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  1. Electricity privatization : should South Korea privatize its state-owned electric utility?

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    Lim, Sungmin

    2011-01-01

    The state-owned electric utility, Korea Electricity Power Cooperation (KEPCO), privatization has been a key word in South Korea since 1997, when the government received $55 billion from the International Monetary Fund in ...

  2. "Reform" or "Opening"? Reform of China's State-Owned Enterprises and WTO Accession - The Dilemma of Applying GATT to Marketing Economies

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    Blumental, David

    1998-01-01

    China's Assurances on Reform Please U.S. , AsIAN WALL ST.REFORM" OR "OPENING"?REFORM OF CHINA'S STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES AND WTO

  3. Energy Harvesting Broadcast Channel with Inefficient Energy Storage

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    Yener, Aylin

    Energy Harvesting Broadcast Channel with Inefficient Energy Storage Kaya Tutuncuoglu Aylin Yener with an energy harvesting transmitter equipped with an inefficient energy storage device. For this setting by the energy harvesting process. The convexity of the capacity region for the energy harvesting broadcast

  4. Statistical and causal analysis of inbound supply chain inefficiencies

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    Haley, Tyler, 1983-

    2014-01-01

    Given the importance of operational inefficiencies and their negative impact on the bottom line in today's competitive economy, CVS/pharmacy is very interested in implementing operational improvement initiatives across its ...

  5. The Inherent Inefficiency of Simultaneously Feasible Financial Transmission Rights Auctions

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    such convergence. Index Terms-- financial transmission right, electricity auction, simultaneous feasibilityThe Inherent Inefficiency of Simultaneously Feasible Financial Transmission Rights Auctions Shi as financial transmission rights (FTRs), resulting from centralized auctions conducted by Independent System

  6. The Inherent Inefficiency of Simultaneously Feasible Financial Transmission Rights Auctions

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    transmission right, electricity auction, simultaneous feasibility, transmission pricing. I. INTRODUCTION POINTThe Inherent Inefficiency of Simultaneously Feasible Financial Transmission Rights Auctions Shi as financial transmission rights (FTRs), resulting from centralized auctions conducted by Independent System

  7. Idling - cruising the fuel inefficiency highway.

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    Gaines, L.; Levinson, T.

    2011-06-30

    What is the purpose of idling? The scale of idling can be small, as when parents idle their vehicles while waiting for their children outside of school, or it can be large, as when ocean liners are in port. In many cases, the primary purpose for idling is to control the temperature of a passenger or freight compartment. Large line-haul trucks idle overnight to keep fuel and the engine warm, for the resting driver's comfort, to mask out noises and smells, and for safety. In addition, all classes of trucks idle during the workday at ports and terminals, busy delivery sites, border crossings, and other work sites. They may be idling to enable slow movement in a queue (creep idling) or to provide other services. Bus drivers also idle their vehicles while they wait for passengers and to warm up in the morning. Even locomotive engines are idled so they start, for hotel load, to keep the battery charged, to keep the toilet water from freezing, and for air brakes, or because the operator idles out of habit. Although this document focuses on long-haul trucks, much of the information applies to other vehicles as well. The impacts of idling are substantial, with as much as 6 billion gallons of fuel burned unnecessarily each year in the United States at a cost of over $20 billion. The extra hours of engine operation also cost the owners money for more frequent maintenance and overhauls. In addition, idling vehicles emit particulates (PM{sub 10}), nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}), carbon monoxide (CO), and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). These emissions, along with noise from idling vehicles, have led to many local and state restrictions on idling. Two main factors have combined to create a surge of interest in idling reduction (IR): (1) Increasing restrictions on idling for heavy vehicles and (2) The price of diesel fuel. Because stakeholders focus their efforts on improving different factors (air quality, fuel economy, noise level), they do not necessarily agree on the most advantageous technological alternatives to implement. In addition, although many equipment manufacturers have tried to educate customers and government agencies, they often provide conflicting claims about the comparative merits of different devices. This makes it difficult for truck owners to choose the right equipment for their needs. In this study, we present the first comparison of IR technologies with each other and with idling on the basis of both costs and full fuel-cycle emissions, for different locations, fuel prices, and idling patterns. The preferences described are for the technologies that reduce total emissions the most and cost truck owners the least. We also discuss how regulatory issues and legislation affect IR, what financial incentives help to promote IR, and how outreach and education approaches can be adopted to reduce the need to idle. Finally, we offer a prediction of how future research and development (R&D), regulations, and citizen involvement can help to improve fuel economy and clean the air.

  8. DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner...

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    Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models...

  9. Optimal Power Policy for Energy Harvesting Transmitters with Inefficient Energy Storage

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    Yener, Aylin

    1 Optimal Power Policy for Energy Harvesting Transmitters with Inefficient Energy Storage Kaya with an inefficient energy storage device, i.e., battery or capacitor, is considered, where a fraction of the stored for optimal power allocations with energy harvesting transmitters, it is observed that storage losses

  10. On the Energy (In)efficiency of Hadoop Clusters Jacob Leverich, Christos Kozyrakis

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    Kozyrakis, Christos

    resources for large-scale data analysis. However, their ef- fect on datacenter energy efficiency hasOn the Energy (In)efficiency of Hadoop Clusters Jacob Leverich, Christos Kozyrakis Computer Systems Laboratory Stanford University {leverich, kozyraki}@stanford.edu ABSTRACT Distributed processing frameworks

  11. Economic Inefficiency of Passive Transmission Rights in Congested Electricity Systems with Competitive Generation

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    Oren, Shmuel S.

    Economic Inefficiency of Passive Transmission Rights in Congested Electricity Systems (1997), pp. 63-83 Published by: International Association for Energy Economics Stable URL: http@jstor.org. . International Association for Energy Economics is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend

  12. Replacing Inefficient Equipment - An Engineering Analysis to Justify Purchasing A More Efficient Chiller 

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    Chen, H.; Deng, S.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.; Bensouda, N.

    2005-01-01

    determinate of office building and chiller energy use, is the building schedule and office temperature that is maintained within the space. Thermostat control (day and night settings for cooling and heating within the terminal electronic controller...REPLACING INEFFICIENT EQUIPMENT --- AN ENGINEERING ANALYSIS TO JUSTIFY PURCHASING A MORE EFFICIENT CHILLER Hui Chen, P.E. Project Engineer W. D. Turner, Ph.D., P.E. Professor, Director Song Deng, P.E. Asst. Research Engineer...

  13. Performance analysis of distributed applications using automatic classification of communication inefficiencies

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    Vetter, Jeffrey S.

    2005-02-01

    The method and system described herein presents a technique for performance analysis that helps users understand the communication behavior of their message passing applications. The method and system described herein may automatically classifies individual communication operations and reveal the cause of communication inefficiencies in the application. This classification allows the developer to quickly focus on the culprits of truly inefficient behavior, rather than manually foraging through massive amounts of performance data. Specifically, the method and system described herein trace the message operations of Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications and then classify each individual communication event using a supervised learning technique: decision tree classification. The decision tree may be trained using microbenchmarks that demonstrate both efficient and inefficient communication. Since the method and system described herein adapt to the target system's configuration through these microbenchmarks, they simultaneously automate the performance analysis process and improve classification accuracy. The method and system described herein may improve the accuracy of performance analysis and dramatically reduce the amount of data that users must encounter.

  14. Global models of planetary system formation in radiatively-inefficient protoplanetary discs

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    Hellary, Phil

    2011-01-01

    (Abridged) We present the results of N-body simulations of planetary systems formation in radiatively-inefficient disc models, where positive corotation torques may counter the rapid inward migration of low mass planets driven by Lindblad torques. The aim of this work is to examine the nature of planetary systems that arise from oligarchic growth in such discs. We adapt the commonly-used Mercury-6 symplectic integrator by including simple prescriptions for planetary migration (types I and II), planetary atmospheres that enhance the probability of planetesimal accretion by protoplanets, gas accretion onto forming planetary cores, and gas disc dispersal. We perform a suite of simulations for a variety of disc models with power-law surface density and tempera- ture profiles, with a focus on models in which unsaturated corotation torques can drive outward migration of protoplanets. In some models we account for the quenching of corotation torques that arises when planetary orbits become eccentric. Approximately h...

  15. NIHAO project I: Reproducing the inefficiency of galaxy formation across cosmic time with a large sample of cosmological hydrodynamical simulations

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    Wang, Liang; Stinson, Gregory S; Macciò, Andrea V; Penzo, Camilla; Kang, Xi; Keller, Ben W; Wadsley, James

    2015-01-01

    We introduce project NIHAO (Numerical Investigation of a Hundred Astrophysical Objects), a set of 100 cosmological zoom-in hydrodynamical simulations performed using the GASOLINE code, with an improved implementation of the SPH algorithm. The haloes in our study range from dwarf to Milky Way masses, and represent an unbiased sampling of merger histories, concentrations and spin parameters. The particle masses and force softenings are chosen to resolve the mass profile to below 1% of the virial radius at all masses, ensuring that galaxy half-light radii are well resolved. Using the same treatment of star formation and stellar feedback for every object, the simulated galaxies reproduce the observed inefficiency of galaxy formation across cosmic time as expressed through the stellar mass vs halo mass relation, and the star formation rate vs stellar mass relation. We thus conclude that stellar feedback is the chief piece of physics required to limit the efficiency of star formation in galaxies less massive than t...

  16. "Zombie" Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers1 U.S. server facilities are riddled with underused machines, report says.2

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    South Bohemia, University of

    percent of total data center consumption in the United States. "Our concern is more about the other 95 their server room is a large energy hog and might be responsible for 30 to 50 percent of the entire electricity"Zombie" Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers1 U.S. server facilities

  17. HST-COS SPECTROSCOPY OF THE COOLING FLOW IN A1795—EVIDENCE FOR INEFFICIENT STAR FORMATION IN CONDENSING INTRACLUSTER GAS

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    McDonald, Michael; Ehlert, Steven; Roediger, Joel; Veilleux, Sylvain

    2014-08-20

    We present far-UV spectroscopy from the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope of a cool, star-forming filament in the core of A1795. These data, which span 1025 Å < ?{sub rest} < 1700 Å, allow for the simultaneous modeling of the young stellar populations and the intermediate-temperature (10{sup 5.5} K) gas in this filament, which is far removed (?30 kpc) from the direct influence of the central active galactic nucleus. Using a combination of UV absorption line indices and stellar population synthesis modeling, we find evidence for ongoing star formation, with the youngest stars having ages of 7.5{sub ?2.0}{sup +2.5} Myr and metallicities of 0.4{sub ?0.1}{sup +0.2} Z {sub ?}. The latter is consistent with the local metallicity of the intracluster medium. We detect the O VI ?1038 line, measuring a flux of f {sub O} {sub VI,} {sub 1038} = 4.0 ± 0.9 × 10{sup –17} erg s{sup –1} cm{sup –2}. The O VI ?1032 line is redshifted such that it is coincident with a strong Galactic H{sub 2} absorption feature, and is not detected. The measured O VI ?1038 flux corresponds to a cooling rate of 0.85 ± 0.2 (stat) ± 0.15 (sys) M {sub ?} yr{sup –1} at ?10{sup 5.5} K, assuming that the cooling proceeds isochorically, which is consistent with the classical X-ray luminosity-derived cooling rate in the same region. We measure a star formation rate of 0.11 ± 0.02 M {sub ?} yr{sup –1} from the UV continuum, suggesting that star formation is proceeding at 13{sub ?2}{sup +3}% efficiency in this filament. We propose that this inefficient star formation represents a significant contribution to the larger-scale cooling flow problem.

  18. Neutrino and Cosmic-Ray Emission and Cumulative Background from Radiatively Inefficient Accretion Flows in Low-Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei

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    Shigeo S. Kimura; Kohta Murase; Kenji Toma

    2015-06-29

    We study high-energy neutrino and cosmic-ray (CR) emission from the cores of low-luminosity active galactic nuclei (LLAGN). In LLAGN, the thermalization of particles is expected to be incomplete in radiatively inefficient accretion flows (RIAFs), allowing the existence of non-thermal particles. In this work, assuming stochastic particle acceleration due to turbulence in RIAFs, we solve the Fokker-Planck equation and calculate spectra of escaping neutrinos and CRs. The RIAF in LLAGN can emit CR protons with $\\gtrsim10$ PeV energies and TeV-PeV neutrinos generated via $pp$ and/or $p\\gamma$ reactions. We find that, if $\\sim1$\\% of the accretion luminosity is carried away by non-thermal ions, the diffuse neutrino intensity from the cores of LLAGN may be as high as $E_\

  19. Affective Neuroscience of Aging The Affective Neuroscience of Aging

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    Mather, Mara

    Affective Neuroscience of Aging - 1 - The Affective Neuroscience of Aging Mara Mather University running title: Affective Neuroscience of Aging #12;Affective Neuroscience of Aging - 2 - Contents INTRODUCTION THE FATE OF EMOTION-RELATED BRAIN REGIONS AND MONOAMINERGIC NEUROTRANSMITTER SYSTEMS IN AGING

  20. A Competitive Fringe in the Shadow of a State Owned Incumbent: The Case of France

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    Glachant, Jean-Michel; Finon, Dominique

    2006-03-14

    load and the mid base load on a daily basis and operates in strong cooperation with hydro plants, the threat of the French short-run costs on potential competitors is really strong. Only Swiss hydropower could easily penetrate the French market... , the hallmark of the French reform is the development of a competitive fringe around an incumbent monopoly (Finon, 2003; Finon and Midttun 2004; Glachant, 2003). This type of electricity reform must raise a number of questions, some of which are quite...

  1. Explaining the behavior of state-owned enterprises : Mexico's Pemex in comparative perspective

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    Flores-Macías, Francisco José

    2010-01-01

    In spite of the wave of privatization of the 1980s and 1990s, state ownership of enterprise remains a very important part of the political economies of both developing and industrialized nations. The conventional wisdom ...

  2. TGLO - Application to Perform Seismic Work on State-Owned Land | Open

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  3. Idaho - IDAPA 20.03.08 - Easements on State-Owned Lands | Open Energy

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  4. Division of State Lands - Instructions and Checklist for State Owned Lands

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  5. An Inefficient Representation of the Empty Word

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    Theune, Mariët

    was something special too: a 19th century part of the former Amstel brewery which happened to be of too little

  6. How intimacy affects resource conceptualization 

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    Dunn, Allison L

    2001-01-01

    six separate resource classes: Love, Status, Services, Information, Goods and Money. Love is defined as an expression of affection regard, warmth, or comfort; Status is an expression of evaluative judgment which conveys high or low prestige, regard..., or esteem; Information includes advice, opinions, instruction, or enlightenment, but excludes those behaviors which could be classed as love or status; Money is any coin, currency, or token which has some standard unit of exchange value; Goods...

  7. 4, 30553085, 2007 Winter climate affects

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    Boyer, Edmond

    HESSD 4, 3055­3085, 2007 Winter climate affects long-term trends in stream water nitrate H. A. de and Earth System Sciences Winter climate affects long-term trends in stream water nitrate in acid Winter climate affects long-term trends in stream water nitrate H. A. de Wit et al. Title Page Abstract

  8. Oil sands processes-affected water treatment Research field: Oil sands processes-affected water treatment

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    Milgram, Paul

    Oil sands processes-affected water treatment Research field: Oil sands processes-affected water., to make the system work as desired. We have experimental projects on oil extraction, polymers, fluid

  9. Does Market Exposure Affect Economic Game Behavior?

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    Gurven, Michael

    are typically based on notions of short-term income-maximization, strategic play, fairness, reci- procity cultural norms that may affect social and economic behavior), they are all examples of student populations

  10. Environmental Laws Affecting Farmers and Ranchers 

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    McEowen, Roger A.

    1999-06-23

    The United States tries to handle environmental problems primarily by regulating the use of natural resources. This affects farmers and ranchers in many ways. This publication discusses the various federal regulatory approaches that have been...

  11. Does Daylight Savings Time Affect Traffic Accidents? 

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    Deen, Sophia 1988-

    2012-04-20

    This paper studies the effect of changes in accident pattern due to Daylight Savings Time (DST). The extension of the DST in 2007 provides a natural experiment to determine whether the number of traffic accidents is affected by shifts in hours...

  12. Environmental issues affecting clean coal technology deployment

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    Miller, M.J. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)

    1997-12-31

    The author outlines what he considers to be the key environmental issues affecting Clean Coal Technology (CCT) deployment both in the US and internationally. Since the international issues are difficult to characterize given different environmental drivers in various countries and regions, the primary focus of his remarks is on US deployment. However, he makes some general remarks, particularly regarding the environmental issues in developing vs. developed countries and how these issues may affect CCT deployment. Further, how environment affects deployment depends on which particular type of clean coal technology one is addressing. It is not the author`s intention to mention many specific technologies other than to use them for the purposes of example. He generally categorizes CCTs into four groups since environment is likely to affect deployment for each category somewhat differently. These four categories are: Precombustion technologies such as coal cleaning; Combustion technologies such as low NOx burners; Postcombustion technologies such as FGD systems and postcombustion NOx control; and New generation technologies such as gasification and fluidized bed combustion.

  13. Solvent dramatically affects protein structure refinement

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    Summa, Christopher M.

    Solvent dramatically affects protein structure refinement Gaurav Chopraa , Christopher M. Summab, fold and function in aqueous solution in vivo and in vitro. In this work, we study the role of solvent explicit and implicit solvent were performed on a set of 75 native proteins to test the various energy

  14. Environment Affects Market Value of Eggs. 

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    Allen, William S.; Schlamb, Kermit F.; Beanblossom, Floyd Z.

    1955-01-01

    . Since time, temperature and humidity affect these fac- tors as well as weight, favorable environment is highly irn- 1 portant from the time eggs are laid until used. I I The California Agricultural Experiment Station reports , that albumen quality... and absorb odors readily when close to or held in cooler with other products having strong odors such as onions and kerosene. Careful consideration should be given as to where eggs are to be kept. Unfavor- able results from such surroundings usually...

  15. Agents That Talk Back (Sometimes): Filter Programs for Affective Communication

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    Bari, Università degli Studi di

    Agents That Talk Back (Sometimes): Filter Programs for Affective Communication Helmut Prendinger- action that supports basic features of affective conver- sation. As essential requirements for animated

  16. EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply...

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    EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use I am...

  17. Fact #890: September 14, 2015 Gasoline Prices Are Affected by...

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    90: September 14, 2015 Gasoline Prices Are Affected by Changes in Refinery Output - Dataset Fact 890: September 14, 2015 Gasoline Prices Are Affected by Changes in Refinery Output...

  18. Factors Affecting HCCI Combustion Phasing for Fuels with Single...

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    Affecting HCCI Combustion Phasing for Fuels with Single- and Dual-Stage Chemistry Factors Affecting HCCI Combustion Phasing for Fuels with Single- and Dual-Stage Chemistry 2004...

  19. Factors Affecting PMU Installation Costs (October 2014) | Department...

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    Factors Affecting PMU Installation Costs (October 2014) Factors Affecting PMU Installation Costs (October 2014) The Department of Energy investigated the major cost factors that...

  20. Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the...

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    Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the US EPA Boiler MACT Proposed Rule, December 2012 Financial Incentives Available for Facilities Affected by the US EPA...

  1. Exporting licensing regulations affecting US geothermal firms

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    Not Available

    1988-08-01

    This document presents a brief introduction and overview of the Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations which might affect potential US geothermal goods exporters. It is intended to make US geothermal firms officials aware of the existence of such regulations and to provide them with references, contacts and phone numbers where they can obtain specific and detailed information and assistance. It must be stressed however, that the ultimate responsibility for complying with the above mentioned regulations lies with the exporter who must consult the complete version of the regulations.

  2. Various factors affect coiled tubing limits

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    Yang, Y.S.

    1996-01-15

    Safety and reliability remain the primary concerns in coiled tubing operations. Factors affecting safety and reliability include corrosion, flexural bending, internal (or external) pressure and tension (or compression), and mechanical damage due to improper use. Such limits as coiled tubing fatigue, collapse, and buckling need to be understood to avoid disaster. With increased use of coiled tubing, operators will gain more experience. But at the same time, with further research and development of coiled tubing, the manufacturing quality will be improved and fatigue, collapse, and buckling models will become more mature, and eventually standard specifications will be available. This paper reviews the uses of coiled tubing and current research on mechanical behavior of said tubing. It also discusses several models used to help predict fatigue and failure levels.

  3. Cylinder surface, temperature may affect LPG odorization

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    McWilliams, H.

    1988-01-01

    A study of possible odorant fade in propane by the Arthur D. Little Co. (Boston) has indicated that oxidation of interior surfaces of LPG containers may cause the odorant, ethyl mercaptan, to fade. The oxidation, ferous oxide, is a black, easily oxidizable powder that is the monoxide of iron. The study, contracted for by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is part of that agency's study of residential LP-gas systems. Another study is currently underway by an NLPGA task force headed by Bob Reid of Petrolane (Long Beach, Calif.). It may not be finished until the end of next year. Recently, the Propane Gas Association of Canada completed a study of odorant fade with the conclusion that much more study is needed on the subject. In addition to the cylinder surface problem, the CPSC study indicated that ambient temperatures might also affect the presence of odorant in product. This article reviews some of the results.

  4. Arizona: Solar Panels Replace Inefficient Fossil Fuel-Powered...

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    Energy Program project results in annual estimated cost savings of 313,000 for reduced consumption of gasoline, diesel, propane, and electricity. Location Arizona Partners State...

  5. Measuring Market Inefficiencies in California's Restructured Wholesale Electricity Market

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    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, Jim; Wolak, Frank A.

    2002-01-01

    nia's Wholesale Electricity Market During Summer 2000: The2002). \\The Trouble with Electricity Markets: Understandingin California's Electricity Market." Journal of Industrial

  6. Measuring Market Inefficiencies in California's Restructured Wholesale Electricity Market

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    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, Jim; Wolak, Frank A.

    2002-01-01

    in the California Power Exchange Energy Markets." Availableof the Governing Board of the California Power Exchange.was a member of the Power Exchange's Market Monitoring

  7. Measuring Eco-inefficiency: A New Frontier Approach

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    Chen, Chien-Ming; Delmas, Magali A

    2011-01-01

    toward sustainability on corporate performance. An importantPerformance, UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability.Performance, UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability.

  8. Arizona: Solar Panels Replace Inefficient Fossil Fuel-Powered...

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    saving over 30,000 gallons of gasoline, 37,242 gallons of diesel, 9,820 gallons of propane, and producing 217,350 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity each year. The...

  9. Measuring Market Inefficiencies in California's Restructured Wholesale Electricity Market

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    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, Jim; Wolak, Frank A.

    2002-01-01

    marginal cost of supplying electrical energy in California.California Energy Commission's dataset on WSCC generation for use with General Electric's MAPS multi-area production costcosts of the underlying commodity, electrical energy. In January of 2001, the PX ceased operation and the California

  10. Measuring Market Inefficiencies in California's Restructured Wholesale Electricity Market

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    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, Jim; Wolak, Frank A.

    2002-01-01

    Capacity Firm AES Duke Dynegy PG&E Reliant SCE SDG&E OtherCapacity Firm AES Duke Dynegy PG&E Reliant SCE Mirant Other

  11. Leveraging Inefficient and Failing Infrastructure to Accomplish Capital Improvements 

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    Mumper, M.; Taylor, C.

    2005-01-01

    -term considerations was that Boiler #1 was inoperable and would require extensive re-tubing before it could be operated again. Equally important, the main building pressure reducing valve (PRV) station and the deaerator (DA) tank / feed water systems were very... the preliminary Proposal phase. These can be simply defined as: a) Renovate the plant. This involved re-tubing the existing boilers and rebuilding most of the coal transportation system. b) Build a new coal-fired plant. This involved replacing...

  12. DOE Energy Star Testing Reveals Inefficient ASKO Dishwasher | Department of

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  13. Arizona: Solar Panels Replace Inefficient Fossil Fuel-Powered Energy

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  14. Affective coherence: Affect as embodied evidence in attitude, advertising and art

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    Clore, Gerald L.; Schnall, Simone

    2008-01-01

    study by Strack, Martin, and Stepper (1988). In this study, participants held a pencil in their mouths as they viewed cartoons. By varying whether the pencil was held by the lips or the teeth, participants contracted muscles that either facilitated... , such affective cues came from having participants contract the facial muscles involved in smiling or frowning. And in yet other experiments, they engaged in approach or avoidance actions by gently pulling up or pushing down on a desktop. The results were...

  15. much the shading will affect the system performance and develop designs to minimize the affects of shading.

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    Oregon, University of

    of the system during the day is shown to illustrate the ABSTRACT Shading of photovoltaic (PV) panels canmuch the shading will affect the system performance and develop designs to minimize the affects of shading. Sun path charts have been developed that show the degree to which shading affects system

  16. RESEARCH PAPER Identification of loci affecting flavour volatile emissions in

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    Klee, Harry J.

    RESEARCH PAPER Identification of loci affecting flavour volatile emissions in tomato fruits Denise shown that emissions of carotenoid-derived volatiles were directly correlated with the fruit carotenoid

  17. EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply...

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

    Statements of Energy Effects shall describe the effects of certain regulatory actions on energy supply, distribution, or use. EO 13211: Regulations That Significantly Affect...

  18. The microbe-mediated mechanisms affecting topsoil carbon stock...

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    affecting topsoil carbon stock in Tibetan grasslands Warming has been shown to cause soil carbon (C) loss in northern grasslands owing to accelerated microbial decomposition...

  19. Water-related Issues Affecting Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery...

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    Water-related Issues Affecting Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery and Potential Oil-Shale Development in the Uinta Basin, Utah Michael Vanden Berg; Paul Anderson; Janae Wallace;...

  20. Key Parameters Affecting DPF Performance Degradation and Impact...

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    Fuel Economy Summarizes latest findings on impact of specific parameters affecting ash-related diesel particulate filter performance degradation and information useful to...

  1. How Rising Competition Among Microfinance Lenders Affects Incumbent Village Banks

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    McIntosh, Craig; de Janvry, Alain; Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    2003-01-01

    Among Microfinance Lenders Affects Incumbent Village Banksimpact of entry by competing lenders on client behavior. Wemultiple loans primarily from lenders with more individual

  2. Ecosystem carbon storage capacity as affected by disturbance...

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    and tausub 1 is the residence time of the carbon pool affected by disturbances (biomass pool in this study). The disturbance regime is characterized by the mean disturbance...

  3. Affect and Engagement in Game-Based Learning Environments

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    Young, R. Michael

    at regulating their affective experiences during learning [6]. For example, students who are focused on learning Abstract--The link between affect and student learning has been the subject of increasing attention with learning while negative states such as boredom and frustration have the opposite effect. Student engagement

  4. Intraspecific competition affects the strength of individual specialization: an optimal

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    Bolnick, Daniel I.

    of individual specialization. Key assumptions: The foragers in the model are omniscient and maximize energy variation affected prey densities, which in turn affected forager diet breadth and fitness (energy income (Bolnick et al., 2003). For example, the Cocos finch, Pinaroloxias inornata, uses a broad range

  5. Are trout populations affected by reach-scale stream slope?

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    ). Reach-scale stream slope and the energy that it helps to gen- erate exert a dominant influenceAre trout populations affected by reach-scale stream slope? Daniel J. Isaak And Wayne A. Hubert Abstract: Reach-scale stream slope and the structure of associated physical habitats are thought to affect

  6. FACTORS AFFECTING EXVESSEL PRICES OF SKIPJACK TUNA IN HAWAII

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    FACTORS AFFECTING EXVESSEL PRICES OF SKIPJACK TUNA IN HAWAII Yung C . Shang The skipj ack -tuna to overfishing. On the other hand, the cost-revenue analysis indicates that, given the past input and tuna prices objective of this paper is to exam- ine the factors affecting the prices of skipj ack tuna. Skipjack

  7. Leisure constraints which affect continued nonresident hunter participation 

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    Cook, Kathrine Helen

    1994-01-01

    . One thousand licensed Texas nonresident hunters were mailed a questionnaire in May of 1992 to determine nonresident characteristics and the constraints which affected their participation. Texas nonresident hunters were similar to those studied in 6...

  8. Sex differences in affective and physiological responses to relationship orientations 

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    Hebl, Michelle Rae

    1993-01-01

    electromyographic activity (i.e., zygomaticus major, corrugator supercilli, and orbicularis oris muscle activation) were collected. Subjects also rated their affective reactions. In addition, subjects completed self esteem and other measures prior...

  9. Transformation induced plasticity assisted steels: stress or strain affected martensitic

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    Cambridge, University of

    Transformation induced plasticity assisted steels: stress or strain affected martensitic induced martensitic transformation of the retained austenite in TRIP assisted steels. The authors begin transformation? S. Chatterjee and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia* Transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) assisted steels

  10. Weather conditions affecting VTOL airbus operations in the Northeast Corridor

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    Simpson, R. W.

    1966-01-01

    A detailed study of hourly weather observations in the Northeast Corridor during the periods 0600-2400 for a ten year period 1944-1958 was made to study the implications of weather affecting the operations of a VSTOL Airbus ...

  11. How the Koontz Decision May Affect Climate Change Policy

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    Please join us for a Sept. 10 webinar to discuss the Supreme Court's controversial decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District and explore how the decision may affect the...

  12. Enhanced Oil Recovery Affects the Future Energy Mix | GE Global...

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    Enhanced Oil Recovery Affects the Future Energy Mix Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share (Opens in new...

  13. Memory blocking and recovery for affect word lists 

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    Moynan, Sarah Catherine

    2013-02-22

    Smith et al. (2003) found powerful memory blocking and recovery effects for recall of categorized word lists. The present study investigated whether affect, or emotional words could be similarly blocked and recovered, or whether...

  14. When Does Information Asymmetry Affect the Cost of Capital?

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    Armstrong, Christopher S.

    This paper examines when information asymmetry among investors affects the cost of capital in excess of standard risk factors. When equity markets are perfectly competitive, information asymmetry has no separate effect on ...

  15. Understanding 'It': Affective Authenticity, Space, and the Phish Scene

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    Yeager, Elizabeth Anne

    2011-04-26

    "Understanding It: Affective Authenticity, Space, and the Phish Scene" is an ethnographic study of "scene identity" around the contemporary rock band Phish. Utilizing data generated from six years of ethnographic fieldwork, ...

  16. Parameters affecting the fate of metals in various soils 

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    Covar, Andrew Prescott

    1975-01-01

    PARAMETERS AFFECTING THE FATE OF METALS IN VARIOUS SOILS A Thesis by ANDREW PRESCOTT COVAR Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1975... Major Subject: Civil Engineering PARAMETERS AFFECTING THE FATE OF METALS IN VARIOUS SOILS A Thesis by ANDREW PRESCOTT COVAR Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee Head of Department) e ber Member December 1975 ABSTRACT...

  17. Lighting affects appearance LightSource emits photons

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    Jacobs, David

    1 Lighting affects appearance #12;2 LightSource emits photons Photons travel in a straight line). And then some reach the eye/camera. #12;3 Basic fact: Light is linear Double intensity of sources, double photons reaching eye. Turn on two lights, and photons reaching eye are same as sum of number when each

  18. Lighting affects appearance LightSource emits photons

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    Jacobs, David

    1 Lighting affects appearance #12;2 LightSource emits photons Photons travel in a straight line). And then some reach the eye/camera. #12;3 Reflectance Model how objects reflect light. Model light sources Algorithms for computing Shading: computing intensities within polygons Determine what light strikes what

  19. Phase of atmospheric secondary organic material affects its reactivity

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    of the reactivity of atmospheric SOM particles. atmospheric chemistry chemical aging organic aerosol collectionPhase of atmospheric secondary organic material affects its reactivity Mikinori Kuwata and Scot T of atmospheric organic particles among solid, semisolid, and liquid phases is of keen current scientific interest

  20. Is My Operation Affected By This New Regulation?

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    Bolding, M. Chad

    Is My Operation Affected By This New Regulation? This provision applies to all livestock operations that feed ruminants. The regulation applies to "establishments and individuals that are responsible operations, are subject to the regulation. ! Examples include dairies, cattle feedlots, calf and lamb raising

  1. Ask the Experts: How Hurricanes Affect Our Wallets & the Economy

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Ask the Experts: How Hurricanes Affect Our Wallets & the Economy by John Kiernan on November 12 costs in its aftermath? And are there ways that we can better prepare for hurricanes in the future of the universities that are most vulnerable to and familiar with hurricanes, including Florida Atlantic University

  2. ORIGINAL PAPER How habitat affects the benefits of communication

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    Donaldson-Matasci, Matina

    ORIGINAL PAPER How habitat affects the benefits of communication in collectively foraging honey, and what is it about those habitats that makes communication useful? In this study, we examine the effects of floral distribution patterns on the benefits of dance communication across five different habitats

  3. Brief Communications Nocturnal Light Exposure Impairs Affective Responses in a

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    Nelson, Randy J.

    include television and computer screens, light pollution, shift work, compact fluorescent light (CFLBrief Communications Nocturnal Light Exposure Impairs Affective Responses in a Wavelength; light is the most potent entraining cue. In mammals, light is detected by (1) rods and cones, which

  4. Factors Affecting Web Page Similarity Anastasios Tombros and Zeeshan Ali

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    Tombros, Tassos

    Factors Affecting Web Page Similarity Anastasios Tombros and Zeeshan Ali Department of Computer increasingly important on the Web. Sim- ilarity between web pages is a concept that is central to such tools. In this paper, we examine the effect that content and layout-related as- pects of web pages have on web page

  5. Automatic Affective Responses to Smoking Cues B. Keith Payne

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    Automatic Affective Responses to Smoking Cues B. Keith Payne University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill F. Joseph McClernon and Ian G. Dobbins Duke University The authors examined automatic emotional, however, has yielded mixed evidence for whether smokers have favorable or unfavorable automatic responses

  6. Sex Chromosome Complement Affects Nociception and Analgesia in Newborn Mice

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    Sandini, Giulio

    Sex Chromosome Complement Affects Nociception and Analgesia in Newborn Mice Laura Gioiosa, Xuqi, whereas males are often more sensitive to analgesia induced by -agonists. Sex differences are found even the contribution of the direct action of sex chromosome genes in hotplate and tail withdrawal tests. We used the 4

  7. Statistical Affect Detection in Collaborative Chat Michael Brooks1

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    Aragon, Cecilia R.

    Statistical Affect Detection in Collaborative Chat Michael Brooks1 , Katie Kuksenok2 , Megan K , Paul Harris1 , Cecilia R. Aragon1 1 Human Centered Design & Engineering, 2 Computer Science. We present a pipeline of natural language processing and machine learning techniques that can be used

  8. Policy on adverse weather conditions affecting Higher Education Review visits

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    Policy on adverse weather conditions affecting Higher Education Review visits This policy entered into owing to adverse weather conditions will be by mutual agreement of QAA and the provider. Attendance at the review visit by the QAA officer If adverse weather conditions prevent, or appear likely

  9. Environmental Factors Affecting Situation Awareness in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Scerri, Paul

    Environmental Factors Affecting Situation Awareness in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Prasanna Velagapudi in the application of unmanned aerial systems to a wide variety of problems. One particular class of vehicle that has of unmanned vehicles. One such factor is the physical proximity of operators to the vehicle during deployment

  10. Flood or Drought: How Do Aerosols Affect Precipitation?

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    Daniel, Rosenfeld

    Flood or Drought: How Do Aerosols Affect Precipitation? Daniel Rosenfeld,1 * Ulrike Lohmann,2 and the initiation of precipitation. Large concentrations of human-made aerosols have been reported to both decrease hand, heavily polluted clouds evaporate much of their water before precipitation can occur, if they can

  11. Does GM wheat affect saprophagous Diptera species (Drosophilidae, Phoridae)?

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    Richner, Heinz

    Does GM wheat affect saprophagous Diptera species (Drosophilidae, Phoridae)? Marco Peter, Andreas Antifungal resistance Powdery mildew Pleiotropic effect S u m m a r y Genetically modified (GM) plants might. Therefore, an ecological risk assessment for GM plants also has to include decomposers. In a laboratory diet

  12. Evaluating affective interaction in gaming Adrian Bullock and Bjrn Gambck

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    Gambäck, Björn

    and the SenToy input device SenToy is an affective physical interface, a doll with sensors in its limbs with the game 1.1 Gesturing with SenToy The SenToy doll was used to influence emotional behaviour in the FantasyToy (having no prior knowledge of the doll or gestures), they were taught how to provide input to Fantasy

  13. Photo-environment affects disease progression in bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) Huntington s disease mouse model

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    HUEI-BIN, WANG,

    2015-01-01

    OF CALIFORNIA Los Angeles Photo-environment affects diseaseABSTRACT OF THE THESIS Photo-environment affects diseaseshow that inappropriate photo-environment such as constant

  14. Longitudinal Effects of Internet Uses on Depressive Affect: A Social Resources Approach

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    ), and poor social integration (Barnett & Gotlib, 1988) are associated with depressed affect. Introversion also predicts depressive affect (Barnett & Gotlib, 1988; Fi

  15. Host resistance and pathogen-derived hormone affect the outcome of a fungal-plant interaction

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    Cole, Stephanie Joy

    2012-01-01

    resistance and pathogen-derived hormone affect the outcomeresistance and pathogen-derived hormone affect the outcomemetabolites. These pathogen-derived hormones can alter plant

  16. Process for selectively treating a subterranean formation using coiled tubing without affecting or being affected by the two adjacent zones

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    Vercaemer, C.; Lemanczyk, R.; Piot, B.

    1989-06-27

    A process is described for selectively treating a subterranean formation without affecting adjacent zones above and below the formation characterized by: injecting a treatment fluid into a wellbore annulus adjacent the formation to be treated and simultaneously injecting two protection fluids, immiscible with the treatment fluid, into the annulus adjacent the zones wherein the treatment fluid and protection fluids are separated with the wellbore annulus solely by a fluid interface between the treatment fluid and each of the immiscible protection fluids.

  17. Legal and regulatory issues affecting aquifer thermal energy storage

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    Hendrickson, P.L.

    1981-10-01

    This document updates and expands the report with a similar title issued in October 1980. This document examines a number of legal and regulatory issues that potentially can affect implementation of the aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) concept. This concept involves the storage of thermal energy in an underground aquifer until a later date when it can be effectively utilized. Either heat energy or chill can be stored. Potential end uses of the energy include district space heating and cooling, industrial process applications, and use in agriculture or aquaculture. Issues are examined in four categories: regulatory requirements, property rights, potential liability, and issues related to heat or chill delivery.

  18. Factors affecting the characteristics and utilization of sorghum silage 

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    Tolbert, Ronnie Edwin

    1977-01-01

    FACTORS AFFECTING THE CHARACT RISl'ICS AND UTILIZATION OF SORGHUI~I SILAGE A I'hesis by RONNIE EDi:IN TOLD 'RT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A~. I University in partial fulfillment of' the requirement for the de~sr e of I... to evaluate the effects of vari- eity, organic acid pre ervation, head and stover processin- methods a. id their ratio on sor "hue silage characteristics and utilization. I'. 'o sor hu-; varieties;rer harvested at thc early dou h stage, separated into head...

  19. Microbial Carbon Cycling in Permafrost-Affected Soils

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    Vishnivetskaya, T.; Liebner, Susanne; Wilhelm, Ronald; Wagner, Dirk

    2011-01-01

    The Arctic plays a key role in Earth s climate system as global warming is predicted to be most pronounced at high latitudes and because one third of the global carbon pool is stored in ecosystems of the northern latitudes. In order to improve our understanding of the present and future carbon dynamics in climate sensitive permafrost ecosystems, present studies concentrate on investigations of microbial controls of greenhouse gas fluxes, on the activity and structure of the involved microbial communities, and on their response to changing environmental conditions. Permafrost-affected soils can function as both a source and a sink for carbon dioxide and methane. Under anaerobic conditions, caused by flooding of the active layer and the effect of backwater above the permafrost table, the mineralization of organic matter can only be realized stepwise by specialized microorganisms. Important intermediates of the organic matter decomposition are hydrogen, carbon dioxide and acetate, which can be further reduced to methane by methanogenic archaea. Evolution of methane fluxes across the subsurface/atmosphere boundary will thereby strongly depend on the activity of anaerobic methanogenic archaea and obligately aerobic methane oxidizing proteobacteria, which are known to be abundant and to significantly reduce methane emissions in permafrost-affected soils. Therefore current studies on methane-cycling microorganisms are the object of particular attention in permafrost studies, because of their key role in the Arctic methane cycle and consequently of their significance for the global methane budget.

  20. An analysis of parameters affecting slapdown of transportation packages

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    Bergmann, V.L.; Ammerman, D.J.

    1991-01-01

    Several parameters affecting the accelerations experienced by packages for the transport of nuclear material during eccentric impact are evaluated. Eccentric impact on one end of a cask causes rotation leading to secondary impact, referred to as slapdown, at the other end. In a slapdown event, the rotational acceleration during the primary impact can cause accelerations at the nose and tail which are greater than those during a side-on impact. Slapdown can also cause acceleration at the tail during the secondary impact to be more severe than at the nose during primary impact. Both of these effects are investigated for two casks geometries. Other parameters evaluated are the characteristics of impact limiters and friction between the impact limiter the impacted surface. Results were obtained using SLAPDOWN, a code which models the impact response of deformable bodies. 2 refs., 11 figs.

  1. Microscale Confinement features in microfluidic devices can affect biofilm

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    Kumar, Aloke; Karig, David K; Neethirajan, Suresh; Acharya, Rajesh K; Mukherjee, Partha P; Retterer, Scott T; Doktycz, Mitchel John

    2013-01-01

    Biofilms are aggregations of microbes that are encased by extra-cellular polymeric substances (EPS) and adhere to surfaces and interfaces. Biofilm development on abiotic surfaces is a dynamic process, which typically proceeds through an initial phase of adhesion of plankntonic microbes to the substrate, followed by events such as growth, maturation and EPS secretion. However, the coupling of hydrodynamics, microbial adhesion and biofilm growth remain poorly understood. Here, we investigate the effect of semiconfined features on biofilm formation. Using a microfluidic device and fluorescent time-lapse microscopy, we establish that confinement features can significantly affect biofilm formation. Biofilm dynamics change not only as a function of confinement features, but also of the total fluid flow rate, and our combination of experimental results and numerical simulations reveal insights into the link between hydrodynamics and biofilm formation.

  2. Approach-motivated positive affect reduces broadening of attention 

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    Gable, Philip Arvis

    2009-05-15

    and global targets as a function of condition. 20 TABLE 1 Adjusted mean affect scores across conditions Conditon Neutral Pictures Food Pictures App Food Pictures F ? p 2 Emotion Subscale Positive High App 2.66 (.37) a 3....32 (.36) ab 3.76 (.35) b 4.64* .09 Positive Mod. App 3.30 (.30) a 4.04 (.31) b 4.64 (.30) b 4.93* .18 Positive Low App 3.03 (.29) a 3.94 (.30) b 4.60 (.29) b 7.41* .25 Negative High App 2.24 (.24) a 1.29 (.24) b 1.23 (.23) b 5...

  3. Fermentation and Hydrogen Metabolism Affect Uranium Reduction by Clostridia

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    Gao, Weimin; Francis, Arokiasamy J.

    2013-01-01

    Previously, it has been shown that not only is uranium reduction under fermentation condition common among clostridia species, but also the strains differed in the extent of their capability and the pH of the culture significantly affected uranium(VI) reduction. In this study, using HPLC and GC techniques, metabolic properties of those clostridial strains active in uranium reduction under fermentation conditions have been characterized and their effects on capability variance of uranium reduction discussed. Then, the relationship between hydrogen metabolism and uranium reduction has been further explored and the important role played by hydrogenase in uranium(VI) and iron(III) reduction bymore »clostridia demonstrated. When hydrogen was provided as the headspace gas, uranium(VI) reduction occurred in the presence of whole cells of clostridia. This is in contrast to that of nitrogen as the headspace gas. Without clostridia cells, hydrogen alone could not result in uranium(VI) reduction. In alignment with this observation, it was also found that either copper(II) addition or iron depletion in the medium could compromise uranium reduction by clostridia. In the end, a comprehensive model was proposed to explain uranium reduction by clostridia and its relationship to the overall metabolism especially hydrogen (H 2 ) production. « less

  4. An analysis of parameters affecting slapdown of transportation packages

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    Bergmann, V.L.; Ammerman, D.J.

    1991-06-01

    In the certification of packages for transport of radioactive material, the issue of slapdown must be addressed. Slapdown is a secondary impact of the body caused by rotational accelerations induced during eccentric primary impact. In this report, several parameters are evaluated that affect slapdown severity of packages for the transport of nuclear material. The nose and tail accelerations in a slapdown event are compared to those experienced by the same cask in a side-drop configuration, in which there is no rotation, for a range of initial impact angles, impact limiter models, and friction coefficients for two existing cask geometries. In some cases, the rotation induced during a shallow-angle impact is sufficient to cause accelerations at the tail during secondary impact to be greater than those at the nose during initial impact. Furthermore, both nose and tail accelerations are often greater than the side-on accelerations. The results described here have been calculated using the code SLAPDOWN, which approximates the impact response of deformable bodies. Finally, SLAPDOWN has been used to estimate the coefficient of friction acting at the nose and tail for one particular cask during one specific slapdown drop test by comparison of results with experimental data. 2 refs., 16 figs., 3 tabs.

  5. Motivation and Affective Judgments Differentially Recruit Neurons in the Primate Dorsolateral Prefrontal and Anterior Cingulate Cortex

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    Amemori, Ken-ichi

    The judgment of whether to accept or to reject an offer is determined by positive and negative affect related to the offer, but affect also induces motivational responses. Rewarding and aversive cues influence the firing ...

  6. IMPACT OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN AFFECT VALUATION ON CUSTOMER DECISION MAKING

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    Wang, Ze

    2010-05-10

    investigates the cultural effect on consumers' affect valuation by focusing on two issues that have important managerial implications. Essay One examines the effectiveness of one ubiquitous marketing tactic--employees' (positive) affective display (EAD...

  7. The social potency of affect: Identification and power in the immanent structuring of practice

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    Thompson, Mark; Willmott, Hugh

    2015-06-25

    ), ‘collective affects’ (Anderson, 2009: 78), or contagious affect (Thrift, 2008). These observations may be casually termed ‘subjective’, but consistent with the conceptual framing of this paper, they are arguably inter- subjective in their embodied sociality...

  8. Modeling and analysis of affective influences on human experience, prediction, decision making, and behavior

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    Ahn, Hyungil, 1976-

    2010-01-01

    Subjective and affective elements are well-known to influence human decision making. This dissertation presents a theoretical and empirical framework on how human decision makers' subjective experience and affective ...

  9. Ontogeny of Defense : Does Life History Affect Predator Response Behavior in the Pygmy Octopus, Octopus Bocki?

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    Himes, Julie E.

    2006-01-01

    ONTOGENY OF DEFENSE: DOES LIFE HISTORY AFFECT PREDATORdoes seem to be a shift toward communication over the life history

  10. How the Second Amendment to China's Patent Law Affects Firms' Patenting Behavior In this study, we examine how the second amendment to China's patent law affects the

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    How the Second Amendment to China's Patent Law Affects Firms' Patenting Behavior Abstract In this study, we examine how the second amendment to China's patent law affects the patenting behavior passed a second amendment to its patent system in 2000 in accordance with the Trade-Related Aspects

  11. Surgical Approaches to Epicardial Pacemaker Placement: Does Pocket Location Affect Lead Survival?

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    Lichtenstein, Brian J.; Bichell, David P.; Connolly, Dana M.; Lamberti, John J.; Shepard, Suzanne M.; Seslar, Stephen P.

    2010-01-01

    Does Pocket Location Affect Lead Survival? Brian J.heart disease. Pacemaker lead failure is the major source ofsensing problems (14%). When lead failure was adjus- ted for

  12. Radicle length and osmotic stress affect the chilling sensitivity of cucumber radicles

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    Mangrich, M E; Martinez-Font, R T; Saltveit, Mikal E

    2006-01-01

    seedling vigor, and induced osmotic- and heat-shock pro-2006 Radicle Length and Osmotic Stress Affect the Chillingmm before and after the osmotic treatment, after chilling,

  13. Can Planning Affect the Economic Crisis? Barely, and not unless planning changes radically

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    Marcuse, Peter

    2010-01-01

    Can Planning Affect the Economic Crisis?Barely, and not unless planning changes radically By Petershould be clear that “urban planning and development” is not

  14. Evaluating the Effects of Organic Amendment Applications on Nitrous Oxide Emissions From Salt-Affected Soils

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    Pulla Reddy Gari, Namratha

    2013-01-01

    2009) Effectiveness of compost use in salt-affected soil.municipal solid waste compost reduces the negative effectsmunicipal solid waste compost reduces the negative effects

  15. Mood, food, traits, and restraint: an experimental investigation of negative affect, borderline personality, and disordered eating 

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    Ambwani, Suman

    2009-05-15

    Eating disorders and borderline personality disorder involve several overlapping features, such as impulsivity, negative affectivity, and dissociation. However, few studies have specifically assessed how eating pathology ...

  16. Key Parameters Affecting DPF Performance Degradation and Impact on Lifetime Fuel Economy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Summarizes latest findings on impact of specific parameters affecting ash-related diesel particulate filter performance degradation and information useful to enhance performance and extend service life

  17. Multi-annual variations in winter westerly disturbance activity affecting the Himalaya

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    Jones, Charles

    2015-01-01

    VS, Pawar NJ (2010) Climate change and the precipitationThe Siberian High and climate change over middle to highof Himalayan glaciers to climate change affected by debris

  18. Collective hallucinations and inefficient markets: The British Railway Mania of the 1840s

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    Odlyzko, Andrew M.

    the greatest technology mania in history, and its collapse was one of the greatest financial crashes. It has Odlyzko School of Mathematics and Digital Technology Center University of Minnesota odlyzko@umn.edu http of the revolutionary new technology, assisted by artful manipulation of public perception by interested parties, in

  19. Inefficient highly eccentric accretion and the low luminosity of stellar tidal disruption events

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    Svirski, Gilad; Krolik, Julian

    2015-01-01

    Models for tidal disruption events (TDEs) in which a supermassive black hole disrupts a star commonly assume that the highly eccentric streams of bound stellar debris promptly form a circular accretion disk at the pericenter scale. However, the bolometric peak luminosity of most TDE candidates, $\\sim10^{44}\\,\\rm{erg\\,s^{-1}}$, implies that we observe only $\\sim1\\%$ of the energy expected from accretion. Moreover, recent numerical simulations (Shiokawa et al. 2015) have shown that dissipation via hydrodynamical shocks is insufficient to circularize debris orbits on the pericenter scale, and the debris flow retains its initial semi-major axis scale throughout the first $\\sim10$ orbits of the event. Motivated by these numerical results, Piran et al. (2015) suggested that the observed optical TDE emission is powered by shocks at the apocenter between freshly infalling material and earlier-arriving matter. This model explains the small radiated energy, the low temperature, and the large radius implied by the obser...

  20. Principal-agent incentives, excess caution, and market inefficiency: Evidence from utility regulation

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    Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; KELLOGG, RYAN M

    2007-01-01

    be concerned about security of supply in natural gas. First,The natural gas industry involves ?rms that face security ofin natural gas markets in which LDC’s have security of

  1. Principle-agent Incentives, Excess Caution, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation

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    Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; Kellog, Ryan

    2007-01-01

    be concerned about security of supply in natural gas. First,The natural gas industry involves ?rms that face security ofin natural gas markets in which LDC’s have security of

  2. Bell inequalities resistant to detector inefficiency Serge Massar,1,2

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    Cerf, Nicolas

    . But if the detectors efficien- cies are not sufficiently high, the salesman can exploit it and sell to you a classical

  3. The Inherent Inefficiency of the Point-to-Point Congestion Revenue Right Auction

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    - nancial transmission rights (FTRs), resulting from central- ized auctions conducted by Independent System structure. We address this question by studying a hypotheti- cal DC-flow approximation model of a six depend on the bid quantity and therefore may not be priced correctly in the financial transmission right

  4. DOE Requires Air-Con International to Cease Sales of Inefficient...

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

    Penalty to Air-Con, International, requiring Air-Con to cease the sale of certain air-conditioning systems in the United States and proposing a civil penalty of 231,090 for sales...

  5. Principle-agent Incentives, Excess Caution, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation

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    Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; Kellog, Ryan

    2007-01-01

    that natural gas markets are not frictionless, liquid,for natural gas is sometimes not su?ciently liquid for LDCsnatural gas futures contract) is regarded as deeply liquid,

  6. Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California’s Electricity Markets

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    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Wolfram, Catherine D

    2006-01-01

    California electricity market, too few participants learnedof California’s Electricity Markets,” Center for the Studyof the New York Electricity Market,” mimeo, UC Berkeley. [

  7. Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Knittel, Christopher R.; Wolfram, Catherine

    2004-01-01

    of the New York Electricity Market,” mimeo, UC Berkeley. [of California’s Electricity Markets Severin Borenstein,of California’s Electricity Markets Severin Borenstein,

  8. Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California’s Electricity Markets

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Wolfram, Catherine D

    2006-01-01

    For two reasons, market power in trading opportunities hasrm will have market power in the trading opportunity, thoughmarkets accommodated trading of power for delivery at a

  9. Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California’s Electricity Markets

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Wolfram, Catherine D

    2006-01-01

    in the California Power Exchange Energy Markets. ” Preparedhour. Trading in the Power Exchange (PX) took place the dayahead prices in the Power Exchange were more than 15% below

  10. Inefficiencies and Market Power in Financial Arbitrage: A Study of California's Electricity Markets

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borenstein, Severin; Bushnell, James; Knittel, Christopher R.; Wolfram, Catherine

    2004-01-01

    in the California Power Exchange Energy Markets. ” Preparedhour. Trading in the Power Exchange (PX) took place the dayahead prices in the Power Exchange were more than 15% below

  11. Principal-agent incentives, excess caution, and market inefficiency: Evidence from utility regulation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; KELLOGG, RYAN M

    2007-01-01

    for natural gas have on markets for pipeline transportation.for the transportation market as it is for the natural gastransportation, and local distribution. Natural gas

  12. Principle-agent Incentives, Excess Caution, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; Kellog, Ryan

    2007-01-01

    for natural gas have on markets for pipeline transportation.for the transportation market as it is for the natural gastransportation, and local distribution. Natural gas

  13. Inefficiencies in the Information Thicket: A Case Study of Derivative Disclosures During the Financial Crisis

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    Bartlett, Robert P. III

    2010-01-01

    case of the California energy crisis, however, neither firmthe growing California energy crisis eventually sparkedinvolve the California energy crisis. None of them discussed

  14. Can Free Entry Be Inefficient? Fixed Commissions and Social Waste in the Real Estate Industry

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    Hsieh, Chang-Tai T; Moretti, Enrico

    2002-01-01

    Commission. The Residential Real Estate Brokerage Industry.r m C o m p e t i t i o n i n Real Estate Commission Rates"The Journal of Real Estate Research 3 (1989) Hopkins, T o

  15. Essays on Regression Spline Structural Nonparametric Stochastic Production Frontier Estimation and Inefficiency Analysis Models 

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    Li, Ke

    2012-02-14

    functions or any function of independent variables within the suggested frameworks. Also shown was that adopting suggested models could greatly increase predictive accuracy through simulations. In the second essay we generalized the suggested models...

  16. DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner...

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

    AeroSys, Inc. to stop distributing two product models - one air conditioner and one heat pump - that DOE testing found to consume more energy than allowed under federal...

  17. Scheduling Inefficient Storage Rozanna N. Jesudasan, Lachlan L. H. Andrew, Hai L. Vu

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Andrew, Lachlan

    scale energy storage to smooth the peak loads placed on the generation, transmission and distribution that without energy storage, the draw from the grid, g(t), should be able to satisfy the demand (load) D(t) 0). Now consider a situation where an energy storage system with maximum capacity B > 0 is installed

  18. Inefficiency in Forward Markets with Supply Friction Desmond W. H. Cai and Adam Wierman

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wierman, Adam

    to installed wind capacity), the error could increase to 12-25% for day-ahead forecasts. Though techniques. However, we also show that, when the system is capacity-constrained, there may not exist equilibria renewable sources by 2020. Wind and solar energy are expected to play major roles in achieving these goals

  19. Retrofitting Inefficient Rooftop Air-Conditioning Units Reduces U.S. Navy Energy Use (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-04-01

    As part of the U.S. Navy's overall energy strategy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partnered with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to demonstrate market-ready energy efficiency measures, renewable energy generation, and energy systems integration. One such technology - retrofitting rooftop air-conditioning units with an advanced rooftop control system - was identified as a promising source for reducing energy use and costs, and can contribute to increasing energy security.

  20. Principle-agent Incentives, Excess Caution, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; Kellog, Ryan

    2007-01-01

    example, capacity on Transcontinental Pipeline’s route fromTexas Gas Transmission, and Transcontinental. The geographicTexas Eastern Texas Gas Transcontinental Table 5: Number of

  1. Principal-agent incentives, excess caution, and market inefficiency: Evidence from utility regulation

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Borenstein, Severin; Busse, Meghan; KELLOGG, RYAN M

    2007-01-01

    example, capacity on Transcontinental Pipeline’s route fromTexas Gas Transmission, and Transcontinental. The geographicTexas Eastern Texas Gas Transcontinental Table 5: Number of

  2. Inefficiency and Ineffectiveness of Software Testing: A Key Problem in Software Engineering

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    , it is common to find consumer products with a few million lines of code. Reuse of components (that may have never been tested with the new use in mind) makes it possible to assemble products orders of magnitude efficiency. The most common automation technique, regression test automation, automates only test execution

  3. Oh, the Joys of Energy-Inefficient Smartphone Ownership! | Department of

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

    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 of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAandSummary Areas of the country thatFernaldOffshore Wind Jobshave

  4. DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and

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

    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 Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum Based| Department ofRefrigeratorsDepartment ofHeat Pump Models | Department of

  5. DOE Requires Air-Con International to Cease Sales of Inefficient Air

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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 Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum Based| Department ofRefrigeratorsDepartmentEP9425 701EnergyDepartment

  6. DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and

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

    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 of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-in electric vehicle10nominate anDepartmentAssThis orderHighDOEOrderHeat Pump

  7. BT Technology Journal Vol 22 No 4 October 2004 253 Affective learning --a manifesto

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    BT Technology Journal · Vol 22 No 4 · October 2004 253 Affective learning -- a manifesto R W Picard the imbalance by developing theories and technologies in which affect and cognition are appropriately integrated perspective of new research in which computer technology is used to redress the imbalance that was caused (or

  8. How Increased Crude Oil Demand by China and India Affects the International Market

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    1 How Increased Crude Oil Demand by China and India Affects the International Market. Abstract The global crude oil market is characterised by complex interactions between demand and supply. The question that we address in this paper is how increased demand for crude oil by China and India affects

  9. Model for multiple stress-affected martensitic transformations, microstructural entropy and

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    Cambridge, University of

    Model for multiple stress-affected martensitic transformations, microstructural entropy Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, U.K b Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, India c Graduate Institute-affected martensitic transformations, a simple theory is presented to enable the calculation of the volume fractions

  10. Modeling Task-Based vs. Affect-based Feedback Behavior in Pedagogical Agents

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    Young, R. Michael

    has focused on pedagogical content, often at the expense of the affective component of the learning process. It is unclear under which circumstances it is more appropriate to focus directly on student of emphasis on affect is not surprising given the effects it has been shown to have on learning. Student

  11. Positive Affect, Intertemporal Choice, and Levels of Thinking: Increasing Consumers' Willingness to Wait

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    Pyone, Jin Seok; Isen, Alice M.

    2011-06-01

    in positive (vs. neutral) affect were more likely to choose a larger mail-in rebate over a smaller instant rebate when the reward differences were moderate (but not when they were small). Two studies demonstrate the impact of positive affect on intertemporal...

  12. Does the infrasound from wind turbines affect the inner ear? Alec N. Salt1

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    Salt, Alec N.

    Does the infrasound from wind turbines affect the inner ear? Alec N. Salt1 1 Washington University turbines adversely affects human health. The unweighted spectrum of wind turbine noise slowly rises (needing over 120 dB SPL to detect 2 Hz) it is claimed that infrasound generated by wind turbines is below

  13. The Freedom of Information Act How it affects you a leaflet for staff

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    Zernicka-Goetz, Magdalena

    The Freedom of Information Act 2000 How it affects you ­ a leaflet for staff #12;University of Cambridge The Freedom of Information Act 2000: How it affects you! From 1st January 2005, the Freedom of Information Act will give individuals extensive rights to demand information from the University. Any written

  14. Affective Issues in the Search for Artificial Intelligence By Jason Aughenbaugh

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    Affective Issues in the Search for Artificial Intelligence By Jason Aughenbaugh Jma;1 Recent studies in robotics, artificial intelligence, and the emerging field of affective computing have, but such endeavors into artificial intelligence, or AI, have until recently only yielded computers with specialized

  15. Energy deposition of 24 GeV/c protons in gravity affected

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    McDonald, Kirk

    Energy deposition of 24 GeV/c protons in gravity affected mercury jet Sergei Striganov Fermilab Data Analysis(latest update : 07Oct08), including dispersion term. · If there is vacuum only between +- 15 degree 75 +- 15 degree #12;Energy deposition density in round gravity affected jet at 5 Tesla, r=8

  16. Heat Affected Zone Microstructures and Their Influence on Toughness in Two Microalloyed HSLA Steels

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    Rohrer, Gregory S.

    microalloyed steels following heat treatments to simulate weld heat affected zone (HAZ) structures over a range on the second of these, toughness of the CG HAZ and uses thermal treatments to simulate effects of welding heat1 Heat Affected Zone Microstructures and Their Influence on Toughness in Two Microalloyed HSLA

  17. Elastin protein levels are a vital modifier affecting normal lung development and susceptibility to emphysema

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    Mecham, Robert

    Elastin protein levels are a vital modifier affecting normal lung development and susceptibility modifier affecting normal lung development and susceptibility to emphysema. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol-induced emphysema is highly variable, and numerous genetic and environmental factors are thought to mitigate lung

  18. Inside Texas Tech: Cotton Technology Aims to Clean Oil-Affected Waters | KTTZ Radio Television

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    Rock, Chris

    Inside Texas Tech: Cotton Technology Aims to Clean Oil-Affected Waters | KTTZ Radio Television Content View all podcasts & RSS feeds ON AIR NOW Morning Edition Listen Live E-mail 0 Comments Print Blogs 7:00 AM WED MARCH 18, 2015 Inside Texas Tech: Cotton Technology Aims to Clean Oil-Affected Waters

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  1. When physical similarity matters: Mechanisms underlying affective learning generalization to the evaluation of novel faces

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    Todorov, Alex

    When physical similarity matters: Mechanisms underlying affective learning generalization instructions to disregard physical similarity Learning generalization is a powerful and relatively automatic). The findings of the experiments suggest that learning generalization based on facial physical similarity

  2. Being Blue in Hawai‘i: Politics, Affect, and the Last Queen of Hawai‘i

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    Harvey, Bruce

    2011-01-01

    Being Blue in Hawai‘i: Politics, Affect, and the Last Queenmore primarily violated. To be blue in Hawai‘i is to be in amore subtle nuances of being blue in Hawai‘i. Yet also in

  3. 33 CFR 322: Permits for Structures or Work in or Affecting Navigable...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    33 CFR 322: Permits for Structures or Work in or Affecting Navigable Waters of the United States Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document-...

  4. How does vegetation affect sedimentation on tidal marshes? Investigating particle capture and hydrodynamic controls

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    Mudd, Simon Marius

    How does vegetation affect sedimentation on tidal marshes? Investigating particle capture stems, or enhanced settling due to a reduction in turbulent kinetic energy within flows through kinetic energy in the fertilized canopy. Our newly developed models of biologically mediated sedimentation

  5. The effect of affect in advertising: can product preference be conditioned by background music? 

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    Stone, Katrina

    2007-01-01

    The present experiment provides a recent replication of Gorn’ (1982) affective conditioning study, investigating the role of music-induced mood in advertising and its subsequent effect on product choice. As an extension ...

  6. 9.68 Affect: Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects of Feelings, Spring 2005

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    Chorover, Stephan L.

    Affect is to cognition and behavior as feeling is to thinking and acting or as values are to beliefs and practices. Subject considers these relations, both at the psychological level of organization and in terms of their ...

  7. Title: Affective Artificial Intelligence for loving robots By Professor Hooman Samani, NTPU, Taiwan

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    Chen, Chaur-Chin

    Title: Affective Artificial Intelligence for loving robots By Professor Hooman Samani, NTPU, Taiwan advanced artificial intelligence system of Lovotics includes an Artificial Endocrine System (based (based on emotions) modules. Psychological unit of the Lovotics artificial intelligence calculates

  8. Does dyselxia affect self-esteem, self-concept and satisfaction with life in university students? 

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    Graham, Sarah L

    2009-07-03

    Objectives: Previous literature suggests that dyslexia affects self-esteem and self-concept in school children (Humphrey & Mullins, 2004). This study will extend the research into a sample of university students measuring ...

  9. Posters: Psychiatric Genetics, Neurogenetics and Neurodegeneration74 Copy number aberrations affecting adhesion genes involved in the

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    Hochreiter, Sepp

    . For extracting ASD candidate genes, we developed an analysis pipeline for rare and small CNAs. Rare CNAs risk in 5-15% of cases in families with one affected individual. We performed array comparative genomic

  10. Hydraulic redistribution of soil water by roots affects whole-stand evapotranspiration and net ecosystem

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    Noormets, Asko

    Hydraulic redistribution of soil water by roots affects whole-stand evapotranspiration and net sap flow, soil water content, understory, water potential. Summary · Hydraulic redistribution (HR , respectively. · Hydraulic redistribution mitigated the effects of soil drying on understory and stand

  11. Aphid-tending Ants Affect Secondary Users in Leaf Shelters and Rates of Herbivory on

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    Sanders, Nathan J.

    Aphid-tending Ants Affect Secondary Users in Leaf Shelters and Rates of Herbivory on Salix communities within leaf shelters on Hooker's willow (Salix hookeriana) in a coastal dune ecosystem in northern

  12. 9.68 Affect: Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects of "Feelings", Spring 2009

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    Chorover, Stephan L.

    Affect is to cognition and behavior as feeling is to thinking and acting, or as values are to beliefs and practices. Considers these relations, both at the psychological level of organization and also in terms of their ...

  13. How Sales Taxes Affect Customer and Firm Behavior: The Role of Search on the Internet

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    Anderson, Eric T.

    When a multichannel retailer opens its first retail store in a state, the firm is obligated to collect sales taxes on all Internet and catalog orders shipped to that state. This article assesses how opening a store affects ...

  14. Factors Affecting the Fragmentation of Peptide Ions: Metal Cationization and Fragmentation Timescale 

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    Kmiec, Kevin

    2012-10-19

    The factors affecting peptide fragmentation have been extensively studied in the literature in order to better predict the fragment ion spectra of peptides and proteins. While there are countless influences to consider, metal cation binding...

  15. Cosmopolitan America: Affect, Attention, and the Nation in Post-Cold War Literature 

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    Yost, Brian Armstrong

    2014-04-18

    My dissertation makes two key interventions in the fields of cosmopolitanism and contemporary American literature. First, I define cosmopolitanism as a way of organizing sociality in terms of affect, through how individuals ...

  16. Exploring the human-car bond through an Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA)

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    Foen, Nancy (Nancy V.)

    2012-01-01

    As the amount of time spent inside vehicles increases, there is an ever more pressing need for safe interfaces that support drivers while they are multi-tasking. We present an Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA), a ...

  17. Supercomputing and Energy in China: How Investment in HPC Affects Oil Security

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    WILSON, Jordan

    2014-01-01

    these NOCs’ investments in international oil exploration andin China: How Investment in HPC Affects Oil Security Jordanoil compa- nies still apparently see foreign machines as preferable. Second, state investment

  18. Long-term management of AAR-affected structures - An international perspective

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    Charlwood, R.G.; Solymar, Z.V.

    1995-12-31

    The objective of the paper is to review international practice and comment on progress made in the long-term management of existing AAR-affected dams and hydroelectric plants. A updated detailed worldwide listing which now includes 104 AAR-affected structures constructed since 1900 will be presented. The listing gives summary data on the year of construction, the year that significant problems were noted, aggregate and cement types, measured expansion rates, test data, time to initial deterioration, duration of reaction, damage to the structures and effects on equipment, and repairs or replacement. A comprehensive bibliography will also be given. Analysis of the database and significant case histories will be used to identify issues affecting dam safety, plant operations, remedial measures and long-term performance of AAR-affected structures. The presentation will be illustrated by several case histories where remedial measures have been implemented.

  19. How the Nature of Information Affects Binding in Visual Working Memory 

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    Walt, Nicola

    2007-01-01

    The question of whether binding information affects the capacity of visual working memory has not been established to date. Different trends in thought have hypothesized different effects for the way information is stored ...

  20. State Air Emission Regulations That Affect Electric Power Producers (Update) (released in AEO2006)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2006-01-01

    Several states have recently enacted air emission regulations that will affect the electricity generation sector. The regulations govern emissions of NOx, SO2, CO2, and mercury from power plants.

  1. Factors affecting the permanence of livestock projects undertaken by Heifer International-Mexico 

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    Arispe, Sergio Adrian

    2003-01-01

    in the state of Durango, Mexico. This study identified and analyzed the factors affecting the permanence of hog and dairy cow projects in four communities in the state of Durango, Mexico. The researcher interviewed seven project managers and 35 beneficiaries...

  2. Mercury-Contaminated Sediments Affect Amphipod Feeding Mirco Bundschuh Jochen P. Zubrod Frank Seitz

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    Fabrizio, Mary C.

    Mercury-Contaminated Sediments Affect Amphipod Feeding Mirco Bundschuh · Jochen P. Zubrod · Frank and contaminated field sediment during the preliminary experi- ment and additionally to Sedimite (a commercial mercury- sequestering agent) amended sediments during the final experiment. The preliminary experiment

  3. Factors Affecting the Mechanical Behavior of Bone Subrata Saha, Ph.D.

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    Gilbert, Robert P.

    Factors Affecting the Mechanical Behavior of Bone by Subrata Saha, Ph.D. Research Professor-mail: subrata.saha@downstate.edu ABSTRACT The load carrying capacity of our skeletal system depends

  4. Autism spectrum disorder susceptibility gene TAOK2 affects basal dendrite formation in the neocortex

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    Calderon de Anda, Froylan

    How neurons develop their morphology is an important question in neurobiology. Here we describe a new pathway that specifically affects the formation of basal dendrites and axonal projections in cortical pyramidal neurons. ...

  5. Reward system and temporal pole contributions to affective evaluation during a first person shooter video game

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    Mathiak, Krystyna A; Klasen, Martin; Weber, René; Ackermann, Hermann; Shergill, Sukhwinder S; Mathiak, Klaus

    2011-01-01

    Y: The Enigmatic temporal pole: a review of findings onS, Miyashita Y: Temporal pole activity during perception ofReward system and temporal pole contributions to affective

  6. Sand pack residual oil saturations as affected by extraction with various solvents 

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    Murray, Clarence

    1958-01-01

    LIBRARY S 4 M COLLEGE OF TEXAS SAND PACK RESIDUAL OIL SATURATIONS AS AFFECTED BY EXTRACTION WITH VARIOUS SOLVENTS A Thesis CLARENCE MURRAY, JR. 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 August, I958 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering SAND PACK RESIDUAL OIL SAT URATIONS AS AFFECTED BY EXTRACTION WITH VARIOUS SOLVENTS A Thesis By CLARENCE MURRAY, JR. Approved...

  7. The Expression of Determination: Similarities Between Anger and Approach-related Positive Affect 

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    Harmon-Jones, Cindy

    2011-02-22

    THE EXPRESSION OF DETERMINATION: SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ANGER AND APPROACH-RELATED POSITIVE AFFECT A Thesis by CINDY HARMON-JONES Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2009 Major Subject: Psychology THE EXPRESSION OF DETERMINATION: SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ANGER AND APPROACH-RELATED POSITIVE AFFECT A Thesis by CINDY HARMON-JONES Submitted...

  8. Transference effects on student physicians' affective interactions and clinical inferences in interviews with standardized patients: an experimental study 

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    van Walsum, Kimberly Lynn

    2005-11-01

    and related PAFS-QVC variables onto positive affect, negative affect, clinical inferences (patient as partner) and clinical inferences (likelihood of treatment success) revealed statistically significant effects of intergenerational family relationship...

  9. Affect of Title III of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments on military facilities

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    Trembly, L.A. [Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme, CA (United States)

    1997-12-31

    EPA has promulgated a number of NESHAPs in accordance with Title III of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90) that have affected military installations. This paper provides a survey of NESHAP applicability on military installations and where feasible outlines compliance efforts and quantifies the emission reductions achieved. This paper focuses on NESHAPs promulgated since CAAA90. Specific NESHAPs that will be discussed include Halogenated Solvent Cleaners, Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaners, Chromium Electroplating and Anodizing Tanks, Ship Building and Repair Operations and Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Operations. Other NESHAPs affecting military installations may be addressed if data are available.

  10. Update on State Air Emission Regulations That Affect Electric Power Producers (released in AEO2005)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2005-01-01

    Several states have recently enacted air emission regulations that will affect the electricity generation sector. The regulations are intended to improve air quality in the states and assist them in complying with the revised 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone and fine particulates. The affected states include Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The regulations govern emissions of NOx, SO2, CO2, and mercury from power plants.

  11. Factors affecting the recovery of bacteria in freeze-dried model systems 

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    Custer, Carl Steven

    1970-01-01

    FACTORS AFFECTING THE RECOVERY OF BACTERIA IN FREEZE-DRIED NODEL SYSTENS A Thesis by CARL STEVEN CUSTER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&N University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for tbe degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1970' Najor Subject: Food Technology FACTORS AFFECTING THE RECOVERY OF BACTERIA IN FREEZE-DRIED MODEL SYSTEMS A Thesis CARL STEVEN CUSTER Approved as to sty1e and content by: Chairman of Com tee) Head of Departme (Member) (Member) (Member...

  12. Caste ratios affect the reproductive output of social trematode T. KAMIYA & R. POULIN

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    Poulin, Robert

    Caste ratios affect the reproductive output of social trematode colonies T. KAMIYA & R. POULIN Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Keywords: caste ratio; optimal ratio theory phenotypic diversification in social organisms often leads to formation of physical castes which

  13. he 1900-foot rule and eradication of citrus canker-affected trees

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    Burns, Jacqueline K.

    , but disease in infested groves increased rapidly in extent and severity. Locations directly affected by both early- and late-season rain events had increased canker incidence that dis- qualified fruit sales from on these varieties was often associated with exposure to wind- blown rain due to the absence of nat- ural or planted

  14. Affective Agents: Sustaining Motivation to Learn Through Failure and a State of "Stuck"

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    Affective Agents: Sustaining Motivation to Learn Through Failure and a State of "Stuck" Winslow to persevere and remain motivated through failure. Many researchers creating ITSs have taken the approach' motivation. There are numerous circumstances where this approach is impractical, undesirable, or simply

  15. How do Distribution and Time Zones affect Software Development? A Case Study on

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    Meyer, Bertrand

    How do Distribution and Time Zones affect Software Development? A Case Study on Communication local developments to geographically distributed projects. This paper presents a case study analyzing the effect of distribution and time zones on com- munication in distributed projects. The study was performed

  16. Photovoltaic commercialization: an analysis of legal issues affecting a government-accelerated solar industry

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    Lamm, D.

    1980-06-01

    The Photovoltaics Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1978 is discussed. Legal issues, including solar access, the need for performance standards, the effects of building codes on photovoltaic system use and commercialization, and manufacturer and installer performance guarantees, are examined. Electric utility policies are examined, including interconnection, and rates and legal issues affecting them. (LEW)

  17. Candidate genes affecting Drosophila life span identified by integrating microarray gene expression analysis and QTL mapping

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    Mackay, Trudy F.C.

    University, Boston, MA 02111, United States b Department of Genetics and W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7614, United States Received 4 April 2006, short-lived animal models are essential to identifying the mechanisms and genes that affect the rate

  18. Does thermal quality of the environment affect habitat selection by musk turtles (Sternotherus odoratus)?

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    Blouin-Demers, Gabriel

    Does thermal quality of the environment affect habitat selection by musk turtles (Sternotherus by the musk turtle in a thermally challenging region where the link should be particularly strong. I expected be accomplished by selecting thermally superior habitats. From early May to late August 2007, I located 22 musk

  19. The Affect of Chirality on the Properties of Materials Bruce M. Novak, Jeonghan Kim, Gonglu Tian

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    The Affect of Chirality on the Properties of Materials Bruce M. Novak, Jeonghan Kim, Gonglu Tian of chirality on synthetic materials. In the cases of random-coil polymers (i.e., most synthetic polymer s, chirality can have pronounced influence over their properties. In order to explore this unusual area

  20. Ecological context and metapopulation dynamics affect sex-ratio variation among dioecious plant populations

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    Barrett, Spencer C.H.

    Ecological context and metapopulation dynamics affect sex-ratio variation among dioecious plant the literature were analysed to investigate ecological correlates of among- population sex-ratio variation-ratio bias was associated with the proportion of non-repro- ductive individuals, with greater male bias

  1. Overview of U.S. Legislation and Regulations Affecting Offshore Natural Gas and Oil Activity

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2005-01-01

    This article presents a summary of the legislative and regulatory regime that affects natural gas and oil exploration and production in offshore regions of the United States. It discusses the role and importance of these areas as well as the competing interests surrounding ownership, production, exploration and conservation.

  2. Carbon Capture and Sequestration: how much does this uncertain option affect near-term policy choices?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Carbon Capture and Sequestration: how much does this uncertain option affect near-term policy Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) as a key option to avoid costly emission reduction. While Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) technologies are receiving increasing atten- tion, mainly

  3. RESPONSES OF BENTHIC MICROORGANISMS (THECAMOEBIANS) TO OIL SANDS PROCESS-AFFECTED MATERIALS; PROVIDING

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    Patterson, Timothy

    RESPONSES OF BENTHIC MICROORGANISMS (THECAMOEBIANS) TO OIL SANDS PROCESS-AFFECTED MATERIALS an important role in reclamation options for fluid tailings (OSPW/M) at surface oil sands operations. Through of oil sands operation have been compared. An index of response to stress has been compiled with the goal

  4. Detailed Analysis of Factors Affecting Team Success and Failure in the America's Army Game*

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    Detailed Analysis of Factors Affecting Team Success and Failure in the America's Army Game* CASOS Mellon University School of Computer Science ISRI - Institute for Software Research International CASOS level, team level, and clan level. Statistical analysis methods are used to examine the data at those

  5. Evidence that solar wind fluctuations substantially affect global convection and substorm occurrence

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    that this implies that solar wind ULF power may be an important contributor to the strength of coupling of solar for the connection between iono- spheric convection and solar wind ULF power. The high correlations between ULF powerEvidence that solar wind fluctuations substantially affect global convection and substorm

  6. Does Corporate Social Responsibility Affect the Cost of Capital? * Sadok El Ghoul

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    Does Corporate Social Responsibility Affect the Cost of Capital? * Sadok El Ghoul University the effect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on the cost of equity capital for a large sample of U of Capital? Abstract We examine the effect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on the cost of equity

  7. Factors Affecting Ni and Zn Hydroxide Precipitate Formation in Soils. (S02-peltier222185-oral)

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Factors Affecting Ni and Zn Hydroxide Precipitate Formation in Soils. (S02-peltier222185-oral) Authors: E.F. Peltier* - Univ. of Delaware D.L. Sparks - Univ. of Delaware Abstract: The formation matter in the soil. Speaker Information: Edward Peltier, Univ. of Delaware, Dept. of Plant and Soil

  8. Scaffold proteins may biphasically affect the levels of mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling and

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    Bruck, Jehoshua (Shuki)

    Scaffold proteins may biphasically affect the levels of mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling to preventing crosstalk among related signaling path- ways, scaffold proteins might facilitate signal cases, such as mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades, scaffold proteins are necessary

  9. The Significance of Textures for Affective Interfaces Paula M. Ellis and Joanna J. Bryson

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    Bryson, Joanna J.

    to VR faces is highly dependent on textures applied to the face. We demonstrate this for both a photo-realistic vs. non-photo-realistic texture pair and for a male vs. female texture pair. In both cases this a critical area for future research in affective virtual agents. 1 Introduction There is much disagreement

  10. Contribution of the ventromedial hypothalamus to generation of the affective dimension of pain

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    Borszcz, George S.

    Contribution of the ventromedial hypothalamus to generation of the affective dimension of pain; accepted 21 February 2006 Abstract The ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) is a core structure underlying by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Nociception; Emotion; Hypothalamus; GABAA receptor; Pavlovian

  11. Global climate change is currently affecting many ecological systems and may have large impacts on agri-

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    Articles Global climate change is currently affecting many ecological systems and may have large (Dunbar et al.1994).Such changes in global climate patterns portend potentially large effects on both be crucial in the tropics, where most agriculture is in rain-fed systems and climate change has a potentially

  12. RESEARCH PAPER The strawberry gene FaGAST affects plant growth through

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    Málaga, Universidad de

    RESEARCH PAPER The strawberry gene FaGAST affects plant growth through inhibition of cell The strawberry (Fragaria3ananassa) FaGAST gene encodes a small protein with 12 cysteine residues conserved in strawberry fruits. Ectopic expression of FaGAST in transgenic Fragaria vesca under the control of the CaMV-35

  13. LETTER Volatile communication between plants that affects herbivory: a meta-analysis

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    Ishida, Yuko

    LETTER Volatile communication between plants that affects herbivory: a meta-analysis Richard Karban,1 * Louie H. Yang,1 and Kyle F. Edwards2 Abstract Volatile communication between plants causing of habitat and plant growth form were undetectable. In most cases, the mechanisms of resistance

  14. SEDIMENTS, SEC 4 SEDIMENT-ECOLOGY INTERACTIONS POSITION PAPER Anthropogenic pollutants affect ecosystem services

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    Cirpka, Olaf Arie

    SEDIMENTS, SEC 4 · SEDIMENT-ECOLOGY INTERACTIONS · POSITION PAPER Anthropogenic pollutants affect ecosystem services of freshwater sediments: the need for a "triad plus x" approach Sabine Ulrike Gerbersdorf November 2010 /Accepted: 24 April 2011 # Springer-Verlag 2011 Abstract Purpose Freshwater sediments

  15. Who is Exposed to Gas Prices? How Gasoline Prices Affect Automobile Manufacturers and Dealerships

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    Rothman, Daniel

    Who is Exposed to Gas Prices? How Gasoline Prices Affect Automobile Manufacturers and Dealerships-busse@kellogg.northwestern.edu, knittel@mit.edu, f-zettelmeyer@kellogg.northwestern.edu #12;Who is Exposed to Gas Prices? How Gasoline of gasoline prices, and consumer responses to gasoline prices have been well studied. In this paper

  16. Application of Pulsed Melodic Affective Processing to Stock Market Algorithmic Trading and Analysis

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    Miranda, Eduardo Reck

    Application of Pulsed Melodic Affective Processing to Stock Market Algorithmic Trading and Analysis) to stock market analysis and algorithmic trading is examined. PMAP utilizes musically-based pulse sets on the processing efficiency and power. Having defined these elements, they then go on to investigate ways of making

  17. Microbiological, chemical, and sensory quality changes in Pico de gallo as affected by gamma radiation 

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    Miller, Gerald Howard

    1994-01-01

    by radiation and storage. Pectin solubility was affected by radiation treatment and storage. Radiation resulted in conversion of CSP to NXP. Levels of WSP and NXP increased in both treatments during storage, while levels of CSP and OHSP decreased. Pectins were...

  18. Soil Processes Affected by Sixteen Grassland Species Grown under Different Environmental Conditions

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    Thomas, David D.

    Soil Processes Affected by Sixteen Grassland Species Grown under Different Environmental Conditions with the environment, de- termine both the quantity and chemistry of organic matter inputs to soils. Indeed, countless interspecific differences or changing environmental conditions, influences the dynamics of soil organic matter

  19. Soil Aggregate Size Affects Phosphorus Desorption from Highly Weathered Soils and Plant Growth

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    van Kessel, Chris

    Soil Aggregate Size Affects Phosphorus Desorption from Highly Weathered Soils and Plant Growth X of P around soil aggregates (Gunary et al., 1964; Linquist etfrom soil, understanding P desorption from soils may improve the precision of P diagnosis and fertilization recommendations. Many al., 1997

  20. Activity of cGMP-Dependent Protein Kinase (PKG) Affects Sucrose Responsiveness and Habituation

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    Sokolowski, Marla

    than rover (forR ) larvae. We used rover and sitter adult flies to test whether PKG activity affects (1 that rovers (forR ) were more responsive to sucrose than sitters (fors and fors2 ) at 1-, 2-, and 3-wk old in sensory responsiveness and habituation to sucrose stimuli in the adult fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster

  1. Mitigation measures for fish habitat improvement in Alpine rivers affected by hydropower operations

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    Mitigation measures for fish habitat improvement in Alpine rivers affected by hydropower operations In mountainous areas, high-head-storage hydropower plants produce peak load energy. The resulting unsteady water habitat improvement. This method was applied to an Alpine river downstream of a complex storage hydropower

  2. How Run-of-River Operation Affects Hydropower Generation Henriette I. Jager Mark S. Bevelhimer

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    Jager, Henriette I.

    How Run-of-River Operation Affects Hydropower Generation and Value Henriette I. Jager Æ Mark S) are mandated to protect aquatic biota, (2) decrease hydropower generation per unit flow, and (3) decrease energy revenue. We tested these three assump- tions by reviewing hydropower projects with license

  3. Foreign Fishery Developments may have also affected 1984 pond pro-Ecuadorean Shrimp

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    Foreign Fishery Developments may have also affected 1984 pond pro- duction. Ecuadorean Shrimp post- larvae to stock their ponds since March 1985. More recent reports from Ecuador indicate's estimated 60,000 hectares of ponds were dry because of this shortage. About 80 percent of Ecuador's shrimp

  4. Food consumption does not affect the preferred body temperature of Yarrow's spiny lizard (Sceloporus jarrovi)

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    Angilletta, Michael

    Food consumption does not affect the preferred body temperature of Yarrow's spiny lizard animals consume less food, they must reduce their body temperature to maximize growth. However, high because the consumption, digestion, and assimilation of food depend strongly on body temperature

  5. SURFACE LOADING AFFECTS INTERNAL PRESSURE SOURCE CHARACTERISTICS DERIVED FROM VOLCANO DEFORMATION SIGNALS

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    Grapenthin, Ronni

    for subsidence with a load will, e.g. result in values for verti- cal displacement at each grid point). Hence, short wavelength features of complex loads such as lava flows are lost in recorded deformationSURFACE LOADING AFFECTS INTERNAL PRESSURE SOURCE CHARACTERISTICS DERIVED FROM VOLCANO DEFORMATION

  6. Controls on methane released through ebullition in peatlands affected by permafrost degradation

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    and the formation of collapse scar bogs, which have the potential to be large emitters of methane (CH4) from surfaceControls on methane released through ebullition in peatlands affected by permafrost degradation, with little bubble production in deeper peat. During periods of peak plant biomass, bubbles contained acetate

  7. Does Exchange Rate Risk Affect Exports Asymmetrically? Asian Evidence WenShwo Fang,a

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Does Exchange Rate Risk Affect Exports Asymmetrically? Asian Evidence by WenShwo Fang,a YiHao Lai exists, however, regarding its effect on exports. Previous studies implicitly assume symmetry. This paper bivariate GARCH(1,1)-M model. The data include bilateral exports from eight Asian countries to the US

  8. Dynamic Response of Large Wind Power Plant Affected by Diverse Conditions at Individual Turbines

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    Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Lu, Shuai; Lin, Guang; Wang, Shaobu

    2014-07-31

    Diverse operating conditions at individual wind turbine generators (WTG) within wind power plants (WPPs) can affect the WPP dynamic response to system faults. For example, individual WTGs can experience diverse terminal voltage and power output caused by different wind direction and speed, affecting the response of protection and control limiters. In this paper, we present a study to investigate the dynamic response of a detailed WPP model under diverse power outputs of its individual WTGs. Wake effect is considered as the reason for diverse power outputs. The diverse WTG power output is evaluated in a test system where a large 168-machine test WPP is connected to the IEEE-39-bus system. The power output from each WTG is derived from a wake effect model that uses realistic statistical data for incoming wind speed and direction. The results show that diverse WTG output due to wake effect can affect the WPP dynamic response activating specialized control in some turbines. In addition, transient stability is affected by exhibiting uncertainty in critical clearing time calculation.

  9. Water Removal in Bioretention Devices by Evapotranspiration Processes and Related Issues Affecting Performance

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    Water Removal in Bioretention Devices by Evapotranspiration Processes and Related Issues Affecting Performance Robert Pitt,1 Shirley Clark,2 and John Voorhees3 1 Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems 17057 USA. PH: (717) 948-6127, FAX: (717) 948-6580, e-mail: seclark@psu.edu 3 Senior Water Resources

  10. Choice of reconstructed tissue properties affects interpretation of lung EIT images

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    Adler, Andy

    Choice of reconstructed tissue properties affects interpretation of lung EIT images Bartlomiej patients. In lung EIT, the EIT inverse problem is commonly linearised and only changes in electrical properties of the lung and artefacts introduced by the linearisation. #12;Choice of reconstructed tissue

  11. Sex chromosome complement affects nociception in tests of acute and chronic exposure to morphine in mice

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    Sandini, Giulio

    Sex chromosome complement affects nociception in tests of acute and chronic exposure to morphine 5 September 2007 Available online 14 September 2007 Abstract We tested the role of sex chromosome complement and gonadal hormones in sex differences in several different paradigms measuring nociception

  12. Classification of Duty Pulses Affecting Energy Storage Systems in Vehicular Applications

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Classification of Duty Pulses Affecting Energy Storage Systems in Vehicular Applications Arnaud, the energy storage system (ESS) remains the most expensive and the most critical part among the entire in real-world conditions or blindly oversize the energy storage system in order to compensate for reduced

  13. Exploring in the Weblog Space by Detecting Informative and Affective Articles

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    Yang, Qiang

    University of Science and Technology Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong +852-23588768 {nixiaochuan, grxue of weblogs affective articles. The second kind of weblogs is about technologies and different kinds Weblogs, also referred to as blogs, are generally considered as online diaries published and maintained

  14. Which Factors Affect the Success or Failure of Eradication Campaigns against Alien Species?

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    Kratochvíl, Lukas

    Which Factors Affect the Success or Failure of Eradication Campaigns against Alien Species? Therese, The Netherlands Abstract Although issues related to the management of invasive alien species are receiving factors that relate to the success of management campaigns aimed at eradicating invasive alien

  15. Does Small Dam Removal Affect Local Property Values? An Empirical Analysis Bill Provencher

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    Provencher, R. William

    Does Small Dam Removal Affect Local Property Values? An Empirical Analysis Bill Provencher of small dam removal on property values in south-central Wisconsin. Data on residential property sales were obtained for three categories of sites: those where a dam is intact, those where a dam was recently removed

  16. An affective BCI using multiple ERP components associated to facial emotion processing

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    Cichocki, Andrzej

    An affective BCI using multiple ERP components associated to facial emotion processing Qibin Zhao-related potential (ERP) time-locked to this event. This study examined ERP responses to objects, faces target and non-target ERPs for each mental task. In addition, the significant differences among the three

  17. A Study of the Key Variables Affecting Bus Replacement Age Decisions and1 Total Costs2

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    A Study of the Key Variables Affecting Bus Replacement Age Decisions and1 Total Costs2 3 Jesse operational3 and maintenance (O&M) per-mile costs increase as buses age. From a purely economic4 perspective, there is a cost tradeoff between the lower O&M costs of newer fleets and their5 higher initial capital costs

  18. Upper Middle Mainstem Columbia River Subbasin Water Quality Parameters Affected by Hydropower Production

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    hydroelectric projects are run-of-river facilities with very limited capability for storage and flow regulationAppendix E Upper Middle Mainstem Columbia River Subbasin Water Quality Parameters Affected in the Columbia River was identified in the 1960's and 1970's as a potential detriment to salmon. Those concerns

  19. Water Levels of the Great Lakes Who is Affected by Changing Lake Levels?

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    to businesses and residents, but water that runs off the land carries pesticides and nutrients with it. Water of 1986 affected many residents and businesses located along the rivers that provide water to the lakes and along the shoreline of the lakes themselves. In 1986, the Tittabawassee River basin, which eventually

  20. Elevated CO2 levels affect development, motility, and fertility and extend life

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    Morimoto, Richard

    Elevated CO2 levels affect development, motility, and fertility and extend life span August 5, 2008) Hypercapnia (high CO2 levels) occurs in a number of lung diseases and it is associated the response to nonanesthetic CO2 levels and show that levels exceeding 9% induce aberrant motility

  1. POPULATION ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL RESEARCH Food use is affected by the experience of nest predation

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    lower blood d13 C values, suggesting that the experience of nest predation caused them to eat less Isotope Hydrology and Ecology Research Laboratory, Environment Canada, 11 Innovation Blvd, Saskatoon, SK S.1007/s00442-012-2570-y #12;or physiological costs that could potentially affect prey numbers (Creel et al

  2. Risk-taking behaviours in zebra finches affected by mercury exposure Megan E. Kobiela*

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    Swaddle, John

    discovered that MeHg can enter terrestrial food webs and affect songbirds that eat contaminated in is a conservation priority as this pollutant is widespread, poorly regulated, increasing and understudied in terms dense cover in search of food and reluctance to return to foraging after a disturbance. Dosed

  3. Recent research on navigation has been particularly notable for the increased understanding of the factors affecting

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    Burgess, Neil

    of the factors affecting human navigation and the neural networks supporting it. The use of virtual reality humans and other animals in the neural basis of navigation. Addresses *Wellcome Department of Cognitive brain imaging, combined with the use of virtual environments, has revealed strong parallels between

  4. Mining the Structural Genomics Pipeline: Identification of Protein Properties that Affect

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    Gerstein, Mark

    Mining the Structural Genomics Pipeline: Identification of Protein Properties that Affect High process through specialized "pipeline schematics". We find that the properties of a protein that are most the structural genomics pipeline,6 ­ 9 from target cloning, expression, purification, to structural determination

  5. Aging discrepancies of white spruce affect the interpretation of static age structure in boreal

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    Macdonald, Ellen

    NOTE Aging discrepancies of white spruce affect the interpretation of static age structure. Our objectives were to determine whether ground-level ring counts underestimate root collar age of understory P. glauca and whether aging errors increase with stand age. Trees were collected from one to nine

  6. Social & Economic Transformations Affecting Rural People and Communities in Central & Eastern Europe Since 1990

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    Europe Since 1990 Social & Economic Transformations Affecting Rural People and Communities in Central & Eastern Europe Since 1990 EDITED BY Barbora Babjaková, Anna Bandlerová, David L. Brown, Andrzej Kaleta and Communities in Central & Eastern Europe Since 1990 Planning Committee Barbora Babjaková, Slovak University

  7. Parameters affecting production and character of an extrusion texturized protein product from defatted glandless cottonseed meal 

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    Taranto, Michael Vincent

    1974-01-01

    run, Rheolo ical ro erties. The rheological properties of the extrudate were measured with the Texas A&M Agricultural Engineering Testing Apparatus. The test procedures of Cumming et al. (1972) and Suter (1974) were used as guidelines to develop...PARAMETERS AFFECTING PRODUCTION AND CHARACTFR OF AN EXTRUSION TEXTURIZED PROTEIN PRODUCT FROM DEFATTED GLANDLESS COTTONSEED MEAL A Thesis by MICHAEL UINCENT TARANTO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial...

  8. Factors Affecting Self-other Agreement about Employees' Counterproductive Work Behavior: An Item-level Focus 

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    Batarse, Juan Carlos

    2015-04-24

    socially desirable CWBs. 14 For the remaining dimensions (Base Rates, Severity, Stigma, Organizational Sanctions, and Task Relevance), there are competing possibilities for how these attributes of CWBs will affect self-other agreement. Therefore... that was included is referred to as Organizational Sanctions. This dimension examines how strong the punishment is likely to be for each particular CWB if the employee is caught in the act. It is possible that the level of punishment influences the extent...

  9. Mechanical Harvesting of Cotton as Affected by Varietal Characteristics and Other Factors. 

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    Smith, H. P. (Harris Pearson)

    1939-01-01

    good middlini (SGM). 3. Good middling (GM). 4. Strict middling (SM). 5. Middling (M). 6. Strict low m~ddling (SLM). 7. Low m~ddling (.LM). 8. Strict good ordlnary (SGO). 9. Good ordinary (GO). tSP.-Spotted condlt~on of the lint. Variety Ducona... As Affected By Varietal Characteristics And Other Factors - AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0. WALTON, President [Blank Page in Original Bulletin] The influence of cotton's varietal characteristics on the efficiency of mechanical...

  10. Autism rate rises; disorder now affects 1 in 88 By LONA O'CONNOR AND CHARLES ELMORE

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Autism rate rises; disorder now affects 1 in 88 children By LONA O'CONNOR AND CHARLES ELMORE Palm, 2012 A new estimate released Thursday says autism affects more children than ever - 1 in 88, like magnetic waves," said Jack Scott, executive director of the Center for Autism and Related

  11. Fertilizer Facts: April 1997, Number 14 Safflower Seed Yield and Oil Content as Affected by Water and N

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    Fertilizer Facts: April 1997, Number 14 Safflower Seed Yield and Oil Content as Affected by Water to combat weeds, diseases and insects. Although considered drought tolerant, production is affected by water. This study was undertaken to quantify the effect of available water on safflower yield potential and oil

  12. BRITTLE FRACTURE IN HEAT-AFFECTED ZONES OF GIRTH WELDS OF MODERN LINE PIPE STEEL (X100)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    BRITTLE FRACTURE IN HEAT-AFFECTED ZONES OF GIRTH WELDS OF MODERN LINE PIPE STEEL (X100) A.-S. BILAT welds of modern line pipe steel, such as X100, issued from a pulsed automatic gas metal arc welding). The brittle zone is located in the coarse-grained heat-affected zone of the weld. The reproduction of two heat

  13. Land Policy Measures Affecting Livestock Production and Forestry in Mountainous Areas and Worth-Living Integrated Development

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    Psarrakos, Panayiotis

    1 Land Policy Measures Affecting Livestock Production and Forestry in Mountainous Areas and Worth, livestock production, forestry. Introduction "Land policy can be defined as the set of measures, rules analysis of land policy measures affecting livestock production and forestry in mountainous areas

  14. Abstract--As epilepsy affects approximately one percent of the world population, electrical stimulation of brain has

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    Besio, Walter G.

    -fourths of all persons with epilepsy in developing countries [1]. Over 50 million people worldwide are affectedAbstract-- As epilepsy affects approximately one percent of the world population, electrical applied focal transcranial electrical stimulation (TFS) on the surface of the skull of rats via concentric

  15. Loss of solar wind plasma neutrality and affect on surface potentials near the lunar terminator and shadowed polar regions

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Loss of solar wind plasma neutrality and affect on surface potentials near the lunar terminator (2008), Loss of solar wind plasma neutrality and affect on surface potentials near the lunar terminator observations confirm a consistent solar wind-to-wake potential difference of many hundreds of volts (negative

  16. Some Factors Affecting the Utilization of Phosphoric Acid in Soils by Plants in Pot Experiments. 

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    Fudge, J. F. (Joseph Franklin); Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

    1944-01-01

    STATION A. B. CONNER, Director College Station, Texas BULLETIN NO. 647 APRIL, 1944 SOME FACTORS AFFECTING THE UTILIZATION OF PHOSPHORIC ACID IN SOILS BY PLANTS IN POT EXPERIMENTS G. S. FRAPS and J. F. FUDGE Division of Chemistry ! '-7 @ 7... of phosphoric acid re- moved by corn and milo or kafir and the composition and other characteristics of Texas soils was ascertained from the data of 375 pot experiments. acid acid crol nhn! =---, Wit pho; tota DL I. I LLU poll acid wer - . -3 w...

  17. Transcription factor co-localization patterns affect human cell type-specific gene expression.

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    Wang, Dennis; Rendon, Augusto; Ouwehand, Willem; Wernisch, Lorenz

    2012-06-21

    Wang et al. BMC Genomics 2012, 13:263 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/13/263 RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Transcription factor co-localization patterns affect human cell type-specific gene expression Dennis Wang1*, Augusto Rendon2, Willem... identified thousands of regions along the *Correspondence: dennis.wang@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk 1MRC Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Robinson Way, Cambridge, UK Full list of author information is available at the end of the article human genome where...

  18. Variables Affecting Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics Simulation of High-Velocity Flyer Plate Impact Experiments

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    Somasundaram, Deepak S [UNLV; Trabia, Mohamed [UNLV; O'Toole, Brendan [UNLV; Hixson, Robert S [NSTec

    2014-01-23

    This paper describes our work to characterize the variables affecting the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method in the LS-DYNA package for simulating high-velocity flyer plate impact experiments. LS-DYNA simulations are compared with one-dimensional experimental data of an oxygen-free high-conductivity (OFHC) copper flyer plate impacting another plate of the same material. The comparison is made by measuring the velocity of a point on the back surface of the impact plate using the velocity interferometer system for any reflector (VISAR) technique.

  19. Resources for Pet, Poultry and Livestock Owners Affected by Natural Disasters 

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    Faries Jr., Floron C.

    2008-09-02

    of Agriculture can help producers locate hay for sale and pastures for lease. Call 877-429- 1998, or go to www.agr.state.tx.us and check the ?Links/Resources? sec- tion. Resources for Pet, Poultry and Livestock Owners Affected by Natural Disasters Livestock... stream_source_info pdf_2228.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 3611 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name pdf_2228.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 ER-022 9-08 Floron C. Faries, Jr...

  20. Lignin biosynthesis perturbations affect secondary cell wall composition and saccharification yield in Arabidopsis thaliana

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    Van Acker, Rebecca; Vanholme, Ruben; Storme, Véronique; Mortimer, Jennifer C; Dupree, Paul; Boerjan, Wout

    2013-04-26

    and composition? To investigate whether perturbations in the lignin bio- synthetic pathway also affected the abundance of the other cell wall polymers, we measured the cellulose con- tent with the spectrophotometric phenol-sulfuric acid assay (adapted from [45... ://www.biotechnologyforbiofuels.com/content/6/1/46A C E B D F Figure 2 Cell wall degradation after saccharification. Stem material after 48 h of saccharification (including acid pretreatment). (A) Wild-type. The structure of stem segments of the mutants c4h-2 (B), ccr1-3 (C), and ccr1-6 (D...

  1. Crack growth rates of irradiated austenitic stainless steel weld heat affected zone in BWR environments.

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    Chopra, O. K.; Alexandreanu, B.; Gruber, E. E.; Daum, R. S.; Shack, W. J.; Energy Technology

    2006-01-31

    Austenitic stainless steels (SSs) are used extensively as structural alloys in the internal components of reactor pressure vessels because of their superior fracture toughness. However, exposure to high levels of neutron irradiation for extended periods can exacerbate the corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) behavior of these steels by affecting the material microchemistry, material microstructure, and water chemistry. Experimental data are presented on crack growth rates of the heat affected zone (HAZ) in Types 304L and 304 SS weld specimens before and after they were irradiated to a fluence of 5.0 x 10{sup 20} n/cm{sup 2} (E > 1 MeV) ({approx} 0.75 dpa) at {approx}288 C. Crack growth tests were conducted under cycling loading and long hold time trapezoidal loading in simulated boiling water reactor environments on Type 304L SS HAZ of the H5 weld from the Grand Gulf reactor core shroud and on Type 304 SS HAZ of a laboratory-prepared weld. The effects of material composition, irradiation, and water chemistry on growth rates are discussed.

  2. Optimized structure and vibrational properties by error affected potential energy surfaces

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    Andrea Zen; Delyan Zhelyazov; Leonardo Guidoni

    2013-06-18

    The precise theoretical determination of the geometrical parameters of molecules at the minima of their potential energy surface and of the corresponding vibrational properties are of fundamental importance for the interpretation of vibrational spectroscopy experiments. Quantum Monte Carlo techniques are correlated electronic structure methods promising for large molecules, which are intrinsically affected by stochastic errors on both energy and force calculations, making the mentioned calculations more challenging with respect to other more traditional quantum chemistry tools. To circumvent this drawback in the present work we formulate the general problem of evaluating the molecular equilibrium structures, the harmonic frequencies and the anharmonic coefficients of an error affected potential energy surface. The proposed approach, based on a multidimensional fitting procedure, is illustrated together with a critical evaluation of systematic and statistical errors. We observe that the use of forces instead of energies in the fitting procedure reduces the the statistical uncertainty of the vibrational parameters by one order of magnitude. Preliminary results based on Variational Monte Carlo calculations on the water molecule demonstrate the possibility to evaluate geometrical parameters, harmonic and anharmonic coefficients at this level of theory with an affordable computational cost and a small stochastic uncertainty (<0.07% for geometries and <0.7% for vibrational properties).

  3. Vapor-like liquid coexistence densities affect the extension of the critical point's influence zone

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    Rivera, Jose Luis; Guerra-Gonzalez, Roberto

    2015-01-01

    The critical point affects the coexistence behavior of the vapor-liquid equilibrium densities. The length of the critical influence zone is under debate because for some properties, like shear viscosity, the extension is only a few degrees, while for others, such as the density order parameter, the critical influence zone range covers up to hundreds of degrees below the critical temperature. Here we show that for a simple molecular potential of ethane, the critical influence zone covers a wide zone of tens of degrees (below the critical temperature) down to a transition temperature, at which the apparent critical influence zone vanishes and the transition temperature can be predicted through a pressure analysis of the coexisting bulk liquid phase. The liquid phases within the apparent critical influence zone show low densities, making them behave internally like their corresponding vapor phases. Therefore, the experimentally observed wide extension of the critical influence zone is due to a vapor-like effect ...

  4. Variables affecting the yields of fatty esters from transesterified vegetable oils

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    Freedman, B.; Pryde, E.H.; Mounts, T.L.

    1984-10-01

    Transesterification reaction variables that affect yield and purity of the product esters from cottonseed, peanut, soybean and sunflower oils include molar ratio of alcohol to vegetable oil, type of catalyst (alkaline vs acidic), temperature and degree of refinement of the vegetable oil. With alkaline catalysts (either sodium hydroxide or methoxide), temperatures of 60 degrees C or higher, molar ratios of at least 6 to 1 and with fully refined oils, conversion to methyl, ethyl and butyl esters was essentially complete in 1 hr. At moderate temperatures (32 degrees C), vegetable oils were 99% transesterified in ca. 4 hr with an alkaline catalyst. Transesterification by acid catalysis was much slower than by alkali catalysis. Although the crude oils could be transesterified, ester yields were reduced because of gums and extraneous material present in the crude oils. 30 references.

  5. Interface deformations affect the orientation transition of magnetic ellipsoidal particles adsorbed at fluid-fluid interfaces

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    Gary B. Davies; Timm Krüger; Peter V. Coveney; Jens Harting; Fernando Bresme

    2014-10-28

    Manufacturing new soft materials with specific optical, mechanical and magnetic properties is a significant challenge. Assembling and manipulating colloidal particles at fluid interfaces is a promising way to make such materials. We use lattice-Boltzmann simulations to investigate the response of magnetic ellipsoidal particles adsorbed at liquid-liquid interfaces to external magnetic fields. We provide further evidence for the first-order orientation phase transition predicted by Bresme and Faraudo [Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 19 (2007), 375110]. We show that capillary interface deformations around the ellipsoidal particle significantly affect the tilt-angle of the particle for a given dipole-field strength, altering the properties of the orientation transition. We propose scaling laws governing this transition, and suggest how to use these deformations to facilitate particle assembly at fluid-fluid interfaces.

  6. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 86, 014501 (2012) Squeezing as the source of inefficiency in the quantum Otto cycle

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    Nori, Franco

    2012-01-01

    cycle is less efficient than the ideal Carnot engine. Moreover, any heat engine operating at finite cycle A. M. Zagoskin,1,2 S. Savel'ev,1,2 Franco Nori,2,3 and F. V. Kusmartsev1 1 Department of Physics by the same Carnot boundary C as for the classical ones: any deviations from quasistatic evolution suppressing

  7. Heat-affected zone liquation crack on resistance spot welded TWIP steels

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    Saha, Dulal Chandra [Department of Advanced Materials Engineering, Dong-Eui University, 995 Eomgwangno, Busanjin-gu, Busan 614-714 (Korea, Republic of); Chang, InSung [Automotive Production Development Division, Hyundai Motor Company (Korea, Republic of); Park, Yeong-Do, E-mail: ypark@deu.ac.kr [Department of Advanced Materials Engineering, Dong-Eui University, 995 Eomgwangno, Busanjin-gu, Busan 614-714 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-07-01

    In this study, the heat affected zone (HAZ) liquation crack and segregation behavior of the resistance spot welded twinning induced plasticity (TWIP) steel have been reported. Cracks appeared in the post-welded joints that originated at the partially melted zone (PMZ) and propagated from the PMZ through the heat affected zone (HAZ) to the base metal (BM). The crack length and crack opening widths were observed increasing with heat input; and the welding current was identified to be the most influencing parameter for crack formation. Cracks appeared at the PMZ when nugget diameter reached at 4.50 mm or above; and the liquation cracks were found to occur along two sides of the notch tip in the sheet direction rather than in the electrode direction. Cracks were backfilled with the liquid films which has lamellar structure and supposed to be the eutectic constituent. Co-segregation of alloy elements such as, C and Mn were detected on the liquid films by electron-probe microanalysis (EPMA) line scanning and element map which suggests that the liquid film was enrich of Mn and C. The eutectic constituent was identified by analyzing the calculated phase diagram along with thermal temperature history of finite element simulation. Preliminary experimental results showed that cracks have less/no significant effect on the static cross-tensile strength (CTS) and the tensile-shear strength (TSS). In addition, possible ways to avoid cracking were discussed. - Highlights: • The HAZ liquation crack during resistance spot welding of TWIP steel was examined. • Cracks were completely backfilled and healed with divorced eutectic secondary phase. • Co-segregation of C and Mn was detected in the cracked zone. • Heat input was the most influencing factor to initiate liquation crack. • Cracks have less/no significant effect on static tensile properties.

  8. Factors affecting the concentration of outdoor particles indoors (COPI): Identification of data needs and existing data

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    Thatcher, Tracy L.; McKone, Thomas E.; Fisk, William J.; Sohn, Michael D.; Delp, Woody W.; Riley, William J.; Sextro, Richard G.

    2001-12-01

    The process of characterizing human exposure to particulate matter requires information on both particle concentrations in microenvironments and the time-specific activity budgets of individuals among these microenvironments. Because the average amount of time spent indoors by individuals in the US is estimated to be greater than 75%, accurate characterization of particle concentrations indoors is critical to exposure assessments for the US population. In addition, it is estimated that indoor particle concentrations depend strongly on outdoor concentrations. The spatial and temporal variations of indoor particle concentrations as well as the factors that affect these variations are important to health scientists. For them, knowledge of the factors that control the relationship of indoor particle concentrations to outdoor levels is particularly important. In this report, we identify and evaluate sources of data for those factors that affect the transport to and concentration of outdoor particles in the indoor environment. Concentrations of particles indoors depend upon the fraction of outdoor particles that penetrate through the building shell or are transported via the air handling (HVAC) system, the generation of particles by indoor sources, and the loss mechanisms that occur indoors, such as deposition. To address these issues, we (i) identify and assemble relevant information including the behavior of particles during air leakage, HVAC operations, and particle filtration; (ii) review and evaluate the assembled information to distinguish data that are directly relevant to specific estimates of particle transport from those that are only indirectly useful and (iii) provide a synthesis of the currently available information on building air-leakage parameters and their effect on indoor particle matter concentrations.

  9. State policies affecting natural gas consumption (Notice of inquiry issued on August 14, 1992)

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    Lemon, R.; Kamphuis-Zatopa, W.

    1993-03-25

    On August 14, 1992, the United States Department of Energy issued a Request for Comments Concerning State Policies Affecting Natural Gas Consumption. This Notice of (NOI) noted the increasing significance of the role played by states and sought to gain better understanding of how state policies impact the gas industry. The general trend toward a. more competitive marketplace for natural gas, as well as recent regulatory and legislative changes at the Federal level, are driving State regulatory agencies to reevaluate how they regulate natural gas. State action is having a significant impact on the use of natural gas for generating electricity, as well as affecting the cost-effective trade-off between conservation expenditures and gas use. Additionally, fuel choice has an impact upon the environment and national energy security. In light of these dimensions, the Department of Energy initiated this study of State regulation. The goals of this NOI are: (1) help DOE better understand the impact of State policies on the efficient use of gas; (2) increase the awareness of the natural gas industry and Federal and State officials to the important role of State policies and regulations; (3) create an improved forum for dialogue on State and Federal natural gas issues; and, (4) develop a consensus on an analytical agenda that would be most helpful in addressing the regulatory challenges faced by the States. Ninety-seven parties filed comments, and of these ninety-seven, fifteen parties filed reply comments. Appendix One lists these parties. This report briefly syntheses the comments received. The goal is to assist parties to judging the extent of consensus on the problems posed and the remedies suggested, aid in identifying future analytical analyses, and assist parties in assessing differences in strategies and regulatory philosophies which shape these issues and their resolution.

  10. Sources and contents of air pollution affecting term low birth weight in Los Angeles County, California, 2001-2008

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    2014-01-01

    of traf?c-related air pollution impacts on birth outcomes.Sources and contents of air pollution affecting term lowexposure to particulate air pollution and term birth weight:

  11. What Impacts Decision-Making in the Iowa Gambling Task? A Study into Depressive Symptoms, Personality, Affect and Motivation 

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    Varney, Fiona

    2013-07-02

    that are associated with depressive symptoms such as affect and personality have not necessarily been shown to advantageously impact decision-making on the Iowa Gambling Task, which seems rather inconsistent. Furthermore, task motivation, which would be presumed...

  12. Factors Affecting Strategic Choices of the European Union Maritime Shipping Industry: Pre and Post European Union Anti-Trust Exemption 

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    Henderson, Samuel R.

    2010-07-14

    This research is to explore the factors that affect the strategic decision to use or not use pools and conferences within the European Union (“EU”) maritime industry. The following research questions will be explored: What were the differences pre...

  13. Factors Affecting Parents' Decisions to Treat Their Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Complementary and Alternative Treatments 

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    Hall, Sarah Elizabeth

    2012-10-19

    Autism affects approximately one in 110 children in the United States. Many parents choose to treat their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with complementary and alternative (CAM) treatments. In this study, factors that contribute...

  14. Periadolescent oral manganese exposure affects conditioned place preference by cocaine and conditioned place aversion by lithium chloride in rats 

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    Lee, Samuel Ming Hin

    2013-02-22

    Manganese neurotoxicity compromises basal ganglia functions that could affect the limbic system and drug sensitivity. Male rats were orally exposed to manganese chloride (0, 100, 200 mg/kg/day Mn) for 15 days starting at postnatal day (PND) 28...

  15. Nitrate movement in soils and nitrogen uptake efficiency as affected by nitrogen source, time of application, and a nitrification inhibitor 

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    Banks, Kenneth Phanon

    1976-01-01

    NITRATE MOVEMENT IN SOILS AND NITROGEN UPTAKE EFFICIENCY AS AFFECTED BY NITROGEN SOURCEs TINE OF APPLICATIONs AIJD A NITRIFICATION INHIBITOR A Thesis by KENNETH PHAIJON BANKS Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&N University..., Norwood silt loam (Typic Udifluvent) and Houston Black clay (Udic Pellustert) to determine the amount of N03-N leaching from various N fertilizer sources. Nitrate N movement, as affected by time of application, was determined for (NHq)2 Sop, urea...

  16. Quality characteristics of vacuum-packaged beef as affected by postmortem chill, storage temperature and storage interval 

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    Beebe, Sammy Denzil

    1975-01-01

    QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF VACUUM-PACKAGED BEEF AS AFFECTED BY POSTMORTEM CHILL, STORAGE TEMPERATURE AND STORAGE INTERVAL A Thesis by SAMMY DENZIL BEEBE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A1IM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the deoree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1975 Major Subject: Animal Science QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF VACUUM-PACKAGED BEEF AS AFFECTED BY POSTMORTEM CHILL, STORAGE TEMPERATURE AND STORAGE INTERVAL A Thesis by SAMMY DENZIL BEEBE...

  17. Factors which affect programming decision-making of public information radio tape service by Spanish-language broadcasters in Texas 

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    Pina, Manuel

    1974-01-01

    FACTORS WHICH AFFECT PROGRAMMING DECISION-MAKING OF PUBLIC INFORMATION RADIO TAPE SERVICE BY SPANISH-LANGUAGE BROADCASTERS IN TEXAS A Thesis by MANUEL Pl NA, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1974 Major Subject: Educational Administration (public Relations) FACTORS WHICH AFFECT PROGRAMMING DECISION-MAKING OF PUBLIC INFORMATION RADIO TAPE SERVICE BY SPANISH...

  18. Options, knowledge, and satisfaction of Texas residents affected by Edwards Aquifer issues: implications for education and government 

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    Kinney, Amy Suzette

    1994-01-01

    OPINIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SATISFACTION OF TEXAS RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY EDWARDS AQUIFER ISSUES: IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT A Thesis by AMY SUZETTE KINNEY Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... Education ABSTRACT Opinions, Knowledge, and Satisfaction of Texas Residents Affected by Edwards Aquifer Issues: Implications for Education and Government. (December 1994) Amy Suzette Kinney, B. S. , Tarleton State University Chair of Advisory Committee...

  19. CONTINUOSLY STIRRED TANK REACTOR PARAMETERS THAT AFFECT SLUDGE BATCH 6 SIMULANT PROPERTIES

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    Newell, J.; Lambert, D.; Stone, M.; Fernandez, A.

    2010-05-28

    The High Level Radioactive Waste (HLW) Sludge in Savannah River Site (SRS) waste tanks was produced over a period of over 60 years by neutralizing the acidic waste produced in the F and H Separations Canyons with sodium hydroxide. The HLW slurries have been stored at free hydroxide concentrations above 1 M to minimize the corrosion of the carbon steel waste tanks. Sodium nitrite is periodically added as a corrosion inhibitor. The resulting waste has been subjected to supernate evaporation to minimize the volume of the stored waste. In addition, some of the waste tanks experienced high temperatures so some of the waste has been at elevated temperatures. Because the waste is radioactive, the waste is transforming through the decay of shorter lived radioactive species and the radiation damage that the decay releases. The goal of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) simulant development program is to develop a method to produce a sludge simulant that matches both the chemical and physical characteristics of the HLW without the time, temperature profile, chemical or radiation exposure of that of the real waste. Several different approaches have been taken historically toward preparing simulated waste slurries. All of the approaches used in the past dozen years involve some precipitation of the species using similar chemistry to that which formed the radioactive waste solids in the tank farm. All of the approaches add certain chemical species as commercially available insoluble solid compounds. The number of species introduced in this manner, however, has varied widely. All of the simulant preparation approaches make the simulated aqueous phase by adding the appropriate ratios of various sodium salts. The simulant preparation sequence generally starts with an acidic pH and ends up with a caustic pH (typically in the 10-12 range). The current method for making sludge simulant involves the use of a temperature controlled continuously stirred tank reactor (CSTR). Precipitated MnO{sub 2} is combined with metal nitrates and fed into the CSTR. The metals are precipitated by a caustic NaOH stream. The rates at which these streams are added allows for pH adjustment of the mixture. A graphical representation of this process is given in Figure 1. In using the CSTR method for developing simulant, there are various parameters that can be adjusted in order to effectuate a physical change in the resulting simulant: pH, temperature, mixing speed, and flow rate. How will changing these parameters affect the physical properties of the sludge simulant? The ability to determine which parameter affects a particular property could allow one to develop a simulant that would better match the physical characteristics of HLW sludge.

  20. MICROSTRUCTURAL FEATURES AFFECTING PROPERTIES AND AGING OF TRITIUM-EXPOSED AUSTENTIC STAINLESS STEEL

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    Subramanian, K; Michael Morgan, M

    2004-01-10

    A project to implement a life-cycle engineering approach to tritium reservoirs has been initiated through the DOE - Technology Investment Projects. The first task in the project was to develop a comprehensive list of microstructural features that impact the aging performance of the tritium reservoirs. Each of the participating sites (SRNL, SNL, LANL, KCP) independently developed a list of features deemed integral to tritium reservoir performance based upon operational and design experience. An integrated list of features was ultimately developed by the project team that could be included in the modeling process. The features of interest were chosen based upon their impact on the following key factors in controlling crack growth: (1) the H/He solubility or diffusivity within the materials, (2) the stress/strain state at the crack tip, (3) material threshold for crack extension, and (4) microstructure based fracture distance, commonly estimated by grain size for intergranular fracture. Wherever possible, key references were identified to substantiate the effects on the tritium embrittlement phenomenon of the various microstructural features. Each of these features was chosen based upon their impact to the cracking phenomenon of interest. The features chosen were typically associated with orientation, morphology, and distribution of phases and inclusions, grain and grain boundary characteristics, and initial mechanical properties. Phase and inclusion content and distribution were determined to play a key role in the cracking phenomenon. The presence of {delta}-ferrite in the weld and strain-induced martensite in the primarily austenitic matrix are known to facilitate hydrogen diffusion and the interfaces have been observed as a hydrogen assisted fracture path. The morphology, size, and distribution of inclusions and precipitates, particularly on the grain boundaries, influence cracking since they trap hydrogen and facilitate intergranular fracture. Compositional banding and nitrogen concentration were also included as features of interest. The microstructural features of interest included (1) grain size, shape, and orientation; (2) dislocation structure and distribution, or recovered vs. un-recovered. The grain size and orientation affect the grain boundary fracture stress and the hydrogen solubility and diffusion paths. The dislocation structure and distribution play a role in hydrogen trapping as well as potentially affecting the hydrogen assisted fracture path. The initial mechanical and physical properties that are to be included in the investigation are yield stress, fracture toughness, work-hardening capacity, threshold hydrogen cracking stress intensity and stacking-fault energy.

  1. Factors affecting degradation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) during pre-flotation conditioning

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    Caparanga, Alvin R. Basilia, Blessie A.; Dagbay, Kevin B.; Salvacion, Jonathan W.L.

    2009-09-15

    In general, plastics are exposed to different degrading agents in every procedure involved in their recovery from waste mixture and from subsequent recycling. In this study, two methods of pre-flotation conditioning were used to determine how these methods affect the general properties of the pre-conditioned PET particles to be recovered from the PET-PVC mixture. The first method comprised the conditioning of PET samples using an alkaline solution of nonionic surfactant (Triton X-100) based on the patent by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The second method, developed in this study, was a conditioning process which used an alkali-less solution of the same nonionic surfactant (Triton X-100) used in the first method. The following analytical methods were used to characterize properties of the pre-conditioned PET samples that were correlated to relative degradation of the samples: differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), for thermal behavior of the samples; FT-IR spectroscopy, for functional groups present in the samples; and, Pohl's method, for carboxyl end-group concentration count. Results show that in addition to water the presence of NaOH in the conditioning solution contributes to the further degradation of the polymer.

  2. Leading trends in environmental regulation that affect energy development. Final report

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    Steele, R V; Attaway, L D; Christerson, J A; Kikel, D A; Kuebler, J D; Lupatkin, B M; Liu, C S; Meyer, R; Peyton, T O; Sussin, M H

    1980-01-01

    Major environmental issues that are likely to affect the implementation of energy technologies between now and the year 2000 are identified and assessed. The energy technologies specifically addressed are: oil recovery and processing; gas recovery and processing; coal liquefaction; coal gasification (surface); in situ coal gasification; direct coal combustion; advanced power systems; magnetohydrodynamics; surface oil shale retorting; true and modified in situ oil shale retorting; geothermal energy; biomass energy conversion; and nuclear power (fission). Environmental analyses of these technologies included, in addition to the main processing steps, the complete fuel cycle from resource extraction to end use. A comprehensive survey of the environmental community (including environmental groups, researchers, and regulatory agencies) was carried out in parallel with an analysis of the technologies to identify important future environmental issues. Each of the final 20 issues selected by the project staff has the following common attributes: consensus of the environmental community that the issue is important; it is a likely candidate for future regulatory action; it deals with a major environmental aspect of energy development. The analyses of the 20 major issues address their environmental problem areas, current regulatory status, and the impact of future regulations. These analyses are followed by a quantitative assessment of the impact on energy costs and nationwide pollutant emissions of possible future regulations. This is accomplished by employing the Strategic Environmental Assessment System (SEAS) for a subset of the 20 major issues. The report concludes with a more general discussion of the impact of environmental regulatory action on energy development.

  3. Parameters affecting nitrogen oxides in a Coal-Fired Flow Facility system

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    Lu, Xiaoliang

    1996-03-01

    The unusually high temperature in the primary combustor of the Coal-Fired Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) power generation system causes much higher nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) to be produced than in a conventional coal fired generation system. In order to lower the NO{sub x} concentration to an acceptable level, it is important to know how parameters of the MM power generation system affect the NO{sub x} concentration. This thesis investigates those effects in the Coal-Fired Flow Facility (CFFF) at the University of Tennessee Space Institute under the contract of US Department Of Energy (DOE). With thermodynamic and kinetic computer codes, the theoretical studies were carried out on the parameters of the CFFF system. The results gathered from the computer codes were analyzed and compared with the experimental data collected during the LMF5J test. The thermodynamic and kinetic codes together modeled the NO.{sub x} behavior with reasonable accuracy while some inconsistencies happened at the secondary combustor inlet.

  4. Vapor-like liquid coexistence densities affect the extension of the critical point's influence zone

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    Jose Luis Rivera; Homero Nicanor-Guzman; Roberto Guerra-Gonzalez

    2015-04-16

    The critical point affects the coexistence behavior of the vapor-liquid equilibrium densities. The length of the critical influence zone is under debate because for some properties, like shear viscosity, the extension is only a few degrees, while for others, such as the density order parameter, the critical influence zone range covers up to hundreds of degrees below the critical temperature. Here we show that for a simple molecular potential of ethane, the critical influence zone covers a wide zone of tens of degrees (below the critical temperature) down to a transition temperature, at which the apparent critical influence zone vanishes and the transition temperature can be predicted through a pressure analysis of the coexisting bulk liquid phase. The liquid phases within the apparent critical influence zone show low densities, making them behave internally like their corresponding vapor phases. Therefore, the experimentally observed wide extension of the critical influence zone is due to a vapor-like effect due to low bulk liquid phase densities.

  5. Statistical model selection for better prediction and discovering science mechanisms that affect reliability

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    Anderson-Cook, Christine M.; Morzinski, Jerome; Blecker, Kenneth D.

    2015-08-19

    Understanding the impact of production, environmental exposure and age characteristics on the reliability of a population is frequently based on underlying science and empirical assessment. When there is incomplete science to prescribe which inputs should be included in a model of reliability to predict future trends, statistical model/variable selection techniques can be leveraged on a stockpile or population of units to improve reliability predictions as well as suggest new mechanisms affecting reliability to explore. We describe a five-step process for exploring relationships between available summaries of age, usage and environmental exposure and reliability. The process involves first identifying potential candidatemore »inputs, then second organizing data for the analysis. Third, a variety of models with different combinations of the inputs are estimated, and fourth, flexible metrics are used to compare them. As a result, plots of the predicted relationships are examined to distill leading model contenders into a prioritized list for subject matter experts to understand and compare. The complexity of the model, quality of prediction and cost of future data collection are all factors to be considered by the subject matter experts when selecting a final model.« less

  6. Kinetic and Thermodynamic Selectivity of Intermolecular C-H Activation at [TpRh(PMe3)]. How Does the Ancillary Ligand Affect

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    Jones, William D.

    the Ancillary Ligand Affect the Metal-Carbon Bond Strength? Yunzhe Jiao, James Morris, William W. Brennessel

  7. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. Product and supplier factors affecting the purchasing of U.S. wood products i...

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    permission. Product and supplier factors affecting the purchasing of U.S. wood products i... John M Guerin

  8. Factors affecting breeding season survival of Red-Headed Woodpeckers in South Carolina.

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    Kilgo, John, C.; Vukovich, Mark

    2011-11-18

    Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) populations have declined in the United States and Canada over the past 40 years. However, few demographic studies have been published on the species and none have addressed adult survival. During 2006-2007, we estimated survival probabilities of 80 radio-tagged red-headed woodpeckers during the breeding season in mature loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) forests in South Carolina. We used known-fate models in Program MARK to estimate survival within and between years and to evaluate the effects of foliar cover (number of available cover patches), snag density treatment (high density vs. low density), and sex and age of woodpeckers. Weekly survival probabilities followed a quadratic time trend, being lowest during mid-summer, which coincided with the late nestling and fledgling period. Avian predation, particularly by Cooper's (Accipiter cooperii) and sharp-shinned hawks (A. striatus), accounted for 85% of all mortalities. Our best-supported model estimated an 18-week breeding season survival probability of 0.72 (95% CI = 0.54-0.85) and indicated that the number of cover patches interacted with sex of woodpeckers to affect survival; females with few available cover patches had a lower probability of survival than either males or females with more cover patches. At the median number of cover patches available (n = 6), breeding season survival of females was 0.82 (95% CI = 0.54-0.94) and of males was 0.60 (95% CI = 0.42-0.76). The number of cover patches available to woodpeckers appeared in all 3 of our top models predicting weekly survival, providing further evidence that woodpecker survival was positively associated with availability of cover. Woodpecker survival was not associated with snag density. Our results suggest that protection of {ge}0.7 cover patches per ha during vegetation control activities in mature pine forests will benefit survival of this Partners In Flight Watch List species.

  9. Long-term affected energy production of waste to energy technologies identified by use of energy system analysis

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    Muenster, M.; Meibom, P.

    2010-12-15

    Affected energy production is often decisive for the outcome of consequential life-cycle assessments when comparing the potential environmental impact of products or services. Affected energy production is however difficult to determine. In this article the future long-term affected energy production is identified by use of energy system analysis. The focus is on different uses of waste for energy production. The Waste-to-Energy technologies analysed include co-combustion of coal and waste, anaerobic digestion and thermal gasification. The analysis is based on optimization of both investments and production of electricity, district heating and bio-fuel in a future possible energy system in 2025 in the countries of the Northern European electricity market (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Germany). Scenarios with different CO{sub 2} quota costs are analysed. It is demonstrated that the waste incineration continues to treat the largest amount of waste. Investments in new waste incineration capacity may, however, be superseded by investments in new Waste-to-Energy technologies, particularly those utilising sorted fractions such as organic waste and refuse derived fuel. The changed use of waste proves to always affect a combination of technologies. What is affected varies among the different Waste-to-Energy technologies and is furthermore dependent on the CO{sub 2} quota costs and on the geographical scope. The necessity for investments in flexibility measures varies with the different technologies such as storage of heat and waste as well as expansion of district heating networks. Finally, inflexible technologies such as nuclear power plants are shown to be affected.

  10. Factors that affect fracture fluid clean-up and pressure buildup test results in tight gas reservoirs 

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    Montgomery, Kevin Todd

    1990-01-01

    FACTORS THAT AFFECT FRACTURE FLUID CLEAN-UP AND PRESSURE BUILDUP TEST RESULTS IN TIGHT GAS RESERVOIRS A Thesis KEVIN TODD MONTGOMERY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... of Clean-up of the Invaded Zone Simulation of the Buildup Tests FACTORS AFFECTING FRACTURE FLUID CLEAN-UP Page v 1v 15 17 47 Effect of Dimensionless Fracture Conductivity on Clean-up . . 47 Effect of Fracture Length on Clean-up Effect...

  11. Autism is a condition not very well known but it affects one child in a hundred (Keystone)

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    Hadjikhani, Nouchine

    Autism is a condition not very well known but it affects one child in a hundred (Keystone) Apr 1, 2010 - 17:01 Advocates want turnaround in autism treatment The theories of two of the past century's most prominent psychiatrists have led to wrongheaded treatment of children with autism, advocates have

  12. Technology for Just-In-Time In-Situ Learning of Facial Affect for Persons Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum

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    Technology for Just-In-Time In-Situ Learning of Facial Affect for Persons Diagnosed with an Autism@media.mit.edu ABSTRACT Many first-hand accounts from individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) highlight and behavioral sciences ­ psychology. General Terms Design, Experimentation, Human Factors. Keywords Autism

  13. To appear in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Future Affective Technology for Autism and Emotion

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    for Autism and Emotion Communication Rosalind W. Picard MIT Media Laboratory Cambridge, MA 02139 picard@media.mit.edu Keywords: Affective computing, autism, autonomic nervous system, ambulatory monitoring, wearable sensors, sympathetic nervous system, skin conductance, arousal, stress and anxiety Abstract: People on the autism

  14. How Robots' Questions Affect the Accuracy of the Human Responses Stephanie Rosenthal, Anind K. Dey, Manuela Veloso

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    Veloso, Manuela M.

    How Robots' Questions Affect the Accuracy of the Human Responses Stephanie Rosenthal, Anind K. Dey}@cs.cmu.edu Abstract-- Asking questions is an inevitable part of collabora- tive interactions between humans and robots. However, robotics novices may have difficulty answering the robots' questions if they do not understand

  15. ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF A GRAPHITE BASED COMPOSITE AS AFFECTED BY THE DEGREE OF MIXEDNESS OF GRAPHITE IN

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    filled polymers and the mechanisms involved in the formation of conductive composites of polymerELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF A GRAPHITE BASED COMPOSITE AS AFFECTED BY THE DEGREE OF MIXEDNESS of the volume conductivity of the composite. Background Electrically conductive nonmetallic materials are used

  16. Temporal stability of blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes affected by thermal annealing of emitting layers

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    Chen, Shaw H.

    Temporal stability of blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes affected by thermal morphological instability as part of the challenge to the PhOLED device lifetime. Introduction Blue. In addition to the need for efficient and stable blue emitters,1,2 the technological advances in blue Ph

  17. Brood size and environmental conditions sex-specifically affect nestling immune response in the European starling Sturnus vulgaris

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    University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 Canada. E-mail: olovea@sfu.ca Within sexually size-dimorphic birds. Avian Biol. 36: 549Á/554. In sexually size-dimorphic species, the larger sex can be more sensitive and resources might differentially affect growth and immune function in nestlings of a sexually size-dimorphic

  18. Mutations in the Fourth EGF-like Domain Affect Thrombomodulin-Induced Changes in the Active Site of Thrombin

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    Komives, Elizabeth A.

    Mutations in the Fourth EGF-like Domain Affect Thrombomodulin-Induced Changes in the Active Site conservative mutants of residues in the fourth domain of thrombomodulin (TM) were prepared and assayed of the conservative mutants bound more weakly to thrombin despite the fact that the fourth domain does not directly

  19. Tidal front affects the size of prey used by a top marine predator, the short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)

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    Tidal front affects the size of prey used by a top marine predator, the short-tailed shearwater densities of small euphausiids were associated with a tidal front on the north side of Akutan Pass. At most sites elsewhere in the Bering Sea, away from tidal fronts, shearwaters selected larger (14.2­20.1 mm

  20. Metal contamination of soils and crops affected by the Chenzhou lead/zinc mine spill (Hunan, China)

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    Mailhes, Corinne

    Metal contamination of soils and crops affected by the Chenzhou lead/zinc mine spill (Hunan, China polluted with As, Cd, Zn, Pb and Cu. The contamination levels were in the order of GYBNSZYNJTC showing heavily contaminated than seeds or fruits. Ipomoea was the most severely contaminated crop

  1. LOOK FOR THE SIGNATURE 1 Look for the Signature: How the Infusion of Personal Signatures Affects Product Evaluations and

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    Shyu, Mei-Ling

    LOOK FOR THE SIGNATURE 1 Look for the Signature: How the Infusion of Personal Signatures Affects Product Evaluations and Purchase Behavior Abstract Brand managers often infuse personal signatures. The infusion of a personal signature into marketing stimuli thus influences consumption behavior by (1

  2. lue light affects many aspects of plant growth and develop-ment. Plant blue-light responses include inhibition of

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    Lin, Chentao

    B lue light affects many aspects of plant growth and develop- ment. Plant blue-light responses have identified three blue- light receptors: cryptochrome 1, cryptochrome 2 and phototropin, which of the cryptochromes Plant blue-light receptors have long been recognized from their action spectra to have roles

  3. California's water futures: How water conservation and varying Delta exports affect water supply in the face of climate change

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    Lund, Jay R.

    i California's water futures: How water conservation and varying Delta exports affect water supply implications of changes in urban water conservation, Delta export capacity, and a dry form of climate warming desalination, and expanded water recycling. Results indicate that, depending on climate and Delta export

  4. The inverter is a major component of photovoltaic (PV) systems either autonomous or grid connected. It affects the

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    Oregon, University of

    ABSTRACT The inverter is a major component of photovoltaic (PV) systems either autonomous or grid. INTRODUCTION For any grid tied photovoltaic (PV) system, the inverter is the essential piece of equipment. The inverter affects the overall performance of the photovoltaic (PV) systems and problems concerning inverters

  5. Estimating Upper Bounds for Occupancy and Number of Manatees in Areas Potentially Affected by Oil from the

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    States of America Abstract The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform created the largest from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Julien Martin1 *, Holly H. Edwards1 , Florent Bled2 and Number of Manatees in Areas Potentially Affected by Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. PLoS ONE 9

  6. The Postweld Heat-Treatment Response of Simulated Coarse-Grained Heat-Affected Zones in a New Ferritic

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    DuPont, John N.

    The Postweld Heat-Treatment Response of Simulated Coarse-Grained Heat-Affected Zones in a New steel and also provides a basis for defining the postweld heat treatment (PWHT) of HCM2S. I with this approach is that the alloys respond requires a postweld heat treatment (PWHT) to improve the similarly

  7. Age-Related Affective Modulation of the Startle Eyeblink Response: Older Adults Startle Most When Viewing Positive Pictures

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    Mather, Mara

    Viewing Positive Pictures Michelle C. Feng, Christopher G. Courtney, Mara Mather, Michael E. Dawson and negative pictures from the International Affective Picture System had opposite effects on startle, with potentiated startle when viewing negative pictures compared to positive pictures. Older adults, on the other

  8. Affecting Climate/Culture Change --Using Multiple Points of Entry Jo Handelsman, Ph.D., WISELI Co-Director

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Affecting Climate/Culture Change -- Using Multiple Points of Entry Jo Handelsman, Ph.D., WISELI Co it essential to pursue change through multiple "points of entry." Our efforts at the University of Wisconsin tenure-review case in a particular department to illustrate how multiple points of entry are necessary

  9. GSDI Legal and Economic Working Group: A Template for Reporting National Legal and Economic Issues Affecting Spatial Data

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    Onsrud, Harlan J.

    GSDI Legal and Economic Working Group: A Template for Reporting National Legal and Economic Issues Affecting Spatial Data Infrastructure Developments The primary objective of the GSDI Legal and Economic Working Group is to open communication channels and encourage dialogue regarding the legal and economic

  10. Mobilisation of arsenic from bauxite residue (red mud) affected soils: Effect of pH and redox conditions

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    Burke, Ian

    ). Typically, it comprises residual iron oxides, quartz, sodium aluminosilicates, titanium dioxide, calciumMobilisation of arsenic from bauxite residue (red mud) affected soils: Effect of pH and redox elements, including arsenic. Aerobic and anaer- obic batch experiments were prepared using soils from near

  11. OPERATIONAL AND COMPOSITIONAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES OF ARP/MCU SALTSTONE GROUT

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    Reigel, M.; Edwards, T.; Pickenheim, B.

    2012-02-15

    The Saltstone Production Facility (SPF) receives low level waste (LLW) salt solution from Tank 50H for treatment and disposal. Tank 50H receives transfers from the Effluent Treatment Project (ETP), the H-Canyon General Purpose Evaporator, and the Actinide Removal Process/Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (ARP/MCU) Decontaminated Salt Solution Hold Tank (DSS-HT). At the SPF, the LLW is mixed with premix (a cementitious mixture of portland cement (PC), blast furnace slag (BFS) and Class F fly ash (FA)) in a Readco mixer to produce fresh (uncured) saltstone that is transferred to the Saltstone Disposal Facility (SDF) vaults. The saltstone formulation (mix design) must produce a grout waste form that meets both placement and performance properties. In previous simulated saltstone studies, multiple compositional factors were identified that drive the performance properties of saltstone made from the projected ARP/MCU salt solution. This composition was selected as salt solution simulant since ARP/MCU is the primary influent into Tank 50H. The primary performance property investigated was hydraulic conductivity since it is a variable input property to the saltstone Performance Assessment (PA) transport model. In addition, the porosity, also referred to as void structure, is another variable that impacts the PA response. In addition, Young's modulus and cured density are other performance properties analyzed in this report; however they are indicators of the performance of saltstone and not direct inputs into the PA. The data from previous studies showed that the largest impact on the performance properties of saltstone was due to curing temperature, followed by aluminate concentration in the salt solution, water to premix ratio and premix composition. However, due to the scope of the previous studies, only a few mixes were cured and analyzed at higher temperatures. The samples cured at 60 C had an increased hydraulic conductivity of approximately 600 times that of the sample cured at room temperature. The hydration reactions initiated during the mixing of the premix and salt solution continue during the curing period in the vaults to produce the hardened waste form product. The heat generated from exothermic hydration reactions results in a temperature increase in the vaults that depends on the composition of the decontaminated salt solution being dispositioned, the grout formulation (mix design) and the pour frequency and volume. This heat generation is a contributing factor to the temperature increase in the vaults that leads to an increased cure temperature for the grout. This report will further investigate the impact of curing temperature on saltstone performance properties (hydraulic conductivity, Young's modulus, porosity, etc.) over a range of aluminate concentration, water to premix (w/p) ratio and weight percent fly ash in the premix processed at the SPF. The three curing temperatures selected for this study were chosen to provide data at fixed cure temperatures that represent measured temperatures in the SDF vaults. This does not represent the conditions in the vault where the temperature of the saltstone is continually changing with time. For example, it may take several days for the saltstone to reach 60 C at a given elevation. Previous results demonstrated that the rates at which a selected curing temperature is reached affect the performance properties. The approach taken in this task, a rapid increase to the curing temperature, may be conservative with respect to decreased performance. Nevertheless, the data will provide a basis from which to determine the impact of curing temperature on saltstone performance as a function of key variables. A statistical evaluation of the results for these mixes will be performed to provide the range, and associated uncertainties, of hydraulic conductivity and other properties over this factor space.

  12. THE HUNT FOR GREEN EVERY APRIL: FACTORS AFFECTING FITNESS IN SWITCHGRASS

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    Sarath, Gautam [USDA-ARS

    2014-12-10

    This grant funded work was undertaken to develop fundamental biological knowledge of the factors affecting the complex plant trait “fitness” in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a plant being developed as a biomass crop. Using a diverse range of latitudinally-adapted switchgrass plants, genomic, molecular and physiological studies were performed to track a number of different aspects of plant genetics and physiology over the course of the growing season. Work was performed on both genetically unrelated and genetically related plants. Plants were established in the field from seedlings raised in a greenhouse, or from clones present in other field nurseries. Field grown plants were used as the source of all tissues. The three objectives of this proposal were:(1) Transcript Profiling, Metabolomics, and C and N Partitioning and Recycling in Crowns and Rhizomes of Switchgrass over two growing seasons; (2) Gene Profiling During Regreening and Dormancy of Bulked Segregants; (3) Extent of Linkage Disequilibrium in Populations for Adaptation and Fitness Traits Being Developed for Central and Northern USA, that Show Significant Heterosis. Objective 1 results: Plants were labeled using 13CO2 (a stable isotope) using an acrylic chamber constructed specifically for this purpose. Plants became labeled with 13C and label decayed in aerial tissues over the course of the growing season. Varying amounts of 13C were recovered in the rhizomes. These data are being analyzed. Plants were also labeled with 15N-urea. Plants absorbed significant amounts of label that was remobilized to the growing shoots. N-dynamics would suggest that a portion of the 15N absorbed into the crowns and rhizomes is sequestered below ground. Variable amounts of 15N were translocated from the shoots to the roots over the course of the growing season. Polar metabolites extracted from a diverse array of rhizomes were analyzed using GCMS. Data indicated that there was a significant shift in metabolite pools over the course of the growing season, and differences in the levels of specific metabolites could be linked to the progression of dormancy. Several metabolites that accumulate in dormant rhizomes were identified. Some of these metabolites could be potentially linked to winter-survival of switchgrass. Extensive high-throughput sequencing was conducted on crown and rhizome samples collected from field grown plants. Initial work was performed on a Roche 454 system. All later work was performed on an Illumina sequencing-by-synthesis system. Some of these datasets have been published as peer-reviewed papers, other data are currently being analyzed and being readied for publication. Objective 2 results: Genetically related but phenotypically divergent plants from an octaploid switchgrass population were grown in a replicated field nursery. Rhizomes were harvested at four different times over the course of the growing season from plants with high winter survival and those with lower winter survival. RNA-Seq was performed on harvested materials. Initial analysis suggests that plants with lowered winter survival experience a greater level of cellular stress in dormant tissues. This aspect of plant function is being probed in greater depth. Objective 3 results: A total of 592 individual clones with three clonal replications in a randomized complete block design from each of five populations used in Objective 1 studies were rated for heading date in 2012 and 2014, green-up day of year in 2013, anthesis date in 2012, and yield in 2012, they were also subjected to NIR spectroscopy to derive cell wall composition estimates based on prior NIR calibrations. Plants were genotyped via a genotyping by sequencing (GBS) approach from reduced representation libraries constructed with adaptors that identified each individual. Libraries generated with the restriction enzyme PstI and called SNPs using Samtools after alignment to version 1.1 of the switchgrass genome sequence. A total of approximately 40,000 SNPs were found. These were then further filtered to eliminate markers with a m

  13. Women's reactions to dominant and Agreeable men: how are initial judgements of attraction affected by peer discussion 

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    Dean, Cynthia Maria

    2013-02-22

    -1 WOMEN'S REACTIONS TO DOMINANT AND AGREEABLE MEN: HOW ARE INITIAL JUDGMENTS OF ATTRACTION AFFECTED BY PEER DISCUSSION A Senior Honors Thesis By CYNTHIA MARIA DEAN Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs 4 Academic Scholarships Texas A 8c M... A Senior Honors Thesis By CYNTHIA MARIA DEAN Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs 8r, Academic Scholarships Texas A k M University In partial fulfiHment for the designation of UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW Approved...

  14. Identifying and Mapping Factors Affecting the Siting of Offshore This work is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under NSF award number 1460461. Any opinions, findings,

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Identifying and Mapping Factors Affecting the Siting of Offshore Wind Farms This work is supported). Achieving this goal will require substantial development of offshore wind farms. The location Methods 1. Conducted a literature review to identify factors affecting the siting of offshore wind energy

  15. Structural responses and power output of a wind turbine are strongly affected by the wind field acting on the wind turbine. Knowledge about the wind field and its

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    Stanford University

    ABSTRACT Structural responses and power output of a wind turbine are strongly affected by the wind affect the power output and structural responses of a wind turbine. Wind field characteristics are conventionally described by time averaged features, such as mean wind speed, turbulence intensity and power

  16. Repeated exposure of the developing rat brain to magnetic resonance imaging did not affect neurogenesis, cell death or memory function

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    Zhu, Changlian [Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) [Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden); Department of Pediatrics, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University (China); Gao, Jianfeng [Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) [Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden); Department of Pediatrics, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University (China); Department of Physiology, Henan Traditional Medical University (China); Li, Qian; Huang, Zhiheng; Zhang, Yu; Li, Hongfu [Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) [Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden); Department of Pediatrics, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University (China); Kuhn, Hans-Georg [Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)] [Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden); Blomgren, Klas, E-mail: klas.blomgren@neuro.gu.se [Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) [Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, University of Gothenburg (Sweden); Department of Pediatric Oncology, The Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, Gothenburg (Sweden)

    2011-01-07

    Research highlights: {yields} The effect of MRI on the developing brain is a matter of debate. {yields} Repeated exposure to MRI did not affect neurogenesis. {yields} Memory function was not affected by repeated MRI during development. {yields} Neither late gestation nor young postnatal brains were affected by MRI. {yields} Repeated MRI did not cause cell death in the neurogenic region of the hippocampus. -- Abstract: The effect of magnetic fields on the brain is a matter of debate. The objective of this study was to investigate whether repeated exposure to strong magnetic fields, such as during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), could elicit changes in the developing rat brain. Embryonic day 15 (E15) and postnatal day 14 (P14) rats were exposed to MRI using a 7.05 T MR system. The animals were anesthetized and exposed for 35 min per day for 4 successive days. Control animals were anesthetized but no MRI was performed. Body temperature was maintained at 37 {sup o}C. BrdU was injected after each session (50 mg/kg). One month later, cell proliferation, neurogenesis and astrogenesis in the dentate gyrus were evaluated, revealing no effects of MRI, neither in the E15, nor in the P14 group. DNA damage in the dentate gyrus in the P14 group was evaluated on P18, 1 day after the last session, using TUNEL staining. There was no difference in the number of TUNEL-positive cells after MRI compared with controls, neither in mature neurons, nor in newborn progenitors (BrdU/TUNEL double-labeled cells). Novel object recognition was performed to assess memory function 1 month after MRI. There was no difference in the recognition index observed after MRI compared with the control rats, neither for the E15, nor for the P14 group. In conclusion, repeated exposure to MRI did not appear to affect neurogenesis, cell death or memory function in rats, neither in late gestation (E15-E18) nor in young postnatal (P14-P17) rats.

  17. Factors Affecting Gummy Butter. 

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    Leighton, R. E. (Rudolph Elmo); Moore, A. V.

    1952-01-01

    character of butter 1 body may be accounted for by a no more specific reason than "individualitr of the cow," regardless of her feed. On the other hand, it is shown that when grain sorghum silage is 1 fed along with cottonseed meal, the tendency... for the butter to be gummy is completely overcome. This tendency lends further weight to the already existing experimental data on the advantages of silage feeding for dairy cattle. Feeding experiments and butter analyses show that gummy-bodied butter...

  18. Anticipate-Affect

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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 Outreach Home Room News Publications TraditionalWith

  19. Mutations that affect structure and assembly of light-harvesting proteins in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain 6701

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    Anderson, L.K.; Rayner, M.C.; Eiserling, F.A.

    1987-01-01

    The unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain 6701 was mutagenized with UV irradiation and screened for pigment changes that indicated genetic lesions involving the light-harvesting proteins of the phycobilisome. A previous examination of the pigment mutant UV16 showed an assembly defect in the phycocyanin component of the phycobilisome. Mutagenesis of UV16 produced an additional double mutant, UV16-40, with decreased phycoerythrin content. Phycocyanin and phycoerythrin were isolated from UV16-40 and compared with normal biliproteins. The results suggested that the UV16 mutation affected the alpha subunit of phycocyanin, while the phycoerythrin beta subunit from UV16-40 had lost one of its three chromophores. Characterization of the unassembled phycobilisome components in these mutants suggests that these strains will be useful for probing in vivo the regulated expression and assembly of phycobilisomes.

  20. Simulating Astro-E2 Observations of Galaxy Clusters: the Case of Turbulent Cores Affected by Tsunamis

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    Yutaka Fujita; Tomoaki Matsumoto; Keiichi Wada; Tae Furusho

    2004-12-14

    This is the first attempt to construct detailed X-ray spectra of clusters of galaxies from the results of high-resolution hydrodynamic simulations and simulate X-ray observations in order to study velocity fields of the intracluster medium (ICM). The hydrodynamic simulations are based on the recently proposed tsunami model, in which cluster cores are affected by bulk motions of the ICM and turbulence is produced. We note that most other solutions of the cooling flow problem also involve the generation of turbulence in cluster cores. From the mock X-ray observations with Astro-E2 XRS, we find that turbulent motion of the ICM in cluster cores could be detected with the satellite. The Doppler shifts of the metal lines could be used to discriminate among turbulence models. The gas velocities measured through the mock observations are consistent with the line-emission weighted values inferred directly from hydrodynamic simulations.

  1. Key regulatory drivers affecting shipments of mixed transuranic waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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    Schumann, P.B.; Bacigalupa, G.A.; Kosiewicz, S.T.; Sinkule, B.J.

    1997-02-01

    A number of key regulatory drivers affect the nature, scope, and timing of Los Alamos National Laboratory`s (LANL`s) plans for mixed transuranic (MTRU) waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), which are planned to commence as soon as possible following WIPP`s currently anticipated November, 1997 opening date. This paper provides an overview of some of the key drivers at LANL, particularly emphasizing those associated with the hazardous waste component of LANL`s MTRU waste (MTRU, like any mixed waste, contains both a radioactive and a hazardous waste component). The key drivers discussed here derive from the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and its amendments, including the Federal Facility Compliance Act (FFCAU), and from the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act (NMHWA). These statutory provisions are enforced through three major mechanisms: facility RCRA permits; the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Management Regulations, set forth in the New Mexico Administrative Code, Title 20, Chapter 4, Part 1: and compliance orders issued to enforce these requirements. General requirements in all three categories will apply to MTRU waste management and characterization activities at both WIPP and LANL. In addition, LANL is subject to facility-specific requirements in its RCRA hazardous waste facility permit, permit conditions as currently proposed in RCRA Part B permit applications presently being reviewed by the New Mexico Environment Department (NNED), and facility-specific compliance orders related to MTRU waste management. Likewise, permitting and compliance-related requirements specific to WIPP indirectly affect LANL`s characterization, packaging, record-keeping, and transportation requirements for MTRU waste. LANL must comply with this evolving set of regulatory requirements to begin shipments of MTRU waste to WIPP in a timely fashion.

  2. State policies affecting natural gas consumption (Notice of inquiry issued on August 14, 1992). Summary of comments

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    Lemon, R.; Kamphuis-Zatopa, W.

    1993-03-25

    On August 14, 1992, the United States Department of Energy issued a Request for Comments Concerning State Policies Affecting Natural Gas Consumption. This Notice of (NOI) noted the increasing significance of the role played by states and sought to gain better understanding of how state policies impact the gas industry. The general trend toward a. more competitive marketplace for natural gas, as well as recent regulatory and legislative changes at the Federal level, are driving State regulatory agencies to reevaluate how they regulate natural gas. State action is having a significant impact on the use of natural gas for generating electricity, as well as affecting the cost-effective trade-off between conservation expenditures and gas use. Additionally, fuel choice has an impact upon the environment and national energy security. In light of these dimensions, the Department of Energy initiated this study of State regulation. The goals of this NOI are: (1) help DOE better understand the impact of State policies on the efficient use of gas; (2) increase the awareness of the natural gas industry and Federal and State officials to the important role of State policies and regulations; (3) create an improved forum for dialogue on State and Federal natural gas issues; and, (4) develop a consensus on an analytical agenda that would be most helpful in addressing the regulatory challenges faced by the States. Ninety-seven parties filed comments, and of these ninety-seven, fifteen parties filed reply comments. Appendix One lists these parties. This report briefly syntheses the comments received. The goal is to assist parties to judging the extent of consensus on the problems posed and the remedies suggested, aid in identifying future analytical analyses, and assist parties in assessing differences in strategies and regulatory philosophies which shape these issues and their resolution.

  3. Multiple Sclerosis, MS, is a debilitating disease that affects more than 2.3 million people globally. Dr. Peter Keyel, assistant professor in the

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    Rock, Chris

    Multiple Sclerosis, MS, is a debilitating disease that affects more than 2.3 million people with multiple sclerosis and other auto immune disorders. Dr. Keyel, with the help of laboratory mice

  4. Comparison of the MODIS Active Fire Product and Burned Area Product in Detecting Fire Affected Pixels in the Ecosystems of Belize 2003 - 2009 

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    van, Warmerdam

    2010-11-24

    The MODIS Active Fire Product (AFP) and the Burned Area Product (BAP) were used to analyze the spatial and temporal distribution of fire affected pixels in the ecosystems of Belize from 2003-2009. There was an overall ...

  5. The relevance of social presence, on cognitive learning, and affective learning, in an asynscronous distance learning environment, as identified by selected community college, students in texas 

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    Jones, Brenda Jolivette

    2009-05-15

    OF SOCIAL PRESENCE ON COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE LEARNING IN AN ASYNCHRONOUS DISTANCE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AS IDENTIFIED BY SELECTED STUDENTS IN A COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN TEXAS A Dissertation by BRENDA JOLIVETTE JONES 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 December 2007 Major Subject: Educational Human Resource Development THE RELEVANCE OF SOCIAL PRESENCE ON COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE LEARNING...

  6. Development of the triage, monitoring and treatment Handbook for Members of the Public Affected by Radiological Terrorism - A European Response

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    Kruse, P. [Enviros Consulting Limited, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX (United Kingdom); Rojas-Palma, C. [Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Radiation Protection Div., Mol (Belgium)

    2007-07-01

    European national emergency response plans have long been focused on accidents at nuclear power plants. Recently, the possible threats by disaffected groups have shifted the focus to being prepared also for malevolent use of radiation that are aimed at creating disruption and panic in the society. The casualties will most likely be members of the public. According to the scenario, the number of affected people can vary from a few to mass casualties. The radiation exposure can range from very low to substantial, possibly combined with conventional injuries. There is a need to develop practicable tools for the adequate response to such acts and more specifically to address European guidelines for triage, monitoring and treatment of exposed people. Although European countries have developed emergency response plans for nuclear accidents they have not all made plans for handling malevolent use of radioactive material. Indeed, there is a need to develop practical guidance on emergency response and medical treatment of the public affected by malevolent acts. Generic guidance on this topic has been published by international organisations. They are, however, not operational documents to be used in emergency situations. The Triage, Monitoring and Treatment (TMT) Handbook aims to strengthen the European ability to efficiently respond to malevolent acts in terms of protecting and treating exposed people. Part of the Handbook is also devoted to public information and communication issues which would contribute to public reassurance in emergency situations. The Handbook will be drafted by European and international experts before it is circulated to all emergency response institutions in Europe that would be a part of the handling of malevolent acts using radioactive material. The institutions would be given a 6 months consultation time with encouragement to test the draft Handbook in national exercises. A workshop will allow feedback from these end users on the content, structure and usefulness of the Handbook before a final version is produced. In order to achieve the project's objectives a consortium has been drawn together including, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland, the UK Health Protection Agency, the Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection of Poland and the World Health Organisation. Enviros Consulting is acting as the technical secretariat for the project. The Handbook will aim to harmonise the approaches to handling malevolent acts across Europe. This harmonisation will have an added value on the public confidence in authorities since differing approaches in neighbouring countries could lead to public confusion and mistrust. (authors)

  7. txH2O: Volume 9, Number 1 (Complete) 

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2014-01-01

    are spring-fed, so increased pumping of groundwater will affect spring flows and consequently water bodies. Groundwater management is no easy task In Texas, surface water is legally considered public property and state-owned, while ground- water... the construction of wells and the licensing requirements for water well drillers and pump installers. Water well drillers must submit drilling logs and other required information to TDLR and TWBD. The completion and plugging of such wells must comply with TDLR...

  8. Random search for shared chromosomal regions in four affected individuals: the assignment of a new hereditary ataxia locus

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    Nikali, K.; Suomalainen, A.; Koskinen, T.; Peltonen, L. [Univ. of Helsinki (Finland); Terwilliger, J. [Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom); Weissenbach, J. [Genethon, Evry (France)

    1995-05-01

    Infantile-onset spinocerebellar ataxia (IOSCA) is an autosomal recessively inherited progressive neurological disorder of unknown etiology. This ataxia, identified so far only in the genetically isolated Finnish population, does not share gene locus with any of the previously identified hereditary ataxias, and a random mapping approach was adopted to assign the IOSCA locus. Based on the assumption of one founder mutation, a primary screening of the genome was performed using samples from just four affected individuals in two consanguineous pedigrees. The identification of a shared chromosomal region in these four patients provided the first evidence that the IOSCA gene locus is on chromosome 10q23.3-q24.1, which was confirmed by conventional linkage analysis in the complete family material. Strong linkage disequilibrium observed between IOSCA and the linked markers was utilized to define accurately the critical chromosomal region. The results showed the power of linkage disequilibrium in the locus assignment of diseases with very limited family materials. 30 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. Regional Algal Biofuel Production Potential in the Coterminous United States as Affected by Resource Availability Trade-offs

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    Venteris, Erik R.; Skaggs, Richard; Wigmosta, Mark S.; Coleman, Andre M.

    2014-03-15

    The warm sunny climate and unoccupied arid lands in the American southwest are favorable factors for algae cultivation. However, additional resources affect the overall viability of specific sites and regions. We investigated the tradeoffs between growth rate, water, and CO2 availability and costs for two strains: N. salina and Chlorella sp. We conducted site selection exercises (~88,000 US sites) to produce 21 billion gallons yr-1 (BGY) of renewable diesel (RD). Experimental trials from the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bio-Products (NAABB) team informed the growth model of our Biomass Assessment Tool (BAT). We simulated RD production by both lipid extraction and hydrothermal liquefaction. Sites were prioritized by the net value of biofuel minus water and flue gas costs. Water cost models for N. salina were based on seawater and high salinity groundwater and for Chlorella, fresh and brackish groundwater. CO2 costs were based on a flue gas delivery model. Selections constrained by production and water were concentrated along the Gulf of Mexico and southeast Atlantic coasts due to high growth rates and low water costs. Adding flue gas constraints increased the spatial distribution, but the majority of sites remained in the southeast. The 21 BGY target required ~3.8 million hectares of mainly forest (41.3%) and pasture (35.7%). Exclusion in favor of barren and scrub lands forced most production to the southwestern US, but with increased water consumption (5.7 times) and decreased economic efficiency (-38%).

  10. Motivation Beam sampling the iHMM Variational Inference for DP mixture models Collapsed Variational Inference for HDP Hybr Less inefficient inference in Nonparametric Bayesian

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    Motivation Beam sampling the iHMM Variational Inference for DP mixture models Collapsed Variational, 2009 #12;Motivation Beam sampling the iHMM Variational Inference for DP mixture models Collapsed Variational Inference for HDP Hybr Outline 1 Motivation 2 Beam sampling the iHMM 3 Variational Inference

  11. Comparing bacterial community composition of healthy and dark spot-affected Siderastrea siderea in Florida and the Caribbean

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    Kellogg, Christina A.; Piceno, Yvette M.; Tom, Lauren M.; DeSantis, Todd Z.; Gray, Michael A.; Andersen, Gary L.; Mormile, Melanie R.

    2014-10-07

    Coral disease is one of the major causes of reef degradation. Dark Spot Syndrome (DSS) was described in the early 1990's as brown or purple amorphous areas of tissue on a coral and has since become one of the most prevalent diseases reported on Caribbean reefs. It has been identified in a number of coral species, but there is debate as to whether it is in fact the same disease in different corals. Further, it is questioned whether these macroscopic signs are in fact diagnostic of an infectious disease at all. The most commonly affected species in the Caribbean ismore »the massive starlet coral Siderastrea siderea. We sampled this species in two locations, Dry Tortugas National Park and Virgin Islands National Park. Tissue biopsies were collected from both healthy colonies and those with dark spot lesions. Microbial-community DNA was extracted from coral samples (mucus, tissue, and skeleton), amplified using bacterial-specific primers, and applied to PhyloChip G3 microarrays to examine the bacterial diversity associated with this coral. Samples were also screened for the presence of a fungal ribotype that has recently been implicated as a causative agent of DSS in another coral species, but the amplifications were unsuccessful. S. siderea samples did not cluster consistently based on health state (i.e., normal versus dark spot). Various bacteria, including Cyanobacteria and Vibrios, were observed to have increased relative abundance in the discolored tissue, but the patterns were not consistent across all DSS samples. Overall, our findings do not support the hypothesis that DSS in S. siderea is linked to a bacterial pathogen or pathogens. This dataset provides the most comprehensive overview to date of the bacterial community associated with the scleractinian coral S. siderea.« less

  12. Debt dependency, debt relief, and macroeconomic policies: how does the structure of external and domestic debt affect the well being of a country?s citizenry? 

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    Burns, Jackie Rene

    2005-02-17

    -1 DEBT DEPENDENCY, DEBT RELIEF, AND MACROECONOMIC POLICIES: HOW DOES THE STRUCTURE OF EXTERNAL AND DOMESTIC DEBT AFFECT THE WELL BEING OF A COUNTRY?S CITIZENRY? A Dissertation by JACKIE R. BURNS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies... THE STRUCTURE OF EXTERNAL AND DOMESTIC DEBT AFFECT THE WELL BEING OF A COUNTRY?S CITIZENRY? A Dissertation by JACKIE R. BURNS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

  13. Thymidylate Synthase Gene Polymorphism Affects the Response to Preoperative 5-Fluorouracil Chemoradiation Therapy in Patients With Rectal Cancer

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    Hur, Hyuk; Kang, Jeonghyun; Kim, Nam Kyu; Min, Byung Soh; Lee, Kang Young; Shin, Sang Joon; Keum, Ki Chang; Choi, Junjeong; Kim, Hoguen; Choi, Sung Ho; Lee, Mi-Young

    2011-11-01

    Purpose: This study aims to correlate thymidylate synthase (TS) gene polymorphisms with the tumor response to preoperative 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-based chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in patients with rectal cancer. Methods and Materials: Forty-four patients with rectal cancer treated with 5-FU-based preoperative CRT were prospectively enrolled in this study. Thymidylate synthase expression and TS gene polymorphisms were evaluated in tumor obtained before preoperative CRT and were correlated with the pathologic response, as assessed by histopathologic staging (pTNM) and tumor regression grade. Results: Patients exhibited 2R/3R and 3R/3R tandem repeat polymorphisms in the TS gene. With regard to TS expression in these genotypes, 2R/3RC and 3RC/3RC were defined as the low-expression group and 2R/3RG, 3RC/3RG, and 3RG/3RG as the high-expression group. There was no significant correlation between TS expression and tumor response. There was no significant difference in the tumor response between patients homozygous for 3R/3R and patients heterozygous for 2R/3R. However, 13 of 14 patients in the low-expression group with a G>C single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (2R/3RC [n = 5] or 3RC/3RC [n = 9]) exhibited a significantly greater tumor downstaging rate, as compared with only 12 of 30 patients in the high-expression group without the SNP (2R/3RG [n = 10], 3RC/3RG [n = 9], or 3RG/3RG [n = 11]) (p = 0.001). The nodal downstaging rate was also significantly greater in this low-expression group, as compared with the high-expression group (12 of 14 vs. 14 of 30, p = 0.014). However, there was no significant difference in the tumor regression grade between these groups. Conclusions: This study suggests that SNPs within the TS enhancer region affect the tumor response to preoperative 5-FU-based CRT in rectal cancer.

  14. Late-Phase Melt Conditions Affecting the Potential for In-Vessel Retention in High Power Reactors

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    D. L. Knudson; J. L. Rempe; K. G. Condie; K. Y. Suh; F. B.Cheung; S. B. Kim

    2004-05-01

    If cooling is inadequate during a reactor accident, a significant amount of core material could become molten and relocate to the lower head of the reactor vessel, as happened in the Three Mile Island Unit 2 accident. In such a case, concerns about containment failure and associated risks can be eliminated if it is possible to ensure that the lower head remains intact so that relocated core materials are retained within the vessel. Accordingly, in-vessel retention (IVR) of core melt as a key severe accident management strategy has been adopted by some operating nuclear power plants and planned for some advanced light water reactors. However, it is not clear that currently proposed external reactor vessel cooling (ERVC) without additional enhancements can provide sufficient heat removal to assure IVR for high power reactors (i.e., reactors with power levels up to 1500 MWe). Consequently, a joint United States/Korean International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (I-NERI) has been launched to develop recommendations to improve the margin of success for in-vessel retention in high power reactors. This program is initially focussed on the Korean Advanced Power Reactor—1400 MWe (APR1400) design. However, recommendations will be developed that can be applied to a wide range of existing and advanced reactor designs. The recommendations will focus on modifications to enhance ERVC and modifications to enhance in-vessel debris coolability. In this paper, late-phase melt conditions affecting the potential for IVR of core melt in the APR1400 were established as a basis for developing the I-NERI recommendations. The selection of ‘bounding’ reactor accidents, simulation of those accidents using the SCDAP/RELAP5-3D© code, and resulting late-phase melt conditions are presented. Results from this effort indicate that bounding late-phase melt conditions could include large melt masses (>120,000 kg) relocating at high temperatures (3400 K). Estimated lower head heat fluxes associated with this melt could exceed the maximum critical heat flux, indicating additional measures such as the use of a core catcher and/or modifications to enhance external reactor vessel cooling may be necessary to ensure in-vessel retention of core melt.

  15. The affect of erbium hydride on the conversion efficience to accelerated protons from ultra-shsort pulse laser irradiated foils

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    Offermann, D

    2008-09-04

    This thesis work explores, experimentally, the potential gains in the conversion efficiency from ultra-intense laser light to proton beams using erbium hydride coatings. For years, it has been known that contaminants at the rear surface of an ultra-intense laser irradiated thin foil will be accelerated to multi-MeV. Inertial Confinement Fusion fast ignition using proton beams as the igniter source requires of about 10{sup 16} protons with an average energy of about 3MeV. This is far more than the 10{sup 12} protons available in the contaminant layer. Target designs must include some form of a hydrogen rich coating that can be made thick enough to support the beam requirements of fast ignition. Work with computer simulations of thin foils suggest the atomic mass of the non-hydrogen atoms in the surface layer has a strong affect on the conversion efficiency to protons. For example, the 167amu erbium atoms will take less energy away from the proton beam than a coating using carbon with a mass of 12amu. A pure hydrogen coating would be ideal, but technologically is not feasible at this time. In the experiments performed for my thesis, ErH{sub 3} coatings on 5 {micro}m gold foils are compared with typical contaminants which are approximately equivalent to CH{sub 1.7}. It will be shown that there was a factor of 1.25 {+-} 0.19 improvement in the conversion efficiency for protons above 3MeV using erbium hydride using the Callisto laser. Callisto is a 10J per pulse, 800nm wavelength laser with a pulse duration of 200fs and can be focused to a peak intensity of about 5 x 10{sup 19}W/cm{sup 2}. The total number of protons from either target type was on the order of 10{sup 10}. Furthermore, the same experiment was performed on the Titan laser, which has a 500fs pulse duration, 150J of energy and can be focused to about 3 x 10{sup 20} W/cm{sup 2}. In this experiment 10{sup 12} protons were seen from both erbium hydride and contaminants on 14 {micro} m gold foils. Significant improvements were also observed but possibly because of the depletion of hydrogen in the contaminant layer case.

  16. DOE-EMSP Final Report: Characterization of Changes in Colloid and DNAPL Affecting Surface Chemistry and Remediation

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    Susan E. Powers; Stefan J. Grimberg; Miles Denham

    2007-02-07

    The waste disposal to the M-area basin and A-14 outfall at the Savannah River Department of Energy facility in Aiken SC (USA) included a wide variety of inorganic aqueous flows and organic solvents in the form of dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL). The DNAPL has migrated through the subsurface resulting in widespread groundwater contamination. The goal of this research was to identify and quantify processes that could have affected the migration and remediation of the DNAPL in the subsurface. It was hypothesized that the variety of waste disposed at this site could have altered the mineral, microbial and DNAPL properties at this site relative to other DNAPL sites. The DNAPL was determined to have a very low interfacial tension and is suspected to be distributed in fine grained media, thereby reducing the effectiveness of soil vapor extraction remediation efforts. Although the DNAPL is primarily comprised of tetrachloroethene and trichloroethane, it also contains organic acids and several heavy metals. Experimental results suggest that iron from the aqueous and DNAPL phases undergoes precipitation and dechlorination reactions at the DNAPL-water interface, contributing to the low interfacial tension and acidity of the DNAPL. Biological activity in the contaminated region can also contribute to the low interfacial tension. PCE degrading bacteria produce biosurfactants and adhere to the DNAPL-water interface when stressed by high tetrachloroethene or low dissolved oxygen concentrations. The presence of iron can reduce the interfacial tension by nearly an order of magnitude, while the PCE degraders reduced the interfacial tension by nearly 50%. Abiotic changes in the mineral characteristics were not found to be substantially different between contaminated and background samples. The research completed here begins to shed some insight into the complexities of DNAPL fate and migration at sites where co-disposal of many different waste products occurred. Quantifying the low interfacial tension of the SRS DNAPL helps to formulate a new conceptual picture of the subsurface DNAPL migration and provides an explanation of the limited effectiveness of remediation efforts. Alternative designs for remediation that are more effective for sites with DNAPL in fine grained media are required.

  17. Annual Review 2010-2011 In the past year the LMS has confronted many major issues affecting both research and higher education.

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    Annual Review 2010-2011 #12;In the past year the LMS has confronted many major issues affecting sciences will require that our efforts on these issues continue for the foreseeable future. The LMS has provides an invaluable communication tool for LMS members, and the wider mathematics community. During my

  18. In the near future, Switzerland is predicted to be affected by climate change, that is bound to impact both water demand and water supply

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    Lenstra, Arjen K.

    In the near future, Switzerland is predicted to be affected by climate change, that is bound in Switzerland, mandated by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). 4) Climate change and water resources of future water resources in Switzerland. Two possible solutions: -Randomly reduce water availability -Use

  19. Telecommunications Policy, vol. 37, no. 6-7, July 2013, pp. 540-62 Does ICT in schools affect residential adoption and adult utilization

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    Peha, Jon M.

    Telecommunications Policy, vol. 37, no. 6-7, July 2013, pp. 540-62 Does ICT in schools affect) to show that placing ICT in schools does have significant spill-over effects outside schools. This effect to computers or the Internet at school. Thus, these research questions are addressed: · To what extent does

  20. Asthma in Washington Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults (aged 18 years)1

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    Asthma in Washington Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults to environmental triggers. The following data provide an overview of the burden of asthma in Washington (WA in Washington had asthma. Adult lifetime asthma prevalence was 14.9% and adult current asthma prevalence was 9

  1. Stimulation of CD107 affects LPS-induced cytokine secretion and cellular adhesion through the ERK signaling pathway in the human macrophage-like

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    Lee, Won-Ha

    Stimulation of CD107 affects LPS-induced cytokine secretion and cellular adhesion through the ERK107 ERK Inflammation Signal transduction a b s t r a c t Lysosome-associated membrane proteins (LAMPs that extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) mediates the regulatory action of CD107. These results suggest

  2. Is Psychology right for me? If you are interested in the brain and how it affects our behaviour then Psychology could

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Psychology Is Psychology right for me? If you are interested in the brain and how it affects our behaviour then Psychology could be an option for you. You will explore a variety of factors and different processes that underpin daily activities such as memory, thinking and reasoning. Are all Psychology degrees

  3. Asthma in Wisconsin Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults (aged 18 years)1

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    of age, sex, race, or ethnicity. Although the exact cause of asthma is unknown and it cannot be curedAsthma in Wisconsin Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults to environmental triggers. The following data provide an overview of the burden of asthma in Wisconsin (WI

  4. Asthma in Hawaii Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults (aged 18 years)1

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    of age, sex, race, or ethnicity. Although the exact cause of asthma is unknown and it cannot be curedAsthma in Hawaii Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults to environmental triggers. The following data provide an overview of the burden of asthma in Hawaii (HI) compared

  5. Asthma in California Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults (aged 18 years)1

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    of age, sex, race, or ethnicity. Although the exact cause of asthma is unknown and it cannot be curedAsthma in California Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults to environmental triggers. The following data provide an overview of the burden of asthma in California (CA

  6. Asthma in New York State Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults (aged 18 years)1

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    .S.), regardless of age, sex, race, or ethnicity. Although the exact cause of asthma is unknown and it cannotAsthma in New York State Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million exposure to environmental triggers. The following data provide an overview of the burden of asthma in New

  7. K. E. Metzinger and T. R. Guess, "How Geometric Details Can Affect the Strength of Adhesive Lap Joints", 1997 ASME Wind Energy Symposium, AIAA/ASME, 1997, pp.

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    K. E. Metzinger and T. R. Guess, "How Geometric Details Can Affect the Strength of Adhesive Lap THE STRENGTH OF ADHESIVE LAP JOINTS K. E. Metzinger and T. R. Guess Sandia National Laboratory Albuquerque, NM Abstract The durability of adhesively bonded joints - when utilized as blade attachments - has

  8. Factors Affecting Route Selection and Survival of Steelhead Kelts at Snake River Dams in 2012 and 2013

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    Harnish, Ryan A.; Colotelo, Alison HA; Li, Xinya; Ham, Kenneth D.; Deng, Zhiqun

    2014-12-15

    In 2012 and 2013, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted a study that summarized the passage proportions and route-specific survival rates of steelhead kelts that passed through Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) dams. To accomplish this, a total of 811 steelhead kelts were tagged with Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) transmitters. Acoustic receivers, both autonomous and cabled, were deployed throughout the FCRPS to monitor the downstream movements of tagged-kelts. Kelts were also tagged with Passive Integrated Transponder tags to monitor passage through juvenile bypass systems and detect returning fish. The current study evaluated data collected in 2012 and 2013 to identify individual, behavioral, environmental and dam operation variables that were related to passage and survival of steelhead kelts that passed through FCRPS dams. Bayesian model averaging of multivariable logistic regression models was used to identify the environmental, temporal, operational, individual, and behavioral variables that had the highest probability of influencing the route of passage and the route-specific survival probabilities for kelts that passed Lower Granite (LGR), Little Goose (LGS), and Lower Monumental (LMN) dams in 2012 and 2013. The posterior probabilities of the best models for predicting route of passage ranged from 0.106 for traditional spill at LMN to 0.720 for turbine passage at LGS. Generally, the behavior (depth and near-dam searching activity) of kelts in the forebay appeared to have the greatest influence on their route of passage. Shallower-migrating kelts had a higher probability of passing via the weir and deeper-migrating kelts had a higher probability of passing via the JBS and turbines than other routes. Kelts that displayed a higher level of near-dam searching activity had a higher probability of passing via the spillway weir and those that did less near-dam searching had a higher probability of passing via the JBS and turbines. The side of the river in which kelts approached the dam and dam operations also affected route of passage. Dam operations and the size and condition of kelts were found to have the greatest effect on route-specific survival probabilities for fish that passed via the spillway at LGS. That is, longer kelts and those in fair condition had a lower probability of survival for fish that passed via the spillway weir. The survival of spillway weir- and deep-spill passed kelts was positively correlated with the percent of the total discharge that passed through turbine unit 4. Too few kelts passed through the traditional spill, JBS, and turbine units to evaluate survival through these routes. The information gathered in this study describes Snake River steelhead kelt passage behavior, rates, and distributions through the FCRPS as well as provide information to biologists and engineers about the dam operations and abiotic conditions that are related to passage and survival of steelhead kelts.

  9. Texas' Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas: Procedures for Measuring Electricity Savings from the Adoption of the International Energy Conservation Code (IRC/IECC 2001) in New Residences 

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    Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.; Fitzpatrick, T.; Turner, W. D.

    2002-01-01

    ) in residential construction in non-attainment and affected counties. These electricity savings will then be converted to NOx reductions using the appropriate...

  10. Identification and preliminary characterization of global water resource issues which may be affected by CO/sub 2/-induced climate change

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    Callaway, J.M.; Cohen, M.L.; Currie, J.W.

    1984-04-01

    The objectives were to: (1) identify, characterize, and define existing or projected regional and global water resource management issues which may be affected by CO/sub 2/-induced climate changes; and (2) develop research priorities for acquiring additional information about the potential effects of a CO/sub 2/-induced climate change on the availability and allocation of freshwater supplies. The research was broken into four work elements: (1) identification of water resource management issues on a global and regional basis; (2) identification of a subset of generic CO/sub 2/-related water resource management issues believed to have the highest probability of being affected, beneficially or adversely, by a CO/sub 2/-induced climate change; (3) selection of specific sites for examining the potential effect of a CO/sub 2/-induced climate change on these issues; and (4) conducting detailed case studies at these sites, the results from which will be used to identify future research and data needs in the area of water resources. This report summarizes the research related to the first three work elements. 6 figures, 9 tables.

  11. Work Affecting Public Waters (Minnesota)

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    Earlier sections of chapter 103G describe the process of delineating public waters; this section describes the responsibility of contractors and property owners when construction or other activity...

  12. Factors Affecting Option Premium Values 

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    Johnson, Jason; Smith, Jackie; Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.; Waller, Mark L.

    1999-06-23

    Values Jason Johnson, Jackie Smith, Kevin Dhuyvetter and Mark Waller* Put Options Hedging in the futures market with options is much like buying an insurance policy to protect commodity sellers against declining prices or buyers against ris- ing prices. A...

  13. OVERBURDEN PRESSURE AFFECTS FRACTURE APERTURE

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    Schechter, David S.

    , numerical modeling/reservoir simulation, well testing and geomechanics. Prior to joining TAMU he worked

  14. Factors affecting piston ring friction

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    Liao, Kai, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    The piston ring pack friction is a major contributor to the internal combustion engine mechanical friction loss. The oil control ring decides the oil supply to the top two rings in addition to being the major friction ...

  15. Factors Affecting PMU Installation Costs

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  16. Notices Affected Public: Individuals and

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  17. Factors Affecting the Risk of Brain Metastasis in Small Cell Lung Cancer With Surgery: Is Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation Necessary for Stage I-III Disease?

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    Gong Linlin; Wang, Q.I.; Zhao Lujun; Yuan Zhiyong; Li Ruijian; Wang Ping

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The use of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with surgical resection has not been fully identified. This study undertook to assess the factors affecting the risk of brain metastases in patients with stage I-III SCLC after surgical resection. The implications of PCI treatment for these patients are discussed. Methods and Materials: One hundred twenty-six patients treated with surgical resection for stage I-III SCLC from January 1998-December 2009 were retrospectively analyzed to elucidate the risk factors of brain metastases. Log-rank test and Cox regression model were used to determine the risk factors of brain metastases. Results: The median survival time for this patient population was 34 months, and the 5-year overall survival rate was 34.9%. For the whole group, 23.0% (29/126) of the patients had evidence of metastases to brain. Pathologic stage not only correlated with overall survival but also significantly affected the risk of brain metastases. The 5-year survival rates for patients with pathologic stages I, II, and III were 54.8%, 35.6%, and 14.1%, respectively (P=.001). The frequency of brain metastases in patients with pathologic stages I, II, and III were 6.25% (2/32), 28.2% (11/39), and 29.1% (16/55) (P=.026), respectively. A significant difference in brain metastases between patients with complete resection and incomplete resection was also observed (20.5% vs 42.9%, P=.028). The frequency of brain metastases was not found to be correlated with age, sex, pathologic type, induction chemotherapy, adjuvant chemotherapy, or adjuvant radiation therapy. Conclusions: Stage I SCLC patients with complete resection had a low incidence of brain metastases and a favorable survival rate. Stage II-III disease had a higher incidence of brain metastases. Thus, PCI might have a role for stage II-III disease but not for stage I disease.

  18. The Verus Tool: A Quantitative Approach to the Formal Verification of RealTime Systems 1

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    Clarke, Edmund M.

    Campos, Edmund Clarke and Marius Minea Carnegie Mellon University campos@cs.cmu.edu, emc identify inefficiencies and suggest optimiza­ tions to the design. The same algorithms can then be used to analyze the performance of the modified design. The evaluation of how the optimizations affect the design

  19. Detection of three nonsense mutations and one missense mutation in the interleukin-2 receptor [gamma] chain gene in SCIDX1 that differently affect the mRNA processing

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    Markiewicz, S.; Fischer, A.; Saint Basile, G. de ); Subtil, A.; Dautry-Varsat, A. )

    1994-05-01

    The interleukin-2 receptor [gamma] (IL-2R[gamma]) chain gene encodes a 64-kDa protein that not only composes the high-affinity form of the IL-2 binding receptor in association with the 2R [alpha] and [beta] chains, but also participates in at least the IL-4 and IL-7 receptor complexes. Mutations in this gene have recently been shown to cause X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCIDX1). This disease of the immune system results from an early block of T lymphocyte and natural killer (NK) cell differentiation, which leads to a severe cellular and humoral immune defect that is lethal unless treated by bone marrow transplantation. Analysis of the IL-2R[gamma] gene in SCIDX1 patients has revealed the presence of heterogeneous mutations principally located in the extracellular domain of the molecule. We report here three intraexonic mutations and one deletion in the IL-2R[gamma] gene in four SCIDX1 patients. These mutations appear to differentially affect RNA processing, either by decreasing IL-2R[gamma] mRNA level or by the skipping of a constitutive exon. 16 refs., 1 fig.

  20. Prediction and characterization of heat-affected zone formation in tin-bismuth alloys due to nickel-aluminum multilayer foil reaction

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    Hooper, R. J.; Davis, C. G.; Johns, P. M.; Adams, D. P.; Hirschfeld, D.; Nino, J. C.; Manuel, M. V.

    2015-06-26

    Reactive multilayer foils have the potential to be used as local high intensity heat sources for a variety of applications. In this study, most of the past research effort concerning these materials have focused on understanding the structure-property relationships of the foils that govern the energy released during a reaction. To improve the ability of researchers to more rapidly develop technologies based on reactive multilayer foils, a deeper and more predictive understanding of the relationship between the heat released from the foil and microstructural evolution in the neighboring materials is needed. This work describes the development of a numerical modelmore »for the purpose of predicting heat affected zone size in substrate materials. The model is experimentally validated using a commercially available Ni-Al multilayer foils and alloys from the Sn-Bi binary system. To accomplish this, phenomenological models for predicting the variation of physical properties (i.e., thermal conductivity, density, and heat capacity) with temperature and composition in the Sn-Bi system were utilized using literature data.« less

  1. Comparing bacterial community composition of healthy and dark spot-affected Siderastrea siderea in Florida and the Caribbean

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    Kellogg, Christina A.; Piceno, Yvette M.; Tom, Lauren M.; DeSantis, Todd Z.; Gray, Michael A.; Andersen, Gary L.; Mormile, Melanie R.

    2014-10-07

    Coral disease is one of the major causes of reef degradation. Dark Spot Syndrome (DSS) was described in the early 1990's as brown or purple amorphous areas of tissue on a coral and has since become one of the most prevalent diseases reported on Caribbean reefs. It has been identified in a number of coral species, but there is debate as to whether it is in fact the same disease in different corals. Further, it is questioned whether these macroscopic signs are in fact diagnostic of an infectious disease at all. The most commonly affected species in the Caribbean is the massive starlet coral Siderastrea siderea. We sampled this species in two locations, Dry Tortugas National Park and Virgin Islands National Park. Tissue biopsies were collected from both healthy colonies and those with dark spot lesions. Microbial-community DNA was extracted from coral samples (mucus, tissue, and skeleton), amplified using bacterial-specific primers, and applied to PhyloChip G3 microarrays to examine the bacterial diversity associated with this coral. Samples were also screened for the presence of a fungal ribotype that has recently been implicated as a causative agent of DSS in another coral species, but the amplifications were unsuccessful. S. siderea samples did not cluster consistently based on health state (i.e., normal versus dark spot). Various bacteria, including Cyanobacteria and Vibrios, were observed to have increased relative abundance in the discolored tissue, but the patterns were not consistent across all DSS samples. Overall, our findings do not support the hypothesis that DSS in S. siderea is linked to a bacterial pathogen or pathogens. This dataset provides the most comprehensive overview to date of the bacterial community associated with the scleractinian coral S. siderea.

  2. Experimental and computational results on exciton/free-carrier ratio, hot/thermalized carrier diffusion, and linear/nonlinear rate constants affecting scintillator proportionality

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    Williams, Richard; Grim, Joel; Li, Qi; Ucer, K. B.; Bizarri, G. A.; Kerisit, Sebastien N.; Gao, Fei; Bhattacharya, Pijush; Tupitsyn, Eugene; Rowe, Emmanuel; Buliga, Vladimir M.; Burger, Arnold

    2013-10-01

    Models of nonproportional response in scintillators have highlighted the importance of parameters such as branching ratios, carrier thermalization times, diffusion, kinetic order of quenching, associated rate constants, and radius of the electron track. For example, the fraction ?eh of excitations that are free carriers versus excitons was shown by Payne and coworkers to have strong correlation with the shape of electron energy response curves from Compton-coincidence studies. Rate constants for nonlinear quenching are implicit in almost all models of nonproportionality, and some assumption about track radius must invariably be made if one is to relate linear energy deposition dE/dx to volume-based excitation density n (eh/cm3) in terms of which the rates are defined. Diffusion, affecting time-dependent track radius and thus density of excitations, has been implicated as an important factor in nonlinear light yield. Several groups have recently highlighted diffusion of hot electrons in addition to thermalized carriers and excitons in scintillators. However, experimental determination of many of these parameters in the insulating crystals used as scintillators has seemed difficult. Subpicosecond laser techniques including interband z scan light yield, fluence-dependent decay time, and transient optical absorption are now yielding experimental values for some of the missing rates and ratios needed for modeling scintillator response. First principles calculations and Monte Carlo simulations can fill in additional parameters still unavailable from experiment. As a result, quantitative modeling of scintillator electron energy response from independently determined material parameters is becoming possible on an increasingly firmer data base. This paper describes recent laser experiments, calculations, and numerical modeling of scintillator response.

  3. Analysis of the Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency

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    Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd; Shi, Qing

    2014-03-20

    China will account for about half of the new construction globally in the coming decade. Its floorspace doubled from 1996 to 2011, and Chinese rural buildings alone have as much floorspace as all of U.S. residential buildings. Building energy consumption has also grown, increasing by over 40% since 1990. To curb building energy demand, the Chinese government has launched a series of policies and programs. Combined, this growth in buildings and renovations, along with the policies to promote green buildings, are creating a large market for energy efficiency products and services. This report assesses the impact of China’s policies on building energy efficiency and on the market for energy efficiency in the future. The first chapter of this report introduces the trends in China, drawing on both historical analysis, and detailed modeling of the drivers behind changes in floorspace and building energy demand such as economic and population growth, urbanization, policy. The analysis describes the trends by region, building type and energy service. The second chapter discusses China’s policies to promote green buildings. China began developing building energy codes in the 1980s. Over time, the central government has increased the stringency of the code requirements and the extent of enforcement. The codes are mandatory in all new buildings and major renovations in China’s cities, and they have been a driving force behind the expansion of China’s markets for insulation, efficient windows, and other green building materials. China also has several other important policies to encourage efficient buildings, including the Three-Star Rating System (somewhat akin to LEED), financial incentives tied to efficiency, appliance standards, a phasing out of incandescent bulbs and promotion of efficient lighting, and several policies to encourage retrofits in existing buildings. In the third chapter, we take “deep dives” into the trends affecting key building components. This chapter examines insulation in walls and roofs; efficient windows and doors; heating, air conditioning and controls; and lighting. These markets have seen significant growth because of the strength of the construction sector but also the specific policies that require and promote efficient building components. At the same time, as requirements have become more stringent, there has been fierce competition, and quality has at time suffered, which in turn has created additional challenges. Next we examine existing buildings in chapter four. China has many Soviet-style, inefficient buildings built before stringent requirements for efficiency were more widely enforced. As a result, there are several specific market opportunities related to retrofits. These fall into two or three categories. First, China now has a code for retrofitting residential buildings in the north. Local governments have targets of the number of buildings they must retrofit each year, and they help finance the changes. The requirements focus on insulation, windows, and heat distribution. Second, the Chinese government recently decided to increase the scale of its retrofits of government and state-owned buildings. It hopes to achieve large scale changes through energy service contracts, which creates an opportunity for energy service companies. Third, there is also a small but growing trend to apply energy service contracts to large commercial and residential buildings. This report assesses the impacts of China’s policies on building energy efficiency. By examining the existing literature and interviewing stakeholders from the public, academic, and private sectors, the report seeks to offer an in-depth insights of the opportunities and barriers for major market segments related to building energy efficiency. The report also discusses trends in building energy use, policies promoting building energy efficiency, and energy performance contracting for public building retrofits.

  4. Development of embrittlement prediction models for U.S. power reactors and the impact of the heat-affected zone to thermal annealing

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    Wang, J.A.

    1998-05-01

    The NRC Regulatory Guide 1.99 Revision 2 was based on 177 surveillance data points and the EPRI data base, where 76% of 177 data points and 60% of EPRI data base were from Westinghouse`s data. Therefore, other vendors` radiation environment may not be properly characterized by R.G. 1.99`s prediction. To minimize scatter from the influences of the irradiation temperature, neutron energy spectrum, displacement rate, and plant operation procedures on embrittlement models, improved embrittlement models based on group data that have similar radiation environments and reactor design and operation criteria are examined. A total of 653 shift data points from the current FR-EDB, including 397 Westinghouse data, 93 B and W data, 37 CE data, and 106 GE data, are used. A nonlinear least squares fitting FORTRAN program, incorporating a Monte Carlo procedure with 35% and 10% uncertainty assigned to the fluence and shift data, respectively, was written for this study. In order to have the same adjusted fluence value for the weld and plate material in the same capsule, the Monte Carlo least squares fitting procedure has the ability to adjust the fluence values while running the weld and plate formula simultaneously. Six chemical components, namely, copper, nickel, phosphorus, sulfur, manganese, and molybdenum, were considered in the development of the new embrittlement models. The overall percentage of reduction of the 2-sigma margins per delta RTNDT predicted by the new embrittlement models, compared to that of R.G. 1.99, for weld and base materials are 42% and 36%, respectively. Currently, the need for thermal annealing is seriously being considered for several A302B type RPVs. From the macroscopic view point, even if base and weld materials were verified from mechanical tests to be fully recovered, the linking heat affected zone (HAZ) material has not been properly characterized. Thus the final overall recovery will still be unknown. The great data scatter of the HAZ metals may be the result of the metallurgical heterogeneity that exists in the HAZ. The proposed data fitting procedure for the HAZ material is presented in the paper.

  5. Revegetation Plan for Areas of the Fitzner-Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology Reserve Affected by Decommissioning of Buildings and Infrastructure and Debris Clean-up Actions

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    Downs, Janelle L.; Durham, Robin E.; Larson, Kyle B.

    2011-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Richland Operations Office is working to remove a number of facilities on the Fitzner Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology Reserve (ALE), which is part of the Hanford Reach National Monument. Decommissioning and removal of buildings and debris on ALE will leave bare soils and excavated areas that need to be revegetated to prevent erosion and weed invasion. Four main areas within ALE are affected by these activities (DOE 2009;DOE/EA-1660F): 1) facilities along the ridgeline of Rattlesnake Mountain, 2) the former Nike missile base and ALE HQ laboratory buildings, 3) the aquatic research laboratory at Rattlesnake Springs area, and 4) a number of small sites across ALE where various types of debris remain from previous uses. This revegetation plan addresses the revegetation and restoration of those land areas disturbed by decommissioning and removal of buildings, facilities and associated infrastructure or debris removal. The primary objective of the revegetation efforts on ALE is to establish native vegetation at each of the sites that will enhance and accelerate the recovery of the native plant community that naturally persists at that location. Revegetation is intended to meet the direction specified by the Environmental Assessment (DOE 2009; DOE/EA-1660F) and by Stipulation C.7 of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Rattlesnake Mountain Combined Community Communication Facility and InfrastructureCleanup on the Fitzner/Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology Reserve, Hanford Site, Richland Washington(DOE 2009; Appendix B). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract with CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CPRC) and in consultation with the tribes and DOE-RL developed a site-specific strategy for each of the revegetation units identified within this document. The strategy and implementation approach for each revegetation unit identifies an appropriate native species mix and outlines the necessary site preparation activities and specific methods for seeding and planting at each area. evegetation work is scheduled to commence during the first quarter of FY 2011 to minimize the amount of time that sites are unvegetated and more susceptible to invasion by non-native weedy annual species.

  6. Factors That Affect the Folding Ability of Proteins Aaron R. Dinner,1,2 Victor Abkevich,1 Eugene Shakhnovich,1,2 and Martin Karplus1,2,3*

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    Dinner, Aaron

    Factors That Affect the Folding Ability of Proteins Aaron R. Dinner,1,2 Victor Abkevich,1 Eugene ABSTRACT The folding ability of a heteropoly- mer model for proteins subject to Monte Carlo dynamics: heteropolymer; lattice model; Monte Carlo; protein folding To function as a protein, a polypeptide chain must

  7. Climate change and climate variability affect all regions of the world. U.S. vulnerability to the changes and variations are not only dependent on changes within the U.S. but also on

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    OVERVIEW Climate change and climate variability affect all regions of the world. U.S. vulnerability, it is important to assess emerging threats to national security due to climate change far into the future. Having access to relevant weather and climate data is essential for developing appropriate planning, risk

  8. Recent forecasts from the National Weather Service and other Hurricane watchers predict an active Hurricane Season for the U.S. Connecticut has been severely affected many times by Hurricanes. Individuals, businesses and communities can take some basic st

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    Post, David M.

    Recent forecasts from the National Weather Service and other Hurricane watchers predict an active Hurricane Season for the U.S. Connecticut has been severely affected many times by Hurricanes. Individuals, businesses and communities can take some basic steps to be better informed about and prepared for Hurricanes

  9. Study of the impacts of regulations affecting the acceptance of Integrated Community Energy Systems: public utility, energy facility siting and municipal franchising regulatory programs in the United States. Preliminary background report

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    Feurer, D.A.; Weaver, C.L.; Gallagher, K.C.; Hejna, D.; Rielley, K.J.

    1980-01-01

    This report is a summary of a series of preliminary reports describing the laws and regulatory programs of the United states and each of the 50 states affecting the siting and operation of energy generating facilities likely to be used in Integrated Community Energy Systems (ICES). A brief summary of public utility regulatory programs, energy facility siting programs, and municipal franchising authority is presented in this report to identify how such programs and authority may impact on the ability of an organization, whether or not it be a regulated utility, to construct and operate an ICES. Subsequent reports will (1) describe public utility rate regulatory procedures and practices as they might affect an ICES, (2) analyze each of the aforementioned regulatory programs to identify impediments to the development of ICES, and (3) recommend potential changes in legislation and regulatory practices and procedures to overcome such impediments.

  10. How temperature and pressure affect clear brines

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    Hubbard, J.T.

    1984-04-01

    The correct application of the expansivity and compressibility of brine fluids under the influence of temperature and pressure is needed to calculate the actual hydrostatic pressure in a well. Well operations can benefit by reducing unintentional overbalance, lessening fluid losses, and lowering recommended fluid densities, hence reducing fluid costs. Since the early 1970s, the effects of temperature and pressure on the density of clear brine fluids have been questioned. As early as 1973, studies were started to define density loss with increased temperature in zinc bromide brines. This article describes a continuing study, begun in 1978, which has characterized the expansivity and compressibility of single salt brine solutions, such as are used in workover and completion fluids.

  11. Variables Affecting Economic Development of Wind Energy

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    Lantz, E.; Tegen, S.

    2008-07-01

    NREL's JEDI Wind model performed an analysis of wind-power-related economic development drivers. Economic development benefits for wind and coal were estimated using NREL's JEDI Wind and JEDI Coal models.

  12. Factors affecting the germination of orchid seeds

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    Arditti, J

    1967-01-01

    1933a, b, Burgeff 1936, Yates and Curtis 1949, Vacio andWent 1949a, Vacio 1950a, b, Sideris 1950, Kriechbaum 195 3,1949, Vacin and Wene 1949a, Vacio 1950a, b, Sideris 1950,

  13. The deconvolution of afterflow affected data 

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    Schellenbaum, Sue Ellen

    1988-01-01

    S C7) 0 I E ID cA Ql L CII LI- N QI QI I O Ch QI CI L O \\- QI QI IK l3l IJ I CI QI JJ C C 4 Q: III C D Ql ID QI II Vl D ill Q N tel CQ O E QI III QI L. CJI IJ N 23 lO fD j-I D fO Ol D '0 Cl D ) ? I ID... Gl CQ O ?0 O Ql L OI I l5I N l3 III l5I 40 CCI 0 O O CC O ) O CI III CCI CI I I O I I I I I I CI CI I O III CI Cll V O 4 N Cl I I C C 4- I/I I O C O fCI O I O II vl lO III fQ C7l O I Ol O CI OI...

  14. Crowdsourcing affective responses for predicting media effectiveness

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    McDuff, Daniel Jonathan

    2014-01-01

    Emotion is key to the effectiveness of media, whether it be in influencing memory, likability or persuasion. Stories and narratives, even if fictional, have the ability to induce a genuine emotional response. However, the ...

  15. Factors Affecting Auction Market Operating Costs. 

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    Wootan, Charley V.; McNeely, John G.

    1966-01-01

    share of the total. If one auction diverts volume from another, the total ;~uction volume will be unchanged, and volume- intl11ced gains in efficiency at the first market will ~eritl to be offset by losses at the second. Given the present structure... Market Operating Costs Texas Summary and Conclusions T THE TIME THE DATA for this study were collected A there were 178 livestock auctions operating in Texas; 140 were included in this analysis. They ranyed in size from just over 5,000 animal units...

  16. An Affective Movie Rating System Amog Rajenderan

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    Bailey, Reynold J.

    feed, the system utilizes Haar-cascading classifiers to detect facial features [Viola and Jones 2001

  17. Factors Affecting Deer Diets and Nutrition 

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    Richardson, Calvin

    2000-04-25

    stream_source_info pdf_1251.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 6 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name pdf_1251.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 ...

  18. Beyond usability -- affect in web browsing 

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    Deng, Liqiong

    2009-06-02

    homepage - webpage visual complexity and order, induced emotional states in users, and users' approach behaviors toward the website. The model predicts that the visual aesthetics of a web homepage elicit specific emotional responses by provoking intrinsic...

  19. Factors affecting agricultural journalists and agricultural communicators 

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    Chenault, Edith Anne

    2009-05-15

    Agricultural journalism and agricultural communication have been researched in depth, identifying job skills, job satisfaction, educational backgrounds, and curriculum issues. However, a study examining the spheres ...

  20. Factors affecting prices of lamb and sheep 

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    Coston, Ocie

    1937-01-01

    &king Points . . VI. The Effects of Change in Prices Upon sheep Population on Farms ~ ~ ~ ~ a ~ ~ ~ a ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 84 VIX. The Economic lelations Between Price and D%, 2)nd and ' Upp+ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 4 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 58 VXII ~ Ma)or Paotors . .ffeoting..., United -'tatea Department of Agriculture, 1925. pa 877 ~ Ntlltona 55 OTHFR l+AIQcET REcElPT5 10 1955 19RR 19' 1955 1959 1980 1951 195R 1955 1954 1955 FIQUB-' lo TfK iiNNU~L NUNN'2t Ot' . ". KKKP MMKETKD IN NINE ?C, ZOR MARK:;P, ' AND TOT J...

  1. Technology and Economics Affecting Unconventional Reservoir Development 

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    Flores Campero, Cecilia P.

    2010-01-15

    .9 Tight sands of Cotton Valley had benefited from high prices during the 1970s oil crisis??????????????????????...?. 66 5.10 The tight sands of Mesaverde Group in the San Juan basin produces mostly from the Blanco field in New Mexico and the Ignacio... Blanco field in Colorado?????????????????????.?..??. 67 5.11 The tight sands of the Mesaverde Group of San Juan basin are very prolific?????????????...?????????????. 70 5.12 Antrim Shale of the Michigan basin in the eastern United States...

  2. How Attention Affects Spatial Resolution MARISA CARRASCO

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    Carrasco, Marisa

    of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York 10003 2 Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, New York 10003 Correspondence: marisa.carrasco@nyu.edu We summarize and discuss a series of over- all energy available to the brain and the high bioenergetic cost of the neuronal activity

  3. How loads affect coiled tubing life

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    Walker, E.J. Inc., AK )

    1992-01-01

    Fatigue testing was performed on 1-3/4-in OD, 0.125 in. wall thickness (WT) coiled tubing using a standard coiled tubing unit (CTU) as shown in this paper. Testing was conducted under Prudhoe Bay, Alaska oil well, conditions to determine the effects of axial load, internal pressure and bending stress on the longevity, or usable running footage, that can be expected with larger diameter tubing. The CTU was rigged up in a standard configuration with injector head 50 ft off the ground, the worst case for bending on most currently available North Slope units. Internal pressure was supplied by a small triplex pump and the end of tubing was closed off with a fishing neck and bull plug. Weight, for the first four tests, was suspended from the coiled tubing by a special clamp. The tubing was cycled up and over the guide arch until a loss of internal coiled tubing pressure (CTP) occurred, or until the tubing became stuck in the stripper brass.

  4. Cinema Thinking Affect: The Hustler's Soft Magic 

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    Richard Baxstrom; Todd Meyers

    2006-03-01

    By means of an examination of a series of films that deal with the nature and scope of the adolescent world (such as Larry Clark's Kids, Gus Van Sant's Elephant, and Tim Hunter's River's Edge), the authors contend that ...

  5. Grazing and Browsing: How Plants are Affected 

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    Lyons, Robert K.; Hanselka, C. Wayne

    2001-12-13

    defoliated, it may change the destination of its food products. The destination of that food varies with plant species. In some species, more food is sent to growing shoots and less to roots. This process occurs for a few days until the food-producing tissues... plant when its growing points are elevated reduces new leaf production, and therefore, the ability of the plant to produce food and tol- erate grazing. Destruction of the growing point also pre- vents seed production and production of new seedlings...

  6. Factors affecting robust retail energy markets

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    Michelman, T.S.

    1999-04-01

    This paper briefly defines an active retail market, details the factors that influence market activity and their relative importance, compares activity in various retail energy markets to date, and predicts future retail energy market activity. Three primary factors translate into high market activity: supplier margins, translated into potential savings for actively shopping customers; market size; and market barriers. The author surveys activity nationwide and predicts hot spots for the coming year.

  7. On how percolation threshold affects PSO performance

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    Cases, Blanca; Moujahid, Abdelmalik

    2012-01-01

    Statistical evidence of the influence of neighborhood topology on the performance of particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithms has been shown in many works. However, little has been done about the implications could have the percolation threshold in determining the topology of this neighborhood. This work addresses this problem for individuals that, like robots, are able to sense in a limited neighborhood around them. Based on the concept of percolation threshold, and more precisely, the disk percolation model in 2D, we show that better results are obtained for low values of radius, when individuals occasionally ask others their best visited positions, with the consequent decrease of computational complexity. On the other hand, since percolation threshold is a universal measure, it could have a great interest to compare the performance of different hybrid PSO algorithms.

  8. Reformulated Gasoline Market Affected Refiners Differently, 1995

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    1996-01-01

    This article focuses on the costs of producing reformulated gasoline (RFG) as experienced by different types of refiners and on how these refiners fared this past summer, given the prices for RFG at the refinery gate.

  9. Cerebral Vasospasm affects Arterial Critical Closing Pressure

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    Varsos, Georgios V.; Budohoski, Karol P.; Czosnyka, Marek; Kolias, Angelos G.; Nasr, Nathalie; Donnelly, Joseph; Liu, Xiuyun; Hutchinson, Peter J.; Kirkpatrick, Peter J.; Varsos, Vassilis G.; Smielewski, Peter

    2014-12-03

    318 Specialty Lead for Neurosurgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England Clinical Research 319 Initiative. JDP and MC are supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre 320 and JDP by NIHR Senior Investigator Award. The prospective... 14 Disclosure/Conflict of Interest 326 ICM+ Software is licensed by Cambridge Enterprise, Cambridge, UK, 327 http://www.neurosurg.cam.ac.uk/icmplus/. MC and PS have a financial interest in a fraction 328 of the licensing fee. The corresponding...

  10. Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead

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    Executive Director Healthy Homes Collaborative Los Angeles, CA Jane Malone Director of Policy National, RN Assistant Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing Department of Family and Community

  11. Affective Behaviors for Theatrical Agents Michael Ruberry

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    of Computer Science Yale University P.O. Box 208285 New Haven, Conneticut 06520 Intelligent Information

  12. Relicensing and Environmental Issues Affecting Hydropower

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    1998-01-01

    This article presents an overview of the hydropower industry and summarizes two recent events that have greatly influenced relicensing and environmental issues.

  13. Analysis of Transportation and Logistics Challenges Affecting...

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    bodies of water, national parks, and other protected land categories but do not include wind turbine losses that are included with the net capacity factor. 12 This report is...

  14. Analysis of Transportation and Logistics Challenges Affecting...

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    The objectives of this study were to identify the transportation and logistics challenges, assess the associated impacts, and provide recommendations for strategies and specific...

  15. Factors affecting viscosity changes in corn 

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    McGill, Kendra Louise

    1995-01-01

    Corn meals with known differences were tested using the Rapid Visco Analyzer. Various tests included the effect of solid concentration, effect of heating rate, effect of particle size, effect of Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose ...

  16. Pesticide Properties that Affect Water Quality 

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    Stevenson, Douglas; Baumann, Paul A.; Jackman, John A.

    1997-06-30

    . over the land before running into rivers, aquifers and lakes. It also seeps into underground aquifers. Irrigation and drinking water come from both surface and ground water. Eventually, all of the chemicals we use can pollute our water supplies (see Fig... or disposal of pesticides can lead to water pollution. There is reason for optimism, however. Without being oppressive, the regulation of pesticides is reducing pesticide pollution of surface and ground water. Understanding Pesticides Pesticides are poisons...

  17. Statewide Power Problems May Affect SSRL

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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,Field-effect Photovoltaics -7541C.3X-rays IlluminateStateIntent Concerningon theStates

  18. SGP CART Site Affected by Ice Storm

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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-Throughput Analysis of Protein1-0845*RV 14800 Modification 083 SF307,4, 12/15/14)5,2

  19. Hanford Site Beryllium Questionnaire Affected Worker Questionnaire

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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 Administration would likeUniverse (Journalvivo Low-Dose Lowï‚—34OctoberK West Basincocooningpump

  20. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin activates the aryl hydrocarbon receptor and alters sex steroid hormone secretion without affecting growth of mouse antral follicles in vitro

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    Karman, Bethany N., E-mail: bklement@illinois.edu; Basavarajappa, Mallikarjuna S., E-mail: mbshivapur@gmail.com; Craig, Zelieann R., E-mail: zelieann@illinois.edu; Flaws, Jodi A., E-mail: jflaws@illinois.edu

    2012-05-15

    The persistent environmental contaminant, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is an ovarian toxicant. These studies were designed to characterize the actions of TCDD on steroidogenesis and growth of intact mouse antral follicles in vitro. Specifically, these studies tested the hypothesis that TCDD exposure leads to decreased sex hormone production/secretion by antral follicles as well as decreased growth of antral follicles in vitro. Since TCDD acts through binding to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), and the AHR has been identified as an important factor in ovarian function, we also conducted experiments to confirm the presence and activation of the AHR in our tissue culture system. To do so, we exposed mouse antral follicles for 96 h to a series of TCDD doses previously shown to have effects on ovarian tissues and cells in culture, which also encompass environmentally relevant and pharmacological exposures (0.1–100 nM), to determine a dose response for TCDD in our culture system for growth, hormone production, and expression of the Ahr and Cyp1b1. The results indicate that TCDD decreases progesterone, androstenedione, testosterone, and estradiol levels in a non-monotonic dose response manner without altering growth of antral follicles. The addition of pregnenolone substrate (10 ?M) restores hormone levels to control levels. Additionally, Cyp1b1 levels were increased by 3–4 fold regardless of the dose of TCDD exposure, evidence of AHR activation. Overall, these data indicate that TCDD may act prior to pregnenolone formation and through AHR transcriptional control of Cyp1b1, leading to decreased hormone levels without affecting growth of antral follicles. -- Highlights: ?TCDD disrupts sex steroid hormone levels, but not growth of antral follicles. ?Pregnenolone co-treatment by-passes TCDD-induced steroid hormone disruption. ?TCDD affects steroid hormone levels through an AHR pathway in antral follicles.

  1. Repeated in utero and lactational 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin exposure affects male gonads in offspring, leading to sex ratio changes in F{sub 2} progeny

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    Ikeda, Masahiko [University of Shizuoka, Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences, 52-1, Yada, Shizuoka, 422 8526 (Japan) and CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kawaguchi, 332-0012 (Japan)]. E-mail: ikedam@ys2.u-shizuoka-ken.ac.jp; Tamura, Masashi [University of Shizuoka, Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences, 52-1, Yada, Shizuoka, 422 8526 (Japan); Yamashita, Junko [University of Shizuoka, Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences, 52-1, Yada, Shizuoka, 422 8526 (Japan); Suzuki, Chinatsu [University of Shizuoka, Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences, 52-1, Yada, Shizuoka, 422 8526 (Japan); Tomita, Takako [University of Shizuoka, Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences, 52-1, Yada, Shizuoka, 422 8526 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kawaguchi, 332-0012 (Japan)

    2005-08-15

    The effects of in utero and lactational 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on the reproductive system of male rat offspring (F{sub 1}) and the sex ratio of the subsequent generation (F{sub 2}) were examined. Female Holtzman rats were gavaged with an initial loading dose of 400 ng/kg TCDD prior to mating, followed by weekly maintenance doses of 80 ng/kg during mating, pregnancy, and the lactation period. Maternal exposure to TCDD had no significant effects on fetus/pup (F{sub 1}) mortality, litter size, or sex ratio on gestation day (GD) 20 or postnatal day (PND) 2. The TCDD concentration in maternal livers and adipose tissue on GD20 was 1.21 and 1.81 ng/kg, respectively, and decreased at weaning to 0.72 in the liver and 0.84 in the adipose tissue. In contrast, the TCDD concentration in pup livers was 1.32 ng/kg on PND2 and increased to 1.80 ng/kg at weaning. Ventral prostate weight of male offspring was significantly decreased by TCDD exposure on PND28 and 120 compared with that of controls. Weight of the testes, cauda epididymides, and seminal vesicle, and sperm number in the cauda epididymis were not changed by TCDD exposure at PND120. TCDD- or vehicle-exposed male offspring were mated with unexposed females. The sex ratio (percentage of male pups) of F{sub 2} offspring was significantly reduced in the TCDD-exposed group compared with controls. These results suggest that in utero and lactational TCDD exposures affect the development of male gonads in offspring (F{sub 1}), leading to changes in the sex ratio of the subsequent generation (F{sub 2})

  2. Sound Affects: The Role of Music in Affecting Quality of Life 

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    Harmon, Justin

    2015-04-24

    Music is a topic that is not often covered in leisure studies even though it frequently accompanies many of the activities we participate in. Music is central to human development, communication and meaning-making, and as will be displayed...

  3. Neurobiology of Affective Disorders:Neurobiology of Affective Disorders: DepressionDepression

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    Kalueff, Allan V.

    · Woody Allen (film director) · Ingmar Bergman (film director) · Albert Camus (writer) · Jim Carrey (actor

  4. Simulations of sizing and comfort improvements for residential forced-air heating and cooling systems

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    Walker, I.S.; Degenetais, G.; Siegel, J.A.

    2002-01-01

    the effect of heating and cooling system inefficiencies onwith inefficient heating and cooling systems in CaliforniaForced-Air Heating and Cooling Systems May 2002 Walker, I. ,

  5. Estimated global ocean wind power potential from QuikSCAT observations, accounting for turbine characteristics and siting

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    Capps, Scott B; Zender, Charles S

    2010-01-01

    generator and gearbox inefficiencies. [ 37 ] The sensitivity of wind powergenerator/gearbox inefficiencies fur- ther reducing this limit. A wind turbine power

  6. INSTRUCTIONS: Complete this form if you wish to establish, change, or cancel a direct deposit account with the State of Connecticut. Please note that this form will affect payments issued from all State payrolls regardless of agency. If you have any quest

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    Lozano-Robledo, Alvaro

    account with the State of Connecticut. Please note that this form will affect payments issued from all the University of Connecticut Payroll Department at (860) 486-2423. SECTION I EMPLOYEE INFORMATION SECTION II OF CONNECTICUT ("STATE") TO ELECTRONICALLY DEPOSIT ALL DEDUCTION MONIES OWED TO ME TO THE BANK NAMED ABOVE

  7. California Energy Commission STAFF REPORT

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    , small hydro, storage, distributed generation, interconnection, integration, economics, pe ­ onsite or small energy systems located close to where energy is consumed ­ on state-owned properties

  8. The Logic of Violence in Criminal War: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil

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    Lessing, Benjamin

    2012-01-01

    from the state-owned firm PEMEX. Despite growing criticismstate-owned oil monopoly PEMEX (Guerrero, 2011b:32-34). By

  9. REGIONAL PLANNING IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Urban Planning Studio

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    experienced renewed interest after the partially state-owned oil corporation Petrobras announced of investment and scale of activities. Petrobras expects Comperj to generate over 200

  10. Deregulation and environmental differentiation in the electric utility industry

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    Delmas, M; Russo, M V; Montes-Sancho, M J

    2007-01-01

    of minimums of green energy consumption by state-ownedStates Department of Energy, 2004). Green power is activelyStates Department of Energy. 2004. Green Power Network:

  11. Indoor environment quality in LEED buildings: Understanding conditions affecting performance

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    Walker, Kristine

    2015-01-01

    Quality - Interviews Credits Credit 1 Credit 2 Credit 5 Designer Occupant (7 interviews) Operations/Managementquality standpoint by not always from a thermal comfort standpoint. Operations interviews: All three buildings management

  12. Factors affecting coking pressures in tall coke ovens

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    Grimley, J.J.; Radley, C.E. [British Steel plc, Scunthorpe (United Kingdom). Scunthorpe Works

    1995-12-01

    The detrimental effects of excessive coking pressures, resulting in the permanent deformation of coke oven walls, have been recognized for many years. Considerable research has been undertaken worldwide in attempts to define the limits within which a plant may safely operate and to quantify the factors which influence these pressures. Few full scale techniques are available for assessing the potential of a coal blend for causing wall damage. Inference of dangerous swelling pressures may be made however by the measurement of the peak gas pressure which is generated as the plastic layers meet and coalesce at the center of the oven. This pressure is referred to in this report as the carbonizing pressure. At the Dawes Lane cokemaking plant of British Steel`s Scunthorpe Works, a large database has been compiled over several years from the regulator measurement of this pressure. This data has been statistically analyzed to provide a mathematical model for predicting the carbonizing pressure from the properties of the component coals, the results of this analysis are presented in this report.

  13. Does filtration efficiency affect measurements of particle chemical composition?

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    Romo-Kroeger, C.M. [Univ. of Tarapaca, Arica (Chile)

    1998-07-01

    Most experimentalists accept an uncertainty of 4--6% in the determination of aerosol mass concentration. However, in some combustion processes sulfur and other elements are present in significant amounts as particles of very small size. A direct method to measure filtration efficiency was developed and used for the determination of the efficiency of a Nuclepore filter. This needs two equivalent filtration systems operated in sequence. The amount of particulate matter collected on each system is measured and introduced in a simple formula. The particulate masses deposited on the filters in each system were measured as total mass, by balance gravimetry, and as individual elemental masses, by PIXE (particle induced X-ray emission). With this very general method it was possible to determine the efficiencies of a 0.4 {micro}m Nuclepore filter operated with a stacked filter unit for particles less than 2.5 {micro}m in total mass and elemental masses. The experiment showed that the efficiency of this filter is very poor for some specific elements, like sulfur, that are concentrated in very small particles.

  14. How Authoritarian Survival Strategies Affect Civil War Onset

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    Paine, John

    2015-01-01

    How Proximity to Oil Production Shapes Political Order. ”How Proximity to Oil Production Shapes Political Order. ”What properties of oil production, as opposed to other types

  15. Fact #890: September 14, 2015 Gasoline Prices Are Affected by...

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

    in refinery output resulted in tight supplies on the West Coast. In addition, few refineries outside of California are equipped to produce the gasoline formulation that can be...

  16. Ecosystem engineering by beavers affects mayfly life MATTHEW R. FULLER*, ,

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    McIntosh, Angus

    colder downstream of high-head dams and warmer downstream of low-head dams. Pond morphology was also), with larger females emerging downstream of high- head dams and smaller females downstream of low-head dams

  17. Analysis Of Factors Affecting Natural Source Slf Electromagnetic...

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    to the integrated axis of the artificial electromagnetic interference field, the noise is weakest. (3) Rain can exert great influence on the high frequency band of natural...

  18. A novel family of small proteins that affect plant development

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    John Charles Walker

    2011-04-29

    The DVL genes represent a new group of plant proteins that influence plant growth and development. Overexpression of DVL1, and other members of the DVL family, causes striking phenotypic changes. The DVL proteins share sequence homology in their C-terminal half. Point mutations in the C-terminal domain show it is necessary and deletion studies demonstrate the C-terminal domain is sufficient to confer the overexpression phenotypes. The phenotypes observed, and the conservation of the protein sequence in the plant kingdom, does suggest the DVL proteins have a role in modulating plant growth and development. Our working hypothesis is the DVL proteins function as regulators of cellular signaling pathways that control growth and development.

  19. Financial Incentives Available for Facilities that are Affected...

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    US EPA "National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters; Proposed Rule" December...

  20. Physically animated desktop computer for ergonomic & affective movement

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    Wang, Andrew (Andrew Fuh-Hwa)

    2006-01-01

    For better or worse, more people are spending their days in front of computers. With this increase in computer use, more people are complaining of back and neck pain. The simple act of changing your posture, however, can ...

  1. Climate and Hydrological Factors Affecting Variation in Chlorophyll

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    Collin, Rachel

    important for global geochemistry and carbon sequestration (Falkowski et al., 1998). Global warming of water clarity and chlorophyll a concentrations are vital for assessing short-term variation and ground-truthing

  2. UNCORRECTED 2 Factors affecting land reconversion plans following a payment

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    Lupi, Frank

    to prevent soil and wind erosion, restore wildlife habitat, 63improve water quality, and counter the trend to reconvert was significantly reduced 35by the respondent's age and off-farm household income nity-based natural resources management, providing social bene- 53 fits (e.g., education

  3. Academic programs and services that affect student athlete success 

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    Rode, Cheryl Rebecca

    2009-05-15

    Academic programs for student athletes are an integral part of collegiate athletic programs across the country. The Summer Bridge Program at Texas A&M University is a transition program for student athletes that are beginning their first year...

  4. Indoor environment quality in LEED buildings: Understanding conditions affecting performance

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    Walker, Kristine

    2015-01-01

    group felt that the building automation or management systemhad issues with the building automation systems, a lack ofbe provided from the building automation systems and no air

  5. When robots weep : a computational approach to affective learning

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    Velásquez, Juan David

    2007-01-01

    This thesis presents a unified computational framework for the study of emotion that integrates several concepts and mechanisms which have been traditionally deemed to be integral components of intelligent behavior. We ...

  6. Factors Affecting the Quality of Southern Short Cure Cheddar Cheese. 

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    Shepardson, C. N. (Charles Noah); Arbuckle, W. S. (Wendel Sherwood); Hanson, F. E. (Frank Edwin)

    1944-01-01

    are matrices, q is the hea,l 'I\\urce, V is the average air velocity in the occupied sr~.c" ;wd /' x, ?ti) is a v('rtor fUllction df'.';crihinl!: I h(' clllldclI'iatioll" "pOI' "11 th(' indoor hei\\.t ('xcha,nger surrae.', Dutdoor 'Impenture, ID outdoor...

  7. How Authoritarian Survival Strategies Affect Civil War Onset

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    Paine, John

    2015-01-01

    and Halvard Buhaug. 2013. Inequality, Grievances, and Civiland Halvard Buhaug. 2013. Inequality, Grievances, and Civiland Halvard Buhaug. 2013. Inequality, Grievances, and Civil

  8. Systems of Self: Autobiography and Affect in Secular Early America

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    Simon, Katie

    2012-01-01

    in Native American Autobiography. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1992.Franklin, Benjamin. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1769–1865. Urbana: U

  9. SHORT COMMUNICATION Stereochemistry affects sesquiterpene lactone bioactivity against

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    Whitney, Kenneth

    of plant secondary metabolites with close to 5,000 structures elucidated (Harborne et al. 1999; Schmidt- larly the Asteraceae. Keywords Xanthium strumarium Á Isomer Á Herbivory Á Secondary metabolite Á Plant are defensive com- pounds which protect plants against a variety of herbivores and other natural enemies

  10. Facial Affect Sensing for T-learning Isabelle Hupont1

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    Baldassarri, Sandra

    boxes), together with the fact that IDTV users are abandoning their passive habits, envisages a new, since virtually every household has access to a TV set, expensive classroom setups are not necessary

  11. Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Switches How GABA Affects Nociceptive Plasticity 

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    Huang, Yung-Jen

    2015-05-11

    Research has shown that spinal cord injury (SCI) can induce neural hyperexcitability within the spinal cord that facilitates nociceptive reflexes. Nociceptive inputs have been shown to sensitize spinal nociceptive systems, ...

  12. Reheating dynamics affects non-perturbative decay of spectator fields

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    Enqvist, Kari; Lerner, Rose N.; Rusak, Stanislav E-mail: rose.lerner@helsinki.fi

    2013-11-01

    The behaviour of oscillating scalar spectator fields after inflation depends on the thermal background produced by inflaton decay. Resonant decay of the spectator is often blocked by large induced thermal masses. We account for the finite decay width of the inflaton and the protracted build-up of the thermal bath to determine the early evolution of a homogeneous spectator field ? coupled to the Higgs Boson ? through the term g{sup 2}?{sup 2}?{sup 2}, the only renormalisable coupling of a new scalar to the Standard Model. We find that for very large higgs-spectator coupling g?>10{sup ?3}, the resonance is not always blocked as was previously suggested. As a consequence, the oscillating spectator can decay quickly. For other parameter values, we find that although qualitative features of the thermal blocking still hold, the dynamics are altered compared to the instant decay case. These findings are important for curvaton models, where the oscillating field must be relatively long lived in order to produce the curvature perturbation. They are also relevant for other spectator fields, which must decay sufficiently early to avoid spoiling the predictions of baryogenesis and nucleosynthesis.

  13. Economic Conditions and Factors Affecting New Nuclear Power Deployment

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    Harrison, Thomas J.

    2014-10-01

    This report documents work performed in support of the US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy’s Advanced Small Modular Reactor (AdvSMR) program. The report presents information and results from economic analyses to describe current electricity market conditions and those key factors that may impact the deployment of AdvSMRs or any other new nuclear power plants. Thus, this report serves as a reference document for DOE as it moves forward with its plans to develop advanced reactors, including AdvSMRs. For the purpose of this analysis, information on electricity markets and nuclear power plant operating costs will be combined to examine the current state of the nuclear industry and the process required to successfully move forward with new nuclear power in general and AdvSMRs in particular. The current electricity market is generally unfavorable to new nuclear construction, especially in deregulated markets with heavy competition from natural gas and subsidized renewables. The successful and profitable operation of a nuclear power plant (or any power plant) requires the rate at which the electricity is sold to be sufficiently greater than the cost to operate. The wholesale rates in most US markets have settled into values that provide profits for most operating nuclear power plants but are too low to support the added cost of capital recovery for new nuclear construction. There is a strong geographic dependence on the wholesale rate, with some markets currently able to support new nuclear construction. However, there is also a strong geographic dependence on pronuclear public opinion; the areas where power prices are high tend to have unfavorable views on the construction of new nuclear power plants. The use of government-backed incentives, such as subsidies, can help provide a margin to help justify construction projects that otherwise may not seem viable. Similarly, low interest rates for the project will also add a positive margin to the economic analysis. In both cases, the profitable price point is decreased, making more markets open to profitable entry. Overall, the economic attractiveness of a nuclear power construction project is not only a function of its own costs, but a function of the market into which it is deployed. Many of the market characteristics are out of the control of the potential nuclear power plant operators. The decision-making process for the power industry in general is complicated by the short-term market volatility in both the wholesale electricity market and the commodity (natural gas) market. Decisions based on market conditions today may be rendered null and void in six months. With a multiple-year lead time, nuclear power plants are acutely vulnerable to market corrections.

  14. Factors affecting embryo donor performance in Brahman cows 

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    Bastidas, Pedro Segundo

    1986-01-01

    and flushing have a detrimental effect on embryo parameters, especially after the fourth flush, in Brahman donor cows. DEDICATION This thesis is warmly dedicated to my family: To my wife, Mercedes, and my daughter Maria Gabriela whose love...

  15. Water-related Issues Affecting Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery...

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    of technical data regarding potential disposal aquifers and questions concerning contamination of freshwater sources. Many companies are reluctantly resorting to evaporation...

  16. Why the Accuracy of Analytical Instrumentation Affects Boiler Combustion Efficiency 

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    McFadden, R. W.

    1984-01-01

    Combustion trim control systems are utilized to maximize the combustion efficiency of a boiler. The type and cost of a fuel, as well as the size of a boiler, should be considered when selecting the type of combustion trim control system...

  17. Copyright 2005 Psychonomic Society, Inc. 306 Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience

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    Curran, Tim

    , & Crommelinck, 2002; Tanaka & Curran, 2001) and greater recruitment of a small region in the fusiform gyrus. Curran, Department of Psychol- ogy, UCB 345, University of

  18. Factors affecting attitudinal patterns toward education in the Dominican Republic 

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    Carpenter, Edwin Hugh

    1968-01-01

    of highly industrialized societies. The role of education is a necessary differentiating force in developing a modern industrial society with more complex and specialized tasks and roles requrred for its mainre- nance (83, pp. 123-i40). In underdeveloped...

  19. Some factors in liquid supplements affecting urea toxicity 

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    McClain, William Ray

    1979-01-01

    minutes. Varying levels (15-40 g urea/45. 4 kg B. W. ) of urea were given. Although ventral sac concentrations of rumen ammonia were greater than dorsal concentrations there were no significant differences in sampling site. The critical dose level... ammonia values for the cattle and sheep dosed at the 25 and 26 g dose level were all lower for animals receiving the M-U solution. At higher levels of urea (27-31 g urea per 45. 4 kg B. W. ), values were similar between sheep receiving M-U or W...

  20. Factors affecting the remotely sensed response of coniferous forest plantations

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    Danson, F.M. ); Curran, P.J. )

    1993-01-01

    Remote sensing of forest biophysical properties has concentrated upon forest sites with a wide range of green vegetation amount and thereby leaf area index and canopy cover. However, coniferous forest plantations, an important forest type in Europe, are managed to maintain a large amount of green vegetation with little spatial variation. Therefore, the strength of the remotely sensed signal will, it is hypothesized, be determined more by the structure of this forest than by its cover. Airborne Thematic Mapper (ATM) and SPOT-1 HRV data were used to determine the effects of this structural variation on the remotely sensed response of a coniferous forest plantation in the United Kingdom. Red and near infrared radiance were strongly and negatively correlated with a range of structural properties and with the age of the stands but weakly correlated with canopy cover. A composite variable, related to the volume of the canopy, accounted for over 75% of the variation in near infrared radiance. A simple model that related forest structural variables to the remotely sensed response was used to understand and explain this response from a coniferous forest plantation.

  1. Osmotic stress affects functional properties of human melanoma cell lines

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    La Porta, Caterina A M; Pasini, Maria; Laurson, Lasse; Alava, Mikko J; Zapperi, Stefano; Amar, Martine Ben

    2015-01-01

    Understanding the role of microenvironment in cancer growth and metastasis is a key issue for cancer research. Here, we study the effect of osmotic pressure on the functional properties of primary and metastatic melanoma cell lines. In particular, we experimentally quantify individual cell motility and transmigration capability. We then perform a circular scratch assay to study how a cancer cell front invades an empty space. Our results show that primary melanoma cells are sensitive to a low osmotic pressure, while metastatic cells are less. To better understand the experimental results, we introduce and study a continuous model for the dynamics of a cell layer and a stochastic discrete model for cell proliferation and diffusion. The two models capture essential features of the experimental results and allow to make predictions for a wide range of experimentally measurable parameters.

  2. Adversarial Uses of Affective Computing and Ethical Implications

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    .M., Media Arts and Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001 B.S., Technical Communication to use information related to emotion to benefit users. Many technologies are used in situations information. These experiments extend existing work on ethical implications of polygraphs by considering

  3. Experimental and Numerical Investigations of the Factors Affecting

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    to the ISO 10780 and EPA method. #12;On-site Measurement Combined Heat and Power Plant Guhjang Energy, KOREA #12;Combined heat and power plant On-site Measurement #12;Combined heat and power plant On;Combined heat and power plant On-site Measurement Difficult to observe the inside of the stack and verify

  4. Factors Affecting the Performance of a Shipboard Acoustic Correlation

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    Transducer & Bubble shield Forward t View of the bottom of DiscoveryÕs hull in dry dock t Tear drop outer bubble shield & flared inner shield t Transducer retracted to be flush with the hull (shown here before ACCP Transducer Hull No 6 Fuel Tank 50 m3 max. Fuel Oil Coupling Rc C RL Top Hat Simplified equivalent

  5. Do Horse And Human Personalities Affect The Game Of Polo? 

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    Johnson, Tessa C

    2009-07-03

    Explorations into horse personality have only recently occurred with questionnaire inventories demonstrating to be the most effective way of rating personality in animals. Recent equine studies are based on the findings ...

  6. Mercury control challenge for industrial boiler MACT affected facilities

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    2009-09-15

    An industrial coal-fired boiler facility conducted a test program to evaluate the effectiveness of sorbent injection on mercury removal ahead of a fabric filter with an inlet flue gas temperature of 375{sup o}F. The results of the sorbent injection testing are essentially inconclusive relative to providing the facility with enough data upon which to base the design and implementation of permanent sorbent injection system(s). The mercury removal performance of the sorbents was significantly less than expected. The data suggests that 50 percent mercury removal across a baghouse with flue gas temperatures at or above 375{sup o}F and containing moderate levels of SO{sub 3} may be very difficult to achieve with activated carbon sorbent injection alone. The challenge many coal-fired industrial facilities may face is the implementation of additional measures beyond sorbent injection to achieve high levels of mercury removal that will likely be required by the upcoming new Industrial Boiler MACT rule. To counter the negative effects of high flue gas temperature on mercury removal with sorbents, it may be necessary to retrofit additional boiler heat transfer surface or spray cooling of the flue gas upstream of the baghouse. Furthermore, to counter the negative effect of moderate or high SO{sub 3} levels in the flue gas on mercury removal, it may be necessary to also inject sorbents, such as trona or hydrated lime, to reduce the SO{sub 3} concentrations in the flue gas. 2 refs., 1 tab.

  7. Factors affecting thermal infrared images at selected field sites

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    Sisson, J.B.; Ferguson, J.S.

    1993-07-01

    A thermal infrared (TIR) survey was conducted to locate surface ordnance in and around the Naval Ordnance Disposal Area, and a thermal anomaly was found. This report documents studies conducted to identify the position of cause of the thermal anomaly. Also included are results of a long path Fourier transform infrared survey, soil sampling activities, soil gas surveys, and buried heater studies. The results of these studies indicated that the thermal anomaly was caused by a gravel pad, which had thermal properties different than those of the surrounding soil. Results from this investigation suggest that TIR is useful for locating surface objects having a high thermal inertia compared to the surrounding terrain, but TIR is of very limited use for characterizing buried waste or other similar buried objects at the INEL.

  8. How should environmental stress affect the population dynamics of disease?

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    Holt, Robert D.

    in pollution (Khan 1990), malnutrition (Beck & Levander 2000) and thermal stress from climate change (Harvell and disease in natural populations. Keywords Disease, dynamics, host, infectious, model, pollution, population

  9. Analysis of Factors Affecting Strain Distribution in Geosynthetics

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    Aydilek, Ahmet

    and may play a critical role in design problems. A battery of tensile tests was conducted on 12 different. Digital images of the geosynthetic specimens were captured during testing, and the analyses of time-lapsed images were performed using two optical flow techniques to define strain distributions within specimens

  10. Does semantic size affect size constancy scaling using lexical stimuli? 

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    Beveridge, Madeleine

    2010-11-24

    Binocular disparity allows us to perceive the world in 3-dimensions through the process of stereopsis. In this study, we used binocular disparity to induce the size constancy illusion in lexical stimuli. 47 undergraduate ...

  11. DO AEROSOLS CHANGE CLOUD COVER AND AFFECT CLIMATE?

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    Schwartz, Stephen E.

    IN MEXICO CITY BASIN Light scattering by aerosols decreases absorption of solar radiation. #12;AEROSOLS;AEROSOL INFLUENCES ON CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE #12;DMS #12;AEROSOL IN MEXICO CITY BASIN #12;AEROSOL AS SEEN FROM SPACE Fire plumes from southern Mexico transported north into Gulf of Mexico. #12;CLOUD

  12. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience 2004, 4 (2), 201-207

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    James, Thomas

    over time. The tactile stimulus was a three-dimensional styrofoam tactile globe (TG), which could on a video monitor) and the tactile stim- ulation (produced by touching a Styrofoam globe) did not arise from

  13. The Poetics of Affect in Contemporary Feminist Poetry

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    Peacock, Laurel

    2013-01-01

    earth (especially dioxin), Styrofoam, plastic, and oil areof environmental pollutants, “Styrofoam Cup” has as itsa mixture of envy and pity. “Styrofoam Cup” might be thought

  14. The microbe-mediated mechanisms affecting topsoil carbon stock...

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    provided as a public service. Visit OSTI to utilize additional information resources in energy science and technology. Warming has been shown to cause soil carbon (C) loss in...

  15. Regression analysis of technical parameters affecting nuclear power plant performances

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    Ghazy, R.; Ricotti, M. E.; Trueco, P.

    2012-07-01

    Since the 80's many studies have been conducted in order to explicate good and bad performances of commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs), but yet no defined correlation has been found out to be totally representative of plant operational experience. In early works, data availability and the number of operating power stations were both limited; therefore, results showed that specific technical characteristics of NPPs were supposed to be the main causal factors for successful plant operation. Although these aspects keep on assuming a significant role, later studies and observations showed that other factors concerning management and organization of the plant could instead be predominant comparing utilities operational and economic results. Utility quality, in a word, can be used to summarize all the managerial and operational aspects that seem to be effective in determining plant performance. In this paper operational data of a consistent sample of commercial nuclear power stations, out of the total 433 operating NPPs, are analyzed, mainly focusing on the last decade operational experience. The sample consists of PWR and BWR technology, operated by utilities located in different countries, including U.S. (Japan)) (France)) (Germany)) and Finland. Multivariate regression is performed using Unit Capability Factor (UCF) as the dependent variable; this factor reflects indeed the effectiveness of plant programs and practices in maximizing the available electrical generation and consequently provides an overall indication of how well plants are operated and maintained. Aspects that may not be real causal factors but which can have a consistent impact on the UCF, as technology design, supplier, size and age, are included in the analysis as independent variables. (authors)

  16. Factors Affecting Price Differences of Cattle in the Southwest. 

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    James, J. B.; Farris, D. E.

    1971-01-01

    that cannot be specified. Separate analyses were made for steers, for heifers and for all data combined because the price response associated with several characteristics may be different between steers and heifers; however, by combining the data... the most profitable animalcharacteristics during past two decades were determined. The estimates shr be useful...

  17. How Authoritarian Survival Strategies Affect Civil War Onset

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    Paine, John

    2015-01-01

    solely to distribute oil rents to society. 60 Furthermore,existing work argues large oil rents cause separatist civilunimaginably” high rents from oil revenues have provided one

  18. Ethical Evaluation of Displays that Adapt to Affect Carson Reynolds

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    experiments. Suppose you are a soldier faced with the following dilemma. You've been issued a prototype HUD while acting as team leader of an infantry rifle squad. The HUD prioritizes communications based and in need of the most assistance. However, when you wear the HUD, the constant fluctuation of message

  19. An affective intelligent driving agent: driver's trajectory and activities prediction.

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    Ratti, Carlo

    The traditional relationship between the car, driver, and city can be described as waypoint navigation with additional traffic and maintenance information. The car can receive and store waypoint information, find the ...

  20. Employees as internal audience: how advertising affects employees’ customer focus

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    Celsi, Mary Wolfinbarger; Gilly, Mary C.

    2010-01-01

    economy. International Journal of Advertising, 21(1), 3–22.model of the impact of advertising on service employees.consumer beliefs about advertising. Journal of Public

  1. Factors Affecting Cotton Producers' Choice of Marketing Outlet 

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    Pace, Jason 1979-

    2012-08-16

    In recent years, changes in government policies, supply and demand fundamentals and price patterns in the cotton market have led to several shifts in how producers market their cotton. This thesis examined producer cash marketing choices, including...

  2. How Does Wind Affect Coal? Cycling, Emissions, and Costs (Presentation)

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    Lew, D.; Brinkman, G.; Milligan, M.

    2011-05-01

    This presentation describes in general fashion what the emissions and economic impacts of wind power generation on fossil power plants looks like and also offers some mitigation ideas.

  3. Gasoline Engine Economy as Affected by the Time of Ignition

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    Hopkins, George Jay

    1907-01-01

    variables¡— speed, load, point of ignition, mixture and jacket temperature. Considering any three of these five fixed, the other two will be inter-dependent. In view of this sensitiveness of one variable to changes of any other, it is fortunately... variables¡— speed, load, point of ignition, mixture and jacket temperature. Considering any three of these five fixed, the other two will be inter-dependent. In view of this sensitiveness of one variable to changes of any other, it is fortunately...

  4. Transgressions and expressions: Affective facial muscle activity predicts moral judgments

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    Cannon, Peter R.; Schnall, Simone; White, Mathew

    2011-01-01

    to work on a team project’’; ‘‘Someone gossiped about a friend at work’’).3 Electromyographic Analyses Electromyographic data were collected using a Contact Precision Instruments amplifier sampling at 4 KHz. Data were rectified, downsampled to 100 Hz... behaviors were rated significantly more positive than the midpoint of the scale (all ps 2.2). These moral judgments are shown in Figure 1. Muscle Activity Electromyographic data were analyzed using 5 (foundations: purity, harm, fairness...

  5. Factors affecting the color of corn tortillas and tortilla chips 

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    Mireles, Raquel C

    1995-01-01

    of equilibration on chip color. White dry masa flour (1.2% sucrose, 2.3% free amino groups and 1.2% phenols) for tortilla chips was blended with different concentrations and combinations of glucose, lysine and ferulic acid. Calcium oxide and citric acid were used...

  6. Fatigue Resistance of Asphalt Mixtures Affected by Water Vapor Movement 

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    Tong, Yunwei

    2013-11-08

    This dissertation has two key objectives: the first objective is to develop a method of predicting and quantifying the amount of water that can enter into a pavement system by vapor transport; the second objective is to ...

  7. affects on the transport of airborne emissions. This information...

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    1995, sec. 6.4.4). The data summarized in this report are based on the measurements of: Wind at 10 meters above ground level (m-agl) at all sites, and at 60 meters at Site I Air...

  8. Linking Humour to Blogs Analysis: Affective Traits in Posts

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    Rosso, Paolo

    changing our inter- communication habits. Means such as forums, blogs, wikis, social net- works, etc a sample about the impact of this interest on NLP tasks. The Web 2.0 technologies have con- tributed or social networks, represent. In this framework, this paper is focused on blogs analysis in terms

  9. Study of the impacts of regulations affecting the acceptance...

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    NORTH CAROLINA; PUBLIC UTILITIES; POWER PLANTS; PERMITS; RATE STRUCTURE; COGENERATION; COMMUNITIES; COST; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; IMPLEMENTATION; OWNERSHIP; POWER...

  10. Psoriasis disease severity affects patient satisfaction with treatment

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    Korman, Neil J; Zhao, Yang; Lu, Jackie; Tran, Mary Helen

    2015-01-01

    among patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in thefindings from the National Psoriasis Foundation surveys,J. Mechanism of disease: psoriasis. N Engl J Med. 2009;361(

  11. Communication Factors Affecting African Policymakers' Decisions about Agricultural Biotechnology 

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    Begashaw, Belay Ejigu

    2010-10-12

    The purpose of this study was to develop a model for impacting decisions on agricultural biotechnology practices in food production among African policymakers. The research focused on three African countries, namely, South Africa, Malawi and Ghana...

  12. One in five online scholarly articles affected by 'reference...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Office (505) 667-0471 Email "For more than 70 percent of papers that link to web pages, revisiting the originally referenced web content proved impossible," said...

  13. Fact #890: September 14, 2015 Gasoline Prices Are Affected by...

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    2.925 3.615 3.869 Aug 03, 2015 2.747 2.785 2.615 2.584 2.485 2.897 3.549 3.781 Source: Energy Information Administration, Weekly Retail Gasoline and Diesel Prices, accessed...

  14. TIMESCALES ON WHICH STAR FORMATION AFFECTS THE NEUTRAL INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM

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    Stilp, Adrienne M.; Dalcanton, Julianne J.; Weisz, Daniel R.; Williams, Benjamin F. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Warren, Steven R. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, CSS Building, Room 1024, Stadium Drive, College Park, MD 20742-2421 (United States); Skillman, Evan [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Ott, Juergen [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box O, 1003 Lopezville Road, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew E. [Raytheon Company, 1151 East Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States)

    2013-08-01

    Turbulent neutral hydrogen (H I) line widths are often thought to be driven primarily by star formation (SF), but the timescale for converting SF energy to H I kinetic energy is unclear. As a complication, studies on the connection between H I line widths and SF in external galaxies often use broadband tracers for the SF rate, which must implicitly assume that SF histories (SFHs) have been constant over the timescale of the tracer. In this paper, we compare measures of H I energy to time-resolved SFHs in a number of nearby dwarf galaxies. We find that H I energy surface density is strongly correlated only with SF that occurred 30-40 Myr ago. This timescale corresponds to the approximate lifetime of the lowest mass supernova progenitors ({approx}8 M{sub Sun }). This analysis suggests that the coupling between SF and the neutral interstellar medium is strongest on this timescale, due either to an intrinsic delay between the release of the peak energy from SF or to the coherent effects of many supernova explosions during this interval. At {Sigma}{sub SFR} > 10{sup -3} M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1} kpc{sup -2}, we find a mean coupling efficiency between SF energy and H I energy of {epsilon} = 0.11 {+-} 0.04 using the 30-40 Myr timescale. However, unphysical efficiencies are required in lower {Sigma}{sub SFR} systems, implying that SF is not the primary driver of H I kinematics at {Sigma}{sub SFR} < 10{sup -3} M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1} kpc{sup -2}.

  15. Utility & Regulatory Factors Affecting Cogeneration & Independent Power Plant Design & Operation 

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    Felak, R. P.

    1986-01-01

    , TX, June 17-19, 1986 Table 1 (Cont'd) Situation Utility has a temp orary oversupply of its own baseload power sources and thus at certain times prefers dis patching the inde pendent power source Requirement If the producer does not comply... factor range, as as intended output range as a functi time, and rate of change) Delivery (and purchase) voltage leve preferred Auxiliary power requirements Start-up/Standby/Emergency power requirements Sendout characteristics (e.g., net v surplus...

  16. How are mortality rates affected by population density?

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    Wang, Lei; Di, Zengru; Roehner, Bertrand M

    2013-01-01

    Biologists have found that the death rate of cells in culture depends upon their spatial density. Permanent "Stay alive" signals from their neighbours seem to prevent them from dying. In a previous paper (Wang et al. 2013) we gave evidence for a density effect for ants. In this paper we examine whether there is a similar effect in human demography. We find that although there is no observable relationship between population density and overall death rates, there is a clear relationship between density and the death rates of young age-groups. Basically their death rates decrease with increasing density. However, this relationship breaks down around 300 inhabitants per square kilometre. Above this threshold the death rates remains fairly constant. The same density effect is observed in Canada, France, Japan and the United States. We also observe a striking parallel between the density effect and the so-called marital status effect in the sense that they both lead to higher suicide rates and are both enhanced fo...

  17. A Systematic Investigation of Parameters Affecting Diesel NOx...

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    Dephi Corporation 2002deerdou.pdf More Documents & Publications Pt-free, Perovskite-based Lean NOx Trap Catalysts Use of a Diesel Fuel Processor for Rapid and Efficient...

  18. Profitability of Willow Biomass Crops Affected by Incentive Programs

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    Vermont, University of

    Crops in New York Short-rotation woody crops (SRWC) like shrub willow (Salix spp.) are a potential source of biomass for energy generation and bioproducts in the USA [1, 2] and globally [3]. While@syr.edu Bioenerg. Res. (2013) 6:53­64 DOI 10.1007/s12155-012-9234-y #12;result in a very positive net energy

  19. Embodiments, visualizations, and immersion with enactive affective systems

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    Domingues, Diana

    Our proposal in Bioart and Biomedical Engineering for a ective esthetics focuses on the expanded sensorium and investigates problems regarding enactive systems. These systems enhance the sensorial experiences and amplify ...

  20. How evolution affects network reciprocity in Prisoner's Dilemma

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    Cimini, Giulio

    2014-01-01

    Cooperative behavior lies at the foundations of human societies, yet why people cooperate remains a conundrum. The issue, known as network reciprocity, of whether population structure can foster cooperation in social dilemmas has been addressed by many, but theoretical studies have yielded contradictory results so far---as the problem is very sensitive to how players adapt their strategy. However, recent experiments with the prisoner's dilemma game on different networks have shown that humans do not consider neighbors' payoffs when making their decisions, and that the network structure does not influence the final outcome. In this work we carry out an extensive analysis of different evolutionary dynamics for players' strategies, showing that the absence of network reciprocity is a general feature of those dynamics that do not take neighbors' payoffs into account. Our results, together with experimental evidence, hint at how to properly model real people's behavior.

  1. The Poetics of Affect in Contemporary Feminist Poetry

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    Peacock, Laurel

    2013-01-01

    because it is the mind. (“Dioxin Sunset,” Cascadia 24) Thesein the environment, dioxin, to the environment, but there isof affairs. In poems like “Dioxin Sunset,” above, harm is

  2. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience 2004, 4 (4), 517-527

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    Jha, Amishi P.

    is the neural instantiation of work- ing memory maintenance operations (Chafee & Goldman- Rakic, 1998, 2000). Goldman-Rakic's model emphasized working memory maintenance operations and their "domain suggest a process- differentiated organization of PFC in which maintenance, manipulation, response

  3. Factors affecting the adsorption of xenon on activated carbon

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    Underhill, D.W.; DiCello, D.C.; Scaglia, L.A.; Watson, J.A.

    1986-08-01

    The presence of water vapor was found to interfere strongly with the dynamic adsorption of /sup 133/Xe on coconut-base activated charcoal. The percent loss in the xenon adsorption coefficient was similar to values reported earlier for the adsorption of krypton on humidified charcoal. Attempts to increase the adsorption of xenon by (a) using a petroleum-based adsorbent with an extremely high surface area and (b) by impregnation of the adsorbent with iodine were not successful.

  4. Affective Interactive Narrative in the CALLAS Project Fred Charles1

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    Pelachaud, Catherine

    Vogt2 , Nikolaus Bee2 , Maurizio Mancini3 , Jérôme Urbain4 , Marc Price5 , Elisabeth André2 , Catherine.lemercier, m.o.cavazza}@tees.ac.uk 2 Multimedia Concepts and Applications Group, Augsburg University, Germany.mancini, c.pelachaud}@iut-univ.paris8.fr 4 Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Department of Electrical

  5. Indoor environment quality in LEED buildings: Understanding conditions affecting performance

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    Walker, Kristine

    2015-01-01

    maintenance programs, water and energy use, environmentallySustainable Sites, Energy and Atmosphere, Water Efficiency,

  6. Limited success of heat treatments for curing HLB affected trees

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    Lopes, S. A.; Luiz, F. Q.B.F.; Fassini, C. G.; Oliveira, H. T.; Oliveira, S. L.A.

    2014-01-01

    Limited success of heat treatments for curing HLB affectedthe lack of success of the heat treatments against HLB. 3rd

  7. Factors affecting the porridge quality of sorghum and pearl millet 

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    Kante, Assa

    1987-01-01

    kernels were Dorado, SC303, and SC283 with a hardness index of 92. 0X, 91. 3X, and 91. 0X, respectively; the softest cultivar was SC90 (58. 7X). Den- sity was significantly correlated with grain hardness (r=0. 61, Table Bl). Endosperm texture ranged... Presence of Teste Endosperm Textureb Density (gm/cc)c Hardness Indexc Hilling Yieldc 083541 Tx430 CSH63e CSH63d 0265-14 SC170 083541 TAH428 80265 80283 80296 80253 80261 SC90 ATx623 e BTx623 SSS610 ATx623 80605 80303 Dorado...

  8. Perceptions of Affective Expression in a Minimalist Robotic Face

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    Sabanovic, Selma

    of construction time (~6 hours), using easily accessible components (e.g. Arduino). The project aims to answer

  9. Affect in the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus /

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    Gurlly, Aaron W.

    2014-01-01

    often occurs in private. Gay porn serves as an apt examplethere exist venues where gay porn is shown semi-publicly,of an audience for gay porn is not, and has not for decades,

  10. FCV Learning Demonstration: Factors Affecting Fuel Cell Degradation (Presentation)

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    Kurtz, J.; Wipke, K.; Sprik, S.

    2008-06-18

    Presentation on the NREL Fuel Cell Vehicle learning demonstration prepared for the 2008 ASME Fuel Cell Conference.

  11. Factors affecting hydrolysis of condensed phosphates in soils 

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    Stewart, William M.

    1983-01-01

    -55% of added PP. This, depending on time, was 2-3 times more hydrolysis than was induced by non-deficient roots. Effect of Temperature Hydrolysis of polyphosphate compounds depends largely on tempera- ture. Huffman (1970) noted that a 5C rise in temperature..., found PP to be less effective than OP on an acid soil (pH 4. 0), while there were only very slight differences i. n the effectiveness of the two sources in a soil with a pH value of 7. 2. Reported results have shown that increasing the pH of acid...

  12. Legislation Affecting the Rice Industry, 1933-56. 

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    Kincannon, John A.

    1956-01-01

    ' simultaneously for differences in the dynamic growth and changes in other segments of the economy will encounter considerable difficulty in maintaining an equitable return for agriculture in its invest. ment in the national economy. This publication reviews... POLICIES AND OPERATIONS-1944 No rice price support program was in oper- ation in 1944. Loan rates were not announced in 1944 because rice prices were above the sup- port prices. Slightly more than 1.5 million acres were seeded to rice in 1944...

  13. How Authoritarian Survival Strategies Affect Civil War Onset

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    Paine, John

    2015-01-01

    regardless of oil location, and military investments defendOil production requires large capital investments, a crucialsupport. Oil production requires large capital investments (

  14. Factors Which May Affect the Hardness of Cottonseed Cake. 

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    Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach); Marrs, C. D. (Cecil Douglas)

    1936-01-01

    are shown in Table 19. These results confirm the conclusion that there is no relation between the schleroscope hardness and the crushing strength of the cake. The Impact Test The impact test (5) is made by dropping a standard weight upon the specimen... Impact Machine with the hardness as measured by the ball and crushing tests. The Page Impact Machine is designed to measure the toughness of rock and gravel used for paving roads. The machine is so constructed that a 2 kg. weight is raised and dropped...

  15. Life-Like Characters. Tools, Affective Functions, and Applications 

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    Kawamoto, Shin ichi; Shimodaira, Hiroshi; Nitta, Tsuneo; Nishimoto, Takuya; Nakamura, Satoshi; Itou, Katsunobu; Morishima, Shigeo; Yotsukura, Tatsuo; Kai, Atsuhiko; Lee, Akinobu; Yamashita, Yoichi; Kobayashi, Takao; Tokuda, Keiichi; Hirose, Keikichi; Minematsu, Nobuaki; Yamada, Atsushi; Den, Yasuharu; Utsuro, Takehito; Sagayama, Shigeki

    2003-01-01

    Galatea is a software toolkit to develop a human-like spoken dialog agent. In order to easily integrate the modules of different characteristics including speech recognizer, speech synthesizer, facial animation synthesizer[ ...

  16. Altered Fire Regimes Affect Landscape Patterns of Plant

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    Mladenoff, David

    , average parameters can be hard to define as the frequency of the disturbance is of the same order of magni of disturbance and plant succession, to examine the resilience of dominant plant species, representing different disturbance response strate- gies, to the effect of varying fire rotation intervals (FRI). The simulated fire

  17. Can the meniscus affect the nature of a chondrocyte?

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    Vanderploeg, Eric J.

    It is well understood that proper joint kinematics and loading are important factors in maintaining the health of the articular cartilage of the knee. This state of normal, physiologic loading facilitates a balance between ...

  18. Parameters Affecting Viscosity as a Quality Control for Frozen Fish

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    at the International Sym- posium on Alterations in the Chemical Constitu- ents of Foods in Industrial Processing and preserved chilled, was purchased at a local market. The muscle was minced using a mincer with plate orfices/second and then vacuum-packed and stored at -24°C for the 5 days during which tests were made. The apparent viscosity (Y

  19. Indoor environment quality in LEED buildings: Understanding conditions affecting performance

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    Walker, Kristine

    2015-01-01

    Potential recommendations for LEED, Buildings, Designers,of IEQ-related satisfaction in LEED buildings, however, theyThere was a time gap between LEED cert and occupant survey –

  20. Indoor environment quality in LEED buildings: Understanding conditions affecting performance

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    Walker, Kristine

    2015-01-01

    review for each building based on their design approach to LEED,reviews of project and site documentation. The air-quality LEED