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  1. NAIHC 2015 Legislative Conference

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    Hosted by the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC), the 20th Annual Legislative Conference offers Tribes a chance to take part in the decisions made by Congress and the Administration in Washington, D.C.

  2. Discussion on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation | Department of

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:Revised Finding of No53197E T ADRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTEnergy

  3. Discussion on Carbon Capture and Sequestration Legislation | Department of

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China U.S.ContaminationJuly 2011 U.S. DEPARTMENT OFDepartment ofDipayan Ghosh -Energy

  4. Spacetimes containing slowly evolving horizons

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    W. Kavanagh; I. Booth

    2006-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Slowly evolving horizons are trapping horizons that are "almost" isolated horizons. This paper reviews their definition and discusses several spacetimes containing such structures. These include certain Vaidya and Tolman-Bondi solutions as well as (perturbatively) tidally distorted black holes. Taking into account the associated mass scales, they also suggest that slowly evolving horizons are the norm rather than the exception in astrophysical processes that involve stellar-scale black holes.

  5. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: An overview of legislation from the 111th

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    Congress February 2011 OFFICE OF SCIENCE POLICY & PLANNING Special thanks to the NIH Office of Legislative Policy & Analysis and the NIH Office of Budget for providing information for some of these reports #12 Law 111-375: The National Alzheimer's Project Act ................................................. 4

  6. Legislating Biofuels in the United States (Presentation)

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    Clark, W.

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Legislation supporting U.S. biofuels production can help to reduce petroleum consumption and increase the nation's energy security.

  7. Climate change legislation: what the Senate might do

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    NONE

    2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Two of the speakers who spoke at the Coal-Gen conference, Charlotte, NC, USA on 19 August discussed climate change legislation currently under consideration in the US Congress. The so-called Waxman-Markey bill passed the House in June and is currently being considered by the Senate. The title of Thomas Hewson's talk was 'Climate change is likely to pass' and Neal Cabral discussed 'Geography and region influence climate change politics'.

  8. Federal / State Legislative & Regulatory Changes Required for...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Issues Federal and State Blending Restrictions Action by ASTM NCWM to address higher ethanol blends Federal State Legislative & Regulatory Changes Required for Introduction of...

  9. Legislating Biofuels in the United States

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    Legislating Biofuels in the United States Wendy Clark National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Colorado, USA 2008 SAE Biofuels Specifications and Performance Symposium July 7-9, 2008, Paris NREL PR-540 Legislate Biofuels? · Plentiful U.S. biomass resources: energy crops, agricultural and forestry residues

  10. Need for port development legislation. [In support of S. 865

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    Joseph, M.R.

    1983-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The author gives testimony in support of Senate Bill S.865. US ports are a weak link in the mine-to-market chain as evidenced by the long wait to load coal for overseas customers. This weakness cost us lost revenue of over $1 billion in 1980 and 1981. Therefore the US needs legislation to upgrade ports and harbors to meet the global demand for US coal. Discussion is presented under the headings. Trends in Coal Use and Trade; the US share of the World Coal Market; Port Capacity and the Need for Deep Draft Channels in the US; the Customer Countries; the Competing Countries; the Trend Towards Larger Vessels; Legislation Proposals to Improve Coastal Ports; and National Coal Association Supports S.865 with Modifications. Appendices include data on future coal trade, port capacity, channel depth, ocean transport and shipping cost, and channel improvements at US ports. 21 tables. (DMC)

  11. Geothermal Industry Applauds Congressional Action on Tax Legislation...

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

    Applauds Congressional Action on Tax Legislation Geothermal Industry Applauds Congressional Action on Tax Legislation January 1, 2013 - 4:11pm Addthis Washington, D.C. -- The...

  12. Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Feebates: A Legislative Option to Encourage Continuous Improvements to Automobile Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Feebates: A Legislative...

  13. Comparing Evolvable Hardware to Conventional Classifiers for

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    Hellebrand, Sybille

    Classifiers !! Experiment Setup and Results !! Discussion and Future Work Glette, Gruber, Kaufmann, Torresen than ANNs Glette, Gruber, Kaufmann, Torresen, Sick, Platzner 4 AHS 2008 #12;System Overview Glette-Application !! Conventional and Evolvable Hardware Classifiers !! Experiment Setup and Results !! Discussion and Future Work

  14. An Investigation of Unintended Consequences of Legislation

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    Yow, Shauna R.

    2011-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    and implementation of economic and financial analyses are useful in evaluating the magnitude of possible economic impacts introduced by legislation that impacts this region’s water market. Such effects can negatively impact the adoption of emerging alternative...

  15. Legislative Directive: EISA 2007, Subtitle B: Lighting Energy Efficiency

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Legislative Directive: EISA 2007, Subtitle B: Lighting Energy Efficiency, Sec. 321: Lighting Energy Efficiency

  16. Multi-Pollutant Legislation and Regulations (released in AEO2005)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The 108th Congress proposed and debated a variety of bills addressing pollution control at electric power plants but did not pass any of them into law. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently is preparing two regulations-a proposed Clean Air Interstate Rule (pCAIR) and a Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR)-to address emissions from coal-fired power plants. Several states also have taken legislative actions to limit pollutants from power plants in their jurisdictions. This section discusses three Congressional air pollution bills and the EPA's pCAIR and CAMR regulations.

  17. Environmental Legislation 1.0 Introduction

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    McCalley, James D.

    EPA to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for pollutants considered harmful to public will cover the following areas: Section 2.0: Air quality emissions Section 3.0: History Section 4.0: SO2 Cap and trade system Section 5.0: Impact of legislation #12;2 2.0 Air quality emissions (This section is adapted

  18. NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY 2014 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY 2014 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES AGRICULTURAL ENTITY EXPANSION FUNDING to small/urban farms common in north central New Mexico RESEARCH AND PUBLIC SERVICE PROJECT EXPANSION minimization, and pollution prevention Doctor of Economic Development Program $169,900 $169

  19. DiscussionPaper|DiscussionPaper|DiscussionPaper|DiscussionPaper| The Cryosphere Discuss., 7, 20292060, 2013

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    Stocker, Thomas

    Attribution 3.0 License. Solid Earth penAccess penAccess Solid Earth Discussions The Cryosphere Open of N2, O2 and CO2 mixing ratios in a 1.5 million years old ice core B. Bereiter1,2 , H. Fischer1,2 , J of the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS), one target is to retrieve an ice core reaching back

  20. Legislative Directive: EPACT 2005, Subtitle A: Energy Efficiency

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    Legislative Directive: EPACT 2005, Subtitle A: Energy Efficiency, Sec. 911: Energy Efficiency, Sec. 912: Next Generation Lighting Initiative

  1. The Evolving LawThe Evolving Law of Software Quality

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    definitive summaries f th C Lof the Common Law · These Principles needed because Congress and stateThe Evolving LawThe Evolving Law of Software Quality Cem Kaner, J.D., Ph.D. Florida Institute on Law and Ethics in Software Engineering." Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations

  2. Faraday Discuss., 1998, 109, 493516 General Discussion

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    Kaiser, Ralf I.

    the extra- terrestrial origin of PAHs in the Martian meteorite ALH84001 has been extensively discussed against terrestrial contami- nation and how is this result connected to the origin of the PAHs? 1 J. L responded: Recent measurement of water-soluble amino acids by Bada et al.1 in ALH84001 demonstrated

  3. Contacts for the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Legislation Subject Matter Attorney Climate Change (including Greenhouse Gas) Litigation Education Procurement Catherine Goshe 202-586-7053 Authorizations (Defense, NPR, and...

  4. Energy Savings Performance Contracting Legislation Data and Other...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    as well as state-specific resources and references regarding ESPCs. ESPC Resource Library.xlsx ESPC Legislation.xlsx More Documents & Publications Energy Performance...

  5. authorizing legislation fiscal: Topics by E-print Network

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    Kirkland, Justin H. 2012-01-01 19 PROJECT GREEEN 2012 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY Renewable Energy Websites Summary: Summary tablE of contents Letter from the Directors......

  6. aec authorizing legislation: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Kirkland, Justin H. 2012-01-01 19 PROJECT GREEEN 2012 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY Renewable Energy Websites Summary: Summary tablE of contents Letter from the Directors......

  7. Evolving Robocode Tank Jacob Eisenstein

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Evolving Robocode Tank Fighters Jacob Eisenstein AI Memo 2003-023 October 2003 © 2 0 0 3 m into things hurts. FANTASY · Sensors and actuators are noiseless. · Radar sensor detects velocity, bearing

  8. Evolving Dark Energy with w =/ -1

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    Hall, Lawrence J.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LBNL- 57425 Evolving Dark Energy with w =/ ?1 Lawrence J.of California. Evolving Dark Energy with w = ?1 Lawrence J.prediction of non-evolving dark energy. The small mass scale

  9. Natural Gas: Major Legislative and Regulatory Actions (1935 - 2008)

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This special report Web-based product presents a chronology of some of the key federal legislative and regulatory actions that have helped shape the natural gas market, with particular emphasis on policy directives from 1978 to October 2008. Separate reports provide brief descriptions of specific legislation, regulations, or policies, and their impacts on the natural gas market.

  10. Impacts of Climate Change Legislation on US Agricultural Markets

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    Noble, James S.

    July 2010 Impacts of Climate Change Legislation on US Agricultural Markets the impacts of climate change legislation. While input from USDAOCE was very valuable in identifying issues of a project sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture Office of the Chief Economist (USDAOCE) to examine

  11. Evolving Evolution Steven P. Reiss

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    Reiss, Steven P.

    Evolving Evolution Steven P. Reiss Brown University Providence, RI 02912 401-863-7641, spr@cs.brown.edu Abstract Software is changing and software evolution is going to change with it. In considering software and the problems of software evolution today we make the tacit assumption that we control the software and hence

  12. Atomic Energy Act and Related Legislation. Environmental Guidance Program Reference Book: Revision 6

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    Not Available

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents information related to the Atomic Energy Act and related legislation. Sections are presented pertaining to legislative history and statutes, implementing regulations, and updates.

  13. Carbon Additionality: Discussion Paper

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    Carbon Additionality: A review Discussion Paper Gregory Valatin November 2009 Forest Research. Voluntary Carbon Standards American Carbon Registry Forest Carbon Project Standard (ACRFCPS) 27 CarbonFix Standard (CFS) 28 Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) 28 Forest Carbon Standard (FCS) 28

  14. GROWING GREEENPROJECT GREEEN 2010 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY GROWING GREE

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    , greenhouse operators and others stay ahead of the game. Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to a prosperous economic future. I hope you'll take the time to review the 2010 legislative summary

  15. Information extraction to facilitate translation of natural language legislation

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    Wang, Samuel (Samuel Siyue)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a large body of existing legislation and policies that govern how government organizations and corporations can share information. Since these rules are generally expressed in natural language, it is difficult and ...

  16. State zoning legislation and local adaptation : an evaluation on the implementation of Massachusetts Chapter 40R Smart Growth Legislation

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    Wang, Yuqi, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Smart Growth Zoning Overlay District Act (M.G.L. Chapter 40R, the Legislation) was issued in March 2005 with the mission to substantially increase the supply of housing, especially for low- and moderate-income households, ...

  17. Evolve Energy | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluating A PotentialJumpGerman Aerospace CenterEverlight ElectronicsEvolve Energy Jump

  18. Air quality analysis of Phase I of the proposed oil backout legislation. [Lead abstract

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    Streets, D.G.

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents an air quality analysis of Phase I of the President's proposed legislation to reduce the use of oil and natural gas in electric utility power plants by approximately 1 x 10/sup 6/ barrels of oil per day. The report analyzes changes in sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions that would accompany the conversions. Local and regional impacts on ambient sulfur dioxide and sulfate concentrations are examined. Finally, the cost-effectiveness of certain control options and the effectiveness of converting the specified plants in reducing oil consumption without excessive environmental or cost impacts are discussed. Separate abstracts are prepared for the 6 chapters.

  19. Enact legislation supporting residential property assessed clean energy financing (PACE)

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    Saha, Devashree

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Congress should enact legislation that supports residential property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs in the nation’s states and metropolitan areas. Such legislation should require the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase residential mortgages with PACE assessments while at the same time providing responsible underwriting standards and a set of benchmarks for residential PACE assessments in order to minimize financial risks to mortgage holders. Congressional support of residential PACE financing will improve energy efficiency, encourage job creation, and foster economic growth in the nation’s state and metropolitan areas.

  20. Nuclear regulatory legislation, 104th Congress, Volume 1, No. 4

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    NONE

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the first of two volumes compiling statutes and material pertaining to nuclear regulatory legislation through the 104th Congress, 2nd Session. It is intended for use as a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) internal resource document. Legislative information reproduced in this document includes portions of the Atomic Energy Act, Energy Reorganization Act, Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act, and Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Other information included in this volume pertains to NRC user fees, NRC authorizations, the Inspector General Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act.

  1. New Mexico's Flagship University est.1889 2011 Legislative

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    Maccabe, Barney

    New Mexico's Flagship University est.1889 2011 Legislative Initiatives THE UNIVERSITY of NEW MEXICO #12;Priorities for Reductions & Reallocations he University of New Mexico system has absorbed over $47 pursuing the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program component of Health Care Reform to leverage a potential $2

  2. Research Summary The Impact of Legislation on Collaborative Management

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    the structure and historical development of legislation affecting deer management. o Establish how & safety, animal welfare, natural heritage and biodiversity, and land access. Associated rules and #12 impacts ­ e.g. the requirement to cull deer to protect natural heritage in Scotland. Establishment

  3. Discussions

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluating A Potential Microhydro SiteDaytonDestilariaDirectDirect Global

  4. A normative approach to designing for evolvability : methods and metrics for considering evolvability in systems engineering

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    Fulcoly, Daniel O'Brien

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As engineering endeavors become larger, more complex, and more expensive, the advantages of evolvable design and redesign grow. Cost and complexity are not the only factors driving the need for evolvability; changes in ...

  5. Principles of petroleum legislation: The case of a developing country

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    Al-Qasem, A.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This book analyses the development of Petroleum Law in Libya, which enacted legislation over a period of years to cover all aspects of exploration and exploitation of Libya's oil. It gives an account of the stages through which the legislation passed and surveys the practical issues which influenced its development. Contents include: Part 1 General Provisions: 1 Ownership of Petroleum; 2 Administration; 3 Petroleum Zones; 4 Eligibility. Part 2 Exploration Permits: 5 Permits under the Minerals Law and; under the Petroleum Law. Part 3 The Concession: 6 Application and Grant; 7 Working Obligations; 8 Rights under Concessions; 9 Surrender, Assignment, and Termination; 10 Settlement of Disputes. Part 4 Financial Provisions: 11 Fees and Surface Rents; 12 The Royalty; 13 Taxation; 14 Posted Price; 15 Income; 16 Profits; 17 Payment and Measurement of Petroleum; Part 5 Libyanisation of the Industry: 18 Process of Libyanisation.

  6. Nuclear regulatory legislation, 104th Congress. Volume 2, No. 4

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    NONE

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the second of two volumes compiling statutes and material pertaining to nuclear regulatory legislation through the 104th Congress, 2nd Session. It is intended for use as a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) internal resource document. Legislative information reproduced in this document includes portions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, various acts pertaining to low-level radioactive waste, the Clean Air Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, the West Valley Demonstration Project Act, Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Export Licensing Statutes, and selected treaties, agreements, and executive orders. Other information provided pertains to Commissioner tenure, NRC appropriations, the Chief Financial Officers Act, information technology management reform, and Federal civil penalties.

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

  8. An Evolving TEN YEAR ACADEMIC PLAN

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    , ocean and atmospheric sciences. The Evolving Planet Paleoclimate Tectonics Global change Fluid Dynamics theory Time series Physical modelling Numerical modelling Natural Resources and Hazards Drugs from the sea Mineral deposits Hydrocarbons Groundwater Landslides Toxic blooms Fish Fig. 1. Research strengths

  9. Query Processing on Temporally Evolving Social Data

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    Huo, Wenyu

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    10 Figure 2: The TEG example and its nodes andefficient way, we use the Temporally Evolving Graph (TEG).In a TEG = (V, E, w, t s , t e ), besides the nodes, edges

  10. DISCUSSIONS AND CLOSURES Discussion of "1907 Static Liquefaction

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    from the north dike failure of the Wachu sett Dam by force matching the postfailure geometry. The post-------------- DISCUSSIONS AND CLOSURES Discussion of "1907 Static Liquefaction Flow Failure of North Dike of Wachusett Dam" by Scott M. Olson, Timothy D. Stark, William H. Walton, and Gonzalo Castro

  11. Status of state Brownfield programs -- A comparison of enabling legislation

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    Rogoff, M.J. [HDR Engineering, Inc., Tampa, FL (United States)

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Though a definitive count is impossible, the US General Accounting Office has estimated that there are between 130,000 and 400,000 Brownfield sites in the country. What accounts for this discrepancy is that many of these sites may not be contaminated at all, but merely perceived to require a prohibitively expensive cleanup before redeveloping. Many developers and lending institutions have been increasingly unwilling to take on the stringent municipal, state, and federal regulations required for remediation at these sites. As a result, development often times has taken place on greenfield sites which are located outside the confines of the inner city. This has frustrated the comprehensive plan goals of most communities which mandate urban infilling and use of existing public infrastructure. Over the past decade, however, there has been a movement in nearly half of the states away from stringent cleanup requirements. There are currently variations in what each state requires. Some states, which maintain strict State Superfund programs while some states provide a form of voluntary remediation actions by the property owner or developer. Other states are developing more flexible approaches for their Brownfield programs based on numeric or risk based standards. The degree of stringency may vary from state to state dependent on the degree of legislative emphasis placed on economic redevelopment of Brownfield properties. This paper will compare and contrast the major trends in enabling legislation of states which currently allow some form of brownfield program. A case study from Florida will highlight how one state is attempting to draft enabling legislation to initiate a comprehensive Brownfield program to respond to current state needs.

  12. European legislation in the United Kingdom: a threat to coal-fired power station product utilization?

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    Sear, K.A. [Quality Ash Association (United Kingdom)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The author considers that the European Union has not taken the approach adopted in the USA where environmental regulators are keen to promote the use of coal-fired power station ash by-product and recycled materials. The United Kingdom has seen, with some dismay, the effects EU legislation is having on the ash industry. This article outlines only some of the problems being tackled. The Waste Framework Directive is difficult to interpret and fails to define critical aspects of the problem. This directive is discussed at some length in the article. A total of nine directives effect the operation of coal-fired power plant. Many are imprecise and open to interpretation and cause a deal of frustration, delays and confusion to the ash supplier and contractor. This is causing markets to suffer.

  13. Nuclear Regulatory legislation: 103d Congress. Volume 1, No. 3

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    NONE

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of nuclear regulatory legislation and other relevant material through the 103d Congress, 2d Session. This compilation has been prepared for use as a resource document, which the NRC intends to update at the end of every Congress. The contents of NUREG-0980 include the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978; Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982; and NRC Authorization and Appropriations Acts. Other materials included are statutes and treaties on export licensing, nuclear non-proliferation, and environmental protection.

  14. Nuclear Regulatory legislation: 103d Congress. Volume 2, No. 3

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    NONE

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of nuclear regulatory legislation and other relevant material through the 103d Congress, 2d Session. This compilation has been prepared for use as a resource document, which the NRC intends to update at the end of every Congress. The contents of NUREG-0980 include the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978; Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982; and NRC Authorization and Appropriations Acts. Other materials included are statutes and treaties on export licensing, nuclear non-proliferation, and environmental protection.

  15. Nuclear regulatory legislation: 102d Congress. Volume 1, No. 2

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    Not Available

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of nuclear regulatory legislation and other relevant material through the 102d Congress, 2d Session. This compilation has been prepared for use as a resource document, which the NRC intends to update at the end of every Congress. The contents of NUREG-0980 include: The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978; Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982; and NRC Authorization and Appropriations Acts. Other materials included are statutes and treaties on export licensing, nuclear non-proliferation, and environmental protection.

  16. Nuclear regulatory legislation, 102d Congress. Volume 2, No. 2

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    Not Available

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of nuclear regulatory legislation and other relevant material through the 102d Congress, 2d Session. This compilation has been prepared for use as a resource document, which the NRC intends to update at the end of every Congress. The contents of NUREG-0980 include The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978; Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act; Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982; and NRC Authorization and Appropriations Acts. Other materials included are statutes and treaties on export licensing, nuclear non-proliferation, and environmental protection.

  17. Navy's Section 2922a Legislation Success Stories | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently Asked QuestionsDepartment of EnergyofPROTECTINGofNavy's Section 2922a Legislation

  18. NERSC Organizational Changes to Better Address Evolving Data...

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    NERSC Organizational Changes to Better Address Evolving Data Environment NERSC Implements Organizational Changes to Better Address Evolving Data Environment February 23, 2015...

  19. National Historic Preservation Act and Related Legislation. Environmental Guidance Program reference book

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    Not Available

    1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document contains information regarding the National Historic Preservation Act and related legislation. The act was designed to protect archaeological and historic resources.

  20. The Impact of Legislative Reforms to Canadian Federalism on Toronto’s Ability to Reduce Poverty

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    Schabas, Jake

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of addressing inner suburban poverty. Further legislativeUnited Way of Greater Toronto. 2004. Poverty by Postal Code:Geography of Neighbourhood Poverty, City of Toronto, 1981-

  1. The Evolving Leadership Path of Visual Analytics

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    Kluse, Michael; Peurrung, Anthony J.; Gracio, Deborah K.

    2012-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a requested book chapter for an internationally authored book on visual analytics and related fields, coordianted by a UK university and to be published by Springer in 2012. This chapter is an overview of the leadship strategies that PNNL's Jim Thomas and other stakeholders used to establish visual analytics as a field, and how those strategies may evolve in the future.

  2. Free Energy Code Online Discussion

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    Free Energy Code Online Discussion for Building Department Personnel Join us for this FREE 90 Bruce Cheney from Anchors Aweigh Energy, LLC want to hear from YOU on residential HVAC changeout issues of the California Energy Commission. Date: 3 dates currently offered, choose the one that works for you

  3. Conclusions 7.1 Discussion

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    Rodríguez, Inmaculada

    the movement of human characters. In addition to realistic appearance, a virtual human should exhibit realisticChapter 7 Conclusions 7.1 Discussion During the last years, the evolution of realistic animation of virtual characters has been tackled from two directions of research. The first one involves facial

  4. WTP Communications Strategy Discussion Topics

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over OurThe Iron SpinPrincetonUsing Maps1DOE Awards ContractRebuttalCaseDiscussion Topics

  5. Los Alamos National Laboratory compliance with cultural resource management legislation

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    Olinger, C.E.; Rea, K.H.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cultural resources management is one aspect of NEPA-induced legislation increasingly affecting federal land managers. A number of regulations, some of them recent, outline management criteria for protecting cultural resources on federal land. Nearly all construction projects at the 11,135 hectare Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico are affected by cultural resource management requirements. A substantial prehistoric Puebloan population occupied the Laboratory area from the 13th to the early 16th centuries. Grazing, timbering, and homesteading followed Indian occupation. Therefore, archaeological and historical ruins and artifacts are abundant. The Laboratory has developed a cultural resources management program which meets both legal and project planning requirements. The program operates in coordination with the New Mexico State Historical Preservation Office. Major elements of the Laboratory program are illustrated by a current project involving relocation of a homesteader's cabin located on land required for a major new facility. The Laboratory cultural resource management program couples routine oversight of all engineering design projects with onsite resource surveys and necessary mitigation prior to construction. The Laboratory has successfully protected major archaeological and historical ruins, although some problems remain. The cultural resource program is intended to be adjustable to new needs. A cultural resource management plan will provide long-term management guidance.

  6. Exploring the Effects of Lamarckian and Baldwinian Learning in Evolving Recurrent Neural Networks

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    Mak, Man-Wai

    ­ winian learning mechanism''. discuss the results of the simulations. Finally, we conclude our findings1 Exploring the Effects of Lamarckian and Baldwinian Learning in Evolving Recurrent Neural Networks solution. In order to reduce the number of gener­ ations taken, the Lamarckian learning mechanism

  7. To discuss illicit nuclear trafficking

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    Balatsky, Galya I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Severe, William R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wallace, Richard K [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Illicit nuclear trafficking panel was conducted at the 4th Annual INMM workshop on Reducing the Risk from Radioactive and Nuclear Materials on February 2-3, 2010 in Washington DC. While the workshop occurred prior to the Nuclear Security Summit, April 12-13 2010 in Washington DC, some of the summit issues were raised during the workshop. The Communique of the Washington Nuclear Security Summit stated that 'Nuclear terrorism is one of the most challenging threats to international security, and strong nuclear security measures are the most effective means to prevent terrorists, criminals, or other unauthorized actors from acquiring nuclear materials.' The Illicit Trafficking panel is one means to strengthen nuclear security and cooperation at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels. Such a panel promotes nuclear security culture through technology development, human resources development, education and training. It is a tool which stresses the importance of international cooperation and coordination of assistance to improve efforts to prevent and respond to incidents of illicit nuclear trafficking. Illicit trafficking panel included representatives from US government, an international organization (IAEA), private industry and a non-governmental organization to discuss illicit nuclear trafficking issues. The focus of discussions was on best practices and challenges for addressing illicit nuclear trafficking. Terrorism connection. Workshop discussions pointed out the identification of terrorist connections with several trafficking incidents. Several trafficking cases involved real buyers (as opposed to undercover law enforcement agents) and there have been reports identifying individuals associated with terrorist organizations as prospective plutonium buyers. Some specific groups have been identified that consistently search for materials to buy on the black market, but no criminal groups were identified that specialize in nuclear materials or isotope smuggling. In most cases, sellers do not find legitimate buyers; however, there have been specific cases where sellers did find actual terrorist group representatives. There appears to be a connection between terrorist groups engaged in trafficking conventional arms and explosives components that are also looking for both nuclear materials and radioisotopes. Sale opportunities may create additional demand for such materials. As we can observe from Figure 1, many cases in the mid-90s involved kilogram quantities of material. There were smaller amounts of material moved in 2001, 2003 and 2006. While we have seen less trafficking cases involving PujHEU in recent years, the fact that it continues at all is troubling. The trafficking cases can be presented through their life cycle: Diversion of materials leads to Trafficker and then to Terrorist/Proliferator. Most of the information we have in trafficking cases is on the Trafficker. In 16 cases reported by the IAEA, there are 10 prosecutions of the involved trafficker. However, there are no confirmed diversions of material recorded in any of the 18 seizures. Most seizures were sting operations performed by law enforcement or security agents with no actual illicit end-user involved.

  8. NEW MEXICO LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM --2013 The New Mexico Legislature invites applicants for up to three internships. Interns will

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    NEW MEXICO LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM -- 2013 The New Mexico Legislature invites applicants Education Study Committee or the Legislative Finance Committee. The purpose of the New Mexico Legislative experience in the day-to-day staff work for New Mexico's citizen-legislature. Interns will provide staff

  9. Present and future evidence for evolving dark energy

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    Liddle, Andrew R.; Mukherjee, Pia; Parkinson, David [Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QH (United Kingdom); Wang Yun [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (United States)

    2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the Bayesian evidences for one- and two-parameter models of evolving dark energy, and compare them to the evidence for a cosmological constant, using current data from Type Ia supernova, baryon acoustic oscillations, and the cosmic microwave background. We use only distance information, ignoring dark energy perturbations. We find that, under various priors on the dark energy parameters, {lambda}CDM is currently favored as compared to the dark energy models. We consider the parameter constraints that arise under Bayesian model averaging, and discuss the implication of our results for future dark energy projects seeking to detect dark energy evolution. The model selection approach complements and extends the figure-of-merit approach of the Dark Energy Task Force in assessing future experiments, and suggests a significantly-modified interpretation of that statistic.

  10. Microgrids in the Evolving Electricity Generation and DeliveryInfrastructure

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri

    2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The legacy paradigm for electricity service in most of the electrified world today is based on the centralized generation-transmission-distribution infrastructure that evolved under a regulated environment. More recently, a quest for effective economic investments, responsive markets, and sensitivity to the availability of resources, has led to various degrees of deregulation and unbundling of services. In this context, a new paradigm is emerging wherein electricity generation is intimately embedded with the load in microgrids. Development and decay of the familiar macrogrid is discussed. Three salient features of microgrids are examined to suggest that cohabitation of micro and macro grids is desirable, and that overall energy efficiency can be increased, while power is delivered to loads at appropriate levels of quality.

  11. Present and future evidence for evolving dark energy

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    Andrew R Liddle; Pia Mukherjee; David Parkinson; Yun Wang

    2006-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the Bayesian evidences for one- and two-parameter models of evolving dark energy, and compare them to the evidence for a cosmological constant, using current data from Type Ia supernova, baryon acoustic oscillations, and the cosmic microwave background. We use only distance information, ignoring dark energy perturbations. We find that, under various priors on the dark energy parameters, LambdaCDM is currently favoured as compared to the dark energy models. We consider the parameter constraints that arise under Bayesian model averaging, and discuss the implication of our results for future dark energy projects seeking to detect dark energy evolution. The model selection approach complements and extends the figure-of-merit approach of the Dark Energy Task Force in assessing future experiments, and suggests a significantly-modified interpretation of that statistic.

  12. Transporting US oil imports: The impact of oil spill legislation on the tanker market

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    Rowland, P.J. (Rowland (P.) Associates (United States))

    1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 ( OPA'') and an even more problematic array of State pollution laws have raised the cost, and risk, of carrying oil into and out of the US. This report, prepared under contract to the US Department of energy's Office of Domestic and International Policy, examines the impact of Federal and State oil spill legislation on the tanker market. It reviews the role of marine transportation in US oil supply, explores the OPA and State oil spill laws, studies reactions to OPA in the tanker and tank barge industries and in related industries such as insurance and ship finance, and finally, discusses the likely developments in the years ahead. US waterborne oil imports amounted to 6.5 million B/D in 1991, three-quarters of which was crude oil. Imports will rise by almost 3 million B/D by 2000 according to US Department of energy forecasts, with most of the crude oil growth after 1995. Tanker demand will grow even faster: most of the US imports and the increased traffic to other world consuming regions will be on long-haul trades. Both the number of US port calls by tankers and the volume of offshore lightering will grow. Every aspect of the tanker industry's behavior is affected by OPA and a variety of State pollution laws.

  13. DOE Hydrogen Transition Analysis Workshop Discussion Comments...

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

    Workshop Discussion Comments, Questions, and Action Items DOE Hydrogen Transition Analysis Workshop Discussion Comments, Questions, and Action Items Discussion comments, questions,...

  14. From Legislation to Implementation: An Evaluation of the Instructional Facilities Allotment Policy

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    Core, Brandon Heath

    2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to advance our understanding of the original legislative intents of the Instructional Facilities Allotment (IFA) and to evaluate the IFA policy in achieving its goals. The study seeks to identify the original...

  15. Building equity : the evolution and efficacy of Montgomery County's moderately priced dwelling unit legislation

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    Jakabovics, Andrew, 1976-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes the history of Montgomery County, Maryland's Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) law. Passed in 1973, it is the oldest inclusionary zoning legislation in the country. The law emerged out of three ...

  16. S98-1 Recycling Papers and Defining Plagiarism Legislative History

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    Gleixner, Stacy

    S98-1 Recycling Papers and Defining Plagiarism Legislative History: At its meeting of February 2: "Approved as University Policy." Signed Robert Caret, 2-19-98 Policy Recommendation Recycling Papers

  17. Japanese Computing Center Discusses Potential Collaborations...

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    Japanese Computing Center Discusses Potential Collaborations Japanese Computing Center Discusses Potential Collaborations February 26, 2011 Representatives from Japan's Tsukuba...

  18. Surface evolver simulations of drops on microposts

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    Matthew L. Blow; Julia M. Yeomans

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    An important feature in the design of superhydrophobic surfaces is their robustness against collapse from the Cassie-Baxter configuration to the Wenzel state. Upon such a transition a surface loses its properties of low adhesion and friction. We describe how to adapt the Surface Evolver algorithm to predict the parameters and mechanism of the collapse transition on posts of arbitrary shape. In particular, contributions to the free energy evaluated over the solid-liquid surface are reduced to line integrals to give good convergence. The algorithm is validated for straight, vertical and inclined, posts. Numerical results for curved posts with a horizontal section at their ends show that these are more efficient in stabilising the Cassie state than straight posts, and identify whether the interface first depins from the post sides or the post tips.

  19. Jet Quenching in Evolving QGP Medium

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    Sangyong Jeon

    2009-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A short summary of different approaches to the parton energy loss problem is given. A particular attention is paid to the differences between various models. A possible solution to the problem of distinguishing competing approaches is discussed.

  20. Chlorine Gas: An Evolving Hazardous Material Threat and Unconventional Weapon

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    Jones, Robert; Wills, Brandon; Kang, Christopher

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chlorine Gas: An Evolving Hazardous Material Threat andChlorine gas represents a hazardous material threat fromrepresents a persistent hazardous material (HAZMAT) threat.

  1. Anthropogenic Lead Emissions in the Ocean: The Evolving Global Experiment

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    Lee, Jong-Mi

    We review the current distribution of lead and lead isotopes in the ocean with regard to the evolving pattern of human emissions during the past decades and centuries.

  2. acid sites evolving: Topics by E-print Network

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

    Photosystem II: The O2-Evolving Enzyme Lacking the Redox-Active Tyrosine D Renewable Energy Websites Summary: Site-Directed Mutagenesis of Thermosynechococcus elongatus...

  3. The ING Instrumentation Conference Discussion, Options for a Competitive Observatory

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    N. A. Walton; S. J. Smartt

    2000-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    An expert panel initiated discussion on a number of key questions facing the role of 4-m and small telescopes in the new era of 8-m telescopes. The panel and audience agreed that the 4-m class telescope role would necessarily evolve, but would still be important in the coming years. The need for an active development programme of competitive instrumentation for 4-m class telescopes, and in particular the William Herschel Telescope (WHT) was stressed. In conjunction with this, the need to de-commission instrumentation made redundant by 8-m class telescopes was noted. New operational modes, including greater emphasis on survey programmes, and possibly queue scheduling, coupled with changes to the procedures for allocating time were seen as desirable. The panel and audience supported the Isaac Newton Group's emphasis on the development of instrumentation to exploit its imminent deployment of the WHT's facility Adaptive Optics system.

  4. The Spread of Feed-In Tariff Legislation in Europe: A Diffusion of Innovation Study

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    Keller, Aaron Jacob

    2011-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    are guaranteed by the government for a specific period of time – from as little as eight years to as many as twenty – to provide confidence for potential energy generators to make the investments necessary – such as purchasing photovoltaic cells for solar... research into FiT and RPS legislation is evaluative and focuses on the outputs of the policies in the implementing countries. This body of literature examines aspects such as the internal rate of return on photovoltaic investments under FiT legislation...

  5. SexTant: Visualizing Time-Evolving Linked Geospatial Data

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    Koubarakis, Manolis

    SexTant: Visualizing Time-Evolving Linked Geospatial Data Konstantina Bereta1 , Charalampos SexTant, a Web-based system for the visualiza- tion and exploration of time-evolving linked geospatial geospatial data has recently received attention as researchers and prac- titioners have started tapping

  6. Dynamical Analysis of Evolved Agents: A Primer Randall D. Beer

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    Beer, Randall D.

    1 Dynamical Analysis of Evolved Agents: A Primer Randall D. Beer Cognitive Science Program School: Randall D. Beer Phone: (812) 856-0873 Cognitive Science Program Fax: (812) 855-1086 1910 E. 10th St. ­ 840 of an evolutionary search (Mathayomchan & Beer, 2002). Examples of the dynamical analysis of evolved agents include

  7. Interactive Genetic Engineering of Evolved Video Game Content

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    Stanley, Kenneth O.

    their effects on weapon dy- namics immediately. The effect is a new kind of "genetic en- gineering" experience is still important for the global search, players can effectively guide local searches that optimize weapon evolved content represented by artificial neural networks. In particular, particle system weapons evolved

  8. Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs

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    Lai, Judy; DeForest, Nicholas; Kiliccote, Sila; Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Donadee, Jon

    2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Residential customers in California's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) territory have seen several electricity rate structure changes in the past decade. This poster: examines the history of the residential pricing structure and key milestones; summarizes and analyzes the usage between 2006 and 2009 for different baseline/climate areas; discusses the residential electricity Smart Meter roll out; and compares sample bills for customers in two climates under the current pricing structure and also the future time of use (TOU) structure.

  9. Assistant Secretary Hoffman Discusses Grid Modernization with...

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

    Assistant Secretary Hoffman Discusses Grid Modernization with the New York Times and E&E TV Assistant Secretary Hoffman Discusses Grid Modernization with the New York Times and E&E...

  10. Budget Discussion OHEP May 12, 2008

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    Wechsler, Risa H.

    Budget Discussion OHEP May 12, 2008 Page 1 SLAC PPA Budget Discussion: FY09 Allocations Among BNR Directorate #12;Budget Discussion OHEP May 12, 2008 Page 2 Purpose of This Meeting * In February, we presented our budget plans for FY09 and beyond, guided by the future scientific program that we laid out

  11. The University of Western Australia Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee

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    Tobar, Michael

    The University of Western Australia Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Bill (2014). The University of Western Australia (UWA) was founded more than 100 years ago as the state efforts. The University of Western Australia shares the Go8's view that the current policy and funding

  12. Project Information Form Project Title Impact of Legislative Mandates on Transportation Workforce Capacity

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    California at Davis, University of

    agencies are heavily involved in not only planning and forecasting, and budgeting and financing, but alsoProject Information Form Project Title Impact of Legislative Mandates on Transportation Workforce or organization) DOT $95,000 Total Project Cost $95,000 Agency ID or Contract Number DTRT13-G-UTC29 Start and End

  13. Back-to-Basics Proposal Overview of 2012 Honor System Legislation

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    Acton, Scott

    Back-to-Basics Proposal Overview of 2012 Honor System Legislation *The viewpoints and observations Subcommittee and do not represent the official stance of the University of Virginia Honor Committee. #12;2Back-to-Basics for investigating and trying Honor offenses? Source: Honor 2012 Survey #12;3Back-to-Basics Proposal11BOS The current

  14. Active Printed Materials for Complex Self-Evolving Deformations

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    Zhao, Wei

    We propose a new design of complex self-evolving structures that vary over time due to environmental interaction. In conventional 3D printing systems, materials are meant to be stable rather than active and fabricated ...

  15. Predicting Agent Strategy Mix of Evolving Populations Sabyasachi Saha

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    Sen, Sandip

    Predicting Agent Strategy Mix of Evolving Populations Sabyasachi Saha Department of Math & Computer Science The University of Tulsa sabyasachi-saha@utulsa.edu Sandip Sen Department of Math & Computer

  16. Evaluation of evolving residential electricity tariffs

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    Lai, Judy; DeForest, Nicholas; Kiliccote, Sila; Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Donadee, Jon

    2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Residential customers in California's Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) territory have seen several electricity rate structure changes in the past decade. A relatively simple two-tiered pricing system (charges by usage under/over baseline for the home's climate zone) was replaced in the summer of 2001 by a more complicated five-tiered system (usage below baseline and up to 30percent, 100percent, 200percent, and 300percent+ over baseline). In 2009, PG&E began the process of upgrading its residential customers to Smart Meters and laying the groundwork for time of use pricing, due to start in 2011. This paper examines the history of the tiered pricing system, discusses the problems the utility encountered with its Smart Meter roll out, and evaluates the proposed dynamic pricing incentive structures. Scenario analyses of example PG&E customer bills will also be presented. What would these residential customers pay if they were still operating under a tiered structure, and/or if they participated in peak hour reductions?

  17. Canada's Arctic Gateway: Discussion Paper Summary

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    Martin, Jeff

    Canada's Arctic Gateway: Discussion Paper Summary September 2010 The following summarizes key Canada's Arctic Gateway a reality in terms of both national public policy and international presence the Government of Canada's national gateway policy framework. This discussion paper's use of the term "Arctic

  18. For discussion only Phase Two Process

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    For discussion only 1 Phase Two Process 1 Revised per Advisory Committee 10/20/11Advisory Reviews Input on Select Opportunities and Charges AE to Begin Solution Development Process Organizes Work, Identifies Business Process Owners and Affected Constituent, and Refines Data Analysis #12;For discussion

  19. New Article on Cybersecurity Discusses DOE's Partnership with...

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

    Partnership with the Energy Sector to Keep the Grid Reliable and Secure Innovating to Meet the Evolving Cyber Challenge Smart Meter Investments Yield Positive Results in Maine...

  20. Renewable Energy Project Financing: Impacts of the Financial Crisis and Federal Legislation

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    Schwabe, P.; Cory, K.; Newcomb, J.

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Extraordinary financial market conditions have disrupted the flows of equity and debt investment into U.S. renewable energy (RE) projects since the fourth quarter of 2008. The pace and structure of renewable energy project finance has been reshaped by a combination of forces, including the financial crisis, global economic recession, and major changes in federal legislation affecting renewable energy finance. This report explores the impacts of these key market events on renewable energy project financing and development.

  1. The Impact of Legislation House Bill 56 on Immigration Laws and Construction in Alabama

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    Garcia, Jose

    2013-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    .............................................................. 19 2.7 Fiscal Impact of Unauthorized Immigration .................................................. 21 2.8 Anti-Illegal Immigration Legislation ............................................................. 25 2.9 Affected Areas... it proceeded to go into effect. The main provisions of the passed law are as follows: ? Allows local law enforcement to demand papers from anyone they deem to be in the country illegally.(ACLU, 2013) 2 ? Makes it a crime for undocumented immigrants...

  2. Secondary economic impact of acid deposition control legislation in six coal producing states: Final report

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    Scott, M.J.; Guthrie, S.J.

    1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Among the difficult policy questions on the US environmental agenda is what to do about emissions to the earth's atmosphere of pollutants that may result in ''acid rain''. The Congress has considered several pieces of legislation spelling out potential approaches to the problem and setting goals for emission reduction, mostly emphasizing the control of oxides of sulfur and nitrogen. Significant policy concern is the dollar costs to the nation's economy of achieving the intended effects of the legislation and the potential impacts on economic activity---in particular, losses of both coal mining and secondary service sector employment in states and regions dependent on the mining of high sulfur coal. There are several direct economic effects of regulations such as the acid rain control legislation. One of the more obvious effects was the switching from high sulfur coal to low sulfur coal. This would result in increases in employment and coal business procurements in low sulfur coal mining regions, but also would result in lower employment and lower coal business procurements in high sulfur coal mining areas. The potential negative effects are the immediate policy concern and are the focus of this report. 15 refs., 1 fig., 17 tabs.

  3. 1 | Forestry, sustainable behaviours and behaviour change: Discussion paper |2012| Discussion Paper: Behaviour Change

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    1 | Forestry, sustainable behaviours and behaviour change: Discussion paper |2012| Discussion Paper: Behaviour Change Forestry, sustainable behaviours and behaviour change ­ a discussion paper1 Introduction This discussion paper explores what the current focus on behaviour means for the forestry sector, using evidence

  4. Transporting US oil imports: The impact of oil spill legislation on the tanker market. Draft final report

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    Rowland, P.J. [Rowland (P.) Associates (United States)

    1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (``OPA``) and an even more problematic array of State pollution laws have raised the cost, and risk, of carrying oil into and out of the US. This report, prepared under contract to the US Department of energy`s Office of Domestic and International Policy, examines the impact of Federal and State oil spill legislation on the tanker market. It reviews the role of marine transportation in US oil supply, explores the OPA and State oil spill laws, studies reactions to OPA in the tanker and tank barge industries and in related industries such as insurance and ship finance, and finally, discusses the likely developments in the years ahead. US waterborne oil imports amounted to 6.5 million B/D in 1991, three-quarters of which was crude oil. Imports will rise by almost 3 million B/D by 2000 according to US Department of energy forecasts, with most of the crude oil growth after 1995. Tanker demand will grow even faster: most of the US imports and the increased traffic to other world consuming regions will be on long-haul trades. Both the number of US port calls by tankers and the volume of offshore lightering will grow. Every aspect of the tanker industry`s behavior is affected by OPA and a variety of State pollution laws.

  5. From the atmosphere to the circumstellar environment in cool evolved stars

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    Wittkowski, Markus

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss and illustrate contributions that optical interferometry has made on our current understanding of cool evolved stars. We include red giant branch (RGB) stars, asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, and red supergiants (RSGs). Studies using optical interferometry from visual to mid-infrared wavelengths have greatly increased our knowledge of their atmospheres, extended molecular shells, dust formation, and winds. These processes and the morphology of the circumstellar environment are important for the further evolution of these stars toward planetary nebulae (PNe) and core-collapse supernovae (SNe), and for the return of material to the interstellar medium.

  6. Time-Evolving Photoionization: the Thin and Compact X-Ray Wind of NGC 4051

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    Fabrizio Nicastro; Yair Krongold; Martin Elvis; Nancy Brickhouse; Smita Mathur; Luc Binette

    2007-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the power of time-evolving photoionization as a diagnostic tool to measure the electron density of photoionized gas. We apply this technique to a XMM-Newton observation of the ionized absorber in the Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 4051, and present the first measurements of the its volume density, its distance from the central ionizing source, and so its mass outflow rate. By extrapolating these measurements to high-luminosity, large black hole mass, quasars, we speculate that AGN winds can play important roles both in the AGN-host-galaxy and AGN-IGM feedback processes.

  7. Evolving Lorentzian wormholes supported by phantom matter and cosmological constant

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    Cataldo, Mauricio; Campo, Sergio del; Minning, Paul; Salgado, Patricio [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del Bio-Bio, Avenida Collao 1202, Casilla 5-C, Concepcion (Chile); Instituto de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Avenida Brasil 2950, Valparaiso (Chile); Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion (Chile)

    2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we study the possibility of sustaining an evolving wormhole via exotic matter made of phantom energy in the presence of a cosmological constant. We derive analytical evolving wormhole geometries by supposing that the radial tension of the phantom matter, which is negative to the radial pressure, and the pressure measured in the tangential directions have barotropic equations of state with constant state parameters. In this case the presence of a cosmological constant ensures accelerated expansion of the wormhole configurations. More specifically, for positive cosmological constant we have wormholes which expand forever and, for negative cosmological constant we have wormholes which expand to a maximum value and then recollapse. At spatial infinity the energy density and the pressures of the anisotropic phantom matter threading the wormholes vanish; thus these evolving wormholes are asymptotically vacuum {lambda}-Friedmann models with either open or closed or flat topologies.

  8. Final Summary Report: Em-Powering Coastal States and Utilities through Model Offshore Wind Legislation and Outreach

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    Jeremy Firestone; Dawn Kurtz Crompton

    2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The final summary report summarizes the most significant findings from three project reports detailing: feed-in tariffs, model request for proposals for new generation, and model state offshore wind power legislation.

  9. Conference Discussion of the Nuclear Force

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    Franz Gross,Thomas D. Cohen,Evgeny Epelbaum,R. Machleidt

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Discussion of the nuclear force, lead by a round table consisting of T. Cohen, E. Epelbaum, R. Machleidt, and F. Gross (chair). After an invited talk by Machleidt, published elsewhere in these proceedings, brief remarks are made by Epelbaum, Cohen, and Gross, followed by discussion from the floor moderated by the chair. The chair asked the round table and the participants to focus on the following issues: (1)What does each approach (chiral effective field theory, large Nc, and relativistic phenomenology) contribute to our knowledge of the nuclear force? Do we need them all? Is any one transcendent? (2) How important for applications (few body, nuclear structure, EMC effect, for example) are precise fits to the NN data below 350 MeV? How precise do these fits have to be? (3) Can we learn anything about nonperturbative QCD from these studies of the nuclear force? The discussion presented here is based on a video recording made at the conference and transcribed afterward.

  10. Consulting Assistance on Economic Discussion Papers

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    Consulting Assistance on Economic Reform II Discussion Papers The objectives of the Consulting Assistance on Economic Reform (CAER II) project are to contribute to broad-based and sustainable economic, Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support and Research, Center for Economic Growth and Agricultural

  11. Earth: The Early Years We discuss ...

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    Earth: The Early Years We discuss ... · What happened to the Earth during the first few billion)? · What is the relationship to (early) life? #12;Age of Earth James Ussher (17th C) biblical account: 6: 20-40 m.y. (million years!) Charles Darwin evolution >300 m.y. Lord Kelvin (1880's) cooling Earth: 50

  12. Discussion Papers in Economics Department of Economics

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    Doran, Simon J.

    Discussion Papers in Economics Department of Economics University of Surrey Guildford Surrey GU2 7 participants at Aberdeen, Essex, LSE, UCL, the Paris School of Economics and from participants in the 2007 Royal Economic Society annual conference held in Warwick, the 2007 American Law and Economics

  13. --Discussion Paper--ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL POTATOES

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    1 --Discussion Paper-- ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL POTATOES: PRICING AND DEMAND, 2000-2005 I. ORGANICS). Among fresh vegetables, the top organic purchases are lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, onions, and potatoes. Among selected vegetables, a recent US study found the largest organic premium was for potatoes (Zhang

  14. MISO Broadcast Channel with Delayed and Evolving CSIT

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    Gesbert, David

    MISO Broadcast Channel with Delayed and Evolving CSIT Jinyuan Chen and Petros Elia Mobile--The work considers the two-user MISO broadcast channel with a gradual and delayed accumulation of channel-input single-output broadcast channel (MISO BC) with an M-transmit antenna (M 2) transmitter communicating

  15. architecture evolved modular: Topics by E-print Network

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    architecture evolved modular First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 High level architecture...

  16. An Evolvable Lunar Communication and Navigation Constellation Concept

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    Born, George

    communication links with the Earth. A lunar relay element will be necessary to provide critical communication and navigation support for the upcoming missions. This paper presents a highly evolvable, low-cost lunar relay; · Use lunar exploration activities to further science, and to develop and test new approaches

  17. Protein Dynamics in a Family of Laboratory Evolved Thermophilic Enzymes

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    Arnold, Frances H.

    , Deqiang Zhang1,2 , Nagarajan Vaidehi1,2 Frances H. Arnold1 and William A. Goddard III1,2 * 1 DivisionProtein Dynamics in a Family of Laboratory Evolved Thermophilic Enzymes Patrick L. Wintrode1 these variants display much higher melt- ing temperatures than wild-type (up to 18 8C higher) they are both .97

  18. Directed evolution: an evolving and enabling synthetic biology tool

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    Zhao, Huimin

    Directed evolution: an evolving and enabling synthetic biology tool Ryan E Cobb1 , Tong Si1 remains a valuable tool for synthetic biology, enabling the identification of desired functionalities from biological entity with the intent of identifying those with desired proper- ties. While a powerful tool

  19. An Approach For Evolving Novel Organizational Forms Kevin Crowston

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    Crowston, Kevin

    of Information Studies Syracuse University Appeared in Journal of Computational Organization Theory This paper Organization Theory. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1994, pp. 19­38. The author gratefully acknowledges;An approach for evolving novel organizational forms Abstract A key problem in organization theory

  20. Towards Efficient Query Processing on Massive Time-Evolving Graphs

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    Miller, John A.

    Email: {ar, ara, laks, jam}@cs.uga.edu Abstract--Time evolving graph (TEG) is increasingly being used on massive TEGs is central to building powerful analytic applications for these domains. Unfortunately effective for processing massive TEGs. Towards designing scalable mechanisms for answering TEG queries

  1. Simulations of Embodied Evolving Semiosis: Emergent Semantics in Artificial Environments

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    Rocha, Luis

    Simulations of Embodied Evolving Semiosis: Emergent Semantics in Artificial Environments LUIS-238. Abstract. As we enter this amazing new world of artificial and virtual systems and environments in the context of human communities, we are interested in the development of systems and environments which have

  2. Evolving an Indoor Robotic Localization System Based on Wireless Networks

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    Braun, Torsten

    of indoor robotic localization. We investigate the design and building of an autonomous localization system provides the position of one robot in a space, as in a Cartesian plane, corroborating with the EvoEvolving an Indoor Robotic Localization System Based on Wireless Networks Gustavo Pessin1

  3. Evolving Cellular Automata for Location Management in Mobile Computing Networks

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    Ha, Dong S.

    entering one of these reporting cells. To create such an evolving CA system, cells in the network for a number of test problems. Index Terms--Cellular automata, genetic algorithms, mobile computing, mobility to interferences. On the other hand, a miss on the location of a mobile terminal will necessitate a search

  4. Optimizing Statistical Information Extraction Programs Over Evolving Text

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    Ré, Christopher

    Optimizing Statistical Information Extraction Programs Over Evolving Text Fei Chen1, Xixuan Feng2, Christopher R´e2, Min Wang1 1HP Labs China, 2University of Wisconsin-Madison Abstract-- Statistical programs which use a leading statistical model, Conditional Random Fields (CRFs). We show how to model

  5. Optimizing Statistical Information Extraction Programs Over Evolving Text

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    Ré, Christopher

    Optimizing Statistical Information Extraction Programs Over Evolving Text Fei Chen 1 , Xixuan Feng focuses on statistical IE programs which use a leading statistical model, Conditional Random Fields (CRFs 2 , Christopher R´e 3 , Min Wang 4 1,4 HP Labs China, 2,3 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1 fei

  6. From 1992-2011 -A Timeline Project SMART evolves

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    Pringle, James "Jamie"

    From 1992-2011 - A Timeline #12;Let's Begin #12;Project SMART evolves · 1992-2002 Four modules ­ Limited to students from inner-city New York area and some local · 2009 ­ Opened to international students to teach participants in Project SMART- Rick Searfoss is a UNH graduate - confirm this Rick Searfoss has

  7. ORIGINAL PAPER GP challenge: evolving energy function for protein

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    ORIGINAL PAPER GP challenge: evolving energy function for protein structure prediction Pawel Widera structures. This distinction is made by estimation of the structure energy. The energy function used of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction) experiment is defined as a weighted sum of a set of energy terms

  8. Evolving Systems Engineering as a Field within Engineering Systems

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Evolving Systems Engineering as a Field within Engineering Systems Donna H. Rhodes Massachusetts Topics Systems of Interest are... Comparison of SE and ES ES as "Context Field" Impact Example of SE Management Social Science Engineering Systems Engineering Systems: Field of Scholarship ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

  9. Evolutionary Strategies and Genetic Algorithms for Dynamic Parameter Optimization of Evolving Fuzzy Neural Networks

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    Yao, Xin

    Fuzzy Neural Networks are usually used to model evolving processes, which are developing and changing easier the evolving processes modeling task. Evolving Fuzzy Neural Networks (EFuNNs) [Kasabov 2001] formEvolutionary Strategies and Genetic Algorithms for Dynamic Parameter Optimization of Evolving Fuzzy

  10. Discussion of EIA-411 Data Files

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613 122 40Coal Stocks at CommercialDecadeReservesYear21CompanySFoot)YearD e sDiscussion

  11. Hydrogen Pipeline Discussion | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(Fact Sheet), GeothermalGridHYDROGEND D e e&FundingDiscussion Hydrogen Pipeline

  12. Transportation legislative data base: State radioactive materials transportation statute compilation, 1989--1993

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    NONE

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Transportation Legislative Data Base (TLDB) is a computer-based information service containing summaries of federal, state and certain local government statutes and regulations relating to the transportation of radioactive materials in the United States. The TLDB has been operated by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) under cooperative agreement with the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management since 1992. The data base system serves the legislative and regulatory information needs of federal, state, tribal and local governments, the affected private sector and interested members of the general public. Users must be approved by DOE and NCSL. This report is a state statute compilation that updates the 1989 compilation produced by Battelle Memorial Institute, the previous manager of the data base. This compilation includes statutes not included in the prior compilation, as well as newly enacted laws. Statutes not included in the prior compilation show an enactment date prior to 1989. Statutes that deal with low-level radioactive waste transportation are included in the data base as are statutes from the states of Alaska and Hawaii. Over 155 new entries to the data base are summarized in this compilation.

  13. A Review of Procedure to Evolve Quantum Procedures

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    Adrian Gepp; Phil Stocks

    2007-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    There exist quantum algorithms that are more efficient than their classical counterparts; such algorithms were invented by Shor in 1994 and then Grover in 1996. A lack of invention since Grover's algorithm has been commonly attributed to the non-intuitive nature of quantum algorithms to the classically trained person. Thus, the idea of using computers to automatically generate quantum algorithms based on an evolutionary model emerged. A limitation of this approach is that quantum computers do not yet exist and quantum simulation on a classical machine has an exponential order overhead. Nevertheless, early research into evolving quantum algorithms has shown promise. This paper provides an introduction into quantum and evolutionary algorithms for the computer scientist not familiar with these fields. The exciting field of using evolutionary algorithms to evolve quantum algorithms is then reviewed.

  14. Carbon Cycle Discussion After the warm-up quiz, discuss the carbon cycle.

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    Carrington, Emily

    Carbon Cycle Discussion After the warm-up quiz, discuss the carbon cycle. Carbon is one is without carbon. Where else is carbon on our Earth? In rocks, living organisms, the atmosphere, oceans Does carbon stay in one place? What processes include moving carbon? Introduce residence time: How long does

  15. Evolving treatment plan quality criteria from institution-specific experience

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    Ruan, D.; Shao, W.; DeMarco, J.; Tenn, S.; King, C.; Low, D.; Kupelian, P.; Steinberg, M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The dosimetric aspects of radiation therapy treatment plan quality are usually evaluated and reported with dose volume histogram (DVH) endpoints. For clinical practicality, a small number of representative quantities derived from the DVH are often used as dose endpoints to summarize the plan quality. National guidelines on reference values for such quantities for some standard treatment approaches are often used as acceptance criteria to trigger treatment plan review. On the other hand, treatment prescription and planning approaches specific to each institution warrants the need to report plan quality in terms of practice consistency and with respect to institution-specific experience. The purpose of this study is to investigate and develop a systematic approach to record and characterize the institution-specific plan experience and use such information to guide the design of plan quality criteria. In the clinical setting, this approach will assist in (1) improving overall plan quality and consistency and (2) detecting abnormal plan behavior for retrospective analysis. Methods: The authors propose a self-evolving methodology and have developed an in-house prototype software suite that (1) extracts the dose endpoints from a treatment plan and evaluates them against both national standard and institution-specific criteria and (2) evolves the statistics for the dose endpoints and updates institution-specific criteria. Results: The validity of the proposed methodology was demonstrated with a database of prostate stereotactic body radiotherapy cases. As more data sets are accumulated, the evolving institution-specific criteria can serve as a reliable and stable consistency measure for plan quality and reveals the potential use of the ''tighter'' criteria than national standards or projected criteria, leading to practice that may push to shrink the gap between plans deemed acceptable and the underlying unknown optimality. Conclusions: The authors have developed a rationale to improve plan quality and consistency, by evolving the plan quality criteria from institution-specific experience, complementary to national standards. The validity of the proposed method was demonstrated with a prototype system on prostate stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) cases. The current study uses direct and indirect DVH endpoints for plan quality evaluation, but the infrastructure proposed here applies to general outcome data as well. The authors expect forward evaluation together with intelligent update based on evidence-based learning, which will evolve the clinical practice for improved efficiency, consistency, and ultimately better treatment outcome.

  16. Bonneville Project Act, Federal Columbia River Transmission System Act and Other Related Legislation.

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    Not Available

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Legislative texts are provided for: Bonneville Project Act which authorizes the completion, maintenance, and operation of Bonneville project for navigation, and for other purposes; Federal Columbia River Transmission system Act which enables the Secretary of the Interior to provide for operation, maintenance, and continued construction of the Federal transmission system in the Pacific Northwest by use of the revenues of the Federal Columbia River Power System and the proceeds of revenue bonds, and for other purposes; public law 88--552 which guarantees electric consumers of the Pacific Northwest first call on electric energy generated at Federal hydroelectric plants in that regions and reciprocal priority, and for other purposes; and public law 78--329 which provides for the partial construction of the Hungary Horse Dam on the South Fork of the Flathead River in the state of Montana, and for other purposes

  17. A Hydrogen-Evolving Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalyst Covalently Attached...

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    A Hydrogen-Evolving Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalyst Covalently Attached to a Glassy Carbon Electrode: Preparation, Characterization, A Hydrogen-Evolving Ni(P2N2)2 Electrocatalyst...

  18. EERE Leadership Discusses Energy Innovation in Midwest | Department...

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    EERE Leadership Discusses Energy Innovation in Midwest EERE Leadership Discusses Energy Innovation in Midwest October 28, 2014 - 3:06pm Addthis EERE Leadership Discusses Energy...

  19. Analyzing Software Evolvability of an Industrial Automation Control System: A Case Study

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    Becker, Steffen

    Analyzing Software Evolvability of an Industrial Automation Control System: A Case Study Hongyu Pei and improving the evolvability of an industrial automation control system, and presents 1) evolvability Breivold1 , Ivica Crnkovic2 , Rikard Land2 , Magnus Larsson1 1 ABB Corporate Research, Industrial Software

  20. Simulations of Evolving or Outbursting Molecular Protostellar Jets

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    Alexander Rosen; Michael D. Smith

    2003-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The kinematic and radiative power of molecular jets is expected to change as a protostar undergoes permanent or episodal changes in the rate at which it accretes. We study here the consequences of evolving jet power on the spatial and velocity structure, as well as the fluxes, of molecular emission from the bipolar outflow. We consider a jet of rapidly increasing density and a jet in which the mass input is abruptly cut off. We perform three dimensional hydrodynamic simulations with atomic and molecular cooling and chemistry. In this work, highly collimated and sheared jets are assumed. We find that position-velocity diagrams, velocity-channel maps and the relative H$_2$ and CO fluxes are potentially the best indicators of the evolutionary stage. In particular, the velocity width of the CO lines may prove most reliable although the often-quoted mass-velocity power-law index is probably not. We demonstrate how the relative H$_2$ 1--0 S(1) and CO J=1--0 fluxes evolve and apply this to interpret the phase of several outflows.

  1. The rapidly evolving field of decadal climate prediction, using initialized climate models to produce time-evolving predictions of regional climate, is producing new results for

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    , and it is on those time scales of interest to water managers that decadal climate prediction is being appliedThe rapidly evolving field of decadal climate prediction, using initialized climate models to produce time-evolving predictions of regional climate, is producing new results for predictions

  2. Thermodynamics of Evolving Lorentzian Wormhole at Apparent and Event Horizons

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    Ujjal Debnath; Mubasher Jamil; R. Myrzakulov; M. Akbar

    2012-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We have investigated the non-static Lorentzian Wormhole model in presence of anisotropic pressure. We have presented some exact solutions of Einstein equations for anisotropic pressure case. Introducing two EoS parameters we have shown that these solutions give very rich dynamics of the universe yielding to the different expansion history of it in the $r$ - direction and in the $T$ - direction. The corresponding explicit forms of the shape function $b(r)$ is presented.We have shown that the Einstein's field equations and unified first law are equivalent for the dynamical wormhole model. The first law of thermodynamics has been derived by using the Unified first law. The physical quantities including surface gravity and the temperature are derived for the wormhole. Here we have obtained all the results without any choice of the shape function. The validity of generalized second law (GSL) of thermodynamics has been examined at apparent and event horizons for the evolving Lorentzian wormhole.

  3. The Evolving Block Universe and the Meshing Together of Times

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    George F R Ellis

    2014-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    It is proposed that spacetime should be regarded as an evolving block universe, bounded to the future by the present time, which continually extends to the future. This future boundary is defined at each time by measuring proper time along Ricci eigenlines from the start of the universe. A key point is that physical reality can be represented at many different scales: hence the passage of times may be seen as different at different scales, with quantum gravity determining the evolution of space time itself but quantum field theory determining the evolution of events within spacetime .The fundamental issue then arises as to how the effective times at different scales mesh together, leading to the concept so global and local times.

  4. Homophily and Triadic Closure in Evolving Social Networks

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    Crimaldi, Irene; Morrison, Greg; Quattrociocchi, Walter; Riccaboni, Massimo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new network model accounting for homophily and triadic closure in the evolution of social networks. In particular, in our model, each node is characterized by a number of features and the probability of a link between two nodes depends on common features. The bipartite network of the actors and features evolves according to a dynamics that depends on three parameters that respectively regulate the preferential attachment in the transmission of the features to the nodes, the number of new features per node, and the power-law behavior of the total number of observed features. We provide theoretical results and statistical estimators for the parameters of the model. We validate our approach by means of simulations and an empirical analysis of a network of scientific collaborations.

  5. Quiescent X-ray emission from an evolved brown dwarf ?

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    B. Stelzer

    2004-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    I report on the X-ray detection of Gl569Bab. During a 25ksec Chandra observation the binary brown dwarf is for the first time spatially separated in X-rays from the flare star primary Gl569A. Companionship to Gl569A constrains the age of the brown dwarf pair to ~300-800 Myr. The observation presented here is only the second X-ray detection of an evolved brown dwarf. About half of the observing time is dominated by a large flare on Gl569Bab, the remainder is characterized by weak and non-variable emission just above the detection limit. This emission -- if not related to the afterglow of the flare -- represents the first detection of a quiescent corona on a brown dwarf, representing an important piece in the puzzle of dynamos in the sub-stellar regime.

  6. Monitoring evolved stars for binarity with the HERMES spectrograph

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    Gorlova, N; Vos, J; Ostensen, R H; Jorissen, A; Van Eck, S; Ikonnikova, N

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Binarity is often invoked to explain peculiarities that can not be explained by the standard theory of stellar evolution. Detecting orbital motion via the Doppler effect is the best method to test binarity when direct imaging is not possible. However, when the orbital period exceeds the duration of a typical observing run, monitoring often becomes problematic. Placing a high-throughput spectrograph on a small semi- robotic telescope allowed us to carry out a radial-velocity survey of various types of peculiar evolved stars. In this review we highlight some findings after the first four years of observations. Thus, we detect eccentric binaries among hot subdwarfs, barium, S stars, and post- AGB stars with disks, which are not predicted by the standard binary interaction theory. In disk objects, in addition, we find signs of the on- going mass transfer to the companion, and an intriguing line splitting, which we attribute to the scattered light of the primary.

  7. Particle Acceleration in an Evolving Network of Unstable Current Sheets

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    L. Vlahos; H. Isliker; F. Lepreti

    2004-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the acceleration of electrons and protons interacting with localized, multiple, small-scale dissipation regions inside an evolving, turbulent active region. The dissipation regions are Unstable Current Sheets (UCS), and in their ensemble they form a complex, fractal, evolving network of acceleration centers. Acceleration and energy dissipation are thus assumed to be fragmented. A large-scale magnetic topology provides the connectivity between the UCS and determines in this way the degree of possible multiple acceleration. The particles travel along the magnetic field freely without loosing or gaining energy, till they reach a UCS. In a UCS, a variety of acceleration mechanisms are active, with the end-result that the particles depart with a new momentum. The stochastic acceleration process is represented in the form of Continuous Time Random Walk (CTRW), which allows to estimate the evolution of the energy distribution of the particles. It is found that under certain conditions electrons are heated and accelerated to energies above 1 MeV in much less than a second. Hard X-ray (HXR) and microwave spectra are calculated from the electrons' energy distributions, and they are found to be compatible with the observations. Ions (protons) are also heated and accelerated, reaching energies up to 10 MeV almost simultaneously with the electrons. The diffusion of the particles inside the active region is extremely fast (anomalous super-diffusion). Although our approach does not provide insight into the details of the specific acceleration mechanisms involved, its benefits are that it relates acceleration to the energy release, and it well describes the stochastic nature of the acceleration process.

  8. Solar PV Project Financing: Regulatory and Legislative Challenges for Third-Party PPA System Owners

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    Kollins, K.; Speer, B.; Cory, K.

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Residential and commercial end users of electricity who want to generate electricity using on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) systems face challenging initial and O&M costs. The third-party ownership power purchase agreement (PPA) finance model addresses these and other challenges. It allows developers to build and own PV systems on customers? properties and sell power back to customers. However, third-party electricity sales commonly face five regulatory challenges. The first three challenges involve legislative or regulatory definitions of electric utilities, power generation equipment, and providers of electric services. These definitions may compel third-party owners of solar PV systems to comply with regulations that may be cost prohibitive. Third-party owners face an additional challenge if they may not net meter, a practice that provides significant financial incentive to owning solar PV systems. Finally, municipalities and cooperatives worry about the regulatory implications of allowing an entity to sell electricity within their service territories. This paper summarizes these challenges, when they occur, and how they have been addressed in five states. This paper also presents alternative to the third-party ownership PPA finance model, including solar leases, contractual intermediaries, standardized contract language, federal investment tax credits, clean renewable energy bonds, and waived monopoly powers.

  9. DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities Panel Discussion: 2010...

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    DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities Panel Discussion: 2010 SAE World Congress DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities Panel Discussion: 2010 SAE World Congress Presentation by...

  10. Energy Secretary Bodman Travels to Moscow, Baku, Kiev to Discuss...

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    Energy Secretary Bodman Travels to Moscow, Baku, Kiev to Discuss Energy and Nuclear Security Energy Secretary Bodman Travels to Moscow, Baku, Kiev to Discuss Energy and Nuclear...

  11. Secretary Chu to Discuss Importance of Electric Grid Modernization...

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    Discuss Importance of Electric Grid Modernization to U.S. Competitiveness at Gridwise Global Forum Secretary Chu to Discuss Importance of Electric Grid Modernization to U.S....

  12. Discussion on a Code Comparison Effort for the Geothermal Technologies...

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    Discussion on a Code Comparison Effort for the Geothermal Technologies Program Discussion on a Code Comparison Effort for the Geothermal Technologies Program Code comparison...

  13. DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities Panel Discussion: 2010...

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    Activities Panel Discussion: 2010 SAE World Congress DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activities Panel Discussion: 2010 SAE World Congress Presentation by Sunita Satyapal at the 2010...

  14. Reforming TSOs: using the 'third package' Legislation to promote efficiency and accelerate regional integration in EU wholesale power markets

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    Moselle, Boaz

    2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The EU is developing new legislation - the so-called ''Third Package'' - to foster competition in its electric power markets. These proposals could be improved by adding more focus on regional integration of wholesale power markets, allowing more leeway for arrangements that fit the diverse existing patterns of transmission ownership and control, and addressing upfront new regulatory concerns that arise when transmission is divested as an independent, for-profit business. (author)

  15. Decision making in coastal fisheries conflict: the case of red drum and spotted seatrout legislation in Texas

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    Christian, Richard Travis

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stricter Measures Called For The TPWD Increases Regulations on Red and Spotted Seatrout Illegal Netting 61 65 66 Drum TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued) IV CASE FINDINGS (continued) The Opposition Increases The Legislative Process Economic Impact... and spotted seatrout caught in Texas February 12 May 19 H. B. 980 S. B. 139 Called for a halt to harvest of red drum and spotted seatrout in Texas by all persons February 12 killed Red drum and spotted seat rout to be made permanently illegal...

  16. A Tutorial on Time-Evolving Dynamical Bayesian Inference

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    Tomislav Stankovski; Andrea Duggento; Peter V. E. McClintock; Aneta Stefanovska

    2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In view of the current availability and variety of measured data, there is an increasing demand for powerful signal processing tools that can cope successfully with the associated problems that often arise when data are being analysed. In practice many of the data-generating systems are not only time-variable, but also influenced by neighbouring systems and subject to random fluctuations (noise) from their environments. To encompass problems of this kind, we present a tutorial about the dynamical Bayesian inference of time-evolving coupled systems in the presence of noise. It includes the necessary theoretical description and the algorithms for its implementation. For general programming purposes, a pseudocode description is also given. Examples based on coupled phase and limit-cycle oscillators illustrate the salient features of phase dynamics inference. State domain inference is illustrated with an example of coupled chaotic oscillators. The applicability of the latter example to secure communications based on the modulation of coupling functions is outlined. MatLab codes for implementation of the method, as well as for the explicit examples, accompany the tutorial.

  17. Modeling Tidal Streams in evolving dark matter halos

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    Jorge Penarrubia; Andrew J. Benson; David Martinez-Delgado; Hans-Walter Rix

    2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore whether stellar tidal streams can provide information on the secular, cosmological evolution of the Milky Way's gravitational potential and on the presence of subhalos. We carry out long-term (~t_hubble) N-body simulations of disrupting satellite galaxies in a semi-analytic Galaxy potential where the dark matter halo and the subhalos evolve according to a LCDM cosmogony. All simulations are constrained to end up with the same position and velocity at present. Our simulations account for: (i) the secular evolution of the host halo's mass, size and shape, (ii) the presence of subhalos and (iii) dynamical friction. We find that tidal stream particles respond adiabatically to the Galaxy growth so that, at present, the energy and angular momentum distribution is exclusively determined by the present Galaxy potential. In other words, all present-day observables can only constrain the present mass distribution of the Galaxy independent of its past evolution. We also show that, if the full phase-space distribution of a tidal stream is available, we can accurately determine (i) the present Galaxy's shape and (ii) the amount of mass loss from the stream's progenitor, even if this evolution spanned a cosmologically significant epoch.

  18. Prediction and Adaptation in an Evolving Chaotic Environment

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    Alfred Hübler; David Pines

    1993-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe the results of analytic calculations and computer simulations of adaptive predictors (predictive agents) responding to an evolving chaotic environment and to one another. Our simulations are designed to quantify adaptation and to explore co-adaptation for a simple calculable model of a complex adaptive system. We first consider the ability of a single agent, exposed to a chaotic environment, to model, control, and predict the future states of that environment. We then introduce a second agent which, in attempting to model and control both the chaotic environment and the first agent, modifies the extent to which that agent can identify patterns and exercise control. We find that (i) optimal adaptive predictors have an optimal memory and an optimal complexity, which are small for a rapidly changing map dynamics and (ii) that the predictive power can be increased by imposing chaos or random noise onto the map dynamics. The competition between the two predictive agents can lead either to chaos, or to metastable emergent behavior, best described as a leader-follower relationship. Our results suggest a correlation between optimal adaptation, optimal complexity, and emergent behavior, and provide preliminary support for the concept of optimal co-adaptation near the edge of chaos.

  19. Chemistry and line emission from evolving Herbig Ae disks

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    B. Jonkheid; C. P. Dullemond; M. R. Hogerheijde; E. F. van Dishoeck

    2006-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Aims: To calculate chemistry and gas temperature of evolving protoplanetary disks with decreasing mass or dust settling, and to explore the sensitivity of gas-phase tracers. Methods: The density and dust temperature profiles for a range of models of flaring and self-shadowed disks around a typical Herbig Ae star are used together with 2-dimensional ultraviolet (UV) radiative transfer to calculate the chemistry and gas temperature. In each model the line profiles and intensities for the fine structure lines of [O I], [C II] and [C I] and the pure rotational lines of CO, CN, HCN and HCO+ are determined. Results: The chemistry shows a strong correlation with disk mass. Molecules that are easily dissociated, like HCN, require high densities and large extinctions before they can become abundant. The products of photodissociation, like CN and C2H, become abundant in models with lower masses. Dust settling mainly affects the gas temperature, and thus high temperature tracers like the O and C+ fine structure lines. The carbon chemistry is found to be very sensitive to the adopted PAH abundance. The line ratios CO/13CO, CO/HCO+ and [O I] 63 um/146 um can be used to distinguish between disks where dust growth and settling takes place, and disks that undergo overall mass loss.

  20. QUANTIFYING THE EVOLVING MAGNETIC STRUCTURE OF ACTIVE REGIONS

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    Conlon, Paul A.; McAteer, R.T. James; Gallagher, Peter T.; Fennell, Linda, E-mail: mcateer@nmsu.ed [School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2010-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The topical and controversial issue of parameterizing the magnetic structure of solar active regions has vital implications in the understanding of how these structures form, evolve, produce solar flares, and decay. This interdisciplinary and ill-constrained problem of quantifying complexity is addressed by using a two-dimensional wavelet transform modulus maxima (WTMM) method to study the multifractal properties of active region photospheric magnetic fields. The WTMM method provides an adaptive space-scale partition of a fractal distribution, from which one can extract the multifractal spectra. The use of a novel segmentation procedure allows us to remove the quiet Sun component and reliably study the evolution of active region multifractal parameters. It is shown that prior to the onset of solar flares, the magnetic field undergoes restructuring as Dirac-like features (with a Hoelder exponent, h = -1) coalesce to form step functions (where h = 0). The resulting configuration has a higher concentration of gradients along neutral line features. We propose that when sufficient flux is present in an active region for a period of time, it must be structured with a fractal dimension greater than 1.2, and a Hoelder exponent greater than -0.7, in order to produce M- and X-class flares. This result has immediate applications in the study of the underlying physics of active region evolution and space weather forecasting.

  1. Ethanol Production, Distribution, and Use: Discussions on Key Issues (Presentation)

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    Harrow, G.

    2008-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    From production to the environment, presentation discusses issues surrounding ethanol as a transportation fuel.

  2. Evolving Regionalismos: Latin American Regions in the 21st Century (Editorial Introduction)

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    Chapple, Karen; Montero, Sergio; Sosa, Oscar

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Karen Chapple, Sergio Montero, and Oscar Sosa EvolvingKaren Chapple, Sergio Montero, and Oscar Sosa This issue ofiii Karen Chapple, Sergio Montero, and Oscar Sosa require a

  3. To appear in: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. 2014 Evolving Neural Networks That Are Both Modular and

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    Huizinga Evolving AI Lab Department of Computer Science University of Wyoming jhuizing@uwyo.edu Jean

  4. The doctoral thesis "Gender Quotas in Company Boards and Recruitment Effects" explores the legislative demand for gender balance in Norwegian public limited company (PLC)

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    Løw, Erik

    the legislative demand for gender balance in Norwegian public limited company (PLC) boards, and in particular article is based on a survey conducted in 2008. In the survey, all board members of PLC boards were

  5. Digital upgrade issues and the evolving regulatory environment

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    Meininger, R. D. [CHAR Services, Inc., 400 E. Main St., Annville, PA 17003 (United States)

    2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper deals with the qualification of an Instrumentation and Control (I and C) upgrade for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) in the plant, focusing on the interpretation of the NRC Regulatory Guide 1.180 Revision 1, 'Guidelines for Evaluating Electromagnetic and Radio-Frequency Interference in Safety-Related Instrumentation and Control Systems.' Options presented by Reg. Guide 1.180 are discussed along with alternative EMC Guidelines being used by nuclear power plants. Problems commonly encountered during the EMC qualification process are discussed and suggestions presented on how to deal with these common problems. Also included is a discussion of an emerging issue of how to address the issue of EMC of replacement discrete modules or printer circuit (PC) boards in a system that was either previously qualified or never qualified for EMC. (authors)

  6. Future Public Policy and Ethical Issues Facing the Agricultural and Microbial Genomics Sectors of the Biotechnology Industry: A Roundtable Discussion

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    Diane E. Hoffmann

    2003-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    On September 12, 2003, the University of Maryland School of Law's Intellectual Property and Law & Health Care Programs jointly sponsored and convened a roundtable discussion on the future public policy and ethical issues that will likely face the agricultural and microbial genomics sectors of the biotechnology industry. As this industry has developed over the last two decades, societal concerns have moved from what were often local issues, e.g., the safety of laboratories where scientists conducted recombinant DNA research on transgenic microbes, animals and crops, to more global issues. These newer issues include intellectual property, international trade, risks of genetically engineered foods and microbes, bioterrorism, and marketing and labeling of new products sold worldwide. The fast paced nature of the biotechnology industry and its new developments often mean that legislators, regulators and society, in general, must play ''catch up'' in their efforts to understand the issues, the risks, and even the benefits, that may result from the industry's new ways of conducting research, new products, and novel methods of product marketing and distribution. The goal of the roundtable was to develop a short list of the most significant public policy and ethical issues that will emerge as a result of advances in these sectors of the biotechnology industry over the next five to six years. More concretely, by ''most significant'' the conveners meant the types of issues that would come to the attention of members of Congress or state legislators during this time frame and for which they would be better prepared if they had well researched and timely background information. A concomitant goal was to provide a set of focused issues for academic debate and scholarship so that policy makers, industry leaders and regulators would have the intellectual resources they need to better understand the issues and concerns at stake. The goal was not to provide answers to any of the issues or problems, simply to identify those topics that deserve our attention as a society. Some of the issues may benefit from legislation at the federal or state levels, others may be more appropriately addressed by the private sector. Participants at the roundtable included over a dozen experts in the areas of microbiology, intellectual property, agricultural biotechnology, microbial genomics, bioterrorism, economic development, biotechnology research, and bioethics. These experts came from federal and state government, industry and academia. The participants were asked to come to the roundtable with a written statement of the top three to five public policy/ ethical issues they viewed as most likely to be significant to the industry and to policy makers over the next several years.

  7. ON HIGHLY CLUMPED MAGNETIC WIND MODELS FOR COOL EVOLVED STARS

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    Harper, G. M. [School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2010-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, it has been proposed that the winds of non-pulsating and non-dusty K and M giants and supergiants may be driven by some form of magnetic pressure acting on highly clumped wind material. While many researchers believe that magnetic processes are responsible for cool evolved stellar winds, existing MHD and Alfven wave-driven wind models have magnetic fields that are essentially radial and tied to the photosphere. The clumped magnetic wind scenario is quite different in that the magnetic flux is also being carried away from the star with the wind. We test this clumped wind hypothesis by computing continuum radio fluxes from the {zeta} Aur semiempirical model of Baade et al., which is based on wind-scattered line profiles. The radio continuum opacity is proportional to the electron density squared, while the line scattering opacity is proportional to the gas density. This difference in proportionality provides a test for the presence of large clumping factors. We derive the radial distribution of clump factors (CFs) for {zeta} Aur by comparing the nonthermal pressures required to produce the semiempirical velocity distribution with the expected thermal pressures. The CFs are {approx}5 throughout the sub-sonic inner wind region and then decline outward. These implied clumping factors lead to excess radio emission at 2.0 cm, while at 6.2 cm it improves agreement with the smooth unclumped model. Smaller clumping factors of {approx}2 lead to better overall agreement but also increase the discrepancy at 2 cm. These results do not support the magnetic clumped wind hypothesis and instead suggest that inherent uncertainties in the underlying semiempirical model probably dominate uncertainties in predicted radio fluxes. However, new ultraviolet line and radio continuum observations are needed to test the new generations of inhomogeneous magnetohydrodynamic wind models.

  8. Legislating the rights of private property owners: a review and analysis of actions in the 103rd and 104th Congresses

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    Kerby, Hannah Elizabeth

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LEGISLATING THE RIGHTS OF PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS: A REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF ACTIONS IN THE 103RD AND 104TH CONGRESSES A Professional Paper by Hannah Elizabeth Kerby Approved as to style and content by: hairman, Advisory Committee Committee... Member Committee Member August 1995 Record of Study LEGISLATING THE RIGHTS OF PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS: A REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF ACTIONS IN THE 103RD AND 104TH CONGRESSES A PROFESSIONAL PAPER by Hannah Elizabeth Kerby Submitted to the College...

  9. Role of CCTs in the evolving domestic electricity market

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    Grahame, T.J. [Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Coal and Power Systems

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper summarizes the key points and issues in the role of clean coal technologies in the domestic marketplace. Then suggested solutions to bringing precommercial CCTs to the market are presented. Finally, the outlook for possible actions by government and the private sector are briefly discussed.

  10. UNECE TIMBER COMMITTEE Market Discussions, 3-4 October 2006

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    , carbon and climate change #12;UNECE TIMBER COMMITTEE Market Discussions, 3-4 October 2006 Photo: NTC · Executive summaries available in English and Russia #12;UNECE TIMBER COMMITTEE Market Discussions, 3

  11. Network Processes in Evolving Systems Wed Jan 28'04 Doug White (working paper for RFG)

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    White, Douglas R.

    and Sustainability Centralization and Power Law Connectivity Vulnerability Organization Ridge Structure (see below) 4Network Processes in Evolving Systems Wed Jan 28'04 Doug White (working paper for RFG) OUTLINE Processes in Evolving Systems Wed Jan 28'04 Doug White 1. Outlook: Network Processes, Topological Effects

  12. Evolving Fuzzy Classifiers: Application to Incremental Learning of Handwritten Gesture Recognition Systems

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Evolving Fuzzy Classifiers: Application to Incremental Learning of Handwritten Gesture Recognition pattern recognition task. The main problem in classification is to induce a classifier from a set of data.cheriet@etsmtl.ca Abstract--In this paper, we present a new method to design customizable self-evolving fuzzy rule

  13. PNNL Expert Alan Zacher Discusses Bio-Based Fuels

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    Alan Zacher

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemical Engineer Alan Zacher discusses the process for creating fuels from renewable sources in an efficient manner.

  14. PNNL Expert Alan Zacher Discusses Bio-Based Fuels

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    Alan Zacher

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemical Engineer Alan Zacher discusses the process for creating fuels from renewable sources in an efficient manner.

  15. Final Discussion | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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    Final Discussion Scientific User Facilities (SUF) Division SUF Home About User Facilities Projects Accelerator & Detector Research Science Highlights Principal Investigators'...

  16. LOCH: Planning for Open Access in REF - Discussion Points 

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    Tate, Dominic; Aucock, Janet

    2015-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Slides and checklist from facilitated discussion session from ARMA Open Access Good Practice event (London 19-03-2015)....

  17. The potential impact of proposed hazardous air pollutant legislation on the US refining industry. Final report, Task 9

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    1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Administration has recently submitted a Clean Air Act Bill to Congress which would significantly modify the regulatory treatment of industrial hazardous air pollutants (air toxics). The adverse economic impacts of this legislation on the petroleum refining industry could be substantial. Depending on how EPA interprets the legislative language, the capital costs of compliance for the proposed bill could range from $1.3 to $15.0 billion. At the upper end of the range, costs of this order of magnitude would be over 2.5 times larger than the combined estimated cost of EPAs gasoline volatility (RVP) regulations and the proposed diesel sulfur content regulations. Potential compliance costs could be as much as $0.40 per barrel processed for large, complex refineries and as much as $0.50 per barrel for some small, simple refineries. For perspective, total refining costs, including a normal return on investment, are $4--5 per barrel. Because foreign refineries supplying the US will not be affected by the US air toxics regulations, US refineries may not be able to raise prices sufficiently to recover their compliance costs. For this reason, the air toxic legislation may put US refineries at an economic disadvantage relative to foreign competitors. Even under the best petroleum product market conditions, costs of $0.40 to $0.50 per barrel processed could reduce US Gulf refiner cash operating margins by as much as 29 percent. Under less favorable market conditions, such as the mid-80`s when refiners were losing money, the hazardous air pollutant regulations could greatly increase US refiner operating losses and potentially lead to closure of some marginal refineries.

  18. CAL 87 - an evolved wind-driven supersoft X-ray binary

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    A. S. Oliveira; J. E. Steiner

    2007-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Compact binary supersoft X-ray sources (CBSS) are explained as being associated with hydrostatic nuclear burning on the surface of a white dwarf with high accretion rate. This high mass transfer rate has been suggested to be caused by dynamical instability, expected when the donor star is more massive than the accreting object. When the orbital period is smaller than ~6 hours, this mechanism does not work and the CBSS with such periods are believed to be fed by a distinct mechanism: the wind-driven accretion. Such a mechanism has been proposed to explain the properties of objects like SMC 13, T Pyx and V617 Sgr. One observational property that offers a critical test for discriminating between the above two possibilities is the orbital period change. As systems with wind-driven accretion evolve with increasing periods, some of them may reach quite long orbital periods. The above critical test may, therefore, also be applied to orbital periods longer than 6 hours. CAL 87 is an eclipsing system in the LMC with an orbital period of 10.6 hours that could provide the opportunity for testing the hypothesis of the system being powered by wind-driven accretion. We obtained eclipse timings for this system and show that its orbital period increases with a rate of P/Pdot = +7.2(+/-1.3) X 10^{6} years. Contrary to the common belief, we conclude that CAL 87 is the first confirmed case of a wind-driven CBSS with an orbital period longer than 6 hours. The system is probably an evolved object that had an initial secondary mass of M2i=0.63 solar masses but is currently reduced to about M2=0.34 solar masses. We discuss evidence that other CBSS, like CAL 83 and V Sge stars, like WX Cen, are probably also wind-driven systems. This may in fact be the rule, and systems with inverted mass ratio, the exception.

  19. Improved best estimate plus uncertainty methodology including advanced validation concepts to license evolving nuclear reactors

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    Unal, Cetin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Williams, Brian [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mc Clure, Patrick [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nelson, Ralph A [IDAHO NATIONAL LAB

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many evolving nuclear energy programs plan to use advanced predictive multi-scale multi-physics simulation and modeling capabilities to reduce cost and time from design through licensing. Historically, the role of experiments was primary tool for design and understanding of nuclear system behavior while modeling and simulation played the subordinate role of supporting experiments. In the new era of multi-scale multi-physics computational based technology development, the experiments will still be needed but they will be performed at different scales to calibrate and validate models leading predictive simulations. Cost saving goals of programs will require us to minimize the required number of validation experiments. Utilization of more multi-scale multi-physics models introduces complexities in the validation of predictive tools. Traditional methodologies will have to be modified to address these arising issues. This paper lays out the basic aspects of a methodology that can be potentially used to address these new challenges in design and licensing of evolving nuclear technology programs. The main components of the proposed methodology are verification, validation, calibration, and uncertainty quantification. An enhanced calibration concept is introduced and is accomplished through data assimilation. The goal is to enable best-estimate prediction of system behaviors in both normal and safety related environments. To achieve this goal requires the additional steps of estimating the domain of validation and quantification of uncertainties that allow for extension of results to areas of the validation domain that are not directly tested with experiments, which might include extension of the modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities for application to full-scale systems. The new methodology suggests a formalism to quantify an adequate level of validation (predictive maturity) with respect to required selective data so that required testing can be minimized for cost saving purposes by showing further testing wold not enhance the quality of the validation of predictive tools. The proposed methodology is at a conceptual level. When matured and if considered favorably by the stakeholders, it could serve as a new framework for the next generation of the best estimate plus uncertainty licensing methodology that USNRC developed previously. In order to come to that level of maturity it is necessary to communicate the methodology to scientific, design and regulatory stakeholders for discussion and debates. This paper is the first step to establish this communication.

  20. A Wind analysis of an evolved Giant - FUSE and HST/STIS observations of an eclipsing Symbiotic Binary

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    Cian Crowley; Brian R. Espey; Stephan R. McCandliss

    2004-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A major outstanding problem in stellar astrophysics lies in understanding the wind generation mechanism by which evolved giants lose mass. Phase-resolved observations of eclipsing symbiotic binary systems, containing a mass-losing giant and a hot white dwarf, are ideal for studying the wind generation mechanisms in evolved stars. For such systems we use the orbital motion of the dwarf through the giant's wind to provide a pencil-beam view through the circumstellar gas. FUV observations can probe different layers of the wind in absorption, permitting the derivation of the velocity profile and providing valuable, spatially-resolved diagnostics of the cool wind. We present a series of FUSE and HST/STIS observations of two such systems and discuss our findings. The velocity profiles, and by implication, wind generation mechanisms for these giants are found to differ from those predicted by commonly used parametrisations. The phasing of our observations allow us to examine the density, temperature and velocity structure in the wind acceleration region, as well as the composition of the outflowing material.

  1. US, UK, France Discuss Stockpile Stewardship, Arms Control and...

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    UK, France Discuss Stockpile Stewardship, Arms Control and Nonproliferation and Visit the Nevada National Security Site | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter...

  2. What's Next for Nuclear Energy? MIT Students Discuss Path Forward

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    Students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) gathered Friday to have a casual discussion with the U.S. government’s foremost expert on nuclear energy

  3. Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Discusses Importance...

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    Jeh Johnson, Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall discussed building upon the work of the Electricity Sub-Sector Coordinating Council (ESCC), and the importance of expanding and...

  4. Session 6 - Environmentally Concerned Public Sector Panel Discussion...

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    "The Light-Duty Diesel In America?" Session 6 - Environmentally Concerned Public Sector Panel Discussion "The Light-Duty Diesel In America?" 2003 DEER Conference...

  5. TODAY: Senior Obama Administration Officials to Discuss Progress...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Wakarusa, Indiana, factory and is powered by an advanced battery manufactured in Michigan by another Recovery Act recipient, A123 Systems. WHAT: Conference call to discuss...

  6. NIST Privacy Engineering Objectives and Risk Model Discussion Draft Introduction

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    liberties.1 Workshop discussions assessed models provided by other disciplines such as cybersecurity sectors and disciplines. Some key considerations that emerged from the workshop included: 1

  7. Observations of the 6 Centimeter Lines of OH in Evolved (OH/IR) Stars

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    Vincent L. Fish; Laura K. Zschaechner; Loránt O. Sjouwerman; Ylva M. Pihlström; Mark J. Claussen

    2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent observational and theoretical advances have called into question traditional OH maser pumping models in evolved (OH/IR) stars. The detection of excited-state OH lines would provide additional constraints to discriminate amongst these theoretical models. In this Letter, we report on VLA observations of the 4750 MHz and 4765 MHz lines of OH toward 45 sources, mostly evolved stars. We detect 4765 MHz emission in the star forming regions Mon R2 and LDN 1084, but we do not detect excited-state emission in any evolved stars. The flux density and velocity of the 4765 MHz detection in Mon R2 suggests that a new flaring event has begun.

  8. Discussion Paper No. 2013-12 Maria Montero, Alex

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    Discussion Paper No. 2013-12 Maria Montero, Alex Possajennikov, Martin Sefton and Theodore Turocy.nottingham.ac.uk/cedex/publications/discussion-papers/index.aspx #12;1 Majoritarian Contests with Asymmetric Battlefields: An Experiment1 Maria Montero2 University at the University of East Anglia. 2 Corresponding author. Contact details: maria.montero@nottingham.ac.uk 3 Contact

  9. 7Emissions Trading Workshop Summary Report Discussion Synthesis

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    7Emissions Trading Workshop Summary Report Discussion Synthesis Background On April 30, 2010, more than 70 people gathered for an all-day workshop on emissions trading at Purdue University's Discovery of different emission trading proposals. The need for such discussion is great. Pollution trading is a high

  10. For discussion purposes only Biofuel and Poverty Nexus

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    For discussion purposes only Biofuel and Poverty Nexus in Asia 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Myo Thant Manila, 11 June 2008 #12;For discussion purposes only Interest in Biofuels has and policies · Number of countries · Different biofuel feedstock · Research on second generation technology #12

  11. Discussion of ``Atmospheric Momentum Roughness Applied to Stage-Discharge

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    the Darcy-Weisbach equation and conventional log law and derive an alternative log law equation to calculate discussion. Concerning the resistance equations, if their Eq. 2 holds, the Darcy-Weisbach friction factor f equation and the selection of appropriate roughness param- eters. They discuss the merits of different

  12. HH IRP Discussion Paper No. 1419-14

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    Schulte, Mike

    HH IRP Discussion Paper No. 1419-14 Post-1970 Trends in Within-Country Inequality and Poverty: Rich of a particular area of research. We examine the literature on post-1970 trends in poverty and income inequality of these areas, as well as an integrated discussion of empirical choices made in the measurement of poverty

  13. Jitter-based analysis and discussion of burst assembly algorithms

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    Aracil, Javier

    Jitter-based analysis and discussion of burst assembly algorithms Javier Aracil, Jos´e Alberto Hern a jitter analysis of size-based burst assembly algorithms and also discusses other burst assem- bly algorithms that use the packet delay as the assembly threshold to provide a bound on jitter. Index Terms

  14. Security Issues in Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Panel Discussion

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    Lin, Tsau Young

    and mining. Position by Linda Schlipper For most enterprises there is no shortage of data. Operational dataSecurity Issues in Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Panel Discussion Bhavani Thuraisingham Corporation Abstract This paper describes the panel discussion on data warehousing, data mining and security

  15. Absolute Percent Error Based Fitness Functions for Evolving Forecast Models AndyNovobilski,Ph.D.

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Absolute Percent Error Based Fitness Functions for Evolving Forecast Models Andy computfi~gas a methodof data mining,is its intrinsic ability to drive modelselection accordingto a mixedset of criteria. Basedon natural selection, evolutionary computing utilizes evaluationof candidatesolutions

  16. Evolving circuits on a field programmable analog array using genetic programming

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    Terry, Michael A. (Michael Allen)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes the design and implementation of the Genetic Programming Intrinsic Circuit (GPIC) design system. Inspired by a number of recent advances in the field of Evolvable Hardware, the intended purpose of ...

  17. 1st Workshop on Exploring the Fitness and Evolvability of Personal Learning Environments (EFEPLE'11)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    libraries or developed over multiple lifecycles thus leading to new generations of software artefacts for successfully evolving PLEs. 1.2 Related Work In principle, for a software system to be sustainable, it needs

  18. Park City/ANS 1 EVOLVE LITHIUM TRAY THERMAL-HYDRAULIC ANALYSIS

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    Park City/ANS 1 EVOLVE LITHIUM TRAY THERMAL-HYDRAULIC ANALYSIS M.H. Anderson, J.G. Murphy, M is viable, thermal-hydraulic analyses were performed on the outboard liquid lithium blanket trays. Various

  19. Diversity and productivity peak at intermediate dispersal rate in evolving metacommunities

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    Hochberg, Michael

    LETTERS Diversity and productivity peak at intermediate dispersal rate in evolving metacommunities * Positive relationships between species diversity and productivity have been reported for a number of understanding how diversity and productivity are linked over evolutionary timescales. Here, we investigate

  20. PNNL Expert Doug McMakin Discusses Millimeter Wave Technology

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    Doug McMakin

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrical Engineer Doug McMakin discusses Millimeter Wave Holographic technology, which uses non-harmful, ultrahigh-frequency radio waves to penetrate clothing to detect and identify concealed objects, as well as obtain accurate body measurements.

  1. GE Software Expert Julian Keith Loren Discusses Innovation and...

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    GE Software Expert Julian Keith Loren Discusses Innovation and the Industrial Internet Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)...

  2. Panel Discussion: Career Paths in Energy & Sustainability: Perspective...

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    a.m.-7 p.m. The events include: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Panel Discussion "Career Paths in Energy & Sustainability: Perspectives from Successful Women Professionals," including Dr....

  3. Agenda of critical issues: coal price and availability. Final report. [Includes effect of legislation, sulfur content and rail transport costs

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    Tennican, M.L.; Wayland, R.E.; Weinstein, D.M.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Temple, Barker, and Sloane, Inc. developed an agenda of critical issues regarding future coal prices and coal availability for EPRI. TBS interviewed nearly 50 utility, coal company, and railroad officials, academic experts, and coal consultants; held a one-day participatory workshop; and conducted a literature review and follow-up interviews with selected utilities. TBS found four causes of uncertainty in the utility industry over future coal prices. First, the acid deposition proposals in Congress vary in terms of the structure of the legislation, the costs of compliance, and the impact on coal prices; in turn these uncertainties impede utility fuel planning and decision making. Second, powerplant-specific factors will have a major impact on whether utilities switch or scrub in response to acid deposition legislation; existing analyses do not capture these factors. The most important powerplant-specific factors are matching unit characteristics with coal specifications, retrofit scrubber costs, and differing state regulatory environments. Third, TBS found that utility fuel managers have great uncertainty over the availability and future cost of compliance coal. TBS estimated that the existing production capacity of eastern compliance coal is at least twice as high as current production. Fourth, TBS concluded that uncertainty over future coal transportation rates was a major reason for utilities' uncertainty over future delivered prices of coal. Critical transportation-related issues are the strategic and tactical response of eastern coal producers to the Staggers Act; the impact on rail rates of the sale of Conrail, of possible transcontinental mergers, and of multi-modal mergers; and the future pricing policies that eastern railroads will adopt in response to imports of Colombian coal. 21 references.

  4. An analysis framework for characterizing and explaining development of EIA legislation in developing countries-Illustrated for Georgia, Ghana and Yemen

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    Kolhoff, Arend J., E-mail: akolhoff@eia.nl [Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment, P.O. Box 2345, 3500 GH Utrecht (Netherlands); Driessen, Peter P.J., E-mail: p.driessen@uu.nl [Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80115, 3508 TC (Netherlands); Runhaar, Hens A.C., E-mail: h.a.c.runhaar@uu.nl [Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80115, 3508 TC (Netherlands)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Actors in the field of international development co-operation supporting the development of EIA legislation in developing countries often do not achieve the results envisaged. The performance of EIA in these countries often remains weak. One reason, we assume, is that often those actors support the establishment of overly ambitious EIA legislation that cannot achieve its objectives in the light of constraining contexts. To provide more effective support we need to better understand the enabling and constraining contextual factors that influence the development of EIA legislation and to which support actors should align itself. In this article a new analysis framework for classifying, characterizing and explaining the development of EIA legislation is described, measured in terms of ambition levels. Ambitions are defined as intentions the EIA authorities aim to fulfill, expressed in formal EIA legislation. Three country cases, Yemen, Georgia and Ghana are used to illustrate the usefulness of our framework and as a first test to refine the framework. We have formulated the following five hypotheses that complement and refine our analysis framework. One, EIA legislation may develop multilinearly in terms of ambition levels. Two, ambitions in EIA legislation seem to be influenced to a great extent by the power and capacity of, on the one hand, the environmental authorities supporting EIA and, on the other hand, the sector authorities hindering the development of EIA. Three, the political system is the most important context factor influencing the rules of policy-making and the power of the different actors involved. Four, the importance of context factors on the development of ambitions is dependent on the phase of EIA system development. Five, some ambitions seem to be influenced by particular factors; for instance the ambitions for the object of study seem to be influenced by the level of environmental awareness of the sector ministries and parliament. The analysis framework may also assist actors involved in the development of EIA legislation in setting ambitions for EIA legislation that are feasible within the context in which it will be developed and implemented. Application of a country-specific EIA model would seem to be the preferred model to develop EIA legislation because by taking capacities of actors and context factors as a starting point, it offers more potential to well-performing EIA systems. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer EIA systems develop from less to high ambitious and sometimes vice versa. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ambitions in EIA legislation are determined by the capacity of environment- and sector authority. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The political system is the most important context factor explaining the ambitions of an EIA system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer An analysis framework developed to measure EIA system ambitions might help to setambitions.

  5. LANL Researcher Roger Wiens Discusses ChemCam

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    Wiens, Roger

    2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Discussion of the ChemCam instrument on the Curiosity Rover that occurred during the NASA press conference prior to launch of the Mars Science Laboratory. The ChemCam instrument was developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and the French Space Institute. Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Roger Wiens discusses the instrument on this video. ChemCam uses a laser to "zap" features of the Martian landscape and then uses a spectrometer to gather information about the composition of the sample. ChemCam will help the Curiosity Rover determine whether Mars is or was habitable. The Rover is expected to touch down on the Red Planet on August 5, 2012.

  6. Evolving Lorentzian wormholes supported by phantom matter with constant state parameters

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    Cataldo, Mauricio; Labrana, Pedro; Campo, Sergio del; Crisostomo, Juan; Salgado, Patricio [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del Bio-Bio, Avenida Collao 1202, Casilla 5-C, Concepcion (Chile); Instituto de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Avenida Brasil 2950, Valparaiso (Chile); Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion (Chile)

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we study the possibility of sustaining an evolving wormhole via exotic matter made out of phantom energy. We show that this exotic source can support the existence of evolving wormhole spacetimes. Explicitly, a family of evolving Lorentzian wormholes conformally related to another family of zero-tidal force static wormhole geometries is found in Einstein gravity. Contrary to the standard wormhole approach, where first a convenient geometry is fixed and then the matter distribution is derived, we follow the conventional approach for finding solutions in theoretical cosmology. We derive an analytical evolving wormhole geometry by supposing that the radial tension (which is negative to the radial pressure) and the pressure measured in the tangential directions have barotropic equations of state with constant state parameters. At spatial infinity this evolving wormhole, supported by this anisotropic matter, is asymptotically flat, and its slices t=constant are spaces of constant curvature. During its evolution the shape of the wormhole expands with constant velocity, i.e without acceleration or deceleration, since the scale factor has strictly a linear evolution.

  7. 2008 Forestry-related Legislation in Colorado The state of Colorado values healthy, resilient forest landscapes and is willing to invest

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    2008 Forestry-related Legislation in Colorado The state of Colorado values healthy, resilient and value of Colorado's forests. At the time this report was written, several forestry-related bills were related to the WUI, fuels mitigation, fire fighting, bark beetle mortality and incentives for forestry

  8. AN OVERVIEW OF THE UNITED STATES PATENT SYSTEM (Note: Significant changes in United States patent law were brought about by legislation signed into law by the

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    Shamos, Michael I.

    1 AN OVERVIEW OF THE UNITED STATES PATENT SYSTEM (Note: Significant changes in United States patent. The purpose of this legislation was to implement the patent-related provisions of the General Agreement substantially altered prior practice.) 1. What is a patent? Prior to GATT, a patent could be defined as a grant

  9. A Discussion on the Classifier Projection Space for Classifier Combining

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    Duin, Robert P.W.

    . Such a space of a low dimensionality is a Classifier Projection Space (CPS). In the first instance, it is used. This is illustrated by some examples. In the end, we discuss how the CPS may also be used as a basis for constructing to essentially different solutions. The concept of diversity is, thereby, crucial [9]. There are various ways

  10. LANL physicists discuss electrical grid in journal article

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    - 1 - LANL physicists discuss electrical grid in journal article October 17, 2013 Electrical grids of distribution grids. Revolutionary changes to the electric grid will lead to grids that are more random that could make a major impact on the future grid: · probabilistic measures of electrical grid reliability

  11. MAE 124/ESYS 103 Discussion: Week 7 Transportation Alternatives

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    Gille, Sarah T.

    MAE 124/ESYS 103 Discussion: Week 7 Transportation Alternatives 0. San Diego government routes. And today is Bike to Work Day. Let's take a Life Cycle Assessment approach to transportation planning? What steps do we need to pursue? 1. Why does SANDAG care about transportation? Why does UCSD

  12. Discussion Papers in Individual and Group Learning in Crisis Simulations

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    Discussion Papers in Management Individual and Group Learning in Crisis Simulations Edward-5 January 2002 ISSN 1356-3548 #12;2 Individual and Group Learning in Crisis Simulations Edward Borodzicz1 learning. The issue is raised that simulation exercises may concentrate learning outcomes for exercise

  13. Higgs Boson Digest and Discussion By Tony O'Hagan

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    O'Hagan, Tony

    Higgs Boson ­ Digest and Discussion By Tony O'Hagan Introduction On July 10th 2012, I posted to consult this list in search of answers. We've heard a lot about the Higgs boson. The news reports say like (in the sense of having some of the right characteristics of) the elusive Higgs boson

  14. Discussion on Agricultural Econometrics: Its History and Its Future

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    Discussion on Agricultural Econometrics: Its History and Its Future David A. Bessler Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University AAEA Session on History of Econometrics1 Denver, Colorado Tuesday, July 27 Concerns · Partial Answers (Instrumental Variables) · Cautions · Revolution in Econometrics · Mopping

  15. Summary of experimental discussion session at ILWOG42

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    Viera, David J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dardenne, Yves M [LLNL

    2010-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    During the ILWOG-42 held at LANL in May of 2010, a set of discussions between scientists from AWE, LANL, and LLNL was held to develop collaborative experiments that would improve radiochemical diagnostic evaluations. DOE headquarters has asked that a 5-year roadmap be developed to resolve outstanding issues. The goal of this discussion was to explore common areas of interest where collaborative experiments could be undertaken to resolve identified problems and to gain support across the weapons program and DOE for this work. Collaboration was encouraged not only between these laboratories, but with University collaborators who are funded through the NNSA Stewardship Science Academic Alliance. In the development of experiments there were some criteria that were established. The uncertainty budgets will need to be assessed for proposed experiments so that potential gains to the programs can be determined. Measurements using different methods should be encouraged to provide greater confidence (and hopefully improved accuracy) in the result. Six distinct subjects were discussed: (1) Experiments at critical assemblies/14-MeV neutron (D+T) facilities; (2) Fission-chain-yield (FCY) energy dependence; (3) Absolute FCY measurements; (4) Measurements of {sup 147}Nd 531-keV absolute gamma-ray intensity; (5) Atom scale cross calibrations; and (6) Other experimental issues. A short summary of the discussions is given.

  16. ERIA-DP-2011-03 ERIA Discussion Paper Series

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    ERIA-DP-2011-03 ERIA Discussion Paper Series Harmonizing Biodiesel Fuel Standards in East Asia Asia (ERIA), Indonesia Shinichi GOTO Research Center for New Fuels and Vehicle Technology (NFV), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan May 2011 Abstract

  17. TI 2013-055/III Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper

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    Chen, Yiling

    TI 2013-055/III Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper Parallel Sequential Monte Carlo for Efficient Density Combination: The Deco Matlab Toolbox Roberto Casarin1 Stefano Grassi2 Francesco Ravazzolo3 Herman Mahlerplein 117 1082 MS Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel.: +31(0)20 525 8579 #12;PARALLEL SEQUENTIAL MONTE CARLO

  18. BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION PAPER ON THE OPERATING BUDGET

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    Brownstone, Rob

    BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION PAPER ON THE OPERATING BUDGET PLAN FOR 2013-14 REPORT XLIX January 10, 2013 #12;The Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) was established by the President in 1992, and Susan Robertson, Director, Budgets and Financial Analysis. The Committee employs an open

  19. GROUP 3 -Ownership, economic aspects, green energy legislation. Here are a few thoughts: treat this as an open-ended set of questions, which go far beyond this list.

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    GROUP 3 - Ownership, economic aspects, green energy legislation. Here are a few thoughts: treat will be competing, and will the price of the new electricity be competitive? How has green- energy legislation? In particular, what is the reality of subsidized green energy prices for electricity? Are they a short

  20. MELTING OF GLASS BATCH: MODEL FOR MULTIPLE OVERLAPPING GAS-EVOLVING REACTIONS

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    Pokorny, Richard; Pierce, David A.; Hrma, Pavel R.

    2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, we present a model for the kinetics of multiple overlapping reactions. Mathematical representation of the kinetics of gas-evolving reactions is crucial for the modeling of the feed-to-glass conversion in a waste-glass melter. The model simulates multiple gas-evolving reactions that occur during heating of a high-alumina high-level waste melter feed. To obtain satisfactory kinetic parameters, we employed Kissinger's method combined with least-squares analysis. The power-law kinetics with variable reaction order sufficed for obtaining excellent agreement with measured thermogravimetric analysis data.

  1. MELTING OF GLASS BATCH - MODEL FOR MULTIPLE OVERLAPPING GAS-EVOLVING REACTIONS

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    KRUGER AA; PIERCE DA; POKORNY R; HRMA PR

    2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, we present a model for the kinetics of multiple overlapping reactions. Mathematical representation of the kinetics of gas-evolving reactions is crucial for the modeling of the feed-to-glass conversion in a waste-glass melter. The model simulates multiple gas-evolving reactions that occur during heating of a high-alumina high-level waste melter feed. To obtain satisfactory kinetic parameters, we employed Kissinger's method combined with least-squares analysis. The power-law kinetics with variable reaction order sufficed for obtaining excellent agreement with measured thermogravimetric analysis data.

  2. Thermodynamics of Evolving Lorentzian Wormholes at Apparent Horizon in $f(R)$ Theory of Gravity

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    H. Saiedi

    2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In the context of modified $f(R)$ gravity, we attempt to study the thermodynamic properties of the evolving Lorentzian wormholes at the apparent horizon. It is shown that the wormhole can be derived from a particular $f(R)$ model in the radiation background. Moreover, it has been shown that the field equations can be cast to a similar form $dE = TdS + WdV + Td\\bar{S}$ at the apparent horizon for the evolving Lorentzian wormhole. Compared to the case of Einstein's general relativity, an additional term $Td\\bar{S}$ appears here.

  3. Discussions on the Cancellation Effect on a Curved Orbit

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    Rui Li; Ya. S. Derbenev

    2005-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The canonical formulation and the cancellation effect for bunch dynamics under collective interaction on a curved orbit were presented in Ref. [*]. Some possible controversial representations of the cancellation effect were later addressed by Geloni et al.** In this study, we discuss all the points raised in Ref. [**] based on our canonical treatment, and show how these points can be perceived from the view point of the cancellation picture.

  4. Discussion of and reply to ``Processing of scrap tires: Technology and market applications``

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    Cosulich, J. [Los Angeles County Sanitation District, Whittier, CA (United States); Smisko, J. [County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, Commerce, CA (United States); Niessen, W.R. [Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., Cambridge, MA (United States); Blumenthal, M.H. [Scrap Tire Management Council, Washington, DC (United States)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Publication of this paper by Michael H. Blumenthal provides an excellent overview of scrap tire market opportunities, processing options, and some legislative background. The authors present some comments and areas that need addition coverage or clarification. These include the following: durability of new tires made from recycled rubber; cost data; tire derived fuel; landfilling of tires; composition of tires; processing equipment; and processing problems. This article also contains Mr. Blumenthal`s reply to the comments and questions.

  5. How Stakeholder Engagement is Evolving at the Caldas Uranium Mining Site in Minas Gerais, Brazil - 13223

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    Booth, Peter M. [WSP Environment and Energy, Manchester (United Kingdom)] [WSP Environment and Energy, Manchester (United Kingdom); Da Silva, Nivaldo Carlos [CNEN, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil)] [CNEN, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil); Pereira de Oliveira, Alexandre; Cioffi Batagini, Regina Maria [CMPC, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil)] [CMPC, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil); Rangel, Heraldo Junior [INB, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil)] [INB, Pocos de Caldas (Brazil); Da Conceicao Estrella Abad, Maria [IBAMA, Brasilia (Brazil)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Caldas site is located in the Federal State of Minas Gerais in Brazil about 25 km from the city of Pocos de Caldas. While the city itself has 150,000 inhabitants there is a total population of around 0.5 million people living in an area that could potentially be influenced by the site. Uranium ore was mined and milled here between the years of 1982 and 1995, with ore extraction taking place from an open pit. Of the material removed, aside from that extracted for uranium, some was used on-site for road construction and building embankments while the remainder was disposed of onto two major rock piles. There are a number of potential historical and current environmental impacts to groundwater as a consequence of discharges into streams which then flow off site. The site is now undergoing a phase of decommissioning which includes the formulation and substantiation of a site remediation strategy. As part of a wider International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Cooperation Project aimed at providing practical guidance for implementing a decommissioning and remediation plan at the site, WSP E and E were invited to lead a mission in order to provide advice on the importance and merits of stakeholder engagement and how to ultimately build an engagement program. In November 2011, WSP E and E met with personnel from the site operators, the Brazilian regulatory bodies and representatives from the local stakeholder community and explained the principles of stakeholder engagement and how the process had internationally evolved principally from a decide-announce-defend approach to a more formal two way mechanism of engagement. Historically there had been insufficient liaison between the site operator, the nuclear regulator and the environmental regulator. All parties had recognized that greater interaction was necessary. There had also been very little engagement with local stakeholders about the various activities on the site and the potential implications of these activities on human health and the environment. The main concerns of the local stakeholders were in relation to potential environmental impacts on groundwater and surface water as well as their lack of knowledge about the site's activities and how it might evolve over time. There was a feeling that the site brought no real benefit to the local community as local labor was rarely utilized when work was being undertaken. WSP E and E were asked many questions about stakeholder engagement processes and had to address a number of concerns relating to being able to construct and control an engagement program. Advice was provided on how to construct a phased program in a manner that would allow the site operator to demonstrate increased transparency and allow as wide a range of stakeholders as possible the opportunity to become engaged. We provided an important message in that engagement often had to be culture and project specific and that what might work in one country could not necessarily purely be transposed to another. Since the WSP E and E mission there has been evidence of a number of positive steps in many of the areas of stakeholder engagement related to the Caldas site. The nuclear and environmental regulators work in a more open and transparent manner and continue to undertake joint inspections of the Caldas site. They have agreed to develop a written agreement that will enable them to jointly assess and discuss the issues on the site. Both regulatory bodies had previously accompanied the site operator on a visit to the Wismut uranium mining area in Germany and as well as providing useful learning had also allowed the regulators to discuss some common issues, thus bringing them closer together. A local stakeholder group under the auspices of the Water Commission had previously been set up but now they are starting to have more regular meetings with the site operator and nuclear regulator. They are now additionally considering the formation of a site specific advisory board (based on similar lines to those at US legacy sites) in order to gain some further tec

  6. Topology and current ribbons: A model for current, reconnection and flaring in a complex, evolving corona

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    Longcope, Dana

    (MCC), for the build­up of magnetic energy in a three­dimensional corona of arbitrary geometry. The MCCTopology and current ribbons: A model for current, reconnection and flaring in a complex, evolving of energy from the Sun's chromosphere and corona. The build­up and release of energy in a flare has been

  7. Modeling for Seasonal Marked Point Processes: An Analysis of Evolving Hurricane Occurrences

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    Kottas, Athanasios

    Modeling for Seasonal Marked Point Processes: An Analysis of Evolving Hurricane Occurrences Sai and for the conditional mark distribution. The motivating application involves the analysis of hurricane landfalls the evolution of the intensity of the process of hurricane landfall occurrences, and the respective maximum wind

  8. Regarding Compass Response Functions For Modeling Path Integration: Comment on "Evolving a

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    275 Regarding Compass Response Functions For Modeling Path Integration: Comment on "Evolving neural model of the animal behavior known as path integra- tion, a navigation process requiring a compass mention of the simi- larity of their compass sensors to the known properties of the polarization

  9. Evolving research directions in Surface OceanLower Atmosphere (SOLAS) science

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    Evolving research directions in Surface Ocean­Lower Atmosphere (SOLAS) science Cliff S. Law­Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) coordinates multi-disciplinary ocean­ atmosphere research projects that quantify and characterise this exchange. This article details five new SOLAS research strategies ­ upwellings and associated

  10. Lamar: A New Pseudorandom Number Generator Evolved by means of Genetic

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Lamar: A New Pseudorandom Number Generator Evolved by means of Genetic Programming Carlos Lamenca Lamar and obtained using this scheme is proposed, whose C code and preliminary security analysis highly nonlinear and extremely efficient func- tions. As an example, we propose Lamar, a new PRNG

  11. MIT Engineering Systems Symposium, March 2004 1 The Case for Evolving Systems Engineering as a

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    MIT Engineering Systems Symposium, March 2004 1 The Case for Evolving Systems Engineering as a Field within Engineering Systems Donna Rhodes and Daniel Hastings Engineering Systems Division. Engineering Systems is an important new field of study focusing on the complex engineering of systems

  12. Evolving Algebras and Linear Time Hierarchy \\Lambda Andreas Blass y and Yuri Gurevich z

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    Blass, Andreas R.

    (A) into some ae(A + ). The inverse function ae \\Gamma1 is usually single­valued. Neil Jones [J] calls, or to addition and multiplication RAMs, or to addition, multiplication and division RAMs, or to something else is evolving algebras (ealgebras, or EAs) [G1,G2]. According to the EA thesis, any algorithm can be simulated

  13. Anchoring policy development around stable points : an approach to regulating the co-evolving ICT ecosystem

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    California at San Diego, University of

    to regulating the co-evolving ICT ecosystem David D. Clark MIT Computer Science of the natural rates of change in different parts of the ecosystem, and examine why hinder its feasibility in the ICT ecosystem. As a means to achieve more

  14. Evolving Einstein's Field Equations with Matter: The ``Hydro without Hydro'' Test

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    Thomas W. Baumgarte; Scott A. Hughes; Stuart L. Shapiro

    1999-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We include matter sources in Einstein's field equations and show that our recently proposed 3+1 evolution scheme can stably evolve strong-field solutions. We insert in our code known matter solutions, namely the Oppenheimer-Volkoff solution for a static star and the Oppenheimer-Snyder solution for homogeneous dust sphere collapse to a black hole, and evolve the gravitational field equations. We find that we can evolve stably static, strong-field stars for arbitrarily long times and can follow dust sphere collapse accurately well past black hole formation. These tests are useful diagnostics for fully self-consistent, stable hydrodynamical simulations in 3+1 general relativity. Moreover, they suggest a successive approximation scheme for determining gravitational waveforms from strong-field sources dominated by longitudinal fields, like binary neutron stars: approximate quasi-equilibrium models can serve as sources for the transverse field equations, which can be evolved without having to re-solve the hydrodynamical equations (``hydro without hydro'').

  15. Evolving Autonomous Agent Control in the Xpilot Environment Gary B. Parker

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    Parker, Gary B.

    as test- beds for learning systems employing evolutionary computation. Of particular value are games. Computer games represent one class of platforms for experimenta- tion with learning in autonomous agents used to evolve weights for a fixed neural network is used to control an Xpilot bot. The resulting

  16. Water-Splitting Photoelectrolysis Reaction Rate via Microscopic Imaging of Evolved Oxygen Bubbles

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    Atwater, Harry

    manuscript received June 16, 2010. Published July 19, 2010. The production of hydrogen using solar energy electrochemical probe near the surface10 that can even include local illumination through an optical fiber,11 of the gas-evolving reaction rate. Optical microscopy was used to record the bubble growth on single

  17. Semantic Web Service Architecture --Evolving Web Service Standards toward the Semantic Web

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    Staab, Steffen

    Coverpage Semantic Web Service Architecture -- Evolving Web Service Standards toward the Semantic Web Tanja Sollazzo, Siegfried Handschuh, Steffen Staab, Martin Frank Abstract. The importance of Web by Semantic Web technologies such that a smooth evolution from Web services in the current Web to Web services

  18. INTRODUCTION Teleost fish have evolved a wide array of mechanisms for the

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    Tricas, Timothy C.

    developmental pattern of vocal musculature and innervation among ray-finned fish and tetrapods (Bass et al3881 INTRODUCTION Teleost fish have evolved a wide array of mechanisms for the production of sound (Ladich, 2001; Ladich and Bass, 2003; Ladich and Bass, 2005). Some evidence exists for a conserved

  19. Copyright George Gross, 2004 1 Evolving Nature of Electricity Market Design in the U.S.

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    Copyright George Gross, 2004 1 Evolving Nature of Electricity Market Design in the U.S. G smoothly functioning electricity wholesale markets in the U.S. and the path taken toward the implementation electricity markets is the desire to capture the benefits provided by competitive markets through improved

  20. Conservation and evolvability in regulatory networks: The evolution of ribosomal regulation in yeast

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    Shamir, Ron

    Conservation and evolvability in regulatory networks: The evolution of ribosomal regulation, Cambridge, MA 02138; and §The Broad Institute of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 320 of module regulation. Here, we explore the evolution of cis-regulatory pro- grams associated with conserved

  1. Evolving artificial neural networks to control chaotic systems Eric R. Weeks* and John M. Burgess

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    Weeks, Eric R.

    Evolving artificial neural networks to control chaotic systems Eric R. Weeks* and John M. Burgess 78712 Received 7 April 1997 We develop a genetic algorithm that produces neural network feedback of unstable fixed points. This is the first dimension- independent algorithm that produces neural network

  2. Evolving artificial neural networks to control chaotic systems Eric R. Weeks* and John M. Burgess +

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    Weeks, Eric R.

    Evolving artificial neural networks to control chaotic systems Eric R. Weeks* and John M. Burgess 78712 ~Received 7 April 1997! We develop a genetic algorithm that produces neural network feedback a robust method of train­ ing neural networks to control chaos. The method makes no assumptions about

  3. Evolving Fuzzy Rules for Goal-Scoring Behaviour in a Robot Soccer Environment

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Evolving Fuzzy Rules for Goal-Scoring Behaviour in a Robot Soccer Environment A thesis submitted autonomous robots that are able to learn from the environment in which they operate in order to achieve their objectives is a need so far largely unsatisfied, especially for dynamic environments which change quickly

  4. Improving Premise Structure in Evolving Takagi-Sugeno Neuro-Fuzzy Classifiers

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . The presented approach is based on a first-order Takagi- Sugeno neuro-fuzzy model. We propose a modification for almost any pattern recognition task. The main problem in classification is to induce a classifier fromImproving Premise Structure in Evolving Takagi-Sugeno Neuro-Fuzzy Classifiers Abdullah Almaksour

  5. The two faces of network dynamics Evolving network models describe the dynamics (assembly, evolution)

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    Albert, Réka

    with a random network with a given degree distribution P(k). Mark edges with probability T. DisregardThe two faces of network dynamics Evolving network models describe the dynamics (assembly, evolution) OF networks by the addition/removal of nodes and edges. It is possible to have network dynamics

  6. Protein carbon content evolves in response to carbon availability and may influence

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    Wagner, Andreas

    Protein carbon content evolves in response to carbon availability and may influence the fate that ancestral yeast strains preferentially express proteins with low carbon content during carbon limitation, relative to strains selected in the laboratory under carbon limitation. The likely reason

  7. Resolving unwanted couplings through interactive exploration of co-evolving software entities An experience report

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    van Vliet, Hans

    how interactive visualizations can support the process of analyzing the identified unwanted couplings of coupling between entities is then replaced by a more dynamic one. Entities that change together becauseResolving unwanted couplings through interactive exploration of co-evolving software entities

  8. Evolving Comparative Advantage and the Impact of Climate Change in Agricultural Markets: Evidence

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    Vertes, Akos

    Evolving Comparative Advantage and the Impact of Climate Change in Agricultural Markets: Evidence the implications of climate change for a variety of crops and locations around the world. The goal of the present the surface of the Earth, we ...nd small adverse e¤ects of climate change for the median country in the world

  9. Evolving a robust signal transduction pathway from weak cross-talk

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    Siryaporn, Albert

    We have evolved a robust two?component signal transduction pathway from a sensor kinase (SK) and non?partner response regulator (RR) that show weak cross?talk in vitro and no detectable cross?talk in vivo in wild?type ...

  10. Evolving a robust signal transduction pathway from weak cross-talk

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    Siryaporn, Albert

    We have evolved a robust two-component signal transduction pathway from a sensor kinase (SK) and non-partner response regulator (RR) that show weak cross-talk in vitro and no detectable cross-talk in vivo in wild-type ...

  11. Utility/Industry Partnerships Involving Distributed Generation Technologies in Evolving Electricity Markets

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    Rastler, D. M.

    Wires Manage Wires defer capital Optimize Energy Services Not Utility Business Not Utility Business New Business Opportunities DISTRIBUTED GENERATION Distributed generation includes small gas turbines, micro-turbines, fuel cells, storage...UTILITYIINDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS INVOLVING DISTRIBUTED GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES IN EVOLVING ELECTRICITY MARKETS Daniel M. Rastler Manager, Fuel Cells and Distributed Generation Electric Power Research Institute Palo Alto, California ABSTRACT...

  12. A New GP-evolved Formulation for the Relative Permittivity of Water and Steam

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    Potter, Don

    A New GP-evolved Formulation for the Relative Permittivity of Water and Steam S. V. Fogelson and W: sergeyf1@uga.edu Abstract The relative permittivity (or static dielectric constant) of water and steam has function for predicting the relative permittivity of water and steam in three distinct thermodynamic

  13. Wind power is a rapidly growing and evolving field that crosses traditional academic disciplines and increasingly

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    Delaware, University of

    ways in which society's understanding and acceptance of renewable energy power generation can impactWind power is a rapidly growing and evolving field that crosses traditional academic disciplines and increasingly requires practitioners who understand the relationships among the various components of wind

  14. Evolving Gaits for the Lynxmotion Hexapod II Robot Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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    Parker, Gary B.

    Autonomous robots can perform tasks that would be dangerous for humans. Examples of these tasks are mineEvolving Gaits for the Lynxmotion Hexapod II Robot DAVID TOTH Computer Science, Worcester://cs.conncoll.edu/parker ABSTRACT Gait generation for hexapod robots can be accomplished with a two-phase process, whereby leg

  15. Evolving Gaits for the Lynxmotion Hexapod II Robot Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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    Parker, Gary B.

    Autonomous robots can perform tasks that would be dangerous for humans. Examples of these tasks are mineEvolving Gaits for the Lynxmotion Hexapod II Robot DAVID TOTH Computer Science, Worcester://cs.conncoll.edu/parker ABSTRACT Gait generation for hexapod robots can be accomplished with a two­phase process, whereby leg

  16. President Obama Discusses Solar Power in Nevada | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 1112011 Strategic2 OPAM615_CostNSAR - T enAmountCammieReserve |Geothermal and SolarDiscusses

  17. Live Discussion on Energy 101: Fuel Cells | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |Is Your HomeLatestCenter (LMI-EFRC) -ChoicesListLive Discussion on

  18. Open Discussion of Freeze Related Issues | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOrigin of Contamination in ManyDepartment ofOil's Impact onDepartment of EnergyDiscussion of

  19. Portfolio Manager Space Type Discussion | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOrigin of Contamination in235-1Department of60 DATE: MarchNEPA/309EnergySpace Type Discussion

  20. Audit Services Requirements Discussed In Guide Chapter 42.101-

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  1. Yonath discusses visualizing ribosomes and antibiotic resistance | ornl.gov

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  2. A Pedagogical Discussion on Neutrino Wave-Packet Evolution

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    Cheng-Hsien Li; Yong-Zhong Qian

    2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a pedagogical discussion on the time evolution of a Gaussian neutrino wave packet in free space. A common treatment is to keep momentum terms up to the quadratic order in the expansion of the energy-momentum relation so that the Fourier transform can be evaluated analytically via Gaussian integrals. This leads to a solution representing a flat Gaussian distribution with a constant longitudinal width and a spreading transverse width, which suggests that special relativity would be violated if the neutrino wave packet were detected on its edge. However, we demonstrate that by including terms of higher order in momentum the correct geometry of the wave packet is restored. The corrected solution has a spherical wave front so that it complies with special relativity.

  3. Enduring Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Proceedings of a panel discussion

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    Walter, C. E., LLNL

    1997-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The panel reviewed the complete nuclear fuel cycle in the context of alternate energy resources, energy need projections, effects on the environment, susceptibility of nuclear materials to theft, diversion, and weapon proliferation. We also looked at ethical considerations of energy use, as well as waste, and its effects. The scope of the review extended to the end of the next century with due regard for world populations beyond that period. The intent was to take a long- range view and to project, not forecast, the future based on ethical rationales, and to avoid, as often happens, long-range discussions that quickly zoom in on only the next few decades. A specific nuclear fuel cycle technology that could satisfy these considerations was described and can be applied globally.

  4. Single Component Sorption-Desorption Test Experimental Design Approach Discussions

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    Phil WInston

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A task was identified within the fission-product-transport work package to develop a path forward for doing testing to determine behavior of volatile fission products behavior and to engage members of the NGNP community to advise and dissent on the approach. The following document is a summary of the discussions and the specific approaches suggested for components of the testing. Included in the summary isare the minutes of the conference call that was held with INL and external interested parties to elicit comments on the approaches brought forward by the INL participants. The conclusion was that an initial non-radioactive, single component test will be useful to establish the limits of currently available chemical detection methods, and to evaluated source-dispersion uniformity. In parallel, development of a real-time low-concentration monitoring method is believed to be useful in detecting rapid dispersion as well as desorption phenomena. Ultimately, the test cycle is expected to progress to the use of radio-traced species, simply because this method will allow the lowest possible detection limits. The consensus of the conference call was that there is no need for an in-core test because the duct and heat exchanger surfaces that will be the sorption target will be outside the main neutron flux and will not be affected by irradiation. Participants in the discussion and contributors to the INL approach were Jeffrey Berg, Pattrick Calderoni, Gary Groenewold, Paul Humrickhouse, Brad Merrill, and Phil Winston. Participants from outside the INL included David Hanson of General Atomics, Todd Allen, Tyler Gerczak, and Izabela Szlufarska of the University of Wisconsin, Gary Was, of the University of Michigan, Sudarshan Loyalka and Tushar Ghosh of the University of Missouri, and Robert Morris of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  5. Texas’ Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas: Annual Report to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission 

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    Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.; Fitzpatrick, T.; Turner, W. D.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and fed into an hourly photochemical model along with the prevailing weather conditions to allow for the calculation of the ozone pollution (i.e., Ozone day or August-September 2000 Episode day) to determine the reduction in ozone. Although...ESL-TR-02/07-01 TEXAS1 SENATE BILL 5 LEGISLATION FOR REDUCING POLLUTION IN NON- ATTAINMENT AND AFFECTED AREAS: Annual Report to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Jeff Haberl, Charles Culp, Bahman Yazdani Tom Fitzpatrick, Dan Turner...

  6. Texas’ Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas: Report for the TERP Advisory Board Meeting

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    Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.; Fitzpatrick, T.; Turner, W. D.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ESL-TR-02/06-01 TEXAS1 SENATE BILL 5 LEGISLATION FOR REDUCING POLLUTION IN NON- ATTAINMENT AND AFFECTED AREAS: Report for the TERP Advisory Board Meeting Jeff Haberl, Charles Culp, Bahman Yazdani, Tom Fitzpatrick, Dan Turner Energy Systems... Laboratory (ESL) Texas A&M University System June 2002 ENERGY SYSTEMS LABORATORY Texas Engineering Experiment Station Texas A&M University System TERP Report p. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report outlines the Energy Systems Laboratory's responsibilities...

  7. The Triangle of Life: Evolving Robots in Real-time and Real-space A.E. Eiben1

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    Eiben, A.E. "Guszti"

    mecha- nisms. For example, one could use classic mechatronic com- ponents and 3D-printing to produce new and it is repeated in real hardware thus creating `robot children' over and over again. This is new in evolved 3D printed robots, where the body structure is printed off-line. Even if the design is evolved, the printer

  8. Discussion series on PURPA related topics: load management

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    Sturgeon, J I

    1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Discussion Series on PURPA Related Topics is composed of five volumes: Metering, Billing, Information to Customers, Load Management Techniques and Master Metering. These reports are based on twenty-five Demonstration and Implementation projects sponsored and directed during the past five years by the US Department of Energy, Office of Utility Systems. Each of the topics bears directly on one or more of the federal standards contained in the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). This volume, Load Management Techniques, relates primarily to the Time-of-Day rates standard, PURPA IB(d)3. The experiences related in this report deal, in part, with the procedures and equipment which are affected when time-of-day rates are implemented. One goal of this report is to describe how people in a variety of settings have dealt with the many practical issues in load management. Another is to highlight the lessons and summarize the experiences of the Project participants. This report does not stand as a manual nor provide prescriptive guidelines on how to deal with the topic. Rather it offers an account for those charged with the responsibility of implementing PURPA requirements to learn from the insights and problems which occurred during the Rate Demonstration projects.

  9. Report on discussions with utility engineers about superconducting generators

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    none,

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report relates to a series of discussions with electric utility engineers concerning the integration of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) generators into the present electric power system. The current and future interest of the utilities in the purchase and use of HTS generators is assessed. Various performance and economic factors are also considered as part of this inspection of the utility prospects for HTS generators. Integration of HTS generators into the electric utility sector is one goal of the Superconductivity Partnership Initiative (SPI). The SPI, a major part of the Department of Energy (DOE) Superconductivity Program for Electric Systems, features vertical teaming of a major industrial power apparatus manufacturers, a producer of HTS wire, and an end-user with assistance and technical support for the national laboratories. The SPI effort on HTS generators is headed by a General Electric Corporation internal team comprised of the Corporate Research Laboratories, Power Generation Engineering, and Power Systems Group. Intermagnetics General corporation, which assisted in the development of the superconducting coils, is the HTS wire and tape manufacturer. Additional technical support is provided by the national laboratories: Argonne, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge, and the New York State Institute on Superconductivity. The end-user is represented by Niagara-Mohawk and the Electric Power Research Institute.

  10. Assuring the Performance of Buildings and Infrastructures: Report of Discussions

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    Hunter, Regina L.

    1999-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    How to ensure the appropriate performance of our built environment in the face of normal conditions, natural hazards, and malevolent threats is an issue of emerging national and international importance. As the world population increases, new construction must be increasingly cost effective and at the same time increasingly secure, safe, and durable. As the existing infrastructure ages, materials and techniques for retrofitting must be developed in parallel with improvements in design, engineering, and building codes for new construction. Both new and renovated structures are more often being subjected to the scrutiny of risk analysis. An international conference, "Assuring the Performance of Buildings and Infrastructures," was held in May 1997 to address some of these issues. The conference was co-sponsored by the Architectural Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Institute of Architects, and Sandia National Laboratories and convened in Albuquerque, NM. Many of the papers presented at the conference are found within this issue of Techno20~. This paper presents some of the major conference themes and summarizes discussions not found in the other papers.

  11. The Transfer of Evolved Artificial Immune System Behaviours between Small and Large Scale Robotic Platforms

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    Whitbrook, Amanda; Garibaldi, Jonathan M

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper demonstrates that a set of behaviours evolved in simulation on a miniature robot (epuck) can be transferred to a much larger scale platform (a virtual Pioneer P3-DX) that also differs in shape, sensor type, sensor configuration and programming interface. The chosen architecture uses a reinforcement learning-assisted genetic algorithm to evolve the epuck behaviours, which are encoded as a genetic sequence. This sequence is then used by the Pioneers as part of an adaptive, idiotypic artificial immune system (AIS) control architecture. Testing in three different simulated worlds shows that the Pioneer can use these behaviours to navigate and solve object-tracking tasks successfully, as long as its adaptive AIS mechanism is in place.

  12. A SEARCH FOR CO-EVOLVING ION AND NEUTRAL GAS SPECIES IN PRESTELLAR MOLECULAR CLOUD CORES

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    Tassis, Konstantinos; Hezareh, Talayeh [Max-Planck Institut fuer Radioastronomie, D-53121 Bonn (Germany); Willacy, Karen [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

    2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A comparison between the widths of ion and neutral molecule spectral lines has been recently used to estimate the strength of the magnetic field in turbulent star-forming regions. However, the ion (HCO{sup +}) and neutral (HCN) species used in such studies may not be necessarily co-evolving at every scale and density, and thus, may not trace the same regions. Here, we use coupled chemical/dynamical models of evolving prestellar molecular cloud cores including non-equilibrium chemistry, with and without magnetic fields, to study the spatial distribution of HCO{sup +} and HCN, which have been used in observations of spectral line width differences to date. In addition, we seek new ion-neutral pairs that are good candidates for such observations, because they have similar evolution and are approximately co-spatial in our models. We identify three such good candidate pairs: HCO{sup +}/NO, HCO{sup +}/CO, and NO{sup +}/NO.

  13. Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 4, C312C312, 2013 www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/4/C312/2013/

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    Scafetta, Nicola

    Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., 4, C312­C312, 2013 www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/4/C312 of the Past OpenAccess OpenAccess Climate of the Past Discussions Earth System Dynamics OpenAccess OpenAccess Earth System Dynamics Discussions Geoscientific Instrumentation Methods and Data Systems Open

  14. The effect of bubble growth dynamics on the performance of a gas evolving electrode

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    Haque, Mohammad Shamsul

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) studied the growth of electrolytic bubbles on platinum, copper, iron and nickel electrodes of di Ffer- ent diameters at various constant current levels. They used high speed photography and a series of dry cell batteries for a d. c. power source...THE EFFECT OF BUBBLE GRONTH D'rgiAMI CS ON THE PE' FOi&ilANCE OF A GAS EVOLVING ELECTRODE A Thesis By MOHAMMAD SHAMSUL HAgUE Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas Alg& University in Partial ful fi llment of the requirements...

  15. The unusual silicate dust around HV 2310, an evolved star in the LMC

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    G. C. Sloan; D. Devost; J. Bernard-Salas; P. R. Wood; J. R. Houck

    2005-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The spectrum of HV 2310, an evolved star in the Large Magellanic Cloud, taken with the Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) on the Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the presence of an optically thin shell of silicate dust with unusual spectral structure in the 10 um feature, with an emission peak at 9.7 um, a saddle at 10.4 um, and an extended shoulder to 11.2 um. This structure is similar to spectra from crystalline silicate grains, and of the available optical constants, forsterite provides the best fit. The spectrum also shows structure at 14 um which may arise from an unidentified dust feature.

  16. Texas’ Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas: Report for the TERP Advisory Board Meeting 

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    Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.; Fitzpatrick, T.; Turner, W. D.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at the time of the simulation. These hourly NOx and VOC are then merged together with other sources of NOx and VOC and fed into an hourly photochemical mo del along with the prevailing weather conditions to allow for the calculation of the ozone pollution (i...ESL-TR-02/06-01 TEXAS1 SENATE BILL 5 LEGISLATION FOR REDUCING POLLUTION IN NON- ATTAINMENT AND AFFECTED AREAS: Report for the TERP Advisory Board Meeting Jeff Haberl, Charles Culp, Bahman Yazdani, Tom Fitzpatrick, Dan Turner Energy Systems...

  17. The Mount Perkins block, northwestern Arizona: An exposed cross section of an evolving, preextensional to synextensional magmatic system

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    Faulds, James E.; Feuerbach, Daniel L.; Reagan, Mark K.; Metcalf, Rodney V.; Gans, Phil; Walker, J. Douglas

    1995-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The steeply tilted Mount Perkins block, northwestern Arizona, exposes a cross section of a magmatic system that evolved through the onset of regional extension. New 40Ar/39Ar ages of variably tilted (0–90°) volcanic strata ...

  18. Simulation Scenarios for the Western Electricity Market A Discussion Paper for the California Energy Commission Workshop on

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    Ford, Andrew

    Ford Program in Environmental Science and Regional Planning Washington State University Summary actively in wholesale markets, and they will comment on the impact of the legislated freeze in retail rates Industries with Boom and Bust The Real Estate Construction Cycle Learning from the Real Estate Cycle History

  19. Evolving Role of the Power Sector Regulator: A Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Report

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    Zinaman, O.; Miller, M.; Bazilian, M.

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper seeks to briefly characterize the evolving role of power sector regulation. Given current global dynamics, regulation of the power sector is undergoing dramatic changes. This transformation is being driven by various factors including technological advances and cost reductions in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and demand management; increasing air pollution and climate change concerns; and persistent pressure for ensuring sustainable economic development and increased access to energy services by the poor. These issues add to the already complex task of power sector regulation, of which the fundamental remit remains to objectively and transparently ensure least-cost service delivery at high quality. While no single regulatory task is trivial to undertake, it is the prioritization and harmonization of a multitude of objectives that exemplifies the essential challenge of power sector regulation. Evolving regulatory roles can be understood through the concept of existing objectives and an additional layer of emerging objectives. Following this categorization, we describe seven existing objectives of power sector regulators and nine emerging objectives, highlighting key challenges and outlining interdependencies. This essay serves as a preliminary installment in the Clean Energy Regulatory Initiative (CERI) series, and aims to lay the groundwork for subsequent reports and case studies that will explore these topics in more depth.

  20. Consolidated bioprocessing of transgenic switchgrass by an engineered and evolved Clostridium thermocellum strain

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    Yee, Kelsey L [ORNL; Rodriguez Jr, Miguel [ORNL; Thompson, Olivia A [ORNL; Fu, Chunxiang [Noble Foundation; Wang, Zeng-Yu [Noble Foundation; Davison, Brian H [ORNL; Mielenz, Jonathan R [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: Switchgrass is an abundant and dedicated bioenergy feedstock however its inherent recalcitrance is one of the economic hurdles for producing biofuels. The down-regulation of the caffeic acid O-methyl transferase (COMT) gene in the lignin pathway of switchgrass reduced lignin content and S/G ratio, and the transgenic lines showed improved fermentation yield with S. cerevisiae and C. thermocellum (ATCC 27405) in comparison to the wild-type switchgrass. Results: Here we examine the fermentation potential of the COMT transgenic switchgrass and its wild-type line, with an engineered and evolved Clostridium thermocellum (M1570) strain. The fermentation of the transgenic switchgrass had superior conversion relative to the control line with an increase of 20% and ethanol was the primary metabolite accounting for 90% of the total metabolites measured by HPLC. Conclusions: The down-regulation of the COMT gene in switchgrass reduced recalcitrance and improved microbial bioconversion yield. Moreover, these results showed ethanol as the main fermentation metabolite produced by an engineered and evolved C. thermocellum strain grown on a transgenic switchgrass.

  1. Case Discussions

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    Hill, Robin

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    racks, cotton, pins, mica, wax, rubber, ink jet prints onracks, cotton, pins, mica, wax, rubber, ink jet prints onfloor juxtaposed with large wax and pigment drawings on the

  2. Discussion Motivation

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField Campaign:INEA : Papers Subfolders inDiscovery ofmultipleRemote Sensors

  3. Discussion Motivation

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField Campaign:INEA : Papers Subfolders inDiscovery ofmultipleRemote

  4. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Orbiting HD 233517, an Evolved Oxygen-Rich Red Giant

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    M. Jura; J. Bohac; B. Sargent; W. J. Forrest; J. Green; D. M. Watson; G. C. Sloan; F. Markwick-Kemper; C. H. Chen; J. Najita

    2005-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We report spectra obtained with the Spitzer Space Telescope in the 5 to 35 micron range of HD 233517, an evolved K2 III giant with circumstellar dust. At wavelengths longer than 13 microns, the flux is a smooth continuum that varies approximately as frequency to the -5/3 power. For wavelengths shorter than 13 microns, although the star is oxygen-rich, PAH features produced by carbon-rich species at 6.3 microns, 8.2 microns, 11.3 microns and 12.7 microns are detected along with likely broad silicate emission near 20 microns. These results can be explained if there is a passive, flared disk orbiting HD 233517. Our data support the hypothesis that organic molecules in orbiting disks may be synthesized in situ as well as being incorporated from the interstellar medium.

  5. Thermal Analysis of Waste Glass Batches: Effect of Batch Makeup on Gas-Evolving Reactions

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    Pierce, David A.; Hrma, Pavel R.; Marcial, Jose

    2013-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Batches made with a variety of precursors were subjected to thermo-gravimetric analysis. The baseline modifications included all-nitrate batch with sucrose addition, all-carbonate batch, and batches with different sources of alumina. All batches were formulated for a single glass composition (a vitrified simulated high-alumina high-level waste). Batch samples were heated from the ambient temperature to 1200°C at constant heating rates ranging from 1 K/min to 50 K/min. Major gas evolving reactions began at temperatures just above 100°C and were virtually complete by 650°C. Activation energies for major reactions were obtained with the Kissinger’s method. A rough model for the overall kinetics of the batch-conversion was developed to be eventually applied to a mathematical model of the cold cap.

  6. A DOUBLE PLANETARY SYSTEM AROUND THE EVOLVED INTERMEDIATE-MASS STAR HD 4732

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    Sato, Bun'ei; Omiya, Masashi; Harakawa, Hiroki; Nagasawa, Makiko; Ida, Shigeru [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)] [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan); Wittenmyer, Robert A. [Department of Astrophysics, School of Physics, University of NSW 2052 (Australia)] [Department of Astrophysics, School of Physics, University of NSW 2052 (Australia); Izumiura, Hideyuki; Kambe, Eiji [Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Kamogata, Okayama 719-0232 (Japan)] [Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Kamogata, Okayama 719-0232 (Japan); Takeda, Yoichi; Kokubo, Eiichiro [The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0193 (Japan)] [The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0193 (Japan); Yoshida, Michitoshi [Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan)] [Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan); Itoh, Yoichi [Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory, Center for Astronomy, University of Hyogo, 407-2, Nishigaichi, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5313 (Japan)] [Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory, Center for Astronomy, University of Hyogo, 407-2, Nishigaichi, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5313 (Japan); Ando, Hiroyasu, E-mail: satobn@geo.titech.ac.jp [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)] [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the detection of a double planetary system orbiting around the evolved intermediate-mass star HD 4732 from precise Doppler measurements at Okayama Astrophysical Observatory and Australian Astronomical Observatory. The star is a K0 subgiant with a mass of 1.7 M {sub Sun} and solar metallicity. The planetary system is composed of two giant planets with minimum mass of msin i = 2.4 M {sub J}, orbital period of 360.2 days and 2732 days, and eccentricity of 0.13 and 0.23, respectively. Based on dynamical stability analysis for the system, we set the upper limit on the mass of the planets to be about 28 M {sub J} (i > 5 Degree-Sign ) in the case of coplanar prograde configuration.

  7. Texas’ Senate Bill 5 Legislation for Reducing Pollution in Non-Attainment and Affected Areas: Procedures for Measuring Electricity Savings from the Adoption of the International Energy Conservation Code (IRC/IECC 2001) in New Residences

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    Haberl, J. S.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.; Fitzpatrick, T.; Turner, W. D.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .g., residential emissions), on-road mobile sources (e.g., all types of motor vehicles), and non-road mobile sources (e.g., aircraft, locomotives, etc.). An important part of this legislation is the evaluation of the State's energy efficiency programs, which... vehicles), and non-road mobile sources (e.g., aircraft, locomotives, etc.). An important part of this legislation is the evaluation of the State's new energy efficiency programs, which includes reductions in energy use and demand that are associated...

  8. Application of evolved gas analysis to cold-cap reactions of melter feeds for nuclear waste vitrification

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    Kruger, Albert A.; Chun, Jaehun; Hrma, Pavel R.; Rodriguez, Carmen P.; Schweiger, Michael J.

    2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In the vitrification of nuclear wastes, the melter feed (a mixture of nuclear waste and glass-forming and modifying additives) experiences multiple gas-evolving reactions in an electrical glass-melting furnace. We employed the thermogravimetry-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (TGA-GC-MS) combination to perform evolved gas analysis (EGA). Apart from identifying the gases evolved, we performed quantitative analysis relating the weighed sum of intensities of individual gases linearly proportional with the differential themogravimetry. The proportionality coefficients were obtained by three methods based on the stoichiometry, least squares, and calibration. The linearity was shown to be a good first-order approximation, in spite of the complicated overlapping reactions.

  9. Application of evolved gas analysis to cold-cap reactions of melter feeds for nuclear waste vitrification

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    Rodriguez, Carmen P.; Chun, Jaehun; Schweiger, Michael J.; Kruger, Albert A.; Hrma, Pavel R.

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the vitrification of nuclear wastes, the melter feed (a mixture of nuclear waste and glass forming and modifying additives) experiences multiple gas-evolving reactions in an electrical glass-melting furnace. Foams from the residual gases can significantly alter the melting rate through mass and heat transfers. We employed the thermogravimetry-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (TGA-GC-MS) combination to perform quantitative evolved gas analysis (EGA) and developed a simple calibration model which correlates the overall mass loss rate with the evolution rates for individual gases. The model parameters are obtained from the least squares analysis, assuming that the gas-evolving reactions are independent. Thus, the EGA adds the ‘chemical identity’ to the reactions indicated by the ‘phenomenological’ kinetic model.

  10. PNNL Expert Landis Kannberg Discusses the Electrical Grid of the Future

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    Landis Kannberg

    2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Mechanical Engineer Landis Kannberg discusses how PNNL is improving the nation's electricity infrastructure.

  11. PNNL Expert Landis Kannberg Discusses the Electrical Grid of the Future

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    Landis Kannberg

    2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Mechanical Engineer Landis Kannberg discusses how PNNL is improving the nation's electricity infrastructure.

  12. 06/05/2013 14:42Did the universe evolve to make black holes? Page 1 of 10http://phys.org/news/2013-05-universe-evolve-black-holes.html

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    Gardner, Andy

    -05-universe-evolve-black-holes.html Profile Newsletter Favorites Activity PM My news Sign In Register Nanotechnology All Nanotechnology Previews will load in a moment Bio & Medicine Previews will load in a moment Nanophysics Previews will load in a moment Nanomaterials Previews will load in a moment Physics All Physics

  13. HIGH ENERGY DENSITY PLASMA PHYSICS: AN EVOLVING ROLE ON THE NATIONAL SCENE

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    Shyy, Wei

    of matter. This talk will discuss the evolution of the DOE/NNSA research program in this area, highlight of the NNSA labs, and the relation ship between the NNSA and the broader DOE. At LLNL, Dr. Budil's research

  14. A Response to Evolving Practice in Assessment and Intervention for Mildly Handicapped Adolescents

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    Meyen, Edward L.; Lehr, Donna H.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper examines the developmental history of programs for mildly mentally retarded and learning disabled adolescents. Curriculum/instructional alternatives are discussed and a rationale presented for consideration of ...

  15. A PRECISE ASTEROSEISMIC AGE AND RADIUS FOR THE EVOLVED SUN-LIKE STAR KIC 11026764

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    Metcalfe, T. S. [High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO 80307 (United States); Monteiro, M. J. P. F. G. [Centro de Astrofisica and DFA-Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade do Porto (Portugal); Thompson, M. J. [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield S3 7RH (United Kingdom); Molenda-Zakowicz, J. [Astronomical Institute, University of Wroclaw, ul. Kopernika 11, 51-622 Wroclaw (Poland); Appourchaux, T. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Universite Paris XI-CNRS (UMR8617), Batiment 121, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Chaplin, W. J. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Dogan, G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Eggenberger, P. [Geneva Observatory, University of Geneva, Maillettes 51, 1290 Sauverny (Switzerland); Bedding, T. R.; Stello, D. [Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA), School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Bruntt, H. [Observatoire de Paris, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92190 Meudon Principal Cedex (France); Creevey, O. L. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38200 La Laguna (Spain); Quirion, P.-O. [Canadian Space Agency, 6767 Boulevard de l'Aeroport, Saint-Hubert, QC, J3Y 8Y9 (Canada); Bonanno, A. [INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, 95123 Catania (Italy); Silva Aguirre, V. [Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, Karl Schwarzschild Str. 1, Garching, D-85741 (Germany); Basu, S.; Esch, L.; Gai, N. [Department of Astronomy, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101 (United States); Di Mauro, M. P. [INAF-IASF Roma, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma (Italy); Kosovichev, A. G. [HEPL, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4085 (United States)

    2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary science goal of the Kepler Mission is to provide a census of exoplanets in the solar neighborhood, including the identification and characterization of habitable Earth-like planets. The asteroseismic capabilities of the mission are being used to determine precise radii and ages for the target stars from their solar-like oscillations. Chaplin et al. published observations of three bright G-type stars, which were monitored during the first 33.5 days of science operations. One of these stars, the subgiant KIC 11026764, exhibits a characteristic pattern of oscillation frequencies suggesting that it has evolved significantly. We have derived asteroseismic estimates of the properties of KIC 11026764 from Kepler photometry combined with ground-based spectroscopic data. We present the results of detailed modeling for this star, employing a variety of independent codes and analyses that attempt to match the asteroseismic and spectroscopic constraints simultaneously. We determine both the radius and the age of KIC 11026764 with a precision near 1%, and an accuracy near 2% for the radius and 15% for the age. Continued observations of this star promise to reveal additional oscillation frequencies that will further improve the determination of its fundamental properties.

  16. Evolved Stars in the Core of the Massive Globular Cluster NGC 2419

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    Eric L. Sandquist; Jordan M. Hess

    2008-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an analysis of optical and ultraviolet Hubble Space Telescope photometry for evolved stars in the core of the distant massive globular cluster NGC 2419. We characterize the horizontal branch (HB) population in detail including corrections for incompleteness on the long blue tail. We present a method for removing (to first order) lifetime effects from the distribution of HB stars to facilitate more accurate measurements of helium abundance for clusters with blue HBs and to clarify the distribution of stars reaching the zero-age HB. The population ratio R = N_HB / N_RGB implies there may be slight helium enrichment among the EHB stars in the cluster, but that it is likely to be small (dY < 0.05). An examination of the upper main sequence does not reveal any sign of multiple populations. Through comparisons of optical CMDs, we present evidence that the EHB clump in NGC 2419 contains the end of the canonical horizontal branch, and that the boundary between the normal HB stars and blue hook stars shows up as a change in the density of stars in the CMD. This corresponds to a spectroscopically-verified gap in NGC 2808 and an "edge" in omega Cen. The more clearly visible HB gap at V = 23.5 appears to be too bright.(Abridged)

  17. On the spectroscopic nature of the cool evolved Am star HD151878

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    L. M. Freyhammer; V. G. Elkin; D. W. Kurtz

    2008-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, Tiwari, Chaubey, & Pandey (2007) detected the bright component of the visual binary HD151878 to exhibit rapid photometric oscillations through a Johnson B filter with a period of 6 min (2.78 mHz) and a high, modulated amplitude up to 22 mmag peak-to-peak, making this star by far the highest amplitude roAp star known. As a new roAp star, HD151878 is of additional particular interest as a scarce example of the class in the northern sky, and only the second known case of an evolved roAp star - the other being HD 116114. We used the FIES spectrograph at the Nordic Optical Telescope to obtain high time resolution spectra at high dispersion to attempt to verify the rapid oscillations. We show here that the star at this epoch is spectroscopically stable to rapid oscillations of no more than a few tens of m/s. The high-resolution spectra furthermore show the star to be of type Am rather than Ap and we show the star lacks most of the known characteristics for rapidly oscillating Ap stars. We conclude that this is an Am star that does not pulsate with a 6-min period. The original discovery of pulsation is likely to be an instrumental artefact.

  18. The signature of evolving turbulence in quiet solar wind as seen by ULYSSES

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    R. M. Nicol; S. C. Chapman; R. O. Dendy

    2008-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar wind fluctuations, such as magnetic field or velocity, show power law power spectra suggestive both of an inertial range of intermittent turbulence (with $\\sim -5/3$ exponent) and at lower frequencies, of fluctuations of coronal origin (with $\\sim -1$ exponent). The ULYSSES spacecraft spent many months in the quiet fast solar wind above the Sun's polar coronal holes in a highly ordered magnetic field. We use statistical analysis methods such as the generalized structure function (GSF) and extended self-similarity (ESS) to quantify the scaling of the moments of the probability density function of fluctuations in the magnetic field. The GSFs give power law scaling in the ``$f^{-1}$'' range of the form $\\sim\\tau^{\\zeta(m)}$, but ESS is required to reveal scaling in the inertial range, which is of the form $\\sim [g(\\tau)]^{\\zeta(m)}$. We find that $g(\\tau)$ is independent of spacecraft position and $g(\\tau)\\sim\\tau^{-log_{10}(\\tilde{\\lambda}\\tau)}$. The ``$f^{-1}$'' scaling fluctuates with radial spacecraft position. This confirms that, whereas the ``$f^{-1}$'' fluctuations are directly influenced by the corona, the inertial range fluctuations are consistent with locally evolving turbulence, but with an ``envelope'' $g(\\tau)$, which captures the formation of the quiet fast solar wind.

  19. Evidence of the evolved nature of the B[e] star MWC 137

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    Muratore, M. F.; Arias, M. L.; Cidale, L. [Departamento de Espectroscopía Estelar, Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and Instituto de Astrofísica de La Plata, CCT La Plata, CONICET-UNLP, Paseo del Bosque S/N, B1900FWA, La Plata (Argentina); Kraus, M.; Oksala, M. E. [Astronomický ústav, Akademie v?d ?eské Republiky, Fri?ova 298, 251 65 Ond?ejov (Czech Republic); Fernandes, M. Borges [Observatório Nacional, Rua General José Cristino 77, 20921-400 Săo Cristovăo, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Liermann, A., E-mail: fmuratore@carina.fcaglp.unlp.edu.ar [Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482 Potsdam (Germany)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The evolutionary phase of B[e] stars is difficult to establish due to the uncertainties in their fundamental parameters. For instance, possible classifications for the Galactic B[e] star MWC 137 include pre-main-sequence and post-main-sequence phases, with a large range in luminosity. Our goal is to clarify the evolutionary stage of this peculiar object, and to study the CO molecular component of its circumstellar medium. To this purpose, we modeled the CO molecular bands using high-resolution K-band spectra. We find that MWC 137 is surrounded by a detached cool (T=1900±100 K) and dense (N=(3±1)×10{sup 21} cm{sup ?2}) ring of CO gas orbiting the star with a rotational velocity, projected to the line of sight, of 84 ± 2 km s{sup ?1}. We also find that the molecular gas is enriched in the isotope {sup 13}C, excluding the classification of the star as a Herbig Be. The observed isotopic abundance ratio ({sup 12}C/{sup 13}C = 25 ± 2) derived from our modeling is compatible with a proto-planetary nebula, main-sequence, or supergiant evolutionary phase. However, based on some observable characteristics of MWC 137, we propose that the supergiant scenario seems to be the most plausible. Hence, we suggest that MWC 137 could be in an extremely short-lived phase, evolving from a B[e] supergiant to a blue supergiant with a bipolar ring nebula.

  20. Time evolution of snow regions and planet traps in an evolving protoplanetary disk

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    Baillié, Kévin; Pantin, Éric

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Aims. We track the time evolution of planet traps and snowlines in a viscously evolving protoplanetary disk using an opacity table that accounts for the composition of the dust material. Methods. We coupled a dynamical and thermodynamical disk model with a temperature-dependent opacity table (that accounts for the sublimation of the main dust components) to investigate the formation and evolution of snowlines and planet traps during the first million years of disk evolution. Results. Starting from a minimum mass solar nebula (MMSN), we find that the disk mid-plane temperature profile shows several plateaux (0.1-1 AU wide) at the different sublimation temperatures of the species that make up the dust. For water ice, the correspond- ing plateau can be larger than 1 AU, which means that this is a snow "region" rather than a snow "line". As a consequence, the surface density of solids in the snow region may increase gradually, not abruptly. Several planet traps and desert regions appear naturally as a result of a...

  1. Computer science is the study of design, theory, and application of computers. It is a continuously evolving field based on

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    Computer science is the study of design, theory, and application of computers. It is a continuously evolving field based on electronics, linguistics, logic, mathematics, and systems engineering. The computer science program emphasizes the development of software and the use of computers focusing around

  2. JOB SUMMARY JOB TITLE: RESEARCH FELLOW (Multi-Agent Systems for Large-Scale Evolving SCADA (Research Fellows

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    Liu, Weiru

    JOB SUMMARY JOB TITLE: RESEARCH FELLOW (Multi-Agent Systems for Large-Scale Evolving SCADA, the research topics include: (i) developing multi-agent system architecture for supporting SCADA systems-agent environments and integrating planning knowledge; (iii) investigating security vulnerabilities in MAS for SCADA

  3. The Evolving ISM in the Milky Way & Nearby Galaxies ISM Theory: Gas Phases, Turbulence, and Star Formation

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    and fills much of the volume near the Galactic midplan, and cold atomic gas, which is organized into denseThe Evolving ISM in the Milky Way & Nearby Galaxies ISM Theory: Gas Phases, Turbulence, and Star modeling efforts have begun to take into account the effects of multiscale, time- dependent processes

  4. Genetic algorithm evolved agent-based equity trading using Technical Analysis and the Capital Asset Pricing Model

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    Genetic algorithm evolved agent-based equity trading using Technical Analysis and the Capital Asset data using technical analysis, the capital asset pricing model and a hybrid model of the two approaches. Results indicated that the technical analysis based approach performed better than the capital asset

  5. Conserved Regulation of p53 Network Dosage by MicroRNA125b Occurs through Evolving miRNATarget

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    Lieberman, Judy

    Conserved Regulation of p53 Network Dosage by MicroRNA­125b Occurs through Evolving mi, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 3 Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

  6. EVOLVING EXPECTATIONS OF DAM REMOVAL OUTCOMES: DOWNSTREAM GEOMORPHIC EFFECTS FOLLOWING REMOVAL OF A SMALL, GRAVEL-FILLED DAM1

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    Tullos, Desiree

    EVOLVING EXPECTATIONS OF DAM REMOVAL OUTCOMES: DOWNSTREAM GEOMORPHIC EFFECTS FOLLOWING REMOVAL OF A SMALL, GRAVEL-FILLED DAM1 Kelly Kibler, Desiree Tullos, and Mathias Kondolf 2 ABSTRACT: Dam removal is a promising river restoration technique, particularly for the vast number of rivers impounded by small dams

  7. PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN AN EVOLVING NETWORK OF UNSTABLE CURRENT SHEETS Loukas Vlahos, Heinz Isliker, and Fabio Lepreti

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    Isliker, Heinz

    PARTICLE ACCELERATION IN AN EVOLVING NETWORK OF UNSTABLE CURRENT SHEETS Loukas Vlahos, Heinz the UCSs and in this way determines the degree of possible multiple acceleration. The particles travel, a variety of acceleration mechanisms are active, with the end result that the particles depart with a new

  8. Evolving Video Skims into Useful Multimedia Abstractions Michael G. Christel, Michael A. Smith, C. Roy Taylor, David B. Winkler

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    Evolving Video Skims into Useful Multimedia Abstractions Michael G. Christel, Michael A. Smith, C the effects of different "video skim" techniques on comprehension, navigation, and user satisfaction. Video skims are compact, content-rich abstractions of longer videos, condensations that preserve frame rate

  9. The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) has informed the University of New Mexico (UNM) that they believe current available funds for the Legislative Lottery Scholarship (LLS) may be

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    Maccabe, Barney

    The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) has informed the University of New Mexico (UNM) that they believe current available funds for the Legislative Lottery Scholarship (LLS) may be insufficient to cover funding for the spring semester while the legislature works on the future solvency of the LLS program

  10. The People Plan is open for discussion... We Want to Hear from YOU!!

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    ...........................................................................................3 Taking Stock take the time to read and consider this discussion paper. For some, the University provides a job

  11. The Need for Language Repair The Reformation Algorithm Discussion Reformation: A Domain-Independent Algorithm

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    St Andrews, University of

    The Need for Language Repair The Reformation Algorithm Discussion Reformation: A Domain of Edinburgh University of St Andrews, 27th November 2013 #12;The Need for Language Repair The Reformation Algorithm Discussion Outline 1 The Need for Language Repair 2 The Reformation Algorithm 3 Discussion #12;The

  12. Law School Admissions Panel Law School representatives will discuss the law school admissions

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    Brinkmann, Peter

    Law School Admissions Panel Law School representatives will discuss the law school admissions process and talk about their respective schools in a panel discussion format. Join us and learn how in Law School Admissions Panel epresentatives will discuss the law school admissions process and talk

  13. Discovery of unusual pulsations in the cool, evolved Am stars HD 98851 and HD 102480

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    Santosh Joshi; V. Girish; R. Sagar; D. W. Kurtz; P. Martinez; B. Kumar; S. Seetha; B. N. Ashoka; A. Zhou

    2003-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The chemically peculiar (CP) stars HD 98851 and HD 102480 have been discovered to be unusual pulsators during the ``Naini Tal Cape Survey'' programme to search for pulsational variability in CP stars. Time series photometric and spectroscopic observations of these newly discovered stars are reported here. Fourier analyses of the time series photometry reveal that HD 98851 is pulsating mainly with frequencies 0.208 mHz and 0.103 mHz, and HD 102480 is pulsating with frequencies 0.107 mHz, 0.156 mHz and 0.198 mHz. The frequency identifications are all subject to 1 d$^{-1}$ cycle count ambiguities. We have matched the observed low resolution spectra of HD 98851 and HD 102480 in the range 3500-7400 \\AA with theoretical synthetic spectra using Kurucz models with solar metallicity and a micro-turbulent velocity 2 km s$^{-1}$. These yield $T_{eff}=7000\\pm250$ K, log $g=3.5 \\pm 0.5$ for HD 98851 and $T_{eff} = 6750 \\pm 250$ K, log $g = 3.0 \\pm 0.5$ for HD 102480. We determined the equivalent H-line spectral class of these stars to be F1 IV and F3 III/IV, respectively. A comparison of the location of HD 98851 and HD 102480 in the HR diagram with theoretical stellar evolutionary tracks indicates that both stars are about 1-Gyr-old, 2-$M_{\\odot}$ stars that lie towards the red edge of the $\\delta$ Sct instability strip. We conclude that HD 98851 and HD 102480 are cool, evolved Am pulsators. The light curves of these pulsating stars have alternating high and low amplitudes, nearly harmonic (or sub-harmonic) period ratios, high pulsational overtones and Am spectral types. This is unusual for both Am and $\\delta$ Sct pulsators, making these stars interesting objects.

  14. Growth and migration of solids in evolving protostellar disks I: Methods and Analytical tests

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    P. Garaud

    2007-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This series of papers investigates the early stages of planet formation by modeling the evolution of the gas and solid content of protostellar disks from the early T Tauri phase until complete dispersal of the gas. In this first paper, I present a new set of simplified equations modeling the growth and migration of various species of grains in a gaseous protostellar disk evolving as a result of the combined effects of viscous accretion and photo-evaporation from the central star. Using the assumption that the grain size distribution function always maintains a power-law structure approximating the average outcome of the exact coagulation/shattering equation, the model focuses on the calculation of the growth rate of the largest grains only. The coupled evolution equations for the maximum grain size, the surface density of the gas and the surface density of solids are then presented and solved self-consistently using a standard 1+1 dimensional formalism. I show that the global evolution of solids is controlled by a leaky reservoir of small grains at large radii, and propose an empirically derived evolution equation for the total mass of solids, which can be used to estimate the total heavy element retention efficiency in the planet formation paradigm. Consistency with observation of the total mass of solids in the Minimum Solar Nebula augmented with the mass of the Oort cloud sets strong upper limit on the initial grain size distribution, as well as on the turbulent parameter $\\alphat$. Detailed comparisons with SED observations are presented in a following paper.

  15. THE FUTURE OF THE SUN: AN EVOLVED SOLAR TWIN REVEALED BY CoRoT

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    Do Nascimento, J.-D. Jr.; Da Costa, J. S.; Castro, M. [Departamento de Fisica Teorica e Experimental (DFTE), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), CP 1641, 59072-970 Natal, RN (Brazil); Takeda, Y. [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Melendez, J. [Departamento de Astronomia do IAG/USP, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao 1226, 05508-900 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Porto de Mello, G. F., E-mail: dias@dfte.ufrn.br [Observatrio do Valongo, UFRJ, Ladeira do Pedro Antonio 43, 20080-090 Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The question of whether the Sun is peculiar within the class of solar-type stars has been the subject of active investigation over the past three decades. Although several solar twins have been found with stellar parameters similar to those of the Sun (albeit in a range of Li abundances and with somewhat different compositions), their rotation periods are unknown, except for 18 Sco, which is younger than the Sun and with a rotation period shorter than solar. It is difficult to obtain rotation periods for stars of solar age from ground-based observations, as a low-activity level implies a shallow rotational modulation of their light curves. CoRoT has provided space-based long time series from which the rotation periods of solar twins as old as the Sun could be estimated. Based on high-signal-to-noise, high-resolution spectroscopic observations gathered at the Subaru Telescope, we show that the star CoRoT ID 102684698 is a somewhat evolved solar twin with a low Li abundance. Its rotation period is 29 {+-} 5 days, compatible with its age (6.7 Gyr) and low lithium content, A{sub Li} {approx}< 0.85 dex. Interestingly, our CoRoT solar twin seems to have enhanced abundances of the refractory elements with respect to the Sun, a typical characteristic of most nearby twins. With a magnitude V {approx_equal} 14.1, ID 102684698 is the first solar twin revealed by CoRoT, the farthest field solar twin so far known, and the only solar twin older than the Sun for which a rotation period has been determined.

  16. VOLUME 7: NO. 1 JANUARY 2010 Evolving Definitions of Mental Illness

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    Mladenoff, David

    over time, and discuss their importance in the context of health reform and health care reform. Health-being. Health care reform refers to efforts focused on illness, such as treatment of disease and related and public health. These concepts can be integrated into the national health reform and health care reform

  17. In 2007 a consortium of public purchasers met to discuss the current initiatives to support sustainable procurement in Manitoba. The discussions identified a need for a

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    Martin, Jeff

    sustainable procurement in Manitoba. The discussions identified a need for a web based tool to provide practical knowledge to public purchasers. A Sustainable Procurement website working group was established, the working group began meeting on a monthly basis to develop the architecture and content of the website

  18. Two US markets, or one? How the MTBE-gasoline relationship is evolving

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    NONE

    1996-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This issue of Energy Detente features the price sensitivity of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether. Data is presented for US wholesale gasoline prices vs. MTBE for the 20-month period beginning in June 1994 and ending in January 1996, and the data is discussed. Also contained in this issue is the refining netback data and the fuel price/tax data for the period ending January 5, 1996.

  19. Advancing sustainable bioenergy: Evolving stakeholder interests and the relevance of research

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    Johnson, Timothy L [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Raleigh, North Carolina; Bielicki, Dr Jeffrey M [University of Minnesota; Dodder, Rebecca [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Hilliard, Michael R [ORNL; Kaplan, Ozge [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Miller, C. Andy [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The sustainability of future bioenergy production rests on more than continual improvements in its environmental, economic, and social impacts. The emergence of new biomass feedstocks, an expanding array of conversion pathways, and expected increases in overall bioenergy production are connecting diverse technical, social, and policy communities. These stakeholder groups have different and potentially conflicting values and cultures, and therefore different goals and decision making processes. Our aim is to discuss the implications of this diversity for bioenergy researchers. The paper begins with a discussion of bioenergy stakeholder groups and their varied interests, and illustrates how this diversity complicates efforts to define and promote sustainable bioenergy production. We then discuss what this diversity means for research practice. Researchers, we note, should be aware of stakeholder values, information needs, and the factors affecting stakeholder decision making if the knowledge they generate is to reach its widest potential use. We point out how stakeholder participation in research can increase the relevance of its products, and argue that stakeholder values should inform research questions and the choice of analytical assumptions. Finally, we make the case that additional natural science and technical research alone will not advance sustainable bioenergy production, and that important research gaps relate to understanding stakeholder decision making and the need, from a broader social science perspective, to develop processes to identify and accommodate different value systems. While sustainability requires more than improved scientific and technical understanding, the need to understand stakeholder values and manage diversity presents important research opportunities.

  20. Bill Gates and Deputy Secretary Poneman Discuss the Energy Technology Landscape

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    Bill Gates and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman discuss the future of energy technology during the twenty-second Plenary Meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

  1. Dying Green A Film Screening and Panel Discussion about Green Burial

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    Virginia Tech

    Dying Green A Film Screening and Panel Discussion about Green Burial March 20, 2014 6:00pm ­ 8:00pm to rest. The "Green Burial" movement is catching on in the U.S., and green cemetery options are now and panel discussion of the award-winning documentary, Dying Green (2011). Panel participants include Joshua

  2. Climate Insights 101 Questions and Discussion Points: Module 1, Lesson 4: An Introduction to Climate Modelling

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    Pedersen, Tom

    Climate Insights 101 Questions and Discussion Points: Module 1, Lesson 4: An Introduction to Climate Modelling 1 Climate Insights 101 Questions and Discussion Points Module 1, Lesson 4: An Introduction to Climate Modelling Available at http://pics.uvic.ca/education/climate-insights-101 Updated May

  3. Handling QoS in MDA: a discussion on availability and dynamic reconfiguration

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    van Sinderen, Marten

    Handling QoS in MDA: a discussion on availability and dynamic reconfiguration 1 JoĂŁo Paulo Almeidaa-Driven Architecture (MDA) approach. In order to illustrate our discussion, we consider the introduction-Driven Architecture (MDA) approach [9]. The concept of platform-independence plays a central role in MDA development

  4. Sugar Competition Results Discussion Future Sugar: A SAT-based CSP Solver

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    Sugar Competition Results Discussion Future . . . .. . . Sugar: A SAT-based CSP Solver --Results summary of the 3rd intertional CSP solver competition-- Naoyuki Tamura, Tomoya Tanjo, Mutsunori Banbara-based CSP Solver --Results summary of #12;Sugar Competition Results Discussion Future Outline .. Sugar CSP

  5. Non-Coherent Capacity of Secret-Key Agreement with Public Discussion

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    Khisti, Ashish

    1 Non-Coherent Capacity of Secret-Key Agreement with Public Discussion Anurag Agrawal, Zouheir--We study the non-coherent capacity of secret-key agreement with public discussion over i.i.d. Rayleigh state information (CSI). We present two results. At high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), the secret

  6. Secret-Key Agreement over Non-Coherent Block-Fading Channels with Public Discussion

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    Khisti, Ashish

    1 Secret-Key Agreement over Non-Coherent Block-Fading Channels with Public Discussion Ashish Khisti Member, IEEE Abstract Fundamental limits of secret-key generation over a two-way, reciprocal and block establish upper and lower bounds on the secret-key generation capacity with public discussion. The upper

  7. Non-Coherent Capacity of Secret-Key Agreement with Public Discussion

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    Khisti, Ashish

    1 Non-Coherent Capacity of Secret-Key Agreement with Public Discussion Anurag Agrawal, Zouheir-coherent capacity of secret-key agreement with public discussion, where neither the sender nor the receivers have Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), the secret-key capacity is bounded in SNR, regardless of the number

  8. XANES, EXAFS and Kbeta spectroscopic studies of the oxygen-evolving complex in Photosystem II

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    Robblee, John H.

    2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A key question for the understanding of photosynthetic water oxidation is whether the four oxidizing equivalents necessary to oxidize water to dioxygen are accumulated on the four Mn ions of the oxygen evolving complex (OEC), or whether some ligand-centered oxidations take place before the formation and release of dioxygen during the S{sub 3} {r_arrow} [S{sub 4}] {r_arrow} S{sub 0} transition. Progress in instrumentation and flash sample preparation allowed us to apply Mn K{beta} X-ray emission spectroscopy (Kb XES) to this problem for the first time. The K{beta} XES results, in combination with Mn X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) data obtained from the same set of samples, show that the S{sub 2} {r_arrow} S{sub 3} transition, in contrast to the S{sub 0} {r_arrow} S{sub 1} and S{sub 1} {r_arrow} S{sub 2} transitions, does not involve a Mn-centered oxidation. This is rationalized by manganese {mu}-oxo bridge radical formation during the S{sub 2} {r_arrow} S{sub 3} transition. Using extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy, the local environment of the Mn atoms in the S{sub 0} state has been structurally characterized. These results show that the Mn-Mn distance in one of the di-{mu}-oxo-bridged Mn-Mn moieties increases from 2.7 {angstrom} in the S{sub 1} state to 2.85 {angstrom} in the S{sub 0} state. Furthermore, evidence is presented that shows three di-{mu}-oxo binuclear Mn{sub 2} clusters may be present in the OEC, which is contrary to the widely held theory that two such clusters are present in the OEC. The EPR properties of the S{sub 0} state have been investigated and a characteristic ''multiline'' signal in the S{sub 0} state has been discovered in the presence of methanol. This provides the first direct confirmation that the native S{sub 0} state is paramagnetic. In addition, this signal was simulated using parameters derived from three possible oxidation states of Mn in the S{sub 0} state. The dichroic nature of X-rays from synchrotron radiation and single-crystal Mn complexes have been exploited to selectively probe Mn-ligand bonds using XANES and EXAFS spectroscopy. The results from single-crystal Mn complexes show that dramatic dichroism exists in these complexes, and are suggestive of a promising future for single-crystal studies of PS II.

  9. Evolving T-cell vaccine strategies for HIV, the virus with a thousand faces

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    Korber, Bette [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HIV's rapid global spread and the human suffering it has left in its wake have made AIDS a global heath priority for the 25 years since its discovery. Yet its capacity to rapidly evolve has made combating this virus a tremendous challenge. The obstacles to creating an effective HIV vaccine are formidable, but there are advances in the field on many fronts, in terms of novel vectors, adjuvants, and antigen design strategies. SIV live attenuated vaccine models are able to confer protection against heterologous challenge, and this continues to provide opportunities to explore the biological underpinnings of a protective effect (9). More indirect, but equally important, is new understanding regarding the biology of acute infection (43), the role of immune response in long-term non-progression (6,62, 81), and defining characteristics of broadly neutralizing antibodies (4). In this review we will focus on summarizing strategies directed towards a single issue, that of contending with HIV variation in terms of designing aT-cell vaccine. The strategies that prove most effective in this area can ultimately be combined with the best strategies under development in other areas, with the hope of ultimately converging on a viable vaccine candidate. Only two large HIV vaccine efficacy trials have been completed and both have failed to prevent infection or confer a benefit to infected individual (23,34), but there is ample reason to continue our efforts. A historic breakthrough came in 1996, when it was realized that although the virus could escape from a single antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, it could be thwarted by a combination of medications that simultaneously targeted different parts of the virus (HAART) (38). This revelation came after 15 years of research, thought, and clinical testing; to enable that vital progress the research and clinical communities had to first define and understand, then develop a strategy to counter, the remarkable evolutionary potential of the virus. HAART, for the first time, provided an effective treatment to help those with living with HIV stay healthy. Nonetheless, the treatment has limitations. People with HIV face a lifetime of expensive daily multi-drug regimens, often with side effects; drug resistance at the individual and population level are issues (56); and universal access, despite substantial progress, is a dream not yet realized for many of the millions of the world's poor who are living with HIV (68). These issues, combined with the growing numbers of people infected globally and impact of HIV on society, make the development of an HIV vaccine or a prophylactic prevention strategy a crucial if elusive goal. In some ways, the history of HIV vaccine deVelopment has paralleled the early stages of designing effective therapy. We had to test the simple strategies first, but meanwhile the story of the impact of diversity from an immunological perspective is still unfolding, and novel ideas countermeasures are being explored.

  10. Quantization of systems with temporally varying discretization. I. Evolving Hilbert spaces

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    Höhn, Philipp A., E-mail: phoehn@perimeterinstitute.ca [Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 31 Caroline Street North, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5 (Canada)

    2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A temporally varying discretization often features in discrete gravitational systems and appears in lattice field theory models subject to a coarse graining or refining dynamics. To better understand such discretization changing dynamics in the quantum theory, an according formalism for constrained variational discrete systems is constructed. While this paper focuses on global evolution moves and, for simplicity, restricts to flat configuration spaces R{sup N}, a Paper II [P. A. Höhn, “Quantization of systems with temporally varying discretization. II. Local evolution moves,” J. Math. Phys., e-print http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1401.7731 [gr-qc].] discusses local evolution moves. In order to link the covariant and canonical picture, the dynamics of the quantum states is generated by propagators which satisfy the canonical constraints and are constructed using the action and group averaging projectors. This projector formalism offers a systematic method for tracing and regularizing divergences in the resulting state sums. Non-trivial coarse graining evolution moves lead to non-unitary, and thus irreversible, projections of physical Hilbert spaces and Dirac observables such that these concepts become evolution move dependent on temporally varying discretizations. The formalism is illustrated in a toy model mimicking a “creation from nothing.” Subtleties arising when applying such a formalism to quantum gravity models are discussed.

  11. Quantization of systems with temporally varying discretization I: Evolving Hilbert spaces

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    Philipp A. Hoehn

    2014-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A temporally varying discretization often features in discrete gravitational systems and appears in lattice field theory models subject to a coarse graining or refining dynamics. To better understand such discretization changing dynamics in the quantum theory, an according formalism for constrained variational discrete systems is constructed. While the present manuscript focuses on global evolution moves and, for simplicity, restricts to Euclidean configuration spaces, a companion article discusses local evolution moves. In order to link the covariant and canonical picture, the dynamics of the quantum states is generated by propagators which satisfy the canonical constraints and are constructed using the action and group averaging projectors. This projector formalism offers a systematic method for tracing and regularizing divergences in the resulting state sums. Non-trivial coarse graining evolution moves lead to non-unitary, and thus irreversible, projections of physical Hilbert spaces and Dirac observables such that these concepts become evolution move dependent on temporally varying discretizations. The formalism is illustrated in a toy model mimicking a `creation from nothing'. Subtleties arising when applying such a formalism to quantum gravity models are discussed.

  12. Prospects for future climate change and the reasons for early action: critical review discussion

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    Sylvia A. Edgerton; Mark Z. Jacobson; Alberto Ayala; Carol E. Whitman; Mark C. Trexler [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA (United States)

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a discussion of the 2008 A&WMA Critical Review (see Coal Abstracts Oct 2008 00143) by invited panellists and others who chose to comment. It includes written submissions and presentation of transcripts that were, in a few instances, edited for conciseness, to minimize redundancy, and to provide supporting and instructional citations. Substantial deviations from the intent of a discussant are unintentional and can be addressed in a follow-up letter to the journal. The invited discussants are: Dr. Mark Jacobson, Dr. Albertao Ayala, Dr Carol Whiteman and Dr Mark Trexlor. 4 figs.

  13. Overview of pipeline safety legislation

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    Caldwell, J. [Caldwell and Associates, Arlington, VA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Pipeline regulation in the US as it has been known since 1968 is being changed. Several major actions are occurring in Government that will redirect the focus of pipeline safety regulation and how it is carried out by government and industry. The Congress is proposing to accept risk management as away of regulation and requiring risk assessment and cost analysis on all regulatory requirements. The DOT/OPS is developing a risk-prioritization program for regulatory activities to be used in evaluating existing regulations to identify those that are obsolete and need modifying or eliminating. The pipeline industry is taking on a proactive role in working with Congress and DOT/OPS to develop this agenda. For the first time in the regulatory history of pipeline safety, Congress, DOT/OPS, and the industry are talking to each other and working toward a common goal of less regulation, more flexible regulation, and placing the responsibility for safety in the hands of the industry.

  14. Legislation & Embedded Fundamental Ambiguities in

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    Classify These? Fuel injectors Anti-lock brakes Hot water heater control Refrigerator control Home destroy the software industry." Step-Saver Data Systems, Inc. v. Wyse Technology and The Software Link

  15. legislation | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty Edit withTianlinPapersWindey Wind Home Rmckeel's Homeguidancerequirementslegislation

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOfRoseConcernsCompany Oil and GasOff<div/0 en The Energybegun!

  17. Leptonic dark matter annihilation in the evolving universe: constraints and implications

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    Yuan, Qiang; Bi, Xiaojun; Chen, Xuelei; Zhang, Xinmin

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The cosmic electron and positron excesses have been explained as possible dark matter (DM) annihilation products. In this work we investigate the possible effects of such kind of DM annihilation scenario during the evolution history of the Universe. We first calculate the extragalactic $\\gamma$-ray background (EGRB) produced through electrons/positrons inverse Compton scattering with the cosmic microwave background and the final state radiation. %by adopting a generic structure formation scenario. The DM halo profile and the minimal halo mass, which are not yet well determined from the current N-body simulations, are constrained by the EGRET data of EGRB. The preliminary EGRB data from the Fermi satellite are expected to set much stronger constraints. Then we discuss the impact of such leptonic DM model on cosmic evolution, such as the reionization and heating of intergalactic medium, neutral hydrogen 21 cm signal and suppression on structure formation. In some cases the 21 cm signal could be altered signific...

  18. 29 Discussion of the place names of north-west Greenland with Massanguaq Jensen

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    Leonard, Stephen Pax

    last updated on Monday, 4 April 2011 Accession Form for Individual Recordings: Collection / Collector Name Stephen Leonard Tape No. / Track / Item No. 29 Length of track 36 minutes Title of track Discussion of the place names of north...

  19. NORA : no one revises alone : classroom web application facilitating peer feedback & discussion

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    Sikka, Denzil

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Peer-to-peer interactions, either through discussion forums or the peer review process, provide students with essential articulation skills as they reflect and respond to the ideas of others. Unfortunately, many students ...

  20. Discussion Paper No. 2012-11 J. Arin, V. Feltkamp and

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    Hopkins, Gail

    Discussion Paper No. 2012-11 J. Arin, V. Feltkamp and M. Montero July 2012 Coalitional Games, Not- tingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom. Phone: +44 115 9515468. Fax: +44 115 9514159. Email: maria.montero

  1. Comparison And Discussion Of The 6 Km Temperature Maps Of The...

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    Discussion Of The 6 Km Temperature Maps Of The Western Us Prepared By The Smu Geothermal Lab And The Usgs Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library...

  2. Comment on 'Discussions on common errors in analyzing sea level accelerations, solar trends and global warming'

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    Benestad, R E

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Comment on Scafetta, Nicola. 'Discussion on Common Errors in Analyzing Sea Level Accelerations, Solar Trends and Global Warming.' arXiv:1305.2812 (May 13, 2013a). doi:10.5194/prp-1-37-2013.

  3. Higgs boson and beyond: the quest for new laws of physics discussed...

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    Frontiers in Science lectures Higgs boson and beyond: the quest for new laws of physics discussed at Frontiers in Science lectures The lecture series is intended to increase local...

  4. discusses the widespread use of load-following products in regions with

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    Gross, George

    discusses the widespread use of load- following products in regions with retail competition the lucrative consulting practice to push the load- following product. We are confident that readers will see

  5. A light reception will follow the presentations and discussion. Indiana University Department of Comparative Literature

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    Indiana University

    A light reception will follow the presentations and discussion. Indiana University Department's On the Heights of Despair (1992) and Tears and Saints (1996) with the University of Chicago Press. In light

  6. NASA Expert Discusses NextGen - the Next Generation Air Transportation...

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    Expert Discusses NextGen - the Next Generation Air Transportation System on Nov. 18 NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 7, 2008 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab invites the...

  7. Girl Scouts USA CEO visits ORNL to discuss STEM programs | ornl...

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    -4165 Girl Scouts USA CEO visits ORNL to discuss STEM programs Anna Maria Chavez, middle, CEO of the Girl Scouts USA, visits the Center for Computational Sciences Jan. 30 with two...

  8. Woody Biomass for Energy in Michigan TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION AND INQUIRY EXTENSION BULLETIN E-3094

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    Woody Biomass for Energy in Michigan TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION AND INQUIRY EXTENSION BULLETIN E-3094 be more flexible about pellet quality. Most of the global pellet market exists in Europe, although demand

  9. NON-EQUILIBRIUM CHEMISTRY OF DYNAMICALLY EVOLVING PRESTELLAR CORES. I. BASIC MAGNETIC AND NON-MAGNETIC MODELS AND PARAMETER STUDIES

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    Tassis, Konstantinos; Willacy, Karen; Yorke, Harold W.; Turner, Neal J. [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine dynamical and non-equilibrium chemical modeling of evolving prestellar molecular cloud cores and investigate the evolution of molecular abundances in the contracting core. We model both magnetic cores, with varying degrees of initial magnetic support, and non-magnetic cores, with varying collapse delay times. We explore, through a parameter study, the competing effects of various model parameters in the evolving molecular abundances, including the elemental C/O ratio, the temperature, and the cosmic-ray ionization rate. We find that different models show their largest quantitative differences at the center of the core, whereas the outer layers, which evolve slower, have abundances which are severely degenerate among different dynamical models. There is a large range of possible abundance values for different models at a fixed evolutionary stage (central density), which demonstrates the large potential of chemical differentiation in prestellar cores. However, degeneracies among different models, compounded with uncertainties induced by other model parameters, make it difficult to discriminate among dynamical models. To address these difficulties, we identify abundance ratios between particular molecules, the measurement of which would have maximal potential for discrimination among the different models examined here. In particular, we find that the ratios between NH{sub 3} and CO, NH{sub 2} and CO, and NH{sub 3} and HCO{sup +} are sensitive to the evolutionary timescale, and that the ratio between HCN and OH is sensitive to the C/O ratio. Finally, we demonstrate that measurements of the central deviation (central depletion or enhancement) of abundances of certain molecules are good indicators of the dynamics of the core.

  10. A modeling and control framework for operating large-scale electric power systems under present and newly evolving competitive industry structures

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    Ilic, Marija

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper introduces a systematic, structure-based modeling framework for analysis and control of electric power systems for processes evolving over the mid-term and long-term time horizons. Much simpler models than the ...

  11. Panel Discussion: New Directions in Human Reliability Analysis for Oil & Gas, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, and Aviation

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    Harold S. Blackman; Ronald Boring; Julie L. Marble; Ali Mosleh; Najmedin Meshkati

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This panel will discuss what new directions are necessary to maximize the usefulness of HRA techniques across different areas of application. HRA has long been a part of Probabilistic Risk Assessment in the nuclear industry as it offers a superior standard for risk-based decision-making. These techniques are continuing to be adopted by other industries including oil & gas, cybersecurity, nuclear, and aviation. Each participant will present his or her ideas concerning industry needs followed by a discussion about what research is needed and the necessity to achieve cross industry collaboration.

  12. Assistant Secretary Hoffman Discusses Grid Modernization with the New York Times and E&E TV

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    During a New York Times conference on “Energy for Tomorrow: Building Sustainable Cities,” Assistant Secretary Hoffman joined ConEd CEO Kevin Burke, and Euroheat and Power CEO Sabine Froning for a discussion on “Think National but Power Local.” During an interview with E&E TV’s Monica Trauzzi, she discussed how Recovery Act funding is helping utilities achieve important results such as reducing peak load, deferring building of additional generation, improving operations and monitoring the health of the grid more effectively.

  13. Motivation, Design, and Ubiquity: A Discussion of Research Ethics and Computer Science

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    David R. Wright

    2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern society is permeated with computers, and the software that controls them can have latent, long-term, and immediate effects that reach far beyond the actual users of these systems. This places researchers in Computer Science and Software Engineering in a critical position of influence and responsibility, more than any other field because computer systems are vital research tools for other disciplines. This essay presents several key ethical concerns and responsibilities relating to research in computing. The goal is to promote awareness and discussion of ethical issues among computer science researchers. A hypothetical case study is provided, along with questions for reflection and discussion.

  14. Portugal, Canada Discuss Marine Fisheries Results of the first full year of joint

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    Portugal, Canada Discuss Marine Fisheries Results of the first full year of joint research may be used to obtain deferment of taxes on certain income derived from commercial fishing operations in the Federal Register the week of 22 Sep- tember 1975. Di rector Named for NOAA oes Environment Program Rudolf

  15. QUALITATIVE UPDATED DISCUSSION OF ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY FOR 2012

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    Gray, William

    QUALITATIVE UPDATED DISCUSSION OF ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY FOR 2012 We anticipate that the 2012 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have reduced activity compared with the 1981 hurricane season. Our first quantitative forecast for 2012 will be issued on Wednesday, April 4. (as of 21

  16. Robot Glossary This appendix section briefly describes each of the robot projects discussed in this thesis.

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    discussed in this thesis. The glossary is organized in alphabetical order by the robot's name. Baygon Palmer and is pictured on page 80. Blind The second robot of the David Hogg/Katie Lilienkamp team, Blind. Blind exploited the fact that the initial position of the puck was a known distance from the initial

  17. SURVEY OF THE ROBUST CONTROL In this survey, we discuss current approaches to the robug con-

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    system depite uncertn knowledge of the robot's parmetr Altho ot as to linear control echniquesSURVEY OF THE ROBUST CONTROL OF ROBOTS ABSTRACr In this survey, we discuss current approaches to the robug con- trol of the motion of robots and smmarize the available liteatre on the subj The three major

  18. MAE 124/ESYS 103 Discussion: Week 9 Buildings, Building Codes, Land Use

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    Gille, Sarah T.

    MAE 124/ESYS 103 Discussion: Week 9 Buildings, Building Codes, Land Use 0. Let's consider apartment complex under construction August 1, 2003 "If you build it we will burn it. The E.L.F.s are mad of life and the planet." Is ELF pursuing a sustainable "smart growth" strategy? 2. Is open space near

  19. A Discussion on Pricing Relational Data Magdalena Balazinska, Bill Howe, Paraschos Koutris,

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    Anderson, Richard

    of the costs of producing and maintaining the data by charging these pharmaceutical companies a price pricing mechanisms to fail: they have a high and irrecoverable fixed cost (producing the data is expensiveA Discussion on Pricing Relational Data Magdalena Balazinska, Bill Howe, Paraschos Koutris, Dan

  20. Smart Grids: Fact or Fiction? A Discussion of Smart Grids in New Zealand

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    Hickman, Mark

    May 2013 1 Smart Grids: Fact or Fiction? A Discussion of Smart Grids in New Zealand Dr Allan Miller. Introduction The term `smart grid' is used extensively today, even though there are diverse opinions on what to some extent, and the key questions should not be about what constitutes a `smart grid', but what

  1. GEOSYNTHETICS INTERNATIONAL 2002, VOL. 9, NO. 4 387 Discussion and Response

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    and were prepared by dry tamping. Figure 3 in the paper shows the increase in peak friction angle of the peak strength. However, I am puzzled by the friction angles used. In my discussion, I used 35° and 37 friction angles? Response by J.G. Zornberg Many thanks again to J.P. for his input. The reason

  2. ATOC 3500 Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Discussion of projects (be ready to present ~ 1 page of

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    by the disaster (earthquake and tsunami) in Japan and the situation with the nuclear reactors. Discussion in a cm3 air" Note ­ on the bottom of page 129 the book mentions a specific surface area of 3 x 10-3 cm2

  3. ENVIR 202: EARTH, AIR, WATER 22 Jan 2003 BACKGROUND DISCUSSION FOR THE SCIENCE CORE: ENERGY

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    and convection (thermal energy flow in solids and fluids) E7 A Solar Pond (energy conversion and storage, solar to thermal): E8 Your Next Car? The hydrogen fuel cell (energy conversion, chemical to electrical and reverse1 ENVIR 202: EARTH, AIR, WATER 22 Jan 2003 BACKGROUND DISCUSSION FOR THE SCIENCE CORE: ENERGY P

  4. Monthly Theme Hazardous Waste Disposal July 2009 Monthly Theme for discussion at Department Meetings -July 2009

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    Calgary, University of

    Monthly Theme ­ Hazardous Waste Disposal ­ July 2009 Monthly Theme for discussion at Department Meetings - July 2009 Hazardous Waste Disposal Often a waste pick-up is initiated but the waste isn't picked that it would be beneficial to have a stand and deliver course on Hazardous Waste Disposal offered

  5. Nuclear talks in Austria International representatives will meet in Vienna on Saturday to discuss a

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    Nuclear talks in Austria International representatives will meet in Vienna on Saturday to discuss a controversial nuclear fusion plan. The technical meeting of experts is intended to pave the way of nuclear fusion say it provides an attractive long-term energy option, because the basic materials needed

  6. DRAFT For Discussion Purposes Only The University of Texas at Austin

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    Berger, Emery

    ("System"), an agency of the State of Texas, whose address is 201 West 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701DRAFT ­ For Discussion Purposes Only The University of Texas at Austin Licensee: UTA No.: Page 1 The University of Texas at Austin ("Licensor"), a component institution of The University of Texas System

  7. Discussion Papers No. 386, August 2004 Statistics Norway, Social and Demographic Research

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    Løw, Erik

    Discussion Papers No. 386, August 2004 Statistics Norway, Social and Demographic Research Nico Commission. Address: Nico Keilman, Statistics Norway, Social and Demographic Research. E-mail: Nico.Keilman@ssb.no Dinh Quang Pham, Statistics Norway, Statistical Methods and Standards. E-mail: dinh.quang.pham @ssb

  8. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Discuss what is meant by Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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    Qu, Rong

    - Explicit Induced - Deduced Introduction to Artificial Intelligence AI Techniques Top Down - Expert Systems1 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Objectives · Discuss what is meant by Artificial intelligence · Introduce the terms to be used through the rest of the course Introduction to Artificial

  9. Total football in innovation policy Discussion paper on the evaluation of innovation policy

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    innovation policy can be derived. Effective innovation policy addresses the issues within the technology1 Total football in innovation policy Discussion paper on the evaluation of innovation policy Koen Schoots, Bert Daniëls, Rodrigo Rivera ECN Policy Studies The innovation climate in the Netherlands

  10. The Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Systems Discussion on Drobetz, Puhan, and

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    Schubart, Christoph

    /11 Practical Relevance The study claims high practical relevance. Indexes can be replicated with ETFs in a cost Conference January 13, 2010 Global Value-Momentum Index Portfolio #12;The Faculty of Business, Economics Sebastian Lobe Discussion CfF 2010 4/11 Outline 1 Practical Relevance 2 Portfolio Construction 3 Empirics

  11. 1 Introduction The artificial neural network discussed in this paper is unlike most other neural network

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    Delaware, University of

    1 1 Introduction The artificial neural network discussed in this paper is unlike most other neural practically all types of artificial neural network architectures were modeled, with varying levels of Connection Patterns for a Dynamic Artificial Neural Network Proceedings of the Combinations of Genetic

  12. Session 4: Creating a Successful and Productive Lab Environment DISCUSSION OUTLINE: SESSION 4

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Session 4: Creating a Successful and Productive Lab Environment DISCUSSION OUTLINE: SESSION 4 Topics: Themes at the core of creating a successful lab environment Groups ­ needs and development Teams and Productive Lab Environment ­ FACILITATOR GUIDELINES Timeline ­ 1.5 Hours Total 10 minutes Themes at the core

  13. BAYESIAN METHODS IN THE ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL TRIALS: A DISCUSSION Dalene K. Stangl, Duke University

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    West, Mike

    ; Gelfand, design of clinical trials for multiple outcomes; and Spiegelhalter, metaBAYESIAN METHODS IN THE ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL TRIALS: A DISCUSSION Dalene K. Stangl, Duke University , and Spiegelhalter 3 in this section, Bayesian Methods in Clinical Trials, my comments apply more generally

  14. EVALUATING FENESTRATION PRODUCTS FOR ZERO-ENERGY BUILDINGS: ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION

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    LBNL-61249 EVALUATING FENESTRATION PRODUCTS FOR ZERO-ENERGY BUILDINGS: ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION to compare and distinguish between windows suitable for Zero Energy Buildings and conventional window of accuracy enough to distinguish between products designed for Zero Energy Buildings? Is the current input

  15. Faraday Discuss., 1997, 108, 115130 Excited state dynamics in clusters of oxygen

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    Continetti, Robert E.

    Faraday Discuss., 1997, 108, 115Č130 Excited state dynamics in clusters of oxygen Runjun Li, Karl A clusters of oxygen. Oxygen clusters and liquid oxygen have a com- plicated chemistry due to numerous low) dynamics of small anionic clusters of oxygen. We Đnd that the dynamics of the neutral DPD pathway

  16. Fresnel Fringes & Penumbra [Raymond Dusser provided a major contribution to the following discussion.

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    Richmond, Michael W.

    #$ Fresnel Fringes & Penumbra [Raymond Dusser provided a major contribution to the following discussion.] Fresnel diffraction is the diffraction of light at the edge of an obstruction object. Fresnel outline of Fresnel diffraction The mathematics of Fresnel Diffraction The following is the mathematics

  17. TA Orientation 2004 Activity 5 (2 points). Teaching Discussion Sessions at UMn

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    Minnesota, University of

    questions and comments (2) The Mentor TA will lead a class discussion about your questions. Write important & Useful Information (one per person) OR of useful information to put on board Photocopies of Answer Sheet) passing out Problem & Useful Information and Answer Sheet. · Students sitting and listening · Students

  18. Discussion on Article1: A Mori Perspective on Bicultural Software Development

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    Keegan, Te Taka

    's about treating people with respect, of raising their importance and needs above yours, of looking after their health and well being often to the detriment of your own needs. I believe it goes further than the treasure of discussion and the dissemination of knowledge is given its due importance and protection

  19. Discussion of "Analysis of a Large Database of GCL Internal Shear

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    .edu The authors have presented an extensive and valuable study on the internal shear strength of geosynthetic clay liners GCLs . The discusser has also performed extensive tests of these materials and can comment for quality geosynthetic shear testing. Some of the test data in the authors' database are also found

  20. A theory of evolving natural constants embracing Einstein's theory of general relativity and Dirac's large number hypothesis

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    H. W. Peng

    2004-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Taking a hint from Dirac's large number hypothesis, we note the existence of cosmic combined conservation laws that work to cosmologically long time. We thus modify or generalize Einstein's theory of general relativity with fixed gravitation constant $G$ to a theory for varying $G$, which can be applied to cosmology without inconsistency, where a tensor arising from the variation of G takes the place of the cosmological constant term. We then develop on this basis a systematic theory of evolving natural constants $m_{e},m_{p},e,\\hslash ,k_{B}$ by finding out their cosmic combined counterparts involving factors of appropriate powers of $G$ that remain truly constant to cosmologically long time. As $G$ varies so little in recent centuries, so we take these natural constants to be constant.

  1. Relation of SiO maser emission to IR radiation in evolved stars based on the MSX observation

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    B. W. Jiang

    2002-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on the space MSX observation in bands A(8$\\mu$m), C(12$\\mu$m), D(15$\\mu$m) and E(21$\\mu$m), and the ground SiO maser observation of evolved stars by the Nobeyama 45-m telescope in the v=1 and v=2 J=1-0 transitions, the relation between SiO maser emission and mid-IR continuum radiation is analyzed. The relation between SiO maser emission and the IR radiation in the MSX bands A, C, D and E is all clearly correlated. The SiO maser emission can be explained by a radiative pumping mechanism according to its correlation with infrared radiation in the MSX band A.

  2. Discussion on Energy-Efficient Technology for the Reconstruction of Residential Buildings in Cold Areas

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    Zhao, J.; Wang, S.; Chen, H.; Shi, Y.; Li, D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and provides the technical and economic analysis, which may provide reference of the suitable plans for the energy efficient reconstruction of buildings in cold area. 2. ANALYSIS ON HEATING ENERGY CONSUMPTION 2.1 Building Situation Based... on the existing residential building in Beijing, the paper discusses the reconstruction plan of energy saving. The outside air temperature for heating in Beijing is -9 , and the outside mean temperature is -1.6 during the heating period of 125 days...

  3. A discussion on life-cycle costs of residential photovoltaic systems

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    THOMAS,MICHAEL G.; CAMERON,CHRISTOPHER P.

    2000-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the characteristics and needed improvements/enhancements required for the expansion of the grid-tied residential power systems market. The purpose of the paper is to help establish a common understanding, between the technical community and the customers of the technology, of value and costs and what is required in the longer term for reaching the full potential of this application.

  4. Ex Parte discussion of commercial fan and blower rulemaking | Department of

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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  5. Upcoming Live Discussion on Energy 101: Fuel Cells | Department of Energy

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  6. LM Discusses Management of LTS&M Records | Department of Energy

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  7. Discussion on a Code Comparison Effort for the Geothermal Technologies Program

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  8. Discussion of Comments from a Peer Review of A Technique for Human Event Anlysis (ATHEANA)

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    Bley, D.C.; Cooper, S.E.; Forester, J.A.; Kolaczkowski, A.M.; Ramey-Smith, A,; Wreathall J.

    1999-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In May of 1998, a technical basis and implementation guidelines document for A Technique for Human Event Analysis (ATHEANA) was issued as a draft report for public comment (NUREG-1624). In conjunction with the release of draft NUREG- 1624, a peer review of the new human reliability analysis method its documentation and the results of an initial test of the method was held over a two-day period in June 1998 in Seattle, Washington. Four internationally known and respected experts in HK4 or probabilistic risk assessment were selected to serve as the peer reviewers. In addition, approximately 20 other individuals with an interest in HRA and ATHEANA also attended the peer and were invited to provide comments. The peer review team was asked to comment on any aspect of the method or the report in which improvements could be made and to discuss its strengths and weaknesses. They were asked to focus on two major aspects: Are the basic premises of ATHEANA on solid ground and is the conceptual basis adequate? Is the ATHEANA implementation process adequate given the description of the intended users in the documentation? The four peer reviewers asked questions and provided oral comments during the peer review meeting and provided written comments approximately two weeks after the completion of the meeting. This paper discusses their major comments.

  9. Evolving Parallel Programs

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    Hewitt, Carl

    Message passing is directed toward the production of programs that are intended to execute efficiently in a computing environment with a large number of processors. The paradigm attempts to address the computational issues ...

  10. Summing up of discussion on improvement trends in coke-oven gas purification flowsheets

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    Zemblevskii, K.K.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reference is made to a previously published article that included flowsheets for purification of coke-oven gas. It is concluded that the flowsheets for a process using arsenic-soda and vacuum-carbonate methods of sulfur removal in which the gas is cooled to 303-308/sup 0/K are seriously in error. Schemes involving minor refrigeration, sulfur removal by the circulating ammonia method and ammonia recovery as ammonia liquor are seen as promising but in need of further improvement. One scheme discussed (the VUKhIN scheme) involves ammonia recovery by the circulating phosphate method and sulfur removal by the circulating ammonia method is seen as a replacement for the minor refrigeration method. Since liquid ammonia consumption in agriculture is continually increasing, schemes that result in production of liquid ammonia rather than ammonia liquor should be seriously considered.

  11. Discussion on common errors in analyzing sea level accelerations, solar trends and global warming

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    Scafetta, Nicola

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Errors in applying regression models and wavelet filters used to analyze geophysical signals are discussed: (1) multidecadal natural oscillations (e.g. the quasi 60-year Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO), North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)) need to be taken into account for properly quantifying anomalous accelerations in tide gauge records such as in New York City; (2) uncertainties and multicollinearity among climate forcing functions prevent a proper evaluation of the solar contribution to the 20th century global surface temperature warming using overloaded linear regression models during the 1900-2000 period alone; (3) when periodic wavelet filters, which require that a record is pre-processed with a reflection methodology, are improperly applied to decompose non-stationary solar and climatic time series, Gibbs boundary artifacts emerge yielding misleading physical interpretations. By correcting these errors and using optimized regression models that reduce multico...

  12. WIYN open cluster study. LIX. Radial velocity membership of the evolved population of the old open cluster NGC 6791

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    Tofflemire, Benjamin M.; Gosnell, Natalie M.; Mathieu, Robert D. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Platais, Imants, E-mail: tofflemi@astro.wisc.edu, E-mail: imants@pha.jhu.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The open cluster NGC 6791 has been the focus of much recent study due to its intriguing combination of old age and high metallicity (?8 Gyr, [Fe/H] = +0.30), as well as its location within the Kepler field. As part of the WIYN Open Cluster Study, we present precise (? = 0.38 km s{sup –1}) radial velocities for proper motion candidate members of NGC 6791 from Platais et al. Our survey, extending down to g' ? 16.8, is comprised of the evolved cluster population, including blue stragglers, giants, and horizontal branch stars. Of the 280 proper-motion-selected stars above our magnitude limit, 93% have at least one radial velocity measurement and 79% have three measurements over the course of at least 200 days, sufficient for secure radial-velocity-determined membership of non-velocity-variable stars. The Platais et al. proper motion catalog includes 12 anomalous horizontal branch candidates blueward of the red clump, of which we find only 4 to be cluster members. Three fall slightly blueward of the red clump and the fourth is consistent with being a blue straggler. The cleaned color-magnitude diagram shows a richly populated red giant branch and a blue straggler population. Half of the blue stragglers are in binaries. From our radial velocity measurement distribution, we find the cluster's radial velocity dispersion to be ? {sub c} = 0.62 ± 0.10 km s{sup –1}. This corresponds to a dynamical mass of ?4600 M {sub ?}.

  13. The Evolving Interstellar Medium of Star Forming Galaxies Since z=2 as Probed by Their Infrared Spectral Energy Distributions

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    Magdis, Georgios E; Bethermin, M; Sargent, M; Elbaz, D; Pannella, M; Dickinson, M; Dannerbauer, H; Da Cunha, E; Walter, F; Rigopoulou, D; Charmandaris, V; Hwang, H -S; Kartaltepe, J

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using data from the mid-infrared to millimeter wavelengths for individual galaxies and for stacked ensembles at 0.5, which is proportional to the dust mass weighted luminosity (LIR/Mdust), and the primary parameter defining the shape of the SED, is equivalent to SFE/Z. For MS galaxies we measure this quantity, , showing that it does not depend significantly on either the stellar mass or the sSFR. This is explained as a simple consequence of the existing correlations between SFR-M*, M*-Z and Mgas-SFR. Instead, we show that (or LIR/Mdust) does evolve, with MS galaxies having harder radiation fields and thus warmer temperatures as redshift increases from z=0 to 2, a trend which can also be understood based on the redshift evolution of the M*-Z and SFR-M* relations. These results motivate the construction of a universal set of SED templates for MS galaxies which vary as a function of redshift with only one parameter, .

  14. Resolving and probing the circumstellar disk of the Herbig Ae star MWC 480 at 1.4 mm: Evolved dust?

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    Murad Hamidouche; Leslie W. Looney; Lee G. Mundy

    2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We present high resolution 0.45" x 0.32" observations from the BIMA array toward the Herbig Ae system MWC 480 in the lambda = 1.4 mm dust continuum. We resolve a circumstellar disk of radius ~170 AU and constrain the disk parameters by comparing the observations to flat disk models. These results show that the typical fit parameters of the disk, such as the mass, Md ~ 0.04-0.18 Mo, and the surface density power law index, p=0.5 or 1, are comparable to those of the lower mass T Tauri stars. The dust in the MWC 480 disk can be modeled as processed dust material (beta ~ 0.8), similar to the Herbig Ae star CQ Tau disk; the fitted disk parameters are also consistent with less-evolved dust (beta ~ 1.2). The possibility of grain growth in the MWC 480 circumstellar disk is supported by the acceptable fits with beta ~ 0.8. The surface density power-law profiles of p=0.5 and p=1 can be easily fit to the MWC 480 disk; however, a surface density power-law profile similiar to the minimum mass solar nebula model p=1.5 is ruled out at an 80% confidence level.

  15. Evolving perceptions of security - US National Security surveys 1993--1995. Progress report, September 30, 1995--November 14, 1995

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    Herron, K.G.; Jenkins-Smith, H.C. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study analyzes findings from a national survey of 2,490 randomly selected members of the US public conducted between September 30 and November 14, 1995. It provides an over time comparison of public perceptions about nuclear weapons risks and benefits and key nuclear policy issues between 1993 and 1995. Other areas of investigation include policy preferences regarding nuclear proliferation, terrorism, US/Russian nuclear cooperation, and personal security. Public perceptions of post-cold war security were found to be evolving in unexpected ways. The perceived threat of nuclear conflict involving the US had not declined, and the threat of nuclear conflict between other countries and fears of nuclear proliferation and terrorism had increased. Perceived risks associated with managing the US nuclear arsenal were also higher. Perceptions of external and domestic benefits from US nuclear weapons were not declining. Support was found for increasing funding for nuclear weapons safety, training, and maintenance, but most respondents favored decreasing funding for developing and testing new nuclear weapons. Strong support was evident for programs and funding to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism. Though skeptical that nuclear weapons can be eliminated, most respondents supported reducing the US nuclear arsenal, banning nuclear test explosions, and ending production of fissile materials to make nuclear weapons. Statistically significant relationships were found between perceptions of nuclear weapons risks and benefits and policy and spending preferences. Demographic variables and basic social and political beliefs were systematically related both to risk and benefit perceptions and policy and spending options.

  16. Discussion of comments from a peer review of a technique for human event analysis (ATHEANA)

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    Forester, J.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Ramey-Smith, A. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States); Bley, D.C. [Buttonwood Consulting, Inc. (United States); Kolaczkowski, A.M.; Cooper, S.E. [Science Applications International Corp. (United States); Wreathall, J. [John Wreathall and Company (United States)

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In May of 1998, a technical basis and implementation guidelines document for A Technique for Human Event Analysis (ATHEANA) was issued as a draft report for public comment (NUREG-1624). In conjunction with the release of the draft NUREG, a paper review of the method, its documentation, and the results of an initial test of the method was held over a two-day period in Seattle, Washington, in June of 1998. Four internationally-known and respected experts in human reliability analysis (HRA) were selected to serve as the peer reviewers and were paid for their services. In addition, approximately 20 other individuals with an interest in HRA and ATHEANA also attended the peer review meeting and were invited to provide comments. The peer review team was asked to comment on any aspect of the method or the report in which improvements could be made and to discuss its strengths and weaknesses. All of the reviewers thought the ATEANA method had made significant contributions to the field of PRA/HRA, in particular by addressing the most important open questions and issues in HRA, by attempting to develop an integrated approach, and by developing a framework capable of identifying types of unsafe actions that generally have not been considered using existing methods. The reviewers had many concerns about specific aspects of the methodology and made many recommendations for ways to improve and extend the method, and to make its application more cost effective and useful to PRA in general. Details of the reviewers` comments and the ATHEANA team`s responses to specific criticisms will be discussed.

  17. Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act : Legislative History of the Act to Assist the Electrical Consumers of the Pacific Northwest through use of the Federal Columbia River Power System to Achieve Cost-Effective Energy Conservation : P.L. 96-501, 94 Stat. 2697.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act became effective when it was signed into law by President Carter on December 5, 1980. This ended a four-year debate over legislation designed to plan and coordinate the region's energy future. This legislative history is an abbreviated version taken from the larger historical file maintained by the BPA Law Library. It is intended to assist BPA personnel and others who are studying the Northwest Power Act and working on its implementation. The documents included were selected for their value in determining what Congress meant in enacting the statute and to provide the researcher with a starting point for further investigation. These documents include: a history of the Act, a chronology of the legislative action leading to passage of the law; a section-by-section analysis of the Act; the Congressional Records of Senate and House debates on the bill and its amendments, and a list of Congressional committee hearings.

  18. An Analysis-Revision Cycle to Evolve Requirements Specifications A. S. d'Avila Garcez, A. Russo, B. Nuseibeh and J. Kramer

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    Nuseibeh, Bashar

    describestheinductivelearning technique used for revision. Section 5 concludes anddiscusses directions for future work. 2An Analysis-Revision Cycle to Evolve Requirements Specifications A. S. d'Avila Garcez, A. Russo, B- ificationscanbesupportedbya cyclecomposedof two phases: analysis and revision. In this paper, we investigate an instance

  19. 2011 Springer Berlin Heidelberg. The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com. A Problem Frame-Based Approach to Evolvability

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    Robbiano, Lorenzo

    of soft- ware systems able to translate in different ways some inputs in outputs (e.g., hybrid mail or big scratch the system using specific and rigorous techniques/methodologies for evolvability [4, 6, 17]. While of developing a large class of software systems able to translate in different ways some inputs in outputs (e

  20. arXiv:0905.3759v3[nlin.AO]27Jan2010 Evolving networks and the development of neural

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    Johnson, Samuel

    arXiv:0905.3759v3[nlin.AO]27Jan2010 Evolving networks and the development of neural systems Samuel Johnson, J. Marro and Joaqu´in J. Torres Departamento de Electromagnetismo y F´isica de la Materia Granada, Spain. E-mail: samuel@onsager.ugr.es, jmarro@ugr.es and jtorres@onsager.ugr.es Abstract

  1. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 402, 26092616 (2010) doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.16085.x Radio emissions from substellar companions of evolved cool stars

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    Luttermoser, Donald G.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A number of substellar companions to evolved cool stars have now been reported. Cool giants are distinct instability (CMI) mechanism. Our study leads to the following two observational prospects. First, for coronal; however, much brighter flux densities may be achievable when CMI is considered. Key words: stars: late

  2. Nuclear Emergency and the Atmospheric Dispersion of Nuclear Aerosols: Discussion of the Shared Nuclear Future - 13163

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    Rana, Mukhtar A. [Science-Admin Coherence Cell (SACC), PINSTECH Admin Blk, PAEC, Islamabad (Pakistan)] [Science-Admin Coherence Cell (SACC), PINSTECH Admin Blk, PAEC, Islamabad (Pakistan); Ali, Nawab [Physics Division, Directorate of Science, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), P.O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan)] [Physics Division, Directorate of Science, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), P.O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan); Akhter, Parveen [Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad (Pakistan)] [Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad (Pakistan); Khan, E.U. [Department of Physics, International Islamic University (IIU), Kettle Fields, Kashmir Highways, Islamabad (Pakistan)] [Department of Physics, International Islamic University (IIU), Kettle Fields, Kashmir Highways, Islamabad (Pakistan); Mathieson, John [International Relations, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Building 587, Curie Avenue, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0RH (United Kingdom)] [International Relations, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Building 587, Curie Avenue, Harwell, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0RH (United Kingdom)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper has a twofold objective. One is to analyze the current status of high-level nuclear waste disposal along with presentation of practical perspectives about the environmental issues involved. Present disposal designs and concepts are analyzed on a scientific basis and modifications to existing designs are proposed from the perspective of environmental safety. Other is to understand the aerosol formation in the atmosphere for the case of the leakage from the nuclear waste containers or a nuclear accident. Radio-nuclides released from the waste will attach themselves to the existing aerosols in the atmosphere along with formation of new aerosols. Anticipating the nuclear accident when a variety of radioactive aerosols will form and exist in the atmosphere, as a simple example, measurement of naturally existing radioactive aerosols are made in the atmosphere of Islamabad and Murree. A comparison with similar measurements in 3 cities of France is provided. Measurement of radionuclides in the atmosphere, their attachment to aerosols and follow up transport mechanisms are key issues in the nuclear safety. It is studied here how {sup 7}Be concentration in the atmospheric air varies in the capital city of Islamabad and a Himalaya foothill city of Murree (Pakistan). Present results are compared with recent related published results to produce a {sup 7}Be concentration versus altitude plot up to an altitude of 4000 m (a.s.l.). Origin and variance of {sup 7}Be concentration at different altitudes is discussed in detail. The relevance of results presented here with the evaluation of implications of Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters has been discussed in a conclusive manner. It is the first international report of a joint collaboration/project. The project is being generalized to investigate and formulate a smooth waste storage and disposal policy. The project will address the fission and fusion waste reduction, its storage, its recycling, air, water and soil quality monitoring, and the final disposal with the major foci of dealing with related chemical, biogical, physical, geophysical, engineering, management and administration aspects. (authors)

  3. Recovery of Navy distillate fuel from reclaimed product. Volume I. Technical discussion

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    Brinkman, D.W.; Whisman, M.L.

    1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In an effort to assist the Navy to better utilize its waste hydrocarbons, NIPER, with support from the US Department of Energy, is conducting research designed to ultimately develop a practical technique for converting Reclaimed Product (RP) into specification Naval Distillate Fuel (F-76). The first phase of the project was focused on reviewing the literature and available information from equipment manufacturers. The literature survey has been carefully culled for methodology applicable to the conversion of RP into diesel fuel suitable for Navy use. Based upon the results of this study, a second phase has been developed and outlined in which experiments will be performed to determine the most practical recycling technologies. It is realized that the final selection of one particular technology may be site-specific due to vast differences in RP volume and available facilities. A final phase, if funded, would involve full-scale testing of one of the recommended techniques at a refueling depot. The Phase I investigations are published in two volumes. Volume 1, Technical Discussion, includes the narrative and Appendices I and II. Appendix III, a detailed Literature Review, includes both a narrative portion and an annotated bibliography containing about 800 referenvces and abstracts. This appendix, because of its volume, has been published separately as Volume 2. 18 figures, 4 tables.

  4. ACCRETION IN EVOLVED AND TRANSITIONAL DISKS IN CEP OB2: LOOKING FOR THE ORIGIN OF THE INNER HOLES

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    Sicilia-Aguilar, Aurora; Henning, Thomas [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie, Koenigstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Hartmann, Lee W., E-mail: sicilia@mpia.d [University of Michigan, 830 Dennison 500 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)

    2010-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present accretion rates for a large number of solar-type stars in the Cep OB2 region, based on U-band observations. Our study comprises 95 members of the {approx}4 Myr old cluster Tr 37 (including 20 'transition' objects (TOs)), as well as the only classical T Tauri star (CTTS) in the {approx}12 Myr old cluster NGC 7160. The stars show different disk morphologies, with the majority of them having evolved and flattened disks. The typical accretion rates are about 1 order of magnitude lower than in regions aged 1-2 Myr, and we find no strong correlation between disk morphology and accretion rates. Although half of the TOs are not accreting, the median accretion rates of normal CTTS and accreting 'transition' disks are similar ({approx}3 x 10{sup -9} and 2 x 10{sup -9} M{sub sun} yr{sup -1}, respectively). Comparison with other regions suggests that the TOs observed at different ages do not necessarily represent the same type of objects, which is consistent with the fact that the different processes that can lead to reduced IR excess/inner disk clearing (e.g., binarity, dust coagulation/settling, photoevaporation, giant planet formation) do not operate on the same timescales. Accreting TOs in Tr 37 are probably suffering strong dust coagulation/settling. Regarding the equally large number of non-accreting TOs in the region, other processes, such as photoevaporation, the presence of stellar/substellar companions, and/or giant planet formation, may account for their 'transitional' spectral energy distributions and negligible accretion rates.

  5. The Evolved Red Stellar Contents of the Sculptor Group Galaxies NGC55, NGC300, and NGC7793

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    T. J. Davidge

    1998-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Deep J, H, and K images are used to probe the evolved stellar contents in the central regions of the Sculptor group galaxies NGC55, NGC300, and NGC7793. The brightest stars are massive red supergiants (RSGs) with K ~ 15 - 15.5. The peak RSG brightness is constant to within ~0.5 mag in K, suggesting that NGC55, NGC300, and NGC7793 are at comparable distances. Comparisons with bright RSGs in the Magellanic Clouds indicate that the difference in distance modulus with respect to the LMC is = 7.5. A rich population of asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, which isochrones indicate have ages between 0.1 and 10 Gyr, dominates the (K, J-K) color-magnitude diagram (CMD) of each galaxy. The detection of significant numbers of AGB stars with ages near 10 Gyr indicates that the disks of these galaxies contain an underlying old population. The CMDs and luminosity functions reveal significant galaxy-to-galaxy variations in stellar content. Star-forming activity in the central arcmin of NGC300 has been suppressed for the past Gyr with respect to disk fields at larger radii. Nevertheless, comparisons between fields within each galaxy indicate that star-forming activity during intermediate epochs was coherent on spatial scales of a kpc or more. A large cluster of stars, which isochrones suggest has an age near 100 Myr, is seen in one of the NGC55 fields. The luminosity function of the brightest stars in this cluster is flat, as expected if a linear luminosity-core mass relation is present.

  6. The AmeriFlux Data Activity and Data System: An Evolving Collection of Data Management Techniques, Tools, Products and Services

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    Boden, Thomas A [ORNL; Krassovski, Misha B [ORNL; Yang, Bai [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA has provided scientific data management support for the U.S. Department of Energy and international climate change science since 1982. Over this period, climate change science has expanded from research focusing on basic understanding of geochemical cycles, particularly the carbon cycle, to integrated research addressing climate change impacts, vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation. Interests in climate change data and information worldwide have grown remarkably and, as a result, so have demands and expectations for CDIAC s data systems. To meet the growing demands, CDIAC s strategy has been to design flexible data systems using proven technologies blended with new, evolving technologies and standards. CDIAC development teams are multidisciplinary and include computer science and information technology expertise, but also scientific expertise necessary to address data quality and documentation issues and to identify data products and system capabilities needed by climate change scientists. CDIAC has learned there is rarely a single commercial tool or product readily available to satisfy long-term scientific data system requirements (i.e., one size does not fit all and the breadth and diversity of environmental data are often too complex for easy use with commercial products) and typically deploys a variety of tools and data products in an effort to provide credible data freely to users worldwide. Like many scientific data management applications, CDIAC s data systems are highly customized to satisfy specific scientific usage requirements (e.g., developing data products specific for model use) but are also designed to be flexible and interoperable to take advantage of new software engineering techniques, standards (e.g., metadata standards) and tools and to support future Earth system data efforts (e.g., ocean acidification). CDIAC has provided data management support for numerous long-term measurement projects crucial to climate change science. One current example is the AmeriFlux measurement network. AmeriFlux provides continuous measurements from forests, grasslands, wetlands, and croplands in North, Central, and South America and offers important insight about carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. We share our approaches in satisfying the challenges of delivering AmeriFlux data worldwide to benefit others with similar challenges handling climate change data, further heighten awareness and use of an outstanding ecological data resource, and highlight expanded software engineering applications being used for climate change measurement data.

  7. CRYSTALLINE SILICATES IN EVOLVED STARS. I. SPITZER/INFRARED SPECTROGRAPH SPECTROSCOPY OF IRAS 16456-3542, 18354-0638, AND 23239+5754

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    Jiang, B. W.; Zhang, Ke [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China)] [Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 (China); Li, Aigen [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States); Lisse, C. M., E-mail: bjiang@bnu.edu.cn, E-mail: kzhang@caltech.edu, E-mail: lia@missouri.edu, E-mail: carey.lisse@jhuapl.edu [Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD 20723 (United States)

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) observations of three evolved stars: IRAS 16456-3542, 18354-0638, and 23239+5754. The 9.9-37.2 {mu}m Spitzer/IRS high-resolution spectra of these three sources exhibit rich sets of enstatite-dominated crystalline silicate emission features. IRAS 16456-3542 is extremely rich in crystalline silicates, with >90% of its silicate mass in crystalline form, the highest to date ever reported for crystalline silicate sources.

  8. Evaporite-bearing sequences in the Zechstein and Salina Basins, with a discussion on the origin of their cyclic features 

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    Szatmari, Peter

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Factors controlling cyclic sedimentation are discussed in a parallel study of two evaporite-bearing sequence, the Zechstein of Germany and the Silurian Salina Group of the Appalachian Basin. The Zechstein sequence was deposited in a basin that had...

  9. 2011 Strategic Capital Discussions

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    & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives Expand Projects & Initiatives Finance & Rates Expand Finance & Rates Involvement & Outreach Expand Involvement &...

  10. Management's Discussion & Analysis Profile

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    self-funding and covers its costs by selling its products and services. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia River Basin, one...

  11. Management's Discussion & Analysis Profile

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    to deliver on its mission. BPA also funds regional efforts to protect and enhance fish and wildlife populations affected by hydropower development in the Columbia River...

  12. Management's Discussion & Analysis Profile

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    energy and new technologies. The agency funds regional efforts to protect and enhance fish & wildlife populations affected by federal hydropower development and operations in the...

  13. DISCUSSION PAPER - Optimization Online

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    2012-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 13, 2012 ... In this paper, we are interested in the development of efficient first-order methods ... Belgian State, Prime Minister's Office, Science Policy Programming. ...... about global economic recovery on energy transition and CO2 price.

  14. Waste Confidence Discussion

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  15. 2011 Strategic Capital Discussions

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  16. For Discussion Purposes Only

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  17. Discussions | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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  18. Discussion Draft, DOE Framework

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  19. DiscussionWCI.dvi

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  20. Re-examining High Abundance SDSS Mass-Metallicity Outliers: High N/O, Evolved Wolf-Rayet Galaxies?

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    Berg, Danielle A; Marble, Andrew R

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new MMT spectroscopic observations of four dwarf galaxies representative of a larger sample observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and identified by Peeples et al. (2008) as low-mass, high oxygen abundance outliers from the mass-metallicity relation. Peeples et al. (2008) showed that these four objects (with metallicity estimates of 8.5 =~ 0.10), each of which tend to bias estimates based on strong emission lines toward high oxygen abundances. These spectra all fall in a regime where the "standard" strong line methods for metallicity determinations are not well calibrated either empirically or by photoionization modeling. By comparing our spectra directly to photoionization models, we estimate oxygen abundances in the range of 7.9 =< 12 + log(O/H) =< 8.4, consistent with the scatter of the mass-metallicity relation. We discuss the physical nature of these galaxies that leads to their unusual spectra (and previous classification as outliers), finding their low excitation, elevated N/O...

  1. Climate Insights 101 Questions and Discussion Points Module 1, Lesson 1: CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect

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    Pedersen, Tom

    Effect 1 Climate Insights 101 Questions and Discussion Points Module 1, Lesson 1: CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect Available at http://pics.uvic.ca/education/climate-insights-101 1. CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect Questions: How did the term "greenhouse effect" originate? Why did it stick in the public imagination? Why

  2. Knowing is not a State of Mind a discussion of T.Williamson, "Is Knowing a State of Mind?",

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    Fitelson, Branden

    Knowing is not a State of Mind a discussion of T.Williamson, "Is Knowing a State of Mind?", Mind a State of Mind?" (IKASOM) (Mind Vol 104, July 1995, pp.533-555), Tim Williamson proposes and argues of mind. Williamson's piece might aptly have been called: "Is epistemology based on a mistake?" According

  3. Academic Integrity Office (AIO), Syracuse University, August 2014 Topics for Engaging Students in Discussion of Academic Integrity Expectations

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    Doyle, Robert

    Academic Integrity Office (AIO), Syracuse University, August 2014 Topics for Engaging Students in Discussion of Academic Integrity Expectations 1. Giving students opportunities to hone their citation skills, paraphrase and quote from a source as well as relevant citation standards in each case. a. If writing

  4. CIHR University Delegate (UD) Update October 2011 During this month's CIHR University Delegates teleconference, most of the discussion focused

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    Brownstone, Rob

    in January, and much of this meeting will be concerned with issues surrounding CIHR programs and reform to the peer review process. Before I launch into discussing reforms to peer review, you should know on to the main topic - peer-review reforms. There is a slide deck from CIHR that you can access at http

  5. Academic Integrity Office (AIO), Syracuse University, August 2014 Topics for Engaging Students in Discussion of Academic Integrity Expectations

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    Doyle, Robert

    @syr.edu. We will be posting additional articles on our website over the course of the academic year. #12;Academic Integrity Office (AIO), Syracuse University, August 2014 Topics for Engaging Students in Discussion of Academic Integrity Expectations 1. Why do students (and others) cheat? Is college cheating

  6. Legislative Developments in Solar Energy during 1980

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    Krueger, Robert B.; Hoffman, Peter C.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In particular, the Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bankthermal sytems is the Solar Energy and En- ergy ConservationREP. (CCH) 531. 26. Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Act

  7. Legislating for smoke-free workplaces

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    World Health Organization

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Herzegovina (1993), Croatia (1991), Cyprus (1989), theand Herzegovina (1993), Croatia (1991), the Czech Republic (and Herzegovina (1993), Croatia (1991), the Czech Republic (

  8. California Federal and Open Meeting Legislation

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    Macomber, Debbie Box

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    23; SUSSKIND, MCKEARNAN & THOMAS-LAMAR supra note 25; FOX &23; SUSSKIND, MCKEARNAN & THOMAS-LAMAR supra note 25; FOX &

  9. Legislative Developments in Solar Energy during 1980

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    Krueger, Robert B.; Hoffman, Peter C.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is apparent that many solar and energy conservation programsL. REP. 267 (1979). SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS kilowattsto -103 (Supp. 1979). SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS vegetation

  10. Three Negro legislators--signs of progress

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    Daniel, Edward Oda

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the adopt ion of the Constitution. 12 3s2 16, Vernon s Annotated Constitution of the SLate of Te:as? II, IL. was not i nLil 1902, that Article VI, Section 2, of the Texas Constitution was amended to make the poll tax a voting requirement. As amended...- endum on the issue, or, if an election were held, without receiving the support of a majority, it would lose its sLate accreditation and state financial assi tance, Another statute authorised the local school authorit ics to assign pupil' to schools...

  11. Legislating for smoke-free workplaces

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    World Health Organization

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1991), Ireland (1995), Kazakhstan (1996), Latvia (1994),1994), Italy (1985), Kazakhstan (1996), Kyrgyzstan (1992),applicable X C139 C148 Kazakhstan Not applicable C148 C155

  12. Legislating for smoke-free workplaces

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    World Health Organization

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1985), Kazakhstan (1996), Kyrgyzstan (1992), Latvia (1993),Not applicable C148 C155 Kyrgyzstan Latvia X Not applicableBan Ban Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg

  13. 2011 Legislative Session General Appropriations Act

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    Vonessen, Nikolaus

    Education PLA - Present Law Adjustments OBPP Publish Timetable for 2015 Biennium EPP 10-Jan Conclusion FY12-13 Biennial Budget Process Beginning FY14-15 Biennial Budget Process #12;OCHE Biennial Budget Build line-itemed or as requests are approved UMM CVP Committee Approves Implementation of initial FY12

  14. Legislative Developments in Solar Energy during 1980

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    Krueger, Robert B.; Hoffman, Peter C.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    production and price goals of the Solar Photovoltaic Energyphotovoltaic manufac- turers have a significant competitive advantage as far as the price

  15. An Investigation of Unintended Consequences of Legislation 

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    Yow, Shauna R.

    2011-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Grande surface water conventional treatment plants, an emerging and promising approach to expanding potable water supplies is brackish groundwater desalination. Based on recent technology developments in desalination membranes and increasing prices...

  16. Legislating for smoke-free workplaces

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    World Health Organization

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    free workplaces page 18 Montenegro (2000), Slovakia (1993),1988), Serbia and Montenegro (2000), Slovakia (1993),1999), Serbia and Montenegro (2000), Slovakia (1993),

  17. Reflections on "Redistricting and Legislative Partisanship"

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    McGhee, Eric

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2001 redistricting, and the 2005-06 Assembly, after it. Thebusiness regulation issues in 2005-06 closely resembles thea solid partisan bloc by 2005-06. However, if one looks at

  18. Legislation: H.B. 5524 (Michigan)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This bill was part of a package of energy bills that enacted regulatory reform, a renewable portfolio standard, renewable tax credits and an energy optimization program. Regulatory reform is...

  19. FisheriesFish News Legislative Update

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    Luczkovich, Joseph J.

    can be an excellent tool for public education. Here children listen to underwater sounds as they learn in on the noisy aquatic realm. Passive acous- tics is distinguished from other types of bioacoustics, because

  20. Presentation to the Legislative Finance Committee

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    New Mexico, University of

    energy conservation initiative ­ began 10 years ago 4 Source: LFC Higher Education Performance Audit Page for attending NMSU and UNM has increased almost 100% between FY01-FY11" · LFC Higher Education Performance Audit visits ­ School of Engineering ­ Anderson Schools of Management 7 #12;Tuition Credit Impact · Tax

  1. Legislative Developments in Solar Energy during 1980

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    Krueger, Robert B.; Hoffman, Peter C.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    law the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Act of 1980124 (OTECof the century. ' 0 6 VI. OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSIONOcean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) systems tap the so-

  2. Legislating for smoke-free workplaces

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    World Health Organization

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1992), Latvia (1993), Malta (1988), Norway (1979), Poland (C155 Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco Netherlands NorwayLatvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta c Country Health care

  3. Legislation pertaining to underground storage tanks

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    Goth, W. (Ventura County Environmental Health Division, CA (United States))

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Statutory authority in California for cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater to protect water quality is the Porter Cologne Water Quality Control Act (Water Code 1967). Two state laws regulating underground hazardous material storage tanks, passed in late 1983 and effective on January 1, 1984, were AB-2013 (Cortese) and AB-1362 (Sher). Both require specific actions by the tank owners. AB-2013 requires all tank owners to register them with the state Water Resources Control Board (SWCB) and to pay a registration fee. AB-1362, Health and Safety Code Section 25280 et seq., requires tank owners to obtain a Permit to Operate, pay a fee to the local agency, and to install a leak detection system on all existing tanks. New tanks installation requires a Permit to install and provide provide secondary containment for the tank and piping. For tank closures, a permit must be obtained from the local agency to clean out the tank, remove it from the ground, and collect samples from beneath the tank for evidence of contamination. In 1988, state law AB-853 appropriated state funds to be combined with federal EPA money to allow SWRCB to initiate rapid cleanups of leaks from underground tank sites by contracting with local agencies to oversee assessment and cleanup of underground tank releases. Locally, in Ventura County, there are more than 400 leaking underground tank sites in which petroleum products have entered the groundwater. To date, no public water supplies have been contaminated; however, action in necessary to prevent any future contamination to our water supply. Over 250 leaking tank sites have completed cleanup.

  4. Legislative Affairs Team | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33 111 1,613 122Commercial602 1,39732on ArmedManufacturingJune 17,Department of Energy

  5. Statutory and Legislative Requirements | Department of Energy

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  6. NCSL Legislative Summit | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy China 2015of 2005 attheMohammed Khan - Technology ProjectEnergyNAICS Codes- TO

  7. A Discussion of Procedures and Equipment for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty On-Site Inspection Environmental Sampling and Analysis

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    Wogman, Ned A.; Milbrath, Brian D.; Payne, Rosara F.; Seifert, Carolyn E.; Friese, Judah I.; Miley, Harry S.; Bowyer, Ted W.; Hanlen, Richard C.; Onishi, Yasuo; Hayes, James C.; Wigmosta, Mark S.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is intended to serve as a scientific basis to start discussions of the available environmental sampling techniques and equipment that have been used in the past that could be considered for use within the context of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) on-site inspections (OSI). This work contains information on the techniques, equipment, costs, and some operational procedures associated with environmental sampling that have actually been used in the past by the United States for the detection of nuclear explosions. This paper also includes a discussion of issues, recommendations, and questions needing further study within the context of the sampling and analysis of aquatic materials, atmospheric gases, atmospheric particulates, vegetation, sediments and soils, fauna, and drill-back materials.

  8. Women's reactions to dominant and Agreeable men: how are initial judgements of attraction affected by peer discussion 

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    Dean, Cynthia Maria

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    WOMEN'S REACTIONS TO DOMINANT AND AGREEABLE MEN: HOW ARE INITIAL JUDGMENTS OF ATTRACTION AFFECTED BY PEER DISCUSSION A Senior Honors Thesis By CYNTHIA MARIA DEAN Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs 4 Academic Scholarships Texas A 8c M... A Senior Honors Thesis By CYNTHIA MARIA DEAN Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs 8r, Academic Scholarships Texas A k M University In partial fulfiHment for the designation of UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW Approved...

  9. Women's reactions to dominant and Agreeable men: how are initial judgements of attraction affected by peer discussion

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    Dean, Cynthia Maria

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    WOMEN'S REACTIONS TO DOMINANT AND AGREEABLE MEN: HOW ARE INITIAL JUDGMENTS OF ATTRACTION AFFECTED BY PEER DISCUSSION A Senior Honors Thesis By CYNTHIA MARIA DEAN Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs 4 Academic Scholarships Texas A 8c M... A Senior Honors Thesis By CYNTHIA MARIA DEAN Submitted to the Office of Honors Programs 8r, Academic Scholarships Texas A k M University In partial fulfiHment for the designation of UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW Approved...

  10. TYPE-I X-RAY BURSTS REVEAL A FAST CO-EVOLVING BEHAVIOR OF THE CORONA IN AN X-RAY BINARY

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    Chen, Yu-Peng; Zhang, Shu; Zhang, Shuang-Nan; Li, Jian; Wang, Jian-Min, E-mail: chenyp@ihep.ac.cn, E-mail: szhang@ihep.ac.cn, E-mail: zhangsn@ihep.ac.cn [Key Laboratory for Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19B Yuquan Road, Beijing 100049 (China)

    2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The coronae in X-ray binaries (XRBs) still remain poorly understood, although they have been believed for a long time to play a key role in modeling the characteristic outbursts of XRBs. Type-I X-ray bursts, the thermonuclear flashes happening on the surface of a neutron star (NS), can be used as a probe to the innermost region of an NS XRB, where the corona is believed to be located very close to the NS. We report the discovery of a tiny life cycle of the corona that is promptly co-evolved with the type-I bursts superimposed on the outburst of the NS XRB IGR J17473-2721. This finding may serve as the first evidence of directly seeing the rapid disappearance and formation of a corona in an XRB with a cooling/heating timescale of less than a second, which can strongly constrain the accretion models in XRBs at work.

  11. Causa Efficiens versus Causa Formalis: origens da discuss\\~ao moderna sobre a dimensionalidade do espa\\c{c}o

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    Caruso, Francisco

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Metascientific criteria used for explaining or constraining physical space dimensionality and their historical relationship to prevailing causal systems are discussed. The important contributions by Aristotle, Kant and Ehrenfest to the dimensionality of space problem are considered and shown to be grounded on different causal explanations: {\\it causa materialis} for Aristotle, {\\it causa efficiens} for young Kant and an ingenious combination of {\\it causa efficiens} and {\\it causa formalis} for Ehrenfest. The prominent and growing r\\^ole played by {\\it causa formalis} in modern physical approaches to this problem is emphasized.

  12. Niels Bohr's discussions with Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and Erwin Schroedinger: the origins of the principles of uncertainty and complementarity

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    Mehra, J.

    1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, the main outlines of the discussions between Niels Bohr with Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and Erwin Schroedinger during 1920-1927 are treated. From the formulation of quantum mechanics in 1925-1926 and wave mechanics in 1926, there emerged Born's statistical interpretation of the wave function in summer 1926, and on the basis of the quantum mechanical transformation theory - formulated in fall 1926 by Dirac, London, and Jordan - Heisenberg formulated the uncertainty principle in early 1927. At the Volta Conference in Como in September 1927 and at the fifth Solvay Conference in Brussels the following month, Bohr publicly enunciated his complementarity principle, which had been developing in his mind for several years. The Bohr-Einstein discussions about the consistency and completeness of quantum mechanics and of physical theory as such - formally begun in October 1927 at the fifth Solvay Conference and carried on at the sixth Solvay Conference in October 1930 - were continued during the next decades. All these aspects are briefly summarized.

  13. On the meaning of feedback parameter, transient climate response, and the greenhouse effect: Basic considerations and the discussion of uncertainties

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    Kramm, Gerhard

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we discuss the meaning of feedback parameter, greenhouse effect and transient climate response usually related to the globally averaged energy balance model of Schneider and Mass. After scrutinizing this model and the corresponding planetary radiation balance we state that (a) the this globally averaged energy balance model is flawed by unsuitable physical considerations, (b) the planetary radiation balance for an Earth in the absence of an atmosphere is fraught by the inappropriate assumption of a uniform surface temperature, the so-called radiative equilibrium temperature of about 255 K, and (c) the effect of the radiative anthropogenic forcing, considered as a perturbation to the natural system, is much smaller than the uncertainty involved in the solution of the model of Schneider and Mass. This uncertainty is mainly related to the empirical constants suggested by various authors and used for predicting the emission of infrared radiation by the Earth's skin. Furthermore, after inserting the ...

  14. Review and discussion of the development of synthetic aperture focusing technique for ultrasonic testing (SAFT-UT)

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    Busse, L J; Collins, H D; Doctor, S R

    1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development and capabilities of synthetic aperture focusing techniques for ultrasonic testing (SAFT-UT) are presented. The purpose of SAFT-UT is to produce high-resolution images of the interior of opaque objects. The goal of this work is to develop and implement methods which can be used to detect and to quantify the extent of defects and cracks in critical components of nuclear reactors (pressure vessels, primary piping systems, and nozzles). This report places particular emphasis upon the practical experimental results that have been obtained using SAFT-UT as well as the theoretical background that underlies synthetic aperture focusing. A discussion regarding high-speed and real-time implementations of two- and three-dimensional synthetic aperture focusing is also presented.

  15. Disposal R&D in the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign: A Discussion of Opportunities for Active International Collaboration

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    Birkholzer, J.T.

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For DOE's Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC), international collaboration is a beneficial and cost-effective strategy for advancing disposal science with regards to multiple disposal options and different geologic environments. While the United States disposal program focused solely on Yucca Mountain tuff as host rock over the past decades, several international programs have made significant progress in the characterization and performance evaluation of other geologic repository options, most of which are very different from the Yucca Mountain site in design and host rock characteristics. Because Yucca Mountain was so unique (e.g., no backfill, unsaturated densely fractured tuff), areas of direct collaboration with international disposal programs were quite limited during that time. The decision by the U.S. Department of Energy to no longer pursue the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent fuel at Yucca Mountain has shifted UFDC's interest to disposal options and geologic environments similar to those being investigated by disposal programs in other nations. Much can be gained by close collaboration with these programs, including access to valuable experience and data collected over recent decades. Such collaboration can help to efficiently achieve UFDC's long-term goals of conducting 'experiments to fill data needs and confirm advanced modeling approaches' (by 2015) and of having a 'robust modeling and experimental basis for evaluation of multiple disposal system options' (by 2020). This report discusses selected opportunities of active international collaboration, with focus on both Natural Barrier System (NBS) and Engineered Barrier System (EBS) aspects and those opportunities that provide access to field data (and respective interpretation/modeling) or allow participation in ongoing field experiments. This discussion serves as a basis for the DOE/NE-53 and UFDC planning process for FY12 and beyond.

  16. Wind Technologies & Evolving Opportunities (Presentation)

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    Robichaud, R.

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation covers opportunities for wind technology; wind energy market trends; an overview of the National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado; wind energy price and cost trends; wind turbine technology improvements; and wind resource characterization improvements.

  17. EVOLVING GENE EXPRESSION TO RECONFIGURE

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    , this work would not have been possible. A PhD is a long, and at times lonely, task. While every PhD student with whom I could have done a PhD, and maintained such a harmonious and productive relationship with the disentangling of ideas include Tim Clarke, Dave Lovell (of Anadigm), James Walker, Simon Harding, Dave Chesmore

  18. The Evolving Landscape American Spaceflight

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    and Entrepreneurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Emerging Space Companies's opportunities for exploration and for the economic development of the solar system. Today's space economy our activities in the solar system over the next decades, NASA programs and investments will provide

  19. Dual porosity gas evolving electrode

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Townsend, C.W.

    1994-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A dual porosity electrode is described for use in thermoelectrochemical systems where simultaneous transport of gas and liquid into and/or out of the electrode is required. The electrode includes catalytic electrode particles having diameters ranging from about 25 to 100 angstroms. The catalytic electrode particles are anchored to a support network in clusters which have internal pores ranging in size from 25 to 100 angstroms. The pores between the clusters range in size from between about 1 to 20 microns. A method for making the dual porosity electrodes is also disclosed.

  20. SFIBulletin How Complex Societies Evolve

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    of bees in May Is worth a load of hay; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of bees #12;2 S A N T A F E I N S T I T U T E B U L L E T I N · S U M M E R 2 0 0 1 profile SIR ROBERT MAYby

  1. Facility Location in evolving metrics

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    Fondements et Applications, Université Paris 7

    (1)') ] 13 [ ab('SIG_ASSIGN_5405(3)') ] 14 [ ab('PROCESS_452(2)') ] 15 [ ab('SIG_ASSIGN_4787(2)') ] 16 [ ab

  2. Kinetics of Cold-Cap Reactions for Vitrification of Nuclear Waste Glass Based on Simultaneous Differential Scanning Calorimetry - Thermogravimetry (DSC-TGA) and Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA)

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    Rodriguez, Carmen P. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); ; Pierce, David A. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); ; Schweiger, Michael J. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); ; Kruger, Albert A. [USDOE Office of River Protection, Richland, WA (United States); Chun, Jaehun [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); ; Hrma, Pavel R. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States);

    2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    For vitrifying nuclear waste glass, the feed, a mixture of waste with glass-forming and modifying additives, is charged onto the cold cap that covers 90-100% of the melt surface. The cold cap consists of a layer of reacting molten glass floating on the surface of the melt in an all-electric, continuous glass melter. As the feed moves through the cold cap, it undergoes chemical reactions and phase transitions through which it is converted to molten glass that moves from the cold cap into the melt pool. The process involves a series of reactions that generate multiple gases and subsequent mass loss and foaming significantly influence the mass and heat transfers. The rate of glass melting, which is greatly influenced by mass and heat transfers, affects the vitrification process and the efficiency of the immobilization of nuclear waste. We studied the cold-cap reactions of a representative waste glass feed using both the simultaneous differential scanning calorimetry thermogravimetry (DSC-TGA) and the thermogravimetry coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (TGA-GC-MS) as complementary tools to perform evolved gas analysis (EGA). Analyses from DSC-TGA and EGA on the cold-cap reactions provide a key element for the development of an advanced cold-cap model. It also helps to formulate melter feeds for higher production rate.

  3. Computational insights on crystal structures of the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II with either Ca˛? or Ca˛? substituted by Sr˛?

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    Vogt, Leslie [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States); Ertem, Mehmed Z. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Pal, Rhitankar [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States); Brudvig, Gary W. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States); Batista, Victor S. [Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)

    2015-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II can function with either Ca˛? or Sr˛? as the heterocation, but the reason for differing turnover rates remains unresolved despite reported X-ray crystal structures for both forms. Using quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) calculations, we optimize structures with each cation in both the resting state (S?) and in a series of reduced states (S?, S??, and S-?). Through comparison with experimental data, we determine that X-ray crystal structures with either Ca˛? or Sr˛? are most consistent with the S-? state, Mn?[III,III,III,II] with O4 and O5 protonated. As expected, the QM/MM models show that Ca˛?/Sr˛? substitution results in elongation of the heterocation bonds and displaces terminal waters W3 and W4. The optimized structures also show that hydrogen-bonded W5 is displaced in all S states with Sr˛? as the heterocation, suggesting that this water may play a critical role during water oxidation.

  4. Computational insights on crystal structures of the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II with either Ca˛? or Ca˛? substituted by Sr˛?

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    Vogt, Leslie; Ertem, Mehmed Z.; Pal, Rhitankar; Brudvig, Gary W.; Batista, Victor S.

    2015-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II can function with either Ca˛? or Sr˛? as the heterocation, but the reason for differing turnover rates remains unresolved despite reported X-ray crystal structures for both forms. Using quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) calculations, we optimize structures with each cation in both the resting state (S?) and in a series of reduced states (S?, S??, and S-?). Through comparison with experimental data, we determine that X-ray crystal structures with either Ca˛? or Sr˛? are most consistent with the S-? state, Mn?[III,III,III,II] with O4 and O5 protonated. As expected, the QM/MM models show that Ca˛?/Sr˛? substitutionmore »results in elongation of the heterocation bonds and displaces terminal waters W3 and W4. The optimized structures also show that hydrogen-bonded W5 is displaced in all S states with Sr˛? as the heterocation, suggesting that this water may play a critical role during water oxidation.« less

  5. Heat flow patterns of the North American continent: A discussion of the DNAG Geothermal Map of North America

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    Blackwell, David D.; Steele, John L.; Carter, Larry C.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The large and small-scale geothermal features of the North American continent and surrounding ocean areas illustrated on the new 1:5,000,000 DNAG Geothermal Map of North America are summarized. Sources for the data included on the map are given. The types of data included are heat flow sites coded by value, contours of heat flow with a color fill, areas of major groundwater effects on regional heat flow, the top-of-geopressure in the Gulf Coast region, temperature on the Dakota aquifer in the midcontinent, location of major hot springs and geothermal systems, and major center of Quaternary and Holocene volcanism. The large scale heat flow pattern that is well known for the conterminous United States and Canada of normal heat flow east of the Cordillera and generally high heat flow west of the front of the Cordillera dominates the continental portion of the map. However, details of the heat flow variations are also seen and are discussed briefly in this and the accompanying papers.

  6. A contractor report to the Department of Energy on environmental management baseline programs and integration opportunities (discussion draft)

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    NONE

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In July 1996, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) chartered a government contractor led effort to develop a suite of technically defensible, integrated alternatives which meet the EM mission. The contractor team was challenged to ``think outside-the-box`` for solutions that cross traditional site boundaries and enable the programs to get the job done at an earlier date and at a lower cost. This report documents baseline programs current plans for material disposition and presents the opportunities for additional acceleration of cleanup and cost savings. A graphical depiction of the disposition of EM-owned waste and material from current state to final disposition is shown as disposition maps in Attachments 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. These disposition maps detail the material disposition at eleven major DOE sites as planned in the current discussion draft plan, Accelerating Cleanup: Focus on 2006. Maps reflecting material disposition at additional sites will be added in the future. Opportunities to further accelerate the cleanup of DOE-EM sites and reduce the overall cost of cleanup are depicted in the alternative disposition maps shown in Attachments 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12. These integration opportunities bring nation-wide resources to bear on common problems facing the DOE sites.

  7. A discussion of the results of an in-situ comparison of three full-vector anemometers

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    Kelley, N.D.; Scott, G.N.; Allread, J.S.

    1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Extensive field measurements and the numerical modeling of dynamic responses associated with wind turbine rotor blades have pointed to strong interactions with coherent turbulent structures in the turbine inflow. These interactions are thought to be a major source of high-cycle fatigue in the primary structural components of wind turbines. The sources of such turbulent structures are not only natural terrain features but also the wakes from upwind turbines. Many unsteady aerodynamic processes are excited by turbulent eddies ranging in size from several rotor diameters down to the dimensions of the mean blade chord. These processes are responsible for inducing large, fluctuating loads on the turbine rotor blades. For the wind turbine generators now in use, this encompasses a spatial range of about 0.1 to 300 m. To assess our ability to measure the coherent properties of inflow turbulence over such a wide range of spatial range, we performed a study to compare three full-vector anemometers. We believe that to identify the dominant fluid dynamic properties of such flows, the instrumentation used must be capable of good fidelity measurements over the desired spatial range. The sonic anemometer is a primary candidate; we also wanted to compare the results associated with a well-designed mechanical instrument which is available at considerably less cost. Two sonic designs and as propeller-bivane were exposed to turbulent flows downstream of both extremely complex and moderately rolling terrain. This paper discusses some of the results of these comparisons with an emphasis on the measurements of turbulent fluctuations.

  8. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: An overview of enacted legislation from the 110th

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    Pharmaceuticals for Children Act o Reauthorizes the original 2002 law o Provides economic incentives

  9. LEGISLATIVE REPORT 201112 2 MSU AgBioResearch & MSU Extension 201112 Legislative Report

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    research and Extension programs in food and agriculture production, nutrition and food safety, community and natural resources development, youth development and renewable energy. It's more important than ever input from our stakeholders, we've refocused MSU Extension programming to ensure that we're giving

  10. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Overview of legislation of interest to NINDS from the 112th

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    language that would reduce the salary cap for grantees and prohibit economic and patient-centered outcomes

  11. Production of hydrogen in non oxygen-evolving systems: co-produced hydrogen as a bonus in the photodegradation of organic pollutants and hydrogen sulfide

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    Sartoretti, C. Jorand; Ulmann, M.; Augustynski, J. (Electrochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Geneva (CH)); Linkous, C.A. (Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida (US))

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report was prepared as part of the documentation of Annex 10 (Photoproduction of Hydrogen) of the IEA Hydrogen Agreement. Subtask A of this Annex concerned photo-electrochemical hydrogen production, with an emphasis on direct water splitting. However, studies of non oxygen-evolving systems were also included in view of their interesting potential for combined hydrogen production and waste degradation. Annex 10 was operative from 1 March 1995 until 1 October 1998. One of the collaborative projects involved scientists from the Universities of Geneva and Bern, and the Federal Institute of Technology in Laussane, Switzerland. A device consisting of a photoelectrochemical cell (PEC) with a WO{sub 3} photoanode connected in series with a so-called Grazel cell (a dye sensitized liquid junction photovoltaic cell) was developed and studied in this project. Part of these studies concerned the combination of hydrogen production with degradation of organic pollutants, as described in Chapter 3 of this report. For completeness, a review of the state of the art of organic waste treatment is included in Chapter 2. Most of the work at the University of Geneva, under the supervision of Prof. J. Augustynski, was focused on the development and testing of efficient WO{sub 3} photoanodes for the photoelectrochemical degradation of organic waste solutions. Two types of WO{sub 3} anodes were developed: non transparent bulk photoanodes and non-particle-based transparent film photoanodes. Both types were tested for degradation and proved to be very efficient in dilute solutions. For instance, a solar-to-chemical energy conversion efficiency of 9% was obtained by operating the device in a 0.01M solution of methanol (as compared to about 4% obtained for direct water splitting with the same device). These organic compounds are oxidized to CO{sub 2} by the photocurrent produced by the photoanode. The advantages of this procedure over conventional electrolytic degradation are that much (an order of magnitude) less energy is required and that sunlight can be used directly. In the case of photoproduction of hydrogen, as compared to water splitting, feeding the anodic compartment of the PEC with an organic pollutant, instead of the usual supporting electrolyte, will bring about a substantial increase of the photocurrent at a given illumination. Thus, the replacement of the photo-oxidation of water by the photodegradation of organic waste will be accompanied by a gain in solar-to-chemical conversion efficiency and hence by a decrease in the cost of the photoproduced hydrogen. Taking into account the benefits and possible revenues obtainable by the waste degradation, this would seem to be a promising approach to the photoproduction of hydrogen. Hydrogen sulfide (H{sub 2}S) is another waste effluent requiring extensive treatment, especially in petroleum refineries. The so-called Claus process is normally used to convert the H{sub 2}S to elemental sulfur. A sulfur recovery process developed at the Florida Solar Energy Center is described briefly in Chapter 4 by Dr. C. Linkous as a typical example of the photoproduction of hydrogen in a non oxygen-evolving system. The encouraging results obtained in these investigations of photoelectrochemical hydrogen production combined with organic waste degradation, have prompted a decision to continue the work under the new IEA Hydrogen Agreement Annex 14, Photoelectrolytic Hydrogen Production.

  12. The Evolution of the Internet Community and the"Yet-to-Evolve" Smart Grid Community: Parallels and Lessons-to-be-Learned

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    McParland, Charles

    2009-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The Smart Grid envisions a transformed US power distribution grid that enables communicating devices, under human supervision, to moderate loads and increase overall system stability and security. This vision explicitly promotes increased participation from a community that, in the past, has had little involvement in power grid operations -the consumer. The potential size of this new community and its member's extensive experience with the public Internet prompts an analysis of the evolution and current state of the Internet as a predictor for best practices in the architectural design of certain portions of the Smart Grid network. Although still evolving, the vision of the Smart Grid is that of a community of communicating and cooperating energy related devices that can be directed to route power and modulate loads in pursuit of an integrated, efficient and secure electrical power grid. The remaking of the present power grid into the Smart Grid is considered as fundamentally transformative as previous developments such as modern computing technology and high bandwidth data communications. However, unlike these earlier developments, which relied on the discovery of critical new technologies (e.g. the transistor or optical fiber transmission lines), the technologies required for the Smart Grid currently exist and, in many cases, are already widely deployed. In contrast to other examples of technical transformations, the path (and success) of the Smart Grid will be determined not by its technology, but by its system architecture. Fortunately, we have a recent example of a transformative force of similar scope that shares a fundamental dependence on our existing communications infrastructure - namely, the Internet. We will explore several ways in which the scale of the Internet and expectations of its users have shaped the present Internet environment. As the presence of consumers within the Smart Grid increases, some experiences from the early growth of the Internet are expected to be informative and pertinent.

  13. Iowa Climate Change Briefing and Discussion -Monday February 16 The University of Iowa Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research and a variety of

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    Debinski, Diane M.

    Iowa Climate Change Briefing and Discussion - Monday February 16 The University of Iowa Center to a climate change briefing and discussion to highlight the recent report of the Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council. The meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about climate change science its potential

  14. Annual energy outlook 1999, with projections to 2020

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    NONE

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Annual Energy Outlook 1999 (AEO99) presents midterm forecasts of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2020 prepared by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The projections are based on results from EIA`s National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). The report begins with an Overview summarizing the AEO99 reference case. The next section, Legislation and Regulations, describes the assumptions made with regard to laws that affect energy markets and discusses evolving legislative and regulatory issues. Issues in Focus discusses current energy issues--the economic decline in East Asia, growth in demand for natural gas, vehicle emissions standards, competitive electricity pricing, renewable portfolio standards, and carbon emissions. It is followed by the analysis of energy market trends. The analysis in AEO99 focuses primarily on a reference case and four other cases that assume higher and lower economic growth and higher and lower world oil prices than in the reference case. Forecast tables for these cases are provided in Appendixes A through C. Appendixes D and E present a summary of the reference case forecasts in units of oil equivalence and household energy expenditures. The AEO99 projections are based on Federal, State, and local laws and regulations in effect on July 1, 1998. Pending legislation and sections of existing legislation for which funds have not been appropriated are not reflected in the forecasts. Historical data used for the AEOI99 projections were the most current available as of July 31, 1998, when most 1997 data but only partial 1998 data were available.

  15. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 154, 1997, pp. 747751, 2 figs, 1 table. Printed in Great Britain Discussion on aluminium loss during sandstone diagenesis

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    Haszeldine, Stuart

    Journal of the Geological Society, London, Vol. 154, 1997, pp. 747­751, 2 figs, 1 table. Printed in Great Britain Discussion on aluminium loss during sandstone diagenesis Journal, Vol. 153, 1996, pp. 657

  16. DISCUSSIONS AND CLOSURES Discussion of "Equivalent Static Wind

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    Chen, Xinzhong

    . By definition, the ESWL is a wind force and when it is applied statically, the response found by static analysis the mean wind force, which is expressed in a format that is similar to Eq. 7 of the original paper FeRb z . The mean-wind-force distrib- uted BESWL in Eq. 2 is easier for design engineers to understand. The inertial-force

  17. DISCUSSIONS AND CLOSURES Discussion of "Seepage through a Levee"

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    Chahar, B. R.

    March 2005, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 74­79. DOI: 10.1061/ ASCE 1532-3641 2005 5:1 74 Bhagu R. Chahar1 1, India. E-mail: chahar@ civil.iitd.ac.in The authors have used the method of fragments for computing 2 - 1 y0 m2hL - l 2 or the point of tangency falls vertically below the point N Chahar 2005

  18. For discussion only Email & Calendaring

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    Turner, Monica G.

    -its for data center aggregation with all responses as positive or neutral, no responses were negative. ·Three diminution of service Email & Calendaring Data Center Aggregation Computer Bundles Demand Management Space Q1 and calendaring with all responses as positive or neutral, no responses were negative. ·"No brainer

  19. DISCUSSION NOTES CAMPUS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

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    California at Davis, University of

    Project (handout provided) a. Between October 2012 and February 2013 UC will administer a Campus Climate, administrators and students concerning the level of respect for individual needs, abilities and potential." ii c. $5,000 stipends for 2 graduate academic or professional students d. $5,000 research grants for 2

  20. Chapter Seven Conclusions and Discussions

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    Xue, Ming

    of the surface pressure. In spite of these, a radiative boundary condition due to Orlanski has been successfully. This problem is eliminated in our model by using the Flux-Corrected Transport (FCT) sch

  1. Session: Discussion of Research Needs

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    anon.

    2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This final session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop was lead by a facilitator who asked participants for their overall reaction to the research that had been presented during the workshop. Questions addressed by workshop participants included: how do you develop trust and confidence in the research, what are some of the specific gaps in our understanding of wind energy's impact on birds and bats; how do we prioritize and proceed with closing the data/research gaps; how do we connect the dots and bring various research and mapping efforts together; given gaps in the data, what are the critical questions we need to answer to make project decisions now; and, how do we track/influence the policies that will shape wind energy development. Conclusions reached regarding these questions are included in summary form.

  2. DISCUSSION NOTES CAMPUS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

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    California at Davis, University of

    issue iii. There is no ownership of issues; therefore no one knows who's making the decisions. c. Lack Carroll, Karl Engelbach, Katie Kolesar, Linda Katehi, Lyn Lofland, Patricia Turner, Patrick Sherwood Siegel, Ted Hillyer, William Lacy. Delegates: Wes Young (attending for William Lacy) Attending Non

  3. Discussion Article Exploratory Data Analysis

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    Buja, Andreas

    -mail: gelman@stat.columbia.edu). ©2004 American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics under an implicit or explicit statistical model. For example, many of Tukey's methods can be interpreted formal statistical methods based on probability models. These ideas are developed in the context

  4. Furnace Standard Analysis Discussion Document

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport inEnergy0.pdfTechnologies ProgramOutfittedof6 * September 2005

  5. HPCOR 2014 Breakout Discussion Slides

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8,Dist.NewofGeothermal848 Unlimited Release Printed October 2011D2SC -

  6. HPCOR 2014 Breakout Discussion Slides

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8,Dist.NewofGeothermal848 Unlimited Release Printed October 2011D2SC

  7. HPCOR 2014 Breakout Discussion Slides

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville Power AdministrationField8,Dist.NewofGeothermal848 Unlimited Release Printed October 2011D2SCSC -

  8. Discussions | OpenEI Community

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDIT REPORTEnergy OffshoreDeveloper - Q & A HomeDifko Vind A

  9. Management's Discussion & Analysis Profile

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12electron 9November 6,BradburyManagement Racks7-26-2013.

  10. Management's Discussion & Analysis Profile

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12electron 9November 6,BradburyManagement

  11. Management's Discussion & Analysis Profile

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12electron 9November 6,BradburyManagement7-25-2014.

  12. Management's Discussion & Analysis Profile

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |IsLove Your Home and It'll LoveMail andAboutBudget |

  13. HPCOR 2014 Breakout Discussion Slides

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC) EnvironmentalGyroSolé(tm) Harmonic EngineHIV and evolution studied through6

  14. ESCC Performance Discussion - July 2010

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  15. Abstract: The challenges in nuclear safeguards and in nuclear security have significantly changed over the last decades. On the one side nuclear safeguards evolved from the simple verifica9on of declared amounts of material to a more informa9on driven app

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    Abstract: The challenges in nuclear safeguards and in nuclear security have significantly changed over the last decades. On the one side nuclear safeguards evolved-doctoral researcher where he analysed dissolu9on residues from reprocessing of nuclear fuels

  16. Audience/Panel Discussion: Sites Lesson Learned about Activity-level Work Planning and Control Using EFCOG Work Planning and Control Guideline

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    Slide Presentation by Donna J. Governor, Deputy Dept Mgr for Planning & Integration, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory work planning and control lessons learned and audience/panel discussion on site's lessons learned about Activity-level Work Planning and Control using EFCOG Work Planning and Control Guideline Document.

  17. Vermessung & Geoinformation 2/2011, P. 114 121, 5 Figs.114 Within the last decade, Precise Point Positioning (PPP) has been discussed by GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite

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    Schuh, Harald

    , Precise Point Positioning (PPP) has been discussed by GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) experts and research groups all over the world. PPP uses code or phase observations on zero-difference level in combination with precise orbits and clock corrections to achieve highly accurate point coordinates. PPP

  18. DEVELOPMENT OF A PILED-FOUNDATION MODEL The models discussed in Chapter 3 illustrated the importance of modelling a building's foundation

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    Talbot, James P.

    85 Chapter 4 DEVELOPMENT OF A PILED-FOUNDATION MODEL The models discussed in Chapter 3 illustrated-isolation. It was concluded that a generic base- isolated building model requires a comprehensive model of a piled foundation of the pile head due to longitudinal and transverse motion of the pile; · interaction between neighbouring

  19. A Discussion Paper circulated by Brunel Institute of Power Systems 15/09/03 Prospects for Grid-Computing in Future Power Networks

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    Taylor, Gary

    A Discussion Paper circulated by Brunel Institute of Power Systems 15/09/03 Prospects for Grid-Computing in Future Power Networks Prof. Malcolm Irving and Dr. Gareth Taylor 15 September 2003 Brunel Institute of Power Systems Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering Brunel University Uxbridge, Middlesex

  20. A two-day (11-12 April 2011) will discuss recent advances in plant genomics and will be followed by a combining lectures with practical

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    Gent, Universiteit

    A two-day (11-12 April 2011) will discuss recent advances in plant genomics and will be followed by a combining lectures with practical sessions covering data integration, comparative genomics-gen genome sequencing genome evolution comparative transcriptomics ChIPprofiling regulatorynetworks