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  1. International market integration for natural gas? : a cointegration analysis of priced in Europe, North America and Japan

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    L'Hegaret, Guillaume

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the degree of natural gas market integration in Europe, North America and Japan, between the mid 1990?s and 2002. Our hypothesis is that there was a certain split of prices between Europe and North America. The ...

  2. Creating the wholesale market for electricity in Japan : what should Japan learn from major markets in the United States and Europe?

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    Hori, Takahide

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The movement of deregulation in Japan's electric power industry started in 1995 with the revision of the Electric Utility Industry Law. During these past over five years, levels of various discussions have been made in ...

  3. Characterizing Inter-domain Rerouting after Japan Earthquake

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    Chang, Rocky Kow-Chuen

    tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. Nuclear power plant and Japan's largest electric utility that 10 out of 19 monitored paths from Europe, US, Australia and Japan to HARNET (The Hong Kong Academic

  4. atsugi kanagawa japan: Topics by E-print Network

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

    States and Europe? MIT - DSpace Summary: The movement of deregulation in Japan's electric power industry started in 1995 with the revision of the Electric Utility Industry...

  5. Greater flexibility, greater growth: A comparative study of labor and capitalist models in Japan, Germany, and the United States.

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    Thompson, Jay Arthur

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??After the end of the Second World War, three major economic powers emerged. Japan in Asia, Germany in Europe, and the United States in North… (more)

  6. Japan's China Strategy

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    TAKAHASHI, Sugio

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    11, JANUARY 2012 Japan’s China Strategy Sugio TAKAHASHIAsia with the ascendancy of China as a world economic power.War policy of “shaping” China into a model country while “

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - australia brazil canada Sample Search Results

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    Commerce Placement Report -Class of 2010 Summary: Australia International Brazil China Egypt Japan Singapore Taiwan United States United Kingdom... 'sBachelorofCommerceisafour-yea...

  8. FBIS report. Science and technology: Europe/international, December 16, 1996

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    NONE

    1996-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Partial Contents: France: Structil Specializes in Aerospace Composites, Stealth Material; Italy: Casini Views Italian Space Agency`s Operation; Germany: Growth in Biotech Jobs, Markets Predicted; France: Development Completed for Antirunway Apache Cruise Missile; EU Advances Against Japan`s Inroads in Programmable Robotics; Germany: Rewritable Polymers for Lasers Developed; Italy: Ministry Approves Applied Research Funds; Italy Italsat F-1, F-2 Satellites Compared; and Europe: Airbus Aims for Half of Chinese Aircraft Market.

  9. Japan’s Nuclear Hedge: Beyond "Allergy" and Breakout

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    Samuels, Richard J.

    This chapter examines the future of Japan’s hedged dependence on U.S. extended deterrence and encourages more imaginative thinking about potential outcomes and strategic implications as the second nuclear age unfolds.

  10. North America Europe Central &

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    Johnson, Matthew

    Per capita consumption Population (100 millions) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 North America Western Europe Per capita consumption Population (100 millions) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 #12;2 % of habitat alteration from% of habitat alteration from per capita consumptionper capita consumption #s above bars are m2 per

  11. Sophia University Tokyo, Japan

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    Sophia University Tokyo, Japan About: Located in the center of Tokyo, Sophia offers a very diverse and vibrant atmosphere. Students who attend Sophia can go for any discipline within their Faculty of Liberal Offerings 3. Accommodations 4. Application Materials For more information visit: http://www.sophia

  12. Call for expression of interest EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation Forum

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    for Brazilian SMEs, Technological Parks and other innovation actors for cooperation with Europe (Tour of BrazilCall for expression of interest EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation Forum Participation to B2B targeting research and innovation actors. Among them, this year the EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation

  13. Japan HEU Removal | National Nuclear Security Administration

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Plan Japan HEU Removal Japan HEU Removal Location Japan United States 37 36' 59.5872" N, 140 5' 51.5616" E See map: Google Maps Javascript is required to view this map....

  14. Japan | National Nuclear Security Administration

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    on Contributions to Global Minimization of Nuclear Material See a fact sheet here.The White HouseOffice of the Press SecretaryRecalling the history of Japan-U.S. bilateral...

  15. Japan’s Approaches to DefenseTransparency: Perspectivesfrom the Japanese and Chinese Defense Establishments

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    Fei, John

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    En- ergy Basic Law confines Japanese nuclear activi- ties tonot a formal law, Japan’s “three non-nuclear principles” (

  16. A comparative study of wind power in the United States, Europe and Japan : strategies applicable to Japan

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    Shimizu, Shinji. M.B.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores measures in the Japanese energy industry in order to meet the Kyoto target and further abate carbon dioxide beyond this target. To meet the Kyoto target, the Japanese government wants to increase ...

  17. Diaspora without Homeland: Being Korean in Japan

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    Ryang, Sonia; Lie, John

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Japan: Pyong- yang’s Abductions Spell Fallout forChongryun Af?liate over ‘80 Abduction. ” 2006. Japan Times,like the North Korean abduction of Japanese citizens. From

  18. Aerial Measuring System in Japan

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    Lyons, C., Colton, D. P.

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Agency’s Aerial Measuring System deployed personnel and equipment to partner with the U.S. Air Force in Japan to conduct multiple aerial radiological surveys. These were the first and most comprehensive sources of actionable information for U.S. interests in Japan and provided early confirmation to the government of Japan as to the extent of the release from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Generation Station. Many challenges were overcome quickly during the first 48 hours; including installation and operation of Aerial Measuring System equipment on multiple U.S. Air Force Japan aircraft, flying over difficult terrain, and flying with talented pilots who were unfamiliar with the Aerial Measuring System flight patterns. These all combined to make for a dynamic and non-textbook situation. In addition, the data challenges of the multiple and on-going releases, and integration with the Japanese government to provide valid aerial radiological survey products that both military and civilian customers could use to make informed decisions, was extremely complicated. The Aerial Measuring System Fukushima response provided insight in addressing these challenges and gave way to an opportunity for the expansion of the Aerial Measuring System’s mission beyond the borders of the US.

  19. December 2003 SIMULATION NEWS EUROPE

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    Kuzmanov, Georgi

    Simulating High Energy Ball Mills using Discrete Events ­ page 3 Transport Logistics Study Discrete Event, CP, C10, C11, C15 11 Comparison Solutions Comparisons of Modelling and Simulation Techniques Europe, comparisons on simulation techniques Editor-in-Chief: Felix Breitenecker, TU Vienna - ARGESIM, c

  20. CENTRAL EUROPE MANAGING AUTHORITY CITY OF VIENNA

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    Genova, Universitŕ degli Studi di

    CENTRAL EUROPE MANAGING AUTHORITY CITY OF VIENNA Municipal Department for European affairs (MA 27 PROGRAMME Thematic study: Energy efficiency and renewable energies in the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Request European regions more competitive, innovative, attractive and accessible. The Central Europe Programme area

  1. Japan`s refiner/marketers headed for major shakeout

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    NONE

    1996-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Japan`s downstream oil industry is in a state of crisis and headed for a major shakeout. The major catalyst for this was a dramatic deregulation step during April 1996 that allowed refined petroleum product imports by non-refiners. The move, together with a sharp drop in refining margins, falling retail gasoline prices, and a service station sector on the brink of collapse, are all leading to massive changes in the way the country`s refiners and marketers do business. This paper reviews the collapse of corporate profits during this period of deregulation; the development of a new price system geared toward bringing the prices of gasoline, fuel oil, and kerosene into line with each other to offset the fall in gasoline prices; and industry restructuring including mergers, acquisitions, and marketing consolidation. The paper then makes predictions on the outcome of these changes on the Japanese oil industry.

  2. Europe's last chance to restructure

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    Tattum, L.

    1992-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Looking back over the year, there has been remarkably little sign of restructuring in the chemical industry in view of the current financial crisis in most companies. But the apparent paralysis in terms of plant closures or ownership changes may be disguising much behind-the-scenes activity. But the pain threshold of companies is proving surprisingly high. Looking at ethylene plants, Shell's Peter Kwant notes that almost half the steam crackers operating in Europe are 20 years old or more. They amount to one-third of capacity, or twice current underutilization. No steps have been taken to close any unit. Meanwhile, five producers collectively will have introduced 2 million m.t./year of extra ethylene capacity between 1991 and 1994. One factor hampering closure is that 40% of ethylene capacity in Europe is at isolated sites not connected to either the Benelux/Germany ARG pipeline or a local network such as those in the UK or France. BP Chemicals chief Bryan Sanderson raised that point at a recent Wertheim Schroder/Chemical Week/Chem Systems conference in New York, arguing that steep price falls occur in times of demand slump because of the inelastic supply curve for monster chemical plants. The industry could manage cycles better, he suggests, if rather than closing its incremental capacity, small, flexible plants were available to open and close as demand warrants, thus flattening the supply curve. In addition, following the US example - where 90% of ethylene capacity is connected to pipeline system should be available in Europe, giving companies greater flexibility to take plants on- and offline. The latter solution, of course, would not work for Europe's 18 loss-making polyethylene (PE) producers, and here straight closures or merging of businesses are the only solution.

  3. FBIS report. Science and technology: Japan, December 10, 1996

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    NONE

    1996-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Contents (partial): Japan: Fabrication of Diamond Single Crystal Thin Film by Ion Beam Deposition; Japan: Hitachi Metal Develops New Semi Solid Metal Processing Technology; Japan: NTT Develops Fuel Cell System That Uses Both City Gas, LPG; Japan: Daihatsu Motor Completes Prototype EV; Japan: NIRIM Announces Success With Synthetic Bone Development; Japan: Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Plans Clinical Trials of Gene Therapy to Cerebral Tumor in Japan; Japan: MITI To Provide Aid for Residential Solar Power Generation Systems; Japan: MELCO To Provide Satellite Solar Cell Panel for SSL, USA; Japan: Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Leads Nuclear Research; Japan: Kobe Steel`s Superconducting Magnet Ready to Go Fast; Japan: MPT To Begin Validation Test for Electric Money Implementation; and Japan: Defense Agency to Send ASDF`s Pilots to Russia for Training.

  4. Japan's Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030 Considering Energy Efficiency Standards "Top-Runner Approach"

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    Komiyama, Ryoichi

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L ABORATORY Japan’s Residential Energy Demand Outlook tol i f o r n i a Japan’s Residential Energy Demand Outlook toParticularly in Japan’s residential sector, where energy

  5. FBIS report. Science and technology: Japan, May 7, 1996

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    NONE

    1996-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    ;Partial Contents: Japan: FH1 Aerospace Division Executive on UAV R&D; JapaN: MHI Delivers First F-2 Flight Test Model; Nuclear Technologies; Japan: Nuclear Material Research in Cross-Over Research Project; Japan: MITI To Subsidize Development of Cryptography; Defense Industries; Japan: JADI Announces FY96 Major Events Schedule; Japan: Rollout Ceremony Held for First OH-X Flight Test Model; and Japan: KHI Weapons Designer OH-X Development.

  6. Europe

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) " ,"ClickPipelines AboutDecemberSteam Coal Import96Nebraska NuclearDecade2003 DetailedUse inRevenueMay6 63

  7. Europe

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) " ,"ClickPipelines AboutDecemberSteam Coal Import96Nebraska NuclearDecade2003 DetailedUse inRevenueMay6

  8. Us-Japan cooperation on safeguards

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    Beddingfield, David H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Menlove, Howard O [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hori, Masato [JAEA; Kawakubo, Yoko [JAEA; Mcclelland - Kerr, J [NNSA

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a long history of collaborative safeguards development between the United States and Japan. Japan has built, and continues to expand, the largest civil nuclear fuel cycle under full-scope IAEA safeguards in world. This development has posed unique challenges to the international safeguards system. Safeguards developments made through the US-Japan cooperation to address these unique challenges have significantly impacted the technologies deployed for international safeguards applications around the world.

  9. Europe and Japan with the elbow-with-elbow to accomodate engine ITER

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    .12.03|13h1713h17 ? The competition for the machine installation of with thermonuclear fusion is announced, selected after a survey campaign, where the experimental engine with thermonuclear fusion ITER experts - thermonuclear fusion, who come to supra establish a new record in the engine with Tore fusion

  10. Buying a sustainable future? Timber procurement policies in Europe and Japan

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    to be an essential part of certification. Photo Norbert Gami/TFT Page 14: Theatre`De Spiegel'in Zwolle, Netherlands: ZuidamUithof Drukkerijen, Netherlands Photos: Front and back cover: Old growth forests are still being Vancouver Island in Canada. Photo Saskia Ozinga Page 6: Logging trucks are a common sight in Canada. Photo

  11. PASJ: Publ. Astron. Soc. Japan , 1??, c 2007. Astronomical Society of Japan.

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    Li, Hui

    PASJ: Publ. Astron. Soc. Japan , 1­??, c 2007. Astronomical Society of Japan. Response of Solar 210008, China lihui@mail.pmo.ac.cn 2 National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1, Osawa, Mitaka-ray data from the Hinode satellite to study the response of solar chromosphere and corona to the emerging

  12. Wind Resource Assessment in Europe Using Emergy

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    Paudel, Subodh; Santarelli, Massimo; Martin, Viktoria; Lacarriere, Bruno; Le Corre, Olivier

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy in Vietnam: Resource assessment, development statusWind Resource Assessment in Europe Using Emergy Subodhspeed). Keywords: Wind resource assessment; Emergy Analysis;

  13. Transformer Efficiency Assessment - Okinawa, Japan

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    Thomas L. Baldwin; Robert J. Turk; Kurt S. Myers; Jake P. Gentle; Jason W. Bush

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Army Engineering & Support Center, Huntsville (USAESCH), and the US Marine Corps Base (MCB), Okinawa, Japan retained Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to conduct a Transformer Efficiency Assessment of “key” transformers located at multiple military bases in Okinawa, Japan. The purpose of this assessment is to support the Marine Corps Base, Okinawa in evaluating medium voltage distribution transformers for potential efficiency upgrades. The original scope of work included the MCB providing actual transformer nameplate data, manufacturer’s factory test sheets, electrical system data (kWh), demand data (kWd), power factor data, and electricity cost data. Unfortunately, the MCB’s actual data is not available and therefore making it necessary to de-scope the original assessment. Note: Any similar nameplate data, photos of similar transformer nameplates, and basic electrical details from one-line drawings (provided by MCB) are not a replacement for actual load loss test data. It is recommended that load measurements are performed on the high and low sides of transformers to better quantify actual load losses, demand data, and power factor data. We also recommend that actual data, when available, be inserted by MCB Okinawa where assumptions have been made and then the LCC analysis updated. This report covers a generalized assessment of modern U.S. transformers in a three level efficiency category, Low-Level efficiency, Medium-Level efficiency, and High-Level efficiency.

  14. Transformer Efficiency Assessment - Okinawa, Japan

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    Thomas L. Baldwin; Robert J. Turk; Kurt S. Myers; Jake P. Gentle; Jason W. Bush

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Army Engineering & Support Center, Huntsville (USAESCH), and the US Marine Corps Base (MCB), Okinawa, Japan retained Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to conduct a Transformer Efficiency Assessment of “key” transformers located at multiple military bases in Okinawa, Japan. The purpose of this assessment is to support the Marine Corps Base, Okinawa in evaluating medium voltage distribution transformers for potential efficiency upgrades. The original scope of work included the MCB providing actual transformer nameplate data, manufacturer’s factory test sheets, electrical system data (kWh), demand data (kWd), power factor data, and electricity cost data. Unfortunately, the MCB’s actual data is not available and therefore making it necessary to de-scope the original assessment. Note: Any similar nameplate data, photos of similar transformer nameplates, and basic electrical details from one-line drawings (provided by MCB) are not a replacement for actual load loss test data. It is recommended that load measurements are performed on the high and low sides of transformers to better quantify actual load losses, demand data, and power factor data. We also recommend that actual data, when available, be inserted by MCB Okinawa where assumptions have been made and then the LCC analysis updated. This report covers a generalized assessment of modern U.S. transformers in a three level efficiency category, Low-Level efficiency, Medium-Level efficiency, and High-Level efficiency.

  15. aso volcano japan: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Energy Organisation Text and Picture Copyright 2004 AFP. All 473 Creating the wholesale market for electricity in Japan : what should Japan learn from major markets in the...

  16. area central japan: Topics by E-print Network

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    Energy Organisation Text and Picture Copyright 2004 AFP. All 272 Creating the wholesale market for electricity in Japan : what should Japan learn from major markets in the...

  17. United States and Japan Sign Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan...

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    Japan Sign Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan to Promote Nuclear Energy Cooperation United States and Japan Sign Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan to Promote Nuclear Energy...

  18. Role of Nuclear Energy in Japan Post–Fukushima.

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    Niazi, Zarrar

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? The purpose of this paper, “Role of Nuclear Energy in Japan Post – Fukushima: Alternatives and their Impact onJapan’s GHG Emission Targets”, is to… (more)

  19. ACADEMIC DELEGATION VISITS 2008 -2014

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    Di Pillo, Gianni

    ACADEMIC DELEGATION VISITS GRAPHICS 2008 - 2014 #12;Europe: Macedonia, Estonia, Romania, Bosnia, Germany, Estonia, Romania, Turkey, Belarus Asia: Kazakhstan, Russia, Thailand, Japan, Armenia, China, Brazil North America: Mexico, Canada Total Visits: 30 Europe: Czech Republic, Latvia, Germany, Romania

  20. SAFETY TRIP REPORT ON US-JAPAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    SAFETY TRIP REPORT ON US-JAPAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM (FuY 2007) #12;Report on the 12th Meeting of the Joint Working Group of the U.S.-Japan Coordinating Committee of Fusion Energy on Safety in Inter-Institutional Collaborations (U.S.-Japan Safety Monitoring Program) Meeting in Japan, March 9-22, 2008 #12;A. PURPOSE

  1. Japan Completes First Offshore Production Test .............................1

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    1 CONTENTS Japan Completes First Offshore Production Test .............................1 New Reservoirs in the Offshore Caribbean Region of Colombia..........................................7 CSEM Survey of a Methane Vent Site, Offshore West Svalbard...12 Pressure Core Analysis Tools Used

  2. Physics in Collision 2009 -- Kobe, Japan

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    Dr. Yuji Yamazaki

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Dr. Yuji Yamazaki, a host of the Physics in Collision 2009 conference, and Dr. Thomas Muller, who will host the conference in 2010, talk about PIC 2009 in Kobe, Japan.

  3. A Dynamic Defense Force for Japan

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    TAKAHASHI, Sugio

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF). Along with the new NDPG,set a direction for the SDF in the post-9/11 inter- nationalsituation also requires the SDF take on these “dynamic”

  4. Process of designing city housing in Japan

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    Kurokawa, Shoji

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    pose of this thesis is to show one design approach to providing more preferable housing for users in Japan. Chapter 1 gives an overview of trends in Japanese housing construction, describes user requirements, analyzes ...

  5. Entrepreneurship in Japan's ICT Sector: Opportunity and Protection from Japan's Telecommunications Regime Shift

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    Kushida, Kenji E

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hideaki. 2007. Corporate Governance in Japan. Oxford, UK:capitalism, such as corporate governance, employment, andwith alternative corporate governance structures, cor-

  6. Wind power in Brazil.

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    Elin, Karlsson

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? As welfare and industry production gets higher the demand for electricity increases. Almost 90 % of the electricity generated in Brazil is from renewable… (more)

  7. Wind Resource Assessment in Europe Using Emergy

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    Paudel, Subodh; Santarelli, Massimo; Martin, Viktoria; Lacarriere, Bruno; Le Corre, Olivier

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of an Italian wind farm, Renewable and Sustainable Energyof size on energyy yield, Renewable and Sustainable EnergyPernambuco, Brazil, Renewable Energy, 35, 2705-2713. Lu,

  8. Status of LMFBR development project in Japan

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    Nagane, G.; Akebi, M.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Initiation of the LMFBR development project in Japan was decided by the Atomic Energy Commission of Japan in 1966. In 1967, the Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation (PNC) was established to realize the project as a part of its tasks of a wide scope covering all the research and development activities concerning fuel cycle. In the present paper the status of experimental fast reactor (Joyo), which is the first milestone of the LMFBR project, prototype fast reactor (Monju) and R and D activities supporting the project including that for larger LMFBRs in the future is described.

  9. Uranium deposits of Brazil

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    NONE

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Brazil is a country of vast natural resources, including numerous uranium deposits. In support of the country`s nuclear power program, Brazil has developed the most active uranium industry in South America. Brazil has one operating reactor (Angra 1, a 626-MWe PWR), and two under construction. The country`s economic challenges have slowed the progress of its nuclear program. At present, the Pocos de Caldas district is the only active uranium production. In 1990, the Cercado open-pit mine produced approximately 45 metric tons (MT) U{sub 3}O{sub 8} (100 thousand pounds). Brazil`s state-owned uranium production and processing company, Uranio do Brasil, announced it has decided to begin shifting its production from the high-cost and nearly depleted deposits at Pocos de Caldas, to lower-cost reserves at Lagoa Real. Production at Lagoa Real is schedules to begin by 1993. In addition to these two districts, Brazil has many other known uranium deposits, and as a whole, it is estimated that Brazil has over 275,000 MT U{sub 3}O{sub 8} (600 million pounds U{sub 3}O{sub 8}) in reserves.

  10. Japan's Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030 Considering Energy Efficiency Standards "Top-Runner Approach"

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    Komiyama, Ryoichi

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ABORATORY Japan’s Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030o r n i a Japan’s Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030residential sector, where energy demand has grown vigorously

  11. Foreign Fishery Developments Japan's 1975 Fish Catch Within 200 Miles

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    forcign nation, \\~ a, aD )ut 12 percent Ie" than in 1974. The Japane...~ Fi , heric, ge nc) reponedl

  12. September 22th , 2013, Nagoya, Japan.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    September 22th , 2013, Nagoya, Japan. http://www.inria.fr/sophia/asclepios/events/MFCA113 http://hal.inria.fr/MFCA Anatomy (MFCA) workshop aims at fostering the interactions between the mathematical com- munity around Xavier Pennec General Chair MFCA'13 1 http://www.inria.fr/sophia/asclepios/events/MFCA06/ 2 http://www.inria.fr/sophia/asclepios/events/MFCA

  13. 1940 Japan-America Student Conference

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    Halsema, James; Goodman, Grant K.; Torii, Hiroshi; Ishikawa, Haruko

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at the base of Japanese-American relations. That Halsema was as insightful as he was can surely be attributed to his native intelligence and to his education and in particular, to his exposure to Asia including Japan from his earliest childhood.”—Goodman...

  14. Entrepreneurship in Japan's ICT Sector: Opportunity and Protection from Japan's Telecommunications Regime Shift

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    Kushida, Kenji E

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by DoCoMo, known as PDC (Per- sonal Digital Communications).of the 1990s (Funk 2002). PDC also contributed to Japan’ssubstantial redesigns due to PDC’s incompatibility with

  15. The Tokai Reprocessing Issue: Japan’s Rise to Elite Nation Status in the 1970s

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    Shih, Ashanti

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    presidential candidate in 1976, Jimmy Carter was “the firstover what Japan did with Jimmy Carter, “Nuclear Power PolicyFebruary 18-July 11, 1977 Jimmy Carter first alluded to a

  16. Japan’s Defense Industry, Science and Technology in the Northeast Asia Strategic Landscape

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    TAKAHASHI, Sugio

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and capabilities of the SDF; and force structure. The NDPGof U.S. forces and the SDF in Japan are located within theFu- kushima showed, the SDF lacks unmanned ISR capabilities.

  17. Atlas of Japan (East) Sea hydrographic properties in summer, 1999

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    Talley, Lynne D.

    Atlas of Japan (East) Sea hydrographic properties in summer, 1999 Lynne D. Talley a,*, Pavel: Japan sea; Ocean chemistry; Ocean atlas; Marginal seas; Water masses 1. Introduction The Japan or East (Talley et al., 2004a). Here we present a comprehensive atlas of the methods and property distributions

  18. Heat Pump Markets UK in Europe

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Heat Pump Markets UK in Europe IEA Heat Pump Workshop 13. November 2012 Zoltan Karpathy #12;2 Excellence in Market Intelligence Agenda About BSRIA WMI UK in the European Heat Pump Market Heating BSRIA WMI UK in the European Heat Pump Market Heating Technologies in New and Existing Buildings Hybrid

  19. Characterization of the Wind Power Resource in Europe and its

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    Characterization of the Wind Power Resource in Europe and its Intermittency Alexandra Cosseron, C;1 Characterization of the Wind Power Resource in Europe and its Intermittency Alexandra Cosseron* , C. Adam Schlosser , and Udaya Bhaskar Gunturu Abstract Wind power is assessed over Europe, with special attention given

  20. International negotiations on acid rains in Northern Europe

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    Toint, Philippe

    International negotiations on acid rains in Northern Europe: a discrete time iterative process by M on acid rains in Northern Europe: a discrete time iterative process \\Lambda Marc Germain y Philippe L is provided by Kaitala et al. (1995) in the context of the ``acid rain game'' in Northern Europe, that is

  1. Energy R and D in Japan

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    J.J. Dooley

    1999-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1997, the public and private sectors in Japan invested $90.3 billion in R and D. Japan is the second largest supporter of R and D after the United States. A very large percentage (79.4%) of all R and D in Japan is supported by the private sector. The prolonged economic recession that has plagued the Japanese economy for most of the 1990s has significantly reduced the scale of the Japanese R and D effort compared to what it would have been had the economy been more robust. The Japanese government has recently attempted to bring the economy out of this recession through the use of economic stimulus packages. These stimulus packages have contained significant new funding for R and D, although it is apparent that much of the funding is going to R and D programs and R and D construction projects with very near tern payoff and not to the support of longer term R and D. In 1998, the Japanese government devoted 13.7% of all public R and D funds to the support of energy R and D. The priority accorded to energy R and D in Japan is significantly higher than in any other industrialized nation. The Japanese energy R and D program, which was funded at $2.5 billion in 1997, is overwhelmingly focused on nuclear energy R and D. Nuclear energy R and D (fission and fusion) accounts for 75% of the total national energy R and D budget. The fission energy R and D effort has decreased nearly 24% since 1996 as the government attempts to refocus this program in the face of growing public opposition to the Japanese government's efforts to expand the nuclear power program. Energy efficiency R and D (8% of the total national energy R and D budget) and renewable energy R and D receive relatively modest support from the Japanese government.

  2. HUMAN FRONTIER SCIENCE PROGRAM Bureaux Europe

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    Gillette, Martha U.

    HUMAN FRONTIER SCIENCE PROGRAM Bureaux Europe 20, place des Halles 67080 STRASBOURG CEDEX FRANCE FRONTIER WORKSHOP VIII THE REGULATION OF SLEEP 5 5 5 5 N A M U H F R R O N T IE P MA R G O RE SC I E N C of the sleep­wake cycle is generated in a part of the hypothalamus known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus

  3. Europe's Energy Portal | 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 Office of InspectorConcentrating Solar Power Basics (TheEtelligence (Smart Grid Project) Jump to:fromEthiopianEurope's

  4. Survey of ceramic machining in Japan

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    Bandyopadhyay, B.P. [North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks, ND (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering] [North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks, ND (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Blau, P.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is a compilation of four subcontract reports provided by B. P. Bandyopadhyay who, while a visiting professor at Toyohashi University in Japan, conducted a survey of ceramic machining technology in that country from January 1 through December 31, 1992. Various aspects of machining technology were surveyed: types of parts being produced, types of ceramic materials being used, the nature of current ceramic machining research and development, and types of machine tools. The four separate reports compiled here were originally provided in a narrative, chronological form, and some of the information has been reorganized into topical areas for this compilation. This report is organized into three sections: The first describes ten ceramic machining research and development organizations and provides a reference list of their current technical publications; the second, two major trade shows; and the third, several other products and commercial developments noted during the course of Bandyopadhyay`s stay in Japan. An Appendix lists key individuals who are currently conducting ceramic machining research in Japan.

  5. Diversity of Low Chill Peaches (Prunus persica) from Asia, Brazil, Europe and the USA

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    Anderson, Natalie A.

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    .................................................................................................... x INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEW................................................. 1 Botanical........................................................................................................ 4 Economic Importance... Page Figure 1 Prunus persica production worldwide .............................................. 6 Figure 2 Dendrogram of Prunus persica cultivars/genotypes ......................... 39 Figure 3 Dendrogram of the eight main groups...

  6. Perspectives Computational Biology in Brazil

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    Neshich, Goran

    Investment Brazil is a country with almost 190 million inhabitants that occupies an area equal to 81, including targeted investment in supporting science and technology. As a consequence, Brazil became, Petrobras, provides Brazil self- sufficiency in oil, and is a major catalyst for the widespread use

  7. United States, France and Japan Increase Cooperation on Sodium...

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

    in proliferation-resistant technologies. In September 2007 China, France, Japan, Russia and the United States hosted the second GNEP Ministerial in Vienna, Austria where 35...

  8. Overview of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan...

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    of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Discusses thermoelectric power generation technologies as applied to waste heat recovery, renewable thermal energy...

  9. Fact #723: April 16, 2012 Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Resulted...

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

    and losses for Japan's seven major automakers. Automotive News contacted individual companies to collect data on the losses resulting from the event. For the one year period...

  10. JAPAN GOING TOWARD FOREST CERTIFICATION September 24, 2004

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    IN JAPAN ............................... 3 ISO14001 (International Organization for Standardization customers are becoming aware of forest certification. In addition to the widespread of international

  11. applications kyoto japan: Topics by E-print Network

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    targets for Japan, Canada, and Russia, and provision of access to unrestricted emissions trading. We analyze the costs of implementation and the environmental effectiveness of...

  12. Why did the solar power sector develop quickly in Japan? .

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    Rogol, Michael G

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??The solar power sector grew quickly in Japan during the decade 1994 to 2003. During this period, annual installations increased 32-fold from 7MW in 1994… (more)

  13. T O Green Europe | 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 Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORTOpenWende NewSowitec do Brasil EnergiaSur deT-O Green Europe Place:

  14. Eurus Energy Europe BV | 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 Home5b9fcbce19 No revision has beenFfe2fb55-352f-473b-a2dd-50ae8b27f0a6 NoSan Leandro,Law and PolicyEssexEuropeanSpaceEurope BV Jump

  15. Jetion Europe Ltd | 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 CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to:46 - 429 Throttled (botOpen6 Climate ZoneJerome is a village in SangamonJetion Europe

  16. Stand by Europe | 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 CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to:Seadov Pty Ltd JumpGTZHolland,0162112°,St. Charles isStallings, North Carolina:Europe

  17. Activities of Building Commissioning in Japan

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    Yanagihara, R.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and BackgroundIntroduction and Background #0;?#0;?#0;?#0;? Activities of Building CActivities of Building C??in Japanin Japan ?? IBEC Activity for IEA/Annex40,47IBEC Activity for IEA/Annex40,47 ?? SHASE Activity for Commissioning GuidelineSHASE Activity... ?Commissioning Committee BCA(USA)Total Building Cx 2000YamatakeResearch Center 2003Tokyo Harumi IsrandDHCElectric Co. T-bldg. BSCA IEA/Annex40, 47 CxProcess NIST IBEC,Jp PECI/NCBCCxProjects ASHRAE GSA DOE. Hong KongBldg. CxCenter UKCIBSE/BSRIA 2005?Red Cross...

  18. Sonix Japan Inc | 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 CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to:Seadov Pty Ltd Jump to:InformationSolergyAddison, PennsylvaniaSomervellSonix Japan Inc

  19. Japan: 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 Home5b9fcbce19 No revision hasInformation Earth's Heat JumpInc Place: EdenOverview Jump to:Jamestown, Colorado: EnergyJapan

  20. Proceedings of 1999 U.S./Japan Workshop (99FT-05) On High Heat Flux Components and Plasma Surface Interactions for Next Fusion Devices

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    NYGREN,RICHARD E.; STAVROS,DIANA T.

    2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 1999 US-Japan Workshop on High Heat Flux Components and Plasma Surface Interactions in Next Step Fusion Devices was held at the St. Francis Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on November 1-4, 1999. There were 42 presentations as well as discussion on technical issues and planning for future collaborations. The participants included 22 researchers from Japan and the United States as well as seven researchers from Europe and Russia. There have been important changes in the programs in both the US and Japan in the areas of plasma surface interactions and plasma facing components. The US has moved away from a strong focus on the ITER Project and has introduced new programs on use of liquid surfaces for plasma facing components, and operation of NSTX has begun. In Japan, the Large Helical Device began operation. This is the first large world-class confinement device operating in a magnetic configuration different than a tokamak. In selecting the presentations for this workshop, the organizers sought a balance between research in laboratory facilities or confinement devices related to plasma surface interactions and experimental research in the development of plasma facing components. In discussions about the workshop itself, the participants affirmed their preference for a setting where ''work-in-progress'' could be informally presented and discussed.

  1. East Europe's energy trade takes new shape

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    Movit, C. (Plan Econ, Inc., Washington, DC (US))

    1991-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Often in the past, Western analysts of global energy demand have treated Eastern Europe as just part of a black box labeled Communist. Only the net flow of energy to the non-Communist world was of any consequence. The region, although primarily a major net importer of energy from the Soviet Union, was a very small net exporter of energy to non-Communist countries based Polish coal exports. Romanian refined petroleum product exports, and some minor exports of refined products by other East European countries. The political and economic configurations of Eastern Europe has changed dramatically over the past 2 years, however, and the way in which East European energy relationships are considered will have to change accordingly. With the sweeping transformation of these economies (for the most part, radically in the direction of a market orientation) and the breakup of their unique system of mutual trade, the patterns of energy production, consumption, and trade which have prevailed in the region during the post-war period will also change significantly. Forecasting the net-impact on energy demand in this region of offsetting trends due to economic reform (i.e., renewed economic dynamism vs. decreased energy intensity of aggregate economic output) is a very difficult task. Moreover, there are additional complications introduced by changes in the political system, such as the increased importance of environmental quality in the choice of fuel and production technology due to clearly enunciated concern of the popular political movements with these issues.

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - area northeast japan Sample Search Results

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

    earthquakes in northeast Japan may have been... underesti- mated due to the low Q in the ocean outside northeast Japan. Residuals between 2 and 2 are used... ) and northeast Japan...

  3. Sun-Sentinel How Florida's nuclear plants compare to Japan's

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    Belogay, Eugene A.

    Sun-Sentinel How Florida's nuclear plants compare to Japan's By Julie Patel March 17, 2011 01:35 PM What went wrong at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan and how are Florida's nuclear plants prepared to deal with similar problems? Nuclear operators in Florida say the biggest risk their plants face is from

  4. Inside the Castle Gates: How Foreign Corporations Nagivate Japan's Policymaking Processes

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    Kushida, Kenji Erik

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abraham, John. "The Pharmaceutical Industry as a PoliticalNeimeth, Robert. "Japan's Pharmaceutical Industry: PostwarUnderstanding the Pharmaceutical Industry]. Tokyo, Japan:

  5. Leading without Followers: How Politics and Market Dynamics Trapped Innovations in Japan's Domestic Galapagos Telecommunications Sector

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    Kushida, Kenji E

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Japan leading without followers in telecommunications by presenting the four technologyJapan’s domestic telecommunications market from global markets despite leading in particular technologies

  6. US & Japan TG 4 Activities of QA Forum | Department of Energy

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    & Japan TG 4 Activities of QA Forum US & Japan TG 4 Activities of QA Forum Presented at the PV Module Reliability Workshop, February 26 - 27 2013, Golden, Colorado...

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - aichi prefecture japan Sample Search Results

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    National efforts urged to win ITER location in Japan Japan Business Federation... Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor to Aomori Prefecture. "The Japanese business community should...

  8. Internet, a Political Issue for Europe (1970s-2010s)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Internet, a Political Issue for Europe (1970s-2010s) Draft paper The final version of this paper will be published in Bishop J. & Solo A.M.G, Politics and Policy in the Information Age, Springer, in 2013. Romain in Europe? How did the "network of networks" and ICTs become political stakes for EU institutions

  9. Germany Inspires Innovation --Welcome to Europe's Leader in Science

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    Kersting, Kristian

    Germany Inspires Innovation -- Welcome to Europe's Leader in Science #12;Welcome to the Land of Ideas Excellence in research and development Germany is the number one location for research in Europe. Germany's unique scientific tradi- tion and great variety of research offer ideal conditions--not only

  10. The prehistoric and preindustrial deforesta2on of Europe

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    Chave, JĂ©rĂ´me

    l First agricultural socie2es in Europe : mid-Holocene (Price, 2000) l Land agricultural socie2es in Europe : mid-Holocene (Price, 2000) l Land Cover and Land Use relationship Historical forest cover estimates for each region (1000 BC ­ AD 1850) Historical forest cover maps

  11. Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world

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    Schettini, Raimondo

    + Horizon 2020 ­ Societal Challenge 6 Europe in a changing world ­ Inclusive, Innovative dal gruppo di lavoro SSH di DG R&I SSH in H2020 Focalizzate in "Europe in a changing world Research and the Bioeconomy 3. Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy 4. Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

  12. 2nd US-Japan Workshop on Soil-Structure Interaction, Tsukuba Science City, Japan, March 6-8, 2001

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    2nd US- Japan Workshop on Soil-Structure Interaction, Tsukuba Science City, Japan, March 6-8, 2001 with an iterative computational scheme first proposed by Seed & Idriss, 1969. Laboratory experimental data (Laird strain amplitude, overestimate the capacity of soil to dissipate energy. On the other hand, the iterative

  13. Community wind power ownership schemes in Europe and their relevance to the United States

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Community Wind Power Ownership in Europe..46 4.3 Factorsof Community Wind Power Ownership in Europe More than halfCommunity Wind Power Ownership Schemes in Europe and their

  14. Preprint from: 2012 3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe) Copyright 2012, IEEE Preprint page 1

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    Preprint from: 2012 3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe) Copyright electrical grid integration Willett Kempton Francesco Marra Peter Bach Andersen Rodrigo Garcia-Valle A liquid of refueling, see Fig. 1. Together, the vehicle characteris- tics, the grid-connection or electric vehicle

  15. An Overview of the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey...

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 U.S. OECD Europe Japan South Korea China India Brazil Middle East Africa Russia Energy Intensity GDP per capita Population Howard Gruenspecht, The Central Role of...

  16. Pepsico Research Travel Fellowships for Russia, Eurasia, and East-Central Europe

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    Qian, Ning

    Pepsico Research Travel Fellowships for Russia, Eurasia, and East-Central Europe Pepsi travel to Russia, Eurasia, and East-Central Europe, for the purposes of conducting research

  17. Country Report on Building Energy Codes in Japan

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    Evans, Meredydd; Shui, Bin; Takagi, T.

    2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America (U.S.). This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in Japan, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope, HVAC, and lighting) for commercial and residential buildings in Japan.

  18. Promoting electricity from renewable energy sources -- lessons learned from the EU, U.S. and Japan

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    Haas, Reinhard

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the 1990s saw a wind power boom in Europe – especially inothers in Europe. Another problem is that wind power plants

  19. Wind Resource Assessment in Europe Using Emergy

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    Paudel, Subodh; Martin, Viktoria; Lacarriere, Bruno; Corre, Olivier Le

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In context of increasing use of renewable sources, it is of importance to correctly evaluate the actual sustainability of their implementation. Emergy analysis is one of the possible methods useful for such an assessment. This work aims to demonstrate how the emergy approach can be used to assess the sustainability of wind energy resource in Europe. The Emergy Index of Sustainability (EIS) and the Emergy Yield Ratio (EYR) are used to analyze 90 stations of European regions for three types of wind turbines. To do so, the simplified Chou wind turbine model is used for different set of parameters as: nominal power and size of the wind turbines, and cut-in and cut-out wind speeds. Based on the calculation of the emergy indices, a mapping is proposed to identify the most appropriate locations for an implementation of wind turbines in European regions. The influence of the wind turbine type on the sustainability is also analyzed, in link with the local wind resource. Thus, it is concluded that the emergy sustainabi...

  20. High intensity neutrino oscillation facilities in Europe

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    Edgecock, T R; Davenne, T; Densham, C; Fitton, M; Kelliher, D; Loveridge, P; Machida, S; Prior, C; Rogers, C; Rooney, M; Thomason, J; Wilcox, D; Wildner, E; Efthymiopoulos, I; Garoby, R; Gilardoni, S; Hansen, C; Benedetto, E; Jensen, E; Kosmicki, A; Martini, M; Osborne, J; Prior, G; Stora, T; Melo-Mendonca, T; Vlachoudis, V; Waaijer, C; Cupial, P; Chancé, A; Longhin, A; Payet, J; Zito, M; Baussan, E; Bobeth, C; Bouquerel, E; Dracos, M; Gaudiot, G; Lepers, B; Osswald, F; Poussot, P; Vassilopoulos, N; Wurtz, J; Zeter, V; Bielski, J; Kozien, M; Lacny, L; Skoczen, B; Szybinski, B; Ustrycka, A; Wroblewski, A; Marie-Jeanne, M; Balint, P; Fourel, C; Giraud, J; Jacob, J; Lamy, T; Latrasse, L; Sortais, P; Thuillier, T; Mitrofanov, S; Loiselet, M; Keutgen, Th; Delbar, Th; Debray, F; Trophine, C; Veys, S; Daversin, C; Zorin, V; Izotov, I; Skalyga, V; Burt, G; Dexter, A C; Kravchuk, V L; Marchi, T; Cinausero, M; Gramegna, F; De Angelis, G; Prete, G; Collazuol, G; Laveder, M; Mazzocco, M; Mezzetto, M; Signorini, C; Vardaci, E; Di Nitto, A; Brondi, A; La Rana, G; Migliozzi, P; Moro, R; Palladino, V; Gelli, N; Berkovits, D; Hass, M; Hirsh, T Y; Schaumann, M; Stahl, A; Wehner, J; Bross, A; Kopp, J; Neuffer, D; Wands, R; Bayes, R; Laing, A; Soler, P; Agarwalla, S K; Villanueva, A Cervera; Donini, A; Ghosh, T; Cadenas, J J Gómez; Hernández, P; Martín-Albo, J; Mena, O; Burguet-Castell, J; Agostino, L; Buizza-Avanzini, M; Marafini, M; Patzak, T; Tonazzo, A; Duchesneau, D; Mosca, L; Bogomilov, M; Karadzhov, Y; Matev, R; Tsenov, R; Akhmedov, E; Blennow, M; Lindner, M; Schwetz, T; Martinez, E Fernández; Maltoni, M; Menéndez, J; Giunti, C; García, M C González; Salvado, J; Coloma, P; Huber, P; Li, T; López-Pavón, J; Orme, C; Pascoli, S; Meloni, D; Tang, J; Winter, W; Ohlsson, T; Zhang, H; Scotto-Lavina, L; Terranova, F; Bonesini, M; Tortora, L; Alekou, A; Aslaninejad, M; Bontoiu, C; Kurup, A; Jenner, L J; Long, K; Pasternak, J; Pozimski, J; Back, J J; Harrison, P; Beard, K; Bogacz, A; Berg, J S; Stratakis, D; Witte, H; Snopok, P; Bliss, N; Cordwell, M; Moss, A; Pattalwar, S; Apollonio, M

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The EUROnu project has studied three possible options for future, high intensity neutrino oscillation facilities in Europe. The first is a Super Beam, in which the neutrinos come from the decay of pions created by bombarding targets with a 4 MW proton beam from the CERN High Power Superconducting Proton Linac. The far detector for this facility is the 500 kt MEMPHYS water Cherenkov, located in the Fr\\'ejus tunnel. The second facility is the Neutrino Factory, in which the neutrinos come from the decay of {\\mu}+ and {\\mu}- beams in a storage ring. The far detector in this case is a 100 kt Magnetised Iron Neutrino Detector at a baseline of 2000 km. The third option is a Beta Beam, in which the neutrinos come from the decay of beta emitting isotopes, in particular 6He and 18Ne, also stored in a ring. The far detector is also the MEMPHYS detector in the Fr\\'ejus tunnel. EUROnu has undertaken conceptual designs of these facilities and studied the performance of the detectors. Based on this, it has determined the ph...

  1. Japan's delayed antinuclear power mobilization after 3.11

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    Teo, Lin Ern Charis

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The meltdown of Fukushima Daiichi's nuclear plant was one of three disasters that rocked Japan on 11 March 2011, a day often referred to as "3.11." This nuclear accident led to increased attention to and disapproval of ...

  2. Climate Change Taxes and Energy Efficiency in Japan

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    Kasahara, Satoru.

    In 2003 Japan proposed a Climate Change Tax to reduce its CO2 emissions to the level required by the Kyoto Protocol. If implemented, the tax would be levied on fossil fuel use and the revenue distributed to several sectors ...

  3. Application of lean enterprise concept to construction firms in Japan

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    Taguchi, Hiroshi, 1973-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Construction firms in Japan are struggling with the change in construction industry environment and need a new business model to meet the change. On the other hand, Japanese manufacturing companies, especially automobile ...

  4. Democratization and the development of Japan's uneven welfare state

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    Shimabukuro, Yumiko T

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Comparative data reveal that Japan consistently has had one of the highest poverty rates among advanced industrialized nations, yet its government taxes the poor more heavily and gives them less in public cash transfers ...

  5. The Cost of Kyoto Protocol Targets: The Case of Japan

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    Paltsev, Sergey.

    This paper applies the MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model to analysis of the cost of the Kyoto Protocol targets, with a special focus on Japan. The analysis demonstrates the implications of the use ...

  6. Secondary residential demand trends in contemporary Japan and North Asia

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    Lam, Michael M

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research paper attempts to address the opportunity and challenges for Vacation Residential Development in North Asia, with specific geographic focus on Japan first through an analysis of national and regional consumption, ...

  7. Study on concrete cask storage of spent fuel in Japan

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    Itoh, C. [Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Abiko, Chiba (Japan). Nuclear Fuel Cycle Dept.; Onodera, A.; Yamada, N. [Hitachi Zosen Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Nuclear Div.

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The present report describes the status of the first year`s work of a five-year-long study on concrete cask storage of spent fuel in Japan. Firstly, the proposed study program is elaborated to clarify the position of the present work. Then, the results of the study which have been obtained so far are described and the technical issues are addressed to make the concrete cask storage viable in Japan.

  8. Introduction of clean coal technology in Japan

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    Takashi Kiga [Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL), Tokyo (Japan). R and D Department

    2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Coal is an abundant resource, found throughout the world, and inexpensive and constant in price. For this reason, coal is expected to play a role as one of the energy supply sources in the world. The most critical issues to promote utilization of coal are to decrease the environmental load. In this report, the history, outline and recent developments of the clean coal technology in Japan, mainly the thermal power generation technology are discussed. As recent topics, here outlined first is the technology against global warming such as the improvement of steam condition for steam turbines, improvement of power generation efficiency by introducing combined generation, carbon neutral combined combustion of biomass, and carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technology. Also introduced are outlines of Japanese superiority in application technology against NOx and SO{sub 2} which create acid rain, development status of the technical improvement in the handling method for coal which is a rather difficult solid-state resource, and utilization of coal ash.

  9. Fair trade and harmonization of climate change policies in Europe

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    Viguier, Laurent L.

    In March 2000, the European Commission presented a Green Paper on greenhouse gas emissions trading within Europe, supporting implementation of a Community-wide scheme in which the design and regulation of all essential ...

  10. Evolution of the financial services industry in Europe and US

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    Boyar, Pinar

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thesis aims to address the long lasting phenomena of evolution of financial services industry both in US and Europe. The topic has never been more emphasized since the Great Depression. The dramatic fact of cost cutting ...

  11. Seismic retrofit of precast panel buildings in Eastern Europe

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    Tzonev, Tzonu

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many countries in Eastern Europe, particularly ones from the former Soviet Bloc, are facing a potential crisis regarding their deteriorating precast panel apartment buildings. These complexes were built using industrial ...

  12. Promoting electricity from renewable energy sources -- lessons learned from the EU, U.S. and Japan

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    Haas, Reinhard; Meyer, Niels I.; Held, Anne; Finon, Dominique; Lorenzoni, Arturo; Wiser, Ryan; Nishio, Ken-ichiro

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The promotion of electricity generated from Renewable Energy Sources (RES) has recently gained high priority in the energy policy strategies of many countries in response to concerns about global climate change, energy security and other reasons. This chapter compares and contrasts the experience of a number of countries in Europe, states in the US as well as Japan in promoting RES, identifying what appear to be the most successful policy measures. Clearly, a wide range of policy instruments have been tried and are in place in different parts of the world to promote renewable energy technologies. The design and performance of these schemes varies from place to place, requiring further research to determine their effectiveness in delivering the desired results. The main conclusions that can be drawn from the present analysis are: (1) Generally speaking, promotional schemes that are properly designed within a stable framework and offer long-term investment continuity produce better results. Credibility and continuity reduce risks thus leading to lower profit requirements by investors. (2) Despite their significant growth in absolute terms in a number of key markets, the near-term prognosis for renewables is one of modest success if measured in terms of the percentage of the total energy provided by renewables on a world-wide basis. This is a significant challenge, suggesting that renewables have to grow at an even faster pace if we expect them to contribute on a significant scale to the world's energy mix.

  13. EU, Japan call for dialogue amid row on breakthrough nuclear project The European Union and Japan each called Wednesday for dialogue among the six partners on

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    if Japan did not host ITER. Japan has also said it is ready to discuss compromises. Nuclear Power Plant Discount new & used items. affil Search for nuclear power plant now! American Nuclear Society Nuclear Power Plant Wall Maps published by Nuclear News Ads by Goooooogle 12/1/04 10:30 AMEUbusiness - EU, Japan call

  14. Plan and Strategy for ITER Blanket Testing in Japan

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    Enoeda, Mikio [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Japan); Akiba, Masato [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Japan); Tanaka, Satoru [University of Tokyo (Japan); Shimizu, Akihiko [Kyushu University (Japan); Hasegawa, Akira [Tohoku University (Japan); Konishi, Satoshi [Kyoto University (Japan); Kimura, Akihiko [Kyoto University (Japan); Kohyama, Akira [Kyoto University (Japan); Sagara, Akio [National Institute of Fusion Science (Japan); Muroga, Takeo [National Institute of Fusion Science (Japan)

    2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Fusion Council of Japan has established the long-term program for the development of blanket in 1999. In the program, the solid breeder blanket was selected as the primary candidate blanket of the fusion power demonstration plant in Japan, while liquid breeder blankets and high temperature solid breeder blanket have been identified as the attractive advanced blanket. Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) is leading the development of solid breeder blankets, while, universities and National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) are developing the advanced blankets for potential options of the fusion power demonstration plant and commercial power plants. ITER blanket module testing is regarded as one of the most important milestones, by which integrity of candidate blanket design is qualified for the fusion power demonstration plant, together with material irradiation data by International Fusion Material Irradiation Facility (IFMIF). Japan is investigating the possibility of testing all types of blankets under TBWG framework with both of JAERI and universities/NIFS involvements. This paper presents a plan and strategy for the development of test blanket modules and ITER blanket module testing in Japan.

  15. Draft of new maintenance standards for LWR in Japan

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    Iida, Kunihiro [Shibaura Inst. of Tech., Tokyo (Japan). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Activities of development of new maintenance standards for operating nuclear power plant in Japan are described. The work of drafting the standards has been done by the Committee of Nuclear Plant Operation and Maintenance Standards (POMS), that was organized in the Japan Power Engineering and Inspection Corporation under the entrustment from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The articles of ASME Section XI related to inspection, flaw evaluation and repair have been examined and modified, if necessary, so as to introduce latest Japanese database and technological knowledge. In the area of repairs, many repair techniques verified in recent years in Japan were incorporated i n addition to those specified in ASME Section XI. Finally major differences between ASME Section XI and the draft of the standards are listed.

  16. Hydraulic fracturing and geothermal energy development in Japan

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    Abe, H.; Suyama, J.; Takahashi, H.

    1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is a review of research and development on geothermal energy extraction in Japan especially on hydraulic fracturing. First recent geothermal developments in Japan are outlined in Part I. An increase in the production rate of geothermal wells may be highly dependent on the geothermal well stimulation technology based on hydraulic fracturing. The hydraulic fracturing technique must be developed also for geothermal energy to be extracted from hot, dry rock masses. In Part II, the research on hydraulic fracturing and field application are reviewed.

  17. JUSTIPEN: Japan US Theory Institute for Physics with Exotic Nuclei

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    Papenbrock, Thomas

    2014-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The grant “JUSTIPEN: Japan US Theory Institute for Physics with Exotic Nuclei ” (DOE DE?FG02?06ER41407) ran from 02/01/2006 thru 12/31/2013. JUSTIPEN is a venue for international collaboration between U.S.?based and Japanese scientists who share an interest in theory of rare isotopes. Since its inception JUSTIPEN has supported many visitors, fostered collaborations between physicists in the U.S. and Japan, and enabled them to deepen our understanding of exotic nuclei and their role in cosmos.

  18. Global Rebalancing: US Protection versus Europe-led reflation

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    Irvin, George; Izurieta, Alex

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    impact of a Europe-led reflation is re-enforced by the strong income and trade linkages with middle- income and poor regions of the world (eg, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa)18. An EU-led reflation supposes a set of demand... switching on the required scale within an acceptable time frame. The central point is that the extra growth cannot come entirely or even chiefly from Asia (where resources are already stretched to the limit), but must come from a combination of renewed EU...

  19. Leading without Followers: How Politics and Market Dynamics Trapped Innovations in Japan's Domestic Galapagos Telecommunications Sector

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    Kushida, Kenji E

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    excluding the joint venture Sony Ericsson—but that 5% wasmostly Japan’s domestic market. Sony Ericsson, for its part,other international markets. Sony Ericsson held just under

  20. Energy Consumption, Efficiency, Conservation, and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Japan's Building Sector

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    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    i n g s 2.1 Total Energy Consumption i n Japan's Residentialhouses. 2.1 Total Energy Consumption in Japan's Residentialorder to reduce total energy consumption. Figure 2 suggests

  1. ANNUAL TRILATERAL U.S. - EU - JAPAN CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL MATERIALS...

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    ANNUAL TRILATERAL U.S. - EU - JAPAN CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL MATERIALS FOR A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE, SEPTEMBER 8-9, 2014 ANNUAL TRILATERAL U.S. - EU - JAPAN CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL...

  2. Promoting electricity from renewable energy sources -- lessons learned from the EU, U.S. and Japan

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    Haas, Reinhard

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    fluctuations. Electricity generation [TWh/year] EU-25 USA4 . Electricity generation [TWh/year] Japan EU-25 USA EU-25USA Japan Wind Waste Solar Biomass Geothermal Figure 2 Historical pattern of electricity

  3. Leading without Followers: How Politics and Market Dynamics Trapped Innovations in Japan's Domestic Galapagos Telecommunications Sector

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    Kushida, Kenji E

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    models of the 90s: DoCoMo leveraging the PDC standard Japan’s choice of PDC, a proprietary digital cellular standard,was not simply due to PDC being an incompatible standard

  4. SWEDEN-JAPAN FOUNDATION 2014-01-21 GREV TUREGATAN 14, 114 46 STOCKHOLM

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    Johannesson, Henrik

    SWEDEN-JAPAN FOUNDATION 2014-01-21 GREV TUREGATAN 14, 114 46 STOCKHOLM TEL +46-8-6116873, FAX +46-8-6117344 Org nr 802008-0639 www.swejap.a.se, info@swejap.a.se SWEDEN-JAPAN FOUNDATION STIPENDIER Sweden-Japan Foundation utlyser stipendier för studier, forskning samt examensarbete och praktik på högskolenivå i Japan

  5. MFR PAPER 1165 Japan's tuna fishery faces a

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    MFR PAPER 1165 Japan's tuna fishery faces a major depression as catch rates decline, oil prices of the more obvious reasons for the present state are these: I. Tripling of oil prices in the last year. 2 market are not also having their prob- lems at this time. The increased oil prices, having gone from $40

  6. JAPAN'S TAKUMA BUILDING BEIJING WTE PLANT TOKYO, Nov 11

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    Columbia University

    JAPAN'S TAKUMA BUILDING BEIJING WTE PLANT TOKYO, Nov 11 Environmental plant firm Takuma Co. (TSE:6013) has won a 4 billion yen ($36 million) order from a public-private partnership in China to build by a combination of operational features and air pollution control equipment. In addition to MSW incineration

  7. On computer education in Japan Yoko ONO and Yumi ASAHI

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    285 On computer education in Japan Yoko ONO and Yumi ASAHI Department of Management Science, Tokyo@ess.rikkyo.ne.jp Abstract: In recent years, the number of university classes using computers has increased with the widespread availability of computers. In Japanese universities as well, computer and intramural information

  8. Energy Efficiency Supporting Policy and Heat Pumping Technology in Japan

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    % improvement energy consumption per real GDP of Japan> Ref: METI/ Energy Data Modeling Centre, which results from taking various countermeasures for energy conservation. energy supply per, comprehensive energy statistics *Total consumption of primary energy (tons in crude oil equivalent) / real GDP

  9. Why did the solar power sector develop quickly in Japan?

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    Rogol, Michael G

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The solar power sector grew quickly in Japan during the decade 1994 to 2003. During this period, annual installations increased 32-fold from 7MW in 1994 to 223MW in 2003, and annual production increased 22-fold, from 16MW ...

  10. The Japan Times Printer Friendly Articles By AKEMI NAKAMURA

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    (related to ITER) under the agreement," explained Toichi Sakata, director general of the Education, Culture the world's electricity needs as demand for power continues to rise. Although Japan, which had the support whether fusion technology for generating electricity can be commercialized, he said. Tadahiro Katsuta

  11. Kyoto University has launched a Japan-Thailand collaborative research

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    Takada, Shoji

    Kyoto University has launched a Japan-Thailand collaborative research project titled "Development of clean and efficient utilization of low rank coals and biomass by solvent treatment," supported biomass waste as well as low-rank coals into valuable products such as carbon fiber, biofuel, and high

  12. Science AFP Japan ready to pay 895 million

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    . Government ministers, including Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda and Science and Technology Minister of the costliest international technology projects in which Japan has participated. The project is aimed to be a test-bed for what is being billed as a clean, safe, inexhaustible energy source of the future

  13. Nuclear Catastrophe, Disaster-Related Environmental Injustice, and Fukushima, Japan

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    Shrader-Frechette, Kristin

    Nuclear Catastrophe, Disaster-Related Environmental Injustice, and Fukushima, Japan: Prima the 2011 Japanese Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster (FD) as a preliminary case study-- despite the limits Fukushima-Daiichi (FD) nuclear accident to explain disaster-related environmental injustice (DREI

  14. THREE WORDS ABOUT MOBILE PHONES: FINDINGS FROM SWEDEN, THE US, ITALY, JAPAN, AND KOREA

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    Carlini, David

    THREE WORDS ABOUT MOBILE PHONES: FINDINGS FROM SWEDEN, THE US, ITALY, JAPAN, AND KOREA Naomi S phones: findings from Sweden, the US, Italy, Japan, and Korea While roughly half of the world students in Sweden, the US, Italy, Japan, and Korea, between the ages of 18 and 24. One of our open

  15. Japan-Mexico Rectors' Summit "Building-up innovative relations for a knowledge-based society"

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    Japan-Mexico Rectors' Summit "Building-up innovative relations for a knowledge-based society" Joint Statement On June 29, 2011, the Japan-Mexico Rectors' Summit was hosted by the University of Tokyo, at which the importance of elevating the strategic partnership between Mexico and Japan to a new stage through

  16. AN UPDATE ON REFORM IN EASTERN EUROPE AND RUSSIA

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    AN UPDATE ON REFORM IN EASTERN EUROPE AND RUSSIA Jeffrey Sachs ABSTRACT: The paper reviews the experience of Poland and Russia with economic reform, with occasional comparison to China's experience. The author argues that macroeconomic chaos in Poland and Russia preceded reform and was allayed by reform

  17. Three Investment Scenarios for Future Nuclear Reactors in Europe

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Three Investment Scenarios for Future Nuclear Reactors in Europe Bianka SHOAI TEHRANI CEA nuclear reactors within a few decades (2040), several events and drivers could question this possibility or detrimental to future nuclear reactors compared with other technologies and according to four main investment

  18. Thermal and Water Pinch Success Stories in Europe

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    Eastwood, A.

    "Pinch Analysis™ for energy is now becoming commonplace in Europe with many companies (eg, BP Amoco and Shell) incorporating Pinch Analysis as a routine part of their process designs. In recent years, WaterPinchTM has emerged as an equally important...

  19. BRYANT UNIVERSITY-2013 Sophomore International Experience Program (SIEP) -Europe

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    Blais, Brian

    5/1/2012 BRYANT UNIVERSITY- 2013 Sophomore International Experience Program (SIEP) - Europe/DATE ACTIVITY LODGING Friday, January 4 Campus activity in AM 6:20 PM: Depart Boston Flight for Madrid Iberia. Munich Thursday, January 10 9:00 AM: Depart the hotel for the airport by coach 12:05 PM: Depart Munich

  20. BRYANT UNIVERSITY--2013 Sophomore International Experience Program (SIEP) -Europe

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    Blais, Brian

    : Depart Boston Airplane Tuesday, May 21 AM: Arrive London LHR T4 with airport pickup Split visit to OxfordBRYANT UNIVERSITY--2013 Sophomore International Experience Program (SIEP) - Europe May 20, 2013's tomb. Meet back at the hotel for luggage loading Depart for the Paris Airport by coach PM: Flight

  1. Visite de la biozone europe et de la serre

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    reconstituées avec soin : de la plaine Sahel-Soudan à l'Europe, en passant par la Guyane, la Patagonie ou pour la plupart dans une zone d'acclimatation temporaire. Ils sont reçus dans leurs habitats définitifs

  2. Landscape wildfire interactions in Southern Europe: implications for landscape management.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , Mediterranean, fire regime, climate change. 1. Introduction Every year about 45000 forest fires occur in southern Europe, causing large ecological and socio-economic impacts. Climate and land use changes, snc - 01100 Viterbo, Italy h National Agricultural Research Foundation, Institute of Mediterranean

  3. Threats from Climate Change to Terrestrial Vertebrate Hotspots in Europe

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    Zimmermann, Niklaus E.

    Threats from Climate Change to Terrestrial Vertebrate Hotspots in Europe Luigi Maiorano1 to extreme climates. Our results outline that the Mediterranean basin represents both an important hotspot change projected to occur over the coming decades, especially in the Mediterranean bioregion, posing

  4. Seasonal Forecasting of Extreme Wind and Precipitation Frequencies in Europe

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    Feigon, Brooke

    Seasonal Forecasting of Extreme Wind and Precipitation Frequencies in Europe Matthew J. Swann;Abstract Flood and wind damage to property and livelihoods resulting from extreme precipitation events variability of these extreme events can be closely related to the large-scale atmospheric circulation

  5. PEPSICO Fellowships for Research Travel in Russia, Eurasia, and East Central Europe

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    Qian, Ning

    PEPSICO Fellowships for Research Travel in Russia, Eurasia, and East Central Europe Pepsi to Russia, Eurasia, and East Central Europe, for the purposes of conducting research. In exceptional cases

  6. Characterization of the wind power resource in Europe and its intermittency*

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    Characterization of the wind power resource in Europe and its intermittency* Alexandra Cosseron Characterization of the wind power resource in Europe and its intermittency Alexandra Cosseron a, *, Udaya Bhaskar-4307, USA Abstract Wind power is assessed over Europe, with a special care given to the quantification

  7. Effects of large-scale distribution of wind energy in and around Europe

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    Effects of large-scale distribution of wind energy in and around Europe Gregor Giebel Niels Gylling energy in Europe? · Distribution of wind energy all over Europe leads to smoothing of the wind power energy can easily supply up to ~20% of the European demand. At this stage, · Less than 13% of the wind

  8. An iterative process for international negociations on acid rain in Northern Europe

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    Toint, Philippe

    An iterative process for international negociations on acid rain in Northern Europe using a general 138.48.4.14) #12; An iterative process for international negotiations on acid rain in Northern Europe transboundary pollution problem related to acid rain in Northern Europe. This simulation shows the need

  9. AN OVERVIEW OF TODAY'S AND TOMORROW'S M-COMMERCE IN THE NETHERLANDS AND EUROPE

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    Bhulai, Sandjai

    AN OVERVIEW OF TODAY'S AND TOMORROW'S M- COMMERCE IN THE NETHERLANDS AND EUROPE Hong-Vu Dang BMI Paper #12;#12;AN OVERVIEW OF TODAY'S AND TOMORROW'S M- COMMERCE IN THE NETHERLANDS AND EUROPE Hong's And Tomorrow's M-Commerce In The Netherlands And Europe PREFACE A part of the masters programme of the study

  10. The knowledge economy in Europe A report prepared for the 2007 EU Spring Council

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    Chen-Burger, Yun-Heh (Jessica)

    The knowledge economy in Europe A report prepared for the 2007 EU Spring Council Prepared by Ian. Knowledge industry employment in Europe 6 4. Moving towards a knowledge based economy in Europe 7 5 10 8. Investing in knowledge 11 9. Next steps 23 Sponsors for the knowledge economy programme include

  11. Japan's Long-term Energy Demand and Supply Scenario to 2050 - Estimation for the Potential of Massive CO2 Mitigation

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    Komiyama, Ryoichi

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Japan's potential wind power generation capacity isabout a half of the maximum potential capacity. Wind Power

  12. Safety Culture And Best Practices At Japan's Fusion Research Facilities

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    Rule, K. [Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States); King, M. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Takase, Y. [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Oshima, Y. [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Nishimura, K. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki (Japan); Sukegawa, A. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka (Japan)

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Safety Monitor Joint Working Group (JWG) is one of the magnetic fusion research collaborations between the US Department of Energy and the government of Japan. Visits by occupational safety personnel are made to participating institutions on a biennial basis. In the 2013 JWG visit of US representatives to Japan, the JWG members noted a number of good safety practices in the safety walkthroughs. These good practices and safety culture topics are discussed in this paper. The JWG hopes that these practices for worker safety can be adopted at other facilities. It is a well-known, but unquantified, safety principle that well run, safe facilities are more productive and efficient than other facilities (Rule, 2009). Worker safety, worker productivity, and high quality in facility operation all complement each other (Mottel, 1995).

  13. Safety Culture and Best Practices at Japan's Fusion Research Facilities

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    Rule, Keith [PPPL

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Safety Monitor Joint Working Group (JWG) is one of the magnetic fusion research collaborations between the US Department of Energy and the government of Japan. Visits by occupational safety personnel are made to participating institutions on a biennial basis. In the 2013 JWG visit of US representatives to Japan, the JWG members noted a number of good safety practices in the safety walkthroughs. These good practices and safety culture topics are discussed in this paper. The JWG hopes that these practices for worker safety can be adopted at other facilities. It is a well-known, but unquantified, safety principle that well run, safe facilities are more productive and efficient than other facilities (Rule, 2009). Worker safety, worker productivity, and high quality in facility operation all complement each other (Mottel, 1995).

  14. Association of automobile passenger transportation and economic growth in Japan

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    Horie, Teruhiko

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) (Nember) January 1969 ABSTRACT Association cf Automobile Passenger Transportation and Economic Growth in Japan. (January 1969) Teruhiko Boric, B. A. , &faseda University Directed by: Dr. ~felvin L. Greenhut In order to evaluate the growth... of Japanese post-war passenger transportation, a comparative study of the U. S. passenger transporta- ti. on development between 1910 and 1940 has been made. The growth rate of automobile ownership prior to the Great Depression is larger than the rate...

  15. Advancements in FBR shielding - Ten years in Japan

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    Ohtani, Nobuo; Suzuki, Soju

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research and development in the area of fast breeder reactor (FBR) shielding in Japan was fully under way in April 1987 when criticality of the JOYO experimental FBR was first attained. The main activities performed and results obtained during more than 10 yr of FBR shielding research are presented. The paper describes shielding research in Joyo; Monju shielding design and related research; research activities for future FBRs; and evaluation of Monju shielding designs.

  16. Status of reduced enrichment program for research reactors in Japan

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    Unesaki, Hironobu [Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, Asashiro-nishi 2-1010, Kumatori-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 590-0494 (Japan); Ohta, Kazunori; Inoue, Takeshi [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Shirakata Shirane 2-4, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-1195 (Japan)

    2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The status of reduced enrichment program for research reactors in Japan will be reviewed. The reduced enrichment programs for the JRR-3M, JRR-4 and JMTR of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA, former name is Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI)) has been completed by 1999, and the reactors are being satisfactory operated using LEU fuels. The KUR of Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI) has been partially completed and is still in progress under the Joint Study Program with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The JRR-3M using LEU silicide fuel elements have done a functional test by the Japanese Government in 2000, and the property of the reactor core was satisfied. JAEA has established a 'U-Mo fuel ad hoc committee' and has been studying the U-Mo fuel installation plan by carefully observing the development situation of the U-Mo fuel. In KURRI, the KUR has terminated its operation using HEU fuel on February 2006. The HEU KUR spent fuel elements will be sent to the U.S. by March 2008. Licensing for the full core conversion of KUR to LEU fuel is under progress and the core conversion to LEU is expected to be completed in 2008. (author)

  17. Evaluation of transboundary environmental issues in Central Europe

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    Engi, D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Corporate Planning and Strategic Business Development Div.; Kapustka, L.A.; Williams, B.A.; Meganck, R.A.; Garrison, J.G. [Ecological Planning and Toxicology, Inc., Corvallis, OR (United States); Glicken, J. [Ecological Planning and Toxicology, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hostetler, C.J.; Lawrence, S. [Columbia Environmental Services, Inc., Kennewick, WA (United States)

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Central Europe has experienced environmental degradation for hundreds of years. The proximity of countries, their shared resources, and transboundary movement of environmental pollution, create the potential for regional environmental strife. The goal of this project was to identify the sources and sinks of environmental pollution in Central Europe and evaluate the possible impact of transboundary movement of pollution on the countries of Central Europe. In meeting the objectives of identifying sources of contaminants, determining transboundary movement of contaminants, and assessing socio-economic implications, large quantities of disparate data were examined. To facilitate use of the data, the authors refined mapping procedures that enable processing information from virtually any map or spreadsheet data that can be geo-referenced. Because the procedure is freed from a priori constraints of scale that confound most Geographical Information Systems, they have the capacity to generate new projections and apply sophisticated statistical analyses to the data. The analysis indicates substantial environmental problems. While transboundary pollution issues may spawn conflict among the Central European countries and their neighbors, it appears that common environmental problems facing the entire region have had the effect of bringing the countries together, even though opportunities for deteriorating relationships may still arise.

  18. Radioactive contamination of the Arctic Region, Baltic Sea, and the Sea of Japan from activities in the former Soviet Union

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    Bradley, D.J.

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Contamination of the Arctic regions of northern Europe and Russia, as well as the Sea of Japan, may become a potential major hazard to the ecosystem of these large areas. Widespread poor radioactive waste management practices from nuclear fuel cycle activities in the former Soviet Union have resulted in direct discharges to this area as well as multiple sources that may continue to release additional radioactivity. Information on the discharges of radioactive materials has become more commonplace in the last year, and a clearer picture is emerging of the scale of the contamination. Radioactivity in the Arctic oceans is now reported to be four times higher than would be derived from fallout from weapons tests. Although the characteristics and extent of the contamination are not well known, it has been stated that the contamination in the Arctic may range from 1 to 3.5 billion curies. As yet, no scientific sampling or measurement program has occurred that can verify the amount or extent of the contamination, or its potential impact on the ecosystem.

  19. E-Print Network 3.0 - assembly nagoya japan Sample Search Results

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

    for: assembly nagoya japan Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Photoluminescence of carbon nanotubes grown over trench Summary: Engineering, Nagoya University 2 Department of Quantum...

  20. Inside the Castle Gates: How Foreign Corporations Nagivate Japan's Policymaking Processes

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    Kushida, Kenji Erik

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and shape firms‘ business models through formal licensingand price, and business models employed by foreign MNCswith their global business models now effective in Japan.

  1. E-Print Network 3.0 - aizu-wakamatsu city japan Sample Search...

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

    Computer Software, The University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu Fukushima-ken 965-8580, Japan Abstract This work Source: Durikovic, Roman - Department of Applied Informatics, Comenius...

  2. Japan's Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market: An Analysis of Residential System Prices (Presentation)

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    James, T.

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation summarizes market and policy factors influencing residential solar photovoltaic system prices in Japan, and compares these factors to related developments in the United States.

  3. Renewable Energy Opportunities at the Kanto Installations, Japan

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    Solana, Amy E.; Horner, Jacob A.; Russo, Bryan J.; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Kora, Angela R.; Weimar, Mark R.; Hand, James R.; Orrell, Alice C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.

    2010-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides an overview of renewable resource development potential at the U.S. Army installations in the Kanto region in Japan, which includes Camp Zama, Yokohama North Dock, Sagamihara Family Housing Area (SFHA), Sagami General Depot, and Akasaka Press Center. This effort focuses on grid-connected generation of electricity from renewable energy sources and also on ground source heat pumps for heating and cooling buildings. The effort was funded by the Huntsville Army Corps of Engineers, and includes the development of a methodology for renewable resource assessment at Army installations located on foreign soil. The methodology is documented in Renewable Energy Assessment Methodology for Japanese OCONUS Army Installations. The site visit to the Kanto installations took place on April 5 and 6, 2010. At the current time, there are some renewable technologies that show economic potential. Because of siting restrictions and the small size of these installations, development of most renewable energy technologies will likely be limited to Camp Zama. Project feasibility is based on installation-specific resource availability and energy costs and projections based on accepted life-cycle cost methods. Development of any renewable energy project will be challenging, as it will require investigation into existing contractual obligations, new contracts that could be developed, the legality of certain partnerships, and available financing avenues, which involves the U.S. Forces Japan (USFJ), the Government of Japan (GOJ), and a number of other parties on both sides. The Army will not be able to implement a project without involvement and approval from the other services and multiple levels of Japanese government. However, implementation of renewable energy projects could be an attractive method for GOJ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower annual utility payments to USFJ. This report recommends projects to pursue and offers approaches to use. The most promising opportunities include waste-to-energy and ground source heat pumps. Solar photovoltaics (PV) may also prove successful. Other resources were found to be insufficient on the Kanto installations.

  4. Innovative Liquid Breeder Blanket Design Activities in Japan

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    Sagara, Akio [National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan); Tanaka, Teruya [National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan); Muroga, Takeo [National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan); Hashizume, Hidetoshi [Tohoku University (Japan); Kunugi, Tomoaki [Kyoto University (Japan); Fukada, Satoshi [Kyushu University (Japan); Shimizu, Akihiko [Kyushu University (Japan)

    2005-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to clarify key engineering issues and to enhance key R and D activities for D-T fusion blankets, many design activities on innovative liquid blanket systems are on going as collaboration studies in Japan. Recently an improved long-life Flibe blanket has been proposed, and the self-cooled Li/V blanket design has started. For Flibe systems, much progress has been made on tritium permeation barrier, energy conversion system, free surface designs, and thermofluid loop experiments. For Li/V systems, evaluation studies have proceeded on Be-free nuclear properties and allowable crack fraction on multilayered MHD insulation coatings.

  5. Mineralogy and diagenesis of sediments in Yamato Basin, Japan Sea

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    Lo, Pei-Hua

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Analytical Methods TEXTURE OF YAMATO BASIN SEDIMENTS . . MINERALOGICAL VARIATIONS . Unit VI (646. 9-900. 1 mbsf). Unit V (426. 6-627. 3 mbsf). Unit IV (301. 5-426. 6 mbsf). Unit III (224-301. 5 mbsf) and Unit II (119. 9-224 mbsf) . . . Semiquantitative... distribution of 34 samples selected from Site 797, ODP Leg 127 in the Yamato Basin, Japan Sea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Figure 6A. Photomicrograph of a sandy sample from Unit VI, in which chlorite forms as a matrix occuping all intergranular...

  6. US-Japan rare elements meeting | 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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGYWomenthe House Committee on EnergyEnergyTheUnited States andUS-Japan rare earth

  7. US-Japan Clean Energy Cooperation | 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 Office of Inspector GeneralDepartment of EnergyofProject is on Track| Department ofofUS-China clean energyUS-Japan

  8. United States -Japan Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan

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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 Office of Inspector GeneralDepartment of EnergyofProject is on Track| DepartmentPinakin2 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel-Japan

  9. US-EU-Japan Working Group on Critical Materials

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  10. A review of "Literacy and Written Culture in Early Modern Central Europe" by Istvan Gyorgy Toth.

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    Jakub Basista

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the emergence of a public sphere. Istv?n Gy?rgy T?th. Literacy and Written Culture in Early Modern Central Europe. Central European University Press, 2000. x + 266 pp. Includes b&w illustrations, 31 tables and 2 maps. ?13.95 paper. Review by JAKUB BASISTA... in Central Europe on the base of research carried out in one region of Hungary. I realize that the notions of Central, Eastern, Central Eastern Europe, etc., are far from being precise, but I have problems accepting Central Europe as being limited only...

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - army europe 409th Sample Search Results

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    army in western Saxony. Shortly after this vic- tory, Napoleon ordered... to preserve French dominance in Europe by closely scrutinizing his operations and strategy. Instead...

  12. The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutioanl Change and Economic Growth

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    Acemoglu, Daron

    2003-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper documents that the Rise of (Western) Europe between 1500 and 1850 is largely accounted for by the growth of European nations with access to the Atlantic, ...

  13. E-Print Network 3.0 - asm international europe Sample Search...

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    Machines 19881998: Commented ASM Bibliography Summary: , The ASM Thesis, Remarks, Future Work. 75 Y. Gurevich. Logic Activities in Europe. ACM SIGACT News, 1994... Abstract...

  14. Money Reconstructed: Argentina and Brazil after Hyperinflation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Money Reconstructed: Argentina and Brazil after Hyperinflation JĂ©rĂ´me Sgard (Sciences Po / CERI and transferred on alternate supports--either a foreign currency (as in Argentina) or domestic indices (as empirical material and an extended analytical discussion. Keywords: Argentina, Brazil, hyperinflation

  15. Midterm Summary of Japan-US Fusion Cooperation Program TITAN

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    Muroga, Takeo [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Japan; Sze, Dai-Kai [University of California, San Diego; Sokolov, Mikhail [ORNL; Katoh, Yutai [ORNL; Stoller, Roger E [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Japan-US cooperation program TITAN (Tritium, Irradiation and Thermofluid for America and Nippon) started in April 2007 as 6-year project. This is the summary report at the midterm of the project. Historical overview of the Japan-US cooperation programs and direction of the TITAN project in its second half are presented in addition to the technical highlights. Blankets are component systems whose principal functions are extraction of heat and tritium. Thus it is crucial to clarify the potentiality for controlling heat and tritium flow throughout the first wall, blanket and out-of-vessel recovery systems. The TITAN project continues the JUPITER-II activity but extends its scope including the first wall and the recovery systems with the title of 'Tritium and thermofluid control for magnetic and inertial confinement systems'. The objective of the program is to clarify the mechanisms of tritium and heat transfer throughout the first-wall, the blanket and the heat/tritium recovery systems under specific conditions to fusion such as irradiation, high heat flux, circulation and high magnetic fields. Based on integrated models, the breeding, transfer, inventory of tritium and heat extraction properties will be evaluated for some representative liquid breeder blankets and the necessary database will be obtained for focused research in the future.

  16. Editorial & Opinion Japan should put disputed isles back in private hands

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Editorial & Opinion Japan should put disputed isles back in private hands Business Times Singapore of its wartime actions. It is important for Mr Abe not to antagonise Japan's closest neighbours as well afford to be isolated. If the Shinto shrine continues to be unwilling to remove the war criminals

  17. Assessing the fuel Use and greenhouse gas emissions of future light-duty vehicles in Japan

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    Nishimura, Eriko

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is of great concern in Japan, as well as elsewhere, such as in the U.S. and EU. More than 20% of GHG emissions in Japan come from the transportation sector, and a more than 70% ...

  18. From meiwaku to tokushita! Lessons for digital money design from Japan

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    Brody, James P.

    1 From meiwaku to tokushita! Lessons for digital money design from Japan Scott D. Mainwaring on ethnographically-inspired research in Japan, we report on people's experiences using digital money payment systems in the here and now, the adoption of digital money is found to be messy and contingent, shot through

  19. Veranstaltung der Forschungsstelle Japan der Universitt Osnabrck Vortrag: Tschernobyl-Deutschland-Fukushima

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    Kallenrode, May-Britt

    Veranstaltung der Forschungsstelle Japan der Universität Osnabrück Vortrag: Tschernobyl-Deutschland-Fukushima) zum Thema ,,Tschernobyl- Deutschland-Fukushima". Dr. Pflugbeil, der im März dieses Jahres Japan Fukushima machen. In seinem Vortrag wird er versuchen, aus den Erfahrungen, die nach dem Atomunfall von

  20. he chain of calamity now known as Japan's Triple Disaster began with a massive rupture in the ocean floor.

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    McCartney, Michael S.

    , the earthquake had already knocked out electricity, but emergency backup systems seemed to be functioning backup diesel Japan's TripleDisasterBy David Pacchioli Some 45 miles east of Japan and 18.6 miles below

  1. Japan's Long-term Energy Demand and Supply Scenario to 2050 - Estimation for the Potential of Massive CO2 Mitigation

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    Komiyama, Ryoichi

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    No.4 Japan's Long-term Energy Demand and Supply Scenario towe projected Japan's energy demand/supply and energy-relatedcrises (to cut primary energy demand per GDP ( T P E S / G D

  2. Corporate Clean Energy Investment Trends in Brazil, China, India...

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    Brazil, China, India and South Africa Jump to: navigation, search Name Corporate Clean Energy Investment Trends in Brazil, China, India and South Africa AgencyCompany...

  3. CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ADOPTION OF AGRICULTURE IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE

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    CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ADOPTION OF AGRICULTURE IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE Clive Bonsall Department was triggered by a significant change in climate. This finding may also have implications for understanding: agriculture, climate change, Mesolithic, Neolithic, north-west Europe INTRODUCTION Farming was established

  4. Renewable Energy in Central & Eastern Europe Vienna University of Technology I Energiepark Bruck/Leitha

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    Szmolyan, Peter

    Renewable Energy in Central & Eastern Europe CONTINUING EDUCATION CENTER Vienna University on the consumption of energy. However, this system is currently not sustainable. Renewable energy sources as well. The objective of the postgraduate MSc Program "Renewable Energy in Central & Eastern Europe" is, to contribute

  5. Alien Mammals of Europe Piero Genovesi, Sven Bacher, Manuel Kobelt, Michel Pascal,

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    Richner, Heinz

    Chapter 9 Alien Mammals of Europe Piero Genovesi, Sven Bacher, Manuel Kobelt, Michel Pascal and gone feral, like the Corsican mou- flon Ovis aries). Data on alien mammals have been collected from on Invasive Alien Species of the Council of Europe. Independent experts have verified each record, which

  6. THE PREV AIR SYSTEM, AN OPERATIONAL SYSTEM FOR LARGE SCALE AIR QUALITY FORECASTS OVER EUROPE; APPLICATIONS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    THE PREV AIR SYSTEM, AN OPERATIONAL SYSTEM FOR LARGE SCALE AIR QUALITY FORECASTS OVER EUROPE Author ABSTRACT Since Summer 2003, the PREV'AIR system has been delivering through the Internet1 daily air quality forecasts over Europe. This is the visible part of a wider collaborative project

  7. Europe as a missed opportunity: looking backwards to modernity in France.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ) The French route to modernity: specific features The literature on modernity generally takes a broad & Sophie Duchesne, Sciences Po IME book chapter proposal on Europe and modernity (the French case) ­ Dec the French have perceived Europe? More specifically, has it affected European integration and the possible

  8. Europe, Cutting Biofuel Subsidies, Redirects Aid to Stress Greenest Options -New York Times January 22, 2008

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    Europe, Cutting Biofuel Subsidies, Redirects Aid to Stress Greenest Options - New York Times January 22, 2008 Europe, Cutting Biofuel Subsidies, Redirects Aid to Stress Greenest Options By ELISABETH for biofuels, acknowledging that the environmental benefits of these fuels have often been overstated

  9. Cancer incidences in Europe related to mortalities, and ethnohistoric, genetic, and

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    Rosenberg, Michael S.

    Cancer incidences in Europe related to mortalities, and ethnohistoric, genetic, and geographic We have previously shown that geographic differences in cancer mortalities in Europe are related of 45 male and 47 female cancers. Differences in cancer incidences are correlated moder- ately, first

  10. Guiding Douglas-fir Seed Selection in Europe Under Changing Climates

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    Hamann, Andreas

    Germany S. Germany Italy Central Europe Coastal Balkans Balkans Romania Turkey Planting Sites Spain 300 20(°C) 0.0001 0.001 0.1 1 Random forest class probability Turkey Romania Balkans Coastal Balkans Central Southern UK Scotland Norway Finland Turkey Romania Balkans Coastal Balkans Central Europe Poland Eastern

  11. Eneau, Lameul & Bertrand May 2011 The Proceedings of the International Transformative Learning Conference in Europe

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Conference in Europe 9th International Conference on Transformative Learning 1" Proceedings of the 9th Transformative Learning Conference in Europe 9th International Conference on Transformative Learning 2Eneau, Lameul & Bertrand May 2011 The Proceedings of the International Transformative Learning

  12. Estimating near-surface shear wave velocities in Japan by applying seismic interferometry to KiK-net data

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    Estimating near-surface shear wave velocities in Japan by applying seismic interferometry to KiK-net throughout Japan by applying seismic interferometry to the data recorded with KiK-net, a strong motion network in Japan. Each KiK-net station has two receivers; one receiver on the surface and the other

  13. Tuesday April 12, 8:14 PM LEAD: Japan, EU aim to reach conclusion on ITER by July

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    Tuesday April 12, 8:14 PM LEAD: Japan, EU aim to reach conclusion on ITER by July (Kyodo) _ (EDS." Earlier in the day, Potocnik met with Japan's Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister: UPDATING WITH EU COMMISSIONER'S PRESS CONFERENCE) Japan and the European Union agreed Tuesday to speed up

  14. Stirling engine research at national and university laboratories in Japan

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    Hane, G.J.; Hutchinson, R.A.

    1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) reviewed research projects that are related to the development of Stirling engines and that are under way at Japanese national laboratories and universities. The research and development focused on component rather than on whole engine development. PNL obtained the information from a literature review and interviews conducted at the laboratories and universities. The universities have less equipment available and operate with smaller staffs for research than do the laboratories. In particular, the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory and the Aerospace Laboratory conduct high-quality component and fundamental work. Despite having less equipment, some of the researchers at the universities conduct high-quality fundamental research. As is typical in Japan, several of the university professors are very active in consulting and advisory capacities to companies engaged in Stirling engine development, and also with government and association advisory and technical committees. Contacts with these professors and selective examination of their research are good ways to keep abreast of Japanese Stirling developments.

  15. DOE Robotic and Remote Systems Assistance to the Government of Japan

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    Derek Wadsworth; Victor Walker

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At the request of the Government of Japan, DOE did a complex wide survey of available remotely operated and robotic systems to assist in the initial assessment of the damage to the Fukushima Daiichi reactors following an earthquake and subsequent tsunami. As a result several radiation hardened cameras and a Talon robot were identified as systems that could immediately assist in the effort and were subsequently sent to Japan. These systems were transferred to the Government of Japan and used to map radiation levels surrounding the damaged facilities. This report describes the equipment, its use, data collected, and lessons learned from the experience.

  16. A review of "Borders and Travellers in Early Modern Europe" edited by Thomas Betteridge

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    McJannet, Linda

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    worked from very similar assumptions about the need for hermeneutic stability. Thomas Betteridge, ed. Borders and Travellers in Early Modern Europe. Aldershot:: Ashgate, 2007. vi + 196 pp. $99.95. Review by Li n d a McJa n n e t , Be n t L e y un i v... e r s i t y . As described by editor Thomas Betteridge, Borders and Travellers in Early Modern Europe provides ?a trans-European interdisciplinary inter- rogation of borders and travel in early modern Europe? (12). Of the eleven essays...

  17. Proceeding of International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design, p. 34-40, Fukushima, Japan, March 1998 Hierarchical Concurrent Finite State Machines in Ptolemy

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    -40, Fukushima, Japan, March 1998 Hierarchical Concurrent Finite State Machines in Ptolemy Bilung Lee and Edward

  18. The portfolio of generation facilities in Japan's electric power sector, past and future

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    Nishimura, Naoto

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Japan consumes a considerable amount of the world's energy, and it occupies an even more important position in the markets for internationally traded energy. Because sufficient domestic fossil-fuel reserves are not ...

  19. Ancestral land, inheritance, and the revitalization or rural Japan: the case of Ogata Village

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    Wood, Donald C

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three themes are especially significant in rural Japan today. The first two are the traditional strong sense of ancestral land ties shared by Japanese farmers and the shortage of heirs problem (atotsugi mondai), which they face. The third...

  20. The regulation of irregular work in Japan : from collusion to conflict

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    Cisneros, Nathan (Nathan Burley)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Japan's labor markets are clearly segmented between regular and irregular workers. Regular workers enjoy employment stability, good wages and promotion, and access to good pensions and health plans. Irregular workers-contract, ...

  1. Cooperation over conflict : the women's movement and the state in contemporary Japan

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    Murase, Miriam Y. (Miriam Yuko), 1967-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Progress on women's equality in Japan is found to be constrained by state intervention in the women's movement. This intervention takes the form of regulations that limit the independence of women's group, as well as ...

  2. A lean enterprise approach for developing high speed rail in Japan and Portugal

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    Iwamura, Nobuhiro

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores and evaluates the application of the lean enterprise concept to the expansion and development of the high speed railway industry in Japan. The basic idea of the lean enterprise is increasing value-added ...

  3. Analysis of a Japan government intervention on the domestic agriculture market

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    Vitanov, N K; Jordanov, I P; Managi, S; Demura, K; Vitanov, Nikolay K.; Sakai, Kenshi; Jordanov, Ivan P.; Managi, Shunsuke; Demura, Katsuhiko

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate an economic system in which one large agent - the Japan government changes the environment of numerous smaller agents - the Japan agriculture producers by indirect regulation of prices of agriculture goods. The reason for this intervention was that before the oil crisis in 1974 Japan agriculture production prices exhibited irregular and large amplitude changes. By means of analysis of correlations and a combination of singular spectrum analysis (SSA), principal component analysis (PCA), and time delay phase space construction (TDPSC) we study the influence of the government measures on the domestic piglet prices and production in Japan. We show that the government regulation politics was successful and leaded (i) to a decrease of the nonstationarities and to increase of predictability of the piglet price; (ii) to a coupling of the price and production cycles; (iii) to increase of determinism of the dynamics of the fluctuations of piglet price around the year average price. The investigated case...

  4. Alerting Humanitarians to Emergencies TOKYO, March 9 (Reuters) -Japan warned the European Union on Wednesday

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    to construct the first thermonuclear reactor -- the European Union, Japan, China, the United States, Russia Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is forecast to cost some 4.6 billion euros ($6.14 billion) over 10

  5. Japan and Taiwan in the wake of bio-globalization : drugs, race and standards

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    Kuo, Wen-Hua

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a study of Japan and Taiwan's different responses to the expansion of the global drug industry. The thesis focuses on the problematic of "voicing," of how a state can make its interests heard in the International ...

  6. Risk management and governance for PFI Project : technology policy lessons from the case of Japan

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    Matsumoto, Takuji, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Japan has a long history of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs); however, it has experienced many failures but learned various lessons from them. The representative example is a management failure of the third sector, which ...

  7. Innovation performance, policy, and infrastructure : a comparison of Japan and the U.S.

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    Oshi, Tomoko

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With flagship corporations in Japan struggling to complete a highly globalized market against increased competition from the US and Asia, the Japanese government has been striving to increase the competitiveness and improve ...

  8. E-Print Network 3.0 - ariake bay japan Sample Search Results

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    domestic waste Start... : domestic waste Start-up: 2013 Japan, Bekki Hayami, Oita Pref. Energy recovery: electricity Capacity: 2 x... 5Mgh Fuel: domestic waste Start-up: 2013...

  9. -News Home Help EU gives Japan until June to reach deal on nuclear project

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    's support. news web sites Japan and France are vying to host the multi-billion dollar International, China and Russia back France's bid for it to be based in Cadarache, southern France. news web sites

  10. -News Home Help EU presses Japan to compromise on nuclear project

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    . news web sites But Japan has not yet responded to the suggestion to end the row over the International web sites ITER, which would emulate the sun's nuclear fusion, is not expected to generate

  11. Localizing public dispute resolution in Japan : lessons from experiments with deliberative policy-making

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    Matsuura, Masahiro, 1974-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Can consensus building processes, as practiced in the US, be used to resolve infrastructure disputes in Japan? Since the 1990s, proposals to construct highways, dams, ports and airports, railways, as well as to redevelop ...

  12. States of the nations : nationalism, narratives and normative change in Postwar Japan

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    Boyd, James Patrick, 1971-

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation evaluates claims that nationalism is rising in post-Cold War Japan by first noting the disconnect between existent social science conceptions of nationalism and those needed to examine how nationalism ...

  13. A comparative study of the diffusion of antihypertensive and antidepressant medications in Germany in Japan

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    Cui, Ling, 1978-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis analyzes and compares the diffusion of antihypertensive and antidepressant medications in Germany and Japan during the time period of 1992 and 2003. The antihypertensive medications are classified as new, middle ...

  14. Structural and organizational changes of the housebuilding industry in the United States and Japan

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    Minami, Kazunobu

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study has three parts. The first chapter investigates the construction sectors in the United States and Japan using the analytical framework of interindustry analysis. Six U.S. and five Japanese input-output tables ...

  15. An econometric approach to understanding the international tourism flows from Japan to Taiwan

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    Chang, Chun-Ling

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ECONOMETRIC APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING THE INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FLOWS FROM JAPAN TO TAIWAN A Thesis by CHUN-LING CHANG Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AdtM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August l993 Major Subject: Recreation k. Resources Development AN ECONOMETRIC APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING THE INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FLOWS FROM JAPAN TO TAIWAN A Thesis by CHUN-LING CHANG Submitted to Texas ARM University...

  16. Basic Solar Energy Research in Japan (2011 EFRC Forum)

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    Domen, Kazunari (University of Tokyo)

    2012-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Kazunari Domen, Chemical System Engineering Professor at the University of Tokyo, was the second speaker in the May 26, 2011 EFRC Forum session, "Global Perspectives on Frontiers in Energy Research." In his presentation, Professor Domen talked about basic solar energy research in Japan. The 2011 EFRC Summit and Forum brought together the EFRC community and science and policy leaders from universities, national laboratories, industry and government to discuss "Science for our Nation's Energy Future." In August 2009, the Office of Science established 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers. The EFRCs are collaborative research efforts intended to accelerate high-risk, high-reward fundamental research, the scientific basis for transformative energy technologies of the future. These Centers involve universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit firms, singly or in partnerships, selected by scientific peer review. They are funded at $2 to $5 million per year for a total planned DOE commitment of $777 million over the initial five-year award period, pending Congressional appropriations. These integrated, multi-investigator Centers are conducting fundamental research focusing on one or more of several ?grand challenges? and use-inspired ?basic research needs? recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The purpose of the EFRCs is to integrate the talents and expertise of leading scientists in a setting designed to accelerate research that transforms the future of energy and the environment.

  17. Changes in Russia's gas exportation strategy: Europe versus Asia? Catherine Locatelli, Research Fellow,

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Changes in Russia's gas exportation strategy: Europe versus Asia? Catherine Locatelli, Research policy. JEL classification: Industrial organization, International economics. Abstract: Russia's gas strategy is currently undergoing fundamental changes. The internationalisation of Russia's gas exchanges

  18. Evolutionary history of barley cultivation in Europe revealed by genetic analysis of extant landraces

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    Jones, Huw; Civan, Peter; Cockram, James; Leigh, Fiona J; Smith, Lydia MJ; Jones, Martin K; Charles, Michael P; Molina-Cano, Jose-Luis; Powell, Wayne; Jones, Glynis; Brown, Terence A

    2011-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    in the eastern Fertile Crescent and entered Europe after the initial spread of agriculture. Conclusions The discovery of population structure, combined with knowledge of associated phenotypes and environmental adaptations, enables a rational approach...

  19. AIR QUALITY ENSEMBLE FORECAST COUPLING ARPEGE AND CHIMERE OVER WESTERN EUROPE

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    Menut, Laurent

    AIR QUALITY ENSEMBLE FORECAST COUPLING ARPEGE AND CHIMERE OVER WESTERN EUROPE Carvalho of the results encountered on numerical weather prediction ensemble runs has encouraged the air quality modellers' community to test the same methodology to foresee air pollutants concentrations

  20. The logic of regionalism: a comparative study of regionalism in Europe and Asia

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    Kim, Mi-Kyung

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ....................................................................................................... 219 6-8 Tax Revenue, Direct Taxation and Economic Growth in Europe (1975-1997)... 223 6-9 The 1994 EU Referendums in Austria, Finland, Norway and Sweden.................. 224 6-10 Alternative Ordered Probit Regression Analyses...

  1. Measuring Welfare Loss Caused by Air Pollution in Europe: A CGE Analysis

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    Paltsev, Sergey

    To evaluate the socio-economic impacts of air pollution, we develop an integrated approach based on computable general equilibrium (CGE). Applying our approach to Europe shows that even there, where air quality is relatively ...

  2. Characterization of the Wind Power Resource in Europe and its Intermittency

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    Cosseron, A.

    Wind power is assessed over Europe, with special attention given to the quantification of intermittency. Using the methodology developed in Gunturu and Schlosser (2011), the MERRA boundary flux data was used to compute ...

  3. EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers in Europe and the United...

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    EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers in Europe and the United States The EV-Smart Grid Interoperability Centers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and...

  4. Factors Affecting the Feasibility of a Warsaw Pact Invasion of Western Europe

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    Williamson, Corbin

    2008-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    and termination of such a conflict in Central Europe. The argument will be made that NATO would have been able to hold onto most of West Germany in the event of such an attack....

  5. Les communauts marchandes de l'Europe du Nord dans les ports bretons au XVIIIe

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Les communautés marchandes de l'Europe du Nord dans les ports bretons au XVIIIe siècle Pierrick Peter Voss, «Les communautés marchandes étrangères dans l'espace urbain bordelais (62075)», dans J ou moins grande fréquentation par les communautés marchandes des différents pays européens. Cet

  6. A review of "The Keyboard in Baroque Europe" by Christopher Hogwood, ed.

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    Graham H. Phipps

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    308 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Christopher Hogwood, ed. The Keyboard in Baroque Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xviii + 245 pp. $75.00. Review by GRAHAM H. PHIPPS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS. This ?florilegium of essays... these and other bits of documentary evidence, Rasch speculates on stylistic aspects of Froberger?s music and on the dissemination of his works throughout Western Europe during the seventeenth century. Pieter Dirksen devotes his essay to a large manuscript MS L...

  7. EVALUATION OF ZERO-POWER, ELEVATED-TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS AT JAPAN’S HIGH TEMPERATURE ENGINEERING TEST REACTOR

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    John D. Bess; Nozomu Fujimoto; James W. Sterbentz; Luka Snoj; Atsushi Zukeran

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) is a 30 MWth, graphite-moderated, helium-cooled reactor that was constructed with the objectives to establish and upgrade the technological basis for advanced high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) as well as to conduct various irradiation tests for innovative high-temperature research. The core size of the HTTR represents about one-half of that of future HTGRs, and the high excess reactivity of the HTTR, necessary for compensation of temperature, xenon, and burnup effects during power operations, is similar to that of future HTGRs. During the start-up core physics tests of the HTTR, various annular cores were formed to provide experimental data for verification of design codes for future HTGRs. The experimental benchmark performed and currently evaluated in this report pertains to the data available for two zero-power, warm-critical measurements with the fully-loaded HTTR core. Six isothermal temperature coefficients for the fully-loaded core from approximately 340 to 740 K have also been evaluated. These experiments were performed as part of the power-up tests (References 1 and 2). Evaluation of the start-up core physics tests specific to the fully-loaded core (HTTR-GCR-RESR-001) and annular start-up core loadings (HTTR-GCR-RESR-002) have been previously evaluated.

  8. The Politics of Access to Higher Education in Argentina and Brazil: A comparative analysis

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    Fernandes Nogueira, Jaana Flavia

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    education ?? In Argentina and Brazil, policies to grantpopulation. In Argentina and Brazil these policies changedto look at the policies adopted by Argentina and Brazil to

  9. Policy support activities Brazil Rural Energy

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    1 Policy support activities Brazil Rural Energy Enterprise Development (B-REED) Juan Zak UNEP Risoe makers implement Electricity Law 10.438 in ways that enable small rural energy enterprises to coexist with distribution utilities. ·The Law, approved in April 2002, dealt with key issues for rural energy enterprises

  10. An Analysis of the DER Adoption Climate in Japan Using Optimization Results for Prototype Buildings with U.S. Comparisons

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    Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan; Gao, Weijun; Nishida, Masaru

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Test Results of a Micro Gas Turbine, The Japan Society ofperformance of the P15 07 micro gas turbine, and determined

  11. 1DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE IN BRAZIL Dangerous Climate

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    1DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE IN BRAZIL Dangerous Climate A BrAzil-UK AnAlysis of ClimAte ChAnge And deforestAtion impACts in the AmAzon Change in Brazil #12;3DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE IN BRAZIL April 2011Alysis of ClimAte ChAnge And deforestAtion impACts in the AmAzon Change in Brazil #12;4 DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE

  12. Monthly mean pressure reconstructions for Europe (back to 1780) and North America (to 1958)

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    Jones, P.D.; Wigley, T.M.L.; Briffa, K.R.

    1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Monthly grid-point pressure data are reconstructed from station records of air temperature, precipitation and pressure for Europe, back to 1780, and North America, back to 1858. The reconstructions are based on a principal components regression technique which relates surface pressure patterns to those of the temperature, precipitation and station pressure data. The relationships are derived over a calibration period and the results are tested with independent data from another period. To illustrate the results examples are given of pressure anomalies over Europe during 1816 (the ''year without a summer''), anomalies over both Europe and North America for January and November 1862 (months with particularly strong anomalies), and anomalies over North America during 1884 (the year after Krakatau). The reconstructions are compared with other monthly mean pressure maps produced by Lamb and Johnson (1966) for Europe for 1780 to 1872 and for North America for 1858 to 1898, and by Kington (1980) for Europe for 1781 to 1785. Both of these map series show systematic biases relative to the present reconstructions. The reconstructed data are available on a magnetic tape.

  13. Fact #839: September 22, 2014 World Petroleum Consumption Continues to Rise despite Declines from the United States and Europe- Dataset

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    Excel file with dataset for Fact #839: World Petroleum Consumption Continues to Rise despite Declines from the United States and Europe

  14. Health consequences of Chernobyl disaster in Europe in general and in Norway in particular. Literature review and ecological study.

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    Fedorov, Roman

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Health costs of Chernobyl disaster are still not clear.Main goal of this paper therefore is to investigate health consequences of Chernobyl disaster in Europe (outside… (more)

  15. -News Home Help Japan regrets French minister's comments on nuclear project

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    with EU, French, Russian and Chinese funding. India, Brazil and Switzerland are also interested! Inc. All rights reserved. - - - Questions or Comments Privacy Policy Terms of Service Copyright Policy

  16. Waste management experience at IPEN-Brazil

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    Vicente, R. [Inst. de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleaires, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Institute for Energy and Nuclear Research (Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares--IPEN) is the biggest nuclear research center in Brazil. Located in the campus of the University of Sao Paulo, it is maintained and operated by the National Commission on Nuclear Energy (Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear--CNEN). Its objectives are the development of nuclear energy and its fuel cycle, the applications of radiation and radioisotopes in industry, medicine, agriculture, research, education, and environmental preservation, and the realization of basic and applied research in related fields. This paper describes the history and the practices of the waste management at a nuclear research center in Brazil where research on the nuclear fuel cycle and on the applications of radioisotopes are in progress.

  17. News Release: Contacts: October 22, 2007 John P. Campbell Anne Boyd Rabkin

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    Knowles, David William

    a sustainable energy future lays out the science, technology and policy roadmap for developing energy resources and technological innovations, and policy tools that could be used to help policy makers guide their countries was produced by a study panel of 15 world-renowned energy experts from Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan

  18. PUTTING TRANSPORT INTO CLIMATE POLICY AGENDA

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    Takahashi, Ryo

    sector in the climate change negotiation. WCTRS could help UNFCCC and the IPCC to promote this processPUTTING TRANSPORT INTO CLIMATE POLICY AGENDA World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS Africa Other LA Brazil Middle East India Other Asia China Eastern Europe Asian TE Russia Korea Japan

  19. Development of the electron beam melting and refining in the Eastern Europe

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    Mladenov, G.M. [Institute of Electronics, Sofia (Bulgaria)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A open research potential for the many R & D projects, as well as developed industrial structures exist in the Central and Eastern Europe countries. Now the economy crisis in this part of the world, due to the positive exiting democratic changes and to the transition from central planned to the market economy are a challenge. Bridging the research and industrial potential of the Eastern Europe to the developed economies is a way to keep the knowledge and people with activity in this field and to extend the future market of EB products. A brief revue of the institutions and a very short general information for the EB melting and refinement development in the Eastern Europe countries is given.

  20. Plus c`est la meme chose: The future of nuclear weapons in Europe

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    Maaranen, S.A.

    1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the end of the Cold War, the United States perhaps more than any other nuclear weapon state has deeply questioned the future role of nuclear weapons, both in a strategic sense and in Europe. It is probably the United States that has raised the most questions about the continuing need for and efficacy of nuclear weapons, and has expressed the greatest concerns about the negative consequences of continuing nuclear weapons deployment. In the US, this period of questioning has now come to a pause, if not a conclusion. In late 1994 the United States decided to continue to pursue reductions in numbers of nuclear weapons as well as other changes designed to reduce the dangers associated with the possession of nuclear weapons. But at the same time the US concluded that some number of nuclear forces would continue to be needed for national security for the foreseeable future. These necessary nuclear forces include a continuing but greatly reduced stockpile of nuclear bombs deployed in Europe under NATO`s New Strategic Concept. If further changes to the US position on nuclear weapons in Europe are to occur, it is likely to be after many years, and only in the context of dramatic additional improvements in the political and geo-political climate in and around Europe. The future role of nuclear weapons in Europe, as discussed in this report, depends in part on past and future decisions by the United States. but it must also be noted that other states that deploy nuclear weapons in Europe--Britain, France, and Russia, as well as the NATO alliance--have shown little inclination to discontinue their deployment of such weapons, whatever the United States might choose to do in the future.

  1. Recent experimental and analytic progress in the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak-60 Upgrade with W-shaped divertor

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    Hudson, Stuart

    remote radiative divertor is necessary for the heat control. The prompt exhaust of helium ash and the reRecent experimental and analytic progress in the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak-60 Upgrade with W-shaped divertor configuration* H. Shirai,a) and the JT-60 Teamb) Japan Atomic Energy

  2. ELT in Iranian high schools in Iran, Malaysia and Japan 131 ELT in Iranian high schools in

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    ELT in Iranian high schools in Iran, Malaysia and Japan 131 ELT in Iranian high schools in Iran teachers using prescribed textbooks at Iranian high schools in Iran, Japan and Malaysia. Based on my own testing instruments, influence how teachers use these textbooks. In Iran, the highly standardized national

  3. EuropE and thE World:thE Eu`s ExtErnal policiEs organised within the framework of the ,,European Parliament to Campus" Programme

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    Blanz, Volker

    Parliament to Campus" Programme University of Siegen, 8th and 9th December 2011 Coordinator: Prof. Dr EUROPEEN Thursday, 8th December Friday, 9th December #12;EuropE and thE World:thE Eu`s ExtErnal policiEs organised within the framework of the ,,European

  4. The Olympus Scandal and Corporate Governance Reform: Can Japan Find a Middle Ground between the Board Monitoring Model and Management Model

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    Aronson, Bruce E.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OLYMPUS SCANDAL AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REFORM: CAN JAPANScandal and Corporate Governance Issues A. Background of theunder Japan's Corporate Governance System ..

  5. The prehistoric and preindustrial deforestation of Europe Jed O. Kaplan a,b,*, Kristen M. Krumhardt a

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    Zimmermann, Niklaus E.

    The prehistoric and preindustrial deforestation of Europe Jed O. Kaplan a,b,*, Kristen M. Krumhardt deforestation at numerous individual sites, to study the effect that prehistoric and preindustrial deforestation of anthropogenic deforestation in Europe over the past three millennia by 1) digi- tizing and synthesizing

  6. 2000 JAPAN-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation July 23-26, 2000, Ann Arbor, MI

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    Saitou, Kazuhiro "Kazu"

    2000 JAPAN-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation July 23-26, 2000, Ann Arbor, MI 2000JUSFA-US1 OFF-LINE ERROR RECOVERY LOGIC SYNTHESIS IN AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY LINES BY USING GENETIC PROGRAMMING Cem M. Baydar by the experts or automated error recovery logic controllers embedded in the system. The previous work

  7. 00100 -1 -IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 1619 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan

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    Miyashita, Yasushi

    00100 - 1 - 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16­19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan MEASURING, were estimated based on measurement data in order to improve the efficiency of the heat source-2012. Keywords: Sustainable Campus, University Facilities, Hospital, CO2 Emissions Reduction, Heat

  8. Nonseasonal sea level variations in the Japan//East Sea from satellite altimeter data

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    in the south, and the Japan Basin in the north (Figure 1a). The Yamato Rise is located in the middle. Water Current (EKWC) along the east coast of Korea, and the Offshore Branch (OB) into the south of the Ulleung° gridded hydrographic data. [5] Instantaneous co

  9. NOAA/NMFS Developments U.S.-Japan Fishery Trade Talks

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    transactions which in the past have been foreclosed. Because of the absence of that market, the U.S. indus- try to the large Japanese market for seafoods. The understanding was reached after a series of meetings opportunities in Japan, assist in resolving problems in specific fisheries trade transactions, and assist U

  10. Masatsu kakuhan setsugo "Friction Stir Welding Complete aspects of FSW" Japan Welding Society

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    Cambridge, University of

    Masatsu kakuhan setsugo ­ "Friction Stir Welding ­ Complete aspects of FSW" Japan Welding Society years ago that the Friction Stir Welding (FSW) method was proposed by TWI. Because FSW is a solid state welding method, the peak temperature reached during FSW welding is lower than the traditional welding

  11. Orographic effects during winter cold air outbreaks over the Sea of Japan (East Sea): Results

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    Scotti, Alberto

    scatterometer wind measurements, such as the wakes (vortex street) in the lee of peaks along the range. Our of the coastal topography on the surface wind field during outbreaks has not been investigated in de- tail equations, orographic effect, gap wind, rotating channel flow, Rossby adjustment, Sea of Japan, air

  12. Advanced Robotics, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 11151129 (2007) VSP and Robotics Society of Japan 2007.

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    Rucci, Michele

    Advanced Robotics, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 1115­1129 (2007) VSP and Robotics Society of Japan 2007. Also available online - www.brill.nl/ar Full paper Integrating robotics and neuroscience: brains for robots, bodies for brains MICHELE RUCCI , DANIEL BULLOCK and FABRIZIO SANTINI Department of Cognitive

  13. U.S.-Japan Scientific Collaboration: A View from the National Science Foundation

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    Ejiri, Shinji

    : U.S.-Japan Scientific Collaboration: A View from the National Science Foundation Ms. Anne an overview of the National Science Foundation, the US government's basic science and engineering research.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Tokyo Regional Office since August 2010. She joined NSFinMay2005as

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

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    be better spent on other energy technologies that can reduce global warming more quickly. In the ITER to Japan 05.07.05 The quest to find a clean, cheap and abundant way to meet future global energy needs took and other fossil fuels, fusion produces no environmentally damaging emissions and only low levels

  15. Japan's Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030 Considering Energy Efficiency Standards"Top-Runner Approach"

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    Lacommare, Kristina S H; Komiyama, Ryoichi; Marnay, Chris

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    As one of the measures to achieve the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions agreed to in the"Kyoto Protocol," an institutional scheme for determining energy efficiency standards for energy-consuming appliances, called the"Top-Runner Approach," was developed by the Japanese government. Its goal is to strengthen the legal underpinnings of various energy conservation measures. Particularly in Japan's residential sector, where energy demand has grown vigorously so far, this efficiency standard is expected to play a key role in mitigating both energy demand growth and the associated CO2 emissions. This paper presents an outlook of Japan's residential energy demand, developed by a stochastic econometric model for the purpose of analyzing the impacts of the Japan's energy efficiency standards, as well as the future stochastic behavior of income growth, demography, energy prices, and climate on the future energy demand growth to 2030. In this analysis, we attempt to explicitly take into consideration more than 30 kinds of electricity uses, heating, cooling and hot water appliances in order to comprehensively capture the progress of energy efficiency in residential energy end-use equipment. Since electricity demand, is projected to exhibit astonishing growth in Japan's residential sector due to universal increasing ownership of electric and other appliances, it is important to implement an elaborate efficiency standards policy for these appliances.

  16. Sir --Your Editorial "Time for Japan to shine?" (Nature 427, 763; 2004) clearly

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    that the United States and Japan refuse a direct and objective comparison of the technical assets of the European the necessity of building ITER, formerly the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. But I must say of the JT-60 tokamak to achieve critical science on the way to Demo, the engineering prototype reactor

  17. Circulation and currents in the southwestern East/Japan Sea: Overview and review

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    Rhode Island, University of

    and its meander eastward after the separation from the coast, the Offshore Branch along the coast of Japan in the Ulleung Basin is primarily cyclonic and commonly consists of one or more cyclonic cells, and an anticyclonic cell centered near Ulleung Island. The cyclonic circulation is conjectured to be driven by a net

  18. IIFET 2004 Japan Proceedings OPTIMAL STORAGE TEMPERATURE DESIGN FOR FROZEN SEAFOOD INVENTORIES

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    IIFET 2004 Japan Proceedings 1 OPTIMAL STORAGE TEMPERATURE DESIGN FOR FROZEN SEAFOOD INVENTORIES a model for optimal temperature design for semi-perishable seafood inventory, and apply the model dependent on the time-temperature tolerance of frozen inventory, the cost of frozen storage, and the rate

  19. France, Japan vie for fusion site From AFP 21feb04

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    France, Japan vie for fusion site From AFP 21feb04 THE European Union, Russia, China, the United-billion dollar nuclear fusion reactor, officials said. But no final decision was expected on breaking the deadlock over where to base the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the officials

  20. http://conf.kyusan-u.ac.jp/uic2012 September 04-07, 2012, Fukuoka, Japan

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    Kourai, Kenichi

    Devices * Material, Textile, Cloth, Furniture, etc. * Embedded Software and Agents * Interaction to Smart University, Fukuoka, Japan Co-located with ATC 2012, ICA3PP-2012 1. Ubiquitous Intelligent/Smart Systems 2. Ubiquitous Intelligent/Smart Environments * Smart Room, Home, Office, Laboratory * Smart Shop

  1. Measurement of airborne radioactivity from the Fukushima reactor accident in Tokushima, Japan

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    K. Fushimi; S. Nakayama; M. Sakama; Y. Sakaguchi

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The airborne radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plan t was measured in Tokushima, western Japan. The continuous monitoring has been carried out in Tokushima. From March 23, 2011 the fission product $^{131}$I was observed. The radioisotopes $^{134}$Cs and $^{137}$Cs were also observed in the beginning of April. However the densities were extremely smaller than the Japanese regulation of radioisotopes.

  2. Alien Terrestrial Invertebrates of Europe Alain Roques, Wolfgang Rabitsch, Jean-Yves Rasplus,

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    Richner, Heinz

    Chapter 5 Alien Terrestrial Invertebrates of Europe Alain Roques, Wolfgang Rabitsch, Jean of animals and plants, no checklist of alien terrestrial inverte- brates was available in any of the European the existing lists were inherently difficult because they used different definitions of alien. Thus, estimat

  3. Hydraulic adjustment of Scots pine across Europe J. Martnez-Vilalta1,2

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    Mencuccini, Maurizio

    Research Hydraulic adjustment of Scots pine across Europe J. Martínez-Vilalta1,2 , H. Cochard3), 8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland Summary · The variability of branch-level hydraulic properties, xylem anatomy, sapwood- and leaf-specific hydraulic conductivity (KS and KL), vulnerability to embolism

  4. The event is free and open to the public "Germany in Europe" Campus Weeks

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    Missouri-Columbia, University of

    The event is free and open to the public "Germany in Europe" Campus Weeks German Embassy and German Educator Seattle, WA and Cologne, Germany Marcel Machill Professor of Journalism and International Media Systems University of Leipzig, Germany Randy Smith, Co-director, MU Center for the Digital Globe Donald W

  5. Please consider the environment before printing Europe bars illegal timber from markets

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    .U. markets. The legislation, which passed 644-25, will require all companies selling timber products in the EPlease consider the environment before printing Europe bars illegal timber from markets mongabay.com July 07, 2010 The European Parliament today voted overwhelming to bar illegally logged timber from E

  6. Beta diversity of frogs in the forests of New Guinea, Amazonia and Europe

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    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Beta diversity of frogs in the forests of New Guinea, Amazonia and Europe are characterized by low beta diversity, both in tropical and in temperate areas. Location Lowland forests tracking. The community data were analysed for alpha and beta diversity. Results Local (alpha) diversity

  7. The Sorcerer's Apprentices I have travelled extensively in Europe teaching engineers for the last 10 years

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    Hatton, Les

    The Sorcerer's Apprentices I have travelled extensively in Europe teaching engineers for the last. At the same time, the notion of having apprentices to such engineers also makes real sense in IT. Because necessary in rapidly evolving subjects. IT is one of them. Sometimes, the apprentices surpass their masters

  8. Spatial differences and temporal changes in illicit drug use in Europe quantified by wastewater analysis

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    Spatial differences and temporal changes in illicit drug use in Europe quantified by wastewater of Chemistry, University of Athens, Athens, Greece21 *Co-first authors. ABSTRACT Aims To perform wastewater population. Design Analyses of raw wastewater over a 1-week period in 2012 and 2013. Setting and Participants

  9. COMPARATIVE STUDY REGARDING THE EVOLUTION OF THE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE REGION'S

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Iulia, Alba, Romania Summary: In this paper, we question whether there is a catch-up effect countries. We study FDI outflows for Romania, a small economy with few historical ties to Eastern Europe, Alba Iulia 2006., Alba Iulia : Romania (2006)" #12;Comparative Study regarding the Evolution

  10. MINES-TELECOM INSTITUTE, MINES DOUAI RMOD INRIA LILLE NORD EUROPE

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    Boyer, Edmond

    MINES-TELECOM INSTITUTE, MINES DOUAI RMOD INRIA LILLE NORD EUROPE TECHNICAL REPORT Extended results for this case. We succeed to reduce the application's size to 1% of its original counterpart. 1 FileStream startUp: true. 2 1 to: 10 do: [ :i | FileStream stdout nextPutAll: 'hello'; crlf ]. Figure 1: Entry point

  11. MINES-TELECOM INSTITUTE, MINES DOUAI RMOD INRIA LILLE NORD EUROPE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    MINES-TELECOM INSTITUTE, MINES DOUAI RMOD INRIA LILLE NORD EUROPE TECHNICAL REPORT Tornado: A Run the application's size to 1% of its original counterpart. 1 FileStream startUp: true. 2 1 to: 10 do: [ :i | FileStream

  12. Des dveloppements durables. Quel rfrentiel pour les politiques de dveloppement durable en Europe ?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Europe ? Sustainable developments. Sustainable policies within the EU : looking for a framework François some operational framework to sustainable development lies in the fact that sustainable development. It supposes abandoning the unique and universal sustainable development's myth, and to replace it by plural

  13. Towards a policy convergence in Europe? General approaches in the Netherlands, Switzerland and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - 1 - Towards a policy convergence in Europe? General approaches in the Netherlands, Switzerland Engineering Rm 305 PO Box 5048 DELFT 2600 GA The Netherlands 31 15 278 4672 31 15 278 3179 e - The policies of three European countries (France, the Netherlands and Switzerland) are compared at the level

  14. Deutsche Telekom launches new integrated location-based services in selected markets across Europe

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    Deutschmann, Rainer

    Deutsche Telekom launches new integrated location-based services in selected markets across Europe in Q4 last year, services will be available in 2010 in the Netherlands and other countries Deutsche and check the weather in the area. Deutsche Telekom's LBS service is truly for the mass market. From launch

  15. Brussels, 07.10.2003 Position paper: Europe should lead the fight against global warming

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    Europe's reliance on fossil fuels and, even sooner, its dependence on nuclear power. The necessary energy emissions reduction in 2020 as critical steps towards a complete withdrawal from fossil fuel in 2050 and social costs, in particular by the realisation of road pricing, connected with the possibility of cross-subsidies

  16. Europe's Constitutional Challenges in the Light of the Recent Case Law

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    GĂĽting, Ralf Hartmut

    Edited by Prof. Dr. José Maria Beneyto and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingolf Pernice revision: Lars S. OttoEurope's Constitutional Challenges in the Light of the Recent Case Law of National Constitutional Courts José MarÍa Beneyto / Ingolf Pernice (eds) Lisbon and Beyond European Constitutional Law Network

  17. Predicting the net carbon exchanges of crop rotations in Europe with an agro-ecosystem model

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Predicting the net carbon exchanges of crop rotations in Europe with an agro-ecosystem model S.Lehuger@art.admin.ch. Fax: (+41) 44 377 72 01. Phone: (+41) 44 377 75 13. hal-00414342,version2-1Sep2010 #12;Abstract Carbon and measuring land-atmosphere carbon exchanges from arable lands are important tasks to predict the influence

  18. Project EARTH-13-TM1: Understanding CO2 emissions from Europe's restless caldera-forming volcanoes

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    Henderson, Gideon

    Project EARTH-13-TM1: Understanding CO2 emissions from Europe's restless caldera-forming volcanoes the information contained in volcano CO2 emissions is important from both a volcanic hazards perspective into this program. The opportunity will also be taken to map out CO2 emissions at these systems and to review what

  19. Risk Analysis of Phytophthora ramorum, a Newly Recognised Pathogen Threat to Europe

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    Risk Analysis of Phytophthora ramorum, a Newly Recognised Pathogen Threat to Europe and the Cause; 23rd January 2009) Deliverable Report D28 Report on the risk of entry, establishment, spread OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF PARTICIPANTS AND CONTRIBUTORS 3 5 6 SUMMARY: PEST RISK ANALYSIS

  20. IRM National Reference Series: Japan: An evaluation of government-sponsored energy conservation research and development

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    Howard, C.D.

    1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite the recent drop in world oil prices, the Japanese government is continuing to stress energy conservation, because Japan relies on imports for 85% of its total energy requirements and virtually 100% of its petroleum. Japan stresses long-term developments and sees conservation as an integral part of its 50- to 100-year transition from fossil fuels to nuclear and renewable sources of energy. The Japanese government is targeting new materials, biotechnology, and electronics technologies as the foundation of Japan's economy in the 21st century. Most government research programs in Japan are governed by aggressive timetables and fixed technical goals and are usually guaranteed funding over a 5- to 10-year period. Of the major energy conservation research programs, the best known is the Moonlight Project, administered by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), and oriented towards end-use technologies such as Stirling engines and advanced heat pumps. Parts of MITI's Basic Technologies for Future Industries Program involve research in new materials and bioreactors. The Science and Technology Agency's Exploratory Research in Advanced Technologies (ERATO) Program is also investigating these technologies while emphasizing basic research. Other ministries supporting research related to energy conservation are the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture and the Ministry of Construction. For 1985, government spending for energy conservation research was at least $50 million. Private sector funding of energy conservation research was $500 million in 1984. A brief outline of major programs and key participants is included for several of the most relevant technologies. An overview of Japan's experience in international scientific collaboration is also included.

  1. Brasilia, Brazil: 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 Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectricEnergyCTBarre BiomassTHIS PAGEFairfield(CTI PFAN)Brasilia, Brazil: Energy

  2. Energy Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators in Brazil: A Methodology...

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    for Impact Evaluation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators in Brazil: A Methodology for Impact Evaluation Focus...

  3. Solar energy for domestic use in southern Brazil.

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    Hedenberg, Ola

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? Almost all the domestic water in Brazil is heated with an electrical heater directly by the end consumer. A typical heater has an effect… (more)

  4. U.S. Energy Deputy Secretary Poneman, Brazil's Deputy Minister...

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    Secretary Daniel Poneman and Brazil's Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Mrcio Pereira Zimmermann this week co-chaired the second meeting of the Strategic Energy Dialogue...

  5. Technologies of the operator : engineering the pilot in the U.S. and Japan, 1930-1960

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    Jeon, Chihyung

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examines the assemblage of scientific knowledge, engineering practices, measuring instruments, and civilian and military institutions in the U.S. and Japan that went into the construction of the machine operator ...

  6. Protecting your eyes : censorship and moral standards of decency in Japan and the United States as reflected in children's media

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    Phoenix, Dorothy Ann

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Introduction: Anime (Japanese animation) and manga (Japanese comic books) are extremely popular in Japan amongst consumers of all ages. In America and other non-Japanese countries, the international anime and manga fanbase ...

  7. An Analysis of the DER Adoption Climate in Japan Using Optimization Results for Prototype Buildings with U.S. Comparisons

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    Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan; Gao, Weijun; Nishida, Masaru

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Test Results of a Micro Gas Turbine, The Japan Society ofof the P15 07 micro gas turbine, and determined economicallyby natural gas engine (GE), gas turbine (GT), microturbine (

  8. Low-cost carriers in Japan : challenges and paths to success - using a corporate simulation model for empirical analysis

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    Shiotani, Sayaka

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper analyzes the causes behind the sluggishness of new airlines, low cost carriers (LCCs), in Japan. The object is to identify and to recommend innovative policy changes and ideas for the industry, by analyzing the ...

  9. US-Japan energy policy dialogue. [Final] report, June 1991--December 1992

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    Not Available

    1993-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The Atlantic Council has cooperated in an ongoing dialogue on energy policy issues with key Japanese organizations for the past twelve years. These Japanese organizations are the Committee for Energy Policy Promotion (CEPP) and the Institute of Energy Economics (IEE). The members of CEPP are major energy supplier and user companies. The IEE conducts sophisticated research and prepares policy papers on a range of international and Japanese energy issues. This energy dialogue is the only long-term US-Japan dialogue which engages CEPP/IEE members. Over the past twelve years the US-Japan energy dialogue has met seventeen times, with alternating meetings held in Tokyo, Hawaii, and Washington, DC. While the dialogue is a private sector activity, US and Japanese government officials are kept informed on the program and are invited to participate in the meetings in Washington and Tokyo. Major benefits of this activity have included: Establishment of close working relationships among Japanese and US private sector energy institutions and experts; exchange of papers on energy issues among participants and on a selected basis to others in the private and governmental sectors; facilitation of separate US-Japanese work on policy issues - for example a joint US-Japan cooperative policy paper on global climate change published in 1991, some government representatives participated in a May 1991 meeting on this subject. Encouragement of Japanese participation in separate Atlantic Council programs on US energy policy imperatives (1990); technology cooperation with developing countries in the field of energy supply and use for sustainable development (1992); creation of a World Energy Efficiency Association (1993); and a US-Japan-Newly Independent States project on NIS energy policy (1992--1994).

  10. INL Director Explains How the National Labs Are Assisting With Japan's Nuclear Crisis

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    Grossenbacher, John

    2013-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Idaho National Laboratory's Director John Grossenbacher discusses the types of nuclear expertise and capabilities that exist within the U.S. Department of Energy's national labs to assist with the Japan nuclear crisis. He also explains how the labs will provide long-term research that will uncover lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear plants. For more information about INL's nuclear energy research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

  11. Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) Assessment Report for US Army Garrison, Japan - Honshu Installations

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    Kora, Angela R.; Brown, Daryl R.; Dixon, Douglas R.

    2010-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents an assessment was performed by a team of engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract to the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Pacific Region Office (PARO). The effort used the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) model to determine how energy is consumed at five U.S. Army Garrison-Japan (USAG-J) installations in the Honshu area, identify the most cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings.

  12. The Five Great Space Repository Bodhisattvas: Lineage, Protection and Celestial Authority in Ninth-Century Japan

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    Pedersen, Hillary

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    will use Japanese terminology throughout and give Sanskrit, Chinese and Korean pronunciations whenever appropriate and available. 3 During the ninth century, Japanese monks returning from Tang dynasty (618-907) China brought Buddhist s?tras..., 39. It is vital to note that what were known in ninth- century Japan as “secret” or “Esoteric” teachings were defined and categorized differently throughout East Asian regions and thus did not represent identical traditions. In Tang-dynasty China...

  13. INL Director Explains How the National Labs Are Assisting With Japan's Nuclear Crisis

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    Grossenbacher, John

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Idaho National Laboratory's Director John Grossenbacher discusses the types of nuclear expertise and capabilities that exist within the U.S. Department of Energy's national labs to assist with the Japan nuclear crisis. He also explains how the labs will provide long-term research that will uncover lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear plants. For more information about INL's nuclear energy research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

  14. 1st NIFS-CRC Int. Symp. and 1st Korea-Japan WS, 5/20-22, 2007

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    1st NIFS-CRC Int. Symp. and 1st Korea-Japan WS, 5/20-22, 2007 1 Excitation of atomic hydrogen at metal surfaces promoted by proton motion Daiji Kato NIFS #12;1st NIFS-CRC Int. Symp. and 1st Korea of the excited state formation. · Conclusion #12;1st NIFS-CRC Int. Symp. and 1st Korea-Japan WS, 5/20-22, 2007 3

  15. Eastern Europe Research Reactor Initiative nuclear education and training courses - Current activities and future challenges

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    Snoj, L. [Josef Stefan Inst., Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia); Sklenka, L.; Rataj, J. [Dept. of Nuclear Reactor, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague, V Holesovickach 2, 180 00 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Boeck, H. [Vienna Univ. of Technology/Atominstitut, Stadionallee 2, 1020 Vienna (Austria)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Eastern Europe Research Reactor Initiative was established in January 2008 to enhance cooperation between the Research Reactors in Eastern Europe. It covers three areas of research reactor utilisation: irradiation of materials and fuel, radioisotope production, neutron beam experiments, education and training. In the field of education and training an EERRI training course was developed. The training programme has been elaborated with the purpose to assist IAEA Member States, which consider building a research reactor (RR) as a first step to develop nuclear competence and infrastructure in the Country. The major strength of the reactor is utilisation of three different research reactors and a lot of practical exercises. Due to high level of adaptability, the course can be tailored to specific needs of institutions with limited or no access to research reactors. (authors)

  16. Community wind power ownership schemes in Europe and their relevance to the United States

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    Bolinger, Mark

    2001-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    With varying success, the United States and Europe have followed a more or less parallel path of policies to support wind development over the past twenty years. Feed-in laws and tax incentives first popularized in California in the early 1980s and greatly expanded upon in Europe during the 1990s are gradually giving way to market-based support mechanisms such as renewable portfolio standards, which are being implemented in one form or another in ten US states and at least three European nations. At the same time, electricity markets are being liberalized in both the US and Europe, and many electricity consumers are being given the choice to support the development of renewable energy through higher tariffs, both in traditionally regulated and newly competitive markets. One notable area in which wind development in Europe and United States has not evolved in common, however, is with respect to the level of community ownership of wind turbines or clusters. While community ownership of wind projects is unheard of in the United States, in Europe, local wind cooperatives or other participatory business schemes have been responsible for a large share of total wind development. In Denmark, for example, approximately 80% of all wind turbines are either individually or cooperatively owned, and a similar pattern holds in Germany, the world leader in installed wind capacity. Sweden also has a strong wind cooperative base, and the UK has recently made forays into community wind ownership. Why is it that wind development has evolved this way in Europe, but not in the United States? What incremental effect have community-owned wind schemes had on European wind development? Have community-owned wind schemes driven development in Europe, or are they merely a vehicle through which the fundamental driving institutions have been channeled? Is there value to having community wind ownership in the US? Is there reason to believe that such schemes would succeed in the US? If so, which model seems most appropriate, and what barriers--legal, regulatory, tax, market, or investment--stand in the way of implementing such a scheme? These are the questions this report seeks to address. The report begins with a discussion of the relative advantages and disadvantages of community wind ownership, as opposed to the large commercially-owned projects that have so far dominated US wind development. Next, four detailed case studies relate community-owned wind experience in Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, focusing primarily on the different participatory models employed in each country. The report then categorizes the various models into three main groupings--community-led, developer-led, and investment funds--and draws general conclusions about the success of each category in Europe, and the conditions that dictate the effective use of one approach over another. Finally, the focus shifts to the US, where the report discusses the domestic barriers facing each model category, and identifies the category offering the most value with the fewest barriers to implementation. The report concludes with a high-level introduction to potential applications for community wind ownership within the United States.

  17. Uranium production in Eastern Europe and its environmental impact: A literature survey

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    Norman, R.E.

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A survey of the unclassified literature was made to determine the location, technology, throughput, and environmental status of the uranium mines and mills that have historically made up uranium production capability in Eastern Europe. Included in that survey were the following countries: the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), now part of a reunited Germany, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Poland. Until recently, uranium was being produced in five of these six countries (Poland stopped production 20 years ago). The production began directly after World War II in support of weapons production in the Soviet Union. Eastern Europe has produced about two-thirds of the total Soviet uranium inventory historically, or about 330,000 metric tonnes of uranium (NM) [730 million pounds of uranium (MlbU)l out of a total of about 490,000 MTU (1090 NlbU).

  18. IMMIGRATION, MIGRATION ET LIBRE CIRCULATION DANS LA CONSTRUCTION DE L'EUROPE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    IMMIGRATION, MIGRATION ET LIBRE CIRCULATION DANS LA CONSTRUCTION DE L'EUROPE Adrian Favell L'Harmattan-64. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Distribution électronique Cairn.info pour L'Harmattan. © L'Harmattan. Tous droits réservés pour tous pays. La.cairn.info-Institutd'EtudesPolitiquesdeParis--193.54.67.94-15/07/201416h15.©L'Harmattan Documenttéléchargédepuiswww

  19. Distribution automobile en Europe et concurrence : le point de vue de l'conomiste

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Distribution automobile en Europe et concurrence : le point de vue de l'économiste Philippe BARBET Professeur d'économie à l'université de Paris XIII1 Le secteur de la distribution automobile en'emploi. Les dépenses liées à l'automobile représentent selon l'INSEE entre 10,5 à 11 % du budget des ménages

  20. Coordinated Neutrino Physics R&D in Europe Status and Roadmap

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    Edgecock, T R

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EUROnu is a European Commission Framework Programme 7 project undertaking a Design Study of possible future neutrino oscillation facilities for Europe. The three main candidates being studied are a CERN to Fr?jus Superbeam, a Neutrino Factory and a Beta Beam. This contribution will introduce EUROnu, outline the contributions it is making to the field and explain how it is contributing to the CERN strategy for future facilities.

  1. Practical Experiences with the Implementation of the Energy Performance Buildings Directive in Central Europe

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    Therburg, I.

    Page 1 of 16 Practical experiences with the implementation of the Energy Performance Buildings Directive in Central Europe A project in behalf of Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Ingo Therburg ARGE Energieausweise...-conditioning systems are carried out in an independent manner by qualified and/or accredited experts, whether operating as sole traders or employed by public or private enterprise bodies INITIAL SITUATION GERMANY Like in other European countries in Germany...

  2. Brazil’s Biofuels Scenario: What are the Main Drivers Which will Shape Investments in the Long Term?

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    Breakout Session 3C—Fostering Technology Adoption III: International Market Opportunities in Bioenergy Brazil’s Biofuels Scenario: What are the Main Drivers Which will Shape Investments in the Long Term? Artur Milanez, Manager of Biofuels Department, Brazilian Development Bank

  3. BRAZIL’S QUEST TO ALSO FOSTER WIND ENERGY IN THE DEREGULATED MARKET: WILL IT WORK? Authors:

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    Marta Corręa Dalbem Unigranrio; Luiz Eduardo Teixeira Brandăo Puc-rio; Leonardo Lima Gomes Puc-rio

    Brazil began fostering wind energy in 2004 through a feed-in incentive program named Proinfa, with limited success. In 2009 wind energy began to be contracted through a series of government auctions within the regulated market, known in Brazil as ACR, with the objective of increasing the current 1.8GW in installed capacity to over 8 GW by 2016.

  4. ForeignForeign DirectDirect InvestmentInvestment inin ArgentinaArgentina andand BrazilBrazil..

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    value chain. In Argentina this trend is even more pronounced. #12;Policy suggestions Although FDI mayForeignForeign DirectDirect InvestmentInvestment inin ArgentinaArgentina andand Brazil in MERCOSUR 1991-2004 (Argentina-Brazil) 2439 2555 2763 3490 5315 6522 8755 7291 23988 10418 2166 2149 1887

  5. The cartography of capitalism: cartographic evidence for the emergence of the capitalist world-system in early modern europe

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    Woodfin, Thomas McCall

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    of maps, specifically in world and maritime atlases, in these three cities as the geographic expression of the emergent capitalist world system in early modern Europe. The economic concepts of core and periphery as proposed by Immanuel Wallerstein...

  6. The cartography of capitalism: cartographic evidence for the emergence of the capitalist world-system in early modern europe

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    Woodfin, Thomas McCall

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    of maps, specifically in world and maritime atlases, in these three cities as the geographic expression of the emergent capitalist world system in early modern Europe. The economic concepts of core and periphery as proposed by Immanuel Wallerstein...

  7. The Association of Large-Scale Climate Variability and Teleconnections on Wind Energy Resource over Europe and its Intermittency

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    Kriesche, Pascal

    In times of increasing importance of wind power in the world’s energy mix, this study focuses on a better understanding of the influences of large-scale climate variability on wind power resource over Europe. The impact ...

  8. Logistical and transportation infrastructure in Asia : potential for growth and development to support increasing trade with Europe

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    Deonás, Nikolaos, 1978-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis examines the implications of the rapid growth in demand for trade between Europe and Asia for the existing transportation network and logistical infrastructure. In general terms, technologies need to improve ...

  9. Characterization of the Solar Power Resource in Europe and Assessing Benefits of Co-Location with Wind Power Installations

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    Bozonnat, C.

    The extent, availability and reliability of solar power generation are assessed over Europe, and—following a previously developed methodology—special attention is given to the intermittency of solar power. Combined with ...

  10. Environmental technology and policy development in a regional system : transboundary water management and pollution prevention in southeastern Europe

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    Electris, Christi

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to surmount the barriers to transboundary integration and coordination of environmental technology and regulatory policy in Southeastern Europe, the environmental capabilities and needs of the region are discussed, ...

  11. Political Science in Late Medieval Europe: The Aristotelian Paradigm and How It Shaped the Study of Politics in the West

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    Sullivan, Mary Elizabeth

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    POLITICAL SCIENCE IN LATE MEDIEVAL EUROPE: THE ARISTOTELIAN PARADIGM AND HOW IT SHAPED THE STUDY OF POLITICS IN THE WEST A Dissertation by MARY ELIZABETH SULLIVAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A...&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2010 Major Subject: Political Science Political Science in Late Medieval Europe: The Aristotelian...

  12. A review of "Literary Circles and Gender in Early Modern Europe: A Cross-Cultural Approach" by Julie Campbell

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    Desroches, Lissa Beauchamp

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with compelling historical context and astute literary analysis. Julie Campbell. Literary Circles and Gender in Early Modern Europe: A Cross- Cultural Approach. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2006. viii + 221 pp. $89.95. Review by LISSA BEAUCHAMP DESROCHES..., UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK, FREDERICTON. Julie Campbell?s study of how gender operates in the literary circles and salons of early modern Europe relies on a balance between genders as a matter of fact and gender as a matter for discourse. In other words...

  13. A review of "Monstrous Bodies: Political Monstrosities in Early Modern Europe" by Laura Lunger Knoppers and Joan B. Landes, eds.

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    Laura Feitzinger Brown

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -century scholarship. Laura Lunger Knoppers and Joan B. Landes, eds. Monstrous Bodies: Political Monstrosities in Early Modern Europe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. xi + 304 pp. + 40 illus. $59.95. Review by LAURA FEITZINGER BROWN, CONVERSE COLLEGE.... Laura Lunger Knoppers and Joan B. Landes have assembled a fascinating interdisciplinary anthology of essays about interac- tions between the concept of monstrosity and ideas of the body politic in early modern Europe. Using eight essays by well...

  14. A Review of "Artistic and Cultural Exchanges Between Europe and Asia 1400-1900" by Michael North

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    Rao, Nagendra

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reviews 41 Michael North. Artistic and Cultural Exchanges Between Europe and Asia 1400-1900. Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2010. xv+197 pp. + 35 illus. $114.95. Review by nagendra rao, goa university. Cultural interactions between Europe and Asia... Joanne Rochester. Staging Spectatorship in the Plays of Philip Massinger. Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2010. 166 pp. + 3 figures. $99.95. Review by nancy mohrlock bunker, macon state college. Joanne Rochester?s important study addresses staged spectator...

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - area se brazil Sample Search Results

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

    Plasma Physics and Fusion 3 Brazil is a major international player in the carbon markets that function under the UN Framework Summary: Brazil is a major international...

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - amazonia brazil physical Sample Search...

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    search results for: amazonia brazil physical Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 1DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE IN BRAZIL Dangerous Climate Summary: in rainfall over large swathes of...

  17. E-Print Network 3.0 - atlantic forest brazil Sample Search Results

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    LAW Summary: 3212011 1 BIODIVERSITY AND DEVELOPMENT: EUCALYPTUS & FOREST LAW IN RURAL MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL... in Brazil. Specializations include: Wood construction,...

  18. OAS Support for the Implementation of the US-Brazil Biofuels...

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    Implementation of the US-Brazil Biofuels Bilateral Agreement Jump to: navigation, search Name OAS Support for the Implementation of the US-Brazil Biofuels Bilateral Agreement...

  19. Solidarity at the margins : literature, film, and justice in neoliberal Argentina, Brazil and Chile

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    Daniels, Jennie Irene

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ricardo Carciofi. “Argentina: Social Policy and Adjustmentin Argentina: Postwar Counterrevolutionary Policies anda critique of free market policy in Argentina’s and Brazil’s

  20. Opportunities for technological and economic development policy in Brazil

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    Dalquist, Stephanie K. (Stephanie Kay), 1981-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Brazil's transformation from an agriculturally-based colonial economy to an industrial republic spans seven decades - from the 1930s to the present - with three rapid growth phases which were each followed by economic and ...

  1. An analysis of commercial opportunities between Brazil and Russian Federation

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    Wiczer, Nicholas Vana Ferenczi Semelman

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper begins with the assumption that trade between Brazil and the Russian Federation is underdeveloped. It thus takes the view that there are other product categories, which presents great chances for further development ...

  2. Geothermal Power Development Resource Evaluation Aspects for Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc., Fukuoka, Japan

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    None

    1980-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is a limited review of and presents comments on the geothermal resource exploration program of Kyushu Electric Power Company (KEPCO). This program is for developing geothermal resources to generate electric power on Kyushu Island, Japan. Many organizations in Japan and in particular Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. are actively exploring for and developing geothermal resources on Kyushu Island. KEPCO has already demonstrated an ability and expertise to explore for geothermal resources by their successful exploration and subsequent development of several fields (Hatchobaru and Otake) on the island of Kyushu for electric power generation. The review and comments are made relative to the geothermal resource aspects of Kyushu Electric Power Company's geothermal exploration program, and within the time, budget, and scope of the Rogers Engineering's effort under the existing contract. Rogers and its consultants have had a wide variety of geothermal exploration experience and have used such experience in the analysis of what has been presented by KEPCO. The remainder of the introduction section develops general knowledge concerning geothermal power development with particular emphasis on the resource exploration. The data received section describes the information available to perform the project work. There are no interpretative parts to the data received section. The philosophy section relates our understanding of the KEPCO thinking and conditions surrounding current geothermal resource development in Japan. The survey and methods sections presents three important items about each study KEPCO has performed in the resource exploration program. These three aspects are: what should be obtained from the method, what data was obtained and presented, and what is a review and analysis of where the KEPCO exploration program is currently in terms of progress and successful location of reservoirs. The final section presents recommendations on the many aspects of the resource exploration for geothermal power development.

  3. By Stephen M. Jasinski Zinc was produced at 24 mines in the United (except for Japan) and improved in Europe. (USBM) from a voluntary survey on Lode-Mine

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    % from Zinc exports from China, Kazakhstan, North Production of Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, and 1993 of and Colorado. U.S. mine production greatly refined zinc to reach a record high of 1,230,000 exceeded smelter stocks. Total world $619 million. stocks were 1,800,000 tons at yearend, which Three smelters produced

  4. The Problem of Philippine Independence and Japan: The First Three Decades of American Colonial Rule

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    Goodman, Grant K.

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 3/Sumrner 1071 , Southern Illinois University at Carbondaie Southeast A \\4*A An International Quarterly Vol. 11 No. 3 I Summer 1971 This issue / dans ce numero The Problem of Philippine Independence and Japan: The First Three Decades.... On February 10, 1908, for example, Governor-General Smith sent a confidential cable to Wash ington "For eye of Secretary of War or Chief Bureau of Insular Affairs Only."12 Smith asked, "Is there any change in Japanese situ ation? If any change, have large...

  5. Price Liquefied Freeport, TX Natural Gas Exports Price to Japan (Dollars

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

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2007 10,998 9,933 10,998 10,643 10,998through 1996)DecadeYear Jan670,174per Thousand Cubic Feet) Japan

  6. Liquefied U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Japan (Million Cubic Feet)

    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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) " ,"ClickPipelines About U.S.30Natural Gas Glossary529 6330 0 14343 342 328 370Japan (Million Cubic Feet)

  7. Japan-NIES Low-Carbon Society Scenarios 2050 | 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 Home5b9fcbce19 No revision hasInformation Earth's Heat JumpInc Place: EdenOverview Jump to:Jamestown, Colorado: EnergyJapan UN

  8. Whodunnit? Grave-robbery in early medieval northern and western Europe

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    Klevnäs, Alison Margaret

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -robbery across early medieval Europe. In Kent robbing is at a level that must be considered in any discussion of cemetery evidence. The poor publication record has inhibited recognition and analysis of robbing in the county. However, by using extensive archive... symbolically-loaded grave-goods from burials. It is interpreted as carried out between local communities, as part of the conflicts arising from the 7th century rise of kingly power. Reopening, ransacking, robbing Early medieval grave-robbery is a case study...

  9. Japan hopes for rapid accord with EU on nuclear reactor Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Monday that he hopes to resolve a dispute with the

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    Japan hopes for rapid accord with EU on nuclear reactor 02/05/2005 Japanese Prime Minister nuclear reactor as soon as possible. Koizumi discussed the row over plans for the International Terms and Conditions 5/2/05 8:59 AMEUbusiness - Japan hopes for rapid accord with EU on nuclear reactor

  10. A review of "British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, c. 1560-1688" by David Worthington

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    Janik, Jakub

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    studying the period to dismiss the book as one solely for those examining armed con ict. David Worthington. British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, c. 1560-1688. Ashgate, 2012. xxii + 232 pp. ?65.00. Review by #1...;#28;#11;#23; #1;#28;#29;#22;#11;, #1;#28;#6;#22;#31;#30;#30;#24;#29;#22;#28;#29; #23;#29;#22;#27;#31;#25;#21;#22;#20;#26;, #11;#25;#28;#11;?#18;, #3;#24;#30;#28;#29;#8;. #14;ough ?Central Europe? remains relatively unexplored terrain for most western historians...

  11. IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 -19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan ENERGY EFFICIENT AIR TO AIR HEAT PUMP OPERATING WITH

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    00149 -1- 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 - 19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan ENERGY EFFICIENT AIR TO AIR HEAT PUMP OPERATING WITH R-1234yf Sorina Mortada, Ph.D. student, Center for Energy and Processes Abstract: Significant improvements in energy performance of air-to-air heat pumps are the major reason

  12. IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 -19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan ON SIDE REFRIGERANT MEASUREMENT OF HEAT PUMP

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - 1 - 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 - 19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan ON SIDE REFRIGERANT MEASUREMENT OF HEAT PUMP SEASONAL PERFORMANCES C. T. Tran, PhD student, Centre for Energy and Processes, MINES, Research Engineer, ENERBAT, Electricity of France R&D, Moret/Loing, France Abstract Heat pump systems have

  13. IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 -19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan DYNAMIC MODELING OF AN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP WATER

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Compared to those water heaters, heat pump water heating systems can supply much more heat just with the same amount of electric input used for electric water heaters. The ASHPWH absorbs heat from the ambient- 1 - 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 - 19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan DYNAMIC MODELING OF AN AIR

  14. IEEE ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM 1998 IN SENDAI, JAPAN 1 Novel optoelectronic signal processing via the combination of SAW

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    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

    IEEE ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM 1998 IN SENDAI, JAPAN 1 Novel optoelectronic signal processing via a completely new and promising approach to- ward another generation of acoustoelectric and optoelectronic heterostructure can be exploited to alter the optical proper- ties of an optoelectronic structure in many ways

  15. Modeling foreign economic policy in strategic setting: the automotive industry of the U.S. and Japan

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    Au-Young, Marie Lily

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    . For this study, I examined a specific case study in which the U.S. was in a dispute with a foreign country and how the U.S. dealt with the situation. This particular dispute spans a timeline of 15 years and involves the automotive industry of Japan and the U...

  16. Development of the Solid State X-band Radar and the Phased Array Radar System in Japan

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    Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

    Development of the Solid State X-band Radar and the Phased Array Radar System in Japan By DR. TOMOO array radar system have been developed. Toshiba has developed the latest model of weather radar of precipitation and to achieve drastic reduction of its size and life cycle cost. It is now well known

  17. Prospects for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the United States and Japan: A general equilibrium analysis

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    Prospects for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the United States and Japan: A general-in hybrid electric vehicles Environmental policy Emissions a b s t r a c t The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) may offer a potential near term, low-carbon alternative to today's gasoline- and diesel-powered

  18. International Conference on Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics, Operations and Safety (NUTHOS-6) Nara, Japan, October 4-8, 2004.

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    for assuring quality of software. In the area of nuclear power plant control systems, testing on softwareThe 6th International Conference on Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics, Operations and Safety (NUTHOS-6) Nara, Japan, October 4-8, 2004. Paper ID. N6P298 Direct Control Flow Testing on Function Block Diagrams

  19. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on AtomScale Surface and Interface Dynamics, March 23, 2000, Tsukuba, Japan

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    , Tsukuba, Japan Ab inito thermodynamics and statistics of semiconductor growth, and self­functional theory based hybrid methods, which bridge the length and time scales from those of electron orbitals seconds. Thus, we are challenged by the need to bridge the length and the time scales by many orders

  20. Internal Tides in the Southwestern Japan/East Sea JAE-HUN PARK AND D. RANDOLPH WATTS

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    Rhode Island, University of

    School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island (Manuscript received 22 distribution in the southwestern Japan/East Sea using vertical round-trip travel time ( ) data from 23 pressure of the shelf break where the Korea Strait enters the Ulleung Basin. The generation appears to occur at 200-m

  1. Miniature Specimen Testing The Small Punch Test (SPT) has successfully been used in the US and in Japan

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    and in Japan to assess the material behavior of steels in nuclear reactor and pressure vessels as well1 Miniature Specimen Testing The Small Punch Test (SPT) has successfully been used in the US joints used therein Conventional tensile tests, shear tests as well as thermal cycle tests are used

  2. The Neuroscience News2012 No.2 The Japan Neuroscience Society, since 1974 http://www.jnss.org-20 -

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    Kazama, Hokto

    The Neuroscience News2012 No.2 The Japan Neuroscience Society, since 1974 http://www.jnss.org- 20 of processing environmental cues seemingly just as well as us and show complex behaviors. For instance and function of the olfactory circuit are well conserved across phyla, it is likely that the insight gained

  3. J Plant Res (2004) 117:1318 The Botanical Society of Japan and Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2003 Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s10265-003-0121-7

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    Tomimatsu,, Hiroshi

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J Plant Res (2004) 117:13­18 © The Botanical Society of Japan and Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2003 and Genetics, Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060­0810, Japan Tel Agency of Japan 2000). Despite the need for conservation, little is known of the life history

  4. Proceedings of US-Japan heliotron-stellarator workshop: Volume 3

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    Not Available

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is the third of four volumes on the US-Japan Heliotron-Stellarator Workshop. It contains talks on the following: Heliotron EICRF Heating Experiment; CHS Heating Systems (NBI, ECH, ICH); ICH Program for ATF; ICRF Wave Propagation; the HBQM Heliac Work; configuration studies; compact torsatron studies; low aspect ratio torsatron design; optimized small stellarator designs; configuration studies for ATF; currents in ATF; currents in ATF; computations of 3-D equilibria with islands; magnetic surface mapping studies; magnetic field alignment and mapping on ATF; divertor experiments in IMS; PMI program and wall conditioning for ATF; hard X-ray suppression on ATF; plasma rotation and potential measurement; and status of heavy ion beam probe for ATF.

  5. Summary of research on waste minimization studies by Japan Waste Research Foundation (JWRF)

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    Nabeshima, Yoshiro [Tamagawa Univ., Machida City, Tokyo (Japan)] [Tamagawa Univ., Machida City, Tokyo (Japan)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Japan is trying to provide a qualitatively better environment and the treatment of incinerator gas emissions is an indispensable part of pollution prevention programs. Therefore, a large part of incinerator wastes will be disposed of in landfills for municipal solid waste, and volume reduction and stabilization are major items on the technology agenda. For these reasons, the purpose of this research is waste minimization, namely reducing the volume of wastes that must be disposed of in landfills. This is being done by studying ways to use heat treatment to reduce the volume of incinerator ash, to develop technology for the effective use of treated material and to render fly ash and fused salts harmless. In addition, the author seeks to establish more advanced municipal solid waste treatment systems that reduce (slim) waste by using space efficiently and recovering metals in incinerator residue and fly ash for recycling.

  6. Applying Geospatial Semantic Array Programming for a Reproducible Set of Bioclimatic Indices in Europe

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    Caudullo, Giovanni

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bioclimate-driven regression analysis is a widely used approach for modelling ecological niches and zonation. Although the bioclimatic complexity of the European continent is high, a particular combination of 12 climatic and topographic covariates was recently found able to reliably reproduce the ecological zoning of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for forest resources assessment at pan-European scale, generating the first fuzzy similarity map of FAO ecozones in Europe. The reproducible procedure followed to derive this collection of bioclimatic indices is now presented. It required an integration of data-transformation modules (D-TM) using geospatial tools such as Geographic Information System (GIS) software, and array-based mathematical implementation such as semantic array programming (SemAP). Base variables, intermediate and final covariates are described and semantically defined by providing the workflow of D-TMs and the mathematical formulation following the SemAP notat...

  7. Outline of an on-site inspection regime for conventional arms control in Europe

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    Not Available

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The complexity of the negotiations on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) was emphasized recently by General John R. Galvin, SACEUR, when he stated, {open_quotes}The difficulties of comparing the relative strengths of strategic or intermediate-range nuclear arsenals pale in comparison with the problems of assessing the relative capabilities of opposing conventional forces.{open_quotes} Throughout this process, intensive and rigorous verification measures must be developed and enforced to ensure an acceptable degree of reliability. The eventual agreement will require a complex verification monitoring process covering a vast geographical area. The long-term success of the agreement to a large extent will depend on the level of confidence achieved by the verification process and the effective deployment of technological means will be essential to that process.

  8. Minerals yearbook: Mineral industries of Europe and central Eurasia. Volume 3. 1992 international review

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Volume III, Minerals Yearbook -- International Review contains the latest available mineral data on more than 175 foreign countries and discusses the importance of minerals to the economies of these nations. Since the 1989 International Review, the volume has been presented as six reports. The report presents the Mineral Industries of Europe and Central Eurasia. The report incorporates location maps, industry structure tables, and an outlook section previously incorporated in the authors' Minerals Perspectives Series quinquennial regional books, which are being discontinued. This section of the Minerals Yearbook reviews the minerals industries of 45 countries: the 12 nations of the European Community (EC); 6 of the 7 nations of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA); Malta; the 11 Eastern European economies in transition (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia); and the countries of Central Eurasia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan).

  9. EVALUATING THE RISK OF AIR POLLUTION TO FORESTS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

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    ELLSWORTH,D.S.; OLEKSYN,J.

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Foliar damage to trees by air pollution in Central and Eastern Europe has been a major scientific and political issue. Emissions of toxic gases such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides can have wide-ranging effects on local and regional vegetation that can be compounded by other environmental stresses to plant growth. Since uptake and physiological effects of these gases on tree leaves are largely mediated by stomata, surrogate methods for estimating pollutant conductances into leaves and forest canopies may lead to risk assessments for major vegetation types that can then be used in regional planning. Management options to ameliorate or mitigate air pollutant damage to forests and losses in productivity are likely to be more difficult to widely implement than on-the-stack emissions abatement, Informed management and policy decisions regarding Central and Eastern European forests are dependent on the development of quantitative tools and models for risk assessment of the effects of atmospheric pollutants on ecosystem health and productivity.

  10. Japan's Long-term Energy Demand and Supply Scenario to 2050 - Estimation for the Potential of Massive CO2 Mitigation

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    Komiyama, Ryoichi; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Lai, Judy; Borgeson, Sam; Coffey, Brian; Azevedo, Ines Lima

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this analysis, the authors projected Japan's energy demand/supply and energy-related CO{sub 2} emissions to 2050. Their analysis of various scenarios indicated that Japan's CO{sub 2} emissions in 2050 could be potentially reduced by 26-58% from the current level (FY 2005). These results suggest that Japan could set a CO{sub 2} emission reduction target for 2050 at between 30% and 60%. In order to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions by 60% in 2050 from the present level, Japan will have to strongly promote energy conservation at the same pace as an annual rate of 1.9% after the oil crises (to cut primary energy demand per GDP (TPES/GDP) in 2050 by 60% from 2005) and expand the share of non-fossil energy sources in total primary energy supply in 2050 to 50% (to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions per primary energy demand (CO{sub 2}/TPES) in 2050 by 40% from 2005). Concerning power generation mix in 2050, nuclear power will account for 60%, solar and other renewable energy sources for 20%, hydro power for 10% and fossil-fired generation for 10%, indicating substantial shift away from fossil fuel in electric power supply. Among the mitigation measures in the case of reducing CO{sub 2} emissions by 60% in 2050, energy conservation will make the greatest contribution to the emission reduction, being followed by solar power, nuclear power and other renewable energy sources. In order to realize this massive CO{sub 2} abatement, however, Japan will have to overcome technological and economic challenges including the large-scale deployment of nuclear power and renewable technologies.

  11. Home and community composting for on-site treatment of urban organic waste: perspective for Europe and Canada

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Home and community composting for on-site treatment of urban organic waste: perspective for Europe practice (Base Sce), this paper examines on-site UOW composting strategies using a combination of centralized composting facilities (CCF), community composting centres (CCC) and home composting (HC) (Sce 1, 2

  12. A TEX86 lake record suggests simultaneous shifts in temperature in Central Europe and Greenland during the last deglaciation

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    A TEX86 lake record suggests simultaneous shifts in temperature in Central Europe and Greenland years. The remarkable resemblance with the Greenland and regional stable oxygen isotope records suggests and Greenland during the last deglaciation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 948­953, doi:10.1002/grl.50181. 1

  13. From October 10, 2007 Report of E.U. Environmental Agency on Europe's environment: Recycling and WTE are complementary

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    Columbia University

    From October 10, 2007 Report of E.U. Environmental Agency on Europe's environment: Recycling detrimental effects on public health and the environment. When comparing waste disposal options recycling and incineration with energy recovery. In contrast, countries with a medium level of landfill (25

  14. Oil Prices, Stock Markets and Portfolio Investment: Evidence from Sector Analysis in Europe over the Last Decade

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Oil Prices, Stock Markets and Portfolio Investment: Evidence from Sector Analysis in Europe over This article extends the understanding of oil­stock market relationships over the last turbulent decade. Unlike returns to oil price changes differ greatly depending on the activity sector. In the out

  15. Food or fuel? What European farmers can contribute to Europe's transport energy requirements and the Doha Round

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Food or fuel? What European farmers can contribute to Europe's transport energy requirements and the Doha Round Jennifer Baka a , David Roland-Holst b,Ă? a Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies agricultural production constant, we find that the EU has the potential to reduce oil imports between 6% and 28

  16. NATURE PHYSICS | VOL 9 | MAY 2013 | www.nature.com/naturephysics 259 In northern Europe, spring has finally

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    Loss, Daniel

    for the exploitation of shale gas (often extracted through the environmentally controversial process of `fracking') in "advancing a clean energy system". The expansion of natural-gas production in the USA in recent years hasNATURE PHYSICS | VOL 9 | MAY 2013 | www.nature.com/naturephysics 259 editorial In northern Europe

  17. Soil erosion from sugar beet in Central Europe in response to climate change induced seasonal precipitation variations

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    Quinton, John

    of adaptive land-use management for climate change response strategies in the agricultural sector. © 2007; Conservation agriculture; Erosion modelling 1. Introduction Climate change of anthropogenic origin is widelySoil erosion from sugar beet in Central Europe in response to climate change induced seasonal

  18. The Total Solar Eclipse of August 11, 1999 To my dear friends in Europe August 10, 1999

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    Waldvogel, Jörg

    The Total Solar Eclipse of August 11, 1999 To my dear friends in Europe August 10, 1999 I hear at the roadside North of a farm village called Ulm (about half-way between Strassburg and Rastatt). Many other), and everything was absolutely quiet. The solar corona appeared a few times, then it was covered again by moving

  19. Climatic Resources for Tourism in Europe An Application of the Tourism Climatic Index on a Daily Basis

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    Climatic Resources for Tourism in Europe An Application of the Tourism Climatic Index on a Daily - Use of the "Tourism Climatic Index" by Mieczkowski (1985) as a metric for "favourable climate" for tourism - Calculation of the potential future change in index by means of climate model projections from

  20. Kolstrup, E. (1980). Climate and stratigraphy in northwestern Europe between 30 000 BP and 13 000 BP, with special reference

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    Sheldon, Nathan D.

    in vegetation and climate during the Holocene in the pre-Polar Urals, northeast European Russia. JournalKolstrup, E. (1980). Climate and stratigraphy in northwestern Europe between 30 000 BP and 13 000., Va¨liranta, M., Sarmaja-Korjonen, K., et al. (2003). Palaeoecological evidence of changes

  1. A special report on physics in Brazil New horizons for

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    Barbosa, Marcia C. B.

    of deep offshore oil fields is creating a hub for industrial R&D, while research investment is opening upLLABoRAtions Alltheworld'sastage 25 Extra investment in international projects is opening up new opportunities for BrazilA Womenstillface`leakypipeline' 34 Marcia Barbosa says more women must rise to the top Optics star KatiĂąscia

  2. Bioenergy and land-use competition in Northeast Brazil

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    Bioenergy and land-use competition in Northeast Brazil Christian Azar Department of Physical policies are warranted if use of degraded lands for bioenergy plantations is desired. 1. Introduction There are two main categories of bioenergy: residues and dedicated plantations. In this paper, we exclusively

  3. Contributed Paper Identification of Areas in Brazil that Optimize

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    Malhi, Yadvinder

    biodiversity conservation in tropical countries. We identified municipalities in Brazil that are priorities for the conservation of forest carbon stocks and biodiversity conservation under a range of scenarios with different biodiversity conservation. We concluded that REDD+ strategies could be an efficient tool for biodiversity

  4. Our engagement with Brazil Nosso compromisso com o Brasil

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    Birmingham, University of

    Our engagement with Brazil Nosso compromisso com o Brasil #12;2 A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP A strategic-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham #12;3A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP Uma parceria estratégica Nosso compromisso com o Brasil

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - affecting northeastern brazil Sample Search...

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

    and Guy- ana, known as the Guianas-Brazil... of northeastern Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana (1975-77). In A. C. Jones and L. Villegas (Editors... working group met in...

  6. The point of Corumbau : a case study in emerging market (Brazil) real estate development feasibility analysis

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    Clayton, Paul B., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2003, Renata Oliveira, a young Portuguese architect, has re-discovered the Point of Corumbau in Bahia, Brazil, and, like the Portuguese adventurers who had discovered Brazil 500 years earlier in the same location, found ...

  7. Gendering Representation: Parties, Institutions, and the Under-Representation Of Women In Brazil's State Legislatures

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    dos Santos, Pedro G.

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation provides insights on what influences women's descriptive representation in state legislatures in Brazil. The study of female representation in Brazil provides for a good case study as the country uses a ...

  8. PROPOSAL OF A FINANCING SCHEME FOR A THIRD NPP IN BRAZIL

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    Filho, Z.D.T.

    2004-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation discusses a proposal of a financing scheme for a third nuclear power plant in Brazil.

  9. Surveillance and Control: Legislative Power in Argentina and Brazil* Charles Pessanha**

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Surveillance and Control: Legislative Power in Argentina and Brazil* Charles Pessanha and Control: Legislative Power in Argentina and Brazil "La société a le droit de demander compte à tout agent countries. Key-words: Accountability; External Control; Legislative Power; Brazil; Argentina Introduction

  10. Surface and Subsurface Geochemical Monitoring of an EOR-CO2 Field: Buracica, Brazil

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Surface and Subsurface Geochemical Monitoring of an EOR-CO2 Field: Buracica, Brazil C. Magnier1, V Monitoring of an EOR-CO2 Field: Buracica, Brazil -- This paper presents a surface and subsurface geochemical survey of the Buracica EOR-CO2 field onshore Brazil. We adopted a methodology coupling the stable

  11. Sabine Pass, LA Exports to Japan Liquefied Natural Gas (Million Cubic Feet)

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2007 10,998 9,933 10,998Hampshire"RhodeWest Virginia"TotalFeet) Brazil Liquefied Natural

  12. Simulation-based design of energy management system with storage battery for a refugee shelter in Japan

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    Kaji, K.; Zhang, J.; Horie, H.; Tanaka, K. [Department of Technology Management for Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Japan); Akimoto, H. [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the massive earthquake hit eastern Japan in March, 2011, our team has participated in the recovery planning for Kesen Association, which is a group of cities in northeastern Japan. As one of our proposals for the recovery planning for the community, we are designing energy management system with renewable energy (RE) and storage batteries. Some public facilities in the area have been used as refugee shelters, but refugees had to put up with life without electricity for a while after the disaster. If RE generator and storage batteries are introduced into the facilities, it is possible to provide refugees with electricity. In this study, the sizes of photovoltaic (PV) appliances and storage batteries to be introduced into one public facility are optimized. The optimization is based on simulation, in which electric energy is managed by charge and discharge of storage battery.

  13. The Japan Times Printer Friendly Articles France has won the competition to host the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world's first nuclear-

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    the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world's first nuclear- fusion reactor. Japan fought wins by withdrawing ITER bid Thermonuclear fusion utilizes the same process that powers the sun

  14. The limits of liberalism? : long-run petroleum prices and government intervention in petroleum markets in Japan, France, and the United States

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    Hughes, Llewelyn (Llewelyn P.)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study considers cross-national and inter-temporal variation in national oil policies in Japan, France, and the United States. A test was performed of the extent to which policies in these countries continue to emphasize ...

  15. US-Japan energy policy dialogue. [Contains a list of attendees, agenda, report summaries, and a financial report

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    Not Available

    1993-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The Atlantic Council has cooperated in an ongoing dialogue on energy policy issues with key Japanese organizations for the past twelve years. These Japanese organizations are the Committee for Energy Policy Promotion (CEPP) and the Institute of Energy Economics (IEE). The members of CEPP are major energy supplier and user companies. The IEE conducts sophisticated research and prepares policy papers on a range of international and Japanese energy issues. This energy dialogue is the only long-term US-Japan dialogue which engages CEPP/IEE members. Over the past twelve years the US-Japan energy dialogue has met seventeen times, with alternating meetings held in Tokyo, Hawaii, and Washington, DC. While the dialogue is a private sector activity, US and Japanese government officials are kept informed on the program and are invited to participate in the meetings in Washington and Tokyo. Major benefits of this activity have included: Establishment of close working relationships among Japanese and US private sector energy institutions and experts; exchange of papers on energy issues among participants and on a selected basis to others in the private and governmental sectors; facilitation of separate US-Japanese work on policy issues - for example a joint US-Japan cooperative policy paper on global climate change published in 1991, some government representatives participated in a May 1991 meeting on this subject. Encouragement of Japanese participation in separate Atlantic Council programs on US energy policy imperatives (1990); technology cooperation with developing countries in the field of energy supply and use for sustainable development (1992); creation of a World Energy Efficiency Association (1993); and a US-Japan-Newly Independent States project on NIS energy policy (1992--1994).

  16. Scrap recycling and production of high quality steel grades in Europe

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    Marique, C. [C.R.M., Liege (Belgium)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The possible deleterious effects of higher contents in tramp elements on steel properties must be well defined in order to keep them within acceptable limits. No industrial technique is presently available to remove tramp elements from steel melts. Only a strict control on the metallic input and on the scrap composition is feasible. In this matter, scrap preparation which aims at a better separation between iron and other nonferrous components, is getting more attention. A large multinational project has been initiated in Europe under the sponsorship of ECSC and of the Steel Industry to better identify the effects of residuals on steel properties and to examine potential techniques able to control tramp elements during steelmaking operations. The project has been supported and orientated by a preliminary study, reviewing the relevant published data on the tramp element influence for long and flat products. The present report is devoted to overview available information on the effects of tramp elements and to describe the targets and the content of the European megaproject on scrap recycling.

  17. IEA Energy conservation in the iron and steel industry. [US and Western Europe

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    Tunnah, B.G.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society research program, under the auspices of the IEA, had the objectives of collecting data on material requirements and energy-consumption patterns in selected energy-intensive industries in the US and Western Europe, of identifying technologies and operating practices with the potential for energy conservation in those industries, and of recommending research projects that could lead to improved energy efficiency. The steel industry was selected for analysis and ideas for an international cooperative program were developed. Representatives from various countries conducted meetings and the form of an implementing agreement for a research and development program was finalized in December, 1980. The program includes three technical areas: hot-surface inspection, heat recovery, and coal gasification. Hot-surface inspection methods to be demonstrated are: optical, induction, electromagnetic ultrasonic, electromagnetic ultrasonic surface testing methods, and eddy current method for hot surface inspection and an infrared system (possibly). Three heat-recovery projects are: ceramic heat wheel development; demonstration of granular bed/heat pipe system for heat recovery; and demonstration of tubular ceramic recuperators. Processes in coal gasification are: converter process, gas treatment, and iron treatment. Each project is described in detail. (MCW)

  18. Advances in X-Ray Chemical Analysis, Japan, 43 (2012) ISSN 0911-7806 Reviews on Forensic Analysis of Wakayama Arsenic Case

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    Jun, Kawai

    Advances in X-Ray Chemical Analysis, Japan, 43 (2012) ISSN 0911-7806 © X Reviews on Forensic;#12;43 49 X Adv. X-Ray. Chem. Anal., Japan 43, pp.49-87 (2012) 606-8501 X Reviews on Forensic Analysis-ray fluorescence analysis (SR-XRF) is used for forensic analysis. It has been clarified that the SPring- 8 SR

  19. Performance Assessment Uncertainty Analysis for Japan's HLW Program Feasibility Study (H12)

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    BABA,T.; ISHIGURO,K.; ISHIHARA,Y.; SAWADA,A.; UMEKI,H.; WAKASUGI,K.; WEBB,ERIK K.

    1999-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Most HLW programs in the world recognize that any estimate of long-term radiological performance must be couched in terms of the uncertainties derived from natural variation, changes through time and lack of knowledge about the essential processes. The Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute followed a relatively standard procedure to address two major categories of uncertainty. First, a FEatures, Events and Processes (FEPs) listing, screening and grouping activity was pursued in order to define the range of uncertainty in system processes as well as possible variations in engineering design. A reference and many alternative cases representing various groups of FEPs were defined and individual numerical simulations performed for each to quantify the range of conceptual uncertainty. Second, parameter distributions were developed for the reference case to represent the uncertainty in the strength of these processes, the sequencing of activities and geometric variations. Both point estimates using high and low values for individual parameters as well as a probabilistic analysis were performed to estimate parameter uncertainty. A brief description of the conceptual model uncertainty analysis is presented. This paper focuses on presenting the details of the probabilistic parameter uncertainty assessment.

  20. Development of Fusion Nuclear Technologies at Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute

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    Seki, Masahiro; Yamanishi, Toshihiko; Shu, Wataru; Nishi, Masataka; Hatano, Toshihisa; Akiba, Masato; Takeuchi, Hiroshi; Nakamura, Kazuyuki; Sugimoto, Masayoshi; Shiba, Kiyoyuki; Jitsukawa, Shiro; Ishitsuka, Etsuo; Tsuji, Hiroshi [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Japan)

    2002-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An overview of the present status of development of fusion nuclear technologies at Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute is presented. A tritium handling system for the ITER was designed, and the technology for each component of this system was demonstrated successfully. An ultraviolet laser with a wavelength of 193 nm was found quite effective for removing tritium from in-vessel components of D-T fusion reactors. Blanket technologies have been developed for the test blanket module of the ITER and for advanced blankets for DEMO reactors. This blanket is composed of ceramic Li{sub 2}TiO{sub 3} breeder pebbles and neutron multiplier beryllium pebbles, whose diameter ranges from 0.2 to 2 mm, contained in a box structure made of a reduced-activation ferritic steel, F82H. Mechanical properties of F82H under a thermal neutron irradiation at up to 50 displacements per atom (dpa) were obtained in a temperature range from 200 to 500 deg. C. Design of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) has been developed to obtain engineering data for candidate materials for DEMO reactors under a simulated fusion neutron irradiation up to 100 to 200 dpa, and basic development of the key technologies to construct the IFMIF is now under way as an International Energy Agency international collaboration.

  1. Size distribution and chemical composition of aerosol particles in the free troposphere over Japan: Aircraft measurements

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    Iwasaka, Y.; Mori, I.; Mastunga, K. [Nagoya Univ. (Japan)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Aircraft measurements of number-, mass- and volume-size distributions of aerosols and concentration of sulfate, nitrate and others contained in particulate matter were made in the free troposphere over Japan in 1991-1994. Number-size distribution frequently shows a peak in the area of a diameter of D {ge} 1 {mu}m in the free troposphere during observational periods. A few peaks are identified in the volume-size distribution as estimated on the basis of number-size distribution having single mode in a coarse range. Mass-size distribution frequently indicate enhancement in the coarse size range. This feature of the distribution is more frequent in those measurements made at 4.42 km than those at 2.29 km. On the basis of a backward trajectory analysis of the air mass containing those particles, soil particles originating from the Asian continent affect the features found in the size distributions as well as and vertical change in those size distributions. Particulate sulfate concentration in the free troposphere suggested that chemical transformation of particles with D {ge} 1 {mu}m advanced during long range transport of the particle possibly through coagulation of sulfate particles on coarse size particles such as Asian dust particles, adsorption of gaseous sulfate. Those measurements provide useful data et to discuss global geochemical cycle and radiative forcing of particles originated from the Asian continent.

  2. CURRENT STATUS AND RECLAMATION PLAN OF FORMER URANIUM MINING AND MILLING FACILITIES AT NINGYO-TOGE IN JAPAN

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    Sato, Kazuhiko; Tokizawa, Takayuki

    2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) conducted research and development projects on uranium exploration in Japan from 1956 to 1987. Several mine facilities, such as waste rock yards and a mill tailing pond, were retained around Ningyo-toge after the projects ended. Although there is no legal issue in the mine in accordance with related law and agreements at present, JNC has a notion that it is important to reduce the burden of waste management on future generations. Thus, the Ningyo-toge Environmental Engineering Center of JNC proposed a reclamation plan for these facilities with fundamental policy, an example of safety analysis and timetables. The plan has mainly three phases: Phase I is the planning stage, and this paper corresponds to this: Phase II is the stage to perform various tests for safety analysis and site designing: Phase III is the stage to accomplish measures. Preliminarily safety analyses suggested that our supposed cover designs for both waste rock and m ill tailing are enough to keep dose limit of 1mSv/y at site boundaries. The plan is primarily based on the Japanese Mine Safety Law, also refers to ICRP recommendations, IAEA reports, measures implemented overseas, etc. because this is the first case in Japan. For the accomplishment of this plan, it is important to establish a close relationship with local communities and governments, and to maintain a policy of open-to-public.

  3. Patterns of Radiotherapy Practice for Patients With Cervical Cancer (1999-2001): Patterns of Care Study in Japan

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    Toita, Takafumi [Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan)], E-mail: b983255@med.u-ryukyu.ac.jp; Kodaira, Takeshi [Department of Radiation Oncology, Aichi Cancer Center, Nagoya (Japan); Shinoda, Atsunori [Department of Radiology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto (Japan); Uno, Takashi [Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba (Japan); Akino, Yuichi [Department of Medical Physics and Engineering, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita (Japan); Mitsumori, Michihide; Teshima, Teruki [Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-applied Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To describe the patterns of definitive radiotherapy practice for patients with uterine cervical cancer from 1999 to 2001 in Japan. Methods and Materials: The Japanese Patterns of Care Study (JPCS) working group conducted a third extramural audit survey of 68 institutions and collected specific information on 324 cervical cancer patients treated with definitive radiotherapy. Results: Almost all patients (96%) were treated with whole pelvic radiotherapy using opposing anteroposterior fields (87%). A midline block was used in 70% of the patients. Intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT) was applied in 82% of cases. Most patients (89%) were treated with high-dose rate (HDR) ICBT. Calculation of doses to organs at risk (ICRU 38) was performed for rectum in 25% of cases and for bladder in 18% of cases. Only 3% of patients were given intravenous conscious sedation during ICBT applicator insertions. The median total biologically effective dose at point A (EBRT+ICBT) was 74 Gy{sub 10} in cases treated with HDR-ICBT. There was no significant difference in total biologically effective dose between stages. The median overall treatment time was 47 days. Concurrent chemoradiation was applied in 17% of patients. Conclusions: This study describes the general patterns of radiotherapy practice for uterine cervical cancer in Japan. Although methods of external radiotherapy seemed to be appropriate, there was room for improvement in ICBT practice, such as pretreatment. A substantial difference in total radiotherapy dose between Japan and the United States was observed.

  4. Volunteer Day Countries

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    Pilyugin, Sergei S.

    when you signed in: Benin Brazil Burkina Faso China Colombia Honduras Japan Jordan Korea Kuwait Libya

  5. Nuclear rapprochement in Argentina and Brazil: Workshop summary

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    James E. Doyle

    1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On October 21 and 22, 1998, the Center for International Security Affairs at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Center for Global Security and Cooperation at Science Applications International Corporation hosted the first of a series of work-shops on states that have chosen to roll back their pursuit of nuclear arms. The objective of the workshop series is to conduct a systematic evaluation of the roles played by U.S. nonproliferation policy in cases of nuclear rollback or restraint and to provide recommendations for future nonproliferation efforts based on lessons learned. Key attendees at the workshop included officials and former officials from the foreign ministries of Argentina and Brazil, and current and former officials from the U.S. Department of State, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), and the Department of Energy (DOE). Scholars and independent researchers who have examined nuclear policy in Argentina and Brazil also participated. This workshop report includes important background information that helps set the stage for assessing nuclear policies in Argentina and Brazil. It describes national perspectives and areas of consensus and debate among the participants, particularly on the questions of lessons learned and their salience to proliferation challenges in other states. It also summarizes key questions and propositions regarding the roles played in these cases by U.S. nonproliferation policy.

  6. La distribution d'automobiles neuves en Europe est rgie par un rglement d'exemption aux rgles de la

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    La distribution d'automobiles neuves en Europe est régie par un règlement d'exemption aux règles de contexte, les concessionnaires doivent repenser leur métier de distributeurs automobiles pour transformer les menaces en opportunités. Les spéculations sur l'avenir du système de la distribution automobile en

  7. A review of "Dictionaries in Early Modern Europe: Lexicography and the Making of Heritage" by John Considine

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    Hill, Eugene D.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reviews 1 John Considine. Dictionaries in Early Modern Europe: Lexicography and the Making of Heritage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xiv + 393 pp. $99.00. Review by eugene d. hill, mount holyoke college. John Considine?s fine... account is given of him. His important and influential work Donne at Sermons: A Christian Existen- tial World (1972), however, is a presence that hovers over the whole volume. But his last work, a collaboration with James D. Hardy, Jr., Age of Iron...

  8. A Review of "Living with Religious Diversity in Early-Modern Europe" edited by C. Scott Dixon, Dagmar Freist, and Mark Greengrass

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    Swann, Adam

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at the forefront. It will also serve as required reading for early modern industrial and military historians. C. Scott Dixon, Dagmar Freist, and Mark Greengrass, eds. Living with Religious Diversity in Early-Modern Europe. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Ltd...

  9. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Europe: The Case Study of European Capitals after the Heatwave of 2003. Vulnerability and Adaptation. 

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    Aivalioti, Sofia

    2011-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The heatwave of 2003 in Europe helped societies to understand the unexpected impacts of climate change and forced them to consider climate change adaptation in a more systematic and serious approach. Furthermore, severe events like this one showed...

  10. A review of "An Intrepid Scott: William Lithgow of Lanark's Travels in the Ottoman Lands, North Africa, and Central Europe, 1609 - 21" by Clifford Edmund Bosworth

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    Aune, M. G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    most appropriately be found in Friends? meeting houses, rather than on the shelves of university libraries. Clifford Edmund Bosworth. An Intrepid Scot: William Lithgow of Lanark?s Travels in the Ottoman Lands, North Africa, and Central Europe, 1609... and often alone, visited continental Europe and the Mediter- ranean rim, and upon returning to Britain, published narratives of their ad- ventures. These travelers were not unusual because they traveled?many En- glish and Scots men did so at the time...

  11. A review of "Histories of Heresy in Early Modern Europe: For, Against, and Beyond Persecution and Toleration." by John Christian Laursen, ed.

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    Alisa Plant

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , ed., Histories of Heresy in Early Modern Europe: For, Against, and Beyond Persecution and Toleration. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave, Macmillan, 2002. 290 pp. Review by ALISA PLANT, TULANE UNIVERSITY. Drawing on an important but underutilized body... of source material, the articles in Histories of Heresy in Early Modern Europe set out to explore the ?ways in which the writing of history of heresy contributed to the understanding of the term and its re- lated concepts? (1) in the seventeenth...

  12. Brazil 1 Buzius and Salvador Brazil is one of those countries that have a very distinctive feel and a vivid image. Each one

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    Beimel, Amos

    Brazil 1 ­ Buzius and Salvador Brazil is one of those countries that have a very distinctive feel-Ipanema-Corcovado- poverty-favelas, Salvador-Bahia-Dona Flor-Jorge Amado, sensual food, amazing variety of tropical fruits the energy to figure out how to reverse the order) Salvador ­ Happy City Salvador ­ the first capital

  13. A decision-support system for sustainable urban metabolism in Europe

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    Gonzalez, Ainhoa, E-mail: ainhoag@yahoo.com [Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2 (Ireland); Donnelly, Alison, E-mail: donnelac@tcd.ie [Centre for the Environment, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); Jones, Mike, E-mail: mike.jones@tcd.ie [Discipline of Botany, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); Chrysoulakis, Nektarios, E-mail: zedd2@iacm.forth.gr [Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (Greece); Lopes, Myriam, E-mail: myr@ua.pt [Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento and CESAM, University of Aveiro (Portugal)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Urban metabolism components define the energy and material exchanges within a city and, therefore, can provide valuable information on the environmental quality of urban areas. Assessing the potential impact of urban planning alternatives on urban metabolism components (such as energy, water, carbon and pollutants fluxes) can provide a quantitative estimation of their sustainability performance. Urban metabolism impact assessment can, therefore, contribute to the identification of sustainable urban structures with regards, for example, to building types, materials and layout, as well as to location and capacity of transportation and infrastructural developments. In this way, it enables the formulation of planning and policy recommendations to promote efficient use of resources and enhance environmental quality in urban areas. The European FP7 project BRIDGE (sustainaBle uRban plannIng Decision support accountinG for urban mEtabolism) has developed a decision-support system (DSS) that systematically integrates urban metabolism components into impact assessment processes with the aim of accurately quantifying the potential effects of proposed planning interventions. The DSS enables integration of multiple spatial and non-spatial datasets (e.g. physical flows of energy and material with variables of social and economic change) in a systematic manner to obtain spatially defined assessment results and to thus inform planners and decision-makers. This multi-criteria approach also enables incorporation of stakeholders' perceptions in order to prioritise decisive assessment criteria. This paper describes the methodological framework used to develop the DSS and critically examines the results of its practical application in five European cities. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Urban metabolism in sustainability assessment of planning alternatives. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer European FP7 project applied to 5 real life case studies across Europe. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Decision support system enables incorporating scientific knowledge into planning. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Scale, data availability and stakeholder representativeness limit its application.

  14. Invited Article: Radon and thoron intercomparison experiments for integrated monitors at NIRS, Japan

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    Janik, M., E-mail: mirek@fml.nirs.go.jp; Ishikawa, T.; Omori, Y.; Kavasi, N. [National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage, 263-8555 Chiba (Japan)] [National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage, 263-8555 Chiba (Japan)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Inhalation of radon ({sup 222}Rn) and its short-lived decay products and of products of the thoron ({sup 220}Rn) series accounts for more than half of the effective dose from natural radiation sources. At this time, many countries have begun large-scale radon and thoron surveys and many different measurement methods and instruments are used in these studies. Consequently, it is necessary to improve and standardize technical methods of measurements and to verify quality assurance by intercomparisons between laboratories. Four international intercomparisons for passive integrating radon and thoron monitors were conducted at the NIRS (National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan). Radon exercises were carried out in the 24.4 m{sup 3} inner volume walk-in radon chamber that has systems to control radon concentration, temperature, and humidity. Moreover, the NIRS thoron chamber with a 150 dm{sup 3} inner volume was utilized to provide three thoron intercomparisons. At present, the NIRS is the only laboratory world-wide that has carried out periodic thoron intercomparison of passive monitors. Fifty laboratories from 26 countries participated in the radon intercomparison, using six types of detectors (charcoal, CR-39, LR 115, polycarbonate film, electret plate, and silicon photodiode). Eighteen laboratories from 12 countries participated in the thoron intercomparisons, using two etch-track types (CR-39 and polycarbonate) detectors. The tests were made under one to three different exposures to radon and thoron. The data presented in this paper indicated that the performance quality of laboratories for radon measurement has been gradually increasing. Results of thoron exercises showed that the quality for thoron measurements still needs further development and additional studies are needed to improve its measuring methods. The present paper provides a summary of all radon and thoron international intercomparisons done at NIRS from 2007 to date and it describes the present status on radon and thoron passive, one-time cycle monitors.

  15. Government-promoted collective research and development in Japan: Analyses of the organization through case studies

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    Hane, G.J.

    1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A study was commissioned by the Energy Conservation and Utilization Technologies (ECUT) Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to better understand the strategies used for cooperative and joint-venture research and development (R D) overseas. The study evaluates the organization and management of several different types of cooperative R D programs in Japan that are sponsored under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Program, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) Program, and the Key Technology Center (KTC) Program. The ERATO Program grew out of a concern over revising the government's approach to supporting research and technology development. The program was initiated to address what was regarded as a lack of creativity in areas at the forefront of science. The program recruits young researchers and allows them flexibility to explore multi-disciplinary areas at the forefront of science. It has been organized to allow for individual creativity but at the same time to benefit from the combined knowledge of an assembly of researchers. Because the plan is such a radical departure from conventional Japanese philosophy, it has met with certain bureaucratic obstacles. Visits to four ERATO projects are described. The third program, the KTC Program, focuses on getting private firms to venture into risky areas of advanced technology to pave the way for future industries. Its goal is to encourage a shift of resources in the private sector toward areas that are considered essential for the competitive development of future industries. The principal philosophy behind the KTC is that the private sector is in the best position to identify promising technical challenges and to weigh their commercial potential against research uncertainties. Three KTC research joint ventures are briefly described. 13 refs., 9 figs., 35 tabs.

  16. Final Report US-Japan IEC Workshop on Small Plasma and Accelerator Neutron Sources

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    Miley, George, H.

    2008-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract The history of IEC development will be briefly described, and some speculation about future directions will be offered. The origin of IEC is due to the brilliance of Phil Farnsworth, inventor of electronic TV in the US. Early experiments were pioneered in the late 1960s by Robert Hirsch who later became head of the DOE fusion program. At that time studies of IEC physics quickly followed at the University of Illinois and at Penn State University. However, despite many successes in this early work, IEC research died as DOE funding stopped in the mid 1980s. In the early 90’s, R. W. Bussard of EMC revived work with a new major project based on a magnetic assisted IEC. While doing supportive studies for that project, G. Miley proposed a grided “STAR mode” IEC as a neutron source for NAA. This concept was later used commercially by Daimler- Benz in Germany to analysis impurities in incoming ores. This represented a first practical application of the IEC. During this period other research groups at LANL, U of Wisconsin and Kyoto University entered IEC research with innovative new concepts and approaches to IEC physics and applications. Much of this work is documented in the present and in past US-Japan Workshops. At present we stand on the threshold of a new area of IEC applications as neutron source, for isotope production, and as a plasma source. These applications provide a way to continue IEC understanding and technology development with the ultimate goal being a fusion power plant. Indeed, a distinguishing feature of the IEC vs. other fusion confinement approaches is the unique opportunity for “spin off” applications along the way to a power producing plant.

  17. Preliminary Evaluation of Cesium Distribution for Wet Sieving Process Planned for Soil Decontamination in Japan - 13104

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    Enokida, Y.; Tanada, Y.; Hirabayashi, D. [Graduate School of Engineering, 1 Furo-cho Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, 4648603 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Engineering, 1 Furo-cho Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, 4648603 (Japan); Sawada, K. [EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, 1 Furo-cho Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, 4648603 (Japan)] [EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, 1 Furo-cho Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, 4648603 (Japan)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For the purpose of decontaminating radioactive cesium from a huge amount of soil, which has been estimated to be 1.2x10{sup 8} m{sup 3} by excavating to a 5-cm depth from the surface of Fukushima Prefecture where a severe nuclear accident occurred at TEPCO's power generating site and has emitted a significant amount of radioactive materials, mainly radioactive cesium, a wet sieving process was selected as one of effective methods available in Japan. Some private companies have demonstrated this process for soil treatment in the Fukushima area by testing at their plants. The results were very promising, and a full-fledged application is expected to follow. In the present study, we spiked several aqueous samples containing soil collected from an industrial wet sieving plant located near our university for the recycling of construction wastes with non-radioactive cesium hydroxide. The present study provides scientific data concerning the effectiveness in volume reduction of the contaminated soil by a wet sieving process as well as the cesium distribution between the liquid phase and clay minerals for each sub-process of the full-scale one, but a simulating plant equipped with a process of coagulating sedimentation and operational safety fundamentals for the plant. Especially for the latter aspect, the study showed that clay minerals of submicron size strongly bind a high content of cesium, which was only slightly removed by coagulation with natural sedimentation (1 G) nor centrifugal sedimentation (3,700 G) and some of the cesium may be transferred to the effluent or recycled water. By applying ultracentrifugation (257,000 G), most of submicron clay minerals containing cesium was removed, and the cesium amount which might be transferred to the effluent or recycled water, could be reduced to less than 2.3 % of the original design by the addition of a cesium barrier consisting of ultracentrifugation or a hollow fiber membrane. (authors)

  18. Conservation potential of compact fluorescent lamps in India and Brazil

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    Gadgil, A.; Martino Jannuzzi, G. de (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA); Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia)

    1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We evaluate the conservation potential of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) for managing the rapidly increasing electrical energy and peak demand in India and Brazil. Using very conservative assumptions, we find that the cost of conserved energy using 16 W CFLs is 4 and 6 times less than the long range marginal cost of electricity for the two countries. The cost of avoided peak installed capacity is 6 and 9.5 times less than the cost of new installed capacity for India and Brazil. The analysis is undertaken from the three separate perspectives of the national economies, the consumers, and the utilities. We find that because residential electricity is subsidized, the consumers have little or no incentive to purchase and install the CFLs, unless they too are subsidized. However, the benefits of CFL installation to the utility are so large that subsidizing them is a paying proposition for the utility are so large that subsidizing them is a paying proposition for the utility in almost all cases. As an illustration of a gradual introduction strategy for CFLs, we calculate a scenario where national savings of the order of US $1.2 million per day for India and US $2.5 million per day for Brazil are reached in 10 years by a small and gradual transfer of subsidy from residential electricity to CFLs. We then explore the barriers to immediate large scale introduction of these lamps in the two countries. Specific technical and marketing problems are identified and discussed, which would require solution before such an introduction can be attempted. Lastly, we discuss the range of policy instruments, in addition to a subsidy scheme, that can be used for promoting the diffusion of these lamps in the domestic and commercial sector. 47 refs., 15 figs., 2 tabs.

  19. Potential Geographic Distribution of Hantavirus Reservoirs in Brazil

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    Oliveira, Stefan Vilges de; Escobar, Luis E.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Gurgel-Gonç alves, Rodrigo

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    meteorological stations over 30-50 (1950-2000) years, depending on data availability at stations [49]. To summarize aspects of vegetation and land cover, we used multitemporal (monthly) normalized difference vegetation index values (NDVI, a “greenness” index... lineage in Oligoryzomys nigripes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Acta Trop 112: 212-218. doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2009.07.029. PubMed: 19660427. 46. Raboni SM, de Borba L, Hoffmann FG, de Noronha L, Azevedo ML (2009) Evidence of circulation of Laguna Negra...

  20. Brazil-CCAP Developing Country Project | Open Energy Information

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  1. Brazil-US EPA Environmental Management Activities | Open Energy Information

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  3. Brazil-USAID Climate Activities | Open Energy Information

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  4. Biofuel Research at Brazil Center of Excellence | GE Global Research

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD)ProductssondeadjustsondeadjustAboutScienceCareers Apply for aCouldBiofuel Research at Brazil Center of

  5. Genetic and environmental factors affecting growth and reproduction characters of Morada Nova sheep in Northeastern Brazil

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    Fernandes, Antonio Amaury Oria

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    concern in sheep produc- tion in Northeast Brazil are meat and skins. Despite the overwhelming social and economic importance of sheep production in Northeast Brazil, it is still practiced, on the average, through a very extensive and traditional... in the systems employed in that area of Brazil. This study involved an analysis of body weight records up to 12 months age and records of reproduction from a Morada Nova sheep flock maintained under grazing pasture conditions from 1979 to 1983 at the Fazenda...

  6. Technological developments to improve combustion efficiency and pollution control in coal-fired power stations in Japan

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    Miyasaka, Tadahisa

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1975, approximately 60 percent of all power generating facilities in Japan were oil fired. The oil crisis in the 1970s, however, led Japanese power utilities to utilize alternatives to oil as energy sources, including nuclear power, coal, LNG, and others. As a result, by 1990, the percentage of oil-fired power generation facilities had declined to approximately 31 percent. On the other hand, coal-fired power generation, which accounted for 5.7 percent of all facilities in 1975, increased its share to 7.5 percent in 1990 and is anticipated to expand further to 13 percent by the year 2000. In order to increase the utilization of coal-fired power generation facilities in Japan, it is necessary to work out thorough measures to protect the environment, mainly to control air pollution. The technologies that are able to do this are already available. The second issue is how to improve efficiency. In this chapter, I would like to introduce technological developments that improve efficiency and that protect the environment which have been implemented in coal-fired power stations in Japan. Examples of the former, include the atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) boiler, the pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) boiler, and the ultra super-critical (USC) steam condition turbine, and an example of the latter is the dry deSOx/deNOx. Although details are not provided in this paper, there are also ongoing projects focusing on the development of technology for integrated gasification combined cycle generation, fuel cells and other systems undertaken by the government, i.e., the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), which is committed to the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - amazon central brazil Sample Search Results

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    and distribution ISSN 1809-127X (online edition) Summary: , French Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. In Brazil, Amazon includes Tropical Rain Forest areas... stictoides...

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    Natural History (USNM). Distributions of se- renaand... - name), to the interior of Suriname and French Guiana, southto near Manaus, Brazil and south- em Amapl... the range of...

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    Alain - Laboratoire Geosciences, Universit Montpellier II Collection: Geosciences 22 Bioenergy and land-use competition in Northeast Brazil Summary: Bioenergy and land-use...

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    de So Paulo Collection: Mathematics 68 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 6th Frontiers in Bioenergy Summary: ), Purdue University Dr. Andr Nassar, CEO of ICONE, SP, Brazil Dr....

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    "Logging in Brazilian Amazon: production, revenues and markets" (A ... Source: Louisiana Forest Products Development Center Collection: Renewable Energy 3 Brazil closes down...

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    Physics 45 Atualizado em 11052010. CURRICULUM VITAE Summary: Spaces". Summer School on Enviromental Modelling of Amazonia, Angra dos Reis, Brazil, Abril de 2005. 12......

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    Biology and Medicine 32 Dr. David Kemp Australian Minister of Summary: - Southern StatesThailand - sustainable industry development - Southern StatesBrazil - clean coal power......

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    Capanaparo, Cinaruco, Caura and Casiquiare in Apure, Bolivar and Amazonas states of Venezuela... in Monagas state, Venezuela, and the upper Ro Negro in Brazil that probably are...

  16. Hierarchical probabilistic regionalization of volcanism for Sengan region in Japan using multivariate statistical techniques and geostatistical interpolation techniques.

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    Park, Jinyong (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ); Balasingham, P. (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ); McKenna, Sean Andrew; Kulatilake, Pinnaduwa H. S. W. (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ)

    2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories, under contract to Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO), is performing research on regional classification of given sites in Japan with respect to potential volcanic disruption using multivariate statistics and geo-statistical interpolation techniques. This report provides results obtained for hierarchical probabilistic regionalization of volcanism for the Sengan region in Japan by applying multivariate statistical techniques and geostatistical interpolation techniques on the geologic data provided by NUMO. A workshop report produced in September 2003 by Sandia National Laboratories (Arnold et al., 2003) on volcanism lists a set of most important geologic variables as well as some secondary information related to volcanism. Geologic data extracted for the Sengan region in Japan from the data provided by NUMO revealed that data are not available at the same locations for all the important geologic variables. In other words, the geologic variable vectors were found to be incomplete spatially. However, it is necessary to have complete geologic variable vectors to perform multivariate statistical analyses. As a first step towards constructing complete geologic variable vectors, the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) zone 54 projected coordinate system and a 1 km square regular grid system were selected. The data available for each geologic variable on a geographic coordinate system were transferred to the aforementioned grid system. Also the recorded data on volcanic activity for Sengan region were produced on the same grid system. Each geologic variable map was compared with the recorded volcanic activity map to determine the geologic variables that are most important for volcanism. In the regionalized classification procedure, this step is known as the variable selection step. The following variables were determined as most important for volcanism: geothermal gradient, groundwater temperature, heat discharge, groundwater pH value, presence of volcanic rocks and presence of hydrothermal alteration. Data available for each of these important geologic variables were used to perform directional variogram modeling and kriging to estimate values for each variable at 23949 centers of the chosen 1 km cell grid system that represents the Sengan region. These values formed complete geologic variable vectors at each of the 23,949 one km cell centers.

  17. Eastern Europe Great Cities: Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Sarajevo Greece and Turkey Cities and Gods: From Athens to Istanbul

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    Lien, Jyh-Ming

    Argentina Buenos Aires Brazil Curitiba China Shanghai England London Israel and Palestine Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramalla, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Haifa Morocco Rabat Singapore Singapore Fall 2015 Argentina Buenos in? Go to globaled.gmu.edu to find out more. #12;Australia Griffith University Government and Policy

  18. Renewable energy in Brazil: opportunities, barriers, and remedies

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    Jhirad, D.J.; Rutter, W.

    1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An overview of the major conclusions is presented according to the goals of the study; and contents of the various chapters of the report are outlined. All major energy planning organizations in Brazil at the federal and state level perceive an urgent need for petroleum substitution by means of energy-efficient technology, coal, hydroelectricity, biomass, solar, and wind. Technologies and applications considered of high priority for US/Brazilian cooperative efforts are the following: Energy-efficient technology, used with indigenous hydroelectricity, especially heat pumps to provide (1) low temperature hot water for industrial applications, and (2) air conditioning and hot water for residential and commercial applications; solar thermal technology for low and intermediate temperature industrial process heat, and for crop drying; and small wind turbines and photovoltaic power systems for irrigation pumping and other rural applications. Certain technologies were excluded from the scope of the study by mutual agreement because a great deal of activity in such technologies was already taking place in Brazil, or because commercialization prospects seemed remote, or because of regulatory barriers. Energy conversion systems employing biomass, small- and large-scale hydropower, ocean thermal energy gradients, and cogeneration systems are not examined.

  19. Poland and the Western Powers 1938-1939: a study in the interdependence of Eastern and Western Europe

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    Cienciala, Anna M.

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the Interdependence of Eastern and Western Europe by A N N A M . C I E N C I A L A L O N D O N : Routledge & Kegan Paul T O R O N T O : University of Toronto Press J O Z E F B E C K Foreign Minister of Poland, 1932*1939 First published 1968 in Great Britain... from the publisher, except for the quotation of brief passages in criticism C O N T E N T S J6zef Beck, Foreign Minister of Poland, 1932-1939 Preface The Background, 1918-1938 I The Anschluss frontispiece pagevi II The Czechoslovak Crisis...

  20. Evolution of WTE utilization - a global look. Asian perspective - waste incineration and it`s value in Japan

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    Tanaka, Masaru [National Institute of Public Health, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Incineration carries significant weight in waste disposal in general. Seventy-five percent of the total quantity of municipal solid waste is incinerated. In the year 1994, there were a total of 1,854 incineration plants in Japan. Waste heat from MSW incineration is utilized for power generation at most large-scale incineration plants. In 1994, a total of 3,376 industrial waste incineration plants existed in Japan. They have been contributing much toward waste volume reduction, improvement of the quality of landfill materials through conversion of organic substances into inorganic substances which are more beneficial for landfill purposes, and conservation of resources by energy recovery. But air pollution by exhaust substances - especially dioxin - from incineration plants pose a problem. This may place a big hurdle before future incineration plant projects. Small batch-type incineration furnaces are slowly dying out. Some municipalities will jointly construct a large incineration plant among themselves while others will consider introducing RDF producing plant, which is getting popular. More efforts will be made to melt and solify the incineration residue, reduce the environmental load imposed by pollutants in the exhaust gas from now on.

  1. Preliminary assessment of potential CDM early start projects in Brazil

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    Meyers, S.; Sathaye, J.; Lehman, B.; Schumacher, K.; van Vliet, O.; Moreira, J.R.

    2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Brazil/US Aspen Global Forum on Climate Change Policies and Programs has facilitated a dialogue between key Brazil and US public and private sector leaders on the subject of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). With support from the US government, a cooperative effort between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Sao Paulo conducted an assessment of a number of projects put forth by Brazilian sponsors. Initially, we gathered information and conducted a screening assessment for ten projects in the energy sector and six projects in the forestry sector. Some of the projects appeared to offer greater potential to be attractive for CDM, or had better information available. We then conducted a more detailed assessment of 12 of these projects, and two other projects that were submitted after the initial screening. An important goal was to assess the potential impact of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) on the financial performance of projects. With the exception of the two forestry-based fuel displacement projects, the impact of CERs on the internal rate of return (IRR) is fairly small. This is true for both the projects that displace grid electricity and those that displace local (diesel-based) electricity production. The relative effect of CERs is greater for projects whose IRR without CERs is low. CERs have a substantial effect on the IRR of the two short-rotation forestry energy substitution projects. One reason is that the biofuel displaces coke and oil, both of which are carbon-intensive. Another factor is that the product of these projects (charcoal and woodfuel, respectively) is relatively low value, so the revenue from carbon credits has a strong relative impact. CERs also have a substantial effect on the NPV of the carbon sequestration projects. Financial and other barriers pose a challenge for implementation of most of the projects. In most cases, the sponsor lacks sufficient capital, and loans are available only at high interest rate and with substantial guarantee. A few of the projects might go ahead without the benefit of CERs, but most probably would not. Whether the projected revenue from CERs would be sufficient to induce sponsors to proceed with the projects is an important issue that requires further investigation. All of the projects contribute to economic development in Brazil. The forestry projects in particular would create a significant number of rural jobs, and contribute income to rural communities. Some of the carbon sequestration projects would provide environmental benefits with respect to protection of biodiversity and soil.

  2. The medieval metal industry was the cradle of modern large-scale atmospheric lead pollution in northern Europe

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    Braennvall, M.L.; Bindler, R.; Renberg, I.; Emteryd, O.; Bartnicki, J.; Billstroem, K.

    1999-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    There is great concern for contamination of sensitive ecosystems in high latitudes by long-range transport of heavy metals and other pollutants derived from industrial areas in lower latitudes. Atmospheric pollution of heavy metals has a very long history, and since metals accumulate in the environment, understanding of present-day pollution conditions requires knowledge of past atmospheric deposition. The authors use analyses of lead concentrations and stable lead isotopes ({sup 206}Pb/{sup 207}Pb ratios) of annually laminated sediments from four lakes in northern Sweden to provide a decadal record of atmospheric lead pollution for the last 3000 years. There is a clear signal in the sediments of airborne pollution from Greek and Roman cultures 2000 years ago, followed by a period of clean conditions 400--900 A.D. From 900 A.D. there was a conspicuous, permanent increase in atmospheric lead pollution fallout, The sediments reveal peaks in atmospheric lead pollution at 1200 and 1530 A.D. comparable to present-day levels. These peaks match the history of metal production in Europe. This study indicates that the contemporary atmospheric pollution climate in northern Europe was established in Medieval time, rather than in the industrial period. Atmospheric lead pollution deposition did not, when seen in a historical perspective, increase as much as usually assumed with the Industrial Revolution.

  3. Summary report on transportation of nuclear fuel materials in Japan : transportation infrastructure, threats identified in open literature, and physical protection regulations.

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    Cochran, John Russell; Ouchi, Yuichiro (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan); Furaus, James Phillip; Marincel, Michelle K.

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the results of three detailed studies of the physical protection systems for the protection of nuclear materials transport in Japan, with an emphasis on the transportation of mixed oxide fuel materials1. The Japanese infrastructure for transporting nuclear fuel materials is addressed in the first section. The second section of this report presents a summary of baseline data from the open literature on the threats of sabotage and theft during the transport of nuclear fuel materials in Japan. The third section summarizes a review of current International Atomic Energy Agency, Japanese and United States guidelines and regulations concerning the physical protection for the transportation of nuclear fuel materials.

  4. The Caribbean spiny lobster, Panuli-rus argus, is distributed from Brazil

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    870 The Caribbean spiny lobster, Panuli- rus argus, is distributed from Brazil throughout the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico to approximately North Car- olina and Bermuda (Holthius, 1991). It supports major commercial fisheries in Florida, the Caribbean and Brazil. Commercially, P. argus is especially

  5. Developing Financial Intermediation Mechanisms for Energy Efficiency Investments in Brazil, China and India

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    · financing, renewables and efficiency, institutional reform, energy access and rural energy, and general1 Developing Financial Intermediation Mechanisms for Energy Efficiency Investments in Brazil, China and India Brazil-China-India Workshop on Energy Efficiency Financing Cross country exchange, outreach

  6. Print Story: Japan has told EU it is giving up on nuclear reactor bid:... http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050622/wl_asia_afp/japaneufrancenuc... 1 of 1 6/22/05 12:12 AM

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    Print Story: Japan has told EU it is giving up on nuclear reactor bid:... http it is giving up on nuclear reactor bid: report 1 hour, 51 minutes ago Japan has told the European Union it will give up on hosting a revolutionary nuclear energy reactor after securing large deals in turn

  7. *1 The WPI program was launched in 2007 by MEXT in an effort to build "globally visible" research centers within Japan that boast a very high research standard and

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    Takada, Shoji

    centers throughout Japan, all of which aim to: 1) Advance leading edge research. 2) Create new centers within Japan that boast a very high research standard and outstanding research environment projects is a key policy of the Japanese government. Technology and knowledge to pursue uncharted research

  8. B. MAPES et al.November 2008 175Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Vol. 86A, pp. 175-185, 2008 Predictability Aspects of Global Aqua-planet Simulations

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    Mapes, Brian

    B. MAPES et al.November 2008 175Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Vol. 86A, pp. 175;Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan Vol. 86A176 1. Introduction In principle, anything Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder

  9. . International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management INAC 2005 international Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management, INAC 2005, Santos (Brazil)

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    Institute (IPEN-Brazil) barroso@ipen.br c Ph D., Head of Information Science Department Telecommunication Nuclear Atlantic Conference, Santos : Brazil (2005)" #12;R. I. RICCIARDI, A. C. O. BARROSO and J. O. BARROSO and J.-

  10. Intergenerational mobility in earnings in Brazil spanning three generations and optimal investment in electricity generation in Texas

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    Marchon, Cassia Helena

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation contains three essays. The first and second essays examine intergenerational mobility in earnings in Brazil using a data set spanning three generations. I use data from PNAD{a nationally representative household survey in Brazil. I...

  11. A review of "Individuals, Familes, and Communities in Europe, 1200-1800: The Urban Foundations of Western Society" by Katherine A. Lynch.

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    Alisa Plant

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , The Jesuits and the Thirty Years War confirms Robert Bireley?s reputation as one of the most skilled early modernists in North America. Katherine A. Lynch. Individuals, Families, and Communities in Europe, 1200?1800: The Urban Foundations of Western Society.... Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xiii + 250 pp. $65.00. Review by ALISA PLANT, TULANE UNIVERSITY. REVIEWS 273 As its title makes plain, this is an ambitious book. Attempting to encompass the whole of Western Europe over the longue dur?e in a...

  12. Preprint version 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Tokyo, Japan A Comparison of Scale Estimation Schemes for a Quadrotor UAV

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    , Japan A Comparison of Scale Estimation Schemes for a Quadrotor UAV based on Optical Flow and IMU of autonomous UAV flight control, cameras are ubiquitously exploited as a cheap and effective onboard sensor linear velocity in the UAV body frame from direct measurement of the instantaneous (and non

  13. Numbers of Abstract/Session (given by NOC) 00090 -1 IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 -19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Numbers of Abstract/Session (given by NOC) 00090 -1 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 - 19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan R-1234yf MIXTURES FOR REPLACING R-407C IN RESIDENTIAL HEAT PUMPS Marcello BENTIVEGNI: This paper deals with the design of air-to-water heat pumps dedicated to the replacement of old oil boilers

  14. Use and Storage of Test and Operations Data from the High Temperature Test Reactor Acquired by the US Government from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency

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    Hans Gougar

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the use and storage of data from the High Temperature Test Reactor (HTTR) acquired from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) by the U.S. Government for high temperature reactor research under the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project.

  15. Proceedings of the XVII International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Nagoya, Japan, May 24-29, 1998, p.298 Some Properties of Re2Te5-based Materials

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    Te5-based materials for thermoelectric applications, we are currently exploring the synthesis for developing thermoelectric materials with superior figures of merit is to look at materials which canProceedings of the XVII International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Nagoya, Japan, May 24-29, 1998

  16. Advances in X-Ray Chemical Analysis, Japan, 45 (2014) ISSN 0911-7806 Report on 10th Chinese X-Ray Spectrometry Conference (CXRSC)

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    Jun, Kawai

    and Information Technology), Dr. Yidong Zhao (Institute of High Energy Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences-Ray Spectrometry Conference (CXRSC) Ying LIU #12;#12;45 345 Report on 10th Chinese X-Ray Spectrometry Conference (CXRSC) Adv. X-Ray. Chem. Anal., Japan 45, pp.345-348 (2014) Report on 10th Chinese X-Ray Spectrometry

  17. The History, Technology, and Care of Papier-Mache: Case Study of the Conservation Treatment of a Victorian"Japan Ware"

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    Mathis, Wayne N.

    to review both the technology leading to the production of the chair and recommendations for the repair major developments in the technology of both papier-mâché and japanning, pertinent to the manufactureThe History, Technology, and Care of Papier-Mache: Case Study of the Conservation Treatment

  18. Proceedings of US/Japan workshop, Q219 on high heat flux components and plasma surface interactions for next fusion devices

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    Ulrickson, M.A.; Stevens, P.L.; Hino, T.; Hirohata, Y. [eds.] [eds.

    1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains the viewgraphs from the proceedings of US/Japan Workshop on High Heat Flux Components and Plasma Surface Interactions for Next Fusion Devices. Some of the general topics covered by this report are: PFC/PSI in tokamak and helical devices; development of high heat flux components; PSIS and plasma facing materials;tritium; and material damage.

  19. A Collision Attack on AURORA-512 NTT, 3-9-11 Midori-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, 180-8585 Japan

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    A Collision Attack on AURORA-512 Yu Sasaki NTT, 3-9-11 Midori-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, 180-8585 Japan Abstract. In this note, we present a collision attack on AURORA-512, which is one of the candidates for SHA-3. The attack complexity is ap- proximately 2236 AURORA-512 operations, which is less than

  20. Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control V, August 26-31, 2001, Onomichi, Japan Strong Resonance Effects in Normal Form Analysis

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    Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control V, August 26-31, 2001, Onomichi, Japan Strong Resonance Engineering Department University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 USA dobson@engr.wisc.edu Abstract: Power resonance occurring in the power system linearization. Moreover, the changes in the coefficients when

  1. Appears in the Working Notes of the IJCAI-97 Workshop on Abduction and Induction in AI, pp.37-42, Nagoya, Japan, August 1997

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    Mooney, Raymond J.

    Appears in the Working Notes of the IJCAI-97 Workshop on Abduction and Induction in AI, pp.37-42, Nagoya, Japan, August 1997 Integrating Abduction and Induction in Machine Learning Raymond J. Mooney This paper discusses the integration of tra- ditional abductive and inductive reasoning methods

  2. La protection des working poor en Grande-Bretagne. Des Wages Councils au salaire minimum interprofessionnel , in, Brigitte LESTRADE, directrice de publication, Travail et Prcarit, les Working poor en Europe, Paris : l'Harmattan collection Logiques

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Europe, Paris : l'Harmattan collection »Logiques Sociales », 2011, pp. 241-257. 1 hal-01018541,version1 et Précarité, les « Working poor » en Europe, Paris : l'Harmattan collection »Logiques Sociales

  3. A study of production/injection data from slim holes and production wells at the Oguni Geothermal Field, Japan

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    Garg, S.K.; Combs, J.; Abe, M.

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Production and injection data from slim holes and large-diameter wells at the Oguni Geothermal Field, Japan, were examined in an effort to establish relationships (1) between productivity of large-diameter wells and slim holes, (2) between injectivity and productivity indices and (3) between productivity index and borehole diameter. The production data from Oguni boreholes imply that the mass production from large-diameter wells may be estimated based on data from slim holes. Test data from both large- and small-diameter boreholes indicate that to first order the productivity and the injectivity indices are equal. Somewhat surprisingly, the productivity index was found to be a strong function of borehole diameter; the cause for this phenomenon is not understood at this time.

  4. Arrival time and magnitude of airborne fission products from the Fukushima, Japan, reactor incident as measured in Seattle, WA, USA

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    J. Diaz Leon; D. A. Jaffe; J. Kaspar; A. Knecht; M. L. Miller; R. G. H. Robertson; A. G. Schubert

    2011-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We report results of air monitoring started due to the recent natural catastrophe on 11 March 2011 in Japan and the severe ensuing damage to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor complex. On 17-18 March 2011, we registered the first arrival of the airborne fission products 131-I, 132-I, 132-Te, 134-Cs, and 137-Cs in Seattle, WA, USA, by identifying their characteristic gamma rays using a germanium detector. We measured the evolution of the activities over a period of 23 days at the end of which the activities had mostly fallen below our detection limit. The highest detected activity amounted to 4.4 +/- 1.3 mBq/m^3 of 131-I on 19-20 March.

  5. REES 410/510: Post-Cold War Eastern Europe Fall 2012 (CRN 18065/18066) Instructor: Keith Eddins eddinska@uoregon.edu

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    Oregon, University of

    REES 410/510: Post-Cold War Eastern Europe Fall 2012 (CRN 18065/18066) Instructor: Keith Eddins eddinska@uoregon.edu Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. As the Cold War concluded, hopes

  6. Advanced power assessment for Czech lignite, Task 3.6, Part 2. The 2nd international conference on energy and environment: Transitions in East Central Europe

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    Sondreal, E.A.; Mann, M.D.; Weber, G.W.; Young, B.C.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On November 1-5, 1994, the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) and Power Research Institute of Prague cosponsored their second conference since 1991 in the Czech Republic, entitled ``Energy and Environment: Transitions in East Central Europe.`` This conference was a continuation of the EERC`s joint commitment, initiated in 1190, to facilitate solutions to short- and long-term energy and environmental problems in East Central Europe. Production of energy from coal in an environmentally acceptable manner is a critical issue facing East Central Europe, because the region continues to rely on coal as its primary energy source. The goal of the conference was to develop partnerships between industry, government, and the research community in East Central Europe and the United States to solve energy and environmental issues in a manner that fosters economic development. Among the topics addressed at the conference were: conventional and advanced energy generation systems; economic operation of energy systems; air pollution controls; power system retrofitting and repowering, financing options; regulatory issues; energy resource options; waste utilization and disposal; and long-range environmental issues. Selected papers in the proceedings have been processed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology database.

  7. Early modern human settlement of Europe north of the Alps occurred 43,500 years ago in a cold steppe-type environment

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    Nigst, Philip R.; Haesaerts, Paul; Damblon, Freddy; Frank-Fellner, Christa; Mallol, Carolina; Götzinger, Michael; Niven, Laura; Trnka, Gerhard; Hublin, Jean-Jacques

    2014-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    . White M, Pettitt P (2012) Ancient Digs and Modern Myths: The Age and Context of the Kent's Cavern 4 Maxilla and the Earliest Homo sapiens Specimens in Europe. European Journal of Archaeology 15:392–420. 12. Hublin JJ (2013) The Makers of the Early Upper...

  8. Port-city relationships in Europe and Asia Published in: Journal of International Logistics and Trade 4(2), pp. 13-35

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Port-city relationships in Europe and Asia Published in: Journal of International Logistics-712 Republic of Korea Abstract This paper investigates the nature of port-city relationships in two major port studies or general models, it proposes a complementary approach based on urban and port indicators

  9. Methanol market slowly tightens as Brazil starts soaking up material

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    Young, I.

    1992-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the US methanol market's response to mandated oxygen requirements in reformulated gasoline has been disappointing, the European market has surprisingly been tightening in recent weeks and looks set for a price rise in first-quarter 1993. The tightness is being felt mainly in the Mediterranean market, where the Libyan methanol plant is running at only 70% because of problems with gas feedstock supplies. More significantly, the Brazilian government has now given the go-ahead for a yearlong extension on imports of methanol for use as an ethanol replacement in fuel blending. The new authorization sets a monthly import limit of 48,000 m.t. during that period. Libya is an important supplier of methanol to the Brazilian market and has already shipped about 20,000 m.t. since the authorization was given. Another major supplier to Brazil is Russia, from its two giant 750,000-m.t./year plants at Gubakha and Tomsk. The material is shipped from the terminal at Yuzhnyy on the Black Sea, in Ukrainian territory since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  10. THE IMPACT OF THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR SAFETY REGIME IN BRAZIL

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    Almeida, C.

    2004-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A turning point of the world nuclear industry with respect to safety occurred due to the accident at Chernobyl, in 1986. A side from the tragic personal losses and the enormous financial damage, the Chernobyl accident has literally demonstrated that ''a nuclear accident anywhere is an accident everywhere''. The impact was felt immediately by the nuclear industry, with plant cancellations (e.g. Austria), elimination of national programs (e.g. Italy) and general construction delays. However, the reaction of the nuclear industry was equally immediate, which led to the proposal and establishment of a Global Nuclear Safety Regime. This regime is composed of biding international safety conventions, globally accepted safety standard, and a voluntary peer review system. In a previous work, the author has presented in detail the components of this Regime, and briefly discussed its impact in the Brazilian nuclear power organizations, including the Regulatory Body. This work, on the opposite, briefly reviews the Global Nuclear Safety Regime, and concentrates in detail in the discussion of its impact in Brazil, showing how it has produced some changes, and where the peer pressure regime has failed to produce real results.

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - america brazil leads Sample Search Results

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

    China's deliveries to USA jumped by 50%, Brazil equally strong, and Indonesia gains markets... in Germany and the UK Profiled wood imports run steady, the US is the leading...

  12. All that glitters is not gold : unexpected lessons from a slum upgrading program in Brazil

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    Zuin, Valentina

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper looks at the Ribeira Azul Slum Upgrading Program in Salvador de Bahia Brazil, implemented by the development agency of the state of Bahia, CONDER, and the Italian NGO Associazione Volontari per il Servizio ...

  13. E-Print Network 3.0 - alegre rs brazil Sample Search Results

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    Search Sample search results for: alegre rs brazil Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Curriculum Vitae Ana M. R. Liedke Summary: Mdio "Dolores Alcaraz Caldas" - 2004 , Porto Alegre,...

  14. MINERALOGY AND GENESIS OF SMECTITES IN AN ALKALINE-SALINE ENVIRONMENT OF PANTANAL WETLAND, BRAZIL

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    MINERALOGY AND GENESIS OF SMECTITES IN AN ALKALINE-SALINE ENVIRONMENT OF PANTANAL WETLAND, BRAZIL of this work was to investigate the mineralogy of smectites in the soils surrounding a representative alkaline

  15. Mineralogy of Latosols along a regional toposequence across the Central Plateau (Brazil): First results.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Mineralogy of Latosols along a regional toposequence across the Central Plateau (Brazil): First results of the mineralogical characterization of Brazilian Latosols located along a regional topossequence estimated using the soil color (hue, value and chrome). The mineralogical composition of the

  16. Affirmative Action in Higher Education and Afro-Descendant Women in Bahia, Brazil

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    Aubel, Maraci G.

    2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    excluded from the 34 Fay Haussman and Jerry Haar in Education in Brazil, 1978: 30-31. 20 labor market and replaced by European immigrants. Afro-descendants were widely marginalized... 35 Nascimento, 2007: 52-53 and Jones-Oliveira, 2003: 103 36 Fay Haussman and Jerry Haar in Education in Brazil, 1978: 33. 21 status, black women were determined to change their positions as economic possessions and to gain their citizenship...

  17. Julia van Drunen has been granted a FAPESP postdoctoral fellowship to pursue research at the Universidade de So Paulo (USP) in Brazil. The proposed research focuses on the

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    Abolmaesumi, Purang

    . This research project fits in well with Brazil's booming biofuel industry and the global initiative towards

  18. TRB-Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP): Case Studies...

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    Australia, United Kingdom, France, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador Cost: Free Northern America, Australia and New Zealand, Northern Europe, Western Europe, South America, South America,...

  19. Research and Development of High Temperature Light Water Cooled Reactor Operating at Supercritical-Pressure in Japan

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    Yoshiaki Oka [Nuclear Engineering Research Laboratory, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-0006 (Japan); Katsumi Yamada [Isogo Nuclear Engineering Center, Toshiba Corporation, 8, Shinsugita-cho, Isogo-ku, Yokohama, 235-8523 (Japan)

    2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper summarizes the status and future plans of research and development of the high temperature light water cooled reactor operating at supercritical-pressure in Japan. It includes; the concept development; material for the fuel cladding; water chemistry under supercritical pressure; thermal hydraulics of supercritical fluid; and the conceptual design of core and plant system. Elements of concept development of the once-through coolant cycle reactor are described, which consists of fuel, core, reactor and plant system, stability and safety. Material studies include corrosion tests with supercritical water loops and simulated irradiation tests using a high-energy transmission electron microscope. Possibilities of oxide dispersion strengthening steels for the cladding material are studied. The water chemistry research includes radiolysis and kinetics of supercritical pressure water, influence of radiolysis and radiation damage on corrosion and behavior on the interface between water and material. The thermal hydraulic research includes heat transfer tests of single tube, single rod and three-rod bundles with a supercritical Freon loop and numerical simulations. The conceptual designs include core design with a three-dimensional core simulator and sub-channel analysis, and balance of plant. (authors)

  20. Case histories in the Europe/Africa area demonstrate improved capabilities of fiber-optic video camera technology

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    Olsen, J.E.; Kristensen, R.; Taylor, R.W.

    1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cost constraints in the oilfield restrict the performance of remedial services unless a high probability of success can be assured. Unfortunately, a method that could accurately diagnose wellbore problems in a broad scope of oilfield environments was not available, and until the 90`s, accuracy of problem assessment was compromised to the point that estimates of remedial success could not be determined. During the 90`s, however, a downhole video system that showed promise of providing the sought-after diagnostic accuracy for today`s operational conditions was introduced to the oilfield. With the combined capabilities of fiber-optic signal transmission and downhole video camera technology, the system can now provide the oil and gas industry with a diagnostic tool that is rapidly becoming invaluable in oilfield services and is proving the worth of the old adage, seeing is believing. This paper will present a brief overview of the use of the downhole video (DHV) camera technique from its first documented usage until early 1992. The enhancements that have been instrumental in enlarging the scope of its usage since that time will then be discussed. Case histories recorded by the video camera operation in the Europe/Africa area will be presented and analyzed to demonstrate usage and benefits of the system.

  1. A review of "Decentring the Renaissance: Canada and Europe in Multidisciplinary Perspective, 1500-1700." by Germaine Warkentin and Carolyn Podruchny, eds.

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    Ty M. Reese

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Those who do will be rewarded. Germaine Warkentin and Carolyn Podruchny, eds. Decentring the Renaissance: Canada and Europe in Multidisciplinary Perspective, 1500- 1700. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001. xii + 387 pp. + 10 illus. $60....00. Review by TY M. REESE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA. This edited collection of post-colonial ?decentring? essays re-examines early cultural interaction in Canada. The contribu- tors hope to better understand the Renaissance, and how it influ- enced initial...

  2. A review of "Self-Defense and Religious Strife in Early Modern Europe. England and Germany 1530-1630." by Robert von Friedeburg

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    Paul M. Dover

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Self-Defense and Religious Strife in Early Modern Europe. England and Germany 1530-1630. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002. xii + 278 pp. $99.95. Review by PAUL M. DOVER, KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY. With the advent of the religious controversies..., strong governmental authority, and a rigid social hierarchy, active resistance raised many dilemmas. It exercised the minds of intellectuals and common- ers alike in both Germany and the British Isles in the early modern period. Open resistance...

  3. From International Idea to Domestic Policy: Explaining the Emergence of Same-Sex Partnership Recognition in Argentina and Brazil

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    Schulenberg, Shawn Richard

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    into domestic policy in Argentina and Brazil. It begins byConstructing Policy Innovation in Argentina: From GenderNot Possible Argentina DV: Possible SSPR Policy Adoption In

  4. Bell beaker copper use in central Europe: a distinctive tradition? A re-evaluation of the composition of copper artefacts and its effects on the properties of the metal 

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    Merkl, Matthias Bernd

    2010-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is concerned with the manufacture of copper artefacts by the users of Bell Beaker pottery in the Eastern Bell Beaker group in central Europe, and addresses the question: did these metalworkers have distinct ...

  5. Aristotle's Journey to Europe: A Synthetic History of the Role Played by the Islamic Empire in the Transmission of Western Educational Philosophy Sources from the Fall of Rome through the Medieval Period

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    Cloud, Randall R.

    2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    to reach medieval Europe after the split of the Roman Empire into east and west sectors, but these two potential paths functionally became, instead, dual roadblocks to its transmission. In the western portion of the former Roman Empire...

  6. Information basis for developing comprehensive waste management system-US-Japan joint nuclear energy action plan waste management working group phase I report.

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    Nutt, M.; Nuclear Engineering Division

    2010-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The activity of Phase I of the Waste Management Working Group under the United States - Japan Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan started in 2007. The US-Japan JNEAP is a bilateral collaborative framework to support the global implementation of safe, secure, and sustainable, nuclear fuel cycles (referred to in this document as fuel cycles). The Waste Management Working Group was established by strong interest of both parties, which arise from the recognition that development and optimization of waste management and disposal system(s) are central issues of the present and future nuclear fuel cycles. This report summarizes the activity of the Waste Management Working Group that focused on consolidation of the existing technical basis between the U.S. and Japan and the joint development of a plan for future collaborative activities. Firstly, the political/regulatory frameworks related to nuclear fuel cycles in both countries were reviewed. The various advanced fuel cycle scenarios that have been considered in both countries were then surveyed and summarized. The working group established the working reference scenario for the future cooperative activity that corresponds to a fuel cycle scenario being considered both in Japan and the U.S. This working scenario involves transitioning from a once-through fuel cycle utilizing light water reactors to a one-pass uranium-plutonium fuel recycle in light water reactors to a combination of light water reactors and fast reactors with plutonium, uranium, and minor actinide recycle, ultimately concluding with multiple recycle passes primarily using fast reactors. Considering the scenario, current and future expected waste streams, treatment and inventory were discussed, and the relevant information was summarized. Second, the waste management/disposal system optimization was discussed. Repository system concepts were reviewed, repository design concepts for the various classifications of nuclear waste were summarized, and the factors to consider in repository design and optimization were then discussed. Japan is considering various alternatives and options for the geologic disposal facility and the framework for future analysis of repository concepts was discussed. Regarding the advanced waste and storage form development, waste form technologies developed in both countries were surveyed and compared. Potential collaboration areas and activities were next identified. Disposal system optimization processes and techniques were reviewed, and factors to consider in future repository design optimization activities were also discussed. Then the potential collaboration areas and activities related to the optimization problem were extracted.

  7. Role of fault rejuvenation in hydrocarbon accumulation and structural evolution of Reconcavo Basin, Northeastern Brazil

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    Cohen, C.R.

    1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    From a geometric analysis of the fault pattern in the Reconcavo basin, Brazil, supported by a reinterpretation of the early opening history of the South Atlantic Ocean, it is inferred that the basin formed as a result of Valanginian (Early Cretaceous) motion on a major N40/sup 0/E-striking left-lateral transform fault located offshore between Salvador and Recife. This left-lateral motion was due to the location of the Valanginian pole of South American - African plate rotation within northern Brazil, at 2.5 /sup 0/S, 45.0/sup 0/W, rather than farther north as interpreted previously. 13 figures, 2 tables.

  8. COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL Air Carrier Operations and Dispatch

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    to Minnesota 1986- NW 2006- Sabre-Consultant 2007- China 2008- Japan, Brazil, Egypt 2009- Egypt, Chile

  9. Print this article Close This Window By Yves Clarisse

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    they preferred Rokkasho, a remote fishing village in northern Japan. Non-EU countries such as Brazil

  10. How Europe is Changing

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    Abdolah, Kader

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    office. During the war, when Kurdistan was independent for ato flee Iran. Through Kurdistan, Abdolah made it into Turkey

  11. Artful Adventures Medieval europe

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    at the behest of Duane Wilder, Class of 1951 (y1959-11). Photo: Bruce M. White Life in a castle was not alwaysCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2009-23). Photo: Bruce M. White According to legend, Arthur was the king upon an enchanted castle where a group of noble ladies and their queen are being held captive. Can you

  12. Job quality in Europe

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    Burchell, Brendan J.; Smith, Mark; Fagan, Colette; O’Brien, Catherine

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    flexibility—can also lead to enhanced job quality (Bredgaard and Larsen, 2006; CEC, 2007b), for example, in the form of autonomy and job enlargement. So far, it is only in Finland and Sweden that the Commission finds evidence of such quality workplaces being... . The response rates was 0.48 with most countries, recording rates close to this average, although eight countries—Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland and the UK—recorded rates below 0.4 (Parent-Thirion et al., 2007: 95...

  13. Europe | 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 Home5b9fcbce19 No revision has beenFfe2fb55-352f-473b-a2dd-50ae8b27f0a6 NoSan Leandro,Law and PolicyEssex CountySelect a country

  14. Private governance in royalty collection Effectiveness and limitations in tracing GM soybean in Brazil

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Private governance in royalty collection Effectiveness and limitations in tracing GM soybean the implementation of a new Project called GICOGM1 . 2. Institutional innovation in royalties collection in Brazil simply called "royalties" in the country. In the opposite of the common fee recovery system2 , Monsanto

  15. Short-rotation eucalypt plantations in Brazil: Social and environmental issues

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    Couto, L. [Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Minas Gerais (Brasil). Dept. de Engenharia Florestal; Betters, D.R. [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States). Dept. of Forest Sciences

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents an overview of the historical and current legislative, social, and environmental aspects of the establishment of large-scale eucalypt plantations in Brazil. The report consolidates the vast experience and knowledge relating to these forest plantation systems and highlights lessons learned and new trends. The overview should prove useful to those interested in comparing or beginning similar endeavors.

  16. POLITICAL SCIENCE 2013 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (Includes Alumni, Brazil, Francis, Glickman, Hubbard, Young, and Rinn Scholarships)

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    Su, Xiao

    POLITICAL SCIENCE 2013 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (Includes Alumni, Brazil, Francis, Glickman, Hubbard. _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Please have a member of the SJSU Political Science faculty who is willing to provide a reference sign this application. Faculty sponsor's signature: Applicant's signature: You can apply for as many Political Science

  17. O P I N I O N Ethanol from sugarcane in Brazil: a `midway' strategy for

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    DeLucia, Evan H.

    O P I N I O N Ethanol from sugarcane in Brazil: a `midway' strategy for increasing ethanol of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Abstract This article reviews the history and current state of ethanol. We propose that it is possible to produce ethanol from sugarcane while maintaining or even recovering

  18. Long-Term Mitigation Strategies and Marginal Abatement Cost Curves: A Case Study on Brazil

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Long-Term Mitigation Strategies and Marginal Abatement Cost Curves: A Case Study on Brazil Adrien abatement targets need to decide which abatement mea- sures to implement, and in which order. This paper investigates the ability of marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves to inform this decision, reanalyzing a MAC

  19. Technology transfer by CDM projects: a comparison of Brazil, China, India and Mexico

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    Technology transfer by CDM projects: a comparison of Brazil, China, India and Mexico Antoine (DechezleprĂŞtre et al., 2008), we gave a general description of technology transfers by CDM projects and we important role in facilitating international technology transfers through the CDM. International transfers

  20. Brazil 2 Chapada Diamantina and Rio de Janeiro Chapada Diamantina Happy Trekking

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    Beimel, Amos

    Brazil 2 ­ Chapada Diamantina and Rio de Janeiro Chapada Diamantina ­ Happy Trekking The plateau offers a terrific natural shower with no water pressure problems ­ is a happy trekking experience. Enough, Valley, Cave, Mountain - in this order Day 3 - The Very Very Wet Mosquito Fall and the Paridas Rock Day 4

  1. A simplified physical model for assessing solar radiation over Brazil using GOES 8 visible imagery

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    A simplified physical model for assessing solar radiation over Brazil using GOES 8 visible imagery; published 30 January 2004. [1] Solar radiation assessment by satellite is constrained by physical Composition and Structure: Transmission and scattering of radiation; KEYWORDS: solar radiation, satellite

  2. Agricultural and Resource Economics Update

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    Carter, Colin A.; Novan, Kevin; Rausser, Gordon; Iho, Antti; Parker, Doug; Zilberman, David

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Border Price) Japan Japan (LNG Import Price) Europe U.S.into liquefied natural gas (LNG) before it can be exportedSecond, with expan­ sions in LNG production capacity, the

  3. ARE Update Volume 16, Number 3

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    Carter, Colin A; Novan, Kevin; Rausser, Gordon C; Iho, Antti; Parker, Doug; Zilberman, David

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Border Price) Japan Japan (LNG Import Price) Europe U.S.into liquefied natural gas (LNG) before it can be exportedSecond, with expan­ sions in LNG production capacity, the

  4. TAMCN: a tool for aggregate modeling of civil nuclear materials

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    Watson, Aaron Michael

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    involved in the creation, storage, and utilization of potentially destructive nuclear material. Western Europe and Japan, namely France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan, were chosen as a starting point because the issues...

  5. US-Japan Bilateral

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear SecurityTensile Strain Switched Ferromagnetism in Layeredof2014 EIA Energy ConferenceKelliNonproliferation and VisitA

  6. Sandia National Laboratories: Japan

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErik Spoerke SSLS ExhibitIowa State University Sandia andJCTD SPIDERSJapan

  7. Peer-to-Peer Consultations: Ancillary Services Peer Exchange with India: Experience from South Africa, Europe & the United States (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In support of national and subnational decision makers, the 21st Century Power Partnership regularly works with country partners to organize peer-to-peer consultations on critical issues. In March 2014, 21CPP collaborated with the Regulatory Assistance Project - India to host two peer-to-peer exchanges among experts from India, South Africa, Europe, and the United States to discuss the provision of ancillary services, particularly in the context of added variability and uncertainty from renewable energy. This factsheet provides a high level summary of the peer-to-peer consultation.

  8. Information and communication technologies in downtown revitalization : an international survey

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    McCabe, Kathleen (Kathleen Ann)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Technology & Downtown Revitalization International Study surveyed downtown management organizations in Canada, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States regarding attitudes, challenges and utilization ...

  9. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Source

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    Japan and Europe but not elsewhere Wind power leads rise in world renewable generation, solar power also grows rapidly With rising domestic production, the United States become a...

  10. U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Sector

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    Japan and Europe but not elsewhere Wind power leads rise in world renewable generation, solar power also grows rapidly Reference Case Tables Table 1. Total Energy Supply,...

  11. E-Print Network 3.0 - acute ammonia challenge Sample Search Results

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

    Asia (coastal China, Korea and Japan) and Western Europe - experienced most acutely... Germany and the UK were also the world's leading producers of ammonia recovered from coke...

  12. The political-economic analysis of Mainland China's industrial policy-study of motorcycle industry.

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    Chen, Cheng-hung

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??After the World War II, the production of motorcycle gradually shifted from America and Europe to eastern Asia, in which place Japan has been a… (more)

  13. Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute/United States Integral Neutronics Experiments and Analyses for tritium breeding, nuclear heating, and induced radioactivity

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    Abdou, M.A.; Youssef, M.; Kumar, A. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)] [and others

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A large member of integral experiments for fusion blanket neutronics were performed using deuterium-tritium (D-T) neutrons at the Fusion Neutronics Source facility as part of a 10-yr collaborative program between the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and the United States. A number of measurement techniques were developed for tritium production, induced radioactivity, and nuclear heating. Transport calculations were performed using three-dimensional Monte Carlo and two-dimensional discrete ordinates codes and the latest nuclear data libraries in Japan and the United States. Significant differences among measurement techniques and calculation methods were found. To assure a 90% confidence level for tritium breeding calculations not to exceed measurements, designers should use a safety factor > 1.1 to 1.2, depending on the calculation method. Such a safety factor may not be affordable with most candidate blanket designs. Therefore, demonstration of tritium self-sufficiency is recommended as a high priority for testing in near-term fusion facilities such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). The radioactivity measurements were performed for > 20 materials with the focus on gamma emitters with half-lives < 5 yr. Most discrepancies were attributed directly to deficiencies in the activation libraries, particularly errors in cross sections for certain reactions. 71 refs., 30 figs., 5 tabs.

  14. Evaluation of the utility and energy monitoring and control system installed at the US Army, Europe, 409th Base Support Battalion, Military Community at Grafenwoehr, Germany

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    Broders, M.A.; Ruppel, F.R.

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under the provisions of Interagency Agreement DOE 1938-B090-A1 between the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Army Europe (USAREUR), Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., is providing technical assistance to USAREUR in the areas of computer science, information engineering, energy studies, and engineering and systems development. One of the initial projects authorized under this interagency agreement is the evaluation of utility and energy monitoring and control systems (UEMCSs) installed at selected US Army installations in Europe. This report is an evaluation of the overall energy-conservation effectiveness and use of the UEMCS at the 409th Base Support Battalion located in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The 409th Base Support Battalion is a large USAREUR military training facility that comprises a large training area, leased housing, the main post area, and the camp areas that include Camps Aachen, Algier, Normandy, Cheb, and Kasserine. All of these facilities are consumers of electrical and thermal energy. However, only buildings and facilities in the main post area and Camps Aachen, Algier, and Normandy are under the control of the UEMCS. The focus of this evaluation report is on these specific areas. Recommendations to further increase energy and cost savings and to improve operation of the UEMCS are proposed.

  15. The social determinants of female employment in Brazil: an analysis of the service sector in 1950

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    Simao, Andrea Branco

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in women's labor force participation in Brazil have focused mainly in the secondary sector. Most of these studies did not emphasize the process of occupational sex typing within the tertiary sector, which has been always a noteworthy employment area... responsibilities and family commitments motivate women to select jobs from a relatively restricted range. These theorists suggest that women will be more likely to move into employment areas where the demand for firm-specific human capital is low. Those...

  16. U.S. and Brazil Bilateral Collaboration on Biofuels | Department of Energy

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  17. The local knowledge bank : uncovering the processes and networks of social innovation at Brazil's first community bank

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    Gao, Ying, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, I apply a case study method to examine the processes of knowledge management both within the neighborhood, and in institutional partnerships, by Banco Palmas, Brazil's first community development bank, as ...

  18. Circulation of Different Lineages of Dengue Virus 2, Genotype American/Asian in Brazil: Dynamics and Molecular and Phylogenetic Characterization

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    Drumond, Betânia Paiva

    The American/Asian genotype of Dengue virus type 2 (DENV-2) was introduced into the Americas in the 80?s. Although there is no data showing when this genotype was first introduced into Brazil, it was first detected in ...

  19. 1 hour, 25 minutes ago Japan will ask the European Union to declare it a "joint host" of a revolutionary nuclear energy project even if the reactor is located in

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    " of a revolutionary nuclear energy project even if the reactor is located in France, a newspaper said. The Nihon to 'joint host' revolutionary nuclear reactor 6/6/05 8:23 AMPrint Story: Japan to ask EU to 'joint host' revolutionary nuclear reactor on Yahoo! News Page 1 of 1http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050606/sc

  20. International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) International Organizations Center -5th Floor, Pacifico-Yokohama Market Information Service (MIS) 1-1-1 Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, Japan

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    and being emulated by other countries. Three logging companies in the country joined WWF's forest and trade an independent monitoring system in Peru to track illegal logging. In Japan, tropical log and sawnwood imports Headlines Cameroon benefits from processing policy 2 Three Cameroon companies join CAFTN 2 Malaysia extends