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  1. Late Cenozoic partitioning of oblique plate convergence in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt (Iran)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Late Cenozoic partitioning of oblique plate convergence in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt (Iran 2 May 2006. [1] The NW trending Zagros fold-and-thrust belt is affected by two major dextral faults operating at the rear of the belt has become partitioned along the newly formed Main Recent Fault

  2. Structure and evolution of the active fold and thrust belt of southwestern Taiwan using GPS geodesy 

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    Hickman, John Bibb

    1999-01-01

    Using GPS and published geologic data, we have crographics. investigated the current deformation rates and local kinematic relationships for the southern region of the Taiwan fold-thrust belt. The GPS measurements suggest complex motions across...

  3. Mechanical characteristics of folds in Upper Cretaceous strata in the Disturbed Belt of northwestern Montana 

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    Gilbert, Pat Kader

    1974-01-01

    MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FOLDS IN UPPER CRETACEOUS STRATA IN THE DISTURBED BELT OF NORTHWESTERN MONTANA A Thesis by PAT KADER GILBERT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1974 Major Subject: Geology MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FOLDS IN UPPER CRETACEOUS STRATA IN THE DISTURBED BELT OF NORTHWESTERN MONTANA A Thesis by PAT KADER GILBERT Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman...

  4. Deformation zone `jumps' in a young convergent setting; the Lengguru fold-and-thrust belt, New Guinea Island

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    Nicolas, Chamot-Rooke

    Deformation zone `jumps' in a young convergent setting; the Lengguru fold-and-thrust belt, New The Lengguru fold-and-thrust belt in West Papua (Indonesia) has all the characteristics of a young orogen buttress. The construction of these two wedges is younger than 11 Myr. The structures of the Lengguru belt

  5. Fold and thrust partitioning in a contracting fold belt: Insights from the 1931 Mach earthquake in Baluchistan

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    Bilham, Roger

    models of the earthquake cycle in this fold and thrust belt suggest that slip on the frontal thrust fault is $5 mm/yr. Hence the minimum renewal time between earthquakes with 1.2-m mean displacement should is taken into account the minimum renewal time may exceed 2000 years. Citation: Szeliga, W., R. Bilham, D

  6. Heavy oil reservoirs in the Tulare Fold Belt, Cymric-McKittrick fields, Kern County, California

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    Farley, T. (Chevron U.S.A., Bakersfield, CA (USA))

    1990-05-01

    The Tulare fold belt is a series of asymmetric, generally northeast-verging anticlines and synclines in the Pliocene-Pleistocene Tulare Formation that trend northwestward through the Cymric-McKittrick fields. Anticlines within the deformed belt generally originated as fault propagation folds above decollements, the most important of which is the regional decollement on top of the Amnicola sand, the basal Tulare unit. The Amnicola decollement is the northeast subsurface extension of the McKittrick thrust, a low-angle fault that has displaced the Miocene Antelope shale over the Pliocene San Joaquin Formation and locally over the Tulare Formation. The Amnicola decollement is itself deformed by folding related to a younger, deeper decollement near the base of the San Joaquin Formation that merges westward with the Amnicola decollement and defines a zone of faulting associated with the McKittrick thrust Heavy oil reservoirs in the Tulare Formation are currently undergoing active development by thermal recovery techniques. In general, the geometry of heavy oil reservoirs is determined by location within the Tulare fold belt combined with the position of a subhorizontal fluid level trap that forms the updip limit of fluid-saturated rock Reservoir geometry is complicated by complex local structure, discontinuous stratigraphy, and partial depletion of heavy oil reservoirs by fluid withdrawal due to gravity drainage. Proper resolution of fold geometry, fault geometry, and position of the fluid level trap is crucial to the design and monitoring of thermal recovery projects within the Tulare fold belt.

  7. The Role of Climate in the Deformation of a Fold and Thrust Belt 

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    Steen, Sean Kristian

    2012-02-14

    Theory and experiment show that the rate and geographic distribution of erosion control the rate and pattern of deformation in collisional mountain belts. Enhanced erosion reduces the mass of material that must be moved up and over ramps...

  8. Numerical investigation of deformation mechanics in fold-and-thrust belts: Influence of rheology

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    Kaus, Boris

    -and-thrust belts related to convergence tectonics develop by scraping off a rock sequence along a weaker basal décollement often formed by water-saturated shale layers or low-viscosity salt horizons. A two friction angles as the cover sequence. Model salt layers behave linear viscous, due to a lower viscosity

  9. A Summary of Information on the Behavior of the Yakima Fold Belt as a Structural Entity -- Topical Report

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    Last, George V.; Winsor, Kelsey; Unwin, Stephen D.

    2012-08-01

    This document is one in a series of topical reports compiled by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to summarize technical information on selected topics important to the performance of a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) of the Hanford Site. The purpose of this report is to summarize available data and analyses relevant to the Yakima Fold Belt (YFB) that may bear on the question of whether or not the YFB behaves as a single seismotectonic province in which activity along one fold structure is representative of behavior along all other fold structures. This topic has met with a fairly high level of contention in the expert community and has the potential to result in significant impacts on an evaluation of seismic hazard at the Hanford Site. This report defines the relevant alternative conceptual models relevant to this technical issue and the arguments and data that support those models. It provides a brief description of the technical issue and principal uncertainties; a general overview on the nature of the technical issue, along with alternative conceptual models, supporting arguments and information, and uncertainties; and finally, it suggests some possible approaches for reducing uncertainties regarding this issue.

  10. A Summary of Coupled, Uncoupled, and Hybrid Tectonic Models for the Yakima Fold Belt--Topical Report

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    Chamness, Michele A.; Winsor, Kelsey; Unwin, Stephen D.

    2012-08-01

    This document is one in a series of topical reports compiled by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to summarize technical information on selected topics important to the performance of a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis of the Hanford Site. The purpose of this report is to summarize the range of opinions and supporting information expressed by the expert community regarding whether a coupled or uncoupled model, or a combination of both, best represents structures in the Yakima Fold Belt. This issue was assessed to have a high level of contention with up to moderate potential for impact on the hazard estimate. This report defines the alternative conceptual models relevant to this technical issue and the arguments and data that support those models. It provides a brief description of the technical issue and principal uncertainties; a general overview on the nature of the technical issue, along with alternative conceptual models, supporting arguments and information, and uncertainties; and finally, suggests some possible approaches for reducing uncertainties regarding this issue.

  11. The vertical separation of mainshock rupture and microseismicity at Qeshm island in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt, Iran

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    Elliott, John

    -and-thrust belt, Iran E. Nissen a, , F. Yamini-Fard b , M. Tatar b , A. Gholamzadeh b,1 , E. Bergman c , J Engineering and Seismology, PO Box 19395-3913, Tehran, Iran c Department of Physics, University of Colorado rights reserved. 1. Introduction The Zagros mountains in south-western Iran are one of the most rapidly

  12. ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT Fold interaction and wavelength selection

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    Kaus, Boris

    with the Fars region of the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt including a large range of fold aspect ratio, such as the Makran, appear to be dominated by thrusting, whereas others such as the Simply Folded Belt at Zagros is active which amplifies sufficiently fast. In the Zagros Simply Folded Belt, they argued that weak

  13. Conditions during syntectonic vein formation in the footwall of the Absaroka thrust fault of the Idaho-Wyoming-Utah fold and thrust belt 

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    Lambert, George Randall

    1993-01-01

    Results. . Isotope Thermometry . FRACTURE MECHANICS . Analysis Procedure and Results DISCUSSION . Thrust Faulting and Overburden Temperatures. Geothermal Gradient Constraints. Twtn Creek Formation Fluid Flow? Closed system. Open System. . tv vt...C. The lithostatic and hydrostatic thermobartc gradients were calculated using a 26 MPa/km hthostatic gradient, a 10 MPa/km hydrostatic gradient and a 25oC/km geothermal gradient. The present mean surface temperature in this portion of the Idaho-Wyoming-Utah fold...

  14. Folding Mechanisms Earth Structure (2nd Edition), 2003

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    Maryland Appalachians Swiss Alps #12;© EarthStructure (2nd ed) 311/7/2010 Bending and Buckling CompressionFolding Mechanisms Earth Structure (2nd Edition), 2003 W.W. Norton & Co, New York Slide show by Ben van der Pluijm © WW Norton; unless noted otherwise #12;© EarthStructure (2nd ed) 211/7/2010 Folds

  15. Origin Basin Destination State STB EIA STB EIA Northern Appalachian...

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    Appalachian Basin Florida W - - - - - - - Northern Appalachian Basin Indiana W 20.35 W 64.82 31.4% 1,715 W 75.9% Northern Appalachian Basin Maryland 19.73 19.64 -0.4%...

  16. Appalachian State | Open Energy Information

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  17. The Appalachian Laboratory Graduate Student Handbook

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    ................................................................ 10 Environmental Chemistry .............................................. 11 Environmental Molecular. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE APPALACHIAN LABORATORY #12;2 Table of Contents for Environmental Science .........................................6 Highlights of some of the University

  18. Laterally bendable belt conveyor

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    Peterson, William J. (Coraopolis, PA)

    1985-01-01

    An endless, laterally flexible and bendable belt conveyor particularly adapted for coal mining applications in facilitating the transport of the extracted coal up- or downslope and around corners in a continuous manner is disclosed. The conveying means includes a flat rubber belt reinforced along the middle portion thereof along which the major portion of the belt tension is directed so as to cause rotation of the tubular shaped belt when trammed around lateral turns thus preventing excessive belt bulging distortion between adjacent belt supports which would inhibit belt transport. Pretension induced into the fabric reinforced flat rubber belt by conventional belt take-up means supports the load conveyed when the belt conveyor is making lateral turns. The carrying and return portions of the belt are supported and formed into a tubular shape by a plurality of shapers positioned along its length. Each shaper is supported from above by a monorail and includes clusters of idler rollers which support the belt. Additional cluster rollers in each shaper permit the belt supporting roller clusters to rotate in response to the belt's operating tension imposed upon the cluster rollers by induced lateral belt friction forces. The freely rotating roller clusters thus permit the belt to twist on lateral curves without damage to itself while precluding escape of the conveyed material by effectively enclosing it in the tube-shaped, inner belt transport length.

  19. Burialand exhumation historyof Pennsylvanian strata, central Appalachian basin: anintegrated study

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    Bodnar, Robert J.

    Burialand exhumation historyof Pennsylvanian strata, central Appalachian basin: anintegrated study of Pennsylvanian strata in the central Appalachian foreland basin is constrained by integrating palaeothermometers homogenization temperatures indicate thatburial ofLower andUpperPennsylvanian strata of theAppalachianPlateau in

  20. Atlas of major Appalachian basin gas plays

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    Aminian, K.; Avary, K.L.; Baranoski, M.T.; Flaherty, K.; Humphreys, M.; Smosna, R.A.

    1995-06-01

    This regional study of gas reservoirs in the Appalachian basin has four main objectives: to organize all of the -as reservoirs in the Appalachian basin into unique plays based on common age, lithology, trap type and other geologic similarities; to write, illustrate and publish an atlas of major gas plays; to prepare and submit a digital data base of geologic, engineering and reservoir parameters for each gas field; and technology transfer to the oil and gas industry during the preparation of the atlas and data base.

  1. Selecting major Appalachian basin gas plays

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    Patchen, D.G.; Nuttall, B.C.; Baranoski, M.T.; Harper, J.A.; Schwietering, J.F.; Van Tyne, A.; Aminian, K.; Smosna, R.A.

    1992-01-01

    Under a cooperative agreement with the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) the Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium (AONGRC) is preparing a geologic atlas of the major gas plays in the Appalachian basin, and compiling a database for all fields in each geologic play. the first obligation under this agreement was to prepare a topical report that identifies the major gas plays, briefly describes each play, and explains how the plays were selected. Four main objectives have been defined for this initial task: assign each gas reservoir to a geologic play, based on age, trap type, degree of structural control, and depositional environment; organize all plays into geologically-similar groups based on the main criteria that defines each play; prepare a topical report for METC; and transfer this technology to industry through posters and talks at regional geological and engineering meetings including the Appalachian Petroleum Geology Symposium, Northeastern Section meeting of the Geological Society of America, the METC Gas Contractors Review meeting, the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association, and the Appalachian Energy Group.

  2. Selecting major Appalachian basin gas plays

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    Patchen, D.G.; Nuttall, B.C.; Baranoski, M.T.; Harper, J.A.; Schwietering, J.F.; Van Tyne, A.; Aminian, K.; Smosna, R.A.

    1992-06-01

    Under a cooperative agreement with the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) the Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium (AONGRC) is preparing a geologic atlas of the major gas plays in the Appalachian basin, and compiling a database for all fields in each geologic play. the first obligation under this agreement was to prepare a topical report that identifies the major gas plays, briefly describes each play, and explains how the plays were selected. Four main objectives have been defined for this initial task: assign each gas reservoir to a geologic play, based on age, trap type, degree of structural control, and depositional environment; organize all plays into geologically-similar groups based on the main criteria that defines each play; prepare a topical report for METC; and transfer this technology to industry through posters and talks at regional geological and engineering meetings including the Appalachian Petroleum Geology Symposium, Northeastern Section meeting of the Geological Society of America, the METC Gas Contractors Review meeting, the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association, and the Appalachian Energy Group.

  3. Folding Photons

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    Gregg, B. A.; van de Lagemaat, J.

    2012-05-01

    Scientists have shown that wrinkles and folds can be used to maximize the absorption of low-energy photons by efficiently redirecting them into a thin absorbing film. This inexpensive technique for structuring photonic substrates could be used to increase the efficiency of many organic photovoltaic cells.

  4. Belt Vision Inspection System

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    Mining operations rely on conveyor belts to move mined material from the working face of the mine to a processing plant. When a conveyor belt breaks or stops for unscheduled maintenance, production...

  5. GEOLOGY | Volume 43 | Number 7 | www.gsapubs.org 1 Foreland basin stratigraphic control on thrust belt evolution

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    Fay, Noah

    belt evolution James B. Chapman and Peter G. DeCelles Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona on thrust belt architecture have not been fully evalu- ated. Mechanical properties of typical foreland basin stratigraphic successions influence the structural development of fold-thrust belts in predictable ways

  6. Paleoecology and Paleobiogeography of the New York Appalachian Basin Eurypterids

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    Paleoecology and Paleobiogeography of the New York Appalachian Basin Eurypterids Kimberly Lau resulted in a better understanding of the paleoecology and paleobiogeography of a poorly studied group

  7. M.P. BELT DETERIORATION. ACCELERATOR STRUCTURE. BELT CAPABILITY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1375 M.P. BELT DETERIORATION. ACCELERATOR STRUCTURE. BELT CAPABILITY M. LETOURNEL Centre de.P. belt deterioration is proposed. It takes into account the strain of discharge to which the belt is submitted following the combination, first of a too high belt charge density in addition to the machine

  8. The Gould Belt

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    Bobylev, V V

    2015-01-01

    This review is devoted to studies of the Gould belt and the Local system. Since the Gould belt is the giant stellar-gas complex closest to the sun, its stellar component is characterized, along with the stellar associations and diffuse clusters, cold atomic and molecular gas, high-temperature coronal gas, and dust contained in it. Questions relating to the kinematic features of the Gould belt are discussed and the most interesting scenarios for its origin and evolution are examined.

  9. Origin Basin Destination State STB EIA STB EIA Northern Appalachian...

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    Michigan 13.74 16.13 17.4% 99.82 16.2% 840 32.1% 100.0% Northern Appalachian Basin New Hampshire W 40.18 W 94.03 42.7% 699 W 100.0% Northern Appalachian Basin New Jersey W...

  10. Binaries in the Kuiper Belt

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    Noll, KS; Grundy, WM; Chiang, EI; Margot, J-L; Kern, SD

    2007-01-01

    The relative sizes of Kuiper Belt binaries. Bull. Amer. As-density for binary Kuiper belt object (26308) 1998 SM 165 .the satellite of Kuiper Belt object 2003 EL 61 . Astrophys.

  11. Appalachian Advanced Energy Association | Open Energy Information

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  12. Appalachian Advanced Energy | Open Energy Information

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  13. Appalachian Electric Coop | Open Energy Information

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  14. Appalachian Power Co (Virginia) | Open Energy Information

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  15. Thrust belt architecture of the central and southern Western Foothills of Taiwan 

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    Rodriguez-Roa, Fernando Antonio

    2009-05-15

    A structural model of the central and southern Western Foothills Fold and Thrust Belt (WFFTB) was constructed from serial balanced cross sections. The cross sections are constrained by published surface and subsurface geologic data...

  16. AEP Appalachian Power- Non-Residential Prescriptive Rebate Program

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    The Appalachian Power C&I Prescriptive program offers prescriptive incentives for some of the more common energy efficiency measures. Program incentives are available under the C&I Prescr...

  17. CLIMATE-FIRE RELATIONSHIPS IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS 

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    Baker, Ralph C.

    2011-01-11

    This study is meant to explain the fire regime of the southern Appalachian Mountain Range of the southeastern United States by analyzing spatial statistics and climate-fire relationships. The spatial statistics were created by obtaining...

  18. Setting Confidence Belts

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    Byron P. Roe; Michael B. Woodroofe

    2000-10-13

    We propose using a Bayes procedure with uniform improper prior to determine credible belts for the mean of a Poisson distribution in the presence of background and for the continuous problem of measuring a non-negative quantity $\\theta$ with a normally distributed measurement error. Within the Bayesian framework, these belts are optimal. The credible limits are then examined from a frequentist point of view and found to have good frequentist and conditional frequentist properties.

  19. Belt conveyor apparatus

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    Oakley, David J. (Richland, WA); Bogart, Rex L. (Kennewick, WA)

    1987-01-01

    A belt conveyor apparatus according to this invention defines a conveyance path including a first pulley and at least a second pulley. An endless belt member is adapted for continuous travel about the pulleys and comprises a lower portion which engages the pulleys and an integral upper portion adapted to receive objects therein at a first location on said conveyance path and transport the objects to a second location for discharge. The upper belt portion includes an opposed pair of longitudinally disposed crest-like members, biased towards each other in a substantially abutting relationship. The crest-like members define therebetween a continuous, normally biased closed, channel along the upper belt portion. Means are disposed at the first and second locations and operatively associated with the belt member for urging the normally biased together crest-like members apart in order to provide access to the continuous channel whereby objects can be received into, or discharged from the channel. Motors are in communication with the conveyance path for effecting the travel of the endless belt member about the conveyance path. The conveyance path can be configured to include travel through two or more elevations and one or more directional changes in order to convey objects above, below and/or around existing structures.

  20. Thermal and Kinematic Evolution of the Eastern Cordillera Fold and

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    Toro, Jaime

    Thermal and Kinematic Evolution of the Eastern Cordillera Fold and Thrust Belt, Colombia Jaime Toro and then calculated the conductive thermal state of key steps of the kinematic history using ThrustpackR 4.0. The models were constrained by well, seismic, apatite fission-track, and thermal-maturity data. The main

  1. Solar Decathlon Team Using Appalachian Mountain History to Model Home of the Future

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    See how Appalachian State University used traditional mountain life architecture to design their 2011 Solar Decathlon home.

  2. KUIPER BELT OBJECTS David Jewitt

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    Jewitt, David C.

    KUIPER BELT OBJECTS David Jewitt Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 BELT OBJECTS Dec 24 1998 Send Proofs to: David Jewitt Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive for Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science. #12; Annual Reviews: Kuiper Belt Page 2 CONTENTS Abstract

  3. Origami DNA model Mountain fold

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    Csürös, Miklós

    Origami DNA model Mountain fold Solid lines are "mountains" and are to be folded away from you with the peak pointing towards you. 1. Fold all solid lines going lengthwise down the page into "mountain folds fold 2. Fold all dashed lines going lengthwise down the page into "valley folds". Mountain folds along

  4. Geologic Controls of Hydrocarbon Occurrence in the Appalachian Basin in Eastern Tennessee, Southwestern Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, and Southern West Virginia

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    Hatcher, Robert D

    2005-11-30

    This report summarizes the accomplishments of a three-year program to investigate the geologic controls of hydrocarbon occurrence in the southern Appalachian basin in eastern Tennessee, southwestern Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southern West Virginia. The project: (1) employed the petroleum system approach to understand the geologic controls of hydrocarbons; (2) attempted to characterize the P-T parameters driving petroleum evolution; (3) attempted to obtain more quantitative definitions of reservoir architecture and identify new traps; (4) is worked with USGS and industry partners to develop new play concepts and geophysical log standards for subsurface correlation; and (5) geochemically characterized the hydrocarbons (cooperatively with USGS). Third-year results include: All project milestones have been met and addressed. We also have disseminated this research and related information through presentations at professional meetings, convening a major workshop in August 2003, and the publication of results. Our work in geophysical log correlation in the Middle Ordovician units is bearing fruit in recognition that the criteria developed locally in Tennessee and southern Kentucky are more extendible than anticipated earlier. We have identified a major 60 mi-long structure in the western part of the Valley and Ridge thrust belt that has been successfully tested by a local independent and is now producing commercial amounts of hydrocarbons. If this structure is productive along strike, it will be one of the largest producing structures in the Appalachians. We are completing a more quantitative structural reconstruction of the Valley and Ridge and Cumberland Plateau than has been made before. This should yield major dividends in future exploration in the southern Appalachian basin. Our work in mapping, retrodeformation, and modeling of the Sevier basin is a major component of the understanding of the Ordovician petroleum system in this region. Prior to our undertaking this project, this system was the least understood in the Appalachian basin. This project, in contrast to many if not most programs undertaken in DOE laboratories, has a major educational component wherein three Ph.D. students have been partially supported by this grant, one M.S. student partially supported, and another M.S. student fully supported by the project. These students will be well prepared for professional careers in the oil and gas industry.

  5. Protein folding tames chaos

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    Xia, Kelin

    2013-01-01

    Protein folding produces characteristic and functional three-dimensional structures from unfolded polypeptides or disordered coils. The emergence of extraordinary complexity in the protein folding process poses astonishing challenges to theoretical modeling and computer simulations. The present work introduces molecular nonlinear dynamics (MND), or molecular chaotic dynamics, as a theoretical framework for describing and analyzing protein folding. We unveil the existence of intrinsically low dimensional manifolds (ILDMs) in the chaotic dynamics of folded proteins. Additionally, we reveal that the transition from disordered to ordered conformations in protein folding increases the transverse stability of the ILDM. Stated differently, protein folding reduces the chaoticity of the nonlinear dynamical system, and a folded protein has the best ability to tame chaos. Additionally, we bring to light the connection between the ILDM stability and the thermodynamic stability, which enables us to quantify the disorderli...

  6. Replace V-Belts with Notched or Synchronous Belt Drives

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    A properly designed belt power-transmission system offers high efficiency and low noise, requires no lubrication, and presents low maintenance requirements. However, certain...

  7. AEROSOL-PRECIPITATION INTERACTIONS IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS

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    AEROSOL-PRECIPITATION INTERACTIONS IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS A Thesis by GINGER MARIE of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS May 2011 Department of Geography and Planning #12;AEROSOL-PRECIPITATION and Graduate Studies #12;Copyright by Ginger Marie Kelly 2011 All Rights Reserved #12;iv ABSTRACT AEROSOL-PRECIPITATION

  8. 2A New Belt for the Van Allen Belts! Soon after launch, NASA's Van Allen

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    2A New Belt for the Van Allen Belts! Soon after launch, NASA's Van Allen Probes detected a new Third Belt in the Van Allen Radiation Belts that encircle Earth. Located between the Inner and Outer Belts, which have been known to scientists for decades, the third belt is very temporary. It only

  9. All majors in geology are required to complete GLY 4750 (Field Methods) which includes classroom lectures on Appalachian Geology, a nine day trip to the Southern Appalachians, and

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    All majors in geology are required to complete GLY 4750 (Field Methods) which includes classroom lectures on Appalachian Geology, a nine day trip to the Southern Appalachians, and two oneday field trips geological data and interpretations, and requires the student to demonstrate proficiency in integrating

  10. SLH Timing Belt Powertrain

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    Schneider, Abe

    2014-04-09

    The main goal of this proposal was to develop and test a novel powertrain solution for the SLH hydroEngine?, a low-cost, efficient low-head hydropower technology. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. renewable electricity is produced by hydropower (EIA 2010). According to the U.S. Department of Energy; this amount could be increased by 50% with small hydropower plants, often using already-existing dams (Hall 2004). There are more than 80,000 existing dams, and of these, less than 4% generate power (Blankinship 2009). In addition, there are over 800 irrigation districts in the U.S., many with multiple, non-power, low-head drops. These existing, non-power dams and irrigation drops could be retrofitted to produce distributed, baseload, renewable energy with appropriate technology. The problem is that most existing dams are low-head, or less than 30 feet in height (Ragon 2009). Only about 2% of the available low-head hydropower resource in the U.S. has been developed, leaving more than 70 GW of annual mean potential low-head capacity untapped (Hall 2004). Natel Energy, Inc. is developing a low-head hydropower turbine that operates efficiently at heads less than 6 meters and is cost-effective for deployment across multiple low-head structures. Because of the unique racetrack-like path taken by the prime-movers in the SLH, a flexible powertrain is required. Historically, the only viable technological solution was roller chain. Despite the having the ability to easily attach blades, roller chain is characterized by significant drawbacks, including high cost, wear, and vibration from chordal action. Advanced carbon-#12;fiber-reinforced timing belts have been recently developed which, coupled with a novel belt attachment system developed by Natel Energy, result in a large reduction in moving parts, reduced mass and cost, and elimination of chordal action for increased fatigue life. The work done in this project affirmatively addressed each of the following 3 major uncertainties concerning a timing-belt based hydroEngine ?powertrain: 1. Can a belt handle the high torques and power loads demanded by the SLH? (Yes.) 2. Can the SLH blades be mounted to belt with a connection that can withstand the loads encountered in operation? (Yes.) 3. Can the belt, with blade attachments, live through the required cyclic loading? (Yes.) The research adds to the general understanding of sustainable small hydropower systems by using innovative system testing to develop and demonstrate performance of a novel powertrain solution, enabling a new type of hydroelectric turbine to be commercially developed. The technical effectiveness of the methods investigated has been shown to be positive through an extensive design and testing process accommodating many constraints and goals, with a major emphasis on high cycle fatigue life. Economic feasibility of the innovations has been demonstrated through many iterations of design for manufacturability and cost reduction. The project is of benefit to the public because it has helped to develop a solution to a major problem -- despite the large available potential for new low-head hydropower, high capital costs and high levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) continue to be major barriers to project development. The hydroEngine? represents a significant innovation, leveraging novel fluid mechanics and mechanical configuration to allow lower-cost turbine manufacture and development of low head hydropower resources.

  11. Drive Alive: Teen Seat Belt Survey Program

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    2010-01-01

    Traffic Safety Facts – Seat Belt Use in 2009 – OverallTraffic Safety Facts – Seat Belt Use in 2008 – DemographicClick-it-or-Ticket Safety Belt Initiative Telephone Survey.

  12. Impacts of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law

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    Minnesota, University of

    Impacts of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law Frank Douma Center" Six Policies Strongly Supported By Research · Primary seat belt laws · SobrietyMcal Insights of Portland, Maine #12;Primary Seat Belt Laws "Allowing law

  13. Algorithmic folding complexity

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    Cardinal, Jean

    2009-01-01

    How do we most quickly fold a paper strip (modeled as a line) to obtain a desired mountain-valley pattern of equidistant creases (viewed as a binary string)? Define the folding complexity of a mountain-valley string as the ...

  14. IR Kuiper Belt Constraints

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    Teplitz, V L; Anderson, J D; Rosenbaum, D C; Scalise, R J; Wentzler, P; Teplitz, Vigdor L.; Anderson, John D.; Rosenbaum, Doris; Scalise, Randall J.; Wentzler, Paul

    1999-01-01

    We compute the temperature and IR signal of particles of radius $a$ and albedo $\\alpha$ at heliocentric distance $R$, taking into account the emissivity effect, and give an interpolating formula for the result. We compare with analyses of COBE DIRBE data by others (including recent detection of the cosmic IR background) for various values of heliocentric distance, $R$, particle radius, $a$, and particle albedo, $\\alpha$. We then apply these results to a recently-developed picture of the Kuiper belt as a two-sector disk with a nearby, low-density sector (40belt IR spectra for various parameter v...

  15. Microsoft Word - NETL-TRS-8-2015 Appalachian Basin Isotopes_7...

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    a large extent of the Appalachian Basin, is subject to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) hydrocarbon extraction techniques, which involves the fracturing of rock by a...

  16. Other Kuiper Belts

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    M. Jura

    2003-11-28

    When a main sequence star evolves into a red giant and its Kuiper Belt Object's (KBO's) reach a temperature of about 170 K, the dust released during the rapid ice-sublimation of these cometary bodies may lead to a detectable infrared excess at 25 microns, depending upon the mass of the KBO's. Analysis of IRAS data for 66 first ascent red giants with 200 L(Sun) < L < 300 L(Sun) within 150 pc of the Sun provides an upper limit to the mass in KBO's at 45 AU orbital radius that is usually less than about 0.1 M(Earth). With improved infrared data, we may detect systems of KBO's around first ascent red giants that are analogs to our Solar System's KBO's.

  17. Chaos on the conveyor belt

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    Bulcsú Sándor; Ferenc Járai-Szabó; Tamás Tél; Zoltán Néda

    2013-04-18

    The dynamics of a spring-block train placed on a moving conveyor belt is investigated both by simple experiments and computer simulations. The first block is connected by spring to an external static point, and due to the dragging effect of the belt the blocks undergo complex stick-slip dynamics. A qualitative agreement with the experimental results can only be achieved by taking into account the spatial inhomogeneity of the friction force on the belt's surface, modeled as noise. As a function of the velocity of the conveyor belt and the noise strength, the system exhibits complex, self-organized critical, sometimes chaotic dynamics and phase transition-like behavior. Noise induced chaos and intermittency is also observed. Simulations suggest that the maximum complexity of the dynamical states is achieved for a relatively small number of blocks, around five.

  18. D. Belt 4:30

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    chenjk

    2007-08-16

    MA 152 – Online Homework iLrn/ThomsonNOW Course Key Code – for Registration & Getting Started. D. Belt 4:30. Note: This system used to be called iLrn, but ...

  19. Opportunities for Visual Resource Management in the Southern Appalachian Coal Basin1

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    Opportunities for Visual Resource Management in the Southern Appalachian Coal Basin1 John W) in the southern Appalachian coal basin resulting from the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. It focuses been concerned with the visual impacts resulting from the surface mined coal the agency purchases

  20. APPALACHIAN LABORATORY CHESAPEAKE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY HORN POINT LABORATORY AN INSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    APPALACHIAN LABORATORY CHESAPEAKE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY HORN POINT LABORATORY AN INSTITUTION. of Budget and Management Please fax this form to: 410-333-7122 UMCES Agency #12;APPALACHIAN LABORATORY CHESAPEAKE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY HORN POINT LABORATORY AN INSTITUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND

  1. CHARACTERIZATION OF CENTRAL APPALACHIAN BASIN CBM DEVELOPMENT: POTENTIAL FOR CARBON SEQUESTRATION

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    including those areas where CBM production has previously been developed. The enhanced coalbed methane (ECBM0625 CHARACTERIZATION OF CENTRAL APPALACHIAN BASIN CBM DEVELOPMENT: POTENTIAL FOR CARBON of the carbon sequestration potential of the Pennsylvanian-age coalbeds in the Central Appalachian Basin

  2. Belt conveyors for bulk materials. 6th ed.

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    NONE

    2007-07-01

    The 16 chapters are entitled: Belt conveyor general applications economics; Design considerations; Characteristics and conveyability of bulk materials; Capacities, belt widths and speeds; Belt conveyor idlers; Belt tension and power engineering; Belt selection; Pulleys and shafts; Curves; Steep angle conveying; Belt cleaners and accessories; Transfer points; Conveyor motor drives and controls; Operation, maintenance and safety; Belt takeups; and Emerging technologies. 6 apps.

  3. Simulations of Protein Folding

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    Michael Cahill; Mark Fleharty; Kevin Cahill

    1999-09-17

    We have developed a simple, phenomenological, Monte-Carlo code that predicts the three-dimensional structure of globular proteins from the DNA sequences that define them. We have applied this code to two small proteins, the villin headpiece (1VII) and cole1 rop (1ROP). Our code folds both proteins to within 5 A rms of their native structures.

  4. INVERSE PROTEIN FOLDING, HIERARCHICAL OPTIMISATION

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    Halligan, Daniel

    INVERSE PROTEIN FOLDING, HIERARCHICAL OPTIMISATION AND TIE KNOTS Thomas M. A. Fink st. john Introduction 3 1.1 Inverse Protein Folding 3 1.2 Hierarchical Optimisation 5 1.3 Tie Knots 6 1.4 Schematic Organisation 6 1.5 Publications 9 2 Protein Folding, Inverse Protein Folding and Energy Landscapes 10 2

  5. Appalachian Power Co (West Virginia) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowaWisconsin: EnergyYork Jump| Open EnergyNewAppalachian AdvancedWest

  6. Protein folding and cosmology

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    P. F. Gonzalez-Diaz; C. L. Siguenza

    1997-06-04

    Protein denaturing induced by supercooling is interpreted as a process where some or all internal symmetries of the native protein are spontaneously broken. Hence, the free-energy potential corresponding to a folding-funnel landscape becomes temperature-dependent and describes a phase transition. The idea that deformed vortices could be produced in the transition induced by temperature quenching, from native proteins to unfolded conformations is discussed in terms of the Zurek mechanism that implements the analogy between vortices, created in the laboratory at low energy, and the cosmic strings which are thought to have been left after symmetry breaking phase transitions in the early universe. An experiment is proposed to test the above idea which generalizes the cosmological analogy to also encompass biological systems and push a step ahead the view that protein folding is a biological equivalent of the big bang.

  7. 1. THE RADIATION BELTS The outer zone radiation belts consist of energetic elec-

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    Elkington, Scot R.

    1. THE RADIATION BELTS The outer zone radiation belts consist of energetic elec- trons trapped in the geomagnetic field. The dynamics of the belts are dictated by the global and local electric and mag- netic, A Review of ULF Interactions with Radiation Belt Electrons Scot R. Elkington Laboratory for Atmospheric

  8. 1 The Main Asteroid Belt Carolyn Crow: NASA's Dawn Mission The Main Asteroid Belt

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    1 The Main Asteroid Belt Carolyn Crow: NASA's Dawn Mission The Main Asteroid Belt Written to the main asteroid belt to visit two of the largest protoplanets, Vesta and Ceres. Using sunlight, a mere accomplished by a spacecraft before. What compelled astronomers to send Dawn to the asteroid belt and what does

  9. Protein folding and heteropolymers

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    T. Garel; H. Orland; E. Pitard

    1997-06-12

    We present a statistical mechanics approach to the protein folding problem. We first review some of the basic properties of proteins, and introduce some physical models to describe their thermodynamics. These models rely on a random heteropolymeric description of these non random biomolecules. Various kinds of randomness are investigated, and the connection with disordered systems is discussed. We conclude by a brief study of the dynamics of proteins.

  10. THE KUIPER BELT AND THE PRIMORDIAL EVOLUTION

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    Brown, Michael E.

    THE KUIPER BELT AND THE PRIMORDIAL EVOLUTION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM A. MORBIDELLI Observatoire de la C. Morbidelli & Brown Abstract. We discuss the structure of the Kuiper belt as it can be inferred from the #12 inclinations and colors{ which clearly show that the belt has lost its pristine structure of a dynamically cold

  11. Conveyer-Belt Alphabet Erik D. Demaine

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    Demaine, Erik

    Conveyer-Belt Alphabet Erik D. Demaine Martin L. Demaine Bel´en Palop Mathematics is often pursued, and the mathematics, font design, and puzzles that resulted. Conveyer-Belt Problem Suppose we are given several move), and the band as a conveyer belt or rubber band, modeled as a stretchable closed loop

  12. Conveyer Belt Puzzle Font Erik D. Demaine

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    Demaine, Erik

    Conveyer Belt Puzzle Font Erik D. Demaine Martin L. Demaine Bel´en Palop (a) Input (b) Goal Figure 1: Conveyer belt open problem. Suppose you have a bunch of circular gears glued to a table (disks in the plane), as in Figure 1a. When can you wrap a conveyer belt (or elastic band) around them so

  13. THE KUIPER BELT: OVERVIEW David Jewitt

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    Jewitt, David C.

    THE KUIPER BELT: OVERVIEW David Jewitt Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI in November 1998 #12;THE KUIPER BELT: OVERVIEW David Jewitt Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA The study of the Kuiper Belt has emerged as one of the leading subjects

  14. FROM KUIPER BELT OBJECT TO COMETARY NUCLEUS

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    Jewitt, David C.

    FROM KUIPER BELT OBJECT TO COMETARY NUCLEUS David Jewitt Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn body populations are related through a common origin in the Kuiper Belt, notably the Centaurs, the Jupiter Family Comets and certain dead-comets. But does primitive material from the Kuiper Belt survive

  15. The Kuiper Belt Harold F. Levison

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    Levison, Harold F.

    The Kuiper Belt Harold F. Levison Department of Space Sciences Southwest Research Institute Perspective 2. Basic Orbital Dynamics 3. Observations of Kuiper Belt and Related Objects 4. Physical Observations of Trans-Neptunian Objects 5. The Long-Term Stability of Orbits in the Kuiper Belt 6. The Sizes

  16. A BOOSTER SEAT positions the seat belt

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    A BOOSTER SEAT positions the seat belt so that it fits properly over the stronger parts of your movement during a crash. A SEAT BELT should lie across the upper thighs and be snug across the shoulder; read the vehicle owner's manual on how to install the car seat using the seat belt or LATCH system

  17. Creating Artificial Radiation Belts in the Lab

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    Mauel, Michael E.

    Creating Artificial Radiation Belts in the Lab or "Some Observations of Hot Plasma Trapped Jeff #12;Outline · The Earth's radiation belts and ring current · Fast-electron interchange instability) fusion. #12;#12;"Artificial Radiation Belts" Van Allen kissing Explorer 4 "good bye" before it's launch

  18. Sun Belt Press Conference September 1, 2015

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    Hutchens, John

    1 Sun Belt Press Conference September 1, 2015 Remarks by CCU President David A. DeCenzo Good the Sun Belt's invitation to become its 12th member beginning July 1, 2016. We are excited and honored Sun Belt staff as we embark upon this exciting journey. I also want to take this opportunity to thank

  19. THE KUIPER BELT: OVERVIEW David Jewitt

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    Jewitt, David C.

    THE KUIPER BELT: OVERVIEW David Jewitt Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI in November 1998 #12; THE KUIPER BELT: OVERVIEW David Jewitt Institute for Astronomy, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA The study of the Kuiper Belt has emerged as one of the leading subjects

  20. DYNAMICS OF THE KUIPER BELT RENU MALHOTRA

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    Levison, Harold F.

    DYNAMICS OF THE KUIPER BELT RENU MALHOTRA Lunar and Planetary Institute MARTIN DUNCAN Queen of the Kuiper Belt is re­ viewed here. Numerical results on long term orbital evolution and dynamical mechanisms underlying the transport of objects out of the Kuiper Belt are discussed. Scenarios about the origin

  1. Simulation Worksheet: Kuiper Belt Interactions Instructor Guidelines

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    Farritor, Shane

    Simulation Worksheet: Kuiper Belt Interactions Instructor Guidelines The goal of this activity is for students to understand that there are possible orbits in the outer solar system where Kuiper Belt Objects interaction with the asteroid belt and the Kirkwood Gaps. This worksheet makes use of simulations contained

  2. Certification Program SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    Certification Program for SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT 20th to 24th January 2015 at Kolkata. Copies of certificates for proof of Domicile 5. A participant will be declared as certified Green Belt a Green Belt Certificate. 6. Any candidate failing to qualify the exam will be given another chance

  3. Impacts of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law

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    Levinson, David M.

    March 2012 Impacts of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law Authors: Frank Douma Nebiyou Tilahun of Minnesota's Primary Seat Belt Law March 2012 6. 7. Author(s) 8. Performing Organization Report No. Frank. Abstract (Limit: 250 words) In the spring of 2009, the Minnesota Legislature changed the state's seat belt

  4. Fire Regimes of the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Temporal and Spatial Variability and Implications for Vegetation Dynamics 

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    Flatley, William 1977-

    2012-08-31

    Ecologists continue to debate the role of fire in forests of the southern Appalachian Mountains. How does climate influence fire in these humid, temperate forests? Did fire regimes change during the transition from Native American settlement to Euro...

  5. Microsoft PowerPoint - APPALACHIAN_STATE_Presentation 4 27 2015...

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

    Built Environment APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY 19 April 2015 2 The App State Team Jake Smith Chris Schoonover A.J. Smith Josh Brooks Chase Ambler Brad Painting Harrison Sytz...

  6. Folding and binding Editorial overview

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    is on the study of how protein folding, unfolding and aggregation reactions commence, and on the study of California, Berkeley. Her lab focuses on studies of protein folding and dynamics. Currently she­based kinetics. Much of the progress that has been made in the past fifty years in the study of protein folding

  7. Computer Simulations of Protein Folding

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    Sorin, Eric J.

    CHAPTER 8 Computer Simulations of Protein Folding VIJAY S. PANDE , ERIC J. SORIN , CHRISTOPHER D, CA 94305, USA 8.1 Introduction: Goals and Challenges of Simulating Protein Folding Computer as well as recent applications of this methodology. 8.1.1 Simulating Protein Folding Proteins play

  8. Petaflop Computing for Protein Folding

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    Izaguirre, Jesús A.

    "SIAM01p 2000/12/4 page 1 Petaflop Computing for Protein Folding Shannon K. Kuntz, Richard C. Murphy, Michael T. Niemier, Jesus Izaguirre, and Peter M. Kogge 1 Introduction Protein Folding the protein folding problem, while Silicon Graphics has been continually working to produce more powerful

  9. Theoretical Perspectives on Protein Folding

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    Thirumalai, Devarajan

    Theoretical Perspectives on Protein Folding D. Thirumalai,1 Edward P. O'Brien,2 Greg Morrison,3 Understanding how monomeric proteins fold under in vitro conditions is crucial to describing their functions remains to be done to solve the protein folding problem in the broadest sense. 159 Annu.Rev.Biophys.2010

  10. Protein folding in the ER.

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    Stevens, F. J.; Argon, Y.; Biosciences Division; Univ. of Chicago

    1999-10-01

    The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a major protein folding compartment for secreted, plasma membrane and organelle proteins. Each of these newly-synthesized polypeptides folds in a deterministic process, affected by the unique conditions that exist in the ER. An understanding of protein folding in the ER is a fundamental biomolecular challenge at two levels. The first level addresses how the amino acid sequence programs that polypeptide to efficiently arrive at a particular fold out of a multitude of alternatives, and how different sequences obtain similar folds. At the second level are the issues introduced by folding not in the cytosol, but in the ER, including the risk of aggregation in a molecularly crowded environment, accommodation of post-translational modifications and the compatibility with subsequent intracellular trafficking. This review discusses both the physicochemical and cell biological constraints of folding, which are the challenges that the ER molecular chaperones help overcome.

  11. Theoretical Perspectives on Protein Folding

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    D. Thirumalai; Edward P. O'Brien; Greg Morrison; Changbong Hyeon

    2010-07-18

    Understanding how monomeric proteins fold under in vitro conditions is crucial to describing their functions in the cellular context. Significant advances both in theory and experiments have resulted in a conceptual framework for describing the folding mechanisms of globular proteins. The experimental data and theoretical methods have revealed the multifaceted character of proteins. Proteins exhibit universal features that can be determined using only the number of amino acid residues (N) and polymer concepts. The sizes of proteins in the denatured and folded states, cooperativity of the folding transition, dispersions in the melting temperatures at the residue level, and time scales of folding are to a large extent determined by N. The consequences of finite N especially on how individual residues order upon folding depends on the topology of the folded states. Such intricate details can be predicted using the Molecular Transfer Model that combines simulations with measured transfer free energies of protein building blocks from water to the desired concentration of the denaturant. By watching one molecule fold at a time, using single molecule methods, the validity of the theoretically anticipated heterogeneity in the folding routes, and the N-dependent time scales for the three stages in the approach to the native state have been established. Despite the successes of theory, of which only a few examples are documented here, we conclude that much remains to be done to solve the "protein folding problem" in the broadest sense.

  12. Synchronous and Cogged Fan Belt Performance Assessment

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    Cutler, D.; Dean, J.; Acosta, J.

    2014-02-01

    The GSA Regional GPG Team commissioned the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to perform monitoring of cogged V-belts and synchronous belts on both a constant volume and a variable air volume fan at the Byron G. Rodgers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Denver, Colorado. These motor/fan combinations were tested with their original, standard V-belts (appropriately tensioned by an operation and maintenance professional) to obtain a baseline for standard operation. They were then switched to the cogged V-belts, and finally to synchronous belts. The power consumption by the motor was normalized for both fan speed and air density changes. This was necessary to ensure that the power readings were not influenced by a change in rotational fan speed or by the power required to push denser air. Finally, energy savings and operation and maintenance savings were compiled into an economic life-cycle cost analysis of the different belt options.

  13. Graphene folding on flat substrates

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    Chen, Xiaoming; Zhao, Yadong; Ke, Changhong, E-mail: cke@binghamton.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York 13902 (United States); Zhang, Liuyang; Wang, Xianqiao [College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 (United States)

    2014-10-28

    We present a combined experimental-theoretical study of graphene folding on flat substrates. The structure and deformation of the folded graphene sheet are experimentally characterized by atomic force microscopy. The local graphene folding behaviors are interpreted based on nonlinear continuum mechanics modeling and molecular dynamics simulations. Our study on self-folding of a trilayer graphene sheet reports a bending stiffness of about 6.57?eV, which is about four times the reported values for monolayer graphene. Our results reveal that an intriguing free sliding phenomenon occurs at the interlayer van der Waals interfaces during the graphene folding process. This work demonstrates that it is a plausible venue to quantify the bending stiffness of graphene based on its self-folding conformation on flat substrates. The findings reported in this work are useful to a better understanding of the mechanical properties of graphene and in the pursuit of its applications.

  14. Compact intermediates in RNA folding

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    Woodson, S.A. (JHU)

    2011-12-14

    Large noncoding RNAs fold into their biologically functional structures via compact yet disordered intermediates, which couple the stable secondary structure of the RNA with the emerging tertiary fold. The specificity of the collapse transition, which coincides with the assembly of helical domains, depends on RNA sequence and counterions. It determines the specificity of the folding pathways and the magnitude of the free energy barriers to the ensuing search for the native conformation. By coupling helix assembly with nascent tertiary interactions, compact folding intermediates in RNA also play a crucial role in ligand binding and RNA-protein recognition.

  15. Seat Belt Use Policy Outline the policy regarding use of seat belt in University of Michigan (U-M) vehicles.

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    Kirschner, Denise

    Seat Belt Use Policy Objective Outline the policy regarding use of seat belt in University belt when operating a U-M vehicle. 2. Operators are also required to ensure that all occupants are adhering to the seat belt use laws when operating a U-M vehicle. 3. State of Michigan seat belt laws

  16. Orbits, masses, and evolution of main belt triple (87) Sylvia

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    Fang, J; Margot, JL; Margot, JL; Rojo, P

    2012-01-01

    D. 2008, Binaries in the Kuiper Belt, ed. Barucci, M. A. ,Brozovic et al. 2009), main belt triples Kleopatra (DescampsMASSES, AND EVOLUTION OF MAIN BELT TRIPLE (87) SYLVIA J ULIA

  17. Orbits, Masses, and Evolution of Main Belt Triple (87) Sylvia

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    Fang, Julia; Margot, Jean-Luc; Rojo, Patricio

    2012-01-01

    D. 2008, Binaries in the Kuiper Belt, ed. Barucci, M. A. ,Brozovic et al. 2009), main belt triples Kleopatra (DescampsMASSES, AND EVOLUTION OF MAIN BELT TRIPLE (87) SYLVIA J ULIA

  18. Binary Objects in the Kuiper Belt and Outlying Centaurs: Simulations

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    Binary Objects in the Kuiper Belt and Outlying Centaurs: Simulations Stephan Kolassa kolassa Abstract. Two exchange reaction scenarios to account for the characteristics of Kuiper belt binaries, Websites and Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2 Binary Objects in the Kuiper Belt 11

  19. Fast events in protein folding

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    Woodruff, W.; Callender, R.; Causgrove, T.; Dyer, R.; Williams, S.

    1996-04-01

    The primary objective of this work was to develop a molecular understanding of how proteins achieve their native three-dimensional (folded) structures. This requires the identification and characterization of intermediates in the protein folding process on all relevant timescales, from picoseconds to seconds. The short timescale events in protein folding have been entirely unknown. Prior to this work, state-of-the-art experimental approaches were limited to milliseconds or longer, when much of the folding process is already over. The gap between theory and experiment is enormous: current theoretical and computational methods cannot realistically model folding processes with lifetimes longer than one nanosecond. This unique approach to employ laser pump-probe techniques that combine novel methods of laser flash photolysis with time-resolved vibrational spectroscopic probes of protein transients. In this scheme, a short (picosecond to nanosecond) laser photolysis pulse was used to produce an instantaneous pH or temperature jump, thereby initiating a protein folding or unfolding reaction. Structure-specific, time-resolved vibrational probes were then used to identify and characterize protein folding intermediates.

  20. Effective potentials for Folding Proteins

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    Nan-yow Chen; Zheng-Yao Su; Chung-Yu Mou

    2006-01-28

    A coarse-grained off-lattice model that is not biased in any way to the native state is proposed to fold proteins. To predict the native structure in a reasonable time, the model has included the essential effects of water in an effective potential. Two new ingredients, the dipole-dipole interaction and the local hydrophobic interaction, are introduced and are shown to be as crucial as the hydrogen bonding. The model allows successful folding of the wild-type sequence of protein G and may have provided important hints to the study of protein folding.

  1. Protein Folding Sculpting Evolutionary Change

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    Lindquist, Susan

    Our work suggests that the forces that govern protein folding exert a profound effect on how genotypes are translated into phenotypes and that this in turn has strong effects on evolutionary processes. Molecular chaperones, ...

  2. Introduction to Grid computing Protein folding

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    Boyar, Joan

    Introduction to Grid computing Protein folding Protein folding is an extremely hot topic in medical research these days, unfortunately protein folding is extremely computationally demanding and requires a huge supercomputer to fold even the simplest proteins. Luckily the task of calculating protein foldings

  3. Characterization of protein folding intermediates

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    Kim, P.S.

    1986-01-01

    The three-dimensional structure of a protein is encoded in its linear sequence of amino acids. Studies of protein folding are aimed at understanding the nature of this code which translates one-dimensional information to three-dimensions. It is now well-established that protein folding intermediates exist and can be populated significantly under some conditions. A method to characterize kinetic folding intermediates is described. The method takes advantage of the decrease in exchange rates between amide protons (i.e., peptide backbone NH) and solvent water protons, when the amide proton is involved in structure. The feasibility of using amide proton exchange to pulse-label proteins during folding has been demonstrated using (/sup 3/H)-H/sub 2/O. The results with ribonuclease A (RNase A) support a framework model for folding, in which the secondary structure of a protein is formed before tertiary structure changes are complete. Extension of these studies using NMR should permit characterization of early secondary structure folding frameworks.

  4. Green, Black, Lean Six Sigma and Master Black Belt Certifications

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    Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

    Green, Black, Lean Six Sigma and Master Black Belt Certifications Green BeLt CertifiCation Candidates may choose from three Green Belts offered: 1) Lean (one week of coursework) 2) Lean Six Sigma (two weeks of coursework) 3) Six Sigma (two weeks of coursework) Green Belt certification is a two

  5. BELT CHARGING SYSTEM M. LETOURNEL and J.-C. OBERLIN

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1383 BELT CHARGING SYSTEM M. LETOURNEL and J.-C. OBERLIN Centre de Recherches Nucléaires courroie et de déterminer également les possibilités. Abstract. 2014 In M.P. accelerators belts have encountered some difficulties mainly about the belt life time. In the belt charging system, parameters

  6. Electric filter with movable belt electrode

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    Bergman, W.

    1983-09-20

    A method and apparatus for removing airborne contaminants entrained in a gas or airstream includes an electric filter characterized by a movable endless belt electrode, a grounded electrode, and a filter medium sandwiched there between. Inclusion of the movable, endless belt electrode provides the driving force for advancing the filter medium through the filter, and reduces frictional drag on the filter medium, thereby permitting a wide choice of filter medium materials. Additionally, the belt electrode includes a plurality of pleats in order to provide maximum surface area on which to collect airborne contaminants. 4 figs.

  7. Electric filter with movable belt electrode

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    Bergman, Werner (Pleasanton, CA)

    1983-01-01

    A method and apparatus for removing airborne contaminants entrained in a gas or airstream includes an electric filter characterized by a movable endless belt electrode, a grounded electrode, and a filter medium sandwiched therebetween. Inclusion of the movable, endless belt electrode provides the driving force for advancing the filter medium through the filter, and reduces frictional drag on the filter medium, thereby permitting a wide choice of filter medium materials. Additionally, the belt electrode includes a plurality of pleats in order to provide maximum surface area on which to collect airborne contaminants.

  8. Structural analysis of the perdido fold belt: timing, evolution, and structural style 

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    Waller, Troy Dale, II

    2007-09-17

    the upper portion consist of fine grained and muddy siliciclastics which are typical of turbidite and other typical deep water deposits. 2-D, prestacked, depth-migrated seismic data (TGS Phase 45) was interpreted in conjunction with Hess Corporation...

  9. Evolution and dynamics of a fold-thrust belt: the Sulaiman Range of Pakistan

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    Reynolds, Kirsty; Copley, Alex; Hussain, Ekbal

    2015-03-09

    (Treloar & Izatt 1993) and is topped by younger Himalayan molasse. The Sulaiman Range is therefore the uplifted and deformed passive margin sequence of the northwestern edge of the Indian Plate, now accreted to eastern edge of the Afghan Block and being... been significant uplift in the Sulaiman Range— Auden (1974) notes that Jurassic limestones have been uplifted over 6 km above the regional level—it is not clear how much shortening has occurred. Jadoon (1991), Humayon et al. (1991) and Banks & Warburton...

  10. A motion planning approach to protein folding 

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    Song, Guang

    2004-09-30

    Protein folding is considered to be one of the grand challenge problems in biology. Protein folding refers to how a protein's amino acid sequence, under certain physiological conditions, folds into a stable close-packed ...

  11. A Novel Topology for Representing Protein Folds

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    Segal, Mark R

    2009-01-01

    1993). Cooperativity in protein-folding kinetics. Proc NatlVoelz VA. (2007). The protein folding problem: when will itMS, Weikl TR. (2008). The protein folding problem. Annu Rev

  12. Fast Track Reservoir Modeling of Shale Formations in the Appalachian Basin.

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    July 2010 SPE 139101 Fast Track Reservoir Modeling of Shale Formations in the Appalachian Basin. Application to Lower Huron Shale in Eastern Kentucky O. Grujic, S.D. Mohaghegh, G. Bromhal The research Huron Shale · Data Preparation · Conventional Reservoir Simulation vs. Top Down Reservoir Modeling · Top

  13. Spatio-temporal availability of soft mast in clearcuts in the Southern Appalachians

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    Mitchell, Mike

    Spatio-temporal availability of soft mast in clearcuts in the Southern Appalachians Melissa J availability of soft mast though time is not fully understood. We tested a theoretical model of temporal availability of soft mast in clearcuts using empirical data on percent cover and berry production

  14. A COMPARISON OF RADIATION USE EFFICIENCY BETWEEN TWO SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN FORESTS

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    Teskey, Robert O.

    ), intercepted photosynthetically active solar radiation (IPAR), and radiation use efficiency ( =PP/IPAR) betweenA COMPARISON OF RADIATION USE EFFICIENCY BETWEEN TWO SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN FORESTS by LUKE A. PANGLE influence the photosynthetic radiation use efficiency (PhRUE) of forest canopies. The mixed deciduous forest

  15. Statewide Estimate of 2012 Safety Belt Use in Texas

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    Statewide Estimate of 2012 Safety Belt Use in Texas All Passenger Vehicles Passenger Cars Pickups Front Seat--Estimated Safety Belt Use 94.04 94.88 91.71 Driver--Estimated Safety Belt Use 94.66 95.56 92.10 Passenger--Estimated Safety Belt Use 91.05 91.74 82.11 #12;2012 Safety Belt Use in 18 Texas Cities #12

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  17. SciTech Connect: "protein folding"

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    protein folding" Find + Advanced Search Term Search Semantic Search Advanced Search All Fields: "protein folding" Semantic Semantic Term Title: Full Text: Bibliographic Data:...

  18. The Compositional Structure of the Asteroid Belt

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    DeMeo, Francesca E; Walsh, Kevin J; Chapman, Clark R; Binzel, Richard P

    2015-01-01

    The past decade has brought major improvements in large-scale asteroid discovery and characterization with over half a million known asteroids and over 100,000 with some measurement of physical characterization. This explosion of data has allowed us to create a new global picture of the Main Asteroid Belt. Put in context with meteorite measurements and dynamical models, a new and more complete picture of Solar System evolution has emerged. The question has changed from "What was the original compositional gradient of the Asteroid Belt?" to "What was the original compositional gradient of small bodies across the entire Solar System?" No longer is the leading theory that two belts of planetesimals are primordial, but instead those belts were formed and sculpted through evolutionary processes after Solar System formation. This article reviews the advancements on the fronts of asteroid compositional characterization, meteorite measurements, and dynamical theories in the context of the heliocentric distribution of...

  19. A study of binary Kuiper Belt objects

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    Kern, Susan Diane

    2006-01-01

    About 105 bodies larger than 100km in diameter (Jewitt 1998) reside in the Kuiper Belt, beyond the orbit of Neptune. Since 1992 observational surveys have discovered over one thousand of these objects, believed to be fossil ...

  20. The Possible Belts for Extrasolar Planetary Systems

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    Ing-Guey Jiang; M. Duncan; D. N. C. Lin

    2006-10-30

    More than 100 extrasolar planets have been discovered since 1990s. Different from the solar system, these planets' orbital eccentricities cover a huge range from 0 to 0.7. Incidently, the first Kuiper Belt Object was discovered in 1992. Thus, an interesting and important question will be whether extrasolar planetary systems could have structures like Kuiper Belt or asteroid belt. We investigate the stability of these planetary systems with different orbital eccentricities by the similar procedures in Rabl & Dvorak (1988) and Holman & Wiegert (1999). We claim that most extrasolar planetary systems can have their own belts at the outer regions. However, we find that the orbits with high--eccentricity is very powerful in depletion of these populations.

  1. Congressional panel makes recommendations on belt safety

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    Fiscor, S.

    2007-12-15

    The Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (MINER Act) called for a Technical Study Panel to present a review and make recommendations on the use of belt air and the composition and fire retardant properties of belt materials in underground coal mining. In October 2007 the Panel released 20 recommendations publicly. These are presented in the article. Many recommendations encouraged the MSHA to enforce existing laws of maintenance and fire protection or example more vigorously. Maybe the biggest change recommended was that the industry should adopt the Belt Evaluation Laboratory Test (BELT) standard proposed in 1992. Another important recommendation was one that would help eliminate hazards associated with point feeding. 1 photo.

  2. Post-fire recovery and successional dynamics of an old growth red spruce forest in the southern Appalachian Mountains 

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    Krustchinsky, Adam R.

    2009-05-15

    of fire in a mesic ecosystem, specifically a high-elevation red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) forest on Whitetop Mountain in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Six plots were established in a high elevation red spruce stand to characterize the stand...

  3. Climatological lightning characteristics of the Southern Rocky and Appalachian Mountain chains, a comparison of two distinct mountain effects 

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    Phillips, Stephen Edward

    2001-01-01

    This study presents a high-resolution lightning climatology for southern portions of both the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. Data from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) are analyzed to produce maps of average annual...

  4. The Influence of Fire and Other Disturbance on Ericaceous Shrubs in Xeric Pine-Oak Forests of the Appalachian Mountains 

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    Pipkin, Ashley

    2012-07-16

    OF FIRE AND OTHER DISTURBANCE ON ERICACEOUS SHRUBS IN XERIC PINE-OAK FORESTS OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS A Thesis by ASHLEY R. PIPKIN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 2011 Major Subject: Geography The Influence of Fire and Other Disturbance on Ericaceous Shrubs in Xeric Pine-Oak Forests of the Appalachian Mountains...

  5. Stroke Belt Initiative 1National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Stroke Belt Initiative

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    Shen, Jun

    Stroke Belt Initiative 1National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Stroke Belt Initiative NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE Project Accomplishments and Lessons Learned Overview Cerebrovascular to those living in other regions of the country. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI

  6. Dominant Pathways in Protein Folding

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    P. Faccioli; M. Sega; F. Pederiva; H. Orland

    2006-07-27

    We present a method to investigate the kinetics of protein folding on a long time-scale and the dynamics underlying the formation of secondary and tertiary structures during the entire reaction. The approach is based on the formal analogy between thermal and quantum diffusion: by writing the solution of the Fokker-Planck equation for the time-evolution of a protein in a viscous heat-bath in terms of a path integral, we derive a Hamilton-Jacobi variational principle from which we are able to compute the most probable pathway of folding. The method is applied to the folding of the Villin Headpiece Subdomain, in the framework of a Go-model. We have found that, in this model, the transition occurs through an initial collapsing phase driven by the starting coil configuration and a later rearrangement phase, in which secondary structures are formed and all computed paths display strong similarities. This method is completely general, does not require the prior knowledge of any reaction coordinate and represents an efficient tool to perfom ab-initio simulations of the entire folding process with available computers.

  7. Simultaneous Alignment and Folding of Protein Sequences

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    Devadas, Srinivas

    Simultaneous Alignment and Folding of Protein Sequences J´er^ome Waldisp¨uhl1,2 , Charles W. O techniques are widely applicable to many more protein families. partiFold-Align is available at http://partiFold.csail.mit.edu. 1 Introduction The consensus fold of two proteins is their common minimum energy structure, given

  8. Disulfide-Linked Protein Folding Pathways

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    Bardwell, James

    Disulfide-Linked Protein Folding Pathways Bharath S. Mamathambika1,3 and James C. Bardwell2,3, 1 of protein folding is difficult because it involves the identification and characterization of folding to protein folding in vitro and in vivo. 211 Click here for quick links to Annual Reviews content online

  9. IDENTIFYING COLLISIONAL FAMILIES IN THE KUIPER BELT

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    Marcus, Robert A.; Ragozzine, Darin; Murray-Clay, Ruth A.; Holman, Matthew J., E-mail: rmarcus@cfa.harvard.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

    2011-05-20

    The identification and characterization of numerous collisional families-clusters of bodies with a common collisional origin-in the asteroid belt has added greatly to the understanding of asteroid belt formation and evolution. More recent study has also led to an appreciation of physical processes that had previously been neglected (e.g., the Yarkovsky effect). Collisions have certainly played an important role in the evolution of the Kuiper Belt as well, though only one collisional family has been identified in that region to date, around the dwarf planet Haumea. In this paper, we combine insights into collisional families from numerical simulations with the current observational constraints on the dynamical structure of the Kuiper Belt to investigate the ideal sizes and locations for identifying collisional families. We find that larger progenitors (r {approx} 500 km) result in more easily identifiable families, given the difficulty in identifying fragments of smaller progenitors in magnitude-limited surveys, despite their larger spread and less frequent occurrence. However, even these families do not stand out well from the background. Identifying families as statistical overdensities is much easier than characterizing families by distinguishing individual members from interlopers. Such identification seems promising, provided the background population is well known. In either case, families will also be much easier to study where the background population is small, i.e., at high inclinations. Overall, our results indicate that entirely different techniques for identifying families will be needed for the Kuiper Belt, and we provide some suggestions.

  10. Satellites of the largest Kuiper belt objects

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    M. E. Brown; M. A. van Dam; A. H. Bouchez; D. Le Mignant; R. D. Campbell; J. C. Y. Chin; A. Conrad; S. K. Hartman; E. M. Johansson; R. E. Lafon; D. L. Rabinowitz; P. J. Stomski, Jr.; D. M. Summers; C. A. Trujillo; P. L. Wizinowich

    2005-10-03

    We have searched the four brightest objects in the Kuiper belt for the presence of satellites using the newly commissioned Keck Observatory Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics system. Satellites are seen around three of the four objects: Pluto (whose satellite Charon is well-known), 2003 EL61, and 2003 UB313. The object 2005 FY9, the brightest Kuiper belt object after Pluto, does not have a satellite detectable within 0.4 arcseconds with a brightness of more than 0.5% of the primary. The presence of satellites to 3 of the 4 brightest Kuiper belt objects is inconsistent with the fraction of satellites in the Kuiper belt at large at the 99.1% confidence level, suggesting a different formation mechanism for these largest KBO satellites. The satellites of 2003 EL61 and 2003 UB313, with fractional brightnesses of 5% and 2% of their primaries, respectively, are significantly fainter relative to their primaries than other known Kuiper belt object satellites, again pointing to possible differences in their origin.

  11. Polymer Uncrossing and Knotting in Protein Folding, and Their Role in Minimal Folding Pathways

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    Plotkin, Steven S.

    Polymer Uncrossing and Knotting in Protein Folding, and Their Role in Minimal Folding Pathways Ali induce dominant pathway mechanisms in protein folding. Citation: Mohazab AR, Plotkin SS (2013) Polymer Uncrossing and Knotting in Protein Folding, and Their Role in Minimal Folding Pathways. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53642

  12. Protein folding using contact maps

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    Michele Vendruscolo; Eytan Domany

    1999-01-21

    We present the development of the idea to use dynamics in the space of contact maps as a computational approach to the protein folding problem. We first introduce two important technical ingredients, the reconstruction of a three dimensional conformation from a contact map and the Monte Carlo dynamics in contact map space. We then discuss two approximations to the free energy of the contact maps and a method to derive energy parameters based on perceptron learning. Finally we present results, first for predictions based on threading and then for energy minimization of crambin and of a set of 6 immunoglobulins. The main result is that we proved that the two simple approximations we studied for the free energy are not suitable for protein folding. Perspectives are discussed in the last section.

  13. Kinematic Peculiarities of Gould Belt Stars

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    Vadim V. Bobylev

    2005-12-22

    We analyzed the space velocities of Gould Belt stars younger than 125 Myr located at heliocentric distances Belt by assuming the existence of a single kinematic center whose direction was found to be the following: $l_\\circ=128^\\circ$ and $R_\\circ=150$ pc. The linear velocities reach their maximum at a distance of $\\approx300$ pc from the center and are -6 km s$^{-1}$ for the rotation (whose direction coincides with the Galactic rotation) and +4 km s$^{-1}$ for the expansion. The stellar rotation model used here is shown to give a more faithful description of the observed velocity field than the linear model based on the Oort constants $A_G$ and $B_G$. We present evidence that the young clusters $\\beta$ Pic, Tuc/HorA, and TWA belong to the Gould Belt structure.

  14. Pulsar radiation belts and transient radio emission

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    Q. Luo; D. B. Melrose

    2007-04-22

    It is proposed that radiation belts similar to the ones in the planetary magnetosphere can exist for a pulsar with a relatively long period and a strong magnetic field. In the belts located in the closed field line region near the light cylinder relativistic pairs are trapped and maintained at a density substantially higher than the local Goldreich-Julian corotation density. The trapped plasma can be supplied and replenished by either direct injection of relativistic pairs from acceleration of externally-supplied particles in a dormant outer gap or in situ ionization of the accreted neutral material in the trapping region. The radiation belts can be disrupted by waves that are excited in the region as the result of plasma instabilities or emitted from the surface due to starquakes or stellar oscillations. The disruption can cause an intermittent particle precipitation toward the star producing radio bursts. It is suggested that such bursts may be seen as rotating radio transients (RRATs).

  15. International Space Environment Conference 2001 Radiation Belt Science and Technology

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    Chan, Anthony Arthur

    International Space Environment Conference 2001 Radiation Belt Science and Technology July 23 devoted to advancing our understanding of Earth's space environment and its effects on technology-27, 2001, Queenstown, New Zealand The International Space Environment Conference 2001: Radiation Belt

  16. Folding pathway of a lattice model for protein folding Vijay S. Pande1

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    Croquette, Vincent

    Folding pathway of a lattice model for protein folding Vijay S. Pande1 and Daniel S. Rokhsar1 principles that describe protein folding, then one might expect them to apply to simplified models

  17. Investigating Protein Folding and Function by Manipulating Rare and Partially-Folded Conformations

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    Horner, Geoffrey Ashworth

    2010-01-01

    Are there pathways for protein folding. J Chim Phys, 1968.p. Dobson, C.M. , Protein folding and misfolding. Nature,Bai, Y. , et al. , Protein folding intermediates: native-

  18. Investigating Protein Folding and Function by Manipulating Rare and Partially-Folded Conformations

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    Horner, Geoffrey Ashworth

    2010-01-01

    Z. Zhou, and Y. Bai, A protein folding pathway with multipleintermediate state in protein folding by a hydrophobicAre there pathways for protein folding. J Chim Phys, 1968.

  19. Stored energy in conveyor belts - managing the risks

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    Goldbeck, L.J.

    2006-11-15

    Employees need to know the dangers of working around conveyors. Safety training on belt tension is discussed. 3 figs.

  20. Poludnista Dorsa, Venus: History and context of a deformation belt

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    Hansen, Vicki

    Poludnista Dorsa, Venus: History and context of a deformation belt D. A. Young and V. L. Hansen is combined with altimetry data test models of deformation belt evolution in Venus's lowlands. Poludnista Dorsa, a complex 2000-km-long deformation belt, is highly segmented and broadly time transgressive. Long

  1. Visible and Infrared Photometry of Fourteen Kuiper Belt Objects

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    Davies, John Keith

    Visible and Infrared Photometry of Fourteen Kuiper Belt Objects John K. Davies Joint Astronomy\\GammaJ colors of 14 Kuiper Belt objects using new infrared (J) data combined, in most cases, with simultaneous. Kuiper Belt objects exhibit a wide range of V\\GammaJ colors but there is no correlation with heliocentric

  2. Gears and Belt Drives for Non-Uniform Transmission

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    Nawratil, Georg

    Gears and Belt Drives for Non-Uniform Transmission Hellmuth Stachel Abstract Ordinarily, gears and belt drives are used for uniform transmission of rotations between parallel axes. Here we focus. Concerning belt drives, we study their relation to tooth profiles and focus on `strict' cases which work

  3. Forming the Kuiper Belt by the Outward Transport of Objects

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    Levison, Harold F.

    Forming the Kuiper Belt by the Outward Transport of Objects During Neptune's Migration Harold F la C^ote d'Azur, Nice, France To appear in Nature #12;Page 2 The `dynamically cold Kuiper belt unless the cold Kuiper belt originally contained tens of Earth-masses of solids. While several mechanisms

  4. Thesis Proposal Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron (EMIC) Waves for Radiation Belt

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Thesis Proposal Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron (EMIC) Waves for Radiation Belt Remediation particles of the Van Allen belts coming from cosmic rays, solar storms, high altitude nuclear explosions regions, as well as an obstacle to exploration and development of space technologies. The "Radiation Belt

  5. Setting confidence belts Byron P. Roe and Michael B. Woodroofe

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    Woodroofe, Michael B.

    Setting confidence belts Byron P. Roe and Michael B. Woodroofe Department of Physics (B credible belts for the mean of a Poisson distribution in the presence of a background the Bayesian framework, these belts are optimal. The credible limits are then examined from a frequentist point

  6. THE KUIPER BELT AND ITS PRIMORDIAL SCULPTING A. MORBIDELLI

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    Brown, Michael E.

    THE KUIPER BELT AND ITS PRIMORDIAL SCULPTING A. MORBIDELLI Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice the structure of the Kuiper belt as it can be inferred from the first decade of observations. In particular, we that the belt has lost its pristine structure of a dynamically cold proto- planetary disk. Understanding how

  7. Bulk Acoustic Resonator Based on Piezoelectric ZnO Belts

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Bulk Acoustic Resonator Based on Piezoelectric ZnO Belts Brent A. Buchine, William L. Hughes, F, a bulk acoustic resonator based on ZnO belts is demonstrated. This device shows a great deal of promise-like geometry, making them ideal candidates as SMR, FBAR, and beam resonators.13 However, handling belts can

  8. Forming the Kuiper Belt by the Outward Transport of Objects

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    Levison, Harold F.

    Forming the Kuiper Belt by the Outward Transport of Objects During Neptune's Migration Harold F + Observatoire de la Câ??ote d'Azur, Nice, France To appear in Nature #12; Page 2 The `dynamically cold Kuiper belt unless the cold Kuiper belt originally contained tens of Earth­masses of solids. While several mechanisms

  9. Gears and belt drives for non-uniform transmission

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    Nawratil, Georg

    Gears and belt drives for non-uniform transmission Hellmuth Stachel stachel of gearing 2. Non-uniform belt drives 3. On the existence of strict non-uniform belt drives EUCOMES08. Finsterwalder's principle of gearing The driving wheel 1 rotates about O1 through 1, the out-put wheel 2 rotates

  10. THE PLANE OF THE KUIPER BELT Michael E. Brown

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    Brown, Michael E.

    THE PLANE OF THE KUIPER BELT Michael E. Brown Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences of the Kuiper belt. The derived plane has an inclination with respect to the ecliptic of 1 .86 and an ascending node of 81 .6, with a 1 error in pole position of the plane of 0 .37. The plane of the Kuiper belt

  11. The largest Kuiper belt objects Michael E. Brown

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    Brown, Michael E.

    The largest Kuiper belt objects Michael E. Brown California Institute of Technology ABSTRACT While for the first decade of the study of the Kuiper belt, a gap existed between the sizes of the relatively small and faint Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) that were being studied and the largest known KBO, Pluto, recent years

  12. Statistical Methods for Detecting Stellar Occultations by Kuiper Belt Objects

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    Rice, John

    Statistical Methods for Detecting Stellar Occultations by Kuiper Belt Objects: the Taiwanese in the Kuiper Belt, by measuring the rate of occultations of stars by these objects, using an array of three of the solar system. This belt is the source of most short­period comets, those with periods of 200 years

  13. Certification Program SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT at Kolkata

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    Certification Program for SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT at Kolkata 20th to 24th January 2015. A participant will be declared as certified Green Belt only after passing the GB certification test with minimum 70% marks, and a candidate will be issued a Green Belt Certificate. 11. Any candidate failing

  14. Simultaneous alignment and folding of protein sequences

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    Waldispuhl, Jerome

    Accurate comparative analysis tools for low-homology proteins remains a difficult challenge in computational biology, especially sequence alignment and consensus folding problems. We presentpartiFold-Align, the first ...

  15. Topology to geometry in protein folding: -Lactoglobulin

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    Berry, R. Stephen

    Topology to geometry in protein folding: -Lactoglobulin Ariel Ferna´ndez* , Andre´s Colubri , and R angles and at the -carbon atoms of the peptide backbone dominate protein folding. Next in importance

  16. Introduzione alle Proteine e al Protein Folding

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    Giannozzi, Paolo

    Chapter 4 Introduzione alle Proteine e al Protein Folding 4.1 Proteine: propriet`a strutturali Le protein folding `e il cosiddetto modello HP, nel quale a ogni amino acido `e assegnata l'etichetta di

  17. Colors of Kuiper Belt objects : the relationship between KBO colors and Kuiper Belt plane inclination

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    Kane, Julia Frances

    2006-01-01

    A large population of small, icy bodies orbits the sun just beyond Neptune, known as the Kuiper Belt. These objects, thought to be the progenitors of short period comets, could provide a sample of primordial material in ...

  18. Six Sigma Black Belts Fight For Quality

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    Vardeman, Stephen B.

    Six Sigma Black Belts Fight For Quality Ron Scott Ross Finnestad Rodney Kalsow IE 361 mini-paper 9/22/00 #12;Six Sigma is a breakthrough management strategy that is revolutionizing the world's top corporations. So what is Six Sigma? "It is a business process that allows companies to drastically improve

  19. Leinhardt et al.: Collisions in the Kuiper Belt 195 Physical Effects of Collisions in the Kuiper Belt

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    Stewart, Sarah T.

    Leinhardt et al.: Collisions in the Kuiper Belt 195 195 Physical Effects of Collisions in the Kuiper Belt Zoë M. Leinhardt and Sarah T. Stewart Harvard University Peter H. Schultz Brown University Collisions are a major modification process over the history of the Kuiper belt. Recent work illuminates

  20. Simultaneous Alignment and Folding of Protein Sequences

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    Will, Sebastian

    Simultaneous Alignment and Folding of Protein Sequences J´er^ome Waldisp¨uhl1,2 , Charles W. O-homology proteins. In this work, we present partiFold-Align, the first algorithm for simultaneous alignment and consensus folding of unaligned protein sequences; the algorithm's complexity is poly- nomial in time

  1. UNCORRECTED 3 Protein folding: Then and now

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    Dokholyan, Nikolay V.

    UNCORRECTED PROOF 1 2 Review 3 Protein folding: Then and now 4 Yiwen Chen 1 , Feng Ding 1 , Huifen 8 9 Abstract 10 Over the past three decades the protein folding field has undergone monumental changes. Originally a purely academic question, how 11 a protein folds has now become vital

  2. 272 Dispatch Protein folding: Chaperones get Hip

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    Craig, Elizabeth A

    272 Dispatch Protein folding: Chaperones get Hip Thomas Ziegelhoffer, Jill L. Johnson and Elizabeth the complexity of the Hsp70 `chaperone machine' that mediates early steps of protein folding in cells. Address of protein folding and translocation through their ability to recognize non-native conformations of proteins

  3. Approximate Inference and Protein-Folding

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    Weiss, Yair

    Approximate Inference and Protein-Folding Chen Yanover and Yair Weiss School of Computer Science Side-chain prediction is an important subtask in the protein-folding problem. We show that #12;nding algorithms, including a widely used protein-folding software (SCWRL). 1 Introduction Inference in graphical

  4. Atomistic Protein Folding Simulations on the

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    Atomistic Protein Folding Simulations on the Submillisecond Time Scale Using Worldwide Distributed Abstract: Atomistic simulations of protein folding have the potential to be a great complement. Biopolymers 68: 91­109, 2003 Keywords: atomistic protein folding; microsecond time scale; computer hardware

  5. EXPLORING PROTEIN FOLDING TRAJECTORIES USING GEOMETRIC SPANNERS

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    Guibas, Leonidas J.

    EXPLORING PROTEIN FOLDING TRAJECTORIES USING GEOMETRIC SPANNERS D. RUSSEL and L. GUIBAS Computer of secondary and tertiary structures as the protein folds. 1 Introduction There has been extensive work understanding of protein folding by studying their ensemble behaviors. Most currently used methods

  6. Protein folding: not just another optimization

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    Karplus, Kevin

    Protein folding: not just another optimization problem Kevin Karplus karplus of California, Santa Cruz protein-folding: not just opt ­ p.1/68 #12;Outline of Talk What is Bioinformatics initio" methods Contact prediction protein-folding: not just opt ­ p.2/68 #12;What is Bioinformatics

  7. Protein-Folding Dynamics: Overview of Molecular

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    Protein-Folding Dynamics: Overview of Molecular Simulation Techniques Harold A. Scheraga, Mey folding in silico. Although just a few years ago the dynamic be- havior of a protein molecule could models of proteins now make it possible to study protein- folding pathways from completely unfolded

  8. Using Motion Planning to Map Protein Folding Landscapes and Analyze Folding Kinetics of Known Native Structures*

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    Istrail, Sorin

    Using Motion Planning to Map Protein Folding Landscapes and Analyze Folding Kinetics of Known technique to study protein folding pathways of several small proteins and obtained encouraging results. In this pa- per, we describe how our motion planning framework can be used to study protein folding kinetics

  9. Protein Folding Trajectories Analysis: Summarization, Event Detection and Consensus Partial Folding Pathway

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    Yang, Hui

    Protein Folding Trajectories Analysis: Summarization, Event Detection and Consensus Partial Folding in protein folding trajectories. We pro- pose an approach that employs the simplicity of contact maps and po- tentially cure diseases caused by misfolding. The protein folding problem is therefore one

  10. Computational investigations of folded self-avoiding walks related to protein folding

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Computational investigations of folded self-avoiding walks related to protein folding Jacques M, protein folding, protein structure prediction 1. Introduction Self-avoiding walks (SAWs) have been studied, 9], authors of this manuscript have investigated some dynamic protein folding models. They have

  11. A review of recent advances in ab initio protein folding by the Folding@home project

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    A review of recent advances in ab initio protein folding by the Folding@home project William Ito molecular simulations of protein folding. Thanks to engineering innovations like a Graphical Processing Unit power, allowing it to simulate longer and more complex protein folding mechanisms than ever before

  12. Topological Solitons and Folded Proteins

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    M. N. Chernodub; Shuangwei Hu; Antti J. Niemi

    2010-03-23

    We propose that protein loops can be interpreted as topological domain-wall solitons. They interpolate between ground states that are the secondary structures like alpha-helices and beta-strands. Entire proteins can then be folded simply by assembling the solitons together, one after another. We present a simple theoretical model that realizes our proposal and apply it to a number of biologically active proteins including 1VII, 2RB8, 3EBX (Protein Data Bank codes). In all the examples that we have considered we are able to construct solitons that reproduce secondary structural motifs such as alpha-helix-loop-alpha-helix and beta-sheet-loop-beta-sheet with an overall root-mean-square-distance accuracy of around 0.7 Angstrom or less for the central alpha-carbons, i.e. within the limits of current experimental accuracy.

  13. Protein-Folding Landscapes in Multi-Chain Systems

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    Cellmer, Troy; Bratko, Dusan; Prausnitz, John M.; Blanch, Harvey

    2005-01-01

    a common approach to studying protein folding in isolationto investigate protein folding in the presence of multipleProtein-Folding Landscapes in Multi-Chain Systems Major

  14. On the rough folding landscape of green fluorescent protein

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    Andrews, Benjamin Thomas

    2008-01-01

    W. A. (2004). The protein folding 'speed limit'. CurrentG. (1997). Theory of protein folding: the energy landscapeenergy landscape of protein folding: a synthesis. Proteins

  15. Protein-folding via divide-and-conquer optimization

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    Oliva, Ricardo; Crivelli, Silvia; Meza, Juan

    2004-01-01

    Protein-folding vianumerical optimization Protein folding via divide-and-premise brings the protein-folding problem into the realm of

  16. Extending the theoretical framework of protein folding dynamics

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    Yang, Sichun

    2006-01-01

    Stochastic Dynamics on a Protein Folding Energy Landscape .and J. N. Onuchic. Protein folding funnels: kinetic pathwaysthe energy landscape of protein folding. Proteins: Struct.

  17. Elucidating amyloid ?-protein folding and assembly: A multidisciplinary approach

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    2006-01-01

    dynamics approach to protein folding and aggregation.study of amyloid ?-protein folding and oligomerization.nucleation of amyloid ?-protein folding. Proc. Natl. Acad.

  18. Folding amphipathic helices into membranes: Amphiphilicity trumps hydrophobicity

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    Fernández-Vidal, Mónica; Jayasinghe, Sajith; Ladokhin, Alexey S; White, Stephen H

    2007-01-01

    C. (1999). Membrane protein folding and stability: PhysicalA. S. & Hristova, K. (1998). Protein folding in membranes:Mutational analysis of protein folding and stability. In

  19. On the rough folding landscape of green fluorescent protein

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    Andrews, Benjamin Thomas

    2008-01-01

    H. (2008). Understanding protein folding: small proteins inmultiple pathways of protein folding. Chem Biol 2, 255-60.Polymer principles and protein folding. Protein Sci 8, 1166-

  20. Intermediates and the folding of proteins L and G

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    Brown, Scott; Head-Gordon, Teresa

    2008-01-01

    unifying mechanism for protein folding? [Review]. Trends incoordinate for protein folding. Journal of Chemical PhysicsIntermediates can accelerate protein folding. Proceedings of

  1. Extending the theoretical framework of protein folding dynamics

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    Yang, Sichun

    2006-01-01

    Stochastic Dynamics on a Protein Folding Energy Landscape .and J. N. Onuchic. Protein folding funnels: kinetic pathwaysand T. Head-Gordon. Protein folding by distributed computing

  2. The Kuiper Belt and Other Debris Disks

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    David Jewitt; Amaya Moro-Martín; Pedro Lacerda

    2008-08-24

    We discuss the current knowledge of the Solar system, focusing on bodies in the outer regions, on the information they provide concerning Solar system formation, and on the possible relationships that may exist between our system and the debris disks of other stars. Beyond the domains of the Terrestrial and giant planets, the comets in the Kuiper belt and the Oort cloud preserve some of our most pristine materials. The Kuiper belt, in particular, is a collisional dust source and a scientific bridge to the dusty "debris disks" observed around many nearby main-sequence stars. Study of the Solar system provides a level of detail that we cannot discern in the distant disks while observations of the disks may help to set the Solar system in proper context.

  3. Kuiper Belt evolution due to dynamical friction

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    A. Del Popolo; E. Spedicato; M. Gambera

    1999-05-04

    In this paper we study the role of dynamical friction on the evolution of a population of large objects ($m>10^{22}$ g) at heliocentric distances $>70$ AU in the Kuiper Belt. We show that the already flat distribution of these objects must flatten further due to non-spherically symmetric distribution of matter in the Kuiper Belt. Moreover the dynamical drag, produced by dynamical friction, causes objects of masses $\\geq 10^{24} g$ to lose angular momentum and to fall through more central regions in a timescale $\\approx 10^9 yr$. This mechanism is able to transport inwards objects of the size of Pluto, supposing it was created beyond 50 AU, according to a Stern & Colwell's (1997b) suggestion.

  4. QUAOAR: A ROCK IN THE KUIPER BELT

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    Fraser, Wesley C.; Brown, Michael E. [Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, MC 150-21. 1200 E. California Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2010-05-10

    Here we report Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 observations of the Quaoar-Weywot Kuiper Belt binary. From these observations, we find that Weywot is on an elliptical orbit with an eccentricity of 0.14 {+-} 0.04, a period of 12.438 {+-} 0.005 days, and a semimajor axis of 1.45 {+-} 0.08 x 10{sup 4} km. The orbit reveals a surprisingly high-Quaoar-Weywot system mass of (1.6 {+-} 0.3) x 10{sup 21} kg. Using the surface properties of the Uranian and Neptunian satellites as a proxy for Quaoar's surface, we reanalyze the size estimate from Brown and Trujillo. We find, from a mean of available published size estimates, a diameter for Quaoar of 890 {+-} 70 km. We find Quaoar's density to be {rho} = 4.2 {+-} 1.3gcm{sup -3}, possibly the highest density in the Kuiper Belt.

  5. Feasibility study of heavy oil recovery in the Appalachian, Black Warrior, Illinois, and Michigan basins

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    Olsen, D.K.; Rawn-Schatzinger, V.; Ramzel, E.B.

    1992-07-01

    This report is one of a series of publications assessing the feasibility of increasing domestic heavy oil production. Each report covers select areas of the United States. The Appalachian, Black Warrior, Illinois, and Michigan basins cover most of the depositional basins in the Midwest and Eastern United States. These basins produce sweet, paraffinic light oil and are considered minor heavy oil (10{degrees} to 20{degrees} API gravity or 100 to 100,000 cP viscosity) producers. Heavy oil occurs in both carbonate and sandstone reservoirs of Paleozoic Age along the perimeters of the basins in the same sediments where light oil occurs. The oil is heavy because escape of light ends, water washing of the oil, and biodegradation of the oil have occurred over million of years. The Appalachian, Black Warrior, Illinois, and Michigan basins' heavy oil fields have produced some 450,000 bbl of heavy oil of an estimated 14,000,000 bbl originally in place. The basins have been long-term, major light-oil-producing areas and are served by an extensive pipeline network connected to refineries designed to process light sweet and with few exceptions limited volumes of sour or heavy crude oils. Since the light oil is principally paraffinic, it commands a higher price than the asphaltic heavy crude oils of California. The heavy oil that is refined in the Midwest and Eastern US is imported and refined at select refineries. Imports of crude of all grades accounts for 37 to >95% of the oil refined in these areas. Because of the nature of the resource, the Appalachian, Black Warrior, Illinois and Michigan basins are not expected to become major heavy oil producing areas. The crude oil collection system will continue to degrade as light oil production declines. The demand for crude oil will increase pipeline and tanker transport of imported crude to select large refineries to meet the areas' liquid fuels needs.

  6. Feasibility study of heavy oil recovery in the Appalachian, Black Warrior, Illinois, and Michigan basins

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    Olsen, D.K.; Rawn-Schatzinger, V.; Ramzel, E.B.

    1992-07-01

    This report is one of a series of publications assessing the feasibility of increasing domestic heavy oil production. Each report covers select areas of the United States. The Appalachian, Black Warrior, Illinois, and Michigan basins cover most of the depositional basins in the Midwest and Eastern United States. These basins produce sweet, paraffinic light oil and are considered minor heavy oil (10{degrees} to 20{degrees} API gravity or 100 to 100,000 cP viscosity) producers. Heavy oil occurs in both carbonate and sandstone reservoirs of Paleozoic Age along the perimeters of the basins in the same sediments where light oil occurs. The oil is heavy because escape of light ends, water washing of the oil, and biodegradation of the oil have occurred over million of years. The Appalachian, Black Warrior, Illinois, and Michigan basins` heavy oil fields have produced some 450,000 bbl of heavy oil of an estimated 14,000,000 bbl originally in place. The basins have been long-term, major light-oil-producing areas and are served by an extensive pipeline network connected to refineries designed to process light sweet and with few exceptions limited volumes of sour or heavy crude oils. Since the light oil is principally paraffinic, it commands a higher price than the asphaltic heavy crude oils of California. The heavy oil that is refined in the Midwest and Eastern US is imported and refined at select refineries. Imports of crude of all grades accounts for 37 to >95% of the oil refined in these areas. Because of the nature of the resource, the Appalachian, Black Warrior, Illinois and Michigan basins are not expected to become major heavy oil producing areas. The crude oil collection system will continue to degrade as light oil production declines. The demand for crude oil will increase pipeline and tanker transport of imported crude to select large refineries to meet the areas` liquid fuels needs.

  7. Chaotic Diffusion of Resonant Kuiper Belt Objects

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    Matthew S. Tiscareno; Renu Malhotra

    2009-07-06

    We carried out extensive numerical orbit integrations to probe the long-term chaotic dynamics of the two strongest mean motion resonances of Neptune in the Kuiper belt, the 3:2 (Plutinos) and 2:1 (Twotinos). Our primary results include a computation of the relative volumes of phase space characterized by large- and small-resonance libration amplitudes, and maps of resonance stability measured by mean chaotic diffusion rate. We find that Neptune's 2:1 resonance has weaker overall long-term stability than the 3:2 -- only ~15% of Twotinos are projected to survive for 4 Gyr, compared to ~27% of Plutinos, based on an extrapolation from our 1-Gyr integrations. We find that Pluto has only a modest effect, causing a ~4% decrease in the Plutino population that survives to 4 Gyr. Given current observational estimates, and assuming an initial distribution of particles proportional to the local phase space volume in the resonance, we conclude that the primordial populations of Plutinos and Twotinos formerly made up more than half the population of the classical and resonant Kuiper Belt. We also conclude that Twotinos were originally nearly as numerous as Plutinos; this is consistent with predictions from early models of smooth giant planet migration and resonance sweeping of the Kuiper Belt, and provides a useful constraint for more detailed models.

  8. Protein Vivisection Reveals Elusive Intermediates in Folding

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    Zheng, Zhongzhou; Sosnick, Tobin R. (UC)

    2010-05-25

    Although most folding intermediates escape detection, their characterization is crucial to the elucidation of folding mechanisms. Here, we outline a powerful strategy to populate partially unfolded intermediates: A buried aliphatic residue is substituted with a charged residue (e.g., Leu {yields} Glu{sup -}) to destabilize and unfold a specific region of the protein. We applied this strategy to ubiquitin, reversibly trapping a folding intermediate in which the {beta}5-strand is unfolded. The intermediate refolds to a native-like structure upon charge neutralization under mildly acidic conditions. Characterization of the trapped intermediate using NMR and hydrogen exchange methods identifies a second folding intermediate and reveals the order and free energies of the two major folding events on the native side of the rate-limiting step. This general strategy may be combined with other methods and have broad applications in the study of protein folding and other reactions that require trapping of high-energy states.

  9. STUDY CITIES IN THE TEXAS SAFETY BELT OBSERVATIONAL SURVEY CONDUCTED BY TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE

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    STUDY CITIES IN THE TEXAS SAFETY BELT OBSERVATIONAL SURVEY CONDUCTED BY TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE #12;2010 SAFETY BELT USE BY CITY #12;2010 Safety Belt Use In the 18 Texas Cities City Total N Observed % Restrained Total Driver N % Belt Use Total Passenger N % Belt Use Abilene Amarillo Austin

  10. DMBC: Web Planning & Layouts Above the Fold

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    Stowell, Michael

    DMBC: Web Planning & Layouts Above the Fold · Website width · Website Height · Important content · From an Image Web Layouts Photoshop · Canvas Size · Guide Lines · Shapes #12;· Text (Lorem Ipsum

  11. Statewide Estimate of 2011 Safety Belt Use in Texas

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    Statewide Estimate of 2011 Safety Belt Use in Texas All Passenger Vehicles Passenger Cars Pickups Front Seat--Estimated Safety Belt Use Standard Error Lower 95% confidence limit Upper 95% confidence limit 93.68 2.31 89.15 98.21 94.67 2.28 90.20 99.14 90.81 2.33 86.24 95.38 Driver--Estimated Safety Belt

  12. New compounds will help coal operators comply with BELT standards

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    NONE

    2009-04-15

    US coal producers will soon have a new set of conveyor belting standards, which are currently proposed as a rulemaking by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), to bring higher levels of resistance to propagation of fire by a secondary source. The new test being put into effect is known as a Belt Evaluation Laboratory Test (BELT). The article, submitted by Fenner Dunlop, discusses the company's testing procedures and the development of conveyors to comply with regulations. 2 photos.

  13. Geologic Setting of the Central Alaskan Hot Springs Belt: Implications...

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    the Central Alaskan Hot Springs Belt: Implications for Geothermal Resource Capacity and Sustainable Energy Production Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to...

  14. Magnetic refrigeration apparatus with belt of ferro or paramagnetic material

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    Barclay, J.A.; Stewart, W.F.; Henke, M.D.; Kalash, K.E.

    1986-04-03

    A magnetic refrigerator operating in the 12 to 77 K range utilizes a belt which carries ferromagnetic or paramagnetic material and which is disposed in a loop which passes through the center of a solenoidal magnet to achieve cooling. The magnetic material carried by the belt, which can be blocks in frames of a linked belt, can be a mixture of substances with different Curie temperatures arranged such that the Curie temperatures progressively increase from one edge of the belt to the other. This magnetic refrigerator can be used to cool and liquefy hydrogen or other fluids.

  15. Magnetic refrigeration apparatus with belt of ferro or paramagnetic material

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    Barclay, John A. (Madison, WI); Stewart, Walter F. (Marshall, WI); Henke, Michael D. (Los Alamos, NM); Kalash, Kenneth E. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1987-01-01

    A magnetic refrigerator operating in the 12 to 77K range utilizes a belt which carries ferromagnetic or paramagnetic material and which is disposed in a loop which passes through the center of a solenoidal magnet to achieve cooling. The magnetic material carried by the belt, which can be blocks in frames of a linked belt, can be a mixture of substances with different Curie temperatures arranged such that the Curie temperatures progressively increase from one edge of the belt to the other. This magnetic refrigerator can be used to cool and liquefy hydrogen or other fluids.

  16. COLORS OF INNER DISK CLASSICAL KUIPER BELT OBJECTS

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    Romanishin, W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019 (United States); Tegler, S. C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 (United States); Consolmagno, G. J., E-mail: wromanishin@ou.ed, E-mail: Stephen.Tegler@nau.ed, E-mail: gjc@specola.v [Vatican Observatory, Specola Vaticana, V-00120 (Vatican City State, Holy See)

    2010-07-15

    We present new optical broadband colors, obtained with the Keck 1 and Vatican Advanced Technology telescopes, for six objects in the inner classical Kuiper Belt. Objects in the inner classical Kuiper Belt are of interest as they may represent the surviving members of the primordial Kuiper Belt that formed interior to the current position of the 3:2 resonance with Neptune, the current position of the plutinos, or, alternatively, they may be objects formed at a different heliocentric distance that were then moved to their present locations. The six new colors, combined with four previously published, show that the ten inner belt objects with known colors form a neutral clump and a reddish clump in B-R color. Nonparametric statistical tests show no significant difference between the B-R color distribution of the inner disk objects compared to the color distributions of Centaurs, plutinos, or scattered disk objects. However, the B-R color distribution of the inner classical Kuiper Belt Objects does differ significantly from the distribution of colors in the cold (low inclination) main classical Kuiper Belt. The cold main classical objects are predominately red, while the inner classical belt objects are a mixture of neutral and red. The color difference may reveal the existence of a gradient in the composition and/or surface processing history in the primordial Kuiper Belt, or indicate that the inner disk objects are not dynamically analogous to the cold main classical belt objects.

  17. INNOVATIVE METHODOLOGY FOR DETECTION OF FRACTURE-CONTROLLED SWEET SPOTS IN THE NORTHERN APPALACHIAN BASION

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    Rober Jacobi

    2006-05-31

    During this reporting period, Fortuna retrieved the first oriented horizontal core from the Trenton/Black River in the northern Appalachian Basin. The core came from central New York State, the ''hottest'' play in the Appalachian Basin. A complete well log suite was also collected in the horizontal hole, including an FMI log. After reassembling the core sections, and orienting the core, we analyzed the whole core before it was cut for full-diameter core analyses (e.g., permeability) and before the core was split, in order that we did not miss any features that may be lost during cutting. We recognized and mapped along the core 43 stylolites, 99 veins and several large partially filled vugs. Kinematic indicators suggest multiple phases of strike-slip motion. Master-abutting relationships at intersections (primarily determined from which feature ''cuts'' which other feature) show three stages of stylolite growth: sub horizontal, nearly vertical, and steeply dipping. These development stages reflect vertical loading, tectonic horizontal loading, and finally oblique loading. Hydrothermal dolomite veins cut and are cut by all three stages of the stylolites. A set of horizontal veins indicates vertical unloading. Analyses of the core will continue, as well as the well logs.

  18. Alleghanian development of the Goat Rock fault zone, southernmost Appalachians: Temporal compatibility with the master decollement

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    Steltenpohl, M.G. (Auburn Univ., AL (United States)); Goldberg, S.A. (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (United States)); Hanley, T.B. (Columbus College, GA (United States)); Kunk, M.J. (Geological Survey, Reston, VA (United States))

    1992-09-01

    The Goat Rock and associated Bartletts Ferry fault zones, which mark the eastern margin of the Pine Mountain Grenville basement massif, are controversial due to the suggestion that they are rare exposed segments of the late Paleozoic southern Appalachian master decollement. The controversy in part stems from reported middle Paleozoic (Acadian) radiometric dates postulated as the time of movement along these fault zones. Ultramylonite samples from the type area at Goat Rock Dam yield a 287 [plus minus] 15 Ma Rb-Sr isochron interpreted as the time of Sr isotopic rehomgenization during mylonitization. This date is corroborated by Late Pennsylvanian-Early Permian [sup 40]Ar/[sup 39]Ar mineral ages on hornblende (297-288 Ma) and muscovite (285-278 Ma) from neomineralized and dynamically recrystallized rocks within and straddling the fault zone. These Late Pennsylvanian-Early Permian dates indicate the time of right-slip movement (Alleghenian) along the Goat Rock fault zone, which is compatible with the timing suggested by COCORP for thrusting along the southern Appalachian master decollement.

  19. 62 Journal of Student Research in Environmental Science at Appalachian Site Suitability Analysis for a Solar Farm

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    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    , significantly adding to the cost. 1.2 Concentrated Solar Power Concentrated solar power systems, also known solar power sys- tems; however they remain more costly and less #12;Volume 4, 1st Edition · Spring 2014 for a Solar Farm in Watauga County, NC Marcus McKinney Environmental Science Program, Appalachian State

  20. Rates of low-pH biological Fe(II) oxidation in the Appalachian Bituminous Coal Basin and the Iberian Pyrite Belt

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    Burgos, William

    with metal mining, such as the Berkley Pit in Montana(Gammons et al., 2010; Pellicori et al., 2005), Iron(II) oxidation can be exploited for the treatment of acid mine drainage (AMD). However, nat- ural or engineered terraced iron formations (TIFs) are underutilized for AMD treatment because of uncer- tainties with respect

  1. Insights into fold growth using fold-related joint patterns and mechanical stratigraphy

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    Savage, Heather M.

    Insights into fold growth using fold-related joint patterns and mechanical stratigraphy Heather M Available online 17 September 2010 Keywords: Sheep Mountain Anticline Joint pattern Mechanical stratigraphy, we integrate mechanical stratigraphy with joint pattern analysis to determine relative timing

  2. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN FOLDING KINETICS

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    Dinner, Aaron

    STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN FOLDING KINETICS AARON R. DINNER New Chemistry Laboratory for Protein Folding: Advances in Chemical Physics, Volume 120. Edited by Richard A. Friesner. Series Editors Experimental and theoretical studies have led to the emergence of a unified general mechanism for protein

  3. Thermodynamics of Protein Folding Erik Sandelin

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    Sandelin, Erik

    Thermodynamics of Protein Folding and Design Erik Sandelin Department of Theoretical Physics Lund Sölvegatan 14A 223 62 LUND September 2000 Erik Sandelin Thermodynamics of Protein Folding and Design sequence-independent local interactions which are found to strongly influence the thermodynamics

  4. Control of folding by gravity and matrix thickness: Implications for large-scale folding

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    Podladchikov, Yuri

    and the Zagros Mountains but does control folding in central Asia. Applicability conditions of viscous and thin

  5. Fan-fold shielded electrical leads

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    Rohatgi, R.R.; Cowan, T.E.

    1996-06-11

    Disclosed are fan-folded electrical leads made from copper cladded Kapton, for example, with the copper cladding on one side serving as a ground plane and the copper cladding on the other side being etched to form the leads. The Kapton is fan folded with the leads located at the bottom of the fan-folds. Electrical connections are made by partially opening the folds of the fan and soldering, for example, the connections directly to the ground plane and/or the lead. The fan folded arrangement produces a number of advantages, such as electrically shielding the leads from the environment, is totally non-magnetic, and has a very low thermal conductivity, while being easy to fabricate. 3 figs.

  6. Cooperative Tertiary Interaction Network Guides RNA Folding

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    Behrouzi, Reza; Roh, Joon Ho; Kilburn, Duncan; Briber, R.M.; Woodson, Sarah A.

    2013-04-08

    Noncoding RNAs form unique 3D structures, which perform many regulatory functions. To understand how RNAs fold uniquely despite a small number of tertiary interaction motifs, we mutated the major tertiary interactions in a group I ribozyme by single-base substitutions. The resulting perturbations to the folding energy landscape were measured using SAXS, ribozyme activity, hydroxyl radical footprinting, and native PAGE. Double- and triple-mutant cycles show that most tertiary interactions have a small effect on the stability of the native state. Instead, the formation of core and peripheral structural motifs is cooperatively linked in near-native folding intermediates, and this cooperativity depends on the native helix orientation. The emergence of a cooperative interaction network at an early stage of folding suppresses nonnative structures and guides the search for the native state. We suggest that cooperativity in noncoding RNAs arose from natural selection of architectures conducive to forming a unique, stable fold.

  7. Fan-fold shielded electrical leads

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Rohatgi, Rajeev R. (Mountain View, CA); Cowan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

    1996-01-01

    Fan-folded electrical leads made from copper cladded Kapton, for example, with the copper cladding on one side serving as a ground plane and the copper cladding on the other side being etched to form the leads. The Kapton is fan folded with the leads located at the bottom of the fan-folds. Electrical connections are made by partially opening the folds of the fan and soldering, for example, the connections directly to the ground plane and/or the lead. The fan folded arrangement produces a number of advantages, such as electrically shielding the leads from the environment, is totally non-magnetic, and has a very low thermal conductivity, while being easy to fabricate.

  8. The formation of the Kuiper belt by the outward transport of

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    Morbidelli, Alessandro

    .............................................................. The formation of the Kuiper belt ............................................................................................................................................................................. The `dynamically cold Kuiper belt' consists of objects on low- inclination orbits between ,40 and ,50 AU from size unless the cold Kuiper belt originally contained tens of Earth masses of solids. Although several

  9. The albedo, size, and density of binary Kuiper Belt object (47171) 1999 TC36

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    2006-01-01

    2005. The formation of Kuiper-belt binaries through exchangeand Density of Binary Kuiper Belt Object (47171) 1999 TC 36emission of the binary Kuiper Belt Object (47171) 1999 TC 36

  10. Physical Properties of Kuiper Belt and Centaur Objects: Constraints from Spitzer Space Telescope

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    2007-01-01

    in the scattered Kuiper Belt. Astrophys. J. , 635, L97-L100.al. (2002). The binary Kuiper-belt object 1998 WW31. Nature,2005). The high-albedo Kuiper Belt object (55565) 2002 AW

  11. Using Stochastic Roadmap Simulation to Predict Experimental Quantities in Protein Folding Kinetics: Folding Rates and

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    Latombe, Jean-Claude

    Using Stochastic Roadmap Simulation to Predict Experimental Quantities in Protein Folding Kinetics for studying protein folding kinetics. It uses the recently intro- duced Stochastic Roadmap Simulation (SRS validate the SRS method and indicate its potential as a general tool for studying protein folding kinetics

  12. Euclid Asteroseismology and Kuiper Belt Objects

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    Gould, A; Stello, D

    2015-01-01

    Euclid, which is primarily a dark-energy/cosmology mission, may have a microlensing component, consisting of perhaps four dedicated one-month campaigns aimed at the Galactic bulge. We show that such a program would yield excellent auxilliary science, including asteroseimology detections for about 100,000 giant stars, and detection of about 1000 Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs), down to 2--2.5 mag below the observed break in the KBO luminosity function at I ~26. For the 400 KBOs below the break, Euclid will measure accurate orbits, with fractional period errors <~ 2.5%.

  13. SunBelt Biofuels | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-Enhancing CapacityVectren)Model for the EntireOpenSumpter,Energy GroupSunBelt Biofuels

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar EnergyLawler,CoalConcordiaConsumer ConnectionCoral Power LLC Place:PowerBelt

  15. Tolerance of combined salinity and O2 deficiency in Hordeum marinum accessions from the grain-belt of Western Australia

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    Malik1,2,3, AI; English1,2, JP; Shepherd1,4, KA; Islam2,5, AKMR; Colmer1,2, TD

    2009-01-01

    accessions from the grain-belt of Western Australia forcollected from the grain-belt of Western Australia. Single

  16. Multiple folding pathways of proteins with shallow knots and co-translational folding

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    Chwastyk, Mateusz

    2015-01-01

    We study the folding process in the shallowly knotted protein MJ0366 within two variants of a structure-based model. We observe that the resulting topological pathways are much richer than identified in previous studies. In addition to the single knot-loop events, we find novel, and dominant, two-loop mechanisms. We demonstrate that folding takes place in a range of temperatures and the conditions of most successful folding are at temperatures which are higher than those required for the fastest folding. We also demonstrate that nascent conditions are more favorable to knotting than off-ribosome folding.

  17. Visible and infrared photometry of Kuiper Belt objects: searching for evidence of trends

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    Sheppard, Scott S.

    Visible and infrared photometry of Kuiper Belt objects: searching for evidence of trends Neil Mc. © 2003 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved. Keywords: Kuiper Belt objects; Photometry; Infrared

  18. Best Practices for Rural Traffic Safety Georgia's Experience in Increasing Rural Safety Belt Use Rates

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    Minnesota, University of

    Best Practices for Rural Traffic Safety Georgia's Experience in Increasing Rural Safety Belt Use Enforcement Efforts ­ Checkpoints ­ Messages regarding Seat Belts ­ Messages regarding Rural SB Use

  19. Radiation belt electrons respond to multiple solar wind inputs

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    Radiation belt electrons respond to multiple solar wind inputs E. J. Rigler,1 M. Wiltberger,1 and D is clearly valuable from a practical standpoint, but the latter helps build confidence in any physical on the fractional or percent variance of radiation belt electron flux that can be attributed to each different solar

  20. Young Stellar Objects in the Gould Belt

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    Dunham, Michael M; Evans, Neal J; Broekhoven-Fiene, Hannah; Cieza, Lucas; Di Francesco, James; Gutermuth, Robert A; Harvey, Paul M; Hatchell, Jennifer; Heiderman, Amanda; Huard, Tracy; Johnstone, Doug; Kirk, Jason M; Matthews, Brenda C; Miller, Jennifer F; Peterson, Dawn E; Young, Kaisa E

    2015-01-01

    We present the full catalog of Young Stellar Objects (YSOs) identified in the 18 molecular clouds surveyed by the Spitzer Space Telescope "cores to disks" (c2d) and "Gould Belt" (GB) Legacy surveys. Using standard techniques developed by the c2d project, we identify 3239 candidate YSOs in the 18 clouds, 2966 of which survive visual inspection and form our final catalog of YSOs in the Gould Belt. We compile extinction corrected SEDs for all 2966 YSOs and calculate and tabulate the infrared spectral index, bolometric luminosity, and bolometric temperature for each object. We find that 326 (11%), 210 (7%), 1248 (42%), and 1182 (40%) are classified as Class 0+I, Flat-spectrum, Class II, and Class III, respectively, and show that the Class III sample suffers from an overall contamination rate by background AGB stars between 25% and 90%. Adopting standard assumptions, we derive durations of 0.40-0.78 Myr for Class 0+I YSOs and 0.26-0.50 Myr for Flat-spectrum YSOs, where the ranges encompass uncertainties in the ado...

  1. The Dynamical Evolution of the Asteroid Belt

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    Morbidelli, Alessandro; O'Brien, David P; Minton, David A; Bottke, William F

    2015-01-01

    The asteroid belt is the leftover of the original planetesimal population in the inner solar system. However, currently the asteroids have orbits with all possible values of eccentricities and inclinations compatible with long-term dynamical stability, whereas the initial planetesimal orbits should have been quasi-circular and almost co-planar. The total mass in the asteroid population is a small fraction of that existing primordially. Also, asteroids with different chemical/mineralogical properties are not ranked in an orderly manner with mean heliocentric distance as one could expect from the existence of a radial gradient of the temperature in the proto-planetary disk, but they are partially mixed. These properties show that the asteroid belt has been severely sculpted by one or a series of processes during its lifetime. This paper reviews the processes that have been proposed so far, discussing the properties that they explain and the problems that they are confronted with. Emphasis is paid to the interpl...

  2. WATER ICE IN THE KUIPER BELT

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    Brown, M. E.; Fraser, W. C. [Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Schaller, E. L., E-mail: mbrown@caltech.edu [NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, Palmdale, CA 93550 (United States)

    2012-06-15

    We examine a large collection of low-resolution near-infrared spectra of Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) and centaurs in an attempt to understand the presence of water ice in the Kuiper Belt. We find that water ice on the surface of these objects occurs in three separate manners: (1) Haumea family members uniquely show surfaces of nearly pure water ice, presumably a consequence of the fragmentation of the icy mantle of a larger differentiated proto-Haumea; (2) large objects with absolute magnitudes of H < 3 (and a limited number to H = 4.5) have surface coverings of water ice-perhaps mixed with ammonia-that appears to be related to possibly ancient cryovolcanism on these large objects; and (3) smaller KBOs and centaurs which are neither Haumea family members nor cold-classical KBOs appear to divide into two families (which we refer to as 'neutral' and 'red'), each of which is a mixture of a common nearly neutral component and either a slightly red or very red component that also includes water ice. A model suggesting that the difference between neutral and red objects due to formation in an early compact solar system either inside or outside, respectively, of the {approx}20 AU methanol evaporation line is supported by the observation that methanol is only detected on the reddest objects, which are those which would be expected to have the most of the methanol containing mixture.

  3. Mechanical Models of Fault-Related Folding

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    Johnson, A. M.

    2003-01-09

    The subject of the proposed research is fault-related folding and ground deformation. The results are relevant to oil-producing structures throughout the world, to understanding of damage that has been observed along and near earthquake ruptures, and to earthquake-producing structures in California and other tectonically-active areas. The objectives of the proposed research were to provide both a unified, mechanical infrastructure for studies of fault-related foldings and to present the results in computer programs that have graphical users interfaces (GUIs) so that structural geologists and geophysicists can model a wide variety of fault-related folds (FaRFs).

  4. Protein Folding as a Physical Stochastic Process

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    Kerson Huang

    2007-07-17

    We model protein folding as a physical stochastic process as follows. The unfolded protein chain is treated as a random coil described by SAW (self-avoiding walk). Folding is induced by hydrophobic forces and other interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, which can be taken into account by imposing conditions on SAW. The resulting model is termed CSAW (conditioned self-avoiding walk. Conceptually, the mathematical basis is a generalized Langevin equation. In practice, the model is implemented on a computer by combining SAW and Monte Carlo. To illustrate the flexibility and capabilities of the model, we consider a number of examples, including folding pathways, elastic properties, helix formation, and collective modes.

  5. Cotranslational folding of deeply knotted proteins

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    Chwastyk, Mateusz

    2015-01-01

    Proper folding of deeply knotted proteins has a very low success rate even in structure-based models which favor formation of the native contacts but have no topological bias. By employing a structure-based model, we demonstrate that cotranslational folding on a model ribosome may enhance the odds to form trefoil knots for protein YibK without any need to introduce any non-native contacts. The ribosome is represented by a repulsive wall that keeps elongating the protein. On-ribosome folding proceeds through a a slipknot conformation. We elucidate the mechanics and energetics of its formation. We show that the knotting probability in on-ribosome folding is a function of temperature and that there is an optimal temperature for the process. Our model often leads to the establishment of the native contacts without formation of the knot.

  6. Inverse Folding of RNA Pseudoknot Structures

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    Gao, James Z M; Reidys, Christian M

    2010-01-01

    Background: RNA exhibits a variety of structural configurations. Here we consider a structure to be tantamount to the noncrossing Watson-Crick and \\pairGU-base pairings (secondary structure) and additional cross-serial base pairs. These interactions are called pseudoknots and are observed across the whole spectrum of RNA functionalities. In the context of studying natural RNA structures, searching for new ribozymes and designing artificial RNA, it is of interest to find RNA sequences folding into a specific structure and to analyze their induced neutral networks. Since the established inverse folding algorithms, {\\tt RNAinverse}, {\\tt RNA-SSD} as well as {\\tt INFO-RNA} are limited to RNA secondary structures, we present in this paper the inverse folding algorithm {\\tt Inv} which can deal with 3-noncrossing, canonical pseudoknot structures. Results: In this paper we present the inverse folding algorithm {\\tt Inv}. We give a detailed analysis of {\\tt Inv}, including pseudocodes. We show that {\\tt Inv} allows to...

  7. Mutagenic effects on protein folding and stability

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    Anderson, Thomas Anthony, 1973-

    2002-01-01

    Knowing how sequence information dictates the formation of protein structure is critical for accurate prediction of structure, for de novo protein design, and for understanding protein folding and misfolding. Based on ...

  8. DMBC: Web Planning & Layouts Above the Fold

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    Stowell, Michael

    DMBC: Web Planning & Layouts Above the Fold · · Website Heig Website width ht Important content - lipsum.com) Media Placeholders g & Organization · · Triad C C S· hades · Custom F Web Layouts Photosho

  9. Fragmentation of habitats used by neotropical migratory birds in Southern Appalachians and the neotropics

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    Pearson, S.M.; Dale, V.H.; Offerman, H.L. |

    1993-12-31

    Recent declines in North American breeding populations have sparked great concern over the effects of habitat fragmentation. Neotropical migrant birds use and are influenced by two biomes during a single life span. Yet assessment of the relative importance of changes in tropical wintering areas versus temperate breeding areas is complicated by regional variation in rates and extent of habitat change. Landscape-level measurements of forest fragmentation derived from remotely-sensed data provide a means to compare the patterns of habitat modification on the wintering and breeding grounds of migrant birds. This study quantifies patterns of forest fragmentation in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and tropical Amazon and relates these patterns to the resource needs of neotropical migrant birds. Study sites were selected from remotely-sensed images to represent a range of forest fragmentation (highly fragmented landscape to continuous forest).

  10. Toward a Theory on the Stability of Protein Folding: Challenges for Folding Models

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    Walter Simmons; Joel L. Weiner

    2011-12-28

    We adopt the point of view that analysis of the stability of the protein folding process is central to understanding the underlying physics of folding. Stability of the folding process means that many perturbations do not disrupt the progress from the random coil to the native state. In this paper we explore the stability of folding using established methods from physics and mathematics. Our result is a preliminary theory of the physics of folding. We suggest some tests of these ideas using folding simulations. We begin by supposing that folding events are related in some way to mechanical waves on the molecule. We adopt an analytical approach to the physics which was pioneered by M.V. Berry, (in another context), based upon mathematics developed mainly by R. Thom and V.I. Arnold. We find that the stability of the folding process can be understood in terms of structures known as caustics, which occur in many kinds of wave phenomena. The picture that emerges is that natural selection has given us a set of protein molecules which have mechanical waves that propagate according to several mathematically specific restrictions. Successful simulations of folding can be used to test and constrain these wave motions. With some additional assumptions the theory explains or is consistent with a number of experimental facts about folding. We emphasize that this wave-based approach is fundamentally different from energy-based approaches.

  11. A phenomenological model of protein folding

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    Danielsson, Ulf H; Niemi, Antti J

    2009-01-01

    We construct a phenomenological effective field theory model that describes the universality class of biologically active single-strand proteins. The model allows both for an explicit construction of native state protein conformations, and a dynamical description of protein folding and unfolding processes. The model reveals a connection between homochirality and protein collapse, and enables the theoretical investigation of various other aspects of protein folding even in the case of very long polypeptide chains where other methods are not available.

  12. Hierarchical Protein Folding Pathways: A Computational Study of Protein Fragments

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    Haspel, Nurit

    Hierarchical Protein Folding Pathways: A Computational Study of Protein Fragments Nurit Haspel,1 folding model. The model postulates that protein folding is a hierarchical top-down pro- cess. The basic words: protein folding; building blocks; pro- tein structure prediction; hierarchical folding; protein

  13. Predicting Protein Folding Mohammed J. Zaki, Vinay Nadimpally, Deb

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    Zaki, Mohammed Javeed

    Predicting Protein Folding Pathways Mohammed J. Zaki, Vinay Nadimpally, Deb Bardhan, Chris Bystroff 1. Predicting Protein Folding Pathways Summary. A structured folding pathway, which is a time ordered sequence of folding events, plays an important role in the protein folding process and hence

  14. DYNAMIC INVARIANTS IN PROTEIN FOLDING PATHWAYS REVEALED BY TENSOR ANALYSIS

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    Langmead, Christopher James

    DYNAMIC INVARIANTS IN PROTEIN FOLDING PATHWAYS REVEALED BY TENSOR ANALYSIS Arvind Ramanathan Lane a spatio-temporal analysis of protein folding pathways. We applied our method to folding simulations of how a protein folds into its functionally relevant conformations. Protein folding pathways span over

  15. FROM GENETIC CODING TO PROTEIN FOLDING Jean-Luc Jestin

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    FROM GENETIC CODING TO PROTEIN FOLDING Jean-Luc Jestin ABSTRACT A discrete classical mechanics (DCM of the genetic code. A DCM model for protein folding allows a set of folding nuclei to be derived for each. A PROTEIN FOLDING MODEL Let us consider the following protein folding model. A chemical group of mass m

  16. Data Analysis of Villin Headpiece Subdomain Folding Simulations.

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    seeks to understand the process of protein folding by analyzing the vast amount of data generated while simulating the folding of the villin headpiece. Introduction Protein folding has been called one proteins unlike homology or threading based approaches. Protein folding studies the folding trajectory

  17. Protein Folding: A Perspective From Statistical Physics

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    Jinzhi Lei; Kerson Huang

    2010-02-26

    In this paper, we introduce an approach to the protein folding problem from the point of view of statistical physics. Protein folding is a stochastic process by which a polypeptide folds into its characteristic and functional 3D structure from random coil. The process involves an intricate interplay between global geometry and local structure, and each protein seems to present special problems. We introduce CSAW (conditioned self-avoiding walk), a model of protein folding that combines the features of self-avoiding walk (SAW) and the Monte Carlo method. In this model, the unfolded protein chain is treated as a random coil described by SAW. Folding is induced by hydrophobic forces and other interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, which can be taken into account by imposing conditions on SAW. Conceptually, the mathematical basis is a generalized Langevin equation. To illustrate the flexibility and capabilities of the model, we consider several examples, including helix formation, elastic properties, and the transition in the folding of myoglobin. From the CSAW simulation and physical arguments, we find a universal elastic energy for proteins, which depends only on the radius of gyration $R_{g}$ and the residue number $N$. The elastic energy gives rise to scaling laws $R_{g}\\sim N^{\

  18. Electron loss rates from the outer radiation belt caused by the filling of the outer plasmasphere: the calm before the storm

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    Borovsky, Joseph E [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Denton, Michael H [LANCASTER UNIV

    2009-01-01

    Measurements from 7 spacecraft in geosynchronous orbit are analyzed to determine the decay rate of the number density of the outer electron radiation belt prior to the onset of high-speed-stream-driven geomagnetic storms. Superposed-data analysis is used wan(?) a collection of 124 storms. When there is a calm before the storm, the electron number density decays exponentially before the storm with a 3.4-day e-folding time: beginning about 4 days before storm onset, the density decreases from {approx}4x10{sup -4} cm{sup -3} to {approx}1X 10{sup -4} cm{sup -3}. When there is not a calm before the storm, the number-density decay is very smalL The decay in the number density of radiation-belt electrons is believed to be caused by pitch-angle scattering of electrons into the atmospheric loss cone as the outer plasmasphere fills during the calms. While the radiation-belt electron density decreases, the temperature of the electron radiation belt holds approximately constant, indicating that the electron precipitation occurs equally at all energies. Along with the number density decay, the pressure of the outer electron radiation belt decays and the specific entropy increases. From the measured decay rates, the electron flux to the atmosphere is calculated and that flux is 3 orders of magnitude less than thermal fluxes in the magnetosphere, indicating that the radiation-belt pitch-angle scattering is 3 orders weaker than strong diffusion. Energy fluxes into the atmosphere are calculated and found to be insufficient to produce visible airglow.

  19. INCLINATION MIXING IN THE CLASSICAL KUIPER BELT

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    Volk, Kathryn; Malhotra, Renu, E-mail: kvolk@lpl.arizona.edu [Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

    2011-07-20

    We investigate the long-term evolution of the inclinations of the known classical and resonant Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs). This is partially motivated by the observed bimodal inclination distribution and by the putative physical differences between the low- and high-inclination populations. We find that some classical KBOs undergo large changes in inclination over gigayear timescales, which means that a current member of the low-inclination population may have been in the high-inclination population in the past, and vice versa. The dynamical mechanisms responsible for the time variability of inclinations are predominantly distant encounters with Neptune and chaotic diffusion near the boundaries of mean motion resonances. We reassess the correlations between inclination and physical properties including inclination time variability. We find that the size-inclination and color-inclination correlations are less statistically significant than previously reported (mostly due to the increased size of the data set since previous works with some contribution from inclination variability). The time variability of inclinations does not change the previous finding that binary classical KBOs have lower inclinations than non-binary objects. Our study of resonant objects in the classical Kuiper Belt region includes objects in the 3:2, 7:4, 2:1, and eight higher-order mean motion resonances. We find that these objects (some of which were previously classified as non-resonant) undergo larger changes in inclination compared to the non-resonant population, indicating that their current inclinations are not generally representative of their original inclinations. They are also less stable on gigayear timescales.

  20. The Warped Plane of the Classical Kuiper Belt

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    Eugene Chiang; Hyomin Choi

    2008-06-02

    By numerically integrating the orbits of the giant planets and of test particles over a period of four billion years, we follow the evolution of the location of the midplane of the Kuiper belt. The Classical Kuiper belt conforms to a warped sheet that precesses with a 1.9 Myr period. The present-day location of the Kuiper belt plane can be computed using linear secular perturbation theory: the local normal to the plane is given by the theory's forced inclination vector, which is specific to every semimajor axis. The Kuiper belt plane does not coincide with the invariable plane, but deviates from it by up to a few degrees in stable zones. For example, at a semimajor axis of 38 AU, the local Kuiper belt plane has an inclination of 1.9 deg and a longitude of ascending node of 149.9 deg when referred to the mean ecliptic and equinox of J2000. At a semimajor axis of 43 AU, the local plane has an inclination of 1.9 deg and a nodal longitude of 78.3 deg. Only at infinite semimajor axis does the Kuiper belt plane merge with the invariable plane, whose inclination is 1.6 deg and nodal longitude is 107.7 deg. A Kuiper belt object keeps its inclination relative to the Kuiper belt plane nearly constant, even while the latter plane departs from the trajectory predicted by linear theory. The constancy of relative inclination reflects the undamped amplitude of free oscillation. Current observations of Classical Kuiper belt objects are consistent with the plane being warped by the giant planets alone, but the sample size will need to increase by a few times before confirmation exceeds 3-sigma in confidence. In principle, differences between the theoretically expected plane and the observed plane could be used to infer as yet unseen masses orbiting the Sun, but carrying out such a program would be challenging.

  1. Exploring zipping and assembly as a protein folding principle

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    Voelz, Vince A; Dill, Ken A

    2007-01-01

    and the mechanism of protein folding. Ann Rev Biochem 1982;Baldwin RL. How does protein folding get started? TRENDS inNucleation mechanisms in protein folding. Current Opinion in

  2. Increasing Stability Reduces Conformational Heterogeneity in a Protein Folding

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    Increasing Stability Reduces Conformational Heterogeneity in a Protein Folding Intermediate, the results show that protein folding intermediates are ensembles of different structural forms direct experi- mental evidence in support of a basic tenet of energy landscape theory for protein folding

  3. Exploring zipping and assembly as a protein folding principle

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    Voelz, Vince A; Dill, Ken A

    2007-01-01

    C. Are there pathways for protein folding? Journal de Chimieand the mechanism of protein folding. Ann Rev Biochem 1982;Baldwin RL. How does protein folding get started? TRENDS in

  4. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEIN FOLDING INTERMEDIATES

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    Sosnick, Tobin R.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEIN FOLDING INTERMEDIATES FOR DELINEATION ............................................................................................................ 1 1.1 Why study protein folding .............................................................................. 3 1.2.1 How fast should a protein fold ........................................................... 3

  5. Protein folding using contact maps Michele Vendruscolo and Eytan Domany

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    Domany, Eytan

    Protein folding using contact maps Michele Vendruscolo and Eytan Domany Department of Physics 26 I. INTRODUCTION Computational approaches to protein folding are divided into two main categories protein fold prediction. Contact maps are a particularly manageable representation of protein structure

  6. Predicting Protein Folding Kinetics via Temporal Logic Model Checking: Extended

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    Langmead, Christopher James

    Predicting Protein Folding Kinetics via Temporal Logic Model Checking: Extended Abstract Abstract. We present a novel approach for predicting protein folding kinetics using techniques from checking. We tested our method on 19 test proteins. The quantitative predictions regarding folding rates

  7. Sedimentation and basin-fill history of the Neogene clastic succession exposed in the southeastern fold belt of the

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    Kulp, Mark

    and exploitation strategy for hydrocarbon plays that may prove vital to the oil companies engaged in exploration of reference for tide-dominated regressive shelf depositional systems. The top of the composite sequence B

  8. From the Kuiper Belt to JupiterFamily Comets: The Spatial Distribution of Ecliptic Comets

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    Levison, Harold F.

    From the Kuiper Belt to Jupiter­Family Comets: The Spatial Distribution of Ecliptic Comets Harold F particles as they evolve from Neptune­encountering orbits in the Kuiper belt for up to 1 Gyr or until, that originated in the Kuiper belt. This conclusion assumes that the rate of objects leaving the Kuiper belt has

  9. Rayleigh-Taylor instability, lithospheric dynamics, surface topography at convergent mountain belts, and gravity anomalies

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    Kraus, Mary

    Rayleigh-Taylor instability, lithospheric dynamics, surface topography at convergent mountain belts sign. For the range of wavelengths appropriate for convergent mountain belts (~150­600 km), calculated for wave numbers relevant to mountain belts. For essentially all mountain belts, however, measured free

  10. Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management Louisiana Tech University Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Black Belt Certification A Louisiana Tech University Six Sigma Black Belt certification can be obtained, STAT 507 Design and Analysis of Experiments, and INEN 557 Six Sigma Black Belt Project with a B the Louisiana Tech University Six Sigma Black Belt certification. INEN 514 is offered in the fall and spring

  11. GREENGATE AND FABREEKA BELT PERFORMANCE IN A 3.5 MV TANDEM

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1413 GREENGATE AND FABREEKA BELT PERFORMANCE IN A 3.5 MV TANDEM F. CRISTOFORI Istituto di Fisica of belts used in the 3.5 MV Tandem of C.I.S.E. REVUE DE PHYSIQUE APPLIQUÃ?E TOME 12, OCTOBRE 1977, PAGE belts. Unfortunately there is little information regarding the performance of these belts

  12. MODELING THE EFFECTS OF BELT COMPLIANCE, BACKLASH, AND SLIP ON WEB TENSION AND NEW METHODS FOR

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    Pagilla, Prabhakar R.

    MODELING THE EFFECTS OF BELT COMPLIANCE, BACKLASH, AND SLIP ON WEB TENSION AND NEW METHODSQuest Information and Learning Company. #12;MODELING THE EFFECTS OF BELT COMPLIANCE, BACKLASH, AND SLIP ON WEB and analysis of the belt compliance 13 2.1 Belt-pulley transmission system

  13. The small numbers of large Kuiper Belt objects

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    Schwamb, Megan E. [Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, 11F of Astronomy-Mathematics Building, National Taiwan University. No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Brown, Michael E.; Fraser, Wesley C., E-mail: mschwamb@asiaa.sinica.edu.tw [Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2014-01-01

    We explore the brightness distribution of the largest and brightest (m(R) < 22) Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs). We construct a luminosity function of the dynamically excited or hot Kuiper Belt (orbits with inclinations >5°) from the very brightest to m(R) = 23. We find for m(R) ? 23, a single slope appears to describe the luminosity function. We estimate that ?12 KBOs brighter than m(R) ? 19.5 are present in the Kuiper Belt today. With nine bodies already discovered this suggests that the inventory of bright KBOs is nearly complete.

  14. Kinematics of the Gould Belt Based on Open Clusters

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    Vadim V. Bobylev

    2006-10-15

    We have redetermined kinematic parameters of the Gould Belt using currently available data on the motion of nearby young (log t Belt center: Ro=150 pc and lo=128 degrees. The whole structure is shown to move relative to the local standard of rest at a velocity of 10.7+-0.7 km/s in the direction l=274+-4degrees and b=-1+-3 degrees. Using the derived rotation velocity, we have estimated the virial mass of the Gould Belt to be 1.5E6 Solar mass.

  15. Topologies to geometries in protein folding: Hierarchical and nonhierarchical scenarios

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    Berry, R. Stephen

    Topologies to geometries in protein folding: Hierarchical and nonhierarchical scenarios Ariel Ferna presents a method to portray protein folding dynamics at a coarse resolution, based on a pattern

  16. Protein Folding: A New Geometric Analysis

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    Walter A. Simmons; Joel L. Weiner

    2008-09-11

    A geometric analysis of protein folding, which complements many of the models in the literature, is presented. We examine the process from unfolded strand to the point where the strand becomes self-interacting. A central question is how it is possible that so many initial configurations proceed to fold to a unique final configuration. We put energy and dynamical considerations temporarily aside and focus upon the geometry alone. We parameterize the structure of an idealized protein using the concept of a ribbon from differential geometry. The deformation of the ribbon is described by introducing a generic twisting Ansatz. The folding process in this picture entails a change in shape guided by the local amino acid geometry. The theory is reparamaterization invariant from the start, so the final shape is independent of folding time. We develop differential equations for the changing shape. For some parameter ranges, a sine-Gordon torsion soliton is found. This purely geometric waveform has properties similar to dynamical solitons. Namely: A threshold distortion of the molecule is required to initiate the soliton, after which, small additional distortions do not change the waveform. In this analysis, the soliton twists the molecule until bonds form. The analysis reveals a quantitative relationship between the geometry of the amino acids and the folded form.

  17. Gulf Coast-East Coast magnetic anomaly I: Root of the main crustal decollement for the Appalachian-Ouachita orogen

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    Hall, D.J. (Total Minatome Corporation, Houston, TX (USA))

    1990-09-01

    The Gulf Coast-East Coast magnetic anomaly extends for at least 4000 km from south-central Texas to offshore Newfoundland as one of the longest continuous tectonic features in North America and a major crustal element of the entire North Atlantic-Gulf Coast region. Analysis of 28 profiles spaced at 100km intervals and four computed models demonstrate that the anomaly may be explained by a thick zone of mafic and ultramafic rocks averaging 13-15 km in depth. The trend of the anomaly closely follows the trend of main Appalachian features: in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, the anomaly is as far south of the Ouachita front as it is east of the western limit of deformation through the central Appalachians. Because the anomaly continues across well-known continental crust in northern Florida and onshore Texas, it cannot plausibly be ascribed to an edge effect at the boundary of oceanic with continental crustal compositions. The northwest-verging, deep-crustal events discovered in COCORP data from the Ouachitas and Appalachians suggest an analogy with the main suture of the Himalayan orogen in the Tibetan Plateau. In this paper the anomaly is identified with the late Paleozoic Alleghenian megasuture, in which the northwest-verging crustal-detachment surfaces ultimately root.

  18. Exploring the mechanisms of protein folding

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    Xu, Ji; Ren, Ying; Li, Jinghai

    2013-01-01

    Neither of the two prevalent theories, namely thermodynamic stability and kinetic stability, provides a comprehensive understanding of protein folding. The thermodynamic theory is misleading because it assumes that free energy is the exclusive dominant mechanism of protein folding, and attributes the structural transition from one characteristic state to another to energy barriers. Conversely, the concept of kinetic stability overemphasizes dominant mechanisms that are related to kinetic factors. This article explores the stability condition of protein structures from the viewpoint of meso-science, paying attention to the compromise in the competition between minimum free energy and other dominant mechanisms. Based on our study of complex systems, we propose that protein folding is a meso-scale, dissipative, nonlinear and non-equilibrium process that is dominated by the compromise between free energy and other dominant mechanisms such as environmental factors. Consequently, a protein shows dynamic structures,...

  19. Physical effects of collisions in the Kuiper belt

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    Zoe M. Leinhardt; Sarah T. Stewart; Peter H. Schultz

    2007-05-27

    Collisions are a major modification process over the history of the Kuiper Belt. Recent work illuminates the complex array of possible outcomes of individual collisions onto porous, volatile bodies. The cumulative effects of such collisions on the surface features, composition, and internal structure of Kuiper Belt Objects are not yet known. In this chapter, we present the current state of knowledge of the physics of cratering and disruptive collisions in KBO analog materials. We summarize the evidence for a rich collisional history in the Kuiper Belt and present the range possible physical modifications on individual objects. The question of how well present day bodies represent primordial planetesimals can be addressed through future studies of the coupled physical and collisional evolution of Kuiper Belt Objects.

  20. MAIN-BELT COMET P/2012 T1 (PANSTARRS)

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    Hsieh, Henry H.

    We present initial results from observations and numerical analyses aimed at characterizing the main-belt comet P/2012 T1 (PANSTARRS). Optical monitoring observations were made between 2012 October and 2013 February using ...

  1. Nanomaterial modifications on conductivity of coal conveyer belt

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    Zhang, J.C.; Zhang, Y.G.; Wang, T.T.; Yang, L.F.; Liu, S.M.; Yang, D.H.; Zhang, M.; Gao, X. [Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou (China)

    2008-08-15

    By analyzing the macro electrical properties and the microscopic structure from SEM of nanomaterials modified mine transmission belt samples. The influences of the filling process of inorganic nano particle-filled rubber and PVC polymer on the physical properties of coal transmission belt is reviewed, as well as PTC and NTC effect on the stability of the physical properties and stability of materials. Influence of nano-materials and polymer materials for rubber and temperature changes in the plastic filled refining process. Crosslinker and major filler changes in the amount and filled plastic chain time on the conductivity of coal conveyer belt is studied. Influence of cure temperature. Cure time on the mechanical performance is studied. The microscopic mechanism of macro conductivity change of conveyer belt is discussed.

  2. Toward a Theory on the Stability of Protein Folding: Challenges for Folding Models

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    Simmons, Walter

    2011-01-01

    We adopt the point of view that analysis of the stability of the protein folding process is central to understanding the underlying physics of folding. Stability of the folding process means that many perturbations do not disrupt the progress from the random coil to the native state. In this paper we explore the stability of folding using established methods from physics and mathematics. Our result is a preliminary theory of the physics of folding. We suggest some tests of these ideas using folding simulations. We begin by supposing that folding events are related in some way to mechanical waves on the molecule. We adopt an analytical approach to the physics which was pioneered by M.V. Berry, (in another context), based upon mathematics developed mainly by R. Thom and V.I. Arnold. We find that the stability of the folding process can be understood in terms of structures known as caustics, which occur in many kinds of wave phenomena. The picture that emerges is that natural selection has given us a set of prot...

  3. CSAW: a dynamical model of protein folding

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    Kerson Huang

    2006-01-12

    CSAW (conditioned self-avoiding walk) is a model of protein folding that combines SAW (self-avoiding walk) with Monte-Carlo. It simulates the Brownian motion of a chain molecule in the presence of interactions, both among chain residues, and with the environment. In a first model that includes the hydrophobic effect and hydrogen bonding, a chain of 30 residues folds into a native state with stable secondary and tertiary structures. The process starts with a rapid collapse into an intermediate "molten globule", which slowly decays into the native state afer a relatively long quiescent period. The behavior of the radius of gyration mimics experimental data.

  4. Nonlinear conformation of secondary protein folding

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    Januar, M; Handoko, L T

    2012-01-01

    A model to describe the mechanism of conformational dynamics in secondary protein based on matter interactions is proposed. The approach deploys the lagrangian method by imposing certain symmetry breaking. The protein backbone is initially assumed to be nonlinear and represented by the Sine-Gordon equation, while the nonlinear external bosonic sources is represented by $\\phi^4$ interaction. It is argued that the nonlinear source induces the folding pathway in a different way than the previous work with initially linear backbone. Also, the nonlinearity of protein backbone decreases the folding speed.

  5. Resistance proof, folding-inhibitor drugs

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    R. Broglia; G. Tiana; R. Berera

    2002-10-09

    Conventional drugs work, as a rule, by inhibiting the enzymatic activity of specific proteins, capping their active site. In this paper we present a model of non- conventional drug design based on the inhibiting effects small peptides obtained from segments of the protein itself have on the folding ability of the system. Such peptides attach to the newly expressed (unfolded) protein and inhibit its folding, inhibition which cannot be avoided but through mutations which in any case denaturate the enzyme. These peptides, or their mimetic molecules, can be used as effective alternative drugs to those already available, displaying the advantage of not suffering from the upraise of resistence.

  6. Circular permutant GFP insertion folding reporters

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    Waldo, Geoffrey S. (Santa Fe, NM); Cabantous, Stephanie (Los Alamos, NM)

    2011-06-14

    Provided are methods of assaying and improving protein folding using circular permutants of fluorescent proteins, including circular permutants of GFP variants and combinations thereof. The invention further provides various nucleic acid molecules and vectors incorporating such nucleic acid molecules, comprising polynucleotides encoding fluorescent protein circular permutants derived from superfolder GFP, which polynucleotides include an internal cloning site into which a heterologous polynucleotide may be inserted in-frame with the circular permutant coding sequence, and which when expressed are capable of reporting on the degree to which a polypeptide encoded by such an inserted heterologous polynucleotide is correctly folded by correlation with the degree of fluorescence exhibited.

  7. Circular permutant GFP insertion folding reporters

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    Waldo, Geoffrey S. (Santa Fe, NM); Cabantous, Stephanie (Los Alamos, NM)

    2008-06-24

    Provided are methods of assaying and improving protein folding using circular permutants of fluorescent proteins, including circular permutants of GFP variants and combinations thereof. The invention further provides various nucleic acid molecules and vectors incorporating such nucleic acid molecules, comprising polynucleotides encoding fluorescent protein circular permutants derived from superfolder GFP, which polynucleotides include an internal cloning site into which a heterologous polynucleotide may be inserted in-frame with the circular permutant coding sequence, and which when expressed are capable of reporting on the degree to which a polypeptide encoded by such an inserted heterologous polynucleotide is correctly folded by correlation with the degree of fluorescence exhibited.

  8. Circular permutant GFP insertion folding reporters

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    Waldo, Geoffrey S; Cabantous, Stephanie

    2013-02-12

    Provided are methods of assaying and improving protein folding using circular permutants of fluorescent proteins, including circular permutants of GFP variants and combinations thereof. The invention further provides various nucleic acid molecules and vectors incorporating such nucleic acid molecules, comprising polynucleotides encoding fluorescent protein circular permutants derived from superfolder GFP, which polynucleotides include an internal cloning site into which a heterologous polynucleotide may be inserted in-frame with the circular permutant coding sequence, and which when expressed are capable of reporting on the degree to which a polypeptide encoded by such an inserted heterologous polynucleotide is correctly folded by correlation with the degree of fluorescence exhibited.

  9. Circular permutant GFP insertion folding reporters

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    Waldo, Geoffrey S.; Cabantous, Stephanie

    2013-04-16

    Provided are methods of assaying and improving protein folding using circular permutants of fluorescent proteins, including circular permutants of GFP variants and combinations thereof. The invention further provides various nucleic acid molecules and vectors incorporating such nucleic acid molecules, comprising polynucleotides encoding fluorescent protein circular permutants derived from superfolder GFP, which polynucleotides include an internal cloning site into which a heterologous polynucleotide may be inserted in-frame with the circular permutant coding sequence, and which when expressed are capable of reporting on the degree to which a polypeptide encoded by such an inserted heterologous polynucleotide is correctly folded by correlation with the degree of fluorescence exhibited.

  10. Collisional Velocities and Rates in Resonant Planetesimal Belts

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    Martina Queck; Alexander V. Krivov; Miodrag Sremcevic; Philippe Thebault

    2007-07-23

    We consider a belt of small bodies around a star, captured in one of the external or 1:1 mean-motion resonances with a massive perturber. The objects in the belt collide with each other. Combining methods of celestial mechanics and statistical physics, we calculate mean collisional velocities and collisional rates, averaged over the belt. The results are compared to collisional velocities and rates in a similar, but non-resonant belt, as predicted by the particle-in-a-box method. It is found that the effect of the resonant lock on the velocities is rather small, while on the rates more substantial. The collisional rates between objects in an external resonance are by about a factor of two higher than those in a similar belt of objects not locked in a resonance. For Trojans under the same conditions, the collisional rates may be enhanced by up to an order of magnitude. Our results imply, in particular, shorter collisional lifetimes of resonant Kuiper belt objects in the solar system and higher efficiency of dust production by resonant planetesimals in debris disks around other stars.

  11. Forming the Cold Classical Kuiper Belt in a light Disk

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    Shannon, Andrew; Lithwick, Yoram

    2015-01-01

    Large Kuiper Belt Objects are conventionally thought to have formed out of a massive planetesimal belt that is a few thousand times its current mass. Such a picture, however, is incompatible with multiple lines of evidence. Here, we present a new model for the conglomeration of Cold Classical Kuiper belt objects, out of a solid belt only a few times its current mass, or a few percent of the solid density in a Minimum Mass Solar Nebula. This is made possible by depositing most of the primordial mass in grains of size centimetre or smaller. These grains collide frequently and maintain a dynamically cold belt out of which large bodies grow efficiently: an order-unity fraction of the solid mass can be converted into large bodies, in contrast to the ~0.1% efficiency in conventional models. Such a light belt may represent the true outer edge of the Solar system, and it may have effectively halted the outward migration of Neptune. In addition to the high efficiency, our model can also produce a mass spectrum that pe...

  12. Replace V-Belts with Notched or Synchronous Belt Drives | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAandSummary From: v2.7 Multiple< Back<<Energy Belt drives

  13. DNA Nanomechanical Switches under Folding Kinetics Control

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    Meller, Amit

    DNA Nanomechanical Switches under Folding Kinetics Control Virgile Viasnoff,, Amit Meller operate at equilibrium under changes in solution composition. We propose an alternative DNA switch design after heat denaturation drives the switch to its lowest energy conformation, while rapid cooling (>100

  14. Solvent-induced forces in protein folding

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    Ben-Naim, A. (Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem (Israel))

    1990-08-23

    The solvent-induced forces between various groups on the protein are examined. It is found that the intramolecular hydrophilic forces are likely to be the strongest forces mediated through the solvent. It is argued that these are probably the most important solvent-induced driving forces in the process of protein folding.

  15. Critical aspects of hierarchical protein folding

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    Alex Hansen; Mogens H. Jensen; Kim Sneppen; Giovanni Zocchi

    1998-01-13

    We argue that the first order folding transitions of proteins observed at physiological chemical conditions end in a critical point for a given temperature and chemical potential of the surrounding water. We investigate this critical point using a hierarchical Hamiltonian and determine its universality class. This class differs qualitatively from those of other known models.

  16. Folded-path optical analysis gas cell

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    Carangelo, R.M.; Wright, D.D.

    1995-08-08

    A folded-path gas cell employs an elliptical concave mirror in confronting relationship to two substantially spherical concave mirrors. At least one of the spherical mirrors, and usually both, are formed with an added cylindrical component to increase orthogonal foci coincidence and thereby to increase the radiation energy throughput characteristic of the cell. 10 figs.

  17. Folded-path optical analysis gas cell

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    Carangelo, Robert M. (Glastonbury, CT); Wright, David D. (Vershire, VT)

    1995-01-01

    A folded-path gas cell employs an elliptical concave mirror in confronting relationship to two substantially spherical concave mirrors. At least one of the spherical mirrors, and usually both, are formed with an added cylindrical component to increase orthogonal focii coincidence and thereby to increase the radiation energy throughput characteristic of the cell.

  18. Polypeptide chain collapse and protein folding Jayant B. Udgaonkar

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    Review Polypeptide chain collapse and protein folding Jayant B. Udgaonkar National Centre is an integral component of a protein folding reaction. In this review, exper- imental characterization solvent [2]. A distinctive physical feature of any protein folding reaction is the greater than 3-fold

  19. Cellular mechanisms of membrane protein folding William R Skach

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    Cai, Long

    Cellular mechanisms of membrane protein folding William R Skach The membrane protein­folding. This Perspective will focus on emerging evidence that the RTC functions as a protein-folding machine that restricts. The process of polytopic (multispanning) membrane protein folding can be viewed as a series of sequential

  20. Optimization of a Microfluidic Mixer for Studying Protein Folding Kinetics

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    Santiago, Juan G.

    Optimization of a Microfluidic Mixer for Studying Protein Folding Kinetics David E. Hertzog with numerical simulations to minimize the mixing time of a microfluidic mixer developed for protein folding reported continuous flow mixer for protein folding. Fast events in protein folding often occur

  1. Nonlinear dynamics of secondary protein folding Natalia G. Berloff

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    Nonlinear dynamics of secondary protein folding Natalia G. Berloff Department of Applied field varies. Pacs: 87.15.-v, 87.15By, 05.45.-a, 41.20Jb Keywords: Folding pathway, protein folding interaction and hydrophobic effects. The most common shapes of the protein folding are alpha () and beta

  2. COMMUNICATION First Principles Prediction of Protein Folding Rates

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    Goddard III, William A.

    COMMUNICATION First Principles Prediction of Protein Folding Rates Derek A. Debe and William A studies have demonstrated that many small, single-domain proteins fold via simple two-state kinetics. We. # 1999 Academic Press Keywords: protein folding; kinetics; diffusion; fold topology; nucleation

  3. Protein folding by zipping and assembly S. Banu Ozkan*

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    Southern California, University of

    Protein folding by zipping and assembly S. Banu Ozkan* , G. Albert Wu* , John D. Chodera, CA, May 2, 2007 (received for review April 13, 2006) How do proteins fold so quickly? Some denatured proteins fold to their native structures in only microseconds, on average, implying that there is a folding

  4. Automated Discovery of Structural Signatures of Protein Fold and Function

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    Muggleton, Stephen H.

    Automated Discovery of Structural Signatures of Protein Fold and Function Marcel Turcotte1 sys- tematically for protein fold signatures, we have explored the use of Inductive Logic Programming fold. The work showed that signatures of protein folds exist, about half of rules discov- ered

  5. Can flat-ramp-flat fault geometry be inferred from fold shape?: A comparison of kinematic and mechanical folds

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    Savage, Heather M.

    in the suprajacent fold shapes. Differences between the kinematic and mechanical fault-fold relationships highlight rights reserved. Keywords: Fault-bend folding; Mechanical models; Kinematic models; Fault geometry and mechanical models have been used to analyze fault-cored folds. Kinematic models, which balance the geometry

  6. Heteropolymer Folding 9 1. C. Gh'elis and J. Yon, Protein Folding (Academic, New York, 1982).

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    Roma "La Sapienza", Università di

    Heteropolymer Folding 9 References 1. C. Gh'elis and J. Yon, Protein Folding (Academic, New York, editor, The Protein Folding Problem (Westview, Boulder, 1984).. 5. N. Gâ??o, Annu. Rev. Biophys. Bioeng. 12 for Protein Folding, Europhys. Lett. 6, 307 (1988). 14. G. Iori, E. Marinari, G. Parisi and M. V. Struglia

  7. Water chemistry-based classification of streams and implications for restoring mined Appalachian watersheds

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    Merovich, G.T.; Stiles, J.M.; Petty, J.T.; Ziemkiewicz, P.F.; Fulton, J.B. [West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (United States)

    2007-07-15

    We analyzed seasonal water samples from the Cheat and Tygart Valley river basins, West Virginia, USA, in an attempt to classify streams based on water chemistry in this coal-mining region. We also examined temporal variability among water samples. Principal component analysis identified two important dimensions of variation in water chemistry. This variation was determined largely by mining-related factors (elevated metals, sulfates, and conductivity) and an alkalinity-hardness gradient. Cluster analysis grouped water samples into six types that we described as reference, soft, hard, transitional, moderate acid mine drainage, and severe acid mine drainage. These types were statistically distinguishable in multidimensional space. Classification tree analysis confirmed that chemical constituents related to acid mine drainage and acid rain distinguished these six groups. Hard, soft, and severe acid mine drainage type streams were temporally constant compared to streams identified as reference, transitional, and moderate acid mine drainage type, which had a greater tendency to shift to a different water type between seasons. Our research is the first to establish a statistically supported stream classification system in mined watersheds. The results suggest that human-related stressors superimposed on geology are responsible for producing distinct water quality types in this region as opposed to more continuous variation in chemistry that would be expected in an unimpacted setting. These findings provide a basis for simplifying stream monitoring efforts, developing generalized remediation strategies, and identifying specific remediation priorities in mined Appalachian watersheds.

  8. A simple theory of protein folding kinetics

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    Pande, Vijay S

    2010-01-01

    We present a simple model of protein folding dynamics that captures key qualitative elements recently seen in all-atom simulations. The goals of this theory are to serve as a simple formalism for gaining deeper insight into the physical properties seen in detailed simulations as well as to serve as a model to easily compare why these simulations suggest a different kinetic mechanism than previous simple models. Specifically, we find that non-native contacts play a key role in determining the mechanism, which can shift dramatically as the energetic strength of non-native interactions is changed. For protein-like non-native interactions, our model finds that the native state is a kinetic hub, connecting the strength of relevant interactions directly to the nature of folding kinetics.

  9. Inverse folding of RNA pseudoknot structures

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    Gao, James Z M; Reidys, Christian M

    2009-01-01

    Results: In this paper we present the inverse folding algorithm {\\tt inv} as well as two applications. We give a detailed analysis of {\\tt inv}, including pseudocodes. The algorithm is freely available at \\url{http://www.combinatorics.cn/cbpc/inv.html}. We show, using 3-noncrossing nonplanar RNA pseudoknot structures as an example, that {\\tt inv} allows to design specific 3-noncrossing RNA structures. Furthermore we use {\\tt inv} for estimating the distance of the neutral networks. Conclusions: The algorithm {\\tt inv} extends inverse folding capabilities to RNA pseudoknot structures. In comparison with {\\tt RNAinverse} it uses new ideas, for instance by taking sets of competing structures into consideration. As a result, {\\tt inv} is able to find novel sequences even for RNA secondary structures.

  10. Angle stations in or for endless conveyor belts

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    Steel, Alan (Glasgow, GB6)

    1987-04-07

    In an angle station for an endless conveyor belt, there are presented to each incoming run of the belt stationary curved guide members (18, 19) of the shape of a major segment of a right-circular cylinder and having in the part-cylindrical portion (16 or 17) thereof rectangular openings (15) arranged in parallel and helical paths and through which project small freely-rotatable rollers (14), the continuously-changing segments of the curved surfaces of which projecting through said openings (15) are in attitude to change the direction of travel of the belt (13) through 90.degree. during passage of the belt about the part-cylindrical portion (16 or 17) of the guide member (18 or 19). The rectangular openings (15) are arranged with their longer edges lengthwise of the diagonals representing the mean of the helix but with those of a plurality of the rows nearest to each end of the part-cylindrical portion (16 or 17) slightly out of axial symmetry with said diagonals, being slightly inclined in a direction about the intersections (40) of the diagonals of the main portion of the openings, to provide a "toe-in" attitude in relation to the line of run of the endless conveyor belt.

  11. Structure of Possible Long-lived Asteroid Belts

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    N. W. Evans; S. A. Tabachnik

    2002-04-24

    High resolution simulations are used to map out the detailed structure of two long-lived stable belts of asteroid orbits in the inner Solar system. The Vulcanoid belt extends from 0.09 to 0.20 astronomical units (au), though with a gaps at 0.15 and 0.18 au corresponding to de-stabilising mean motion resonances with Mercury and Venus. As collisional evolution proceeds slower at larger heliocentric distances, kilometre-sized or larger Vulcanoids are most likely to be found in the region between 0.16 and 0.18 au. The optimum location in which to search for Vulcanoids is at geocentric ecliptic longitudes roughly between 9 and 10 degrees. Dynamically speaking, the Earth-Mars belt between 1.08-1.28 au is an extremely stable repository for asteroids on nearly circular orbits. It is interrupted at 1.21 au due to the 3:4 commensurability with the Earth, while secular resonances with Saturn are troublesome beyond 1.17 au. These detailed maps of the fine structure of the belts can be used to plan search methodologies. Strategies for detecting members of the belts are discussed, including the use of infrared wide-field imaging with VISTA, and forthcoming European Space Agency satellite missions like GAIA and BepiColombo.

  12. JOVIAN EARLY BOMBARDMENT: PLANETESIMAL EROSION IN THE INNER ASTEROID BELT

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    Turrini, D.; Coradini, A.; Magni, G., E-mail: diego.turrini@ifsi-roma.inaf.it [Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, INAF-IAPS, Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133, Rome (Italy)

    2012-05-01

    The asteroid belt is an open window on the history of the solar system, as it preserves records of both its formation process and its secular evolution. The progenitors of the present-day asteroids formed in the Solar Nebula almost contemporary to the giant planets. The actual process producing the first generation of asteroids is uncertain, strongly depending on the physical characteristics of the Solar Nebula, and the different scenarios produce very diverse initial size-frequency distributions (SFDs). In this work, we investigate the implications of the formation of Jupiter, plausibly the first giant planet to form, on the evolution of the primordial asteroid belt. The formation of Jupiter triggered a short but intense period of primordial bombardment, previously unaccounted for, which caused an early phase of enhanced collisional evolution in the asteroid belt. Our results indicate that this Jovian Early Bombardment caused the erosion or the disruption of bodies smaller than a threshold size, which strongly depends on the SFD of the primordial planetesimals. If the asteroid belt was dominated by planetesimals less than 100 km in diameter, the primordial bombardment would have caused the erosion of bodies smaller than 200 km in diameter. If the asteroid belt was instead dominated by larger planetesimals, the bombardment would have resulted in the destruction of bodies as big as 500 km.

  13. The coarsening of folds in hanging drapes

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    Peter Bella; Robert V. Kohn

    2015-07-29

    We consider the elastic energy of a hanging drape -- a thin elastic sheet, pulled down by the force of gravity, with fine-scale folding at the top that achieves approximately uniform confinement. This example of energy-driven pattern formation in a thin elastic sheet is of particular interest because the length scale of folding varies with height. We focus on how the minimum elastic energy depends on the physical parameters. As the sheet thickness vanishes, the limiting energy is due to the gravitational force and is relatively easy to understand. Our main accomplishment is to identify the "scaling law" of the correction due to positive thickness. We do this by (i) proving an upper bound, by considering the energies of several constructions and taking the best; (ii) proving an ansatz-free lower bound, which agrees with the upper bound up to a parameter-independent prefactor. The coarsening of folds in hanging drapes has also been considered in the recent physics literature, using a self-similar construction whose basic cell has been called a "wrinklon." Our results complement and extend that work, by showing that self-similar coarsening achieves the optimal scaling law in a certain parameter regime, and by showing that other constructions (involving lateral spreading of the sheet) do better in other regions of parameter space. Our analysis uses a geometrically linear F\\"{o}ppl-von K\\'{a}rm\\'{a}n model for the elastic energy, and is restricted to the case when Poisson's ratio is zero.

  14. Early Proterozoic transcontinental orogenic belts in the United States

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    Van Schmus, W.R. . Dept. of Geology); Bickford, M.E. . Dept. of Geology); Condie, K.C. . Dept. Geoscience)

    1993-02-01

    It has been recognized for many years that Early Proterozoic orogenic rocks in the western US range from 1.8 to 1.6 Ga, with a general distribution such that 1.8 to 1.7 Ga rocks underlie Colorado, northern Arizona, and northern New Mexico and 1.7 to 1.6 Ga rocks underlie southern Arizona and southern New Mexico. Recent U-Pb geochronologic and Sm-Nd isotopic studies by a variety of research groups have refined crustal history in the western region and have extended knowledge eastward into the buried midcontinent basement. As a result, the authors propose that 1.8 Ga to 1.6 Ga crust of the US by divided into two distinct, but overlapping, orogenic belts: a 1.8 to 1.7 Ga Inner Accretionary Belt and a 1.7 to 1.6 Ga Outer Tectonic Belt. The Inner Accretionary Belt (IAB) comprises rock suites with compositions and isotopic signatures compatible with origin as juvenile crustal terranes formed as oceanic or off-shore and related terranes that were accreted to southern Laurentia between 1.8 and 1.6 Ga. The IAB includes the Yavapai Province of Arizona, Early Proterozoic basement of Colorado and southern Wyoming, and the basement of Nebraska. The Mojave Province of California may be part of this belt, although it also includes components derived from older Proterozoic or Archean crust. Extension of the IAB eastward from Nebraska is uncertain at present, although coeval rocks that may be eastern manifestations of this 1.8 to 1.7 Ga orogenesis occur in Wisconsin (1.76 Ga granite-rhyolite suite), Ontario (Killarney granite), Labrador (Makkovic Province) and southern Greenland (Ketilidian orogen). The Outer Tectonic Belt (OTB) comprises rock suites which have compositions, structures, and isotopic signature compatible with origin in continental margin tectonic settings between 1.7 and 1.6 Ga.

  15. Page 1 of 4 Fig. 1. Wireless system for bladder volume monitoring. The belt is

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    Page 1 of 4 Fig. 1. Wireless system for bladder volume monitoring. The belt is worn at the waist of the patient. In this conceptual drawing, the belt is moved upward in order to show the implant location

  16. Applications of an Electrostatic High-Voltage Tether to Radiation Belt Remediation

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    Applications of an Electrostatic High-Voltage Tether to Radiation Belt Remediation by Christopher F.1.1 Magnetic Mirrors and the Van Allen Belts........................... 10 1.1.2 The Loss Cone

  17. THE SURFACE COMPOSITION OF LARGE KUIPER BELT OBJECT 2007 OR10

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    Brown, M. E.

    We present photometry and spectra of the large Kuiper belt object 2007 OR10. The data show significant near-infrared absorption features due to water ice. While most objects in the Kuiper belt with water ice absorption ...

  18. Land regeneration for the 21st Century in the Mersey Belt

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    Newlands Land regeneration for the 21st Century in the Mersey Belt objectives Newlands (New in the Mersey Belt to support the social and economic regeneration of the area (phase one 2003-2009); improving

  19. Detection of methane on Kuiper Belt Object (50000) Quaoar

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    E. L. Schaller; M. E. Brown

    2007-10-18

    The near-infrared spectrum of (50000) Quaoar obtained at the Keck Observatory shows distinct absorption features of crystalline water ice, solid methane and ethane, and possibly other higher order hydrocarbons. Quaoar is only the fifth Kuiper belt object on which volatile ices have been detected. The small amount of methane on an otherwise water ice dominated surface suggests that Quaoar is a transition object between the dominant volatile-poor small Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) and the few volatile-rich large KBOs such as Pluto and Eris.

  20. Mantle conveyor beneath the Tethyan collisional belt Thorsten W. Becker a,

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    Becker, Thorsten W.

    into Eurasia, creating the Bitlis­Zagros collisional belt during the spreading of the Red Sea-Gulf of Aden

  1. Dotiki saves money and time with power tool and belt fasteners

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    Bargo, K.

    2009-11-15

    The use of a Hilti power tool to improve belt splice installations to minimise downtime is described. 3 photos.

  2. Intermediates and the folding of proteins L and G

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    Brown, Scott; Head-Gordon, Teresa

    2008-01-01

    a unifying mechanism for protein folding? [Review]. TrendsOn the transition coordinate for protein folding. Journal ofMonoclonal Antibodies. Protein Science 6(1), 99-108. Strang,

  3. Why are MD simulated protein folding times wrong? Dmitry Nerukh

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    Nerukh, Dmitry

    Why are MD simulated protein folding times wrong? Dmitry Nerukh Unilever Centre for Molecular.ac.uk The question of significant deviations of protein folding times simulated using molecular dynamics from

  4. On the Kinematics of Protein Folding SEAN CAHILL,1

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    Cahill, Kevin

    On the Kinematics of Protein Folding SEAN CAHILL,1 MICHAEL CAHILL,2 KEVIN CAHILL3 1 Department words: protein folding; homology modeling; loops; Monte Carlo; kinematics; wriggling Three Kinematic

  5. Protein Folding Simulation in CCP Luca Bortolussi1

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    Bortolussi, Luca

    Protein Folding Simulation in CCP Luca Bortolussi1 , Alessandro Dal Pal`u1 , Agostino Dovier1 as the protein folding. This problem is fundamental for biological and pharmaceutical research. Currently

  6. New Crystal Structures Lift Fog around Protein Folding

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    may have found a new way to modify protein-folding activities. For example, engineering the nucleotide-sensing loop so that it promotes the desired rate of protein folding...

  7. Computational and experimental investigations of forces in protein folding 

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    Schell, David Andrew

    2005-02-17

    Properly folded proteins are necessary for all living organisms. Incorrectly folded proteins can lead to a variety of diseases such as Alzheimer?s Disease or Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (Mad Cow Disease). Understanding ...

  8. Experimental and Computational Studies on Protein Folding, Misfolding and Stability 

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    Wei, Yun

    2010-07-14

    Proteins need fold to perform their biological function. Thus, understanding how proteins fold could be the key to understanding life. In the first study, the stability and structure of several !-hairpin peptide variants derived from the C...

  9. How paper folds: bending with local constraints

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    Jemal Guven; Martin Michael Mueller

    2007-12-06

    A variational framework is introduced to describe how a surface bends when it is subject to local constraints on its geometry. This framework is applied to describe the patterns of a folded sheet of paper. The unstretchability of paper implies a constraint on the surface metric; bending is penalized by an energy quadratic in mean curvature. The local Lagrange multipliers enforcing the constraint are identified with a conserved tangential stress that couples to the extrinsic curvature of the sheet. The framework is illustrated by examining the deformation of a flat sheet into a generalized cone.

  10. Structure of Earth's outer radiation belt inferred from long-term electron flux dynamics

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    Vassiliadis, Dimitrios

    mapped the radiation-belt structure by quantifying the electron flux variability over the entire radialStructure of Earth's outer radiation belt inferred from long-term electron flux dynamics D September 2003; published 15 October 2003. [1] We map the spatial structure of the electron belts over

  11. Re-examining the main asteroid belt as the primary source of ancient lunar craters

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    Richardson Jr., James E.

    Re-examining the main asteroid belt as the primary source of ancient lunar craters David A. Minton craters on the ancient lunar highlands were derived from the main asteroid belt in such a way, postulates that a destabilized contiguous inner extension of the main asteroid belt produced a bombardment

  12. Sculpting the Kuiper Belt by a Stellar Encounter: Constraints from the Oort Cloud and Scattered Disk

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    Levison, Harold F.

    Sculpting the Kuiper Belt by a Stellar Encounter: Constraints from the Oort Cloud and Scattered belt's outer edge (Melita et al: 2002). Thus, we restrict our study to encounters that could have; solar system: general; Oort cloud 1. Introduction Since its discovery in 1992, the Kuiper belt has

  13. High connectivity across the fragmented chemosynthetic ecosystems of the deep Atlantic Equatorial Belt: efficient

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    Borges, Rita

    Belt: efficient dispersal mechanisms or questionable endemism? SARA TEIXEIRA,* KARINE OLU,* CAROLE Equatorial Belt (AEB). Here, we combined genetic data (COI) from several taxa to assess the possible distributions in overlooked parts of the deep sea. Keywords: Atlantic equatorial belt, chemosynthetic habitats

  14. Forward: Final Version 2007 January 31 Forward to the University of Arizona Kuiper Belt Book

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    Jewitt, David C.

    Forward: Final Version 2007 January 31 Forward to the University of Arizona Kuiper Belt Book Only belt since 1992. Those of us whose research has "helped the tree grow", a group which includes most a privilege and what a thrill it is to be able to do science this way. The Kuiper belt is amazing in its

  15. Red-belted clearwing Synanthedon myopaeformis Michigan State University's invasive species factsheets

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    Isaacs, Rufus

    Red-belted clearwing Synanthedon myopaeformis Michigan State University's invasive species State University IPM Program and M. Philip of Michigan Department of Agriculture. The red-belted. Michigan risk maps for exotic plant pests. Other common names small red-belted clearwing, apple clearwing

  16. Discovery of very large amplitude whistler-mode waves in Earth's radiation belts

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Discovery of very large amplitude whistler-mode waves in Earth's radiation belts C. Cattell,1 J. R January 2008. [1] During a passage through the Earth's dawn-side outer radiation belt, whistler-mode waves of magnitude larger than previously observed for whistlers in the radiation belt. Although the peak frequency

  17. Optimal Deployment and Efficient Movement of Mobile Sensor Nodes for Long Belt Coverage

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    Optimal Deployment and Efficient Movement of Mobile Sensor Nodes for Long Belt Coverage Han Xu is a triangle lattice placement. However, what is the optimal placement in a long belt scenario has not been with shifted node strips for complete belt coverage. We prove its optimality in terms of the lowest node

  18. Outer radiation belt boundary location relative to the magnetopause: Implications for magnetopause shadowing

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Outer radiation belt boundary location relative to the magnetopause: Implications for magnetopause fluxes of the outer radiation belt often decrease rapidly in response to solar wind disturbances. If the MPS is essential for outer radiation belt electron losses, a close relationship between the outer edge

  19. Large Kuiper Belt Objects: The Mauna Kea 8k CCD Survey

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    Jewitt, David C.

    Large Kuiper Belt Objects: The Mauna Kea 8k CCD Survey David Jewitt Institute for Astronomy, 2680 1998 January 14 #12; Large Kuiper Belt Objects Page 2 Abstract We describe a large­area ecliptic survey designed to assess the sky­plane surface density of bright Kuiper Belt Objects. We used a 8192 x 8192 pixel

  20. The energization of relativistic electrons in the outer Van Allen radiation belt

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    Loss, Daniel

    LETTERS The energization of relativistic electrons in the outer Van Allen radiation belt YUE CHEN online: 1 July 2007; doi:10.1038/nphys655 The origin and dynamics of the Van Allen radiation belts is one. These observations represent an important step towards a more complete physical understanding of radiation belt

  1. CONTROL OF A SHAKING BELT CONVEYOR BY A NOVEL APPLICATION OF FLOQUETLYAPUNOV

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    Spiteri, Raymond J.

    CONTROL OF A SHAKING BELT CONVEYOR BY A NOVEL APPLICATION OF FLOQUET­LYAPUNOV THEORY Raymond J­orientation of workpieces for grasping by a robot is by means of a shaking belt conveyor. Control of small per­ turbations INTRODUCTION A shaking belt conveyor was proposed in [1] to achieve the self­orientation of workpieces in flexi

  2. Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 3265, 1998. The Global Response of Relativistic Radiation Belt

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    Reeves, Geoffrey D.

    Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 3265, 1998. 1 The Global Response of Relativistic Radiation Belt Electrons of the radiation belts at Lª4, however, there was a single enhancement followed by a gradual decay. Radial profiles electron fluxes increased simultaneously at Lª4-6. (2) During the passage of the cloud the radiation belts

  3. The Kuiper Belt As An Evolved Circumstellar David C. Jewitt 1

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    Jewitt, David C.

    The Kuiper Belt As An Evolved Circumstellar Disk David C. Jewitt 1 Institute for Astronomy­ called Kuiper Belt is a repository of the solar system's most primitive (volatile­rich) matter with orbital semi­ major axes greater than Neptune's 30 AU) have been discovered. Widely known as Kuiper Belt

  4. Submitted to ApJ; preprint: Jan 11, 2011. Inclination Mixing in the Classical Kuiper Belt

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    Malhotra, Renu

    Submitted to ApJ; preprint: Jan 11, 2011. Inclination Mixing in the Classical Kuiper Belt Kathryn clas- sical and resonant Kuiper belt objects. This is partially motivated by the ob- served bimodal Kuiper belt undergo large changes in inclination (i > 5 ) over gigayear timescales, which means

  5. Radial distributions of equatorial phase space density for outer radiation belt electrons

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Radial distributions of equatorial phase space density for outer radiation belt electrons D. L throughout the outer radiation belt using data from the Solid State Telescopes on THEMIS-D. We estimate for the relativistic and non-relativistic populations. Specifically, the PSD distribution of outer belt relativistic

  6. Johnston et al. 1 Preliminary U-Pb Geochronology of the Tugela Terrane, Natal Belt, eastern

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    Johnston, Stephen T.

    Johnston et al. 1 Preliminary U-Pb Geochronology of the Tugela Terrane, Natal Belt, eastern South of the Mesoproterozoic Natal belt of eastern South Africa. The Tugela terrane consists of a west-plunging structural granitoid suite. Introduction Mesoproterozoic orogenic belts are common to most continental fragments

  7. LANDSLIDE-DRIVEN EROSION AND TOPOGRAPHIC EVOLUTION OF ACTIVE MOUNTAIN BELTS

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    Weissel, Jeffrey K.

    LANDSLIDE-DRIVEN EROSION AND TOPOGRAPHIC EVOLUTION OF ACTIVE MOUNTAIN BELTS N. HOVIUS* Department a crucial role in the erosion and topographic evolution of active mountain belts. They drive the expansion from active mountain belts. Here, we illustrate these points with observations from the Southern Alps

  8. Incorporating spectral characteristics of Pc5 waves into three-dimensional radiation belt

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    Elkington, Scot R.

    Incorporating spectral characteristics of Pc5 waves into three-dimensional radiation belt modeling frequency range on radiation belt electrons in a compressed dipole magnetic field is examined-dimensional radiation belt modeling and the diffusion of relativistic electrons, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A03215, doi:10

  9. Comparison of two approaches to automated PI controller tuning for an industrial weigh belt feeder

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    Collins, Emmanuel

    Comparison of two approaches to automated PI controller tuning for an industrial weigh belt feeder, are applied to an industrial weigh belt feeder that has significant nonlinearities. Both methods do; Weigh belt feeder 1. Introduction Automated controller tuning is of significant in- terest to control

  10. New Directions in Polyvanadate Chemistry:From Cages and Clusters to Baskets, Belts, Bowls, and Barrels

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    Yaghi, Omar M.

    New Directions in Polyvanadate Chemistry:From Cages and Clusters to Baskets, Belts, Bowls recently ex- panded beyond classical cage/cluster structures to include hitherto unknown basket, belt, bowl 3.14] The belt-shaped [v,0,,]16-anion D is found in 4,['] where it encircles an [*I Prof. W. G

  11. On the Size-Dependence of the Inclination Distribution of the Main Kuiper Belt

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    Levison, Harold F.

    On the Size-Dependence of the Inclination Distribution of the Main Kuiper Belt Harold F. Levison We present a new analysis of the currently available orbital elements for the known Kuiper belt objects. In the non-resonant, main Kuiper belt we #12;nd a statistically signi#12;cant relationship

  12. High-temperature deformation in the Neoproterozoic transpressional Ribeira belt, southeast Brazil

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    Bascou, Jérôme

    High-temperature deformation in the Neoproterozoic transpressional Ribeira belt, southeast Brazil; accepted 12 December 2001 Abstract The Neoproterozoic Ribeira belt is subdivided in two domains of anastomosing transcurrent shear zones parallel to the belt. This contrast is interpreted as reflecting

  13. A planetary system as the origin of structure in Fomalhaut's dust belt

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    Kalas, Paul G.

    A planetary system as the origin of structure in Fomalhaut's dust belt Paul Kalas1 , James R resolution of 0.5 AU. The dust is distributed in a belt 25 AU wide, with a very sharp inner edge at a radial distance of 133 AU, and we measure an offset of 15 AU between the belt's geometric centre and Fomalhaut

  14. Invited Review for Asteroids/Comets/Meteors 1996 The Dynamical Structure of the Kuiper Belt

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    Levison, Harold F.

    Invited Review for Asteroids/Comets/Meteors 1996 The Dynamical Structure of the Kuiper Belt H 1 , which was the first of over 30 Kuiper Belt objects with radii ¸ 100--200 km that have now been discovered by groundbased observations. When 1992 QB 1 was discovered, the Kuiper Belt was instantly

  15. LONG-TERM DYNAMICS AND THE ORBITAL INCLINATIONS OF THE CLASSICAL KUIPER BELT OBJECTS

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    Brown, Michael E.

    LONG-TERM DYNAMICS AND THE ORBITAL INCLINATIONS OF THE CLASSICAL KUIPER BELT OBJECTS Marc J in the region of the classical Kuiper belt (41 AU a 47 AU) to explore the role of dynamical instabilities in sculpting the inclination distribution of the classical Kuiper belt objects (KBOs). We find

  16. THE DESIGN OF THE AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEM OF THE GRIPPING-BELT SPEED IN

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    Boyer, Edmond

    THE DESIGN OF THE AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEM OF THE GRIPPING-BELT SPEED IN LONG-ROOTSTALK TRADITIONAL.R.China, Tel:13836641830, Email:hjxlcj2006@sina.com Abstract This article aims to design a kind of gripping-belt computer as a core combined with fuzzy PID control algorithm. The system can adjust the gripping-belt speed

  17. A FAUNISTIC SURVEY OF NATIVE BEES IN THE MISSISSIPPI BLACK BELT PRAIRIE

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    Ray, David

    A FAUNISTIC SURVEY OF NATIVE BEES IN THE MISSISSIPPI BLACK BELT PRAIRIE SURVEY OF NATIVE BEES IN THE MISSISSIPPI BLACK BELT PRAIRIE By Beverly A. McGee Smith of Study: A FAUNISTIC SURVEY OF NATIVE BEES IN THE MISSISSIPPI BLACK BELT

  18. SAID/SAPSrelated VLF waves and the outer radiation belt boundary

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    Santolik, Ondrej

    SAID/SAPSrelated VLF waves and the outer radiation belt boundary Evgeny Mishin,1 Jay Albert,1 for the alteration of the outer radiation belt boundary during (sub)storms. Citation: Mishin, E., J. Albert, and O. Santolik (2011), SAID/SAPSrelated VLF waves and the outer radiation belt boundary, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38

  19. EXPLORATION OF THE KUIPER BELT BY HIGH-PRECISION PHOTOMETRIC STELLAR OCCULTATIONS: FIRST RESULTS

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    Roques, Françoise

    EXPLORATION OF THE KUIPER BELT BY HIGH-PRECISION PHOTOMETRIC STELLAR OCCULTATIONS: FIRST RESULTS F detected are caused by Kuiper Belt objects beyond 100 AU from the Sun and hence are the farthest known objects in the solar system. These detections show that the Kuiper Belt is much more extended than

  20. Tectonic and petrologic evolution of the Kodiak batholith and the trenchward belt, Kodiak Island, AK: Contact

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    Wang, Yang

    and the trenchward belt, Kodiak Island, AK: Contact fault juxtaposition? David W. Farris1 Received 4 March 2009; revised 23 December 2010; accepted 9 March 2010; published 20 July 2010. [1] Two forearc magmatic belts exist in Kodiak Island, the granitic Kodiak batholith and the basaltic trenchward belt. Both are part

  1. EVIDENCE FOR A COLOR DEPENDENCE IN THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF MAIN-BELT ASTEROIDS Paul Wiegert

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    Wiegert, Paul

    EVIDENCE FOR A COLOR DEPENDENCE IN THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF MAIN-BELT ASTEROIDS Paul Wiegert ($1 km) main-belt asteroids with the 3.6 m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. We observed in two filters axis, the difference between the filters in the inner belt is found to be somewhat less pronounced than

  2. The size of the auroral belt during magnetic storms N. Yokoyama1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The size of the auroral belt during magnetic storms N. Yokoyama1 , Y. Kamide1 , and H. Miyaoka2 1 and the Dst index, changes in the size of the auroral belt during magnetic storms are studied. It is found that the equatorward boundary of the belt at midnight expands equatorward, reaching its lowest latitude about one hour

  3. Response of highenergy protons of the inner radiation belt to large magnetic storms

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Response of highenergy protons of the inner radiation belt to large magnetic storms Hong Zou,1 belt are found during the large storms. Similar loss events were also measured by the HEO3 satellite. The modeling results based on the stormtime geomagnetic field model (TS04c) and the radiation belt model (AP8

  4. Environment and Planning b: Planning and Design Fringe-belt analysis in France

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Environment and Planning b: Planning and Design Fringe-belt analysis in France : A Conzenian University Estelle.ducom@paris4.sorbonne.fr - 1 - halshs-00203109,version1-9Jan2008 #12;Fringe-belt analysis in France : A Conzenian approach to urban renewal Abstract : This study is based on the fringe-belt model

  5. Toward Application of an Active Fence for Object Detection, Manipulation and Alignment on Conveyer Belt

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    Belt Andon Salvarinov Shahram Payandeh Experimental Robotics Laboratory (ERL), School of Engineering This paper presents a novel approach for orienting an object on conveyer belt utilizing an Active Fence for each incoming randomly oriented object . Object alignment on conveyor belt by passive fences [2] is one

  6. Evolution of the Namaqua-Natal Belt, southern Africa A geochronological and isotope geochemical review

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    Patterson, William P.

    Evolution of the Namaqua-Natal Belt, southern Africa ­ A geochronological and isotope geochemical Available online 10 July 2006 Abstract Juvenile crust formation within the Namaqua-Natal Belt occurred of the Mesoproterozoic evolution of the Namaqua-Natal Belt. Graben formation with associated extrusion of lavas

  7. 3MTM Air-MateTM Belt Mounted High Efficiency Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)

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    Acton, Scott

    3MTM Air-MateTM Belt Mounted High Efficiency Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Welcome and thank you for choosing the 3MTM Air-MateTM Belt Mounted High Efficiency Powered Air Purifying Respirator text #12;Double click picture to start video Click button to view video text #12;3MTM Air-MateTM Belt

  8. PROCESSES OF URBAN CHANGE: PLANNING AND MONITORING STRATEGIES THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF THE FRINGE BELT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    BELT MODEL TO NANTES AND RENNES (FRANCE). ESTELLE DUCOM Laboratoire RESO UMR CNRS 6590 Université Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne Estelle.ducom@uhb.fr Abstract : This study is based on the fringe belt model (fringe belts). Formerly at the edge of the built-up area, they are now embedded within it

  9. Recent widening of the tropical belt from global tropopause statistics: Sensitivities

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    Birner, Thomas

    Recent widening of the tropical belt from global tropopause statistics: Sensitivities Thomas Birner 2010. [1] Several recent studies have shown evidence for a widening of the tropical belt over the past of the resulting widening trend of the tropical belt to these thresholds is investigated using four different

  10. THE SECULAR EVOLUTION OF THE PRIMORDIAL KUIPER BELT Joseph M. Hahn1

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    Hahn, Joseph M.

    THE SECULAR EVOLUTION OF THE PRIMORDIAL KUIPER BELT Joseph M. Hahn1 Lunar and Planetary Institute to compute the secular evolution of a Kuiper Belt having a variety of masses, and it is shown that the early massive belt was very susceptible to the propagation of low-amplitude apsidal and nodal waves launched

  11. SCULPTING THE KUIPER BELT BY A STELLAR ENCOUNTER: CONSTRAINTS FROM THE OORT CLOUD AND SCATTERED DISK

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    Morbidelli, Alessandro

    SCULPTING THE KUIPER BELT BY A STELLAR ENCOUNTER: CONSTRAINTS FROM THE OORT CLOUD AND SCATTERED et al. as the cause of the Kuiper belt's outer edge. Thus, we restrict our study to encounters system: formation -- solar system: general 1. INTRODUCTION Since its discovery in 1992, the Kuiper belt

  12. Radiation Belt Activity Indices and Solar Proton Event Alarm on the CRATERRE Project Web Site

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    Radiation Belt Activity Indices and Solar Proton Event Alarm on the CRATERRE Project Web Site D--Two Radiation Belt Activity Indices, based on electron flux measurement >300 keV and >1.6 MeV, and one Solar updated. Index Terms- CRATERRE project, Radiation belts activity, Space environment I. INTRODUCTION

  13. UT College of Natural Sciences Mandatory Safety Belt Usage in College Vehicles

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    Jefferys, William

    UT College of Natural Sciences Mandatory Safety Belt Usage in College Vehicles To help ensure concerning the use of safety belts will go into effect immediately. These rules supplement and extend those of the State of Texas and the University of Texas. The term "safety belts" refers to both lap and shoulder

  14. Contrasting the efficiency of radiation belt losses caused by ducted and nonducted whistlermode waves

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    Cummer, Steven A.

    Contrasting the efficiency of radiation belt losses caused by ducted and nonducted whistlermode, nonducted VLF waves are much less effective in driving radiation belt pitch angle scattering. Citation. Parrot, and J.J. Berthelier (2010), Contrasting the efficiency of radiation belt losses caused by ducted

  15. Retention of canopy lichens after partial-cut harvesting in wet-belt interior cedarhemlock forests,

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Retention of canopy lichens after partial-cut harvesting in wet-belt interior cedar­hemlock forests-growth cedar­hemlock forests of the interior wet-belt of British Columbia are rich in abundance and diversity a zone of high precipitation, the so-called interior wet- belt, which favours the development of lush wet

  16. Toward Application of an Active Fence for Object Detection, Manipulation and Alignment on Conveyer Belt

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    Belt Andon Salvarinov Shahram Payandeh Experimental Robotics Laboratory ERL, School of Engineering This paper presents a novel approach for orienting an object on conveyer belt utilizing an Active Fence for each incoming randomly oriented object . Object alignment on conveyor belt by passive fences 2 is one

  17. THE MURCHISON GREENSTONE BELT, SOUTH AFRICA: ACCRETED1 SLIVERS WITH CONTRASTING METAMORPHIC CONDITIONS2

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 THE MURCHISON GREENSTONE BELT, SOUTH AFRICA: ACCRETED1 SLIVERS WITH CONTRASTING METAMORPHIC.09-2.92 Ga Murchison30 Greenstone Belt (MGB), located in South Africa's Kaapvaal Craton, and discusses deformation patterns observed throughout the belt. These patterns are explained by a N-S compressional36

  18. TIME-RESOLVED PHOTOMETRY OF KUIPER BELT OBJECTS: ROTATIONS, SHAPES, AND PHASE FUNCTIONS

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    Jewitt, David C.

    TIME-RESOLVED PHOTOMETRY OF KUIPER BELT OBJECTS: ROTATIONS, SHAPES, AND PHASE FUNCTIONS Scott S are less spherical than their main-belt asteroid counterparts, indicating a higher specific angular measured phase darkening for seven Kuiper belt objects in the 0 to 2 phase-angle range. Unlike Pluto

  19. Solar, interplanetary, and magnetospheric parameters for the radiation belt energetic electron flux

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    Vassiliadis, Dimitrios

    Solar, interplanetary, and magnetospheric parameters for the radiation belt energetic electron flux 2005. [1] In developing models of the radiation belt energetic electron flux, it is important identify its peaks in reference to the radial regions P0 (L = 3.1­4.0, inner edge of the outer belt), P1 (4

  20. ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES AFFECTING ANT (FORMICIDAE) COMMUNITY COMPOSITION IN MISSISSIPPI'S BLACK BELT

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    Ray, David

    BELT AND FLATWOODS REGIONS By JoVonn Grady Hill A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Mississippi State COMPOSITION IN MISSISSIPPI'S BLACK BELT AND FLATWOODS REGIONS. By JoVonn Grady Hill Approved: Richard L. Brown (FORMICIDAE) COMMUNITY COMPOSITION IN MISSISSIPPI'S BLACK BELT AND FLATWOODS REGIONS Pages in Study: 72

  1. Metallogeny of precious and base metal mineralization in the Murchison Greenstone Belt, South Africa

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Metallogeny of precious and base metal mineralization in the Murchison Greenstone Belt, South The 3.09-2.97 Ga Murchison Greenstone Belt is an important metallotect in the northern Kaapvaal Craton that the major styles of orogenic Au-Sb and the Cu-Zn VMS mineralization in the Murchison Greenstone Belt

  2. Holocene vegetation and fire dynamics in the supra-mediterranean belt of the Nebrodi Mountains

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    Bern, Universität

    Holocene vegetation and fire dynamics in the supra-mediterranean belt of the Nebrodi Mountains, a small lake in the supra-mediterranean belt in the Nebrodi Mountains of Sicily (Italy). The data suggest from Sicily. In the thermo-mediterranean belt (i.e. broadleaved evergreen wood- lands

  3. Belt-parallel mantle flow beneath a halted continental collision: The Western Alps Guilhem Barruol a,

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    Demouchy, Sylvie

    Belt-parallel mantle flow beneath a halted continental collision: The Western Alps Guilhem Barruol belts, is a particularly important objective of "mantle tectonics" that may bring a depth extent a coherent picture of upper mantle anisotropy beneath the belt. The large-scale anisotropy pattern

  4. Solar, interplanetary, and magnetospheric parameters for the radiation belt energetic electron flux

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Solar, interplanetary, and magnetospheric parameters for the radiation belt energetic electron flux, and A. J. Klimas (2005), Solar, interplanetary, and magnetospheric parameters for the radiation belt 2005. [1] In developing models of the radiation belt energetic electron flux, it is important

  5. Protein folding: Then and now Yiwen Chen 1

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    Dokholyan, Nikolay V.

    Review Protein folding: Then and now Yiwen Chen 1 , Feng Ding 1 , Huifen Nie 1 , Adrian W decades the protein folding field has undergone monumental changes. Originally a purely academic question, how a protein folds has now become vital in understanding diseases and our abilities to rationally

  6. Author's personal copy Protein folding: Then and now

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    Dokholyan, Nikolay V.

    Author's personal copy Review Protein folding: Then and now Yiwen Chen 1 , Feng Ding 1 , Huifen Nie Available online 8 June 2007 Abstract Over the past three decades the protein folding field has undergone monumental changes. Originally a purely academic question, how a protein folds has now become vital

  7. Predicting Protein Folding Kinetics via Temporal Logic Model Checking

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    Predicting Protein Folding Kinetics via Temporal Logic Model Checking Christopher James Langmead award from the U.S. Department of Energy. #12;Keywords: protein folding, model checking, temporal logic #12;Abstract We present a novel approach for predicting protein folding kinetics using techniques from

  8. Modeling Protein Folding Pathways Christopher Bystroff, Yu Shao

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    Bystroff, Chris

    Modeling Protein Folding Pathways Christopher Bystroff, Yu Shao Dept of Biology Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. e-mail:{bystrc, shaoy}@rpi.edu Summary Proteins fold through a series of intermediate states called a pathway. Protein folding pathways have been modeled using either simulations

  9. Protein Folding Simulation by Two-Stage Optimization

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    Will, Sebastian

    Protein Folding Simulation by Two-Stage Optimization A. Dayem Ullah1 , L. Kapsokalivas1 , M. Mann2 propose a two-stage optimization approach for protein folding simulation in the FCC lattice, inspired from procedure based on simulated annealing alone. 1 Introduction The question of how proteins fold and whether

  10. Protein Folding Challenge and Theoretical Computer Science Somenath Biswas

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    Biswas, Somenath

    Protein Folding Challenge and Theoretical Computer Science Somenath Biswas Department of Computer the chain of amino acids that defines a protein. The protein folding problem is: given a sequence of amino to use an efficient algorithm to carry out protein folding. The atoms in a protein molecule attract each

  11. Evolutionary Monte Carlo for protein folding simulations Faming Lianga)

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    Liang, Faming

    Evolutionary Monte Carlo for protein folding simulations Faming Lianga) Department of Statistics to simulations of protein folding on simple lattice models, and to finding the ground state of a protein. In all structures in protein folding. The numerical results show that it is drastically superior to other methods

  12. Combinatorial Problems on Strings with Applications to Protein Folding

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    Newman, Alantha

    Combinatorial Problems on Strings with Applications to Protein Folding Alantha Newman MIT San Jose, CA 95120, USA ruhl@almaden.ibm.com Abstract We consider the problem of protein folding in linear time. 1 Introduction We consider the problem of protein folding in the HP model on the three

  13. A Complete and Effective Move Set for Simplified Protein Folding

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    Whitesides, Sue

    A Complete and Effective Move Set for Simplified Protein Folding Neal Lesh Mitsubishi Electric­13, 2003, Berlin, Germany. Copyright 2003 ACM 1-58113-635-8/03/0004 ...$5.00. Keywords protein folding, it captures the main features of the protein folding prob- lem. This problem is NP-complete, and hence

  14. Protein folding with stochastic L-systems Gemma Danks1

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    Stepney, Susan

    Protein folding with stochastic L-systems Gemma Danks1 , Susan Stepney1 and Leo Caves1 1 University-like structures. Models of protein folding vary in complexity and the amount of prior knowledge they contain). The energy landscape theory of protein folding (Onuchic et al., 1997) predicts a rugged funnel-like energy

  15. Femtomole Mixer for Microsecond Kinetic Studies of Protein Folding

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    Michalet, Xavier

    Femtomole Mixer for Microsecond Kinetic Studies of Protein Folding David E. Hertzog,, Xavier a microfluidic mixer for studying protein folding and other reactions with a mixing time of 8 µs and sample) measurements of single-stranded DNA. We also demon- strate the feasibility of measuring fast protein folding

  16. MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF PROTEIN FOLDING Daniel B. Dix

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    Dix, Daniel B.

    MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF PROTEIN FOLDING Daniel B. Dix Department of Mathematics University of South Carolina Abstract. We present an elementary introduction to the protein folding problem directed toward, and biological problem, protein folding can also be precisely formulated as a set of mathematics problems. We

  17. Thermodynamics of Protein Folding from Coarse-Grained Models' Perspectives

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    Janke, Wolfhard

    8 Thermodynamics of Protein Folding from Coarse-Grained Models' Perspectives Michael Bachmann applications. In this lecture, we focus on the anal- ysis of mesoscopic models for protein folding, aggregation for a more universal description of the notoriously difficult problem of protein fold- ing. In this approach

  18. Steiner Minimal Trees, Twist Angles, and the Protein Folding Problem

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    Smith, J. MacGregor

    Steiner Minimal Trees, Twist Angles, and the Protein Folding Problem J. MacGregor Smith, Yunho Jang. These properties should be ultimately useful in the ab ini- tio protein folding prediction. Proteins 2007;66:889­ 902. VVC 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Key words: Steiner trees; twist angles; protein fold- ing; side chain

  19. Author's personal copy Protein folding in confined and crowded environments

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    Weston, Ken

    Author's personal copy Review Protein folding in confined and crowded environments Huan-Xiang Zhou protein folding in cellular environments. Theories based on considerations of excluded volumes predict disparate effects on protein folding stability for confinement and crowding: confinement can stabilize

  20. Polymer Collapse, Protein Folding, and the Percolation Threshold

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    Meirovitch, Hagai

    Polymer Collapse, Protein Folding, and the Percolation Threshold HAGAI MEIROVITCH University (Macromolecules 1989, 22, 3986­3997) to study protein folding, where H and P are the hydrophobic and polar amino; computer simulation; collapse transition; protein folding Introduction The behavior of dilute polymer

  1. John von Neumann Institute for Computing Monte Carlo Protein Folding

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    Hsu, Hsiao-Ping

    John von Neumann Institute for Computing Monte Carlo Protein Folding: Simulations of Met://www.fz-juelich.de/nic-series/volume20 #12;#12;Monte Carlo Protein Folding: Simulations of Met-Enkephalin with Solvent-Accessible Area difficulties in applying Monte Carlo methods to protein folding. The solvent-accessible area method, a popular

  2. COMMUNICATION Are Residues in a Protein Folding Nucleus

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    Dai, Yang

    COMMUNICATION Are Residues in a Protein Folding Nucleus Evolutionarily Conserved? Yan Yuan Tseng is the hallmark of life. It is important to understand how protein folding and evolution influence each other in protein folding nucleus as measured by experi- mental f-value and selection pressure as measured by v

  3. Self-folding miniature elastic electric devices Shuhei Miyashita1

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    Wood, Robert

    , inspired by Origami art work and protein folding, have been exploited for the con- struction of various folds using global heating [9]. Whitney et al developed m-scale robots based on pop- up methods [10], and Abel et al presented a theoretical fra- mework for designing pop-up parallel folds [11]. Techniques

  4. Protein Folding in Contact Map Space Eytan Domany

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    Domany, Eytan

    Protein Folding in Contact Map Space Eytan Domany Department of Physics of Complex Systems to the free energy is unable to stabilize the native fold of a single protein against a set of carefully dimensional structure determines the biological function of a protein. The pro­ tein folding problem, i

  5. Distribution of Protein Folds in the Three Superkingdoms of Life

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    Distribution of Protein Folds in the Three Superkingdoms of Life Yuri I. Wolf,1,4 Steven E. Brenner Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA A sensitive protein-fold. In the completely sequenced genomes, folds could be automatically identified for 20%­30% of the proteins, with 3

  6. Folding simulations of small proteins Seung-Yeon Kima

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    Lee, Jooyoung

    Folding simulations of small proteins Seung-Yeon Kima , Julian Leeb , Jooyoung Leea,* a School Abstract Understanding how a protein folds is a long-standing challenge in modern science. We have used an optimized atomistic model (united- residue force field) to simulate folding of small proteins of various

  7. Folding energy landscape and network dynamics of small globular proteins

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    Berry, R. Stephen

    Folding energy landscape and network dynamics of small globular proteins Naoto Horia , George for review September 17, 2008) The folding energy landscape of proteins has been suggested to be funnel coordinates Proteins fold on large-dimensional energy landscapes through myriads of conformations. One energy

  8. Protein Folding in the Endoplasmic Reticulum Ineke Braakman1

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    Hebert, Daniel N.

    Protein Folding in the Endoplasmic Reticulum Ineke Braakman1 and Daniel N. Hebert2 1 Cellular Correspondence: i.braakman@uu.nl; dhebert@biochem.umass.edu In this article, wewill cover the folding of proteins­trans isomerase families. We will conclude with the perspective of the folding protein: a comparison

  9. Structure Learning for Generative Models of Protein Fold Families

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    Structure Learning for Generative Models of Protein Fold Families Sivaraman Balakrishnan composition of the proteins within a fold family are widely used in science and engineering. Existing composition of the proteins within a fold family provide insights into the constraints that govern structure

  10. Direct Molecular Dynamics Observation of Protein Folding Transition State Ensemble

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    Stanley, H. Eugene

    Direct Molecular Dynamics Observation of Protein Folding Transition State Ensemble Feng Ding for the interpretation of experimental results and understanding of protein folding mechanics, which has at- tracted, 1999; Guerois and Serrano, 2000) have been proposed to predict the transition states in protein folding

  11. Folding simulations of a three-stranded antiparallel -sheet peptide

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    Caflisch, Amedeo

    for review May 11, 2000) Protein folding is a grand challenge of the postgenomic era. In this paper, 58 in general for antiparallel -sheets with short turns. protein folding energy landscape implicit solvation model Theoretical and experimental studies have provided insights into the protein folding process (1

  12. PeriodicitiesinSequenceResidueHydropathyandtheImplicationsonProteinFolds Nancy Zhang

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    Brutlag, Doug

    1 PeriodicitiesinSequenceResidueHydropathyandtheImplicationsonProteinFolds Nancy Zhang March, 2000 algorithms is that there are hidden variables effecting the protein folding mechanism and explain why it is crucial to a protein's fold. In section III, I will explain how the Fourier transform

  13. Polymer uncrossing and knotting in protein folding, and their role in minimal folding pathways

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    Ali R. Mohazab; Steven S. Plotkin

    2012-11-30

    We introduce a method for calculating the extent to which chain non-crossing is important in the most efficient, optimal trajectories or pathways for a protein to fold. This involves recording all unphysical crossing events of a ghost chain, and calculating the minimal uncrossing cost that would have been required to avoid such events. A depth-first tree search algorithm is applied to find minimal transformations to fold $\\alpha$, $\\beta$, $\\alpha/\\beta$, and knotted proteins. In all cases, the extra uncrossing/non-crossing distance is a small fraction of the total distance travelled by a ghost chain. Different structural classes may be distinguished by the amount of extra uncrossing distance, and the effectiveness of such discrimination is compared with other order parameters. It was seen that non-crossing distance over chain length provided the best discrimination between structural and kinetic classes. The scaling of non-crossing distance with chain length implies an inevitable crossover to entanglement-dominated folding mechanisms for sufficiently long chains. We further quantify the minimal folding pathways by collecting the sequence of uncrossing moves, which generally involve leg, loop, and elbow-like uncrossing moves, and rendering the collection of these moves over the unfolded ensemble as a multiple-transformation "alignment". The consensus minimal pathway is constructed and shown schematically for representative cases of an $\\alpha$, $\\beta$, and knotted protein. An overlap parameter is defined between pathways; we find that $\\alpha$ proteins have minimal overlap indicating diverse folding pathways, knotted proteins are highly constrained to follow a dominant pathway, and $\\beta$ proteins are somewhere in between. Thus we have shown how topological chain constraints can induce dominant pathway mechanisms in protein folding.

  14. Strontium isotope quantification of siderite, brine and acid mine drainage contributions to abandoned gas well discharges in the Appalachian Plateau

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    Chapman, Elizabeth C.; Capo, Rosemary C.; Stewart, Brian W.; Hedin, Robert S.; Weaver, Theodore J.; Edenborn, Harry M.

    2013-04-01

    Unplugged abandoned oil and gas wells in the Appalachian region can serve as conduits for the movement of waters impacted by fossil fuel extraction. Strontium isotope and geochemical analysis indicate that artesian discharges of water with high total dissolved solids (TDS) from a series of gas wells in western Pennsylvania result from the infiltration of acidic, low Fe (Fe < 10 mg/L) coal mine drainage (AMD) into shallow, siderite (iron carbonate)-cemented sandstone aquifers. The acidity from the AMD promotes dissolution of the carbonate, and metal- and sulfate-contaminated waters rise to the surface through compromised abandoned gas well casings. Strontium isotope mixing models suggest that neither upward migration of oil and gas brines from Devonian reservoirs associated with the wells nor dissolution of abundant nodular siderite present in the mine spoil through which recharge water percolates contribute significantly to the artesian gas well discharges. Natural Sr isotope composition can be a sensitive tool in the characterization of complex groundwater interactions and can be used to distinguish between inputs from deep and shallow contamination sources, as well as between groundwater and mineralogically similar but stratigraphically distinct rock units. This is of particular relevance to regions such as the Appalachian Basin, where a legacy of coal, oil and gas exploration is coupled with ongoing and future natural gas drilling into deep reservoirs.

  15. Introduction to protein folding for physicists

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    Pablo Echenique

    2007-05-13

    The prediction of the three-dimensional native structure of proteins from the knowledge of their amino acid sequence, known as the protein folding problem, is one of the most important yet unsolved issues of modern science. Since the conformational behaviour of flexible molecules is nothing more than a complex physical problem, increasingly more physicists are moving into the study of protein systems, bringing with them powerful mathematical and computational tools, as well as the sharp intuition and deep images inherent to the physics discipline. This work attempts to facilitate the first steps of such a transition. In order to achieve this goal, we provide an exhaustive account of the reasons underlying the protein folding problem enormous relevance and summarize the present-day status of the methods aimed to solving it. We also provide an introduction to the particular structure of these biological heteropolymers, and we physically define the problem stating the assumptions behind this (commonly implicit) definition. Finally, we review the 'special flavor' of statistical mechanics that is typically used to study the astronomically large phase spaces of macromolecules. Throughout the whole work, much material that is found scattered in the literature has been put together here to improve comprehension and to serve as a handy reference.

  16. Analysis of the rotational properties of Kuiper belt objects

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    Pedro Lacerda; Jane Luu

    2006-01-12

    We use optical data on 10 Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) to investigate their rotational properties. Of the 10, three (30%) exhibit light variations with amplitude delta_m >= 0.15 mag, and 1 out of 10 (10%) has delta_m >= 0.40 mag, which is in good agreement with previous surveys. These data, in combination with the existing database, are used to discuss the rotational periods, shapes, and densities of Kuiper Belt objects. We find that, in the sampled size range, Kuiper Belt objects have a higher fraction of low amplitude lightcurves and rotate slower than main belt asteroids. The data also show that the rotational properties and the shapes of KBOs depend on size. If we split the database of KBO rotational properties into two size ranges with diameter larger and smaller than 400 km, we find that: (1) the mean lightcurve amplitudes of the two groups are different with 98.5% confidence, (2) the corresponding power-law shape distributions seem to be different, although the existing data are too sparse to render this difference significant, and (3) the two groups occupy different regions on a spin period vs. lightcurve amplitude diagram. These differences are interpreted in the context of KBO collisional evolution.

  17. On the Dynamics of Resonant Kuiper Belt Objects

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    Ing-Guey Jiang; Li-Chin Yeh

    2007-01-29

    We propose a new mechanism of drag-induced resonant capture, which can explain the resonant Kuiper Belt Objects in a natural way. A review and comparison with the traditional mechanism of sweeping capture by the migrating Neptune will be given.

  18. A HYPOTHESIS FOR THE COLOR DIVERSITY OF THE KUIPER BELT

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    Brown, M. E.; Fraser, W. C. [Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Schaller, E. L., E-mail: mbrown@caltech.edu [NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, Palmdale, CA 93550 (United States)

    2011-10-01

    We propose a chemical and dynamical process to explain the surface colors of the Kuiper belt. In our hypothesis, the initial bulk compositions of the bodies themselves can be quite diverse-as is seen in comets-but the early surface compositions are set by volatile evaporation after the objects are formed. Strong gradients in surface composition, coupled with UV and particle irradiation, lead to the surface colors that are seen today. The objects formed in the inner part of the primordial belt retain only H{sub 2}O and CO{sub 2} as the major ice species on their surfaces. Irradiation of these species plausibly results in the dark neutrally colored centaurs and Kuiper belt objects (KBOs). Object formed further in the disk retain CH{sub 3}OH, which has been shown to lead to brighter redder surfaces after irradiation, as seen in the brighter redder centaurs and KBOs. Objects formed at the current location of the cold classical Kuiper belt uniquely retain NH{sub 3}, which has been shown to affect irradiation chemistry and could plausibly lead to the unique colors of these objects. We propose observational and experimental tests of this hypothesis.

  19. Pioneer Anomaly and the Kuiper Belt mass distribution

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    O. Bertolami; P. Vieira

    2006-06-18

    Pioneer 10 and 11 were the first probes sent to study the outer planets of the Solar System and Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to leave the Solar System. Besides their already epic journeys, Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft were subjected to an unaccounted effect interpreted as a constant acceleration toward the Sun, the so-called Pioneer anomaly. One of the possibilities put forward for explaining the Pioneer anomaly is the gravitational acceleration of the Kuiper Belt. In this work we examine this hypothesis for various models for the Kuiper Belt mass distribution. We find that the gravitational effect due to the Kuiper Belt cannot account for the Pioneer anomaly. Furthermore, we have also studied the hypothesis that drag forces can explain the the Pioneer anomaly; however we conclude that the density required for producing the Pioneer anomaly is many orders of magnitude greater than those of interplanetary and interstellar dust. Our conclusions suggest that only through a mission, the Pioneer anomaly can be confirmed and further investigated. If a mission with these aims is ever sent to space, it turns out, on account of our results, that it will be also a quite interesting probe to study the mass distribution of the Kuiper Belt.

  20. Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity

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    Chris Fromme

    2006-06-01

    This document details progress on the project entitled ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from November 15, 2004 to May 14, 2004. Highlights include fabrication of low-cost prototype hardware, acquisition of infrared thermal data, and initial design of a Smart-Camera based system.

  1. Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity

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    Chris Fromme

    2006-06-01

    This document details progress on the project entitled ''Effective Conveyor Belt Inspection for Improved Mining Productivity'' during the period from November 15, 2004 to May 14, 2004. Highlights include fabrication of an improved LED lightbar, fabrication of a line-scan sensor head for the Smart-Camera based prototype, and development of prototype vulcanized splice detection algorithms.

  2. PRECIPITATION OF RADIATION BELT ELECTRONS BY LIGHTNING-GENERATED

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    PRECIPITATION OF RADIATION BELT ELECTRONS BY LIGHTNING-GENERATED MAGNETOSPHERICALLY REFLECTING-order model to estimate the L-shell dependence of the precipitation flux of energetic electrons driven by MR L-shell extent) peak in the precipitation signature can result due to the focusing of the whistler

  3. Two-State Folding, Folding through Intermediates, and Metastability in a Minimalistic Hydrophobic-Polar Model for Proteins

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    Janke, Wolfhard

    parts of the sequence. Moreover, for most proteins, the folding process is relatively slow (microsecTwo-State Folding, Folding through Intermediates, and Metastability in a Minimalistic Hydrophobic-Polar Model for Proteins Stefan Schnabel,* Michael Bachmann, and Wolfhard Janke Institut fu¨r Theoretische

  4. THE COLLISIONAL DIVOT IN THE KUIPER BELT SIZE DISTRIBUTION

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    Fraser, Wesley C. [Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, MC 150-21, 1200 E. California Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2009-11-20

    This paper presents the results of collisional evolution calculations for the Kuiper Belt starting from an initial size distribution similar to that produced by accretion simulations of that region-a steep power-law large object size distribution that breaks to a shallower slope at r approx 1-2 km, with collisional equilibrium achieved for objects r approx< 0.5 km. We find that the break from the steep large object power law causes a divot, or depletion of objects at r approx 10-20 km, which, in turn, greatly reduces the disruption rate of objects with r approx> 25-50 km, preserving the steep power-law behavior for objects at this size. Our calculations demonstrate that the roll-over observed in the Kuiper Belt size distribution is naturally explained as an edge of a divot in the size distribution; the radius at which the size distribution transitions away from the power law, and the shape of the divot from our simulations are consistent with the size of the observed roll-over, and size distribution for smaller bodies. Both the kink radius and the radius of the divot center depend on the strength scaling law in the gravity regime for Kuiper Belt objects. These simulations suggest that the sky density of r approx 1 km objects is approx10{sup 6}-10{sup 7} objects per square degree. A detection of the divot in the size distribution would provide a measure of the strength of large Kuiper Belt objects, and constrain the shape of the size distribution at the end of accretion in the Kuiper Belt.

  5. MAIN-BELT COMET P/2008 R1 (GARRADD)

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    Jewitt, David; Yang Bin; Haghighipour, Nader [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)], E-mail: jewitt@ifa.hawaii.edu, E-mail: yangbin@ifa.hawaii.edu, E-mail: nader@ifa.hawaii.edu

    2009-05-15

    We present a study of the newly discovered main-belt comet P/2008 R1 (Garradd), an object with the dynamical characteristics of an asteroid and the physical characteristics of a comet. Photometry sets a limit to the effective radius of the nucleus at r{sub e} < 0.7 km (red geometric albedo 0.05 assumed). The coma shows a secular fading in our data caused by the escape of dust particles from the near-nucleus environment. The optical reflection spectrum is a nearly neutral continuum devoid of gaseous emission lines, from which we derive a limit to the cyanide (CN) radical production rate of Q {sub CN}< 1.4 x 10{sup 23} s{sup -1} and infer a mass-loss rate <1.5 kg s{sup -1} at the time of our observations. Unlike the first-reported main-belt comets, P/2008 R1 is not dynamically stable. The nearby 8:3 mean-motion resonance with Jupiter induces dynamical instability on timescales 20-30 Myr. Hence, we conclude that P/2008 R1 has recently arrived from a more stable source elsewhere. The high Tisserand parameter of the orbit (in fact, with T{sub J} = 3.216 it is the highest of any comet) points to a source in the asteroid belt itself, instead of in the Kuiper belt (putative source of the Jupiter family comets). We infer that P/2008 R1 is an icy body from the outer asteroid belt in which sublimation has been triggered by rising temperatures resulting from a decreasing perihelion distance.

  6. Electron Acceleration and Loss in the Earth'sElectron Acceleration and Loss in the Earth's Radiation Belts: The Contribution of WaveRadiation Belts: The Contribution of Wave--

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    Chan, Anthony Arthur

    's Radiation Belts: The Contribution of WaveRadiation Belts: The Contribution of Wave-- particle.Horne@bas.ac.ukR.Horne@bas.ac.uk Tutorial, GEM, Telluride, Colorado, 25 June 2002 Outline ·· RelevanceRelevance ·· Radiation belt variabilityRadiation belt variability ·· Existing theoriesExisting theories ·· Evidence for wave

  7. MICROWAVE EMISSION FROM THE EDGEWORTH-KUIPER BELT AND THE ASTEROID BELT CONSTRAINED FROM THE WILKINSON MICROWAVE ANISOTROPY PROBE

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    Ichikawa, Kazuhide; Fukugita, Masataka [Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa 277-8582 (Japan)

    2011-08-01

    Objects in the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt and the main asteroid belt should emit microwaves that may give rise to extra anisotropy signals in the multipole of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiment. Constraints are derived from the absence of positive detection of such anisotropies for l {approx}< 50, meaning the total mass of Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt objects is smaller than 0.2 M{sub +}. This limit is consistent with the mass extrapolated from the observable population with the size of a {approx}> 15 km, assuming that the small-object population follows the power law in size dN/da {approx} a{sup -q} with the canonical index expected for collisional equilibrium, q {approx_equal} 3.5, with which 23% of the mass is ascribed to objects smaller than are observationally accessible down to grains. A similar argument applied to the main asteroid belt indicates that the grain population should not increase more quickly than q {approx_equal} 3.6 toward smaller radii, if the grain population follows the power law that continues to observed asteroids with larger radii. Both cases are at or only slightly above the limit that can be physically significant, implying the importance of further tightening the CMB anisotropy limit, which may be attained with observation at higher radio frequencies.

  8. On auroral dynamics observed by HF radar: 1. Equatorward edge of the afternoon-evening diuse luminosity belt

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    Boyer, Edmond

    luminosity belt M. Uspensky1,4 , P. Eglitis1,2 , H. Opgenoorth1,2 , G. Starkov3 , T. Pulkkinen1 , R. Pellinen luminosity belt (SEEL) and the ionospheric footprint of the inner boundary of the electron plasma sheet wave scattering belt and the intense irregular- ity curtains which include the visual auroral belt

  9. Effects of Familial Alzheimer's Disease Mutations on the Folding Nucleation of the Amyloid ?-Protein

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    2008-01-01

    nucleation of amyloid ?-protein folding. Proc. Natl Acad.dynamics method for protein folding. Chem. Phys. Lett. 314,Atomic simulations of protein folding using the replica

  10. Signatures of the protein folding pathway in two-dimensional ultraviolet spectroscopy

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    Jiang, J; Jiang, J; Lai, Z; Wang, J; Wang, J; Mukamel, S

    2014-01-01

    2) Dobson, C. M. Protein Folding and Misfolding. Naturethe Complexity of Protein Folding. Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol.Signatures of the Protein Folding Pathway in Two-Dimensional

  11. Energy landscapes for protein folding, binding, and aggregation : simple funnels and beyond

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    Cho, Samuel Sung-Il

    2007-01-01

    coordinates capture protein folding on smooth landscapes.in the Prediction of Protein Folding Kinetics. Proc. Natl.Landscapes for Protein Folding, Binding, and Aggregation:

  12. Topology, frustration, folding and function of the inflammatory cytokine Interleukin-1[beta

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    Capraro, Dominique T.

    2008-01-01

    the features of protein folding, where proteins with manychain connectivity on protein folding (53). Application ofhave gone beyond protein folding and have characterized

  13. Microfluidic advantage : novel techniques for protein folding and oxygen control in cell cultures

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    Polinkovsky, Mark E.; Polinkovsky, Mark E.

    2012-01-01

    Novel Techniques for Protein Folding and Oxygen Control inTemperature Jump System to Study Fast Protein FoldingNovel Techniques for Protein Folding and Oxygen Control in

  14. Carbon-deuterium bonds as an infrared probe of protein dynamics, local electrostatics and folding

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    Sagle, Laura B.

    2006-01-01

    and Englander, W. S. , Protein Folding: A Stepwise AssemblyEnglander, S. W. , Protein Folding Intermediates – NativeR. L. , How Does Protein Folding Get Started? Trends

  15. Beyond the native state: Exploring the role of partially folded conformations on the protein energy landscape

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    Connell, Katelyn Blair

    2010-01-01

    Unifying features in protein- folding mechanisms. Proc NatlDramatic acceleration of protein folding by stabilization ofL. & Englander, S. W. (1995). Protein folding intermediates:

  16. The folding energy landscape of Cytochrome c : theoretical and experimental investigations

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    Weinkam, Patrick

    2009-01-01

    Chemical Frustration in the Protein Folding Landscape: GrandChemical Frustration in the Protein Folding Landscape: GrandEnzyme Catalysis and Protein Folding (Freeman, New York). [

  17. A biochemical analysis of the complex protein folding machinery in algal chloroplasts

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    Tran, Miller

    2012-01-01

    1992). "Hsp90 chaperones protein folding in vitro." NatureMolecular chaperones in protein folding and proteostasis."analysis of the complex protein folding machinery in algal

  18. Amyloid ?-Protein Monomer Folding: Free-Energy Surfaces Reveal Alloform-Specific Differences

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    Yang, M; Teplow, DB

    2008-01-01

    study of amyloid ?-protein folding and oligomerization.Elucidating amyloid ?-protein folding and assembly: A multi-of Alzheimer's amyloid ?-protein folding and assembly. Curr.

  19. Inferring the Rate-Length Law of Protein Folding

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    Lane, Thomas J

    2013-01-01

    We investigate the rate-length scaling law of protein folding, a key undetermined scaling law in the analytical theory of protein folding. We demonstrate that chain length is a dominant factor determining folding times, and that the unambiguous determination of the way chain length corre- lates with folding times could provide key mechanistic insight into the folding process. Four specific proposed laws (power law, exponential, and two stretched exponentials) are tested against one an- other, and it is found that the power law best explains the data. At the same time, the fit power law results in rates that are very fast, nearly unreasonably so in a biological context. We show that any of the proposed forms are viable, conclude that more data is necessary to unequivocally infer the rate-length law, and that such data could be obtained through a small number of protein folding experiments on large protein domains.

  20. An energy landscape theory for cotranslational protein folding

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    Tourigny, David S

    2013-01-01

    Energy landscape theory describes how a full-length protein can attain its native fold by sampling only a tiny fraction of all possible structures. Although protein folding is now understood to be concomitant with synthesis on the ribosome, there have been few attempts to modify energy landscape theory by accounting for cotranslational folding. This paper introduces a model for cotranslational folding that leads to a natural definition of a nested energy landscapes. By applying concepts drawn from submanifold differential geometry, the dynamics of protein folding on the ribosome can be explored in a quantitative manner and conditions on the nested potential energy landscapes for a good cotranslational folder are obtained. A generalisation of diffusion rate theory using van Kampen's technique of composite stochastic processes is then used to account for entropic contributions and the effects of variable translation rates on cotranslational folding. This stochastic approach agrees well with experimental results...

  1. Dodging the crisis of folding proteins with knots

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    Joanna I. Su?kowska; Piotr Su?kowski; José N. Onuchic

    2009-12-30

    Proteins with nontrivial topology, containing knots and slipknots, have the ability to fold to their native states without any additional external forces invoked. A mechanism is suggested for folding of these proteins, such as YibK and YbeA, which involves an intermediate configuration with a slipknot. It elucidates the role of topological barriers and backtracking during the folding event. It also illustrates that native contacts are sufficient to guarantee folding in around 1-2% of the simulations, and how slipknot intermediates are needed to reduce the topological bottlenecks. As expected, simulations of proteins with similar structure but with knot removed fold much more efficiently, clearly demonstrating the origin of these topological barriers. Although these studies are based on a simple coarse-grained model, they are already able to extract some of the underlying principles governing folding in such complex topologies.

  2. Accordian-folded boot shield for flexible swivel connection

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    Hoh, Joseph C. (Naperville, IL)

    1986-01-01

    A flexible swivel boot connector for connecting a first boot shield section to a second boot shield section, both first and second boot sections having openings therethrough, the second boot section having at least two adjacent accordian folds at the end having the opening, the second boot section being positioned through the opening of the first boot section such that a first of the accordian folds is within the first boot section and a second of the accordian folds is outside of the first boot, includes first and second annular discs, the first disc being positioned within and across the first accordian fold, the second disc being positioned within and across the second accordian fold, such that the first boot section is moveably and rigidly connected between the first and second accordian folds of the second boot section.

  3. Gravity interpretation of the northern Overthrust Belt, Idaho and Wyoming 

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    Silver, Wendy Ilene

    1979-01-01

    GRAVITY INTERPRETATION OF THE NORTHERN OVERTHRUST BELT, IDAHO AND 'vlYOMING A Thesis by IJENDY ILENE SILVER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the deoree of MASTER... OF SCIFNCE December 1979 Major Subject: Geology GRAVITY INTERPRETATION OF THE NORTHERN OVERTHRUST lIELT, . IDAHO AND NYOMING A Thesis by NENDY ILEI'lE 5!, LVER Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee (Hea o epartment (i~1embe...

  4. When pigs fly: a study of computer generated paper folding 

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    Nitsch, Elizabeth Jeanette

    2009-05-15

    of folds form bases, or starting shapes, which are common to the construction of more than one figure. The classic, or best-known bases, are the kite base, fish base, bird base, and frog base [5] (Fig. 5). 4 Fig. 4. Basic origami folds... suitable for everything from clothing and architecture to lanterns, kites, and, of course, origami [11]. 6 HISTORY OF ORIGAMI Given that paper originated in China, many historians trace the development of artistic paper folding to that country...

  5. The Origin and Evolution of the Asteroid Main Belt

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    Philip R. Bidstrup; Henning Haack; Anja C. Andersen; Rene Michelsen; John Leif Jorgensen

    2005-11-11

    Using a fully autonomous spacecraft - Bering - we propose to detect and study sub-km asteroids from an orbit within the asteroid Main Belt. The main purpose of the proposed Bering mission is to detect a statistically significant sample of an expected population of approximately 10^(10) main belt asteroids in the size range 1 m to 1 km. These asteroids are too faint to be observed using Earth-based telescopes. Sub-km asteroids can be detected from spacecraft at close range but due to the high relative velocities and the long communication times this requires a fully autonomous spacecraft. Using theoretical estimates of the distribution and abundance of sub-km asteroids we find that the Bering mission would detect approximately 6 new sub-km asteroids per day. With an expected lifetime for the mission of a few years we expect to detect and study several thousand sub-km asteroids. Results from the Bering mission would allow us to: 1) Provide further links between groups of meteorites and their parent asteroids. 2) Constrain the cratering rate at planetary surfaces and thus allow significantly improved cratering ages for terrains on Mars and other planets. 3) Constrain processes that transfer small asteroids from orbits in the main belt to the inner Solar System.

  6. Detection of Small Kuiper Belt Objects by Stellar Occultations

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    R. Stevenson

    2007-12-10

    Knowledge of the Kuiper Belt is currently limited to those objects that can be detected directly. Objects with diameters less than $\\sim$10km reflect too little light to be detected. These smaller bodies could contain most of the mass in the Kuiper Belt while the abundance of these bodies may constrain the distribution of mass. The overall size distribution of bodies within the Kuiper Belt can also be inferred from the relative abundances of sub-km and larger bodies. Stellar occultations are already used to study dark objects in the Solar System, such as asteroids or planetary rings. Occultation by a KBO of a size comparable to, or larger than, that of the Fresnel Scale will result in Fresnel diffraction. Detection of diffraction effects requires fast multiple-star photometry, which will be conducted in July 2007 using the Orthogonal Parallel Transfer Imaging Camera (OPTIC) mounted on the University of Hawaii 2.2m telescope on Mauna Kea. This paper details how knowledge of the mass and structure of the outer Solar System may be obtained through the detection of serendipitous stellar occultations.

  7. A dynamical approach to protein folding

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    Alessandro Torcini; Roberto Livi; Antonio Politi

    2001-03-13

    In this paper we show that a dynamical description of the protein folding process provides an effective representation of equilibrium properties and it allows for a direct investigation of the mechanisms ruling the approach towards the native configuration. The results reported in this paper have been obtained for a two-dimensional toy-model of amino acid sequences, whose native configurations were previously determined by Monte Carlo techniques. The somewhat controversial scenario emerging from the comparison among various thermodynamical indicators is definitely better resolved relying upon a truly dynamical description, that points out the crucial role played by long-range interactions in determining the characteristic step-wise evolution of ``good'' folders to their native state. It is worth stressing that this dynamical scenario is consistent with the information obtained by exploring the energy landscapes of different sequences. This suggests that even the identification of more efficient ``static'' indicators should take into account the peculiar features associated with the complex ``orography'' of the landscape.

  8. VERIFI code optimization yields three-fold increase in engine...

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    for parallel readwrite processes. (Click image to view larger.) VERIFI code optimization yields three-fold increase in engine simulation speed By Greg Cunningham * May 7,...

  9. New Crystal Structures Lift Fog around Protein Folding

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    New Crystal Structures Lift Fog around Protein Folding Print Nature's proteins set a high bar for nanotechnology. Macromolecules forged from peptide chains of amino acids, these...

  10. Hundred-Fold Improvement in Temperature Mapping Reveals the Stresses...

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    Hundred-Fold Improvement in Temperature Mapping Reveals the Stresses Inside Tiny Transistors Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights...

  11. Protein folding: A complex potential for the driving force

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    Chekmarev, Sergei F

    2013-01-01

    Using the Helmholtz decomposition of the vector field of folding fluxes in a reduced space of collective variables, a potential of the driving force for protein folding is determined. The potential has two components and can be written as a complex function. One component is responsible for the source and sink of the folding flows (representing, respectively, the unfolded states and the native state of the protein), and the other accounts for the vorticity of the flow that is produced at the boundaries of the main flow by the contact of the moving folding "fluid" with the quiescent surroundings. The theoretical consideration is illustrated by calculations for a model $\\beta$-hairpin protein.

  12. Thermodynamics of protein folding: a random matrix formulation

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    Pragya Shukla

    2010-10-16

    The process of protein folding from an unfolded state to a biologically active, folded conformation is governed by many parameters e.g the sequence of amino acids, intermolecular interactions, the solvent, temperature and chaperon molecules. Our study, based on random matrix modeling of the interactions, shows however that the evolution of the statistical measures e.g Gibbs free energy, heat capacity, entropy is single parametric. The information can explain the selection of specific folding pathways from an infinite number of possible ways as well as other folding characteristics observed in computer simulation studies.

  13. MICROFLUIDIC MIXERS FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF PROTEIN FOLDING...

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    Conference: MICROFLUIDIC MIXERS FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF PROTEIN FOLDING USING SYNCHROTRON RADIATION CIRCULAR DICHROISM SPECTROSCOPY Citation Details In-Document Search Title:...

  14. MICROFLUIDIC MIXERS FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF PROTEIN FOLDING...

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    MICROFLUIDIC MIXERS FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF PROTEIN FOLDING USING SYNCHROTRON RADIATION CIRCULAR DICHROISM SPECTROSCOPY Kane, A; Hertzog, D; Baumgartel, P; Lengefeld, J; Horsley,...

  15. Folded inflatable protective device and method for making same

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    Behr, V.L.; Nelsen, J.M.; Gwinn, K.W.

    1998-10-20

    An apparatus and method are disclosed for making an inflatable protective device made of lightweight material that can withstand the initial stress from inflation and enhance radial inflation. The device includes a cushion and an inflator port. The invention further includes several stacks of folded cushion material including a combination of full-width stacks and half-width stacks: a first full-width stack defined by one or more fan folds in a first lateral half of the cushion wherein the folds are substantially centered above a first center line and are substantially over the inflator port; a second full-width stack defined by one or more fan folds in a second lateral half of the cushion wherein the folds are substantially centered above the first center line and substantially over the inflator port in the first full-width stack; a first half-width stack defined by a plurality of fan folds in the bottom of the cushion where neither edge of each fold extends substantially over the second center line; and a second half-width stack defined by a plurality of fan folds in the top of the cushion wherein neither edge of each fold extends substantially over the second center line. 22 figs.

  16. Folded inflatable protective device and method for making same

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    Behr, Vance L. (Albuquerque, NM); Nelsen, James M. (Albuquerque, NM); Gwinn, Kenneth W. (Cedar Crest, NM)

    1998-01-01

    An apparatus and method for making an inflatable protective device made of lightweight material that can withstand the initial stress from inflation and enhance radial inflation. The device includes a cushion and an inflator port. The invention further includes several stacks of folded cushion material including a combination of full-width stacks and half-width stacks: a first full-width stack defined by one or more fan folds in a first lateral half of the cushion wherein the folds are substantially centered above a first center line and are substantially over the inflator port; a second full-width stack defined by one or more fan folds in a second lateral half of the cushion wherein the folds are substantially centered above the first center line and substantially over the inflator port in the first full-width stack; a first half-width stack defined by a plurality of fan folds in the bottom of the cushion where neither edge of each fold extends substantially over the second center line; and a second half-width stack defined by a plurality of fan folds in the top of the cushion wherein neither edge of each fold extends substantially over the second center line.

  17. CREATING A GEOLOGIC PLAY BOOK FOR TRENTON-BLACK RIVER APPALACHIAN BASIN EXPLORATION

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    Douglas G. Patchen; Chris Laughrey; Jaime Kostelnik; James Drahovzal; John B. Hickman; Paul D. Lake; John Bocan; Larry Wickstrom; Taury Smith; Katharine Lee Avary

    2004-10-01

    The ''Trenton-Black River Appalachian Basin Exploration Consortium'' has reached the mid-point in a two-year research effort to produce a play book for Trenton-Black River exploration. The final membership of the Consortium includes 17 exploration and production companies and 6 research team members, including four state geological surveys, the New York State Museum Institute and West Virginia University. Seven integrated research tasks and one administrative and technology transfer task are being conducted basin-wide by research teams organized from this large pool of experienced professionals. All seismic data available to the consortium have been examined at least once. Synthetic seismograms constructed for specific wells have enabled researchers to correlate the tops of 10 stratigraphic units determined from well logs to seismic profiles in New York and Pennsylvania. In addition, three surfaces in that area have been depth converted, gridded and mapped. In the Kentucky-Ohio-West Virginia portion of the study area, a velocity model has been developed to help constrain time-to-depth conversions. Fifteen formation tops have been identified on seismic in that area. Preliminary conclusions based on the available seismic data do not support the extension of the Rome Trough into New York state. Members of the stratigraphy task team measured, described and photographed numerous cores from throughout the basin, and tied these data back to their network of geophysical log cross sections. Geophysical logs were scanned in raster files for use in detailed well examination and construction of cross sections. Logs on these cross sections that are only in raster format are being converted to vector format for final cross section displays. The petrology team measured and sampled one classic outcrop in Pennsylvania and ten cores in four states. More than 600 thin sections were prepared from samples in those four states. A seven-step procedure is being used to analyze all thin sections, leading to an interpretation of the sequence of diagenetic events and development of porosity in the reservoir. Nearly 1000 stable isotope geochemistry samples have been collected from cores in four of the five states in the study area. More than 400 of these samples will be analyzed for fluid inclusion and/or strontium isotope analyses, as well. Gas samples have been collected from 21 wells in four states and analyzed for chemical content and isotope analyses of carbon and hydrogen. Because natural gases vary in chemical and isotope composition as a function of their formation and migration history, crossplots of these values can be very revealing. Gas from the Homer field in Kentucky indicates compartmentalization and at least two different sources. Gas from the York field in Ohio also came from at least two discrete compartments. Gas from the Cottontree field in West Virginia is very dry, probably generated from post-mature source rocks. Isotope reversals may be indicative of cracking of residual oil. Gas from Glodes Corners Road field in New York also is post-mature, dry gas, and again isotope reversals may indicate cracking of residual oil in the reservoir. Noble gases are predominantly of crustal origin, but a minor helium component was derived from the mantle. The project web server continues to evolve as the project progresses. The user/password authenticated website has 18 industry partner users and 20 research team users. Software has been installed to track website use. Two meetings of the research team were held to review the status of the project and prepare reports to be given to the full consortium. A meeting of the full consortium--industry partners and researchers--was very successful. However, the ultimate product of the research could be improved if industry members were more forthcoming with proprietary data.

  18. CREATING A GEOLOGIC PLAY BOOK FOR TRENTON-BLACK RIVER APPALACHIAN BASIN EXPLORATION

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    Douglas G. Patchen; Katharine Lee Avary; John M. Bocan; Michael Hohn; John B. Hickman; Paul D. Lake; James A. Drahovzal; Christopher D. Laughrey; Jaime Kostelnik; Taury Smith; Ron Riley; Mark Baranoski

    2005-04-01

    The Trenton-Black River Appalachian Basin Research Consortium has made significant progress toward their goal of producing a geologic play book for the Trenton-Black River gas play. The final product will include a resource assessment model of Trenton-Black River reservoirs; possible fairways within which to concentrate further studies and seismic programs; and a model for the origin of Trenton-Black River hydrothermal dolomite reservoirs. All seismic data available to the consortium have been examined. Synthetic seismograms constructed for specific wells have enabled researchers to correlate the tops of 15 stratigraphic units determined from well logs to seismic profiles in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky. In addition, three surfaces for the area have been depth converted, gridded and mapped. A 16-layer velocity model has been developed to help constrain time-to-depth conversions. Considerable progress was made in fault trend delineation and seismic-stratigraphic correlation within the project area. Isopach maps and a network of gamma-ray cross sections supplemented with core descriptions allowed researchers to more clearly define the architecture of the basin during Middle and Late Ordovician time, the control of basin architecture on carbonate and shale deposition and eventually, the location of reservoirs in Trenton Limestone and Black River Group carbonates. The basin architecture itself may be structurally controlled, and this fault-related structural control along platform margins influenced the formation of hydrothermal dolomite reservoirs in original limestone facies deposited in high energy environments. This resulted in productive trends along the northwest margin of the Trenton platform in Ohio. The continuation of this platform margin into New York should provide further areas with good exploration potential. The focus of the petrographic study shifted from cataloging a broad spectrum of carbonate rocks that occur in the Trenton-Black River interval to delineation of regional limestone diagenesis in the basin. A consistent basin-wide pattern of marine and burial diagenesis that resulted in relatively low porosity and permeability in the subtidal facies of these rocks has been documented across the study area. Six diagenetic stages have been recognized: four marine diagenesis stages and two burial diagenesis stages. This dominance of extensive marine and burial diagenesis yielded rocks with low reservoir potential, with the exception of fractured limestone and dolostone reservoirs. Commercial amounts of porosity, permeability and petroleum accumulation appear to be restricted to areas where secondary porosity developed in association with hydrothermal fluid flow along faults and fractures related to basement tectonics. A broad range of geochemical and fluid inclusion analyses have aided in a better understanding of the origin of the dolomites in the Trenton and Black River Groups over the study area. The results of these analyses support a hydrothermal origin for all of the various dolomite types found to date. The fluid inclusion data suggest that all of the dolomite types analyzed formed from hot saline brines. The dolomite is enriched in iron and manganese, which supports a subsurface origin for the dolomitizing brine. Strontium isotope data suggest that the fluids passed through basement rocks or immature siliciclastic rocks prior to forming the dolomites. All of these data suggest a hot, subsurface origin for the dolomites. The project database continued to be redesigned, developed and deployed. Production data are being reformatted for standard relational database management system requirements. Use of the project intranet by industry partners essentially doubled during the reporting period.

  19. Two-State Folding, Folding through Intermediates, and Metastability in a Minimalistic Hydrophobic-Polar Model for Proteins

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    Stefan Schnabel; Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

    2007-10-24

    Within the frame of an effective, coarse-grained hydrophobic-polar protein model, we employ multicanonical Monte Carlo simulations to investigate free-energy landscapes and folding channels of exemplified heteropolymer sequences, which are permutations of each other. Despite the simplicity of the model, the knowledge of the free-energy landscape in dependence of a suitable system order parameter enables us to reveal complex folding characteristics known from real bioproteins and synthetic peptides, such as two-state folding, folding through weakly stable intermediates, and glassy metastability.

  20. Data From HANE-Generated Radiation Belts and the Origin of Diffusion Theory

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    Winske, Dan [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-16

    In this presentation we briefly review some of the published data regarding the artificial radiation belts produced by the Starfish and R2 high altitude nuclear explosions in 1962. The data showed slow temporal variations of the belts in altitude (L) and pitch angle ({alpha}) that could be modeled as a diffusion process. That early work formed the basis for more complex radiation belt diffusion models that are in use at present.

  1. Counting Mountain-Valley Assignments for Flat Folds

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    Hull, Thomas C.

    Counting Mountain-Valley Assignments for Flat Folds Thomas Hull Department of Mathematics Merrimack), a mountain-valley (MV) assignment is a function f : E {M,V} which indicates which crease lines are con- vex can be thought of as a structural blueprint of the fold.) Creases come in two types: mountain creases

  2. Coarsely resolved topography along protein folding pathways Ariel Fernandez

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    Berry, R. Stephen

    Coarsely resolved topography along protein folding pathways Ariel Ferna´ndez Instituto de Matema . The topography is represented as a sequence of minima and effective saddle points. The dominant folding pathway. Initially misfolded states form and dismantle revealing no definite pattern in the topography and exhibiting

  3. Statistical Analysis of Protein Folding Kinetics Aaron R. Dinner

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    Dinner, Aaron

    Statistical Analysis of Protein Folding Kinetics Aaron R. Dinner , Sung-Sau So ¡ , and Martin and theoretical studies over several years have led to the emergence of a unified general mechanism for protein folding that serves as a framework for the design and interpretation of research in this area [1

  4. Multi-Agent Simulation of Protein Folding Luca Bortolussi1

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    Bortolussi, Luca

    Multi-Agent Simulation of Protein Folding Luca Bortolussi1 , Agostino Dovier1 , and Federico residues) is known. The process for reaching this state is known as the protein fold- ing. This problem the feasibility and the power of the method. Keywords: Computational Biology, Agent-Based Technologies, Protein

  5. A Gauge Field Theory of Chirally Folded Homopolymers with Applications to Folded Proteins

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    Ulf H. Danielsson; Martin Lundgren; Antti J. Niemi

    2010-08-26

    We combine the principle of gauge invariance with extrinsic string geometry to develop a lattice model that can be employed to theoretically describe properties of chiral, unbranched homopolymers. We find that in its low temperature phase the model is in the same universality class with proteins that are deposited in the Protein Data Bank, in the sense of the compactness index. We apply the model to analyze various statistical aspects of folded proteins. Curiously we find that it can produce results that are a very good good match to the data in the Protein Data Bank.

  6. Gould Belt Kinematics on the Base of the Open Clusters and Ob-Associations

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    Vadim V. Bobylev; Anisa T. Bajkova

    2006-08-12

    The kinematic parameters of the Gould Belt are redetermined using modern data on the motion of nearby young ($\\log tBelt centre: $l_\\circ=128^\\circ$ and $R_\\circ=150$ pc. It is shown that the whole structure of the Gould Belt is moving relative to the local standard of rest with a velocity of $10.7\\pm0.7$ km s$^{-1}$ in the direction towards $l=274\\pm4^\\circ$, $b=-1\\pm3^\\circ$. Using the rotation velocity, we obtained the virial estimation of the Gould Belt mass as $1.5\\times 10^6 M_\\odot$.

  7. Method for fabricating fan-fold shielded electrical leads

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    Rohatgi, R.R.; Cowan, T.E.

    1994-12-27

    Fan-folded electrical leads made from copper cladded Kapton, for example, with the copper cladding on one side serving as a ground plane and the copper cladding on the other side being etched to form the leads. The Kapton is fan folded with the leads located at the bottom of the fan-folds. Electrical connections are made by partially opening the folds of the fan and soldering, for example, the connections directly to the ground plane and/or the lead. The fan folded arrangement produces a number of advantages, such as electrically shielding the leads from the environment, is totally non-magnetic, and has a very low thermal conductivity, while being easy to fabricate. 3 figures.

  8. Method for fabricating fan-fold shielded electrical leads

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    Rohatgi, Rajeev R. (Mountain View, CA); Cowan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

    1994-01-01

    Fan-folded electrical leads made from copper cladded Kapton, for example, with the copper cladding on one side serving as a ground plane and the copper cladding on the other side being etched to form the leads. The Kapton is fan folded with the leads located at the bottom of the fan-folds. Electrical connections are made by partially opening the folds of the fan and soldering, for example, the connections directly to the ground plane and/or the lead. The fan folded arrangement produces a number of advantages, such as electrically shielding the leads from the environment, is totally non-magnetic, and has a very low thermal conductivity, while being easy to fabricate.

  9. Polymer uncrossing and knotting in protein folding, and their role in minimal folding pathways

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    Mohazab, Ali R

    2012-01-01

    We introduce a method for calculating the extent to which chain non-crossing is important in the most efficient, optimal trajectories or pathways for a protein to fold. This involves recording all unphysical crossing events of a ghost chain, and calculating the minimal uncrossing cost that would have been required to avoid such events. A depth-first tree search algorithm is applied to find minimal transformations to fold $\\alpha$, $\\beta$, $\\alpha/\\beta$, and knotted proteins. In all cases, the extra uncrossing/non-crossing distance is a small fraction of the total distance travelled by a ghost chain. Different structural classes may be distinguished by the amount of extra uncrossing distance, and the effectiveness of such discrimination is compared with other order parameters. It was seen that non-crossing distance over chain length provided the best discrimination between structural and kinetic classes. The scaling of non-crossing distance with chain length implies an inevitable crossover to entanglement-do...

  10. Structure and anisotropy of the Mexico subduction zone based on Rayleigh-wave analysis and implications for the geometry of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

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    Stubailo, I; Beghein, C; Davis, PM

    2012-01-01

    across the central Mexican volcanic belt at 100 W: Spatialcentral Trans-Mexican volcanic belt, Chem. Geol. , 244(3–4),Trans-Mexican volcanic belt: Slab detachment in a subduction

  11. UNBIASED INCLINATION DISTRIBUTIONS FOR OBJECTS IN THE KUIPER BELT

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    Gulbis, A. A. S. [South African Astronomical Observatory, P.O. Box 9, Observatory, 7935 Cape Town (South Africa); Elliot, J. L.; Adams, E. R. [Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 (United States); Benecchi, S. D. [Planetary Science Institute, 1700 East Fort Lowell, Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Buie, M. W. [Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street 400, Boulder, CO 80302 (United States); Trilling, D. E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 6010, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 (United States); Wasserman, L. H., E-mail: amanda@saao.ac.z, E-mail: jle@mit.ed, E-mail: era@mit.ed, E-mail: lhw@lowell.ed, E-mail: susank@psi.ed, E-mail: buie@boulder.swri.ed, E-mail: David.Trilling@nau.ed [Lowell Observatory, 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (United States)

    2010-08-15

    Using data from the Deep Ecliptic Survey (DES), we investigate the inclination distributions of objects in the Kuiper Belt. We present a derivation for observational bias removal and use this procedure to generate unbiased inclination distributions for Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) of different DES dynamical classes, with respect to the Kuiper Belt plane. Consistent with previous results, we find that the inclination distribution for all DES KBOs is well fit by the sum of two Gaussians, or a Gaussian plus a generalized Lorentzian, multiplied by sin i. Approximately 80% of KBOs are in the high-inclination grouping. We find that Classical object inclinations are well fit by sin i multiplied by the sum of two Gaussians, with roughly even distribution between Gaussians of widths 2.0{sup +0.6}{sub -0.5}{sup 0} and 8.1{sup +2.6}{sub -2.1}{sup 0}. Objects in different resonances exhibit different inclination distributions. The inclinations of Scattered objects are best matched by sin i multiplied by a single Gaussian that is centered at 19.1{sup +3.9}{sub -3.6}{sup 0} with a width of 6.9{sup +4.1}{sub -2.7}{sup 0}. Centaur inclinations peak just below 20{sup 0}, with one exceptionally high-inclination object near 80{sup 0}. The currently observed inclination distribution of the Centaurs is not dissimilar to that of the Scattered Extended KBOs and Jupiter-family comets, but is significantly different from the Classical and Resonant KBOs. While the sample sizes of some dynamical classes are still small, these results should begin to serve as a critical diagnostic for models of solar system evolution.

  12. Two new basaltic asteroids in the Outer Main Belt?

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    R. Duffard; F. Roig

    2008-01-14

    The identification of basaltic asteroids in the asteroid Main Belt and the description of their surface mineralogy is necessary to understand the diversity in the collection of basaltic meteorites. Basaltic asteroids can be identified from their visible reflectance spectra and are classified as V-type in the usual taxonomies. In this work, we report visible spectroscopic observations of two candidate V-type asteroids, (7472) Kumakiri and (10537) 1991 RY16, located in the outer Main Belt (a > 2.85 UA). These candidate have been previously identified by Roig and Gil-Hutton (2006, Icarus 183, 411) using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey colors. The spectroscopic observations have been obtained at the Calar Alto Observatory, Spain, during observational runs in November and December 2006. The spectra of these two asteroids show the steep slope shortwards of 0.70 microns and the deep absorption feature longwards of 0.75 microns that are characteristic of V-type asteroids. However, the presence of a shallow but conspicuous absorption band around 0.65 microns opens some questions about the actual mineralogy of these two asteroids. Such band has never been observed before in basaltic asteroids with the intensity we detected it. We discuss the possibility for this shallow absorption feature to be caused by the presence of chromium on the asteroid surface. Our results indicate that, together with (1459) Magnya, asteroids (7472) Kumakiri and (10537) 1991 RY16 may be the only traces of basaltic material found up to now in the outer Main Belt.

  13. Innovative Methodology for Detection of Fracture-Controlled Sweet Spots in the Northern Appalachian Basin

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    Robert Jacobi; John Fountain; Stuart Loewenstein; Edward DeRidder; Bruce Hart

    2007-03-31

    For two consecutive years, 2004 and 2005, the largest natural gas well (in terms of gas flow/day) drilled onshore USA targeted the Ordovician Trenton/Black River (T/BR) play in the Appalachian Basin of New York State (NYS). Yet, little data were available concerning the characteristics of the play, or how to recognize and track T/BR prospects across the region. Traditional exploration techniques for entry into a hot play were of limited use here, since existing deep well logs and public domain seismic were almost non-existent. To help mitigate this problem, this research project was conceived with two objectives: (1) to demonstrate that integrative traditional and innovative techniques could be used as a cost-effective reconnaissance exploration methodology in this, and other, areas where existing data in targeted fracture-play horizons are almost non-existent, and (2) determine critical characteristics of the T/BR fields. The research region between Seneca and Cayuga lakes (in the Finger Lakes of NYS) is on strike and east of the discovery fields, and the southern boundary of the field area is about 8 km north of more recently discovered T/BR fields. Phase I, completed in 2004, consisted of integrating detailed outcrop fracture analyses with detailed soil gas analyses, lineaments, stratigraphy, seismic reflection data, well log data, and aeromagnetics. In the Seneca Lake region, Landsat lineaments (EarthSat, 1997) were coincident with fracture intensification domains (FIDs) and minor faults observed in outcrop and inferred from stratigraphy. Soil gas anomalies corresponded to ENE-trending lineaments and FIDs. N- and ENE-trending lineaments were parallel to aeromagnetic anomalies, whereas E-trending lineaments crossed aeromagnetic trends. 2-D seismic reflection data confirmed that the E-trending lineaments and FIDs occur where shallow level Alleghanian salt-cored thrust-faulted anticlines occur. In contrast, the ENE-trending FIDs and lineaments occur where Iapetan rift faults have been episodically reactivated, and a few of these faults extend through the entire stratigraphic section. The ENE-trending faults and N-striking transfer zones controlled the development of the T/BR grabens. In both the Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake regions, we found more FIDs than Landsat lineaments, both in terms of individual FIDs and trends of FIDs. Our fused Landsat/ASTER image provided more lineaments, but the structural framework inferred from these lineaments is incomplete even for the fused image. Individual lineaments may not predict surface FIDs (within 500m). However, an individual lineament that has been groundtruthed by outcrop FIDs can be used as a proxy for the trend of intense fracturing. Aeromagnetics and seismic reflection data across the discovery fields west of Keuka Lake demonstrate that the fields terminate on the east against northerly-striking faults that extend from Precambrian basement to, in some cases, the surface; the fields terminate in the west at N- and NW-striking faults. Seismic and well log data show that the fields must be compartmentalized, since different parts of the same field show different histories of development. T/BR fields south of the research area also terminate (on the east) against northerly-trending lineaments which we suggest mark faults. Phase II, completed in 2006, consisted of collection and analysis of an oriented, horizontal core retrieved from one of the T/BR fields in a graben south of the field area. The field is located along ENE-trending EarthSat (1997) lineaments, similar to that hypothesized for the study area. The horizontal core shows much evidence for reactivation along the ENE-trending faults, with multiple events of vein development and both horizontal and vertical stylolite growth. Horizontal veins that post- and pre-date other vein sets indicate that at least two orogenic phases (separated by unloading) affected vein development. Many of the veins and releasing bend features (rhombochasms) are consistent with strike-slip motion (oblique) along ENE-striking faults as a result

  14. Los Alamos provides HOPE for radiation belt storm probes

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJesse BergkampCentermillion to local UnitedtoHOPE for radiation belt storm

  15. Structural mapping of the ClpB ATPases of Plasmodium falciparum: Targeting protein folding and secretion for antimalarial drug design

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    AhYoung, AP; Koehl, A; Cascio, D; Egea, PF

    2015-01-01

    falciparum: Targeting protein folding and secretion forfalciparum: targeting protein folding and secretion for

  16. Improving the Availability and Delivery of Critical Information for Tight Gas Resource Development in the Appalachian Basin

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    Mary Behling; Susan Pool; Douglas Patchen; John Harper

    2008-12-31

    To encourage, facilitate and accelerate the development of tight gas reservoirs in the Appalachian basin, the geological surveys in Pennsylvania and West Virginia collected widely dispersed data on five gas plays and formatted these data into a large database that can be accessed by individual well or by play. The database and delivery system that were developed can be applied to any of the 30 gas plays that have been defined in the basin, but for this project, data compilation was restricted to the following: the Mississippian-Devonian Berea/Murrysville sandstone play and the Upper Devonian Venango, Bradford and Elk sandstone plays in Pennsylvania and West Virginia; and the 'Clinton'/Medina sandstone play in northwestern Pennsylvania. In addition, some data were collected on the Tuscarora Sandstone play in West Virginia, which is the lateral equivalent of the Medina Sandstone in Pennsylvania. Modern geophysical logs are the most common and cost-effective tools for evaluating reservoirs. Therefore, all of the well logs in the libraries of the two surveys from wells that had penetrated the key plays were scanned, generating nearly 75,000 scanned e-log files from more than 40,000 wells. A standard file-naming convention for scanned logs was developed, which includes the well API number, log curve type(s) scanned, and the availability of log analyses or half-scale logs. In addition to well logs, other types of documents were scanned, including core data (descriptions, analyses, porosity-permeability cross-plots), figures from relevant chapters of the Atlas of Major Appalachian Gas Plays, selected figures from survey publications, and information from unpublished reports and student theses and dissertations. Monthly and annual production data from 1979 to 2007 for West Virginia wells in these plays are available as well. The final database also includes digitized logs from more than 800 wells, sample descriptions from more than 550 wells, more than 600 digital photos in 1-foot intervals from 11 cores, and approximately 260 references for these plays. A primary objective of the research was to make data and information available free to producers through an on-line data delivery model designed for public access on the Internet. The web-based application that was developed utilizes ESRI's ArcIMS GIS software to deliver both well-based and play-based data that are searchable through user-originated queries, and allows interactive regional geographic and geologic mapping that is play-based. System tools help users develop their customized spatial queries. A link also has been provided to the West Virginia Geological Survey's 'pipeline' system for accessing all available well-specific data for more than 140,000 wells in West Virginia. However, only well-specific queries by API number are permitted at this time. The comprehensive project web site (http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/atg) resides on West Virginia Geological Survey's servers and links are provided from the Pennsylvania Geological Survey and Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium web sites.

  17. Physics of Caustics and Protein Folding: Mathematical Parallels

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    Walter Simmons; Joel L. Weiner

    2011-08-13

    The energy for protein folding arises from multiple sources and is not large in total. In spite of the many specific successes of energy landscape and other approaches, there still seems to be some missing guiding factor that explains how energy from diverse small sources can drive a complex molecule to a unique state. We explore the possibility that the missing factor is in the geometry. A comparison of folding with other physical phenomena, together with analytic modeling of a molecule, led us to analyze the physics of optical caustic formation and of folding behavior side-by-side. The physics of folding and caustics is ostensibly very different but there are several strong parallels. This comparison emphasizes the mathematical similarity and also identifies differences. Since the 1970's, the physics of optical caustics has been developed to a very high degree of mathematical sophistication using catastrophe theory. That kind of quantitative application of catastrophe theory has not previously been applied to folding nor have the points of similarity with optics been identified or exploited. A putative underlying physical link between caustics and folding is a torsion wave of non-constant wave speed, propagating on the dihedral angles and $\\Psi$ found in an analytical model of the molecule. Regardless of whether we have correctly identified an underlying link, the analogy between caustic formation and folding is strong and the parallels (and differences) in the physics are useful.

  18. Water dynamics clue to key residues in protein folding

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    Gao, Meng [State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Center for Theoretical Biology, and Center for Protein Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Center for Theoretical Biology, and Center for Protein Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Zhu, Huaiqiu, E-mail: hqzhu@pku.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Center for Theoretical Biology, and Center for Protein Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Center for Theoretical Biology, and Center for Protein Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Yao, Xin-Qiu [State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Center for Theoretical Biology, and Center for Protein Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China) [State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Center for Theoretical Biology, and Center for Protein Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Department of Biophysics, Kyoto University, Sakyo Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); She, Zhen-Su, E-mail: she@pku.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Center for Theoretical Biology, and Center for Protein Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)] [State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, and Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Center for Theoretical Biology, and Center for Protein Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

    2010-01-29

    A computational method independent of experimental protein structure information is proposed to recognize key residues in protein folding, from the study of hydration water dynamics. Based on all-atom molecular dynamics simulation, two key residues are recognized with distinct water dynamical behavior in a folding process of the Trp-cage protein. The identified key residues are shown to play an essential role in both 3D structure and hydrophobic-induced collapse. With observations on hydration water dynamics around key residues, a dynamical pathway of folding can be interpreted.

  19. Computational investigations of folded self-avoiding walks related to protein folding

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    Bahi, Jacques M; Mazouzi, Kamel; Philippe, Laurent

    2013-01-01

    Various subsets of self-avoiding walks naturally appear when investigating existing methods designed to predict the 3D conformation of a protein of interest. Two such subsets, namely the folded and the unfoldable self-avoiding walks, are studied computationally in this article. We show that these two sets are equal and correspond to the whole $n$-step self-avoiding walks for $n\\leqslant 14$, but that they are different for numerous $n \\geqslant 108$, which are common protein lengths. Concrete counterexamples are provided and the computational methods used to discover them are completely detailed. A tool for studying these subsets of walks related to both pivot moves and proteins conformations is finally presented.

  20. First ultraviolet reflectance measurements of several Kuiper Belt objects, Kuiper Belt object satellites, and new ultraviolet measurements of A Centaur

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    Stern, S. A.; Schindhelm, E.; Cunningham, N. J.

    2014-05-01

    We observed the 2600-3200 Å (hereafter, mid-UV) reflectance of two Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs), two KBO satellites, and a Centaur, using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS). Other than measurements of the Pluto system, these constitute the first UV measurements obtained of KBOs, and KBO satellites, and new HST UV measurements of the Centaur 2060 Chiron. We find significant differences among these objects, constrain the sizes and densities of Haumea's satellites, and report the detection of a possible spectral absorption band in Haumea's spectrum near 3050 Å. Comparisons of these objects to previously published UV reflectance measurements of Pluto and Charon are also made here.

  1. Adiabatic effects on radiation belt electrons at low altitude Weichao Tu1,2

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    Li, Xinlin

    Adiabatic effects on radiation belt electrons at low altitude Weichao Tu1,2 and Xinlin Li1] The stormtime adiabatic effects of radiation belt electrons mirroring at low altitude are not analogous to those of equatorially mirroring electrons. During the main phase of a geomagnetic storm the adiabatic effects

  2. Modeling the radiation belt electrons with radial diffusion driven by the solar wind

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    Li, Xinlin

    Modeling the radiation belt electrons with radial diffusion driven by the solar wind A. B. Barker1 October 2005. [1] On the basis of the correlation between the solar wind and radiation belt electron fluxes, we develop a model to simulate the MeV electron phase space density variations from L = 3 to L

  3. Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management Louisiana Tech University Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management Louisiana Tech University Six Sigma Black Belt Certification A Louisiana Tech University Six Sigma Black Belt certification can be obtained by successfully completing INEN 514 Statistical Analysis for Six Sigma, ENGR 566 Six Sigma and Quality Control

  4. Precambrian Research 136 (2005) 2750 The Wadi Mubarak belt, Eastern Desert of Egypt

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    Fritz, Harald

    2005-01-01

    Precambrian Research 136 (2005) 27­50 The Wadi Mubarak belt, Eastern Desert of Egypt, Graz, Austria b Mansoura University, Faculty of Science, Geology Department, El Mansoura, Egypt c February 2003; accepted 3 September 2004 Abstract The Wadi Mubarak belt in Egypt strikes west­east (and

  5. Are energetic electrons in the solar wind the source of the outer radiation belt?

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    Li, Xinlin

    . Mewaldt6 Abstract. Using data from WIND, SAMPEX (Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer the outer radiation belt electrons. Al- though lower energy electrons in the solar wind could be a seedAre energetic electrons in the solar wind the source of the outer radiation belt? Xinlin Li,1 D. N

  6. Jumping Neptune Can Explain the Kuiper Belt Kernel

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    Nesvorny, David

    2015-01-01

    The Kuiper belt is a population of icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune. A particularly puzzling and up-to-now unexplained feature of the Kuiper belt is the so-called `kernel', a concentration of orbits with semimajor axes a~44 AU, eccentricities e~0.05, and inclinations ibelt kernel can be explained if Neptune's otherwise smooth migration was interrupted by a discontinuous change of Neptune's semimajor axis when Neptune reached ~28 AU. Before the discontinuity happened, planetesimals located at ~40 AU were swept into Neptune's 2:1 resonance, and were carried with the migrating resonance outwards. The 2:1 resonance was at ~44 AU when Neptune reached ~28 AU. If Neptune's semimajor axis changed by fraction of AU at this point, perhaps because Neptune was scattered off of another planet, the 2:1 population would have been released at ~44 AU, and would remain there to this day. We show that the orbital distribution of bodies produced in this model provides a good match to...

  7. PCB origami : folding circuit boards into electronic products

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    Sterman, Yoav

    2013-01-01

    PCB origami is a concept for an alternative manufacturing process of electronic products, in which the electronic material will be manufactured flat and folded into functional 3D graspable products by the user. PCBs will ...

  8. UFO (UnFold Operator) computer program abstract

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    Kissel, L.; Biggs, F.

    1982-11-01

    UFO (UnFold Operator) is an interactive user-oriented computer program designed to solve a wide range of problems commonly encountered in physical measurements. This document provides a summary of the capabilities of version 3A of UFO.

  9. Physics of Caustics and Protein Folding: Mathematical Parallels

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    Simmons, Walter

    2011-01-01

    The energy for protein folding arises from multiple sources and is not large in total. In spite of the many specific successes of energy landscape and other approaches, there still seems to be some missing guiding factor that explains how energy from diverse small sources can drive a complex molecule to a unique state. We explore the possibility that the missing factor is in the geometry. A comparison of folding with other physical phenomena, together with analytic modeling of a molecule, led us to analyze the physics of optical caustic formation and of folding behavior side-by-side. The physics of folding and caustics is ostensibly very different but there are several strong parallels. This comparison emphasizes the mathematical similarity and also identifies differences. Since the 1970's, the physics of optical caustics has been developed to a very high degree of mathematical sophistication using catastrophe theory. That kind of quantitative application of catastrophe theory has not previously been applied ...

  10. Determining the role of hydration forces in protein folding

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    Sorenson, J.M. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry] [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Hura, G. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)] [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Life Sciences Div.; Soper, A.K. [Rutherford Appleton Lab., Didcot (United Kingdom). ISIS Facility] [Rutherford Appleton Lab., Didcot (United Kingdom). ISIS Facility; Pertsemlidis, A. [Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (United States). Dept. of Biochemistry] [Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (United States). Dept. of Biochemistry; Head-Gordon, T. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)

    1999-07-01

    One of the primary issues in protein folding is determining what forces drive folding and eventually stabilize the native state. A delicate balance exists between electrostatic forces such as hydrogen bonding and salt bridges, and the hydrophobic effect, which are present for both intramolecular protein interactions and intermolecular contributions with the surrounding aqueous environment. This article describes a combined experimental, theoretical, and computational effort to show how the complexity of aqueous hydration can influence the structure, folding and aggregation, and stability of model protein systems. The unification of the theoretical and experimental work is the development or discovery of effective amino acid interactions that implicitly include the effects of aqueous solvent. The authors show that consideration of the full range of complexity of aqueous hydration forces such as many-body effects, long-ranged character of aqueous solvation, and the assumptions made about the degree of protein hydrophobicity can directly impact the observed structure, folding, and stability of model protein systems.

  11. Low energy pathways for reproducible in vivo protein folding

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    Leonor Cruzeiro

    2011-01-03

    Two proteins, one belonging to the mainly alpha class and the other belonging to the alpha/beta class, are selected to test a kinetic mechanism for protein folding. Targeted molecular dynamics is applied to generate folding pathways for those two proteins, starting from two well defined initial conformations: a fully extended and a alpha-helical conformation. The results show that for both proteins the alpha-helical initial conformation provides overall lower energy pathways to the native state. For the alpha/beta protein, 30 % (40%) of the pathways from an initial alpha-helix (fully extended) structure lead to unentangled native folds, a success rate that can be increased to 85 % by the introduction of a well-defined intermediate structure. These results open up a new direction in which to look for a solution to the protein folding problem, as detailed at the end.

  12. Early Events in Protein Folding Explored by Rapid Mixing Methods

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    Roder, Heinrich

    of unfolded or partially folded states, (V7 10/11 12:16) VCH/G J-1079 Buchner I PMU: WSL(W) 19/08/04 AC1: WSL

  13. Investigation of Peptide Folding by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 

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    Hwang, SoYoun

    2012-07-16

    . Solution-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a powerful technique to investigate protein structure, dynamics, and folding mechanisms, since it provides residue-specific information. One of the major contributions that govern protein structure appears...

  14. Mechanisms of protein-folding diseases at a glance

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    Valastyan, Julie Suzanne

    For a protein to function appropriately, it must first achieve its proper conformation and location within the crowded environment inside the cell. Multiple chaperone systems are required to fold proteins correctly. In ...

  15. SOFTWARE Open Access RNAexinv: An extended inverse RNA folding from

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    Barash, Danny

    SOFTWARE Open Access RNAexinv: An extended inverse RNA folding from shape and physical attributes problem that aims to predict the secondary structure of a given RNA sequence. Software packages are nowa

  16. Energy landscapes, folding mechanisms and kinetics of RNA tetraloop hairpins

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    Chakraborty, Debayan; Collepardo-Guevara, Rosana; Wales, David J.

    2014-12-02

    of its biological functions, are poorly understood. In this work, we use the discrete path sampling (DPS) approach to explore the energy landscapes of two RNA tetraloop hairpins, and provide insights into their folding mechanisms and kinetics in atomistic...

  17. Speeding up protein folding: mutations that increase the rate at which Rop folds and unfolds by over four orders of magnitude

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    Regan, Lynne

    Speeding up protein folding: mutations that increase the rate at which Rop folds and unfolds. Introduction When a protein folds, the backbone and sidechain atoms organize from the extensive number protein folding usually occurs on the order of milliseconds to seconds, it is gener- ally accepted

  18. Master equation approach to protein folding and kinetic traps

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    Marek Cieplak; Malte Henkel; Jan Karbowski; Jayanth R. Banavar

    1998-04-21

    The master equation for 12-monomer lattice heteropolymers is solved numerically and the time evolution of the occupancy of the native state is determined. At low temperatures, the median folding time follows the Arrhenius law and is governed by the longest relaxation time. For good folders, significant kinetic traps appear in the folding funnel whereas for bad folders, the traps also occur in non-native energy valleys.

  19. Kinetic Studies of the Folding of Heterodimeric Monellin: Evidence for Switching between Alternative

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    Keywords: monellin; heterodimeric protein; folding kinetics; parallel pathways Determining whether or not a protein uses multiple pathways to fold is an important goal in protein folding studies. When multiple to the protein folding reaction, and the utilization of more than one pathway would speed protein folding.2

  20. Using Bit-Vector Decision Procedures for Analysis of Protein Folding Pathways

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    Langmead, Christopher James

    Using Bit-Vector Decision Procedures for Analysis of Protein Folding Pathways Christopher James-vector decision procedures for the analysis of protein folding pathways. We argue that the protein fold- ing by the different nature of the protein folding problem, we present a translation of the protein folding pathways

  1. DOI: 10.1002/ijch.201300141 Exploring the Protein Folding Dynamics of Beta3s with

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    Mukamel, Shaul

    DOI: 10.1002/ijch.201300141 Exploring the Protein Folding Dynamics of Beta3s with Two folding process. Howev- er, monitoring protein folding dynamics is still challeng- ing. Experiments of protein folding. However, most folding processes of interest occur on timescales (microsecond to second

  2. RoadmapMethodsforProteinFolding MarkMoll, DavidSchwarz, LydiaE.Kavraki

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    Moll, Mark

    RoadmapMethodsforProteinFolding MarkMoll, DavidSchwarz, LydiaE.Kavraki Abstract--Protein folding, and get a coarse view of the energy landscape. Keywords: protein folding, folding kinetics, roadmap methods, conformation sampling techniques, energy landscape. 1 Introduction Protein folding refers

  3. WHY SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL AND HOW TO DETECT ANOTHER 10 BILLION SMALL MAIN BELT ASTEROIDS. Henning Haack1

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    Andersen, Anja C.

    WHY SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL ­ AND HOW TO DETECT ANOTHER 10 BILLION SMALL MAIN BELT ASTEROIDS. Henning. Introduction: Estimates of the size distribution of main belt asteroids suggest that there is a population- tant sub-kilometer asteroids in the main belt. Long intergration times cannot be used unless the object

  4. PUBLISHED ONLINE: 29 JANUARY 2012 | DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS2185 Explaining sudden losses of outer radiation belt

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    Loss, Daniel

    of outer radiation belt electrons during geomagnetic storms Drew L. Turner1,2 *, Yuri Shprits1,2,3 , Michael Hartinger1 and Vassilis Angelopoulos1,2 The Van Allen radiation belts were first discovered in 1958 by the Explorer series of spacecraft1 . The dynamic outer belt consists primarily of relativistic

  5. Title: Prompt Creation of New Radiation Belts Cluster: Cross-Theme Theory and Data Analysis/SECTP

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    Lotko, William

    Title: Prompt Creation of New Radiation Belts Cluster: Cross-Theme Theory and Data Analysis/SECTP Contributor: William Lotko/Dartmouth College · Radiation belt genesis via shock-induced magnetospheric compression The unexpected creation of new electron and proton radiation belts during the March 24, 1991

  6. ApJ, in press; this version: March 01, 2011 Secular resonance sweeping of the main asteroid belt during

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    Malhotra, Renu

    ApJ, in press; this version: March 01, 2011 Secular resonance sweeping of the main asteroid belt a remnant asteroid belt to survive, we de- rive a lower limit on Saturn's migration speed of 0.15 AU My-1 during the era that the 6 resonance swept through the inner asteroid belt (semimajor axis range 2

  7. Bering a deep space mission to study the origin and evolution of the asteroid belt Philip Bidstrup1

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    Andersen, Anja C.

    Bering ­ a deep space mission to study the origin and evolution of the asteroid belt Philip. An estimated population of approximately 1010 main belt asteroids in the size range 1 m to 1 km are too faint of the fragments are perturbed out of the main belt and fall on Earth as meteorites. The young surfaces and minimal

  8. 2015 EPO No. 14 Belt-Conveyor Scale Systems (Rev 09/14) DRAFT Page 1 of 12

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    2015 EPO No. 14 Belt-Conveyor Scale Systems (Rev 09/14) DRAFT Page 1 of 12 Examination Procedure Outline for Belt-Conveyor Scale Systems Introduction It is recommended that this outline be followed as minimum criteria for examining belt-conveyor scale systems. This document has been prepared as a guide

  9. Why do continents break-up parallel to ancient orogenic belts? A. Vauchez*, G. Barruol and A. Tommasi?

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    Barruol, Guilhem

    Why do continents break-up parallel to ancient orogenic belts? A. Vauchez*, G. Barruol and A belts Ocean-opening through rifting and continent break-up is frequently related to the occurrence Atlantic oceans provide spectacularexamples of parallelism be- tween rifts and older orogenic belts

  10. to appear in Astrophysical Journal (Letters) An Analysis of the Statistics of the HST Kuiper Belt Object

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    Brown, Michael E.

    to appear in Astrophysical Journal (Letters) An Analysis of the Statistics of the HST Kuiper Belt Belt objects in the HST data of Cochran et al. (1995), in which they report the discovery al. The detection of such a population of Halley­sized Kuiper Belt objects with these data

  11. 0036-1445/81.'"2301-0005 $01.00/0 f^MATICAL REMARKS ON THE VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT

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    Knill, Oliver

    0036-1445/81.'"2301-0005 $01.00/0 f^MATICAL REMARKS ON THE VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT: A SURVEY radiation belt, were seemingly i vv j . {severai vears. sd, some of these particles were observed to have center or "adiabatic" approximation.) Under these circumstances, it was #12;THE VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT

  12. hal-00193179,version1-4Dec2007 Origin of the Structure of the Kuiper Belt during a Dynamical

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    hal-00193179,version1-4Dec2007 Origin of the Structure of the Kuiper Belt during a Dynamical explore the origin and orbital evolution of the Kuiper belt in the frame- work of a recent model would stop migrating at its currently observed location. As a result, the Kuiper belt would have

  13. Tectonics of the Middle Triassic intracontinental Xuefengshan Belt, South China: new insights from structural and chronological constraints on the basal

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Tectonics of the Middle Triassic intracontinental Xuefengshan Belt, South China: new insights-012-0780-5 #12;2 Abstract: In orogenic belts, a basal décollement zone often develops at depth to accommodate Xuefengshan Belt of South China, such a décollement zone is exposed in the core of anticlines formed

  14. P-and S-Wave Receiver Function Images of Crustal Imbrication beneath the Cheyenne Belt in Southeast Wyoming

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    Dueker, Ken

    P- and S-Wave Receiver Function Images of Crustal Imbrication beneath the Cheyenne Belt estimation to constrain the crustal structure across the Archean­Proterozoic Cheyenne belt suture of Proterozoic lower crust across the Chey- enne belt. Both P and S-wave receiver function images delineate

  15. Title: Prompt Creation of New Radiation Belts Cluster: Cross-Theme Theory and Data Analysis/SECTP

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    Lotko, William

    Title: Prompt Creation of New Radiation Belts Cluster: Cross-Theme Theory and Data Analysis-pushing code for radiation belt particles in a global MHD simulation of the solar wind/SECTP Contributor: William Lotko/Dartmouth College · Radiation belt genesis via shock-induced magnetospheric

  16. On the Complexity of Protein Folding Pierluigi Crescenzi, Deborah Goldman, Christos Papadimitriou

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    California at Irvine, University of

    On the Complexity of Protein Folding Pierluigi Crescenzi, Deborah Goldman, Christos Papadimitriou Antonio Piccolboni, Mihalis Yannakakis Abstract We show that the protein folding problem in the two protein folding are the interactions between their monomers; recently, the view that non

  17. Long-time protein folding dynamics from short-time molecular dynamics simulations

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    Chodera, J D; Swope, W C; Pitera, J W; Dill, Ken A

    2006-01-01

    On the simulation of protein folding by short time scaleand W. A. Eaton, The protein folding “speed limit,” Curr.and T. Head-Gordon, Protein folding by distributed computing

  18. Parallel ContinuationBased Global Optimization for Molecular Conformation and Protein Folding \\Lambda

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    Neumaier, Arnold

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