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  1. Fact #612: March 1, 2010 The Distance of Trips to Work

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    The recently released Nationwide Household Travel Survey shows that nearly 60% of work trips are 10 miles or less in distance. Only 9% of work trips are over 30 miles. The average work trip...

  2. Property:AvgGeoFluidTemp | Open Energy Information

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  3. Property:AvgReservoirDepth | Open Energy Information

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  4. Ring aggregation pattern of Human Travel Trips

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    Wang, Zi-Yang; Zhu, Peng; Qin, Yong; Jia, Li-Min

    2015-01-01

    Although a lot of attentions have been paid to human mobility, the relationship between travel pattern with city structure is still unclear. Here we probe into this relationship by analyzing the metro passenger trip data.There are two unprecedented findings. One, from the average view a linear law exists between the individual's travel distance with his original distance to city center. The mechanism underlying is a travel pattern we called "ring aggregation", i.e., the daily movement of city passengers is just aggregating to a ring with roughly equal distance to city center.Interestingly, for the round trips the daily travel pattern can be regarded as a switching between the home ring at outer area with the office ring at the inner area. Second, this linear law and ring aggregation pattern seems to be an exclusive characteristic of the metro system. It can not be found in short distance transportation modes, such as bicycle and taxi, neither as multiple transportation modes. This means the ring aggregation p...

  5. One-trip drum operating instruction

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    Ruff, D.T.

    1994-10-01

    The one trip system is a bagless transfer system for egress of waste from gloveboxes into 55 gallon one-trip drums. The contents of this document give an overview of the assembly, loading, and handling of the one-trip drum for use in the WRAP-1 plant.

  6. Systematic comparison of trip distribution laws and models

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    Lenormand, Maxime; Ramasco, José J

    2015-01-01

    Trip distribution laws are basic for the travel demand characterization needed in transport and urban planning. Several approaches have been considered in the last years. One of them is the so-called gravity law, in which the number of trips is assumed to be related to the population at origin and destination and to decrease with the distance. The mathematical expression of this law resembles Newton's law of gravity, which explains its name. Another popular approach is inspired by the theory of intervening opportunities and it has been concreted into the so-called radiation models. Individuals are supposed to travel until they find a job opportunity, so the population and jobs spatial distributions naturally lead to a trip flow network. In this paper, we perform a thorough comparison between the gravity and the radiation approaches in their ability at estimating commuting flows. We test the gravity and the radiation laws against empirical trip data at different scales and coming from different countries. Diff...

  7. Avoid Nuisance Tripping with Premium Efficiency Motors

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    Avoid Nuisance Tripping with Premium Efficiency Motors In most cases, upgrading to premium efficiency motors has no noticeable impact on the electrical system. However, in rare...

  8. Winter Break Trip 2014 New York City

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    Winter Break Trip 2014 New York City Tentative Trip Information December 13-19, 2014 Saturday Park & Ride Service" o These buses are NOT on the New York City Metro system. · Transportation in the City o Buying a New York Metro card is highly encouraged. o Price for a ride is $2.75 o The cost

  9. Trip to Philadelphia and By Saul Wilson

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    Wilson, W. Stephen

    Trip to Philadelphia and New York June 25th ­ 28th , 2003 By Saul Wilson With Assistance from Joyce Steeves Photos and Tourist Sections by W. Stephen Wilson #12;Page 2 Trip to Philadelphia and New York June a day had to be devoted to sightsee- ing. Philadelphia - June 23rd We left Baltimore at 7:47a

  10. Extraordinary Ductility in Albearing TRIP Steel

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    Cambridge, University of

    ferrite that is normally introduced into TRIP­assisted steels by intercritical annealing or continuousExtraordinary Ductility in Al­bearing ­TRIP Steel By H. L. Yi1 , K. Y. Lee2 and H. K. D. H strength and elongation which are not available with current steels used in the manufacture of automobiles

  11. Welcome to Q?rius Field Trip Logistics

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    Miller, Scott

    · Welcome to Q?rius · Field Trip Logistics · Getting the Most from Q?rius · Class Overview.qrius.si.edu4 FIELD TRIP LOGISTICS FIELD TRIP LOGISTICS GETTING READY · Carefully review your confirmation

  12. Brazil Trip, 2014 Prepared by Sukant Misra

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    Rock, Chris

    1 Brazil Trip, 2014 Prepared by Sukant Misra 1. The Visits: Sao, National Coordinator of TTU ISD in Brazil. 3. Visits of Institutions of Higher/institutions of Brazil, and are the major players of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program

  13. HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK

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    Merguerian, Charles

    into the depths of the earth...We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore. What falls anywhere else on the earth and a river best described as the river of no return. His name was John Wesley knew that it was mostly arid and that the Colorado River ran through it. They knew that the ground

  14. No "big trips" for the universe

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    Valerio Faraoni

    2007-02-27

    It has been claimed in several papers that a phantom energy-dominated universe can undergo a ``big trip'', i.e., tunneling through a wormhole that grows faster than the cosmic substratum due to the accretion of phantom energy, and will reappear on the other mouth of the wormhole. We show that such claims are unfounded and contradict the Einstein equations.

  15. Educators Trip to Turkey June 10-21, 2014

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    Bermúdez, José Luis

    Educators Trip to Turkey June 10-21, 2014 Sponsored by Public Partnership & Outreach, Texas A&M University and Raindrop Foundation, Houston & Bryan/College Station Cost of the Turkey Educators Trip Airline Foundation Houston Note: Educators Trip to Turkey (see address below) Mr. Mehmet Okumus, President

  16. Probabilistic methods in a study of trip setpoints

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    Kaulitz, D. E.

    2012-07-01

    Most early vintage Boiling Water Reactors have a high head and high capacity High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) pump to keep the core covered following a loss of coolant accident (LOCA). However, the protection afforded by the HPCI pump for mitigating a LOCA introduces the potential that a spurious start of the HPCI pump could oversupply the reactor vessel and lead to an automatic trip of the main turbine due to high water level. A turbine trip and associated increase in moderator density could challenge the bases of fuel integrity operating limits. To prevent turbine trip during spurious operation of the HPCI pump, the reactor protection system includes instrumentation and logic to sense high water level and automatically trip the HPCI pump prior to reaching the turbine trip setpoint. This paper describes an analysis that was performed to determine if existing reactor vessel water level trip instrumentation, logic and setpoints result in a high probability that the HPCI pump will trip prior to actuation of the turbine trip. Using nominal values for the initial water level and for the HPCI pump and turbine trip setpoints, and using the probability distribution functions for measurement uncertainty in these setpoints, a Monte Carlo simulation was employed to determine probabilities of successfully tripping the HPCI pump prior to tripping of the turbine. The results of the analysis established that the existing setpoints, instrumentation and logic would be expected to reliably prevent a trip of the main turbine. (authors)

  17. GTA TRIP GENERATION RATES, 1986 -1996 Eric J. Miller

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    Toronto, University of

    GTA TRIP GENERATION RATES, 1986 - 1996 by Eric J. Miller Department of Civil Engineering University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. CHANGES IN GTA TRIP GENERATION RATES, 1986-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3. DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AFFECTING WORK TRIP GENERATION . . . . . . . . . . 12 3.1 Observed Trends

  18. Hunton Group core workshop and field trip

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    Johnson, K.S.

    1993-12-31

    The Late Ordovician-Silurian-Devonian Hunton Group is a moderately thick sequence of shallow-marine carbonates deposited on the south edge of the North American craton. This rock unit is a major target for petroleum exploration and reservoir development in the southern Midcontinent. The workshop described here was held to display cores, outcrop samples, and other reservoir-characterization studies of the Hunton Group and equivalent strata throughout the region. A field trip was organized to complement the workshop by allowing examination of excellent outcrops of the Hunton Group of the Arbuckle Mountains.

  19. Slips,Trips and Falls RISK MANAGEMENT BULLETINWINTER 2014

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    Kavanagh, Karen L.

    Preventing Slips,Trips and Falls RISK MANAGEMENT BULLETINWINTER 2014 Slips, Trips and Falls with a membership of 61 Canadian universities. CURIE risk management, campus loss control and focused training-profit cost-effective alternative to traditional insurance. Formed in 1988, CURIE is a risk sharing pool

  20. Winter Break Trip 2014 New York City & Washington DC

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    Winter Break Trip 2014 New York City & Washington DC Tentative Trip Information December 13/Meadowlands 575 Park Plaza Drive Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 422-9480 Hotel is located 3 miles west of New York City for departure at 5pm. · Public Transportation to and from the city o Bus stop is at NW E ST & NW New Jersey Ave

  1. Fact #728: May 21, 2012 Average Trip Length is Less Than Ten Miles

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The average trip length (one-way) is 9.7 miles according to the 2009 Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey. Trip lengths vary by the purpose of the trip. Shopping and family/personal business...

  2. Transformations in TRIP-assisted Steels: Microstructure and Properties

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    Chatterjee, Sourabh

    Despite the presence of high-carbon martensite, TRIP-assisted steels possess large uniform elongation. High-carbon martensite is normally brittle. In this thesis, it has been demonstrated that this apparent anomaly is due to the fine size...

  3. At the Crossroads: Notes from a Trip to the Philippines

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    Schirmer, Daniel Boone

    1990-01-01

    S. military installations on Philippine soil. tfprùtg/S^nmerNotes From A Trip to the Philippines Roone Schirmer Early inon U.S. bsftHi in the Philippines, attended by over 200

  4. TripAdvisorN-D : A Tourism-Inspired

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    TripAdvisorN-D : A Tourism-Inspired High-Dimensional Space Exploration Framework with Overview, also experience the world in a serial fashion. But we typically have access to a map to help

  5. UVM Outing Club Trip Logistics Planner All leadership teams taking out Outing Club trips need to complete this form. This is a working

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    UVM Outing Club Trip Logistics Planner All leadership teams taking out Outing Club trips need. Completed and detailed trip logistics planner 2. Copies of all participant AND leader medical forms 3? Copies of medical forms nad logistics planner? Picked up Purchase Orders, Gas Card, and Petty Cash? Food

  6. Logistic regression models for predicting trip reporting accuracy in GPS-enhanced household travel surveys 

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    Forrest, Timothy Lee

    2007-04-25

    This thesis presents a methodology for conducting logistic regression modeling of trip and household information obtained from household travel surveys and vehicle trip information obtained from global positioning systems (GPS) to better understand...

  7. Secretary Chu Postpones China Trip to Continue Work on BP Oil...

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    Postpones China Trip to Continue Work on BP Oil Spill Response Efforts Secretary Chu Postpones China Trip to Continue Work on BP Oil Spill Response Efforts May 21, 2010 - 12:00am...

  8. A Computational-based Approach for the Design of Trip Steels 

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    Li, Sheng-Yen

    2013-08-06

    The purpose of this work is to optimize the chemical composition as well as the heat treatment for improving the mechanical performance of the TRIP steel by employing the theoretical models. TRIP steel consists of the microstructure with ferrite...

  9. Major Challenges in Landscape Planning: Simulated Field Trips

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    of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 require surface coal mines to be reclaimed backMajor Challenges in Landscape Planning: Simulated Field Trips Surface Mining1 Robert Leopold, Bruce Rowland and Reed Stalder 2/ Abstract: The surface mining process consists of four phases: (1) exploration

  10. Linear Utility Corridors--A Simulated Visual Field Trip1

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    Linear Utility Corridors-- A Simulated Visual Field Trip1 Robert W. Ross, Jr. 2/ 1/ Presented utility corridors continuing to find their way across the American landscape, more and more people are becoming concerned about their ecological as well as visual impact. This paper examines "linear utility

  11. TRIP / DAILY OPERATOR CHECKLIST CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH

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    Sorin, Eric J.

    TRIP / DAILY OPERATOR CHECKLIST CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH Date_____________ License Needing Attention Overheating Oil Leaking Knocks No power Oil pressure loss Noisy Slips Poor release Grabs Chatters Noisy Oil leakage Hard shifting Slips during shifts ( Shimmy-wander Free play Wheel balance Hard

  12. d TRIP steel S. Chatterjee, M. Murugananth and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia*

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    Cambridge, University of

    of 23%. Keywords: TRIP assisted steel, Martensite, Bainite, d Ferrite Introduction Steels into martensite during deformation.1­10 The critical solute in TRIP assisted steels is silicon, whichd TRIP steel S. Chatterjee, M. Murugananth and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia* A combination of neural

  13. HERO Ski Trip to Mt. Hood Meadows February

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  14. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Trip Prediction and Route-Based Vehicle Energy Management

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    Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about trip prediction...

  15. Published in The Weekly Gazette A Special Trip to New York

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    Wilson, W. Stephen

    TRAVEL Published in The Weekly Gazette A Special Trip to New York By Saul Wilson For a combined present for Christmas, Hannukah and my birthday, I was offered a very special train trip to New York tickets via Trenton, New Jersey to New York on South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA

  16. TRIP-assisted steels: cracking of high-carbon S. Chatterjee and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia*

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    Cambridge, University of

    TRIP-assisted steels: cracking of high-carbon martensite S. Chatterjee and H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia fine martensite. It is the fine scale of the retained austenite in TRIP assisted steels that permits the martensite to be tolerated without endangering their mechanical properties. Keywords: TRIP-assisted steels

  17. Field trip guide to selected outcrops, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma

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    1991-11-17

    The Arbuckle Mountains, named for Brigadier General Matthew Arbuckle, are located in south-central Oklahoma. The formations that comprise the Arbuckle Mountains have been extensively studied for hydrocarbon source rock and reservoir rock characteristics that can be applied to the subsurface in the adjacent Anadarko and Ardmore basins. Numerous reports and guidebooks have been written concerning the Arbuckle Mountains. A few important general publications are provided in the list of selected references. The purpose of this handout is to provide general information on the geology of the Arbuckle Mountains and specific information on the four field trip stops, adapted from the literature. The four stops were at: (1) Sooner Rock and Sand Quarry; (2) Woodford Shale; (3) Hunton Anticline and Hunton Quarry; and (4) Tar Sands of Sulfur Area. As part of this report, two papers are included for more detail: Paleomagnetic dating of basinal fluid migration, base-metal mineralization, and hydrocarbon maturation in the Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma and Laminated black shale-bedded chert cyclicity in the Woodford Formation, southern Oklahoma.

  18. Coiled tubing isolates zones, fractures wells with single trip service

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    Silverman, S.A.

    1999-04-01

    A system has been devised that combines high pressure coiled tubing (CT) and a selective isolation technique to frac multiple zones in a single operation. Multiple zones in one well can be individually isolated, fractured and flowed back simultaneously which results in reduced exposure to kill fluids and therefore higher retained conductivity for newly created fractures. The technique has been named CoilFRAC{trademark} by Dowell. The key benefits to the entire operation are reduced rig and operations time compared to conventional fracturing processes. Time savings, increased production, and environmental benefits are the economic drivers that result in rapid return on investment for production operators. The single trip concept for perforating and stimulation crews also brings additional benefits over multiple mobilizations. Wells which previously had only major zones perforated and stimulated and which are currently depleted can be revived economically using this system, giving the well a second life. The paper describes the equipment and its safety and contingency features, optimized shallow gas production in Alberta, and results from a South Texas oil well fracturing.

  19. Trip report for field visit to Fayetteville Shale gas wells.

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    Veil, J. A.; Environmental Science Division

    2007-09-30

    This report describes a visit to several gas well sites in the Fayetteville Shale on August 9, 2007. I met with George Sheffer, Desoto Field Manager for SEECO, Inc. (a large gas producer in Arkansas). We talked in his Conway, Arkansas, office for an hour and a half about the processes and technologies that SEECO uses. We then drove into the field to some of SEECO's properties to see first-hand what the well sites looked like. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) made several funding awards under a program called Low Impact Natural Gas and Oil (LINGO). One of the projects that received an award is 'Probabilistic Risk-Based Decision Support for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Facilities in Sensitive Ecosystems'. The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has the lead on the project, and Argonne National Laboratory is a partner. The goal of the project is to develop a Web-based decision support tool that will be used by mid- and small-sized oil and gas companies as well as environmental regulators and other stakeholders to proactively minimize adverse ecosystem impacts associated with the recovery of gas reserves in sensitive areas. The project focuses on a large new natural gas field called the Fayetteville Shale. Part of the project involves learning how the natural gas operators do business in the area and the technologies they employ. The field trip on August 9 provided an opportunity to do that.

  20. Round-Trip Software Engineering Using UML: From Architecture to Design and Back

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    Egyed, Alexander

    1 Round-Trip Software Engineering Using UML: From Architecture to Design and Back Abstract A key. 1 Introduction The basic promise of software architecture research is that better software systems

  1. Vermont Single Trip Permit to Operate a Motor Vehicle in Excess...

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    Vermont Single Trip Permit to Operate a Motor Vehicle in Excess of Statutory Weight or Dimension Limits (Form OSD-002) Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to...

  2. Pink plaque on the arm of a man after a trip to Mexico: cutaneous leishmaniasis

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    Cohen, Jeffrey M; Saavedra, Arturo P; Sax, Paul E; Lipworth, Adam D

    2015-01-01

    presentation Pink plaque on the arm of a man after a trip toan asymptomatic erosion on his left arm that appeared at thehis left lateral proximal arm (Figure 1). The remainder of

  3. An Exploration of Participant Motives and Motivational Tensions in Short-Term Medical Service Trips

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    Sykes, Kevin James

    2014-05-31

    Short-term medical service trips (MSTs) are an increasingly popular, although not new, way for healthcare providers from high-income countries (HICs) to provide healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In ...

  4. A comparison of trip production rates developed from two types of travel survey diaries 

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    Tyner, Fred Mack

    1996-01-01

    In recent years, two types of travel survey diaries have been used to collect travel behavior data for transportation planning: travel diaries and activity diaries. In the travel diary, respondents are prompted to respond for each trip. Further...

  5. Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information

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    Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair; Daum, Wolfgang; Otsubo, Tom; Hershey, John Erik; Hess, Gerald James

    2014-06-10

    A system is provided for operating a railway network including a first railway vehicle during a trip along track segments. The system includes a first element for determining travel parameters of the first railway vehicle, a second element for determining travel parameters of a second railway vehicle relative to the track segments to be traversed by the first vehicle during the trip, a processor for receiving information from the first and the second elements and for determining a relationship between occupation of a track segment by the second vehicle and later occupation of the same track segment by the first vehicle and an algorithm embodied within the processor having access to the information to create a trip plan that determines a speed trajectory for the first vehicle. The speed trajectory is responsive to the relationship and further in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the first vehicle.

  6. Distance-based accessibility indices

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    Csató, László

    2015-01-01

    The paper attempts to develop a suitable accessibility index for networks where each link has a value such that a smaller number is preferred like distance, cost, or travel time. A measure called distance sum is characterized by three independent properties: anonymity, an appropriately chosen independence axiom, and dominance preservation, which requires that a node not far to any other is at least as accessible. We argue for the need of eliminating the independence property in certain applications. Therefore generalized distance sum, a family of accessibility indices, will be suggested. It is linear, considers the accessibility of vertices besides their distances and depends on a parameter in order to control its deviation from distance sum. Generalized distance sum is anonymous and satisfies dominance preservation if its parameter meets a sufficient condition. Two detailed examples demonstrate its ability to reflect the vulnerability of accessibility to link disruptions.

  7. Google+ Virtual Field Trip on Vehicle Electrification at Argonne National Laboratory

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    Don't miss this exclusive peek into the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Attendees will meet three researchers who will explain a different phase of vehicle electrification research. This field trip is very similar to the tou

  8. Not Just a TRIP! Two Cases of Business Strategy and Economic Incentives to Patent in Beijing

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Not Just a TRIP! Two Cases of Business Strategy and Economic Incentives to Patent in Beijing Senior! Corporate Strategies and National Incentives to Patent in Beijing ABSTRACT In order to explore the utilization of IP law in Beijing, I have conducted quantitative analyses of the propensity to patent (using

  9. Acceptance test procedure for removal of CS1K circuit switcher block and trip schemes

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    HACHE, J.M.

    1999-08-25

    This supporting document provides a detailed process to test the functions of the circuit switcher, protective relays, alarms, SCADA and 125VDC control logic of 115kV and 13.8kV systems at B3S4 substation following the removal of trip and blocking schemes to Transformer No.1 Circuit Switcher B594.

  10. Outdoor Adventure Program Adventure Trips Program and Special Events Graduate Assistant

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    and operational expenses. Promote and market the Outdoor Adventure Program to the ODU community. Supervise staff compiling statistical information of participation in Trip program and the Outdoor Adventure Center or surfing. Knowledge of use and maintenance of various types of outdoor equipment. Knowledge

  11. 2014-2015 Trip Information Fall Break: October 22-25, 2014

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    Almor, Amit

    Click Here Poverty & Elderly; Christmas in Action; Spartanburg, SC Trip Leader: Tina Mauer Christmas disadvantaged homeowners. For more information Click Here Poverty & Homelessness; Habitat for Humanity; John Click Here Spring Break: March 7-14, 2015 Hunger & Poverty; C.R.O.S. Ministries; West Palm Beach, FL

  12. Effect of recirculation pump trip following anticipated transients without scram at Big Rock Point

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    Lyon, R.E.

    1981-08-01

    As requested by the US Atomic Energy Commission (now US Nuclear Regulatory Commission) in their Technical Report on Anticipated Transients Without Scram (ATWS) for Water-Cooled Reactors (WASH-1270), Consumers Power Company has submitted analyses which describe the response of their Big Rock Point (BRP) Plant to ATWS. The original analyses were submitted on Febuary 21, 1975, and results indicated that a recirculation pump trip (RPT) was effective in limiting the consequences of an ATWS. The response of BRP to an ATWS was reanalyzed as a part of the Big Rock Point Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). Results of the analysis were submitted on February 26, 1981, with the conclusion that automatic RPT provides little safety improvement at BRP. Purpose of this report is to evaluate the submitted analyses to determine the effectiveness of Recirculation Pump Trip in ATWS recovery.

  13. Effect of TRIPS on Pricing, Affordability and Access to Essential Medicines in Bhutan

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    Dorji, Tandi

    2007-01-01

    For example the number of HIV infected people is only 72 and there are a few hundred with tuberculosis and malaria. (Annual health bulletin 2003. Ministry of health, Royal government of Bhutan) 15 Sharma, D.C. (2005). “Indian patents may hamper access... -export of licensed generics should also be made and enforced in order to gain the confidence of patent holders. Consultation should be held between the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Trade, the Foreign Ministry, the Royal Effects of TRIPS...

  14. Analysis of trip item non-response bias in the Houston-Galveston area council household travel surveys 

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    Gamble, Arthur F

    1997-01-01

    Information obtained through the collection and analysis of origin-destination travel surveys is used to develop trip rate information for input to travel demand models. Three major sources of systematic error can exist relative to typical sample...

  15. A dynamic model system of household car ownership, trip generation, and modal split: model development and simulation experiment

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    Kitamura, Ryuichi

    2009-01-01

    1987) Why do people buy cars? Paper presented at the 5thRegression Model of Private Car Use. Report AE 4/87, FacultyEffects of Income and Car Ownership on Trip Generation: A

  16. Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information

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    Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair; Daum, Wolfgang; Otsubo, Tom; Hershey, John Erik; Hess, Gerald James

    2013-02-05

    One embodiment of the invention includes a system for operating a railway network comprising a first railway vehicle (400) during a trip along track segments (401/412/420). The system comprises a first element (65) for determining travel parameters of the first railway vehicle (400), a second element (65) for determining travel parameters of a second railway vehicle (418) relative to the track segments to be traversed by the first vehicle during the trip, a processor (62) for receiving information from the first (65) and the second (65) elements and for determining a relationship between occupation of a track segment (401/412/420) by the second vehicle (418) and later occupation of the same track segment by the first vehicle (400) and an algorithm embodied within the processor (62) having access to the information to create a trip plan that determines a speed trajectory for the first vehicle (400), wherein the speed trajectory is responsive to the relationship and further in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the first vehicle (400).

  17. Efficient long distance quantum communication

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    Sreraman Muralidharan; Linshu Li; Jungsang Kim; Norbert Lütkenhaus; Mikhail D. Lukin; Liang Jiang

    2015-09-28

    Despite the tremendous progress of quantum cryptography, efficient quantum communication over long distances (>1000km) remains an outstanding challenge due to fiber attenuation and operation errors accumulated over the entire communication distance. Quantum repeaters, as a promising approach, can overcome both photon loss and operation errors, and hence significantly speedup the communication rate. Depending on the methods used to correct loss and operation errors, all the proposed QR schemes can be classified into three categories (generations). Here we present the first systematic comparison of three generations of quantum repeaters by evaluating the cost of both temporal and physical resources, and identify the optimized quantum repeater architecture for a given set of experimental parameters. Our work provides a roadmap for the experimental realizations of highly efficient quantum networks over transcontinental distances.

  18. Long working distance interference microscope

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    Sinclair, Michael B.; DeBoer, Maarten P.; Smith, Norman F.

    2004-04-13

    Disclosed is a long working distance interference microscope suitable for three-dimensional imaging and metrology of MEMS devices and test structures on a standard microelectronics probe station. The long working distance of 10-30 mm allows standard probes or probe cards to be used. This enables nanometer-scale 3-D height profiles of MEMS test structures to be acquired across an entire wafer. A well-matched pair of reference/sample objectives is not required, significantly reducing the cost of this microscope, as compared to a Linnik microinterferometer.

  19. Property:AvgAnnlGrossOpCpcty | Open Energy Information

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  4. Distance Probes of Dark Energy

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    Kim, A. G.; Padmanabhan, N.; Aldering, G.; Allen, S. W.; Baltay, C.; Cahn, R. N.; D' Andrea, C. B.; Dalal, N.; Dawson, K. S.; Denney, K. D.; et al

    2015-03-15

    We present the results from the Distances subgroup of the Cosmic Frontier Community Planning Study (Snowmass 2013). This document summarizes the current state of the field as well as future prospects and challenges. In addition to the established probes using Type Ia supernovae and baryon acoustic oscillations, we also consider prospective methods based on clusters, active galactic nuclei, gravitational wave sirens and strong lensing time delays.

  5. Trip Report

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  6. Trip Report

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal Gas &SCE-SessionsSouthReport for the WeldonB100 Ambrosia'1(DOE) isa briefd ' . ,$!

  7. Trip Report

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal Gas &SCE-SessionsSouthReport for the WeldonB100 Ambrosia'1(DOE) isa briefd ' . ,$!Site

  8. Assessment of RELAP5/MOD2 against a main feedwater turbopump trip transient in the Vandellos II Nuclear Power Plant

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    Llopis, C.; Casals, A.; Perez, J.; Mendizabal, R.

    1993-12-01

    The Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN) and the Asociacion Nuclear Vandellos (ANV) have developed a model of Vandellos II Nuclear Power Plant. The ANV collaboration consisted in the supply of design and actual data, the cooperation in the simulation of the control systems and other model components, as well as in the results analysis. The obtained model has been assessed against the following transients occurred in plant: A trip from the 100% power level (CSN); a load rejection from 100% to 50% (CSN); a load rejection from 75% to 65% (ANV); and, a feedwater turbopump trip (ANV). This copy is a report of the feedwater turbopump trip transient simulation. This transient actually occurred in the plant on June 19, 1989.

  9. Metrics and methods for social distance

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    Andris, Clio

    2011-01-01

    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 ...

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

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

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

  11. This paper will appear at IEEE INFOCOM 2015, and is copyrighted by IEEE. Off-Path Round Trip Time Measurement via

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    Crandall, Jedidiah R.

    Mexico, USA alexandg@cs.unm.edu Jedidiah R. Crandall Department of Computer Science University of New Mexico, USA crandall@cs.unm.edu Abstract--We present a novel technique for estimating the round trip time, on the Internet, our technique measures the round trip time from A to B. We take advantage of information side

  12. ON PULSAR DISTANCE MEASUREMENTS AND THEIR UNCERTAINTIES

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    Verbiest, J. P. W.; Lee, K. J. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, 53121 Bonn (Germany); Weisberg, J. M.; Chael, A. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057 (United States); Lorimer, D. R. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 (United States)

    2012-08-10

    Accurate distances to pulsars can be used for a variety of studies of the Galaxy and its electron content. However, most distance measures to pulsars have been derived from the absorption (or lack thereof) of pulsar emission by Galactic H I gas, which typically implies that only upper or lower limits on the pulsar distance are available. We present a critical analysis of all measured H I distance limits to pulsars and other neutron stars, and translate these limits into actual distance estimates through a likelihood analysis that simultaneously corrects for statistical biases. We also apply this analysis to parallax measurements of pulsars in order to obtain accurate distance estimates and find that the parallax and H I distance measurements are biased in different ways, because of differences in the sampled populations. Parallax measurements typically underestimate a pulsar's distance because of the limited distance to which this technique works and the consequential strong effect of the Galactic pulsar distribution (i.e., the original Lutz-Kelker bias), in H I distance limits, however, the luminosity bias dominates the Lutz-Kelker effect, leading to overestimated distances because the bright pulsars on which this technique is applicable are more likely to be nearby given their brightness.

  13. Geological Field Trips UHP eclogite and garnet ultramafic rock in the Cuaba Unit, Rio San Juan Metamorphic

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    Abbott Jr., Richard N.

    1 Geological Field Trips UHP eclogite and garnet ultramafic rock in the Cuaba Unit, Rio San Juan eclogite and garnet ultramafic rock in the Cuaba Unit, Rio San Juan Metamorphic Complex, Dominican Republic) the UHP rocks in the Cuaba unit of the Rio San Juan complex in the Dominican Republic was the second

  14. "Climate change in Massachusetts: What would Henry say?" A field trip-based course for Fall 2011

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    Guenther, Frank

    1 Syllabus "Climate change in Massachusetts: What would Henry say?" A field trip-based course and animals of Massachusetts, and his records are now being used to document the reality of climate change. If Thoreau were alive today, he could readily observe the impacts of climate change and other human

  15. Parametric Analysis of a Turbine Trip Event in a BWR Using a 3D Nodal Code

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    Gorzel, A.

    2006-07-01

    Two essential thermal hydraulics safety criteria concerning the reactor core are that even during operational transients there is no fuel melting and not-permissible cladding temperatures are avoided. A common concept for boiling water reactors is to establish a minimum critical power ratio (MCPR) for steady state operation. For this MCPR it is shown that only a very small number of fuel rods suffers a short-term dryout during the transient. It is known from experience that the limiting transient for the determination of the MCPR is the turbine trip with blocked bypass system. This fast transient was simulated for a German BWR by use of the three-dimensional reactor analysis transient code SIMULATE-3K. The transient behaviour of the hot channels was used as input for the dryout calculation with the transient thermal hydraulics code FRANCESCA. By this way the maximum reduction of the CPR during the transient could be calculated. The fast increase in reactor power due to the pressure increase and to an increased core inlet flow is limited mainly by the Doppler effect, but automatically triggered operational measures also can contribute to the mitigation of the turbine trip. One very important method is the short-term fast reduction of the recirculation pump speed which is initiated e. g. by a pressure increase in front of the turbine. The large impacts of the starting time and of the rate of the pump speed reduction on the power progression and hence on the deterioration of CPR is presented. Another important procedure to limit the effects of the transient is the fast shutdown of the reactor that is caused when the reactor power reaches the limit value. It is shown that the SCRAM is not fast enough to reduce the first power maximum, but is able to prevent the appearance of a second - much smaller - maximum that would occur around one second after the first one in the absence of a SCRAM. (author)

  16. Formation distance Stphanie Jean-Daubias

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    Jean-Daubias, Stéphanie

    ) dans le temps et dans l'espace de l'apprenant et de l'équipe professorale 3 #12;Deux types de médias en;Formation à distance et espace Plusieurs variantes possibles enseignement entièrement à distance

  17. Distance Education Graduate Program in Environmental Science

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    Ma, Lena

    Distance Education Graduate Program in Environmental Science Soil & Water ScienceSoil & Water (Environmental Science Track). Courses are offered via distance education to accommodate place-bound students and educational opportunities for students seeking careers in soil and water science in land and water resource

  18. Short distance physics with heavy quark potentials

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    Zantow, F; Karsch, Frithjof; Petreczky, P

    2002-01-01

    We present lattice studies of heavy quark potentials in the quenched approximation of QCD at finite temperatures. Both, the color singlet and color averaged potentials are calculated. While the potentials are well known at large distances, we give a detailed analysis of their short distance behavior (from 0.015 fm to 1 fm) near the critical temperature. At these distances we expect that the T-dependent potentials go over into the zero temperature potential. Indeed, we find evidences that the temperature influence gets suppressed and the potentials starts to become a unique function of the underlying distance scale. We use this feature to normalize the heavy quark potentials at short distances and extract the free energy of the quark system in a gluonic heat bath.

  19. National Wind Distance Learning Collaborative

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    Dr. James B. Beddow

    2013-03-29

    Executive Summary The energy development assumptions identified in the Department of Energy's position paper, 20% Wind Energy by 2030, projected an exploding demand for wind energy-related workforce development. These primary assumptions drove a secondary set of assumptions that early stage wind industry workforce development and training paradigms would need to undergo significant change if the workforce needs were to be met. The current training practice and culture within the wind industry is driven by a relatively small number of experts with deep field experience and knowledge. The current training methodology is dominated by face-to-face, classroom based, instructor present training. Given these assumptions and learning paradigms, the purpose of the National Wind Distance Learning Collaborative was to determine the feasibility of developing online learning strategies and products focused on training wind technicians. The initial project scope centered on (1) identifying resources that would be needed for development of subject matter and course design/delivery strategies for industry-based (non-academic) training, and (2) development of an appropriate Learning Management System (LMS). As the project unfolded, the initial scope was expanded to include development of learning products and the addition of an academic-based training partner. The core partners included two training entities, industry-based Airstreams Renewables and academic-based Lake Area Technical Institute. A third partner, Vision Video Interactive, Inc. provided technology-based learning platforms (hardware and software). The revised scope yielded an expanded set of results beyond the initial expectation. Eight learning modules were developed for the industry-based Electrical Safety course. These modules were subsequently redesigned and repurposed for test application in an academic setting. Software and hardware developments during the project's timeframe enabled redesign providing for student access through the use of tablet devices such as iPads. Early prototype Learning Management Systems (LMS) featuring more student-centric access and interfaces with emerging social media were developed and utilized during the testing applications. The project also produced soft results involving cross learning between and among the partners regarding subject matter expertise, online learning pedagogy, and eLearning technology-based platforms. The partners believe that the most significant, overarching accomplishment of the project was the development and implementation of goals, activities, and outcomes that significantly exceeded those proposed in the initial grant application submitted in 2009. Key specific accomplishments include: (1) development of a set of 8 online learning modules addressing electrical safety as it relates to the work of wind technicians; (3) development of a flexible, open-ended Learning Management System (LMS): (3) creation of a robust body of learning (knowledge, experience, skills, and relationships). Project leaders have concluded that there is substantial resource equity that could be leverage and recommend that it be carried forward to pursue a Next Stage Opportunity relating to development of an online core curriculum for institute and community college energy workforce development programs.

  20. Manicouagan trips by Andrew S. Nuquist Excerpts of emails from Andrew S. Nuquist (Vermont) to Rob Rutten (Netherlands) in April 2011, answe-

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    Rutten, Rob

    Manicouagan trips by Andrew S. Nuquist Excerpts of emails from Andrew S. Nuquist (Vermont) to Rob I gave to the University of Vermont Geology Department. They wished I had gotten closer

  1. Case study: copyright issues in distance education 

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    Huddleston, Michael B

    2006-10-30

    Over the years, much attention has been given to copyright law in literature and as it pertains to textbooks and other original academic works. However, as the focus is narrowed to the copyright law as it relates to distance ...

  2. Distance Duality Relation from Strong Gravitational Lensing

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    Liao, Kai; Cao, Shuo; Biesiada, Marek; Zheng, Xiaogang; Zhu, Zong-Hong

    2015-01-01

    Under very general assumptions of metric theory of spacetime, photons traveling along null geodesics and photon number conservation, two observable concepts of cosmic distance, i.e. the angular diameter and the luminosity distances are related to each other by the so called distance duality relation (DDR) $D^L=D^A(1+z)^2$. Observational validation of this relation is quite important because any evidence of its violation could be a signal of new physics. In this letter we introduce a new method to test DDR based on strong gravitational lensing systems and supernovae Ia. Using a new compilation of strong lensing systems and JLA compilation of SNe Ia we found no evidence of DDR violation. However, not so much the final result but the method itself is worth attention, because unlike previously proposed techniques, it does not depend on prior assumptions concerning the details of cosmological model and galaxy cluster modelling.

  3. The Library for Distance Learners: Engineering

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    Rzepa, Henry S.

    The Library for Distance Learners: Engineering Joining the Library You need your Library card to enter the Library building; to borrow and renew books; to use the Library's photocopying and printing facilities; and to use the Inter-Library Loans and Bath Copies services. All of the Library's electronic

  4. Structural Alignment Using the Generalized Euclidean Distance

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    Plotkin, Steven S.

    : 3217­3228, 2009 Key words: protein folding; structural alignment; RMSD; MRSD; generalized distance configurations, and the so-called thermodynamic hypothesis in protein folding was born. This discovery underpinned the formalism that developed decades later to understand protein folding as a configurational

  5. PREPARING THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOR DISTANCE DELIVERY

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    Dyer, Bill

    of humans and their companion domestic animals and livestock. Students learn that there are certain "at riskPREPARING THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOR DISTANCE DELIVERY: MEDICAL-VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY CLINICS laboratory," library materials, conventional lectures and the 43 virtual patients in the clinics

  6. Effects of Retained Austenite Volume Fraction, Morphology, and Carbon Content on Strength and Ductility of Nanostructured TRIP-assisted Steels

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    Shen, Yongfeng; Qiu, LN; Sun, Xin; Zuo, Liang; Liaw, Peter K.; Raabe, Dierk

    2015-06-01

    With a suite of multi-modal and multi-scale characterization techniques, the present study unambiguously proves that a substantially-improved combination of ultrahigh strength and good ductility can be achieved by tailoring the volume fraction, morphology, and carbon content of the retained austenite (RA) in a transformation-induced-plasticity (TRIP) steel with the nominal chemical composition of 0.19C-0.30Si-1.76Mn-1.52Al (weight percent, wt.%). After intercritical annealing and bainitic holding, a combination ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of 1,100 MPa and true strain of 50% has been obtained, as a result of the ultrafine RA lamellae, which are alternately arranged in the bainitic ferrite around junction regions of ferrite grains. For reference, specimens with a blocky RA, prepared without the bainitic holding, yield a low ductility (35%) and a low UTS (800 MPa). The volume fraction, morphology, and carbon content of RA have been characterized using various techniques, including magnetic probing, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron-backscatter-diffraction (EBSD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Interrupted tensile tests, mapped using EBSD in conjunction with the kernel average misorientation (KAM) analysis, reveal that the lamellar RA is the governingmicrostructure component responsible for the higher mechanical stability, compared to the blocky one. By coupling these various techniques, we quantitatively demonstrate that in addition to the RA volume fraction, its morphology and carbon content are equally important in optimizing the strength and ductility of TRIP-assisted steels.

  7. Assessment of full power turbine trip start-up test for C. Trillo 1 with RELAP5/MOD2. International Agreement Report

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    Lozano, M.F.; Moreno, P.; de la Cal, C.; Larrea, E.; Lopez, A.; Santamaria, J.G.; Lopez, E.; Novo, M. [Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear, Madrid (Spain)

    1993-07-01

    C. Trillo I has developed a model of the plant with RELAP5/MOD2/36.04. This model will be validated against a selected set of start-up tests. One of the transients selected to that aim is the turbine trip, which presents very specific characteristics that make it significantly different from the same transient in other PWRs of different design, the main difference being that the reactor is not tripped: a reduction in primary power is carried out instead. Pre-test calculations were done of the Turbine Trip Test and compared against the actual test. Minor problems in the first model, specially in the Control and Limitation Systems, were identified and post-test calculations had been carried out. The results show a good agreement with data for all the compared variables.

  8. Relevance Weighting Using Distance Between Term Occurrences David Hawking

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    Hawking, David

    authors. 1 #12;Abstract Recent work has achieved promising retrieval performance using distance between

  9. Instability due to a two recirculation pump trip in a BWR using RAMONA-4B computer code with 3D neutron kinetics

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    Cheng, H.S.; Rohatgi, U.S.

    1993-06-01

    An investigation was made of the potential for thermal-hydraulic instabilities coupled to neutronic feedback in a BWR due to a two recirculation pump trip event using the RAMONA-4B computer code with 3D neutron kinetics. It is concluded that a high-power (100%) and low-flow (75%) initial condition would most likely lead to in-phase density wave oscillations after the tripping of both recirculation pumps, and that RAMONA-4B is capable of predicting such thermal-hydraulic instabilities coupled to neutronic feedback in BWR and in SBWR.

  10. Long working distance incoherent interference microscope

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

    2006-04-25

    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.

  11. What is the distance to the CMB?

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    Clarkson, Chris; Umeh, Obinna; Maartens, Roy; Durrer, Ruth E-mail: umeobinna@gmail.com E-mail: Ruth.Durrer@unige.ch

    2014-11-01

    The success of precision cosmology depends not only on accurate observations, but also on the theoretical model --- which must be understood to at least the same level of precision. Subtle relativistic effects can lead to biased measurements if they are neglected. One such effect gives a systematic shift in the distance-redshift relation away from its background value, due to the non-linear relativistic conservation of total photon flux. We also show directly how this shift follows from a fully relativistic analysis of the geodesic deviation equation. We derive the expectation value of the shift using second-order perturbations about a concordance background, and show that the distance to last scattering is increased by 1%. We argue that neglecting this shift could lead to a significant bias in the background cosmological parameters, because it alters the meaning of the background model. A naive adjustment of CMB parameter estimation if this shift is really a correction to the background would raise the H{sub 0} value inferred from the CMB by 5%, potentially removing the tension with local measurements of H{sub 0}. Other CMB parameters which depend on the distance would also be shifted by ? 1? when combined with local H{sub 0} data. While our estimations rely on a simplistic analysis, they nevertheless illustrate that accurately defining the background model in terms of the expectation values of observables is critical when we aim to determine the model parameters at the sub-percent level.

  12. Flow Distances on Open Flow Networks

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    Guo, Liangzhu; Shi, Peiteng; Wang, Jun; Huang, Xiaohan; Zhang, Jiang

    2015-01-01

    Open flow network is a weighted directed graph with a source and a sink, depicting flux distributions on networks in the steady state of an open flow system. Energetic food webs, economic input-output networks, and international trade networks, are open flow network models of energy flows between species, money or value flows between industrial sectors, and goods flows between countries, respectively. Flow distances (first-passage or total) between any given two nodes $i$ and $j$ are defined as the average number of transition steps of a random walker along the network from $i$ to $j$ under some conditions. They apparently deviate from the conventional random walk distance on a closed directed graph because they consider the openness of the flow network. Flow distances are explicitly expressed by underlying Markov matrix of a flow system in this paper. With this novel theoretical conception, we can visualize open flow networks, calculating centrality of each node, and clustering nodes into groups. We apply fl...

  13. Appears in the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software (ISPASS 2006) Critical Path Analysis of the TRIPS Architecture

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    Keckler, Stephen W.

    (ISPASS 2006) Critical Path Analysis of the TRIPS Architecture Ramadass Nagarajan Xia Chen Robert G. Mc on the graph, designers can gain insights into the bottlenecks of a design. This paper extends critical path expansion of the design space. Prior research has shown the utility of critical path anal- ysis in solving

  14. Report on the India Trip November 1-13, 2011 Dr. Cathy Meschievitz (FAU Office of International Programs) and Professor and Associate Dean

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    1 Report on the India Trip November 1-13, 2011 Dr. Cathy Meschievitz (FAU Office of International Programs) and Professor and Associate Dean Somnath Bhattacharya (FAU College of Business) traveled to India followed activities in 2010-2011 linked to the FAU India Initiative sponsored in part by the Institute

  15. http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=6934.php Ads by Google MEMS Design Tata Nano Nano Devices iTrip Nano Nano Optic

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=6934.php Ads by Google MEMS Design Tata Nano Nano Devices i generation of combined optical and electronic platforms essential for future computers," added Sridhar-2802 or via email at j.eriksen@neu.edu. Ads by Google MEMS Design Tata Nano Nano Devices iTrip Nano Nano Optic

  16. My trip to Cameroon culminated two semesters' worth of design work on an Engineers Without Borders water project. I had the special opportunity to see those designs finally

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    Jacobs, Laurence J.

    design, which encompassed a concrete water storage tank, 500 m of pipelines, and stand tap placements worked on a real project and was then able to see my own calculations and designs be put togetherMy trip to Cameroon culminated two semesters' worth of design work on an Engineers Without Borders

  17. Dear Family and Friends, December, 2012 One of the great American summer vacation traditions is the road trip. Immortalized in countless Hollywood movies, this

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    Kuenning, Geoff

    is the road trip. Immortalized in countless Hollywood movies, this involves packing the family into a car." "Oh, darn, we made plans to wash our hair that night." Undeterred, we came up with an alternate plan book. "Look, a beach with rocks! I can add more to my collection!" So now our car, which was already

  18. Distances and absolute magnitudes from trigonometric parallaxes

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    F. Arenou; X. Luri

    1998-12-04

    We first review the current knowledge of Hipparcos systematic and random errors, in particular small-scale correlations. Then, assuming Gaussian parallax errors and using examples from the recent Hipparcos literature, we show how random errors may be misinterpreted as systematic errors, or transformed into systematic errors. Finally we summarise how to get unbiased estimates of absolute magnitudes and distances, using either Bayesian or non-parametrical methods. These methods may be applied to get either mean quantities or individual estimates. In particular, we underline the notion of astrometry-based luminosity, which avoids the truncation biases and allows a full use of Hipparcos samples.

  19. Improved Long-Distance Wireless Charging Technology September 26, 2013

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    Langendoen, Koen

    Improved Long-Distance Wireless Charging Technology September 26, 2013 Project Overview Wireless charging of consumer devices at a long distance with RF technology, would eliminate wires and give freedom

  20. Beyond Kennicott : perceptions of threshold, conceptions of distance

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    Bull, Steven Keith

    1997-01-01

    Threshold: The thesis explores descriptions of threshold. Threshold is not an ordinary space. It relates to the here and the there and the understanding of distance. It is the phenomena of distance, no matter how close ...

  1. The solar neighborhood. XXXV. Distances to 1404 M dwarf systems...

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    solar neighborhood. XXXV. Distances to 1404 M dwarf systems within 25 PC in the southern sky Citation Details In-Document Search Title: The solar neighborhood. XXXV. Distances to...

  2. Perceptions of Distance Education in Newfoundland and Labrador: 1999 2009

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    Oyet, Alwell

    Perceptions of Distance Education in Newfoundland and Labrador: 1999 ­ 2009 ................................................................................................................. 5 I. Study conducted in 1999 ­ 2000 ........................................................................................................... 80 #12; 5 Perceptions of Distance Education in Newfoundland and Labrador: 1999 2009

  3. OBJECTIVE DISTANCE MEASURES FOR SPECTRAL DISCONTINUITIES IN CONCATENATIVE SPEECH SYNTHESIS

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    Edinburgh, University of

    - efficientscouldimprovetheprediction. StylianouandSyrdal [4] found that the Kullback-Leibler distance between FFT- based power spectra

  4. Preliminaries Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial

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    Blin, Guillaume

    Outline Preliminaries Results Conclusion Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial Genomes.Rizzi@unitn.it August the 16th Guillaume Blin, Romeo Rizzi Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial Genomes #12 Guillaume Blin, Romeo Rizzi Conserved Interval Distance between Non-trivial Genomes #12;Outline

  5. Problems of Distance-Regular Graphs Hiroshi Suzuki

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    Xi, Changchang

    ­328. [14] H. Suzuki, The Terwilliger algebra associated with a set of vertices in a distance-regular graph, J. Alg. Combin. 22 (2005), 5-38. [15] P. Terwilliger, Distance-regular graphs and (s, c, a, k)-graphs, J. Combin. Th. (B) 34 (1983), 151­164. [16] P. Terwilliger, A new inequality for distance

  6. Week 4: History / philosophy, distance methods January, 2010

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    Borenstein, Elhanan

    Week 4: History / philosophy, distance methods Genome 570 January, 2010 Week 4: History Gaylord Simpson (1902-1984) Week 4: History / philosophy, distance methods ­ p.2/73 #12;A horse tree drawn by Simpson Week 4: History / philosophy, distance methods ­ p.3/73 #12;A phylogeny of the living Craniata

  7. 1993 International conference on nuclear waste management and environmental remediation, Prague, Czech Republic, September 5--11, 1993. Combined foreign trip report

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    Slate, S.C.; Allen, R.E.

    1993-12-01

    The purpose of the trip was to attend the 1993 International Conference on Nuclear Waste Management and Environmental Remediation. The principal objective of this conference was to facilitate a truly international exchange of information on the management of nuclear wastes as well as contaminated facilities and sites emanating from nuclear operations. The conference was sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Czech and Slovak Mechanical Engineering Societies, and the Czech and Slovak Nuclear Societies in cooperation with the Commission of the European Communities, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the OECD Nuclear Agency. The conference was cosponsored by the American Nuclear Society, the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, the Canadian Nuclear Society, the (former USSR) Nuclear Society, and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. This was the fourth in a series of biennial conferences, which started in Hong Kong, in 1987. This report summarizes shared aspects of the trip; however, each traveler`s observations and recommendations are reported separately.

  8. Petrographic description of calcite/opal samples collected on field trip of December 5-9, 1992. Special report No. 7

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    Hill, C.A.; Schluter, C.M.

    1993-06-01

    This study is part of the research program of the Yucca Mountain Project intended to provide the State of Nevada with a detailed analysis and assessment of the water-deposited minerals of Yucca Mountain and adjacent regions. Forty-three separate stops were made and 203 samples were collected during the five days of the field trip. This report describes petrographic observations made on the calcite/opal samples.

  9. Space efficient streaming algorithms for the distance to monotonicity and asymmetric edit distance

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    Saks, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Approximating the length of the longest increasing sequence (LIS) of a data stream is a well-studied problem. There are many algorithms that estimate the size of the complement of the LIS, referred to as the \\emph{distance to monotonicity}, both in the streaming and property testing setting. Let $n$ denote the size of an input array. Our aim is to develop a one-pass streaming algorithm that accurately approximates the distance to monotonicity, and only uses polylogarithmic storage. For any $\\delta > 0$, our algorithm provides a $(1+\\delta)$-multiplicative approximation for the distance, and uses only $O((\\log^2 n)/\\delta)$ space. The previous best known approximation using poly-logarithmic space was a multiplicative 2-factor. Our algorithm is simple and natural, being just 3 lines of pseudocode. It is essentially a polylogarithmic space implementation of a classic dynamic program that computes the LIS. Our technique is more general and is applicable to other problems that are exactly solvable by dynamic progr...

  10. Simulation of the Winfrith SGHWR X-trip blowdown experiment using RELAP-UK Mk IV and RETRAN-UK. Final report

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    Richards, C.G.

    1981-11-01

    The paper describes calculations with the thermal hydraulics codes RELAP-UK Mk IV and RETRAN to model the behavior of the Winfrith Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor (WSGHWR) during a controlled depressurization experiment. The results of the simulations are compared with each other and with the experimental data. In the X-trip experiment a reactor trip was initiated from a steady operating condition of 90% of full power and the reactor allowed to depressurize via steam dump lines from the steam drums. During the transient data from a variety of instruments measuring coolant parameters, such as pressures, flows and temperatures, and plant state such as valve positions, were recorded. The version of RETRAN employed in the calculations was a development version of RETRAN-UK with the addition of a number of features from RELAP-UK, including Bryce slip and the Holmes drift flux model. The first 100 seconds of the X-trip transient in one of the two reactor loops has been simulated, during which time the system pressure falls from 940 to 170 psia.

  11. The Effect of Metallicity on Cepheid-Based Distances

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    Shoko Sakai; Laura Ferrarese; Rob Kennicutt; Abi Saha

    2004-02-20

    We have used the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on board the Hubble Space Telescope to obtain V and I images of seven nearby galaxies. For each, we have measured a distance using the tip of the red giant branch (TRGB) method. By comparing the TRGB distances to published Cepheid distances, we investigate the metallicity dependence of the Cepheid period-luminosity relation. Our sample is supplemented by 10 additional galaxies for which both TRGB and Cepheid distances are available in the literature, thus providing a uniform coverage in Cepheid abundances between 1/20 and 2 (O/H)solar. We find that the difference between Cepheid and TRGB distances decreases monotonically with increasing Cepheid abundance, consistent with a mean metallicity dependence of the Cepheid distance moduli of (delta(m-M))/(delta[O/H]) = -0.24 +- 0.05 mag/dex.

  12. Cepheid Variables and their Application to the Cosmological Distance Scale 

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    Hoffmann, Samantha L

    2013-05-02

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 3. DIFFERENCE IMAGING ANALYSIS OF TYPE IA SUPERNOVA HOST NGC 5584 FOR CEPHEID VARIABLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 3.1 Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 3.2 Observations and Data Reduction... and type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). This cosmological distance scale started with a geometric distance measurement of Cepheids, such as parallaxes by [5]. The Cepheid Period-Luminosity relation was characterized by [79] for use as a primary distance...

  13. Discovering the Nature of Dark Energy: Towards Better Distances...

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    Discovering the Nature of Dark Energy: Towards Better Distances from Type Ia Supernovae -- Final Technical Report Filippenko, Alexei Vladimir Univ. California, Berkeley 79...

  14. The Design, Construction, and Operation of Long-Distance High...

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    The Design, Construction, and Operation of Long-Distance High-Voltage Electricity Transmission Technologies Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library...

  15. Property:AvgTempGeoFluidIntoPlant | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPIProtectio1975)Energy Technology JumpWilliamDRAFTArea Jump

  16. Property:CoolingTowerWaterUseAnnlAvgGross | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPIProtectio1975)EnergyFloorAreaOfficesCollaborators Jump to:Capacity Jump

  17. Property:CoolingTowerWaterUseAnnlAvgConsumed | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsourceIIInformationEnergyReportNumber JumpConference Jump

  18. Risk Distance: The Loss of Strength Gradient and Colombia's Geography of Impunity

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    Demarest, Geoffrey

    2013-12-31

    The dissertation proposes a theoretical category of distance, risk distance, as a prompt for understanding outcomes in internal armed struggles. Geographers are familiar with cost distance -- conceiving distance according ...

  19. Ris-R-1518(EN) The necessary distance between large

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    Risø-R-1518(EN) The necessary distance between large wind farms offshore - study Sten Frandsen. As it is often the need for offshore wind farms, the model handles a regular array-geometry with straight rows distance between large wind farms in the offshore environment. The main results are given in Section 1

  20. A novel molecular index for secondary oil migration distance

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    alteration of buried organic matter in source rocks, followed by oil expulsion (primary migration) outA novel molecular index for secondary oil migration distance Liuping Zhang1 , Maowen Li2 , Yang migration distances from source rocks to reservoirs can greatly help in the search for new petroleum

  1. On maximal instances for the original syntenic distance Cedric Chauve

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    Chauve, Cedric

    genomes has been introduced by Ferretti, Nadeau and Sanko#11; as an approximation of the evolutionary distance between genomes for which the gene order is not known. This distance is the minimum number of fusions, #12;ssions and translocations required to transform a genome into an other. Kleinberg and Liben

  2. CHAOTIC DATA ENCRYPTION FOR LONG-DISTANCE MONITORING OF NUCLEAR

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    Koksal, Can Emre

    matrix = Lorenz system parameter = Lorenz system parameter = excess delayed neutron precursorsCHAOTIC DATA ENCRYPTION FOR LONG-DISTANCE MONITORING OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Günyaz Ablay The Ohio DATA ENCRYPTION FOR LONG-DISTANCE MONITORING OF NUCLEAR REACTORS Günyaz Ablay1 , C. Emre Koksal2

  3. Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem.

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    O'Leary, Michael

    Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem. Mike O'Leary Towson University 2010 Fall Western Section Meeting Los Angeles, CA October 9-10, 2010 Mike O'Leary (Towson Department for his assistance. Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Offender Distance Decay October 9, 2010 2

  4. Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem.

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    O'Leary, Michael

    Patterns in Offender Distance Decay and the Geographic Profiling Problem. Mike O'Leary Towson University 2011 Crime Mapping Conference Miami, FL October 19-21, 2011 Mike O'Leary (Towson University Department for his assistance. Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Offender Distance Decay October 21, 2011 2

  5. Introduction The median problem for the reversal distance in

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    Lonardi, Stefano

    genomes E. Ohlebusch, M.I. Abouelhoda, K. Hockel, J. Stallkamp University of Ulm, Germany CPM 2005 The median problem for the reversal distance in circular bacterial genomes #12;Introduction Methods Conclusion General Problem Distances Specific Problem Median Problem Given 3 genomes G1, G2, and G3, find

  6. Kinetic distance and kinetic maps from molecular dynamics simulation

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    Noe, Frank

    2015-01-01

    Characterizing macromolecular kinetics from molecular dynamics (MD) simulations requires a distance metric that can distinguish slowly-interconverting states. Here we build upon diffusion map theory and define a kinetic distance for irreducible Markov processes that quantifies how slowly molecular conformations interconvert. The kinetic distance can be computed given a model that approximates the eigenvalues and eigenvectors (reaction coordinates) of the MD Markov operator. Here we employ the time-lagged independent component analysis (TICA). The TICA components can be scaled to provide a kinetic map in which the Euclidean distance corresponds to the kinetic distance. As a result, the question of how many TICA dimensions should be kept in a dimensionality reduction approach becomes obsolete, and one parameter less needs to be specified in the kinetic model construction. We demonstrate the approach using TICA and Markov state model (MSM) analyses for illustrative models, protein conformation dynamics in bovine...

  7. Local and global statistical distances are equivalent on pure states

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    Scott M. Cohen

    2009-06-10

    The statistical distance between pure quantum states is obtained by finding a measurement that is optimal in a sense defined by Wootters. As such, one may expect that the statistical distance will turn out to be different if the set of possible measurements is restricted in some way. It nonetheless turns out that if the restriction is to local operations and classical communication (LOCC) on any multipartite system, then the statistical distance is the same as it is without restriction, being equal to the angle between the states in Hilbert space.

  8. Minimum Distance between Bent and 1-resilient Boolean Functions

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    , INDIA. soumen@iitg.ernet.in 2 Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B T Road, Kolkata 700 108, INDIA subho@isical.ac.in Abstract. In this paper we study the minimum distance between

  9. Distance determination to eight galaxies using expanding photosphere method

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    Bose, Subhash; Kumar, Brijesh, E-mail: email@subhashbose.com, E-mail: bose@aries.res.in [Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital 263002 (India)

    2014-02-20

    Type IIP supernovae (SNe) are recognized as independent extragalactic distance indicators; however, keeping in mind the diverse nature of their observed properties as well as the availability of good quality data, more and newer events need to be tested for their applicability as reliable distance indicators. We use early photometric and spectroscopic data of eight Type IIP SNe to derive distances to their host galaxies by using the expanding photosphere method (EPM). For five of these, the EPM is applied for the first time. In this work, we improved EPM application by using SYNOW estimated velocities and by semi-deconvolving the broadband filter responses while deriving color temperatures and blackbody angular radii. We find that the derived EPM distances are consistent with that derived using other redshift-independent methods.

  10. The solar neighborhood. XXXV. Distances to 1404 M dwarf systems...

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    solar neighborhood. XXXV. Distances to 1404 M dwarf systems within 25 PC in the southern sky Winters, Jennifer G.; Jao, Wei-Chun; Dieterich, Sergio B., E-mail:...

  11. Distance sampling and the challenge of monitoring butterfly populations

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    Shuker, David

    Distance sampling and the challenge of monitoring butterfly populations Nick J. B. Isaac110 5DD, UK; 5 Institute for Environment, Sustainability and Regeneration, Mellor Building Monitoring Scheme (UKBMS) have been influential in informing our understanding of environmental change

  12. TOWARD THE MINIMUM INNER EDGE DISTANCE OF THE HABITABLE ZONE

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    Zsom, Andras

    We explore the minimum distance from a host star where an exoplanet could potentially be habitable in order not to discard close-in rocky exoplanets for follow-up observations. We find that the inner edge of the Habitable ...

  13. Distance Learning and the WorldWide Web

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    Meyer, Albert R.

    /Singapore Distance Learning Project Develop and teach three courses at National University of Singapore and Nanyang. Applied research and development: Support for continuing improvement in education. Daedalus, Fall 1998, p

  14. A GPS Pseudorange Based Cooperative Vehicular Distance Measurement Technique

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    Yang, Daiqin

    Accurate vehicular localization is important for various cooperative vehicle safety (CVS) applications such as collision avoidance, turning assistant, etc. In this paper, we propose a cooperative vehicular distance measurement ...

  15. Authoring and Presentation Tools for Distance Learning over Interactive TV

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    Erdem, Cigdem Eroglu

    questions into interactive exams, and a virtual teacher whose facial animation is automatically generated]: Multimedia Information Systems ­ animations, evaluation/methodology, video. General Terms Management, Design, Human Factors. Keywords Distance education, interactive TV, set-top-box, multimedia presentation. 1

  16. Upper bounds on minimum distance of nonbinary quantum stabilizer codes 

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    Kumar, Santosh

    2005-11-01

    The most popular class of quantum error correcting codes is stabilizer codes. Binary quantum stabilizer codes have been well studied, and Calderbank, Rains, Shor and Sloane (July 1998) have constructed a table of upper bounds on the minimum distance...

  17. Cepheid Variables in M33 and the Extragalactic Distance Scale 

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    Bradshaw, Andrew K.

    2010-01-16

    , they can be used to determine distances to nearby galaxies and calibrate secondary distance indicators, such as type Ia supernovae. A detailed study of Cepheids in nearby galaxies is required in order to properly characterize their properties and variations... be related to other more fundamental quantities. The name ?variable star? can refer to a wide variety of objects, including supernovae, eclipsing binary stars, or even transiting planets. However, this thesis will be focused on a speci c type of variable star...

  18. SBF Distances to Leo and Virgo using the HST

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    P. W. Morris; T. Shanks

    1998-02-05

    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.

  19. Distances to Galactic high-velocity clouds. Complex C

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    B. P. Wakker; D. G. York; J. C. Howk; J. C. Barentine; R. Wilhelm; R. F. Peletier; H. van Woerden; T. C. Beers; Z. Ivezic; P. Richter; U. J. Schwarz

    2007-10-17

    We report the first determination of a distance bracket for the high-velocity cloud (HVC) complex C. Combined with previous measurements showing that this cloud has a metallicity of 0.15 times solar, these results provide ample evidence that complex C traces the continuing accretion of intergalactic gas falling onto the Milky Way. Accounting for both neutral and ionized hydrogen as well as He, the distance bracket implies a mass of 3-14x10^6 M_sun, and the complex represents a mass inflow of 0.1-0.25 M_sun/yr. We base our distance bracket on the detection of CaII absorption in the spectrum of the blue horizontal branch star SDSS J120404.78+623345.6, in combination with a significant non-detection toward the BHB star BS 16034-0114. These results set a strong distance bracket of 3.7-11.2 kpc on the distance to complex C. A more weakly supported lower limit of 6.7 kpc may be derived from the spectrum of the BHB star BS 16079-0017.

  20. Time-delay Cosmography: Increased Leverage with Angular Diameter Distances

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    Jee, Inh; Suyu, Sherry H; Huterer, Dragan

    2015-01-01

    Strong lensing time-delay systems constrain cosmological parameters via the so-called time-delay distance and the angular diameter distance to the lens. In previous studies, only the former information was used. In this paper, we show that the cosmological constraints improve significantly when the latter information is also included. Specifically, the angular diameter distance plays a crucial role in breaking the degeneracy between the curvature of the Universe and the time-varying equation of state of dark energy. Using a mock sample of 55 bright quadruple lens systems based on expectations for ongoing/future imaging surveys, we find that adding the angular diameter distance information to the time-delay distance information and the cosmic microwave background data of Planck improves the constraint on the constant equation of state by 30%, on the time variation in the equation of state by a factor of two, and on the Hubble constant in the flat $\\Lambda$CDM model by a factor of two. Therefore, previous forec...

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

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    Norman, Eric B.

    2009-01-01

    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

  2. How Pseudo-Boolean Programming can help Genome Rearrangement Distance Computation

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    Fertin, Guillaume

    How Pseudo-Boolean Programming can help Genome Rearrangement Distance Computation S vialette@lri.fr Abstract. Computing genomic distances between whole genomes is a fundamental problem in comparative genomics. Recent researches have resulted in different genomic distance definitions: number

  3. The Hubble Constant from the Fornax Cluster Distance

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    Tom Richtler; Georg Drenkhahn; Matias Gomez; Wilhelm Seggewiss

    1999-05-17

    Type Ia supernovae are the best cosmological standard candles available. The intrinsic scatter of their decline-rate- and colour-corrected peak brightnesses in the Hubble diagram is within observational error limits, corresponding to an uncertainty of only 3km/s/Mpc of the Hubble constant. Any additional uncertainty, resulting from peak-brightness calibration, must be kept small by measuring distances to nearby host galaxies most precisely. A number of different distance determinations of the Fornax cluster of galaxies agree well on a distance modulus of 31.35+-0.04mag (18.6+-0.3Mpc). This leads to accurate absolute magnitudes of the well-observed Fornax type Ia SNe SN1980N, SN1981D, and SN1992A and finally to a Hubble constant of H_0=72+-6km/s/Mpc.

  4. Exploring the Graph of Graphs: Network Evolution and Centrality Distances

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    Pignolet, Yvonne Anne; Schmid, Stefan; Tredan, Gilles

    2015-01-01

    The topological structure of complex networks has fascinated researchers for several decades, and today we have a fairly good understanding of the types and reoccurring characteristics of many different complex networks. However, surprisingly little is known today about models to compare complex graphs, and quantitatively measure their similarity and dynamics. In the past a variety of node centralities, i.e., functions which assign values to nodes to represent their importance in the graph. Based on such centralities we propose a natural similarity measure for complex networks: the centrality distance $d_C$, the difference between two graphs with respect to a given node centrality $C$. Centrality distances can take the specific roles of the different nodes in the network into account, and have many interesting applications. As a case study, we investigate the evolution of networks with respect to centrality distances and their approximations based on closeness, betweenness, pagerank, clustering and degree cen...

  5. Distance determinations to shield galaxies from Hubble space telescope imaging

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    McQuinn, Kristen B. W.; Skillman, Evan D. [Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Cannon, John M.; Cave, Ian [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew E. [Raytheon Company, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States); Salzer, John J. [Department of Astronomy, Indiana University, 727 East 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 (United States); Haynes, Martha P.; Adams, Elizabeth; Giovanelli, Riccardo [Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Space Sciences Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States); Elson, Ed C. [Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre (ACGC), Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa); Ott, Juërgen [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box O, 1003 Lopezville Road, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Saintonge, Amélie, E-mail: kmcquinn@astro.umn.edu [Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, D-85741 Garching (Germany)

    2014-04-10

    The Survey of H I in Extremely Low-mass Dwarf (SHIELD) galaxies is an ongoing multi-wavelength program to characterize the gas, star formation, and evolution in gas-rich, very low-mass galaxies. The galaxies were selected from the first ?10% of the H I Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA (ALFALFA) survey based on their inferred low H I mass and low baryonic mass, and all systems have recent star formation. Thus, the SHIELD sample probes the faint end of the galaxy luminosity function for star-forming galaxies. Here, we measure the distances to the 12 SHIELD galaxies to be between 5 and 12 Mpc by applying the tip of the red giant method to the resolved stellar populations imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Based on these distances, the H I masses in the sample range from 4 × 10{sup 6} to 6 × 10{sup 7} M {sub ?}, with a median H I mass of 1 × 10{sup 7} M {sub ?}. The tip of the red giant branch distances are up to 73% farther than flow-model estimates in the ALFALFA catalog. Because of the relatively large uncertainties of flow-model distances, we are biased toward selecting galaxies from the ALFALFA catalog where the flow model underestimates the true distances. The measured distances allow for an assessment of the native environments around the sample members. Five of the galaxies are part of the NGC 672 and NGC 784 groups, which together constitute a single structure. One galaxy is part of a larger linear ensemble of nine systems that stretches 1.6 Mpc from end to end. Three galaxies reside in regions with 1-9 neighbors, and four galaxies are truly isolated with no known system identified within a radius of 1 Mpc.

  6. A Parametric Study of the Thermal-Hydraulic Response of Supercritical Light Water Reactors During Loss-of-Feedwater and Turbine-Trip Events

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    Cliff B. Davis; Jacopo Buongiorno; Philip E. MacDonald

    2003-09-01

    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory in investigating the feasibility of supercritical light water reactors for low-cost electric power production through a Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Project sponsored by the United State Department of Energy. The project is evaluating a variety of technical issues related to the fuel and reactor design, material corrosion, and safety characteristics. This paper presents the results of parametric calculations using the RELAP5 computer code to characterize the thermal-hydraulic response of supercritical reactors to transients initiated by loss-of-feedwater and turbine-trip events. The purpose of the calculations was to aid in the design of the safety systems by determining the time available for the safety systems to respond and their required capacities.

  7. Development of the table of initial isolation distances and protective action distances for the 2004 emergency response guidebook.

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    Brown, D. F.; Freeman, W. A.; Carhart, R. A.; Krumpolc, M.; Decision and Information Sciences; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

    2005-09-23

    This report provides technical documentation for values in the Table of Initial Isolation and Protective Action Distances (PADs) in the 2004 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2004). The objective for choosing the PADs specified in the ERG2004 is to balance the need to adequately protect the public from exposure to potentially harmful substances against the risks and expenses that could result from overreacting to a spill. To quantify this balance, a statistical approach is adopted, whereby the best available information is used to conduct an accident scenario analysis and develop a set of up to 1,000,000 hypothetical incidents. The set accounts for differences in containers types, incident types, accident severity (i.e., amounts released), locations, times of day, times of year, and meteorological conditions. Each scenario is analyzed using detailed emission rate and atmospheric dispersion models to calculate the downwind chemical concentrations from which a 'safe distance' is determined. The safe distance is defined as the distance downwind from the source at which the chemical concentration falls below health protection criteria. The American Industrial Hygiene Association's Emergency Response Planning Guideline Level 2 (ERPG-2) or equivalent is the health criteria used. The statistical sample of safe distance values for all incidents considered in the analysis are separated into four categories: small spill/daytime release, small spill/nighttime release, large spill/daytime release, and large spill/nighttime release. The 90th-percentile safe distance values for each of these groups became the PADs that appear in the ERG2004.

  8. Online Distance Recovery for a Sewer Inspection Robot Marina Kolesnik

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    Kolesnik, Marina

    Online Distance Recovery for a Sewer Inspection Robot Marina Kolesnik Institute for Autonomous computation based on images taken in a sewer by a robot-inspector is presented. Modern concrete sewers provide regular marks on the sewer images and can be used for their 3-D interpretation. After each robot

  9. On the White Dwarf distances to Galactic Globular Clusters

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    M. Salaris; S. Cassisi; E. Garcia-Berro; J. Isern; S. Torres

    2001-03-20

    We analyze in detail various possible sources of systematic errors on the distances of globular clusters derived by fitting a local template DA white dwarf sequence to the cluster counterpart (the so-called WD-fitting technique). We find that the unknown thickness of the hydrogen layer of white dwarfs in clusters plays a non negligible role. For reasonable assumptions - supported by the few sparse available observational constraints - about the unknown mass and thickness of the hydrogen layer for the cluster white dwarfs, a realistic estimate of the systematic error on the distance is within +-0.10 mag. However, particular combinations of white dwarf masses and envelope thicknesses - which at present cannot be excluded a priori - could produce larger errors. Contamination of the cluster DA sequence by non-DA white dwarfs introduces a very small systematic error of about -0.03 mag in the Mv/(V-I) plane, but in the Mv/(B-V) plane the systematic error amounts to ~ +0.20 mag. Contamination by white dwarfs with helium cores should not influence appreciably the WD-fitting distances. Finally, we obtain a derivative D((m-M)v)/D(E(B-V))~ -5.5 for the WD-fitting distances, which is very similar to the dependence found when using the Main Sequence fitting technique.

  10. Defense from a distance ORNL robotics sensors detect underwater

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    SCIENCE Defense from a distance ORNL robotics sensors detect underwater explosive ordnance Modern of the future are not human oriented, but robotics oriented. For robots to perform their mission of safety at the forefront of robotics design, these are the droids we are looking for. ­Dylan Platz Karnowski analyzes

  11. GIS IN LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Distance Education Section

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    Ma, Lena

    1 GIS IN LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SWS 5721C Distance Education Section [GIS: Geographic Information, reading material, library of GIS video clips, and GIS resources) Email and discussion board are used communication): Chat sessions: Thursday 8-9 p.m. US Eastern Time. A virtual computer lab is used for GIS

  12. The breakpoint distance for signed sequences (extended abstract)

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    Chauve, Cedric

    of reversals, insertion and deletion between two genomes, G and H with possibly multiple genes from the same the evolutionary distance between genomes in terms of gene order rearrangements has been intensively studied, from in comparative genomics [2]. From an algorithmic point, it can roughly be de#12;ned as follows: given a set

  13. Detecting VoIP Floods Using the Hellinger Distance

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    Wang, Haining

    Detecting VoIP Floods Using the Hellinger Distance Hemant Sengar, Student Member, IEEE, Haining running over the TCP/IP suite, it is susceptible to flooding attacks. If flooded, as a time. Because multiple protocols are involved in a VoIP service and most of them are susceptible to flooding

  14. Topographic Distance Functions for Interpolation of Meteorological Data

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    Hamann, Bernd

    Topographic Distance Functions for Interpolation of Meteorological Data Burkhard Lehner1 , Georg evapotranspiration ET0. It is usually estimated from other meteorological quantities measured at weather stations for agricultural and urban needs. Also for setting up a land use plan it can be a base for decisions. One important

  15. 75Radiation Dose and Distance This iconic photo was

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    on March 15, a few days after the Japan 2011 earthquake, which caused severe damage to the Fukushima Press/Kyodo News) The devastating Japan 2011 earthquake damaged the nuclear reactors in Fukushima, which: Date Distance (km) Location Dose Rate (microSeiverts/hr) March 15 1 km Fukushima #2 plant 8,200 March

  16. Weighted Distance Weighted Discrimination and its Asymptotic Properties

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    Zhang, Hao "Helen"

    and Phrases: Fisher consistency; High-dimensional, low-sample size data; Linear discrimination; Non-standard Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 4 School The Support Vector Machine (SVM) (Vapnik 1995) is a powerful classification tool. Distance Weighted

  17. Computing the minimal distance of cyclic codes Jose Felipe Voloch

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    Voloch, Felipe

    , 0 r r and compute a table of all codewords with exactly r nonzero coordinates among its first k below. Chen produced a table of the minimal distances of binary cyclic codes of length at most 65 which shift of c with exactly r nonzero coordinates among its first k coordinates. See [CS, lemma 1

  18. THE FIRST ACCURATE PARALLAX DISTANCE TO A BLACK HOLE

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    Miller-Jones, J. C. A.

    Using astrometric VLBI observations, we have determined the parallax of the black hole X-ray binary V404 Cyg to be 0.418 [plus or minus sign] 0.024 mas, corresponding to a distance of 2.39 [plus or minus sign] 0.14 kpc, ...

  19. TRIUMAH 2012 RESULTS MALES BY AGE * distance measured in miles

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    Thomas, David D.

    TRIUMAH 2012 RESULTS MALES BY AGE * distance measured in miles Last Name First Name Swim Bike Run+ Ferber Warren 0.364 7.390 2.300 10.054 50+ Luther Richard 0.500 6.900 2.420 9.820 Ages Other Strom Thad 0

  20. Free Energy Surfaces from Single-Distance Information Philipp Schuetz,

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    Caflisch, Amedeo

    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

  1. Distance Estimation Using Bidirectional Communications Without Synchronous Clocking

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    Sethares, William A.

    Estimation via Asynchronous Clocks (DEVAC) and (2) Distance Estimation via Asynchronous Phase Shift (DEVAPS a reply that acts analogously to the return of the radar. The DEVAPS method operates analogously and frequency accuracy are computed to show the limits of performance with the DEVAPS method. The analytical

  2. The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for nontrivial genomes cannot be approximated

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    Fertin, Guillaume

    The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for non­trivial genomes cannot be approximated Guillaume Blin 1 ­ France guillaume.fertin@univ­nantes.fr Abstract. A promising and active field of comparative genomics con­ sists in comparing two genomes by establishing a one­to­one correspon­ dence (i.e., a matching) between

  3. Of mice and men: Algorithms for evolutionary distances

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    Kececioglu, John

    Of mice and men: Algorithms for evolutionary distances between genomes with translocation \\Lambda is combinatorial algorithms for genome rear­ rangement. In the course of its evolution, the genome of an organism is to determine the minimum number of such events that transform one genome to another. This number is called

  4. On the Impact of Cepheid Outliers on the Distance Ladder

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    Becker, M R; Rozo, E; Marshall, P; Rykoff, E S

    2015-01-01

    Recent work by Efstathiou (2014) highlighted the importance of outliers in the period-luminosity (PL) relation of Cepheid data on the distance ladder. We present a statistical framework designed to address this difficulty, and apply it to the Cepheid data from the Milky Way (MW), the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), and the Riess et al. (2011) (hereafter R11) dataset. We consider two possible models of the outlier population in the R11 Cepheid dataset. One of these models exhibits tension between the PL relation of the R11 cepheids and the MW+LMC cepheids, while the other does not. We extend our models to adequately account for tension between the cepheid data sets when appropriate. Our outlier treatment has a significant impact on the distance scales to Supernovae hosts with Cepheid distances, increasing the uncertainty in these distances by a median factor of ~30%. We further find that our Cepheid outlier treatment translates into a modest, but non-negligible increase in the statistical uncertainty of H0, addi...

  5. Detecting Anomalies in Unmanned Vehicles Using the Mahalanobis Distance

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    Kaminka, Gal A.

    the vehicles deviations from nominal behavior. I. INTRODUCTION Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and UnmannedDetecting Anomalies in Unmanned Vehicles Using the Mahalanobis Distance Raz Lin, Eliyahu Khalastchi 52900 {linraz,galk}@cs.biu.ac.il Abstract-- The use of unmanned autonomous vehicles is becoming more

  6. Modelling long-distance seed dispersal in heterogeneous landscapes.

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    Levey, Douglas, J.; Tewlsbury, Joshua, J.; Bolker, Benjamin, M.

    2008-01-01

    1. Long-distance seed dispersal is difficult to measure, yet key to understanding plant population dynamics and community composition. 2. We used a spatially explicit model to predict the distribution of seeds dispersed long distances by birds into habitat patches of different shapes. All patches were the same type of habitat and size, but varied in shape. They occurred in eight experimental landscapes, each with five patches of four different shapes, 150 m apart in a matrix of mature forest. The model was parameterized with smallscale movement data collected from field observations of birds. In a previous study we validated the model by testing its predictions against observed patterns of seed dispersal in real landscapes with the same types and spatial configuration of patches as in the model. 3. Here we apply the model more broadly, examining how patch shape influences the probability of seed deposition by birds into patches, how dispersal kernels (distributions of dispersal distances) vary with patch shape and starting location, and how movement of seeds between patches is affected by patch shape. 4. The model predicts that patches with corridors or other narrow extensions receive higher numbers of seeds than patches without corridors or extensions. This pattern is explained by edgefollowing behaviour of birds. Dispersal distances are generally shorter in heterogeneous landscapes (containing patchy habitat) than in homogeneous landscapes, suggesting that patches divert the movement of seed dispersers, ‘holding’ them long enough to increase the probability of seed defecation in the patches. Dispersal kernels for seeds in homogeneous landscapes were smooth, whereas those in heterogenous landscapes were irregular. In both cases, long-distance (> 150 m) dispersal was surprisingly common, usually comprising approximately 50% of all dispersal events. 5. Synthesis . Landscape heterogeneity has a large influence on patterns of long-distance seed dispersal. Our results suggest that long-distance dispersal events can be predicted using spatially explicit modelling to scale-up local movements, placing them in a landscape context. Similar techniques are commonly used by landscape ecologists to model other types of movement; they offer much promise to the study of seed dispersal.

  7. An Accurate Distance to High-Velocity Cloud Complex C

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    C. Thom; J. E. G. Peek; M. E. Putman; Carl Heiles; K. M. G. Peek; R. Wilhelm

    2008-04-23

    We report an accurate distance of d = 10+/-2.5kpc to the high-velocity cloud Complex C. Using high signal-to-noise Keck/HIRES spectra of two horizontal-branch stars, we have detected CaII K absorption lines from the cloud. Significant non-detections toward a further 3 stars yield robust lower distance limits. The resulting HI mass of Complex C is 4.9^{+2.8}_{-2.2} x 10^6 Msun; a total mass of 8.2^{+4.6}_{-2.6} x 10^6 Msun is implied, after corrections for helium and ionization. At 10kpc, Complex C has physical dimensions 3x15 kpc, and if it is as thick as it is wide, then the average density is log ~ -2.5. We estimate the contribution of Complex C to the mass influx may be as high as ~0.14 Msun/yr.

  8. A New Resource for College Distance Education Astronomy Laboratory Exercises

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    Vogt, Nicole P; Muise, Amy Smith

    2015-01-01

    This article introduces a set of distance education astronomy laboratory exercises for use by college students and instructors and discuss first usage results. This General Astronomy Education Source (GEAS) exercise set contains eight two-week projects designed to guide students through both core content and mathematical applications of general astronomy material. Projects are divided between hands-on activities and computer-aided analyses of modern astronomical data. The suite of online resources includes student and instructor guides, laboratory report templates, learning objectives, video tutorials, plotting tools, and web-based applications that allow students to analyze both images and spectra of astronomical objects. A pilot usage study indicates that distance learners using these materials perform as well or better than a comparison cohort of on-campus students. We are actively seeking collaborators to use these resources in astronomy courses and other educational venues.

  9. Distance Priors from \\emph{Planck} 2015 data

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    Qing-Guo Huang; Ke Wang; Sai Wang

    2015-09-03

    We update the distance priors by adopting $Planck~ \\textrm{TT,TE,EE}+\\textrm{lowP}$ data released in 2015, and our results impose at least $30\\%$ tighter constraints than those from $Planck~ \\textrm{TT}+\\textrm{lowP}$. Combining the distance priors with the combination of supernova Union~2.1 compilation of 580 SNe (Union~2.1) and low redshift Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) data, we constrain the cosmological parameters in the freely binned dark energy (FBDE) and FBDE$+\\Omega_k$ models respectively, and find that the equations of state of dark energy in both models are consistent with $w=-1$. Furthermore, we show that the tension with the BAO data at $z=2.34$ from Ly$\\alpha$ forest (Ly$\\alpha$F) auto-correlation and Combined Ly$\\alpha$F cannot be relaxed in the FBDE and FBDE$+\\Omega_k$ models.

  10. Gromov-Hausdorff Distance for Quantum Metric Spaces

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    Marc A. Rieffel

    2003-02-20

    By a quantum metric space we mean a C^*-algebra (or more generally an order-unit space) equipped with a generalization of the Lipschitz seminorm on functions which is defined by an ordinary metric. We develop for compact quantum metric spaces a version of Gromov-Hausdorff distance. We show that the basic theorems of the classical theory have natural quantum analogues. Our main example involves the quantum tori, $A_{\\th}$. We show, for consistently defined ``metrics'', that if a sequence $\\{\\th_n\\}$ of parameters converges to a parameter $\\th$, then the sequence $\\{A_{\\th_n}\\}$ of quantum tori converges in quantum Gromov-Hausdorff distance to $A_{\\th}$.

  11. A characterization of Q-polynomial distance-regular graphs

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    Jurisic, Aleksandar; Zitnik, Arjana

    2009-01-01

    We obtain the following characterization of $Q$-polynomial distance-regular graphs. Let $\\G$ denote a distance-regular graph with diameter $d\\ge 3$. Let $E$ denote a minimal idempotent of $\\G$ which is not the trivial idempotent $E_0$. Let $\\{\\theta_i^*\\}_{i=0}^d$ denote the dual eigenvalue sequence for $E$. We show that $E$ is $Q$-polynomial if and only if (i) the entry-wise product $E \\circ E$ is a linear combination of $E_0$, $E$, and at most one other minimal idempotent of $\\G$; (ii) there exists a complex scalar $\\beta$ such that $\\theta^*_{i-1}-\\beta \\theta^*_i + \\theta^*_{i+1}$ is independent of $i$ for $1 \\le i \\le d-1$; (iii) $\\theta^*_i \

  12. Scanning optical microscope with long working distance objective

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    Cloutier, Sylvain G. (Newark, DE)

    2010-10-19

    A scanning optical microscope, including: a light source to generate a beam of probe light; collimation optics to substantially collimate the probe beam; a probe-result beamsplitter; a long working-distance, infinity-corrected objective; scanning means to scan a beam spot of the focused probe beam on or within a sample; relay optics; and a detector. The collimation optics are disposed in the probe beam. The probe-result beamsplitter is arranged in the optical paths of the probe beam and the resultant light from the sample. The beamsplitter reflects the probe beam into the objective and transmits resultant light. The long working-distance, infinity-corrected objective is also arranged in the optical paths of the probe beam and the resultant light. It focuses the reflected probe beam onto the sample, and collects and substantially collimates the resultant light. The relay optics are arranged to relay the transmitted resultant light from the beamsplitter to the detector.

  13. Light deflection in Weyl gravity: critical distances for photon paths

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    S. Pireaux

    2004-03-16

    The Weyl gravity appears to be a very peculiar theory. The contribution of the Weyl linear parameter to the effective geodesic potential is opposite for massive and nonmassive geodesics. However, photon geodesics do not depend on the unknown conformal factor, unlike massive geodesics. Hence light deflection offers an interesting test of the Weyl theory. In order to investigate light deflection in the setting of Weyl gravity, we first distinguish between a weak field and a strong field approximation. Indeed, the Weyl gravity does not turn off asymptotically and becomes even stronger at larger distances. We then take full advantage of the conformal invariance of the photon effective potential to provide the key radial distances in Weyl gravity. According to those, we analyze the weak and strong field regime for light deflection. We further show some amazing features of the Weyl theory in the strong regime.

  14. Electrical probe diagnostics for the laminar flame quenching distance

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    Karrer, Maxime; Makarov, Maxime; Bellenoue, Marc; Labuda, Sergei; Sotton, Julien

    2010-02-15

    A simplified theory, previously developed for the general case of weakly ionized gas flow, is used to predict electrical probe response when the flame is quenched on the probe surface. This theory is based on the planar model of space charge sheaths around the measuring electrode. For the flame quenching case, by assuming that the sheath thickness is comparable with the thermal boundary layer thickness, probe current can be related to flame quenching distance. The theoretical assumptions made to obtain the analytical formulation of probe current were experimentally proved by using direct visualization and high-frequency PIV. The direct visualization method was also used to validate the results of flame quenching distance values obtained with electrical probe. The electrical probe diagnostics have been verified for both head-on and sidewall flame quenching regimes and for stoichiometric methane/air and propane/air mixtures in a pressure range of 0.05-0.6 MPa. (author)

  15. THE MEMBERSHIP AND DISTANCE OF THE OPEN CLUSTER COLLINDER 419

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    Roberts, Lewis C.; Gies, Douglas R.; Parks, J. Robert; Grundstrom, Erika D.; McSwain, M. Virginia; Berger, David H.; Mason, Brian D.; Ten Brummelaar, Theo A.; Turner, Nils H. E-mail: gies@chara.gsu.ed E-mail: erika.grundstrom@vanderbilt.ed E-mail: dberger@sysplan.co E-mail: theo@chara-array.or

    2010-09-15

    The young open cluster Collinder 419 surrounds the massive O star, HD 193322, that is itself a remarkable multiple star system containing at least four components. Here we present a discussion of the cluster distance based upon new spectral classifications of the brighter members, UBV photometry, and an analysis of astrometric and photometric data from the third U. S. Naval Observatory CCD Astrograph Catalog and Two Micron All Sky Survey Catalog. We determine an average cluster reddening of E(B - V) = 0.37 {+-} 0.05 mag and a cluster distance of 741 {+-} 36 pc. The cluster probably contains some very young stars that may include a reddened M3 III star, IRAS 20161+4035.

  16. Distance-redshift relations in an anisotropic cosmological model

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    Menezes, R. S. Jr. [Instituto Federal da Bahia, Salvador, BA (Brazil); Pigozzo, C.; Carneiro, S., E-mail: rsmjr@ifba.edu.br, E-mail: cpigozzo@ufba.br, E-mail: saulo.carneiro.ufba@gmail.com [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

    2013-03-01

    In this paper we study an anisotropic model generated from a particular Bianchi type-III metric, which is a generalization of Gödel's metric and an exact solution of Einstein's field equations. We analyse type Ia supernova data, namely the SDSS sample calibrated with the MLCS2k2 fitter, and we verify in which ranges of distances and redshifts the anisotropy could be observed. We also consider, in a joint analysis, the position of the first peak in the CMB anisotropy spectrum, as well as current observational constraints on the Hubble constant. We conclude that a small anisotropy is permitted by the data, and that more accurate measurements of supernova distances above z = 2 might indicate the existence of such anisotropy in the universe.

  17. Short distance signatures in Cosmology: Why not in Black Holes?

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    Roberto Casadio; Laura Mersini

    2002-08-07

    Current theoretical investigations seem to indicate the possibility of observing signatures of short distance physics in the Cosmic Microwave Background spectrum. We try to gain a deeper understanding on why all information about this regime is lost in the case of Black Hole radiation but not necessarily so in a cosmological setting by using the moving mirror as a toy model for both backgrounds. The different responses of the Hawking and Cosmic Microwave Background spectra to short distance physics are derived in the appropriate limit when the moving mirror mimics a Black Hole background or an expanding universe. The different sensitivities to new physics, displayed by both backgrounds, are clarified through an averaging prescription that accounts for the intrinsic uncertainty in their quantum fluctuations. We then proceed to interpret the physical significance of our findings for time-dependent backgrounds in the light of nonlocal string theory.

  18. Evaluating a Master's Degree Program via Distance Education 

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    Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Kemp, Janie; Treviñ o, Polly; Tong, Fuhui; Castillo, Raymond

    2010-10-22

    -1 Evaluating a Master?s Degree Program via Distance Education Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio Janie Kemp Polly Trevi?o Fuhui Tong Raymond Castillo TTVN Conference Galveston, TX January 18, 2006 Texas A&M University Bilingual Education Program Dept... and High School Levels Online Program Texas A&M University Bilingual Education Programs ? Undergraduate Program ? Currently 105 undergraduate students working toward teaching degree and certification in Bil/ESL ? Master?s Program ? First Master?s...

  19. Time, Distance, Velocity, Redshift: a personal guided tour

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    T. Kiang

    2003-08-01

    An attempt to answer the question 'Can we observe galaxies that recede faster than light ?' led to a re-examination of the notions of time, distance, velocity and redshift as they occur in newtonian physics, special relativity, general relativity and cosmology. A number of misconceptions were uncovered. It was found that, once freed of special relativity preconceptions, the above question is easily and unequivocally answered

  20. AN IMPROVED METHOD TO TEST THE DISTANCE-DUALITY RELATION

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    Yang, Xi; Yu, Hao-Ran; Zhang, Tong-Jie [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China)] [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Zhang, Zhi-Song, E-mail: tjzhang@bnu.edu.cn [Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin Heilongjiang 150001 (China)] [Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin Heilongjiang 150001 (China)

    2013-11-10

    Many researchers have performed cosmological-model-independent tests for the distance-duality (DD) relation. Theoretical work has been conducted based on the results of these tests. However, we find that almost all of these tests were perhaps not cosmological-model-independent after all, because the distance moduli taken from a given type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) compilation are dependent on a given cosmological model and Hubble constant. In this Letter, we overcome these defects and by creating a new cosmological-model-independent test for the DD relation. We use the original data from the Union2 SNe Ia compilation and the angular diameter distances from two galaxy cluster samples compiled by De Filippis et al. and Bonamente et al. to test the DD relation. Our results suggest that the DD relation is compatible with observations, and the spherical model is slightly better than the elliptical model at describing the intrinsic shape of galaxy clusters if the DD relation is valid. However, these results are different from those of previous work.

  1. A short working distance multiple crystal x-ray spectrometer

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    Dickinson, B.; Seidler, G. T.; Webb, Z. W.; Bradley, J. A.; Nagle, K. P. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Heald, S. M. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Gordon, R. A. [Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6 (Canada); Chou, I. M. [U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia 20192 (United States)

    2008-12-15

    For x-ray spot sizes of a few tens of microns or smaller, a millimeter-sized flat analyzer crystal placed {approx}1 cm from the sample will exhibit high energy resolution while subtending a collection solid angle comparable to that of a typical spherically bent crystal analyzer (SBCA) at much larger working distances. Based on this observation and a nonfocusing geometry for the analyzer optic, we have constructed and tested a short working distance (SWD) multicrystal x-ray spectrometer. This prototype instrument has a maximum effective collection solid angle of 0.14 sr, comparable to that of 17 SBCA at 1 m working distance. We find good agreement with prior work for measurements of the Mn K{beta} x-ray emission and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering for MnO, and also for measurements of the x-ray absorption near-edge structure for Dy metal using L{alpha}{sub 2} partial-fluorescence yield detection. We discuss future applications at third- and fourth-generation light sources. For concentrated samples, the extremely large collection angle of SWD spectrometers will permit collection of high-resolution x-ray emission spectra with a single pulse of the Linac Coherent Light Source. The range of applications of SWD spectrometers and traditional multi-SBCA instruments has some overlap, but also is significantly complementary.

  2. High speed, long distance, data transmission multiplexing circuit

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    Mariotti, Razvan (Boulder, CO)

    1991-01-01

    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.

  3. Large Distance Continuous Variables Communication with Concatenated Swaps

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    Muhammad Asjad; Stefano Zippilli; Paolo Tombesi; David Vitali

    2015-04-01

    The radiation-pressure interaction between electromagnetic fields and mechanical resonators can be used to efficiently entangle two light fields which couple to a single mechanical mode. We analyze the performance of this process under realistic optomechanical conditions, and we determine the effectiveness of the resulting entanglement as a resource for quantum teleportation of continuous-variable light signals, over large distances, mediated by concatenated swap operations. We study the sensitiveness of the protocol to the quality factor of the mechanical systems, and its performance in non-ideal situations in which losses and reduced detection efficiencies are taken into account.

  4. Gamma ray burst distances and the timescape cosmology

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    Peter R. Smale

    2011-08-22

    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.

  5. The effect of weak lensing on distance estimates from supernovae

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    Smith, Mathew; Maartens, Roy [Department of Physics, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town 7535 (South Africa); Bacon, David J.; Nichol, Robert C.; Campbell, Heather; D'Andrea, Chris B. [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); Clarkson, Chris [Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre (ACGC), Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa); Bassett, Bruce A. [South African Astronomical Observatory, P.O. Box 9, Observatory 7935 (South Africa); Cinabro, David [Wayne State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Detroit, MI 48202 (United States); Finley, David A.; Frieman, Joshua A. [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Galbany, Lluis [CENTRA Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofísica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Garnavich, Peter M. [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Olmstead, Matthew D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Schneider, Donald P. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Shapiro, Charles [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91109 (United States); Sollerman, Jesper, E-mail: matsmith2@gmail.com [The Oskar Klein Centre, Department of Astronomy, AlbaNova, SE-106 91 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2014-01-01

    Using a sample of 608 Type Ia supernovae from the SDSS-II and BOSS surveys, combined with a sample of foreground galaxies from SDSS-II, we estimate the weak lensing convergence for each supernova line of sight. We find that the correlation between this measurement and the Hubble residuals is consistent with the prediction from lensing (at a significance of 1.7?). Strong correlations are also found between the residuals and supernova nuisance parameters after a linear correction is applied. When these other correlations are taken into account, the lensing signal is detected at 1.4?. We show, for the first time, that distance estimates from supernovae can be improved when lensing is incorporated, by including a new parameter in the SALT2 methodology for determining distance moduli. The recovered value of the new parameter is consistent with the lensing prediction. Using cosmic microwave background data from WMAP7, H {sub 0} data from Hubble Space Telescope and Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Baryon acoustic oscillations measurements, we find the best-fit value of the new lensing parameter and show that the central values and uncertainties on ? {sub m} and w are unaffected. The lensing of supernovae, while only seen at marginal significance in this low-redshift sample, will be of vital importance for the next generation of surveys, such as DES and LSST, which will be systematics-dominated.

  6. V838 Mon: light echo evolution and distance estimate

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    Lisa A. Crause; Warrick A. Lawson; John W. Menzies; Fred Marang

    2005-01-22

    Following its 2002 February eruption, V838 Mon developed a light echo that continues to expand and evolve as light from the outburst scatters off progressively more distant circumstellar and/or interstellar material. Multi-filter images of the light echo, obtained with the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) 1.0-m telescope between 2002 May and 2004 December, are analysed and made available electronically. The expansion of the light echo is measured from the images and the data compared with models for scattering by a thin sheet and a thin shell of dust. From these model results we infer that the dust is likely in the form of a thin sheet distant from the star, suggesting that the material is of interstellar origin, rather than being from earlier stages in the star's evolution. Although the fit is uncertain, we derive a stellar distance of ~ 9 kpc and a star-dust distance of ~ 5 pc, in good agreement with recent results reported from other methods. We also present JHKL and Cousins UBVRI photometry obtained at the SAAO during the star's second, third and fourth observing seasons post-outburst. These data show complex infrared colour behaviour while V838 Mon is slowly brightening in the optical.

  7. Nonlinear, noniterative, single-distance phase retrieval and developmental biology

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    Moosmann, Julian; Altapova, Venera; Haenschke, Daniel; Hofmann, Ralf; Baumbach, Tilo

    2012-05-17

    For coherent X-ray imaging, based on phase contrast through free-space Fresnel propagation, we discuss two noniterative, nonlinear approaches to the phase-retrieval problem from a single-distance intensity map of a pure-phase object. On one hand, a perturbative set-up is proposed where nonlinear corrections to the linearized transport-of-intensity situation are expanded in powers of the object-detector distance z and are evaluated in terms of the linear estimate. On the other hand, a nonperturbative projection algorithm, which is based on the (linear and local) contrast-transfer function (CTF), works with an effective phase in Fourier space. This effective phase obeys a modified CTF relation between intensity contrast at z > 0 and phase contrast at z= 0: Unphysical singularities of the local CTF model are cut off to yield 'quasiparticles' in analogy to the theory of the Fermi liquid. By identifying the positions of the zeros of the Fourier transformed intensity contrast as order parameters for the dynamical breaking of scaling symmetry we investigate the phase structure of the forward-propagation problem when interpreted as a statistical system. Results justify the quasiparticle approach for a wide range of intermediary phase variations. The latter algorithm is applied to data from biological samples recorded at the beamlines TopoTomo and ID19 at ANKA and ESRF, respectively.

  8. Impact of receptor-ligand distance on adhesion cluster stability

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    T. Erdmann; U. S. Schwarz

    2007-07-16

    Cells in multicellular organisms adhere to the extracellular matrix through two-dimensional clusters spanning a size range from very few to thousands of adhesion bonds. For many common receptor-ligand systems, the ligands are tethered to a surface via polymeric spacers with finite binding range, thus adhesion cluster stability crucially depends on receptor-ligand distance. We introduce a one-step master equation which incorporates the effect of cooperative binding through a finite number of polymeric ligand tethers. We also derive Fokker-Planck and mean field equations as continuum limits of the master equation. Polymers are modeled either as harmonic springs or as worm-like chains. In both cases, we find bistability between bound and unbound states for intermediate values of receptor-ligand distance and calculate the corresponding switching times. For small cluster sizes, stochastic effects destabilize the clusters at large separation, as shown by a detailed analysis of the stochastic potential resulting from the Fokker-Planck equation.

  9. Choosing good distance metrics and local planners for probabilistic roadmap motion planning methods 

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    Bayazit, Osman Burchan

    1998-01-01

    This thesis presents a comparative evaluation of different distance metrics and local planners within the context of probabilistic roadmap methods for motion planning. Both C-space and Workspace distance metrics and local planners are considered...

  10. The Perception and Cognition of Environmental Distance: Direct Sources of Information"

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    Montello, Daniel R.

    efficiently (time, money, food). Clearly, knowledge of distances in the environment "affects the decision reflect the human desire to minimize functional distance (Deutsch and Isard 1961; Golledge and Stimson

  11. Hybrid intensity and time-of-flight signal processing techniques for intelligent distance sensors

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    Hiromi, Itariu

    2013-01-01

    With the advent of "smart" consumer electronics, distance sensing is an increasingly important field in optical sensing. A novel approach to active infrared(IR) 1D distance sensing is proposed, employing both intensity and ...

  12. Yet Another Secure Distance-Bounding Protocol Ventzislav Nikov and Marc Vauclair

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Yet Another Secure Distance-Bounding Protocol Ventzislav Nikov and Marc Vauclair NXP Semiconductors, Leuven, Belgium, ventzislav.nikov@nxp.com, marc.vauclair@nxp.com Abstract. Distance-bounding protocols

  13. A systematic determination of legends for destination and distance signs in Texas 

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    McClure, Wesley Glen

    1998-01-01

    Destination and Distance signs are guide signs which are commonly used along rural highways in Texas to display the names of the destinations to be found along a highway, the direction to travel, and the distance in miles ...

  14. Motion Segmentation of Truncated Signed Distance Function based Volumetric Samunda Perera, Nick Barnes, Xuming He

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    Kohli, Pushmeet

    Motion Segmentation of Truncated Signed Distance Function based Volumetric Surfaces Samunda Perera. Introduction The Truncated Signed Distance Function (TSDF) based volumetric surface representation format [4 the problem of segmenting such a volumetric surface reconstruction of a scene into distinctively moving

  15. Recap Dictionaries Wildcard queries Edit distance Spelling correction Soundex Introduction to Information Retrieval

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    Nejdl, Wolfgang

    Dictionaries Wildcard queries Edit distance Spelling correction Soundex Skip pointers 16 28 72 5 51 98 2 4 8 16

  16. Type IIP supernovae as cosmological probes: A SEAM distance to SN 1999em

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    Baron, E.; Nugent, Peter E.; Branch, David; Hauschildt, Peter H.

    2004-01-01

    Type IIP Supernovae as Cosmological Probes: A SEAM Distanceintrinsic brightness, supernovae make excellent cosmologicalstars: atmospheres — supernovae: 1999em Distances from

  17. On Dimensionality of Coordinate-Based Network Distance Mapping Technical Report

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    Minnesota, University of

    observe "non-Euclidean-ness" in the network distance. We find that this "non-Euclidean- ness" is caused

  18. Multiple regression on distance matrices: a multivariate spatial analysis tool Jeremy W. Lichstein

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    Lichstein, Jeremy W.

    Multiple regression on distance matrices: a multivariate spatial analysis tool Jeremy W. Lichstein, Spatial autocorrelation Abstract I explore the use of multiple regression on distance matrices (MRM regression of a response matrix on any number of explanatory matrices, where each matrix contains distances

  19. The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL DiFi: Distance Fields -Fast

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL DiFi: Distance Fields - Fast Computation Using UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Distance Fields Distance Function For a site a scalar function f UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL What is a Voronoi Diagram? Given a collection of geometric

  20. Viral genome phylogeny based on LempelZiv complexity and Hausdorff distance

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    Yu, Chenglong

    Viral genome phylogeny based on Lempel­Ziv complexity and Hausdorff distance Chenglong Yu a , Rong between two sequences. Use Hausdorff distance (HD) to analyze multi-segmented viral genomes. Use a modified Hausdorff distance (MHD) to analyze multi-segmented viral genomes. Take the multi

  1. Efficient Algorithms for Computing the Triplet and Quartet Distance Between Trees of Arbitrary Degree

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    Schierup, Mikkel Heide

    Efficient Algorithms for Computing the Triplet and Quartet Distance Between Trees of Arbitrary- ficient algorithms for computing these distances. We show how to compute the triplet distance in time O against unresolved (non-binary) topologies. The previous best algorithm for computing the triplet

  2. Modeling Distance Decay for the Geographic Profiling Mike O'Leary

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    O'Leary, Michael

    Modeling Distance Decay for the Geographic Profiling Problem Mike O'Leary Towson University Geospatial TWG Portland, OR April 15, 2010 Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Modeling distance decay 2010 commenting on a preliminary version of this presentation Mike O'Leary (Towson University) Modeling distance

  3. CS 5050 -Program #5 -30 points Edit Distance as Shortest Path Problem

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    Allan, Vicki H.

    CS 5050 - Program #5 - 30 points Edit Distance as Shortest Path Problem Part 1 Edit Distance (15 be helpful: Write the edit distance program using a shortest path solution. To save you a little time points) Problems in molecular biology involve finding the minimum number of edit steps which are required

  4. A Test of the Calibration of the Tully-Fisher Relation Using Cepheid and SNIa Distances

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    T. Shanks

    1997-02-18

    We make a direct test of Tully-Fisher distance estimates to eleven spiral galaxies with HST Cepheid distances and to twelve spiral galaxies with SNIa distances. The HST Cepheid distances come from the work of Freedman (1997), Sandage et al (1996) and Tanvir et al (1995). The SNIa distances come from Pierce (1994), calibrated using the Cepheid results of Sandage et al (1996). The Tully-Fisher distances mostly come from the work of Pierce (1994). The results show that the Tully-Fisher distance moduli are too short with respect to the Cepheid distances by 0.46+-0.14mag and too short with respect to the SNIa distances by 0.46+-0.19mag. Combining the HST Cepheid and SNIa data suggests that, overall, previous Tully-Fisher distances were too short by 0.46+-0.11mag, a result which is significant at the 4sigma level. These data therefore indicate that previous Tully-Fisher distances should be revised upwards by 24+-6% implying, for example, a Virgo distance of 19.3+-1.9Mpc. The value of Ho from Tully-Fisher estimates is correspondingly revised downwards from Ho=84+-10 to Ho=68+-8.

  5. Place Last Name First Name Gender Age Category Swim Yards Swim Distance Bike Distance Run Distance Overall Distance 1 Dykstra Andy M 18-24 1775.0 yards 1.009 miles 15.600 miles 3.790 miles 20.399 miles

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    Thomas, David D.

    Place Last Name First Name Gender Age Category Swim Yards Swim Distance Bike Distance Run Distance.597 miles 12.300 miles 2.230 miles 15.127 miles 20 Strom Thad M 30-39 1150.0 yards 0.653 miles 12.000 miles

  6. How PseudoBoolean Programming can help Genome Rearrangement Distance Computation

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    Fertin, Guillaume

    How Pseudo­Boolean Programming can help Genome Rearrangement Distance Computation S vialette@lri.fr Abstract. Computing genomic distances between whole genomes is a fundamental problem in comparative genomics. Recent researches have resulted in di#erent genomic distance definitions: number

  7. Clustering of local group distances: publication bias or correlated measurements? I. The large Magellanic cloud

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    De Grijs, Richard [Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Yi He Yuan Lu 5, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100871 (China); Wicker, James E. [National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100012 (China); Bono, Giuseppe [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, via Della Ricerca Scientifica 1, I-00133 Roma (Italy)

    2014-05-01

    The distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) represents a key local rung of the extragalactic distance ladder yet the galaxy's distance modulus has long been an issue of contention, in particular in view of claims that most newly determined distance moduli cluster tightly—and with a small spread—around the 'canonical' distance modulus, (m – M){sub 0} = 18.50 mag. We compiled 233 separate LMC distance determinations published between 1990 and 2013. Our analysis of the individual distance moduli, as well as of their two-year means and standard deviations resulting from this largest data set of LMC distance moduli available to date, focuses specifically on Cepheid and RR Lyrae variable-star tracer populations, as well as on distance estimates based on features in the observational Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. We conclude that strong publication bias is unlikely to have been the main driver of the majority of published LMC distance moduli. However, for a given distance tracer, the body of publications leading to the tightly clustered distances is based on highly non-independent tracer samples and analysis methods, hence leading to significant correlations among the LMC distances reported in subsequent articles. Based on a careful, weighted combination, in a statistical sense, of the main stellar population tracers, we recommend that a slightly adjusted canonical distance modulus of (m – M){sub 0} = 18.49 ± 0.09 mag be used for all practical purposes that require a general distance scale without the need for accuracies of better than a few percent.

  8. Observational evidence for travelling wave modes bearing distance proportional shifts

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    Guruprasad, V

    2015-01-01

    Discrepancies of range between the Space Surveillance Network radars and the Deep Space Network in tracking the 1998 earth flyby of NEAR, and between ESA's Doppler and range data in Rosetta's 2009 flyby, reveal a consistent excess delay, or lag, equal to instantaneous one-way travel time in the telemetry signals. These lags readily explain all details of the flyby anomaly, and are shown to be symptoms of chirp d'Alembertian travelling wave solutions, relating to traditional sinusoidal waves by a rotation of the spectral decomposition due to the clock acceleration caused by the Doppler rates during the flybys. The lags thus relate to special relativity, but yield distance proportional shifts like those of cosmology at short range.

  9. Linking a distance measure of entanglement to its convex roof

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    Alexander Streltsov; Hermann Kampermann; Dagmar Bruß

    2010-12-07

    An important problem in quantum information theory is the quantification of entanglement in multipartite mixed quantum states. In this work, a connection between the geometric measure of entanglement and a distance measure of entanglement is established. We present a new expression for the geometric measure of entanglement in terms of the maximal fidelity with a separable state. A direct application of this result provides a closed expression for the Bures measure of entanglement of two qubits. We also prove that the number of elements in an optimal decomposition w.r.t. the geometric measure of entanglement is bounded from above by the Caratheodory bound, and we find necessary conditions for the structure of an optimal decomposition.

  10. Linking a distance measure of entanglement to its convex roof

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    Streltsov, Alexander; Bruß, Dagmar

    2010-01-01

    An important problem in quantum information theory is the quantification of entanglement in multipartite mixed quantum states. In this work a connection between the geometric measure of entanglement and a distance measure of entanglement is established. We present a new expression for the geometric measure of entanglement in terms of the maximal fidelity with a separable state. A direct application of this result provides a closed expression for the Bures measure of entanglement of two qubits. We also prove that the number of elements in an optimal decomposition with respect to the geometric measure of entanglement is bounded from above by the Caratheodory bound, and we find necessary conditions for the structure of an optimal decomposition.

  11. Consistency among distance measurements: transparency, BAO scale and accelerated expansion

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    A. Avgoustidis; Licia Verde; Raul Jimenez

    2009-06-11

    We explore consistency among different distance measures, including Supernovae Type Ia data, measurements of the Hubble parameter, and determination of the Baryon acoustic oscillation scale. We present new constraints on the cosmic transparency combining $H(z)$ data together with the latest Supernova Type Ia data compilation. This combination, in the context of a flat $\\Lambda$CDM model, improves current constraints by nearly an order of magnitude. We re-examine the recently reported tension between the Baryon acoustic oscillation scale and Supernovae data in light of possible deviations from transparency, concluding that the source of the discrepancy may most likely be found among systematic effects of the modelling of the low redshift data or a simple $\\sim 2-\\sigma$ statistical fluke, rather than in exotic physics. Finally, we attempt to draw model-independent conclusions about the recent accelerated expansion, determining the acceleration redshift to be $z_{acc}=0.35^{+0.20}_{-0.13}$ (1-$\\sigma$).

  12. Ultrafast Long-Distance Quantum Communication with Static Linear Optics

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    Fabian Ewert; Marcel Bergmann; Peter van Loock

    2015-03-23

    We propose a projection measurement onto encoded Bell states with a static network of linear optical elements. By increasing the size of the quantum error correction code, both Bell measurement efficiency and photon-loss tolerance can be made arbitrarily high at the same time. As a main application, we show that all-optical quantum communication over large distances with communication rates similar to those of classical communication is possible solely based on local state teleportations using optical sources of encoded Bell states, fixed arrays of beam splitters, and photon detectors discriminating up to two photons. As another application, generalizing state teleportation to gate teleportation for quantum computation, we find that in order to achieve universality the intrinsic loss tolerance must be sacrificed and a minimal amount of feedforward has to be added.

  13. Observational evidence for travelling wave modes bearing distance proportional shifts

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    V. Guruprasad

    2015-07-18

    Discrepancies of range between the Space Surveillance Network radars and the Deep Space Network in tracking the 1998 earth flyby of NEAR, and between ESA's Doppler and range data in Rosetta's 2009 flyby, reveal a consistent excess delay, or lag, equal to instantaneous one-way travel time in the telemetry signals. These lags readily explain all details of the flyby anomaly, and are shown to be symptoms of chirp d'Alembertian travelling wave solutions, relating to traditional sinusoidal waves by a rotation of the spectral decomposition due to the clock acceleration caused by the Doppler rates during the flybys. The lags thus relate to special relativity, but yield distance proportional shifts like those of cosmology at short range.

  14. Distance measurements as a probe of cosmic acceleration

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    Neil Trentham

    2001-05-23

    A major recent evelopment in observational cosmology has been an accurate measurement of the luminosity distance-redshift relation out to redshifts z=0.8 from Type Ia supernova standard candles. The results have been argued as evidence for cosmic acceleration. It is well known that this assertion depends on the assumption that we know the equation of state for all mass-energy other than normal pressureless matter; popular models are based on either the cosmological constant or on the more general quintessence formulation. But this assertion also depends on a number of other assumptions, implicit in the derivation of the standard cosmological field equations: large-scale isotropy and homogeneity, the flatness of the Universe, and the validity of general relativity on cosmological scales (where it has not been tested). A detailed examination of the effects of these assumptions on the interplay between the luminosity distance-redshift relation and the acceleration of the Universe is not possible unless one can define the precise nature of the failure of any particular assumption. However a simple quantitative investigation is possible and reveals a number of considerations about the relative importance of the different assumptions. In this paper we present such an investigation. We find that the relationship between the distant-redshift relation and the sign of the deceleration parameter is fairly robust and is unaffected if only one of the assumptions that we investigate is invalid so long as the deceleration parameter is not close to zero (it would not be close to zero in the currently-favored Omega_Lambda = 1 - Omega_matter = 0.7 or 0.8 Universe, for example). Failures of two or more assumptions in concordance may have stronger effects.

  15. Technical Report for the MVB (MSW & Biomass) Waste to Energy Plants and the AVG Hazardous WTE Plant in Hamburg, Germany

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    Columbia University

    is equipped with SNCR technology, baghouse filters, HCl & SO2 scrubbers Power Plant: Coal and Gas MVB Unit 3

  16. Analysis of the Argonne distance tabletop exercise method.

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

    2008-02-14

    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.

  17. A New Years Trip A New Years Trip

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    Wilson, W. Stephen

    ........................................................................................................................................................... Seattle - Sacramento: Coast Starlight Bus and Coast Starlight ............................................................... Sacramento - Chicago: California Zephyr traveled, by train, from Bal- timore, Maryland to Chicago, Illinois, via Seattle, Washington; Sacramento

  18. A Test of Tully-Fisher Distance Estimates Using Cepheids and Type Ia Supernovae

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    T. Shanks

    1999-01-24

    We update and extend the results of Shanks (1997, MNRAS, 290, L77) by making a direct test of Tully-Fisher distance estimates to thirteen spiral galaxies with HST Cepheid distances and to ten spiral galaxies with Type Ia supernova (SNIa) distances. The results show that the Tully-Fisher distance moduli are too short with respect to the Cepheid distances by 0.46+-0.11mag and too short with respect to the SNIa distances by 0.49+-0.18mag. Combining the HST Cepheid and the best SNIa data suggests that, overall, previous Tully-Fisher distances at v~1000 kms-1 were too short by 0.43+-0.09mag, a result which is significant at the 4.6 sigma level. These data therefore indicate that previous Tully-Fisher distances should be revised upwards by 22+-5% implying, for example, a Virgo distance of 19.0+-1.8Mpc. The value of Ho from Tully-Fisher estimates is correspondingly revised downwards from Ho=84+-10kms-1Mpc-1 to Ho=69+-8kms-1Mpc-1. There is evidence that the Tully-Fisher relation at large distances is affected by Malmquist bias. In this case, we argue that Ho<50kms-1Mpc-1 cannot be ruled out by Tully-Fisher considerations.

  19. Instantaneous Action at a Distance in a Holistic Universe

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    B. G. Sidharth

    1998-12-01

    The early work of Lorentz, Abraham and others, evolved through the work of Fokker, Dirac and others to ultimately culminate in the Feynman- Wheeler direct action at a distance theory. However this theory has encountered certain conceptual difficulties like non-locality in time, self force of the electron, pre acceleration and the perfect absorption condition of Feynman and Wheeler, that is the instantaneous action of the remaining charges in the universe on the charge in question. More recently, Hoyle and Narlikar have resurrected this theory, but within the context of a Steady State or Quasi Steady State cosmology. They argue that the theory infact has a better standing than the generally accepted quantum theoretic description. In this article we consider a quantum theoretic description and a cosmology which parallels the Hoyle-Narlikar approach. This leads to a synthesis and justification of the Dirac and Feynman-Wheeler approaches, clarifying the conceptual problems in the process. We deduce a scenario with quantized space-time and a holistic cosmology, consistent with physical and astrophysical data. The non-locality is now seen to be meaningful within the minimum space-time intervals, as also the perfect absorption within the holistic description. Local realism, and the usual causal field theory are seen to have an underpinning of direct action. For example this is brought out by the virtual photons which mediate interactions in Quantum Electro Dynamics, and the emergence of the inverse square law in the above approach from a background Zero Point Field.

  20. Southern Asia future plans feature long-distance lines

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    Not Available

    1991-11-01

    This paper reports that although pipe line mileage working, planned and under study has dipped slightly from 47,346 km (29,420 mi) to 44,853 km (27,871 mi), Southern Asia continues to hold a strong position for future projects with some of the most interesting programs in the international market. Two dramatic, long-distance natural gas transmission, gathering and lateral networks continue to hold the future pipe line construction spotlight in Southern Asia. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) continues to study a 7,830 km (4,865 mi) gas transmission system. With an estimated cost of $10 billion, the system includes some 6,276 km (3,900 mi) of transmission lines, with 1,094 km (680 mi) offshore. Group members include Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The second project, the Trans-Asian Pipeline System, involves 3,380 km (2,100 mi) of transmission lines from the Iran's Bandar Abbas gas field across Pakistan to a terminal at Calcutta, India.

  1. DISTANCE AND KINEMATICS OF THE TW HYDRAE ASSOCIATION FROM PARALLAXES

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    Weinberger, Alycia J.; Boss, Alan P.; Anglada-Escude, Guillem

    2013-01-10

    From common proper motion and signatures of youth, researchers have identified about 30 members of a putative TW Hydrae Association. Only four of these had parallactic distances from Hipparcos. We have measured parallaxes and proper motions for 14 primary members. We combine these with literature values of radial velocities to show that the Galactic space motions of the stars, with the exception of TWA 9 and 22, are parallel and do not indicate convergence at a common formation point sometime in the last few million years. The space motions of TWA 9 and 22 do not agree with the others and indicate that they are not TWA members. The median parallax is 18 mas or 56 pc. We further analyze the stars' absolute magnitudes on pre-main-sequence evolutionary tracks and find a range of ages with a median of 10.1 Myr and no correlation between age and Galactic location. The TWA stars may have formed from an extended and filamentary molecular cloud but are not necessarily precisely coeval.

  2. Distance dependence of the phase signal in eddy current microscopy

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    Roll, Tino; Fischer, Ulrich; Schleberger, Marika

    2008-01-01

    Atomic force microscopy using a magnetic tip is a promising tool for investigating conductivity on the nano-scale. By the oscillating magnetic tip eddy currents are induced in the conducting parts of the sample which can be detected in the phase signal of the cantilever. However, the origin of the phase signal is still controversial because theoretical calculations using a monopole appoximation for taking the electromagnetic forces acting on the tip into account yield an effect which is too small by more than two orders of magnitude. In order to determine the origin of the signal we used especially prepared gold nano patterns embedded in a non-conducting polycarbonate matrix and measured the distance dependence of the phase signal. Our data clearly shows that the interacting forces are long ranged and therefore, are likely due to the electromagnetic interaction between the magnetic tip and the conducting parts of the surface. Due to the long range character of the interaction a change in conductivity of $\\Del...

  3. Volunteer Day The Next Trip

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    Sin, Peter

    ) at Lexington Crossing, 6:30-9:30. Free! Wednesday: Coffee Talk at the Starbucks on Archer Road, 6:30-9:30pm

  4. Club Sports Trip Request Form

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    Holland, Jeffrey

    : ____________________________________________________________________________ Vehicle Use: Type - 7 Van, 8 Van, Car, Bus [DRS will reserve University vehicles]; Private [requires proof of insurance]; Rental Vehicle Type # of Passengers Primary Driver/Vehicle Owner Back-Up Driver [choose from list above

  5. 1 Dec. 2005 TRIP REPORT

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    . The vessel can berth 8 science party members. Current charter rate is $4K per day, this includes fuel. Wade equipment boxes were shipped to the NOAA Sub Base facility on Eagan drive in Juneau. Tom Dresser has been very helpful in arranging shipping, storage and transporting equipment to the vessel. The shipping

  6. Engines of culture : learning from the unique public realm of the long distance train

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    Sherman, Danya

    2015-01-01

    The Long Distance American Train is a unique, meaningful, and somewhat mysterious site. These ephemeral, mobile societies exhibit remarkable qualities, including intensive interactions with strangers, conviviality amongst ...

  7. Anomalous expansion of the copper-apical-oxygen distance in supercondu...

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    Journal Article: Anomalous expansion of the copper-apical-oxygen distance in superconducting cuprate bilayers Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Anomalous expansion of the...

  8. Long distance symmetries for nuclear forces and the similarity renormalization group

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    Szpigel, S.; Timoteo, V. S.; Arriola, E. R.

    2013-03-25

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

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

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    Albot?, Marius A., 1974-

    2006-01-01

    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 ...

  10. Reconciliation of the Surface Brightness Fluctuations and Type Ia Supernovae Distance Scales

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    Edward A. Ajhar; John L. Tonry; John P. Blakeslee; Adam G. Riess; Brian P. Schmidt

    2001-05-21

    We present Hubble Space Telescope measurements of surface brightness fluctuations (SBF) distances to early-type galaxies that have hosted Type Ia supernovae (SNIa). The agreement in the relative SBF and SNIa multicolor light curve shape and delta-m_15 distances is excellent. There is no systematic scale error with distance, and previous work has shown that SBF and SNIa give consistent ties to the Hubble flow. However, we confirm a systematic offset of about 0.25 mag in the distance zero points of the two methods, and we trace this offset to their respective Cepheid calibrations. SBF has in the past been calibrated with Cepheid distances from the H_0 Key Project team, while SNIa have been calibrated with Cepheid distances from the team composed of Sandage, Saha, and collaborators. When the two methods are calibrated in a consistent way, their distances are in superb agreement. Until the conflict over the ``long'' and ``short'' extragalactic Cepheid distances among many galaxies is resolved, we cannot definitively constrain the Hubble constant to better than about 10%, even leaving aside the additional uncertainty in the distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud, common to both Cepheid scales. However, recent theoretical SBF predictions from stellar population models favor the Key Project Cepheid scale, while the theoretical SNIa calibration lies between the long and short scales. In addition, while the current SBF distance to M31/M32 is in good agreement with the RR Lyrae and red giant branch distances, calibrating SBF with the longer Cepheid scale would introduce a 0.3 mag offset with respect to the RR Lyrae scale.

  11. Virtual Classroom Extension for Effective Distance Education Radu Dondera, Chun Jia, Voicu Popescu,

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    Nita-Rotaru, Cristina

    1 Virtual Classroom Extension for Effective Distance Education Radu Dondera, Chun Jia, Voicu to deliver quality education remotely. The system relies exclusively on commodity components, therefore it can be deployed in any classroom to allow any course to offer distance education seats. Keywords I.3

  12. Calculations of protective action distance for toxic chemical spills using nomographs

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    Lee, L.G.; Vail, J.A.; Gibeault, G.L.

    1995-04-01

    This document was produced for emergency use following a spill of liquid gas or finely divided solid (<100 micron) toxic chemicals. The information on the next few pages was kept deliberately terse and is limited to data and graphic aids needed for calculation of plume distance (protective action distance). All supporting material is provided as Appendices.

  13. Energy Displays and Environmental Behavior: The Role of Social Values and Psychological Distance of Climate Change

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    McAuley, Derek

    distance of climate change in these effects. Method Study 1 (N=370) was a cross-sectional study. Participants filled in measures of their values and goals, psychological distance of climate change, and environmental behaviors. Study 2 (N=120) was a web-based experiment. A pre-test at the point of recruitment

  14. MEASURING AN ERUPTIVE PROMINENCE AT LARGE DISTANCES FROM THE SUN. I. IONIZATION AND EARLY EVOLUTION

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    Howard, Tim

    MEASURING AN ERUPTIVE PROMINENCE AT LARGE DISTANCES FROM THE SUN. I. IONIZATION AND EARLY EVOLUTION characteristics at it moves away from the Sun. The prominence reaches complete ionization, or at least a state for an accompanying paper that reports on measurements of the prominence at large distances from the Sun using

  15. TIME-DISTANCE HELIOSEISMOLOGY: NOISE ESTIMATION L. Gizon and A. C. Birch

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    Gizon, Laurent

    TIME-DISTANCE HELIOSEISMOLOGY: NOISE ESTIMATION L. Gizon and A. C. Birch W. W. Hansen Experimental ABSTRACT As in global helioseismology, the dominant source of noise in time-distance helioseismology oscillations. Characterizing noise is important for the interpretation and inversion of time

  16. Portal-Based True-Distance Heuristics for Path Finding Meir Goldenberg

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    Schaeffer, Jonathan

    Portal-Based True-Distance Heuristics for Path Finding Meir Goldenberg Information Systems. In this paper, we introduce a new TDH, the portal-based heuristic. The domain is partitioned into regions and portals between regions are identified. True distances be- tween all pairs of portals are stored and used

  17. An RFID Distance Bounding Gerhard P. Hancke and Markus G. Kuhn

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    Hancke, Gerhard

    range Used to link an item or person to a location An RFID Distance Bounding Protocol ­ p. #12;Relay application layer security protocols An RFID Distance Bounding Protocol ­ p. #12;Relay attack demonstration Proxy Token 14443 A/B test card circuit Signal processing with discrete components Duplex RF link Proxy

  18. On the Impact of Energy Dissipation Model on Characteristic Distance in Wireless Networks

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    Hossain, Ashraf

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we investigate the dependency of characteristic distance on energy dissipation model. Both the many-to-one and any-to-any communication paradigm have been presented for performance analysis. Characteristic distance has been derived for three different cases. This study will be useful for designing an energy-efficient wireless network where nodes are energy-constrained.

  19. Fast NJ-like algorithms to deal with incomplete distance matrices

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    Criscuolo, Alexis; Gascuel, Olivier

    2008-03-26

    .0617 0.0687 0.0552 0.0555 0.074 20 0.0503 0.0600 0.0682 0.0560 0.0509 0.189 In the medium-level combination, distance matrices are directly estimated from each of the genes and then combined (using SDM) into the distance supermatrix. Topolological...

  20. Ages of globular clusters: breaking the age-distance degeneracy with the luminosity function

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    Paolo Padoan; Raul Jimenez

    1996-03-14

    We extend our previous method to determine globular cluster ages using the luminosity function (Jimenez \\& Padoan 1996). We show that the luminosity function depends on both age and distance modulus and that it is possible to distinguish between the two. This method provides at the same time independent determinations of distance and age of a GC by simply counting the number of stars found inside specified luminosity bins. The main uncertainties in other traditional methods for determining GCs ages are absent (e.g. mixing length, color-$T_{\\rm eff}$ calibration, morphology of the color-magnitude diagram ). The distance modulus is the biggest uncertainty in determining the age of GCs. Here we show that the age can be determined with small uncertainty for any value of distance modulus using the LF and that the LF allows a determination of the distance modulus itself. This is explained by the fact that the luminosity function is affected by a change in distance-modulus in a way that is different from its time evolution. If GC stellar counts with statistical errors not larger than $3\\%$ are available, the age can be determined with an uncertainty of about 0.4 Gyr (independent of distance modulus, mixing length and color calibration) and the distance modulus with an uncertainty of about 0.04 mag.

  1. Bounds for the Distance Dependence of Correlation Functions of Entangled Photons in Waveguides

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    Andrei Khrennikov; Borje Nilsson; Sven Nordebo; Igor Volovich

    2011-05-30

    The distance dependence of the probability of observing two photons in a waveguide is investigated. The Glauber correlation functions of the entangled photons in waveguides are considered and the spatial and temporal dependence of the correlation functions is evaluated. We derive upper bounds to the distance dependence of the probability of observing two photons. These inequalities should be possible to observe in experiments.

  2. StructuralHammingDistance Average SHD Results -Child -Sample Size 500

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    Brown, Laura E.

    , and Hailfinder10 Networks. C22_complete_shd_results.tex; 5/08/2005; 16:24; p.2 #12;0 500 1000 1500 x MMHC OR1k=5 GES StructuralHammingDistance Average SHD Results - Child - Sample Size 500 Error Bars = +/- Std TPDA GES StructuralHammingDistance Average SHD Results - Child3 - Sample Size 500 Error Bars = +/- Std

  3. Choosing Good Distance Metrics and Local Planners for Probabilistic Roadmap Methods \\Lambda

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    Dale, Lucia K.

    Choosing Good Distance Metrics and Local Planners for Probabilistic Roadmap Methods \\Lambda Nancy M evaluation of different distance metrics and local planners within the con­ text of probabilistic roadmap planners for use in motion planning methods, particularly probabilistic roadmap methods. Our study

  4. Internet TV: Implications for the long distance network A. M. Odlyzko

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    Odlyzko, Andrew M.

    Internet TV: Implications for the long distance network A. M. Odlyzko AT&T Labs - Research amo TV to the Internet is likely to have little impact on the long distance network. The main reason of Internet backbones far beyond that required to carry all the broadcast TV signals. There will continue

  5. Fast Jacobi-type Algorithm for Computing Distances Between Linear Dynamical Systems

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    Vidal, René

    Fast Jacobi-type Algorithm for Computing Distances Between Linear Dynamical Systems Nicolas D Jacobi-type algorithm that solves this problem. Each step of the algorithm is equivalent to finding, in this paper, we introduce a fast and accurate Jacobi-type algorithm for computing alignment distances. Our

  6. Transition Metal Dimer Internuclear Distances from Measured Force Constants Joseph L. Jules and John R. Lombardi*

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    Lombardi, John R.

    Transition Metal Dimer Internuclear Distances from Measured Force Constants Joseph L. Jules distances, have been extended to the transition metal dimers to test which one gives the most accurate fit's and Guggenheimer's for the transition metal dimers. Although Pauling's rule gives the best results, the remarkable

  7. AN INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY FOR LONG DISTANCE LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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    Peng, Yun

    1 AN INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY FOR LONG DISTANCE LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Hyunbo Cho will continue to grow. That trade depends on many intercontinental, long-distance, logistics partners. Those) ensure interoperability among logistics applications; (2) provide shipment visibility to all trading

  8. An Approximate Analytical Algorithm for Evaluating the Distances in a Dark Energy Dominated Universe

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    T. Wickramasinghe

    2007-12-05

    The most recent cosmological observations indicate that the present universe is flat and vacuum dominated. In such a universe, the distance measurements are always difficult and involve numerical computations. In this paper, it is shown that the most fundamental distance measurement of cosmology, the luminosity distance, for such a universe can be obtained in an approximate analytical way with very small errors of less than 0.02% up to %z = 5$ for any value of vacuum energy. The analytical calculation is shown to be exceedingly efficient, as compared to the traditional numerical methods.

  9. An evaluation of inductance loop detector lead length and optimal speed trap distance 

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    Hamm, Robert Alan

    1994-01-01

    component of freeway management systems is the inductance loop detector. This research effort evaluated the use of inductance loop detectors in a freeway management situation to determine maximum permissible lead lengths and an optimal speed trap distance...

  10. Reuse Distance Based Circuit Replacement in Silicon Photonic Interconnection Networks for HPC

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    Bergman, Keren

    -scale distance, can help to further scale data-movement capabilities in high performance computing (HPC demands within high performance computing (HPC) systems. Silicon photonic (SiP) interconnects [1-3], which

  11. Connes distance function on fuzzy sphere and the connection between geometry and statistics

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    Devi, Yendrembam Chaoba Chakraborty, Biswajit; Prajapat, Shivraj; Mukhopadhyay, Aritra K.; Scholtz, Frederik G.

    2015-04-15

    An algorithm to compute Connes spectral distance, adaptable to the Hilbert-Schmidt operatorial formulation of non-commutative quantum mechanics, was developed earlier by introducing the appropriate spectral triple and used to compute infinitesimal distances in the Moyal plane, revealing a deep connection between geometry and statistics. In this paper, using the same algorithm, the Connes spectral distance has been calculated in the Hilbert-Schmidt operatorial formulation for the fuzzy sphere whose spatial coordinates satisfy the su(2) algebra. This has been computed for both the discrete and the Perelemov’s SU(2) coherent state. Here also, we get a connection between geometry and statistics which is shown by computing the infinitesimal distance between mixed states on the quantum Hilbert space of a particular fuzzy sphere, indexed by n ? ?/2.

  12. Accident causation study on roadways with limited sight distance crest vertical curves 

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    Stoddard, Angela May

    1994-01-01

    reflect the driver and vehicle population currently on the transportation network. An accident causation study was conducted to determine if roadways with limited stopping sight distance present a safety hazard for the transportation network. Rural two...

  13. Mary A. Favret, War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime: a Review

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    Jackson, Noel B.

    2010-01-01

    Mary Favret’s War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime is a brilliant, beautifully written book on the experience of war in British Romantic writing. Offering intricate close readings of Cowper, ...

  14. Using Semantic Similarity to Predict Angle and Distance of Objects in Images

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    Davies, Jim

    sterling@sterlingsomers .com Jonathan Gagné Dept. Systems Design Engineering University of Waterloo 200Using Semantic Similarity to Predict Angle and Distance of Objects in Images Sterling Somers

  15. Measuring Type Ia Supernova Distances and Redshifts From Their Multi-band Light Curves

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    Kim, Alex G.; Miquel, Ramon

    2007-01-01

    curve, http://supernovae.in2p3.fr/ ? guy/salt/index.htmlfor large numbers of supernovae; so many that it would becosmology:distance scale, supernovae:general Introduction

  16. Perceptions of Administrators on the Use of Distance Education in Texas Public Schools 

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    Rabroker, Raymond Bernard Jr.

    2012-02-14

    to the implementation of distance education. The study included a series of 17 interviews with school principals and superintendents. Based on these interviews, a survey instrument was developed and sent to a larger sample of administrators. The sample population...

  17. The development of an instrument to assess student opinions of the quality of distance education 

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    Chaney, Elizabeth Hensleigh

    2009-05-15

    ; and, (3) to develop an instrument to assess student opinions of the quality of distance education. Dillman's (2000) steps of pretesting and the instrument development framework in the Standards (1999) were used, and data were collected from students...

  18. KINEMATIC DISTANCES TO MOLECULAR CLOUDS IDENTIFIED IN THE GALACTIC RING SURVEY

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    Roman-Duval, Julia

    Kinematic distances to 750 molecular clouds identified in the [superscript 13]CO J = 1 ? 0 Boston University-Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory Galactic Ring Survey (GRS) are derived assuming the Clemens rotation ...

  19. Finite Prime Distance Graphs and 2-Odd Graphs Joshua D. Laison, Colin Starr, and Andrea Walker

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    Laison, Josh

    that trees, cycles, and bipartite graphs are prime distance graphs, and that Dutch windmill graphs and paper, Vinogradov's Theorem, and Ramar´e's Theorem, respectively; and we show that Dutch windmill graphs and paper

  20. Efficient and private distance approximation in the communication and streaming models

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    Woodruff, David Paul, 1980-

    2007-01-01

    This thesis studies distance approximation in two closely related models - the streaming model and the two-party communication model. In the streaming model, a massive data stream is presented in an arbitrary order to a ...

  1. Detailed spectroscopic analysis of SN 1987A: The distance to the LMC using the SEAM method

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    2002-01-01

    D. & Branch, D. 1990, in Supernovae, ed. J. C. Wheeler & T.of determining distances to supernovae. We ?nd that thealso suggest that Type IIP supernovae will be most useful as

  2. Effects of symbol type and numerical distance on the human event-related potential

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    2010-01-01

    face process- ing: An ERP study. Clinical Neurophysiology,J. , & Pernier, J. (1999). ERP manifestations of processingP300 compo- nent of the ERP re?ects the symbolic distance

  3. HIPPOCRATES : A Tool for Distance Education C. Bouras D. Fotakis V. Kapoulas P. Lampsas G. Papoutsopoulos

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    of as a distributed transparency projector. The teacher can project transparencies on the screens of the students committees (European Round Table, IRDAC, etc.), is by flexible and distance education methods exploiting

  4. Development of a culturally appropriate process for assessing distance learning readiness in Latin America 

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    Villalobos Peñ alosa, Patricia

    2009-05-15

    The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument for assessing distance learning readiness of institutions in Latin America for international projects of food and agriculture with higher education institutions in the ...

  5. Type IIP supernovae as cosmological probes: A SEAM distance to SN1999em

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    Baron, E.; Nugent, Peter E.; Branch, David; Hauschildt, Peter H.

    2004-06-01

    Because of their intrinsic brightness, supernovae make excellent cosmological probes. We describe the spectral-fitting expanding atmosphere method (SEAM) for obtaining distances to Type IIP supernovae (SNe IIP) and present a distance to SN 1999em for which a Cepheid distance exists. Our models give results consistent with the Cepheid distance, even though we have not attempted to tune the underlying hydrodynamical model but have simply chosen the best fits. This is in contradistinction to the expanding photosphere method (EPM), which yields a distance to SN 1999em that is 50 percent smaller than the Cepheid distance. We emphasize the differences between the SEAM and the EPM. We show that the dilution factors used in the EPM analysis were systematically too small at later epochs. We also show that the EPM blackbody assumption is suspect. Since SNe IIP are visible to redshifts as high as z {approx}< 6, with the James Webb Space Telescope, the SEAM may be a valuable probe of the early universe.

  6. Distance matters: the impact of gene proximity in bacterial gene regulation

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    Otto Pulkkinen; Ralf Metzler

    2013-05-13

    Following recent discoveries of colocalization of downstream-regulating genes in living cells, the impact of the spatial distance between such genes on the kinetics of gene product formation is increasingly recognized. We here show from analytical and numerical analysis that the distance between a transcription factor (TF) gene and its target gene drastically affects the speed and reliability of transcriptional regulation in bacterial cells. For an explicit model system we develop a general theory for the interactions between a TF and a transcription unit. The observed variations in regulation efficiency are linked to the magnitude of the variation of the TF concentration peaks as a function of the binding site distance from the signal source. Our results support the role of rapid binding site search for gene colocalization and emphasize the role of local concentration differences.

  7. Relevant distance between two different instances of the same potential energy in protein folding

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    Jose Luis Alonso; Pablo Echenique

    2005-04-21

    In the context of complex systems and, particularly, of protein folding, a physically meaningful distance is defined which allows to make useful statistical statements about the way in which energy differences are modified when two different instances of the same potential-energy function are used. When the two instances arise from the fact that different algorithms or different approximations are used, the distance herein defined may be used to evaluate the relative accuracy of the two methods. When the difference is due to a change in the free parameters of which the potential depends on, the distance can be used to quantify, in each region of parameter space, the robustness of the modeling to such a change and this, in turn, may be used to assess the significance of a parameters' fit. Both cases are illustrated with a practical example: the study of the Poisson-based solvation energy in the Trp-Cage protein (PDB code 1L2Y).

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

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

    1995-09-01

    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.

  9. Calculating Luminosity Distance versus Redshift in FLRW Cosmology via Homotopy Perturbation Method

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    V. K. Shchigolev

    2015-12-01

    We propose an efficient analytical method for estimating the luminosity distance in a homogenous Friedmann-Lema\\^itre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) model of the Universe. This method is based on the homotopy perturbation method (HPM), which has high accuracy in many nonlinear problems, and can be easily implemented. For analytical calculation of the luminosity distance, we offer to proceed not from the computation of the integral, which determines it, but from the solution of a certain differential equation with corresponding initial conditions. Solving this equation by means of HPM, we obtain the approximate analytical expressions for the luminosity distance as a function of redshift for two different types of homotopy. Possible extension of this method to other cosmological models is also discussed.

  10. The Globular Cluster Luminosity Function: New Progress in Understanding an Old Distance Indicator

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    Tom Richtler

    2003-04-16

    I review the Globular Cluster Luminosity Function (GCLF) with emphasis on recent observational data and theoretical progress. As is well known, the turn-over magnitude (TOM) is a good distance indicator for early-type galaxies within the limits set by data quality and sufficient number of objects. A comparison with distances derived from surface brightness fluctuations with the available TOMs in the V-band reveals, however, many discrepant cases. These cases often violate the condition that the TOM should only be used as a distance indicator in old globular cluster systems. The existence of intermediate age-populations in early-type galaxies likely is the cause of many of these discrepancies. The connection between the luminosity functions of young and old cluster systems is discussed on the basis of modelling the dynamical evolution of cluster systems. Finally, I briefly present the current ideas of why such a universal structure as the GCLF exists.

  11. Combined distance-of-flight and time-of-flight mass spectrometer

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    Enke, Christie G; Ray, Steven J; Graham, Alexander W; Hieftje, Gary M; Barinaga, Charles J; Koppenaal, David W

    2014-02-11

    A combined distance-of-flight mass spectrometry (DOFMS) and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) instrument includes an ion source configured to produce ions having varying mass-to-charge ratios, a first detector configured to determine when each of the ions travels a predetermined distance, a second detector configured to determine how far each of the ions travels in a predetermined time, and a detector extraction region operable to direct portions of the ions either to the first detector or to the second detector.

  12. Shielding at a distance due to anomalous resonance in superlens with eccentric core

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    Sanghyeon Yu; Mikyoung Lim

    2015-04-18

    The cylindrical plasmonic structure with concentric core exhibits the anomalous localized resonance and the resulting cloaking effect. It turns out that the plasmonic structure of eccentric core also has the anomalous resonant behavior. Differently from the concentric case, the eccentric superlens has the shielding effect as well as the cloaking effect depending on the radii of core and shell and the distance between them, where the shielding region is located at a distance from the device. In this paper, we investigate the anomalous resonance and the shielding effect in superlens with eccentric core using the m\\"{o}bius transformation which maps the eccentric annulus to an concentric annulus.

  13. Distributional properties of Euclidean distances in wireless networks involving road systems

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    Schmidt, Volker

    1 Distributional properties of Euclidean distances in wireless networks involving road systems of large wireless networks. The network geometry is modelled by random geometric graphs, and the locations are closely related with the interference geometry and, consequently, the performance of wireless networks

  14. Fundamental Properties and Distances of LMC Eclipsing Binaries: III. EROS 1044

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    Ignasi Ribas; Edward L. Fitzpatrick; Frank P. Maloney; Edward F. Guinan; Andrzej Udalski

    2002-04-03

    We present results from a detailed analysis of a third eclipsing binary (EB) system in the Large Magellanic Cloud, EROS 1044 (~B2 IV-V + ~B2 III-IV). Our study combines the "classical" EB study of light and radial velocity curves with detailed modeling of the observed spectral energy distribution, and yields an essentially complete picture of the stellar properties of the system and a determination of its distance. The observational data exploited include optical photometry, space-based UV spectroscopy, and UV/optical spectrophotometry. The advantages of our technique include numerous consistency checks and, in the case of the distance determinations, the absence of zero point uncertainties and adjustable parameters. We find the EROS 1044 system to consist of a pair of normal, mildly-evolved ~21000 K stars, whose derived properties are consistent with stellar evolution calculations. The distance to the system is 47.5+/-1.8 kpc. We discuss the implications of our results for three EB systems (HV 2274, HV 982, and EROS 1044) on the general distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud.

  15. Jump Flooding in GPU with Applications to Voronoi Diagram and Distance Transform Guodong Rong

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    Tan, Tiow Seng

    Jump Flooding in GPU with Applications to Voronoi Diagram and Distance Transform Guodong Rong Tiow of the jump flooding algorithm is shown in the other six pictures, with the rightmost being the computed Voronoi diagram. Abstract This paper studies jump flooding as an algorithmic paradigm in the general

  16. Automated Locality Optimization Based on the Reuse Distance of String Operations

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    Cortes, Corinna

    datacenter resources. String operations hurt processor cache efficiency when the data accessed is not reused datacenter applications. Index Terms--memcpy; nontemporal; reuse distance I. INTRODUCTION A. Background languages, including C, C++, Java or Python. In a function profile across all Google datacenter applications

  17. Bent functions at the minimal distance and algorithms of constructing linear codes for

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    1 Bent functions at the minimal distance and algorithms of constructing linear codes for CDMA 1 In this paper we study linear codes for CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access). This is the standard for the 3rd Generation cellular communications systems. In this standard bent functions are used for constructing codes

  18. Of Mice and Men: Algorithms for Evolutionary Distances Between Genomes with Translocation

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    Ravi, R.

    Chapter 66 Of Mice and Men: Algorithms for Evolutionary Distances Between Genomes is combinatorial algorithms for genome rear- rangement. In the course of its evolution, the genome of an organism is to determine the minimum number of such events that transform one genome to another. This number is called

  19. The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for Non-trivial Genomes Cannot Be Approximated

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    Blin, Guillaume

    The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for Non-trivial Genomes Cannot Be Approximated Guillaume Blin1 - France guillaume.fertin@univ-nantes.fr Abstract. A promising and active field of comparative genomics con- sists in comparing two genomes by establishing a one-to-one correspon- dence (i.e., a matching) between

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

    Energy Innovation Portal (Marketing Summaries) [EERE]

    2012-09-26

    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 hazardouscontact. It combines tunable infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy techniquesto target identifying properties of surface residues....

  1. A , birds are unique, in that many species regularly travel long distances at com-

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    distances and taking advantage of the strong winds that are frequent in the Southern Ocean. Received 3 speeds, to take advantage of favorable conditions in widely separated areas. Recent developments suggests that albatrosses have the capacity to maintain positive energy budgets while quickly covering long

  2. A Master-Slave System to Acquire Biometric Imagery of Humans at Distance

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    daily life. We can see surveillance cameras in banks, airports, stores and parking lots. Most commercial a parking lot, or building perimeter, to acquire identifiable imagery of all the people passing through is a master- slave, real-time surveillance system designed to acquire biometric imagery of humans at distance

  3. Copyright 2004 by the Genetics Society of America Bayesian Estimation of Genomic Distance

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    Nielsen, Rasmus

    Copyright 2004 by the Genetics Society of America Bayesian Estimation of Genomic Distance Richard.organizations of two genomes is important for transferring information between species, for example, There are several). is that there is no guarantee that nature took the shortest Inferences concerning genome evolution have primar- path. Indeed, we

  4. On chemical distances and shape theorems in percolation models with long-range correlations

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    Drewitz, Alexander; Ráth, Balázs; Sapozhnikov, Artëm

    2014-08-01

    In this paper, we provide general conditions on a one parameter family of random infinite subsets of Z{sup d} to contain a unique infinite connected component for which the chemical distances are comparable to the Euclidean distance. In addition, we show that these conditions also imply a shape theorem for the corresponding infinite connected component. By verifying these conditions for specific models, we obtain novel results about the structure of the infinite connected component of the vacant set of random interlacements and the level sets of the Gaussian free field. As a byproduct, we obtain alternative proofs to the corresponding results for random interlacements in the work of Cerný and Popov [“On the internal distance in the interlacement set,” Electron. J. Probab. 17(29), 1–25 (2012)], and while our main interest is in percolation models with long-range correlations, we also recover results in the spirit of the work of Antal and Pisztora [“On the chemical distance for supercritical Bernoulli percolation,” Ann Probab. 24(2), 1036–1048 (1996)] for Bernoulli percolation. Finally, as a corollary, we derive new results about the (chemical) diameter of the largest connected component in the complement of the trace of the random walk on the torus.

  5. Scaling relationships between bed load volumes, transport distances, and stream power

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    Kirchner, James W.

    approximate power law scaling with both the peak stream power and the cumulative stream energy of individual stream energy and ranged up to 0.57 m in the Erlenbach, broadly consistent with independent measurementsScaling relationships between bed load volumes, transport distances, and stream power in steep

  6. Short-term irradiance variability: Preliminary estimation of station pair correlation as a function of distance

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    Review Short-term irradiance variability: Preliminary estimation of station pair correlation the irradiance variability observed at two neighboring sites as a function of their distance of the considered time scale. Ó 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Irradiance; Variability; High

  7. Study of spin sum rules (and the strong coupling constant at large distances)

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    A. Deur

    2009-07-20

    We present recent results from Jefferson Lab on sum rules related to the spin structure of the nucleon. We then discuss how the Bjorken sum rule, with its connection to the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn sum, allows us to conveniently define an effective coupling for the strong force at all distances.

  8. Top-N Query: Query Language, Distance Function and Processing Strategies

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    Meng, Weiyi

    Top-N Query: Query Language, Distance Function and Processing Strategies Yuxi Chen, Weiyi Meng@cs.binghamton.edu Abstract. The top-N query problem is to find the N results that satisfy the query condition the best and products are sold on the Internet. This paper addresses three important issues related to the top-N query

  9. FIN 5550 Energy Finance Syllabus, Spring 2015-Distance 1 OSU SPEARS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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    , and Power by Daniel Yergin; The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Description: In this energy finance course, students will study the current energy outlook, introductionFIN 5550 Energy Finance Syllabus, Spring 2015-Distance 1 OSU SPEARS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

  10. Journal of Mammalogy, 84(1):197204, 2003 GROUP SIZE BUT NOT DISTANCE TO COVER INFLUENCES

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    Grether, Gregory

    wallabies (Macropus agilis). The ability to modify time allocation as a function of group size allocated to foraging and vigilance as a function of group size but were insensitive to distance from cover to manage predation risk, the ability to modify time allocation as a function of group size (Bednekoff

  11. BBMB 404 XW Biochemistry I (distance learning) Summer 2013 Instructor: Mark Hargrove

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    Mayfield, John

    BBMB 404 XW Biochemistry I (distance learning) Summer 2013 3 CREDITS Instructor: Mark Hargrove 4116 Molecular Biology Building Dept. of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology Iowa State University on the text "Biochemistry", by Berg, Tymoczko, and Stryer, 7th Edition. Videotaped "live" lectures covering

  12. Universality for distances in power-law random graphs Remco van der Hofstad1,a

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    Hofstad, Remco van der

    classical random graphs such as the Erds­Rényi random graph. It is often suggested that the behavior with similar degree sequences share similar behavior. We survey the available results on graph distances of the occupation status of the other ed

  13. Successful spread of a biocontrol agent reveals a biosecurity failure: elucidating long distance invasion pathways

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    Hoddle, Mark S.

    Successful spread of a biocontrol agent reveals a biosecurity failure: elucidating long distance to successful invasion. In this study, the dispersal of a classical biological control agent, the mymarid egg. Survey results suggest that invasive orga- nisms, like deliberately released biological control agents

  14. in response to touch, oscillations in plants, and long-distance signal transmission in trees.

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    in response to touch, oscillations in plants, and long- distance signal transmission in trees. Some chapter has a nice reference list to the primary literature. The larger question is: How useful in the neu- robiology paradigm to understanding plant physi- ology and plant biology in general? The editors and many

  15. Combination of Multiple Distance Measures for Protein Fold Classification Chendra Hadi Suryanto, Hideitsu Hino, Kazuhiro Fukui

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    Fukui, Kazuhiro

    Combination of Multiple Distance Measures for Protein Fold Classification Chendra Hadi Suryanto. In this paper, we propose a new approach to protein fold classification, by introducing the concept of large demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method by classifying 27 fold classes of proteins in the Ding

  16. College of Human Sciences FY2014 Research Abstracts Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance

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    Alliance Oklahoma State University is a member institution in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, a partnership of 20 public university members providing access to educational and maintenance of the alliance. Alliance membership is a selective process that engages institutional leadership

  17. An Adaptive, High Performance MAC for Long-Distance Multihop Wireless

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    Karp, Brad

    -distance networks (WiLD) provides connectivity to rural areas low cost #12;Background 802.11 uses CSMA-based MAC is lower than the others at low utilization (100 input... Key innovation in JazzyMAC is to use dynamic timeslot adaptation which gives advantages over fixed

  18. Localized Distance-sensitive Service Discovery in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks

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    Santoro, Nicola

    1 Localized Distance-sensitive Service Discovery in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks Xu Li discovery problem in wireless sensor and actor networks, and propose a novel localized algorithm, i, Wireless networks 3 1 INTRODUCTION AWireless sensor network is a collection of micro- sized and resource

  19. LES TIC, TECHNOLOGIES DE GESTION DU TEMPS ET DE LA DISTANCE

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    van Tiggelen, Bart

    LES TIC, TECHNOLOGIES DE GESTION DU TEMPS ET DE LA DISTANCE Gérard Valenduc Professeur UNamur et la problématique "impacts sociétaux des TIC" 2 · Le rapport au temps et la gestion du temps 3 · Le centres d'intérêt "TIC et ..." L'emploi (dès les années 1980) Inquiétude concernant le processus de

  20. Stellar metallicity of the extended disk and distance of the spiral galaxy NGC 3621

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    Kudritzki, Rolf-Peter; Bresolin, Fabio; Hosek, Matthew W. Jr.; Urbaneja, Miguel A.; Przybilla, Norbert E-mail: bresolin@ifa.hawaii.edu E-mail: Miguel.Urbaneja-Perez@uibk.ac.at

    2014-06-10

    Low resolution (?4.5 Å) ESO VLT/FORS spectra of blue supergiant stars are analyzed to determine stellar metallicities (based on elements such as iron, titanium, and magnesium) in the extended disk of the spiral galaxy, NGC 3621. Mildly subsolar metallicity (–0.30 dex) is found for the outer objects beyond 7 kpc, independent of galactocentric radius and compatible with the absence of a metallicity gradient, confirming the results of a recent investigation of interstellar medium H II region gas oxygen abundances. The stellar metallicities are slightly higher than those from the H II regions when based on measurements of the weak forbidden auroral oxygen line at 4363 Å but lower than the ones obtained with the R {sub 23} strong line method. It is shown that the present level of metallicity in the extended disk cannot be the result of chemical evolution over the age of the disk with the present rate of in situ star formation. Additional mechanisms must be involved. In addition to metallicity, stellar effective temperatures, gravities, interstellar reddening, and bolometric magnitudes are determined. After the application of individual reddening corrections for each target, the flux-weighted gravity-luminosity relationship of blue supergiant stars is used to obtain a distance modulus of 29.07 ± 0.09 mag (distance D = 6.52 ± 0.28 Mpc). This new distance is discussed in relation to Cepheid and the tip of the red giant branch distances.

  1. The Role of Network Distance in LinkedIn People Search Shih-Wen Huang

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    Karahalios, Karrie G.

    The Role of Network Distance in LinkedIn People Search Shih-Wen Huang Computer Science of the primary activities on the site is people search, for which LinkedIn members are both the users and the corpus. This paper presents insights about people search behavior on LinkedIn, based on a log analysis

  2. 3-D Photoionization Structure and Distances of Planetary Nebulae III. NGC 6781

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    Hugo E. Schwarz; Hektor Monteiro

    2006-04-24

    Continuing our series of papers on the three-dimensional (3-D) structures of and accurate distances to Planetary Nebulae (PNe), we present our study of the planetary nebula NGC6781. For this object we construct a 3-D photoionization model and, using the constraints provided by observational data from the literature we determine the detailed 3-D structure of the nebula, the physical parameters of the ionizing source and the first precise distance. The procedure consists in simultaneously fitting all the observed emission line morphologies, integrated intensities and the 2-D density map from the [SII] line ratios to the parameters generated by the model, and in an iterative way obtain the best fit for the central star parameters and the distance to NGC6781, obtaining values of 950+-143pc and 385 Lsun for the distance and luminosity of the central star respectively. Using theoretical evolutionary tracks of intermediate and low mass stars, we derive the mass of the central star of NGC6781 and its progenitor to be 0.60+-0.03 Msun and 1.5+-0.5 Msun respectively.

  3. UNCORRECTED 2 Kernel-based distance metric learning for content-based image retrieval

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    Yeung, Dit-Yan

    UNCORRECTED PROOF 1 2 Kernel-based distance metric learning for content-based image retrieval 3 and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong 5 Received 24 August 2005; received in revised form 16 images, the performance of a content-based image retrieval (CBIR) system 9 depends critically

  4. Distance Measures for Gabor Jets-Based Face Authentication: A Comparative Evaluation

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    Bicego, Manuele

    Distance Measures for Gabor Jets-Based Face Authentication: A Comparative Evaluation Daniel Gonz (Italy) tista@uniss.it Abstract. Local Gabor features (jets) have been widely used in face recognition systems. Once the sets of jets have been extracted from the two faces to be compared, a proper measure

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

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    Fayer, Michael D.

    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

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

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    Rosso, Paolo

    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

  7. The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for non-trivial genomes cannot be approximated

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    Fertin, Guillaume

    The Exemplar Breakpoint Distance for non-trivial genomes cannot be approximated Guillaume Blin1 - France guillaume.fertin@univ-nantes.fr Abstract. A promising and active field of comparative genomics con- sists in comparing two genomes by establishing a one-to-one correspon- dence (i.e., a matching) between

  8. Approximating the True Evolutionary Distance Between Two Genomes Krister M. Swenson

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    Moret, Bernard

    Approximating the True Evolutionary Distance Between Two Genomes Krister M. Swenson Mark Marron Joel V. Earnest-DeYoung Bernard M.E. Moret Abstract As more and more genomes are sequenced, evolutionary bi- ologists are becoming increasingly interested in evolution at the level of whole genomes

  9. Scaffold Filling Under the Breakpoint Distance Haitao Jiang1,2

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    Zhu, Binhai

    of genome sequencing without completing the sequence of the whole genomes, Mu~noz et al. recently studied the problem of filling an incomplete multichromosomal genome (or scaffold) I with respect to a complete target genome G such that the resulting genomic distance between I and G is minimized, where I

  10. Impinging laminar jets at moderate Reynolds numbers and separation distances Jeffrey M. Bergthorson,

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    Impinging laminar jets at moderate Reynolds numbers and separation distances Jeffrey M. Bergthorson an experimental and numerical study of impinging, incompressible, axisym- metric, laminar jets, where the jet axis velocities along the centerline of the flow field. The jet-nozzle pressure drop is measured simultaneously

  11. The simplest method to measure the geocentric lunar distance: a case of citizen science

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    Zuluaga, Jorge I; Ferrin, Ignacio

    2014-01-01

    We present the results of measuring the geocentric lunar distance using what we propose is the simplest method to achieve a precise result. Although lunar distance has been systematically measured to a precision of few millimeters using powerful lasers and retroreflectors installed on the moon by the Apollo missions, the method devised and applied here can be readily used by nonscientist citizens (e.g. amateur astronomers or students) and it requires only a good digital camera. After launching a citizen science project called the Aristarchus Campaign, intended to involve astronomy enthusiasts in scientific measurement of the Lunar Eclipse of 15 April 2014, we compiled and measured a series of pictures obtained by one of us (J.C. Figueroa). These measurements allowed us to estimate the lunar distance to a precision of 3%. We describe here how to perform the measurements and the method to calculate from them the geocentric lunar distance using only the pictures time stamps and a precise measurement of the insta...

  12. DistancePPG: Robust non-contact vital signs monitoring using a camera

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    DistancePPG: Robust non-contact vital signs monitoring using a camera Mayank Kumar, Ashok@rice.edu Abstract: Vital signs such as pulse rate and breathing rate are currently measured using contact probes. But, non-contact methods for measuring vital signs are desirable both in hospital settings

  13. Compact Laser Scanning Distance Sensor with a Two-axis Gimbaled Microscanner for Volumetric Imaging

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    Park, Namkyoo

    Compact Laser Scanning Distance Sensor with a Two-axis Gimbaled Microscanner for Volumetric Imaging@plaza.snu.ac.kr, daesung@stanford.edu, solgaard@stanford.edu Abstract: We report on a laser scanning volumetric image sensors [2], and triangulation sensors [3]. In this work, we propose a compact TOF volumetric imaging

  14. Temporal Trends in Migration in the Åland Islands: Effects of Population Size and Geographic Distance

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    Mielke, James H.; Relethford, John H.; Eriksson, Aldur W.

    1994-06-01

    Using a model developed by Relethford (1992), we assess temporal trends (1750-1949) in marital migration in the Aland Islands, Finland, in relation to both geographic distance and population size. The 200-year time period was divided into four 50...

  15. Astrophysical tests of modified gravity: Constraints from distance indicators in the nearby universe

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    Jain, Bhuvnesh; Vikram, Vinu; Sakstein, Jeremy

    2013-12-10

    We use distance measurements in the nearby universe to carry out new tests of gravity, surpassing other astrophysical tests by over two orders of magnitude for chameleon theories. The three nearby distance indicators—cepheids, tip of the red giant branch (TRGB) stars, and water masers—operate in gravitational fields of widely different strengths. This enables tests of scalar-tensor gravity theories because they are screened from enhanced forces to different extents. Inferred distances from cepheids and TRGB stars are altered (in opposite directions) over a range of chameleon gravity theory parameters well below the sensitivity of cosmological probes. Using published data, we have compared cepheid and TRGB distances in a sample of unscreened dwarf galaxies within 10 Mpc. We use a comparable set of screened galaxies as a control sample. We find no evidence for the order unity force enhancements expected in these theories. Using a two-parameter description of the models (the coupling strength and background field value), we obtain constraints on both the chameleon and symmetron screening scenarios. In particular we show that f(R) models with background field values f {sub R0} above 5 × 10{sup –7} are ruled out at the 95% confidence level. We also compare TRGB and maser distances to the galaxy NGC 4258 as a second test for larger field values. While there are several approximations and caveats in our study, our analysis demonstrates the power of gravity tests in the local universe. We discuss the prospects for additional improved tests with future observations.

  16. First Determination of the Distance and Fundamental Properties of an Eclipsing Binary in The Andromeda Galaxy

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    Ignasi Ribas; Carme Jordi; Francesc Vilardell; Edward L. Fitzpatrick; Ron W. Hilditch; Edward F. Guinan

    2005-11-01

    We present the first detailed spectroscopic and photometric analysis of an eclipsing binary in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). This is a 19.3-mag semi-detached system with components of late-O and early-B spectral types. From the light and radial velocity curves we have carried out an accurate determination of the masses and radii of the components. Their effective temperatures have been estimated from the modeling of the absorption line spectra. The analysis yields an essentially complete picture of the properties of the system, and hence an accurate distance determination to M31. The result is d=772+/-44 kpc ((m-M)_0=24.44+/-0.12 mag). The study of additional systems, currently in progress, should reduce the uncertainty in the M31 distance to better than 5%.

  17. Bipartite Q-polynomial distance-regular graphs and uniform posets

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    Miklavic, Stefko

    2011-01-01

    Let $\\G$ denote a bipartite distance-regular graph with vertex set $X$ and diameter $D \\ge 3$. Fix $x \\in X$ and let $L$ (resp. $R$) denote the corresponding lowering (resp. raising) matrix. We show that each $Q$-polynomial structure for $\\G$ yields a certain linear dependency among $RL^2$, $LRL$, $L^2R$, $L$. Define a partial order $\\le$ on $X$ as follows. For $y,z \\in X$ let $y \\le z$ whenever $\\partial(x,y)+\\partial(y,z)=\\partial(x,z)$, where $\\partial$ denotes path-length distance. We determine whether the above linear dependency gives this poset a uniform or strongly uniform structure. We show that except for one special case a uniform structure is attained, and except for three special cases a strongly uniform structure is attained.

  18. Testing long-distance modifications of gravity to 100 astronomical units

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    Brandon Buscaino; Daniel DeBra; Peter W. Graham; Giorgio Gratta; Timothy D. Wiser

    2015-09-09

    There are very few direct experimental tests of the inverse square law of gravity at distances comparable to the scale of the Solar System and beyond. Here we describe a possible space mission optimized to test the inverse square law at a scale of up to 100 AU. For example, sensitivity to a Yukawa correction with a strength of $10^{-7}$ times gravity and length scale of 100 AU is within reach, improving the current state of the art by over two orders of magnitude. This experiment would extend our understanding of gravity to the largest scale that can be reached with a direct probe using known technology. This would provide a powerful test of long-distance modifications of gravity including many theories motivated by dark matter or dark energy.

  19. SALT2: using distant supernovae to improve the use of Type Ia supernovae as distance indicators

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    J. Guy; P. Astier; S. Baumont; D. Hardin; R. Pain; N. Regnault; S. Basa; R. G. Carlberg; A. Conley; S. Fabbro; D. Fouchez; I. M. Hook; D. A. Howell; K. Perrett; C. J. Pritchet; J. Rich; M. Sullivan; P. Antilogus; E. Aubourg; G. Bazin; J. Bronder; M. Filiol; N. Palanque-Delabrouille; P. Ripoche; V. Ruhlmann-Kleider

    2007-01-29

    We present an empirical model of Type Ia supernovae spectro-photometric evolution with time. The model is built using a large data set including light-curves and spectra of both nearby and distant supernovae, the latter being observed by the SNLS collaboration. We derive the average spectral sequence of Type Ia supernovae and their main variability components including a color variation law. The model allows us to measure distance moduli in the spectral range 2500-8000 A with calculable uncertainties, including those arising from variability of spectral features. Thanks to the use of high-redshift SNe to model the rest-frame UV spectral energy distribution, we are able to derive improved distance estimates for SNe Ia in the redshift range 0.8

  20. Testing long-distance modifications of gravity to 100 astronomical units

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    Buscaino, Brandon; Graham, Peter W; Gratta, Giorgio; Wiser, Timothy D

    2015-01-01

    There are very few direct experimental tests of the inverse square law of gravity at distances comparable to the scale of the Solar System and beyond. Here we describe a possible space mission optimized to test the inverse square law at a scale of up to 100 AU. For example, sensitivity to a Yukawa correction with a strength of $10^{-7}$ times gravity and length scale of 100 AU is within reach, improving the current state of the art by over two orders of magnitude. This experiment would extend our understanding of gravity to the largest scale that can be reached with a direct probe using known technology. This would provide a powerful test of long-distance modifications of gravity including many theories motivated by dark matter or dark energy.

  1. High efficient wireless power transfer devices transcend the distance constraint: methodology inspired from transformation optics

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    Zhu, Lin; Ma, Hongru

    2015-01-01

    We introduce a methodology to design high efficient wireless power transfer(WPT) devices inspired by transformation optics theory, and calculate its transmission power and efficiency by the scattering theory for electromagnetic (EM) wave. Using the series expansion methods, we demonstrate the WPT devices' transmission efficiency can be significantly improved by covered with super scatterer. The comparison with those results obtained by COMSOL shows the series expansion method is effective and expected to deal with long-distance transfer problem. We present some examples to exam our methodology, and showed how WPT devices' efficiency is significantly improved as our expectation. The transfer distances of such WPT devices are several meters and can be widely extended by regulating its parameters.

  2. Corridor One: An Integrated Distance Visualization Environment for SSI and ASCI Applications

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    Rick Stevens; Jason Leigh

    2002-07-14

    Scenarios describe realistic uses of DVC/Distance technologies in several years. Four scenarios are described: Distributed Decision Making; Remote Interactive Computing; Remote Visualization: (a) Remote Immersive Visualization and (b) Remote Scientific Visualization; Remote Virtual Prototyping. Scenarios serve as drivers for the road maps and enable us to check that the functionality and technology in the road maps match application needs. There are four major DVC/Distance technology areas we cover: Networking and QoS; Remote Computing; Remote Visualization; Remote Data. Each â??road mapâ? consists of two parts, a â??functionalityâ? matrix (what can be done) and a â??technologyâ? matrix (underlying technology). That is, functionality matrices show the desired operational characteristics, while technology matrices show the underlying technology needed. In practice, there isnâ??t always a clean break between â??functionalityâ? and â??technology,â? but it still seems useful to try and separate things this way.

  3. Formulas & definitions to know Formulas & definitions that will be provided if Distance formula in 3 dimensions compab = ab

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    Lozano-Robledo, Alvaro

    Formulas & definitions to know Formulas & definitions that will be provided if needed Distance formula in 3 dimensions compab = a·b |a| Equation of a sphere W = F · D (work, force, distance) Vector of differentiability for a function of two variables arc length formula, arc length function the graph of a function

  4. The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL DiFi: Fast 3D Distance Field Computation

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL DiFi: Fast 3D Distance Field Computation using Graphics Hardware Avneesh Sud, Miguel A. Otaduy and Dinesh Manocha University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://gamma.cs.unc.edu/DiFi #12;The UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL Distance Field

  5. Clustering of categorical data: a comparison of a model-based and a distance-based approach

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    Hennig, Christian

    Clustering of categorical data: a comparison of a model-based and a distance-based approach Laura categorical data, a latent class model-based approach (LCC) with local independence is compared was evaluated by both a model-based as well as a distance-based criterion. LCC was better according to the model-based

  6. Version: 2009 January 15 The distance to a star forming region in the Outer arm of the

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    Brunthaler, Andreas

    Version: 2009 January 15 The distance to a star forming region in the Outer arm of the Galaxy K performed astrometric observations with the VLBA of WB89-437, an H2O maser source in the Outer spiral arm is considerably smaller than the kinematic distance of 8.6 kpc. This confirms the presence of a faint Outer arm

  7. Absolute distance perception during in-depth head movement: calibrating optic flow with extra-retinal information

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    Fah, Cheong Loong

    Absolute distance perception during in-depth head movement: calibrating optic flow with extra-retinal Processing and Application Laboratory (IPAL-CNRS), KDRL, 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119613 d reserved. Keywords: Self-motion; Object-motion; Absolute distance perception; Optic flow; Extra-retinal cue

  8. Optical fiber configurations for transmission of laser energy over great distances

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    Rinzler, Charles C; Zediker, Mark S

    2014-11-04

    There are provided optical fiber configurations that provide for the delivery of laser energy, and in particular, the transmission and delivery of high power laser energy over great distances. These configurations further are hardened to protect the optical fibers from the stresses and conditions of an intended application. The configurations provide means for determining the additional fiber length (AFL) need to obtain the benefits of such additional fiber, while avoiding bending losses.

  9. Optical fiber configurations for transmission of laser energy over great distances

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    Rinzler, Charles C; Zediker, Mark S

    2013-10-29

    There are provided optical fiber configurations that provide for the delivery of laser energy, and in particular, the transmission and delivery of high power laser energy over great distances. These configurations further are hardened to protect the optical fibers from the stresses and conditions of an intended application. The configurations provide means for determining the additional fiber length (AFL) need to obtain the benefits of such additional fiber, while avoiding bending losses.

  10. "Handicapped by distance and transportation": Indigenous Relocation, Modernity and Time-Space Expansion

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    Raibmon, Paige

    2006-03-01

    relocation program in order to orchestrate the removal of the community from Yuquot. The nature of bureaucracy itself situated officials as cogs in a larger machine, free from the "Handicapped by distance and transportation" 373 "irrational" elements... areas for children, wind blown particulates from wood chip piles, and air emissions of sulpher dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and mercaptans. Mucahalet Inlet is contaminated with diox- ins and furans.98 Even so, it was clear that Indian Affairs...

  11. At What Distance Can the Human Eye Detect a Candle Flame?

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    Krisciunas, Kevin

    2015-01-01

    Using CCD observations of a candle flame situated at a distance of 338 m and calibrated with observations of Vega, we show that a candle flame situated at ~2.6 km (1.6 miles) is comparable in brightness to a 6th magnitude star with the spectral energy distribution of Vega. The human eye cannot detect a candle flame at 10 miles or further, as some statements on the web suggest.

  12. The K giant stars from the LAMOST survey data. I. Identification, metallicity, and distance

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    Liu, Chao; Deng, Li-Cai; Li, Jing; Gao, Shuang; Yang, Fan; Xu, Yan; Zhang, Yue-Yang; Xin, Yu; Wu, Yue [Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Datun Road 20A, Beijing 100012 (China); Carlin, Jeffrey L.; Newberg, Heidi Jo [Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180 (United States); Smith, Martin C. [Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 80 Nandan Road, Shanghai 200030 (China); Xue, Xiang-Xiang [Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Königstuhl 17, Heidelberg D-69117 (Germany); Jin, Ge, E-mail: liuchao@nao.cas.cn [University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)

    2014-08-01

    We present a support vector machine classifier to identify the K giant stars from the LAMOST survey directly using their spectral line features. The completeness of the identification is about 75% for tests based on LAMOST stellar parameters. The contamination in the identified K giant sample is lower than 2.5%. Applying the classification method to about two million LAMOST spectra observed during the pilot survey and the first year survey, we select 298,036 K giant candidates. The metallicities of the sample are also estimated with an uncertainty of 0.13 ? 0.29 dex based on the equivalent widths of Mg{sub b} and iron lines. A Bayesian method is then developed to estimate the posterior probability of the distance for the K giant stars, based on the estimated metallicity and 2MASS photometry. The synthetic isochrone-based distance estimates have been calibrated using 7 globular clusters with a wide range of metallicities. The uncertainty of the estimated distance modulus at K = 11 mag, which is the median brightness of the K giant sample, is about 0.6 mag, corresponding to ?30% in distance. As a scientific verification case, the trailing arm of the Sagittarius stream is clearly identified with the selected K giant sample. Moreover, at about 80 kpc from the Sun, we use our K giant stars to confirm a detection of stream members near the apo-center of the trailing tail. These rediscoveries of the features of the Sagittarius stream illustrate the potential of the LAMOST survey for detecting substructures in the halo of the Milky Way.

  13. IDENTIFYING THE YOUNG LOW-MASS STARS WITHIN 25 pc. II. DISTANCES, KINEMATICS, AND GROUP MEMBERSHIP

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    Shkolnik, Evgenya L.; Anglada-Escude, Guillem; Liu, Michael C.; Bowler, Brendan P.; Weinberger, Alycia J.; Boss, Alan P.; Reid, I. Neill; Tamura, Motohide

    2012-10-10

    We have conducted a kinematic study of 165 young M dwarfs with ages of {approx}<300 Myr. Our sample is composed of stars and brown dwarfs with spectral types ranging from K7 to L0, detected by ROSAT and with photometric distances of {approx}<25 pc assuming that the stars are single and on the main sequence. In order to find stars kinematically linked to known young moving groups (YMGs), we measured radial velocities for the complete sample with Keck and CFHT optical spectroscopy and trigonometric parallaxes for 75 of the M dwarfs with the CAPSCam instrument on the du Pont 2.5 m Telescope. Due to their youthful overluminosity and unresolved binarity, the original photometric distances for our sample underestimated the distances by 70% on average, excluding two extremely young ({approx}<3 Myr) objects found to have distances beyond a few hundred parsecs. We searched for kinematic matches to 14 reported YMGs and identified 10 new members of the AB Dor YMG and 2 of the Ursa Majoris group. Additional possible candidates include six Castor, four Ursa Majoris, two AB Dor members, and one member each of the Her-Lyr and {beta} Pic groups. Our sample also contains 27 young low-mass stars and 4 brown dwarfs with ages {approx}<150 Myr that are not associated with any known YMG. We identified an additional 15 stars that are kinematic matches to one of the YMGs, but the ages from spectroscopic diagnostics and/or the positions on the sky do not match. These warn against grouping stars together based only on kinematics and that a confluence of evidence is required to claim that a group of stars originated from the same star-forming event.

  14. Long-distance entanglement and quantum teleportation in XX spin chains

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

    2007-11-15

    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.

  15. Moving Large Data Sets Over High-Performance Long Distance Networks

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    Hodson, Stephen W [ORNL; Poole, Stephen W [ORNL; Ruwart, Thomas [ORNL; Settlemyer, Bradley W [ORNL

    2011-04-01

    In this project we look at the performance characteristics of three tools used to move large data sets over dedicated long distance networking infrastructure. Although performance studies of wide area networks have been a frequent topic of interest, performance analyses have tended to focus on network latency characteristics and peak throughput using network traffic generators. In this study we instead perform an end-to-end long distance networking analysis that includes reading large data sets from a source file system and committing large data sets to a destination file system. An evaluation of end-to-end data movement is also an evaluation of the system configurations employed and the tools used to move the data. For this paper, we have built several storage platforms and connected them with a high performance long distance network configuration. We use these systems to analyze the capabilities of three data movement tools: BBcp, GridFTP, and XDD. Our studies demonstrate that existing data movement tools do not provide efficient performance levels or exercise the storage devices in their highest performance modes. We describe the device information required to achieve high levels of I/O performance and discuss how this data is applicable in use cases beyond data movement performance.

  16. The Heliocentric Distance Where the Deflections and Rotations of Solar Coronal Mass Ejections Occur

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    Kay, C

    2015-01-01

    Understanding the trajectory of a coronal mass ejection (CME), including any deflection from a radial path, and the orientation of its magnetic field is essential for space weather predictions. Kay et al. (2015b) developed a model, Forecasting a CME's Altered Trajectory (ForeCAT), of CME deflections and rotation due to magnetic forces, not including the effects of reconnection. ForeCAT is able to reproduce the deflection of observed CMEs (Kay et al. 2015a). The deflecting CMEs tend to show a rapid increase of their angular momentum close to the Sun, followed by little to no increase at farther distances. Here we quantify the distance at which the CME deflection is "determined," which we define as the distance after which the background solar wind has negligible influence on the total deflection. We consider a wide range in CME masses and radial speeds and determine that the deflection and rotation of these CMEs can be well-described by assuming they propagate with constant angular momentum beyond 10 Rs. The a...

  17. A NEW COSMOLOGICAL DISTANCE MEASURE USING ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEUS X-RAY VARIABILITY

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    Franca, Fabio La; Bianchi, Stefano; Branchini, Enzo; Matt, Giorgio [Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Università Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 84, I-00146, Roma (Italy); Ponti, Gabriele, E-mail: lafranca@fis.uniroma3.it [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse 1, D-85748 Garching bei München (Germany)

    2014-05-20

    We report the discovery of a luminosity distance estimator using active galactic nuclei (AGNs). We combine the correlation between the X-ray variability amplitude and the black hole (BH) mass with the single-epoch spectra BH mass estimates which depend on the AGN luminosity and the line width emitted by the broad-line region. We demonstrate that significant correlations do exist that allow one to predict the AGN (optical or X-ray) luminosity as a function of the AGN X-ray variability and either the H? or the Pa? line widths. In the best case, when the Pa? is used, the relationship has an intrinsic dispersion of ?0.6 dex. Although intrinsically more disperse than supernovae Ia, this relation constitutes an alternative distance indicator potentially able to probe, in an independent way, the expansion history of the universe. With respect to this, we show that the new mission concept Athena should be able to measure the X-ray variability of hundreds of AGNs and then constrain the distance modulus with uncertainties of 0.1 mag up to z ? 0.6. We also discuss how our estimator has the prospect of becoming a cosmological probe even more sensitive than the current supernovae Ia samples by using a new dedicated wide-field X-ray telescope able to measure the variability of thousands of AGNs.

  18. The Megamaser Cosmology Project VIII. A Geometric Distance to NGC 5765b

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    Gao, F; Reid, M J; Lo, K Y; Condon, J J; Henkel, C; Kuo, C Y; Impellizzeri, C M V; Pesce, D W; Zhao, W

    2015-01-01

    As part of the Megamaser Cosmology Project (MCP), here we present a new geometric distance measurement to the megamaser galaxy NGC 5765b. Through a series of VLBI observations, we have confirmed the water masers trace a thin, sub-parsec Keplerian disk around the nucleus, implying an enclosed mass of 4.55 $\\pm$ 0.40 $\\times~10^{7}M_\\odot$. Meanwhile, from single dish monitoring of the maser spectra over two years, we measured the secular drifts of maser features near the systemic velocity of the galaxy with rates between 0.5 and 1.2 km s$^{-1}$ yr$^{-1}$. Fitting a warped, thin disk model to these measurements, we determine a Hubble Constant $H_{0}$ of 66.0 $\\pm$ 6.0 km s$^{-1}$ Mpc$^{-1}$ with the angular-diameter distance to NGC 5765b of 126.3 $\\pm$ 11.6 Mpc. Apart from the distance measurement, we also investigate some physical properties related to the maser disk in NGC 5765b. The high-velocity features are spatially distributed into several clumps, which may indicate the existence of a spiral density wave...

  19. Precise Distances for Main-Belt Asteroids in Only Two Nights

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    Heinze, Aren N

    2015-01-01

    We present a method for calculating precise distances to asteroids using only two nights of data from a single location --- far too little for an orbit --- by exploiting the angular reflex motion of the asteroids due to Earth's axial rotation. We refer to this as the rotational reflex velocity method. While the concept is simple and well-known, it has not been previously exploited for surveys of main-belt asteroids. We offer a mathematical development, estimates of the errors of the approximation, and a demonstration using a sample of 197 asteroids observed for two nights with a small, 0.9-meter telescope. This demonstration used digital tracking to enhance detection sensitivity for faint asteroids, but our distance determination works with any detection method. Forty-eight asteroids in our sample had known orbits prior to our observations, and for these we demonstrate a mean fractional error of only 1.6% between the distances we calculate and those given in ephemerides from the Minor Planet Center. In contra...

  20. Distance-dependent plasma composition and ion energy in high power impulse magnetron sputtering

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    Ehiasarian, Arutiun P; Andersson, Joakim; Anders, André

    2010-04-18

    The plasma composition of high power impulse magnetron sputtering (HIPIMS) has been studied for titanium and chromium targets using a combined energy analyser and quadrupole mass spectrometer. Measurements were done at distances from 50 to 300 mm from the sputtering target. Ti and Cr are similar in atomic mass but have significantly different sputter yields, which gives interesting clues on the effect of the target on plasma generation and transport of atoms. The Ti and Cr HIPIMS plasmas operated at a peak target current density of ~;;0.5 A cm-2. The measurements of the argon and metal ion content as well as the ion energy distribution functions showed that (1) singly and doubly charged ions were found for argon as well as for the target metal, (2) the majority of ions were singly charged argon for both metals at all distances investigated, (3) the Cr ion density was maintained to distances further from the target than Ti. Gas rarefaction was identified as a main factor promoting transport of metal ions, with the stronger effect observed for Cr, the material with higher sputter yield. Cr ions were found to displace a significant portion of the gas ions, whereas this was less evident in the Ti case. The observations indicate that the presence of metal vapour promotes charge exchange and reduces the electron temperature and thereby practically prevents the production of Ar2+ ions near the target. The content of higher charge states of metal ions depends on the probability of charge exchange with argon.

  1. Prediction of spectral shifts proportional to source distances by time-varying frequency or wavelength selection

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    V. Guruprasad

    2008-12-04

    Any frequency selective device with an ongoing drift will cause observed spectra to be variously and simultaneously scaled in proportion to their source distances. The reason is that detectors after the drifting selection will integrate instantaneous electric or magnetic field values from successive sinusoids, and these sinusoids would differ in both frequency and phase. Phase differences between frequencies are ordinarily irrelevant, and recalibration procedures at most correct for frequency differences. With drifting selection, however, each integrated field value comes from *the sinusoid of the instantaneously selected frequency at its instantaneous received phase*, hence the waveform constructed by the integration will follow the drifting selection with a phase acceleration given by the drift rate times the slope of the received phase spectrum. A phase acceleration is literally a frequency shift, and the phase spectrum slope of a received waveform is an asymptotic measure of the source distance, as the path delay presents phase offsets proportional to frequency times the distance, and eventually exceeding all initial phase differences. Tunable optics may soon be fast enough for realizing such shifts by Fourier switching, and could lead to pocket X-ray devices; sources continuously variable from RF to gamma rays; capacity multiplication with jamming and noise immunity in both fibre and radio channels, passive ranging from ground to deep space; etc.

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

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    Kuo, C. Y.; Braatz, J. A.; Lo, K. Y.; Condon, J. J.; Impellizzeri, C. M. V.; Reid, M. J.; Henkel, C.

    2013-04-20

    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.

  3. Minimum separation distances for natural gas pipeline and boilers in the 300 area, Hanford Site

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    Daling, P.M.; Graham, T.M.

    1997-08-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing actions to reduce energy expenditures and improve energy system reliability at the 300 Area of the Hanford Site. These actions include replacing the centralized heating system with heating units for individual buildings or groups of buildings, constructing a new natural gas distribution system to provide a fuel source for many of these units, and constructing a central control building to operate and maintain the system. The individual heating units will include steam boilers that are to be housed in individual annex buildings located at some distance away from nearby 300 Area nuclear facilities. This analysis develops the basis for siting the package boilers and natural gas distribution systems to be used to supply steam to 300 Area nuclear facilities. The effects of four potential fire and explosion scenarios involving the boiler and natural gas pipeline were quantified to determine minimum separation distances that would reduce the risks to nearby nuclear facilities. The resulting minimum separation distances are shown in Table ES.1.

  4. The Effects of Metallicity on the Cepheid P-L Relation and the Consequences for the Extragalactic Distance Scale

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    Paul D. Allen; Tom Shanks

    2001-02-26

    Using published HST Cepheid data from 25 galaxies, we have found a correlation between the P-L dispersion and host galaxy metallicity which is significant at the ~3sigma level in the V band. This result supports the suggestion that the metallicity dependence of the Cepheid P-L relation may be stronger than expected. The high observed dispersions in the HST Cepheid P-L relations have the further consequence that the bias due to incompleteness in the P-L relation at faint magnitudes is more significant than previously thought. In the HST sample, galaxies at higher distance tend to have higher metallicity. This means that when a full metallicity/incompleteness correction is made, a scale error in the published Cepheid distances is seen in the sense that the published distance moduli are increasingly underestimates at larger distances. This results in the average distance modulus to the four galaxies in the Virgo cluster core increasing from (m-M)_0=31.2+-0.19 to (m-M)_0=31.8+-0.17 with similar increases for the Fornax and Ursa Major clusters. For the 18 HST galaxies with good Tully-Fisher distances and (m-M)_0>29.5 the Cepheid-TF distance modulus average residual increases from 0.44+-0.09 mag to 0.82+-0.1mag indicating a significant scale error in TF distances and resulting in the previous Pierce & Tully TF estimate of H_0=85 reducing to H_0=58+-7. Finally, for the 8 HST galaxies with SNIa, the metallicity corrected Cepheid distances now imply a metallicity dependence of SNIa peak luminosity in the sense that metal-poor hosts have lower luminosity SNIa. Thus SNIa Hubble diagram estimates of both H_0 and q_0 may also require significant metallicity corrections.

  5. Distances to Galactic high-velocity clouds. I. Cohen Stream, complex GCP, cloud g1

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    B. P. Wakker; D. G. York; R. Wilhelm; J. C. Barentine; P. Richter; T. C. Beers; Z. Ivezic; J. C. Howk

    2007-09-12

    The high- and intermediate-velocity interstellar clouds (HVCs/IVCs) are tracers of energetic processes in and around the Milky Way. Clouds with near-solar metallicity about one kpc above the disk trace the circulation of material between disk and halo (the Galactic Fountain). The Magellanic Stream consists of gas tidally extracted from the SMC, tracing the dark matter potential of the Milky Way. Several other HVCs have low-metallicity and appear to trace the continuing accretion of infalling intergalactic gas. These assertions are supported by the metallicities (0.1 to 1 solar) measured for about ten clouds in the past decade. Direct measurements of distances to HVCs have remained elusive, however. In this paper we present four new distance brackets, using VLT observations of interstellar \\CaII H and K absorption toward distant Galactic halo stars. We derive distance brackets of 5.0 to 11.7 kpc for the Cohen Stream (likely to be an infalling low-metallicity cloud), 9.8 to 15.1 kpc for complex GCP (also known as the Smith Cloud or HVC40-15+100 and with still unknown origin), 1.0 to 2.7 kpc for an IVC that appears associated with the return flow of the Fountain in the Perseus Arm, and 1.8 to 3.8 kpc for cloud g1, which appears to be in the outflow phase of the Fountain. Our measurements further demonstrate that the Milky Way is accreting substantial amounts of gaseous material, which influences the Galaxy's current and future dynamical and chemical evolution.

  6. Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions of Protons in Host Metals at Picometre Distance

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    Heinrich Hora; George H. Miley; Jak C. Kelly

    2000-11-12

    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.

  7. ELLIPSOIDAL VARIABLE V1197 ORIONIS: ABSOLUTE LIGHT-VELOCITY ANALYSIS FOR KNOWN DISTANCE

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    Wilson, R. E.; Chochol, D.; KomzIk, R.; Van Hamme, W.; Pribulla, T.; Volkov, I.

    2009-09-01

    V1197 Orionis light curves from a long-term observing program for red giant binaries show ellipsoidal variation of small amplitude in the V and R{sub C} bands, although not clearly in U and B. Eclipses are not detected. All four bands show large irregular intrinsic variations, including fleeting quasi-periodicities identified by power spectra, that degrade analysis and may be caused by dynamical tides generated by orbital eccentricity. To deal with the absence of eclipses and consequent lack of astrophysical and geometrical information, direct use is made of the Hipparcos parallax distance while the V and R{sub C} light curves and (older) radial velocity curves are analyzed simultaneously in terms of absolute flux. The red giant's temperature is estimated from new spectra. This type of analysis, called Inverse Distance Estimation for brevity, is new and can also be applied to other ellipsoidal variables. Advantages gained by utilization of definite distance and temperature are discussed in regard to how radius, fractional lobe filling, and mass ratio information are expressed in the observations. The advantages were tested in solutions of noisy synthetic data. Also discussed and tested by simulations are ideas on the optimal number of light curves to be solved simultaneously under various conditions. The dim companion has not been observed or discussed in the literature but most solutions find its mass to be well below that of the red giant. Solutions show red giant masses that are too low for evolution to the red giant stage within the age of the Galaxy, although that result is probably an artifact of the intrinsic brightness fluctuations.

  8. Distance-regular graphs of $q$-Racah type and the $q$-tetrahedron algebra

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    Ito, Tatsuro

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we discuss a relationship between the following two algebras: (i) the subconstituent algebra $T$ of a distance-regular graph that has $q$-Racah type; (ii) the $q$-tetrahedron algebra $\\boxtimes_q$ which is a $q$-deformation of the three-point $sl_2$ loop algebra. Assuming that every irreducible $T$-module is thin, we display an algebra homomorphism from $\\boxtimes_q$ into $T$ and show that $T$ is generated by the image together with the center $Z(T)$.

  9. Thermal decoherence of long-distance entanglement in spin-1 chains

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    Xiang Hao

    2009-08-21

    he thermal entanglement is generated by weakly interacting atoms with an isotropic spin-1 chain. The decoherence of the entanglement is mainly investigated. The effective Hamiltonian is analytically obtained by the approximation method of perturbation. The scaling behavior of the effective coupling is numerically illustrated by the exact diagonalization. It is found out that the decay of the entanglement is slow in the case of non interacting spins. The long-distance thermal entangled states can be used as the noisy channel for the achievement of the quantum teleportation.

  10. Spin Sum Rules and the Strong Coupling Constant at large distance

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    A. Deur

    2009-06-23

    We present recent results on the Bjorken and the generalized forward spin polarizability sum rules from Jefferson Lab Hall A and CLAS experiments, focusing on the low $Q^2$ part of the measurements. We then discuss the comparison of these results with Chiral Perturbation theory calculations. In the second part of this paper, we show how the Bjorken sum rule with its connection to the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn sum, allows us to conveniently define an effective coupling for the strong force at all distances.

  11. The design, construction, and operation of long-distance high-voltage electricity transmission technologies.

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    Molburg, J. C.; Kavicky, J. A.; Picel, K. C.

    2008-03-03

    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.

  12. "Actuation at a distance" of microelectromechanical systems using photoelectrowetting: proof-of-concept

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    Gaudet, Matthieu

    2012-01-01

    We demonstrate here a proof-of-concept experiment that microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) can be actuated using photoelectrowetting. In order to demonstrate this, a 30 \\mu m thick aluminum cantilever is actuated using an ordinary white light source. A deflection of 56 \\mu m is observed using a light irradiance equal to \\approx 1000 W m-2 at a bias of 7 V. The deflection of the cantilever relies on the recently observed photoelectrowetting effect [Sci. Rep.1, 184 (2011)]. Such "actuation at a distance" could be useful for optical addressing and control of autonomous wireless sensors, MEMS and microsystems.

  13. Measuring the Distance between Merge Trees (Book) | SciTech Connect

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  15. Walking, running, and resting under time, distance, and average speed constraints: Optimality of walk-run-rest mixtures

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    Srinivasan, Manoj

    in a more ecological (non-treadmill) setting. We asked subjects to travel a given distance overground to go from your house to the bus stop and have very little time to do so. You would likely run the whole

  16. Tangent length and sight distance effects on accident rates at horizontal curves on two-lane rural highways 

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    Fink, Kenneth Lee

    1993-01-01

    This thesis documents an evaluation of the relationships between accident rates at horizontal curves and preceding tangent length and sight distance. Data collection and statistical methods used to evaluate this relationship are presented. A base...

  17. Metrika, Volume 27, 1980, page 43-70. 9 Vienna. The Minimum Distance Method of Testing 1 )

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    Pollard, David

    on leavefrom Yale University,at the Ruhr-UniversitiitBochum. 2) David Pollard, YaleUniversity, Department of Statistics Box 2179 YaleStation, New Haven, Conneticut 06520, U.S.A. #12;44 D. Pollard minimum distance

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    If something was prepaid by IU, please provide original receipt *Remember to check "Notifications" in One

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  20. Environmental Studies Program Field Trip Approval Form

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    . Transportation University Motor Pool Enterprise Rent-A-Car Charter Bus Private vehicle (Request to use Personal Vehicle and /or Transport Passengers form required) Are all drivers certified and insured? YES NO If no coordinator: Number of passengers (include drivers in number): Motor Pool desired vehicle(s): 12 passenger van

  1. Light celebrating place, West Texas Road Trip 

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    Mulholland, Jill Cecilia

    2009-05-15

    Calcite Tests: Light and Texture ................................................................ 227 107 Calcite Tests: Light and Geologic Cleavage Planes................................... 227 108 UV Tests: Color Mixing Chart...................................................................... 228 109 UV Tests: UV Paint Sample....................................................................... 229 110 Dichroic Glass Tests: Reflections .............................................................. 230 111 Dichroic Glass Tests...

  2. -. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . Trip Report CognitiveArchitecturesand HCI

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    Gray, Wayne

    ) processing system. It is an activation based production system in which any production that is above, 1993): ACT-R is a production system architecture with network-like associations among work- ing memory elements. It assumes that time is continuous and maintains a declarative/procedural memory distinc- tion

  3. Trip Report-Produced-Water Field Testing

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    Sullivan, Enid J.

    2012-05-25

    Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) conducted field testing of a produced-water pretreatment apparatus with assistance from faculty at the Texas A&M University (TAMU) protein separation sciences laboratory located on the TAMU main campus. The following report details all of the logistics surrounding the testing. The purpose of the test was to use a new, commercially-available filter media housing containing modified zeolite (surfactant-modified zeolite or SMZ) porous medium for use in pretreatment of oil and gas produced water (PW) and frac-flowback waters. The SMZ was tested previously in October, 2010 in a lab-constructed configuration ('old multicolumn system'), and performed well for removal of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX) from PW. However, a less-expensive, modular configuration is needed for field use. A modular system will allow the field operator to add or subtract SMZ filters as needed to accommodate site specific conditions, and to swap out used filters easily in a multi-unit system. This test demonstrated the use of a commercial filter housing with a simple flow modification and packed with SMZ for removing BTEX from a PW source in College Station, Texas. The system will be tested in June 2012 at a field site in Pennsylvania for treating frac-flowback waters. The goals of this test are: (1) to determine sorption efficiency of BTEX in the new configuration; and (2) to observe the range of flow rates, backpressures, and total volume treated at a given flow rate.

  4. CHINA ENERGY TRIP 2013 APPLICATION FORM

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    Papanicolaou, Vassilis

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    / Terrace Hill 14% East Ward 5% City of Kawartha Lakes Peterborough City of Peterborough Durham York City% North Ward/ Terrace Hill 10%, 9% East Ward 8%, 3% CITY OF BRANTFORD TOTAL EMPLOYMENT IN BRANTFORD: 37% Holmedale/ Henderson 8% Braneida 29% Echo Place 3% West Brant 7% Eagle Place 3% Downtown 14% North Ward

  6. My Trip to Mongolia | Department of Energy

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  7. Dynamic Rotor Deformation and Vibration Monitoring Using a Non-Incremental Laser Doppler Distance Sensor

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    Pfister, Thorsten; Guenther, Philipp; Dreier, Florian; Czarske, Juergen

    2010-05-28

    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.

  8. Exploring uncertainties in dark energy constraints using current observational data with Planck 2015 distance priors

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    Wang, Yun

    2015-01-01

    We explore the systematic uncertainties in dark energy constraints using the latest observational data from Type Ia Supernovae (SNe Ia), galaxy clustering, and cosmic microwave background anisotropy (CMB) data. We use the Joint Lightcurve Analysis (JLA) set of 740 SNe Ia, galaxy clustering measurements of H(z)s and D_A(z)/s (where s is the sound horizon at the drag epoch) from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) at z=0.35 (SDSS DR7) and z=0.57 (BOSS DR11), and the distance priors that we have derived from the 2015 Planck data (we present the mean values and covariance matrices required for using these). We find that omitting the BOSS DR11 measurement of H(z)s at z=0.57 leads to more concordant cosmological constraints, indicative of possible systematic uncertainties that affect the measurement of the line-of-sight galaxy clustering. We also find that flux-averaging of SNe Ia at z>= 0.5 gives significantly tighter constraints on dark energy; this can be due to the reduction in the distance measurement bias fro...

  9. Photospheric magnitude diagrams for type II supernovat: A promising tool to compute distances

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    Rodríguez, Ósmar; Clocchiatti, Alejandro; Hamuy, Mario, E-mail: olrodrig@astro.puc.cl [Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Casilla 36-D, Santiago (Chile)

    2014-12-01

    We develop an empirical color-based standardization for Type II supernovae (SNe II), equivalent to the classical surface brightness method given in Wesselink. We calibrate this standardization using SNe II with host galaxy distances measured using Cepheids, and a well-constrained shock breakout epoch and extinction due to the host galaxy. We estimate the reddening with an analysis of the B – V versus V – I color-color curves, similar to that of Natali et al. With four SNe II meeting the above requirements, we build a photospheric magnitude versus color diagram (similar to an H-R diagram) with a dispersion of 0.29 mag. We also show that when using time since shock breakout instead of color as the independent variable, the same standardization gives a dispersion of 0.09 mag. Moreover, we show that the above time-based standardization corresponds to the generalization of the standardized candle method of Hamuy and Pinto for various epochs throughout the photospheric phase. To test the new tool, we construct Hubble diagrams for different subsamples of 50 low-redshift (cz < 10{sup 4} km s{sup –1}) SNe II. For 13 SNe within the Hubble flow (cz {sub CMB} > 3000 km s{sup –1}) and with a well-constrained shock breakout epoch we obtain values of 68-69 km s{sup –1} Mpc{sup –1} for the Hubble constant and a mean intrinsic scatter of 0.12 mag or 6% in relative distances.

  10. Parametric study on maximum transportable distance and cost for thermal energy transportation using various coolants

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    Su-Jong Yoon; Piyush Sabharwall

    2014-07-01

    The operation temperature of advanced nuclear reactors is generally higher than commercial light water reactors and thermal energy from advanced nuclear reactor can be used for various purposes such as district heating, desalination, hydrogen production and other process heat applications, etc. The process heat industry/facilities will be located outside the nuclear island due to safety measures. This thermal energy from the reactor has to be transported a fair distance. In this study, analytical analysis was conducted to identify the maximum distance that thermal energy could be transported using various coolants such as molten-salts, helium and water by varying the pipe diameter and mass flow rate. The cost required to transport each coolant was also analyzed. The coolants analyzed are molten salts (such as: KClMgCl2, LiF-NaF-KF (FLiNaK) and KF-ZrF4), helium and water. Fluoride salts are superior because of better heat transport characteristics but chloride salts are most economical for higher temperature transportation purposes. For lower temperature water is a possible alternative when compared with He, because low pressure He requires higher pumping power which makes the process very inefficient and economically not viable for both low and high temperature application.

  11. MDI-QKD: Continuous- versus discrete-variables at metropolitan distances

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    Stefano Pirandola; Carlo Ottaviani; Gaetana Spedalieri; Christian Weedbrook; Samuel L. Braunstein; Seth Lloyd; Tobias Gehring; Christian S. Jacobsen; Ulrik L. Andersen

    2015-08-01

    In a comment, Xu, Curty, Qi, Qian, and Lo claimed that discrete-variable (DV) measurement device independent (MDI) quantum key distribution (QKD) would compete with its continuous-variable (CV) counterpart at metropolitan distances. Actually, Xu et al.'s analysis supports exactly the opposite by showing that the experimental rate of our CV protocol (achieved with practical room-temperature devices) remains one order of magnitude higher than their purely-numerical and over-optimistic extrapolation for qubits, based on nearly-ideal parameters and cryogenic detectors (unsuitable solutions for a realistic metropolitan network, which is expected to run on cheap room-temperature devices, potentially even mobile). The experimental rate of our protocol (expressed as bits per relay use) is confirmed to be two-three orders of magnitude higher than the rate of any realistic simulation of practical DV-MDI-QKD over short-medium distances. Of course this does not mean that DV-MDI-QKD networks should not be investigated or built, but increasing their rate is a non-trivial practical problem clearly beyond the analysis of Xu et al. Finally, in order to clarify the facts, we also refute a series of incorrect arguments against CV-MDI-QKD and, more generally, CV-QKD, which were made by Xu et al. with the goal of supporting their thesis.

  12. 267 Employers International

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  13. Distance-Redshift in Inhomogeneous $Omega_0=1$ Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker Cosmology

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    R. Kantowski; R. C. Thomas

    2001-06-18

    Distance--redshift relations are given in terms of associated Legendre functions for partially filled beam observations inspatially flat Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) cosmologies. These models are dynamically pressure-free, flat FLRW on large scales but, due to mass inhomogeneities, differ in their optical properties. The partially filled beam area-redshift equation is a Lame$^{\\prime}$ equation for arbitrary FLRW and is shown to simplify to the associated Legendre equation for the spatially flat, i.e. $\\Omega_0=1$ case. We fit these new analytic Hubble curves to recent supernovae (SNe) data in an attempt to determine both the mass parameter $\\Omega_m$ and the beam filling parameter $\

  14. Cosmodynamics: Energy conditions, Hubble bounds, density bounds, time and distance bounds

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    Cattoen, Celine

    2007-01-01

    We refine and extend a programme initiated by one of the current authors [Science 276 (1997) 88; Phys. Rev. D56 (1997) 7578] advocating the use of the classical energy conditions of general relativity in a cosmological setting to place very general bounds on various cosmological parameters. We show how the energy conditions can be used to bound the Hubble parameter H(z), Omega parameter Omega(z), density rho(z), distance d(z), and lookback time T(z) as (relatively) simple functions of the redshift z, present-epoch Hubble parameter H_0, and present-epoch Omega parameter Omega_0. We compare these results with related observations in the literature, and confront the bounds with the recent supernova data.

  15. Effect Of Platooning on Fuel Consumption of Class 8 Vehicles Over a Range of Speeds, Following Distances, and Mass

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    Lammert, M. P.; Duran, A.; Diez, J.; Burton, K.; Nicholson, A.

    2014-10-01

    This research project evaluates fuel consumption results of two Class 8 tractor-trailer combinations platooned together compared to their standalone fuel consumption. A series of ten modified SAE Type II J1321 fuel consumption track tests were performed to document fuel consumption of two platooned vehicles and a control vehicle at varying steady-state speeds, following distances, and gross vehicle weights (GVWs). The steady-state speeds ranged from 55 mph to 70 mph, the following distances ranged from a 20-ft following distance to a 75-ft following distance, and the GVWs were 65K lbs and 80K lbs. All tractors involved had U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay-compliant aerodynamics packages installed, and the trailers were equipped with side skirts. Effects of vehicle speed, following distance, and GVW on fuel consumption were observed and analyzed. The platooning demonstration system used in this study consisted of radar systems, Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, vehicle braking and torque control interface, cameras and driver displays. The lead tractor consistently demonstrated an improvement in average fuel consumption reduction as following distance decreased, with results showing 2.7% to 5.3% fuel savings at a GVW of 65k. The trailing vehicle achieved fuel consumption savings ranging from 2.8% to 9.7%; tests during which the engine cooling fan did not operate achieved savings of 8.4% to 9.7%. 'Team' fuel savings, considering the platooned vehicles as one, ranged from 3.7% to 6.4%, with the best combined result being for 55 mph, 30-ft following distance, and 65k GVW.

  16. Correlated Fluctuations in Luminosity Distance and the (Surprising) Importance of Peculiar Motion in Supernova Surveys

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    Lam Hui; Patrick B. Greene

    2006-05-12

    Large scale structure introduces two different kinds of errors in the luminosity distance estimates from standardizable candles such as supernovae Ia (SNe) - a Poissonian scatter for each SN and a coherent component due to correlated fluctuations between different SNe. Increasing the number of SNe helps reduce the first type of error but not the second. The coherent component has been largely ignored in forecasts of dark energy parameter estimation from upcoming SN surveys. For instance it is commonly thought, based on Poissonian considerations, that peculiar motion is unimportant, even for a low redshift SN survey such as the Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory; z = 0.03 - 0.08), which provides a useful anchor for future high redshift surveys by determining the SN zero-point. We show that ignoring coherent peculiar motion leads to an underestimate of the zero-point error by about a factor of 2, despite the fact that SNfactory covers almost half of the sky. More generally, there are four types of fluctuations: peculiar motion, gravitational lensing, gravitational redshift and what is akin to the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect. Peculiar motion and lensing dominates at low and high redshifts respectively. Taking into account all significant luminosity distance fluctuations due to large scale structure leads to a degradation of up to 60% in the determination of the dark energy equation of state from upcoming high redshift SN surveys, when used in conjunction with a low redshift anchor such as the SNfactory. The most relevant fluctuations are the coherent ones due to peculiar motion and the Poissonian ones due to lensing, with peculiar motion playing the dominant role. We also discuss to what extent the noise here can be viewed as a useful signal, and whether corrections can be made to reduce the degradation.

  17. Superluminous supernovae as standardizable candles and high-redshift distance probes

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    Inserra, C.; Smartt, S. J., E-mail: c.inserra@qub.ac.uk [Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queens University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom)

    2014-12-01

    We investigate the use of type Ic superluminous supernovae (SLSN Ic) as standardizable candles and distance indicators. Their appeal as cosmological probes stems from their remarkable peak luminosities, hot blackbody temperatures, and bright rest-frame ultraviolet emission. We present a sample of 16 published SLSN, from redshifts 0.1 to 1.2, and calculate accurate K corrections to determine uniform magnitudes in 2 synthetic rest-frame filter bandpasses with central wavelengths at 400 nm and 520 nm. At 400 nm, we find an encouragingly low scatter in their uncorrected, raw mean magnitudes with M(400) = –21.86 ± 0.35 mag for the full sample of 16 objects. We investigate the correlation between their decline rates and peak magnitude and find that the brighter events appear to decline more slowly. In a manner similar to the Phillips relation for type Ia SNe (SNe Ia), we define a ?M {sub 20} decline relation. This correlates peak magnitude and decline over 20 days and can reduce the scatter in standardized peak magnitudes to ±0.22 mag. We further show that M(400) appears to have a strong color dependence. Redder objects are fainter and also become redder faster. Using this peak magnitudecolor evolution relation, a surprisingly low scatter of between ±0.08 mag and ±0.13 mag can be found in peak magnitudes, depending on sample selection. However, we caution that only 8 to 10 objects currently have enough data to test this peak magnitudecolor evolution relation. We conclude that SLSN Ic are promising distance indicators in the high-redshift universe in regimes beyond those possible with SNe Ia. Although the empirical relationships are encouraging, the unknown progenitor systems, how they may evolve with redshift, and the uncertain explosion physics are of some concern. The two major measurement uncertainties are the limited numbers of low-redshift, well-studied objects available to test these relationships and internal dust extinction in the host galaxies.

  18. Thick-to-Thin Filament Surface Distance Modulates Cross-Bridge Kinetics in Drosophila Flight Muscle

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    Tanner, Bertrand C.W.; Farman, Gerrie P.; Irving, Thomas C.; Maughan, David W.; Palmer, Bradley M.; Miller, Mark S. (IIT); (Vermont); (BU)

    2012-09-19

    The demembranated (skinned) muscle fiber preparation is widely used to investigate muscle contraction because the intracellular ionic conditions can be precisely controlled. However, plasma membrane removal results in a loss of osmotic regulation, causing abnormal hydration of the myofilament lattice and its proteins. We investigated the structural and functional consequences of varied myofilament lattice spacing and protein hydration on cross-bridge rates of force development and detachment in Drosophila melanogaster indirect flight muscle, using x-ray diffraction to compare the lattice spacing of dissected, osmotically compressed skinned fibers to native muscle fibers in living flies. Osmolytes of different sizes and exclusion properties (Dextran T-500 and T-10) were used to differentially alter lattice spacing and protein hydration. At in vivo lattice spacing, cross-bridge attachment time (t{sub on}) increased with higher osmotic pressures, consistent with a reduced cross-bridge detachment rate as myofilament protein hydration decreased. In contrast, in the swollen lattice, t{sub on} decreased with higher osmotic pressures. These divergent responses were reconciled using a structural model that predicts t{sub on} varies inversely with thick-to-thin filament surface distance, suggesting that cross-bridge rates of force development and detachment are modulated more by myofilament lattice geometry than protein hydration. Generalizing these findings, our results suggest that cross-bridge cycling rates slow as thick-to-thin filament surface distance decreases with sarcomere lengthening, and likewise, cross-bridge cycling rates increase during sarcomere shortening. Together, these structural changes may provide a mechanism for altering cross-bridge performance throughout a contraction-relaxation cycle.

  19. COMPARISON OF SOLAR SURFACE FLOWS INFERRED FROM TIME-DISTANCE HELIOSEISMOLOGY AND COHERENT STRUCTURE TRACKING USING HMI/SDO OBSERVATIONS

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    Svanda, Michal; Roudier, Thierry; Rieutord, Michel; Burston, Raymond; Gizon, Laurent

    2013-07-01

    We compare measurements of horizontal flows on the surface of the Sun using helioseismic time-distance inversions and coherent structure tracking of solar granules. Tracking provides two-dimensional horizontal flows on the solar surface, whereas the time-distance inversions estimate the full three-dimensional velocity flows in the shallow near-surface layers. Both techniques use Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager observations as input. We find good correlations between the various measurements resulting from the two techniques. Further, we find a good agreement between these measurements and the time-averaged Doppler line-of-sight velocity, and also perform sanity checks on the vertical flow that resulted from the three-dimensional time-distance inversion.

  20. SU-E-T-98: Dependence of Radiotherapy Couch Transmission Factors On Field Size and Couch-Isocenter Distance

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    Benhabib, S; Duan, J; Wu, X; Cardan, R; Shen, S; Huang, M; Popple, R; Brezovich, I

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: The dosimetric effect of the treatment couch is non-negligible in today's radiotherapy treatment. To accurately include couch in dose calculation, we investigated the dependence of couch transmission factors on field size and couch-isocenter distance. Methods: Couch transmission factors for Varian Exact Couch were determined by taking the ratios of ionization of a posterior-anterior beam with and without the couch in the beam path. Measurements were performed at the isocenter using a PTW cylindrical ionization chamber (Model 31030) with an Aluminum buildup cap of 1.1 cm thick for the 6 MV photon beam. Ionization readings for beam sizes ranging from 2 × 2 cm2 to 40 × 40 cm2 were taken. Transmission factors for couch-isocenter distances ranging from 3 cm to 20 cm were also investigated. Results: The couch transmission factors increased with the field size approximately in an exponential manner. For the field sizes that we tested, the transmission factor ranged from 0.976 to 0.992 for couch-isocenter distance of 3 cm. The transmission factor was also monotonically dependent on couch-isocenter separation distance, but in a lighter magnitude. For the tested couch heights, the transmission factor ranged from 0.974 – 0.972 for 2 × 2 cm2 field size and 0.992 – 0.986 for 40 × 40 cm2 field size. The dependence on couch-isocenter distance is stronger for larger field size. Conclusions: The transmission factor of a radiotherapy treatment couch increases with field size of the radiation beam and its distance from the isocenter. Such characterization of the couch transmission factor helps improve the accuracy of couch modeling for radiotherapy treatment planning.

  1. Estimations of the Distances of Stellar Collapses in the Galaxy by Analyzing the Energy Spectrum of Neutrino Bursts

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    Ernesto Kemp; Bruno Miguez; Walter Fulgione

    2012-02-01

    The neutrino telescopes of the present generation, depending on their specific features, can reconstruct the neutrino spectra from a galactic burst. Since the optical counterpart could be not available, it is desirable to have at hand alternative methods to estimate the distance of the supernova explosion using only the neutrino data. In this work we present preliminary results on the method we are proposing to estimate the distance from a galactic supernova based only on the spectral shape of the neutrino burst and assumptions on the gravitational binding energy released an a typical supernova explosion due to stellar collapses.

  2. Annual Parallax Distance and Secular Motion of the Water Fountain Source IRAS 18286-0959

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    Imai, Hiroshi; Honma, Mareki; Miyaji, Takeshi

    2012-01-01

    We report on results of astrometric observations of water vapor masers in the "water fountain" source IRAS 18286-0959 (I18286) with the VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry (VERA). These observations yielded an annual parallax of IRAS 18286-0959, pi=0.277+/-0.041 mas, corresponding to a heliocentric distance of D=3.61(+0.63)(-0.47) kpc. The maser feature, whose annual parallax was measured, showed the absolute proper motion of (mu_alpha, mu_delta)=(-3.2 +/- 0.3, -7.2 +/- 0.2) [mas/yr]. The intrinsic motion of the maser feature in the internal motions of the cluster of features in I18286 does not seem to trace the motion of the bipolar jet of I18286. Taking into account this intrinsic motion, the derived motion of the maser feature is roughly equal to that of the maser source I18286 itself. The proximity of I18286 to the Galactic midplane (z~10 pc) suggests that the parental star of the water fountain source in I18286 should be intermediate-mass AGB/post-AGB star, but the origin of a large deviation of the sys...

  3. Recoil Distance Method Lifetime Measurements in 107Cd and 103Pd

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    Andgren, K.; Ashley, S. F.; Regan, P. H.; McCutchan, E. A.; Zamfir, N. V.; Casten, R. F.; Meyer, D. A.; Plettner, C.; Vinson, J.; Werner, V.; Williams, E.; Amon, L.; Cakirli, R. B.; Erduran, M. N.; Clark, R. M.; Guerdal, G.; Keyes, K. L.; Papenberg, A.; Pietralla, N.; Rainovski, G.

    2006-04-26

    Preliminary lifetime values have been measured for a number of near-yrast states in the odd-A transitional nuclei 107Cd and 103Pd. The reaction used to populate the nuclei of interest was 98Mo(12C,3nx{alpha})107Cd, 103Pd, with the beam delivered by the tandem accelerator of the Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory at an incident beam energy of 60 MeV. Our experiment was aimed at the investigation of collective excitations built on the unnatural parity, {nu} h11/2 orbital, specifically by measuring the B(E2) values of decays from the excited levels built on this intrinsic structure, using the Doppler Recoil Distance Method. We report lifetimes and associated transition probabilities for decays from the 15/2- and the 19/2- states in 107Cd and the first measurement of the 15/2- state in 103Pd. These results suggest that neither a simple rotational or vibrational interpretation is sufficient to explain the observed structures.

  4. Validating time-distance helioseismology with realistic quiet-sun simulations

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    DeGrave, K.; Jackiewicz, J.; Rempel, M. E-mail: jasonj@nmsu.edu

    2014-06-20

    Linear time-distance helioseismic inversions are carried out for vector flow velocities using travel times measured from two ?100{sup 2} Mm{sup 2} × 20 Mm realistic magnetohydrodynamic quiet-Sun simulations of about 20 hr. The goal is to test current seismic methods on these state-of-the-art simulations. Using recent three-dimensional inversion schemes, we find that inverted horizontal flow maps correlate well with the simulations in the upper ?3 Mm of the domains for several filtering schemes, including phase-speed, ridge, and combined phase-speed and ridge measurements. In several cases, however, the velocity amplitudes from the inversions severely underestimate those of the simulations, possibly indicating nonlinearity of the forward problem. We also find that, while near-surface inversions of the vertical velocities are best using phase-speed filters, in almost all other example cases these flows are irretrievable due to noise, suggesting a need for statistical averaging to obtain better inferences.

  5. Laser-ablation sampling for inductively coupled plasma distance-of-flight mass spectrometry

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    Gundlach-Graham, Alexander W.; Dennis, Elise; Ray, Steven J.; Enke, Christie G.; Barinaga, Charles J.; Koppenaal, David W.; Hieftje, Gary M.

    2015-01-01

    An inductively coupled plasma distance-of-flight mass spectrometer (ICP-DOFMS) has been coupled with laser-ablation (LA) sample introduction for the elemental analysis of solids. ICP-DOFMS is well suited for the analysis of laser-generated aerosols because it offers both high-speed mass analysis and simultaneous multi-elemental detection. Here, we evaluate the analytical performance of the LA-ICP-DOFMS instrument, equipped with a microchannel plate-based imaging detector, for the measurement of steady-state LA signals, as well as transient signals produced from single LA events. Steady-state detection limits are 1 mg g1, and absolute single-pulse LA detection limits are 200 fg for uranium; the system is shown capable of performing time-resolved single-pulse LA analysis. By leveraging the benefits of simultaneous multi-elemental detection, we also attain a good shot-to-shot reproducibility of 6% relative standard deviation (RSD) and isotope-ratio precision of 0.3% RSD with a 10 s integration time.

  6. Theoretical Examination of Passing Sight Distance in Three Dimensions with Application to Marking No-Passing Zones 

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    Azimi, Mehdi 1974-

    2012-12-11

    the process for locating no-passing zones using global positioning system (GPS) data. The author developed a new analytical algorithm to evaluate three-dimensional passing sight distances that will work for any arbitrary alignment of two-lane highway...

  7. Shortest Path Set Induced Vertex Ordering and its Application to Distributed Distance Optimal Formation Path Planning and Control on Graphs

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    LaValle, Steven M.

    Formation Path Planning and Control on Graphs Jingjin Yu Steven M. LaValle Abstract-- For the task of moving formation, it was shown that distance optimal paths can be computed to complete with a tight convergence formation. The ordering leads to a simple distributed scheduling algorithm that assures the same convergence

  8. Week 4, Rain in my Brain On top of the Harbor Cone, Otago Peninsula, Pacific Ocean in the distance.

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    Bardsley, John

    Week 4, Rain in my Brain On top of the Harbor Cone, Otago Peninsula, Pacific Ocean in the distance of the ocean or of this beautiful city from on-high and it all comes back that we're here, a dream come true

  9. The distance fluctuation criterion for melting: Comparison of square-well and Morse potential models for clusters and homopolymers

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    Berry, R. Stephen

    , New York 14214 Martin Karplusa) Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University without performing free-energy calculations. Such rules are particularly impor- tant because a complete such as rare-gas clusters, an alternative criterion, which we call the distance-fluctuation criterion, has been

  10. 3Solar Energy and the Distance to Juno from the Sun As the Juno spacecraft travels to Jupiter,

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    spacecraft? Problem 2 ­ If the amount of solar energy falling on the Juno solar panels is determined by the inverse-square law, and the amount of solar energy generated by the solar panels at r = 1.0 AU is exactly 12,690 watts, what is the formula for the solar panel power at any distance defined by the function P

  11. Version: 2009 January 15 The distance to a star forming region in the Outer arm of the

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    Brunthaler, Andreas

    Version: 2009 January 15 The distance to a star forming region in the Outer arm of the Galaxy K spiral arm of the Galaxy. We measure an annual parallax of 0.167±0.006 mas, corresponding the presence of a faint Outer arm toward l = 135 # . We also measured the full space motion of the object

  12. Use of sound-pressure level in auditory distance discrimination by 6-month-old infants and adults

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    Litovsky, Ruth

    Use of sound-pressure level in auditory distance discrimination by 6-month-old infants and adults'sSPL,suggestingthatinfants didnotrelyonthisasa majordistancecue.In contrast,adults'verbaljudgmentsofdistance werebasedheavilyon'auditorydepthperception,perhapsbecausethisabi- lity isstillnotwellunderstoodin adults.In a recentinvesti- gationClifton et al. (1991) foundthat by 6

  13. arXiv:0812.0905v2[astro-ph]9Dec2008 Distances to Galactic methanol masers

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    van Langevelde, Huib Jan

    arXiv:0812.0905v2[astro-ph]9Dec2008 Distances to Galactic methanol masers Kazi L. J. Rygl Max parallax measurements of 6.7 GHz methanol masers in star forming regions of the Galaxy. The 6.7 GHz methanol maser transition is a very valuable astrometric tool, for its large stability and confined

  14. arXiv:0812.0905v1[astro-ph]4Dec2008 Distances to Galactic methanol masers

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    Brunthaler, Andreas

    arXiv:0812.0905v1[astro-ph]4Dec2008 Distances to Galactic methanol masers Kazi L. J. Rygl£ Max parallax measurements of 6.7 GHz methanol masers in star forming regions of the Galaxy. The 6.7 GHz methanol maser transition is a very valuable astrometric tool, for its large stability and confined

  15. Wildlife Society Bulletin 2005, 33(2):745748 Peer refereed Distance sampling from roads is a common pop-

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    Wallace, Mark C.

    Young and Priebe 1987, Borralho et al. 1996, Dahlheim et al. 2000). A critical assumption of the distance sam, but this assumption may be violated if the transect is a road (Burnham et al. 1980, Buckland et al. 2001, Williams et sites were cattle ranching interspersed with center-pivot agriculture and oil and gas development. Road

  16. Colonization of the Galpagos Islands by plants with no specific syndromes for long-distance dispersal: a new perspective

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    Traveset, Anna

    and Evolution Research Group (CSIC-IPNA), ES-38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Since nobody has of the Galápagos Islands by plants with no specific syndromes for long-distance dispersal: a new perspective Pablo-UIB), ES-07190 Esporles, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. ­ A. Traveset, Inst. Mediterrani d

  17. T. S. Eugene Ng eugeneng@cs.cmu.edu Carnegie Mellon University 1 Predicting Internet Network Distance with

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    Sirer, Emin Gun

    T. S. Eugene Ng eugeneng@cs.cmu.edu Carnegie Mellon University 1 Predicting Internet Network Distance with Coordinates-Based Approaches T.S. Eugene Ng and Hui Zhang Department of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University #12;T. S. Eugene Ng eugeneng@cs.cmu.edu Carnegie Mellon University 2 Problem

  18. Short distance singularities and automatic O($a$) improvement: the cases of the chiral condensate and the topological susceptibility

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    Krzysztof Cichy; Elena Garcia-Ramos; Karl Jansen

    2015-04-13

    Short-distance singularities in lattice correlators can modify their Symanzik expansion by leading to additional O($a$) lattice artifacts. At the example of the chiral condensate and the topological susceptibility, we show how to account for these lattice artifacts for Wilson twisted mass fermions and show that the property of automatic O($a$) improvement is preserved at maximal twist.

  19. Hypothetical Distance Learning Program Costs Model A framework for thinking about the comprehensive costs of hosting a DL program

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    Snider, Barry B.

    Hypothetical Distance Learning Program Costs Model A framework for thinking about the comprehensive costs of hosting a DL program Start-Up Ongoing Explanation 100,000$ 100,000$ FTE needed to develop any or repurpose old courses for the online context. Infrastructure Costs tbd tbd Cost of adding or improving

  20. Long-Distance Interconnection as Solar Resource Intermittency Solution: Optimizing the Use of Energy Storage and the Geographic

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    of Energy Storage and the Geographic Dispersion + Interconnection of Solar Generating Facilities. Marc J. R energy targets. Variability of the solar resource occurs across many different temporal scales: from energy storage and Long-distance interconnection coupled with geographic dispersion of solar generating

  1. DETECTION OF HAIRLINE MANDIBULAR FRACTURE USING MAX-FLOW MIN-CUT AND KOLMOGOROV-SMIRNOV DISTANCE

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    Bhandarkar, Suchendra "Suchi" M.

    DETECTION OF HAIRLINE MANDIBULAR FRACTURE USING MAX-FLOW MIN-CUT AND KOLMOGOROV-SMIRNOV DISTANCE. ABSTRACT The paper addresses a clinically challenging problem of hairline mandibular fracture detection from Computed Tomography (CT) images. A hairline fracture that has critical clinical importance, can

  2. Trigonometric distance and proper motion of IRAS 20056+3350: a massive star-forming region on the solar circle

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    Burns, Ross A.; Handa, Toshihiro; Omodaka, Toshihiro; Nakagawa, Akiharu; Nakanishi, Hiroyuki [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-35 Kôrimoto, Kagoshima, Kagoshima 890-0065 (Japan); Nagayama, Takumi [Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Hayashi, Masahiko [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Shizugami, Makoto, E-mail: RossBurns88@MilkyWay.sci.Kagoshima-u.ac.jp [Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-12 Hoshi-ga-oka, Mizusawa-ku, Oshu, Iwate 023-0861 (Japan)

    2014-12-10

    We report our measurement of the trigonometric distance and proper motion of IRAS 20056+3350, obtained from the annual parallax of H{sub 2}O masers. Our distance of D=4.69{sub ?0.51}{sup +0.65} kpc, which is 2.8 times larger than the near kinematic distance adopted in the literature, places IRAS 20056+3350 at the leading tip of the Local arm and proximal to the solar circle. Using our distance, we reevaluate past observations to reveal IRAS 20056+3350 as a site of massive star formation at a young stage of evolution. This result is consistent with the spectral energy distribution of the source evaluated with published photometric data from UKIDSS, WISE, AKARI, IRAS, and the submillimeter continuum. Both analytical approaches reveal the luminosity of the region to be 2.4 × 10{sup 4} L {sub ?}, and suggest that IRAS 20056+3350 is forming an embedded star of ?16 M {sub ?}. We estimated the proper motion of IRAS 20056+3350 to be (?{sub ?}cos ?, ?{sub ?}) = (–2.62 ± 0.33, –5.65 ± 0.52) mas yr{sup –1} from the group motion of H{sub 2}O masers, and use our results to estimate the angular velocity of Galactic rotation at the Galactocentric distance of the Sun, ?{sub 0} = 29.75 ± 2.29 km s{sup –1} kpc{sup –1}, which is consistent with the values obtained for other tangent point and solar circle objects.

  3. Barnes-Evans relations for dwarfs with an application to the determination of distances to cataclysmic variables

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    K. Beuermann

    2006-10-19

    Barnes-Evans type relations provide an empirical relationship between the surface brightness of stars and their color. They are widely used for measuring the distances to stars of known radii, as the Roche-lobe filling secondaries in cataclysmic variables (CVs). The calibration of the surface brightness of field dwarfs of near-solar metalicity with spectral types A0 to L8 covers all secondary spectral types detectable in CVs and related objects and will aid in the measurement of their distances. The calibrations are based on the radii of field dwarfs measured by the Infrared Flux Method and by interferometry. Published photometry is used and homogenized to the Cousins Rc and Ic and the CIT JHK photometric systems. The narrow band surface brightness at 7500A is based on our own and published spectrophotometry. Care is taken to select the dwarfs for near-solar metalicity, appropriate to CVs, and to avoid errors caused by unrecognized binarity. Relations are provided for the surface brightness in V, Rc, Ic, J, H, K and in a narrow band at 7500A as functions of V-K and of spectral type. The method is tested with selected CVs for which independent information on their distances is available. The observed spread in the radii of early M-dwarfs of given mass or luminosity and its influence on the distance measurements of CVs is discussed. As long as accurate trigonometric parallaxes are not routinely available for a large number of CVs, the surface brightness method remains a reliable means of determining distances to CVs in which a spectral signature of the secondary star can be discerned.

  4. A parallax distance to the microquasar GRS 1915+105 and a revised estimate of its black hole mass

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    Reid, M. J.; McClintock, J. E.; Steiner, J. F.; Narayan, R.; Steeghs, D.; Remillard, R. A.; Dhawan, V.

    2014-11-20

    Using the Very Long Baseline Array, we have measured a trigonometric parallax for the microquasar GRS 1915+105, which contains a black hole and a K-giant companion. This yields a direct distance estimate of 8.6{sub ?1.6}{sup +2.0} kpc and a revised estimate for the mass of the black hole of 12.4{sub ?1.8}{sup +2.0} M {sub ?}. GRS 1915+105 is at about the same distance as some H II regions and water masers associated with high-mass star formation in the Sagittarius spiral arm of the Galaxy. The absolute proper motion of GRS 1915+105 is –3.19 ± 0.03 mas yr{sup –1} and –6.24 ± 0.05 mas yr{sup –1} toward the east and north, respectively, which corresponds to a modest peculiar speed of 22 ± 24 km s{sup –1} at the parallax distance, suggesting that the binary did not receive a large velocity kick when the black hole formed. On one observational epoch, GRS 1915+105 displayed superluminal motion along the direction of its approaching jet. Considering previous observations of jet motions, the jet in GRS 1915+105 can be modeled with a jet inclination to the line of sight of 60° ± 5° and a variable flow speed between 0.65c and 0.81c, which possibly indicates deceleration of the jet at distances from the black hole ? 2000 AU. Finally, using our measurements of distance and estimates of black hole mass and inclination, we provisionally confirm our earlier result that the black hole is spinning very rapidly.

  5. Incompatibility of a comoving Ly-alpha forest with supernova-Ia luminosity distances

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    Jens Thomas; Hartmut Schulz

    2001-03-18

    Recently Perlmutter et al. suggested a positive value of Einstein's cosmological constant Lambda on the basis of luminosity distances from type-Ia supernovae. However, Lambda world models had earlier been proposed by Hoell & Priester and Liebscher et al. on the basis of quasar absorption-line data. Employing more general repulsive fluids ("dark energy") encompassing the Lambda component we quantitatively compare both approaches with each other. Fitting the SN-data by a minimum-component model consisting of dark energy + dust yields a closed universe with a large amount of dust exceeding the baryonic content constrained by big-bang nucleosynthesis. The nature of the dark energy is hardly constrained. Only when enforcing a flat universe there is a clear tendency to a dark-energy Lambda fluid and the `canonical' value Omega_M = 0.3 for dust. Conversely, fitting the quasar-data by a minimum-component model yields a sharply defined, slightly closed model with a low dust density ruling out significant pressureless dark matter. The dark-energy component obtains an equation-of-state P = -0.96 epsilon close to that of a Lambda-fluid. Omega_M = 0.3 or a precisely flat spatial geometry are inconsistent with minimum-component models. It is found that quasar and supernova data sets cannot be reconciled with each other via (repulsive ideal fluid+dust+radiation)-world models. Compatibility could be reached by drastic expansion of the parameter space with at least two exotic fluids added to dust and radiation as world constituents. If considering such solutions as far-fetched one has to conclude that the quasar absorption line and the SN-Ia constraints are incompatible.

  6. Going the Distance? NRC's Response to the National Academy of Science's Transportation Study

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    Easton, E.P.; Bajwa, C.S.

    2008-07-01

    In February 2006, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) published the results of a 3 1/2-year study, titled Going the Distance, that examined the safety of transporting spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high level waste (HLW) in the United States. NAS initiated this study to address what it perceived to be a national need for an independent, objective, and authoritative analysis of SNF and HLW transport in the United States. The study was co-sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Electric Power Research Institute and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. This paper addresses some of the recommendations made in the NAS study related to the performance of SNF transportation casks in long duration fires, the use of full-scale package testing, and the need for an independent review of transportation security prior to the commencement of large scale shipping campaigns to an interim storage site or geologic repository. In conclusion: The NRC believes that the current regulations in 10 CFR Part 71 for the design of SNF and HLW transportation packages provide a very high level of protection to the public for very severe accidents and credible threat scenarios. As recommended by the NAS study, additional studies of accidents involving severe fires have been completed. These studies have confirmed that spent fuel casks would be expected to withstand very severe fires without the release of any fission products from the spent fuel. Additionally, changes in rail operating procedures such as the use of dedicated trains and prohibition on the co-location of SNF and flammable liquids in rail tunnels can further reduce the already low probability of severe rail accident fires involving SNF and HLW. (authors)

  7. HZ Her: Stellar radius from X-ray eclipse observations, evolutionary state, and a new distance

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    Leahy, D. A.; Abdallah, M. H. [Department of Physics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 (Canada)

    2014-10-01

    Observations of HZ Her/Her X-1 by the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) covering high state eclipses of the neutron star are analyzed here. Models of the eclipse are used to measure the radius and atmospheric scale height of HZ Her, the stellar companion to the neutron star. The radius is 2.58-3.01 × 10{sup 11} cm, depending on system inclination and mass ratio (q), with an accuracy of ?1 part in 1000 for given inclination and q. We fit Kurucz model stellar atmosphere models to archival optical observations. The resulting effective temperature (T {sub eff}) of the unheated face of HZ Her is determined to be in the 2? range of 7720 K-7865 K, and metallicity (log (Z/Z {sub ?})) in the range of –0.27 to +.03. The model atmosphere surface flux and new radius yield a new distance to HZ Her/Her X-1, depending on system inclination and q: a best-fit value of 6.1 kpc with upper and lower limits of 5.7 kpc and 7.0 kpc. We calculate stellar evolution models for the range of allowed masses (from orbital parameters) and allowed metallicities (from optical spectrum fits). The stellar models agree with T {sub eff} and the radius of HZ Her for two narrow ranges of mass: 2.15-2.20 M {sub ?} and 2.35-2.45 M {sub ?}. This lower mass range implies a low neutron star mass (1.3 M {sub ?}), whereas the higher mass range implies a high neutron star mass (1.5-1.7 M {sub ?}).

  8. CS 601/IITB Uncapacitated Facility Location Abhiram Ranade Input: n n matrix D giving distances between n points C = fc1; : : : ; cng. The

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    Ranade, Abhiram G.

    between n points C = fc1; : : : ; cng. The distances form a metric, i.e. dii = 0, dij = dji, dij dik + dkj

  9. Gobble Up Fuel Savings on Your Next Road Trip with My Trip Calculator |

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann JacksonDepartment ofOffice ofofWindUpcomingcan I find moreGeothermal

  10. Impact of SMES on unit availability and power system reliability 

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    Nasr, Hala Hector

    1991-01-01

    ) f, Here iaavg is the weighted average hourly load, avg is the average hourly load over the week, e is the round-trip c%cicncy of SMES, lil(l) is the load as a function of time, a is the time of the. beginning of the wcck, b is the tiiiie ol... ? ' -period oprratinrg hours per *tart (2. 2) whee. e: rrulnher of operating holies , serutcc factor- pcrlod aINl number of operating hours operating hours per start number of su r re s s f ul . starts and period is the period ol' study = 1 year...

  11. Minimal Distance to Approximating Noncontextual System as a Measure of Contextuality

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    Janne V. Kujala

    2015-12-08

    Let random vectors $R^c=\\{R_p^c:p\\in P_c\\}$ represent joint measurements of certain subsets $P_c$ of properties $p\\in P$ in different contexts $c\\in C$. Such a system is traditionally called noncontextual if there exists a jointly distributed set $\\{Q_p:p\\in P\\}$ of random variables such that $R^c$ has the same distribution as $\\{Q_p:p\\in P_c\\}$ for all $c\\in C$. A trivial necessary condition for noncontextuality and a precondition for most approaches to measuring contextuality is that the system is consistently connected, i.e., all $R_p^c,R_p^{c'},\\dots$ measuring the same property $p$ have the same distribution. The Contextuality-by-Default (CbD) approach allows detecting and measuring "true" contextuality on top of inconsistent connectedness, but at the price of a higher computational cost. In this paper we propose a novel approach to measuring contextuality that shares the generality and basic definitions of the CbD approach and the computational benefits of the previously proposed Negative Probability (NP) approach. The present approach differs from CbD in that instead of considering all possible joints of the double-indexed random variables $R_p^c$, it considers all possible approximating single-indexed systems $\\{Q_p:p\\in P\\}$. The degree of contextuality is defined based on the minimum possible probabilistic distance of the actual measurements $R^c$ from $\\{Q_p:p\\in P_c$}. We show that the defined measure agrees with a certain measure of contextuality of the CbD approach for all systems where each property enters in exactly two contexts and that this measure can be calculated far more efficiently than the CbD measure and even more efficiently than the NP measure for sufficiently large systems. The present approach can be modified so as to agree with the NP measure of contextuality on all consistently connected systems while extending it to inconsistently connected systems.

  12. Regression Model Predicting Appraised Unit Value of Land in San Francisco County from Number of and Distance to Public Transit Stops using GIS 

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    Son, Kiyoung

    2012-07-16

    as the distance to LEED qualified bus stops light rail stops decreases. For residential zone, the appraised unit value increases as the number of LEED qualified bus and light rail stations increases. Furthermore, the appraised unit value increases as the distance...

  13. The Development and Validation of a Pre-Evaluation Instrument for the Virtual College of Texas to Measure Quality in Distance Education Courses 

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    Claus, Edna Q.

    2010-07-14

    of each VCT consortium member in order to determine the criterion for the quality of distance education courses being provided by a host or provider college, and 3) develop and validate a pre-evaluation instrument to pre-determine quality in distance...

  14. Modules Available by Distance Studies and Evening Course Offerings: The following review is based on past course offerings. While the future cannot be predicted, courses offered in the

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    Lennard, William N.

    1 Modules Available by Distance Studies and Evening Course Offerings: March 2014 The following review is based on past course offerings. While the future cannot be predicted, courses offered distance and/or evening courses. Individual departments decide on which courses they will offer in a given

  15. Training distance to failure and density of the third metacarpal in young racing Quarter Horses fed sodium zeolite A 

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    Nielsen, Brian Douglas

    1992-01-01

    in seconds 30 10. Average distance in meters to first failure (or completion of project if no injury occurred) during the conditioning and racing phase (excluding horses accidently injured and horses that never entered the conditioning phase) 34 Table... Page Average cycles (strides) to first failure (or completion of project if no injury occurred) during the conditioning and racing phase (excluding horses accidently injured before first failure and horses that never entered the conditioning phase...

  16. Safety evaluation of limited sight distance at crest vertical curves on two-lane rural roadways in Texas 

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    George, Karen Maria

    1990-01-01

    reduction factors. These factors describe the hypothesized relation between accident rate and both the severity of the restriction and the presence of other confounding geometric features within the restriction. Neuman and Glennon's model ~26 included a... controlled database was used to test the hypothesis in order to discriminate between accidents possibly caused by limited sight distance and accidents caused by other geometric features. Multiple-factor analysis of variance was used to test the variation...

  17. The solar neighborhood. XXXV. Distances to 1404 M dwarf systems within 25 PC in the southern sky

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    Winters, Jennifer G.; Jao, Wei-Chun; Dieterich, Sergio B., E-mail: winters@astro.gsu.edu, E-mail: jao@astro.gsu.edu, E-mail: dieterich@astro.gsu.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302-4106 (United States); and others

    2015-01-01

    We present trigonometric, photometric, and photographic distances to 1748 southern (??0{sup ?}) M dwarf systems with ??0{sub ?}{sup ??}18 yr{sup ?1}, of which 1404 are believed to lie within 25 pc of the Sun. The stars have 6.67?V{sub J}?21.38 and 3.50?(V{sub J}?K{sub s})?9.27, covering the entire M dwarf spectral sequence from M0.0 V through M9.5 V. This sample therefore provides a comprehensive snapshot of our current knowledge of the southern sky for the nearest M dwarfs that dominate the stellar population of the Galaxy. Roughly one-third of the 1748 systems, each of which has an M dwarf primary, have published high quality parallaxes, including 179 from the REsearch Consortium On Nearby Stars astrometry program. For the remaining systems, we offer photometric distance estimates that have well-calibrated errors. The bulk of these (?700) are based on new V{sub J}R{sub KC}I{sub KC} photometry acquired at the CTIO/SMARTS 0.9 m telescope, while the remaining 500 primaries have photographic plate distance estimates calculated using SuperCOSMOS B{sub J}R{sub 59F}I{sub IVN} photometry. Confirmed and candidate subdwarfs in the sample have been identified, and a census of companions is included.

  18. The origin of HI-deficiency in galaxies on the outskirts of the Virgo cluster. II. Companions and uncertainties in distances and deficiencies

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    T. Sanchis; G. A. Mamon; E. Salvador-Sole'; J. M. Solanes; .

    2004-01-19

    The origin of the deficiency in neutral Hydrogen of 13 spiral galaxies lying in the outskirts of the Virgo cluster is reassessed. If these galaxies have passed through the core of the cluster, their interstellar gas should have been lost through ram pressure stripping by the hot X-ray emitting gas of the cluster. We analyze the positions of these HI-deficient and other spiral galaxies in velocity-distance plots, in which we include our compilation of velocity-distance data on 61 elliptical galaxies, and compare with simulated velocity-distance diagrams obtained from cosmological N-body simulations. We find that ~20% relative Tully-Fisher distance errors are consistent with the great majority of the spirals, except for a small number of objects, whose positions in the velocity-distance diagram suggest grossly incorrect distances, which implies that the Tully-Fisher error distribution function has non-gaussian wings. Moreover, we find that the distance errors may lead to an incorrect fitting of the Tolman-Bondi solution that can generate significant errors in the distance and especially the mass estimates of the cluster. We suggest 4 possibilities for the outlying HI-deficient spirals (in decreasing frequency): 1) they have large relative distance errors and are in fact close enough (at distances between 12.7 and 20.9 Mpc from us) to the cluster to have passed through its core and seen their gas removed by ram pressure stripping; 2) their gas is converted to stars by tidal interactions with other galaxies; 3) their gas is heated during recent mergers with smaller galaxies; and 4) they are in reality not HI-deficient (e.g. S0/a's misclassified as Sa's).

  19. Effect of enhanced Renilla luciferase and fluorescent protein variants on the Foerster distance of Bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET)

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    Dacres, Helen, E-mail: helen.dacres@csiro.au [CSIRO Food Futures Flagship and Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra (Australia)] [CSIRO Food Futures Flagship and Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra (Australia); Michie, Michelle; Wang, Jian [CSIRO Food Futures Flagship and Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra (Australia)] [CSIRO Food Futures Flagship and Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra (Australia); Pfleger, Kevin D.G. [Laboratory for Molecular Endocrinology-GPCRs, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) and Centre for Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth (Australia)] [Laboratory for Molecular Endocrinology-GPCRs, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) and Centre for Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth (Australia); Trowell, Stephen C. [CSIRO Food Futures Flagship and Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra (Australia)] [CSIRO Food Futures Flagship and Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra (Australia)

    2012-08-31

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer First experimental determination of Foerster distance (R{sub 0}) for enhanced BRET systems. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Effect of brighter BRET components RLuc2, RLuc8 and Venus was assessed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Using brighter BRET components substantially increased (25%) R{sub 0} of the BRET{sup 1} system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Using brighter BRET components marginally increased (2-9%) R{sub 0} of the BRET{sup 2} system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Brighter BRET components improve the different weaknesses of BRET{sup 1} and BRET{sup 2} systems. -- Abstract: Bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) is an important tool for monitoring macromolecular interactions and is useful as a transduction technique for biosensor development. Foerster distance (R{sub 0}), the intermolecular separation characterized by 50% of the maximum possible energy transfer, is a critical BRET parameter. R{sub 0} provides a means of linking measured changes in BRET ratio to a physical dimension scale and allows estimation of the range of distances that can be measured by any donor-acceptor pair. The sensitivity of BRET assays has recently been improved by introduction of new BRET components, RLuc2, RLuc8 and Venus with improved quantum yields, stability and brightness. We determined R{sub 0} for BRET{sup 1} systems incorporating novel RLuc variants RLuc2 or RLuc8, in combination with Venus, as 5.68 or 5.55 nm respectively. These values were approximately 25% higher than the R{sub 0} of the original BRET{sup 1} system. R{sub 0} for BRET{sup 2} systems combining green fluorescent proteins (GFP{sup 2}) with RLuc2 or RLuc8 variants was 7.67 or 8.15 nm, i.e. only 2-9% greater than the original BRET{sup 2} system despite being {approx}30-fold brighter.

  20. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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    could occur, or "No" otherwise.) A. Transaction 1: avg = SELECT AVG(salary) FROM emp WHERE dept = 'eecs' SELECT name FROM emp WHERE salary > avg AND dept = 'eecs' Transaction 2: UPDATE emp SET salary = salary * 1.1 Could exhibit the phantom problem: Yes No B. Transaction 1: avg = SELECT AVG(salary) FROM emp

  1. A novel variable-distance antenna test range and high spatial resolution corroboration of the inverse square law for 433.5 MHz radiation

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    de Haën, Christoph; Erhardt, Matthias

    2015-01-01

    A novel, low-budget, open-air, slant-geometry antenna test range for UHF radiation is presented. It was designed primarily to facilitate variation of the distance between emitter and receiver antennas, but has also the potential for adaptation to simultaneous variation of distance and receiver antenna orientation. In support of the validity of the range the inverse square law for 433.5 MHz radiation between two naked half-wave dipole antennas was tested with high spatial resolution from close to the far field limit outward to 46 wavelengths. Sine amplitude input voltage at the receiver antenna varied with the distance to the power -0.9970 +/- 0.0051 (R^2 = 0.992), thus corroborating the inverse square law for transmission power at the lowest frequency for which thus far data have been published. Keywords: inverse square law; dipole antenna; test facility; electromagnetic propagation; UHF measurements; distance dependence.

  2. Understanding the large-distance behavior of transverse-momentum-dependent parton densities and the Collins-Soper evolution kernel

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    John Collins; Ted Rogers

    2015-05-08

    There is considerable controversy about the size and importance of nonperturbative contributions to the evolution of transverse-momentum-dependent (TMD) parton distribution functions. Standard fits to relatively high-energy Drell-Yan data give evolution that when taken to lower Q is too rapid to be consistent with recent data in semi-inclusive deeply inelastic scattering. Some authors provide very different forms for TMD evolution, even arguing that nonperturbative contributions at large transverse distance b_T are not needed or are irrelevant. Here, we systematically analyze the issues, both perturbative and nonperturbative. We make a motivated proposal for the parameterization of the nonperturbative part of the TMD evolution kernel that could give consistency: with the variety of apparently conflicting data, with theoretical perturbative calculations where they are applicable, and with general theoretical nonperturbative constraints on correlation functions at large distances. We propose and use a scheme- and scale-independent function A(b_T) that gives a tool to compare and diagnose different proposals for TMD evolution. We also advocate for phenomenological studies of A(b_T) as a probe of TMD evolution. The results are important generally for applications of TMD factorization. In particular, they are important to making predictions for proposed polarized Drell-Yan experiments to measure the Sivers function.

  3. Understanding the large-distance behavior of transverse-momentum-dependent parton densities and the Collins-Soper evolution kernel

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    Collins, John; Rogers, Ted

    2015-04-01

    There is considerable controversy about the size and importance of non-perturbative contributions to the evolution of transverse momentum dependent (TMD) parton distribution functions. Standard fits to relatively high-energy Drell-Yan data give evolution that when taken to lower Q is too rapid to be consistent with recent data in semi-inclusive deeply inelastic scattering. Some authors provide very different forms for TMD evolution, even arguing that non-perturbative contributions at large transverse distance bT are not needed or are irrelevant. Here, we systematically analyze the issues, both perturbative and non-perturbative. We make a motivated proposal for the parameterization of the non-perturbative part ofmore »the TMD evolution kernel that could give consistency: with the variety of apparently conflicting data, with theoretical perturbative calculations where they are applicable, and with general theoretical non-perturbative constraints on correlation functions at large distances. We propose and use a scheme- and scale-independent function A(bT) that gives a tool to compare and diagnose different proposals for TMD evolution. We also advocate for phenomenological studies of A(bT) as a probe of TMD evolution. The results are important generally for applications of TMD factorization. In particular, they are important to making predictions for proposed polarized Drell- Yan experiments to measure the Sivers function.« less

  4. Understanding the large-distance behavior of transverse-momentum-dependent parton densities and the Collins-Soper evolution kernel

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    Collins, John; Rogers, Ted

    2015-04-01

    There is considerable controversy about the size and importance of non-perturbative contributions to the evolution of transverse momentum dependent (TMD) parton distribution functions. Standard fits to relatively high-energy Drell-Yan data give evolution that when taken to lower Q is too rapid to be consistent with recent data in semi-inclusive deeply inelastic scattering. Some authors provide very different forms for TMD evolution, even arguing that non-perturbative contributions at large transverse distance bT are not needed or are irrelevant. Here, we systematically analyze the issues, both perturbative and non-perturbative. We make a motivated proposal for the parameterization of the non-perturbative part of the TMD evolution kernel that could give consistency: with the variety of apparently conflicting data, with theoretical perturbative calculations where they are applicable, and with general theoretical non-perturbative constraints on correlation functions at large distances. We propose and use a scheme- and scale-independent function A(bT) that gives a tool to compare and diagnose different proposals for TMD evolution. We also advocate for phenomenological studies of A(bT) as a probe of TMD evolution. The results are important generally for applications of TMD factorization. In particular, they are important to making predictions for proposed polarized Drell- Yan experiments to measure the Sivers function.

  5. High-speed free-space quantum key distribution with automatic tracking for short-distance urban links

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    Alberto Carrasco-Casado; Maria-Jose Garcia-Martinez; Natalia Denisenko; Veronica Fernandez

    2015-06-26

    High-speed free-space quantum key distribution located in urban environment offers an interesting alternative to public key encryption - whose security strength is yet to be mathematically proven. To achieve this, three main objectives need to be accomplished: both the emitter and receiver have to be capable of transmitting and receiving at high speed - with the selection of the source's wavelength and detectors being of especial importance - the error rate needs to be kept at a minimum, especially that due to solar background radiation; and finally, a fast automatic tracking system, capable of compensating for atmospheric turbulence effects, is needed. Regarding to sky background and atmospheric turbulence, two different tracking techniques involving the beam wander compensation in the emitter or the receiver are presented and one of them is selected for our system, based on the link propagation distance and the atmospheric turbulence regime.

  6. The ages and distances of globular clusters with the luminosity function method: the case of M5 and M55

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    R. Jimenez; P. Padoan

    1997-01-20

    We present new age and distance determinations for the Galactic Globular Clusters M55 and M5, using the luminosity function method (Jimenez & Padoan 1996, Padoan & Jimenez 1997). We find an age of $11.8 \\pm 1.5$ Gyr for M55 and $11.1 \\pm 0.7$ Gyr for M5. This confirms previous results (Jimenez et al. 1996, Sandquist et al. 1996) and allows to conclude that the oldest stars in the Universe are not older than 14 Gyr. We also find $m-M=14.13 \\pm 0.11$ for M55, and $m-M=14.49 \\pm 0.06$ for M5. These values agree with the ones obtained using the tip of the red giant branch (Jimenez et al. 1996) and the sub-dwarf fitting method (Sandquist et al. 1996).

  7. Thermal mass loss of protoplanetary cores with hydrogen-dominated atmospheres: The influences of ionization and orbital distance

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    Erkaev, N V; Odert, P; Kislyakova, K G; Johnstone, C P; Güdel, M; Khodachenko, M L

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the loss rates of the hydrogen atmospheres of terrestrial planets with a range of masses and orbital distances by assuming a 100 times stronger soft X-ray and extreme ultraviolet (XUV) flux. We apply a 1D upper atmosphere radiation absorption and hydrodynamic escape model that takes into account ionization, dissociation and recombination to calculate hydrogen mass loss rates. We study the effect of the ionization, dissociation and recombination on the thermal mass loss rates of hydrogen-dominated super-Earths and compare the results with those obtained by the energy-limited escape formula which is widely used for mass loss evolution studies. Our results indicate that the energy-limited formula can to a great extent over- or underestimate the hydrogen mass loss rates by amounts that depend on the stellar XUV flux and planetary parameters such as mass, size, effective temperature, and XUV absorption radii.

  8. Possible violation of Newtonian gravitational law at small distances and constraints on it from the Casimir effect

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    V. M. Mostepanenko; M. Novello

    2000-08-03

    The recent ideas that the gravitational and gauge interactions become united at the weak scale lead to Yukawa-type corrections to the Newtonian gravitational law at small distances. We briefly summarize the best constraints on these corrections obtained recently from the experiments on the measurement of the Casimir force. The new constraints on the Yukawa-type interaction are derived from the latest Casimir force measurement between a large gold coated sphere and flat disk using an atomic force microscope. The obtained constraints are stronger up to 19 times comparing the previous experiment with aluminum surfaces and up to 4500 times comparing the Casimir force measurements between dielectrics. The application range of constraints obtained by means of an atomic force microscope is extended.

  9. New coordination features; A bridging pyridine and the forced shortest non-covalent distance between two CO32- species

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    Velasco, V.; Aguilà, D.; Barrios, L. A.; Borilovic, I.; Roubeau, O.; Ribas-Ariño, J.; Fumanal, M.; Teat, S. J.; Aromí, G.

    2014-09-29

    The aerobic reaction of the multidentate ligand 2,6-bis-(3-oxo-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-propionyl)-pyridine, H4L, with Co(II) salts in strong basic conditions produces the clusters [Co4(L)2(OH)(py)7]NO3 (1) and [Co8Na4(L)4(OH)2(CO3)2(py)10](BF4)2 (2). Analysis of their structure unveils unusual coordination features including a very rare bridging pyridine ligand or two trapped carbonate anions within one coordination cage, forced to stay at an extremely close distance (dO···O = 1.946 Å). This unprecedented non-bonding proximity represents a meeting point between long covalent interactions and “intermolecular” contacts. These original motifs have been analysed here through DFT calculations, which have yielded interaction energies and the reduced repulsion energy experimented by both CO32- anionsmore »when located in close proximity inside the coordination cage.« less

  10. Update on a short-distance D^0-meson mixing calculation with $N_f=2+1$ flavors

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    C. C. Chang; C. Bernard; C. M. Bouchard; A. X. El-Khadra; E. D. Freeland; E. Gámiz; A. S. Kronfeld; J. Laiho; R. S. Van de Water

    2014-12-13

    We present an update on our calculation of the short-distance $D^0$-meson mixing hadronic matrix elements. The analysis is performed on the MILC collaboration's $N_f=2+1$ asqtad configurations. We use asqtad light valence quarks and the Sheikoleslami-Wohlert action with the Fermilab interpretation for the valence charm quark. SU(3), partially quenched, rooted, staggered heavy-meson chiral perturbation theory is used to extrapolate to the chiral-continuum limit. Systematic errors arising from the chiral-continuum extrapolation, heavy-quark discretization, and quark-mass uncertainties are folded into the statistical errors from the chiral-continuum fits with methods of Bayesian inference. A preliminary error budget for all five operators is presented.

  11. Comparison of large-scale flows on the Sun measured by time-distance helioseismology and local correlation tracking technique

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    Michal Svanda; Junwei Zhao; Alexander G. Kosovichev

    2007-01-25

    We present a direct comparison between two different techniques time-distance helioseismology and a local correlation tracking method for measuring mass flows in the solar photosphere and in a near-surface layer: We applied both methods to the same dataset (MDI high-cadence Dopplergrams covering almost the entire Carrington rotation 1974) and compared the results. We found that after necessary corrections, the vector flow fields obtained by these techniques are very similar. The median difference between directions of corresponding vectors is 24 degrees, and the correlation coefficients of the results for mean zonal and meridional flows are 0.98 and 0.88 respectively. The largest discrepancies are found in areas of small velocities where the inaccuracies of the computed vectors play a significant role. The good agreement of these two methods increases confidence in the reliability of large-scale synoptic maps obtained by them.

  12. 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Profiling Foro Energy: High Power Lasers - Long Distances (Performer Video)

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    None Available

    2012-03-21

    The third annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit was held in Washington D.C. in February, 2012. The event brought together key players from across the energy ecosystem - researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and government officials - to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of energy technologies. A few videos were selected for showing during the Summit to attendees. These 'performer videos' highlight innovative research that is ongoing and related to the main topics of the Summit's sessions. Featured in this video from Foro Energy are Joel Moxley, Founder and CEO, Mark Zediker, Founder and CTO, and Paul Deutch, President and COO. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, also appears briefly in this video to praise the accomplishment of a high powered laser that can transmit that power long distances for faster and more powerful drilling of geothermal, oil, and gas wells.

  13. A NEW CEPHEID DISTANCE TO THE GIANT SPIRAL M101 BASED ON IMAGE SUBTRACTION OF HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE/ADVANCED CAMERA FOR SURVEYS OBSERVATIONS

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    Shappee, Benjamin J.; Stanek, K. Z. E-mail: kstanek@astronomy.ohio-state.edu

    2011-06-01

    We accurately determine a new Cepheid distance to M101 (NGC 5457) using archival Hubble Space Telescope (HST)/Advanced Camera for Surveys V and I time series photometry of two fields within the galaxy. We make a slight modification to the ISIS image subtraction package to obtain optimal differential light curves from HST data. We discovered 827 Cepheids with periods between 3 and 80 days, the largest extragalactic sample of Cepheids observed with HST by a factor of two. With this large Cepheid sample, we find that the relative distance of M101 from the Large Magellanic Cloud is {Delta}{mu}{sub LMC} = 10.63 {+-} 0.04 (random) {+-} 0.06 (systematic) mag. If we use the geometrically determined maser distance to NGC 4258 as our distance anchor, the distance modulus of M101 is {mu}{sub 0} = 29.04 {+-} 0.05 (random) {+-} 0.18 (systematic) mag or D = 6.4 {+-} 0.2 (random) {+-} 0.5 (systematic) Mpc. The uncertainty is dominated by the maser distance estimate ({+-}0.15 mag), which should improve over the next few years. We determine a steep metallicity dependence, {gamma}, for our Cepheid sample through two methods, yielding {gamma} = -0.80 {+-} 0.21 (random) {+-} 0.06 (systematic) mag dex{sup -1} and {gamma} = -0.72{sup +0.22}{sub -0.25} (random) {+-} 0.06 (systematic) mag dex{sup -1}. We see marginal evidence for variations in the Wesenheit period-luminosity relation slope as a function of deprojected galactocentric radius. We also use the tip of the red giant branch method to independently determine the distance modulus to M101 of {mu}{sub 0} = 29.05 {+-} 0.06 (random) {+-} 0.12 (systematic) mag.

  14. The Response of Atmospheric Chemistry on Earthlike Planets around F, G and K Stars to Small Variations in Orbital Distance

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    John Lee Grenfell; Barbara Stracke; Philip von Paris; Beate Patzer; Ruth Titz; Antigona Segura; Heike Rauer

    2006-10-16

    One of the prime goals of future investigations of extrasolar planets is to search for life as we know it. The Earth's biosphere is adapted to current conditions. How would the atmospheric chemistry of the Earth respond if we moved it to different orbital distances or changed its host star? This question is central to astrobiology and aids our understanding of how the atmospheres of terrestrial planets develop. To help address this question, we have performed a sensitivity study using a coupled radiative-convective photochemical column model to calculate changes in atmospheric chemistry on a planet having Earth's atmospheric composition, which we subjected to small changes in orbital position, of the order of 5-10 per cent for a solar-type G2V, F2V, and K2V star. We then applied a chemical source-sink analysis to the biomarkers in order to understand how chemical processes affect biomarker concentrations. We start with the composition of the present Earth, since this is the only example we know for which a spectrum of biomarker molecules has been measured. We then investigate the response of the biomarkers to changes in the input stellar flux. Computing the thermal profile for atmospheres rich in H2 O, CO2 and CH4 is however a major challenge for current radiative schemes, due, among other things, to lacking spectroscopic data. Therefore, as a first step, we employ a more moderate approach, by investigating small shifts in planet-star distance and assuming an earthlike biosphere. To calculate this shift we assumed a criteria for complex life based on the Earth, i.e. the earthlike planetary surface temperature varied between zero to thirty degrees Centigrade which led to a narrow HZ width of (0.94-1.08)

  15. Distance Learning Faculty Handbook

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    Lozano-Robledo, Alvaro

    ;3. Course Delivery 3.1. Managing Multiple Sites 9 3.2. Things You Should and Should Not Do On Camera 9 3.5. Troubleshooting Technical Issues 19 4. Getting Help 4.1. Logistics and Administration 20 4.2. Course Design 20 4.3. Technical Support 20 5. Faculty Resources 5.1. Institute for Teaching and Learning 21 5.1.1. IDD

  16. On the Physical Cause and the Distance of Gamma Ray Bursts and Related Phenomena in the X-Rays and the Ultra-Violet

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    Ernst Karl Kunst

    2000-04-17

    The modified Lorentz transformation of a distance-dependent special theory of relativity - which will be briefly summarized - predicts the possibility of superluminal velocity of very distantly moving material bodies to be connected with the generation of Cerencov radiation off the quantum vacuum. It is shown that vacuum Cerencov radiation due to the superluminal propagation of extraterrestrial spaceprobes in the interstellar space would account for all known properties of gamma ray bursts (GRBs) and the "afterglow" at lower frequencies. Distances and other parameter prove to be calculable and the theoretical results on these grounds to be in good accord with experiment.

  17. Market and behavioral barriers to energy efficiency: A preliminary evaluation of the case for tariff financing in California

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    Fujita, K. Sydny

    2012-01-01

    California Avg # rooms in owner occupied 2005 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/) Avg # rooms in rental Average appliance prices

  18. Relativistic Quantum Dynamics: A non-traditional perspective on space, time, particles, fields, and action-at-a-distance

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    Eugene V. Stefanovich

    2015-02-16

    This book is an attempt to build a consistent relativistic quantum theory of interacting particles. In the first part of the book "Quantum electrodynamics" we follow rather traditional approach to particle physics. Our discussion proceeds systematically from the principle of relativity and postulates of quantum measurements to the renormalization in quantum electrodynamics. In the second part of the book "Quantum theory of particles" this traditional approach is reexamined. We find that formulas of special relativity should be modified to take into account particle interactions. We also suggest reinterpreting quantum field theory in the language of physical "dressed" particles. This formulation eliminates the need for renormalization and opens up a new way for studying dynamical and bound state properties of quantum interacting systems. The developed theory is applied to realistic physical objects and processes including the energy spectrum of the hydrogen atom, the decay law of moving unstable particles, and the electric field of relativistic electron beams. These results force us to take a fresh look at some core issues of modern particle theories, in particular, the Minkowski space-time unification, the role of quantum fields and renormalization as well as the alleged impossibility of action-at-a-distance. A new perspective on these issues is suggested. It can help to solve the old problem of theoretical physics -- a consistent unification of relativity and quantum mechanics.

  19. High resolution short focal distance Bent Crystal Laue Analyzer for copper K edge x-ray absorption spectroscopy

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    Kujala, N. G.; Barrea, R. A.; Karanfil, C.

    2011-06-15

    We have developed a compact short focal distance Bent Crystal Laue Analyzer (BCLA) for Cu speciation studies of biological systems with specific applications to cancer biology. The system provides high energy resolution and high background rejection. The system is composed of an aluminum block serving as a log spiral bender for a 15 micron thick Silicon 111 crystal and a set of soller slits. The energy resolution of the BCLA--about 14 eV at the Cu K{alpha} line-- allows resolution of the Cu K{alpha}{sub 1} and CuK{alpha}{sub 2} lines. The system is easily aligned by using a set of motorized XYZ linear stages. Two operation modes are available: incident energy scans (IES) and emission energy scans (EES). IES allows scanning of the incident energy while the BCLA system is maintained at a preselected fixed position - typically CuK{alpha}{sub 1} line. EES is used when the incident energy is fixed and the analyzer is scanned to provide the peak profile of the emission lines of Cu.

  20. First inductively coupled plasma-distance-of-flight mass spectrometer: instrument performance with a microchannel plate/phosphor imaging detector

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    Gundlach-Graham, Alexander W.; Dennis, Elise; Ray, Steven J.; Enke, Christie G.; Barinaga, Charles J.; Koppenaal, David W.; Hieftje, Gary M.

    2013-09-01

    Here we describe the first combination of a Distance-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (DOFMS) instrument and an inductively coupled plasma (ICP) ion source. DOFMS is a velocity-based MS technique in which ions of a range of mass-to-charge (m/z) values are detected simultaneously along the length of a spatially selective detector. As a relative of time-of-flight (TOF) MS, DOFMS leverages benefits fromboth TOFMS and spatially dispersive MS. The simultaneous detection of groups of m/z values improves dynamic range by spreading ion signal across many detector elements and reduces correlated noise by signal ratioing. To ascertain the performance characteristics of the ICP-DOFMS instrument, we have employed a microchannel-plate/phosphor detection assembly with a scientific CCD to capture images of the phosphor plate. With this simple (and commercially available) detection scheme, elemental detection limits from 2–30 ng L*1 and a linear dynamic range of 5 orders of magnitude (10–106 ng L1) have been demonstrated. Additionally, a competitive isotope-ratio precision of 0.1% RSD has been achieved with only a 6 s signal integration period. In addition to first figures of merit, this paper outlines technical considerations for the design of the ICP-DOFMS.

  1. Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 6th A Pragmatic Long Distance and International Operational Model

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    Tappert, Charles

    components of contemporary designs for the Long Distance & International (LDI) License in Pakistan and identifies critical aspects needed to implement a commercial LDI network in Pakistan. An extensive study in Pakistan and which require redress by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) are highlighted

  2. Andromeda: A mission to determine the gamma-ray burst distance scale F.A. Harrison, W.R. Cook, T.A. Prince, S.M. Schindler

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    Prince, Thomas A.

    Andromeda: A mission to determine the gamma-ray burst distance scale F.A. Harrison, W.R. Cook, T was submitted to the STEDI program, and will also be proposed as a NASA Small Explorer. Keywords: bursts, gamma-rays, small missions 1 SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES 1.1 Gamma-ray Bursts Gamma-ray bursts GRBs were discovered

  3. Computing Translocation Distance by a Genetic Lucas A. da Silveira, Jose L. Soncco-Alvarez, Thaynara A. de Lima and Mauricio Ayala-Rincon

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    Ayala-Rincón, Mauricio

    . For the case of genomes represented as strings, symbols represent genes and chromosomes are modeled as substrings of the genomes; thus, translocation is an operation that models the interaction between chromo- somes among a genome. The translocation distance between two genomes is defined as the minimum number

  4. Perception of distance-to-obstacle through time-delayed tactile feedback Jess Hartcher-O'Brien1 Malika Auvray1, and Vincent Hayward Fellow, IEEE 1

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    Hayward, Vincent

    multiple sensors that are tuned to specific forms of environmental energy, and has developed an efficient- sequences for humans and animals alike. It affects interac- tions with both animate and inanimate objects to estimate the distance of a competitor in the surrounding water [4]. In the auditory system, this process is

  5. On the Ramsey numbers for complete distance graphs with vertices in {l_brace}0,1{r_brace}{sup n}

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    Mikhailov, Kirill A; Raigorodskii, Andrei M [M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2009-12-31

    A new problem of Ramsey type is posed for complete distance graphs in R{sup n} with vertices in the Boolean cube. This problem is closely related to the classical Nelson-Erdos-Hadwiger problem on the chromatic number of a space. Several quite sharp estimates are obtained for certain numerical characteristics that appear in the framework of the problem. Bibliography: 15 titles.

  6. 1.1 Basic ideas r(t) is the position of a particle; r = |r| is the distance to the origin.

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    Rucklidge, Alastair

    speed of the particle is v = R. (11) #12;Chapter 2 Dynamics: Newton's laws of motion and gravitation 2 interacting though equal and opposite forces is constant. 3 #12;4 2.2 Newton's Law of Gravitation 2.2 Newton's Law of Gravitation Two particles of masses M and m a distance r apart exert a mutually attractive

  7. Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 1998, pp. 630637. 1 Choosing Good Distance Metrics and Local Planners for Probabilistic Roadmap

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    Dale, Lucia K.

    Metrics and Local Planners for Probabilistic Roadmap Methods \\Lambda Nancy M. Amato, O. Burchan Bayazit of probabilis­ tic roadmap methods for motion planning. Both C­space and Workspace distance metrics and local metrics and local planners for use in motion planning methods, particularly probabilistic roadmap methods

  8. Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 8th Computing Earth Mover's Distance with Entry/Exit Fee Cost Matrix

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    Tappert, Charles

    the new entry/exit fee cost matrix type is formally defined with theoretical properties and its (b Earth Mover's Distance with Entry/Exit Fee Cost Matrix Sung-Hyuk Cha Seidenberg School of CSIS, Pace University, White Plains NY, 10606, USA scha@pace.edu Abstract Traditional minimum cost flow problems have

  9. The Tip of the red giant branch distance to the perfect spiral galaxy M74 hosting three core-collapse supernovae

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    Sung Jang, In; Gyoon Lee, Myung, E-mail: isjang@astro.snu.ac.kr, E-mail: mglee@astro.snu.ac.kr [Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-09-01

    M74 (NGC 628) is a famous face-on spiral galaxy, hosting three core-collapse supernovae (SNe): SN Ic 2002ap, SN II-P 2003gd, and SN II-P 2013ej. However, its distance is not well known. We present a distance estimation for this galaxy based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch (TRGB) method. We obtain photometry of the resolved stars in the arm-free region of M74 from F555W and F814W images in the Hubble Space Telescope archive. The color-magnitude diagram of the resolved stars shows a dominant red giant branch (RGB) as well as blue main sequence stars, red helium burning stars, and asymptotic giant branch stars. The I-band luminosity function of the RGB stars shows the TRGB to be at I {sub TRGB} = 26.13 ± 0.03 mag, and T {sub RGB} = 25.97 ± 0.03. From this, we derive the distance modulus to M74 to be 30.04 ± 0.04 (random) ± 0.12 (systematic) (corresponding to a linear distance of 10.19 ± 0.14 ± 0.56 Mpc). With this distance estimate, we calibrate the standardized candle method for SNe II-P. From the absolute magnitudes of SN 2003gd, we derive a value of the Hubble constant, H {sub 0} = 72 ± 6 (random) ± 7 (systematic) km s{sup –1} Mpc{sup –1}. It is similar to recent estimates based on the luminosity calibration of Type Ia supernovae.

  10. Model-independent distance calibration of high-redshift gamma-ray bursts and constrain on the $?$CDM model

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    Hai-Nan Lin; Xin Li; Zhe Change

    2015-07-19

    Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are luminous enough to be detectable up to redshift $z\\sim 10$. They are often proposed as complementary tools to type-Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) in tracing the Hubble diagram of the Universe. The distance calibrations of GRBs usually make use one or some of the empirical luminosity correlations, such as $\\tau_{\\rm lag}-L$, $V-L$, $E_p-L$, $E_p-E_{\\gamma}$, $\\tau_{\\rm RT}-L$ and $E_p-E_{\\rm iso}$ relations. These calibrating methods are based on the underling assumption that the empirical luminosity correlations are universal over all redshift range. In this paper, we test the possible redshift dependence of six luminosity correlations by dividing GRBs into low-$z$ and high-$z$ classes according to their redshift smaller or larger than 1.4. It is shown that the $E_p-E_{\\gamma}$ relation for low-$z$ GRBs is consistent with that for high-$z$ GRBs within $1\\sigma$ uncertainty. The intrinsic scatter of $V-L$ relation is too larger to make a convincing conclusion. For the rest four correlations, however, low-$z$ GRBs differ from high-$z$ GRBs at more than $3\\sigma$ confidence level. As such, we calibrate GRBs using the $E_p-E_{\\gamma}$ relation in a model-independent way. The constraint of high-$z$ GRBs on the $\\Lambda$CDM model gives $\\Omega_M=0.302\\pm 0.142(1\\sigma)$, well consistent with the Planck 2015 results.

  11. DEP Field Trip Check List | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Center and activate flasher lights. Smaller vehicles may enter and park in the parking lot. All adults and those age 16 and over must enter Building 224 and present a photo...

  12. DEP Field Trip Check List | Argonne National Laboratory

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit theCovalent Bonding Low-Cost Ground8 Gas Hydrate12/21/2012 Ref:DEGAS 2To

  13. Trip Report: DOE Seventh Annual Small Business Conference

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann Jackson About Us Shirley AnnResources TechnicalTracey A.Tribal Energy|Tribal

  14. Trip Report: Idaho National Laboratory Citizens Advisory Board Meeting

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann Jackson About Us Shirley AnnResources TechnicalTracey A.Tribal Energy|TribalJoint

  15. Trip Report: Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board Meeting

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann Jackson About Us Shirley AnnResources TechnicalTracey A.Tribal Energy|TribalJointNorthern

  16. Land Use Influences on Trip Chaining in Portland, Oregon

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    Greenwald, Michael J.; McNally, Michael G.

    2008-01-01

    in feet) to the light rail stop nearest to the home X 25 =nearest to the home X 23 = Number of light rail stops within

  17. Florida SR-66 Sinkhole Monitoring April 2005 Field Trip Report

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    by a solar panel and deep- cycle battery. The communication link is powered on for only a brief window each. A site visit by FDOT personnel revealed that the solar panel powering the instrument box had been sawn off its pole and stolen. ITI engineers decided to travel to the site to replace the solar panel

  18. Geothermal Systems of the Yellowstone Caldera Field Trip Guide

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    Foley, Duncan; Neilson, Dennis L.; Nichols, Clayton R.

    1980-09-08

    Geothermal studies are proceedings on two fronts in the West Yellowstone area. High-temperature resources for the generation of electricity are being sought in the Island Park area, and lower temperatures resources for direct applications, primarily space heating, are being explored for near the town of West Yellowstone. Potential electric geothermal development in the Island Park area has been the subject of widespread publicity over fears of damage to thermal features in Yellowstone Park. At the time of writing this guide, companies have applied for geothermal leases in the Island Park area, but these leases have not yet been granted by the US Forest Service. The Senate is now discussing a bill that would regulate geothermal development in Island Park; outcome of this debate will determine the course of action on the lease applications. The Island Park area was the site of two cycles of caldera activity, with major eruptions at 2.0 and 1.2 million years ago. The US Geological Survey estimates that 16,850 x 10{sup 18} joules of energy may remain in the system. Geothermal resources suitable for direct applications are being sought in the West Yellowstone vicinity by the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, under funding from the US Department of Energy. West Yellowstone has a mean annual temperature of 1-2 C. Research thus far suggests that basement rocks in the vicinity are at a depth of about 600 m and are probably similar to the rocks exposed north of Hebgen Lake, where Precambrian, Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks have been mapped. A few sites with anomalously warm water have been identified near the town. Work is continuing on this project.

  19. Trip rate comparison of workplace and household surveys 

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    Endres, Stephen Michael

    1997-01-01

    Travel surveys are the foundation of traffic predictions. From travel surveys, the general public's traveling characteristics are obtained. The traveling characteristics of people allow transportation planners, through computer modeling, to predict...

  20. Field trip to WTE facility I/S Nordforbrnding

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    Columbia University

    three producing units providing three tonnes per hour hot water and one combined heat and power heating to the nearby residential areas. Today, I/S Nordforbrænding WTE plant combusts solid waste from at high temperatures in the furnace. As a result, the heat of combustion is used to produce steam

  1. 1991 Geology field camp 1990 Spring Break field trip

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    Brewery for Geo@100. Dr. Aaron Wolf 2014 Geo@100 celebration at OSU Dr. Andrew Meigs Dr. Mark Abbott

  2. Field trip to WTE facility I/S Vestforbrnding

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    Columbia University

    government to plants generating power. If a plant has a power production of at least 10%, the tax imposed in 1965. Today, I/S Vestforbrænding processes the waste generated by 29 municipalities. Fig. 1 shows improvement purposes. I/S Vetforbraending also generates slag, which is the major part of residues from

  3. A web based Tourist / Festival trip Android mobile application 

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    Chang, Jui-wen

    2013-08-07

    developers and users, more of the population is choosing Android than iOS or Windows smartphones. Thus, this study chooses an Android platform combined with web app technology to develop a web based, personal eating and drinking guide. A web app combining a...

  4. Mobile Transit Trip Planning with Real-Time Data

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    Jariyasunant, Jerald; Work, Daniel B.; Kerkez, Branko; Sengupta, Raja; Glaser, Steven; Bayen, Alexandre

    2011-01-01

    using gps enabled mobile devices. 47th IEEE Conference ontrip planner (TTP) for mobile devices called Transitr, andsystem accessible on mobile devices de- signed to use this

  5. Make Your Next Road Trip Fuel Efficient | Department of Energy

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    Efficient June 29, 2015 - 3:02pm Addthis Enjoy the open road while keeping your fuel costs low | Photo courtesy of istockphoto.comlisegagne Enjoy the open road while keeping...

  6. Virtual Field Trip: Temperate Rain Forest Douglas Fir and Western

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    Hansen, Andrew J.

    Disturbance Cascade Creek fire on the southwest flank of Mount Adams. Sept 2012 #12;Frequency: none Frequency: 250-500 yrs Severity: high Size: large Frequency: 50-90 yrs Severity: low Size: small Fire in the PNW Natural Disturbance #12;Vegetation Succession #12;Species and Trophic relationships Pacific Giant

  7. Virtual Field Trip: Temperate Rain Forest Knysna Forest Biome near

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    Hansen, Andrew J.

    Disturbance #12;Frequency: none Frequency: 250-500 yrs Severity: high Size: large Frequency: 50-90 yrs Severity: low Size: small Fire in the PNW Natural Disturbance #12;Vegetation Succession #12;Species

  8. Online Planning Tools Make Road Trips a Snap | Department of...

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    the alternative fuel you choose-including biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electricity, E85 (a blend of up to 85% ethanol), or propane-along a specific geographic route. There...

  9. Focus on International Cooperation Continues, Secretary Chu Ends Trip with

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergy A plug-inPPLforLDRD Report toDepartment of Energy FigureBill FinancingVisit to

  10. Microsoft Word - SAFETY TRIP REPORT2009r13.doc

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  11. Readout of Secretary Chu's Middle East trip: Tuesday, February 23 |

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  12. PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: CF GovTrip PIA Template Version

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  13. Long Valley Caldera Field Trip Log | Open Energy Information

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  15. Energy Secretary Chu Trip to Kokomo, Indiana Cancelled | Department of

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  17. Road Tripping through the Geothermal Frontier | Department of Energy

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  18. Readout of Secretary Chu's Middle East trip: Thursday, February 25 |

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  20. PIA - GovTrip (DOE data) | Department of Energy

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  1. Make Your Next Road Trip Fuel Efficient | Department of Energy

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  2. Road Tripping through the Geothermal Frontier | Department of Energy

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  3. A Survey of Americans' Crash Histories Copyrighted to Kara Kockelman, Dan Fagnant, and Donna Chen

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    Engineering Program in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at The University are injured. This research project seeks to better understand what factors put people at greatest risk as a passenger per year? Please include daily trips and long distance trips and estimate using the same method

  4. Long distance nu_e -> nu_mu transitions and CP-violation with high intensity beta-beams

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    Carlo Rubbia

    2013-06-10

    The recent experimental determinations of a large theta_13 angle have opened the way to a determination of the mass hierarchy and of the CP-violating phase. Experiments based on horn produced (anti-)neutrino conventional beams are presently under development. The event rates are marginal for a definitive search, since they require very intense beams and extremely large detector masses. Zucchelli has proposed a method in which pure (anti-)nu_e beams are generated by the beta-decay of relativistic radio-nuclides stored in a high energy storage ring pointing towards a far away neutrino detector. Since they have a much smaller transverse momentum distribution, the neutrino flux will be much more narrowly concentrated than with a horn. The isomeric doublet Li-8 (anti-nu_e, tau_1/2=0.84s) and B-8 (nu_e, tau_1/2=0.77s) has been studied. Neutrino and antineutrino beams are produced with an average transverse momentum of about 6.5 MeV/c. Radioactive ions may be generated with a dedicated table-top storage ring to supply a suitable ion source to be accelerated at high energies either at FNAL or at CERN. Ions should then extracted from the accelerator and accumulated in a decay storage ring with a long straight section pointing toward the neutrino detector. A massive detector based on liquid Argon technology is probably offering the best opportunities for such future programme. The present ICARUS LAr-TPC experiment has already collected at LNGS events in the relevant neutrino energy region. They should provide a first evidence for a conclusive experimental study of the competing signals and more generally for the actual feasibility of the beta-beam option in a search of the CP violating phase. Additional data may be provided in the near future with the ICARUS and MicroBooNe neutrino experiments located at a short distance neutrino beam and that will collect a much larger number of neutrino events.

  5. N.J. Themelis Trip to China, October 2007 Trip of Nickolas Themelis, WTERT Chair, to China, October 18-

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    Columbia University

    greatly by the Renewable Energy policy of the country: Coal-fired power plants receive 4-6 cents/kWh. WTE was defined as clean and renewable energy. WTE plants in China are of two main types: Stoker grate and Circulating Fluid Bed. The latter are much smaller and they need coal co-firing, up to 20% of the feed

  6. First Parallax Measurements Towards a 6.7 GHz Methanol Maser with the Australian Long Baseline Array - Distance to G339.884-1.259

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    Krishnan, V; Reid, M J; Brunthaler, A; Sanna, A; McCallum, J; Reynolds, C; Bignall, H E; Phillips, C J; Dodson, R; Rioja, M; Caswell, J L; Chen, X; Dawson, J R; Fujisawa, K; Goedhart, S; Green, J A; Hachisuka, K; Honma, M; Menten, K; Shen, Z Q; Voronkov, M A; Walsh, A J; Xu, Y; Zhang, B; Zheng, X W

    2015-01-01

    We have conducted the first parallax and proper motion measurements of 6.7 GHz methanol maser emission using the Australian Long Baseline Array (LBA). The parallax of G339.884$-$1.259 measured from five epochs of observations is 0.48$\\pm $0.08 mas, corresponding to a distance of $2.1^{+0.4}_{-0.3}$ kpc, placing it in the Scutum spiral arm. This is consistent (within the combined uncertainty) with the kinematic distance estimate for this source at 2.5$\\pm $0.5 kpc using the latest Solar and Galactic rotation parameters. We find from the Lyman continuum photon flux that the embedded core of the young star is of spectral type B1, demonstrating that luminous 6.7 GHz methanol masers can be associated with high-mass stars towards the lower end of the mass range.

  7. Direct Observation of Long Electron-Hole Diffusion Distance beyond 1 Micrometer in CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Thin Film

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    Li, Yu; Li, Yunlong; Wang, Wei; Bian, Zuqiang; Xiao, Lixin; Wang, Shufeng; Gong, Qihuang

    2015-01-01

    In high performance perovskite based on CH3NH3PbI3, the formerly reported short charge diffusion distance is a confliction to thick working layer in solar cell devices. We carried out a study on charge diffusion in spin-coated CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite thin film by transient fluorescent spectroscopy. A thickness-dependent fluorescent lifetime was found. This effect correlates to the defects at crystal grain boundaries. By coating the film with electron or hole transfer layer, PCBM or Spiro-OMeTAD respectively, we observed the charge transfer directly through the fluorescent decay. One-dimensional diffusion model was applied to obtain long charge diffusion distances, which is ~1.3 micron for electrons and ~5.2 micron for holes. This study gives direct support to the high performance of perovskite solar cells.

  8. Influence of compensator thickness, field size, and off-axis distance on the effective attenuation coefficient of a cerrobend compensator for intensity-modulated radiation therapy

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    Haghparast, Abbas; Hashemi, Bijan; Eivazi, Mohammad Taghi

    2013-04-01

    Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can be performed by using compensators. To make a compensator for an IMRT practice, it is required to calculate the effective attenuation coefficient (?{sub eff}) of its material, which is affected by various factors. We studied the effect of the variation of the most important factors on the calculation of the ?{sub eff} of the cerrobend compensator for 6-MV photon beams, including the field size, compensator thickness, and off-axis distance. Experimental measurements were carried out at 100 cm source-to-surface distance and 10 cm depth for the 6-MV photon beams of an Elekta linac using various field size, compensator thickness, and off-axis settings. The field sizes investigated ranged from 4 × 4 to 25 × 25 cm{sup 2} and the cerrobend compensator thicknesses from 0.5–6 cm. For a fixed compensator thickness, variation of the ?{sub eff} with the field size ranged from 3.7–6.8%, with the highest value attributed to the largest compensator thickness. At the reference field size of 10 × 10 cm{sup 2}, the ?{sub eff} varied by 16.5% when the compensator thickness was increased from 0.5–6 cm. However, the variation of the ?{sub eff} with the off-axis distance was only 0.99% at this field size, whereas for the largest field size, it was more significant. Our results indicated that the compensator thickness and field size have the most significant effect on the calculation of the compensator ?{sub eff} for the 6-MV photon beam. Therefore, it is recommended to consider these parameters when calculating the compensator thickness for an IMRT practice designed for these beams. The off-axis distance had a significant effect on the calculation of the ?{sub eff} only for the largest field size. Hence, it is recommended to consider the effect of this parameter only for field sizes larger than 25 × 25 cm{sup 2}.

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

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    Jones, Brenda Jolivette

    2009-05-15

    OF SOCIAL PRESENCE ON COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE LEARNING IN AN ASYNCHRONOUS DISTANCE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AS IDENTIFIED BY SELECTED STUDENTS IN A COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN TEXAS A Dissertation by BRENDA JOLIVETTE JONES Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies... of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY December 2007 Major Subject: Educational Human Resource Development THE RELEVANCE OF SOCIAL PRESENCE ON COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE LEARNING...

  10. Measuring the speed of light and the moon distance with an occultation of Mars by the Moon: a Citizen Astronomy Campaign

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    Zuluaga, Jorge I; Moncada, Jonathan; Quijano-Vodniza, Alberto; Rojas, Mario; Ariza, Leonardo D; Vanegas, Santiago; Aristizábal, Lorena; Salas, Jorge L; Ocampo, Luis F; Ospina, Jonathan; Gómez, Juliana; Cortés, Helena

    2015-01-01

    In July 5th 2014 an occultation of Mars by the Moon was visible in South America. Citizen scientists and professional astronomers in Colombia, Venezuela and Chile performed a set of simple observations of the phenomenon aimed to measure the speed of light and lunar distance. This initiative is part of the so called "Aristarchus Campaign", a citizen astronomy project aimed to reproduce observations and measurements made by astronomers of the past. Participants in the campaign used simple astronomical instruments (binoculars or small telescopes) and other electronic gadgets (cell-phones and digital cameras) to measure occultation times and to take high resolution videos and pictures. In this paper we describe the results of the Aristarchus Campaign. We compiled 9 sets of observations from sites separated by distances as large as 2,500 km. We achieve at measuring the speed of light in vacuum and lunar distance with uncertainties of few percent. The goal of the Aristarchus Campaigns is not to provide improved val...

  11. Operation Greenhouse. Scientific Director's Report. Annex 1. 12. Long-distance measurement of energy yield of an atomic explosion. Nuclear explosions 1951

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    Hudgins, A.J.

    1984-10-31

    The energy yield of an atomic explosion was determined at logn distance by measuring the time variation of the light from the explosion and applying an empirical formula that relates this to the energy yield. The light was detected by an RCA 5819 photomultiplier tube and was recorded on a magnetic-tape recorder. Measurements at Shot Easy were made from A C-54 airplane flying at 12,500 ft at a distance of 630 miles northwest of Eniwetok. The time to the minimum of light intensity was 23.5 + or - 0.8 msec, corresponding to a yield of 53 + or - 4 kt. The yield calculated from the radiochemical measurements was 46.8 + or - 1.0 kt. The peak intensity of the flash above the ambient was measured to be 1.7 millicandles/sq ft. This experiment indicated that energy yield can be measured at a distance greater than 630 miles at night. Possible propagation mechanisms are discussed. Studies of the maximum range in daylight and of improvements in technique are suggested.

  12. Fall 2015, Final

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    Devlin, Patrick M

    2015-12-09

    took 45 minutes when traveling against the wind. If the speed of the plane with no wind is 320 mph, find the total distance travelled round trip. (Lesson 37).

  13. Multi-Color Light Curves of Type Ia Supernovae on the Color-Magnitude Diagram: a Novel Step Toward More Precise Distance and Extinction Estimates

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    Lifan Wang; Gerson Goldhaber; Greg Aldering; Saul Perlmutter

    2003-02-17

    We show empirically that fits to the color-magnitude relation of Type Ia supernovae after optical maximum can provide accurate relative extragalactic distances. We report the discovery of an empirical color relation for Type Ia light curves: During much of the first month past maximum, the magnitudes of Type Ia supernovae defined at a given value of color index have a very small magnitude dispersion; moreover, during this period the relation between $B$ magnitude and $B-V$ color (or $B-R$ or $B-I$ color) is strikingly linear, to the accuracy of existing well-measured data. These linear relations can provide robust distance estimates, in particular, by using the magnitudes when the supernova reaches a given color. After correction for light curve strech factor or decline rate, the dispersion of the magnitudes taken at the intercept of the linear color-magnitude relation are found to be around 0$^m$.08 for the sub-sample of supernovae with \\BVm $\\le 0^m.05$, and around 0$^m$.11 for the sub-sample with \\BVm $\\le 0^m.2$. This small dispersion is consistent with being mostly due to observational errors. The method presented here and the conventional light curve fitting methods can be combined to further improve statistical dispersions of distance estimates. It can be combined with the magnitude at maximum to deduce dust extinction. The slopes of the color-magnitude relation may also be used to identify intrinsically different SN Ia systems. The method provides a tool that is fundamental to using SN Ia to estimate cosmological parameters such as the Hubble constant and the mass and dark energy content of the universe.

  14. 217 km long distance photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry based on ultra-low noise up-conversion single photon detector

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    Guo-Liang Shentu; Qi-Chao Sun; Xiao Jiang; Xiao-Dong Wang; Jason S. Pelc; M. M. Fejer; Qiang Zhang; Jian-Wei Pan

    2013-08-05

    We demonstrate a photon-counting optical time-domain reflectometry with 42.19 dB dynamic range using an ultra-low noise up-conversion single photon detector. By employing the long wave pump technique and a volume Bragg grating, we reduce the noise of our up-conversion single photon detector, and achieve a noise equivalent power of -139.7 dBm/sqrt(Hz). We perform the OTDR experiments using a fiber of length 216.95 km, and show that our system can identify defects along the entire fiber length with a distance resolution better than 10 cm in a measurement time of 13 minutes.

  15. Multi-Color Light Curves of Type Ia Supernovae on the Color-Magnitude Diagram a Novel Step Toward More Precise Distance and Extinction Estimates

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    Wang, L; Aldering, G; Perlmutter, S; Wang, Lifan; Goldhaber, Gerson; Aldering, Greg; Perlmutter, Saul

    2003-01-01

    We show empirically that fits to the color-magnitude relation of Type Ia supernovae after optical maximum can provide accurate relative extragalactic distances. We report the discovery of an empirical color relation for Type Ia light curves: During much of the first month past maximum, the magnitudes of Type Ia supernovae defined at a given value of color index have a very small magnitude dispersion; moreover, during this period the relation between $B$ magnitude and $B-V$ color (or $B-R$ or $B-I$ color) is strikingly linear, to the accuracy of existing well-measured data. These linear relations can provide robust distance estimates, in particular, by using the magnitudes when the supernova reaches a given color. After correction for light curve strech factor or decline rate, the dispersion of the magnitudes taken at the intercept of the linear color-magnitude relation are found to be around 0$^m$.08 for the sub-sample of supernovae with \\BVm $\\le 0^m.05$, and around 0$^m$.11 for the sub-sample with \\BVm $\\le...

  16. The Young and Bright Type Ia Supernova ASASSN-14lp: Discovery, Early-Time Observations, First-Light Time, Distance to NGC 4666, and Progenitor Constraints

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    Shappee, B J; Holoien, T W -S; Prieto, J L; Contreras, C; Itagaki, K; Burns, C R; Kochanek, C S; Stanek, K Z; Alper, E; Basu, U; Beacom, J F; Bersier, D; Brimacombe, J; Conseil, E; Danilet, A B; Dong, Subo; Falco, E; Grupe, D; Hsiao, E Y; Kiyota, S; Morrell, N; Nicolas, J; Phillips, M M; Pojmanski, G; Simonian, G; Stritzinger, M; Szczygie?, D M; Thompson, T A; Thorstensen, J; Wagner, M; Wo?niak, P R

    2015-01-01

    On 2014 Dec. 9.61, the All-Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN or "Assassin") discovered ASASSN-14lp just $\\sim2$ days after first light using a global array of 14-cm diameter telescopes. ASASSN-14lp went on to become a bright supernova ($V = 11.94$ mag), second only to SN 2014J for the year. We present prediscovery photometry (with a detection less than a day after first light) and ultraviolet through near-infrared photometric and spectroscopic data covering the rise and fall of ASASSN-14lp for more than 100 days. We find that ASASSN-14lp had a broad light curve ($\\Delta m_{15}(B) = 0.796 \\pm 0.001_{\\textrm{stat}}$), a $B$-band maximum at $2457015.823 \\pm 0.030_{\\textrm{stat}}$, a rise time of $16.94^{+ 0.11 }_{- 0.11 }$ days, and moderate host--galaxy extinction ($E(B-V)_{\\textrm{host}} = 0.329 \\pm 0.001_{\\textrm{stat}}$). Using ASASSN-14lp we derive a distance modulus for NGC 4666 of $\\mu = 30.834 \\pm 0.003_{\\textrm{stat}} \\pm 0.16_{\\textrm{syst}}$ corresponding to a distance of $14.68 \\pm 0.02_{\\...

  17. Accurate measurements of {sup 13}C-{sup 13}C distances in uniformly {sup 13}C-labeled proteins using multi-dimensional four-oscillating field solid-state NMR spectroscopy

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    Straasø, Lasse Arnt; Nielsen, Jakob Toudahl; Bjerring, Morten; Nielsen, Niels Chr., E-mail: ncn@inano.au.dk [Center for Insoluble Protein Structures (inSPIN), Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Khaneja, Navin [Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

    2014-09-21

    Application of sets of {sup 13}C-{sup 13}C internuclear distance restraints constitutes a typical key element in determining the structure of peptides and proteins by magic-angle-spinning solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Accurate measurements of the structurally highly important {sup 13}C-{sup 13}C distances in uniformly {sup 13}C-labeled peptides and proteins, however, pose a big challenge due to the problem of dipolar truncation. Here, we present novel two-dimensional (2D) solid-state NMR experiments capable of extracting distances between carbonyl ({sup 13}C?) and aliphatic ({sup 13}C{sub aliphatic}) spins with high accuracy. The method is based on an improved version of the four-oscillating field (FOLD) technique [L. A. Straasø, M. Bjerring, N. Khaneja, and N. C. Nielsen, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 225103 (2009)] which circumvents the problem of dipolar truncation, thereby offering a base for accurate extraction of internuclear distances in many-spin systems. The ability to extract reliable accurate distances is demonstrated using one- and two-dimensional variants of the FOLD experiment on uniformly {sup 13}C,{sup 15}N-labeled-L-isoleucine. In a more challenging biological application, FOLD 2D experiments are used to determine a large number of {sup 13}C?-{sup 13}C{sub aliphatic} distances in amyloid fibrils formed by the SNNFGAILSS fibrillating core of the human islet amyloid polypeptide with uniform {sup 13}C,{sup 15}N-labeling on the FGAIL fragment.

  18. System and method employing a minimum distance and a load feature database to identify electric load types of different electric loads

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    Lu, Bin; Yang, Yi; Sharma, Santosh K; Zambare, Prachi; Madane, Mayura A

    2014-12-23

    A method identifies electric load types of a plurality of different electric loads. The method includes providing a load feature database of a plurality of different electric load types, each of the different electric load types including a first load feature vector having at least four different load features; sensing a voltage signal and a current signal for each of the different electric loads; determining a second load feature vector comprising at least four different load features from the sensed voltage signal and the sensed current signal for a corresponding one of the different electric loads; and identifying by a processor one of the different electric load types by determining a minimum distance of the second load feature vector to the first load feature vector of the different electric load types of the load feature database.

  19. Cepheid distances from the SpectroPhoto-Interferometry of Pulsating Stars (SPIPS) - Application to the prototypes delta Cep and eta Aql

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    Merand, Antoine; Breitfelder, Joanne; Gallenne, Alexandre; Foresto, Vincent Coude du; Brummelaar, Theo A ten; McAlister, Harold A; Ridgway, Stephen; Sturmann, Laszlo; Sturmann, Judit; Turner, Nils H

    2015-01-01

    The parallax of pulsation, and its implementations such as the Baade-Wesselink method and the infrared surface bright- ness technique, is an elegant method to determine distances of pulsating stars in a quasi-geometrical way. However, these classical implementations in general only use a subset of the available observational data. Freedman & Madore (2010) suggested a more physical approach in the implementation of the parallax of pulsation in order to treat all available data. We present a global and model-based parallax-of-pulsation method that enables including any type of observational data in a consistent model fit, the SpectroPhoto-Interferometric modeling of Pulsating Stars (SPIPS). We implemented a simple model consisting of a pulsating sphere with a varying effective temperature and a combina- tion of atmospheric model grids to globally fit radial velocities, spectroscopic data, and interferometric angular diameters. We also parametrized (and adjusted) the reddening and the contribution of the cir...

  20. 3rd Interplanetary Network Localization, Time History, Fluence, Peak Flux, and Distance Lower Limit of the February 28, 1997 Gamma-Ray Burst

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    K. Hurley; E. Costa; M. Feroci; F. Frontera; T. Cline; D. Dal Fiume; M. Orlandini; M. Boer; E. Mazets; R. Aptekar; S. Golenetskii; M. Terekhov

    1997-05-16

    The gamma-ray burst of 1997 February 28 was localized using the arrival-time analysis method with the Ulysses, BeppoSAX, and WIND spacecraft. The result is a plus-or-minus 31.5 arcsec (3 sigma) wide annulus of possible arrival directions which intersects both the position of the burst determined independently by the SAX Wide Field Camera, and the position of a fading X-ray source detected by the SAX focussing X-ray telescopes, and reduces these source location areas by factors of 7 and 1.5 respectively. The combination of the annulus and the SAX locations, a 0.76 square arcminute error box, is consistent with that of an optical transient source and an extended object, possibly a galaxy. We also present the time history, peak flux, and fluence of this event, and derive a model-independent lower limit to the source distance of ~11000 AU.