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AGING SYSTEM DESIGN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY  

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This plan provides an overview, work to date, and the path forward for the design development strategy of the Aging cask for aging commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF) at the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) repository site. Waste for subsurface emplacement at the repository includes US Department of Energy (DOE) high-level radioactive waste (HLW), DOE SNF, commercial fuel in dual-purpose canisters (DPCs), uncanistered bare fuel, naval fuel, and other waste types. Table 1-1 lists the types of radioactive materials that may be aged at YMP, and those materials that will not be placed in an aging cask or module. This plan presents the strategy for design development of the Aging system. The Aging system will not handle naval fuel, DOE HLW, MCOs, or DOE SNF since those materials will be delivered to the repository in a state and sequence that allows them to be placed into waste packages for emplacement. Some CSNF from nuclear reactors, especially CSNF that is thermally too hot for emplacement underground, will need to be aged at the repository.

J. Beesley

2005-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging assessment for active fire protection systems  

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This study assessed the impact of aging on the performance and reliability of active fire protection systems including both fixed fire suppression and fixed fire detection systems. The experience base shows that most nuclear power plants have an aggressive maintenance and testing program and are finding degraded fire protection system components before a failure occurs. Also, from the data reviewed it is clear that the risk impact of fire protection system aging is low. However, it is assumed that a more aggressive maintenance and testing program involving preventive diagnostics may reduce the risk impact even further.

Ross, S.B. [Science and Engineering Associates, Inc. (United States); Nowlen, S.P.; Tanaka, T. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Personalized Translation Listening System for Age Groups  

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Present translation systems play back their results with specific speed and volume regardless of the type of user. In this paper, we describe a personalized translation listening system by identifying user information. User groups are classified by age group after inputting speech. This suggested translation system gives the translated result back to the user, speaking at an emphasized speech based on the user's age. The personalized translation listening system performs age recognition, speech recognition, language recognition, Google machine translation, and TTS web services. We showed the comparison of normal speech and emphasized speech by realizing a user-oriented translation system in a mobile device. A Mean Opinion Score was used for the experiment. Average score of the Mean Opinion Score experiment was 3.21.

Do-won Jang; Dong-Ju Kim; Kwang-Seok Hong

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging assessment of auxiliary feedwater systems  

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A study of Pressurized Water Reactor Auxiliary Feedwater (AFW) Systems has been conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under the auspices of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Nuclear Plant Aging Research Program. The study has reviewed historical failure experience and current monitoring practices for the AFW System. This paper provides an overview of the study approach and results. 7 figs.

Casada, D.A. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation, Aging and Disposal Canister System Performance Specification: Revision 1  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document provides specifications for selected system components of the Transportation, Aging and Disposal (TAD) canister-based system.

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Countries Diesel Prices Excluding Taxes  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

excluding taxes) excluding taxes) Date Belgium France Germany Italy Netherlands UK US 01/13/14 3.56 3.46 3.55 3.80 3.63 3.57 3.40 01/06/14 3.70 3.49 3.62 3.82 3.63 3.55 3.43 12/30/13 NA NA NA NA NA NA 3.42 12/23/13 NA NA NA NA NA NA 3.39 12/16/13 3.63 3.50 3.71 3.85 3.71 3.56 3.38 12/9/13 3.83 3.53 3.77 3.86 3.72 3.57 3.39 12/2/13 3.70 3.46 3.75 3.80 3.67 3.53 3.40 11/25/13 3.60 3.38 3.74 3.75 3.61 3.48 3.36 11/18/13 3.74 3.36 3.67 3.70 3.55 3.45 3.33 11/11/13 3.57 3.34 3.57 3.66 3.51 3.42 3.34 11/4/13 3.60 3.36 3.65 3.69 3.58 3.43 3.37 10/28/13 3.60 3.48 3.71 3.84 3.67 3.53 3.38 10/21/13 3.64 3.50 3.75 3.84 3.70 3.54 3.40 10/14/13 3.70 3.45 3.74 3.82 3.70 3.51 3.40 10/7/13 3.63 3.46 3.75 3.83 3.70 3.52 3.41

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ageing electronic systems: Topics by E-print Network  

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a time, due to changes in the load current and due to ageing. The calorimeter light emitting diode (LED) monitoring system has been developed to monitor the PMT gain over time...

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Nuclear plant-aging research on reactor protection systems  

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This report presents the rsults of a review of the Reactor Trip System (RTS) and the Engineered Safety Feature Actuating System (ESFAS) operating experiences reported in Licensee Event Reports (LER)s, the Nuclear Power Experience data base, Nuclear Plant Reliability Data System, and plant maintenance records. Our purpose is to evaluate the potential significance of aging, including cycling, trips, and testing as contributors to degradation of the RTS and ESFAS. Tables are presented that show the percentage of events for RTS and ESFAS classified by cause, components, and subcomponents for each of the Nuclear Steam Supply System vendors. A representative Babcock and Wilcox plant was selected for detailed study. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Nuclear Plant Aging Research guidelines were followed in performing the detailed study that identified materials susceptible to aging, stressors, environmental factors, and failure modes for the RTS and ESFAS as generic instrumentation and control systems. Functional indicators of degradation are listed, testing requirements evaluated, and regulatory issues discussed.

Meyer, L.C.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Age determination of the HR8799 planetary system using asteroseismology  

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Discovery of the first planetary system by direct imaging around HR8799 has made the age determination of the host star a very important task. This determination is the key to derive accurate masses of the planets and to study the dynamical stability of the system. The age of this star has been estimated using different procedures. In this work we show that some of these procedures have problems and large uncertainties, and the real age of this star is still unknown, needing more observational constraints. Therefore, we have developed a comprehensive modeling of HR8799, and taking advantage of its gamma Doradus-type pulsations, we have estimated the age of the star using asteroseismology. The accuracy in the age determination depends on the rotation velocity of the star, and therefore an accurate value of the inclination angle is required to solve the problem. Nevertheless, we find that the age estimate for this star previously published in the literature ([30,160] Myr) is unlikely, and a more accurate value ...

Moya, A; Barrado, D; Hernández, A García; Aberasturi, M; Montesinos, B; Aceituno, F

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dissecting ant recognition systems in the age of genomics  

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...ant recognition systems in the age of genomics Neil D. Tsutsui e-mail: ntsutsui...and molecular biology. Formicidae|genomics|chemosensory receptors|cuticular...have been rapid advances in genetics and genomics, for both social insects and model organisms...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Water Act (excluding Section 404)  

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This Reference Book contains a current copy of the Clean Water Act (excluding Section 404) and those regulations that implement the statutes and appear to be most relevant to US Department of Energy (DOE) activities. The document is provided to DOE and contractor staff for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal guidance. Updates that include important new requirements will be provided periodically. Questions concerning this Reference Book may be directed to Mark Petts, EH-231 (202/586-2609).

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1993-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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THE AGE AND STELLAR PARAMETERS OF THE PROCYON BINARY SYSTEM  

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The Procyon AB binary system (orbital period 40.838 yr, a newly refined determination) is near and bright enough that the component radii, effective temperatures, and luminosities are very well determined, although more than one possible solution to the masses has limited the claimed accuracy. Preliminary mass determinations for each component are available from Hubble Space Telescope imaging, supported by ground-based astrometry and an excellent Hipparcos parallax; we use these for our preferred solution for the binary system. Other values for the masses are also considered. We have employed the TYCHO stellar evolution code to match the radius and luminosity of the F5 IV-V primary star to determine the system's most likely age as 1.87 {+-} 0.13 Gyr. Since prior studies of Procyon A found its abundance indistinguishable from solar, the solar composition of Asplund, Grevesse, and Sauval (Z = 0.014) is assumed for the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram fitting. An unsuccessful attempt to fit using the older solar abundance scale of Grevesse and Sauval (Z = 0.019) is also reported. For Procyon B, 11 new sequences for the cooling of non-DA white dwarfs have been calculated to investigate the dependences of the cooling age on (1) the mass, (2) core composition, (3) helium layer mass, and (4) heavy-element opacities in the helium envelope. Our calculations indicate a cooling age of 1.19 {+-} 0.11 Gyr, which implies that the progenitor mass of Procyon B was 2.59{sub -0.26}{sup +0.44} M{sub Sun }. In a plot of initial versus final mass of white dwarfs in astrometric binaries or star clusters (all with age determinations), the Procyon B final mass lies several {sigma} below a straight line fit.

Liebert, James; Arnett, David [Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Fontaine, Gilles [Departement de Physique, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 (Canada); Young, Patrick A. [School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 (United States); Williams, Kurtis A., E-mail: jamesliebert@gmail.com, E-mail: darnett@as.arizona.edu, E-mail: fontaine@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: pyoung.3@asu.edu, E-mail: Kurtis.Williams@tamuc.edu [Texas A and M University, Commerce, TX 75429 (United States)

2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The Age and Stellar Parameters of the Procyon Binary System  

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The Procyon AB binary system (orbital period 40.838 years, a newly-refined determination), is near and bright enough that the component radii, effective temperatures, and luminosities are very well determined, although more than one possible solution to the masses has limited the claimed accuracy. Preliminary mass determinations for each component are available from HST imaging, supported by ground-based astrometry and an excellent Hipparcos parallax; we use these for our preferred solution for the binary system. Other values for the masses are also considered. We have employed the TYCHO stellar evolution code to match the radius and luminosity of the F5 IV-V primary star to determine the system's most likely age as 1.87 +/- 0.13 Gyr. Since prior studies of Procyon A found its abundance indistinguishable from solar, the solar composition of Asplund, Grevesse & Sauval (Z=0.014) is assumed for the HR Diagram flitting. An unsuccessful attempt to fit using the older solar abundance scale of Grevesse & Sau...

Liebert, James; Young, Patrick A; Williams, Kurtis A; Arnett, David

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage Systems for Extended Long Term  

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

Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage Systems for Extended Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage Systems for Extended Long Term Storage and Transportation of Used Fuel Rev0 Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage Systems for Extended Long Term Storage and Transportation of Used Fuel Rev0 The report is intended to help assess and establish the technical basis for extended long-term storage and transportation of used nuclear fuel. It provides: 1) an overview of the ISFSI license renewal process based on 10 CFR 72 and the guidance provided in NUREG-1927; 2) definitions and terms for structures and components in DCSSs, materials, environments, aging effects, and aging mechanisms; 3) TLAAs and AMPs, respectively, that have been developed for managing aging effects on the SSCs important to safety in the dry cask storage system designs; and 4) AMPs and TLAAs for the SSCs

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Nucleosome positioning by genomic excluding-energy barriers  

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...genomic excluding-energy barriers 10.1073...Vaillant Benjamin Audit Zofia Haftek-Terreau...Sequence motifs and free energies of selected natural and non-natural...174 . 14 Vaillant C Audit B Arneodo A ( 2007...excluding genomic energy barriers Pascale Milani...Vaillant, Benjamin Audit, Zofia Haftek-Terreau...

Pascale Milani; Guillaume Chevereau; Cédric Vaillant; Benjamin Audit; Zofia Haftek-Terreau; Monique Marilley; Philippe Bouvet; Françoise Argoul; Alain Arneodo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRAAGE-1988: An interactive IBM-PC code for aging analysis of NUREG-1150 systems  

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Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRA) contain a great deal of information for estimating the risk of a nuclear power plant but do not consider aging. PRAAGE (PRA+AGE) is an interactive, IBM-PC code for processing PRA-developed system models using non-aged failure rate data in conjunction with user-supplied time-dependent nuclear plant experience component failure rate data to determine the effects of component aging on a system's reliability as well as providing the age-dependent importances of various generic components. This paper describes the structure, use and application of PRAAGE to the aging analysis of the Peach Bottom 2 RHR system in the LPCI and SDC modes of operation. 4 refs., 15 figs., 5 tabs.

Fullwood, R.R.; Shier, W.G.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Age and Metallicity of the Bootes I System  

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We present Washington photometry of a field central to the Bootes I dwarf spheroidal galaxy, which was discovered as a stellar overdensity in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (DR5). We show that the Washington filters are much more effective than the Sloan filters in separating the metal-poor turn-off stars in the dwarf galaxy from the foreground stars. We detect 165 objects in the field, and statistically determine that just over 40% of the objects are non-members. Our statistical analysis mostly agrees with radial velocity measurements of the brighter stars. We find that that there is a distinct main-sequence turn-off and subgiant branch, where there is some evidence of a spread in chemical abundance. Any evidence of an age spread is limited to a few billion years. The brightest 7 Bootes I members give a (photometric-color derived) weighted mean iron-abundance of [Fe/H]=-2.1+/-0.4, and the best-fit isochrone is the 14.1 Gyr, Z=0.0002 model, with DM=19.11 and E(B-V)=0.02.

Joanne Hughes; George Wallerstein; Anne Bossi

2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Modeling and Evaluation in Aging Power Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Renewal process has been often employed as a mathematical model of the failure and repair cycle of components in power system reliability assessment. This implies that after repair, the component is assumed to be restored to be in as good as new...

Kim, Hag-Kwen

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamical Consistency of Excluded Volume Hadron Gas Models  

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The new excluded volume hadron gas model by Singh et al. [1-7] is critically discussed. We demonstrate that in this model the results obtained from relations between thermodynamical quantities disagree with the corresponding results obtained by statistical ensemble averaging. Thus, the model does not satisfy the requirements of thermodynamical consistency.

M. I. Gorenstein

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorically Excluded Actions |  

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NEPA » National NEPA » National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorically Excluded Actions National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorically Excluded Actions Categorical Exclusions (CX) - Categorical exclusions are categories of actions that DOE has determined, by regulation, do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and for which neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is typically required. Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1021, National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures, Appendices A and B to Subpart D, list DOE's categorical exclusions. Appendix A classes of actions are those actions considered to be general agency actions, such as awarding a contract or hiring personnel. Appendix B classes of actions

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Optimization of Marine Propulsion System’s Alignment for Aged Ships  

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The paper presents a numerical method of identification parameters of marine power transmission system’s alignment in the ... engine and the second one with slow-speed propulsion system. Multivariant computations...

Lech Murawski; Wieslaw Ostachowicz

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ozone induces glucose intolerance and systemic metabolic effects in young and aged brown Norway rats  

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Air pollutants have been associated with increased diabetes in humans. We hypothesized that ozone would impair glucose homeostasis by altering insulin signaling and/or endoplasmic reticular (ER) stress in young and aged rats. One, 4, 12, and 24 month old Brown Norway (BN) rats were exposed to air or ozone, 0.25 or 1.0 ppm, 6 h/day for 2 days (acute) or 2 d/week for 13 weeks (subchronic). Additionally, 4 month old rats were exposed to air or 1.0 ppm ozone, 6 h/day for 1 or 2 days (time-course). Glucose tolerance tests (GTT) were performed immediately after exposure. Serum and tissue biomarkers were analyzed 18 h after final ozone for acute and subchronic studies, and immediately after each day of exposure in the time-course study. Age-related glucose intolerance and increases in metabolic biomarkers were apparent at baseline. Acute ozone caused hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance in rats of all ages. Ozone-induced glucose intolerance was reduced in rats exposed for 13 weeks. Acute, but not subchronic ozone increased ?{sub 2}-macroglobulin, adiponectin and osteopontin. Time-course analysis indicated glucose intolerance at days 1 and 2 (2 > 1), and a recovery 18 h post ozone. Leptin increased day 1 and epinephrine at all times after ozone. Ozone tended to decrease phosphorylated insulin receptor substrate-1 in liver and adipose tissues. ER stress appeared to be the consequence of ozone induced acute metabolic impairment since transcriptional markers of ER stress increased only after 2 days of ozone. In conclusion, acute ozone exposure induces marked systemic metabolic impairments in BN rats of all ages, likely through sympathetic stimulation. - Highlights: • Air pollutants have been associated with increased diabetes in humans. • Acute ozone exposure produces profound metabolic alterations in rats. • Age influences metabolic risk factors in aging BN rats. • Acute metabolic effects are reversible and repeated exposure reduces these effects. • Ozone metabolic effects are only slightly exacerbated in geriatric rats.

Bass, V. [Environmental Public Health Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Gordon, C.J.; Jarema, K.A.; MacPhail, R.C. [Toxicity Assessment Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Cascio, W.E. [Environmental Public Health Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Phillips, P.M. [Toxicity Assessment Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Ledbetter, A.D.; Schladweiler, M.C. [Environmental Public Health Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Andrews, D. [Research Cores Unit, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Miller, D. [Curriculum in Toxicology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Doerfler, D.L. [Research Cores Unit, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Kodavanti, U.P., E-mail: kodavanti.urmila@epa.gov [Environmental Public Health Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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"ENDING STOCKS OF CRUDE OIL (excluding SPR)"  

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ENDING STOCKS OF CRUDE OIL (excluding SPR)" ENDING STOCKS OF CRUDE OIL (excluding SPR)" "Sourcekey","WCESTP11","WCESTP11","WCESTP21","WCESTP21","WCESTP31","WCESTP31","WCESTP41","WCESTP41","WCESTP51","WCESTP51","WCESTUS1","WCESTUS1" "Date","Weekly East Coast (PADD 1) Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly East Coast (PADD 1) Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly Midwest (PADD 2) Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly Midwest (PADD 2) Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly Gulf Coast (PADD 3) Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly Gulf Coast (PADD 3) Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly Rocky Mountain (PADD 4) Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly Rocky Mountain (PADD 4) Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly West Coast (PADD 5) Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly West Coast (PADD 5) Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly U.S. Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)","Weekly U.S. Ending Stocks excluding SPR of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels)"

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GABAergic systems in a model of age-related cognitive impairment  

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cohort of young and aged rats was characterized in an odor discrimination task. Similar to aged rat water maze performance, some aged rats performed odor learning discrimination problems on par with the young cohort (i.e. aged-unimpaired) and some aged...

LaSarge, Candi Lynn

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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COGNITIVE DECLINE WITH AGE: ROLE OF STRIATAL CHOLINERGIC SYSTEM AND GROWTH HORMONE.  

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??Normal aging can result in cognitive decline even in the absence of neurodegenerative disease. Successful identification of neurobiological changes that occur in association with age-related… (more)

Nieves-Martinez, Erasmo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced cancer excluding Sample Search...  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: advanced cancer excluding Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Eur J Cancer. Author manuscript Social...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging raw cattle Sample Search Results  

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7 to 18 months of age... ,381 cattle that were exclud- ed from the ... Source: Singer, Randall - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota Collection: Biology and...

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RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL (max. 10 pages excluding References)  

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systems capable of treating multiple water sources (such as stormwater, partially treated wastewater protection, and water recycling of multiple water sources in urban areas. The two main outputs-treated) wastewater and/or polluted groundwater; 3. To develop hybrid biofilters that can treat wastewater and

Detwiler, Russell

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Operator support for ageing nuclear critical infrastructure systems: integrating ecological interface design with prospect theory  

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Operator support is essential for making decisions involving ageing infrastructure. In particular, ageing plants may have deviated from their original condition into a new state with a less predictable set of possible actions and outcomes. Standard procedures and practices may be insufficient to handle the risks and vulnerabilities of ageing nuclear infrastructure. Operator support must be designed with an understanding of how operators make decisions under uncertainty and a view to supporting unexpected situations. Prospect theory (PT) and ecological interface design (EID) are proposed as two complementary approaches for guiding operator support. PT describes how people make decisions under uncertainty and EID is an interface design approach for aiding operators with the problem-solving process in unanticipated situations. We suggest that these two approaches can be integrated to improve complex decision making in ageing nuclear plants.

Catherine Burns; Ali Asgary; Jason K. Levy

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Age differences in trust and reliance of a medication management system  

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......management devices. Another threat to ecological validity is the inclusion of a time-intensive...Traveler Information Systems and Commercial Vehicle Operations Components of the Intelligent...Systems: design Alternatives for In-Vehicle Information Displays. (Report No......

Geoffrey Ho; Dana Wheatley; Charles T. Scialfa

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging visual system Sample Search Results  

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76 To appear in the IEEE Visualization 2002 Proceedings A Model for the Visualization Exploration Process Summary: , visualization models, visuali- zation systems, scientific...

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Particle number fluctuations in nuclear collisions within excluded volume hadron gas model  

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The multiplicity fluctuations are studied in the van der Waals excluded volume hadron-resonance gas model. The calculations are done in the grand canonical ensemble within the Boltzmann statistics approximation. The scaled variances for positive, negative and all charged hadrons are calculated along the chemical freeze-out line of nucleus-nucleus collisions at different collision energies. The multiplicity fluctuations are found to be suppressed in the van der Waals gas. The numerical calculations are presented for two values of hard-core hadron radius, $r=0.3$ fm and 0.5 fm, as well as for the upper limit of the excluded volume suppression effects.

M. I. Gorenstein; M. Hauer; D. O. Nikolajenko

2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Early Decline in Glucose Transport and Metabolism Precedes Shift to Ketogenic System in Female Aging and  

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in parallel to the decline in glucose transport suggesting lactate did not serve as an alternative fuel as an alternative fuel. In the 3xTgAD brain, utilization of ketone bodies as an alternative fuel was evident in mitochondrial function. The adaptive shift to the ketogenic system as an alternative fuel coincided with decline

Brinton, Roberta Diaz

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PLANETARY-SCALE STRONTIUM ISOTOPIC HETEROGENEITY AND THE AGE OF VOLATILE DEPLETION OF EARLY SOLAR SYSTEM MATERIALS  

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Isotopic anomalies in planetary materials reflect both early solar nebular heterogeneity inherited from presolar stellar sources and processes that generated non-mass-dependent isotopic fractionations. The characterization of isotopic variations in heavy elements among early solar system materials yields important insight into the stellar environment and formation of the solar system, and about initial isotopic ratios relevant to long-term chronological applications. One such heavy element, strontium, is a central element in the geosciences due to wide application of the long-lived {sup 87}Rb-{sup 87}Sr radioactive as a chronometer. We show that the stable isotopes of Sr were heterogeneously distributed at both the mineral scale and the planetary scale in the early solar system, and also that the Sr isotopic heterogeneities correlate with mass-independent oxygen isotope variations, with only CI chondrites plotting outside of this correlation. The correlation implies that most solar system material formed by mixing of at least two isotopically distinct components: a CV-chondrite-like component and an O-chondrite-like component, and possibly a distinct CI-chondrite-like component. The heterogeneous distribution of Sr isotopes may indicate that variations in initial {sup 87}Sr/{sup 86}Sr of early solar system materials reflect isotopic heterogeneity instead of having chronological significance, as interpreted previously. For example, given the differences in {sup 84}Sr/{sup 86}Sr between calcium aluminum inclusions and eucrites ({epsilon}{sup 84}Sr > 2), the difference in age between these materials would be {approx}6 Ma shorter than previously interpreted, placing the Sr chronology in agreement with other long- and short-lived isotope systems, such as U-Pb and Mn-Cr.

Moynier, Frederic; Podosek, Frank A. [Department of Earth and Planetary Science and McDonnell Center for Space Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States); Day, James M. D. [Geosciences Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA 92093-0244 (United States); Okui, Wataru; Yokoyama, Tetsuya [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Bouvier, Audrey [Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0231 (United States); Walker, Richard J., E-mail: moynier@levee.wustl.edu, E-mail: fap@levee.wustl.edu, E-mail: jmdday@ucsd.edu, E-mail: rjwalker@umd.edu, E-mail: okui.w.aa@m.titech.ac.jp, E-mail: tetsuya.yoko@geo.titech.ac.jp, E-mail: abouvier@umn.edu [Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionic Asymmetry and Solvent Excluded Volume Effects on Spherical Electric Double Layers: A Density Functional Approach  

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In this article we present a classical density functional theory for electrical double layers of spherical macroions that extends the capabilities of conventional approaches by accounting for electrostatic ion correlations, size asymmetry and excluded volume effects. The approach is based on a recent approximation introduced by Hansen-Goos and Roth for the hard sphere excess free energy of inhomogeneous fluids (J. Chem. Phys. 124, 154506). It accounts for the proper and efficient description of the effects of ionic asymmetry and solvent excluded volume, especially at high ion concentrations and size asymmetry ratios including those observed in experimental studies. Additionally, we utilize a leading functional Taylor expansion approximation of the ion density profiles. In addition, we use the Mean Spherical Approximation for multi-component charged hard sphere fluids to account for the electrostatic ion correlation effects. These approximations are implemented in our theoretical formulation into a suitable decomposition of the excess free energy which plays a key role in capturing the complex interplay between charge correlations and excluded volume effects. We perform Monte Carlo simulations in various scenarios to validate the proposed approach, obtaining a good compromise between accuracy and computational cost. We use the proposed computational approach to study the effects of ion size, ion size asymmetry and solvent excluded volume on the ion profiles, integrated charge, mean electrostatic potential, and ionic coordination number around spherical macroions in various electrolyte mixtures. Our results show that both solvent hard sphere diameter and density play a dominant role in the distribution of ions around spherical macroions, mainly for experimental water molarity and size values where the counterion distribution is characterized by a tight binding to the macroion, similar to that predicted by the Stern model.

Medasani, Bharat; Ovanesyan, Zaven; Thomas, Dennis G.; Sushko, Maria L.; Marucho, Marcelo

2014-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Water Act (excluding Section 404). Environmental guidance program reference book: Revision 6  

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This Reference Book contains a current copy of the Clean Water Act (excluding Section 404) and those regulations that implement the statutes and appear to be most relevant to US Department of Energy (DOE) activities. The document is provided to DOE and contractor staff for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal guidance. Updates that include important new requirements will be provided periodically. Questions concerning this Reference Book may be directed to Mark Petts, EH-231 (202/586-2609).

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1993-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Asteroseismic determination of the physical characteristics of the planetary system host HR\\,8799 ($\\lambda$ Bootis nature and age)  

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HR\\,8799 is a $\\lambda$ Bootis, $\\gamma$ Doradus star hosting a planetary system and a debris disk with two rings. This makes this system a very interesting target for asteroseismic studies. In particular, this work is devoted to the determination of the internal metallicity of this star, linked with its $\\lambda$ Bootis nature, and its age, taking the advantage of its $\\gamma$ Doradus-type pulsations. To do so we have used the equilibrium code CESAM and the non-adiabatic pulsational code GraCo. We have applied the Frequency Ratio Method and the Time Dependent Convection theory to estimate the mode identification, the Brunt-Va\\"is\\"al\\"a frequency integral and the mode instability, making a selection of the possible models fulfilling all observational constraints. Using the position of the star in the HR diagram, the solar metallicity models is discarded. This result contradicts one of the main assumptions of the most accepted hypothesis explaining the $\\lambda$ Bootis nature, the accretion/diffusion of gas f...

Moya, A; Barrado, D; Hernández, A Garc\\'\\ia; Aberasturi, M; Montesinos, B; Aceituno, F

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Description of Hot and Dense Hadron Gas Properties in a New Excluded-Volume model  

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A new equation of state for a hot and dense hadron gas (HG) is obtained where the finite hard-core size of baryons has been incorporated in a thermodynamically consistent formulation of excluded volume correction. Our model differs from other existing approaches on the following points. We assign a hard-core volume only to each baryon and mesons though possess a small volume but they can fuse and interpenetrate into one another. Use of the full quantum statistics is made in obtaining the grand canonical partition function where excluded-volume correction has been incorporated by explicitly integrating over volume. We thus find that the new model works even for the cases of extreme temperatures and/or densities where most of other approaches fail. The model does not violate causality even at extreme densities. The temperature and density dependence of various thermodynamical quantities, e.g. pressure, baryon density, entropy and energy density compare well with the results of other microscopic HG models. After suitable parametrization of the centre-of-mass energy in terms of temperature and baryon chemical potential, we explore some new freeze-out criteria which exhibit full independence of the collision energy and of the structures of the colliding nuclei. We further demonstrate the suitability of our model in explaining various experimental results of the multiplicity-ratios of various particles and their antiparticles. Finally, we use our excluded-volume model to obtain the transport behaviour of the hot and/or dense HG such as shear viscosity to entropy ratio, speed of sound etc. and compare the results with earlier calculations.

S. K. Tiwari; P. K. Srivastava; C. P. Singh

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Bifurcated Endograft (Excluder) in the Treatment of Isolated Iliac Artery Aneurysm: Preliminary Report  

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of endovascular repair in the treatment of isolated iliac artery aneurysm (IAA) using Excluder bifurcated endograft. Eight consecutive patients with IAA were treated during a period of 45 months using Excluder bifurcated endograft. Two patients presented with isolated IAA rupture and were treated emergently, whereas the other six patients underwent elective treatment. All aneurysms lacked sufficient proximal necks and therefore were not suitable for tubular-shaped endograft. Follow-up imaging was performed at 1 week, at every 3 months during the first year, semiannually until 2 years, and annually afterward using angio-computed axial tomography and plain films. Technical success was achieved in all patients. No mortality was seen despite two patients having IAA rupture. Follow-up (12 to 60 months) was done in all but one patient. During this period, complications were observed in three patients. One patient developed sexual impotence at 3-month follow up; one patient presented unilateral gluteal claudication after the procedure, which resolved at 3 months; and one patient developed a graft porosity-related endoleak, which was successfully managed with placement of an additional ipsilateral iliac extension. Endovascular treatment of isolated IAA using bifurcated endograft is safe and can be an alternative to surgical treatment. The benefits from decreased morbidity and mortality of endoluminal treatment of isolated IAA using bifurcated endograft outweigh the minor complications associated with this technique, which are mostly related to occlusion of hypogastric arteries.

Zander, Tobias, E-mail: tobiaszander@gmx.de; Baldi, Sebastian; Rabellino, Martin [Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University, Endoluminal Vascular Department, Rambla Hospiten Clinic Group (Spain); Kirsch, David [Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (United States); Llorens, Rafael; Zerolo, Ignacio [Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University, Department of Cardiosurgery, Rambla Hospiten Clinic Group (Spain); Qian, Zhong [Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (United States); Maynar, Manuel [Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University, Endoluminal Vascular Department, Rambla Hospiten Clinic Group (Spain)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Infection with Strains of Citrus Tristeza Virus Does Not Exclude Superinfection by Other Strains of the Virus  

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...distinct strains. However, this model does not explain how hybrid viruses containing...Graft-transmissible diseases of detritus: handbook for detection and diagnosis. FAO, Rome...Infection with strains of Citrus tristeza virus does not exclude superinfection by other strains...

Svetlana Y. Folimonova; Cecile J. Robertson; Turksen Shilts; Alexey S. Folimonov; Mark E. Hilf; Stephen M. Garnsey; William O. Dawson

2009-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Patterns of Aging  

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...Richardson, in Handbook of the Biology of...The Aging Immune System: Primer and Prospectus...or-gans, or culture systems, in ways that con-found...produce only partial restoration of T cell responses...3. D. C. Powers and R. B. Belshe...R. A. Miller, Handbook of Physiology...

Katrina L. Kelner; Jean Marx

1996-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Plutonium aging  

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The author describes the plutonium aging program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The aging of plutonium components in the US nuclear weapons stockpile has become a concern due to several events: the end of the cold war, the cessation of full scale underground nuclear testing as a result of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and the closure of the Rocky Flats Plant--the site where the plutonium components were manufactured. As a result, service lifetimes for nuclear weapons have been lengthened. Dr. Olivas will present a brief primer on the metallurgy of plutonium, and will then describe the technical approach to ascertaining the long-term changes that may be attributable to self-radiation damage. Facilities and experimental techniques which are in use to study aging will be described. Some preliminary results will also be presented.

Olivas, J.D.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water treatment facilities (excluding wastewater facilities). (Latest citations from the Selected Water Resources Abstracts database). Published Search  

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The bibliography contains citations concerning the design, construction, costs, and operation of water treatment facilities. Facilities covered include those that provide drinking water, domestic water, and water for industrial use. Types of water treatment covered include reverse osmosis, chlorination, filtration, and ozonization. Waste water treatment facilities are excluded from this bibliography. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

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1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging: Health at Advanced Ages  

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Abstract This article examines how health and mortality at advanced ages evolves from conditions early in life. The authors summarize the findings, examine econometric strategies to identify causal effects, and discuss the implications of the findings for public policies aimed at improving population health.

G.J. van den Berg; M. Lindeboom

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Atomic Energy Agency specialists meeting on experience in ageing, maintenance, and modernization of instrumentation and control systems for improving nuclear power plant availability  

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This report presents the proceedings of the Specialist`s Meeting on Experience in Aging, Maintenance and Modernization of Instrumentation and Control Systems for Improving Nuclear Power Plant Availability that was held at the Ramada Inn in Rockville, Maryland on May 5--7, 1993. The Meeting was presented in cooperation with the Electric Power Research Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the International Atomic Energy Agency. There were approximately 65 participants from 13 countries at the Meeting. Individual reports have been cataloged separately.

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1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Age of a Deer.  

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5.7 4153 ---) 8-1453 The Age of a Deer Charles W. Ramsey and Milo J. Shu/t Extension Wildlife Specialists The Texas A&M University System Tooth eruption and wear in deer are closely related to the age of the animal. Deer shed and replace... milk teeth with permanent teeth at con sistent ages. They replace all incisiform milk teeth (front teeth) by 7 months and milk premolars by 19 months. Thus, beyond the fawn stage, a deer's age, unlike the age of sheep, goats, and cattle, cannot...

Ramsey, Charles W.; Shult, Milo J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - artery successfully excluded Sample Search...  

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Simulator Summary: Modeling the Arterial System with Reference to an Anesthesia Simulator Ph.D. Thesis 1 by Mette... is to determine a physiologically based boundary condition such...

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Relative Ages of Globular Clusters  

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Ages of extragalactic globular clusters can provide valuable insights into the formation and evolution of galaxies. In this contribution the photometric methods of age dating old globular cluster systems are summarised. The spectroscopic approach is reviewed with an emphasis of the right choice of age diagnostics. We present a new method of quantifying the relatively best age-sensitive spectroscopic index given the quality of a data set and a certain theoretical stellar synthesis model. The relatively best diagnostic plot is constructed from the set of Lick indices and used to age date globular clusters in several early-type galaxies which are part of a large spectroscopic survey of extragalactic globular cluster systems. We find that, independently of host galaxy, metal-poor ([Fe/H] 8 Gyr) and coeval. Metal-rich clusters show a wide range of ages from ~15 down to a few Gyr.

Thomas H. Puzia

2002-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Brazil nut effect and excluded volume attraction in vibrofluidized granular mixtures  

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A two dimensional bi-disperse vibrofluidized granular mixture is studied in the rapid flow regime, where particle interactions occur due to instantaneous collisions. Both experiments and simulations are carried out, and these show the existence of two phenomena which have been observed only in very dense granular flows or in equilibrium systems. The Brazil nut phenomenon, which involves the rise of larger particles in a granular mixture upon vibration, has been observed in dense systems due to the percolation of small particles though the interstitial spaces between the large particles, or due to convection rolls. In the present case, where neither effect is present, it is observed that the fluidization of the smaller particles by vibration results in an exponentially decaying density profile, at heights large compared to the particle diameter, and thereby a pressure field that decreases with height. The larger particles, suspended in this decaying pressure field, experience a larger pressure at the bottom and a smaller pressure on top, and they rise to a height where the net force caused by the decreasing pressure is balanced by the weight of the particle. An attractive force between the large particles, similar to the entropic attraction effect in mixtures of colloids and polymers, is also observed in this nonequilibrium system, because when the distance between the large particles is less than the small particle diameter, the pressure between the large particles is smaller than that on the outside. Analytical results are derived for each of these effects, and these are in agreement with the experimental and simulation results.

M. Bose; U. U. Kumar; P. R. Nott; V. Kumaran

2005-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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lead-isotope age  

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lead-isotope age, lead-lead age [An age in years calculated from the ratio of lead-207 to lead-206, a by-product of the uranium-thorium-lead age method] ? Blei-Isotopen-Alter n

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deactivation of Accelerated Engine-Aged and Field-Aged SCR Catalysts and the Role of the DOC  

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A technique for accelerated aging of SCR system (DOC -> SCR-> DPF) reveals two deactivation mechanisms and replicates field-aged effects

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Direct constraints on diffusion models from cosmic-ray positron data: Excluding the minimal model for dark matter searches  

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Galactic cosmic-ray (CR) transport parameters are usually constrained by the boron-to-carbon ratio. This procedure is generically plagued with degeneracies between the diffusion coefficient and the vertical extent of the Galactic magnetic halo. The latter is of paramount importance for indirect dark matter (DM) searches because it fixes the amount of DM annihilation or decay that contributes to the local antimatter CR flux. These degeneracies could be broken by using secondary radioactive species, but the current data still have large error bars, and this method is extremely sensitive to the very local interstellar medium properties. Here, we propose to use the low-energy CR positrons in the GeV range as another direct constraint on diffusion models. We show that the PAMELA data disfavor small diffusion halo (L?3??kpc) and large diffusion slope models and exclude the minimal configuration [Maurin et al. Astrophys. J. 555, 585 (2001); Donato et al. Phys. Rev. D 69, 063501 (2004)] widely used in the literature to bracket the uncertainties in the DM signal predictions. This is complementary to indirect constraints (diffuse radio and gamma-ray emissions) and has a strong impact on DM searches. Indeed, this makes the antiproton constraints more robust while enhancing the discovery/exclusion potential of current and future experiments, like AMS-02 and GAPS, especially in the antiproton and antideuteron channels.

Julien Lavalle; David Maurin; Antje Putze

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of pulled desorption with effects of excluded volume interaction: The p-Laplacian diffusion equation and its exact solution  

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We analyze the dynamics of desorption of a polymer molecule which is pulled at one of its ends with force $f$, trying to desorb it. We assume a monomer to desorb when the pulling force on it exceeds a critical value $f_{c}$. We formulate an equation for the average position of the $n^{th}$ monomer, which takes into account excluded volume interaction through the blob-picture of a polymer under external constraints. The approach leads to a diffusion equation with a $p$-Laplacian for the propagation of the stretching along the chain. This has to be solved subject to a moving boundary condition. Interestingly, within this approach, the problem can be solved exactly in the trumpet, stem-flower and stem regimes. In the trumpet regime, we get $\\tau=\\tau_{0}n_d^{2}$ where $n_d$ is the number of monomers that have desorbed at the time $\\tau$. $\\tau_{0}$ is known only numerically, but for $f$ close to $f_{c}$, it is found to be $\\tau_{0}\\sim f_c/(f^{2/3}-f_{c}^{2/3})$. If one used simple Rouse dynamics, this result changes to {\

K. L. Sebastian; V. G. Rostiashvili; T. A. Vilgis

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct constraints on diffusion models from cosmic-ray positron data: Excluding the Minimal model for dark matter searches  

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Galactic Cosmic-ray (CR) transport parameters are usually constrained by the boron-to-carbon ratio. This procedure is generically plagued with degeneracies between the diffusion coefficient and the vertical extent of the Galactic magnetic halo. The latter is of paramount importance for indirect dark matter (DM) searches, because it fixes the amount of DM annihilation or decay that contributes to the local antimatter CR flux. These degeneracies could be broken by using secondary radioactive species, but the current data still have large error bars, and this method is extremely sensitive to the very local interstellar medium (ISM) properties. Here, we propose to use the low-energy CR positrons in the GeV range as another direct constraint on diffusion models. We show that the PAMELA data disfavor small diffusion halo ($L\\lesssim 3$ kpc) and large diffusion slope models, and exclude the minimal ({\\em min}) configuration (Maurin et al. 2001, Donato et al. 2004) widely used in the literature to bracket the uncertainties in the DM signal predictions. This is complementary to indirect constraints (diffuse radio and gamma-ray emissions) and has strong impact on DM searches. Indeed this makes the antiproton constraints more robust while enhancing the discovery/exclusion potential of current and future experiments, like AMS-02 and GAPS, especially in the antiproton and antideuteron channels.

Julien Lavalle; David Maurin; Antje Putze

2015-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Age and origin of earliest adakitic-like magmatism in Panama: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the Panamanian magmatic arc system  

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Age and origin of earliest adakitic-like magmatism in Panama: Implications for the tectonic Institute, Apartado Postal 0843-03092, Balboa, Ancon, Panama c Corporación Geológica Ares, Calle 44a #53 October 2011 Accepted 27 February 2012 Available online 22 March 2012 Keywords: Panama Panamanian magmatic

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(Data in thousand metric tons of silicon content unless otherwise noted) Domestic Production and Use: Estimated value of silicon alloys and metal (excluding semiconductor-and solar-  

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Production and Use: Estimated value of silicon alloys and metal (excluding semiconductor- and solar- grade and aluminum alloys and the chemical industry. The semiconductor and solar industries, which manufacture chips%; Venezuela, 15%; Canada, 8%; and other, 8%. Silicon metal: Brazil, 38%; South Africa, 24%; Canada, 16

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Determining age of whales  

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Determining age of whales Determining age of whales Name: Bruce W Walkey Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: While browsing through the Internet, I came upon a question by two fifth grade students. Their question got me thinking and now I pose it to you. How can you determine the age of whales? Since they are mammals, can the methods that are used on humans be used on whales? What are some tests that can be done on bones or tissues to determine age? Looking forward to your reply. Replies: Although it is difficult to determine the age of whales (unless they are born in captivity and we know their birth date), several methods have been commonly used: 1) (if female) the examination of the ovaries 2) Examination of the ridges on baleen, which are not uniform in size and analogous to tree rings. The problem with this is that baleen wears away over time. 3) Studying layers of ossification in an ear bone is probably the most accurate method of aging, since internal bones don't wear away. The biggest problem with aging methods is that they usually require that you are dissecting the animal, and often, we would like a method of aging for live active animals. The best we can do here is to compare the size and markings of whales of known age to those found in the wild. Great question!

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Population ageing: what should we worry about?  

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...rather than on average health, and therefore on issues...the affordability of health and residential care expenditures rather than...improvements in average health at each age. New theoretical...need for pension system reforms that remove barriers...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parylene C Aging Studies.  

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Parylene C is used in a device because of its conformable deposition and other advantages. Techniques to study Parylene C aging were developed, and %22lessons learned%22 that could be utilized for future studies are the result of this initial study. Differential Scanning Calorimetry yielded temperature ranges for Parylene C aging as well as post-deposition treatment. Post-deposition techniques are suggested to improve Parylene C performance. Sample preparation was critical to aging regimen. Short-term (~40 days) aging experiments with free standing and ceramic-supported Parylene C films highlighted %22lessons learned%22 which stressed further investigations in order to refine sample preparation (film thickness, single sided uniform coating, machine versus laser cutting, annealing time, temperature) and testing issues (%22necking%22) for robust accelerated aging of Parylene C.

Achyuthan, Komandoor; Sawyer, Patricia Sue.; Mata, Guillermo Adrian; White II, Gregory Von; Bernstein, Robert

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging learning disease Sample Search Results  

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system will be catastrophic. My research focuses on the age... related decline in cognitive function and age ... Source: Engstrom, Tag N. - Department of Biological Sciences,...

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Speech understanding and aging  

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The increasing age of the population forecasts a corresponding increase in the number of people suffering from hearing loss and who therefore have difficulty with speech communication. This article prepared by the Working Group on Speech Understanding and Aging for the Committee on Hearing Bioacoustics and Biomechanics discusses a number of the factors that act on the elderly listener’s ability to understand speech including physiological aging changes in cognitive ability noisy signals and sensory aids. Both sensory and perceptual processes are considered.

Working Group on Speech Understanding and Aging

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Redundancy and Biological Aging  

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...A, THE LONGEVITY AND MORTALITY OF THOROUGHBRED MARES, JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY 13 : 342 ( 1958 ). DANCOFF, S.M., INFORMATION THEORY B 263 ( 1953 ). EHRET, C.F., S INFORMATION THEORY 218 ( 1958 ). FAILLA, G, THE AGING PROCESS AND...

Horton A. Johnson

1963-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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industrial age automation age access age holistic transformation How is this impacting the ways  

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#12;industrial age automation age access age holistic transformation #12;#12;How is this impacting Educational Resources OER #12;Bring Your Own Device BYOD Communication Anywhere on Any Device At Home

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Aging in community  

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Baby Boomers are on the brink of retirement. According to U.S. Census Bureau projections, the number of people aged 65 and over will more than double in the coming decades, growing from 35 million in 2000 to 72 million in ...

Fay, Justin (Justin Thomas)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear age thinking  

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According to the practicalist school, thinking emerges from activity and each human practice is giving food to its own distinctive kinds of perception, conduct, and perspective of the world. The author, while studying and describing developments after the commencement of the nuclear age in many fields of human behavior and knowledge, including the social sciences, particularly psychology and international politics, became an adherent to the practicalist philosophy when he perceived new relevant thoughts coming to his mind at the same time. Indeed writing is a learning experience. He has, therefore, systematically included these thoughts in the following pages and synoptically characterized them in the title: Nuclear Age Thinking. He considers this kind of thinking as automatic, conscious activity which is gradually influencing our choices and decisions. The author has reservations as regards Albert Einstein's saying that the unleashed power of the atom changed everything save our modes of thinking, because the uncontrollability of nuclear energy is apparently in the subconscious of mankind nowadays, influencing the development of a new mode of thinking, and that is the nuclear age thinking which is the subject of this book. Nuclear age thinking drives from the collective fear of extinction of life on earth due to this new power at man's disposal, and it is not only limited to the change in the conventional meaning of the words war and peace.

Depastas, A.N.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging Around the World  

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... of the elderly, but has become a diffuse and perhaps unsatisfactory term for all the interrelated proce\tsses of the adult life-span. We do not know, and may never ... is truly 'normal aging'; what we are doing is to identify some of these processes that seem to alter with the passage of time in a unidirectional way, a ...

ALASTAIR HERON

1963-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005  

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This document contains the Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005

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The Age and The Mass of The \\alpha Herculis Triple-Star System From A MESA Grid of rotating stars with 1.3 <= M/Msun <= 8.0  

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\\alpha^1 Her is the second closest Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) star to the Sun, and the variable luminous M5 Ib-II member of a triple stellar system containing G8 III and A9 IV-V components. However, the mass of this important star was previously uncertain with published values ranging from ~2 - 15 Msun. As shown by this study, its fortuitous membership in a nearby resolved triple star system, makes it possible to determine its fundamental properties including its mass and age. We present over twenty years of VRI photometry of \\alpha^1 Her as well as Wing intermediate-band near-IR TiO and NIR continuum photometry. We introduce a new photometry-based calibration technique, and extract the effective temperature and luminosity of \\alpha^1 Her, in agreement with recent interferometric measures. We find, Teff=3280 +/- 87 K and log(L/Lsun)=3.92 +/- 0.14. With the MESA code, we calculate a dense grid of evolutionary tracks for Galactic low- to intermediate-mass (1.3 to 8 Msun) rotating stars from the pre-main sequ...

Moravveji, Ehsan; Khosroshahi, Habib G; Wasatonic, Rick

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concrete containment aging study  

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In 1989, IAEA initiated a pilot study on the management of aging of nuclear power plant components. The Phase I and II studies of concrete containment are discussed. With the data base, plant owners will be able to review and enhance their existing programs. IAEA will analyze data provided by participating plants and the report is scheduled to be released by late 1994 (final report release mid-1995).

Pachner, J. [International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Tai, T.M. [Bechtel National, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Naus, D. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerated Thermal Aging of Fe-Zeolite SCR Catalysts Using an...  

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Thermal Aging of Fe-Zeolite SCR Catalysts Using an Engine-Based Systems Approach Accelerated Thermal Aging of Fe-Zeolite SCR Catalysts Using an Engine-Based Systems Approach This...

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Systems biology of ageing and longevity  

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...balance between metabolic cost and survival benefit...quite fast on a low-cost machine. Alongside these...Modelling can provide a low-cost, rapid test bed for candidate...mutation to mitochondrial and nuclear DNA). These predictions...were analysed by standard graph-theoretic algorithms...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ice age paleotopography  

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A gravitationally self-consistent theory of postglacial relative sea level change is used to infer the variation of surface ice and water cover since the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). The results show that LGM ice volume was approximately 35 percent lower than suggested by the CLIMAP reconstruction and the maximum heights of the main Laurentian and Fennoscandian ice complexes are inferred to have been commensurately lower with respect to sea level. Use of these Ice Age boundary conditions in atmospheric general circulation models will yield climates that differ significantly from those previously inferred on the basis of the CLIMAP data set.

Peltier, W.R. (Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada))

1994-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Restructuring and aging in a capillary suspension  

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The rheological properties of capillary suspensions, suspensions with small amounts of an added immiscible fluid, are dramatically altered with the addition of the secondary fluid. We investigate a capillary suspension to determine how the network ages and restructures at rest and under applied external shear deformation. The present work uses calcium carbonate suspended in silicone oil (11 % solids) with added water as a model system. Aging of capillary suspensions and their response to applied oscillatory shear is distinctly different from particulate gels dominated by the van der Waals forces. The suspensions dominated by the capillary force are very sensitive to oscillatory flow, with the linear viscoelastic regime ending at a deformation of only 0.1 % and demonstrating power-law aging behavior. This aging persists for long times at low deformations or for shorter times with a sudden decrease in the strength at higher deformations. This aging behavior suggests that the network is able to rearrange and even rupture. This same sensitivity is not demonstrated in shear flow where very high shear rates are required to rupture the agglomerates returning the apparent viscosity of capillary suspensions to the same viscosity as for the pure vdW suspension. A transitional region is also present at intermediate water contents wherein the material response depends very strongly on the type, strength, and duration of the external forcing.

Erin Koos; Wolfgang Kannowade; Norbert Willenbacher

2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging and functional brain networks  

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Aging is associated with changes in human brain anatomy and function and cognitive decline. Recent studies suggest the aging decline of major functional connectivity hubs in the 'default-mode' network (DMN). Aging effects on other networks, however, are largely unknown. We hypothesized that aging would be associated with a decline of short- and long-range functional connectivity density (FCD) hubs in the DMN. To test this hypothesis, we evaluated resting-state data sets corresponding to 913 healthy subjects from a public magnetic resonance imaging database using functional connectivity density mapping (FCDM), a voxelwise and data-driven approach, together with parallel computing. Aging was associated with pronounced long-range FCD decreases in DMN and dorsal attention network (DAN) and with increases in somatosensory and subcortical networks. Aging effects in these networks were stronger for long-range than for short-range FCD and were also detected at the level of the main functional hubs. Females had higher short- and long-range FCD in DMN and lower FCD in the somatosensory network than males, but the gender by age interaction effects were not significant for any of the networks or hubs. These findings suggest that long-range connections may be more vulnerable to aging effects than short-range connections and that, in addition to the DMN, the DAN is also sensitive to aging effects, which could underlie the deterioration of attention processes that occurs with aging.

Tomasi D.; Tomasi, D.; Volkow, N.D.

2011-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic energy budget approaches for modelling organismal ageing  

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...quantitative approach. New York, NY: Harwood Academic...1928 The rate of living. New York, NY: Knopf. Ricklefs...A. L. M. 2010 Dynamic energy budget theory restores coherence...Nothobranchius furzeri as a new model system for aging studies...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuous Commissioning® in an Aged Office Building  

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ICEBO2005 Cui and Liu Continuous Commissioning SM in an Aged Office Building Y. Cui, Ph.D. Energy Systems Laboratory Architectural Engineering Department University of Nebraska-Lincoln Omaha, NE 68182 cuiy@unomaha.edu Mingsheng Liu, Ph... and Liu Units (AHUs). Among these, 7 AHUs serve the Main Building and Executive Wing areas: one AHU, called Primary AHU, for the perimeter of the Main Building and Executive Wing areas, and six AHUs, called Interior AHUs, for the interior of Main...

Cui, Y.; Liu, M.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a resolution that not only accepted a long-term strat-egy for reducing emissions but also excluded language intended to prevent unilateral application of EU legislation  

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of atmospheric pollution, airliners cross many borders and fly through many regula- tory jurisdictions a long-term strat- egy for reducing emissions but also excluded language intended to prevent unilateral-standing disagreement between in- dustrialized and developing countries about preventing climate change. Secondly

Sibille, Etienne

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Deactivation of Accelerated Engine-Aged and Field-Aged Fe-Zeolite SCR Catalysts  

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A single-cylinder diesel engine with an emissions control system - diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), Fe-zeolite selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst, and diesel particulate filter (DPF) - was used to perform accelerated thermal aging of the SCR catalyst. Cyclic aging is performed at SCR inlet temperatures of 650, 750 and 850 degrees C for up to 50 aging cycles. To assess the validity of the implemented accelerated thermal aging protocol, a field-aged SCR catalyst of similar formulation was also evaluated. The monoliths were cut into sections and evaluated for NO{sub x} performance in a bench-flow reactor. While the rear section of both the field-aged and the accelerated engine-aged SCR catalysts maintained high NO{sub x}conversion, 75-80% at 400 degrees C, the front section exhibited a drastic decrease to only 20-35% at 400 degrees C. This two-tiered deactivation was also observed for field-aged samples that were analyzed in this study. To understand the observed performance changes, thorough materials characterization was performed which revealed two primary degradation mechanisms. The first mechanism is a general Fe-zeolite deterioration which led to surface area losses, dealumination of the zeolite, and Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} crystal growth. This degradation accelerated above 750 degrees C, and the effects were generally more severe in the front of the catalyst. The second deactivation mechanism is linked to trace levels of Pt that are suspected to be volatizing from the DOC and depositing on the front section of the SCR catalyst. Chemical evidence of this can be seen in the high levels of NH{sub 3} oxidation (80% conversion at 400 degrees C), which coincides with the decrease in performance.

Toops, Todd J [ORNL; Nguyen, Ke [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Foster, Adam [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Bunting, Bruce G [ORNL; Hagaman, Edward {Ed} W [ORNL; Jiao, Jian [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SCR comes of age  

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The authors take a close look at selective catalytic reduction (SCR), which has become the predominant post-combustion technology for reducing emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from utility boilers, both in the United States and worldwide. An added, unanticipated benefit of SCR technology is the enhancement of Hg removal in coal-fired power plants. However, additional work remains to be done in developing low-temperature catlysts, in-situ catalyst regeneration processes, and hybrid SNCR/SCR systems. 10 refs., 1 fig., 1 photo.

Alfred Mann; Thomas Sarkus; James Staudt [Parsons Corp. (United States)

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compare Activities by Building Age  

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Activities by Building Age Activities by Building Age Compare Activities by ... Building Age Median Age of Building by Building Type Vacant buildings, retail stores (other than malls), and religious worship buildings tended to be the oldest buildings. Food sales buildings (which were predominantly convenience stores) and outpatient health care buildings were mainly newer buildings. Figure showing median age of building by building type. If you need assistance viewing this page, please call 202-586-8800. Specific questions may be directed to: Joelle Michaels joelle.michaels@eia.doe.gov CBECS Manager Release date: July 24, 2002 Page last modified: May 4, 2009 2:52 PM http://www.eia.gov/consumption/commercial/data/archive/cbecs/pba99/compareage.html If you are having any technical problems with this site, please contact the EIA

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Nuclear power plant Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL). Appendix B  

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The purpose of this generic aging lessons learned (GALL) review is to provide a systematic review of plant aging information in order to assess materials and component aging issues related to continued operation and license renewal of operating reactors. Literature on mechanical, structural, and thermal-hydraulic components and systems reviewed consisted of 97 Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) reports, 23 NRC Generic Letters, 154 Information Notices, 29 Licensee Event Reports (LERs), 4 Bulletins, and 9 Nuclear Management and Resources Council Industry Reports (NUMARC IRs) and literature on electrical components and systems reviewed consisted of 66 NPAR reports, 8 NRC Generic Letters, 111 Information Notices, 53 LERs, 1 Bulletin, and 1 NUMARC IR. More than 550 documents were reviewed. The results of these reviews were systematized using a standardized GALL tabular format and standardized definitions of aging-related degradation mechanisms and effects. The tables are included in volume s 1 and 2 of this report. A computerized data base has also been developed for all review tables and can be used to expedite the search for desired information on structures, components, and relevant aging effects. A survey of the GALL tables reveals that all ongoing significant component aging issues are currently being addressed by the regulatory process. However, the aging of what are termed passive components has been highlighted for continued scrutiny. This report consists of Volume 2, which consists of the GALL literature review tables for the NUMARC Industry Reports reviewed for the report.

Kasza, K.E.; Diercks, D.R.; Holland, J.W.; Choi, S.U. [and others

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adapting Dry Cask Storage for Aging at a Geologic Repository  

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A Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Aging System is a crucial part of operations at the proposed Yucca Mountain repository in the United States. Incoming commercial SNF that does not meet thermal limits for emplacement will be aged on outdoor pads. U.S. Department of Energy SNF will also be managed using the Aging System. Proposed site-specific designs for the Aging System are closely based upon designs for existing dry cask storage (DCS) systems. This paper evaluates the applicability of existing DCS systems for use in the SNF Aging System at Yucca Mountain. The most important difference between existing DCS facilities and the Yucca Mountain facility is the required capacity. Existing DCS facilities typically have less than 50 casks. The current design for the aging pad at Yucca Mountain calls for a capacity of over 2,000 casks (20,000 MTHM) [1]. This unprecedented number of casks poses some unique problems. The response of DCS systems to off-normal and accident conditions needs to be re-evaluated for multiple storage casks. Dose calculations become more complicated, since doses from multiple or very long arrays of casks can dramatically increase the total boundary dose. For occupational doses, the geometry of the cask arrays and the order of loading casks must be carefully considered in order to meet ALARA goals during cask retrieval. Due to the large area of the aging pad, skyshine must also be included when calculating public and worker doses. The expected length of aging will also necessitate some design adjustments. Under 10 CFR 72.236, DCS systems are initially certified for a period of 20 years [2]. Although the Yucca Mountain facility is not intended to be a storage facility under 10 CFR 72, the operational life of the SNF Aging System is 50 years [1]. Any cask system selected for use in aging will have to be qualified to this design lifetime. These considerations are examined, and a summary is provided of the adaptations that must be made in order to use DCS technologies successfully at a geologic repository.

C. Sanders; D. Kimball

2005-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage  

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Managing Aging Effects Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage Systems for Extended Long-Term Storage and Transportation of Used Fuel Rev. 0 Prepared for U.S. Department of Energy Used Fuel Disposition Campaign O.K. Chopra, D. Diercks, R. Fabian, D. Ma, V. Shah, S-W Tam, and Y.Y. Liu Argonne National Laboratory June 30, 2012 FCRD-USED-2012-000119 ANL-12/29 DISCLAIMER This information was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the U.S. Government. Neither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately

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Cell Senescence: Aging and Cancer  

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Scientists have identified a molecular cause behind the ravages of old age and in doing so have also shown how a natural process for fighting cancer in younger persons can actually promote cancer in older individuals.

Campisi, Judith

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Peak of the Oil Age  

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In late October 2003 The Economist published an article titled, “The End of the Oil Age” [1]. In the article’s introduction reference was made to a statement by Sheikh Yamani who served as Saudi Arabia’s minister...

Kjell Aleklett

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005  

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Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 January 27, 2006 These guidelines and accompanying criteria fulfill the requirement under Section 543(c)(3) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT). Section 543(c)(3) states that the Secretary of Energy shall issue guidelines that establish criteria for exclusions from the energy performance requirement for a fiscal year, any Federal building or collection of Federal buildings, within the statutory framework provided by the law. The purpose of these guidelines is to clarify and explicate, as necessary, the statutory

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Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005  

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Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 January 27, 2006 These guidelines and accompanying criteria fulfill the requirement under Section 543(c)(3) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT). Section 543(c)(3) states that the Secretary of Energy shall issue guidelines that establish criteria for exclusions from the energy performance requirement for a fiscal year, any Federal building or collection of Federal buildings, within the statutory framework provided by the law. The purpose of these guidelines is to clarify and explicate, as necessary, the statutory

88

THE AGE OF PLASTIC INGENUITY + RESPONSIBILITY  

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THE AGE OF PLASTIC INGENUITY + RESPONSIBILITY An Interdisciplinary Symposium Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age...and now the Age of Plastic. The Smithsonian Institution is leveraging its collections--arguably the world's greatest repository of plastic material culture--to investigate the significance of plastic, its

Mathis, Wayne N.

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SteamMaster: Steam System Analysis Software  

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STEAMMASTER: STEAM SYSTEM ANALYSIS SOFTW ARE Greg Wheeler Associate Professor Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 9733 I ABSTRACT As director of Oregon's ]ndustrial Assessment Center, [ have encountered many industrial steam systems during... plant visits. We analyze steam systems and make recommendations to improve system efficiency. [n nearly 400 industrial assessments, we have recommended 210 steam system improvements, excluding heat recovery, that would save $1.5 million/year with a...

Wheeler, G.

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Deactivation of Accelerated Engine-Aged and Field-Aged SCR Catalysts...  

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of Accelerated Engine-Aged and Field-Aged SCR Catalysts and the Role of the DOC Deactivation of Accelerated Engine-Aged and Field-Aged SCR Catalysts and the Role of the DOC A...

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Non-uniform Aging on Super Duty Diesel Truck Aged Urea Cu/Zeolite...  

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

uniform Aging on Super Duty Diesel Truck Aged Urea CuZeolite SCR Catalysts Non-uniform Aging on Super Duty Diesel Truck Aged Urea CuZeolite SCR Catalysts CuZeolite SCR catalysts...

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Accelerated Aging of Roofing Surfaces  

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Accelerated aging of roofing surfaces Accelerated aging of roofing surfaces Hugo Destaillats, Ph.D. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory HDestaillats@LBL.gov (510) 486-5897 http://HeatIsland.LBL.gov April 4, 2013 Development of Advanced Building Envelope Surface Materials & Integration of Artificial Soiling and Weathering in a Commercial Weatherometer New York Times, 30 July 2009 2010 2012 Challenge: speed the development of high performance building envelope materials that resist soiling, maintain high solar reflectance, and save energy 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov

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An assessment of fire vulnerability for aged electrical relays  

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There has been some concern that, as nuclear power plants age, protective measures taken to control and minimize the impact of fire may become ineffective, or significantly less effective, and hence result in an increased fire risk. One objective of the Fire Vulnerability of Aged Electrical Components Program is to assess the effects of aging and service wear on the fire vulnerability of electrical equipment. An increased fire vulnerability of components may lead to an overall increase in fire risk to the plant. Because of their widespread use in various electrical safety systems, electromechanical relays were chosen to be the initial components for evaluation. This test program assessed the impact of operational and thermal aging on the vulnerability of these relays to fire-induced damage. Only thermal effects of a fire were examined in this test program. The impact of smoke, corrosive materials, or fire suppression effects on relay performance were not addressed in this test program. The purpose of this test program was to assess whether the fire vulnerability of electrical relays increased with aging. The sequence followed for the test program was to: identify specific relay types, develop three fire scenarios, artificially age several relays, test the unaged and aged relays in the fire exposure scenarios, and compare the results. The relays tested were Agastat GPI, General Electric (GE) HMA, HGA, and HFA. At least two relays of each type were artificially aged and at least two relays of each type were new. Relays were operationally aged by cycling the relay under rated load for 2,000 operations. These relays were then thermally aged for 60 days with their coil energized.

Vigil, R.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)]|[Science and Engineering Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Nowlen, S.P. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The new biology of ageing  

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...clear, potential message for the medical...that evolutionary conservation of the mechanisms...2007 Evolutionary conservation of regulated longevity...Mechanisms of ageing: public or private? Nat...immunity and lifetime energy intake. J. Nutr...improvements in public health and lifestyle...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Connecticut 4-H Name: __________________Age:____  

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Connecticut 4-H Name: __________________Age:____ County: _________________________ #12;In, University of Connecticut, Storrs. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work, Acts of May 8 The Connecticut 4-H Smart Shopper Workbook contains adaptations of 4-H materials from Iowa, Kentucky, and the New

Holsinger, Kent

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Fiscal implications of population ageing  

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...recipients of public pensions and public health care systems. Since these public transfers...t system. Economic, social and health care support for older people in the...examines proposals for pension system reform, and considers some broader political...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SEECAL: Program to calculate age-dependent  

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This report describes the computer program SEECAL, which calculates specific effective energies (SEE) to specified target regions for ages newborn, 1 y, 5 y, 10 y, 15 y, a 70-kg adult male, and a 58-kg adult female. The dosimetric methodology is that of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and is generally consistent with the schema of the Medical Internal Radiation Dose committee of the US Society of Nuclear Medicine. Computation of SEEs is necessary in the computation of equivalent dose rate in a target region, for occupational or public exposure to radionuclides taken into the body. Program SEECAL replaces the program SEE that was previously used by the Dosimetry Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The program SEE was used in the dosimetric calculations for occupational exposures for ICRP Publication 30 and is limited to adults. SEECAL was used to generate age-dependent SEEs for ICRP Publication 56, Part 1. SEECAL is also incorporated into DCAL, a radiation dose and risk calculational system being developed for the Environmental Protection Agency. Electronic copies of the program and data files and this report are available from the Radiation Shielding Information Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Cristy, M.; Eckerman, K.F.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxidative Stress and Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans  

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Aging is controlled by a complex interplay of both genetic and environmental factors. Because of this, many theories have been advanced that seek to explain the etiology of both cellular and organismal aging (...

Naoaki Ishii; Philip S. Hartman

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Paleotopography of glacial-age ice sheets  

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This is technical comment and response to the subject of paleotophography of glacial age ice sheets. The model presented by Peltier reconstructing the paleotopography of glacial age ice sheets has implications for atmospheric general circulation models of ice age climate. In addition, the model suggests that the glacial-age Antarctic Ice Sheet was significantly larger than today`s. The commentor, Edwards, suggests there is a discrepancy between data from Papua New Guinea and the model results.

Edwards, R.L. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)

1995-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A U-Th Calcite Isochron Age From An Active Geothermal Field In New Zealand  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

U-Th Calcite Isochron Age From An Active Geothermal Field In New Zealand U-Th Calcite Isochron Age From An Active Geothermal Field In New Zealand Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A U-Th Calcite Isochron Age From An Active Geothermal Field In New Zealand Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: We report here the first U-Th disequilibrium age for a hydrothermal mineral from an active geothermal system in New Zealand. Vein calcite recovered from a depth of 389 m in Well Thm-1 at the Tauhara geothermal field has an age of 99±44 ka BP. This age was determined using a leachate-leachate isochron technique on four silicate containing sub-samples of calcite from a single vein. Although the error on this isochron age is considerable, it is significantly younger than the earlier

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101

working lunch menus prices excludes VAT  

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person +2 items £12.50 per person +3 items £15.00 per person +4 items £17.50 per person meat » mini pie with a coconut dipping sauce » all butter pastry mini sausage roll » traditional melton mowbray pork pie » scotch

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Re-Architecting the DoD Acquisition Process: A Transition to the Information Age  

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and Management Program #12;2 Re-Architecting the DoD Acquisition Process: A Transition to the Information Age1 Re-Architecting the DoD Acquisition Process: A Transition to the Information Age by Kevin M Masters of Science, Engineering Management University of Missouri, Rolla, MO Submitted to the System

de Weck, Olivier L.

103

40Ar/39Ar Age of Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary Tektites from Haiti  

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...90G15K obtained with laser system and for...ultrason-ically in dilute HF (-5%) for removal...size for total-fusion and incremental-heating...We determined laser total fusion 'Ar/ 39Ar ages...mean of the four laser-fusion plateau ages at...

G. A. IZETT; G. B. DALRYMPLE; L. W. SNEE

1991-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Rock of Ages | Open Energy Information  

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of Ages of Ages Jump to: navigation, search Name Rock of Ages Facility Rock of Ages Sector Wind energy Facility Type Small Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Rock of Ages Energy Purchaser Rock of Ages Location Graniteville VT Coordinates 44.14668574°, -72.48180896° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":44.14668574,"lon":-72.48180896,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor plant system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting for fuel decay during reactor shutdown, or heat produced during a mishap. The reactor system is enhanced with sealing means for excluding external air from contact with the liquid metal coolant leaking from the reactor vessel during an accident. The invention also includes a silo structure which resists attack by leaking liquid metal coolant, and an added unique cooling means.

Hunsbedt, Anstein (Los Gatos, CA); Boardman, Charles E. (Saratoga, CA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AGE UFMG Incubator | Open Energy Information  

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Sector: Services Product: General Financial & Legal Services ( Academic Research foundation ) References: AGE-UFMG Incubator1 This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by...

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Unethical behaviour in homes for the aged .  

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??The purpose of the research study is to describe guidelines to counteract unethical behaviour in homes for the aged by auxiliary nurses and care workers.… (more)

O'Donoghue, Carmelia Ellen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age receptor rage Sample Search Results  

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Calorie-Restricted Versus ad LibitumFed Rats Summary: J, Smit AJ, Limburg PC, Kallen- berg CG, Bijl M. AGE and their receptor RAGE in systemic autoimmune... Background: The...

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Accelerated Thermal Aging of Fe-Zeolite SCR Catalysts Using an...  

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Thermal Aging of Fe-Zeolite SCR Catalysts Using an Engine-based Systems Approach Poster P Poster P - - 2 2, Wednesday Bruce Bunting and Todd Toops Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

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Aging of nuclear station diesel generators: Evaluation of operating and expert experience: Phase 1, Study  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory evaluated operational and expert experience pertaining to the aging degradation of diesel generators in nuclear service. The research, sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), identified and characterized the contribution of aging to emergency diesel generator failures. This report, Volume I, reviews diesel-generator experience to identify the systems and components most subject to aging degradation and isolates the major causes of failure that may affect future operational readiness. Evaluations show that as plants age, the percent of aging-related failures increases and failure modes change. A compilation is presented of recommended corrective actions for the failures identified. This study also includes a review of current, relevant industry programs, research, and standards. Volume II reports the results of an industry-wide workshop held on May 28 and 29, 1986 to discuss the technical issues associated with aging of nuclear service emergency diesel generators.

Hoopingarner, K.R.; Vause, J.W.; Dingee, D.A.; Nesbitt, J.F.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Features, Events, and Processes: system Level  

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The purpose of this analysis report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of the system-level features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the total system performance assessment for the license application (TSPA-LA). A screening decision, either Included or Excluded, is given for each FEP along with the technical basis for screening decisions. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.113 (d, e, and f) (DIRS 156605). The system-level FEPs addressed in this report typically are overarching in nature, rather than being focused on a particular process or subsystem. As a result, they are best dealt with at the system level rather than addressed within supporting process-level or subsystem-level analyses and models reports. The system-level FEPs also tend to be directly addressed by regulations, guidance documents, or assumptions listed in the regulations; or are addressed in background information used in development of the regulations. For included FEPs, this analysis summarizes the implementation of the FEP in the TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from the TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). The initial version of this report (Revision 00) was developed to support the total system performance assessment for site recommendation (TSPA-SR). This revision addresses the license application (LA) FEP List (DIRS 170760).

D. McGregor

2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

112

SEXUALITY AND INTIMACY ISSUES AS WE AGE  

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or unprotected sex, may be sexually abused, masturbate or may abstain #12;The Importance of Sexuality and Aging � or after breast or prostate cancer or other chronic illnesses � Older adults may be using the internet pleasures are reserved for the young #12;Aging and the Media � Older people are frequently portrayed

Jacobs, Lucia

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6, 39453963, 2006 Methanol inside aged  

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. The oxidation of methane (and other hydrocarbons) can also produce methanol primarily via the self reactionACPD 6, 3945­3963, 2006 Methanol inside aged tropical biomass burning plumes G. Dufour et al. Title Chemistry and Physics Discussions First space-borne measurements of methanol inside aged tropical biomass

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Hydration Aging of Nuclear Waste Glass  

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...of Nuclear Waste Glass 10...STEINDLER Chemical Engineering...60439 The aging of simulated nuclear waste glass by...nuclear waste forms can meet...simulated aging reac-tions...whether a waste formn can...pro-jected Nuclear Regulatory...STEINDLEt Chemical Engineering...Basisfor Waste Form Integrity...

J. K. BATES; L. J. JARDINE; M. J. STEINDLER

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New age constraints on the Middle Stone Age occupations of Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt  

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New age constraints on the Middle Stone Age occupations of Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt rocks, or tufas, exposed along the flanks of the Libyan Plateau near Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt

Asmerom, Yemane

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Deactivation of Accelerated Engine-Aged and Field-Aged SCR Catalysts...  

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of Accelerated Engine-Aged and Field-Aged SCR Catalysts and the Role of the DOC Adam Foster and Ke Nguyen University of Tennessee - Knoxville Bruce G. Bunting and Todd J. Toops Oak...

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An Accelerated Aging Method for Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems  

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Poster presented at the 16th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit, MI, September 27-30, 2010.

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METEORITES AND THE AGE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM  

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... hydrochloric acid. (4) During this process sometimes not only the helium but also the radon liberated from the meteorite was collected and measured5. (5) After dissolution, the radium ... together with barium, as sulphates, and converted into chlorides. (6) The thoron and radon evolved from these chloride solutions were measured in an ioniza-tion chamber connected with an ...

W. J. ARROL; R. B. JACOBI; F. A. PANETH

1942-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

119

A Review of Information for Managing Aging in Nuclear Power Plants  

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Age related degradation effects in safety related systems of nuclear power plants should be managed to prevent safety margins from eroding below the acceptable limits provided in plant design bases. The Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) Pro- gram, conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, and other related aging management programs are developing technical information on managing aging. The aging management process central to these efforts consists of three key elements: 1) selecting structures, systems, and components (SSCs) in which aging should be controlled; 2) understanding the mechanisms and rates of degradation in these SSCs; and 3) managing degradation through effective inspection, surveillance, condition monitoring, trending, record keeping, mainten- ance, refurbishment, replacement, and adjustments in the operating environment and service conditions. This document concisely reviews and integrates information developed under the NPAR Program and other aging management studies and other available information related to understanding and managing age-related degradation effects and provides specific refer- ences to more comprehensive information on the same subjects.

WC Morgan; JV Livingston

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

High dietary methionine intake increases the risk of acute coronary events in middle-aged men  

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Background and aim Homocysteine, a methionine metabolite, is suggested to be a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). To date, the effects of dietary intake of methionine, the key amino acid in homocysteine metabolism, on CVD have not been studied. Our aim was to examine the effects of dietary methionine intake on the risk of acute coronary events. Methods and results We examined the effects of dietary methionine intake, assessed with 4-d food record, on acute coronary events in a prospective cohort study consisting of 1981 coronary disease free men from eastern Finland, aged 42–60 years at baseline in 1984–89, in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD) Study. During an average follow-up time of 14.0 years, 292 subjects experienced an acute coronary event. In a Cox proportional hazards model adjusting for age, examination years, BMI, urinary nicotine metabolites and protein intake (excluding methionine) the relative risks of acute coronary event in the three highest quarters of dietary methionine intake were 1.31 (95% CI: 0.92, 1.86), 1.31 (95% CI: 0.88, 1.96) and 2.08 (95% CI: 1.31, 3.29) as compared with the lowest quarter. Further adjustments did not change the results. However, opposite association was observed with total protein intake, which tended to decrease the risk. Conclusions The main finding of this study is that long-term, moderately high dietary methionine intake may increase the risk of acute coronary events in middle-aged Finnish men free of prior CHD. More prospective research is needed to confirm the role of dietary methionine in the development of CVD, and whether its effects are independent of homocysteine.

Jyrki K. Virtanen; Sari Voutilainen; Tiina H. Rissanen; Pertti Happonen; Jaakko Mursu; Jari A. Laukkanen; Henrik Poulsen; Timo A. Lakka; Jukka T. Salonen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Medical Progress: Age-Related Macular Degeneration  

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...blurred vision, visual scotomas, decreased contrast sensitivity, abnormal dark adaptation (difficulty adjusting from bright to dim lighting), and the need for brighter light or additional magnification to read small print. Gradual, insidious visual loss with central or pericentral visual scotomas typically... Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in people 50 years of age or older in the developed world. This article reviews the clinical and histopathological features of age-related macular degeneration and its genetics and epidemiology and discusses current management options and research advances.

Jager R.D.Mieler W.F.Miller J.W.

2008-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

122

Computational Age Dating of Special Nuclear Materials  

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This slide-show presented an overview of the Constrained Progressive Reversal (CPR) method for computing decays, age dating, and spoof detecting. The CPR method is: Capable of temporal profiling a SNM sample; Precise (compared with known decay code, such a ORIGEN); Easy (for computer implementation and analysis). ? We have illustrated with real SNM data using CPR for age dating and spoof detection. If SNM is pure, may use CPR to derive its age. If SNM is mixed, CPR will indicate that it is mixed or spoofed.

None

2012-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Iodine Loading of NO Aged Silver Exchanged Mordenite  

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In an off-gas treatment system for used nuclear fuel processing, a solid sorbent will typically be exposed to a gas stream for months at a time. This gas stream may be at elevated temperature and could contain water vapor, gaseous nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}), nitric acid vapors, and a variety of other constituents. For this reason, it is important to evaluate the effects of long-term exposure, or aging, on proposed sorbents. Silver exchanged mordenite (AgZ) is being studied at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to determine its iodine sorption capacity after long term exposure to increasingly more complex chemical environments. Studies previously conducted at ORNL investigated the effects of aging reduced silver exchanged mordenite (Ag{sup 0}Z) in dry air, moist air, and NO2. This study investigated the effects of extended exposure to nitric oxide (NO) gas on the iodine capture performance of Ag{sup 0}Z. A deep bed of Ag{sup 0}Z was aged in a 1% nitric oxide (NO) air stream, and portions of the bed were removed at pre-determined intervals. After being removed from the NO stream, each sample was loaded with iodine in a thin bed configuration. These samples were analyzed by neutron activation analysis (NAA) to quantify the iodine content in the sample. Samples were removed at one week and one month. A 78% decrease in sample capacity was seen after one week of exposure, with no further decrease observed after 1 month of aging. The observed loss in capacity is larger in magnitude than previous studies exposing Ag{sup 0}Z to dry air, moist air, or NO2 gas. The aging study was terminated after one month and repeated; this successfully demonstrated the reproducibility of the results.

Patton, K. K. [ORNL; Bruffey, S. H. [ORNL; Jubin, J. T. [ORNL; Walker, Jr., J. F. [ORNL

2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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"AGE AND AREA" IN RELATION TO EXTINCTION  

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...the end of the Carboniferous. CHARLES J. CHAMBERLAIN UNIVERSITY OF CIHICAGO "'AGE AND AREA" IN RELATION TO EXTINCTION T:EERE are few generalizations in regard to the geographical distribution of species which have aroused so much interest and elicited...

S. J. Holmes

1925-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging of polymeric composites : a literature review  

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Due to their increased use in today's society, an extensive survey was undertaken in this report to condense what's been, thus far, discovered as to the effects of aging on polymeric composites. Special emphasis was placed ...

Treviño-Garrido, Margie N

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Fracture, aging and disease in bone  

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by enhancing the materials resistance to microstructuralgrowth resistance of microcracking brittle materials. J. Am.resistance to fracture of the Page 4 Fracture, Aging and Disease in Bone underlying material.

Ager, J.W.; Balooch, G.; Ritchie, R.O.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Aging Dynamics in Mixed Nanoclay Dispersions  

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This chapter investigates the ergodicity breaking and aging dynamics in mixture of colloidal clays, Laponite (L) and Montmorillonite (MMT). The relaxation dynamics has been studied systematically through the l...

Ravi Kumar Pujala

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Aging Characteristics of Polyurethane Foam Insulation  

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Closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation displays a time-dependent thermal conductivity characteristic commonly known as aging. Freshly made foam has a relatively low thermal conductivity, which ... in order to e...

J. Navickas; R. A. Madsen

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Ageing, Debt, and Growth Crises: Two Forerunners  

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High levels of public debt and frustratingly low growth in Japan and Italy have a common root: an ... chapter follows the reactions of ageing corporations, households, and governments to show that debt crises...

Martin Schulz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Aging and weathering of cool roofing membranes  

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Canada ABSTRACT Aging and weathering can reduce the solarsolar reflectance of 25 weathered roofing membranes from 25 cities across the United States and Canada.Canada. The LBNL study included measuring the spectral solar

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Hyper-Aging Dynamics of Nanoclay Suspension  

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Hyper-Aging Dynamics of Nanoclay Suspension ... Aqueous suspension of nanoclay Laponite undergoes structural evolution as a function of time, which enhances its elasticity and relaxation time. ... Typically, we observe that the monotonic evolution of elastic modulus shifts to lower aging times, while maxima in viscous moduli get progressively broader for experiments carried out on a later date after preparation (idle time) of the nanoclay suspension. ...

A. Shahin; Yogesh M Joshi

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Laterality and age-level differences between young women and elderly women in controlled force exertion (CFE)  

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This study aimed to examine laterality and age-level differences in maximal handgrip strength and CFE using women as subjects. The subjects were 50 young women (mean age 20.9 ± 1.9 years) and 50 elderly women (mean age 72.9 ± 6.6 years). The maximal handgrip strength was measured twice with a 1-min interval, and the larger value was used in this study. In the CFE test, the subjects matched their submaximal grip strengths to the demand values changing at a constant frequency (range = 5–25% of the maximal grip strength). The CFE test was performed twice after one practice trial (one trial was 40 s). The sum of the percent of differences between the demand value and the grip exertion value was used as an estimate of CFE. CFE was estimated using a mean from two trials, excluding the first 15 s of each trial. The elderly were significantly inferior in maximal handgrip strength of the dominant and non-dominant hands to young adults (about 70%), and the non-dominant hand was significantly inferior to the dominant hand. The elderly were significantly inferior in CFE of both hands to young adults (about 50%), and the non-dominant hand was significantly inferior. In conclusion, the age-level differences in maximal handgrip strength and CFE are found in the dominant and non-dominant hands, and laterality is also found in both young adults and the elderly. The CFE relating closely to nerve function may have a larger age-level difference than maximal handgrip strength.

Hiroshi Kubota; Shinichi Demura; Haruka Kawabata

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging of Iodine-Loaded Silver Mordenite in NO2  

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Used nuclear fuel facilities need to control and minimize radioactive emissions. Off-gas systems are designed to remove radioactive contaminants, such as 85Kr, 14C, 3H, and 129I. In an off-gas system, any capture material will be exposed to a gas stream for months at a time. This gas stream may be at elevated temperature and could contain water, NOx gas, or a variety of other constituents comprising the dissolver off-gas stream in a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant. For this reason, it is important to evaluate the effects of long-term exposure, or aging, on proposed capture materials. One material under consideration is reduced silver mordenite (Ag0Z), which is recognized for its efficient iodine capture properties. Iodine is immobilized on Ag0Z as AgI, a solid with low volatility (m.p. ? 500°C). The aim of this study was to determine whether extended aging at elevated temperature in a nominally 2% NO2 environment would result in a loss of immobilized iodine from this material due to either physical or chemical changes that might occur during aging. Charges of iodine-loaded reduced silver mordenite (I2-Ag0Z) were exposed to a 2% NO2 environment for 1, 2, 3, and 4 months at 150°C, then analyzed for iodine losses The aging study was completed successfully. The material did not visibly change color or form. The results demonstrate that no significant iodine loss was observed over the course of 4 months of 2% NO2 aging of I2-Ag0Z at elevated temperature within the margin of error and the variability (~10%) in the loading along the beds. This provides assurance that iodine will remain immobilized on Ag0Z during extended online use in an off-gas capture treatment system. Future tests should expose I2-Ag0Z to progressively more complex feed gases in an effort to accurately replicate the conditions expected in a reprocessing facility.

Bruffey, Stephanie H. [ORNL; Jubin, Robert Thomas [ORNL; Patton, Kaara K. [ORNL; Walker Jr, Joseph Franklin [ORNL

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging of nuclear station diesel generators: Evaluation of operating and expert experience: Workshop  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) evaluated operational and expert experience pertaining to the aging degradation of diesel generators in nuclear service. The research, sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), identified and characterized the contribution of aging to emergency diesel generator failures. This report, Volume II, reports the results of an industry-wide workshop held on May 28 and 29, 1986, to discuss the technical issues associated with aging of nuclear service emergency diesel generators. The technical issues discussed most extensively were: man/machine interfaces, component interfaces, thermal gradients of startup and cooldown and the need for an accurate industry database for trend analysis of the diesel generator system.

Hoopingarner, K.R.; Vause, J.W.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Accurate Energy Attribution and Accounting for Multi-core Systems  

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us- age information. Our system utilizes runtime direct en- ergy measurements that provide accurate per-component energy usage

Ryffel, Sebi; Stathopoulos, Thanos; McIntire, Dustin; Kaiser, William; Thiele, Lothar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Solid Friction from stick-slip to pinning and aging  

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We review the present state of understanding of solid friction at low velocities and for systems with negligibly small wear effects. We first analyze in detail the behavior of friction at interfaces between wacroscopic hard rough solids, whose main dynamical features are well described by the Rice-Ruina rate and state dependent constitutive law. We show that it results from two combined effects : (i) the threshold rheology of nanometer-thick junctions jammed under confinement into a soft glassy structure (ii) geometric aging, i.e. slow growth of the real arrea of contact via asperity creep interrupted by sliding. Closer analysis leads to identifying a second aging-rejuvenation process, at work within the junctions themselves. We compare the effects of structural aging at such multicontact, very highly confined, interfaces with those met under different confinement levels, namely boundary lubricated contacts and extended adhesive interfaces involving soft materials (hydrogels, elastomers). This leads us to propose a classification of frictional junctions in terms of the relative importance of jamming and adsoprtion-induced metastability.

Tristan Baumberger; Christiane Caroli

2005-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectral energy distributions and age estimates of 104 M31 globular clusters  

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We present photometry of 104 M31 globular clusters (GCs) and GC candidates in 15 intermediate-band filters of the Beijing-Arizona-Taiwan-Connecticut (BATC) photometric system. The GCs and GC candidates were selected from the Revised Bologna Catalog (v.3.5). We obtain the cluster ages by comparing the photometric data with up-to-date theoretical synthesis models. The photometric data used are {\\sl GALEX} far- and near-ultraviolet and 2MASS near-infrared $JHK_{\\rm s}$ magnitudes, combined with optical photometry. The ages of our sample clusters cover a large range, although most clusters are younger than 10 Gyr. Combined with the ages obtained in our series of previous papers focusing on the M31 GC system, we present the full M31 GC age distribution. The M31 GC system contains populations of young and intermediate-age GCs, as well as the `usual' complement of well-known old GCs, i.e., GCs of similar age as the majority of the Galactic GCs. In addition, young GCs (and GC candidates) are distributed nearly unifor...

Wang, Song; Ma, Jun; de Grijs, Richard; Zhou, Xu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:VolcanicAge | Open Energy Information  

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Property Property Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Property:VolcanicAge Jump to: navigation, search Property Name VolcanicAge Property Type String Description Describes the time of the most recent volcanism by epoch, era, or period per available data. Subproperties This property has the following 7 subproperties: E East Mesa Geothermal Area G Geysers Geothermal Area L Lightning Dock Geothermal Area R Raft River Geothermal Area Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area S Salton Sea Geothermal Area Soda Lake Geothermal Area Pages using the property "VolcanicAge" Showing 19 pages using this property. A Amedee Geothermal Area + No volcanism + B Beowawe Hot Springs Geothermal Area + no volcanism + Blue Mountain Geothermal Area + no volcanism + Brady Hot Springs Geothermal Area + No volcanism +

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Age Estimations of M31 Globular Clusters from Their Spectral Energy Distributions  

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This paper presents accurate spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of 16 M31 globular clusters (GCs) confirmed by spectroscopy and/or high spatial-resolution imaging, as well as 30 M31 globular cluster candidates detected by Mochejska et al. Most of these candidates have m_V > 18, deeper than previous searches, and these candidates have not yet been confirmed to be globular clusters. The SEDs of these clusters and candidates are obtained as part of the BATC Multicolor Survey of the Sky, in which the spectrophotometrically-calibrated CCD images of M31 in 13 intermediate-band filters from 4000 to 10000 A were observed. These filters are specifically designed to exclude most of the bright and variable night-sky emission lines including the OH forest. In comparison to the SEDs of true GCs, we find that some of the candidate objects are not GCs in M31. SED fits show that theoretical simple stellar population (SSP) models can fit the true GCs very well. We estimate the ages of these GCs by comparing with SSP models....

Ma, J; Chen, J; Fan, Z; Jiang, Z; Yang, Y; Zhou, X; Burstein, David; Chen, Jiansheng; Fan, Zhou; Jiang, Zhaoji; Ma, Jun; Yang, Yanbin; Zhou, Xu

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective temperature of an aging powder  

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The aging dynamics and the fluctuation-dissipation relation between the spontaneous diffusion induced by a random noise and the drift motion induced by a small stirring force are numerically investigated in a 3D schematic model of compacting powder: a gravity-driven lattice-gas with purely kinetic constraints. The compaction dynamics is characterized by a super-aging behavior and, in analogy with glasses, exhibits a purely dynamical time-scale-dependent effective temperature. A simple experiment to measure this quantity is suggested.

Mauro Sellitto

2001-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Died suddenly under age 50 Heart disease  

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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ _____________________________________________________________ Student cell phone Current email address (for contact over the summer) Persons to contact in case _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Home phone Business phone Cell phone Home phone Business phone Cell phone State of Age at Age Health _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ City State Zip Code Nation (if not US) Home phone

Smith, Marc L.

142

System for Award Management (SAM):  

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System for Award Management (SAM) System for Award Management (SAM) ChallengeHER Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting May 23, 2013 Judith R. Zawatsky General Services Administration You are here today because you want to: a) Get a contract with the federal government b) Get a grant from the federal government c) Increase the work you are already doing with the federal government d) Learn new acronyms WHERE DO YOU START? www.sam.gov WHAT IS SAM? The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of * Central Contractor Registry (CCR) * Online Representations & Certifications Application (ORCA) * Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? Create User Account Register or Update Entity Get contracts/grants

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Accelerated Aging of Roofing Materials - 2013 BTO Peer Review...  

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Accelerated Aging of Roofing Materials - 2013 BTO Peer Review Accelerated Aging of Roofing Materials - 2013 BTO Peer Review Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building...

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Review: Glut: Mastering Information throughout the Ages by Alex Wright  

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In positing his proposal, Wright has provided the literaturethrough the Ages by Alex Wright. Washington: Joseph Henrythrough the Ages, Alex Wright may have uncovered one such

Haley, Dan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Effect of non-ageing and ageing ceria nanoparticles suspensions on fresh water micro-algae  

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Effect of non-ageing and ageing ceria nanoparticles suspensions on fresh water micro-algae Manier nanoparticle (nCeO2) suspensions, towards freshwater micro-algae assessing the effect nCeO2 suspensions microscopy (TEM). In addition, the interaction between NPs and algae were investigated using flow

Boyer, Edmond

146

RbSr ages of igneous rocks from the Apollo 14 mission and the age of the Fra Mauro formation  

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Internal Rb-Sr isochrons were determined on four basaltic rocks and on a basaltic clast from a breccia from the Fra Mauro landing site. Rocks 14310, 14073 and 14001,7,3 yield essentially identical ages T = 3.88 ± 0.04 AE and identical high initial 87Sr/86Sr, I = 0.70035 ± 4. Rock 14053 and the clast from breccia 14321 both yield a higher age T = 3.95 ± 0.04 AE and a distinctly lower I = 0.69945 ± 4. Model ages relative to BABI for these rocks range from 4.3 to 4.6 AE. Model ages were determined for soil samples 14141, 14149, 14163, 14259 yielding TBABI of 4.4, 4.5, 4.5 and 4.7 AE respectively. An internal isochron was determined for 12004 and yielded (3.29 ± 0.07 AE, 0.69948 ± 5) in agreement with our previous results for basaltic rocks from the Apollo 12 site. The crystallization ages for Apollo 14 basalts are only 0.2 to 0.3 AE older than were found for mare basalts from the Sea of Tranquillity. Assuming these leucocratic igneous rocks to be representative of the Fra Mauro site, it follows that there were major igneous processes active in these regions, and presumably throughout the highlands, at times only slightly preceding the periods at which the maria were last flooded. If the breccias represent the Fra Mauro formation and if this is the result of excavation of the Imbrium Basin, we must conclude that a major bombardment of the earth-moon system continued to take place at least as late as 3.9 AE or about 0.7 AE after the formation of the solar system. Such a late major bombardment could remove the need for internal heat sources to explain some mare lava flows. Some of the lunar differentiation processes could possibly represent the result of collisional melting of a thin outer layer. This late bombardment requires that planetary objects ? 100 km in size must be stored in unstable orbits with lifetimes of 108 yr or more.

D.A. Papanastassiou; G.J. Wasserburg

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Eligibility: Cancer Survivor ages 35-75  

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Eligibility: · Cancer Survivor ages 35-75 · Patient has completed treatment within last two years for non-metastic solid tumor · Patient's cancer is currently considered stable or in remission · At least. Please contact Missy Buchanan 415-353-7019 for more information. Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer

Walter, Peter

148

Thermal aging of nitroplasticized Estane 5703  

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In support of the Lifetime Prediction modeling effort, we have been investigating the aging processes that could impact the lifetime of PBX 9501. PBX 9501 is composed of 95% HMX and 5% polymeric binder. The polymeric binder is composed of 50% nitroplasticizer (NP) and 50% Estane{reg_sign} 5703 with a small quantity of stabilizer. Estane{reg_sign} 5703 is a segmented poly(ester urethane) with mechanical properties derived from phase separation of hard and soft segments along the polymer backbone. Since the binder has a significant effect on the composite mechanical properties, it is essential to know how the binder changes with time. Typically, polymer lifetime predictions are determined from extrapolation of properties after the material has been exposed to elevated temperatures and/or reactive environments for varying periods of time. For multiphase polymers, this accelerated aging methodology is very difficult to interpret since elevated temperatures alter the physical structure of the polymer, as well as, accelerate the chemical degradation reactions. Accelerated aging studies of nitroplasticized Estane have shown an increase in the molecular weight. The increase in molecular weight is most likely due to polymer chain branching reactions that eventually leads to formation an insoluble cross-linked gel. The decreased chain mobility caused by branching may also affect phase separation, which in turn, may change the mechanical properties. In this paper we report results of thermal aging studies on the properties, morphology and chemistry of nitroplasticized Estane.

Orler, E. B. (E. Bruce); Wrobleski, Debra A.; Cooke, D. W. (D. Wayne); Bennett, B. L. (Bryan L.); Smith, M. E. (Mark E.); Jahan, M. S. (M. Shan)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evolution of cardiorespiratory interactions with age  

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...ac.uk 1 Department of Physics, Lancaster University...modulations of the heart rate both decrease with age...associated physiology and physics have been under continuing...focused mainly on the heart rate variability (HRV) that...IHF is obtained by low-pass filtering, spline interpolation...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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7, 1365313697, 2007 Global mean age of  

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ACPD 7, 13653­13697, 2007 Global mean age of air from MIPAS G. P. Stiller et al. Title Page measurements G. P. Stiller 1 , T. von Clarmann 1 , M. H¨opfner 1 , N. Glatthor 1 , U. Grabowski 1 , S. Kellmann Correspondence to: G. P. Stiller (gabriele.stiller@imk.fzk.de) 13653 #12;ACPD 7, 13653­13697, 2007 Global mean

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Economic and social implications of aging societies  

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...welfare. Immigration can affect the sustainability gap of public finances as it increases the number...relative to working-age adults. All three factors are likely to change as the...broad, coherent, and integrated multi-pillar approaches to labor markets, health...

Sarah Harper

2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic games for aged care and rehabilitation  

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The declining cognitive and motor abilities has become a major problem in the health care of the elderly, often leading to potentially fatal falls. Current rehabilitation strategies to address this issue include routine physiotherapy which is often dull ... Keywords: aged care, rehabilitation, software agent, video game

Stuart T. Smith; Amir Talaei-Khoei; Mililani Ray; Pradeep Ray

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing mechanical effects of aging damage  

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This is the final report of a two-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The goal was to develop and apply several different experimental and theoretical/computational tools to better understand physical and chemical aging phenomena in plastic-bonded high explosives, and to develop a methodology for predicting the likely effects of aging on the mechanical properties of the composite based on input from these fundamental studies. Initial comparisons were done for spectra of fresh and aged Esane, as well as PBX-9501, and the authors found differences in the carbonyl region of the spectrum, which possibly reflect differences in hydrogen bonding due to aging phenomena. The micromechanical model of composites was extended to study various volume fractions of HMX with binders. The results showed that, as the binder fraction increases, there is a decrease in the maximum stress that can be supported but an increase in the percent strain at final fracture. A more realistic microstructural model was obtained through the use of a phase field model. Using this model, the authors have studied the microstructural evolution as a function of the grain boundary energy vs. misorientation relationship. The initial results indicate that there are some changes in the grain growth rate when the grain-boundary energy dependence on the angle is not constant. They also find that solute tends to segregate at the grain boundary and slows the grain growth kinetics.

Sewell, T.D.; Chen, S.P.; Schoonover, J.R.; Trent, B.C.; Howe, P.M.; Hjelm, R.P.; Browning, R.V.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stone Age Distributed Computing (Extended Abstract)  

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on the first page. Copyrights for components of this work owned by others than ACM must be honored. AbstractingStone Age Distributed Computing (Extended Abstract) Yuval Emek Distributed Computing Group ETH wattenhofer@ethz.ch ABSTRACT A new model that depicts a network of randomized finite state machines operating

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A commodity approach to aging management review of supports for license renewal  

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10CFR Part 54 requires that nuclear power plant licensees who seek renewal of their operating licenses for an additional 20 years of operation (i.e., for a total operating life of 60 years) perform an Integrated Plant Assessment (IPA) on all systems, structures and components (SSCs) within the scope of license renewal. Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) and MPR Associates, Inc., have recently completed an aging management review of component supports for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP). A commodity approach was used on the basis that component supports perform essentially the same function regardless of the system with which they are associated. This approach, i.e., treating component supports as commodities as opposed to performing the aging management review for each individual component support, resulted in a cost-effective approach for this portion of the IPA. An important feature of the aging management review of component support at CCNPP is the evaluation of the adequacy of existing programs to manage component support aging. Two major programs were included in the evaluation: the ASME Section 11 In-Service Inspection (ISI) Program, and CCNPP`s Seismic Verification Project to resolve USI A-46. The key role that these programs play in the overall aging management strategy for component supports, as well as the evaluation of other on-going activities which complete the aging management approach for component supports, are discussed.

Schlaseman, C.S. [MPR Associates, Inc., Washington, DC (United States); Tilden, B.M. [Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., MD (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Age at first visit  

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Information System / Decision Support System Health Policy Facts POLICY IMPLICATIONS Approaches to CCS reform for age, diagnostic category, and diagnostic complexity -- is needed to make health care delivery more in different age groups use health care differently. Children in their first year of life primarily use

Kay, Mark A.

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Accelerated aging of EPDM and butyl elastomers  

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This study was composed of three parts: a post cure study to optimize final properties of an ethylene-propylene-diene (EPDM) formulation, an accelerated aging study to compare the stress relaxation behavior of a butyl and an EPDM elastomer under compression, and a cursory evaluation of a new 70 Shore A EPDM. The optimum postcure for the EPDM was found to be 2 to 4 hours at 182{degrees}C in a vacuum. The EPDM was also shown to have superior aging characteristics compared to the butyl and is recommended for use instead of the butyl material. The physical properties for new 70 Shore A EPDM are satisfactory, and the stress relaxation behavior was only slightly inferior to the other EPDM.

Wilson, M.H.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Energy implications of an aging population  

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This study provides various demographic, medical, and economic information relative to energy usage on a segment of the population, the elderly, which is growing in absolute numbers and relative population percentage. This growth is expected to continue well into the twenty-first century. The US aging population numbered 3.1 million in 1900, and by 1977 it had climbed to 23.5 million. It can be stated with reasonable certainty that this figure will rise to 31 million in the year 2000 and 43 million in the year 2020. These figures, corresponding to more than 10% of our population, are by no means insignificant. As our fossil-fuel reserves are being depleted and the cost of energy mounts, it becomes apparent that the elderly will become increasingly vulnerable to the energy crisis, primarily beause of their physical tendency to infirmity, their economic and social situation, and their susceptibility to psychological depression. This white paper concentrates on those aspects of aging and the nation's energy problem which are not usually related in our everyday consideration of these as separable problems. It seeks to identify the peculiar energy problems of the aged and to consider alternatives in the solution of these problems in light of modern technology.

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1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Age-dependent decay in the landscape  

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The picture of the "multiverse" arising in diverse cosmological scenarios involves transitions between metastable vacuum states. It was pointed out by Krauss and Dent that the transition rates decrease at very late times, leading to a dependence of the transition probability between vacua on the age of each vacuum region. I investigate the implications of this non-Markovian, age-dependent decay on the global structure of the spacetime in landscape scenarios. I show that the fractal dimension of the eternally inflating domain is precisely equal to 3, instead of being slightly below 3 in scenarios with purely Markovian, age-independent decay. I develop a complete description of a non-Markovian landscape in terms of a nonlocal master equation. Using this description I demonstrate by an explicit calculation that, under some technical assumptions about the landscape, the probabilistic predictions of our position in the landscape are essentially unchanged, regardless of the measure used to extract these predictions. I briefly discuss the physical plausibility of realizing non-Markovian vacuum decay in cosmology in view of the possible decoherence of the metastable quantum state.

Sergei Winitzki

2007-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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THE EXTENSIVE AGE GRADIENT OF THE CARINA DWARF GALAXY  

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The evolution of small systems such as dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSphs) is likely to have been a balance between external environmental effects and internal processes within their own relatively shallow potential wells. Assessing how strong such environmental interactions may have been is therefore an important element in understanding the baryonic evolution of dSphs and their derived dark matter distribution. Here we present results from a wide-area CTIO/MOSAIC II photometric survey of the Carina dSph, reaching down to about two magnitudes below the oldest main-sequence turnoff (MSTO). This data set enables us to trace the structure of Carina in detail out to very large distances from its center, and as a function of stellar age. We observe the presence of an extended structure made up primarily of ancient MSTO stars, at distances between 25' and 60' from Carina's center, confirming results in the literature that Carina extends well beyond its nominal tidal radius. The large number statistics of our survey reveals features such as isophote twists and tails that were undetected in other previous, shallower surveys. This is the first time that such unambiguous signs of tidal disruption have been found in a Milky Way 'classical' dwarf other than Sagittarius. We also demonstrate the presence of a negative age gradient in Carina directly from its MSTOs, and trace it out to very large distances from the galaxy center. The signs of interaction with the Milky Way make it unclear whether the age gradient was already in place before Carina underwent tidal disruption.

Battaglia, G. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Ranzani 1, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Irwin, M. [Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB03 0HA (United Kingdom); Tolstoy, E.; De Boer, T. [Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen (Netherlands); Mateo, M., E-mail: gbattaglia@oabo.inaf.it [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1090 (United States)

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Pre-Phase 1 Aging Assessment of the BWR and PWR Accumulators  

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Accumulators are important components used in many systems at commercial boiling water reactors (BWRs) and pressurized water reactors in the United States. The accumulators are vessels attached to fluid systems to provide 1) a limited backup source of stored fluid energy for hydraulic/pneumatic mechanical equipment, 2) a damping effect on pressure pulses in fluid systems, and 3) a volume of fluid to be injected passively into a fluid system. Accumulators contain a gas that is compressed or expanded as the fluid from the system enters or exits the accumulator. The gas and fluid in accumulators are usually separated from each other by a piston or bladder. In support of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Nuclear Aging Research Program (NPAR), the Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted an analysis of available industry databases to determine if accumulator components already had been studied in other NPAR assessments and to evaluate each accumulator type for applicable aging issues. The results of this preliminary study indicate that two critical uses of accumulators have been previously evaluated by the NPAR program. NUREGICR-5699, Aging and Service Wear of Control Rod Drive Mechanisms for BUT Nuclear Plants (Greene 199 I), identified two hydraulic control unit components subject to aging failures: accumulator nitrogen-charging cartridge valves and the scram water accumulator. In addition, NUREGICR-6001, Aging Assessment of BWR Standby Liquid Control Systems (Buckley et al. 1992), identified two predominant aging-related accumulator failures that result in a loss of the nitrogen blanket pressure: (charging) valve wear and failure of the gas bladder. The present study has identified five prevalent aging-related accumulator failures: rupture of the accumulator bladder separation of the metal disc from the bottom of the bladder leakage of the gas from the charging valve leakage past the safety injection tank manway cover gasket leakage past O-rings. An additional study of the accumulator subcomponents associated with these failures is recommended, including an evaluation of current inspection programs to verify that they are detecting the aging degradation effects. The study may also provide beneficial input to the design of passive accumulator applications in advanced reactor designs.

Buckely, G. D.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

General Theory of Mortality and Aging  

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...damage may affect systems adversely that normally...This dimensional system is chosen because...capacity of the system to restore conditions...ex-ceeded; (iii) this restoration of original con-ditions...whether its maximum power output in the challenged...chanced upon A Handbook of North American...

Bernard L. Strehler; Albert S. Mildvan

1960-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of 900 MHz radiofrequency on corticosterone, emotional memory and neuroinflammation in middle-aged rats.  

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in middle-aged rats. Marc Bouji, Anthony Lecomte, Yannick Hode, René de Seze, Anne-Sophie Villégier ABSTRACT) in the rat's brain after a single exposure to 900 MHz global system for mobile (GSM) signal, suggesting a potential inflammatory process. While this result was obtained in adult rats, no data is currently available

Boyer, Edmond

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Dynamic particle tracking reveals the ageing temperature of a colloidal glass  

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LETTERS Dynamic particle tracking reveals the ageing temperature of a colloidal glass PING WANG.1038/nphys366 T he glass transition1 is considered to be one of the most fundamental problems in statistical for the large variety of glass systems is lacking2,3 --partly because of difficulties encountered

Loss, Daniel

165

On the seismic age of the Sun  

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We use low-degree acoustic modes obtained by the BiSON to estimate the main-sequence age $t_\\odot$ of the Sun. The calibration is accomplished by linearizing the deviations from a standard solar model the seismic frequencies of which are close to those of the Sun. Formally, we obtain the preliminary value $t_\\odot=4.68\\pm0.02 $Gy, coupled with an initial heavy-element abundance $Z=0.0169\\pm0.0005$. The quoted standard errors, which are not independent, are upper bounds implied under the assumption that the standard errors in the observed frequencies are independent.

G. Houdek; D. O. Gough

2007-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Graywater Use and Water Quality  

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their homes in their landscapes. This reuse of graywater can reduce the amount of wastewater entering sewers or treatment systems, reduce the amount of fresh water used on landscapes and help preserve limited fresh water supplies. Onsite wastewater...-washing machines ? The code excludes water that has washed materials soiled with human waste, such as diapers, and water that has been in contact with toilet waste. This water, known as blackwater, includes flush water from toilets and urinals and wastewater...

Lesikar, Bruce J.; Mechell, Justin; Alexander, Rachel

2008-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy age wind ltd Co KG | Open Energy Information  

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age wind ltd Co KG age wind ltd Co KG Jump to: navigation, search Name energy-age-wind ltd & Co. KG Place Telgte, Germany Zip 48291 Sector Wind energy Product Energy-age-wind aims to develop small scale vertical-axis wind turbines. References energy-age-wind ltd & Co. KG[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. energy-age-wind ltd & Co. KG is a company located in Telgte, Germany . References ↑ "energy-age-wind ltd & Co. KG" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Energy_age_wind_ltd_Co_KG&oldid=344826" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version

168

Age Dating of Mixed SNM--Preliminary Investigations  

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Recently we investigated the nuclear forensics problem of age determination for mixed special nuclear material (SNM). Through limited computational mixing experiments and interactive age analysis, it was observed that age dating results are generally affected by the mixing of samples with different assays or even by small radioactive material contamination. The mixing and contamination can be detected through interactive age analysis, a function provided by the Decay Interaction, Visualization and Analysis (DIVA) software developed by NSTec. It is observed that for mixed SNM with two components, the age estimators typically fall into two distinct clusters on the time axis. This suggests that averaging or other simple statistical methods may not always be suitable for age dating SNM mixtures. Instead, an interactive age analysis would be more suitable for age determination of material components of such SNM mixtures. This work was supported by the National Center for Nuclear Security (NCNS).

Yuan, D., Guss, P. P., Yfantis, E., Klingensmith, A., Emer, D.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fact #614: March 15, 2010 Average Age of Household Vehicles  

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The average age of household vehicles has increased from 6.6 years in 1977 to 9.2 years in 2009. Pickup trucks have the oldest average age in every year listed. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs), first...

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3D Printing Comes of Age | Department of Energy  

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3D Printing Comes of Age 3D Printing Comes of Age September 19, 2014 - 5:25pm Addthis The highlight of this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), held earlier...

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AGE: a distributed environment for creating interactive animations of graphs  

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com- munication domain. Standard routines, which we shall refer to as the AGE client primitives, that read snd write AGE messages to and from the socket, and routines that create and interpret AGE messages have been developed and are available... for use by those wishing to code a client program (refer to Appendix C). While most requirements for the environment desired are fulfilled by the AGE server, itself, some facilities are supplied by clients, namely, scripts, view broadcasting...

Veatch, Timothy Richard

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Virtual Age: Enabling Technologies and Trends Hamid Mahmoodi 1  

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. This much-needed breakthrough manifested itself in the form of the industrial revolution. Industrial revolution signaled the end of the Agricultural Age and moved the human society forward towards the Industrial Age which lasted for about 500 years. In this age, great inventions, such as, the steam engine

Mahmoodi, Hamid

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Computing in the Age of the Genome  

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......proteomics, modeling and data analysis is coming together in an integrative model some people call `systems biology'. Much as Boeing or Airbus use hierarchical modeling tools to design a complex system like a jumbo jet we envision that life scientists of the......

Caroline Kovac

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical Systems, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2006, 231233 Negative zooplankton do not exist--a response to  

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Systems (data from ISI Web of Science as of 14 July 2005, and excludes self-citations by authors). EB96 the surface water and deep water causes the nutrients to equilibrate to the deep-water concentration N0 rate between the surface and deep layers, and Ã? (termed 2 by Halanay [5]) is a combination

Edwards, Andrew

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NRC Research Program on Plant Aging: Listing and summaries of reports issued through September 1993. Revision 4  

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting the Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) Program. This is a comprehensive hardware-oriented engineering research program focused on understanding the aging mechanisms of components and systems in nuclear power plants. The NPAR program also focuses on methods for simulating and monitoring the aging-related degradation of these components and systems. In addition, it provides recommendations for effective maintenance to manage aging and for implementation of the research results in the regulatory process. This document contains a listing and index of reports generated in the NPAR Program that were issued through September 1993 and summaries of those reports. Each summary describes the elements of the research covered in the report and outlines the significant results. For the convenience of the user, the reports are indexed by personal author, corporate author, and subject.

Vora, J.P.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dark Energy in the Dark Ages  

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Non-negligible dark energy density at high redshifts would indicate dark energy physics distinct from a cosmological constant or ``reasonable'' canonical scalar fields. Such dark energy can be constrained tightly through investigation of the growth of structure, with limits of \\la2% of total energy density at z\\gg1 for many models. Intermediate dark energy can have effects distinct from its energy density; the dark ages acceleration can be constrained to last less than 5% of a Hubble e-fold time, exacerbating the coincidence problem. Both the total linear growth, or equivalently \\sigma_8, and the shape and evolution of the nonlinear mass power spectrum for zenergy behavior over the entire range z=0-1100.

Eric V. Linder

2006-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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MDT Ageing Studies Results of the measurements conducted at the Gamma Irradiation Facility GIF between autumn 2001 and summer 2003  

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This note summarizes the results of MDT ageing studies conducted at the CERN Gamma Irradiation Facility GIF between autumn 2001 and summer 2003, using for the first time a series-production MDT chamber (of type BIS) and a prototype of the gas recirculation system to be installed at Atlas. The main outcome of the measurements was a very high sensitivity towards any silicone contamination of the Atlas MDTs when operated in a high rate environment. The ageing effects observed were traced to several contaminated parts in the off-chamber gas system, proving the paramount importance of an effective quality control during the gas system assembly and component selection process.

Zimmermann, S

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Evaluation of aging degradation of structural components  

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Irradiation embrittlement of the neutron shield tank (NST) A212 Grade B steel from the Shippingport reactor, as well as thermal embrittlement of CF-8 cast stainless steel components from the Shippingport and KRB reactors, has been characterized. Increases in Charpy transition temperature (CTT), yield stress, and hardness of the NST material in the low-temperature low-flux environment are consistent with the test reactor data for irradiations at < 232{degrees}C. The shift in CTT is not as severe as that observed in surveillance samples from the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR): however, it shows very good agreement with the results for HFIR A212-B steel irradiated in the Oak Ridge Research Reactor. The results indicate that fluence rate has not effect on radiation embrittlement at rates as low as 2 {times} 10{sup 8} n/cm{sup 2}{center_dot}s at the low operating temperature of the Shippingport NST, i.e., 55{degrees}C. This suggest that radiation damage in Shippingport NST and HFIR surveillance samples may be different because of the neutron spectra and/or Cu and Ni content of the two materials. Cast stainless steel components show relatively modest decreases in fracture toughness and Charpy-impact properties and a small increase in tensile strength. Correlations for estimating mechanical properties of cast stainless steels predict accurate or slightly conservative values for Charpy-impact energy, tensile flow stress, fracture toughness J-R curve, and J{sub IC} of the materials. The kinetics of thermal embrittlement and degree of embrittlement at saturation, i.e., the minimum impact energy achieved after long-term aging, were established from materials that were aged further in the laboratory. The results were consistent with the estimates. The correlations successfully predict the mechanical properties of the Ringhals 2 reactor hot- and crossover-leg elbows (CF-8M steel) after service of {approx}15 y.

Chopra, O.K.; Shack, W.J.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Evaluation of aging degradation of structural components  

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Irradiation embrittlement of the neutron shield tank (NST) A212 Grade B steel from the Shippingport reactor, as well as thermal embrittlement of CF-8 cast stainless steel components from the Shippingport and KRB reactors, has been characterized. Increases in Charpy transition temperature (CTT), yield stress, and hardness of the NST material in the low-temperature low-flux environment are consistent with the test reactor data for irradiations at < 232{degrees}C. The shift in CTT is not as severe as that observed in surveillance samples from the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR): however, it shows very good agreement with the results for HFIR A212-B steel irradiated in the Oak Ridge Research Reactor. The results indicate that fluence rate has not effect on radiation embrittlement at rates as low as 2 {times} 10{sup 8} n/cm{sup 2}{center dot}s at the low operating temperature of the Shippingport NST, i.e., 55{degrees}C. This suggest that radiation damage in Shippingport NST and HFIR surveillance samples may be different because of the neutron spectra and/or Cu and Ni content of the two materials. Cast stainless steel components show relatively modest decreases in fracture toughness and Charpy-impact properties and a small increase in tensile strength. Correlations for estimating mechanical properties of cast stainless steels predict accurate or slightly conservative values for Charpy-impact energy, tensile flow stress, fracture toughness J-R curve, and J{sub IC} of the materials. The kinetics of thermal embrittlement and degree of embrittlement at saturation, i.e., the minimum impact energy achieved after long-term aging, were established from materials that were aged further in the laboratory. The results were consistent with the estimates. The correlations successfully predict the mechanical properties of the Ringhals 2 reactor hot- and crossover-leg elbows (CF-8M steel) after service of {approx}15 y.

Chopra, O.K.; Shack, W.J.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Aging management guideline for commercial nuclear power plants - heat exchangers  

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This Aging Management Guideline (AMG) describes recommended methods for effective detection and mitigation of age-related degradation mechanisms in commercial nuclear power plant heat exchangers important to license renewal. The intent of this AMG is to assist plant maintenance and operations personnel in maximizing the safe, useful life of these components. It also supports the documentation of effective aging management programs required under the License Renewal Rule 10 CFR 54. This AMG is presented in a manner that allows personnel responsible for performance analysis and maintenance to compare their plant-specific aging mechanisms (expected or already experienced) and aging management program activities to the more generic results and recommendations presented herein.

Booker, S.; Lehnert, D.; Daavettila, N.; Palop, E.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of aging and exercise training on the mechanisms of Angiotensin II-induced vasoconstriction in rat skeletal muscle arterioles  

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: Chair of Committee, Robert B. Armstrong Committee Members, Michael D. Delp Christopher R. Woodman James D. Fluckey Emily Wilson Head of Department, Robert B. Armstrong December 2006 Major Subject: Kinesiology iii ABSTRACT... of Texas at Austin Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Robert B. Armstrong Aging is associated with increases in regional and systemic vascular resistance and impaired ability to increase blood flow to active muscles during exercise. Aging enhances...

Park, Yoonjung

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Age and sex differences in control/display movement stereotypes  

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. 0 97. 0 98. 5 98. 5 CCW/L (%) 93. 5 95. 5 100. 0 100. 0 x (%) 94. 3 96. 3 99. 3 99. 3 CW/U (%) 88. 5 97. 0 90. 0 98. 5 CCW/D (%) 86. 7 84. 3 87. 0 97. 0 x (%) 87. 6 90. 7 88. 5 97. 8 X 97. 3 97. 3 97. 3 93. 4 88. 5 91. 0... turning CW/CCW males aged 10 turning CW/CCW males aged 15 turning CW/CCW males aged 20 turning CW/CCW females aged 5 turning CW/CCW females aged 10 turning CW/CCW females aged 15 turning CW/CCW females aged 20 turning CW/CCW df=8 46. 29921 67...

Kratz, Alice Elizabeth

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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NO2 Aging and Iodine Loading of Silver-Functionalized Aerogels  

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Off-gas treatment systems in used fuel reprocessing which use fixed-bed adsorbers are typically designed to operate for an extended period of time before replacement or regeneration of the adsorbent. During this time, the sorbent material will be exposed to the off-gas stream. Exposure could last for months, depending on the replacement cycle time. The gas stream will be at elevated temperature and will possibly contain a mixture of water vapor, NOx, nitric acid vapors, and a variety of other constituents in addition to the radionuclides of capture interest. A series of studies were undertaken to evaluate the effects of long-term exposure, or aging, on proposed iodine sorbent materials under increasingly harsh off-gas conditions. Previous studies have evaluated the effects of up to 6 months of aging under dry air and under humid air conditions on the iodine loading behavior of Ag0-functionalized aerogels. This study examines the effects of extended exposure (up to 6 months) to NO2 on the iodine loading capacity of Ag0- functionalized aerogels. Material aged for 1 and 2 months appeared to have a similar total loading capacity to fresh material. Over an aging period of 4 months, a loss of approximately 15% of the total iodine capacity was seen. The iodine capacity loss on silver-functionalized aerogels due to NO2 was smaller than the iodine capacity loss due to humid or dry air aging.

Patton, K K [ORNL; Bruffey, S H [ORNL; Walker, J F [ORNL; Jubin, R T [ORNL

2014-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution System Research Priorities  

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Mark McGranaghan Mark McGranaghan EPRI ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WORKSHOP Crystal City, VA September 24, 2012 Distribution System Research Priorities 2 © 2012 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. The Power System Roadmaps start with a Vision Future Power System will require new technologies, infrastructure, and control systems 3 © 2012 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. R&D Roadmaps - Coordination is Critical Roadmaps are living documents 4 © 2012 Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved. Developing the next generation grid * Industry needs new technologies, communication protocols, and information management methods - More variable generation sources and controllable loads - Aging infrastructure

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Cast Stainless Steel Aging Research Plan | Department of Energy  

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Cast Stainless Steel Aging Research Plan Cast Stainless Steel Aging Research Plan Cast Stainless Steel Aging Research Plan This work plan proposes to build a systematic knowledge base for the thermal aging behavior of cast stainless steels (CASSs) within a limited time of five years. The final output of execution of the plan is expected to provide conclusive predictions for the integrity of the CASS components of LWR power plants during the extended service life up to and beyond 60 years. Mechanical and microstructural data obtained through accelerated aging experiment and computational simulation will be the key input for the prediction of CASS behaviors and for the integrity analyses for various CASS components. While the accelerated aging experiment and computational simulation results will comprise the main components of the knowledge base

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NMR Studies of Cu/zeolite SCR Catalysts Hydrothermally Aged with...  

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Cuzeolite SCR Catalysts Hydrothermally Aged with Urea. NMR Studies of Cuzeolite SCR Catalysts Hydrothermally Aged with Urea. Abstract: The effects of hydrothermal aging of Cu...

187

Bitcoin and the Age of Bespoke Silicon  

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­ $142 ... is current value of 1 BTC (mtgox.com) ­ $1.66 Billion ... is the total BTC Market Network The Bitcoin system: ­ maintains a global, distributed ledger of transactions (e.g. transferring called mining that adds new blocks of transactions to the block chain ­ each block contains

Wang, Deli

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Aviation Safety Program Aircraft Aging & Durability Project  

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to Other Projects and Programs 8 2. Milestones & Metrics 10 2.1 10-Year Roadmap 10 2.2 Five Year Milestone for Characterization and Validation (1.5) 32 3.2 Level 2 ­ Discipline Level Capabilities 34 3.2.1 NDE / SHM Systems (2 Roadmap. 11 Figure 5. Representative development of capabilities for Detect Theme. 12 Figure 6

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Reducing working memory load in spoken dialogue systems  

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......scheduling, the mental operations required depend...calendar and scan the systems messages for a good-enough...J. Statistical Power Analysis for the...Knowledge-Based Systems (1993) 6:258-266...telephone answering systems and aging. Behaviour...with aging. In: Handbook of the Psychology......

Maria Wolters; Kallirroi Georgila; Johanna D. Moore; Robert H. Logie; Sarah E. MacPherson; Matthew Watson

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization  

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Deindustrialization By Jasper Quentin Bernes A dissertationof Deindustrialization by Jasper Quentin Bernes Doctor ofAge of Deindustrialization Jasper Bernes i Acknowledgments

Bernes, Jasper

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Empowering Communities in the Age of E-Government | Department...  

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in the Age of E-Government (March 2006) More Documents & Publications Technology Transfer for Brownfields Redevelopment Project Environmental Justice and Public...

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Strategy for Aging Tests of Fuel Cell Membranes (Presentation...  

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Aging Tests Advanced Post Mortem Analysis Concluding Remarks Radiation Grafted Fuel Cell Membranes Lorenz Gubler, Paul Scherrer Institut, 2007 HTWG Meeting @ 212th ECS...

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Successful cognitive aging in persons living with HIV infection  

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medical evaluations. Successful cognitive aging (SCA) wasby a battery of well- validated cognitive tests andself-endorsed cognitive com- plaints. Thirty-two percent of

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hyper-aging Dynamics of Nano-clay Suspension  

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Aqueous suspension of nanoclay Laponite undergoes structural evolution as a function of time, which enhances its elasticity and relaxation time. In this work we employ effective time approach to investigate long term relaxation dynamics by carrying out creep experiments. Typically we observe that the monotonic evolution of elastic modulus shifts to lower aging times while maxima in viscous modulus gets progressively broader for experiments carried out on a later date since preparation (idle time) of nanoclay suspension. Application of effective time theory produces superposition of all the creep curves irrespective of their initial state. The resulting dependence of relaxation time on aging time shows very strong hyper aging dynamics at small idle times, which progressively weakens to demonstrate linear dependence in the limit of very large idle times. Remarkably this behavior of nanoclay suspension is akin to that observed for polymeric glasses. Consideration of aging as a first order process suggests that continued hyper-aging dynamics causes cessation of aging. The dependence of relaxation time on aging time, therefore, must attenuate eventually producing linear or weaker dependence on time in order to approach progressively low energy state in the limit of very large times as observed experimentally. We also develop a simple scaling model based on a concept of aging of an energy well, which qualitatively captures various experimental observations very well leading to profound insight into the hyper-aging dynamics of nano-clay suspensions.

A. Shahin; Yogesh M Joshi

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Ageing of integrated-planar solid Oxide Fuel Cells.  

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??The ageing of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) is a key problem because of the requirement of 50,000 hours to their lifetime in many applications.… (more)

Almutairi, Ghzzai

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Aging Mechanisms in Lean NOx Traps | Department...  

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

"Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland. merit08johnson.pdf More Documents & Publications Investigation of Aging Mechanisms in Lean NOx Traps...

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Radiometric Ages- Compilation 'B', U.S. Geological Survey | Open...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Geological Survey Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Radiometric Ages- Compilation 'B', U.S. Geological Survey Abstract Abstract...

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Transmission Dynamics of an Influenza Model with Age of Infection ...  

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viral treatment and drug-resistance. In this paper, we consider an influenza model which includes an age of infection. The model includes partial differential ...

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

199

Rapid Aging Protocols for Diesel Aftertreatment Devices: NOx...  

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

Aftertreatment (Agreement 13415) Thermal Deactivation Mechanisms of Fully-Formed Lean NOx Trap Catalysts Aged by LeanRich Cycling Impacts of Biodiesel on Emission Control Devices...

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Determining Remaining Useful Life of Aging Cables in Nuclear...  

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need further study with specimens with controlled thicknesses to determine if the sound speed (and potentially attenuation) may be an indicator of age that directly correlates with...

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201

Nuclear Deterrence in the Age of Nonproliferation  

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The fallacy of zero nuclear weapons, even as a virtual goal, is discussed. Because the complete abolition of nuclear weapons is not verifiable, nuclear weapons will always play a role in the calculus of assure, dissuade, deter and defeat (ADDD). However, the relative contribution of nuclear weapons to international security has diminished. To reconstitute the Cold War nuclear capability, with respect to both the nuclear weapons capability and their associated delivery systems, is fiscally daunting and not warranted due to competing budgetary pressures and their relative contribution to international security and nonproliferation. A proposed pathway to a sustainable nuclear weapons capability end-state is suggested which provides enough ADDD; a Dyad composed of fewer delivery and weapon systems, with trickle production at the National Laboratories and private sector to maintain capability and guard against technological surprise.

Richardson, J

2009-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

202

Low Cost, High Impact Cable Condition Monitoring System Improves...  

Office of Science (SC) Website

and control. To address cable aging, the nuclear industry has been looking for a test system that can help with automated maintenance and condition monitoring of cables....

203

New Evidence On The Hydrothermal System In Long Valley Caldera...  

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Hydrothermal System In Long Valley Caldera, California, From Wells, Fluid Sampling, Electrical Geophysics, And Age Determinations Of Hot-Spring Deposits Jump to: navigation,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age structured equations Sample Search...  

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ageing may result in biases in stock assessments and Summary: recapture and known-age data. As with Equation 1, for a given true age b, the bias (b) of the observed age... to...

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The Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging (CAN) Lab The Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging (CAN)Lab investigates the development of both cognitive and neural processes associated  

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The Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging (CAN) Lab Overview: The Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging (CAN)Lab investigates the development of both cognitive and neural processes associated with aging -with a focus on ageMRI to elucidate the cognitive and neural processes underlying age-related differences in cognitive control

Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

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Colored figures Franke & Gaser (2012): Longitudinal changes in individual BrainAGE in healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease  

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Colored figures Franke & Gaser (2012): Longitudinal changes in individual BrainAGE in healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease Figure 1: Depiction of the BrainAGE concept. A: The model of healthy brain aging is trained with the chronological age and preprocessed structural MRI data

Gaser, Christian

207

International Trade in Natural Gas: Golden Age of LNG?  

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International Trade in Natural Gas: Golden Age of LNG? Yichen Du and Sergey Paltsev Report No. 271;1 International Trade in Natural Gas: Golden Age of LNG? Yichen Du* and Sergey Paltsev* Abstract The introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an option for international trade has created a market for natural gas where

Gabrieli, John

208

Preserved lignin structures in Miocene-aged lignite lithotypes, Bulgaria  

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Preserved lignin structures in Miocene-aged lignite lithotypes, Bulgaria M. Stefanova, O. Maman, B, Orleans Cedex 2, France Abstract Contents of preserved lignin structures in Miocene-aged lignite lithotypes were determined. Phenol aldehydes, ketones and acids released from lignin by CuO oxidative

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Communicating Coastal Risk Analysis in an Age of Climate Change  

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Communicating Coastal Risk Analysis in an Age of Climate Change TR-11-04 Brian Blanton, John Mc in an Age of Climate Change Brian Blanton, John McGee, Oleg Kapeljushnik Renaissance Computing Institute of climate change complicates matters further. An immersive visualization environment integrating data from

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Careers in AgingWeek April 8 12, 2013  

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Beast and the Angel"& Discussion, Research Posters & Reception Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:30 am ­ 1 Beast and the Angel" with support from Hartford Practicum Partnership in Aging Education, Veterans Administration­Geriatric Research and Clinical Education Center, and the Utah State Division of Aging and Adult

Tipple, Brett

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THE ROLE OF AGING AND ONCE-THROUGH-COOLED POWER  

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................................................................................B-1 List of Figures Page Figure 1: Annual Generation of Aging and New Once-Through-Cooled Gas-Fired....................................................................................................................................43 Gas-Fired OTC Plants Not in Local Reliability AreasCALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION THE ROLE OF AGING AND ONCE-THROUGH-COOLED POWER PLANTS IN CALIFORNIA

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Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging  

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Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print XPD helicase is an enzyme that unwinds the DNA double helix; it is one component of an essential repair mechanism that maintains the integrity of DNA. XPD is unique, however, in that pinpoint mutations of this single protein are responsible for three different human diseases: in xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), extreme sensitivity to sunlight promotes cancer; Cockayne syndrome (CS) involves stunted growth and premature aging; trichothiodystrophy (TTD), characterized by brittle hair and scaly skin, is another form of greatly accelerated aging. At the ALS, researchers from Berkeley Lab and The Scripps Research Institute recently solved the structure of XPD. The structure gives novel insight into the processes of aging and cancer by revealing how discrete flaws-as seemingly insignificant as a change in either of two adjacent amino acid residues-can lead to diseases with completely different physical manifestations.

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Property:HostRockAge | Open Energy Information  

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HostRockAge HostRockAge Jump to: navigation, search Property Name HostRockAge Property Type String Description Describes the age of the reservoir rock by epoch, era, or period per available data. This is a property of type Page. Subproperties This property has the following 10 subproperties: B Beowawe Hot Springs Geothermal Area Brady Hot Springs Geothermal Area C Chena Geothermal Area D Desert Peak Geothermal Area G Geysers Geothermal Area R Raft River Geothermal Area Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area S Salton Sea Geothermal Area Steamboat Springs Geothermal Area W Wabuska Hot Springs Geothermal Area Pages using the property "HostRockAge" Showing 11 pages using this property. A Amedee Geothermal Area + Mesozoic + B Blue Mountain Geothermal Area + Triassic + C Coso Geothermal Area + Mesozoic +

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Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging  

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Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print XPD helicase is an enzyme that unwinds the DNA double helix; it is one component of an essential repair mechanism that maintains the integrity of DNA. XPD is unique, however, in that pinpoint mutations of this single protein are responsible for three different human diseases: in xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), extreme sensitivity to sunlight promotes cancer; Cockayne syndrome (CS) involves stunted growth and premature aging; trichothiodystrophy (TTD), characterized by brittle hair and scaly skin, is another form of greatly accelerated aging. At the ALS, researchers from Berkeley Lab and The Scripps Research Institute recently solved the structure of XPD. The structure gives novel insight into the processes of aging and cancer by revealing how discrete flaws-as seemingly insignificant as a change in either of two adjacent amino acid residues-can lead to diseases with completely different physical manifestations.

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Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging  

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Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print XPD helicase is an enzyme that unwinds the DNA double helix; it is one component of an essential repair mechanism that maintains the integrity of DNA. XPD is unique, however, in that pinpoint mutations of this single protein are responsible for three different human diseases: in xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), extreme sensitivity to sunlight promotes cancer; Cockayne syndrome (CS) involves stunted growth and premature aging; trichothiodystrophy (TTD), characterized by brittle hair and scaly skin, is another form of greatly accelerated aging. At the ALS, researchers from Berkeley Lab and The Scripps Research Institute recently solved the structure of XPD. The structure gives novel insight into the processes of aging and cancer by revealing how discrete flaws-as seemingly insignificant as a change in either of two adjacent amino acid residues-can lead to diseases with completely different physical manifestations.

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Aging management guideline for commercial nuclear power plants-pumps  

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This Aging Management Guideline (AMG) describes recommended methods for effective detection and mitigation of age-related degradation mechanisms in BWR and PWR commercial nuclear power plant pumps important to license renewal. The intent of this AMG is to assist plant maintenance and operations personnel in maximizing the safe, useful life of these components. It also supports the documentation of effective aging management programs required under the License Renewal Rule 10 CFR Part 54. This AMG is presented in a manner that allows personnel responsible for performance analysis and maintenance to compare their plant-specific aging mechanisms (expected or already experienced) and aging management program activities to the more generic results and recommendations presented herein.

Booker, S.; Katz, D.; Daavettila, N.; Lehnert, D. [MDC-Ogden Environmental and Energy Services, Southfield, MI (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging  

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Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print XPD helicase is an enzyme that unwinds the DNA double helix; it is one component of an essential repair mechanism that maintains the integrity of DNA. XPD is unique, however, in that pinpoint mutations of this single protein are responsible for three different human diseases: in xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), extreme sensitivity to sunlight promotes cancer; Cockayne syndrome (CS) involves stunted growth and premature aging; trichothiodystrophy (TTD), characterized by brittle hair and scaly skin, is another form of greatly accelerated aging. At the ALS, researchers from Berkeley Lab and The Scripps Research Institute recently solved the structure of XPD. The structure gives novel insight into the processes of aging and cancer by revealing how discrete flaws-as seemingly insignificant as a change in either of two adjacent amino acid residues-can lead to diseases with completely different physical manifestations.

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES CHEMICALS EXCLUDED FROM TRACKING  

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Name CAS Number Ammonium iodide 12027064 Lithium acetate 546894 Potassium acetate 127082 Ammonium phosphate, dibasic 7783280 Lithium acetate, dihydrate 6108147 Potassium bicarbonate 298146 Ammonium silicate 10102257 Potassium phosphate, dibasic 7758114 Calcium acetate, anhydrous 62544 Lithium sulfate

Jia, Songtao

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INFORMATION ON THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM)  

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

ON THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM) ON THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM) Eight federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance will be combined into one new system, the System for Award Management (SAM). The overarching benefits of SAM include streamlined and integrated processes, elimination of data redundancies, and reduced costs while providing improved capability. Capability of the individual systems is expected to be available to users via SAM in stages, starting with Entity Management (Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Federal Agency Regulation (FedReg), Online Representatives and Certification Application (ORCA) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)) beginning May 29, 2012. After implementation of SAM, when users go to the CCR/FedReg, ORCA, or EPLS websites, they'll be

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40Ar/39Ar ages from Fra Mauro  

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High temperature40Ar/39Ar ages have been determined for four rock fragments selected from coarse fines returned from Fra Mauro. Three are fragmental rocks in varying stages of recrystallization and the fourth is crystalline with a gabbro mineralogy, relatively devoid of shock features. All of the fragments have a common age of 3.75 ± 0.15 × 109 yr. The ages suggest intense activity, possibly the Imbrium event, at 3.75 × 109 yr ago which has precluded the identification of more primitive material.

J.F. Sutter; L. Husain; O.A. Schaeffer

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

NREL: Biomass Research - Marine Corps Taps NREL to Help Replace Aging Steam  

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Marine Corps Taps NREL to Help Replace Aging Steam Plant with Efficient Marine Corps Taps NREL to Help Replace Aging Steam Plant with Efficient Biomass Cogeneration January 30, 2013 The 1940s central steam plant at the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot (MCRD) on Parris Island, seven miles south of Beaufort, South Carolina, has far exceeded its projected life and is no longer cost-effective to operate. MCRD staff tasked NREL to help replace this artifact with an efficient biomass cogeneration facility. NREL will assess needs and help develop a request for proposal for designing and constructing the new facility. After the initial site review, the NREL assessment team will: Verify existing resources and biomass costs Optimize facility size and location Model the entire system and generate a process flow diagram Estimate costs and create an economic evaluation

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NREL: Technology Transfer - Marine Corps Taps NREL to Help Replace Aging  

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Marine Corps Taps NREL to Help Replace Aging Steam Plant with Efficient Marine Corps Taps NREL to Help Replace Aging Steam Plant with Efficient Biomass Cogeneration January 30, 2013 The 1940s central steam plant at the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot (MCRD) on Parris Island, seven miles south of Beaufort, South Carolina, has far exceeded its projected life and is no longer cost-effective to operate. MCRD staff tasked NREL to help replace this artifact with an efficient biomass cogeneration facility. NREL will assess needs and help develop a request for proposal for designing and constructing the new facility. After the initial site review, the NREL assessment team will: Verify existing resources and biomass costs Optimize facility size and location Model the entire system and generate a process flow diagram Estimate costs and create an economic evaluation

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Marine Corps Taps NREL to Help Replace Aging  

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Marine Corps Taps NREL to Help Replace Aging Steam Plant with Efficient Marine Corps Taps NREL to Help Replace Aging Steam Plant with Efficient Biomass Cogeneration January 30, 2013 The 1940s central steam plant at the Marine Corps Recruiting Depot (MCRD) on Parris Island, seven miles south of Beaufort, South Carolina, has far exceeded its projected life and is no longer cost-effective to operate. MCRD staff tasked NREL to help replace this artifact with an efficient biomass cogeneration facility. NREL will assess needs and help develop a request for proposal for designing and constructing the new facility. After the initial site review, the NREL assessment team will: Verify existing resources and biomass costs Optimize facility size and location Model the entire system and generate a process flow diagram Estimate costs and create an economic evaluation

224

Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test  

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Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Print Wednesday, 17 April 2013 07:23 Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next-generation gas-turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at ultrahigh temperatures has been a challenge-until now. Researchers have developed the first testing facility that enables microtomography of ceramic composites under controlled loads at ultrahigh temperatures and in real-time. Using this facility, they have fully resolved sequences of microcrack damage as cracks grow under load at temperatures several hundred degrees higher than previously possible. The observations are key ingredients of the high-fidelity simulations used to compute failure risks under extreme operating conditions.

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Retinal Diseases: Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa  

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Retinal Diseases: Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinal Diseases: Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease primarily affecting the central vision regions in people age 60 and older. According to the Macular Degeneration Research Fund, a case of AMD is diagnosed in the United States every 3 minutes. Each year, 1.2 million of the estimated 12 million people with AMD will suffer severe vision loss. Patients with AMD have dark areas in their vision caused by fluid leakage or bleeding in the macula, the center of the retina that produces the sharpest vision. The brain initially compensates for these dark patches. Early cellular dysfunction or spotting in the macula may go undetected until the disease is in advanced stages.

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Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging  

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Bioscience Bioscience Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print XPD helicase is an enzyme that unwinds the DNA double helix; it is one component of an essential repair mechanism that maintains the integrity of DNA. XPD is unique, however, in that pinpoint mutations of this single protein are responsible for three different human diseases: in xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), extreme sensitivity to sunlight promotes cancer; Cockayne syndrome (CS) involves stunted growth and premature aging; trichothiodystrophy (TTD), characterized by brittle hair and scaly skin, is another form of greatly accelerated aging. At the ALS, researchers from Berkeley Lab and The Scripps Research Institute recently solved the structure of XPD. The structure gives novel insight into the processes of aging and cancer by revealing how discrete flaws-as seemingly insignificant as a change in either of two adjacent amino acid residues-can lead to diseases with completely different physical manifestations.

227

Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test  

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operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next-generation gas-turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at...

228

Age features of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disorders in gout  

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Are surveyed 76 gout patients, middle age equaled 56.6 ±...1]. Serum level of Uric Acid defined by colorimetric enzyme method, glucose - by glucose oxidize method, cholesterol, triglycerides and high density lipo...

Surayo Shukurova; Khisrav Toirov; Nabijon Hamidov…

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.K. Is Modernizing for the Second Nuclear Age  

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Age In the 1940s the United Kingdom initially started out alone developing a nuclear weapon. However, the scale and cost of the effort made it necessary to partner with the...

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Users, technology and space in libraries in the digital age  

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This thesis is a user research study of emerging issues in the use of libraries as public spaces and as information repositories in the digital age. Till recently strong physicality was attached to the library with the ...

G-Chandorkar, Tripti (Gore-Chandorkar)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging effects on oil-contaminated Kuwaiti sand  

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Large quantities of oil-contaminated sands resulted from the destruction of oil wells and the formation of oil lakes in Kuwait at the end of the Gulf Wa/r. A laboratory testing program was carried out to determine the geotechnical properties of this material and the effect of aging on their properties. Tests included direct shear, triaxial, and consolidation tests on clean and contaminated sand at the same relative density. The influence of aging was examined by testing uncontaminated sand after aging for one, three, and six months in natural environmental conditions. The results indicated increased strength and stiffness due to aging and a reduction of the oil content due to evaporation of volatile compounds. The factors that influence the depth of oil penetration in compacted sand columns were also examined including the type of oil, relative density, and the amount of fines.

Al-Sanad, H.A.; Ismael, N.F. [Kuwait Univ., Safat (Kuwait). Dept. of Civil Engineering

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Health, Ageing and Ethnicity: A Retrospective and Prospects  

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Health, Ageing and Ethnicity: A Retrospective and Prospects Naina Patel, PhD. Dr. Patel called Minority Elderly Care (MEC) under the EC 5th Framework Research Programme. Formerly the UK

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Maximum Entry and Mandatory Separation Ages for Certain Security Employees  

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The Policy in response to government-wide Office of Personnel Management regulations regarding establishment of mandatory retirement ages for employees in certain security related positions. Superseded by DOE P 310.1 Admin Chg 1, 12-1-11.

2001-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Consumer Privacy in the Age of Big Data  

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A February 2012 article on The New York Times reads, “Facebook’s pending initial public offering gives credence to the argument that personal data is the oil of the digital age. The company was built on a formula...

Newton Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ageing Effects on the Mechanical Energy Cost of Walking  

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The mechanics of human gait have been considered to minimize the mechanical energy costs of transporting the body. With ageing, ... locomotion. The current study compared the mechanical energy efficiency of gait ...

H. Nagano; W. A. Sparrow; R. Begg

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aspects of Aging Aircraft: A TransAtlantic View  

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This paper will discuss from a regulatory viewpoint some of the key technical matters in the ageing aircraft issue. Attention is focused primarily on research topics of interest, for an overview of the CAA app...

John W. Bristow

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Links between persistent DNA damage, genome instability, and aging  

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Links between persistent DNA damage, genome instability, and aging Links between persistent DNA damage, genome instability, and aging William Dynan Medical College of Georgia Abstract There is considerable overlap between cellular and molecular changes that occur in response to low doses of ionizing radiation and those that occur during aging. Both processes are characterized by accumulation of persistent DNA damage ("wear and tear" on the genome), accumulation of protein and lipid oxidation products, loss of regenerative capacity at the cellular and tissue level, and increased incidence of cancer. These observations support a hypothesis that exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation accelerates normal, aging-related tissue changes. We have investigated this hypothesis using a genetically tractable model organism, the Japanese medaka fish. The medaka is a whole-animal vertebrate

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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky: missionary to the gilded age  

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HELENA PETROVNA BLAVATSKY: MISSIONARY TO THE GILDED AGE A Thesis by MARJORIE JO NEELY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AiM Vniversity in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS August 1977 Major... Subject: History HELENA PETROVNA BLAVATSKY: MISSIONARY TO THE GILDED AGE A Thesis MARJORIE JO NEELY Approved as to style and content by: Cha rman o Commit ee H o epar en Mem er m er August 1977 ABSTRACT Helena Petrovna Blavatsky: Missionary...

Neely, Marjorie Jo

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic histochemical changes associated with aging in the feline kidney  

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. TABLE OF CONTENTS Vll LIST OF TABLES. LIST OF FIGURES INTRODUCTION. xii LITERATURE REVIEW Lipid Metabolism Glycolysis Citric Acid Cycle. Transport Enzyme MATERIALS AND METHODS RESULTS Lipid Metabolism Neutral lipid Non-reactive renal... components. Reactive renal components with no signifi- cant age-related trends in lipid concen- tration Reactive renal components with significant age-associated trends in lipid concen- tration 6 9 12 14 17 22 23 23 23 23 25 Adenyl Cyclase...

Kaler, Lawrence William

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Age Estimates for Globular Clusters in NGC 1399  

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We present high signal-to-noise Keck spectra for 10 globular clusters associated with the giant Fornax elliptical NGC 1399, and compare measured line indices with current stellar population models. Our data convincingly demonstrate, for the first time, that at least some of the clusters in a giant elliptical galaxy have super-solar abundance ratios, similar to the host galaxy. From Hbeta line-strengths the majority of clusters have ages of ~11 Gyrs (within 2sigma), which is similar to the luminosity-weighted stellar age of NGC 1399. Two of the clusters (which also reveal enhanced abundance ratios) show significantly higher Hbeta values than the others. It remains unclear whether this is due to young (~2 Gyr) ages, or extremely old (> 15 Gyr) ages with a warm blue horizontal branch. However a conflict with current cosmological parameters is avoided if the young age is favored. Either alternative indicates a complicated age distribution among the metal-rich clusters and sets interesting constraints on their chemical enrichment at late epochs.

Duncan A. Forbes; Michael A. Beasley; Jean P. Brodie; Markus Kissler-Patig

2001-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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The relation between extracurricular activities with academic and social competencies in school age children: a meta-analysis  

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/drama, student government, and Future Farmers of America. For the purposes of this study, extracurricular activities directly related to school curricula (i.e. Spanish club, tutoring, honor societies) were excluded. Academic Achievement The completion...

Lewis, Charla P.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional effects of age and sex in magnetic resonance spectroscopy  

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Objective To determine the regional effects of age and sex on the metabolic ratios obtained in the medial temporal lobe, the posteromedial region, and the frontal lobe at 1.5 T single-voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Material and methods We used single-voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study the areas of the brain most affected in neurodegenerative disease (the left frontal lobe, the left medial temporal lobe, and the posteromedial region) in 31 healthy subjects older than 55 years of age (group 1) and in 20 healthy subjects under 30 years of age (group 2). We calculated the following ratios for each voxel: N-acetyl-aspartate/creatine-phosphocreatine (NAA/Cr), N-acetylaspartate/ choline (NAA/Cho), N-acetyl-aspartate /myoinositol (NAA/mI), choline/ creatine-phosphocreatine (Cho/Cr), and myoinositol (mI/Cr). We compared the metabolic ratios in each region in each group and the correlation between age and the ratios within age ranges. Finally, we analyzed the differences in the metabolic ratios between groups and between sexes. Results In group 1, we found negative correlations between age and Cho/Cr in the frontal region and NAA/mI in the temporal region. In group 2, we found negative correlations between age and mI/Cr and NAA/Cho in the temporal region as well as a positive correlation between age and NAA/mI in the temporal region. In the frontal lobe and the posteromedial region, NAA/ Cr, NAA/Cho, and NAA/mI were lower in group 1 (P ? 0.003). No differences between groups were seen in Cho/Cr or mI/Cr. The values of the ratios differed regionally in all cases (P < 0.001). In the temporal lobe, NAA/Cr and Cho/Cr were higher in women (P ? 0.034). Conclusions When using single-voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy, especially in patients with neurodegenerative disease, variations due to region, age, and sex should always be taken into account.

J.M. García Santos; L.J. Fuentes; J.B. Vidal; M. Antequera; S. Torres Del Río; C. Antúnez; G. Ortega

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging  

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Enzyme Structure Provides Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print Wednesday, 25 February 2009 00:00 XPD helicase is an enzyme that unwinds the DNA double helix; it is one component of an essential repair mechanism that maintains the integrity of DNA. XPD is unique, however, in that pinpoint mutations of this single protein are responsible for three different human diseases: in xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), extreme sensitivity to sunlight promotes cancer; Cockayne syndrome (CS) involves stunted growth and premature aging; trichothiodystrophy (TTD), characterized by brittle hair and scaly skin, is another form of greatly accelerated aging. At the ALS, researchers from Berkeley Lab and The Scripps Research Institute recently solved the structure of XPD. The structure gives novel insight into the processes of aging and cancer by revealing how discrete flaws-as seemingly insignificant as a change in either of two adjacent amino acid residues-can lead to diseases with completely different physical manifestations.

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Near-Infrared Observations of Globular Clusters in NGC 4472, NGC 4594, NGC 3585 and NGC 5813 and Implications for their Ages and Metallicities  

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We present near-infrared photometry of the globular cluster systems of the early-type galaxies NGC 4472, NGC 4594, NGC 3585, and NGC 5813. We combine these near-infrared data, obtained with PANIC at the Magellan Baade 6.5m telescope, with archival optical HST and FORS/VLT data, and use the optical to near-infrared colors to constrain the ages and metallicities of the globular clusters around the target galaxies. For NGC 4472 we have the most extensive near-infrared and optical photometric dataset. These colors show that the NGC 4472 globular cluster system has a broad metallicity distribution and that the clusters are predominantly old (i.e. ages of about 10 Gyr or more). This result agrees well with earlier spectroscopic work on NGC 4472, and is evidence that the combination of optical to near-infrared colors can identify predominantly old systems and distinguish these from systems with a substantial intermediate age component. Based on the smaller sample of combined optical and near-infrared data NGC 4594 and NGC 3585 appear to have predominantly old globular cluster systems, while that of NGC 5813 may have a more significant age spread. We also match our sample of globular clusters with near-infrared and optical photometry to Chandra X-ray source detections in these galaxies, and discuss how the probability that a globular cluster hosts a low-mass X-ray binary depends on metallicity and age.

Maren Hempel; Steve Zepf; Arunav Kundu; Doug Geisler; Thomas J. Maccarone

2007-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Boosting the immune system  

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Boosting the immune system Boosting the immune system Name: Unknown Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1993 Question: As a biology teacher at Hoffman Estates High School I asked my junior and senior students to fashion a question for the Ask A Scientist board. We are presently studying the immune system and my students want to know if there is any artificial or natural way in which to boost their immune systems? Can you help us with this concept? Thanks from 6th hour biology. Replies: Antioxidants like vitamin C & E would offer protection. Vitamin A strengthens mucus membranes to thwart invaders and enhance total resistance (not necessarily immunity). Being generally physically fit is a huge factor, but studies with professional athletes suggest a faster spread of viruses and other agents through their system. Ginseng, mineral springs (hormesis - low ionizing radiation stimulation), and other agents have not been proven beneficial scientifically. In general, if you minimize damage via UV and other radiation to the immune system, minimize the aging process, you will maximize your immune response. Since Louis Pasteur, we should not forget targeting specific immunity via vaccines. Also, bone marrow transplants will help those that are immunodeficient. It is hoped that biotechnology will produce antibodies and other agents to order, that will be the magic bullets against any immunoinvader.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age Sample Search Results  

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Environmental and age effects on methylation changes in human brain and blood cells  

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Previous studies have shown that DNA methylation may 1 e associated with disease, aging, the rate of aging and genetics. In this thesis, age is accurately predicted from DNA methylation in brain and blood tissues using two ...

Giguzinsky, Orit

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The impact of minimum age of employment regulation on child labor and schooling  

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Promoting minimum age of employment regulation has been a centerpiece in child labor policy for the last 15 years. If enforced, minimum age regulation would change the age profile of paid child employment. Using micro-data ...

Edmonds, Eric V

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Evaluating the Potential Impact of Using the Transport, Aging and Disposal (TAD) Canister on Yucca Mountain Pre-Closure Operations  

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The development and preliminary use of an integrated model to explore the impact of various operational scenarios of the pre-closure waste management system of Yucca Mountain (YM) is described. The capabilities of the model are illustrated by applying it to a simplified operational scenario using Transport, Aging, and Disposal (TAD) Canisters. The application uses existing data on spent nuclear fuel to model the effect on above ground aging at YM by varying four parameters: (1) utility loading behavior, (2) thermal limit for transportation casks, (3) thermal limit for emplacement, and (4) emplacement capacity at YM. Results show that the thermal limit for emplacement is the most important parameter with respect to above ground aging demands at YM. Transportation heat limit is also important, but less so if the capacity of YM is expanded or if older fuel is sent first. Easing the constraint of the emplacement limit, if feasible, would be a preferable method of reducing aging demands, especially under an expanded emplacement capacity. Consequently, there may be incentive for Department of Energy (DOE) to either specify a lower transportation limit or a higher emplacement limit if it wishes to reduce the potential demands on the Aging Facility at YM. (authors)

Spradley, L. [Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, VU Station, Nashville, TN (United States); Abkowitz, M. [Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University (United States); Clarke, J.H. [Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Memory and aging effect in hierarchical spin orderings of stage-2 CoCl_{2} graphite intercalation compound  

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Stage-2 CoCl$_{2}$ graphite intercalation compound undergoes two magnetic phase transitions at $T_{cl}$ (= 7.0 K) and $T_{cu}$ (= 8.9 K). The aging dynamics of this compound is studied near $T_{cl}$ and $T_{cu}$. The intermediate state between $T_{cl}$ and $T_{cu}$ is characterized by a spin glass phase extending over ferromagnetic islands. A genuine thermoremnant magnetization (TRM) measurement indicates that the memory of the specific spin configurations imprinted at temperatures between $T_{cl}$ and $T_{cu}$ during the field-cooled (FC) aging protocol can be recalled when the system is re-heated at a constant heating rate. The zero-field cooled (ZFC) and TRM magnetization is examined in a series of heating and reheating process. The magnetization shows both characteristic memory and rejuvenation effects. The time $(t)$ dependence of the relaxation rate $S_{ZFC}(t)=(1/H)$d$M_{ZFC}(t)$/d$\\ln t$ after the ZFC aging protocol with a wait time $t_{w}$, exhibits two peaks at characteristic times $t_{cr1}$ and $t_{cr2}$ between $T_{cl}$ and $T_{cu}$. An aging process is revealed as the strong $t_{w}$ dependence of $t_{cr2}$. The observed aging and memory effect is discussed in terms of the droplet model.

Masatsugu Suzuki; Itsuko S. Suzuki; Motohiro Matsuura

2005-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Materials Aging and Degradation  

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Materials Aging and Materials Aging and Degradation Technical Program Plan Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program: Materials Aging and Degradation Technical Program Plan Components serving in a nuclear reactor plant must withstand a very harsh environment including extended time at temperature, neutron irradiation, stress, and/or corrosive media. The many modes of degradation are complex and vary depending on location and material. However, understanding and managing materials degradation is a key for the continued safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants. Extending reactor service to beyond 60 years will increase the demands on materials and components. Therefore, an early evaluation of the possible effects of extended lifetime is critical. The recent NUREG/CR-6923 gives a

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Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test  

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Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Print Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Print Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next-generation gas-turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at ultrahigh temperatures has been a challenge-until now. Researchers have developed the first testing facility that enables microtomography of ceramic composites under controlled loads at ultrahigh temperatures and in real-time. Using this facility, they have fully resolved sequences of microcrack damage as cracks grow under load at temperatures several hundred degrees higher than previously possible. The observations are key ingredients of the high-fidelity simulations used to compute failure risks under extreme operating conditions.

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Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test  

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Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Print Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Print Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next-generation gas-turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at ultrahigh temperatures has been a challenge-until now. Researchers have developed the first testing facility that enables microtomography of ceramic composites under controlled loads at ultrahigh temperatures and in real-time. Using this facility, they have fully resolved sequences of microcrack damage as cracks grow under load at temperatures several hundred degrees higher than previously possible. The observations are key ingredients of the high-fidelity simulations used to compute failure risks under extreme operating conditions.

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Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test  

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Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Print Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Print Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next-generation gas-turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at ultrahigh temperatures has been a challenge-until now. Researchers have developed the first testing facility that enables microtomography of ceramic composites under controlled loads at ultrahigh temperatures and in real-time. Using this facility, they have fully resolved sequences of microcrack damage as cracks grow under load at temperatures several hundred degrees higher than previously possible. The observations are key ingredients of the high-fidelity simulations used to compute failure risks under extreme operating conditions.

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Generalized Einstein Relation in an aging colloidal glass  

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We present an experimental and theoretical investigation of the Generalized Einstein Relation (GER), a particular form of a fluctuation-dissipation relation, in an out-of-equilibrium visco-elastic fluid. Micrometer beads, used as thermometers, are immersed in an aging colloidal glass to provide both fluctuation and dissipation measurements. The deviations from the Generalized Einstein Relation are derived as a function of frequency and aging time. The observed deviations from GER are interpreted as directly related to the change in the glass relaxation times with aging time. In our scenario, deviations are observed in the regime where the observation time scale is of the order of a characteristic relaxation time of the glass.

Bérengère Abou; François Gallet; Pascal Monceau; Noëlle Pottier

2006-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Organic tanks safety program FY96 waste aging studies  

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Uranium and plutonium production at the Hanford Site produced large quantities of radioactive by-products and contaminated process chemicals, which are stored in underground tanks awaiting treatment and disposal. Having been made strongly alkaline and then subjected to successive water evaporation campaigns to increase storage capacity, the wastes now exist in the physical forms of salt cakes, metal oxide sludges, and partially saturated aqueous brine solutions. The tanks that contain organic process chemicals mixed with nitrate/nitrite salt wastes may be at risk for fuel- nitrate combustion accidents. The purpose of the Waste Aging Task is to elucidate how chemical and radiological processes will have aged or degraded the organic compounds stored in the tanks. Ultimately, the task seeks to develop quantitative measures of how aging changes the energetic properties of the wastes. This information will directly support efforts to evaluate the hazard as well as to develop potential control and mitigation strategies.

Camaioni, D.M.; Samuels, W.D.; Linehan, J.C.; Clauss, S.A.; Sharma, A.K.; Wahl, K.L.; Campbell, J.A.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test  

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Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Print Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Print Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next-generation gas-turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at ultrahigh temperatures has been a challenge-until now. Researchers have developed the first testing facility that enables microtomography of ceramic composites under controlled loads at ultrahigh temperatures and in real-time. Using this facility, they have fully resolved sequences of microcrack damage as cracks grow under load at temperatures several hundred degrees higher than previously possible. The observations are key ingredients of the high-fidelity simulations used to compute failure risks under extreme operating conditions.

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The impact of alpha/Fe enhanced stellar evolutionary tracks on the ages of elliptical galaxies  

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We complement our study of alpha/Fe enhanced stellar population models of Lick absorption indices (Thomas et al. 2003) by comparing two sets of alpha/Fe enhanced models. In both models the impact on Lick indices due to alpha/Fe enhancement is accounted for through a modification of the stellar absorption line-strengths using the response functions of Tripicco & Bell (1995). One set of models, however, uses solar-scaled, the other alpha/Fe enhanced stellar evolutionary tracks. Since the alpha/Fe enhanced tracks are hotter than the solar-scaled ones (Salasnich et al. 2000), the correspondent stellar population models have slightly weaker metallic indices (i.e. Mgb, etc.) and stronger Balmer line indices (Hbeta) (Maraston et al 2003). Here we explore quantitatively the impact of this effect on the alpha/Fe ratios, metallicities and ages that are derived for elliptical galaxies. We find that the modest decrease of the metallic indices Mgb and balance each other, such that fully consistent alpha/Fe ratios are derived for stellar systems using alpha/Fe enhanced models with either solar-scaled or alpha/Fe enhanced stellar tracks. The decrease of the metallic indices and the increase of Hbeta conspire in a way that also consistent metallicities are obtained. The derived ages, instead, are significantly different. The inclusion of alpha/Fe enhanced stellar tracks leads to the derivation of ages as high as 30 Gyr for elliptical galaxies. For the same objects, ages not older than 15 Gyr are obtained, if alpha/Fe enhanced models using solar-scaled tracks are adopted. This may indicate that current stellar evolutionary models overestimate the bluing of stellar evolutionary tracks due to alpha/Fe enhanced chemical mixtures at super-solar metallicities.

Daniel Thomas; Claudia Maraston

2003-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Socio-Economic and Cultural Aspects of Ageing in Nepal  

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patterns. customs and usages. The modern amenities and materialistic development has supprassed outwar­ dly the foundation of spirituality, the basis of our society. fbi Population Situation In Nepal around 93 percents of the population live in rural araas... Population has gone up over the years with a prop­ ortionate increase in aged segment. There is also a simultaneous and growing trend of population shift from the rural to urban areas. Percentage distribution of the total population by brOod age-groups. Nepal...

Regmi, Rishikeshab Raj

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - agees relation entre Sample Search Results  

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agees relation entre Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: agees relation entre Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Introduction la programmation...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age multiple birth Sample Search Results  

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The design of this cohort prospective... (maternal height, prepregnancy weight), parity, sex of child, gestational age, season of birth, and self... . Gestational age at birth was...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age potential role Sample Search Results  

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Search Sample search results for: age potential role Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Cognitive aging as an extension of brain development: A model linking learning, brain...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age determination by teeth Sample Search...  

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and Information Sciences 6 Age Determination of White-tailed Deer Summary: that wear is consistent. (See photo on back cover). Age Determination of White-tailed Deer...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged 13-16 years Sample Search Results  

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Society Ali A. Jalali a Summary: years. In this age, great inventions, such as, the steam engine, railroad, airplane, telephone, electric... or the Information Age began about 50...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age strength enhancement Sample Search...  

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(though not always, as we shall see) increases in strength upon aging. The subcritical crack... have shown that some strength is recovered upon aging in harsh ... Source:...

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CenteronAgingConferenceRoom-ASB-2 UCHC,Farmington,CT  

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MicronutrientsinHealthyAging-June25,2012 JatupolKositsawat,MD,DMSc,MPH UConnHealthCenteUConnHealthCenter,CenteronAging MONDAYS ­8

Kim, Duck O.

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University of Alberta Collection: Chemistry ; Biology and Medicine 2 (a) HOR Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Strong AABW Summary: convection Age 900-1300 years Age ...

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Engineering, Tel Aviv University Collection: Engineering ; Biology and Medicine 2 (a) HOR Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Strong AABW Summary: convection Age 900-1300 years Age ...

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Kettering University Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 3 (a) HOR Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Strong AABW Summary: convection Age 900-1300 years Age ...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged 20-80 years Sample Search Results  

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David - School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh Collection: Mathematics 2 (a) HOR Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Strong AABW Summary: convection Age 900-1300 years Age ...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged 20-46 years Sample Search Results  

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of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas Collection: Mathematics 2 (a) HOR Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Strong AABW Summary: convection Age 900-1300 years Age ...

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the age of metamorphism... exclusively of coarse amphibolite-facies minerals and has titanite with Precambrian U-Pb ages (Kylander... ) after coesite) and titanite with Scandian...

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"Health, Aging and Environments" aims to bring together the resonant fields of health studies, gerontology, aging studies and other disciplines that focus on social studies of health, aging, and  

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"Health, Aging and Environments" aims to bring together the resonant fields of health studies, gerontology, aging studies and other disciplines that focus on social studies of health, aging, and environments, in the broadest sense. Such disciplines include, but are not limited to, health and social

Haykin, Simon

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EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data | Department of Energy  

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EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data EISA Compliance Tracking System Reports and Data October 8, 2013 - 2:06pm Addthis The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides links to reports and data illustrating Federal progress in meeting the requirements outlined in Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) (42 U.S.C. 8253(f)) available through the EISA 432 Compliance Tracking System (CTS). EISA 432 CTS Data Levels Top-tier agency aggregates, representing all reported data subject to the EISA 432 requirements Facility-level detailed data that excludes information for facilities that have requested exemption from public disclosure for national-security purposes. Access Data Federal Government Compliance Overview: View key CTS metrics and aggregates

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Allele age and a test for selection on rare alleles  

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...Charlesworth and P. H. Harvey Allele age and a test for selection on rare alleles Montgomery...recombination, leads to a statistical test of whether a rare allele has experienced natural selection. The test is based on finding whether there is too...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geographic range size and evolutionary age in birds  

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...ages of species 1 and 2 are estimated by converting the pair- wise percentage sequence divergence between them to an estimate of...global avian biodiversity. We are grateful to Andy Brewer, Alison Holt, Bill Kunin and Ana Rodrigues for fruitful discussions...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EARLY-AGE CRACKING REVIEW: MECHANISMS, MATERIAL PROPERTIES,  

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://cementbarriers.org/ and Savannah River National Laboratory website: http://srnl.doe.gov #12;Early-Age Cracking Review: Mechanisms Commission (NRC), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Savannah River National of work performed in part under that contract. This report was prepared in support of the Savannah River

Bentz, Dale P.

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Engineering Exps. Plan '. ~~. Engineering Cask Mount Design Review Status Reports Des~gn Engineering and PDR Monthly Progress Review Specifications/HFE 4 Management Control Plans' . Make or Buy ReliabilityPAGE I OF __ pAGES STANDARD ~M 135 RECORbJ TRANSMITTAL TO BE COMPI , AT FEDERAL RECORDS CENTER JULY

Rathbun, Julie A.

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Understanding the genetics of aging: a canine model  

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................................................................. 62 8 P-values for Prop1 polymorphisms.............................................................. 63 1 CHfAPTER I INTRODUCTION Aging and Longevity Life expectancy in the United States is increasing each... in mice of smaller size were analyzed to determine if any sequence differences are responsibfle for the similar phenomenon which is obfserved in the dog. 14 CHfAPTER II STATISTICAL ANALYSIS REGARDING...

Canterberry, Sarah Christine

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging, tumor suppression and cancer: High-wire act!  

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Evolutionary theory holds that aging is a consequence of the declining force of natural selection with age. We discuss here the evidence that among the causes of aging in complex multicellular organisms, such as mammals, is the antagonistically pleiotropic effects of the cellular responses that protect the organism from cancer. Cancer is relatively rare in young mammals, owing in large measure to the activity of tumor suppressor mechanisms. These mechanisms either protect the genome from damage and/or mutations, or they elicit cellular responses--apoptosis or senescence--that eliminate or prevent the proliferation of somatic cells at risk for neoplastic transformation.We focus here on the senescence response, reviewing its causes, regulation and effects. In addition, we describe recent data that support the idea that both senescence and apoptosis may indeed be the double-edged swords predicted by the evolutionary hypothesis of antagonistic pleiotropy--protecting organisms from cancer early in life, but promoting aging phenotypes, including late life cancer, in older organisms.

Campisi, Judith

2004-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Acceleration of wound healing in young and aged rats  

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Wound healing in the aged is delayed. A 6 mm punch biopsy wound heals in 13 days in a 3 month old rat, but takes 21 days to heal in a 2 year old rat. It is our belief that this impairment in healing may be due in part to a macrophage defect present...

Maxwell, Bryan Douglas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Monday, November 29, 2010 Chapters 12 and 14 "Ice Ages"  

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. Africa so it hasnt been as well studied as the other five (and so it wasnt discussed in detail the earth cool. #12;The second ice age was ~2500 mya (Huronian) ­ removal of methane from the atmosphere due (Late Ordovician) and 286 mya (Permo-Carboniferous) ­ large coal beds suggest a massive increase

Toohey, Darin W.

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Friday April 19, 2013 Chapters 12 and 14 "Ice Ages"  

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-Archean," known from only two localities in S. Africa so it hasn't been as well studied as the other five (and so of methane from the atmosphere due to rise of oxygen (the `great oxidation event') which dramatically reduced and fifth ice ages 440 mya (Late Ordovician) and 286 mya (Permo-Carboniferous) ­ large coal beds suggest

Toohey, Darin W.

295

Bitcoin and The Age of Bespoke Silicon Michael Bedford Taylor  

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Bitcoin and The Age of Bespoke Silicon Michael Bedford Taylor University of California, San Diego ABSTRACT Recently, the Bitcoin cryptocurrency has been an interna- tional sensation. This paper tells the story of Bitcoin hard- ware: how a group of early-adopters self-organized and fi- nanced the creation

Wang, Deli

296

Age of Neoproterozoic Bilatarian Body and Trace Fossils, White  

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Age of Neoproterozoic Bilatarian Body and Trace Fossils, White Sea, Russia: Implications-bearing, shallow marine siliciclastic rocks in the Zimnie Gory section of the White Sea region indicates Ranges, South Australia (18); in the Poleta Formation in the White-Inyo Mountains and Upper Wood Canyon

297

Aging of Alloy 617 at 650 and 750 Degrees C  

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Alloy 617 has been selected as the primary candidate for heat exchanger applications in advanced reactors. For the VHTR this application could require extended service up to a reactor outlet temperature of 950°C. A key hurdle to using this alloy in the VHTR heat exchanger application is qualifying the alloy for Section III of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. In order to Code qualify the material it is necessary to characterize the influence of long term aging on the mechanical behavior. Alloy 617 has been aged at 650 and 750°C for times up to 5300 hours. The microstructure after aging has been characterized using optical and transmission electron microscopies. It has been determined that in addition to carbides, a significant volume fraction of ?’ phase (Ni3Al) is formed at these temperatures. The ?’ does not contribute significantly to changing the tensile or impact properties of the aged material. It does, however, appear to increase creep resistance and impede creep crack growth.

Julian Benz; Thomas Lillo; Richard Wright

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

The Age-Redshift Relation for Standard Cosmology  

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We present compact, analytic expressions for the age-redshift relation $\\tau(z)$ for standard Friedmann-Lema\\^ \\itre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) cosmology. The new expressions are given in terms of incomplete Legendre elliptic integrals and evaluate much faster than by direct numerical integration.

R. C. Thomas; R. Kantowski

2000-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

299

METAPHORS OF THE CITY IN THE INFORMATION AGE ANTON DOCHTERMANN  

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of the Industrial Revolution in the Modern Age, a quasi-religious faith in scientific thought emerged. Sci- ence revolution has transformed some of the most fundamental as- sumptions that characterize our society. It has and time. The way that we conceive of and imagine the cities of this revolution, however, can serve

Carlsson, Gunnar

300

Anoxygenic photosynthesis modulated Proterozoic oxygen and sustained Earth's middle age  

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Anoxygenic photosynthesis modulated Proterozoic oxygen and sustained Earth's middle age D. T photosynthesis to overall primary production would have influ- enced oceanic redox and the Proterozoic O2 budget time in Earth's history, complete dominance of oxygenic photosynthesis in the oceans. This paved

Macalady, Jenn

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Generalized Elastic Model: thermal vs non-thermal initial conditions. Universal scaling, roughening, ageing and ergodicity  

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We study correlation properties of the generalized elastic model which accounts for the dynamics of polymers, membranes, surfaces and fluctuating interfaces, among others. We develop a theoretical framework which leads to the emergence of universal scaling laws for systems starting from thermal (equilibrium) or non-thermal (non-equilibrium) initial conditions. Our analysis incorporates and broadens previous results such as observables' double scaling regimes, (super)roughening and anomalous diffusion, and furnishes a new scaling behavior for correlation functions at small times (long distances). We discuss ageing and ergodic properties of the generalized elastic model in non-equilibrium conditions, providing a comparison with the situation occurring in continuous time random walk. Our analysis also allows to assess which observable is able to distinguish whether the system is in or far from equilibrium conditions in an experimental set-up.

Taloni, Alessandro; Klafter, Joseph; 10.1209/0295-5075/97/30001

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Effects of Age and Sex on Pure?Tone Thresholds  

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Recent developments have emphasized the need for an adequate reference level from which to assess the degree of noise?induced hearing loss. The purpose of the present study was to determine the threshold of hearing for pure tones on a large sample of subjects (N = 500) drawn from a population exposed to minimal levels of industrial noise. Four age groups were studied: 18 to 24 26 to 32 34 to 40 and 43 to 49 years inclusive. Threshold measurements were made from 250 to 8000 cps on a Beltone audiometer provided with PDR?8 earphones calibrated in a National Bureau of Standards Coupler 9?A. The threshold data were analyzed by age groups ear and sex in terms of three types of distributions: (1) original distributions which contained the data for all subjects tested; (2) screened distributions which contained the data only for subjects who passed rigid screening criteria related to otological disorders and extent of noise exposure; and (3) truncated distributions which contained only data ±15 db from the mode of the screen distributions. The results of the study indicate that in general only minor differences (less than 5 db) exist between ears but that women have more sensitive and less variable hearing than men. The sex difference is independent of age and appears to be more marked at the higher frequencies. Although the effects of age are clearly evident for both men and women there is limited agreement between the curves of presbycousis of the present study and those proposed by the American Standards Association. The suggestion is offered that future audiometric standards be specified independently for men and for women according to particular age levels. [This research was supported by the United States Air Force under Contract AF 33(616)?2626 monitored by the Bio?Acoustics Branch Aero?Medical Laboratory Wright Air Development Center Ohio.

John F. Corso

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Ferrocyanide safety project ferrocyanide aging studies FY 1995 annual report  

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This annual report gives the results of the work conducted by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory in FY 1995 on Task 3 of the Ferrocyanide Safety Project, Ferrocyanide Aging Studies. Aging refers to the dissolution and hydrolysis of simulated Hanford ferrocyanide waste in alkaline aqueous solutions by radiolytic and chemical means. The ferrocyanide simulant primarily used in these studies was dried In-Farm-1B, Rev. 7, prepared by Westinghouse Hanford Company to simulate the waste generated when the In-Farm flowsheet was used to remove radiocesium from waste supernates in single-shell tanks at the Hanford Site. In the In-Farm flowsheet, nickel ion and ferrocyanide anion were added to waste supernates to precipitate sodium nickel ferrocyanide, Na{sub 2}NiFe(CN){sub 6}, and co-precipitate radiocesium. Once the radiocesium was removed, supernates were pumped from the tanks, and new wastes from cladding removal processes or from evaporators were added. These new wastes were typically highly caustic, having hydroxide ion concentrations of over 1 M and as high as 4 M. The Aging Studies task is investigating reactions this caustic waste may have had with the precipitated ferrocyanide waste in a radiation field. In previous Aging Studies research, Na{sub 2}NiFe(CN){sub 6} in simulants was shown to dissolve in basic solutions, forming insoluble Ni(OH){sub 2} and soluble Na{sub 4}Fe(CN){sub 6}. The influence on solubility of base strength, sodium ion concentration, anions, and temperature was previously investigated. The results may indicate that even ferrocyanide sludge that did not come into direct contact with highly basic wastes may also have aged significantly.

Lilga, M.A.; Alderson, E.V.; Hallen, R.T. [and others

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

E-Print Network 3.0 - anti-satellite systems Sample Search Results  

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successful test of an anti-satellite (Asat) weapon against an aging Chinese Feng Yun 1C weather satellite... Two Empirical Tests of Design Principles for Survivable System...

305

PDSF's Eliza File Systems  

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Eliza File Systems Eliza File Systems Eliza File Systems Storage at PDSF is organized by group and all partitions are exported to all the nodes in the cluster. Please note that files on these file systems are not backed up. It is the responsibility of users to back up their files themselves as necessary. Over the years at PDSF there have been incidents which resulted in a loss of data from disk, often related to aging hardware. Note that the way to display the SGE io units on the command line is "qconf -se global". Disk Vault Experiments SGE io units Disk Space (TB) Directories eliza1 Atlas 400 35 atlas eliza2 Atlas 200 35 atlas eliza5 Cuore, Kamland 400 34 cuore kamland eliza6 Alice, RNC, Star 400 34 alice rnc star eliza7 Dayabay 200 24 dayabay icecube

306

Targeting vaccination against novel infections: risk, age and spatial structure for pandemic influenza in Great Britain  

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...However, for greater generality, we...consider which age class should be immunized...with older ages (greater than 45) and the...partial in many age classes. For example...targets the age class that offers the greatest reduction in the...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged catalyst extrudates Sample Search...  

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catalyst extrudates Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aged catalyst...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accelerated aging tests Sample Search Results  

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tests Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: accelerated aging tests...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accelerated ageing test Sample Search Results  

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test Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: accelerated ageing test...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accelerated aging test Sample Search Results  

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test Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: accelerated aging test...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accelerated ageing tests Sample Search...  

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tests Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: accelerated ageing tests...

312

Oxy-fuel combustion systems for pollution free coal fired power generation  

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Jupiter Oxygen's patented oxy-fuel combustion systems1 are capable of economically generating power from coal with ultra-low emissions and increased boiler efficiency. Jupiter's system uses pure oxygen as the combustion agent, excluding air and thus nitrogen, concentrating CO2 and pollutants for efficient capture with near zero NOx production, reducing exhaust mass flow, and increasing radiant heat transfer. Flue-gas recirculation rates can be varied to add flexibility to new boiler designs using this technology. Computer modeling and thermal analysis have identified important design considerations in retrofit applications.

Ochs, Thomas L.; Oryshchyn, Danylo B.; Gross, Dietrich (Jupiter Oxygen Corp.); Patrick, Brian (Jupiter Oxygen Corp.); Gross, Alex (Jupiter Oxygen Corp.); Dogan, Cindy; Summers, Cathy A.; Simmons, William (CoalTeck LLC); Schoenfeld, Mark (Jupiter Oxygen Corp.)

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

The iodine–plutonium–xenon age of the Moon–Earth system revisited  

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...to a higher thermal regime of the...Isotopic spectrum of xenon relative...Ozima. 2012 Thermal evolution of...Plutonium-fission xenon found...spallation and neutron-induced reactions...I. High-energy irradiances...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Optimal Energy Management of Automotive Battery Systems Including Thermal Dynamics and Aging  

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Hybrid-electric vehicles (HEV) has been the subject of intensive research as a field of application of optimal control in the past decade. In particular, researchers have proven that energy management (or supe...

Antonio Sciarretta; Domenico di Domenico…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Mantle viscosity and ice-age ice sheet topography  

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Ice-age paleotopography and mantle viscosity can both be inferred from observations of Earth`s response to the most recent deglaciation event of the current ice age. This procedure requires iterative application of a theoretical model of the global process of glacial isostatic adjustment. Results demonstrate that the iterative inversion procedure converges to a paleotopography that is extremely close to that from the ICE-4G model. The accompanying mantle viscosity profile is furthermore shown to reconcile the requirements of aspherical geoid anomalies related to the mantle convection process, thus resolving a fundamental issue concerning mantle rheology. The combined model also explains postglacial sea level histories for the east cost of the United States. 28 refs., 9 figs.

Peltier, W.R. [Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

1996-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

316

The Development of the Bronze Age Funerary Landscape of Nichoria  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 12. Gifts to the Goddesses: Pylian Perfumed Olive Oil Abroad? by Lisa M. Bendall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 13. Offerings for the Wanax in the Fr Tablets: Ancestor Worship and the Maintenance of Power in Mycenaean Greece by Susan... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 TI-MI-TI-JA: PYLOS AND MESSENIA 15. The Development of the Bronze Age Funerary Landscape of Nichoria by Michael J. Boyd. . . . . . . . . 191 16. The Varying Place of the Dead in Pylos by Joanne Murphy...

Boyd, Michael J.

2014-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

317

Determination of age in forensic dentistry from cemental incremental lines  

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discrimination of incremental lines with accuracy and repeatability. Therefore, the purposes of this study are (1) to develop a technique for enhancing the incremen al lines n the dental cementum; (2) to evaluate the accuracy of age estimates based... economically applied to evaluate and count the incremental lines in the dental cementum. In this study nondemineralized cross-sections of human teeth were evaluated. This method was cnosen because the decalcification process is not only a time...

Sousa, Eliane Marques Duarte de

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Materials Compatibility and Aging for Flux and Cleaner Combinations.  

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A materials study of high reliability electronics cleaning is presented here. In Phase 1, mixed type substrates underwent a condensed contaminants application to view a worst- case scenario for unremoved flux with cleaning agent residue for parts in a silicone oil filled environment. In Phase 2, fluxes applied to copper coupons and to printed wiring boards underwent gentle cleaning then accelerated aging in air at 65% humidity and 30 O C. Both sets were aged for 4 weeks. Contaminants were no-clean (ORL0), water soluble (ORH1 liquid and ORH0 paste), and rosin (RMA; ROL0) fluxes. Defluxing agents were water, solvents, and engineered aqueous defluxers. In the first phase, coupons had flux applied and heated, then were placed in vials of oil with a small amount of cleaning agent and additional coupons. In the second phase, pairs of copper coupons and PWB were hand soldered by application of each flux, using tin-lead solder in a strip across the coupon or a set of test components on the PWB. One of each pair was cleaned in each cleaning agent, the first with a typical clean, and the second with a brief clean. Ionic contamination residue was measured before accelerated aging. After aging, substrates were removed and a visual record of coupon damage made, from which a subjective rank was applied for comparison between the various flux and defluxer combinations; more corrosion equated to higher rank. The ORH1 water soluble flux resulted in the highest ranking in both phases, the RMA flux the least. For the first phase, in which flux and defluxer remained on coupons, the aqueous defluxers led to worse corrosion. The vapor phase cleaning agents resulted in the highest ranking in the second phase, in which there was no physical cleaning. Further study of cleaning and rinsing parameters will be required.

Archuleta, Kim; Piatt, Rochelle

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Control of mitochondrial gene expression in the aging rat myocardium  

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vieillissement, même si les niveaux d'ARNm de régulateurs transcriptionnels présumés de ces enzymes (NRF1 et NRF2 B. McClelland, Carrie N. Lyons, Odile Mathieu-Costello, and Christopher D. Moyes Abstract: Aging of the enzymes (nuclear respiratory factor (NRF) 1 and 2 subunit) increased by about 30%­ 50%. In contrast

McClelland, Grant B.

320

Maximum Entry and Mandatory Separation Ages for Certain Security Employees  

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The policy establishes the DOE policy on maximum entry and mandatory separation ages for primary or secondary positions covered under special statutory retirement provisions and for those employees whose primary duties are the protection of officials of the United States against threats to personal safety or the investigation, apprehension, and detention of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States. Admin Chg 1, dated 12-1-11, cancels DOE P 310.1.

2001-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Discussion Regarding Sources and Ages of Groundwater in Southeastern California  

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A planned groundwater storage project for future drought relief has been assessed in the Fenner Gap area of the Fenner, Cadiz, and Bristol watershed region of southeastern California. Questions regarding the source and age of groundwater beneath the proposed project area were resolved using natural isotope abundances measured at LLNL. The report presents data, briefly summarizes conclusions of that data, and records correspondence with the sponsor Geosciences Support Services Inc.

Davisson, M.L.

2000-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

322

Changes of hygroscopicity and morphology during ageing of diesel soot  

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Soot particles are an important component of atmospheric aerosol and their interaction with water is important for their climate effects. The hygroscopicity of fresh and photochemically aged soot and secondary organic aerosol (SOA) from diesel passenger car emissions was studied under atmospherically relevant conditions in a smog chamber at sub-and supersaturation of water vapor. Fresh soot particles show no significant hygroscopic growth nor cloud condensation nucleus (CCN) activity. Ageing by condensation of SOA formed by photooxidation of the volatile organic carbon (VOC) emission leads to increased water uptake and CCN activity as well as to a compaction of the initially non-spherical soot particles when exposed to high relative humidity (RH). It is important to consider the latter effect for the interpretation of mobility based measurements. The vehicle with oxidation catalyst (EURO3) emits much fewer VOCs than the vehicle without after-treatment (EURO2). Consequently, more SOA is formed for the latter, resulting in more pronounced effects on particle hygroscopicity and CCN activity. Nevertheless, the aged soot particles did not reach the hygroscopicity of pure SOA particles formed from diesel VOC emissions, which are similarly hygroscopic (0.06 H ? TDMA CCN

Torsten Tritscher; Zsófia Jurányi; Maria Martin; Roberto Chirico; Martin Gysel; Maarten F Heringa; Peter F DeCarlo; Berko Sierau; André S H Prévôt; Ernest Weingartner; Urs Baltensperger

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Spectral Energy and Age Distributions for 51 Globular Cluster Candidates  

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This paper is the fourth in a series presenting spectrophotometry of 51 globular cluster candidates, that were detected by Mochejska et al. in the nearby galaxy M33 using the data collected by the DIRECT project. The frames of M33 in this study were taken as part of the BATC Multicolor Sky Survey. We obtained the spectral energy distributions of these candidates in 13 intermediate-band filters. By comparing the integrated photometric measurements with theoretical stellar population synthesis models of Bruzual & Charlot, we estimated their ages. The BC96 models provide the evolution in time of the spectrophotometric properties of simple stellar populations for a wide range of stellar metallicity. Our results show that half of the candidates are younger than 10^8 years, whose age degeneracy is not pronounced. We also find that globular clusters formed continuously in M33 from ~4*10^6 -- 10^{10} years. Our results are in agreement with Chandar et al., who estimated ages for 35 globular clusters candidates in...

Ma, J; Chen, J; Wu, H; Kong, X; Jiang, Z; Xue, S; Zhu, J; Ma, Jun; Zhou, Xu; Chen, Jiansheng; Wu, Hong; Kong, Xu; Jiang, Zhaoji; Xue, Suijian; Zhu, Jin

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Revised age for Midway volcano, Hawaiian volcanic chain  

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New conventional K-Ar,40Ar/39Ar, and petrochemical data on alkalic basalt pebbles from the basalt conglomerate overlying tholeiitic flows in the Midway drill hole show that Midway evolved past the tholeiitic shield-building stage and erupted lavas of the alkalic suite27.0 ± 0.6m.y. ago. The data also show that previously published conventional K-Ar ages on altered samples of tholeiite are too young by about 9 m.y. These results remove a significant anomaly in the age-distance relationships of the Hawaiian chain and obviate the need for large changes in either the rate of rotation of the Pacific plate about the Hawaiian pole or the motion of the plate relative to the Hawaiian hot spot since the time of formation of the Hawaiian-Emperor bend. All of the age data along the Hawaiian chain are now reasonably consistent with an average rate of volcanic propagation of 8.0 cm/yr and with 0.83°/m.y. of angular rotation about the Hawaiian pole.

G. Brent Dalrymple; David A. Clague; Marvin A. Lanphere

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Boiling-Water Reactor internals aging degradation study. Phase 1  

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This report documents the results of an aging assessment study for boiling water reactor (BWR) internals. Major stressors for BWR internals are related to unsteady hydrodynamic forces generated by the primary coolant flow in the reactor vessel. Welding and cold-working, dissolved oxygen and impurities in the coolant, applied loads and exposures to fast neutron fluxes are other important stressors. Based on results of a component failure information survey, stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and fatigue are identified as the two major aging-related degradation mechanisms for BWR internals. Significant reported failures include SCC in jet-pump holddown beams, in-core neutron flux monitor dry tubes and core spray spargers. Fatigue failures were detected in feedwater spargers. The implementation of a plant Hydrogen Water Chemistry (HWC) program is considered as a promising method for controlling SCC problems in BWR. More operating data are needed to evaluate its effectiveness for internal components. Long-term fast neutron irradiation effects and high-cycle fatigue in a corrosive environment are uncertainty factors in the aging assessment process. BWR internals are examined by visual inspections and the method is access limited. The presence of a large water gap and an absence of ex-core neutron flux monitors may handicap the use of advanced inspection methods, such as neutron noise vibration measurements, for BWR.

Luk, K.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Effect of aged waste package and basalt on radioelement release  

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Results of experiments are described that combine backfill, radioactive waste, and repository host rock in a single flowing groundwater stream in a manner analogous to a hydraulic breach of a waste repository. The experimental design is used to identify the chemical interactions that would occur if repository components were breached by flowing water. The results indicate that of three parameters studied, the alteration of the repository components as might occur upon aging had the most substantial influence on the migration of radioactive elements dissolved from the solid radioactive waste. The other two parameters, the metal alloy used in the apparatus and an ionizing radiation field imposed on the experimental apparatus, had little or no measurable effect on radioactive element transport by flowing water. Inasmuch as the alteration of the repository materials represent aging in an actual repository, it is concluded that changes with age may detrimentally affect the ability of a repository to isolate plutonium and neptunium, and possibly other radioactive elements in nuclear waste. 37 references, 2 figures, 2 tables.

Seitz, M.G.; Vandegrift, G.F.; Bowers, D.L.; Gerding, T.J.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Library System Library System  

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Library System #12;Library System 5150 Anthony Wayne Drive David Adamany Undergraduate Library that for the current fiscal year, we've been given an additional $600,000 for our library materials budget. We're very subscriptions. The Wayne State University Libraries are deeply committed to providing our faculty and students

Cinabro, David

328

PBX 9404 detonation copper cylinder tests: a comparison of new and aged material  

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We present detonation copper cylinder test results on aged PBX 9404 (94 wt% HMX, 3 wt% CEF, 2.9 wt% NC, 0.1 wt% DPA) explosive. The charges were newly pressed from 37.5 year-old molding powder. We compare these results to equivalent data performed on the same lot when it was 3.5 years old. Comparison of the detonation energy inferred from detonation speed to that inferred from wall motion suggests that the HMX energy is unchanged but the NC energy has decreased to {approx}25% of its original value. The degradation of explosives and their binders is a subject of continual interest. Secondary explosives such as HMX are sufficiently stable near room temperature that they do not measurably degrade over a period of at least several decades. For formulated systems the bigger concern is binder degradation, for which the three main issues are strength, initiation safety, and (if the binder is energetic) energy content. In this paper we examine the detonation energy of new and aged PBX 9404 (94 wt% HMX, 3 wt% tris-{beta} chloroethylphosphate (CEF), 2.9 wt% nitrocellulose (NC), 0.1 wt% diphenylamine (DPA) [1, 2]), measured via the detonation copper cylinder test. In 1959, two independent PBX 9404 accidents [3] raised serious concerns about the safety of the formulation. Over about a decade's time, Los Alamos pursued a safer, energetically equivalent replacement, which ultimately became PBX 9501. In order to accurately compare the performance of the PBX 9404 and PBX 9501 formulations, W. Campbell and R. Engelke (C & E) developed a stringent cylinder test protocol that they called the Los Alamos Precision Cylinder Test [4]. The present aging study is possible because excellent PBX 9404 data from those qualification tests endures.

Hill, Larry G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mier, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Briggs, Matthew E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Stellar acoustic radii, mean densities and ages from seismic inversion techniques  

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Context. Determining stellar characteristics such as the radius, the mass or the age is crucial when studying stellar evolution, exoplanetary systems or characterising stellar populations in the Galaxy. Asteroseismology is the golden path to accurately obtain these characteristics. In this context, a key question is how to make these methods less model-dependant. Aims. Building on the work of Reese et al. (2012), we wish to extend the SOLA inversion technique to new stellar global characteristics in addition to the mean density. The goal is to provide a general framework in which to estimate these characteristics as accurately as possible in low mass main sequence stars. Methods. First, we describe our framework and discuss the reliability of the inversion technique and the possible sources of error.We then apply this methodology to the acoustic radius, an age indicator based on the sound speed derivative and the mean density and compare it to estimates based on the average large and small frequency separatio...

Buldgen, Gaël; Dupret, Marc-Antoine; Samadi, Réza

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Age-related comparison of superoxide production by canine neutrophilic polymorphonuclear leukocytes  

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. Academic Press, New York. 31. Hadley, E. C. 1982. Genetic alteration and the pathology of aging, p. 115-136. In R. C. Adelman and G. S. Rath (ed. ), Testing the theories of aging. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 32. Harmon, D. 1956. Aging: theory based.... Academic Press, New York. 31. Hadley, E. C. 1982. Genetic alteration and the pathology of aging, p. 115-136. In R. C. Adelman and G. S. Rath (ed. ), Testing the theories of aging. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 32. Harmon, D. 1956. Aging: theory based...

Hanson, Thomas Dale

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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AGE AND MASS CONSTRAINTS FOR A YOUNG MASSIVE CLUSTER IN M31 BASED ON SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION FITTING  

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VDB0-B195D is a massive, blue star cluster in M31. It was observed as part of the Beijing-Arizona-Taiwan-Connecticut (BATC) Multicolor Sky Survey using 15 intermediate-band filters covering a wavelength range of 3000-10000 A. Based on aperture photometry, we obtain its spectral energy distribution (SED) as defined by the 15 BATC filters. We apply previously established relations between the BATC intermediate-band and the Johnson-Cousins UBVRI broadband systems to convert our BATC photometry to the standard system. A detailed comparison shows that our newly derived VRI magnitudes are fully consistent with previous results, while our new B magnitude agrees to within 2{sigma}. In addition, we determine the cluster's age and mass by comparing its SED (from 3000 to 20000 A, comprising photometric data in the 15 BATC intermediate bands, optical broadband BVRI, and Two Micron All Sky Survey near-infrared JHK{sub s} data) with theoretical stellar population synthesis models, resulting in age and mass determinations of 60.0 {+-} 8.0 Myr and (1.1-1.6) x 10{sup 5} M{sub sun}, respectively. This age and mass confirms previous suggestions that VDB0-B195D is a young massive cluster in M31.

Ma Jun; Wang Song; Wu Zhenyu; Fan Zhou; Yang Yanbin; Zhang Tianmeng; Wu Jianghua; Zhou Xu; Jiang Zhaoji; Chen Jiansheng, E-mail: majun@nao.cas.cn [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China)

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Cultural values and aging in Chinese television commercials  

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of the materialistic nature of advertising, product characteristics, and stereotypical views of aging existed in society” (p. 12). Supporting Zhang and Agard (2004) findings, Zhang, Lien and Song (2006) found that the theme of health/life was promoted in 10... and U.S. television commercials. Journal of Advertising Research, 36, 27-45. Chinese Culture Connection. (1987). Chinese values and the search for culture-free dimensions of culture. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 18(2), 143-164. Chu, G. C...

Zhang, Yan Bing; Song, Yi; Carver, Christy Leilani Jensen

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Testing the consistency between cosmological measurements of distance and age  

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We present a model independent method to test the consistency between cosmological measurements of distance and age, assuming the distance duality relation. We use type Ia supernovae, baryon acoustic oscillations, and observational Hubble data, to reconstruct the luminosity distance D_L(z), the angle averaged distance D_V(z) and the Hubble rate H(z), using Gaussian processes regression technique. We obtain estimate of the distance duality relation in the redshift range 0.1

Nair, Remya; Jain, Deepak

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the Inaugural Meeting of the International Forum for Reactor Aging Management (IFRAM)  

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In almost all countries with nuclear power plants (NPPs), regulatory authorities and the nuclear industry are looking at some form of extended operating periods. To support life extension activities it is necessary to ensure the continued safety and reliability of system, structures, and components, and the component materials. Internationally, a variety of individual national and international activities have been initiated including Plant Life Management through the International Atomic Energy Agency, Electric Power Research Institute’s Long Term Operation program, and various national programs in managing materials degradation and related topics. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) engaged the international community in workshops in 2005-2006 to identify research needs and to collect information in an expert panel report on Proactive Management of Materials Degradation (PMMD), which was reported in NUREG/CR-6923. These results are also available via an Information Tool on the internet at http://pmmd.pnl.gov. This information builds on the extensive compilations known as the GALL Report (Generic Aging Lessons Learned, NUREG-1801, Vols. 1 and 2). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently issued a report on the review of various international activities in PMMD (PNNL-17779). There have also been initiatives by Electricite de France, Tokyo Electric Power Company, EPRI, and others to establish a "Materials Aging Institute." Within the materials degradation research community there are also networks and technical meetings focused on some elements of PMMD. In spite of all these efforts, there is currently no forum to bring together these diverse activities and provide coordinated information exchange and prioritization of materials aging management/PMMD topics. It is believed that the International Forum for Reactor Aging Management (IFRAM) would be a good way to achieve this goal and help develop new approaches for ensuring continued safe operation in existing and future nuclear power plants. To begin addressing this need, NRC has established a Proactive Management of Materials Degradation Program for managing in-service degradation of metallic components in aging NPPs. The NRC is seeking to facilitate the establishment of IFRAM as a network of international experts who would exchange information on operating experience, best practices, and emerging knowledge. These experts would be willing to work jointly and leverage the separate efforts of existing national programs into a unified approach to enable the potential for the safe and economic life extension of NPPs. A proposal for establishing IFRAM was developed and presented at Engagement workshops in Seoul, Korea (October 2009) and Petten, The Netherlands (May 2010). Participants in both groups demonstrated strong interest in the establishment of IFRAM. Therefore the Global Steering Committee was formed to plan and carry out the start-up of IFRAM in 2011. This group finalized the documents for IFRAM and organized the kick-off meeting. This document records the contents of the inaugural meeting of IFRAM, which was held August 4-5, 2011, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Representatives from Asia, Europe, and the United States met to share information on reactor aging management and make plans for the future. Professor Tetsuo Shoji was elected chairperson of the Leadership Council. This kick-off event transformed the dream of an international forum into a reality. IFRAM has begun to achieve its mission.

Bond, Leonard J.; Brenchley, David L.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metering Systems  

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A variety of metering systems are currently on the market for Federal facility implementation. The information below outlines common metering system capabilities and common metering system components.

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Manhattan Project: Postscript--The Nuclear Age, 1945-Present  

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Government-suggested fallout shelter design, 1950s POSTSCRIPT--THE NUCLEAR AGE Government-suggested fallout shelter design, 1950s POSTSCRIPT--THE NUCLEAR AGE (1945-Present) Events Informing the Public, August 1945 The Manhattan Engineer District, 1945-1946 First Steps toward International Control, 1944-1945 Search for a Policy on International Control, 1945 Negotiating International Control, 1945-1946 Civilian Control of Atomic Energy, 1945-1946 Operation Crossroads, July 1946 The VENONA Intercepts, 1946-1980 The Cold War, 1945-1990 Nuclear Proliferation, 1949-present Joe 1, the first Soviet atomic test, August 29, 1949. The end of the Second World War brought with it a whole new set of issues and problems, not least of which was the dilemma of what to do with the nuclear genie now that he had been let out of the bottle. In the United States, and around the world, news of the atomic bomb created among the public a sense of shock and awe. Manhattan Engineer District officials took certain obvious steps such as slowing down the program from its wartime pace, but the assembly of additional nuclear weapons did quietly continue.

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Public attitudes towards human life extension by intervening in ageing  

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A number of biogerontologists have expressed an interest in intervening in the ageing process in order to extend the human life span. This study explored the attitudes of members of the Australian public towards the potential development and use of life-extension technologies and their attitudes towards the ethical, social and personal implications of life extension. Participants were presented with a vignette outlining the prospect of a “life-extension pharmaceutical” that could increase maximum life span by slowing the ageing process. While 65% supported such research, only 35% said that they would use a life-extension technology if one became available. Men were more supportive of research and more disposed to use life-extension technologies than women. Concerns about the potential ethical, social and personal implications predicted levels of overall support for, and intention to use, life-extension technologies. Our survey suggests that public attitudes towards life extension are neither overwhelmingly “pro” or “con” and in fact more nuanced than either proponents or opponents of life extension have often assumed.

Brad Partridge; Jayne Lucke; Helen Bartlett; Wayne Hall

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age reconsidering ovarian Sample Search...  

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search results for: age reconsidering ovarian Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 OVARIAN CANCER 17. OVARIAN CANCER Summary: in NI. The risk of developing ovarian cancer up to the age...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age-specific suicide rates Sample Search...  

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is strongly related to the wife's age; die age-specific uxoricide rates are highest for young... higher rate of suicide than among other uxoricidal or filicidal men. De facto...

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Cord blood versus age 5 mononuclear cell proliferation on IgE and asthma  

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mite IgE levels, wheeze, cough, eczema and asthma. Results:and report of wheeze, cough and physician diagnosis ofAge 2 Asthma 1 Wheeze 1 Cough 1 Eczema 1 Age 3 Asthma 1

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged 80 and over Sample Search Results  

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Search Sample search results for: aged 80 and over Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Fra Mauro Formation,Apollo 14: 11. r - rAges of Apollo 14 Rocks F. J. stadennannl, E....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age estimation Sample Search Results  

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Search Sample search results for: age estimation Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Errors in fish ageing may result in biases in stock assessments and Summary: of fish- eries. Estimates...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ageing catechin-based model Sample Search...  

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search results for: ageing catechin-based model Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Errors in fish ageing may result in biases in stock assessments and Summary: models can lead to errors...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ageing management programs Sample Search...  

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Management 3* AGEC 445 Agribusiness Management 32.0 AGED 140US... Context 3* AGEC 341 Farm & Ranch Management 3* AGEC 445 Agribusiness Management 3 AGED 140 Leadership... 1 | P a...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging management programs Sample Search...  

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Management 3* AGEC 445 Agribusiness Management 32.0 AGED 140US... Context 3* AGEC 341 Farm & Ranch Management 3* AGEC 445 Agribusiness Management 3 AGED 140 Leadership... 1 | P a...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged non-human primates Sample Search Results  

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on populations of wild primates has been difficult Summary: - hawk eagle prey. Age and sex classes of prey We ascertained the age classes of primate prey in nearly... to the...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging non-human primate Sample Search Results  

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on populations of wild primates has been difficult Summary: - hawk eagle prey. Age and sex classes of prey We ascertained the age classes of primate prey in nearly... to the...

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Towards a Multi-scale Framework to Optimize Ageing Resistance of Asphaltic Materials  

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This paper describes an ongoing research project that is aiming at developing a comprehensive multi-scale approach to optimize the ageing resistance of asphaltic mixtures. In this, ageing has been focused on o...

Prabir Kumar Das; Niki Kringos…

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age size sex Sample Search Results  

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anbe.2002.1970, available online at http:www.idealibrary.com on Summary: examined the effect of body size, male age, female age and pair bond duration on brood sex ratio......

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging brain relevance Sample Search Results  

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brain relevance Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aging brain relevance Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Cognitive aging as an extension...

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Fact #715: February 20, 2012 The Average Age of Light Vehicles Continues to Rise  

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The average age for cars and light trucks continues to rise as consumers hold onto their vehicles longer. Between 1995 and 2011, the average age for cars increased by 32% from 8.4 years to 11.1...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging pregnant rats Sample Search Results  

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native forest, regardless of logging history, than in exotic forest of any age. Young ship rats (age... set near a permanent colony. Pregnant female Nor- way rats were trapped in...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age birth weight Sample Search Results  

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of age we examined weight (in grams... variables from birth to age seven in a large, community-based birth cohort. A sample of white singleton... development, were assessed at...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged 15-25 years Sample Search Results  

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Summary: ., 2000; Ledoux et al., 2002) or combined adolescents and young adults into one broad category (ages 15-25... medications) use in a large sample of French youths aged...

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Exercise training regulation of extracellular matrix and remodeling in the aging rat heart  

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in the aging heart. In contrast, exercise training not only improves cardiac function, but also reduces the risk of heart disease. However, the ability of exercise training to modulate ECM and remodeling in the aging heart remains unknown. Therefore...

Kwak, Hyo Bum

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Does parental age difference affect offspring count in humans? Comment on Fieder and Huber  

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2007 The Royal Society 23 February 2008 article-commentary Evolutionary biology Does parental age difference affect offspring count in...689-691. ( doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0324 ) Does parental age difference affect offspring count in...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ageing model organism Sample Search Results  

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by tree-ring counts, suggesting inbuilt ages of 0- 670 years. Second, a simulation model that uses... charcoal 14C ages in the same study area suggests that either the...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged 1-5 years Sample Search Results  

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by tree-ring counts, suggesting inbuilt ages of 0- 670 years. Second, a simulation model that uses... account for inbuilt ages of more than 400 years in this forest type....

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ages 600-570 ma Sample Search Results  

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The former age signature is more... , zircons have 2850 Ma cores and 2730 Ma rims. Titanite ages are similar to those from zircon rims... and zircon using LA-ICP-MS. The oldest...

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LEVERAGING AGING MATERIALS DATA TO SUPPORT EXTENSION OF TRANSPORTATION SHIPPING PACKAGES SERVICE LIFE  

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Nuclear material inventories are increasingly being transferred to interim storage locations where they may reside for extended periods of time. Use of a shipping package to store nuclear materials after the transfer has become more common for a variety of reasons. Shipping packages are robust and have a qualified pedigree for performance in normal operation and accident conditions but are only certified over an approved transportation window. The continued use of shipping packages to contain nuclear material during interim storage will result in reduced overall costs and reduced exposure to workers. However, the shipping package materials of construction must maintain integrity as specified by the safety basis of the storage facility throughout the storage period, which is typically well beyond the certified transportation window. In many ways, the certification processes required for interim storage of nuclear materials in shipping packages is similar to life extension programs required for dry cask storage systems for commercial nuclear fuels. The storage of spent nuclear fuel in dry cask storage systems is federally-regulated, and over 1500 individual dry casks have been in successful service up to 20 years in the US. The uncertainty in final disposition will likely require extended storage of this fuel well beyond initial license periods and perhaps multiple re-licenses may be needed. Thus, both the shipping packages and the dry cask storage systems require materials integrity assessments and assurance of continued satisfactory materials performance over times not considered in the original evaluation processes. Test programs for the shipping packages have been established to obtain aging data on materials of construction to demonstrate continued system integrity. The collective data may be coupled with similar data for the dry cask storage systems and used to support extending the service life of shipping packages in both transportation and storage.

Dunn, K. [Savannah River National Laboratory; Bellamy, S. [Savannah River National Laboratory; Daugherty, W. [Savannah River National Laboratory; Sindelar, R. [Savannah River National Laboratory; Skidmore, E. [Savannah River National Laboratory

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Chemie der Erde 67 (2007) 151174 Petrology, geochemistry and zircon age for redwitzite at Abertamy,  

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Chemie der Erde 67 (2007) 151­174 Petrology, geochemistry and zircon age for redwitzite at Abertamy

Siebel, Wolfgang

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The safety record at the tritium systems test assembly  

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This work addresses an important objective of the TSTA-demonstrating that the large tritium inventories required for fusion reactors can be routinely handled, without radiation exposure to operating personnel and without significant environemtnal releases. The techniques by which TSTA has achieved low releases and personnel exposures include high-integrity primary piping systems that exclude contact between tritium and organic materials, a secondary containment system that encloses all primary tritium piping in a controlled environment, an efficient, all-purpose tritium waste-treatment plant with 100% availability, and ultrasensitive, real-time diagnostics for anticipating and preventing releases, and for detection and location of tritium leaks in a low-risk mode. 5 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

Coffin, D.O.

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Age on Human–Computer Interface Control Via Neck Electromyography  

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......O., Kern M., Shaker R. Effect of ageing on the upper and lower...E., Sosnoff J. J. Aging effects on sensorimotor integration...251-258. Crow H. C. , Ship J. A. Tongue strength and...Saltin B., Bottinelli R. The effect of ageing and immobilization......

Gabrielle L. Hands; Cara E. Stepp

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Establishing a rodent (Fischer 344 rat) model of mild cognitive impairment in aging  

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and memory deficits emerge in some people by middle-age while others remain largely cognitively-intact even at advanced chronological ages. The goal of this thesis is to establish a Fischer 344 (F344) rat model with some features of human cognitive aging...

LaSarge, Candi Lynn

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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PII S0016-7037(98)00211-7 The young age of Earth  

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PII S0016-7037(98)00211-7 The young age of Earth YOUXUE ZHANG* Department of Geological Sciences form June 8, 1998) Abstract--Patterson (1956) established that the age of Earth is close, disagreement is abundant, and the young age of Earth has not been widely accepted. In this work, I examine all

Zhang, Youxue

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Aging Impacts Transcriptome but not Genome of Hormone-dependentBreast Cancers  

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Age is one of the most important risk factors for human malignancies, including breast cancer; in addition, age-at-diagnosis has been shown to be an independent indicator of breast cancer prognosis. However, except for inherited forms of breast cancer, there is little genetic or epigenetic understanding of the biological basis linking aging with sporadic breast cancer incidence and its clinical behavior.

Yau, Christina; Fedele, Vita; Roydasgupta, Ritu; Fridlyand, Jane; Hubbard, Alan; Gray, Joe W.; Chew, Karen; Dairkee, Shanaz H.; Moore, DanH.; Schittulli, Francesco; Tommasi, Stefania; Paradiso, Angelo; Albertson, Donna G.; Benz, Christopher C.

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Extension Eldercare http://fcs.tamu.edu/families/aging/index.php  

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Extension Eldercare http://fcs.tamu.edu/families/aging/index.php Relevance · More than 10://fcs.tamu.edu/families/aging/elder_ care/caregiver_support_websites.php) Improving Health Literacy. Healthy People 2010 defines "health: Changes for Healthy Living [DVD in English or Spanish]: http://fcs.tamu.edu/ families/aging/fall_prevention/video.php

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TREE vol. 6, no. 1, January 1991 Ice-age Ecology  

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and boggy, unproductive tundra - was aridity. The complex climatic changes of the ice ages produced lowerTREE vol. 6, no. 1, January 1991 Ice-age Ecology FrozenFaunaof the Mammoth Steppe: the Story that existed across much of Europe, Northern Asia and North America during the ice ages, supporting an abundant

Lauder, George V.

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The Hon Julie Bishop MP Mrs Joanna Gash MP Minister for Ageing Member for Gilmore  

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July 2005 JB114/05 Report highlights tech benefits for aged care New research released today the Australian Government's approach to encouraging the uptake of information technology in the aged care sector. Ms Bishop said the report, Capacity and Willingness of Residential Aged Care Workers to Use

Yu, Ping

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Slow exhumation of UHP terranes: Titanite and rutile ages of the Western Gneiss Region, Norway  

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Slow exhumation of UHP terranes: Titanite and rutile ages of the Western Gneiss Region, Norway A: titanite rutile geochronology ultrahigh-pressure Norway U­Pb ages of titanite and rutile were obtained from of the Western Gneiss UHP terrane. Approximately half of the titanite ages are concordant, the majority of which

Hacker, Bradley R.

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Accepted Manuscript Title: Evolving a Bayesian Classifier for ECG-based Age  

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Accepted Manuscript Title: Evolving a Bayesian Classifier for ECG-based Age Classification, A. Saad, B. Litt, G. Vachtsevanos, Evolving a Bayesian Classifier for ECG-based Age Classification that apply to the journal pertain. #12;AcceptedManuscript 1 Evolving a Bayesian Classifier for ECG-based Age

Litt, Brian

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Wind and Solar-Electric (PV) Systems Exemption | Department of Energy  

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You are here You are here Home » Wind and Solar-Electric (PV) Systems Exemption Wind and Solar-Electric (PV) Systems Exemption < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Wind Maximum Rebate None Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Property Tax Incentive Rebate Amount Solar: 100% exemption from real property taxes Wind: 100% exemption from real and personal property taxes Provider Minnesota Department of Commerce Minnesota excludes the value added by solar-electric (PV) systems installed after January 1, 1992 from real property taxation. In addition all real and personal property of wind-energy systems is exempt from the state's property tax.* However, the land on which a PV or wind system is located remains taxable.

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Microsoft Word - CASS_Aging-LWRS_5YR_Plan  

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ORNL/LTR-2012/440 ORNL/LTR-2012/440 Light Water Reactor Sustainability Cast Stainless Steel Aging Research Plan September 2012 Prepared by: T. S. Byun and J. T. Busby Oak Ridge National Laboratory This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or

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Radiation Therapy for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration  

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In the enormity of the public health burden imposed by age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), much effort has been directed toward identifying effective and efficient treatments. Currently, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections have demonstrated considerably efficacy in treating neovascular ARMD, but patients require frequent treatment to fully benefit. Here, we review the rationale and evidence for radiation therapy of ARMD. The results of early photon external beam radiation therapy are included to provide a framework for the sequential discussion of evidence for the usage of stereotactic radiation therapy, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The evidence suggests that these 3 modern modalities can provide a dose-dependent benefit in the treatment of ARMD. Most importantly, preliminary data suggest that all 3 can be used in conjunction with anti-VEGF therapeutics, thereby reducing the frequency of anti-VEGF injections required to maintain visual acuity.

Kishan, Amar U. [Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States)] [Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Modjtahedi, Bobeck S.; Morse, Lawrence S. [Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California (United States)] [Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California (United States); Lee, Percy, E-mail: percylee@mednet.ucla.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California (United States)

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Dynamics of radial collective energy in near central collisions for 1AGeV Au+C  

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Transverse kinetic energies of individual fragments have been measured over a broad range of emitter excitation energies for the reaction 1AGeV Au+C. For excitation energies leading to large intermediate mass fragment multiplicities, these transverse energies require large collective radial expansion of the emitting systems. However, the traditional decomposition of the transverse energy into a thermal component and a Coulomb and collective component proportional to the fragment mass cannot account for this expansion. Expansion velocities show an increase with decreasing fragment Z and thus indicate fractionation of the collective energy for the expanding system. This collective energy increases with emitter excitation up to about 50{percent} of the energy deposited for a nuclear system with total energy {approximately}12AMeV. The bulk of the collective energy is carried away by ejectiles of Z{le}3. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

Lauret, J.; Ajitanand, N.N.; Alexander, J.M.; Chung, P.; Gilkes, M.; Lacey, R.A.; McGrath, R. [Departments of Chemistry and Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3400 (United States)] [Departments of Chemistry and Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3400 (United States); Elliott, J.B.; Hauger, J.A.; Hirsch, A.S.; Hjort, E.L.; Porile, N.T.; Scharenberg, R.; Srivastava, B.K.; Tincknell, M.; Warren, P. [Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States); Danielewicz, P. [NSCL and the Department of Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1321 (United States)] [NSCL and the Department of Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1321 (United States); Bieser, F.; Lisa, M.A.; Matis, H.S.; McMahan, M.; McParland, C.; Olson, D.L.; Partlan, M.D.; Rai, G.; Rasmussen, J.; Ritter, H.G.; Symons, T.J.; Wienold, T.; Wieman, H.H. [Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Justice, M.; Keane, D.; Scott, A.; Shao, Y.; Wang, S. [Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242 (United States); Brady, F.P.; Cebra, D.; Chance, J.L.; Kintner, J.; Romero, J.L. [Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States); Chacon, A.D.; Wolf, K. [Department of Physics, Texas AM University, College Station, Texas 77843 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Texas AM University, College Station, Texas 77843 (United States); Albergo, S.; Caccia, Z.; Costa, S.; Insolia, A.; Potenza, R.; Romanski, J.; Russo, G.V.; Tuve, C. [Universita di Catania INFN-Sezione di Catania, Catania (Italy) 95129] [Universita di Catania INFN-Sezione di Catania, Catania (Italy) 95129; Choi, Y. [Sung Kyun University, Chun-Chun-Dong 300 (Korea)] [Sung Kyun University, Chun-Chun-Dong 300 (Korea); Lindenstruth, V.; Mueller, W.F.; Sann, H. [GSI, D-64220 Darmstadt (Germany)] [GSI, D-64220 Darmstadt (Germany)

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Decomposition mechanisms in thermally-aged thin-film explosives  

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The isothermal decomposition of nitrocellulose (NC) has been examined using two substantially different experimental techniques, involving both confined and unconfined samples. The confined isothermal aging technique involved confined thin-film samples heated to temperatures of 150 to 170{degrees}C, for 1 to 72 hours. Condensed-phase chemistry was monitored real-time using FTIR. Results indicated that the first step in decomposition was scission of the O-NO{sub 2} bond and subsequent formation of carbonyl and hydroxyl products. Scission of the O-NO{sub 2} bond appeared to occur by a first-order reaction. The Arrhenius expression for the first-order reaction rate constant was evaluated from the experimental data. The unconfined rapid isothermal decomposition technique involved both high speed-photography and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS). Mass spectra obtained from experiments at 420{degrees}C indicated that NO{sub 2} formation and, therefore, scission of the O-NO{sub 2} bond occurred by a first order reaction, the rate constant for which was evaluated from the experimental data. The rate constant for global pseudo-first order decomposition of NC at 450{degrees}C was also estimated from high speed photography results. Rate constants at 420 and 450{degrees}C were predicted using the Arrhenius expression developed from the confined isothermal aging results and were in good agreement with the rate constants obtained at those temperatures in the unconfined rapid decomposition experiments using TOFMS and high-speed photography. Results from these substantially different measurements gave consistent results over a temperature range of about 300{degrees}C, in which reaction rates vary by nine orders of magnitude, and indicate that the two experimental techniques being developed have good potential for studying condensed-phase decomposition of energetic materials.

Erickson, K.L.; Trott, W.M.; Renlund, A.M.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #597: November 16, 2009 Median Age of  

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Spectral Energy Distributions and Age Estimates of 172 Globular Clusters in M31  

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In this paper we present CCD multicolor photometry for 172 globular clusters (GCs), taken from the Bologna catalog (Battistini et al. 1987), in the nearby spiral galaxy M31. The observations were carried out by using the National Astronomical Observatories 60/90 cm Schmidt Telescope in 13 intermediate-band filters, which covered a range of wavelength from 3800 to 10000A. This provides a multicolor map of M31 in pixels of 1.7"*1.7". By aperture photometry, we obtain the spectral energy distributions (SEDs) for these GCs. Using the relationship between the BATC intermediate-band system used for the observations and the UBVRI broad-band system, the magnitudes in the B and V bands are derived. The computed V and B-V are in agreement with the values given by Battistini et al. (1987) and Barmby et al. (2000). Finally, by comparing the photometry of each GC with theoretical stellar population synthesis models, we estimate ages of the sample GCs for different metallicities. The results show that nearly all our sample...

Jiang, L; Zhou, X; Chen, J; Wu, H; Jiang, Z; Jiang, Linhua; Ma, Jun; Zhou, Xu; Chen, Jiansheng; Wu, Hong; Jiang, Zhaoji

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stimulated dual-band infrared computed tomography: A tool to inspect the aging infrastructure  

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The authors have developed stimulated dual-band infrared (IR) computed tomography as a tool to inspect the aging infrastructure. The system has the potential to locate and quantify structural damage within airframes and bridge decks. Typically, dual-band IR detection methods improve the signal-to-noise ratio by a factor of ten, compared to single-band IR detection methods. They conducted a demonstration at Boeing using a uniform pulsed-heat source to stimulate IR images of hidden defects in the 727 fuselage. The dual-band IR camera and image processing system produced temperature, thermal inertia, and cooling-rate maps. In combination, these maps characterized the defect site, size, depth, thickness and type. The authors quantified the percent metal loss from corrosion above a threshold of 5%, with overall uncertainties of 3%. Also, they conducted a feasibility study of dual-band IR thermal imaging for bridge deck inspections. They determined the sites and relative concrete displacement of 2-in. and 4-in. deep delaminations from thin styrofoam implants in asphalt-covered concrete slabs. They demonstrated the value of dual-band IR computed tomography to quantify structural damage within flash-heated airframes and naturally-heated bridge decks.

Del Grande, N.K.; Durbin, P.F.

1995-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictive tools for coolant development: An accelerated aging procedure for modeling fleet test results  

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The objective of this study was to develop an accelerated aging test (AAT) for conventional and extended life coolants that will predict coolant composition and performance after 100,000 or more miles (160,930 km) of use. The procedure was developed by examining the effects of a series of cooling system metals, their surface area and the amount of each used, test temperature, glycol concentration, and test time on important chemical and physical properties of the test coolant. The chemical and physical properties evaluated included the accumulation of glycol degradation products, the depletion rate of active inhibitors, the pH drop, and the presence of corrosion products in solution. In addition, the test coolant performance was evaluated in ASTM D 1384 and D 4340. The effects of variation in the test procedure on the coolant were compared to actual coolant from extended duration fleet tests. The test procedure selected gave test coolant with composition, physical properties, and performance that compared favorably with the fleet test fluid. The test performance was validated by comparing the properties of a series fluids after this test to corresponding fluids removed from vehicles after extended use. An example of fluid development using this procedure is presented. Further areas of investigation are suggested. It is recommended that the general test procedure be considered for adoption as an ASTM test method for evaluation of the extended performance of fluids in automotive and light duty cooling systems.

Gershun, A.V.; Mercer, W.C. [Prestone Products Corp., Danbury, CT (United States)

1999-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Ageing on Thermal Efficiency of Solar Thermal Collectors  

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Today it is common practice to calculate the performance of solar thermal systems or solar collectors based on the results of a thermal performance test carried out with a new solar collector. However, for an int...

Elke Streicher; Stephan Fischer…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Mental Health Beliefs and Barriers to Accessing Mental Health Services in Youth Aging out of Foster Care  

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AbstractObjective To examine the perspectives of youth on factors that influence mental health service use after aging out of foster care. Methods Focus groups were conducted with youth with a history of mental health needs and previous service use who had aged out of foster care. Questions were informed by the Health Belief Model and addressed 4 domains: youth perceptions of the “threat of mental health problems,” treatment benefits versus barriers to accessing mental health services, self-efficacy, and “cues to action.” Data were analyzed using a modified grounded-theory approach. Results Youth (N = 28) reported ongoing mental health problems affecting their functioning; however, they articulated variable levels of reliance on formal mental health treatment versus their own ability to resolve these problems without treatment. Past mental health service experiences influenced whether youth viewed treatment options as beneficial. Youth identified limited self-efficacy and insufficient psychosocial supports “cueing action” during their transition out of foster care. Barriers to accessing mental health services included difficulties obtaining health insurance, finding a mental health provider, scheduling appointments, and transportation. Conclusions Youths' perceptions of their mental health needs, self-efficacy, psychosocial supports during transition, and access barriers influence mental health service use after aging out of foster care. Results suggest that strategies are needed to 1) help youth and clinicians negotiate shared understanding of mental health treatment needs and options, 2) incorporate mental health into transition planning, and 3) address insurance and other systemic barriers to accessing mental health services after aging out of foster care.

Christina Sakai; Thomas I. Mackie; Rashmi Shetgiri; Sara Franzen; Anu Partap; Glenn Flores; Laurel K. Leslie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer System,  

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undergraduate summer institute http:institutes.lanl.govistisummer-school 2015 Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute Purpose The Computer System,...

384

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM ADMINISTRATIVE MEMORANDUM  

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student, financial, personnel, payroll, or related computer databases or to research databases that may contain trade secrets; c. have routine access to building master control and key systems; #12;AM No. 02.A as the basis for discrimination or retaliation against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, age

Glasser, Adrian

385

Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis Success Stories  

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Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis Success Stories "The result of improved cooling efficiency, contact Dileep Singh, dsingh@anl.gov Engineered Nanofluids for Enhanced Heat Transfer In an age needs, the heat transfer efficiency of conventional fluids must be improved. The Challenge Heat

Kemner, Ken

386

SED, Age and Metallicity of Star Clusters in M33  

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In this paper we present CCD spectrophotometry of the star clusters that were detected by Chandar, Bianchi, & Ford in the nearby spiral galaxy M33, using the images obtained with the Beijing Astronomical Observatory 60/90 cm Schmidt Telescope in 13 intermediate-band filters from 3800 to 10000{\\AA}. The observations cover the whole area of M33 with a total integration of 32.75 hours from September 23, 1995 to August 28, 2000. This provides a multi-color map of M33 in pixels of $1.7'' \\times 1.7''$. By aperture photometry, we obtain the spetral energy distributions (SEDs) of these star clusters. Using theoretical stellar population synthesis models, we also obtain the distributions of age and metallicity of of these star clusters. These clusters formed continuously from $\\sim 3\\times10^6$ -- $10^{10}$ years, and have a large span of metallicity from ${\\rm {Z}=0.0004}$ to ${\\rm {Z}=0.05}$.

Ma, J; Kong, X; Wu, H; Chen, J; Jiang, Z; Zhu, J; Xue, S; Ma, Jun; Zhou, Xu; Kong, Xu; Wu, Hong; Chen, Jiansheng; Jiang, Zhaoji; Zhu, Jin; Xue, Suijian

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ferrocyanide safety project ferrocyanide aging studies. Final report  

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This final report gives the results of the work conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) from FY 1992 to FY 1996 on the Ferrocyanide Aging Studies, part of the Ferrocyanide Safety Project. The Ferrocyanide Safety Project was initiated as a result of concern raised about the safe storage of ferrocyanide waste intermixed with oxidants, such as nitrate and nitrite salts, in Hanford Site single-shell tanks (SSTs). In the laboratory, such mixtures can be made to undergo uncontrolled or explosive reactions by heating dry reagents to over 200{degrees}C. In 1987, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Final Environmental Impact Statement, Disposal of Hanford Defense High-Level Transuranic and Tank Waste, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington, included an environmental impact analysis of potential explosions involving ferrocyanide-nitrate mixtures. The EIS postulated that an explosion could occur during mechanical retrieval of saltcake or sludge from a ferrocyanide waste tank, and concluded that this worst-case accident could create enough energy to release radioactive material to the atmosphere through ventilation openings, exposing persons offsite to a short-term radiation dose of approximately 200 mrem. Later, in a separate study (1990), the General Accounting Office postulated a worst-case accident of one to two orders of magnitude greater than that postulated in the DOE EIS. The uncertainties regarding the safety envelope of the Hanford Site ferrocyanide waste tanks led to the declaration of the Ferrocyanide Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) in October 1990.

Lilga, M.A.; Hallen, R.T.; Alderson, E.V. [and others

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Late pleistocene ice age scenarios based on observational evidence  

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Ice age scenarios for the last glacial interglacial cycle, based on observations of Boyle and Keigwin concerning the North Atlantic thermohaline circulation and of Barnola et al. concerning atmospheric CO[sub 2] variations derived from the Vostok ice cores, are herein analyzed. Northern Hemisphere continental ice sheets are simulated with an energy balance model (EBM) that is asynchronously coupled to vertically integrated ice sheets models based on the Glen flow law. The EBM includes both a realistic land-sea distribution and temperature-albedo feedback and is driven with orbital variations of effective solar insolation. With the addition of atmospheric CO[sub 2] and ocean heat flux variations, but not in their absence, a complete collapse is obtained for the Eurasian ice sheet but not for the North American ice sheet. We therefore suggest that further feedback mechanisms, perhaps involving more accurate modeling of the dynamics of the mostly marine-based Laurentide complex appears necessary to explain termination I. 96 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

DeBlonde, G. (Canada Center for Remote Sensing, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)); Peltier, W.R. (Univ. of Toronto, Ontario (Canada))

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerated chemical aging of crystalline nuclear waste forms  

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Nuclear waste disposal is a significant technological issue, and the solution of this problem (or lack thereof) will ultimately determine whether nuclear energy is deemed environmentally friendly, despite significantly lower carbon emissions than fossil fuel energy sources. A critical component of any waste disposal strategy is the selection of the waste form that is tasked with preventing radionuclides from entering the environment. The design of robust nuclear waste forms requires consideration of several criteria, including: radiation tolerance, geological interaction and chemical durability; all of these criteria ensure that the radionuclides do not escape from the waste form. Over the past 30 years, there have been numerous and thorough studies of these criteria on candidate waste forms, including radiation damage and leaching. However, most of these efforts have focused on the performance of the candidate waste form at t = 0, with far less attention paid to the phase stability, and subsequent durability, of candidate waste forms during the course of daughter product formation; that is, the chemical aging of the material. Systematic understanding of phase evolution as a function of chemistry is important for predictions of waste form performance as well as informing waste form design. In this paper, we highlight the research challenges associated with understanding waste form stability when attempting to systematically study the effects of dynamic composition variation due to in situ radionuclide daughter production formation.

C.R. Stanek; B.P. Uberuaga; B.L. Scott; R.K. Feller; N.A. Marks

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Oxide Film Aging on Alloy 22 in Halide Containing Solutions  

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Passive and corrosion behaviors of Alloy 22 in chloride and fluoride containing solutions, changing the heat treatment of the alloy, the halide concentration and the pH of the solutions at 90 deg. C, was investigated. The study was implemented using electrochemical techniques, which included open circuit potential monitoring over time, potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements carried out at open circuit and at passivity potentials. Corrosion rates obtained by EIS measurements after 24 h immersion in naturally aerated solutions were below 0.5 {mu}m/year. The corrosion rates were practically independent of solution pH, alloy heat treatment and halide ion nature and concentration. EIS low frequency resistance values increased with applied potential in the passive domain and with polarization time in pH 6 - 1 M NaCl at 90 deg. C. This effect was attributed to an increase in the oxide film thickness and oxide film aging. High frequency capacitance measurements indicated that passive oxide on Alloy 22 presented a double n-type/p-type semiconductor behavior in the passive potential range. (authors)

Rodriguez, Martin A.; Carranza, Ricardo M. [Dept. Materiales, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. Gral. Paz 1499, Villa Maipu, 1650 (Argentina); Rebak, Raul B. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave, L-631, Livermore, CA, 94550-9698 (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Organic tanks safety program FY95 waste aging studies  

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This report gives the second year`s findings of a study of how thermal and radiological processes may change the composition of organic compounds in the underground tanks at Hanford. Efforts were focused on the global reaction kinetics in a simulated waste exposed to {gamma} rays and the reactions of organic radicals with nitrite ion. The gas production is predominantly radiolytic. Decarboxylation of carboxylates is probably an aging pathway. TBP was totaly consumed in almost every run. Radiation clearly accelerated consumption of the other compounds. EDTA is more reactive than citrate. Oximes and possibly organic nitro compounds are key intermediates in the radiolytic redox reactions of organic compounds with nitrate/nitrite. Observations are consistent with organic compounds being progressively degraded to compounds with greater numbers of C-O bonds and fewer C-H and C-C bonds, resulting in an overall lower energy content. If the radwaste tanks are adequately ventilated and continually dosed by radioactivity, their total energy content should have declined. Level of risk depends on how rapidly carboxylate salts of moderate energy content (including EDTA fragments) degrade to low energy oxalate and formate.

Camaioni, D.M.; Samuels, W.D.; Clauss, S.A.; Lenihan, B.D.; Wahl, K.L.; Campbell, J.A.; Shaw, W.J.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Graywater Safety  

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irrigation and decr,ease the amount of wastewater entering sewers or onsite wastewater treatment systems. Onsite wastewater treatment systems However, homeowners who irrigate their lawns with graywater need to understand the risks and safety issues.... Residential wastewater can be classified as either blackwater (sew- age containing fecal matter or food wastes) or graywater. If graywater is collected separately from blackwater, it can be dispersed as irrigation water with less treatment than...

Melton, Rebecca; Lesikar, Bruce J.

2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

393

An Independent Calibration of Stellar Ages: HST Observations of White Dwarfs at V=25  

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The white dwarf luminosity function of a stellar cluster will have a sharp truncation at a luminosity which is determined by the time since formation of the first white dwarfs in that cluster. Calculation of the dependence of this limiting luminosity on age requires relatively well-understood physics and is independent of stellar evolutionary models. Thus, measurement of the termination of the white dwarf luminosity function provides an independent method to determine the age of a cluster, and thereby to calibrate stellar evolutionary ages. We have obtained HST WFPC2 data in two open clusters, identified the white dwarf sequence, and proved the feasibility of this approach, by detecting white dwarfs to V=25. Much deeper data are feasible. From our present limited data, we show that degenerate cooling ages are not consistent with some published isochrone ages for clusters with ages of order 1Gyr.

Ted von Hippel; Gerard Gilmore; D. H. P. Jones

1995-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

394

Age of an Indonesian Fossil Tooth Determined by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance  

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The first fossil hominid tooth recovered during 1999 excavations from the Cisanca River region in West Java, Indonesia, was associated with a series of bovid teeth from a single individual that was recovered 190 cm beneath the hominid tooth. The age of the fossil bovid teeth was determined using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) analysis as part of an effort to bracket the age of the hominid tooth. The EPR-derived age of the bovid teeth is (5.16 {+-} 2.01) x 10{sup 5} years. However, the age estimate reported here is likely an underestimate of the actual age of deposition since evidence of heating was detected in the EPR spectra of the bovid teeth, and the heating may have caused a decrease in the intensity of EPR components on which the age calculation is based.

Bogard, JS

2004-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

395

Health, Productivity and Safety in the Workforce: Does Age Make a Difference?  

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Health, Productivity and Safety in the Workforce: Health, Productivity and Safety in the Workforce: Does Age Make a Difference? Amy Cohen-Callow, PhD; Jodi Jacobson, PhD; Phillip Osteen, PhD, Jungyai Ko, MSSA (Funding for this study was provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and two participating DOE worksites that will remain anonymous. Coordination and management of the this grant was provided by Oak Ridge Associated Universities.) STUDY QUESTIONS PROBLEM * Growing aging workforce approaching retirement yet remaining in the workforce * Aging workforce fills workforce gap contributing knowledge, advanced skills and is engaged and committed * Chronic health condition increase with age which may affect productivity and safety 1. Do reports of chronic health conditions vary by age? 2. Do workers of different ages with one or more health

396

Thermal Storage Options for HVAC Systems  

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this method is based on the specific heat of water rather than the latent 'heat of fusion of ice as in ice storage, it requires about 4 times the storage capacity of an equivalent ice storage system. ? Salt Storage: This system utilizes eutectic salts... which freeze and melt around 47 o F. Exist ing chillers can be easily retrofitted for salt storage or chilled water storage. For ice stor age systems, a direct refrigerant system or glycol chillers are suitable. This paper discusses the details...

Weston, R. F.; Gidwani, B. N.

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Astrobiology, space and the future age of discovery  

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...had travelled through South America and Mexico (1799-1804), collecting specimens...recently been added to the search for extra-solar planets, including Earth-sized planets...life. Did life start elsewhere in our Solar System and/or Galaxy and arrive here...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Age and mass constraints for a young massive cluster in M31 based on spectral-energy-distribution fitting  

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VDB0-B195D is a massive, blue star cluster in M31. It was observed as part of the Beijing-Arizona-Taiwan-Connecticut (BATC) Multicolor Sky Survey using 15 intermediate-band filters covering a wavelength range of 3000--10,000 \\AA. Based on aperture photometry, we obtain its spectral-energy distribution (SED) as defined by the 15 BATC filters. We apply previously established relations between the BATC intermediate-band and the Johnson-Cousins $UBVRI$ broad-band systems to convert our BATC photometry to the standard system. A detailed comparison shows that our newly derived $VRI$ magnitudes are fully consistent with previous results, while our new $B$ magnitude agrees to within $2\\sigma$. In addition, we determine the cluster's age and mass by comparing its SED (from 3000 to 20,000{\\AA}, comprising photometric data in the 15 BATC intermediate bands, optical broad-band $BVRI$, and 2MASS near-infrared $JHK_{\\rm s}$ data) with theoretical stellar population synthesis models, resulting in age and mass determinations...

Ma, Jun; Wu, Zhenyu; Fan, Zhou; Yang, Yanbin; Zhang, Tianmeng; Wu, Jianghua

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Mexican Queso Chihuahua: Functional properties of aging cheese  

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Queso Chihuahua, a semi-hard cheese manufactured from raw milk (RM) in northern Mexico, is being replaced by pasteurized milk (PM) versions because of food safety concerns and the desire for longer shelf life. In this study, the functional traits of authentic Mexican Queso Chihuahua made from RM or PM were characterized to identify sources of variation and to determine if pasteurization of the cheese milk resulted in changes to the functional properties. Two brands of RM cheese and 2 brands of PM cheese obtained in 3 seasons of the year from 4 manufacturers in Chihuahua, Mexico, were analyzed after 0, 4, 8, 12, and 16 wk of storage at 4°C. A color measurement spectrophotometer was used to collect color data before and after heating at 232°C for 5 min or 130°C for 75 min. Meltability was measured using the Schreiber Melt Test on samples heated to 232°C for 5 min. Sliceability (the force required to cut through a sample) was measured using a texture analyzer fitted with a wire cutter attachment. Proteolysis was tracked using sodium dodecyl sulfate-PAGE. Compared with PM cheeses, RM cheeses showed less browning upon heating, melted more at 232°C, and initially required a greater cutting force. With aging, cheeses increased in meltability, decreased in whiteness when measured before heating, and required less cutting force to slice. Seasonal variations in the cheesemilk had minimal or no effect on the functional properties. The differences in the functional properties can be attributed, in part, to the mixed microflora present in the RM cheeses compared with the more homogeneous microflora added during the manufacture of PM cheeses. The degree of proteolysis and subsequent integrity of the cheese matrix contribute to melt, slice, and color properties of the RM and PM cheeses. Understanding the functional properties of the authentic RM cheeses will help researchers and cheesemakers develop pasteurized versions that maintain the traditional traits desired in the cheeses.

D.W. Olson; D.L. Van Hekken; M.H. Tunick; P.M. Tomasula; F.J. Molina-Corral; A.A. Gardea

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Condensed-phase decomposition in thermally-aged explosives  

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In previous work, the isothermal decomposition of nitrocellulose (NC) was examined using two substantially different experimental techniques that are being developed to investigate condensed-phase chemistry occurring during the thermal decomposition of a variety of explosives. The confined isothermal aging technique involved confined thin-film samples heated to temperatures of 150 to 170{degrees}C, for 1 to 72 hours. Condensed-phase chemistry was monitored real-time using FTIR. Results indicated that the first step in decomposition was scission of the O-NO{sub 2} bond and subsequent formation of carbonyl and hydroxyl products. Scission of the O-NO{sub 2} bond appeared to occur by a first-order reaction. Additional unconfined rapid isothermal decomposition experiments with NC have been completed and are described in this paper. Those additional experiments extended the previous work and investigated the effect of varying film thickness (from about 0.2 to 0.6 microns), varying temperature (from about 420 to 640{degrees}C), and using {sup 15}NO{sub 2}-labled NC. The results indicated that decomposition of NC appears to involve at least two principal mechanisms: (1) O-NO{sub 2} bond scission, which is accompanied by carbonyl or hydroxyl formation, and (2) polymer fragmentation. These two mechanisms occur simultaneously. At temperatures of 170{degrees}C, or lower, polymer fragmentation appears negligible, but at temperatures of 420{degrees}C, or higher, polymer fragmentation is appreciable and occurs at rates comparable to those for O-NO{sub 2} bond scission. While polymer fragmentation may be associated with O-NO{sub 2} bond scission, at higher temperatures, additional steps must be involved in the fragmentation mechanism. At each end of the temperatures range from about 150 to 420{degrees}C, the rate of O-NO{sub 2} bond scission appears reasonably consistent with a mechanism dominated by a first-order decomposition step.

Erickson, K.L.; Trott, W.M.; Renlund, A.M.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Very early age detection of ettringite from pozzolan origin  

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Abstract The mineralogical composition of special purpose Portland cements must conform to certain requirements. Sulphate-resistant Portland cements, for instance, the tricalcium aluminate (C3A) and tetracalcium aluminoferrite (C4AF) phase’s contents must be very low to minimize the consequences of the hydration of large amounts of sulphates and the wide fluctuations in volume that would entail. At the same time, for economic, technical and environmental reasons, primarily pozzolanic additions, some of which are aluminic in chemical character, are included in Portland cements. When thermally activated clays such as metakaolin (aluminic pozzolan) are added to Portland cements with low (to nil) C3A content, an \\{AFt\\} phase of pozzolan origin may also form. The present study corroborated previous reports of the formation, but at very early ages (48 h), of such an \\{AFt\\} phase of pozzolan origin, mainly, in a Portland cement blend containing minimal C3A content, an aluminic pozzolan in chemical character (metakaolin, M pozzolan) and excess gypsum, 15.05% (=7.0% SO3); and if C3A content in OPC is high, the \\{AFt\\} phase originated is of pozzolan origin as well, and in addition, of such C3A content, generating so greater or lesser Expansive Synergic Effect, ESE, according to the greater or lesser pozzolanic activity amount originated previously by M pozzolan in this case, and for this reason, being the ettringite from M pozzolan its chief direct and indirect cause. On the other hand, it also proved that such excess gypsum acted as a setting regulator in blended cements with metakaolin and a retarder in all the other cements tested, whether they were pure Portland cements or blends containing a crystalline mineral addition, Q, and also some blended cements with metakaolin can be regarded as being “hydraulic expansive cements” according to ASTM C 845-90 Standard.

V. Rahhal; R. Talero

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report Inspection of Aged/Degraded Containments Program.  

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The Inspection of Aged/Degraded Containments Program had primary objectives of (1) understanding the significant factors relating corrosion occurrence, efficacy of inspection, and structural capacity reduction of steel containments and liners of reinforced concrete containments; (2) providing the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) reviewers a means of establishing current structural capacity margins or estimating future residual structural capacity margins for steel containments, and concrete containments as limited by liner integrity; (3) providing recommendations, as appropriate, on information to be requested of licensees for guidance that could be utilized by USNRC reviewers in assessing the seriousness of reported incidences of containment degradation; and (4) providing technical assistance to the USNRC (as requested) related to concrete technology. Primary program accomplishments have included development of a degradation assessment methodology; reviews of techniques and methods for inspection and repair of containment metallic pressure boundaries; evaluation of high-frequency acoustic imaging, magnetostrictive sensor, electromagnetic acoustic transducer, and multimode guided plate wave technologies for inspection of inaccessible regions of containment metallic pressure boundaries; development of a continuum damage mechanics-based approach for structural deterioration; establishment of a methodology for reliability-based condition assessments of steel containments and liners; and fragility assessments of steel containments with localized corrosion. In addition, data and information assembled under this program has been transferred to the technical community through review meetings and briefings, national and international conference participation, technical committee involvement, and publications of reports and journal articles. Appendix A provides a listing of program reports, papers, and publications; and Appendix B contains a listing of program-related presentations.

Naus, Dan J [ORNL; Ellingwood, B R [Georgia Institute of Technology; Oland, C Barry [ORNL

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age management intervention Sample Search...  

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Diploma in Specialist Teaching Summary: in early intervention range in age from birth to 5 years, and have special learning, development... Postgraduate Diploma in...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age current status Sample Search Results  

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in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes... me. (List names and ages, and attach copies of birth certificates Source: Roy, Subrata - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace...

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Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences ; Mathematics 3 Fra Mauro Formation,Apollo 14: 11. r - rAges of Apollo 14 Rocks F. J. stadennannl, E....

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Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences ; Mathematics 5 Fra Mauro Formation,Apollo 14: 11. r - rAges of Apollo 14 Rocks F. J. stadennannl, E....

407

Animated agents in K-12 engineering outreach: Preferred agent characteristics across age levels  

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agent characteristics were assessed using survey methodology: agent gender, age, real- ism, clothing; Perez & Solomon, 2005; Wang et al., 2008). The current study investigates learner preferences

Reisslein, Martin

408

ALL DAYS ARE HAPPY DAYS A Camp for children ages 6-11 who have ADHD  

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-13, 2014 NAME ______________________________AGE ______SEX M/ F____ PREFFERED NAME_______________ HOME PHONE___________________CELL PHONE_______________________MAY WE TEXT YOU?______ ADDRESS __________________________________________________Date_________________________ REFERENCES 1.______________________________________RELATIONSHIP_______________________PHONE

Cui, Yan

409

E-Print Network 3.0 - american children ages Sample Search Results  

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Drive Summary: , WI Education Intern, Summer 2010 - Planned and implemented summer camp program for children ages 2... Camp Counselor, Summer 2007and 2008 - Head counselor for...

410

E-Print Network 3.0 - aging female sencar Sample Search Results  

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sencar Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aging female sencar Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Journal of Innovative Optical Health...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analysis discriminates age-classes Sample...  

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discrimination Summary: for 13 C analysis must be standardized by crown position and age class, but otherwise sample collection... -site analysis for stable carbon isotope...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age prediction models Sample Search Results  

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2009 The Authors 65 Summary: and longevity in model organisms, a curated database of genes potentially associated with human aging... discoveries in the genetics of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging dietary restriction Sample Search...  

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intake and the incidence of respiratory diseases, especially chronic... composition database, and divided into quintiles. After adjustment for 11 factors (age, sex, smoking,...

414

E-Print Network 3.0 - age mexican children Sample Search Results  

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the Pace of Reproduction: Cooperative Breeding in Humans Summary: ? What is the age and sex patterning of children's activities? 82-85 Net production (Production minus... is the...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age-related biological activity Sample...  

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Washington University in St. Louis Collection: Biology and Medicine 2 Dispatch R939 Cognitive aging: New answers to old questions Summary: cerebral blood flow, as well as neural...

416

E-Print Network 3.0 - analysis identifies age-associated Sample...  

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be to forward apply the identified ... Source: Columbia University, Taub Institute, Cognitive Neuroscience Division Collection: Biology and Medicine 2 Aging and Memory in Humans...

417

E-Print Network 3.0 - age infant sex Sample Search Results  

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Interest in Infants and Infant Abuse in Rhesus Macaques Summary: of maternal rank, maternal parity, offspring sex, and offspring age on infant harassment in abusive......

418

E-Print Network 3.0 - age adjusted d-dimer Sample Search Results  

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and Information Sciences 43 Topic Current Law Proposed Changes Eligibility for Summary: benefit: Anyagewith30yearsofservice Age65with5yearsofservice Eligible to retire......

419

Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost | Department...  

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2007 Graph showing the average age of transit vehicles (bus, trolleybus, vanpool, demand response, light rail, commuter rail, commuter rail locomotive, and heavy rail). Heavy rail...

420

E-Print Network 3.0 - aged nonhuman primates Sample Search Results  

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and Medicine 35 International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 22, No. 5, 2001 Primate Innovation: Sex, Age and Social Rank Summary: in the nonhuman primates, focusing on sex,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged black garlic Sample Search Results  

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to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, o Summary: programs and employment are open to all,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged garlic extract Sample Search Results  

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to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, o Summary: programs and employment are open to all,...

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Optimal management on uneven-aged Scots pine stands in Finland.  

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??The purpose of this study was to define economically optimal stand structures and harvesting cycles for uneven-aged Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in Finland. According… (more)

Räsänen, Jenni

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging impacts transcriptome Sample Search...  

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http:www.clas.wayne.edubiology Summary: , Zhang) Mitochondrial Function and Aging (Tucker, Greenberg, Njus, Pile, Arking) Organismal... sequencing project: invitation...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging tests ii Sample Search Results  

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Technologies and Information Sciences ; Engineering 12 1178 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING, VOL. 17, NO. 7, JULY 2008 Image-Based Human Age Estimation by Manifold...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - andropausal middle-aged men Sample Search...  

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middle-aged men Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Luteinizing Hormone, a Reproductive Regulator That Modulates the Processing of Amyloid-Precursor Protein and Summary: andropause,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age radiographic severity Sample Search...  

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given radiograph... with the metaphysis is a good indicator of skeletal age. Once the atlas image that most resembles the radiograph... . When the physician is sure that the...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age fracture mechanics Sample Search Results  

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fracture mechanics Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: age fracture mechanics Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 1. RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION...

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Ar-40/Ar-39 Age Constraints for the Jaramillo Normal Subchron...  

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oxygen isotope, climate record calibration of the astronomical timescale proposed by Johnson (1982) and Shackleton et al. (1990). Ar-40Ar-39 ages of a normally magnetized...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged 2-36 months Sample Search Results  

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Tobacco Smoke, and Summary: prospectively. Results: By 12 months of age, more cough and wheeze were reported in children exposed to prenatal... to increased respiratory...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging aircraft ndi Sample Search Results  

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) to detect and classify flaws in aging aircraft. Our underlying concept is to use mobile robots, automated... characteristic of all these problems is illustrated explicitly...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ageing-related signalling pathways Sample...  

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in Cognitive Performance Summary: , although age-related decline in FA for the SLF was greater in the portion of this pathway anterior... research has established that...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age-related factors affecting Sample Search...  

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is not clear. To conclude that white matter... and the superior longitudinal fasciculus (SLF). Mean FA values exhibited age-related decline consistent Source: Cabeza, Roberto -...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aging heat treatment Sample Search Results  

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heat treatment and after 7 and 30 days stor- age at 4 C after the treatment. Weight loss... treatment to develop feasible heat treatments. Treatment parameters were selected...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ageing population worries Sample Search...  

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household, city Target Population Specific group of units students at UC Davis households... (e.g. gender, age) Longitudinal To look for changes; if you expect the...

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Aging Enhances the Production of Reactive Oxygen Species andBactericid...  

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Enhances the Production of Reactive Oxygen Species andBactericidal Activity in Peritoneal Macrophages by Aging Enhances the Production of Reactive Oxygen Species andBactericidal...

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ages and ... Source: Lamers, Henny J.G.L.M. - Sterrenkundig Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht Collection: Physics 6 Journal of Animal Ecology 2006 Summary: demonstrated a...

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Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: age-related human proportions Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Biogerontology 4: 119120, 2003. 2003 Kluwer Academic...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age mammal stable Sample Search Results  

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by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: age mammal stable Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Biogerontology 4: 119120, 2003. 2003 Kluwer Academic...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age related variations Sample Search Results  

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by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: age related variations Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Biogerontology 4: 119120, 2003. 2003 Kluwer Academic...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age related differences Sample Search Results  

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by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: age related differences Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Biogerontology 4: 119120, 2003. 2003 Kluwer Academic...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age factors Sample Search Results  

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Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: age factors Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Biogerontology 4: 119120, 2003. 2003 Kluwer Academic...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - activated ageing mechanisms Sample Search...  

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Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: activated ageing mechanisms Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Biogerontology 4: 119120, 2003. 2003 Kluwer Academic...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age south africa Sample Search Results  

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south africa Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: age south africa Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Transportation in Developing Countries...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged 60-80 years Sample Search Results  

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Review Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 5 Use of the ZELIG Forest Simulation Model in the Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study (CLAMS) Summary: ) Stand age...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - age metamorphic history Sample Search Results  

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best... includes a metamorphic miner- al from which an age can be determined, such as titanite, but to date... -temperature estimate is con- sistent with burial metamorphism, most...

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Tobacco use among adolescents aged 10–16 in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain  

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In this survey, we tried to assess tobacco consumption among adolescents aged 10–16 on the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). We also...

J. M. Segura; J. R. Calvo; M. C. Navarro; M. Torres…

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ageing human colonic Sample Search Results  

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at six weeks of age, the small bowel ... Source: Kim, Young L. - Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University; MacIver, Malcolm A. - Departments of Biomedical...

449

Plant immune systems  

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Plant immune systems Plant immune systems Name: stephanie Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1993 Question: Do plants have an immune system? How does it work? Are plants able to "fight off" infections such as Dutch Elm disease? Replies: In the broadest sense, an immune system is any method an organism has protect itself from succeeding to another organism's efforts to undermine its health and integrity. In this sense, yes, plants have immune systems. Plants do NOT have "active" immune systems, like humans, including macrophages, lymls, antibodies, complements, interferon, etc., which help us ward off infection. Rather, plants have "passive" mechanisms of protection. For instance, the waxy secretion of some plants (cuticle) functions to help hold in moisture and keep out microorganisms. Plants can also secrete irritating juices that prevent insects and animals from eating it. The thick bark of woody plants is another example of a defensive adaptation, that protects the more delicate tissues inside. The chemical secretions of some plants are downright poisonous to many organisms, which greatly enhance the chances of survival for the plant. Fruits of plants contain large amounts of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, compounds which have been shown in the lab to be anti-bacterial and antiviral. So in these ways, plants can improve their chances of survival. Hundreds of viruses and bacteria attack plants each year, and the cost to agriculture is enormous. I would venture to guess that once an organism establishes an infection in a plant, the plant will not be able to "fight" it. However, exposure to the sun's UV light may help control an infection, possibly even defeat it, but the plant does not have any inherent "active" way to fight the infection

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A Review of "Humanism in an Age of Science: The Amsterdam Athenaeum in the Golden Age, 1632-1704" by Dirk van Miert  

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reviews 225 Dirk van Miert. Humanism in an Age of Science: The Amsterdam Athenaeum in the Golden Age, 1632-1704. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009. xiv + 433 pp. + 11 illus. + 3 appendices. $147.00. Review by joseph m. mccarthy, suffolk..., physics and mathematics, and moral philosophy. This is in line with the presence of these subjects in the life and work of the Athenaeum, as compared to the University of Groningen where half reviews 227 of the student disputations were devoted...

McCarthy, Joseph M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Aging Management using Proactive Management of Materials Degradation  

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has undertaken a program to lay the technical foundations for defining proactive actions to manage degradation of materials in light water reactors (LWRs). The current focus is existing plants; however, if applied to new construction, there is potential to better monitor and manage plants throughout their life cycle. This paper discusses the NRC’s Proactive Management of Materials Degradation (PMMD) program and its application to nuclear power plant structures, systems, and components (SSC).

Doctor, Steven R.; Bond, Leonard J.; Cumblidge, Stephen E.; Bruemmer, Stephen M.; Taylor, W Boyd; Carpenter, C. E. (Gene); Hull, Amy B.; Malik, Shah

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Infant Formula with Docosahexaenoic Acid, Maternal Smoking, and Body Mass Index of Children To Six Years of Age  

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characteristics were collected at 16 study visits from birth to six years. DHA supplementation increased weight-for-age and height-for-age but not BMI-for-age percentiles from two to six years. Maternal smoking during pregnancy increased weight-for-age, height...

Currie, Lindsey Marie

2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

453

Close binary stars in the solar-age Galactic open cluster M67  

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We present multi-colour time-series CCD photometry of the solar-age galactic open cluster M67 (NGC 2682). About 3600 frames spread over 28 nights were obtained with the 1.5 m Russian-Turkish and 1.2 m Mercator telescopes. High-precision observations of the close binary stars AH Cnc, EV Cnc, ES Cnc, the $\\delta$ Scuti type systems EX Cnc and EW Cnc, and some long-period variables belonging to M67 are presented. Three full multi-colour light curves of the overcontact binary AH Cnc were obtained during three observing seasons. Likewise we gathered three light curves of EV Cnc, an EB-type binary, and two light curves of ES Cnc, a blue straggler binary. Parts of the light change of long-term variables S1024, S1040, S1045, S1063, S1242, and S1264 are obtained. Period variation analysis of AH Cnc, EV Cnc, and ES Cnc were done using all times of mid-eclipse available in the literature and those obtained in this study. In addition, we analyzed multi-colour light curves of the close binaries and also determined new fre...

Yakut, K; Kalomeni, B; Van Winckel, H; Waelkens, C; De Cat, P; Bauwens, E; Vuckovic, M; Saesen, S; Guillou, L Le; Parmaksizoglu, M; Uluc, K; Khamitov, I; Raskin, G; Aerts, C

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the kinetics of hydrogenation using aged catalysts. Final technical progress report, 1 October 1983-30 October 1985. [Shell No. 324M  

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We have demonstrated that a l-liter Robinson reactor can be used to quantify the aging characteristics of Wilsonville hydrotreater catalyst, Shell No. 324M. We compared the derived, lumped kinetic constants measured by Sandia National Labs. in a 15-ml microautoclave (tubing bomb reactor) on the identical catalyst samples shared with this program. Our results show the two reactor systems are sensitive to the carbon coking and pore mouth blocking that affect the rate of pyrene hydrogenation. The program objective was to determine the catalytic hydrogenation of coal liquid model compounds using authentically aged catalysts. Results of the program quantified the change in rate of hydrogenation pyrene as a function of the process age of the Wilsonville Pilot Plant. Comparison of whole pellet and crushed catalyst (Sandia Labs.) showed carbon coating and metals deposition blocking pores of active sites, thereby reducing overall hydrogenation activity by 20 to 25%. The range of the apparent kinetic constants, calculated from the Robinson reactor data, is 2 to 3 times greater than those calculated from the microautoclave. Both reactor systems show the absolute trend in decrease of hydrogenation potential with whole aged pellets. The rate constants derived for crushed catalyst from the microautoclave were a factor of 10 higher than the whole pellet constants. This is due to the exposure of new surface area with crushing, which normalizes the aging effect. Comparing the methods as analytical tools clearly favors the microautoclave technique with whole pellets. Comparing the methods as research tools to model the kinetics of hydrogenation of a bulk catalyst (pellets) the Robinson reactor allows for more precise data acquisition, with reduced catalyst sampling error and a closer approximation of the ''true'' activity of the catalyst as a function of coking and metal deposition. 21 refs., 10 tabs.

Schweighardt, F.K.

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Systems Synthesis  

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Synthesis. Integration, and Control System synthesis, integration, and control requires creativity and a broad vision of the big picture of the system to be able to select the best...

456

File Systems  

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File Systems File Systems File Systems For a general description of the different file systems available on PDSF please see Eliza File Systems and Other File Systems. Below is a summary of how STAR uses the various systems: /common The STAR software is installed on /common. For 32sl44 it is under /common/star/star44 and for sl53 it is under /common/star/star53. In both cases the software consists primarily of a STAR-specific ROOT installation on which releases of the STAR libraries are built as shown on the Local STAR Libraries page. /eliza3, /eliza6, /eliza9, /eliza14, /eliza15, /eliza17 STAR has space on 6 elizas as shown in the table below. File System star space (TB) use eliza3 39 production eliza6 9 production eliza9 39 production eliza14 34 production, user space under /eliza14/star/pwg

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Figure 1. Depiction of the BrainAGE concept. [Image modified from [1], with permission from Hogrefe Publishing, Bern.] (A) The model of healthy brain aging is trained with the chronological age and preprocessed structural MRI data of a training sample (le  

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Figure 1. Depiction of the BrainAGE concept. [Image modified from [1], with permission from Hogrefe Publishing, Bern.] (A) The model of healthy brain aging is trained with the chronological age important voxel locations that were used by the age regression model). Subsequently, the individual brain

Gaser, Christian

458

Neurobiology of Aging 32 (2011) 18181826 RACK1 is involved in -amyloid impairment of muscarinic  

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Neurobiology of Aging 32 (2011) 1818­1826 RACK1 is involved in -amyloid impairment of muscarinic December 2009 Abstract RACK1 (receptor for activated C-kinase 1), an anchoring protein that shuttles. A significant loss of RACK1 has been found in the brain of aging animals and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients

Yan, Zhen

459

Estimating distribution of the age of onset of detectable asymptomatic cancer  

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Estimating distribution of the age of onset of detectable asymptomatic cancer Giovanni Parmigiani through the Specialized Program of Research Ex­ cellence (SPORE) grant in Breast Cancer at Duke University to estimate the distribution of the age of onset of detectable preclinical cancer, using incidence data

West, Mike

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Age distribution of scientists at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center.  

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. #12;[1]Edward Thomas, Jr., et al., Fusion in the era of burning plasma studies: workforce planning engineering are rapidly declining. This situation is unfolding in the context of an aging US fusion workforce, retirement age. I believe the workforce distribution for the entire US fusion program is not very different

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461

NMR Studies of Cu/zeolite SCR Catalysts Hydrothermally Aged with Urea  

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The effects of hydrothermal aging of Cu/zeolite urea-SCR catalysts on their reactivity and material properties was assessed by performance tests and multiple characterization techniques that included 27Al NMR and XRD. Three aging protocols were used that consisted of varying temperature during hydrothermal aging with or without exposure to aqueous urea solution. Differences in behavior were even found for samples hydrothermally aged immediately following exposure to the urea solution or if the sample was dried overnight before hydrothermal aging. The combination of urea and high temperature exposure increased the deactivation of Cu/zeolite SCR catalysts beyond that observed by hydrothermal aging alone, with an immediate high temperature exposure following wetting of the catalyst core with aqueous urea causing the most significant deterioration in performance. The impact of urea on SCR catalyst durability was also found to increase with the aging temperature. NMR analysis suggested that aging with urea resulted in relatively more dealumination of the zeolite for the SCR catalysts in this study.

Cheng, Yisun; Hoard, John; Lambert, Christine; Kwak, Ja Hun; Peden, Charles HF

2008-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

462

A Novel Virtual Age Reliability Model for Time-to-Failure Prediction  

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counts, devices approaching physical feature size limits and nuclear plant comparable power densityA Novel Virtual Age Reliability Model for Time-to-Failure Prediction Yao Wang, Sorin Cotofana their relatively short operating lifetime. To overcome the MTTF weakness, this paper proposes a novel virtual age

Kuzmanov, Georgi

463

NASA Turns To Universities For Research In Space-Age Materials SPACE FORUMS  

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NASA Turns To Universities For Research In Space-Age Materials CHANNELS SPACE FORUMS SPACEDAILY TECH SPACE NASA Turns To Universities For Research In Space-Age Materials innovations as simple that can scale the canyons of Mars Chapel Hill - Sep 26, 2002 NASA has selected a consortium of research

Aksay, Ilhan A.

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Effects of creatine loading on electromyographic fatigue threshold during cycle ergometry in college-aged women  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 5 days of Creatine (Cr) loading on the electromyographic fatigue threshold (EMGFT) in college-aged women. Fifteen healthy college-aged women (mean ± SD = 22.3 ± 1.7 ...

Smith, Abbie E.; Walter, Ashley A.; Herda, Trent J.; Ryan, Eric D.; Moon, Jordan R.; Cramer, Joel T.; Stout, Jeffrey R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Childhood leukaemia incidence below the age of 5 years near French nuclear power plants  

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Childhood leukaemia incidence below the age of 5 years near French nuclear power plants D Laurier 1 living in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in Germany. We present herein results about the incidence of childhood leukaemia in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in France for the same age range. These results

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

466

Development of a checklist for the evaluation of the web accessibility for the aged users  

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This paper presents an approach to create checklists, and to explain how it is used to develop a technique for assessing the Web interfaces accessibility focused on aged users. The observation of aged users interacting with a Web communication tool leaded ... Keywords: accessibility, checklist, elderly users

Márcia Barros de Sales; Walter de Abreu Cybis

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aged 40-49 years Sample Search Results  

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for: aged 40-49 years Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 LBNL RUNAROUND RESULTS 3.00 km (1.86 mi) October 8, 2004 TOP GROUP STANDINGS FOR 2004 Summary: no age circled 59 13:36.6 Kevin...

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Induced abortion ratio in modern Sweden falls with age, but rises again before menopause  

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Induced abortion ratio in modern Sweden falls with age, but rises again before menopause Birgitta S. Tullberga, *, Virpi Lummaab,1 a Department of Zoology, University of Stockholm, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden b than on age per se. We used data on abortions and births in Sweden during 1994 to investigate how

Tullberg, Birgitta

469

Synopsis of the 2nd Annual University of Connecticut Aging Research Day  

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Synopsis of the 2nd Annual University of Connecticut Aging Research Day The 2nd annual Aging presenters and audience members. University of Connecticut President Philip E. Austin, PhD, and Cato T of Connecticut, provided welcoming remarks to the audience. The keynote speaker was Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, Ms

Kim, Duck O.

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Cerebral White Matter Integrity Mediates Adult Age Differences in Cognitive Performance  

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Cerebral White Matter Integrity Mediates Adult Age Differences in Cognitive Performance David J. Madden1 , Julia Spaniol1 , Matthew C. Costello1 , Barbara Bucur1 , Leonard E. White1 , Roberto Cabeza2 research has established that age-related decline oc- curs in measures of cerebral white matter integrity

Dennis, Nancy

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Fracture, aging, and disease in bone J.W. Ager III  

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Fracture, aging, and disease in bone J.W. Ager III Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley-known increase with age in fracture risk of human bone is essential. This also represents a challenge from materials science and fracture mechanics viewpoints. Bone has a complex, hierarchical structure

Ritchie, Robert

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Numerical Age Computation of the Antarctic Ice Sheet for Dating Deep Ice Cores  

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Numerical Age Computation of the Antarctic Ice Sheet for Dating Deep Ice Cores Bernd M¨ugge1 for the computation of the age of ice is discussed within the frame of numerical ice sheet modelling. The first method of a numerical diffusion term to stabilize the solution and therefore produces arbitrary results in a near

Calov, Reinhard

473

Nutrient cycling and distribution in different-aged plantations of Chinese fir in southern China  

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Nutrient cycling and distribution in different-aged plantations of Chinese fir in southern China in revised form 25 January 2007; accepted 7 February 2007 Abstract The distribution in tree biomass), potassium (K), calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) were measured in young, middle-aged and mature plantations (8

Heal, Kate

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Gas ageice age differences and the chronology of the Vostok ice core, M. L. Bender,1  

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Gas age­ice age differences and the chronology of the Vostok ice core, 0­100 ka M. L. Bender,1 G. [1] Gas is trapped in polar ice at depths of $50­120 m and is therefore significantly younger than cores (Vostok, Dome Fuji, and Dome C). We recorrelate the gas records of Vostok and Greenland Ice Sheet

Chappellaz, Jérôme

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A Web Tool for Age–Period–Cohort Analysis of Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates  

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...research-article Cancer Surveillance Research A Web Tool for Age-Period-Cohort Analysis of Cancer...that can be accessed through a user-friendly Web tool. Results: Input data for the Web tool consist of age-specific numbers of events...

Philip S. Rosenberg; David P. Check; William F. Anderson

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Web Tool for Age–Period–Cohort Analysis of Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates  

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...research-article Cancer Surveillance Research A Web Tool for Age-Period-Cohort Analysis of Cancer...that can be accessed through a user-friendly Web tool. Results: Input data for the Web tool consist of age-specific numbers of events...

Philip S. Rosenberg; David P. Check; William F. Anderson

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Effects of working arm heights and age on blood pressure  

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sphygmomanometer. A sphygmomanometer consists of a glass tube filled with mercury, a cuff that can be filled with air, an inflating bulb or pump which fills the cuff with air, and a controllable exhaust system which deflates the air from the cuff.... The sphygmomanometer's cuff is placed snugly around the upper arm, such that the bottom of the cuff is approximately one inch above the elbow. A stethoscope is placed over the arteries of the arm just below t, he cuff, so the pulsations of blood in the arteries can...

Cahalane, Patrick Takeo

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing environmental information in the age of outsourcing.  

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As more data gathering, analysis, and tracking tasks are outsourced the need for multiple contractors and military personnel to input, update, access, store, and track Mormation is becoming critical to efficient functioning and managing of environmental projects and programs at military installations. This paper presents two case studies detailing the way two organizations--the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA) in Colorado, and the 611th Air Support Group (611 ASG) in Alaska--are managing complex data using web-based technology. RMA is involved in one of the largest environmental cleanup programs in the Department of Defense. As such, large volumes of environmental data and documents must be generates stored, and tracked. Often these documents are prepared by multiple contractors and are reviewed by several parties or groups. To manage environmental information and to ensure that it meets compliance requirements more efficiently, RMA has developed an electronic document tracking and distribution system. This system allows access to up-to-date information, including a detailed review of all pertinent regulatory and other requirements at RMA. The dynamic system includes milestones, review deadlines, submission deadlines, and other requirements for managing the environmental program. The 611 ASG manages more than 30 remote installations in Alaska, many of which are operated by contractor personnel. These installations contain hundreds of buildings that are constantly being modified because of exposure to harsh arctic climates; some of them have been determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. To meet regulatory requirements for cultural resources management as well as engineering requirements for upkeep of buildings, a database was developed to store and analyze building data. The database has a web-based interface that allows anyone with the correct access codes to input new data, modify existing data, or query the database using a number of standard reports. This system allows the 611 ASG to centrally manage its building information while also permitting installation contractors to update and use data through the Internet from their remote locations.

Perkins, S.; Smith, K.; Whorton, M.; Williams, G.

1999-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging Management Guideline for commercial nuclear power plants: Power and distribution transformers  

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This Aging Management Guideline (AMG) provides recommended methods for effective detection and mitigation of age-related degradation mechanisms in power and distribution transformers important to license renewal in commercial nuclear power plants. The intent of this AMG to assist plant maintenance and operations personnel in maximizing the safe, useful life of these components. It also supports the documentation of effective aging management programs required under the License Renewal Rule 10 CFR Part 54. This AMG is presented in a manner which allows personnel responsible for performance analysis and maintenance to compare their plant-specific aging mechanisms (expected or already experienced) and aging management program activities to the more generic results and recommendations presented herein.

Toman, G.; Gazdzinski, R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitation of Organics in Supercritical Fluid Aging Experiments Using FTIR Spectroscopy  

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Aging is a natural process in which hydrophobic organic contaminants slowly accumulate in the mineral pores and organic matter of soils and sediments. Contaminants in aged soils exhibit decreased bioavailability and slow release to the environment. Therefore, aging may have a significant influence on the applicability and effectiveness of remediation strategies (e.g., bioremediation and natural attenuation) and the accuracy of numerical transport models. Previous research in our laboratory has demonstrated that circulating supercritical carbon dioxide can be used to rapidly prepare artificially aged materials for studying slow-release behavior. In this investigation, FTIR spectroscopy was evaluated as a means of monitoring the progress of the aging process in real time. Solvent interferences, measurement sensitivity for selected halocarbons and the influence of temperature and pressure on the FTIR spectra were assessed. Application of this methodology to monitoring the incorporation of carbon tetrachloride into natural soils will be discussed.

Thompson, Christopher J.; Riley, Robert G.; Amonette, James E.; Gassman, Paul L.

2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging Management Guideline for commercial nuclear power plants: Motor control centers; Final report  

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This Aging Management Guideline (AMG) provides recommended methods for effective detection and mitigation of age-related degradation mechanisms in Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) and Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) commercial nuclear power plant motor control centers important to license renewal. The intent of this AMG is to assist plant maintenance and operations personnel in maximizing the safe, useful life of these components. It also supports the documentation of effective aging management programs required under the License Renewal Rule 10 CFR Part 54. This AMG is presented in a manner that allows personnel responsible for performance analysis and maintenance to compare their plant-specific aging mechanisms (expected or already experienced) and aging management program activities to the more generic results and recommendations presented herein.

Toman, G.; Gazdzinski, R.; O`Hearn, E. [Ogden Environmental and Energy Services Co., Inc., Blue Bell, PA (United States)

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AGE-RELATED DEGRADATION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT STRUCTURES AND COMPONENTS.  

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This paper summarizes and highlights the results of the initial phase of a research project on the assessment of aged and degraded structures and components important to the safe operation of nuclear power plants (NPPs). A review of age-related degradation of structures and passive components at NPPs was performed. Instances of age-related degradation have been collected and reviewed. Data were collected from plant generated documents such as Licensing Event Reports, NRC generic communications, NUREGs and industry reports. Applicable cases of degradation occurrences were reviewed and then entered into a computerized database. The results obtained from the review of degradation occurrences are summarized and discussed. Various trending analyses were performed to identify which structures and components are most affected, whether degradation occurrences are worsening, and what are the most common aging mechanisms. The paper also discusses potential aging issues and degradation-susceptible structures and passive components which would have the greatest impact on plant risk.

BRAVERMAN,J.

1999-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Age-Related Degradation of Nuclear Power Plant Structures and Components  

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This paper summarizes and highlights the results of the initial phase of a research project on the assessment of aged and degraded structures and components important to the safe operation of nuclear power plants (NPPs). A review of age-related degradation of structures and passive components at NPPs was performed. Instances of age-related degradation have been collected and reviewed. Data were collected from plant generated documents such as Licensing Event Reports, NRC generic communications, NUREGs and industry reports. Applicable cases of degradation occurrences were reviewed and then entered into a computerized database. The results obtained from the review of degradation occurrences are summarized and discussed. Various trending analyses were performed to identify which structures and components are most affected, whether degradation occurrences are worsening, and what was the most common aging mechanisms. The paper also discusses potential aging issues and degradation-susceptible structures and passive components which would have the greatest impact on plant risk.

Braverman, J.; Chang, T.-Y.; Chokshi, N.; Hofmayer, C.; Morante, R.; Shteyngart, S.

1999-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging Management Guideline for commercial nuclear power plants: Electrical switchgear. Final report  

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This Aging Management Guideline (AMG) provides recommended methods for effective detection and mitigation of age-related degradation mechanisms in BWR and PWR commercial nuclear power plant electrical switchgear important to license renewal. The latent of this AMG to assist plant maintenance and operations personnel in maximizing the safe, useful life of these components. It also supports the documentation of effective aging management programs required under the License Renewal Rule 10 CFR Part 54. This AMG is presented in a manner which allows personnel responsible for performance analysis and maintenance, to compare their plant-specific aging mechanisms (expected or already experienced) and aging management program activities to the more generic results and recommendations presented herein.

Toman, G.; Gazdzinski, R.; Schuler, K. [Ogden Environmental and Energy Services Co., Inc., Blue Bell, PA (United States)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Systems  

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Advanced Systems: Advanced Systems: high Performance fenestration systems Research areas: Research activities to improve the performance of windows and other fenestration products must address window systems issues as well as Glazing Materials research. LBNL activities in the area of Advanced Systems include research at both the product level and the building envelope and building systems levels. Highly insulating windows - using non structural center layers Lower cost solutions to more insulating three layer glazing systems, with the potential to turn windows in U.S. heating dominated residential applications into net-energy gainers. Highly Insulating Window Frames In collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, we are researching the potentials for highly insulating window frames. Our initial work examines European frames with reported U-factors under 0.15 Btu/hr-ft2-F. Future research aims to analyze these designs, verify these performance levels and ensure that procedures used to calculate frame performance are accurate.

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Aging and Phase Stability of Waste Package Outer Barrier  

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This report was prepared in accordance with ''Technical Work Plan for: Regulatory Integration Modeling and Analysis of the Waste Form and Waste Package'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 171583]). This report provides information on the phase stability of Alloy 22, the current waste package outer barrier material. The goal of this model is to determine whether the single-phase solid solution is stable under repository conditions and, if not, how fast other phases may precipitate. The aging and phase stability model, which is based on fundamental thermodynamic and kinetic concepts and principles, will be used to provide predictive insight into the long-term metallurgical stability of Alloy 22 under relevant repository conditions. The results of this model are used by ''General Corrosion and Localized Corrosion of Waste Package Outer Barrier'' as reference-only information. These phase stability studies are currently divided into three general areas: Tetrahedrally close-packed (TCP) phase and carbide precipitation in the base metal; TCP and carbide precipitation in welded samples; and Long-range ordering reactions. TCP-phase and carbide precipitates that form in Alloy 22 are generally rich in chromium (Cr) and/or molybdenum (Mo) (Raghavan et al. 1984 [DIRS 154707]). Because these elements are responsible for the high corrosion resistance of Alloy 22, precipitation of TCP phases and carbides, especially at grain boundaries, can lead to an increased susceptibility to localized corrosion in the alloy. These phases are brittle and also tend to embrittle the alloy (Summers et al. 1999 [DIRS 146915]). They are known to form in Alloy 22 at temperatures greater than approximately 600 C. Whether these phases also form at the lower temperatures expected in the repository during the 10,000-year regulatory period must be determined. The kinetics of this precipitation will be determined for both the base metal and the weld heat-affected zone (HAZ). The TCP phases (P, {mu}, and {sigma}) are present in the weld metal in the as-welded condition. It may be possible to eliminate these phases through a solution anneal heat treatment, but that may not be possible for the closure weld because the spent nuclear fuel cladding cannot be heated to more than 350 C. The effects of any stress mitigation techniques (such as laser peening or solution heat treating) that may be used to reduce the tensile stresses on the closure welds must also be determined. Cold-work will cause an increase in dislocation density, and such an increase in dislocation density may cause an increase in diffusion rates that control precipitation kinetics (Porter et al. 1992 [DIRS 161265]; Tawancy et al. 1983 [DIRS 104991]). Long-range order (LRO) occurs in nickel (Ni)-Cr-Mo alloys (such as Alloy 22) at temperatures less than approximately 600 C. This ordering has been linked to an increased susceptibility of Ni-Cr-Mo alloys to stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement (Tawancy et al. 1983 [DIRS 104991]). These analyses provide information on the rate at which LRO may occur in Alloy 22 under repository conditions. Determination of the kinetics of transformations through experimental techniques requires that the transformations being investigated be accelerated due to the fact that the expected service life is at least 10,000 years. Phase transformations are typically accelerated through an increase in temperature. The rate of transformation is determined at the higher temperature and is extrapolated to the lower temperatures of interest.

F. Wong

2004-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The Morphology of the Sub-Giant Branch and Red Clump Reveal No Sign of Age Spreads in Intermediate Age Clusters  

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A recent surprise in stellar cluster research, made possible through the precision of Hubble Space Telescope photometry, was that some intermediate age (1-2 Gyr) clusters in the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds have main sequence turn-off (MSTO) widths that are significantly broader than would be expected for a simple stellar population (SSP). One interpretation of these extended MSTOs (eMSTOs) is that age spreads of the order of ~500 Myr exist within the clusters, radically redefining our view of stellar clusters, which are traditionally thought of as single age, single metallicity stellar populations. Here we test this interpretation by studying other regions of the CMD that should also be affected by such large age spreads, namely the width of the sub-giant branch (SGB) and the red clump (RC). We study two massive clusters in the LMC that display the eMSTO phenomenon (NGC 1806 & NGC 1846) and show that both have SGB and RC morphologies that are in conflict with expectations if large age spreads exist ...

Bastian, Nate

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microfluidic Systems Integrated Microfluidic Systems**  

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Microfluidic Systems Integrated Microfluidic Systems** Rustem F. Ismagilov* Keywords: analytical methods · enzymes · microfluidics · microreactors · protein structures Microfluidic systems use networks of channels thinner than a human hair to manipulate nanoliter volumes of re- agents. The goal of microfluidics

Ismagilov, Rustem F.

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uvbyCa H beta CCD Photometry of Clusters. VII. The Intermediate-Age Anticenter Cluster Melotte 71  

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CCD photometry on the intermediate-band uvbyCa H beta system is presented for the anticenter, intermediate-age open cluster, Melotte 71. Restricting the data to probable single members of the cluster using the color-magnitude diagram and the photometric indices alone generates a sample of 48 F dwarfs on the unevolved main sequence. The average E(b-y) = 0.148 +/- 0.003 (s.e.m.) or E(B-V) = 0.202 +/- 0.004 (s.e.m.), where the errors refer to internal errors alone. With this reddening, [Fe/H] is derived from both m1 and hk, using H beta and b-y as the temperature index, with excellent agreement among the four approaches and a final weighted average of [Fe/H] = -0.17 +/- 0.02 (s.e.m.) for the cluster, on a scale where the Hyades has [Fe/H] = +0.12. When adjusted for the higher reddening estimate, the previous metallicity estimates from Washington photometry and from spectroscopy are now in agreement with the intermediate-band result. From comparisons to isochrones of appropriate metallicity, the cluster age and d...

Twarog, B A; Corder, S

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Possible Origin of Improved High Temperature Performance of Hydrothermally Aged Cu/Beta Zeolite Catalysts  

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The hydrothermal stability of Cu/beta NH3 SCR catalysts are explored here. In particular, this paper focuses on the interesting ability of this catalyst to maintain and even enhance high-temperature performance for the "standard" SCR reaction after modest (900 °C, 2 hours) hydrothermal aging. Characterization of the fresh and aged catalysts was performed with an aim to identify possible catalytic phases responsible for the enhanced high temperature performance. XRD, TEM and 27Al NMR all showed that the hydrothermally aging conditions used here resulted in almost complete loss of the beta zeolite structure between 1 and 2 hours aging. While the 27Al NMR spectra of 2 and 10 hour hydrothermally-aged catalysts showed significant loss of a peak associated with tetrahedrally-coordinated Al species, no new spectral features were evident. Two model catalysts, suggested by these characterization data as possible mimics of the catalytic phase formed during hydrothermal aging of Cu/beta, were prepared and tested for their performance in the "standard" SCR and NH3 oxidation reactions. The similarity in their reactivity compared to the 2 hour hydrothermally-aged Cu/beta catalyst suggests possible routes for preparing multi-component catalysts that may have wider temperature windows for optimum performance than those provided by current Cu/zeolite catalysts.

Peden, Charles HF; Kwak, Ja Hun; Burton, Sarah D.; Tonkyn, Russell G.; Kim, Do Heui; Lee, Jong H.; Jen, H. W.; Cavattaio, Giovanni; Cheng, Yisun; Lambert, Christine

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Randomized Controlled Study of the Safety and Immunogenicity of Pneumococcal Vaccine Formulations Containing PhtD and Detoxified Pneumolysin with Alum or Adjuvant System AS02V in Elderly Adults  

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...age) is higher than in younger adult age groups (1...response observed in younger adults (27). The inclusion...history of alcohol or drug abuse. Serious neurologic...randomization system on the Internet, which used a minimization...adults 65 years of age and younger adults administered PhtD...

Karlis Pauksens; Anna C. Nilsson; Magalie Caubet; Thierry G. Pascal; Pascale Van Belle; Jan T. Poolman; Pierre G. Vandepapelière; Vincent Verlant; Peter E. Vink

2014-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

492

Carbon Systems  

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The electronic states of a 'quantum dot-graphene monolayer-SiO{sub 2} + n{sup +}-Si substrate' system in an external magnetic field are studied. An analytical expression for charge transfer in this system is obtained. The electronic states of a 'quantum dot-graphene bilayer-SiO{sub 2} + n{sup +}-Si substrate' system are considered. The systems under study are interesting from the viewpoint of controlling the optical properties of a quantum dot by means of an applied electric field.

Alisultanov, Z. Z., E-mail: zaur0102@gmail.com [Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon systems  

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The designs of both the GEM and SDC muon systems an the technological choices are reviewed. In particular, the chamber options for the detectors are discussed.

Bensinger, J.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface enhanced Raman scattering of aged graphene: Effects of annealing in vacuum  

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In this paper, we report a simple method to recover the surface enhanced Raman scattering activity of aged graphene. The Raman signals of Rhodamine molecules absorbed on aged graphene are dramatically increased after vacuum annealing and comparable to those on fresh graphene. Atomic force microscopy measurements indicate that residues on aged graphene surface can efficiently be removed by vacuum annealing, which makes target molecule closely contact with graphene. We also find that the hole doping in graphene will facilitate charge transfer between graphene and molecule. These results confirm the strong Raman enhancement of target molecule absorbed on graphene is due to the charge transfer mechanism.

Wang Yingying; Li Aizhi; Qu Shiliang [Department of Optoelectronic Science, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China); Ni Zhenhua; Zafar, Zainab; Qiu Teng [Department of Physics, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China); Zhang Yan; Ni Zhonghua [Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Design and Fabrication of Micro-Nano Biomedical Instruments, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China); Yu Ting; Shen Zexiang [Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371 (Singapore)

2011-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental dependence of galaxy age in the Main galaxy sample of SDSS DR10  

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Using two volume-limited Main galaxy samples of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 10 (SDSS DR10), I investigate the environmental dependence of galaxy age, and get the same conclusions in two volume-limited Main galaxy samples: old galaxies exist preferentially in the densest regions of the universe, while young galaxies are located preferentially in low density regions. Such an age-density relation is likely a combination of a strong age-stellar mass relation and the stellar mass-density relation.

Deng, Xin-Fa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. DFPAR.Tl\IFNT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MA:'\1AGE\1ENTCEN rER  

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Tl\IFNT OF ENERGY Tl\IFNT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MA:'\1AGE\1ENTCEN rER NEPA DETFRl\.ITNATION Page 1 of2 RECIPIENT:Southwest Research Institute STATE: TX PROJECT TITLE : Optimizing the CSP Tower Air Brayton Cycle System to meet the SunShot Objectives Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number DE-FOA-0000595 DE-EE0005805 GF0-0005805-001 Based on my review oftbe information concerning tbe proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A), I have made tbe foUowing determination: CX, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Information gathering, analysis, and dissemination Information gathering (including, but not limited to, literature surveys, inventories, site visits, and

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A review of age-old antimalarial drug to combat malaria: efficacy up-gradation by nanotechnology based drug delivery  

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Abstract Malaria is uncontrolled burden in the world till now. Despite of different efforts to develop antimalarial drug for decades, any anti-malarial drug can able to eradicate completely till now. Many anti-malarial substances are practically ineffectual because of their physicochemical limitations, cytotoxicity, chemical instability and degradation, and limited activities against intracellular parasites. Taking into consideration, the amount of research is going to conduct in the field of nanoparticle based drug delivery systems, lead to new ways of improving the treatment of infectious diseases. The study has focused on the progress and advancement of research on nanotechnology based drug delivery to eradicate the malaria. We like to focus the efficacy of nanotechnology based drug application for the opening out of novel chemotherapeutics in laboratory research, which may show the way to better use with age-old antimalarial drug and may draw the attention of pharmaceutical industries for the improvement and designing of effective anti-malarial drugs in future.

Satyajit Tripathy; Somenath Roy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Power system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A power system includes a prime mover, a transmission, and a fluid coupler having a selectively engageable lockup clutch. The fluid coupler may be drivingly connected between the prime mover and the transmission. Additionally, the power system may include a motor/generator drivingly connected to at least one of the prime mover and the transmission. The power-system may also include power-system controls configured to execute a control method. The control method may include selecting one of a plurality of modes of operation of the power system. Additionally, the control method may include controlling the operating state of the lockup clutch dependent upon the mode of operation selected. The control method may also include controlling the operating state of the motor/generator dependent upon the mode of operation selected.

Hickam, Christopher Dale (Glasford, IL)

2008-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A stochastic simulation of the propagation of Galactic cosmic rays reflecting the discreteness of cosmic ray sources. Age and path length distribution  

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The path length distribution of Galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) is the fundamental ingredient for modeling the propagation process of GCRs based on the so-called weighted slab method. We try to derive this distribution numerically by taking into account the discreteness in both space and time of occurrences of supernova explosions where GCRs are suspected to be born. We solve numerically the stochastic differential equations equivalent to the Parker diffusion-convection equation which describes the propagation process of GCR in the Galaxy. We assume the three-dimensional diffusion is an isotropic one without any free escape boundaries. We ignore any energy change of GCRs and the existence of the Galactic wind for simplicity. We also assume axisymmetric configurations for the density distributions of the interstellar matter and for the surface density of supernovae. We have calculated age and path length of GCR protons arriving at the solar system with this stochastic method. The obtained age is not the escape tim...

Miyake, S; Yanagita, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ancient Glass in the Nuclear Age - Denis Strachan and Joseph Ryan |  

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Ancient Glass in the Nuclear Age - Denis Strachan and Joseph Ryan Ancient Glass in the Nuclear Age - Denis Strachan and Joseph Ryan Ancient Glass in the Nuclear Age - Denis Strachan and Joseph Ryan August 12, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Ancient Glass in the Nuclear Age - Denis Strachan and Joseph Ryan PNNL scientists are studying pieces of ancient Roman glass from 1,800-year-old shipwrecks and ruins to assist today's efforts to safely store nuclear waste. One way to store nuclear waste safely is to turn it into durable glass through a process called vitrification. At PNNL, Denis Strachan, Joseph Ryan and others are helping explore how such a glass can withstand the test of time if stored in repositories deep underground. Glass dissolves so slowly that it's difficult to understand changes that might happen over thousands or a million years. Researchers want samples of old glass against