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Senior Debt Fastball Presentation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Plenary III: Project Finance and Investment Senior Debt Fastball Presentation Phillip Thomas, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Heartland Bank

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Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling...  

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

More Documents & Publications Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling Energy Management Strategies for Fast Battery Temperature Rise and Engine...

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Slow Moving Debt Crises  

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What circumstances or policies leave sovereign borrowers at the mercy of self-fulfilling increases in interest rates? To answer this question, we study the dynamics of debt and interest rates in a model where default is ...

Lorenzoni, Guido

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting,  

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

Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection April 18, 2013 - 12:03pm Addthis Washington, DC -Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection. Developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (FE), the Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) and FracFocus chemical disclosure registry provide a way for industry professionals, regulatory agencies and the general public to more easily access information on oil and natural gas activities. These reporting and

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Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting,  

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

Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection April 18, 2013 - 12:03pm Addthis Washington, DC -Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection. Developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (FE), the Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) and FracFocus chemical disclosure registry provide a way for industry professionals, regulatory agencies and the general public to more easily access information on oil and natural gas activities. These reporting and

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Using Public Participation to Improve MELs Energy Data Collection  

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Miscellaneous Electric Loads (MELs) have proliferated in the last decade, and comprise an increasing share of building energy consumption. Because of the diversity of MELs and our lack of understanding about how people use them, large-scale data collection is needed to inform meaningful energy reduction strategies. Traditional methods of data collection, however, usually incur high labor and metering equipment expenses. As an alternative, this paper investigates the feasibility of crowdsourcing data collection to satisfy at least part of the data collection needs with acceptable accuracy. This study assessed the reliability and accuracy of crowdsourced data, by recruiting over 20 volunteers (from the 2012 Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Open House event) to test our crowdsourcing protocol. The protocol asked volunteers to perform the following tasks for three test products with increasing complexity - record power meter and product characteristics, identify all power settings available, and report the measured power. Based on our collected data and analysis, we concluded that volunteers performed reasonably well for devices with functionalities with which they are familiar, and might not produce highly accurate field measurements for complex devices. Accuracy will likely improve when participants are measuring the power used by devices in their home which they know how to operate, by providing more specific instructions including instructional videos. When integrated with existing programs such as the Home Energy Saver tool, crowdsourcing data collection from individual homeowners has the potential to generate a substantial amount of information about MELs energy use in homes.

Cheung, Iris (Hoi Ying) [Hoi Ying; Kloss, Margarita; Brown, Rich; Meier, Alan

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting,  

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8, 2013 8, 2013 Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection Washington, D.C. -Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection. Developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (FE), the Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) and FracFocus chemical disclosure registry (http://fracfocus.org/) provide a way for industry professionals, regulatory agencies and the general public to more easily access information on oil and natural gas activities. These reporting and data collection tools have been developed by the Groundwater Protection Council (GWPC) and various states.

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Panama's exports and its sovereign debt  

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Panama has a foreign debt that represents 81. ... countries such as Mexico. For countries like Panama, which are not in the severely indebted ... with high official debt. In the 1980s, Panama rescheduled $594 mil...

Seymour Patterson

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ageing, Debt, and Growth Crises: Two Forerunners  

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High levels of public debt and frustratingly low growth in Japan and Italy have a common root: an ... chapter follows the reactions of ageing corporations, households, and governments to show that debt crises...

Martin Schulz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collection  

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Collection Collection and Analysis of Expressed Sequence Tags Derived from Laser Capture Microdissected Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L. Alamo) Vascular Tissues Avinash C. Srivastava & Karuppaiah Palanichelvam & Junying Ma & Jarrod Steele & Elison B. Blancaflor & Yuhong Tang # Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2010 Abstract Switchgrass is a perennial C4 grass that thrives in a wide range of North American habitats and is an emerging crop for the production of lignocellulosic biofuels. Lignin is an integral component of secondary plant cell walls that provides structural rigidity to the cell wall but it interferes with the conversion of cellulose to fermentable sugars by prevent- ing chemical access to cellulose. Thus, one strategy for improving production of cellulosic ethanol is the down- regulation of lignin in plants. To achieve this goal, it is important

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Project Information Form Project Title Innovative Data Collection to Improve Transit Service Assessment  

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(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization) DOT - $102,971.57 Total Project Cost $102,971.57 AgencyProject Information Form Project Title Innovative Data Collection to Improve Transit Service of Research Project Mobile information technology will be used to compare travel behavior of populations

California at Davis, University of

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The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search: First 5-Tower Data and Improved Understanding of Ionization Collection  

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The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) is searching for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) with cryogenic particle detectors. These detectors have the ability to discriminate between nuclear recoil candidate and electron recoil background events by collecting both phonon and ionization energy from recoils in the detector crystals. The CDMS-II experiment has completed analysis of the first data runs with 30 semiconductor detectors at the Soudan Underground Laboratory, resulting in a world leading WIMP-nucleon spin-independent cross section limit for WIMP masses above 44 GeV/c{sup 2}. As CDMS aims to achieve greater WIMP sensitivity, it is necessary to increase the detector mass and discrimination between signal and background events. Incomplete ionization collection results in the largest background in the CDMS detectors as this causes electron recoil background interactions to appear as false candidate events. Two primary causes of incomplete ionization collection are surface and bulk trapping. Recent work has been focused on reducing surface trapping through the modification of fabrication methods for future detectors. Analyzing data taken with test devices has shown that hydrogen passivation of the amorphous silicon blocking layer worsens surface trapping. Additional data has shown that the iron-ion implantation used to lower the critical temperature of the tungsten transition-edge sensors causes a degradation of the ionization collection. Using selective implantation on future detectors may improve ionization collection for events near the phonon side detector surface. Bulk trapping is minimized by neutralizing ionized lattice impurities. Detector investigations at testing facilities and in situ at the experimental site have provided methods to optimize the neutralization process and monitor running conditions to maintain full ionization collection. This work details my contribution to the 5-tower data taking, monitoring, and analysis effort as well as the SuperCDMS detector development with the focus on monitoring and improving ionization collection in the detectors.

Bailey, Catherine N.; /Case Western Reserve U.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Land Clearing and the Biofuel Carbon Debt  

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...first 50 years of this process the “carbon debt” of...Brazilian Amazon to soybean biodiesel, Brazilian Cerrado...tropical rainforest to palm biodiesel, and U.S. central...decomposition, were based on evaluation and synthesis of...and Malaysia to palm biodiesel would result in a biofuel...

Joseph Fargione; Jason Hill; David Tilman; Stephen Polasky; Peter Hawthorne

2008-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectral Collection of Polyethylene Pellets at nearly Cryogenic Temperature to Improve Selectivity of Raman Measurement  

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Raman spectroscopy has been extensively used for analysis of diverse polymer samples. Normally, Raman spectral collection of samples is routinely performed at room temperature for convenience. However, the feasibility of improving spectral selectivity and the resulting quantitative accuracy, when samples are measured at nearly cryogenic temperature, has not been investigated. For this purpose, we attempted to measure the density of polyethylene (PE) pellets at cryogenic temperatures and the resulting accuracies were compared with that from room temperature measurement. Initially, each of 25 PE sample was allowed to cool down to cryogenic temperature and the corresponding Raman spectra were continuously collected while the temperature of sample increased. When the temperature of sample was at cryogenic temperature, the resulting band widths were narrower compared to those at room temperature, thereby improving the accuracy of density measurement. In overall, the proposed Raman scheme is simple and efficient; therefore, it could be further applied for analysis of other polymers.

Kim, Saetbyeol; Lee, Sanguk; Hwang, Jinyoung; Chung, Hoeil [Analytical Spectroscopy Lab, Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul, 133-791 (Korea, Republic of)

2010-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Tools to improve built environment data collection for indoor microbial ecology investigations  

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Abstract Recent studies have greatly increased our knowledge of microbial ecology of the indoor environments in which we live and work. However, the number of studies collecting robust, long-term data using standardized methods to characterize important building characteristics, indoor environmental conditions, or human occupancy – collectively referred to as “built environment data” – remain limited. Insufficiently described built environment data can limit our ability to compare microbial ecology results from one indoor environment to another or to use the results to assess how best to control indoor microbial communities. This work first reviews recent literature on microbial community characterization in indoor environments (primarily those that utilized molecular methods), paying particular attention to the level of assessment of influential built environment characteristics and the specific methods and procedures that were used to collect those data. Based on those observations, we then describe a large suite of indoor environmental and building design and operational parameters that can be measured using standardized methods to inform experimental design in future studies of the microbial ecology of the built environment. This work builds upon the recently developed MIxS-BE package that identifies high-level minimal built environment metadata to collect in microbial ecology studies, primarily by providing more justification, detail, and context for these important parameters and others from the perspective of engineers and building scientists. It is our intent to provide microbial ecologists with knowledge of many of the tools available for built environment data collection, as well as some of the constraints and considerations for these tools, which may improve our ability to design indoor microbial ecology studies that can better inform building design and operation.

Tiffanie Ramos; Brent Stephens

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financing Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt...  

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

Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt Financing Solar PV at Government Sites with PPAs and Public Debt Overview of financing solar photovoltaics at government...

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Improved Collective Thomson Scattering measurements of fast ions at ASDEX Upgrade  

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Understanding the behaviour of the confined fast ions is important in both current and future fusion experiments. These ions play a key role in heating the plasma and will be crucial for achieving conditions for burning plasma in next-step fusion devices. Microwave-based Collective Thomson Scattering (CTS) is well suited for reactor conditions and offers such an opportunity by providing measurements of the confined fast-ion distribution function resolved in space, time and 1D velocity space. We currently operate a CTS system at ASDEX Upgrade using a gyrotron which generates probing radiation at 105 GHz. A new setup using two independent receiver systems has enabled improved subtraction of the background signal, and hence the first accurate characterization of fast-ion properties. Here we review this new dual-receiver CTS setup and present results on fast-ion measurements based on the improved background characterization. These results have been obtained both with and without NBI heating, and with the measurem...

Rasmussen, J; Stejner, M; Salewski, M; Jacobsen, A S; Korsholm, S B; Leipold, F; Meo, F; Michelsen, P K; Moseev, D; Schubert, M; Stober, J; Tardini, G; Wagner, D

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of geothermal technology improvements on royalty collections on federal lands: Volume II: Appendices  

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This volume contains the appendices for the ''Impact of Geothermal Technology Improvements on Royalty Collections on Federal Lands, Final Report, Volume I.'' The material in this volume supports the conclusions presented in Volume I and details each Known Geothermal Resource Area's (KGRA's) royalty estimation. Appendix A details the physical characteristics of each KGRA considered in Volume I. Appendix B supplies summary narratives on each state which has a KGRA. The information presented in Appendix C shows the geothermal power plant area proxies chosen for each KGRA considered within the report. It also provides data ranges which fit into the IMGEO model for electric energy cost estimates. Appendix D provides detailed cost information from the IMGEO model if no Geothermal Program RandD goals were completed beyond 1987 and if all the RandD goals were completed by the year 2000. This appendix gives an overall electric cost and major system costs, which add up to the overall electric cost. Appendix E supplies information for avoided cost projections for each state involved in the study that were used in the IMGEO model run to determine at what cost/kWh a 50 MWe plant could come on line. Appendix F supplies the code used in the determination of royalty income, as well as, tabled results of the royalty runs (detailed in Appendix G). The tabled results show royalty incomes, assuming a 10% discount rate, with and without RandD and with and without a $0.01/kWh transmission cost. Individual data sheets for each KGRA royalty income run are presented in Appendix G.

Not Available

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Loans for Refinancing Debt (New York) | Department of Energy  

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

Loans for Refinancing Debt (New York) Loans for Refinancing Debt (New York) Loans for Refinancing Debt (New York) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools Systems Integrator Transportation Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State New York Program Type Loan Program Provider New York Business Development Corporation NYBDC provides Loans for Refinancing Debt. It can refinance up to 80% of the value of the business's collateral, and the repayment period is tied

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Three essays on sovereign debt and financial markets  

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This dissertation analyzes different aspects of the actions of borrowing and repaying debts by governments in both domestic and international financial markets. In Chapter 1, which is co-authored with Guido Sandleris and ...

Alessandro, Mauro

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Debt bad, surplus good, right? Not necessarily, economists say  

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agree that the U.S. has a high amount of debt relative to its gross domestic product and must do percent under George H.W. Bush and 84 percent under George W. Bush. President Obama has overseen another

Belogay, Eugene A.

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The Non-Neutrality of Debt in Investment Timing: A New NPV Rule  

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Limited liability debt financing of irreversible investments can affect investment timing through an entrepreneur’s option value, even after compensating a lender for expected default losses. This non-neutrality of debt ...

Sabarwal, Tarun

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt, and Energy Consumption Physics Colloquium Presented in financial markets. Globally, data analysis of energy consumption per capita around the world shows@american.edu Similarly to the probability distribution of energy in physics, the probability distribution of money among

Hill, Wendell T.

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11 - Public Debt, Balanced Budgets, and Current Accounts  

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The future of the American economy is concerned, as well as the dollar’s stability have been put in doubt by the exponential rise of the debt curve. Also, destabilizing is the fact that Congress sets the ceiling on how much the country may borrow from its citizen without asking penetrating questions to those who authorize runaway expenditures. Critics say that by now, raising the debt ceiling has become the nearest thing to routine. This does not go unnoticed by the markets. In mid-2011, when the debt ceiling was raised after a political fight, trading in \\{CDSs\\} on Treasury securities picked up. The price of protection against default, as measured by the CDS spread, rose to the point that 1-year credit protection became almost as expensive as 5-year protection—which is typically seen in distressed markets where investors price in an imminent default. The federal government now borrows 30 cents of every dollar it spends. America also imports nearly 40 cents of merchandise for every dollar in demand. Even more ominous is the fact that since the early years of this century, under the Bush Jr. Administration, the government has turned a blind eye to the country’s skyrocketing fiscal deficit. Like France, Italy, Spain, and Greece, the United States is a very heavily indebted nation, raising the question: who will bear the burden of adjustment, and of return to “normal” levels of public debt.

Dimitris N. Chorafas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of geothermal technology improvements on royalty collections on Federal lands: Volume 1  

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The purpose of this study was to predict the value of increased royalties that could be accrued through the year 2010 by the federal government as a result of the accomplishments of the US Department of Energy (DOE) geothermal research and development (RandD) program. The technology improvements considered in this study coincide with the major goals and objectives of the DOE program as set forth in Section 3.0 and will: allow the geothermal industry to maintain a long-term competitive posture in the more favorable fields; and permit it to become competitive where the resource is of lower quality. The study was confined to power generation from liquid-dominated hydrothermal geothermal reservoirs. The technologies for exploiting the liquid-dominated, or hot water, fields for power generation are relatively new and still under development. Thus, each technology enhancement that permits greater economic use of the resource will potentially enhance royalty revenues. Potential royalty revenue from dry steam power production at The Geysers, direct use of geothermal fluids, and use of advanced geothermal technologies (i.e., hot dry rock, magma, and geopressured) has not been considered in this assessment. 12 refs.

Not Available

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collecting apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved collecting apparatus for small aquatic or airborne organisms such as plankton, larval fish, insects, etc. The improvement constitutes an apertured removal container within which is retained a collecting bag, and which is secured at the apex of a conical collecting net. Such collectors are towed behind a vessel or vehicle with the open end of the conical net facing forward for trapping the aquatic or airborne organisms within the collecting bag, while allowing the water or air to pass through the apertures in the container. The container is readily removable from the collecting net whereby the collecting bag can be quickly removed and replaced for further sample collection. The collecting bag is provided with means for preventing the bag from being pulled into the container by the water or air flowing therethrough.

Duncan, Charles P. (Walnut Creek, CA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Taxes and the choice between risky and risk-free debt: on the neutrality of credit default taxation  

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Shareholders can decide if their corporation issues risky or risk-free debt. We identify tax systems in which the choice between risky ... and risk-free debt is not distorted by taxes. These credit default neutra...

Kay Blaufus; Jochen Hundsdoerfer

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cloud Detection with MODIS, Part I: Improvements in the MODIS Cloud Mask for Collection 5 *Richard A. Frey, Steven A. Ackerman, Yinghui Liu, Kathleen I. Strabala, Hong Zhang,  

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Cloud Detection with MODIS, Part I: Improvements in the MODIS Cloud Mask for Collection 5 *Richard.frey@ssec.wisc.edu August 2007 #12;ABSTRACT Significant improvements have been made to the MODIS cloud mask (MOD35 and MYD35 to the 3.9-12 m and 11-12 m cloud tests. More non-MODIS ancillary input data has been added. Land and sea

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Improved  

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Improved Improved cache performance in Monte Carlo transport calculations using energy banding A. Siegel a , K. Smith b , K. Felker c,∗ , P . Romano b , B. Forget b , P . Beckman c a Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences and Nuclear Engineering Division b Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering c Argonne National Laboratory, Theory and Computing Sciences Abstract We present an energy banding algorithm for Monte Carlo (MC) neutral parti- cle transport simulations which depend on large cross section lookup tables. In MC codes, read-only cross section data tables are accessed frequently, ex- hibit poor locality, and are typically much too large to fit in fast memory. Thus, performance is often limited by long latencies to RAM, or by off-node communication latencies when the data footprint is very large and must be decomposed on

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Flue gas conditioning for improved particle collection in electrostatic precipitators. Quarterly technical report, October 1--December 31, 1993  

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The initial pilot-scale testing of two additives was completed at CONSOL`s research coal combustor. The results and conclusions from this test series and subsequent analysis of the data are presented in this report. Table 1 summarizes the conditions tested. During the tests, the research combustor was firing a medium-sulfur coal. The combustor had recently been retrofitted with low-NOx burners for a DOE Clean Coal test program. Operation of the low-NOx burners required a reduced flow rate in the combustor, resulting in lower flow and velocity in the ESP. A comprehensive baseline condition was tested, followed by initial screening runs for several additives. It was discovered that the flyash exhibited properties characteristic of a high-resistivity ash. In-situ measurements at the ESP inlet confirmed that the resistivity was in the 10{sup 10} -- 10{sup 12} ohm-cm range. In addition, the ESP plate rappers were not able to remove ash buildup on the first section during normal operation. Power off rapping was periodically required to fully clean the plates; this is a clear indication of high-resistivity conditions. Since the major benefit of ESP additives will be to reduce reentrainment at low to midrange resistivity, this operating condition was undesirable for performance testing. It was decided to continue the program with SO{sub 3} conditioning of the flue gas to reduce particle resistivity. It was also decided to operate with two rather than three electrical fields energized. By reducing the ESP collection area, it was hoped that it would be easier to measure changes in ESP performance and to see an immediate indication of the effectiveness Of SO{sub 3} conditioning. The ESP was reconfigured with two electrical sections energized and SO{sub 3} conditioning at a rate of approximately 20 ppM. An additional baseline was run, followed by extended tests with two additives referred to in this report as Additive ``C`` and Additive ``D.``

Durham, M.D.; Baldrey, K.E.

1994-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon debt of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) grasslands converted to bioenergy production  

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to blunt the climate im- pact of future CRP conversion. land-use change | renewable energy | carbon balance of the environmental impacts of fossil fuel use have stimulated interest in renewable energy sources from agri would avoid C debt entirely and provide modest climate change mitigation immediately. Incen- tives

Chen, Jiquan

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Extinction Debt and Windows of Conservation Opportunity in the Brazilian Amazon  

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...2020, whereas the end of deforestation (EOD) scenario eliminates deforestation by...under four scenarios: BAU, GOV, SR, and EOD. (A to J) Species loss and extinction debt were estimated at...GOV (B), BAU (C), SR (D), and EOD (E). Smaller squares have suffered greatest...

Oliver R. Wearn; Daniel C. Reuman; Robert M. Ewers

2012-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The Difference Between Certainly and Perhaps: The Bargaining Strategies of Venezuela and Argentina In Commercial Debt Negotiations  

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n.a. n.a. Brazil Mexico Venezuela Chile Total Note: BankThe Renegotiation of Venezuela's Foreign Debt During 1982of repayment was whether Venezuela would have to accept an

Doherty, E.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Student Loan Debt Management O V E R V I E WO V E R V I E WO V E R V I E WO V E R V I E W  

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forgiven remains a taxable income Extended Repayment Plans Unconsolidated debt must be at least $30 000Unconsolidated debt must be at least $30,000 Consolidation loans start at $7,500 · *Based on $25,500 Subsidized

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Climate Collections  

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Regional/Global > Climate Collections Regional/Global > Climate Collections Climate Collections Overview Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, rainfall, atmospheric particle count, and numerous other meteorological elements in a given region over long periods of time. Climate can be contrasted to weather, which is the present condition of these same elements over periods up to two weeks. The climate collections project includes data sets containing measured and modeled values for variables such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, radiation, wind velocity, and cloud cover and include station measurements as well as gridded mean values. The ORNL DAAC Climate Collections Data archive includes 10 data products from the following categories:

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The Collective.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? This thesis project investigates different ways of collective living. It offers a different perspective towards the human-environment relationship and the ways in which we… (more)

Mehrin, Nazanin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sparse matrix test collections  

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This workshop will discuss plans for coordinating and developing sets of test matrices for the comparison and testing of sparse linear algebra software. We will talk of plans for the next release (Release 2) of the Harwell-Boeing Collection and recent work on improving the accessibility of this Collection and others through the World Wide Web. There will only be three talks of about 15 to 20 minutes followed by a discussion from the floor.

Duff, I.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Level Alignment in PCDTBT:PC70BM Solar Cells: Solution Processed NiOx for Improved Hole Collection and Efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Solution-based NiO{sub x} outperforms PEDOT:PSS in device performance and stability when used as a hole-collection layer in bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells formed with poly[N-9'-heptadecanyl-2,7-carbazole-alt-5,5-(4',7'-di-2-thienyl-2',1',3'-benzothiadiazole)] (PCDTBT) and PC70BM. The origin of the enhancement is clarified by studying the interfacial energy level alignment between PCDTBT or the 1:4 blended heterojunctions and PEDOT:PSS or NiO{sub x} using ultraviolet and inverse photoemission spectroscopies. The 1.6 eV electronic gap of PEDOT:PSS and energy level alignment with the BHJ result in poor hole selectivity of PEDOT:PSS and allows electron recombination at the PEDOT:PSS/BHJ interface. Conversely, the large band gap (3.7 eV) of NiO{sub x} and interfacial dipole (0.6 eV) with the organic active layer leads to a hole-selective interface. This interfacial dipole yields enhanced electron blocking properties by increasing the barrier to electron injection. The presence of such a strong dipole is predicted to further promote hole collection from the organic layer into the oxide, resulting in increased fill factor and short circuit current. An overall decrease in recombination is manifested in an increase in open circuit voltage and power conversion efficiency of the device on NiO{sub x} versus PEDOT:PSS interlayers.

Ratcliff, E. L.; Meyer, J.; Steirer, K. X.; Armstrong, N. R.; Olson, D.; Kahn, A.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HUD Home Improvements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Provides a collection of information, resources, and updates related to home improvements and insurance for manufactured housing. Author: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Improved aethalometer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved aethalometer having a single light source and a single light detector and two light paths from the light source to the light detector. A quartz fiber filter is inserted in the device, the filter having a collection area in one light path and a reference area in the other light path. A gas flow path through the aethalometer housing allows ambient air to flow through the collection area of the filter so that aerosol particles can be collected on the filter. A rotating disk with an opening therethrough allows light for the light source to pass alternately through the two light paths. The voltage output of the detector is applied to a VCO and the VCO pulses for light transmission separately through the two light paths, are counted and compared to determine the absorption coefficient of the collected aerosol particles. 5 figs.

Hansen, A.D.

1988-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Economies of size and other factors influencing costs and returns on major U.S. crop farms with implications for debt repayment capacity  

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ECONOFIIES OF STEP AND OTHER PACTOP+ INFIUENCII1C COSTS AND RETUPoNS ON ILK. IOR U. S. CROP FARMS NITH IMPLICATIONS FOR DEBT REPAYMENT CAPACITY A Thesis Sandra Kay McDonald Submitted to the Graduate Col. lege of Texas A&M University.... S. Crop Farms with Implications For Debt Repayment Capacity (August 1978) Sandra Kay McDonald, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chairman of Advisory Committee: Peter J. Barry This study analyzes several classification variables, including , co...

McDonald, Sandra Kay

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Easy Access to Energy Improvement Funds  

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EASY ACCESS TO ENERGY IMPROVEMENT EASY ACCESS TO ENERGY IMPROVEMENT FUNDS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR Are you postponing the installation of energy efficiency projects because the money is not in your current budget? Do you find yourself weighing the benefits of installing energy efficiency equipment today against the hassles and expense of requesting new or additional debt? Are energy efficiency projects being delayed because you are understaffed? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, you will be happy to know there are several simple, fast, legal, and well-tested financing alternatives that may address your concerns. In the public sector, two of the most popular mechanisms for financing energy efficiency projects are performance contracts and tax- exempt lease-purchase agreements. A

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Public Law 104-134  

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

4-134 4-134 Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-134) Updated April 30, 1999 The President has signed into law historic legislation having a major impact on the way the Federal Government makes payments and collects its debts. Within the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-134) is the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. The legislation provides an excellent opportunity for the Federal Government to move toward its goal of increased electronic commerce and improved cash and debt collection management. It is our intent to expeditiously implement the law to fulfill the Congressional mandate. The Act will enhance debt collection Government-wide, as well as mandate the use of electronic funds transfer (EFT) for Federal payments, allow Federal Reserve Bank

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The results of a world-wide study on yield improvement are presented. Die yields col-lected from 21 fabs are transformed via a logit formula and compared. The die yields and  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-aided manufacturing practices and statistical process control practices in addition to commonly cited practices improvement rates of the fabs are compared, and manufacturing yield improve- ment practices are evaluated such as particle control and advanced manufacturing technology. #12;Introduction The results of a world-wide study

California at Berkeley, University of

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An analysis of the effects of farm size and tenure upon debt repayment capacity of farmers in the Coastal Bend Area of Texas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. s Calculation of the Amount of Annual Income Avail- able i' or Long-Term Debt Repayment on Selected Farm Sizes, 1964 Prices and Government Allotment Programs, Coastal Bend Area, Texas 36 Maximum Amortized. Real Estate Loan that Can Be Repaid with 5 I/2... Percent Interest, and Selected Repayment Periods and. Specified Farm Sizes, 1964 Prices and Government Allotment Programs, Coastal Bend Area, Texas 40 Maximum Amortized Real Estate Loan that Can Be Repaid with Selected. Interest Rates and Selected...

Rahman, Md. Lutfor

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The debt agency costs of family ownership in small and micro firms  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This study investigates the impact that family ownership has on loan availability and credit terms. It differs from existing literature by investigating the impact of family ownership on loan availability and credit terms in small and micro firms. Our results suggest that loan availability becomes weaker when family ownership increases. Collateral requirements increase with family ownership, but contrary to previous studies we find no effect on interest rates. These results suggest that there are agency costs involved with family ownership. We also find that the impact of other attributes that affect loan availability or credit terms is different for family firms. Our results suggest that an increase in firm age improves loan availability and reduces collateral requirements only for the non-family firms. We also find that while an increase in profitability improves loan availability for all firms, it reduces interest rates and collateral requirements only for family firms.

Mervi Niskanen; Jyrki Niskanen; Virpi Laukkanen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collecting Fluorescent Minerals  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Good fluorescent mineral collections are the result of constant study and diligent search for superior material. As in the development of mineral collections generally, purchase and trade provide rewarding ave...

Manuel Robbins

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vegetation Collections Project Page  

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

Vegetation Collections Vegetation Collections Vegetation Collections Overview Vegetation regulates the flow of numerous biogeochemical cycles, most critically those of water, carbon, and nitrogen; it is also of great importance in local and global energy balances. Vegetation collections data include: Biomass Biome Characteristics Litter Chemistry and Decomposition Geoecology Nutrient Concentration, Profiles, and Turnover Global Fire Emissions, Vegetation, and Leaf Area Index (LAI) Ecosystem Structure and Function Phenoregions Carbon Flux Vegetation Resources The following resources related to Vegetation Collections are maintained by the ORNL DAAC: Global Leaf Area Index Data Net Primary Production Project Get Vegetation Data Find and order data sets: See list of data sets and download data

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Utility Data Collection Service  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation covers the utility data collection service and is given at the FUPWG 2006 Spring meeting, held on May 3-4, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The impact of implied facilities cost of money subsidies on capital expenditures and the cost of debt in the defense industry  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We examine the public policy effects of a cash flow subsidy unique to the government contracting industry, on defense contractors’ capital expenditures and cost of debt over a relatively long time-period, 1978–2009. Because the Department of Defense found evidence of a shrinking defense industrial base in the early 1970s, it wanted to encourage capital spending by defense firms. The result was a cost accounting standard that reimbursed contractors for an imputed facilities capital cost of money (FCCOM) that has remained in effect, virtually unchanged, for almost 30 years, despite structural changes in the defense industry. Our results, using a sample of 628 defense firms, suggest that the standard met its intended objective of increased capital spending within 10 years of its promulgation. However, we also find that the FCCOM subsidy may have contributed to a decreased cost of debt within the defense sector over the long-term. Finally, further analyses indicate that the long-term persistence of this subsidy may have encouraged defense contractors to overinvest in capital goods. Our findings suggest that public policy makers should consider both direct and indirect effects of regulation embedded in accounting standards.

Carolyn M. Callahan; Valaria P. Vendrzyk; Maureen G. Butler

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Funding Opportunity Announcement for Wind Forecasting Improvement...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

to improved forecasts, system operators and industry professionals can ensure that wind turbines will operate at their maximum potential. Data collected during this field...

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Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Wind Forecasting Improvement...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

to improved forecasts, system operators and industry professionals can ensure that wind turbines will operate at their maximum potential. Data collected during this field...

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UESC Data Collection Update  

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

UESC Data UESC Data Collection Evan Fuka Energetics, Incorporated 2 | Federal Energy Management Program eere.energy.gov * Overview of Data Collection * What is Needed * How to Submit Data * Why it is Important to You Presentation Overview 3 | Federal Energy Management Program eere.energy.gov * Data on UESC projects has been collected since 1995 * Over $2.3 billion has been invested in federal facilities upgrades and retrofits through the UESC funding mechanism * Information on almost 2,000 UESC projects has been voluntarily submitted and tracked on a continuous basis UESC Data Collection Facts 4 | Federal Energy Management Program eere.energy.gov * Average annual project investment: $123 Million * Utilities engaging in UESC: approximately 40 * UESC Utilities active in FUPWG: approximately 20

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Soils Collections Project Page  

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

Soil Collections Soil Collections Soil Collections Overview Soil covers a major portion of the Earth's surface, and is an important natural resource that either directly or indirectly supports most of the planet's life. Soil is a mixture of mineral and organic materials plus air and water. The contents of soil vary by location and are constantly changing. The ORNL DAAC Soil Collections archive contains data on the physical and chemical properties of soils, including: soil carbon and nitrogen soil water-holding capacity soil respiration soil texture Most data sets are globally gridded, while a few are of a regional nature. Get Soils Data Find and order data sets: See list of data sets and download data Browse Soils Data Holdings by selected attributes Retrieve Soils data by FTP browse

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Background - Revenue Collection  

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

Revenue Collection Revenue Collection The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collects Federal fuel taxes from large oil companies or large oil distribution firms with storage facilities prior to distribution of the fuels to customers. The Federal fuel taxes are imposed when the fuel is first removed from bulk storage and sold. Although these taxes are "passed on" to the individual purchaser, data at the individual purchaser level are simply not available. Additional Federal heavy vehicle non-fuel-based fees include (1) the retail sales excise tax on tractors and trailers, (2) the tax on heavy vehicle tire sales, and (3) the heavy vehicle-use tax. Truck registration was once used as a proxy for truck taxes, but was rejected because it did not accurately reflect on-highway usage in a particular State. In fact, the State where the heavy vehicle and/or tires are purchased is not necessarily the State in which these purchases will be used.

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Utility Data Collection Service  

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

Data Collection Service Data Collection Service Federal-Utility Partnership Working Group 4 May 2006 Paul Kelley, Chief of Operations, 78 th CES, Robins AFB David Dykes, Industrial Segment Mgr, Federal, GPC Topics  Background  Commodities Metered  Data Collection  Cost  Results Background  Robins AFB (RAFB) needed to:  Control electricity usage and considered Demand Control  Track and bill base tenants for energy usage  Metering Project Originated in 1993  $$ requirements limited interest  Developed criteria for available $$  Energy Policy Act 2005:  All facilities sub-metered by 2012  $$ no longer restricts metering project Metering Criteria prior to EPACT 2005  All New Construction - (per Air Force Instructions)

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Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

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Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling  

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

funding: 250k 2 Overview 3. Exh. waste heat 1. Heat transfer 2. Brake power * 1) 33% (loss, heat transfer) * 2) 33% (brake power) * 3) 33% (loss, exhaust waste) Energy in 3...

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Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling...  

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

Vehicle Speed Dynamometer CAN measured Drive trace measurement Engine RPM CAN spark frequency Model input Brake Torque CAN Flywheel torque, model input Toil Dipstick...

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Special Collections, General Collections, and Hybrid Conservation Laboratories  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

repairs, others limit themselves to full special-collections treatments and advanced bookbinding work, while still others might incorporate both general collections and special collections workflows in the same hybrid space. In this chapter...

Baker, Whitney

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ROTCH LIBRARY COLLECTIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ROTCH LIBRARY QUIET STUDY STUDY CARREL STUDY CARREL FOLIOS QUIET STUDY A-H 6 PAMPHLETS J-NA4999 ARE HERE *RESTROOMS ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF LIBRARY 2 QUIET STUDY MICROFICHE/ MICROFILM STUDY CARREL STUDY/Microfilm Pamphlets Public Computers Quiet Study Reference Collection Restrooms - outside of library Scanner, Copier

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ROTCH LIBRARY COLLECTIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ROTCH LIBRARY QUIET STUDY STUDY CARREL STUDY CARREL FOLIOS QUIET STUDY A-H 6 PAMPHLETS J-NA4999 ARE HERE *RESTROOMS ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF LIBRARY 2 QUIET STUDY MICROFICHE/ MICROFILM STUDY CARREL STUDY/Microfilm Pamphlets Public Computers Quiet Study Reference Collection Restrooms - outside of library Rotch Visual

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Information Collection Management Program  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Order sets forth DOE requirements and responsibilities for implementing the information collection management provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budgets implementing regulation Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public, as contained in 5 CFR 1320. No cancellation.

2006-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Bulletin Clothing Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Sustainability Bulletin April 2014 #12;Upcoming Clothing Collection March 3-April 14 Hunter Lovins on Wednesday, April 23rd from 11am-2pm brought to you by EAP and the Office of Environmental Sustainability will be in the Campus Center Ballroom to highlight other aspects of well-being such as health, nutrition, sustainability

Kidd, William S. F.

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Collective network routing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed are a unified method and apparatus to classify, route, and process injected data packets into a network so as to belong to a plurality of logical networks, each implementing a specific flow of data on top of a common physical network. The method allows to locally identify collectives of packets for local processing, such as the computation of the sum, difference, maximum, minimum, or other logical operations among the identified packet collective. Packets are injected together with a class-attribute and an opcode attribute. Network routers, employing the described method, use the packet attributes to look-up the class-specific route information from a local route table, which contains the local incoming and outgoing directions as part of the specifically implemented global data flow of the particular virtual network.

Hoenicke, Dirk

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Kraith Collected Issue 6  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

fans, there will be no new Kraith stories. For more information on how we feel about fanzines in general, please turn to "Editors are Ghouls and Cannibals". Kraith Collected continues, with this issue, it's long established policy of publishing a... new volume at least two years later than we promised. Enjoy. (~ "- Carol Lynn December 18, 1980 EDITING: Carol Lynn, Deborah Goldstein TYPING: T'Pat, Deborah Goldstein, Carol Lynn, Michelle Barney LAYOUT: Carol Lynn, Deborah Goldstein, Fred...

Lichtenberg, Jacqueline; Multiple Contributors

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collection of ions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The apparatus and method provide an improved technique for detecting ions as the area from which ions are attracted to a detector is increased, consequently increasing the number of ions detected. This is achieved by providing the outer electrodes of the detector connected to the electrical potential, together with alternate intermediate electrodes. The other intermediate electrodes and preferably the housing are grounded. The technique renders such detection techniques more sensitive and gives them a lower threshold at which they can function.

Orr, Christopher Henry (Calderbridge, GB); Luff, Craig Janson (Calderbridge, GB); Dockray, Thomas (Calderbridge, GB); Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore (Los Alamos, NM); Bounds, John Alan (Los Alamos, NM); Koster, James E. (Los Alamos, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 9 GIS Data Collection 117 GIS Data Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Chapter 9 GIS Data Collection 117 GIS Data Collection OVERVIEW This chapter reviews the main methods of GIS data capture and transfer and introduces key practical management issues. It distinguishes, OCR 9 #12;Chapter 9 GIS Data Collection 118 OUTLINE 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Primary geographic data

Wright, Dawn Jeannine

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Contacts for Information Collection Management | Department of...  

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

Information Collection Management Contacts for Information Collection Management Information Collection Program, and Information Quality Guidelines Christina Rouleau, IM-23 Records...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic data collection systems Sample...  

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

system is a ... Source: Manchester, University of - School of Computer Science, Advanced Interfaces Group Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 69 Improving...

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Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Yaqui Copper Company Yerba Maté Tea Company (American-Brazilian Trading Company) Green died January 16Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections The George E. Green Letter Collection, 1900-1916 Finding Aid created 2010 Macarry Pobanz, Student Assistant, Special Collections #12;The George E. Green

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Refractory Improvement  

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Refractory Improvement Refractory Improvement NETL Office of Research and Development Project Number: FWP-2012.03.03 Task 2 Project Description Industry would like gasifier on-line availability of 85-95% for utility applications and 95% for applications such as chemical production. Gasification facilities' are currently unable to meet these requirements, which have created a potential roadblock to widespread acceptance and commercialization of gasification technologies. Refractory liners and syngas coolers are among key components of the gasification process previously identified as negatively impacting gasifier availability. Ash originating from impurities in the gasifier's carbon feedstock is the root cause of many problems impacting gasifier RAM (Reliability Availability Maintainability). At the high temperatures of gasification, ash changes to liquid, gas, and solid phases which wear down refractory materials and can cause fouling, either of which can lead to unplanned shutdowns for system repair, replacement, or cleaning.

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Methods and Materials Sample Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

collections for 7July-4 August 1961 survey. .. PACIFIC OCEAN . $lGH9 . . ~ ...56' 170· tS5- BE RI NG SEA ~ Ala

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Collective Memory Transfers for Multi-Core Chips  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Future performance improvements for microprocessors have shifted from clock frequency scaling towards increases in on-chip parallelism. Performance improvements for a wide variety of parallel applications require domain-decomposition of data arrays from a contiguous arrangement in memory to a tiled layout for on-chip L1 data caches and scratchpads. How- ever, DRAM performance suffers under the non-streaming access patterns generated by many independent cores. We propose collective memory scheduling (CMS) that actively takes control of collective memory transfers such that requests arrive in a sequential and predictable fashion to the memory controller. CMS uses the hierarchically tiled arrays formal- ism to compactly express collective operations, which greatly improves programmability over conventional prefetch or list- DMA approaches. CMS reduces application execution time by up to 32% and DRAM read power by 2.2×, compared to a baseline DMA architecture such as STI Cell.

Michelogiannakis, George; Williams, Alexander; Shalf, John

2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Classification Schemes for Collection Mediation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the author. #12;Abstract Work domain analysis and work centered design is a new approach to designClassification Schemes for Collection Mediation: Work Centered Design and Cognitive Work Analysis science. #12;Classification Schemes for Collection Mediation: Cognitive Work Analysis and Work Centered

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Collective network for computer structures  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for enabling high-speed, low-latency global collective communications among interconnected processing nodes. The global collective network optimally enables collective reduction operations to be performed during parallel algorithm operations executing in a computer structure having a plurality of the interconnected processing nodes. Router devices are included that interconnect the nodes of the network via links to facilitate performance of low-latency global processing operations at nodes of the virtual network. The global collective network may be configured to provide global barrier and interrupt functionality in asynchronous or synchronized manner. When implemented in a massively-parallel supercomputing structure, the global collective network is physically and logically partitionable according to the needs of a processing algorithm.

Blumrich, Matthias A; Coteus, Paul W; Chen, Dong; Gara, Alan; Giampapa, Mark E; Heidelberger, Philip; Hoenicke, Dirk; Takken, Todd E; Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard D; Vranas, Pavlos M

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Collective network for computer structures  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system and method for enabling high-speed, low-latency global collective communications among interconnected processing nodes. The global collective network optimally enables collective reduction operations to be performed during parallel algorithm operations executing in a computer structure having a plurality of the interconnected processing nodes. Router devices ate included that interconnect the nodes of the network via links to facilitate performance of low-latency global processing operations at nodes of the virtual network and class structures. The global collective network may be configured to provide global barrier and interrupt functionality in asynchronous or synchronized manner. When implemented in a massively-parallel supercomputing structure, the global collective network is physically and logically partitionable according to needs of a processing algorithm.

Blumrich, Matthias A. (Ridgefield, CT); Coteus, Paul W. (Yorktown Heights, NY); Chen, Dong (Croton On Hudson, NY); Gara, Alan (Mount Kisco, NY); Giampapa, Mark E. (Irvington, NY); Heidelberger, Philip (Cortlandt Manor, NY); Hoenicke, Dirk (Ossining, NY); Takken, Todd E. (Brewster, NY); Steinmacher-Burow, Burkhard D. (Wernau, DE); Vranas, Pavlos M. (Bedford Hills, NY)

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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ELECTROSTATICALLY ENHANCED BARRIER FILTER COLLECTION  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This work was performed through the University of North Dakota (UND) Chemical Engineering Department with assistance from UND's Energy & Environmental Research Center. This research was undertaken in response to the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Technology Center Program Solicitation No. DE-PS26-99FT40479, Support of Advanced Coal Research at U.S. Universities and Colleges. Specifically, this research was in support of the UCR Core Program and addressees Topic 1, Improved Hot-Gas Contaminant and Particulate Removal Techniques, introducing an advanced design for particulate removal. Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) offers the potential for very high efficiency and clean electric generation. In IGCC, the product gas from the gasifier needs to be cleaned of particulate matter to avoid erosion and high-temperature corrosion difficulties arising with the turbine blades. Current methods involve cooling the gases to {approx}100 C to condense alkalis and remove sulfur and particulates using conventional scrubber technology. This ''cool'' gas is then directed to a turbine for electric generation. While IGCC has the potential to reach efficiencies of over 50%, the current need to cool the product gas for cleaning prior to firing it in a turbine is keeping IGCC from reaching its full potential. The objective of the current project was to develop a highly reliable particulate collector system that can meet the most stringent turbine requirements and emission standards, can operate at temperatures above 1500 F, is applicable for use with all U.S. coals, is compatible with various sorbent injection schemes for sulfur and alkali control, can be integrated into a variety of configurations for both pressurized gasification and combustion, increases allowable face velocity to reduce filter system capital cost, and is cost-competitive with existing technologies. The collector being developed is a new concept in particulate control called electrostatically enhanced barrier filter collection (EBFC). This concept combines electrostatic precipitation (ESP) with candle filters in a single unit. Similar technology has been recently proven on a commercial scale for atmospheric applications, but needed to be tested at high temperatures and pressures. The synergy obtained by combining the two control technologies into a single system should actually reduce filter system capital and operating costs and make the system more reliable. More specifically, the ESP is expected to significantly reduce candle filter load and also to limit ash reintrainment, allowing for full recovery of baseline pressure drop during backpulsing of the filters.

John Erjavec; Michael D. Mann; Ryan Z. Knutson; Michael L. Swanson; Michael E. Collings

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection...  

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

CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection (PRA), & Records CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection (PRA), & Records Name Contact...

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Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting business line is responsive to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) need for timely, accurate, and detailed analysis reporting...

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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Sovereign Debt, Volatility and Insurance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Borensztein, E. and P Mauro [2004], ‘‘GDP-indexed Bonds,’’suggested by Borensztein and Mauro [2004] most recently. Theshould be feasible. Borensztein and Mauro [2004] discuss the

Kletzer, Kenneth

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concurrent Collections Zoran Budimlic1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

University 2 Intel Corporation 3 UCLA Abstract We introduce the Concurrent Collections (CnC) programming model. CnC supports flexible combinations of task and data parallelism while retaining determinism. CnC that together form a CnC graph. We formally describe the execution semantics of CnC and prove that the model

Budimliæ, Zoran

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Connectivity-based garbage collection  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We introduce a new family of connectivity-based garbage collectors (Cbgc) that are based on potential object-connectivity properties. The key feature of these collectors is that the placement of objects into partitions is determined by performing ... Keywords: connectivity based garbage collection

Martin Hirzel; Amer Diwan; Matthew Hertz

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information Collection Management | Department of Energy  

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

Information Collection Management Information Collection Management The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 requires each Federal agency to seek and obtain approval from the...

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Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials  

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

Understanding solar energy collection materials Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials A LANL team and collaborators have made advances in the understanding of...

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UESC Data Collection Update | Department of Energy  

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

UESC Data Collection Update UESC Data Collection Update Presentation-given at the April 2012 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting-provides an overview of...

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THE WORLD'S Biggest Fan Collection  

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

WORLD'S Biggest Fan Collection WORLD'S Biggest Fan Collection If you only know the Big Ass Fan Company as the preeminent designer and manufacturer of high volume, low speed fans for factories and cows, it's time you get to know us better. While we continue to lead the way in industrial and agricultural air movement, we've also refined these designs to bring the same innovation and benefits of our famous fans to circulate an ocean of air in sound-sensitive commercial spaces and homes. And when our customers said they wanted something for smaller spaces, we listened - and we think you'll like the results. We've got you covered - ceiling to floor, wall to door! Features ï‚ž New patented airfoil system uses 10 Powerfoil airfoils, winglets and patent-pending AirFence(tm) technology to increase

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Collective effects in the microlaser  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In a microlaser experiment performed by An et al. with collaborators [Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 3375 (1994)] an atomic beam interacts with a microcavity field under such conditions that the average number of atoms in the cavity is less than unity. However, due to the random statistics of atoms in the beam, the probability of two atoms being in the cavity simultaneously in time is not negligible. This must lead to collective two-atom effects that are not included in the standard microlaser model. We have developed a theory that incorporates such collective effects. This theory allows a better understanding of the observed experimental results and predicts some different features of the microlaser.

Mikhail I. Kolobov and Fritz Haake

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for collecting solar energy  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Apparatus is described for collecting solar energy comprises a collector having a solar-energy collector surface. The collector is mounted on a support and is pivotable between an exposed position in which the collector surface faces the sun and a substantially horizontal sheltered position in which the collector surface faces the earth, thereby protecting the collector surface from the elements and facilitating access thereto for maintenance.

Wildenrotter, K.

1981-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding Personal Digital Collections: An Interdisciplinary Exploration  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, humanities, curatorship, digital collections ACM Classification Keywords H5.m. Information interfaces

Feinberg, Melanie

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TNA Data Collection Tool | Department of Energy  

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

TNA Data Collection Tool TNA Data Collection Tool TNA Data Collection Tool The Training Needs Assessment (TNA) Data Collection Tool Instructions provides detailed guidance on how to complete the TNA Data Collection Tool. It is a good idea to print this document prior to completing the TNA Data Collection Tool. The TNA Data Collection Tool is an Excel spreadsheet that the organization's designating training POC will use to populate their organizations training needs. The training POC will enter mission critical training needs as well as competencies needed to meet their organization's mission. FY14 TNA Data Collection Tool Instructions FY14 TNA Data Collection Tool.xlsx Description FY14 TNA Data Collection Tool More Documents & Publications Reference Buildings by Building Type: Small office

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Improving the Image, Identity, and Reputation of Urban School Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This collective qualitative case study explores the ways American urban school districts engage in image management and reputation building activities to sustain their on-going organizational improvement efforts and maintain public support...

Stockwell, Robert R.

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - attention improves performance Sample Search...  

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

Vis. Res. 99 - improves or impairs ... Source: Carrasco, Marisa - Department of Psychology, New York University Collection: Biology and Medicine 2 PLoS Biology |...

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CBNTiJALKESEARCHLIBRAKY DOCUMENT COLLECTION  

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

" 9 " 9 0 0 3 ' 9 ,^ r.V- ou 15 -^ CBNTiJALKESEARCHLIBRAKY DOCUMENT COLLECTION n P - - 5 9 0 0 3 1 9 DE05 900319 The Abundances of the Elements Hans E. Suess U.S. geological Surveys \, aeoiogififl and Harold C. Urey Department of Chemistry and Institute for Nuclear Studies University of Chicago ^ Chicagos Illinois ' i v j \ ^ \1>^ I 9 S S MASTDI *OSICE plStltJEFUKT I S ILLEGIBLE TO A A DES!?rB f l i f SpCSUTOE? SATISFACTORY REPRODUCTIOH DtSlUffiVnOR OF TMS KKUMERT fS BmiMfTED DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency Thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or

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Data Collection Class-8.pub  

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Long Haul Long Haul Operations and Fuel Economy Analysis Research Brief Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725 Research Areas Freight Flows Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies A s part of a long-term study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Of- fice of Vehicle Technologies (OVT), the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in conjunction with a number of industry partners (Michelin Americas Research Company - Michelin), have collected data and information related to Class -8 heavy truck long-haul operations in real-world highway environments. Six Class-8 tractors and ten

96

Reaganomics and the use of collective rebates  

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The purpose of this article was to demonstrate that a collective rebate can be an effective tool to reduce ... -competitive policies in one package (a collective rebate) offers an opportunity to turn the public.....

William Orzechowski

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Intensifying the collective use of public place  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The premise of the thesis states that to intensify the collective use of public place there must exist a broad collective understanding of physical constituents that 'build' spatial relationships. These spatial understandings ...

Aldrich, Darrell E. (Darrell Eugene)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

BIKE INFRASTRUCTURES Collecting knowledge of biking behavior  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

collection #12;2 A&D FILES ISSN: 1603-6204 VOLUME 51 TITEL Collecting knowledge of biking behavior into three sections (3 x 70 respondents, i.e. 210 respondents in total) ­ each section following the same

Hansen, René Rydhof

99

Processing of Audio-Visual Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

DECEMBER 2012 Processing of AUDIO-VISUAL COLLECTIONS A sof June, 15 of the audio and video collections San FranciscoBay Area. The audio recordings provide broadcasts and talk

Diaz, Angel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Anisotropic collective flow of a Lorentz gas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Analytical results for the anisotropic collective flow of a Lorentz gas of massless particles scattering on fixed centres are presented.

Nicolas Borghini; Clement Gombeaud

2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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101

marchand@cui.unige.ch Collection Guiding  

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marchand@cui.unige.ch Collection Guiding: Multimedia Collection Browsing and Visualization Stéphane Marchand-Maillet Viper ­ CVML ­ University of Geneva marchand@cui.unige.ch http://viper.unige.ch marchand Perspectives marchand@cui.unige.ch © http://viper.unige.ch ­ December 2004 3 Collection Guiding: Browsing

Genève, Université de

102

Home Energy Score Data Collection Sheet  

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

Energy Score - Data Collection 1 Energy Score - Data Collection 1 Revised 6/12/2013 Home Energy Scoring Tool Data Collection Sheet Location Information Address: ________________________________ City: ________________ State: _____ Zip: ______ Assessment Type: Initial / Test / Corrected / QA / Alternative EEM (Energy Efficiency Measures) / Final Assessment Date: _________________ Qualified Assessor: ______________________________ Comments: ________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

103

Improving Interpersonal Communication  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

By improving interpersonal communication skills, we can improve our relationships with others. Better communication comes from understanding one's self, understanding other people, learning to empathize, being a good listener and practicing...

Warren, Judith L.

2000-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

104

Coordinating Garbage Collection for Arrays of Solid-state Drives  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Although solid-state drives (SSDs) offer significant performance improvements over hard disk drives (HDDs) for a number of workloads, they can exhibit substantial variance in request latency and throughput as a result of garbage collection (GC). When GC conflicts with an I/O stream, the stream can make no forward progress until the GC cycle completes. GC cycles are scheduled by logic internal to the SSD based on several factors such as the pattern, frequency, and volume of write requests. When SSDs are used in a RAID with currently available technology, the lack of coordination of the SSD-local GC cycles amplifies this performance variance. We propose a global garbage collection (GGC) mechanism to improve response times and reduce performance variability for a RAID of SSDs. We include a high-level design of SSD-aware RAID controller and GGC-capable SSD devices and algorithms to coordinate the GGC cycles. We develop reactive and proactive GC coordination algorithms and evaluate their I/O performance and block erase counts for various workloads. Our simulations show that GC coordination by a reactive scheme improves average response time and reduces performance variability for a wide variety of enterprise workloads. For bursty, write-dominated workloads, response time was improved by 69% and performance variability was reduced by 71%. We show that a proactive GC coordination algorithm can further improve the I/O response times by up to 9% and the performance variability by up to 15%. We also observe that it could increase the lifetimes of SSDs with some workloads (e.g. Financial) by reducing the number of block erase counts by up to 79% relative to a reactive algorithm for write-dominant enterprise workloads.

Kim, Youngjae [ORNL] [ORNL; Lee, Junghee [ORNL] [ORNL; Oral, H Sarp [ORNL] [ORNL; Dillow, David A [ORNL] [ORNL; Wang, Feiyi [ORNL] [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL] [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Microsoft Word - REMA Comments EIA_Agency_Info_Collection.doc  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 600 * Washington, DC 20036-2701 1 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 600 * Washington, DC 20036-2701 202-640-6597 tel * 202-223-5537 fax * www.renewablemarketers.org Submitted via: ERS2014@eia.gov May 6, 2013 Ms. Rebecca Peterson U.S. Energy Information Administration Mail Shop EI-23 Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20585 RE: Comments of the Renewable Energy Markets Association on the Energy Information Administration's Agency Information Collection Extension Dear Ms. Peterson: The Renewable Energy Markets Association (REMA) is pleased to submit the following recommendations and comments in response to the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) call for improved industry data collection. REMA is a North American trade association dedicated to maintaining and growing strong

106

Collecting security baggage on the internet  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The PCM was introduced as a model to address security problems in unsafe computer environments. This works on a principal called baggage collection. The model describes how using baggage can solve security problems in complex computer environments, but does not state how this baggage is collected. This paper will provide a practical solution and implementation to this problem by describing how making use of Java and digital certificates can collect baggage.

S.H. von Solms; J.H.S. Geldenhuys

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Improving Lives. Improving Texas. Agency Strategic Plan  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Williams Administration Building 7101 TAMU September 2009 College Station, TX 77843-7101 Phone: 979. In the context of this broad mission, the priorities for Extension education are: Ensure a sustainable and management. Build local capacity for economic development in Texas communities. Improve the health

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Collective Bargaining Agreement | Department of Energy  

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Collective Bargaining Agreement Collective Bargaining Agreement Collective Bargaining Agreement This collective bargaining agreement is entered into to prescribe certain rights and obligations of the employees of the Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters represented by the National Treasury Employees Union and to delineate procedures which are designed to meet the special requirements and needs of DOE Headquarters. The provisions of this agreement have been negotiated and should be interpreted in a manner consistent with the requirements of an effective and efficient Department. The Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters and the National Treasury Employees Union are dedicated to partnership efforts designed to assure success for our respective organizations and to maintain a cooperative and constructive

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Collective Impact for Zero Net Energy Homes  

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

Collective Impact For ZNERH SAM RASHKIN Chief Architect, BTO Building America Annual Stakeholder Meeting April 30, 2013 Strategy for Social Change Collective Impact: The commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem. "Collective Impact" by John Kania and Mark Kramer Stanford Social Innovation Review Winter 2011 2 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov Examples of Collective Impact "Remarkable Exceptions" * Strive Public Education in Greater Cincinnati * Elizabeth River Project in Southeast Virginia * Shape Up Childhood Obesity Summerville, MA 3 | INNOVATION & INTEGRATION: Transforming the Energy Efficiency Market Buildings.Energy.gov

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Data Collection and Mapping | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Data Collection and Mapping Data Collection and Mapping Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Data Collection and Mapping Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Field Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Data Collection and Mapping Parent Exploration Technique: Field Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Map surface geology and hydrothermal alteration. Bulk and trace element analysis of rocks, minerals, and sediments. Identify and document surface geology and mineralogy. Rapid and unambiguous identification of unknown minerals.[1] Stratigraphic/Structural: Locates active faults in the area of interest. Map fault and fracture patterns, kinematic information

111

UESC Status Data Collection and Analysis  

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Presentation covers the UESC status data collection and analysis, and is given at the Spring 2010 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice...  

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54 - Aug. 10, 2011 Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 154 - Aug. 10, 2011 The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's...

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Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice...  

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

95 - Oct. 7, 2011 Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 195 - Oct. 7, 2011 The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's...

114

A HORIZONTAL SAMPLERFOR COLLECTION OF WATER ...  

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Kemmrrcr, and Frautschy bottles (Car. 1962). Although ... oxygen content of water collected with the Nan-. Frc. 1. Horizontal .... Power is transmitted from a 6-v.

1999-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

115

Agricultural Improvement Loan Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Agricultural Improvement Loan Program is administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture through the Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA) and provides loans to farmers for...

116

Information Collection Management | Department of Energy  

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

Guidance » Information Collection Management Guidance » Information Collection Management Information Collection Management The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 requires each Federal agency to seek and obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before undertaking a collection of information directed to 10 or more persons (including operations of Government-owned, contractor-operated facilities). Under the PRA, OMB approval for each information collection instrument can last a maximum of 3 years. This site provides information about the Paperwork Reduction Act's requirements and guidance in fulfilling those requirements. DOE's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the Senior Official responsible for DOE's compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Office of Management and

117

NW-MILO Acoustic Data Collection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

There is an enduring requirement to improve our ability to detect potential threats and discriminate these from the legitimate commercial and recreational activity ongoing in the nearshore/littoral portion of the maritime domain. The Northwest Maritime Information and Littoral Operations (NW-MILO) Program at PNNL’s Coastal Security Institute in Sequim, Washington is establishing a methodology to detect and classify these threats - in part through developing a better understanding of acoustic signatures in a near-shore environment. The purpose of the acoustic data collection described here is to investigate the acoustic signatures of small vessels. The data is being recorded continuously, 24 hours a day, along with radar track data and imagery. The recording began in August 2008, and to date the data contains tens of thousands of signals from small vessels recorded in a variety of environmental conditions. The quantity and variety of this data collection, with the supporting imagery and radar track data, makes it particularly useful for the development of robust acoustic signature models and advanced algorithms for signal classification and information extraction. The underwater acoustic sensing system is part of a multi-modal sensing system that is operating near the mouth of Sequim Bay. Sequim Bay opens onto the Straight of Juan de Fuca, which contains part of the border between the U.S. and Canada. Table 1 lists the specific components used for the NW-MILO system. The acoustic sensor is a hydrophone permanently deployed at a mean depth of about 3 meters. In addition to a hydrophone, the other sensors in the system are a marine radar, an electro-optical (EO) camera and an infra-red (IR) camera. The radar is integrated with a vessel tracking system (VTS) that provides position, speed and heading information. The data from all the sensors is recorded and saved to a central server. The data has been validated in terms of its usability for characterizing the signatures of small vessels. The sampling rate of 8 kHz and low pass filtering to 2 kHz results in an alias-free signal in the frequency band that is appropriate for small vessels. Calibration was performed using a Lubell underwater speaker so that the raw data signal levels can be converted to sound pressure. Background noise is present due to a nearby pump and as a result of tidal currents. More study is needed to fully characterize the noise, but it does not pose an obstacle to using the acoustic data for the purposes of vessel detection and signature analysis. The detection range for a small vessel was estimated using the calibrated voltage response of the system and a cylindrical spreading model for transmission loss. The sound pressure of a typical vessel with an outboard motor was found to be around 140 dB mPa, and could theoretically be detected from 10 km away. In practical terms, a small vessel could reliably be detected from 3 - 5 km away. The data is archived in netCDF files, a standard scientific file format that is "self describing". This means that each data file contains the metadata - timestamps, units, origin, etc. - needed to make the data meaningful and portable. Other file formats, such as XML, are also supported. A visualization tool has been developed to view the acoustic data in the form of spectrograms, along with the coincident radar track data and camera images.

Matzner, Shari; Myers, Joshua R.; Maxwell, Adam R.; Jones, Mark E.

2010-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

118

Improved wire chamber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved gas mixture for use with proportional counter devices, such as Geiger-Mueller tubes and drift chambers. The improved gas mixture provides a stable drift velocity while eliminating wire aging caused by prior art gas mixtures. The new gas mixture is comprised of equal parts argon and ethane gas and having approximately 0.25% isopropyl alcohol vapor. 2 figs.

Atac, M.

1987-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

119

Improved solid aerosol generator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved solid aerosol generator used to produce a gas borne stream of dry, solid particles of predetermined size and concentration. The improved solid aerosol generator nebulizes a feed solution of known concentration with a flow of preheated gas and dries the resultant wet heated aerosol in a grounded, conical heating chamber, achieving high recovery and flow rates. 2 figs.

Prescott, D.S.; Schober, R.K.; Beller, J.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

120

Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement  

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6 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 6 6 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 1 of 6 EOTA - Business Process Document Title: Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process Document Number: P-006 Rev 11_0304 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001, Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): P-008 Corrective-Preventive Action Process, P-004 Business System Management Review and REG-003 Records Register P-006 Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement Process 11_0304 Page 2 of 6 Revision History: Rev. Description of Change A Initial Release 08_0416 Changed verbiage in Step 6 to, "CAR/PAR/IO using P-008, Corrective-Preventive Action & Improvement Opportunity"

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121

Milestone Plan Process Improvement  

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Milestone Plan Process Improvement Milestone Plan Process Improvement Milestone Plan Process Improvement Background In response to our community's concern over the milestone plan (MP) process within the system, the STRIPES Project Office initiated an in-depth evaluation of the required steps and issues surrounding this process. We concluded that the MP process could be improved for most users by tuning the system configuration. With the approval of both the STRIPES Executive Steering Committee and the STRIPES Project Office, we launched the MP Process Improvement Initiative. After many meetings with members of the STRIPES Team and Working Group, we are ready to "go-live" with this initiative. On October 1 st , 2012 the new MP process will be implemented for use by most field offices.

122

Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling and Strategy Development  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

123

Jumpstarting a Project Through Internal Collaboration: Improving Access to Library Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

was somewhat independent work in the past, it now would require adoption of standard procedures and more cooperation across the organization because of the new technologies that standards would require. Encoded Archival Description, or EAD Document Type... staff were responsible for the selection of materials and DI staff partnered with them to develop procedures for creating digital files. Store ? IT technicians located storage and server space. Discover ? Web services staff and librarians and DI staff...

Mercer, Holly; Thiel, Sarah Goodwin

2007-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

124

Bayer improves collection of clinical trial data with help from IBM  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in its pipeline. Paper chase The pharmaceutical industry is finding it increasingly difficult to develop in 1899, his employer, the dye-maker Bayer, became the world's first pharmaceutical firm. Today, Bayer is the fact that most pharmaceutical companies still use paper-based processes for recording patient data

125

Data-driven Techniques for Improving Data Collection in Low-resource Environments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A. Manoharan, and A. Paepcke, “Ecopod: a mobile tool forin the speed of entry, Ecopod [83] generated type-ahead

Chen, Kuang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Abstract C23: Improved methods for collection of germline DNA in community settings  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Abstracts: Sixth AACR Conference: The Science of Cancer Health Disparities; December...2Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ponce, PR. Introduction: The Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences (PSMHS), in Ponce, Puerto Rico...

Edward Seijo; Sonnian Oliver; Sylvia Gutierrez; Domenico Coppola; Teresita Munoz-Antonia; Idhaliz Flores

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Improving data collection and monitoring through real-time data analysis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Feedback based on real-time data is increasingly important for ICT-based interventions in the developing world. Applications such as facility inventories, summarization of patient data from community health workers, etc. need processes for analyzing ...

P. Lubell-Doughtie; P. Pokharel; M. Johnston; V. Modi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Notices ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection  

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

23 Federal Register 23 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2011 / Notices ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Election Assistance Commission's Voting System Test Laboratory Program Manual, Version 1.0 AGENCY: U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice; comment request. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on EAC's request to renew an existing information collection, EAC's Voting System Test Laboratory Program Manual, Version

129

Microsoft Word - DOEDataCollection031307.doc  

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

Collection of DOE-Specific Data Elements in PADSWeb Collection of DOE-Specific Data Elements in PADSWeb Beginning in FY 2007, updating of certain DOE-specific data elements on FPDS-NG reportable awards will be permitted through the PADSWeb online forms. The data elements that will be collected are as follows: Retirement Date Contracting Officer Technical Representative Cognizant DOE Office E-Government Contract Specialist Cognizant Federal Agency OSTI Deliverable The DOE-specific data elements will be accessible via a redesigned version of the Miscellaneous Change form. Though the specific intent of this redesign is to provide update capability for the FPDS-NG reportable awards, this form will remain available for updating all awards collected in the PADSWeb application.

130

ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS DATA COLLECTION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION HISTORICAL ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS DATA COLLECTION Formsand of Power Plants Semi-Annual Report ..................................... 44 CEC-1306D UDC Natural Gas Tolling Agreement Quarterly Report.......................... 46 i #12;Natural Gas Utilities and Retailers

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Title: China Dimensions Data Collection Data Creator /  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Title: China Dimensions Data Collection Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Center for International holds wide range of natural science and socioeconomic research and educational activities of China. These databases are integrated with agricultural, land use, environmental, socioeconomic data to track China

132

The Measured Cost of Conservative Garbage Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

approaches. Techniques for dynamic storage management can be divided into two broad categories: explicit programs to use automatic storage management. Another common approach to automatic The Measured Cost of Conservative Garbage Collection Benjamin Zorn Department of Computer Science

Ramsey, Norman

133

Internal Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) presentation at a TAP webinar held on April 11, 2013 and dealing with internal benchmarking outreach and data collection techniques.

134

Information theory and solar energy collection  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Information theory is applied to the problem of solar radiation collection. We find that the optimum solar concentrator corresponds to a perfect imaging system, i.e., one that images...

Patera, R P; Robertson, H S

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Crowdsourced data collection of facial responses  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In the past, collecting data to train facial expression and affect recognition systems has been time consuming and often led to data that do not include spontaneous expressions. We present the first crowdsourced data ...

el Kaliouby, Rana

136

Children's School February 2013 Water Aid Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, we are leading a collection of funds for Water Aid (www.wateraidamerica.org) to help poor communities in Africa, Asia, the Pacific region and Central America gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene

137

Improved Dragline Utilization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The cause of energy conservation can be served by increasing the efficiency of large draglines used in surface coal mining. The topic is the application of a training simulator, computer instrumentation and computer simulation to improve dragline...

Keller, K. J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Improving Project Management  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

On December 19, 2014, the Energy Department released its "Improving Project Management" report, a roadmap to transformation in funding, culture, project ownership, independent oversight and front-end planning from experienced project management leaders.

139

Embryo collection and transfer in the dog  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

EMBRYO COLLECTION AND TRANSFER IN THE DOG A Thesis GAIL MARIE KINNEY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1979 Major Subject...: Physiology of Reproduction EMBRYO COLLECTION AND TRANSFER IN THE DOG A Thesis by GAIL MARIE KINNEY Approved as to sty1e and content by: (Chairman ~'C mmittee) (Head of Depar ent) C -(Me r) (Member) (Member) December 1979 lzz ABSTRACT Embryo...

Kinney, Gail Marie

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

140

Microsoft PowerPoint - Improving Data Integrity final draft_072412.PPTX  

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

Improving Data Quality Improving Data Quality H i d li h h h h i How to improve data quality throughout the heating season and information sharing's role in doing so Z,INC. Team David Dudley, EIA-877; Survey Operator August 14, 2012| Washington, D.C. www.eia.gov U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis Overview Overview Data Fundamentals Pre-Season Contact I t t D t C ll ti Internet Data Collection system Weekly Data Collections Weekly Data Collections Documentation / Information Sharing Information Sharing David Dudley, Improving Data Quality EIA, August 14, 2012 2 EIA-877: Data Fundamentals 3 David Dudley, Improving Data Quality EIA, August 14, 2012 Data Fundamentals: Characteristics Data Fundamentals: Characteristics * Overview of what data are being collected: Current

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141

Improved Membrane Materials for PEM Fuel Cell Application  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The overall goal of this project is to collect and integrate critical structure/property information in order to develop methods that lead to significant improvements in the durability and performance of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) materials. This project is focused on the fundamental improvement of PEMFC membrane materials with respect to chemical, mechanical and morphological durability as well as the development of new inorganically-modified membranes.

Kenneth A. Mauritz; Robert B. Moore

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

142

Surveillance Guides - Continous Improvement  

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

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT 1.0 Objective The objective of this surveillance is to verify that contractor personnel are effectively managing environment, safety, and health issues in a manner that fosters continuous improvement. The activities included in this surveillance help the Facility Representative determine whether safety issues identified through internal contractor, and external DOE or Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board evaluation programs are resolved consistent with the level of safety importance. 2.0 References 2.1 DOE O 414.1, Quality Assurance 2.2 DOE O 232.1, Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information 2.3 DOE-STD-1045-93, Guide to Good Practices for Notifications and Investigations of Abnormal Events 2.4 48 CFR 1970.5204, Department of Energy Acquisition

143

Improving steam turbine efficiency  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes the condition of a significant number of fossil steam turbines operating in the United States and the maintenance practices used to improve their performance. Through the use of steam path audits conducted by the authors` company and by several utilities, a large data base of information on turbine heat rate, casing efficiency, and maintenance practices is available to help the power generation industry understand how different maintenance practices and steam path damage impact turbine performance. The data base reveals that turbine cycle heat rate is typically 5.23% poorer than design just prior to major outages. The degraded condition of steam turbines presents an opportunity for utilities to improve heat rate and reduce emissions without increasing fuel costs. The paper describes what losses typically contribute to the 5.23% heat rate degradation and how utilities can recover steam turbine performance through maintenance actions aimed at improving steam path efficiency.

Cioffi, D.H.; Mitchell, D.R.; Whitecar, S.C. [Encotech, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

OIT geothermal system improvements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Oregon Institute of Technology campus has been heated by the direct use of geothermal fluids since 1964. The 11 building campus uses geothermal energy for space heating/cooling, domestic water heating, the swimming pool and sidewalk snow melt. The hydronic system was designed to use the geothermal fluids directly in heating units. In the 1970s, problems were experienced with the design and operation of the well pumps, buried piping and heating equipment. Beginning in the early 1980`s, many improvements were made to the system due to equipment performance problems and resource management requirements. This paper discusses those improvements that included the distribution system, cooling, well pumps, cascading of geothermal fluids, installation of isolation plate heat exchangers in each building and drilling of two injection wells. Plans for future improvements include better controls to manage energy use and data monitoring systems for individual buildings, and instrumentation to monitor well pump performance.

Lienau, P.J.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

145

ACCELERATED IMPROVEMENT A CONCENTRATED APPROACH  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ACCELERATED IMPROVEMENT A CONCENTRATED APPROACH FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT #12;Accelerated.quality.wisc.edu O F F I C E O F Q U A L I T Y I M P R O V E M E N T Accelerated Improvement This guide to improving resources. You will find helpful information needed to conduct an Accelerated Improvement project

Shapiro, Vadim

146

Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials  

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

Understanding solar energy collection materials Understanding solar energy collection materials Advances in understanding solar energy collection materials A LANL team and collaborators have made advances in the understanding of how carbon nanotubes move charges created by light. November 9, 2012 Efficient energy transport in photovoltaic carbon nanomaterials Efficient energy transport in photovoltaic carbon nanomaterials. A LANL team and collaborators have made advances in the understanding of how carbon nanotubes move charges created by light. The research has applications for cheap, all-carbon-based photovoltaics and light detection elements. Their work measures exciton transport (excitons are small packets of energy made up of positive and negative charges) in carbon nanotubes at room temperature in a colloidal environment. A colloid is a substance that

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Collective behavior of coupled nonuniform stochastic oscillators  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Theoretical studies of synchronization are usually based on models of coupled phase oscillators which, when isolated, have constant angular frequency. Stochastic discrete versions of these uniform oscillators have also appeared in the literature, with equal transition rates among the states. Here we start from the model recently introduced by Wood et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 96}, 145701 (2006)], which has a collectively synchronized phase, and parametrically modify the phase-coupled oscillators to render them (stochastically) nonuniform. We show that, depending on the nonuniformity parameter $0\\leq \\alpha \\leq 1$, a mean field analysis predicts the occurrence of several phase transitions. In particular, the phase with collective oscillations is stable for the complete graph only for $\\alpha \\leq \\alpha^\\prime < 1$. At $\\alpha=1$ the oscillators become excitable elements and the system has an absorbing state. In the excitable regime, no collective oscillations were found in the model.

Vladimir R. V. Assis; Mauro Copelli

2012-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

148

A Guide to the Kansas Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

i , th rough players of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team to cowboys and sodhouses on the ranches of western Kansas . 7 MAPS AND ATLASES A large collection of historic maps traces impor tant changes th roughout the region. T h e location... of Kansas and the Grea t Plains region. T h e Kenne th Spencer Research Library, in which the Kansas Collection is located, is one of the few facilities in the region specially designed to give historical mate­ rials the safe env i ronment necessary...

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Superradiance and collective gain in multimode optomechanics  

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We present a description of a strongly driven multimode optomechanical system that shows the emergence of cooperative effects usually known from systems of atom-light interaction. Our calculations show that under application of a coherent pump field the system's response can be switched from a superradiant regime to a collective gain regime by varying the frequency detuning of the pump. In the superradiant regime, enhanced optical cooling of a single vibrational mode is possible, whereas the collective gain regime would potentially enable one to achieve almost thresholdless phonon laser action. The threshold pumping power scales as 1/N.

T. Kipf; G. S. Agarwal

2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

150

Improved vortex reactor system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved vortex reactor system for affecting fast pyrolysis of biomass and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) feed materials comprising: a vortex reactor having its axis vertically disposed in relation to a jet of a horizontally disposed steam ejector that impels feed materials from a feeder and solids from a recycle loop along with a motive gas into a top part of said reactor.

Diebold, James P. (Lakewood, CO); Scahill, John W. (Evergreen, CO)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 201420  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(CIP) 2014­20? The Campus Improvement Program (CIP) is a concept proposal for the delivery of new-Darlington campus to 2020 through land uses and building envelopes. The CIP is not a proposal for the detailed design and construction of new buildings. See point 9. 2. What are the objectives of the CIP? The CIP

Viglas, Anastasios

152

Optimization of light collection from crystal scintillators for cryogenic experiments  

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High light collection efficiency is an important requirement in any application of scintillation detectors. The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility for improving this parameter in cryogenic scintillation bolometers, which can be considered as a promising detectors in experiments investigating neutrinoless double beta decay and dark matter. Energy resolutions and relative pulse amplitudes of scintillation detectors using ZnWO4 scintillation crystals of different shapes (cylinder 20 mm in dimater by 20 mm and hexagonal prism with diagonal 20 mm and height 20 mm), reflector materials and shapes, optical contact and surface properties (polished and diffused) were measured at room temperature. Propagation of optical photons in these experimental conditions was simulated using Geant4 and ZEMAX codes. The results of the simulations are found to be in good agreement with each other and with direct measurements of the crystals. This could be applied to optimize the geometry of scintillation detectors used in the cryogenic experiments.

F. A. Danevich; R. V. Kobychev; V. V. Kobychev; H. Kraus; V. B. Mikhailik; V. M. Mokina

2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

153

Improve Boiler System Operations- Application of Statistical Process Control  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

FOR IMPROVEMENT SURVEY CUSTOMERS2. 3. SELECT PROJECT AGREE UPON REOUREMENTS4. WITH CUSTOMERS 5. DIAGRAM PROCESS FLOW 6. ANAlYSIS OF CAUSE & EFFECT 7. DEFINE PROCESS MEASURES 8. COLLECT AND ANALYZE DATA ON MEASURES 9. NPLEMENT CORRECTIVE ACTION 10. MONTOR...

Scarr, D.; Shea, D.

154

Metal current collect protected by oxide film  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Provided are low-cost, mechanically strong, highly electronically conductive current collects and associated structures for solid-state electrochemical devices, techniques for forming these structures, and devices incorporating the structures. The invention provides solid state electrochemical devices having as current interconnects a ferritic steel felt or screen coated with a protective oxide film.

Jacobson, Craig P. (Lafayette, CA); Visco, Steven J. (Berkeley, CA); DeJonghe, Lutgard C. (Lafayette, CA)

2004-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

155

Relocation of the Donner Library collection  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Donner Library vacated its location from 2nd floor of the Donner Building located on the U.C. Berkeley campus to the 2nd floor of the Building 50 complex at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The report discusses solutions, options and methods for relocating the Donner Library Collection.

LaBrie, Rita Y.

2005-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

156

John G. Wolbach Library Collections Development Policy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

database used by astrophysicists worldwide, moved into the Wolbach Library space with the purposeJohn G. Wolbach Library Collections Development Policy October 5, 2012 Mission/Purpose statement The mission of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) John G. Wolbach Library, or simply

157

Day of Concern Collection / Ture Erickson (collector)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

cut backs in educational funding and the perceived negative impact on the quality of education and education in general. Scope and Content The collection consists of records associated with Erickson, correspondence, clippings, memorabilia, posters and copies of addresses given at the Robson Square Media Centre

Handy, Todd C.

158

REPUTATION AND RELIABILITY IN COLLECTIVE GOODS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

REPUTATION AND RELIABILITY IN COLLECTIVE GOODS THE CASE OF THE ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA WIKIPEDIA Denise into essentially public goods. Similar to other public goods, incentives for reputation and group identity appear such goods. In this paper we examine how contributor motivations affect the type of contributions made

Smith, Sean W.

159

Collection of very low resolution protein data  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Simple modifications to a MAR 345 detector which facilitate the collection of very low resolution data are described. With these modifications, the lowest order reflections from a poliovirus crystal (c = 377.1 ?) were observed, and measurement of all reflections in typical protein cells should be routine.

Miller, S.T.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Managing renewable resources via Collective Intelligence  

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Managing renewable resources via Collective Intelligence Brede, M., F. Boschetti, and D. Mc.Brede,Fabio.Boschetti,David.Mcdonald]@csiro.au Keywords: ABM, Game Theory, Resource Exploitation, Optimisation. EXTENDED ABSTRACT In a recent set of work, 2001; Wolpert et al, 2004) into resource management modelling. These tools were designed to minimise

Boschetti, Fabio

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161

Peter H. Bridge Musical Composition Collection  

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Peter H. Bridge Musical Composition Collection Biographical Note Peter Hulin Bridge was born and manuscripts is archived in the Library of Congress' Performing Arts Division. Peter H. Bridge died consists of copies of musical compositions by Peter H. Bridge, 1951- 2010). The original manuscripts

Suzuki, Masatsugu

162

Finding Optimal Probabilistic Generators for XML Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Finding Optimal Probabilistic Generators for XML Collections Serge Abiteboul INRIA Saclay ENS (generative) probabilistic model, where optimality here means maximizing the like- lihood of the particular corpus to be generated. Focusing first on the structure of documents, we present an efficient algorithm

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

163

Modeling the World from Internet Photo Collections  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

There are billions of photographs on the Internet, comprising the largest and most diverse photo collection ever assembled. How can computer vision researchers exploit this imagery? This paper explores this question from the standpoint of 3D scene modeling ... Keywords: 3D navigation, 3D scene analysis, Internet imagery, Photo browsers, Structure from motion

Noah Snavely; Steven M. Seitz; Richard Szeliski

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

The modelling cycle for collective animal behaviour  

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...where we describe ensembles of individuals...transition from disordered movement to collective...behind-[29]. Protein hungry locusts...from an initially disordered state, where most...forced march for protein and salt. Proc...transition between disordered and ordered foraging...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-New Year's Break 85 Proper Care of Research/Teaching Animals During a Strike or Lockout 87 Employment, lockouts, waste, avoidable expenses, and unnecessary delays. 1.2 While this Collective Agreement) The Employer shall not declare or cause a lockout of the Employees. ARTICLE 2 DEFINITION AND SCOPE 2.1 The term

Martin, Jeff

166

Environmental Data Collection Using Autonomous Wave Gliders  

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Environmental Data Collection Using Autonomous Wave Gliders LCDR Kate Hermsdorfer Qing Wang model ­AIRMAR PB200 weather station Pressure, Temperature, Wind Speed and Direction 10 min averaged sea conditions Bulk flux estimates 2-D wave spectra Water temperature profile Autonomous

167

Final Report BW Sample Collection& Preparation Device  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of this project was to develop the technique needed to prepare a field collected sample for laboratory analysis and build a portable integrated biological detection instrument with new miniaturized and automated sample purification capabilities. The device will prepare bacterial spores, bacterial vegetative cells, and viral particles for PCR amplification.

Koopman, R P; Belgrader, P; Meyer, G; Benett, W J; Richards, J B; Hadley, D R; Stratton, P L; Milanovich, F P

2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

168

ORISE: Peer Review Process Improvement  

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Process Improvement Two men discuss ways to improve peer review processes After finding academic reviewers and conducting peer reviews, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and...

169

Special Collections & Archives/International Jazz Collections University of Idaho Library  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Special Collections & Archives/International Jazz Collections University of Idaho Library at the research tables. Storage space is available on shelves behind the reference desk or on the coat. · A photocopier is available for public use within federal copyright laws and when such copying will not harm

O'Laughlin, Jay

170

Improving Floating Point Compression  

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Improving Improving Floating Point Compression through Binary Masks Leonardo A. Bautista Gomez Argonne National Laboratory Franck Cappello Argonne National Laboratory Abstract-Modern scientific technology such as particle accel- erators, telescopes and supercomputers are producing extremely large amounts of data. That scientific data needs to be processed using systems with high computational capabilities such as supercomputers. Given that the scientific data is increasing in size at an exponential rate, storing and accessing the data is becoming expensive in both, time and space. Most of this scientific data is stored using floating point representation. Scientific applications executed in supercomputers spend a large amount of CPU cycles reading and writing floating point values, making data compression techniques an interesting way to increase computing efficiency.

171

Climate Change as a ‘Hard’ Case of Collective Responsibility   

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Climate change poses a challenge to moral philosophy. Because of the nature of the harms – brought about collectively, it seems like a case of collective responsibility1. But none of the existing theories of collective responsibility seem capable...

Seibokaite, Aiste

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Improved vortex reactor system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved vortex reactor system is described for affecting fast pyrolysis of biomass and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) feed materials comprising: a vortex reactor having its axis vertically disposed in relation to a jet of a horizontally disposed steam ejector that impels feed materials from a feeder and solids from a recycle loop along with a motive gas into a top part of said reactor. 12 figs.

Diebold, J.P.; Scahill, J.W.

1995-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

173

Automatic Performance Collection (AutoPerf) | Argonne Leadership...  

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Automatic Performance Collection (AutoPerf) A beta version of a tool for the automatic collection of hardware performance counter and MPI information has been installed on Vesta...

174

EPA-GHG Inventory Targeted Data Collection Strategies and Software...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

EPA-GHG Inventory Targeted Data Collection Strategies and Software Tools (Redirected from US EPA GHG Inventory Targeted Data Collection Strategies and Software Tools) Jump to:...

175

Energy collection efficiency of holographic planar solar concentrators  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We analyze the energy collection properties of holographic planar concentrator systems. The effects of solar variation on daily and annual energy collection are evaluated. Hologram...

Castro, Jose M; Zhang, Deming; Myer, Brian; Kostuk, Raymond K

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Agency Information Collection Extension Notice of Public Comment...  

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

Agency Information Collection Extension Notice of Public Comment: Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 178, September 15, 2014 Agency Information Collection Extension Notice of Public...

177

DOE Issues Agency Information Collection Extension for OE-417...  

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Issues Agency Information Collection Extension for OE-417 Form in the Federal Register DOE Issues Agency Information Collection Extension for OE-417 Form in the Federal Register...

178

Probing Molecular Associations of Field-Collected and Laboratory...  

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Molecular Associations of Field-Collected and Laboratory-Generated SOA with Nano-DESI High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Probing Molecular Associations of Field-Collected and...

179

UESC Status Data Collection and Analysis  

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| www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/ | www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/ UESC Status Data Collection and Analysis Jesse Feinberg Energetics, Incorporated April 14, 2010 Federal Energy Management Program | www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/ 2 * Why FEMP collects UESC data * Data trends - where are we now? * Incentives to sharing data Purpose Federal Energy Management Program | www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/ A one page history... UESCs authorized in Energy Policy Act of 1992 Agencies are authorized and encouraged to participate in programs to increase energy efficiency and for water conservation or the management of electricity demand conducted by gas, water, or electric utilities... No mandate to report UESC activity. FEMP tracks projects on voluntary basis. Steady reported growth of UESC financing vehicle for almost 20 years.

180

Federal Register Notice: Proposed Agency Information Collection |  

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

October 11, 2011 - 10:57am October 11, 2011 - 10:57am Addthis Federal Register Notice (PDF Version) on the DOE's invitation for public comment on its request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 that DOE is developing for submission to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments due on or before November 7, 2011. OMB Form 83-I (PDF 70 KB). ICR Supporting Statement (PDF 85 KB). SGIG Reporting Guidance (PDF 99 KB). SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the emergency Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act

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181

Federal Register Notice: Proposed Agency Information Collection |  

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

August 10, 2011 - 2:21pm August 10, 2011 - 2:21pm Addthis Federal Register Notice (PDF Version) on the DOE's invitation for public comment on its intent to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for four years the Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 that DOE is developing for submission to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments due on or before October 11, 2011. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's intent to request OMB to renew Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 for an additional four years that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction

182

Data Collection for Project Management and Performance  

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

Data Collection for Project Data Collection for Project Management and Performance Donald Macdonald November 19, 2009 DOE's PM Approach  Provide DOE with project information to allow DOE to adequately monitor project progress  Consistent with management of Financial Assistance projects  Awardee to manage project's execution and use their standard systems while providing DOE information from your management systems DOE's PM Approach  DOE Role  Monitor performance based on awardee information  Proactively anticipate and resolve issues that impact the project's success Project Execution Plan  DOE is requesting a set of high level documents be provided at project initiation  Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)  Responsibility Assignment Matrix  Risk Management Plan

183

Plasmonic Energy Collection through Hot Carrier Extraction  

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(9) This fundamental hot-carrier mechanism has been used extensively to determine Schottky barrier heights, yet has not been considered for energy conversion due to low efficiencies. ... After hot carriers reach the interface, they either tunnel through or traverse over the barrier, ?b, to be collected by the other electrode depending on their energies relative to the barrier height. ... Nanoantennas are key optical components for light harvesting; photodiodes convert light into a current of electrons for photodetection. ...

Fuming Wang; Nicholas A. Melosh

2011-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

184

Optical selection and collection of DNA fragments  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Optical selection and collection of DNA fragments. The present invention includes the optical selection and collection of large (>.mu.g) quantities of clonable, chromosome-specific DNA from a sample of chromosomes. Chromosome selection is based on selective, irreversible photoinactivation of unwanted chromosomal DNA. Although more general procedures may be envisioned, the invention is demonstrated by processing chromosomes in a conventional flow cytometry apparatus, but where no droplets are generated. All chromosomes in the sample are first stained with at least one fluorescent analytic dye and bonded to a photochemically active species which can render chromosomal DNA unclonable if activated. After passing through analyzing light beam(s), unwanted chromosomes are irradiated using light which is absorbed by the photochemically active species, thereby causing photoinactivation. As desired chromosomes pass this photoinactivation point, the inactivating light source is deflected by an optical modulator; hence, desired chromosomes are not photoinactivated and remain clonable. The selection and photoinactivation processes take place on a microsecond timescale. By eliminating droplet formation, chromosome selection rates 50 times greater than those possible with conventional chromosome sorters may be obtained. Thus, usable quantities of clonable DNA from any source thereof may be collected.

Roslaniec, Mary C. (Los Alamos, NM); Martin, John C. (Los Alamos, NM); Jett, James H. (Los Alamos, NM); Cram, L. Scott (Los Alamos, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Improved cycling cryopump  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention is designed to achieve continuous high efficiency cryopumping of a vacuum vessel by improving upon and combining in a novel way the cryopumping in a novel way the cryopumping methods. The invention consists of a continuous operation cryopump, with movable louvres, with a high efficiency pumping apparatus. The pumping apparatus includes three cryogenic tubes. They are constructed of a substance of high thermal conductivity, such as aluminum and their exterior surfaces are cryogenic condensing surfaces. Through their interior liquid or gaseous helium from two reservoirs can be made to flow, alternately promoting extreme cooling or allowing some warming.

Batzer, T.H.; Call, W.R.

1984-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

186

Methods and Technologies for Pedestrian and Bicycle Volume Data Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

variety of methods and technologies for collecting bicyclistof six counting technologies. Counters were installed at

Proulx, Frank

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Persistent collective trend in stock markets  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Empirical evidence is given for a significant difference in the collective trend of the share prices during the stock index rising and falling periods. Data on the Dow Jones Industrial Average and its stock components are studied between 1991 and 2008. Pearson-type correlations are computed between the stocks and averaged over stock pairs and time. The results indicate a general trend: whenever the stock index is falling the stock prices are changing in a more correlated manner than in case the stock index is ascending. A thorough statistical analysis of the data shows that the observed difference is significant, suggesting a constant fear factor among stockholders.

Emeric Balogh; Ingve Simonsen; Bálint Zs. Nagy; Zoltán Néda

2010-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

188

Collective flow measured with the Plastic Ball  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The experimental results from the Plastic Ball detector have contributed vastly to the understanding of the reaction mechanism of nuclear collisions at several hundred MeV per nucleon. The discovery of the collective flow phenomena (bounce-off of spectator fragments, side-splash in the reaction plane, and squeeze-out out of the reaction plane), as they were predicted by hydrodynamical models, has led to the experimental observation of compressed nuclear matter, which is a necessary condition before one can study the equation of state in detail and search for phase transitions at higher energies. 39 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Ritter, H.G.; Gutbrod, H.H.; Kampert, K.H.; Kolb, B.; Poskanzer, A.M.; Schicker, R.; Schmidt, H.R.; Siemiarczuk, T.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

In the OSTI Collections: Fuel Cells | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

In the OSTI Collections: Fuel Cells In the OSTI Collections: Fuel Cells Considerable research is focused on how to improve fuel cells, their efficiency, environmental impact and marketability. Fuel cells are very efficient: they change a large fraction of the energy in their fuel and oxidant directly into electrical energy. They are quiet and, with the right fuel/oxidant combinations, they produce little or no pollution. Still, like any technology, fuel cells present limitations of their own to be overcome. You can get an idea of the range of possible improvements from recent research reports available from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). Those published in just the first few months of 2012 alone address at least four topics: using

190

Composite coatings improve engines  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

About 40% of the power loss in engine systems is attributed to the adverse effects of friction in reciprocating engine components. Over half of this power loss is caused by friction between pistons, piston rings, and cylinder bores. In addition, engine parts may be attacked by corrosive gasoline substitutes such as liquid propane gas and alcohol/gasoline mixtures. To solve both friction and corrosion problems, Nihon Parkerizing Co. has improved the nickel-phosphorus based ceramic composite (NCC) plating technology that was developed for cylinder bores and pistons by Suzuki Motor Co. in the mid 1970s. Iron and nickel-based composite plating technologies have been investigated since the early 1970s, and a few have been used on small two-stroke motorcycle, outboard marine, snowmobile, and some luxury passenger car engine components. Both nickel- and iron-base plating processes are used on cylinders and pistons because they offer excellent wear and corrosion resistance. Nickel-base films have higher corrosion resistance than those based on iron, and are capable of withstanding the corrosive conditions characteristic of high methanol fuels. Unfortunately, they experience a decrease in hardness as operating temperatures increase. However, NCC coatings with phosphorus additions have high hardness even under severe operating conditions, and hardness increases upon exposure to elevated temperatures. In addition to high hardness and corrosion resistance, NCC coatings provide a low friction coefficient, which contributes to the reduction of friction losses between sliding components. When used in low-quality or alcohol fuels, the corrosion resistance of NCC coatings is far higher than that of Fe-P plating. Additionally, the coatings reduce wall and piston temperature, wear of ring groove and skirt, and carbon deposit formation, and they improve output power and torque. These advantages all contribute to the development of light and efficient engines with better fuel mileage.

Funatani, K.; Kurosawa, K. (Nihon Parkerizing Co. Ltd., Nagoya (Japan))

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned | Department of Energy  

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Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned September 30, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis This photo is included in a report that discusses worker protective suits. The report is part of the lessons learned, best practices and other guidance now featured in the Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool. The worker pictured, an insulator, is wearing a protective suit designed to fit better around the respirator and allow for improved breathing. This photo is included in a report that discusses worker protective suits. The report is part of the lessons learned, best practices and other guidance now featured in the Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool. The worker pictured, an insulator, is wearing

192

Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned | Department of Energy  

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Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned Website Collects EM's D&D Lessons Learned September 30, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis This photo is included in a report that discusses worker protective suits. The report is part of the lessons learned, best practices and other guidance now featured in the Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool. The worker pictured, an insulator, is wearing a protective suit designed to fit better around the respirator and allow for improved breathing. This photo is included in a report that discusses worker protective suits. The report is part of the lessons learned, best practices and other guidance now featured in the Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool. The worker pictured, an insulator, is wearing

193

Roadway Improvement Project Cost Allocation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Roadway Improvement Project Cost Allocation CTS 21st Annual Transportation Research Conference costs #12;Potential Applications · Roadway Project Feasibility Studies ­ Identified potential roadway infrastructure improvement ­ Documentation of estimated project costs ­ Determine property assessments

Minnesota, University of

194

LFG recovery from a surface collection system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

As part of a settlement agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to remediate the overfilling of their Phase II Landfill, the City of Ann Arbor (City), Michigan, was required to construct a cap which included a surface gas collection system. In 1992, the City became interested in exploring how effectively this system could collect LFG for use with electrical generators. The City of Ann Arbor began to research options for utilizing landfill gas generated at their municipal landfill as an energy resource in 1985. After the passage of Michigan Public Act 2 in 1989 which allowed Michigan`s two largest electric utilities to purchase at least 120 megawatts (MW) of electricity form waste-to-energy facilities at a higher price than from conventional sources, such a project became more feasible. In July 1992, the City entered into an {open_quotes}Agreement of Understanding{close_quotes} with Detroit Edison, the City`s electric supplier, and Landfill Energy Systems (LES), a company experienced in landfill gas to energy projects, to assist in analyzing the feasibility of a project for Ann Arbor. SCS Engineers (SCS) was retained by the City to perform a desktop study of the Landfill`s potential LFG production. The results of the study indicated that there may be enough gas to yield 1600 kilowatts (kW) of generation capacity through the year 2000.

Konkle, D.L. [Municipal Energy Coordinator, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Gaunthier, S.P.; Seager, C.M. [and others

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Generalized Collective States and Their Role in a Collective State Atomic Interferometer and Atomic Clock  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We investigate the behavior of an ensemble of N non-interacting, identical atoms, excited by a laser with a wavelength of $\\lambda$. In general, the i-th atom sees a Rabi frequency $\\Omega_i$, an initial position dependent laser phase $\\phi_i$, and a motion induced Doppler shift of $\\delta_i$. When $\\Omega_i=\\Omega$ and $\\delta_i=\\delta$ for all atoms, the system evolves into a superposition of (N+1) symmetric collective states (SCS), independent of the values of $\\phi_i$. If $\\phi_i=\\phi$ for all atoms, these states simplify to the well-known Dicke collective states. When $\\Omega_i$ or $\\delta_i$ is distinct for each atom, the system evolves into a superposition of SCS as well as asymmetric collective states (ACS). For large N, the number of ACS's $(2^N-N-1)$ is far greater than that of the SCS. We show how to formulate the properties of all the collective states under various non-idealities, and use this formulation to understand the dynamics thereof. For the case where $\\Omega_i=\\Omega$ and $\\delta_i=\\delta$ for all atoms, we show how to determine the amplitudes of the generalized collective states in a simple manner. For the case where $\\Omega_i$ or $\\delta_i$ is distinct for each atom, we show how the SCS and ACS's can be treated on the same footing. Furthermore, we show that the collective states corresponding to the absorption of a given number of photons can be visualized as an abstract, multi-dimensional rotation in the Hilbert space spanned by the ordered product states of individual atoms. We also consider the effect of treating the center of mass degree of freedom of the atoms quantum mechanically on the description of the collective states. Specifically, we show that it is indeed possible to construct a generalized collective state, as needed for the collective state atomic interferometer we recently proposed, when each atom is assumed to be in a localized wave packet.

Resham Sarkar; May E. Kim; Renpeng Fang; Yanfei Tu; Selim M. Shahriar

2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program  

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

Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program (Minnesota) Lake Improvement District Law and County Lake Improvement Program (Minnesota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Siting and Permitting Lake Improvement Districts may be established by county boards in order to

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Cooking Appliance Use in California Homes - Data Collected from a  

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Cooking Appliance Use in California Homes - Data Collected from a Cooking Appliance Use in California Homes - Data Collected from a Web-Based Survey Title Cooking Appliance Use in California Homes - Data Collected from a Web-Based Survey Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5028E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Klug, Victoria L., Agnes B. Lobscheid, and Brett C. Singer Date Published August 2011 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley, CA Keywords Range Hood Test Facility Abstract Cooking of food and use of natural gas cooking burners generate pollutants that can have substantial impacts on residential indoor air quality. The extent of these impacts depends on cooking frequency, duration and specific food preparation activities in addition to the extent to which exhaust fans or other ventilation measures (e.g. windows) are used during cooking. With the intent of improving our understanding of indoor air quality impacts of cooking-related pollutants, we created, posted and advertised a web-based survey about cooking activities in residences. The survey included questions similar to those in California's Residential Appliance Saturation Survey (RASS), relating to home, household and cooking appliance characteristics and weekly patterns of meals cooked. Other questions targeted the following information not captured in the RASS: (1) oven vs. cooktop use, the number of cooktop burners used and the duration of burner use when cooking occurs, (2) specific cooking activities, (3) the use of range hood or window to increase ventilation during cooking, and (4) occupancy during cooking. Specific cooking activity questions were asked about the prior 24 hours with the assumption that most people are able to recollect activities over this time period. We examined inter-relationships among cooking activities and patterns and relationships of cooking activities to household demographics. We did not seek to obtain a sample of respondents that is demographically representative of the California population but rather to inexpensively gather information from homes spanning ranges of relevant characteristics including the number of residents and presence or absence of children. This report presents the survey, the responses obtained, and limited analysis of the results.

198

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the third and final year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' Corefloods revealed throughput dependencies of permeability reduction by polymers and gels that were much more prolonged during oil flow than water flow. This behavior was explained using simple mobility ratio arguments. A model was developed that quantitatively fits the results and predicts ''clean up'' times for oil productivity when production wells are returned to service after application of a polymer or gel treatment. X-ray computed microtomography studies of gels in strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene suggested that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than gel-ripping or gel-displacement mechanisms. In contrast, analysis of data from the University of Kansas suggests that the gel-ripping or displacement mechanisms are more important in more permeable, strongly water-wet sandpacks. These findings help to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil under different conditions. Since cement is the most commonly used material for water shutoff, we considered when gels are preferred over cements. Our analysis and experimental results indicated that cement cannot be expected to completely fill (top to bottom) a vertical fracture of any width, except near the wellbore. For vertical fractures with apertures less than 4 mm, the cement slurry will simply not penetrate very far into the fracture. For vertical fractures with apertures greater than 4 mm, the slurry may penetrate a substantial distance into the bottom part of the fracture. However, except near the wellbore, the upper part of the fracture will remain open due to gravity segregation. We compared various approaches to plugging fractures using gels, including (1) varying polymer content, (2) varying placement (extrusion) rate, (3) using partially formed gels, (4) using combinations of high and low molecular weight (Mw) polymers, (5) using secondary crosslinking reactions, (6) injecting un-hydrated polymer particles, and (7) incorporating particulates. All of these methods showed promise in some aspects, but required performance improvements in other aspects. All materials investigated to date showed significant performance variations with fracture width. High pressure gradients and limited distance of penetration are common problems in tight fractures. Gravity segregation and low resistance to breaching are common problems in wide fractures. These will be key issues to address in future work. Although gels can exhibit disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures, the levels of permeability reduction for oil flow are too high to allow practical exploitation in most circumstances. In contrast, disproportionate permeability reduction provided by gels that form in porous rock (adjacent to the fractures) has considerable potential in fractured systems.

Randall S. Seright

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

199

Refines Efficiency Improvement  

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Refinery processes that convert heavy oils to lighter distillate fuels require heating for distillation, hydrogen addition or carbon rejection (coking). Efficiency is limited by the formation of insoluble carbon-rich coke deposits. Heat exchangers and other refinery units must be shut down for mechanical coke removal, resulting in a significant loss of output and revenue. When a residuum is heated above the temperature at which pyrolysis occurs (340 C, 650 F), there is typically an induction period before coke formation begins (Magaril and Aksenova 1968, Wiehe 1993). To avoid fouling, refiners often stop heating a residuum before coke formation begins, using arbitrary criteria. In many cases, this heating is stopped sooner than need be, resulting in less than maximum product yield. Western Research Institute (WRI) has developed innovative Coking Index concepts (patent pending) which can be used for process control by refiners to heat residua to the threshold, but not beyond the point at which coke formation begins when petroleum residua materials are heated at pyrolysis temperatures (Schabron et al. 2001). The development of this universal predictor solves a long standing problem in petroleum refining. These Coking Indexes have great potential value in improving the efficiency of distillation processes. The Coking Indexes were found to apply to residua in a universal manner, and the theoretical basis for the indexes has been established (Schabron et al. 2001a, 2001b, 2001c). For the first time, a few simple measurements indicates how close undesired coke formation is on the coke formation induction time line. The Coking Indexes can lead to new process controls that can improve refinery distillation efficiency by several percentage points. Petroleum residua consist of an ordered continuum of solvated polar materials usually referred to as asphaltenes dispersed in a lower polarity solvent phase held together by intermediate polarity materials usually referred to as resins. The Coking Indexes focus on the amount of these intermediate polarity species since coke formation begins when these are depleted. Currently the Coking Indexes are determined by either titration or solubility measurements which must be performed in a laboratory. In the current work, various spectral, microscopic, and thermal techniques possibly leading to on-line analysis were explored for measuring the Coking Indexes.

WRI

2002-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world  

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Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world LANL statistical tools have helped create Reliability Technology (RT), which increases the overall fraction of productive manufacturing time, or "uptime," for its internal manufacturing lines. April 3, 2012 Improving consumer value through enhanced performance around the world Reliability Technology (RT) is a comprehensive reliability engineering system developed by P&G to increase the overall fraction of productive manufacturing time, or "uptime" for its internal manufacturing lines. The genesis for the system came from the large amount of runtime data collected on P&G's manufacturing lines, coupled with the Laboratory's

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201

Secretary Chu Announces New Institute to Help Scientists Improve Massive  

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New Institute to Help Scientists Improve New Institute to Help Scientists Improve Massive Data Set Research on DOE Supercomputers Secretary Chu Announces New Institute to Help Scientists Improve Massive Data Set Research on DOE Supercomputers March 29, 2012 - 2:48pm Addthis Washington D.C. - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $5 million to establish the Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) Institute as part of the Obama Administration's "Big Data Research and Development Initiative," which was announced this morning and takes aim at improving the nation's ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data. Led by the Energy Department's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the SDAV Institute will bring together the expertise of six national laboratories

202

Tevatron improvement program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A modest Tevatron improvement program is suggested which would provide a storage ring for dedicated use as a p anti p collider at 2 TeV (cm) and as an ep collider at 0.2 TeV (cm). It could also serve as a useful test facility for some of the new developments necessary for an economical SSC. Because use could be made of utilities and facilities that are already installed as part of the tevatron, the cost of the p anti p option might be about 100 million dollars (not including the interaction halls or detectors). The additional cost of a 10 x 1000 GeV' ep option might be about 70 million dollars. The experimental facilities at B and D of the Tevatron might be extended for use with the new collider. As the technology of superconducting magnets develops, the cm energy of the p anti p and the ep colliders might be doubled. The intention is either to double the capability of TeV I and TeV II, or to extend the capability by addition of an ep facility. Alternatively, by adding another proton ring, a high luminosity pp facility might also result.

Wilson, R.R.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffractometer data collecting method and apparatus  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Diffractometer data is collected without the use of a movable receiving s. A scanning device, positioned in the diffractometer between a sample and detector, varies the amount of the beam diffracted from the sample that is received by the detector in such a manner that the beam is detected in an integrated form. In one embodiment, a variable diameter beam stop is used which comprises a drop of mercury captured between a pair of spaced sheets and disposed in the path of the diffracted beam. By varying the spacing between the sheets, the diameter of the mercury drop is varied. In another embodiment, an adjustable iris diaphragm is positioned in the path of the diffracted beam and the iris opening is adjusted to control the amount of the beam reaching the detector.

Steinmeyer, Peter A. (Farmington, NM)

1991-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

204

Dynamical Collective Calculation of Supernova Neutrino Signals  

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We present the first calculations with three flavors of collective and shock wave effects for neutrino propagation in core-collapse supernovae using hydrodynamical density profiles and the S matrix formalism. We explore the interplay between the neutrino-neutrino interaction and the effects of multiple resonances upon the time signal of positrons in supernova observatories. A specific signature is found for the inverted hierarchy and a large third neutrino mixing angle and we predict, in this case, a dearth of lower energy positrons in Cherenkov detectors midway through the neutrino signal and the simultaneous revelation of valuable information about the original fluxes. We show that this feature is also observable with current generation neutrino detectors at the level of several sigmas.

Gava, Jerome; Kneller, James; Volpe, Cristina; McLaughlin, G. C. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, F-91406 Orsay cedex, CNRS/IN2P3 and University of Paris-XI (France); Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8202 (United States)

2009-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

205

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This report describes work performed during the second year of the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' The project has two objectives. The first objective is to identify gel compositions and conditions that substantially reduce flow through fractures that allow direct channeling between wells, while leaving secondary fractures open so that high fluid injection and production rates can be maintained. The second objective is to optimize treatments in fractured production wells, where the gel must reduce permeability to water much more than that to oil. Pore-level images from X-ray computed microtomography were re-examined for Berea sandstone and porous polyethylene. This analysis suggests that oil penetration through gel-filled pores occurs by a gel-dehydration mechanism, rather than a gel-ripping mechanism. This finding helps to explain why aqueous gels can reduce permeability to water more than to oil. We analyzed a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel treatment in a production well in the Arbuckle formation. The availability of accurate pressure data before, during, and after the treatment was critical for the analysis. After the gel treatment, water productivity was fairly constant at about 20% of the pre-treatment value. However, oil productivity was stimulated by a factor of 18 immediately after the treatment. During the six months after the treatment, oil productivity gradually decreased to approach the pre-treatment value. To explain this behavior, we proposed that the fracture area open to oil flow was increased substantially by the gel treatment, followed by a gradual closing of the fractures during subsequent production. For a conventional Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel, the delay between gelant preparation and injection into a fracture impacts the placement, leakoff, and permeability reduction behavior. Formulations placed as partially formed gels showed relatively low pressure gradients during placement, and yet substantially reduced the flow capacity of fractures (with widths from 1 to 4 mm) during brine and oil flow after placement. Regardless of gel age before placement, very little gel washed out from the fractures during brine or oil flow. However, increased brine or oil flow rate and cyclic injection of oil and water significantly decreased the level of permeability reduction. A particular need exists for gels that can plug large apertures (e.g., wide fractures and vugs). Improved mechanical strength and stability were demonstrated (in 1- to 4-mm-wide fractures) for a gel that contained a combination of high- and low-molecular weight polymers. This gel reduced the flow capacity of 2- and 4-mm-wide fractures by 260,000. In a 1-mm-wide fracture, it withstood 26 psi/ft without allowing any brine flow through the fracture. Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gels exhibited disproportionate permeability reduction in fractures. The effect was most pronounced when the gel was placed as gelant or partially formed gels. The effect occurred to a modest extent with concentrated gels and with gels that were ''fully formed'' when placed. The effect was not evident in tubes. We explored swelling polymers for plugging fractures. Polymer suspensions were quickly prepared and injected. In concept, the partially dissolved polymer would lodge and swell to plug the fracture. For three types of swelling polymers, behavior was promising. However, additional development is needed before their performance will be superior to that of conventional gels.

Randall S. Seright

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Structure and Collective Excitations of He-4 Clusters  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

generalized Feynman eigenvalue equation. We determine the systematic variation of collective energies with cluster size, demonstrate the existence of persistent oscillations in transition densities, evaluate the strength of collective modes quantitatively...

Chin, Siu A.; KROTSCHECK, E.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NNSA participates in cloud-based radiation data collection drill...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

were collected and validated during this one-day drill . The RadResponder Network is a mobile, cloud-based radiation data collection system that provides federal and state, local,...

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Collective Impact for Zero Net Energy Homes | Department of Energy  

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

Collective Impact for Zero Net Energy Homes Collective Impact for Zero Net Energy Homes This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America meeting on...

209

Data collection and management of a mobile sensor platform  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis explores the development of a platform to better collect and manage data from multiple senor inputs mounted on a car sensor platform. Specifically, focusing on the collection and synchronization of multiple ...

Rosenfeld, Abraham M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Collects $80,000 Civil Penalty From Showerhead Manufacturer...  

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

Collects 80,000 Civil Penalty From Showerhead Manufacturer DOE Collects 80,000 Civil Penalty From Showerhead Manufacturer August 10, 2011 - 4:54pm Addthis The DOE Office of...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Laws and Incentives Data Collection Methods  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

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

212

CONFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT USING GELS  

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This technical progress report describes work performed from September 1, 2003, through February 29, 2004, for the project, ''Conformance Improvement Using Gels.'' We examined the properties of several ''partially formed'' gels that were formulated with a combination of high and low molecular weight HPAM polymers. After placement in 4-mm-wide fractures, these gels required about 25 psi/ft for brine to breach the gel (the best performance to date in fractures this wide). After this breach, stabilized residual resistance factors decreased significantly with increased flow rate. Also, residual resistance factors were up to 9 times greater for water than for oil. Nevertheless, permeability reduction factors were substantial for both water and oil flow. Gel with 2.5% chopped fiberglass effectively plugged 4-mm-wide fractures if a 0.5-mm-wide constriction was present. The ability to screen-out at a constriction appears crucial for particulate incorporation to be useful in plugging fractures. In addition to fiberglass, we examined incorporation of polypropylene fibers into gels. Once dispersed in brine or gelant, the polypropylene fibers exhibited the least gravity segregation of any particulate that we have tested to date. In fractures with widths of at least 2 mm, 24-hr-old gels (0.5% high molecular weight HPAM) with 0.5% fiber did not exhibit progressive plugging during placement and showed extrusion pressure gradients similar to those of gels without the fiber. The presence of the fiber roughly doubled the gel's resistance to first breach by brine flow. The breaching pressure gradients were not as large as for gels made with high and low molecular weight polymers (mentioned above). However, their material requirements and costs (i.e., polymer and/or particulate concentrations) were substantially lower than for those gels. A partially formed gel made with 0.5% HPAM did not enter a 0.052-mm-wide fracture when applying a pressure gradient of 65 psi/ft. This result suggests a lower limit of fracture width for entry of formed or partially formed gels (when reasonable pressure gradients are applied). In unfractured porous rock, we investigated the time dependence of oil and water permeabilities during various cycles of oil and water injection after placement of a Cr(III)-acetate-HPAM gel. Permeability to water stabilized rapidly (within 1 pore volume, PV), while permeability to oil stabilized gradually over the course of 100 PV. The behavior was surprisingly insensitive to core material (strongly water-wet Berea sandstone and strongly oil-wet porous polyethylene), core permeability (740 to 10,000 md), and applied pressure gradient (10 to 100 psi/ft).

Randall S. Seright

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques for External Portfolios  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This document contains the transcript for the Benchmarking Outreach and Data Collection Techniques webinar, held on April 25, 2013.

214

Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Performance  

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

Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Nanolubricants to Improve Chiller Performance Mark Kedzierski NIST MAK@NIST.GOV 301 975 5282 April 3, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: Enabling technology for improving the efficiency of chillers that cool large buildings with nanolubricants. (Nanolubricants are not currently used in chillers.) Develop fundamental understanding of how nanolubricants enhance refrigerant/nanolubricant. What nanoparticle size,

215

Nuclear Collective Motion from a Group Theoretical Standpoint  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......for calculating the energy spectrum that depends...Introduction The theory of nuclear collective motion...to have a discrete energy sp~ctrum. This...on the subject of nuclear collective motions...model and derive the energy spectrum. *) Supported...2. Survey on the nuclear collective motions......

P. Truini; G. Cassinelli; L. C. Biedenharn

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

DATA TRANSMISSION OPTIONS FOR VMT DATA AND FEE COLLECTION CENTERS  

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, VMT fee, data processing, fuel tax alternatives, fee collection center, customer service center 18DATA TRANSMISSION OPTIONS FOR VMT DATA AND FEE COLLECTION CENTERS by Robert L. Bertini Kerri-based fee collection centers, including the identification of issues related to data transmission, data

Bertini, Robert L.

217

RALTR97031 The RutherfordBoeing Sparse Matrix Collection 1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RAL­TR­97­031 The Rutherford­Boeing Sparse Matrix Collection 1 Iain S. Duff 2 , Roger G. Grimes 3 , and John G. Lewis 3 ABSTRACT The Rutherford­Boeing Sparse Matrix Collection is a large and actively growing are also presented. The Rutherford­Boeing Sparse Matrix Collection greatly extends its predecessor

Mihajlovic, Milan D.

218

Probabilistic Data Fusion on a Large Document Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and applies probFuse to the much larger Web Track document collection from the 2004 Text REtreival Conference, the document collection used (the Web Track from the TREC-2004 conference) is much larger than those usedProbabilistic Data Fusion on a Large Document Collection David Lillis, Fergus Toolan, Rem Collier

Hammerton, James

219

Floral oil collection by male Tetrapedia bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Tetrapediini)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Floral oil collection by male Tetrapedia bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Tetrapediini) Simone C 2011 ­ Accepted 23 June 2011 Abstract ­ Several groups of solitary bees, known as oil-collecting bees, oil-collecting bees belong to the tribes Centridini, Tapinotaspidini, and Tetrapediini (Apidae: Apinae

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Magnetic and collective rotation in 79Br  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Excited states of the nucleus 79Br were investigated via the reaction 76Ge(7Li,4n) at a beam energy of 35 MeV. Coincidence data of emitted ? rays were measured with an arrangement of six EUROBALL CLUSTER detectors. The E2 bands built on the 9/2+ and 3/2- states were extended up to J=37/2 at E?8.8?MeV. The M1 band starting with a 15/2- state at 2.6 MeV was observed up to J=(29/2) at E=6.4?MeV. Crossover E2 transitions within this band were observed for the first time. Mean lifetimes of 17 levels were deduced using the Doppler-shift-attenuation method. The M1 band can be described within the tilted-axis-cranking model on the basis of the tilted three-quasiparticle configuration ?(g9/2)??(g9/2)??(fp) which has a triaxial shape. This band appears as a mixed case including contributions of both magnetic and collective rotation.

R. Schwengner; F. Dönau; T. Servene; H. Schnare; J. Reif; G. Winter; L. Käubler; H. Prade; S. Skoda; J. Eberth; H. G. Thomas; F. Becker; B. Fiedler; S. Freund; S. Kasemann; T. Steinhardt; O. Thelen; T. Härtlein; C. Ender; F. Köck; P. Reiter; D. Schwalm

2002-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Improve Your Boiler's Combustion Efficiency  

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This revised ITP tip sheet on boiler combustion efficiency provides how-to advice for improving industrial steam systems using low-cost, proven practices and technologies.

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2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Improving Design with Agents, Improving Agents by Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

DCB 1 WPI Improving Design with Agents, or, Improving Agents by Design David C. Brown AI in Design ASSUMPTION Ã? Assume that the design environment is built using agents. i.e., situated, autonomous, flexible Ã?'s future design and synthesis environment will be built as a real multi-agent system. In what follows, we

Brown, David C.

223

Improved liquid-film electron stripper  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved liquid-film electron stripper particularly for high intensity heavy ion beams which produces constant regenerated, stable, free-standing liquid films having an adjustable thickness between 0.3 to 0.05 microns. The improved electron stripper is basically composed of at least one high speed, rotating disc with a very sharp, precision-like, ground edge on one side of the disc's periphery and with highly polished, flat, radial surface adjacent the sharp edge. A fine stream of liquid, such as oil, impinges at a 90/sup 0/ angle adjacent the disc's sharp outer edge. Film terminators, located at a selected distance from the disc perimeter are positioned approximately perpendicular to the film. The terminators support, shape, and stretch the film and are arranged to assist in the prevention of liquid droplet formation by directing the collected film to a reservoir below without breaking or interfering with the film. One embodiment utilizes two rotating discs and associated terminators, with the discs rotating so as to form films in opposite directions, and with the second disc being located down beam-line relative to the first disc.

Gavin, B.F.

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Human biospecimens are subjected to collection, processing, and storage that can significantly alter their molecular composition and consistency. These biospecimen preanalytical factors, in turn, influence experimental outcomes and the ability to reproduce scientific results. Currently, the extent and type of information specific to the biospecimen preanalytical conditions reported in scientific publications and regulatory submissions varies widely. To improve the quality of research that uses human tissues, it is crucial that information on the handling of biospecimens be reported in a thorough, accurate, and standardized manner. The Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ) recommendations outlined herein are intended to apply to any study in which human biospecimens are used. The purpose of reporting these details is to supply others, from researchers to regulators, with more consistent and standardized information to better evaluate, interpret, compare, and reproduce the experimental results. The BRISQ guidelines are proposed as an important and timely resource tool to strengthen communication and publications on biospecimen-related research and to help reassure patient contributors and the advocacy community that their contributions are valued and respected.

Moore, Ph.D., Helen M.; Kelly, Ph.D., Andrea B.; Jewell, Ph.D., Scott D.; McShane, Ph.D., Lisa M.; Clark, M.D., Douglas P.; Greenspan, M.D., Renata; Hayes, M.D., Daniel F.; Hainaut, Ph.D., Pierre; Kim, Paula; Mansfield, Ph.D., Elizabeth A.; Potapova, Ph.D., Olga; Riegman, Ph.D., Peter; Rubinstein, Ph.D., Yaffa; Seijo, M.S., Edward; Somiari, Ph.D., Stella; Chir., B; Weier, Ph.D., Heinz-Ulrich; Zhu, Ph.D., Claire; Vaught, Ph.D., Jim; Watson,M.B., Peter

2010-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

225

Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Human biospecimens are subjected to collection, processing, and storage that can significantly alter their molecular composition and consistency. These biospecimen preanalytical factors, in turn, influence experimental outcomes and the ability to reproduce scientific results. Currently, the extent and type of information specific to the biospecimen preanalytical conditions reported in scientific publications and regulatory submissions varies widely. To improve the quality of research that uses human tissues, it is crucial that information on the handling of biospecimens be reported in a thorough, accurate, and standardized manner. The Biospecimen Reporting for Improved Study Quality (BRISQ) recommendations outlined herein are intended to apply to any study in which human biospecimens are used. The purpose of reporting these details is to supply others, from researchers to regulators, with more consistent and standardized information to better evaluate, interpret, compare, and reproduce the experimental results. The BRISQ guidelines are proposed as an important and timely resource tool to strengthen communication and publications on biospecimen-related research and to help reassure patient contributors and the advocacy community that their contributions are valued and respected.

National Cancer Institute; Jewell, Ph.D., Scott D.; Seijo, M.S., Edward; Kelly, Ph.D., Andrea; Somiari, Ph.D., Stella; B.Chir., M.B.; McShane, Ph.D., Lisa M.; Clark, M.D., Douglas; Greenspan, M.D., Renata; Hayes, M.D., Daniel F.; Hainaut, Ph.D., M.S., Pierre; Kim, Paula; Mansfield, Ph.D., Elizabeth; Potapova, Ph.D., Olga; Riegman, Ph.D., Peter; Rubinstein, Ph.D., Yaffa; Weier, Ph.D., Heinz-Ulrich; Zhu, Ph.D., Claire; Moore, Ph.D., Helen M.; Vaught, Ph.D., Jim; Watson, Peter

2010-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

226

Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting | Department of Energy  

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

Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting The Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting business line is responsive to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) need for timely, accurate, and detailed analysis reporting on the project portfolio. The team collects, tracks and centralizes financial and programmatic information on projects and recipients, and collaborates with internal stakeholders. The team responds to critical data requests, providing answers to inquiries from Congressional, White House, and other stakeholders. Responsibilities Serves as a high-level, single point of contact for inquiries about EERE project activities Verifies and validates project performance and provides targeted

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2008 ITE Data Collection Project Proposal Project Type: Outdoor Sport Field Trip and Parking Generation Data Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2008 ITE Data Collection Project Proposal Project Type: Outdoor Sport Field Trip and Parking Generation Data Collection The Portland State University ITE Chapter proposes to collect multimodal trip and parking generation data for an outdoor school sport field. This effort is intended to complement

Bertini, Robert L.

228

Microscopic Description of Nuclear Collective Rotation by Means of the Self-Consistent Collective Coordinate Method: Occurrence Mechanism of Collective Rotation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......Ibaraki 305 *) Institute for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo...minimum as the origin of the nuclear collective rotation, the self-consistent...Expansion of the Rotational Energy Jun Terasaki Progress of Theoretical...Microscopic Description of Nuclear Collective Rotation in Band-Crossing......

Jun Terasaki; Toshio Marumori; Fumihiko Sakata

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Launches Comprehensive Flickr Collection | Department of Energy  

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EM Launches Comprehensive Flickr Collection EM Launches Comprehensive Flickr Collection EM Launches Comprehensive Flickr Collection August 9, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis A screenshot shows the EM Flickr Collection, which organizes more than 1,100 photos from around the EM complex. A screenshot shows the EM Flickr Collection, which organizes more than 1,100 photos from around the EM complex. WASHINGTON, D.C. - EM recently established an EM Flickr Collection, which organizes over 1,100 photos from around the EM complex. This collection is intended to be a resource for anyone in search of photographs of EM's nuclear cleanup activities, from enormous demolition projects to intricate groundwater cleanup. EM will continually update the compilation with new images. The Flickr photos are easy to view and download and use in their original,

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Supertruck - Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated...  

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

Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated Vehicle, Engine and Powertrain Research Supertruck - Improving Transportation Efficiency through Integrated Vehicle, Engine...

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Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection...  

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

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency...

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City of Fort Collins Comment on Information Collection Extension, October  

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

City of Fort Collins Comment on Information Collection Extension, City of Fort Collins Comment on Information Collection Extension, October 2011 City of Fort Collins Comment on Information Collection Extension, October 2011 The City of Fort Collins provided comments to the Department of Energy's notice of intent to seek approval of an extension of Information Collection 1910-5149 for Recovery Act Smart Grid Investment Grant reporting for four years, which was published in the Federal Register August 10, 2011, Vol. 76, No. 154, page 49460. Fort Collins finds the current collection period burdensome and recommends quarterly reporting. View information on Recovery Act Smart Grid Investment Grants. View the Federal Register Notice. City of Fort Collins FRN Information Collection comments.pdf More Documents & Publications

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COLLOQUIUM: Cybersnooping: Collection and Analysis of Metadata and Content  

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November 20, 2013, 4:00pm to 5:15pm November 20, 2013, 4:00pm to 5:15pm Colloquia MBG Auditorium COLLOQUIUM: Cybersnooping: Collection and Analysis of Metadata and Content Professor Edward Felten Princeton University Abstract: COLL.11.20.13.pdf Recent reports indicate that governments (and perhaps others) have been collecting large amount of metadata and possibly content of phone calls, emails, and other communications. This talk will review what we know about current collection activities, and will consider the potential privacy implications of the collected information. Metadata collection in particular has significant privacy impact, especially when analyzed across a large population over time. Finally, the talk will consider the impact of collection activities on public policy, the relationship between online

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improve | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

improve improve Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 17 September, 2013 - 12:39 Are you willing to reply to a text message once a day with information about your comfort level at your indoor location? building comfort design improve incentive indoor message sms text Yes 60% (3 votes) No 0% (0 votes) Maybe if I had an incentive 20% (1 vote) Maybe if my reply is confidential and anonymous 0% (0 votes) Maybe if the data will be used to improve building design 20% (1 vote) Total votes: 5 Buildings account for roughly 40% of all U.S. energy use (70% of all electricity): residential buildings account for 22% of all U.S. energy use and commercial buildings account for 18% of all U.S. energy use[i]. There is an unanswered need for information about buildings in use and how building design affects building occupant comfort, productivity, and, by

235

Detecting Discrepancies and Improving Intelligibility  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Detecting Discrepancies and Improving Intelligibility: Two Preliminary Evaluations of RIPTIDES evaluations of RIPTIDES, a sys- tem that combines information extraction (IE), extraction-based sum unduly sacrificing content relevance. 1 Introduction We report on two preliminary evaluations of RIPTIDES

Wagstaff, Kiri L.

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Collection and processing data for high quality CCD images.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Coherent Change Detection (CCD) with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images is a technique whereby very subtle temporal changes can be discerned in a target scene. However, optimal performance requires carefully matching data collection geometries and adjusting the processing to compensate for imprecision in the collection geometries. Tolerances in the precision of the data collection are discussed, and anecdotal advice is presented for optimum CCD performance. Processing considerations are also discussed.

Doerry, Armin Walter

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prescription to Improve Thermoelectric Efficiency  

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PRESCRIPTION TO IMPROVE THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY A Thesis by SHIV AKARSH MEKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... May 2010 Major Subject: Materials Science and Engineering PRESCRIPTION TO IMPROVE THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY A Thesis by SHIV AKARSH MEKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Meka, Shiv Akarsh

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - S07374_Prelim Eval Trench 1 Collection Drain  

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Preliminary Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain Area of the Shiprock, New Mexico, Site June 2011 LMS/SHP/S07374 ESL-RPT-2011-03 Cover Photo: Trench 1 Collection Drain on Floodplain LMS/SHP/S07374 ESL-RPT-2011-03 Preliminary Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain Area of the Shiprock, New Mexico, Site June 2011 This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Preliminary Evaluation of the Trench 1 Collection Drain Floodplain Area of the Shiprock Site June 2011 Doc. No. S07374 Page i Contents Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................. iv

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Heterogeneous ice nucleation and water uptake by field-collected...  

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properties through heterogeneous nucleation is not well understood. Heterogeneous ice nucleation and water uptake by ambient particles collected from urban environments in...

240

Political-economic processes and collective decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

model of the political economic process? There is a preciseto model a political-economic process. We point out that in1994 Economic~ POLITICAL ECONOMIC PROCESSES AND COLLECTIVE

Rausser, Gordon C.; Simon, Leo K.; van 't Veld, Klaas T.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

On the asymptotic methods for nuclear collective models  

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Contractions of orthogonal groups to Euclidean groups are applied to analytic descriptions of nuclear quantum phase transitions. The semiclassical asymptotic of multipole collective Hamiltonians are also investigated.

A. C. Gheorghe; A. A. Raduta

2009-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Thermal Energy Collection from Precast Concrete Roof Assemblies.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The development of precast concrete housing systems provides an opportunity to easily and inexpensively incorporate solar energy collection by casting collector tubes into the roof… (more)

Abbott, Ashley Burnett

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Project...

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Truck Duty Cycle and Performance Data Collection and Analysis...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Duty Cycle and Performance Data Collection and Analysis Program 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Microsoft Word - IEEEFieldDataCollectionPaperRev2.doc  

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DATA COLLECTION FOR QUANTIFICATION OF RELIABILITY AND AVAILABILITY FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS Elmer Collins, Jeff Mahn, Michael Mundt, Jennifer Granata and Michael Quintana Sandia...

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Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management...  

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Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release;...

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On a new collection of stochastic linear programming test problems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new test problem collection for stochastic linear programming that the authors have recently begun to ...

K. A. Ariyawansa

248

Flash Memory Garbage Collection in Hard Real-Time Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-date behavior and time consuming garbage collection mechanism, NAND-based flash memory is difficult to integrate into hard-real-time embedded systems. In this thesis, I propose a performance model for flash memory garbage collection that can be used...

Lai, Chien-An

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

249

LCA-based Selection for XML Document Collections Georgia Koloniari  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LCA-based Selection for XML Document Collections Georgia Koloniari Department of Computer Science in the collection to the query. We consider keyword queries and support Lowest Common Ancestor (LCA) semantics of the LCA of those nodes in the XML docu- ment that contain the query keywords. To avoid evaluating queries

Pitoura, Evaggelia

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UNRESPONSIVENESS-TOLERANT COLLECTIVE COMMUNICATION SCOTT DOV PAKIN  

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perform only as well as their slowest (i.e., least responsive) participant. As cluster sizes scale upUNRESPONSIVENESS-TOLERANT COLLECTIVE COMMUNICATION BY SCOTT DOV PAKIN B.S., Carnegie Mellon, 1992 M at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 Urbana, Illinois #12;© Copyright by Scott Pakin, 2001 #12;#12;Abstract Collective

Pakin, Scott

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FINDING AID FOR THE MACDONALD COLLECTION Alan N. Queen  

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FINDING AID FOR THE MACDONALD COLLECTION Alan N. Queen Binghamton University, State University) 777-6500 DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY Title THE MACDONALD COLLECTION ID Extent 8.75 linear ft. Repository in 2012. INTRODCTION Dr. Jeremiah MacDonald (1859-1918) Just before his death in 1918, Jeremiah MacDonald

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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DHS begins 10 fingerprint collection for US-VISIT  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now collecting additional fingerprints from international visitors arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles). The change is part of the department's upgrade from two- to 10-fingerprint collection in order to enhance security and fingerprint matching accuracy.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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France at War: Additions to the War Poster Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a collection of eighty-five French posters from the First and Second World Wars. These add to Yale's extensive War Poster Collection, which has over 500 French posters from World War I but very few from World War of formats, includ- ing books, maps and atlases, pamphlets, music, broad- First North American Contributor

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General Chemistry Collection for Students on CD-ROM  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

General Chemistry Collection for Students on CD-ROM ... The JCE: Software General Chemistry Collection CD-ROM contains software intended for use by introductory level chemistry students. ... All of this popular, previously published, peer-reviewed software is now available on a single CD-ROM for convenient access by students. ...

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Optical collection efficiency function in single-molecule detection experiments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Optical collection efficiency function in single-molecule detection experiments Jo¨ rg Enderlein and W. Patrick Ambrose The optical collection efficiency function for an optical system on a geometrical optics approx- imation are presented. Comparison is made with exact wave optics calculations

Enderlein, Jörg

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Verification of Parallel Garbage Collection by Abstract Model Checking  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

have a finite state space provided that the abstraction mapping is powerful. M¨uller and Nipkow's work working on abstract model checking. In Section 4, the abstractions we defined on garbage #12; collectionVerification of Parallel Garbage Collection by Abstract Model Checking (Extended Abstract) Masami

Hagiya, Masami

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State Geological Survey Contributions to NGDS Data Development, Collection  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Geological Survey Contributions to NGDS Data Development, Collection Geological Survey Contributions to NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title State Geological Survey Contributions to NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Project Type / Topic 2 Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance Project Description The project is expected to make large quantities of geothermal-relevant geoscience data held by the State Geological Surveys available via the NGDS. State Arizona Objectives Expand and enhance the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) by creating a national, sustainable, distributed, interoperable network of state geological survey-based data providers that will develop, collect, serve, and maintain geothermalrelevant data that operates as an integral compliant component of NGDS.

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Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and  

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Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar Topics: Resource assessment, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset, Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/47465.pdf Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data Screenshot References: CSP Guide[1] Logo: Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data

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Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76,  

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54 - Aug. 10, 2011 54 - Aug. 10, 2011 Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 154 - Aug. 10, 2011 The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's intent to request OMB to renew Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 for an additional four years that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before October 11, 2011. ICR, OMB1910.5149.pdf More Documents & Publications Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 195 - Oct. 7, 2011 Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal

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Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal  

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00 - May 25, 2010 00 - May 25, 2010 Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 75, No. 100 - May 25, 2010 Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection. The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comments on DOE's intent to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the emergency Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 that DOE is developing for submission to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Federal Register Volume 75 No 100. Federal Register notice for the Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection, May 25, 2010. More Documents & Publications Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal

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Sandia collects gifts for foster children | National Nuclear Security  

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collects gifts for foster children | National Nuclear Security collects gifts for foster children | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Sandia collects gifts for foster children Sandia collects gifts for foster children Posted By Office of Public Affairs Employees at Sandia National Laboratories collected enough gifts for more

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Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76,  

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95 - Oct. 7, 2011 95 - Oct. 7, 2011 Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 195 - Oct. 7, 2011 The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on DOE's request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for three years the emergency Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No. 1910-5149 that DOE is submitting to OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before November 7, 2011 2011-26061 OE FRN ARRA ICR 30.pdf More Documents & Publications Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal Register Notice Volume 76, No. 154 - Aug. 10, 2011 Department of Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection: Federal

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Conditions for collection efficiencies greater than one hundred percent  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An account is given for the conditions under which the collection efficiency is hydrogenated amorphous silicon pin-diodes increases to values larger than 100%. By specific bias illumination through the p-side bias generated photocarriers are collected under certain probe beam conditions of the collection efficiency measurement, leading to apparent large collection efficiencies. By numerical modeling they investigated the influence of the diode thickness, bias photon flux and probe absorption coefficient as well as applied voltage for possible sensor applications which may utilize this optical amplifying principle. The alternative with bias light through the n-side and probe light through the p-side is also explored. Collection efficiency values determined by the photogating of bias generated holes become only slightly larger than 100% in contrast to the electron case where values in excess of 3,000% are presented.

Brueggemann, R.; Zollondz, J.H.; Main, C.; Gao, W.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Broadcasting collective operation contributions throughout a parallel computer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for broadcasting collective operation contributions throughout a parallel computer. The parallel computer includes a plurality of compute nodes connected together through a data communications network. Each compute node has a plurality of processors for use in collective parallel operations on the parallel computer. Broadcasting collective operation contributions throughout a parallel computer according to embodiments of the present invention includes: transmitting, by each processor on each compute node, that processor's collective operation contribution to the other processors on that compute node using intra-node communications; and transmitting on a designated network link, by each processor on each compute node according to a serial processor transmission sequence, that processor's collective operation contribution to the other processors on the other compute nodes using inter-node communications.

Faraj, Ahmad (Rochester, MN)

2012-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

265

An Improved Tissue Culture System  

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Improved Improved Tissue Culture System for Embryogenic Callus Production and Plant Regeneration in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Jason N. Burris & David G. J. Mann & Blake L. Joyce & C. Neal Stewart Jr. Published online: 10 October 2009 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. 2009 Abstract The increased emphasis on research of dedicated biomass and biofuel crops begs for biotechnology method improvements. For switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), one limitation is inefficient tissue culture and transformation systems. The objectives of this study were to investigate the utility of a new medium described here, LP9, for the production and maintenance of switchgrass callus and its regeneration, which also enables genetic transformation. LP9 medium is not based on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium, the basal medium that all published switchgrass transformation has been

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HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses  

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HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses HVAC Improvements for Existing Houses Speaker(s): Chryséis Bovagnet Date: September 5, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Many older houses in the US are either not well designed from a thermal point of view or have HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems in need of repairs or improvements. The building envelopes tend to have poor insulation and lots of leakage, and the HVAC systems are inefficient. The cooling/heating equipment is often located outside of the conditioned space (e.g. in attics or crawlspaces) with ducts that leak and have poor insulation, which cause energy loss and bad occupant comfort on peak days or in extreme climates. We developed a series of retrofits that will allow us to reduce the energy consumption of residential HVAC

267

Improving Process Cooling Tower Eddiciency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 7 Improving Cooling Tower Efficiency ? Two Improvements in Capacity/Performance 1. Filtration for water quality control Side stream filtration Make up water quality...-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 2 Types of Cooling Towers Forced Draft Towers ESL-IE-13-05-08 Proceedings of the Thrity-Fifth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 21-24, 2013 3 Types...

Turpish, W.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Umatilla River Subbasin Fish Habitat Improvement; 1993 Annual Report.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This annual report is in fulfillment of contract obligations with Bonneville Power Administration which is the funding source for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife`s Umatilla Basin Habitat Improvement Project. Major activities undertaken during this report period included: (1) procurement of one access easement with a private landowner, (2) design, layout, and implementation of 3.36 miles of instream structure maintenance, (3) inspection and routine maintenance of 15.1 miles of fence, (4) revegetation along 3.36 miles of stream, (5) collection and summarization of physical and biological monitoring data, (6) extensive interagency coordination, and (7) environmental education activities with local high school students.

Bailey, Timothy D.; Laws, Troy S. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Thermophoresis and its thermal parameters for aerosol collection  

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Thermophoresis and its thermal parameters for aerosol collection Thermophoresis and its thermal parameters for aerosol collection Title Thermophoresis and its thermal parameters for aerosol collection Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2007 Authors Huang, Zhuo, Michael G. Apte, and Lara A. Gundel Journal U.S. Department of Energy Journal of Undergraduate Research Volume 7 Pagination 37-42 Abstract The particle collection effi ciency of a prototype environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) sampler based on the use of thermophoresis is determined by optimizing the operational voltage that determines its thermal gradient. This sampler's heating element was made of three sets of thermophoretic (TP) wires 25µm in diameter suspended across a channel cut in a printed circuit board and mounted with collection surfaces on both sides. The separation between the heating element and the room temperature collection surface was determined in a numerical simulation based on the Brock-Talbot model. Other thermal parameters of this TP ETS sampler were predicted by the Brock-Talbot model for TP deposition. From the normalized results the optimal collection ratio was expressed in terms of operational voltage and fi lter mass. Prior to the Brock-Talbot model simulation for this sampler, 1.0V was used arbitrarily. The operational voltage was raised

270

Measuring and Improving Cell Capability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Measuring and Improving Cell Capability by Tom Bering Rate Parts / Hour Parts / Car Good Parts 1000 ppm defects/part 1 ppm defects/part 0.1 ppm defects/part 0.001 ppm defects/part 3600 Good Parts / Hour Defect Every 20 Min. Defect Every 2 Weeks Defect Every 20 Weeks Defect Every 40 Years 5000 Good Parts = 1

Bone, Gary

271

Managing Critical Management Improvement Initiatives  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

Provides requirements and responsibilities for planning, executing and assessing critical management improvement initiatives within DOE. DOE N 251.59, dated 9/27/2004, extends this Notice until 10/01/2005. Archived 11-8-10. Does not cancel other directives.

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Data Collection for the Bonneville Power Administration Project on Wind Loading of Transmission Conductors  

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ABSTRACT The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) project, “Wind Effects on Conductors for Span Factors” was established to determine the relationship between actual and theoretical wind loads on overhead transmission conductors. This study aims to improve BPA transmission line design methods and criteria as they relate to wind conditions in the Pacific Northwest. For the past seven years, BPA has collected data from seven sites in the Pacific Northwest. Measurements of wind speeds and directions, ambient temperatures and barometric pressures, and conductor swing angles enable engineers to compare measured wind loads on conductors to theoretical values. Impact of such variables as height of conductor, span lengths and conductor diameter are also investigated. Three sites were instrumented with vertically arranged anemometers to measure wind speed as a function of height above ground. This paper covers site determination, instrumentation, data collection, and some site maintenance and operation challenges. The maintenance and manipulation of the very large data base that has been collected is discussed. As data analysis is not yet finished, final results are not included.

H.W. VOLPE

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

the Meridianthe Meridian HomelandImprovement, Inc.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to collect storm water drainage Non-off gassing and formaldehyde-free furnishings Spray foam insulation

Netoff, Theoden

274

Sustaining Performance Improvements in Energy Intensive Industries  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Experience has shown that significant opportunity for performance improvements exists in energy intensive operations. Often, efforts to improve efficiency focus on vendor-led initiatives to improve operations of particular equipment. This approach...

Moore, D. A.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN Department of Energy Headquarters  

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

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN Department of Energy Headquarters and the PREAMBLE This collective bargaining agreement is entered into to prescribe certain rights and obligations of the employees of the Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters represented by the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and to delineate procedures which are designed to meet the special requirements and needs of DOE Headquarters. The provisions of this agreement have been negotiated and should be interpreted in a manner consistent with the requirements of an effective and efficient Department. The Department of Energy Headquarters and the National

276

Adaptive Software Testing in the Context of an Improved Controlled Markov Chain Model  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Adaptive Software Testing in the Context of an Improved Controlled Markov Chain Model Hai Hu, Chang@buaa.edu.cn Abstract Adaptive software testing is the counterpart of adaptive control in software testing. It means that software testing strategy should be adjusted on- line by using the testing data collected during software

Kundu, Sukhamay

277

Giprokoks proposals for improvement in air quality at coke battery 1A of Radlin coke plant  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Coke battery 1A, which uses rammed batch, has gone into production at Radlin coke plant (Poland), on the basis of Giprokoks designs. Up-to-date dust-trapping methods are used for the first time within the aspiration systems in the coal-preparation shop and in improving dust collection within the production buildings.

T.F. Trembach; A.G. Klimenko [Giprokoks, the State Institute for the Design of Coke-Industry Enterprises, Kharkov (Ukraine)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience,...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014) Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November...

279

Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness...  

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

Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness and Protect Jobs Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects Improve Competitiveness and Protect Jobs U.S. Department of...

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Funding Opportunity Webinar - Advancing Solutions To Improve...  

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

Funding Opportunity Webinar - Advancing Solutions To Improve the Energy Efficiency of US Commercial Buildings Funding Opportunity Webinar - Advancing Solutions To Improve the...

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281

Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity...  

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

Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity Advanced Manufacturing Initiative Improves Turbine Blade Productivity May 20, 2011 - 2:56pm Addthis This is an...

282

2012 Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

2 Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan 2012 Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan This Project Plan is jointly developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of...

283

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection...  

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

Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites: Best Management Practices Case Study 12-LaboratoryMedical Equipment Water Efficiency Improvements...

284

Abuse Tolerance Improvements | Department of Energy  

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

Improvements Abuse Tolerance Improvements 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting...

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Y-12 collects nearly 600 coats | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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collects nearly 600 coats | National Nuclear Security Administration collects nearly 600 coats | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Y-12 collects nearly 600 coats Y-12 collects nearly 600 coats Posted By Office of Public Affairs Warm coats, big thanks As East Tennessee faces the coldest temperatures seen in a long while,

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Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from two geothermal  

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Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from two geothermal Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from two geothermal wells at Coso, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from two geothermal wells at Coso, California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Wellhead and downhole water samples were collected and analyzed from a 114.3-m well at Coso Hot Springs (Coso No. 1) and a 1477-m well (CGEH No. 1) 3.2 km to the west. The same chloride concentration is present in hot waters entering both wells (about 2350 mg/kg), indicating that a hot-water-dominated geothermal system is present. The maximum measured temperatures are 142 degrees C in the Coso No. 1 well and 195 degrees C in the CGEH No. 1 well. Cation and sulfate isotope geothermometers indicate

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Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and  

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Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Project Type / Topic 2 Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance Project Description In particular the efforts on document and core digitization, the recovery of the BEG geopressure data developed during the approximately $200 million project by DOE in the 1970-1980, the EGS data from the Fenton Hill experiments, and meta-data associated with US thermal mapping are crucial to be performed at this point because they are otherwise in danger of deterioration or complete loss.

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Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Business  

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Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Business Travel Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Business Travel October 7, 2013 - 1:27pm Addthis YOU ARE HERE Step 2 To evaluate a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions profile, most of the information required to support air travel demand management is currently available through Federal agency-level travel information systems, such as GovTrip. However, that information may not be distributed to programs, regional offices, and sites, which are in the best position to evaluate opportunities to reduce travel. Considerations that may help the agency determine the level at which data should be collected and analyzed include: Where are budgets and policies regarding travel made and modified?

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Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Buildings |  

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Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Buildings Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Buildings October 7, 2013 - 10:45am Addthis YOU ARE HERE Step 2 Strategic planning for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in buildings requires an understanding of a Federal agency's buildings portfolio, including which programs, building types, and sites contribute the most to the agency's emissions. The data described in Table 1 below will support this type of analysis. It is recommended that this information be collected at the agency and program level. Programs refer to major operating units within the agency where there is a significant degree of autonomy in planning and decision-making. In many cases, the type of data required for portfolio planning may already

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Definition: Data Collection and Mapping | Open Energy Information  

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Definition Definition Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Definition: Data Collection and Mapping Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Data Collection and Mapping Data collection and mapping techniques include a broad array of methods used for collecting information about a geothermal area directly in the field. Surface mapping, shallow temperature probe surveys, and portable XRF/XRD analysis represent a valuable set of basic, cost effective tools for evaluating geothermal prospects. These methods can provide a geothermal exploration program with considerable information about a hydrothermal system prior to the application of expensive laboratory analysis or exploration drilling techniques.[3] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Powder diffraction is a scientific technique using X-ray, neutron,

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Finding STI in DOE Collections | Scientific and Technical Information  

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in DOE Collections in DOE Collections Print page Print page Email page Email page Various types of STI are available via these collections; you can find research results and science information from the Manhattan Project to the present, including technical reports, patents, scientific data, and software. SciTech Connect contains over sixty-five years of energy-releated citations created and/or collected by OSTI. There are over 2.5 million citations, including citations to 1.4 million journal articles, 364,000 of which have digital object identifiers (DOIs) linking to full-text articles on publishers' websites. SciTech Connect also has over 313,000 full-text DOE sponsored STI reports; most of these are post-1991, but close to 85,000 of the reports were published prior to 1990.

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Contactless prepaid and bankcards in transit fare collection systems  

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Many public transit agencies are considering direct acceptance of contactless credit and debit cards (collectively contactless bankcards) at gates in rail stations and on board buses. Concerns have been raised about riders ...

Brakewood, Candace Elizabeth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A tunable algorithm for collective decision-making  

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...can rise markedly with its energy budget (17), and a decision-maker's relative valuation of speed and accuracy...use different behavioral tools, their collective decision...brood-rearing, and food storage at their nest. Because...

Stephen C. Pratt; David J. T. Sumpter

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Configurable Photo Browser Framework for Large Image Collections  

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Image collections are growing at an exponential rate due to the wide availability of inexpensive digital cameras and storage. Current browsers organize photos mostly chronologically, or according to manual tag...

Frode Eika Sandnes

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collective effects in a diffraction-limited storage ring  

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An overview of beam collective effects in diffraction-limited storage rings is given. The relation of a very low emittance machine and its stored beam to the former is described.

Nagaoka, R.

2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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University-Community Partnerships: Looking for Collective Impact  

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Complexity. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Stanford University #12;Civil Society Education Business. (2013, January). Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Stanford University #12;Fix schools Train better teachers. Fix schools Train better

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PHYSIOLOGICALANDCHEMICALECOLOGY Behavioral Resistance of Field-Collected German Cockroaches  

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for the develop- ment of behavioral resistance through selection experiments. Materials and Methods MaterialsPHYSIOLOGICALANDCHEMICALECOLOGY Behavioral Resistance of Field-Collected German Cockroaches to the toxic bait. Thus, behavioral resistance had evolved in these insects. Selection experiments showed

Buckel, Jeffrey A.

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Query Expansion Using a Collection Dependent Probabilistic Latent Semantic Thesaurus  

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Many queries on collections of text documents are too short to produce informative results. Automatic query expansion is a method of adding terms to the query without interaction from the user in order to obtain ...

Laurence A. F. Park; Kotagiri Ramamohanarao

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Garbage Collecting the World Wide Web Stephen M. Watt  

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Garbage Collecting the World Wide Web Stephen M. Watt Western University London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7 Stephen.Watt@uwo.ca Abstract The World Wide Web has grown over the past decade and a half from

Watt, Stephen M.

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Data Collection With Self-Enforcing Privacy Philippe Golle  

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Data Collection With Self-Enforcing Privacy Philippe Golle Palo Alto Research Center pgolle of a population. Such information can have substantial value to the pollster, but the pollster is faced

Golle, Philippe

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Fossil descriptions: Private collections of fossils are a plus  

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... Paul Barrett and Martin Munt contend that private collections of fossil specimens hold back science because they are not readily accessible (Nature ... , but this need not be the case. The solution lies in closer collaboration between private collectors and palaeontologists. ...

Oliver W. M. Rauhut; Adriana López-Arbarello; Gert Wörheide

2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Collection and Analysis of Reservoir Data from Testing and Operation...  

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Reservoir Data from Testing and Operation of the Raft River 5 MW Power Plant Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Proceedings: Collection...

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TITLE: Engendering Resilience: Building Sustainable Communities through Women's Collective Action  

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TITLE: Engendering Resilience: Building Sustainable Communities through Women's Collective Action in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro, a city known for its expansive urban sprawl, slum communities and environmental basic services and economic opportunities, climate change, pollution and resource degradation

Angenent, Lars T.

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score 2013 Pilot Data Collection Form  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This form is intended to facilitate your data collection. The Energy Asset Scoring Tool uses the “block” concept to simplify your building geometry. Most buildings can be scored as one block

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OFFICE OF HEALH, SAFETY AND SECURITY INFORMATION COLLECTION PACKAGE  

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HEALH, SAFETY AND SECURITY HEALH, SAFETY AND SECURITY INFORMATION COLLECTION PACKAGE OMB 1910-0300: ES&H Reporting Systems Description of Collections April 10, 2012 The information obtained from DOE contractors by this information collection is used by Department management at the appropriate levels to manage the work pertaining to environment, safety and health throughout DOE and will include automated reporting of information into the following systems: Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System (CAIRS) - The CAIRS is a database used to collect and analyze DOE and DOE contractor reports of injuries, illnesses, and other accidents that occur during DOE operations as described in DOE O 231.1B, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting. This system contains information from reporting contractors and

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Laissez faire, collective control or nationalization of the global commons  

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The use of the atmosphere as a dumping place for greenhouse gases has been a matter of laissez faire. Proposals for international agreement to restrict the rate of such emissions are, in effect, proposals for collectively ...

Eckaus, Richard S.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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[Re]collection : surfaces, bodies, and the dispersed home  

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This thesis seeks to identify notions of comfort and domestic habitation within the public spaces of Manhattan using a series of [re]collective practices. [My definition of] home is found along the surfaces of the city and ...

Vlado, Nicole Ann

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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,,,"Workforce Data Collection Sheet"  

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"Workforce Data Collection Sheet" "Workforce Data Collection Sheet" "ORGANIZATION: ",,,,,,,,,"As of: " "Category of Employees: ",,,," At Work - Location" "Employee's Name","Contact Phone / Email","Assigned","Contacted","At Official Worksite","At Home*","At Other Location*","Number Available For Work","On Travel","On Leave","Ill/Injured","Deceased" "Site:" "Site Subtotal" "Site:" "Site Subtotal" "Totals" "Instructions:" "1. Organization is the title of the first tier organization" "2. ""As of"" means time and date"

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The AcroWeb script collection Robert Marik  

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The AcroWeb script collection Robert Mar´ik October 25, 2007 1 Introduction 1.1 What is AcroWeb, for example). For more details about AcroTEX see http://www.acrotex.net. The AcroWeb bundle is a collection by pdfLATEX and sent to the user's www browser. Roughly speaking, AcroWeb is an interface to build Acro

Read, Charles

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Embryo collection and attempted replacement in the mare  

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EMBRYO COLLECTION AND ATTEMPTED REPLACEMENT IN THE MARE A Thesis by JANE SALISBURY BEACH Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1983... Major Subject: Veterinary Physiology EMBRYO COLLECTION AND ATTEMPTED REPLACEMENT IN THE MARE A Thesis by JANE SALISBURY BEACH Approved as to style and content by: D. C. Kra'emer (Chairman of Committee) J. L. Kreider' (Member) J. G. Anderson...

Beach, Jane Salisbury

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent Information Interaction for Managing Distributed Collections of Web Documents  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 27 Boxplot of F-Scores for Ensemble Method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 28 F-Score and Accuracy at Multiple Relative Threshold Levels for Feature Sets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 29 F... of which my work emerged. Bush?s associative trails offer an early glimpse into a form that a digital collection may take [1]. In the early days of the web from 1993 to 1995, NCSA and later Netscape maintained a collection of new web pages [2]. Yahoo...

Bogen, Paul

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Handbook of Network Analysis [KONECT -- the Koblenz Network Collection  

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This is the Handbook of Network Analysis, the companion article to the KONECT (Koblenz Network Collection) project. This project is intended to collect network datasets, analyse them systematically, and provide both datasets and the underlying network analysis code to researchers. This article outlines the project, gives all definitions used within the project, reviews all network statistics used, reviews all network plots used, and gives a brief overview of the API used by KONECT.

Kunegis, Jérôme

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hand held data collection and monitoring system for nuclear facilities  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus and method is disclosed for a data collection and monitoring system that utilizes a pen based hand held computer unit which has contained therein interaction software that allows the user to review maintenance procedures, collect data, compare data with historical trends and safety limits, and input new information at various collection sites. The system has a means to allow automatic transfer of the collected data to a main computer data base for further review, reporting, and distribution purposes and uploading updated collection and maintenance procedures. The hand held computer has a running to-do list so sample collection and other general tasks, such as housekeeping are automatically scheduled for timely completion. A done list helps users to keep track of all completed tasks. The built-in check list assures that work process will meet the applicable processes and procedures. Users can hand write comments or drawings with an electronic pen that allows the users to directly interface information on the screen. 15 figs.

Brayton, D.D.; Scharold, P.G.; Thornton, M.W.; Marquez, D.L.

1999-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam Cracker Furnace Energy Improvements  

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Channel, ~ 25 mi. east of Houston ? Includes 4 manufacturing sites, 2 technology/engineering offices ?Significant community involvement Baytown Refinery Page 4 Steam Cracking to Olefins ? Process 60+ years old; ExxonMobil one of pioneers... Steam Cracker Furnace Energy Improvements Tim Gandler Energy Coordinator Baytown Olefins Plant, Baytown Tx 2010 Industrial Energy Technology Conference May, 2010 Page 2 ? Baytown Complex ? Steam Cracking to Olefins ? Furnace overview...

Gandler, T.

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LOS ANGELES, CA, DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS  

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33-1 LOS ANGELES, CA, DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS Navigation Page 1. Channel Islands Harbor, CA 33-2 2. Imperial Beach, Silver Strand Shoreline, CA 33-2 3. LA-LB Harbors (LA Harbor), CA 33-2 4. Los Angeles Harbor Main Channel Deepen, CA 33-2 5. Marina Del Rey, CA 33-3 6. Morro Bay Harbor, CA 33-3 7. Newport

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Collective Memory Transfers for Multi-Core Chips  

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A. McKee, “The impulse memory controller,” IEEE Transactionsand K. Yelick, “Improving memory subsystem performance usingBasu, and E. Horvitz, “Memory constrained face recognition,”

Michelogiannakis, George

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing Topology-Aware Collective Communication Algorithms for Large Scale InfiniBand Clusters: Case Studies with Scatter and Gather  

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Modern high performance computing systems are being increasingly deployed in a hierarchical fashion with multi-core computing platforms forming the base of the hierarchy. These systems are usually comprised of multiple racks, with each rack consisting of a finite number of chassis, with each chassis having multiple compute nodes or blades, based on multi-core architectures. The networks are also hierarchical with multiple levels of switches. Message exchange operations between processes that belong to different racks involve multiple hops across different switches and this directly affects the performance of collective operations. In this paper, we take on the challenges involved in detecting the topology of large scale InfiniBand clusters and leveraging this knowledge to design efficient topology-aware algorithms for collective operations. We also propose a communication model to analyze the communication costs involved in collective operations on large scale supercomputing systems. We have analyzed the performance characteristics of two collectives, MPI_Gather and MPI_Scatter on such systems and we have proposed topology-aware algorithms for these operations. Our experimental results have shown that the proposed algorithms can improve the performance of these collective operations by almost 54% at the micro-benchmark level.

Kandalla, Krishna; Subramoni, Hari; Vishnu, Abhinav; Panda, Dhabaleswar K.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF A TAMPER RESISTANT/INDICATING AEROSOL COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING AT BULK HANDLING FACILITIES  

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Environmental sampling has become a key component of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards approaches since its approval for use in 1996. Environmental sampling supports the IAEA's mission of drawing conclusions concerning the absence of undeclared nuclear material or nuclear activities in a Nation State. Swipe sampling is the most commonly used method for the collection of environmental samples from bulk handling facilities. However, augmenting swipe samples with an air monitoring system, which could continuously draw samples from the environment of bulk handling facilities, could improve the possibility of the detection of undeclared activities. Continuous sampling offers the opportunity to collect airborne materials before they settle onto surfaces which can be decontaminated, taken into existing duct work, filtered by plant ventilation, or escape via alternate pathways (i.e. drains, doors). Researchers at the Savannah River National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been working to further develop an aerosol collection technology that could be installed at IAEA safeguarded bulk handling facilities. The addition of this technology may reduce the number of IAEA inspector visits required to effectively collect samples. The principal sample collection device is a patented Aerosol Contaminant Extractor (ACE) which utilizes electrostatic precipitation principles to deposit particulates onto selected substrates. Recent work has focused on comparing traditional swipe sampling to samples collected via an ACE system, and incorporating tamper resistant and tamper indicating (TRI) technologies into the ACE system. Development of a TRI-ACE system would allow collection of samples at uranium/plutonium bulk handling facilities in a manner that ensures sample integrity and could be an important addition to the international nuclear safeguards inspector's toolkit. This work was supported by the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI), Office of Nonproliferation and International Security (NIS), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Sexton, L.

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops | Department of  

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Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops Improving the Way We Harvest & Deliver Biofuels Crops May 24, 2013 - 9:40am Addthis The self-propelled baler collects and packages bales of feedstock on-site that can be immediately loaded and sent to a biorefinery for use. | Photo courtesy of Antares Group. The self-propelled baler collects and packages bales of feedstock on-site that can be immediately loaded and sent to a biorefinery for use. | Photo courtesy of Antares Group. The bale picking truck follows the self-propelled baler, picking up and packaging the bales into packs before transferring them to an attached flatbed. | Photo courtesy of Antares Group. The bale picking truck follows the self-propelled baler, picking up and packaging the bales into packs before transferring them to an attached

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Long storage time of collective coherence in an optically trapped Bose-Einstein condensate Yutaka Yoshikawa,1,2,* Kazuyuki Nakayama,2  

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of condensates, a high conversion efficiency of over 70% and a long storage time of about 0.13 ms were achievedLong storage time of collective coherence in an optically trapped Bose-Einstein condensate Yutaka- Einstein condensate Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 220407 2007 . This time we report the drastic improvement

Torii, Yoshio

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High-throughput sample handling and data collection at synchrotrons: embedding the ESRF into the high-throughput gene-to-structure pipeline  

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Automated data collection for macromolecular crystallography at beamlines with protocols for automatic instrumentation improves the efficient use of available beamtime. These developments were a result of a collaboration between the main partners of SPINE and members of other similar European and national initiatives.

Beteva, A.

2006-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings  

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Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Title Using Dashboards to Improve Energy and Comfort in Federal Buildings Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-4283E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Marini, Kyle, Girish Ghatikar, and Richard C. Diamond Call Number LBNL-4283E Keywords commercial buildings, dashboards, energy, feedback, monitoring Abstract Federal agencies are taking many steps to improve the sustainability of their operations, including improving the energy efficiency of their buildings, promoting recycling and reuse of materials, encouraging carpooling and alternative transit schemes, and installing low flow water fixture units are just a few of the common examples. However, an often overlooked means of energy savings is to provide feedback to building users about their energy use through information dashboards connected to a building's energy information system.An Energy Information System (EIS), broadly defined, is a package of performance monitoring software, data acquisition hardware, and communication systems that is used to collect, store, analyze, and display energy information. At a minimum, the EIS provides the whole-building energy-use information (Granderson 2009a). We define a "dashboard" as a display and visualization tool that utilizes the EIS data and technology to provide critical information to users. This information can lead to actions resulting in energy savings, comfort improvements, efficient operations, and more. The tools to report analyzed information have existed in the information technology as business intelligence (Few 2006). The dashboard is distinguished from the EIS as a whole, which includes additional hardware and software components to collect and storage data, and analysis for resources and energy management (Granderson 2009b). EIS can be used for a variety of uses, including benchmarking, base-lining, anomaly detection, off-hours energy use evaluation, load shape optimization, energy rate analysis, retrofit and retro-commissioning savings (Granderson 2009a). The use of these EIS features depends on the specific users. For example, federal and other building managers may use anomaly detection to identify energy waste in a specific building, or to benchmark energy use in similar buildings to identify energy saving potential and reduce operational cost. There are several vendors of EIS technology that provide information on energy and other environmental variables in buildings.

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Sandia technology & entrepreneurs improve Lasik  

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Former Sandian Dan Neal started his company, WaveFront Sciences, based on wavefront sensing metrology technologies licensed from Sandia National Laboratories and by taking advantage of its Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer Technology (ESTT) program. Abbott Medical Optics since acquired WaveFront and estimates that one million patients have improved the quality of their vision thanks to its products. ESTT is a valuable tool which allows Sandia to transfer technology to the private sector and Sandia employees to leave the Labs in order to start up new technology companies or help expand existing companies.

Neal, Dan; Turner, Tim

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing power consumption while performing collective operations on a plurality of compute nodes  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for reducing power consumption while performing collective operations on a plurality of compute nodes that include: receiving, by each compute node, instructions to perform a type of collective operation; selecting, by each compute node from a plurality of collective operations for the collective operation type, a particular collective operation in dependence upon power consumption characteristics for each of the plurality of collective operations; and executing, by each compute node, the selected collective operation.

Archer, Charles J. (Rochester, MN); Blocksome, Michael A. (Rochester, MN); Peters, Amanda E. (Rochester, MN); Ratterman, Joseph D. (Rochester, MN); Smith, Brian E. (Rochester, MN)

2011-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection (PRA), &  

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CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection (PRA), & Records CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Forms, Information Collection (PRA), & Records Name Contact Information Area of Responsibility Troy Manigault Phone: 301-903-9926 Email: doerm@hq.doe.gov Director, Records Management Division Ivan King Phone: 202-586-4060 Email: ivan.king@hq.doe.gov Records Management Program (Lead) Tonya Meadows Phone: 301-903-1146 Email: tonya.meadows@hq.doe.gov Forms Management Program (Lead) Christina "Chris" Rouleau Phone: 301-903-6227 Email: Christina.Rouleau@hq.doe.gov Information Collection Management Program (Lead) Deidra "Dee Dee" Wilkinson Phone: 202-586-2398 Email: deidre.wilkinson@hq.doe.gov Records Management Program

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Notices Title of Collection: Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program  

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

5 Federal Register 5 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 22, 2012 / Notices Title of Collection: Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program Performance Report. OMB Control Number: 1840-0787. Agency Form Number(s): ED Form 40-31P. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 30. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 360. Abstract: The purpose of this collection is to ensure that state education agencies are monitoring the fulfillment of the scholarship obligations by former Douglas scholars in accordance with legislation and regulations that governed the Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program when the scholarships were granted. The respondents to this collection are former participating state education agencies (SEAs). This performance report is the only vehicle by which

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Geothermal Exploration Best Practices: A Guide to Resource Data Collection,  

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Exploration Best Practices: A Guide to Resource Data Collection, Exploration Best Practices: A Guide to Resource Data Collection, Analysis and Presentation for Geothermal Projects Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Geothermal Exploration Best Practices: A Guide to Resource Data Collection, Analysis and Presentation for Geothermal Projects Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: Exploration best practices for any natural resource commodity should aim to reduce the resource risk prior to significant capital investment, for a fraction of the cost of the planned investment. For geothermal energy, the high risks cost of proving the resource is one of the key barriers facing the industry. This guide lays out best practices for geothermal exploration to assist geothermal developers and their

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DOE Science Showcase - Renewable Energy Information from OSTI Collections |  

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DOE Science Showcase - Renewable Energy Information from OSTI Collections DOE Science Showcase - Renewable Energy Information from OSTI Collections Find government research information related to renewable energy through OSTI collections. Find full text technical reports, citations, project summaries and more. OSTI makes R&D information rapidly available to researchers and the public so that discovery can be accelerated. Featured Documents from Information Bridge Bioenergy Research Centers An Overview of the Science Comparative Review of a Dozen National Energy Plans: Focus on Renewable and Efficient Energy DOE Annual Progress Report: Water Needs and Constraints for Hydrogen Pathways Ocean Energy Technology Overview: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments, July

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Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street Railway  

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Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street Railway Companies (South Carolina) Gas, Heat, Water, Sewerage Collection and Disposal, and Street Railway Companies (South Carolina) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Industrial Installer/Contractor Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Utility Program Info State South Carolina Program Type Generating Facility Rate-Making Siting and Permitting Provider South Carolina Public Service Commission This legislation applies to public utilities and entities furnishing natural gas, heat, water, sewerage, and street railway services to the public. The legislation addresses rates and services, exemptions, investigations, and records. Article 4 (58-5-400 et seq.) of this

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The Solarize Guidebook: A community guide to collective purchasing of  

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Solarize Guidebook: A community guide to collective purchasing of Solarize Guidebook: A community guide to collective purchasing of residential PV systems Jump to: navigation, search Name The Solarize Guidebook: A community guide to collective purchasing of residential PV systems Agency/Company /Organization U.S. Department of Energy Partner National Renewable Energy Laboratory, City of Portland Sector Energy Focus Area Buildings, Residential, Economic Development, People and Policy, Solar, - Solar Pv Phase Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, "Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise As Needed" is not in the list of possible values (Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed) for this property.

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Renewable Energy Documents from OSTI Collections, Office of Scientific and  

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Renewable Energy Information from OSTI Collections Renewable Energy Information from OSTI Collections Find government research information related to renewable energy through OSTI collections. Find full text technical reports, citations, project summaries and more. OSTI makes R&D information rapidly available to researchers and the public so that discovery can be accelerated. Featured Documents from Information Bridge Bioenergy Research Centers An Overview of the Science Comparative Review of a Dozen National Energy Plans: Focus on Renewable and Efficient Energy DOE Annual Progress Report: Water Needs and Constraints for Hydrogen Pathways Ocean Energy Technology Overview: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments, July 2009 Photovoltaic Systems Interconnected onto Network Distribution

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A Simple Generative Model of Collective Online Behaviour  

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Human activities---from voter mobilization to political protests---increasingly take place in online environments, providing novel opportunities for relating individual behaviours to population-level outcomes. The recent availability of data sets that capture the behaviour of individuals participating in online social systems has driven the emerging field of computational social science, as large-scale empirical data sets enable the development of detailed computational models of individual and collective behaviour. Given the inherent limitations of observational data, it is crucial to investigate the extent to which models of collective dynamics can distinguish between different individual-level mechanisms. Here we introduce a simple generative model for the collective behaviour of millions of social networking site users who are deciding between different software applications. Our model incorporates two distinct components: one is associated with recent decisions of users, and the other reflects the cumula...

Gleeson, James P; Onnela, Jukka-Pekka; Porter, Mason A; Reed-Tsochas, Felix

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dissipative phase transitions: Independent versus collective decay and spin squeezing  

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We study the XY model with infinite-range interactions (Lipkin-Meshkov-Glick model) in the presence of dissipation from spontaneous decay. We show that independent and collective decay lead to qualitatively different phase transitions of the steady state, even though the phase boundary is the same. Independent decay leads to a second-order phase transition to a ferromagnet, while collective decay leads to a first-order transition to a time-dependent oscillatory phase. Then we show that the addition of a drive leads to infinite spin squeezing for collective decay in the thermodynamic limit. Our results can be experimentally seen in trapped-ion and cavity-QED experiments.

Tony E. Lee; Ching-Kit Chan; Susanne F. Yelin

2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Collective behavior of chaotic oscillators with environmental coupling  

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We investigate the collective behavior of a system of chaotic Rossler oscillators indirectly coupled through a common environment that possesses its own dynamics and which in turn is modulated by the interaction with the oscillators. By varying the parameter representing the coupling strength between the oscillators and the environment, we find two collective states previously not reported in systems with environmental coupling: (i) nontrivial collective behavior, characterized by a periodic evolution of macroscopic variables coexisting with the local chaotic dynamics; and (ii) dynamical clustering, consisting of the formation of differentiated subsets of synchronized elements within the system. These states are relevant for many physical and biological systems where interactions with a dynamical environment are frequent.

C. Quintero-Quiroz; M. G. Cosenza

2014-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected from  

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analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected from analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected from the CGEH No. 1 geothermal well at Coso, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Chemical analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected from the CGEH No. 1 geothermal well at Coso, California Details Activities (2) Areas (2) Regions (0) Abstract: The chloride-rich water obtained in 1967 from the shallow (114.3 m) Coso Hot Springs well No. 1 comes from a deep aquifer with a temperature at least as high as about 240 C and possibly higher than 275 C. Similar, but slightly diluted and cooled chloride-rich water enters the 1477-meter deep CGEH No. 1 well drilled in 1977 about 3.2 km to the west of the 1967 well. From the data in hand the Coso geothermal system appears to be a hot

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Participant Assisted Data Collection Methods in the California Healthy  

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Participant Assisted Data Collection Methods in the California Healthy Participant Assisted Data Collection Methods in the California Healthy Homes Indoor Air Quality Study of 2011-13 Title Participant Assisted Data Collection Methods in the California Healthy Homes Indoor Air Quality Study of 2011-13 Publication Type Report Refereed Designation Refereed LBNL Report Number LBNL--6374E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Mullen, Nasim A., Jina Li, and Brett C. Singer Date Published 08/2013 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley Keywords aldehyde; carbon monoxide, cooking pollutants; exposure; formaldehyde; gas appliances; passive sampler; unvented combustion Abstract From November 2011 to March 2013, air quality was measured over 6-day periods in 324 residences across California using a mail-out strategy. All interactions with study participants, from recruitment, to data collection, to communication of results, were conducted with remote communication methods including conventional mail, electronic mail, telephone and text messaging. Potential participants were reached primarily by sharing study information with community groups and organizations that directed interested individuals to complete an online screening survey. Pollutant concentrations were measured with sampling equipment that was mailed to participants' homes with deployment instructions. Residence and household characteristics and activity data were collected via two phone surveys and an activity log. A comparison of responses to survey questions completed online versus over the phone indicated that a substantial fraction of participants (roughly 20%) required a researcher's assistance to respond to basic questions about appliance characteristics. Using the printed instructions and telephone assistance from researchers, roughly 90% of participants successfully deployed and returned sampling materials accurately and on schedule. The mail-out strategy employed in this study was found to be a cost-effective means for collecting residential air quality data.

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Data Collection and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits  

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Collection and Reporting for Collection and Reporting for Metrics and Benefits Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Joe Paladino November 19, 2009 Investments Transformation Results * Equipment Manufacturing * Customer Systems * Advanced Metering Infrastructure * Electric Distribution Systems * Electric Transmission Systems * Integrated and/or Crosscutting Systems Customer Empowerment * Job Creation and Marketplace Innovation * Reduced Peak Load and Consumption * Operational Efficiency * Grid Reliability and Resilience * More Distributed and Renewable Energy * Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions Advanced Grid Functionality An Opportunity for Transformation Primary Intent Is to Determine SGIG Program Impact Secondary Intent Is to Learn (to Address Uncertainty) Project-Based Cost/Benefit Analysis SGIG Program - Building the

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Collection of liquid from below-ground location  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method of retrieving liquid from a below-ground collection area by permitting gravity flow of the liquid from the collection area to a first closed container; monitoring the level of the liquid in the closed container; and after the liquid reaches a given level in the first closed container, transferring the liquid to a second closed container disposed at a location above the first closed container, via a conduit, by introducing into the first closed container a gas which is substantially chemically inert with respect to the liquid, the gas being at a pressure sufficient to propel the liquid from the first closed container to the second closed container.

Phillips, Steven J. (Kennewick, WA); Alexander, Robert G. (Kennewick, WA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collect Data to Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Buildings  

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Strategic planning for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in buildings requires an understanding of a Federal agency's buildings portfolio, including which programs, building types, and sites contribute the most to the agency's emissions. The data described in Table 1 below will support this type of analysis. It is recommended that this information be collected at the agency and program level. Programs refer to major operating units within the agency where there is a significant degree of autonomy in planning and decision-making. In many cases, the type of data required for portfolio planning may already be collected under various Federal and agency-specific reporting requirements.

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DOE-STD-1187-2005; Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance  

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5 5 May 2005 DOE TECHNICAL STANDARD Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1187-2005 ii FOREWORD 1. Use of this standard is not mandatory. Users should review the document and determine if it meets their purpose. 2. Comments (recommendations, additions, and deletions) that may be of use in improving this document should be addressed to: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, c/o Paul Wambach, EH-53/270 Corporate Square Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0270. 3. This standard was developed through a consensus process by staff operating the DOE

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How does newspaper coverage of collective action vary?: Protest by Indigenous people in Canada  

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Newspapers are a widely used source of data about collective action and social movements. In this study, we build upon a growing body of literature that critically assesses the coverage that newspapers provide of protest. We consider coverage in relation to a set of protest events that have yet to be considered in the literature (protest by Indigenous people in Canada); we consider multiple years (1985 and 1995); and finally, we measure coverage differently than has been done in previous studies (multiple articles and type of coverage as opposed to yes/no assessments). Using data on forty-three protest events, covered in seven Canadian newspapers, we find that while some events are covered by a similar number of newspapers, the volume of articles and type of coverage can be very different. We also find that for most newspapers, coverage rates improved over time. Scholars must be careful to assess whether increases in protest are real or merely reflect increases in coverage.

Rima Wilkes; Danielle Ricard

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Green Cooling: Improving Chiller Efficiency  

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1 1 Green Cooling: Improving Chiller Efficiency This new chiller simulation module being developed by Building Performance Assurance Project members will help building managers compare optimal and actual chiller efficiency. Chillers are the single largest energy consumers in commercial buildings. These machines create peaks in electric power consumption, typically during summer afternoons. In fact, 23% of electricity generation is associated with powering chillers that use CFCs and HCFCs, ozone-depleting refrigerants. Satisfying the peak demand caused by chillers forces utilities to build new power plants. However, because chiller plants run the most when the weather is hot and very little at other times, their load factors - and hence the utilities' load factors (the percentage of time the

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Efficiency improved turboprop. Technical memo  

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Renewed attention has been focused on the efficiency of aircraft propulsion as the cost of fuel has risen. Studies conducted by NASA (1) to obtain fuel efficient aircraft have considered relatively highly-loaded turbo-prop systems. The disc loadings of these propellers are as much as four times higher than those on present turboprop aircraft. The higher disc loadings result in greater slipstream swirl and higher energy losses. Of primary importance is the radial distribution of the energy losses across the slipstream due to the tangential and axial velocities. This study presents the results of analysis defining the various sources of energy loss resulting from a swirling slipstream downstream of a propeller. Experimental data are presented demonstrating the presence of such losses and a propeller configuration discussed which offers improved propulsive performance when relatively highly-loaded propellers are employed.

Gearhart, W.S.

1982-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical atom: Some quantum improvements  

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The Thomas-Fermi model is improved by simultaneously introducing three different quantum corrections. The first concerns the nonlocality of quantum mechanics; we go beyond the von Weizsäcker approach by including arbitrary powers of the gradient of the single-particle potential. The second is a special treatment of the strongly bound electrons, which removes the incorrect statistical description of the vicinity of the nucleus. In the third we generalize Dirac's way of handling the exchange interaction by, again, including gradient effects to arbitrary order. All this is done in the framework of a "potential-functional method" and results in a new differential equation for the potential. The comparison of numerical results with both experimental and Hartree-Fock data for the mean-squared distance indicates a superiority of the new statistical theory over the Hartree-Fock theory, at least for the description of the outer reaches of the atom.

Berthold-Georg Englert and Julian Schwinger

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical Communication System for Remote Monitoring and Adaptive Control of Distributed Ground Sensors Exhibiting Collective Intelligence  

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Comprehensive management of the battle-space has created new requirements in information management, communication, and interoperability as they effect surveillance and situational awareness. The objective of this proposal is to expand intelligent controls theory to produce a uniquely powerful implementation of distributed ground-based measurement incorporating both local collective behavior, and interoperative global optimization for sensor fusion and mission oversight. By using a layered hierarchal control architecture to orchestrate adaptive reconfiguration of autonomous robotic agents, we can improve overall robustness and functionality in dynamic tactical environments without information bottlenecks. In this concept, each sensor is equipped with a miniaturized optical reflectance modulator which is interactively monitored as a remote transponder using a covert laser communication protocol from a remote mothership or operative. Robot data-sharing at the ground level can be leveraged with global evaluation criteria, including terrain overlays and remote imaging data. Information sharing and distributed intelli- gence opens up a new class of remote-sensing applications in which small single-function autono- mous observers at the local level can collectively optimize and measure large scale ground-level signals. AS the need for coverage and the number of agents grows to improve spatial resolution, cooperative behavior orchestrated by a global situational awareness umbrella will be an essential ingredient to offset increasing bandwidth requirements within the net. A system of the type described in this proposal will be capable of sensitively detecting, tracking, and mapping spatial distributions of measurement signatures which are non-stationary or obscured by clutter and inter- fering obstacles by virtue of adaptive reconfiguration. This methodology could be used, for example, to field an adaptive ground-penetrating radar for detection of underground structures in urban environments and to detect chemical species concentrations in migrating plumes. Given is our research in these areas and a status report of our progress.

Cameron, S.M.; Stantz, K.M.; Trahan, M.W.; Wagner, J.S.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COLLECTION OF GROUP CHARACTERISTICS OF PLEUROTUS ERYNGII USING MACHINE  

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production of edible fungi is present on the "bottleneck" problem. Therefore, exploration accurate and rapid system. Its main contents include the following: collection of pleurotus eryngii image; image processing, China is the largest producer of edible fungi, edible fungi production in China is the world's edible

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Renovation $$ Collections Non-Library Tenant Pollak Library Space Plan  

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11/30/2012 Renovation $$ Collections Non-Library Tenant 1 Pollak Library Space Plan 2012 communication has resulted in the need to rethink the use of space in the Pollak Library. In 2012, forty- three percent of assignable square footage (ASF) of library space was dedicated to print materials and shelving

de Lijser, Peter

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Composable, non-blocking collective operations on power7 IH  

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The Power7 IH (P7IH) is one of IBM's latest generation of supercomputers. Like most modern parallel machines, it has a hierarchical organization consisting of simultaneous multithreading (SMT) within a core, multiple cores per processor, multiple processors ... Keywords: collectives, composition, hybrid, libraries, messaging, parallel

Gabriel Ilie Tanase; Gheorghe Almási; Hanhong Xue; Charles Archer

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometrical Arrangements of a Collection of Bubbles Roman urikovic  

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. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ G ­ slovenský casopis pre geometriu a grafiku, rocník 2 (2005), císlo 1, s. 7 - 16 7 #12;RomanGeometrical Arrangements of a Collection of Bubbles Roman urikovic Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics Comenius University, Slovakia email: roman.durikovic@fmph.uniba.sk Abstrakt V tomto clánku

Durikovic, Roman

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Replication-Based Incremental Copying Collection Scott Nettles  

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Replication-Based Incremental Copying Collection Scott Nettles 1, James O'Tool e 2, David Pi erce 3 for mai ntai ni ng consi stency may be appl i ed. In our i mpl ementati on for Standard ML of New

Williams, Brian C.

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Optimizing the Design of a Wind Farm Collection Network  

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the same time and whose energy must be collected and distributed through an existing electrical network in the exploitation of wind energy. We formulate this problem as a mixed in- teger programming problem, relate an important role in the planning of large systems, especially in the fields of telecommunications

Hertz, Alain

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The Rapid Collection and Application of Cigarette Smoke Condensate  

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...radicals and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. Additional objections would...removed or reduced in volume by heat, reduced pressure, prolonged...to travel from the point of combustion to the point of collection...Burgan, J. G. Polynuclear Hydrocarbons in Tobacco and Tobacco Smoke...

John D. Millar; John W. Rhoades; and Donald E. Johnson

1968-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secure data storage for mobile data collection systems  

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Wireless network infrastructures, notably cellular networks, are becoming a vital element for exchanging electronic data in low income countries. Several key sectors are already leveraging on cellular networks: mobile financial transactions have already ... Keywords: Delphi theory, J2ME, OWASP, RMS, mhealth, mobile data collection systems, mobile security, secure mobile data storage

Samson Gejibo; Federico Mancini; Khalid A. Mughal; Remi A. B. Valvik; Jørn Klungsøyr

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Collection and Use of Family History in Oncology Clinics  

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Collection and Use of Family History in Oncology Clinics TO THE EDITOR: The American Society of Clinical Oncology expert statement1 covered many helpful aspects of the clinical use of a family history-Cancer Database,relatingtotheproportionoffamilialcancers.3 Totalcancers in the offspring population (maximal age

Hemminki, Akseli

355

Photo tourism: exploring photo collections in 3D  

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We present a system for interactively browsing and exploring large unstructured collections of photographs of a scene using a novel 3D interface. Our system consists of an image-based modeling front end that automatically computes the viewpoint of each ... Keywords: image-based modeling, image-based rendering, photo browsing, structure from motion

Noah Snavely; Steven M. Seitz; Richard Szeliski

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Refereed paper: Collecting security baggage on the internet  

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The PCM was introduced as a model to address security problems in unsafe computer environments. This works on a principal called baggage collection. The model describes how using baggage can solve security problems in complex computer environments, but ... Keywords: Authorization Applet, Java, Java Baggage Security Application, PCM, Trusted Third Party, baggage

S. H. Von Solms, J. H. S. Geldenhuys

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploiting Collective Effects of Multiple Optoelectronic Devices Integrated in a  

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Exploiting Collective Effects of Multiple Optoelectronic Devices Integrated in a Single Fiber. In this work, we demonstrate the successful fabrication of an eight-device cascaded optoelectronic fiber of integrating multiple optoelectronic components into a single fiber cross-section. This is in fact a common

California at Irvine, University of

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Collective three-flavor oscillations of supernova neutrinos  

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Neutrinos and antineutrinos emitted from a core collapse supernova interact among themselves, giving rise to collective flavor conversion effects that are significant near the neutrinosphere. We develop a formalism to analyze these collective effects in the complete three-flavor framework. It naturally generalizes the spin-precession analogy to three flavors and is capable of analytically describing phenomena like vacuum/Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein (MSW) oscillations, synchronized oscillations, bipolar oscillations, and spectral split. Using the formalism, we demonstrate that the flavor conversions may be 'factorized' into two-flavor oscillations with hierarchical frequencies. We explicitly show how the three-flavor solution may be constructed by combining two-flavor solutions. For a typical supernova density profile, we identify an approximate separation of regions where distinctly different flavor conversion mechanisms operate, and demonstrate the interplay between collective and MSW effects. We pictorialize our results in terms of the 'e{sub 3}-e{sub 8} triangle' diagram, which is a tool that can be used to visualize three-neutrino flavor conversions in general, and offers insights into the analysis of the collective effects in particular.

Dasgupta, Basudeb; Dighe, Amol [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005 (India)

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Familiarity Breeds Trust: Collective Action in a Policy Domain  

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Familiarity Breeds Trust: Collective Action in a Policy Domain Mark Lubell University of California), a variety of public policy settings like taxpaying (Levi 1988; Scholz and Lubell 1998a, 1998b) and environmental policy (Lubell 2003; Ostrom 1990; Scheberle 1997), and more fundamen- tally for citizens engaged

Lubell, Mark

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Collection and Analysis of Two Complex Ecological Datasets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the ChiRoPing and Fish4Knowledge EU funded research projects. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.2 Analysis: Time-varying imagery, Object recognition Keywords Biological video analysis; bat tracking; fish 55 For more information, see: www.chiroping.org Fish4Knowledge Fish4Knowledge2 collected and analysed

Fisher, Bob

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ELECTRONICS DIVISION TECHNICAL NOTE 195 IPG Continuum Data Collection System  

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hardware provide the user interface for collecting, documenting and analyzing the data. The user enters parameters "sample rate", "switch rate" and "cycles/integration". The enable/stop switch arms and disarms/stop switch should be set to enable. The Switch Control LED and the Recording Data LED will be flashing when

Groppi, Christopher

362

The prize-collecting generalized minimum spanning tree problem  

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We introduce the prize-collecting generalized minimum spanning tree problem. In this problem a network of node clusters needs to be connected via a tree architecture using exactly one node per cluster. Nodes in each cluster compete by offering a payment ... Keywords: Branch-and-cut, Genetic algorithms, Heuristics, Local search, Networks

Bruce Golden; S. Raghavan; Daliborka Stanojevi?

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobile GIS for Cadastral Data Collection in Ghana Eric MENSAHOKANTEY  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Mobile GIS for Cadastral Data Collection in Ghana Eric MENSAH­OKANTEY Barend K�BBEN 1 Introduction With the development of Web GIS and the emergence of Mobile GIS new possibilities of data capture and maintenance objective was to design a system of Mobile GIS suitable for building and revising a cadastral database. Up

Köbben, Barend

364

Formal Proof of Abstract Model Checking of Concurrent Garbage Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, the correctness of abstraction is not always easy to verify. In our pre- vious work, we applied abstract model with that of proving the concrete system from scratch (not by abstract model checking). In our previous work [6], whichFormal Proof of Abstract Model Checking of Concurrent Garbage Collection Koichi Takahashi Masami

Hagiya, Masami

365

Electrical Collection and Transmission Systems for Offshore Wind Power: Preprint  

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The electrical systems needed for offshore wind farms to collect power from wind turbines--and transmit it to shore--will be a significant cost element of these systems. This paper describes the development of a simplified model of the cost and performance of such systems.

Green, J.; Bowen, A.; Fingersh, L.J.; Wan, Y.

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods for Detailed Energy Data Collection of Miscellaneous and Electronic  

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Methods for Detailed Energy Data Collection of Miscellaneous and Electronic Methods for Detailed Energy Data Collection of Miscellaneous and Electronic Loads in a Commercial Office Building Title Methods for Detailed Energy Data Collection of Miscellaneous and Electronic Loads in a Commercial Office Building Publication Type Report Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number LBNL-6384E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Lanzisera, Steven, Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Iris H. Y. Cheung, Jay Taneja, David Culler, and Richard E. Brown Date Published 04/2013 Keywords Commercial Office Building, Data Collection, Electronic loads Abstract Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about 20% of the primary energy used in U.S. buildings, and this share is projected to increase for the foreseeable future. Our understanding, however, of which devices are most responsible for this energy use is still rudimentary due to the difficulty and expense of performing detailed studies on MELs and their energy use. In order to better understand the energy use of MELs and the design of MELs field metering studies, we conducted a year-long study of MELs in an 89,500 sq. ft. (8310 m2) office building.

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Prospects for Improved Carbon Capture Technology  

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Prospects for Improved Carbon Capture Technology Report to the Congressional Research Service Kitchin July 2010 #12;(this page intentionally left blank) #12;Prospects for Improved Carbon Capture Technology i Table of Contents CHAPTER 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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Improving Statistical Machine Translation with monolingual collocation  

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This paper proposes to use monolingual collocations to improve Statistical Machine Translation (SMT). We make use of the collocation probabilities, which are estimated from monolingual corpora, in two aspects, namely improving word alignment for various ...

Zhanyi Liu; Haifeng Wang; Hua Wu; Sheng Li

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CHARACTERIZATION OF CORE SAMPLE COLLECTED FROM THE SALTSTONE DISPOSAL FACILITY  

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During the month of September 2008, grout core samples were collected from the Saltstone Disposal Facility, Vault 4, cell E. This grout was placed during processing campaigns in December 2007 from Deliquification, Dissolution and Adjustment Batch 2 salt solution. The 4QCY07 Waste Acceptance Criteria sample collected on 11/16/07 represents the salt solution in the core samples. Core samples were retrieved to initiate the historical database of properties of emplaced Saltstone and to demonstrate the correlation between field collected and laboratory prepared samples. Three samples were collected from three different locations. Samples were collected using a two-inch diameter concrete coring bit. In April 2009, the core samples were removed from the evacuated sample container, inspected, transferred to PVC containers, and backfilled with nitrogen. Samples furthest from the wall were the most intact cylindrically shaped cored samples. The shade of the core samples darkened as the depth of coring increased. Based on the visual inspection, sample 3-3 was selected for all subsequent analysis. The density and porosity of the Vault 4 core sample, 1.90 g/cm{sup 3} and 59.90% respectively, were comparable to values achieved for laboratory prepared samples. X-ray diffraction analysis identified phases consistent with the expectations for hydrated Saltstone. Microscopic analysis revealed morphology features characteristic of cementitious materials with fly ash and calcium silicate hydrate gel. When taken together, the results of the density, porosity, x-ray diffraction analysis and microscopic analysis support the conclusion that the Vault 4, Cell E core sample is representative of the expected waste form.

Cozzi, A.; Duncan, A.

2010-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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How Wyandotte Pluronics improve dye leveling  

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In fact, they are outstanding for their effectiveness in scouring without sudsing excessively. ... Improve leveling of wool dyes ...

1955-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion...  

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

alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion modeling & experimental testing Improving alternative fuel utilization: detailed kinetic combustion modeling &...

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Efficiency Improvement Pathway | Department of Energy  

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

Efficiency Improvement Pathway Technological solutions are hindered by the current economic reality and competing needs, but governmentacademicbusiness collaborative efforts...

373

Abuse Tolerance Improvement | Department of Energy  

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

More Documents & Publications Abuse Tolerance Improvement Develop & evaluate materials & additives that enhance thermal & overcharge abuse Overview of Applied Battery Research...

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Meta-metadata: a metadata semantics language for collection representation applications  

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Collecting, organizing, and thinking about diverse information resources is the keystone of meaningful digital information experiences, from research to education to leisure. Metadata semantics are crucial for organizing collections, yet their structural ... Keywords: berrypicking, collections, digital libraries, languages, metadata

Andruid Kerne; Yin Qu; Andrew M. Webb; Sashikanth Damaraju; Nic Lupfer; Abhinav Mathur

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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21 Steps to Improve Cyber Security of SCADA Networks | Department of Energy  

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1 Steps to Improve Cyber Security of SCADA Networks 1 Steps to Improve Cyber Security of SCADA Networks 21 Steps to Improve Cyber Security of SCADA Networks Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) networks contain computers and applications that perform key functions in providing essential services and commodities (e.g., electricity, natural gas, gasoline, water, waste treatment, transportation) to all Americans. As such, they are part of the nation's critical infrastructure and require protection from a variety of threats that exist in cyber space today. By allowing the collection and analysis of data and control of equipment such as pumps and valves from remote locations, SCADA networks provide great efficiency and are widely used. However, they also present a security risk. 21 Steps to Improve Cyber Security of SCADA Networks

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Two-stage Framework for a Topology-Based Projection and Visualization of Classified Document Collections  

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During the last decades, electronic textual information has become the world's largest and most important information source available. People have added a variety of daily newspapers, books, scientific and governmental publications, blogs and private messages to this wellspring of endless information and knowledge. Since neither the existing nor the new information can be read in its entirety, computers are used to extract and visualize meaningful or interesting topics and documents from this huge information clutter. In this paper, we extend, improve and combine existing individual approaches into an overall framework that supports topological analysis of high dimensional document point clouds given by the well-known tf-idf document-term weighting method. We show that traditional distance-based approaches fail in very high dimensional spaces, and we describe an improved two-stage method for topology-based projections from the original high dimensional information space to both two dimensional (2-D) and three dimensional (3-D) visualizations. To show the accuracy and usability of this framework, we compare it to methods introduced recently and apply it to complex document and patent collections.

Oesterling, Patrick; Scheuermann, Gerik; Teresniak, Sven; Heyer, Gerhard; Koch, Steffen; Ertl, Thomas; Weber, Gunther H.

2010-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam System Balancing and Tuning for Multifamily Residential Buildings in Chicagoland - Second Year of Data Collection  

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Steam heated buildings often suffer from uneven heating as a result of poor control of the amount of steam entering each radiator. In order to satisfy the heating load to the coldest units, other units are overheated. As a result, some tenants complain of being too hot and open their windows in the middle of winter, while others complain of being too cold and are compelled to use supplemental heat sources. Building on previous research, CNT Energy identified 10 test buildings in Chicago and conducted a study to identify best practices for the methodology, typical costs, and energy savings associated with steam system balancing. A package of common steam balancing measures was assembled and data were collected on the buildings before and after these retrofits were installed to investigate the process, challenges, and the cost effectiveness of improving steam systems through improved venting and control systems. The test buildings that received venting upgrades and new control systems showed 10.2% savings on their natural gas heating load, with a simple payback of 5.1 years. The methodologies for and findings from this study are presented in detail in this report. This report has been updated from a version published in August 2012 to include natural gas usage information from the 2012 heating season and updated natural gas savings calculations.

Choi, J.; Ludwig, P.; Brand, L.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Improvement Districts (Indiana) | Department of Energy  

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Improvement Districts (Indiana) Improvement Districts (Indiana) Economic Improvement Districts (Indiana) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Municipal/Public Utility Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Indiana Program Type Bond Program Industry Recruitment/Support Provider Indiana Economic Development Corporation A legislative body may adopt an ordinance establishing an economic improvement district and an Economic Improvement Board to manage development in a respective district. The Board can choose to issue revenue

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Photovoltaic concentrator module improvements study  

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This report presents results of a project to design and fabricate an improved photovoltaic concentrator module. Using previous work as a baseline, this study conducted analyses and testing to select major module components and design features. The lens parquet and concentrator solar cell were selected from the highest performing, available components. A single 185X point-focus module was fabricated by the project team and tested at Sandia. Major module characteristics include a 6 by 4 compression-molded acrylic lens parquet (0.737 m{sup 2} area), twenty-four 0.2 ohms-cm, FZ, p-Si solar cells (1.56 cm{sup 2} area) soldered to ceramic substrates and copper heat spreaders, and an aluminized steel housing with corrugated bottom. This project marked the first attempt to use prismatic covers on solar cells in a high-concentration, point-focus application. Cells with 15 percent metallization were obtained, but problems with the fabrication and placement of prismatic covers on these cells lead to the decision not to use covers in the prototype module. Cell assembly fabrication, module fabrication, and module optical design activities are presented here. Test results are also presented for bare cells, cell assemblies, and module. At operating conditions of 981 watts/m{sup 2} DNI and an estimated cell temperature of 65{degrees}C, the module demonstrated an efficiency of 13.9 percent prior to stressed environmental exposure. 12 refs., 56 figs., 7 tabs.

Levy, S.L.; Kerschen, K.A. (Black and Veatch, Kansas City, MO (United States)); Hutchison, G. (Solar Kinetics, Inc., Dallas, TX (United States)); Nowlan, M.J. (Spire Corp., Bedford, MA (United States))

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Improving pulverized coal plant performance  

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A major deliverable of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project ``Engineering Development of Advanced Coal-Fired Low-Emissions Boiler Systems`` (LEBS) is the design of a large, in this case 400 MWe, commercial generating unit (CGU) which will meet the Project objectives. The overall objective of the LEBS Project is to dramatically improve environmental performance of future pulverized coal fired power plants without adversely impacting efficiency or the cost of electricity. The DOE specified the use of near-term technologies, i.e., advanced technologies that partially developed, to reduce NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2} and particulate emissions to be substantially less than current NSPS limits. In addition, air toxics must be in compliance and waste must be reduced and made more disposable. The design being developed by the ABB Team is projected to meet all the contract objectives and to reduce emission of NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2} and particulates to one-fifth to one-tenth NSPS limits while increasing net station efficiency significantly and reducing the cost of electricity. This design and future work are described in the paper.

Regan, J.W.; Borio, R.W.; Palkes, M.; Mirolli, M. [ABB Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, CT (United States); Wesnor, J.D. [ABB Environmental Systems, Birmingham, AL (United States); Bender, D.J. [Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Inc., New York, NY (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Method to improve superconductor cable  

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A method is disclosed of making a stranded superconductor cable having improved flexing and bending characteristics. In such method, a plurality of superconductor strands are helically wound around a cylindrical portion of a mandrel which tapers along a transitional portion to a flat end portion. The helically wound strands form a multistrand hollow cable which is partially flattened by pressure rollers as the cable travels along the transitional portion. The partially flattened cable is impacted with repeated hammer blows as the hollow cable travels along the flat end portion. The hammer blows flatten both the internal and the external surfaces of the strands. The cable is fully flattened and compacted by two sets of pressure rollers which engage the flat sides and the edges of the cable after it has traveled away from the flat end portion of the mandrel. The flattened internal surfaces slide easily over one another when the cable is flexed or bent so that there is very little possibility that the cable will be damaged by the necessary flexing and bending required to wind the cable into magnet coils.

Borden, A.R.

1984-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

382

UTEX The Culture Collection of Algae at The University of Texas...  

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UTEX The Culture Collection of Algae at The University of Texas at Austin Jump to: navigation, search Name: University of Texas at Austin The Culture Collection of Algae...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - agency information collection Sample Search...  

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information collection Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: agency information collection Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Social Security...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic fare collection Sample Search...  

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fare collection Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: automatic fare collection Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Vol. 54,...

385

Web Improvement Strategy | Department of Energy  

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Web Improvement Strategy Web Improvement Strategy Web Improvement Strategy Objective: Improve Digital Communications While Eliminating Wasteful Spending In June 2011, the Obama Administration launched the Campaign to Cut Waste, an effort to root out wasteful spending at every agency and department in the Federal government, and highlighted Federal Web Reform as a key part of the initiative. Since the Energy Department owns hundreds of websites -- about 87 domains and hundreds of subdomains -- we're answering the Administration's call, seizing the opportunity to streamline web operations, reduce duplicative spending and improve overall web communications. EnergyDepartmentWebImprovementStrategy.pdf 10_13_2011WebImprovementStrategy_0.docx More Documents & Publications Department of Energy Customer Service Plan

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Separate collection of household food waste for anaerobic degradation - Comparison of different techniques from a systems perspective  

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Highlight: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Four modern and innovative systems for household food waste collection are compared. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Direct emissions and resource use were based on full-scale data. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Conservation of nutrients/energy content over the system was considered. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Systems with high energy/nutrient recovery are most environmentally beneficial. - Abstract: Four systems for household food waste collection are compared in relation the environmental impact categories eutrophication potential, acidification potential, global warming potential as well as energy use. Also, a hotspot analysis is performed in order to suggest improvements in each of the compared collection systems. Separate collection of household food waste in paper bags (with and without drying prior to collection) with use of kitchen grinders and with use of vacuum system in kitchen sinks were compared. In all cases, food waste was used for anaerobic digestion with energy and nutrient recovery in all cases. Compared systems all resulted in net avoidance of assessed environmental impact categories; eutrophication potential (-0.1 to -2.4 kg NO{sub 3}{sup -}eq/ton food waste), acidification potential (-0.4 to -1.0 kg SO{sub 2}{sup -}eq/ton food waste), global warming potential (-790 to -960 kg CO{sub 2}{sup -}eq/ton food waste) and primary energy use (-1.7 to -3.6 GJ/ton food waste). Collection with vacuum system results in the largest net avoidance of primary energy use, while disposal of food waste in paper bags for decentralized drying before collection result in a larger net avoidance of global warming, eutrophication and acidification. However, both these systems not have been taken into use in large scale systems yet and further investigations are needed in order to confirm the outcomes from the comparison. Ranking of scenarios differ largely if considering only emissions in the foreground system, indicating the importance of taking also downstream emissions into consideration when comparing different collection systems. The hot spot identification shows that losses of organic matter in mechanical pretreatment as well as tank connected food waste disposal systems and energy in drying and vacuum systems reply to the largest impact on the results in each system respectively.

Bernstad, A., E-mail: Anna.bernstad@chemeng.lth.se [Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University (Sweden); Cour Jansen, J. la [Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University (Sweden)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

387

Sandia National Labs: PCNSC: Research: Collective Hierarchical Systems  

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Collective Hierarchical Systems: Collective Hierarchical Systems: Developing life-emulating technologies by exploiting the physics of far-from-equilibrium, self-assembling systems What is it? We want to establish the Physical, Chemical and Nano Sciences Center and Sandia National Laboratories as major players in developing the interdisciplinary science of complex, far-from-equilibrium, self-assembling systems. These are systems that self-assemble highly organized states dynamically, across multiple length scales, through the constant flow-through and consumption of energy and material. Such driven systems, in contrast to equilibrated systems, can, in special cases, develop the key capability of representing, maintaining and modifying information. Such systems also typically bridge multiple length scales by developing

388

Data Collection for HWIR: Section 10 - Farm Food Chain  

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DATA COLLECTION FOR THE DATA COLLECTION FOR THE HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION RULE SECTION 10.0 FARM FOOD CHAIN AND TERRESTRIAL FOODWEB DATA Work Assignment Managers Stephen M. Kroner and Technical Direction: David A. Cozzie U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste Washington, DC 20460 Prepared by: Center for Environmental Analysis Research Triangle Institute 3040 Cornwallis Road Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194 Under Contract No. 68-W-98-085 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste Washington, DC 20460 October 1999 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS A number of individuals have been involved with the database development in support of the aquatic food web module. David Cozzie and Stephen Kroner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Solid Waste, provided overall technical direction and review

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Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance | Open Energy  

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Page Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance Jump to: navigation, search Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects for Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance Loading map... {"format":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"limit":200,"offset":0,"link":"all","sort":[""],"order":[],"headers":"show","mainlabel":"","intro":"","outro":"","searchlabel":"\u2026 further results","default":"","geoservice":"google","zoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","forceshow":true,"showtitle":true,"hidenamespace":false,"template":false,"title":"","label":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"locations":[{"text":"

390

Catalogue of Collections, Office of Scientific and Technical Information,  

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Catalogue of Collections Office of Scientific and Technical Information Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy OSTI provides broad access to DOE research results and brings the world's research to DOE DOE Science Resources Science Accelerator SciTech Connect DOE Data Explorer DOE Green Energy DOepatents DOE R&D Accomplishments DOE Tech Transfer Information Energy Science and Technology Software Center E-Print Network Science Cinema Science Conference Proceedings Science Journals Connector Science Open Access Journals National Library of Energy (Beta) U.S. Federal Science Information Science.gov Global Science Information WorldWideScience.org Energy Technology Data Exchange International Nuclear Information System OSTI fulfills the agencyÂ’s responsibilities to collect, preserve, and

391

Subsetting Tools Available for New MODIS Land Products (Collection 5)  

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Subsetting Tools Available for New MODIS Land Products (Collection 5) Subsetting Tools Available for New MODIS Land Products (Collection 5) The ORNL DAAC announces two tools for subsetting land products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors onboard the Terra and Aqua satellites. The first tool allows users to obtain MODIS land products for 1,052 selected sites worldwide in ASCII format (7 x 7 km) and in GeoTIFF format (25 x 25 km). To access this tool see http://daac.ornl.gov/modisfixedsite. The global subsetting tool creates MODIS land product subsets for user-selected areas worldwide from one pixel up to 201 x 201 km area and for a user-selected time period during the MODIS record. To access this tool, please see http://daac.ornl.gov/modisglobal. Both tools subset the following MODIS Land Products:

392

Collective potential energy surfaces of light mass Kr isotopes  

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Collective potential energy surface calculations have been performed for Kr74-80 nuclei in the framework of the Gneuss and Greiner model. The collective Hamiltonian is diagonalized in the basis of the five-dimensional quadrupole oscillator. Our calculations suggest that the Kr78,80 nuclei are ? unstable with a triaxial minimum at ??40°. The Kr74,76 nuclei have two axially symmetric minima with the 01+ ground state being located mainly in the deformed minimum, whereas the first excited 02+ state is located in the spherical minimum. The calculations also indicate that the ground state wave function for Kr74 is spread over both the minima.[NUCLEAR STRUCTURE Kr74,76,78,80: Calculated potential energy surfaces; compared with experimental energy levels and B(E2) values.

M. Seiwert; A. V. Ramayya; J. Maruhn

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Isovector pairing collective motion: Generator-coordinate-method approach  

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Isovector pairing collective motion is treated by means of the generator coordinate method. In this scheme, the isospin and number projection is performed analytically by the recognition of symmetry properties in the generalized Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer wave functions. Among the results obtained, our generator-coordinate-method values of energy and spectroscopic amplitude are shown to be comparable to those of shell model calculations. This is indeed encouraging, especially in view of the fact that they were reached using a simple approximation. The great simplicity of the present method, as compared with earlier complicated versions, suggests that they might prove useful in the study of isovector pairing collective states which are strongly populated by pair transfer reactions in medium weight nuclei.

Mauro Kyotoku and Hsi-Tseng Chen

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Nuclear collective excitations in a two-phase coexistence region  

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The relation between collective modes and phase transitions in nuclear matter is examined. The dispersion relations for the low-lying excitations in a linear approach are evaluated within a Landau-Fermi liquid scheme by assuming coexisting phases in thermodynamical equilibrium. Temperature and isospin composition are used as relevant parameters. The in-medium nuclear interaction is provided by a recently proposed density functional model. The low density liquid-gas phase transition is taken as a typical situation for examination. We found significative modifications in the energy spectrum, within a certain range of temperatures and isospin asymmetry, due to the separation of matter into independent phases. The influence of the electromagnetic interaction over the dispersion relation of these collective excitations is also examined.

Aguirre, R. M.; De Paoli, A. L. [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and IFLP, CCT-La Plata, CONICET. Argentina (Argentina)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

395

Mobile Data Collection Applications: A Proof of Concept  

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This project's goal is to provide a proof of concept for mobile data collection applications, and identify the best ways such applications could be implemented and used. Such an application should decrease the time and resources users now need to devote to redundant data processes, and provide an easy of locating and retrieving data at a later time. The two types of available mobile devices, Personal Digital Assistants and Tablet Personal Computers, each have their particular strengths that suggest themselves for certain types of applications. As such, parallel data collection applications have been developed, with a common web application for uploading information to the database. While these aspects have been developed and proven, it still remains to refine these applications, develop the tables to hold their data, and field-test with users for their feedback.

Chang, J

2006-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

396

Vibrated polar disks: spontaneous motion, binary collisions, and collective dynamics  

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We study the spontaneous motion, binary collisions, and collective dynamics of "polar disks", i.e. purpose-built particles which, when vibrated between two horizontal plates, move coherently along a direction strongly correlated to their intrinsic polarity. The motion of our particles, although nominally three-dimensional and complicated, is well accounted for by a two-dimensional persistent random walk. Their binary collisions are spatiotemporally extended events during which multiple actual collisions happen, yielding a weak average effective alignment. We show that this well-controlled, "dry active matter" system can display collective motion with orientationally-ordered regions of the order of the system size. We provide evidence of strong number density in the most ordered regimes observed. These results are discussed in the light of the limitations of our system, notably those due to the inevitable presence of walls.

Julien Deseigne; Sébastien Léonard; Olivier Dauchot; Hugues Chaté

2012-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

397

Collecting and recirculating condensate in a nuclear reactor containment  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An arrangement passively cools a nuclear reactor in the event of an emergency, condensing and recycling vaporized cooling water. The reactor is surrounded by a containment structure and has a storage tank for cooling liquid, such as water, vented to the containment structure by a port. The storage tank preferably is located inside the containment structure and is thermally coupleable to the reactor, e.g. by a heat exchanger, such that water in the storage tank is boiled off to carry away heat energy. The water is released as a vapor (steam) and condenses on the cooler interior surfaces of the containment structure. The condensed water flows downwardly due to gravity and is collected and routed back to the storage tank. One or more gutters are disposed along the interior wall of the containment structure for collecting the condensate from the wall. Piping is provided for communicating the condensate from the gutters to the storage tank.

Schultz, Terry L. (Murrysville Boro, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Collective spontaneous emission of two atoms near metal nanoparticle  

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We present quantum-mechanical approach for collective spontaneous emission (superradiance) of emitters (as atoms) near metal nanoparticle, when frequencies of transitions of emitters coincide with frequency of localized plasmon resonance of the nanoparticle. Our approach is based on Schrodinger description and it uses wave functions of states of systems. Interactions between emitters and between the nanoparticle and emitters are taken into account. We consider an example of two emitters and show that radiation is occurred through symmetric states of emitters as it is in Dicke model of superradiance. The nanoparticle accelerates collective spontaneous emission similar how it accelerates spontaneous emission of single emitter. Radiation from two emitters near the nanoparticle is faster than the radiation from two separated and non-interacted "nanoparticle+single emitter" systems. Efficiency of superradiance, i.e. the ratio of emitted photons to total number initial excitations in the system, is smaller than 1 d...

Protsenko, Igor

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Collective aspects of protein folding illustrated by a toy model  

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A simple toy model for polypeptides serves as a testbed to illuminate some nonlocal, or collective, aspects of protein folding phenomena. The model is two dimensional and has only two amino acids, but involves a continuous range of backbone bend angles. Global potential energy minima and their folding structures have been determined for leading members of two special and contrasting polypeptide sequences, center doped and Fibonacci, named descriptively for their primary structures. The results display the presence of spontaneous symmetry breaking, elastic strain, and substantial conformational variation for specific embedded amino acid strings. We conclude that collective variables generated by the primary amino acid structure may be required for fully effective protein folding predictors, including those based on neural networks.

Stillinger, F.H. [AT& T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974 (United States)] [AT& T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974 (United States); Head-Gordon, T. [Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Collective waves in dense and confined microfluidic droplet arrays  

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Excitation mechanisms for collective waves in confined dense one-dimensional microfluidic droplet arrays are investigated by experiments and computer simulations. We demonstrate that distinct modes can be excited by creating specific `defect' patterns in flowing droplet trains. Excited longitudinal modes exhibit a short-lived cascade of pairs of laterally displacing droplets. Transversely excited modes obey the dispersion relation of microfluidic phonons and induce a coupling between longitudinal and transverse modes, whose origin is the hydrodynamic interaction of the droplets with the confining walls. Moreover, we investigate the long-time behaviour of the oscillations and discuss possible mechanisms for the onset of instabilities. Our findings demonstrate that the collective dynamics of microfluidic droplet ensembles can be studied particularly well in dense and confined systems. Experimentally, the ability to control microfluidic droplets may allow to modulate the refractive index of optofluidic crystals which is a promising approach for the production of dynamically programmable metamaterials.

Ulf D. Schiller; Jean-Baptiste Fleury; Ralf Seemann; Gerhard Gompper

2015-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Collective institutional entrepreneurship and contestations in wind energy in India  

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Abstract With 21,136 MW of wind energy installed in 2014, India is considered a success story in terms of net installed capacity. Few existing studies on Indian wind energy have highlighted the important role of institutions, and how they stemmed from the work of advocacy groups; studies also tend to focus on short time periods. This paper uses the notion of collective institutional entrepreneurship to analyze Indian wind energy across three time periods (1985–1995, 1995–2003, and 2003–2013). The analysis shows that Indian wind power development was driven by collective efforts of institutional entrepreneurs using two aggregated strategies, that is, supportive techno-economic and socio-political networks and an indigenous innovation infrastructure. The paper highlights setbacks, controversies, and tensions between various entrepreneurship groups and argues that actions must be taken for including actors who have been marginalized.

Suyash Jolly; R.P.J.M. Raven

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Instrumented Water Tanks can Improve Air Shower Detector Sensitivity  

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Previous works have shown that water Cherenkov detectors have superior sensitivity to those of scintillation counters as applied to detecting extensive air showers (EAS). This is in large part due to their much higher sensitivity to EAS photons which are more than five times more numerous than EAS electrons. Large area water Cherenkov detectors can be constructed relatively cheaply and operated reliably. A sparse detector array has been designed which uses these types of detectors to substantially increase the area over which the Milagro Gamma Ray Observatory collects EAS information. Improvements to the Milagro detector's performance characteristics and sensitivity derived from this array and preliminary results from a prototype array currently installed near the Milagro detector will be presented.

R. Atkins; W. Benbow; D. Berley; M. -L. Chen; D. G. Coyne; R. S. Delay; B. L. Dingus; D. E. Dorfan; R. W. Ellsworth; D. Evans; A. Falcone; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; G. Gisler; J. A. Goodman; T. J. Haines; C. M. Hoffman; S. Hugenberger; L. A. Kelley; I. Leonor; J. Macri; M. McConnell; J. F. McCullough; J. E. McEnery; R. S. Miller; A. I. Mincer; M. F. Morales; P. Nemethy; J. M. Ryan; M. Schneider; B. Shen; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; T. N. Thompson; O. T. Tumer; K. Wang; M. O. Wascko; S. Westerhoff; D. A. Williams; T. Yang; G. B. Yodh

1999-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

403

Diesel fuel quality is improving in most European countries  

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Associated Octel Co. Ltd. has surveyed the quality of 96 European winter-grade fuels, collected between November 1991 and February 1992. With the continuing interest in exhaust emissions, the trend toward lower sulfur and higher cetane quality has been maintained in most regions. Concerns about the reliability of the cold filter plugging point (CFPP) test as a measure of low-temperature operability are reflected in closer control of fuel cloud point. Octel reported great differences in fuel stability, corrosion, and foaming tendency of gas oil products within many marketing areas. Additive packages are widely used to improve these properties and reduce exhaust emissions. The article describes the changes in quality since Octel's last survey.

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1993-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

404

Search for extraterrestrial point sources of high energy neutrinos with AMANDA-II using data collected in 2000–2002  

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The results of a search for point sources of high energy neutrinos in the northern hemisphere using data collected by AMANDA-II in the years 2000, 2001, and 2002 are presented. In particular, a comparison with the single-year result previously published shows that the sensitivity was improved by a factor of 2.2. The muon neutrino flux upper limits on selected candidate sources, corresponding to an E?-2 neutrino energy spectrum, are included. Sky grids were used to search for possible excesses above the background of cosmic ray induced atmospheric neutrinos. This search reveals no statistically significant excess for the three years considered.

M. Ackermann et al.

2005-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

405

Methods for detailed energy data collection of miscellaneous and electronic  

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Methods for detailed energy data collection of miscellaneous and electronic Methods for detailed energy data collection of miscellaneous and electronic loads in a commercial office building Title Methods for detailed energy data collection of miscellaneous and electronic loads in a commercial office building Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2013 Authors Lanzisera, Steven, Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Iris H. Y. Cheung, Jay Taneja, David Culler, and Richard E. Brown Journal Building and Environment Volume 65 Start Page 170 Pagination 170 - 177 Date Published 7/2013 ISSN 03601323 Keywords benchmarking, field study, MELs, office buildings, Plug-loads Abstract Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about 20% of the primary energy used in U.S. buildings, and this share is projected to increase for the foreseeable future. Our understanding, however, of which devices are most responsible for this energy use is still rudimentary due to the difficulty and expense of performing detailed studies on MELs and their energy use. In order to better understand the energy use of MELs and the design of MELs field metering studies, we conducted a year-long study of MELs in an 89,500 sq. ft. (8310 m2) office building. We present insights obtained from this study using 455 wireless plug-load power meters including the study design process, the tools needed for success, and key other methodology issues. Our study allowed us to quantify, for the study buildings, how many devices we needed to inventory and meter as well as for how long we needed to collect meter data. We find that the study design of earlier work would not have yielded accurate results in our study building. This paper presents these findings along with a brief summary of the energy related results.

406

Minimization of adhesions during embryo collection in sheep  

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The primary objective of this investigation was the development of a procedure that would allow uterine stage ovine embryos to be repeatedly collected from genetically superior ewes. The initial experiments in this investigation were therefore centered... Distribution of Cell Stages of Bnbryos at at Various Times After Oestrus . 18 Percentage Survival of Bnbryos Recovered Fran Donor Ewes at Various Times After the Onset of Estrus and Transferred to the Oviduct or Uterus 22 Survival Rate of Bnbryos...

Capehart, Joe Steven

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Coordinated garbage collection for raid array of solid state disks  

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An optimized redundant array of solid state devices may include an array of one or more optimized solid-state devices and a controller coupled to the solid-state devices for managing the solid-state devices. The controller may be configured to globally coordinate the garbage collection activities of each of said optimized solid-state devices, for instance, to minimize the degraded performance time and increase the optimal performance time of the entire array of devices.

Dillow, David A; Ki, Youngjae; Oral, Hakki S; Shipman, Galen M; Wang, Feiyi

2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

408

Optimal Heat Collection Element Shapes for Parabolic Trough Concentrators  

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For nearly 150 years, the cross section of the heat collection tubes used at the focus of parabolic trough solar concentrators has been circular. This type of tube is obviously simple and easily fabricated, but it is not optimal. It is shown in this article that the optimal shape, assuming a perfect parabolic figure for the concentrating mirror, is instead oblong, and is approximately given by a pair of facing parabolic segments.

Bennett, C

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

409

Secure Mobile Data Collection Systems for Low-Budget Settings  

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Lack of infrastructures in health care and transportation, combined with the demand for low cost health services and shortage of medical professionals, are some of the known causes for loss of life in low income countries. Mobile Health (a.k.a. mHealth) ... Keywords: mHealth, Mobile Data Collection Systems, Mobile Security, J2ME, HTTPS, secure communication protocols, secure mobile data storage, secure mobile data transmission

F. Mancini; S. Gejibo; K. A. Mughal; R. A. B. Valvik; J. Klungsoyr

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Latin American vertebrate systematic collections: status and management procedures  

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as the Neotropical areas where Spanish and Portuguese are the official languages (Pefaur, 1987) . In this case, the concept was followed, but Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad, in spite of their different languages, were also considered as part as this survey because.... 0 100. 0 Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Surinam Trinidad Uruguay Venezuela 10 50. 0 100. 0 50. 0 50. 0 TOTAL 94 50 53. 2 14 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Responses were received from 50 institutions (127 collections), which represent a 53. 2...

Arrizabalaga, M. Begona

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

411

The international status of intelligence-collecting reconnaissance satellites  

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May 1972 Major Subject: Political Science THE INTERNATIONAL STATUS OF INTELLIGENCE- COLLECTING RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES A Thesis by BRENT ALLEN GATES Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Commit e) 09JD ' J 'd (Head of Department... and legal issues surrounding aerial reconnaissance are examined. It is shown that the rapid technological evolution of spaceborne reconnaissance systems which is taking place in the absence of international agreements governing these systems is a...

Gates, Brent Allen

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Preemptible I/O Scheduling of Garbage Collection for Solid State Drives  

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Abstract Unlike hard disks, flash devices use out-of-update operations and they require a garbage collection (GC) process to reclaim invalid pages to create free blocks. This GC process is a major cause of performance degradation when running concurrently with other I/O operations as internal bandwidth is consumed to reclaim these invalid pages. The invocation of the GC process is generally governed by a low watermark on free blocks and other internal device metrics that different workloads meet at different intervals. This results in I/O performance that is highly dependent on workload characteristics. In this paper, we examine the GC process and propose a semi-preemptible GC scheme that allows GC processing to be preempted while pending I/O requests in the queue are serviced. Moreover, we further enhance flash performance by pipelining internal GC operations and merge them with pending I/O requests whenever possible. Our experimental evaluation of this semipreemptible GC scheme with realistic workloads demonstrate both improved performance and reduced performance variability. Write-dominant workloads show up to a 66.56% improvement in average response time with a 83.30% reduced variance in response time compared to the non-preemptible GC scheme. In addition, we explore opportunities of a new NAND flash device that supports suspend/resume commands for read, write and erase operations for fully preemptible GC. Our experiments with a fully preemptible GC enabled flash device show that request response time can be improved by up to 14.57% compared to semi-preemptible GC.

Lee, Junghee [ORNL; Kim, Youngjae [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL; Oral, H Sarp [ORNL; Kim, Jongman [Georgia Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

A system for collecting activity annotations for home energy management  

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Abstract Home energy management is becoming increasingly important and, though there are a plethora of tools for accessing energy consumption data, few provide concrete insights that can directly help users manage demand. Mechanisms that enable a user to draw connections between activities and energy consumption by attaching contextual labels to energy events are a promising step; however solutions for collecting annotations from users can be error prone or intrusive. This work presents a system for collecting in situ annotations using a smartphone application coupled with an off-the-shelf home energy measurement infrastructure. We use a novel power profiling approach to identify important energy consumption events and solicit contextual annotations from the user via a push notification sent to a smartphone. Using a five-week study performed in five homes, we show that our power profiling approach can identify a significant percentage of important energy consumption events using a very small number of monitored devices. We were able to collect an average of over 2 annotations per day and while users provided a wide range of annotations, the motivation to provide annotations varied across subjects.

Sami Rollins; Nilanjan Banerjee; Lazeeb Choudhury; David Lachut

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Improvement of epidemiological data analysis by unbiased estimates of log-normal dose distribution  

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The effects of radiation on population and risk assessment are studied through epidemiological studies that are heavily dependent on dose distribution. Radiation doses to individual workers follow a log-normal distribution. Computation of the collective dose with the minimum detectable values (Detection Limit or DL) as zero is biased. Hence the expectation value of the 'missed' doses is computed as the ratio of the collective dose of all dosimeters with DL to the product of the total number of dosimeters. So far, in all epidemiological studies, doses below DL are set equal to the DL itself and yield a positive bias in the dose-response relation. This paper presents an enhanced method by removing the bias with the help of the Expectation Maximisation (EM) algorithm. This algorithm, along with unbiased characteristic estimates of log-normal distribution, significantly improves the estimation of confounders by 95%, and improves the dose-response relationship.

Joyeeta Mukhopadhyaya; D. Datta; H.S. Kushwaha

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Using contingent valuation to explore willingness to pay for renewable energy: A comparison of collective and voluntary payment vehicles  

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Some of the most basic questions about the organization and functioning of society involve issues raised by the existence of public goods. With respect to environmental public goods, how should funds used to support environmental improvement be collected and used? In particular, are collective, mandatory payments superior to voluntary, charitable payments due to the possibility of free riding? And to what degree should the government be involved in spending these funds: should the government directly fund environmental improvement projects or should the private sector be used to collect funds and determine funding priorities? This report explores these questions from the perspective of renewable energy: wind, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, and solar. In particular, this report analyzes the payment preferences of U.S. households through the implementation of a large-scale contingent valuation (CV) survey of willingness to pay (WTP) for renewable energy. Renewable energy can be supported through a mandatory ''tax'' on electric bills or through voluntary payments via green power marketing; the government may or may not be heavily involved in the collection and expenditure of such funds. The question of how households prefer to pay for renewable energy is therefore highly relevant. The primary objective of this study is to explore variations in stated WTP for renewable energy under the following four payment and provision contexts: (1) A mandatory increase in the electricity bills of all customers, the funds from which are collected and spent by the government on renewable energy projects. (2) A voluntary increase in the electricity bills of those customers who choose to pay, the funds from which are collected and spent by the government on renewable energy projects. (3) A voluntary increase in the electricity bills of those customers who choose to pay, the funds from which are collected and spent by electricity suppliers on renewable energy projects. (4) A mandatory increase in the electricity bills of all customers, the funds from which are collected and spent by electricity suppliers on renewable energy projects. These payment and provision scenarios are consistent with contemporary forms of support for renewable energy. The first scenario--mandatory payments and government provision--is consistent with a system-benefits charge policy, a policy that has been adopted in 15 U.S. states. The third scenario--voluntary payments to an electricity supplier--is consistent with competitive green power marketing. The fourth scenario--mandatory payments through electricity suppliers--is consistent with a renewables portfolio standard, a policy adopted in thirteen U.S. states as of mid 2003. The second scenario--voluntary payments and government provision--has only been used in a limited fashion in the United States. In addition to having contemporary policy relevance, these four contingent valuation scenarios allow one to distinguish differences in stated WTP based on: (1) the payment method--is WTP affected by whether payments are to be made collectively or voluntarily? and (2) the provision arrangement--does the manner in which a good is provided, in this case through the government or the private sector, affect stated WTP? A split-sample, dichotomous choice contingent valuation survey of 1,574 U.S. residents was developed and implemented to test the sensitivity of stated WTP to these variables at three different payment levels, or bid points. Three secondary objectives also influenced research design, and are discussed in this report. First, this study indirectly and tentatively evaluates the importance of ''participation expectations'' in contingent valuation surveys: specifically, are individuals who state a WTP for renewable energy more likely to think that others will also contribute? Such relationships are commonly discussed in the sociology, social psychology, and marketing literatures, and are also frequently referenced in the collective action literature, but have yet to be tested thoroughly in a contingent valuation co

Wiser, Ryan H.

2002-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

416

Improved measurements of the neutrino mixing angle $?_{13}$ with the Double Chooz detector  

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The Double Chooz experiment presents improved measurements of the neutrino mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ using the data collected in 467.90 live days from a detector positioned at an average distance of 1050 m from two reactor cores at the Chooz nuclear power plant. Several novel techniques have been developed to achieve significant reductions of the backgrounds and systematic uncertainties with respect to previous publications, whereas the efficiency of the $\\bar\

Y. Abe; J. C. dos Anjos; J. C. Barriere; E. Baussan; I. Bekman; M. Bergevin; T. J. C. Bezerra; L. Bezrukov; E. Blucher; C. Buck; J. Busenitz; A. Cabrera; E. Caden; L. Camilleri; R. Carr; M. Cerrada; P. -J. Chang; E. Chauveau; P. Chimenti; A. P. Collin; E. Conover; J. M. Conrad; J. I. Crespo-Anadón; K. Crum; A. S. Cucoanes; E. Damon; J. V. Dawson; J. Dhooghe; D. Dietrich; Z. Djurcic; M. Dracos; M. Elnimr; A. Etenko; M. Fallot; F. von Feilitzsch; J. Felde; S. M. Fernandes; V. Fischer; D. Franco; M. Franke; H. Furuta; I. Gil-Botella; L. Giot; M. Göger-Neff; L. F. G. Gonzalez; L. Goodenough; M. C. Goodman; C. Grant; N. Haag; T. Hara; J. Haser; M. Hofmann; G. A. Horton-Smith; A. Hourlier; M. Ishitsuka; J. Jochum; C. Jollet; F. Kaether; L. N. Kalousis; Y. Kamyshkov; D. M. Kaplan; T. Kawasaki; E. Kemp; H. de Kerret; D. Kryn; M. Kuze; T. Lachenmaier; C. E. Lane; T. Lasserre; A. Letourneau; D. Lhuillier; H. P. Lima Jr; M. Lindner; J. M. López-Castaño; J. M. LoSecco; B. Lubsandorzhiev; S. Lucht; J. Maeda; C. Mariani; J. Maricic; J. Martino; T. Matsubara; G. Mention; A. Meregaglia; T. Miletic; R. Milincic; A. Minotti; Y. Nagasaka; Y. Nikitenko; P. Novella; L. Oberauer; M. Obolensky; A. Onillon; A. Osborn; C. Palomares; I. M. Pepe; S. Perasso; P. Pfahler; A. Porta; G. Pronost; J. Reichenbacher; B. Reinhold; M. Röhling; R. Roncin; S. Roth; B. Rybolt; Y. Sakamoto; R. Santorelli; A. C. Schilithz; S. Schönert; S. Schoppmann; M. H. Shaevitz; R. Sharankova; S. Shimojima; D. Shrestha; V. Sibille; V. Sinev; M. Skorokhvatov; E. Smith; J. Spitz; A. Stahl; I. Stancu; L. F. F. Stokes; M. Strait; A. Stüken; F. Suekane; S. Sukhotin; T. Sumiyoshi; Y. Sun; R. Svoboda; K. Terao; A. Tonazzo; H. H. Trinh Thi; G. Valdiviesso; N. Vassilopoulos; C. Veyssiere; M. Vivier; S. Wagner; N. Walsh; H. Watanabe; C. Wiebusch; L. Winslow; M. Wurm; G. Yang; F. Yermia; V. Zimmer

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

417

Improving data quality with dynamic forms  

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Organizations in developing regions want to efficiently collect digital data, but standard data gathering practices from the developed world are often inappropriate. Traditional techniques for form design and data quality ...

Chen, Kuang

418

A MEMS-enabled 3D zincair microbattery with improved discharge characteristics based on a multilayer metallic substructure  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to their high energy densities resulting mainly from the usage of atmospheric oxygen as one of the electrodes for more Home Search Collections Journals About Contact us My IOPscience #12;IOP PUBLISHING JOURNAL with improved areal energy density and areal capacity, particularly at high discharge rates. The device is based

419

How collective comparisons emerge without individual comparisons of the options  

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...off, so any ant could enter either nest. A trial...removal of non-significant terms, testing for improvements...decision-making and in terms of decision-accuracy...doors, the followers search locally, and when there is another nest nearby, enter that nest instead...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Photo tourism: exploring photo collections in 3D Richard Hu Noah Snavely, Steven M. Seitz, and Richard Szeliski. Photo tourism: exploring photo collections in  

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Photo tourism: exploring photo collections in 3D Richard Hu Noah Snavely, Steven M. Seitz, and Richard Szeliski. Photo tourism: exploring photo collections in 3d. In SIGGRAPH '06: ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 browsing a large unstructured collection of photos of a scene using a 3D interface. The approach is based

Waterloo, University of

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421

Managing Warm-season Improved Pastures  

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. However, west of a line from Corpus Christi through San Antonio to Fort Worth, rainfall is greatly reduced year round and spring calving is preferred. The rainfall pattern in this area corresponds to for- age production as shown in Fig. 1. Spring calving... season corresponds to better forage quality and quantity in native rangeland and improved pastures. Because improved small grain pastures must be irrigated in many areas of west Texas, the cost of producing improved winter forages for cow-calf op...

Stichler, Charles; Prostko, Eric P.; Livingston, Stephen

1998-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

422

Improving Screening Strategies for Prostate Cancer.  

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??abstractTh is thesis describes research on screening for prostate cancer. To improve understanding of the thesis, some background information will be provided in this introduction.… (more)

T. Wolters (Tineke)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Some improvements will be almost immediate...  

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Some improvements will be almost immediate... Hemlock Dam before removal After removal #12;Some #12;Recommendation: Additional dialogue needed between habitat managers, scientists, and policy

424

A HYBRID IMPROVEMENT HEURISTIC FOR THE ONE ...  

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We propose in this work a hybrid improvement procedure for the. bin packing problem. This heuristic has several features: the use of lower. bounding strategies ...

425

Collaborative Worker Health and Safety Improvement Activities...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

is imperative that we communicate and establish relationships with those elements that train, manage and represent our workforce to improve the safety culture at DOE sites."...

426

24 Command Fire Improvement Action Program Plan  

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Fluor Hanford (FH) is responsible for providing support to the Department of Energy Richland Operations Office (RL) in the implementation of the Hanford Emergency Preparedness (EP) program. During fiscal year 2000, a number of program improvements were identified from various sources including a major range fire (24 Command Fire). Evaluations of the emergency preparedness program have confirmed that it currently meets all requirements and that performance of personnel involved is good, however the desire to effect continuous improvement resulted in the development of this improvement program plan. This program plan defines the activities that will be performed in order to achieve the desired performance improvements.

GRIFFIN, G.B.

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Wireless Sensors Improve Data Center Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Case study bulletin describes how to improve data center energy efficiency for wireless sensors, and how to use that information to manage the data center.

428

Tennessee, Pennsylvania: Porous Power Technologies Improves Lithium...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment. Addthis Related Articles Johnson Controls Develops an Improved Vehicle Battery, Works to Cut Battery Costs in Half...

429

Peer Review Improves Undergraduate Science Writing Skills  

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receive: The benefits of peer review to the reviewer's ownI.D. #’s_________________ Peer Review Worksheet 0 = N/A, 1=Instructor Guidebook Peer Review Improves Undergraduate

Conte, Debra

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Did Hospital Engagement Networks Actually Improve Care?  

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...of evidence to assess the effect of the PfP. We agree with Pronovost and Jha that science should drive quality-improvement efforts, and we look forward to collaborating with them and others on improving the science while also driving rapid, large-scale improvements to benefit patients. To the Editor: The Partnership for Patients model test (PfP), discussed in a Perspective article by Pronovost and Jha (Aug. 21 issue),1 is a large-scale quality-improvement program designed to make hospital care safer, more reliable, and less costly by ...

2014-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

431

Collective Motions in Nuclei by the Method of Generator Coordinates  

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For an A-particle system, a trial wave function is constructed of the form ?(x1, ?, xA)=??(x1, ?, xA; ?)f(?)d?. The preliminary nucleonic wave function, ?, solves the problem in a "construction potential." This potential depends upon a "deformation parameter" or "generator coordinate," ?. The collective wave function, f(?), or "generator function," is folded into ? to produce a system wave function that depends only upon the coordinates, xi, of the particles. In the integration, the deformation parameters dissolve away. They do not appear in the final state function; they only generate it. No collective coordinates ever come into use nor do such coordinates ever have to be defined. In typical cases when the generator function contains one or more nodes, it generates nodes in the system wave function ? of the kind that describe collective kinetic energy. The energy of the system is extremized with respect to choice of the generator function, f(?). No Hamiltonian ever appears except the A-particle Hamiltonian. All nucleons are treated on the same basis whether in or above closed shells. The appropriate variational calculation leads to an integral equation or "generator wave equation" for f(?). This equation is solved in two limiting cases: the quadratic approximation, and the ?-function approximation. An analysis is made of the Peierls-Yoccoz procedure to calculate the effectivemass parameter in cases where the forces acting in the system are invariant with respect to translation or rotation. There is no external machinery to drive the construction potential. The effective inertia constant does not appear likely to agree in general with that calculated for the essentially different problem of particles in such a machine-driven potential, though the latter value is presumably more nearly correct for physical applications. The trial wave function in the method of generator coordinates is designed for simplicity, not for precision. It is applied in the following paper to the dilatational and shape oscillations of O16.

James J. Griffin and John A. Wheeler

1957-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

432

Flattening coefficient of aerosols collected on treated slides  

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collected from oleic acid and DOP (dioctylphthalate) aerosols, The microscope slides were made oilphobic by immersion in a widely used fluorocarbon sur- factant (NYE BAR Type CT 2X or 3' Co. Chemical FC-721). The mean value of F f' or oleic acid... was found to be 1. 338, and for DOP, 1. 354. There is no apparent variation of F with particle diameter for aerosols in the 2. 7-29. 1 um range. The slightly lower value of F for oleic acid suggests that the contact angle of oleic acid with respect...

Olan-Figueroa, Excel

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

433

Mesoscopic entanglement of noninteracting qubits using collective spontaneous emission  

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We describe an experimentally straightforward method for preparing an entangled W state of up to 100 qubits. Our repeat-until-success protocol relies on detection of single photons from collective spontaneous emission in free space. Our method allows entanglement preparation in a wide range of qubit implementations that lack entangling qubit-qubit interactions. We give detailed numerical examples for entanglement of neutral atoms in optical lattices and of nitrogen-vacancy centres in diamond. The simplicity of our method should enable preparation of mesoscopic entangled states in a number of physical systems in the near future.

D. Kielpinski

2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

434

A Collection of Algal Genomes from the JGI  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Algae, defined as photosynthetic eukaryotes other than plants, constitute a major component of fundamental eukaryotic diversity. Acquisition of the ability to conduct oxygenic photosynthesis through endosymbiotic events has been a principal driver of eukaryotic evolution, and today algae continue to underpin aquatic food chains as primary producers. Algae play profound roles in the carbon cycle, can impose health and economic costs through toxic blooms, and are candidate sources for bio-fuels; all of these research areas are part of the mission of DOE?s Joint Genome Institute (JGI). A collection of algal projects ongoing at JGI contributes to each of these areas and illustrates analyses employed in their genome exploration.

Kuo, Alan; Grigoriev, Igor

2012-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

435

A Tale of Two Depositories: Weeding Federal Depository Collections  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

be weeded. Up to that time, only revised titles listed in the Superseded List (purl.access.gpo. gov/GPO/LPS22813) had been weeded on a limited basis. I was familiar with the federal depository print collection because I had recently helped shift many... the col- lection, and items not superseded had to be offered to other depository libraries before withdrawing (purl.access.gpo.gov/ GPO/LPS89341, Chapter 5.14). After establishing what not to weed, criteria for items for removal were created. Because...

Sare, Laura

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Solar-thermal-energy collection/storage-pond system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A solar thermal energy collection and storage system is disclosed. Water is contained, and the water surface is exposed directly to the sun. The central part of an impermeable membrane is positioned below the water's surface and above its bottom with a first side of the membrane pointing generally upward in its central portion. The perimeter part of the membrane is placed to create a watertight boundary separating the water into a first volume which is directly exposable to the sun and which touches the membranes first side, and a second volumn which touches the membranes second side. A salt is dissolved in the first water volume.

Blahnik, D.E.

1982-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

437

N-mode coherence in collective neutrino oscillations  

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We study two-flavor neutrino oscillations in a homogeneous and isotropic ensemble under the influence of neutrino-neutrino interactions. For any density there exist forms of collective oscillations that show self-maintained coherence. They can be classified by a number N of linearly independent functions that describe all neutrino modes as linear superpositions. What is more, the dynamics is equivalent to another ensemble with the same effective density, consisting of N modes with discrete energies E{sub i} with i=1,...,N. We use this equivalence to derive the analytic solution for two-mode (bimodal) coherence, relevant for spectral-split formation in supernova neutrinos.

Raffelt, Georg G. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), Foehringer Ring 6, 80805 Muenchen (Germany)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

438

Special Publication Number 4, Checklist Of Types In The U.S. National Parasite Collection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, Num. Unico) 1972: Pretestis Collection number: 71927 Holotype australiensis Deblock, S.; and Pearson, J. C., 1968a 1968: Microphalloides Collection number: 7 yntype 18 TREMATODA australi s Manter, H. W., 1954b 1954. : Lecithochirium Collection... number: 4914-6 Holotype australis Manter, H. W., 1954b 1954.: Lepidapedon Collection number: 49118 Syntype australis Manter, H. W., 1954b 1954: Stephanostomum Collection number: 4.9126 Holotype australis Manter, H. W., 1969, 787-792 (Three new...

Salley, E. Jean; Lichtenfels, J. Ralph; Shaw, Judith H.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Banking on Solar: Debt Finance in Today's Distributed Market...  

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Solar Loans (5-, 10-, and 20-year) vs. Solar PPA and SDG&E Blended Residential Rate Over the last two years, several entities-from banks to credit unions to solar...

440

Briefing Paper The child welfare implications of problem debt  

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where contact is not completely lost the child may have to cope with frequent moves between parental on the ability of some parents to undertake paid employment. They are therefore more vulnerable to income difficulties within the household; the duration of these; and the coping strategies employed by parents

Birmingham, University of

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441

Household Need for Liquidity and the Credit Card Debt Puzzle  

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Vendemia. 2006. “The CE and the PCE: A Comparison”. Monthlymeasurement. This is the CEX/PCE ratio, which calculates howdi?erently than in the PCE, so that the aggregated CEX

Telyukova, Irina A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Figuring Out What the Debt Agreement Means for Science  

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...could go back and revise it. However, I'm very concerned about 2014 and beyond.” In his worst-case scenario, Michael Lubell, a lobbyist for the American Physical Society (APS), calculates across-the-board cuts of 11% to discretionary programs...

Jeffrey Mervis

2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

443

Banking on Solar: Debt Finance in Today's Distributed Market (Poster)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Over the last two years, several entities - from banks to credit unions to solar finance companies -have rolled out distributed solar-specific loan programs in the United States. These solar-specific loans are a distinct loan in that the underwriting, loan terms, lender security interest, and other programmatic aspects are designed exclusively for the financing of solar installations. Until recently, loan financing for distributed solar installations was largely through home equity loans, commercial loans, and other standardized loan products available to homeowners and businesses for general expenditures. However, as the U.S. solar market matures, so too are its financing options, and solar-specific loans stand to gain market share. This poster was presented at the Solar Power International conference in Las Vegas, NV in October 2014.

Louder, T.

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Wind Forecast Improvement Project Southern Study Area Final Report...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Wind Forecast Improvement Project Southern Study Area Final Report Wind Forecast Improvement Project Southern Study Area Final Report Wind Forecast Improvement Project Southern...

445

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority Map  

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

Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority Map Commercial Building Energy Asset Score Data Collection Priority Map Type Page OFFICE* 1-2 RETAIL 3 SCHOOL 4 WAREHOUSE 5 LODGING* 6 MULTI-FAMILY* 7 ASSEMBLY 8 APPENDIX: ASHRAE CLIMATE ZONE MAP 9 * For the purposes of this guide, some use types have multiple tables based on building size. If you're uncertain which size applies to your building, use your best judgment or consult more than one table. The size categories are meant as general guidelines but do not correspond to specific ranges in square footage. OFFICE Large Office Priorities by Climate Zones 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 3C 4A 4B 4C 5A 5B 5C 6A 6B 7 8 Lighting High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High Lighting Controls High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High High

446

DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection | Department of Energy  

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Information Center » DOE Technical Standards Program » DOE Information Center » DOE Technical Standards Program » DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection DOE Technical Standards Archived Collection Document ID Filter Document ID sort descending Title Date DOE-HDBK-1131-2007 General Employee Radiological Training Replaced by DOE-HDBK-1131-2007 (CN1) (Reaffirmed 2013) This handbook describes the DOE General Employee Radiological Training program. It is intended for use by DOE contractors for the development of facility-specific general employee radiological training. 01/15/2008 DOE-HDBK-1131-98 General Employee Radiological Training Change Notice No. 1 (November 2003) | Reaffirmation with Errata (April 2004) | Replaced by DOE-HDBK-1131-2007 This handbook describes the DOE General Employee Radiological Training program. It includes standards and policies as well as recommendations for material development and program administration. It is intended for use by DOE contractors for the development of facility-specific general employee radiological training. 03/26/2004

447

Hybrid Plasma Reactor/Filter for Transportable Collective Protection Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has performed an assessment of a Hybrid Plasma/Filter system as an alternative to conventional methods for collective protection. The key premise of the hybrid system is to couple a nonthermal plasma (NTP) reactor with reactive adsorption to provide a broader envelope of protection than can be provided through a single-solution approach. The first step uses highly reactive species (e.g. oxygen radicals, hydroxyl radicals, etc.) created in a nonthermal plasma (NTP) reactor to destroy the majority (~75% - 90%) of an incoming threat. Following the NTP reactor an O3 reactor/filter uses the O3 created in the NTP reactor to further destroy the remaining organic materials. This report summarizes the laboratory development of the Hybrid Plasma Reactor/Filter to protect against a ‘worst-case’ simulant, methyl bromide (CH3Br), and presents a preliminary engineering assessment of the technology to Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection performance specifications for chemical vapor air purification technologies.

Josephson, Gary B.; Tonkyn, Russell G.; Frye, J. G.; Riley, Brian J.; Rappe, Kenneth G.

2011-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

448

Physics of Microswimmers - Single Particle Motion and Collective Behavior  

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Locomotion and transport of microorganisms in fluids is an essential aspect of life. Search for food, orientation toward light, spreading of off-spring, and the formation of colonies are only possible due to locomotion. Swimming at the microscale occurs at low Reynolds numbers, where fluid friction and viscosity dominates over inertia. Here, evolution achieved propulsion mechanisms, which overcome and even exploit drag. Prominent propulsion mechanisms are rotating helical flagella, exploited by many bacteria, and snake-like or whip-like motion of eukaryotic flagella, utilized by sperm and algae. For artificial microswimmers, alternative concepts to convert chemical energy or heat into directed motion can be employed, which are potentially more efficient. The dynamics of microswimmers comprises many facets, which are all required to achieve locomotion. In this article, we review the physics of locomotion of biological and synthetic microswimmers, and the collective behavior of their assemblies. Starting from individual microswimmers, we describe the various propulsion mechanism of biological and synthetic systems and address the hydrodynamic aspects of swimming. This comprises synchronization and the concerted beating of flagella and cilia. In addition, the swimming behavior next to surfaces is examined. Finally, collective and cooperate phenomena of various types of isotropic and anisotropic swimmers with and without hydrodynamic interactions are discussed.

Jens Elgeti; Roland G. Winkler; Gerhard Gompper

2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

449

Improved catalysts for carbon and coal gasification  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

This invention relates to improved catalysts for carbon and coal gasification and improved processes for catalytic coal gasification for the production of methane. The catalyst is composed of at least two alkali metal salts and a particulate carbonaceous substrate or carrier is used. 10 figures, 2 tables.

McKee, D.W.; Spiro, C.L.; Kosky, P.G.

1984-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

450

Do visualizations improve synchronous remote collaboration?  

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Information visualizations can improve collaborative problem solving, but this improvement may depend on whether visualizations promote communication. In an experiment on the effect of network visualizations, remote pairs worked synchronously to identify ... Keywords: collaboration, communication, cscw, distributed work, empirical studies, information visualization

Aruna D. Balakrishnan; Susan R. Fussell; Sara Kiesler

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Original article Improvement of zinc intestinal absorption  

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Original article Improvement of zinc intestinal absorption and reduction of zinc/iron interaction of caseins, improves its absorption and could prevent inhibition by other nutrients such as iron (Fe). The absorption of Zn (100 Ilmol/L) bound to the 1-25 CN ((3-CN(1-25)) of (3-casein, or as ZnS04 was studied using

Boyer, Edmond

452

Testability Transformation --Program Transformation to Improve Testability  

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Testability Transformation -- Program Transformation to Improve Testability Mark Harman1 , Andr, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XH, UK. Corresponding Author. Abstract. Testability transformation. The goal is to improve the testing process by transforming a program to one that is more amenable

Binkley, David W.

453

Testability Transformation: Program Transformation to Improve Testability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Testability Transformation: Program Transformation to Improve Testability An Overview of Recent Author. Abstract. Testability transformation is a new form of program transfor- mation in which the goal to some chosen test adequacy criterion. The goal is to improve the testing process by transforming

Singer, Jeremy

454

IMPROVING SANDSTONE MATRIX STIMULATION OF OIL  

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IMPROVING SANDSTONE MATRIX STIMULATION OF OIL WELLS BY GAS PRECONDITIONING M. A. Aggour, M. Al, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia ABSTRACT Experience has shown that for sandstone formations, oil wells respond to matrix acidizing in a different manner as compared to gas wells. For oil wells, the improvement

Abu-Khamsin, Sidqi

455

Improvements to Hydrogen Delivery Scenario Analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

­ Improved liquefier, pipeline, compressors, storage, labor, indirect capital, and O&M cost estimatesImprovements to Hydrogen Delivery Scenario Analysis Model (HDSAM) and Results May 8, 2007 Amgad and storage are at or adjacent to Liquid Hydrogen (LH) TruckH2 Production 100 or 1500 kg/d Compressed H2 (CH

456

Ris-M-2873 Improvement ofthe Bandwidth  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the system is given by * L = C ( T L + T D ) / 2 , where c is the speed of light, T L the laser pulse. Measuring methods 6 B. Measuring results 7 C. Possibilities of improvements 8 II. IMPROVEMENT profiles. The spectrum of the back-scattered light is recorded as a function of time by a detection system

457

FEASIBILITY OF THE AEROSOL-TO-LIQUID PARTICLE EXTRACTION SYSTEM (ALPES) FOR COLLECTION OF VIABLE FRANCISELLA SP.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Several Biowatch monitoring sites in the Houston area have tested positive for Francisella tularensis and there is a need to determine whether natural occurring Francisella-related microorganism(s) may be responsible for these observed positive reactions. The collection, culturing and characterization of Francisella-related natural microorganisms will provide the knowledge base to improve the future selectivity of Biowatch monitoring for Francisella. The aerosol-to-liquid particle extraction system (ALPES) is a high-efficiency, dual mechanism collection system that utilizes a liquid collection medium for capture of airborne microorganisms. Since the viability of microorganisms is preserved better in liquid medium than on air filters, this project was undertaken to determine whether Francisella philomiragia and Francisella tularensis LVS maintain acceptable viability in the continuous liquid recirculation, high direct current voltage and residual ozone concentrations which occur during ALPES operation. Throughout a series of preliminary trial runs with representative gram-negative and gram-positive microorganisms, several design modifications and improvements to the ALPES optimized liquid handling, electrical stability, sampling and overall performance for biological sampling. Initial testing with Francisella philomiragia showed viability was preserved better in PBS buffer than HBSS buffer. Trial runs at starting cell concentrations of 1.8 x 10{sup 6} and 2.5 x 10{sup 4} CFU/L showed less than a 1-log decrease in viability for F. philomiragia after 24 h in the ALPES. Francisella tularensis LVS (live vaccine strain) was used as a surrogate for virulent F. tularensis in ALPES trial runs conducted at starting cell concentrations of 10{sup 4}, 10{sup 5} and 10{sup 6} CFU/L. F. tularensis LVS was slow-growing and required highly selective growth media to prevent overgrowth by collected airborne microorganisms. In addition, one ALPES unit intake was HEPA filtered during the final trial runs with F. tularensis LVS to further reduce the levels of microbial background. Results from trials with F. tularensis LVS showed about a 1-log loss decrease in CFUs after 24 h, but maintained final cell concentrations in the range of 10{sup 3}-10{sup 4} CFU/L. These results indicate that the ALPES maintains acceptable viability of Francisella sp. in PBS buffer for up to 24 h and is a promising technology for the collection of viable airborne Francisella or Francisella-related cultures which may be observed at Biowatch monitoring sites in the Houston area and elsewhere.

Heitkamp, M

2006-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

458

Preparation of Nanostructured Materials Having Improved Ductility  

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Preparation of Nanostructured Materials Having Improved Ductility Preparation of Nanostructured Materials Having Improved Ductility Preparation of Nanostructured Materials Having Improved Ductility A method for preparing a nanostructured aluminum alloy involves heating an aluminum alloy workpiece at temperature sufficient to produce a single phase coarse grained aluminum alloy. June 20, 2013 Preparation of Nanostructured Materials Having Improved Ductility A method for preparing a nanostructured aluminum alloy involves heating an aluminum alloy workpiece at temperature sufficient to produce a single phase coarse grained aluminum alloy. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center for Innovation (505) 665-9090 Email Preparation of Nanostructured Materials Having Improved Ductility A method for preparing a nanostructured aluminum alloy involves heating an

459

Improved medical implants comes from nanostructuring  

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Improved medical implants comes from nanostructuring Improved medical implants comes from nanostructuring Improved medical implants comes from nanostructuring Together, LANL and Russia institutes modify metals to better match and integrate, or bond, with human bone tissue. April 3, 2012 Improved medical implants comes from nanostructuring In addition to possessing strength beyond what is possible in conventional pure metals, Biotanium(tm) has also been optimized for integration with living bone. Scientific studies of the attachment and growth of bone cells on Biotanium(tm) consistently show that these cells adhere better and grow significantly faster -- up to 20 times faster. ...nanostructuring remarkably improves other metal properties, including strength, cyclic load resistance, corrosion resistance, machinability, and

460

Anopheles sinensis mosquito insecticide resistance: comparison of three mosquito sample collection and preparation methods and mosquito age in resistance measurements  

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collected from the field; 2) F1 adults from field collected,field-collected larvae and F1 adults from field collectedpost emergence [6-8]; and 3) F1 adults from field collected

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Data Collection Methods to someone by E-mail Data Collection Methods to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods on AddThis.com... Light-Duty Vehicle Data Collection Methods To maintain the Light-Duty Vehicle Search tool, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) gathers vehicle specifications, photos, and

462

SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND PRACTICE Softw. Process Improve. Pract. 2006; 11: 95105  

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SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND PRACTICE Softw. Process Improve. Pract. 2006; 11: 95­105 Published a special issue of Software Process ­ Improvement and Practice focusing on processes found in free or open emerging F/OSSD processes build and sustain these different projects? How might new studies

Scacchi, Walt

463

Improving the detection ...1 Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan  

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Improving the detection ...1 Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan Improving the detection of On-line Vertical Port Scan in IP Traffic Yousra Chabchoub , Christine Fricker and Philippe to detect port scan attacks in IP traffic. Only relevant information about destination IP addresses

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

464

Chemical kinetics of cetane number improving agents  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The increasing demand for diesel fuels has resulted in the use of greater percentage of cracked distillates having poor ignition properties. The ignition properties of diesel fuels can be rated in terms of their cetane number and diesel fuels having low cetane number may have poor ignition properties such as diesel knock, difficulties to start engines in the cold weather and so on. Such diesel fuels need cetane number improving agents. In the 1940s and 1950s alkyl nitrates, alkyl nitrites and organic peroxides were found to be effective cetane number improving additives. Our recent study suggests that free radicals produced from thermal decomposition just before ignition should have an important role to improve their ignition properties. However no studies on the reaction mechanism for improving effect of these additives have been attempted because of complex nature of spontaneous ignition reaction of hydrocarbons. In order to clarify the reaction mechanism for improving effects of cetane number improving agents. We here have attempted to simulate the spontaneous ignition of n-butane as a model compound in the presence of alkyl nitrites as cetane number improving agents.

Hashimoto, K.; Akutsu, Y.; Arai, M.; Tamura, M. [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

465

Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance  

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

7 7 June 2007 DOE TECHNICAL STANDARD Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1187-2007 ii Available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/NuclearSafety/techstds/ DOE-STD-1187-2007 iii FOREWORD 1. This standard provides acceptable methods for compliance with the requirements of paragraph 10 CFR 850.39 "Recordkeeping and Use of Information." Use of this standard is not mandatory. Users should review the document and determine if it meets their purpose. 2. Comments (recommendations, additions, and deletions) that may be of use in

466

Renewable Energy Documents from OSTI Collections, Office of Scientific and  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Smart Energy Grid Resources Smart Energy Grid Resources Find government research information related to smart energy grid technologies through OSTI collections. Find full text technical reports, citations, project summaries and more. OSTI makes R&D information rapidly available to researchers and the public so that discovery can be accelerated. Research from Information Bridge Open Automated Demand Response Communications Specification (Version 1.0) High Penetration of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems into the Distribution Grid, Workshop Report Study of Security Attributes of Smart Grid Systems- Current Cyber Security Issues Estimated Value of Service Reliability for Electric Utility Customers in the U.S. Weather forecast-based optimization of integrated energy systems. Building America System Research Plan for Reduction of Miscellaneous

467

Laboratory employees collect backpacks, school supplies for area school  

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School supplies for children School supplies for children Laboratory employees collect backpacks, school supplies for area school children Employees donated more than 1,000 backpacks and thousands of school supplies, including pencils, pens, and notebooks. August 20, 2010 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

468

Collective Lorentz invariant dynamics on a single "polynomial" worldline  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Consider a worldline of a pointlike particle parametrized by polynomial functions, together with the light cone ("retardation") equation of an inertially moving observer. Then a set of apparent copies ("duplicons") of the single pointlike particle defined by the roots of the retardation equation and localized on one and the same worldline will be detected by the observer. We prove that for any "polynomial" worldline the induced collective dynamics of duplicons obeys a whole set of canonical conservation laws (for total momentum, angular momentum and the analogue of mechanical energy). Explicit formulas for the values of total angular momentum and the analogue of total rest energy (rest mass) are obtained; the latter is "self-quantized", i.e. for any worldline takes only integer values. The dynamics is Lorentz invariant though different from the canonical relativistic mechanics. Asymptotically, at large values of the observer's proper time, the duplicons split themselves into pairs ("first phase transition") a...

Kassandrov, Vladimir V; Markova, Nina V

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Collective Effects in the SuperB Collider  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Some collective effects have been studied for the SuperB high luminosity collider. Estimates of the effect of Intra Beam Scattering (IBS) on the emittance and energy spread growths have been carried up for both the High Energy (HER, positrons) and the Low Energy (LER, electrons) rings. Electron cloud build up simulations for HER were performed with the ECLOUD code, developed at CERN, to predict the cloud formation in the arcs, taking into account possible remediation techniques such as clearing electrodes. The new code CMAD, developed at SLAC, has been used to study the effect of this electron cloud on the beam and assess the thresholds above which the electron cloud instability would set in.

Demma, Theo; /INFN, Rome; Pivi, Mauro; /SLAC

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

470

Alienation in Italian cities. Social network fragmentation from collective data  

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We study the structure of a social network of strong ties (trust network) investigating its property of connectedness versus fragmentation. To this purpose we analyse an extensive set of census data, about marrying or having children with immigrants, collected by Italian national statistical institute for all Italian municipalities from 2001 to 2011. Not using neither obtaining personal local information but only average ones, our method fully complies with privacy and confidentiality. Our findings show that large cities display the behaviour of highly fragmented trust networks where individuals face possible phenomena of alienation. Smaller cities and villages instead behave like fully connected social systems with a rich tie structure, where isolation is rare or completely absent. While confirming classical sociological theories on alienation in large urban areas our approach provides a quantitative method to test them and a predictive tool for policy makers.

Contucci, Pierluigi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Capturing collective conflict dynamics with sparse social circuits  

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We discuss a set of computational techniques, called Inductive Game Theory, for extracting strategic decision-making rules from time series data and constructing probabilistic social circuits. We construct these circuits by connecting component individuals and groups with strategies in a game and propose an inductive approach to reconstructing the edges. We demonstrate this approach with conflict behavior in a society of pigtailed macaques by identifying significant patterns in decision-making by individuals. With the constructed circuit, we then capture macroscopic features of the system that were not specified in the construction of the initial circuit, providing a mapping between individual level behaviors to collective behaviors over the scale of the group. We extend on previous work in Inductive Game Theory by more efficiently searching the space of possible strategies by grouping individuals into socially relevant sets to produce a more efficient, parsimonious specification of the underlying interaction...

Lee, Edward; Flack, Jessica; Krakauer, David

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

No Collective Neutrino Flavor Conversions during the Supernova Accretion Phase  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

We perform a dedicated study of the supernova (SN) neutrino flavor evolution during the accretion phase, using results from recent neutrino radiation hydrodynamics simulations. In contrast to what was expected in the presence of only neutrino-neutrino interactions, we find that the multiangle effects associated with the dense ordinary matter suppress collective oscillations. The matter suppression implies that neutrino oscillations will start outside the neutrino decoupling region and therefore will have a negligible impact on the neutrino heating and the explosion dynamics. Furthermore, the possible detection of the next galactic SN neutrino signal from the accretion phase, based on the usual Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein effect in the SN mantle and Earth matter effects, can reveal the neutrino mass hierarchy in the case that the mixing angle {theta}{sub 13} is not very small.

Chakraborty, Sovan; Mirizzi, Alessandro; Saviano, Ninetta; Tomas, Ricard [II Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg (Germany); Fischer, Tobias [GSI, Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Planckstrasse 1, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Schlossgartenstrasse 9, 64289 Darmstadt (Germany)

2011-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

473

Collective oscillations in spatially modulated exciton-polariton condensate arrays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We study collective dynamics of interacting centers of exciton-polariton condensation in presence of spatial inhomogeneity, as modeled by diatomic active oscillator lattices. The mode formalism is developed and employed to derive existence and stability criteria of plane wave solutions. It is demonstrated that $k_0=0$ wave number mode with the binary elementary cell on a diatomic lattice possesses superior existence and stability properties. Decreasing net on-site losses (balance of dissipation and pumping) or conservative nonlinearity favors multistability of modes, while increasing frequency mismatch between adjacent oscillators detriments it. On the other hand, spatial inhomogeneity may recover stability of modes at high nonlinearities. Entering the region where all single-mode solutions are unstable we discover subsequent transitions between localized quasiperiodic, chaotic and global chaotic dynamics in the mode space, as nonlinearity increases. Importantly, the last transition evokes the loss of synchronization. These effects may determine lasing dynamics of interacting exciton-polariton condensation centers.

A. A. Tikhomirov; O. I. Kanakov; B. L. Altshuler; M. V. Ivanchenko

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

474

The nested assembly of collective attention in online social systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Online social networks have changed the way in which we communicate. These networks are characterized by a competitive information flow and a dynamic topology, where the success of a given topic or meme depends on many factors, most of which are unknown. Likely, given the many sources of information to which a typical individual is exposed, the economy of attention rules the system dynamics. Here we show, using microblogging data, that competition is minimized through consensus and that collective attention and successful topical assembly are characterized by a nested structure of the bipartite network made up by users and memes. Our results indicate that social phenomena could emerge as a result of a topological transition that minimizes modularity while maximizing the nestedness of the system, and that online social networks are comparable to an ecosystem, where generalists and specialists share resources.

Borge-Holthoefer, Javier; Gracia-Lázaro, Carlos; Moreno, Yamir

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Optimized collectives using a DMA on a parallel computer  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Optimizing collective operations using direct memory access controller on a parallel computer, in one aspect, may comprise establishing a byte counter associated with a direct memory access controller for each submessage in a message. The byte counter includes at least a base address of memory and a byte count associated with a submessage. A byte counter associated with a submessage is monitored to determine whether at least a block of data of the submessage has been received. The block of data has a predetermined size, for example, a number of bytes. The block is processed when the block has been fully received, for example, when the byte count indicates all bytes of the block have been received. The monitoring and processing may continue for all blocks in all submessages in the message.

Chen, Dong (Croton On Hudson, NY); Gabor, Dozsa (Ardsley, NY); Giampapa, Mark E. (Irvington, NY); Heidelberger; Phillip (Cortlandt Manor, NY)

2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

476

Device for collecting chemical compounds and related methods  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A device for sampling chemical compounds from fixed surfaces and related methods are disclosed. The device may include a vacuum source, a chamber and a sorbent material. The device may utilize vacuum extraction to volatilize the chemical compounds from the fixed surfaces so that they may be sorbed by the sorbent material. The sorbent material may then be analyzed using conventional thermal desorption/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (TD/GC/MS) instrumentation to determine presence of the chemical compounds. The methods may include detecting release and presence of one or more chemical compounds and determining the efficacy of decontamination. The device may be useful in collection and analysis of a variety of chemical compounds, such as residual chemical warfare agents, chemical attribution signatures and toxic industrial chemicals.

Scott, Jill R.; Groenewold, Gary S.; Rae, Catherine

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Energy-Efficiency Improvement Opportunities for the Textile Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

efficiency improvement opportunities in electric motors in electric motors 31 When considering energy-efficiencyefficiency improvement opportunities in electric motors

Hasanbeigi, Ali

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Improved paving asphalt from Baku crudes  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

An improved paving asphalt has been obtained from commercial BN-60/90 asphalt by adding certain components that are waste materials in petroleum refining: a still residue from the distillation of naphthenic acids to improve adhesion properties, asphalt obtained in deasphalting vacuum resid to improve ductility and impart freeze resistance, and a dialkylnaphthalene as a pour point depressant. Three different blend formulations were prepared by melting and mixing and analyzed for their physicochemical properties. The possibility was also investigated of expanding the raw material base for paving asphalts by including certain waste materials obtained in refining Baku crudes.

Allakhverdiev, A.A.; Kuliev, R.B.; Samedova, F.I.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Modified contour-improved perturbation theory  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The semihadronic tau decay width allows a clean extraction of the strong coupling constant at low energies. We present a modification of the standard “contour-improved” method based on a derivative expansion of the Adler function. The new approach has some advantages compared to contour-improved perturbation theory. The renormalization scale dependence is weaker by more than a factor of 2 and the last term of the expansion is reduced by about 10%, while the renormalization scheme dependence remains approximately equal. The extracted QCD coupling at the tau mass scale is by 2% lower than the contour-improved value. We find ?s(MZ2)=0.1211±0.0010.

Gorazd Cveti?, Marcelo Loewe, Cristian Martinez, and Cristián Valenzuela

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

480

Empirical Methodologies for Improving HVAC Efficiency  

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Empirical Methodologies for Improving HVAC Efficiency Empirical Methodologies for Improving HVAC Efficiency Speaker(s): Anil Aswani Date: September 21, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Michael Wetter This talk describes the use of empirical methodologies that we have developed for the purpose of improving heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) efficiency through better control algorithms and configuration. We show that semiparametric regression can both identify simplified models of thermal HVAC dynamics while also estimating time-varying heating loads using only real-time temperature measurements from thermostats. These models can be used with our learning-based model predictive control (LBMPC) method in order to improve the energy-efficiency of HVAC. Experiments on testbeds with different types of HVAC show the

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481

Improve Operations & Maintenance | Department of Energy  

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

Improve Operations & Maintenance Improve Operations & Maintenance Improve Operations & Maintenance Photo of an equipment room in a high-rise commercial office building with red and green equipment. Every building's energy consumption can benefit from rigorous operations and maintenance (O&M) practices. Properly planned and executed O&M is one of the most cost-effective strategies for ensuring equipment longevity, reliability, safety, and energy efficiency in commercial buildings. By one estimate, O&M measures cost about 20 times less and achieve roughly the same energy savings as energy efficiency upgrades. There are various opportunities to improve efficiency through O&M that can be discovered through efforts such as engaging tenants, training building staff, and

482

White Paper Using Social Media to Improve  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

White Paper Using Social Media to Improve Organizational Communication & Efficiency Amy M. Young can enhance workforce collaboration, increase organizational efficiency, and reduce expenses changing organizational communication, collaboration, and efficiency. We also discuss the key

Michigan, University of

483

EECBG Success Story: Lighting Retrofit Improving Visibility,...  

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

Retrofit Improving Visibility, Saving Energy August 27, 2010 - 10:05am Addthis New LED lighting fixtures (right) emit a whiter light than existing high-pressure sodium cobra...

484

A measurement framework for improving verification processes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper describes the application of quantitative techniques to software process improvement in an industrial environment. This investigation is based on theami approach which was developed during the ESPRIT I...

Christophe Debou; Michael Haux; Stefan Jungmayr

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Improving Persian Text Classification Using Persian Thesaurus  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper proposes an innovative approach to improve the performance of Persian text classification. The proposed method uses a thesaurus as a helpful knowledge to obtain the ... Three types of relationships are...

Hamid Parvin; Behrouz Minaei-Bidgoli…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Top Low- or No-Cost Improvements  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This presentation describes the top low- or no-cost projects to improve energy efficiency as identified in energy assessments performed by DOE and by the Industrial Assessment Centers.

487

Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies Fuel Cell Technologies 2009 Kickoff of fuel cell component degradation · Quantify the influence of inter-relational operating environment between different fuel cell components · Degradation measurements of components and component interfaces

488

Improving Industrial Refrigeration System Efficiency - Actual Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

cycle cooling during winter operation, compressor intercooling, direct refrigeration vs. brine cooling, insulation of cold piping to reduce heat gain, multiple screw compressors for improved part load operation, evaporative condensers for reduced system...

White, T. L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Energy Productivity Improvement in Petrochemical Plants  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

planning economics, open loop computer control of multi-department energy variables, and closed loop computer optimization of plantwide energy variables. Results indicate a ten to fifteen percent energy productivity improvement can be expected....

Robinson, A. M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Guidelines for Improving Diesel Engine Characteristics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

An appropriate amount of EGR can improve cold startability of a diesel engine and promote combustion and emission performance during...x...emissions without a significant penalty for the specific fuel consumption

Breda Kegl; Marko Kegl; Stanislav Pehan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

IMPROVING SEQUENCE ALIGNMENTS FOR INTRINSICALLY DISORDERED PROTEINS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

IMPROVING SEQUENCE ALIGNMENTS FOR INTRINSICALLY DISORDERED PROTEINS PREDRAG RADIVOJAC, ZORAN sequence alignments for intrinsically disordered proteins. For 55 disordered protein families we measure and discriminate related disordered proteins whose average sequence identity with the other family members is below

Radivojac, Predrag

492

Enabling process improvements through systems thinking  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Manufacturing organizations around the world strive to improve processes with varying degrees of realization. There is no right way or latest and greatest process that can guarantee success, therefore the approach, and not ...

Dolak, Jessica

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Design Enhancements To Improve Flare Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Two flare systems used at separate units within a larger chemical complex were modified to improve overall performance and efficiency. One system was a standard enclosed ground flare; the other was a less-conventional horizontal ground flare system...

Dooley, K. A.; McLeod, G. M.; Lorenz, M. D.

494

Low expansion superalloy with improved toughness  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A high strength, low coefficient of thermal expansion superalloy exhibiting improved toughness over a broad temperature range down to about 4 K is disclosed. The composition is adapted for use with wrought superconducting sheathing.

Smith, D.F.; Stein, L.I.; Hwang, I.S.

1995-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

495

Automation improves personal effectiveness while reducing drudgery  

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Automation improves personal effectiveness while reducing drudgery ... "The term automation ," says one Department of Labor official with undisguised feeling, "is a hopeless semantic jungle." ... One industry man defines automation very loosely as any way of doing things better with machines. ...

1966-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

496

Productivity Improvement of a Manual Assembly Line  

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or re-configuring an assembly system, which is the key step in improving the overall performance of an assembly line. Following this approach, two manual assembly line configurations (single stage parallel line and five-stage serial line...

Yerasi, Pranavi

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

497

Ris Energy Report 4 Efficiency improvements Introduction  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-driven replacement of goods, and more repair, reuse and recycling are examples of lifestyle changes bringing and transported via pipelines and transmission lines. Potential efficiency improvements at the supply level

498

Improvements and assessments of water auditing techniques  

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of unavoidable annual real losses (allowable leakage) for a system with varied pressure zones, and defining procedures for assessing customer meter accuracy for a system. Application of the improved IWA audit method to SAWS discovered that its system input volume...

Meyer, Sarah Ruth

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

499

Improvements in communication complexity using quantum entanglement  

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IMPROVEMENTS IN COMMUNICATION COMPLEXITY USING QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT A Thesis by ANGAD MOHANDAS KAMAT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... August 2008 Major Subject: Computer Science IMPROVEMENTS IN COMMUNICATION COMPLEXITY USING QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT A Thesis by ANGAD MOHANDAS KAMAT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Kamat, Angad Mohandas

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

500

Solar Cell Modules With Improved Backskin  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A laminated solar cell module comprises a front light transmitting support, a plurality of interconnected solar cells encapsulated by a light-transmitting encapsulant material, and an improved backskin formed of an ionomer/nylon alloy. The improved backskin has a toughness and melting point temperature sufficiently great to avoid any likelihood of it being pierced by any of the components that interconnect the solar cells.

Gonsiorawski, Ronald C. (Danvers, MA)

2003-12-09T23:59:59.000Z