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Data Processing Procedures and Methodology for Estimating Trip Distances for the 1995 American Travel Survey (ATS)  

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The 1995 American Travel Survey (ATS) collected information from approximately 80,000 U.S. households about their long distance travel (one-way trips of 100 miles or more) during the year of 1995. It is the most comprehensive survey of where, why, and how U.S. residents travel since 1977. ATS is a joint effort by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Census (Census); BTS provided the funding and supervision of the project, and Census selected the samples, conducted interviews, and processed the data. This report documents the technical support for the ATS provided by the Center for Transportation Analysis (CTA) in Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which included the estimation of trip distances as well as data quality editing and checking of variables required for the distance calculations.

Hwang, H.-L.; Rollow, J.

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AVG Koeln GmbH | Open Energy Information  

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search Name AVG Koeln GmbH Place Kln, Germany Zip 50735 Product Operating a Waste-to-Energy facility in Kln, Germany. References AVG Koeln GmbH1 LinkedIn...

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Property:AvgAnnlGrossOpCpcty | Open Energy Information  

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AvgAnnlGrossOpCpcty AvgAnnlGrossOpCpcty Jump to: navigation, search Property Name AvgAnnlGrossOpCpcty Property Type Number Description Avg. Annual Gross Operating Capacity(MW). Pages using the property "AvgAnnlGrossOpCpcty" Showing 6 pages using this property. F Faulkner I Energy Generation Facility + 49.5 + N Navy I Geothermal Facility + 81.7 + Navy II Geothermal Facility + 86 + Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Power Plant + 22 + North Brawley Geothermal Power Plant + 50 + R Raft River Geothermal Facility + 11.5 + Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Property:AvgAnnlGrossOpCpcty&oldid=400186#SMWResults" Categories: Properties Geothermal Energy Generation Facilities properties What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version

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_MainReport  

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Vehicle Usage Number of trips 773,602 Total distance traveled (mi) 5,558,155 Avg trip distance (mi) 7.2 Avg distance traveled per day when the vehicle was driven (mi) 30.2 Avg...

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Property:AvgGeoFluidTemp | Open Energy Information  

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AvgGeoFluidTemp AvgGeoFluidTemp Jump to: navigation, search Property Name AvgGeoFluidTemp Property Type Temperature Description Average temperature of geofluid in a geothermal area. Subproperties This property has the following 15 subproperties: B Beowawe Hot Springs Geothermal Area Brady Hot Springs Geothermal Area C Chena Geothermal Area D Desert Peak Geothermal Area E East Mesa Geothermal Area G Geysers Geothermal Area H Heber Geothermal Area L Lightning Dock Geothermal Area R Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area S Salton Sea Geothermal Area San Emidio Desert Geothermal Area S cont. Soda Lake Geothermal Area Steamboat Springs Geothermal Area Stillwater Geothermal Area W Wabuska Hot Springs Geothermal Area Pages using the property "AvgGeoFluidTemp" Showing 10 pages using this property.

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Property:AvgReservoirDepth | Open Energy Information  

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AvgReservoirDepth AvgReservoirDepth Jump to: navigation, search Property Name AvgReservoirDepth Property Type Quantity Description Average depth to reservoir Use this type to express a quantity of length. The default unit is the meter (m). Acceptable units (and their conversions) are: Meters - 1 m, meter, meters Meter, Meters, METER, METERS Kilometers - 0.001 km, kilometer, kilometers, Kilometer, Kilometers, KILOMETERS, KILOMETERS Miles - 0.000621371 mi, mile, miles, Mile, Miles, MILE, MILES Feet - 3.28084 ft, foot, feet, Foot, Feet, FOOT, FEET Yards - 1.09361 yd, yard, yards, Yard, Yards, YARD, YARDS Pages using the property "AvgReservoirDepth" Showing 24 pages using this property. A Amedee Geothermal Area + 213 m0.213 km 0.132 mi 698.819 ft 232.939 yd + B Beowawe Hot Springs Geothermal Area + 850 m0.85 km

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Property:IndustrialAvgRate | Open Energy Information  

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IndustrialAvgRate IndustrialAvgRate Jump to: navigation, search Property Name IndustrialAvgRate Property Type Number Description Industrial Average Rate Subproperties This property has the following 279 subproperties: A AEP Generating Company AEP Texas Central Company AEP Texas North Company AES Eastern Energy LP APN Starfirst, L.P. Accent Energy Holdings, LLC Alabama Municipal Elec Authority Alaska Electric & Energy Coop Alaska Energy Authority Alaska Power and Telephone Co Allegheny Electric Coop Inc Alliant Energy Ameren Energy Marketing Ameren Illinois Company American Electric Power Co., Inc. American Mun Power-Ohio, Inc American Samoa Power Authority American Transmission Systems Inc Anoka Electric Coop Appalachian Power Co Aquila Inc Aquila Inc (Missouri) Arizona Electric Pwr Coop Inc

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Property:CommercialAvgRate | Open Energy Information  

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CommercialAvgRate CommercialAvgRate Jump to: navigation, search Property Name CommercialAvgRate Property Type Number Description Commercial Average Rate Subproperties This property has the following 279 subproperties: A AEP Generating Company AEP Texas Central Company AEP Texas North Company AES Eastern Energy LP APN Starfirst, L.P. Accent Energy Holdings, LLC Alabama Municipal Elec Authority Alaska Electric & Energy Coop Alaska Energy Authority Alaska Power and Telephone Co Allegheny Electric Coop Inc Alliant Energy Ameren Energy Marketing Ameren Illinois Company American Electric Power Co., Inc. American Mun Power-Ohio, Inc American Samoa Power Authority American Transmission Systems Inc Anoka Electric Coop Appalachian Power Co Aquila Inc Aquila Inc (Missouri) Arizona Electric Pwr Coop Inc

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Property:CoolingTowerWaterUseAnnlAvgConsumed | Open Energy Information  

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Name CoolingTowerWaterUseAnnlAvgConsumed Property Type Number Description Cooling Tower Water use (annual average) (afday) Consumed. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgw...

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3Solar Energy and the Distance to Juno from the Sun As the Juno spacecraft travels to Jupiter,  

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at its maximum distance from the sun? Space Math http://spacemath.gsfc.nasa.gov #12;Answer Key 3 Problem, it gets farther from the sun every day. Because the spacecraft generates its electrical power using solar(r)? Problem 3 ­ For what angle, , will the spacecraft be able to generate only ¼ of the electrical power

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Property:CoolingTowerWaterUseAnnlAvgGross | Open Energy Information  

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Property Name CoolingTowerWaterUseAnnlAvgGross Property Type Number Description Cooling Tower Water use (annual average) (afday) Gross. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgw...

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_MainReport  

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Usage Usage Overall fuel economy (mpg) 139 Overall electrical energy consumption (AC Wh/mi) 293 Number of trips¹ 76,425 Total distance traveled (mi) 609,737 Avg trip distance (mi) 8.0 Avg distance traveled per day when the vehicle was driven (mi) 36.4 Avg number of trips between charging events 3.0 Avg distance traveled between charging events (mi) 24.1 Avg number of charging events per day when the vehicle was driven 1.5

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Travel Medicine  

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SCOPE OF PROBLEM SCOPE OF PROBLEM * 21% of U.S. Adult Population Travel for Business * 1.4 million International Travelers Daily * Numbers will Increase * Include Workers in Planning TRAVEL AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE * Endemic Exotic Diseases * Antimicrobial Resistance *Non-Specific Presentation of Disease * Emergence/ Re-emergence of Infectious Agents * Importation/ Exportation of Infection Mary L. Doyle, MPH, RN, COHN-S/CM DOE Headquarters January 17,2002 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL * Economic Expansion * Globalization of Companies * Extended * Extended & Short-tenn Assignments * Multi-National Travel * Circle Globe in Three Days * Incubation Period for Infectious Diseases * Employee Needs Advice from OHN HEALTH ASSESSMENT * Potential Travel Illnesses * Employee Health Risks

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MonthlyReport  

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Braking Energy Recovery (%) 14% City Trips ( < 5 stopsmile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 380 Number of trips 106 Distance traveled (mi) 237 Percent...

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MonthlyReport  

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Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% City Trips ( < 5 stopsmile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 414 Number of trips 152 Distance traveled (mi) 131 Percent...

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MonthlyReport  

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Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% City Trips ( < 5 stopsmile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 410 Number of trips 94 Distance traveled (mi) 307 Percent of...

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Travel Visa  

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Please note that the Department of Homeland Security is implementing the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which is expected to be mandatory for

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Travel Reimbursement  

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Fund. TRAVEL RESOURCES Albuquerque Sunport Albuquerque Sunport Car Rental Center Atomic City Transit FastPark and Relax Albuquerque Airport Parking GSA Domestic Per Diem...

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Zero Energy Travel  

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It is fundamentally possible to travel with zero energy based on Newton Laws of Motion. According to the first law of motion, a body will continue to travel for infinite distance unless it is acted upon by another force. For a body in motion, the force which stops perpetual motion is friction. However, there are many circumstances that friction is zero, for example in space, where there is vacuum. On earth, gravity makes objects to be in constant contact with each other generating friction but technology exists to separate them in the air using powerful magnetic forces. At low speeds, the friction caused by air is minimal but we can create vacuum even on land for high speed travel. Another condition for travelling is for it to stop at its destination. On land, we can recover the kinetic energy back into electrical energy using brushless permanent magnet generators. These generators can also convert electric energy into kinetic energy in order to provide motion. This article reviews technologies that will allow us to travel with zero energy. It is easier to do it on land but in the air, it is not obvious.

Othman Ahmad; Aroland Kiring; Ali Chekima

2011-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Travel | Department of Energy  

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Travel Travel Travel The Travel Services Team serves as the Headquarters POC for the following services: Headquarters Travel Management Center (TMC) Official Travel, Domestic and Foriegn Foreign Travel Management System (FTMS) Official Travel Regulations and Guidelines U.S. Passports and Visa Services (Official and Diplomatic) Non-Refundable Airfare Guidance International Insurance for DOE Officials (MEDEX) RezProfiler Instructions Car Rental Hotel Reservations Travel FAQs For questions about Travel Services or the Travel Management Center, see the Contact Us, Travel Services Section Travel Management Center (TMC) The Travel Services Team oversees the Travel Management Center (TMC), which is operated by ADTRAV Travel Management. Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Office Location - Forrestal, Room GE-180

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Travel Award Program  

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Travel Award Program. What is the travel award? The CNST has a Cooperative Agreement with the University of Maryland Nanocenter. ...

2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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http://baltoferretclub.com/travel.html http://baltoferretclub.com/evacuation.html  

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Whole eggs Liver Fish Fish oil Fat Chicken Fat Turkey Fat Poultry Fat Other Beet Pulp Brewer's Yeast;Nutritional Requirements Protein: 32-38% avg 35% Fat: 18-25% avg. 20% Fiber: Less than 3% avg. 2% Carbs than 12% avg 10% Accepted Good Ingredients Meats Chicken Turkey Lamb Chicken Meal Turkey Meal Lamb Meal

Selmic, Sandra

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MonthlyReport  

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with battery state of charge below 90% (for charging events with SOC reported) Vehicle Usage Number of trips 3,364 Total distance traveled (mi) 21,706 Avg trip distance (mi) 5.8...

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Information for Travelers  

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Information for Travelers. Background Notes of Countries and International Organizations; Centers for Disease Control Health Information; ...

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Travel Notes - World Market Update  

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Travel notes, air travel, rail travel. Travel Notes - World Market Update Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Processing Elearning Olive oil Industry Events Industrial Oil Products Abstracts Program Travel Hotel Short Courses Exhibits Regi

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MonthlyReport  

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Braking Energy Recovery (%) 14% City Trips ( < 5 stopsmile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 402 Number of trips 694 Distance traveled (mi) 1,450 Percent...

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TMS Intl Travel Visa  

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Please note that the Department of Homeland Security is implementing the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which is expected to be mandatory for

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Segmenting the mature travel market by motivation  

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The purpose of this study was to segment mature travellers based on their motivations and to profile the similarities and differences between mature travel market segments according to their sociodemographic and travel-related characteristics. A ... Keywords: USA, United States, cluster analysis, data analysis, educational travellers, factor analysis, mature markets, mature travellers, personal travellers, segmentation, social travellers, sociodemographics, travel market segments, travel motivation

Yawei Wang; Yanli Zhang; John Xia; Zhongxian Wang

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interviewee Travel Regulations Scope  

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3/2012 3/2012 Interviewee Travel Regulations Scope These regulations apply to the reimbursement of round-trip travel expenses incurred by interviewees. These regulations do not apply to applicants who live within a 50-mile radius of Los Alamos based on the Rand McNally Standard Highway Mileage Guide. Reimbursement With the exception of airfare, interviewees will be reimbursed for travel expenses according to Federal travel regulations. For interviewees, airfare reimbursement is limited to the lesser of the standard coach airfare or the actual amount paid. The lowest available airfare should be obtained based on the official business dates and locations. The reimbursement amount will be based on the most direct route available between the interviewee's residence and the laboratory. Costs incurred over the lowest available fare will be the

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Travel Request Form  

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Lodging Lodging Transportation SNAP COLLABORATION MEETING JUNE 1 - 3, 2006 TRAVEL FUNDING REQUEST FORM If you require Travel funding support from LBNL to attend the SNAP Collaboration Meeting, please fill out the travel request form below and click on the "SEND" button. As an alternative, you can simply email the requested information on the form to snap@lbl.gov Deadline: Please submit your request NLT Wednesday, May 10, 2006. Disclaimer: Please note that the submission of this request does not automatically constitute funding approval. 1. First Name Last Name 2. Has this travel funding support been pre-approved by the SNAP management? Yes No 3. If answer to #2 is "Yes": a) Approval by whom? b) What was the maximum reimbursement amount from SNAP?

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Traveling-wave photodetector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The traveling-wave photodetector of the present invention combines an absorptive optical waveguide and an electrical transmission line, in which optical absorption in the waveguide results in a photocurrent at the electrodes of the electrical transmission line. The optical waveguide and electrical transmission line of the electrically distributed traveling-wave photodetector are designed to achieve matched velocities between the light in the optical waveguide and electrical signal generated on the transmission line. This velocity synchronization provides the traveling-wave photodetector with a large electrical bandwidth and a high quantum efficiency, because of the effective extended volume for optical absorption. The traveling-wave photodetector also provides large power dissipation, because of its large physical size. 4 figures.

Hietala, V.M.; Vawter, G.A.

1993-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Traveling-wave photodetector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The traveling-wave photodetector of the present invention combines an absorptive optical waveguide and an electrical transmission line, in which optical absorption in the waveguide results in a photocurrent at the electrodes of the electrical transmission line. The optical waveguide and electrical transmission line of the electrically distributed traveling-wave photodetector are designed to achieve matched velocities between the light in the optical waveguide and electrical signal generated on the transmission line. This velocity synchronization provides the traveling-wave photodetector with a large electrical bandwidth and a high quantum efficiency, because of the effective extended volume for optical absorption. The traveling-wave photodetector also provides large power dissipation, because of its large physical size.

Hietala, V.M.; Vawter, G.A.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Traveling-wave photodetector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The traveling-wave photodetector of the present invention combines an absorptive optical waveguide and an electrical transmission line, in which optical absorption in the waveguide results in a photocurrent at the electrodes of the electrical transmission line. The optical waveguide and electrical transmission line of the electrically distributed traveling-wave photodetector are designed to achieve matched velocities between the light in the optical waveguide and electrical signal generated on the transmission line. This velocity synchronization provides the traveling-wave photodetector with a large electrical bandwidth and a high quantum efficiency, because of the effective extended volume for optical absorption. The traveling-wave photodetector also provides large power dissipation, because of its large physical size.

Hietala, Vincent M. (Placitas, NM); Vawter, Gregory A. (Albuquerque, NM)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Joint Household Travel Distance Generation and Car Ownership Model  

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at a~ljustmentsof car ownership usage that representare from previous car ownership, train usage, and bus-tram-car usageare moreimportantthan the laggedeffects of public transport usage.

Golob, Thomas F.; Van Wissen , Leo

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Joint Household Travel Distance Generation And Car Ownership Model  

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at a~ljustmentsof car ownership usage that representare from previous car ownership, train usage, and bus-tram-car usageare moreimportantthan the laggedeffects of public transport usage.

Golob, Thomas F.; Van Wissen, Leo

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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University of Kansas Travel Handbook  

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...................................................................................................................5 Future Employees Traveling Before Start Date .....................................................................................................................................6 Transportation Expenses.................................................................................................................................6 Reimbursable Transportation

Peterson, Blake R.

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MonthlyReport  

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0 0 Number of trips 1,610 Distance traveled (mi) 372 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 72% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.2 Average Driving Speed (mph) 5.2 Average Stops per mile 32.1 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 13% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 383 Number of trips 114 Distance traveled (mi) 144 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 28% Average Trip Distance (mi) 1.3 Average Driving Speed (mph) 18.3 Average Stops per mile 3.8 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 16% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 549 Number of trips 5 Distance traveled (mi) 2 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 0% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.4 Average Driving Speed (mph)

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MonthlyReport  

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530 530 Number of trips 1,308 Distance traveled (mi) 495 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 69% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.4 Average Driving Speed (mph) 5.6 Average Stops per mile 31.4 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 471 Number of trips 91 Distance traveled (mi) 175 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 24% Average Trip Distance (mi) 1.9 Average Driving Speed (mph) 16.6 Average Stops per mile 3.8 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 13% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 357 Number of trips 2 Distance traveled (mi) 49 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 7% Average Trip Distance (mi) 24.7 Average Driving Speed (mph)

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MonthlyReport  

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74 74 Number of trips 399 Distance traveled (mi) 148 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 73% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.4 Average Driving Speed (mph) 6.3 Average Stops per mile 35.5 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 11% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 423 Number of trips 27 Distance traveled (mi) 54 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 27% Average Trip Distance (mi) 2.0 Average Driving Speed (mph) 20.7 Average Stops per mile 3.5 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 0 Number of trips 0 Distance traveled (mi) 0 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 0% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.0 Average Driving Speed (mph)

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MonthlyReport  

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0 0 Number of trips 493 Distance traveled (mi) 189 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 38% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.4 Average Driving Speed (mph) 4.9 Average Stops per mile 28.7 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 377 Number of trips 67 Distance traveled (mi) 275 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 56% Average Trip Distance (mi) 4.1 Average Driving Speed (mph) 17.9 Average Stops per mile 3.7 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 13% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 438 Number of trips 1 Distance traveled (mi) 29 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 6% Average Trip Distance (mi) 28.7 Average Driving Speed (mph)

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MonthlyReport  

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505 505 Number of trips 601 Distance traveled (mi) 245 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 62% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.4 Average Driving Speed (mph) 5.4 Average Stops per mile 34.8 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 373 Number of trips 35 Distance traveled (mi) 124 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 31% Average Trip Distance (mi) 3.5 Average Driving Speed (mph) 23.0 Average Stops per mile 3.7 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 13% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 319 Number of trips 3 Distance traveled (mi) 25 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 6% Average Trip Distance (mi) 8.5 Average Driving Speed (mph)

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MonthlyReport  

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613 613 Number of trips 89 Distance traveled (mi) 9 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 30% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.1 Average Driving Speed (mph) 7.0 Average Stops per mile 44.5 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 9% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 487 Number of trips 8 Distance traveled (mi) 5 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 16% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.6 Average Driving Speed (mph) 25.0 Average Stops per mile 3.8 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 6% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 487 Number of trips 7 Distance traveled (mi) 16 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 54% Average Trip Distance (mi) 2.3 Average Driving Speed (mph)

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Transferring 2001 National Household Travel Survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Policy makers rely on transportation statistics, including data on personal travel behavior, to formulate strategic transportation policies, and to improve the safety and efficiency of the U.S. transportation system. Data on personal travel trends are needed to examine the reliability, efficiency, capacity, and flexibility of the Nation's transportation system to meet current demands and to accommodate future demand. These data are also needed to assess the feasibility and efficiency of alternative congestion-mitigating technologies (e.g., high-speed rail, magnetically levitated trains, and intelligent vehicle and highway systems); to evaluate the merits of alternative transportation investment programs; and to assess the energy-use and air-quality impacts of various policies. To address these data needs, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiated an effort in 1969 to collect detailed data on personal travel. The 1969 survey was the first Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS). The survey was conducted again in 1977, 1983, 1990, 1995, and 2001. Data on daily travel were collected in 1969, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 1995. In 2001, the survey was renamed the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and it collected both daily and long-distance trips. The 2001 survey was sponsored by three USDOT agencies: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The primary objective of the survey was to collect trip-based data on the nature and characteristics of personal travel so that the relationships between the characteristics of personal travel and the demographics of the traveler can be established. Commercial and institutional travel were not part of the survey. Due to the survey's design, data in the NHTS survey series were not recommended for estimating travel statistics for categories smaller than the combination of Census division (e.g., New England, Middle Atlantic, and Pacific), MSA size, and the availability of rail. Extrapolating NHTS data within small geographic areas could risk developing and subsequently using unreliable estimates. For example, if a planning agency in City X of State Y estimates travel rates and other travel characteristics based on survey data collected from NHTS sample households that were located in City X of State Y, then the agency could risk developing and using unreliable estimates for their planning process. Typically, this limitation significantly increases as the size of an area decreases. That said, the NHTS contains a wealth of information that could allow statistical inferences about small geographic areas, with a pre-determined level of statistical certainty. The question then becomes whether a method can be developed that integrates the NHTS data and other data to estimate key travel characteristics for small geographic areas such as Census tract and transportation analysis zone, and whether this method can outperform other, competing methods.

Hu, Patricia S [ORNL; Reuscher, Tim [ORNL; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL; Chin, Shih-Miao [ORNL

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2005 PTM Travel Information - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TRAVEL INFORMATION SOCIAL EVENTS & TOURS VISA INFORMATION ... Wind: SSW at 7 mph. Airport Delays Beach Conditions Pollen Reports...

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Travel plans: opportunities for ICT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Site-based mobility management or 'travel plans' address the transport problem by engaging with those organisations such as employers that are directly responsible for generating the demand for travel, and hence have the potential to have a major impact ... Keywords: ict, market niche, sustainable transport, travel plans

Marcus P. Enoch

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2001 New York State NHTS: Travel Patterns of Special Populations  

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Policymakers rely on transportation statistics, including data on personal travel behavior, to formulate strategic transportation policies, and to improve the safety and efficiency of the U.S. transportation system. Data on personal travel trends are needed to examine the reliability, efficiency, capacity, and flexibility of the Nation's transportation system to meet current demands and accommodate future demands; to assess the feasibility and efficiency of alternative congestion-alleviating technologies (e.g., high-speed rail, magnetically levitated trains, intelligent vehicle and highway systems); to evaluate the merits of alternative transportation investment programs; and to assess the energy-use and air-quality impacts of various policies. To address these data needs, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiated an effort in 1969 to collect detailed data on personal travel. The 1969 survey was the first Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS). The survey was conducted again in 1977, 1983, 1990, 1995, and 2001. Data on daily travel were collected in 1969, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 1995. Longer-distance travel was collected in 1977 and 1995. The 2001 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) collected both daily and longer-distance trips in one survey. The 2001 survey was sponsored by three USDOT agencies: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The primary objective of the survey was to collect trip-based data on the nature and characteristics of personal travel so that the relationships between the characteristics of personal travel and the demographics of the traveler can be established. Commercial and institutional travel was not part of the survey. New York State participated in the 2001 NHTS by procuring additional 12,000 sample households. These additional sample households allowed New York State to address transportation planning issues pertinent to geographic areas that are significantly smaller than what the national NHTS data allowed. The final sample size for New York State was 13,423 usable households. In this report, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) identifies and analyzes differences, if any, in travel patterns that are attributable to demographic characteristics (e.g., gender, age, race and ethnicity), household characteristics (e.g., low income households, zero and one car households), modal characteristics and geographic location. Travel patterns of those who work at home are examined and compared to those of conventional workers, as well as those who do not work. Focus is given to trip frequency, travel by time of day, trip purpose, and mode choice. For example, included in this analysis is the mobility of the elderly population in New York State. The American society is undergoing a major demographic transformation that is resulting in a greater percentage of older individuals in the population. In addition to demographic changes, recent travel surveys show that an increasing number of older individuals are licensed to drive and that they drive more than their same age cohort did a decade ago. Cohort differences in driving are particularly apparent - not only are more of today's elderly population licensed to drive than their age cohort two decades ago, they also drive more. Equally important are the increase in immigration and in racial and cultural diversity. This report also discusses vehicle availability, socioeconomic characteristics, travel trends (e.g., miles travelled, distance driven, commute patterns), and the transportation accessibility of these populations. Specifically, this report addresses in detail the travel behavior of the following special populations: (1) the elderly, defined as those who were 65 years old or older, (2) low-income households, (3) ethnic groups and immigrants, and (4) those who worked at home.

Hu, Patricia S [ORNL; Reuscher, Tim [ORNL

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Travel Demand Modeling  

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This chapter describes the principal types of both passenger and freight demand models in use today, providing a brief history of model development supported by references to a number of popular texts on the subject, and directing the reader to papers covering some of the more recent technical developments in the area. Over the past half century a variety of methods have been used to estimate and forecast travel demands, drawing concepts from economic/utility maximization theory, transportation system optimization and spatial interaction theory, using and often combining solution techniques as varied as Box-Jenkins methods, non-linear multivariate regression, non-linear mathematical programming, and agent-based microsimulation.

Southworth, Frank [ORNL; Garrow, Dr. Laurie [Georgia Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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d. volunteer leader travel policy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

the name of the event, who is attending, and a projected cost for budgetary purposes. The proposed volunteer leader travel budget will be approved by the...

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PRICM 8: Housing and Travel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Please note that the Department of Homeland Security is implementing the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which is expected to be mandatory for

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1999 EMC: Travel Information - TMS  

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Jul 2, 1999 ... Travel by Train: Amtrak provides daily service from San Francisco and Los Angeles. The station is located in downtown Santa Barbara.

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Travel and Entertainment All Airlines  

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, Flying Fields Travel Agencies and Tour Operators Bridge and Road Fees, Tolls Services (Utilities) Wire Institutions Securities Brokers /Dealers Insurance Sales, Underwriting and Premiums Lodging Hotels, Motels

Castillo, Steven P.

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_MainReport  

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26 26 Overall electrical energy consumption (AC Wh/mi) 253 Number of trips¹ 526,156 Total distance traveled (mi) 4,369,753 Avg trip distance (mi)² 8.2 Avg distance traveled per day when the vehicle was driven (mi) 39.4 Avg number of trips between charging events 3.4 Avg distance traveled between charging events (mi) 27.9 Avg number of charging events per day when the vehicle was driven 1.4 EV Project Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Summary Report Region: ALL Number of vehicles: 1766 Reporting period: January 2013 through March 2013 Charging Location Home charging location³ Away-from-home charging locations Unknown charging locations Total number of charging events 124,954 21,973 7,718 Percent of all charging events 81% 14% 5% 1 A trip is defined as all the driving done between consecutive "key-on" and "key-off" events when some distance was traveled.

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_MainReport  

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26 26 Overall electrical energy consumption (AC Wh/mi) 229 Number of trips¹ 369,118 Total distance traveled (mi) 3,001,976 Avg trip distance (mi) 8.1 Avg distance traveled per day when the vehicle was driven (mi) 40.5 Avg number of trips between charging events 3.5 Avg distance traveled between charging events (mi) 28.2 Avg number of charging events per day when the vehicle was driven 1.4 EV Project Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Summary Report Region: ALL Number of vehicles: 1021 Reporting period: October 2012 through December 2012 Charging Location and Type Home charging location² Away-from- home charging locations³ Unknown charging locations Number of charging events 86,264 13,547 6,698 Percent of all charging events 81% 13% 6% 1 A trip is defined as all the driving done between consecutive "key-on" and "key-off" events when some distance was traveled.

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_MainReport  

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55 55 Overall electrical energy consumption (AC Wh/mi) 242 Number of trips¹ 147,886 Total distance traveled (mi) 1,184,265 Avg trip distance (mi) 8.0 Avg distance traveled per day when the vehicle was driven (mi) 39.6 Avg number of trips between charging events 3.2 Avg distance traveled between charging events (mi) 26.0 Avg number of charging events per day when the vehicle was driven 1.5 EV Project Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Summary Report Region: ALL Number of vehicles: 408 Reporting period: April 2012 through June 2012 Charging Location and Type Home charging location² Away-from- home charging locations³ Unknown charging locations Number of charging events 36,015 6,374 3,179 Percent of all charging events 79% 14% 7% 1 A trip is defined as all the driving done between consecutive "key-on" and "key-off" events when some distance was traveled.

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PMP-III 2008: Travel - TMS  

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PMP-III: Travel. For Thailand and Bangkok travel information, visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand. AIRORT TRANSPORTATION. Public metered taxi is the...

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TAKING A TRIP? Travel Management Contracts  

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to airline/rail reservations, hotel lodging, airport transportation, and car rentals. #12;TRAVEL MGMT, car rentals, incidentals. Improper usage examples include movies, utility bills, alcohol. Non travel

Zobin, Nahum

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New York Household Travel Patterns: A Comparison Analysis  

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In 1969, the U. S. Department of Transportation began collecting detailed data on personal travel to address various transportation planning issues. These issues range from assessing transportation investment programs to developing new technologies to alleviate congestion. This 1969 survey was the birth of the Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS). The survey was conducted again in 1977, 1983, 1990 and 1995. Longer-distance travel was collected in 1977 and 1995. In 2001, the survey was renamed to the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and collected both daily and longer-distance trips in one survey. In addition to the number of sample households that the national NPTS/NHTS survey allotted to New York State (NYS), the state procured an additional sample of households in both the 1995 and 2001 surveys. In the 1995 survey, NYS procured an addition sample of more than 9,000 households, increasing the final NY NPTS sample size to a total of 11,004 households. Again in 2001, NYS procured 12,000 additional sample households, increasing the final New York NHTS sample size to a total of 13,423 households with usable data. These additional sample households allowed NYS to address transportation planning issues pertinent to geographic areas significantly smaller than for what the national NPTS and NHTS data are intended. Specifically, these larger sample sizes enable detailed analysis of twelve individual Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Furthermore, they allowed NYS to address trends in travel behavior over time. In this report, travel data for the entire NYS were compared to those of the rest of the country with respect to personal travel behavior and key travel determinants. The influence of New York City (NYC) data on the comparisons of the state of New York to the rest of the country was also examined. Moreover, the analysis examined the relationship between population density and travel patterns, and the similarities and differences among New York MPOs. The 1995 and 2001 survey data make it possible to examine and identify travel trends over time. This report does not address, however, the causes of the differences and/or trends.

Hu, Patricia S [ORNL; Reuscher, Tim [ORNL

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distance in architecture  

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The document which follows represents an exploration of distance and its connection to architecture. This exploration is threefold. On one level it regards distance as an ontological question, researching for precedent ...

Criparacos, George C

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal distance separating halfspace  

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Plastria & Carrizosa / Optimal distance separating halfspace. 2. 1 Gauge Distance to a Hyperplane. Let ? be a gauge on Rd with unit ball B, i.e. B is a compact...

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Stable operating regime for traveling wave devices  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Autophase stability is provided for a traveling wave device (TWD) electron beam for amplifying an RF electromagnetic wave in walls defining a waveguide for said electromagnetic wave. An off-axis electron beam is generated at a selected energy and has an energy noise inherently arising from electron gun. The off-axis electron beam is introduced into the waveguide. The off-axis electron beam is introduced into the waveguide at a second radius. The waveguide structure is designed to obtain a selected detuning of the electron beam. The off-axis electron beam has a velocity and the second radius to place the electron beam at a selected distance from the walls defining the waveguide, wherein changes in a density of the electron beam due to the RF electromagnetic wave are independent of the energy of the electron beam to provide a concomitant stable operating regime relative to the energy noise.

Carlsten, Bruce E. (Los Alamos, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Quantum Mechanical Travelling Salesman  

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A quantum simulation of a travelling salesman is described. A vector space for a graph is defined together with a sequence of operators which transform a special initial state into a superposition states representing Hamiltonian tours. The quantum amplitude for any tour is a function of the classical cost of travelling along the edges in that tour. Tours with the largest quantum amplitude may be different than those with the smallest classically-computed cost.

Ravindra N. Rao

2011-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Globular Cluster Distance Determinations  

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The present status of the distance scale to Galactic globular clusters is reviewed. Six distance determination techniques which are deemed to be most reliable are discussed in depth. These different techniques are used to calibrate the absolute magnitude of the RR Lyrae stars. The various calibrations fall into three groups. Main sequence fitting using Hipparcos parallaxes, theoretical HB models and the RR Lyrae in the LMC all favor a bright calibration, implying a `long' globular cluster distance scale. White dwarf fitting and the astrometric distances yield a somewhat fainter RR Lyrae calibration, while the statistical parallax solution yields faint RR Lyrae stars implying a `short' distance scale to globular clusters. Various secondary distance indicators discussed all favor the long distance scale. The `long' and `short' distance scales differ by (0.31+/-0.16) mag. Averaging together all of the different distance determinations yields Mv(RR) = (0.23+/-0.04)([Fe/H] + 1.6) + (0.56+/-0.12) mag.

Brian Chaboyer

1998-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Going the Distance | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Going the Distance Going the Distance Solar Decathlon 2013: Going the Distance September 17, 2013 - 4:26pm Addthis Toggle Routes on/off Return to map → Solar Decathlon Journeys Visualizing the distances that each Solar Decathlon house travelled Click competitors to toggle their journeys on and off. All routes and distances are approximate. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Solar Decathlon 2013: In our new blog series, we're going behind the scenes to show you what it takes to compete in the Solar Decathlon. First up: Meet the teams competing this year and learn how they were selected. Part two looks at how the teams must master the art of fundraising. What does it take to design an energy-efficient, solar-powered house? Part three looks at creating a winning design.

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Evaluation of an Urban Travel Training for Older Adults  

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of life. Travel training programs designed to increaseevaluation of a travel training program that educated olderservices. Travel training programs that instruct older

Babka, Rhianna JoIris; Cooper, Jill F.; Ragland, David R.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Tribal Leader Solar Energy Forum - Travel Fact Sheet | Department...  

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Tribal Leader Solar Energy Forum - Travel Fact Sheet DOE Tribal Leader Solar Energy Forum - Travel Fact Sheet Travel Fact Sheet Palm Springs Dec 2011.pdf More Documents &...

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Traveling Between Iranian and American Identities  

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D aily life in Shiraz, Iran Traveling Between Iranian andpudding (samanu) symbolic of Irans 2000-year-old culturalwriters and my travels to Iran during the past summer. As an

Pazargadi, Leila

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma Colloquium Travel Grant Program  

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OAK B188 Plasma Colloquium Travel Grant Program. The purpose of the Travel Grant Program is to increase the awareness of plasma research. The new results and techniques of plasma research in fusion plasmas, plasma processing space plasmas, basic plasma science, etc, have broad applicability throughout science. The benefits of these results are limited by the relatively low awareness and appreciation of plasma research in the larger scientific community. Whereas spontaneous interactions between plasma scientists and other scientists are useful, a focused effort in education and outreach to other scientists is efficient and is needed. The academic scientific community is the initial focus of this effort, since that permits access to a broad cross-section of scientists and future scientists including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and research staff.

Hazeltine, R.D.

1998-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Creating a Virtual HVAC Laboratory for Continuing/Distance Education  

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Facilities engineering is one technical field where lab-based continuing education programs can be delivered in a distance learning format. The widespread use of computer controls for optimizing the efficiency of a building's mechanical and electrical systems has made the "distance" element possible. Rather than traveling to individual buildings to make pressure, temperature, and flow measurements in person, facility engineers routinely access performance data over the Internet. This networking capability has been used in an educational setting to deliver interactive technical training to large numbers of undergraduate students and professional facilities engineers. Many students can access real time data from a single piece of HVAC equipment over the Internet.

William J. Hutzel

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Travel  

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... Train - Amtrak runs to the Rockville and Union Station stops, from which you can get on the Metro and take the Red line to Shady Grove, from which ...

2013-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Approximating geodesic tree distance  

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Billera, Holmes, and Vogtmann introduced an intriguing new phylogenetic tree metric for weighted trees with useful properties related to statistical analysis. However, the best known algorithm for calculating this distance is exponential in the number ... Keywords: Analysis of algorithms, Phylogeny, Tree metric

Nina Amenta; Matthew Godwin; Nicolay Postarnakevich; Katherine St. John

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Greenhouse Earth: A Traveling Exhibition  

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The Franklin Institute Science Museum provided an exhibit entitled the Greenhouse Earth: A Traveling Exhibition. This 3500 square-foot exhibit on global climate change was developed in collaboration with the Association of Science-Technology Centers. The exhibit opened at The Franklin Institute on February 14, 1992, welcoming 291,000 visitors over its three-month stay. During its three-year tour, Greenhouse Earth will travel to ten US cities, reaching two million visitors. Greenhouse Earth aims to deepen public understanding of the scientific issues of global warming and the conservation measures that can be taken to slow its effects. The exhibit features hands-on exhibitry, interactive computer programs and videos, a theater production, a demonstration cart,'' guided tours, and lectures. supplemental educational programs at the Institute included a teachers preview, a symposium on climate change, and a satellite field trip.'' The development of Greenhouse Earth included front-end and formative evaluation procedures. Evaluation includes interviews with visitors, prototypes, and summative surveys for participating museums. During its stay in Philadelphia, Greenhouse Earth was covered by the local and national press, with reviews in print and broadcast media. Greenhouse Earth is the first large-scale museum exhibit to address global climate change.

Booth, W.H.; Caesar, S.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is Interstellar Space Travel Possible?  

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It is shown that space travel, even in the most distant future, will remain confined to our own planetary system, and a similar conclusion will hold forth for any other civilization, no matter how advanced it might be, unless those extra-terrestrial species have life spans order of magnitude longer than ours. Even in such a case it is unlikely that they will travel much farther than their immediate stellar neighbourhood, as each such excursion will exhaust the resources of their home planet so much that those will dwindle rather fast and there might not be much left for the further scientific and technological advancements. So the science-fiction fancy of a "Galactic Empire" may ever remain in our fantasies only. And as for the mythical UFOs, whose quiet appearances do get reported in the press once in a while, recent explorations have shown no evidence that any such thing could have an origination within our own solar system itself. And a "quiet trip" back and forth from a distant star is almost impossible a...

Singal, Tanmay

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Equation Modeling For Travel Behavior Research  

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variables. However, car usage was found to be complementaryconcerning reductions in car usage, and feelings related toPre-commitment and usage: Season tickets, cars and travel.

Golob, Thomas F.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Equation Modeling for Travel Behavior Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

variables. However, car usage was found to be complementaryconcerning reductions in car usage, and feelings related toPre-commitment and usage: Season tickets, cars and travel.

Golob, Thomas F.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Equation Modeling For Travel Behavior Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

variables. However, car usage was found to be complementaryconcerning reductions in car usage, and feelings related toPre-commitment and usage: Season tickets, cars and travel.

Golob, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Travel Resources | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Travel Resources Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Future Science & Technology Programs > Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing Institutional Research...

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2003 TMS Annual Meeting: Travel Information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This service accesses all major airlines and Amtrak. Public buses, trolleys, and coasters provide transportation throughout the city and county with travel to and...

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Non-Motorized Travel Study.pub  

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Motorized Travel Study: Motorized Travel Study: Identifying Factors that Influence Communities to Walk and Bike and to Examine Why, or Why Not, Travelers Walk and Bike in Their Communities Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725 Research Areas Freight Flows Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies Research Brief T he idea of livable communities suggests that people should have the option to utilize non-motorized travel (NMT), specifically walking and bicycling, to conduct their daily tasks. Forecasting personal travel by walk and bike is necessary as part of regional transportation planning, and requires fine

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TRAVEL POLICY AND UMBC #VIII-11.00.01  

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be utilized whenever possible for airline, train or bus tickets as well as hotel accommodations and car Reimbursements Ticketing Hotel Reservations Meals Travel by Car Travel by Private Airplane Travel Advances

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

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Professional Preface, 8 (2): Traveling to Seattle! - TMS  

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Traveling to Seattle! TMS and its technical divisions are proud to again offer the Student Travel Scholarship Program. Three technical divisions, Electronic,...

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Secretary Chu and Energy Department Officials to Travel Across...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Travel Across America to Discuss the Obama Administration's Commitment to Energy Innovation and Manufacturing Secretary Chu and Energy Department Officials to Travel Across America...

82

'Fun with Science' travels north to Alaska  

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312science 12132012 'Fun with Science' travels north to Alaska Linda A Lucchetti, LLNL, (925) 422-5815, lucchetti1@llnl.gov Printer-friendly Students in Noorvik, Alaska...

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Travel Resources | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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Travel Resources | National Nuclear Security Administration Travel Resources | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog The National Nuclear Security Administration Travel Resources Home > About Us > Our Programs > Defense Programs > Future Science & Technology Programs > Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing and Institutional R&D Programs > Russia Tri-Lab S&T Collaborations > Travel

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TrojanTravel2014 Mystical Bhutan  

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SCierge Service .....24 Attention Crystal Cruisers ..............24 University Travel Disclaimer ............ 25 in russia's Far east and the Aleutian Islands. our other trips include an Amazon river cruise, a month

Zhou, Chongwu

85

The domestic travel sector in China  

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China is already the largest domestic tourism market in the world. Chinese citizens made as many as 800 million overnight domestic trips in 2005. While travel is not a new concept in China, the disposable income they wield, ...

Anders, Jeff, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2002 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Travel Information  

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It is one of five stops along the electric bus tunnel that serves downtown Seattle. ... Washington State Convention & Trade Center (~1.11 Mb); Sheraton Seattle ... These special rates are applicable for travel from the continental United States.

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Chapter 3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled  

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

3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled 3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled Chapter 3. Vehicle-Miles Traveled Vehicle-miles traveled--the number of miles that residential vehicles are driven--is probably the most important information collected by the Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey. Using the data on vehicle-miles traveled allows analysts to answer such questions as: "Are minivans driven more than passenger cars?" "Do people in the West drive more than people elsewhere?" "Do people conserve their new cars by driving them less?" "Who drives more--people in households with children, or other people?" "At what ages do people drive the most?" "How does growing income affect the amount of driving?" In addition to answering those kinds of questions, analysts also use the number of vehicle-miles traveled to compute estimated, on-road vehicle fuel consumption, economy, and expenditures, all of which have important implications for U.S. energy policy and national security (see Chapter 4).

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DOE O 551.1D, Official Foreign Travel  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The order establishes requirements and responsibilities governing official foreign travel by Federal and contractor employees.

2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Identify Strategies to Reduce Business Travel for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Strategies to Reduce Business Travel for Greenhouse Gas Strategies to Reduce Business Travel for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Identify Strategies to Reduce Business Travel for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation October 7, 2013 - 1:34pm Addthis YOU ARE HERE The tables below illustrate some of the more common strategies that can enable employees to travel less and travel more efficiently for business. The "Purpose of Travel" analysis in the previous step can be used with the guidance below to help determine what type of trips may be most appropriately substituted with each business travel alternative. Table 1. Strategies that Enable Employees to Travel Less Business Travel Strategy Best Potential Application Best Practices Web meetings/webinars, including option for video Purpose of travel: training, conferences.

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Employee Travel Policy  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

State Employee Travel State Employee Travel Policy to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Employee Travel Policy on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Employee Travel Policy on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Employee Travel Policy on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Employee Travel Policy on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Employee Travel Policy on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: State Employee Travel Policy on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type State Employee Travel Policy All state agencies and institutions must develop and adopt travel policies that include strategies to reduce petroleum consumption, such as carpooling

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Characteristics of Travellers from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Africa  

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Introduction: Travellers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) travel to different world countries. The awareness of people is changing every day and nowadays travellers seek advices related to their travel and destination more often than before. In the previous years, travellers came to Travel Clinics almost only to get the vaccines which were obligatory for entry into a country. In B&H travel clinics are a part of public health institutes. The largest Travel Clinic which provides service for the highest number of travellers is in the Public Health Institute of Sarajevo Canton, in the city of Sarajevo, which is the capital of B&H. In the last years we have seen an increasing interest for travel to Africa because the highest number of

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2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Rural Schools and Distance Education  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2006, the author began research on current issues in rural education in which teachers recounted narratives of teaching. As deficits, they spoke of an inability to retain teachers, too little diversity in student programming, and lack of access to ... Keywords: Distance Education, Distance Education Technologies, Educational Technology, Rural Schools, Teacher Practices

Barbara G. Barter

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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About Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and  

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AT&T network for consistent, high-quality voice and data communication. Home-based travel counselors&T remote access service connects home-based travel counselors to the CWT global network · Business Value Reliable connections enable cost-effective, customer- pleasing home-based work while handling traffic

Greenberg, Albert

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An investigation of the information needs of air passengers traveling to the airport  

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According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, nearly 200 million person-trips over 100 miles one-way were taken by airplane in 1995, a 186 percent increase since 1977 (Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 1998). As the popularity of air travel continues to increase, the number of trips to and from the airport will inevitably rise also. Passengers will need accurate information about all modes on a total trip basis. This includes the modes of access to and from the airport in addition to the long distance segment of the trip (Sverdrup & Parcel Consultants, Inc., et al., 1996). The purpose of this study was to determine the specific information needs of departing air travelers with regard to the pre-trip and en-route phases of their trip to the airport. Based on the results of this research, effective plans for providing supplementary information in support of ground-side travel can be developed by local, state, and national agencies. To gain an understanding of air passenger information needs, personal interviews were conducted with 216 passengers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. One major finding from this research was that in general, passengers are content with the existing types of real-time travel information that are available. Specifically, the survey results showed that passengers currently use and would prefer to have access to flight information including, confirmed schedules, flight delays, and gate assignments. It was also found that most passengers would prefer to receive travel information earlier in their trip (i.e., before beginning their trip). This could possibly be so that they have the information earlier in their decision-making process and thus would have adequate time to evaluate their options. Finally, based on the survey results, air passengers indicated they would prefer to use e-mail, pagers, telephones, and the Internet when making future travel information inquiries. In particular, business travelers were found to have a higher affinity toward e-mail and pagers, while younger travelers simply preferred newer technologies to receive travel information. As a result, these population categories are prime targets for marketing of information services. Overall, each of these findings was similar to and backed up the results from previous studies.

Burdette, Debra Arlene

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enabling time travel for the scholarly web  

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Enabling time travel for the scholarly web Enabling time travel for the scholarly web Enabling time travel for the scholarly web An international team of information scientists has begun a study to investigate how web links in scientific and other academic articles fail to lead to the resources being referenced. July 16, 2013 Herbert Van de Sompel, a Los Alamos National Laboratory information scientist, describes the information pathway involved in preventing "reference rot" in scientific material linked to the web. Herbert Van de Sompel, a Los Alamos National Laboratory information scientist, describes the information pathway involved in preventing "reference rot" in scientific material linked to the web. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "Increasingly, scientific papers contain links to web pages containing,

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Travelling waves in hybrid chemotaxis models  

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Hybrid models of chemotaxis combine agent-based models of cells with partial differential equation models of extracellular chemical signals. In this paper, travelling wave properties of hybrid models of bacterial chemotaxis are investigated. Bacteria are modelled using an agent-based (individual-based) approach with internal dynamics describing signal transduction. In addition to the chemotactic behaviour of the bacteria, the individual-based model also includes cell proliferation and death. Cells consume the extracellular nutrient field (chemoattractant) which is modelled using a partial differential equation. Mesoscopic and macroscopic equations representing the behaviour of the hybrid model are derived and the existence of travelling wave solutions for these models is established. It is shown that cell proliferation is necessary for the existence of non-transient (stationary) travelling waves in hybrid models. Additionally, a numerical comparison between the wave speeds of the continuum models and the hybr...

Franz, Benjamin; Painter, Kevin J; Erban, Radek

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nano Portfolio student travel award guidelines 1. Travel grants will be made up to $1,000 for conference travel, including  

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Nano Portfolio student travel award guidelines 1. Travel grants will be made up to $1 for either a poster or oral presentation at the conference. 6. The research to be presented must be nano will not be considered. 10.Travel awards will be decided by a committee of CNM-affiliated faculty. #12;Nano Portfolio

Ben-Yakar, Adela

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Nano Portfolio student travel award guidelines 1. Travel grants will be made up to $1,000 for conference travel, including  

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Nano Portfolio student travel award guidelines 1. Travel grants will be made up to $1. The research to be presented must be nano-related. 7. The award cannot be used to subsidize conference travel: ____________________________ Department: ___________________ Years in graduate school: __________________ Years in Nano Doctoral Por

Ben-Yakar, Adela

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Road less traveled vital to operational success  

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PNNL's Monthly Economic Diversity column for the Tri-City Herald Business section. Excerpt follows: Things aren't always what they seem. Sometimes the path less traveled--although it can be exhausting if not scary to think about navigating its unknowns--really is the best way to go. And not just because Robert Frost said so. Patric Sazama, Regional Project Director for Impact Washington, would agree as well. He recently spoke to the Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network about achieving operational success by addressing the less tangible elements of an organization, the company's own less traveled path.

Madison, Alison L.

2012-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Planning for Business Travel | Department of  

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Business Travel Business Travel Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Planning for Business Travel October 7, 2013 - 1:20pm Addthis Business travel is among the largest sources of Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounted for by Federal agencies. For some agencies, business travel can represent up to 60% of Scope 3 emissions, but represents about 20% of Scope 3 emissions for the Federal sector as whole. While other emissions categories have been the focus of efficiency improvements for several years, few agencies have been actively planning to manage business travel for GHG reduction purposes. Travel management due to budgetary constraints has typically been more common for Federal agencies in the past. Because air travel emissions are the biggest source of travel emissions for most agencies, this guidance focuses on planning for

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Transmission line protection based on travelling waves  

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Major problem of tripping signal of a relay based on steady state component does not warranty faster tripping schemes for protection of extra high voltage transmission lines. Proposed work has made an attempt to find solution to the problem of fault ... Keywords: postfault voltage, relaying signals, surge impedence, transmission line protection, travelling waves

Anuradha S. Deshpande; Grishma S. Shah

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecasting 65+ travel : an integration of cohort analysis and travel demand modeling  

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Over the next 30 years, the Boomers will double the 65+ population in the United States and comprise a new generation of older Americans. This study forecasts the aging Boomers' travel. Previous efforts to forecast 65+ ...

Bush, Sarah, 1973-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Review and Discussion of the Literature on Travel Time and Money Expenditures  

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Expenditure of Time and Money on Travel. Transport RoadExpenditure of Time and Money on Travel. Transp. Research6 I.2.4.2. Travel Money Expenditure ..

Chen, Cynthia; Mokhtarian, Patricia

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Information Techniques And Paratransit Services To Enhance Mobility Of Elderly And Disabled Travelers  

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Mobility of Elderly and Disabled Travelers: Initial SurveyKEYWORDS elderly and disabled travelers, transit,to Enhance Mobility of Disabled Travelers. Klaver, K, W.

Chen, Wan-Hui; Klaver, Kelley; Uwaine, Rochelle; Jovanis, Paul P.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exact solutions to combinatorial optimizations and the traveling baseball fan problem.  

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?? The traveling baseball fan problem is an extension of the classic traveling salesman problem, in which a sports fan wishes to travel to the (more)

Terrell, Neal D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementing Innovation in Planning Practice: The Case of Travel Demand Forecasting  

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Urban Travel Demand Forecasting Project. Institute ofTRB. Metropolitan Travel Forecasting: Current Practice andPurvis. Regional Travel Forecasting Model System for the San

Newmark, Gregory Louis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supplemental Guidance Regarding Compensatory Time Off for Travel |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Supplemental Guidance Regarding Compensatory Time Off for Travel Supplemental Guidance Regarding Compensatory Time Off for Travel Supplemental Guidance Regarding Compensatory Time Off for Travel Questions and answers on issues that supplement the final regulations on compensatory time for travel issued by the Office of Personnel Management. In addition, a sample worksheet is attached to assist travelers in determining and documenting their travel time that may be credited for compensatory time for travel. This information will be incorporated in Appendix D of the DOE Handbook on Overtime when the handbook is updated. Supplemental Guidance Regarding Compensatory Time Off for Travel Responsible Contacts Bruce Murray HR Policy Advisor E-mail bruce.murray@hq.doe.gov Phone 202-586-3372 More Documents & Publications DOE Handbook on Overtime

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Quantum mechanics of time travel through post-selected teleportation  

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This paper discusses the quantum mechanics of closed-timelike curves (CTCs) and of other potential methods for time travel. We analyze a specific proposal for such quantum time travel, the quantum description of CTCs based ...

Maccone, Lorenzo

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Encoding network-constrained travel trajectories using routing algorithms  

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This study proposes a generic encoder for network-constrained travel trajectories, and it implements two encoders by combining the proposed generic encoder with two routing algorithms, which reduce the size of a travel trajectory's path along ...

Pablo Martinez Lerin; Daisuke Yamamoto; Naohisa Takahashi

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility  

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Vehicle Miles Traveled Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type

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Random Distances Associated with Rhombuses  

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Parallelograms are one of the basic building blocks in two-dimensional tiling. They have important applications in a wide variety of science and engineering fields, such as wireless communication networks, urban transportation, operations research, etc. Different from rectangles and squares, the coordinates of a random point in parallelograms are no longer independent. As a case study of parallelograms, the explicit probability density functions of the random Euclidean distances associated with rhombuses are given in this report, when both endpoints are randomly distributed in 1) the same rhombus, 2) two parallel rhombuses sharing a side, and 3) two rhombuses having a common diagonal, respectively. The accuracy of the distance distribution functions is verified by simulation, and the correctness is validated by a recursion and a probabilistic sum. The first two statistical moments of the random distances, and the polynomial fit of the density functions are also given in this report for practical uses.

Yanyan Zhuang; Jianping Pan

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Student Travel Request Form.docx  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

neup@inl.gov | Fax: (208) 526-8076 | Phone: (208) 526-1336 neup@inl.gov | Fax: (208) 526-8076 | Phone: (208) 526-1336 FELLOWSHIP TRAVEL REQUEST FORM Student Name: _____________________________ Date of Request: _________________________ University: ________________________________ Email Address: ___________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ In-State Travel Out-of-State Travel Event Name: ___________________________________________________________________________ Destination: ___________________________________________________________________________ Justification: ___________________________________________________________________________ *Presentation/Poster Title: _______________________________________________________________ Departure Date: _________________________ Return Date: _________________________

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TERMS FOR TRAVEL & EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIPS As of December 3, 2013  

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TERMS FOR TRAVEL & EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIPS As of December 3, 2013 Q:\\Awards\\In-course\\Travel\\2013-14\\Travel Terms.docx Page 1 of 5 The University Senate, acting on behalf of generous benefactors and donors terms attached to individual academic awards. The general conditions and terms have been established

Thompson, Michael

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Academic Strategies for Distance Education  

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Education all over the world is of paramount importance as it provides economies with opportunities for development and growth. Education is important for both-developed and developing economies-for the former to maintain their lead position and for ... Keywords: Academic, Distance Education, Education, Knowledge, Learning, Quality, Standards, Strategies

Neeta Baporikar

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distance indexing on road networks  

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The processing of kNN and continuous kNN queries on spatial network databases (SNDB) has been intensively studied recently. However, there is a lack of systematic study on the computation of network distances, which is the most fundamental difference ...

Haibo Hu; Dik Lun Lee; Victor C. S. Lee

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water-to-Cement Distance Analysis Software  

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Water-to-Cement Distance Analysis Software. Description/Summary: ... Type of software: Analysis Software of Water-to-Cement Distance Analysis. ...

2013-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Travel Time Estimation Using Floating Car Data  

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This report explores the use of machine learning techniques to accurately predict travel times in city streets and highways using floating car data (location information of user vehicles on a road network). The aim of this report is twofold, first we present a general architecture of solving this problem, then present and evaluate few techniques on real floating car data gathered over a month on a 5 Km highway in New Delhi.

Sevlian, Raffi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas  

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DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions June 29, 2012 - 12:19pm Addthis Judy McLemore from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant led efforts to reduce the DOE’s vehicle fleet by 20 percent, improving sustainability and saving money. Under her leadership, greenhouse gas emissions associated with business travel were reduced by 63 percent and travel costs were reduced by greater than 60 percent. Judy McLemore from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant led efforts to reduce the DOE's vehicle fleet by 20 percent, improving sustainability and saving money. Under her leadership, greenhouse gas emissions associated with business travel were reduced by 63 percent and travel costs were

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Going Green: Traveling in an Environmentally Responsible Manner |  

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Green: Traveling in an Environmentally Responsible Manner Green: Traveling in an Environmentally Responsible Manner Going Green: Traveling in an Environmentally Responsible Manner September 27, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis John Lippert My wife and I recently took a trip to Virginia Beach. I wanted to visit a research center there. I spent a lot of time at the center, including attending a 3-hour conference session. So really-a main reason for the trip was not leisure. I do admit, however, that my wife and I couldn't go there over a long weekend without squeezing in some time for the ocean. Travel and tourism is one of America's largest industries, responsible for more than $1 trillion in the U.S. economy. According to the U.S. Travel Association, one out of every nine jobs in the United States depends on travel and tourism. The U.S. travel and tourism industry is made up of

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DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas  

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DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions June 29, 2012 - 12:19pm Addthis Judy McLemore from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant led efforts to reduce the DOE’s vehicle fleet by 20 percent, improving sustainability and saving money. Under her leadership, greenhouse gas emissions associated with business travel were reduced by 63 percent and travel costs were reduced by greater than 60 percent. Judy McLemore from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant led efforts to reduce the DOE's vehicle fleet by 20 percent, improving sustainability and saving money. Under her leadership, greenhouse gas emissions associated with business travel were reduced by 63 percent and travel costs were

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Assess Potential Changes in Business Travel that Impact Greenhouse Gas  

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Changes in Business Travel that Impact Greenhouse Changes in Business Travel that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assess Potential Changes in Business Travel that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions October 7, 2013 - 1:22pm Addthis YOU ARE HERE Step 1 For a Federal agency, changes in the demand for business travel can be difficult to predict. Changes in the nature of the agency's work may have a substantial impact on the demand for business travel. It is therefore important to account for these changes when planning for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction. Conditions that may contribute to a significant increase or decrease in the agency's business travel, beyond specific efforts to reduce business travel demand, include: Significant changes in the agency's budget Addition or completion of major program activities that require

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Prioritize Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies for Business Travel |  

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Business Travel Business Travel Prioritize Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies for Business Travel October 7, 2013 - 1:38pm Addthis YOU ARE HERE Based on the guidance in steps 3 in evaluating strategies and step 4 in estimating the cost of implementing those strategies, the agency can define a program of communications, policy and management, and technological and infrastructure support activities that it believes are necessary to support travel reductions. Because business travel can be such a challenging areas to address, effective travel reduction programs will ensure that all of these elements are in place to enable the desired outcomes. Prioritization of those business travel management strategies will instead focus on how broadly the program can be deployed across the agency. The

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Going Green: Traveling in an Environmentally Responsible Manner |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Going Green: Traveling in an Environmentally Responsible Manner Going Green: Traveling in an Environmentally Responsible Manner Going Green: Traveling in an Environmentally Responsible Manner September 27, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis John Lippert My wife and I recently took a trip to Virginia Beach. I wanted to visit a research center there. I spent a lot of time at the center, including attending a 3-hour conference session. So really-a main reason for the trip was not leisure. I do admit, however, that my wife and I couldn't go there over a long weekend without squeezing in some time for the ocean. Travel and tourism is one of America's largest industries, responsible for more than $1 trillion in the U.S. economy. According to the U.S. Travel Association, one out of every nine jobs in the United States depends on travel and tourism. The U.S. travel and tourism industry is made up of

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Foreign Travel Health & Wellness Information | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wellness Programs » Foreign Travel Health Wellness Programs » Foreign Travel Health & Wellness Information Foreign Travel Health & Wellness Information All travelers should take the following precautions, no matter the destination: Wash hands often with soap and water. Because motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury among travelers, walk and drive defensively; avoid travel at night if possible and always use seat belts. Don't eat or drink dairy products unless you know they have been pasteurized. Never eat undercooked ground beef and poultry, raw eggs, and unpasteurized dairy products; raw shellfish is particularly dangerous to persons who have liver disease or compromised immune systems. Don't eat food purchased from street vendors; do not drink beverages with ice. Don't handle animals, including dogs and cats, to avoid bites and

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ADMF-007 EOTA Pre-Travel Authorization 11_0221  

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7 EOTA Pre-Travel Authorization 11_0221 7 EOTA Pre-Travel Authorization 11_0221 11_0221 Deleted extraneous redundant areas and updated chart. EOTA - Business Form Document Title: EOTA Pre-Travel Authorization Form Document Number: ADMF-007 Rev. 11_0221 Document Owner: Approvers: Elizabeth Sousa Melissa Otero Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Referenced Documents: N/A Parent Document: Notify of Changes: ADMP-004, Travel Process ADM MGT 08_0314 Changed name to EOTA Pre-Travel..., added area to identify if a detailed trip report is required, moved FMT signature block. 08_0523 Changed form to mirror the Prime Contractor form as all information is necessary for all authorized travel. Revision History: Rev. Description of Change A Initial Release. 11_0105 Added a refundable/non-refundable approval 08_0606 Added Company Name to form. Merged cells to reveal required text for Yes/No approval.

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DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

document reviews with regulators instead of meeting in person and reduced rental car usage by standardizing travel arrangements so that only one rental car is necessary...

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SFU Travel Claim Form - Burnaby - CECM - Simon Fraser University  

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Credit card slips will only be accepted for restaurant charges and gas. - List names of all travelers and/or guests for which expenses are claimed. - Foreign...

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Traveling Salesman Problem Formulations with $N \\log N$ Number ...  

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Feb 13, 2013 ... Traveling Salesman Problem Formulations with $N \\log N$ Number of Binary Variables. Thomas A. Pogiatzis(tp309 ***at*** cam.ac.uk)

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Traveling Wave Thermoacoustic-Piezoelectric Energy Harvester: Theory and Experiment.  

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??This thesis presents a theoretical and experimental investigation of a piezoelec- tric energy harvester coupled to a traveling wave thermoacoustic engine (TWTAE). By simplifying the (more)

Roshwalb, Andrew Zvi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive multi-stage distance join processing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A spatial distance join is a relatively new type of operation introduced for spatial and multimedia database applications. Additional requirements for ranking and stopping cardinality are often combined with the spatial distance join in on-line query ...

Hyoseop Shin; Bongki Moon; Sukho Lee

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Metrics and methods for social distance  

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Distance measures are important for scientists because they illustrate the dynamics of geospatial topologies for physical and social processes. Two major types of distance are generally used for this purpose: Euclidean ...

Andris, Clio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Normalized Compression Distance of Multiples  

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Normalized compression distance (NCD) is a parameter-free similarity measure based on compression. The NCD between pairs of objects is not sufficient for all applications. We propose an NCD of finite multisets (multiples) of objacts that is metric and is better for many applications. Previously, attempts to obtain such an NCD failed. We use the theoretical notion of Kolmogorov complexity that for practical purposes is approximated from above by the length of the compressed version of the file involved, using a real-world compression program. We applied the new NCD for multiples to retinal progenitor cell questions that were earlier treated with the pairwise NCD. Here we get significantly better results. We also applied the NCD for multiples to synthetic time sequence data. The preliminary results are as good as nearest neighbor Euclidean classifier.

Cohen, Andrew R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Local discriminative distance metrics ensemble learning  

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The ultimate goal of distance metric learning is to incorporate abundant discriminative information to keep all data samples in the same class close and those from different classes separated. Local distance metric methods can preserve discriminative ... Keywords: Distance metrics learning, Local learning

Yang Mu; Wei Ding; Dacheng Tao

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UNALLOWABLE EXPENSES Some common unallowable TRAVEL expenses on University  

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travel agencies. Those agencies are knowledgeable of State airline contracts, available fares and billing of the State contracted rental car agencies is mandatory. Car rentals must be paid with the State Travel Card provides the list of awarded rental car agencies as well as a list of awarded cities by vendor: http://www.state

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Maximal covering location problem (MCLP) with fuzzy travel times  

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This paper presents a fuzzy maximal covering location problem (FMCLP) in which travel time between any pair of nodes is considered to be a fuzzy variable. A fuzzy expected value maximization model is designed for such a problem. Moreover, a hybrid algorithm ... Keywords: Credibility theory, Facility location, Fuzzy travel times, Maximal covering location problem (MCLP), Simulation

Soheil Davari; Mohammad Hossein Fazel Zarandi; Ahmad Hemmati

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Memetic Algorithm for the Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem  

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This paper introduces a new memetic algorithm specialized for the asymmetric instances of the traveling salesman problem (ATSP). The method incorporates a new local search engine and many other features that contribute to its effectiveness, such as: ... Keywords: asymmetric traveling salesman problem, local search, memetic algorithms, metaheuristics

Luciana Buriol; Paulo M. Frana; Pablo Moscato

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supplemental Guidance Regarding Compensatory Time Off for Travel  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE REGARDING COMPENSATORY TIME OFF FOR TRAVEL (Revised October 27, 2008) Following are questions and answers on issues that supplement the final regulations effective this date on compensatory time for travel issued by the Office of Personnel Management on April 17, 2007. In addition, a sample worksheet is attached to assist travelers in determining and documenting their travel time that may be credited for compensatory time for travel. This information will be incorporated in Appendix D of the DOE Handbook on Overtime when the handbook is updated. Q1. Who is eligible for this benefit? A1. All employees are eligible except the following: the Secretary, SESs, employees covered by other forms of overtime compensation, including law enforcement

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Checklist for Medical Issues When Traveling Overseas | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Benefits » Wellness Programs » Foreign Travel Health Benefits » Wellness Programs » Foreign Travel Health & Wellness Information » Checklist for Medical Issues When Traveling Overseas Checklist for Medical Issues When Traveling Overseas Before the Trip A written confirmation from an appropriate manager, i.e., a Travel Authorization or memorandum, that identifies the employee and country(ies) that will be visited should be provided the medical support staff 4-8 weeks prior to the trip or, if less than 4 weeks, as soon as management or the employee becomes aware of it. The medical staff will identify what vaccinations are recommended for each country and discuss the current health issues for each country with the employee. Some vaccinations take several weeks to become effective. The medical staff will review and update the employee's routine

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Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled October 7, 2013 - 11:52am Addthis YOU ARE HERE: Step 3 For reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the table below describes petroleum reduction strategies to reduce vehicle miles traveled, as well as guidance and best practices for each strategy. Table 1. Determining When and How to Promote the Use of Strategies to Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled Strategy When Applicable Best Practices Consolidate trips Applicable to all vehicles, regardless of ownership or vehicle and fuel type Target vehicle operators who take longer trips Seek vehicle operator input and collaboration to identify regular or occasional trips that involve similar routes. Determine whether trips on multiple days or times can be consolidated into a single trip.

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Increase in the period of waves traveling over large distances : with applications to tsunamis, swell, and seismic surface waves  

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to the tsunami from the Aleutian earthquake of 1st April,c ohhe tsunami Prom the Aleutian earthmake oi' 1st April

Munk, Walter H

1946-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Storage assignment problem with travel distance and blocking considerations for a picker-to-part order picking system  

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Order picking is a key operation in managing a warehouse efficiently. Most previous studies on picking only considered single-picker operation; however, many pickers frequently work concurrently in the same region. Since congestion may occur in such ... Keywords: Multi-picker operations, Order picking, Storage assignment policy, Warehouse management

Jason Chao-Hsien Pan; Po-Hsun Shih; Ming-Hung Wu

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increase in the period of waves traveling over large distances : with applications to tsunamis, swell, and seismic surface waves  

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25) seduce to tho wall-horn Porn aoco~ding .to wkiieh the ~oan now be written in the Porn If the bottom profile along

Munk, Walter H

1946-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Hamiltonian Graphs and the Traveling Salesman Problem  

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A new characterization of Hamiltonian graphs using f-cutset matrix is proposed. A new exact polynomial time algorithm for the traveling salesman problem (TSP) based on this new characterization is developed. We then define so called ordered weighted adjacency list for given weighted complete graph and proceed to the main result of the paper, namely, the exact algorithm based on utilization of ordered weighted adjacency list and the simple properties that any path or circuit must satisfy. This algorithm performs checking of sub-lists, containing (p-1) entries (edge pairs) for paths and p entries (edge pairs) for circuits, chosen from ordered adjacency list in a well defined sequence to determine exactly the shortest Hamiltonian path and shortest Hamiltonian circuit in a weighted complete graph of p vertices. The procedure has intrinsic advantage of landing on the desired solution in quickest possible time and even in worst case in polynomial time. A new characterization of shortest Hamiltonian tour for a weighted complete graph satisfying triangle inequality (i.e. for tours passing through every city on a realistic map of cities where cities can be taken as points on a Euclidean plane) is also proposed. Finally, we discuss a novel classical algorithm for unstructured search and its effect on any of the NP-Complete problems.

Dhananjay P. Mehendale

2007-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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ITS Information And Services To Enhance The Mobility Of Disabled Travelers  

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Mobility of Elderly and Disabled Travelers: Initial Surveyto understand the needs of the disabled population, it isto Enhance the Mobility of Disabled Travelers Wan-Hui Chen,

Chen, Wan-hui; Uwaine, Rochelle; Klaver, Kelley; Kurani, Ken; Jovanis, Paul P.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE O 552.1A Admin Chg 1, Travel Policy and Procedures  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The Order supplements the Federal Travel Regulation as principal source of policy for Federal employee travel and relocation and establishes DOE M 552.1-1A, ...

2006-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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EUCLIDEAN DISTANCE MATRIX COMPLETION PROBLEMS June ...  

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Jun 6, 2010 ... part by NSF Grant CCF 0514213 and DOE Grant DESC0002218. REFERENCES . [1] A. Y. Alfakih, On the uniqueness of Euclidean distance...

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DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions DOE Honors WIPP Representative for Cutting Travel Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions June 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Secretary Chu presents the Secretary of Energy's Appreciation Award to Judy A. McLemore. Secretary Chu presents the Secretary of Energy's Appreciation Award to Judy A. McLemore. WASHINGTON, D.C. - A representative of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, N.M., on Tuesday received the Secretary of Energy's Appreciation Award for her efforts to improve sustainability and reduce travel costs and the number of fleet vehicles. Judy A. McLemore, who works for URS Regulatory and Environmental Services, based in Carlsbad, was honored for helping advance DOE's management and

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Researchers test novel power system for space travel  

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Power system for space travel Power system for space travel Researchers test novel power system for space travel The research team recently demonstrated the first use of a heat pipe to cool a small nuclear reactor and power a Stirling engine. November 26, 2012 John Bounds of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Advanced Nuclear Technology Division makes final adjustments on the DUFF experiment, a demonstration of a simple, robust fission reactor prototype that could be used as a power system for space travel. DUFF is the first demonstration of a space nuclear reactor system to produce electricity in the United States since 1965. John Bounds of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Advanced Nuclear Technology Division makes final adjustments on the DUFF experiment, a demonstration of a simple, robust fission reactor prototype that could be used as a power

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Deputy Secretary Poneman to Travel to Russia | Department of Energy  

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Poneman to Travel to Russia Poneman to Travel to Russia Deputy Secretary Poneman to Travel to Russia December 3, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - On Monday, December 6, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will travel to Russia as part of the ongoing cooperation between the two countries on nuclear security and peaceful nuclear energy issues. On Tuesday, Deputy Secretary Poneman will co-chair the U.S.-Russia Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security Working Group Plenary Meeting with Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom" Sergei Kiriyenko. The Working Group was established under the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission at the July 2009 Presidential Summit. Last fall, Director Kiriyenko visited the United States for the first meetings of the

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Novel power system demonstrated for space travel | National Nuclear  

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Novel power system demonstrated for space travel | National Nuclear Novel power system demonstrated for space travel | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Novel power system demonstrated for space travel Novel power system demonstrated for space travel Posted By Office of Public Affairs John Bounds, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Sec. Chu Travels to Houston | Department of Energy  

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Sec. Chu Travels to Houston Sec. Chu Travels to Houston Sec. Chu Travels to Houston February 2, 2012 - 5:19pm Addthis The Houston Medical Center Thermal Energy Corporation Control Room. | Photo Courtesy of the Texas Medical Center The Houston Medical Center Thermal Energy Corporation Control Room. | Photo Courtesy of the Texas Medical Center Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs Secretary Chu traveled to Houston, Texas, today to meet with executives from various oil and gas companies, host a State of the Union Town Hall with students from Houston Community College, and tour the Texas Medical Center -- which recently completed a series of major energy efficiency upgrades. As part of his blueprint to build an economy to last, President Obama has

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Novel power system demonstrated for space travel | National Nuclear  

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Novel power system demonstrated for space travel | National Nuclear Novel power system demonstrated for space travel | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Novel power system demonstrated for space travel Novel power system demonstrated for space travel Posted By Office of Public Affairs John Bounds, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Program Review 2013 - Travel...  

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

SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Program Review 2013 April 23-25, 2013 Phoenix, Arizona Skip navigation to main content Menu Home About Agenda Register Venue Presentations Travel...

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How ORISE is Making a Difference: Travelers' Health Campaign  

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online outreach. Campaign themes include "Prevention can be Travel-Sized" and "Stop, Wash and Go." Among THC's core messages, the CDC is urging people to take the following...

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A Striking Example of the Atmosphere's Leading Traveling Pattern  

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Conventional and complex empirical orthogonal function (EOF) techniques show that for at least four months during the fall and winter of 1979/80 a large-amplitude, large-scale, traveling flow anomaly existed in the troposphere and stratosphere. ...

Grant Branstator

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Defining business strategy for development of travel and tourism industry  

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Many studies conducted on Travel and Tourism industry consider tourism an economic phenomenon. Providing a customer-satisfaction-based analysis, this thesis deals with both economic and social aspects. Economic data on ...

Davari, Dordaneh

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Passenger travel behavior model in railway network simulation  

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Transportation planners and public transport operators alike have become increasingly aware of the need to diffuse the concentration of the peak period travel. Differentiated pricing is one possible method to even out the demand and reduce peak load ...

Ting Li; Eric van Heck; Peter Vervest; Jasper Voskuilen; Freek Hofker; Fred Jansma

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Odometer Versus Self-Reported Estimates of Vehicle Miles Traveled  

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The findings described here compare odometer readings with self-reported estimates of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) to investigate to what extent self-reported VMT is a reliable surrogate for odometer-based VMT.

Information Center

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Understanding transit travel behavior : value added by smart cards  

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Travel behavior represents a particularly complex area of research in transportation given the interaction between transport supply characteristics and the user perceptions which guide his/her decisions. Thanks to the ...

Gupta, Saumya, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Travel and migration associated infectious diseases morbidity in Europe, 2008  

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Infect 2009, 11:1177-1185. 19. NaTHNaC Clinical Update: Tropical Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar - advice for relief workers and other travellers to affected areas. 2008 [http:// www.nathnac.org/pro/clinical_updates/cyclonemyanmar_070508.htm], (Accessed January... ://www.eurotravnet.eu, a network of clinical specialists in tropical and travel medicine was founded in 2008, to assist the European Centre for Dis- ease Prevention & Control (ECDC) for the detection, verification, assessment and communication of commu- nicable diseases...

Field, Vanessa; Gautret, Philippe; Schlagenhauf, Patricia; Burchard, Gerd-Dieter; Caumes, Eric; Jensenius, Mogens; Castelli, Francesco; Gkrania-Klotsas, Effrossyni; Weld, Leisa; Lopez-Velez, Rogelio; de Vries, Peter; von Sonnenburg, Frank; Loutan, Louis; Parola, Philippe; Network, the EuroTravNet

2010-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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161

The sources of e-business competitive advantages between travel agencies and online travel service firms in China  

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Knowledge about the most important sources of e-business competitive advantages in the travel industry would help to focus efforts in both academic and practical areas. This study develops a framework based on the resource-based view (RBV) ...

Zhen Zhu; Jing Zhao

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Optimal expected-distance separating halfspace  

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If a different norm is used for each data set in order to measure distances to ... In practical settings, one usually has a data set D = {(x1,y1),..., (xp,yp)} ?. Rd {?1

163

Sensor fault detection using the Mahalanobis distance  

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A method is described by which a localized sensor abnormality can be detected using the Mahalanobis distance. The Mahalanobis distance is approximately the weighted distance from the hyperplane formed by the principal components to the particular observation. Qualitatively, the principal components correspond to the physical laws that govern the behavior of the systems and constraints placed on the system. If there are more sensors than principal components, there are redundant measurements. This redundancy can be used to detect abnormalities that are due either to sensor failure or a localized change in the system being measured. The method compares the distribution of the Mahalanobis distance during normal operation with the distribution during the current operation. A likelihood ratio test is then used to determine if a sensor has gone bad or if operations in the reactor are different from normal. The sensor whose value is not normal is identified by comparing Mahalanobis distances computed with one sensor masked. When the abnormal sensor is masked, the Mahalanobis distance for this subset of sensors will be within prespecified bounds. The method is demonstrated on 20 subassembly output thermocouples in the core of Experimental Breeder Reactor II.

White, A.M.; Gross, K.C. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Kubic, W.L (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretary Chu to Travel to Houston Today | Department of Energy  

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to Travel to Houston Today to Travel to Houston Today Secretary Chu to Travel to Houston Today July 8, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - At the direction of President Obama, as part of the Administration's ongoing oil spill response efforts U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is making his fifth trip to Houston today to continue to help identify strategies for containing the oil and ultimately killing the well. Secretary Chu and his scientific team are coordinating their work with National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen, who is leading the administration-wide response and directing all interagency activities. Information on the work that the Secretary, Department of Energy staff and independent scientists have done to date on the oil spill response can be found on DOE's BP Oil Spill page.

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Have You Seen Renewable Energy Projects While Traveling? | Department of  

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Seen Renewable Energy Projects While Traveling? Seen Renewable Energy Projects While Traveling? Have You Seen Renewable Energy Projects While Traveling? July 7, 2011 - 8:32am Addthis Since we blog about energy efficiency and renewable energy, it seems fitting that we would notice it even when we're not at work. This past Tuesday, Chris shared his first-hand views of Hawaii's renewable energy efforts while on vacation, including wind and solar, and did some post-vacation research that revealed some great information about how Hawaii is using renewable resources to achieve 70% clean energy by 2030. We're curious: Have you ever been on vacation or a business trip and noticed how another state is using renewable energy? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. E-mail your

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MONDAY: Secretary Chu Travels to New Jersey and Philadelphia | Department  

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MONDAY: Secretary Chu Travels to New Jersey and Philadelphia MONDAY: Secretary Chu Travels to New Jersey and Philadelphia MONDAY: Secretary Chu Travels to New Jersey and Philadelphia September 24, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON - On Monday, September 27, 2010, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Representative Rush Holt will tour Applied Photovoltaics. With help from a Recovery Act-funded $1.1 million clean energy manufacturing tax credit, Applied Photovoltaics will manufacture solar energy modules for use in building-integrated photovoltaics. In the afternoon, Secretary Chu will tour the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and speak to employees. He will then join Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and other officials in an event highlighting the Energy Innovation Hub for energy-efficient buildings

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Secretary Chu Travels to Memphis | Department of Energy  

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Travels to Memphis Travels to Memphis Secretary Chu Travels to Memphis January 31, 2011 - 2:33pm Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? The Sharp solar manufacturing plant has produced more than 2 million solar panels since 2002, increased its staff from 300 to 480 employees over the last year, and produces enough solar paneling to power more than 140,000 homes. Worldwide, FedEx Express is operating 329 hybrid and 19 all-electric vehicles, reducing fuel use by almost 300,000 gallons and carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 3,000 metric tons. Hero_CHU_Sharp Secretary Steven Chu with Sharp executive T.C. Jones, standing in front of some of Sharp's solar panels. Following the State of the Union on Tuesday and his online town hall on

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The Department of Energy's Management of Foreign Travel, IG-0872  

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The Department of Energy's Management of Foreign Travel DOE/IG-0872 October 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 October 16, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Management Alert: "The Department of Energy's Management of Foreign Travel" INTRODUCTION The Department of Energy and its workforce of 116,000 Federal and contractor personnel have numerous international exchanges and interactions at different levels and for a variety of important programmatic and other purposes. The Office of Inspector General is currently reviewing the Department's management of international offices and foreign assignments. As

169

Short-Distance Structure of Nuclei  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of Jefferson Lab's original missions was to further our understanding of the short-distance structure of nuclei. In particular, to understand what happens when two or more nucleons within a nucleus have strongly overlapping wave-functions; a phenomena commonly referred to as short-range correlations. Herein, we review the results of the (e,e'), (e,e'p) and (e,e'pN) reactions that have been used at Jefferson Lab to probe this short-distance structure as well as provide an outlook for future experiments.

Douglas Higinbotham, Eliazer Piasetzky, Stephen Wood

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Exact graph search algorithms for generalized traveling salesman path problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Generalized Traveling Salesman Path Problem (GTSPP) involves finding the shortest path from a location s to a location t that passes through at least one location from each of a set of generalized location categories (e.g., gas stations, ...

Michael N. Rice; Vassilis J. Tsotras

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Travel Planning Online for Dummies, 2nd edition  

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From the Publisher:Find out how you can quickly and easily book plane tickets, rent a car and find a hotel room -- all with a few clicks of the mouse! Whether you're going on a short business strip or planning your dream vacation, Travel Planning ...

Noah Vadnai; Julian Smith

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Building robust Reputation Systems for travel-related services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There is a serious robust issue of building Reputation Systems for travel-related services, such as hotel, restaurant, etc. This paper proposes an advanced clustering approach, Suspicion Degree Meter (SDM), to rank suspects with respect to manipulative ... Keywords: Silicon,Indexes,Robustness,Analytical models,Feature extraction,Buildings,Context

Huiying Duan; Peng Yang

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Comparison of heuristics for the colourful travelling salesman problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the colourful travelling salesman problem CTSP, given a graph G with a not necessarily distinct label colour assigned to each edge, a Hamiltonian tour with the minimum number of different labels is sought. The problem is a variant of the well-known ...

J. Silberholz; A. Raiconi; R. Cerulli; M. Gentili; B. Golden; S. Chen

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Bounds on distance distributions in codes of known size  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We treat the problem of bounding components of the possible distance distributions of codes given the knowledge of their size and possibly minimum distance. Using the Beckner inequality from harmonic analysis, we derive upper bounds on distance distribution ...

A. E. Ashikhmin; G. D. Cohen; M. Krivelevich; S. N. Litsyn

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Semantic distances for technology landscape visualization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel approach to the visualization of research domains in science and technology. The proposed methodology is based on the use of bibliometrics; i.e., analysis is conducted using information regarding trends and patterns ... Keywords: Clustering, Data mining, Semantic distance, Technology forecasting

Wei Lee Woon; Stuart Madnick

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Going the Distance | Department of Energy  

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Going the Distance Solar Decathlon 2013: Going the Distance September 17, 2013 - 4:26pm Addthis Toggle Routes onoff Return to map Solar Decathlon Journeys Visualizing the...

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The New Suburbs: Evolving travel behavior, the built environment, and subway investments in Mexico City  

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analysis of built environment characteristics on householdTravel and the Built Environment -- A Meta-Analysis. Journalnon-work travel. Built Environment, 18(4), 253267. Hess, D.

Guerra, Erick

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Enterprise design for services : a systems approach for the Boeing next generation corporate travel system architecture  

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Typically a company's second largest controllable expense, corporate travel affects many employees at Boeing. A challenge when implementing improvements in the travel and expense system, which is actually comprised of a ...

Silva, Hector E

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Secretaries Chu and Locke to Travel to China Next Week | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Secretaries Chu and Locke to Travel to China Next Week Secretaries Chu and Locke to Travel to China Next Week July 6, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Steven...

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Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Travel to Bay Area to Highlight...  

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Steven Chu to Travel to Bay Area to Highlight State of the Union Address, Commitment to Clean Energy Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Travel to Bay Area to Highlight State of the...

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Long working distance incoherent interference microscope  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A full-field imaging, long working distance, incoherent interference microscope suitable for three-dimensional imaging and metrology of MEMS devices and test structures on a standard microelectronics probe station. A long working distance greater than 10 mm allows standard probes or probe cards to be used. This enables nanometer-scale 3-dimensional height profiles of MEMS test structures to be acquired across an entire wafer while being actively probed, and, optionally, through a transparent window. An optically identical pair of sample and reference arm objectives is not required, which reduces the overall system cost, and also the cost and time required to change sample magnifications. Using a LED source, high magnification (e.g., 50.times.) can be obtained having excellent image quality, straight fringes, and high fringe contrast.

Sinclair, Michael B. (Albuquerque, NM); De Boer, Maarten P. (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina: Energy Resources Travelers Rest, South Carolina: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 34.9676167°, -82.4434548° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":34.9676167,"lon":-82.4434548,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Spent fuel utilization in a compact traveling wave reactor  

SciTech Connect

In recent years, several innovative designs of nuclear reactors are proposed. One of them is Traveling Wave Reactor (TWR). The unique characteristic of a TWR is the capability of breeding its own fuel in the reactor. The reactor is fueled by mostly depleted, natural uranium or spent nuclear fuel and a small amount of enriched uranium to initiate the fission process. Later on in the core, the reactor gradually converts the non-fissile material into the fissile in a process like a traveling wave. In this work, a TWR with spent nuclear fuel blanket was studied. Several parameters such as reactivity coefficients, delayed neutron fraction, prompt neutron generation lifetime, and fission power, were analyzed. The discharge burnup composition was also analyzed. The calculation is performed by a continuous energy Monte Carlo code McCARD.

Hartanto, Donny; Kim, Yonghee [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 373-1 Kusong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

184

OFA2013_Storage@Distance.pptx  

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NERSC Storage Systems Group NERSC Storage Systems Group Storage at a Distance --- 1 --- Open F abrics A lliance U ser D ay What is storage at a distance? * Data i s n ot l ocal t o t he u ser/resource * Processing a nd w orkflow n eeds a re n ear r eal---7me - Don't w ant t o w ait u n9l d ata t ransfer i s c omplete - Need t o s ee r esults, m ake a djustments, a nd t ry a gain * Network w ill b ecome p art o f t he i nstruments - Telescopes a nd t heir d ata - Sequencers a nd t heir g enome d ata - Light s ources a nd t heir d ata * Is t here a n a rchitecture/protocol t hat i s n ecessary today for successfully providing storage at a distance? - Ethernet v s. I B - ROCE v s. R DMA v s. I P --- 2 --- Open F abrics A lliance U ser D ay Use case 1: Instruments (beam lines) * ShiB w ork ( 24hr c overage) - Scien9sts fl y i n a nd u se t he i nstrument

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Dendritic Actin Filament Nucleation Causes Traveling Waves and Patches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The polymerization of actin via branching at a cell membrane containing nucleation-promoting factors is simulated using a stochastic-growth methodology. The polymerized-actin distribution displays three types of behavior: a) traveling waves, b) moving patches, and c) random fluctuations. Increasing actin concentration causes a transition from patches to waves. The waves and patches move by a treadmilling mechanism which does not require myosin II. The effects of downregulation of key proteins on actin wave behavior are evaluated.

Anders E. Carlsson

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

186

Inspection of the Secretary of Energy`s foreign travel  

SciTech Connect

On December 9, 1995, the Secretary of Energy requested that the Department`s Inspector General (IG) conduct a thorough examination of all Secretarial foreign travel from 1993 to December 1995 to include the purpose of each trip, the activities of each Federal participant in each trip, the funding of each trip, and claims for reimbursements for expenses by Federal trip participants. The Secretary also requested that the review include an assessment of travel authorization, voucher, traveler reimbursement, and auditing systems employed by the Department to identify steps that could be taken to reduce errors and improve accounting oversight. Additionally, the Secretary requested that the Inspector General conduct a thorough examination of the establishment and filling of the Department`s Ombudsman position. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated a review into these matters and assigned primary responsibility for the review to the Office of Inspections. The purpose of this inspection was to conduct a thorough examination of the 16 Secretarial foreign trips from June 1993 to December 1995. This report focuses on the four trade missions because of their extent and cost. We examined a number of Departmental management systems and processes involved in planning and executing the 16 foreign trips. To determine the actual cost of the 16 trips, it was necessary to determine who participated in the trips and to identify the individual travel costs. We were required to perform extensive reviews of records and conduct a large number of interviews because the Department could not provide any specific documents that could accurately account for who actually participated on the 16 trips. Having identified who participated, it was then necessary to examine key aspects of the Department`s management systems. Our report contains 31 recommendations for corrective action.

1996-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

187

Laboratory Evaluation of Fine-mesh Traveling Water Screens  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents final results of four years of laboratory evaluations on performance of fine-mesh traveling water screens to protect larval fish at cooling water intake structures (CWISs). Prior to this study, the biological effectiveness of fine-mesh screens was uncertain because performance data from the few existing facilities that use fine-mesh screens have been highly variable. This project is producing additional data necessary to determine biological efficacy of fine-mesh screens.

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

188

Molten metal feed system controlled with a traveling magnetic field  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A continuous metal casting system in which the feed of molten metal is controlled by means of a linear induction motor capable of producing a magnetic traveling wave in a duct that connects a reservoir of molten metal to a caster. The linear induction motor produces a traveling magnetic wave in the duct in opposition to the pressure exerted by the head of molten metal in the reservoir so that p.sub.c =p.sub.g -p.sub.m where p.sub.c is the desired pressure in the caster, p.sub.g is the gravitational pressure in the duct exerted by the force of the head of molten metal in the reservoir, and p.sub.m is the electromagnetic pressure exerted by the force of the magnetic field traveling wave produced by the linear induction motor. The invention also includes feedback loops to the linear induction motor to control the casting pressure in response to measured characteristics of the metal being cast.

Praeg, Walter F. (Palos Park, IL)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Molten metal feed system controlled with a traveling magnetic field  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus for controlling the feed of molten metal in a continuous metal casting system comprising a linear induction motor capable of producing a magnetic traveling wave in a duct that connects a reservoir of molten metal to a caster. The linear induction motor produces a traveling magnetic wave in the duct in opposition to the pressure exerted by the head of molten metal in the reservoir so that p{sub c} = p{sub g} {minus} p{sub m} where p{sub c} is the desired pressure in the caster, p{sub g} is the gravitational pressure in the duct exerted by the force of the head of molten metal in the reservoir, and p{sub m} is the electromagnetic pressure exerted by the force of the magnetic field traveling wave produced by the linear induction motor. The invention also includes feedback loops to the linear induction motor to control the casting pressure in response to measured characteristic of the metal being cast. 8 figs.

Praeg, W.F.

1989-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

190

Effect of distance to radiation treatment facility on use of radiation therapy after mastectomy in elderly women  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: We sought to study the effect of distance to the nearest radiation treatment facility on the use of postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) in elderly women. Methods and Materials: Using data from the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare (SEER-Medicare) database, we analyzed 19,787 women with Stage I or II breast cancer who received mastectomy as definitive surgery during 1991 to 1999. Multivariable logistic regression was used to investigate the association of distance with receipt of PMRT after adjusting for clinical and sociodemographic factors. Results: Overall 2,075 patients (10.5%) treated with mastectomy received PMRT. In addition to cancer and patient characteristics, in our primary analysis, increasing distance to the nearest radiation treatment facility was independently associated with a decreased likelihood of receiving PMRT (OR 0.996 per additional mile, p = 0.01). Secondary analyses revealed that the decline in PMRT use appeared at distances of more than 25 miles and was statistically significant for those patients living more than 75 miles from the nearest radiation facility (odds of receiving PMRT of 0.58 [95% CI 0.34-0.99] vs. living within 25 miles of such a facility). The effect of distance on PMRT appeared to be more pronounced with increasing patient age (>75 years). Variation in the effect of distance on radiation use between regions of the country and nodal status was also identified. Conclusions: Oncologists must be cognizant of the potential barrier to quality care that is posed by travel distance, especially for elderly patients; and policy makers should consider this fact in resource allocation decisions about radiation treatment centers.

Punglia, Rinaa S. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (United States)]. E-mail: rpunglia@lroc.harvard.edu; Weeks, Jane C. [Division of Medical Oncology, Center for Outcomes and Policy Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (United States); Neville, Bridget A. [Division of Medical Oncology, Center for Outcomes and Policy Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (United States); Earle, Craig C. [Division of Medical Oncology, Center for Outcomes and Policy Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (United States)

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Travel determinants and multi-scale transferability of national activity patterns to local populations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ability to transfer national travel patterns to a local population is of interest when attempting to model megaregions or areas that exceed metropolitan planning organization (MPO) boundaries. At the core of this research are questions about the connection between travel behavior and land use, urban form, and accessibility. As a part of this process, a group of land use variables have been identified to define activity and travel patterns for individuals and households. The 2001 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) participants are divided into categories comprised of a set of latent cluster models representing persons, travel, and land use. These are compared to two sets of cluster models constructed for two local travel surveys. Comparison of means statistical tests are used to assess differences among sociodemographic groups residing in localities with similar land uses. The results show that the NHTS and the local surveys share mean population activity and travel characteristics. However, these similarities mask behavioral heterogeneity that are shown when distributions of activity and travel behavior are examined. Therefore, data from a national household travel survey cannot be used to model local population travel characteristics if the goal to model the actual distributions and not mean travel behavior characteristics.

Henson, Kriste M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gou; ias, Konstadinos G [UCSB

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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How Do You Go Green When You Travel? | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Go Green When You Travel? Go Green When You Travel? How Do You Go Green When You Travel? September 30, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Monday, John told you about green travel and a program in his area that allows lodging facilities to verify that they are practicing green activities. Many of the activities, however, require that travelers take the step to be green. Choices such as less frequent linen service are opportunities to save water and energy while traveling. How do you go green when you travel? E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at consumer.webmaster@nrel.gov. Addthis Related Articles How Do You Reduce the Amount of Energy Used by Your Televisions? How Would You Use a Smart Meter to Manage Your Energy Use? How Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home

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Job Access, Commute, and Travel Burden Among Welfare Recipients  

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to Single Mothers after AFDC? Focus, 17(2), pp. 13-15.access on commute distance among AFDC recipients and furtherlabor market where most AFDC recipients are located. Given

Ong, Paul M.; Blumenberg, Evelyn

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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www.elsevier.com/locate/trc Willingness to pay for travel information  

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Improved travel information received via electronic sources can inform people about travel conditions and help them make travel decisions. The personal benefits of high quality travel information may motivate individuals to pay for information. This study analyzes travelers willingness to pay for better quality information received from a traveler information system offered through a publicprivate partnership in the San Francisco Bay Area. The data were collected in 1997 through a computer-aided telephone interview of individuals who called traveler advisory telephone system (TATS) and were willing to be interviewed (N 511). The survey results indicate that the average number of times per month the respondents called TATS was 4.80 (TATS was a free service at the time). The average use of the system would decline if the service was not improved but a service charge was initiated. People indicated that they were more willing to pay for a customized service. The impacts of travel information, travel context and socioeconomic variables on willingness to pay for information were analyzed by estimating a random-effects negative binomial regression model of revealed and stated TATS calling frequency. The results indicate that customized travel information, longer trips, worktrips, and listening to radio trafficreports are associated with higher TATS calling frequency and with greater willingness to pay for information. Overall, the consumer response to

Asad J. Khattak A; Youngbin Yim

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modal shifts in short-haul passenger travel and the consequent energy impacts. [Intercity travel under 500 miles  

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A study was performed to evaluate the impacts of strategies to effect modal shifts in short-haul passenger travel (defined herein as intercity travel under 500 miles) from energy-intensive modes to those modes that are less energy-intensive. A series of individual strategies, ranging from incentives to the less energy-intensive modes (bus, rail) to penalties to the more energy-intensive modes (auto, air) was examined to determine energy saved and policy implications relative to strategy implementation. The most effective of the individual strategies were then combined in all permutations, and the analysis was repeated. As part of the analytical process, effects of factors other than energy (user cost and time, emissions, government subsidy, and travel fatailities) were examined in a benefit/cost analysis. Finally, energy savings, benefit/cost impacts, implementation considerations, and policy implications were evaluated to arrive at conclusions as to the effectiveness of the more-influential strategies and to the overall effectiveness of induced modal shifts. The principal conclusion of the study is that the maximum 1980 energy saving that might be realized by modal shifts, discounting the concurrent effects of demand suppression and improvement of mode efficiency, is approximately 83 x 10/sup 12/ Btu (46,500 bbl gasoline per day), 3.8% of the total projected 1980 energy consumption in the short-haul transportation sector and 0.23% of the total US petroleum use. It was also concluded that strategies to achieve these small savings by modal shifts would result in significant economic, social, and business disruptions.

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1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY REQUEST AND AUTHORIZATION FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL (Change of Station)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

REQUEST AND AUTHORIZATION FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL (Change of Station) REQUEST AND AUTHORIZATION FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL (Change of Station) (Do Not Remove Carbons) DOE F 1510.9 (07-93) (Previously CR-279A) (07-89 edition may be used) 1. Amendment 2. Division/Office Code 3. (Leave Blank) Authorization Number 4. Employee's Name (First name, middle initial and last name) 5. Spouse Plans To: 6. No. of Dependents Age 12 and Over Traveling with Employee (excluding spouse) 7. No. of Dependents Under 12 Traveling with Employee 8. No. of Dependents Age 12 and Over Traveling Separately (excluding spouse) 9. No. of Dependents Under 12 Traveling Separately 10. Estimate in Whole Dollars (For Administrative Services Use) 11. Present Duty Station i. Total Items e. thru h. 12. Date 1 - Yr. Agreement

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2D Euclidean distance transform algorithms: A comparative survey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The distance transform (DT) is a general operator forming the basis of many methods in computer vision and geometry, with great potential for practical applications. However, all the optimal algorithms for the computation of the exact Euclidean DT (EDT) ... Keywords: Dijkstra's algorithm, Distance transform, computational geometry, exact Euclidean distance map, performance evaluation, shape analysis

Ricardo Fabbri; Luciano Da F. Costa; Julio C. Torelli; Odemir M. Bruno

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highway travel and fuel comsumption from 1970 to 1980  

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The change in fuel price and availability (1970-80) has had a profound impact on the way and the extent of travel. Within the decade there were two precipitous increases in fuel price among a posture of steadily rising energy costs. In response to these price increases, a number of public policies were enacted. For instance, the 55-mph speed limit was imposed in 1974. At the end of that same year, the Federal Energy Administration and the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) were formulated to prescribe certain conservation guidelines for states to follow in formulating their own programs. Specifically, EPCA established a program for the development of plans designed for the promotion of energy conservation and a reduction of the energy demand growth rate. Parallel to the conservation measures are technological improvements in vehicle fuel consumption. EPCA mandated that automobile manufacturers achieve fuel efficiency incrementally through 1985 to reach an average fuel economy of 27.5 mpg. This article reviews the historical impact of these factors from 1970 through 1980. Its objective is to observe the relative significance of each of these energy-saving alternatives on the growth rate of travel and fuel use. This historical perspective is particularly interesting since it presents the before-and-after effects of two ''crises'' occurring during this 10-year period. 1 figure, 10 tables.

Chan, Y.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Time--Distance Helioseismology Data Analysis Pipeline for Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager onboard Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO/HMI) and Its Initial Results  

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The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO/HMI) provides continuous full-disk observations of solar oscillations. We develop a data-analysis pipeline based on the time-distance helioseismology method to measure acoustic travel times using HMI Doppler-shift observations, and infer solar interior properties by inverting these measurements. The pipeline is used for routine production of near-real-time full-disk maps of subsurface wave-speed perturbations and horizontal flow velocities for depths ranging from 0 to 20 Mm, every eight hours. In addition, Carrington synoptic maps for the subsurface properties are made from these full-disk maps. The pipeline can also be used for selected target areas and time periods. We explain details of the pipeline organization and procedures, including processing of the HMI Doppler observations, measurements of the travel times, inversions, and constructions of the full-disk and synoptic maps. Some initial results from the pipeline, includin...

Zhao, J; Bogart, R S; Parchevsky, K V; Birch, A C; Duvall, T L; Beck, J G; Kosovichev, A G; Scherrer, P H

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Suburbs: Evolving travel behavior, the built environment, and subway investments in Mexico City  

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analysis of built environment characteristics on householdand public policies. Environment and Planning A, 39(9),Travel and the Built Environment -- A Meta-Analysis. Journal

Guerra, Erick Strom

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The New Suburbs: Evolving travel behavior, the built environment, and subway investment in Mexico City  

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analysis of built environment characteristics on householdand public policies. Environment and Planning A, 39(9),Travel and the Built Environment -- A Meta-Analysis. Journal

Guerra, Erick Strom

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Design of traveling wave windows for the PEP-II RF coupling network  

SciTech Connect

The waveguide windows in the PEP-II RF coupling network have to withstand high power of 500 kW. Traveling wave windows have lower power dissipation than conventional self-matched windows, thus rendering the possibility of less stringent mechanical design. The traveling wave behavior is achieved by providing a reflecting iris on each side of the window, and depending on the configuration of the irises, traveling wave windows are characterized as inductive or capacitive types. A numerical design procedure using MAFIA has been developed for traveling wave windows. The relative advantages of inductive and capacitive windows are discussed. Furthermore, the issues of bandwidth and multipactoring are also addressed.

Kroll, N.M.; Ng, C.K.; Judkins, J.; Neubauer, M.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Video Transit Training for Older Travelers: A Case Study of the Rossmoor Senior Adult Community, California  

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Video Transit Training for Older Travelers Case Study of theto develop a transit training video for residents of themunity in California. The video features familiar community

Shaheen, Susan A; Rodier, Caroline J

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Video Transit Training for Older Travelers: A Case Study of the Rossmoor Senior Adult Community, California  

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Video Transit Training for Older Travelers Case Study of theto develop a transit training video for residents of themunity in California. The video features familiar community

Shaheen, Susan; Rodier, Caroline J.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Flooding: Implications for Transportation Infrastructure and Travel Disruption  

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hydrology. Transportation infrastructure and travel patternsnot only damaged various infrastructures but also disruptednot hold true in new infrastructure design and management (

Chang, Heejun; Lafrenz, Martin; Jung, II-Won; Figliozzi, Miguell; Platman, Deena

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

A California Statewide Exploratory Analysis Correlating Land Use Density, Infrastructure Supply and Travel Behavior  

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Land Use Density, Infrastructure Supply and Travel Behaviorof employment and infrastructure supply are used togetherCalifonia. Land use and infrastructure have a significant,

Yoon, Seo Youn; Golob, Thomas F.; Goulias, Konstadinos G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Preference accommodating and preference shaping : incorporating traveler preferences into transportation planning  

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This dissertation examines the psychological factors that influence travel behavior such as people's personality traits, environmental attitudes, car pride and perceptions of convenience and comfort. Despite the recognition ...

Zhao, Jinhua, 1977-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Secretary Bodman to Travel to the Middle East to Advance International...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

efficiency. Secretary Bodman will depart on Monday, January 14, 2008 and travel to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Egypt. "To increase global energy...

209

KCP installs steel cable mesh that can stop a 20 pound item traveling...  

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item traveling 240 mph Posted By Office of Public Affairs Construction of the Kansas City Plant at the new National Security Campus has included some unique building...

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DOE M 552.1-1A, U.S. Department of Energy Travel Manual  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The Manual supplements information in the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by providing further clarification and establishing Department of Energy (DOE) policy ...

2006-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Journeys in the Palimpsest: British women's travel to Greece,1840-1914.  

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??Discussions of British travel to Greece in the nineteenth century have been dominated by the work of Lord Byron. Byrons contemporary Greeks were Orientalised, while (more)

Mahn, Churnjeet Kaur

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Distance Is Not Dead: Social Interaction and Geographical Distance in the Internet Era  

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The Internet revolution has made long-distance communication dramatically faster, easier, and cheaper than ever before. This, it has been argued, has decreased the importance of geographic proximity in social interactions, transforming our world into a global village with a borderless society. We argue for the opposite: while technology has undoubtedly increased the overall level of communication, this increase has been most pronounced for local social ties. We show that the volume of electronic communications is inversely proportional to geographic distance, following a Power Law. We directly study the importance of physical proximity in social interactions by analyzing the spatial dissemination of new baby names. Counter-intuitively, and in line with the above argument, the importance of geographic proximity has dramatically increased with the internet revolution.

Goldenberg, Jacob

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Brain teasers traveling exhibit opens at Los Alamos National Laboratory's  

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Brain teasers exhibit opens at museum Brain teasers exhibit opens at museum Brain Teasers traveling exhibit opens at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bradbury Science Museum The interactive exhibit is a collection of more than 20 puzzles and mind benders. December 4, 2008 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Contact

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Tiny travelers from deep space could assist in healing Fukushima's  

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Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors Tiny travelers from deep space could assist in healing Fukushima's nuclear scar Researchers have devised a method to use cosmic rays to gather detailed information from inside the damaged cores of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. October 17, 2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory Muon Radiography team members stand in front of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex during a visit to determine evaluate whether Los Alamos' Scattering Method for cosmic-ray radiography could be used to image the location of nuclear materials within the reactor buildings. Los Alamos National Laboratory Muon Radiography team members stand in front of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex during a visit to determine evaluate whether Los Alamos' Scattering Method for cosmic-ray

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Secretary Bodman Travels to Russia to Advance Energy Security | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Russia to Advance Energy Security Russia to Advance Energy Security Secretary Bodman Travels to Russia to Advance Energy Security March 15, 2006 - 12:20pm Addthis Promotes Transparent Markets and Clean Energy Technologies; Participates in G8 Energy Ministerial and Delivers Remarks on the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership MOSCOW, RUSSIA-U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today began a two-day visit to Russia where he will lead the U.S. delegation to the G8 Energy Ministerial. During his visit the Secretary will promote greater energy security through the use of advanced energy technologies, the promotion of stable and transparent investment climates, and increased conservation and energy efficiency. Secretary Bodman will also deliver remarks to the Carnegie Center on the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership

216

Neutron damage reduction in a traveling wave reactor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Traveling wave reactors are envisioned to run on depleted or natural uranium with no need for enrichment or reprocessing, and in a manner which requires little to no operator intervention. If feasible, this type of reactor has significant advantages over conventional nuclear power systems. However, a practical implementation of this concept is challenging as neutron irradiation levels many times greater than those in conventional reactors appear to be required for a fission wave to propagate. Radiation damage to the fuel and cladding materials presents a significant obstacle to a practical design. One possibility for reducing damage is to soften the neutron energy spectrum. Here we show that using a uranium oxide fuel form will allow a shift in the neutron spectrum that can result in at least a three fold decrease in dpa levels for fuel cladding and structural steels within the reactor compared with the dpa levels expected when using a uranium metal fuel. (authors)

Osborne, A. G.; Deinert, M. R. [Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Traveling-wave device with mass flux suppression  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A traveling-wave device is provided with the conventional moving pistons eliminated. Acoustic energy circulates in a direction through a fluid within a torus. A side branch may be connected to the torus for transferring acoustic energy into or out of the torus. A regenerator is located in the torus with a first heat exchanger located on a first side of the regenerator downstream of the regenerator relative to the direction of the circulating acoustic energy; and a second heat exchanger located on an upstream side of the regenerator. The improvement is a mass flux suppressor located in the torus to minimize time-averaged mass flux of the fluid. In one embodiment, the device further includes a thermal buffer column in the torus to thermally isolate the heat exchanger that is at the operating temperature of the device.

Swift, Gregory W. (Santa Fe, NM); Backhaus, Scott N. (Los Alamos, NM); Gardner, David L. (White Rock, NM)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretary Bodman Travels to Saudi Arabia to Discuss Global Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Saudi Arabia to Discuss Global Energy Saudi Arabia to Discuss Global Energy Investments Secretary Bodman Travels to Saudi Arabia to Discuss Global Energy Investments January 19, 2007 - 10:38am Addthis Furthers Strategic Energy Dialogue between the Nations and Highlights U.S. - Saudi Scientific Innovation RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today continued his six-nation visit to the Middle East and Europe with a two-day stop in Saudi Arabia where he met with Saudi Arabia's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ibrahim Al-Naimi to discuss joint energy cooperation. Secretary Bodman also toured the King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and will tour the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology during his visit. "The United States and Saudi Arabia enjoy a relationship of global

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Secretary Bodman Travels to the Middle East | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

the Middle East the Middle East Secretary Bodman Travels to the Middle East November 10, 2005 - 2:22pm Addthis Four-nation swing to emphasize domestic energy needs and goals WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman embarked upon a four-nation tour through the Middle East to enhance the United States' relationship with major oil-producing nations, promote economic liberalization and increased foreign investment in the region, and reaffirm U.S. energy policy goals. "Both consumers and producers of energy depend on a vibrant, growing world economy. By working together we can increase the energy and economic security of the United States and our international partners and pursue continued growth and prosperity in developed and developing nations," Secretary Bodman said.

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GenForecast(26yr)(avg).PDF  

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SLCAIP Historical & Forecast Generation at Plant Total Range of Hydrology 0 2,000,000,000 4,000,000,000 6,000,000,000 8,000,000,000 10,000,000,000 12,000,000,000 1 9 7 0 1 9 7 2 1...

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Measurements of the travel?time bias caused by internal waves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Theoretical work and computer simulations predict that the travel?time of acoustic signals is biased by the ocean internal wave field. The path integral theory for scattering predicts that the size of the travel time bias depends on the logarithm of the center frequency of the acoustic signal. A recent experiment

Matthew Dzieciuch; the AST Group

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On electric resistances for distance-regular graphs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate the behavior of electric potentials on distance-regular graphs, and extend some results of a prior paper. Our main result, Theorem 4, shows(together with Corollary 3) that if distance is measured by the electric resistance between points then all points are close to being equidistant on a distance-regular graph with large valency. A number of auxiliary results are also presented.

Koolen, Jack; Park, Jongyook

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Hazardous Waste Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) Hazardous Waste Minimum Distance Requirements (Connecticut) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Department of Energy and Environmental Protection These regulations set minimum distance requirements between certain types of facilities that generate, process, store, and dispose of hazardous waste

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Spatial chemical distance based on atomic property fields  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

009-9316-x Spatial chemical distance based on atomicSimilarity of compound chemical structures often leads tonot always true, as distinct chemical scaffolds can exhibit

Grigoryan, A. V.; Kufareva, I.; Totrov, M.; Abagyan, R. A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Consumer Adoption of Online Banking: Does Distance Matter?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Adoption of Online Banking: Does Distance Matter? Beethikaand Goolsbee, Austan (2002). "Does the Internet Make Marketsto the closest bank branch does not affect the likelihood of

Khan, Beethika S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Alaska North Slope Tundra Travel Model and Validation Study  

SciTech Connect

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Mining, Land, and Water manages cross-country travel, typically associated with hydrocarbon exploration and development, on Alaska's arctic North Slope. This project is intended to provide natural resource managers with objective, quantitative data to assist decision making regarding opening of the tundra to cross-country travel. DNR designed standardized, controlled field trials, with baseline data, to investigate the relationships present between winter exploration vehicle treatments and the independent variables of ground hardness, snow depth, and snow slab thickness, as they relate to the dependent variables of active layer depth, soil moisture, and photosynthetically active radiation (a proxy for plant disturbance). Changes in the dependent variables were used as indicators of tundra disturbance. Two main tundra community types were studied: Coastal Plain (wet graminoid/moist sedge shrub) and Foothills (tussock). DNR constructed four models to address physical soil properties: two models for each main community type, one predicting change in depth of active layer and a second predicting change in soil moisture. DNR also investigated the limited potential management utility in using soil temperature, the amount of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) absorbed by plants, and changes in microphotography as tools for the identification of disturbance in the field. DNR operated under the assumption that changes in the abiotic factors of active layer depth and soil moisture drive alteration in tundra vegetation structure and composition. Statistically significant differences in depth of active layer, soil moisture at a 15 cm depth, soil temperature at a 15 cm depth, and the absorption of photosynthetically active radiation were found among treatment cells and among treatment types. The models were unable to thoroughly investigate the interacting role between snow depth and disturbance due to a lack of variability in snow depth cover throughout the period of field experimentation. The amount of change in disturbance indicators was greater in the tundra communities of the Foothills than in those of the Coastal Plain. However the overall level of change in both community types was less than expected. In Coastal Plain communities, ground hardness and snow slab thickness were found to play an important role in change in active layer depth and soil moisture as a result of treatment. In the Foothills communities, snow cover had the most influence on active layer depth and soil moisture as a result of treatment. Once certain minimum thresholds for ground hardness, snow slab thickness, and snow depth were attained, it appeared that little or no additive effect was realized regarding increased resistance to disturbance in the tundra communities studied. DNR used the results of this modeling project to set a standard for maximum permissible disturbance of cross-country tundra travel, with the threshold set below the widely accepted standard of Low Disturbance levels (as determined by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). DNR followed the modeling project with a validation study, which seemed to support the field trial conclusions and indicated that the standard set for maximum permissible disturbance exhibits a conservative bias in favor of environmental protection. Finally DNR established a quick and efficient tool for visual estimations of disturbance to determine when investment in field measurements is warranted. This Visual Assessment System (VAS) seemed to support the plot disturbance measurements taking during the modeling and validation phases of this project.

Harry R. Bader; Jacynthe Guimond

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

A Collaborative Case Study System for Distance Learning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distance Learning from Case Studies involves enabling collaboration between two or more learners at a distance on a case study activity. In this paper we present an empirical qualitative study that simulates a learning scenario in which a pair of subjects ...

Marta C. Rosatelli; John A. Self

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Measuring Dialect Distance Phonetically John Nerbonne and Wilbert Heeringa  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

- tance, both simple (based on atomic char- acters) and complex (based on feature vec- tors). The measurements using feature vec- tors varied according to whether city-block distance, Euclidean distance or (a sensitive, that city-block dis- tance is a good measure of phonetic over- lap of feature vectors

229

Computing the Frchet distance between piecewise smooth curves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider the Frechet distance between two curves which are given as a sequence of m+n curved pieces. If these pieces are sufficiently well-behaved, we can compute the Frechet distance in O(mnlog(mn)) time. The decision version of the problem can be ... Keywords: Shape matching

Gnter Rote

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

A Novel Distributed Simulation Approach in Adaptive Distance Relaying  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an adaptive distance relaying strategy based on the global network simulation (GNS) concept is presented. The GNS concept is actually a distributed simulation approach (DSA) for piecewise analysis of large-scale power grids using diakoptics ... Keywords: adaptive distance relaying, coordination rules, diakoptics, distributed simulation approach (DSA), global network simulation (GNS), large change sensitivity (LCS), mutually coupled lines

V. Gohari Sadr; S.M. Kouhsari

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Optimal selection of robots by using distance based approach method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A deterministic quantitative model based on Distance Based Approach (DBA) method has been developed for evaluation, selection and ranking of robots, which is a concept hitherto not employed in selection problem of this kind. As a significant development ... Keywords: Distance based approach, Optimized selection, Ranking, Robots

Rishi Kumar; R. K. Garg

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

An extreme-distance approach to multiple criteria ranking  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A distance approach based on extreme points, or predefined ideal and anti-ideal points, is proposed to improve on the TOPSIS (Technique for Order Performance [or Ordered Preference] by Similarity to Ideal Solution) method of multiple criteria ranking. ... Keywords: Comparative study, Distance-based ranking, Multiple criteria decision analysis, Multiple criteria ranking, TOPSIS

Ye Chen; D. Marc Kilgour; Keith W. Hipel

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Three-cell traveling wave superconducting test structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Use of a superconducting traveling wave accelerating (STWA) structure with a small phase advance per cell rather than a standing wave structure may provide a significant increase of the accelerating gradient in the ILC linac. For the same surface electric and magnetic fields the STWA achieves an accelerating gradient 1.2 larger than TESLA-like standing wave cavities. The STWA allows also longer acceleration cavities, reducing the number of gaps between them. However, the STWA structure requires a SC feedback waveguide to return the few hundreds of MW of circulating RF power from the structure output to the structure input. A test single-cell cavity with feedback was designed, manufactured and successfully tested demonstrating the possibility of a proper processing to achieve a high accelerating gradient. These results open way to take the next step of the TW SC cavity development: to build and test a travelingwave three-cell cavity with a feedback waveguide. The latest results of the single-cell cavity tests are discussed as well as the design of the test 3-cell TW cavity.

Avrakhov, Pavel; Kanareykin, Alexei; /Euclid Techlabs, Solon; Kazakov, Sergey; Solyak, Nikolay; Wu, Genfa; Yakovlev, Vyacheslav P.; /Fermilab

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PARTICLE ENERGY SPECTRA AT TRAVELING INTERPLANETARY SHOCK WAVES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We have searched for evidence of significant shock acceleration of He ions of {approx}1-10 MeV amu{sup -1} in situ at 258 interplanetary traveling shock waves observed by the Wind spacecraft. We find that the probability of observing significant acceleration, and the particle intensity observed, depends strongly upon the shock speed and less strongly upon the shock compression ratio. For most of the 39 fast shocks with significant acceleration, the observed spectral index agrees with either that calculated from the shock compression ratio or with the spectral index of the upstream background, when the latter spectrum is harder, as expected from diffusive shock theory. In many events the spectra are observed to roll downward at higher energies, as expected from Ellison-Ramaty and from Lee shock-acceleration theories. The dearth of acceleration at {approx}85% of the shocks is explained by (1) a low shock speed, (2) a low shock compression ratio, and (3) a low value of the shock-normal angle with the magnetic field, which may cause the energy spectra that roll downward at energies below our observational threshold. Quasi-parallel shock waves are rarely able to produce measurable acceleration at 1 AU. The dependence of intensity on shock speed, seen here at local shocks, mirrors the dependence found previously for the peak intensities in large solar energetic-particle events upon speeds of the associated coronal mass ejections which drive the shocks.

Reames, Donald V., E-mail: dvreames@umd.edu [Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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On some essential peculiarities of the traveling wave reactor operation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

On the basis of conditions for existence of nuclear burning wave in neutron-multiplicating media (U-Pu and Th-U cycles) we show the possibility of surmounting so-called dpa-parameter problem, or in other words, an algorithm of optimal nuclear burning wave mode is proposed yielding parameters of the wave (fluence/neutron flux, width and speed of nuclear burning wave) satisfying the dpa-condition, characterizing the tolerable level of radioactive stability of reactor materials, in particular the cladding materials. It is shown for the first time that capture and fission cross-sections of 238U and 239Pu increase with temperature within 1000-3000K range, that under certain conditions may lead to global loss of stability of nuclear burning wave. Some variants of possible stability loss due to so-called blow-up modes, or in other words, anomalous nuclear fuel temperature and neutron flow evolution are discussed and are found to possibly become a reason for trivial violation of internal safety of traveling wave reac...

Rusov, V D; Sharf, I V; Vaschenko, V M; Linnik, E P; Zelentsova, T N; Beglaryan, M E; Chernegenko, S A; Kosenko, S I; Molchinikolov, P A; Smolyar, V P; Grechan, E V

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On some essential peculiarities of the traveling wave reactor operation  

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On the basis of conditions for existence of nuclear burning wave in neutron-multiplicating media (U-Pu and Th-U cycles) we show the possibility of surmounting so-called dpa-parameter problem, or in other words, an algorithm of optimal nuclear burning wave mode is proposed yielding parameters of the wave (fluence/neutron flux, width and speed of nuclear burning wave) satisfying the dpa-condition, characterizing the tolerable level of radioactive stability of reactor materials, in particular the cladding materials. It is shown for the first time that capture and fission cross-sections of 238U and 239Pu increase with temperature within 1000-3000K range, that under certain conditions may lead to global loss of stability of nuclear burning wave. Some variants of possible stability loss due to so-called blow-up modes, or in other words, anomalous nuclear fuel temperature and neutron flow evolution are discussed and are found to possibly become a reason for trivial violation of internal safety of traveling wave reactor.

V. D. Rusov; V. A. Tarasov; I. V. Sharf; V. M. Vaschenko; E. P. Linnik; T. N. Zelentsova; M. E. Beglaryan; S. A. Chernegenko; S. I. Kosenko; P. A. Molchinikolov; V. P. Smolyar; E. V. Grechan

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Incident detection using the Standard Normal Deviate model and travel time information from probe vehicles  

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One application of travel time information explored in this thesis is freeway incident detection. It is vital to develop reliable methods for automatically detecting incidents to facilitate the quick response and removal of incidents before they cause breakdowns in traffic flow. The use of real-time travel time data to monitor freeway conditions has the advantages over conventional loop detectors of taking into account the dynamic, longitudinal nature of traffic flow and requiring data from only a portion of the traffic stream. This study employed the Standard Normal Deviate (SND) Model to test the feasibility of using travel time data to detect lane blocking incidents. The fundamental concept of the SND Model was based on the comparison of real-time travel time data to historical travel time data for given freeway segments during specified times. The travel time and incident reports used were collected through the Real-Time Traffic Information System (RTTIS) in the north freeway corridor of Houston, Texas using probe vehicles equipped with cellular telephones. The data were compiled on 39 freeway links from October 1991 through August 1992 on weekdays during morning and afternoon data collection periods. The results of incident detection tests, applying the SND Model to incident and travel time me data from the North Freeway, indicated high successful incident detection rates. However, high false alarm rates also resulted from the SND Model test applications. An optimum SND value of 2.0 was observed for the North Freeway test data. At this value the SND tests produced successful incident detection rates of 70 percent and higher during both the morning and afternoon periods. False alarm rates were also 70 percent. The best results were achieved on those freeway sections where the most incident and travel time data had been collected. The overall results of the incident detection tests on the North Freeway demonstrated that the SND Model was a feasible incident detection algorithm, but required an extensive historical travel time data base.

Mountain, Christopher Eugene

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TTB or not TTB, that is the question: a review and analysis of the empirical literature on travel time (and money) budgets  

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for the Allocation of Time and Money. Unpublished Ph.D.Expenditure of Time and Money on Travel. Transportationin Travel Time and Money Expenditures. Transportation

Mokhtarian, Patricia L; Chen, C

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretary Chu will Travel to China to Highlight Clean Energy Partnerships |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Chu will Travel to China to Highlight Clean Energy Chu will Travel to China to Highlight Clean Energy Partnerships Secretary Chu will Travel to China to Highlight Clean Energy Partnerships April 28, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will travel to China from May 24th to 28th to highlight the benefit of U.S.-China partnerships and cooperation in the clean energy sector. He will visit with government officials, academia and members of the private sector in both Beijing and Shanghai to learn more about ways in which the two countries can work together on clean energy research and technology development. "As the world's two top energy consumers, energy producers and greenhouse gas emitters, the United States and China have already begun to look at innovative ways our two countries can benefit from working together and

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Secretaries Chu and Locke to Travel to China Next Week | Department of  

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Locke to Travel to China Next Week Locke to Travel to China Next Week Secretaries Chu and Locke to Travel to China Next Week July 6, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will travel to China from July 14 to 17. The two secretaries will highlight the tremendous potential for mutually beneficial relationships in the clean energy sector. "Clean energy will drive the economy of the future, both in the United States and around the world," Chu said. "From renewable energy to more efficient buildings to carbon capture and storage, clean energy technologies can create millions of jobs. Working together, we can accomplish more than acting alone. It's in our interest and China's to explore ways to cooperate for our mutual benefit -- by promoting renewable

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241

Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Intelligent Transportation Systems: The Value of Advanced Traveler Information Systems  

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Navigation, Full Cost of Transportation, Social CostsThe Social Costs of Intercity Passenger Transportation: ATransportation, Advanced Traveler Information Systems Introduction Recent literature has extensively discussed the social costs

Levinson, David; Gillen, David; Chang, Elva

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statement on U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz's Travel to Istanbul,  

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on U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz's Travel to on U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz's Travel to Istanbul, Turkey Statement on U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz's Travel to Istanbul, Turkey November 19, 2013 - 9:48am Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 "U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travel to Istanbul, Turkey November 20 to 23 and give opening remarks at the 5th Atlantic Council Energy Summit. Secretary Moniz will also attend the Ministerial meeting on 'Energy Efficiency for Economic Growth' with industry leaders, experts, and other government representatives. "During his stay in Istanbul, Secretary Moniz will meet with senior Turkish officials on a broad range of issues including clean energy, energy efficiency, and energy security. "Secretary Moniz is committed to maintain and grow the strong trade and

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Secretary Bodman to Travel to the Middle East to Advance International  

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to Travel to the Middle East to Advance to Travel to the Middle East to Advance International Energy Cooperation Secretary Bodman to Travel to the Middle East to Advance International Energy Cooperation January 10, 2008 - 10:23am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman next week will embark on a five-nation tour through the Middle East to enhance the United States' relationship with oil-producing nations, promote sustained investment in conventional and alternative energy sources, and encourage improvements in global energy efficiency. Secretary Bodman will depart on Monday, January 14, 2008 and travel to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Egypt. "To increase global energy security, producing and consuming nations alike must make robust investments in a diversity of energy sources, accelerate

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Secretary Bodman To Travel to Vienna, Austria for Second GNEP Ministerial  

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Secretary Bodman To Travel to Vienna, Austria for Second GNEP Secretary Bodman To Travel to Vienna, Austria for Second GNEP Ministerial and IAEA General Conference Secretary Bodman To Travel to Vienna, Austria for Second GNEP Ministerial and IAEA General Conference A letter issued by the Department of Energy's Office of Public Affairs detailling the mission behind the U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman's trip to Vienna, Austria, to chair the second Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) Ministerial on Sunday, September 16, 2007, with partner countries: China, France, Japan, and Russia. Secretary Bodman To Travel to Vienna, Austria for Second GNEP Ministerial and IAEA General Conference More Documents & Publications GNEP-IAEA_Conference_Announcement.pdf Senior Delegation Officials From All GNEP Participants

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Secretary Chu to Travel to India and China to Promote Clean Energy  

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Secretary Chu to Travel to India and China to Promote Clean Energy Secretary Chu to Travel to India and China to Promote Clean Energy Partnerships Secretary Chu to Travel to India and China to Promote Clean Energy Partnerships November 10, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - The Department of Energy announced today that Energy Secretary Steven Chu will travel to India and China from Thursday, November 12 to Wednesday, November 18 as part of the Department's efforts to advance opportunities for international clean energy cooperation. During the China portion of the visit, Secretary Chu will join with President Barack Obama as part of the official White House delegation. "China and India will play central roles in the world's energy future." Secretary Chu said. "By working together we can promote clean energy

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Secretary Chu to Travel to Russia Next Week | Department of Energy  

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to Travel to Russia Next Week to Travel to Russia Next Week Secretary Chu to Travel to Russia Next Week June 3, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will travel to Russia from June 6-11 where he will highlight the tremendous potential for mutually beneficial cooperation and shared economic opportunities with Russia in the areas of innovative clean energy technology, safe and reliable civilian nuclear power, best practices in energy efficiency, and nuclear non-proliferation. The visit will promote continued collaboration between U.S. and Russian scientists, technical experts, and energy sector businesses. It will also pave the way for U.S. investment and clean technology exports to Russia. "From clean energy to nuclear security, the United States and Russia have a

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Energy Secretary Bodman Travels to Moscow, Baku, Kiev to Discuss Energy and  

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Travels to Moscow, Baku, Kiev to Discuss Travels to Moscow, Baku, Kiev to Discuss Energy and Nuclear Security Energy Secretary Bodman Travels to Moscow, Baku, Kiev to Discuss Energy and Nuclear Security May 20, 2005 - 12:49pm Addthis Trip Will Focus on World Energy Security, Energy Resource Development, and Nuclear Nonproliferation WASHINGTON, DC -- Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman next week will travel to Moscow, Russia; Baku, Azerbaijan; and Kiev, Ukraine, where he will hold discussions with senior officials on a variety of energy and nuclear safety issues, including encouraging the development of diverse energy resources, promoting market transparency and investment, and advancing nuclear nonproliferation. "A healthy, vibrant and transparent global energy market is critical to the economic success of America and all nations," Secretary Bodman said.

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Secretary Chu To Travel to Scotland and Ireland | Department of Energy  

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To Travel to Scotland and Ireland To Travel to Scotland and Ireland Secretary Chu To Travel to Scotland and Ireland November 1, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - This week, Secretary Chu will travel to Scotland and Ireland where he will meet with government and academic leaders, as well as American and Irish business leaders who are engaged in clean energy industries. Both Scotland and Ireland share similar energy challenges and resources with the United States, including significant offshore wind energy potential. These countries have set rigorous renewable energy goals, including wind and water power, towards meeting the European Union's target of 20 percent energy from renewable sources by 2020. Glasgow, Scotland On Tuesday, November 2, Secretary Chu will deliver a keynote address at the

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Secretary Chu and Energy Department Officials to Travel Across America to  

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Secretary Chu and Energy Department Officials to Travel Across Secretary Chu and Energy Department Officials to Travel Across America to Discuss the Obama Administration's Commitment to Energy Innovation and Manufacturing Secretary Chu and Energy Department Officials to Travel Across America to Discuss the Obama Administration's Commitment to Energy Innovation and Manufacturing January 24, 2012 - 3:47pm Addthis Washington D.C. - This week, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman and other senior Energy Department officials will participate in events across the country to highlight President Obama's State of the Union address and discuss the Obama Administration's commitment to energy innovation and advanced manufacturing. On Thursday, January 26, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to tour renewable energy research facilities at Sandia

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On complexity of the optimal recombination for the travelling salesman problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The computational complexity of the optimal recombination for the Travelling Salesman Problem is considered both in the symmetric and in the general cases. Strong NP-hardness of these optimal recombination problems is proven and solving approaches are ...

Anton V. Eremeev

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Dynamics of Household Travel Time Expenditures and Car Ownership Decisions  

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or more of the others (say, car usage as a function of carnumberof workers, explains car usage, but not car ownership;locations imply higher car usage in terms of travel times

Golob, Thomas F.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronically controllable transmission line design for traveling wave array antenna feed network  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis, an electronically controllable transmission line (ECTL) is presented. By modulating the conductivity of a doped Si modulator in the ECTL, the wave propagation constant in the ECTL is controlled. Measured results show a phase change in the ECTL at a single frequency when non-zero bias voltage is applied. This ECTL is implemented in order to feed a traveling wave array antenna, which is composed of 8 aperture-coupled microstrip antenna elements. It is demonstrated that phase change in an ECTL feed line has applications as a traveling wave array antenna with beam steering. S-parameter measurements are presented which demonstrate phase change in an ECTL and main beam steering of an 8-element traveling wave array antenna. The design procedure for an aperture-coupled microstrip antenna with a specific input impedance at the resonant frequency and a matching circuit design for a traveling wave array antenna are discussed in detail.

Shin, Chang-Seok

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A needs-based approach to activity generation for travel demand analysis/  

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This thesis develops a needs-based framework for behavioral enhancement of conventional activity-based travel demand models. Operational activity-based models specify activity generation models based on empirical considerations ...

Pattabhiraman, Varun R. (Varun Ramakrishna)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Grouping Travelers on the Basis of their Different Car and Transit Levels of Use  

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Elgar, A. , Bekhor, S. : Car-rider segmentation according tostatus and investment in car mobility. Transp. Res. Rec.people talk about bus and car travel. Transp. Res. A Jensen,

Diana, Marco; Mokhtarian, Patricia L

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grouping travelers on the basis of their different car and transit levels of use  

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Elgar, A. , Bekhor, S. : Car-rider segmentation according tostatus and investment in car mobility. Transp. Res. Rec.people talk about bus and car travel. Transp. Res. A Jensen,

Diana, Marco; Mokhtarian, Patricia L.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Figure 72. Vehicle miles traveled per licensed driver, 1970-2040 ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Sheet3 Sheet2 Sheet1 Figure 72. Vehicle miles traveled per licensed driver, 1970-2040 (thousand miles) History Reference case 1970.00 $8.69 1971.00 $9.01

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Rebound 2007: Analysis of U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Travel Statistics  

SciTech Connect

U.S. national time series data on vehicle travel by passenger cars and light trucks covering the period 1966 2007 are used to test for the existence, size and stability of the rebound effect for motor vehicle fuel efficiency on vehicle travel. The data show a statistically significant effect of gasoline price on vehicle travel but do not support the existence of a direct impact of fuel efficiency on vehicle travel. Additional tests indicate that fuel price effects have not been constant over time, although the hypothesis of symmetry with respect to price increases and decreases is not rejected. Small and Van Dender (2007) model of a declining rebound effect with income is tested and similar results are obtained.

Greene, David L [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Report on Inspection of the Secretary of Energy's Foreign Travel, DOE/IG-0397  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Inspectorl General (IG) conduct a thorough examination of all Secretarial foreign travel from 1993 to December 1995 to include the purpose of each trip, the activities of each Federal participant...

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Implementation of advanced transit traveler information systems in the United States and Canada : practice and prospects  

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Over the past few years, public transit agencies across the United States and Canada have increasingly implemented methods for passengers to access traveler information using new media and personal mobile communications ...

Rizos, Anthony Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretary Chu To Travel to China and Japan | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

To Travel to China and Japan To Travel to China and Japan Secretary Chu To Travel to China and Japan November 5, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. -U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will travel to China and Japan November 14 - 19 to meet with government officials, business leaders and others to discuss the Department's ongoing clean energy and scientific collaboration with both countries. More information about the trip is as follows: Shanghai, China On Sunday, November 14, Secretary Chu will tour clean energy businesses, including Huaneng Power's carbon capture and storage project. That evening, he will participate in a Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Steering Committee meeting with senior government officials. On Monday, November 15, Secretary Chu will tour Tongji University and

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EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DVM AND GRADUATE STUDENTS TRAVELING ABROAD ON UNIVERSITY-RELATED ACTIVITY  

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EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DVM AND GRADUATE STUDENTS TRAVELING ABROAD ON UNIVERSITY: ________________________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact Name: ___________________________________ Relationship: ________________________________________________________________________ I authorize the SVM to contact this person in the event of an emergency. Site Contact Organization

Sheridan, Jennifer

262

Distance visualization of ultrascale data with explorable images  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This talk presents a new approach to distance visualization of very large data sets output from scientific supercomputing. The processing power of massively parallel supercomputers increases at a rather fast rate, about an order of magnitude faster every ...

Kwan-Liu Ma; Anna Tikhonova; Carlos D. Correa

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Redshift-Independent Distances to Type Ia Supernovae  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe a procedure for accurately determining luminosity distances to Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) without knowledge of redshift. This procedure, which may be used as an extension of any of the various distance determination methods currently in use, is based on marginalizing over redshift, removing the requirement of knowing $z$ a priori. We demonstrate that the Hubble diagram scatter of distances measured with this technique is approximately equal to that of distances derived from conventional redshift-specific methods for a set of 60 nearby SNe Ia. This indicates that accurate distances for cosmological SNe Ia may be determined without the requirement of spectroscopic redshifts, which are typically the limiting factor for the number of SNe that modern surveys can collect. Removing this limitation would greatly increase the number of SNe for which current and future SN surveys will be able to accurately measure distance. The method may also be able to be used for high-$z$ SNe Ia to determine cosmological density parameters without redshift information.

Brian J. Barris; John L. Tonry

2004-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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SBF Distances to Leo and Virgo using the HST  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have used archive HST WFPC2 data for three elliptical galaxies (NGC 3379 in the Leo I group, and NGC 4472 and NGC 4406 in the Virgo cluster) to determine their distances using the Surface Brightness Fluctuation (SBF) method as described by Tonry and Schneider (1988). A comparison of the HST results with the SBF distance moduli of Ciardullo et al (1993) shows significant disagreement and suggests that the r.m.s. error on these ground-based distance moduli is actually as large as +-0.25 mag. The agreement is only slightly improved when we compare our results with the HST and ground-based SBF distances from Ajhar et al (1997) and Tonry et al (1997); the comparison suggests that a lower limit on the error of the HST SBF distance moduli is +-0.17 mag. Overall, these results suggest that previously quoted measurement errors may underestimate the true error in SBF distance moduli by at least a factor of 2-3.

P. W. Morris; T. Shanks

1998-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Combination of evidence in recommendation systems characterized by distance functions  

SciTech Connect

Recommendation systems for different Document Networks (DN) such as the World Wide Web (WWW), Digitnl Libarries, or Scientific Databases, often make use of distance functions extracted from relationships among documents and between documents and semantic tags. For instance, documents In the WWW are related via a hyperlink network, while documents in bibliographic databases are related by citation and collaboration networks.Furthermore, documents can be related to semantic tags such as keywords used to describe their content, The distance functions computed from these relations establish associative networks among items of the DN, and allow recommendation systems to identify relevant associations for iudividoal users. The process of recommendation can be improved by integrating associative data from different sources. Thus we are presented with a problem of combining evidence (about assochaons between items) from different sonrces characterized by distance functions. In this paper we summarize our work on (1) inferring associations from semi-metric distance functions and (2) combining evidence from different (distance) associative DN.

Rocha, L. M. (Luis Mateus)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FastMeasure Distance Measuring Tools | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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Assessment of Smolt Condition for Travel Time Analysis, 1991-1992 Annual Report.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Regression techniques were used to determine the effects of several biotic and abiotic variables on the migration rates of juvenile spring chinook salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake rivers. Comparisons of the effects of river flow and smoltification, assessed using gill Na{sup +}-K{sup +} ATPase activity, were of primary interest. Day of the year, water temperature, change in flow, condition factor, and fork length were also considered as independent variables. Groups of fish were sampled to assess smoltification 2-3 times per week during the spring outmigrations during 1989-1992. These groups were assumed to be representative of other fish which were PIT-tagged and released as a part of the Smolt Monitoring Program in the Columbia Basin. River flow, gill ATPase activity, condition factor, water temperature, and change in flow were significant variables in regressions predicting the time for juvenile spring chinook salmon to travel between specific points (travel time), whereas river flow was the only significant contributor to models describing travel times of steelhead. Predicted travel times of wild steelhead were shorter than those of hatchery steelhead. River flow was the only variable common to all regression equations. Based on the characteristic, changes in river flow would be the most logical means to decrease travel times of both juvenile spring chinook salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Maule, Alec G.; Beeman, John W.; Schrock, Robin M. (Seattle National Fishery Research Center, Columbia River Field Station, Cook, WA)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CAKE Goes 'The Distance' with Solar | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CAKE Goes 'The Distance' with Solar CAKE Goes 'The Distance' with Solar CAKE Goes 'The Distance' with Solar February 2, 2011 - 10:00am Addthis April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs CAKE. Whether it takes the form of cupcakes, birthday cake, the ever-popular cheesecake or even gluten-free - it unfailingly brightens up almost anyone's day. CAKE the band, however, has taken the sweetness to another level with their newest album Showroom of Compassion, which was produced using 100 percent solar energy. The group formed in 1991 and took the Northern California music scene by storm in the mid-nineties. Since then, they've become internationally renowned headliners. Earlier this month, CAKE released their sixth album, recorded in a studio in Sacramento powered entirely by solar power.

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Short-distance contribution to the spectrum of Hawking radiation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Hawking effect can be rederived in terms of two-point functions and in such a way that it makes it possible to estimate, within the conventional semiclassical theory, the contribution of ultrashort distances to the Planckian spectrum. For Schwarzschild black holes of three solar masses the analysis shows that Hawking radiation is very robust up to frequencies of 96 T_H or 270 T_H for bosons and fermions, respectively. For primordial black holes (with masses around 10^{15} g) these frequencies turn out to be of order 52T_H and 142 T_H. Only at these frequencies and above do we find that the contribution of Planck distances is of order of the total spectrum itself. Below this scale, the contribution of ultrashort distances to the spectrum is negligible. This suggests that only above these frequencies could an underlying quantum theory of gravity potentially predict significant deviations from Hawking's semiclassical result.

I. Agullo; J. Navarro-Salas; Gonzalo J. Olmo; Leonard Parker

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Using GPS Travel Data to Assess the Real World Driving Energy Use of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Highlights opportunities using GPS travel survey techniques and systems simulation tools for plug-in hybrid vehicle design improvements, which maximize the benefits of energy efficiency technologies.

Gonder, J.; Markel, T.; Simpson, A.; Thornton, M.

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Levenshtein Distance Technique in Dictionary Lookup Methods: An Improved Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dictionary lookup methods are popular in dealing with ambiguous letters which were not recognized by Optical Character Readers. However, a robust dictionary lookup method can be complex as apriori probability calculation or a large dictionary size increases the overhead and the cost of searching. In this context, Levenshtein distance is a simple metric which can be an effective string approximation tool. After observing the effectiveness of this method, an improvement has been made to this method by grouping some similar looking alphabets and reducing the weighted difference among members of the same group. The results showed marked improvement over the traditional Levenshtein distance technique.

Haldar, Rishin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

A Set of Comparable Carbon Footprints for Auto, Truck and Transit Travel in Metropolitan America  

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Set of Comparable Carbon Footprints for Highway Travel in Set of Comparable Carbon Footprints for Highway Travel in Metropolitan America by Frank Southworth* and Anthon Sonnenberg** August 31, 2009 *Corresponding author: Senior R&D Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Principal Research Scientist Georgia Institute of Technology 790 Atlantic Drive SEB Building, Room 324 Atlanta, GA 30332-0355 E-mail: frank.southworth@ce.gatech.edu ** PhD Student, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology 1 Abstract The authors describe the development of a set of carbon dioxide emissions estimates for highway travel by automobile, truck, bus and other public transit vehicle movements within the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas, in calendar year 2005. Considerable variability is found to exist

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Cut Gas Costs This Holiday Traveling Season with Three Easy Tips |  

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Cut Gas Costs This Holiday Traveling Season with Three Easy Tips Cut Gas Costs This Holiday Traveling Season with Three Easy Tips Cut Gas Costs This Holiday Traveling Season with Three Easy Tips November 26, 2013 - 9:23am Addthis Turning off your engine while waiting in the parking lot is a great way to save money on gas. | Photo courtesy of Kristy Keel-Blackmon, NREL/21196. Turning off your engine while waiting in the parking lot is a great way to save money on gas. | Photo courtesy of Kristy Keel-Blackmon, NREL/21196. Jason Lutterman Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy How can I participate? Drive smart this holiday season and stay informed with tools such as the speed penalty calculator on fueleconomy.gov. Yesterday you learned from Becky about three tools to help you save on fuel

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Cut Gas Costs This Holiday Traveling Season with Three Easy Tips |  

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Cut Gas Costs This Holiday Traveling Season with Three Easy Tips Cut Gas Costs This Holiday Traveling Season with Three Easy Tips Cut Gas Costs This Holiday Traveling Season with Three Easy Tips November 26, 2013 - 9:23am Addthis Turning off your engine while waiting in the parking lot is a great way to save money on gas. | Photo courtesy of Kristy Keel-Blackmon, NREL/21196. Turning off your engine while waiting in the parking lot is a great way to save money on gas. | Photo courtesy of Kristy Keel-Blackmon, NREL/21196. Jason Lutterman Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy How can I participate? Drive smart this holiday season and stay informed with tools such as the speed penalty calculator on fueleconomy.gov. Yesterday you learned from Becky about three tools to help you save on fuel

275

Evidence against correlations between nuclear decay rates and Earth-Sun distance  

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distance of the source to the Sun. This work was supportedNuclear Decay Rates and Earth-Sun Distance Eric B. Normanand 241 Am and the Earth-Sun distance. We find no evidence

Norman, Eric B.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA  

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5- Avg VMT by Veh Type","Table A15. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Vehicle Type, 2001 5- Avg VMT by Veh Type","Table A15. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Vehicle Type, 2001 (Thousand Miles per Vehicle) " "Std Errors for A15","Relative Standard Errors for Table A15. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Vehicle Type, 2001 (Percent) " "N Cells for A15","Number of Sample Cases Contributing to Estimates in Table A15. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Vehicle Type, 2001 "

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U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA  

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3 - Avg VMT by Efficiency","Table A13. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Vehicle Fuel Economy Category, 2001 3 - Avg VMT by Efficiency","Table A13. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Vehicle Fuel Economy Category, 2001 (Thousand Miles per Vehicle) " "Std Errors for A13","Relative Standard Errors for Table A13. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Vehicle Fuel Economy Category, 2001 (Percent) " "N Cells for A13","Number of Sample Cases Contributing to Estimates in Table A13. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Vehicle Fuel Economy Category, 2001 "

278

Auctions by price and distance via cellular phones  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider e-commerce auctions via cellular phones in which the winner is selected based on two factors: the requested price and the promise to provide a service on time. The auctioneer can verify that the bidder intends to provide the service by tracking ... Keywords: Auctions, Cellular, Distance, Electronic commerce, Multi-attribute, Simulation, Strategies

Yosi Ben Asher; Mohsen Abu Saleh

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

A proposal for detecting hidden explosives to high distance  

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In this paper author describes a proposal for an apparatus utilising o nuclear physics techniques to identify hidden explosives to a distance of several tenth of meters. The apparatus uses a modified PFNA (Pulsed Fast neutron Analysis) with the gamma ... Keywords: application of nuclear physics, electronic instrumentation, explosives detection, security apparatus

Carlo Artemi

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Weighted Distance Transforms for Images Using Elongated Voxel Grids  

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In this paper we investigate weighted distance transforms in 3D images using elongated voxel grids. We use a local neighbourhood of size 3 3 3 and assume a voxel grid with equal resolution along two axes and lower along the third. The weights (local ...

Ida-Maria Sintorn; Gunilla Borgefors

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Computing the Edit-Distance between Unrooted Ordered Trees  

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An ordered tree is a tree in which each node's incident edges are cyclically ordered; think of the tree as being embedded in the plane. Let A and B be two ordered trees. The edit distance between A and B is the minimum cost ...

Philip N. Klein

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

UHF measurement of breathing and heartbeat at a distance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The detection of breathing and heartbeat from a distance is important for medical triage and mass casualty events as well as routine monitoring of higher-risk patients. Typical approaches include wiring up patients to devices and wearable devices, but ... Keywords: UHF, breathing, heartbeat, radar

Jerry Silvious; David Tahmoush

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Move-to-Front, Distance Coding, and Inversion Frequencies revisited  

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Move-to-Front, Distance Coding and Inversion Frequencies are three simple and effective techniques used to process the output of the Burrows-Wheeler Transform. In this paper we provide the first complete comparative analyses of these techniques, establishing ... Keywords: Burrows-Wheeler Transform, Data Compression, Empirical entropy

Travis Gagie; Giovanni Manzini

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Free Energy Surfaces from Single-Distance Information Philipp Schuetz,  

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Free Energy Surfaces from Single-Distance Information Philipp Schuetz, Rene´ Wuttke, Benjamin We propose a network-based method for determining basins and barriers of complex free energy surfaces for the iterative determination of individual basins by the minimum-cut-based free energy profile, a barrier

Caflisch, Amedeo

285

Distance between quantum states in the presence of initial qubit-environment correlations: A comparative study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The time evolution of the trace distance between two states of an open quantum system may increase due to initial system-environment correlations, thus exhibiting a breakdown of distance contractivity of the reduced dynamics. We analyze how the time evolution of the distance depends on the chosen distance measure. Here we elucidate the behavior of the trace distance, the Hilbert-Schmidt distance, the Bures distance, the Hellinger distance, and the quantum Jensen-Shannon divergence for two system-environment setups, namely a qubit bilinearly coupled to an infinite and a finite-size environment with the latter composed of harmonic oscillators.

Dajka, Jerzy; Luczka, Jerzy; Haenggi, Peter [Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, 40-007 Katowice (Poland); Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg, D-86135 Augsburg (Germany)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

286

Travel and Electricity Demand Analysis of Potential U.S. High-Speed Rail and Maglev Corridors  

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Highway and air travel continue to increase steadily every year, with the number of air flights growing almost three times faster than automobile trips. High-speed rail trains and magnetically levitated vehicles can potentially provide viable intercity travel alternatives to airplanes and automobiles. This report assesses the possible ridership and the potential electrical loads created by these high-speed ground transportation systems.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Leaning-based travel interfaces revisited: frontal versus sidewise stances for flying in 3D virtual spaces  

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In this paper we revisit the design of leaning-based travel interfaces and propose a design space to categorize existing implementations. Within the design space, frontal and sidewise stances when using a flying surfboard interface were compared through ... Keywords: 3d virtual spaces., leaning-based travel interface, navigation, stance

Jia Wang; Rob Lindeman

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Short communication Travelling salesman problem on dilute lattices : visit to a  

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of cities P. Sen and B.K. Chakrabarti Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road the cities are represented by random lattice sites, occupied with concentration p, and the salesman intends to visit a finite fraction f of the total number of cities. The variation of the average optimal travel

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

289

You Can Lead Travelers to the Bus Stop, But You Can't Make Them Ride  

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socioeconomic characteristics, such as gender, income, education, etc. Travel mode choices for work and non possession, and demographic characteristics denoting gender, marital status and parenthood. The proportion, 201-222. Davis, S. C., Diegel, S. W., and Boundy, R. G. (2011), "Transportation energy data book: 30th

Kammen, Daniel M.

290

Tangible interaction based on personal objects for collecting and sharing travel experience  

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The paper presents a case study which addresses the design of a system which supports the recollection of memories and the creation of storytelling by combining physical objects with digital resources. The purpose of our research is twofold. The first ... Keywords: RFID technology, case study, human-computer interaction, personal object, souvenir, tangible user interface, travel activity

Elena Mugellini; Elisa Rubegni; Omar Abou Khaled

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Using Travel Time Reliability Measures to Improve Regional Transportation Planning and URS Corporation  

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, connectivity, and safety to evaluate the transportation system's health and determine where future investmentsUsing Travel Time Reliability Measures to Improve Regional Transportation Planning and Operations of the Transportation Research Board January 13­17, 2008 Revised November 3, 2007 TRB 2008 Annual Meeting CD-ROM Paper

Bertini, Robert L.

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Greening North Carolina Travel and Tourism Tips for Sustainable Practices in Tourism  

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with the NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development & Department of the Environment and Natural Out Of the Gas Sting Green Destinations Greening at a Destination Level It's Electric How does your travel market Green Lodging Examining Increased Guest Satisfaction at Green Hotels Linen Reuse might

293

Energy Flux from Traveling Hurricanes to the Oceanic Internal Wave Field  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The generation of long interval waves by traveling hurricanes on an f plane is studied within the context of linear theory. The emphasis of the present work is on the interval wave power, that is, the fraction of the energy input from the ...

Johan Nilsson

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SPECIAL REPORT 298: EFFECTS OF LAND DEVELOPMENT PATTERNS ON MOTORIZED TRAVEL, ENERGY, AND CO2 EMISSIONS  

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SPECIAL REPORT 298: EFFECTS OF LAND DEVELOPMENT PATTERNS ON MOTORIZED TRAVEL, ENERGY, AND CO2 by significant fuel economy legislation, energy taxes, household-level carbon budgets, and cooperative behavior alternative to gasoline and diesel, achieving significant GHG and petroleum savings. However, biofuels

Kockelman, Kara M.

295

Assessment of Smolt Condition for Travel Time Analysis, 1993-1994 Annual Report.  

SciTech Connect

The assessment of smolt condition for travel time analysis (ASCTTA) project provided information on the level of smoltification in Columbia River hatchery and wild salmonid stocks to the Fish Passage Center (FPC), for the primary purpose of in-river management of flows.

Schrock, Robin M; Beeman, John W; VanderKooi, Scott P [US Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Beyond Travel & Tourism competitiveness ranking using DEA, GST, ANN and Borda count  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Travel & Tourism competitiveness rankings are helpful when we wish to consider the issue of how to enrich the global competitiveness of tourism destinations. However, even if a ranking is obtained from a highly reputed institute, it is important to evaluate ... Keywords: Artificial neural network, Borda count, Data envelopment analysis, Grey system theory, Ranking trustworthiness

Wei-Wen Wu

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Using Social Networks for Exchanging Valuable Real Time Public Transport Information among Travellers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Public transport users are increasingly connected in real time through mobile devices to social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook. This allows them both to access and to provide valuable operational and emotional information from and to fellow travellers. ... Keywords: mobile, transport, social network, service science, innovation, business model, serious game

Antonio A. Nunes; Teresa Galvao; Joao Falcao e Cunha; Jeremy V. Pitt

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Development of Improved Traveler Survey Methods for High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Planning  

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High-speed passenger rail is seen by many in the U.S. transportation policy and planning communities as an ideal solution for fast, safe, and resource-efficient mobility in high-demand intercity corridors. To expand the body of knowledge for high-speed intercity passenger rail in the U.S., the overall goal of this dissertation was to better understand the demand for high-speed intercity passenger rail services in small- or medium-sized intermediate communities and improve planners' ability to estimate such demand through traveler surveys; specifically, the use of different experimental designs for stated preference questions and the use of images to describe hypothetical travel alternatives in traveler surveys. In pursuit of this goal, an Internet-based survey was distributed to residents of Waco and Temple, two communities located along the federally-designated South Central High-Speed Rail Corridor in Central Texas. A total of 1,160 surveys were obtained from residents of the two communities. Mixed logit travel mode choice models developed from the survey data revealed valuable findings that can inform demand estimates and the design of traveler surveys for high-speed intercity passenger rail planning activities. Based on the analysis presented in this dissertation, ridership estimates for new high-speed intercity passenger rail lines that are planned to serve intermediate communities should not assume that residents of these communities have similar characteristics and values. The d-efficient stated preference experimental design was found to provide a mode choice model with a better fit and greater significance on key policy variables than the adaptive design and therefore is recommended for use in future surveys. Finally, it is recommended that surveys should consider the use of images of proposed train services to aid respondent decision-making for stated preference questions, but only if the images used in the survey depict equipment that could be realistically deployed in the corridor.

Sperry, Benjamin

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Luminosity distance and redshift in the Szekeres inhomogeneous cosmological models  

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The Szekeres inhomogeneous models can be used to model the true lumpy universe that we observe. This family of exact solutions to Einstein's equations was originally derived with a general metric that has no symmetries. In this work, we develop and use a framework to integrate the angular diameter and luminosity distances in the general Szekeres models. We use the affine null geodesic equations in order to derive a set of first-order ordinary differential equations that can be integrated numerically to calculate the partial derivatives of the null vector components. These equations allow the integration in all generality of the distances in the Szekeres models and some examples are given. The redshift is determined from simultaneous integration of the null geodesic equations. This work does not assume spherical or axial symmetry, and the results will be useful for comparisons of the general Szekeres inhomogeneous models to current and future cosmological data.

Anthony Nwankwo; Mustapha Ishak; John Thompson

2010-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

300

Weighted distance transforms generalized to modules and their computation on point lattices  

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This paper presents the generalization of weighted distances to modules and their computation through the chamfer algorithm on general point lattices. The first part is dedicated to formalization of definitions and properties (distance, metric, norm) ... Keywords: Chamfer algorithm, Distance transform, Non-standard grids, Weighted distance

Cline Fouard; Robin Strand; Gunilla Borgefors

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shortcut estimation of safety distances of pipelines from explosives  

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Purposely or accidentally detonating explosives near pressurized gas pipelines may have severe consequences on them, ranging from permanent deformation to gas loss or even violent rupture. Owing to lack of analytical prediction models, a shortcut is proposed in this article by which conservative estimations can be obtained of the safety distance of a pipeline from an explosion source, when explosive quantity is known. Alternatively, the maximum allowable explosive quantity can be calculated, provided distance is given. If both explosive quantity and distance are given, stresses on the pipeline may be estimated. Experimentally determined ratios of circumferential to longitudinal strains found in the literature are used. This ratio depends on soil peak particle velocity in contact with the pipeline. For total stress estimations on the pipeline, either biaxial or Huber-Hencky-Mises stresses are used, the latter being more conservative. Validation of proposed method is obtained against experimental observations and results. In this prediction model the characteristics of the explosion source, of the soil, and of the pipeline are taken into account.

Rigas, F.; Sebos, I. [National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)

1998-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding the differences in the development and use of advanced traveler information systems for vehicles (ATIS/V) in the U.S., Germany, and Japan  

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Traffic congestion is becoming a serious problem. As a solution, advanced traveler information systems (ATIS) mitigate traffic congestion by providing real-time traffic information to travelers. ATIS includes various ...

Sugawara, Yoshihiko

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High speed, long distance, data transmission multiplexing circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high speed serial data transmission multiplexing circuit, which is operable to accurately transmit data over long distances (up to 3 Km), and to multiplex, select and continuously display real time analog signals in a bandwidth from DC to 100 Khz. The circuit is made fault tolerant by use of a programmable flywheel algorithm, which enables the circuit to tolerate one transmission error before losing synchronization of the transmitted frames of data. A method of encoding and framing captured and transmitted data is used which has a low overhead and prevents some particular transmitted data patterns from locking an included detector/decoder circuit.

Mariotti, Razvan (Boulder, CO)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A high speed, long distance, data transmission multiplexing circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high speed serial data transmission multiplexing circuit, which is operable to accurately transmit data over long distances (up to 3 Km), and to multiplex, select and continuously display real time analog signals in a bandwidth from DC to 100Khz. The circuit is made fault tolerant by use of a programmable flywheel algorithm, which enables the circuit to tolerate one transmission error before losing synchronization of the transmitted frames of data. A method of encoding and framing captured and transmitted data is used which has a low overhead and prevents some particular transmitted data patterns from locking an included detector/decoder circuit. 9 figs.

Mariotti, R.

1990-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

305

Gamma ray burst distances and the timescape cosmology  

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Gamma ray bursts can potentially be used as distance indicators, providing the possibility of extending the Hubble diagram to redshifts ~7. Here we follow the analysis of Schaefer (2007), with the aim of distinguishing the timescape cosmological model from the \\LambdaCDM model by means of the additional leverage provided by GRBs in the range 2 < z < 7. We find that the timescape model fits the GRB sample slightly better than the \\LambdaCDM model, but that the systematic uncertainties are still too little understood to distinguish the models.

Peter R. Smale

2011-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Travel to the Middle East Next Week |  

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the Middle East Next Week the Middle East Next Week Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Travel to the Middle East Next Week February 18, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON - Next week U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will travel to the Middle East to meet with senior government officials, research and scientific leaders, and members of the private sector as part of the Administration's efforts to continue strengthening U.S. partnerships within the region. Secretary Chu will discuss a range of energy issues, including energy security and the importance of investing in a broad portfolio of energy technologies as part of the global economic recovery. Secretary Chu will visit Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudia Arabia; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Doha, Qatar. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia On Monday, February 22, Secretary Chu will meet with Minister of Petroleum

307

Beam loading compensation of traveling wave linacs through the time dependence of the rf drive  

SciTech Connect

Beam loading in traveling-wave linear accelerating structures leads to unacceptable spread of particle energies across an extended train of bunched particles due to beam-induced field and dispersion. Methods for modulating the rf power driving linacs are effective at reducing energy spread, but for general linacs do not have a clear analytic foundation. We report here methods for calculating how to modulate the rf drive in arbitrarily nonuniform traveling-wave linacs within the convective-transport (power-diffusion) model that results in no additional energy spread due to beam loading (but not dispersion). Varying group velocity, loss factor, and cell quality factor within a structure, and nonzero particle velocity, are handled.

Towne N.; Rose J.

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

308

Assessment of Smolt Condition for Travel Time Analysis, 1990 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As a part of the Northwest Power Planning Council`s Fish and Wildlife Program, the Fish Passage Center collects information on the migrational characteristics of juvenile salmon and steelhead (Oncorhynchus sp.) in the Columbia River basin. This information is collected through the Smolt Monitoring Program, and is used as a tool in the management and evaluation of the Water Budget. The Water Budget is a volume of water used to enhance environmental conditions (flows) to aid in the seaward migration of juvenile salmon and steelhead. Implicit in the Water Budget concept is that by augmenting flows, travel time of juvenile salmonids will be decreased, thereby increasing survival via reductions in delayed migration and exposure to predators. This study was initiated to (1) provide physiological information about the juvenile salmonids used for these travel time estimates, (2) to analyze the physiological data, and (3) to determine if an ``index`` of smolt condition could be developed to aid in management of the Water Budget.

Beeman, John W.; Rondorf, Dennis W.; Faler, Joyce C. (Seattle National Fishery Research Center, Columbia River Field Station, Cook, WA)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Dust removal in radio-frequency plasmas by a traveling potential modulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dust contamination in plasma deposition processes plays a crucial role in the quality and the yield of the products. To improve the quality and the yield of plasma processing, a favorable way is to remove the dust particles actively from the plasma reactors.Our recent experiments in the striped electrode device show that a traveling plasma modulation allows for a systematic particle removal independent of the reactor size. Besides the rf powered electrode, the striped electrode device includes a segmented electrode that consists of 100 electrically insulated narrow stripes. A traveling potential profile is produced by the modulation of the voltage signals applied on the stripes. The dust particles are trapped in the potential wells and transported with the traveling of the potential profile.The particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation on the potential above the segmented electrode indicates that the traveling potential profile can be realized either by applying low-frequency (0.1-10 Hz) voltage signals with a fixed phase shift between adjacent stripes or high-frequency (10 kHz a circumflex AS 100 MHz) signals with the amplitudes modulated by a low-frequency envelope. The transportation of the dust particles is simulated with a two-dimensional molecular dynamics (MD) code with the potential profile obtained from the PIC simulation. The MD results reproduce the experimental observations successfully.This technology allows for an active removal of the contaminating particles in processing plasmas and it is independent of the reactor size. The removal velocity is controllable by adjusting the parameters for the modulation.

Li Yangfang; Jiang Ke; Thomas, Hubertus M.; Morfill, Gregor E. [Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, 85748 Garching (Germany)

2010-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

310

Engineering and Biological Assessment of Fine Mesh Fish Protection-Modified Traveling Water Screens  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the results of a study that examined: (1) the protection afforded to early life stages (eggs, larvae, and juveniles) of fish and shellfish by different traveling water screen (TWS) mesh sizes and (2) the engineering challenges, operational and maintenance (O&M) issues, and installation costs that power plants may experience if fine-mesh modified TWSs are identified as a site-specific best technology available (BTA) for minimizing entrainment mortality in accordance with a ...

2013-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

311

A comparison of standard evasion scenarios at near regional distances  

SciTech Connect

We performed numerical simulations of three nuclear testing evasion scenarios. These calculations were done in two parts. The first part was done near source (within 10 km) with a non-linear weapons effects code. Particle velocity histories from the non-linear code were linked to an elastic linear finite-difference code for the second part. Seismic waveforms from the evasion scenario calculations were compared with the waveforms for a non-evasive explosion calculation at near regional distances. The results of this comparison suggest that it may be important to include realistic stratigraphy in such simulations: the overall wave amplitude in the present simulations is reduced by only a factor of 3-5 in contradiction to factors of 20-100 in {open_quotes}classical{close_quotes} decoupling analyses for ideal (i.e., unlayered) media. Two of the evasion scenarios simulated retain explosive waveform characteristics at near regional distances, while the third scenario indicates that certain source geometries might lead to more non-explosive (i.e., earthquake-like) seismic signals.

Bos, R.; App, F.; Jones, E.; Dey, T.; Kamm, J.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Alleged Wasteful Spending Regarding International Travel for the Department of Energy's Deputy Secretary, INS-SR-13-01  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wasteful Spending Regarding Wasteful Spending Regarding International Travel by the Department of Energy's Deputy Secretary INS-SR-13-01 January 2013 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 January 31, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Special Inquiry on "Alleged Wasteful Spending Regarding International Travel by the Department of Energy's Deputy Secretary" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Deputy Secretary represents the U.S. Government, the Department and the Secretary in many high-level international and ministerial meetings. In this role, the Deputy Secretary receives executive protection while on international travel for security purposes, to reduce the risk of harm and aid mission accomplishment. During such travel, the

313

Utilizing automatically collected data to infer travel behavior : a case study of the East London Line extension  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Utilizing automatically collected data sources, this research strengthens the understanding of changes in user travel behavior caused by the introduction of the extended East London Line (ELL) into London's public ...

Muhs, Kevin J. (Kevin Joseph)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Final Report Phase I Study to Characterize the Market Potential for Non-Motorized Travel  

SciTech Connect

The idea of livable communities suggests that people should have the option to utilize non-motorized travel (NMT), specifically walking and bicycling, to conduct their daily tasks. Forecasting personal travel by walk and bike is necessary as part of regional transportation planning, and requires fine detail not only about individual travel, but also on transportation and neighborhood infrastructure. In an attempt to characterize the 'market' potential for NMT, the Office of Planning, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funded the Center for Transportation Analysis (CTA) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to conduct a study. The objectives of this effort were to identify factors that influence communities to walk and bike and to examine why, or why not, travelers walk and bike in their communities. This study relied on information collected under the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) as the major source of data, and was supplemented with data from the American Community Survey (ACS), educational survey, health, employment, and others. Initial statistical screening methods were applied to sort through over 400 potential predictor variables, and examined with various measures (e.g., walk trip per person, walk mileage per person, bike trip per person, bike mileage per person) as the dependent variables. The best geographic level of detail used in the modeling for this study was determined to be the Census block group level for walking and Census tract level for biking. The need for additional supplemental private data (i.e., Walk Scores and Nielsen employment data), and geospatial information that reflects land use and physical environments, became evident after an examination of findings from the initial screening models. To be feasible, in terms of costs and time, the geographic scale of the study region was scaled down to nine selected NHTS add-on regions. These regions were chosen based on various criteria including transit availability, population size, and a mix of geographic locations across the nation. Given the similarities in modeling results from walk trips and walk mileages, additional modeling efforts conducted under the later part of this study were focused on walk trips per person. Bike models were limited only with the stepwise logistic models using Census tracts in the selected regions. Due to NHTS sampling limitations, only about 12% of these tracts have bike trips recorded from NHTS sampled households. The modeling with NHTS bike data proved to be more challenging and time consuming than what was anticipated. Along with the late arrival of Nielsen employment data, the project team had to limit the modeling effort to focus on walking. Therefore, the final modeling and discriminant analysis was conducted only for walking trips.

Hwang, Ho-Ling [ORNL; Reuscher, Tim [Macrosys; Wilson, Daniel W [ORNL; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Obtaining oblique technique source-to-skin distances for irregular field (Clarkson) calculations: The Mayo Off-axis Distance Indicator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Significant dose inhomogeneities may exist between the supraclavicular fossa (SCF) and the internal mammary chain (IMC) regions in the irregular L-shaped (hockey stick) field associated with breast cancer treatments. This dose inhomogeneity exists, in part, because of a positive air gap in the SCF and a negative air gap in the IMC locations. Independent of treatment technique, (i.e., whether anterior-posterior (AP) or oblique fields are used), accurate source-to-skin distance (SSD) values for the SCF, IMC, and axilla are necessary when doing an irregular field (Clarkson) dose calculation. However, when an oblique technique is used to treat the hockey stick field, obtaining non-central-axis SSDs is not as straightforward as when an AP technique is employed. The Mayo Off-axis Distance Indicator was constructed to slide into the blocking tray slot of the simulator or treatment machine. This mechanical measuring device provides quick and accurate SSD measurements for non-central-axis points under either AP or, more importantly, oblique treatment conditions.

Lajoie, W.N. (Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, MN (USA))

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Econometric Analysis of the Elasticity of Vehicle Travel with Respect to Fuel Cost per Mile Using RTEC Survey Data  

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This paper presents the results of econometric estimation of the ''rebound effect'' for household vehicle travel in the United States based on a comprehensive analysis of survey data collected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) at approximately three-year intervals over a 15-year period. The rebound effect is defined as the percent change in vehicle travel for a percent change in fuel economy. It summarizes the tendency to ''take back'' potential energy savings due to fuel economy improvements in the form of increased vehicle travel. Separate vehicles use models were estimated for one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-vehicle households. The results are consistent with the consensus of recently published estimates based on national or state-level data, which show a long-run rebound effect of about +0.2 (a ten percent increase in fuel economy, all else equal, would produce roughly a two percent increase in vehicle travel and an eight percent reduction in fuel use). The hypothesis that vehicle travel responds equally to changes in fuel cost-per-mile whether caused by changes in fuel economy or fuel price per gallon could not be rejected. Recognizing the interdependency in survey data among miles of travel, fuel economy and price paid for fuel for a particular vehicle turns out to be crucial to obtaining meaningful results.

Greene, D.L.; Kahn, J.; Gibson, R.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Travel Arrangements  

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Week 2 - Argonne National Laboratory Social Activities Friday, June 24 - ReceptionBanquet at the Argonne Guest House Saturday, June 25 - Student Closing Picnic Scientific...

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Travel Arrangements  

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Week 2 - Argonne National Laboratory Social Activities Friday, June 12 - ReceptionBanquet at the Argonne Guest House Saturday, June 13 - Student Closing Picnic Scientific...

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Imaging the Solar Tachocline by Time-Distance Helioseismology  

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The solar tachocline at the bottom of the convection zone is an important region for the dynamics of the Sun and the solar dynamo. In this region, the sound speed inferred by global helioseismology exhibits a bump of approximately 0.4% relative to the standard solar model. Global helioseismology does not provide any information on possible latitudinal variations or asymmetries between the Northern and Southern hemisphere. Here, we develop a time-distance helioseismology technique, including surface- and deep-focusing measurement schemes and a combination of both, for two-dimensional tomographic imaging of the solar tachocline that infers radial and latitudinal variations in the sound speed. We test the technique using artificial solar oscillation data obtained from numerical simulations. The technique successfully recovers major features of the simplified tachocline models. The technique is then applied to SOHO/MDI medium-l data and provides for the first time a full two-dimensional sound-speed perturbation i...

Zhao, Junwei; Kosovichev, A G; Mansour, N N

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Answer extraction as sequence tagging with tree edit distance  

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Our goal is to extract answers from preretrieved sentences for Question Answering (QA). We construct a linear-chain Conditional Random Field based on pairs of questions and their possible answer sentences, learning the association between questions and answer types. This casts answer extraction as an answer sequence tagging problem for the first time, where knowledge of shared structure between question and source sentence is incorporated through features based on Tree Edit Distance (TED). Our model is free of manually created question and answer templates, fast to run (processing 200 QA pairs per second excluding parsing time), and yields an F1 of 63.3 % on a new public dataset based on prior TREC QA evaluations. The developed system is open-source, and includes an implementation of the TED model that is state of the art in the task of ranking QA pairs. 1

Xuchen Yao; Benjamin Van Durme; Chris Callison-burch; Peter Clark

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Tuskegee University: Going the Distance  

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Tuskegee University house on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during Solar Decathlon 2002. Tuskegee University house on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during Solar Decathlon 2002. Enlarge image The Tuskegee Solar Decathlon team got its inspiration from traditional Southern architecture, which relies on passive cooling strategies such as the dogtrot, a central shaded breezeway that runs through the house. (Credit: Paul Norton/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) Who: Tuskegee University What: Solar house Where: Tuskegee University 1200 W. Montgomery Road Tuskegee, AL 36088 Map This House Public tours: Not available Solar Decathlon 2002 Tuskegee University: Going the Distance Tuskegee University students successfully overcame funding and time limitations to make the trip to Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2002. Now, with time back on its side, the

322

Drones, information technology, and distance: mapping the moral epistemology of remote fighting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ethical reflection on drone fighting suggests that this practice does not only create physical distance, but also moral distance: far removed from one's opponent, it becomes easier to kill. This paper discusses this thesis, frames it as a moral-epistemological ... Keywords: Distance, Drones, Ethics, Information technology, Military robotics, Phenomenology

Mark Coeckelbergh

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Improvement of the disc harmonic moments descriptor by an exponentially decaying distance transform  

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The authors propose an improvement of a recent region-based shape descriptor inspired by the 3D spherical harmonics: the Disk Harmonic Moments Descriptor (DHMD). The binary image is weighted by an exponentially decaying distance transform (EDDT) before ... Keywords: content-based image, distance transform, legendre polynomials, region-based shape descriptor, retrieval, salience distance transform, spherical harmonics

Noureddine Ennahnahi; Mohammed Oumsis; Mohammed Meknassi

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Adaptive feedback generation to support teachers in web-based distance education  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work examines the application of user-adapted technologies to address problems experienced in web-based distance education. We have proposed an approach to support distance learning instructors by offering advice that points at problems faced by ... Keywords: (Semi-)automatic advice generation, Distance learning, Empirical evaluation, Intelligent course management systems, Personalised feedback, Teacher support/help

Essam Kosba; Vania Dimitrova; Roger Boyle

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

A Stochastic/Perturbation Global Optimization Algorithm for Distance Geometry Problems  

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We present a new global optimization approach for solving exactly or inexactly constrained distance geometry problems. Distance geometry problems are concerned with determining spatial structures from measurements of internal distances. They arise ... Keywords: Lennard-Jones cluster, Molecular conformation, global optimization

Zhihong Zou; Richard H. Bird; Robert B. Schnabel

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

A wavelet-tree-based watermarking method using distance vector of binary cluster  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a wavelet-tree-based watermarking method using distance vector of binary cluster for copyright protection. In the proposed method, wavelet trees are classified into two clusters using the distance vector to denote binary watermark ... Keywords: Blind watermarking method, Copyright protection, Distance vector, Significant coefficient, Watermark, Wavelet tree

Wei-Hung Lin; Yuh-Rau Wang; Shi-Jinn Horng

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

The influence of animal mobility on the assumption of uniform distances in aerial line transect surveys  

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for estimating animal density from aerial surveys. Analysis of line transect distance data usually relies test evidence for non- uniformity using double-observer distance data from two aerial surveys of five in Queensland. Key words: aerial surveys, double platform distance sampling, independent observers, responsive

Buckland, Steve

328

Analysis of the Argonne distance tabletop exercise method.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to summarize and evaluate the Argonne Distance Tabletop Exercise (DISTEX) method. DISTEX is intended to facilitate multi-organization, multi-objective tabletop emergency response exercises that permit players to participate from their own facility's incident command center. This report is based on experience during its first use during the FluNami 2007 exercise, which took place from September 19-October 17, 2007. FluNami 2007 exercised the response of local public health officials and hospitals to a hypothetical pandemic flu outbreak. The underlying purpose of the DISTEX method is to make tabletop exercising more effective and more convenient for playing organizations. It combines elements of traditional tabletop exercising, such as scenario discussions and scenario injects, with distance learning technologies. This distance-learning approach also allows playing organizations to include a broader range of staff in the exercise. An average of 81.25 persons participated in each weekly webcast session from all playing organizations combined. The DISTEX method required development of several components. The exercise objectives were based on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Target Capabilities List. The ten playing organizations included four public health departments and six hospitals in the Chicago area. An extent-of-play agreement identified the objectives applicable to each organization. A scenario was developed to drive the exercise over its five-week life. Weekly problem-solving task sets were designed to address objectives that could not be addressed fully during webcast sessions, as well as to involve additional playing organization staff. Injects were developed to drive play between webcast sessions, and, in some cases, featured mock media stories based in part on player actions as identified from the problem-solving tasks. The weekly 90-minute webcast sessions were discussions among the playing organizations that were moderated by a highly-qualified public health physician, who reviewed key scenario developments and player actions, as well as solicited input from each playing organization. The exercise control structure included trusted agents who oversaw exercise planning, playing organization points of contact to ensure exercise coordination, and exercise controller/evaluators to initiate and oversee exercise play. A password-protected exercise website was designed for FluNami 2007 to serve as a compartmentalized central information source, and for transmitting exercise documents. During the course of FluNami 2007, feedback on its quality was collected from players and controller/evaluators. Player feedback was requested at the conclusion of each webcast, upon completion of each problem-solving task, and on October 17, 2007, after the final webcast session had ended. The overall average score given to FluNami 2008 by the responding players was 3.9 on a five-point scale. In addition, suggestions for improving the process were provided by Argonne controller/evaluators after the exercise concluded. A series of recommendations was developed based on feedback from the players and controller/evaluators. These included improvements to the exercise scope and objectives, the problem-solving tasks, the scenarios, exercise control, the webcast sessions, the exercise website, and the player feedback process.

Tanzman, E. A.; Nieves, L. A.; Decision and Information Sciences

2008-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

329

Construction and testing of an 11.4 GHz dielectric structure based travelling wave accelerator.  

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One major challenge in constructing a dielectric loaded traveling wave accelerator powered by an external rf power source is the difficulty in achieving efficient coupling. In this paper, we report that we have achieved high efficiency broadband coupling by using a combination of a tapered dielectric section and a carefully adjusted coupling slot. We are currently constructing an 11.4 GHz accelerator structure loaded with a permitivity=20 dielectric. Bench testing has demonstrated a coupling efficiency in excess of 95% with bandwidth of 600 MHz. The final setup will be tested at high power at SLAC using an X-band klystron rf source.

Gai, W.; Konecny, R.; Wong, T.; Zou, P.

1999-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

330

Recent progress on system studies for long distance power transmission  

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Two possible applications of helium-cooled underground cables for power transmission were studied to determine network characteristics and estimated costs. The first involved power transmission at 345 kV from a Long Island nuclear power plant to a substation 43 miles away. The second appication examined the feasibility of a 350 mi-long 550 kV transmission line from Western Pennsylvania to Allentown and Philadelphia. For both systems computer simulations were used to study operating characteristics. A detailed cost analysis was made. The Long Island study concluded that helium-cooled cables were well suited for high-power transmission in a suburban area, that such a system using two trenches and separate refrigerator stations would be more reliable than a single trench system, and that cost could be optimized by using a less expensive cryogenic envelope. The Pennsylvania study showed that the helium-cooled cable was technically capable of performing as well as overhead power lines, but the cost of the underground cryogenic system is so much greater that such a system could not be economically justified for long distance transmission across open country-side. (LCL)

Forsyth, E B

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Characterizing Walk Trips in communities by Using Data from 2009 National Household Travel Survey, American Community Survey, and Other Sources  

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Non-motorized travel (i.e. walking and bicycling) are of increasing interest to the transportation profession, especially in context with energy consumption, reducing vehicular congestion, urban development patterns, and promotion of healthier life styles. This research project aimed to identify factors impacting the amount of travel for both walk and bike trips at the Census block group or tract level, using several public and private data sources. The key survey of travel behavior is the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) which had over 87,000 walk trips for persons 16 and over, and over 6000 bike trips for persons 16 and over. The NHTS, in conjunction with the Census Bureau s American Community Survey, street density measures using Census Bureau TIGER, WalkScore , Nielsen Claritas employment estimates, and several other sources were used for this study. Stepwise Logistic Regression modeling techniques as well as Discriminant Analysis were applied using the integrated data set. While the models performed reasonably well for walk trips, travel by bike was abandoned due to sparseness of data. This paper discusses data sources utilized and modeling processes conducted under this study. It also presents a summary of findings and addresses data challenges and lesson-learned from this research effort.

Hwang, Ho-Ling [ORNL; Reuscher, Tim [Macrosys; Wilson, Daniel W [ORNL; Murakami, Elaine [FHWA USDOT

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Smolt Condition for Travel Time Analysis, 1989 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Water Budget is a volume of water used to enhance environmental conditions (flows) in the Columbia and Snake rivers for juvenile salmonids during their seaward migration. To manage the Water Budget, the Fish Passage Center estimates travel times of juvenile salmonids in index reaches of the main-stem rivers, using information on river flows and the migrational characteristics of the juvenile salmonids. This study was initiated to provide physiological information on the juvenile salmonids used for these travel time estimates. The physiological ability to respond to stressors was evaluated by measuring concentrations of plasma cortisol, glucose, and chlorides before and after a 30-s handling-stress challenge test. The development of smoltification was assessed by measuring gill Na{sup +}--K{sup +} ATPase activity and plasma thyroxine concentrations. Prevalence of bacterial kidney disease in spring chinook salmon was generally higher than in 1988, ranging from 81--100{percent} using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method. Fish from Snake River hatcheries had more severe infections than those from mid-Columbia hatcheries. 42 refs., 19 figs., 4 tabs.

Beeman, John W.; Rondorf, Dennis W.; Faler, Joyce C. (Seattle National Fishery Research Center, Columbia River Field Station, Cook, WA)

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Greenhouse Earth: A Traveling Exhibition. Final report, September 1, 1991--August 31, 1992  

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The Franklin Institute Science Museum provided an exhibit entitled the Greenhouse Earth: A Traveling Exhibition. This 3500 square-foot exhibit on global climate change was developed in collaboration with the Association of Science-Technology Centers. The exhibit opened at The Franklin Institute on February 14, 1992, welcoming 291,000 visitors over its three-month stay. During its three-year tour, Greenhouse Earth will travel to ten US cities, reaching two million visitors. Greenhouse Earth aims to deepen public understanding of the scientific issues of global warming and the conservation measures that can be taken to slow its effects. The exhibit features hands-on exhibitry, interactive computer programs and videos, a theater production, a ``demonstration cart,`` guided tours, and lectures. supplemental educational programs at the Institute included a teachers preview, a symposium on climate change, and a ``satellite field trip.`` The development of Greenhouse Earth included front-end and formative evaluation procedures. Evaluation includes interviews with visitors, prototypes, and summative surveys for participating museums. During its stay in Philadelphia, Greenhouse Earth was covered by the local and national press, with reviews in print and broadcast media. Greenhouse Earth is the first large-scale museum exhibit to address global climate change.

Booth, W.H.; Caesar, S.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Travel grant program for the IX International Congresses of Mycology and Bacteriology -- Final report  

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In 1999, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the National Academy of Sciences' U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Microbiological Sciences (IUMS) jointly organized a competitive travel grant program to support the participation of U.S. scientists in the 9th International Congresses of the Bacteriological and Applied Microbiology, Mycology and Virology Divisions of the IUMS in Sydney, Australia, August 16-20, 1999. Funding was solicited for the program, and the ASM Minority and International Activities department administered the $40,000 raised. Travel grants in the amount of $2,000 were offered to U.S. investigators (citizens, including federal employees, and permanent residents working in the United States) in the early stages of their careers who planned to attend and present their research at the Congress. Teams of established and new investigators who applied jointly were eligible to received a combined $3,000 award. IUMS developed a questionnaire th at each applicant were required to complete and return, which asked each award recipient about their experience at the Congresses. Questionnaire results are included.

Granigan, Marion

2000-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

335

Racial and demographic differences in household travel and fuel purchase behavior  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monthly fuel purchase logs from the Residential Energy Consumption Survey's Household Transportation Panel (TP) were analyzed to determine the relationship between various household characteristics and purchase frequency, tank inventories, vehicle-miles traveled, and fuel expenditures. Multiple classification analysis (MCA) was used to relate observed differences in dependent variables to such index-type household characteristics as income and residence location, and sex, race and age of household head. Because it isolates the net effect of each parameter, after accounting for the effects of all other parameters, MCA is particularly appropriate for this type of analysis. Results reveal clear differences in travel and fuel purchase behavior for four distinct groups of vehicle-owning households. Black households tend to own far fewer vehicles with lower fuel economy, to use them more intensively, to purchase fuel more frequently, and to maintain lower fuel inventories than white households. Similarly, poor households own fewer vehicles with lower fuel economy, but they drive them less intensively, purchase fuel more frequently, and maintain lower fuel inventories than nonpoor households. Elderly households also own fewer vehicles with lower fuel economy. But since they drive them much less intensively, their fuel purchases are much less frequent and their fuel inventories are higher than nonelderly households. Female-headed households also own fewer vehicles but with somewhat higher fuel economy. They drive them less intensively, maintain higher fuel inventories, and purchase fuel less frequently than male-headed households. 13 refs., 8 tabs.

Gur, Y.; Millar, M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Theoretical Antineutrino Detection, Direction and Ranging at Long Distances  

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In this paper we introduce the concept of what we call "NUDAR" (NeUtrino Direction and Ranging), making the point that measurements of the observed energy and direction vectors can be employed to passively deduce the exact three-dimensional location and thermal power of geophysical and anthropogenic neutrino sources from even a single detector. We present the most precise background estimates to date, all handled in full three dimensions, as functions of depth and geographical location. For the present calculations, we consider a hypothetical 138 kiloton detector which can be transported to an ocean site and deployed to an operational depth. We present a Bayesian estimation framework to incorporate any a priori knowledge of the reactor that we are trying to detect, as well as the estimated uncertainty in the background and the oscillation parameters. Most importantly, we fully employ the knowledge of the reactor spectrum and the distance-dependent effects of neutrino oscillations on such spectra. The latter, in particular, makes possible determination of range from one location, given adequate signal statistics. Further, we explore the rich potential of improving detection with even modest improvements in individual neutrino direction determination. We conclude that a 300 MWth reactor can indeed be geolocated, and its operating power estimated with one or two detectors in the hundred kiloton class at ranges out to a few hundred kilometers. We note that such detectors would have natural and non-interfering utility for scientific studies of geo-neutrinos, neutrino oscillations, and astrophysical neutrinos. This motivates the development of cost effective methods of constructing and deploying such next generation detectors.

Glenn R. Jocher; Daniel A. Bondy; Brian M. Dobbs; Stephen T. Dye; James A. Georges III; John G. Learned; Christopher L. Mulliss; Shawn Usman

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

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[Trip report of travel to Las Vegas to consider specification for the Integrated Data System (IDS) with administrative memos]. Volume 1, FY92--FY93  

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This document is a compilation of travel reports and memorandums that are the results of planning between Los Alamos National Laboratory and Computer Applications Group, Inc.

Hall, J. [Computer Applications Group, Inc., Carlton, OR (United States)

1994-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

338

Iterative method to compute the Fermat points and Fermat distances of multiquarks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The multiquark confining potential is proportional to the total distance of the fundamental strings linking the quarks and antiquarks. We address the computation of the total string distance an of the Fermat points where the different strings meet. For a meson (quark-antiquark system) the distance is trivially the quark-antiquark distance. For a baryon (three quark system) the problem was solved geometrically from the onset, by Fermat and by Torricelli. The geometrical solution can be determined just with a rule and a compass, but translation of the geometrical solution to an analytical expression is not as trivial. For tetraquarks, pentaquarks, hexaquarks, etc, the geometrical solution is much more complicated. Here we provide an iterative method, converging fast to the correct Fermat points and the total distances, relevant for the multiquark potentials. We also review briefly the geometrical methods leading to the Fermat points and to the total distances.

P. Bicudo; M. Cardoso

2008-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

339

Bounded-distance multi-clusterhead formation in wireless ad hoc networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a clustering technique addressing redundancy for bounded-distance clusters, which means being able to determine the minimum number of cluster-heads per node, and the maximum distance from nodes to their cluster-heads. This problem is similar ... Keywords: (k,r)-dominating sets, Ad hoc networks, Clustering, Distance domination, Domination in graphs, Multi-core multicast protocols, Multicast protocols, Multiple domination

Marco Aurlio Spohn; J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

A NOTE ON THE DISTANCE SET PROBLEM IN THE PLANE THEMIS MITSIS  

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Abstract. We use a simple geometric-combinatorial argument to establish a quantitative relation between the generalized Hausdorff measure of a set and its distance set, extending a result originally due to Falconer. Let A be a subset of the plane. The distance set D(A) is defined as the set of all distances between points of A. Namely D(A) ={|x ? y | : x, y ? A}. It follows from the work of Falconer [2] (see also Mattila [3]) that 1

Communicated David Preiss

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single-photon frequency upconversion for long-distance quantum teleportation and communication  

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Entanglement generation, single-photon detection, and frequency translation that preserves the polarization quantum state of the photons are essential technologies for long distance quantum communication protocols. This ...

Albot?, Marius A., 1974-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Calibration of the distance scale from galactic Cepheids: I Calibration based on the GFG sample  

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New estimates of the distances of 36 nearby galaxies are presented based on accurate distances of galactic Cepheids obtained by Gieren, Fouque and Gomez (1998) from the geometrical Barnes-Evans method. The concept of 'sosie' is applied to extend the distance determination to extragalactic Cepheids without assuming the linearity of the PL relation. Doing so, the distance moduli are obtained in a straightforward way. The correction for extinction is made using two photometric bands (V and I) according to the principles introduced by Freedman and Madore (1990). Finally, the statistical bias due to the incompleteness of the sample is corrected according to the precepts introduced by Teerikorpi (1987) without introducing any free parameters (except the distance modulus itself in an iterative scheme). The final distance moduli depend on the adopted extinction ratio {R_V}/{R_I} and on the limiting apparent magnitude of the sample. A comparison with the distance moduli recently published by the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project (HSTKP) team reveals a fair agreement when the same ratio {R_V}/{R_I} is used but shows a small discrepancy at large distance. In order to bypass the uncertainty due to the metallicity effect it is suggested to consider only galaxies having nearly the same metallicity as the calibrating Cepheids (i.e. Solar metallicity). The internal uncertainty of the distances is about 0.1 magnitude but the total uncertainty may reach 0.3 magnitude.

G. Paturel; G. Theureau; P. Fouque; J. N. Terry; I. Musella; T. Ekholm

2002-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Semi-supervised Learning with Density Based Distances Avleen S. Bijral  

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Semi-supervised Learning with Density Based Distances Avleen S. Bijral Toyota Technological Institute Chicago, IL 60637 Nathan Ratliff Google Inc. Pittsburg, PA 15206 Nati Srebro Toyota Technological

Srebro, Nathan

344

Long distance symmetries for nuclear forces and the similarity renormalization group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this work we study the emergence of long distance symmetries for nuclear forces within the framework of the similarity renormalization group approach.

Szpigel, S. [Faculdade de Computacao e Informatica, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, 01302-907, Sao Paulo - SP (Brazil); Timoteo, V. S. [Faculdade de Tecnologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13484-332, Limeira - SP (Brazil); Arriola, E. R. [Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear and Instituto Carlos I de Fisica Teorica y Computacional, Universidad de Granada, E-18071, Granada (Spain)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The iBP algorithm for the discretizable molecular distance geometry ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jan 6, 2011 ... wireless sensors given some of the distances (estimated by monitoring the ..... this operation for all the amino acids forming a protein, then the...

346

Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Travel to Bay Area to Highlight State of the  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Bay Area to Highlight Bay Area to Highlight State of the Union Address, Commitment to Clean Energy Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Travel to Bay Area to Highlight State of the Union Address, Commitment to Clean Energy January 31, 2012 - 7:38pm Addthis Washington, D.C. - As part of the Energy Department's ongoing efforts to highlight President Obama's State of the Union address and discuss the Obama Administration's commitment to American energy resources and innovation, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will headline a groundbreaking ceremony for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's new Computational Research and Theory Facility, a cutting-edge supercomputing facility. Secretary Chu will also host a State of the Union Town Hall and take questions from students and faculty

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Cost effective solar hot water system for econo-travel motor hotel located at Hampton, VA  

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This paper gives the final report of a cost effective solar hot water heating system installed on the Econo-Travel Motor Hotel at 2708 Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, Virginia. The description of the system along with the final cost breakdown, performance data and payback time are given. The payback time for the installed system will be approximately four (4) years instead of the 6.65 years estimated for the proposal. The additional savings is due to the reduction in the peak demand charge since the electric hot water heaters are not required to operate at the same time each morning as the dryers used for the laundry. As called for in the proposal to DOE, the success of the system will be determined by the reduction in the utility cost and reduced use of our fossil fuels. The results shown in the hotel's monthly electricity bills indicate that this goal has been accomplished.

1978-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Cost effective solar hot water system for Econo-Travel Motor Hotel, Chesapeake, Virginia. Final report  

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The final report of a cost effective solar hot water heating system installed on the Econo-Travel Motor Hotel at 4725 W. Military Highway, Chesapeake, Virginia, is presented. The description of the system along with the final breakdown performance data and payback time are given. The payback time for the installed system will be approximately four (4) years instead of the 6.65 years estimated for the proposal. The additional savings is due to the reduction in the peak demand charge since the electric hot water heaters are not required to operate at the same time each morning as the dryers used for the laundry. As called for in the proposal to DOE, the success of the system will be determined by the reduction in the utility cost and reduced use of our fossil fuels. The results shown in the hotel's monthly electricity bills indicate that this goal has been accomplished.

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

This Traveler is the industrys Steam Generator Program Generic License Change  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Package (GLCP) that we have been developing in coordination with the NRC staff for the past several years. The format of the documents in this submittal has been changed from the GLCP that the staff has reviewed previously in order to comply with standard technical specification convention, but the information contained therein is unchanged. The information in this Traveler is consistent with the Catawba license amendment request for steam generator technical specification changes that was submitted by the licensee on February 25, 2003. The two submittals need to remain consistent to ensure an unambiguous template for other licensees to follow when submitting related steam generator technical specification changes. We therefore request that your review of these two submittals proceed in parallel.

Anthony R. Pietrangelo; Dr. William; D. Beckner

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report: Plasma Colloquium Travel Grant Program, September 15, 1997 - September 14, 1998  

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The purpose of the Travel Grant Program is to increase the awareness of plasma research. The new results and techniques of plasma research in fusion plasmas, plasma processing space plasmas, basic plasma science, etc, have broad applicability throughout science. The benefits of these results are limited by the relatively low awareness and appreciation of plasma research in the larger scientific community. Whereas spontaneous interactions between plasma scientists and other scientists are useful, a focused effort in education and outreach to other scientists is efficient and is needed. The academic scientific community is the initial focus of this effort, since that permits access to a broad cross-section of scientists and future scientists including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and research staff.

Hazeltine, Richard D.

1998-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

351

Cost effective solar hot water system for econo-travel motor hotel located at Hampton, VA  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper gives the final report of a cost effective solar hot water heating system installed on the Econo-Travel Motor Hotel at 2708 Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, Virginia. The description of the system along with the final cost breakdown, performance data and payback time are given. The payback time for the installed system will be approximately four (4) years instead of the 6.65 years estimated for the proposal. The additional savings is due to the reduction in the peak demand charge since the electric hot water heaters are not required to operate at the same time each morning as the dryers used for the laundry. As called for in the proposal to DOE, the success of the system will be determined by the reduction in the utility cost and reduced use of our fossil fuels. The results shown in the hotel's monthly electricity bills indicate that this goal has been accomplished.

Not Available

1978-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Cost effective solar hot water system for Econo-Travel Motor Hotel, Chesapeake, Virginia. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The final report of a cost effective solar hot water heating system installed on the Econo-Travel Motor Hotel at 4725 W. Military Highway, Chesapeake, Virginia, is presented. The description of the system along with the final breakdown performance data and payback time are given. The payback time for the installed system will be approximately four (4) years instead of the 6.65 years estimated for the proposal. The additional savings is due to the reduction in the peak demand charge since the electric hot water heaters are not required to operate at the same time each morning as the dryers used for the laundry. As called for in the proposal to DOE, the success of the system will be determined by the reduction in the utility cost and reduced use of our fossil fuels. The results shown in the hotel's monthly electricity bills indicate that this goal has been accomplished.

Not Available

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Set of Comparable Carbon Footprints for Highway Travel in Metropolitan America  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors describe the development of a set of carbon dioxide emissions estimates for highway travel by automobile, truck, bus and other public transit vehicle movements within the nation s 100 largest metropolitan areas, in calendar year 2005. Considerable variability is found to exist across metropolitan areas when these greenhouse gas emissions are measured on a per capita and a per gross metropolitan product (GMP) basis. Least square regression modeling shows a relationship between emissions per capita and per GMP with truck traffic share, transit share, employment density, population dispersion within the metro area, and GMP per capita. As a result many of the nation s largest metropolitan areas tend to have lower CO2 emissions per capita and per GMP than smaller and more recently developed metro areas.

Southworth, Frank [ORNL; Sonnenberg, Anthon [Georgia Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

e-Reimbursement Travel Checklist Please refer to Accounting Services Travel and Expenses website for in-depth policies and procedures: http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/acct/TEWeb/index.html.  

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"Business Purpose" is being utilized. Default location is the primary DESTINATION and not the traveler://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/perdiem/perdiemrates.html. Attach original itemized lodging receipt with $0.00 balance. Hotel can only be considered "conference hotel" if it is an actual conference site and proof of such must be provided if lodging claim exceeds

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

355

"Carbon emission offsets for aviation-generated emissions due to international travel to and from New Zealand" revised personal version of paper to appear in Energy Policy (in  

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New Zealand" ­ revised personal version of paper to appear in Energy Policy (in press 20 December 2008 travel to and from New Zealand" ­ revised personal version of paper to appear in Energy Policy (in press travel; international tourism Aims, Background and Policy Context This paper aims to address the question

Otago, University of

356

Quick guide: Effective May 1, 2013, UT System rolled out the use of Concur for online booking of business travel. The University  

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of business travel. The University of Texas at Dallas faculty and staff can utilize one simple tool to book their flights, car rentals, and hotel stays. Advantages of Booking through Concur: Ease of booking all travel Departing and Arriving cities, departure date, and arrival date. You may also choose to see car and hotel

O'Toole, Alice J.

357

The Effect of the Interference of Traveling and Stationary Waves on Time Variations of the Large-Scale Circulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is hypothesized that the interference of stationary and traveling waves of the same longitudinal can cause some of the observed time variations in the large-scale circulation. To explore this hypothesis the eight-winter average structure of a ...

Roland A. Madden

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Acquisition, filtering and toll data processing system for obtaining origin-destination matrix and travel times on highways  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an acquisition, filtering and real-time toll data processing system that provides a base for resolution and generation of studies and models of behavior on highways. Crossing points estimation, speed calculation, study traffic flow, ... Keywords: origin-destination matrix, toll data processing, traffic management, travel time

Ramn V. Cirilo Gimeno; Antonio Garca Celda; Pablo Mir Gmez

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Including cognitive biases and distance-based rewards in a connectionist model of complex problem solving  

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We present a cognitive, connectionist-based model of complex problem solving that integrates cognitive biases and distance-based and environmental rewards under a temporal-difference learning mechanism. The model is tested against experimental data obtained ... Keywords: Cognitive biases, Computational modeling, Distance-reduction heuristic, Problem solving, Reinforcement learning, Temporal-difference learning

Frdric Dandurand; Thomas R. Shultz; Arnaud Rey

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

On accurate orientation extraction and appropriate distance measure for low-resolution palmprint recognition  

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Orientation feature has been demonstrated to be one of the most effective features for low resolution palmprint recognition. In this paper, using steerable filter, we investigate the accurate orientation extraction and appropriate distance measure problems ... Keywords: Distance measure, Feature extraction, Palmprint verification, Steerable filter

Wangmeng Zuo; Feng Yue; David Zhang

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tactile distance feedback for firefighters: design and preliminary evaluation of a sensory augmentation glove  

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In this paper, we describe the design and preliminary evaluation of a vibrotactile glove for distance display in low vision search contexts. Specifically, this glove was developed for firefighting applications in which users experience compromised vision ... Keywords: distance sensing, glove, sensory augmentation, smart clothing, vibrotactile display, wearable technology

Anthony Carton; Lucy E. Dunne

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Visualising student tracking data to support instructors in web-based distance education  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel approach of using web log data generated by course management systems (CMS) to help instructors become aware of what is happening in distance learning classes. Specifically, techniques from Information Visualization are used ... Keywords: Web-based distance education, information visualization, student tracking

Riccardo Mazza; Vania Dimitrova

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Impacts of deregulation and competitive entry on telecommunication networks: long distance telephone service  

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Over the past thirty years, the long distance telephone sector has been revolutionised by a series of technical and regulatory developments. In 1996, Congress passed the Telecommunications Act 1996, which substantially deregulated the telecommunications ... Keywords: economic regulation, long distance service, regression models, telecommunications

K. H. Tiedemann

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Community detection algorithm based on centrality and node distance in scale-free networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a method for detecting community structures based on centrality value and node distance. Many real world networks possess a scale-free property and this property makes community detection difficult especially on algorithms that ... Keywords: centrality value, community detection, node distance, scale-free network

Sorn Jarukasemratana; Tsuyoshi Murata; Xin Liu

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

EIMD: a new congestion control for fast long-distance networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In fast long-distance networks, TCP fails to fully utilize the bandwidth due to its congestion control mechanism A plethora of congestion control schemes that may enhance the performance of the transport protocol in fast long-distance networks have been ...

Eunho Yang; Seong-il Ham; Seongho Cho; Chong-kwon Kim; Pillwoo Lee

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Estimating Thematic Similarity of Scholarly Papers with Their Resistance Distance in an Electric Network Model  

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We calculate resistance distances between papers in a nearly bipartite citation network of 492 papers and the sources cited by them. We validate that this is a realistic measure of thematic distance if each citation link has an electric resistance equal to the geometric mean of the number of the paper's references and the citation number of the cited source.

Havemann, Frank; Glser, Jochen; Struck, Alexander

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

A conceptual model of the cognitive processing of environmental distance information  

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I review theories and research on the cognitive processing of environmental distance information by humans, particularly that acquired via direct experience in the environment. The cognitive processes I consider for acquiring and thinking about environmental ... Keywords: cognitive processing, distance information, spatial cognition

Daniel R. Montello

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

A Power Transmission Line Fault Distance Estimation VLSI Chip: Design and Defect Tolerance  

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This paper presents a system-on-a-chip for fault detection and fault-distance-estimation for power transmission lines in the smart grid. Toward this goal we have designed and fabricated three chips: PGS4, PGS5 and PGS6, each successively more advanced ... Keywords: Smart grid, fault distance, arcing fault, system on a chip, defect tolerance, Radojevic algorithm.

E. MacLean; V. K. Jain

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Formation of metal nanoparticles by short-distance sputter deposition in a reactive ion etching chamber  

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A new method is reported to form metal nanoparticles by sputter deposition inside a reactive ion etching chamber with a very short target-substrate distance. The distribution and morphology of nanoparticles are found to be affected by the distance, the ion concentration, and the sputtering time. Densely distributed nanoparticles of various compositions were fabricated on the substrates that were kept at a distance of 130 mum or smaller from the target. When the distance was increased to 510 mum, island structures were formed, indicating the tendency to form continuous thin film with longer distance. The observed trend for nanoparticle formation is opposite to the previously reported mechanism for the formation of nanoparticles by sputtering. A new mechanism based on the seeding effect of the substrate is proposed to interpret the experimental results.

Nie Min; Meng, Dennis Desheng [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan 49931 (United States); Sun Kai [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

THE GREEN BANK TELESCOPE H II REGION DISCOVERY SURVEY. III. KINEMATIC DISTANCES  

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Using the H I emission/absorption method, we resolve the kinematic distance ambiguity and derive distances for 149 of 182 (82%) H II regions discovered by the Green Bank Telescope H II Region Discovery Survey (GBT HRDS). The HRDS is an X-band (9 GHz, 3 cm) GBT survey of 448 previously unknown H II regions in radio recombination line and radio continuum emission. Here, we focus on HRDS sources from 67 Degree-Sign {>=} l {>=} 18 Degree-Sign , where kinematic distances are more reliable. The 25 HRDS sources in this zone that have negative recombination line velocities are unambiguously beyond the orbit of the Sun, up to 20 kpc distant. They are the most distant H II regions yet discovered. We find that 61% of HRDS sources are located at the far distance, 31% at the tangent-point distance, and only 7% at the near distance. 'Bubble' H II regions are not preferentially located at the near distance (as was assumed previously) but average 10 kpc from the Sun. The HRDS nebulae, when combined with a large sample of H II regions with previously known distances, show evidence of spiral structure in two circular arc segments of mean Galactocentric radii of 4.25 and 6.0 kpc. We perform a thorough uncertainty analysis to analyze the effect of using different rotation curves, streaming motions, and a change to the solar circular rotation speed. The median distance uncertainty for our sample of H II regions is only 0.5 kpc, or 5%. This is significantly less than the median difference between the near and far kinematic distances, 6 kpc. The basic Galactic structure results are unchanged after considering these sources of uncertainty.

Anderson, L. D. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 (United States); Bania, T. M. [Institute for Astrophysical Research, Department of Astronomy, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (United States); Balser, Dana S. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2475 (United States); Rood, Robert T., E-mail: Loren.Anderson@mail.wvu.edu [Astronomy Department, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 3818, Charlottesville, VA 22903-0818 (United States)

2012-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

371

Stochastic modeling and global warming trend extraction for ocean acoustic travel times. Interim technical report  

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A possible indication of the existence of global climate warming is a negative trend for the travel time of an acoustic pulse along a fixed long path, or paths, in the ocean over a period of many years. The goal of this report is the development of methods specifically for determining the presence of a long term trend for climate change from a temporal sequence of measurements of acoustic propagation times. Robust statistical methods for determining whether a significant trend is present in a given set of time series data have been developed and, for illustration, applied to some specific traveltime time series generated by the MASIG and GFDL ocean models. In this report we consider line + noise and ARIMA statistical models. We show that if the time series are long enough, somewhat over 20 years, then series such as those simulated by the MASIG and GFDL models can be classified reliably as line + noise when this is the case. However, it is shown that the results are considerably different for the two ocean models under consideration and that these models can not currently be relied upon by themselves to predict global warming. Experimental data is most certainly needed, not only to measure global warming itself, but to help improve the ocean model themselves.

Bottone, S.; Gray, H.L.; Woodward, W.A.

1995-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

372

Estimating Traveler Populations at Airport and Cruise Terminals for Population Distribution and Dynamics  

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In recent years, uses of high-resolution population distribution databases are increasing steadily for environmental, socioeconomic, public health, and disaster-related research and operations. With the development of daytime population distribution, temporal resolution of such databases has been improved. However, the lack of incorporation of transitional population, namely business and leisure travelers, leaves a significant population unaccounted for within the critical infrastructure networks, such as at transportation hubs. This paper presents two general methodologies for estimating passenger populations in airport and cruise port terminals at a high temporal resolution which can be incorporated into existing population distribution models. The methodologies are geographically scalable and are based on, and demonstrate how, two different transportation hubs with disparate temporal population dynamics can be modeled utilizing publicly available databases including novel data sources of flight activity from the Internet which are updated in near-real time. The airport population estimation model shows great potential for rapid implementation for a large collection of airports on a national scale, and the results suggest reasonable accuracy in the estimated passenger traffic. By incorporating population dynamics at high temporal resolutions into population distribution models, we hope to improve the estimates of populations exposed to or at risk to disasters, thereby improving emergency planning and response, and leading to more informed policy decisions.

Jochem, Warren C [ORNL; Sims, Kelly M [ORNL; Bright, Eddie A [ORNL; Urban, Marie L [ORNL; Rose, Amy N [ORNL; Coleman, Phil R [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Beyond telecommuting: A new paradigm for the effect of telecommunications on travel  

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Conventional wisdom about social and economic behavior holds that the use of telecommunications is a natural substitute for transportation. For example, telephone calls can replace travel to meetings, and facsimile or electronic-mail transmission of documents substitutes for courier or postal delivery. The moving of information can replace the moving of period and goods. Vehicle traffic on the national transportation infrastructure can be replaced by digital traffic on what is now called the National Information Infrastructure (NII). A leading example is telecommuting. This means using telecommunications to replace commuting between home and work. Telecommuting is an optional way of expanding employees` work locations in those circumstances where it yields both improved organizational performance and employee satisfication. Telecommuting accounts for 7.6 million U.S. workers as of early 1993, up 15% from the 6.6 million counted in 1992. The growth of telecommuting has been strong for the past five years. No one has identified any reasons to suggest that this growth will abate in the forseeable future.

Niles, J.S.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Traveling wave current drive theory for an arbitrary m-polar configuration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An extension of the formalism employed to describe current drive in magnetized plasmas by means of traveling magnetic fields (or double-helix configuration) is presented. In all previous theoretical studies, only driving fields with dipolar topology have been employed and the figure of merit of the current drive mechanism has never been analyzed in terms of the dissipation in the power feeding circuit. In this paper, we show how to express the model equations in terms of the current amplitude in the coils, for an arbitrary number of equally spaced coils wound around the plasma column. We present a brief review of the existing theory and a theoretical formulation, valid for an arbitrary m-polar helical symmetry, which removes the above mentioned complications and limitations. In the limit of straight coils, our magnetic field expression agrees exactly with well-established results of the literature for rotating magnetic field current drive. Finally, we present initial numerical results from a recently developed code which consistently compares the steady driven nonlinear Hall currents and steady fields, corresponding to different configurations in terms of the Ohmic dissipation in the helical coils and discuss future perspectives.

Duarte, V. N. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, 05508-090 Sao Paulo-SP (Brazil); Clemente, R. A. [Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13083-859 Campinas-SP (Brazil); Farengo, R. [Centro Atomico Bariloche and Instituto Balseiro, S. C. de Bariloche (8400), RN (Argentina)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

375

An Ansatz Regarding Relativistic Space Travel Part II-Propulsion Realities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Travel to the stars can involve a perilous journey in an unfriendly space-time continuum that can include singularities, nonlinear events, gravity as a function of both position and vehicle velocity, and extra dimensional effects discussed in Part I. Such a device may possibly use field propulsion technology. Although several field propulsion schemes exist, a proposed candidate is based upon using an electromagnetic drive that uses a rotating magnetic field superimposed on the spacecraft's stationary or static electric field. This is comparable to a Searl generator and the field interaction would generate an electromagnetic vortex to create nonlinear gravitational effects possibly due to an inverse Gertsenshtein relationship to push against the intrinsic gravitational field of a planet. Moreover, changing alignment of the magnetic field axis with the electric field will induce a margin of lateral controllability. Issues such as assessing this combined effect of using both electric and magnetic fields are discussed. Finally, the need for experimental data is stressed to validate these otherwise very speculative theoretical notions.

Murad, Paul A

2008-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

376

Evolving travel behavior, the built environment, and subway investments in Mexico City By  

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Mexico City is a suburban metropolis, yet most of its suburbs would be unfamiliar to urbanists accustomed to thinking about US metropolitan regions. Mexico Citys suburbs are densely populatednot thinly settledand its residents rely primarily on informal transit rather than privately-owned automobiles for their daily transportation. These types of dense and transitdependent suburbs have emerged as the fastest-growing form of human settlement in cities throughout Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Wealthier and at a later stage in its economic development than other developing-world metropolises, Mexico City is a compelling place to investigate the effects of rising incomes, increased car ownership, and transit investments in the dense, peripheral areas that have grown rapidly around informal transit in the past decades, and is a bellwether for cities like Dakar, Cairo, Lima, and Jakarta. I begin this dissertation with a historical overview of the demographic, economic, and political trends that have helped shape existing urban form, transportation infrastructure, and travel behavior in Mexico City. Despite an uptick in car ownership and use, most households both urban and suburbancontinue to rely on public transportation. Furthermore, suburban Mexico City has lower rates of car ownership and use than its central areas. In subsequent

Erick Strom Guerra; Erick Strom Guerra; Erick Strom; Guerra Abstract; Erick Strom Guerra

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

4-Week Avg U.S. Net Imports of Crude Oil and Petroleum ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

08/16 : 7,007 : 08/23 : 7,292 : 08/30 : 7,385 : 1991-Sep: 09/06 : 7,516 : 09/13 : 7,124 : 09/20 : 7,343 : 09/27 : 7,354 : 1991-Oct: 10/04 : 6,929 : ...

378

4-Week Avg U.S. Product Supplied of Finished Motor Gasoline ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Year-Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5; End Date Value End Date Value End Date Value End Date Value End Date Value; 1991-Mar : 03/08 : 6,779 : 03/15 : 6,907

379

4-Week Avg U.S. Imports of Total Gasoline (Thousand Barrels per Day)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

413 : 1995-Jun: 06/02 : 425 : 06/09 : 399 : 06/16 : 367 : 06/23 : 409 : 06/30 : 409 : 1995-Jul: 07/07 : 408 : 07/14 : 366 : 07/21 : 343 : 07/28 : 384 : 1995-Aug: 08/04 :

380

4-Week Avg U.S. Commercial Crude Oil Imports Excluding SPR ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

4,982 : 06/24 : 4,810 : 1988-Jul: 07/01 : 4,939 : 07/08 : 4,880 : 07/15 : 4,911 : 07/22 : 5,172 : 07/29 : 5,060 : 1988-Aug: 08/05 : 5,154 : 08/12 : 5,126 : 08/19 : 4,941

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381

4-Week Avg Gulf Coast (PADD 3) Commercial Crude Oil Imports ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

4,982 : 08/16 : 5,162 : 08/23 : 5,259 : 08/30 : 5,195 : 1996-Sep: 09/06 : 5,111 : 09/13 : 4,922 : 09/20 : 4,838 : 09/27 : 4,655 : 1996-Oct: 10/04 : 4,793 : 10/11 : 4,768

382

4-Week Avg U.S. Net Imports of Crude Oil (Thousand Barrels per Day)  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

9,977 : 2010-Aug: 08/06 : 10,017 : 08/13 : 9,913 : 08/20 : 9,596 : 08/27 : 9,608 : 2010-Sep: 09/03 : 9,470 : 09/10 : 9,336 : 09/17 : 9,196 : 09/24 : 9,027 : 2010-Oct:

383

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA  

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

9 - Avg VMT by HH Comp EIA","Table A19. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Household Composition1 (EIA), 2001 9 - Avg VMT by HH Comp EIA","Table A19. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Household Composition1 (EIA), 2001 (Thousand Miles per Household)" "Std Errors for A19","Relative Standard Errors for Table A19. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Household Composition1 (EIA), 2001 (Percent)" "N Cells for A19","Number of Sample Cases Contributing to Estimates in Table A19. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Household Composition1 (EIA), 2001" " Page A-1 of A-N" "Table A19. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Household Composition1 (EIA), 2001 (Thousand Miles per Household)" "2001 Household Characteristics","Households With Children",,,,"Households Without Children"

384

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA  

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2 - Avg VMT by HH Comp ","Table A12. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Household Composition (NHTS)2, 2001 2 - Avg VMT by HH Comp ","Table A12. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Household Composition (NHTS)2, 2001 (Thousand Miles per Household)" "Std Errors for A12","Relative Standard Errors for Table A12. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Household Composition (NHTS)2, 2001 (Percent)" "N Cells for A12","Number of Sample Cases Contributing to Estimates in Table A12. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Household Composition (NHTS)2, 2001" " Page A-1 of A-N" "Table A12. U.S. Average Vehicle-Miles Traveled by Household Composition (NHTS)2, 2001 (Thousand Miles per Household)" "2001 Household Characteristics","No Children",,"Youngest Child 0-5",,"Youngest Child

385

Standoff Spectroscopy Using a Conditioned Target Identifies Hazardous Materials at a Distance  

A safer method for the standoff (long distance) detection and identification ofmolecules on a surface has been invented by researchers at ORNL and the Universityof Tennessee. This invention avoids the necessity of close and potentially ...

386

Generation of Optimal Unit Distance Codes for Rotary Encoders through Simulated Evolution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An evolutionary algorithm is used to generate unit distance codes for absolute rotary encoders. The target is to obtain a code suitable for disk size reduction, or for resolution increase, thus overcoming the limitations of conventional Gray codes. Obtained ...

Stefano Gregori; Roberto Rossi; Guido Torelli; Valentino Liberali

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Visualisation of influenza A protein segments in distance invariant self-organising map  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to the lateral gene transfer, the phylogenetic tree could be inadequate for representing the evolution of virus. This paper employs the distance invariant manifold (Cheng and Liou, 2009) to display the collection of influenza A in a cubic space. ...

Wei-Chen Cheng; Cheng-Yuan Liou

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Decisionmaking in hospital earthquake evacuation: Does distance from the epicenter matter?  

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status of hospitals that does not depend on intactis one option. This study does not have the ability toUsing larger distances does not make sense, as no hospital

Schultz, Carl H. MD; Koenig, Kristi L. MD; Lewis, Roger J. MD, PhD

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

A preliminary comparison of synchronous venues for distance learning: traditional videoconferencing vs. web-based conferencing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Synchronous venues are often preferred in distance learning settings as they most closely approximate the face-to-face experience. This paper examines two synchronous venues: videoconferencing and web-based conferencing. Both are compared, ...

Norman A. Garrett

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Uncertainty and Sensitivity of Contaminant Travel Times from the Upgradient Nevada Test Site to the Yucca Mountain Area  

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Yucca Mountain (YM), Nevada, has been proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy as the nations first permanent geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel and highlevel radioactive waste. In this study, the potential for groundwater advective pathways from underground nuclear testing areas on the Nevada Test Site (NTS) to intercept the subsurface of the proposed land withdrawal area for the repository is investigated. The timeframe for advective travel and its uncertainty for possible radionuclide movement along these flow pathways is estimated as a result of effective-porosity value uncertainty for the hydrogeologic units (HGUs) along the flow paths. Furthermore, sensitivity analysis is conducted to determine the most influential HGUs on the advective radionuclide travel times from the NTS to the YM area. Groundwater pathways are obtained using the particle tracking package MODPATH and flow results from the Death Valley regional groundwater flow system (DVRFS) model developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Effectiveporosity values for HGUs along these pathways are one of several parameters that determine possible radionuclide travel times between the NTS and proposed YM withdrawal areas. Values and uncertainties of HGU porosities are quantified through evaluation of existing site effective-porosity data and expert professional judgment and are incorporated in the model through Monte Carlo simulations to estimate mean travel times and uncertainties. The simulations are based on two steady-state flow scenarios, the pre-pumping (the initial stress period of the DVRFS model), and the 1998 pumping (assuming steady-state conditions resulting from pumping in the last stress period of the DVRFS model) scenarios for the purpose of long-term prediction and monitoring. The pumping scenario accounts for groundwater withdrawal activities in the Amargosa Desert and other areas downgradient of YM. Considering each detonation in a clustered region around Pahute Mesa (in the NTS operational areas 18, 19, 20, and 30) under the water table as a particle, those particles from the saturated zone detonations were tracked forward using MODPATH to identify hydraulically downgradient groundwater discharge zones and to determine the particles from which detonations will intercept the proposed YM withdrawal area. Out of the 71 detonations in the saturated zone, the flowpaths from 23 of the 71 detonations will intercept the proposed YM withdrawal area under the pre-pumping scenario. For the 1998 pumping scenario, the flowpaths from 55 of the 71 detonations will intercept the proposed YM withdrawal area. Three different effective-porosity data sets compiled in support of regional models of groundwater flow and contaminant transport developed for the NTS and the proposed YM repository are used. The results illustrate that mean minimum travel time from underground nuclear testing areas on the NTS to the proposed YM repository area can vary from just over 700 to nearly 700,000 years, depending on the locations of the underground detonations, the pumping scenarios considered, and the effective-porosity value distributions used. Groundwater pumping scenarios are found to significantly impact minimum particle travel time from the NTS to the YM area by altering flowpath geometry. Pumping also attracts many more additional groundwater flowpaths from the NTS to the YM area. The sensitivity analysis further illustrates that for both the pre-pumping and 1998 pumping scenarios, the uncertainties in effective-porosity values for five of the 27 HGUs considered account for well over 90 percent of the effective-porosity-related travel time uncertainties for the flowpaths having the shortest mean travel times to YM.

J. Zhu; K. Pohlmann; J. Chapman; C. Russell; R.W.H. Carroll; D. Shafer

2009-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Web services model for mobile, distance and distributed learning using service-oriented architecture  

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This paper describes web services and service-oriented architecture and how these new technologies could be exploited to develop integrated software for mobile, distance and distributed learning. The paper also provides details of a prototype translator ... Keywords: VLE, distance learning, distributed learning, interoperability, m-learning, mobile communications, mobile learning, online education, online learning, service-oriented architecture, virtual learning environments, web services, web-based education

Sushil K. Sharma; Fred L. Kitchens; Queen Esther Booker; Huinan Xu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fall 2007 American Geophysical Union Meeting Student Travel Support for Environmental Nanomaterials Session (#B35) (December 10-14, 2007)  

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The purpose of award no. DE-FG02-08ER15925 was to fund travel for students to present at the Fall 2007 American Geophysical Meeting. This was done successfully, and five students (Bin Xie, Qiaona Hu, Katie Schreiner, Daria Kibanova, and Frank-Andreas Weber) gave excellent oral and poster presentations at the meeting. Provided are the conference abstracts for their presentations.

Michael F. Hochella, Jr.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Traveling-wave laser-produced-plasma energy source for photoionization laser pumping and lasers incorporating said  

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A traveling-wave, laser-produced-plasma, energy source used to obtain single-pass gain saturation of a photoionization pumped laser. A cylindrical lens is used to focus a pump laser beam to a long line on a target. Grooves are cut in the target to present a surface near normal to the incident beam and to reduce the area, and hence increase the intensity and efficiency, of plasma formation.

Sher, Mark H. (Los Altos, CA); Macklin, John J. (Stanford, CA); Harris, Stephen E. (Palo Alto, CA)

1989-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Fine Mesh Traveling and Vacuum Screens, Approach Velocity, Impingement Survival and Spraywash Pressure: Supplemental Laboratory Stud ies  

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This report presents the results of additional laboratory studies on the performance of fine mesh traveling screens (traditional band and vacuum) for protecting the early life stages of fish at cooling water intake structures (CWIS). This information supplements biological performance data previously developed in prior-year Electric Power Research Institute- (EPRI-) sponsored research (see EPRI reports 1019027, 1019864, and 1020663). This report also reviews additional impingement-related ...

2012-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

395

Photon flux and distance from the source: consequences for quantum foundations and technologies  

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The paper explores the fundamental physical principles of quantum mechanics (in fact, quantum field theory) which limit the bit rate for long distances. Propagation of photons in optical fibers is modeled using methods of quantum electrodynamics. We define photon "duration" as the standard deviation of the photon arrival time; we find its asymptotics for long distances and then obtain the main result of the paper: the linear dependence of photon duration on the distance. This effect puts the limit to joint increasing of the photon flux and the distance from the source and it has important consequences both for quantum information technologies and quantum foundations. Once quantum communication develops into a real technology, it would be appealing to the engineers to increase both the photon flux and the distance. And here our "photon flux/distance effect" has to be taken into account (at least if successively emitted photons are considered as independent). This effect also has to be taken into account in a loophole free test of Bell's type -- to close jointly the detection and locality loopholes.

Andrei Khrennikov; Brje Nilsson; Sven Nordebo; Igor Volovich

2013-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

396

Register Closing Effects on Forced Air Heating System Performance  

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Air Handler Power - Climate Zone 16 48 hr avg 24 hr avg FarAverage Gas Power - Climate Zone 16 48 hr avg 24 hr avg NearAverage Gas Power - Climate Zone 16 48 hr avg Near Registers

Walker, Iain S.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Juvenile Passage Program : A Plan for Estimating Smolt Travel Time and Survival in the Snake and Columbia Rivers.  

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A plan for developing a program to evaluate juvenile salmon passage is presented that encompasses the Snake (Lower Granite to McNary Dams), Mid-Columbia (Wells to McNary Dams), and Lower Columbia (McNary to Bonneville Dams) segments of the Snake/Columbia River system. This plan focuses on the use of PIT-tag technology to routinely estimate travel times and reach survival of outmigrating yearling and subyearling Chinook, sockeye, and steelhead during spring and summer months. The proposed program outlines tagging studies that could be implemented in (a) 1992, (b) near term (1993--94), and (c) long term (1995 to the next decade). The evolution of this program over time parallels plans to establish additional PIT-tag detector and slide-gate systems at Little Goose, Lower Monumental, McNary, John Day, and Bonneville Dams. The eventual ability to concurrently estimate travel time and survival of release groups will permit evaluation of travel time-survival-flow relationships and identify possible mortality {open_quotes}hot spots{close_quotes} for remediation.

Skalski, J.R.; Giorgi, Albert E.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Study of precision weak-link stage systems with large travel range and sub-nanometer-scale resolution  

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To use x-ray optics with nanometer resolution limit, scanning x-ray nanoprobes with corresponding mechanical positioning capability need to be designed. In particular, positioning stages with both sub-nanometer resolution and a positioning/scanning range of several millimeters are required. Based on our design of precision weak-link stages with interferometric encoders for the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) hard x-ray nanoprobe at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) Sector 26, we have developed a new two-dimensional (2-D) weak-link stage system for nanopositioning of a specimen holder. This system provides sub-nanometer resolution, coupled with sub-nanometer metrology at a travel range of several millimeters. The 2-D weak-link stage system is designed with high structure stiffness using laminar overconstrained weak-link mechanisms [4-6]. In this paper we present the study of a linear precision weak-link stage system with sub-centimeter travel range and sub-nanometer positioning resolution. Design of a rotary weak-link stage system with 10-nrad resolution and 10-degree-level travel range is also discussed in this paper.

Shu Deming [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Maser, Jorg [Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

399

Using hydroponic biomass to regulate NOx emissions in long range space travel  

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The incineration of wastes is one of the most promising reclamation technologies being developed for life support in long range space travel. However, incineration in a closed environment will build up hazardous NOx if not regulated. A technology that can remove NOx under microgravity conditions without the need of expendables is required. Activated carbon prepared from inedible wheat straw and sweet potato stalk that were grown under hydroponic conditions has been demonstrated to be able to adsorb NO and reduce it to N{sub 2}. The high mineral content in the activated carbon prepared from hydroponic biomass prohibits high surface area production and results in inferior NO adsorption capacity. The removal of mineral from the carbon circumvents the aforementioned negative effect. The optimal production conditions to obtain maximum yield and surface area for the activated carbon have been determined. A parametric study on the NO removal efficiency by the activated carbon has been done. The presence of oxygen in flue gas is essential for effective adsorption of NO by the activated carbon. On the contrary, water vapor inhibits the adsorption efficiency of NO. The NO adsorption capacity and the duration before it exceeds the Space Maximum Allowable Concentration were determined. After the adsorption of NO, the activated carbon can be regenerated for reuse by heating the carbon bed under anaerobic conditions to above 500 C, when the adsorbed NO is reduced to N{sub 2}. The regenerated activated carbon exhibits improved NO adsorption efficiency. However, regeneration had burned off a small percentage of the activated carbon.

Xu, X.H.; Shi, Y.; Chang, S.G.; Fisher, J.; Pisharody, S.; Moran, M.; Wignarajah, K.

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed-domain performance model of the piezoelectric traveling-wave motor and the development of a two-sided device  

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In recognition of the growing consideration of piezoelectric traveling-wave motors as suitable replacements for small-scale electromagnetic motors, the present work addresses two parallel objectives: (1) to develop an ...

Glenn, Timothy Scott, 1971-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The extragalactic distance scale Key Project. III. The discovery of Cepheids and a new distance to M101 using the {ital Hubble} {ital Space} {ital Telescope}  

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We report on the discovery of 29 Cepheid variables in the galaxy M101 using the original Wide Field Camera (WFC) and the new Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) on the {ital Hubble} {ital Space} {ital Telescope}. We observed a field in M101 at 17 independent epochs in {ital V} (F555W), five epochs in {ital I} (F785LP/F814W), and one epoch in {ital B} (F439W), with a time interval baseline of 381 days. We have found Cepheids with periods ranging from 10 to 60 days. The data have been calibrated using WFPC2 observations with zero points derived from {omega} Cen, Pal 4, and NGC 2419 observations. This calibration has been verified by using the Medium Deep Survey (MDS) WFC photometric zero points, and ground-based secondary standards in {ital V} and {ital I}. The {ital V} calibrations agree to {plus_minus}0.06 mag, and the {ital I} calibrations agree to {plus_minus}0.04 mag. We have constructed {ital V} and {ital I} period-luminosity (PL) relations and have derived apparent distance moduli based on a distance modulus for the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) of 18.50 mag and a reddening of {ital E}({ital B}{minus}{ital V})=0.10 mag to the LMC Cepheids. Period-residual minimization was used to minimize the effects of Malmquist bias on the period-luminosity relation fitting process. Using a Galactic extinction law and the apparent {ital V} and {ital I} distance moduli, we have found a mean reddening for the M101 sample of {ital E}({ital B}{minus}{ital V})=0.03 mag and a true distance modulus to M101 of 29.34{plus_minus}0.17 mag, corresponding to a distance of 7.4{plus_minus}0.6 Mpc. The sources of error have been rigorously tracked through an error budget; systematic and random errors contribute roughly equally to the quoted error. The mean gas-phase metal abundances in the LMC and in the M101 outer field are similar so we expect metallicity effects to be minimal. (Abstract Truncated)

Kelson, D.D.; Illingworth, G.D. [UCO/Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064 (United States); Freedman, W.F. [Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, California 91101 (United States); Graham, J.A. [Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5241 Broad Branch Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20015 (United States); Hill, R. [Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, California 91101 (United States); Madore, B.F. [NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Saha, A. [Space Telescope Institute, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States); Stetson, P.B. [Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, National Research Council, 5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC, V8X 4M6 (CANADA); Kennicutt, R.C. Jr. [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Mould, J.R. [Mt. Stromlo and Siding Springs Observatories, Private Bag, Weston Creek Post Office ACT 2611 (Australia); Hughes, S.M. [Royal Greenwich Observatory, Madingley Road, Cambridge, (United Kingdom) CB3 0EZ; Ferrarese, L. [Space Telescope Institute, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States)]|[Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bloomberg 501, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States); Phelps, R. [Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, California 91101 (United States); Turner, A. [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States); Cook, K.H. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Mississippi L-401, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Ford, H. [Space Telescope Institute, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHEV Energy Use Estimation: Validating the Gamma Distribution for Representing the Random Daily Driving Distance  

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The petroleum and electricity consumptions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are sensitive to the variation of daily vehicle miles traveled (DVMT). Some studies assume DVMT to follow a Gamma distribution, but such a Gamma assumption is yet to be validated. This study finds the Gamma assumption valid in the context of PHEV energy analysis, based on continuous GPS travel data of 382 vehicles, each tracked for at least 183 days. The validity conclusion is based on the found small prediction errors, resulting from the Gamma assumption, in PHEV petroleum use, electricity use, and energy cost. The finding that the Gamma distribution is valid and reliable is important. It paves the way for the Gamma distribution to be assumed for analyzing energy uses of PHEVs in the real world. The Gamma distribution can be easily specified with very few pieces of driver information and is relatively easy for mathematical manipulation. Given the validation in this study, the Gamma distribution can now be used with better confidence in a variety of applications, such as improving vehicle consumer choice models, quantifying range anxiety for battery electric vehicles, investigating roles of charging infrastructure, and constructing online calculators that provide personal estimates of PHEV energy use.

Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL; Dong, Jing [ORNL; Liu, Changzheng [ORNL; Greene, David L [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Estimation and validation of mode distances for the 1993 Commodity Flow Survey  

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The 1993 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) collected shipment data from a sample of approximately 200,000 domestic business establishments. Each selected establishment provided information on origin, destination, commodity, shipment weight and value, and modes of transport for a sample of its outbound shipments. One data item not reported by CFS participants was shipment distance. This important piece of information was estimated by simulating probable routes using computer models of the highway, rail, air, waterway, and pipeline networks and their interconnections. This paper describes the nature of the shipment distance estimation problem, the procedures used to estimate mode-specific distances between origin and destination ZIP codes, and the techniques used to validate the results.

Middendorf, D.P.; Bronzini, M. S.; Peterson, B.; Liu, Cheng; Chin, Shih-Miao

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

The stability and the growth rate of the electron acoustic traveling wave under transverse perturbations in a magnetized quantum plasma  

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Theoretical and numerical studies are carried out for the stability of the electron acoustic waves under the transverse perturbation in a magnetized quantum plasma. The Zakharov-Kuznetsov (ZK) equation of the electron-acoustic waves (EAWs) is given by using the reductive perturbation technique. The cut-off frequency is obtained by applying a transverse sinusoidal perturbation to the plane soliton solution of the ZK equation. The propagation velocity of solitary waves, the real cut-off frequency, as well as the growth rate of the higher order perturbation to the traveling solitary wave are obtained.

Gao Dongning; Wang Canglong; Yang Xue; Duan Wenshan [College of Physics and Electronic Engineering and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 (China) and Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Yang Lei [College of Physics and Electronic Engineering and Joint Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics of NWNU and IMP CAS, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070 (China) and Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Department of Physics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

405

(Whose) value-sensitive design: a study of long- distance relationships in an Arabic cultural context  

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This paper describes a qualitative study of how 11 Arab individuals use technology in the context of their long-distance romantic relationships. Our participants' communication practices bear similarities to previous findings on the mediation of intimacy ... Keywords: communication, culture, feminism, intimacy, values

Tamara Alsheikh; Jennifer A. Rode; Sin E. Lindley

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

The proximity factor: impact of distance on co-located collaboration  

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Groups collaborating around a large wall display can do so in a variety of arrangements, positioning themselves at different distances from the display and from each other. We examined the impact of proximity on the effectiveness and enjoyment of co-located ... Keywords: co-located collaboration, direct input, indirect input, large displays, proximity, single-display groupware (SDG), wall display

Kirstie Hawkey; Melanie Kellar; Derek Reilly; Tara Whalen; Kori M. Inkpen

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

3-D chamfer distances and norms in anisotropic grids Celine Fouarda,b,c,*, Gregoire Malandaina  

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U N C O R R EC TED PR O O F 3-D chamfer distances and norms in anisotropic grids Ce´line Fouarda the center lines of the vessels and to compute their radii [5]. Clearly this volume of data cannot will approximately double the volume of input data (here from 450 to 900 Mb). While modern computer disk capacity

Ayache, Nicholas

408

Trace distance and linear entropy of qubit states: Role of initial qubit-environment correlations  

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The role of initial qubit-environment correlations on trace distance between two qubit states is studied in the framework of non--Markovian pure dephasing. The growth of mixedness of reduced state quantified by linear entropy is shown to be related to the degree of initial qubit--environment correlations.

Jerzy Dajka; Jerzy Luczka

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

409

Distance Dependence of Electron Transfer in DNA: The Role of the Reorganization Energy and Free Energy  

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Distance Dependence of Electron Transfer in DNA: The Role of the Reorganization Energy and Free of the solvent reorganization energy and free energy in the heterogeneous DNA environment. DNA is modeled represents water. Model calculations show the importance of including the reorganization energy and the free

Fayer, Michael D.

410

Reducing the Plagiarism Detection Search Space on the Basis of the Kullback-Leibler Distance  

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Reducing the Plagiarism Detection Search Space on the Basis of the Kullback-Leibler Distance, jbenedi}@dsic.upv.es http://www.dsic.upv.es/grupos/nle/ Abstract. Automatic plagiarism detection the plagiarised fragments to their potential source. Publications on this task often assume that the search space

Rosso, Paolo

411

A sequential minimal optimization algorithm for the all-distances support vector machine  

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The All-Distances SVM is a single-objective light extension of the binary -SVM for multi-category classification that is competitive against multi-objective SVMs, such as One-against-the-Rest SVMs and One-against-One SVMs. Although the model takes ... Keywords: kernel machines, multi-category classification, sequential minimal optimization, support vector machines

Diego Candel; Ricardo anculef; Carlos Concha; Hctor Allende

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Magnetic hose: Routing and Long-distance Transportation of Magnetic Fields  

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Magnetism is a fundamental interaction shaping our physical world, at the basis of technologies such as magnetic recording or energy generation. Unlike electromagnetic waves, which can be routed and transmitted with waveguides to long distances, magnetic fields rapidly decay with distance. Here we show the concept, design, and properties of a magnetic hose which enables to transfer the static magnetic field generated by a source to an arbitrary distance, and along any given trajectory. Using transformation optics, adapted to static magnetic fields, we first introduce an ideal scheme displaying the basic mechanism behind our proposal and allowing for a perfect transfer. Then we present a simplified approach, which allows to construct a magnetic hose using two available materials: a superconducting shell with a ferromagnetic core. Such a magnetic hose can guide and transport magnetic fields to large distances, unlike ferromagnets- the conventional existing method-, for which transmitted fields decay quickly with the ferromagnetic length. As a proof of pinciple experiment, we demonstrate the field transmission through superconducting-ferromagnetic hoses with lengths up to 140mm, which improve the transmission of an analogous ferromagnet by a 400% factor. Magnetic hoses may provide new solutions in enhancing spin couplings in all-magnetic logic schemes and in harnessing quantum systems by addressable magnetic fields, in the context of quantum information processing.

Carles Navau; Jordi Prat-Camps; Oriol Romero-Isart; J. Ignacio Cirac; Alvaro Sanchez

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

413

An accelerated zone 2 trip algorithm for non-pilot distance relays  

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This paper presents an algorithm able to accelerate the zone 2 trip of non-pilot distance relays by detecting remote breaker operation following a zone 2 fault. It is based on monitoring changes in proposed composite signals. The performance of the proposed ... Keywords: accelerated trip (AT), real time digital simulator (RTDS), sequential accelerated trip (SAT), total fault clearing time (TFCT)

German Rosas Ortiz; Tarlochan S. Sidhu

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Geomagnetic Precursor Z Component Diurnal Variation Phase Anomaly Recognition based on the Pattern Distance  

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Geomagnetic precursor is one of many earthquake precursors, which have better effects on earthquake prediction, while the diurnal variation anomaly of geomagnetic precursor Z component is an important one in short-impending anomalies. Basing on the pattern ... Keywords: Geomagnetic Precursor, Diurnal Variation, Pattern Distance, Anomaly Recognition

Shaochun Wu; Tongyu Yuan; Yan Tang; Bofeng Zhang; Daming Wei

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Improved multicriteria spanners for Ad-Hoc networks under energy and distance metrics  

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We study the problem of spanner construction in wireless ad-hoc networks through power assignments under two spanner modelsdistance and energy. In particular, we are interested in asymmetric power assignments so that the induced communication ... Keywords: Geometric and energy spanners, approximation algorithms

Hanan Shpungin, Michael Segal

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Final Technical Report: Discovering the Nature of Dark Energy: Towards Better Distances from Type Ia Supernovae  

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The final technical report from the project "Discovering the Nature of Dark Energy: Towards Better Distances from Type Ia Supernovae" led at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey by Prof. Saurabh W. Jha is presented, including all publications resulting from this award.

Saurabh W. Jha

2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

417

Effectiveness of a Virtual Laboratory as a preparatory resource for Distance Education chemistry students  

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Many have argued that interactive 3D virtual environments have great educational potential due to their ability to engage learners in the exploration, construction and manipulation of virtual objects, structures and metaphorical representations of ideas. ... Keywords: Chemistry education, Distance Education, Interactive learning environments, Post-secondary education, Simulations, Virtual reality

Barney Dalgarno; Andrea G. Bishop; William Adlong; Danny R. Bedgood, Jr.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Combining lexical resources with tree edit distance for recognizing textual entailment  

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This paper addresses Textual Entailment (i.e. recognizing that the meaning of a text entails the meaning of another text) using a Tree Edit Distance algorithm between the syntactic trees of the two texts. A key aspect of the approach is the estimation ...

Milen Kouylekov; Bernardo Magnini

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Geomagnetic imprinting: A unifying hypothesis of long-distance natal homing in salmon and sea turtles  

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Geomagnetic imprinting: A unifying hypothesis of long-distance natal homing in salmon and sea geomagnetic polarity reversals, may affect ecological processes by disrupting natal homing, resulting the globe before reentering the planet in the northern hemisphere. Several geomagnetic elements vary pre

Lohmann, Kenneth J.

420

Constructive episodic simulation: temporal distance and detail of past and future events modulate hippocampal engagement  

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ABSTRACT: Behavioral, lesion and neuroimaging evidence show striking commonalities between remembering past events and imagining future events. In a recent event-related fMRI study, we instructed participants to construct a past or future event in response to a cue. Once an event was in mind, participants made a button press, then generated details (elaboration) and rated them. The elaboration of past and future events recruited a common neural network. However, regions within this network may respond differentially to event characteristics, such as the amount of detail generated and temporal distance, depending on whether the event is in the past or future. To investigate this further, we conducted parametric modulation analyses, with temporal distance and detail as covariates, and focused on the medial temporal lobes and frontopolar cortex. The analysis of detail (independent of temporal distance) showed that the left posterior hippocampus was responsive to the amount of detail comprising both past and future events. In contrast, the left anterior hippocampus responded differentially to the amount of detail comprising future events, possibly reflecting the recombination of details into a novel future event. The analysis of temporal distance revealed that the increasing recency of past events correlated with activity in the right parahippocampus gyrus (Brodmann area (BA) 35/36), while activity in the bilateral hippocampus was significantly correlated with the increasing remoteness of future events. We propose that the hippocampal response to the distance of future events reflects the increasing disparateness of details likely included in remote future events, and the intensive relational processing required for integrating such details into a coherent episodic simulation of the future. These findings provide further support for the constructive episodic simulation hypothesis (Schacter and Addis (2007) Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:773786) and highlight the involvement of the hippocampus in relational processing during elaboration of future events. VC 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc. KEY WORDS: episodic; autobiographical memory; future; fMRI; parametric modulation

Donna Rose Addis; Daniel L. Schacter

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Energy Futures Series: Effects of Travel Reduction and Efficient Driving on Transportation: Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

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Since the 1970s, numerous transportation strategies have been formulated to change the behavior of drivers or travelers by reducing trips, shifting travel to more efficient modes, or improving the efficiency of existing modes. This report summarizes findings documented in existing literature to identify strategies with the greatest potential impact. The estimated effects of implementing the most significant and aggressive individual driver behavior modification strategies range from less than 1% to a few percent reduction in transportation energy use and GHG emissions. Combined strategies result in reductions of 7% to 15% by 2030. Pricing, ridesharing, eco-driving, and speed limit reduction/enforcement strategies are widely judged to have the greatest estimated potential effect, but lack the widespread public acceptance needed to accomplish maximum results. This is one of a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency project initiated to pinpoint underexplored strategies for abating GHGs and reducing petroleum dependence related to transportation.

Porter, C. D.; Brown, A.; DeFlorio, J.; McKenzie, E.; Tao, W.; Vimmerstedt, L.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of sight distance as a criterion for prioritizing rail-highway intersections in Texas  

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Priority or hazard indices are used by the states to rank their rail-highway intersections according to relative hazard to aid in locating crossings for treatment of conditions and/or improvements in warning devices. The Texas Priority Index has been effective over the years in identifying particularly hazardous rail-highway intersections based on high vehicle volumes, train volumes, and accident histories, and these crossings have been treated or improved. Many of the remaining crossings, however, are not well discriminated in terms of their need for improvement; many crossings have the same index number. The objective of this research was to evaluate sight distance as a criterion for prioritizing rail-highway intersections in Texas to help distinguish between the crossings with similar or identical priority index numbers. Accident and sight distance data were compiled and analyzed. A sight distance variable was incorporated into the current Texas Priority Index and evaluated for its effects on the overall ranking of the rail-highway intersections. A state hazard index was chosen from a state-of-the-practice review with which to compare the current and revised Texas Priority Indices. Finally, the effectiveness of each of the indices was predicted in terms of the distribution of priority index numbers and their ability to move the most potentially hazardous crossings up in the rankings. It was concluded from the accident analysis that sight distance contributed to more vehicle-train accidents than any other factor. Further, improvements to warning devices at passive crossings would effectively reduce the overall sight obstruction, reduce the number of train involved accidents, and thus, reduce the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from accidents at rail-highway intersections. It was concluded from the field data analysis that the Method 1 revised Texas Priority Index was the most effective index of the four priority indices evaluated in this thesis for ranking crossings in terms of exposure, accident history, sight distance, and protection type. The Method 1 revised index was effective at redistributing the individual index numbers in the rank and identifying crossings with restricted sight distance while conserving the significance of the exposure values.

Pecheux, Kelley Klaver

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Associations of health, physical activity and weight status with motorised travel and transport carbon dioxide emissions: a cross-sectional, observational study  

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(active travel) substitutes for at least some motorised travel and thereby reduces CO2 emissions [e.g. 12]. This assump- tion is supported by the finding that energy expenditure from walking is negatively correlated with fossil fuel use from car driving... About your local pedestrian and cycling routes Continued 11 About your work or place of study S E C T I O N E Sedentary occupation You spend most of your time sitting (e.g. in an office, driving a vehicle). Standing occupation You spend most of your time...

Goodman, Anna; Brand, Christian; Ogilvie, David; on behalf of the iConnect consortium

2012-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental investigation of a moving averaging algorithm for motion perpendicular to the leaf travel direction in dynamic MLC target tracking  

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Purpose: In dynamic multileaf collimator (MLC) motion tracking with complex intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) fields, target motion perpendicular to the MLC leaf travel direction can cause beam holds, which increase beam delivery time by up to a factor of 4. As a means to balance delivery efficiency and accuracy, a moving average algorithm was incorporated into a dynamic MLC motion tracking system (i.e., moving average tracking) to account for target motion perpendicular to the MLC leaf travel direction. The experimental investigation of the moving average algorithm compared with real-time tracking and no compensation beam delivery is described. Methods: The properties of the moving average algorithm were measured and compared with those of real-time tracking (dynamic MLC motion tracking accounting for both target motion parallel and perpendicular to the leaf travel direction) and no compensation beam delivery. The algorithm was investigated using a synthetic motion trace with a baseline drift and four patient-measured 3D tumor motion traces representing regular and irregular motions with varying baseline drifts. Each motion trace was reproduced by a moving platform. The delivery efficiency, geometric accuracy, and dosimetric accuracy were evaluated for conformal, step-and-shoot IMRT, and dynamic sliding window IMRT treatment plans using the synthetic and patient motion traces. The dosimetric accuracy was quantified via a {gamma}-test with a 3%/3 mm criterion. Results: The delivery efficiency ranged from 89 to 100% for moving average tracking, 26%-100% for real-time tracking, and 100% (by definition) for no compensation. The root-mean-square geometric error ranged from 3.2 to 4.0 mm for moving average tracking, 0.7-1.1 mm for real-time tracking, and 3.7-7.2 mm for no compensation. The percentage of dosimetric points failing the {gamma}-test ranged from 4 to 30% for moving average tracking, 0%-23% for real-time tracking, and 10%-47% for no compensation. Conclusions: The delivery efficiency of moving average tracking was up to four times higher than that of real-time tracking and approached the efficiency of no compensation for all cases. The geometric accuracy and dosimetric accuracy of the moving average algorithm was between real-time tracking and no compensation, approximately half the percentage of dosimetric points failing the {gamma}-test compared with no compensation.

Yoon, Jai-Woong; Sawant, Amit; Suh, Yelin; Cho, Byung-Chul; Suh, Tae-Suk; Keall, Paul [Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea 131-700 and Research Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, 131-700 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States) and Department of Radiation Oncology, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, 138-736 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, 131-700 and Research Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, 131-700 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States) and Radiation Physics Laboratory, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, 2006 (Australia)

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National and Racial Identity and the Desire for Expansion: A Study of American Travel Narratives, 1790-1850  

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This dissertation aims to investigate the shaping of a national literature within travel narratives written by William Bartram, Washington Irving, George Catlin, Thomas L. McKenney, Thomas Jefferson Farnham, and Francis Parkman. I focus attention on two issues: (1) National and racial identity, and (2) Territorial, cultural, and capitalist expansionism. National and racial identity construction is examined by clarifying how the narratives underlying voicesthe National Symbolic and the Racial Symbolicencourage the reading public to embrace the values vital in forging American collective identity. Identity invention is also seen in romantic representations of the American landscape and Native Americans. Between 1790 and 1850, the widespread trope of the Noble Savage and distantiation working in the Burkean aesthetics of the sublime were used as ideological frames for viewing Others, crucial in defining the American self by making the white Americans shift of association/dissociation with their primitivized Others possible. In order to analyze the narratives representation of expansionism as a national desire, this study investigates how romantic rhetoric and the appeal to morality (or the Law) were employed as decisive ideological foundations for rationalizing expansionism. Chapter I establishes the legitimacy of evaluating travel narratives as a significant part of Americas national literature. Chapter II reveals that democracy, masculine robustness, and the myth that Americans are a chosen people of progress are featured aspects in the portrayals of American pathfinders. Chapter III shows that the racial identity of civilized whites is forged in accordance with a miscegenation taboo informing negative portrayals of half-breeds and racial boundary crossing. Chapter IV illustrates that American freedom, simplicity, wholesome civilization, and youthfulness are presented as national characteristics through adapting the romantic tropes of the Noble Savage and the aesthetics of the sublime. Chapter V investigates the perverse mode of desiring in the iterative triangular relationship between romanticism, morality, and expansionismthe nations civilizing project par excellence. Chapter VI appraises the travel narratives roles in defining American selfhood and reflecting (and promoting) an imperialistic desire for expansion.

Jeong, Jin Man

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-Distance Imaging of Solar Far-Side Active Regions  

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It is of great importance to monitor large solar active regions in the far-side of the Sun for space weather forecast, in particular, to predict their appearance before they rotate into our view from the solar east limb. Local helioseismology techniques, including helioseismic holography and time-distance, have successfully imaged solar far-side active regions. In this Letter, we further explore the possibility of imaging and improving the image quality of solar far-side active regions by use of time-distance helioseismology. In addition to the previously used scheme with four acoustic signal skips, a five-skip scheme is also included in this newly developed technique. The combination of both four- and five-skip far-side images significantly enhances the signal-to-noise ratio in the far-side images, and reduces spurious signals. The accuracy of the far-side active region imaging is also assessed using one whole year solar observation.

Junwei Zhao

2007-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-Distance Imaging of Solar Far-Side Active Regions  

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It is of great importance to monitor large solar active regions in the far-side of the Sun for space weather forecast, in particular, to predict their appearance before they rotate into our view from the solar east limb. Local helioseismology techniques, including helioseismic holography and time-distance, have successfully imaged solar far-side active regions. In this Letter, we further explore the possibility of imaging and improving the image quality of solar far-side active regions by use of time-distance helioseismology. In addition to the previously used scheme with four acoustic signal skips, a five-skip scheme is also included in this newly developed technique. The combination of both four- and five-skip far-side images significantly enhances the signal-to-noise ratio in the far-side images, and reduces spurious signals. The accuracy of the far-side active region imaging is also assessed using one whole year solar observation.

Zhao, Junwei

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Tree: Computing Large Minimum-Evolution Trees with Profiles instead of a Distance Matrix  

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Gene families are growing rapidly, but standard methods for inferring phylogenies do not scale to alignments with over 10,000 sequences. We present FastTree, a method for constructing large phylogenies and for estimating their reliability. Instead of storing a distance matrix, FastTree stores sequence profiles of internal nodes in the tree. FastTree uses these profiles to implement neighbor-joining and uses heuristics to quickly identify candidate joins. FastTree then uses nearest-neighbor interchanges to reduce the length of the tree. For an alignment with N sequences, L sites, and a different characters, a distance matrix requires O(N^2) space and O(N^2 L) time, but FastTree requires just O( NLa + N sqrt(N) ) memory and O( N sqrt(N) log(N) L a ) time. To estimate the tree's reliability, FastTree uses local bootstrapping, which gives another 100-fold speedup over a distance matrix. For example, FastTree computed a tree and support values for 158,022 distinct 16S ribosomal RNAs in 17 hours and 2.4 gigabytes of memory. Just computing pairwise Jukes-Cantor distances and storing them, without inferring a tree or bootstrapping, would require 17 hours and 50 gigabytes of memory. In simulations, FastTree was slightly more accurate than neighbor joining, BIONJ, or FastME; on genuine alignments, FastTree's topologies had higher likelihoods. FastTree is available at http://microbesonline.org/fasttree.

N. Price, Morgan; S. Dehal, Paramvir; P. Arkin, Adam

2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The distance and neutral environment of the massive stellar cluster Westerlund 1  

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The goal of this study is to determine a distance to Westerlund 1 independent of the characteristics of the stellar population and to study its neutral environment, using observations of atomic hydrogen. The HI observations are taken from the Southern Galactic Plane Survey to study HI absorption in the direction of the HII region created by the members of Westerlund 1 and to investigate its environment as observed in the HI line emission. A Galactic rotation curve was derived using the recently revised values for the Galactic centre distance of $R_\\odot = 7.6$ kpc, and the velocity of the Sun around the Galactic centre of $\\Theta_\\odot = 214$ km s$^{-1}$. The newly determined rotation model leads us to derive a distance of $3.9\\pm 0.7$ kpc to Westerlund 1, consistent with a location in the Scutum-Crux Arm. Included in this estimate is a very careful investigation of possible sources of error for the Galactic rotation curve. We also report on small expanding HI features around the cluster with a maximum dynamic age of 600,000 years and a larger bubble which has a minimum dynamic age of 2.5 million years. Additionally we re-calculated the kinematic distances to nearby HII regions and supernova remnants based on our new Galaxic rotation curve. We propose that in the early stages of the development of Wd 1 a large interstellar bubble of diameter about 50 pc was created by the cluster members. This bubble has a dynamic age similar to the age of the cluster. Small expanding bubbles, with dynamical ages $\\sim 0.6$ Myr are found around Wd 1, which we suggest consist of recombined material lost by cluster members through their winds.

R. Kothes; S. M. Dougherty

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-distance entanglement in many-body atomic and optical systems  

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We discuss the phenomenon of long-distance entanglement in the ground state of quantum spin models, its use in high-fidelity and robust quantum communication, and its realization in many-body systems of ultracold atoms in optical lattices and in arrays of coupled optical cavities. We investigate different patterns of site-dependent interaction couplings, singling out two general settings: Patterns that allow for perfect long-distance entanglement (LDE) in the ground state of the system, namely such that the end-to-end entanglement remains finite in the thermodynamic limit, and patterns of quasi long-distance entanglement (QLDE) in the ground state of the system, namely, such such that the end-to-end entanglement vanishes with a very slow power-law decay as the length of the spin chain is increased. We discuss physical realizations of these models in ensembles of ultracold bosonic atoms loaded in optical lattices. We show how, using either suitably engineered super-lattice structures or exploiting the presence of edge impurities in lattices with single periodicity, it is possible to realize models endowed with nonvanishing LDE or QLDE. We then study how to realize models that optimize the robustness of QLDE at finite temperature and in the presence of imperfections using suitably engineered arrays of coupled optical cavities. We finally introduce LDE-based schemes of long-distance quantum teleportation in linear arrays of coupled cavities and show that they allow for high-fidelity and high success rates even at moderately high temperatures.

Salvatore M. Giampaolo; Fabrizio Illuminati

2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution of the distance between opposite nodes of random polygons with a fixed knot  

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We examine numerically the distribution function $f_K(r)$ of distance $r$ between opposite polygonal nodes for random polygons of $N$ nodes with a fixed knot type $K$. Here we consider three knots such as $\\emptyset$, $3_1$ and $3_1 \\sharp 3_1$. In a wide range of $r$, the shape of $f_K(r)$ is well fitted by the scaling form of self-avoiding walks. The fit yields the Gaussian exponents $\

Akihisa Yao; Hiroshi Tsukahara; Tetsuo Deguchi; Takeo Inami

2004-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

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THE MEGAMASER COSMOLOGY PROJECT. V. AN ANGULAR-DIAMETER DISTANCE TO NGC 6264 AT 140 Mpc  

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We present the direct measurement of the Hubble constant, yielding the direct measurement of the angular-diameter distance to NGC 6264 using the H{sub 2}O megamaser technique. Our measurement is based on sensitive observations of the circumnuclear megamaser disk from four observations with the Very Long Baseline Array, the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), and the Effelsberg telescope. We also monitored the maser spectral profile for 2.3 years using the GBT to measure accelerations of maser lines by tracking their line-of-sight velocities as they change with time. The measured accelerations suggest that the systemic maser spots have a significantly wider radial distribution than in the archetypal megamaser in NGC 4258. We model the maser emission as arising from a circumnuclear disk with orbits dominated by the central black hole. The best fit of the data gives a Hubble constant of H{sub 0} = 68 {+-} 9 km s{sup -1} Mpc{sup -1}, which corresponds to an angular-diameter distance of 144 {+-} 19 Mpc. In addition, the fit also gives a mass of the central black hole of (3.09 {+-} 0.42) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 7} M{sub Sun }. The result demonstrates the feasibility of measuring distances to galaxies located well into the Hubble flow by using circumnuclear megamaser disks.

Kuo, C. Y. [Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, P.O. Box 23-141, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Braatz, J. A.; Lo, K. Y.; Condon, J. J.; Impellizzeri, C. M. V. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Reid, M. J. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Henkel, C. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, D-53121 Bonn (Germany)

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Shedding Some Light on RFID Distance Bounding Protocols and Terrorist Attacks  

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During the last years, researchers have focused on designing secure and efficient RFID authentication protocols. The vast majority of these protocols assume proximity between readers and tags due to the limited range of the radio channel. However, in real scenarios, an intruder can be located between the prover (tag) and the verifier (reader) and trick the latter into thinking that the prover is in close proximity. This attack is globally known as a relay attack, a kind that includes others such as distance fraud, mafia fraud and terrorist attacks. Distance bounding protocols represent a promising countermeasure to hinder relay attacks. Several protocols have been proposed in the last years, but vulnerabilities of major or minor relevance have been identified in all of them. In 2008, Kim et al. [10] proposed a new distance bounding protocol with the objective of being the best one in terms of security, privacy, tag computational overhead and fault tolerance - as claimed by their authors. The study of this rec...

Peris-Lopez, Pedro; Tapiador, J M E; van der Lubbe, Jan C A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shedding Light on RFID Distance Bounding Protocols and Terrorist Fraud Attacks  

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The vast majority of RFID authentication protocols assume the proximity between readers and tags due to the limited range of the radio channel. However, in real scenarios an intruder can be located between the prover (tag) and the verifier (reader) and trick this last one into thinking that the prover is in close proximity. This attack is generally known as a relay attack in which scope distance fraud, mafia fraud and terrorist attacks are included. Distance bounding protocols represent a promising countermeasure to hinder relay attacks. Several protocols have been proposed during the last years but vulnerabilities of major or minor relevance have been identified in most of them. In 2008, Kim et al. [18] proposed a new distance bounding protocol with the objective of being the best in terms of security, privacy, tag computational overhead and fault tolerance. In this paper, we analyze this protocol and we present a passive full disclosure attack, which allows an adversary to discover the long-term secret key of the tag. The presented attack is very relevant, since no security objectives are met in Kim et al.s protocol. Then, design guidelines are introduced with the aim of facilitating protocol designers the stimulating task of designing secure and efficient schemes against relay attacks. Finally a new protocol, named Hitomi and inspired by [18], is designed conforming the guidelines proposed previously.

Pedro Peris-lopez; Julio C. Hern; Aikaterini Mitrokotsa; Juan M. E. Tapiador

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-distance entanglement and quantum teleportation in XX spin chains  

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Isotropic XX models of one-dimensional spin-1/2 chains are investigated with the aim to elucidate the formal structure and the physical properties that allow these systems to act as channels for long-distance, high-fidelity quantum teleportation. We introduce two types of models: I) open, dimerized XX chains, and II) open XX chains with small end bonds. For both models we obtain the exact expressions for the end-to-end correlations and the scaling of the energy gap with the length of the chain. We determine the end-to-end concurrence and show that model I) supports true long-distance entanglement at zero temperature, while model II) supports {\\it ``quasi long-distance''} entanglement that slowly falls off with the size of the chain. Due to the different scalings of the gaps, respectively exponential for model I) and algebraic in model II), we demonstrate that the latter allows for efficient qubit teleportation with high fidelity in sufficiently long chains even at moderately low temperatures.

Venuti, L Campos; Illuminati, F; Zanardi, P

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Line-Based Object Recognition using Hausdorff Distance: From Range Images to Molecular Secondary Structure  

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Object recognition algorithms are fundamental tools in automatic matching of geometric shapes within a background scene. Many approaches have been proposed in the past to solve the object recognition problem. Two of the key aspects that distinguish them in terms of their practical usability are: (i) the type of input model description and (ii) the comparison criteria used. In this paper we introduce a novel scheme for 3D object recognition based on line segment representation of the input shapes and comparison using the Hausdor distance. This choice of model representation provides the flexibility to apply the scheme in different application areas. We define several variants of the Hausdor distance to compare the models within the framework of well defined metric spaces. We present a matching algorithm that efficiently finds a pattern in a 3D scene. The algorithm approximates a minimization procedure of the Hausdor distance. The output error due to the approximation is guaranteed to be within a known constant bound. Practical results are presented for two classes of objects: (i) polyhedral shapes extracted from segmented range images and (ii) secondary structures of large molecules. In both cases the use of our approximate algorithm allows to match correctly the pattern in the background while achieving the efficiency necessary for practical use of the scheme. In particular the performance is improved substantially with minor degradation of the quality of the matching.

Guerra, C; Pascucci, V

2004-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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SLOPE STABILITY EVALUATION AND EQUIPMENT SETBACK DISTANCES FOR BURIAL GROUND EXCAVATIONS  

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After 1970 Transuranic (TRU) and suspect TRU waste was buried in the ground with the intention that at some later date the waste would be retrieved and processed into a configuration for long term storage. To retrieve this waste the soil must be removed (excavated). Sloping the bank of the excavation is the method used to keep the excavation from collapsing and to provide protection for workers retrieving the waste. The purpose of this paper is to document the minimum distance (setback) that equipment must stay from the edge of the excavation to maintain a stable slope. This evaluation examines the equipment setback distance by dividing the equipment into two categories, (1) equipment used for excavation and (2) equipment used for retrieval. The section on excavation equipment will also discuss techniques used for excavation including the process of benching. Calculations 122633-C-004, 'Slope Stability Analysis' (Attachment A), and 300013-C-001, 'Crane Stability Analysis' (Attachment B), have been prepared to support this evaluation. As shown in the calculations the soil has the following properties: Unit weight 110 pounds per cubic foot; and Friction Angle (natural angle of repose) 38{sup o} or 1.28 horizontal to 1 vertical. Setback distances are measured from the top edge of the slope to the wheels/tracks of the vehicles and heavy equipment being utilized. The computer program utilized in the calculation uses the center of the wheel or track load for the analysis and this difference is accounted for in this evaluation.

MCSHANE DS

2010-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-distance entanglement and quantum teleportation in XX spin chains  

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Isotropic XX models of one-dimensional spin-1/2 chains are investigated with the aim to elucidate the formal structure and the physical properties that allow these systems to act as channels for long-distance, high-fidelity quantum teleportation. We introduce two types of models: I) open, dimerized XX chains, and II) open XX chains with small end bonds. For both models we obtain the exact expressions for the end-to-end correlations and the scaling of the energy gap with the length of the chain. We determine the end-to-end concurrence and show that model I) supports true long-distance entanglement at zero temperature, while model II) supports {\\it ``quasi long-distance''} entanglement that slowly falls off with the size of the chain. Due to the different scalings of the gaps, respectively exponential for model I) and algebraic in model II), we demonstrate that the latter allows for efficient qubit teleportation with high fidelity in sufficiently long chains even at moderately low temperatures.

L. Campos Venuti; S. M. Giampaolo; F. Illuminati; P. Zanardi

2007-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-distance entanglement and quantum teleportation in XX spin chains  

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Isotropic XX models of one-dimensional spin-1/2 chains are investigated with the aim to elucidate the formal structure and the physical properties that allow these systems to act as channels for long-distance, high-fidelity quantum teleportation. We introduce two types of models: (i) open, dimerized XX chains, and (ii) open XX chains with small end bonds. For both models we obtain the exact expressions for the end-to-end correlations and the scaling of the energy gap with the length of the chain. We determine the end-to-end concurrence and show that model (i) supports true long-distance entanglement at zero temperature, while model (ii) supports 'quasi-long-distance' entanglement that slowly falls off with the size of the chain. Due to the different scalings of the gaps, respectively exponential for model (i) and algebraic in model (ii), we demonstrate that the latter allows for efficient qubit teleportation with high fidelity in sufficiently long chains even at moderately low temperatures.

Campos Venuti, L. [ISI Foundation for Scientific Interchange, Villa Gualino, Viale Settimio Severo 65, I-10133 Turin (Italy); Giampaolo, S. M. [Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Via Ponte don Melillo, I-84084 Fisciano (Italy); CNR-INFM Coherentia, Napoli (Italy); CNISM Unita di Salerno and INFN Sezione di Napoli, Gruppo collegato di Salerno, Baronissi (Italy); Illuminati, F. [Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Universita degli Studi di Salerno, Via Ponte don Melillo, I-84084 Fisciano (Italy); CNR-INFM Coherentia, Napoli (Italy); CNISM Unita di Salerno and INFN Sezione di Napoli, Gruppo collegato di Salerno, Baronissi (Italy); ISI Foundation for Scientific Interchange, Villa Gualino, Viale Settimio Severo 65, I-10133 Turin (Italy); Zanardi, P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-0484 (United States); ISI Foundation for Scientific Interchange, Villa Gualino, Viale Settimio Severo 65, I-10133 Turin (Italy)

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

460

CourseVis: A graphical student monitoring tool for supporting instructors in web-based distance courses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents CourseVis, a system that takes a novel approach of using Web log data generated by course management systems (CMSs) to help instructors become aware of what is happening in distance learning classes. Specifically, techniques from ... Keywords: Information visualization, Student tracking, Web-based distance education

Riccardo Mazza; Vania Dimitrova

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some comments on goodness-of-fit tests for the parametric form of the copula based on L2-distances  

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In a recent paper Fermanian (2005) [9] studied a goodness-of-fit test for the parametric form of a copula, which is based on an L^2-distance between a parametric and a nonparametric estimate of the copula density. In the present paper we investigate ... Keywords: 62G, 62P, Copula, Goodness-of-fit tests, L2-distance, Parametric bootstrap

Axel Bcher; Holger Dette

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Correction of distance-dependent blurring in projection data for fully three-dimensional electron microscopic reconstruction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a method of correction for distance-dependent blurring, which is one of the limiting factors to achieving higher resolution in 3D reconstructions of biological specimens from 2D projections obtained by an electron microscope. Our proposed ... Keywords: contrast transfer function, distance-dependent blurring, electron microscopy, stationary phase

Joanna Klukowska; Gabor T. Herman; Ivan G. Kazantsev

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Cost effective solar hot water system for Econo-Travel Motor Hotel located at Bluefield, West Virginia. Final report  

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The final report of a cost effective solar hot water heating system installed on the Econo-Travel Motor Hotel at 3400 Cumberland Road, Bluefield, West Virginia. The description of the system along with the final breakdown performance data and payback time are given. The payback time for the installed system will be approximately five (5) years instead of the 7.73 years estimated for the proposal. The additional savings is due to the reduction in the peak demand charge since the electric hot water heaters are not required to operate at the same time each morning as the dryers used for the laundry. The success of the system will be determined by the reduction in the utility cost and reduced use of our fossil fuels. The results shown in the hotel's monthly electricity bills indicate that this goal has been accomplished.

1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Cost effective solar hot water system for Econo-Travel Motor Hotel located at Richmond, Virginia. Final report  

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The final report is presented of a cost effective solar hot water heating system installed on the Econo-Travel Motor Hotel at 5408 Williamsburg Road, Richmond, Virginia. The description of the system is given along with the final cost breakdown, expected performance data and expected payback time for the installed system is estimated to be approximately five (5) years instead of the 6.65 years estimated for the proposal. The additional savings is due to the reduction in the peak demand charge since the electric hot water heaters are not required to operate at the same time each morning as the dryers used for the laundry. The success of the system will be determined by the reduction in the utility cost and reduced use of our fossil fuels. The results shown in the hotel's monthly electricity bills indicate that this goal has been accomplished.

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Enhanced term of order $G^3$ in the light travel time: discussion for some solar system experiments  

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It is generally believed that knowing the light travel time up to the post-post-Minkowskian level (terms in $G^2$) is sufficient for modelling the most accurate experiments designed to test general relativity in a foreseeable future. However, we have recently brought a rigorous justification of the existence of an enhanced term of order $G^3$ which becomes larger than some first-order contributions like the gravitomagnetic effect due to the rotation of the Sun or the solar quadrupole moment for light rays almost grazing the solar surface. We show that this enhanced term must be taken into account in solar system experiments aiming to reach an accuracy less than $10^{-7}$ in measuring the post-Newtonian parameter $\\gamma$.

Pierre Teyssandier; Bernard Linet

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

466

Cost effective solar hot water system for Econo-Travel Motor Hotel located at Woodbrdge, VA. Final report  

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The final report of a cost effective solar hot water heating system installed on the Econo-Travel Motor Hotel at 13317 Gordon Boulevard, Woodbridge, Virginia is given. The description of the system along with the final breakdown, performance data and payback time are given. The payback time for the installed system will be approximately four (4) years instead of the 7.2 years estimated for the proposal. The additional savings is due to the reduction in the peak demand charge since the electric hot water heaters are not required to operate at the same time each morning as the dryers used for the laundry. As called for in the proposal to DOE, the success of the system will be determined by the reduction in the utility cost and reduced use of our fossil fuels. The results shown in the hotel's monthly electricity bills indicate that this goal has been accomplished.

1978-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Cost effective solar hot water system for Econo-Travel Motor Hotel located at Bluefield, West Virginia. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The final report of a cost effective solar hot water heating system installed on the Econo-Travel Motor Hotel at 3400 Cumberland Road, Bluefield, West Virginia. The description of the system along with the final breakdown performance data and payback time are given. The payback time for the installed system will be approximately five (5) years instead of the 7.73 years estimated for the proposal. The additional savings is due to the reduction in the peak demand charge since the electric hot water heaters are not required to operate at the same time each morning as the dryers used for the laundry. The success of the system will be determined by the reduction in the utility cost and reduced use of our fossil fuels. The results shown in the hotel's monthly electricity bills indicate that this goal has been accomplished.

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1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Cost effective solar hot water system for Econo-Travel Motor Hotel located at Richmond, Virginia. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The final report is presented of a cost effective solar hot water heating system installed on the Econo-Travel Motor Hotel at 5408 Williamsburg Road, Richmond, Virginia. The description of the system is given along with the final cost breakdown, expected performance data and expected payback time for the installed system is estimated to be approximately five (5) years instead of the 6.65 years estimated for the proposal. The additional savings is due to the reduction in the peak demand charge since the electric hot water heaters are not required to operate at the same time each morning as the dryers used for the laundry. The success of the system will be determined by the reduction in the utility cost and reduced use of our fossil fuels. The results shown in the hotel's monthly electricity bills indicate that this goal has been accomplished.

Not Available

1979-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Marker ReDistancing/Level Set Method for High-Fidelity Implicit Interface Tracking  

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A hybrid of the Front-Tracking (FT) and the Level-Set (LS) methods is introduced, combining advantages and removing drawbacks of both methods. The kinematics of the interface is treated in a Lagrangian (FT) manner, by tracking markers placed at the interface. The markers are not connected instead, the interface topology is resolved in an Eulerian (LS) framework, by wrapping a signed distance function around Lagrangian markers each time the markers move. For accuracy and efficiency, we have developed a high-order anchoring algorithm and an implicit PDE-based re-distancing. We have demonstrated that the method is 3rd-order accurate in space, near the markers, and therefore 1st-order convergent in curvature; in contrast to traditional PDE-based re-initialization algorithms, which tend to slightly relocate the zero Level Set and can be shown to be non-convergent in curvature. The implicit pseudo-time discretization of the re-distancing equation is implemented within the Jacobian-Free Newton Krylov (JFNK) framework combined with ILU(k) preconditioning. We have demonstrated that the steady-state solutions in pseudo-time can be achieved very efficiently, with iterations (CFL ), in contrast to the explicit re-distancing which requires 100s of iterations with CFL . The most cost-effective algorithm is found to be a hybrid of explicit and implicit discretizations, in which we apply first 10-15 iterations with explicit discretization (to bring the initial guess to the ball of convergence for the Newtons method) and then finishing with 2-3 implicit steps, bringing the re-distancing equation to a complete steady-state. The eigenscopy of the JFNK-ILU(k) demonstrates the efficiency of the ILU(k) preconditioner, which effectively cluster eigenvalues of the otherwise extremely ill-conditioned Jacobian matrices, thereby enabling the Krylov (GMRES) method to converge with iterations, with only a few levels of ILU fill-ins. Importantly, due to the Level Set localization, the bandwidth of the Jacobian matrix is nearly constant, and the ILU preconditioning scales as , which implies efficiency and good scalability of the overall algorithm. The numerical examples include the well-established tests for interface kinematics under translational, rotational and tearing/stretching motion. We have shown that the mass conservation is not an issue anymore, as demonstrated using the Rider&Kothes time-reversed tests with extreme deformation. We are able to stretch interface structures to the under-resolved/subgrid (on the chosen Eulerian mesh) scales, and recover them back without any change in shape/loss of mass.

Robert Nourgaliev; Samet Kadioglu; Vincent Mousseau; Dana Knoll

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relocation Travel FAQs Travel/Moving FAQs  

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department? Portions of the relocation reimbursement are considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Those expenses require that tax be withheld from the...

471

HUMAN BRAIN IMAGING AT 9.4 TESLA USING A COMBINATION OF TRAVELING WAVE EXCITATION WITH A 15-CHANNEL RECEIVE-ONLY ARRAY  

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HUMAN BRAIN IMAGING AT 9.4 TESLA USING A COMBINATION OF TRAVELING WAVE EXCITATION WITH A 15-CHANNEL is a successful setup for routine human brain imaging at 7 Tesla. For reception, the use of multiple surface coils multichannel transmit coils. At 9.4 Tesla, however, the even shorter RF wavelength in tissue causes the B1

472

New method for determining the light travel time in static, spherically symmetric spacetimes. Calculation of the terms of order G^3  

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A new iterative method for calculating the travel time of a photon as a function of the spatial positions of the emitter and the receiver in the field of a static, spherically symmetric body is presented. The components of the metric are assumed to be expressible in power series in m/r, with m being half the Schwarzschild radius of the central body and r a radial coordinate. The procedure exclusively works for a light ray which may be described as a perturbation in powers of G of a Minkowskian null geodesic, with G being the Newtonian gravitational constant. It is shown that the expansion of the travel time of a photon along such a ray only involves elementary integrals whatever the order of approximation. An expansion of the impact parameter in power series of G is also obtained. The method is applied to explicitly calculate the perturbation expansions of the light travel time and the impact parameter up to the third order. The full expressions yielding the terms of order G^3 are new. The expression of the travel time confirms the exstence of a third-order enhanced term when the emitter and the receiver are in conjunction relative to the central body. This term is shown to be necessary for determining the post-Newtonian parameter $\\gamma$ at a level of accuracy of 10^-8 with light rays grazing the Sun.

Bernard Linet; Pierre Teyssandier

2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

473

Simulation and optimization of the pre-hospital care system of the National University of Mexico using travelling salesman problem algorithms  

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A hybrid methodology was developed in this project, using optimization and simulation techniques to analyze efficiency in a pre-hospital healthcare system offered by Emergency Medical Technicians (TUMs) or paramedics. This healthcare is offered in the ... Keywords: optimization, prehospital service, shorthest route, travelling salesman problem

Esther Segura Prez; Luis Altamirano Yepez; Idalia Flores de la Mota

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Bremsstrahlung versus Monoenergetic Photon Dose and Photonuclear Stimulation Comparisons At Long Standoff Distances  

SciTech Connect

Energetic photon sources with energies greater than 6 MeV continue to be recognized as viable source for various types of inspection applications, especially those related to nuclear and/or explosive material detection. These energetic photons can be produced as a continuum of energies (i.e., bremsstrahlung distribution) or as a set of one or more discrete photon energies (i.e., monoenergetic distribution). This paper will provide a follow-on extension of the photon dose comparison presented at the 9th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques (June 2008). The latter paper showed the comparative advantages and disadvantages of the photon doses provided by these two energetic interrogation sources and highlighted the higher energy advantage of the bremsstrahlung source, especially at long standoff distances (i.e., distance from source to the inspected object). Specifically, this paper will pursue this higher energy photon inspection advantage (up to 100 MeV) by providing dose and stimulated photonuclear interaction predictions for air and an infinitely dilute interrogated material (used for comparative interaction rate assessments since it excludes material self-shielding) as the interrogation object positioned forward on the inspection beam axis at increasing standoff distances. In addition to the direct energetic photon-induced stimulation, the predictions will identify the importance of any secondary downscattered/attenuated source-term effects arising from the photon transport in the intervening atmosphere. *Supported in part by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho Operations Office under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517.

J. L. Jones; J.W. Sterbentz; W.Y. Yoon

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Shedding Some Light on RFID Distance Bounding Protocols and Terrorist Attacks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

During the last years, researchers have focused on designing secure and efficient RFID authentication protocols. The vast majority of these protocols assume proximity between readers and tags due to the limited range of the radio channel. However, in real scenarios, an intruder can be located between the prover (tag) and the verifier (reader) and trick the latter into thinking that the prover is in close proximity. This attack is globally known as a relay attack, a kind that includes others such as distance fraud, mafia fraud and terrorist attacks. Distance bounding protocols represent a promising countermeasure to hinder relay attacks. Several protocols have been proposed in the last years, but vulnerabilities of major or minor relevance have been identified in all of them. In 2008, Kim et al. [10] proposed a new distance bounding protocol with the objective of being the best one in terms of security, privacy, tag computational overhead and fault tolerance- as claimed by their authors. The study of this recent protocol is the main subject of this paper. We present a passive full disclosure attack which allows an adversary-listening the public messages exchanged on the channel- to discover the long-term secret key of the tag. The presented attack is very relevant as it implies that none of the protocol security objectives are guaranteed. Additionally, we also show that the probability of a successful mafia fraud attack against the Reid et al. protocol [16] is bounded by (3/4) n and not by (7/8) n as Piramuthu states in [15].

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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions of Protons in Host Metals at Picometre Distance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A review is given for the explanation of the measurements of Miley et al. of a fully reproducible generation of nuclei of the whole periodic table by protons in host metals during a several-weeks reaction. Similar low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) were observed by other groups. The fact that the heavy nuclides are not due to pollution can be seen from the fact that such very rare elements as thulium and terbium were detected by unique K-shell X-ray spectra. The nuclear reaction energy goes into the heavy nuclei as measured from much bigger traces in CR39 than from alphas. The fact that any reaction of the protons results in stable daughter nuclei is confirmed by the fact that the highest energy gain is resulting with stable reaction products. This has been explained in Ref. 2, and the energy gain for the heavy element generation by a compound reaction was discussed. The explanation is based on the model of the authors from 1989 to assume free motion of the protons contrary to localized crystalline states. A relation of the reaction time U on distance d of the reacting nuclei by a power law with an exponent 34.8 was derived. Based on few reproducible D-D reactions, a reaction time near the range of megaseconds and a reaction distance of nanometers was concluded. A splendid confirmation of the picometre-megasecond reactions was achieved by Li et al. from his direct quantum mechanical calculations of the hot fusion D-T reactions based on a one-step selective resonance tunneling model. Li et al. were able for the first time to derive the cross sections of the hot fusion. Li's application to picometre distance showed megasecond reaction times with no neutron or gamma emission. Because of the imaginary part in the Schroedinger potential, the problem of the level width is reduced by damping.

Heinrich Hora; George H. Miley; Jak C. Kelly

2000-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

477

A Comparison of Four Indices for Combining Distance and Dose Differences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: When one is comparing two dose distributions, a number of methods have been published to combine dose difference and distance to agreement into a single measure. Some have been defined as pass/fail indices and some as numeric indices. We show that the pass/fail indices can all be used to derive numeric indices, and we compare the results of using these indices to evaluate one-dimensional (1D) and three-dimensional (3D) dose distributions, with the aim of selecting the most appropriate index for use in different circumstances. Methods and Materials: The indices compared are the gamma index, the kappa index, the index in International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements Report 83, and a box index. Comparisons are made for 1D and 3D distributions. The 1D distribution is chosen to have a variety of dose gradients. The 3D distribution is taken from a clinical treatment plan. The effect of offsetting distributions by known distances and doses is studied. Results: The International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements Report 83 index causes large discontinuities unless the dose gradient cutoff is set to equal the ratio of the dose tolerance to the distance tolerance. If it is so set, it returns identical results to the kappa index. Where the gradient is very high or very low, all the indices studied in this article give similar results for the same tolerance values. For moderate gradients, they differ, with the box index being the least strict, followed by the gamma index, and with the kappa index being the most strict. Conclusions: If the clinical tolerances are much greater than the uncertainties of the measuring system, the kappa index should be used, with tolerance values determined by the clinical tolerances. In cases where the uncertainties of the measuring system dominate, the box index will be best able to determine errors in the delivery system.

Thomas, Simon J., E-mail: simon.thomas@addenbrookes.nhs.uk [Department of Medical Physics, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Cowley, Ian R. [Department of Medical Physics, Harley Street Clinic, London (United Kingdom)

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

The design, construction, and operation of long-distance high-voltage electricity transmission technologies.  

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This report focuses on transmission lines, which operate at voltages of 115 kV and higher. Currently, the highest voltage lines comprising the North American power grid are at 765 kV. The grid is the network of transmission lines that interconnect most large power plants on the North American continent. One transmission line at this high voltage was built near Chicago as part of the interconnection for three large nuclear power plants southwest of the city. Lines at this voltage also serve markets in New York and New England, also very high demand regions. The large power transfers along the West Coast are generally at 230 or 500 kV. Just as there are practical limits to centralization of power production, there are practical limits to increasing line voltage. As voltage increases, the height of the supporting towers, the size of the insulators, the distance between conductors on a tower, and even the width of the right-of-way (ROW) required increase. These design features safely isolate the electric power, which has an increasing tendency to arc to ground as the voltage (or electrical potential) increases. In addition, very high voltages (345 kV and above) are subject to corona losses. These losses are a result of ionization of the atmosphere, and can amount to several megawatts of wasted power. Furthermore, they are a local nuisance to radio transmission and can produce a noticeable hum. Centralized power production has advantages of economies of scale and special resource availability (for instance, hydro resources), but centralized power requires long-distance transfers of power both to reach customers and to provide interconnections for reliability. Long distances are most economically served at high voltages, which require large-scale equipment and impose a substantial footprint on the corridors through which power passes. The most visible components of the transmission system are the conductors that provide paths for the power and the towers that keep these conductors at a safe distance from each other and from the ground and the natural and built environment. Common elements that are generally less visible (or at least more easily overlooked) include the maintained ROW along the path of the towers, access roads needed for maintenance, and staging areas used for initial construction that may be restored after construction is complete. Also visible but less common elements along the corridor may include switching stations or substations, where lines of similar or different voltages meet to transfer power.

Molburg, J. C.; Kavicky, J. A.; Picel, K. C.

2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

479

Ultra-large distance modification of gravity from Lorentz symmetry breaking at the Planck scale  

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We present an extension of the Randall--Sundrum model in which, due to spontaneous Lorentz symmetry breaking, graviton mixes with bulk vector fields and becomes quasilocalized. The masses of KK modes comprising the four-dimensional graviton are naturally exponentially small. This allows to push the Lorentz breaking scale to as high as a few tenth of the Planck mass. The model does not contain ghosts or tachyons and does not exhibit the van Dam--Veltman--Zakharov discontinuity. The gravitational attraction between static point masses becomes gradually weaker with increasing of separation and gets replaced by repulsion (antigravity) at exponentially large distances.

D. S. Gorbunov; S. M. Sibiryakov

2005-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

480

Transmitting signals over interstellar distances: Three approaches compared in the context of the Drake equation  

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I compare three methods for transmitting signals over interstellar distances: radio transmitters, lasers and artificial transits. The quantitative comparison is based on physical quantities depending on energy cost and transmitting time L, the last parameter in the Drake equation. With our assumptions, radio transmitters are the most energy-effective, while macro-engineered planetary-sized objects producing artificial transits seem effective on the long term to transmit an attention-getting signal for a time that might be much longer than the lifetime of the civilization that produced the artifact.

Arnold, Luc

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Geneva-Copenhagen Survey of the Solar neighbourhood III. Improved distances, ages, and kinematics  

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Ages, chemical compositions, velocity vectors, and Galactic orbits for stars in the solar neighbourhood are fundamental test data for models of Galactic evolution. We aim to improve the accuracy of the Geneva-Copenhagen Survey data by implementing the recent revision of the Hipparcos parallaxes. The new parallaxes yield improved astrometric distances for 12,506 stars in the GCS. We also check the GCS II scales of T_eff and [Fe/H] and find no need for change. Introducing the new distances, we recompute M_V for 16,086 stars, and U, V, W, and Galactic orbital parameters for the 13,520 stars that also have radial-velocity measurements. We also recompute stellar ages from the Padova stellar evolution models used in GCS I-II, using the new values of M_V, and compare them with ages from the Yale-Yonsei and Victoria-Regina models. Finally, we compare the observed age-velocity relation in W with three simulated disk heating scenarios to show the potential of the data. With these revisions, the basic data for the GCS stars should now be as reliable as is possible with existing techniques. Further improvement must await consolidation of the T_eff scale from angular diameters and fluxes, and the Gaia trigonometric parallaxes. We discuss the conditions for improving computed stellar ages from new input data, and for distinguishing different disk heating scenarios from data sets of the size and precision of the GCS.

J. Holmberg; B. Nordstrm; J. Andersen

2008-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

482

Dynamic Rotor Deformation and Vibration Monitoring Using a Non-Incremental Laser Doppler Distance Sensor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monitoring rotor deformations and vibrations dynamically is an important task for improving the safety and the lifetime as well as the energy efficiency of motors and turbo machines. However, due to the high rotor speed encountered in particular at turbo machines, this requires concurrently a high measurement rate and high accuracy, which can not be fulfilled by most commercially available sensors. To solve this problem, we developed a non-incremental laser Doppler distance sensor (LDDS), which is able to measure simultaneously the in-plane velocity and the out-of-plane position of moving rough solid objects with micrometer precision. In addition, this sensor concurrently offers a high temporal resolution in the microsecond range, because its position uncertainty is in principle independent of the object velocity in contrast to conventional distance sensors, which is a unique feature of the LDDS. Consequently, this novel sensor enables precise and dynamic in-process deformation and vibration measurements on rotating objects, such as turbo machine rotors, even at very high speed. In order to evidence the capability of the LDDS, measurements of rotor deformations (radial expansion), vibrations and wobbling motions are presented at up to 50,000 rpm rotor speed.

Pfister, Thorsten; Guenther, Philipp; Dreier, Florian; Czarske, Juergen [Technische Universitaet Dresden, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Laboratory for Measurement and Testing Techniques, Helmholtzstrasse 18, D-01062 Dresden (Germany)

2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

483

Extending the redshift-distance relation in Cosmological General Relativity to higher redshifts  

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The redshift-distance modulus relation, the Hubble Diagram, derived from Cosmological General Relativity has been extended to arbitrarily large redshifts. Numerical methods were employed and a density function was found that results in a valid solution of the field equations at all redshifts. The extension has been compared to 302 type Ia supernova data as well as to 69 Gamma-ray burst data. The latter however do not not truly represent a `standard candle' as the derived distance modulii are not independent of the cosmology used. Nevertheless the analysis shows a good fit can be achieved without the need to assume the existence of dark matter. The Carmelian theory is also shown to describe a universe that is always spatially flat. This results from the underlying assumption of the energy density of a cosmological constant $\\Omega_{\\Lambda} = 1$, the result of vacuum energy. The curvature of the universe is described by a \\textit{spacevelocity} metric where the energy content of the curvature at any epoch is $\\Omega_K = \\Omega_{\\Lambda} - \\Omega = 1-\\Omega$, where $\\Omega$ is the matter density of the universe. Hence the total density is always $\\Omega_K + \\Omega = 1$

John G. Hartnett

2007-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

484

A PARALLAX DISTANCE AND MASS ESTIMATE FOR THE TRANSITIONAL MILLISECOND PULSAR SYSTEM J1023+0038  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The recently discovered transitional millisecond pulsar system J1023+0038 exposes a crucial evolutionary phase of recycled neutron stars for multiwavelength study. The system, comprising the neutron star itself, its stellar companion, and the surrounding medium, is visible across the electromagnetic spectrum from the radio to X-ray/gamma-ray regimes and offers insight into the recycling phase of millisecond pulsar evolution. Here, we report on multiple-epoch astrometric observations with the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) which give a system parallax of 0.731 {+-} 0.022 milliarcseconds (mas) and a proper motion of 17.98 {+-} 0.05 mas yr{sup -1}. By combining our results with previous optical observations, we are able to use the parallax distance of 1368{sup +42}{sub -{sub 39}} pc to estimate the mass of the pulsar to be 1.71 {+-} 0.16 M{sub Sun }, and we are also able to measure the three-dimensional space velocity of the system to be 126 {+-} 5 km s{sup -1}. Despite the precise nature of the VLBA measurements, the remaining {approx}3% distance uncertainty dominates the 0.16 M{sub Sun} error on our mass estimate.

Deller, A. T. [Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), 7990-AA Dwingeloo (Netherlands); Archibald, A. M.; Kaspi, V. M. [Department of Physics, McGill University, 3600 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2T8 (Canada); Brisken, W. F. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Chatterjee, S. [Astronomy Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States); Janssen, G. H.; Lyne, A. G.; Stappers, B. [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Lorimer, D.; McLaughlin, M. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 (United States); Ransom, S. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Stairs, I. H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 (Canada)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

485

Clinical Study Anterior Lumbar Interbody Implants: Importance of the Interdevice Distance  

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Copyright 2011 Brian R. Subach et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Object. The implantation of interbody fusion cages allows for the restoration of disc height and the enlargement of the neuroforaminal space. The purpose of this study was to compare the extent of subsidence occurring after conventional cage placement compared to a novel wider cage placement technique. Methods. This study is a retrospective evaluation of radiographs of patients who underwent stand-alone single level anterior lumbar interbody fusion with lordotic titanium cages and rhBMP-2. Fifty-three patients were evaluated: 39 patients had wide cage placement (6 mm interdevice distance) and 14 had narrow cage placement (2 mm interdevice distance). Anterior and posterior intervertebral disc space heights were measured post-operatively and at follow-up imaging. Results. The decrease in anterior intervertebral disc space height was 2.05 mm versus 3.92 mm (P subsidence greater than 2 mm was 41.0 % in the wide cage patients and 85.7 % for the narrow cage patients (P subsidence while allowing for a greater exposed surface area for interbody fusion. 1.

Brian R. Subach; Anne G. Copay; Marcus M. Martin; Thomas C. Schuler

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE DYNAMICAL DISTANCE, RR LYRAE ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE, AND AGE OF THE GLOBULAR CLUSTER NGC 6266  

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The internal proper motion dispersion of NGC 6266 was measured using Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 images with an epoch difference of eight years. The dispersion was found to be 0.041 {+-} 0.001 arcsec century{sup -1}. This value was then equated to the cluster's radial velocity dispersion of 13.7 {+-} 1.1 km s{sup -1} to yield a distance to NGC 6266 of 7054 {+-} 583 pc. Based on this distance we find that the NGC 6266 RR Lyrae stars have M{sub V} = 0.51 {+-} 0.18 mag. This magnitude is in good agreement with that predicted by the M{sub V} versus [Fe/H] relation found by Benedict et al. Using an average [Fe/H] of -1.25 for NGC 6266, their relation predicts M{sub V} = 0.49 {+-} 0.06. Based on the RR Lyrae M{sub V} versus age relation determined by Chaboyer et al., we estimate that NGC 6266 has an age of 11.4 {+-} 2.2 Gyr.

McNamara, Bernard J.; McKeever, Jean, E-mail: bmcnamar@nmsu.edu, E-mail: jeanm12@nmsu.edu [Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30001, MSC 4500, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001 (United States)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Cell Merger Potential in Multicell Thunderstorms of Weakly Sheared Environments: Cell Separation Distance versus Planetary Boundary Layer Depth  

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Using high-resolution three-dimensional numerical experiments, this paper shows that the cell separation distance scales as 0.75 times the planetary boundary layer (PBL) depth for successful cell mergers between constructively interacting cells ...

James R. Stalker; Kevin R. Knupp

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of Euclidean Geometric Distance on RGB Color Space for the Classification of Sky and Cloud Patterns  

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The current work describes the use of multidimensional Euclidean geometric distance (EGD) and Bayesian methods to characterize and classify the sky and cloud patterns present in image pixels. From specific images and using visualization tools, it ...

Sylvio Luiz Mantelli Neto; Aldo von Wangenheim; Enio Bueno Pereira; Eros Comunello

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stability analysis of a two-stage tapered gyrotron traveling-wave tube amplifier with distributed losses  

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The two-stage tapered gyrotron traveling-wave tube (gyro-TWT) amplifier has achieved wide bandwidth in the millimeter wave range. However, possible oscillations in each stage limit this amplifier's operating beam current and thus its output power. To fu