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  1. Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming...

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    Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface slides from June 14,...

  2. Texas Adapted Genetic Strategies for Beef Cattle X: Frame Score, Frame Size, and Weight

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    Hammack, Stephen P.; Gill, Ronald J.

    2009-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Body size is an important genetic factor in beef cattle production. Size is most accurately estimated by considering several factors, such as weight, skeletal size and body condition. Frame Scores are a way of estimating skeletal size based on hip...

  3. COMBINING FREE ENERGY SCORE SPACES WITH INFORMATION THEORETIC KERNELS: APPLICATION TO SCENE CLASSIFICATION

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    Aguiar, Pedro M. Q.

    COMBINING FREE ENERGY SCORE SPACES WITH INFORMATION THEORETIC KERNELS: APPLICATION TO SCENE recent and top performing tools in each of the steps: (i) the free energy score space; (ii) non embeddings can be found in [1, 2, 13]. A very recent approach, termed free energy score space (FESS) [13, 14

  4. Estimating third -party examiners' scoring stability on selected applications to the Texas Award for Performance Excellence

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    Plunkett, Brandi Lyn

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    ESTIMATING THIRD-PARTY EXAMINERS? SCORING STABILITY ON SELECTED APPLICATIONS TO THE TEXAS AWARD FOR PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE A Dissertation by BRANDI LYN PLUNKETT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M... ON SELECTED APPLICATIONS TO THE TEXAS AWARD FOR PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE A Dissertation by BRANDI LYN PLUNKETT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

  5. To be published in In Proceedings of ACM Eye Tracking Research & Applications Symposium, Austin, TX, 2010 Qualitative and Quantitative Scoring and Evaluation of the Eye Movement

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    Oleg, Komogortsev - Department of Computer Science, Texas State University

    To be published in In Proceedings of ACM Eye Tracking Research & Applications Symposium, Austin, TX, 2010 Qualitative and Quantitative Scoring and Evaluation of the Eye Movement Classification Algorithms presents a set of qualitative and quantitative scores designed to assess performance of any eye movement

  6. Adaptive Fuzzy Weighted Template Matching Using Invariant Features for a Tracking Application

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    Efe, Mehmet Ã?nder

    to the cited literature, fuzzy logic is also frequently used in pattern recognition and image processingAdaptive Fuzzy Weighted Template Matching Using Invariant Features for a Tracking Application aerial vehicle. Adaptive-fuzzy weighted sum of square distances (SSDs) are utilized for template matching

  7. A metadata-aware application for remote scoring and exchange of tissue microarray images

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    Morris, Lorna; Tsui, Andrew; Crichton, Charles; Harris, Steve; Maccallum, Peter H; Howat, William J; Davies, Jim; Brenton, James D; Caldas, Carlos

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and analysis. Although auto- mated techniques for the quantification of staining in images are being developed [3] manual scoring is con-and exchange of tissue m Lorna Morris1, Andrew Tsui4, Charles Crichton4, Steve Har James D Brenton1,2,3 and Carlos Caldas1,2,3... . BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14:147 Page 3 of 10 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/14/147Table 1 Comparison of cancergrid common data elements informatics data exchange specification (DES) Cancergrid CDE name API DES XML Donor Tissue Block Identifier...

  8. DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Web Service (Draft)

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    Elliott, Geoffrey; Wang, Na

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Documentation of the DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Score application programming interface (API).

  9. Application of Quadrature Methods for Re-Weighting in Lattice QCD

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    Abdou Abdel-Rehim, William Detmold, Kostas Orginos

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Re-weighting is a useful tool that has been employed in Lattice QCD in different contexts including, tuning the strange quark mass, approaching the light quark mass regime, and simulating electromagnetic fields on top of QCD gauge configurations. In case of re-weighting the sea quark mass, the re-weighting factor is given by the ratio of the determinants of two Dirac operators D{sub a} and D{sub b}. A popular approach for computing this ratio is to use a pseudofermion representation of the determinant of the composite operator {Omega} = D{sub a}(D{sub b}{sup {dagger}}D{sub b}){sup -1} D{sub a}{sup {dagger}}. Here, we study using quadrature methods together with noise vectors to compute the ratio of determinants. We show that, with quadrature methods each determinant can be computed separately using the operators {Omega}{sub a} = D{sub a}{sup {dagger}}D{sub a} and {Omega}{sub b} = D{sub b}{sup {dagger}} D{sub b}. We also discuss using bootstrap re-sampling to remove the bias from the determinant estimator.

  10. Maximum weight cycle packing in directed graphs, with application to kidney exchange programs

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    Biro, P.

    Biro,P. Manlove,D.F. Rizzi,R. Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications, volume 1, number 4 pp 499-517 World Scientific

  11. A High Resolution, Light-Weight, Synthetic Aperture Radar for UAV Application

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    Doerry, A.W.; Hensley, W.H.; Stence, J.; Tsunoda, S.I. Pace, F.; Walker, B,C.; Woodring, M.

    1999-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    (U) Sandia National Laboratories in collaboration with General Atomics (GA) has designed and built a high resolution, light-weight, Ku-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) known as "Lynx". Although Lynx can be operated on a wide variety of manned and unmanned platforms, its design is optimized for use on medium altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS). In particular, it can be operated on the Predator, I-GNAT, and Prowler II platforms manufactured by GA. (U) The radar production weight is less than 120 lb and operates within a 3 GHz band from 15.2 GHz to 18.2 GHz with a peak output power of 320 W. Operating range is resolution and mode dependent but can exceed 45 km in adverse weather (4 mm/hr rain). Lynx has operator selectable resolution and is capable of 0.1 m resolution in spotlight mode and 0.3 m resolution in stripmap mode, over substantial depression angles (5 to 60 deg) and squint angles (broadside ±45 deg). Real-time Motion Compensation is implemented to allow high-quality image formation even during vehicle turns and other maneuvers.

  12. Improved performance of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene for orthopedic applications

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    Plumlee, Kevin Grant

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    two alternate approaches to improving the wear performance of UHMWPE in orthopedic applications Previous work has shown that UHMWPE-based composites have wear resistance comparable to the irradiation-crosslinked polymer. Zirconium has been shown...

  13. Home Energy Score Program Update and New Scoring Tool Release...

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    and New Scoring Tool Release Webinar (Text Version) Home Energy Score Program Update and New Scoring Tool Release Webinar (Text Version) Below is the text-alternative version of...

  14. An approach to modeling the cost-strength-weight tradeoff in aluminum and magnesium extrusions for automotive applications

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    Komander, Johann Kasper

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In light of volatile fuel prices and tightening emissions regulations, automobile manufacturers have been increasingly considering the use of light-weight magnesium in their efforts to improve fuel economy. While mainly ...

  15. Green Weight 

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    Al-Haji, A.; Al-Omair, A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Green-weight is a novel system designed to supply a high-rise building with all its needs of electricity using wind energy and to supplement its lighting needs with natural sunlight. David Fisher has proposed an ingenious method to harness the wind...

  16. Versant tests are automated spoken language tests that are taken on the telephone or computer. If you would like to listen to a sample test, purchase a practice test, or view the test score after taking the test (if applicable), please visit

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    Blei, Ron

    Versant tests are automated spoken language tests that are taken on the telephone or computer. If you would like to listen to a sample test, purchase a practice test, or view the test score after taking the test (if applicable), please visit www.VersantTest.com PART INSTRUCTIONS · Carefully read

  17. Energy Performance Score Report | Department of Energy

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    Program. Energy Performance Score Report example More Documents & Publications Home Energy Score Sample Report Be a Smart and Engaged Homeowner Building America Best...

  18. Investor Pitch Scoring Rubric Team: _______________________________

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Investor Pitch Scoring Rubric Team: _______________________________ Judge, 2=fair, 1=poor WHY YOU? Does the individual or team have the ability, skills, and passion or production of a prototype, does someone on the team have the skill to do it? 5 4 3 2 1 Team in place, all

  19. "EIA-914 Production Weighted Response Rates, Percent"

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    EIA-914 Production Weighted Response Rates, Percent" "Areas",38353,38384,38412,38443,38473,38504,38534,38565,38596,38626,38657,38687,38718,38749,38777,"application...

  20. Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This Asset Scoring Tool will guide your data collection, store your building information, and generate Asset Scores and system evaluations for your building envelope and building systems. The Asset...

  1. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score 2013 Pilot

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    DOE conducted its first pilot test of the Asset Score in 2012. Findings from that pilot led to improvements in the overall program and the Asset Scoring Tool. The tool was updated to include the...

  2. The weighted words collector

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    Boisberranger, Jérémie Du; Ponty, Yann

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Motivated by applications in bioinformatics, we consider the word collector problem, i.e. the expected number of calls to a random weighted generator of words of length $n$ before the full collection is obtained. The originality of this instance of the non-uniform coupon collector lies in the, potentially large, multiplicity of the words/coupons of a given probability/composition. We obtain a general theorem that gives an asymptotic equivalent for the expected waiting time of a general version of the Coupon Collector. This theorem is especially well-suited for classes of coupons featuring high multiplicities. Its application to a given language essentially necessitates some knowledge on the number of words of a given composition/probability. We illustrate the application of our theorem, in a step-by-step fashion, on three exemplary languages, revealing asymptotic regimes in $\\Theta(\\mu(n)\\cdot n)$ and $\\Theta(\\mu(n)\\cdot \\log n)$, where $\\mu(n)$ is the sum of weights over words of length $n$.

  3. Mining Weighted Association Rules without Preassigned Weights

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    Bai, Fengshan

    Mining Weighted Association Rules without Preassigned Weights Ke Sun and Fengshan Bai Abstract--Association rule mining is a key issue in data mining. However, the classical models ignore the difference between the transactions, and the weighted association rule mining does not work on databases with only binary attributes

  4. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: 2013 Pilot Overview ...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Score: 2013 Pilot Overview Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: 2013 Pilot Overview provides an overview of the 2013 pilot for the commercial building energy asset score...

  5. TVA Partner Utilities- eScore Program

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    The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in partnership with local electric utilities offers eScore program, which provides homeowners financial incentives to increase the energy efficiency of existing...

  6. Multispecies weighted Hurwitz numbers

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    Harnad, J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The construction of hypergeometric 2D Toda $\\tau$-functions as generating functions for weighted Hurwitz numbers is extended to multispecies families. Both the enumerative geometrical significance of multispecies weighted Hurwitz numbers as weighted enumerations of branched coverings of the Riemann sphere and their combinatorial significance in terms of weighted paths in the Cayley graph of $S_n$ are derived. The particular case of multispecies quantum weighted Hurwitz numbers is studied in detail.

  7. Semiring Artificial Neural Networks and Weighted Automata

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    Hoelldobler, Steffen

    Semiring Artificial Neural Networks and Weighted Automata And an Application to Digital Image neural networks and weighted automata. For this task, we introduce semiring artificial neural networks, that is, artificial neural networks which implement the addition and the multiplication of semirings. We

  8. CALIBRATION, COHERENCE, AND SCORING RULES* TEDDY SEIDENFELDt

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    Fitelson, Branden

    CALIBRATION, COHERENCE, AND SCORING RULES* TEDDY SEIDENFELDt Department of Philosophy Washington, I focus on one such aspirant: calibration. Cal- ibration requires an alignment of announced: (i) Surveys designed to display calibration curves, from which a recalibration is to be calculated

  9. What's the Score? Matrices, Documents, and

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    O'Leary, Dianne P.

    What's the Score? Matrices, Documents, and Queries Dianne P. O'Leary1 You have just been given and alternatives. 1 This case study is a supplement to Scientific Computing with Case Studies, Dianne P. O'Leary

  10. Empirical Evidence for the Relevance of Fractional Scoring in the Calculation of Percentile Rank Scores

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    Schreiber, Michael

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fractional scoring has been proposed to avoid inconsistencies in the attribution of publications to percentile rank classes. Uncertainties and ambiguities in the evaluation of percentile ranks can be demonstrated most easily with small datasets. But for larger datasets an often large number of papers with the same citation count leads to the same uncertainties and ambiguities which can be avoided by fractional scoring. This is demonstrated for four different empirical datasets with several thousand publications each which are assigned to 6 percentile rank classes. Only by utilizing fractional scoring the total score of all papers exactly reproduces the theoretical value in each case.

  11. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Frequently Asked Questions...

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

    Frequently Asked Questions Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Frequently Asked Questions The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Commercial Building Energy Asset Score program...

  12. Asset Score Webinar Slides: Real Estate and Design Professionals...

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

    Score Webinar Slides: Real Estate and Design Professionals The Asset Score is a free, web-based software tool developed by DOE and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

  13. Asset Score Webinar Slides: Energy Efficiency Services Companies...

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    Score Webinar Slides: Energy Efficiency Services Companies The Asset Score is a free, web-based software tool developed by DOE and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

  14. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score - 2014 BTO Peer Review...

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    Score - 2014 BTO Peer Review Commercial Building Energy Asset Score - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Nora Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory One of the primary market...

  15. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Pilot Findings and Program...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Score: Pilot Findings and Program Update Commercial Building Energy Asset Score: Pilot Findings and Program Update The webinar was held on April 16, 2014, to share the findings...

  16. Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool 2013 Pilot Training...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Scoring Tool 2013 Pilot Training Session Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool 2013 Pilot Training Session overview of the June 18, 2013 pilot training session for the...

  17. Connecticut launches nation's first statewide Home Energy Score...

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    Home Energy Score Program, Building Technologies Office What are the key facts? Home Energy Score is a free tool from the Department of Energy that provides an energy...

  18. Home Energy Score Update: New Simulation Training & Credential...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Home Energy Score Update: New Simulation Training & Credential Requirements for Assessors Home Energy Score Update: New Simulation Training & Credential Requirements for Assessors...

  19. Commercial Buildings: Asset Scoring Efforts and Request for Informatio...

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    Buildings: Asset Scoring Efforts and Request for Information: February 2013 webinar Commercial Buildings: Asset Scoring Efforts and Request for Information: February 2013 webinar...

  20. Clustering with the Fisher Score Koji Tsuda,

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    clustering with the Fisher score, K-Means type methods are obviously inappropriate because they make use such as biological sequences [2] are especially challenging, because efficient clustering algorithms e.g. K-Means [6 of unnecessary nuisance dimensions. So K-Means type clustering [6] is obviously inappropriate because it takes

  1. Proceedings of the EPA workshop on the environmental scoring of chemicals

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    Ross, R.H.; Welch, J. (comps.)

    1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The environmental scoring of chemicals is viewed by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a tool to assist in the ranking or ordering of the universe of chemicals that are under the jurisdiction of the Toxic Substances Control Act. The purpose of scoring is to identify most of the chemicals that have a high probability for requiring review for regulation or testing. This report describes a three-day workshop held in Washington, DC, August 13 to 15, 1979, to develop an environmental scoring system. Initial discussions centered on the determination of a safety factor (calculated as the concentration at which an effect is observed divided by environmental concentration) that would allow a numerical score to be assigned to a chemical to reflect its potential hazard. Further discussion, however, indicated that the environmental concentration of a chemical is usually not available and that the estimation of an environmental concentration is not readily accomplished; therefore, a scoring system was developed that does not require environmental concentrations. This system relates environmental exposure to toxicity by using a multiplier (3x, 2x, or 1x) which is assigned on the basis of the concentration xt which an effect is observed. The applicability of the scoring system is demonstrated by scoring selected chemicals.

  2. Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming Interface

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613PortsmouthBartlesville EnergyDepartment. CashDay-June 22,on

  3. Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Application Programming

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  4. Light weight phosphate cements

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    Wagh, Arun S. (Naperville, IL); Natarajan, Ramkumar, (Woodridge, IL); Kahn, David (Miami, FL)

    2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A sealant having a specific gravity in the range of from about 0.7 to about 1.6 for heavy oil and/or coal bed methane fields is disclosed. The sealant has a binder including an oxide or hydroxide of Al or of Fe and a phosphoric acid solution. The binder may have MgO or an oxide of Fe and/or an acid phosphate. The binder is present from about 20 to about 50% by weight of the sealant with a lightweight additive present in the range of from about 1 to about 10% by weight of said sealant, a filler, and water sufficient to provide chemically bound water present in the range of from about 9 to about 36% by weight of the sealant when set. A porous ceramic is also disclosed.

  5. An automated scoring system for educational testing

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    Verret, Erik Phillip

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    accurately and quickly. . . . Unless the whole program is care- fully planned, there is danger that the scoring of tests will be allowed to drag over a period of several months until the faculty and administration, as well as the students, have , 3 lost... for Develop- ment of Computer Test Grading and Computer Naintained Course Gradebook", p. l. 3 Grossman, Alvin and Howe, Robert L. , Data Processin for Educators, pp. 152-153. 4 Op. cit. , Hedges and Hope, p. 2. Associate Professor of Chemistry. When...

  6. Home Energy Scoring Tool | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup | Open EnergyInformation HessHirschmannScoring Tool Jump to:

  7. Weighted control systems

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    Al-Radhi, Adhi Omar

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) 50 3-10 Defects per Unit Control Charts (Sudden Increase in Number of Defects) 51 3-11 Defects per Unit Control Charts (Slow Increase in Number of Defects) 52 3-12 O. C. Curves of Fraction Defectives Control Charts. 54 3-13 O. C. Curves.... The exponential smoothing principle was introduced to quality control field in 1959. It was first adapted in the mean control chart [25]. Through this control system, the most recent information is weighted and combined with the weighted past observations. 10...

  8. A MODEL FOR INTERACTIVE SCORES WITH TEMPORAL CONSTRAINTS AND CONDITIONAL BRANCHING

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ), temporal relations (TR) and discrete interactive events. Examples of TOs are videos, sounds or audio processors. TOs can be triggered by interactive events (usually launched by the user) and several TOs can any kind of TOs, Allombert et al.'s model has inspired two applications: iScore [2] to compose

  9. INDIVIDUAL REFORM ELEMENTS .63Average course exam score

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    INDIVIDUAL REFORM ELEMENTS .63Average course exam score .11In class clicker score .02Lecture: · Correlations with effort/curricular elements are positive but not high, indicating no individual course reform

  10. Cathy Zoi on the new Home Energy Score pilot program

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    The new Home Energy Score pilot program provides consumers with a home energy score between 1 and 10, and shows them how their home compares to others in their region. The program also offers...

  11. Weight 1. Leadership

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    Weight 0 1 2 3 1. Leadership 33% Has not demonstrated impact through a leadership role Has held a leadership role in one or more organizations and demonstrated impact Has held an organization-wide leadership role in one or more

  12. Pearson's Goodness of Fit Statistic as a Score Test Statistic

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    Smyth, Gordon K.

    Pearson's Goodness of Fit Statistic as a Score Test Statistic Gordon K. Smyth Abstract For any generalized linear model, the Pearson goodness of fit statistic is the score test statistic for testing and the residual deviance is therefore the relationship between the score test and the likelihood ratio test

  13. Energy Aware Scheduling for Weighted Completion Time and Weighted Tardiness

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    Carrasco, Rodrigo A; Stein, Cliff

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ever increasing adoption of mobile devices with limited energy storage capacity, on the one hand, and more awareness of the environmental impact of massive data centres and server pools, on the other hand, have both led to an increased interest in energy management algorithms. The main contribution of this paper is to present several new constant factor approximation algorithms for energy aware scheduling problems where the objective is to minimize weighted completion time plus the cost of the energy consumed, in the one machine non-preemptive setting, while allowing release dates and deadlines.Unlike previous known algorithms these new algorithms can handle general job-dependent energy cost functions, extending the application of these algorithms to settings outside the typical CPU-energy one. These new settings include problems where in addition, or instead, of energy costs we also have maintenance costs, wear and tear, replacement costs, etc., which in general depend on the speed at which the machine r...

  14. An Analysis of the Relationship between Principal Employment Interview Scores and the Achievement Scores of Students with Specific Learning Disabilities

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    Ostmeyer, Susan

    2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPAL EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEW SCORES AND THE ACHIEVEMENT SCORES OF STUDENTS WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES BY SUSAN S. OSTMEYER Submitted to the graduate degree program in Educational Leadership... for SUSAN S. OSTMEYER certifies that this is the approved version of the following dissertation: AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPAL EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEW SCORES AND THE ACHIEVEMENT SCORES OF STUDENTS WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES...

  15. Generalized score tests for missing covariate data

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    Jin, Lei

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3.2 The Case of the Selection Probability pi Being Known and ? Being Given . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 3.3 Parametric Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 3.4 Semiparametric Setting... in Scharfstein, Rotnitzky, and Robins, 1999; Van der Laan and Robins, 2003, Ibrahim, Chen, Lipsitz, and Herring, 2005). Considering n independent observations, Robins et al. (1994) proposed the gen- eral weighted estimating equations (WEEs) U(?,pi...

  16. Concepts and Applications of Stochastically Weighted Stochastic ...

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    2011-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Apr 8, 2011 ... Page 2 ... for comprehensive treatments of the topic). The concept of stochastic dominance can be framed in terms of utility theory (von ...

  17. Using a MaxEnt Classifier for the Automatic Content Scoring of Free-Text Responses

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    Sukkarieh, Jana Z. [Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton NJ 08541 (United States)

    2011-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Criticisms against multiple-choice item assessments in the USA have prompted researchers and organizations to move towards constructed-response (free-text) items. Constructed-response (CR) items pose many challenges to the education community - one of which is that they are expensive to score by humans. At the same time, there has been widespread movement towards computer-based assessment and hence, assessment organizations are competing to develop automatic content scoring engines for such items types - which we view as a textual entailment task. This paper describes how MaxEnt Modeling is used to help solve the task. MaxEnt has been used in many natural language tasks but this is the first application of the MaxEnt approach to textual entailment and automatic content scoring.

  18. Home Energy Score Update: New Simulation Training and Credential...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Update: New Simulation Training and Credential Requirements for Assessors Home Energy Score Update: New Simulation Training and Credential Requirements for Assessors Home Energy...

  19. TEST ARTICLE 3: Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring...

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

    Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The Home Energy Score allows homebuyers to compare homes on an "apples-to-apples"...

  20. Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing...

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    Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The Home Energy Score allows homebuyers to compare homes on an "apples to apples"...

  1. El Paso Electric Company- SCORE Plus Standard Offer Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The El Paso Electric (EPE) SCORE Plus Program is designed to help participants identify energy efficiency opportunities in existing and newly planned facilities and to provide monetary incentives...

  2. Home Energy Score Program: Update and Overview for Potential...

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    Home Energy Score Update Webinar Slides Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Home Accomplishments History Better Buildings Partners Stories Interviews Videos Contact Us...

  3. Lessons Learned in the Challenge: Making Predictions and Scoring Them

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    Suomela, Jukka

    Lessons Learned in the Challenge: Making Predictions and Scoring Them Jukka Kohonen and Jukka.suomela@cs.helsinki.fi Abstract. In this paper we present lessons learned in the Evaluating Predictive Uncertainty Challenge. We probability score (CRPS). 1 Introduction In this paper we present lessons learned in the Evaluating Predictive

  4. ActiveGreenScore | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDITCaliforniaWeifangwiki HomeASN PowerApplications |

  5. Cathy Zoi on the new Home Energy Score pilot program

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    Zoi, Cathy

    2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Acting Under Secretary Cathy Zoi talks about the new Home Energy Score pilot program that was announced today by Vice President Biden and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The Home Energy Score will offer homeowners straightforward, reliable information about their homes' energy efficiency. A report provides consumers with a home energy score between 1 and 10, and shows them how their home compares to others in their region. The report also includes customized, cost-effective recommendations that will help to reduce their energy costs and improve the comfort of their homes.

  6. AEP (Central, SWEPCO and North)- SCORE Program for Schools

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    The SCORE Program is designed to help K-12 public schools identify energy efficiency opportunities in existing and newly planned facilities and to provide monetary incentives to help implement the...

  7. New Training Tool Broadens Pool of Home Energy Score Assessors...

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    Assessors February 5, 2015 - 1:00pm Addthis Today, DOE announced the release of the Home Energy Score Simulation Training, a new online simulation tool that provides free,...

  8. Home Energy Score Update: New Simulation Training & Requirements...

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    to use the data collection sheet, but it will tell you what you need to collect. But in terms of, I think they were asking how do we evaluate the data? Well, the Score is generated...

  9. CenterPoint Energy- SCORE and CitySmart Program

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    The SCORE Program is a market transformation program offered to K-12 school districts and higher education customers in the CenterPoint Energy, Inc. electric distribution service territory. The...

  10. Predicting sports scoring dynamics with restoration and anti-persistence

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    Peel, Leto

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Professional team sports provide an excellent domain for studying the dynamics of social competitions. These games are constructed with simple, well-defined rules and payoffs that admit a high-dimensional set of possible actions and nontrivial scoring dynamics. The resulting gameplay and efforts to predict its evolution are the object of great interest to both sports professionals and enthusiasts. In this paper, we consider two online prediction problems for team sports:~given a partially observed game Who will score next? and ultimately Who will win? We present novel interpretable generative models of within-game scoring that allow for dependence on lead size (restoration) and on the last team to score (anti-persistence). We then apply these models to comprehensive within-game scoring data for four sports leagues over a ten year period. By assessing these models' relative goodness-of-fit we shed new light on the underlying mechanisms driving the observed scoring dynamics of each sport. Furthermore, in both p...

  11. Molecular weight and molecular weight distribution of kraft lignins

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    Schmidl, W.; Dong, D.; Fricke, A.L. (Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States))

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kraft lignins are the lignin degradation products from kraft pulping. They are complex, heterogeneous polymers with some polar character. The molecular weight of kraft lignins greatly affect the physical properties of black liquors, and are of primary importance in separation from black liquor and in evaluating potential uses. Several purified kraft lignins from slash pine were analyzed for number average molecular weight by vapor pressure osmometry (VPO), for weight average molecular weight by low angle laser light scattering (LALLS), and for the molecular weight distribution by high temperature size exclusion chromatography (SEC). The lignins were run in tetrahydrofuran (THF), N,N-dimethyl formamide (DMF), DMF with 0.1M LiBr, and pyridine at conditions above the Theta temperature. Experimental methods are discussed. The results show that VPO may be used to determine M[sub n] for kraft lignins if the purity of the lignins and the identity of the impurities are known. LALLS can be used to determine M[sub w] for kraft lignins if measurements are made at or above the Theta temperature of the lignin-solvent pair. SEC should be used at temperatures at, or above, the Theta temperature of the lignin-solvent pair. Size separation is highly dependent on the solvent used, and DMF is a much better solvent than THF for high temperature SEC. Future work using moment resolution procedures to derive an accurate calibration curve are also discussed.

  12. Weighted Watson-Crick automata

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    Tamrin, Mohd Izzuddin Mohd [Department of Information System, Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia, 50728 Gombak, Selangor (Malaysia); Turaev, Sherzod; Sembok, Tengku Mohd Tengku [Department of Computer Science, Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia, 50728 Gombak, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    There are tremendous works in biotechnology especially in area of DNA molecules. The computer society is attempting to develop smaller computing devices through computational models which are based on the operations performed on the DNA molecules. A Watson-Crick automaton, a theoretical model for DNA based computation, has two reading heads, and works on double-stranded sequences of the input related by a complementarity relation similar with the Watson-Crick complementarity of DNA nucleotides. Over the time, several variants of Watson-Crick automata have been introduced and investigated. However, they cannot be used as suitable DNA based computational models for molecular stochastic processes and fuzzy processes that are related to important practical problems such as molecular parsing, gene disease detection, and food authentication. In this paper we define new variants of Watson-Crick automata, called weighted Watson-Crick automata, developing theoretical models for molecular stochastic and fuzzy processes. We define weighted Watson-Crick automata adapting weight restriction mechanisms associated with formal grammars and automata. We also study the generative capacities of weighted Watson-Crick automata, including probabilistic and fuzzy variants. We show that weighted variants of Watson-Crick automata increase their generative power.

  13. Molecular Weight & Energy Transport 7 September 2011

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    Militzer, Burkhard

    't transport the bulk of the energy in the sun. #12;Molecular Weight & Energy Transport 7 September 2011 Goals · Review mean molecular weight this intuitively before looking back at your quantitative results. #12;molecular weight & energy transport 2 Energy

  14. Standardized Total Average Toxicity Score: A Scale- and Grade-Independent Measure of Late Radiotherapy Toxicity to Facilitate Pooling of Data From Different Studies

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    Barnett, Gillian C., E-mail: gillbarnett@doctors.org.uk [University of Cambridge Department of Oncology, Oncology Centre, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Cancer Research-UK Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Department of Oncology, Strangeways Research Laboratories, Cambridge (United Kingdom); West, Catharine M.L. [School of Cancer and Enabling Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Christie Hospital, Manchester (United Kingdom); Coles, Charlotte E. [University of Cambridge Department of Oncology, Oncology Centre, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Pharoah, Paul D.P. [Cancer Research-UK Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Department of Oncology, Strangeways Research Laboratories, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Talbot, Christopher J. [Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester (United Kingdom); Elliott, Rebecca M. [School of Cancer and Enabling Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Christie Hospital, Manchester (United Kingdom); Tanteles, George A. [Department of Clinical Genetics, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester (United Kingdom); Symonds, R. Paul [Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester (United Kingdom); Wilkinson, Jennifer S. [University of Cambridge Department of Oncology, Oncology Centre, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Dunning, Alison M. [Cancer Research-UK Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Department of Oncology, Strangeways Research Laboratories, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Burnet, Neil G. [University of Cambridge Department of Oncology, Oncology Centre, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Bentzen, Soren M. [University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Human Oncology, Madison, WI (United States)

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The search for clinical and biologic biomarkers associated with late radiotherapy toxicity is hindered by the use of multiple and different endpoints from a variety of scoring systems, hampering comparisons across studies and pooling of data. We propose a novel metric, the Standardized Total Average Toxicity (STAT) score, to try to overcome these difficulties. Methods and Materials: STAT scores were derived for 1010 patients from the Cambridge breast intensity-modulated radiotherapy trial and 493 women from University Hospitals of Leicester. The sensitivity of the STAT score to detect differences between patient groups, stratified by factors known to influence late toxicity, was compared with that of individual endpoints. Analysis of residuals was used to quantify the effect of these covariates. Results: In the Cambridge cohort, STAT scores detected differences (p < 0.00005) between patients attributable to breast volume, surgical specimen weight, dosimetry, acute toxicity, radiation boost to tumor bed, postoperative infection, and smoking (p < 0.0002), with no loss of sensitivity over individual toxicity endpoints. Diabetes (p = 0.017), poor postoperative surgical cosmesis (p = 0.0036), use of chemotherapy (p = 0.0054), and increasing age (p = 0.041) were also associated with increased STAT score. When the Cambridge and Leicester datasets were combined, STAT was associated with smoking status (p < 0.00005), diabetes (p = 0.041), chemotherapy (p = 0.0008), and radiotherapy boost (p = 0.0001). STAT was independent of the toxicity scale used and was able to deal with missing data. There were correlations between residuals of the STAT score obtained using different toxicity scales (r > 0.86, p < 0.00005 for both datasets). Conclusions: The STAT score may be used to facilitate the analysis of overall late radiation toxicity, from multiple trials or centers, in studies of possible genetic and nongenetic determinants of radiotherapy toxicity.

  15. Weighted Flow Algorithms (WFA) for stochastic particle coagulation

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    DeVille, R.E.L., E-mail: rdeville@illinois.edu [Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1409 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Riemer, N., E-mail: nriemer@illinois.edu [Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 105 S. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); West, M., E-mail: mwest@illinois.edu [Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1206 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States)

    2011-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Stochastic particle-resolved methods are a useful way to compute the time evolution of the multi-dimensional size distribution of atmospheric aerosol particles. An effective approach to improve the efficiency of such models is the use of weighted computational particles. Here we introduce particle weighting functions that are power laws in particle size to the recently-developed particle-resolved model PartMC-MOSAIC and present the mathematical formalism of these Weighted Flow Algorithms (WFA) for particle coagulation and growth. We apply this to an urban plume scenario that simulates a particle population undergoing emission of different particle types, dilution, coagulation and aerosol chemistry along a Lagrangian trajectory. We quantify the performance of the Weighted Flow Algorithm for number and mass-based quantities of relevance for atmospheric sciences applications.

  16. SCORE: a Scalable Concolic Testing Tool for Reliable Embedded Software

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    in an automated fashion. One main task of concolic testing is to extract symbolic in- formation from a concrete cases in an automated manner. An alternative approach, concolic (CONCrete + symbOLIC) [17] testing (alsoSCORE: a Scalable Concolic Testing Tool for Reliable Embedded Software Yunho Kim and Moonzoo Kim

  17. comScore Networks 2007 1 10 1

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    Web 1 Web 21 comScore Networks 2007 1 10 1 Web Web Web Web Web Web Web Deep Web Web Web Web 2 Web Web Web Deep web, word email 2.1 [1] 1 Excel 2 "" 11 #12; 3Pay-as-you-go 4 5 Pay-as-you-go 2.2 Web Web RDBMS web 1 Dataspace web

  18. Building Statistical Models and Scoring with UDFs Carlos Ordonez

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    Ordonez, Carlos

    77204, USA ABSTRACT Multidimensional statistical models are generally computed outside a relational DBMS are computed inside the DBMS in a single table scan exploiting SQL and User-Defined Functions (UDFs into the Teradata DBMS. Two major database processing tasks are discussed: building a model and scoring a data set

  19. The Estimation of Statistical Parameters for Local Alignment Score Distributions

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    Bundschuh, Ralf

    Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20894 2 Department. Altschul 1 , Ralf Bundschuh 2 , Rolf Olsen 2 and Terence Hwa 2 1 National Center for Biotechnology Abstract The distribution of optimal local alignment scores of random sequences plays a vital role

  20. Finite-order integration weights can be dangerous

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    Finite-order integration weights can be dangerous Ian H. Sloan University of New South Wales on a small subset of the variables. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the danger of relying be dangerous in applications. But before this question can be addressed, it is necessary to describe

  1. Effects of dairy intake on weight maintenance

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    Zemel, Michael B.; Donnelly, Joseph E.; Smith, Bryan K.; Sullivan, Debra K.; Richards, Joanna; Morgan-Hanusa, Danielle; Mayo, Matthew S.; Sun, Xiaocun; Cook-Wiens, Galen; Bailey, Bruce W.; Van Walleghen, Emily L.; Washburn, Richard A.

    2008-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    . However, weight maintenance following successful weight loss is a critical component to the successful management of obesity, and although there are animal data to support the concept of calcium and dairy attenuation of weight and fat regain [23... or components of body composition. The premise of this investigation was that correction of dietary calcium and dairy insufficiency may attenuate weight regain following successful weight loss. Accord- ingly, it was important to have a clear comparison of inad...

  2. Volume-weighted measure for eternal inflation

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    Winitzki, Sergei [Department of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich (Germany) and Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)

    2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    I propose a new volume-weighted probability measure for cosmological 'multiverse' scenarios involving eternal inflation. The 'reheating-volume (RV) cutoff' calculates the distribution of observable quantities on a portion of the reheating hypersurface that is conditioned to be finite. The RV measure is gauge-invariant, does not suffer from the 'youngness paradox', and is independent of initial conditions at the beginning of inflation. In slow-roll inflationary models with a scalar inflaton, the RV-regulated probability distributions can be obtained by solving nonlinear diffusion equations. I discuss possible applications of the new measure to 'landscape' scenarios with bubble nucleation. As an illustration, I compute the predictions of the RV measure in a simple toy landscape.

  3. Neurointerventional Treatment in Acute Stroke. Whom to Treat? (Endovascular Treatment for Acute Stroke: Utility of THRIVE Score and HIAT Score for Patient Selection)

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    Fjetland, Lars, E-mail: lars.fjetland@lyse.net; Roy, Sumit, E-mail: sumit.roy@sus.no; Kurz, Kathinka D., E-mail: kathinka.dehli.kurz@sus.no [Stavanger University Hospital, Department of Radiology (Norway); Solbakken, Tore, E-mail: tore.solbakken@sus.no [Stavanger University Hospital, Department of Neurology (Norway)] [Stavanger University Hospital, Department of Neurology (Norway); Larsen, Jan Petter, E-mail: jan.petter.larsen@sus.no; Kurz, Martin W., E-mail: martin.kurz@sus.no [The Norwegian Center for Movement Disorders, Stavanger University Hospital (Norway)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Intra-arterial therapy (IAT) is used increasingly as a treatment option for acute stroke caused by central large vessel occlusions. Despite high rates of recanalization, the clinical outcome is highly variable. The authors evaluated the Houston IAT (HIAT) and the totaled health risks in vascular events (THRIVE) score, two predicting scores designed to identify patients likely to benefit from IAT. Methods: Fifty-two patients treated at the Stavanger University Hospital with IAT from May 2009 to June 2012 were included in this study. We combined the scores in an additional analysis. We also performed an additional analysis according to high age and evaluated the scores in respect of technical efficacy. Results: Fifty-two patients were evaluated by the THRIVE score and 51 by the HIAT score. We found a strong correlation between the level of predicted risk and the actual clinical outcome (THRIVE p = 0.002, HIAT p = 0.003). The correlations were limited to patients successfully recanalized and to patients <80 years. By combining the scores additional 14.3 % of the patients could be identified as poor candidates for IAT. Both scores were insufficient to identify patients with a good clinical outcome. Conclusions: Both scores showed a strong correlation to poor clinical outcome in patients <80 years. The specificity of the scores could be enhanced by combining them. Both scores were insufficient to identify patients with a good clinical outcome and showed no association to clinical outcome in patients aged {>=}80 years.

  4. Blood lead level association with lower body weight in NHANES 1999–2006

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    Scinicariello, Franco, E-mail: fes6@cdc.gov [Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Atlanta, GA 30341 (United States); Buser, Melanie C. [Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Atlanta, GA 30341 (United States); Mevissen, Meike [Division of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, 3012 Bern (Switzerland); Portier, Christopher J. [National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)/ATSDR, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341 (United States)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: Lead exposure is associated with low birth-weight. The objective of this study is to determine whether lead exposure is associated with lower body weight in children, adolescents and adults. Methods: We analyzed data from NHANES 1999–2006 for participants aged ? 3 using multiple logistic and multivariate linear regression. Using age- and sex-standardized BMI Z-scores, overweight and obese children (ages 3–19) were classified by BMI ? 85th and ? 95th percentiles, respectively. The adult population (age ? 20) was classified as overweight and obese with BMI measures of 25–29.9 and ? 30, respectively. Blood lead level (BLL) was categorized by weighted quartiles. Results: Multivariate linear regressions revealed a lower BMI Z-score in children and adolescents when the highest lead quartile was compared to the lowest lead quartile (? (SE) = ? 0.33 (0.07), p < 0.001), and a decreased BMI in adults (? (SE) = ? 2.58 (0.25), p < 0.001). Multiple logistic analyses in children and adolescents found a negative association between BLL and the percentage of obese and overweight with BLL in the highest quartile compared to the lowest quartile (OR = 0.42, 95% CI: 0.30–0.59; and OR = 0.67, 95% CI: 0.52–0.88, respectively). Adults in the highest lead quartile were less likely to be obese (OR = 0.42, 95% CI: 0.35–0.50) compared to those in the lowest lead quartile. Further analyses with blood lead as restricted cubic splines, confirmed the dose-relationship between blood lead and body weight outcomes. Conclusions: BLLs are associated with lower body mass index and obesity in children, adolescents and adults. - Highlights: • NHANES analysis of BLL and body weight outcomes • Increased BLL associated with decreased body weight in children and adolescent • Increased BLL associated with decreased body weight in adults.

  5. RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access A physicochemical descriptor-based scoring

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    . * Correspondence: gtawa@bioanalysis.org 1 DoD Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications

  6. Weighted Guidelines | Department of Energy

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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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2, 2015Visiting Strong, Smart,Department of EnergyEnergyWeighted

  7. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program | Department of Energy

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof"Wave the WhiteNational Broadbandof theCommercialDepartment ofScore

  8. Home Energy Score: Information for Homeowners | Department of Energy

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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 onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking of Blythe Solar PowerCommercial ColdEnergySavvyResearchHome Energy Score:

  9. SunShot Prize Score Sheet Template | Department of Energy

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOriginEducationVideoStrategic Safety GoalsEnergy Begins Extended SolarDepartmentScore Sheet

  10. Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGridHYDROGEND D e e p p aDepartmentUpdate2345Score:Home

  11. Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders | Department

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGridHYDROGEND D e e p p aDepartmentUpdate2345Score:Homeof

  12. A comparative analysis of the pelvic inlet and body weight of beef females and the relationship to dystocia 

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    Bennett, Frances Annette

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Calving ease was scored as to degree of difficulty: 27 Measuring Device Calipers Figure 1. Determination of a Pelvic Measurement with a Measuring Device and Calipers. 28 0 D Hz Figure 2. Pelvic Inlet with reference points for Hz and Vr..., maternal body weight and dystocia scores could provide in-depth answers to some of the proposed theories. ACKNOWLEDGENENTS I am grateful to Dr. T. C. Cartwright, Dr. H. A. Fitzhugh and Dr. J. D. Smith for their guidance given throughout the study. I...

  13. Weighted Marshall-Olkin Bivariate Exponential Distribution

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    Kundu, Debasis

    Weighted Marshall-Olkin Bivariate Exponential Distribution Ahad Jamalizadeh§ & Debasis Kundu of weighted Marshall-Olkin bivariate exponential distribu- tions. This new singular distribution has of this paper is to introduce a weighted Marshall-Olkin bivariate exponential (WMOBE) distribution, using

  14. Assessing the relationships among PSAT and TAKS scores in selected Texas high schools 

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    Wilson, Eric Daryl

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this research study was to determine the relationships among PSAT scores and TAKS scores in selected Texas high schools in order to inform state policy makers, school district administrators and teachers ...

  15. The Relationship between Students’ Verbal and Nonverbal Test Scores within the Context of Poverty

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    Kaya, Fatih

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    –achievement relationship within the context of poverty. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the verbal and the nonverbal scores of students within the context of poverty. The study investigated how students’ verbal and nonverbal scores...

  16. Rear Admiral David A. Score Deputy Director, NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

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    Horizon oil spill response. Since his commission as a NOAA Corps officer in 1990, RDML Score has served Score commanded NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter, which conducted key research missions during the BP Deepwater

  17. DOE Building Energy Asset Score: Overview and Deployment Webinar-- Text Version

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    Below is the text version of the webinar DOE Building Energy Asset Score: Overview and Deployment, presented in March 2015.

  18. Is Dark Energy Abnormally Weighting?

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    A. Fuzfa; J. -M. Alimi

    2006-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new interpretation of dark energy in terms of an \\textit{Abnormally Weighting Energy} (AWE). This means that dark energy does not couple to gravitation in the same way as ordinary matter, yielding a violation of the weak and strong equivalence principles on cosmological scales. The resulting cosmological mechanism accounts for the Hubble diagram of type Ia supernovae in terms of both cosmic acceleration and variation of the gravitational constant while still accounting for the present tests of general relativity. This explanation allows to build dark energy models (i) without violation of the strong energy condition $p<-\\rho c^2/3$ (ii) with non-negligible direct couplings to gravitation and (iii) natural convergence mechanism toward general relativity.

  19. Hypertension . Author manuscript Validating the Framingham Hypertension Risk Score: results from the

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hypertension . Author manuscript Page /1 9 Validating the Framingham Hypertension Risk Score A promising hypertension risk prediction score using data from the United States Framingham Offspring study performance of the Framingham hypertension risk score in a European population, the Whitehall II study

  20. Comparison of Biochemical Relapse-Free Survival Between Primary Gleason Score 3 and Primary Gleason Score 4 for Biopsy Gleason Score 7 Prostate Cancer

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    Burdick, Michael J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (United States)], E-mail: burdicm@ccf.org; Reddy, Chandana A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (United States); Ulchaker, James; Angermeier, Kenneth [Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (United States); Altman, Andrew; Chehade, Nabil [Department of Urology, Kaiser Permanente Ohio, Cleveland, OH (United States); Mahadevan, Arul; Kupelian, Patrick A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (United States); Klein, Eric A. [Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (United States); Ciezki, Jay P. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (United States)

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To determine whether the primary grade (PG) of biopsy Gleason score (GS) 7 prostate cancer (CaP) was predictive for biochemical relapse-free survival (bRFS). Most of the present data regarding the PG of GS7 CaP refer to surgical specimens. Our goal was to determine whether the biopsy GS used at the time of medical decision making predicted for the biochemical outcome. Methods and Materials: We reviewed the data from 705 patients with biopsy GS7 CaP, from a prospectively maintained database, who had been treated at our institution between September 1996 and March 2005 with radical prostatectomy (n = 310), external beam radiotherapy (n = 268), or prostate radioactive seed implantation (n = 127). The bRFS rates were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Cox proportional hazards regression analysis was used for univariate and multivariate analyses examining these factors in relation to bRFS: PG of biopsy GS, initial prostate-specific antigen level, clinical T stage, use of androgen deprivation, risk group (high or intermediate), and treatment modality. Results: The 5-year bRFS rate was 78% and 71% (p = 0.0108) for biopsy GS7 PG3 CaP and biopsy GS7 PG4 CaP, respectively. Comparing PG3 and PG4 within treatment modalities, only prostate implantation patients had a significant difference in the 5-year bRFS rate, 88% vs. 76%, respectively (p = 0.0231). On multivariate analysis, the PG of biopsy GS remained an independent predictor of bRFS, with PG3 having better bRFS than PG4 (relative risk, 0.655; 95% confidence interval, 0.472-0.909; p = 0.0113). Conclusion: Biopsy GS7 PG4 CaP carries a worse bRFS than biopsy GS7 PG3 CaP.

  1. Emotional intelligence and manipulation: Are those scoring higher on EI measures more likely to negatively manipulate others' for personal gains? 

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    Carter, Sophie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The personality factors most associated with EI were Openness, Conscientiousness and Neuroticism. It was also found that higher scores on reassurance scores were the biggest predictor of scores on overall perceived social support although positive relationships...

  2. atomic weights table: Topics by E-print Network

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    stability, atomic weights and molecular weights V. Paar, Bijeniccka 32, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Accepted 15 January 2002 Abstract A power law is introduced weights. The power law...

  3. apparent molecular weight: Topics by E-print Network

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    stability, atomic weights and molecular weights V. Paar, Bijeniccka 32, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Accepted 15 January 2002 Abstract A power law is introduced weights. The power law...

  4. atomic weights tables: Topics by E-print Network

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    stability, atomic weights and molecular weights V. Paar, Bijeniccka 32, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Accepted 15 January 2002 Abstract A power law is introduced weights. The power law...

  5. assigning individual weights: Topics by E-print Network

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    understeer, and cornering shifts weight to the opposite side, unloading the inside tires. But why does weight shift during these maneuvers? How can weight shift when...

  6. Characterization and analysis of the molecular weight of lignin for biorefining studies

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    Tolbert, Allison [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta] [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta; Akinosho, Hannah [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta] [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta; Khunsupat, Taya Ratayakorn [ORNL] [ORNL; Naskar, Amit K [ORNL] [ORNL; Ragauskas, Arthur [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta] [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The molecular weight of lignin is a fundamental property that infl uences the recalcitrance of biomass and the valorization of lignin. The determination of the molecular weight of lignin in native biomass is dependent on the bioresources used and the isolation and purifi cation procedures employed. The three most commonly employed isolation methods are milled wood lignin (MWL), cellulolytic enzyme lignin (CEL), and enzymatic mild acidolysis lignin (EMAL). Common characterization techniques for determining the molecular weight of lignin will be addressed, with an emphasis on gel permeation chromatography (GPC). This review also examines the mechanisms behind several biological, physical, and chemical pre-treatments and their impact on the molecular weight of lignin. The number average molecular weight (Mn), weight average molecular weight (Mw) and polydispersity index (D) all vary in magnitude depending on the biomass source, pre-treatment conditions, and isolation method. Additionally, there is a growing body of literature that supports changes in the molecular weight of lignin in response to genetic modifi cations in the lignin biosynthetic pathways. This review summarizes different procedures for obtaining the molecular weight of lignin that have been used in recent years and highlight future opportunities for applications of lignin.

  7. Decision Weighted Adaptive Algorithms with Applications to Wireless Channel Estimation

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    Kansas, University of

    the RDRN system in Washington D.C. I would also like to thank Roel Jonkman who most graciously let me use

  8. Chapter 11Chapter 11 Estimating the Weighted

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    Schubart, Christoph

    Chapter 11Chapter 11 Estimating the Weighted Average Cost of Capital DES Chapter 11 1 #12;U i th C.xls for shortfor short. DES Chapter 11 2 #12;S i l i hSteps to estimate value using the Corporate Valuation stockholders DES Chapter 11 7 #12;Estimating Target Weights Page 223: To calculate WACC, we need to estimate

  9. Using Brain Weight to Predict Gestation in Mammals Bivariate Fit of Gestation By Brain Weight

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    Carriquiry, Alicia

    1 Using Brain Weight to Predict Gestation in Mammals Bivariate Fit of Gestation By Brain Weight 0 100 200 300 400 500 Gestation 0 500 1000 1500 BrainWgt Linear Fit (All 50 mammals) Predicted Gestation = 85.248543 + 0.299867 Brain Weight Summary of Fit RSquare 0.372483 RSquare Adj 0.35941 Root Mean

  10. Home Energy Score API User: United Illuminating Company and Connecticut Light and Power

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    The United Illuminating Company and Connecticut Light and Power, administering conservation, and load management programs funded by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, are Home Energy Score...

  11. DOE Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Efficiency Services Companies Webinar (Text Version)

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    Below is the text version of the webinar DOE Building Energy Asset Score: Energy Efficiency Services Companies, presented in March 2015.

  12. Texas-New Mexico Power Company- SCORE/CitySmart, Commercial Solutions, and Small Business Programs

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    The TNMP SCORE/CitySmart program helps school facilities and local governments identify energy efficiency opportunities in existing and newly planned facilities and provides financial incentives ...

  13. The Continuous Ranked Probability Score for Circular Variables and its Application to

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    D Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) pro- gram administered by the Office of Naval Research under direction mit- ig

  14. Application APPLICATION

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    Papautsky, Ian

    in the CCM Bulletin which can be downloaded from ccm.uc.edu/admissions/ application. You will automatically be considered for a talent-based scholarship when you audition/ interview for entrance into CCM. These awards would also like to invite you to tour CCM's excellent facilities and observe some classes and ensemble

  15. Region-based Dynamic Weighting Probabilistic Geocoding

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    Li, Zhongxia

    2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    it extremely important that geocoding results be as accurate as possible. Existing global-weighting approaches to geocoding assume spatial stationarity of addressing systems and address data characteristic distributions across space, resulting in heuristics...

  16. A Library for Locally Weighted Projection Regression 

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    Klanke, Stefan; Vijayakumar, Sethu; Schaal, Stefan

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we introduce an improved implementation of locally weighted projection regression (LWPR), a supervised learning algorithm that is capable of handling high-dimensional input data. As the key features, our ...

  17. Weight Perception Discrepancy Among Ethnically Diverse Youth

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    Cromwell, Kate Duncan

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    not feel they are, may be at risk for negative health conditions. Social Comparison Theory may provide a tool for evaluating identified discrepancies. Given that minorities have higher obesity rates, it is hypothesized that weight perception discrepancy...

  18. A Score Predicting Posttreatment Ambulatory Status in Patients Irradiated for Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

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    Rades, Dirk [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Luebeck (Germany); Department of Radiation Oncology, Saad Specialist Hospital, Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia)], E-mail: Rades.Dirk@gmx.net; Rudat, Volker [Department of Radiation Oncology, Saad Specialist Hospital, Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia); Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Hamburg, Eppendorf (Germany); Veninga, Theo [Department of Radiotherapy, Dr. Bernard Verbeeten Institute, Tilburg (Netherlands); Stalpers, Lukas J.A. [Department of Radiotherapy, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Basic, Hiba [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Sarajevo, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Karstens, Johann H. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover (Germany); Hoskin, Peter J. [Department of Clinical Oncology, Mount Vernon Cancer Center, Northwood (United Kingdom); Schild, Steven E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ (United States)

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To create a scoring system to predict ambulatory status after radiotherapy (RT) for metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). Methods and Materials: On the basis of a multivariate analysis of 2096 MSCC patients, a scoring system was developed. This included the five prognostic factors significantly associated with post-RT ambulatory status: primary tumor type, interval between tumor diagnosis and MSCC, visceral metastases, motor function before RT, and time developing motor deficits before RT. The score for each factor was determined by dividing the post-RT ambulatory rate (as a percentage) by 10. Total scores represented the sum of the scores for each factor and ranged between 21 and 44 points. Patients were divided into five groups according to this score. Results: The post-RT ambulatory rates were 6% (24 of 389) for patients with scores of {<=}28 points, 44% (121 of 278) for those with 29-31 points, 70% (212 of 303) for those with 32-34 points, 86% (315 of 266) for those with 35-37 points, and 99% (750 of 760) for those with {>=}38 points. The 3-month survival rates were 29%, 62%, 77%, 84%, and 98%, respectively. The 6-months survival rates were 6%, 31%, 42%, 61%, and 93%, respectively. Conclusions: Because patients with scores of {<=}28 points had poor functional outcome after RT and extraordinarily poor survival rates, short-course RT to decrease pain or best supportive care may be considered. Patients with scores of 29-37 points should be considered surgical candidates, because RT-alone results were not optimal. Patients with scores of {>=}38 points seem to have excellent results with RT alone.

  19. Application ApplicAtion

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    Papautsky, Ian

    in the CCM Bulletin which can be downloaded from http://ccm.uc.edu/ admissions/application.html. You will automatically be considered for a talent-based scholarship when you audition/ interview for entrance into CCM is made. We would also like to invite you to tour CCM's excellent facilities and observe some classes

  20. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score System: Program Overview and Technical Protocol (Version 1.0)

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    Wang, Na; Gorrissen, Willy J.

    2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a national voluntary energy asset score system that includes an energy asset score tool to help building owners evaluate their buildings with respect to the score system. The goal of the energy asset score system is to facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency improvements of commercial buildings. The system will allow building owners and managers to compare their building infrastructure against peers and track building upgrade progress over time. The system can also help other building stakeholders (e.g., building operators, tenants, financiers, and appraisers) understand the relative efficiency of different buildings in a way that is independent from their operations and occupancy. This report outlines the technical protocol used to generate the energy asset score, explains the scoring methodology, and provides additional details regarding the energy asset score tool. This report also describes alternative methods that were considered prior to developing the current approach. Finally, this report describes a few features of the program where alternative approaches are still under evaluation.

  1. Approximate Weighted Matching On Emerging Manycore and Multithreaded Architectures

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    Halappanavar, Mahantesh; Feo, John T.; Villa, Oreste; Tumeo, Antonino; Pothen, Alex

    2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Graph matching is a prototypical combinatorial problem with many applications in computer science and scientific computing, but algorithms for computing optimal matchings are challenging to parallelize. Approximate matching algorithms provide an alternate route for parallelization, and in many contexts compute near-optimal matchings for large-scale graphs. We present sharedmemory parallel implementations for computing half-approximate weighted matching on state-of-the-art multicore (Intel Nehalem and AMD Magny-Cours), manycore (Nvidia Tesla and Nvidia Fermi) and massively multithreaded (Cray XMT) platforms. We provide two implementations: the first implementation uses shared work queues, and is suited to all these platforms; the second implementation is based on dataflow principles, and exploits the architectural features of the Cray XMT. Using a carefully chosen dataset that exhibits characteristics from a wide range of real-world applications, we show scalable performance across different platforms. In particular, for one instance of the input, an R-MAT graph (RMAT-G), we show speedups of: about 32 on 48 cores of an AMD Magny-Cours; 7 on 8 cores of Intel Nehalem; 3 on Nvidia Tesla and 10 on Nvidia Fermi relative to one core of Intel Nehalem; and 60 on 128 processors of Cray XMT. We demonstrate good weak and strong scaling for graphs with up to a billion edges using up to 12, 800 threads. Given the breadth of this work, we focus on simplicity and portability of software rather than excessive fine-tuning for each platform. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such large-scale study of the half-approximate weighted matching problem on shared-memory platforms. Driven by the critical enabling role of combinatorial algorithms such as matching in scientific computing and the emergence of informatics applications, there is a growing demand to support irregular computations on current and future computing platforms. In this context, we evaluate the capability of emerging multithreaded platforms to tolerate latency induced by irregular memory access patterns, and to support fine-grained parallelism via light-weight synchronization mechanisms. By contrasting the architectural features of these platforms against the Cray XMT, which is specifically designed to support irregular memory-intensive applications, we delineate the impact of these choices on performance.

  2. PART I: JOB DESCRIPTION Weighted Job Questionnaire (WJQ) Custom

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    PART I: JOB DESCRIPTION Weighted Job Questionnaire (WJQ) Custom Department Name: Position Number WEIGHTED JOB QUESTIONNAIRE (WJQ) CUSTOM PARTI: JOB DESCRIPTION 1. POSITION IDENTIFICATION Department

  3. Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy Krakauer and Krakauer, J Obes Weight Loss Ther 2014, 4:2

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    Krakauer, Nir Y.

    Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy Krakauer and Krakauer, J Obes Weight Loss Ther 2014, 4:2 http the original author and source are credited. Keywords: Waist circumference; Body shape index; Obesity Introduction Obesity has historically been a sign of good health, except at the greatestexcess[1

  4. Bayesian Screening Procedure for Identification of Learning Disabled Adolescents: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation

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    Alley, Gordon R.; Deshler, Donald D.; Warner, Michael M.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Secondary Learning Disabilities Form of the Screening Procedure is described, and procedures for administration and scoring are detailed. In addition, interpretation guidelines are presented. Both the Revised Checklist ...

  5. Velarde students score in RoboRAVE International at first try

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    score in RoboRAVE International at first try Competitors came from as far away as China and the Czech Republic June 1, 2015 Dylan Valdez, Aubriana Duran, Caitlin Hice and...

  6. Media Scores : A framework for composing the modern-day Gesamtkunstwerk

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    Torpey, Peter Alexander

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Media Scores provide a theoretical and technical means to orchestrate multiple modalities in the creation of expressive works of art and performance. New technologies afford numerous opportunities to tell stories and create ...

  7. Top-K Queries on Uncertain Data: On Score Distribution and Typical Answers

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    Ge, Tingjian

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Uncertain data arises in a number of domains, including data integration and sensor networks. Top-k queries that rank results according to some user-defined score are an important tool for exploring large uncertain data ...

  8. The Effects of Handwriting, Spelling, and T-Units on Holistic Scoring with Implications for Dysgraphia

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    Hooten, Regina

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examined the relationship of holistic scoring with handwriting legibility, spelling accuracy and number of T-units within compositions written by children in grades 3 through 6 using path analysis. A sample of 223 compositions was rated...

  9. Moving Beyond Test Scores: A Study on How to Improve High Performing Non-Title I High Schools

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    Mabery, Chad Ellwood

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    comparable to the API standard of 85%, the percent ofin Norms and standards score and API score ? CorrelationStandards Test (CST) and California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), which account for nearly all of the API

  10. MMPI scores for criminal and non-criminal adult children of alcoholics

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    Brill, Phyllis Rose

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MMPI SCORES FOR CRIMINAL AND NON-CRIMINAL ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS A Thesis by PHYLLIS ROSE BRILL Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AS, M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... August 1988 Major Subject: Psychology MMPI SCORES FOR CRIMINAL AND NON-CRIMINAL ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS A Thesis by PHYLLIS ROSE BRILL Approved as to style and content by: Can ida . Lutes (Chairman of Committee) Robert R. Reilley (Member...

  11. THE WEIGHTED WORDS COLLECTOR JEREMIE DU BOISBERRANGER, DANI`ELE GARDY, AND YANN PONTY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    THE WEIGHTED WORDS COLLECTOR J´ER´EMIE DU BOISBERRANGER, DANI`ELE GARDY, AND YANN PONTY Abstract. Motivated by applications in bioinformatics, we consider the word collector problem, i.e. the expected is obtained. The originality of this instance of the non-uniform coupon collector lies in the, potentially

  12. Weight Space Learning Trajectory Visualization Marcus Gallagher \\Lambda and Tom Downs

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    Gallagher, Marcus

    Component Analysis on weight space learning trajectories are further explored in relation to the dynamics in scientific visualization for multivariate data, such as Andrews' curves [7] and ``data space­visual space , as well as being applicable to networks of a practical size. 2. Principal Component Analysis Principal

  13. Modeling and Control for Balanced Timed and Weighted Event Graphs in Dioids

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Modeling and Control for Balanced Timed and Weighted Event Graphs in Dioids Bertrand Cottenceau for which some model matching control problems have been solved. In the context of manufacturing applications, the controllers obtained by these approaches have the effect of regulating material flows

  14. Impacts of the extended-weight coal haul road system. Final research report, December 1995

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    Pigman, J.; Crabtree, J.; Agent, K.; Graves, C.; Deacon, J.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Extended-Weight Coal Haul Road System, created by the Kentucky Legislature in 1986, consists of all roads which carry over 50,000 tons of coal in a calendar year. Trucks hauling coal on this system are authorized to exceed normal weight limits through the payment of an annual decal fee. A research study was initiated in July of 1992 to analyze the impacts of the extended-weight system. Analyses in this report are based on the following: historical data on coal production and transportation: data from coal decal applications; interviews of legislators, transportation officials, coal company representatives, and coal trucking representatives; newspaper articles; vehicle classification data; analyses of pavement costs; pavement rideability data; and accident data. Primary conclusions include; (1) The extended-weight system has apparently been somewhat successful in accomplishing the objective of enhancing the competitiveness and economic viability of the Kentucky coal industry; (2) Overall accident rates did not increase as a result of implementation of the extended-weight system, but the fatal accident injury rates were significantly higher on the extended-weight system and for trucks operating with the coal decal; (3) Advance-warning flashers have been evaluated and recommended as a means of reducing intersection accidents involving heavy/coal trucks; (4) The coal-decal fee structure results in a net annual loss in Road Fund revenue of approximately $2 million; (5) Forty percent of revenue from decal fees are allocated to counties even though county-maintained roads comprise only eight percent of the extended-weight system; (6) Heavier weights of coal-decal trucks add approximately $9 million annually to the pavement overlay costs; (7) Road users throughout the state are subsidizing the movement of Kentucky coal by participating in the cost of maintaining and improving the highway system; and (8) Possibly reflecting the increased funding of extended-weight roads.

  15. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Program Overview and Technical Protocol (Version 1.1)

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    Wang, Na; Goel, Supriya; Makhmalbaf, Atefe

    2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a voluntary national scoring system for commercial buildings to help building owners and managers assess a building’s energy-related systems independent of operations. The goal of the score is to facilitate cost-effective investment in energy efficiency improvements of commercial buildings. The system, known as the Commercial Building Energy Asset Score, will allow building owners and managers to compare their building infrastructure against peers and track building upgrades over time. The system will also help other building stakeholders (e.g., building investors, tenants, financiers, and appraisers) understand the relative efficiency of different buildings in a way that is independent from operations and occupancy. This report outlines the technical protocol used to generate the energy asset score, explains the scoring methodology, and provides additional details regarding the energy asset scoring tool. The alternative methods that were considered prior to developing the current approach are described in the Program Overview and Technical Protocol Version 1.0.

  16. Weighted median of the data in solving least absolute

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    Scitovski, Rudolf

    is illustrated by an example of hourly natural gas consumption forecast. Key words. median, weighted median

  17. Manipulation of Weighted Voting Games and the Effect of Quota

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    Allan, Vicki H.

    for measuring voters' power in weighted voting games. We consider two methods of manipulating weighted voting of manipulators to have more power over the outcomes of the games. We evaluate the extent of susceptibility, Weighted voting games, Manipulation, Annexation, Merging, Power indices. 1 Introduction Weighted voting

  18. Apparatus and method of determining molecular weight of large molecules

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    Fuerstenau, S.; Benner, W.H.; Madden, N.M.; Searles, W.

    1998-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A mass spectrometer determines the mass of multiply charged high molecular weight molecules. This spectrometer utilizes an ion detector which is capable of simultaneously measuring the charge z and transit time of a single ion as it passes through the detector. From this transit time, the velocity of the single ion may then be derived, thus providing the mass-to-charge ratio m/z for a single ion which has been accelerated through a known potential. Given z and m/z, the mass m of the single ion can then be calculated. Electrospray ions with masses in excess of 1 MDa and charge numbers greater than 425 e{sup {minus}} are readily detected. The on-axis single ion detection configuration enables a duty cycle of nearly 100% and extends the practical application of electrospray mass spectrometry to the analysis of very large molecules with relatively inexpensive instrumentation. 14 figs.

  19. Apparatus and method of determining molecular weight of large molecules

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    Fuerstenau, Stephen (Montrose, CA); Benner, W. Henry (Danville, CA); Madden, Norman (Livermore, CA); Searles, William (Fremont, CA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mass spectrometer determines the mass of multiply charged high molecular weight molecules. This spectrometer utilizes an ion detector which is capable of simultaneously measuring the charge z and transit time of a single ion as it passes through the detector. From this transit time, the velocity of the single ion may then be derived, thus providing the mass-to-charge ratio m/z for a single ion which has been accelerated through a known potential. Given z and m/z, the mass m of the single ion can then be calculated. Electrospray ions with masses in excess of 1 MDa and charge numbers greater than 425 e.sup.- are readily detected. The on-axis single ion detection configuration enables a duty cycle of nearly 100% and extends the practical application of electrospray mass spectrometry to the analysis of very large molecules with relatively inexpensive instrumentation.

  20. Exploring Weight Identity: An Examination of the Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Components of Weight

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    Asbury, Mary Elizabeth

    2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The current study sought to expand social identity theory (Tajfel, 1978; Tajfel & Turner, 1979) to include the concept of weight. Previous research has shown that individuals have social identities associated with age ...

  1. Replication regulates volume weighting in quantum cosmology

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    Hartle, James [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Hertog, Thomas [APC, UMR 7164 (CNRS, Universite Paris 7), 10 rue A.Domon et L.Duquet, 75205 Paris (France) and Intl Solvay Institutes, Boulevard du Triomphe, ULB-C.P. 231, 1050 Brussels (Belgium)

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Probabilities for observations in cosmology are conditioned both on the Universe's quantum state and on local data specifying the observational situation. We show the quantum state defines a measure for prediction through such conditional probabilities that is well-behaved for spatially large or infinite universes when the probabilities that our data are replicated are taken into account. In histories where our data are rare volume weighting connects top-down probabilities conditioned on both the data and the quantum state to the bottom-up probabilities conditioned on the quantum state alone. We apply these principles to a calculation of the number of inflationary e-folds in a homogeneous, isotropic minisuperspace model with a single scalar field moving in a quadratic potential. We find that volume weighting is justified and the top-down probabilities favor a large number of e-folds, hereby predicting the curvature of our Universe at the present time to be approximately zero.

  2. Information weights of nucleotides in DNA sequences

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    M. R. Dudek; S. Cebrat; M. Kowalczuk; P. Mackiewicz; A. Nowicka; D. Mackiewicz; M. Dudkiewicz

    2003-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The coding sequence in DNA molecule is considered as a message to be transferred to receiver, the proteins, through a noisy information channel and each nucleotide is assigned a respective information weight. With the help of the nucleotide substitution matrix we estimated the lower bound of the amount of information carried out by nucleotides which is not subject of mutations. We used the calculated weights to reconstruct k-oligomers of genes from the Borrelia burgdorferi genome. We showed, that to this aim there is sufficient a simple rule, that the number of bits of the carried information cannot exceed some threshold value. The method introduced by us is general and applies to every genome.

  3. Standard weight (Ws) development for striped bass and hybrid striped bass, and the relationship of relative weight (Wr) to proximate composition

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    Brown, Michael Lee

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    correlated with crude fat, crude protein, ash, visceral fat, and ash-free dry- weight gross energy. Reserve energy, i. e. , visceral fat, predicted from Wr may provide a measure for overwintering fitness and perhaps pre-stocking suitability of juvenile...) METHODS Page Experiment Design Analyses RESULTS AND DISCUSSION 46 48 50 Interdependencies of Proximate Constituents Relationship of Wr to Proximate Components Water Fat Protein Ash Gross Energy Application to Wr Target Range Wr Relationship...

  4. Impacts of the extended-weight coal haul road system (interim report). Research report

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    Crabtree, J.D.; Pigman, J.G.; Deacon, J.A.; Agent, K.R.

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Extended-Weight Coal Haul Road System, created by Kentucky`s Legislature in 1986, consists of all roads which carry over 50,000 tons of coal in a calendar year. Trucks hauling coal on this system are authorized to exceed normal weight limits through the payment of an annual decal fee. A research study was initiated in July of 1992 to analyze the impacts of the extended-weight system. This interim report prepared after one year of a three-year study, describes the analyses performed thus far and presents preliminary findings, recommendations, and a discussion of future work. Analyses in this report are based on: historical data on coal production and transportation; data from coal decal applications; interviews of legislators, transportation officials, coal company representatives, and coal trucking representatives: newspaper articles; vehicle classification data; a pavement cost analysis; and accident data. Preliminary conclusions include: (1) The extended-weight system has apparently been somewhat successful in accomplishing the primary objectives: to enhance the competitiveness and economic viability of Kentucky`s coal industry and to eliminate the perceived need for cal haulers to violate the law in order to be competitive; (2) Overall accident rates are no higher on the extended-weight system than on other comparable routes, but the fatal accident rate is significantly higher on the extended-weight system; (3) The coal-decal fee structure results in a net annual loss in Road Fund revenue of approximately $2 million; (4) Forty percent of the revenue from decal sales is allocated to the counties, although less than ten percent of the extended-weight system in county-maintained; (5) The heavier weights of coal-decal trucks add approximately $9 million annually to pavement overlay costs and increase other highway costs. (6) Road users throughout the state are subsidizing the movement of Kentucky coal by underwriting the increased costs.

  5. Nutrition, Weight Control and Fast Food.

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    Sweeten, Mary K.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Page in Original Bulletin] Nutrition, Weight Control and Fast Food Mary K. Sweeten* The Fast Food Trend More people are eating fewer meals at home and more snack-type meals at fast food ' restaurants. Fast food sales in 1978 in the United States... chain when eating out 60 percent of the time. This trend is a result of more women employed outside the home, a higher per capita disposable income and more leisure time. Although they may cost more than the same meals prepared at home, fast food res...

  6. Light-weight analyzer for odor recognition

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    Vass, Arpad A; Wise, Marcus B

    2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention provides a light weight analyzer, e.g., detector, capable of locating clandestine graves. The detector utilizes the very specific and unique chemicals identified in the database of human decompositional odor. This detector, based on specific chemical compounds found relevant to human decomposition, is the next step forward in clandestine grave detection and will take the guess-work out of current methods using canines and ground-penetrating radar, which have historically been unreliable. The detector is self contained, portable and built for field use. Both visual and auditory cues are provided to the operator.

  7. COMPUTING APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS

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    Bader, David A.

    COMPUTING APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS David A. Bader NEW MEXICO, USA Robert Pennington of the interconnect net- work and related software is shown by comparing the same application running on a large

  8. atomic weight values: Topics by E-print Network

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

    a sample of 10 100 atoms. Sumei Huang; Girish S. Agarwal 2015-01-10 3 Power laws and fractal behavior in nuclear stability, atomic weights and molecular weights Physics Websites...

  9. atomic weight determinations: Topics by E-print Network

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

    14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Power laws and fractal behavior in nuclear stability, atomic weights and molecular weights Physics Websites...

  10. Written emotional expression: Effects on weight loss and maintenance

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    Hockemeyer, Jill Renee

    2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    the negative effects of distress on weight loss and maintenance through improved emotional self-regulatory processes. This study examined the effects of expressive writing on weight regain, stress, and emotional eating among individuals who have recently lost...

  11. PARTI: JOB DESCRIPTION Weighted Job Questionnaire (WJQ) Custom

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    PARTI: JOB DESCRIPTION Weighted Job Questionnaire (WJQ) Custom Meeting, Event and Conference UNIVERSITY & C.U.P.E., Local 3338 WEIGHTED JOB QUESTIONNAIRE (WJQ) CUSTOM PARTI: JOB DESCRIPTION 1. POSITION

  12. A Light-weight Application Sharing Infrastructure for Graphics Intensive Applications

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    Hao, M.C.; Lee, D.; Sventek, J.S.

    Hao,M.C. Lee,D. Sventek,J.S. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, Syracuse, NY, August 1996

  13. A weighted iterative algorithm for neuromagnetic imaging

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    Gorodnitsky, I. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States) California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)); George, J.S.; Schlitt, H.A.; Lewis, P.S. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States))

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of neuromagnetic source reconstruction is high resolution 3-D mapping of the current distribution within the brain. However, the neuromagnetic inverse problem is ill-posed and typically underdetermined. The Moore-Penrose pseudoinverse provides a linear algebraic inverse calculation that simultaneously minimizes chisquare and the Euclidean norm of the component currents. Such minimum norm'' reconstructions tend to produce diffuse and superficial current distributions because voxels nearer the sensor array can account for more power in the data with less current than deeper voxels. We describe an algorithm that overcomes the bias of minimum norm procedures toward superficial solutions by using weights chosen to compensate for the distance dependence of magnetic signal strength. We also apply a Bayesian weighting strategy in an iterative pseudoinverse computation, to address the bias of the linear estimator procedure toward diffuse solutions. This strategy produces a progressively more focal current distribution while accomodating distributed current sources, and appears to effectively reduce the problems associated with the under-determined linear system.

  14. A weighted iterative algorithm for neuromagnetic imaging

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    Gorodnitsky, I. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)]|[California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States); George, J.S.; Schlitt, H.A.; Lewis, P.S. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of neuromagnetic source reconstruction is high resolution 3-D mapping of the current distribution within the brain. However, the neuromagnetic inverse problem is ill-posed and typically underdetermined. The Moore-Penrose pseudoinverse provides a linear algebraic inverse calculation that simultaneously minimizes chisquare and the Euclidean norm of the component currents. Such ``minimum norm`` reconstructions tend to produce diffuse and superficial current distributions because voxels nearer the sensor array can account for more power in the data with less current than deeper voxels. We describe an algorithm that overcomes the bias of minimum norm procedures toward superficial solutions by using weights chosen to compensate for the distance dependence of magnetic signal strength. We also apply a Bayesian weighting strategy in an iterative pseudoinverse computation, to address the bias of the linear estimator procedure toward diffuse solutions. This strategy produces a progressively more focal current distribution while accomodating distributed current sources, and appears to effectively reduce the problems associated with the under-determined linear system.

  15. Molecular weight modulation in polyhydroxybutyrate fermentations

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    Waters, Benjamin Ragan

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) is a material with significant potential for commercial applications. It has material properties similar to isotactic polypropylene; it can be produced from renewable resources; it is biodegradable. ...

  16. GOALS, EXPECTATIONS, AND SATISFACTION IN THE MAINTENANCE OF WEIGHT LOSS

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    Chang, Olivia L.

    2009-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    ......................................................................25 Satisfaction and Weight Loss 37 Measurement of Goals, Expectations, and Satisfaction with Weight Loss...............41 Goals, Expectations, and Satisfaction in the Treatment of Obesity 43 Limitations of Previous Research... of approximately 15-25% of initial weight in 2 to 4 months of treatment, but may also result in substantially greater weight regain than more conventional, calorie-restrictive diets (Wadden & Osei, 2002). Pharmacological interventions have been presented...

  17. From Data Snore, to Data Score: Communicating Library Assessment Data Visually through Infographics

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    Rosen, Jay

    will discuss different types of infographics, how academic libraries are using them, and tools and tipsFrom Data Snore, to Data Score: Communicating Library Assessment Data Visually through Infographics Cassi Pretlow, cassi.pretlow@ucdenver.edu, Auraria Library, Denver Introduction

  18. Double-Blind Scores of an Object-Oriented Modeling Survey

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    Waterloo, University of

    Double-Blind Scores of an Object-Oriented Modeling Survey by Raymond Sze Chun Yiu An essay declare that I am the sole author of this thesis. I authorize the University of Waterloo to lend this thesis to other institutions or individuals for the purpose of scholarly research. I further authorize

  19. DoubleBlind Scores of an ObjectOriented Modeling Survey

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    Waterloo, University of

    Double­Blind Scores of an Object­Oriented Modeling Survey by Raymond Sze Chun Yiu An essay declare that I am the sole author of this thesis. I authorize the University of Waterloo to lend this thesis to other institutions or individuals for the purpose of scholarly research. I further authorize

  20. Speeding up Scoring Module of Mass Spectrometry Based Protein Identification by GPU

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    Chu, Xiaowen

    protein identification. It becomes very important to study how to speed up database search engines by GPUsSpeeding up Scoring Module of Mass Spectrometry Based Protein Identification by GPU You Li@comp.hkbu.edu.hk Abstract--Database searching is a main method for protein identification in shotgun proteomics, and many

  1. HYPERTENSION/2009/132373.R3 VALIDATING THE FRAMINGHAM HYPERTENSION RISK SCORE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 May, 2009 HYPERTENSION/2009/132373.R3 VALIDATING THE FRAMINGHAM HYPERTENSION RISK SCORE: RESULTS, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK. Short title: Validating the Framingham Hypertension manuscript, published in "Hypertension 2009;54(3):496-501" DOI : 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.109.132373 #12

  2. 2011 High School Math Contest Winners November 12, 2011 Sweepstakes School's Score Coach School

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    2011 High School Math Contest Winners November 12, 2011 Sweepstakes School's Score Coach School first 147 Harmony School of Excellence second 119 Westwood High School third 84 Amy Pool and Clara Ann Norman St. Marks School of Texas fourth 72 Caroline Hermann A&M Consolidated High School Fifth - Tie 50

  3. Step 2: Click on the test title Step 3: Click on the test score

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Step 2: Click on the test title Step 3: Click on the test score Step 1: Click on "My Grades test results in HuskyCT Instructors apply settings that determine the extent of the feedback that students see after taking a test in HuskyCT and when that information becomes available. Minimal

  4. Evolving Fuzzy Rules for Goal-Scoring Behaviour in a Robot Soccer Environment

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Evolving Fuzzy Rules for Goal-Scoring Behaviour in a Robot Soccer Environment A thesis submitted autonomous robots that are able to learn from the environment in which they operate in order to achieve their objectives is a need so far largely unsatisfied, especially for dynamic environments which change quickly

  5. EPICORE 2013 Annual Report EPICORE SCORes! -Supporting Clinical and Outcomes Research

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    MacMillan, Andrew

    EPICORE 2013 Annual Report EPICORE SCORes! - Supporting Clinical and Outcomes Research #12;TABLE optimistic that we will continue to serve our health research colleagues to produce clinical and outcomes the design, execution and analysis of clinical trials, health outcomes research and epidemiologic studies

  6. National Poverty Center Working Paper Series The Black-White Test Score Gap

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    Shyy, Wei

    National Poverty Center Working Paper Series #05-09 June 2005 The Black-White Test Score Gap This paper is available online at the National Poverty Center Working Paper Series index at: http of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Poverty Center or any sponsoring agency

  7. The Invariance of Score Tests to Measurement Error By CHI-LUN CHENG

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    Huang, Su-Yun

    for a Box-Cox power transformation. Under speci c constraints, we show that the score tests for measurement these estab- lished results when the true model is subject to measurement errors. It is known that ignoring variable xi is the true value i plus some random measurement error i: xi = i + i (i = 1 n) (1

  8. Adjusting for selection bias in Web surveys using propensity scores: the case of the Health

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    Schonlau, Matt

    Adjusting for selection bias in Web surveys using propensity scores: the case of the Health at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Toronto, August 2004. Abstract Many web surveys allow respondents to self as supplementary information about which subset of HRS respondents also responded to an additional web survey (web

  9. Globally Linear Embedding of Biometric Scores: An Empirical Study Sudeep Sarkar and Pranab Mohanty

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    Sarkar, Sudeep

    Globally Linear Embedding of Biometric Scores: An Empirical Study Sudeep Sarkar and Pranab Mohanty performances for other biometric modalities [5]. There are also investigations that S. Sarkar is with Faculty, Florida 33620 sarkar@cse.usf.edu Pranab Mohanty was with University of South Florida and is now at Aware

  10. Constrained Clustering with Minkowski Weighted Renato Cordeiro de Amorim

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    Amorim, Renato Cordeiro de

    Constrained Clustering with Minkowski Weighted K-Means Renato Cordeiro de Amorim Department: renato@dcs.bbk.ac.uk Abstract--In this paper we introduce the Constrained Minkowski Weighted K-Means ratify the general superiority of using feature weighting in K-Means, particularly when applying

  11. The Complexity of Weighted Boolean #CSP , Sangxia Huang2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The Complexity of Weighted Boolean #CSP Modulo k Heng Guo1 , Sangxia Huang2 , Pinyan Lu3@gmail.com Abstract We prove a complexity dichotomy theorem for counting weighted Boolean CSP modulo k for any similar to the one for the complex weighted Boolean #CSP, found by [Cai, Lu and Xia, STOC 2009]. Then we

  12. Abstract--This paper describes an approach for choosing and updating measurement weights used in weighted least squares

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    -- Auto Tuning; Measurement Weights; Power System State Estimation; Random Error Variances. I is not always true. M is used for estimating measurement e1 Abstract--This paper describes an approach for choosing and updating measurement weights used

  13. Propensity Score-based Comparison of Long-term Outcomes With 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy vs Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Esophageal Cancer

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    Lin, Steven H., E-mail: SHLin@mdanderson.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Wang Lu [Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States)] [Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States); Myles, Bevan [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Thall, Peter F. [Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Hofstetter, Wayne L.; Swisher, Stephen G. [Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Ajani, Jaffer A. [Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States); Cox, James D.; Komaki, Ritsuko; Liao Zhongxing [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (United States)

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Although 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) is the worldwide standard for the treatment of esophageal cancer, intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) improves dose conformality and reduces the radiation exposure to normal tissues. We hypothesized that the dosimetric advantages of IMRT should translate to substantive benefits in clinical outcomes compared with 3D-CRT. Methods and Materials: An analysis was performed of 676 nonrandomized patients (3D-CRT, n=413; IMRT, n=263) with stage Ib-IVa (American Joint Committee on Cancer 2002) esophageal cancers treated with chemoradiotherapy at a single institution from 1998-2008. An inverse probability of treatment weighting and inclusion of propensity score (treatment probability) as a covariate were used to compare overall survival time, interval to local failure, and interval to distant metastasis, while accounting for the effects of other clinically relevant covariates. The propensity scores were estimated using logistic regression analysis. Results: A fitted multivariate inverse probability weighted-adjusted Cox model showed that the overall survival time was significantly associated with several well-known prognostic factors, along with the treatment modality (IMRT vs 3D-CRT, hazard ratio 0.72, P<.001). Compared with IMRT, 3D-CRT patients had a significantly greater risk of dying (72.6% vs 52.9%, inverse probability of treatment weighting, log-rank test, P<.0001) and of locoregional recurrence (P=.0038). No difference was seen in cancer-specific mortality (Gray's test, P=.86) or distant metastasis (P=.99) between the 2 groups. An increased cumulative incidence of cardiac death was seen in the 3D-CRT group (P=.049), but most deaths were undocumented (5-year estimate, 11.7% in 3D-CRT vs 5.4% in IMRT group, Gray's test, P=.0029). Conclusions: Overall survival, locoregional control, and noncancer-related death were significantly better after IMRT than after 3D-CRT. Although these results need confirmation, IMRT should be considered for the treatment of esophageal cancer.

  14. Original article Analysis of muscle and bone weight variation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . The commonalities ranged from 0.76 (drumstick muscle) to 0.92 (neck bone) and the uniqueness (special size factors and drumstick bone factors. The correlation coefficient between the first factor score and carcass muscle was 0

  15. A Flexible Weighting Scheme for Multimedia Documents

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    Ounis, I.

    Ounis,I. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'99), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 1677, T. Bench-Capon and G. Soda and A. Min Tjoa Eds, Florence, Italy, August 30-3, 1999 pp 392-405 Springer

  16. Chemical Emissions of Residential Materials and Products: Review of Available Information The Home Energy Scoring Tool: A

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    The Home Energy Scoring Tool: A Simplified Asset Rating for Single thereof or the Regents of the University of California. #12;1 The Home Energy Scoring Tool: A Simplified-based computer tool and method for providing an energy asset rating of single-family homes. The resulting Home

  17. Evaluation of 4-H and FFA Members Scores on the 2011-2012 Texas Quality Counts Verification Exam

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    Grube, Brittany C.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Texas and it strives to teach youth how to produce a safe and wholesome livestock product for the consumer. An analysis of youth scores between 2011 and 2012 was done to determine how well youth were scoring on the Texas Quality Counts Verification Exam...

  18. Assessment of the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Scoring Tool

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    Roberts, D.; Merket, N.; Polly, B.; Heaney, M.; Casey, S.; Robertson, J.

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted a series of assessments of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed Home Energy Scoring Tool (HEST). This report is an assessment of the 4/27/2012 release of HEST. Predictions of electric and natural gas consumption were compared with weather-normalized utility billing data for a mixture of newer and older homes located in Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas.

  19. Weighted power counting and chiral dimensional regularization

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    Damiano Anselmi

    2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We define a modified dimensional-regularization technique that overcomes several difficulties of the ordinary technique, and is specially designed to work efficiently in chiral and parity violating quantum field theories, in arbitrary dimensions greater than 2. When the dimension of spacetime is continued to complex values, spinors, vectors and tensors keep the components they have in the physical dimension, therefore the $\\gamma $ matrices are the standard ones. Propagators are regularized with the help of evanescent higher-derivative kinetic terms, which are of the Majorana type in the case of chiral fermions. If the new terms are organized in a clever way, weighted power counting provides an efficient control on the renormalization of the theory, and allows us to show that the resulting chiral dimensional regularization is consistent to all orders. The new technique considerably simplifies the proofs of properties that hold to all orders, and makes them suitable to be generalized to wider classes of models. Typical examples are the renormalizability of chiral gauge theories and the Adler-Bardeen theorem. The difficulty of explicit computations, on the other hand, may increase.

  20. Weight Distribution of a Class of Binary Linear Block Codes Formed from RCPC Codes

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    Shen, Yushi Dr.; Cosman, Pamela C; Milstein, Laurence B

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On the weight distribution of terminated convolutionalViterbi, “On the weight distribution of linear block codes9, SEPTEMBER 2005 Weight Distribution of a Class of Binary

  1. Automated aortic calcium scoring on low-dose chest computed tomography

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    Isgum, Ivana; Rutten, Annemarieke; Prokop, Mathias; Staring, Marius; Klein, Stefan; Pluim, Josien P. W.; Viergever, Max A.; Ginneken, Bram van [Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht 3584 CX (Netherlands); Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht 3584 CX (Netherlands); Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht 3584 (Netherlands)

    2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Thoracic computed tomography (CT) scans provide information about cardiovascular risk status. These scans are non-ECG synchronized, thus precise quantification of coronary calcifications is difficult. Aortic calcium scoring is less sensitive to cardiac motion, so it is an alternative to coronary calcium scoring as an indicator of cardiovascular risk. The authors developed and evaluated a computer-aided system for automatic detection and quantification of aortic calcifications in low-dose noncontrast-enhanced chest CT. Methods: The system was trained and tested on scans from participants of a lung cancer screening trial. A total of 433 low-dose, non-ECG-synchronized, noncontrast-enhanced 16 detector row examinations of the chest was randomly divided into 340 training and 93 test data sets. A first observer manually identified aortic calcifications on training and test scans. A second observer did the same on the test scans only. First, a multiatlas-based segmentation method was developed to delineate the aorta. Segmented volume was thresholded and potential calcifications (candidate objects) were extracted by three-dimensional connected component labeling. Due to image resolution and noise, in rare cases extracted candidate objects were connected to the spine. They were separated into a part outside and parts inside the aorta, and only the latter was further analyzed. All candidate objects were represented by 63 features describing their size, position, and texture. Subsequently, a two-stage classification with a selection of features and k-nearest neighbor classifiers was performed. Based on the detected aortic calcifications, total calcium volume score was determined for each subject. Results: The computer system correctly detected, on the average, 945 mm{sup 3} out of 965 mm{sup 3} (97.9%) calcified plaque volume in the aorta with an average of 64 mm{sup 3} of false positive volume per scan. Spearman rank correlation coefficient was {rho}=0.960 between the system and the first observer compared to {rho}=0.961 between the two observers. Conclusions: Automatic calcium scoring in the aorta thus appears feasible with good correlation between manual and automatic scoring.

  2. 2-D weighted least-squares phase unwrapping

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    Ghiglia, Dennis C. (Placitas, NM); Romero, Louis A. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Weighted values of interferometric signals are unwrapped by determining the least squares solution of phase unwrapping for unweighted values of the interferometric signals; and then determining the least squares solution of phase unwrapping for weighted values of the interferometric signals by preconditioned conjugate gradient methods using the unweighted solutions as preconditioning values. An output is provided that is representative of the least squares solution of phase unwrapping for weighted values of the interferometric signals.

  3. affects body weight: Topics by E-print Network

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

    weight perceptions may be influ- enced by food habits and food environments, nutritional knowledge, cultural norms and expectations and mass media Mikolajczyk, Rafael T; Maxwell,...

  4. FORCE RECONSTRUCTION USING THE SUM OF WEIGHTED ACCELERATIONS

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    coordinates. This methodof determiningthe SWAT weights would Now recall the definition of the SWAT dof, equation be equivalentto inverting the mode-shape matrix to...

  5. Prognostic Utility of Cell Cycle Progression Score in Men With Prostate Cancer After Primary External Beam Radiation Therapy

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    Freedland, Stephen J., E-mail: steve.freedland@duke.edu [Department of Surgery, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Department of Surgery (Urology), Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Department of Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Gerber, Leah [Department of Surgery, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Department of Surgery (Urology), Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Department of Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Reid, Julia; Welbourn, William; Tikishvili, Eliso; Park, Jimmy; Younus, Adib; Gutin, Alexander; Sangale, Zaina; Lanchbury, Jerry S. [Myriad Genetics, Inc, Salt Lake City, Utah (United States); Salama, Joseph K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina (United States); Stone, Steven [Myriad Genetics, Inc, Salt Lake City, Utah (United States)

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To evaluate the prognostic utility of the cell cycle progression (CCP) score, a RNA signature based on the average expression level of 31 CCP genes, for predicting biochemical recurrence (BCR) in men with prostate cancer treated with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) as their primary curative therapy. Methods and Materials: The CCP score was derived retrospectively from diagnostic biopsy specimens of men diagnosed with prostate cancer from 1991 to 2006 (n=141). All patients were treated with definitive EBRT; approximately half of the cohort was African American. Outcome was time from EBRT to BCR using the Phoenix definition. Median follow-up for patients without BCR was 4.8 years. Association with outcome was evaluated by Cox proportional hazards survival analysis and likelihood ratio tests. Results: Of 141 patients, 19 (13%) had BCR. The median CCP score for patient samples was 0.12. In univariable analysis, CCP score significantly predicted BCR (P=.0017). The hazard ratio for BCR was 2.55 for 1-unit increase in CCP score (equivalent to a doubling of gene expression). In a multivariable analysis that included Gleason score, prostate-specific antigen, percent positive cores, and androgen deprivation therapy, the hazard ratio for CCP changed only marginally and remained significant (P=.034), indicating that CCP provides prognostic information that is not provided by standard clinical parameters. With 10-year censoring, the CCP score was associated with prostate cancer-specific mortality (P=.013). There was no evidence for interaction between CCP and any clinical variable, including ethnicity. Conclusions: Among men treated with EBRT, the CCP score significantly predicted outcome and provided greater prognostic information than was available with clinical parameters. If validated in a larger cohort, CCP score could identify high-risk men undergoing EBRT who may need more aggressive therapy.

  6. A novel scoring function for discriminating hyperthermophilic and mesophilic proteins with application to predicting relative thermostability of protein mutants

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    Li, Yunqi; Middaugh, C. Russell; Fang, Jianwen

    2010-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    suggests that the knowledge extracted from the sequence may be sufficient to distinguish proteins with different thermo- stability. Besides the general information extracted from the sequence, we also included several predicted features which were obtained... significantly in HPs at the cost of uncharged polar residues such as Ser, Gln, and Tyr. Many of the significant substitution asymmetries are consistent with various proposed protein thermo stabi- lity mechanisms. For example, Asp is preferred to be substituted...

  7. A Novel Ensemble-Based Scoring and Search Algorithm for Protein Redesign, and its Application to Modify the

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    Richardson, David

    ), and the National Science Founda- tion (IIS-9906790, EIA-0102710, EIA-0102712, EIA-9818299, EIA-9802068, and EIA

  8. A Nonempirical Test on the Weight of Pseudorandom Number Generators

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    Matsumoto, Makoto

    A Nonempirical Test on the Weight of Pseudorandom Number Generators Makoto Matsumoto1 and Takuji introduce a theoretical test, named weight discrepancy test, on pseu- dorandom number generators. This test selected. This test can be performed for most generators based on a linear recursion over the two

  9. Implementing Weighted Abduction in Markov Logic James Blythe

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    Anderson, Richard

    Implementing Weighted Abduction in Markov Logic James Blythe USC ISI blythe@isi.edu Jerry R. Hobbs@cs.utexas.edu Abstract Abduction is a method for finding the best explanation for observations. Arguably the most advanced approach to abduction, especially for natural language processing, is weighted abduction, which

  10. Weighted Hypothesis Testing Larry Wasserman and Kathryn Roeder1

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    loss remains nearly constant. specified weights, but minute power loss for poorly specified weights; and (ii) in the non-sparse case, under weak conditions, the worst case power loss for poorly specified the potential power loss. Figure 2 shows the non-sparse case. The plots on the left show the power as a function

  11. Weighted Parametric Operational Hydrology Forecasting Thomas E. Croley II1

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    1 Weighted Parametric Operational Hydrology Forecasting Thomas E. Croley II1 1 Great Lakes forecasts in operational hydrology builds a sample of possibilities for the future, of climate series from-parametric method can be extended into a new weighted parametric hydrological forecasting technique to allow

  12. Weighted Graph Cuts without Eigenvectors: A Multilevel Approach

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    to handle data that is not linearly separable; spectral clustering and kernel k-means are two of the main different methods--in particular, a general weighted kernel k-means objective is mathematically equivalent multilevel algorithm removes this restriction by using kernel k-means to optimize weighted graph cuts

  13. A component GARCH model with time varying weights

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    Nesterov, Yurii

    2007/19 A component GARCH model with time varying weights Luc Bauwens and Giuseppe Storti #12;CORE DISCUSSION PAPER 2007/19 A component GARCH model with time varying weights Luc BAUWENS1 and Giuseppe STORTI2 March2007 Abstract We present a novel GARCH model that accounts for time varying, state dependent

  14. Computing Symmetrized Weight Enumerators for Lifted Quadratic Residue Codes

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    Duursma, Iwan M.

    Computing Symmetrized Weight Enumerators for Lifted Quadratic Residue Codes I. M. Duursma Dept for the computation of structural parameters for ring-linear codes. This article therefore presents a method to eÃ?ciently compute weight enumerators of linear codes over primary integer residue rings. For the lifted QR-codes

  15. The Complexity of Weighted Boolean #CSP with Mixed Signs

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    Bulatov, Andrei

    The Complexity of Weighted Boolean #CSP with Mixed Signs Andrei Bulatova , Martin Dyerb , Leslie constraint satisfaction problem (CSP), which corresponds to the case where all functions in have range {0, 1}. The problem we consider here is to compute the partition function of a given instance of weighted CSP; that is

  16. Characterizing Ideal Weighted Threshold Secret Amos Beimel1

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    Beimel, Amos

    Characterizing Ideal Weighted Threshold Secret Sharing Amos Beimel1 , Tamir Tassa1,2 , and Enav Science, The Open University, Ra'anana, Israel. Abstract. Weighted threshold secret sharing was introduced by Shamir in his seminal work on secret sharing. In such settings, there is a set of users where each user

  17. Weighted modulated secret image sharing method Chien-Chang Chen

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    Chen, Chaur-Chin

    Weighted modulated secret image sharing method Chien-Chang Chen Hsuan Chuang University Department-layered structure for grouping participants with different weights in a secret image sharing problem. Conventional secret im- age sharing methods suffer from truncation distortion, which is the difference between a pixel

  18. ISO/GUM UNCERTAINTIES AND CIAAW (UNCERTAINTY TREATMENT FOR RECOMMENDED ATOMIC WEIGHTS AND ISOTOPIC ABUNDANCES)

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    HOLDEN,N.E.

    2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a Guide to the expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM). The IUPAC Commission on Isotopic Abundance and Atomic Weight (CIAAW) began attaching uncertainty limits to their recommended values about forty years ago. CIAAW's method for determining and assigning uncertainties has evolved over time. We trace this evolution to their present method and their effort to incorporate the basic ISO/GUM procedures into evaluations of these uncertainties. We discuss some dilemma the CIAAW faces in their present method and whether it is consistent with the application of the ISO/GUM rules. We discuss the attempt to incorporate variations in measured isotope ratios, due to natural fractionation, into the ISO/GUM system. We make some observations about the inconsistent treatment in the incorporation of natural variations into recommended data and uncertainties. A recommendation for expressing atomic weight values using a tabulated range of values for various chemical elements is discussed.

  19. Percentile rank scores are congruous indicators of relative performance, or aren't they?

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    Rousseau, Ronald

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Percentile ranks and the I3 indicator were introduced by Bornmann, Leydesdorff, Mutz and Opthof. These two notions are based on the concept of percentiles (or quantiles) for discrete data. As several definitions for these notions exist we propose one that we think is suitable in this context. Next we show that if the notion of relative congruous indicators is carefully defined then percentile rank scores are congruous indicators of relative performance. The I3 indicator is a strictly congruous indicator of absolute performance.

  20. Home Energy Score: Analysis & Improvements to Date | Department of Energy

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGridHYDROGEND D e e p p aDepartmentUpdate2345Score:

  1. Examination of the change in returning molecular weight obtained during inhibitor squeeze treatments using polyacrylate based inhibitors

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    Graham, G.M.; Sorbie, K.S. [Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Scale inhibitors based on small polyelectrolytes are often employed in oilfield scale prevention treatments. These materials are injected into the near-well formation of producers in a scale inhibitor squeeze treatment. When the well is brought back on production, the objective is for the return concentration level of the inhibitor in the produced brine to be at or above a certain threshold level, C{sub t}. This threshold level is the minimum inhibitor concentration required to prevent the formation of mineral carbonate or sulfate scales in that well. The squeeze lifetime depends strongly on the nature of the interaction between the inhibitor and the formation either through an adsorption or precipitation mechanism. Both adsorption and precipitation processes depend on the molecular weight of the scale inhibitor, as well as on a range of other factors. However, polymeric inhibitor species always display some degree of polydispersity (spread of molecular weight). In this paper, the authors examine the effects of molecular weight on adsorption/desorption phenomena for polyacrylate based inhibitor species. This work shows that, in the inhibitor effluent after a squeeze treatment, the molecular weight of the returning inhibitor may be different from that which was injected. For commercially available polymeric inhibitor species, they demonstrate using core floods that preferential retention of higher molecular weight components occurs and preferential desorption of lower molecular weight components is observed. This leads to a gradation in molecular weight in the return profile, which can lead to increased molecular weight components returning as the inhibitor concentration approaches the threshold level. The significance of this observation to field application of polymeric inhibitor species is discussed.

  2. University Studies Diversity of Human Experience Note: In this scoring guide, "diversity" refers to differences in ethnic, religious, and

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    University Studies Diversity of Human Experience Note: In this scoring guide, "diversity" refers within the broader context of human experience, demonstrating a sophisticated awareness · discusses personal experience within the broader context of human experience, demonstrating a working

  3. The TSCA interagency testing committee`s approaches to screening and scoring chemicals and chemical groups: 1977-1983

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    Walker, J.D. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

    1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the TSCA interagency testing committee`s (ITC) approaches to screening and scoring chemicals and chemical groups between 1977 and 1983. During this time the ITC conducted five scoring exercises to select chemicals and chemical groups for detailed review and to determine which of these chemicals and chemical groups should be added to the TSCA Section 4(e) Priority Testing List. 29 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

  4. Nuclear Pleomorphism Scoring by Selective Cell Nuclei Detection Jean-Romain Dalle Hao Li Chao-Hui Huang Wee Kheng Leow

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    Leow, Wee Kheng

    Nuclear Pleomorphism Scoring by Selective Cell Nuclei Detection Jean-Romain Dalle Hao Li Chao, National University Hospital pattcp@nus.edu.sg Abstract Scoring the nuclear pleomorphism for nuclear pleo- morphism scoring according to the Nottingham grading system. In contrast, most

  5. STATE OF CALIFORNIA AREA WEIGHTED AVERAGE CALCULATION WORKSHEET: RESIDENTIAL

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    of a building feature, material, or construction assembly occur in a building, a weighted average there is more than one level of floor, wall, or ceiling insulation in a building, or more than one type

  6. Approximating the Minimum Spanning Tree Weight in Sublinear Time

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    Trevisan, Luca

    Approximating the Minimum Spanning Tree Weight in Sublinear Time Bernard Chazelle #3; Ronitt a parameter 0 minimum spanning tree- components algorithm picks O(1=#15; 2 ) vertices in the graph and then grows \\local spanning trees" whose

  7. Human Growth and Body Weight Dynamics: An Integrative Systems Model

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    Rahmandad, Hazhir

    Quantifying human weight and height dynamics due to growth, aging, and energy balance can inform clinical practice and policy analysis. This paper presents the first mechanism-based model spanning full individual life and ...

  8. Technology Portfolio Planning by Weighted Graph Analysis of System Architectures

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Technology Portfolio Planning by Weighted Graph Analysis of System Architectures Peter Davison and Bruce Cameron Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 Edward F. Crawley Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Skolkovo 143025, Russia Abstract5 Many systems undergo significant

  9. Robust and Stochastically Weighted Multi-Objective Optimization ...

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    2011-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 12, 2010 ... and identically distributed samples from an unknown distribution of weights. Then ...... yields are highly related to temperature, precipitation, and soil condition (see ..... S. He, J. Chen, W. Xu, Y. Sun, T. Preetha, and X. Shen.

  10. An improved method for weighted least squares IIR filter design

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    Davila-Pazmino, Javier

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, a new method for IIR weighted least squares filter design has been proposed. In this method, the problem of approximating a desired frequency response using a rational function is solved using an iterative approach. After studying...

  11. Optimization of parameters for coverage of low molecular weight proteins

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    Muller, Stephan A.

    Proteins with molecular weights of <25 kDa are involved in major biological processes such as ribosome formation, stress adaption (e.g., temperature reduction) and cell cycle control. Despite their importance, the coverage ...

  12. abnormally weighting energy: Topics by E-print Network

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

    11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Is Dark Energy Abnormally Weighting? Astrophysics (arXiv) Summary: We present a new interpretation of...

  13. Table 26. Natural gas home customer-weighted heating degree...

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    92 Created on: 3262015 1:21:33 PM Table 26. Natural gas home customer-weighted heating degree days New England Middle Atlantic East North Central West North Central South...

  14. PART I: JOB DESCRIPTION Weighted Job Questionnaire (WJQ) Custom

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    PART I: JOB DESCRIPTION Weighted Job Questionnaire (WJQ) Custom Department Name: Student,1412 SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY & C.U.P.E., Local 3338 JOB DESCRIPTION 1. POSITION IDENTIFICATION Department

  15. Trends and inferred emissions of atmospheric high molecular weight perfluorocarbons

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    Ivy, Diane Jean

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Atmospheric observations and atmospheric observation-based global emission estimates are presented for the five high molecular weight perfluorocarbons (PFCs): decafluorobutane (C 4 F 1 0 ), dodecafluoropentane (C5 F1 2 ), ...

  16. Electric motor/controller design tradeoffs for noise, weight, and efficiency

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    Kopp, N.L.; Brown, G.W.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    It is common for an AUV [Autonomous Underwater Vehicle] designer to be put in the position of a subsystem hardware integrator. In the case of electric motors and controllers this may be more by necessity than choice because a suitable subsystems supplier cannot be found. As a result, motors and controllers are purchased from various manufacturers who may optimize the design of each part but hold system performance secondary in importance. Unlike hydraulics, an electric motor/controller system presents significant opportunities to improve noise, weight, and efficiency. But, these opportunities can best be recognized by a single source who not only understands the technology but has the ability to implement them in the development and manufacture of the product. An analysis is presented which explains the various design considerations of noise, weight and efficiency of electric motors and controllers for submersible AUV`s. In concert with the design considerations, their interrelationships are discussed as to how they affect each other in the overall optimization of the system. In conclusion, a matrix is created which shows how the resultant system parameters of noise, weight, and efficiency may be ``traded off`` to tailor the best overall system for the application. 1 ref.

  17. Type of Diabetes Mellitus and the Odds of Gleason Score 8 to 10 Prostate Cancer

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    Kang, Josephine, E-mail: jkang3@partners.org [Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA (United States); Chen Minghui; Zhang Yuanye [Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States); Moran, Brian J. [Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago, Westmont, IL (United States); Dosoretz, Daniel E.; Katin, Michael J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, 21 Century Oncology, Inc., Fort Myers, FL (United States); Braccioforte, Michelle H. [Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago, Westmont, IL (United States); Salenius, Sharon A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, 21 Century Oncology, Inc., Fort Myers, FL (United States); D'Amico, Anthony V. [Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (United States)

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: It has been recently shown that diabetes mellitus (DM) is significantly associated with the likelihood of presenting with high-grade prostate cancer (PCa) or Gleason score (GS) 8 to 10; however, whether this association holds for both Type 1 and 2 DM is unknown. In this study we evaluated whether DM Type 1, 2, or both are associated with high-grade PCa after adjusting for known predictors of high-grade disease. Methods and Materials: Between 1991 and 2010, a total of 15,330 men diagnosed with PCa and treated with radiation therapy were analyzed. A polychotomous logistic regression analysis was performed to evaluate whether Type 1 or 2 DM was associated with odds of GS 7 or GS 8 to 10 compared with 6 or lower PCa, adjusting for African American race, age, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, and digital rectal examination findings. Results: Men with Type 1 DM (adjusted odds ratio [AOR], 2.05; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.28-3.27; p = 0.003) or Type 2 DM (AOR, 1.58; 95% CI, 1.26-1.99; p < 0.001) were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with GS 8 to 10 PCa compared with nondiabetic men. However this was not true for GS 7, for which these respective results were AOR, 1.30; 95% CI, 0.93-1.82; p = 0.12 and AOR, 1.13; 95% CI, 0.98-1.32; p = 0.10. Conclusion: Type 1 and 2 DM were associated with a higher odds of being diagnosed with Gleason score 8 to 10 but not 7 PCa. Pending validation, men who are diagnosed with Type I DM with GS 7 or lower should be considered for additional workup to rule out occult high-grade disease.

  18. The SED-TOX: Toxicity-directed management tool to assess and rank sediments based on their hazard -- concept and application

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    Bombardier, M.; Bermingham, N. [Environment Canada, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

    1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article introduces the sediment Toxicity (SED-TOX) Index for the assessment and ranking of toxic hazards in sediment. Major features include expression of toxicity responses on a single scale of measurement (dry weight-based toxic units), consideration of multiple routes of exposure (pore water, organic extract, wet sediment, and whole sediment), application of differential treatments to toxicity data depending on the level of response, and use of weighting factors to discriminate sediment exposure phases and effect endpoints on the basis of sensitivity. A battery of seven bioassays with four test species (Vibrio fischeri, Escherichia coli, Lytechinus pictus, and Amphiporeia virginiana) was conducted on 49 marine sediment samples collected from six sites at Anse-a-Beaufils and Cap-aux-Meules, which are in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The SED-TOX scores were calculated for each sampling station and compared with sediment contaminant concentrations. Results indicate that physico-chemical characterization is not sufficient to assess contaminated-sediment hazard for organisms; furthermore, using several exposure phases and test species belonging to various trophic levels increases the possibility of correctly identifying toxic sediments. The results of this study indicate that the SED-TOX approach is valuable as a toxicity assessment and ranking tool for sediments. It could easily be combined with other measures of ecosystem disturbance to discriminate between polluted and unpolluted sites.

  19. Comparison of a low carbohydrate and low fat diet for weight maintenance in overweight or obese adults enrolled in a clinical weight management program

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    LeCheminant, James D.; Gibson, Cheryl A.; Dullivan, Debra K.; Hall, Sandra; Washburn, Rik; Vernon, Mary C.; Curry, Chelsea; Stewart, Elizabeth; Westman, Eric C.; Donnelly, Joseph E.

    2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    20% of overweight individuals losing weight are successful for weight maintenance when defined as losing at least 10% of initial body weight and maintaining the loss for at least 1 year [1,2]. Thus, improved strategies to prevent weight re-gain... is unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare body weight re-gain in overweight and obese adults consuming a low carbohy- drate or traditional low fat diet over 6 months of weight maintenance subsequent to 3 months of weight loss. Methods...

  20. A doubly-fed machine for propulsion applications

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    Tomovich, Michael S. (Michael Stephen)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A doubly fed machine for propulsion applications is proposed, which, given the presence of AC and DC power sources, can be utilized in order to improve efficiency, weight, volume, and sizing of the rotor power electronics. ...

  1. Design package test weights for fuel retrieval system (OCRWM)

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    TEDESCHI, D.J.

    1999-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a design package that documents the development of test weights used in the Spent Nuclear Fuels subproject Fuel Retrieval System. The K Basins Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) project consists of the safe retrieval, preparation, and repackaging of the spent fuel stored at the K East (KE) and K West (KW) Basins for interim safe storage in the Canister Storage Building (CSB). Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) scrap baskets and fuel baskets will be loaded and weighed under water. The equipment used to weigh the loaded fuel baskets requires daily calibration checks, using test weights traceable to National Institute of Standards Testing (NIST) standards. The test weights have been designated as OCRWM related in accordance with HNF-SD-SNF-RF'T-007 (McCormack).

  2. Weighted Logics for Nested Words and Algebraic Formal Power Series

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    Mathissen, Christian

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nested words, a model for recursive programs proposed by Alur and Madhusudan, have recently gained much interest. In this paper we introduce quantitative extensions and study nested word series which assign to nested words elements of a semiring. We show that regular nested word series coincide with series definable in weighted logics as introduced by Droste and Gastin. For this we establish a connection between nested words and the free bisemigroup. Applying our result, we obtain characterizations of algebraic formal power series in terms of weighted logics. This generalizes results of Lautemann, Schwentick and Therien on context-free languages.

  3. Adrenal weight in a Texas white-tailed deer herd

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    Ramsey, Charles Warren

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ADRENAL WEIGHT IN A TEXAS WHITE-TAILED DEER HERD A Thesis by CHARLES WARREN RAMSEY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1975 Major... Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences ADRENAL WEIGHT IN A TEXAS WHITE-TAILED DEER HERD A Thesis by CHARLES WARREN RAMSEY Approved as to style and content by: ( airman o Committ ) (Head of Department) (Member) (Member) December 1975 1. 1, 1...

  4. MATH 240; EXAM # 2, 100 points, November 8, 2002 (R.A.Brualdi) TOTAL SCORE (10 problems)

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    Brualdi, Richard A.

    MATH 240; EXAM # 2, 100 points, November 8, 2002 (R.A.Brualdi) TOTAL SCORE (10 problems): Name, then s1 := 1. Else sn := sn-1 + n5 . (ii) Iterative Algorithm: s1 := 1 For i = 2, 3, . . . , n, si := si

  5. Stochastic Online Learning for Network Optimization under Unknown Random Weights

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    Zhao, Qing

    the results to general network optimization problems (e.g., minimum spanning tree and dominating set minimum spanning tree and minimum (connected) dominating set. Consider a communication network where1 Stochastic Online Learning for Network Optimization under Unknown Random Weights Keqin Liu

  6. Approximating the Minimum Spanning Tree Weight in Sublinear Time

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    Goldwasser, Shafi

    Approximating the Minimum Spanning Tree Weight in Sublinear Time #3; Bernard Chazelle y Ronitt a parameter 0 minimum span- ning tree in the graph and then grows \\local spanning trees" whose sizes are speci#12;ed by a stochastic process. From

  7. The Weight of Words Construction and Implications of

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    New Hampshire, University of

    The Weight of Words Construction and Implications of Genocide Discourse in Bosnia and Sudan #12 Genocide 1975-1979 - 2,000,000 Deaths Rwanda 1994 - 800,000 Deaths Bosnia Genocide 1992-1995 - 200 INEVITABLITY #12;Bosnia- background #12;"Ethnic Cleansing" Massacres Plundering of villages Rape Camps #12

  8. Predicting Equity Market Price Impact with Performance Weighted Ensembles of

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    Predicting Equity Market Price Impact with Performance Weighted Ensembles of Random Forests Ash.j.mcgroarty@soton.ac.uk Abstract--For many players in financial markets, the price impact of their trading activity represents a large proportion of their transaction costs. This paper proposes a novel machine learning method

  9. A Library for Locally Weighted Projection Regression --Supplementary Documentation --

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    problems: · The function to be learnt is non-linear. Otherwise having multiple local models is a waste of resources, and you should rather use ordinary linear regression, or partial least squares (PLS) for the caseA Library for Locally Weighted Projection Regression -- Supplementary Documentation -- Stefan

  10. Weight and volume changing device with liquid metal transfer

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    Niiyama, Ryuma

    This paper presents a weight-changing device based on the transfer of mass. We chose liquid metal (Ga-In-Tin eutectic) and a bi-directional pump to control the mass that is injected into or removed from a target object. ...

  11. An Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions-Weighted

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    Economic Analysis ­ Greenhouse Gas Emissions Prepared by Hawai`i Natural Energy Institute School of OceanAn Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions-Weighted Clean Energy Standards Prepared for the U Hawai`i Distributed Energy Resource Technologies for Energy Security Subtask 12.3 Second Deliverable

  12. Forecast of Standard Atomic Weights for the Mononuclidic Elements – 2011

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    Holden, N.E.; Holden, N.; Holden,N.E.

    2011-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    In this short report, I will provide an early warning about potential changes to the standard atomic weight values for the twenty mononuclidic and the so-called pseudo-mononuclidic ({sup 232}Th and {sup 231}Pa) chemical elements due to the estimated changes in the mass values to be published in the next Atomic Mass Tables within the next two years. There have been many new measurements of atomic masses, since the last published Atomic Mass Table. The Atomic Mass Data Center has released an unpublished version of the present status of the atomic mass values as a private communication. We can not update the Standard Atomic Weight Table at this time based on these unpublished values but we can anticipate how many changes are probably going to be expected in the next few years on the basis of the forthcoming publication of the Atomic Mass Table. I will briefly discuss the procedures that the Atomic Weights Commission used in deriving the recommended Standard Atomic Weight values and their uncertainties from the atomic mass values. I will also discuss some concern raised about a proposed change in the definition of the mole. The definition of the mole is now connected directly to the mass of a {sup 12}C isotope (which is defined as 12 exactly) and to the kilogram. A change in the definition of the mole will probably impact the mass of {sup 12}C.

  13. Maximum Likelihood Sub-band Weighting for Robust Speech Recognition

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    , bins of log filter-band energy (FBE) in each sub-band are multiplied with a weighting factor depending on the reliability of the sub-band. For each sub-band, zero padding is performed on the log FBE vector lengthening. For the DCT has the size of full-band FBE vector, the feature vector consists of the correlations across

  14. Calculator program optimizes bit weight, rotary speed, reducing drilling cost

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    Simpson, M.A.

    1984-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Bit selection, bit weight, and rotary speed have repeatedly proven to be the most important and commonly overlooked alterable factors which control penetration rate, footage, and overall drilling cost. This is particularly true in offshore operations where drilling costs are highest and the greatest cost savings stand to be achieved through implementation of proven optimization techniques. The myth that bit weights and rotary speeds cannot be optimized in directional holes has hindered the industry from using this virtually cost-free method for reducing drilling cost. The use of optimized bit weights and rotary speeds in conjunction with minimum cost bit programs based on cost per foot analysis of previous bit runs in the area was implemented on a five-well platform in the Grand Isle Block 20 field, offshore Louisiana. Each of the directional wells was drilled substantially faster and cheaper than the discovery well, which was a straight hole. Average reductions in footage cost of 31.3%, based on daily operating cost of $30,000/day, and increase in average daily footage drilled of 45.2% were effected by ''collectively optimizing'' drilling performance. The ''Optimizer'' program is an HP-41CV adaptation of the Bourgoyne and Young drilling model. It was used to calculate the optimum bit weights and rotary speeds based on field drilling tests; historical bit and bearing wear data; and current operating conditions, cost, and constraints.

  15. Optimal Control with Weighted Average Costs and Temporal Logic Specifications

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    Murray, Richard M.

    Optimal Control with Weighted Average Costs and Temporal Logic Specifications Eric M. Wolff Control and Dynamical Systems California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California 91125 Email: ewolff@caltech.edu Ufuk Topcu Control and Dynamical Systems California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California 91125

  16. PARTI: JOB DESCRIPTION Weighted Job Questionnaire(WJQ) Custom

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    Kavanagh, Karen L.

    PARTI: JOB DESCRIPTION Weighted Job Questionnaire(WJQ) Custom Department Name: SFU Document WEIGHTEDJOBQUESTIONNAIRE(WJQ)CUSTO PARTI: JOB DESCRIPTION 1. POSITION IDENTIFICATION Department Position Title: Customer at all times. Provides cost estimates for basic jobs and produces production reports using the Print

  17. Comparison of a reduced carbohydrate and reduced fat diet for LDL, HDL, and VLDL subclasses during 9-months of weight maintenance subsequent to weight loss

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    LeCheminant, James D.; Smith, Bryan K.; Westman, Eric C.; Vernon, Mary C.; Donnelly, Joseph E.

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Objectives: This study compared LDL, HDL, and VLDL subclasses in overweight or obese adults consuming either a reduced carbohydrate (RC) or reduced fat (RF) weight maintenance diet for 9 months following significant weight loss. Methods: Thirty...

  18. Application of graphical method in analyzing falling weight deflectometer (FWD) data

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    Kim, Min-Gu

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (Oct-94) FWD Data. Page 92 93 61 TX 1077 (Nov-94) FWD Data. . 62 TX 1077 (Dec-94) FWD Data. 63 TX 1122 (Jan-94) FWD Data. . . 64 TX 1122 (Feb-94) FWD Data. 65 TX 1122 (Apr-94) FWD Data. 93 94 94 94 66 TX 1122 (May-94) FWD Data. . 95 67 TX... 1122 (Jun-94) FWD Data. . 95 68 TX 1122 (Jul-94) FWD Data. 95 69 TX 1122 (Aug-94) FWD Data. 70 TX 1122 (Sep-94) FWD Data. 71 TX 1122 (Oct-94) FWD Data. . 72 TX 1122 (Nov-94) FWD Data. 73 TX 1122 (Dec-94) FWD Data. 74 TX 3739 (Jan-94) FWD Data...

  19. Neighborhood-restricted mining and weighted application of association rules for recommenders

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    Jannach, Dietmar

    filtering recommender systems (RS). Such rule mining-based RS not only share the advantages of other model filtering data sets shows that our method outperforms both a standard IMSApriori recommender and a nearest was designed as a method to automatically identify buying patterns in sales trans- actions, or, in a more

  20. Neighborhood-Restricted Mining and Weighted Application of Association Rules for

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    Jannach, Dietmar

    filtering recommender systems (RS). Such rule mining-based RS not only share the advantages of other model filtering data sets shows that our method outperforms both the IMSApriori recommender as well as a nearest was designed as a method to automatically identify buying patterns in sales trans- actions, or, in a more

  1. Designing for long-term human-robot interaction and application to weight loss

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    Kidd, Cory David, 1977-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Human-robot interaction is now well enough understood to allow us to build useful systems that can function outside of the laboratory. This thesis defines sociable robot system in the context of long-term interaction, ...

  2. XP-SiC: An Innovative Substrate for Future Applications with Low Weight and

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your DensityEnergy U.S.-China Electric VehicleCenters |-- 9:00 AM OpeningWorld's LargestYou | Department ofHigh

  3. Implementation Applications

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    Kazhdan, Michael

    ;Outline Theory Implementation Applications Background Intuition Definition Delaunay Triangulation Shape-Dimensional Shapes #12;Outline Theory Implementation Applications Background Intuition Definition Delaunay;Outline Theory Implementation Applications Background Intuition Definition Delaunay Triangulation Shape

  4. Standard Test Method for Impact Resistance of Monolithic Polycarbonate Sheet by Means of a Falling Weight

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the energy required to initiate failure in monolithic polycarbonate sheet material under specified conditions of impact using a free falling weight. 1.2 Two specimen types are defined as follows: 1.2.1 Type A consists of a flat plate test specimen and employs a clamped ring support. 1.2.2 Type B consists of a simply supported three-point loaded beam specimen (Fig. 1) and is recommended for use with material which can not be failed using the Type A specimen. For a maximum drop height of 6.096 m (20 ft) and a maximum drop weight of 22.68 kg (50 lb), virgin polycarbonate greater than 12.70 mm (1/2 in.) thick will probably require use of the Type B specimen. Note 1 - See also ASTM Methods: D 1709, D 2444 and D 3029. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of reg...

  5. Age determination of the nuclear stellar population of Active Galactic Nuclei using Locally Weighted Regression

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    Trilce Estrada-Piedra; Juan Pablo Torres-Papaqui; Roberto Terlevich; Olac Fuentes; Elena Terlevich

    2003-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new technique to segregate old and young stellar populations in galactic spectra using machine learning methods. We used an ensemble of classifiers, each classifier in the ensemble specializes in young or old populations and was trained with locally weighted regression and tested using ten-fold cross-validation. Since the relevant information concentrates in certain regions of the spectra we used the method of sequential floating backward selection offline for feature selection. The application to Seyfert galaxies proved that this technique is very insensitive to the dilution by the Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) continuum. Comparing with exhaustive search we concluded that both methods are similar in terms of accuracy but the machine learning method is faster by about two orders of magnitude.

  6. A Study of the Relationship Between Levels of Technology Implementation (LoTi) and Student Performance on Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Scores

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    Berkeley-Jones, Catherine Spotswood

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to examine teacher Levels of Technology Implementation (LoTi) self-ratings and student Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) scores. The study assessed the relationship between LoTi ratings and TAKS scores...

  7. Schonlau M., Van Soest A, Kapteyn A, Are `Webographic' or attitudinal questions useful for adjusting estimates from Web surveys using propensity scoring? Survey Research Methods,

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    Schonlau, Matt

    for adjusting estimates from Web surveys using propensity scoring? Survey Research Methods, 2007, 1 (3), 155-163. Are `Webographic' or attitudinal questions useful for adjusting estimates from Web surveys using propensity scoring? Abstract Inference from Web surveys may be affected by non-random selection of Web survey participants. One

  8. High molecular weight polysaccharide that binds and inhibits virus

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    Konowalchuk, Thomas W

    2014-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention provides a high molecular weight polysaccharide capable of binding to and inhibiting virus and related pharmaceutical formulations and methods on inhibiting viral infectivity and/or pathogenicity, as well as immunogenic compositions. The invention further methods of inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and of ameliorating a symptom of aging. Additionally, the invention provides methods of detecting and/or quantifying and/or isolating viruses.

  9. Buckling in polymer monolayers: Molecular-weight dependence

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    Srivastava, S.; Basu, J.K.; (IIS)

    2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We present systematic investigations of buckling in Langmuir monolayers of polyvinyl acetate formed at the air-water interface. On compression the polymer monolayers are converted to a continuous membrane with a thickness of {approx}2-3 nm of well-defined periodicity, {lambda}{sub b}. Above a certain surface concentration the membrane undergoes a morphological transition buckling, leading to the formation of striped patterns. The periodicity seems to depend on molecular weight as per the predictions of the gravity-bending buckling formalism of Milner et al. for fluidlike films on water. However anomalously low values of bending rigidity and Young's modulus are obtained using this formalism. Hence we have considered an alternative model of buckling-based solidlike films on viscoelastic substrates. The values of bending rigidity and Young's modulus obtained by this method, although lower than expected, are closer to the bulk values. Remarkably, no buckling is found to occur above a certain molecular weight. We have tried to explain the observed molecular-weight dependence in terms of the variation in isothermal compressive modulus of the monolayers with surface concentration as well as provided possible explanations for the obtained low values of mechanical properties similar to that observed for ultrathin polymer films.

  10. PET imaging predicts future body weight and cocaine preference

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    Michaelides M.; Wang G.; Michaelides M.; Thanos P.K. Kim R.; Cho J.; Ananth M.; Wang G.-J.; Volkow N.D.

    2011-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Deficits in dopamine D2/D3 receptor (D2R/D3R) binding availability using PET imaging have been reported in obese humans and rodents. Similar deficits have been reported in cocaine-addicts and cocaine-exposed primates. We found that D2R/D3R binding availability negatively correlated with measures of body weight at the time of scan (ventral striatum), at 1 (ventral striatum) and 2 months (dorsal and ventral striatum) post scan in rats. Cocaine preference was negatively correlated with D2R/D3R binding availability 2 months (ventral striatum) post scan. Our findings suggest that inherent deficits in striatal D2R/D3R signaling are related to obesity and drug addiction susceptibility and that ventral and dorsal striatum serve dissociable roles in maintaining weight gain and cocaine preference. Measuring D2R/D3R binding availability provides a way for assessing susceptibility to weight gain and cocaine abuse in rodents and given the translational nature of PET imaging, potentially primates and humans.

  11. Studies of transverse momentum dependent parton distributions and Bessel weighting

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    Aghasyan, M; Avakian, H; De Sanctis, E; Gamberg, L; Mirazita, M; Musch, B; Prokudin, A; Rossi, P

    2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present a new technique for analysis of transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions, based on the Bessel weighting formalism. The procedure is applied to studies of the double longitudinal spin asymmetry in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering using a new dedicated Monte Carlo generator which includes quark intrinsic transverse momentum within the generalized parton model. Using a fully differential cross section for the process, the effect of four momentum conservation is analyzed using various input models for transverse momentum distributions and fragmentation functions. We observe a few percent systematic offset of the Bessel-weighted asymmetry obtained from Monte Carlo extraction compared to input model calculations, which is due to the limitations imposed by the energy and momentum conservation at the given energy/Q2. We find that the Bessel weighting technique provides a powerful and reliable tool to study the Fourier transform of TMDs with controlled systematics due to experimental acceptances and resolutions with different TMD model inputs.

  12. Studies of transverse momentum dependent parton distributions and Bessel weighting

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    Aghasyan, M.; Avakian, H.; De Sanctis, E.; Gamberg, L.; Mirazita, M.; Musch, B.; Prokudin, A.; Rossi, P.

    2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present a new technique for analysis of transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions, based on the Bessel weighting formalism. The procedure is applied to studies of the double longitudinal spin asymmetry in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering using a new dedicated Monte Carlo generator which includes quark intrinsic transverse momentum within the generalized parton model. Using a fully differential cross section for the process, the effect of four momentum conservation is analyzed using various input models for transverse momentum distributions and fragmentation functions. We observe a few percent systematic offset of the Bessel-weighted asymmetry obtained from Montemore »Carlo extraction compared to input model calculations, which is due to the limitations imposed by the energy and momentum conservation at the given energy/Q2. We find that the Bessel weighting technique provides a powerful and reliable tool to study the Fourier transform of TMDs with controlled systematics due to experimental acceptances and resolutions with different TMD model inputs.« less

  13. HTS applications

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    Noe, M; Fietz, W H; Goldacker, W; Schneider, Th

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Superconductivity has found many attractive applications in medicine, science, power systems, engineering, transport and electronics. One of the most prominent applications of superconductivity are superconducting magnets e.g. MRI magnets, NMR magnets, accelerator magnets, and magnets for fusion; most applications still use low temperature superconductors. Since the discovery of high temperature superconductivity (HTS) in 1986 there has been a tremendous progress in R&D of HTS material, wires and applications. Especially for power system applications, HTS offers considerable economic benefits. Many HTS demonstrator or prototype applications have been built and successfully tested, and some HTS applications like cables and superconducting fault current limiters seem very close to commercialisation. This paper gives an overview about the present and future HTS applications in power applications, high field magnets and current leads. In addition results of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe program to develop H...

  14. Spin-weighted Green's functions in a conical space

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    B. Linet

    1996-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We give an analysis of the spin-weighted Green's functions well-defined in a conical space. We apply these results in the case of a straight cosmic string and in the Rindler space in order to determine generally the Euclidean Green's functions for the massless spin 1/2 field and for the electromagnetic field. We give also the corresponding Green's functions at zero temperature. However, except for the scalar field, it seems that these Euclidean Green's functions do not correspond to the thermal Feynman Green's functions.

  15. Trends and Inferred Emissions of Atmospheric High Molecular Weight Perfluorocarbons

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    , with estimated ac- curacies of 6.8 % for C4F10, 7.8 % for C5F12, 4.0 % for C6F14, 6.6 % for C7F16 and 7.9 % for C molecular weight PFCs are: 0.17 parts-per-trillion (ppt, i.e., parts per 1012 ) for C4F10, 0.12 ppt for C5F for C4F10, C5F12, C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18 were estimated from the observations using a 3-dimensional

  16. Predicting objective function weights from patient anatomy in prostate IMRT treatment planning

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    Lee, Taewoo, E-mail: taewoo.lee@utoronto.ca; Hammad, Muhannad [Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, 5 King's College Road, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8 (Canada)] [Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, 5 King's College Road, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8 (Canada); Chan, Timothy C. Y. [Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, 5 King's College Road, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8, Canada and Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health, 124-100 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1P5 (Canada)] [Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, 5 King's College Road, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8, Canada and Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health, 124-100 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1P5 (Canada); Craig, Tim [Radiation Medicine Program, UHN Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M9, Canada and Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, 148-150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3S2 (Canada)] [Radiation Medicine Program, UHN Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M9, Canada and Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, 148-150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3S2 (Canada); Sharpe, Michael B. [Radiation Medicine Program, UHN Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M9 (Canada) [Radiation Medicine Program, UHN Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2M9 (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, 148-150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3S2 (Canada); Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health, 124-100 College Street Toronto, Ontario M5G 1P5 (Canada)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment planning typically combines multiple criteria into a single objective function by taking a weighted sum. The authors propose a statistical model that predicts objective function weights from patient anatomy for prostate IMRT treatment planning. This study provides a proof of concept for geometry-driven weight determination. Methods: A previously developed inverse optimization method (IOM) was used to generate optimal objective function weights for 24 patients using their historical treatment plans (i.e., dose distributions). These IOM weights were around 1% for each of the femoral heads, while bladder and rectum weights varied greatly between patients. A regression model was developed to predict a patient's rectum weight using the ratio of the overlap volume of the rectum and bladder with the planning target volume at a 1 cm expansion as the independent variable. The femoral head weights were fixed to 1% each and the bladder weight was calculated as one minus the rectum and femoral head weights. The model was validated using leave-one-out cross validation. Objective values and dose distributions generated through inverse planning using the predicted weights were compared to those generated using the original IOM weights, as well as an average of the IOM weights across all patients. Results: The IOM weight vectors were on average six times closer to the predicted weight vectors than to the average weight vector, usingl{sub 2} distance. Likewise, the bladder and rectum objective values achieved by the predicted weights were more similar to the objective values achieved by the IOM weights. The difference in objective value performance between the predicted and average weights was statistically significant according to a one-sided sign test. For all patients, the difference in rectum V54.3 Gy, rectum V70.0 Gy, bladder V54.3 Gy, and bladder V70.0 Gy values between the dose distributions generated by the predicted weights and IOM weights was less than 5 percentage points. Similarly, the difference in femoral head V54.3 Gy values between the two dose distributions was less than 5 percentage points for all but one patient. Conclusions: This study demonstrates a proof of concept that patient anatomy can be used to predict appropriate objective function weights for treatment planning. In the long term, such geometry-driven weights may serve as a starting point for iterative treatment plan design or may provide information about the most clinically relevant region of the Pareto surface to explore.

  17. An evaluation of gender-based weighting factors for internal dosimetry 

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    Spiars, Joanna Hamilton

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study assesses gender effects on radiation dose weighting factors used in internal dosimetry. A weighting factor represents the relative contribution of a particular organ or tissue to the total detriment due to the effects from uniform whole...

  18. COMPANION FORMS IN PARALLEL WEIGHT ONE TOBY GEE AND PAYMAN KASSAEI

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    Kassaei, Payman L.

    of the weight part of Serre's conjecture for totally real fields. Here one has the Buzzard­Diamond­Jarvis fields is the case of forms of (partial) weight one. This case is markedly different to the case

  19. Automatic Generation of Initial Weights and Estimation of Hidden Units for Pattern Classifcation Using Neural Networks 

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    Keeni, Kanad; Nakayama, Kenji; Shimodaira, Hiroshi

    This study high lights on the subject of weight initialization in back-propagation feed-forward networks. Training data is analyzed and the notion of critical points is introduced for determining the initial weights and ...

  20. Coordinated Vehicle Platoon Control: Weighted and Constrained Consensus and Communication Network Topologies

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    Zhang, Hongwei

    Coordinated Vehicle Platoon Control: Weighted and Constrained Consensus and Communication Network a new method for enhancing highway safety and efficiency by coordinated control of vehicle platoons. One performance. Vehicle deployment is formulated as a weighted and constrained consensus control problem

  1. Comparison of Two Diet and Exercise Approaches on Weight Loss and Health Outcomes in Women 

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    Mardock, Michelle 1967-

    2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of following either the Curves® Fitness and Weight Management Plan or the Weight Watchers® Momentum™ Plan on body composition and markers of health and fitness in ...

  2. Weighting and Bayes Nets for Rollup of Surveillance Metrics

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    Henson, Kriste [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sentz, Kari [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hamada, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The LANL IKE team proposes that the surveillance metrics for several data stream that are used to detect the same failure mode be weighted. Similarly, the failure mode metrics are weighted to obtain a subsystem metric. E.g., if there n data streams (nodes 1-n), the failure mode (node 0) metric is obtained as M{sub 0} = w{sub 1}M{sub 1} + {hor_ellipsis} + w{sub n}M{sub n}, where {Sigma}{sub i=1}{sup n} w{sub i} = 1. This proposal has been implemented with Bayes Nets using the Netica/IKE software by specifying an appropriate conditional probability table (CPT). This CPT is calculated using the same form as (1), where the data stream metrics for the true (T) and false (F) states are replaced by 1 and 0, respectively. Then using this CPT, the failure mode metric calculated by Netica/IKE equals (1). This result has two nice features. First, the rollup Bayes nets is doing can be easily explained. Second, because Bayes Nets can implement this rollup using Netica/IKE, then data marshalling (allocating next year's budget) can be studied. A proof that the claim 'failure mode metric calculated by Netica/IKE equals (1)' for n = 2 and n = 3 follows as well as the sketch of a proof by induction for general n.

  3. Prognostic Significance of Neuroendocrine Differentiation in Patients With Gleason Score 8-10 Prostate Cancer Treated With Primary Radiotherapy

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    Krauss, Daniel J., E-mail: dkrauss@beaumont.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI (United States); Hayek, Sylvia; Amin, Mitual [Department of Pathology, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI (United States); Ye Hong; Kestin, Larry L. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI (United States); Zadora, Steven [Department of Pathology, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI (United States); Vicini, Frank A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI (United States); Cotant, Matthew [Department of Medical Oncology, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI (United States); Brabbins, Donald S.; Ghilezan, Michel I.; Gustafson, Gary S.; Martinez, Alvaro A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI (United States)

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To determine the prognostic significance of neuroendocrine differentiation (NED) in Gleason score 8-10 prostate cancer treated with primary radiotherapy (RT). Methods and Materials: Chromogranin A (CgA) staining was performed and overseen by a single pathologist on core biopsies from 176 patients from the William Beaumont prostate cancer database. A total of 143 had evaluable biopsy material. Staining was quantified as 0%, <1%, 1-10%, or >10% of tumor cells. Patients received external beam RT alone or together with high-dose-rate brachytherapy. Cox regression and Kaplan-Meier estimates determined if the presence/frequency of neuroendocrine cells correlated with clinical endpoints. Results: Median follow-up was 5.5 years. Forty patients (28%) had at least focal positive CgA staining (<1% n = 21, 1-10% n = 11, >10% n = 8). No significant differences existed between patients with or without staining in terms of age, pretreatment prostate-specific antigen, tumor stage, hormone therapy administration, % biopsy core involvement, mean Gleason score, or RT dose/modality. CgA staining concentration independently predicted for biochemical and clinical failure, distant metastases (DM), and cause-specific survival (CSS). For patients with <1% vs. >1% staining, 10-year DM rates were 13.4% vs. 55.3%, respectively (p = 0.001), and CSS was 91.7% vs. 58.9% (p < 0.001). As a continuous variable, increasing CgA staining concentration predicted for inferior rates of DM, CSS, biochemical control, and any clinical failure. No differences in outcomes were appreciated for patients with 0% vs. <1% NED. Conclusions: For Gleason score 8-10 prostate cancer, >1% NED is associated with inferior clinical outcomes for patients treated with radiotherapy. This relates most directly to an increase in distant disease failure.

  4. Mechanics of Light Weight Proppants: A Discrete Approach 

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    Kulkarni, Mandar

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Proppants are a specific application of granular materials used in oil/gas well stimulation. Employment of hard and soft particle mixtures is one of the many approaches availed by the industry to improve fracture resistance and the stability...

  5. Validation of a Score Predicting Post-Treatment Ambulatory Status After Radiotherapy for Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

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    Rades, Dirk, E-mail: Rades.Dirk@gmx.ne [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lubeck (Germany); Douglas, Sarah; Huttenlocher, Stefan [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lubeck (Germany); Rudat, Volker [Department of Radiation Oncology, Saad Specialist Hospital, Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia); Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany); Veninga, Theo [Department of Radiotherapy, Dr. Bernard Verbeeten Institute, Tilburg (Netherlands); Stalpers, Lukas J.A. [Department of Radiotherapy, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Basic, Hiba [Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Karstens, Johann H. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical School Hannover (Germany); Hoskin, Peter J. [Department of Clinical Oncology, Mount Vernon Cancer Center, Northwood (United Kingdom); Adamietz, Irenaeus A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany); Schild, Steven E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona (United States)

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: A score predicting post-radiotherapy (RT) ambulatory status was developed based on 2,096 retrospectively evaluated metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) patients. This study aimed to validate the score in a prospective series. Methods and Materials: The score included five factors associated with post-RT ambulatory status: tumor type, interval tumor diagnosis to MSCC, visceral metastases, pre-RT motor function, time developing motor deficits. Patients were divided into five groups: 21-28, 29-31, 32-34, 35-37, 38-44 points. In this study, 653 prospectively followed patients were divided into the same groups. Furthermore, the number of prognostic groups was reduced from five to three (21-28, 29-37, 38-44 points). Post-RT ambulatory rates from this series were compared with the retrospective series. Additionally, this series was compared with 104 patients receiving decompressive surgery plus RT (41 laminectomy, 63 laminectomy plus stabilization of vertebrae). Results: In this study, post-RT ambulatory rates were 10.6% (21-28 points), 43.5% (29-31 points), 71.0% (32-34 points), 89.5% (35-37 points), and 98.5% (38-44 points). Ambulatory rates from the retrospective study were 6.2%, 43.5%, 70.0%, 86.1%, and 98.7%. After regrouping, ambulatory rates were 10.6% (21-28 points), 70.9% (29-37 points), and 98.5% (38-44 points) in this series, and 6.2%, 68.4%, and 98.7% in the retrospective series. Ambulatory rates were 0%, 62.5%, and 90.9% in the laminectomy plus RT group, and 14.3%, 83.9%, and 100% in the laminectomy + stabilization plus RT group. Conclusions: Ambulatory rates in the different groups in this study were similar to those in the retrospective study demonstrating the validity of the score. Using only three groups is simplier for clinical routine.

  6. Random Weights Search in CompressedNeural Networks Using OverdeterminedPseudoinverse

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    Wilamowski, Bogdan Maciej

    regions by variable tabu list size. Overvieu, of combination of neural network gradient search and TabuRandom Weights Search in CompressedNeural Networks Using OverdeterminedPseudoinverse Milos Manic is reduction of weight set. Second phase is gradient calculation on such compressed network. Search for weights

  7. Method for Weight Control Engineering Management to Evaluate Single Engine Aircraft Weighing Activities

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    Brown, Patrick M.

    2007-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Nose Gear Weight Plot................................................................................................. 51 Figure 31 Measurement of Distance ?A? Plot............................................................................... 51... measurement of everything from the thickness of a coat of paint to how much an aircraft weighs and where its CG is located. 1 The problem of determining an aircraft?s weight and CG is the focus of this investigation. It is a primary concern for Weight...

  8. On Initializations for the Minkowski Weighted Renato Cordeiro de Amorim1,2

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    Amorim, Renato Cordeiro de

    On Initializations for the Minkowski Weighted K-Means Renato Cordeiro de Amorim1,2 and PeterRF, UK. renato@dcs.bbk.ac.uk, peter.komisarczuk@uwl.ac.uk Abstract. Minkowski Weighted K-Means is a variant of K-Means set in the Minkowski space, automatically computing weights for features at each

  9. False Name Manipulations in Weighted Voting Games: Susceptibility of Power Indices

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    Allan, Vicki H.

    False Name Manipulations in Weighted Voting Games: Susceptibility of Power Indices Ramoni O. Lasisi manipulation. In this paper, we study false name ma- nipulations in weighted voting games focusing on the power manipulations in weighted voting games of the following power indices, namely, Shapley-Shubik, Banzhaf

  10. Lead Fishing Weights and Other Fishing Tackle in Selected Waterbirds J. CHRISTIAN FRANSON

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    345 Lead Fishing Weights and Other Fishing Tackle in Selected Waterbirds J. CHRISTIAN FRANSON 1,240 individuals of 28 species of waterbirds were examined in the United States for ingested lead fishing weights. A combination of radiography and visual examination of stomachs was used to search for lead weights and blood

  11. WEIGHT LOSS, MORTALITY, FEEDING, AND DURATION OF RESIDENCE OF ADULT AMERICAN SHAD,

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    . To develop conversion factors, both measurements were taken on 490 adults col- lected at Lambertville during. Opportunistic feeding oc- curred on "planktonic" items, but adult shad do not regularly obtain energy sufficient conversion, regressions of total weight, somatic weight and gonad weight on length prior to spawning

  12. TDA Progress Report 42-122 August 15, 1995 Weight Distributions for Turbo Codes Using

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    Li, Tiffany Jing

    TDA Progress Report 42-122 August 15, 1995 Weight Distributions for Turbo Codes Using Random takes a preliminary look at the weight distributions achievable for turbo codes using random, nonrandom to being foiled by higher-weight inputs. I. Introduction Turbo codes are constructed by applying two

  13. Scoring and mapping bovine anchor loci and screening polymorphic markers for horns and coat color in a Bos indicus X Bos taurus cross

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    Brenneman, Rick Alan

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    chromosomes or syntenic groups, 12 markers are assigned to linkage groups, and 19 are unassigned and unlinked markers. In order to more efficiently assign the markers under development to chromosomes, additional anchor loci were scored and tested...

  14. An Analysis of Relationships between the Green Building Certification System for Multi-family Housing (GBCS-MF) Scores and Resident Perception Ratings in Korea

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    Lee, Joo Hyun

    2013-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation investigates the relationships between the scores of the Green Building Certification System for Multifamily Housing (GBCS-MF) and resident perception ratings in South Korea. Sustainability has become important in architecture...

  15. Relationship of the weaning weight of beef calves to the size of their dams

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    Tanner, James Edward

    1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1964 Major Subject; Animal Breeding REIATIONSHIP OF THE WEANING WEIGHT OF BEEF CALVES TO THE SIZE OF THEIR DAMS A Thesis By JAMES EDWARD TANNER Approved as to style and content by: ';/ . (Chatrman o Committee) (Head... of age of dam within weight groups of Angus cows 20 Analyses of covariance of 200-day weight (lb. ? of Angus calves. Estimated least-squares constants for 200-day weight (lb. ) of Angus calves Least-squares means of 200-day weight (lb. ) of Angus...

  16. Structural characterization and design optimization of hybrid composite tubes for TLP riser applications

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    Farivar-Sadri, Kamran

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Composite materials offer a unique opportunity for offshore applications where high stiffness and light weight are the major design criteria. Deep water drilling and production risers are one area where detailed design studies of potential composite...

  17. High Speed Pumps Are No Longer Limited to Low Flow Applications

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    Burke, P. Y.

    Historically, the high-speed centrifugal pump was developed prior to World War II for rocket engine fuel pump applications for its advantages of light weight, compactness and dry running capability. Industrial derivatives were introduced in the 60’s...

  18. Evaluation of Trenchless Installation Technology for Radioactive Wastewater Piping Applications

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    Robinson, Sharon M [ORNL; Jubin, Robert Thomas [ORNL; Patton, Bradley D [ORNL; Sullivan, Nicholas M [ORNL; Bugbee, Kathy P [ORNL

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) cleanup mission at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) includes dispositioning facilities, contaminated legacy materials/waste, and contamination sources and remediation of soil under facilities, groundwater, and surface water to support final Records of Decision (RODs). The Integrated Facilities Disposition Project (IFDP) is a roughly $15B project for completion of the EM mission at Oak Ridge, with a project duration of up to 35 years. The IFDP Mission Need Statement - Critical Decision-0 (CD-0) - was approved by DOE in July 2007, and the IFDP Alternative Selection and Cost Range - Critical Decision-1 (CD-1) - was approved in November 2008. The IFDP scope includes reconfiguration of waste collection and treatment systems as needed to complete the IFDP remediation and decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) missions in a safe and cost-effective manner while maintaining compliance with all governing regulations and bodies and preserving the support of continuing operations at ORNL. A step in the CD-1 approval process included an external technical review (ETR) of technical approaches proposed in the CD-1 document related to the facility reconfiguration for the ORNL radioactive waste and liquid low-level waste management systems. The ETR team recommended that the IFDP team consider the use of trenchless technologies for installing pipelines underground in and around contaminated sites as part of the alternatives evaluations required in support of the CD-2 process. The team specifically recommended evaluating trenchless technologies for installing new pipes in existing underground pipelines as an alternative to conventional open trench installation methods. Potential benefits could include reduction in project costs, less costly underground piping, fewer disruptions of ongoing and surface activities, and lower risk for workers. While trenchless technologies have been used extensively in the sanitary sewer and natural gas pipeline industries, they have been used far less in contaminated environments. Although trenchless technologies have been used at ORNL in limited applications to install new potable water and gas lines, the technologies have not been used in radioactive applications. This study evaluates the technical risks, benefits, and economics for installing gravity drained and pressurized piping using trenchless technologies compared to conventional installation methods for radioactive applications under ORNL geological conditions. A range of trenchless installation technologies was reviewed for this report for general applicability for replacing existing contaminated piping and/or installing new pipelines in potentially contaminated areas. Installation methods that were determined to have potential for use in typical ORNL contaminated environments were then evaluated in more detail for three specific ORNL applications. Each feasible alternative was evaluated against the baseline conventional open trench installation method using weighted criteria in the areas of environment, safety, and health (ES&H); project cost and schedule; and technical operability. The formulation of alternatives for evaluation, the development of selection criteria, and the scoring of alternatives were performed by ORNL staff with input from vendors and consultants. A description of the evaluation methodology and the evaluation results are documented in the following sections of this report.

  19. A Nonparametric Matching Method for Covariate Adjustment with Application to Economic Evaluation

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    A Nonparametric Matching Method for Covariate Adjustment with Application to Economic Evaluation of propensity score and Mahalanobis distance matching. We apply Genetic Matching to an economic evaluation and nonparametric methods; observational stud- ies; health economic evaluation #12;1 Introduction Progress has been

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    Renewal Individual Permit Renewal Application The Permit expires March 31, 2014 and existing permit conditions will be in effect until a new permit is issued. The Permittees...

  1. Changes in Inflammatory Biomarkers Across Weight Classes in a Representative US Population: A Link Between Obesity and Inflammation

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    Nguyen, Xuan-Mai T.; Lane, John; Smith, Brian R.; Nguyen, Ninh T.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Weight Classes in a Representative US Population: A Linkexamines a nationally representative complex, multistageeach weight class for a representative US population. The

  2. Annotating animal mitochondrial tRNAs: A new scoring scheme and an empirical evaluation of four methods

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    Wyman, Stacia K.; Boore, Jeffrey L.

    2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Identification of transfer RNAs in animal mitochondrial genomes is important for many areas of genome analysis including phylogenetic reconstruction, understanding inheritance of disease, and identifying forensic materials. Animal mitochondrial tRNAs differ from the canonical tRNAs in both their secondary structure and level of conservation of nucleotide sequence and therefore, conventional tRNA or general RNA searching software cannot be used for identification and custom methods are required. Here we present the results of an experimental analysis of four different methods tested on a large dataset consisting of 5,720 tRNAs extracted from the entire set of complete animal mitochondrial genomes in GenBank. Methods were evaluated based on number of false negatives and false positives. Additionally, we present a new scoring scheme customized for animal mitochondrial tRNAs.

  3. Statistical CT noise reduction with multiscale decomposition and penalized weighted least squares in the projection domain

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    Tang Shaojie; Tang Xiangyang [Imaging and Medical Physics, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, 1701 Uppergate Dr., C-5018, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 (United States); School of Automation, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710121 (China); Imaging and Medical Physics, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, 1701 Uppergate Dr., C-5018, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 (United States)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purposes: The suppression of noise in x-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging is of clinical relevance for diagnostic image quality and the potential for radiation dose saving. Toward this purpose, statistical noise reduction methods in either the image or projection domain have been proposed, which employ a multiscale decomposition to enhance the performance of noise suppression while maintaining image sharpness. Recognizing the advantages of noise suppression in the projection domain, the authors propose a projection domain multiscale penalized weighted least squares (PWLS) method, in which the angular sampling rate is explicitly taken into consideration to account for the possible variation of interview sampling rate in advanced clinical or preclinical applications. Methods: The projection domain multiscale PWLS method is derived by converting an isotropic diffusion partial differential equation in the image domain into the projection domain, wherein a multiscale decomposition is carried out. With adoption of the Markov random field or soft thresholding objective function, the projection domain multiscale PWLS method deals with noise at each scale. To compensate for the degradation in image sharpness caused by the projection domain multiscale PWLS method, an edge enhancement is carried out following the noise reduction. The performance of the proposed method is experimentally evaluated and verified using the projection data simulated by computer and acquired by a CT scanner. Results: The preliminary results show that the proposed projection domain multiscale PWLS method outperforms the projection domain single-scale PWLS method and the image domain multiscale anisotropic diffusion method in noise reduction. In addition, the proposed method can preserve image sharpness very well while the occurrence of 'salt-and-pepper' noise and mosaic artifacts can be avoided. Conclusions: Since the interview sampling rate is taken into account in the projection domain multiscale decomposition, the proposed method is anticipated to be useful in advanced clinical and preclinical applications where the interview sampling rate varies.

  4. Economic perturbations and fetal growth: A multilevel analysis of exposure to labor market insecurity during gestation and birth weight for gestational age

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    Margerison-Zilko, Claire E.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mean birth weight percentile did not differ significantlyto labor market security and birth weight percentile.Mean birth weight percentile was lower, although not

  5. 10213Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 43 / Friday, March 5, 2010 / Notices averaged to determine the total score for

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    . In addition to the evaluation criteria, the Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services may consider for Manufacturing and Services, and recommends which of the top applications should receive funding. If the amount recommends additional applications for funding in rank order. The selection panel's recommendation

  6. Ambient air pollution exposure and full-term birth weight in California

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    Morello-Frosch, Rachel; Jesdale, Bill M; Sadd, James L; Pastor , Manuel

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    P-M, Howel D: Particulate air pollution and fetal health. AX: Association between air pollution and low birth weight: aparticulate matter air pollution and birthweight. Paediatr

  7. An approximation distribution theory for the weighted difference of two x²-statistics

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    Soedardjo, Suharto

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at suitably chosen levels of the variable p, This means the integrals of (6) and (7) can be approximately represented as weighted sum as and h(y) ' Ewif v (y + cXs(pi)) i lc (9) The weight coefficients wi occurring in the weighted sum of (8) and (9...) depend on the chosen levels of the variable of integration pi, in such a way that Wi ~ 1, Later, an examination of the weights for various combinations of vz, vs and c will be made in order to obtain an approxi- mation of fair accuracy. The function h...

  8. Transitive closure and metric inequality of weighted graphs: detecting protein interaction modules using cliques

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    Ding, Chris; He, Xiaofeng; Xiong, Hui; Peng, Hanchuan; Holbrook, Stephen R.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Closure and Metric Inequality of Weighted Graphs – Detectingleads to a transitivity inequality which is equivalentto ultra-metric inequality. This can be used to de?ne

  9. The flux-weighted gravity-luminosity relationship of blue supergiant stars as a constraint for stellar evolution

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    Meynet, Georges; Georgy, Cyril

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (abridged) The flux-weighted gravity-luminosity relationship (FGLR) of blue supergiant stars (BSG) links their absolute magnitude to the spectroscopically determined flux-weighted gravity log g = Teff^4. BSG are the brightest stars in the universe at visual light and the application of the FGLR has become a powerful tool to determine extragalactic distances. Observationally, the FGLR is a tight relationship with only small scatter. It is, therefore, ideal to be used as a constraint for stellar evolution models. The goal of this work is to investigate whether stellar evolution can reproduce the observed FGLR and to develop an improved foundation of the FGLR as an extragalactic distance indicator. We use different grids of stellar models for initial masses between 9 and 40 Msun, for metallicities between Z = 0.002 and 0.014, with and without rotation, computed with various mass loss rates during the red supergiant phase. For each of these models we discuss the details of post-main sequence evolution and constru...

  10. Mathematics Achievement Scale Score

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    Huang, Jianyu

    Croatia 490 New Zealand 486 Spain 482 Romania 482 Poland 481 Turkey 469 Azerbaijan 463 Chile 462 Thailand Romania 505 Spain 505 Poland 505 TIMSS Scale Centerpoint 500 New Zealand 497 Kazakhstan 495 Norway 494 Kazakhstan 487 Sweden 484 Ukraine 479 Norway 475 Armenia 467 Romania 458 United Arab Emirates 456 Turkey 452

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    Yamamoto, Keith

    My lab has replaced incandescent lamps with Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) or Light Emitting Diodes

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    for the improvements; * (2) measurement and verification (M& V) of savings through commissioning and retrocommissioning; and * (3) competition or an alternatives analysis as part...

  13. Energy Performance Score Report

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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 onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the YouTube|6721 FederalTexas Energy Incentive Programs,EnergyAugust 10,Installof

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    Coherent Imaging) 72 2.30 9.3.2 (APSDAMC, High-Pressure XPS) 38 1.90 10.0.1. (HERSAMO) 34 2.05 10.3.2 (Micro XAFS) 45 1.90 11.0.1 (Magnetic Microscopy,...

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy ChinaofSchaefer To:Department of EnergySeacrist,theA12345 Honeysuckle Lane 1,800

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGridHYDROGEND D e e p p aDepartment ofEnergy

  17. Standard test method for conducting drop-weight test to determine nil-ductility transition temperature of ferritic steels

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the nil-ductility transition (NDT) temperature of ferritic steels, 5/8 in. (15.9 mm) and thicker. 1.2 This test method may be used whenever the inquiry, contract, order, or specification states that the steels are subject to fracture toughness requirements as determined by the drop-weight test. 1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

  18. Single crystal silicon as a macro-world structural material : application to compact, lightweight high pressure vessels

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    Garza, Tanya Cruz

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Single crystal silicon has promising inherent structural properties which are attractive for weight sensitive applications. Single crystal silicon, however, is a brittle material which makes the usable strength that can ...

  19. Weighted Radon transforms for which the Chang approximate inversion formula is precise

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Weighted Radon transforms for which the Chang approximate inversion formula is precise R.G. Novikov formula is precise. Some subsequent results, including the Cormack type inversion for these transforms, are also given. 1.Introduction We consider the weighted ray transformation PW defined by the formula PW f

  20. DATALITE: a Distributed Architecture for Traffic Analysis via Light-weight Traffic Digest

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    Chao, Jonathan

    DATALITE: a Distributed Architecture for Traffic Analysis via Light-weight Traffic Digest for Traffic Analysis via LIght- weight Traffic digEst, which introduces a set of new distributed algorithms digests (TD's) amongst the network nodes. A TD for N packets only requires O(loglog N) bits of memory

  1. Comparison of the Monte Carlo adjoint-weighted and differential operator perturbation methods

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    Kiedrowski, Brian C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Brown, Forrest B [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two perturbation theory methodologies are implemented for k-eigenvalue calculations in the continuous-energy Monte Carlo code, MCNP6. A comparison of the accuracy of these techniques, the differential operator and adjoint-weighted methods, is performed numerically and analytically. Typically, the adjoint-weighted method shows better performance over a larger range; however, there are exceptions.

  2. Penalized and weighted K-means for clustering with noise and prior

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    Tseng, George C. "Chien-Cheng"

    Penalized and weighted K-means for clustering with noise and prior information incorporation George;Outline Intro of cluster analysis Model-based clustering Heuristic methods Hierarchical clustering K-means & K-memoids ...... A motivating example (yeast cell cycle microarray data) Penalized weighted K-means

  3. Modal Transition Systems with Weight Intervals , Kim G. Larsen, Jiri Srba1

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    Srba, Jiri

    Modal Transition Systems with Weight Intervals Line Juhl , Kim G. Larsen, Jir´i Srba1 Aalborg weighted modal transition systems, an extension to the well-studied specification formalism of modal transition systems that allows to express both required and optional behaviours of their intended

  4. Using inverse-weighting in cost-eectiveness analysis with censored data

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    Lin, Danyu

    Using inverse-weighting in cost-e¡ectiveness analysis with censored data AR Willan Program-weighting is used for censored cost and quality of life data. The methods are illustrated in an example using patient-level cost data in addition to effectiveness outcomes in randomized clinical trials. As a result

  5. Comparison of the Efficacy of Popular Weight Loss Programs in Sedentary Overweight Women

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    Baetge, Claire

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This study compared the efficacy of the Curves® Complete 90-day Challenge (CC), Weight Watchers® Points Plus (WW), Jenny Craig® At Home (JC), and Nutrisystem® Advance Select™ (NS) on weight loss, body composition and/or markers of health and fitness...

  6. USING WEIGHTED SUM METHOD FOR THE CHOICE OF THE NIGHT VISION GOGGLES BATTERY POWER SUPPLY

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    Mustakerov, Ivan

    electrical battery power supply lifetime, pric and weight. © ~1mKeHepllH llayKH, rOA. XUV, 2007,.N'] I into account device working range, weight and price and also electrical battery power supply lifetime, temperature working range and its mechanics. The multicriteria optimization choice of the electrical battery

  7. Technical report TR2011-11-23, 2011, HCI Lab, Texas State University Automated Classification and Scoring of Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements

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    Oleg, Komogortsev - Department of Computer Science, Texas State University

    and Scoring of Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements in Presence of Fixations and Saccades Alex Karpov Department Science Texas State University-San Marcos ok11@txstate.edu Abstract Ternary eye movement classification, which separates fixations, saccades, and smooth pursuit from the raw eye positional data, is extremely

  8. Admission Test Preparation Admission test scores help professional and graduate programs determine who to admit (and, in some cases, to award merit-

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    Hampton, Randy

    Admission Test Preparation Admission test scores help professional and graduate programs determine-prepared for these tests. Some are tests of aptitude in quantitative skills, verbal and analytical reasoning and/or writing ability (e.g., GRE, LSAT, GMAT), while others are tests of content knowledge (e.g., GRE Subject Tests

  9. The effect of individualized self-paced single-gender classrooms on reading and math scores at the mclennan county challenge academy in Waco, Texas

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    Martin, Marilyn Ann

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The intent of this study is to determine the effects on the reading and math scores of females segregated into single-gender alternative classrooms that had the benefit of an individualized, self-paced curriculum. The Challenge Academy testing clerk...

  10. Hastie, T., Tibshirani, R. & Buja, A. (1994b), `Flexible discriminant analysis by optimal scoring', Journal of the American Statistical Association 89, 1255--

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    Hastie, Trevor

    ', Journal of the American Statistical Association 89, 1255-- 1270. Hertz, J., Krogh, A. & Palmer, R. (1991. 1994a). References Becker, R., Chambers, J. & Wilks, A. (1988), The New S Language, WadsworthHastie, T., Tibshirani, R. & Buja, A. (1994b), `Flexible discriminant analysis by optimal scoring

  11. The Brown Bomber The symbolic weight affixed to Owens in Berlin was shared by the first

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    in 193,6and 1938. Hitler heavily promoted Schmeling as a living embodiment of "Aryan greatness ." In their first bout, Schmeling scored a surprising knockout. Not only did Hitler and Nazi propagandist Joseph-Schmeling rematch in 1938was a political maelstrom-a physical referendum on Hitler, the Jim Crow South

  12. Probing rare physical trajectories with Lyapunov weighted dynamics

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    Julien Tailleur; Jorge Kurchan

    2006-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The transition from order to chaos has been a major subject of research since the work of Poincare, as it is relevant in areas ranging from the foundations of statistical physics to the stability of the solar system. Along this transition, atypical structures like the first chaotic regions to appear, or the last regular islands to survive, play a crucial role in many physical situations. For instance, resonances and separatrices determine the fate of planetary systems, and localised objects like solitons and breathers provide mechanisms of energy transport in nonlinear systems such as Bose-Einstein condensates and biological molecules. Unfortunately, despite the fundamental progress made in the last years, most of the numerical methods to locate these 'rare' trajectories are confined to low-dimensional or toy models, while the realms of statistical physics, chemical reactions, or astronomy are still hard to reach. Here we implement an efficient method that allows one to work in higher dimensions by selecting trajectories with unusual chaoticity. As an example, we study the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam nonlinear chain in equilibrium and show that the algorithm rapidly singles out the soliton solutions when searching for trajectories with low level of chaoticity, and chaotic-breathers in the opposite situation. We expect the scheme to have natural applications in celestial mechanics and turbulence, where it can readily be combined with existing numerical methods

  13. Plasmon mass and Drude weight in strongly spin-orbit-coupled two-dimensional electron gases

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    Agarwal, Amit; Chesi, Stefano; Jungwirth, T.; Sinova, Jairo; Vignale, G.; Polini, Marco.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    we study the long-wavelength plasmon dispersion and the Drude weight of archetypical spin-orbit-coupled 2DEGs. We first show that these measurable quantities are sensitive to electron-electron interactions due to broken Galilean invariance...

  14. Online Supplement to "Bounding Distributions for the Weight of a Minimum Spanning Tree in Stochastic

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    Shier, Douglas R.

    Online Supplement to "Bounding Distributions for the Weight of a Minimum Spanning Tree in Stochastic Networks" Kevin R. Hutson · Douglas R. Shier Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Denison

  15. Role of viscosity in the accurate prediction of source-terms for high molecular weight substances

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    Shaikh, Irfan Yusuf

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study shows that using better material property predictions results in better source-term modeling for high molecular weight substances. Viscosity, density, and enthalpy are used as a function of process variables, namely, temperature...

  16. A Weighted Residual Framework for Formulation and Analysis of Direct Transcription Methods for Optimal Control 

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    Singh, Baljeet

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    In the past three decades, numerous methods have been proposed to transcribe optimal control problems (OCP) into nonlinear programming problems (NLP). In this dissertation work, a unifying weighted residual framework is developed under which most...

  17. Musculoskeletal adaptation to Partial Weight Suspension : studies of Lunar and Mars loading

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    Wagner, Erika Brown

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As human spaceflight extends in both duration and scope, it is critical to better understand the physiologic effects of this novel environment. In the weight bearing structures of the body, bone loss and muscle atrophy far ...

  18. Automated perfusion-weighted MRI metrics via localized arterial input functions

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    Lorenz, Cory, 1981-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes and validates a new method for calculating perfusion-weighted MRI (PWI) metrics, a non-invasive technique for calculating cerebral blood flow by tracking a bolus of contrast agent. Past methods to do ...

  19. Adapting an LCD for weight generation in an electro-optic neural processor

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    Lamson, Andrew Charles

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis discusses adapting and testing an LCD as a weight image display for use in the Hybrid Electro-optical Neural Network (HENN). The HENN project is a proof of concept prototype hybrid neural network that will be ...

  20. Light-Weight, Low-Cost, Single-Phase, Liquid-Cooled Cold Plate (Presentation)

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    Narumanchi, S.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation, 'Light-Weight, Low-Cost, Single-Phase Liquid-Cooled Cold Plate,' directly addresses program goals of increased power density, specific power, and lower cost of power electronics components through improved thermal management.

  1. Light-Weight, Single-Phase, Liquid-Cooled Cold Plate (Presentation)

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    Narumanchi, S.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation, 'Light-Weight, Low-Cost, Single-Phase Liquid-Cooled Cold Plate,' directly addresses program goals of increased power density, specific power, and lower cost of power electronics components through improved thermal management.

  2. Fusion and singular vectors in A1{(1)} highest weight cyclic modules

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    M. Bauer; N. Sochen

    1992-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We show how the interplay between the fusion formalism of conformal field theory and the Knizhnik--Zamolodchikov equation leads to explicit formulae for the singular vectors in the highest weight representations of A1{(1)}.

  3. New Environmentally Friendly Dispersants for High Temperature Invert-Emulsion Drilling Fluids Weighted by Manganese Tetraoxide

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    Rehman, Abdul

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis provides a detailed evaluation of different environmentally friendly dispersants in invert-emulsion drilling fluids that can be used to drill wells under difficult conditions such as HPHT. The drilling fluid is weighted by manganese...

  4. A weighted ?{sub 1}-minimization approach for sparse polynomial chaos expansions

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    Peng, Ji [Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Hampton, Jerrad [Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Doostan, Alireza, E-mail: alireza.doostan@colorado.edu [Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States)

    2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This work proposes a method for sparse polynomial chaos (PC) approximation of high-dimensional stochastic functions based on non-adapted random sampling. We modify the standard ?{sub 1}-minimization algorithm, originally proposed in the context of compressive sampling, using a priori information about the decay of the PC coefficients, when available, and refer to the resulting algorithm as weighted?{sub 1}-minimization. We provide conditions under which we may guarantee recovery using this weighted scheme. Numerical tests are used to compare the weighted and non-weighted methods for the recovery of solutions to two differential equations with high-dimensional random inputs: a boundary value problem with a random elliptic operator and a 2-D thermally driven cavity flow with random boundary condition.

  5. Comparison of the Efficacy of Popular Weight Loss Programs in Sedentary Overweight Women 

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    Baetge, Claire

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Questionnaires, weight, resting energy expenditure (REE), dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, anthropometrics, and fasting blood samples were obtained at 0, 4, 8, & 12 wks. Peak aerobic capacity and muscular strength were measured at 0 and 12 wks. Data were...

  6. T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging used to detect coagulative necrosis in tissue

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    Van Hyfte, John Bruce

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to prevent unnecessary collateral damage to surrounding healthy tissue. This research focuses on using T2*-weighted FLASH magnetic resonance imaging to detect irreversible changes in i . n vitro bovine liver tissue and tissuesimulating polyacrylamide gel...

  7. Predictive models of tissue outcome in acute human cerebral ischemia using diffusion and perfusion weighted MRI

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    Wu, Ona

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Diffusion (DWI) and perfusion weighted (PWI) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide significant insight into acute stroke and can potentially be useful for clinical decision-making. In particular, current therapeutic ...

  8. INVESTIGATION OF HALO FORMATION IN CONTINUOUS BEAMS USING WEIGHTED POLYNOMIAL EXPANSIONS AND PERTURBATIONAL ANALYSIS

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    C. ALLEN

    2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider halo formation in continuous beams oscillating at natural modes by inspecting particle trajectories. Trajectory equations containing field nonlinearities are derived from a weighted polynomial expansion. We then use perturbational techniques to further analyze particle motion.

  9. Titanium metal: extraction to application

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    Gambogi, Joseph (USGS, Reston, VA); Gerdemann, Stephen J.

    2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1998, approximately 57,000 tons of titanium metal was consumed in the form of mill products (1). Only about 5% of the 4 million tons of titanium minerals consumed each year is used to produce titanium metal, with the remainder primarily used to produce titanium dioxide pigment. Titanium metal production is primarily based on the direct chlorination of rutile to produce titanium tetrachloride, which is then reduced to metal using the Kroll magnesium reduction process. The use of titanium is tied to its high strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion resistance. Aerospace is the largest application for titanium. In this paper, we discuss all aspects of the titanium industry from ore deposits through extraction to present and future applications. The methods of both primary (mining of ore, extraction, and purification) and secondary (forming and machining) operations will be analyzed. The chemical and physical properties of titanium metal will be briefly examined. Present and future applications for titanium will be discussed. Finally, the economics of titanium metal production also are analyzed as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various alternative extraction methods.

  10. Associations of Meteorology with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Preeclampsia, Preterm Birth and Birth Weight

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    Beltran, Alyssa; Wu, Jun; Laurent, Olivier

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    length to short-term heat stress. Am. J. Public Health 1999,weight and climates using a heat stress index defined as aassociation between heat stress and mean birth weight, after

  11. Cars on a diet : the material and energy impacts of passenger vehicle weight reduction in the U.S.

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    Cheah, Lynette W. (Lynette Wan Ting)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Vehicle weight reduction is a known strategy to address growing concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and fuel use by passenger vehicles. We find that every 10% reduction in vehicle weight can cut fuel consumption by ...

  12. Critical Analysis and Review of Flash Points of High Molecular Weight Poly-functional C, H, N, O Compounds 

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    Thomas, Derrick

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The research focuses on the critical review and prediction of flash points of high molecular weight compounds used mainly in the specialty chemical area. Thus far this area of high molecular weight specialty chemicals has ...

  13. Specific gravities and dry weight relationships of planted slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) in East Texas

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    King, Anthony Laurence

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . , Texas ASM University; Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. David M, Moehring In this study wood specific gravity values of 220 plantation grown slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm. ) trees growing in East Texas were calculated and related to tree... parameters. Also tree dry weight (DW) relationships with tree parameters were determined and dry weight tables calculated. Average specific gravity values of cores and disks at breast height and tree specific gravities respectively were 0. 457, 0. 493...

  14. Factors affecting weaning weights of calves produced in Hereford and rotational crossbred herds

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    Tovar-Rodriguez, Jorge

    1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FACTORS AFFECTING WEANING WEIGHTS OF CALVES PRODUCED IN HEREFORD AND ROTATIONAL CROSSBRED HERDS A Thesis By jORGE TOVAR R. Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1965 Major Subject: Animal Production FACTORS AFFECTING WEANING WEIGHTS OF CALVES PRODUCED IN HEREFORD AND ROTATIONAL CROSSBRED HERDS A Thesis By JORGE TOVAR R. Approved as to style an content by: ( ' an of Committee...

  15. Factors affecting calf and dam weights and their effects on breeding programs

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    Maddox, Lawrence Allen

    1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FACTORS AFFECTING CALF AND DAM WEIGHTS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON BREEDING PROGRAMS A Thesis By LAMRENCE ALLEN MADDOX, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas A&M University in partial fulf illment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May, 1964 Major Subject: Animal Breeding FACTORS AFFECTING CALF AND DAM WEIGHTS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON BREEDING PROGRAMS A Thesis By IAWRENCE ALLEN MADDOX, JR Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Commit ee) (Head...

  16. Some interrelationships of weights of beef calves from birth to weaning and to maturity 

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    Jones, John Willoughby

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    i . . . . . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 21 6, Average weight curves from 15 to 210 days of age for 5/8 Hereford-3/8 Brahman calves in 15 calf crops at Lufkin ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 22 70 Average weight curves... The author expresses his appreciation to Professor J, K. Higgs for his assistance in planning and in directing this study, to Mr. H. W. Franke for his cooperation in weighing the cows and calves at College Station, to Mr~ E, K. Crouch for his assistance...

  17. Mature weights and lean maturing patterns of diverse breedtypes of cattle

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    Rajab, Mohammad Hasan

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MATURE WEIGHTS AND LEAN MATURING PATTERNS OF DIVERSE BREEDTYPES OF CATTLE A Thesis by MOHAMMAD HASAN RAJAB Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ABM University in partial fulfullment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1983 Major Subject: Animal Breeding MATURE WEIGHTS AND LEAN MATURING PATTERNS OF DIVERSE BREEDTYPES OF CATTLE A Thesis by MOHAMMAD HASAN RAJAB Approved as to style and content by: (Co-Chairman of Committee) Gerald M. Smith (Co...

  18. Cocaine’s Appetite for Fat and the Consequences on Body Weight

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    Billing, L.; Ersche, K. D.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . There are currently no guidelines for health care professionals on how to address weight change in cocaine-dependent individuals receiving treatment. Instead, clinical practice seems to be dominated by the view that this weight gain during recovery reflects a... (?1-R and ?2-R), increases thermogenesis and reduces leptin production respectively. 10 References 1. VanBuskirk KA, Potenza MN 2010 The Treatment of Obesity and Its Co-Occurrence With Substance Use Disorders. Journal of Addiction Medicine...

  19. Estimation of body composition in channel catfish utilizing relative weight and total body electrical conductivity

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    Jaramillo, Francisco

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ESTIMATION OF BODY COMPOSITION IN CHANNEL CATFISH UTILIZING RELATIVE WEIGHT AND TOTAL BODY ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY A Thesis by FRANCISCO JARAMILLO, JR. 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 August 1993 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences ESTIMATION OF BODY COMPOSITION IN CHANNEL CATFISH UTILIZING RELATIVE WEIGHT AND TOTAL BODY ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY A Thesis...

  20. Some interrelationships of weights of beef calves from birth to weaning and to maturity

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    Jones, John Willoughby

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    i . . . . . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 21 6, Average weight curves from 15 to 210 days of age for 5/8 Hereford-3/8 Brahman calves in 15 calf crops at Lufkin ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 22 70 Average weight curves... The author expresses his appreciation to Professor J, K. Higgs for his assistance in planning and in directing this study, to Mr. H. W. Franke for his cooperation in weighing the cows and calves at College Station, to Mr~ E, K. Crouch for his assistance...

  1. Irrigation and fertilization effects on Nantucket Pine Tip Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Damage levels and pupal weight in an intensively-managed pine plantation.

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    Coyle, David, R.; Nowak, John, T.; Fettig, Christopher, J.

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The widespread application of intensive forest management practices throughout the southeastern U.S. has increased loblolly pine, Pinus taeda L., yields and shortened conventional rotation lengths. Fluctuations in Nantucket pine tip moth, Rhyacionia frustrana (Comstock), population density and subsequent damage levels have been linked to variations in management intensity. We examined the effects of two practices, irrigation and fertilization, on R. frustrana damage levels and pupal weights in an intensively-managed P. taeda plantation in South Carolina. Trees received intensive weed control and one of the following treatments; irrigation only. fertilization only, irrigation + fertilization, or control. Mean whole-tree tip moth damage levels ranged from <1 to 48% during this study. Damage levels differed significantly among treatments in two tip moth generations in 2001, but not 2000. Pupal weight was significantly heavier in fertilization compared to the irrigation treatment in 2000, but no significant differences were observed in 2001. Tree diameter. height. and aboveground volume were significantly greater in the irrigation + fertilization than in the irrigation treatment after two growing seasons. Our data suggest that intensive management practices that include irrigation and fertilization do not consistently increase R. frustrana damage levels and pupal weights as is commonly believed. However, tip moth suppression efforts in areas adjacent to our study may have partially reduced the potential impacts of R. frustrana on this experiment.

  2. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 18 (2005) 279296 A genetic rule weighting and selection process for fuzzy control of

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    Granada, Universidad de

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and selection process for fuzzy control of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems$ Rafael Alcala are generally applied only to the control of active systems, i.e., heating, ventilating, and air conditioning management system; HVAC, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; FLC, fuzzy logic controller; KB

  3. INTEGRATED APPLICATION Page 1 ----------------------------SIGNATURE APPLICANT & DATE

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    -Scientific / Veterinarian Sell / Trade / Buy / Receive / Donate Research #12;INTEGRATED APPLICATION Page 2 WEAPON (vii) HUNTING METHOD I. SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT / PROPERTY / LAND OWNER: Signature Date #12;

  4. Applicant 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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office511041cloth DocumentationProductsAlternative FuelsSanta3Appliance and Equipment StandardsApplicant

  5. Full-waveform inversion in the time domain with an energy-weighted gradient

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    Zhang, Zhigang [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Huang, Lianjie [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lin, Youzuo [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When applying full-waveform inversion to surface seismic reflection data, one difficulty is that the deep region of the model is usually not reconstructed as well as the shallow region. We develop an energy-weighted gradient method for the time-domain full-waveform inversion to accelerate the convergence rate and improve reconstruction of the entire model without increasing the computational cost. Three different methods can alleviate the problem of poor reconstruction in the deep region of the model: the layer stripping, depth-weighting and pseudo-Hessian schemes. The first two approaches need to subjectively choose stripping depths and weighting functions. The third one scales the gradient with only the forward propagation wavefields from sources. However, the Hessian depends on wavefields from both sources and receivers. Our new energy-weighted method makes use of the energies of both forward and backward propagated wavefields from sources and receivers as weights to compute the gradient. We compare the reconstruction of our new method with those of the conjugate gradient and pseudo-Hessian methods, and demonstrate that our new method significantly improves the reconstruction of both the shallow and deep regions of the model.

  6. Combined Intra- and Inter-domain Traffic Engineering using Hot-Potato Aware Link Weights Optimization

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    Balon, Simon

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A well-known approach to intradomain traffic engineering consists in finding the set of link weights that minimizes a network-wide objective function for a given intradomain traffic matrix. This approach is inadequate because it ignores a potential impact on interdomain routing. Indeed, the resulting set of link weights may trigger BGP to change the BGP next hop for some destination prefixes, to enforce hot-potato routing policies. In turn, this results in changes in the intradomain traffic matrix that have not been anticipated by the link weights optimizer, possibly leading to degraded network performance. We propose a BGP-aware link weights optimization method that takes these effects into account, and even turns them into an advantage. This method uses the interdomain traffic matrix and other available BGP data, to extend the intradomain topology with external virtual nodes and links, on which all the well-tuned heuristics of a classical link weights optimizer can be applied. A key innovative asset of our ...

  7. Reliable clock estimation using linear weighted fusion based on pairwise broadcast synchronization

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    Shi, Xin, E-mail: xinshih86029@gmail.com; Zhao, Xiangmo, E-mail: xinshih86029@gmail.com; Hui, Fei, E-mail: xinshih86029@gmail.com; Ma, Junyan, E-mail: xinshih86029@gmail.com; Yang, Lan, E-mail: xinshih86029@gmail.com [School of Information Engineering, Chang'an University, Xi'an City (China)

    2014-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Clock synchronization in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) has been studied extensively in recent years and many protocols are put forward based on the point of statistical signal processing, which is an effective way to optimize accuracy. However, the accuracy derived from the statistical data can be improved mainly by sufficient packets exchange, which will consume the limited power resources greatly. In this paper, a reliable clock estimation using linear weighted fusion based on pairwise broadcast synchronization is proposed to optimize sync accuracy without expending additional sync packets. As a contribution, a linear weighted fusion scheme for multiple clock deviations is constructed with the collaborative sensing of clock timestamp. And the fusion weight is defined by the covariance of sync errors for different clock deviations. Extensive simulation results show that the proposed approach can achieve better performance in terms of sync overhead and sync accuracy.

  8. The Effects of Anchor Length, Test Difficulty, Population Ability Differences, Mixture of Populations and Sample Size on the Psychometric Properties of Levine Observed Score Linear Equating Method for Different Assumptions

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    Carvajal, Jorge E.

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    group Q gets form Y and the same group of items A. In other words, A is a test of common items. The group of 2 common items measures differences in group ability (Kolen and Brennan, 2004). Anchor test is another name for this group of common items... or vertical scaling, which involves a comparison of scores from tests for different grade levels; however, because the content from these tests is different, these scores cannot be used interchangeably as in the case of equated scores (Kolen and Brennan...

  9. Relationship between relative weight (Wr) and body composition in immature walleye

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    Rose, Carolyn June

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    pelleted feed at 0. 25, 0. 75, 1. 00, 2. 00, 3. 00, and 4. 00 percent of wet body weight per day (': BWPD), measuring weight and total length, and analyzing fish for crude fat, protein, and ash at the termination of two feeding studies. Regression... models were developed which allow general estimation of body composition from Wr in immature walleye. There was a positive relationship between Wr and crude fat, while relationships between Wr and crude ash were negative. Visceral fat was absent...

  10. Green Weight

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    Al-Haji, A.; Al-Omair, A.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for electricity production in an urban setting. His approach is based on using horizontal wind turbines instead of the typical and esthetically awkward looking vertical wind turbines and to incorporate them within the building structure. In this paper we...

  11. Weighted Guidelines

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOn AprilA group currentBradley Nickell DirectorThe& FederalPlease emailEnergy 02

  12. Performance Evaluation and Impact of Weighting Factors on an Energy and Delay Aware Dynamic Source Routing Protocol

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    Rekik, Jihen Drira; Ghezala, Henda Ben

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Typical applications of the mobile ad-hoc network, MANET, are in disaster recovery operations which have to respect time constraint needs. Since MANET is affected by limited resources such as power constraints, it is a challenge to respect the deadline of a real-time data. This paper proposes the Energy and Delay aware based on Dynamic Source Routing protocol, ED-DSR. ED-DSR efficiently utilizes the network resources such as the intermediate mobile nodes energy and load. It ensures both timeliness and energy efficiency by avoiding low-power and overloaded intermediate mobile nodes. Through simulations, we compare our proposed routing protocol with the basic routing protocol Dynamic Source Routing, DSR. Weighting factors are introduced to improve the route selection. Simulation results, using the NS-2 simulator, show that the proposed protocol prolongs the network lifetime (up to 66%), increases the volume of packets delivered while meeting the data flows real-time constraints and shortens the endto- end delay...

  13. Build-to-Last: Strength to Weight 3D Printed Objects Andrei Sharf2

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    Sharf, Andrei

    Build-to-Last: Strength to Weight 3D Printed Objects Lin Lu1 Andrei Sharf2 Haisen Zhao1 Yuan Wei1-right). The 3D printed hollowed solid is built-to-last using our interior structure (right). Abstract stress. Thus, our system allows to build-to-last 3D printed objects with large control over

  14. Can We Distinguish Biological Motions of Virtual Humans? Perceptual Study With Captured Motions of Weight Lifting.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Information Systems-- Animations ­ Artificial, augmented, and virtual realities Keywords: Human Motions of Weight Lifting. Ludovic Hoyet IRISA - INRIA Bunraku Team, Rennes Franck Multon Mouvement Sport Sant of Edinburgh Figure 1: Subject lifting a 6kg dumbbell: video of a real motion (up) and corresponding captured

  15. Method for Characterization of Low Molecular Weight Organic Acids in Atmospheric Aerosols Using Ion Chromatography Mass

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    Dickerson, Russell R.

    spectrometry (ESI-MS).17-19 ESI has the advantage of being compatible with polar mobile phases, and softMethod for Characterization of Low Molecular Weight Organic Acids in Atmospheric Aerosols Using Ion Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Lacey C. Brent,* Jessica L. Reiner, Russell R. Dickerson, and Lane C. Sander

  16. Weighted Sum Rate Maximization of Correlated MISO Broadcast Channels under Linear Precoding

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Weighted Sum Rate Maximization of Correlated MISO Broadcast Channels under Linear Precoding algorithm proposed by Christensen et al. in large correlated MISO broadcast channels. We propose a novel maximization. I. INTRODUCTION WE consider the multiple-input single-output (MISO) broadcast channel (BC

  17. Weighted Sum Rate Maximization in the Underlay Cognitive MISO Interference Channel

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    Gesbert, David

    Weighted Sum Rate Maximization in the Underlay Cognitive MISO Interference Channel Laurent Gallo) maximization for a K-user Multiple-Input Single-Output (MISO) cognitive Interference Channel (IFC) with linear studied in a non-cognitive scenario for the MISO inter- ference channel (IFC) in [3], where a distributed

  18. On the Implementation of Weight Constraint Rules in Conflict-Driven ASP Solvers

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    Schaub, Torsten

    , consisting of weight rules of the form v {a0 = 1} w {a1 =w1, . . . , am =wm, am+1 =wm+1, . . . , an =wn} (10 = 1} be the head of r, B(r) = w {a1 =w1, . . . , am = wm, am+1 = wm+1, . . . , an = wn} the body

  19. Computing Weight Distributions of Binary Linear Block Codes on a CCM ?

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    Weinhardt, Markus

    Computing Weight Distributions of Binary Linear Block Codes on a CCM ? Markus Weinhardt Universit codes on an FPGA­based Custom Computing Machine (CCM). It consists of a heavily pipelined circuit­ plementation on a CCM, and section 4 reports on the performance of this im­ plementation. Finally, section 5

  20. EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY 131,229-238 (19%) Characteristics of BDNF-Induced Weight Loss

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    Wellman, Cara

    , California 91320 There is evidence that central infusion of brain- derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) induces/day) was infused into the lateral ventricle (Lv) of male Long-Evans rats for 14 days. Body weight and food intake were monitored throughout infusion and recovery periods. BDNF in- duced severe, dose-dependent appetite

  1. Overlap distributions and taxonomy analysis of spin glass states with equal weights

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    499 Overlap distributions and taxonomy analysis of spin glass states with equal weights N. Parga) Résumé. 2014 Nous utilisons des techniques de taxonomie numérique pour vérifier l'ultramétricité des entre échantillons disparaissent. Abstract. 2014 Techniques of numerical taxonomy are used to make

  2. LENGTH-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIP, FOOD HABITS, PARASITES, AND SEX AND AGE DETERMINATION OF THE RATFISH,

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    from Cape Arago. EYi!-lens weights (wet and dry), vertebral radii, basal sections of the dorsal spine and left pectoral fin, and body-length frequencies were studied, but no accurate method of age and Wilby, 1961). Ratfish are an important source of food for such commercial fishes as soupfin sharks

  3. P16: A distortion-weighted glimpse-based intelligibility metric for modified and synthetic speech

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    Edinburgh, University of

    for speech enhancement in known noise conditions," in Proc. Interspeech, pp. 1636-1639. M. Cooke, C. Mayo, CP16: A distortion-weighted glimpse-based intelligibility metric for modified and synthetic speech Yan Tang1 and Martin Cooke2,1 Cassia Valentini-Botinhao3 1 Language and Speech Laboratory, University

  4. Central and non-central limit theorems for weighted power variations of fractional Brownian motion

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    Nourdin, Ivan; Nualart, David; Tudor, Ciprian A.

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    n this paper, we prove some central and non-central limit theorems for renormalized weighted power variations of order q?2 of the fractional Brownian motion with Hurst parameter H?(0, 1), where q is an integer. The central limit holds for 1/2q

  5. Learning feature weights for K-Means clustering using the Minkowski metric

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    Amorim, Renato Cordeiro de

    Learning feature weights for K-Means clustering using the Minkowski metric Renato Cordeiro de or award at this or any other academic institution. Signed: Renato Cordeiro de Amorim #12;iii Abstract K-Means are taken from a database just because they are available. Another issue of our concern is that K-Means

  6. EVALUATION OF THE PAVEMENT STRUCTURAL CONDITION AT NETWORK LEVEL USING FALLING WEIGHT

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    Manuel, Lance

    EVALUATION OF THE PAVEMENT STRUCTURAL CONDITION AT NETWORK LEVEL USING FALLING WEIGHT DEFLECTOMETER agencies to improve the surface condition of pavements, but these measures have not successfully prevented the problem from reoccurring. As a result, the overall pavement condition keeps deteriorating because

  7. Mentor-lite Customizability: Tailoring a Light-Weight Workflow Management System

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    Mentor-lite Customizability: Tailoring a Light-Weight Workflow Management System to Workflow://www-dbs.cs.uni-sb.de E-mail: {gillmann,weissenfels,shegalov,wonner,weikum}@cs.uni-sb.de Abstract The Mentor of Mentor-lite is its ability to customize its workflow administration capabilities like worklist management

  8. The Effects of Molecular Weight and Temperature on the Kinetic Friction of Silicone Rubbers

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    Chaudhury, Manoj K.

    The Effects of Molecular Weight and Temperature on the Kinetic Friction of Silicone Rubbers rubber products were performed for the sole purpose of tabulating properties for consumers with the purpose of understanding the physics of rubber sliding. Quantita- tive physical analysis began

  9. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 75 (2003) 307312 Extreme radiation hardness and light-weighted

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    Woodall, Jerry M.

    Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 75 (2003) 307­312 Extreme radiation hardness and light-weighted thin-film indium phosphide solar cell and its computer simulation Guohua Lia, *, Qingfen Yanga+ -i-p+ InP solar cell is developed. The total thickness of its epitaxial layer is only 0.22 mm

  10. inverters, offering less weight, higher efficiency, and lower-cost installations.

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    inverters, offering less weight, higher efficiency, and lower- cost installations. The electrical. These locking connectors will also soon appear on most, if not all, PV modules--although they are only required when the PV array wiring is operating above 30 volts and is readily accessible. Another 2008 NEC

  11. On The Analysis of Spatially-Coupled GLDPC Codes and The Weighted Min-Sum Algorithm

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    Jian, Yung-Yih

    2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    system that can approach the channel capacity using iterative HDD. The optimality of a codeword returned by the weighted min-sum (WMS) algorithm, an iterative decoding algorithm which is widely used in practice, is studied as well. The attenuated max...

  12. A New Weighted Shortest Path Tree for Convergecast Traffic Routing in WSN

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , existing SPT approaches aim to construct a tree rooted at the sink such that the cost of the path from any to the basic one. Index Terms--Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Shortest Path Tree (SPT), weighted path cost such that the path cost from any node to the sink is minimal. In existing construction algorithms, the cost of a path

  13. POLYMER END-GROUP ANALYSIS: THE DETERMINATION OF AVERAGE MOLECULAR WEIGHT

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    Weston, Ken

    POLYMER END-GROUP ANALYSIS: THE DETERMINATION OF AVERAGE MOLECULAR WEIGHT Background reading. 11. Skoog, West, Holler and Crouch, 7th ed., Chap. 14. Introduction Polymers Polymers are a special in this experiment, or may be of different types. Polymers are very important in biological systems. For example

  14. The Differential Effect of High and Low Molecular Weight Fucoidans on the Severity of

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    Lee, Won-Ha

    of HMWF enhanced the production of IFN-, one of the Th1 cytokines, in collagen-stimulated spleen cells that fucoidan activated immune cells. In mac- rophages, fucoidan treatment resulted in the production of tumor studied.The effect of the treatment of high, medium and low molecular weight fucoidans (HMWF, MMWF

  15. ASSOCIATION AMONG FLUID, GRAIN INTAKE AND WEIGHT GAIN IN HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES

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    Gonzalez Ferreira, Marcelo A.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was conducted to determine water intake. Forty-four Holstein bull calves were evaluated to investigate the effects of starter intake, body weight, temperature and time to predict water intake. A model was developed using PROC GLM in SAS...

  16. Penalized Weighted Least-Squares Approach for Low-Dose X-Ray Computed Tomography

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    Penalized Weighted Least-Squares Approach for Low-Dose X- Ray Computed Tomography Jing Wang*1, noise-resolution tradeoff, ROC curve. 1. INTRODUCTION Low-dose X-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710032, China ABSTRACT The noise of low-dose computed

  17. LOCALLY WEIGHTED TOTAL VARIATION DENOISING FOR RINGING ARTIFACT SUPPRESSION IN PET RECONSTRUCTION USING PSF

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    with PSF modeling is now implemented and widely used in clinical PET/CT systems. Some work has been doneLOCALLY WEIGHTED TOTAL VARIATION DENOISING FOR RINGING ARTIFACT SUPPRESSION IN PET RECONSTRUCTION tomography (PET) images, but also introduces ringing artifacts and over enhancement that is contrast

  18. A frequency weighted approach to robust fault reconstruction and F. Crusca

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    Aldeen, Mohammad

    is based on shaping the map from disturbance inputs to the fault es- timation error through frequency, these disturbances are assumed to be the output of a filter (with the previously mentioned frequency characteristicsA frequency weighted approach to robust fault reconstruction C.P. Tan and F. Crusca and M. Aldeen

  19. Reduced weight decontamination formulation for neutralization of chemical and biological warfare agents

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    Tucker, Mark D.

    2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A reduced weight DF-200 decontamination formulation that is stable under high temperature storage conditions. The formulation can be pre-packed as an all-dry (i.e., no water) or nearly-dry (i.e., minimal water) three-part kit, with make-up water (the fourth part) being added later in the field at the point of use.

  20. Fresh ham quality and composition as influenced by genetic-type, slaughter weight, diet and sex

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    Cloud, Cindy Eileen

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Six genetic lines (Berkshire, Duroc, Danbred, Newsham Hybrid, Hampshire, and DeKalb genetics) were randomly assigned to one of four diets differing in protein level (1.25, 1.1, 0.95, and 0.8% lysine) and one of three slaughter weights (114, 132...

  1. FARFIELD ARRAY WEIGHT REDESIGN FOR NEARFIELD BEAMFORMING Thushara D. Abhayapala Rodney A. Kennedy

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    Abhayapala, Thushara D.

    FARFIELD ARRAY WEIGHT REDESIGN FOR NEARFIELD BEAMFORMING Thushara D. Abhayapala Rodney A. Kennedy 0200, Australia Fax: +61 2 6279 8688 thush@syseng.anu.edu.au Rodney.Kennedy@anu.edu.au Robert C axis, is a() = M m=-M w() m e-ikxm cos (1) where i = -1 and k = 2f/c = 2/ is the wave number which

  2. Extractors for LowWeight A#ne Sources Institute for Advanced Study

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    Anderson, Richard

    to solve this problem. These are functions that are easy to invert given the en­ tire output, but very hardExtractors for Low­Weight A#ne Sources Anup Rao # Institute for Advanced Study arao . An extractor for entropy k a#ne sources is a function A#Ext : F n # {0, 1} m such that for any such source X

  3. Max-Weight Scheduling in Queueing Networks With Heavy-Tailed Traffic

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    Markakis, Mihalis G.

    We consider the problem of scheduling in a single-hop switched network with a mix of heavy-tailed and light-tailed traffic and analyze the impact of heavy-tailed traffic on the performance of Max-Weight scheduling. As a ...

  4. Weighted Flow Algorithms (WFA) for stochastic particle coagulation R.E.L. DeVille a

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    West, Matthew

    way to compute the time evolution of the multi-dimensional size distribution of atmospheric aerosol, coagulation and aerosol chemistry along a Lagrangian trajectory. We quantify the performance of the Weighted a representative group of particles distributed in composition space, treating coagulation, condensation

  5. Influence of plasticizer molecular weight on plasticizer retention in PVC geomembranes

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    PROOFS Influence of plasticizer molecular weight on plasticizer retention in PVC geomembranes T. D, accepted 31 October 2004 ABSTRACT: Plasticizers are used to make PVC flexible so it can be used as a geomembrane. Plasticizers can migrate from PVC geomembranes over time because of contact with air, liquid, and

  6. THE SMALL QUANTUM COHOMOLOGY OF A WEIGHTED PROJECTIVE SPACE, A MIRROR D-MODULE AND THEIR

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    Mann, Etienne

    for weighted projective spaces 12 4. B-model 16 4.1. The setting 16 4.2. Gauss-Manin systems and Brieskorn 22 5.2. The small quantum product and the Jacobian ring 24 6. Limits 25 6.1. Canonical limits

  7. Congestion Avoidance based on Light-Weight Buffer Management in Sensor Networks

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    Chen, Shigang

    , congestion may occur as data packets converge toward a sink. Congestion causes energy waste, throughput1 Congestion Avoidance based on Light-Weight Buffer Management in Sensor Networks Shigang Chen, and above all, energy supply. When a critical event triggers a surge of data generated by the sensors

  8. Malicious Node Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks using Weighted Trust Evaluation

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    Chen, Yu

    Malicious Node Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks using Weighted Trust Evaluation Idris M Tokyo 169-8555, Japan zhousu@asagi.waseda.jp Keywords: Wireless sensor networks, network security through compromised nodes. However, it is challenging to secure the flat topology networks efficiently

  9. Outrunning major weight gain: a prospective study of 8,340 consistent runners during 7 years of follow-up

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    Williams, Paul T.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    groups (X-axis) and percentile of weight change (legend).trend going from the smallest to the highest percentile (percentile effect). Brackets designate ±SE.

  10. Fact #846: November 10, 2014 Trucks Move 70% of all Freight by Weight and 74% of Freight by Value – Dataset

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Excel file with dataset for Fact #846: Trucks Move 70% of all Freight by Weight and 74% of Freight by Value

  11. Postdoc Application Process

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    Program Application Process Postdoc Application Process Point your career towards LANL: work with the best minds on the planet in an inclusive environment that is rich in...

  12. SAGE Application Process

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    Application Process SAGE Application Process A National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates program Contacts Institute Director Harald Dogliani-Los Alamos...

  13. An overview of semiconductor bridge, SCB, applications at Sandia National Laboratories

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    Bickes, R.W. Jr.; Grubelich, M.C.; Harris, S.M.; Merson, J.A.; Weinlein, J.H.

    1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The semiconductor bridge, SCB, developed by Sandia National Laboratories is a maturing technology now being used in several applications by Sandia customers. Most applications arose because of a need at the system level to provide explosive assemblies that were light weight, small volume, low cost and required small quantities of electrical energy to function -- for the purposes of this paper we define an explosive assembly to mean the combination of the firing set and an explosive component. As a result, and because conventional firing systems could not meet the stringent size, weight and energy requirements of our customers, we designed and are investigating SCB applications that range from devices for Sandia applications to igniters for fireworks. We present in this paper an overview of SCB technology with specific examples of the system designed for our customers to meet modern requirements that sophisticated explosive systems must satisfy in today`s market environments.

  14. In vivo endothelial siRNA delivery using polymeric nanoparticles with low molecular weightIn vivo endothelial siRNA delivery using polymeric nanoparticles with low molecular weight

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    von Andrian, Ulrich H.

    In vivo endothelial siRNA delivery using polymeric nanoparticles with low molecular weightIn vivo endothelial siRNA delivery using polymeric nanoparticles with low molecular weight ­ Supplementary Information.0-3.0 ug/mL. TEM samples were prepared on carbon film-coated grid to which 1% sodium phosphotungstate

  15. Effects of fine particulate matter and its constituents on low birth weight among full-term infants in California

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    Basu, Rupa, E-mail: Rupa.Basu@oehha.ca.gov [California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Air Pollution Epidemiology Section, Oakland, CA (United States)] [California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Air Pollution Epidemiology Section, Oakland, CA (United States); Harris, Maria [School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA (United States)] [School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA (United States); Sie, Lillian [School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)] [School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Malig, Brian; Broadwin, Rachel; Green, Rochelle [California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Air Pollution Epidemiology Section, Oakland, CA (United States)] [California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Air Pollution Epidemiology Section, Oakland, CA (United States)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Relationships between prenatal exposure to fine particles (PM{sub 2.5}) and birth weight have been observed previously. Few studies have investigated specific constituents of PM{sub 2.5}, which may identify sources and major contributors of risk. We examined the effects of trimester and full gestational prenatal exposures to PM{sub 2.5} mass and 23 PM{sub 2.5} constituents on birth weight among 646,296 term births in California between 2000 and 2006. We used linear and logistic regression models to assess associations between exposures and birth weight and risk of low birth weight (LBW; <2500 g), respectively. Models were adjusted for individual demographic characteristics, apparent temperature, month and year of birth, region, and socioeconomic indicators. Higher full gestational exposures to PM{sub 2.5} mass and several PM{sub 2.5} constituents were significantly associated with reductions in term birth weight. The largest reductions in birth weight were associated with exposure to vanadium, sulfur, sulfate, iron, elemental carbon, titanium, manganese, bromine, ammonium, zinc, and copper. Several of these PM{sub 2.5} constituents were associated with increased risk of term LBW. Reductions in birth weight were generally larger among younger mothers and varied by race/ethnicity. Exposure to specific constituents of PM{sub 2.5}, especially traffic-related particles, sulfur constituents, and metals, were associated with decreased birth weight in California. -- Highlights: • Examine full gestational and trimester fine particle and its constituents on term birth weight. • Fine particles and several of its constituents associated with birth weight reductions. • Largest reductions for traffic-related particles, sulfur constituents, and metals. • Greater birth weight reductions for younger mothers, and varied by race/ethnicity.

  16. Physics 224A Solutions to Final Examination June 2007 The average score on the examination was 61.8, and the standard

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    Thouless, David

    .8, and the standard deviation 14.2 1. Average 15.6, standard deviation 5.4 A glass bottle weighs 0.50 kg when empty are the volumes of the glass of which the bottle is made, and of the water inside the full bottle? The difference represent the weight of water displaced by the glass bottle. The volume of the glass must therefore be 0

  17. Stirling engine application study

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    Teagan, W.P.; Cunningham, D.R.

    1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The potential for Stirling engine applications in the 0.5 to 5000 hp output range is assessed. The following are included: a market survey of potential engine applications, classification of applications, conventional engine markets and performance characteristics, status of Sterling engine systems, selection of application classes for Stirling engines, and the possible effects of technology, economic conditions, and regulatory changes. (MHR)

  18. Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science DMTCS vol. (subm.), by the authors, 11 The weighted words collector

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ­1 The weighted words collector J´er´emie du Boisberranger1 and Dani`ele Gardy1 and Yann Ponty2 1 Universit´e de collector problem, i.e. the expected number of calls to a random weighted generator before all the words collector lies in the, potentially large, multiplicity of the words/coupons of a given probability

  19. MUSIC GENRE CLASSIFICATION USING NOVEL FEATURES AND A WEIGHTED VOTING Dalwon Jang, Minho Jin, and Chang D. Yoo

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    Yoo, Chang D.

    MUSIC GENRE CLASSIFICATION USING NOVEL FEATURES AND A WEIGHTED VOTING METHOD Dalwon Jang, Minho Jin classification system based on two novel features and a weighted voting method. The proposed features, modulation classification system. 1. INTRODUCTION With the recent proliferation of digital music, there is increas- ing

  20. 1 Short and long-term energy intake patterns and their implications for 2 human body weight regulation

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    Modeling, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, United States 5 6 balance 23 Food intake 24 Energy intake 25 Body weight regulation 26 Feedback control 27 Mathematical physical work. Therefore, even weight-stable humans are 48 practically always in a state of energy

  1. What is obesity and what is its impact? 23 How is weight controlled? Is obesity `in our genes'? 45

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    What is obesity and what is its impact? 2­3 How is weight controlled? Is obesity `in our genes'? 4­5 How does lifestyle and environment impact on our weight? 6 Real voices: obese people and an obesity doctor have their say 7, 12­13 How can we treat or prevent obesity? 10­11 Whose responsibility

  2. Outrunning major weight gain: a prospective study of 8,340consistent runners during 7 years of follow-up

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    Williams, Paul T.

    2006-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: Body weight increases with aging. Short-term,longitudinal exercise training studies suggest that increasing exerciseproduces acute weight loss, but it is not clear if the maintenance oflong-term, vigorous exercise attenuates age-related weight gain inproportion to the exercise dose. Methods: Prospective study of 6,119 maleand 2,221 female runners whose running distance changed less than 5 km/wkbetween their baseline and follow-up survey 7 years later. Results: Onaverage, men who ran modest (0-24 km/wk), intermediate (24-48 km/wk) orprolonged distances (>_48 km/wk) all gained weight throughage 64,however, those who ran ?48 km/wk had one-half the average annual weightgain of those who ran<24 km/wk. Age-related weight gain, and itsreduction by running, were both greater in younger than older men. Incontrast, men s gain in waist circumference with age, and its reductionby running, were the same in older and younger men. Women increased theirbody weight and waist and hip circumferences over time, regardless ofage, which was also reduced in proportion to running distance. In bothsexes, running did not attenuate weight gain uniformly, but ratherdisproportionately prevented more extreme increases. Conclusion: Men andwomen who remain vigorously active gain less weight as they age and thereduction is in proportion to the exercise dose.

  3. Neutron dose per fluence and weighting factors for use at high energy accelerators

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    Cossairt, J.Donald; Vaziri, Kamran; /Fermilab

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In June 2007, the United States Department of Energy incorporated revised values of neutron weighting factors into its occupational radiation protection Regulation 10 CFR Part 835 as part of updating its radiation dosimetry system. This has led to a reassessment of neutron radiation fields at high energy proton accelerators such as those at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). Values of dose per fluence factors appropriate for accelerator radiation fields calculated elsewhere are collated and radiation weighting factors compared. The results of this revision to the dosimetric system are applied to americium-beryllium neutron energy spectra commonly used for instrument calibrations. A set of typical accelerator neutron energy spectra previously measured at Fermilab are reassessed in light of the new dosimetry system. The implications of this revision are found to be of moderate significance.

  4. Interfacial Fracture in Piezoelectric Bimaterials: Weight Functions and Singular Integral Formulation

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    L. Pryce; L. Morini; A. Zagnetko

    2015-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The focus of this paper is on the analysis of a semi-infinite crack lying along a perfect interface in a piezoelectric bimaterial with arbitrary loading on the crack faces. Making use of the extended Stroh formalism for piezoelectric materials combined with Riemann-Hilbert formulation, general expressions are obtained for both symmetric and skew-symmetric weight functions associate with plane crack problems at the interface between dissimilar anisotropic piezoelectric media. The effect of the coupled electrical fields is incorporated in the derived original expressions for the weight function matrices. These matrices are used together with Betti's reciprocity identity in order to obtain singular integral equations relating the extended displacement and traction fields to the loading acting on the crack faces. In order to study the variation of the piezoelectric effect, two different poling directions are considered. Examples are shown for both poling directions with a number of mechanical and electrical loadings applied to the crack faces.

  5. Covariant Schwarzschild perturbations I: Initial value formulation for scalars of spin-weight -+ 2

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    R. B. Burston; A. W. C. Lun

    2006-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider full perturbations to a covariantly defined Schwarzschild spacetime. By constructing complex quantities, we derive two decoupled, covariant and gauge-invariant, wave-like equations for spin-weighted scalars. These arise naturally from the Bianchi identities and comprise a covariant representation of the Bardeen-Press equations for scalars with spin-weight $\\pm2$. Furthermore, the covariant and gauge-invariant 1+1+2 formalism is employed, and consequently, the physical interpretation of the energy-momentum perturbations is transparent. They are written explicitly in terms of the energy-momentum specified on spacelike three-slices. Ultimately, a Cauchy problem is constructed whereby, an initial three-slice may be perturbed by an energy-momentum source, which induces resultant gravitational fields.

  6. Investigation of Skin Tribology and Its Effects on Coefficient of Friction and Other Tactile Attributes Involving Polymer Applications

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    Darden, Matthew Aguirre

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    polyethylene plate for friction testing ......... 12 6 Tufted structures of synthetic velvet (sample B). Bar is 600 ?m ............... 13 7 Kistler 9254 three-component dynamometer ............................................. 14 8 Abrasiveness scores...?6 cm squares. Using rubber cement adhesive, the samples were mounted to rigid polyethylene plates in a 3?1 configuration (Fig. 5) for connection to a three-axis dynamometer. During application, the adhesive was applied directly to the plate...

  7. An evaluation of gender-based weighting factors for internal dosimetry

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    Spiars, Joanna Hamilton

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . S. population of 10, 000 people exposed to 1 Sv of acute radiation for all age groups, projection models, and sex (Land and Sinclair 1991). Model: Sex: Oesophagus Stomach Colon Lung Breast Ovary Bladder Leukemia Remainder Additive... weighting factors. Page 13 The projected excess mortality from radiation-induced cancer to a U. S. population of 10, 000 people exposed to 1 Sv of acute radiation for all age groups, projection models, and sex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Percentage...

  8. Limiting diffusion coefficients of heavy molecular weight organic contaminants in supercritical carbon dioxide

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    Orejuela, Mauricio

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for removing organic contaminants from soil and from water. Most studies on SCF's concentrated on phase behavior in supercritical mixtures. Investigations of the adsorption phenomena and studies on hydrodynamics and transport rate parameters are relatively...LIMITING DIFFUSION COEFFICIENTS OF HEAVY MOLECULAR WEIGHT ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS IN SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE A Thesis by MAURICIO OREJUELA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  9. Stocking rate and weight gain with three forages utilized in sequence

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    Garcia Jurado, Andres

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) (Member) August 1977 ABSTRACT STOCKING RATE AND WEIGHT GAIN WITH THREE FORAGES UTILIZED IN SEQUENCE (August 1977) Andres Garcia, Ing. Zoot. Univ. Aut. de Chihuahua (Mexico) Chairman of Advisory Committee g T. CD Cartwright Twenty seven steers were... and the pas- ture areas were not as large as would have been desired. This was the first grazing trial conducted at this center on the recently deforested land and somewhat newly estab- lished pastures. There was an immediate need to generate some animal...

  10. The case for using weight-of-evidence demonstrations in state implementation planning

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    Michael Koerber; Donna Kenski [Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium in Des Plaines, IL (US)

    2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In an effort to move beyond the current approach of relying heavily on modeling for air quality analyses, the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee's Air Quality Management Workgroup recently recommended that 'weight-of-evidence' demonstrations be used for state implementation planning purposes. This article discusses the workgroup's recommendation and illustrates how such demonstrations can be used to provide comprehensive air quality assessments. 11 refs., 1 tab.

  11. Extractors for Low-Weight Affine Sources Institute for Advanced Study

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    Anderson, Richard

    ], are functions that can be used to solve this problem. These are functions that are easy to invert given the enExtractors for Low-Weight Affine Sources Anup Rao Institute for Advanced Study arao@ias.edu January is a function AffExt : Fn {0, 1}m such that for any such source X, the distribution of AffExt(X) is close

  12. Semi-automatic delineation using weighted CT-MRI registered images for radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal cancer

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    Fitton, I. [European Georges Pompidou Hospital, Department of Radiology, 20 rue Leblanc, 75015, Paris (France); Cornelissen, S. A. P. [Image Sciences Institute, UMC, Department of Radiology, P.O. Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht (Netherlands); Duppen, J. C.; Rasch, C. R. N.; Herk, M. van [The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Department of Radiotherapy, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands); Steenbakkers, R. J. H. M. [University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen (Netherlands); Peeters, S. T. H. [UZ Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgique (Belgium); Hoebers, F. J. P. [Maastricht University Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO clinic), GROW School for Oncology and Development Biology Maastricht, 6229 ET Maastricht (Netherlands); Kaanders, J. H. A. M. [UMC St-Radboud, Department of Radiotherapy, Geert Grooteplein 32, 6525 GA Nijmegen (Netherlands); Nowak, P. J. C. M. [ERASMUS University Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology,Groene Hilledijk 301, 3075 EA Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To develop a delineation tool that refines physician-drawn contours of the gross tumor volume (GTV) in nasopharynx cancer, using combined pixel value information from x-ray computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during delineation. Methods: Operator-guided delineation assisted by a so-called ''snake'' algorithm was applied on weighted CT-MRI registered images. The physician delineates a rough tumor contour that is continuously adjusted by the snake algorithm using the underlying image characteristics. The algorithm was evaluated on five nasopharyngeal cancer patients. Different linear weightings CT and MRI were tested as input for the snake algorithm and compared according to contrast and tumor to noise ratio (TNR). The semi-automatic delineation was compared with manual contouring by seven experienced radiation oncologists. Results: A good compromise for TNR and contrast was obtained by weighing CT twice as strong as MRI. The new algorithm did not notably reduce interobserver variability, it did however, reduce the average delineation time by 6 min per case. Conclusions: The authors developed a user-driven tool for delineation and correction based a snake algorithm and registered weighted CT image and MRI. The algorithm adds morphological information from CT during the delineation on MRI and accelerates the delineation task.

  13. Work performed by a Classical-"reversible"-Carnot cycle Raising's distribution for the small "driving weights"

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    Liberto, F

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The expansions or the compressions of the ideal gas in the quasi-static Carnot cycle, can be performed (on adiabatic or isothermal way) by slowly increasing or decreasing the external pressure by means of small weights acting on the piston of the vessel containing the gas. We call them shortly the ``driving weights'' (dw). Let N be their number, a large one. To determine the work performed by the ideal gas in the cycle the ``driving weights'' must be handled carefully. If we let them move on-off the piston only horizontally, their vertical motions will be due only to the gas. Here we show that, at the end, while some of them will have moved down (will have negative raising) the remaining ones (the majority) will have moved up (will have positive raising) so that the total work performed by the ideal gas equals the total variation of the gravitational potential energy of the ``driving weghts''. The cycle is performed in 2N time-steps. For each step t_i, with i in 1,..,2N, we give H(t_i), and DH(t_{i-1},t_i), r...

  14. Stable, concentrated solutions of high molecular weight polyaniline and articles therefrom

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    Mattes, Benjamin R. (Santa Fe, NM); Wang, Hsing-Lin (Los Alamos, NM)

    1999-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Stable, concentrated solutions of high molecular weight polyaniline. In order to process high quality fibers and other articles possessing good mechanical properties, it is known that solution concentrations of the chosen polymer should be in the range from 15-30% (w/w). Moreover, it is desirable to use the highest molecular weight consistent with the solubility properties of the polymer. However, such solutions are inherently unstable, forming gels before processing can be achieved. The present invention describes the addition gel inhibitors (GIs) to the polymer solution, thereby permitting high concentrations (between 15% and 30% (w/w)) of high molecular weight ((M.sub.w)>120,000, and (M.sub.n)>30,000) emeraldine base (EB) polyaniline to be dissolved. Secondary amines have been used for this purpose in concentrations which are small compared to those which might otherwise be used in a cosolvent role therefor. The resulting solutions are useful for generating excellent fibers, films, coatings and other objects, since the solutions are stable for significant time periods, and the GIs are present in too small concentrations to cause polymer deterioration. It is demonstrated that the GIs found to be useful do not act as cosolvents, and that gelation times of the solutions are directly proportional to the concentration of GI. In particular, there is a preferred concentration of GI, which if exceeded causes structural and electrical conductivity degradation of resulting articles. Heating of the solutions significantly improves solubility.

  15. Stable, concentrated solutions of high molecular weight polyaniline and articles therefrom

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    Mattes, Benjamin R. (Sante Fe, NM); Wang, Hsing-Lin (Los Alamos, NM)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stable, concentrated solutions of high molecular weight polyaniline. In order to process high quality fibers and other articles possessing good mechanical properties, it is known that solution concentrations of the chosen polymer should be in the range from 15-30% (w/w). Moreover, it is desirable to use the highest molecular weight consistent with the solubility properties of the polymer. However, such solutions are inherently unstable, forming gels before processing can be achieved. The present invention describes the addition gel inhibitors (GIs) to the polymer solution, thereby permitting high concentrations (>15% (w/w)) of high molecular weight ((M.sub.w)>120,000, and (M.sub.n)>30,000) emeraldine base (EB) polyaniline to be dissolved. Secondary amines have been used for this purpose in concentrations which are small compared to those which might otherwise be used in a cosolvent role therefor. The resulting solutions are useful for generating excellent fibers, films, coatings and other objects, since the solutions are stable for significant time periods, and the GIs are present in too small concentrations to cause polymer deterioration. It is demonstrated that the GIs found to be useful do not act as cosolvents, and that gelation times of the solutions are directly proportional to the concentration of GI. In particular, there is a preferred concentration of GI, which if exceeded causes structural and electrical conductivity degradation of resulting articles. Heating of the solutions significantly improves solubility.

  16. How much ``weight`` should be assigned to toxicity test results in ecological risk assessment?

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    Hull, R.N.; Gilron, G.L. [Beak Consultants Ltd., Brampton, Ontario (Canada)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Toxicity tests are an integral part of ecological assessment activities such as Canada`s Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) programs and the USA`s Superfund program. Both of these types of programs encourage the use of the weight-of-evidence approach for the evaluation of ecological risks. This approach uses data from biological surveys, toxicity tests, and ambient media chemical analyses. Currently, there is no guidance available which identifies the relative importance of these different data types in the risk assessment. The quality of the data generated will necessarily determine the ``weight`` assigned to each line of evidence. Decisions often are made on the basis of toxicity test results. However, routine tests are conducted frequently without consideration of their appropriateness (e.g., species sensitivity, ecological relevance). Therefore, an evaluation was conducted to determine the relative sensitivities of various test methods used to assess toxicity from various industries. Different industries were selected to represent different classes of contaminants. For example, the pulp and paper industry releases organic compounds and the mining sector primarily releases heavy metals. The comparative sensitivities of toxicity tests will be illustrated for two industrial sector case studies. With a better understanding of toxicity test method sensitivity, the ecological risk assessor is better able to assign the appropriate weight to the toxicity test results in a risk characterization. This will allow toxicity testing programs to be focused and increase the confidence in the entire risk assessment and any resulting decisions.

  17. Convergence of Weighted Min-Sum Decoding Via Dynamic Programming on Trees

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    Jian, Yung-Yih

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Applying the max-product (and belief-propagation) algorithms to loopy graphs is now quite popular for best assignment problems. This is largely due to their low computational complexity and impressive performance in practice. Still, there is no general understanding of the conditions required for convergence and/or the optimality of converged solutions. This paper presents an analysis of both attenuated max-product (AMP) decoding and weighted min-sum (WMS) decoding for LDPC codes which guarantees convergence to a fixed point when a weight parameter, {\\beta}, is sufficiently small. It also shows that, if the fixed point satisfies some consistency conditions, then it must be both the linear-programming (LP) and maximum-likelihood (ML) solution. For (dv,dc)-regular LDPC codes, the weight must satisfy {\\beta}(dv-1) \\leq 1 whereas the results proposed by Frey and Koetter require instead that {\\beta}(dv-1)(dc-1) 1 is also given. Finally, connections are explored with recent work by Arora et al. on the threshold of...

  18. apparent diffusion-weighted images: Topics by E-print Network

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    revised 28 March 2008; accepted 29 March 2008 Abstract Geometric distortion Qiu, Anqi 8 Multivariate General Linear Models (MGLM) on Riemannian Manifolds with Applications to...

  19. Effect of Weight and Roadway Grade on the Fuel Economy of Class-8 Frieght Trucks

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    Franzese, Oscar [ORNL; Davidson, Diane [ORNL

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2006-08, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with several industry partners, collected real-world performance and situational data for long-haul operations of Class-8 trucks from a fleet engaged in normal freight operations. Such data and information are useful to support Class-8 modeling of combination truck performance, technology evaluation efforts for energy efficiency, and to provide a means of accounting for real-world driving performance within combination truck research and analyses. The present study used the real-world information collected in that project to analyze the effects that vehicle speed and vehicle weight have on the fuel efficiency of Class-8 trucks. The analysis focused on two type of terrains, flat (roadway grades ranging from -1% to 1%) and mild uphill terrains (roadway grades ranging from 1% to 3%), which together covered more than 70% of the miles logged in the 2006-08 project (note: almost 2/3 of the distance traveled on mild uphill terrains was on terrains with 1% to 2% grades). In the flat-terrain case, the results of the study showed that for light and medium loads, fuel efficiency decreases considerably as speed increases. For medium-heavy and heavy loads (total vehicle weight larger than 65,000 lb), fuel efficiency tends to increase as the vehicle speed increases from 55 mph up to about 58-60 mph. For speeds higher than 60 mph, fuel efficiency decreases at an almost constant rate with increasing speed. At any given speed, fuel efficiency decreases and vehicle weight increases, although the relationship between fuel efficiency and vehicle weight is not linear, especially for vehicle weights above 65,000 lb. The analysis of the information collected while the vehicles were traveling on mild upslope terrains showed that the fuel efficiency of Class-8 trucks decreases abruptly with vehicle weight ranging from light loads up to medium-heavy loads. After that, increases in the vehicle weight only decrease fuel efficiency slightly. Fuel efficiency also decreases significantly with speed, but only for light and medium loads. For medium-heavy and heavy, FE is almost constant for speeds ranging from 57 to about 66 mph. For speeds higher than 66 mph, the FE decreases with speed, but at a lower rate than for light and medium loads. Statistical analyses that compared the fuel efficiencies obtained when the vehicles were traveling at 59 mph vs. those achieved when they were traveling at 65 mph or 70 mph indicated that the former were, on average, higher than the latter. This result was statistically significant at the 99.9% confidence level (note: the Type II error i.e., the probability of failing to reject the null hypothesis when the alternative hypothesis is true was 18% and 6%, respectively).

  20. Science Bowl Scoring Sheet Team Team Final Team Score Final...

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    1 3 6 10 14 18 22 24 2 5 9 13 17 21 4 8 12 16 20 7 11 15 19 23 25 Toss-up Toss-up Bonus Bonus Penalty Penalty Cumulative Total Cumulative Total B O N N E V I L L E P O W E R...

  1. Commercial Building Energy Assest Score Overall Building Score

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof"Wave the WhiteNational Broadbandof theCommercial Building

  2. APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE RECOMMENDATION FORM CON464 Construction Leadership: __________________________ To be considered for the Construction Leadership course submit the following: Application with description in the construction industry 5) If your GPA

  3. Applications (Grid Tools)

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    Grid Fabric Software Grid Applications Core Grid Middleware User-Level Middleware (Grid Tools) !"# $ %& ' ( ) * #& + '& ' , - . / # ) ) 0 # * 1 PDB CDB Grid Fabric Hardware &+ '' + ) , '1 '1 ' % - * # ( Grid Fabric Software Grid Applications Core Grid Middleware User-Level Middleware (Grid Tools) !"# $ %& ' ( ) * #& + '& ' , - . / # ) ) 0

  4. Work performed by a Classical-"reversible"-Carnot cycle: Raising's distribution for the small "driving weights"

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    Francesco di Liberto

    2000-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The expansions or the compressions of the ideal gas in the quasi-static Carnot cycle, can be performed (on adiabatic or isothermal way) by slowly increasing or decreasing the external pressure by means of small weights acting on the piston of the vessel containing the gas. We call them shortly the ``driving weights'' (dw). Let N be their number, a large one. To determine the work performed by the ideal gas in the cycle the ``driving weights'' must be handled carefully. If we let them move on-off the piston only horizontally, their vertical motions will be due only to the gas. Here we show that, at the end, while some of them will have moved down (will have negative raising) the remaining ones (the majority) will have moved up (will have positive raising) so that the total work performed by the ideal gas equals the total variation of the gravitational potential energy of the ``driving weghts''. The cycle is performed in 2N time-steps. For each step t_i, with i in 1,..,2N, we give H(t_i), and DH(t_{i-1},t_i), respectively the height and the raising of the piston. Moreover the overall raising of the individual dw's (i.e. h_k, with k in 1...N), and their distribution are given in simple, general cases. The efficiency and the dissipated work are also evaluated. This paper is aimed at imparting a deeper understanding of the ideal Carnot Engine and may also be useful as a segment in a didactic path on elementary calculus and statistics.

  5. Methods of predicting the weight of carcass roast and steak meat from easily obtainable carcass measurements

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    Fitzhugh, Henry Allen

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MEASUREMENTS 152 HEREFORD STEERS AND 51 CROSSBRED STEERS 16 3. SIMPLE CORRELATIONS BET!&EN CARCASS MEASUREMENTS 152 HEREFORD S EERS. 17 4. PARTIAL CORRELATION COEFFICIENTS WITH CHILLED CARCASS WEIGHT HELD CONSTANT ? 152 HEREFORD STEERS. 19 5. PARTIAL... retail cuts by 1. 5 percent or sligh ly ?ore thtan otte percetdc& Leapt'cl ively. Furthermore, an tt 1 1 1' ~tt 1t 1 ~P; by 1' k (1960) 1t 6 an U. S. D. A, conclusion that the negative effect of fatness on carcass yield is approximately twice as great...

  6. Reporting quality of randomized trials in the diet and exercise literature for weight loss

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    Gibson, Cheryl A.; Kirk, Erik P.; LeCheminant, James D.; Bailey, Bruce W.; Huang, Guoyuan; Donnelly, Joseph E.

    2005-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    ral BMC Medical Research ssBioMed CentMethodology Open AcceResearch article Reporting quality of randomized trials in the diet and exercise literature for weight loss Cheryl A Gibson*1, Erik P Kirk2, James D LeCheminant3, Bruce W Bailey Jr3... Indiana, Evansville, IN, 47712, USA Email: Cheryl A Gibson* - cgibson@kumc.edu; Erik P Kirk - ekirk@im.wustl.edu; James D LeCheminant - jdl1@ku.edu; Bruce W Bailey - bwbailey@ku.edu; Guoyuan Huang - ghuang@usi.edu; Joseph E Donnelly - jdonnelly...

  7. Factors affecting birth weight, gestation length and dystocia in Charolais cattle

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    Schroeder, Charles

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from the Camp Cooley Ranch near Easterly, Texas, were analyzed using least-squares procedures. Records of 5, 240 calves born between January, 1967, and May, 1975, were stud1ed. The effects considered 1n the birth we1ght analysis included: sex of calf...; Brown and Galvez, 1969; Brinks et al. , 1973; Sagebiel et al. , 1973). Nonsignificant differences between years for birth weights of beef calves have also been recorded (Dawson et al. , 1947; Koch and Clark, 1955; Lawson and Peters, 1964; Gianola...

  8. Tracy-Widom asymptotics for a random polymer model with gamma-distributed weights

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    Neil O'Connell; Janosch Ortmann

    2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We establish Tracy-Widom asymptotics for the partition function of a random polymer model with gamma-distributed weights recently introduced by Sepp\\"al\\"ainen. We show that the partition function of this random polymer can be represented within the framework of the geometric RSK correspondence and consequently its law can be expressed in terms of Whittaker functions. This leads to a representation of the law of the partition function which is amenable to asymptotic analysis. In this model, the partition function plays a role analogous to the smallest eigenvalue in the Laguerre unitary ensemble of random matrix theory.

  9. Power reduction by balancing sucker rod pumping unit with weight induced phase angle

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    Noack, Ernest Alan

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    dynamometer. This method gives quick and reliable information which aids in obtaining the proper counterbalance. This method is enhanced by the ability to vary the phase angle of the cranks by the use of the counter weights. This ability indicates... and knowledge in this subject. Jim McCoy, for the use of a computerized dynamometer which made this research possible. Cecil Hunt and Sam Gandy for their help in accumulating vendor data and for their many helpful suggestions. Bob Gault for his knowledge...

  10. identity application sectionnine

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    Derisi, Joseph

    , San Francisco | Public Affairs | Visual Identity Standards campaign material samples Graphic identity........................................................................................................81 fleet graphics...........................................................................................................82 fleet graphics application

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    Derisi, Joseph

    ........................................................................................................81 fleet graphics...........................................................................................................82 fleet graphics application .........................................................................................................85 #12;University of California, San Francisco | Public Affairs | Visual Identity Standards

  12. Improvement of multichannel seismic data through application of the median concept

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    Naess, O.E.; Bruland, L.

    1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Different types of median-based methods can be used to improve multichannel seismic data, particularly at the stacking stage in processing. Different applications of the median concept are described and discussed. The most direct application is the Simple Median Stack (SMS), i.e. to use as output the median value of the input amplitudes at each reflection time. By the Alpha-Trimmed Mean (ATM) method it is possible to exclude and optional amount of the input amplitudes that differ most from the median value. A more novel use of the median concept is the Weighted Median Stack (WMS). This method is based on a long-gapped median filter. The implicit weighting, which is purely statistical in nature, is due to the edge effects that occur when the gapped filter is applied. By shifting the traces around before filtering, the maximum weight may be given to, for example, the far-offset traces. The fourth method is the Iterative Median Stack (IMS). This method, which also includes a strong element of weighting, consists of a repeated use of a gapped median filter combined with a gradual shortening of the filter after each pass. Examples show how the seismic data can benefit from the application of these methods.

  13. Commercial Building Energy Asset Score

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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 DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: Theof"Wave the WhiteNational Broadbandof theCommercial

  14. Breakdown of the Equivalence between Energy Content and Weight in a Weak Gravitational Field for a Quantum Body

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    Andrei Lebed

    2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that weight operator of a composite quantum body in a weak external gravitational field in the post-Newtonian approximation of the General Relativity does not commute with its energy operator, taken in the absence of the field. Nevertheless, the weak equivalence between the expectations values of weight and energy is shown to survive at a macroscopic level for stationary quantum states for the simplest composite quantum body - a hydrogen atom. Breakdown of the weak equivalence between weight and energy at a microscopic level for stationary quantum states can be experimentally detected by studying unusual electromagnetic radiation, emitted by the atoms, supported and moved in the Earth gravitational field with constant velocity, using spacecraft or satellite. For superpositions of stationary quantum states, a breakdown of the above mentioned equivalence at a macroscopic level leads to time dependent oscillations of the expectation values of weight, where the equivalence restores after averaging over time procedure.

  15. Relationships Between the Built Environment and Walking and Weight Status Among Older Women in Three U.S. States

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    Troped, Philip J.

    There are few studies of built environment associations with physical activity and weight status among older women in large geographic areas that use individual residential buffers to define environmental exposures. Among ...

  16. A Pilot Study to Explore the Correlation Between Parental Nutrition Literacy, Child Healthy Eating Index-2010 and Weight Status

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    Kennett, Amy

    2014-04-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Objective: Improving diet quality and weight status of children and parents is important for promoting future health. The purpose of this study was to investigate parental nutrition literacy (PNL) in relation to child Healthy Eating Index-2010 (HEI...

  17. Queue length asymptotics for generalized max-weight scheduling in the presence of heavy-tailed traffic

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    Jagannathan

    We investigate the asymptotic behavior of the steady-state queue length distribution under generalized max-weight scheduling in the presence of heavy-tailed traffic. We consider a system consisting of two parallel queues, ...

  18. Embedding the weighted Sobolev space W{sup l}{sub p}({omega};v) in the space L{sub p}({omega};{omega})

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    Kusainova, L K [Institute of Applied Mathematics National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)

    2000-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Several conditions on the weight functions v and {omega} are obtained that guarantee the embedding inequality. Classes of weights {omega} and v in which these conditions are both necessary and sufficient are described.

  19. Boonea (= Odostomia) impressa (Say) (Gastropoda: Pyramidellidae): its life history and impact on shell weight gain in Crassostrea virginica

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    White, Marie Elinor

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Boonea (= Odostomia) impressa (SAY) (GASTROPODA: PYRAMIDELLIDAE): ITS LIFE HISTORY AND IMPACT ON SHELL WEIGHT GAIN IN Crassostrea virginica A Thesis by MARIE ELINOR WHITE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas Agdi University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1983 Major Subject: Oceanography Boonea (= Odostomia) impressa (SAY) (GASTROPODA: PYRAMIDELLIDAE): ITS LIFE HISTORY AND IMPACT ON SHELL WEIGHT GAIN IN Crassostrea virginica A...

  20. Cold flow tudy of a fluidized bed reactor for catalytic conversion of methanol to low molecular weight hydrocarbons

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    Mehta, Shirish Ramniklal

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    COLD FLOW STUDY OF A FLUIDIZED BED REACTOR FOR CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF METHANOL TO LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT HYDROCAREONS A Thesis by SHIRISH RAMNIKLAL MEHTA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfilment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE March 1982 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering COLD FLOW STUDY OF A FLUIDIZED BED REACTOR FOR CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF METHANOL TO LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT HYDROCARBON A Thesis by SHIRISH RAMNIKLAL MEHTA...

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

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    Lee, Faegen Dillon

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    ix LIST OF FIGURES Page Figure 1 Weight vs days of 30+ minutes of physical activity ------------------------------ 49 Figure 2 BMI vs days of 30+ minutes of physical activity --------------------------------- 50 Figure 3 BMI difference vs days... --------------------------------------------- 45 Table 8 Physical activity and self-reported weight loss ----------------------------------- 47 Table 9 Days of 30+ minutes of physical activity and BMI ------------------------------ 48 Table 10 Days of 30+ minutes of physical activity...

  2. Reduced weight decontamination formulation utilizing a solid peracid compound for neutralization of chemical and biological warfare agents

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    Tucker, Mark D. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2011-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A reduced weight decontamination formulation that utilizes a solid peracid compound (sodium borate peracetate) and a cationic surfactant (dodecyltrimethylammonium chloride) that can be packaged with all water removed. This reduces the packaged weight of the decontamination formulation by .about.80% (as compared to the "all-liquid" DF-200 formulation) and significantly lowers the logistics burden on the warfighter. Water (freshwater or saltwater) is added to the new decontamination formulation at the time of use from a local source.

  3. Application Protocol Reference Architecture Application Protocol Reference Architecture

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    van Sinderen, Marten

    Application Protocol Reference Architecture 165 Chapter 7 Application Protocol Reference Architecture This chapter proposes an alternative reference architecture for application protocols. The proposed reference architecture consists of the set of possible architectures for application protocols

  4. Assembly and Characterization of Well Defined High Molecular Weight Poly(p-phenylene) Polymer Brushes

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    Alonzo Calderon, Jose E [ORNL; Kilbey, II, S Michael [ORNL; Ankner, John Francis [ORNL; Britt, Phillip F [ORNL; Chen, Jihua [ORNL; Dadmun, Mark D [ORNL; Deng, Suxiang [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Messman, Jamie M [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby [ORNL; Swader, Onome A [ORNL; Yu, Xiang [ORNL; Bredas, Jean-Luc E [ORNL; Malagoli, Massimo [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The assembly and characterization of well-defined, end-tethered poly(p-phenylene) (PPP) brushes having high molecular weight, low polydispersity and high 1,4-stereoregularity are presented. The PPP brushes are formed using a precursor route that relies on either self-assembly or spin coating of high molecular weight (degrees of polymerizations 54, 146, and 238) end-functionalized poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) (PCHD) chains from benzene solutions onto silicon or quartz substrates, followed by aromatization of the end-attached PCHD chains on the surface. The approach allows the thickness (grafting density) of the brushes to be easily varied. The dry brushes before and after aromatization are characterized by ellipsometry, atomic force microscopy, grazing angle attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The properties of the PPP brushes are compared with those of films made using oligo-paraphenylenes and with ab initio density functional theory simulations of optical properties. Our results suggest conversion to fully aromatized, end-tethered PPP polymer brushes having effective conjugation lengths of 5 phenyl units.

  5. Assembly and Characterization ofWell-DefinedHigh-Molecular-Weight Poly(p-phenylene) Polymer Brushes

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    Chen, Jihua [ORNL; Dadmun, Mark D [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Messman, Jamie M [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Britt, Phillip F [ORNL; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL; Alonzo Calderon, Jose E [ORNL; Kilbey, II, S Michael [ORNL; Ankner, John Francis [ORNL; Bredas, Jean-Luc E [ORNL; Malagoli, Massimo [ORNL; Deng, Suxiang [ORNL; Swader, Onome A [ORNL; Yu, Xiang [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The assembly and characterization of well-de ned, end-tethered poly- (p-phenylene) (PPP) brushes having high molecular weight, low polydispersity and high 1,4-stereoregularity are presented. The PPP brushes are formed using a precursor route that relies on either self-assembly or spin coating of high molecular weight (degrees of poly- merizations 54, 146, and 238) end-functionalized poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) (PCHD) chains from benzene solutions onto silicon or quartz substrates, followed by aromatization of the end-attached PCHD chains on the surface. The approach allows the thickness (grafting density) of the brushes to be easily varied. The dry brushes before and after aromatization are characterized by ellipsometry, atomic force microscopy, grazing angle attenuated total re ectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and UV-Vis spectros- copy. The properties of the PPP brushes are compared with those of lms made using oligo- paraphenylenes and with ab initio density functional theory simulations of optical proper- ties. Our results suggest conversion to fully aromatized, end-tetheredPPPpolymerbrusheshaving eective conjugation lengths of 5 phenyl units.

  6. Molecular Size and Weight of Asphaltene and Asphaltene Solubility Fractions from Coals, Crude Oils and Bitumen

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    Badre,S.; Goncalves, C.; Norinaga, K.; Gustavson, G.; Mullins, O.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The molecular weight of asphaltenes has been a controversy for several decades. In recent years, several techniques have converged on the size of the fused ring system; indicating that chromophores in virgin crude oil asphaltenes typically have 4-10 fused rings. Consequently, the molecular weight debate is equivalent to determining whether asphaltenes are monomeric (one fused-ring system per molecule) or whether they are polymeric. Time-resolved fluorescence depolarization (FD) is employed here to interrogate the absolute size of asphaltene molecules and to determine the relation of the size of the fused ring system to that of the corresponding molecule. Coal, petroleum and bitumen asphaltenes are compared. Molecular size of coal asphaltenes obtained here by FD-determined rotational diffusion match closely with Taylor-dispersion-derived translational diffusion measurements with UV absorption. Coal asphaltenes are smaller than petroleum asphaltenes. N-methyl pyrrolidinone (NMP) soluble and insoluble fractions are examined. NMP soluble and insoluble fractions of asphaltenes are monomeric. It is suggested that the 'giant' asphaltene molecules reported from SEC studies using NMP as the eluting solvent may actually be the expected flocs of asphaltene which are not soluble in NMP. Data is presented that intramolecular electronic relaxation in asphaltenes does not perturb FD results.

  7. Source localization and sensing: a nonparametric iterative adaptive approach based on weighted least squares

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    Baggeroer, Arthur B.

    Array processing is widely used in sensing applications for estimating the locations and waveforms of the sources in a given field. In the absence of a large number of snapshots, which is the case in numerous practical ...

  8. Efficiency, Cost and Weight Trade-off in TE Power Generation...

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

    Power Generation System for Vehicle Exhaust Applications It contains a detailed co-optimization of the thermoelectric module with the heat sink and a study of the tradeoff between...

  9. ERIP application instructions

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    Watt, D.M.

    1992-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides background information and instructions to assist applicants in writing Energy-Related Inventions Program (ERIP) applications. Initial feedback fro usage for the new instructions shows that the best instructions would not be read and followed by all applicants. Applications from more than thirty applicants who have received the new instructions indicated that few had read the instructions. Based on this feedback, the instructions have been further revised to include a title page and table of contents. A warning was also added to advise applicants of the potential penalty of delayed review if these instructions are not followed. This revision was intended to address the possibility that some applicants did not see or bother to follow the instructions which followed the background information about ERIP. Included are two examples of ERIP applications which have been prepared for handout at workshops or mailing to applicants. Writing of example applications was time consuming and more difficult than expected for several reasons: (1) Full disclosures can be lengthy, very detailed, and technical. This contrasts with the desire to prepare examples which are comparatively short and easy for the non-technical person to read. (2) Disclosures contain confidential information which should not be published. (3) It is difficult to imagine that applicants will study examples when they do not bother to read the basic instructions.

  10. Science Bowl Scoring Sheet Team Team Final Team Score Final Team Score

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's PossibleRadiationImplementingnpitcheResearch BriefsTenney, Office of ScienceActivities in

  11. Evaluation of Artifacts and Distortions of Titanium Applicators on 3.0-Tesla MRI: Feasibility of Titanium Applicators in MRI-Guided Brachytherapy for Gynecological Cancer

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    Kim, Yusung, E-mail: yusung-kim@uiowa.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States); Muruganandham, Manickam; Modrick, Joseph M.; Bayouth, John E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States)

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The aim of this study was to characterize the levels of artifacts and distortions of titanium applicators on 3.0-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Methods and Materials: Fletcher-Suit-Delclos-style tandem and ovoids (T and O) and tandem and ring applicator (T and R) were examined. The quality assurance (QA) phantoms for each applicator were designed and filled with copper sulphate solution (1.5 g/l). The artifacts were quantified with the registration of corresponding computed tomography (CT) images. A favorable MR sequence was searched in terms of artifacts. Using the sequence, the artifacts were determined. The geometric distortions induced by the applicators were quantified through each registration of CT and MRI without applicators. The artifacts of T and O were also evaluated on in vivo MRI datasets of 5 patients. Results: T1-weighted MRI with 1-mm slice thickness was found as a favorable MR sequence. Applying the sequence, the artifacts at the tandem tip of T and O and T and R were determined as 1.5 {+-} 0.5 mm in a superior direction in phantom studies. In the ovoids of T and O, we found artifacts less than 1.5 {+-} 0.5 mm. The artifacts of a T and O tandem in vivo were found as less than 2.6 {+-} 1.3 mm on T1-weighted MRI, whereas less than 6.9 {+-} 3.4 mm on T2-weighted MRI. No more than 1.2 {+-} 0.6 mm (3.0 {+-} 1.5 mm) of distortions, due to a titanium applicator, were measured on T1-weighted MRI (T2-). Conclusion: In 3.0-Tesla MRI, we found the artifact widths at the tip of tandem were less than 1.5 {+-} 0.5 mm for both T and O and T and R when using T1-weighted MRI in phantom studies. However, exclusive 3.0-Tesla MRI-guided brachytherapy planning with a titanium applicator should be cautiously implemented.

  12. Meeting Name Score Rank Grant Reference Grant Holder Research Organisation Project Title Call Panel A 10 1 NE/L011328/1 Christopher Davies University of Leeds A New Energy Budget for Earth's Core and

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    Meeting Name Score Rank Grant Reference Grant Holder Research Organisation Project Title Call Panel Rethinking carbonate diagenesis: clues to past carbon cycling from an overlooked carbon sink IRF OCT13 Panel of Criegee Biradical Chemistry IRF OCT13 Panel B 8 3 NE/L011166/1 James Brearley NERC British Antarctic

  13. Weighting Factors for the Commercial Building Prototypes Used in the Development of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010

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    Jarnagin, Ronald E.; Bandyopadhyay, Gopal K.

    2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Detailed construction data from the McGraw Hill Construction Database was used to develop construction weights by climate zones for use with DOE Benchmark Buildings and for the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 development. These construction weights were applied to energy savings estimates from simulation of the benchmark buildings to establish weighted national energy savings.

  14. Technical applications of aerogels

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    Hrubesh, L.W.

    1997-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Aerogel materials posses such a wide variety of exceptional properties that a striking number of applications have developed for them. Many of the commercial applications of aerogels such as catalysts, thermal insulation, windows, and particle detectors are still under development and new application as have been publicized since the ISA4 Conference in 1994: e.g.; supercapacitors, insulation for heat storage in automobiles, electrodes for capacitive deionization, etc. More applications are evolving as the scientific and engineering community becomes familiar with the unusual and exceptional physical properties of aerogels, there are also scientific and technical application, as well. This paper discusses a variety of applications under development at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for which several types of aerogels are formed in custom sizes and shapes. Particular discussions will focus on the uses of aerogels for physics experiments which rely on the exceptional, sometimes unique, properties of aerogels.

  15. Finding Non-Zero Stable Fixed Points of the Weighted Kuramoto model is NP-hard

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    Richard Taylor

    2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Kuramoto model when considered over the full space of phase angles [$0,2\\pi$) can have multiple stable fixed points which form basins of attraction in the solution space. In this paper we illustrate the fundamentally complex relationship between the network topology and the solution space by showing that determining the possibility of multiple stable fixed points from the network topology is NP-hard for the weighted Kuramoto Model. In the case of the unweighted model this problem is shown to be at least as difficult as a number partition problem, which we conjecture to be NP-hard. We conclude that it is unlikely that stable fixed points of the Kuramoto model can be characterized in terms of easily computable network invariants.

  16. Method for fabricating light weight carbon-bonded carbon fiber composites

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    Wrenn, Jr., George E. (Clinton, TN); Abbatiello, Leonard A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Lewis, Jr., John (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ultralight carbon-bonded carbon fiber composites of densities in the range of about 0.04 to 0.10 grams per cubic centimeter are fabricated by forming an aqueous slurry of carbonaceous fibers which include carbonized fibers and 0-50 weight percent fugitive fibers and a particulate thermosetting resin precursor. The slurry is brought into contact with a perforated mandrel and the water is drained from the slurry through the perforations at a controlled flow rate of about 0.03 to 0.30 liters per minutes per square inch of mandrel surface. The deposited billet of fibers and resin precursor is heated to cure the resin precursor to bind the fibers together, removed from the mandrel, and then the resin and fugitive fibers, if any, are carbonized.

  17. Characterization of high molecular weight compounds -- Implications for advanced-recovery technologies

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    Wavrek, D.A.; Dahdah, N.F. [Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States); [Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Crude oils with high pour points and undesired flow properties commonly contain a diverse assemblage of high molecular weight (HMW) compounds. The negative economic impact these compounds impose is manifested by the requisite for expensive well treatments to alleviate the impact from increased equipment failure, reduced well productivity, and lower ultimate recoveries. The failure of traditional methods to predict the precipitation of solid phases can be partially attributed to an inaccurate understanding of the molecular composition of the HMW components. This paper reports the authors progress in developing analytical techniques for direct determination of compounds up to C{sub 90} with readily available instrumentation. They believe this technology will help lead to production strategies that are more efficient and allow better estimates of production costs by more accurate forecasting of production problems.

  18. Calibration of erythemally weighted broadband instruments: A comparison between PMOD/WRC and MSL

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    Swift, Neil; Nield, Kathryn; Hamlin, John [Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand, Industrial Research Ltd, Lower Hutt (New Zealand); Huelsen, Gregor; Groebner, Julian [Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, World Radiation Centre, Davos Dorf (Switzerland)

    2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A Yankee Environmental Systems (YES) UVB-1 ultraviolet pyranometer, designed to measure erythemally weighted total solar irradiance, was calibrated by the Measurement Standards Laboratory (MSL) in Lower Hutt, New Zealand during August 2010. The calibration was then repeated during July and August 2011 by the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Obervatorium Davos, World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC) located in Davos, Switzerland. Calibration results show that measurements of the relative spectral and angular response functions at the two institutes are in excellent agreement, thus providing a good degree of confidence in these measurement facilities. However, measurements to convert the relative spectral response into an absolute calibration disagree significantly depending on whether an FEL lamp or solar spectra are used to perform this scaling. This is the first serious comparison of these scaling methods to formally explore the potential systematic errors which could explain the discrepancy.

  19. Skin: Major target organ of allergic reactions to small molecular weight compounds

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    Merk, Hans F. [Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Univ.-Hospital, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstr. 30, D-52074 Aachen (Germany)], E-mail: hans.merk@post.rwth-aachen.de; Baron, Jens M.; Neis, Mark M.; Obrigkeit, Daniela Hoeller [Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Univ.-Hospital, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstr. 30, D-52074 Aachen (Germany); Karlberg, Ann-Therese [Dermatochemistry and Skin Allergy, Department of Chemistry, Goeteborg University, SE-412 96 Goeteborg (Sweden)

    2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Skin is a major target organ for allergic reactions to small molecular weight compounds. Drug allergic reactions may be life-threatening such as in the case of anaphylactic reactions or bullous drug reactions and occur in about 5% of all hospitalized patients. Allergic contact dermatitis has an enormous influence on the social life of the patient because it is the most frequent reason for occupational skin diseases and the treatment and prevention of this disease cost approximately Euro 3 billion per year in Germany. The different proposed pathophysiological pathways leading to a drug eruption are discussed in this paper. All major enzymes which are involved in the metabolism of xenobiotica were shown to be present in skin. Evidence supporting the role of metabolism in the development of drug allergy and allergic contact dermatitis is demonstrated in the example of sulphonamides and fragrances.

  20. Method for fabricating light weight carbon-bonded carbon fiber composites

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Wrenn, G.E. Jr.; Abbatiello, L.A.; Lewis, J. Jr.

    1987-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention is directed to the fabrication of ultralight carbon- bonded carbon fiber composites of densities in the range of about 0. 04 to 0.10 grams per cubic centimeter. The composites are fabricated by forming an aqueous slurry of carbonaceous fibers which include carbonized fibers and 0-50 weight percent fugitive fibers and a particulate thermosetting resin precursor. The slurry is brought into contact with a perforated mandrel and the water is drained from the slurry through the perforations at a controlled flow rate of about 0. 03 to 0.30 liters per minutes per square inch of a mandrel surface. The deposited billet of fibers and resin precursor is heated to cure the resin precursor to bind the fibers together, removed from the mandrel, and then the resin and fugitive fibers, if any, are carbonized.

  1. Beyond position weight matrices: nucleotide correlations in transcription factor binding sites and their description

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    Santolini, Marc; Hakim, Vincent

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The identification of transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs) on genomic DNA is of crucial importance for understanding and predicting regulatory elements in gene networks. TFBS motifs are commonly described by Position Weight Matrices (PWMs), in which each DNA base pair independently contributes to the transcription factor (TF) binding, despite mounting evidence of interdependence between base pairs positions. The recent availability of genome-wide data on TF-bound DNA regions offers the possibility to revisit this question in detail for TF binding {\\em in vivo}. Here, we use available fly and mouse ChIPseq data, and show that the independent model generally does not reproduce the observed statistics of TFBS, generalizing previous observations. We further show that TFBS description and predictability can be systematically improved by taking into account pairwise correlations in the TFBS via the principle of maximum entropy. The resulting pairwise interaction model is formally equivalent to the disordered ...

  2. TIME INTEGRATED MEASUREMENTS OF THE ACTIVITY-WEIGHTED SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF RADON PROGENY by

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    William C. Tetley P. E; Daniel R. Westcott; Bruce A. Cununings

    The dose to the lung is dependent on the size distribution as well as the concentration of radon progeny. The principal indicator of particle size is the diffusion coefficient. The diffusion coefficient of radon progeny is the most important parameter in determining whether the particle will deposit its alpha energy in the tracheobronchial region of the respiratory tract. Due to the importance of the size distribution of progeny when characterizing health effects, a detector was developed that exploits the difference in diffusion coefficients to provide integrated measurements of the activity-weighted size distribution. Several radon chamber tests were performed in which the diffusion coefficient and unattached fraction of radon progeny were varied by the use of trace gasses and aerosol particles. The technical feasibility of this new detector design was demonstrated in all cases.

  3. An asymptotic formula for polynomials orthonormal with respect to a varying weight. II

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    Komlov, A V; Suetin, S P [Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation)

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper gives a proof of the theorem announced by the authors in the preceding paper with the same title. The theorem states that asymptotically the behaviour of the polynomials which are orthonormal with respect to the varying weight e{sup ?2nQ(x)}p{sub g}(x)/?(?{sub j=1}{sup 2p}(x?e{sub j})) coincides with the asymptotic behaviour of the Nuttall psi-function, which solves a special boundary-value problem on the relevant hyperelliptic Riemann surface of genus g=p?1. Here e{sub 1}

  4. High-Risk Prostate Cancer With Gleason Score 8-10 and PSA Level {<=}15 ng/ mL Treated With Permanent Interstitial Brachytherapy

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    Fang, L. Christine [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States); Merrick, Gregory S., E-mail: gmerrick@urologicresearchinstitute.org [Schiffler Cancer Center, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV (United States); Butler, Wayne M.; Galbreath, Robert W.; Murray, Brian C.; Reed, Joshua L. [Schiffler Cancer Center, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV (United States); Adamovich, Edward [Department of Pathology, Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV (United States); Wallner, Kent E. [Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Hospital, Seattle, WA (United States)

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: With widespread prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening, there has been an increase in men diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer defined by a Gleason score (GS) {>=}8 coupled with a relatively low PSA level. The optimal management of these patients has not been defined. Cause-specific survival (CSS), biochemical progression-free survival (bPFS), and overall survival (OS) were evaluated in brachytherapy patients with a GS {>=}8 and a PSA level {<=}15 ng/mL with or without androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT). Methods and Materials: From April 1995 to October 2005, 174 patients with GS {>=}8 and a PSA level {<=}15 ng/mL underwent permanent interstitial brachytherapy. Of the patients, 159 (91%) received supplemental external beam radiation, and 113 (64.9%) received ADT. The median follow-up was 6.6 years. The median postimplant Day 0 minimum percentage of the dose covering 90% of the target volume was 121.1% of prescription dose. Biochemical control was defined as a PSA level {<=}0.40 ng/mL after nadir. Multiple parameters were evaluated for impact on survival. Results: Ten-year outcomes for patients without and with ADT were 95.2% and 92.5%, respectively, for CSS (p = 0.562); 86.5% and 92.6%, respectively, for bPFS (p = 0.204); and 75.2% and 66.0%, respectively, for OS (p = 0.179). The median post-treatment PSA level for biochemically controlled patients was <0.02 ng/mL. Multivariate analysis failed to identify any predictors for CSS, whereas bPFS and OS were most closely related to patient age. Conclusions: Patients with GS {>=}8 and PSA level {<=}15 ng/mL have excellent bPFS and CSS after brachytherapy with supplemental external beam radiotherapy. The use of ADT did not significantly impact bPFS, CSS, or OS.

  5. LANL application communication patterns

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    Pakiin, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2011-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This brief presentation describes the communication patterns used by a set of unclassified applications developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory: XNobel/XRAGE/RAGE/SAGE, Krak, Sweep3D, and Partisn. It mentions which processes communicate with which other processes, whether the application is typically run in a strong-scaling mode or a weak-scaling mode, what message sizes are commonly used, and how the application's performance changes at scale.

  6. Computational Optimization and Applications

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    Pitman Advanced Publishing Program, Boston, 1984. [10] M. Hanke, Regularizing Levenberg-Marquardt scheme, with applications to inverse groundwater. 19. 1.

  7. Application Power Signature Analysis

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    Hsu, Chung-Hsing [ORNL] [ORNL; Combs, Jacob [Sonoma State University] [Sonoma State University; Nazor, Jolie [Sonoma State University] [Sonoma State University; Santiago, Fabian [Sonoma State University] [Sonoma State University; Thysell, Rachelle [Sonoma State University] [Sonoma State University; Rivoire, Suzanne [Sonoma State University] [Sonoma State University; Poole, Stephen W [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The high-performance computing (HPC) community has been greatly concerned about energy efficiency. To address this concern, it is essential to understand and characterize the electrical loads of HPC applications. In this work, we study whether HPC applications can be distinguished by their power-consumption patterns using quantitative measures in an automatic manner. Using a collection of 88 power traces from 4 different systems, we find that basic statistical measures do a surprisingly good job of summarizing applications' distinctive power behavior. Moreover, this study opens up a new area of research in power-aware HPC that has a multitude of potential applications.

  8. Use of Semiflexible Applicators for Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors

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    Gaffke, G., E-mail: gunnar.gaffke@charite.de; Gebauer, B.; Knollmann, F.D. [Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Klinik fuer Strahlenheilkunde und Poliklinik, Charite (Germany); Helmberger, T. [Universitaet Muenchen, Institut fuer klinische Radiologie Grosshadern (Germany); Ricke, J. [Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Klinik fuer Strahlenheilkunde und Poliklinik, Charite (Germany); Oettle, H. [Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Campus-Virchow-Klinikum, Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Haematologie und Onkologie der Charite (Germany); Felix, R.; Stroszczynski, C. [Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Klinik fuer Strahlenheilkunde und Poliklinik, Charite (Germany)

    2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose. To evaluate the feasibility and potential advantages of the radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors using new MRI-compatible semiflexible applicators in a closed-bore high-field MRI scanner. Methods. We treated 8 patients with 12 malignant liver tumors of different origin (5 colorectal carcinoma, 2 cholangiocellular carcinoma, 1 breast cancer) under MRI guidance. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) was performed using 5 cm Rita Starburst Semi-Flex applicators (Rita Medical Systems, Milwaukee, WI, USA) which are suitable for MR- and CT-guided interventions and a 150 W RF generator. All interventions were performed in a closed-bore 1.5 T high-field MRI scanner for MRI-guided RFA using fast T1-weighted gradient echo sequences and T2-weighted ultra-turbo spin echo sequences. Control and follow-up MRI examinations were performed on the next day, at 6 weeks, and every 3 months after RFA. Control MRI were performed as double-contrast MRI examinations (enhancement with iron oxide and gadopentetate dimeglumine). All interventions were performed with the patient under local anesthesia and analgo-sedation. Results. The mean diameter of the treated hepatic tumors was 2.4 cm ({+-}0.6 cm, range 1.0-3.2 cm). The mean diameter of induced necrosis was 3.1 cm ({+-}0.4 cm). We achieved complete ablation in all patients. Follow-up examinations over a duration of 7 months ({+-}1.3 months, range 4-9 month) showed a local control rate of 100% in this group of patients. All interventions were performed without major complications; only 2 subcapsular hematomas were documented. Conclusion. RFA of liver tumors using semiflexible applicators in closed-bore 1.5 T scanner systems is feasible. These applicators might simplify the RFA of liver tumors under MRI control. The stiff distal part of the applicator facilitates its repositioning.

  9. Multicenter Analysis of Effect of High Biologic Effective Dose on Biochemical Failure and Survival Outcomes in Patients With Gleason Score 7-10 Prostate Cancer Treated With Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy

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    Stone, Nelson N. [Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY (United States)], E-mail: nelsonstone@optonline.net; Potters, Louis [North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, NY (United States); Davis, Brian J. [Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (United States); Ciezki, Jay P. [Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (United States); Zelefsky, Michael J. [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States); Roach, Mack; Shinohara, Katsuto [University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (United States); Fearn, Paul A. [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States); Kattan, Michael W. [Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (United States); Stock, Richard G. [Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY (United States)

    2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To investigate the biochemical control rates and survival for Gleason score 7-10 prostate cancer patients undergoing permanent prostate brachytherapy as a function of the biologic effective dose (BED). Methods and Materials: Six centers provided data on 5,889 permanent prostate brachytherapy patients, of whom 1,078 had Gleason score 7 (n = 845) or Gleason score 8-10 (n = 233) prostate cancer and postimplant dosimetry results available. The median prostate-specific antigen level was 7.5 ng/mL (range, 0.4-300). The median follow-up for censored patients was 46 months (range, 5-130). Short-term hormonal therapy (median duration, 3.9 months) was used in 666 patients (61.8%) and supplemental external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in 620 (57.5%). The patients were stratified into three BED groups: <200 Gy (n = 645), 200-220 Gy (n = 199), and >220 Gy (n = 234). Biochemical freedom from failure (bFFF) was determined using the Phoenix definition. Results: The 5-year bFFF rate was 80%. The bFFF rate stratified by the three BED groups was 76.4%, 83.5%, and 88.3% (p < 0.001), respectively. Cox regression analysis revealed Gleason score, prostate-specific antigen level, use of hormonal therapy, EBRT, and BED were associated with bFFF (p < 0.001). Freedom from metastasis improved from 92% to 99% with the greatest doses. The overall survival rate at 5 years for the three BED groups for Gleason score 8-10 cancer was 86.6%, 89.4%, and 94.6%, respectively (p = 0.048). Conclusion: These data suggest that permanent prostate brachytherapy combined with EBRT and hormonal therapy yields excellent bFFF and survival results in Gleason score 7-10 patients when the delivered BEDs are >220 Gy. These doses can be achieved by a combination of 45-Gy EBRT with a minimal dose received by 90% of the target volume of 120 Gy of {sup 103}Pd or 130 Gy of {sup 125}I.

  10. Low Cost Carbon Fibre: Applications, Performance and Cost Models - Chapter 17

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    Warren, Charles David [ORNL; Wheatley, Dr. Alan [University of Sunderland; Das, Sujit [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Weight saving in automotive applications has a major bearing on fuel economy. It is generally accepted that, typically, a 10% weight reduction in an automobile will lead to a 6-8% improvement in fuel economy. In this respect, carbon fibre composites are extremely attractive in their ability to provide superlative mechanical performance per unit weight. That is why they are specified for high-end uses such as Formula 1 racing cars and the latest aircraft (e.g. Boeing 787, Airbus A350 and A380), where they comprise over 50% by weight of the structure However, carbon fibres are expensive and this renders their composites similarly expensive. Research has been carried out at Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL), Tennessee, USA for over a decade with the aim of reducing the cost of carbon fibre such that it becomes a cost-effective option for the automotive industry. Aspects of this research relating to the development of low cost carbon fibre have been reported in Chapter 3 of this publication. In this chapter, the practical industrial applications of low-cost carbon fibre are presented, together with considerations of the performance and cost models which underpin the work.

  11. WINTER BREAK HOUSING APPLICATION

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    Hartman, Chris

    WINTER BREAK HOUSING APPLICATION RESIDENCE HALLS WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12:00PM (NOON), DECEMBER 19-6860 WWW.UAF.EDU/RESLIFE · EMAIL UAF-HOUSING@ALASKA.EDU TEL (907) 474-7247 · FAX (907) 474-6423 WINTER halls open need to complete the winter break housing application. Students that apply for housing before

  12. 2011 Clinic Application

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    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    2011 Clinic Application These clinics are designed to be a two day event Application Due: June 1st as for us to get the best sense of you, it is important that you attend both days of the clinic for Dinner in the Dining Hall the night before the clinic. Dinner for participant and 2 other family members

  13. A convex approximation approach to Weighted Sum Rate Maximization of Multiuser MISO Interference Channel under outage constraints

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    Li, Wei-Chiang; Lin, Che; Chi, Chong-Yung

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper considers weighted sum rate maximization of multiuser multiple-input single-output interference channel (MISO-IFC) under outage constraints. The outage-constrained weighted sum rate maximization problem is a nonconvex optimization problem and is difficult to solve. While it is possible to optimally deal with this problem in an exhaustive search manner by finding all the Pareto-optimal rate tuples in the (discretized) outage-constrained achievable rate region, this approach, however, suffers from a prohibitive computational complexity and is feasible only when the number of transmitter-receive pairs is small. In this paper, we propose a convex optimization based approximation method for efficiently handling the outage-constrained weighted sum rate maximization problem. The proposed approximation method consists of solving a sequence of convex optimization problems, and thus can be efficiently implemented by interior-point methods. Simulation results show that the proposed method can yield near-optim...

  14. Degradation of the molecular weight and nitrate ester content of cellulose nitrate on thermal aging. [PBX-9404

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    Leider, H R

    1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Changes in molecular weight and nitrate ester content for cellulose nitrate (NC), either pure or as a constituent of PBX-9404, were determined as a function of time and temperature. Changes in the number-averaged molecular weight, M/sub n/, are described by the simple theory of random chain scission, and M/sub n/ is found to correlate well with nitrate ester loss. Significant differences are seen between NC aged in the isolated condition and aged as the binder in PBX-9404.

  15. Nanocellulose in Polymer Composites and Biomedical: Research and Applications

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    Lu, Yuan [ORNL; Tekinalp, Halil L [ORNL; Peter, William H [ORNL; Eberle, Cliff [ORNL; Naskar, Amit K [ORNL; Ozcan, Soydan [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanocellulose materials are nano-sized cellulose fibers or crystals that are produced by bacteria or derived from plants. These materials exhibit exceptional strength characteristics, light weight, transparency, and excellent biocompatibility. Compared to some other nanomaterials, nanocellulose is renewable and less expensive to produce. As such, a wide range of applications for nanocellulose has been envisioned. Most extensively studied areas include polymer composites and biomedical applications. Cellulose nanofibrils and nanocrystals have been used to reinforce both thermoplastic and thermoset polymers. Given the hydrophilic nature of these materials, the interfacial properties with most polymers are often poor. Various surface modification procedures have thus been adopted to improve the interaction between polymer matrix and cellulose nanofibrils or nanocrystals. In addition, the applications of nanocellulose as biomaterials have been explored including wound dressing, tissue repair, and medical implants. Nanocellulose materials for wound healing and periodontal tissue recovery have become commercially available, demonstrating the great potential of nanocellulose as a new generation of biomaterials. In this review, we highlight the applications of nanocellulose as reinforcing fillers for composites and the effect of surface modification on the mechanical properties as well as the application as biomaterials.

  16. Year GBClass Make Model M/M/Specs EmisStd City Hiwy Green Score 2014 01_TS AUDI TT ROADSTER QUATTRO 2.0L 4, auto Awd [P] ULEV II / Bin 5 22 31 42

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    Derisi, Joseph

    Year GBClass Make Model M/M/Specs EmisStd City Hiwy Green Score 2014 01_TS MERCEDES-BENZ SMART FORTWO (CONVERTIBLE) 1.0L 3, auto [P] ULEV II / Bin 5 34 38 53 2014 01_TS MERCEDES-BENZ SMART FORTWO (COUPE) 1.0L 3, auto [P] ULEV II / Bin 5 34 38 53 2014 01_TS MERCEDES

  17. Demonstration of improved vehicle fuel efficiency through innovative tire design, materials, and weight reduction technologies

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    Donley, Tim [Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Incorporated, Findlay, OH (United States)

    2014-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Cooper completed an investigation into new tire technology using a novel approach to develop and demonstrate a new class of fuel efficient tires using innovative materials technology and tire design concepts. The objective of this work was to develop a new class of fuel efficient tires, focused on the “replacement market” that would improve overall passenger vehicle fuel efficiency by 3% while lowering the overall tire weight by 20%. A further goal of this project was to accomplish the objectives while maintaining the traction and wear performance of the control tire. This program was designed to build on what has already been accomplished in the tire industry for rolling resistance based on the knowledge and general principles developed over the past decades. Cooper’s CS4 (Figure #1) premium broadline tire was chosen as the control tire for this program. For Cooper to achieve the goals of this project, the development of multiple technologies was necessary. Six technologies were chosen that are not currently being used in the tire industry at any significant level, but that showed excellent prospects in preliminary research. This development was divided into two phases. Phase I investigated six different technologies as individual components. Phase II then took a holistic approach by combining all the technologies that showed positive results during phase one development.

  18. Activation barriers for oxygen diffusion in polystyrene and polycarbonate glasses: Effects of low molecular weight additives

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    Gao, Y.; Baca, A.M.; Wang, B.; Ogilby, P.R. (Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemistry)

    1994-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A recently developed spectroscopic technique was used to determine oxygen diffusion coefficients, D, as a function of temperature in polystyrene and polycarbonate films. The data were quantified by using an Arrhenius expression with the following variables: (a) a diffusion activation barrier, E[sub act], and (b) a diffusion coefficient, D[sub 0], that represents the condition of barrier-free'' gas transport. From the perspective that diffusion depends on free volume, the parameters E[sub act] and D[sub 0] are interpreted to reflect dynamic and static elements of free volume in the polymer matrix. The addition of low molecular weight solutes to these amorphous glasses can alter the oxygen diffusion coefficient by affecting the dynamic and/or static free volume of the material. These effects are manifested in the parameters E[sub act] and D[sub 0]. Depending on the temperature, the additive may either inhibit or facilitate oxygen diffusion relative to diffusion in the unperturbed, additive-free material. Data are reported for films containing dimethyl phthalate, diphenyl phthalate, cholestane, and molecular nitrogen as additives.

  19. Wind energy applications guide

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    anon.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The brochure is an introduction to various wind power applications for locations with underdeveloped transmission systems, from remote water pumping to village electrification. It includes an introductory section on wind energy, including wind power basics and system components and then provides examples of applications, including water pumping, stand-alone systems for home and business, systems for community centers, schools, and health clinics, and examples in the industrial area. There is also a page of contacts, plus two specific example applications for a wind-diesel system for a remote station in Antarctica and one on wind-diesel village electrification in Russia.

  20. Heat Pumps - Theory and Applications

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    Altin, M.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    compressors (heat pumps) with actual applications in Monsanto. Guidelines for possible application areas are drawn from the analysis, and conclusions are drawn both about the usefulness of exergy analysis and about the heat pump application areas....

  1. Effect of nitrogen source, rate and time of application on soil nitrogen status and on the characteristics of the plant

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    Sadik, Mohamed Kamal

    1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on July Z4. A sumxnary of the analysis of variance on soil nitrogen (NO3 and NH+4) as affected by source, rate and time of nitrogen application. 17 A summary of the analysis of variance on the dry weight of the plant organs and the yield of seed... cotton as affected by source, rate and time of nitrogen application, 17 A summary of the analysis of variance on ni- trogen (T. N. , NO3 and NH4) content of the different parts of the plant as affected by source, rate and time of nitrogen application...

  2. Impact of Battery Weight and Charging Patterns on the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Plug-in

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    Michalek, Jeremy J.

    the transportation sector. Because plug-in vehicles require large batteries for energy storage, battery weight can of gasoline consumption with electricity. While the U.S. transportation sector is overwhelming powered Samaras Engineering and Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  3. Implementation Shortfall One Objective, Many Algorithms VWAP (Volume Weighted Average Price) has ruled the algorithmic trading world

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    Kearns, Michael

    in the fact that it does not require such cost predictions. VWAP vs. Arrival Price So how does arrival priceImplementation Shortfall ­ One Objective, Many Algorithms VWAP (Volume Weighted Average Price) has year toward using decision price, or implementation shortfall, algorithms. ITG®'s Hitesh Mittal

  4. Method and apparatus for indicating electric charge remaining in batteries based on electrode weight and center of gravity

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    Rouhani, S. Zia (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In most electrochemical batteries which generate electricity through the reaction of a battery electrode with an electrolyte solution, the chemical composition, and thus the weight and density, of the electrode changes as the battery discharges. The invention measures a parameter of the battery which changes as the weight of the electrode changes as the battery discharges and relates that parameter to the value of the parameter when the battery is fully charged and when the battery is functionally discharged to determine the state-of-charge of the battery at the time the parameter is measured. In one embodiment, the weight of a battery electrode or electrode unit is measured to determine the state-of-charge. In other embodiments, where a battery electrode is located away from the geometrical center of the battery, the position of the center of gravity of the battery or shift in the position of the center of gravity of the battery is measured (the position of the center of gravity changes with the change in weight of the electrode) and indicates the state-of-charge of the battery.

  5. Method and apparatus for indicating electric charge remaining in batteries based on electrode weight and center of gravity

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    Rouhani, S.Z.

    1996-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In most electrochemical batteries which generate electricity through the reaction of a battery electrode with an electrolyte solution, the chemical composition, and thus the weight and density, of the electrode changes as the battery discharges. The invention measures a parameter of the battery which changes as the weight of the electrode changes as the battery discharges and relates that parameter to the value of the parameter when the battery is fully charged and when the battery is functionally discharged to determine the state-of-charge of the battery at the time the parameter is measured. In one embodiment, the weight of a battery electrode or electrode unit is measured to determine the state-of-charge. In other embodiments, where a battery electrode is located away from the geometrical center of the battery, the position of the center of gravity of the battery or shift in the position of the center of gravity of the battery is measured (the position of the center of gravity changes with the change in weight of the electrode) and indicates the state-of-charge of the battery. 35 figs.

  6. Development of a branch and price approach involving vertex cloning to solve the maximum weighted independent set problem

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    Sachdeva, Sandeep

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a novel branch-and-price (B&P) approach to solve the maximum weighted independent set problem (MWISP). Our approach uses clones of vertices to create edge-disjoint partitions from vertex-disjoint partitions. We solve the MWISP on sub...

  7. Weight-loss changes PPAR expression, reduces atherosclerosis and improves cardiovascular function in obese insulin-resistant mice

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    Verreth, Wim; Verhamme, Peter; Pelat, Michael; Ganame, Javier; Bielicki, John K.; Mertens, Ann; Quarck, Rozenn; Benhabiles, Nora; Marguerie, Gerard; Mackness, Bharti; Mackness, Mike; Ninio, Ewa; Herregods, Marie-Christine; Balligand, Jean-Luc; Holvoet, Paul

    2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Weight-loss in obese insulin-resistant, but not in insulin-sensitive, persons reduces CHD risk. It is not known to what extent changes in the adipose gene expression profile are important for reducing CHD risk. We studied the effect of diet restriction-induced weight-loss on gene expression in adipose tissue, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular function in mice with combined leptin and LDL-receptor deficiency. Obesity, hypertriglyceridemia and insulin-resistance are associated with hypertension, impaired left ventricle function and accelerated atherosclerosis in those mice. Diet restriction during 12 weeks caused a 45% weight-loss and changes in the gene expression in adipose tissue of PPARa and PPAR? and of key genes regulating glucose transport and insulin sensitivity, lipid metabolism, oxidative stress and inflammation, most of which are under the transcriptional control of PPARs. These changes were associated with increased insulin-sensitivity, decreased hypertriglyceridemia, reduced mean 24-hour blood pressure and heart rate, restored circadian variations of blood pressure and heart rate, increased ejection fraction, and reduced atherosclerosis. Thus, induction of PPARa and PPAR? in adipose tissue is a key mechanism for reducing atherosclerosis and improving cardiovascular function resulting from weight-loss. Our observations point to the critical role of PPARs in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular features of the metabolic syndrome.

  8. Treatment with 8-OH-DPAT attenuates the weight loss associated with activity-based anorexia in female rats

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    Hull, Elaine

    ) plays an important role in controlling food intake and regulating body weight. In addition, clinical). This animal model allows researchers to directly manipulate neuronal and endocrine systems that may the effects of pharmacological manipulation of the 5-HT system in female rats exposed to conditions

  9. Lithuanian Mathematical Journal, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2004 A WEIGHTED GOODNESS-OF-FIT TEST FOR GARCH(1, 1)

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    Kokoszka, Piotr

    Lithuanian Mathematical Journal, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2004 A WEIGHTED GOODNESS-OF-FIT TEST FOR GARCH(1 that the observations follow a GARCH(1, 1) model. We study the asymptotic distribution of the statistics of the form Qn lead to and provide a rigorous justification for Portmanteau goodness-of-fit tests for GARCH(1, 1

  10. Experimental Studies of Ilmenite as a Weighting Material in Oil-based Drilling Fluids for HPHT Operations

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    Xiao, Jie

    2013-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Ilmenite (FeTiO_(3)), with a mean particle size of 30 - 45 µm, was first introduced into the oil industry as weighting material in 1976. However, its use was limited mainly because of its abrasiveness to drilling equipment. Recently, a superfine...

  11. Impact of battery weight and charging patterns on the economic and environmental benefits of plug-in hybrid vehicles

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    Michalek, Jeremy J.

    Impact of battery weight and charging patterns on the economic and environmental benefits of plug, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, USA c Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Article history: Received 22 July 2008 Accepted 24 February 2009 Available online 1 April 2009 Keywords

  12. A Multimodal Investigation of Neuronal/Axonal Integrity Using Structural T1-weighted Imaging, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, H MR Spectroscopy

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    Leahy, Richard M.

    , Diffusion Tensor Imaging, and 1 H MR Spectroscopy Soyoung Choi1 , Anand A Joshi2 , Chitresh Bhushan2A Multimodal Investigation of Neuronal/Axonal Integrity Using Structural T1-weighted Imaging , Vincent Schmithorst3 , Stefan Bluml4 , David W Shattuck5 , Richard M Leahy2 , Hanna Damasio1 , Ashok

  13. Supplementary material Setting the weight cut-off in the labelling of gene families with GOslim annotation

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    Gent, Universiteit

    Supplementary material Setting the weight cut-off in the labelling of gene families with GOslim cut-off values in the abscis. The plots show how many gene labels were appointed to the family S1 shows that if the cut-off value increases, the amount of gene families with many GOslim labels

  14. The design, fabrication and maintenance of semi-trailers employed in the highway transport of weight-concentrated radioactive loads

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    Huffman, D.S. [Allied-Signal Inc., Metropolis, IL (United States)

    1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Transportation of weight-concentrated radioactive loads by truck is an essential part of a safe and economical nuclear industry. This proposed standard presents guidance and performance criteria for the safe transport of these weight-concentrated radioactive loads. ANSI N14.30 will detail specific requirements for the design, fabrication, testing, in-service inspections, maintenance and certification of the semi-trailers to be employed in said service. Furthermore, guidelines for a quality assurance program are also enumerated. This standard would apply to any semi-trailer that may or may not be specifically designed to carry weight-concentrated loads. Equipment not suitable per the criteria established in the standard would be removed from service. The nature of the nuclear industry and the need for a positive public perception of the various processes and players, mandates that the highway transportation of weight-concentrated radioactive loads be standardized and made inherently safe. This proposed standard takes a giant step in that direction.

  15. web identity application sectioneleven

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    Derisi, Joseph

    web identity application sectioneleven 99 contents elements of webpage design......................................................................... 100-101 web development and design considerations web banners is required for all official UCSF webpages. This banner includes a required link

  16. Neutron sources and applications

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    Price, D.L. [ed.] [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Rush, J.J. [ed.] [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Review of Neutron Sources and Applications was held at Oak Brook, Illinois, during September 8--10, 1992. This review involved some 70 national and international experts in different areas of neutron research, sources, and applications. Separate working groups were asked to (1) review the current status of advanced research reactors and spallation sources; and (2) provide an update on scientific, technological, and medical applications, including neutron scattering research in a number of disciplines, isotope production, materials irradiation, and other important uses of neutron sources such as materials analysis and fundamental neutron physics. This report summarizes the findings and conclusions of the different working groups involved in the review, and contains some of the best current expertise on neutron sources and applications.

  17. Leadership Honors Application Materials

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    Pantaleone, Jim

    1 Leadership Honors Application Materials Spring 2013 Purpose Leadership Honors are awarded to individuals upon graduation in order to recognize and honor their leadership contributions to the University of Alaska Anchorage while maintaining academic excellence. Leadership activities must enhance

  18. Leadership Honors Application Materials

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    Pantaleone, Jim

    1 Leadership Honors Application Materials Fall 2009 Purpose Leadership Honors are awarded to individuals upon graduation in order to recognize and honor their leadership contributions to the University of Alaska Anchorage while maintaining academic excellence. Leadership activities must enhance

  19. Leadership Honors Application Materials

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    Pantaleone, Jim

    1 Leadership Honors Application Materials Fall 2012 Purpose Leadership Honors are awarded to individuals upon graduation in order to recognize and honor their leadership contributions to the University of Alaska Anchorage while maintaining academic excellence. Leadership activities must enhance

  20. Leadership Honors Application Materials

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    1 Leadership Honors Application Materials Spring 2012 Purpose Leadership Honors are awarded to individuals upon graduation in order to recognize and honor their leadership contributions to the University of Alaska Anchorage while maintaining academic excellence. Leadership activities must enhance