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  1. Allocating Harvests Between Competing Users in Fishery Management

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    Allocating Harvests Between Competing Users in Fishery Management Decisions: Appropriate Economic Measures for Valuation. Discussion JAMES L. ANDERSON The evaluation of appropriate eco nomic measures of anecdotal observations complemented with some economic intuition which con clude that more careful economic

  2. Vehicular fuel composition and atmospheric emissions in South China: Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, and Zhuhai

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    Tsai, W. Y; Chan, L. Y; Blake, D. R; Chu, K. W

    2006-01-01

    of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) on Santiago air quality,cluded that roughly 5% of the LPG that was sold in Santiago,The leakage of unburned LPG was found to be a major source

  3. An OpenMPlike Interface for Parallel Programming in Java M. E. Kambites

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    Bull, Mark

    in­ clude JavaParty [15], HPJava [3], Titanium [19] and SPAR Java [18]. However, these are designed. The current implementations of Tita­ nium and SPAR are via compilation to C, and not Java. The remainder

  4. Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, pages 23882397, Lisbon, Portugal, 17-21 September 2015. c 2015 Association for Computational Linguistics.

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    decoding in a number of speech and NLP applications in- cluding ASR (Goel and Byrne, 2000) and SMT (Tromble lattices (Tromble et al., 2008), relevance ranking of spoken utterances and the estimation of docu- ment

  5. Published by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) and issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Andrew G. Hashimoto, Director/De

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    Olsen, Stephen L.

    , N can be ana- lyzed as total N, ammoniacal N (NH4 -N), or nitrate N (NO3 -N that might indicate contamination in- clude cadmium (Cd) chromium (Cr), lead (Pb), sele- nium (Se

  6. Science Activities in Biomass

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust, High-ThroughputUpcoming ReleaseSecurityPediatric CancerSchedulesItemActivities in Biomass

  7. Nuclear Activity in Nearby Galaxies

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    Luis C. Ho

    2008-03-15

    A significant fraction of nearby galaxies show evidence of weak nuclear activity unrelated to normal stellar processes. Recent high-resolution, multiwavelength observations indicate that the bulk of this activity derives from black hole accretion with a wide range of accretion rates. The low accretion rates that typify most low-luminosity active galactic nuclei induce significant modifications to their central engine. The broad-line region and obscuring torus disappear in some of the faintest sources, and the optically thick accretion disk transforms into a three-component structure consisting of an inner radiatively inefficient accretion flow, a truncated outer thin disk, and a jet or outflow. The local census of nuclear activity supports the notion that most, perhaps all, bulges host a central supermassive black hole, although the existence of active nuclei in at least some late-type galaxies suggests that a classical bulge is not a prerequisite to seed a nuclear black hole.

  8. Lab active in support of science activities

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  9. Animat Vision: Active Vision in

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    Article 1 Animat Vision: Active Vision in Artificial Animals Demetri Terzopoulos, Tamer F. Rabie, animat vision prescribes artificial animals, or animats, situated in physics-based virtual worlds as au world. We describe an initial animat vision implementa- tion within lifelike artificial fishes

  10. Coating Active Materials for Applications in Electrochemical...

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    Coating Active Materials for Applications in Electrochemical Devices Technology available for licensing: A process that includes suspendingdissolving an electro-active material...

  11. Geothermal activities in Central America

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    Whetten, J.T.; Hanold, R.J.

    1985-09-11

    The Agency for International Development is funding a new program in energy and minerals for Central America. Geothermal energy is an important component. A country-wide geothermal assessment has started in Honduras, and other assessment activities are in progress or planned for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Panama. Instrumentation for well logging has been provided to Costa Rica, and a self-contained logging truck will be made available for use throughout Central America. An important objective of this program is to involve the private sector in resource development. 4 refs., 3 figs.

  12. Intrinsic Free Energy in Active Nematics

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    Thampi, Sumesh P; Golestanian, Ramin; Yeomans, Julia M

    2015-01-01

    Basing our arguments on the theory of active liquid crystals, we demonstrate both analytically and numerically, that the activity can induce an effective free energy which enhances ordering in extensile systems of active rods and in contractile suspensions of active discs. We argue that this occurs because any ordering fluctuation is enhanced by the flow field it produces. A phase-diagram in the temperature-activity plane compares ordering due to a thermodynamic free energy to that resulting from the activity. We also demonstrate that activity can drive variations in concentration, but for a different physical reason that relies on the separation of hydrodynamic and diffusive timescales.

  13. THERMALLY ACTIVATED REVERSAL IN MAGNETIC NANOSTRUCTURES

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    Usadel, K. D.

    THERMALLY ACTIVATED REVERSAL IN MAGNETIC NANOSTRUCTURES ULRICH NOWAK Theoretische Physik, Gerhard to the nanometer scale. With decreasing size of magnetic particles thermal activation becomes rel­ evant an overview on numerical ap­ proaches to thermal activation in magnetic systems as far as they can

  14. Active materials in photonic crystals

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    Bermel, Peter (Peter A.)

    2007-01-01

    I analyze new phenomena arising from embedding active materials inside of photonic crystal structures. These structures strongly modify the photonic local density of states (LDOS), leading to quantitative and qualitative ...

  15. The Use of Air-Pressure Sensor in Electrolaryngeal Speech Enhancement Based on Statistical Voice Conversion

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    Duh, Kevin

    The Use of Air-Pressure Sensor in Electrolaryngeal Speech Enhancement Based on Statistical Voice speech in- cluding only built-in F0 contours. This paper proposes another speaking-aid system with an air-pressure sensor to enable la- ryngectomees to control F0 contours of the EL speech using their breathing air

  16. Broad-Scale Analysis Contradicts the Theory That Generation Time Affects Molecular Evolutionary Rates in Plants

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    Johnston, Mark

    Abstract. Several studies of plant taxa have con- cluded that generation time, including annual/ perennial in animals, there is little theoretical basis for why generation-time effects would exist in plants. Furthermore, previous reports fail to establish the generality of a generation-time effect in plants be- cause

  17. Activities of Building Commissioning in Japan 

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    Yanagihara, R.

    2006-01-01

    and BackgroundIntroduction and Background #0;?#0;?#0;?#0;? Activities of Building CActivities of Building C??in Japanin Japan ?? IBEC Activity for IEA/Annex40,47IBEC Activity for IEA/Annex40,47 ?? SHASE Activity for Commissioning GuidelineSHASE Activity... ??TepcoTepcoTachikawaTachikawaBuildingBuilding ??Yamatake Research CenterYamatake Research Center ??Red Cross Medical Center Red Cross Medical Center Commissioning Map, Japan and WorldCommissioning Map, Japan and World SHASE BEMS Committee...

  18. Lifetime broadening in the gas phase ~BB2 electronic spectrum of C8H

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    Maier, John Paul

    . It is con- cluded that the rotational lines are broadened by rapid radiationless transitions fromLifetime broadening in the gas phase ~BB2 P ~XX2 P electronic spectrum of C8H Petre Birza, Dmitriy transition of linear C8H was recorded in a planar supersonic ex- pansion by a cw cavity ring

  19. DOI: 10.1002/asia.201000560 Supramolecular Synthons in Designing Low Molecular Mass Gelling Agents

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    Raghavan, Srinivasa

    ) show moderate to good gela- tion abilities with various solvents, in- cluding commercial fuels on these data, in addition to the single-crystal structures of 5 gelator salts. Analysis of the FT-IR and 1 H of Science 2A & 2B Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032, West Bengal (India) Fax: (+91

  20. Conserved Gene Clusters in Bacterial Genomes Provide Further Support for the Primacy of RNA

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    Siefert, Janet

    to the scientific community. These in- clude four (eu)Bacteria, Haemophilus influenzae, Myco- plasma genitalium, M of macromolecules and their assemblies and the linear sequence of the DNA. With the progress now be- ing made (1997) 45:467­472 © Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1997 #12;equivalent genes were adjacent in both

  1. Characteristic temperature in magnetically doped amorphous semiconductors E. Helgren, J. J. Cherry, L. Zeng, and F. Hellman

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    Hellman, Frances

    such as Gd into amorphous Si produces dramatic effects in electrical transport below a characteristic causes dra- matic effects in the magnetic and transport properties, in- cluding enormous negative glass freezing temperature, Tf. However T* represents a funda- mentally different magnetic thermal

  2. AC 2011-904: THE IMPACT OF ENGINEERING-BASED SCIENCE IN-STRUCTION ON SCIENCE CONTENT UNDERSTANDING

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    of Distinguished Teaching where he played with underwater robots, wind tunnels, and LEGO bricks. In 2006-7, he spent the year at ETH in Zurich playing with very very small robots and measuring the lift force directions, in- cluding learning robotics with LEGO bricks and learning manufacturing by building musical

  3. Copeia,2000(2),pp. 587-592 Temporal Variation in Anuran Calling Behavior: Implications for

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    Dorcas, Michael E.

    1997 at a Carolinabay on the U.S. Departmentof Energy'sSavannah River Site, South Carolina after sunset, and the entire route should be run, in- cluding travel time to and from the wetlands to develop models to optimize effectiveness of manual call surveys. We used ARS to quantify and evaluate tem

  4. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Motor Cortex Activation in Schizophrenia

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    2015-01-01

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Motor Cortex Activation inBrain dysfunction during motor activation and corpus callo-Lee HJ, et al. • FMRI of Motor Cortex Activation in

  5. Reaction Rates and Catalysts in Ethanol Production (1 Activity...

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    Reaction Rates and Catalysts in Ethanol Production (1 Activity) Reaction Rates and Catalysts in Ethanol Production (1 Activity) Below is information about the student activity...

  6. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 88838888, 2009 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/9/8883/2009/

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    of anthropogenic activities in- cluding iron, steel, and ferro-alloy manufacturing; coal com- bustion; oil combustion; and mining (Pacyna et al., 1984). Rahn (1981) reported that the wintertime ncMn to ncV ratio

  7. Deciphering Solar Magnetic Activity: On Grand Minima in Solar Activity

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    McIntosh, Scott W

    2015-01-01

    The Sun provides the energy necessary to sustain our existence. While the Sun provides for us, it is also capable of taking away. The weather and climatic scales of solar evolution and the Sun-Earth connection are not well understood. There has been tremendous progress in the century since the discovery of solar magnetism - magnetism that ultimately drives the electromagnetic, particulate and eruptive forcing of our planetary system. There is contemporary evidence of a decrease in solar magnetism, perhaps even indicators of a significant downward trend, over recent decades. Are we entering a minimum in solar activity that is deeper and longer than a typical solar minimum, a "grand minimum"? How could we tell if we are? What is a grand minimum and how does the Sun recover? These are very pertinent questions for modern civilization. In this paper we present a hypothetical demonstration of entry and exit from grand minimum conditions based on a recent analysis of solar features over the past 20 years and their p...

  8. Role of water activity in ethanol fermentations

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    Jones, R.P.; Greenfield, P.F.

    1986-01-01

    A separate role for water activity in the conversion of sugars to ethanol by two strains of yeast is identified. During fermentation of both single and mixed sugar substrates, the water activity was shown to remain constant during the logarithmic growth phase. This is despite the changes in concentration of substrates and production, the constancy reflecting the fact that the greater influence of ethanol on the solution activity is counterbalanced, in the early stages of the fermentation, by its low yield. The end of the log phase of growth coincides with the start of a period of gradually decreasing water activity. For the more ethanol-tolerant strain UQM66Y, growth was found to cease at a constant value of water activity while that for the less tolerant strain UQM70Y depended on both ethanol concentration and water activity. It is argued that water activity is a more appropriate variable than ethanol concentration for describing some of the nonspecific inhibitory effects apparent in ethanol fermentations. A straightforward method for the calculation of water activity during such fermentations based on the use of solution osmolarity is presented.

  9. Mobile Robotics Activities in DOE Laboratories

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    Ron Lujan; Jerry Harbour; John T. Feddema; Sharon Bailey; Jacob Barhen; David Reister

    2005-03-01

    This paper will briefly outline major activities in Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories focused on mobile platforms, both Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV’s) as well as Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV’s). The activities will be discussed in the context of the science and technology construct used by the DOE Technology Roadmap for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM)1 published in 1998; namely, Perception, Reasoning, Action, and Integration. The activities to be discussed span from research and development to deployment in field operations. The activities support customers in other agencies. The discussion of "perception" will include hyperspectral sensors, complex patterns discrimination, multisensor fusion and advances in LADAR technologies, including real-world perception. "Reasoning" activities to be covered include cooperative controls, distributed systems, ad-hoc networks, platform-centric intelligence, and adaptable communications. The paper will discuss "action" activities such as advanced mobility and various air and ground platforms. In the RIM construct, "integration" includes the Human-Machine Integration. Accordingly the paper will discuss adjustable autonomy and the collaboration of operator(s) with distributed UGV’s and UAV’s. Integration also refers to the applications of these technologies into systems to perform operations such as perimeter surveillance, large-area monitoring and reconnaissance. Unique facilities and test beds for advanced mobile systems will be described. Given that this paper is an overview, rather than delve into specific detail in these activities, other more exhaustive references and sources will be cited extensively.

  10. Ultrafast Infrared Studies of Bond Activation in

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    Harris, Charles B.

    a few. Predominate in the field are UV-pump visible-probe techniques, a fact which derives largely from industry. Si-H bond activation by certain transition-metal-containing com- pounds was discovered by Jetz

  11. Active vibration control in a microgravity environment 

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    Park, Myoung Soo

    1987-01-01

    Subject: Mechanical Engineering ACTIVE VIBRATION CONTROL IN A MICROGRAVITY ENVIRONMENT A Thesis by MYOUNG SOO PARK Approved as to style and content by: Dr. C. H. Gerhold (Chairman of Coxnmit tee) Dr. T ozi (Member) Dr. Y. XVe sman (Member) Dr...: Dr. Carl H. Gerhold An analytical model has been developed for active vibration isolation technique in a microgravity environment. The near weightless environment of space permits the vibration sensitive payload to be floated within an enclosure...

  12. Active Optics in Modern, Large Optical Telescopes

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    Lothar Noethe

    2001-11-07

    Active optics is defined as the control of the shape and the alignment of the components of an optical system at low temporal frequencies. For modern large telescopes with flexible monolithic or segmented primary mirrors and also flexible structures this technique is indispensable to reach a performance which is either diffraction limited for an operation in space or limited by the atmosphere for an operation on the ground. This article first describes the theory of active optics, both of the wavefront analysis and the correction mechanisms, then the design of three representative active optics systems, two in telescopes of the four and eight meter class with meniscus mirrors and one in a telescope with a segmented primary mirror, and, finally, presents practical experience with these active optics systems.

  13. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN

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    Hasýrcý, Vasýf

    COOPERATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES FOR CENTERS (MGEP) 35 INITIATIVE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY, ECOSYSTEMS BY THE MINISTRY OF DEVELOPMENT 14 RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 15 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL-going research and development projects in METU, excluding the projects supported within BAP (Scientific Research

  14. Pseudo energy wells in active systems

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    Raman Sheshka; Pierre Recho; Lev Truskinovsky

    2015-09-09

    Active stabilization in systems with zero or negative stiffness is an essential element of a wide variety of biological processes. We study a prototypical example of this phenomenon at a micro-scale and show how active rigidity, interpreted as a formation of a pseudo-well in the effective energy landscape, can be generated in an overdamped ratchet-type stochastic system. We link the transition from negative to positive rigidity with correlations in the noise and show that subtle differences in out-of-equilibrium driving may compromise the emergence of a pseudo-well.

  15. Low Luminosity Activity in Hickson Compact Groups

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    M. A. Martinez; A. del Olmo; J. Perea; R. Coziol

    2006-11-02

    With the aim of studying the influence of environment on the nuclear activity of galaxies, we have selected a well defined sample of 65 Compact Groups of galaxies with concordant redshift in the Hickson Catalog. In this proceeding, we present the results of the classification of nuclear activity for 42 galaxies, based on newly obtained spectral observations. In this subsample, 71% of the galaxies turned out to have emission lines in their nuclei. 73% of these emission-line galaxies were found to have characteristics consistent with low luminosity AGN (LLAGN), which makes compact groups extremely rich in such objects.

  16. Pseudo energy wells in active systems

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    Sheshka, Raman; Truskinovsky, Lev

    2015-01-01

    Active stabilization in systems with zero or negative stiffness is an essential element of a wide variety of biological processes. We study a prototypical example of this phenomenon at a micro-scale and show how active rigidity, interpreted as a formation of a pseudo-well in the effective energy landscape, can be generated in an overdamped ratchet-type stochastic system. We link the transition from negative to positive rigidity with correlations in the noise and show that subtle differences in out-of-equilibrium driving may compromise the emergence of a pseudo-well.

  17. urricane activity in the Atlantic basin increased

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    with levels in the 1970s and 1980s. For example, the accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) index in the Atlantic of disturbances. Bottom: annual number (Aug­Oct) of North Atlantic basin hurricanes (1980­2005). See figures 2, is a crucial question for the future outlook of hurricane activity in the basin. It is difficult to distinguish

  18. R. K. Heitschmidt, R. E. Short and E. E. Grings Ecosystems, sustainability, and animal agriculture

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    Wang, Changlu

    matter intakes. Cultural energy inputs in- cluded raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, maintenance

  19. Direct from CDC Environmental Health

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    will be dealing with similar ecologic and health impacts, in cluding desertification (Neelin, Münnich, Su

  20. POSSIBLE CHROMOSPHERIC ACTIVITY CYCLES IN AD LEO

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    Buccino, Andrea P.; Petrucci, Romina; Mauas, Pablo J. D.; Jofré, Emiliano

    2014-01-20

    AD Leo (GJ 388) is an active dM3 flare star that has been extensively observed both in the quiescent and flaring states. Since this active star is near the fully convective boundary, studying its long-term chromospheric activity in detail could be an appreciable contribution to dynamo theory. Here, using the Lomb-Scargle periodogram, we analyze the Ca II K line-core fluxes derived from CASLEO spectra obtained between 2001 and 2013 and the V magnitude from the ASAS database between 2004 and 2010. From both of these totally independent time series, we obtain a possible activity cycle with a period of approximately seven years and a less significant shorter cycle of approximately two years. A tentative interpretation is that a dynamo operating near the surface could be generating the longer cycle, while a second dynamo operating in the deep convection zone could be responsible for the shorter one. Based on the long duration of our observing program at CASLEO and the fact that we observe different spectral features simultaneously, we also analyze the relation between simultaneous measurements of the Na I index (R{sub D}{sup ?}), H?, and Ca II K fluxes at different activity levels of AD Leo, including flares.

  1. Bursts of Active Transport in Living Cells

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    Bo Wang; James Kuo; Steve Granick

    2013-07-07

    We scrutinize the temporally-resolved speed of active cargo transport in living cells, and show intermittent bursting motions. These nonlinear fluctuations follow a scaling law over several decades of time and space, the statistical regularities displaying a time-averaged shape that we interpret to reflect stress buildup followed by rapid release. The power law of scaling is the same as seen in driven jammed colloids, granular, and magnetic systems. The implied regulation of active transport with environmental obstruction extends the classical notion of molecular crowding.

  2. Thermally Activated Processes in Polymer Glasses

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    V. Parihar; D. Drosdoff; A. Widom; Y. N. Srivastava

    2005-12-03

    A derivation is given for the Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann thermal activation law for the glassy state of a bulk polymer. Our microscopic considerations involve the entropy of closed polymer molecular chains (i.e. polymer closed strings). For thin film polymer glasses, one obtains open polymer strings in that the boundary surfaces serve as possible string endpoint locations. The Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann thermal activation law thereby holds true for a bulk polymer glass but is modified in the neighborhood of the boundaries of thin film polymers.

  3. Active polar fluid flow in finite droplets

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    Carl A. Whitfield; Davide Marenduzzo; Raphaël Voituriez; Rhoda J. Hawkins

    2014-02-19

    We present a continuum level analytical model of a droplet of active contractile fluid consisting of filaments and motors. We calculate the steady state flows that result from a splayed polarisation of the filaments. We account for the interaction with an arbitrary external medium by imposing a viscous friction at the fixed droplet boundary. We then show that the droplet has non-zero force dipole and quadrupole moments, the latter of which is essential for self-propelled motion of the droplet at low Reynolds' number. Therefore, this calculation describes a simple mechanism for the motility of a droplet of active contractile fluid embedded in a 3D environment, which is relevant to cell migration in confinement (for example, embedded within a gel or tissue). Our analytical results predict how the system depends on various parameters such as the effective friction coefficient, the phenomenological activity parameter and the splay of the imposed polarisation.

  4. Energy Storage Activities in the United States Electricity Grid...

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    Energy Storage Activities in the United States Electricity Grid. May 2011 Energy Storage Activities in the United States Electricity Grid. May 2011 Energy storage technologies...

  5. Tritium research activities in Safety and Tritium Applied Research...

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    research activities in Safety and Tritium Applied Research (STAR) facility, Idaho National Laboratory Tritium research activities in Safety and Tritium Applied Research (STAR)...

  6. Activity-induced phase separation and self-assembly in mixtures of active and passive particles

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    Joakim Stenhammar; Raphael Wittkowski; Davide Marenduzzo; Michael E. Cates

    2015-01-07

    We investigate the phase behavior and kinetics of a monodisperse mixture of active (\\textit{i.e.}, self-propelled) and passive isometric Brownian particles through Brownian dynamics simulations and theory. As in a purely active system, motility of the active component triggers phase separation into a dense and a dilute phase; in the dense phase we further find active-passive segregation, with "rafts" of passive particles in a "sea" of active particles. We find that phase separation from an initially disordered mixture can occur with as little as 15 percent of the particles being active. Finally, we show that a system prepared in a suitable fully segregated initial state reproducibly self-assembles an active "corona" which triggers crystallization of the passive core by initiating a compression wave. Our findings are relevant to the experimental pursuit of directed self-assembly using active particles.

  7. Active Sensing by Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Realistic Communication

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    Frew, Eric W.

    Active Sensing by Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Realistic Communication Environments Eric W. Frew-theoretic framework for active sensing by unmanned aircraft systems in realistic communication environments of unmanned aircraft systems performing active sensing missions. Networked communication and information flow

  8. Digital Signaling and Hysteresis Characterize Ras Activation in Lymphoid Cells

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    Das, Jayajit

    Activation of Ras proteins underlies functional decisions in diverse cell types. Two molecules, RasGRP and SOS, catalyze Ras activation in lymphocytes. Binding of active Ras to SOS' allosteric pocket markedly increases ...

  9. The Sun in Time: Activity and Environment

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    M. Guedel

    2007-12-11

    (abridged) The Sun's magnetic activity has steadily declined during its main-sequence life. While the solar photospheric luminosity was about 30% lower 4.6 Gyr ago when the Sun arrived on the main sequence compared to present-day levels, its faster rotation generated enhanced magnetic activity; magnetic heating processes in the chromosphere, the transition region, and the corona induced ultraviolet, extreme-ultraviolet, and X-ray emission about 10, 100, and 1000 times, respectively, the present-day levels, as inferred from young solar-analog stars. Also, the production rate of accelerated, high-energy particles was orders of magnitude higher than in present-day solar flares, and a much stronger wind escaped from the Sun, permeating the entire solar system. The consequences of the enhanced radiation and particle fluxes from the young Sun were potentially severe for the evolution of solar-system planets and moons. Interactions of high-energy radiation and the solar wind with upper planetary atmospheres may have led to the escape of important amounts of atmospheric constituents. The present dry atmosphere of Venus and the thin atmosphere of Mars may be a product of early irradiation and heating by solar high-energy radiation. High levels of magnetic activity are also inferred for the pre-main sequence Sun. At those stages, interactions of high-energy radiation and particles with the circumsolar disk in which planets eventually formed were important. Traces left in meteorites by energetic particles and anomalous isotopic abundance ratios in meteoritic inclusions may provide evidence for a highly active pre-main sequence Sun. The present article reviews these various issues related to the magnetic activity of the young Sun and the consequent interactions with its environment.

  10. Summary of trends in photovoltaic patent activity

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    Levine, L.O.

    1984-06-01

    This report presents information on patent activity for inventions concerning photovoltaic cell technology. Such information can aid in the assessment of the status and direction of technological development. A total of 729 US patents that issued between mid-1962 and the end of 1982, were individually examined and classified into several technical categories for this study. Computerized analysis of trends in patent activity among major technical categories was performed. The level of inventive activity increased dramatically in the mid-1970's. It appears to have peaked in 1978 and remained steady through 1980. The data indicates that, beginning in 1978, an increasing proportion of inventions were among approaches other than the conventional Cz type cells, specifically thin film and concentrator cells. Thin film and Cz type photovoltaic cells represent two-thirds of the patents analyzed. Among thin film patents, silicon and cadmium containing cells represent about two-thirds of the patents analyzed. Further insight into recent trends could be obtained by adding more recently issued patents to the database.

  11. Significant Quantum Effects in Hydrogen Activation

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    Kyriakou, Georgios; Davidson, Erlend R.; Peng, Guowen; Roling, Luke T.; Singh, Suyash; Boucher, Matthew B.; Marcinkowski, Matthew D.; Mavrikakis, Manos; Michaelides, Angelos; Sykes, E. Charles H.

    2014-05-27

    Dissociation of molecular hydrogen is an important step in a wide variety of chemical, biological, and physical processes. Due to the light mass of hydrogen, it is recognized that quantum effects are often important to its reactivity. However, understanding how quantum effects impact the reactivity of hydrogen is still in its infancy. Here, we examine this issue using a well-defined Pd/Cu(111) alloy that allows the activation of hydrogen and deuterium molecules to be examined at individual Pd atom surface sites over a wide range of temperatures. Experiments comparing the uptake of hydrogen and deuterium as a function of temperature reveal completely different behavior of the two species. The rate of hydrogen activation increases at lower sample temperature, whereas deuterium activation slows as the temperature is lowered. Density functional theory simulations in which quantum nuclear effects are accounted for reveal that tunneling through the dissociation barrier is prevalent for H2 up to 190 K and for D2 up to 140 K. Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations indicate that the effective barrier to H2 dissociation is so low that hydrogen uptake on the surface is limited merely by thermodynamics, whereas the D2 dissociation process is controlled by kinetics. These data illustrate the complexity and inherent quantum nature of this ubiquitous and seemingly simple chemical process. Examining these effects in other systems with a similar range of approaches may uncover temperature regimes where quantum effects can be harnessed, yielding greater control of bond-breaking processes at surfaces and uncovering useful chemistries such as selective bond activation or isotope separation.

  12. Misaligned Disks as Obscurers in Active Galaxies

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    Lawrence, A.; Elvis, M.; /Edinburgh U., Inst. Astron. /Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.

    2010-06-02

    We review critically the evidence concerning the fraction of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) which appear as Type 2 AGN, carefully distinguishing strict Type 2 AGN from both more lightly reddened Type 1 AGN, and from low excitation narrow line AGN, which may represent a different mode of activity. Low excitation AGN occur predominantly at low luminosities; after removing these, true Type 2 AGN represent 58{-+}5% of all AGN, and lightly reddened Type 1 AGN a further {approx}15%. Radio, IR, and volume-limited samples all agree in showing no change of Type 2 fraction with luminosity. X-ray samples do show a change with luminosity; we discuss possible reasons for this discrepancy. We test a very simple picture which produces this Type 2 fraction with minimal assumptions. In this picture, infall from large scales occurs in random directions, but must eventually align with the inner accretion flow, producing a severely warped disk on parsec scales. If the re-alignment is dominated by tilt, with minimal twist, a wide range of covering factors is predicted in individual objects, but with an expected mean fraction of Type 2 AGN of exactly 50%. This 'tilted disc' picture predicts reasonable alignment of observed nuclear structures on average, but with distinct misalignments in individual cases. Initial case studies of the few well resolved objects show that such misalignments are indeed present.

  13. PKA Mediates Constitutive Activation of CFTR in Human Sweat Duct

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    Reddy, M. M.; Quinton, P. M.

    2009-01-01

    al. 1992), not only in sweat ducts but also in M. M. Reddy,Basal CFTR Activity in Sweat Duct Fig. 6 Effect of cytosolicBasal CFTR Activity in Sweat Duct Fig. 9 Effect of cytosolic

  14. Phosphatidic acid activates a wound-activated MAPK in Glycine max

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    Hirt, Heribert

    the alfalfa MAPK, SIMK. When PA production is inhibited with n-butanol, an inhibitor of phospholipase DPhosphatidic acid activates a wound-activated MAPK in Glycine max Sumin Lee1 , Heribert Hirt2 a systemic increase in phosphatidic acid (PA) levels after being wounded (Lee et al., 1997). To understand

  15. Modeling - Scale-Bridging Simulations Active Materials in Li...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    - Scale-Bridging Simulations Active Materials in Li-ion Batteries, and Validation in BATT Electrodes Modeling - Scale-Bridging Simulations Active Materials in Li-ion Batteries, and...

  16. Broad iron lines in Active Galactic Nuclei

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    A. C. Fabian; K. Iwasawa; C. S. Reynolds; A. J. Young

    2000-04-26

    An intrinsically narrow line emitted by an accretion disk around a black hole appears broadened and skewed as a result of the Doppler effect and gravitational redshift. The fluorescent iron line in the X-ray band at 6.4-6.9keV is the strongest such line and is seen in the X-ray spectrum of many active galactic nuclei and, in particular, Seyfert galaxies. It is an important diagnostic with which to study the geometry and other properties of the accretion flow very close to the central black hole. The broad iron line indicates the presence of a standard thin accretion disk in those objects, often seen at low inclination. The broad iron line has opened up strong gravitational effects around black holes to observational study with wide-reaching consequences for both astrophysics and physics.

  17. Integration of GIS with Activity-Based Model in ATIS

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    Kwan, Mei-Po; Golledge, Reginald

    1995-01-01

    Integration of GIS with Activity-Based Model in ATIS Mei-Poregulation. Integration of GIS with Activity-Based Model inGrant UCTC Grant DTRS92-G-0009: GIS Data Model for DOT "A

  18. Activities and Accomplishments in MY 2006/FY 2007

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    Not Available

    2007-08-01

    Document details the compliance activities of EPAct-covered state and alternative fuel provider fleets in model year 2006.

  19. Search for the return of activity in active asteroid 176P/LINEAR

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    Hsieh, Henry H. [Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Denneau, Larry; Jedicke, Robert; Kaluna, Heather M.; Keane, Jacqueline V.; Kleyna, Jan; MacLennan, Eric M.; Meech, Karen J.; Riesen, Timm; Schunova, Eva; Urban, Laurie; Vereš, Peter; Wainscoat, Richard J. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Fitzsimmons, Alan; Lacerda, Pedro [Astrophysics Research Centre, Queens University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom); Hainaut, Olivier R. [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Straße 2, D-85748 Garching bei München (Germany); Ishiguro, Masateru [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of); Moskovitz, Nick A. [Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Snodgrass, Colin [Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 2, D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany); Trujillo, Chadwick A., E-mail: hhsieh@asiaa.sinica.edu.tw [Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center, 670 North Aohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); and others

    2014-04-01

    We present the results of a search for the reactivation of active asteroid 176P/LINEAR during its 2011 perihelion passage using deep optical observations obtained before, during, and after that perihelion passage. Deep composite images of 176P constructed from data obtained between 2011 June and 2011 December show no visible signs of activity, while photometric measurements of the object during this period also show no significant brightness enhancements similar to that observed for 176P between 2005 November and 2005 December when it was previously observed to be active. An azimuthal search for dust emission likewise reveals no evidence for directed emission (i.e., a tail, as was previously observed for 176P), while a one-dimensional surface brightness profile analysis shows no indication of a spherically symmetric coma at any time in 2011. We conclude that 176P did not in fact exhibit activity in 2011, at least not on the level on which it exhibited activity in 2005, and suggest that this could be due to the devolatization or mantling of the active site responsible for its activity in 2005.

  20. Active and passive coping strategies in chronic pain patients 

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    Snow-Turek, Andrea Lynn

    1994-01-01

    This study assessed the validity of an active/passive conceptualization of coping in a sample of chronic pain patients (N = 84). The validity of active and passive coping dimensions was supported. The Coping Strategies ...

  1. Melanin as an active layer in biosensors

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    Piacenti da Silva, Marina Congiu, Mirko Oliveira Graeff, Carlos Frederico de; Fernandes, Jéssica Colnaghi Biziak de Figueiredo, Natália Mulato, Marcelo

    2014-03-15

    The development of pH sensors is of great interest due to its extensive application in several areas such as industrial processes, biochemistry and particularly medical diagnostics. In this study, the pH sensing properties of an extended gate field effect transistor (EGFET) based on melanin thin films as active layer are investigated and the physical mechanisms related to the device operation are discussed. Thin films were produced from different melanin precursors on indium tin oxide (ITO) and gold substrates and were investigated by Atomic Force Microscopy and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. Experiments were performed in the pH range from 2 to 12. EGFETs with melanin deposited on ITO and on gold substrates showed sensitivities ranging from 31.3 mV/pH to 48.9 mV/pH, depending on the melanin precursor and the substrate used. The pH detection is associated with specific binding sites in its structure, hydroxyl groups and quinone imine.

  2. Activity based interfaces in online social networks

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    Laraqui, Jawad

    2007-01-01

    The goal of the project is to explore how activity-based interfaces can create more meaningful experiences for the users and builders of online social networking sites. Medina, a social-networking site based on the idea ...

  3. Growing Up in Scotland: Food and Activity - Summary Report 

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    Government, Scottish

    2009-03-18

    This report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland study to explore issues related to, food and activity in Scotland specifically in relation to young children.

  4. Proton Diffusion in Nickel Hydroxide Prediction of Active Material Utilization

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    Weidner, John W.

    Proton Diffusion in Nickel Hydroxide Prediction of Active Material Utilization Sathya Motupally of the active material is controlled by the diffusion rate of protons through the film. This hypothesis- tion by including the effect of proton diffusion through the active material of the nickel electrode.6

  5. Optimizing Exception Handling in Workows using Activity Restructuring

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    Gal, Avigdor

    range from halting a process, through attempts of activity reactivation, to an identi...cs of an exception, exception handling may range from halting a process, through attempts of activity reactivationOptimizing Exception Handling in Workows using Activity Restructuring Mati Golani1 , Avigdor Gal2 1

  6. Blind Geothermal System Exploration in Active Volcanic Environments...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Multi-phase Geophysical and Geochemical Surveys in Overt & Subtle Volcanic Systems, Hawaii & Maui Blind Geothermal System Exploration in Active Volcanic Environments;...

  7. IN VITRO MUTAGENIC AND DNA AND CHROMOSOMAL DAMAGE ACTIVITY BY...

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    IN VITRO MUTAGENIC AND DNA AND CHROMOSOMAL DAMAGE ACTIVITY BY SURFACTANT DISPERSION OR SOLVENT EXTRACT OF A REFERENCE DIESEL EXHAUST PARTICULATE MATERIAL IN VITRO MUTAGENIC AND DNA...

  8. Distinct summer and winter bacterial communities in the active...

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    of Svalbard permafrost revealed by DNA- and RNA-based analyses The active layer of soil overlaying permafrost in the Arctic is subjected to dramatic annual changes in...

  9. Distinct summer and winter bacterial communities in the active...

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    Biology University of Tromso, Tromso, Norway The active layer of soil overlaying permafrost in the Arctic is subjected to dramatic annual changes in temperature and soil...

  10. The Solar Activity in the Miocene Period In this Subthesis we study the solar activity in the Miocene (or Triassic)

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    rays, short­wave radiations, the solar constant). One of the longest series of data is the records of UV and X­ray radi­ ation also show a strong correlation between the radiative energy flux and solarThe Solar Activity in the Miocene Period In this Subthesis we study the solar activity

  11. Energy Storage Activities in the United States Electricity Grid...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Activities in the United States Electricity Grid Electricity Advisory Committee Energy Storage Technologies Subcommittee Members Ralph Masiello, Subcommittee Chair Senior Vice...

  12. Overview of Fraunhofer IPM Activities in High Temperature Bulk...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    within Framework Programme 7 and additional activities in Germany Standardization of Transport Properties Measurements: Internal Energy Agency (IEA-AMT) Annex on Thermoelectric...

  13. A Summary of Control System Security Standards Activities in...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    security topic. This work focuses on control systems standards applicable to the energy (oil, gas, and electric, but not nuclear) sector. Summary of CS Standards Activities in the...

  14. STRUCTURAL AND TECTONIC CONTROLS OF GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITY IN THE...

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    AND TECTONIC CONTROLS OF GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITY IN THE BASIN AND RANGE PROVINCE, WESTERN USA We are conducting an inventory of structural settings of geothermal systems (>400...

  15. Engaging Students in Active Learning: Case Studies in Geography, Environment

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    Al-Qahtani, Mohammad

    Engaging Students in Active Learning: Case Studies in Geography, Environment and Related 2004 #12; Copyright, University of Gloucestershire 2004 Published by: Geography Discipline Network (GDN Studies in Geography, Environment and Related Disciplines ISBN: 1 86174 145 6 Typeset by Michele Hills

  16. Synthetic reverberating activity patterns embedded in networks of cortical neurons

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    Roni Vardi; Avner Wallach; Evi Kopelowitz; Moshe Abeles; Shimon Marom; Ido Kanter

    2012-03-26

    Synthetic reverberating activity patterns are experimentally generated by stimulation of a subset of neurons embedded in a spontaneously active network of cortical cells in-vitro. The neurons are artificially connected by means of conditional stimulation matrix, forming a synthetic local circuit with a predefined programmable connectivity and time-delays. Possible uses of this experimental design are demonstrated, analyzing the sensitivity of these deterministic activity patterns to transmission delays and to the nature of ongoing network dynamics.

  17. RESEARCH ARTICLE Shared and Idiosyncratic Cortical Activation Patterns in Autism

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    Hasson, Uri

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Shared and Idiosyncratic Cortical Activation Patterns in Autism Revealed Under been documented in individuals with autism, the functional implications of these alterations remain activity in adults with autism during free-viewing of a popular audio­visual movie. Whereas these complex

  18. Summary of ICTP activities in support of science in Brazil

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    Summary of ICTP activities in support of science in Brazil 8/5/13ICTP Public Information Office 1 #12;*For the period 1970-1982, 253 visitors came from Brazil; the total number of visitors is 3538 from Brazil 1983-2012* Visitors Female** 8/5/13ICTP Public Information Office #12; Scientific visitors

  19. Discovery of Deaminase Activities in COG1816 

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    Goble, Alissa M

    2013-04-24

    ligand 3/1/2012 4F0R 5?-methylthioadenosine deaminase C. violaceum 1 Zn, 5'-deoxy-5'-thiomethyladenosine 5/4/2012 4F0L N-formimino-L- glutamate deiminase B. melitensis 1 Fe 5/4/2012 4GXW unknown deaminase B. ambifaria 1 Zn 9/4/2012 8... The proposed catalytic mechanism begins with the Zn2+ activating the attacking water molecule (8). The histidine from ?-strand 6 can act as a proton shuttle to remove a proton from the zinc bound water and transfer it to the glutamate from ?-strand 5, which...

  20. Activation of Air and Utilities in the National Ignition Facility

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    Khater, H; Pohl, B; Brererton, S

    2010-04-08

    Detailed 3-D modeling of the NIF facility is developed to accurately simulate the radiation environment within the NIF. Neutrons streaming outside the NIF Target Chamber will activate the air present inside the Target Bay and the Ar gas inside the laser tubes. Smaller levels of activity are also generated in the Switchyard air and in the Ar portion of the SY laser beam path. The impact of neutron activation of utilities located inside the Target Bay is analyzed for variety of shot types. The impact of activating TB utilities on dose received by maintenance personnel post-shot is analyzed. The current NIF facility model includes all important features of the Target Chamber, shielding system, and building configuration. Flow of activated air from the Target Bay is controlled by the HVAC system. The amount of activated Target Bay air released through the stack is very small and does not pose significant hazard to personnel or the environment. Activation of Switchyard air is negligible. Activation of Target Bay utilities result in a manageable dose rate environment post high yield (20 MJ) shots. The levels of activation generated in air and utilities during D-D and THD shots are small and do not impact work planning post shots.

  1. A ``NEW'' APPROACH TO ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL IN DUCTS 1

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    A ``NEW'' APPROACH TO ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL IN DUCTS 1 Prashant Mehta 2 , Yuan Zheng 3 , Yossi Chait consider the fixed­filter design ap­ proach for active noise control (ANC) in ducts. Based on a large body.e., a duct equipped with both feedforward and feedback sensors and a control speaker. Our design of a linear

  2. Dissociating Motivation from Reward in Human Striatal Activity

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    Knutson, Brian

    Dissociating Motivation from Reward in Human Striatal Activity Eric M. Miller, Maya U. Shankar the motivation associated with seeking a reward. Although moti- vation generally scales positively with increases dissociates value-related activation from that induced by motivation alone by employing a task in which

  3. Temporal Conditions and Integrity Constraints in Active Database Systems \\Lambda

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    Wolfson, Ouri E.

    to specify conditions that involve both, events and database states, and their evolution over time. BasicallyTemporal Conditions and Integrity Constraints in Active Database Systems \\Lambda A. Prasad Sistla, for specifying conditions and events in the rules for active database sys­ tem. This language permits

  4. Imaging the electromechanical activity of the heart in vivo

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    Konofagou, Elisa E.

    Imaging the electromechanical activity of the heart in vivo Jean Provosta , Wei-Ning Leea , Kana of the electrical activation. In this paper, electromechanical wave imaging (EWI), a novel ultrasound-based imaging method, is shown to be capable of mapping the electromechanics of all four cardiac chambers at high

  5. Persistence of activity in noisy motor-filament assemblies

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    Chelakkot, Raghunath; Mahadevan, L

    2015-01-01

    Long, elastic filaments cross-linked and deformed by active molecular motors occur in various natural settings. The overall macroscopic mechanical response of such a composite network depends on the coupling between the active and the passive properties of the underlying constituents and nonlocal interactions between different parts of the composite. In a simple one dimensional system, using a mean field model, it has been shown that the combination of motor activity and finite filament extensibility yields a persistence length scale over which strain decays. Here we study a similar system, in the complementary limit of strong noise and moderate extensibility, using Brownian multi-particle collision dynamics-based numerical simulations that includes the coupling between motor kinetics and local filament extensibility. While the numerical model shows deviations from the mean field predictions due to the presence of strong active noise caused by the variations in individual motor activity, several qualitative f...

  6. Growing Up in Scotland: Year 3 - Food and Activity 

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    Marryat, Louise; Valeria, Skafida; Webster, Catriona

    2009-01-21

    This report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland study to explore the prevalence of, and many issues related to, food and activity in Scotland specifically in relation to young children.

  7. DISTRIBUTION OF SENSE-MAKING INSTANCES IN EACH ACTIVITY AND ACTIVITY SUB-SECTION, BY GROUP AND STUDENT

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    Sandifer, Cody

    410 APPENDIX 4 DISTRIBUTION OF SENSE-MAKING INSTANCES IN EACH ACTIVITY AND ACTIVITY SUB for a clarification, prediction, etc. #12;411 Table A4-1. Distribution of sense-making instances for group 1-2. Distribution of sense-making instances for each group 1 student in activity 1 of cycle 3. Student CL P UE DDC

  8. The Sun in Time: Activity and Environment Manuel Gudel

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    Guedel, Manuel

    The Sun in Time: Activity and Environment Manuel G¨udel Paul Scherrer Institute, W://www.astro.phys.ethz.ch/staff/guedel/guedel.html Abstract The Sun's magnetic activity has steadily declined during its main-sequence life. While the solar photospheric luminosity was about 30% lower 4.6 Gyr ago when the Sun arrived on the main sequence compared

  9. The force on a body in active matter

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    Wen Yan; John F. Brady

    2015-10-27

    We present a general theory for determining the force (and torque) exerted on a boundary (or body) in active matter. The theory extends the description of passive Brownian colloids to self-propelled active particles and applies for all ratios of the thermal energy $k_BT$ to the swimmer's activity $k_sT_s = \\zeta U_0^2\\tau_R/6$, where $\\zeta$ is the Stokes drag coefficient, $U_0$ is the swim speed and $\\tau_R$ is the reorientation time of the active particles. The theory has a natural microscopic length scale over which concentration and orientation distributions are confined near boundaries, but the microscopic length does not appear in the force. The swim pressure emerges naturally and dominates the behavior when the boundary size is large compared to the swimmer's run length $\\ell = U_0\\tau_R$. The theory is used to predict the motion of bodies of all sizes immersed in active matter.

  10. The Role of Organic Capping Layers of Platinum Nanoparticles in Catalytic Activity of CO Oxidation

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    Park, Jeong Y.; Aliaga, Cesar; Renzas, J. Russell; Lee, Hyunjoo; Somorjai, Gabor A.

    2009-01-01

    Nanoparticles in Catalytic Activity of CO Oxidation Jeong Y.that the catalytic activity under CO oxidation with partiallayers on catalytic activity during CO oxidation is not

  11. The Role of Organic Capping Layers of Platinum Nanoparticles in Catalytic Activity of CO Oxidation

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    Park, Jeong Y.

    2010-01-01

    Nanoparticles in Catalytic Activity of CO Oxidation Jeong Y.that the catalytic activity under CO oxidation with partiallayers on catalytic activity during CO oxidation is not

  12. Guantánamo and Its Aftermath: U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices and Their Impact on Former Detainees

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    Stover, Eric; Fletcher, Laurel

    2009-01-01

    and con- cluded in a top-secret report that approximately a2002 and concluded in a top-secret report that approximatelyand con- cluded in a top-secret report that approximately

  13. Contagion effects in the world network of economic activities

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    Kandiah, V; Shepelyansky, D L

    2015-01-01

    Using the new data from the OECD-WTO world network of economic activities we construct the Google matrix $G$ of this directed network and perform its detailed analysis. The network contains 58 countries and 37 activity sectors for years 1995, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009. The construction of $G$, based on Markov chain transitions, treats all countries on equal democratic grounds while the contribution of activity sectors is proportional to their exchange monetary volume. The Google matrix analysis allows to obtain reliable ranking of countries and activity sectors and to determine the sensitivity of CheiRank-PageRank commercial balance of countries in respect to price variations and labor cost in various countries. We demonstrate that the developed approach takes into account multiplicity of network links with economy interactions between countries and activity sectors thus being more efficient compared to the usual export-import analysis. Our results highlight the striking increase of the influence of German econo...

  14. HANDLING UNCERTAINTY IN PRODUCTION ACTIVITY CONTROL USING PROACTIVE SIMULATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    HANDLING UNCERTAINTY IN PRODUCTION ACTIVITY CONTROL USING PROACTIVE SIMULATION Olivier CARDIN, Production Control, Manufacturing Systems, Proactive, Real-time. 1. INTRODUCTION In today's complex of a product. Real-word planning and scheduling problems are generally complex, constrained and multi

  15. Orientational hysteresis in swarms of active particles in external field

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    Maksym Romensky; Vladimir Lobaskin

    2015-05-28

    Structure and ordering in swarms of active particles have much in common with condensed matter systems like magnets or liquid crystals. A number of important characteristics of such materials can be obtained via dynamic tests such as hysteresis. In this work, we show that dynamic hysteresis can be observed also in swarms of active particles and possesses similar properties to the counterparts in magnetic materials. To study the swarm dynamics, we use computer simulations of the active Brownian particle model with dissipative interactions. The swarm is confined to a narrow linear channel and the one-dimensional polar order parameter is measured. In an oscillating external field, the order parameter demonstrates dynamic hysteresis with the shape of the loop and its area varying with the amplitude and frequency of the applied field, swarm density and the noise intensity. We measure the scaling exponents for the hysteresis loop area, which can be associated with the controllability of the swarm. Although the exponents are non-universal and depend on the system's parameters, their limiting values can be predicted using a generic model of dynamic hysteresis. We also discuss similarities and differences between the swarm ordering dynamics and two-dimensional magnets.

  16. Persistence of activity in noisy motor-filament assemblies

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    Raghunath Chelakkot; Arvind Gopinath; L. Mahadevan

    2015-01-12

    Long, elastic filaments cross-linked and deformed by active molecular motors occur in various natural settings. The overall macroscopic mechanical response of such a composite network depends on the coupling between the active and the passive properties of the underlying constituents and nonlocal interactions between different parts of the composite. In a simple one dimensional system, using a mean field model, it has been shown that the combination of motor activity and finite filament extensibility yields a persistence length scale over which strain decays. Here we study a similar system, in the complementary limit of strong noise and moderate extensibility, using Brownian multi-particle collision dynamics-based numerical simulations that includes the coupling between motor kinetics and local filament extensibility. While the numerical model shows deviations from the mean field predictions due to the presence of strong active noise caused by the variations in individual motor activity, several qualitative features are still retained. Specifically, for fixed motor attachment and detachment rates, the decay is length is set by the ratio of the passive elasticity to the active shear resistance generated by attached motors. Our study generalizes the notion of persistence in passive thermal systems to actively driven systems with testable predictions.

  17. We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

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    Bishop, M; Engle, Sophie; Peisert, Sean; Whalen, Sean; Gates, Carrie

    2008-01-01

    a Threat Model for Storage Systems. In Proceedings of thea threat model for storage systems that in- cludes a brief

  18. AALO: Activity recognition in smart homes using Active Learning in the presence of Overlapped

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    Weimer, Westley

    (HMM and HSMM). I. INTRODUCTION Due to increasing number of elderly people and single households living activities are instrumented with passive sensors. When a resident moves from one room to another or uses

  19. Activation of ERK mitogen-activated protein kinase in human cells by the mycotoxin patulin

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    Wu, T.-S. [Department of Life Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, No. 110, Sec. 1, Chien-Kuo N. Road, Taichung, Taiwan (China); Yu, F.-Y. [Department of Life Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, No. 110, Sec. 1, Chien-Kuo N. Road, Taichung, Taiwan (China); Su, C.-C. [Tian-Sheng Memorial Hospital, Tong kong, Ping-Tong, Taiwan (China); Kan, J.-C. [Department of Life Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, No. 110, Sec. 1, Chien-Kuo N. Road, Taichung, Taiwan (China); Chung, C.-P. [Department of Life Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, No. 110, Sec. 1, Chien-Kuo N. Road, Taichung, Taiwan (China); Liu, B.-H. [Department of Life Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University, No. 110, Sec. 1, Chien-Kuo N. Road, Taichung, Taiwan (China)]. E-mail: bingliu@csmu.edu.tw

    2005-09-01

    Patulin (PAT), a mycotoxin produced by certain species of Penicillium and Aspergillus, is often detectable in moldy fruits and their derivative products. PAT led to a concentration-dependent and time-dependent increase in phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) in human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells, human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), and Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells. Exposure of HEK293 cells to concentrations above 5 {mu}M PAT for 30 min induced ERK1/2 phosphorylation; activation of ERK1/2 was also observed after 24 h incubation with 0.05 {mu}M of PAT. Treatment of human PBMCs for 30 min with 30 {mu}M PAT dramatically increased the phosphorylated ERK1/2 levels. Both MEK1/2 inhibitors, U0126 and PD98059, suppressed ERK1/2 activation in either HEK293 or MDCK cells. In HEK293 cells, U0126-mediated inhibition of PAT-induced ERK1/2 phosphorylation resulted in a significant decrease in levels of DNA damage, expressed as tail moment values, in the single cell gel electrophoresis assay. Conversely, U0126 did not affect cell viability, lactate dehydrogenase release, and the DNA synthesis rate in PAT-treated cultures. Exposure of HEK293 cells for 90 min to 15 {mu}M PAT elevated the levels of early growth response gene-1 (egr-1) mRNA, but not of c-fos, fosB, and junB mRNAs. These results indicate that in human cells, PAT causes a rapid and persistent activation of ERK1/2 and this signaling pathway plays an important role in mediating PAT-induced DNA damage and egr-1 gene expression.

  20. Anomalous dynamics of an elastic membrane in an active fluid

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    S. A. Mallory; C. Valeriani; A. Cacciuto

    2015-05-06

    Using numerical simulations, we characterized the behavior of an elastic membrane immersed in an active fluid. Our findings reveal a nontrivial folding and re-expansion of the membrane that is controlled by the interplay of its resistance to bending and the self-propulsion strength of the active components in solution. We show how flexible membranes tend to collapse into multi-folded states, whereas stiff membranes oscillates between an extended configuration and a singly folded state. This study provides a simple example of how to exploit the random motion of active particles to perform mechanical work at the micro-scale.

  1. Nonequilibrium equation of state in suspensions of active colloids

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    Félix Ginot; Isaac Theurkauff; Demian Levis; Christophe Ybert; Lydéric Bocquet; Ludovic Berthier; Cécile Cottin-Bizonne

    2014-11-26

    Active colloids constitute a novel class of materials composed of colloidal-scale particles locally converting chemical energy into motility, mimicking micro-organisms. Evolving far from equilibrium, these systems display structural organizations and dynamical properties distinct from thermalized colloidal assemblies. Harvesting the potential of this new class of systems requires the development of a conceptual framework to describe these intrinsically nonequilibrium systems. We use sedimentation experiments to probe the nonequilibrium equation of state of a bidimensional assembly of active Janus microspheres, and conduct computer simulations of a model of self-propelled hard disks. Self-propulsion profoundly affects the equation of state, but these changes can be rationalized using equilibrium concepts. We show that active colloids behave, in the dilute limit, as an ideal gas with an activity-dependent effective temperature. At finite density, increasing the activity is similar to increasing adhesion between equilibrium particles. We quantify this effective adhesion and obtain a unique scaling law relating activity and effective adhesion in both experiments and simulations. Our results provide a new and efficient way to understand the emergence of novel phases of matter in active colloidal suspensions.

  2. Pressure and Phase Equilibria in Interacting Active Brownian Spheres

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    Solon, Alexandre P.

    We derive a microscopic expression for the mechanical pressure P in a system of spherical active Brownian particles at density ?. Our exact result relates P, defined as the force per unit area on a bounding wall, to bulk ...

  3. Motivation to Move: Physical Activity Affordances in Preschool Play Areas 

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    Cosco, Nilda Graciela

    2006-01-01

    The goal of this study is to investigate the association between different types of play area design and level of physical activity of 3-5 year old children. Rationale 1. The majority of USA children are in some type ...

  4. The variability of warm absorbers in Active Galactic Nuclei

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    Gibson, Robert R. (Robert Ross)

    2006-01-01

    This thesis presents three studies of warm (photoionized) absorber variability in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) using high-resolution X-ray spectra provided by the Chandra High Energy Transmission Grating (HETG). The first ...

  5. Using DFT Methods to Study Activators in Optical Materials Du...

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    Using DFT Methods to Study Activators in Optical Materials Du, Mao-Hua ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ORNL work for others; SC USDOE - Office of Science (SC) United...

  6. Bid Activation Multiple Access in Ad Hoc Networks

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    Garcia-Luna-Aceves, J.J.

    2006-01-01

    12]. Each node bids on a varying number of data slots in acorrect schedule bid for slots. A Data B Fig. 2. E C Data Ddata, A and C will request activation. Hence, B will bid and

  7. Clustering and pattern formation in chemorepulsive active colloids

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    Benno Liebchen; Davide Marenduzzo; Ignacio Pagonabarraga; Michael E. Cates

    2015-08-19

    We present a model for the collective dynamics of a suspension of active colloidal particles, whose motion is driven by gradients in the concentration of a chemical that they produce. For the chemorepulsive case, where particles migrate away from their chemical product, we predict two new generic mechanisms causing microphase separation and pattern formation. The first such mechanism leads to the formation of stable clusters of a finite size, and relies on an anisotropy in chemical production at the particle surface, as expected for synthetic active colloids (Janus spheres) that move by autophoresis. These clusters, whose size increases with activity, are each stabilized by a chemorepellent shell that keeps the particles in the cluster together while driving other clusters away. Our second route to pattern formation arises even in the absence of such anisotropy, through oscillations caused by a delay in the reorientation response of the active colloids to local gradients in the chemical density field. This leads to formation of dynamical clusters that often, but not always, settle into a travelling wave pattern. Finally we find that a competition of these two mechanism can create a pattern of "blinking clusters" that continuously exchange particles with each other. These new mechanisms for the formation of dynamic, finite-sized clusters in active matter might help explain recent experimental findings. More generally, they point to novel design principles for self-assembly of active colloids into spatiotemporal patterns.

  8. The Annals of Applied Probability 2009, Vol. 19, No. 4, 13471368

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    Hofbauer, Josef

    the case n = 2 in- clude Saito (1997), Amir and Berninghaus (1998), Corradi and Sarin (2000) and Beggs

  9. THICKNESS SWELLING OF ORIENTED STRANDBOARD UNDER LONG-TERM CYCLIC HUMIDITY EXPOSURE CONDITION'

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    , extensive studies on furnish treatments have been performed. These treatments in- clude acetylating et al. (1996); post-heat tr

  10. Overview of tritium activity in Japan

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    Presentation from the 34th Tritium Focus Group Meeting held in Idaho Falls, Idaho on September 23-25, 2014.

  11. Cell division: a source of active stress in cellular monolayers

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    Doostmohammadi, Amin; Saw, Thuan B; Lim, Chwee T; Ladoux, Benoit; Yeomans, Julia M

    2015-01-01

    We introduce the notion of cell division-induced activity and show that the cell division generates extensile forces and drives dynamical patterns in cell assemblies. Extending the hydrodynamic models of lyotropic active nematics we describe turbulent-like velocity fields that are generated by the cell division in a confluent monolayer of cells. We show that the experimentally measured flow field of dividing Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells is reproduced by our modeling approach. Division-induced activity acts together with intrinsic activity of the cells in extensile and contractile cell assemblies to change the flow and director patterns and the density of topological defects. Finally we model the evolution of the boundary of a cellular colony and compare the fingering instabilities induced by cell division to experimental observations on the expansion of MDCK cell cultures.

  12. Active mode-locking in semiconductor lasers 

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    Lee, Yong-Hun

    1990-01-01

    at 2 GHz frequency without external feedback. . . . . . . . . . 10 Computer simulated photon density variation (12. 8 ps pulsewidth) in the laser diode by sinusoidal modulation at 2 GHz frequency with 5. 4 % external feedback. . . . . Light... of the fiber external cavity. 20 13 Illustration for the calculation of the effective ref lectivity in the case of feedback. 25 14 Light-current curve of the InGaAsP laser diode with and without feedback. . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 15 Mode...

  13. Lectin complement activation pathway in multiple sclerosis

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    Rana, Puneet Vinod

    2012-01-01

    The pathology of multiple sclerosis is location-dependent:and management of multiple sclerosis. Am. Fam. Physician.interactions in multiple sclerosis: innate and adaptive

  14. International Collaboration Activities in Different Geologic...

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    (10 project partners)in URLs of France (Tournemire), Japan (Horonobe), Switzerland (Mont Terri), and the Czech Republic (Bedrichov Tunnel); 2 Mont Terri Project -...

  15. Active Learning in Persistent Surveillance UAV Missions

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    Redding, Joshua

    The performance of many complex UAV decision-making problems can be extremely sensitive to small errors in the model parameters. One way of mitigating this sensitivity is by designing algorithms that more effectively learn ...

  16. Magnetic Activity in Stars, Discs and Quasars

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    Donald Lynden-Bell

    2000-07-14

    Although magnetic fields in interstellar matter were postulated almost fifty years ago, magnetohydrodynamic theory was then much hampered by our inability to see what the magnetic field configurations were like and, after a decade of innovative development, cynics, not without some justification, began to claim that anything can happen when magnetism and an imaginative theorist get together. Thus cosmic lightning in particular received a bad press. More recently great advances in observational techniques that we shall hear of from Title, Beck, Moran and Mirabel have enabled us to see not only the sun's magnetic field with unprecedented clarity but the fields in galaxies, quasars and microquasars are now measured and not merely figments of fertile imaginations.

  17. Autophagic activity in neuronal cell death

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    Button, Robert W.; Luo, Shouqing; Rubinsztein, David C.

    2015-06-15

     by  hampering  microtubule-­?dependent  traffic.  Hum  Mol  Genet,  2012.  21(21):  p.  4680-­?702.  107.   Lin,  T.K.,  et  al.,  Resveratrol  partially  prevents  rotenone-­?induced  neurotoxicity  in...

  18. Ultrahigh Energy Activity in Giant Magnetar Outbursts

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    David Eichler

    2005-04-20

    The recent superflare of 27 December 2004 from the magnetar SGR 1806-20 was the brightest extrasolar flash ever recorded in the modern era. The chances for seeing exotic ultrahigh energy (UHE) radiation - neutrons, neutrinos, gamma rays and charged cosmic rays - from it are far better from an energetic point of view than from cosmological gamma ray bursts (GRBs). The chances for detecting the various components are discussed in light of recent data from the 27 December event.

  19. OBSERVING CORONAL NANOFLARES IN ACTIVE REGION MOSS

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    Testa, Paola; DeLuca, Ed; Golub, Leon; Korreck, Kelly; Weber, Mark; De Pontieu, Bart; Martinez-Sykora, Juan; Title, Alan; Hansteen, Viggo; Cirtain, Jonathan; Winebarger, Amy; Kobayashi, Ken; Kuzin, Sergey; Walsh, Robert; DeForest, Craig

    2013-06-10

    The High-resolution Coronal Imager (Hi-C) has provided Fe XII 193A images of the upper transition region moss at an unprecedented spatial ({approx}0.''3-0.''4) and temporal (5.5 s) resolution. The Hi-C observations show in some moss regions variability on timescales down to {approx}15 s, significantly shorter than the minute-scale variability typically found in previous observations of moss, therefore challenging the conclusion of moss being heated in a mostly steady manner. These rapid variability moss regions are located at the footpoints of bright hot coronal loops observed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory/Atmospheric Imaging Assembly in the 94 A channel, and by the Hinode/X-Ray Telescope. The configuration of these loops is highly dynamic, and suggestive of slipping reconnection. We interpret these events as signatures of heating events associated with reconnection occurring in the overlying hot coronal loops, i.e., coronal nanoflares. We estimate the order of magnitude of the energy in these events to be of at least a few 10{sup 23} erg, also supporting the nanoflare scenario. These Hi-C observations suggest that future observations at comparable high spatial and temporal resolution, with more extensive temperature coverage, are required to determine the exact characteristics of the heating mechanism(s).

  20. Dopant activation in ion implanted silicon by microwave annealing

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    Alford, T. L.; Thompson, D. C.; Mayer, J. W. [School of Materials, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States); Theodore, N. David [Silicon Technology Solutions, Freescale Semiconductor Inc., 2100 East Elliot Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85284 (United States)

    2009-12-01

    Microwaves are used as a processing alternative for the electrical activation of ion implanted dopants and the repair of ion implant damage within silicon. Rutherford backscattering spectra demonstrate that microwave heating reduces the damage resulting from ion implantation of boron or arsenic into silicon. Cross-section transmission electron microscopy and selective area electron diffraction patterns demonstrate that the silicon lattice regains nearly all of its crystallinity after microwave processing of arsenic implanted silicon. Sheet resistance readings indicate the time required for boron or arsenic electrical activation within implanted silicon. Hall measurements demonstrate the extent of dopant activation after microwave heating of implanted silicon. Physical and electrical characterization determined that the mechanism of recrystallization in arsenic implanted silicon is solid phase epitaxial regrowth. The boron implanted silicon samples did not result in enough lattice damage to amorphize the silicon lattice and resulted in low boron activation during microwave annealing even though recrystallization of the Si lattice damage did take place. Despite low boron activation levels, the level of boron activation in this work was higher than that expected from traditional annealing techniques. The kinetics of microwave heating and its effects on implanted Si are also discussed.

  1. Ion pump activity generates fluctuating electrostatic forces in biomembranes

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    B. Loubet; M. A. Lomholt

    2011-09-19

    We study the non-equilibrium dynamics of lipid membranes with proteins that actively pump ions across the membrane. We find that the activity leads to a fluctuating force distribution due to electrostatic interactions arising from variation in dielectric constant across the membrane. By applying a multipole expansion we find effects on both the tension and bending rigidity dominated parts of the membranes fluctuation spectrum. We discuss how our model compares with previous studies of force-multipole models.

  2. Modeling active electrolocation in weakly electric fish

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    Habib Ammari; Thomas Boulier; Josselin Garnier

    2013-03-06

    In this paper, we provide a mathematical model for the electrolocation in weakly electric fishes. We first investigate the forward complex conductivity problem and derive the approximate boundary conditions on the skin of the fish. Then we provide a dipole approximation for small targets away from the fish. Based on this approximation, we obtain a non-iterative location search algorithm using multi-frequency measurements. We present numerical experiments to illustrate the performance and the stability of the proposed multi-frequency location search algorithm. Finally, in the case of disk- and ellipse-shaped targets, we provide a method to reconstruct separately the conductivity, the permittivity, and the size of the targets from multi-frequency measurements.

  3. Modification of bifunctional catalyst activity in hydroprocessing

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    Apelian, M.R.; Kennedy, C.R.

    1991-11-05

    This patent describes a method of controlling the operation of a hydrocracking process in which a hydrocarbon fraction is contacted under hydrocracking conditions in the presence of hydrogen with a hydrocracking catalyst during a hydrocracking cycle. It comprises an initial phase and a second phase following the initial phase, the method comprising carrying out the initial phase of the hydrocracking cycle during which the hydrocracking temperature is being raised at a first rate from 1{degree} to 20{degrees} F./day, in the presence of a nitrogen- containing organic compound which is added to the hydrocarbon fraction feed to reduce the hydrogen consumption, followed by carrying out the hydrocracking during a second phase of the hydrocracking cycle during which the temperature of the hydrocracking is raised at a second rate from 0.01{degrees} to 0.3{degrees} F./day, which is lower than the first rate.

  4. Process for reducing beta activity in uranium

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    Briggs, G.G.; Kato, T.R.; Schonegg, E.

    1985-04-11

    This invention is a method for lowering the beta radiation hazards associated with the casting of uranium. The method reduces the beta radiation emitted from the as-cast surfaces of uranium ingots. The method also reduces the amount of beta radiation emitters retained on the interiors of the crucibles that have been used to melt the uranium charges and which undergone cleaning in a remote handling facility. The lowering of the radioactivity is done by scavenging the beta emitters from the molten uranium with a molten mixture containing the fluorides of magnesium and calcium. The method provides a means of collection and disposal of the beta emitters in a manner that reduces radiation exposure to operating personnel in the work area where the ingots are cast and processed. 5 tabs.

  5. Process for reducing beta activity in uranium

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    Briggs, Gifford G. (Cincinnatti, OH); Kato, Takeo R. (Cincinnatti, OH); Schonegg, Edward (Cleves, OH)

    1986-01-01

    This invention is a method for lowering the beta radiation hazards associated with the casting of uranium. The method reduces the beta radiation emitted from the as-cast surfaces of uranium ingots. The method also reduces the amount of beta radiation emitters retained on the interiors of the crucibles that have been used to melt the uranium charges and which have undergone cleaning in a remote handling facility. The lowering of the radioactivity is done by scavenging the beta emitters from the molten uranium with a molten mixture containing the fluorides of magnesium and calcium. The method provides a means of collection and disposal of the beta emitters in a manner that reduces radiation exposure to operating personnel in the work area where the ingots are cast and processed.

  6. Thermal and quantum noise in active systems

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    Jean-Michel Courty; Francesca Grassia; Serge Reynaud

    2001-10-03

    We present a quantum network approach to the treatment of thermal and quantum fluctuations in measurement devices. The measurement is described as a scattering process of input fluctuations towards output ones. We present the results obtained with this method for the treatment of a cold damped capacitive accelerometer.

  7. Virial pressure in systems of active Brownian particles

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    Roland G. Winkler; Adam Wysocki; Gerhard Gompper

    2015-06-12

    The pressure of suspensions of self-propelled objects is studied theoretically and by simulation of spherical active Brownian particles (ABP). We show that for certain geometries, the mechanical pressure as force/area of a confined systems can equally be expressed by bulk properties, which implies the existence of an nonequilibrium equation of state. Exploiting the virial theorem, we derive expressions for the pressure of ABPs confined by solid walls or exposed to periodic boundary conditions. In both cases, the pressure comprises three contributions: the ideal-gas pressure due to white-noise random forces, an activity-induce pressure (swim pressure), which can be expressed in terms of a product of the bare and a mean effective propulsion velocity, and the contribution by interparticle forces. We find that the pressure of spherical ABPs in confined systems explicitly depends on the presence of the confining walls and the particle-wall interactions, which has no correspondence in systems with periodic boundary conditions. Our simulations of three-dimensional APBs in systems with periodic boundary conditions reveal a pressure-concentration dependence that becomes increasingly nonmonotonic with increasing activity. Above a critical activity and ABP concentration, a phase transition occurs, which is reflected in a rapid and steep change of the pressure. We present and discuss the pressure for various activities and analyse the contributions of the individual pressure components.

  8. Environmental guidance for public participation in environmental restoration activities

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    Not Available

    1991-11-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this document, entitled Guidance on Public Participation for US Department of Energy Environmental Restoration Activities, to summarize policy and provide guidance for public participation in environmental restoration activities at DOE Headquarters, Field Offices, facilities, and laboratories. While the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) has environmental restoration responsibility for the majority of DOE sites and facilities, other DOE Project Offices have similar responsibilities at their sites and facilities. This guidance is applicable to all environment restoration activities conducted by or for DOE under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA) (corrective actions only); and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This guidance also is applicable to CERCLA remedial action programs under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 and the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, where DOE is the designated lead. The primary objectives of this guidance document are as follows: acclimate DOE staff to a changing culture that emphasizes the importance of public participation activities; provide direction on implementing these public participation activities; and, provide consistent guidance for all DOE Field Offices and facilities. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on conducting effective public participation activities for environmental restoration activities under CERCLA; RCRA corrective actions under sections 3004(u), 3004(v), and 3008(h); and NEPA public participation activities.

  9. Student Activities Student Activities

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    with Solar Energy? Activity B How do Atmospheres Produce their Effect Upon Surface Temperatures? Activity C and populations found in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Figure 4.3 illustrates the actual and projected growths in global population. 0Topic ,Real World Problem: Culprits of Climate Warming and Cooling

  10. Motility-induced phase separation and coarsening in active matter

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    Giuseppe Gonnella; Davide Marenduzzo; Antonio Suma; Adriano Tiribocchi

    2015-05-18

    Active systems, or active matter, are self-driven systems which live, or function, far from equilibrium - a paradigmatic example which we focus on here is provided by a suspension of self-motile particles. Active systems are far from equilibrium because their microscopic constituents constantly consume energy from the environment in order to do work, for instance to propel themselves. The nonequilibrium nature of active matter leads to a variety of non-trivial intriguing phenomena. An important one which has recently been the subject of intense interest among biological and soft matter physicists is that of the so-called "motility-induced phase separation", whereby self-propelled particles accumulate into clusters in the absence of any explicit attractive interactions between them. Here we review the physics of motility-induced phase separation, and discuss this phenomenon within the framework of the classic physics of phase separation and coarsening. We also discuss theories for bacterial colonies where coarsening may be arrested. Most of this work will focus on the case of run-and-tumble and active Brownian particles in the absence of solvent-mediated hydrodynamic interactions - we will briefly discuss at the end their role, which is not currently fully understood in this context.

  11. THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, COGNITIVE FUNCTION, AND PERFORMANCE OF ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING IN PATIENTS WITH EARLY ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

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    Jaber, Ala'a Fayez

    2010-05-31

    psychometric battery. Structural MRI was obtained using a Siemens 3.0 Tesla Allegra MRI scanner at the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center located adjacent to the Center on Aging. The outcome measures included: 1) Physical Activity Scale in the Elderly (PASE) and a... modified Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS): Both questionnaires were used to assess physical activity levels; 2) Physical Performance Test (PPT): This short battery of timed physical tasks was used as a measure of physical...

  12. Update on EH-23 activities in Calendar Year 1993

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    Not Available

    1994-07-01

    This report briefly describes the activities undertaken by the US DOE`s Office of Environmental Guidance (EH-23) of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment (EH-20) in Calendar Year (CY) 1993 in seven major areas: (1) regulatory review and analysis; (2) environmental policy and guidance; (3) environmental training courses and workshops; (4) workgroups and committees; (5) environmental regulatory management support; (6) special projects and other activities; and (7) special presentations. A list of selected environmental guidance memoranda and documents distributed by EH-23 in CY 1993 is also included.

  13. Variation in Energy Expenditure among Black-Legged Kittiwakes: Effects of Activity-Specific Metabolic Rates and Activity Budgets

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    Jodice, Patrick

    375 Variation in Energy Expenditure among Black-Legged Kittiwakes: Effects of Activity/25/2002 ABSTRACT We sought to determine the effect of variation in time-activity budgets (TABs) and foraging-6.2 # BMR bolic rates during plunge diving were much higher (ca. ). The proportion

  14. H\\alpha\\ Emission Variability in Active M Dwarfs

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    Bell, Keaton J; Davenport, James R A; Hawley, Suzanne L; West, Andrew A; Rogel, Allen B

    2011-01-01

    We use ~12,000 spectra of ~3,500 magnetically active M0-M9 dwarfs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey taken at 10-15 minute intervals, together with ~300 spectra of ~60 M0-M8 stars obtained hourly with the Hydra multi-object spectrometer, to probe H\\alpha\\ variability on timescales of minutes to weeks. With multiple observations for every star examined, we are able to characterize fluctuations in H\\alpha emission as a function of activity strength and spectral type. Stars with greater magnetic activity (as quantified by L_H\\alpha/L_bol) are found to be less variable at all spectral types. We attribute this result to the stronger level of persistent emission in the high activity stars, requiring a larger heating event in order to produce measurable variability. We also construct H\\alpha\\ structure functions to constrain the timescale of variability. The more active objects with lower variability exhibit a characteristic timescale longer than an hour, likely due to larger, longer lasting heating events, while the...

  15. DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC CURRENTS IN SOLAR ACTIVE REGIONS

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    Török, T.; Titov, V. S.; Miki?, Z.; Leake, J. E.; Archontis, V.; Linton, M. G.; Dalmasse, K.; Aulanier, G.; Kliem, B.

    2014-02-10

    There has been a long-standing debate on the question of whether or not electric currents in solar active regions are neutralized. That is, whether or not the main (or direct) coronal currents connecting the active region polarities are surrounded by shielding (or return) currents of equal total value and opposite direction. Both theory and observations are not yet fully conclusive regarding this question, and numerical simulations have, surprisingly, barely been used to address it. Here we quantify the evolution of electric currents during the formation of a bipolar active region by considering a three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulation of the emergence of a sub-photospheric, current-neutralized magnetic flux rope into the solar atmosphere. We find that a strong deviation from current neutralization develops simultaneously with the onset of significant flux emergence into the corona, accompanied by the development of substantial magnetic shear along the active region's polarity inversion line. After the region has formed and flux emergence has ceased, the strong magnetic fields in the region's center are connected solely by direct currents, and the total direct current is several times larger than the total return current. These results suggest that active regions, the main sources of coronal mass ejections and flares, are born with substantial net currents, in agreement with recent observations. Furthermore, they support eruption models that employ pre-eruption magnetic fields containing such currents.

  16. Nuclear Activity in UZC Compact Groups of Galaxies

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    M. A. Martinez; A. del Olmo; P. Focardi; J. Perea

    2006-11-02

    We analyse the level of nuclear activity in galaxies belonging to UZC-CGs. Spectra are available for 868 galaxies (90% of the whole catalog); 67 % of them show nuclear activity (AGN or Star formation). To carry out a detailed study about the nuclear activity and its relationship with properties of the host galaxy and parent group we select a sample of 215 groups with spectra available for all their members. From the analysis of this sample and using diagnostic diagrams to do the nuclear classification we found that 37% of emission galaxies host an HII nuclear region, 43% an AGN and 20% a Transition Object. AGNs are located mainly in bright early type galaxies meanwhile HII are in fainter and later types. Groups dominated by HII show significant lower velocity dispersions and larger sizes than groups dominated by AGNs or TO.

  17. Euro-VO - Coordination of Virtual Observatory activities in Europe

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    Genova, Francoise; Arviset, Christophe; Lawrence, Andy; Pasian, Fabio; Solano, Enrique; Wambsganss, Joachim

    2015-01-01

    The European Virtual Observatory Euro-VO has been coordinating European VO activities through a series of projects co-funded by the European Commission over the last 15 years. The bulk of VO work in Europe is ensured by the national VO initiatives and those of intergovernmental agencies. VO activities at the European level coordinate the work in support of the three "pillars" of the Virtual Observatory: support to the scientific community, take-up by the data providers, and technological activities. Several Euro-VO projects have also provided direct support to selected developments and prototyping. This paper explains the methodology used by Euro-VO over the years. It summarizes the activities which were performed and their evolutions at different stages of the development of the VO, explains the Euro-VO role with respect to the international and national levels of VO activities, details the lessons learnt for best practices for the coordination of the VO building blocks, and the liaison with other European i...

  18. Natural Radionuclide Activity Concentrations In Spas Of Argentina

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    Gnoni, G.; Czerniczyniec, M.; Canoba, A.; Palacios, M.

    2008-08-07

    Geothermal waters have been used on a large scale for bathing, drinking and medical purposes. These waters can contain natural radionuclides that may increase the exposure to people. In this work the most important natural radionuclide activity concentrations in different thermal spas of Argentina were measured to characterize waters and to evaluate the exposure of workers and members of the public.

  19. Experimental Studies of Active Temperature Control in Solid Breeder Blankets

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    Tillack, Mark

    1 Experimental Studies of Active Temperature Control in Solid Breeder Blankets M. S. Tillack, A. R on the breeder material. The coolant temperature is often lower, particularly in experimental fusion devices ITER as well as commercial power reactor applications. Experimental studies are being carried out

  20. Summary of activities in 2009 1. THEORETICAL NUCLEAR PHYSICS GROUP

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    Sano, Masaki

    II Summary of activities in 2009 #12;#12;1. THEORETICAL NUCLEAR PHYSICS GROUP 1 Theoretical Nuclear. The subjects are divided into three major categories: Nuclear Structure Physics, Quantum Hadron Physics and High Energy Hadron Physics. Nuclear Structure Physics In the Nuclear Structure group (T. Otsuka and N

  1. Highly tunable optical activity in planar achiral terahertz metamaterials

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    Zheludev, Nikolay

    Highly tunable optical activity in planar achiral terahertz metamaterials Ranjan Singh,1,2,* Eric dichroism in intrinsically non- chiral planar terahertz metamaterials without twofold rotational symmetry. The observed effect is due to extrinsic chirality arising from the mutual orientation of the metamaterial plane

  2. Conditional Random Fields for Activity Recognition in Smart Environments

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    Cook, Diane J.

    recognition. Our focus is on using CRFs to recognize activities performed by an inhabitant in a smart home with HMMs using data collected in a real smart home. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.2.6 [Computing. The Georgia Tech Aware Home [3] identifies people based on pressure sensors embedded into the smart floor

  3. Measurement of chlorite dismutase activities in perchlorate respiring bacteria

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    Measurement of chlorite dismutase activities in perchlorate respiring bacteria Jianlin Xu*, Bruce E to chloride (ClO2 À ! ClÀ + O2) and is present in bacteria capable of cell respiration using perchlorate concentration (0.6 mM) to four other perchlorate respiring bacteria (PRB), and to one non-PRB (Pseudomonas

  4. Energetic particles and magnetohydrodynamic activity in the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment

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    Brown, Michael R.

    free states within each vessel, while reconnection activity, also described reasonably well by MHD be described well by a magnetohydrodynamic MHD picture in which there is substantial evolution towards force support and provide further detail to this interpretation. In the present study, test particle equations

  5. Energy and Development: Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    COOPENER programme #12;Development and Energy in Africa (DEA) · Most energy projects monitor and evaluate reductionHealth Solar Water Heater Women Renewable EnergyProject RemarksSubstantiation Case Study findingsEnergy and Development: Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa Gordon Mackenzie Energy Programme

  6. Improved Control Strategy for Active Bouncers used in Klystron Modulators

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    Aguglia, D; Benedetti, M; Garcia Retegui, R; Maestri, S; Nisbet, D

    2012-01-01

    This paper introduces a closed-loop control system for klystron modulators. The system is based on the discharge of a capacitor into a step-up voltage transformer and an active bouncer implemented with a multiphase buck converter. In order to obtain a constant Klystron voltage at the at-top, the active bouncer must compensate both the capacitor discharge and the pulse transformer characteristic. The proposed control includes an inner voltage regulation loop that controls the active bouncer output voltage and an outer one that controls the klystron voltage. The primary side current and main capacitor voltage are included in the regulation loops to simplify the controllers. Simulations demonstrate that the strategy adopted allows to obtain a precision better than 0:1% on a 110 kV klystron. Experimental tests have shown that the multiphase converter is able to track a high dynamics reference even under variable output voltage conditions.

  7. Neck Muscles in the Rhesus Monkey. II. Electromyographic Patterns of Activation Underlying Postures and Movements

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    Loeb, Gerald E.

    Neck Muscles in the Rhesus Monkey. II. Electromyographic Patterns of Activation Underlying Postures muscles in the rhesus monkey. II. Electromyographic patterns of activation underlying pos- tures provide the opportunity to assess reliably electromyographic (EMG) activ- ity in muscles not accessible

  8. GABAergic neurones control the activity of spatial coding and synchronous network activity in the hippocampal-entorhinal formation thereby affecting spatial learning

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    Fukai, Tomoki

    GABAergic neurones control the activity of spatial coding and synchronous network activity Abstract GABAergic interneurons are crucially involved in the generation and maintenance of rhythmic synchronous activity in many forebrain regions, including the hippocampal-entorhinal formation. Genetic

  9. Quantitative genetic activity graphical profiles for use in chemical evaluation

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    Waters, M.D.; Stack, H.F.; Garrett, N.E.; Jackson, M.A.

    1990-12-31

    A graphic approach, terms a Genetic Activity Profile (GAP), was developed to display a matrix of data on the genetic and related effects of selected chemical agents. The profiles provide a visual overview of the quantitative (doses) and qualitative (test results) data for each chemical. Either the lowest effective dose or highest ineffective dose is recorded for each agent and bioassay. Up to 200 different test systems are represented across the GAP. Bioassay systems are organized according to the phylogeny of the test organisms and the end points of genetic activity. The methodology for producing and evaluating genetic activity profile was developed in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Data on individual chemicals were compiles by IARC and by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Data are available on 343 compounds selected from volumes 1-53 of the IARC Monographs and on 115 compounds identified as Superfund Priority Substances. Software to display the GAPs on an IBM-compatible personal computer is available from the authors. Structurally similar compounds frequently display qualitatively and quantitatively similar profiles of genetic activity. Through examination of the patterns of GAPs of pairs and groups of chemicals, it is possible to make more informed decisions regarding the selection of test batteries to be used in evaluation of chemical analogs. GAPs provided useful data for development of weight-of-evidence hazard ranking schemes. Also, some knowledge of the potential genetic activity of complex environmental mixtures may be gained from an assessment of the genetic activity profiles of component chemicals. The fundamental techniques and computer programs devised for the GAP database may be used to develop similar databases in other disciplines. 36 refs., 2 figs.

  10. Thermally activated breakdown in a simple polymer model

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    S. Fugmann; I. M. Sokolov

    2009-10-28

    We consider the thermally activated fragmentation of a homopolymer chain. In our simple model the dynamics of the intact chain is a Rouse one until a bond breaks and bond breakdown is considered as a first passage problem over a barrier to an absorbing boundary. Using the framework of the Wilemski-Fixman approximation we calculate activation times of individual bonds for free and grafted chains. We show that these times crucially depend on the length of the chain and the location of the bond yielding a minimum at the free chain ends. Theoretical findings are qualitatively confirmed by Brownian dynamics simulations.

  11. Motor activation in language processing : effects of handedness, experience, and planning 

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    Beveridge, Madeleine Edith Louisa

    2014-07-01

    Embodied Cognition accounts propose that motor activation contributes to semantic representations in action language (Fischer & Zwaan, 2008). However, the nature of this activation remains largely unspecified: in particular, ...

  12. Active Learning in Introductory Physics: Assessing the Benefits

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    -based general introduction to physics Taught by full-time faculty Large class size (100 ­ 180 studentsActive Learning in Introductory Physics: Assessing the Benefits Michael Cahill, PhD Research Scientist CIRCLE Mairin Hynes, PhD Lecturer Physics Department #12;Intro Physics Background · From time

  13. SEPnet OUTREACH Exciting Physics activities on campus and in school

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    - action lecture all about particle physics designed for 11­18 year-olds and the general public. ThroughSEPnet OUTREACH Exciting Physics activities on campus and in school #12;2 WHAT IS SEPnet? SEPnet (the South East Physics Network) is a consortium of university physics departments around the South

  14. ACTIVE INSTABILITY CONTROL EFFECTIVENESS IN A LIQUID FUELED COMBUSTOR

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    Lieuwen, Timothy C.

    in aircraft and land based gas turbines (Cohen and Banaszuk, 2003; Paschereit et al., 1998). Active control Laboratory or the DOE. Ã Address correspondence to tim.lieuwen@aerospace.gatech.edu Combust. Sci. and Tech effectiveness. Keywords: combustion control, combustion instability INTRODUCTION This note describes

  15. Primary Voltage Control in Active Distribution Networks via Broadcast Signals

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    Diggavi, Suhas

    energy storage. We show that it is possible to use the same broadcast signal deployed for controlling) for real-time demand response developed by the authors in a previous contribution. We estimate the energy--Active distribution network, ancillary services, primary voltage control, electrical energy storage systems, broad

  16. Modeling and Optimizing Ergonomic Activities in Automobile Product Development

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    da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

    Modeling and Optimizing Ergonomic Activities in Automobile Product Development João Ferreira Anna.silva@acm.org Abstract We collect ergonomic rules and normative rules considerations for automobile business and modeled as use of past experience. Also we intend to define ergonomic associated templates, which reflect

  17. Shock wave propagation in composites and active Vinamra Agrawal

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    Shyamasundar, R.K.

    Shock wave propagation in composites and active Vinamra Agrawal California Institute of Technology Under the application of high strain rate loading, like impact of a projectile on a target, shock waves travel through a material. These waves are characterized as a discontinuity propagating through

  18. Active Adaptation by Program Delegation in Video on Demand

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    Nahrstedt, Klara

    Active Adaptation by Program Delegation in Video on Demand Nancy Tran, Klara Nahrstedt \\Lambda to regulate video flow for video on demand. Preliminary results show a viable system which has much greater demand a huge amount of disk space to store the different combinations, while only a few of them are ever

  19. Collaborative Construction of Task Activity: Coordinating Multiple Resources in a

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Collaborative Construction of Task Activity: Coordinating Multiple Resources in a High School of the moment-to- moment construction of task, this study draws attention to complex yet taken-for- granted connections, knowing how to collaboratively construct a task. This article documents the collaborative

  20. Lesson Summary In this activity, students use the spectrograph and

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    · Ability to recognize and describe patterns · Experience collecting data · Knowledge of the general in our Solar System or beyond, they are usually able to tell what the atmosphere is made from. When light Dependency "Building a Fancy Spectrograph" activity Group Size 1 to 2 Expendable Cost per Group $1 (initial

  1. MODELING DESIGN ACTIVITY IN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY Joo Ferreira1

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    da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues

    The Automotive industry is changing drastically. Many companies are re-organizing, reengineering, downsizingMODELING DESIGN ACTIVITY IN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY João Ferreira1 , André Carvalho2 , João Pimentel3 and cost. The first step to achieve this goal is the Modeling Business Process using UML (industry standard

  2. Cadence, power, and muscle activation in cycle ergometry

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    Cadence, power, and muscle activation in cycle ergometry BRIAN R. MACINTOSH, RICHARD R. NEPTUNE, and JOHN F. HORTON Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA ABSTRACT MACINTOSH, B. R., R. R. NEPTUNE, and J. F. HORTON. Cadence, power, and muscle

  3. Patterns of Arm Muscle Activation Involved in Octopus Reaching Movements

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    Hochner, Binyamin

    Patterns of Arm Muscle Activation Involved in Octopus Reaching Movements Yoram Gutfreund,1 Tamar, Stazione Zoologica "A. Dohrn," Naples 80121, Italy The extreme flexibility of the octopus arm allows a basic invariant motor structure: a bend traveling from the base of the arm toward the tip (Gutfreund et

  4. Active Perception in Virtual Humans Tamer F. Rabie Demetri Terzopoulos

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    ; Virtual Reality; Vision; Artificial Life; DI-Guy; Multiagent Systems. 1 Introduction Animals are active for an artificial fish world. In this pa- per, we demonstrate that the animat vision paradigm is flex- ible enough to be implanted into animats other than artificial fish. We suitably modify the prototype animat vision system

  5. Active load alleviation is getting more and more important in

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    Langendoen, Koen

    energy. Nowadays modern aircraft and wind turbine blades are equipped with means to actively alleviate sensing, local control, actuation and energy harvesting, is very promising for wind turbine manufacturers rotating and stationary parts of the windmill, is easier. As the wind turbine blades rotate, in prior state

  6. Modeling Temporal Activity Patterns in Dynamic Social Networks

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    Raghavan, Vasanthan; Galstyan, Aram; Tartakovsky, Alexander G

    2013-01-01

    The focus of this work is on developing probabilistic models for user activity in social networks by incorporating the social network influence as perceived by the user. For this, we propose a coupled Hidden Markov Model, where each user's activity evolves according to a Markov chain with a hidden state that is influenced by the collective activity of the friends of the user. We develop generalized Baum-Welch and Viterbi algorithms for model parameter learning and state estimation for the proposed framework. We then validate the proposed model using a significant corpus of user activity on Twitter. Our numerical studies show that with sufficient observations to ensure accurate model learning, the proposed framework explains the observed data better than either a renewal process-based model or a conventional uncoupled Hidden Markov Model. We also demonstrate the utility of the proposed approach in predicting the time to the next tweet. Finally, clustering in the model parameter space is shown to result in dist...

  7. EIA Corrects Errors in Its Drilling Activity Estimates Series

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    1998-01-01

    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has published monthly and annual estimates of oil and gas drilling activity since 1978. These data are key information for many industry analysts, serving as a leading indicator of trends in the industry and a barometer of general industry status.

  8. Activity Related Variations of High-Degree p-Mode Amplitude, Width and Energy in Solar Active Regions

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    Maurya, R A; Chae, J

    2013-01-01

    We study the properties of high degree p-mode oscillations in flaring and dormant ARs and compare them with those in corresponding quiet regions (QRs) to find the association of mode parameters with magnetic and flare related activities. Our analysis of several flaring and dormant ARs, showed strong association of mode amplitude, width and energy with magnetic and flare activities although their changes are combined effects of foreshortening, filling factor, magnetic activity, flare activity, and measurement uncertainties. We find that the largest decrease in mode amplitude and background power of an AR are caused by the angular distance of the AR from the solar disc centre. After correcting the mode parameters for foreshortening and filling factor, we find that the mode amplitude of flaring and dormant ARs are smaller than in corresponding QRs, and decreases with increasing MAI suggesting a larger mode power suppression in ARs with stronger magnetic fields. The mode widths in ARs are larger than in correspon...

  9. Sociological adaptation among bacterial populations in an activated sludge ecosystem 

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    Forrest, Robert George

    1970-01-01

    SOCIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION AMONG BACTERIAL POPULATIONS IN AN ACT1VATED SLUDGE ECOSYSTEM A Thesis by Robert George Forrest Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARK University in partial flilfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE January, 1970 Major Subject& Microbiology SOCIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION AMONG BACTERIAL POPULkTIONS IN AN ACTIVATE) SLUDGE ECOSYSTEM A Thesis by Robert George Forrest Approved as to style and content by& (Co-Chairman of Committee) (Co...

  10. Status report on the activity of the TT network The technology transfer network of institutions active in particle, astro-particle and nuclear physics

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    2014-01-01

    Status report on the activity of the TT network The technology transfer network of institutions active in particle, astro-particle and nuclear physics

  11. Continuation of the activity of the TT network The technology transfer network of institutions active in particle, astro-particle and nuclear physics

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    2011-01-01

    Continuation of the activity of the TT network The technology transfer network of institutions active in particle, astro-particle and nuclear physics

  12. Comparing Active TransportationComparing Active Transportation in China and Europein China and Europe

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    and Europe Shawn Turner, P.E. Texas Transportation Institute O C b l SOTREC Livability Seminar Portland #12;Economic Development - EuropeEconomic Development Europe · Active transportation directly affects

  13. Electrostatic activation of prebiotic chemistry in substellar atmospheres

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    Stark, Craig R; Diver, Declan A; Rimmer, Paul B

    2013-01-01

    Charged dust grains in the atmospheres of exoplanets may play a key role in the formation of prebiotic molecules, necessary to the origin of life. Dust grains submerged in an atmospheric plasma become negatively charged and attract a flux of ions that are accelerated from the plasma. The energy of the ions upon reaching the grain surface may be sufficient to overcome the activation energy of particular chemical reactions that would be unattainable via ion and neutral bombardment from classical, thermal excitation. As a result, prebiotic molecules or their precursors could be synthesised on the surface of dust grains that form clouds in exoplanetary atmospheres. This paper investigates the energization of the plasma ions, and the dependence on the plasma electron temperature, in the atmospheres of substellar objects such as gas giant planets. Calculations show that modest electron temperatures of $\\approx 1$ eV ($\\approx 10^{4}$ K) are enough to accelerate ions to sufficient energies that exceed the activation...

  14. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 88838888, 2009 www.atmos-chem-phys.net/9/8883/2009/

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    likely source regions with the assumption that there are regional differences in pollu- tion aerosol; its most significant pollution source is combustion of heavy residual oil (Zoller et al., 1973) which of anthropogenic activities in- cluding iron, steel, and ferro-alloy manufacturing; coal com- bustion; oil

  15. Uranium Biomineralization by Natural Microbial Phosphatase Activities in the Subsurface

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    Sobecky, Patricia A.

    2015-04-06

    In this project, inter-disciplinary research activities were conducted in collaboration among investigators at The University of Alabama (UA), Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light source (SSRL) to: (i) confirm that phosphatase activities of subsurface bacteria in Area 2 and 3 from the Oak Ridge Field Research Center result in solid U-phosphate precipitation in aerobic and anaerobic conditions; (ii) investigate the eventual competition between uranium biomineralization via U-phosphate precipitation and uranium bioreduction; (iii) determine subsurface microbial community structure changes of Area 2 soils following organophosphate amendments; (iv) obtain the complete genome sequences of the Rahnella sp. Y9-602 and the type-strain Rahnella aquatilis ATCC 33071 isolated from these soils; (v) determine if polyphosphate accumulation and phytate hydrolysis can be used to promote U(VI) biomineralization in subsurface sediments; (vi) characterize the effect of uranium on phytate hydrolysis by a new microorganism isolated from uranium-contaminated sediments; (vii) utilize positron-emission tomography to label and track metabolically-active bacteria in soil columns, and (viii) study the stability of the uranium phosphate mineral product. Microarray analyses and mineral precipitation characterizations were conducted in collaboration with DOE SBR-funded investigators at LBNL. Thus, microbial phosphorus metabolism has been shown to have a contributing role to uranium immobilization in the subsurface.

  16. Carbonic anhydrase activity in isolated chloroplasts of chlamydomonas reinhardtii

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    Katzman, G.; Togasaki, R.K. ); Marcus, Y. ); Moroney, J.V. )

    1989-04-01

    In a new assay of carbonic anhydrase, NaH{sup 14}CO{sub 3} solution at the bottom of a sealed vessel releases {sup 14}CO{sub 3} which diffuses to the top of the vessel to be assimilated by actively photosynthesizing Chlamydomonas cells. The assay is initiated by illuminating cells and stopped by turning the light off and killing the cells with acid. Enzyme activity was estimated from acid stable radioactivity above the uncatalyzed background level. With bovine carbonic anhydrase, 1.5 Wilbur Anderson Unit (WAU) can be consistantly measured at 5-6 fold above background. Sonicated whole cells of air adapted wild type (+)gave 741.1 {plus minus} 12.4 WAU/mg chl. Intact washed cells of mixotrophically grown wall-less mutant CWD(-) and a high CO2 requiring wall-less double mutant CIA-3/CW15 (-) gave 7.1 {plus minus} 1.9 and 2.8 {plus minus} 7.8 WAU/mg chl respectively. Chloroplasts isolated from CWD and CIA-3/CW15 and subsequently disrupted gave 64.0 {plus minus} 14.7 and 2.8 {plus minus} 3.2 WAU/mg chl respectively. Chloroplast sonicate from another wall-less mutant CW15(-) gave activity comparable to CWD. Thus on a chlorophyll basis, enzyme activity in chloroplasts from mixotrophically grown cells is about 1/10th of the level found in air adapted wild type cells. CIA-3 seems to lack this activity.

  17. Active sites in char gasification: Final technical report

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    Wojtowicz, M.; Lilly, W.D.; Perkins, M.T.; Hradil, G.; Calo, J.M.; Suuberg, E.M.

    1987-09-01

    Among the key variables in the design of gasifiers and combustors is the reactivity of the chars which must be gasified or combusted. Significant loss of unburned char is unacceptable in virtually any process; the provision of sufficient residence time for complete conversion is essential. A very wide range of reactivities are observed, depending upon the nature of the char in a process. The current work focuses on furthering the understanding of gasification reactivities of chars. It has been well established that the reactivity of char to gasification generally depends upon three principal factors: (1) the concentration of ''active sites'' in the char; (2) mass transfer within the char; and (3) the type and concentration of catalytic impurities in the char. The present study primarily addresses the first factor. The subject of this research is the origin, nature, and fate of active sites in chars derived from parent hydrocarbons with coal-like structure. The nature and number of the active sites and their reactivity towards oxygen are examined in ''model'' chars derived from phenol-formaldehyde type resins. How the active sites are lost by the process of thermal annealing during heat treatment of chars are studied, and actual rate for the annealing process is derived. Since intrinsic char reactivities are of primary interest in the present study, a fair amount of attention was given to the model char synthesis and handling so that the effect of catalytic impurities and oxygen-containing functional groups in the chemical structure of the material were minimized, if not completely eliminated. The project would not be considered complete without comparing characteristic features of synthetic chars with kinetic behavior exhibited by natural chars, including coal chars.

  18. Phase segregation of passive advective particles in an active medium

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    Amit Das; Anirban Polley; Madan Rao

    2015-06-23

    Localized contractile configurations or asters spontaneously appear and disappear as emergent structures in the collective stochastic dynamics of active polar actomyosin filaments. Passive parti- cles which (un)bind to the active filaments get advected into the asters, forming transient clusters. We study the phase segregation of such passive advective scalars in a medium of dynamic asters, as a function of the aster density and the ratio of the rates of aster remodeling to particle diffusion. The dynamics of coarsening shows strong violation of Porod behaviour, suggesting diffuse interfaces. The phase segregated steady state shows strongly fluctuations characterized by multiscaling and in- termittency. We expect these unique nonequilibrium features to manifest in the actin-dependent molecular clustering at the cell surface.

  19. International Collaboration Activities in Different Geologic Disposal Environments

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    Birkholzer, Jens

    2015-09-01

    This report describes the current status of international collaboration regarding geologic disposal research in the Used Fuel Disposition (UFD) Campaign. Since 2012, in an effort coordinated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UFD has advanced active collaboration with several international geologic disposal programs in Europe and Asia. Such collaboration allows the UFD Campaign to benefit from a deep knowledge base with regards to alternative repository environments developed over decades, and to utilize international investments in research facilities (such as underground research laboratories), saving millions of R&D dollars that have been and are being provided by other countries. To date, UFD’s International Disposal R&D Program has established formal collaboration agreements with five international initiatives and several international partners, and national lab scientists associated with UFD have conducted specific collaborative R&D activities that align well with its R&D priorities.

  20. FIP Bias Evolution in a Decaying Active Region

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    Baker, D; Démoulin, P; Yardley, S L; van Driel-Gesztelyi, L; Long, D M; Green, L M

    2015-01-01

    Solar coronal plasma composition is typically characterized by first ionization potential (FIP) bias. Using spectra obtained by Hinode's EUV Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) instrument, we present a series of large-scale, spatially resolved composition maps of active region (AR) 11389. The composition maps show how FIP bias evolves within the decaying AR from 2012 January 4-6. Globally, FIP bias decreases throughout the AR. We analyzed areas of significant plasma composition changes within the decaying AR and found that small-scale evolution in the photospheric magnetic field is closely linked to the FIP bias evolution observed in the corona. During the AR's decay phase, small bipoles emerging within supergranular cells reconnect with the pre-existing AR field, creating a pathway along which photospheric and coronal plasmas can mix. The mixing time scales are shorter than those of plasma enrichment processes. Eruptive activity also results in shifting the FIP bias closer to photospheric in the affected areas. Final...

  1. Dynamic Precursors of Flares in Active Region NOAA 10486

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    Korsos, M B; Baranyi, T; Ludmany, A

    2015-01-01

    Four different methods are applied here to study the precursors of flare activity in the Active Region NOAA 10486. Two approaches track the temporal behaviour of suitably chosen features (one, the weighted horizontal gradient WGM, is generalised form the horizontal gradient of the magnetic field, GM; another is the sum of the horizontal gradient of the magnetic field, GS, for all sunspot pairs). WGM is a photospheric indicator that is a proxy measure of magnetic non-potentiality of a specific area of the active region, i.e. it captures the temporal variation of the weighted horizontal gradient of magnetic flux summed up for the region where opposite magnetic polarities are highly mixed. The third one, referred to as the separateness parameter, S(lf), considers the overall morphology. Further, GS and S(lf) are photospheric newly defined quick-look indicators of the polarity mix of the entire active region. The fourth method is tracking the temporal variation of small x-ray flares, their times of succession and...

  2. Energy Management and RD & D Activities for Energy Conservation in TEPCO 

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    Ohmori, M.; Yoshihama, K.

    1981-01-01

    The followings are mentioned on the experiences and results through performance of energy management and RD & D activities for energy conservation in TEPCO. - Public Relations and Energy Audit Activities. - RD & D Activities (1) Demand...

  3. Micro-events in the active and quiet solar corona

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    Arnold O. Benz; Paolo C. Grigis

    2003-08-19

    The content of hot material in the corona is not constant. Soft X-ray and high-temperature EUV line observations show that new material, apparently heated and evaporated from the chromosphere, is frequently injected into the corona both in active and quiet regions. Active regions are found to exhibit transient brightenings, termed here microflares, due to such enhancements in emission measure. They appear at a rate of up to 10 per hour in RHESSI observations of 3--15 keV X-rays, occurring even during the periods of lowest solar activity so far in the mission. The RHESSI observations combined with measurements at other wavelengths yield estimates of the energy input into the corona. These observations suggest that the models for coronal heating must be complemented with respect to continuous replenishing the lower corona by chromospheric material heated to coronal temperatures. The observed micro-events are secondary phenomena and do not represent the primary energy release, nor its total amount. Nevertheless, they are an interesting source of information on the heating process(es) of the corona. The micro-events are compared to events in quiet regions, termed here nanoflares, which seem to be a different population, well separated in temperature and emission measure from microflares.

  4. EERE-Supported International Activities in Latin America (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2010-05-01

    The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is involved in a variety of international initiatives, partnerships, and events that promote greater understanding and use of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) worldwide. In support of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), EERE is working with several Latin American countries to advance EE and RE deployment for economic growth, energy security, poverty relief, and disaster recovery goals. This fact sheet highlights those activities.

  5. Activities and Accomplishments in MY 2004/FY 2005

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    Not Available

    2005-10-01

    From vehicle acquisition and credit trading to exemptions and outreach activity, the Annual Report summarizes the State & Alternative Fuel Provider Activity's accomplishments during MY 2004/FY 2005.

  6. Activities and Accomplishments in MY 2005/FY 2006

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    Not Available

    2006-10-01

    From vehicle acquisition and credit trading to exemptions and outreach activity, the Annual Report summarizes the State & Alternative Fuel Provider Activity's accomplishments during FY 2004/FY 2005.

  7. Overview Of Electromagnetic Methods Applied In Active Volcanic...

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    Activities Activities (7) Aeromagnetic Survey At Clear Lake Area (Skokan, 1993) Direct-Current Resistivity At Clear Lake Area (Skokan, 1993) Direct-Current Resistivity...

  8. Geophysical Journal International Geophys. J. Int. (2014) 199, 17841797 doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu362

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    Shapiro, Nikolai

    2014-01-01

    cases, in- clude potentially hazardous activities such as nuclear power plants, chemical industry, dams response functions between two seismic stations using one as a `virtual' source. Interferometry with records of moderate magnitude earthquakes (from Mw 4 to 5.8) that occurred close to the virtual source

  9. Fission Cycling in Supernova Nucleosynthesis: Active-Sterile Neutrino Oscillations

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    J. Beun; G. C. McLaughlin; R. Surman; W. R. Hix

    2006-02-26

    We investigate nucleosynthesis in the supernovae post-core bounce neutrino-driven wind environment in the presence of active-sterile neutrino transformation. We consider active-sterile neutrino oscillations for a range of mixing parameters: vacuum mass-squared differences of 0.1 eV^2 10^-4. We find a consistent r-process pattern for a large range of mixing parameters that is in rough agreement with the halo star CS 22892-052 abundances and the pattern shape is determined by fission cycling. We find that the allowed region for the formation of the r-process peaks overlaps the LSND and NSBL (3+1) allowed region.

  10. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES IN THE DOE COMPLEX

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    Seitz, R.

    2012-01-23

    The United States Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) has established a Performance Assessment Community of Practice (PA CoP) to foster the sharing of information among performance assessment (PA) and risk assessment practitioners, regulators and oversight personnel. The general intent is to contribute to continuous improvement in the consistency, technical adequacy and quality of implementation of PAs and risk assessments around the DOE Complex. The PA CoP activities have involved commercial disposal facilities and international participants to provide a global perspective. The PA CoP has also sponsored annual technical exchanges as a means to foster improved communication and to share lessons learned from on-going modelling activities. The PA CoP encourages activities to provide programmatic and technical assistance in the form of sharing experience and lessons learned with practitioners during the development of PAs and risk assessments. This assistance complements DOE-EM reviews through the Low-Level Waste Disposal Facility Federal Review Group (LFRG) that are conducted after modelling efforts are completed. Such up-front assistance is providing additional value in terms of improving consistency and sharing of information. There has been a substantial increase in the amount of assistance being provided. The assistance has been well received by practitioners and regulators that have been involved. The paper highlights assistance and sharing of information that has been conducted in the last two years to support activities underway in support of proposed disposal facilities at Paducah, Portsmouth, and the Idaho National Laboratory and tank closure at Hanford.

  11. XIAP reverses various functional activities of FRNK in endothelial cells

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    Ahn, Sunyoung; Kim, Hyun Jeong [Department of Molecular Biology and Institute of Nanosensor and Biotechnology, BK21 Graduate Program for RNA Biology, Dankook Univiersity, 126, Jukjeon-dong, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 448-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Molecular Biology and Institute of Nanosensor and Biotechnology, BK21 Graduate Program for RNA Biology, Dankook Univiersity, 126, Jukjeon-dong, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 448-701 (Korea, Republic of); Chi, Sung-Gil [School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Heonyong, E-mail: heonyong@dankook.ac.kr [Department of Molecular Biology and Institute of Nanosensor and Biotechnology, BK21 Graduate Program for RNA Biology, Dankook Univiersity, 126, Jukjeon-dong, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 448-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Molecular Biology and Institute of Nanosensor and Biotechnology, BK21 Graduate Program for RNA Biology, Dankook Univiersity, 126, Jukjeon-dong, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 448-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-03-09

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer FRNK domain is recruited into focal adhesion (FA), controlling endothelial cell adhesion. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer XIAP binds the FRNK domain of FAK. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer XIAP inhibits recruitment of FRNK into Fas and FRNK-promoted cell adhesion. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer XIAP plays a key role in vascular functions of FRNK or FRNK domain-mediated vascular functions of FAK. -- Abstract: In endothelial cells, focal adhesion kinase (FAK) regulates cell proliferation, migration, adhesion, and shear-stimulated activation of MAPK. We recently found that FAK is recruited into focal adhesion (FA) sites through interactions with XIAP (X-chromosome linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein) and activated by Src kinase in response to shear stress. In this study, we examined which domain(s) of FAK is(are) important for various vascular functions such as FA recruiting, XIAP-binding and shear stress-stimulated ERK activation. Through a series of experiments, we determined that the FRNK domain is recruited into FA sites and promotes endothelial cell adhesion. Interestingly, XIAP knockdown was shown to reduce FA recruitment of FRNK and the cell adhesive effect of FRNK. In addition, we found that XIAP interacts with FRNK, suggesting cross-talk between XIAP and FRNK. We also demonstrated that FRNK inhibits endothelial cell migration and shear-stimulated ERK activation. These inhibitory effects of FRNK were reversed by XIAP knockdown. Taken together, we can conclude that XIAP plays a key role in vascular functions of FRNK or FRNK domain-mediated vascular functions of FAK.

  12. LONG-TERM VARIATION IN THE SUN'S ACTIVITY CAUSED BY MAGNETIC ROSSBY WAVES IN THE TACHOCLINE

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    Usoskin, Ilya G.

    LONG-TERM VARIATION IN THE SUN'S ACTIVITY CAUSED BY MAGNETIC ROSSBY WAVES IN THE TACHOCLINE (10Be and 14C) on the Earth reveal the variation of the Suns magnetic activity over hundreds during the first half of this century. Key words: Sun: activity ­ Sun: interior ­ Sun: oscillations 1

  13. Glassy dynamics in thermally-activated list sorting

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    Ling-Nan Zou; Sidney R. Nagel

    2010-04-01

    Sorting the integers 1 through $N$ into an ordered list is a simple task that can be done rapidly. However, using an algorithm based on the thermally-activated pairwise exchanges of neighboring list elements, we find sorting can display many features of a glass, even for lists as small as $N = 5$. This includes memory and rejuvenation effects during aging --- two hallmarks of glassy dynamics that have been difficult to reproduce in standard glass simulations.

  14. Nematic ordering of topological defects in active liquid crystals

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    Anand U. Oza; Jörn Dunkel

    2015-07-15

    Identifying the ordering principles of intracellular matter is key to understanding the physics of microbiological systems. Recent experiments show that ATP-driven microtubule-kinesin bundles can form non-equilibrium networks of liquid-crystalline order when trapped in an oil-water interface near a solid boundary. At high densities, the bundles realize a 2D active nematic phase characterized by spontaneous creation and annihilation of topological defects, reminiscent of particle-pair production processes in quantum systems. This remarkable discovery sparked considerable theoretical interest, yet a satisfactory mathematical description has remained elusive, primarily for the following two reasons. First, prevailing multi-component theories feature a large number of unknown parameters that make quantitative comparison with experiment infeasible. Second, the currently favored hydrodynamic models assume divergence-free 2D interfacial flow, thereby promoting turbulent pattern formation through upward cascades. Such cascades are unlikely to occur in experiments, where interface and bulk fluid can continuously exchange matter. Here, we propose a compact alternative continuum theory for dense active liquid crystals by merging ideas from the Landau-de Gennes and Swift-Hohenberg theories. The resulting fourth-order model agrees quantitatively with experimental data, correctly predicts a regime of long-range nematic alignment of defects, and manifests an analogy with a generalized Gross-Pitaevskii quantum theory. Generally, our results suggest that universal ordering principles may govern a wide range of active materials.

  15. Revisiting the question: Does high-latitude solar activity lead low-latitude solar activity in time phase?

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    Kong, D. F.; Qu, Z. N.; Guo, Q. L.

    2014-05-01

    Cross-correlation analysis and wavelet transform methods are used to investigate whether high-latitude solar activity leads low-latitude solar activity in time phase or not, using the data of the Carte Synoptique solar filaments archive from 1919 March to 1989 December. From the cross-correlation analysis, high-latitude solar filaments have a time lead of 12 Carrington solar rotations with respect to low-latitude ones. Both the cross-wavelet transform and wavelet coherence indicate that high-latitude solar filaments lead low-latitude ones in time phase. Furthermore, low-latitude solar activity is better correlated with high-latitude solar activity of the previous cycle than with that of the following cycle, which is statistically significant. Thus, the present study confirms that high-latitude solar activity in the polar regions is indeed better correlated with the low-latitude solar activity of the following cycle than with that of the previous cycle, namely, leading in time phase.

  16. Tensor analysis methods for activity characterization in spatiotemporal data

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    Haass, Michael Joseph; Van Benthem, Mark Hilary; Ochoa, Edward M.

    2014-03-01

    Tensor (multiway array) factorization and decomposition offers unique advantages for activity characterization in spatio-temporal datasets because these methods are compatible with sparse matrices and maintain multiway structure that is otherwise lost in collapsing for regular matrix factorization. This report describes our research as part of the PANTHER LDRD Grand Challenge to develop a foundational basis of mathematical techniques and visualizations that enable unsophisticated users (e.g. users who are not steeped in the mathematical details of matrix algebra and mulitway computations) to discover hidden patterns in large spatiotemporal data sets.

  17. Transport of active ellipsoidal particles in ratchet potentials

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    Bao-quan Ai; Jian-chun Wu

    2015-05-10

    Rectified transport of active ellipsoidal particles is numerically investigated in a two-dimensional asymmetric potential. The out-of-equilibrium condition for the active particle is an intrinsic property, which can break thermodynamical equilibrium and induce the directed transport. It is found that the perfect sphere particle can facilitate the rectification, while the needlelike particle destroys the directed transport. There exist optimized values of the parameters (the self-propelled velocity, the torque acting on the body) at which the average velocity takes its maximal value. For the ellipsoidal particle with not large asymmetric parameter, the average velocity decreases with increasing the rotational diffusion rate, while for the needlelike particle (very large asymmetric parameter), the average velocity is a peaked function of the rotational diffusion rate. By introducing a finite load, particles with different shapes (or different self-propelled velocities) will move to the opposite directions, which is able to separate particles of different shapes (or different self-propelled velocities).

  18. Aspects of the density field in an active nematic

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    Shradha Mishra; Sanjay Puri; Sriram Ramaswamy

    2014-10-21

    Active nematics are conceptually the simplest orientationally ordered phase of self-driven particles, but have proved to be a perennial source of surprises. We show here through numerical solution of coarse-grained equations for order parameter and density that the growth of the active nematic phase from the isotropic phase is necessarily accompanied by a clumping of the density. The growth kinetics of the density domains is shown to be faster than the 1/3-law expected for variables governed by a conservation law. Other results presented include the suppression of density fluctuations in the stationary ordered nematic by the imposition of an orienting field. We close by posing some open questions.

  19. On the Mechanism of Activated Transport in Glassy Liquids

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    Vassiliy Lubchenko; Pyotr Rabochiy

    2014-12-03

    We explore several potential issues that have been raised over the years regarding the "entropic droplet" scenario of activated transport in liquids, due to Wolynes and coworkers, with the aim of clarifying the status of various approximations of the random first order transition theory (RFOT) of the structural glass transition. In doing so, we estimate the mismatch penalty between alternative aperiodic structures, above the glass transition; the penalty is equal to the typical magnitude of free energy fluctuations in the liquid. The resulting expressions for the activation barrier and the cooperativity length contain exclusively bulk, static properties; in their simplest form they contains only the bulk modulus and the configurational entropy per unit volume. The expressions are universal in that they do not depend explicitly on the molecular detail. The predicted values for the barrier and cooperativity length and, in particular, the temperature dependence of the barrier are in satisfactory agreement with observation. We thus confirm that the entropic droplet picture is indeed not only internally-consistent but is also fully constructive, consistent with the apparent success of its many quantitative predictions. A simple view of a glassy liquid as a locally metastable, degenerate pattern of frozen-in stress emerges in the present description. Finally, we derive testable relationships between the bulk modulus and several characteristics of glassy liquids and peculiarities in low-temperature glasses.

  20. Generalized energy equipartition in harmonic oscillators driven by active baths

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    Claudio Maggi; Matteo Paoluzzi; Nicola Pellicciotta; Alessia Lepore; Luca Angelani; Roberto Di Leonardo

    2015-06-26

    We study experimentally and numerically the dynamics of colloidal beads confined by a harmonic potential in a bath of swimming E. coli bacteria. The resulting dynamics is well approximated by a Langevin equation for an overdamped oscillator driven by the combination of a white thermal noise and an exponentially correlated active noise. This scenario leads to a simple generalization of the equipartition theorem resulting in the coexistence of two different effective temperatures that govern dynamics along the flat and the curved directions in the potential landscape.

  1. Activities of HPS standards committee in environmental remediation

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    Stencel, J.R.; Chen, S.Y.

    1994-12-31

    The Health Physics Society (HPS) develops American National Standards in the area of radiation protection using methods approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Two of its sections, Environmental Health Physics and Contamination Limits, have ongoing standards development which are important to some environmental remediation efforts. This paper describes the role of the HPS standards process and indicates particular standards under development which will be of interest to the reader. In addition, the authors solicit readers to participate in the voluntary standards process by either joining active working groups (WG) or suggesting appropriate and relevant topics which should be placed into the standards process.

  2. Summary of ICTP activities in support of science in

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    Dynamics of Complex Systems, 2004, (No longer active) 48 21 Network on Seismic Microzoning of Latin-American Advanced Course on FPGA Design for Scientific Instrumentation, Havana, 2012 } Joint ICTP-TWAS Conference, 1998 } First Regional Course on Advanced VLSI Design Techniques, Havana, 1996 #12;} Fondo México

  3. IMPROVEMENTS IN MODELLING DISSOLVED OXYGEN IN ACTIVATED SLUDGE SYSTEMS

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    Wells, Scott A.

    . Wells** *Technical University of Gdansk, Department of Environmental Engineering, ul. Narutowicza 11 the impact of reactor hydraulics and variable oxygen mass transfer on a predicted DO profile along the longitudinal axis of the activated sludge reactor. Many important parameters are influenced by the hydraulic

  4. Vaticaffinol, a resveratrol tetramer, exerts more preferable immunosuppressive activity than its precursor in vitro and in vivo through multiple aspects against activated T lymphocytes

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    Feng, Li-Li; Wu, Xue-Feng; Liu, Hai-Liang; Guo, Wen-Jie; Luo, Qiong; Tao, Fei-Fei; Ge, Hui-Ming; Shen, Yan; Tan, Ren-Xiang; Xu, Qiang, E-mail: molpharm@163.com; Sun, Yang, E-mail: yangsun@nju.edu.cn

    2013-03-01

    In the present study, we aimed to investigate the immunosuppressive activity of vaticaffinol, a resveratrol tetramer isolated from Vatica mangachapoi, on T lymphocytes both in vitro and in vivo, and further explored its potential molecular mechanism. Resveratrol had a wide spectrum of healthy beneficial effects with multiple targets. Interestingly, its tetramer, vaticaffinol, exerted more intensive immunosuppressive activity than resveratrol. Vaticaffinol significantly inhibited T cells proliferation activated by concanavalin A (Con A) or anti-CD3 plus anti-CD28 in a dose- and time-dependent manner. It also induced Con A-activated T cells undergoing apoptosis through mitochondrial pathway. Moreover, this compound prevented cells from entering S phase and G2/M phase during T cells activation. In addition, vaticaffinol inhibited ERK and AKT signaling pathways in Con A-activated T cells. Furthermore, vaticaffinol significantly ameliorated ear swelling in a mouse model of picryl chloride-induced ear contact dermatitis in vivo. In most of the aforementioned experiments, however, resveratrol had only slight effects on the inhibition of T lymphocytes compared with vaticaffinol. Taken together, our findings suggest that vaticaffinol exerts more preferable immunosuppressive activity than its precursor resveratrol both in vitro and in vivo by affecting multiple targets against activated T cells. - Graphical abstract: Vaticaffinol, a resveratrol tetramer isolated from Vatica mangachapoi, exerts more intensive immunosuppressive activity than its precursor resveratrol does in vitro and in vivo. Its mechanism may involve multiple effects against activated T cells: regulation of signalings involved in cell proliferation, G0/G1 arrest of T cells, as well as an apoptosis induction in activated effector T cells. Highlights: ? Vaticaffinol, a resveratrol tetramer, exerts more potent activity than its precursor. ? It inhibited T cells proliferation and prevented them from entering cell cycles. ? It led to apoptosis of activated T cells through mitochondrial pathway. ? It down-regulated ERK and AKT signaling pathways in Con A-activated T cells. ? It significantly ameliorated picryl chloride-induced ear swelling.

  5. SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY AND CREATIVE WORK AND SERVICE

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    Stowell, Michael

    explanations of activities. I. SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY AND CREATIVE WORK A. Publications Works in progress: WorksSUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY AND CREATIVE WORK AND SERVICE FACULTY FORM Faculty of Scholarly Activity and Creative Work and Service. Use of any part of this form is optional. Sections I

  6. Update on petroleum exploration activities in the Philippines

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    Salcedo, B.H.C.; Bausa, G.J.G.; Ocampo. I.U.

    1996-01-01

    The first significant event in Philippine Petroleum exploration dates back to 1896 with the drilling of Toledo-1 in Cebu by Smith Bell. From the 1950's to the 1970's, widespread exploration activities were carried out but it was only eighty years after the first oil drilling in 1896 that oil was finally discovered in commercial quantity in Northwest Palawan. This could be attributed to the fact that serious exploration for petroleum was made with the enactment of Presidential Decree No. 87, better known as the [open quotes]Oil Exploration and Development Act of 1972[close quotes], which takes into effect the current Service Contract System. Amendments to P.D. No. 87 is underway to further improve its incentive package and make it more attractive to explorationists. Petroleum exploration in the Philippines continues to be an energetic industry even if the players are not always rewarded with finds. Frontier areas have become attractive for exploration in view of the continuing research studies resulting to increased database thereat. While Northwest Palawan continues to be the hub of action, frontier areas as well as the more risky deepwater acreages still generate interests, if one wishes to be an active player in a growing energy-hungry economy.

  7. Update on petroleum exploration activities in the Philippines

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    Salcedo, B.H.C.; Bausa, G.J.G.; Ocampo. I.U.

    1996-12-31

    The first significant event in Philippine Petroleum exploration dates back to 1896 with the drilling of Toledo-1 in Cebu by Smith & Bell. From the 1950`s to the 1970`s, widespread exploration activities were carried out but it was only eighty years after the first oil drilling in 1896 that oil was finally discovered in commercial quantity in Northwest Palawan. This could be attributed to the fact that serious exploration for petroleum was made with the enactment of Presidential Decree No. 87, better known as the {open_quotes}Oil Exploration and Development Act of 1972{close_quotes}, which takes into effect the current Service Contract System. Amendments to P.D. No. 87 is underway to further improve its incentive package and make it more attractive to explorationists. Petroleum exploration in the Philippines continues to be an energetic industry even if the players are not always rewarded with finds. Frontier areas have become attractive for exploration in view of the continuing research studies resulting to increased database thereat. While Northwest Palawan continues to be the hub of action, frontier areas as well as the more risky deepwater acreages still generate interests, if one wishes to be an active player in a growing energy-hungry economy.

  8. Does the thermal disc instability operate in active galactic nuclei?

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    L. Burderi; A. R. King; E. Szuszkiewicz

    1998-03-19

    We examine all possible stationary, optically thick, geometrically thin accretion disc models relevant for active galactic nuclei (AGN) and identify the physical regimes in which they are stable against the thermal-viscous hydrogen ionization instability. Self-gravity and irradiation effects are included. We find that most if not all AGN discs are unstable. Observed AGN therefore represent the outburst state, although some or all quasars could constitute a steady population having markedly higher fuelling rates than other AGN. It has important implications for the AGN mass supply and for the presence of supermassive black holes in nearby spirals.

  9. Operational and Investment Response to Energy Prices in the OECD Manufacturing Sector

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    Steinbuks, J.; Neuhoff, Karsten

    response results in 12 percent less energy consumption relative to that in the baseline scenario by 2020. This analysis, however, ex- cludes the rebound e¤ect15. To quantify the rebound e¤ect, we predict an increase in the share of energy service... consumption Sji;t due to greenhouse tax induced improvements in energy e¢ ciency of capital stock (holding other factors constant), and convert these changes in level terms. The rebound e¤ect is the di¤erence in price-induced energy consumption...

  10. Spiral and never-settling patterns in active suspensions

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    X. Yang; D. Marenduzzo; M. C. Marchetti

    2013-06-18

    We present a combined numerical and analytical study of pattern formation in an active system where particles align, possess a density-dependent motility, and are subject to a logistic reaction. This is a model for suspensions of reproducing bacteria, but it can also represent, in the ordered phase, actomyosin gels in vitro or in vivo. In the disordered phase, we find that motility suppression and growth compete to yield stable or blinking patterns, which, when dense enough, acquire internal orientational ordering, to yield asters or spirals. In the ordered phase, the reaction term leads to previously unobserved never-settling patterns which can provide a simple framework to understand the formation of motile and spiral patterns in actin.

  11. Development/Plasticity/Repair Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase Activates ERK in Primary

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    Clapham, David E.

    Development/Plasticity/Repair Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase Activates ERK in Primary Sensory activation to inflammatory pain. We further investigated the correlationbetweenthePI3KandtheERK294002 and wortmannin, indicative of the activation of PI3K by both agents. ERK activation by capsaicin

  12. Active eutectoid decomposition in Zr-3 wt.% Fe

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    Kumar, L.; Ramanujan, R.V.; Tewari, R.; Mukhopadhyay, P.; Banerjee, S.

    1999-02-19

    In the work reported here, the microstructural features associated with the active eutectoid decomposition of a near eutectoid alloy (Zr-3 wt.%Fe) on {beta} quenching were examined. The effects of aging after {beta} quenching, and of furnace cooling from the {beta} phase field, on the microstructure of the alloy were also studied. The microstructural characterization was carried out using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The room temperature mechanical properties corresponding to some of the microstructures were evaluated by mechanical testing.

  13. Internal dynamics and activated processes in Soft-Glassy materials

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    R. Benzi; M. Sbragaglia; A. Scagliarini; P. Perlekar; M. Bernaschi; S. Succi; F. Toschi

    2014-10-24

    Plastic rearrangements play a crucial role in the characterization of soft-glassy materials, such as emulsions and foams. Based on numerical simulations of soft-glassy systems, we study the dynamics of plastic rearrangements at the hydrodynamic scales where thermal fluctuations can be neglected. Plastic rearrangements require an energy input, which can be either provided by external sources, or made available through time evolution in the coarsening dynamics, in which the total interfacial area decreases as a consequence of the slow evolution of the dispersed phase from smaller to large droplets/bubbles. We first demonstrate that our hydrodynamic model can quantitatively reproduce such coarsening dynamics. Then, considering periodically oscillating strains, we characterize the number of plastic rearrangements as a function of the external energy-supply, and show that they can be regarded as activated processes induced by a suitable "noise" effect. Here we use the word noise in a broad sense, referring to the internal non-equilibrium dynamics triggered by spatial random heterogeneities and coarsening. Finally, by exploring the interplay between the internal characteristic time-scale of the coarsening dynamics and the external time-scale associated with the imposed oscillating strain, we show that the system exhibits the phenomenon of stochastic resonance, thereby providing further credit to the mechanical activation scenario.

  14. Active Spectral Nephelometry in Studies of the Condensational Activity of Submicron Aerosol

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsicloudden DocumentationAccommodationsRegister / Vol. 72, No. 39 1S1!4T8-4809Active

  15. Charged-Particle Decay from Giant Monopole Resonance in Si-28 

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    Toba, Y.; Lui, YW; Youngblood, David H.; Garg, U.; Grabmayr, P.; Knopfle, K. T.; Riedesel, H.; Wagner, G. J.

    1990-01-01

    resonance region of "Si excited with a 129 MeV alpha particle beam has been measured in coincidence with inelastic alpha particles detected at O'. The angular correlation data show the presence of decay from both EO and E2 giant resonances. The EO giant... and alpha particles with en- ergies between 100 and 170 MeV. To identify the mono- pole, the experiments were performed at small angles, in- cluding 0' where the monopole is excited most strongly. In medium and heavy nuclei (mass number A ) 64), the GMR...

  16. Nonequilibrium Glass Transition in Mixtures of Active-Passive Particles

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    Huai Ding; Mengkai Feng; Huijun Jiang; Zhonghuai Hou

    2015-06-09

    We develop a mode coupling theory(MCT) to study the nonequilibrium glass transition behavior of a mono-disperse mixture of active-passive hard-sphere particles. The MCT equations clearly demonstrate that the glass transition is shifted to higher values of total volume fraction when doping a passive system with active particles. Interestingly, we find that the glass transition point may show a non-monotonic dependence on the effective diffusivity of the active component, indicating a nontrivial type of activity induced reentrance behavior. Analysis based on the nonergodic parameters suggest that the glassy state at small activity is due to the caging effect, while that at high activity could result from activity induced dynamic clustering.

  17. Nonequilibrium Glass Transition in Mixtures of Active-Passive Particles

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    Ding, Huai; Jiang, Huijun; Hou, Zhonghuai

    2015-01-01

    We develop a mode coupling theory(MCT) to study the nonequilibrium glass transition behavior of a mono-disperse mixture of active-passive hard-sphere particles. The MCT equations clearly demonstrate that the glass transition is shifted to higher values of total volume fraction when doping a passive system with active particles. Interestingly, we find that the glass transition point may show a non-monotonic dependence on the effective diffusivity of the active component, indicating a nontrivial type of activity induced reentrance behavior. Analysis based on the nonergodic parameters suggest that the glassy state at small activity is due to the caging effect, while that at high activity could result from activity induced dynamic clustering.

  18. Active magneto-optical control of spontaneous emission in graphene

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    Kort-Kamp, W J M; Bastos, G; Pinheiro, F A; Rosa, F S S; Peres, N M R; Farina, C

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the spontaneous emission rate of a two-level quantum emitter near a graphene-coated substrate under the influence of an external magnetic field. We demonstrate that the application of the magnetic field can substantially increase or decrease the decay rate. We show that a suppression as large as 99$\\%$ in the Purcell factor is achieved even for moderate magnetic fields. The emitter's lifetime is a discontinuous function of $|{\\bf B}|$, which is a direct consequence of the occurrence of discrete Landau levels in graphene. We demonstrate that, in the near-field regime, the magnetic field enables an unprecedented control of the decay pathways into which the photon/polariton can be emitted. Our findings strongly suggest that a magnetic field could act as an efficient agent for on-demand, active control of light-matter interactions in graphene at the quantum level.

  19. Measuring Shared Information and Coordinated Activity in Neuronal Networks

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    Kristina Lisa Klinkner; Cosma Rohilla Shalizi; Marcelo F. Camperi

    2005-07-29

    Most nervous systems encode information about stimuli in the responding activity of large neuronal networks. This activity often manifests itself as dynamically coordinated sequences of action potentials. Since multiple electrode recordings are now a standard tool in neuroscience research, it is important to have a measure of such network-wide behavioral coordination and information sharing, applicable to multiple neural spike train data. We propose a new statistic, informational coherence, which measures how much better one unit can be predicted by knowing the dynamical state of another. We argue informational coherence is a measure of association and shared information which is superior to traditional pairwise measures of synchronization and correlation. To find the dynamical states, we use a recently-introduced algorithm which reconstructs effective state spaces from stochastic time series. We then extend the pairwise measure to a multivariate analysis of the network by estimating the network multi-information. We illustrate our method by testing it on a detailed model of the transition from gamma to beta rhythms.

  20. Light Bridge in a Developing Active Region. I. Observation of Light Bridge and its Dynamic Activity Phenomena

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    Toriumi, Shin; Cheung, Mark C M

    2015-01-01

    Light bridges, the bright structures that divide the umbra of sunspots and pores into smaller pieces, are known to produce wide variety of activity events in solar active regions (ARs). It is also known that the light bridges appear in the assembling process of nascent sunspots. The ultimate goal of this series of papers is to reveal the nature of light bridges in developing ARs and the occurrence of activity events associated with the light bridge structures from both observational and numerical approaches. In this first paper, exploiting the observational data obtained by Hinode, IRIS, and Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), we investigate the detailed structure of the light bridge in NOAA AR 11974 and its dynamic activity phenomena. As a result, we find that the light bridge has a weak, horizontal magnetic field, which is transported from the interior by large-scale convective upflow and is surrounded by strong, vertical fields of adjacent pores. In the chromosphere above the bridge, a transient brightening ...

  1. Nematic ordering of topological defects in active liquid crystals

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    Oza, Anand U

    2015-01-01

    Identifying the ordering principles of intracellular matter is key to understanding the physics of microbiological systems. Recent experiments show that ATP-driven microtubule-kinesin bundles can form non-equilibrium networks of liquid-crystalline order when trapped in an oil-water interface near a solid boundary. At high densities, the bundles realize a 2D active nematic phase characterized by spontaneous creation and annihilation of topological defects, reminiscent of particle-pair production processes in quantum systems. This remarkable discovery sparked considerable theoretical interest, yet a satisfactory mathematical description has remained elusive, primarily for the following two reasons. First, prevailing multi-component theories feature a large number of unknown parameters that make quantitative comparison with experiment infeasible. Second, the currently favored hydrodynamic models assume divergence-free 2D interfacial flow, thereby promoting turbulent pattern formation through upward cascades. Suc...

  2. Optical ordance system for use in explosive ordnance disposal activities

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    Merson, J.A.; Salas, F.J.; Helsel, F.M.

    1994-01-01

    A portable hand-held solid state rod laser system and an optically-ignited detonator have been developed for use in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) activities. Laser prototypes from Whittaker Ordnance and Universal Propulsion have been tested and evaluated. The optical detonator contains 2-(5 cyanotetrazolato) pentaamine cobalt III perchlorate (CP) as the DDT column and the explosive Octahydro 1, 3, 5, 7 -- tetranitro -- 1, 3, 5, 7 -- tetrazocine (HMX) as the output charge. The laser is designed to have an output of 150 mJ in a 500 microsecond pulse. This output allows firing through 2000 meters of optical fiber. The detonator can also be ignited with a portable laser diode source through a shorter length of fiber.

  3. Hydrogen passivation and activation of oxygen complexes in silicon S. N. Rashkeev,a)

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    Pantelides, Sokrates T.

    Hydrogen passivation and activation of oxygen complexes in silicon S. N. Rashkeev,a) M. Di Ventra-principles calculations in terms of which we describe the role of hydrogen in passivating or activating oxygen complexes activity of the cluster. Furthermore, the addition of a hydrogen atom in the core structure of thermal

  4. Role of activity in neuromuscular synaptic degeneration: insights from Wlds mice 

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    Brown, Rosalind

    2012-06-22

    The nervous system is a dynamic structure. Both during development and in the adult, synapses display activity-dependent plasticity which can modify their structure and function. In the neonate, activity influences the ...

  5. Activities and Accomplishments in MY2003/FY2004

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    Not Available

    2004-09-01

    From vehicle acquisition and credit trading to exemptions and outreach activity, the Annual Report summarizes the State & Alternative Fuel Provider Program accomplishments during FY2003/FY2004.

  6. Summary of Prinicpal Building Activities in Commercial Buildings

    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    Sumary Comparison Table Return to: A Look at CBECS Building Activities SUMMARY COMPARISON TABLE Number of Buildings (thousand) Total Floorspace (million square feet) Average Square...

  7. A Look at Principal Building Activities in Commercial Buildings

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    Home > Commercial Buildings Home> Special Topics > 1995 Principal Building Activities Office Education Health Care Retail and Service Food Service Food Sales Lodging Religious...

  8. Stellar activity as noise in exoplanet detection I. Methods and application to solar-like stars and activity cycles

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    Korhonen, H; Piskunov, N; Hackman, T; Juncher, D; Jarvinen, S P; Joergensen, U G

    2015-01-01

    The detection of exoplanets using any method is prone to confusion due to the intrinsic variability of the host star. We investigate the effect of cool starspots on the detectability of the exoplanets around solar-like stars using the radial velocity method. For investigating this activity-caused "jitter" we calculate synthetic spectra using radiative transfer, known stellar atomic and molecular lines, different surface spot configurations, and an added planetary signal. Here, the methods are described in detail, tested and compared to previously published studies. The methods are also applied to investigate the activity jitter in old and young solar-like stars, and over a solar-like activity cycles. We find that the mean full jitter amplitude obtained from the spot surfaces mimicking the solar activity varies during the cycle approximately between 1 m/s and 9 m/s. With a realistic observing frequency a Neptune mass planet on a one year orbit can be reliably recovered. On the other hand, the recovery of an Ea...

  9. Neck Muscles in the Rhesus Monkey. II. Electromyographic Patterns of Activation Underlying

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    Munoz, Douglas Perry

    Neck Muscles in the Rhesus Monkey. II. Electromyographic Patterns of Activation Underlying Postures muscles in the rhesus monkey. II. Electromyographic patterns of activation underlying postures and movements. J Neurophysiol 86: 1729­1749, 2001. Electromyographic (EMG) activity was recorded in #12 neck

  10. Hierarchical Modeling of Activation Mechanisms in the ABL and EGFR Kinase Domains: Thermodynamic and Mechanistic Catalysts of Kinase Activation by Cancer Mutations

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    Dixit, Anshuman; Verkhivker, Gennady M.

    2009-08-28

    that stimulate conformational transitions and thermodynamic stabilization of the constitutively active kinase form remain elusive. We present a large-scale computational investigation of activation mechanisms in the ABL and EGFR kinase domains by a panel...

  11. Temperature Modeling in Activated Sludge Systems: A Case Study

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    Wells, Scott A.

    steady-state and dynamic conditions at a full-scale facility, the Rock Creek wastewater treatment plant throughout the year. Water Environ. Res., 77, 000 (2005). KEYWORDS: activated sludge, heat balance, hydraulics, modeling, temperature dynamics, wastewater treatment. Introduction An activated-sludge reactor

  12. Active Energy Control in Civil Structures Jeffrey Scruggs, Douglas Lindner

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    Lindner, Douglas K.

    of active force actuation and passive tuned mass dampers. Modeling methods for the machine as well as its by absorbing power from the excited building. Such regenerative excitation makes it possible to isolate is evaluated on a 3-story building, and performance is briefly compared to that of semi-active control designs

  13. Development of Portable Beta Spectrometer for Sr-90 Activity Measurements in Field Conditions and Its Application in Rehabilitation Activities at RRC Kurchatov Institute

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    Potapov, V.N.; Volkovich, A.G.; Ivanov, O.P.; Stepanov, V.E.; Smirnov, S.V.; Volkov, V.G. [RRC Kurchatov Institute, 1 Kurchatov Square, Moscow 123182 (Russian Federation)

    2006-07-01

    A new method to measure the Sr-90 ground specific activity in situ was developed. It is based on the count-rates determination in selected energy ranges of two registered apparatus spectra: total {beta} + {gamma} spectrum and {gamma} spectrum. A numerical simulation of the detector performance defined these energy ranges used for calculation of activity. For implementation of the proposed method a portable instrument was developed and manufactured. Parameters of the instrument are the following: the range of measurement for a specific activity mode - (60 - 3.0x10{sup 6}) Bq/kg; the range for total activity countable mode (0.5 - 2.0x10{sup 4}) Bq; minimum measurable specific activity Sr-90 for samples containing natural radionuclides - 60 Bq/kg, minimum measurable activity for samples not containing NRN - 0.5 Bq. (authors)

  14. Star Formation Activity in CLASH Brightest Cluster Galaxies

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    Fogarty, Kevin; Connor, Thomas; Donahue, Megan; Moustakas, John

    2015-01-01

    The CLASH X-ray selected sample of 20 galaxy clusters contains ten brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs) that exhibit significant ($>$5 $\\sigma$) extinction-corrected star formation rates (SFRs). Star formation activity is inferred from photometric estimates of UV and H$\\alpha$+[NII] emission in knots and filaments detected in CLASH HST observations. These measurements are supplemented with [OII], [OIII], and H$\\beta$ fluxes measured from spectra obtained with the SOAR telescope. Reddening-corrected UV-derived SFRs in these BCGs are broadly consistent with H$\\alpha$-derived SFRs. Five BCGs exhibit SFRs $>$10 M$_{\\odot}$ yr$^{-1}$ and an additional two have a SFR $>$ 100 M$_{\\odot}$ yr$^{-1}$. We confirm that photoionization from ongoing star formation powers the line emission nebulae in these BCGs, although in many BCGs there is also evidence for a LINER-like contribution. Using Chandra X-ray measurements, we infer that the star formation occurs exclusively in low-entropy cluster cores and exhibits a correlation ...

  15. The origin of net electric currents in solar active regions

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    Dalmasse, K; Démoulin, P; Kliem, B; Török, T; Pariat, E

    2015-01-01

    There is a recurring question in solar physics about whether or not electric currents are neutralized in active regions (ARs). This question was recently revisited using three-dimensional (3D) magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) numerical simulations of magnetic flux emergence into the solar atmosphere. Such simulations showed that flux emergence can generate a substantial net current in ARs. Another source of AR currents are photospheric horizontal flows. Our aim is to determine the conditions for the occurrence of net vs. neutralized currents with this second mechanism. Using 3D MHD simulations, we systematically impose line-tied, quasi-static, photospheric twisting and shearing motions to a bipolar potential magnetic field. We find that such flows: (1) produce both {\\it direct} and {\\it return} currents, (2) induce very weak compression currents - not observed in 2.5D - in the ambient field present in the close vicinity of the current-carrying field, and (3) can generate force-free magnetic fields with a net current...

  16. Uncharted Microbial World: Microbes and Their Activities in the Environment

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    Harwood, Caroline; Buckley, Merry.

    2007-12-31

    Microbes are the foundation for all of life. From the air we breathe to the soil we rely on for farming to the water we drink, everything humans need to survive is intimately coupled with the activities of microbes. Major advances have been made in the understanding of disease and the use of microorganisms in the industrial production of drugs, food products and wastewater treatment. However, our understanding of many complicated microbial environments (the gut and teeth), soil fertility, and biogeochemical cycles of the elements is lagging behind due to their enormous complexity. Inadequate technology and limited resources have stymied many lines of investigation. Today, most environmental microorganisms have yet to be isolated and identified, let alone rigorously studied. The American Academy of Microbiology convened a colloquium in Seattle, Washington, in February 2007, to deliberate the way forward in the study of microorganisms and microbial activities in the environment. Researchers in microbiology, marine science, pathobiology, evolutionary biology, medicine, engineering, and other fields discussed ways to build on and extend recent successes in microbiology. The participants made specific recommendations for targeting future research, improving methodologies and techniques, and enhancing training and collaboration in the field. Microbiology has made a great deal of progress in the past 100 years, and the useful applications for these new discoveries are numerous. Microorganisms and microbial products are now used in industrial capacities ranging from bioremediation of toxic chemicals to probiotic therapies for humans and livestock. On the medical front, studies of microbial communities have revealed, among other things, new ways for controlling human pathogens. The immediate future for research in this field is extremely promising. In order to optimize the effectiveness of community research efforts in the future, scientists should include manageable systems with features like clear physical boundaries, limited microbial diversity, and manipulability with the goal of understanding fundamental principles that may apply to more complex systems. A great deal of microbial genetic and phenotypic diversity remains to be explored, and the commercial and medical potential locked up in these unknowns should compel the field to move forward. Future microbiology research will build on the successes of the past using new techniques and approaches. Uncultivated microbes hold great promise for industry, medicine, and the recycling of precious resources, and research and technology must make inroads in overcoming the barriers that prevent their study. In many cases, we will no longer be able to rely on isolated, pure cultures of microorganisms, but must use communities of microorganisms, which presently are poorly understood. Indeed, community-level studies can benefit from deconstructing microbial communities and analyzing the component members separately, but this is not feasible in every system. The effects of perturbation on microbial communities also require study. Humans rely on the services of microbes in innumerable ways, but we have little or no predictive understanding of how microbial communities respond to disturbance. Research must address current limitations in detecting microscale interactions among microbes by enhancing current technologies and fostering new microscopic tools, biosensors, and gas sensors for appropriate small scales. Genomics, which has enabled great progress in microbiology research of individual species, must be applied to communities of microorganisms. This will require improved methods of DNA extraction and amplification from environmental samples and improved strategies for DNA sequence assembly. In the future, genome sequencing efforts should continue the exploration of evolutionarily diverse microbes, as well as help reveal the mechanisms by which closely related microbes evolve. Technological advances have spurred every great leap in microbial biology, and in order to move forward, new m

  17. Identification of active agents for tetrachloroethylene degradation in Portland cement slurry containing ferrous iron 

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    Ko, Sae Bom

    2006-08-16

    the the important elements that affect degradation activity. Elemental compositions of the mixtures and the conditions affecting solid formation might be the important factors in determining how active solids are formed. Second, instrumental analyses (XRD, SEM, SEM...

  18. Carrier genotype determination in Salers cattle using lymphocyte Beta-mannosidase activity 

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    Collins, Julianne Shea

    1994-01-01

    or Simmental breeding reduced enzyme activity. Lymphocyte genotype means were closer together and variances were larger than those for plasma activity in a United States sample suggesting that the lymphocyte test has less power than the plasma enzyme test...

  19. Quantitative Brain Electrical Activity in the Initial Screening of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

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    O'Neil, Brian; Prichep, Leslie S.; Naunheim, Roseanne; Chabot, Robert

    2012-01-01

    J, et al. Use of Brain Electrical 32. Slobounov S, Cao C,device measuring brain electrical activity can be used inet al Quantitative Brain Electrical Activity in Screening of

  20. Dysregulation of nuclear factor kappa B activity and osteopontin expression in oxidant-induced atherogenesis 

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    Williams, Edward Spencer

    2004-09-30

    NF-?B activity is critical in the regulation of atherosclerotic vascular smooth muscle cell (vSMC) phenotypes induced following oxidative injury by allylamine. The present studies were designed to detail dysregulation of NF-?B activity...

  1. Record-breaking Storm Activity on Uranus in 2014

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    de Pater, Imke; Fry, P M; Hammel, Heidi B; Baranec, Christoph; Sayanagi, Kunio

    2015-01-01

    In spite of an expected decline in convective activity following the 2007 equinox of Uranus, eight sizable storms were detected on the planet with the near-infrared camera NIRC2, coupled to the adaptive optics system, on the 10-m W. M. Keck telescope on UT 5 and 6 August 2014. All storms were on Uranus's northern hemisphere, including the brightest storm ever seen in this planet at 2.2 $\\mu$m, reflecting 30% as much light as the rest of the planet at this wavelength. The storm was at a planetocentric latitude of $\\sim$15$^{\\circ}$N and reached altitudes of $\\sim$330 mbar, well above the regular uppermost cloud layer (methane-ice) in the atmosphere. A cloud feature at a latitude of 32$^{\\circ}$N, that was deeper in the atmosphere (near $\\sim$2 bar), was later seen by amateur astronomers. We also present images returned from our HST ToO program, that shows both of these cloud features. We further report the first detection of a long-awaited haze over the north polar region.

  2. Cell organization in soft media due to active mechanosensing

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    I. B. Bischofs; U. S. Schwarz

    2003-08-11

    Adhering cells actively probe the mechanical properties of their environment and use the resulting information to position and orient themselves. We show that a large body of experimental observations can be consistently explained from one unifying principle, namely that cells strengthen contacts and cytoskeleton in the direction of large effective stiffness. Using linear elasticity theory to model the extracellular environment, we calculate optimal cell organization for several situations of interest and find excellent agreement with experiments for fibroblasts, both on elastic substrates and in collagen gels: cells orient in the direction of external tensile strain, they orient parallel and normal to free and clamped surfaces, respectively, and they interact elastically to form strings. Our method can be applied for rational design of tissue equivalents. Moreover our results indicate that the concept of contact guidance has to be reevaluated. We also suggest that cell-matrix contacts are upregulated by large effective stiffness in the environment because in this way, build-up of force is more efficient.

  3. Physica B 372 (2006) 286289 Thermal activation in Permalloy nanorectangles at room temperature

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    Garcia-Cervera, Carlos J.

    2006-01-01

    Physica B 372 (2006) 286­289 Thermal activation in Permalloy nanorectangles at room temperature E, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA Abstract The effect of thermal activation in planar: 75.40.Mg; 75.75.+1; 75.20.�g Keywords: Thermal activation; Langevin dynamics; Relaxation time 1

  4. Thermally activated current transport in MgB2 films S. Patnaik,1,2

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    Eom, Chang Beom

    Thermally activated current transport in MgB2 films S. Patnaik,1,2 A. Gurevich,1 S. D. Bu,1 S. D 2004) Thermally-activated flux flow (TAFF) resistivity above the irreversibility field Bi is reported of thermally-activated drift of pre-existing quenched dislocations in the vortex lattice. Our results indicate

  5. Total nitrogen removal in a hybrid, membrane-aerated activated sludge process

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    Nerenberg, Robert

    Total nitrogen removal in a hybrid, membrane-aerated activated sludge process Leon S. Downing wastewater. Air-filled hollow-fiber membranes are incorporated into an activated sludge tank removal in activated sludge. ª 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction The removal

  6. CHANGES IN GAPE FREQUENCY, SIPHON ACTIVITY AND THERMAL RESPONSE IN THE FRESHWATER BIVALVES

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    Schöne, Bernd R.

    CHANGES IN GAPE FREQUENCY, SIPHON ACTIVITY AND THERMAL RESPONSE IN THE FRESHWATER BIVALVES ANODONTA of temperature on rhythms in gape and the formation of siphons at the mantle edge. Frequency and duration

  7. Laser stimulation can activate autophagy in HeLa cells

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    Wang, Yisen; Hu, Minglie; Wang, Chingyue; Lan, Bei; Cao, Youjia; He, Hao

    2014-10-27

    For decades, lasers have been a daily tool in most biological research for fluorescent excitation by confocal or multiphoton microscopy. More than 20 years ago, cell photodamage caused by intense laser stimulation was noticed by generating reactive oxygen species, which was then thought as the main damage effect by photons. In this study, we show that laser stimulation can induce autophagy, an important cell lysosomal pathway responding to immune stimulation and starvation, without any biochemical treatment. Two different types of laser stimulations are found to be capable of activating autophagy: continuous scanning by continuous-wave visible lasers and a short-time flash of femtosecond laser irradiation. The autophagy generation is independent from wavelength, power, and scanning duration of the visible lasers. In contrast, the power of femtosecond laser is very critical to autophagy because the multiphoton excited Ca{sup 2+} dominates autophagy signaling. In general, we show here the different mechanisms of autophagy generation by such laser stimulation, which correspond to confocal microscopy and cell surgery, respectively. Those results can help further understanding of photodamage and autophagy signaling.

  8. Behaviour of oscillations in loop structures above active regions

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    Kolobov, D Y; Chelpanov, A A; Kochanov, A A; Anfinogentov, S A; Chupin, S A; Myshyakov, I I; Tomin, V E

    2015-01-01

    In this study we combine the multiwavelength ultraviolet -- optical (Solar Dynamics Observatory, SDO) and radio (Nobeyama Radioheliograph, NoRH) observations to get further insight into space-frequency distribution of oscillations at different atmospheric levels of the Sun. We processed the observational data on NOAA 11711 active region and found oscillations propagating from the photospheric level through the transition region upward into the corona. The power maps of low-frequency (1--2 mHz) oscillations reproduce well the fan-like coronal structures visible in the Fe ix 171A line. High frequency oscillations (5--7 mHz) propagate along the vertical magnetic field lines and concentrate inside small-scale elements in the umbra and at the umbra-penumbra boundary. We investigated the dependence of the dominant oscillation frequency upon the distance from the sunspot barycentre to estimate inclination of magnetic tubes in higher levels of sunspots where it cannot be measured directly, and found that this angle i...

  9. Activated Charcoal Based Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films for in Situ Monitoring of Bisphenols in Waters

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    Ma, Lena

    Activated Charcoal Based Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films for in Situ Monitoring of Bisphenols, Gainesville, Florida 32611, United States *S Supporting Information ABSTRACT: Widespread use of bisphenols monitoring of BPs in waters. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, including bisphenols (BPs), are widely used

  10. Analyzing and Detecting Malicious Activities in Emerging Communication Platforms 

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    Yang, Chao

    2014-06-05

    and smartphone platforms, and to develop effective and efficient defense approaches against those malicious activities. Firstly, this dissertation performs an empirical analysis of the cyber criminal ecosystem on a large-scale online social networking website...

  11. LANL ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD OF RF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY.

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    Tajima, Tsuyoshi; Jason, Andy; Kelley, Patrick J.; Krawczyk, Frank L.; Liu, Jianfei; Schrage, Dale L.; Shapiro, Alan H.; Findikoglu, Alp T.; Peterson,, Dean E.

    2003-07-29

    This report briefly summarizes activities, including: tests of elliptical cavities; design and testing of high-power couplers and cryomodules; design, procurement, and tests of 2-gap spoke cavities. It also summarizes critical technology issues.

  12. Plasma activities in Russia and in the newly independent states

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    Vursel, P.B. [Plasmasil Co. Ltd., Moscow (Russian Federation); Camacho, S. [Plasma Technology Corp., Raleigh, NC (United States)

    1995-12-31

    In addition to plasma technologies designed and applied in Russia and NIS (Vursel, et al, 1993) several new technologies had been explored and found practical application within the last few years: wastes (W) treatment (solid W in plasma furnaces, liquid radioactive W in HF plasma, gaseous W in flue gas and atmospheric impurities in nonequilibrium plasma (NEP)); deposition of films and coatings for different purposes in NEP; production of powders with ordered properties; surface modification in NEP; and improvement of traditional technologies for increasing ecological, economical, technical characteristics.

  13. A retrospective study on changes in residents' physical activities, social 

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    Zhu, Xuemei; Yu, Chia-Yuan; Lee, Chanam; Lu, Zhipeng; Mann, George

    2014-01-01

    ft g L 7 TA ign, Keywords: Walkability Community Neighborhood Environment Physical activity Social interaction Self-selection destrian, bicycle, and higher levels of physi- t al., 2004; Ding and et al., 2011; Humpel nd, 2002; Nasar and Preventive... adults did not meet the public health guidelines recommending ?150 min of moderate physical activities per week (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). Positive social interactions help improve physical and mental health and trust among...

  14. Summary of ICTP activities in support of science in

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    : High Speed Networking Effects on Science, Merida, 2007 Regional School in High Performance Computing

  15. Polymorphisms in signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 and lung function in asthma

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    Litonjua, Augusto A.

    Background: Identifying genetic determinants for lung function is important in providing insight into the pathophysiology of asthma. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 is a transcription factor latent in ...

  16. Aggregate Dynamics in a Large Virtual Economy: Prices and Real Activity in Team Fortress 2*

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    Baumer, Matt; Kephart, Curtis

    2015-01-01

    The Journal of Political Economy, pages 34–55, 1974. Adamin a Large Virtual Economy: Prices and Real Activity in Teamactivity in a large virtual economy which was designed to

  17. Critical exponents in metastable decay via quantum activation M. I. Dykman

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    Dykman, Mark

    , a mecha- nism that differs from both tunneling and thermal activation. The decay probability W scales from tunneling or thermal activation. In this paper we study a different decay mechanism, quantum fluctuations, but as thermal activation, it involves diffusion over an effective bar- rier separating

  18. Active I/O Switches in System Area Networks Computer Systems Laboratory

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    Heinrich, Mark

    Active I/O Switches in System Area Networks Ming Hao Computer Systems Laboratory Cornell University, FL 32816 heinrich@cs.ucf.edu Abstract We present an active switch architecture to improve the performance of systems connected via system area networks. Our programmable active switches not only flexibly

  19. A DSM Cluster Architecture Supporting Aggressive Computation in Active Peter Graham

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    Graham, Peter

    path. The use of DSM simplifies the imple- mentation, and extends the capabilities, of the activeA DSM Cluster Architecture Supporting Aggressive Computation in Active Networks Peter Graham Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2 pgraham@cs.umanitoba.ca Abstract Active networks allow computations

  20. Impacts of climate change on fire activity and fire management in the circumboreal forest

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    Turetsky, Merritt

    Impacts of climate change on fire activity and fire management in the circumboreal forest M I K E F Lansing, MI 48824, USA Abstract Forest fires are a significant and natural element of the circumboreal forest. Fire activity is strongly linked to weather, and increased fire activity due to climate change

  1. Increased muscle activity to stabilise mobile bearing knees in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    Increased muscle activity to stabilise mobile bearing knees in patients with rheumatoid arthritis) between a posterior stabilised (PS) total knee design and a mobile bearing (MB) posterior cruciate of the EMG activity of the main flexor and extensor muscles showed that the activity of both extensor

  2. Comparison of Impurities in Charcoal Sorbents Found by Neutron Activation Analysis

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    Doll, Charles G.; Finn, Erin C.; Cantaloub, Michael G.; Greenwood, Lawrence R.; Kephart, Jeremy; Kephart, Rosara F.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract: Neutron activation of gas samples in a reactor often requires a medium to retain sufficient amounts of the gas for analysis. Charcoal is commonly used to adsorb gas and hold it for activation; however, the amount of activated sodium in the charcoal after irradiation swamps most signals of interest. Neutron activation analysis (NAA) was performed on several commonly available charcoal samples in an effort to determine the activation background. The results for several elements, including the dominant sodium element, are reported. It was found that ECN charcoal had the lowest elemental background, containing sodium at 2.65 ± 0.05 ppm, as well as trace levels of copper and tungsten.

  3. Summary of ICTP activities in support of science in

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    2002 Evgeny Pavlovic Velikhov, Russian Academy of Sciences Visited ICTP in 2007, G8 UNESCO Forum Visited ICTP in 2007, G8-UNESCO World Forum on 'Education, Research and Innovation: New Partnership

  4. U.S. Department of Energy -- Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing and Demonstration Activities

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    James E. Francfort; Donald Karner; John G. Smart

    2009-05-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) tests plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in closed track, dynamometer and onroad testing environments. The onroad testing includes the use of dedicated drivers on repeated urban and highway driving cycles that range from 10 to 200 miles, with recharging between each loop. Fleet demonstrations with onboard data collectors are also ongoing with PHEVs operating in several dozen states and Canadian Provinces, during which trips- and miles-per-charge, charging demand and energy profiles, and miles-per-gallon and miles-per-kilowatt-hour fuel use results are all documented, allowing an understanding of fuel use when vehicles are operated in charge depleting, charge sustaining, and mixed charge modes. The intent of the PHEV testing includes documenting the petroleum reduction potential of the PHEV concept, the infrastructure requirements, and operator recharging influences and profiles. As of May 2008, the AVTA has conducted track and dynamometer testing on six PHEV conversion models and fleet testing on 70 PHEVs representing nine PHEV conversion models. A total of 150 PHEVs will be in fleet testing by the end of 2008, all with onboard data loggers. The onroad testing to date has demonstrated 100+ miles per gallon results in mostly urban applications for approximately the first 40 miles of PHEV operations. The primary goal of the AVTA is to provide advanced technology vehicle performance benchmark data for technology modelers, research and development programs, and technology goal setters. The AVTA testing results also assist fleet managers in making informed vehicle purchase, deployment and operating decisions. The AVTA is part of DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Program. These AVTA testing activities are conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory and Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation, with Argonne National Laboratory providing dynamometer testing support. The proposed paper and presentation will discuss PHEV testing activities and results. INL/CON-08-14333

  5. Activities of the U. S. Department of Energy in education. Annual status report, FY 1979

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    Not Available

    1980-04-01

    The energy-related education activities administered in FY 1979 by DOE are described: projections for FY 1980 are also given. This document provides assistance for DOE program managers who wish to use the educational process in their operations, and it provides guidance and information to educators and the general public about DOE energy-related education activities. The education activities are classified as energy information (curriculum packages, studies, workshops and forums conferences, other materials), energy skills development, institutional resource enhancement, and other activities. A chart gives the category of activity, type of audience, and type of services provided. (RWR)

  6. New and Future Developments in Catalysis. Activation of Carbon Dioxide, 1st edition Supporting Information to Chapter 17

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    Glaser, Rainer

    New and Future Developments in Catalysis. Activation of Carbon Dioxide, 1st Developments in Catalysis. Activation of Carbon Dioxide, 1st edition S2 Cartesian

  7. Equipment Availability in the Home and School Environment: Its Relationship on Physical Activity in Children 

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    Montandon, Kristi

    2013-01-14

    where children spend the major of time, home and school, were evaluated for equipment availability and increased physical activity. Three studies were conducted to complete this purpose. In Manuscript 1, a systematic literature review was conducted...

  8. Earthquake geology and hazards in Taiwan A violent reminder of active mountain building in Tai-

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    Mueller, Karl

    Preface Earthquake geology and hazards in Taiwan A violent reminder of active mountain building of the western thrust belt are typ- ically related to the architecture of the accreted passive margin

  9. THE LIMIT OF MAGNETIC-SHEAR ENERGY IN SOLAR ACTIVE REGIONS

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    Moore, Ronald L.; Falconer, David A.; Sterling, Alphonse C.

    2012-05-01

    It has been found previously, by measuring from active-region magnetograms a proxy of the free energy in the active region's magnetic field, (1) that there is a sharp upper limit to the free energy the field can hold that increases with the amount of magnetic field in the active region, the active region's magnetic flux content, and (2) that most active regions are near this limit when their field explodes in a coronal mass ejection/flare eruption. That is, explosive active regions are concentrated in a main-sequence path bordering the free-energy-limit line in (flux content, free-energy proxy) phase space. Here, we present evidence that specifies the underlying magnetic condition that gives rise to the free-energy limit and the accompanying main sequence of explosive active regions. Using a suitable free-energy proxy measured from vector magnetograms of 44 active regions, we find evidence that (1) in active regions at and near their free-energy limit, the ratio of magnetic-shear free energy to the non-free magnetic energy the potential field would have is of the order of one in the core field, the field rooted along the neutral line, and (2) this ratio is progressively less in active regions progressively farther below their free-energy limit. Evidently, most active regions in which this core-field energy ratio is much less than one cannot be triggered to explode; as this ratio approaches one, most active regions become capable of exploding; and when this ratio is one, most active regions are compelled to explode.

  10. Wet to dry crossover and a flow vortex-lattice in active nematics

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    Amin Doostmohammadi; Michael Adamer; Sumesh P. Thampi; Julia M. Yeomans

    2015-05-15

    Active systems, from bacterial suspensions to vibrated granular matter, are continuously driven out of equilibrium by local injection of energy from their constituent elements. The energy input leads to exotic behaviour such as collective motion, pattern formation, topological defects and active turbulence, but theories that link the different manifestations of activity across systems and length scales are lacking. Here we unify two different classes of active matter by using friction as a control parameter to interpolate between wet active systems, whose behaviour is dominated by hydrodynamics, and dry active matter where any flow is screened. At the wet-dry crossover, we find a novel lattice of flow vortices interleaved with an ordered network of topological defects which arises from the competition between friction and viscous dissipation. Our results contribute to understanding the physics of matter operating out-of-equilibrium, with its potential in the design of active micro- and nano-machines.

  11. Activation of the steroid and xenobiotic receptor, SXR, induces apoptosis in breast cancer cells

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    Verma, Suman; Tabb, Michelle M; Blumberg, Bruce

    2009-01-01

    E) SXR activation leads to Nitric Oxide (NO) accumulation.in nitric oxide (NO) levels lead to p53 stabilization and

  12. Active and passive social support in families of greylag geese (Anser anser)

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    Richner, Heinz

    Active and passive social support in families of greylag geese (Anser anser) Isabella B.R. Scheiber ally in agonistic encounters, and (ii) `passive social support' in which the mere presence of a social to study support by social allies. We investigated the effects of active and passive social support in ten

  13. Activation and radiation damage in the environment of hadron accelerators

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    Kiselev, Daniela

    2013-01-01

    A component which suffers radiation damage usually also becomes radioactive, since the source of activation and radiation damage is the interaction of the material with particles from an accelerator or with reaction products. However, the underlying mechanisms of the two phenomena are different. These mechanisms are described here. Activation and radiation damage can have far-reaching consequences. Components such as targets, collimators, and beam dumps are the first candidates for failure as a result of radiation damage. This means that they have to be replaced or repaired. This takes time, during which personnel accumulate dose. If the dose to personnel at work would exceed permitted limits, remote handling becomes necessary. The remaining material has to be disposed of as radioactive waste, for which an elaborate procedure acceptable to the authorities is required. One of the requirements of the authorities is a complete nuclide inventory. The methods used for calculation of such inventories are presented,...

  14. Active Knowledge

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    Freuder, Eugene C.

    A progress report on the work described in Vision Flashes 33 and 43 on recognition of real objects. Emphasis is on the "active" use of knowledge in directing the flow of visual processing.

  15. Dietary, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behaviors and Their Relationship to Weight Gain in a College Age Population 

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    Lee, Faegen Dillon

    2012-10-19

    the Council of Environment and Dietary Activity (CEDA) at Texas A&M University was examined and analyzed in order to understand how physical activity, sedentary behavior, and dietary activity affect weight gain or weight loss. The college population...

  16. Cycles of magnetic activity in solar-type stars. The place of the Sun among the stars with different levels of coronal and chromospheric activity

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    Bruevich, E A; Shimanovskaya, E V

    2015-01-01

    Activity of the chromospheres and coronas of the stars of late (F, G, K) spectral classes and also their cyclic activity is analyzed on the observational data of solar-type stars from Mount Wilson "HK-project". The chromospheric and coronal activity of "HK-project stars" and the Sun was compared to the stars with active atmospheres observed in Planets Search Programs. It is shown that the cyclic activity begins to occur in stars, close by their spectral type to the Sun and becomes more pronounced at K-stars. The results of a comparative analysis of the characteristics of chromospheric and coronal activity of the Sun and F, G and K-stars are presented.

  17. Production of activated carbon from coconut shell char in a fluidized bed reactor

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    Sai, P.M.S.; Ahmed, J. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Kalpakkam (India). Centralised Waste Management Facility; Krishnaiah, K. [Indian Inst. of Tech., Madras (India). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1997-09-01

    Activated carbon is produced from coconut shell char using steam or carbon dioxide as the reacting gas in a 100 mm diameter fluidized bed reactor. The effect of process parameters such as reaction time, fluidizing velocity, particle size, static bed height, temperature of activation, fluidizing medium, and solid raw material on activation is studied. The product is characterized by determination of iodine number and BET surface area. The product obtained in the fluidized bed reactor is much superior in quality to the activated carbons produced by conventional processes. Based on the experimental observations, the optimum values of process parameters are identified.

  18. DNMT1-mediated PTEN hypermethylation confers hepatic stellate cell activation and liver fibrogenesis in rats

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    Bian, Er-Bao; Huang, Cheng; Ma, Tao-Tao; Tao, Hui; Zhang, Hui; Cheng, Chang; Lv, Xiong-Wen; Li, Jun, E-mail: hunkahmu@126.com

    2012-10-01

    Hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation is an essential event during liver fibrogenesis. Phosphatase and tension homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN), a tumor suppressor, is a negative regulator of this process. PTEN promoter hypermethylation is a major epigenetic silencing mechanism in tumors. The present study aimed to investigate whether PTEN promoter methylation was involved in HSC activation and liver fibrosis. Treatment of activated HSCs with the DNA methylation inhibitor 5-aza-2?-deoxycytidine (5-azadC) decreased aberrant hypermethylation of the PTEN gene promoter and prevented the loss of PTEN expression that occurred during HSC activation. Silencing DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) gene also decreased the PTEN gene promoter methylation and upregulated the PTEN gene expression in activated HSC-T6 cells. In addition, knockdown of DNMT1 inhibited the activation of both ERK and AKT pathways in HSC-T6 cells. These results suggest that DNMT1-mediated PTEN hypermethylation caused the loss of PTEN expression, followed by the activation of the PI3K/AKT and ERK pathways, resulting in HSC activation. Highlights: ? PTEN methylation status and loss of PTEN expression ? DNMT1 mediated PTEN hypermethylation. ? Hypermethylation of PTEN contributes to the activation of ERK and AKT pathways.

  19. Mixing-Induced Global Modes in Open Active Flow Arthur V. Straube and Arkady Pikovsky

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    Pikovsky, Arkady

    on a constant throughflow, due to, e.g., wakes behind islands in ocean currents or mixing enforced by revolving activity, where u is, e.g., concentration of a growing plankton, advected by oceanic currents in minimixers, plankton growth in ocean, see, e.g., [1] and references therein. Quite often this activity occurs

  20. Aalborg Universitet Harmonic Resonances in Wind Power Plants: Modeling, Analysis and Active Mitigation

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    Bak, Claus Leth

    Aalborg Universitet Harmonic Resonances in Wind Power Plants: Modeling, Analysis and Active. (2015). Harmonic Resonances in Wind Power Plants: Modeling, Analysis and Active Mitigation Methods from vbn.aau.dk on: juli 04, 2015 #12;Harmonic Resonances in Wind Power Plants: Modeling, Analysis

  1. Activation of MAP Kinase (ERK1/2) in human neonatal colonic enteric nervous system

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Activation of MAP Kinase (ERK1/2) in human neonatal colonic enteric nervous system Authors Caroline was to examine MAP kinase (ERK1/2) activation in the human neonatal colonic enteric nervous system. For this, we investigated by immunocytochemistry the cellular localization of phosphorylated ERK1/2 (P-ERK) in a series

  2. Mapping of cardiac electrical activation with electromechanical wave imaging: An in silicoin vivo reciprocity study

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    Konofagou, Elisa E.

    Mapping of cardiac electrical activation with electromechanical wave imaging: An in silico­in vivo Electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) is an en- tirely noninvasive, ultrasound-based imaging method capable of mapping the electromechanical activation sequence of the ventri- cles in vivo. Given the broad

  3. DISTINCT PATTERNS OF NITRATE REDUCTASE ACTIVITY IN BROWN ALGAE: LIGHT AND AMMONIUM SENSITIVITY IN LAMINARIA DIGITATA IS ABSENT IN

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    Berges, John A.

    DISTINCT PATTERNS OF NITRATE REDUCTASE ACTIVITY IN BROWN ALGAE: LIGHT AND AMMONIUM SENSITIVITY and lowest in summer. This is the first report of NR activity in any alga that is not strongly regulated the regulation of NR by light that has been observed in other algae and higher plants. Key index words: ammonium

  4. Ultraviolet Diagnostics for the Emission Line Gas in Active Galaxies

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    M. G. Allen; M. A. Dopita; Z. I. Tsvetanov

    1998-01-06

    Optical diagnostic diagrams are frequently ambiguous as a test of the photoionization or fast shock models of the narrow line regions of active galaxies. Here, we present a set of UV line ratio diagrams which can discriminate between pure shock and photoionization modes of excitation, and to some extent, also discriminate shocks with ionized precursors from photoionization. These diagrams use relatively bright emission lines and reddening insensitive ratios and provide a practical observational test for separating the excitation mechanisms of the narrow line regions of active galaxies. The most useful diagrams are those involving the various ionization stages of Carbon, [OIII]5007/H-beta vs. CIV 1550/ HeII 1640 and the purely UV ratio pair CII] 2326 / CIII] 1909 vs. CIV 1550 / CIII]909. Temperature sensitive FUV lines CIII 977 and NIII 991 also provide good discriminants. The models are compared to observations of nearby AGN, and also to high redshift objects where the UV lines are shifted into the optical.

  5. Possible changes for mudflow and avalanche activity in former Soviet Union due to the global warming

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    Glazovskaya, T.G.; Sidorova, T.L.; Seliverstov, Y.G.

    1996-12-31

    Past research, as well as laboratory evidence have revealed a relationship between climate, mudflow, and avalanche activity. It is possible to predict changes in mudflow and avalanche activity by using climate models. In this study, the GFDL model was used which contained data on mean monthly air temperature, precipitation, and carbon dioxide concentrations.

  6. Thermal and Photochemical Silicon-Carbon Bond Activation in Donor-Stabilized Platinum(0)-Alkyne

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    Jones, William D.

    Thermal and Photochemical Silicon-Carbon Bond Activation in Donor-Stabilized Platinum(0)-Alkyne-CtC-CtC-SiMe3 have been thermally activated by a (PN)Pt fragment to afford the dinuclear Pt(II) species (PN)- Pt. In contrast, the bisphosphino-substituted compound 3 has been isolated as a thermally robust Pt(0) complex

  7. Active salt tectonics in the Needles District, Canyonlands (Utah) as detected by interferometric

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    Mueller, Karl

    Active salt tectonics in the Needles District, Canyonlands (Utah) as detected by interferometric. Mueller, and J. Wahr (2007), Active salt tectonics in the Needles District, Canyonlands (Utah) as detected, overlying a mobile layer of evaporites (the Paradox Formation) that originated mostly as salt deposited

  8. Home to Home Transfer Learning Activity recognition plays an important role in many areas

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    Cook, Diane J.

    Home to Home Transfer Learning Abstract Activity recognition plays an important role in many areas such as smart environments by offering unprecedented op- portunities for health monitoring, automation, security for each new physi- cal setting. Our question is "how can we use activities learned in one space, e.g. home

  9. SO2 emissions to the atmosphere from active volcanoes in Guatemala and El Salvador, 19992002

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    Rose, William I.

    SO2 emissions to the atmosphere from active volcanoes in Guatemala and El Salvador, 1999 INSIVUMEH, 7a Avenida 14-57 Zona 13, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, Central America c Servicio Nacional de-based and aircraft correlation spectrometer (COSPEC) measurements at the principal active volcanoes in Guatemala

  10. Active and Passive Learning in Agent-based Financial Markets Blake LeBaron

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    Active and Passive Learning in Agent-based Financial Markets Blake LeBaron International Business of learning which are present in most agent-based financial markets. First, passive learning refers to a form active and passive learning dynamics. I will define and argue that both these forms of learning

  11. Should Investors Avoid All Actively Managed Mutual Funds? A Study in Bayesian

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    Kahana, Michael J.

    be better off in low-cost pas- sively managed index funds. Notwithstanding the recent growth in index funds choosing among a risk-free asset, index funds, and actively managed mutual funds. To solve this problem, we ~passively managed index funds!, and nonbenchmark assets ~actively man- aged mutual funds!. We propose

  12. Soliton generation in active nonlinear metamaterials Alexander B. Kozyrev,1,2

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    Soliton generation in active nonlinear metamaterials Alexander B. Kozyrev,1,2 Ilya V. Shadrivov,1 generation in nonlinear active metamaterials. Our meta-structure consists of a ring resonator formed dynamics, including the generation of envelope solitons being realized only for the backward-wave regime

  13. A Study of Concurrency Control in Real-Time, Active Database Systems

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    Son, Sang H.

    A Study of Concurrency Control in Real-Time, Active Database Systems Anindya Datta, Member, IEEE control, automated financial trading, process control and military command, and control systems. In spiteÐReal-time database systems, active database systems, concurrency control, performance evaluation. æ 1 INTRODUCTION

  14. ORIGINAL RESEARCH How nursing staff spend their time on activities in a nursing home

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    Yu, Ping

    and cognitively impaired older adults in nursing homes (de Meijer et al. 2009), and the shortages of nursing staffORIGINAL RESEARCH How nursing staff spend their time on activities in a nursing home D. (2011)MUNYISIA E.N., YU P. & HAILEY D. (2011) How nursing staff spend their time on activities

  15. Contribution of simulation in the product-driven systems production activity control

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    control consists in improving existing manufacturing production planning and control systems. We graduallyContribution of simulation in the product-driven systems production activity control Olivier CARDIN the emergence of product driven production activity control concept, the development of RFID technologies had

  16. Network configurations and R&D activities of the ICT industry in Suzhou municipality, China

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    Wei, Yehua Dennis

    Network configurations and R&D activities of the ICT industry in Suzhou municipality, China Y in revised form 8 March 2011 Available online 25 June 2011 Keywords: Globalization ICT industry Innovation Regional development China a b s t r a c t This paper analyzes the network structure and R&D activities

  17. Visual stimuli activate auditory cortex in deaf subjects: evidence from MEG

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    Dobkins, Karen R.

    Visual stimuli activate auditory cortex in deaf subjects: evidence from MEG Eva M. Finney, Brett A Studies using fMRI have demonstrated that visual stimuli activate auditorycortexindeaf subjects stimulus processing. Here, we used MEG in deaf and hearing subjects to evaluate whether auditory cortex

  18. Active electron energy distribution function control in direct current discharge using an auxiliary electrode

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    Kaganovich, Igor

    Active electron energy distribution function control in direct current discharge using an auxiliary://pop.aip.org/authors #12;Active electron energy distribution function control in direct current discharge using; accepted 18 July 2013; published online 10 October 2013) The electron energy distribution functions

  19. Site-Dependent Activity of Atomic Ti Catalysts in Al-Based Hydrogen Storage Materials

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    Ciobanu, Cristian

    Site-Dependent Activity of Atomic Ti Catalysts in Al-Based Hydrogen Storage Materials Abdullah Al storage processes. Here we analyze the role of atomic Ti catalysts in the hydrogenation of Al-based hydrogen storage materials. We show that Ti atoms near the Al surface activate gas-phase H2, a key step

  20. Estimation of Average Switching Activity in Combinational Logic Circuits Using Symbolic Simulation

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    Devadas, Srinivas

    ­held mobile telephones, low­power dissipation may be the tightest con­ straint in the design. More generally of power estimation methods the reader is referred to [?]. Our work on switching activity estimationEstimation of Average Switching Activity in Combinational Logic Circuits Using Symbolic Simulation

  1. Effects of voluntary activity and genetic selection on aerobic capacity in house mice (Mus domesticus)

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    Saltzman, Wendy

    Effects of voluntary activity and genetic selection on aerobic capacity in house mice (Mus of voluntary activity and genetic selection on aerobic capacity in house mice (Mus domesticus). J. Appl. Physiol. 84(1): 69­76, 1998.--An animal model was developed to study effects on components of exercise

  2. A Unified Approach for Active Safety in Automotive Cyber Physical Annalisa Scacchioli

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    Rajkumar, Ragunathan "Raj"

    A Unified Approach for Active Safety in Automotive Cyber Physical Systems Annalisa Scacchioli Abstract-- This position paper discusses limitations of the current automotive transportation active safety of safety remains one of the most serious challenges in automotive transportation at a global scale

  3. Low dose cadmium poisoning results in sustained ERK phosphorylation and caspase activation

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    Martin, Patrick [Transcriptional Regulation and Differentiation, CNRS UMR 6548, Nice University, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice cedex 2 (France)]. E-mail: pmartin@unice.fr; Poggi, Marie Christine [Transcriptional Regulation and Differentiation, CNRS UMR 6548, Nice University, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice cedex 2 (France)]. E-mail: poggi@unice.fr; Chambard, Jean Claude [Institute of Signaling, Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, CNRS UMR 6543, Centre Antoine Lacassagne, 33 Ave. de Valombrose, 06189 Nice (France)]. E-mail: chambard@unice.fr; Boulukos, Kim E. [Transcriptional Regulation and Differentiation, CNRS UMR 6548, Nice University, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice cedex 2 (France)]. E-mail: boulukos@unice.fr; Pognonec, Philippe [Transcriptional Regulation and Differentiation, CNRS UMR 6548, Nice University, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice cedex 2 (France)]. E-mail: pognonec@unice.fr

    2006-11-24

    Cadmium poisoning has been known to result in a wide variety of cellular responses, including oxidative stress and kinase activation. It has been reported that ERK is activated following acute cadmium exposure, and this response is commonly seen as a classical ERK survival mechanism. Here, we analyzed different cell types for their responses to low concentrations of cadmium poisoning. We found that there is an association between cell susceptibility to cadmium toxicity and ERK activation. This activation is atypical, since it consists of a sustained ERK phosphorylation, that lasts up to 6 days post stimulation. This activation is associated with the appearance of cleaved caspases 8 and 3, processed PARP, and irreversible damage. Pharmacological inhibition of ERK phosphorylation results in the ability of cells to resist cadmium poisoning. Our data indicate that low cadmium concentrations result in an unconventional ERK sustained phosphorylation, which in turn leads to death signaling.

  4. Hydrodynamic Instabilities Provide A Generic Route To Spontaneous Biomimetic Oscillations In Chemomechanically Active Filaments

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    Abhrajit Laskar; Rajeev Singh; Somdeb Ghose; Gayathri Jayaraman; P. B. Sunil Kumar; R. Adhikari

    2013-06-11

    Non-equilibrium processes which convert chemical energy into mechanical motion enable the motility of organisms. Bundles of inextensible filaments driven by energy transduction of molecular motors form essential components of micron-scale motility engines like cilia and flagella. The mimicry of cilia-like motion in recent experiments on synthetic active filaments supports the idea that generic physical mechanisms may be sufficient to generate such motion. Here we show, theoretically, that the competition between the destabilising effect of hydrodynamic interactions induced by force-free and torque-free chemomechanically active flows, and the stabilising effect of nonlinear elasticity, provides a generic route to spontaneous oscillations in active filaments. These oscillations, reminiscent of prokaryotic and eukaryotic flagellar motion, are obtained without having to invoke structural complexity or biochemical regulation. This minimality implies that biomimetic oscillations, previously observed only in complex bundles of active filaments, can be replicated in simple chains of generic chemomechanically active beads.

  5. Nanoporosity Significantly Enhances the Biological Performance of Engineered Glass Tissue Scaffolds

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    Mullen, Sean P.

    /BG scaffolds, in- cluding polymer sponge replication,10­13 3D printing,14 dry pressing,15­17 freeze casting,18

  6. ARE Update Volume 12, Number 1

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    Sexton, Steven E; Rajagopal, Deepak; Zilberman, David D; Aker, Jenny

    2008-01-01

    of benefits from U.S. biofuel production. We con- clude thatwith gasoline, global biofuel production has grown markedlywhich dominates biofuel production in the United States and

  7. Decreasing water absorption in and environmental analysis of alkali activated bricks

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    Aponte, Cecilio (Cecilio Aponte, III)

    2015-01-01

    Alkali activated bricks offer an alternative to traditional clay fired bricks for use in construction in the developing world. Previous work in this lab focused on creating a robust mix formulation to create these bricks, ...

  8. Aminoguanidine inhibits aortic hydrogen peroxide production, VSMC NOX activity and hypercontractility in diabetic mice

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    Oak, Jeong-Ho; Youn, Ji-Youn; Cai, Hua

    2009-01-01

    likely via a reduction in NOX-linked hypercontractility.signif- icant reduction in VSMC NOX activity remains to beNOX-derived O 2•- in diabetic VSMC might underlie AG reduction

  9. NIOSH -Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the lab and in the field

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    Farritor, Shane

    NIOSH - Nanotechnology Research Center Active in the lab and in the field Laura Hodson, MSPH, CIH Kenneth F. Martinez, MSEE, CIH Charles Geraci, PhD, CIH Nanotechnology Research Center Education and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. #12;Nanotechnology

  10. GRP94/gp96 Elicits ERK Activation in Murine Macrophages A ROLE FOR ENDOTOXIN CONTAMINATION IN NF-B ACTIVATION AND NITRIC OXIDE PRODUCTION*

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    Nicchitta, Chris

    GRP94/gp96 Elicits ERK Activation in Murine Macrophages A ROLE FOR ENDOTOXIN CONTAMINATION IN NF- B signaling and ni- tric oxide production, as well as the MAP kinase p38, JNK, and ERK signaling cascades a marked increase in ERK phosphorylation at protein concentrations as low as 2 g/ml. These results

  11. Activation of farnesoid X receptor attenuates hepatic injury in a murine model of alcoholic liver disease

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    Wu, Weibin; Institutes of Biomedical Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032 ; Zhu, Bo; Peng, Xiaomin; Zhou, Meiling; Jia, Dongwei; Gu, Jianxin; Institutes of Biomedical Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032

    2014-01-03

    Highlights: •FXR activity was impaired by chronic ethanol ingestion in a murine model of ALD. •Activation of FXR attenuated alcohol-induced liver injury and steatosis. •Activation of FXR attenuated cholestasis and oxidative stress in mouse liver. -- Abstract: Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a common cause of advanced liver disease, and considered as a major risk factor of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Hepatic cholestasis is a pathophysiological feature observed in all stages of ALD. The farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a member of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily, and plays an essential role in the regulation of bile acid, lipid and glucose homeostasis. However, the role of FXR in the pathogenesis and progression of ALD remains largely unknown. Mice were fed Lieber-DeCarli ethanol diet or an isocaloric control diet. We used a specific agonist of FXR WAY-362450 to study the effect of pharmacological activation of FXR in alcoholic liver disease. In this study, we demonstrated that FXR activity was impaired by chronic ethanol ingestion in a murine model of ALD. Activation of FXR by specific agonist WAY-362450 protected mice from the development of ALD. We also found that WAY-362450 treatment rescued FXR activity, suppressed ethanol-induced Cyp2e1 up-regulation and attenuated oxidative stress in liver. Our results highlight a key role of FXR in the modulation of ALD development, and propose specific FXR agonists for the treatment of ALD patients.

  12. UAV Design Activities in a University Environment Dr K.C. Wong

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    Wong, K. C.

    UAV Design Activities in a University Environment Dr K.C. Wong School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering University of Sydney NSW 2006 Abstract Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) activities have remotely piloted aircraft being developed and operated over its 62 year history. More recently, a UAV

  13. High performance electrodes in vanadium redox flow batteries through oxygen-enriched thermal activation

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    Mench, Matthew M.

    National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA h i g h l i g h t s Thermal activation of carbon paper: Vanadium redox flow battery Carbon paper Kinetics Surface area Thermal activation Electrode a b s t r a cHigh performance electrodes in vanadium redox flow batteries through oxygen-enriched thermal

  14. AUTOMATING CINEMATICS AND CUT-SCENES IN VIDEO GAMES THROUGH SCRIPTING WITH ACTIVE PERFORMANCE OBJECTS

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    Katchabaw, Michael James

    AUTOMATING CINEMATICS AND CUT-SCENES IN VIDEO GAMES THROUGH SCRIPTING WITH ACTIVE PERFORMANCE, active performance objects, story scripting, cut-scenes, cinematics, video games ABSTRACT Storytelling to automate the production of cinematics and cut-scenes for video games. These elements allow writers

  15. Specification and Analysis of the AER/NCA Active Network Protocol Suite in

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    Ã?lveczky, Peter Csaba

    Specification and Analysis of the AER/NCA Active Network Protocol Suite in Real­Time Maude Peter and the Maude formal methodology to the specification and analy­ sis of the AER/NCA suite of active network and the composability of its components, AER/NCA poses challenging new problems for its formal specification

  16. Activity Recognition in Wide Aerial Video Surveillance Using Entity Relationship Models

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    Southern California, University of

    video surveillance us- ing Entity Relationship Models (ERM). In this approach, finding an activity using the ERM framework. We also show how visual tracks can be better interpreted as activities by using Relationship Model (ERM) [3] frame- work (Fig. 1). The ERM is an appropriate framework to capture multiple

  17. Active Connection Management in Internet Services Mike Y. Chen and Eric Brewer

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    services to manage load- balancing switches dynamically to control how client connections are mappedActive Connection Management in Internet Services Mike Y. Chen and Eric Brewer Computer Science connection management architecture for clustered Internet services called Active Connection Management (ACM

  18. Verifying Existence and Composition of Workflow Activity Patterns in Real Workflow Processes

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    Ulm, Universität

    , Germany 3 Faculty of Electrical Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science ­ University of Twente ­ 7500, consider the evaluation process for price adjustment as depicted in Figure 1. This process includes order or not) (b) activity `send e-mail to manager informing about price adjustment'; (c) activity

  19. Coronal Currents, Magnetic Fields and Heating in a Solar Active Region

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    White, Stephen

    Park, MD 20742 Abstract. We compare microwave images of a solar active region with stateCoronal Currents, Magnetic Fields and Heating in a Solar Active Region Jeongwoo Lee Astronomy the assumption that the microwave emission is dominated by optically thick gyroresonance radiation, we may use

  20. Assessment of dermal exposure to benzene and toluene in shoe manufacturing by activated carbon cloth patches

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Assessment of dermal exposure to benzene and toluene in shoe manufacturing by activated carbon activated carbon cloth (ACC) patches to study the probability and extent of dermal exposure to benzene for the contribution from the air through passive absorption of benzene and toluene on the ACC patches. Systemic

  1. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation of molecular agents

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    Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN); Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dees, H. Craig (Knoxville, TN)

    2000-01-01

    An apparatus for the treatment of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue by treating the plant or animal tissue with at least one photo-active molecular agent, wherein the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue retains at least a portion of the at least one photo-active molecular agent, and then treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent retained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, wherein the at least one photo-active molecular agent becomes active in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue.

  2. Differences in physical activity and sedentary time in relation to weight in 8-9 year old children.

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    Purslow, Lisa R.; Hill, Claire; Saxton, Jenny; Corder, Kirsten; Wardle, Jane

    2008-12-12

    on the impact of physical activity and its relationship to health. Lon- don 2004. 2. Strong WB, Malina RM, Blimkie CJR, Daniels SR, Dishman RK, Gutin B, Hergenroeder AC, Must A, Nixon PA, Pivarnik JM, et al.: Evidence Based Physical Activity for School... , Sjostrom M, Yngve A, Poortvliet E, Nilsson A, Froberg K, Wedderkopp N, Westerterp K: Physical activity assessed by activity monitor and doubly labeled water in children. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2001, 33:275-281. 31. Trost SG, Ward DS, Moorhead SM, Watson PD...

  3. Activation Layer Stabilization of High Polarization Photocathodes in Sub-Optimal RF Gun Environments

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    Gregory A. Mulhollan

    2010-11-16

    Specific activation recipes for bulk, 100 nm thick MBE grown and high polarization III-V photocathode material have been developed which mitigate the effects of exposure to background gasses. Lifetime data using four representative gasses were acquired for bulk GaAs, 100 nm unstrained GaAs and strained superlattice GaAs/GaAsP, all activated both with Cs and then Cs and Li (bi-alkali). Each photoemitter showed marked resilience improvement when activated using the bi-alkali recipe compared to the standard single alkali recipe. A dual alkali activation system at SLAC was constructed, baked and commissioned with the purpose of performing spin-polarization measurements on electrons emitted from the bi-alkali activated surfaces. An end station at SSRL was configured with the required sources for energy resolved photoemission measurements on the bi-alkali activated and CO2 dosed surfaces. The bi-alkali recipes were successfully implemented at SLAC/SSRL. Measurements at SLAC of the photoelectron spin-polarization from the modified activation surface showed no sign of a change in value compared to the standard activated material, i.e., no ill effects. Analysis of photoemission data indicates that the addition of Li to the activation layer results in a multi-layer structure. The presence of Li in the activation layer also acts as an inhibitor to CO2 absorption, hence better lifetimes in worse vacuum were achieved. The bi-alkali activation has been tested on O2 activated GaAs for comparison with NF3 activated surfaces. Comparable resilience to CO2 exposure was achieved for the O2 activated surface. An RF PECVD amorphous silicon growth system was modified to allow high temperature heat cleaning of GaAs substrates prior to film deposition. Growth versus thickness data were collected. Very thin amorphous silicon germanium layers were optimized to exhibit good behavior as an electron emitter. Growth of the amorphous silicon germanium films on the above substrates was fine tuned with respect to time and power to moderate plasma damage to the photo-generating layer. Auger electron spectroscopy was used to analyze the composition and thickness of the emitter layers. AFM studies showed conformal growth on the GaAs substrates. Measurements at SLAC on the photoemitted electrons from high polarization substrates coated with amorphous silicon germanium indicated an ~10% relative drop in spin-polarization at the wavelength corresponding to the maximum spin-polarization when compared to the uncoated material,

  4. Activities of ?-ray emitting isotopes in rainwater from Greater Sudbury, Canada following the Fukushima incident

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    B. T. Cleveland; F. A. Duncan; I. T. Lawson; N. J. T. Smith; E. Vazquez-Jauregui

    2012-02-29

    We report the activity measured in rainwater samples collected in the Greater Sudbury area of eastern Canada on 3, 16, 20, and 26 April 2011. The samples were gamma-ray counted in a germanium detector and the isotopes 131I and 137Cs, produced by the fission of 235U, and 134Cs, produced by neutron capture on 133Cs, were observed at elevated levels compared to a reference sample of ice-water. These elevated activities are ascribed to the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor complex in Japan that followed the 11 March earthquake and tsunami. The activity levels observed at no time presented health concerns.

  5. Control of radio-activity found in normal waste during 1963 and disposal of radio-activity waste from the CERN site an approach to"sky-shine" measurement

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    Baarli, J

    1964-01-01

    Control of radio-activity found in normal waste during 1963 and disposal of radio-activity waste from the CERN site

  6. The Physical Activity Resource Assessment (PARA) instrument: Evaluating features, amenities and incivilities of physical activity resources in urban neighborhoods

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    Lee, Rebecca E.; Booth, Katie M.; Reese-Smith, Jacqueline Y.; Regan, Gail; Howard, Hugh H.

    2005-09-14

    Background: Neighborhood environment factors may influence physical activity (PA). The purpose of this study was to develop and test a brief instrument to systematically document and describe the type, features, amenities, quality and incivilities...

  7. Body Dissatisfaction, Weight Criticism, and Self-Reported Physical Activity in Preadolescent Children

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    Jensen, Chad David

    2008-05-29

    . Girls who reported experiencing high levels of weight criticism and high body dissatisfaction engaged in significantly fewer vigorous activities than peers who experienced criticism in the absence of body dissatisfaction. These findings highlight...

  8. Supporting Information Geobacter sp. SD-1 with enhanced electrochemical activity in high salt

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    1 Supporting Information Geobacter sp. SD-1 with enhanced electrochemical activity in high salt title: Geobacter sp. SD-1 in high salt solutions #12;2 Fig. S1. Current generation as a function of time

  9. Creation of cavitation activity in a microfluidic device through acoustically driven capillary waves

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    Ohl, Claus-Dieter

    is through hydrodynamic cavitation from fast flowing liquids through a microfluidic orifice.15 The thirdCreation of cavitation activity in a microfluidic device through acoustically driven capillary acoustic cavitation generated by ultrasonic vibrations in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) based microfluidic

  10. Maryland's IGERT Program in Language Science Summary of Activities and Outcomes (Year 3: 2010-2011)

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    Daume III, Hal

    5/11 Maryland's IGERT Program in Language Science Summary of Activities program in Language Science ("Biological and Computational Foundations of Language programs. Broader efforts to build a large and inter-connected language science

  11. ARAACtional exuberance : lessons and prospects for age-restricted active adult housing development in Massachusetts

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    Dawson, Sloan William

    2010-01-01

    In the last fifteen years, Massachusetts and neighboring states have experienced explosive growth in a hitherto alien form of residential development to the region: the age-restricted active adult retirement community ...

  12. Activity recognition with end-user sensor installation in the home

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    Rockinson, Randy Joseph

    2008-01-01

    In this work, a system for recognizing activities in the home setting that uses a set of small and simple state-change sensors, machine learning algorithms, and electronic experience sampling is introduced. The sensors are ...

  13. SciP : a novel inhibitor of CtrA transcriptional activity in Caulobacter crescentus

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    Gora, Kasia G. (Kasia Gabriela)

    2011-01-01

    Cells must sense changes in their environment and respond appropriately in order to survive. A common survival strategy is for cells to translate an environmental signal into the activity of a transcription factor they ...

  14. A clockwork mollusc: Ultradian rhythms in bivalve activity revealed by digital photography

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    Schöne, Bernd R.

    periodicity in mantle and siphon activity in the 3 to 7 min range, with longer duration shell contraction reproduction breaks, and can even preserve decadal climatic oscillations (e.g., Richardson, 1988; Goodwin et al

  15. Multivariate Activation and Connectivity Patterns Discriminate Speech Intelligibility in Wernicke's, Broca's, and Geschwind's Areas

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    Levitin, Daniel

    Multivariate Activation and Connectivity Patterns Discriminate Speech Intelligibility in Wernicke. Here we use functional magnetic resonance imaging with a novel whole-brain multivariate pattern relies on differential multivariate response and connectivity patterns in Wernicke's, Broca

  16. Epigenetic regulation of Delta-Like1 controls Notch1 activation in gastric cancer

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    Piazzi, Giulia

    The Notch signaling pathway drives proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, cell fate, and maintenance of stem cells in several tissues. Aberrant activation of Notch signaling has been described in several tumours and ...

  17. Methods for improved selectivity in photo-activation and detection of molecular diagnostic agents

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    Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN); Dees, H. Craig (Knoxville, TN)

    2008-03-18

    A method for the imaging of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue, wherein the plant or animal tissue contains at least one photo-active molecular agent. The method comprises the steps of treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of the photo-active molecular agent contained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, photo-activating at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, thereby producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent, wherein the at least one photo-activated molecular agent emits energy, detecting the energy emitted by the at least one photo-activated molecular agent, and producing a detected energy signal which is characteristic of the particular volume of plant or animal tissue. The present invention also provides a method for the imaging of a particular volume of material, wherein the material contains at least one photo-active molecular agent.

  18. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation and detection of molecular diagnostic agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN); Dees, H. Craig (Knoxville, TN)

    1998-01-01

    A method for the imaging of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue, wherein the plant or animal tissue contains at least one photo-active molecular agent. The method includes the steps of treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of the photo-active molecular agent contained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, photo-activating at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, thereby producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent, wherein the at least one photo-activated molecular agent emits energy, detecting the energy emitted by the at least one photo-activated molecular agent, and producing a detected energy signal which is characteristic of the particular volume of plant or animal tissue. The present invention is also a method for the imaging of a particular volume of material, wherein the material contains at least one photo-active molecular agent.

  19. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation and detection of molecular diagnostic agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wachter, E.A.; Fisher, W.G.; Dees, H.C.

    1998-11-10

    A method for the imaging of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue, wherein the plant or animal tissue contains at least one photo-active molecular agent. The method includes the steps of treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of the photo-active molecular agent contained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, photo-activating at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, thereby producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent, wherein the at least one photo-activated molecular agent emits energy, detecting the energy emitted by the at least one photo-activated molecular agent, and producing a detected energy signal which is characteristic of the particular volume of plant or animal tissue. The present invention is also a method for the imaging of a particular volume of material, wherein the material contains at least one photo-active molecular agent. 13 figs.

  20. GABA/sub B/ receptor activation inhibits Ca/sup 2 +/-activated potassium channels in synaptosomes: involvement of G-proteins

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    Ticku, M.K.; Delgado, A.

    1989-01-01

    /sup 86/Rb-efflux assay from preloaded synaptosomes of rat cerebral cortex was developed to study the effect of GABA/sub B/ receptor agonist baclofen on Ca/sup 2 +/-activated K/sup +/-channels. Depolarization of /sup 86/Rb-loaded synaptosomes in physiological buffer increased Ca/sup 2 +/-activated /sup 86/Rb-efflux by 400%. The /sup 86/Rb-efflux was blocked by quinine sulfate, tetraethylammonium, and La/sup 3 +/ indicating the involvement of Ca/sup 2 +/-activated K/sup +/-channels. (-)Baclofen inhibited Ca/sup 2 +/-activated /sup 86/Rb-efflux in a stereospecific manner. The inhibitory effect of (-)baclofen was mediated by GABA/sub B/ receptor activation, since it was blocked by GABA/sub B/ antagonist phaclofen, but not by bicuculline. Further, pertussis toxin also blocked the ability of baclofen or depolarizing action to affect Ca/sup 2 +/-activated K/sup +/-channels. These results suggest that baclofen inhibits Ca/sup 2 +/-activated K/sup +/-channels in synaptosomes and these channels are regulated by G-proteins. This assay may provide an ideal in vitro model to study GABA/sub B/ receptor pharmacology.

  1. Identifying Activity

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    Lewis, Adrian S

    2009-01-01

    Identification of active constraints in constrained optimization is of interest from both practical and theoretical viewpoints, as it holds the promise of reducing an inequality-constrained problem to an equality-constrained problem, in a neighborhood of a solution. We study this issue in the more general setting of composite nonsmooth minimization, in which the objective is a composition of a smooth vector function c with a lower semicontinuous function h, typically nonsmooth but structured. In this setting, the graph of the generalized gradient of h can often be decomposed into a union (nondisjoint) of simpler subsets. "Identification" amounts to deciding which subsets of the graph are "active" in the criticality conditions at a given solution. We give conditions under which any convergent sequence of approximate critical points finitely identifies the activity. Prominent among these properties is a condition akin to the Mangasarian-Fromovitz constraint qualification, which ensures boundedness of the set of...

  2. Activity patterns in two rodent communities at El Cielo Biosphere Reserve, Tamaulipas, Mexico 

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    Skeeles, Angela D

    2013-02-22

    in Small Mammals: An Ecological Approach, Ecological Studies 141 (S. Halle and N. C. Stenseth, eds. ). Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany. Halle, S. 2000b. Voles ? Small Graminivores with Polyphasic Patterns. Pp. 191-215 in Activity Patterns... in Small Mammals: An Ecological Approach, Ecological Studies 141 (S. Halle and N. C. Stenseth, eds. ). Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany. Halle, S. and N. C. Stenseth, eds. 2000. Activity Patterns in Small Mammals: An Ecological Approach...

  3. Hydrodynamic Collective Effects of Active Protein Machines in Solution and Lipid Bilayers

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    Alexander Mikhailov; Raymond Kapral

    2015-03-09

    The cytoplasm and biomembranes in biological cells contain large numbers of proteins that cyclically change their shapes. They are molecular machines that can function as molecular motors or carry out many other tasks in the cell. We analyze the effects that hydrodynamic flows induced by active proteins have on other passive molecules in solution or membranes. We show that the diffusion constants of passive particles are enhanced substantially. Furthermore, when gradients of active proteins are present, a chemotaxis-like drift of passive particles takes place. In lipid bilayers, the effects are strongly nonlocal, so that active inclusions in the membrane contribute to diffusion enhancement and the drift. The results indicate that the transport properties of passive particles in systems containing active proteins machines operating under nonequilibrium conditions differ from their counterparts in systems at thermal equilibrium.

  4. Facilitation of polymer looping and giant polymer diffusivity in crowded solutions of active particles

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    Shin, J; Kim, W K; Metzler, R

    2015-01-01

    We study the dynamics of polymer chains in a bath of self-propelled particles (SPP) by extensive Langevin dynamics simulations in a two dimensional system. Specifically, we analyse the polymer looping properties versus the SPP activity and investigate how the presence of the active particles alters the chain conformational statistics. We find that SPPs tend to extend flexible polymer chains while they rather compactify stiffer semiflexible polymers, in agreement with previous results. Here we show that larger activities of SPPs yield a higher effective temperature of the bath and thus facilitate looping kinetics of a passive polymer chain. We explicitly compute the looping probability and looping time in a wide range of the model parameters. We also analyse the motion of a monomeric tracer particle and the polymer's centre of mass in the presence of the active particles in terms of the time averaged mean squared displacement, revealing a giant diffusivity enhancement for the polymer chain via SPP pooling. Our...

  5. Activity Based Costing

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1997-03-28

    Activity Based Costing (ABC) is method for developing cost estimates in which the project is subdivided into discrete, quantifiable activities or a work unit. This chapter outlines the Activity Based Costing method and discusses applicable uses of ABC.

  6. Children's achievement goals, attitudes, and disruptive behaviors in an after-school physical activity program 

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    Agbuga, Bulent

    2007-09-17

    CHILDREN’S ACHIEVEMENT GOALS, ATTITUDES, AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS IN AN AFTER­SCHOOL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM A Dissertation by BULENT AGBUGA Submitted... to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May207 Major Subject: Kinesiology CHILDREN’S ACHIEVEMENT GOALS, ATTITUDES, AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS IN AN AFTER­SCHOOL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM A Dissertation by BULENT AGBUGA Submitted...

  7. Prompt gamma ray neutron activation analysis of cadmium in municipal solid waste 

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    Dendahl, Katherine Hoge

    1991-01-01

    PROMPT GAMMA RAY NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS OF CADMIUM IN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE A Thesis by KATHERINE HOGE DENDAHL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1991 Major Subject: Industrial Hygiene PROMPT GAMMA RAY NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS OP CADMIUM IN MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE A Thesis by KATHERINE HOGE DENDAHL Approved as to style and content by: Ric rd B. K nz (Chair...

  8. The induction of breeding activity in lactating ewes during anestrus by the use of hormones 

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    Ahmed, Shams Uddin

    1963-01-01

    THE INDUCTION OF BREEDING ACTIVITY IN LACTATING EWES DURING ANESTRUScBY THE USE OF HORMONES A Thesis By Shams Uddin Ahmed Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January, 1963 Major Subject: Physiology of Reproduction 11 THE INDUCTION OF BREEDING ACTIVITY IN LACTATING EWES DURING ANESTRUS BY THE USE OF HORMONES A Thesis By Shams Uddin Ahmed Approved as to style...

  9. Alteration of platelet activity in the dog by hemolysed autologous blood 

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    Morcom, Ellen

    1987-01-01

    ALTERATION OF PIATELET ACTIVITY IN THE DOG BY HEMOLYSED AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD A Thesis by ELLEN MORCOM Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1987 Major Subject: Veterinary Physiology ALTERATION OF PIATELET ACTIVITY IN THE DOG BY HEMOLYSED AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD A Thesis by ELLEN NORCOM Approved as to style and content by: Dav d R. Gross (Chair of Committee) James D. McC (Head...

  10. Interrelationships between diet, activity, body composition, and blood pressure in elderly subjects 

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    Ideno, Katherine Tamiko

    1987-01-01

    INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DIET, ACTIVITY, BODY COMPOSITION, AND BLOOD PRESSURE IN ELDERLY SUBJECTS A Thesis by KATHERINE TAMIKO IDENO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A6cM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1987 Major Subject: Nutrition INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETVEEN DIET& ACTIVITY, BODY COMPOSITION, AND BLOOD PRESSURE IN ELDERLY SUBJECTS A Thesis by KATHERINE TAMIKO IDENO Approved as to style and cont, ent by: Karen S...

  11. Contracting Out of Service Activities and the Effects on Sectoral Employment Patterns in South Africa

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    Tregenna, Fiona

    1 CONTRACTING OUT OF SERVICE ACTIVITIES AND THE EFFECTS ON SECTORAL EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS IN SOUTH AFRICA FIONA TREGENNA Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge ABSTRACT This paper develops a methodology and uses household... and labour survey data to analyse the extent of intersectoral outsourcing of the employment of specific labour-intensive activities in South Africa from 1997-2007. It is shown that the relatively high growth in services employment is driven by an expansion...

  12. Modeling the dynamics of a tracer particle in an elastic active gel

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    E. Ben Isaac; É. Fodor; P. Visco; F. van Wijland; N. S. Gov

    2015-07-03

    The internal dynamics of active gels, both in artificial (in-vitro) model systems and inside the cytoskeleton of living cells, has been extensively studied by experiments of recent years. These dynamics are probed using tracer particles embedded in the network of biopolymers together with molecular motors, and distinct non-thermal behavior is observed. We present a theoretical model of the dynamics of a trapped active particle, which allows us to quantify the deviations from equilibrium behavior, using both analytic and numerical calculations. We map the different regimes of dynamics in this system, and highlight the different manifestations of activity: breakdown of the virial theorem and equipartition, different elasticity-dependent "effective temperatures" and distinct non-Gaussian distributions. Our results shed light on puzzling observations in active gel experiments, and provide physical interpretation of existing observations, as well as predictions for future studies.

  13. Modeling the dynamics of a tracer particle in an elastic active gel

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    Isaac, E Ben; Visco, P; van Wijland, F; Gov, N S

    2015-01-01

    The internal dynamics of active gels, both in artificial (in-vitro) model systems and inside the cytoskeleton of living cells, has been extensively studied by experiments of recent years. These dynamics are probed using tracer particles embedded in the network of biopolymers together with molecular motors, and distinct non-thermal behavior is observed. We present a theoretical model of the dynamics of a trapped active particle, which allows us to quantify the deviations from equilibrium behavior, using both analytic and numerical calculations. We map the different regimes of dynamics in this system, and highlight the different manifestations of activity: breakdown of the virial theorem and equipartition, different elasticity-dependent "effective temperatures" and distinct non-Gaussian distributions. Our results shed light on puzzling observations in active gel experiments, and provide physical interpretation of existing observations, as well as predictions for future studies.

  14. Who will increase their physical activity? Predictors of change in objectively measured physical activity over 12 months in the ProActive cohort

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    Simmons, Rebecca K.; van Sluijs, Esther M. F.; Hardeman, Wendy; Sutton, Stephen; Griffin, Simon J.; ProActive Project Team

    2010-04-30

    in continuous form using Stata Version 10.0. (STATA Corp., College Station, Texas, USA). Results Complete data on PAEE, aerobic fitness, anthropometry and biochemical measures were available in 365 partici- pants at baseline and 321 participants at 12 months...

  15. MEK1-independent activation of MAPK and MEK1-dependent activation of p70 S6 kinase by stem cell factor (SCF) in ovarian cancer cells

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    Liu, Lian; Institute of Immunology, School of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan 250012 ; Zhang, Xin; Du, Chao; Zhang, Xiaoning; Hou, Nan; Zhao, Di; Sun, Jianzhi; Li, Li; Wang, Xiuwen; Ma, Chunhong

    2009-05-01

    We discovered a stem cell factor (SCF)-triggered, MEK1-independent, and PI3K-dependent MAPK activation pathway in the Kit-expressing ovarian cancer cell line HEY. When we knocked down MEK1 with RNA interference (RNAi) to study the function of MEK1 on the proliferation and survival of ovarian cancer cells, we found that impaired cell growth still occurred after MEK1 expression had been suppressed, although MAPK activation remained intact. This suggests that there is MEK1-independent activation of MAPK in the SCF-induced ovarian cancer cell growth process, and that MEK1 still plays a crucial role in maintaining the malignant properties of ovarian cancer cells even when it fails to activate MAPK as expected.

  16. The Role of Organic Capping Layers of Platinum Nanoparticles in Catalytic Activity of CO Oxidation

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    Park, Jeong Y.; Aliaga, Cesar; Renzas, J. Russell; Lee, Hyunjoo; Somorjai, Gabor A.

    2008-12-17

    We report the catalytic activity of colloid platinum nanoparticles synthesized with different organic capping layers. On the molecular scale, the porous organic layers have open spaces that permit the reactant and product molecules to reach the metal surface. We carried out CO oxidation on several platinum nanoparticle systems capped with various organic molecules to investigate the role of the capping agent on catalytic activity. Platinum colloid nanoparticles with four types of capping layer have been used: TTAB (Tetradecyltrimethylammonium Bromide), HDA (hexadecylamine), HDT (hexadecylthiol), and PVP (poly(vinylpyrrolidone)). The reactivity of the Pt nanoparticles varied by 30%, with higher activity on TTAB coated nanoparticles and lower activity on HDT, while the activation energy remained between 27-28 kcal/mol. In separate experiments, the organic capping layers were partially removed using ultraviolet light-ozone generation techniques, which resulted in increased catalytic activity due to the removal of some of the organic layers. These results indicate that the nature of chemical bonding between organic capping layers and nanoparticle surfaces plays a role in determining the catalytic activity of platinum colloid nanoparticles for carbon monoxide oxidation.

  17. NF kappa B expression and matrix metalloproteinase activity in hypertension

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    Wu, Kwan-I

    2009-01-01

    14% (Fig. 3-1), and in hypothalamus region of brain by 22% (?B expression level in hypothalamus region of the brain. Forp65 subunit in the hypothalamus. N=4 rats for each group. *p

  18. Determinants of active and passive tension in skeletal muscle

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    Winters, Taylor M.

    2012-01-01

    Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering by Taylor M. Wintersxii VITA B.S. in Bioengineering, cum laude University ofCalifornia M.S. in Bioengineering University of California,

  19. Stantec Investigates Bat Activity in Atlantic and Great Lakes...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    coastal states regions to inform efforts to mitigate potential impacts associated with offshore wind energy development in these regions. Monitoring was initiated by Stantec in...

  20. Metabolically active eukaryotic communities in extremely acidic mine drainage

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    Baker, Brett J; Lutz, M A; Dawson, S C; Bond, P L; Banfield, J F

    2004-01-01

    Microbial communities in acid mine drainage. FEMS Microbiol.Biogeochem- istry of acid mine drainage at Iron Mountain,in an extreme acid mine drainage environment. Appl. Environ.

  1. A SYSTEMATIC SURVEY OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE EMISSION IN SOLAR ACTIVE REGIONS

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    Warren, Harry P. [Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Winebarger, Amy R. [NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, VP 62, Huntsville, AL 35812 (United States); Brooks, David H. [College of Science, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 (United States)

    2012-11-10

    The recent analysis of observations taken with the EUV Imaging Spectrometer and X-Ray Telescope instruments on Hinode suggests that well-constrained measurements of the temperature distribution in solar active regions can finally be made. Such measurements are critical for constraining theories of coronal heating. Past analysis, however, has suffered from limited sample sizes and large uncertainties at temperatures between 5 and 10 MK. Here we present a systematic study of the differential emission measure distribution in 15 active region cores. We focus on measurements in the 'inter-moss' region, that is, the region between the loop footpoints, where the observations are easier to interpret. To reduce the uncertainties at the highest temperatures we present a new method for isolating the Fe XVIII emission in the AIA/SDO 94 A channel. The resulting differential emission measure distributions confirm our previous analysis showing that the temperature distribution in an active region core is often strongly peaked near 4 MK. We characterize the properties of the emission distribution as a function of the total unsigned magnetic flux. We find that the amount of high-temperature emission in the active region core is correlated with the total unsigned magnetic flux, while the emission at lower temperatures, in contrast, is inversely related. These results provide compelling evidence that high-temperature active region emission is often close to equilibrium, although weaker active regions may be dominated by evolving million degree loops in the core.

  2. Extractability Profiling and Antioxidant Activity of Flavonoids in Sorghum Grain and Non-grain Materials 

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    Njongmeta, Nenge Lynda A.

    2010-07-14

    Grains, leaves, sheaths, glumes and stalks of sorghum varieties were analyzed for total phenols, condensed tannins, flavan-4-ols, anthocyanins and in vitro antioxidant activity. Black sorghum bran was used to evaluate the effectiveness of organic...

  3. Report on the Status of the UFD Campaign International Activities in Disposal Research at SNL.

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    McMahon, Kevin A.

    2015-08-25

    The following summaries are provided as fulfillment of milestone M4FT-15SN0811021 and represent international collaboration activities in disposal research funded by the US DOE Used Fuel Disposition (UFD) Campaign during Fiscal Year 2015.

  4. Biomagnetic detection of gastric electrical activity in normal and vagotomized rabbits

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    Wikswo, John

    electrical activity (GEA) in normal rabbits using a Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID muscle sources, they also have a magnetic field, and these may be recorded using a Superconduct- ing

  5. Modulation of P-glycoprotein activity in Calu-3 cells using steroids and ?-ligands

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    Hamilton, Karen O.; Yazdanian, Mehran; Audus, Kenneth L.

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to investigate if P-glycoprotein (Pgp) efflux pump activity could be inhibited in the sub-bronchial epithelial cell line, Calu-3, by glucocorticosteroids and ?-ligands. The Pgp modulation ...

  6. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid-dependent cerebral vasodilation evoked by metabotropic glutamate receptor activation in vivo

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    Hammock, Bruce D.

    activation in vivo Xiaoguang Liu,1 Chunyuan Li,1 Debebe Gebremedhin,2 Sung Hee Hwang,3 Bruce D. Hammock,3 13 May 2011 Liu X, Li C, Gebremedhin D, Hwang SH, Hammock BD, Falck JR, Roman RJ, Harder DR, Koehler

  7. Roles of key active-site residues in flavocytochrome P450 BM3

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    Noble, Michael A.; Miles, Caroline S.; Chapman, Stephen K.; Lysek, Dominikus A.; MacKay, Angela C.; Reid, Graeme A.; Hanzlik, Robert P.; Munro, Andrew W.

    1999-01-01

    The effects of mutation of key active-site residues (Arg-47, Tyr-51, Phe-42 and Phe-87) in Bacillus megaterium flavocytochrome P450 BM3 were investigated. Kinetic studies on the oxidation of laurate and arachidonate showed ...

  8. IDENTIFYING LUMINOUS ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI IN DEEP SURVEYS: REVISED IRAC SELECTION CRITERIA

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    Donley, J. L.

    Spitzer/IRAC selection is a powerful tool for identifying luminous active galactic nuclei (AGNs). For deep IRAC data, however, the AGN selection wedges currently in use are heavily contaminated by star-forming galaxies, ...

  9. Between sectionalism and revitalisation: Trade unions and activation policies in Europe 

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    Clegg, Daniel; Graziano, Paolo; van Wijnbergen, Christa

    2010-01-01

    Though the response of trade unions to activation policies seems a crucial test of their capacity to adapt to the challenges of post-industrialisation, the issue has to date received little systematic attention in the ...

  10. The Effect of Various Housing Combinations on Voluntary Wheel Activity in Mice 

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    Cruthirds, Clayton

    2015-05-01

    accurate translation of results to human application. This study was designed to assess the effects of housing density and wheel availability on activity levels in mice. Six outbred female SENCAR mice (National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD) were housed...

  11. Anti-tumour activity in RAS-driven tumours by blocking AKT and MEK

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    Tolcher, Anthony W.; Khan, Khurum; Ong, Michael; Banerji, Udai; Papadimitrakopoulou, Vassiliki; Gandara, David; Patnaik, Amita; Baird, Richard D.; Olmos, David; Garrett, Christopher R.; Skolnik, Jeffrey M.; Rubin, Eric; Smith, Paul; Huang, Pearl; Learoyd, Maria; Shannon, Keith; Morosky, Anne; Tetteh, Ernestina; Jou, Ying-Ming; Papadopoulos, Kyriakos P.; Moreno, Victor; Kaiser, Brianne; Yap, Timothy A.; Yan, Li; de Bono, Johann S.

    2014-12-16

    retinal pigment epithelium detachment. There were no meaningful pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions. Clinical anti-tumour activity included RECIST 1.0-confirmed partial responses in non-small cell lung cancer and low-grade ovarian carcinoma...

  12. CMOS Photodiodes with Substrate Openings for Higher Conversion Gain in Active Pixel Sensors

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    Hornsey, Richard

    . Lee, R. I. Hornsey Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario by a source-follower; the capacitance of the device determines the conversion gain. In the case of CMOS active

  13. The Potential for Integrating GIS in Activity-Based Forecasting Models

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    McNally, Michael G.

    1997-01-01

    3" (ENTERTAINMENT) Figure 4. A GIS-based Microsimulation ofDestinations Figure 5. A GIS-based Microsimulation ofPotential for Integrating GIS in Activity Based Forecasting

  14. US Department of Energy (DOE) National Lab Activities in Marine Hydrokinetics: Scaled Model

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    Siefert, Chris

    US Department of Energy (DOE) National Lab Activities in Marine Hydrokinetics: Scaled Model Testing turbines specifically designed by the US Department of Energy for its Marine and Hydrokinetic Research. Keywords-- current energy conversion, performance testing, reference models, marine hydrokinetic

  15. Locating an active fault zone in Coso geothermal field by analyzing...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Locating an active fault zone in Coso geothermal field by analyzing seismic guided waves from microearthquake data Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to...

  16. Late Holocene hurricane activity and climate variability in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico

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    Lane, Daniel Philip

    2011-01-01

    Hurricane activity in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico and its relationship to regional and large-scale climate variability during the Late Holocene is explored. A 4500-year record of hurricane-induced storm surges is ...

  17. Transparent selective illumination means suitable for use in optically activated electrical switches and optically activated electrical switches constructed using same

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wilcox, Russell B. (Oakland, CA)

    1991-01-01

    A planar transparent light conducting means and an improved optically activated electrical switch made using the novel light conducting means are disclosed. The light conducting means further comprise light scattering means on one or more opposite planar surfaces thereof to transmit light from the light conducting means into adjacent media and reflective means on other surfaces of the light conducting means not containing the light scattering means. The optically activated electrical switch comprises at least two stacked photoconductive wafers, each having electrodes formed on both surfaces thereof, and separated by the planar transparent light conducting means. The light scattering means on the light conducting means face surfaces of the wafers not covered by the electrodes to transmit light from the light conducting means into the photoconductive wafers to uniformly illuminate and activate the switch.

  18. Transparent selective illumination means suitable for use in optically activated electrical switches and optically activated electrical switches constructed using same

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wilcox, R.B.

    1991-09-10

    A planar transparent light conducting means and an improved optically activated electrical switch made using the novel light conducting means are disclosed. The light conducting means further comprise light scattering means on one or more opposite planar surfaces thereof to transmit light from the light conducting means into adjacent media and reflective means on other surfaces of the light conducting means not containing the light scattering means. The optically activated electrical switch comprises at least two stacked photoconductive wafers, each having electrodes formed on both surfaces thereof, and separated by the planar transparent light conducting means. The light scattering means on the light conducting means face surfaces of the wafers not covered by the electrodes to transmit light from the light conducting means into the photoconductive wafers to uniformly illuminate and activate the switch. 11 figures.

  19. Particle diffusion in active fluids is non-monotonic in size

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    Alison E. Patteson; Arvind Gopinath; Prashant K. Purohit; Paulo E. Arratia

    2015-11-15

    We experimentally investigate the effect of particle size on the motion of passive polystyrene spheres in suspensions of Escherichia coli. Using particles covering a range of sizes from 0.6 to 39 microns, we probe particle dynamics at both short and long time scales. In all cases, the particles exhibit super-diffusive ballistic behavior at short times before eventually transitioning to diffusive behavior. Surprisingly, we find a regime in which larger particles can diffuse faster than smaller particles: the particle long-time effective diffusivity exhibits a peak in particle size, which is a deviation from classical thermal diffusion. We also find that the active contribution to particle diffusion is controlled by a dimensionless parameter, the Peclet number. A minimal model qualitatively explains the existence of the effective diffusivity peak and its dependence on bacterial concentration. Our results have broad implications on characterizing active fluids using concepts drawn from classical thermodynamics.

  20. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor {gamma} is expressed in hippocampal neurons and its activation prevents {beta}-amyloid neurodegeneration: role of Wnt signaling

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    Inestrosa, Nibaldo C. . E-mail: ninestr@genes.bio.puc.cl; Godoy, Juan A.; Quintanilla, Rodrigo A.; Koenig, Cecilia S.; Bronfman, Miguel

    2005-03-10

    The molecular pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) involves the participation of the amyloid-{beta}-peptide (A{beta}), which plays a critical role in the neurodegeneration that triggers the disease. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are ligand-activated transcription factors, which are members of the nuclear receptor family. We report here that (1) PPAR{gamma} is present in rat hippocampal neurons in culture. (2) Activation of PPAR{gamma} by troglitazone and rosiglitazone protects rat hippocampal neurons against A{beta}-induced neurodegeneration, as shown by the 3-[4,5 -2yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) reduction assay, immunofluorescence using an anti-heavy neurofilament antibody, and quantitative electron microscopy. (3) Hippocampal neurons treated with several PPAR{gamma} agonists, including troglitazone, rosiglitazone, and ciglitazone, prevent the excitotoxic A{beta}-induced rise in bulk-free Ca{sup 2+}. (4) PPAR{gamma} activation results in the modulation of Wnt signaling components, including the inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3{beta} (GSK-3{beta}) and an increase of the cytoplasmic and nuclear {beta}-catenin levels. We conclude that the activation of PPAR{gamma} prevents A{beta}-induced neurodegeneration by a mechanism that may involve a cross talk between neuronal PPAR{gamma} and the Wnt signaling pathway. More important, the fact that the activation of PPAR{gamma} attenuated A{beta}-dependent neurodegeneration opens the possibility to fight AD from a new therapeutic perspective.

  1. Implied motion activation in cortical area MT can be explained by visual low-level features

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    Oram, Mike

    ForReview Only Implied motion activation in cortical area MT can be explained by visual low Neuroscience #12;ForReview Only 1 Implied motion activation in cortical area MT can be explained by visual low, The Netherlands Page 1 of 51 Jounal of Cognitive Neuroscience 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

  2. Texture Control by Selective Deformation Mechanism Activation in Magnesium Alloy 

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    Foley, David Christopher

    2014-07-01

    The need for high strength, light weight structures in automotive and aerospace applications has driven a resurgence of interest in magnesium and its alloys. Unlike aluminum, wrought magnesium typically has a high degree ...

  3. Real time active sonar simulation in a deep ocean environment

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    Danesh, Sheida Anya

    2013-01-01

    Accurate Simulations are important in all fields of science and engineering where experiments and real data are time consuming to obtain and are not easily accessible and/or free of cost. Particularly when operating in ...

  4. Active Shape Models & Segmentation of the Left Ventricle in Echocardiography

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    Paragios, Nikos

    of particular interest since it performs the task of pumping oxygenated blood to the entire body November 1999 to March 2003. #12;in the polar [6] or in the raw space. Statistical/Bayesian formulations [6

  5. NIST Activities in Support of the Energy Independence and Security...

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    grid has become one of our Nation's top priorities, promising to reduce our dependence on oil and to meet the anticipated 1.1% annual increase in demand for electricity1. In his...

  6. A Data Mining Framework for Activity Recognition In Smart Environments

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    Cook, Diane J.

    the useful features from sensor data collected in the smart home environment and select the most important algorithms and analyze the prediction results of two different group experiments performed in the smart home, data mining and pervasive computing. In the smart home environment research, most attention has been

  7. Chromatin regulates origin activity in Drosophila follicle cells

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    Calvi, Brian R.

    origins are hyper- acetylated, coincident with binding of the origin recognition complex (ORC). Mutation and a redistribution of the origin-binding protein ORC2 in amplification-stage cells, independent of effects to ORC in vitro and in vivo10 (Fig. 1a). These sequences can direct amplification when inserted

  8. Sustainability in Research: Physics Researcher Title Respective Activities

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    Rose, Annkatrin

    , an ultra high vacuum chamber with a temperature controlled scanning tunneling microscope, and in-air. Lee Hawkins Mitigation of Light Pollution in North Carolina Light pollution not only spoils the view. In addition, the very light fixtures that cause light pollution cause discomfort and disability glare

  9. Sustainability in Research: Chemistry Researcher Title Respective Activities

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    Rose, Annkatrin

    is investigating the transport and trends of air pollutants as well as the chemical and optical properties in the Babyak lab is focused I study the effect of trace elements and organic pollutants on water quality and in the development of analytical methods to detect these pollutants in water, sediment, and soil. Dr. Nicole Bennett

  10. Activity of the kinesin spindle protein inhibitor ispinesib (SB-715992) in models of breast cancer

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    Purcell, James W; Davis, Jefferson; Reddy, Mamatha; Martin, Shamra; Samayoa, Kimberly; Vo, Hung; Thomsen, Karen; Bean, Peter; Kuo, Wen Lin; Ziyad, Safiyyah; Billig, Jessica; Feiler, Heidi S; Gray, Joe W; Wood, Kenneth W; Cases, Sylvaine

    2009-06-10

    Ispinesib (SB-715992) is a potent inhibitor of kinesin spindle protein (KSP), a kinesin motor protein essential for the formation of a bipolar mitotic spindle and cell cycle progression through mitosis. Clinical studies of ispinesib have demonstrated a 9% response rate in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, and a favorable safety profile without significant neurotoxicities, gastrointestinal toxicities or hair loss. To better understand the potential of ispinesib in the treatment of breast cancer we explored the activity of ispinesib alone and in combination several therapies approved for the treatment of breast cancer. We measured the ispinesib sensitivity and pharmacodynamic response of breast cancer cell lines representative of various subtypes in vitro and as xenografts in vivo, and tested the ability of ispinesib to enhance the anti-tumor activity of approved therapies. In vitro, ispinesib displayed broad anti-proliferative activity against a panel of 53 breast cell-lines. In vivo, ispinesib produced regressions in each of five breast cancer models, and tumor free survivors in three of these models. The effects of ispinesib treatment on pharmacodynamic markers of mitosis and apoptosis were examined in vitro and in vivo, revealing a greater increase in both mitotic and apoptotic markers in the MDA-MB-468 model than in the less sensitive BT-474 model. In vivo, ispinesib enhanced the anti-tumor activity of trastuzumab, lapatinib, doxorubicin, and capecitabine, and exhibited activity comparable to paclitaxel and ixabepilone. These findings support further clinical exploration of KSP inhibitors for the treatment of breast cancer.

  11. Active Control of Nitride Plasmonic Dispersion in the Far Infrared.

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    Shaner, Eric A.; Dyer, Gregory Conrad; Seng, William Francis; Bethke, Donald Thomas; Grine, Albert Dario,; Baca, Albert G.; Allerman, Andrew A.

    2014-11-01

    We investigate plasmonic structures in nitride-based materials for far-infrared (IR) applications. The two dimensional electron gas (2DEG) in the GaN/AlGaN material system, much like metal- dielectric structures, is a patternable plasmonic medium. However, it also permits for direct tunability via an applied voltage. While there have been proof-of-principle demonstrations of plasma excitations in nitride 2DEGs, exploration of the potential of this material system has thus far been limited. We recently demonstrated coherent phenomena such as the formation of plasmonic crystals, strong coupling of tunable crystal defects to a plasmonic crystal, and electromagnetically induced transparency in GaAs/AlGaAs 2DEGs at sub-THz frequencies. In this project, we explore whether these effects can be realized in nitride 2DEG materials above 1 THz and at temperatures exceeding 77 K.

  12. Review of Interests and Activities in Thermoelectric Materials...

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    Research Laboratory Army interests in thermoelectrics include integrated TE-hand-held burners for battery-replacement, waste-heat recovery on vehicles, heat-powered mobile units,...

  13. Application of Iron Activated Persulfate for Disinfection in Water Treatment

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    Wordofa, Dawit Negash

    2014-01-01

    Chlorine/Chloramine Drinking Water Treatment. Environ. Scl.S. Disinefction products in water treatmnet. Environ. Scl.oxidation technologies for water treatment decontamination.

  14. Active absorption of electromagnetic pulses in a cavity

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    Horsley, S A R; Tyc, T; Philbin, T G

    2014-01-01

    We show that a pulse of electromagnetic radiation launched into a cavity can be completely absorbed into an infinitesimal region of space, provided one has a high degree of control over the current flowing through this region. We work out explicit examples of this effect in a cubic cavity and a cylindrical one, and experimentally demonstrate the effect in the microwave regime.

  15. ENERGETIC PROTONS, RADIONUCLIDES, AND MAGNETIC ACTIVITY IN PROTOSTELLAR DISKS

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    Turner, N. J. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Drake, J. F., E-mail: neal.turner@jpl.nasa.go [Department of Physics, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

    2009-10-01

    We calculate the location of the magnetically inactive dead zone in the minimum-mass protosolar disk, under ionization scenarios including stellar X-rays, long- or short-lived radionuclide decay, and energetic protons arriving from the general interstellar medium, from a nearby supernova explosion, from the disk corona, or from the corona of the young star. The disk contains a dead zone in all scenarios except those with small dust grains removed and a fraction of the short-lived radionuclides remaining in the gas. All the cases without exception have an 'undead zone' where intermediate resistivities prevent magneto-rotational turbulence while allowing shear-generated large-scale magnetic fields. The mass column in the undead zone is typically greater than the column in the turbulent surface layers. The results support the idea that the dead and undead zones are robust consequences of cold, dusty gas with mass columns exceeding 1000 g cm{sup -2}.

  16. Mineral ecophysiological evidence for microbial activity in banded iron formation

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    Li, Dr. Yi-Liang [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Konhauser, Dr, Kurt [University of Alberta; Cole, David R [ORNL; Phelps, Tommy Joe [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    The phosphorus composition of banded-iron formations (BIFs) has been used as a proxy for Precambrian seawater composition and the paleoeredox state of Earth's surface environment. However, it is unclear whether the phosphorus in BIFs originally entered the sediment as a sorbed component of the iron oxyhydroxide particles, or whether it was incorporated into the biomass of marine phytoplankton. We conducted high-resolution mineral analyses and report here the first detection of an Fe(III) acetate salt, as well as nanocrystals of apatite in association with magnetite, in the 2.48 Ga Dales Gorge Member of the Brockman Iron Formation (a BIF), Hamersley, Western Australia. The clusters of apatite are similar in size and morphology to biogenic apatite crystals resulting from biomass decay in Phanerozoic marine sediments, while the formation of an Fe(III) acetate salt and magnetite not only implies the original presence of biomass in the BIF sediments, but also that organic carbon likely served as an electron donor during bacterial Fe(III) reduction. This study is important because it suggests that phytoplankton may have played a key role in the transfer of phosphorus (and other trace elements) from the photic zone to the seafloor.

  17. ACTIVE CAPPING TECHNOLOGY - NEW APPROACHES FOR IN SITU REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS

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    Knox, A.; Paller, M.; Roberts, J.

    2012-02-13

    This study evaluated pilot-scale active caps composed of apatite, organoclay, biopolymers, and sand for the remediation of metal-contaminated sediments. The active caps were constructed in Steel Creek, at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina. Monitoring was conducted for 12 months. Effectiveness of the caps was based on an evaluation of contaminant bioavailability, resistance to erosion, and impacts on benthic organisms. Active caps lowered metal bioavailability in the sediment during the one-year test period. Biopolymers reduced sediment suspension during cap construction, increased the pool of carbon, and lowered the release of metals. This field validation showed that active caps can effectively treat contaminants by changing their speciation, and that caps can be constructed to include more than one type of amendment to achieve multiple goals.

  18. Methane activation using noble gases in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor

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    Jo, Sungkwon; Hoon Lee, Dae; Seok Kang, Woo; Song, Young-Hoon

    2013-08-15

    The conversion of methane is measured in a planar-type dielectric barrier discharge reactor using three different noble gases—He, Ne, and Ar—as additives. The empirical results obtained clearly indicate that methane activation is considerably affected by thy type of noble gas used. Through 0-D calculations, the discharge parameters inside the reactor, i.e., electron temperature and electron density, are estimated using experiment results. A comparison of the discharge characteristics and experimental results shows that the electron temperature is an important factor in achieving high methane activation and the mixture with Ar gas shows the highest methane conversion. These results are constructed using the mechanisms of energy and charge transfer from excited and ionized noble gas atoms to methane molecules, considering the number density of active atoms of noble gases. Finally, electron temperatures obtained for gas mixtures having different reactant compositions and concentrations are analyzed to estimate methane activation.

  19. Activation process in excitable systems with multiple noise sources: One and two interacting units

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    Igor Franovi?; Kristina Todorovi?; Matjaž Perc; Nebojša Vasovi?; Nikola Buri?

    2015-07-12

    We consider the coaction of two distinct noise sources on the activation process of a single or two interacting excitable units represented by the Fitzhugh-Nagumo model. The nonlocal approach involving Hamiltonian formalism is adapted to obtain the most probable activation paths around which the corresponding stochastic trajectories are clustered. The key point lies in introducing the boundary conditions relevant for a class II excitable unit, which further allow an immediate generalization to scenarios involving a couple of units. We also analyze the effects of two noise sources on the statistical features of the activation process, demonstrating how these are modified due to the linear/nonlinear form of interactions. Universal properties of activation process are qualitatively discussed in light of stochastic bifurcation, underlying transition from stochastically stable fixed point to continuous oscillations.

  20. The Production of Active Nitrogen in the Soil. 

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    Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

    1908-01-01

    , then these were incorporated with the dry soil, the water added and the whole mixed thoroughly until the mass was uniform. The mixture was then placed in 500 cc precipitating jars, shaking it down by tapping gently against a wooden block. A test tube, with a... small perforation in the end, was inserted to a depth of about one inch, and the jar, with its contents, was weighed and placed in a water bath kept as near- ly as possible at 35 degrees C. The most satisfactory method' of marking the jar with its...

  1. Inside and out; the activities of senescence in cancer

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    Perez-Mancera, Pedro A.; Young, Andrew R. J.; Narita, Masashi

    2014-07-17

    stream_source_info OA1601_NRC_Narita_HEFCE.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 89965 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name OA1601_NRC_Narita_HEFCE.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 1 Inside and out... , or its downstream effectors paradoxically led to premature senescence19-21. However in 2005 a series of studies22-26 identified senescence in several premalignant tumours, both in humans 6 and mice. The loss of tumour suppressors, such as PTEN23 (BOX...

  2. A method for activation analysis of ruthenium in sea water 

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    Dixon, Bryan William

    1965-01-01

    of Ruthenium in the Gulf of Mexico . 8 Solubility of Ruthenium in Sea Water C H A P T E R I INTRODUCTION Ruthenium, the rarest of the platinum metals, was discovered in 1845 by Klaus. Sidgewick (1950) and Goldschmidt (1954) state an abundance of about 0... of allow ing for the detection of the contributing physical and chemical forms to the total present. It is thought that the method is applicable to marine biota and sediments as well as water samples. The concentrations of soluble ruthenium found...

  3. MAGNETIC ENERGY AND HELICITY IN TWO EMERGING ACTIVE REGIONS IN THE SUN

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    Liu, Y.; Schuck, P. W.

    2012-12-20

    The magnetic energy and relative magnetic helicity in two emerging solar active regions, AR 11072 and AR 11158, are studied. They are computed by integrating over time the energy and relative helicity fluxes across the photosphere. The fluxes consist of two components: one from photospheric tangential flows that shear and braid field lines (shear term), the other from normal flows that advect magnetic flux into the corona (emergence term). For these active regions: (1) relative magnetic helicity in the active-region corona is mainly contributed by the shear term, (2) helicity fluxes from the emergence and the shear terms have the same sign, (3) magnetic energy in the corona (including both potential energy and free energy) is mainly contributed by the emergence term, and (4) energy fluxes from the emergence term and the shear term evolved consistently in phase during the entire flux emergence course. We also examine the apparent tangential velocity derived by tracking field-line footpoints using a simple tracking method. It is found that this velocity is more consistent with tangential plasma velocity than with the flux transport velocity, which agrees with the conclusion by Schuck.

  4. Flocking at a distance in active granular matter

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    Nitin Kumar; Harsh Soni; Sriram Ramaswamy; A. K. Sood

    2014-09-22

    The self-organised motion of vast numbers of creatures in a single direction is a spectacular example of emergent order. We recreate this phenomenon using actuated non-living components. We report here that millimetre-sized tapered rods, rendered motile by contact with an underlying vibrated surface and interacting through a medium of spherical beads, undergo a phase transition to a state of spontaneous alignment of velocities and orientations above a threshold bead area fraction. Guided by a detailed simulation model, we construct an analytical theory of this flocking transition, with two ingredients: a moving rod drags beads; neighbouring rods reorient in the resulting flow like a weathercock in the wind. Theory and experiment agree on the structure of our phase diagram in the plane of rod and bead concentrations and power-law spatial correlations near the phase boundary. Our discovery suggests possible new mechanisms for the collective transport of particulate or cellular matter.

  5. The Householder Elite: Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956

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    Jessup, James Brooks

    2010-01-01

    Chinese Buddhist Association (CBA, Zhongguo fojiaohui ). Thelobby’s general strategy, the CBA was envisioned with a dualInterior in June 1929, the CBA functioned as the official

  6. Update on CMM/CBM development activity in Ukraine

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    2007-01-15

    Current coal mine methane (CMM) and coalbed methane (CBM) development efforts in Ukraine are reviewed. These include the Donetsk CMM/CBM project and the Ukraine Methane Group CMM project (15 MW power production). 4 figs.

  7. Department of Energy Implementation Activities in the Case of...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    a communications system that includes microwave, VHF radio, and state-of-the-art fiber optics. In the event of a lapse of appropriations and the exhaustion of available balances,...

  8. Reclaiming the commons : art and activism in the neoliberal city

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    Berzofsky, Scott (Scott A.)

    2012-01-01

    How can artistic/activist practices respond to urban conditions of exclusion and inequality? Since the 1970s, urban redevelopment in the United States has been dominated by a neoliberal ideology that promotes privatization, ...

  9. Simulations for Tracking Cosmogenic Activation in Germanium and Copper

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    Aguayo, Estanislao; Kouzes, Richard T.; Orrell, John L.

    2011-11-01

    High-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors housed in copper cryostats and shielding materials are used in measurements of the extraordinarily rare nuclear decay process, neutrinoless double-beta decay (0???), and for dark matter searches. Cosmogenic production of 68Ge and 60Co in the germanium and copper represent an irreducible background to these experiments as the subsequent decays of these isotopes can mimic the signals of interest. These radioactive isotopes can be removed by chemical and/or isotopic separation, but begin to grow-in to the material after separation until the material is moved deep underground. This work is motivated by the need to have a reliable, experimentally benchmarked simulation tool for evaluating shielding materials used during transportation and near-surface manufacturing of experiment components. The resulting simulations tool has been used to enhance the effectiveness of an existing transport shield used to ship enriched germanium from the separations facility to the detector manufacturing facility.

  10. Active control of tip clearance flow in axial compressors

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    Bae, Jinwoo W

    2001-01-01

    Control of compressor tip clearance flows is explored in a linear cascade using three types of fluidic actuators; Normal Synthetic Jet (NSJ; unsteady jet normal to the mean flow with zero net mass flux), Directed Synthetic ...

  11. The HR SSC in 2020: innovating traditional activities.

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    to the clients of an HR SSC (i.e. business units) with centralization models through centrally bundling HRM efficiency and better HRM service quality (Janssen & Joha, 2006). Therefore, in this paper, HR SSCs

  12. Valorization of boiler ash in alkali activated material

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    Laracy, Michael Edward

    2015-01-01

    For centuries the clay fired brick has been the most popular building material in India due to its local availability and low cost. Despite the growing demand for bricks, some negative environmental and social impacts ...

  13. Market Potential for Advanced Thermally Activated BCHP in Five...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    heat and power (CHP) applications in the United States cover a broad spectrum of market segments, from nursing homes requiring a few hundred kilowatts (kW) of power and an...

  14. Results of mobile gamma scanning activities in St. Louis, Missouri

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    Rodriguez, R E; Witt, D A; Cottrell, W D; Carrier, R F

    1991-06-01

    From 1942 through approximately 1966, the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works operated four plants in St. Louis, Missouri, for the Manhattan Engineer District and the Atomic Energy Commission. A variety of production processes using uranium- and radium-bearing ore materials were performed at the plants. It is the policy of the DOE to verify that radiological conditions at such sites or facilities comply with current DOE guidelines. Guidelines for release and use of such sites have become more stringent as research has provided more information since previous cleanups. The Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) was established as part of that effort to confirm the closeout status of facilities under contract to agencies preceding DOE during early nuclear energy development. Under the FUSRAP program, the Mallinckrodt properties have been previously investigated to determine the extent of on-site radiological contamination. At the request of DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted a survey in May 1990, of public roadways and suspected haul routes between the Mallinckrodt plant and storage sites in St. Louis to ensure that no residual radioactive materials were conveyed off-site. A mobile gamma scanning van with an on-board computer system was used to identify possible anomalies. Suspect areas are those displaying measurements deviating from gamma exposure rates identified as typical for radiologically unenhanced areas in the vicinity of the areas of interest. The instrumentation highlighted three anomaly locations each of which measured less than 1m{sup 2} in size. None of the slightly elevated radiation levels originated from material associated with former AEC-related processing operations in the area. The anomalies resulted from elevated concentrations of radionuclides present in phosphate fertilizers, increased thorium in road-base gravel, and emanations from the radioactive storage site near the Latty Avenue airport. 9 refs., 3 figs.

  15. ALARA: The next link in a chain of activation codes

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    Wilson, P.P.H.; Henderson, D.L. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)

    1996-12-31

    The Adaptive Laplace and Analytic Radioactivity Analysis [ALARA] code has been developed as the next link in the chain of DKR radioactivity codes. Its methods address the criticisms of DKR while retaining its best features. While DKR ignored loops in the transmutation/decay scheme to preserve the exactness of the mathematical solution, ALARA incorporates new computational approaches without jeopardizing the most important features of DKR`s physical modelling and mathematical methods. The physical model uses `straightened-loop, linear chains` to achieve the same accuracy in the loop solutions as is demanded in the rest of the scheme. In cases where a chain has no loops, the exact DKR solution is used. Otherwise, ALARA adaptively chooses between a direct Laplace inversion technique and a Laplace expansion inversion technique to optimize the accuracy and speed of the solution. All of these methods result in matrix solutions which allow the fastest and most accurate solution of exact pulsing histories. Since the entire history is solved for each chain as it is created, ALARA achieves the optimum combination of high accuracy, high speed and low memory usage. 8 refs., 2 figs.

  16. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation of molecular agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN); Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dees, H. Craig (Knoxville, TN)

    1998-01-01

    A method for the treatment of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue comprising the steps of treating the plant or animal tissue with at least one photo-active molecular agent, wherein the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue retains at least a portion of the at least one photo-active molecular agent, and then treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent retained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, wherein the at least one photo-active molecular agent becomes active in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue. There is also disclosed a method for the treatment of cancer in plant or animal tissue and a method for producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent in a particular volume of a material.

  17. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation of molecular agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fisher, W.G.; Wachter, E.A.; Dees, H.C.

    1998-11-03

    A method for the treatment of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue comprising the steps of treating the plant or animal tissue with at least one photo-active molecular agent, wherein the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue retains at least a portion of the at least one photo-active molecular agent, and then treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent retained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, wherein the at least one photo-active molecular agent becomes active in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue. There is also disclosed a method for the treatment of cancer in plant or animal tissue and a method for producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent in a particular volume of a material. 23 figs.

  18. Influence of Solar Activity on State of Wheat Market in Medieval England

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    Lev A. Pustilnik; Gregory Yom Din

    2003-12-09

    The database of Prof. Rogers (1887), which includes wheat prices in England in the Middle Ages, was used to search for a possible influence of solar activity on the wheat market. We present a conceptual model of possible modes for sensitivity of wheat prices to weather conditions, caused by solar cycle variations, and compare expected price fluctuations with price variations recorded in medieval England. We compared statistical properties of the intervals between wheat price bursts during years 1249-1703 with statistical properties of the intervals between minimums of solar cycles during years 1700-2000. We show that statistical properties of these two samples are similar, both for characteristics of the distributions and for histograms of the distributions. We analyze a direct link between wheat prices and solar activity in the 17th Century, for which wheat prices and solar activity data (derived from 10Be isotope) are available. We show that for all 10 time moments of the solar activity minimums the observed prices were higher than prices for the correspondent time moments of maximal solar activity (100% sign correlation, on a significance level solar activity.

  19. Method for improved selectivity in photo-activation of molecular agents

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fisher, Walter G. (Knoxville, TN); Wachter, Eric A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dees, H. Craig (Knoxville, TN)

    1999-01-01

    A method for the treatment of a particular volume of plant or animal tissue comprising the steps of treating the plant or animal tissue with at least one photo-active molecular agent, wherein the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue retains at least a portion of the at least one photo-active molecular agent, and then treating the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue with light sufficient to promote a simultaneous two-photon excitation of at least one of the at least one photo-active molecular agent retained in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue, wherein the at least one photo-active molecular agent becomes active in the particular volume of the plant or animal tissue. There is also disclosed a method for the treatment of cancer in plant or animal tissue and a method for producing at least one photo-activated molecular agent in a particular volume of a material.

  20. WPP, No. 56: Articulatory and Acoustic Correlates of Labial Activity in Vowels: A Cross-linguistic Study

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    Linker, Wendy

    1982-01-01

    activity of the orbicularis oris muscle. (This result willactivity of the orbicularis oris muscle in the articulation

  1. Safety Reports Series No. 11, Developing Safety Culture in Nuclear Activities: Practical Suggestions to Assist Progress, International Atomic Energy Agency

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Safety Reports Series No. 11, Developing Safety Culture in Nuclear Activities: Practical Suggestions to Assist Progress, International Atomic Energy Agency

  2. Integrating Walking for Transportation and Physical Activity for Sedentary Office Workers in Texas 

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    Wieters, Kathleen M.

    2010-10-12

    and Cultural Correlates Social support for walking or companionship can influence walking levels. An Australian study of homemakers and workers (N=1803) found that the odds of achieving recommended levels of walking per day were increased as the number...., church-based social support was explored in rural communities of Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee (N=1625) (85). Two types of social support related to church activities were studied including direct information about improving physical activity...

  3. Effects of fluoride emissions on enzyme activity in metabolism of agricultural plants

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    Moeri, P.B.

    1980-01-01

    The effects of fluoride on the activity of malatedehydrogenase (MDH) in rape seed and rye grass have been investigated. Fluoride, which has been absorbed from the air, seems to act differently from fluoride added to the soil. The action of airborne fluoride compounds resorbed by the plant on the activity of MDH significantly correlated with the distance from an aluminum plant, crop yield, and fluoride content. 5 references, 5 figures, 2 tables.

  4. DOE/NREL supported wind energy activities in Indonesia

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    Drouilhet, S.

    1997-12-01

    This paper describes three wind energy related projects which are underway in Indonesia. The first is a USAID/Winrock Wind for Island and Nongovernmental Development (WIND) project. The objectives of this project are to train local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the siting, installation, operation, and maintenance of small wind turbines. Then to install up to 20 wind systems to provide electric power for productive end uses while creating micro-enterprises which will generate enough revenue to sustain the wind energy systems. The second project is a joint Community Power Corporation/PLN (Indonesian National Electric Utility) case study of hybrid power systems in village settings. The objective is to evaluate the economic viability of various hybrid power options for several different situations involving wind/photovoltaics/batteries/diesel. The third project is a World Bank/PLN preliminary market assessment for wind/diesel hybrid systems. The objective is to estimate the size of the total potential market for wind/diesel hybrid power systems in Indonesia. The study will examine both wind retrofits to existing diesel mini-grids and new wind-diesel plants in currently unelectrified villages.

  5. Review of activities in USA on HTS materials

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    Peterson, D.E.

    1995-02-01

    Rapid progress in attaining practical applications of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) has been made since the discovery of these new materials. Many critical parameters influencing HTS powder synthesis and wire processing have been identified through a combination of fundamental exploration and applied research. The complexity of these novel materials with regard to phase behavior and physical properties has become evident as a result of these careful studies. Achieving optimal mechanical and superconducting properties in wires and tapes will require further understanding and synergy among several different technical disciplines. Highlights of efforts towards producing practical superconductors for electric power applications based on rare earth-, bismuth-, and thallium-based systems are reviewed.

  6. Measurement of bone mineral content in caged and active cats 

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    Tveter, Diane Ellen

    1988-01-01

    errors but these can be reduced by using two different x-ray energies. Dual energy CT operates on a basis similar to dual photon absorptiometry (explained below). The difference in attenuation between tissue and bone is greater for a lower energy... to act as a soft tissue equivalent (35). Effects of fat and soft tissue are decreased when dual energy CT is used (33). Data from each of the two different photon energies are combined and result in images of soft tissue and bone mineral regions. Beam...

  7. NRF2 activation is involved in ozonated human serum upregulation of HO-1 in endothelial cells

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    Pecorelli, Alessandra [Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine, University of Siena (Italy); Child Neuropsychiatry Unit, University Hospital, AOUS, Siena (Italy); Bocci, Velio [Department of Physiology, University of Siena (Italy); Acquaviva, Alessandra [Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine, University of Siena (Italy); Belmonte, Giuseppe [Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Siena (Italy); Gardi, Concetta [Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine, University of Siena (Italy); Virgili, Fabio [INRAN, Rome (Italy); Ciccoli, Lucia [Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine, University of Siena (Italy); Valacchi, Giuseppe, E-mail: giuseppe.valacchi@unife.it [Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Ferrara (Italy); Department of Food and Nutrition, Kyung Hee University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-02-15

    During the last decade, it has been shown that the activation of NRF2 and the binding to electrophile-responsive element (EpREs), stimulates the expression of a great number of genes responsible for the synthesis of phase I and phase II proteins, including antioxidants enzymes and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1). This critical cell response occurs in cardiovascular, degenerative and chronic infective diseases aggravated by a chronic oxidative stress. In our previous reports we have shown that ozonated plasma is able to up-regulate HO-1 expression in endothelial cells. In the present work we investigated a candidate mechanism involved in this process. After treatment with increasing doses of ozonated serum (20, 40 and 80 ?g/mL O{sub 3} per mL of serum), a clear dose dependent activation of NRF2 and the subsequent induction of HO-1 and NAD(P)H quinone oxidoreductase 1(NQO1) was observed. This effect was also present when cells were treated with serum and hydrogen peroxide (H{sub 2}O{sub 2}) or serum and 4-hydroxynonenal (4HNE). Moreover, the treatment with ozonated serum was associated with a dose-dependent activation of extracellular-signal-regulated kinases (ERK1/2) and p38 MAP kinases (p38), not directly involved in NRF2 activation. These data, provide a new insight on the mechanism responsible for the induction of HO-1 expression by ozonated serum in the endothelium, and have a practical importance as an expedient approach to the treatment of patients with both effective orthodox drugs and ozonated autohemotherapy, targeted to the restoration of redox homeostasis. - Highlights: ? Endothelial HO1 is upregulated by ozonated plasma ? This activation is induced by NRF2 and it is ERK independent. ? 4HNE and H{sub 2}O{sub 2} are the main molecules involved in this process. ? Ozonated plasma induced a hormetic effect ? Combination of orthodox medicine and ozonated plasma can be a useful treatment.

  8. Preventing Active Timing Attacks in Low-Latency Anonymous Communication

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    Johnson, Aaron

    elsewhere, and it can be quite insufficient. Consider Tor [7], the popular imple- mentation of onion. Low-latency anonymous communication protocols in gen- eral, and the popular onion-routing protocol on the Tor network to estimate the real-world per- formance of our protocol, showing that the added delay

  9. Vortices in brain activity: Their mechanism and significance for perception

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    Freeman, Walter J III

    2009-01-01

    gamma power is phase-locked to theta oscillations in humanwere gamma Sleep -2.96 human 2. Power-law PSD, null spikes,human, cat and rabbit ECoG. Histograms were calculated of the intervals between events where successive power

  10. Sustainability in Research: Biology Researcher Title Respective Activities

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    Rose, Annkatrin

    this information to assist in the analysis of the ecosystem services that these natural resources provide ecosystem services, such as sequestering carbon and reducing energy use, both of which have significant economic value. Estimating the economic value of these ecosystem services will assist the university

  11. E protein function in activated B cell subsets

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    Johnson, Amanda Bari

    2012-01-01

    in mature B cells by using EGS, a long-arm cross-linkingWhen coupled with formaldehyde, EGS allows up to a ten-foldcross-linked with 0.15 mM EGS for 15 minutes and fixed with

  12. Cortical Activation During Spatiotemporal Processing in the Infant Brain 

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    Armstrong, Jennifer R.

    2010-01-14

    visual cortex (O1), posterior parietal cortex (P3), lateral occipital (T5), and inferior temporal (T3) in awake human infants aged 5.5 months while they view either a spatiotemporaldiscontinuity event or a control event. Three major predictions were made...

  13. Deciphering Active Estrogen-Degrading Microorganisms in Bioreactors 

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    Roh, Hyung Keun

    2010-10-12

    degraders (strains KC8 and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB)) and amoA gene (associated with ammonia oxidation) to total bacteria decreased as SRT increased in SBRs. These observations correspond to the decreasing percentages of 17 beta-estradiol biodegraded...

  14. Rail Sensor Testbed Program: Active Agents in Containers for

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    Kansas, University of

    . Project Sponsor: Office of Naval Research Contract: N00014-07-1-1042 The University of Kansas Technical of the project, we have developed several data mining algorithms to enable intelligent agents to detect changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4. Data Mining Foundation of Anomaly Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks 10 4.1. Network

  15. Species richness and vegetation pattern in interdune lowlands of an active dune field in Inner Mongolia, China

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    Wu, Jianguo "Jingle"

    Species richness and vegetation pattern in interdune lowlands of an active dune field in Inner Limnocryptophyte species Psammophyte Semi-arid inner dunes Steppe species Species­area curve A B S T R A C T Vegetation pattern in lowlands between active sand dunes has rarely been studied, but it may play

  16. An active atmospheric methane sink in high Arctic mineral cryosols

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    Lau, Maggie C.Y.; Stackhouse, B.; Layton, Alice C.; Chauhan, Archana; Vishnivetskaya, T. A.; Chourey, Karuna; Mykytczuk, N. C.S.; Bennett, Phil C.; Lamarche-Gagnon, G.; Burton, N.; et al

    2015-04-14

    The transition of Arctic carbon-rich cryosols into methane (CH?)-emitting wetlands due to global warming is a rising concern. However, the spatially predominant mineral cryosols and their CH? emission potential are poorly understood. Fluxes measured in situ and estimated under laboratory conditions coupled with -omics analysis indicate (1) mineral cryosols in the Canadian high Arctic contain atmospheric CH?-oxidizing bacteria; (2) the atmospheric CH? uptake flux increases with ground temperature; and, as a result, (3) the atmospheric CH? sink strength will increase by a factor of 5-30 as the Arctic warms by 5-15 °C over a century. We demonstrated that acidic mineralmore »cryosols have previously unrecognized potential of negative CH? feedback.« less

  17. Phase transition in PT symmetric active plasmonic systems

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    Mattheakis, M; Molina, M I; Tsironis, G P

    2015-01-01

    Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) are coherent electromagnetic surface waves trapped on an insulator-conductor interface. The SPPs decay exponentially along the propagation due to conductor losses, restricting the SPPs propagation length to few microns. Gain materials can be used to counterbalance the aforementioned losses. We provide an exact expression for the gain, in terms of the optical properties of the interface, for which the losses are eliminated. In addition, we show that systems characterized by lossless SPP propagation are related to PT symmetric systems. Furthermore, we derive an analytical critical value of the gain describing a phase transition between lossless and prohibited SPPs propagation. The regime of the aforementioned propagation can be directed by the optical properties of the system under scrutiny. Finally, we perform COMSOL simulations verifying the theoretical findings.

  18. Carbon activation process for increased surface accessibility in electrochemical capacitors

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    Doughty, Daniel H. (Albuquerque, NM); Eisenmann, Erhard T. (Belpre, OH)

    2001-01-01

    A process for making carbon film or powder suitable for double capacitor electrodes having a capacitance of up to about 300 F/cm.sup.3 is disclosed. This is accomplished by treating in aqueous nitric acid for a period of about 5 to 15 minutes thin carbon films obtained by carbonizing carbon-containing polymeric material having a high degree of molecular directionality, such as polyimide film, then heating the treated carbon film in a non-oxidizing atmosphere at a non-graphitizing temperature of at least 350.degree. C. for about 20 minutes, and repeating alternately the nitric acid step and the heating step from 7 to 10 times. Capacitors made with this carbon may find uses ranging from electronic devices to electric vehicle applications.

  19. Fusion Energy Development in Korea Current Activities and Development

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    energy source by technological development and the commercialization of fusion energy Phase Policy Goal in NFRI · KSTAR Experiment Building · NFRI HQ (including ITER Korea) · Home for K-DEMO Design 5 #12;KSTAR, N Superconductor Heating /CD PFC 1.8 m 0.5 m 2.0 0.8 DN, SN 2.0 MA 3.5 T 300 s 5.0 Nb3Sn, NbTi ~ 28

  20. Active patterning and asymmetric transport in a model actomyosin network

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    Shenshen Wang; Peter G. Wolynes

    2014-12-19

    Cytoskeletal networks, which are essentially motor-filament assemblies, play a major role in many developmental processes involving structural remodeling and shape changes. These are achieved by nonequilibrium self-organization processes that generate functional patterns and drive intracellular transport. We construct a minimal physical model that incorporates the coupling between nonlinear elastic responses of individual filaments and force-dependent motor action. By performing stochastic simulations we show that the interplay of motor processes, described as driving anti-correlated motion of the network vertices, and the network connectivity, which determines the percolation character of the structure, can indeed capture the dynamical and structural cooperativity which gives rise to diverse patterns observed experimentally. The buckling instability of individual filaments is found to play a key role in localizing collapse events due to local force imbalance. Motor-driven buckling-induced node aggregation provides a dynamic mechanism that stabilizes the two dimensional patterns below the apparent static percolation limit. Coordinated motor action is also shown to suppress random thermal noise on large time scales, the two dimensional configuration that the system starts with thus remaining planar during the structural development. By carrying out similar simulations on a three dimensional anchored network, we find that the myosin-driven isotropic contraction of a well-connected actin network, when combined with mechanical anchoring that confers directionality to the collective motion, may represent a novel mechanism of intracellular transport, as revealed by chromosome translocation in the starfish oocyte.

  1. SUMMARY OF THE WCF'S BIOMONITORING ACTIVITIES IN 2009 African representation of the WCF

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    Studies and Biomonitoring in some National Parks and Classified Forests in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia are conducted. Indeed, work has begun in the Sapo National Park in Liberia. All these studies aim to identify (FCGD) in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia. 1 #12;2 2009 Summary of activities and important results 1. Taï

  2. Activity report

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    Yu, S W

    2008-08-11

    This report is aimed to show the author's activities to support the LDRD. The title is 'Investigation of the Double-C Behavior in the Pu-Ga Time-Temperature-Transformation Diagram' The sections are: (1) Sample Holder Test; (2) Calculation of x-ray diffraction patterns; (3) Literature search and preparing publications; (4) Tasks Required for APS Experiments; and (5) Communications.

  3. Safety basis For activities in double-shell tanks with flammable gas concerns

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    Schlosser, R.L.

    1996-02-05

    This is full revision to Revision 0 of this report. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of analyses done to support activities performed for double shell tanks. These activities are encompassed by the flammable gas Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ). The basic controls required to perform these activities involve the identification, elimination and/or control of ignition sources and monitoring for flammable gases. Controls are implemented through the Interim Safety Basis (ISB), IOSRs, and OSDs. Since this report only provides a historical compendium of issues and activities, it is not to be used as a basis to perform USQ screenings and evaluations. Furthermore, these analyses and others in process will be used as the basis for developing the Flammable Gas Topical Report for the ISB Upgrade.

  4. Experimental verification of active control in a microgravity environment 

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    Cordera, Joseph Frank

    1990-01-01

    Experiment: Combinational Control, Random IC g2, 8 Dir Theory: Combinational Control, Random IC g2, 8 Dir Page 110 111 111 112 112 xvi NOMENCLATURE g = the acceleration due to gravity (9. 81 m/sec ) 2 natural frequency K = spring rate M...: 27 7// / RO tG1IGI i P 3p' '. 8 CI Figure 13 "Quadrifilar" Pendulum 28 I = (IIgd )y(wf L) 2 2 The experimental mass moment of inertia was determined to be 1. 15 kg-m' and was used in the theoretical model. Center of Mass The center of mass...

  5. Repeated X-ray Flaring Activity in Sagittarius A*

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    Guillaume Belanger; Andrea Goldwurm; Fulvio Melia; Farah Yusef-Zadeh; Philippe Ferrando; Delphine Porquet; Nicolas Grosso; Robert Warwick

    2005-08-19

    Investigating the spectral and temporal characteristics of the X-rays coming from Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) is essential to our development of a more complete understanding of the emission mechanisms in this supermassive black hole located at the center of our Galaxy. Several X-ray flares with varying durations and spectral features have already been observed from this object. Here we present the results of two long XMM-Newton observations of the Galactic nucleus carried out in 2004, for a total exposure time of nearly 500 ks. During these observations we detected two flares from Sgr A* with peak 2-10 keV luminosities about 40 times (L ~ 9x10^34 erg s?1) above the quiescent luminosity: one on 2004 March 31 and another on 2004 August 31. The first flare lasted about 2.5 ks and the second about 5 ks. The combined fit on the Epic spectra yield photon indeces of about 1.5 and 1.9 for the first and second flare respectively. This hard photon index strongly suggests the presence of an important population of non-thermal electrons during the event and supports the view that the majority of flaring events tend to be hard and not very luminous.

  6. Oxidative stress plays a role in high glucose-induced activation of pancreatic stellate cells

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    Ryu, Gyeong Ryul; Lee, Esder; Chun, Hyun-Ji; Yoon, Kun-Ho; Ko, Seung-Hyun; Ahn, Yu-Bae; Song, Ki-Ho

    2013-09-20

    Highlights: •High glucose increased production of reactive oxygen species in cultured pancreatic stellate cells. •High glucose facilitated the activation of these cells. •Antioxidant treatment attenuated high glucose-induced activation of these cells. -- Abstract: The activation of pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) is thought to be a potential mechanism underlying islet fibrosis, which may contribute to progressive ?-cell failure in type 2 diabetes. Recently, we demonstrated that antioxidants reduced islet fibrosis in an animal model of type 2 diabetes. However, there is no in vitro study demonstrating that high glucose itself can induce oxidative stress in PSCs. Thus, PSCs were isolated and cultured from Sprague Dawley rats, and treated with high glucose for 72 h. High glucose increased the production of reactive oxygen species. When treated with high glucose, freshly isolated PSCs exhibited myofibroblastic transformation. During early culture (passage 1), PSCs treated with high glucose contained an increased number of ?-smooth muscle actin-positive cells. During late culture (passages 2–5), PSCs treated with high glucose exhibited increases in cell proliferation, the expression of fibronectin and connective tissue growth factor, release of interleukin-6, transforming growth factor-? and collagen, and cell migration. Finally, the treatment of PSCs with high glucose and antioxidants attenuated these changes. In conclusion, we demonstrated that high glucose increased oxidative stress in primary rat PSCs, thereby facilitating the activation of these cells, while antioxidant treatment attenuated high glucose-induced PSC activation.

  7. Reciprocal regulation of LXR? activity by ASXL1 and ASXL2 in lipogenesis

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    Park, Ui-Hyun; Seong, Mi-ran [Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Institute of Bioscience, BK21 Graduate Program, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Institute of Bioscience, BK21 Graduate Program, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Eun-Joo; Hur, Wonhee; Kim, Sung Woo [Department of Molecular Biology, BK21 Graduate Program, Dankook University, Gyeonggi-do 448-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Molecular Biology, BK21 Graduate Program, Dankook University, Gyeonggi-do 448-701 (Korea, Republic of); Yoon, Seung Kew [The Catholic University Liver Research Center and WHO Collaborating Center of Viral Hepatitis, The Catholic University, College of Medicine, Seoul 137-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [The Catholic University Liver Research Center and WHO Collaborating Center of Viral Hepatitis, The Catholic University, College of Medicine, Seoul 137-701 (Korea, Republic of); Um, Soo-Jong, E-mail: umsj@sejong.ac.kr [Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Institute of Bioscience, BK21 Graduate Program, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Institute of Bioscience, BK21 Graduate Program, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-01-10

    Highlights: •ASXL1 and ASXL2 directly interact with ligand-bound LXR?. •Ligand-induced LXR? activity is repressed by ASXL1 and activated by ASXL2. •ASXL1 and ASXL2 bind to the LXRE of the LXR? target promoter. •ASXL1 and ASXL2 reciprocally regulate lipogenesis in liver cells. -- Abstract: Liver X receptor alpha (LXR?), a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily, plays a pivotal role in hepatic cholesterol and lipid metabolism, regulating the expression of genes associated with hepatic lipogenesis. The additional sex comb-like (ASXL) family was postulated to regulate chromatin function. Here, we investigate the roles of ASXL1 and ASXL2 in regulating LXR? activity. We found that ASXL1 suppressed ligand-induced LXR? transcriptional activity, whereas ASXL2 increased LXR? activity through direct interaction in the presence of the ligand. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays showed ligand-dependent recruitment of ASXLs to ABCA1 promoters, like LXR?. Knockdown studies indicated that ASXL1 inhibits, while ASXL2 increases, lipid accumulation in H4IIE cells, similar to their roles in transcriptional regulation. We also found that ASXL1 expression increases under fasting conditions, and decreases in insulin-treated H4IIE cells and the livers of high-fat diet-fed mice. Overall, these results support the reciprocal role of the ASXL family in lipid homeostasis through the opposite regulation of LXR?.

  8. AKT activation drives the nuclear localization of CSE1L and a pro-oncogenic transcriptional activation in ovarian cancer cells

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    Lorenzato, Annalisa; Biolatti, Marta; Delogu, Giuseppe; Capobianco, Giampiero; Farace, Cristiano; Dessole, Salvatore; Cossu, Antonio; Tanda, Francesco; Madeddu, Roberto; Olivero, Martina; Di Renzo, Maria Flavia

    2013-10-15

    The human homolog of the yeast cse1 gene (CSE1L) is over-expressed in ovarian cancer. CSE1L forms complex with Ran and importin-? and has roles in nucleocytoplasmic traffic and gene expression. CSE1L accumulated in the nucleus of ovarian cancer cell lines, while it was localized also in the cytoplasm of other cancer cell lines. Nuclear localization depended on AKT, which was constitutively active in ovarian cancer cells, as the CSE1L protein translocated to the cytoplasm when AKT was inactivated. Moreover, the expression of a constitutively active AKT forced the translocation of CSE1L from the cytoplasm to the nucleus in other cancer cells. Nuclear accrual of CSE1L was associated to the nuclear accumulation of the phosphorylated Ran Binding protein 3 (RanBP3), which depended on AKT as well. Also in samples of human ovarian cancer, AKT activation was associated to nuclear accumulation of CSE1L and phosphorylation of RanBP3. Expression profiling of ovarian cancer cells after CSE1L silencing showed that CSE1L was required for the expression of genes promoting invasion and metastasis. In agreement, CSE1L silencing impaired motility and invasiveness of ovarian cancer cells. Altogether these data show that in ovarian cancer cells activated AKT by affecting RanBP3 phosphorylation determines the nuclear accumulation of CSE1L and likely the nuclear concentration of transcription factors conveying pro-oncogenic signals. - highlights: • CSE1L is a key player in nucleocytoplasmic traffic by forming complex with Ran. • AKT phosphorylates RanBP3 that regulates the nucleocytoplasmic gradient of Ran. • The activated oncogenic AKT drives the nuclear accumulation of CSE1L. • CSE1L in the nucleus up-regulates genes conveying pro-oncogenic signals. • CSE1L might contribute to tumor progression driven by the activated oncogenic AKT.

  9. Overview of NETL In-House Vision 21 Activities

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    Wildman, David J.

    2001-11-06

    The Office of Science and Technology at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, conducts research in support of Department of Energy's Fossil Energy Program. The research is funded through a variety of programs with each program focusing on a particular aspect of fossil energy. Since the Vision 21 Concept is based on the Advanced Power System Programs (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle, Pressurized Fluid Bed, HIPPS, Advanced Turbine Systems, and Fuel Cells) it is not surprising that much of the research supports the Vision 21 Concept. The research is classified and presented according to ''enabling technologies'' and ''supporting technologies'' as defined by the Vision 21 Program. Enabling technology include fuel flexible gasification, fuel flexible combustion, hydrogen separation from fuel gas, advanced combustion systems, circulating fluid bed technology, and fuel cells. Supporting technologies include development of advanced materials, computer simulations, computation al fluid dynamics modeling, and advanced environmental control. An overview of Vision 21 related research is described, emphasizing recent accomplishments and capabilities.

  10. Solar-induced thermal activity and stratification in pond water

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    Brownridge, James D

    2015-01-01

    Ponds are universally used to store water for a large number of uses. With the increasing demand for more fresh water, ponds, lakes and reservoirs are likely to be constructed on a larger scale. We must understand the effects of environmental changes on fresh water if we are to most efficiently utilize this resource. This study undertakes to increase our understanding of the rate of thermal response of ponds and other bodies of water to every-day environmental changes. The central research agenda is to investigate how the temperature of pond water from top to bottom responds to the day/night cycle, changes in air temperature just above the surface, cloud conditions, and other sudden environmental changes. Data collection for this study spanned October 2007 to June 2011 and had a continuous time resolution of 50 seconds.

  11. Assessment of industrial activity in the utilization of biomass for energy

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    1980-09-01

    The objective of this report is to help focus the federal programs in biomass energy, by identifying the status and objectives of private sector activity in the biomass field as of mid-1979. In addition, the industry's perceptions of government activities are characterized. Findings and conclusions are based principally on confidential interviews with executives in 95 companies. These included forest products companies, agricultural products companies, equipment manufacturers, electric and gas utilities petroleum refiners and distributors, research and engineering firms, and trade organizations, as listed in Exhibit 1. Interview findings have been supplemented by research of recent literature. The study focused on four key questions: (1) what is the composition of the biomass industry; (2) what are the companies doing; (3) what are their objectives and strategies; and (4) what are the implications for government policy. This executive summary provides highlights of the key findings and conclusions. The summary discussion is presented in seven parts: (1) overview of the biomass field; (2) structure of the biomass industry today; (3) corporate activities in biomass-related areas; (4) motivations for these activities; (5) industry's outlook on the future for energy-from-biomass; (6) industry's view of government activities; and (7) implications for Federal policy.

  12. In vitro - in vivo correlations for endocrine activity of a mixture of currently used pesticides

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    Taxvig, Camilla; Hadrup, Niels; Boberg, Julie; Axelstad, Marta; Bossi, Rossana; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva Cecilie; Vinggaard, Anne Marie

    2013-11-01

    Two pesticide mixtures were investigated for potential endocrine activity. Mix 3 consisted of bitertanol, propiconazole, and cypermethrin, and Mix 5 included malathion and terbuthylazine in addition to the three pesticides in Mix 3. All five single pesticides and the two mixtures were investigated for their ability to affect steroidogenesis in vitro in H295R cells. The pesticides alone and both mixtures affected steroidogenesis with both mixtures causing increase in progesterone and decrease in testosterone. For Mix 5 an increase in estradiol was seen as well, indicating increased aromatase activity. The two mixtures were also investigated in pregnant rats dosed from gestational day 7 to 21, followed by examination of dams and fetuses. Decreased estradiol and reduced placental testosterone were seen in dams exposed to Mix 5. Also a significant increase in aromatase mRNA-levels in female adrenal glands was found for Mix5. However, either of the two mixtures showed any effects on fetal hormone levels in plasma or testis, or on anogenital distance. Overall, potential aromatase induction was found for Mix 5 both in vitro and in vivo, but not for Mix 3, an effect likely owed to terbuthylazine in Mix 5. However, the hormonal responses in vitro were only partly reflected in vivo, probably due to some toxicokinetic issues, as the pesticide levels in the amniotic fluid also were found to be negatively affected by the number of compounds present in the mixtures. Nonetheless, the H295R assay gives hints on conceivable interference with steroidogenesis, thus generating hypotheses on in vivo effects. - Highlights: • The study examines the endocrine disrupting potential of mixtures of pesticides. • All single pesticides and both mixtures affected steroidogenesis in vitro. • Potential aromatase induction was found for Mix 5 both in vitro and in vivo. • The hormonal responses in vitro were only partly reflected in vivo.

  13. Measurement of the thorium-228 activity in solutions cavitated by ultrasonic sound

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    R. Ford; M. Gerbier-Violleau; E. Vazquez-Jauregui

    2009-11-10

    We show that cavitation of a solution of thorium-228 in water does not induce its transformation at a faster rate than the natural radioactive decay. We measured the activity of a thorium-228 solution in water before, and after, it was subjected to a cavitation at 44 kHz and $250 $W for 90 minutes in order to observe any change in the thorium half-life. The results were compared to the original activity of the sample and we observed no change. Our results and conclusions conflict with those in a recent paper by F. Cardone et. al. [Phys. Lett. A 373 (2009) 1956-1958].

  14. Detection of Hydrogen Spillover in Palladium-Modified Activated Carbon Fibers During Hydrogen Adsorption

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    Contescu, Cristian I; Brown, Craig; Liu, Yun; Bhat, Vinay V; Gallego, Nidia C

    2009-01-01

    Palladium-modified activated carbon fibers (Pd-ACF) are being evaluated for adsorptive hydrogen storage at near-ambient conditions because of their enhanced hydrogen uptake in comparison to Pd-free activated carbon fibers (ACF). The net uptake enhancement (at room temperature and 20 bar) is in excess of the amount corresponding to formation of Pd hydride, and is usually attributed to hydrogen spillover. In this paper, inelastic neutron scattering was used to demonstrate the formation of new C-H bonds in Pd-containing activated carbon fibers after exposure to hydrogen at 20 oC and 1.6 MPa, at the expense of physisorbed H2. This finding is a post-factum proof of the atomic nature of H species formed in presence of a Pd catalyst, and of their subsequent spillover and binding to the carbon support. Chemisorption of hydrogen may explain the reduction in hydrogen uptake from first to second adsorption cycle.

  15. Objectively measured physical activity in pregnancy: a study in obese and overweight women.

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    McParlin, Catherine; Robson, Stephen C.; Tennant, Peter W. G.; Besson, Herve; Rankin, Judith; Adamson, Ashley J.; Pearce, Mark S.; Bell, Ruth

    2010-11-29

    participating in first and third trimester data collection ‡ Recent Physical Activity Questionnaire[30] 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Week 13 Week 36 M ea n M od er at e or V igo ur ou s Ac tiv ity (M in ut es ) Gestation Figure 2 Change in objectively... . Nohr EA, Vaeth M, Baker JL, Sorensen TIA, Olsen J, Rasmussen KM: Combined associations of prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain with the outcome of pregnancy. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2008, 87:1750-1759. 11. Sorensen TK...

  16. Recruitment of a Head-Turning Synergy by Low-Frequency Activity in the Primate Superior Colliculus

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    Corneil, Brian D.

    Recruitment of a Head-Turning Synergy by Low-Frequency Activity in the Primate Superior Colliculus Rezvani S, Corneil BD. Recruitment of a head-turning synergy by low-frequency activity in the primate causally by SC stimulation, our results are consistent with low-frequency dSC activity recruiting a head

  17. VLF wave activity in the solar wind and the photoelectron effect in electric field measurements: Ulysses observations

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    solar wind streams, Ulysses observed nearly continuous electric wave activity with peak power belowVLF wave activity in the solar wind and the photoelectron effect in electric field measurements present observations of very low frequency (VLF) waves (0.2 to 448 Hz) made by Ulysses during the solar

  18. Statistical Models for Solar Flare Interval Distribution in Individual Active Regions

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    Yuki Kubo

    2008-02-01

    This article discusses statistical models for solar flare interval distribution in individual active regions. We analyzed solar flare data in 55 active regions that are listed in the GOES soft X-ray flare catalog. We discuss some problems with a conventional procedure to derive probability density functions from any data set and propose a new procedure, which uses the maximum likelihood method and Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) to objectively compare some competing probability density functions. We found that lognormal and inverse Gaussian models are more likely models than the exponential model for solar flare interval distribution in individual active regions. The results suggest that solar flares do not occur randomly in time; rather, solar flare intervals appear to be regulated by solar flare mechanisms. We briefly mention a probabilistic solar flare forecasting method as an application of a solar flare interval distribution analysis.

  19. A possible relationship between Global Warming and Lightning Activity in India during the period 1998-2009

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    Felix Pereira B.; Priyadarsini G.; T. E. Girish

    2010-12-15

    Lightning activity on a global scale has been studied season wise using satellite data for the period from 1998 to 2009. Lightning activity shows an increasing trend during the period of study which is highly correlated with atmospheric warming. A similar increasing trend of lightning activity is observed in the Indian region during the pre-monsoon season which is correlated with global lightning trends and warming trends of surface temperature in India. Key words: Global warming, lightning activity, Solar cycle changes

  20. Blood proteolytic activity elevation and plasma protein degradation in spontaneously hypertensive rat models

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    Chow, Jason C.

    2011-01-01

    Urine Protease Activity: Gelatin Zymography………………………. 31Plasma Protease Activity: Gelatin Zymography……..………. 19Plasma Protease Activity: Gelatin Zymography (Low M.W. )….

  1. Laboratory Activities

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    Brown, Christopher F.; Serne, R. Jeffrey

    2008-01-17

    This chapter summarizes the laboratory activities performed by PNNL’s Vadose Zone Characterization Project in support of the Tank Farm Vadose Zone Program, led by CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. The results of these studies are contained in numerous reports (Lindenmeier et al. 2002; Serne et al. 2002a, 2002b, 2002c, 2002d, 2002e; Lindenmeier et al. 2003; Serne et al. 2004a, 2004b; Brown et al. 2005, 2006a, 2007; Serne et al. 2007) and have generated much of the data reported in Chapter 22 (Geochemistry-Contaminant Movement), Appendix G (Geochemistry-Contaminant Movement), and Cantrell et al. (2007, SST WMA Geochemistry Data Package – in preparation). Sediment samples and characterization results from PNNL’s Vadose Zone Characterization Project are also shared with other science and technology (S&T) research projects, such as those summarized in Chapter 12 (Associated Science Activities).

  2. Nandrolone reduces activation of Notch signaling in denervated muscle associated with increased Numb expression

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    Liu, Xin-Hua [Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States) [Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States); Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Yao, Shen; Qiao, Rui-Fang; Levine, Alice C. [Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 (United States)] [Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Kirschenbaum, Alexander [Department of Urology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 (United States)] [Department of Urology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Pan, Jiangping; Wu, Yong [Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States)] [Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States); Qin, Weiping [Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States) [Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States); Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Bauman, William A. [Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States) [Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States); Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Cardozo, Christopher P., E-mail: chris.cardozo@mssm.edu [Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, James J. Peter VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10468 (United States); Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 (United States); Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 (United States)

    2011-10-14

    Highlights: {yields} Nerve transection increased Notch signaling in paralyzed muscle. {yields} Nandrolone prevented denervation-induced Notch signaling. {yields} Nandrolone induced the expression of an inhibitor of the Notch signaling, Numb. {yields} Reduction of denervation-induced Notch signaling by nandrolone is likely through upregulation of Numb. -- Abstract: Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, slows denervation-atrophy in rat muscle. The molecular mechanisms responsible for this effect are not well understood. Androgens and anabolic steroids activate Notch signaling in animal models of aging and thereby mitigate sarcopenia. To explore the molecular mechanisms by which nandrolone prevents denervation-atrophy, we investigated the effects of nandrolone on Notch signaling in denervated rat gastrocnemius muscle. Denervation significantly increased Notch activity reflected by elevated levels of nuclear Notch intracellular domain (NICD) and expression of Hey1 (a Notch target gene). Activation was greatest at 7 and 35 days after denervation but remained present at 56 days after denervation. Activation of Notch in denervated muscle was prevented by nandrolone associated with upregulated expression of Numb mRNA and protein. These data demonstrate that denervation activates Notch signaling, and that nandrolone abrogates this response associated with increased expression of Numb, suggesting a potential mechanism by which nandrolone reduces denervation-atrophy.

  3. Active mechanics reveal molecular-scale force kinetics in living oocytes

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    Ahmed, Wylie W; Almonacid, Maria; Bussonnier, Matthias; Verlhac, Marie-Helene; Gov, Nir S; Visco, Paolo; van Wijland, Frederic; Betz, Timo

    2015-01-01

    Unlike traditional materials, living cells actively generate forces at the molecular scale that change their structure and mechanical properties. This nonequilibrium activity is essential for cellular function, and drives processes such as cell division. Single molecule studies have uncovered the detailed force kinetics of isolated motor proteins in-vitro, however their behavior in-vivo has been elusive due to the complex environment inside the cell. Here, we quantify active force generation in living oocytes using in-vivo optical trapping and laser interferometry of endogenous vesicles. We integrate an experimental and theoretical framework to connect mesoscopic measurements of nonequilibrium properties to the underlying molecular-scale force kinetics. Our results show that force generation by myosin-V drives the cytoplasmic-skeleton out-of-equilibrium (at frequencies below 300 Hz) and actively softens the environment. In vivo myosin-V activity generates a force of $F \\sim 0.4$ pN, with a power-stroke of len...

  4. A Tale of Two Isomerases: Compact versus Extended Active Sites in Ketosteroid Isomerase and Phosphoglucose Isomerase

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    Somarowthu, Srinivas; Brodkin, Heather R.; D’ Aquino, J. Alejandro; Ringe, Dagmar; Ondrechen, Mary Jo; Beuning, Penny J. (Brandeis); (NEU)

    2012-07-11

    Understanding the catalytic efficiency and specificity of enzymes is a fundamental question of major practical and conceptual importance in biochemistry. Although progress in biochemical and structural studies has enriched our knowledge of enzymes, the role in enzyme catalysis of residues that are not nearest neighbors of the reacting substrate molecule is largely unexplored experimentally. Here computational active site predictors, THEMATICS and POOL, were employed to identify functionally important residues that are not in direct contact with the reacting substrate molecule. These predictions then guided experiments to explore the active sites of two isomerases, Pseudomonas putida ketosteroid isomerase (KSI) and human phosphoglucose isomerase (PGI), as prototypes for very different types of predicted active sites. Both KSI and PGI are members of EC 5.3 and catalyze similar reactions, but they represent significantly different degrees of remote residue participation, as predicted by THEMATICS and POOL. For KSI, a compact active site of mostly first-shell residues is predicted, but for PGI, an extended active site in which residues in the first, second, and third layers around the reacting substrate are predicted. Predicted residues that have not been previously tested experimentally were investigated by site-directed mutagenesis and kinetic analysis. In human PGI, single-point mutations of the predicted second- and third-shell residues K362, H100, E495, D511, H396, and Q388 show significant decreases in catalytic activity relative to that of the wild type. The results of these experiments demonstrate that, as predicted, remote residues are very important in PGI catalysis but make only small contributions to catalysis in KSI.

  5. Bicoherence in electrostatic turbulence driven by high magnetohydrodynamic activity in Tokamak Chauffage Alfven Bresilien

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    Santos Lima, G. Z. dos; Guimaraes-Filho, Z. O.; Caldas, I. L.; Nascimento, I. C.; Kuznetsov, Yu. K. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa Postal 66316, 05315-970 Sao Paulo (Brazil); Batista, A. M. [Departamento de Matematica e Estatistica, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, 84032-900 Ponta Grossa, Parana (Brazil); Lopes, S. R.; Viana, R. L. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Parana, Caixa Postal 19044, 81531-990 Curitiba, Parana (Brazil)

    2009-04-15

    During some discharges in Tokamak Chauffage Alfven Bresilien [R. M. O. Galvao et al., Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 43, 1181 (2001)] high magnetohydrodynamic activity may appear with a peaked frequency spectrum. Whenever this peak occurs, the ambient broadband electrostatic turbulence is remarkably modified, synchronizing into the dominant magnetic fluctuation frequency and presenting high bicoherence in the whole plasma edge with a maximum bicoherence inside the plasma. A phenomenological model is introduced to investigate this driven turbulence bicoherence, consisting of nonlinearly coupled phase-randomized drift modes with time-periodic external driving at the dominant magnetic fluctuation frequency. The bicoherence spectrum of this model can mimic features of the experimental results.

  6. Class-Specific Ensembles for Active Learning in Digital Imagery Amit Mandvikar and Huan Liu

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    Liu, Huan

    labeling. Detecting Egeria densa in digital imagery is one such real-world classification task. It presentsClass-Specific Ensembles for Active Learning in Digital Imagery Amit Mandvikar and Huan Liu}@asu.edu Abstract In many real-world tasks of image classification, limited amounts of labeled data are available

  7. Harvesting thermal fluctuations: Activation process induced by a nonlinear chain in thermal equilibrium

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    Galán, Antonio Sarmiento

    Harvesting thermal fluctuations: Activation process induced by a nonlinear chain in thermal of a bistable system is a molecular chain which in turn is connected to a thermal environment of the Langevin. The distribution, intensity, and mobility of thermal fluctuations in these chains is strongly dependent

  8. Active Control of Instabilities in Laminar BoundaryLayer Flow--Part I: An Overview

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    Erlebacher, Gordon

    Active Control of Instabilities in Laminar Boundary­Layer Flow-- Part I: An Overview Ronald D laminar flow in a region of the flow in which the natural instabilities, if left unattended, lead have been restricted to maintaining laminar flow through use of a technique termed ``wave cancellation

  9. Salt Sensitivity and the Activities of the H+ -ATPases in Cotton Seedlings

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    Schumaker, Karen

    Salt Sensitivity and the Activities of the H+ -ATPases in Cotton Seedlings Howard Lin, Sandra S environ- ments. Sensitivityto high levels of salt in plants is associated with an inability to effectively+ -pumping ATPases may provide the driving force for Na+ transport via Na+ -H+ exchangers. In a salt

  10. Patterns of Brain Activity Associated With Variation in Voluntary Wheel-Running Behavior

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    Saltzman, Wendy

    Patterns of Brain Activity Associated With Variation in Voluntary Wheel- Running Behavior Justin S variation within and between species is unknown. This study used Fos immunoreactivity to compare brain, and striatum. Results implicate specific brain regions in motivation to run and others in control

  11. Aalborg Universitet Autonomous Active and Reactive Power Distribution Strategy in Islanded Microgrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Microgrids Wu, Dan; Tang, Fen; Guerrero, Josep M.; Quintero, Juan Carlos Vasquez; Chen, Guoliang; Sun, Libing). Autonomous Active and Reactive Power Distribution Strategy in Islanded Microgrids. In Proceedings of the 29th strategy in islanded microgrids," IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, IEEE APEC 2014

  12. Heterotrophic microbial activity in lake sediments: effects of organic electron donors

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    respiration per unit of microbial biomass, 0.008 ± 0.001) indicating inefficient use of energy. The low qCO2Heterotrophic microbial activity in lake sediments: effects of organic electron donors Isabela C in benthic sediments are mineralized by microbial communities, resulting in release of nutrients to the water

  13. Clustering-based Active Learning on Sensor Type Classification in Buildings

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    Weimer, Westley

    study on metadata collected from over 20 different sensor types and 2,500 sen- sor streams in threeClustering-based Active Learning on Sensor Type Classification in Buildings Dezhi Hong, Hongning- lenge. Based on the large deployment of sensors in modern commercial buildings, many organizations

  14. Analysis of patent activity in the field of quantum information processing

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    Ryszard Winiarczyk; Piotr Gawron; Jaros?aw Adam Miszczak; ?ukasz Pawela; Zbigniew Pucha?a

    2012-12-11

    This paper provides an analysis of patent activity in the field of quantum information processing. Data from the PatentScope database from the years 1993-2011 was used. In order to predict the future trends in the number of filed patents time series models were used.

  15. Analysis of patent activity in the field of quantum information processing

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    Winiarczyk, Ryszard; Miszczak, Jaros?aw Adam; Pawela, ?ukasz; Pucha?a, Zbigniew

    2013-01-01

    This paper provides an analysis of patent activity in the field of quantum information processing. Data from the PatentScope database from the years 1993-2011 was used. In order to predict the future trends in the number of filed patents time series models were used.

  16. ERK activation is required for hydrostatic pressure-induced tensile changes in

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    Athanasiou, Kyriacos

    ERK activation is required for hydrostatic pressure-induced tensile changes in engineered articular, Davis, CA, USA Abstract The objective of this study was to identify ERK 1/2 involvement in the changes-assembled cartilage constructs. In study 1, ERK 1/2 phosphorylation was detected by immunoblot, following application

  17. Embedding metal electrodes in thick active layers for ITO-free plasmonic organic solar cells

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    Park, Namkyoo

    Embedding metal electrodes in thick active layers for ITO-free plasmonic organic solar cells%) in optical absorption over both a conventional ITO organic solar cell and a conventional plasmonic organic solar cell with top-loaded metallic grating is predicted in the proposed structure. Optimal positioning

  18. Catalytically active nickel ^110 surfaces in growth of carbon tubular structures

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Catalytically active nickel ^110 surfaces in growth of carbon tubular structures M. H. Kuang and Z interest in the growth of aligned carbon nanotube films using transition metal catalysts has led in the nucleation and growth of carbon nanotubes. The size of the catalytic particles determines the size

  19. Random perturbations of spiking activity in a pair of coupled neurons

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    Random perturbations of spiking activity in a pair of coupled neurons Boris Gutkin , J¨urgen Jost on the firing be- haviour of two coupled Type 1 or Type 2 neurons. In Hodgkin-Huxley model neurons with standard that regular spiking and fast spiking neurons in the rat somatosensory cortex exhibit Type 1 and Type 2 firing

  20. Patterns of Proliferative Activity in the Colonic Crypt Determine Crypt Stability and Rates of Somatic Evolution

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    , United States of America Abstract Epithelial cells in the colon are arranged in cylindrical structures States, accounting for 9% of all cancer deaths [1]. This large incidence can be partially attributedPatterns of Proliferative Activity in the Colonic Crypt Determine Crypt Stability and Rates

  1. Heterotrophic microbial activity in lake sediments: effects of organic electron donors

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    Florida, University of

    Heterotrophic microbial activity in lake sediments: effects of organic electron donors Isabela C organic matter deposited in benthic sediments are mineralized by microbial communities, resulting in release of nutrients to the water column. Lakes with different trophic states may have sediments

  2. Area Activation 1 Running Head: AREA ACTIVATION

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    Pomplun, Marc

    Area Activation 1 Running Head: AREA ACTIVATION Advancing Area Activation towards a General Model at Boston 100 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA 02125-3393 USA Phone: 617-287-6485 Fax: 617-287-6433 e. Without great effort, human observers clearly outperform every current artificial vision system in tasks

  3. Liver X Receptor (LXR) activation negatively regulates visfatin expression in macrophages

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    Mayi, Therese Hervee; Rigamonti, Elena; INSERM UR1011, F-59000 Lille; UDSL, F-59000 Lille; Institut Pasteur de Lille, F-59019 Lille ; Pattou, Francois; Department of Endocrine Surgery, University Hospital, Lille; U859 Biotherapies for Diabetes, INSERM, Lille ; Staels, Bart; INSERM UR1011, F-59000 Lille; UDSL, F-59000 Lille; Institut Pasteur de Lille, F-59019 Lille ; Chinetti-Gbaguidi, Giulia; INSERM UR1011, F-59000 Lille; UDSL, F-59000 Lille; Institut Pasteur de Lille, F-59019 Lille

    2011-01-07

    Research highlights: {yields} Synthetic LXR ligands decreased visfatin expression in human macrophages. {yields} LXR activation leads to a modest and transient decrease of NAD{sup +} concentration. {yields} LXR activation decreased PPAR{gamma}-induced visfatin in human macrophages. -- Abstract: Adipose tissue macrophages (ATM) are the major source of visfatin, a visceral fat adipokine upregulated during obesity. Also known to play a role in B cell differentiation (pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor (PBEF)) and NAD biosynthesis (nicotinamide phosphoribosyl transferase (NAMPT)), visfatin has been suggested to play a role in inflammation. Liver X Receptor (LXR) and Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor (PPAR){gamma} are nuclear receptors expressed in macrophages controlling the inflammatory response. Recently, we reported visfatin as a PPAR{gamma} target gene in human macrophages. In this study, we examined whether LXR regulates macrophage visfatin expression. Synthetic LXR ligands decreased visfatin gene expression in a LXR-dependent manner in human and murine macrophages. The decrease of visfatin mRNA was paralleled by a decrease of protein secretion. Consequently, a modest and transient decrease of NAD{sup +} concentration was observed. Interestingly, LXR activation decreased the PPAR{gamma}-induced visfatin gene and protein secretion in human macrophages. Our results identify visfatin as a gene oppositely regulated by the LXR and PPAR{gamma} pathways in human macrophages.

  4. A numerical investigation on active and passive scalars in isotropic compressible turbulence

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    Ni, Qionglin; Chen, Shiyi

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we investigated the statistical differences between active and passive scalars in isotropic compressible turbulence. In the inertial range, the kinetic energy and scalar have the Kolmogorov spectra, and the Kolmogorov and Obukhov-Corrsin constants are 2.06 and 0.87, respectively. The local scaling exponents computed from the second-order structure functions exist plateaus for velocity and active scalar, while that for passive scalar takes first a minimum of 0.61 then a maximum of 0.73. The mixed third-order structure function of velocity and passive scalar satisfies the 4/3-law. For the scaling exponent, the one of velocity and passive scalar mixing is between those of velocity and passive scalar, while the one of velocity and active scalar mixing is below those of velocity and active scalar. At large amplitudes, the p.d.f. of active scalar fluctuations is super-Gaussian, whereas that of passive scalar fluctuations is sub-Gaussian. Moreover, the p.d.f.s of the two scalar increments are concave ...

  5. Particle dynamics in a non-flaring solar active region model

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    Threlfall, J; Neukirch, T; Parnell, C E

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this work is to investigate and characterise particle behaviour in a (observationally-driven) 3D MHD model of the solar atmosphere above a slowly evolving, non-flaring active region. We use a relativistic guiding-centre particle code to investigate particle acceleration in a single snapshot of the 3D MHD simulation. Despite the lack of flare-like behaviour in the active region, direct acceleration of electrons and protons to non-thermal energies ($\\lesssim420$MeV) was found, yielding spectra with high-energy tails which conform to a power law. Examples of particle dynamics, including particle trapping caused by local electric rather than magnetic field effects, are observed and discussed, together with implications for future experiments which simulate non-flaring active region heating and reconnection.

  6. Methane activation using Kr and Xe in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor

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    Jo, Sungkwon; Lee, Dae Hoon Kim, Kwan-Tae; Kang, Woo Seok; Song, Young-Hoon

    2014-10-15

    Methane has interested many researchers as a possible new energy source, but the high stability of methane causes a bottleneck in methane activation, limiting its practical utilization. To determine how to effectively activate methane using non-thermal plasma, the conversion of methane is measured in a planar-type dielectric barrier discharge reactor using three different noble gases—Ar, Kr, and Xe—as additives. In addition to the methane conversion results at various applied voltages, the discharge characteristics such as electron temperature and electron density were calculated through zero-dimensional calculations. Moreover, the threshold energies of excitation and ionization were used to distinguish the dominant particle for activating methane between electrons, excited atoms, and ionized atoms. From the experiments and calculations, the selection of the additive noble gas is found to affect not only the conversion of methane but also the selectivity of product gases even under similar electron temperature and electron density conditions.

  7. Abstract--Brain activity generates electrical potentials that are spatio-temporal in nature. EEG is the least costly and

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    Besio, Walter G.

    Abstract--Brain activity generates electrical potentials that are spatio-temporal in nature. EEG and selectivity of the surface electrical activity as it takes the second spatial derivative of the potential electrical activity by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET

  8. Could a change in magnetic field geometry cause the break in the wind-activity relation?

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    Vidotto, A A; Jardine, M; See, V; Petit, P; Boisse, I; Saikia, S Boro; Hebrard, E; Jeffers, S V; Marsden, S C; Morin, J

    2015-01-01

    Wood et al suggested that mass-loss rate is a function of X-ray flux ($\\dot{M} \\propto F_x^{1.34}$) for dwarf stars with $F_x \\lesssim F_{x,6} \\equiv 10^6$ erg cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$. However, more active stars do not obey this relation. These authors suggested that the break at $F_{x,6}$ could be caused by significant changes in magnetic field topology that would inhibit stellar wind generation. Here, we investigate this hypothesis by analysing the stars in Wood et al's sample that had their surface magnetic fields reconstructed through Zeeman-Doppler Imaging (ZDI). Although the solar-like outliers in the $\\dot{M}$ -- $F_x$ relation have higher fractional toroidal magnetic energy, we do not find evidence of a sharp transition in magnetic topology at $F_{x,6}$. To confirm this, further wind measurements and ZDI observations at both sides of the break are required. As active stars can jump between states with highly toroidal to highly poloidal fields, we expect significant scatter in magnetic field topology to exi...

  9. Phosphoproteomic and Bioinformatic Characterization of the Signaling Alterations in Response to a PP2A Activator in Lung Cancer

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    Yang, Sichun

    to a PP2A Activator in Lung Cancer Danica Wiredja1, Yu Liu1, Giridharan Gokulrangan1, Daniela Schlatzer1 cell lung cancer involves the coordinate activation of multiple oncogenic pathways, including the MAPK. To answer these questions, we performed global phosphoproteomics on two KRAS mutated lung adenocarcinoma

  10. Alkaline solution/binder ratio as a determining factor in the alkaline activation of aluminosilicates

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    Ruiz-Santaquiteria, C.; Fernandez-Jimenez, A.; Palomo, A.

    2012-09-15

    This study investigates the effect of the alkaline solution/binder (S/B) ratio on the composition and nanostructure of the reaction products generated in the alkaline activation of aluminosilicates. The experiments used two mixtures of fly ash and dehydroxylated white clay and for each of these, varying proportions of the solution components. The alkali activator was an 8 M NaOH solution (with and without sodium silicate) used at three S/B ratios: 0.50, 0.75 and 1.25. The {sup 29}Si, {sup 27}Al MAS NMR and XRD characterisation of the reaction products reveal that for ratios nearest the value delivering suitable paste workability, the reaction-product composition and structure depend primarily on the nature and composition of the starting materials and the alkaline activator used. However, when an excess alkaline activator is present in the system, the reaction products tend to exhibit SiO{sub 2}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} ratios of approximately 1, irrespective of the composition of the starting binder or the alkaline activator.

  11. Nicotine stimulates urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor expression and cell invasiveness through mitogen-activated protein kinase and reactive oxygen species signaling in ECV304 endothelial cells

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    Khoi, Pham Ngoc; Park, Jung Sun; Kim, Nam Ho; Jung, Young Do, E-mail: ydjung@chonnam.ac.kr

    2012-03-01

    Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) expression is elevated during inflammation, tissue remodeling and in many human cancers. This study investigated the effect of nicotine, a major alkaloid in tobacco, on uPAR expression and cell invasiveness in ECV304 endothelial cells. Nicotine stimulated uPAR expression in a dose-dependent manner and activated extracellular signal-regulated kinases-1/2 (Erk-1/2), c-Jun amino-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK). Specific inhibitors of MEK-1 (PD98059) and JNK (SP600125) inhibited the nicotine-induced uPAR expression, while the p38 MAPK inhibitor SB203580 did not. Expression vectors encoding dominant negative MEK-1 (pMCL-K97M) and JNK (TAM67) also prevented nicotine-induced uPAR promoter activity. The intracellular hydrogen peroxide (H{sub 2}O{sub 2}) content was increased by nicotine treatment. The antioxidant N-acetylcysteine prevented nicotine-activated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and uPAR expression. Furthermore, exogenous H{sub 2}O{sub 2} increased uPAR mRNA expression. Deleted and site-directed mutagenesis demonstrated the involvement of the binding sites of transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-?B) and activator protein (AP)-1 in the nicotine-induced uPAR expression. Studies with expression vectors encoding mutated NF-?B signaling molecules and AP-1 decoy confirmed that NF-?B and AP-1 were essential for the nicotine-stimulated uPAR expression. MAPK (Erk-1/2 and JNK) and ROS functioned as upstream signaling molecules in the activation of AP-1 and NF-?B, respectively. In addition, ECV304 endothelial cells treated with nicotine displayed markedly enhanced invasiveness, which was partially abrogated by uPAR neutralizing antibodies. The data indicate that nicotine induces uPAR expression via the MAPK/AP-1 and ROS/NF-?B signaling pathways and, in turn, stimulates invasiveness in human ECV304 endothelial cells. -- Highlights: ? Endothelial cells treated with nicotine displayed enhanced invasiveness. ? Nicotine induces uPAR expression and, in turn, stimulates invasiveness. ? MAPK/AP-1 and ROS/NF-?B signals are involved in nicotine-induced uPAR.

  12. High-Resolution Modeling to Assess Tropical Cyclone Activity in Future Climate Regimes

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    Lackmann, Gary

    2013-06-10

    Applied research is proposed with the following objectives: (i) to determine the most likely level of tropical cyclone intensity and frequency in future climate regimes, (ii) to provide a quantitative measure of uncertainty in these predictions, and (iii) to improve understanding of the linkage between tropical cyclones and the planetary-scale circulation. Current mesoscale weather forecasting models, such as the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, are capable of simulating the full intensity of tropical cyclones (TC) with realistic structures. However, in order to accurately represent both the primary and secondary circulations in these systems, model simulations must be configured with sufficient resolution to explicitly represent convection (omitting the convective parameterization scheme). Most previous numerical studies of TC activity at seasonal and longer time scales have not utilized such explicit convection (EC) model runs. Here, we propose to employ the moving nest capability of WRF to optimally represent TC activity on a seasonal scale using a downscaling approach. The statistical results of a suite of these high-resolution TC simulations will yield a realistic representation of TC intensity on a seasonal basis, while at the same time allowing analysis of the feedback that TCs exert on the larger-scale climate system. Experiments will be driven with analyzed lateral boundary conditions for several recent Atlantic seasons, spanning a range of activity levels and TC track patterns. Results of the ensemble of WRF simulations will then be compared to analyzed TC data in order to determine the extent to which this modeling setup can reproduce recent levels of TC activity. Next, the boundary conditions (sea-surface temperature, tropopause height, and thermal/moisture profiles) from the recent seasons will be altered in a manner consistent with various future GCM/RCM scenarios, but that preserves the large-scale shear and incipient disturbance activity. This will allow (i) a direct comparison of future TC activity that could be expected for an active or inactive season in an altered climate regime, and (ii) a measure of the level of uncertainty and variability in TC activity resulting from different carbon emission scenarios.

  13. Constitutive STAT5 Activation Correlates With Better Survival in Cervical Cancer Patients Treated With Radiation Therapy

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    Chen, Helen H.W. [Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cheng Kung University, Medical College and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Chou, Cheng-Yang [Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Cheng Kung University, Medical College and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Wu, Yuan-Hua; Hsueh, Wei-Ting; Hsu, Chiung-Hui [Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cheng Kung University, Medical College and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Guo, How-Ran [Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, National Cheng Kung University, Medical College and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan (China); Lee, Wen-Ying, E-mail: 7707@so-net.net.tw [Department of Pathology, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan (China) and Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Su, Wu-Chou, E-mail: sunnysu@mail.ncku.edu.tw [Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Medical College and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan (China)

    2012-02-01

    Purpose: Constitutively activated signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) factors, in particular STAT1, STAT3, and STAT5, have been detected in a wide variety of human primary tumors and have been demonstrated to directly contribute to oncogenesis. However, the expression pattern of these STATs in cervical carcinoma is still unknown, as is whether or not they have prognostic significance. This study investigated the expression patterns of STAT1, STAT3, and STAT5 in cervical cancer and their associations with clinical outcomes in patients treated with radical radiation therapy. Methods and Materials: A total of 165 consecutive patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Stages IB to IVA cervical cancer underwent radical radiation therapy, including external beam and/or high-dose-rate brachytherapy between 1989 and 2002. Immunohistochemical studies of their formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues were performed. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify and to evaluate the effects of these factors affecting patient survival. Results: Constitutive activations of STAT1, STAT3, and STAT5 were observed in 11%, 22%, and 61% of the participants, respectively. While STAT5 activation was associated with significantly better metastasis-free survival (p < 0.01) and overall survival (p = 0.04), STAT1 and STAT3 activation were not. Multivariate analyses showed that STAT5 activation, bulky tumor ({>=}4 cm), advanced stage (FIGO Stages III and IV), and brachytherapy (yes vs. no) were independent prognostic factors for cause-specific overall survival. None of the STATs was associated with local relapse. STAT5 activation (odds ratio = 0.29, 95% confidence interval = 0.13-0.63) and advanced stage (odds ratio = 2.54; 95% confidence interval = 1.03-6.26) were independent predictors of distant metastasis. Conclusions: This is the first report to provide the overall expression patterns and prognostic significance of specific STATs in cervical carcinoma. Our results indicate that constitutive STAT5 activation correlates with better metastasis-free survival and overall survival in cervical cancer patients who have received radiation therapy.

  14. Active-Interrogation Measurements of Fast Neutrons from Induced Fission in Low-Enriched Uranium

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    J. L. Dolan; M. J. Marcath; M. Flaska; S. A. Pozzi; D. L. Chichester; A. Tomanin; P. Peerani

    2014-02-01

    A detection system was designed with MCNPX-PoliMi to measure induced-fission neutrons from U-235 and U-238 using active interrogation. Measurements were then performed with this system at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy on low-enriched uranium samples. Liquid scintillators measured induced fission neutron to characterize the samples in terms of their uranium mass and enrichment. Results are presented to investigate and support the use of organic liquid scintillators with active interrogation techniques to characterize uranium containing materials.

  15. Counter-Streaming Electron Beams in the Plasma Sheet Associated with Auroral Activity

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    Fillingim, Matthew

    Counter-Streaming Electron Beams in the Plasma Sheet Associated with Auroral Activity M. Fillingim1 expansion and recovery reveal the presence of counter-streaming electron beams. The beams, which appear in the auroral region show a similar electron spectrum. The source of the field-aligned beams is unknown

  16. Structure-Activity Correlations in a Nickel-Borate Oxygen Evolution D. Kwabena Bediako,

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    -to-fuels conversion nec- essary to meet the growing global energy demand by renewable sources.1-5 Central- plementation of solar energy will benefit from the continued development of highly active oxygen evolution motivated numerous in situ structural and spectroscopic studies of these materials in concentrated alkali21

  17. Influence of FFA Activities on Critical Thinking Skills in Texas Three-star Chapters 

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    Latham, Lindsey Elizabeth

    2013-12-04

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of FFA activities on critical thinking skills of Texas FFA members in three-star FFA chapters. This descriptive study was conducted in eight purposively selected three-star agricultural education...

  18. The thermal structure of continental crust in active orogens: insight fromMioceneeclogiteandgranulitexenolithsofthePamirMountains

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    Meyers, Stephen R.

    The thermal structure of continental crust in active orogens: insight from in the Pamir Mountains, southeastern Tajikistan, preserve a compositional and thermal record at mantle depths. The extraction depths exceed the present-day Pamir Moho at 65 km depth and suggest an average thermal gradient

  19. Decay of the Cosmological Constant. Equivalence of Quantum Tunneling and Thermal Activation in Two Spacetime Dimensions

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    Andres Gomberoff; Marc Henneaux; Claudio Teitelboim

    2005-01-19

    We study the decay of the cosmological constant in two spacetime dimensions through production of pairs. We show that the same nucleation process looks as quantum mechanical tunneling (instanton) to one Killing observer and as thermal activation (thermalon) to another. Thus, we find another striking example of the deep interplay between gravity, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics which becomes apparent in presence of horizons.

  20. Knowledge activation and organization in physics problem-solving Mel Sabella

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    Knowledge activation and organization in physics problem-solving Mel Sabella Department of student problem-solving behavior on a mechanics task that integrates the concepts of force, mo- tion physics need to learn in order to solve problems. They need to be able to make sense of what the problem