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  1. EIS-0315: Caithness Big Sandy Project, Wikieup, AZ

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This EIS analyzes DOE's decision to approve Big Sandy Energy to interconnect a proposed 720-MW generating facility near Wikieup, Ariz., with the Mead-Phoenix Project 500-kV transmission line. The powerplant plan includes a proposed high-pressure natural gas pipeline, permanent access road and water pipelines that would cross BLM-administered land. Because the project could 'significantly affect the quality of the human environment,' studies must be done to identify environmental effects. WAPA is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management in Kingman on this project. BLM and Western have delayed issuing the Supplemental Draft EIS at the request of the applicant, Caithness Energy."

  2. Frequent Itemset Mining for Big Data Sandy Moens, Emin Aksehirli and Bart Goethals

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    Antwerpen, Universiteit

    Antwerpen, Belgium Email: firstname.lastname@uantwerpen.be Abstract--Frequent Itemset Mining (FIM) is oneFrequent Itemset Mining for Big Data Sandy Moens, Emin Aksehirli and Bart Goethals Universiteit new methods for mining large datasets: Dist-Eclat focuses on speed while BigFIM is optimized to run

  3. Big Sandy, Montana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar Energy LLC Jump to:Greece:BajoBelpower Srl JumpOpenRenewableBielatSandy,

  4. TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; POWER SUBSTATIONS; CAPITALIZED...

    Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

    AND DISTRIBUTION; POWER SUBSTATIONS; CAPITALIZED COST; CALCULATION METHODS; PLANNING; COST ESTIMATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS The displacement or deferral of substation...

  5. Substation automation problems and possibilities

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    Smith, H.L.

    1996-10-01

    The evolutionary growth in the use and application of microprocessors in substations has brought the industry to the point of considering integrated substation protection, control, and monitoring systems. An integrated system holds the promise of greatly reducing the design, documentation, and implementation cost for the substation control, protection, and monitoring systems. This article examines the technical development path and the present implementation problems.

  6. Substation alarm multiplexing system (SAMS)

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    ElBadaly, H.; Gaughan, J.; Ward, G.; Amengual, S.

    1996-03-01

    This paper describes an on going R&D project to develop, design, install, and assess the field performance of an advanced substation alarm system. SAMS provides a highly fault-tolerant system for the reporting of equipment alarms. SAMS separates and identifies each of the multiple alarm contacts, transmits an alarm condition over existing substation two-wire system, and displays the alarm source, and its associated technical information, on a touch-screen monitor inside the substation control room, and a remote central location and on a hand held terminal which may be carried anywhere within the substation. SAMS is currently installed at the Sherman Creek substation in the Bronx for the purpose of a three month field evaluation.

  7. Wolf Point Substation, Roosevelt County, Montana

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    Not Available

    1991-05-01

    The Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the United States Department of Energy, is proposing to construct the 115-kV Wolf Point Substation near Wolf Point in Roosevelt County, Montana (Figure 1). As part of the construction project, Western's existing Wolf Point Substation would be taken out of service. The existing 115-kV Wolf Point Substation is located approximately 3 miles west of Wolf Point, Montana (Figure 2). The substation was constructed in 1949. The existing Wolf Point Substation serves as a Switching Station'' for the 115-kV transmission in the region. The need for substation improvements is based on operational and reliability issues. For this environmental assessment (EA), the environmental review of the proposed project took into account the removal of the old Wolf Point Substation, rerouting of the five Western lines and four lines from the Cooperatives and Montana-Dakota Utilities Company, and the new road into the proposed substation. Reference to the new proposed Wolf Point Substation in the EA includes these facilities as well as the old substation site. The environmental review looked at the impacts to all resource areas in the Wolf Point area. 7 refs., 6 figs.

  8. VULNERABILITY OF BLUETOOTH TO IMPULSIVE NOISE IN ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SUBSTATIONS

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    Atkinson, Robert C

    be routed around electricity substation compounds wirelessly. Furthermore, wireless communication with the deployment of Bluetooth (and other similar wireless technologies) in electricity substations for controlVULNERABILITY OF BLUETOOTH TO IMPULSIVE NOISE IN ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SUBSTATIONS S A Bhattil

  9. Cyber Security in Smart Grid Substations

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Cyber Security in Smart Grid Substations Thijs Baars Lucas van den Bemd Michail Theuns Robin van.089 3508 TB Utrecht The Netherlands #12;CYBER SECURITY IN SMART GRID SUBSTATIONS Thijs Baars T.Brinkkemper@uu.nl Abstract. This report describes the state of smart grid security in Europe, specifically the Netherlands

  10. Earth resistivity measurement near substation ground grids

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    Lodwig, S.G.; Mateja, S.A. [ComEd, Chicago, IL (United States)

    1996-11-01

    Proper substation grounding grid design requires good, accurate soil resistivity measurements. This data is essential to model the substation ground grid to design a safe ground grid with a satisfactory ground grid resistance at minimum cost. For substations with several decades of service, there is some concern that a grid may have deteriorated, been damaged during equipment installation or excavation, or that initial soil resistivity measurements were lost or may not have been correctly performed. Ground grid conductors change the substation surface voltage distribution. Any voltage measurements taken at the complete substation will also vary from the tests made without conductors present. During testing, current was injected in the soil by probes placed near the ground grid. The current tends to follow the ground grid conductors since copper is a far better conductor than the soil it is placed in. Resistance readings near grids will be lower than readings in undisturbed soil. Since computer models were unavailable for many years, analyzing the effect of the grid conductors on soil resistivity measurements was very difficult. As a result, soil resistivity measurements made close to substations were of little use to the engineer unless some means of correcting the measured values could be developed. This paper will present results of soil resistivity measurements near a substation ground grid before and after a ground grid has been installed and describes a means of calculating the undisturbed soil model.

  11. Electrician - Foreman II (Transmission Lines & Substations) ...

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

    Region Transmission Lines and Substation Maintenance (G5200) 615 S. 43rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85009 Duty Location is Page, AZ Find out more about living conditions at this...

  12. EA-1671: Big River Substation to Poston Substation 69-Kilovolt Transmission Line Project, Arizona and California

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs considered preparing this EA, with DOE’s Western Area Power Administration as a cooperating agency. This project has been canceled.

  13. Global Warming Systemically Caused Hurricane Sandy

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    Lakoff, George

    2012-01-01

    Warming Systemically Caused Hurricane Sandy by George Lakoffsystemically caused Hurricane Sandy -- and the Midwestenormous energy and size of Hurricane Sandy, as well as the

  14. Responds to Hurricane Sandy

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    and Control Vehicle that was parked in Battery Park near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in the immediate Editing and Design Chris Gardner Christopher.P.Gardner@ usace.army.mil Graphics and Images Daniel Desmet. 29, 2012, I was standing in Battery Park watching the nine-foot swells from Hurricane Sandy barely

  15. Utility programs for substation diagnostics development

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    NONE

    1996-03-01

    This article is a brief overview of the opening remarks of the utility panel. These remarks developed a number of interesting substation diagnostic activities and concepts in which the electric utilities are engaged and outlined the considerations which must accompany development of diagnostic sensors and systems. These area include transformer diagnostics, circuit breaker diagnostics, and testing/cost of diagnostic systems.

  16. Modeling and Simulating Blast Effects on Electric Substations

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    Lyle G. Roybal; Robert F. Jeffers; Kent E. McGillivary; Tony D. Paul; Ryan Jacobson

    2009-05-01

    A software simulation tool was developed at the Idaho National Laboratory to estimate the fragility of electric substation components subject to an explosive blast. Damage caused by explosively driven fragments on a generic electric substation was estimated by using a ray-tracing technique to track and tabulate fragment impacts and penetrations of substation components. This technique is based on methods used for assessing vulnerability of military aircraft and ground vehicles to explosive blasts. An open-source rendering and ray-trace engine was used for geometric modeling and interactions between fragments and substation components. Semi-empirical material interactions models were used to calculate blast parameters and simulate high-velocity material interactions between explosively driven fragments and substation components. Finally, a Monte Carlo simulation was added to model the random nature of fragment generation allowing a skilled analyst to predict failure probabilities of substation components.

  17. Data collecting and processing for substation integration enhancement 

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    Jakovljevic, Sasa

    2004-09-30

    to collect and process data from such computer-based devices. An advanced data collecting and processing solution is developed and implemented as Integrated Substation Software in an effort to enhance substation integration. This report describes a... and processing is automated and repeated in equidistant time intervals. Results of processing and related reports are concisely displayed on the user interface screen and exported through data files. The Substation Integration Software was tested through...

  18. Benefits of Using Mobile Transformers and Mobile Substations...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Using Mobile Transformers and Mobile Substations for Rapidly Restoring Electrical Service: a Report to the United States Congress Pursuant to Section 1816 of the Energy Policy Act...

  19. Big Science

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    Dr. Thomas Zacharia

    2010-01-08

    Big science seeks big solutions for the most urgent problems of our times. Video courtesy Cray, Inc.

  20. Requirements Specification for and Evaluation of an Automated Substation Monitoring System

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    Requirements Specification for and Evaluation of an Automated Substation Monitoring System Mladen) and other monitoring sensors and devices installed in the substation. With this variety of installed IEDs

  1. Abstract--With the deregulation and restructuring of utility industry, many substation automation applications are being

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    and Data Acquisition (SCADA), substation switching, transients simulation I. INTRODUCTION ITH Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Energy Management System (EMS) applications of substation

  2. Grizzly Substation Fiber Optics : Environmental Assessment.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1998-02-01

    This notice announces BPA`s decision to construct, operate, and maintain the Grizzly Substation Fiber Optic Project (Project). This Project is part of a continuing effort by BPA to complete a regionwide upgrade of its existing telecommunications system. The US Forest Service and BPA jointly prepared the Grizzly Substation Fiber Optic Project Environmental Assessment (EA) (DOE/EA-1241) evaluating the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action, the Underground Installation Alternative, and the No Action Alternative. Based on the analysis in the EA, the US Forest Service and BPA have determined that the Proposed Action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required and BPA is issuing this FONSI. The US Forest Service has separately issued a FONSI and Decision Notice authorizing BPA to construct, operate, and maintain the Project within the Crooked River National Grassland (Grassland).

  3. APS team works smarter, cuts substation construction costs by 36%

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    Not Available

    1993-05-01

    An aggressive, cost-cutting, team of T D employees at Arizona Public Service Co (APS) is building a new distribution substation in Phoenix for less than half the original cost that APS planners had calculated for the project's land, labor and materials. Scheduled for service in June of this year, APS analysts had originally projected land, labor and materials costs for the 20-MVA Bell substation at nearly $1.7-million-not including major equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers, and switches. However, after studying the project, an empowered APS crew was able to slash 36% off the original estimate-more than $610,000. What's more, APS spokesmen say that its new approach to substation construction and design has given its engineers and construction crews a laundry list of additional ideas to try out on future substation ventures. 4 figs., 1 tab.

  4. National SCADA Test Bed Substation Automation Evaluation Report

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    Kenneth Barnes; Briam Johnson

    2009-10-01

    Increased awareness of the potential for cyber attack has recently resulted in improved cyber security practices associated with the electrical power grid. However, the level of practical understanding and deployment of cyber security practices has not been evenly applied across all business sectors. Much of the focus has been centered on information technology business centers and control rooms. This report explores the current level of substation automation, communication, and cyber security protection deployed in electrical substations throughout existing utilities in the United States. This report documents the evaluation of substation automation implementation and associated vulnerabilities. This evaluation used research conducted by Newton-Evans Research Company for some of its observations and results. The Newton Evans Report aided in the determination of what is the state of substation automation in North American electric utilities. Idaho National Laboratory cyber security experts aided in the determination of what cyber vulnerabilities may pose a threat to electrical substations. This report includes cyber vulnerabilities as well as recommended mitigations. It also describes specific cyber issues found in typical substation automation configurations within the electric utility industry. The evaluation report was performed over a 5-month period starting in October 2008

  5. Hurricane Sandy Situation Reports (October & November 2012)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Hurricane Sandy situation reports detail the storm's impacts and the restoration activities being taken by the energy sector.

  6. An interdisciplinary process based framework for sandy

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    Langendoen, Koen

    An interdisciplinary process based framework for sandy coastal developments Inspired by the Sand FRAMEWORK FOR SANDY COASTAL DEVELOPMENTS INSPIRED BY THE SAND MOTOR PROJECT by L.N. van der Moolen A sandy coastal system delivers various advantages to human beings, such as recreation possibilities like

  7. Big Sandy Rural Elec Coop Corp | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

  8. Integrated substation looks like one RTU to dispatchers

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    Koch, W.

    1995-12-01

    Traditionally, supervisory control and data acquisition systems (Scada) use a master/slave arrangement. The master Scada computer polls individual circuit devices for information, or the devices may report (by exception) to the computer. The substation engineering department of Portland General Electric Co (PCE) is now pioneering a new arrangement in which all devices in a substation communicate with each other and a local computer over a data bus. A single communications line connects the Scada master to the same bus for control and/or monitoring. The new approach is known as a substation integration system (SIS). Thus, for a lower initial cost, substation integration: eliminates the need for redundant equipment - such as panel meters, annunciators, transducers, sequence-of-event recorders, auxiliary tripping relays. Scada RTU, control, and transfer switches; reduces control house size by 25% by reducing wiring and using panel space more efficiently; provides a standardized user interface for easy data access, both locally and remotely; is flexible and expandable because of its modularity and use of non-proprietary hardware and software; improves operability, maintainability and reliability through immediate access to key data; and, reduces overall life-cycle costs by reducing travel and outage time through remote access to substation information. 5 figs.

  9. Design Considerations for a Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Network for Substation Monitoring

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    Nasipuri, Asis

    effective monitoring applications for the substation using low-cost wireless sensor nodes that can sustainDesign Considerations for a Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Network for Substation Monitoring Asis University City Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28223 Luke Van der Zel and Bienvenido Rodriguez Substations Group EPRI

  10. Demo Abstract: Wireless Sensor Network for Substation Monitoring: Design and Deployment

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    Nasipuri, Asis

    -voltage substations, lower installation cost, and utilization of the distributed pro- cessing capabilities of wirelessDemo Abstract: Wireless Sensor Network for Substation Monitoring: Design and Deployment Asis-Transmissions & Substations 9625 Research Drive Charlotte, NC 28262 {lvanderz,birodriguez} @epri.com Ralph McKosky, Joseph

  11. The Substation of the Future: A Feasibility Study

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    Research Center Empowering Minds to Engineer the Future Electric Energy System #12;Substation of the Future on challenges facing the electric power industry and educating the next generation of power engineers. More Study" We express our appreciation for the support provided by PSERC's industrial members

  12. Techniques for Securing Substation Automation Systems David Guidry1

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    Burmester, Mike

    that such systems are properly secured. Most critical infrastructures such as the electricity grid can be modeled be modeled as cyber-physical systems whose cyber components control the underlying physical components so propose techniques for resilient substation automation of power utility systems with security based

  13. Management and Control for Optimal Performance of the Heating Substation 

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    Yang, J.

    2006-01-01

    With the development of the scale of central heating, a higher managing level is needed for the heating substation. How to economize the more energy is the first factor that managers need to consider while ensuring the comfort of the heating...

  14. Substation based data interpretation techniques for improved power system management

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    Booth, C.; McDonald, J.R. [Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom). Centre for Electrical Power Engineering] [Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom). Centre for Electrical Power Engineering; Laycock, W.J.

    1997-04-01

    There is now considerable pressure on electric utilities to operate their systems in the most efficient manner possible and to provide increased quality of service to customers. This pressure, coupled with the decreasing availability of reserve margins dictates that there is a requirement for comprehensive system operation support through, among other things, the provision of quality information relating to the behavior of the primary and secondary systems. This paper will show how the data available within modern substation control and management systems can be exploited in a cost-effective manner, through the implementation of advanced substation functions in an open systems environment. Certain functions which are presently carried out at the control center could be distributed (or partially distributed) to the substation. These functions may provide the utility staff with quality information, which can in turn be used to satisfy the objectives of increasing quality and security of supply, in addition to optimizing the utility`s information, maintenance and asset management functions.

  15. Application Filling Requirements for Transmission Line and Substation Construction Projects (Wisconsin)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This page describes application requirements for all projects that involve the installation of an electricity transmission line or substation that also require either a Certificate of Public...

  16. An Integrative Approach to Reliability Analysis of an IEC 61850 Digital Substation 

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    Zhang, Yan 1988-

    2012-11-28

    the failures at the bay level translate to the substation level, first we describe the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). Subsequently we will describe the reliability model at the substation level using the results of this FMEA. 4.1 Signal Flow... Effects in HV Transformer Bay 4.3 Integration at the Substation Level Now we will use the results of the FMEA to analyze the impact at the substation level. Since IEC 61850 based SAS combines the modern communication and traditional physical...

  17. 351 Substation Demolition -- B Roll | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservationBio-InspiredAtmosphericdevicesPPONeApril351 Substation Demolition -- B Roll 351

  18. Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling, Basic Engineering, and Project Approach for Typical Substation Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) Project

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    Jamir, Dewan R.

    2006-05-19

    design criteria, substation project approach and defines the Client’s, subcontractor’s and Burns & McDonnell’s responsibilities. Burns & McDonnell Engineering specializes and acts as Prime Contractor in the EPC of electrical substations...

  19. Risk Analysis and Probabilistic Survivability Assessment (RAPSA): An Assessment Approach for Power Substation Hardening1

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    Krings, Axel W.

    Substation Hardening1 Carol Taylor, Axel Krings and Jim Alves-Foss Computer Science Department University is currently being developed for power industry cyber security assessment and hardening. A substation example is presented, with hypothetical risks and costs from several attack scenarios. Our technique features self

  20. New Solutions for Substation Sensing, Signal Processing and Decision Making M. Kezunovic, Fellow IEEE

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    New Solutions for Substation Sensing, Signal Processing and Decision Making M. Kezunovic, Fellow describes a new solution for integrating substation sensing, signal processing and decision making for more multiplexed network, distributed signal processing, and neural network based decision making are discussed

  1. Canby Area Service Project substation and associated transmission line. Environmental Assessment

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1992-02-01

    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) provides power to Surprise Valley Electrification Corporation (SVEC) in Modoc County, California. BPA uses PacificCorp`s substation and transmission facilities between Alturas and Canby, California to transfer power to SVEC`s Canby Substation. In the next year, SVEC expects increased industrial, agricultural, and residential electric loads on their 69-kV transmission system south of Canby. SVEC`s substation can accommodate only about 10 percent of the expected additional electric load. BPA`s proposed action is intended to meet SVEC`s increasing electric load. BPA proposes to meet SVEC`s increasing energy load by tapping into BPA`s existing BPA Malin-Warner 230-kV transmission line, and building an 7.9-mile transmission line to a new BPA substation. BPA proposes to build the new substation next to the west side of SVEC`s Canby Substation (Figure 1). This new substation will allow SVEC to move the additional power over their existing transmission or distribution lines. This report is the environmental assessment of the potential impact of the proposed project. The assessment determined that no ``environmental impact statement`` is not required.

  2. Canby Area Service Project : Substation and Associated Transmission Line : Environmental Assessment.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-02-01

    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) provides power to Surprise Valley Electrification Corporation (SVEC) in Modoc County, California. BPA uses PacificCorp's substation and transmission facilities between Alturas and Canby, California to transfer power to SVEC's Canby Substation. In the next year, SVEC expects increased industrial, agricultural, and residential electric loads on their 69-kV transmission system south of Canby. SVEC's substation can accommodate only about 10 percent of the expected additional electric load. BPA's proposed action is intended to meet SVEC's increasing electric load. BPA proposes to meet SVEC's increasing energy load by tapping into BPA's existing BPA Malin-Warner 230-kV transmission line, and building an 7.9-mile transmission line to a new BPA substation. BPA proposes to build the new substation next to the west side of SVEC's Canby Substation (Figure 1). This new substation will allow SVEC to move the additional power over their existing transmission or distribution lines. This report is the environmental assessment of the potential impact of the proposed project. The assessment determined that no environmental impact statement'' is not required.

  3. HEMP-induced transients in electric power substations

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    Wiggins, C.M.; Thomas, D.E.; Salas, T.M. (BDM International, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States))

    1992-02-01

    A nuclear detonation in or above the earth's atmosphere produces an intense electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A large portion of the EMP electromagnetic energy is within the RF spectrum. A detonation at high altitudes above 40 km produces an EMP called high-altitude EMP (HEMP). HEMP is a steep-front short duration transient with a rise time on the order of a few nanoseconds which decays to near zero in less than a microsecond. A single high-altitude burst can subject much of the continental United States to intense HEMP electric fields on the order of tens of kilovolts per meter. The intense transient HEMP will induce fast transients in high-voltage transmission lines and bus structures, instrumentation cables, and control wires in power transmission and distribution (T D) substations. A system of traveling wave coupling models for a 500 kV substation, including models for the high voltage primary bus, components (circuit breakers, disconnect switches, power transformers, and current and voltage instrument transformers), low voltage control wiring circuits, and a number of conducted and radiated interference coupling modes, had been developed earlier by EPRI. These EPRI served as the baseline for the present HEMP coupling investigations. The HEMP effects on protective relays were assessed for a nominal HEMP environment using several new field coupling models merged with the switching transient data. It is found that a representative solid state relay is unlikely to be damaged or to misoperate by the nominal HEMP threat with a peak field strength of 50 kV/m. However, it is possible for both DC control wires to flash over to ground simultaneously, causing fuses to blow and placing the relay in an inoperative state.

  4. HEMP-induced transients in electric power substations. Final report

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    Wiggins, C.M.; Thomas, D.E.; Salas, T.M. [BDM International, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1992-02-01

    A nuclear detonation in or above the earth`s atmosphere produces an intense electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A large portion of the EMP electromagnetic energy is within the RF spectrum. A detonation at high altitudes above 40 km produces an EMP called high-altitude EMP (HEMP). HEMP is a steep-front short duration transient with a rise time on the order of a few nanoseconds which decays to near zero in less than a microsecond. A single high-altitude burst can subject much of the continental United States to intense HEMP electric fields on the order of tens of kilovolts per meter. The intense transient HEMP will induce fast transients in high-voltage transmission lines and bus structures, instrumentation cables, and control wires in power transmission and distribution (T & D) substations. A system of traveling wave coupling models for a 500 kV substation, including models for the high voltage primary bus, components (circuit breakers, disconnect switches, power transformers, and current and voltage instrument transformers), low voltage control wiring circuits, and a number of conducted and radiated interference coupling modes, had been developed earlier by EPRI. These EPRI served as the baseline for the present HEMP coupling investigations. The HEMP effects on protective relays were assessed for a nominal HEMP environment using several new field coupling models merged with the switching transient data. It is found that a representative solid state relay is unlikely to be damaged or to misoperate by the nominal HEMP threat with a peak field strength of 50 kV/m. However, it is possible for both DC control wires to flash over to ground simultaneously, causing fuses to blow and placing the relay in an inoperative state.

  5. By Sandy Benson Forest Fuels Management Specialist,

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    Farritor, Shane

    -intensity lightning fires kept tree density down and the forests were very well adapted to fire because of the healthyBy Sandy Benson Forest Fuels Management Specialist, Nebraska Forest Service Thinning is an excellent management tool for forest landowners to use to improve forest health and productivity

  6. The Hurricane Sandy Twitter Corpus Language Technologies Institute

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    Dredze, Mark

    The Hurricane Sandy Twitter Corpus Haoyu Wang Language Technologies Institute Carnegie Mellon response on which researchers can compare and contrast their work. This paper describes the Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy. Introduction Preparing for and responding to natural disasters is a key function of public

  7. Quantifying the Digital Traces of Hurricane Sandy on Flickr

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    Stanley, H. Eugene

    Quantifying the Digital Traces of Hurricane Sandy on Flickr Tobias Preis1 *, Helen Susannah Moat1 social science. To investigate user attention to the Hurricane Sandy disaster in 2012, we analyze data to Hurricane Sandy bears a striking correlation to the atmospheric pressure in the US state New Jersey during

  8. NOAA Water Level and Meteorological Data Report HURRICANE SANDY

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    NOAA Water Level and Meteorological Data Report HURRICANE SANDY Silver Spring, Maryland January 24 Report HURRICANE SANDY Colleen Fanelli, Paul Fanelli, David Wolcott January 24, 2013 noaa National, Richard Edwing #12;NOAA NOS Hurricane Sandy Water Level & Meteorological Data Report 1 Table of Contents

  9. Electrical substation service-area estimation using Cellular Automata: An initial report

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    Fenwick, J.W.; Dowell, L.J.

    1998-07-01

    The service areas for electric power substations can be estimated using a Cellular Automata (CA) model. The CA model is a discrete, iterative process whereby substations acquire service area by claiming neighboring cells. The service area expands from a substation until a neighboring substation service area is met or the substation`s total capacity or other constraints are reached. The CA-model output is dependent on the rule set that defines cell interactions. The rule set is based on a hierarchy of quantitative metrics that represent real-world factors such as land use and population density. Together, the metrics determine the rate of cell acquisition and the upper bound for service area size. Assessing the CA-model accuracy requires comparisons to actual service areas. These actual service areas can be extracted from distribution maps. Quantitative assessment of the CA-model accuracy can be accomplished by a number of methods. Some are as simple as finding the percentage of cells predicted correctly, while others assess a penalty based on the distance from an incorrectly predicted cell to its correct service area. This is an initial report of a work in progress.

  10. Satellites provide the big picture

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    Famiglietti, JS; Cazenave, A; Eicker, A; Reager, JT; Rodell, M; Velicogna, I

    2015-01-01

    provide the necessary “big-picture” spatial coverage, asprovide the big picture gether, these measurements will

  11. BIG CPU, BIG DATABIG CPU, BIG DATA Solving the World's Toughest

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    Kaminsky, Alan

    BIG CPU, BIG DATABIG CPU, BIG DATA Solving the World's Toughest Computational Problems with Parallel Computing Alan Kaminsky #12;#12;BIG CPU, BIG DATABIG CPU, BIG DATA Solving the World's Toughest College of Computing and Information Sciences Rochester Institute of Technology #12;ii BIG CPU, BIG DATA

  12. Introduction Big Radio Data

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    Introduction VLBI Pulsars Summary Big Radio Data Ue-Li Pen CITA, UofT, CIFAR July 3, 2014U. Pen Big Radio Data #12;Introduction VLBI Pulsars Summary Overview History VLBI Processing Future U. Pen Big signal processing U. Pen Big Radio Data #12;Introduction VLBI Pulsars Summary VLBI Current experiments

  13. Sweet Potato Fertilizer Experiments at Substation No. 2, Troup. 

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    Hotchkiss, W. S.

    1921-01-01

    . S ." - .- .d 3 %" +J a gP U $ 3.89 5.74 2.25 6.00 4.93 - 5.75 9.14 7.59 A -- s 0 d 2-2 " a,. z'," c* o a.5 225 ;:CU f3 ........ 50.4 43.2 3.4 72.0 41.9 - 54.6 57.9 70.8' oa Ow* '. ka' #g,. i zg:: gb ................ $ 37..., in 1907, 1908, and 11, was 17.?'0, 28.66, and 10.74 inches, respectively. The soils on which these experiments were conducted are classed by 3 Bureau of Soils as Susquehanna fine sandy loam. This soil is tyish in color with a red plastic clay subsoil...

  14. Alec R. Sandy | Argonne National Laboratory

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsiclouddenDVA N C E D B L O O D S TA I N P A T TSorbents forCO 2P R O G RAlec Sandy Alec

  15. Hurricane Sandy | OpenEI Community

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EA JumpDuimen RiverScoring ToolHuaihuaInformationHurricane Sandy

  16. Women @ Energy: Giselle Sandi | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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 About1996HowFOAShowingFuelWeatherize »Eve Kovacs Women @ Energy: EveGiselle Sandi

  17. A BOUNDARY ELEMENT FORMULATION FOR THE COMPUTER DESIGN OF SUBSTATION I. Colominas, F. Navarrina, and M. Casteleiro

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    Colominas, Ignasi

    A BOUNDARY ELEMENT FORMULATION FOR THE COMPUTER DESIGN OF SUBSTATION GROUNDING I. Colominas, F approach for the numerical com- putation of substation grounding systems is presented. In this general in the BEM formulation to reduce computational cost. While linear and parabolic leakage current elements

  18. Substations reliability-centered maintenance and predictive maintenance - a strategic partnership

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    Colsher, R.J. [Electric Power Research Institute, Eddystone, PA (United States); Abbott, P.D.; Matusheski, R.L. [EPRI & MD Center, Eddystone, PA (United States); Smith, S.B. [ERIN Engineering & Research, Walnut Creek, CA (United States)

    1996-08-01

    A maintenance optimization study for substation components can be most effective when Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Analysis is combined with a Predictive Maintenance (PDM) Assessment. If the two processes are performed concurrently, the benefit-to-cost ratios for each is increased. Also, the cost of implementing RCM recommendations for condition monitoring can be minimized, while maximizing their impact at the same time. This paper presents the essential elements of both the RCM and PDM processes, and describes how they work together in a substation environment as a comprehensive maintenance assessment tool. Descriptions of recent experiences are also included.

  19. Big Sky Carbon Atlas

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    (Acknowledgment to the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership (BSCSP); see home page at http://www.bigskyco2.org/)

  20. A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy

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    Heidemann, John

    A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy USC/ISI Technical Report ISI outages during the October 2012 Hurricane Sandy. We assess net- work reliability by pinging a sample network outages, we see that the out- age rate in U.S. networks doubled when the hurricane made landfall

  1. Short communication Buried relic seawall mitigates Hurricane Sandy's impacts

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    Lynett, Patrick

    Short communication Buried relic seawall mitigates Hurricane Sandy's impacts Jennifer L. Irish a Accepted 6 June 2013 Available online xxxx Keywords: Hurricanes Storm surge Waves Storm damage Seawalls of Hurricane Sandy revealed clear differences in patterns of the impact between two neighboring boroughs along

  2. Overview of Response to Hurricane Sandy-Nor'Easter and Recommendations...

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

    Response to Hurricane Sandy-Nor'Easter and Recommendations for Improvement (February 2013) Overview of Response to Hurricane Sandy-Nor'Easter and Recommendations for Improvement...

  3. EA-2013: Herbicide Application at Three Substations; Imperial County (California), Maricopa and Yuma Counties (Arizona)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are jointly preparing an EA that analyzes the potential environmental impacts of Western’s proposed use of selected herbicides for the treatment of undesirable vegetation within three existing substations on lands administered by BLM.

  4. Constraint Based Planning with Composable Substate Peter Gregory and Derek Long and Maria Fox

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    Hammerton, James

    Constraint Based Planning with Composable Substate Graphs Peter Gregory and Derek Long and Maria a constraint-based model for cost-optimal plan- ning that uses global constraints to improve the inference to such problems combine search, inference and relaxation. In cost optimal planning, search and relaxation tech

  5. Puget Sound Area Electric Reliability Plan : Supplemental Environmental Analysis, Schultz Substation.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-04-01

    This document describes the purpose, function, and the environmental consequences of the proposed Schultz substation near Ellensburg, Washington. The affected environment is described in detail, including aerial survey photographs. The impacts on vegetation, fish and wildlife, soils, and water resources are described. (GHH)

  6. Performance Simulations of WLAN and Zigbee in Electricity Substation Impulsive Noise Environments

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    Atkinson, Robert C

    . The parameters of the impulsive noise model are estimated from data recorded from an electricity transmission The traditional power transmission paradigm is changing. The more efficient, complex, electricity grid is employed to model the electricity transmission substation noise environment. It also explains the process

  7. Big Data Begets Big Database Theory University of Washington

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    Suciu, Dan

    Big Data Begets Big Database Theory Dan Suciu University of Washington 1 Motivation Industry analysts describe Big Data in terms of three V's: volume, velocity, variety. The data is too big to process the technical challenges in big data, but we find no inspiration in the three Vs. Volume is surely nothing new

  8. Big Eddy-Knight

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

    & Reliability Projects Expand Projects Skip navigation links Line Projects Big Eddy-Knight Central Ferry Lower Monumental Grand Coulee Transmission Line Replacement...

  9. A Methodology for Evaluating Liquefaction Susceptibility in Shallow Sandy Slopes

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    Buscarnera, Giuseppe

    This paper illustrates a modeling approach for evaluating the liquefaction susceptibility of shallow sandy slopes. The methodology is based on a theoretical framework for capturing undrained bifurcation in saturated granular ...

  10. BIG SANDY IDA ONEID A WILL IAM SBU RG BU RNIN G SPRIN GS WIN

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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 GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry NaturalPrices1 Table 1.101 (Million Short6RU N INDIANA315 Miles ¯

  11. BIG SANDY IDA ONEID A WILL IAM SBU RG BU RNIN G SPRIN GS WIN

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    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 GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming Dry NaturalPrices1 Table 1.101 (Million Short6RU N INDIANA315 Miles ¯

  12. Making big data, in theory

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    Boellstorff, Tom

    2013-01-01

    3.0 Unported License. Making big data, in theory by Tommethods for analyzing big data originate in mid-twentieth2012. “Critical questions for Big Data: Provocations for a

  13. Big Data Privacy Scenarios

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    Bruce, Elizabeth

    2015-10-01

    This paper is the first in a series on privacy in Big Data. As an outgrowth of a series of workshops on the topic, the Big Data Privacy Working Group undertook a study of a series of use scenarios to highlight the challenges ...

  14. EIS-0483: Estes to Flatiron Substation Transmission Lines Rebuild Project, Larimer County, Colorado

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Western Area Power Administration (Western) – with USDA Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest, as a cooperating agency – is preparing an EIS that analyzes the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to rebuild and upgrade two 115-kilovolt single-circuit transmission lines between the Flatiron Substation and the intersection of Mall Road and U.S. Highway 36 in Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado.

  15. Marys Lake 69/115-kV transmission line upgrade and substation expansion projects

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    NONE

    1996-05-01

    Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the Platte River Power Authority (Platte River) propose to upgrade portions of the existing electric transmission and substation system that serves the Town of Estes Park, Colorado. The existing transmission lines between the Estes Power Plant Switchyard and the Marys Lake Substation include a 115,000 volt (115-kV) line and 69,000 volt (69-kV) line. Approximately one mile is a double-circuit 115/69-kV line on steel lattice structures, and approximately two miles consists of separate single-circuit 115-kV and a 69-kV lines, constructed on wood H-Frame structures. Both lines were constructed in 1951 by the US Bureau of Reclamation. The existing transmission lines are on rights-of-way (ROW) that vary from 75 feet to 120 feet and are owned by Western. There are 48 landowners adjacent to the existing ROW. All of the houses were built adjacent to the existing ROW after the transmission lines were constructed. Upgrading the existing 69-kV transmission line between the Marys Lake Substation and the Estes Power Plant Switchyard to 115-kV and expanding the Marys Lake Substation was identified as the most effective way in which to improve electric service to Estes Park. The primary purpose and need of the proposed project is to improve the reliability of electric service to the Town of Estes Park. Lack of reliability has been a historical concern, and reliability will always be less than desired until physical improvements are made to the electrical facilities serving Estes Park.

  16. Adjudication of a Contract for the Construction of a Building for the Electricity Sub-Station of the 300 GeV Accelerator

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    1973-01-01

    Adjudication of a Contract for the Construction of a Building for the Electricity Sub-Station of the 300 GeV Accelerator

  17. Building Work: Allocation of Contract for the Electric Sub-Station 18 kV, NPA Building, Technological Workshop and Lab. 13

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    1963-01-01

    Building Work: Allocation of Contract for the Electric Sub-Station 18 kV, NPA Building, Technological Workshop and Lab. 13

  18. Carbon Mineralization and Labile Organic Carbon Pools in the Sandy

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    Grunwald, Sabine

    Carbon Mineralization and Labile Organic Carbon Pools in the Sandy Soils of a North Florida mineralization were best explained by TOC (62%) and hot-water- extractable C (59%), whereas acid-hydrolyzable C mineralization and clay content were directly linearly correlated, indicating a possible stimulatory effect

  19. Climate change and superstorm Sandy November 1, 2012

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Climate change and superstorm Sandy linked? November 1, 2012 By Erika Bolstad McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON -- There's no clear answer to the scientific debate over whether climate change, including impacts go from Florida to Maine," said Leonard Berry, the director of the Climate Change Initiative

  20. Wiener Numbers of Pericondensed Benzenoid Hydrocarbons Sandi Klav zar

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    Klavzar, Sandi

    Wiener Numbers of Pericondensed Benzenoid Hydrocarbons Sandi Klav#20;zar Department of Mathematics expressions for W for several homologous series of pericondensed benzenoid hydrocarbons. An elementary proof polycyclic systems studied were catacondensed benzenoid hydrocarbons. 11{14 Few years ago the situation

  1. Big Questions: Missing Antimatter

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    Lincoln, Don

    2014-08-07

    Einstein's equation E = mc2 is often said to mean that energy can be converted into matter. More accurately, energy can be converted to matter and antimatter. During the first moments of the Big Bang, the universe was smaller, hotter and energy was everywhere. As the universe expanded and cooled, the energy converted into matter and antimatter. According to our best understanding, these two substances should have been created in equal quantities. However when we look out into the cosmos we see only matter and no antimatter. The absence of antimatter is one of the Big Mysteries of modern physics. In this video, Fermilab's Dr. Don Lincoln explains the problem, although doesn't answer it. The answer, as in all Big Mysteries, is still unknown and one of the leading research topics of contemporary science.

  2. Rutgers Workshop on Big Data: Theoretical Foundation of Big Data

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    Jornsten, Rebecka

    Rutgers Workshop on Big Data: Theoretical Foundation of Big Data Department of Statistics:05pm: Welcome and Introduction of Big Data Research at Rutgers Regina Liu, Chair, Department, Carnegie Mellon University "On Data Parallelism and Model Parallelism for Large Scale Machine Learning" 4

  3. Big data and the future of ecology

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2013-01-01

    N. 2010. Big science and big data in biology: from theCONCEPTS AND QUESTIONS Big data and the future of ecologyof the information age and “big data” across all sectors of

  4. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Keith A. Olive

    1997-12-11

    The concordance of standard big bang nucleosynthesis theory and the related observations of the light element isotopes (including some new higher \\he4 abundances) will be reviewed. Implications of BBN on chemical evolution, dark matter and constraints on particle properties will be discussed.

  5. Semantic Interoperability for Big Data

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    Baclawski, Kenneth B.

    Semantic Interoperability for Big Data Ken Baclawski College of Computer and Information Science Northeastern University #12;August 11, 2014 2 Emergence of Big Data The phenomenon was studied in the early based on the information scarcity model. #12;August 11, 2014 3 Characteristics of Big Data Large

  6. MICROSOFT PRESENTS FROM BIG DATA

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    Chaudhuri, Surajit

    1 MICROSOFT PRESENTS FROM BIG DATA TO SMART DATA: Using data to drive personalized brand January 22, 2014 ABSTRACT This white paper looks at Big Data from the marketing perspective, running DO WITH IT NEARLY EVERYONE IN MARKETING TODAY SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH THE CONCEPT OF BIG DATA

  7. Small Particles, Big Impact

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservation ofAlbuquerque|Sensitive Species3performed StevenSmall Particles, Big Impact

  8. MHK Projects/Sandy Cove | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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 APPENDIXsource HistoryScenarios Towards 2050 JumpCoos BayOysterRelianceSandy Cove < MHK

  9. Escaping the Big Rip?

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    Mariam Bouhmadi-Lopez; Jose A. Jimenez Madrid

    2004-04-27

    We discuss dark energy models which might describe effectively the actual acceleration of the universe. More precisely, for a 4-dimensional Friedmann-Lema\\^{\\i}tre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) universe we consider two situations: First of them, we model dark energy by phantom energy described by a perfect fluid satisfying the equation of state $P=(\\beta-1)\\rho$ (with $\\beta<0$ and constant). In this case the universe reaches a ``Big Rip'' independently of the spatial geometry of the FLRW universe. In the second situation, the dark energy is described by a phantom (generalized) Chaplygin gas which violates the dominant energy condition. Contrary to the previous case, for this material content a FLRW universe would never reach a ``big rip'' singularity (indeed, the geometry is asymptotically de Sitter). We also show how this dark energy model can be described in terms of scalar fields, corresponding to a minimally coupled scalar field, a Born-Infeld scalar field and a generalized Born-Infeld scalar field. Finally, we introduce a phenomenologically viable model where dark energy is described by a phantom generalized Chaplygin gas.

  10. Holbrook Substation Superconductor Cable System, Long Island, New York Final Report

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    Maguire, James; McNamara, Joseph

    2010-06-25

    The LIPA Superconductor project broke ground on July 4, 2006, was first energized on April 22, 2008 (Earth Day) and was commissioned on June 25, 2008. Since commissioning, up until early March, 2009, there were numerous refrigeration events that impacted steady state operations. This led to the review of the alarms that were being generated and a rewrite of the program logic in order to decrease the hypersensitivity surrounding these alarms. The high temperature superconductor (HTS) cable was energized on March 5, 2009 and ran uninterrupted until a human error during a refrigeration system switchover knocked the cable out of the grid in early February 2010. The HTS cable was in the grid uninterrupted from March 5, 2009 to February 4, 2010. Although there have been refrigeration events (propagated mainly by voltage sags/surges) during this period, the system was able to automatically switch over from the primary to the backup refrigeration system without issue as required during this period. On February 4, 2010, when switching from the backup over to the primary refrigeration system, two rather than one liquid nitrogen pumps were started inadvertently by a human error (communication) causing an overpressure in the cable cooling line. This in turn activated the pressure relief valve located in the grounding substation. The cable was automatically taken out of the grid without any damage to the components or system as a result of signals sent from the AMSC control cabinet to the LIPA substation. The cable was switched back into the grid again on March 16, 2010 without incident and has been operational since that time. Since switching from the backup to the primary is not an automatic process, a recent improvement was added to the refrigeration operating system to allow remote commands to return the system from backup to primary cooling. This improvement makes the switching procedure quicker since travel to the site to perform this operation is no longer necessary and safer since it is now a programmed procedure versus the former written procedure that was still subject to human variation in the process.

  11. Debunking Six Big Myths about Nuclear Weapons

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    Debunking Six Big Myths about Nuclear Weapons National Security Science Latest Issue:December 2014 All Issues submit Debunking six big myths about nuclear weapons Are nuclear...

  12. Foliar nitrogen dynamics and nitrogen resorption of a sandy shrub Salix gordejevii in northern China

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    Foliar nitrogen dynamics and nitrogen resorption of a sandy shrub Salix gordejevii in northern Key words: Nitrogen, resorption efficiency, resorption proficiency, Salix gordejevii, senescence, soil and senescing leaves and N resorption in Salix gordejevii Chang, a sandy shrub in northern China, were studied

  13. Big Iron for Big Data: An Unnatural Alliance?

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsiclouddenDVA N C E D B L O OLaura| National2.11DESERTWaterSharingBeyondBang or BigBigBig

  14. TSNo s02-staats173645-P Alum Amendment Effects on Soil Phosphorus Stabilization in Poultry Litter Amended Sandy Soils.

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    bioavailable P on Arkansas loamy pasture soils. However, the effects on acidic sandy soils are not well

  15. BIG DATA IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE Submitted to Provost Hexter

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    Ullrich, Paul

    BIG DATA IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE REPORT Submitted to Provost Hexter February 22, 2013 #12..................................................................................................................................... 5 1. Big Data, Big Challenges, Big Opportunities ......................................................................................... 5 2. UC Davis and Big Data: State of the Art and Current Needs

  16. Summary of the Atkinson Center Topic Lunch; "New York After Sandy: New and Old Challenges to Infrastructure

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    Walter, M.Todd

    the following main themes: · How might Hurricane Sandy affect plans for the development of the new tech campusSummary of the Atkinson Center Topic Lunch; "New York After Sandy: New and Old Challenges Lunch address? Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage to physical infrastructure throughout the New

  17. Physics: the big black box Mirror conjecture

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    Cavalieri, Renzo

    Physics: the big black box Math Mirror conjecture A look into the mirror (I) an overview of Mirror Symmetry #12;Physics: the big black box Math Mirror conjecture Outline 1 Physics: the big black box 2 Math Symmetry #12;Physics: the big black box Math Mirror conjecture A slogan Mirror Symmetry is a correspondence

  18. Big Data Analytics in Financial Statement

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    ;Demographic and Weather Big Data · OfficeMax personalizes online landing pages based on customerBig Data Analytics in Financial Statement Audits Min Cao Roman Chychyla Trevor Stewart February 26th, 2015 #12;Big Data Analytics · Big Data analytics is the process of inspecting, cleaning

  19. The big picture Victoria University of Wellington

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    Visser, Matt

    Outline Abstract Basics The big picture Victoria University of Wellington Te Whare W¯ananga o te Overview of modern cosmology #12;Outline Abstract Basics The big picture Outline: Abstract Basics The big picture Matt Visser Overview of modern cosmology #12;Outline Abstract Basics The big picture Abstract: VUW

  20. Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Big Sky Trust Fund reimburses expenses incurred in the purchase, leasing, or relocation of real assets for direct use of the assisted business or employee training costs. A local or tribal...

  1. Making big data, in theory

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Boellstorff, Tom

    2013-01-01

    for this work. Notes 1. Curran, 2012, pp. 34, 60. 2. Peng etin-big-data/, accessed 5 July 2013. James Curran, 2012. “Internet history,” In: James Curran, Natalie Fenton, and Des

  2. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis: 2015

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    Cyburt, Richard H; Olive, Keith A; Yeh, Tsung-Han

    2015-01-01

    Big-bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) describes the production of the lightest nuclides via a dynamic interplay among the four fundamental forces during the first seconds of cosmic time. We briefly overview the essentials of this physics, and present new calculations of light element abundances through li6 and li7, with updated nuclear reactions and uncertainties including those in the neutron lifetime. We provide fits to these results as a function of baryon density and of the number of neutrino flavors, N_nu. We review recent developments in BBN, particularly new, precision Planck cosmic microwave background (CMB) measurements that now probe the baryon density, helium content, and the effective number of degrees of freedom, n_eff. These measurements allow for a tight test of BBN and of cosmology using CMB data alone. Our likelihood analysis convolves the 2015 Planck data chains with our BBN output and observational data. Adding astronomical measurements of light elements strengthens the power of BBN. We include a ...

  3. Verifica(on of Hurricane Irene, Isaac and Sandy's Storm Track, Intensity, and Wind Radii Errors

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    Miami, University of

    Verifica(on of Hurricane Irene, Isaac and Sandy's Storm Track, Intensity/onal Hurricane Center (NHC). Forecasts of the track have steadily improved over the past, intensity (MWND) and wind radii (WRAD) errors of Hurricane Irene (2011

  4. Chloride and Lithium Transport in Large Arrays of Undisturbed Silt Loam and Sandy Loam Soil Columns

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    Chloride and Lithium Transport in Large Arrays of Undisturbed Silt Loam and Sandy Loam Soil Columns al., 1998); and (iii) sloping lay- were extremely variable among columns. Lithium adsorption

  5. Buyouts and beyonds : politics, planning, and the future of Staten Island's East Shore after superstorm Sandy

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    Brady, Alexander F. (Alexander Foster)

    2015-01-01

    In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, two separate, federally funded programs began purchasing storm-damaged homes from voluntary sellers in the low-lying, working-class communities of Staten Island's East Shore. New York ...

  6. A Big Data Approach to Analyzing Market Volatility

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    Wu, Kesheng

    2014-01-01

    A Big Data Approach to Analyzing Market Volatility KeshengUniversity of California. A Big Data Approach to Analyzingefforts to handle the big data problem. However, the

  7. Dispersivity estimates from a tracer experiment in a sandy aquifer

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    Mallants, D.; Espino, A.; Van Hoorick, M.; Feyen, J.; Vandenberghe, N.; Loy, W.

    2000-04-01

    The success or failure of transport models in predicting the migration of a contaminant plume is ground water depends to a large extent on the quality of flow and transport parameters used. In this study, the authors investigate the spatial variability in the tracer velocity and dispersivity in a shallow sandy aquifer in northern Belgium. Based on hydraulic conductivity measurements on cores sampled along a vertical profile, the aquifer was found to be mildly heterogeneous, i.e., with the variance of the log-transformed conductivity K, {sigma}{sup 2}{sub lnK}, equal to 0.22. By means of a natural gradient tracer experiment, transport of a chloride tracer was investigated in a three-dimensional network of multilevel point samplers (MLS). Least squares fitting of a two-dimensional transport model to the individual breakthrough curves resulted in an average longitudinal dispersivity that was 10 times larger than the transverse dispersivity. The results further showed the existence of a dispersion-scale effect whereby the depth-averaged longitudinal dispersivity increases with increasing travel distance. The average longitudinal dispersivity corresponding to a travel distance of 10 m was equal to 0.2 m. The authors finally show that theoretical expressions for the macroscopic dispersivity tensor, which require input on hydraulic conductivity heterogeneity, could be used here to approximate the observed dispersive behavior. These conceptually simple models are useful to estimate macroscopic dispersivities when no tracer data are available.

  8. EIS-0421: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    BPA is proposing to build a new 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Wasco County, Oregon and Klickitat County, Washington and a new substation in Klickitat County. The new BPA transmission line...

  9. Big data : evolution, components, challenges and opportunities

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    Zarate Santovena, Alejandro

    2013-01-01

    This work reviews the evolution and current state of the "Big Data" industry, and to understand the key components, challenges and opportunities of Big Data and analytics face in today business environment, this is analyzed ...

  10. THE BIG PICTURE: A "FISHERY SYSTEM APPROACH"

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    Charles, Anthony

    THE BIG PICTURE: A "FISHERY SYSTEM APPROACH" LINKS FISHERY MANAGEMENT AND BIODIVERSITY Anthony economy and coastal communities. Accordingly, there is a need to move toward a "big picture" perspective

  11. How to Lie with Big Data (and/or big computations)

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    Stark, Philip B.

    How to Lie with Big Data (and/or big computations) Philip B. Stark Department of Statistics experimental design doesn't matter #12;What's new in Big Data? · design still matters; experiments versus flu trends http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/28/ google-flu-trends-the-limits-of-big-data/ #12

  12. Big Things from Small Beginnings

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Slide Presentation given by D. Bullen on behalf of Peter S. Winokur, Ph.D., Chairman Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board; prepared by D. Bullen, D. Owen, J. MacSleyne, and D. Minnema. Big Things from Small Beginnings. How seemingly unimportant situations can lead to significant, undesirable events.

  13. Big Explosives Experimental Facility - BEEF

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    None

    2015-01-07

    The Big Explosives Experimental Facility or BEEF is a ten acre fenced high explosive testing facility that provides data to support stockpile stewardship and other national security programs. At BEEF conventional high explosives experiments are safely conducted providing sophisticated diagnostics such as high speed optics and x-ray radiography.

  14. Neutrinos and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    A. D. Dolgov

    2002-03-18

    The role of neutrinos in big bang nucleosynthesis is discussed. The bounds on the number of neutrino families, neutrino degeneracy, parameters of neutrino oscillations are presented. A model of chemically inhomogeneous, while energetically smooth, universe created by inhomogeneous cosmological neutrino asymmetry is described. Nucleosynthesis limits on production of right-handed neutrinos are considered.

  15. Big Explosives Experimental Facility - BEEF

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    None

    2014-10-31

    The Big Explosives Experimental Facility or BEEF is a ten acre fenced high explosive testing facility that provides data to support stockpile stewardship and other national security programs. At BEEF conventional high explosives experiments are safely conducted providing sophisticated diagnostics such as high speed optics and x-ray radiography.

  16. Big Data in Technology Services Mathew Benwell

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    Balasuriya, Sanjeeva

    Big Data in Technology Services #12;Presenter Mathew Benwell Security Specialist Click here to watch online video University of Adelaide 2 #12;What is Big Data ­ 3 V's University of Adelaide 3 #12;Our Big Data Platform ­ Splunk> · The most asked question! Where did the name Splunk come from

  17. Rolling the Dice on Big Data Department of Mathematics

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    Ipsen, Ilse

    Rolling the Dice on Big Data Ilse Ipsen Department of Mathematics #12;The Economist, 27 February on Big Data What is "Big"? #12;Measuring Units 1 byte 1 character 10 bytes 1 word 100 bytes 1 sentence #12;Rolling the Dice on Big Data Data #12;Rolling the Dice on Big Data #12;Rolling the Dice on Big

  18. Management practices to improve the use efficiency of nutrients and water in a sandy soil under rice based cropping system

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    Bhaskaran, Usha Pankajam Dr.; S, Pushkala. Dr; A.K., Sreelatha Dr; Aparna, B Dr.

    2009-01-01

    and Kollam districts of Kerala state in India, which coversOnattukara sandy tract of Kerala. The field experiment wasResearch Station, Kayamkulam, Kerala. The experiment field

  19. Big Bang Day : The Great Big Particle Adventure - 3. Origins

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    None

    2011-04-25

    In this series, comedian and physicist Ben Miller asks the CERN scientists what they hope to find. If the LHC is successful, it will explain the nature of the Universe around us in terms of a few simple ingredients and a few simple rules. But the Universe now was forged in a Big Bang where conditions were very different, and the rules were very different, and those early moments were crucial to determining how things turned out later. At the LHC they can recreate conditions as they were billionths of a second after the Big Bang, before atoms and nuclei existed. They can find out why matter and antimatter didn't mutually annihilate each other to leave behind a Universe of pure, brilliant light. And they can look into the very structure of space and time - the fabric of the Universe

  20. Morphology of rain water channelization in systematically varied model sandy soils

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    Y. Wei; C. M. Cejas; R. Barrois; R. Dreyfus; D. J. Durian

    2014-03-13

    We visualize the formation of fingered flow in dry model sandy soils under different raining conditions using a quasi-2d experimental set-up, and systematically determine the impact of soil grain diameter and surface wetting property on water channelization phenomenon. The model sandy soils we use are random closely-packed glass beads with varied diameters and surface treatments. For hydrophilic sandy soils, our experiments show that rain water infiltrates into a shallow top layer of soil and creates a horizontal water wetting front that grows downward homogeneously until instabilities occur to form fingered flows. For hydrophobic sandy soils, in contrast, we observe that rain water ponds on the top of soil surface until the hydraulic pressure is strong enough to overcome the capillary repellency of soil and create narrow water channels that penetrate the soil packing. Varying the raindrop impinging speed has little influence on water channel formation. However, varying the rain rate causes significant changes in water infiltration depth, water channel width, and water channel separation. At a fixed raining condition, we combine the effects of grain diameter and surface hydrophobicity into a single parameter and determine its influence on water infiltration depth, water channel width, and water channel separation. We also demonstrate the efficiency of several soil water improvement methods that relate to rain water channelization phenomenon, including pre-wetting sandy soils at different level before rainfall, modifying soil surface flatness, and applying superabsorbent hydrogel particles as soil modifiers.

  1. Big George to Carter Mountain 115-kV transmission line project, Park and Hot Springs Counties, Wyoming. Environmental Assessment

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    Not Available

    1994-02-01

    The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing to rebuild, operate, and maintain a 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the Big George and Carter Mountain Substations in northwest Wyoming (Park and Hot Springs Counties). This environmental assessment (EA) was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The existing Big George to Carter Mountain 69-kV transmission line was constructed in 1941 by the US Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, with 1/0 copper conductor on wood-pole H-frame structures without an overhead ground wire. The line should be replaced because of the deteriorated condition of the wood-pole H-frame structures. Because the line lacks an overhead ground wire, it is subject to numerous outages caused by lightning. The line will be 54 years old in 1995, which is the target date for line replacement. The normal service life of a wood-pole line is 45 years. Under the No Action Alternative, no new transmission lines would be built in the project area. The existing 69-kV transmission line would continue to operate with routine maintenance, with no provisions made for replacement.

  2. Proposal for the award of a contract for the supply and laying of false floors in the rectifier buildings and the electricity sub-stations serving five LEP access points

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    1986-01-01

    Proposal for the award of a contract for the supply and laying of false floors in the rectifier buildings and the electricity sub-stations serving five LEP access points

  3. Adaptive capacity in light of Hurricane Sandy: The need for policy Melissa Wagner a,*, Netra Chhetri b

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    Gerber, Leah R.

    Climatic Data Center (NCDC), 2013a,b,c), and severe storms (National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), 2013a-ecological systems Climate change Hurricane sandy Science and policy a b s t r a c t The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy Ltd. All rights reserved. Introduction Climate change is expected to bring an increase

  4. Traffic information computing platform for big data

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    Duan, Zongtao Li, Ying Zheng, Xibin Liu, Yan Dai, Jiting Kang, Jun

    2014-10-06

    Big data environment create data conditions for improving the quality of traffic information service. The target of this article is to construct a traffic information computing platform for big data environment. Through in-depth analysis the connotation and technology characteristics of big data and traffic information service, a distributed traffic atomic information computing platform architecture is proposed. Under the big data environment, this type of traffic atomic information computing architecture helps to guarantee the traffic safety and efficient operation, more intelligent and personalized traffic information service can be used for the traffic information users.

  5. A different Big Bang theory: Los Alamos

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    different Big Bang theory: Los Alamos unveils explosives detection expertise February 19, 2015 Collaboration project defeats explosives threats through enhanced detection...

  6. Type B Accident Investigation of the Serious Personal Injury while Doble Testing at the Western Area Power Administration Hayden Substation, May 19, 1999

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    On May 19, 1999, at 10:31 a.m., four Western Area Power Administration (Western) employees were performing Doble testing on a circuit breaker at Hayden Substation in Routt County, Colorado. Three electricians were injured when the high-voltage lead (HVL) of the Doble test set encroached on the minimum approach distance to an energized part outside clearance boundaries, drawing arcing faults.

  7. 3/12/2015 1 Big Data in Accounting

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    3/12/2015 1 Big Data in Accounting: An Overview #12;2 The Meaning of Big Data · Differs across of Storage · Processing #12;3 Accounting and Big Data · Big Data has the potential to cause a paradigm shift the current structured data stores of ERPs. #12;Non-traditional Big Data · Addition of new types of data

  8. Big Efficieny for Small Manufacturing 

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    Trombley, D.

    2014-01-01

    stream_source_info ESL-IE-14-05-10.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 6203 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name ESL-IE-14-05-10.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Big Efficiency for Small... and corporate memberships • Research and technical assistance • Data on real world experiences, best practices • Policies advancing market transformation/market development • Education and Advocacy • Conferences, publications • National, state and local ESL...

  9. Big bang nucleosynthesis: An update

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    Olive, Keith A. [William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)] [William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)

    2013-07-23

    An update on the standard model of big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) is presented. With the value of the baryon-tophoton ratio determined to high precision by WMAP, standard BBN is a parameter-free theory. In this context, the theoretical prediction for the abundances of D, {sup 4}He, and {sup 7}Li is discussed and compared to their observational determination. While concordance for D and {sup 4}He is satisfactory, the prediction for {sup 7}Li exceeds the observational determination by a factor of about four. Possible solutions to this problem are discussed.

  10. Big Data Hits the Beamline

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room News PublicationsAudits & InspectionsBeryllium and ChronicBestBeyond theBid-ListBig Data

  11. Big Sol - Facilities - Cyclotron Institute

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room News PublicationsAudits & InspectionsBeryllium and ChronicBestBeyond theBid-ListBig

  12. Yushu Yao Big Data @ NERSC

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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 AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorkingLos Alamos verifies largest single|YejunOpportunityYue Lu Yue LuYao Big

  13. Virus removal by soil passage at field scale and ground-water protection of sandy aquifers

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    Hassanizadeh, S. Majid

    Virus removal by soil passage at field scale and ground- water protection of sandy aquifers J; The Netherlands (E-mail: Majid@ct.tudelft.nl) Abstract Virus removal from groundwater by soil passage often for attachment than thereafter. A model is presented which interprets virus removal as a function of collision

  14. Rain water transport and storage in a model sandy soil with hydrogel particle additives

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    Y. Wei; D. J. Durian

    2014-02-10

    We study rain water infiltration and drainage in a dry model sandy soil with superabsorbent hydrogel particle additives by measuring the mass of retained water for non-ponding rainfall using a self-built 3D laboratory set-up. In the pure model sandy soil, the retained water curve measurements indicate that instead of a stable horizontal wetting front that grows downward uniformly, a narrow fingered flow forms under the top layer of water-saturated soil. This rain water channelization phenomenon not only further reduces the available rain water in the plant root zone, but also affects the efficiency of soil additives, such as superabsorbent hydrogel particles. Our studies show that the shape of the retained water curve for a soil packing with hydrogel particle additives strongly depends on the location and the concentration of the hydrogel particles in the model sandy soil. By carefully choosing the particle size and distribution methods, we may use the swollen hydrogel particles to modify the soil pore structure, to clog or extend the water channels in sandy soils, or to build water reservoirs in the plant root zone.

  15. Big Data Big Talent The Master's in Business Analytics program starting Spring 2015 is designed to

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    Huang, Haiying

    Business Analytics Big Data Big Talent The Master's in Business Analytics program starting Spring Intelligence Web and Social Analytics Big Data Analytics Python for Data Analytics Forecasting Applied 2015 is designed to create an empowered workforce that understands how data - regardless of size

  16. Report on the Night of the Big Wind The Big Wind of 1839 was

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    Report on the Night of the Big Wind The Big Wind of 1839 was Ireland's worst natural disaster. It brought hurricane force winds very rare in such a temperate climate during the night of 6th - 7th January a coincidence. The day before the `Night of the Big Wind' was Little Christmas, the day when the date Christmas

  17. Tools for Extracting Actionable Medical Knowledge from Genomic Big Data

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    Goldstein, Theodore Charles

    2013-01-01

    KNOWLEDGE FROM GENOMIC BIG DATA A dissertation submitted inKNOWLEDGE FROM GENOMIC BIG DATA By Theodore C. Goldsteinby the quantities of big data from these assays and cannot

  18. Reliability Meets Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges

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    McCalley, James D.

    Reliability Meets Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges William Q. Meeker Department of Statistics maintenance operations. 1.2 Examples of systems providing big data Some examples of particular systems 1, 2013 Abstract Reliability field data such as that obtained from warranty claims and maintenance

  19. GREEN IT STRATEGY WHITE PAPER BIG DATA.

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    Chou, James

    GREEN IT STRATEGY WHITE PAPER BIG DATA. BIG ENERGY. #12;GREEN:ons in MassachuseUs. In one day, Odyssey's cloud compu:ng power can process the same amount of 250 more kilowaUs annually. HARVARD'S GREEN IT COMMITMENT Achieve University

  20. The big picture Victoria University of Wellington

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    Visser, Matt

    Abstract Basics The big picture Victoria University of Wellington Te Whare W¯ananga o te ¯Upoko o picture Abstract: VUW Modern cosmology is an interesting mixture -- some aspects of cosmology are now... #12;Abstract Basics The big picture Basics: Some parts of cosmology are rock solid: Yes, the universe

  1. Quark mass variation constraints from Big Bang nucleosynthesis...

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    Quark mass variation constraints from Big Bang nucleosynthesis Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Quark mass variation constraints from Big Bang nucleosynthesis We study...

  2. Big Mysteries: The Higgs Mass

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    Lincoln, Don

    2014-04-28

    With the discovery of what looks to be the Higgs boson, LHC researchers are turning their attention to the next big question, which is the predicted mass of the newly discovered particles. When the effects of quantum mechanics is taken into account, the mass of the Higgs boson should be incredibly high...perhaps upwards of a quadrillion times higher than what was observed. In this video, Fermilab's Dr. Don Lincoln explains how it is that the theory predicts that the mass is so large and gives at least one possible theoretical idea that might solve the problem. Whether the proposed idea is the answer or not, this question must be answered by experiments at the LHC or today's entire theoretical paradigm could be in jeopardy.

  3. Big Mysteries: The Higgs Mass

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    Lincoln, Don

    2014-06-03

    With the discovery of what looks to be the Higgs boson, LHC researchers are turning their attention to the next big question, which is the predicted mass of the newly discovered particles. When the effects of quantum mechanics is taken into account, the mass of the Higgs boson should be incredibly high...perhaps upwards of a quadrillion times higher than what was observed. In this video, Fermilab's Dr. Don Lincoln explains how it is that the theory predicts that the mass is so large and gives at least one possible theoretical idea that might solve the problem. Whether the proposed idea is the answer or not, this question must be answered by experiments at the LHC or today's entire theoretical paradigm could be in jeopardy.

  4. Transitions in climate and energy discourse between Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy

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    Cody, Emily M; Bagrow, James P; Dodds, Peter Sheridan; Danforth, Christopher M

    2015-01-01

    Although climate change and energy are intricately linked, their explicit connection is not always prominent in public discourse and the media. Disruptive extreme weather events, including hurricanes, focus public attention in new and different ways, offering a unique window of opportunity to analyze how a focusing event influences public opinion. Simultaneously shaping and reflecting public discourse, media coverage of extreme weather events reflects public opinion of climate issues. Here we analyze climate and energy media coverage of Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Sandy (2012) using topic models, mathematical techniques used to discover abstract topics within a set of documents. Our results demonstrate that post-Katrina media coverage does not contain a climate change topic, and the energy topic is limited to discussion of energy prices, markets, and the economy with almost no explicit linkages made between energy and climate change. In contrast, post-Sandy media coverage does contain a prominent climate ch...

  5. A resource complex for Sandy Neck Beach : an exploration in building on an ever-changing land

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    Solarz, Cynthia L. (Cynthia Lynne)

    1987-01-01

    This thesis is an exploration into a spit of land, called Sandy Neck Beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It is a barrier beach system which is experiencing many changes. These changes are manifest not only in its physical ...

  6. EA-2003: Sandy River Delta Section 536 Ecosystem Restoration Project, Multnomah County, Oregon

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    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with DOE’s Bonneville Power Administration as a cooperating agency, prepared an EA that assessed the potential environmental impacts of the proposed removal of a dam from the east channel of the Sandy River. The proposal would help fulfill a portion of the 2010-2013 Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion Implementation Plan to improve estuary habitat for salmon and steelhead species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

  7. BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP

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    Susan M. Capalbo

    2004-01-04

    The Big Sky Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts during the first performance period fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks; development of GIS-based reporting framework; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. At the first Partnership meeting the groundwork was put in place to provide an assessment of capture and storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Complementary to the efforts on evaluation of sources and sinks is the development of the Big Sky Partnership Carbon Cyberinfrastructure (BSP-CC) and a GIS Road Map for the Partnership. These efforts will put in place a map-based integrated information management system for our Partnership, with transferability to the national carbon sequestration effort. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but other policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts begun in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long term viability. A series of meetings held in November and December, 2003, have laid the foundations for assessing the issues surrounding the implementation of a market-based setting for soil C credits. These include the impact of existing local, state, and federal permitting issues for terrestrial based carbon sequestration projects, consistency of final protocols and planning standards with national requirements, and alignments of carbon sequestration projects with existing federal and state cost-share programs. Finally, the education and outreach efforts during this performance period have resulted in a comprehensive plan which serves as a guide for implementing the outreach activities under Phase I. The primary goal of this plan is to increase awareness, understanding, and public acceptance of sequestration efforts and build support for a constituent based network which includes the initial Big Sky Partnership and other local and regional businesses and entities.

  8. BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP

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    Susan M. Capalbo

    2004-06-01

    The Big Sky Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts during the second performance period fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks; development of GIS-based reporting framework; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. At the first two Partnership meetings the groundwork was put in place to provide an assessment of capture and storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other western DOE partnerships. Efforts are also being made to find funding to include Wyoming in the coverage areas for both geological and terrestrial sinks and sources. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts begun in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long term viability. Scientifically sound information on MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies. Two key deliverables were completed this quarter--a literature review/database to assess the soil carbon on rangelands, and the draft protocols, contracting options for soil carbon trading. To date, there has been little research on soil carbon on rangelands, and since rangeland constitutes a major land use in the Big Sky region, this is important in achieving a better understanding of terrestrial sinks. The protocols developed for soil carbon trading are unique and provide a key component of the mechanisms that might be used to efficiently sequester GHG and reduce CO{sub 2} concentrations. Progress on other deliverables is noted in the PowerPoint presentations. A series of meetings held during the second quarter have laid the foundations for assessing the issues surrounding the implementation of a market-based setting for soil C credits. These meetings provide a connection to stakeholders in the region and a basis on which to draw for the DOE PEIS hearings. Finally, the education and outreach efforts have resulted in a comprehensive plan and process which serves as a guide for implementing the outreach activities under Phase I. While we are still working on the public website, we have made many presentations to stakeholders and policy makers, connections to other federal and state agencies concerned with GHG emissions, climate change, and efficient and environmentally-friendly energy production. In addition, we have laid plans for integration of our outreach efforts with the students, especially at the tribal colleges and at the universities involved in our partnership. This includes collaboration with the film and media arts departments at MSU, with outreach effort

  9. BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP

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    Susan M. Capalbo

    2005-01-31

    The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies and assessment frameworks; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. The groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. Efforts are underway to showcase the architecture of the GIS framework and initial results for sources and sinks. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other western DOE partnerships. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the Partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long-term viability. Scientifically sound information on MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies.

  10. Big Data ja vakuutustoiminta Oulun yliopisto 28.1.2014

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    Klemelä, Jussi

    Big Data ja vakuutustoiminta Oulun yliopisto 28.1.2014 Lasse Koskinen Model IT & Aalto University; Finland 1 #12;Agenda · Model IT · The age of Big Data · Not generally accepted definition · Important #12;Big Data Creates Value · The use of big data offers tremendous potential for creating value · Mc

  11. Big Data Applications in Cloud and Cyber Security

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    Sandhu, Ravi

    Big Data Applications in Cloud and Cyber Security Prof. Ravi Sandhu Executive Director and Endowed Professor UTSA COB Symposium on Big Data, Big Challenges March 17, 2015 ravi.sandhu@utsa.edu www Security 1 #12;© Ravi Sandhu 2 World-Leading Research with Real-World Impact! Big Data Volume Variety

  12. The SIKS/BiGGrid Big Data Tutorial Djoerd Hiemstra

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    Hiemstra, Djoerd

    The SIKS/BiGGrid Big Data Tutorial Djoerd Hiemstra U. Twente, The Netherlands d BiG Grid organized a new two- day tutorial on Big Data at the University of Twente on 30 November terabytes of data on large clusters, and discusses several core computer science top- ics adapted for big

  13. Statistical Inference, Learning and Models for Big Data

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    Knight, Keith

    Statistical Inference, Learning and Models for Big Data Steering Committee Yoshua Bengio Hugh: Strategies and Principles Feb 23 - 27 · Big Data in Health Policy Mar 23 - 27 · Big Data for Social Policy Jordan, UC Berkeley, April 7, 8 and 9 · Andrew Lo, MIT March 25 ­ law, finance and big data · Graduate

  14. Big Data As Complementary Audit Kyunghee Yoon, Rutgers Business School

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    Big Data As Complementary Audit Evidence Kyunghee Yoon, Rutgers Business School Lucas Hoogduin variety of information - High litigation risks - Advanced technologies · Big data and big data analytics (SAS No. 106) #12;Sufficiency consideration 1. Relevant external big data could be a complement

  15. Astronomical Surveys and Big Data

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    Mickaelian, A M

    2015-01-01

    Recent all-sky and large-area astronomical surveys and their catalogued data over the whole range of electromagnetic spectrum are reviewed, from Gamma-ray to radio, such as Fermi-GLAST and INTEGRAL in Gamma-ray, ROSAT, XMM and Chandra in X-ray, GALEX in UV, SDSS and several POSS I and II based catalogues (APM, MAPS, USNO, GSC) in optical range, 2MASS in NIR, WISE and AKARI IRC in MIR, IRAS and AKARI FIS in FIR, NVSS and FIRST in radio and many others, as well as most important surveys giving optical images (DSS I and II, SDSS, etc.), proper motions (Tycho, USNO, Gaia), variability (GCVS, NSVS, ASAS, Catalina, Pan-STARRS) and spectroscopic data (FBS, SBS, Case, HQS, HES, SDSS, CALIFA, GAMA). An overall understanding of the coverage along the whole wavelength range and comparisons between various surveys are given: galaxy redshift surveys, QSO/AGN, radio, Galactic structure, and Dark Energy surveys. Astronomy has entered the Big Data era. Astrophysical Virtual Observatories and Computational Astrophysics play a...

  16. Quality of Big Data in Healthcare

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    Sukumar, Sreenivas R; Ramachandran, Natarajan; Ferrell, Regina Kay

    2015-01-01

    The current trend in Big Data Analytics and in particular Health information technology is towards building sophisticated models, methods and tools for business, operational and clinical intelligence, but the critical issue of data quality required for these models is not getting the attention it deserves. The objective of the paper is to highlight the issues of data quality in the context of Big Data Healthcare Analytics.

  17. BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP

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    Susan M. Capalbo

    2004-10-31

    The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks; development of GIS-based reporting framework; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. At the first two Partnership meetings the groundwork was put in place to provide an assessment of capture and storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. During the third quarter, planning efforts are underway for the next Partnership meeting which will showcase the architecture of the GIS framework and initial results for sources and sinks, discuss the methods and analysis underway for assessing geological and terrestrial sequestration potentials. The meeting will conclude with an ASME workshop. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other western DOE partnerships. Efforts are also being made to find funding to include Wyoming in the coverage areas for both geological and terrestrial sinks and sources. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts begun in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the Partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long-term viability. Scientifically sound information on MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies. Two key deliverables were completed in the second quarter--a literature review/database to assess the soil carbon on rangelands, and the draft protocols, contracting options for soil carbon trading. The protocols developed for soil carbon trading are unique and provide a key component of the mechanisms that might be used to efficiently sequester GHG and reduce CO{sub 2} concentrations. While no key deliverables were due during the third quarter, progress on other deliverables is noted in the PowerPoint presentations and in this report. A series of meetings held during the second and third quarters have laid the foundations for assessing the issues surrounding carbon sequestration in this region, the need for a holistic approach to meeting energy demands and economic development potential, and the implementation of government programs or a market-based setting for soil C credits. These meetings provide a connection to stakeholders in the region and a basis on which to draw for the DOE PEIS hearings. In the fourth quarter, three deliverables have been completed, some in draft form to be revised and updated to include Wyoming. This is due primarily to some delays in funding to LANL and INEEL and the approval of a supplemental proposal to include Wyoming in much of the GIS data sets, analysis, and related materials. The de

  18. BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP

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    Susan M. Capalbo

    2004-06-30

    The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks; development of GIS-based reporting framework; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. At the first two Partnership meetings the groundwork was put in place to provide an assessment of capture and storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. During the third quarter, planning efforts are underway for the next Partnership meeting which will showcase the architecture of the GIS framework and initial results for sources and sinks, discuss the methods and analysis underway for assessing geological and terrestrial sequestration potentials. The meeting will conclude with an ASME workshop (see attached agenda). The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other western DOE partnerships. Efforts are also being made to find funding to include Wyoming in the coverage areas for both geological and terrestrial sinks and sources. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts begun in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the Partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long-term viability. Scientifically sound information on MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies. Two key deliverables were completed in the second quarter--a literature review/database to assess the soil carbon on rangelands, and the draft protocols, contracting options for soil carbon trading. The protocols developed for soil carbon trading are unique and provide a key component of the mechanisms that might be used to efficiently sequester GHG and reduce CO2 concentrations. While no key deliverables were due during the third quarter, progress on other deliverables is noted in the PowerPoint presentations and in this report. A series of meetings held during the second and third quarters have laid the foundations for assessing the issues surrounding carbon sequestration in this region, the need for a holistic approach to meeting energy demands and economic development potential, and the implementation of government programs or a market-based setting for soil C credits. These meetings provide a connection to stakeholders in the region and a basis on which to draw for the DOE PEIS hearings. A third Partnership meeting has been planned for August 04 in Idaho Falls; a preliminary agenda is attached.

  19. Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership

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    Susan M. Capalbo

    2005-11-01

    The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies and assessment frameworks; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. The groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO2 utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research agenda in Carbon Sequestration. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other DOE regional partnerships. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the Partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long-term viability. Scientifically sound MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies. Deliverables for the 7th Quarter reporting period include (1) for the geological efforts: Reports on Technology Needs and Action Plan on the Evaluation of Geological Sinks and Pilot Project Deployment (Deliverables 2 and 3), and Report on the Feasibility of Mineralization Trapping in the Snake River Plain Basin (Deliverable 14); (2) for the terrestrial efforts: Report on the Evaluation of Terrestrial Sinks and a Report of the Best Production Practices for Soil C Sequestration (Deliverables 8 and 15). In addition, the 7th Quarter activities for the Partnership included further development of the proposed activities for the deployment and demonstration phase of the carbon sequestration pilots including geological and terrestrial pilots, expansion of the Partnership to encompass regions and institutions that are complimentary to the steps we have identified, building greater collaborations with industry and stakeholders in the region, contributed to outreach efforts that spanned all partnerships, co-authorship on the Carbon Capture and Separation report, and developed a regional basis to address future energy opportunities in the region. The deliverables and activities are discussed in the following sections and appended to this report. The education and outreach efforts have resulted in a comprehensive plan which serves as a guide for implementing the outreach activities under Phase I. The public website has been expanded and integrated with the GIS carbon atlas. We have made presentations to stakeholders and policy makers including two tribal sequestration workshops, and made connections to other federal and state agencies concerned with GHG emissions, climate change, and efficient and environmental

  20. Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership

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    Susan Capalbo

    2005-12-31

    The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I are organized into four areas: (1) Evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; (2) Development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; (3) Design of an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies, market-based opportunities for carbon management, and an economic/risk assessment framework; (referred to below as the Advanced Concepts component of the Phase I efforts) and (4) Initiation of a comprehensive education and outreach program. As a result of the Phase I activities, the groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that complements the ongoing DOE research agenda in Carbon Sequestration. The geology of the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region is favorable for the potential sequestration of enormous volume of CO{sub 2}. The United States Geological Survey (USGS 1995) identified 10 geologic provinces and 111 plays in the region. These provinces and plays include both sedimentary rock types characteristic of oil, gas, and coal productions as well as large areas of mafic volcanic rocks. Of the 10 provinces and 111 plays, 1 province and 4 plays are located within Idaho. The remaining 9 provinces and 107 plays are dominated by sedimentary rocks and located in the states of Montana and Wyoming. The potential sequestration capacity of the 9 sedimentary provinces within the region ranges from 25,000 to almost 900,000 million metric tons of CO{sub 2}. Overall every sedimentary formation investigated has significant potential to sequester large amounts of CO{sub 2}. Simulations conducted to evaluate mineral trapping potential of mafic volcanic rock formations located in the Idaho province suggest that supercritical CO{sub 2} is converted to solid carbonate mineral within a few hundred years and permanently entombs the carbon. Although MMV for this rock type may be challenging, a carefully chosen combination of geophysical and geochemical techniques should allow assessment of the fate of CO{sub 2} in deep basalt hosted aquifers. Terrestrial carbon sequestration relies on land management practices and technologies to remove atmospheric CO{sub 2} where it is stored in trees, plants, and soil. This indirect sequestration can be implemented today and is on the front line of voluntary, market-based approaches to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. Initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil Carbon (C) on rangelands, and forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Rangelands can store up to an additional 0.05 mt C/ha/yr, while the croplands are on average four times that amount. Estimates of technical potential for soil sequestration within the region in cropland are in the range of 2.0 M mt C/yr over 20 year time horizon. This is equivalent to approximately 7.0 M mt CO{sub 2}e/yr. The forestry sinks are well documented, and the potential in the Big Sky region ranges from 9-15 M mt CO{sub 2} equivalent per year. Value-added benefits include enhanced yields, reduced erosion, and increased wildlife habitat. Thus the terrestrial sinks provide a viable, environmentally beneficial, and relatively low cost sink that is available to sequester C in the current time frame. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological and terrestrial sequestration re

  1. Apple Tree, NH Big Tree for May By Anne Krantz, NH Big Tree Team,

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Apple Tree, NH Big Tree for May By Anne Krantz, NH Big Tree Team, UNH Cooperative Extension The explosion of apple blossoms in May transforms the most gnarled old tree into a delicate cloud of beauty (1817-1862) in his essay "The Wild Apple Tree," described the blossoms perfectly: `The flowers

  2. Testing Vpin on Big Data Response to Reflecting on the Vpin Dispute

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    Wu, Kesheng

    2014-01-01

    Wu,  K. ,  et  al.   A  Big  Data  Approach  to  Analyzing  Testing VPIN on Big Data -- Response to “Reflecting on theTesting  VPIN  on  Big  Data    –  Response  to  “

  3. Solution Path Clustering with Minimax Concave Penalty and Its Applications to Noisy Big Data

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    Marchetti, Yuliya

    2014-01-01

    Path Clustering of Noisy Big Data . . . . . . . . . . . .Y. Wah, and T. Herawan. “Big Data Clustering: A Review. ” InPath Clustering of Noisy Big Data Introduction In this

  4. Big Data Analaysis and Visualization: What Do LINACS and Tropical Storms Have In Common?

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    Bethel, E. Wes

    2013-01-01

    Big Data Analaysis and Visualization: What Do LINACS andof California. BIG DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION: WHAT DOproblems. INTRODUCTION Big data and its attendant

  5. Power Outages Update: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann JacksonDepartment ofOffice|inWest KentuckyRestoration Program wasdesignSandy made landfall

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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 AdministrationRobust,Field-effect PhotovoltaicsStructureInnovation Portal Substantially Parallel Flux

  7. Big Brothers needed in Northern New Mexico

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsiclouddenDVA N C E D B L O OLaura| National2.11DESERTWaterSharingBeyondBang or BigBig

  8. Study on small-strain behaviours of methane hydrate sandy sediments using discrete element method

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    Yu Yanxin; Cheng Yipik; Xu Xiaomin; Soga, Kenichi

    2013-06-18

    Methane hydrate bearing soil has attracted increasing interest as a potential energy resource where methane gas can be extracted from dissociating hydrate-bearing sediments. Seismic testing techniques have been applied extensively and in various ways, to detect the presence of hydrates, due to the fact that hydrates increase the stiffness of hydrate-bearing sediments. With the recognition of the limitations of laboratory and field tests, wave propagation modelling using Discrete Element Method (DEM) was conducted in this study in order to provide some particle-scale insights on the hydrate-bearing sandy sediment models with pore-filling and cementation hydrate distributions. The relationship between shear wave velocity and hydrate saturation was established by both DEM simulations and analytical solutions. Obvious differences were observed in the dependence of wave velocity on hydrate saturation for these two cases. From the shear wave velocity measurement and particle-scale analysis, it was found that the small-strain mechanical properties of hydrate-bearing sandy sediments are governed by both the hydrate distribution patterns and hydrate saturation.

  9. The Politics of European Collaboration in Big Olof Hallonsten

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    Bongartz, Klaus

    politics. Keywords Big Science · CERN · Common market · European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOMThe Politics of European Collaboration in Big Science Olof Hallonsten Abstract Intergovernmental outside of the political integration work of the European Community/Union, which has resulted

  10. Solar Goes Big: Launching the California Valley Solar Ranch ...

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    Solar Goes Big: Launching the California Valley Solar Ranch Solar Goes Big: Launching the California Valley Solar Ranch October 31, 2013 - 4:14pm Addthis The California Valley...

  11. At Vogtle, Big Results with Nuclear Power | Department of Energy

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    At Vogtle, Big Results with Nuclear Power At Vogtle, Big Results with Nuclear Power February 20, 2014 - 1:29pm Addthis Construction work inside the Vogtle 3 and 4 module assembly...

  12. BigNeuron: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Brain

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    BigNeuron: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Brain BigNeuron: Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Brain Berkeley Researchers and Supercomputers to Help Create a Standard 3D Neuron...

  13. Distributed Wind Market Report: Small Turbines Lead to Big Growth...

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    Distributed Wind Market Report: Small Turbines Lead to Big Growth in Exports Distributed Wind Market Report: Small Turbines Lead to Big Growth in Exports August 18, 2014 - 12:13pm...

  14. Photon Speedway Puts Big Data In the Fast Lane

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    Photon Speedway Puts Big Data In the Fast Lane Photon Speedway Puts Big Data In the Fast Lane Scientists from Berkeley Lab and SLAC are using NERSC and ESnet to achieve...

  15. Sandy beaches and dunes provide a natural buffer to coastal hazards, habitat for many estuarine species, and water quality services. While

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    Sandy beaches and dunes provide a natural buffer to coastal hazards, habitat for many estuarine recreation. The importance of sandy shores was recognized with the passage of the Coastal Primary Sand Dune also defined a beach and coastal primary sand dune and included a list of those plants which grow upon

  16. PERSPECTIVES Deep Earthquakes: A Fault Too Big?

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    Stein, Seth

    PERSPECTIVES Deep Earthquakes: A Fault Too Big? Seth Stein Because deep Earth processes are inacces. Recent results for the mys- terious deep earthquakes that occur to depths greater than 600 km is that large deep earthquakes (1-3) seem to have occurred on faults larger than ex- pected from the competing

  17. Space Time Quantization and the Big Bang

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    B. G. Sidharth

    1998-06-21

    A recent cosmological model is recapitulated which deduces the correct mass, radius and age of the universe as also the Hubble constant and other well known apparently coincidental relations. It also predicts an ever expanding accelerating universe as is confirmed by latest supernovae observations. Finally the Big Bang model is recovered as a suitable limiting case.

  18. How to think big The 20th

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    Lonardi, Stefano

    ,200 to .033 cents)* * Source: John McCallum, PC Direct #12;If only gas mileage improved as much as disk pricesHow to think big Udi Manber Google #12;· The 20th century was about taming nature (and winning wars performance has gone up by a factor of 3500 (1 MHz ­ 3.5GHz)* · Memory prices per megabyte are down

  19. ICME & MGI Big Area Additive Manufacturing

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    ICME & MGI · Big Area Additive Manufacturing · Neutron Characterization for AM · Materials problems in additive manu- facturing (AM). Additive manufacturing, or three-dimensional (3-D) printing of the world's most advanced neu- tron facilities, the HFIR and SNS, to characterize additive manufactured

  20. 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.

  1. Data Mining with Big Data Xindong Wu1,2

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    Ding, Wei

    1 Data Mining with Big Data Xindong Wu1,2 , Xingquan Zhu3 , Gong-Qing Wu2 , Wei Ding4 1 School Boston, USA Abstract: Big Data concerns large-volume, complex, growing data sets with multiple, Big Data is now rapidly expanding in all science and engineering domains, including physical

  2. Mapping collective behavior in the big-data era

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    Bentley, Alex

    Mapping collective behavior in the big-data era R. Alexander Bentley Department of Archaeology. Similarly, behavioral scientists now have access to "big data" sets ­ those from Twitter and Facebook & Reinsel 2011). These digital shadows are the subjects of "big data" research, which optimists see

  3. Statistical Inference, Learning and Models for Big Data

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    Reid, Nancy

    Statistical Inference, Learning and Models for Big Data Nancy Reid University of Toronto P · Optimization and Matrix Methods Feb 9 ­ 11 · Visualization: Strategies and Principles Feb 23 ­ 27 · Big Data in Health Policy Mar 23 ­ 27 · Big Data for Social Policy Apr 13 ­ 16 #12;And more Distinguished Lecture

  4. Toward Effective Big Data Analysis in Continuous Auditing

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    Toward Effective Big Data Analysis in Continuous Auditing By Juan Zhang, Xiongsheng Yang, and Deniz Appelbaum #12;Towards Effective Big Data Analysis Introduction New sources: emails, phone calls, click stream traffic, social media, news media, sensor recordings and videos, and RFID tags 4 V's of Big Data

  5. Cost aware real time big data processing in Cloud Environments

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    Cost aware real time big data processing in Cloud Environments By Cristian Montero Under and volatility of Big-data application workloads, it is difficult to decide when and how to scale up and down Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.2 Big Data

  6. When Recommenders Met Big Data An Architectural Proposal and Evaluation

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    Coruña, Universidade da

    When Recommenders Met Big Data An Architectural Proposal and Evaluation Daniel Valcarce, Javier factor in the design of any system working with big data. In particular, it has been recognised as a main capable of making per- sonalised recommendations using collaborative filtering in a big data en- vironment

  7. Big Data: A Survey Min Chen Shiwen Mao Yunhao Liu

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    Chen, Min

    Big Data: A Survey Min Chen · Shiwen Mao · Yunhao Liu © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Abstract In this paper, we review the background and state-of-the-art of big data. We first introduce the general background of big data and review related technologies, such as could computing

  8. Behavioral Implications of Big Data's Impact on Audit Judgment

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    Behavioral Implications of Big Data's Impact on Audit Judgment and Decision Making and Future state of Big Data with regards to the audit environment · Information processing weaknesses and limitations that can impede the effective use of Big Data in an audit environment, with a focus on

  9. Implementing 'Big Open Data' in government through Open Collaboration

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    Baclawski, Kenneth B.

    1 Implementing 'Big Open Data' in government through Open Collaboration - case examples@mitre.org> Ken Baclawski Presented at the Joint DATA.GOV - ONTOLOG "Big Open Data" Session 17-May-2012 ( v1.02 ) #12;2ppy/lo/md/kb/Leveraging-OOR-in BigOpenData_May-2012 Presentation Outline

  10. Random Forests and Big Data Robin Genuer 1

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    Villa-vialaneix, Nathalie

    Random Forests and Big Data Robin Genuer 1 , Jean-Michel Poggi 2 , Christine Tuleau-Malot3 Castanet Tolosan cedex, nathalie.villa@toulouse.inra.fr R´esum´e. Le Big Data est un des grands d´efis que. Le Big Data implique toujours le caract`ere massif des donn´ees mais comprend bien souvent aussi des

  11. Big Data, the Crowd, and Me Cathy Marshall

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    Marshall, Cathy

    Big Data, the Crowd, and Me Cathy Marshall Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley Like many of you, I've been swept up by the romance of Big Data. But instead of stepping back and taking the long view, in this account I plan to get enmired in the details and tell you a story about my own Big Data dalliance

  12. Exploring big data opportunities for Online Customer Segmentation

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Exploring big data opportunities for Online Customer Segmentation Georgia Fotaki Marco Spruit Sjaak University P.O. Box 80.089 3508 TB Utrecht The Netherlands #12;iii Exploring big data opportunities and analyzing the huge amount of data; and this is where the concept of "Big Data" can play an essential role

  13. Orchestrating Science DMZs for Big Data Acceleration: Challenges and Approaches

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    Calyam, Prasad

    Orchestrating Science DMZs for Big Data Acceleration: Challenges and Approaches Saptarshi Debroy: {debroysa, calyamp, dickinsonmg}@missouri.edu. I. INTRODUCTION A. What is Science Big Data? In recent years computing centers, experiments and simulations produce peta-bytes of data viz., Big Data, that is likely

  14. One Statistician's Perspectives on Statistics and "Big Data" Analytics

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    Vardeman, Stephen B.

    One Statistician's Perspectives on Statistics and "Big Data" Analytics Some (Ultimately 2014 Vardeman (Iowa State University) Perspectives on "Big Data" Analytics July 2014 1 / 16 #12;My/modern-multivariate-statistical-learning/ Vardeman (Iowa State University) Perspectives on "Big Data" Analytics July 2014 2 / 16 #12;Some (Indirect

  15. The Foundation of Big Data: Experiments, Formulation, and Applications

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    Qiu, Robert Caiming

    The Foundation of Big Data: Experiments, Formulation, and Applications Robert C. Qiu 1 1 . In the age of Big Data, the size of n is large, but FINITE! The large but finite n asks for a new paradigm for big data analysis. Size is the only thing that matters. It is natural to model massive datasets

  16. Rethinking Abstractions for Big Data: Why, Where, How, and What

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    Kirby, Mike

    Rethinking Abstractions for Big Data: Why, Where, How, and What Mary Hall, Robert M. Kirby, Feifei Venkatasubramanian, University of Utah June 17, 2013 Big data refers to large and complex data sets that, under, analytical tools and human understanding [7]. Numerous lessons on the scalability of big data can already

  17. IMPLICATIONS OF NON-MAXWELLIAN DISTRIBUTIONS ON BIG BANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS

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    Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

    #12;IMPLICATIONS OF NON-MAXWELLIAN DISTRIBUTIONS ON BIG BANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS A Thesis by JOHN FUQUA ON BIG BANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS A Thesis by JOHN FUQUA Approved by: Advisor: Carlos Bertulani Committee-MAXWELLIAN DISTRIBUTIONS ON BIG BANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS John Fuqua, MS Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2013 Advisor: Carlos

  18. Visualizing Distributed Data with BigWig and BigBed at UCSC (2010 JGI/ANL HPC Workshop)

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    Kent, Jim [UCSC

    2011-06-08

    Jim Kent from University of California, Santa Cruz presents on "Visualizing Distributed Data with BigWig and BigBed at UCSC" at the JGI/Argonne HPC Workshop on January 26, 2010.

  19. IOL: Africa's big plans for biofuel Africa's big plans for biofuel

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    IOL: Africa's big plans for biofuel Africa's big plans for biofuel By Clare Byrne Visitors for the production of fuel crops. http://www.iol.co.za/general/news/newsprint.php?art_id=nw20071106135542969C112694&sf= (1 of 3) [11/11/2008 11:48:04 AM] http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art

  20. Prepared in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency Monitoring Storm Tide and Flooding from Hurricane Sandy

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    Prepared in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency Monitoring Storm Tide;Monitoring Storm Tide and Flooding from Hurricane Sandy along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, natural hazards, and the environment, visit http://www.usgs.gov or call 1-888-ASK-USGS For an overview

  1. X-ray Microtomography Determination of Air?Water Interfacial Area?Water Saturation Relationships in Sandy Porous Media

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    Costanza-Robinson, Molly S.; Harrold, Katherine H.; Lieb-Lappen, Ross M. (Middlebury)

    2008-08-06

    In this work, total smooth air-water interfacial areas were measured for a series of nine natural and model sandy porous media as a function of water saturation using synchrotron X-ray microtomography. Interfacial areas decreased linearly with water saturation, while the estimated maximum interfacial area compared favorably to the media geometric surface areas. Importantly, relative interfacial area (i.e., normalized by geometric surface area) versus water saturation plots for all media collapsed into a single linear cluster (r{sup 2} = 0.93), suggesting that geometric surface area is an important, and perhaps sufficient, descriptor of sandy media that governs total smooth interfacial area?water saturation relationships. Measured relationships were used to develop an empirical model for estimating interfacial area-water saturation relationships for sandy porous media. Model-based interfacial area estimates for independent media were generally slightly higher than interfacial areas measured using aqueous-phase interfacial tracer methods, which may indicate that microtomography captures regions of the air-water interface that are not accessible to aqueous-phase interfacial tracers. The empirical model presented here requires only average particle diameter and porosity as input parameters and can be used to readily estimate air-water interfacial area?water saturation relationships for sandy porous media.

  2. Compost Science & Utilization, (2005), Vol. 13, No. 1, 60-64 Heavy Metal Accumulation in a Sandy Soil and in

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    Ma, Lena

    2005-01-01

    that have been amended with MSW (municipal solid waste), biosolids (BS), food processing residuals, manures of five pollutant metals in compost made from waste materials (FDEP 1989). Maximum permissible conCompost Science & Utilization, (2005), Vol. 13, No. 1, 60-64 Heavy Metal Accumulation in a Sandy

  3. Title: New York After Sandy: New and Old Challenges to Urban Sustainability Hosts: Rick Geddes, Oliver Gao

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    Walter, M.Todd

    Title: New York After Sandy: New and Old Challenges to Urban Sustainability Hosts: Rick Geddes caused extensive damage to physical infrastructure throughout the New York metropolitan area, particularly along the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut coasts. Serious infrastructure damage was sustained

  4. MOBILIZATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF COLLOIDS GENERATED FROM CEMENT LEACHATES MOVING THROUGH A SRS SANDY SEDIMENT

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    Li, D.; Roberts, K.; Kaplan, D.; Seaman, J.

    2011-09-20

    Naturally occurring mobile colloids are ubiquitous and are involved in many important processes in the subsurface zone. For example, colloid generation and subsequent mobilization represent a possible mechanism for the transport of contaminants including radionuclides in the subsurface environments. For colloid-facilitated transport to be significant, three criteria must be met: (1) colloids must be generated; (2) contaminants must associate with the colloids preferentially to the immobile solid phase (aquifer); and (3) colloids must be transported through the groundwater or in subsurface environments - once these colloids start moving they become 'mobile colloids'. Although some experimental investigations of particle release in natural porous media have been conducted, the detailed mechanisms of release and re-deposition of colloidal particles within natural porous media are poorly understood. Even though this vector of transport is known, the extent of its importance is not known yet. Colloid-facilitated transport of trace radionuclides has been observed in the field, thus demonstrating a possible radiological risk associated with the colloids. The objective of this study was to determine if cementitious leachate would promote the in situ mobilization of natural colloidal particles from a SRS sandy sediment. The intent was to determine whether cementitious surface or subsurface structure would create plumes that could produce conditions conducive to sediment dispersion and mobile colloid generation. Column studies were conducted and the cation chemistries of influents and effluents were analyzed by ICP-OES, while the mobilized colloids were characterized using XRD, SEM, EDX, PSD and Zeta potential. The mobilization mechanisms of colloids in a SRS sandy sediment by cement leachates were studied.

  5. Big Rock Point severe accident management strategies

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    Brogan, B.A. [Consumers Power Co., Charlevoix, MI (United States); Gabor, J.R. [Dames and Moore, Westmont, IL (United States)

    1996-07-01

    December 1994, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) issued guidance relative to the formal industry position on Severe Accident Management (SAM) approved by the NEI Strategic Issues Advisory Committee on November 4, 1994. This paper summarizes how Big Rock Point (BRP) has and continues to address SAM strategies. The historical accounting portion of this presentation includes a description of how the following projects identified and defined the current Big Rock Point SAM strategies: the 1981 Level 3 Probabilistic Risk Assessment performance; the development of the Plant Specific Technical Guidelines from which the symptom oriented Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs) were developed; the Control Room Design Review; and, the recent completion of the Individual Plant Evaluation (IPE). In addition to the historical presentation deliberation, this paper the present activities that continue to stress SAM strategies.

  6. Dark Radiation Emerging After Big Bang Nucleosynthesis?

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    Willy Fischler; Joel Meyers

    2011-02-28

    We show how recent data from observations of the cosmic microwave background may suggest the presence of additional radiation density which appeared after big bang nucleosynthesis. We propose a general scheme by which this radiation could be produced from the decay of non-relativistic matter, we place constraints on the properties of such matter, and we give specific examples of scenarios in which this general scheme may be realized.

  7. Dark radiation emerging after big bang nucleosynthesis?

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    Fischler, Willy; Meyers, Joel [Theory Group, Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States) and Texas Cosmology Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)

    2011-03-15

    We show how recent data from observations of the cosmic microwave background may suggest the presence of additional radiation density which appeared after big bang nucleosynthesis. We propose a general scheme by which this radiation could be produced from the decay of nonrelativistic matter, we place constraints on the properties of such matter, and we give specific examples of scenarios in which this general scheme may be realized.

  8. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Primordial Black Holes

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    C. Sivaram; Kenath Arun

    2010-06-28

    There are ongoing efforts in detecting Hawking radiation from primordial black holes (PBH) formed during the early universe. Here we put an upper limit on the PBH number density that could have been formed prior to the big bang nucleosynthesis era, based on the constraint that the PBH evaporation energy consisting of high energy radiation not affect the observed abundances' of elements, by disintegrating the nuclei.

  9. Tackling Big Data Together | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURINGEnergyPlan | DepartmentXIII--SMART GRID SEC.Quadrennial Technology Review AboutBig

  10. EIS-0315-SA-01: Supplement Analysis | Department of Energy

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    Big Sandy Energy Project In June 2001, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Western Area Power Administration (Western) issued the Big Sandy Energy Project Draft Environmental...

  11. Keeping Pace with Big Data Arizona State University Data Mining and Machine Learning Lab NSF Workshop on Big Data Analy6cs, Beijing 1

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    Liu, Huan

    Keeping Pace with Big Data Arizona State University Data Mining and Machine Learning Lab NSF Workshop on Big Data Analy6cs, Beijing 1 Keeping Pace with Big Data - A Data Mining Perspec>ve Huan Liu Data

  12. Big Canyon Creek Ecological Restoration Strategy.

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    Rasmussen, Lynn; Richardson, Shannon

    2007-10-01

    He-yey, Nez Perce for steelhead or rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), are a culturally and ecologically significant resource within the Big Canyon Creek watershed; they are also part of the federally listed Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS. The majority of the Big Canyon Creek drainage is considered critical habitat for that DPS as well as for the federally listed Snake River fall chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) ESU. The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (District) and the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management-Watershed (Tribe), in an effort to support the continued existence of these and other aquatic species, have developed this document to direct funding toward priority restoration projects in priority areas for the Big Canyon Creek watershed. In order to achieve this, the District and the Tribe: (1) Developed a working group and technical team composed of managers from a variety of stakeholders within the basin; (2) Established geographically distinct sub-watershed areas called Assessment Units (AUs); (3) Created a prioritization framework for the AUs and prioritized them; and (4) Developed treatment strategies to utilize within the prioritized AUs. Assessment Units were delineated by significant shifts in sampled juvenile O. mykiss (steelhead/rainbow trout) densities, which were found to fall at fish passage barriers. The prioritization framework considered four aspects critical to determining the relative importance of performing restoration in a certain area: density of critical fish species, physical condition of the AU, water quantity, and water quality. It was established, through vigorous data analysis within these four areas, that the geographic priority areas for restoration within the Big Canyon Creek watershed are Big Canyon Creek from stream km 45.5 to the headwaters, Little Canyon from km 15 to 30, the mainstem corridors of Big Canyon (mouth to 7km) and Little Canyon (mouth to 7km). The District and the Tribe then used data collected from the District's stream assessment and inventory, utilizing the Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (SVAP), to determine treatment necessary to bring 90% of reaches ranked Poor or Fair through the SVAP up to good or excellent. In 10 year's time, all reaches that were previously evaluated with SVAP will be reevaluated to determine progress and to adapt methods for continued success. Over 400 miles of stream need treatment in order to meet identified restoration goals. Treatments include practices which result in riparian habitat improvements, nutrient reductions, channel condition improvements, fish habitat improvements, invasive species control, water withdrawal reductions, improved hydrologic alterations, upland sediment reductions, and passage barrier removal. The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (District) and the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management Watershed Division (Tribe) developed this document to guide restoration activities within the Big Canyon Creek watershed for the period of 2008-2018. This plan was created to demonstrate the ongoing need and potential for anadromous fish habitat restoration within the watershed and to ensure continued implementation of restoration actions and activities. It was developed not only to guide the District and the Tribe, but also to encourage cooperation among all stakeholders, including landowners, government agencies, private organizations, tribal governments, and elected officials. Through sharing information, skills, and resources in an active, cooperative relationships, all concerned parties will have the opportunity to join together to strengthen and maintain a sustainable natural resource base for present and future generations within the watershed. The primary goal of the strategy is to address aquatic habitat restoration needs on a watershed level for resident and anadromous fish species, promoting quality habitat within a self-sustaining watershed. Seven objectives have been developed to support this goal: (1) Identify factors limiting quality

  13. Big, Deep, and Smart Data in Energy Materials Research: Atomic...

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    Big, Deep, and Smart Data in Energy Materials Research: Atomic View on Materials Functionalities Event Sponsor: Computing, Environment, and Life Sciences Seminar Start Date: Sep 22...

  14. Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings | Department...

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    Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings Fact sheet describes how the Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Area (NRSMSD) regional energy management team achieved...

  15. Can Small Go Big? Microfluidics Aid Quest for Artificial Photosynthesi...

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    Can Small Go Big? Microfluidics Aid Quest for Artificial Photosynthesis Basic Energy Sciences (BES) BES Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of BES Funding...

  16. Big Thicket National Preserve: Trails to the Future 

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    Anderson, Luke; Allen, Chris; Elrod, Leah; Forbes, Melissa; Harbin, Hannah; Stromm, Diann

    2003-01-01

    stream_source_info Big_Thicket.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 292407 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name Big_Thicket.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Capstone Project... The George Bush School of Government and Public Service Texas A&M University Big Thicket National Preserve: Trails to the Future By Luke Anderson Chris Allen Leah Elrod Melissa Forbes Hannah Harbin Diann Strom Big Thicket National Preserve...

  17. LDRD symposium focuses on materials in extremes, big data, and...

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    LDRD symposium focuses on materials in extremes, big data, and energy use impacts | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission...

  18. The Big Picture on Process Heating | Department of Energy

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    Big Picture on Process Heating (January 2001) More Documents & Publications Metal and Glass Manufacturers Reduce Costs by Increasing Energy Efficiency in Process Heating Systems...

  19. A different Big Bang theory: Los Alamos unveils explosives detection...

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    unveils explosives detection expertise A different Big Bang theory: Los Alamos unveils explosives detection expertise A team of scientists is now rolling out a collaborative...

  20. Managing Research Data in Big Science

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    Norman Gray; Tobia Carozzi; Graham Woan

    2012-07-17

    The project which led to this report was funded by JISC in 2010--2011 as part of its 'Managing Research Data' programme, to examine the way in which Big Science data is managed, and produce any recommendations which may be appropriate. Big science data is different: it comes in large volumes, and it is shared and exploited in ways which may differ from other disciplines. This project has explored these differences using as a case-study Gravitational Wave data generated by the LSC, and has produced recommendations intended to be useful variously to JISC, the funding council (STFC) and the LSC community. In Sect. 1 we define what we mean by 'big science', describe the overall data culture there, laying stress on how it necessarily or contingently differs from other disciplines. In Sect. 2 we discuss the benefits of a formal data-preservation strategy, and the cases for open data and for well-preserved data that follow from that. This leads to our recommendations that, in essence, funders should adopt rather light-touch prescriptions regarding data preservation planning: normal data management practice, in the areas under study, corresponds to notably good practice in most other areas, so that the only change we suggest is to make this planning more formal, which makes it more easily auditable, and more amenable to constructive criticism. In Sect. 3 we briefly discuss the LIGO data management plan, and pull together whatever information is available on the estimation of digital preservation costs. The report is informed, throughout, by the OAIS reference model for an open archive.

  1. Analytics over Large-Scale Multidimensional Data: The Big Data Revolution!

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    Song, Il-Yeol

    Analytics over Large-Scale Multidimensional Data: The Big Data Revolution! Alfredo Cuzzocrea ICAR in the field of analytics over big data, and we extend the discussion to analytics over big multidimensional, Management, Performance, Theory Keywords Analytics over Big Data, Analytics over Big Multidimensional Data

  2. The Next Big Thing - Eric Haseltine

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    Eric Haseltine

    2010-01-08

    Eric Haseltine, Haseltine Partners president and former chief of Walt Disney Imagineering, presented "The Next Big Thing," on Sept. 11, at the ORNL. He described the four "early warning signs" that a scientific breakthrough is imminent, and then suggested practical ways to turn these insights into breakthrough innovations. Haseltine is former director of research at the National Security Agency and associate director for science and technology for the director of National Intelligence, former executive vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering and director of engineering for Hughes Aircraft. He has 15 patents in optics, special effects and electronic media, and more than 100 publications in science and technical journals, the web and Discover Magazine.

  3. Big Data | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar Energy LLC Jump to:Greece:BajoBelpower Srl JumpOpenRenewableBielat SantoreBig

  4. Protein Dynamics Hit the Big Screen

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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 wouldMass mapSpeedingProgramExemptionsProtein Dynamics Hit the Big Screen Protein Dynamics Hit

  5. Big Blue Wind Farm | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowaWisconsin: EnergyYorkColoradoBelcher HomesBeverly,Lake, California:Big

  6. The effect of sulfur, magnesium, and various rates of potassium on forage production in some sandy soils of East Texas 

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    Landua, Dennis Paul

    1969-01-01

    the exchangeable potassium and magnesium in a Lakeland fine sand 4 Distribution of potassium, magnesium, and sulfate in a Lakeland fine sand. 48 Effect of fertilizer treatments on total yield of Coastal bermudagrass grown in the field in 1968. . 51 10 Effect...THE EFFECT OF SULFUR, MAGNESIUM, AND VARIOUS RATES OF POTASSIUM ON FORAGE PRODUCTION IN SOME SANDy SOILS OF EAST TEXAS A Thesis by DENNIS PAUL LANDUA Submitted to the Graduate Collccje of Texas AFM Unive, sity in partial fulfillment...

  7. Biodegradation of jet fuel in vented columns of water-unsaturated sandy soil. Master's thesis

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    Coho, J.W.

    1990-01-01

    The effect of soil water content on the rate of jet fuel (JP-4) biodegradation in air-vented, water-unsaturated columns of sandy soil was investigated. The contaminated soil was obtained from a spill site located on Tyndall AFB, Fla. The initial soil loading was 4590 mg of JP-4/kg of dry soil. Three laboratory columns were packed with the contaminated soil, saturated and drained for periods of 81-89 days. Two columns were continuously vented with air, and the third, intended to provide an anaerobic control, was vented with nitrogen. The venting gas flows were maintained between 1 and 2.5 soil pore volume changeouts per day. The total JP-4 removal in the air-vented columns averaged 44% of the mass originally present. Biodegradation and volatilization accounted for 93% and 7% of the total removal, respectively. A maximum biodegradation rate of 14.3 mg of JP-4/kg of moist soil per day was observed at a soil water content of approximately 72% saturation. Soil drainage characteristics indicated that this water content may have corresponded to 100% of the in situ field capacity water content. Theses.

  8. The Big Data Rush Practically every major funding agency is kindling (or rekindling) the idea of`big data'as key to solving

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    The Big Data Rush Practically every major funding agency is kindling (or rekindling) the idea of`big.TheWhite House has recently launched a major initiative in this space (Google for"Big Data Across the Federal Government") highlighting the pervasiveness of big data programs across multiple government units. The

  9. Purdue University Faculty Openings in Big Data Purdue University has identified Big Data as a major thrust for inter-disciplinary research and education.

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Purdue University Faculty Openings in Big Data Purdue University has identified Big Data as a major shape Purdue's vision and research/education agenda in Big Data. Candidates for tenure and tenure, and participate in interdisciplinary Big-Data activities. Salary and benefits are highly competitive, and Purdue

  10. 6 Scalable End-user Access to Big Data 1 6.1 The Data Access Problem of Big Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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    Calvanese, Diego

    Contents 6 Scalable End-user Access to Big Data 1 6.1 The Data Access Problem of Big Data;Chapter 6 Scalable End-user Access to Big Data Martin Giese,1 Diego Calvanese,2 Peter Haase,3 Ian Horrocks-users typically face when dealing with Big Data: · They need to pose ad hoc queries to a collection of data

  11. Big SaaS: The Next Step Beyond Big Data Hong Zhu, Ian Bayley, M. Younas, David Lightfoot, Basel Yousef and Dongmei Liu

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    Zhu, Hong

    Big SaaS: The Next Step Beyond Big Data Hong Zhu, Ian Bayley, M. Younas, David Lightfoot, Basel will integrate with the Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, Big Data, Wireless Sensor Networks, and many other and require Big Data but provide great value to the customer. With these benefits come great societal risks

  12. Review: Eco-Business: A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability

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    Laberge, Yves

    2015-01-01

    Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability By Peter Dauvergne andA Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability. Cambridge, MA: MITA Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability is a very important

  13. Bid & Open Data position paper 1 / 47 Big and Open data

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    Morik, Katharina

    Bid & Open Data position paper 1 / 47 Big and Open data Position Paper #12;Bid & Open Data position ..................................................................................................................5 II- Challenges with BIG/OPEN DATA ..............................................................................6 III- Technical approaches to Big Data

  14. Recommendations for Technologies for Microgrids on the Big Island

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    Recommendations for Technologies for Microgrids on the Big Island Prepared for U.S. Department Island microgrids By Sentech, Inc. Bethesda, Maryland And University of Hawaii Hawaii Natural Energy for technologies to be used in future installation of Big Island microgrids Subtask 2.2 Deliverable #4 Prepared By

  15. SCIENCE IN HIGH DIMENSIONS: MULTIPARAMETER MODELS AND BIG DATA

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    Sethna, James P.

    SCIENCE IN HIGH DIMENSIONS: MULTIPARAMETER MODELS AND BIG DATA A Dissertation Presented #12;SCIENCE IN HIGH DIMENSIONS: MULTIPARAMETER MODELS AND BIG DATA Ricky Chachra, Ph.D. Cornell parameters as well as a large-dimensional space of predicted data. These high-dimensional spaces of inputs

  16. "Developing the infrastructure and skills needed to handle big data."

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    "Developing the infrastructure and skills needed to handle big data." Don Brown W.S. Calcott Engineering University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 434.982.2074 Big Data Research Group Our research group and uncertain behaviors. Methodological interests in these areas include data- mining, simulation

  17. Economic Impact of New Residents in Big Stone,

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    Minnesota, University of

    Economic Impact of New Residents in Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Swift, and Yellow of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality August 2011 1 ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS An Extension Community Economics Program #12; Economic Impact of New Residents: Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui

  18. Synoptic Observing Programs at Big Bear Solar Observatory

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    Synoptic Observing Programs at Big Bear Solar Observatory Haimin Wang and Philip R. Goode Big Bear and en- hance the comprehensive synoptic observing programs at BBSO, which include the following ve studies. Statistical studies on sunspot areas and magnetic shear are among the highlights of this research

  19. Rethinking Abstractions for Big Data: Why, Where, How, and What

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    ) and applications communities. However, scale is only one aspect of current big data trends; fundamentally, current that is being addressed. The "big data challenge" has disrupted computer science by stressing to the very limits heterogeneous and specialized units, with resilience and energy becoming important considerations. The design

  20. Astrogenomics: big data, old problems, old solutions?

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    Golden, Aaron; Greally, John M

    2013-01-01

    The ominous warnings of a `data deluge' in the life sciences from high-throughput DNA sequencing data are being supplanted by a second deluge, of cliches bemoaning our collective scientific fate unless we address the genomic data `tsunami'. It is imperative that we explore the many facets of the genome, not just sequence but also transcriptional and epigenetic variability, integrating these observations in order to attain a genuine understanding of how genes function, towards a goal of genomics-based personalized medicine. Determining any individual's genomic properties requires comparison to many others, sifting out the specific from the trends, requiring access to the many in order to yield information relevant to the few. This is the central big data challenge in genomics that still requires some sort of resolution. Is there a practical, feasible way of directly connecting the scientific community to this data universe? The best answer could be in the stars overhead.

  1. New Nuclear Physics for Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Richard N. Boyd; Carl R. Brune; George M. Fuller; Christel J. Smith

    2010-08-04

    We discuss nuclear reactions which could play a role in Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). Most of these reactions involve lithium and beryllium isotopes and the rates for some of these have not previously been included in BBN calculations. Few of these reactions are well studied in the laboratory. We also discuss novel effects in these reactions, including thermal population of nuclear target states, resonant enhancement, and non-thermal neutron reaction products. We perform sensitivity studies which show that even given considerable nuclear physics uncertainties, most of these nuclear reactions have minimal leverage on the standard BBN abundance yields of 6Li and 7Li. Although a few have the potential to alter the yields significantly, we argue that this is unlikely.

  2. DMP Planning for Big Science Projects

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    Juan Bicarregui; Norman Gray; Rob Henderson; Roger Jones; Simon Lambert; Brian Matthews

    2012-08-18

    This report exists to provide high-level guidance for the strategic and engineering development of Data Management and Preservation plans for 'Big Science' data. Although the report's nominal audience is therefore rather narrow, we intend the document to be of use to other planners and data architects who wish to implement good practice in this area. For the purposes of this report, we presume that the reader is broadly persuaded (by external fiat if nothing else) of the need to preserve research data appropriately, and that they have both sophisticated technical support and the budget to support developments. The goal of the document is not to provide mechanically applicable recipes, but to allow the user to develop and lead a high-level plan which is appropriate to their organisation. Throughout, the report is informed where appropriate by the OAIS reference model.

  3. Big Earth observation data analytics for land use and land cover change information

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    Camara, Gilberto

    .......................................................................................... 3 2.2 CONTRIBUTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE: BIG DATA IN GEOINFORMATICS

  4. Machine-Learning for Big Data: Sampling and Distributed On-Line Algorithms

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    Combettes, Patrick Louis

    Machine-Learning for Big Data: Sampling and Distributed On-Line Algorithms Stéphan Clémençon LTCI variance control: rate faster than n 1/2 3 Convex risk minimization 4 Oracle inequalities #12;Big Data? Big phones, internet, embedded systems, social networks, . . .) · to store and manage Big (and Complex) Data

  5. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue: Big Data 1 Breaking the Curse of Dimensionality using

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    IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue: Big Data 1 Breaking the Curse of Dimensionality will discuss two promising tools to alleviate this curse when handling big data. First, instead of using full, Special Issue: Big Data 2 paper we show how to use this expertise to manage otherwise unmanageable big

  6. November2012 IU Bloomington Pascal Hitzler Semantic Web and Big Data

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    Hitzler, Pascal

    November2012 ­ IU Bloomington ­ Pascal Hitzler Semantic Web and Big Data ­ Opportunities://www.pascal-hitzler.de/ #12;November2012 ­ IU Bloomington ­ Pascal Hitzler 2 Contents · Big Data, Linked Data, Semantic Web · The Big Data Added Value Pipeline · Fragments #12;November2012 ­ IU Bloomington ­ Pascal Hitzler 3 Big

  7. Big Data is Not About the Data! Institute for Quantitative Social Science

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Big Data is Not About the Data! Gary King1 Institute for Quantitative Social Science Harvard Value in Big Data: the Analytics 2/10 #12;The Value in Big Data: the Analytics · Data: 2/10 #12;The Value in Big Data: the Analytics · Data: · easy to come by; often a free byproduct of IT improvements 2

  8. Efficient and Customizable Data Partitioning Framework for Distributed Big RDF Data Processing in the Cloud

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    Liu, Ling

    Efficient and Customizable Data Partitioning Framework for Distributed Big RDF Data Processing}@gatech.edu Abstract--Big data business can leverage and benefit from the Clouds, the most optimized in processing big data in the Clouds is how to effectively partition the big data to ensure efficient

  9. Closing the Loop on Big Data Rob Nowak www.ece.wisc.edu/~nowak

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    Qiu, Robert Caiming

    Closing the Loop on Big Data data Rob Nowak www.ece.wisc.edu/~nowak NSF Big Data Workshop March 21, 2013 #12;model space questions /queries "training data" BIG DATA: A Marriage of Machine and Man Human Judgements labeling, annotation, comparisons #12;model space questions /queries "training data" BIG DATA

  10. Big and Small Ideas: How to Lower Solar Financing Costs

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    DOE hosted the "Big & Small Ideas: How to Lower Solar Financing Costs" breakout session during the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum. This session explored a range of...

  11. The seasonality of aerosol properties in Big Bend National Park 

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    Allen, Christopher Lee

    2007-04-25

    ), to characterize the seasonal variability of the Big Bend regions aerosol optical properties. Mass extinction efficiencies and relative humidity scattering enhancement factors were calculated for both externally and internally mixed aerosol populations for all size...

  12. Eliot Feibush leads new Princeton consortium to visualize Big...

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    Eliot Feibush leads new Princeton consortium to visualize Big Data By John Greenwald April 22, 2015 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook Eliot Feibush (Photo by Elle...

  13. Scalable multi-access flash store for Big Data analytics

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    Jun, Sang-Woo

    2014-01-01

    For many "Big Data" applications, the limiting factor in performance is often the transportation of large amount of data from hard disks to where it can be processed, i.e. DRAM. In this work we examine an architecture for ...

  14. EIS-0377: Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project

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    A systems study was carried out to identify the most appropriate locations to interconnect the proposed Big Stone II power plant to the regional utility grid. The study also identified transmission...

  15. Thoughts About Really Big Computers | Argonne Leadership Computing...

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    Thoughts About Really Big Computers Event Sponsor: Leadership Facility Seminar Start Date: Jun 30 2015 - 10:30am BuildingRoom: Building 240Room 1407 Location: Argonne National...

  16. Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City

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    A small New York City startup is hoping it has the next big solution in energy storage. A video documents what the company's breakthrough means for the future of grid-scale energy storage.

  17. LiBeB and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Keith A. Olive; Brian D. Fields

    1999-02-20

    The dual origin of population II Li7, in both big bang nucleosynthesis and galactic cosmic-ray nucleosynthesis is discussed. It is argued that with additional Li6 data, stringent limits on the degree of Li7 depletion can be obtained. Li7 depletion is also constrained by the concordance of big bang predictions with observational determinations of light element abundances. Stringent limits can also be obtained for a fixed primordial D/H abundance.

  18. Big Bang or Big Bounce? Professor Paul J. Steinhardt Princeton University

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsiclouddenDVA N C E D B L O OLaura| National2.11DESERTWaterSharingBeyondBang or Big

  19. Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) Report; Sandy River Delta, Technical Report 2000-2002.

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    Rocklage, Ann; Ratti, John

    2002-02-01

    Land managers are often challenged with the mandate to control exotic and invasive plant species. Reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) and Himalayan blackberry (Rubus discolor) are 2 such species that are currently threatening natural areas in western United States. Reed canarygrass may be native to the inland northwest (Antieau 2000), but it has invaded many wetland areas as dense, monoculture stands. Spread of this plant species is largely attributed to human disturbances, e.g., draining, farming (Antieau 2000). Reed canarygrass often dominates other emergent vegetation such as cattail (Typha spp.) and bulrush (Scirpus spp.) (Whitson et al. 1996, Apfelbaum and Sams 1987), and the resulting habitat is largely unsuitable for wetland birds. Himalayan blackberry was introduced to the United States as a garden shrub and was planted at wildlife-management areas for food and cover. It easily colonizes disturbed places, such as roadsides, ditches, and flood plains (Hoshovsky 2000). Once established, it forms a thick, impenetrable stand, which excludes native shrub species. Although Himalayan blackberry does provide food and cover for wildlife, particularly during fall and winter, it decreases habitat diversity, and therefore, may decrease wildlife diversity. Furthermore, patterns of avian nest predation may be altered in some exotic-shrub communities (Schmidt and Whelan 1999). For land managers to make sound decisions regarding invasive-plant control, it is useful to obtain information on current plant distributions in relation to targeted wildlife species, and then use models to predict how those species may respond to changes in vegetation. The Habitat Evaluations Program was developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to evaluate current and future habitat conditions for fish and wildlife (Stiehl 1994). The program is based on Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) models for specific wildlife species. Each model contains several variables that represent life requisites (e.g., food and nesting cover) for that species. These variables are evaluated with vegetation sampling, and/or through the interpretation of aerial photographs and the like. Variable values are assigned a numerical score. The score may be based on a categorical rating (e.g . , different vegetation types receive different scores based on their importance for that species) or may be the result of a linear relationship (e.g., the score increases with the variable value; Figure 1). Variable scores are then input into a mathematical formula, which results in an HSI score. The HSI score ranges from 0-1, with 0 representing poor-quality habitat and 1 optimal habitat. HSI models assume a positive, linear relationship between wildlife-species density and the HSI score. For example, with an HSI score of 1, we assume that a species will be present at its highest density. Models can be projected into the future by changing variable values and observing the corresponding changes in HSI scores. Most models are relatively simple, but some are complex. These models have come under considerable scrutiny in the last several years, particularly concerning the validity of model assumptions (Van Horne 1983, Laymon and Barrett 1986, Hobbs and Hanley 1990, Kellner et al. 1992). Regardless of criticisms, these models may be used with success when there is an understanding and acceptance of model limitations. Each model should be evaluated as to its applicability in a given situation. Model validation, where results have on-the-ground verification, is highly recommended. Specific objectives of this project were to (1) conduct avian surveys and measure the present vegetation at the Sandy River Delta, (2) input the vegetation data into HSI models for 5 avian species, (3) evaluate the current habitat suitability for these species, and (4) predict species responses to potential changes in vegetation, resulting from the removal of reed canarygrass and/or Himalayan blackberry.

  20. Quasars and the Big Blue Bump

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    Zhaohui Shang; Michael S. Brotherton; Richard F. Green; Gerard A. Kriss; Jennifer Scott; Jessica Kim Quijano; Omer Blaes; Ivan Hubeny; John Hutchings; Mary Elizabeth Kaiser; Anuradha Koratkar; William Oegerle; Wei Zheng

    2004-09-29

    We investigate the ultraviolet-to-optical spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of 17 active galactic nuclei (AGNs) using quasi-simultaneous spectrophotometry spanning 900-9000 Angstrom (rest frame). We employ data from the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE), the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and the 2.1-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO). Taking advantage of the short-wavelength coverage, we are able to study the so-called "big blue bump," the region where the energy output peaks, in detail. Most objects exhibit a spectral break around 1100 Angstrom. Although this result is formally associated with large uncertainty for some objects, there is strong evidence in the data that the far-ultraviolet spectral region is below the extrapolation of the near-ultraviolet-optical slope, indicating a spectral break around 1100 Angstrom. We compare the behavior of our sample to those of non-LTE thin-disk models covering a range in black-hole mass, Eddington ratio, disk inclination, and other parameters. The distribution of ultraviolet-optical spectral indices redward of the break, and far-ultraviolet indices shortward of the break, are in rough agreement with the models. However, we do not see a correlation between the far-ultraviolet spectral index and the black hole mass, as seen in some accretion disk models. We argue that the observed spectral break is intrinsic to AGNs, although intrinsic reddening as well as Comptonization can strongly affect the far-ultraviolet spectral index. We make our data available online in digital format.

  1. Does Big Oil Collude and Price Gouge? Big Oil came back into the headlines in recent weeks with another spike in gasoline

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    with another spike in gasoline prices and their reported record profits. Some months ago, during the last gasoline price spike, Congress summoned the executives of the Big Oil companies to testify aboutDoes Big Oil Collude and Price Gouge? Big Oil came back into the headlines in recent weeks

  2. 1 Big Data and User Valuation: a Synergistic Combination Big data analytics is the problem of bringing the massive amounts of data produced today down to human

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    1 Big Data and User Valuation: a Synergistic Combination Big data analytics is the problem will require fundamental advances in big data analytics. arXiv Topic Models User Models Predicted Preferences of bringing the massive amounts of data produced today down to human scale. This problem is faced

  3. Rethinking Abstractions for Big Data: Why, Where, How, and What

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    Mary Hall; Robert M. Kirby; Feifei Li; Miriah Meyer; Valerio Pascucci; Jeff M. Phillips; Rob Ricci; Jacobus Van der Merwe; Suresh Venkatasubramanian

    2013-06-14

    Big data refers to large and complex data sets that, under existing approaches, exceed the capacity and capability of current compute platforms, systems software, analytical tools and human understanding. Numerous lessons on the scalability of big data can already be found in asymptotic analysis of algorithms and from the high-performance computing (HPC) and applications communities. However, scale is only one aspect of current big data trends; fundamentally, current and emerging problems in big data are a result of unprecedented complexity--in the structure of the data and how to analyze it, in dealing with unreliability and redundancy, in addressing the human factors of comprehending complex data sets, in formulating meaningful analyses, and in managing the dense, power-hungry data centers that house big data. The computer science solution to complexity is finding the right abstractions, those that hide as much triviality as possible while revealing the essence of the problem that is being addressed. The "big data challenge" has disrupted computer science by stressing to the very limits the familiar abstractions which define the relevant subfields in data analysis, data management and the underlying parallel systems. As a result, not enough of these challenges are revealed by isolating abstractions in a traditional software stack or standard algorithmic and analytical techniques, and attempts to address complexity either oversimplify or require low-level management of details. The authors believe that the abstractions for big data need to be rethought, and this reorganization needs to evolve and be sustained through continued cross-disciplinary collaboration.

  4. Citrus Water Uptake Dynamics on a Sandy Florida Entisol K. T. Morgan,* T. A. Obreza, J. M. S. Scholberg, L. R. Parsons, and T. A. Wheaton

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    Etxeberria, Edgardo

    Citrus Water Uptake Dynamics on a Sandy Florida Entisol K. T. Morgan,* T. A. Obreza, J. M. S production due to low soil water-holding capacity. In a highly urbanizing state with limited water resources, improved understanding of soil water uptake dynamics is needed to optimize irrigation volume and timing

  5. Comparison of lines of corn selected on Lufkin fine sandy loam and Norwood silt loam with and without commercial fertilizer 

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    McAfee, Thomas Edison

    1953-01-01

    fine sandy loam. Bu sh el s pe r ac re 29 No Fertilizer Fertilizer No Fertilizer Fertilizer Soil environments where inbreds were selected Firure 4 . T.'ean yields of test crosses tested on Norwood s ilt loam. CO of te s t crosses when... grown on Lufkin s o il w ith fe r t i l i z e r is higher than when grown without f e r t i l i z e r . Figure 3 also shows the varia tion among the te s t crosses in response to f e r t i l i z e r . For example, one te s t cross involv ing...

  6. 2013 strategic petroleum reserve big hill well integrity grading report.

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    Lord, David L.; Roberts, Barry L.; Lord, Anna C. Snider; Bettin, Giorgia; Sobolik, Steven Ronald; Park, Byoung Yoon; Rudeen, David Keith; Eldredge, Lisa; Wynn, Karen; Checkai, Dean; Perry, James Thomas

    2014-02-01

    This report summarizes the work performed in developing a framework for the prioritization of cavern access wells for remediation and monitoring at the Big Hill Strategic Petroleum Reserve site. This framework was then applied to all 28 wells at the Big Hill site with each well receiving a grade for remediation and monitoring. Numerous factors affecting well integrity were incorporated into the grading framework including casing survey results, cavern pressure history, results from geomechanical simulations, and site geologic factors. The framework was developed in a way as to be applicable to all four of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve sites.

  7. Quantum particle production near the big rip revisited

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    F. G. Alvarenga; A. B. Batista; J. C. Fabris; M. J. S. Houndjo

    2009-04-06

    The effect of quantum particle production near the big rip singularity has been investigated previously, with the conclusion that the energy of the produced particle decreases as the future singularity is approached. Hence, the effect of particle production would not be effective to avoid the big rip singularity. That calculation was performed by introducing an ultra-violet cut-off. In the present work we consider a renormalization of the energy-momentum tensor, obtainning a different expression for the particle production. The new expression seems to indicate that the effect of particle production may be dominant as the singularity is approached.

  8. Dirac Fields in Loop Quantum Gravity and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Martin Bojowald; Rupam Das; Robert J. Scherrer

    2008-03-19

    Big Bang nucleosynthesis requires a fine balance between equations of state for photons and relativistic fermions. Several corrections to equation of state parameters arise from classical and quantum physics, which are derived here from a canonical perspective. In particular, loop quantum gravity allows one to compute quantum gravity corrections for Maxwell and Dirac fields. Although the classical actions are very different, quantum corrections to the equation of state are remarkably similar. To lowest order, these corrections take the form of an overall expansion-dependent multiplicative factor in the total density. We use these results, along with the predictions of Big Bang nucleosynthesis, to place bounds on these corrections.

  9. Big Creek Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowaWisconsin: EnergyYorkColoradoBelcher HomesBeverly,Lake, California:BigBig

  10. EECBG Success Story: Big Savings for Texas City with Energy Monitoring...

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    Big Savings for Texas City with Energy Monitoring Sensors EECBG Success Story: Big Savings for Texas City with Energy Monitoring Sensors August 19, 2010 - 5:00pm Addthis With more...

  11. OpenMSI: A Science Gateway to Sort Through Bio-Imaging's Big...

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    OpenMSI: A Science Gateway to Sort Through Bio-Imaging's Big Datasets OpenMSI: A Science Gateway to Sort Through Bio-Imaging's Big Datasets August 27, 2013 | Tags: Basic Energy...

  12. Big Bang Expansion A textbook example of how observations drive theory

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    Korn, Andreas

    of structure seeds. The cosmic web will later form out of these sedes. #12;II. Observing the CMB Variations WMAP tot = 1 Dark matter: 23% Dark energy (): 73% #12;Big Bang: a self-consistent theory? Big Bang

  13. Small Changes Help Long Island Homeowner Save Big on Energy Costs...

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    Small Changes Help Long Island Homeowner Save Big on Energy Costs Small Changes Help Long Island Homeowner Save Big on Energy Costs April 16, 2013 - 12:20pm Addthis Located near...

  14. Annual meeting of Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership to be held Oct. 28, 29 | ...

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    ... Annual meeting of Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership to be held ... meeting of the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership to be held ... science policy and technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS). Panels ...

  15. The Digital Skin of Cities: Urban Theory and Research in the Age of the Sensored and Metered City, Ubiquitous Computing, and Big Data

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    Rabari, Chirag

    2013-01-01

    2012, September 30). “Big data: Mind the gaps. ” The BostonQuestions for Big Data. Information, Communication &BigQuery – Real-time big data analytics in the cloud [

  16. AutoGrid - Turning Big Data Into Power with the Energy Data Platform and Apps

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    Narayan, Amit; Dresselhuys, Eric; Kulp, Yann; Buseman, Greg; Piette, Mary Ann; Tang, Andrew; Dailey, Karla; Knudsen, Chris

    2014-03-25

    AutoGrid personnel discuss how they are turning big data into power with the energy data platform and apps.

  17. Pre-big bang scenario and the WZW model

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    Marcel Jacon

    2015-06-09

    Extensive studies of pre-big bang scenarios for Bianchi-I type universe have been made, at various approximation levels. Knowing the solution of the equations for the post-big bang universe, the symmetries of the equations (time reversal and scale dual transformations) allow the study of pre-big bang solutions. However, the proposed solutions are unable to explain the actually observed acceleration of the expantion of the universe.Calculating the $\\beta $ equations for the Non-Linear Sigma model, at the first loop approximation and imposing conformal invariance at this level, lead to equations of motion that simply state that the curvature must be nil, which in turn allows the utilization of groups to solve the $\\beta $ equations. This is what is done in the Weiss-Zumino-Witten (WZW) model. In this article, I will show that using the WZW model on $SU_2$, some of the difficulties encountered in the determination of the pre and post big-bang solutions are eliminated. Combining the general results obtained with the $\\Lambda $CDM parameters lead to realistic solutions for the evolution of the universe, giving an explanation to the actually observed acceleration of the expansion in terms ot the dilation field $\\phi $(t).

  18. Hydroliquefaction of Big Brown lignite in supercritical fluids 

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    Chen, Hui

    1996-01-01

    Big Brown lignite was liquefied in a fixed bed tube reactor. Three solvents were used in the liquefaction studies, toluene, cyclohexane and methanol. Two co-solvents, tetralin and water were used with toluene. The effects of the solvents and co...

  19. People's Physics Book Ch 20-1 The Big Ideas

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    People's Physics Book Ch 20-1 The Big Ideas Einstein believed that the laws of physics do of physics. In other words, if you are on a moving train and drop a ball or if you are standing on a farm and drop a ball, the physics that describe the motion of that ball will be the same. Einstein realized

  20. SHADING CALCULATIONS FOR THE BIG DISH Jeff Cumpston1

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    ], building the 'SG4' 500m2 Big Dish solar paraboloidal concentrator for solar-thermal to electric energy into an array of a specific shape with a pre-defined energy transport network was simulated for a site location of the energy transport network pipe length. Results shows that dish separations can be altered to reduce pipe

  1. The State of the Art in Supporting "Big Data"

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    Oliva, Aude

    of investigation · Startups in this space · If there is any achilles heel in big data, this is it! #12;10 DBMS Security · Works well -- i.e. I have never heard of the DBMS screwing up in this area. #12;11 Encryption · Can be entrusted to the DBMS -- Appropriate when there are many clients sharing data -- Don't want

  2. Adventures in Transportation from a (Big) Data Perspective

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    + Adventures in Transportation from a (Big) Data Perspective Kristin Tufte NEDB Day, Jan 30, 2015 Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science #12;+Portal... !Portland-Vancouver Transportation Data Archive ! Policy of Open Data ! Publicly-funded (Thanks to NSF, FHWA, Metro, RTC,TREC) ! Focus on open

  3. The Big Data Newsvendor: Practical Insights from Machine Learning Analysis

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    Rudin, Cynthia

    2013-10-16

    We present a version of the newsvendor problem where one has n observations of p features as well as past demand. We consider both \\big data" (p=n = O(1)) as well as small data (p=n = o(1)). For small data, we provide a ...

  4. The Big Data Newsvendor: Practical Insights from Machine Learning

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    Rudin, Cynthia

    2014-02-06

    We investigate the newsvendor problem when one has n observations of p features related to the demand as well as past demands. Both small data (p=n = o(1)) and big data (p=n = O(1)) are considered. For both cases, we propose ...

  5. "Machine learning for big data analytics in biomedicine"

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    "Machine learning for big data analytics in biomedicine" Yanjun (Jane) Qi Assistant Professor yq2h-learning techniques on important challenges in biomedicine, especially those dealing with enormous data sets. Taking on Data Mining (ICDM) · Y. Qi, et al,(2009) "Systematic prediction of human membrane receptor interactions

  6. People's Physics book Ch 2-1 The Big Idea

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    People's Physics book Ch 2-1 The Big Idea Energy is a measure of the amount of, or potential for, dynamical activity in something. The total amount of energy in the universe is always the same universe. A group of things (we'll use the word system) has a certain amount of energy. Energy can be added

  7. BIG BEAR SOLAR OBSERVATORY CENTER FOR SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL RESEARCH

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    BIG BEAR SOLAR OBSERVATORY CENTER FOR SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL RESEARCH Faculty Position in Solar Physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology A tenure track faculty position in solar physics is available of NJIT's program in solar physics, visit http://solar.njit.edu. Applicants are required to have a Ph

  8. Small Buildings = Big Opportunity for Energy Savings (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2013-12-01

    Small buildings have a big impact on energy use. In the United States, 44.6 million small buildings consume 44% of the overall energy used in buildings, presenting an enormous opportunity to cut costs, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions.

  9. Big Bayou Creek and Little Bayou Creek Watershed Monitoring Program

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    Kszos, L.A.; Peterson, M.J.; Ryon; Smith, J.G.

    1999-03-01

    Biological monitoring of Little Bayou and Big Bayou creeks, which border the Paducah Site, has been conducted since 1987. Biological monitoring was conducted by University of Kentucky from 1987 to 1991 and by staff of the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from 1991 through March 1999. In March 1998, renewed Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) permits were issued to the US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Enrichment Corporation. The renewed DOE permit requires that a watershed monitoring program be developed for the Paducah Site within 90 days of the effective date of the renewed permit. This plan outlines the sampling and analysis that will be conducted for the watershed monitoring program. The objectives of the watershed monitoring are to (1) determine whether discharges from the Paducah Site and the Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) associated with the Paducah Site are adversely affecting instream fauna, (2) assess the ecological health of Little Bayou and Big Bayou creeks, (3) assess the degree to which abatement actions ecologically benefit Big Bayou Creek and Little Bayou Creek, (4) provide guidance for remediation, (5) provide an evaluation of changes in potential human health concerns, and (6) provide data which could be used to assess the impact of inadvertent spills or fish kill. According to the cleanup will result in these watersheds [Big Bayou and Little Bayou creeks] achieving compliance with the applicable water quality criteria.

  10. SHADING CALCULATIONS FOR THE BIG DISH Jeff Cumpston1

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    ], building the 'SG4' 500m2 Big Dish solar paraboloidal concentrator for solar-thermal to electric energy shading fraction in an array of two-axis tracking collectors. Annual shading on the SG4 dish included transport network, these losses may be reduced by closely spacing collectors within the array. Another form

  11. Original article Energy balance storage terms and big-leaf

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    Boyer, Edmond

    for the determination of big leaf forest evapotranspiration are not of the utmost importance. energy storage / deciduous. The available energy is defined as the net radiation (Rn), from which the net change in energy storage within), biomass heat storage (Sv) and photosynthetic energy storage (Sp). Soil heat storage Sg can be further

  12. People's Physics Book Ch 5-1 The Big Idea

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    People's Physics Book Ch 5-1 The Big Idea Acceleration is caused by force. All forces come in pairs of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts. Key Concepts · An object pairs must obey three rules: they must be of the same type of force, 1 Principia in modern English

  13. YOU MIGHT BE CELEBRATING THE BIG 3-0 IF....

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    YOU MIGHT BE CELEBRATING THE BIG 3-0 IF.... You remember the power-house figures pictured or shine CVHS will be open for family fun, so do come to experience all the amazing Open House activities for a large variety of exotic animal clinical care. You might save a life with your purchase! To partner

  14. Constraints on massive gravity theory from big bang nucleosynthesis

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    G. Lambiase

    2012-08-27

    The massive gravity cosmology is studied in the scenario of big bang nucleosynthesis. By making use of current bounds on the deviation from the fractional mass, we derive the constraints on the free parameters of the theory. The cosmological consequences of the model are also discussed in the framework of the PAMELA experiment.

  15. Long Lived Charged Massive Particles and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Kazunori Kohri; Fumihiro Takayama

    2006-11-06

    We consider Big Bang Nucleosynthesis(BBN) with long lived charged massive particles. Before decaying, the long lived massive particles recombines with a light element to form a bound state like a hydrogen atom. We discuss the possible change of primordial light element abundances due to formations of such bound states.

  16. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Big dams and salmon evolution: changes in thermal

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    Angilletta, Michael

    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Big dams and salmon evolution: changes in thermal regimes and their potential (Oncorhynchus spp.) across portions of their natural range, dams have arguably played a major role in many locations (NRC 1996; Lichatowich 1999; Ruckelshaus et al. 2002). Large dams (>15 m tall)­ designed

  17. Neutrino energy transport in weak decoupling and big bang nucleosynthesis

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    Grohs, E; Kishimoto, C T; Paris, M W; Vlasenko, A

    2015-01-01

    We calculate the evolution of the early universe through the epochs of weak decoupling, weak freeze-out and big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) by simultaneously coupling a full strong, electromagnetic, and weak nuclear reaction network with a multi-energy group Boltzmann neutrino energy transport scheme. Such an approach allows a detailed accounting of the evolution of the $\

  18. Data Aware Caching for Big-Data Applications Using MapReduce

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    Wu, Jie

    Data Aware Caching for Big-Data Applications Using MapReduce Yaxiong Zhao, Jie Wu #12;Outline · MapReduce and big-data · Cache description · Protocol ­ Relationship between job types and cache organization · Conclusion #12;Outline · MapReduce and big-data · Cache description · Protocol ­ Cache request and reply

  19. Representative Subsets For Big Data Learning using k-NN Graphs

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    Representative Subsets For Big Data Learning using k-NN Graphs Raghvendra Mall, Vilen Jumutc, Rocco a deterministic method to obtain subsets from big data which are a good representative of the inherent structure a subset for this big data network. The FURS selection technique selects nodes from different dense regions

  20. CloudVista: Interactive and Economical Visual Cluster Analysis for Big Data in the Cloud

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    CloudVista: Interactive and Economical Visual Cluster Analysis for Big Data in the Cloud Huiqi Xu Analysis of big data has become an important problem for many business and scientific applications, among which clustering and visualizing clusters in big data raise some unique challenges. This demonstration

  1. Preface: Big Data Is Not About The Data! 1 Gary King 2

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Preface: Big Data Is Not About The Data! 1 Gary King 2 Institute for Quantitative Social Science to it. Now "Big Data" is what you and I do. As trivial as this change sounds, we should be grateful is about. Throughout, we need to remember that for the most part, Big Data is not about the data. Data

  2. Recent Advances in Autonomic Provisioning of Big Data Applications on Clouds

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    Sun, Xian-He

    Recent Advances in Autonomic Provisioning of Big Data Applications on Clouds Rajiv Ranjan, Lizhe for the user, which just pays for the used services. Big Data [2], [3], [4], [5] applications has become a com, medical imaging, and the like. The "BigData" problem, which is defined as the practice of collecting

  3. Crowdsourcing Semantics for Big Data in Geoscience Applications Tom Narock1

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    Hitzler, Pascal

    Crowdsourcing Semantics for Big Data in Geoscience Applications Tom Narock1 and Pascal Hitzler 1 the potential to overcome some of the issues currently surrounding Big Data. Semantic technologies, and complexity of data sources ­ the very definition of Big Data. Yet, for some tasks, semantic algorithms do

  4. Towards an Understanding of Facets and Exemplars of Big Data Applications Geoffrey C.Fox1

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    Towards an Understanding of Facets and Exemplars of Big Data Applications Geoffrey C.Fox1 Big Data applications from a variety of research and commercial areas and suggest a set Big Data properties, and then to understand applications with those properties. There are many

  5. Scalable Euclidean Embedding for Big Data Zohreh Alavi, Sagar Sharma, Lu Zhou, Keke Chen

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    Scalable Euclidean Embedding for Big Data Zohreh Alavi, Sagar Sharma, Lu Zhou, Keke Chen Data is critical to many visualization techniques. At big-data scale, these algorithms need to be scalable affecting the algorithms are important research problems for visually analyzing big data. We propose

  6. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Indexing Big Data with Map-Reduce

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    Arampatzis, Avi

    A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Indexing Big Data with Map-Reduce Dimitrios Siafarikas Argyrios@ee.duth.gr Abstract--We reflect upon the challenge a Big Data analyst faces when dealing with the complex problem the system we developed works. Keywords: Information Retrieval, Big Data, Data Mining, Cluster, Inverted

  7. Principles of Software-defined Elastic Systems for Big Data Analytics

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    Principles of Software-defined Elastic Systems for Big Data Analytics Hong-Linh Truong, Schahram}@dsg.tuwien.ac.at Abstract Techniques for big data analytics should support principles of elasticity that are inherent characteristics of big data described through the "four V's of volume, variety, velocity and veracity" [1] have

  8. Becoming data-savvy in a big-data world Meng Xu and Seung Yon Rhee

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    Becoming data-savvy in a big-data world Meng Xu and Seung Yon Rhee Carnegie Institution for Science analysis. Big data analysis Advances in digital, information, and communications technologies generate enormous amounts of data ­ coined big data ­ in all sectors of our society [The Economist (2010) http

  9. Data Locality-Aware Query Evaluation for Big Data Analytics in Distributed Clouds

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    Liang, Weifa

    Data Locality-Aware Query Evaluation for Big Data Analytics in Distributed Clouds Qiufen Xia, Weifa. Such data referred to as big data now becomes an invaluable asset to many businesses or organizations, as it can be used to identify business advantages by helping them make their strategic decisions. Big data

  10. When Private Set Intersection Meets Big Data: An Efficient and Scalable Protocol

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    When Private Set Intersection Meets Big Data: An Efficient and Scalable Protocol Changyu Dong1 to scale up smoothly when data being protected is big. Efficiency and scalability become critical criteria for privacy preserving protocols in the age of Big Data. In this paper, we present a new Private Set

  11. Querying Big Data: Bridging Theory and Practice Wenfei Fana,b

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    Fan, Wenfei

    Querying Big Data: Bridging Theory and Practice Wenfei Fana,b , Jinpeng Huaib aInternational Research Center on Big Data, Beihang University, Beijing, No.37 XueYuan Road, 100083, Beijing, China Abstract Big data introduces challenges to query answering, from theory to practice. A number of questions

  12. Big Data: A Foundational Explanation Michael J. Sal, Richard J. Barilla, Steven Lindo, and Sam Elnagdy

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    Tappert, Charles

    D6.1 Big Data: A Foundational Explanation Michael J. Salé, Richard J. Barilla, Steven Lindo for the science and practice of Big Data analytics. So long as innovations in data processing and storage capabilities continue, Big Data models and the technologies that enable them will also continue to evolve

  13. Genetic Algorithm based Data-aware Group Scheduling for Big Data Clouds Raghavendra Kune1

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    Genetic Algorithm based Data-aware Group Scheduling for Big Data Clouds Raghavendra Kune1 , Pramod on demand. Big Data Clouds is a new generation data analytics platform using Cloud computing as a back end and empirical tools. MapReduce scheduling models for Big Data computing operate in the cluster mode, where

  14. Bayes and Big Data: The Consensus Monte Carlo Algorithm Steven L. Scott1

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Bayes and Big Data: The Consensus Monte Carlo Algorithm Steven L. Scott1 , Alexander W. Blocker1 of Business October 31, 2013 Abstract A useful definition of "big data" is data that is too big to comfortably by splitting data across multiple machines. Communication between large numbers of machines is expensive

  15. Big Data Storytelling through Interactive Maps Jayant Madhavan, Sreeram Balakrishnan, Kathryn Brisbin, Hector Gonzalez, Nitin Gupta,

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Big Data Storytelling through Interactive Maps Jayant Madhavan, Sreeram Balakrishnan, Kathryn) brings big data collaboration and visualization to data-experts who possess neither large data high-profile stories. 1 Introduction Much of the current excitement about Big Data refers to performing

  16. On Interference-aware Provisioning for Cloud-based Big Data Processing

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    Liu, Jiangchuan (JC)

    On Interference-aware Provisioning for Cloud-based Big Data Processing Yi YUAN, Haiyang WANG, Dan--Recent advances in cloud-based big data analysis offers a convenient mean for providing an elastic and cost and IBM deploy various of big data systems on their cloud platforms, aiming to occupy the huge market

  17. A System Architecture for Running Big Data Workflows in the Cloud Andrey Kashlev, Shiyong Lu

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    Lu, Shiyong

    A System Architecture for Running Big Data Workflows in the Cloud Andrey Kashlev, Shiyong Lu management systems (SWFMSs) to utilize the power of Cloud computing to perform big data analyses. Unlike by running a big data workflow in Amazon EC2, FutureGrid Eucalyptus and OpenStack clouds. From

  18. Evaluating Corpora Documentation with regards to the Ethics and Big Data Charter

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    Evaluating Corpora Documentation with regards to the Ethics and Big Data Charter Alain Couillault.de-mazancourt@eptica.com Abstract The authors have written the Ethics and Big Data Charter in collaboration with various agencies to show the benefit it offers. Keywords: language resources, ethics, documentation, big data. 1

  19. The Trento Big Data Platform for Public Administration and Large Companies: Use cases and Opportunities

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    Velegrakis, Yannis

    The Trento Big Data Platform for Public Administration and Large Companies: Use cases in the Trentino territory for the collection, cleaning, integration and analysis of BigData. 2. BIGDATA PLATFORM Making the data public has no value if none can actually access, study and use that data. The BigData

  20. SLA-aware Provisioning and Scheduling of Cloud Resources for Big Data Analytics

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    Buyya, Rajkumar

    SLA-aware Provisioning and Scheduling of Cloud Resources for Big Data Analytics Mohammed Alrokayan and traditional data management system could not keep up to scale of Big Data. They have to either invest heavily on their infrastructure or move their Big Data analytics to Cloud where they can benefit from both on-demand scalability

  1. Big data from small data: data-sharing in the 'long tail' of neuroscience.

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    Ferguson, Adam R; Nielson, Jessica L; Cragin, Melissa H; Bandrowski, Anita E; Martone, Maryann E

    2014-01-01

    F O C U S O N B I G D ATA Big data from small data: data-small data sources into big data for improved knowledgeo mm e n ta r y Organized big data Data size Long-tail data

  2. Big Data Retour vers le Futur -3 -De Statisticien Data Scientist

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    Besse, Philippe

    Big Data ­ Retour vers le Futur - 3 - De Statisticien à Data Scientist Philippe Besse Aurélien ; statistical learning ; big data. Université de Toulouse ­ INSA, Institut de Mathématiques, UMR CNRS 5219 omiques la décennie suivante ; ­ avènement récent et très médiatisé du big data. Nous terminons en

  3. Big Data Use Cases and Requirements GEOFFREY FOX, Indiana University, School of Informatics and Computing

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    Big Data Use Cases and Requirements GEOFFREY FOX, Indiana University, School of Informatics and Computing Co-Chair, Use Cases & Requirements Subgroup, NIST Big Data Public Working Group WO CHANG, National Institute of Standards and Technologies Co-Chair, NIST Big Data Public Working Group Abstract We formed

  4. Handling Big Dimensions in Distributed Data Warehouses using the DWS Technique

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    Song, Il-Yeol

    Handling Big Dimensions in Distributed Data Warehouses using the DWS Technique Marco Costa Critical tables creates a limitation to the applicability of the DWS technique to data warehouses with big is also common in big data warehouses [7]. Two types of parallelism can be explored at the query level

  5. The Big Picture Multisets Sets One Last Word A Tiny Introduction to Group Arithmetic

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    Ponomarenko, Vadim

    The Big Picture Multisets Sets One Last Word A Tiny Introduction to Group Arithmetic past University July 3, 2008 http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/vadim/arithmetic.pdf #12;The Big Picture Multisets Sets One of S. "Sequence"=Multiset #12;The Big Picture Multisets Sets One Last Word the basic problem Let G

  6. PHYSICAL REVIEW C 83, 018801 (2011) Electron screening and its effects on big-bang nucleosynthesis

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    Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

    2011-01-01

    PHYSICAL REVIEW C 83, 018801 (2011) Electron screening and its effects on big-bang nucleosynthesis screening on nuclear reaction rates occurring during the big-bang nucleosynthesis epoch. The sensitivity. This work rules out electron screening as a relevant ingredient to big-bang nucleosynthesis, confirming

  7. 2013 Mark S. Fox City Data: Big, Open and Linked 1 City Data: Big, Open and Linked

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    Sun, Yu

    is their "grease disposal" compliance program1 . 61% of all sewer backups are caused by improperly disposed of restaurant grease. The city combined sewer data, grease hauling licenses data and grease producer data sources of grease entering the sewer system. Big Data is the buzzword du jour. It is rare to read

  8. EA-1617: Lovell-Yellowtail and Basin-Lovell Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Big Horn County, Wyoming, and Big Horn and Carbon Counties, Montana

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    DOE’s Western Area Power Administration prepared this EA and a finding of no significant impact for a proposal to rebuild the Lovell-Yellowtail (LV-YT) No. 1 and No. 2 115-kV transmission lines, located in Big Horn County, Wyoming, and Big Horn and Carbon Counties in Montana, and the Basin-Lovell 115-kV transmission line in Big Horn County, Wyoming.

  9. Challenges and Opportunities with Big Data A community white paper developed by leading researchers across the United States

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    Challenges and Opportunities with Big Data A community white paper developed by leading researchers recognized broadly, and there is growing enthusiasm for the notion of ``Big Data.'' While the promise of Big, scale, timeliness, complexity, and privacy problems with Big Data impede progress at all phases

  10. StratOS: A Big Data Framework for Scientific Computing

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    Stickley, Nathaniel R

    2015-01-01

    We introduce StratOS, a Big Data platform for general computing that allows a datacenter to be treated as a single computer. With StratOS, the process of writing a massively parallel program for a datacenter is no more complicated than writing a Python script for a desktop computer. Users can run pre-existing analysis software on data distributed over thousands of machines with just a few keystrokes. This greatly reduces the time required to develop distributed data analysis pipelines. The platform is built upon industry-standard, open-source Big Data technologies, from which it inherits fast data throughput and fault tolerance. StratOS enhances these technologies by adding an intuitive user interface, automated task monitoring, and other usability features.

  11. Big Bang Day: 5 Particles - 3. The Anti-particle

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    None

    2011-04-25

    Simon Singh looks at the stories behind the discovery of 5 of the universe's most significant subatomic particles: the Electron, the Quark, the Anti-particle, the Neutrino and the "next particle". 3. The Anti-particle. It appears to be the stuff of science fiction. Associated with every elementary particle is an antiparticle which has the same mass and opposite charge. Should the two meet and combine, the result is annihilation - and a flash of light. Thanks to mysterious processes that occurred after the Big Bang there are a vastly greater number of particles than anti-particles. So how could their elusive existence be proved? At CERN particle physicists are crashing together subatomic particles at incredibly high speeds to create antimatter, which they hope will finally reveal what happened at the precise moment of the Big Bang to create the repertoire of elementary particles and antiparticles in existence today.

  12. Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis verifies classical Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution

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    S. Q. Hou; J. J. He; A. Parikh; K. Daid; C. Bertulani

    2014-08-15

    We provide the most stringent constraint to date on possible deviations from the usually-assumed Maxwell-Boltzmann (MB) velocity distribution for nuclei in the Big-Bang plasma. The impact of non-extensive Tsallis statistics on thermonuclear reaction rates involved in standard models of Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) has been investigated. We find that the non-extensive parameter $q$ may deviate by, at most, $|\\delta q|$=6$\\times$10$^{-4}$ from unity for BBN predictions to be consistent with observed primordial abundances; $q$=1 represents the classical Boltzmann-Gibbs statistics. This constraint arises primarily from the {\\em super}sensitivity of endothermic rates on the value of $q$, which is found for the first time. As such, the implications of non-extensive statistics in other astrophysical environments should be explored. This may offer new insight into the nucleosynthesis of heavy elements.

  13. Big data for ecologists: Highlighting the ORNL DAAC

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    Boyer, Alison G [ORNL] [ORNL; Cook, Robert B [ORNL] [ORNL; Devarakonda, Ranjeet [ORNL] [ORNL; Eby, Pete I [ORNL] [ORNL; Thornton, Michele M [ORNL] [ORNL; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL] [ORNL; SanthanaVannan, Suresh K [ORNL] [ORNL; Virdi, Makhan L [ORNL] [ORNL; Wei, Yaxing [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    Ecologists are increasingly confronted by questions that can be addressed only by integrating data from numerous sources, often across large geographic areas and broad time periods. The supply of ecological big data is increasing at a rapid pace as researchers are publishing their data sets and large, public science and data infrastructures (such as NEON, DataONE, LTER, & NCEAS) are producing and curating extensive volumes of complex data and metadata. While supply of, and demand for, ecological data is on the rise, many ecologists now face a new challenge in locating and synthesizing the data relevant for their particular question. Here we highlight selected popular big data products applicable to ecological research available from the NASA Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

  14. Quantization of Big Bang in crypto-Hermitian Heisenberg picture

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    Znojil, Miloslav

    2015-01-01

    A background-independent quantization of the Universe near its Big Bang singularity is considered using a drastically simplified toy model. Several conceptual issues are addressed. (1) The observable spatial-geometry characteristics of our empty-space expanding Universe is sampled by the time-dependent operator $Q=Q(t)$ of the distance between two space-attached observers (``Alice and Bob''). (2) For any pre-selected guess of the simple, non-covariant time-dependent observable $Q(t)$ one of the Kato's exceptional points (viz., $t=\\tau_{(EP)}$) is postulated {\\em real-valued}. This enables us to treat it as the time of Big Bang. (3) During our ``Eon'' (i.e., at all $t>\\tau_{(EP)}$) the observability status of operator $Q(t)$ is mathematically guaranteed by its self-adjoint nature with respect to an {\\em ad hoc} Hilbert-space metric $\\Theta(t) \

  15. BIG BANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS WITH A NON-MAXWELLIAN DISTRIBUTION

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    Bertulani, C. A. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany)] [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung, D-64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Fuqua, J. [Texas A and M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429-3011 (United States)] [Texas A and M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429-3011 (United States); Hussein, M. S. [Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Universidade de Sao Paulo, C.P. 72.012, 05508-970 Sao Paulo (Brazil)] [Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Universidade de Sao Paulo, C.P. 72.012, 05508-970 Sao Paulo (Brazil)

    2013-04-10

    The abundances of light elements based on the big bang nucleosynthesis model are calculated using the Tsallis non-extensive statistics. The impact of the variation of the non-extensive parameter q from the unity value is compared to observations and to the abundance yields from the standard big bang model. We find large differences between the reaction rates and the abundance of light elements calculated with the extensive and the non-extensive statistics. We found that the observations are consistent with a non-extensive parameter q = 1{sub -} {sub 0.12}{sup +0.05}, indicating that a large deviation from the Boltzmann-Gibbs statistics (q = 1) is highly unlikely.

  16. Electron screening and its effects on big-bang nucleosynthesis

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    Wang Biao; Bertulani, C. A.; Balantekin, A. B. [Department of Physics, Texas A and M University, Commerce, Texas 75429 (United States); Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1150 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

    2011-01-15

    We study the effects of electron screening on nuclear reaction rates occurring during the big-bang nucleosynthesis epoch. The sensitivity of the predicted elemental abundances on electron screening is studied in detail. It is shown that electron screening does not produce noticeable results in the abundances unless the traditional Debye-Hueckel model for the treatment of electron screening in stellar environments is enhanced by several orders of magnitude. This work rules out electron screening as a relevant ingredient to big-bang nucleosynthesis, confirming a previous study [see Itoh et al., Astrophys. J. 488, 507 (1997)] and ruling out exotic possibilities for the treatment of screening beyond the mean-field theoretical approach.

  17. Brawny Wimpy Brawny Investigates the efficiency of executing Big Data

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    Teo, Yong-Meng

    Preliminary Results 4 Big Data is everywhere NVIDIA GPUs become energy-efficient Efficiency Execution time Energy - Performance-to-power Ratio (PPR) - Energy-delay Product (EDP) Approach Summary5 GPU Technology Frequency 1.60 - 3.40 GHz 0.05 - 1.40 GHz Cache 32kB L1, 256kB L2, 8MB L3 32kB L1, 1MB L2 Memory 8GB DDR3 2

  18. Possible evidence for "dark radiation" from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Data

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    V. V. Flambaum; E. V. Shuryak

    2006-02-06

    We address the emerging discrepancy between the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis data and standard cosmology, which asks for a bit longer evolution time. If this effect is real, one possible implication (in a framework of brane cosmology model) is that there is a ``dark radiation'' component which is negative and makes few percents of ordinary matter density. If so, all scales of this model can be fixed, provided brane-to-bulk leakage problem is solved.

  19. Supernova bangs as a tool to study big bang

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    Blinnikov, S. I., E-mail: Sergei.Blinnikov@itep.ru [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)

    2012-09-15

    Supernovae and gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in observed Universe. This educational review tells about supernovae and their applications in cosmology. It is explained how to understand the production of light in the most luminous events with minimum required energy of explosion. These most luminous phenomena can serve as primary cosmological distance indicators. Comparing the observed distance dependence on red shift with theoretical models one can extract information on evolution of the Universe from Big Bang until our epoch.

  20. Constraints on massive gravity theory from big bang nucleosynthesis

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    Lambiase, G., E-mail: lambiase@sa.infn.it [Dipartimento di Fisica 'E. R.Caianiello', Università di Salerno, 84081 Baronissi (Italy)

    2012-10-01

    The massive gravity cosmology is studied in the scenario of big bang nucleosynthesis. By making use of current bounds on the deviation from the fractional mass, we derive the constraints on the free parameters of the theory. The cosmological consequences of the model are also analyzed in the framework of the PAMELA experiment, i.e. an excess of positron events, that the conventional cosmology and particle physics cannot explain.

  1. Constraining Big Bang lithium production with recent solar neutrino data

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    Takács, Marcell P; Szücs, Tamás; Zuber, Kai

    2015-01-01

    The 3He({\\alpha},{\\gamma})7Be reaction affects not only the production of 7Li in Big Bang nucleosynthesis, but also the fluxes of 7Be and 8B neutrinos from the Sun. This double role is exploited here to constrain the former by the latter. A number of recent experiments on 3He({\\alpha},{\\gamma})7Be provide precise cross section data at E = 0.5-1.0 MeV center-of-mass energy. However, there is a scarcity of precise data at Big Bang energies, 0.1-0.5 MeV, and below. This problem can be alleviated, based on precisely calibrated 7Be and 8B neutrino fluxes from the Sun that are now available, assuming the neutrino flavour oscillation framework to be correct. These fluxes and the standard solar model are used here to determine the 3He(alpha,gamma)7Be astrophysical S-factor at the solar Gamow peak, S(23+6-5 keV) = 0.548+/-0.054 keVb. This new data point is then included in a re-evaluation of the 3He({\\alpha},{\\gamma})7Be S-factor at Big Bang energies, following an approach recently developed for this reaction in the c...

  2. Geospatial Big Data Handling Theory and Methods: A Review and Research Challenges

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    Li, S; Anton, F; Sester, M; Winter, S; Coltekin, A; Pettit, C; Jiang, B; Haworth, J; Stein, A; Cheng, T

    2015-01-01

    Big data has now become a strong focus of global interest that is increasingly attracting the attention of academia, industry, government and other organizations. Big data can be situated in the disciplinary area of traditional geospatial data handling theory and methods. The increasing volume and varying format of collected geospatial big data presents challenges in storing, managing, processing, analyzing, visualizing and verifying the quality of data. This has implications for the quality of decisions made with big data. Consequently, this position paper of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission II (TC II) revisits the existing geospatial data handling methods and theories to determine if they are still capable of handling emerging geospatial big data. Further, the paper synthesises problems, major issues and challenges with current developments as well as recommending what needs to be developed further in the near future. Keywords: Big data, Geospatial...

  3. C-CAMP BIRAC-BIG 1st CALL ENTREPRENEUR VALEDICTORY MENTORING PROGRAMME

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    Bhalla, Upinder S.

    .05: Introductions 7.05 ­ 7.35: 5 minute Presentations by BIG Grantees o Achira Labs o Codon Biosciences o Pandorum.30 ­ 1.00 pm: Presentations by BIG Grantees 15 mins each followed by 15 mins of interactions Scientific.30: Vikas Mehra 12.30 ­ 1.00: Sea6 Energy 1.00 ­ 2.00: Lunch 2.00 ­ 3.30: Presentations by BIG Grantees (con

  4. RE-SCHEDULED FROM JAN 22 TO JAN 28 - COLLOQUIUM: Addressing Big...

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    Colloquia MBG Auditorium RE-SCHEDULED FROM JAN 22 TO JAN 28 - COLLOQUIUM: Addressing Big Data Challenges in Simulation-based Science Professor Manish Parashar Rutgers...

  5. A Simple/Short Introduction to Pre-Big-Bang Physics/Cosmology

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    G. Veneziano

    1998-03-02

    A simple, non-technical introduction to the pre-big bang scenario is given, emphasizing physical motivations, considerations, and consequences over formalism.

  6. Science DMZ-Based Big-Science Pacific Research Platform Debuts...

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    Science DMZ-Based Big-Science Pacific Research Platform Debuts at CENIC 2015 Annual Conference News & Publications ESnet News Media & Press Publications and Presentations Galleries...

  7. Big & Small Ideas: How to Lower Costs of Project Finance to achieve...

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    ssgrandchallengefinancearfin.pdf More Documents & Publications Finance Idol Word Cloud Developing Big and Small Ideas: How Can We Lower the Costs of Project Finance to...

  8. Reactor Vessel Removal: Improving Performance Big Rock Point Lessons Learned

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    Daly, P.T. [BNG America, D and D Operations, 804 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (United States)

    2006-07-01

    The Big Rock Point (BRP) reactor vessel was successfully removed, packaged in a Type B shipping container, transported, and buried. The process took almost 4 years of work by many people and a variety of companies. This paper will discuss several areas that can reduce schedule time, resulting in reduced cost and employee dose exposure. For maximum cost effectiveness, these lessons should be applied during the planning stages when developing baseline cost and schedule, As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) budgets, and work processes. (authors)

  9. Tachyon cosmology, supernovae data and the Big Brake singularity

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    Z. Keresztes; L. Á. Gergely; V. Gorini; U. Moschella; A. Yu. Kamenshchik

    2009-04-21

    We compare the existing observational data on type Ia Supernovae with the evolutions of the universe predicted by a one-parameter family of tachyon models which we have introduced recently in paper \\cite{we-tach}. Among the set of the trajectories of the model which are compatible with the data there is a consistent subset for which the universe ends up in a new type of soft cosmological singularity dubbed Big Brake. This opens up yet another scenario for the future history of the universe besides the one predicted by the standard $\\Lambda$CDM model.

  10. Quantum support vector machine for big data classification

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    Patrick Rebentrost; Masoud Mohseni; Seth Lloyd

    2014-07-10

    Supervised machine learning is the classification of new data based on already classified training examples. In this work, we show that the support vector machine, an optimized binary classifier, can be implemented on a quantum computer, with complexity logarithmic in the size of the vectors and the number of training examples. In cases when classical sampling algorithms require polynomial time, an exponential speed-up is obtained. At the core of this quantum big data algorithm is a non-sparse matrix exponentiation technique for efficiently performing a matrix inversion of the training data inner-product (kernel) matrix.

  11. Constraints on Light Dark Matter from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Brian Henning; Hitoshi Murayama

    2012-05-29

    We examine the effects of relic dark matter annihilations on big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). The magnitude of these effects have scale simply with the dark matter mass and annihilation cross-section, which we derive. Estimates based on these scaling behaviors indicate that BBN severely constrains hadronic and radiative dark matter annihilation channels in the previously unconsidered dark matter mass region MeV $\\lesssim m_{\\chi} \\lesssim 10$ GeV. Interestingly, we find that BBN constraints on hadronic annihilation channels are competitive with similar bounds derived from the cosmic microwave background.

  12. Big bang nucleosynthesis as a probe of fundamental "constants"

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    Thomas Dent; Steffen Stern

    2007-10-25

    Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) is the earliest sensitive probe of the values of many fundamental particle physics parameters. We have found the leading linear dependences of primordial abundances on all relevant parameters of the standard BBN code, including binding energies and nuclear reaction rates. This enables us to set limits on possible variations of fundamental parameters. We find that 7Li is expected to be significantly more sensitive than other species to many fundamental parameters, a result which also holds for variations of coupling strengths in grand unified (GUT) models. Our work also indicates which areas of nuclear theory need further development if the values of ``constants'' are to be more accurately probed.

  13. Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Validation Phase

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsiclouddenDVA N C E D B L O OLaura| National2.11DESERTWaterSharingBeyondBang orBigProgram

  14. Nonprofits create big economic impact in northern New Mexico

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  15. BIG SUN Energy Technology Incorporation | 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 JEnvironmental Jump to:EAandAmminex AAustria Geothermal RegionAvraPáginasSolarBBBFCLands |BIG SUN

  16. Big Flats, Wisconsin: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  17. Big Horn County, Montana: Energy Resources | 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 JEnvironmental JumpInformation BeaufortBentMichigan:Greece)Daddy s Biodiesel Inc JumpBig

  18. Big Windy Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information

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  19. Big Bend Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information

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  20. Big Horn Rural Electric Co | Open Energy Information

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  1. Big Horn Wind Power Project | Open Energy Information

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  2. Big Rapids, Michigan: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  3. Big River, California: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  4. Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change | Department of Energy

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  5. Laboratory's Season of Giving was a big success

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  6. Big Savings on Outdoor Lighting | Department of Energy

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  7. A Sandy Camp 

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    Unknown

    2011-09-05

    in this volume revolve around the premise made by John Morrill in 1983 that the English Civil War was the last war of religion, rather than the ? rst modern revolution. Although Morrill claims that this was nothing more than a ?throw- away? line aimed... presented to Morrill by Michael Brad- dick and David L. Smith (? e Experience of Revolution in Stuart Brit- ain and Ireland). Both works provide a rich resource in assessing the intersection between politics and religion in this period, in addition...

  8. Big Entropy Fluctuations in Statistical Equilibrium: The Macroscopic Kinetics

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    B. V. Chirikov; O. V. Zhirov

    2000-10-31

    Large entropy fluctuations in an equilibrium steady state of classical mechanics were studied in extensive numerical experiments on a simple 2--freedom strongly chaotic Hamiltonian model described by the modified Arnold cat map. The rise and fall of a large separated fluctuation was shown to be described by the (regular and stable) "macroscopic" kinetics both fast (ballistic) and slow (diffusive). We abandoned a vague problem of "appropriate" initial conditions by observing (in a long run)spontaneous birth and death of arbitrarily big fluctuations for any initial state of our dynamical model. Statistics of the infinite chain of fluctuations, reminiscent to the Poincar\\'e recurrences, was shown to be Poissonian. A simple empirical relation for the mean period between the fluctuations (Poincar\\'e "cycle") has been found and confirmed in numerical experiments. A new representation of the entropy via the variance of only a few trajectories ("particles") is proposed which greatly facilitates the computation, being at the same time fairly accurate for big fluctuations. The relation of our results to a long standing debates over statistical "irreversibility" and the "time arrow" is briefly discussed too.

  9. Primordial Lithium Abundance in Catalyzed Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Chris Bird; Kristen Koopmans; Maxim Pospelov

    2008-05-19

    There exists a well known problem with the Li7+Be7 abundance predicted by standard big bang nucleosynthesis being larger than the value observed in population II stars. The catalysis of big bang nucleosynthesis by metastable, \\tau_X \\ge 10^3 sec, charged particles X^- is capable of suppressing the primordial Li7+Be7, abundance and making it consistent with the observations. We show that to produce the correct abundance, this mechanism of suppression places a requirement on the initial abundance of X^- at temperatures of 4\\times 10^8 K to be on the order of or larger than 0.02 per baryon, which is within the natural range of abundances in models with metastable electroweak-scale particles. The suppression of Li7+Be7, is triggered by the formation of (Be7X^-), compound nuclei, with fast depletion of their abundances by catalyzed proton reactions, and in some models by direct capture of X^- on Be7. The combination of Li7+Be7 and Li6 constraints favours the window of lifetimes, 1000s \\la tau_X \\leq 2000 s.

  10. Effect of hydrogel particle additives on water-accessible pore structure of sandy soils: A custom pressure plate apparatus and capillary bundle model

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    Y. Wei; D. J. Durian

    2013-04-30

    To probe the effects of hydrogel particle additives on the water-accessible pore structure of sandy soils, we introduce a custom pressure plate method in which the volume of water expelled from a wet granular packing is measured as a function of applied pressure. Using a capillary bundle model, we show that the differential change in retained water per pressure increment is directly related to the cumulative cross-sectional area distribution $f(r)$ of the water-accessible pores with radii less than $r$. This is validated by measurements of water expelled from a model sandy soil composed of 2 mm diameter glass beads. In particular, the expelled water is found to depend dramatically on sample height and that analysis using the capillary bundle model gives the same pore size distribution for all samples. The distribution is found to be approximately log-normal, and the total cross-sectional area fraction of the accessible pore space is found to be $f_0=0.34$. We then report on how the pore distribution and total water-accessible area fraction are affected by superabsorbent hydrogel particle additives, uniformly mixed into a fixed-height sample at varying concentrations. Under both fixed volume and free swelling conditions, the total area fraction of water-accessible pore space in a packing decreases exponentially as the gel concentration increases. The size distribution of the pores is significantly modified by the swollen hydrogel particles, such that large pores are clogged while small pores are formed.

  11. HoustonChronicle.com -Tiny honor a big deal for algae scientist HoustonChronicle.

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    Jeong, Hae Jin

    HoustonChronicle.com - Tiny honor a big deal for algae scientist HoustonChronicle. com Section-mail this story June 18, 2005, 5:48PM Tiny honor a big deal for algae scientist By DAVID A. FAHRENTHOLD Washington Post Sometimes, algae can be the highest form of flattery. ADVERTISEMENTSo it was for Diane K. Stoecker

  12. Yale's Environment School Power Plants Big Influence in Regional Mercury Emissions Introduction Knowledge

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    Lee, Xuhui

    Yale's Environment School · Power Plants Big Influence in Regional Mercury Emissions Introduction Power Plants Big Influence in Regional Mercury Emissions Related Topics: News Releases; Publications winters and a correspondent decrease in the need for regional power plants to burn coal could partially

  13. Beyond Myopic Inference in Big Data Pipelines Karthik Raman, Adith Swaminathan, Johannes Gehrke, Thorsten Joachims

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    Joachims, Thorsten

    Beyond Myopic Inference in Big Data Pipelines Karthik Raman, Adith Swaminathan, Johannes Gehrke,adith,johannes,tj}@cs.cornell.edu ABSTRACT Big Data Pipelines decompose complex analyses of large data sets into a series of simpler tasks different pipelines. However, the interaction of independently tuned pipeline components yields poor end

  14. Why Statistics? POPULAR MEDIA AND SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS SOUND THE DRUM: "BIG DATA" WILL DRIVE OUR

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    Capecchi, Mario R.

    Why Statistics? POPULAR MEDIA AND SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS SOUND THE DRUM: "BIG DATA" WILL DRIVE OUR isolates true associations with illnesses and deaths. Big Data payoffs can be enormous, but there are many of learning from data, and of measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty; and it thereby provides

  15. DEALING WITH DATA-POOR FISHERIES: A CASE STUDY OF THE BIG SKATE (RAJA BINOCULATA) IN

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    DEALING WITH DATA-POOR FISHERIES: A CASE STUDY OF THE BIG SKATE (RAJA BINOCULATA) IN BRITISH: Master of Resource Management Project No.: 522 Title of Thesis: Dealing with data-poor fisheries: A case study of the big skate (Raja binoculata) in British Columbia's groundfish fishery Examining Committee

  16. Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw's Research on Space-Time GIS, Human Dynamics and Big Data

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    Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

    1 Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw's Research on Space-Time GIS, Human Dynamics and Big Data for Geography dynamics and big data. We have developed spatiotemporal data models, analysis functions, and visualization. In the meantime, detailed data of individual activities and interactions are being collected by vendors (e

  17. BIG DATA SYSTEMS AT THE ARM ARCHIVE I: INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION OPPORTUNITIES

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    BIG DATA SYSTEMS AT THE ARM ARCHIVE I: INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION OPPORTUNITIES Giri Palanisamy, Oak instrumentation (e.g., scanning radars and lidars). As part of the "Big Data System" (BDS) design, the ARM Archive that will be dedicated to visualization and software development based on the very large data volumes from new ARM

  18. Geographically-Distributed Databases: A Big Data Technology for Production Analysis in the Oil & Gas Industry

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    SPE 167844 Geographically-Distributed Databases: A Big Data Technology for Production Analysis advances in the scientific field of "big-data" to the world of Oil & Gas upstream industry. These off-of-the-start IT technologies currently employed in the data management of Oil & Gas production operations. Most current

  19. A Big World Inside Small-World Networks Zhihua Zhang, Jianzhi Zhang*

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    Zhang, Jianzhi

    A Big World Inside Small-World Networks Zhihua Zhang, Jianzhi Zhang* Department of Ecology networks, including biological networks, are known to have the small-world property, characterized: Zhang Z, Zhang J (2009) A Big World Inside Small-World Networks. PLoS ONE 4(5): e5686. doi:10

  20. Big Bear Solar Observatory -New Jersey Institute of Technology 2005 Greetings

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    Big Bear Solar Observatory - New Jersey Institute of Technology 2005 Greetings The Center for Solar-Terrestrial Reasearch (CSTR) at New Jersey Institute of Technology operates Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), which provides a unique and precise measure of the Earth's reflectance (a critical climate parameter since

  1. Use and selection of highway bridges by Rafinesque’s big-eared bats in South Carolina

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    Bennett, Frances M.

    2005-01-01

    s big-eared bats in South Carolina and also carried out anon all public roads in South Carolina. We surveyed 1,129s big-eared bats in the South Carolina Coastal Plain. Our

  2. Building Simulation Modelers are we big-data ready?

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    Sanyal, Jibonananda; New, Joshua Ryan

    2014-01-01

    Recent advances in computing and sensor technologies have pushed the amount of data we collect or generate to limits previously unheard of. Sub-minute resolution data from dozens of channels is becoming increasingly common and is expected to increase with the prevalence of non-intrusive load monitoring. Experts are running larger building simulation experiments and are faced with an increasingly complex data set to analyze and derive meaningful insight. This paper focuses on the data management challenges that building modeling experts may face in data collected from a large array of sensors, or generated from running a large number of building energy/performance simulations. The paper highlights the technical difficulties that were encountered and overcome in order to run 3.5 million EnergyPlus simulations on supercomputers and generating over 200 TBs of simulation output. This extreme case involved development of technologies and insights that will be beneficial to modelers in the immediate future. The paper discusses different database technologies (including relational databases, columnar storage, and schema-less Hadoop) in order to contrast the advantages and disadvantages of employing each for storage of EnergyPlus output. Scalability, analysis requirements, and the adaptability of these database technologies are discussed. Additionally, unique attributes of EnergyPlus output are highlighted which make data-entry non-trivial for multiple simulations. Practical experience regarding cost-effective strategies for big-data storage is provided. The paper also discusses network performance issues when transferring large amounts of data across a network to different computing devices. Practical issues involving lag, bandwidth, and methods for synchronizing or transferring logical portions of the data are presented. A cornerstone of big-data is its use for analytics; data is useless unless information can be meaningfully derived from it. In addition to technical aspects of managing big data, the paper details design of experiments in anticipation of large volumes of data. The cost of re-reading output into an analysis program is elaborated and analysis techniques that perform analysis in-situ with the simulations as they are run are discussed. The paper concludes with an example and elaboration of the tipping point where it becomes more expensive to store the output than re-running a set of simulations.

  3. Julia Gillard, Big Pharma, patent law and public health https://theconversation.edu.au/julia-gillard-big-pharma-patent-law-and-public-health-10226[28/11/2012 11:49:28 AM

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    Botea, Adi

    Julia Gillard, Big Pharma, patent law and public health https://theconversation.edu.au/julia-gillard-big-pharma-patent Health + Medicine Politics + Society Science + Technology Julia Gillard, Big Pharma, patent law industry and their patents ­ and has launched several inquiries into patent law and pharmaceutical drugs

  4. Text-Alternative Version of Building America Webinar: Low-e Storms: The Next "Big Thing" in Window Retrofits

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    Low-e Storms:  The Next “Big Thing” in Window RetrofitsOfficial Webinar Transcript (September 9, 2014)

  5. Anti-Proton Evolution in Little Bangs and Big Bang

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    H. Schade; B. Kampfer

    2009-03-30

    The abundances of anti-protons and protons are considered within momentum-integrated Boltzmann equations describing Little Bangs, i.e., fireballs created in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Despite of a large anti-proton annihilation cross section we find a small drop of the ratio of anti-protons to protons from 170 MeV (chemical freeze-out temperature) till 100 MeV (kinetic freeze-out temperature) for CERN-SPS and BNL-RHIC energies thus corroborating the solution of the previously exposed "ani-proton puzzle". In contrast, the Big Bang evolves so slowly that the anti-baryons are kept for a long time in equilibrium resulting in an exceedingly small fraction. The adiabatic path of cosmic matter in the phase diagram of strongly interacting matter is mapped out.

  6. Dark/visible parallel universes and Big Bang nucleosynthesis

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    Bertulani, C. A.; Frederico, T.; Fuqua, J.; Hussein, M. S.; Oliveira, O.; Paula, W. de [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A and M University-Commerce, Commerce TX 75429 (United States); Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, DCTA 12.228-900, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A and M University-Commerce, Commerce TX 75429 (United States); Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa Postal 66318, 05314-970 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, DCTA 12.228-900, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil and Departamento de Fisica, Universidade de Coimbra, 3004-516 Coimbra (Portugal); Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, DCTA 12.228-900, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil)

    2012-11-20

    We develop a model for visible matter-dark matter interaction based on the exchange of a massive gray boson called herein the Mulato. Our model hinges on the assumption that all known particles in the visible matter have their counterparts in the dark matter. We postulate six families of particles five of which are dark. This leads to the unavoidable postulation of six parallel worlds, the visible one and five invisible worlds. A close study of big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN), baryon asymmetries, cosmic microwave background (CMB) bounds, galaxy dynamics, together with the Standard Model assumptions, help us to set a limit on the mass and width of the new gauge boson. Modification of the statistics underlying the kinetic energy distribution of particles during the BBN is also discussed. The changes in reaction rates during the BBN due to a departure from the Debye-Hueckel electron screening model is also investigated.

  7. Big bang nucleosynthesis revisited via Trojan Horse method measurements

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    Pizzone, R. G.; Spartá, R.; Spitaleri, C.; La Cognata, M.; Tumino, A. [INFN—Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via Santa Sofia 62, I-95123 Catania (Italy); Bertulani, C. A.; Lalmansingh, J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A and M University, Commerce, TX 75025 (United States); Lamia, L. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università degli Studi di Catania, Via Santa Sofia 64, I-95123 Catania (Italy); Mukhamedzhanov, A., E-mail: rgpizzone@lns.infn.it [Cyclotron Institute, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 (United States)

    2014-05-10

    Nuclear reaction rates are among the most important input for understanding primordial nucleosynthesis and, therefore, for a quantitative description of the early universe. An up-to-date compilation of direct cross-sections of {sup 2}H(d, p){sup 3}H, {sup 2}H(d, n){sup 3}He, {sup 7}Li(p, ?){sup 4}He, and {sup 3}He(d, p){sup 4}He reactions is given. These are among the most uncertain cross-sections used and input for big bang nucleosynthesis calculations. Their measurements through the Trojan Horse method are also reviewed and compared with direct data. The reaction rates and the corresponding recommended errors in this work were used as input for primordial nucleosynthesis calculations to evaluate their impact on the {sup 2}H, {sup 3,4}He, and {sup 7}Li primordial abundances, which are then compared with observations.

  8. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis with Independent Neutrino Distribution Functions

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    Christel J. Smith; George M. Fuller; Michael S. Smith

    2008-12-06

    We have performed new Big Bang Nucleosynthesis calculations which employ arbitrarily-specified, time-dependent neutrino and antineutrino distribution functions for each of up to four neutrino flavors. We self-consistently couple these distributions to the thermodynamics, the expansion rate and scale factor-time/temperature relationship, as well as to all relevant weak, electromagnetic, and strong nuclear reaction processes in the early universe. With this approach, we can treat any scenario in which neutrino or antineutrino spectral distortion might arise. These scenarios might include, for example, decaying particles, active-sterile neutrino oscillations, and active-active neutrino oscillations in the presence of significant lepton numbers. Our calculations allow lepton numbers and sterile neutrinos to be constrained with observationally-determined primordial helium and deuterium abundances. We have modified a standard BBN code to perform these calculations and have made it available to the community.

  9. Big Data Visual Analytics for Exploratory Earth System Simulation Analysis

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    Steed, Chad A. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Ricciuto, Daniel M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Shipman, Galen M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Smith, Brian E. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Thornton, Peter E. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Wang, Dali [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Shi, Xiaoying [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Williams, Dean N. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2013-12-01

    Rapid increases in high performance computing are feeding the development of larger and more complex data sets in climate research, which sets the stage for so-called big data analysis challenges. However, conventional climate analysis techniques are inadequate in dealing with the complexities of today s data. In this paper, we describe and demonstrate a visual analytics system, called the Exploratory Data analysis ENvironment (EDEN), with specific application to the analysis of complex earth system simulation data sets. EDEN represents the type of interactive visual analysis tools that are necessary to transform data into insight, thereby improving critical comprehension of earth system processes. In addition to providing an overview of EDEN, we describe real-world studies using both point ensembles and global Community Land Model Version 4 (CLM4) simulations.

  10. Design of a telescope pointing and tracking subsystem for the Big Bear Solar Observatory New Solar Telescope

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    Design of a telescope pointing and tracking subsystem for the Big Bear Solar Observatory New Solar Telescope J. R. Varsika and G.Yangb aBig Bear Solar Observatory, 40386 North Shore Lane, Big Bear City, California, U.S.A.; bNew Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A. ABSTRACT The New Solar

  11. IEEE COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE MAGAZINE, VOL. XX, NO. X, XXXX 20XX 1 Big Data Opportunities and Challenges

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    Jin, Yaochu

    IEEE COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE MAGAZINE, VOL. XX, NO. X, XXXX 20XX 1 Big Data Opportunities, and Graham J. Williams Abstract--"Big Data" as a term has been among the biggest trends of the last three and perspectives of the authors relating to the new opportunities and challenges brought forth by the big data

  12. Plantage Muidergracht 12 | 020 525 4330 | admissions-mbabd@uva.nl mba-bigdata.nl MBA Big Data & Business Analytics

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    Koolen, Marijn

    Plantage Muidergracht 12 | 020 525 4330 | admissions-mbabd@uva.nl mba-bigdata.nl MBA Big Data & Business Analytics To work in Big Data or Business Analytics requires strong multi-disciplinary skills of this MBA is specifically designed to develop students into knowledgeable Big Data experts, both able to do

  13. Introduction to Big Data and High-Performance Computing Lecture 9:30 a.m., Tuesday

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    Rhode Island, University of

    Introduction to Big Data and High-Performance Computing Lecture ­ 9:30 a.m., Tuesday Labs ­ 10:00 a capacity is set to 25 students. In order to best serve students with Big Data and HPC interests and needs Big Data. This need can be in any discipline (science, engineering, computer science, mathematics

  14. Standard big bang nucleosynthesis and primordial CNO abundances after Planck

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    Coc, Alain [Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière (CSNSM), CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris Sud 11, UMR 8609, Bâtiment 104, F–91405 Orsay Campus (France); Uzan, Jean-Philippe; Vangioni, Elisabeth, E-mail: coc@csnsm.in2p3.fr, E-mail: uzan@iap.fr, E-mail: vangioni@iap.fr [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR-7095 du CNRS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 98 bis bd Arago, 75014 Paris (France)

    2014-10-01

    Primordial or big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) is one of the three historical strong evidences for the big bang model. The recent results by the Planck satellite mission have slightly changed the estimate of the baryonic density compared to the previous WMAP analysis. This article updates the BBN predictions for the light elements using the cosmological parameters determined by Planck, as well as an improvement of the nuclear network and new spectroscopic observations. There is a slight lowering of the primordial Li/H abundance, however, this lithium value still remains typically 3 times larger than its observed spectroscopic abundance in halo stars of the Galaxy. According to the importance of this ''lithium problem{sup ,} we trace the small changes in its BBN calculated abundance following updates of the baryonic density, neutron lifetime and networks. In addition, for the first time, we provide confidence limits for the production of {sup 6}Li, {sup 9}Be, {sup 11}B and CNO, resulting from our extensive Monte Carlo calculation with our extended network. A specific focus is cast on CNO primordial production. Considering uncertainties on the nuclear rates around the CNO formation, we obtain CNO/H ? (5-30)×10{sup -15}. We further improve this estimate by analyzing correlations between yields and reaction rates and identified new influential reaction rates. These uncertain rates, if simultaneously varied could lead to a significant increase of CNO production: CNO/H?10{sup -13}. This result is important for the study of population III star formation during the dark ages.

  15. Greene, C.H., J.A. Francis, and B.C. Monger. 2013. Superstorm Sandy: A series of unfortunate events? Oceanography 26(1):89, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.11.

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    Francis, Jennifer

    and an extra-tropical cyclone. Unlike a typical hurricane, this huge and power- ful hybrid storm did not lose Hatteras, NC. In addition, Superstorm Sandy exhibited the second-largest extent (> 1.4 million km2 ) of storm- force winds for any extra-tropical

  16. Big Data Is not just a New Type, but a New Paradigm

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    Jiang, Bin

    2015-01-01

    This paper is a first draft of the introduction to the special issue on volunteered geographic information published in Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (2015, 53, 1-122). In this short paper, I put georeferenced big data (hereafter, big data) such as tweets locations in comparison with small data such as census data in terms of data characteristics, and further argued that big data differs fundamentally from small data in terms of data analytics, both geometrially and statistically. I would like to thank my colleague Dr. Jean-Claude Thill, who expanded the draft towards a broader scope.

  17. Ecology of Juvenile Salmon in Shallow Tidal Freshwater Habitats in the Vicinity of the Sandy River Delta, Lower Columbia River, 2008 Annual Report.

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    Sather, NK; Johnson, GE; Storch, AJ [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    2009-07-06

    The tidal freshwater monitoring (TFM) project reported herein is part of the research, monitoring, and evaluation effort developed by the Action Agencies (Bonneville Power Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [USACE], and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) in response to obligations arising from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as a result of operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System. The project is being performed under the auspices of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (Project No. 2005-001-00). The research is a collaborative effort among the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the University of Washington. The overarching goal of the TFM project is to bridge the gap in knowledge between tidal freshwater habitats and the early life history attributes of migrating salmon. The research questions include: In what types of habitats within the tidal freshwater area of the Columbia River are juvenile salmon found, when are they present, and under what environmental conditions? What is the ecological contribution of shallow (0-5 m) tidal freshwater habitats to the recovery of ESA-listed salmon in the Columbia River basin? Field data collection for the TFM project commenced in June 2007 and since then has continued monthly at six to nine sites in the vicinity of the Sandy River delta (river kilometer 192-208). While this report includes summary data spanning the 19-month period of study from June 2007 through December 2008, it highlights sampling conducted during calendar year 2008. Detailed data for calendar year 2007 were reported previously. The 2008 research objectives were as follows: (1) Characterize the vegetation composition and percent cover, conventional water quality, water surface elevation, substrate composition, bathymetry, and beach slope at the study sites within the vicinity of the Sandy River delta. (2) Characterize the fish community and juvenile salmon migration, including species composition, length-frequency distribution, density (number/m{sup 2}), and temporal and spatial distributions in the vicinity of the Sandy River delta in the lower Columbia River and estuary (LCRE). (3) Determine the stock of origin for juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) captured at sampling sites through genetic identification. (4) Characterize the diets of juvenile Chinook and coho (O. kisutch) salmon captured within the study area. (5) Estimate run timing, residence times, and migration pathways for acoustic-tagged fish in the study area. (6) Conduct a baseline evaluation of the potential restoration to reconnect the old Sandy River channel with the delta. (7) Apply fish density data to initiate a design for a juvenile salmon monitoring program for beach habitats within the tidal freshwater segment of the LCRE (river kilometer 56-234).

  18. EM Wins Awards for Taking Big Steps to Reduce DOE’s Electronics Footprint

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is talking big steps to reduce its electronics footprint with exceptional results. EM sites won the majority of awards given to DOE for their outstanding performance in the 2012 Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC).

  19. >> Home >> World News Michael Richardson: Win for France over fusion reactor a big blow to Japan

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    World News >> Home >> World News Michael Richardson: Win for France over fusion reactor a big blow source of energy, heat and light. Some scientists say fusion is the best option for abundant

  20. The Decay of the Neutron or Beta Decay, the Big Bang, and the...

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    Decay of the Neutron or Beta Decay, the Big Bang, and the Left-Handed Universe Apr 03 2014 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Geoffrey L. Greene Physics Division, ORNL Research Accelerator...

  1. The Influence of Big Donors on Congressional Behavior and Electoral Prospects 

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    Socker, Erica Marie

    2013-11-18

    on their roll call voting, bill sponsorship and primary election prospects. The results suggest big donors shift members further to the ideological right and decrease their likelihood of introducing direct government spending bills in Congress. These financial...

  2. Data-aware distributed scientific computing for big-data problems...

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    Technical Report: Data-aware distributed scientific computing for big-data problems in bio-surveillance Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Data-aware distributed scientific...

  3. A Flexible Approach to Big Data at the APS | Argonne National...

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    A Flexible Approach to Big Data at the APS November 23, 2015 11:00AM to 12:00PM Presenter Ray Osborn (MSD), Senior Physicist Location Building 401, Room A1100 Type Seminar Series...

  4. Big Data-Driven Marketing: How Machine Learning Outperforms Marketers’ Gut-Feeling

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    Sundsøy, Pål

    2014-01-01

    This paper shows how big data can be experimentally used at large scale for marketing purposes at a mobile network operator. We present results from a large-scale experiment in a MNO in Asia where we use machine learning ...

  5. Big Data for Disease Control: Interdisciplinary approaches to data linkage and management 

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    Lee, Shona Jane

    2014-08-26

    The source of tremendous promise and unsettling surveillance alike, the term ‘Big Data’ has attracted substantial public attention in recent years, garnering widespread press coverage and debate in equal measure. In reality it is like any other...

  6. Making Big Data Useful for Health Care: A Summary of the Inaugural MIT Critical Data Conference

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    Badawi, Omar

    With growing concerns that big data will only augment the problem of unreliable research, the Laboratory of Computational Physiology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology organized the Critical Data Conference in ...

  7. Research Positions in Big Data Computational Biology Department of Computational and Systems Biology

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    Benos, Takis

    Research Positions in Big Data Computational Biology Department of Computational and clinical data related to melanoma and chronic lung diseases. The ideal, and will have research experience in computational biology. 2. One Data Scientist

  8. Big Data around UW-Madison Brian S. Yandell,UW-Madison

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    Yandell, Brian S.

    (1995 Silicon Snake Oil) PBS NOVA (1990) "The KGB, the Computer, and Me" #12;What is (are) big data and networks · Spatial/temporal ­ images at all scales, static and dynamic ­ geospatial alliance, biomedical

  9. The 3rd Annual International TCE Conference Machine Learning & Big Data

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    Schuster, Assaf

    The 3rd Annual International TCE Conference Machine Learning & Big Data Call for Presentations Industry Track at the International TCE Conference in Haifa The 3rd annual International TCE Conference

  10. SPECTROSCOPIC DIAGNOSTICS OF DISK ACCRETION IN HER BIG AE/BE STARS

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    Hillenbrand, Lynne

    1 SPECTROSCOPIC DIAGNOSTICS OF DISK ACCRETION IN HER­ BIG AE/BE STARS L. GHANDOUR, S. STROM, S). In this contribution, we present preliminary results using new spectroscopic data to explore whether the last three

  11. Vascular Plant Survey of the Canyonlands Unit of the Big Thicket National Preserve, Tyler County, Texas 

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    Haile, Kelly

    2012-10-19

    The Big Thicket National Preserve is located in the southern part of the United States. It is within the Pineywoods vegetation region of southeastern Texas. This study area was the Canyonlands Unit, a unit located entirely ...

  12. The relationship of social desirability responding and the Big Five: an investigation using confirmatory factor analysis 

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    Carlisle, Todd Dana

    2000-01-01

    The relationship between social desirability responding (SDR) and the Big Five factors of personality was both summarized with a review of past and current studies and directly investigated using a series of confirmatory ...

  13. Inhomogeneous big bang nucleosynthesis with late-decaying massive particles

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    J. Lopez-Suarez; R. Canal

    1998-04-22

    We investigate the possibility of accounting for the currently inferred primordial abundances of D, 3He, 4He, and 7Li by big bang nucleosynthesis in the presence of baryon density inhomogeneities plus the effects of late-decaying massive particles (X), and we explore the allowed range of baryonic fraction of the closure density Omega_b in such context. We find that, depending on the parameters of this composite model (characteristic size and density contrast of the inhomogeneities; mass-density, lifetime, and effective baryon number in the decay of the X-particles), values as high as \\Omega_{b}h_{50}^{2}\\simeq 0.25-0.35 could be compatible with the primordial abundances of the light nuclides. We include diffusion of neutrons and protons at all stages, and we consider the contribution of the X particles to the energy density, the entropy production by their decay, the possibility that the X-products could photodissociate the light nuclei produced during the previous stages of nucleosynthesis, and also the possibility that the decay products of the X-particles would include a substantial fraction of hadrons. Specific predictions for the primordial abundance of Be are made.

  14. Big Bang Day : Afternoon Play - Torchwood: Lost Souls

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    None

    2011-04-25

    Martha Jones, ex-time traveller and now working as a doctor for a UN task force, has been called to CERN where they're about to activate the Large Hadron Collider. Once activated, the Collider will fire beams of protons together recreating conditions a billionth of a second after the Big Bang - and potentially allowing the human race a greater insight into what the Universe is made of. But so much could go wrong - it could open a gateway to a parallel dimension, or create a black hole - and now voices from the past are calling out to people and scientists have started to disappear... Where have the missing scientists gone? What is the secret of the glowing man? What is lurking in the underground tunnel? And do the dead ever really stay dead? Lost Souls is a spin-off from the award-winning BBC Wales TV production Torchwood. It stars John Barrowman, Freema Agyeman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Lucy Montgomery (of Titty Bang Bang) and Stephen Critchlow.

  15. Dark Radiation from Particle Decays during Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Menestrina, Justin L

    2011-01-01

    Cosmic microwave background (CMB) observations suggest the possibility of an extra dark radiation component, while the current evidence from big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) is more ambiguous. Dark radiation from a decaying particle can affect these two processes differently. Early decays add an additional radiation component to both the CMB and BBN, while late decays can alter the radiation content seen in the CMB while having a negligible effect on BBN. Here we quantify this difference and explore the intermediate regime by examining particles decaying during BBN, i.e., particle lifetimes \\tau_X satisfying 0.1 sec 1000 sec), \\Delta N_{BBN} is dominated by the energy density of the nonrelativistic particles before they decay, so that \\Delta N_{BBN} remains nonzero and becomes independent of the particle lifetime. By varying both the particle energy density and lifetime, one can obtain any desired combination of \\Delta N_{BBN} and \\Delta N_{CMB}, subject to the constraint that \\Delta N_{CMB} >= \\Delta N_{BBN}.

  16. The NACRE Thermonuclear Reaction Compilation and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Richard H. Cyburt; Brian D. Fields; Keith A. Olive

    2001-05-17

    The theoretical predictions of big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) are dominated by uncertainties in the input nuclear reaction cross sections. In this paper, we examine the impact on BBN of the recent compilation of nuclear data and thermonuclear reactions rates by the NACRE collaboration. We confirm that the adopted rates do not make large overall changes in central values of predictions, but do affect the magnitude of the uncertainties in these predictions. Therefore, we then examine in detail the uncertainties in the individual reaction rates considered by NACRE. When the error estimates by NACRE are treated as 1\\sigma limits, the resulting BBN error budget is similar to those of previous tabulations. We propose two new procedures for deriving reaction rate uncertainties from the nuclear data: one which sets lower limits to the error, and one which we believe is a reasonable description of the present error budget. We propagate these uncertainty estimates through the BBN code, and find that when the nuclear data errors are described most accurately, the resulting light element uncertainties are notably smaller than in some previous tabulations, but larger than others. Using these results, we derive limits on the cosmic baryon-to-photon ratio $\\eta$, and compare this to independent limits on $\\eta$ from recent balloon-borne measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). We discuss means to improve the BBN results via key nuclear reaction measurements and light element observations.

  17. Baghouse Slipstream Testing at TXU's Big Brown Station

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    John Pavlish; Jason Laumb; Robert Jensen; Jeffery Thompson; Christopher Martin; Mark Musich; Brandon Pavlish; Stanley Miller; Lucinda Hamre

    2007-04-30

    Performing sorbent testing for mercury control at a large scale is a very expensive endeavor and requires months of planning and careful execution. Even with good planning, there are plant limitations on what operating/design parameters can be varied/tested and when. For parameters that cannot be feasibly tested at the full scale (lower/higher gas flow, different bag material, cleaning methods, sorbents, etc.), an alternative approach is used to perform tests on a slipstream unit using flue gas from the plant. The advantage that a slipstream unit provides is the flexibility to test multiple operating and design parameters and other possible technology options without risking major disruption to the operation of the power plant. Additionally, the results generated are expected to simulate full-scale conditions closely, since the flue gas used during the tests comes directly from the plant in question. The Energy & Environmental Research Center developed and constructed a mobile baghouse that allows for cost-effective testing of impacts related to variation in operating and design parameters, as well as other possible mercury control options. Multiple sorbents, air-to-cloth ratios, bag materials, and cleaning frequencies were evaluated while flue gas was extracted from Big Brown when it fired a 70% Texas lignite-30% Powder River Basin (PRB) blend and a 100% PRB coal.

  18. Constraint on slepton intergenerational mixing from big-bang nucleosynthesis

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    Kohri, Kazunori; Ohta, Shingo; Sato, Joe; Shimomura, Takashi; Yamanaka, Masato [Theory Center, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba 305-0801 (Japan); Department of Physics, Saitama University, Shimo-okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama, 338-8570 (Japan); Department of Physics, Niigata University, Niigata, 950-8502 (Japan) and Max-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Maskawa Institute for Science and Culture, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto 603-8555 (Japan)

    2012-07-27

    We find constraint on intergenerational mixing of slepton from big-bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). Today, we know that there exist lepton flavor violation (LFV) from the observation of neutrino oscillation, though there do not exist LFV in the standard model of particle physics (SM). LFV in charged lepton sector (cLFV) have also been expected to exist. From theoretical point of view, the effects of long-lived stau on BBN have been investigated and it is known that the stau can solve the cosmological 7Li problem. However, in the study so far, tau flavor is exactly conserved and it contradict with the existence of cLFV. In this study, we generalize the flavor to be violated and call the stau as slepton. Even if the violation is tiny, it drastically changes the lifetime and the evolution of relic density of the slepton. Thus we analyze the effects of the long-lived slepton on BBN, and constrain the magnitude of the cLFV.

  19. Effect of quark-mass variation on big bang nucleosynthesis

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    J. C. Berengut; V. F. Dmitriev; V. V. Flambaum

    2009-07-14

    We calculate the effect of variation in the light-current quark mass, $m_q$, on standard big bang nucleosynthesis. A change in $m_q$ at during the era of nucleosynthesis affects nuclear reaction rates, and hence primordial abundances, via changes the binding energies of light nuclei. It is found that a relative variation of $\\delta m_q/m_q = 0.016 \\pm 0.005$ provides better agreement between observed primordial abundances and those predicted by theory. This is largely due to resolution of the existing discrepancies for 7Li. However this method ignores possible changes in the position of resonances in nuclear reactions. The predicted 7Li abundance has a strong dependence on the cross-section of the resonant reactions 3He(d,p)4He and t(d,n)4He. We show that changes in $m_q$ at the time of BBN could shift the position of these resonances away from the Gamow window and lead to an increased production of 7Li, exacerbating the lithium problem.

  20. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and the Helium Isotope Ratio

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    Cooke, Ryan

    2015-01-01

    The conventional approach to search for departures from the standard model of physics during Big Bang Nucleosynthesis involves a careful, and subtle measurement of the mass fraction of baryons consisting of helium. Recent measurements of this quantity tentatively support new physics beyond the standard model but, historically, this method has suffered from hidden systematic uncertainties. In this letter, I show that a combined measurement of the primordial deuterium abundance and the primordial helium isotope ratio has the potential to provide a complementary and reliable probe of new physics beyond the standard model. Using the recent determination of the primordial deuterium abundance and assuming that the measured pre-solar 3He/4He meteoritic abundance reflects the primordial value, a bound can be placed on the effective number of neutrino species, Neff(BBN) = 3.01 (+0.95 -0.76, with 95 per cent confidence). Although this value of Neff supports the standard model, it is presently unclear if the pre-solar 3...

  1. Big Problems. Big Results.

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 OutreachProductswsicloudwsiclouddenDVA N C E D B L O OLaura| National2.11DESERTWaterSharingBeyondBang or

  2. Visualization at Supercomputing Centers: The Tale of Little Big Iron and the Three Skinny Guys

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    Bethel, E. Wes; van Rosendale, John; Southard, Dale; Gaither, Kelly; Childs, Hank; Brugger, Eric; Ahern, Sean

    2010-12-01

    Supercomputing Centers (SC's) are unique resources that aim to enable scientific knowledge discovery through the use of large computational resources, the Big Iron. Design, acquisition, installation, and management of the Big Iron are activities that are carefully planned and monitored. Since these Big Iron systems produce a tsunami of data, it is natural to co-locate visualization and analysis infrastructure as part of the same facility. This infrastructure consists of hardware (Little Iron) and staff (Skinny Guys). Our collective experience suggests that design, acquisition, installation, and management of the Little Iron and Skinny Guys does not receive the same level of treatment as that of the Big Iron. The main focus of this article is to explore different aspects of planning, designing, fielding, and maintaining the visualization and analysis infrastructure at supercomputing centers. Some of the questions we explore in this article include:"How should the Little Iron be sized to adequately support visualization and analysis of data coming off the Big Iron?" What sort of capabilities does it need to have?" Related questions concern the size of visualization support staff:"How big should a visualization program be (number of persons) and what should the staff do?" and"How much of the visualization should be provided as a support service, and how much should applications scientists be expected to do on their own?"

  3. Visualization at Supercomputing Centers: The Tale of Little Big Iron and the Three Skinny Guys

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    Bethel, E Wes [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Brugger, Eric [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

    2011-01-01

    Supercomputing centers are unique resources that aim to enable scientific knowledge discovery by employing large computational resources - the 'Big Iron.' Design, acquisition, installation, and management of the Big Iron are carefully planned and monitored. Because these Big Iron systems produce a tsunami of data, it's natural to colocate the visualization and analysis infrastructure. This infrastructure consists of hardware (Little Iron) and staff (Skinny Guys). Our collective experience suggests that design, acquisition, installation, and management of the Little Iron and Skinny Guys doesn't receive the same level of treatment as that of the Big Iron. This article explores the following questions about the Little Iron: How should we size the Little Iron to adequately support visualization and analysis of data coming off the Big Iron? What sort of capabilities must it have? Related questions concern the size of visualization support staff: How big should a visualization program be - that is, how many Skinny Guys should it have? What should the staff do? How much of the visualization should be provided as a support service, and how much should applications scientists be expected to do on their own?

  4. Supporting Information Conformational Substates of Myoglobin Intermediate

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    Ihee, Hyotcherl

    , Graduate School of Nanoscience & Technology (WCU), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology buffer (pH 7.0) containing 150-mM NaCl and 1-mM PMSF. The cell debris was removed by centrifugation at 17 at the BioCARS 14-ID-B beamline at the Advanced Photon Source while the storage ring was operated

  5. Line Rebuild, Relocation and Substation Projects

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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 likeUniverseIMPACTThousand CubicResourcelogo and-E C H2015Tray and|Projects Pages

  6. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and the Helium Isotope Ratio

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    Ryan Cooke

    2015-10-09

    The conventional approach to search for departures from the standard model of physics during Big Bang Nucleosynthesis involves a careful, and subtle measurement of the mass fraction of baryons consisting of helium. Recent measurements of this quantity tentatively support new physics beyond the standard model but, historically, this method has suffered from hidden systematic uncertainties. In this letter, I show that a combined measurement of the primordial deuterium abundance and the primordial helium isotope ratio has the potential to provide a complementary and reliable probe of new physics beyond the standard model. Using the recent determination of the primordial deuterium abundance and assuming that the measured pre-solar 3He/4He meteoritic abundance reflects the primordial value, a bound can be placed on the effective number of neutrino species, Neff(BBN) = 3.01 (+0.95 -0.76, with 95 per cent confidence). Although this value of Neff supports the standard model, it is presently unclear if the pre-solar 3He/4He ratio reflects the primordial value. New astrophysical measurements of the helium isotope ratio in near-pristine environments, together with updated calculations and experimental values of several important nuclear reactions (some of which are already being attempted), will lead to much improved limits on possible departures from the standard model. To this end, I describe an analysis strategy to measure the 3He I flux emitted from nearby low metallicity H II regions. The proposed technique can be attempted with the next generation of large telescopes, and will be easier to realize in metal-poor H II regions with quiescent kinematics.

  7. 9/18/09 2:43 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy // Current Page 1 of 11http://current.com/items/90718274_big-wave-theory-offers-alternative-to-dark-energy.htm

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    Temple, Blake

    9/18/09 2:43 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy // Current Page 1 of 11http://current.com/items/90718274_big-wave-theory-offers-alternative-to-dark-energy.htm login | register |home tv shows schedule to Dark Energy // Current Page 2 of 11http://current.com/items/90718274_big-wave-theory-offers-alternative-to-dark-energy

  8. The X^- Solution to the ^6Li and ^7Li Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Problems

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    Motohiko Kusakabe; Toshitaka Kajino; Richard N. Boyd; Takashi Yoshida; Grant J. Mathews

    2008-03-24

    The $^6$Li abundance observed in metal poor halo stars appears to exhibit a plateau as a function of metallicity similar to that for $^7$Li, suggesting a big bang origin. However, the inferred primordial abundance of $^6$Li is $\\sim$1000 times larger than that predicted by standard big bang nucleosynthesis for the baryon-to-photon ratio inferred from the WMAP data. Also, the inferred $^7$Li primordial abundance is 3 times smaller than the big bang prediction. We here describe in detail a possible simultaneous solution to both the problems of underproduction of $^6$Li and overproduction of $^7$Li in big bang nucleosynthesis. This solution involves a hypothetical massive, negatively-charged leptonic particle that would bind to the light nuclei produced in big bang nucleosynthesis, but would decay long before it could be detected. We consider only the $X$-nuclear reactions and assume that the effect of decay products is negligible, as would be the case if lifetime were large or the mass difference between the charged particle and its daughter were small. An interesting feature of this paradigm is that, because the particle remains bound to the existing nuclei after the cessation of the usual big bang nuclear reactions, a second longer epoch of nucleosynthesis can occur among $X$-nuclei. We confirm that reactions in which the hypothetical particle is transferred can occur that greatly enhance the production of $^6$Li while depleting $^7$Li. We also identify a new reaction that destroys large amounts of $^7$Be, and hence reduces the ultimate $^7$Li abundance. Thus, big-bang nucleosynthesis in the presence of these hypothetical particles, together with or without an event of stellar processing, can simultaneously solve the two Li abundance problems.

  9. Facies architecture of the upper Calvert Bluff Formation exposed in the highwall of Big Brown Mine, Fairfield, Texas 

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    Sturdy, Michael Dale

    2006-10-30

    or liquefaction of adjacent sandy banks (Turner and Munro, 1987; Reading, 1996). Incised Valley Fill Description These brown to gray fine-grained cross stratified sands vary from zero to over 70 feet (21.3 m) thick. The lower bounding contact is an erosion surface...

  10. Elevated levels of plasma Big endothelin-1 and its relation to hypertension and skin lesions in individuals exposed to arsenic

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    Hossain, Ekhtear; Islam, Khairul; Yeasmin, Fouzia [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi-6205 (Bangladesh)] [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi-6205 (Bangladesh); Karim, Md. Rezaul [Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003 (Bangladesh)] [Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003 (Bangladesh); Rahman, Mashiur; Agarwal, Smita; Hossain, Shakhawoat; Aziz, Abdul; Al Mamun, Abdullah; Sheikh, Afzal; Haque, Abedul; Hossain, M. Tofazzal [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi-6205 (Bangladesh)] [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi-6205 (Bangladesh); Hossain, Mostaque [Department of Medicine, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), Dhaka (Bangladesh)] [Department of Medicine, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM), Dhaka (Bangladesh); Haris, Parvez I. [Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH (United Kingdom)] [Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH (United Kingdom); Ikemura, Noriaki; Inoue, Kiyoshi; Miyataka, Hideki; Himeno, Seiichiro [Laboratory of Molecular Nutrition and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Tokushima 770–8514 (Japan)] [Laboratory of Molecular Nutrition and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Tokushima 770–8514 (Japan); Hossain, Khaled, E-mail: khossain69@yahoo.com [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi-6205 (Bangladesh)] [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi-6205 (Bangladesh)

    2012-03-01

    Chronic arsenic (As) exposure affects the endothelial system causing several diseases. Big endothelin-1 (Big ET-1), the biological precursor of endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a more accurate indicator of the degree of activation of the endothelial system. Effect of As exposure on the plasma Big ET-1 levels and its physiological implications have not yet been documented. We evaluated plasma Big ET-1 levels and their relation to hypertension and skin lesions in As exposed individuals in Bangladesh. A total of 304 study subjects from the As-endemic and non-endemic areas in Bangladesh were recruited for this study. As concentrations in water, hair and nails were measured by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS). The plasma Big ET-1 levels were measured using a one-step sandwich enzyme immunoassay kit. Significant increase in Big ET-1 levels were observed with the increasing concentrations of As in drinking water, hair and nails. Further, before and after adjusting with different covariates, plasma Big ET-1 levels were found to be significantly associated with the water, hair and nail As concentrations of the study subjects. Big ET-1 levels were also higher in the higher exposure groups compared to the lowest (reference) group. Interestingly, we observed that Big ET-1 levels were significantly higher in the hypertensive and skin lesion groups compared to the normotensive and without skin lesion counterpart, respectively of the study subjects in As-endemic areas. Thus, this study demonstrated a novel dose–response relationship between As exposure and plasma Big ET-1 levels indicating the possible involvement of plasma Big ET-1 levels in As-induced hypertension and skin lesions. -- Highlights: ? Plasma Big ET-1 is an indicator of endothelial damage. ? Plasma Big ET-1 level increases dose-dependently in arsenic exposed individuals. ? Study subjects in arsenic-endemic areas with hypertension have elevated Big ET-1 levels. ? Study subjects with arsenic-induced skin lesions show elevated plasma Big ET-1 levels. ? Arsenic-induced hypertension and skin lesions may be linked to plasma Big ET-1 levels.

  11. U.S. strategic petroleum reserve Big Hill 114 leak analysis 2012.

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    Lord, David L.; Roberts, Barry L.; Lord, Anna C. Snider; Sobolik, Steven Ronald; Park, Byoung Yoon; Rudeen, David Keith [GRAM, Inc., Albuquerque, NM

    2013-06-01

    This report addresses recent well integrity issues related to cavern 114 at the Big Hill Strategic Petroleum Reserve site. DM Petroleum Operations, M&O contractor for the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, recognized an apparent leak in Big Hill cavern well 114A in late summer, 2012, and provided written notice to the State of Texas as required by law. DM has since isolated the leak in well A with a temporary plug, and is planning on remediating both 114 A- and B-wells with liners. In this report Sandia provides an analysis of the apparent leak that includes: (i) estimated leak volume, (ii) recommendation for operating pressure to maintain in the cavern between temporary and permanent fixes for the well integrity issues, and (iii) identification of other caverns or wells at Big Hill that should be monitored closely in light of the sequence of failures there in the last several years.

  12. 3/3/2014 Big ideas for tinywindmills at UTA | RenewablesBiz http://www.renewablesbiz.com/article/14/03/big-ideas-tiny-windmills-uta 1/3

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    Energy Central E-Newsletters Recent News/Commentary Three Firms Win Solar Plant Tenders In Va. politics, renewable energy dwarfed by big utility ET Solar Builds Large Scale Solar Power Projects in UK Big ideas windmills could one day power wireless sensors that detect cracks in bridges, failures in security systems

  13. Astrophysical S-factor for destructive reactions of lithium-7 in big bang nucleosynthesis

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    Komatsubara, Tetsuro; Kwon, YoungKwan; Moon, JunYoung; Kim, Yong-Kyun [Rare Isotope Science Project, Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Moon, Chang-Bum [Hoseo University, Asan, Chungnam (Korea, Republic of); Ozawa, Akira; Sasa, Kimikazu; Onishi, Takahiro; Yuasa, Toshiaki; Okada, Shunsuke; Saito, Yuta [Division of Physics, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan); Hayakawa, Takehito; Shizuma, Toshiyuki [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Shirakata Shirane, Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan); Kubono, Shigeru [RIKEN, Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama (Japan); Kusakabe, Motohiko [School of Liberal Arts and Science, Korea Aerospace University (Korea, Republic of); Kajino, Toshitaka [National Astronomical Observatory, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo (Japan)

    2014-05-02

    One of the most prominent success with the Big Bang models is the precise reproduction of mass abundance ratio for {sup 4}He. In spite of the success, abundances of lithium isotopes are still inconsistent between observations and their calculated results, which is known as lithium abundance problem. Since the calculations were based on the experimental reaction data together with theoretical estimations, more precise experimental measurements may improve the knowledge of the Big Bang nucleosynthesis. As one of the destruction process of lithium-7, we have performed measurements for the reaction cross sections of the {sup 7}L({sup 3}He,p){sup 9}Be reaction.

  14. Non-universal scalar-tensor theories and big bang nucleosynthesis

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    Alain Coc; Keith A. Olive; Jean-Philippe Uzan; Elisabeth Vangioni

    2008-11-12

    We investigate the constraints that can be set from big-bang nucleosynthesis on two classes of models: extended quintessence and scalar-tensor theories of gravity in which the equivalence principle between standard matter and dark matter is violated. In the latter case, and for a massless dilaton with quadratic couplings, the phase space of theories is investigated. We delineate those theories where attraction toward general relativity occurs. It is shown that big-bang nucleosynthesis sets more stringent constraints than those obtained from Solar system tests.

  15. Big picture Ads Duplicate detection Spam Web IR Size of the web Web Search and Text Mining

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    Gray, Alexander

    Big picture Ads Duplicate detection Spam Web IR Size of the web Web Search and Text Mining http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~agray/6240spr11 IIR 19: Web Search Basics Alexander Gray Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing 2011 Gray: Web Search Basics 1 / 117 #12;Big picture Ads Duplicate detection Spam Web IR Size

  16. Cisco Systems Research Chair The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) invites applications for a newly established Cisco Systems Research Chair in Big Data and

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    applications for a newly established Cisco Systems Research Chair in Big Data and Open Government government,Web 2.0, big data analytics and social media. This tenured-track position, with reduced teaching

  17. The Digital Skin of Cities: Urban Theory and Research in the Age of the Sensored and Metered City, Ubiquitous Computing, and Big Data

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    Rabari, Chirag

    2013-01-01

    Metered City, Ubiquitous Computing, and Big Data A thesisMetered City, Ubiquitous Computing, and Big Data by ChiragIn concert with ubiquitous computing, and the increasing use

  18. Progress on the 1.6-meter New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory

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    of the drivers for building solar telescopes with large apertures. Recent advances in adaptive optics (AO) make it possible to build solar telescopes in an open configuration and thus go beyond the conventional meterProgress on the 1.6-meter New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory C. Denkera, P. R

  19. Towards an Understanding of Facets and Exemplars of Big Data Applications Geoffrey C.Fox1

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    Towards an Understanding of Facets and Exemplars of Big Data Applications Geoffrey C.Fox1 conclusions for the hardware and software architectures that are suggested by this analysis. 1. Introduction cases. However our focus is on Science and Engineering research of data- intensive applications. We

  20. ORIGINAL PAPER Global warming may freeze the invasion of big-headed ants

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    Courchamp, Franck

    ORIGINAL PAPER Global warming may freeze the invasion of big-headed ants Cleo Bertelsmeier · Gloria is that these threats interact, and that a globally warming climate could favour invasive species. In this study we techniques, 3 Global Circu- lation Models and 2 CO2 emission scenarios, we generated world maps with suitable

  1. From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour

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    Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

    From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour Jeffrey D H Higgs boson Gauge bosons (force field quanta) Higgs boson and vacuum expectation value Strong) photon Z boson W bosons H Higgs boson Gauge bosons (force field quanta) Higgs boson and vacuum

  2. From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour

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    Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

    From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour Jeffrey D neutrino Z0 W + W -g gluon (8) photon Z boson W bosons Quarks Leptons H Higgs boson Gauge bosons (force field quanta) Higgs boson and vacuum expectation value Strong force EM force Weak force #12;Par7cles

  3. The Thermal Control of the New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Observatory

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    For large-diameter solar telescopes operating at the theoretical diffraction limit, one of the main designThe Thermal Control of the New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Observatory Angelo P. Verdonia and Carsten Denkera aNew Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, 323 Martin

  4. Galen H. Sasaki EE 361 University of Hawaii 1 More C functions and Big

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    Sasaki, Galen H.

    Galen H. Sasaki EE 361 University of Hawaii 1 More C functions and Big Picture [MIPSc Notes ­ Assembling · Passing parameters by value or reference Galen H. Sasaki EE 361 University of Hawaii 2 C;Galen H. Sasaki EE 361 University of Hawaii 3 Callee max(int i, int j) { if (i>j) return i; else return

  5. Compilation and R-matrix analysis of Big Bang nuclear reaction rates

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    Pierre Descouvemont; Abderrahim Adahchour; Carmen Angulo; Alain Coc; Elisabeth Vangioni-Flam

    2004-07-06

    We use the R-matrix theory to fit low-energy data on nuclear reactions involved in Big Bang nucleosynthesis. A special attention is paid to the rate uncertainties which are evaluated on statistical grounds. We provide S factors and reaction rates in tabular and graphical formats.

  6. Big Science, Small Scale Western University has made significant investments in nanotechnology

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    Lennard, William N.

    Big Science, Small Scale Western University has made significant investments in nanotechnology in materials and biomaterials. Nanotechnology is poised to revolutionize and advance many vital sectors in nanotechnology and photonics · Houses state-of-the-art instruments, with tools for SEM capabilities and focused

  7. Using Big Data and Smart Field Technology for Detecting Leakage in a CO2 Storage Projects

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    of the underground carbon dioxide storage to confine and sustain the injected CO2 for very long time. If a leakageSPE 166137 Using Big Data and Smart Field Technology for Detecting Leakage in a CO2 Storage sequestration of carbon dioxide is one of the most fascinating developing technologies in order to reduce

  8. Before the Big Bang? A Novel Resolution of a Profound Cosmological Puzzle

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    Penrose, Roger

    2010-09-01

    The second law of thermodynamics says, in effect, that things get more random as time progresses. Thus, we can deduce that the beginning of the universe - the Big Bang - must have been an extraordinarily precisely organized state. What was the nature of this state? How can such a special state have come about? In Penrose's talk, a novel explanation is suggested.

  9. April 28, 2005 Itty-Bitty and Shrinking, Fusion Device Has Big Ideas

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    and slams them together to produce helium. Unlike earlier claims of tabletop fusion - "cold fusion," in 1989April 28, 2005 Itty-Bitty and Shrinking, Fusion Device Has Big Ideas By KENNETH CHANG Correction nuclear fusion - the same process that powers the sun - in a footlong cylinder just five inches

  10. BIG: A ResourceBounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent \\Lambday

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    Zhang, Xiaoqin

    BIG: A Resource­Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent \\Lambday Victor Lesser an invaluable information resource but the explosion of available information has made web search a time of accessibility, reliability and associated costs present a complex information gathering coordination problem

  11. BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent y

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent y Victor Lesser Bryan an invaluable information resource but the explosion of available information has made web search a time of accessibility, reliability and associated costs present a complex information gathering coordination problem

  12. BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent

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    Raja, Anita

    BIG: A Resource-Bounded Information Gathering and Decision Support Agent ¡ Victor Lesser Bryan an invaluable information resource but the explosion of available information has made web search a time of accessibility, reliability and associated costs present a complex information gathering coordination problem

  13. Why Big Data Industrial Systems Need Rules and What We Can Do About It

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    Doan, AnHai

    of Wisconsin-Madison, 2 Uber, 3 LinkedIn, 4 @WalmartLabs ABSTRACT Big Data industrial systems that address generation, evaluation, execution, optimization, and maintenance. We discuss ongoing work at Walmart the second and fifth authors were at Walmart- Labs. Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part

  14. Neutrinos and Arms Control: Thinking Big about Detection of Neutrinos from

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    Learned, John

    Neutrinos and Arms Control: Thinking Big about Detection of Neutrinos from Reactors at Long detect and monitor any new reactor, in particular one which may be producing illicit nuclear weapons FOR INTERNATIONAL REACTOR MONITORING In the present world political environment when nuclear weapons capability

  15. BigBOSS: The Ground-Based Stage IV BAO Experiment BBiiggBBOOSSSS

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    M) for this experiment is expected to be equal to that of a JDEM mission for BAO with the lower risk and cost typical pipeline designs. The BigBOSS project is enabled by the impressive 3 degree diameter field of view of the 4

  16. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Third parties attract few votes, can have big impact

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Third parties attract few votes, can have big impact By Anthony Man for Socialist and PSL for Party for Socialism and Liberation -- don't help much. Hoffman said he recognized one, the former Republican governor of New Mexico. Johnson has a platform that could appeal to people on the left

  17. Assessing the impact of feral hog populations on the natural resources of Big Thicket National Preserve 

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    Chavarria, Pedro Mazier

    2009-05-15

    The Big Thicket National Preserve (BTNP) is a unit of the National Park Service whose mission prioritizes conservation of its wildlands in the United States. One threat to natural resources of the BTNP has been impacts associated with feral hog (Sus...

  18. Abstract: In the era of Big Data are traditional analysis tools and concepts drawn from signal

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    Columbia University

    Abstract: In the era of Big Data are traditional analysis tools and concepts drawn from signal data are often conveniently represented by graphs, with the data becoming functions or signals for Networked Data" Professor José M. F. Moura November 19, 2013 11:00AM Davis Auditorium Electrical Engineering

  19. Efficient Privacy-Preserving Big Data Processing through Proxy-Assisted ORAM

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Efficient Privacy-Preserving Big Data Processing through Proxy-Assisted ORAM (Extended Abstract a client to securely outsource his private data to the cloud while at the same time to delegate to a third party the right to run certain algorithms on his data. The mechanism is privacy-preserving, meaning

  20. Parallel Gaussian Process Regression for Big Data: Low-Rank Representation Meets Markov Approximation

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    Jaillet, Patrick

    Parallel Gaussian Process Regression for Big Data: Low-Rank Representation Meets Markov comes at a cost of poor scalability in the data size. To improve its scalability, this paper presents with larger data). As a result, our LMA method can trade off between the size of the support set and the or

  1. Doctoral Defense "Big Data for Urban Sustainability:Integrating Human Mobility

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    Eustice, Ryan

    Doctoral Defense "Big Data for Urban Sustainability:Integrating Human Mobility Dynamics data, neglecting the individual heterogeneity. Individual travel patterns affect charging behavior to be taken into account in environmental assessments. Using vehicle trajectory data of over 10,000 taxis

  2. Big Blue in the Bottomless Pit: The Early Years of IBM Chile

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    Medina, Eden

    Big Blue in the Bottomless Pit: The Early Years of IBM Chile Eden Medina Indiana University In examining the history of IBM in Chile, this article asks how IBM came to dominate Chile's computer market and, to address this question, emphasizes the importance of studying both IBM corporate strategy

  3. Big doctor on campus Dr. McGarvey wins District Teacher of the

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    Stanford, Kyle

    Big doctor on campus Dr. McGarvey wins District Teacher of the Year award. Nathan Gonzales Staff. John McGarvey. Unique is one way to put it, award-winning is another one entirely. For 20 years, Dr. Mc on the floor. It took me almost three months to win them over." Through the years, however, McGarvey began

  4. Solving Big Problems Managed by UT-Battelle for the US Department of Energy

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    Solving Big Problems Managed by UT-Battelle for the US Department of Energy Science and Technology battery research. Project Manager--Lynn Kszos Writers--Deborah Counce, Kathy Graham, Gregory Scott Jones images--iStockphotoTM Editors--Priscilla Henson, David Keim Oak Ridge National Laboratory is managed

  5. Limited sampling hampers "big data" estimation of species richness in a tropical biodiversity hotspot

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    Schierup, Mikkel Heide

    and future of the world's biodiversity in the face of human-induced climate and land-use change has focussedLimited sampling hampers "big data" estimation of species richness in a tropical biodiversity by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, a center funded by the National Science Foundation

  6. Lithium in cool stellar atmospheres: Big bang nucleosynthesis and extrasolar planets

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    Lithium in cool stellar atmospheres: Big bang nucleosynthesis and extrasolar planets Matthias Steffen and Elisabetta Caffau Sternphysik In metal-poor stellar atmospheres, the Lithium line at 6707 Ã?-NLTE, respectively. The accurate spectroscopic determination of the Lithium abundance and in particular the 6Li/7Li

  7. Surface Urban Heat Island Across 419 Global Big Cities Shushi Peng,

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    Myneni, Ranga B.

    , and we assess several potential biophysical and socio-economic driving factors. Across the big cities, we this has been disputed by several studies.6 On the other side, urban heat island also has negative impacts on the quality of the city life from the aspects of energy consumption, air and water quality, and human health

  8. Biography of Barbara J. Garrison Barbara Jane Garrison was born in Big Rapids, Michigan,

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    Biography of Barbara J. Garrison Barbara Jane Garrison was born in Big Rapids, Michigan, on March 7, 1949. After serving as a medic in World War II, Barbara's father Homer "Gary" Garrison had resumed his the eighth grade, was the first in the Garrison family to go to college and he graduated in Pharmacy. Bettie

  9. Monte-Carlo Analysis of Big Bang Production of Beryllium and Boron

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    David Thomas

    1994-12-11

    There is continued interest in the possibility that big bang nucleosynthesis may produce significant quantities of Be and B. In this paper we reevaluate the primordial abundances taking into account uncertainties in reactions rates. We discuss the implications for primordial nucleosynthesis, and for galactic cosmic ray spallation.

  10. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Constraints on the Self-Gravity of Pressure

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    Saul Rappaport; Josiah Schwab; Scott Burles; Gary Steigman

    2007-10-28

    Using big bang nucleosynthesis and present, high-precision measurements of light element abundances, we constrain the self-gravity of radiation pressure in the early universe. The self-gravity of pressure is strictly non-Newtonian, and thus the constraints we set provide a direct test of this prediction of general relativity and of the standard, Robertson-Walker-Friedmann cosmology.

  11. Dark matter relic abundance and big bang nucleosynthesis in Horava's gravity

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    Lambiase, G. [University of Salerno (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Napoli (Italy)

    2011-05-15

    The cosmological consequences of Horava's gravity are reviewed in the frameworks of the PAMELA experiment (which has reported an excess of positron events that likely can be ascribed to weakly interacting massive particles dark matter) and of big bang nucleosynthesis. Constraints on parameters characterizing Horawa's cosmology are derived.

  12. Constraints on the Self-Gravity of Radiation Pressure via Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Saul Rappaport; Josiah Schwab; Scott Burles

    2007-07-24

    Using standard big-bang nucleosynthesis and present, high-precision measurements of light element abundances, we place constraints on the self-gravity of radiation pressure in the early universe. The self-gravity of pressure is strictly non-Newtonian, and thus the constraints we set are a direct test of this aspect of general relativity.

  13. Hypersonic acoustic excitations in binary colloidal crystals: Big versus small hard sphere control

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    Schofield, Andrew B.

    Hypersonic acoustic excitations in binary colloidal crystals: Big versus small hard sphere control January 2007 The phononic band structure of two binary colloidal crystals, at hypersonic frequencies diagrams of the single colloidal crystals of the constituent particles. Besides the acoustic band

  14. A Holistic Architecture for the Internet of Things, Sensing Services and Big Data

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    Sreenan, Cormac J.

    A Holistic Architecture for the Internet of Things, Sensing Services and Big Data David Tracey will be required for the billions of devices envisaged in the Internet of Things (IoT). The potential of WSNs called "Internet of Things" (IoT). Definitions of IoT generally share the idea that it relates

  15. Thermodynamics of Apparent Horizon and Friedmann Equations in Big Bounce Universe

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    Molin Liu; Yuling Yang; Jianbo Lv; Lixin Xu

    2014-12-08

    In this paper, the thermodynamics of apparent horizon and Friedmann equations are studied in a big bounce universe typified by a non-singular big bounce, as opposed to a singular big bang. This cosmological model can describe radiation dominated early universe and matter dominated late universe in FRW model. Our calculational results show that Einstein gravitational field equations could be derived by the first law of thermodynamics and the fluid's continuity equation. The connections between thermodynamics and gravity are observed in big bounce universe. In the late stages of cold and hot universes, the apparent horizons are convergent and the time when apparent horizons begin to bounce essentially in agreement with that of universe's scalar factor. In the early stage of both cold and hot universes, we find there is only one geometry containing a 4D de Sitter universe with general state parameter. Furthermore, we also find the form of apparent horizon in early universe is strongly dependent on the extra dimension which suggests that the effect of extra dimension could be found in early universe.

  16. Big Data Challenges for Large Radio Arrays Dayton L. Jones, Kiri Wagstaff, David R. Thompson, Larry D'Addario, Robert Navarro, Chris Mattmann,

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    Wagstaff, Kiri L.

    1 Big Data Challenges for Large Radio Arrays Dayton L. Jones, Kiri Wagstaff, David R. Thompson be analyzed or stored affordably with current practices. This is, by definition, a "big data" problem in many other fields. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing technologies to address big data issues

  17. Towards HPC-ABDS: An Initial High-Performance Big Data Stack , School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

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    1 Towards HPC-ABDS: An Initial High-Performance Big Data Stack Judy Qiu , School of Informatics effectiveness hampered by the increasing volume, variety and rate of change (velocity) of big data ecosystem, resulting in an integrated system generically called high- performance big data system (HPBDS

  18. 22 July/August 2013 Published by the IEEE Computer Society 0272-1716/13/$31.00 2013 IEEE Big-Data Visualization

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    Park, Haesun

    22 July/August 2013 Published by the IEEE Computer Society 0272-1716/13/$31.00 © 2013 IEEE Big-Data Visualization Customizing Computational Methods for Visual Analytics with Big Data Jaegul Choo and Haesun Park Georgia Tech Owing to the complexities and obscuri- ties in large-scale datasets ("big data"), interest

  19. A Performance Study of Big Data on Small Nodes Dumitrel Loghin, Bogdan Marius Tudor, Hao Zhang, Beng Chin Ooi, Yong Meng Teo

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    Teo, Yong-Meng

    A Performance Study of Big Data on Small Nodes Dumitrel Loghin, Bogdan Marius Tudor, Hao Zhang,bogdan,zhangh,ooibc,teoym}@comp.nus.edu.sg ABSTRACT The continuous increase in volume, variety and velocity of Big Data exposes datacenter resource systemati- cally conduct a performance study of Big Data execution on small nodes in comparison

  20. Intra- and interspecific responses to Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) social calls.

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    Loeb, Susan, C.; Britzke, Eric, R.

    2010-07-01

    Bats respond to the calls of conspecifics as well as to calls of other species; however, few studies have attempted to quantify these responses or understand the functions of these calls. We tested the response of Rafinesque’s big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) to social calls as a possible method to increase capture success and to understand the function of social calls. We also tested if calls of bats within the range of the previously designated subspecies differed, if the responses of Rafinesque’s big-eared bats varied with geographic origin of the calls, and if other species responded to the calls of C. rafinesquii. We recorded calls of Rafinesque’s big-eared bats at two colony roost sites in South Carolina, USA. Calls were recorded while bats were in the roosts and as they exited. Playback sequences for each site were created by copying typical pulses into the playback file. Two mist nets were placed approximately 50–500 m from known roost sites; the net with the playback equipment served as the Experimental net and the one without the equipment served as the Control net. Call structures differed significantly between the Mountain and Coastal Plains populations with calls from the Mountains being of higher frequency and longer duration. Ten of 11 Rafinesque’s big-eared bats were caught in the Control nets and, 13 of 19 bats of other species were captured at Experimental nets even though overall bat activity did not differ significantly between Control and Experimental nets. Our results suggest that Rafinesque’s big-eared bats are not attracted to conspecifics’ calls and that these calls may act as an intraspecific spacing mechanism during foraging.

  1. Sandy Ridge | 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 JEnvironmental Jump to:EA EIS Report UrlNM-bRenewableSMUD WindI Jump to:Miguel,WastewaterRidge Jump

  2. Sandy Updates | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterestedReplacement-2-AA-1 SECTION JSTEM-ing theSummary of Reported6, 2015 Ms.|4,Press

  3. From human mobility to renewable energies: Big data analysis to approach worldwide multiscale phenomena

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    Raischel, Frank; Lind, Pedro G

    2014-01-01

    We address and discuss recent trends in the analysis of big data sets, with the emphasis on studying multiscale phenomena. Applications of big data analysis in different scientific fields are described and two particular examples of multiscale phenomena are explored in more detail. The first one deals with wind power production at the scale of single wind turbines, the scale of entire wind farms and also at the scale of a whole country. Using open source data we show that the wind power production has an intermittent character at all those three scales, with implications for defining adequate strategies for stable energy production. The second example concerns the dynamics underlying human mobility, which presents different features at different scales. For that end, we analyze $12$-month data of the Eduroam database within Portuguese universities, and find that, at the smallest scales, typically within a set of a few adjacent buildings, the characteristic exponents of average displacements are different from...

  4. Reheating and dangerous relics in pre-big bang string cosmology

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    Alessandra Buonanno; Martin Lemoine; Keith A. Olive

    2000-09-27

    We discuss the mechanism of reheating in pre-big bang string cosmology and we calculate the amount of moduli and gravitinos produced gravitationally and in scattering processes of the thermal bath. We find that this abundance always exceeds the limits imposed by big-bang nucleosynthesis, and significant entropy production is required. The exact amount of entropy needed depends on the details of the high curvature phase between the dilaton-driven inflationary era and the radiation era. We show that the domination and decay of the zero-mode of a modulus field, which could well be the dilaton, or of axions, suffices to dilute moduli and gravitinos. In this context, baryogenesis can be accomodated in a simple way via the Affleck-Dine mechanism and in some cases the Affleck-Dine condensate could provide both the source of entropy and the baryon asymmetry.

  5. 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.

  6. Dr. StrangeBox or : how I learned to stop worrying and love urban big box retail

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    Press, Jared Harding

    2013-01-01

    Over the past decade, Big Box retailers have been trying to tap into urban markets after years of explicitly avoiding them in favor of suburban environments. In the past few years, retailers have begun experimenting with ...

  7. Decrements in Children's Responses to Big and Tall: A Reconsideration of the Potential Cognitive and Semantic Causes

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    Gathercole, V. C. Mueller

    1980-01-01

    The potential causes of decrements in children's understanding of big and tall (Maratsos, 1973, 1974) are reconsidered. Five hypotheses are examined in detail. Two of them, the strong cognitive hypothesis and the strong semantic hypothesis, offer...

  8. The National Center for Biomedical Ontology Enabling the retrieval, integration, and analysis of "big data" in biomedicine

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    Ungerleider, Leslie G.

    , and analysis of "big data" in biomedicine In June 2012, the Data and Informatics that the NIH "promote data sharing through central and federated catalogs." The foundation of such catalogs for data sharing rests in the ontologies and controlled terminologies

  9. Constraints on unparticle long range forces from big bang nucleosynthesis bounds on the variation of the gravitational coupling

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    O. Bertolami; N. M. C. Santos

    2009-06-18

    We use big bang nucleosynthesis bounds on the variation of the gravitational coupling to derive constraints on the strength of the deviation from the gravitational inverse-square law due to tensor and vector unparticle exchange.

  10. 11th HEAD Meeting March 14, 2010 Big Island, Hawaii ChaMPlane Galactic Bulge Latitude

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    11th HEAD Meeting March 1­4, 2010 Big Island, Hawaii ChaMPlane Galactic Bulge Latitude Survey, Hilo, HI 96720 U.S.A. http://hea-www.harvard.edu/ChaMPlane/ Zhao/CfA ChaMPlane 1 #12;11th HEAD Meeting observation "Limiting Window", a low extinction window closest to the SgrA* with Av=3.9. We also completed

  11. Our Most Popular Energy Conservation Opportunities - Ideas That Could Save Big Dollars For You 

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    Whitney, R. D.; Al-Qattan, I. Y.; Turner, W. C.

    1984-01-01

    ENERGY CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITIES - IDEAS TI-lAT COULD SAVE BIG IDLLARS FUR YOU Richard D. Whitney Ibrahim Y. Al-Qattan Wayne C. Turner Oklahoma Industrial Energy f1anagement Program Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma Abstract... program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy with the University Science Center of Philadelphia Acting as a primary manager. The Oklahoma EADC is one of a total of five currently active EADC programs. These programs are located at Georgia Institute...

  12. A Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis Limit on the Neutral Fermion Decays into Neutrinos

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    Motohiko Kusakabe; A. B. Balantekin; Toshitaka Kajino; Y. Pehlivan

    2013-04-09

    Using the primordial helium abundance, an upper limit to the magnetic moments for Dirac neutrinos had been provided by imposing restrictions on the number of the additional helicity states. Considering non-thermal photons produced in the decay of the heavy sterile mass eigenstates due to the neutrino magnetic moment, we explore the constraints imposed by the observed abundances of all the light elements produced during the Big Bang nucleosynthesis.

  13. Out of the white hole: a holographic origin for the Big Bang

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    Pourhasan, Razieh; Afshordi, Niayesh; Mann, Robert B. E-mail: nafshordi@pitp.ca

    2014-04-01

    While most of the singularities of General Relativity are expected to be safely hidden behind event horizons by the cosmic censorship conjecture, we happen to live in the causal future of the classical Big Bang singularity, whose resolution constitutes the active field of early universe cosmology. Could the Big Bang be also hidden behind a causal horizon, making us immune to the decadent impacts of a naked singularity? We describe a braneworld description of cosmology with both 4d induced and 5D bulk gravity (otherwise known as Dvali-Gabadadze-Porati, or DGP model), which exhibits this feature: the universe emerges as a spherical 3-brane out of the formation of a 5D Schwarzschild black hole. In particular, we show that a pressure singularity of the holographic fluid, discovered earlier, happens inside the white hole horizon, and thus need not be real or imply any pathology. Furthermore, we outline a novel mechanism through which any thermal atmosphere for the brane, with comoving temperature of ?20% of the 5D Planck mass can induce scale-invariant primordial curvature perturbations on the brane, circumventing the need for a separate process (such as cosmic inflation) to explain current cosmological observations. Finally, we note that 5D space-time is asymptotically flat, and thus potentially allows an S-matrix or (after minor modifications) an AdS/CFT description of the cosmological Big Bang.

  14. Necessary and sufficient conditions for big bangs, bounces, crunches, rips, sudden singularities, and extremality events

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    Celine Cattoen; Matt Visser

    2005-08-30

    The physically relevant singularities occurring in FRW cosmologies had traditionally been thought to be limited to the "big bang", and possibly a "big crunch". However, over the last few years, the zoo of cosmological singularities considered in the literature has become considerably more extensive, with "big rips" and "sudden singularities" added to the mix, as well as renewed interest in non-singular cosmological events such as "bounces" and "turnarounds". In this article we present a complete catalogue of such cosmological milestones, both at the kinematical and dynamical level. First, using generalized power series, purely kinematical definitions of these cosmological events are provided in terms of the behaviour of the scale factor a(t). The notion of a "scale-factor singularity'" is defined, and its relation to curvature singularities (polynomial and differential) is explored. Second, dynamical information is extracted by using the Friedmann equations (without assuming even the existence of any equation of state) to place constraints on whether or not the classical energy conditions are satisfied at the cosmological milestones. We use these considerations to derive necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of cosmological milestones such as bangs, bounces, crunches, rips, sudden singularities, and extremality events. Since the classification is extremely general, the corresponding results are to a high degree model-independent: In particular, we provide a complete characterization of the class of bangs, crunches, and sudden singularities for which the dominant energy condition is satisfied.

  15. CX-010552: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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    Big George Substation Access Road Snow Prevention, Park County, Wyoming CX(s) Applied: B1.11 Date: 06/20/2013 Location(s): Wyoming Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Rocky Mountain Region

  16. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    Mountain Association for Community Economic Development- HowmartKY On-Bill Financing Energy Efficiency Program Four rural utility cooperatives in Eastern Kentucky (Big Sandy...

  17. Tax Credits, Rebates & Savings | Department of Energy

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    EE Mountain Association for Community Economic Development- HowmartKY On-Bill Financing Energy Efficiency Program Four rural utility cooperatives in Eastern Kentucky (Big Sandy...

  18. Refined scenario of standard Big Bang nucleosynthesis allowing for nonthermal nuclear reactions in the primordial plasma

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    Voronchev, Victor T.; Nakao, Yasuyuki; Nakamura, Makoto; Tsukida, Kazuki [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); Division of Advanced Plasma Research, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-166 Oaza-Obuchi-Aza-Omotedate, Rokkasho, Kamikita, Aomori 039-3212 (Japan); Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)

    2012-11-12

    The standard scenario of big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) is generalized to take into account nonthermal nuclear reactions in the primordial plasma. These reactions are naturally triggered in the BBN epoch by fast particles generated in various exoergic processes. It is found that, although such particles can appreciably enhance the rates of some individual reactions, their influence on the whole process of element production is not significant. The nonthermal corrections to element abundances are obtained to be 0.1% ({sup 3}H), -0.03% ({sup 7}Li), and 0.34 %-0.63% (CNO group).

  19. World pipeline construction patterns shifting away from big North American gas lines

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    Koen, A.D.; True, W.R.

    1992-02-10

    The pattern of world pipeline construction has begun to shift away from large diameter gas lines in North America. Total miles of gas pipelines planned this year and beyond have registered big increases in Europe and Asia- Pacific regions, more than offsetting decreased mileage of planned U.S. and Canadian gas projects. World products pipeline construction planned in 1992 and beyond shows the largest year to year gain, paced by projects in Latin America. Those are among highlights of this article. Many projects only under study or unlikely to be built are excluded from final mileage tallies.

  20. n+p -> d+gamma for Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis

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    Jiunn-Wei Chen; Martin J. Savage

    1999-07-09

    The cross section for n+p -> d+gamma is calculated at energies relevant to big bang nucleosynthesis using the recently developed effective field theory that describes the two-nucleon sector. The E1 amplitude is computed up to NNNLO and depends only upon nucleon-nucleon phase shift data. In contrast, the M1 contribution is computed up to NLO, and the four-nucleon-one-magnetic-photon counterterm that enters is determined by the cross section for cold neutron capture. The uncertainty in the calculation for nucleon energies up to E ~ 1 MeV is estimated to be < 4%.