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Independent optical excitation of distinct neural populations  

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Optogenetic tools enable examination of how specific cell types contribute to brain circuit functions. A long-standing question is whether it is possible to independently activate two distinct neural populations in mammalian ...

Klapoetke, Nathan Cao

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STATUS REVIEW OF THE EASTERN DISTINCT POPULATION SEGMENT OF STELLER SEA LION  

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............................................................. 8 1.6 Status Review History and Receipt of Petitions to Delist

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Loading and pre-loading processes generate a distinct siRNA population in Tetrahymena  

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Highlights: •The Tetrahymena Argonaute protein Twi1p binds to ?28–30-nt siRNAs called scnRNAs. •The size of scnRNAs is determined during a pre-loading process. •The 5? uracil bias of scnRNAs is attributed to pre-loading and loading processes. •The thermodynamic asymmetry of scnRNA duplex doesnot affect the guide strand decision. •scnRNAs may be produced non-sequentially from dsRNA substrates by Dicer. -- Abstract: The various properties of small RNAs, such as length, terminal nucleotide, thermodynamic asymmetry and duplex mismatches, can impact their sorting into different Argonaute proteins in diverse eukaryotes. The developmentally regulated 26- to 32-nt siRNAs (scnRNAs) are loaded to the Argonaute protein Twi1p and display a strong bias for uracil at the 5? end. In this study, we used deep sequencing to analyze loaded and unloaded populations of scnRNAs. We show that the size of the scnRNA is determined during a pre-loading process, whereas their 5? uracil bias is attributed to both pre-loading and loading processes. We also demonstrate that scnRNAs have a strong bias for adenine at the third base from the 3? terminus, suggesting that most scnRNAs are direct Dicer products. Furthermore, we show that the thermodynamic asymmetry of the scnRNA duplex does not affect the guide and passenger strand decision. Finally, we show that scnRNAs frequently have templated uracil at the last base without a strong bias for adenine at the second base indicating non-sequential production of scnRNAs from substrates. These findings provide a biochemical basis for the varying attributes of scnRNAs, which should help improve our understanding of the production and turnover of scnRNAs in vivo.

Mochizuki, Kazufumi, E-mail: kazufumi.mochizuki@imba.oeaw.ac.at; Kurth, Henriette M.

2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey Research Adapting to a Population Increasingly Highly-Segmented, Socially-Disintegrated, and Heavily-  

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statistical systems. Brief Bio President Barack Obama nominated Robert M. Groves for director of the U and traffic flow; and as used in entrance and exit monitoring. They include large-scale administrative record systems, which contain person-level records on the population, but also transaction records for purchases

Wolfe, Patrick J.

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Polymorphisms of the acid sensing histidine kinase gene arsS in Helicobacter pylori populations from anatomically distinct gastric sites  

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Polymorphisms of the acid sensing histidine kinase gene arsS in Helicobacter pylori populations 2012 Available online 30 August 2012 Keywords: Helicobacter pylori arsS Polymorphism Homopolymeric as environmental or host conditions change. Unusual among Helicobacter pylori phase variable or contingency genes

Forsyth, Mark

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Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 392, 91103 (2009) doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.14063.x Low-luminosity gamma-ray bursts as a distinct GRB population: a firmer  

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-luminosity gamma-ray bursts as a distinct GRB population: a firmer case from multiple criteria constraints-BeppoSAX gamma-ray burst GRB 980425, both with much lower luminosity and redshift compared to other observed Gamma-ray Observatory (CGRO)/BATSE and Swift/BAT and the redshift-known gamma-ray burst (GRB) sample, we

Zhang, Bing

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A WFC3/HST VIEW OF THE THREE STELLAR POPULATIONS IN THE GLOBULAR CLUSTER NGC 6752  

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Multi-band Hubble Space Telescope photometry reveals that the main sequence, sub-giant, and the red-giant branch of the globular cluster NGC 6752 splits into three main components in close analogy with the three distinct segments along its horizontal branch stars. These triple sequences are consistent with three stellar groups: a stellar population with a chemical composition similar to field-halo stars (Population a), a Population (c) with enhanced sodium and nitrogen, depleted carbon and oxygen, and an enhanced helium abundance ({Delta}Y {approx} 0.03), and a Population (b) with an intermediate (between Populations a and c) chemical composition and slightly enhanced helium ({Delta}Y {approx} 0.01). These components contain {approx}25% (Population a), {approx}45% (Population b), and {approx}30% (Population c) of the stars. No radial gradient for the relative numbers of the three populations has been identified out to about 2.5 half-mass radii.

Milone, A. P.; Marino, A. F.; Yong, D., E-mail: milone@mso.anu.edu.au, E-mail: amarino@mso.anu.edu.au, E-mail: david.yong@anu.edu.au [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Cotter Road, Weston, ACT, 2611 (Australia); and others

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact assisted segmented cutterhead  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An impact assisted segmented cutterhead device is provided for cutting various surfaces from coal to granite. The device comprises a plurality of cutting bit segments deployed in side by side relationship to form a continuous cutting face and a plurality of impactors individually associated with respective cutting bit segments. An impactor rod of each impactor connects that impactor to the corresponding cutting bit segment. A plurality of shock mounts dampening the vibration from the associated impactor. Mounting brackets are used in mounting the cutterhead to a base machine.

Morrell, Roger J. (Bloomington, MN); Larson, David A. (Minneapolis, MN); Ruzzi, Peter L. (Eagan, MN)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces.

Cowan, Jr., Maynard (1107 Stagecoach Rd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 87123); Marder, Barry M. (1412 Pinnacle View Dr. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces. 6 figs.

Cowan, M. Jr.; Marder, B.M.

1996-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented heat exchanger  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A segmented heat exchanger system for transferring heat energy from an exhaust fluid to a working fluid. The heat exchanger system may include a first heat exchanger for receiving incoming working fluid and the exhaust fluid. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the first heat exchanger in a parallel flow configuration. In addition, the heat exchanger system may include a second heat exchanger for receiving working fluid from the first heat exchanger and exhaust fluid from a third heat exchanger. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the second heat exchanger in a counter flow configuration. Furthermore, the heat exchanger system may include a third heat exchanger for receiving working fluid from the second heat exchanger and exhaust fluid from the first heat exchanger. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the third heat exchanger in a parallel flow configuration.

Baldwin, Darryl Dean (Lafayette, IN); Willi, Martin Leo (Dunlap, IL); Fiveland, Scott Byron (Metamara, IL); Timmons, Kristine Ann (Chillicothe, IL)

2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Atlas-Based Prostate Segmentation Using an Hybrid Registration  

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Atlas-Based Prostate Segmentation Using an Hybrid Registration S´ebastien Martin (1) Vincent Daanen on the registration of an anatomical atlas computed from a population of 18 MRI exams onto a patient im- age-matching algorithm is used for both atlas building and atlas registration. Results: The method has been validated

Boyer, Edmond

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Optimal segmentation and packaging process  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for improving packaging efficiency uses three dimensional, computer simulated models with various optimization algorithms to determine the optimal segmentation process and packaging configurations based on constraints including container limitations. The present invention is applied to a process for decontaminating, decommissioning (D&D), and remediating a nuclear facility involving the segmentation and packaging of contaminated items in waste containers in order to minimize the number of cuts, maximize packaging density, and reduce worker radiation exposure. A three-dimensional, computer simulated, facility model of the contaminated items are created. The contaminated items are differentiated. The optimal location, orientation and sequence of the segmentation and packaging of the contaminated items is determined using the simulated model, the algorithms, and various constraints including container limitations. The cut locations and orientations are transposed to the simulated model. The contaminated items are actually segmented and packaged. The segmentation and packaging may be simulated beforehand. In addition, the contaminated items may be cataloged and recorded.

Kostelnik, Kevin M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Meservey, Richard H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Landon, Mark D. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The LOFT Ground Segment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

LOFT, the Large Observatory For X-ray Timing, was one of the ESA M3 mission candidates that completed their assessment phase at the end of 2013. LOFT is equipped with two instruments, the Large Area Detector (LAD) and the Wide Field Monitor (WFM). The LAD performs pointed observations of several targets per orbit (~90 minutes), providing roughly ~80 GB of proprietary data per day (the proprietary period will be 12 months). The WFM continuously monitors about 1/3 of the sky at a time and provides data for about ~100 sources a day, resulting in a total of ~20 GB of additional telemetry. The LOFT Burst alert System additionally identifies on-board bright impulsive events (e.g., Gamma-ray Bursts, GRBs) and broadcasts the corresponding position and trigger time to the ground using a dedicated system of ~15 VHF receivers. All WFM data are planned to be made public immediately. In this contribution we summarize the planned organization of the LOFT ground segment (GS), as established in the mission Yellow Book 1 . We...

Bozzo, E; Argan, A; Barret, D; Binko, P; Brandt, S; Cavazzuti, E; Courvoisier, T; Herder, J W den; Feroci, M; Ferrigno, C; Giommi, P; Götz, D; Guy, L; Hernanz, M; Zand, J J M in't; Klochkov, D; Kuulkers, E; Motch, C; Lumb, D; Papitto, A; Pittori, C; Rohlfs, R; Santangelo, A; Schmid, C; Schwope, A D; Smith, P J; Webb, N A; Wilms, J; Zane, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vessel Segmentation with Automatic Centerline Extraction Using Tubular Tree Segmentation  

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deaths in the United States per year. Vessel Segmentation from CTA data is challenging because of non Mohan1 , Ganesh Sundaramoorthi1,2 , Arthur Stillman3 , and Allen Tannenbaum1 1 School of Electrical

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Solar Distinction | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revisionEnvReviewNonInvasiveExplorationUT-g GrantAtlas (PACA Region - France) Jump to: navigation,Distinction Jump

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Three Essays on Segment Reporting  

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Segment information is vital, essential, fundamental, indispensable, and integral in the process of projecting companies' performance (AIMR, 1993). The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the causes and consequences ...

Wang, Qian

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Populations Population Ecology  

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- species interactions Abiotic factors: l Climate l Temperature l Moisture l Wind l Soil l Fire Biotic- Ã? mortality increases as population size increases or birth rate decreases" l Negative feedback

Dever, Jennifer A.

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Political Science Departmental Distinction Certificate Program  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Political Science Departmental Distinction Certificate Program Purpose: The goal of the Departmental Distinction Certificate Program is to challenge and recognize excellent Political Science students both for their academic and academic- related work. Eligibility: Students majoring in Political Science

Elsherbeni, Atef Z.

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Automated bone segmentation from dental CBCT images using patch-based sparse representation and convex optimization  

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Purpose: Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an increasingly utilized imaging modality for the diagnosis and treatment planning of the patients with craniomaxillofacial (CMF) deformities. Accurate segmentation of CBCT image is an essential step to generate three-dimensional (3D) models for the diagnosis and treatment planning of the patients with CMF deformities. However, due to the poor image quality, including very low signal-to-noise ratio and the widespread image artifacts such as noise, beam hardening, and inhomogeneity, it is challenging to segment the CBCT images. In this paper, the authors present a new automatic segmentation method to address these problems. Methods: To segment CBCT images, the authors propose a new method for fully automated CBCT segmentation by using patch-based sparse representation to (1) segment bony structures from the soft tissues and (2) further separate the mandible from the maxilla. Specifically, a region-specific registration strategy is first proposed to warp all the atlases to the current testing subject and then a sparse-based label propagation strategy is employed to estimate a patient-specific atlas from all aligned atlases. Finally, the patient-specific atlas is integrated into amaximum a posteriori probability-based convex segmentation framework for accurate segmentation. Results: The proposed method has been evaluated on a dataset with 15 CBCT images. The effectiveness of the proposed region-specific registration strategy and patient-specific atlas has been validated by comparing with the traditional registration strategy and population-based atlas. The experimental results show that the proposed method achieves the best segmentation accuracy by comparison with other state-of-the-art segmentation methods. Conclusions: The authors have proposed a new CBCT segmentation method by using patch-based sparse representation and convex optimization, which can achieve considerably accurate segmentation results in CBCT segmentation based on 15 patients.

Wang, Li; Gao, Yaozong; Shi, Feng; Liao, Shu; Li, Gang [Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States)] [Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Chen, Ken Chung [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas 77030 and Department of Stomatology, National Cheng Kung University Medical College and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan 70403 (China)] [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas 77030 and Department of Stomatology, National Cheng Kung University Medical College and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan 70403 (China); Shen, Steve G. F.; Yan, Jin [Department of Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery and Science, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University College of Medicine, Shanghai, China 200011 (China)] [Department of Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery and Science, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University College of Medicine, Shanghai, China 200011 (China); Lee, Philip K. M.; Chow, Ben [Hong Kong Dental Implant and Maxillofacial Centre, Hong Kong, China 999077 (China)] [Hong Kong Dental Implant and Maxillofacial Centre, Hong Kong, China 999077 (China); Liu, Nancy X. [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas 77030 and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, China 100050 (China)] [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas 77030 and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, China 100050 (China); Xia, James J. [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States) [Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Department of Surgery (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York 10065 (United States); Department of Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery and Science, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University College of Medicine, Shanghai, China 200011 (China); Shen, Dinggang, E-mail: dgshen@med.unc.edu [Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 and Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, 136701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 and Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, 136701 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal segmentation and packaging process  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A process for improving packaging efficiency uses three dimensional, computer simulated models with various optimization algorithms to determine the optimal segmentation process and packaging configurations based on constraints including container limitations. The present invention is applied to a process for decontaminating, decommissioning (D and D), and remediating a nuclear facility involving the segmentation and packaging of contaminated items in waste containers in order to minimize the number of cuts, maximize packaging density, and reduce worker radiation exposure. A three-dimensional, computer simulated, facility model of the contaminated items are created. The contaminated items are differentiated. The optimal location, orientation and sequence of the segmentation and packaging of the contaminated items is determined using the simulated model, the algorithms, and various constraints including container limitations. The cut locations and orientations are transposed to the simulated model. The contaminated items are actually segmented and packaged. The segmentation and packaging may be simulated beforehand. In addition, the contaminated items may be cataloged and recorded. 3 figs.

Kostelnik, K.M.; Meservey, R.H.; Landon, M.D.

1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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SHORT GEODESIC SEGMENTS BETWEEN TWO POINTS ON A CLOSED RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLD  

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SHORT GEODESIC SEGMENTS BETWEEN TWO POINTS ON A CLOSED RIEMANNIAN MANIFOLD Alexander Nabutovsky there exist at least k distinct geodesics of length at most 20k!d between these points for every positive that for any pair of points on a closed Riemannian man- ifold Mn there exist infinitely many geodesics

Nabutovsky, Alexander

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Spatial Sampling for Image Segmentation  

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AND ALONSO RAMIREZ­MANZANARES3 1 Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas A.C, Guanajuato GTO 36000, Mexico 2 Matematicas, Guanajuato GTO 36000, Mexico Email: mrivera@cimat.mx We present a novel framework for image­ processing in order to obtain a desired solution. On the other hand, the image segmentation is commonly

Rivera, Mariano

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Distinctive Appliances: Proposed Penalty (2014-CE-23020)  

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DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Distinctive Appliances Distributing Inc. failed to certify cooking products as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

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Spoiled Distinctions: Everyday Aesthetics in French Modernism  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

enough to perceive micro-networks of graduated distinctions,study an inventory of “micro-networks of words that are very

Freed-Thall, Hannah Isadora

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmentation strategies for polymerized volume data sets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of enhanced vertex information. Segmentation of the PVDS is attained by intersecting and merging Lblock coverings of the enhanced volumetric data. The data structure allows for easy compression, storage, segmentation, and reconstruction of volumetric data...

Doddapaneni, Venkata Purna

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximum entropy segmentation of broadcast news   

E-Print Network [OSTI]

speech recognizer and subsequently segmenting the text into utterances and topics. A maximum entropy approach is used to build statistical models for both utterance and topic segmentation. The experimental work addresses the effect on performance...

Christensen, Heidi; Kolluru, BalaKrishna; Gotoh, Yoshihiko; Renals, Steve

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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@ work' video segment features Robotic Software Engineer  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

@ work highlights Idaho National Laboratory employees and the jobs they perform.This segment features Robotic Software Engineer Miles Walton.

Idaho National Laboratory

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Theoretical Biology 227 (2004) 397401 Evolutionary stability for large populations  

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population ESS, as distinct from Maynard Smith's infinite population ESS and Schaffer's finite population ESS. Building on Schaffer's finite population model, we define the large population ESS as a strategy which. The large population ESS is not equivalent to the infinite population ESS: we give examples of games

Gordon, Geoffrey J.

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Segmented ceramic liner for induction furnaces  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A non-fibrous ceramic liner for induction furnaces is provided by vertically stackable ring-shaped liner segments made of ceramic material in a light-weight cellular form. The liner segments can each be fabricated as a single unit or from a plurality of arcuate segments joined together by an interlocking mechanism. Also, the liner segments can be formed of a single ceramic material or can be constructed of multiple concentric layers with the layers being of different ceramic materials and/or cellular forms. Thermomechanically damaged liner segments are selectively replaceable in the furnace. 5 figs.

Gorin, A.H.; Holcombe, C.E.

1994-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Algorithms for Element Distinctness Harry Buhrman  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Quantum Algorithms for Element Distinctness Harry Buhrman Christoph D¨urr Mark Heiligman§ Peter, France. Email: durr@lri.fr. §NSA, Suite 6111, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755, USA. Email: mheilig

Magniez, Frédéric

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Quantum Algorithms for Element Distinctness Harry Buhrman  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Quantum Algorithms for Element Distinctness Harry Buhrman£ Christoph D¨urr� Mark Heiligman� Peter, France. Email: durr@lri.fr. �NSA, Suite 6111, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755, USA. Email: mheilig

de Wolf, Ronald

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Fluidized bed boiler having a segmented grate  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fluidized bed furnace (10) is provided having a perforate grate (9) within a housing which supports a bed of particulate material including some combustibles. The grate is divided into a plurality of segments (E2-E6, SH1-SH5, RH1-RH5), with the airflow to each segment being independently controlled. Some of the segments have evaporating surface imbedded in the particulate material above them, while other segments are below superheater surface or reheater surface. Some of the segments (E1, E7) have no surface above them, and there are ignitor combustors (32, 34) directed to fire into the segments, for fast startup of the furnace without causing damage to any heating surface.

Waryasz, Richard E. (Longmeadow, MA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling system for three hook ring segment  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A triple hook ring segment including forward, midsection and aft mounting hooks for engagement with respective hangers formed on a ring segment carrier for supporting a ring segment panel, and defining a forward high pressure chamber and an aft low pressure chamber on opposing sides of the midsection mounting hook. An isolation plate is provided on the aft side of the midsection mounting hook to form an isolation chamber between the aft low pressure chamber and the ring segment panel. High pressure air is supplied to the forward chamber and flows to the isolation chamber through crossover passages in the midsection hook. The isolation chamber provides convection cooling air to an aft portion of the ring segment panel and enables a reduction of air pressure in the aft low pressure chamber to reduce leakage flow of cooling air from the ring segment.

Campbell, Christian X.; Eng, Darryl; Lee, Ching-Pang; Patat, Harry

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Cancer Epidemiology Population Health Sciences 750  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-01/5/11-1 Cancer Epidemiology Population Health Sciences 750 3 credits When: Spring 2011 (1 Audience: This course is intended for students in health-related disciplines interested in cancer etiology. the unequal burden of cancer among populations and variations across time and geography, 2. the distinctive

Sheridan, Jennifer

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Kelly. Segmentation and Classification of HTML Documents SEGMENTATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF HTML DOCUMENTS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Kelly. Segmentation and Classification of HTML Documents SEGMENTATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF HTML DOCUMENTS FOR DISPLAY ON SMALL SCREEN DEVICES Peter M. Kelly 1 1 School of Computer Science, The University of the Second Australian Undergraduate Students' Computing Conference, 2004 page 97 #12;Kelly. Segmentation

Rubinstein, Benjamin

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Segmentation into fuzzy regions using topographic distance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

recognition from fuzzy regions. Keywords: Segmentation, Fuzzy region, Watershed, Color image, TopographicSegmentation into fuzzy regions using topographic distance SYLVIE PHILIPP­FOLIGUET 1 MARCELO@dcc.ufmg.br, arnaldo@dcc.ufmg.br 3 Supported by CAPES. Abstract. This paper exposes an algorithm that leads to a fuzzy

Philipp-Foliguet, Sylvie

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Current segmented gamma-ray scanner technology  

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A new generation of segmented gamma-ray scanners has been developed at Los Alamos for scrap and waste measurements at the Savannah River Plant and the Los Alamos Plutonium Facility. The new designs are highly automated and exhibit special features such as good segmentation and thorough shielding to improve performance.

Bjork, C.W.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The diminishing segment process Gergely Ambrus 1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The diminishing segment process Gergely Ambrus 1 Alfr´ed R´enyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Investigaci´on en Matem´aticas, Jalisco S/N, Valenciana, Guanajuato, GTO 36240, Mexico; e-mail: kevei stochastic process. Let 0 = [-1, 1], and define the segments n recursively in the following manner: for every

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Method of manufacturing a large-area segmented photovoltaic module  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

One embodiment of the invention relates to a segmented photovoltaic (PV) module which is manufactured from laminate segments. The segmented PV module includes rectangular-shaped laminate segments formed from rectangular-shaped PV laminates and further includes non-rectangular-shaped laminate segments formed from rectangular-shaped and approximately-triangular-shaped PV laminates. The laminate segments are mechanically joined and electrically interconnected to form the segmented module. Another embodiment relates to a method of manufacturing a large-area segmented photovoltaic module from laminate segments of various shapes. Other embodiments relate to processes for providing a photovoltaic array for installation at a site. Other embodiments and features are also disclosed.

Lenox, Carl

2013-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of SFAS No. 131 on the Cross-Segment Variability of Profits Reported by Multiple Segment Firms  

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Our study assesses whether SFAS No. 131 improved disclosure about the diversity of multiple segment firms’ operations. We find a post-SFAS No. 131 increase in cross-segment variability of segment profits, an increase in ...

Ettredge, Michael L.; Kwon, Soo Young; Smith, David B.; Stone, Mary S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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angiographic image segmentation: Topics by E-print Network  

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Summary: Image segmentation is very essential and critical to image processing and pattern recognition. This survey provides a summary of color image segmentation techniques...

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Status of Segmented Element Thermoelectric Generator for Vehicle...  

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

Segmented Element Thermoelectric Generator for Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery Status of Segmented Element Thermoelectric Generator for Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery Discusses progress...

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A Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless...  

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Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay Experiments. A Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay...

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Customer service driven supply chain segmentation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The objective of this thesis is to develop a supply chain segmentation model for Company X, which is in the chemical and construction materials industry. The company sells products in an expanding Southeast Asia market. ...

Worawattananon, Prakit

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vane segment support and alignment device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A support and alignment assembly for supporting and aligning a vane segment is provided. The support and alignment assembly comprises a torque plate which defines an opening for receiving an eccentric pin and a locking end member for receiving a lock socket member. An eccentric pin adjustably supported by the torque plate opening for supporting and aligning a vane segment is provided. A lock socket member adapted to securely receive the eccentric pin and rotated therewith, and adjustably engage the torque plate locking end is provided. The lock socket member receives the eccentric pin, such that when the eccentric pin is adjusted to align the vane segment, the lock socket member engages the torque plate locking end to secure the vane segment in the desired position. 5 figs.

McLaurin, L.D.; Sizemore, J.D.

1999-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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ngravs: Distinct gravitational interactions in GADGET-2  

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We discuss an extension of the massively parallel cosmological simulation code GADGET-2, which enables investigation of distinct gravitational force laws between particle species. In addition to simplifying investigations of a universally modified force law, the ngravs extension allows state-of-the-art collisionless cosmological simulations of quite exotic gravitational scenarios. We briefly review the algorithms used by GADGET-2, and present our extension to multiple gravities, highlighting additional features that facilitate consideration of exotic force laws. We discuss the accuracy and performance of the ngravs extension, both internally and with an unaltered GADGET-2, under all relevant operational modes. The ngravs extension is publicly released to the research community.

Croker, K A S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heart chambers and whole heart segmentation techniques: review  

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Heart chambers and whole heart segmentation techniques: review Dongwoo Kang Jonghye Woo Piotr J://electronicimaging.spiedigitallibrary.org/ on 01/15/2014 Terms of Use: http://spiedl.org/terms #12;Heart chambers and whole heart segmentation, and reproducible segmentation methods. Figure 1 illustrates an example of segmentation of heart on CT scan. A

Kuo, C.-C. "Jay"

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Design unbiased estimation in line intersect sampling using segmented  

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Design unbiased estimation in line intersect sampling using segmented transects D A V I D L . R applications of line intersect sampling, transects consist of multiple, connected segments in a prescribed, suitably generalized to segmented transect designs. The relative efficiency and utility of segmented

50

Word Segmentation as General Chunking Daniel Hewlett and Paul Cohen  

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utterance. When these utterance segments are used to split future utterances, the resulting self-sustaining

51

On the Nadeau-Taylor Theory of Conserved Chromosome Segments  

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of non- empty segments as a function ofthe number of genes and segments. We propose a rapid algorithm is a fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. #12;263 genomes. Our formulation of the Nadeau (possibly inverted) within segments. 2" The Marginal Probability of r-gene Segments In trying to count

Sankoff, David

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Isogeometric Segmentation. Part II: On the segmentability of contractible solids with non-convex edges  

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method works by searching a sufficiently connected edge graph of the solid for a cycle of verticesIsogeometric Segmentation. Part II: On the segmentability of contractible solids with non a contractible boundary-represented solid into a small number of topological hexahedra. A satisfactory

Jüttler, Bert

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Museum: Multidimensional web page segment evaluation model  

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The evaluation of a web page with respect to a query is a vital task in the web information retrieval domain. This paper proposes the evaluation of a web page as a bottom-up process from the segment level to the page level. A model for evaluating the relevancy is proposed incorporating six different dimensions. An algorithm for evaluating the segments of a web page, using the above mentioned six dimensions is proposed. The benefits of fine-granining the evaluation process to the segment level instead of the page level are explored. The proposed model can be incorporated for various tasks like web page personalization, result re-ranking, mobile device page rendering etc.

Kuppusamy, K S

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3.2.1 Segmentation, clustering Introduction  

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Dutch publisher, De Telegraaf, uses customer profiling and segmentation to promote advertisement sales. The Telegraaf case is a very good example of this approach. Business problem: promoting advertisement sales De in the survey. Furthermore, the marketeers of De Telegraaf lack a priori knowledge about the target group. So ev

Putten, Peter van der

55

Object Detection Combining Recognition and Segmentation  

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segmentation. There are two main steps in this method: a hypothesis generation step and a verification step. In the top-down hy- pothesis generation step, we design an improved Shape Context feature, which is more. We develop an object detection method combining top-down recog- nition with bottom-up image

Plotkin, Joshua B.

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The Abstract Domain of Segmented Ranking Functions  

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function by abstract in- terpretation. We build our work on their proposed general framework, and we designThe Abstract Domain of Segmented Ranking Functions Caterina Urban ´Ecole Normale Sup´erieure - CNRS - INRIA, Paris, France urban@di.ens.fr Abstract. We present a parameterized abstract domain for proving

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Nested Partitions Using Texture Segmentation V. Lakshmanan  

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Nested Partitions Using Texture Segmentation V. Lakshmanan Coop. Inst. of Meso. Met. Studies of partitioning the pixels of an im- age such that the partitions at one step are wholly nested inside. It is possible to devise a multiscale approach where the partitions in one scale are nested within the partitions

Lakshmanan, Valliappa

58

Occupational Populations  

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? The general population may be exposed to radon in indoor and outdoor air and drinking water. ? The primary source of indoor radon is from soil; radon in the soil can enter the home through cracks in the floors, walls, or foundations. The release of radon from water may also contribute to indoor levels. ? Exposures to radon gas are accompanied by exposure to radon progeny which are the decay products of radon-222 [e.g., bismuth-214 ( 214 Bi), lead-210 ( 210 Pb), 214 Pb, polonium-210 ( 210 Po), and 218 Po.

unknown authors

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Determining soft segment structure-property effects in the enhancement of segmented polyurethane performance  

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Liquid Crystalline Elastomer (LCE)-inspired segmented polyurethane elastomers possessing widely different extents of ordering were created to mimic the hierarchical structure of the continuous matrix and superior mechanical ...

Waletzko, Ryan Scott

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust atlas-based segmentation of highly variable anatomy: left atrium segmentation  

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Automatic segmentation of the heart’s left atrium offers great benefits for planning and outcome evaluation of atrial ablation procedures. However, the high anatomical variability of the left atrium presents significant ...

Depa, Michal

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Is the western population of the European mink, (Mustela lutreola), a distinct Management Unit for conservation?  

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specimen from the Netherlands, material from the Polish site of Biskupin, and from the Romanian site

Davison, Angus

62

A new and morphologically distinct population of cavernicolous Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae: Teleostei)  

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Abstract The cave molly, Poecilia mexicana, from the Cueva del Azufre, a sulfur cave in Tabasco, Mexico, in the state of Tabasco, Mexico (Gordon and Rosen 196

Schlupp, Ingo

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GEODESIC INTERACTIVE SEGMENTATION IN THE COLOR MONOGENIC SIGNAL Explora Nova,  

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GEODESIC INTERACTIVE SEGMENTATION IN THE COLOR MONOGENIC SIGNAL FRAMEWORK G. Demarcq Explora Nova is based on the computation of geodesic distances within color mono- genic signal (CMS) fields-- Interactive Segmentation, Clifford Alge- bra, Color Monogenic Signal, Geodesic Distances 1. INTRODUCTION

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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automatic anatomy segmentation: Topics by E-print Network  

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The aim of this seg- mentation is to divide the brain a pre-segmentation to ex- tract the brain from the head. Then, a second segmentation is done inside Lefvre, Sbastien...

65

Distinct optical properties of relativistically degenerate matter  

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In this paper, we use the collisional quantum magnetohydrodynamic (CQMHD) model to derive the transverse dielectric function of a relativistically degenerate electron fluid and investigate various optical parameters, such as the complex refractive index, the reflection and absorption coefficients, the skin-depth and optical conductivity. In this model we take into accounts effects of many parameters such as the atomic-number of the constituent ions, the electron exchange, electron diffraction effect and the electron-ion collisions. Study of the optical parameters in the solid-density, the warm-dense-matter, the big-planetary core, and the compact star number-density regimes reveals that there are distinct differences between optical characteristics of the latter and the former cases due to the fundamental effects of the relativistic degeneracy and other quantum mechanisms. It is found that in the relativistic degeneracy plasma regime, such as found in white-dwarfs and neutron star crusts, matter possess a much sharper and well-defined step-like reflection edge beyond the x-ray electromagnetic spectrum, including some part of gamma-ray frequencies. It is also remarked that the magnetic field intensity only significantly affects the plasma reflectivity in the lower number-density regime, rather than the high density limit. Current investigation confirms the profound effect of relativistic degeneracy on optical characteristics of matter and can provide an important plasma diagnostic tool for studying the physical processes within the wide scope of quantum plasma regimes be it the solid-density, inertial-confined, or astrophysical compact stars.

Akbari-Moghanjoughi, M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz 51745-406 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); International Centre for Advanced Studies in Physical Sciences and Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum D-44780 (Germany)

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

66

The segmentation problem in morphology learning Christopher D. Manning  

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learning Christopher D. Manning (1998) The segmentation problem in morphology learning. In D.M.W. Powers

67

An MRI Segmentation Framework for Brains with Anatomical Marcelinus Prastawa  

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An MRI Segmentation Framework for Brains with Anatomical Deviations Marcelinus Prastawa;ABSTRACT MARCELINUS PRASTAWA: An MRI Segmentation Framework for Brains with Anatomical Deviations (Under the direction of Guido Gerig, Ph.D.) The segmentation of brain Magnetic Resonance (MR) images, where the brain

Whitton, Mary C.

68

UNSUPERVISED SEGMENTATION FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF BRAIN TUMORS IN MRI  

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UNSUPERVISED SEGMENTATION FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF BRAIN TUMORS IN MRI A.S. Capelle, O. Alata, C- thod for magnetic resonance images. The aim of this seg- mentation is to divide the brain a pre-segmentation to ex- tract the brain from the head. Then, a second segmentation is done inside

Lefèvre, Sébastien

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Recovery of Dynamic PET Regions via Simultaneous Segmentation and Deconvolution  

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Recovery of Dynamic PET Regions via Simultaneous Segmentation and Deconvolution Benjamin Smith1 and deconvolution of dynamic PET images. By incorporating the PSF of the imaging system into our segmentation model effect. We show improved segmentation results, and outperform two state-of-the-art dynamic PET

Möller, Torsten

70

Segmented nanowires displaying locally controllable properties  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Vapor-liquid-solid growth of nanowires is tailored to achieve complex one-dimensional material geometries using phase diagrams determined for nanoscale materials. Segmented one-dimensional nanowires having constant composition display locally variable electronic band structures that are determined by the diameter of the nanowires. The unique electrical and optical properties of the segmented nanowires are exploited to form electronic and optoelectronic devices. Using gold-germanium as a model system, in situ transmission electron microscopy establishes, for nanometer-sized Au--Ge alloy drops at the tips of Ge nanowires (NWs), the parts of the phase diagram that determine their temperature-dependent equilibrium composition. The nanoscale phase diagram is then used to determine the exchange of material between the NW and the drop. The phase diagram for the nanoscale drop deviates significantly from that of the bulk alloy.

Sutter, Eli Anguelova; Sutter, Peter Werner

2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

71

Apparatus For Laminating Segmented Core For Electric Machine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A segmented core for an electric machine includes segments stamped from coated electric steel. The segments each have a first end, a second end, and winding openings. A predetermined number of segments are placed end-to-end to form layers. The layers are stacked such that each of the layers is staggered from adjacent layers by a predetermined rotation angle. The winding openings of each of the layers are in vertical alignment with the winding openings of the adjacent layers. The stack of layers is secured to form the segmented core.

Lawrence, Robert Anthony (Kokomo, IN); Stabel, Gerald R (Swartz Creek, MI)

2003-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmentation of x-ray images using Probabilistic Relaxation Labeling  

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Segmentation is a process of separating objects of interest from their background or from other objects in an image. Without a suitable segmentation scheme, it is very difficult to detect contraband in X-rays images. In this paper, a Probabilistic Relaxation Labeling (PRL) segmentation scheme is presented and compared with other segmentation methods. PRL segmentation is an interative algorithm that labels each pixel in an image by cooperative use of two information sources: the pixel probability and the degree of certainty of its probability supported by the neighboring pixels. The practical implementation and results of the PRL segmentation on X-ray baggage images are also discussed and compared with other segmentation methods. 13 refs., 12 figs.

Thai, T.Q.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The cognitive/sensorimotor distinction or Glover's three-part distinction can be applied to the oculomotor system, as Glover  

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The cognitive/sensorimotor distinction or Glover's three-part distinction can be applied to the oculomotor system, as Glover notes. A first step in this analysis is to differentiate planning and control. In this sense we agree with Glover that there are probably differences between the use of information

Jegelka, Stefanie

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anatomy segmentation algorithm: Topics by E-print Network  

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modeling tool. It can be used to provide a model-based clustering in the field of pattern recognition. However, the application of finite mixtures to image segmentation...

75

Market Segmentation and Energy Efficiency Program Design (2008 CIEE Report)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This paper describes the existing state of market segmentation among California’s electric utilities, with an emphasis on the investor-owned utilities (IOUs).

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analyses reveal distinct: Topics by E-print Network  

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

maps of the density of the water distinct water models: F3C, TIP3P, TIP4P, SPC, or SPCE. For each solute, five 100 ns data sets, each Raschke, Tanya M. 16...

77

Multimodal Segmentation of Lifelog Data Aiden R. Doherty1  

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constantly, very soon this would build up to a substantial collection of personal data. To gain real value or activities. This paper investigates the optimal combination of data sources to segment personal data into such activities. 5 data sources were logged and processed to segment a collection of personal data, namely: image

Ellis, Dan

78

Towards Optimal Capacity Segmentation with Hybrid Cloud Pricing  

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and EC2 spot market. Furthermore, we formulate the optimal capacity segmentation strategy as a MarkovTowards Optimal Capacity Segmentation with Hybrid Cloud Pricing Wei Wang, Baochun Li, and Ben Liang markets with different service guarantees. For example, Amazon EC2 prices virtual instances under three

Li, Baochun

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Towards Optimal Capacity Segmentation with Hybrid Cloud Pricing  

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between periodic auctions and EC2 spot market. Furthermore, we formulate the optimal capacity segmentationTowards Optimal Capacity Segmentation with Hybrid Cloud Pricing Wei Wang, Baochun Li, and Ben Liang priced in multiple markets with different service guarantees. For example, Amazon EC2 prices virtual

Li, Baochun

80

Automatic Segmentation of Neonatal Brain MRI Marcel Prastawa, 2  

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Automatic Segmentation of Neonatal Brain MRI 1 Marcel Prastawa, 2 John Gilmore, 3 Weili Lin, and 1 segmentation method for neonatal MRI. The analysis and study of neonatal brain MRI is of great interest due probabilistic brain atlas to select training samples and to be used as a spatial prior. The method first uses

Prastawa, Marcel

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Discriminative, Semantic Segmentation of Brain Tissue in MR Images  

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Discriminative, Semantic Segmentation of Brain Tissue in MR Images Zhao Yi1 , Antonio Criminisi2 , Jamie Shotton2 , and Andrew Blake2 1 University of California, Los Angeles, USA. zyi@ucla.edu. 2 is presented for the automatic segmentation and classification of brain tissue from 3D MR scans. It uses

Soatto, Stefano

82

Segment Directory Enhancing the Limited Directory Cache Coherence Schemes  

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We present a new arrangement of directory bits called the segment directory to improve directory storage efficiency: a segment directory can point to several sharing processors with almost the same number of bits as the pointer which can point to only one. Many directory overflows can be eliminated by using the segment directory element in place of the pointer in the limited directory schemes. Also, the segment directory can be implemented without introducing additional hardware overhead and protocol complexity. The detailed execution-driven simulations show that the segment directory always does better than the pointer and eliminates many directory overflows by up to 85%. The resulting improvement in bandwidth and execution time is analyzed in detail for limited directory schemes having different behaviors, with respect to the reduced directory overflows. 1.

Jong Hyuk Choi; Kyu Ho Park

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Population Analysis, Fall 2005 1 Population Analyses  

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Population Analysis, Fall 2005 1 Population Analyses EEOB/AEcl 611 Fall Semester 2005 Scheduled Phone: 294-5176 email: wrclark@iastate.edu AEcl 611 is evolving in response to very rapid changes. The emphasis in AEcl 611 is on understanding the statistical basis of various analytical techniques, applying

Clark, William R.

84

Segmentation strategies in urban retail : an application to nanostores in Bogota  

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This research analyzes how to apply segmentation strategies in the nanostore retail market, focusing on a pilot company located in Bogota, Colombia. This study introduces two segmentation strategies: 1) a sketch segmentation ...

Pan, Xiaodan M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic image segmentation Sample Search...  

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method for automatic segmentation of CT head images of human spontaneous intracerebral brain... 1 HIERARCHICAL SEGMENTATION OF CT HEAD IMAGES Sven Loncaric and Dubravko Cosic...

86

The Seismic response of precast segmental bridge superstructures with bonded tendons  

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Cantilever Construction with CIP Segments .. 27 Figure 2-A-13-46 Otay River Bridge - CIP Pier Table (Courtesy ofconcerns for cast-in-place (CIP) segmental construction

Veletzos, Marc John

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acute st segment Sample Search Results  

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4 Early Detection of Myocardial Ischemia Using Transient ST-Segment Episode Analysis of ECG Summary: Early Detection of Myocardial Ischemia Using Transient ST-Segment Episode...

88

Molecular Cell R-Loop Formation Is a Distinctive Characteristic  

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Molecular Cell Article R-Loop Formation Is a Distinctive Characteristic of Unmethylated Human Cp of GC skew leads to the formation of long R loop structures. Furthermore, we show that GC skew and R, we provide evidence that R loop formation protects from DNMT3B1, the primary de novo DNA

Chédin, Frédéric

89

Distinct spinon and holon dispersions in photoemission spectral functions from  

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ARTICLES Distinct spinon and holon dispersions in photoemission spectral functions from one particles) called spinons and holons. Experimentalists have long sought to verify this effect. Angle quasiparticle peak splits into a spinon­holon two-peak- like structure. Despite extensive ARPES experiments

Loss, Daniel

90

Segmentation of 3D Meshes through Spectral Clustering  

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2 , 2/ , ji eji D W - = 2/12/1 -- = WLLO L : diagonal matrix of W 's row sums Normalization PG '04Segmentation of 3D Meshes through Spectral Clustering Rong Liu, Hao Zhang GrUVi Lab, Simon Fraser

Zhang, Richard "Hao"

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SAR Imagery Segmentation by Statistical Region Growing and Hierarchical Merging  

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This paper presents an approach to accomplish synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image segmentation, which are corrupted by speckle noise. Some ordinary segmentation techniques may require speckle filtering previously. Our approach performs radar image segmentation using the original noisy pixels as input data, eliminating preprocessing steps, an advantage over most of the current methods. The algorithm comprises a statistical region growing procedure combined with hierarchical region merging to extract regions of interest from SAR images. The region growing step over-segments the input image to enable region aggregation by employing a combination of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) test with a hierarchical stepwise optimization (HSWO) algorithm for the process coordination. We have tested and assessed the proposed technique on artificially speckled image and real SAR data containing different types of targets.

Ushizima, Daniela Mayumi; Carvalho, E.A.; Medeiros, F.N.S.; Martins, C.I.O.; Marques, R.C.P.; Oliveira, I.N.S.

2010-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

92

Multi-atlas segmentation in head and neck CT scans  

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We investigate automating the task of segmenting structures in head and neck CT scans, to minimize time spent on manual contouring of structures of interest. We focus on the brainstem and left and right parotids. To generate ...

Arbisser, Amelia M

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Features for Broadcast News Segmentation Michael T. Johnson1  

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Temporal Features for Broadcast News Segmentation Michael T. Johnson1 and Leah H. Jamieson2 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI mike.johnson

Johnson, Michael T.

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3D pose estimation and segmentation using specular cues  

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We present a system for fast model-based segmentation and 3D pose estimation of specular objects using appearance based specular features. We use observed (a) specular reflection and (b) specular flow as cues, which are ...

Raskar, Ramesh

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Mortality Dependence of Cu Dual Damascene Interconnects on Adjacent Segments  

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Electromigration experiments have been carried out on straight interconnects that have single vias at each end, and are divided into two segments by a via in the center ("dotted-I" structures). For dotted-i structures in ...

Chang, Choon Wai

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SKU segmentation strategy for a global retail supply chain  

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The concept of using different supply chain strategies for different products or product families is a fairly simple component of supply chain management. This practice, known as SKU segmentation, is widely used by many ...

Jin, Huiping, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring transient repolarization segment morphology deviations in mouse ECG  

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This thesis details the design, implementation and validation of a system that facilitates partial automation for detection of anomalous repolarization segment morphologies in the ECG of mice. The technology consists of ...

Oefinger, Matthew Blake, 1976-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

FAST AND LS TTL DATA BCD TO 7-SEGMENT  

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for the LS48. The circuit accepts 4-bit binary-coded-decimal (BCD) and, depending on the state5-1 FAST AND LS TTL DATA BCD TO 7-SEGMENT DECODER The SN54/74LS48 is a BCD to 7-Segment Decoder are connected in pairs to make BCD data and its complement available to the seven decoding AND-OR-INVERT gates

Glashausser, Charles

99

Rock climbing sub-worlds: a segmentation study  

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ROCK CLIMBING SUB-WORLDS: A SEGMENTATION STUDY A Thesis by BRANDON WAYNE RAPELJE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 2004 Major Subject: Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences ROCK CLIMBING SUB-WORLDS: A SEGMENTATION STUDY A Thesis by BRANDON WAYNE RAPELJE Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Rapelje, Brandon Wayne

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic and expression analysis of enabled in Drosophila leg segmentation  

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the UAS/GAL4 (Brand and Perrimon, 1993) system gives rise to tarsal segment fusions (Buckles et al. , in preparation). The fusion phenotype is not observed when a form of Abl lacking the kinase activity is over-expressed, hence the kinase function... tested for dominant enhancement of the GOF ab/ fusion phenotype. Seventeen interacting loci were recovered: one copy of the deficiency in that sensitized background was sufficient to give a leg phenotype (tarsal segment fusion, ectopic joints, shorter...

Ramel, Marie-Christine

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The fungus gardens of leaf-cutter ants undergo a distinct physiologica...  

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fungus gardens of leaf-cutter ants undergo a distinct physiological transition during biomass degradation. The fungus gardens of leaf-cutter ants undergo a distinct physiological...

102

THE SNAPSHOT HUBBLE U-BAND CLUSTER SURVEY (SHUCS). I. SURVEY DESCRIPTION AND FIRST APPLICATION TO THE MIXED STAR CLUSTER POPULATION OF NGC 4041  

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We present the Snapshot Hubble U-band Cluster Survey (SHUCS), a project aimed at characterizing the star cluster populations of 10 nearby galaxies (d < 23 Mpc, half within Almost-Equal-To 12 Mpc) through new F336W (U-band equivalent) imaging from Wide Field Camera 3, and archival BVI-equivalent data with the Hubble Space Telescope. Completing the UBVI baseline reduces the age-extinction degeneracy of optical colors, thus enabling the measurement of reliable ages and masses for the thousands of clusters covered by our survey. The sample consists chiefly of face-on spiral galaxies at low inclination, in various degrees of isolation (isolated, in group, merging), and includes two active galactic nucleus hosts. This first paper outlines the survey itself, the observational datasets, the analysis methods, and presents a proof-of-concept study of the large-scale properties and star cluster population of NGC 4041, a massive SAbc galaxy at a distance of Almost-Equal-To 23 Mpc, and part of a small grouping of six giant members. We resolve two structural components with distinct stellar populations, a morphology more akin to merging and interacting systems. We also find strong evidence of a truncated, Schechter-type mass function, and a similarly segmented luminosity function. These results indicate that binning must erase much of the substructure present in the mass and luminosity functions, and might account for the conflicting reports on the intrinsic shape of these functions in the literature. We also note a tidal feature in the outskirts of the galaxy in Galaxy Evolution Explorer UV imaging, and follow it up with a comprehensive multi-wavelength study of NGC 4041 and its parent group. We deduce a minor merger as a likely cause of its segmented structure and the observed pattern of a radially decreasing star formation rate. We propose that combining the study of star cluster populations with broadband metrics is not only advantageous, but often easily achievable thorough archival datasets.

Konstantopoulos, I. S. [Australian Astronomical Observatory, P.O. Box 915, North Ryde NSW 1670 (Australia); Smith, L. J. [Space Telescope Science Institute and European Space Agency, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Adamo, A. [Max-Planck-Institut for Astronomy, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Silva-Villa, E. [Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, and Centre de Recherche en Astrophysique du Quebec (CRAQ), Universite Laval, Quebec (Canada); Gallagher, J. S.; Ryon, J. E. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 5534 Sterling, 475 North Charter Street, Madison WI 53706 (United States); Bastian, N. [Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Wharf, Birkenhead, CH41 1LD (United Kingdom); Westmoquette, M. S. [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, D-85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany); Zackrisson, E. [Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University, Oscar Klein Centre, AlbaNova, Stockholm SE-106 91 (Sweden); Larsen, S. S. [Department of Astrophysics/IMAPP, Radboud University Nijmegen, P.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen (Netherlands); Weisz, D. R. [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Charlton, J. C., E-mail: iraklis@aao.gov.au [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Involvement as a market segmentation strategy: segmenting the United States pleasure travel market with implications for marketing Texas tourism  

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INVOLVEMENT AS A MARKET SEGMENTATION STRATEGY: SEGMENTING THE UNITED STATES PLEASURE TRAVEL MARKET WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR MARKETING TEXAS TOURISM A Thesis by BOBBY JOE JOHNSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University... FOR MARKETZMS TEXAS TOURISM A Thesis by BOBBY JOE JOHNSON Approved as to style and content by Daniel R. Fesenmaier (Chairman of Committee) James Gtribling (Member) Edward Heath (Member) David D. Van Fleet (Member) Thomas . Bonn c sen (Head...

Johnson, Bobby Joe

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

104

A Robust Heart Sounds Segmentation Module Based on S-Transform  

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1 A Robust Heart Sounds Segmentation Module Based on S-Transform Ali Moukadem1, 3 , Alain Dieterlen presents a new module for heart sounds segmentation based on S-Transform. The heart sounds segmentation process segments the PhonoCardioGram (PCG) signal into four parts: S1 (first heart sound), systole, S2

Boyer, Edmond

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Video Object Discovery and Co-segmentation with Extremely Weak Supervision  

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Video Object Discovery and Co-segmentation with Extremely Weak Supervision Le Wang , Gang Hua of Technology Google Research Abstract. Video object co-segmentation refers to the problem of simultaneous- ly segmenting a common category of objects from multiple videos. Most existing video co-segmentation methods

Cortes, Corinna

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Self-organization and segmentation with laterally connected spiking neurons  

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A self-organizing model of spiking neurons with dynamic thresholds and lateral excitatory and inhibitory connections is presented and tested in the image segmentation task. The model integrates two previously separate lines of research in modeling the visual cortex. Laterally connected self-organizing maps have been used to model how afferent structures and lateral connections could self-organize through inputdriven Hebbian adaptation. Spiking neurons with leaky integrator synapses have been used to model image segmentation and binding by synchronization and desynchronization of neuronal activity. Although these approaches differ in how they model the neuron, they have the same overall layout of a laterally connected two-dimensional network. This paper shows how both self-organization and segmentation can be achieved in such a network, thus presenting a unified model of development and functional dynamics in the primary visual cortex. 1

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Safety Requirements for the B695 Segment  

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This document contains Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs) for the Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management (RHWM) Division's B695 Segment of the Decontamination and Waste Treatment Facility (DWTF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The TSRs constitute requirements regarding the safe operation of the B695 Segment. The TSRs are derived from the Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) for the B695 Segment (LLNL 2007). The analysis presented there determined that the B695 Segment is a low-chemical hazard, Hazard Category 3, nonreactor nuclear facility. The TSRs consist primarily of inventory limits as well as controls to preserve the underlying assumptions in the hazard analyses. Furthermore, appropriate commitments to safety programs are presented in the administrative controls section of the TSRs. The B695 Segment (B695 and the west portion of B696) is a waste treatment and storage facility located in the northeast quadrant of the LLNL main site. The approximate area and boundary of the B695 Segment are shown in the B695 Segment DSA. Activities typically conducted in the B695 Segment include container storage, lab-packing, repacking, overpacking, bulking, sampling, waste transfer, and waste treatment. B695 is used to store and treat radioactive, mixed, and hazardous waste, and it also contains equipment used in conjunction with waste processing operations to treat various liquid and solid wastes. The portion of the building called Building 696 Solid Waste Processing Area (SWPA), also referred to as B696S in this report, is used primarily to manage solid radioactive, mixed, and hazardous waste. Operations specific to the SWPA include sorting and segregating waste, lab-packing, sampling, and crushing empty drums that previously contained waste. Furthermore, a Waste Packaging Unit will be permitted to treat hazardous and mixed waste. RHWM generally processes LLW with no, or extremely low, concentrations of transuranics (i.e., much less than 100 nCi/g). Wastes processed often contain only depleted uranium and beta- and gamma-emitting nuclides, e.g., {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs, {sup 3}H. Chapter 5 of the DSA documents the derivation of TSRs and develops the operational limits that protect the safety envelope defined for this facility. The DSA is applicable to the handling of radioactive waste stored and treated in the B695 Segment. Section 5 of the TSR, Administrative Controls, contains those Administrative Controls necessary to ensure safe operation of the B695 Segment. A basis explanation for each of the requirements described in Section 5.5, Specific Administrative Controls is provided in Appendix B. The basis explanation does not constitute an additional requirement, but is intended as an expansion of the logic and reasoning behind development of the requirement. Programmatic Administrative Controls are addressed in Section 5.6. This introduction to the B695 Segment TSRs is not part of the TSR limits or conditions and contains no requirements related to B695 Segment operations or to the safety analyses in the DSA.

Laycak, D

2008-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of current characteristics of segmented Langmuir probe on DEMETER  

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We model the current characteristics of the DEMETER Segmented Langmuir probe (SLP). The probe is used to measure electron density and temperature in the ionosphere at an altitude of approximately 700 km. It is also used to measure the plasma flow velocity in the satellite frame of reference. The probe is partitioned into seven collectors: six electrically insulated spherical segments and a guard electrode (the rest of the sphere and the small post). Comparisons are made between the predictions of the model and DEMETER measurements for actual ionospheric plasma conditions encountered along the satellite orbit. Segment characteristics are computed numerically with PTetra, a three-dimensional particle in cell simulation code. In PTetra, space is discretized with an unstructured tetrahedral mesh, thus, enabling a good representation of the probe geometry. The model also accounts for several physical effects of importance in the interaction of spacecraft with the space environment. These include satellite charging, photoelectron, and secondary electron emissions. The model is electrostatic, but it accounts for the presence of a uniform background magnetic field. PTetra simulation results show different characteristics for the different probe segments. The current collected by each segment depends on its orientation with respect to the ram direction, the plasma composition, the magnitude, and the orientation of the magnetic field. It is observed that the presence of light H{sup +} ions leads to a significant increase in the ion current branch of the I-V curves of the negatively polarized SLP. The effect of the magnetic field is demonstrated by varying its magnitude and direction with respect to the reference magnetic field. It is found that the magnetic field appreciably affects the electron current branch of the I-V curves of certain segments on the SLP, whereas the ion current branch remains almost unaffected. PTetra simulations are validated by comparing the computed characteristics and their angular anisotropy with the DEMETER measurements, as simulation results are found to be in good agreement with the measurements.

Imtiaz, Nadia; Marchand, Richard [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1 (Canada)] [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1 (Canada); Lebreton, Jean-Pierre [Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement et de l'Espace (LPC2E), CNRS-Université d'Orléans, Orléans Cedex (France)] [Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement et de l'Espace (LPC2E), CNRS-Université d'Orléans, Orléans Cedex (France)

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Documented Safety Analysis for the B695 Segment  

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This Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) was prepared for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Building 695 (B695) Segment of the Decontamination and Waste Treatment Facility (DWTF). The report provides comprehensive information on design and operations, including safety programs and safety structures, systems and components to address the potential process-related hazards, natural phenomena, and external hazards that can affect the public, facility workers, and the environment. Consideration is given to all modes of operation, including the potential for both equipment failure and human error. The facilities known collectively as the DWTF are used by LLNL's Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management (RHWM) Division to store and treat regulated wastes generated at LLNL. RHWM generally processes low-level radioactive waste with no, or extremely low, concentrations of transuranics (e.g., much less than 100 nCi/g). Wastes processed often contain only depleted uranium and beta- and gamma-emitting nuclides, e.g., {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs, or {sup 3}H. The mission of the B695 Segment centers on container storage, lab-packing, repacking, overpacking, bulking, sampling, waste transfer, and waste treatment. The B695 Segment is used for storage of radioactive waste (including transuranic and low-level), hazardous, nonhazardous, mixed, and other waste. Storage of hazardous and mixed waste in B695 Segment facilities is in compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). LLNL is operated by the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the Department of Energy (DOE). The B695 Segment is operated by the RHWM Division of LLNL. Many operations in the B695 Segment are performed under a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) operation plan, similar to commercial treatment operations with best demonstrated available technologies. The buildings of the B695 Segment were designed and built considering such operations, using proven building systems, and keeping them as simple as possible while complying with industry standards and institutional requirements. No operations to be performed in the B695 Segment or building system are considered to be complex. No anticipated future change in the facility mission is expected to impact the extent of safety analysis documented in this DSA.

Laycak, D

2008-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Decoupling of Ionic Trasport from Segmental Relaxation in Polymer Electrolytes  

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We present detailed studies of the relationship between ionic conductivity and segmental relaxation in polymer electrolytes. The analysis shows that the ionic conductivity can be decoupled from segmental dynamics and the strength of the decoupling correlates with the fragility but not with the glass transition temperature. These results call for a revision of the current picture of ionic transport in polymer electrolytes. We relate the observed decoupling phenomenon to frustration in packing of rigid polymers, where the loose local structure is also responsible for the increase in their fragility.

Wang, Yangyang [ORNL; Agapov, Alexander L [ORNL; Fan, Fei [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Yu, Xiang [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL; Sokolov, Alexei P [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Social Brain; An Investigation into Total Social Network Size and Relationship Closeness within a Distinct Human Population  

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The ‘Social Brain Hypothesis’ suggests that selection for the expansion of the neocortex in primate species is thought to originate from the cognitive demands posed by social living. Research into primates, has shown that neocortex size...

Brown, Philippa

2008-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Oct 8, 2004 Segmentation of 3D Meshes  

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matrix W using exponential kernel 2 , 2/ , ji eji D W - = 2/12/1 -- = WLLO L : diagonal matrix of W 'sOct 8, 2004 sfsdfsfd 1 Segmentation of 3D Meshes through Spectral Clustering Rong Liu, Hao Zhang Gr

Toronto, University of

113

Design and Optimization of Compatible, Segmented Thermoelectric Generators  

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to rationally select materials for a segmented thermoelectric generator. The thermoelectric potential is used for the exact analytic expressions for materials with temperature dependent thermoelectric properties C H T T = . The thermoelectric material governs how close the efficiency can be to Carnot primarily

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Method of making segmented pyrolytic graphite sputtering targets  

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Anisotropic pyrolytic graphite wafers are oriented and bonded together such that the graphite's high thermal conductivity planes are maximized along the back surface of the segmented pyrolytic graphite target to allow for optimum heat conduction away from the sputter target's sputtering surface and to allow for maximum energy transmission from the target's sputtering surface. 2 figures.

McKernan, M.A.; Alford, C.S.; Makowiecki, D.M.; Chen, C.W.

1994-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

115

Brain Mapping Using Topology Graphs Obtained by Surface Segmentation  

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Brain Mapping Using Topology Graphs Obtained by Surface Segmentation Fabien Vivodtzev1 , Lars@ucdavis.edu Summary. Brain mapping is a technique used to alleviate the tedious and time- consuming process of annotating brains by mapping existing annotations from brain atlases to individual brains. We introduce

Linsen, Lars

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Pearling: Stroke segmentation with crusted pearl strings , J. Rossignac1  

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Center, Atlanta, GA 30332 brian.whited@gatech.edu, jarek@cc.gatech.edu 2 Siemens Corporate Research, Intelligent Vision and Reasoning Department, Princeton, NJ 08540 {greg.slabaugh, tong.fang, gozde.unal}@siemens axis transform of a desired portion of the stroke graph. No prior segmentation or thresholding

Rossignac, Jarek

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Active Shape Models & Segmentation of the Left Ventricle in Echocardiography  

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NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES, Champs sur Marne, France 2 Imaging and Visualization Department, SIEMENS transformation that projects this model to the desired image fea- tures. During the second step, a linear segmentation Research was carried out during the affiliation of the author with Siemens Corporate Research from

Paragios, Nikos

118

The Segmentation of Sparse MR Images Patrick Craig Marais  

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The Segmentation of Sparse MR Images Patrick Craig Marais A thesis submitted to the Department of Sparse MR Images Patrick C. Marais A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy ``sparse'' MR images. Sparse images were acquired in large numbers prior to the emergence of high

Marais, Patrick

119

Atlas-Based Hippocampus Segmentation In Alzheimer's Disease and Mild  

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Atlas-Based Hippocampus Segmentation In Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment Owen T of Chen to align the images to the Harvard atlas, MNI atlas, and randomly-selected, manually state, registration method, choice of atlas, and man- ual tracing protocol on the agreement between

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Simultaneous Segmentation and Filtering via Reduced Graph Cuts  

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provides small graphs while preserving thin structures but do not offer low memory usage when the amount [7,4,13]. In [7], binary energy functions are minimized for the shape fitting problem with graph cutsSimultaneous Segmentation and Filtering via Reduced Graph Cuts N. Lermé F. Malgouyres LAGA UMR CNRS

Malgouyres, François

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BAYESIAN METHOD FOR SEGMENTATION OF SAR IMAGES IN ROUGH TERRAIN  

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BAYESIAN METHOD FOR SEGMENTATION OF SAR IMAGES IN ROUGH TERRAIN Marco Caparrini1 , Klaus Seidel1 are the basis for radiometric correction. Considering SAR images, the huge amount of processing for geographic and geometric calibration and registration that is needed prior to analysis is well established. Nonetheless

Oldenburg, Carl von Ossietzky Universität

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BEaST: Brain extraction using multiresolution nonlocal segmentation  

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BEaST: Brain extraction using multiresolution nonlocal segmentation Simon F. Eskildsen1 Ã?stergaard2 , D. Louis Collins1 , and the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 1 McConnell Brain. Brain extraction is an important step in the analysis of brain images. Variability in brain morphology

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Hierarchical Segmentation of Range Images With Contour Constraints Pierre Boulanger  

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results show significant improvement of region boundary localiza- tion. A systematic comparison of our algorithm to the most well known algorithm in the literature is presented to high- light the contributions an environment or an object. For most of these applications an intermediate segmentation process is required

Alberta, University of

124

Apple Defect Segmentation by Artificial Neural Networks Devrim Unay a  

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Apple Defect Segmentation by Artificial Neural Networks Devrim Unay a Bernard Gosselin a a TCTS Lab-colored apple fruits performed by several artificial neural networks. Pixel-wise classification approach apple defects. 1 Introduction Quality of apple fruits depends on size, color, shape and presence

Dupont, Stéphane

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Temporal Segmentation of Egocentric Videos Yair Poleg Chetan Arora  

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Temporal Segmentation of Egocentric Videos Yair Poleg Chetan Arora Shmuel Peleg The Hebrew life logging egocentric videos. Browsing such long unstruc- tured videos is time consuming and tedious videos, enabling ef- ficient browsing, indexing and summarization of the long videos. Two sources

Peleg, Shmuel

126

Channel Access over Path Segments for Ultra Low Latency MANETs  

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ranges foretell MANETs with very large diameters. Indeed, an architecture where dense low-cost relays Cambridge, MA 02138 Email: ramanath@bbn.com Fabrice Tchakountio BBN Technologies Cambridge, MA 02138 Email and CTS frames that acquire the access rights for an entire segment toward the destination, with virtual

Ramanathan, Ram

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VASCULAR NETWORK SEGMENTATION: AN UNSUPERVISED APPROACH Xavier Descombes1  

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for segmenting vascular network into pathological and normal regions from considering their micro-vessel 3D- esis testing. Results are presented on 3D micro-tomographic images of the brain micro-vascular network for the systematic 3D analysis of supra- cellular structures such as micro-vascular networks [1]. Since the diameters

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Livestock & Poultry --The Largest Segment of Georgia Agriculture  

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Crops* 40% Poultry 52% Livestock & Dairy 8% Poultry -- The Largest Segment of Georgia Agriculture Percent Total by Commodity Prepared by: Georgia Poultry Federation Source: University of Georgia, 2010 Pounds Produced: 1970 ­ 2011 Prepared by: Georgia Poultry Federation From: Georgia Agricultural

Navara, Kristen

129

Segmentation for Medical Image Mining: A Technical Ashraf Elsayed1  

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Segmentation for Medical Image Mining: A Technical Report Ashraf Elsayed1 , Frans Coenen1 , Marta, such as relational databases, has been the focal point of much work in data mining. However, with advances, sound, etc). There is currently a very substantial collection of image data that can be mined

Atkinson, Katie

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SemiSupervised Learning of Probabilistic Models for ECG Segmentation  

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Semi­Supervised Learning of Probabilistic Models for ECG Segmentation Nicholas P. Hughes, Stephen J models from subjectively labelled data. We demonstrate the method on the task of automated ECG the use of wavelet methods for the representation of the ECG, and advanced duration modelling techniques

Hughes, Nick

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Semi-Supervised Learning of Probabilistic Models for ECG Segmentation  

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Semi-Supervised Learning of Probabilistic Models for ECG Segmentation Nicholas P. Hughes, Stephen J models from subjectively labelled data. We demonstrate the method on the task of automated ECG the use of wavelet methods for the representation of the ECG, and advanced duration modelling techniques

Hughes, Nick

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Transient ST-Segment Episode Detection for ECG Beat Classification  

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Transient ST-Segment Episode Detection for ECG Beat Classification Suma C. Bulusu, Miad Faezipour on the application of signal processing and artificial intelligence to the heart signal known as the ECG. The Electrocardiogram (ECG) is an electrical recording of the heart behavior and is crucial to investigating cardiac

Ng, Vincent

133

Segmentation Conditional Random Fields (SCRFs): A New Approach for  

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Segmentation Conditional Random Fields (SCRFs): A New Approach for Protein Fold Recognition Yan Liu, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA vanathi@cbmi.pitt.edu Abstract. Protein fold recognition is an important.e. the supersecondary structures or protein folds. There has been significant work on predicting some well-defined types

Carbonell, Jaime

134

Populating the Whole Landscape  

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Every de Sitter vacuum can transition to every other de Sitter vacuum despite any obstacle, despite intervening anti-de Sitter sinks, despite not being connected by an instanton. Eternal inflation populates the whole landscape.

Adam R. Brown; Alex Dahlen

2012-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Bull Trout (Salvelinus Confluentus) Population and Habitat Surveys in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette Basins, 2001 Annual Report.  

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Prior to 1978, bull trout were commonly known as dolly varden (Salvelinus malma) and were classified into an anadromous and interior form. Cavender (1978) described the interior form as a distinct species, classifying it as Salvelinus confluentus, the bull trout. Bull trout are large char weighing up to 18 kg and growing to over one meter in length (Goetz 1994). They are distinguished by a broad flat head, large downward curving maxillaries that extend beyond the eye, a fleshy knob and a notch in the lower terminus of the snout, and light colored spots normally smaller than the pupil of the eye (Cavender 1978). Bull trout are found throughout northwestern North America from latitude 41{sup o}N to 60{sup o}N. In Oregon, bull trout were once distributed throughout 12 basins in the Klamath and Columbia River systems including the Clackamas, Santiam, McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette subbasins west of the Cascades (Buchanan et al. 1997). However, it is likely that bull trout have been extirpated from west of the Cascades with the exception of the McKenzie sub-basin. McKenzie River bull trout were a contiguous population from the mouth to Tamolitch Falls prior to 1963. Three populations were isolated following the construction of Cougar and Trail Bridge Reservoirs which include the mainstem McKenzie and tributaries from the mouth to Trail Bridge Reservoir, mainstem McKenzie and tributaries above Trail Bridge Reservoir to Tamolitch Falls, and the South Fork McKenzie and tributaries above Cougar Reservoir. On June 10, 1998 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) listed the Columbia River bull trout population segment as Threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act and Buchanan et al. (1997) listed the bull trout population in the mainstem McKenzie as ''of special concern'', the South Fork McKenzie population as ''high risk of extinction,'' and the population above Trail Bridge Reservoir as ''high risk of extinction.'' Bull trout in the Middle Fork Willamette were listed as ''probably extinct.'' Our study area includes the three McKenzie populations, and a reintroduced population in the Middle Fork Willamette and tributaries above Hills Creek Reservoir. We monitored bull trout populations in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins using a combination of sampling techniques that include spawning surveys, juvenile trapping, electronic fish counters, and night snorkeling. We continued to reintroduce bull trout fry from Anderson Creek (McKenzie Basin) to the Middle Fork Willamette above Hills Creek Reservoir in an attempt to rehabilitate the bull trout population in the Middle Fork Willamette Basin. By monitoring population trends and determining life history characteristics of bull trout in McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette basins, we can make informed management decisions that will help maintain long term and sustainable bull trout populations in the upper Willamette Basin.

Taylor, Greg

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

The Distinct Element Method - Application to Structures in Jointed Rock  

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The Distinct Element Method (DEM) is a meshfree method with applications to rock mechanics, mining sciences, simulations of nuclear repositories, and the stability of underground structures. Continuum mesh-based methods have been applied successfully to many problems in geophysics. Even if the geology includes fractures and faults, when sufficiently large length scales are considered a continuum approximation may be sufficient. However, a large class of problems exist where individual rock joints must be taken into account. This includes problems where the structures of interest have sizes comparable with the block size. In addition, it is possible that while the structure may experience loads which do no measurable damage to individual blocks, some joints may fail. This may launch smaller blocks as dangerous projectiles or even cause total failure of a tunnel. Traditional grid-based continuum approaches are wholly unsuited to this class of problem. It is possible to introduce discontinuities or slide lines into existing grid-based methods, however, such limited approaches can break down when new contacts form between blocks. The distinct element method (DEM) is an alternative, meshfree approach. The DEM can directly approximate the block structure of the jointed rock using arbitrary polyhedra. Using this approach, preexisting joints are readily incorporated into the DEM model. In addition, the method detects all new contacts between blocks resulting from relative block motion. We will describe the background of the DEM and review previous application of the DEM to geophysical problems. Finally we present preliminary results from a investigation into the stability of underground structures subjected to dynamic loading.

Morris, J.P.; Glen, L.; Blair, S.; Heuze, F.

2001-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: A Distinct MaoC-like Enoyl-CoA Hydratase Architecture...  

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A Distinct MaoC-like Enoyl-CoA Hydratase Architecture Mediates Cholesterol Catabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Citation Details In-Document Search Title: A Distinct MaoC-like...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acute non-st segment Sample Search Results  

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cular care for elderly patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary... , Armstrong PW, et al. Acute coronary care in the elderly, part II: ST-segment-elevation...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas-based automatic segmentation Sample...  

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of T1 brain MRI segmentation techniques M S. Atkins*a Summary: , is an automatic brain segmentation algorithm for MRI head scans. In the algorithm, a lower intensity...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anterior segment manifestations Sample...  

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as the llnterior bllsal segment adductors, but originates on the. anterior side of the vertical... of the basal segment ant.eriorly, t.hus ... Source: National Oceanic and...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - avena coleoptile segments Sample Search...  

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transducer (Cramer and Bowman 1991a). The bathing solution for the segments was 0.5 mM CaCl2... segments were not analysed. Instead, the growing zones of the intact leaves were...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anterior segment optical Sample Search...  

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results for: anterior segment optical Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Rahul Yadav yadav@optics.rochester.edu Summary: Development of an Anterior Segment OCT system Sept 07-Present...

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Delineating Individual Trees from Lidar Data: A Comparison of Vector- and Raster-based Segmentation Approaches  

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Germany, 2012. 44. Baatz, M. ; Hoffmann, C. ; Willhauck, G.interest were segmented. Baatz, Hoffmann and Willhauck [44

Kelly, Maggi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Segmenting the Papillary Muscles and the Trabeculae from High Resolution Cardiac CT  

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to automatically segment the four chambers of the heart in four seconds. Ecabert et al. [5] presented a learning

Chen, Kuang-Yu

145

E-Print Network 3.0 - anterior eye segment Sample Search Results  

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Segment OCT system Sept 07-Present Advisor: Prof. Geunyoung Yoon, University... , Electromagnetism, Nonlinear optics, Quantum mechanics, Microscopy, ... Source: Yoon, Geunyoung -...

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Difficulties of T1 brain MRI segmentation techniques M S. Atkins*a  

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: brain segmentation, T1-head MRI, IBSR data 1. INTRODUCTION We are interested in segmenting the brain in T1-weighted head scans to find the perimeter of the brain cortex, which is useful for functional MRI , is an automatic brain segmentation algorithm for MRI head scans. In the algorithm, a lower intensity threshold, t2

Orchard, Jeffery J.

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AN ATLAS-BASED DEEP BRAIN STRUCTURE SEGMENTATION METHOD: FROM COARSE POSITIONING TO FINE SHAPING  

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AN ATLAS-BASED DEEP BRAIN STRUCTURE SEGMENTATION METHOD: FROM COARSE POSITIONING TO FINE SHAPING Segmentation of deep brain structures is a challenging task for MRI images due to blurry structure boundaries brain structures and determine an optimal sequence for the structure- by-structure segmentation. After

Chung, Albert C. S.

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Atlas-Based Under-Segmentation Christian Wachinger1,2  

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Atlas-Based Under-Segmentation Christian Wachinger1,2 and Polina Golland1 1 Computer Science the widespread, but rarely discussed, tendency of atlas-based segmentation to under-segment the organs suggested by the atlas. We propose a generative model that corrects for this effect by learning

Golland, Polina

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Video Object Segmentation through Spatially Accurate and Temporally Dense Extraction of Primary Object Regions  

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Video Object Segmentation through Spatially Accurate and Temporally Dense Extraction of Primary primary object segments in videos in the `object proposal' domain. The extracted primary object regions are then used to build object models for optimized video segmentation. The proposed approach has several

Wu, Shin-Tson

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HEART SEGMENTATION WITH AN ITERATIVE CHAN-VESE OLIVIER ROUSSEAU, YVES BOURGAULT  

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HEART SEGMENTATION WITH AN ITERATIVE CHAN-VESE ALGORITHM OLIVIER ROUSSEAU, YVES BOURGAULT Abstract. This paper presents 2D and 3D applications of the Chan-Vese model to heart and trachea segmentation. We is to segment the heart muscle from high resolution CT scans of the thorax and to produce meshes

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Fast 3D Brain Segmentation Using Dual-Front Active Contours with Optional User-Interaction  

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Fast 3D Brain Segmentation Using Dual-Front Active Contours with Optional User-Interaction Hua Li1 attributes of 3D brain segmentation algorithms in- clude robustness, accuracy, computational efficiency result. We propose a novel 3D brain cortex segmentation procedure utilizing dual- front active contours

Cohen, Laurent

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SEGMENTING A BEATING HEART USING POLYSEGMENT AND SPATIAL GPCA Avinash Ravichandran 1  

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SEGMENTING A BEATING HEART USING POLYSEGMENT AND SPATIAL GPCA Avinash Ravichandran 1 , Ren´e Vidal the prob- lem of segmenting the heart based on intensity and dynamics. We first segment the heart Polysegment. As the heart and the chest exhibit differ- ent dynamics, we model the image temporal evolution

Vidal, René

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Microscopy image segmentation tool: Robust image data analysis  

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We present a software package called Microscopy Image Segmentation Tool (MIST). MIST is designed for analysis of microscopy images which contain large collections of small regions of interest (ROIs). Originally developed for analysis of porous anodic alumina scanning electron images, MIST capabilities have been expanded to allow use in a large variety of problems including analysis of biological tissue, inorganic and organic film grain structure, as well as nano- and meso-scopic structures. MIST provides a robust segmentation algorithm for the ROIs, includes many useful analysis capabilities, and is highly flexible allowing incorporation of specialized user developed analysis. We describe the unique advantages MIST has over existing analysis software. In addition, we present a number of diverse applications to scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, magnetic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, and fluorescent confocal laser scanning microscopy.

Valmianski, Ilya, E-mail: ivalmian@ucsd.edu; Monton, Carlos; Schuller, Ivan K. [Department of Physics and Center for Advanced Nanoscience, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Center for Advanced Nanoscience, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Interactions as Seen by A Segmented Germanium Detector  

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The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, is designed for the search for ``neutrinoless double beta decay'' (0-nu-2-beta) with germanium detectors enriched in Ge76. An 18-fold segmented prototype detector for GERDA Phase II was exposed to an AmBe neutron source to improve the understanding of neutron induced backgrounds. Neutron interactions with the germanium isotopes themselves and in the surrounding materials were studied. Segment information is used to identify neutron induced peaks in the recorded energy spectra. The Geant4 based simulation package MaGe is used to simulate the experiment. Though many photon peaks from germanium isotopes excited by neutrons are correctly described by Geant4, some physics processes were identified as being incorrectly treated or even missing.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kroeninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented saddle-shaped passive stabilization conductors for toroidal plasmas  

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A large toroidal vacuum chamber for plasma generation and confinement is lined with a toroidal blanket for shielding using modules segmented in the toroidal direction. To provide passive stabilization in the same manner as a conductive vacuum chamber wall, saddle-shaped conductor loops are provided on blanket modules centered on a midplane of the toroidal chamber with horizontal conductive bars above and below the midplane, and vertical conductive legs on opposite sides of each module to provide return current paths between the upper and lower horizontal conductive bars. The close proximity of the vertical legs provided on adjacent modules without making physical contact cancel the electromagnetic field of adjacent vertical legs. The conductive bars spaced equally above and below the midplane simulate toroidal conductive loops or hoops that are continuous, for vertical stabilization of the plasma even though they are actually segmented. 5 figs.

Leuer, J.A.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmentation et appariement hierarchiques bases sur les pyramides combinatoires  

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'objets , reconstruction 3D Probl`eme d'appariement apparier des r´egions inconsistance lors de l'´etape de segmentation probl`eme d'inconsistance un m^eme objet pr´esent dans 2 images peut ^etre cod´e diff´erement dans les^ot´es. cadre ´energetique plusieurs heuristiques de fusions J.H. PRUVOT (GREYC) ICISP - 2008-10-25 6 / 32 #12

Brun, Chez Luc

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Segmented vs conventional numerals: legibility and long term retention  

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the environmental chamber. Sub jects The subjects were thirty male students between the ages of 1g and 27 from the Industrial Engineering department at Texas A&M University. Subjects were divided into three groups of 10. Procedure Exposure time and number... December 1971 Ma]or Subject: Industrial Engineering SEGMENTED VS CONVENTIONAL NUMERALS: LEGIBILITY AND LONG TERM RETENTION A Thesis STEVE EDGAR HILL Approved as to style and content by: Elias Chairman of Committee) r. A. W. ortham (Head...

Hill, Steve Edgar

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GPU-based relative fuzzy connectedness image segmentation  

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Purpose:Recently, clinical radiological research and practice are becoming increasingly quantitative. Further, images continue to increase in size and volume. For quantitative radiology to become practical, it is crucial that image segmentation algorithms and their implementations are rapid and yield practical run time on very large data sets. The purpose of this paper is to present a parallel version of an algorithm that belongs to the family of fuzzy connectedness (FC) algorithms, to achieve an interactive speed for segmenting large medical image data sets. Methods: The most common FC segmentations, optimizing an Script-Small-L {sub {infinity}}-based energy, are known as relative fuzzy connectedness (RFC) and iterative relative fuzzy connectedness (IRFC). Both RFC and IRFC objects (of which IRFC contains RFC) can be found via linear time algorithms, linear with respect to the image size. The new algorithm, P-ORFC (for parallel optimal RFC), which is implemented by using NVIDIA's Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) platform, considerably improves the computational speed of the above mentioned CPU based IRFC algorithm. Results: Experiments based on four data sets of small, medium, large, and super data size, achieved speedup factors of 32.8 Multiplication-Sign , 22.9 Multiplication-Sign , 20.9 Multiplication-Sign , and 17.5 Multiplication-Sign , correspondingly, on the NVIDIA Tesla C1060 platform. Although the output of P-ORFC need not precisely match that of IRFC output, it is very close to it and, as the authors prove, always lies between the RFC and IRFC objects. Conclusions: A parallel version of a top-of-the-line algorithm in the family of FC has been developed on the NVIDIA GPUs. An interactive speed of segmentation has been achieved, even for the largest medical image data set. Such GPU implementations may play a crucial role in automatic anatomy recognition in clinical radiology.

Zhuge Ying; Ciesielski, Krzysztof C.; Udupa, Jayaram K.; Miller, Robert W. [Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States); Department of Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States) and Medical Image Processing Group, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States); Medical Image Processing Group, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States); Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (United States)

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Population Ecology Philip M. Dixon  

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Population Ecology Philip M. Dixon Department of Statistics Iowa State University 20 December 2001 Population ecology is the discipline in ecology that deals with the structure and dynamics (e.g. growth interacting populations. Population ecology is closely related to other ecological disciplines, e

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analysis reveal distinct Sample Search...  

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are revealed; suggestions... of Balkan idioms (past and present) were analyzed in terms of Jakobsonian distinctive features. Various... quantitatively has been devised. The...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analysis reveals distinct Sample Search...  

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are revealed; suggestions... of Balkan idioms (past and present) were analyzed in terms of Jakobsonian distinctive features. Various... quantitatively has been devised. The...

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Toward 150 Years of Distinction & A New Gold Standard of University Performance  

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unique history and distinctive strengths, refining our strategies, and reinventing our institution to continuously enhance our worth. Universities are the wellspring of the knowledge economy, bringing a high

Ida, Nathan

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Population and Climate Change:Population and Climate Change: Coupling Population Models withCoupling Population Models with  

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Coupling Population Models with Earth System ModelsEarth System Models Eugenia Kalnay, Safa Motesharrei, Jorge Rivas Change: Fully Coupling Population and Earth System Models" My research at the U. of Maryland #12

Kalnay, Eugenia

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Every invertible matrix is diagonally equivalent to a matrix with distinct eigenvalues  

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Every invertible matrix is diagonally equivalent to a matrix with distinct eigenvalues Man-Duen Choi , Zejun Huang , Chi-Kwong Li , and Nung-Sing Sze§ Abstract We show that for every invertible n�n complex matrix A there is an n�n diagonal invertible D such that AD has distinct eigenvalues. Using

Li, Chi-Kwong

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RAPID COMMUNICATION Activation of Distinct Motor Cortex Regions During Ipsilateral and  

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RAPID COMMUNICATION Activation of Distinct Motor Cortex Regions During Ipsilateral, Judith D. Schaechter, complex motor tasks (Rao et al. 1993; Salmelin et al. 1995), George Bush, and Bruce R. Rosen. Activation of distinct motor in the generation of increased levels of force (Dettmers et

Schaechter, Judith D.

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DAVID L. PIKE Columbia University, Ph.D. with Distinction in Comparative Literature, 1993.  

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DAVID L. PIKE EDUCATION Columbia University, Ph.D. with Distinction in Comparative Literature, 1993. Columbia University, M.A. in French and Romance Philology, 1987. Swarthmore College, B.A. with Distinction Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1993­95. Preceptor

Lansky, Joshua

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anterior segment syndrome Sample Search...  

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syndrome Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: anterior segment syndrome Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Surgeon: ...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ares 1-x segments Sample Search Results  

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Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 19 Image Segmentation Via Iterative Geodesic Averaging Asmaa Hosni, Michael Bleyer and Margrit Gelautz Summary: -world images that...

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Spherical cloaking using nonlinear transformations for improved segmentation into concentric isotropic coatings  

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Two novel classes of spherical invisibility cloaks based on nonlinear transformation have been studied. The cloaking characteristics are presented by segmenting the nonlinear transformation based spherical cloak into ...

Hu, Li

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E-Print Network 3.0 - anterior st-segment elevation Sample Search...  

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of Utah Collection: Biology and Medicine ; Engineering 8 Sudden Cardiac Arrest: ECG Repolarization after Resuscitation Summary: elevation nor ERep Group 2: ST segment...

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Beam Test of a Segmented Foil SEM Grid  

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A prototype Secondary-electron Emission Monitor (SEM) was installed in the 8 GeV proton transport line for the MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab. The SEM is a segmented grid made with 5 um Ti foils, intended for use in the 120 GeV NuMI beam at Fermilab. Similar to previous workers, we found that the full collection of the secondary electron signal requires a bias voltage to draw the ejected electrons cleanly off the foils, and this effect is more pronounced at larger beam intensity. The beam centroid and width resolutions of the SEM were measured at beam widths of 3, 7, and 8 mm, and compared to calculations. Extrapolating the data from this beam test, we expect a centroid and width resolutions of 20um and 25 um, respectively, in the NuMI beam which has 1 mm spot size.

S. Kopp; D. Indurthy; Z. Pavlovich; M. Proga; R. Zwaska; S. Childress; R. Ford; C. Kendziora; T. Kobilarcik; C. Moore; G. Tassotto

2005-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the Contemporary Population Structure and Admixture of Atlantic Swordfish (Xiphias gladius L.) via Mixed Stock Analysis and Bayesian Clustering of Multiple Nuclear SNPS Genotyped through High Resolution Melting  

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North Atlantic and South Atlantic swordfish (Xiphias gladius L.) are currently managed as two stocks separated at 5°N. While previous studies of genetic population structure using both mitochondrial and nuclear DNA confirm two genetically distinct...

Smith, Brad 1979-

2012-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave Front Interaction Model of Stabilized Propagating Wave Segments Vladimir S. Zykov1  

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Wave Front Interaction Model of Stabilized Propagating Wave Segments Vladimir S. Zykov1 and Kenneth; published 14 February 2005) A wave front interaction model is developed to describe the relationship between excitability and the size and shape of stabilized wave segments in a broad class of weakly excitable media

Showalter, Kenneth

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A geodesic voting shape prior to constrain the level set evolution for the segmentation of tubular  

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A geodesic voting shape prior to constrain the level set evolution for the segmentation of tubular a geodesic voting method to segment tree struc- tures, such as retinal or cardiac blood vessels. Many authors have used minimal cost paths, or similarly geodesics relative to a weight potential P, to find a vessel

Cohen, Laurent

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Multi-atlas Segmentation in Head and Neck CT Scans Amelia M. Arbisser  

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Multi-atlas Segmentation in Head and Neck CT Scans by Amelia M. Arbisser B.S., Computer Science of Engineering Thesis Committee #12;2 #12;Multi-atlas Segmentation in Head and Neck CT Scans by Amelia M, we employ an atlas of labeled training images. We register each of these images to the unlabeled

Golland, Polina

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Segmented Waves from a Spatiotemporal Transverse Wave Instability Lingfa Yang, Igal Berenstein, and Irving R. Epstein*  

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Segmented Waves from a Spatiotemporal Transverse Wave Instability Lingfa Yang, Igal Berenstein observe traveling waves emitted from Turing spots in the chlorine dioxide-iodine-malonic acid reaction. The newborn waves are continuous, but they break into segments as they propagate, and the propagation

Epstein, Irving R.

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An Integrated Method of Adaptive Enhancement for Unsupervised Segmentation of MRI Brain Images  

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An Integrated Method of Adaptive Enhancement for Unsupervised Segmentation of MRI Brain Images of the adaptive enhancement for an unsupervised global-to-local segmentation of brain tissues in three-dimensional (3-D) MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) images. Three brain tissues are of interest: CSF (Cerebro

Pizurica, Aleksandra

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Fast, Streaming 3D Levelset on the GPU for Smooth Multi-phase Segmentation  

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Fast, Streaming 3D Levelset on the GPU for Smooth Multi-phase Segmentation Ojaswa Sharma1 , Qin at Austin, Austin, Texas, 78712-0027, USA {zqyork@ices,bajaj@cs}.utexas.edu Abstract. Level set method based. We show vol- umetric segmentation using higher order, multi-phase level set method with speedups

Texas at Austin, University of

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AUTOMATIC HOT SPOT DETECTION AND SEGMENTATION IN WHOLE BODY FDG-PET IMAGES Haiying Guan1  

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AUTOMATIC HOT SPOT DETECTION AND SEGMENTATION IN WHOLE BODY FDG-PET IMAGES Haiying Guan1 , Toshiro a system for automatic hot spots detection and segmentation in whole body FDG-PET images. The main in clinical PET images. 1.INTRODUCTION Positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorine-18 de- oxyglucose

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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A Robust Audio Classification and Segmentation Method Lie Lu, Hao Jiang and HongJiang Zhang  

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A Robust Audio Classification and Segmentation Method Lie Lu, Hao Jiang and HongJiang Zhang for audio classification that is capable of segmenting and classifying an audio stream into speech, music, environment sound and silence. Audio classification is processed in two steps, which makes it suitable

Jiang, Hao

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Identification of Segments of French Urban Public Transport with a Latent Class Frontier Model  

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Identification of Segments of French Urban Public Transport with a Latent Class Frontier Model from 1995 to 2002 with unbalanced panel data. The latent class frontier model is used allowing the identification of different segments in the production frontier. We find that there are three statistically

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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UNSUPERVISED MINING OF AUDIOVISUALLY CONSISTENT SEGMENTS IN VIDEOS WITH APPLICATION TO STRUCTURE ANALYSIS  

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UNSUPERVISED MINING OF AUDIOVISUALLY CONSISTENT SEGMENTS IN VIDEOS WITH APPLICATION TO STRUCTURE technique is proposed to discover repeating video segments exhibiting audio and visual con- sistency accurate detection of the underlying event throughout the video. Event min- ing is applied to unsupervised

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Evaluation of Segmentation Techniques for Inventory Management in Large Scale Multi-Item Inventory Systems1  

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1 Evaluation of Segmentation Techniques for Inventory Management in Large Scale Multi-Item Inventory Systems1 Manuel D. Rossetti2 , Ph. D., P. E. Department of Industrial Engineering University of their inventory policies in a large-scale multi-item inventory system. Conventional inventory segmentation

Rossetti, Manuel D.

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Gestural Cohesion for Topic Segmentation Jacob Eisenstein and Regina Barzilay and Randall Davis  

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Gestural Cohesion for Topic Segmentation Jacob Eisenstein and Regina Barzilay and Randall Davis Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA 02139 {jacobe, regina, davis}@csail.mit.edu Abstract This paper explores-defined discourse segments. An advan- tage of this view is that gestures can be brought to bear on discourse

Barzilay, Regina

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A Multi-HMM Approach to ECG Segmentation Julien Thomas, Cedric Rose and Francois Charpillet  

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A Multi-HMM Approach to ECG Segmentation Julien Thomas, C´edric Rose and Franc¸ois Charpillet INRIA studies require to analyze thousands of ECGs in order to evaluate the side effects of a new drug. In this paper we present a new approach to automatic ECG segmentation based on hierarchic continuous density hid

Boyer, Edmond

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Improving the transition modelling in hidden Markov models for ECG segmentation  

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Improving the transition modelling in hidden Markov models for ECG segmentation Benoît Frénay, Gaël/ELEC/DICE - Place du Levant, 3 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Abstract. The segmentation of ECG signal is a useful-dependent. Experiments show that both methods improve the results on pathological ECG signals. 1 Introduction Physicians

Verleysen, Michel

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A Support System for ECG Segmentation Based on Hidden Markov Models  

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A Support System for ECG Segmentation Based on Hidden Markov Models Julien Thomas, C´edric Rose, Franc¸ois Charpillet Abstract-- Pharmaceutic studies require to analyze thousands of ECGs in order of probabilistic models for automatic ECG segmentation. We used a bayesian HMM clustering algorithm to partition

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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DISTINCT CHEMICAL REGIONS IN THE ''PRESTELLAR'' INFRARED DARK CLOUD G028.23-00.19  

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We have observed the Infrared Dark Cloud (IRDC) G028.23-00.19 at 3.3 mm using the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy. In its center, the IRDC hosts one of the most massive ({approx}1520 M{sub Sun }) quiescent, cold (12 K) clumps known (MM1). The low temperature, high NH{sub 2}D abundance, narrow molecular line widths, and absence of embedded infrared sources (from 3.6 to 70 {mu}m) indicate that the clump is likely prestellar. Strong SiO emission with broad line widths (6-9 km s{sup -1}) and high abundances ((0.8-4) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -9}) is detected in the northern and southern regions of the IRDC, unassociated with MM1. We suggest that SiO is released to the gas phase from the dust grains through shocks produced by outflows from undetected intermediate-mass stars or clusters of low-mass stars deeply embedded in the IRDC. A weaker SiO component with narrow line widths ({approx}2 km s{sup -1}) and low abundances (4.3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -11}) is detected in the center-west region, consistent with either a ''subcloud-subcloud'' collision or an unresolved population of a few low-mass stars. We report widespread CH{sub 3}OH emission throughout the whole IRDC and the first detection of extended narrow methanol emission ({approx}2 km s{sup -1}) in a cold, massive prestellar clump (MM1). We suggest that the most likely mechanism releasing methanol into the gas phase in such a cold region is the exothermicity of grain-surface reactions. HN{sup 13}C reveals that the IRDC is actually composed of two distinct substructures ({sup s}ubclouds{sup )} separated in velocity space by {approx}1.4 km s{sup -1}. The narrow SiO component arises where the subclouds overlap. The spatial distribution of C{sub 2}H resembles that of NH{sub 2}D, which suggests that C{sub 2}H also traces cold gas in this IRDC.

Sanhueza, Patricio; Jackson, James M. [Institute for Astrophysical Research, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 (United States); Foster, Jonathan B. [Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States); Jimenez-Serra, Izaskun [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Dirienzo, William J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 3818, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Pillai, Thushara, E-mail: patricio@bu.edu [Caltech, MC 249-17, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Microfluidic device and method for focusing, segmenting, and dispensing of a fluid stream  

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A microfluidic device and method for forming and dispensing minute volume segments of a material are described. In accordance with the present invention, a microfluidic device and method are provided for spatially confining the material in a focusing element. The device is also adapted for segmenting the confined material into minute volume segments, and dispensing a volume segment to a waste or collection channel. The device further includes means for driving the respective streams of sample and focusing fluids through respective channels into a chamber, such that the focusing fluid streams spatially confine the sample material. The device may also include additional means for driving a minute volume segment of the spatially confined sample material into a collection channel in fluid communication with the waste reservoir.

Jacobson, Stephen C [Knoxville, TN; Ramsey, J Michael [Knoxville, TN

2008-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous segmentation and reconstruction: A level set method approach for limited view computed tomography  

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Purpose: An iterative tomographic reconstruction algorithm that simultaneously segments and reconstructs the reconstruction domain is proposed and applied to tomographic reconstructions from a sparse number of projection images. Methods: The proposed algorithm uses a two-phase level set method segmentation in conjunction with an iterative tomographic reconstruction to achieve simultaneous segmentation and reconstruction. The simultaneous segmentation and reconstruction is achieved by alternating between level set function evolutions and per-region intensity value updates. To deal with the limited number of projections, a priori information about the reconstruction is enforced via penalized likelihood function. Specifically, smooth function within each region (piecewise smooth function) and bounded function intensity values for each region are assumed. Such a priori information is formulated into a quadratic objective function with linear bound constraints. The level set function evolutions are achieved by artificially time evolving the level set function in the negative gradient direction; the intensity value updates are achieved by using the gradient projection conjugate gradient algorithm. Results: The proposed simultaneous segmentation and reconstruction results were compared to ''conventional'' iterative reconstruction (with no segmentation), iterative reconstruction followed by segmentation, and filtered backprojection. Improvements of 6%-13% in the normalized root mean square error were observed when the proposed algorithm was applied to simulated projections of a numerical phantom and to real fan-beam projections of the Catphan phantom, both of which did not satisfy the a priori assumptions. Conclusions: The proposed simultaneous segmentation and reconstruction resulted in improved reconstruction image quality. The algorithm correctly segments the reconstruction space into regions, preserves sharp edges between different regions, and smoothes the noise within each region. The proposed algorithm framework has the flexibility to be adapted to different a priori constraints while maintaining the benefits achieved by the simultaneous segmentation and reconstruction.

Yoon, Sungwon; Pineda, Angel R.; Fahrig, Rebecca [Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Department of Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton, California 92834 (United States); Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Distinction in Research and Creative Works Electrical and Computer Engineering Department  

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Distinction in Research and Creative Works Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the curriculum. In the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, students conduct research in computer engineering, neuroengineering, photonics and nanoengineering, and systems. Our students have had much external

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QUANTUM ALGORITHMS FOR ELEMENT DISTINCTNESS HARRY BUHRMAN, CHRISTOPH DURR, MARK HEILIGMAN, PETER HYER,  

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QUANTUM ALGORITHMS FOR ELEMENT DISTINCTNESS HARRY BUHRMAN, CHRISTOPH D¨URR, MARK HEILIGMAN§, PETER 6111, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755, USA. Email: mheilig@zombie.ncsc.mil. ¶Dept. of Comp. Sci

Fondements et Applications, Université Paris 7

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Differing risk factor profiles of ischemic stroke subtypes: evidence for a distinct lacunar arteriopathy?   

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Background and Purpose Differences in risk factor profiles between lacunar and other ischemic stroke subtypes may provide evidence for a distinct lacunar arteriopathy, but existing studies have limitations. We overcame these by pooling individual...

Jackson, Caroline Anne; Hutchinson, A; Dennis, MS; Wardlaw, Joanna M; Lindgren, A; Norrving, B; Anderson, CS; Hankey, GJ; Jamrozik, K; Appelros, P; Sudlow, Cathie

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MICROBIAL POPULATIONS FECAL PELLETS AND  

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MICROBIAL POPULATIONS FECAL PELLETS AND AND BIOLU}IINESCENCEOF OCEANIC SEDII,IENTTRAP PARTICLES activities of microbial populations associated with fecal pellets col-Lecteo from oceanic zooplankton were (indicators of microbial growth and reproduction rates, respectively) were monitored in fecal pellets at time

Luther, Douglas S.

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POPULATION GEOGRAPHY Instructor: Dr. Carr  

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in a year · Crude rates may be misleading: - e.g., CDR, US (8) vs. Mexico (5) -What's going on here? -Are: #12;HOW DOES POPULATION CHANGE? #12;Population Change = Fertility ­ Mortality +/- Migration #12;Crude Birth Rate (CBR): Births/1000 individuals in a year Crude Death Rate (CDR): Deaths/1000 individuals

Lopez-Carr, David

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Perturbation Theory for Population Dynamics  

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We prove that a recently proposed homotopy perturbation method for the treatment of population dynamics is just the Taylor expansion of the population variables about initial time. Our results show that this perturbation method fails to provide the global features of the ecosystem dynamics.

Francisco M. Fernandez

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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TWO POPULATIONS OF GAMMA-RAY BURST RADIO AFTERGLOWS  

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The detection rate of gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows is ?30% at radio wavelengths, much lower than in the X-ray (?95%) or optical (?70%) bands. The cause of this low radio detection rate has previously been attributed to limited observing sensitivity. We use visibility stacking to test this idea, and conclude that the low detection rate is instead due to two intrinsically different populations of GRBs: radio-bright and radio-faint. We calculate that no more than 70% of GRB afterglows are truly radio-bright, leaving a significant population of GRBs that lack a radio afterglow. These radio-bright GRBs have higher gamma-ray fluence, isotropic energies, X-ray fluxes, and optical fluxes than the radio-faint GRBs, thus confirming the existence of two physically distinct populations. We suggest that the gamma-ray efficiency of the prompt emission is responsible for the difference between the two populations. We also discuss the implications for future radio and optical surveys.

Hancock, P. J.; Gaensler, B. M.; Murphy, T., E-mail: Paul.Hancock@Sydney.edu.au [Also at Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. (Australia)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy demand and population changes  

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Since World War II, US energy demand has grown more rapidly than population, so that per capita consumption of energy was about 60% higher in 1978 than in 1947. Population growth and the expansion of per capita real incomes have led to a greater use of energy. The aging of the US population is expected to increase per capita energy consumption, despite the increase in the proportion of persons over 65, who consume less energy than employed persons. The sharp decline in the population under 18 has led to an expansion in the relative proportion of population in the prime-labor-force age groups. Employed persons are heavy users of energy. The growth of the work force and GNP is largely attributable to the growing participation of females. Another important consequence of female employment is the growth in ownership of personal automobiles. A third factor pushing up labor-force growth is the steady influx of illegal aliens.

Allen, E.L.; Edmonds, J.A.

1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive processing of thin structures to augment segmentation of dual-channel structural MRI of the human brain   

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This thesis presents a method for the segmentation of dual-channel structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) volumes of the human brain into four tissue classes. The state-of-the-art FSL FAST segmentation software ...

Withers, James

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and development of a 329-segment tip-tilt piston mirror array for space-based adaptive optics  

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Design and development of a 329-segment tip-tilt piston mirror array for space-based adaptive. It consists of 329-hexagonal segments on a 600 m pitch, each with tip/tilt and piston degrees of freedom

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Joint Segmentation and Classification of Human Actions in Video Minh Hoai Zhen-Zhong Lan Fernando De la Torre  

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Joint Segmentation and Classification of Human Actions in Video Minh Hoai Zhen-Zhong Lan Fernando@gmail.com, ftorre@cs.cmu.edu Abstract Automatic video segmentation and action recognition has been a long-standing problem in computer vision. Much work in the literature treats video segmentation and action recognition

De la Torre, Fernando

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Initiation propagation and termination of elastodynamic ruptures associated with segmentation of faults and shaking  

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Initiation propagation and termination of elastodynamic ruptures associated with segmentation the initiation, propagation, and termination of ruptures and their relationship to fault geometry and shaking of terminations near fault ends; and persistent propagation directivity effects. Taking advantage of long

Shaw, Bruce E.

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Overview of the Electrical Energy Segment of the Energy Information Administration/ Manufacturing Consumption Report  

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, liquefied petroleum gas, coke and breeze, coal, and electricity, only the electricity segment is overviewed. Along with pure electrical energy consumption information, newly available data covers methods that manufacturers used to purchase and modify...

Lockhead, S.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acute st-segment elevation Sample Search...  

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Impact of age on treatment and outcomes in ST-elevation myocardial infarction Summary: , Armstrong PW, et al. Acute coronary care in the elderly, part II: ST-segment-elevation...

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A generative model for brain tumor segmentation in multi-modal images  

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We propose a nonparametric, probabilistic model for the automatic segmentation of medical images, given a training set of images and corresponding label maps. The resulting inference algorithms rely on pairwise registrations ...

Sabuncu, Mert R.

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SEGMENTING CROSSING FIBER GEOMETRIES USING FLUID MECHANICS TENSOR DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION TRACTOGRAPHY  

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SEGMENTING CROSSING FIBER GEOMETRIES USING FLUID MECHANICS TENSOR DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION introduce a fluid mechanics based tractography method that estimates the most likely connection path between using fluid mechanics based tractography has demonstrated superior performance vs. other competing

Thompson, Paul

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Image Segmentation by Complex-Valued Units Cornelius Weber and Stefan Wermter  

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Image Segmentation by Complex-Valued Units Cornelius Weber and Stefan Wermter Hybrid Intelligent-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005 #12;520 C. Weber and S. Wermter be used for mutual binding and segregation

Weber, Cornelius

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Image Segmentation by ComplexValued Units Cornelius Weber and Stefan Wermter  

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Image Segmentation by Complex­Valued Units Cornelius Weber and Stefan Wermter Hybrid Intelligent # Springer­Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005 #12; 520 C. Weber and S. Wermter be used for mutual binding

Weber, Cornelius

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Semantic segmentation of street scenes by superpixel co-occurrence and 3D geometry  

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in daylight and dusk. 1. Introduction Combining object segmentation and recognition is one of the fundamental- order Markov Random Field (MRF), where the final label- ing is obtained as a MAP solution of the labels

Kosecka, Jana

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The Influence of Adjacent Segment on the Reliability of Cu Dual Damascene Interconnects  

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Three terminal â??dotted-I’ interconnect structures, with vias at both ends and an additional via in the middle, were tested under various test conditions. Mortalities (failures) were found in right segments with jL value ...

Chang, Choon Wai

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Effect of auxin on Golgi-mediated cell wall synthesis in pea stem segments  

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Stem segments of 7 day-old etiolated Pisum sativum seedlings were abraded using carborundum powder. Batches of segments were pulsed in (/sup 3/H) glucose followed by a chase in cold glucose in the presence or absence of 1AA, then homogenized by chopping with a razor blade. A rate-zonal centrifugation on a linear sucrose gradient was used to separate dictyosomes and secretory vesicles, and membrane-bound radioactivity determined as a measure of Golgi material in the cytoplasm. The amount of membrane-bound radioactivity was increased in tissues treated with 1AA for 30 min, indicative of an enhanced Golgi content in such segments. This increase thus precedes the sustained increase in auxin-stimulated growth of stem segments which occurs around 35-45 min after exposure to auxin and which is thought to be due to increased cell wall synthesis.

Brummell, D.A.; Maclachlan, G.A.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vortex nozzle for segmenting and transporting metal chips from turning operations  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Apparatus for collecting, segmenting and conveying metal chips from machining operations utilizes a compressed gas driven vortex nozzle for receiving the chip and twisting it to cause the chip to segment through the application of torsional forces to the chip. The vortex nozzle is open ended and generally tubular in shape with a converging inlet end, a constant diameter throat section and a diverging exhaust end. Compressed gas is discharged through angled vortex ports in the nozzle throat section to create vortex flow in the nozzle and through an annular inlet at the entrance to the converging inlet end to create suction at the nozzle inlet and cause ambient air to enter the nozzle. The vortex flow in the nozzle causes the metal chip to segment and the segments thus formed to pass out of the discharge end of the nozzle where they are collected, cleaned and compacted as needed.

Bieg, L.F.

1993-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - amplified mtdna segments Sample Search...  

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results for: amplified mtdna segments Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 42(3):304-309,2001 FORENSIC SCIENCES Summary: mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing is the low power of...

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QUANTUM ALGORITHMS FOR ELEMENT DISTINCTNESS HARRY BUHRMAN, CHRISTOPH DURR, MARK HEILIGMAN, PETER HYER,  

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QUANTUM ALGORITHMS FOR ELEMENT DISTINCTNESS HARRY BUHRMAN, CHRISTOPH D¨URR, MARK HEILIGMAN§, PETER] which is 2-to-1, i.e. i [N]!j [N], i = j : f(i) = f(j) output i, j [N] with i = j and f(i) = f(j

Magniez, Frédéric

215

Distinct patterns of language impairment in Down's syndrome and Williams syndrome: The case of  

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Distinct patterns of language impairment in Down's syndrome and Williams syndrome: The case-reflexive pronouns and on the comprehension of active and passive sentences in eight adolescents with Down's Syndrome patterns of impairment. q 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Down's syndrome; Williams

Stromswold, Karin

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Specific T-type calcium channel isoforms are associated with distinct burst phenotypes  

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timing loop important for cerebellar functions (14). In Purkinje cells T-type calcium channels contributeSpecific T-type calcium channel isoforms are associated with distinct burst phenotypes in deep-type calcium channels are thought to transform neuronal output to a burst mode by generating low voltage

Turner, Ray

217

Distinct large-scale turbulent-laminar states in transitional pipe flow  

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Distinct large-scale turbulent-laminar states in transitional pipe flow David Moxey1 and Dwight) When fluid flows through a channel, pipe, or duct, there are two basic forms of motion: smooth laminar numerical computations in pipes of variable lengths up to 125 diameters to investigate the nature of transi

Barkley, Dwight

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Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive Distinct Electrical and Chemical Connectivity Maps in the  

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Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive Distinct Electrical and Chemical Connectivity Maps in the Thalamic the network during normal sleep and in absence epilepsy, but the chemical versus electrical nature (horizontal) plane, chemical connectivity had higher incidence (60% of recorded neurons vs 40% in vertical

Huguenard, John R.

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As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice  

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1 #12;2 Mission As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate in fall 2004 #12;4 Expanding academic endeavor 2006: NanoJapan (U.S.-Japan cooperative research Infodynamics with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 2010: Institute for Urban Research 2010

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Distinct Patterns of Expression But Similar Biochemical Properties of Protein L-Isoaspartyl Methyltransferase in  

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and Biochemistry and the Molecular Biology Institute, Paul D. Boyer Hall, University of California, Los Angeles) plants in patterns distinct from those previously seen in winter wheat (Triticum aestivum cv Augusta) is similar to that of winter wheat. Although high levels of activity are found in the seeds of all

Clarke, Steven

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Distinct compositional thin layers at mid-mantle depths beneath northeast China revealed by the USArray  

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Natural Gas Institute, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China b Department of Earth Science, RiceDistinct compositional thin layers at mid-mantle depths beneath northeast China revealed crust northeast China USArray a b s t r a c t We observe a clear seismic arrival at $35­45 s after

Niu, Fenglin

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Distinct compositional thin layers at mid-mantle depths beneath northeast China revealed by the USArray  

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Natural Gas Institute, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China b Department of Earth Science, RiceDistinct compositional thin layers at mid-mantle depths beneath northeast China revealed February 2013 Keywords: S to P converted wave mid-mantle reflectors subducted oceanic crust northeast China

Niu, Fenglin

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Two Distinctive Granite Suites in the SW Bohemian Massif and their Record of  

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Two Distinctive Granite Suites in the SW Bohemian Massif and their Record of Emplacement types of gneisses, migmatites and granites dominate the out- crops of the Bavarian Forest characteristics ofa crustal root zone. Fourteen granite intrusions from this area have been dated by the single

Siebel, Wolfgang

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Two Distinctive Granite Suites in the Southwestern Bohemian Massif: Reply to  

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Two Distinctive Granite Suites in the Southwestern Bohemian Massif: Reply to F. Finger and M. Rene geochemical and geochronological analyses of mainly crustal-derived late Variscan granites (328^321 Ma) from the Bavarian Forest, Moldanubian unit, Bohemian Massif. As an important observation, a high Ca^Sr^Y granite

Siebel, Wolfgang

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Three distinct kinetic groupings of the synaptotagmin family: Candidate sensors for rapid and  

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Three distinct kinetic groupings of the synaptotagmin family: Candidate sensors for rapid, syt I, appears to function as a Ca2 sensor that triggers the rapid exocytosis of synaptic vesicles much slower disassembly kinetics than does syt I, might function as Ca2 sensors for asynchronous

Chapman, Edwin R.

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Heavy Metal Stress. Activation of Distinct Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Pathways  

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, 2003; Polle and Schu¨tzendu¨bel, 2003). Heavy metal toxicity comprises inactivation of biomole- culesHeavy Metal Stress. Activation of Distinct Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Pathways by Copper, Vienna Biocenter, A­1030 Vienna, Austria Excessive amounts of heavy metals adversely affect plant growth

Hirt, Heribert

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SLUG -- Stochastically Lighting Up Galaxies. III: A Suite of Tools for Simulated Photometry, Spectroscopy, and Bayesian Inference with Stochastic Stellar Populations  

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Stellar population synthesis techniques for predicting the observable light emitted by a stellar population have extensive applications in numerous areas of astronomy. However, accurate predictions for small populations of young stars, such as those found in individual star clusters, star-forming dwarf galaxies, and small segments of spiral galaxies, require that the population be treated stochastically. Conversely, accurate deductions of the properties of such objects also requires consideration of stochasticity. Here we describe a comprehensive suite of modular, open-source software tools for tackling these related problems. These include: a greatly-enhanced version of the slug code introduced by da Silva et al. (2012), which computes spectra and photometry for stochastically- or deterministically-sampled stellar populations with nearly-arbitrary star formation histories, clustering properties, and initial mass functions; cloudy_slug, a tool that automatically couples slug-computed spectra with the cloudy r...

Krumholz, Mark R; da Silva, Robert L; Rendahl, Theodore; Parra, Jonathan

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The stellar population of bulges  

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This review summarizes the properties of the stellar population in bulges as observed in nearby or distant spiral galaxies. It gives a particular emphasis to the comparison with elliptical galaxies, when possible. The criteria of sample selection and choices in data analysis are addressed when they may be involved in discrepant results reached by different studies.

P. Jablonka

2007-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Population and Climate Change:Population and Climate Change: Coupling Population Models withCoupling Population Models with  

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carbon over the next 40 years as adopting low-carbon technologies Concluded: Family planning is cost / Capita Outputs: 1. Emissions CO2, Methane, etc 2. Waste Products Garbage, Toxics, etc 3. Surface Changes are needed to: · Stabilize population and · Stabilize industrial production per person · Adopt technologies

Kalnay, Eugenia

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Population Displacements Associated with Environmentally  

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Socio economic Impacts Enviro Impacts Dam Climate Change Fresh H20 Salinization Drought Flood infrastructure Climate Impact(s) Infrastructure development objectives Socio economic Impacts Enviro Impacts ­ Environmental impacts of major infrastructure projects 2 P l i di l i d i h l i f2. Population displacements

Columbia University

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Population Ecology ISSN 1438-3896  

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1 23 Population Ecology ISSN 1438-3896 Popul Ecol DOI 10.1007/s10144-012-0352-3 Impacts of enemy of Population Ecology and Springer Japan. This e-offprint is for personal use only and shall not be self of Population Ecology and Springer Japan 2012 Abstract In this study, we used data from both experi- ments

de Aguiar, Marcus A. M.

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Shrinking Global Population: A futuristic scenario  

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global population it will not be a game-changer. #12;Measures for changes in total births 1. TotalShrinking Global Population: A futuristic scenario or a current challenge. Hillel Bar of RSAI - Atlanta November 15, 2013 #12;The evolution of global population Year Global Population

Nagurney, Anna

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Segmentation of the Outer Contact on P-Type Coaxial Germanium Detectors  

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Germanium detector arrays are needed for low-level counting facilities. The practical applications of such user facilities include characterization of low-level radioactive samples. In addition, the same detector arrays can also perform important fundamental physics measurements including the search for rare events like neutrino-less double-beta decay. Coaxial germanium detectors having segmented outer contacts will provide the next level of sensitivity improvement in low background measurements. The segmented outer detector contact allows performance of advanced pulse shape analysis measurements that provide additional background reduction. Currently, n-type (reverse electrode) germanium coaxial detectors are used whenever a segmented coaxial detector is needed because the outer boron (electron barrier) contact is thin and can be segmented. Coaxial detectors fabricated from p-type germanium cost less, have better resolution, and are larger than n-type coaxial detectors. However, it is difficult to reliably segment p-type coaxial detectors because thick (~1 mm) lithium-diffused (hole barrier) contacts are the standard outside contact for p-type coaxial detectors. During this Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) we have researched the possibility of using amorphous germanium contacts as a thin outer contact of p-type coaxial detectors that can be segmented. We have developed amorphous germanium contacts that provide a very high hole barrier on small planar detectors. These easily segmented amorphous germanium contacts have been demonstrated to withstand several thousand volts/cm electric fields with no measurable leakage current (<1 pA) from charge injection over the hole barrier. We have also demonstrated that the contact can be sputter deposited around and over the curved outside surface of a small p-type coaxial detector. The amorphous contact has shown good rectification properties on the outside of a small p-type coaxial detector. These encouraging results are the first fundamental steps toward demonstrating the viability of the amorphous germanium contacts for much larger segmented p-type coaxial detectors. Large segmented p-type coaxial detectors based on this technology could serve as the gamma-ray spectrometers on instruments such as the Radionuclide Aerosol Sampler/Analyzer (RASA). These detectors will provide a more sensitive, lower background measurement than currently available unsegmented p-type coaxial detectors.

Hull, Ethan L.; Pehl, Richard H.; Lathrop, James R.; Martin, Gregory N.; Mashburn, R. B.; Miley, Harry S.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Hossbach, Todd W.

2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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EO 12898: Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low...  

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EO 12898: Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations EO 12898: Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations To focus...

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OUTER-DISK POPULATIONS IN NGC 7793: EVIDENCE FOR STELLAR RADIAL MIGRATION  

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We analyzed the radial surface brightness profile of the spiral galaxy NGC 7793 using HST/ACS images from the GHOSTS survey and a new HST/WFC3 image across the disk break. We used the photometry of resolved stars to select distinct populations covering a wide range of stellar ages. We found breaks in the radial profiles of all stellar populations at 280'' ({approx}5.1 kpc). Beyond this disk break, the profiles become steeper for younger populations. This same trend is seen in numerical simulations where the outer disk is formed almost entirely by radial migration. We also found that the older stars of NGC 7793 extend significantly farther than the underlying H I disk. They are thus unlikely to have formed entirely at their current radii, unless the gas disk was substantially larger in the past. These observations thus provide evidence for substantial stellar radial migration in late-type disks.

Radburn-Smith, David J.; Dalcanton, Julianne J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Roskar, Rok [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Zuerich (Switzerland); Debattista, Victor P. [Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE (United Kingdom); Streich, David; De Jong, Roelof S.; Vlajic, Marija [Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam, D-14482 Potsdam (Germany); Holwerda, Benne W. [European Space Agency, ESTEC, 2200 AG Noordwijk (Netherlands); Purcell, Chris W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew E. [Raytheon, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States); Zucker, Daniel B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 (Australia)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Micro-segmentation Algorithms to the Healthcare Market:A Case Study  

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We draw inspiration from the recent success of loyalty programs and targeted personalized market campaigns of retail companies such as Kroger, Netflix, etc. to understand beneficiary behaviors in the healthcare system. Our posit is that we can emulate the financial success the companies have achieved by better understanding and predicting customer behaviors and translating such success to healthcare operations. Towards that goal, we survey current practices in market micro-segmentation research and analyze health insurance claims data using those algorithms. We present results and insights from micro-segmentation of the beneficiaries using different techniques and discuss how the interpretation can assist with matching the cost-effective insurance payment models to the beneficiary micro-segments.

Sukumar, Sreenivas R [ORNL] [ORNL; Aline, Frank [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay Experiments  

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We present data characterizing the performance of the _rst segmented, N- type Ge detector, isotopically enriched to 85% 76Ge. This detector, based on the Ortec PT6x2 design and referred to as SEGA (Segmented, Enriched Germanium Assembly), was developed as a possible prototype for neutrinoless double beta-decay measurements by the Majorana collaboration. We present some of the general characteristics (including bias potential, efficiency, leakage current, and integral cross-talk) for this detector in its temporary cryostat. We also present an analysis of the resolution of the detector, and demonstrate that for all but two segments there is at least one channel that reaches the Majorana resolution goal below 4 keV FWHM at 2039 keV, and all channels are below 4.5 keV FWHM.

Leviner, L.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Ahmed, M. W.; Avignone, F. T.; Back, Henning O.; Barabash, Alexander S.; Boswell, M.; De Braeckeleer, L.; Brudanin, V.; Chan, Yuen-Dat; Egorov, Viatcheslav; Elliott, Steven R.; Gehman, Victor M.; Hossbach, Todd W.; Kephart, Jeremy; Kidd, M. F.; Konovalov, S.; Lesko, Kevin; Li, Jingyi; Mei, Dongming; Mikhailov, S.; Miley, Harry S.; Radford, D. C.; Reeves, James H.; Sandukovsky, Viatcheslav; Umatov, Valdimir; Underwood, T. A.; Tornow, W.; Wu, Y. K.; Young, A.

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Examination of the fundamental relation between ionic transport and segmental relaxation in polymer electrolytes  

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Replacing traditional liquid electrolytes by polymers will significantly improve electrical energy storage technologies. Despite significant advantages for applications in electrochemical devices, the use of solid polymer electrolytes is strongly limited by their poor ionic conductivity. The classical theory predicts that the ionic transport is dictated by the segmental motion of the polymer matrix. As a result, the low mobility of polymer segments is often regarded as the limiting factor for development of polymers with sufficiently high ionic conductivity. Here, we show that the ionic conductivity in many polymers can be strongly decoupled from their segmental dynamics, in terms of both temperature dependence and relative transport rate. Based on this principle, we developed several polymers with superionic conductivity. The observed fast ion transport suggests a fundamental difference between the ionic transport mechanisms in polymers and small molecules and provides a new paradigm for design of highly conductive polymer electrolytes.

Wang, Yangyang [ORNL; Fan, Fei [ORNL; Agapov, Alexander L [ORNL; Saito, Tomonori [ORNL; Yang, Jun [ORNL; Yu, Xiang [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Mays, Jimmy [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Sokolov, Alexei P [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented superconducting tape having reduced AC losses and method of making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A superconducting tape having reduced AC losses. The tape has a high temperature superconductor layer that is segmented. Disruptive strips, formed in one of the tape substrate, a buffer layer, and the superconducting layer create parallel discontinuities in the superconducting layer that separate the current-carrying elements of the superconducting layer into strips or filament-like structures. Segmentation of the current-carrying elements has the effect of reducing AC current losses. Methods of making such a superconducting tape and reducing AC losses in such tapes are also disclosed.

Foltyn, Stephen R. (Los Alamos, NM); Jia, Quanxi (Los Alamos, NM); Arendt, Paul N. (Los Alamos, NM); Holesinger, Terry G. (Los Alamos, NM); Wang, Haiyan (Los Alamos, NM)

2009-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactor Vessel and Reactor Vessel Internals Segmentation at Zion Nuclear Power Station - 13230  

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Zion Nuclear Power Station (ZNPS) is a dual-unit Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) nuclear power plant located on the Lake Michigan shoreline, in the city of Zion, Illinois approximately 64 km (40 miles) north of Chicago, Illinois and 67 km (42 miles) south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each PWR is of the Westinghouse design and had a generation capacity of 1040 MW. Exelon Corporation operated both reactors with the first unit starting production of power in 1973 and the second unit coming on line in 1974. The operation of both reactors ceased in 1996/1997. In 2010 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the transfer of Exelon Corporation's license to ZionSolutions, the Long Term Stewardship subsidiary of EnergySolutions responsible for the decommissioning of ZNPS. In October 2010, ZionSolutions awarded Siempelkamp Nuclear Services, Inc. (SNS) the contract to plan, segment, remove, and package both reactor vessels and their respective internals. This presentation discusses the tools employed by SNS to remove and segment the Reactor Vessel Internals (RVI) and Reactor Vessels (RV) and conveys the recent progress. SNS's mechanical segmentation tooling includes the C-HORCE (Circumferential Hydraulically Operated Cutting Equipment), BMT (Bolt Milling Tool), FaST (Former Attachment Severing Tool) and the VRS (Volume Reduction Station). Thermal segmentation of the reactor vessels will be accomplished using an Oxygen- Propane cutting system. The tools for internals segmentation were designed by SNS using their experience from other successful reactor and large component decommissioning and demolition (D and D) projects in the US. All of the designs allow for the mechanical segmentation of the internals remotely in the water-filled reactor cavities. The C-HORCE is designed to saw seven circumferential cuts through the Core Barrel and Thermal Shield walls with individual thicknesses up to 100 mm (4 inches). The BMT is designed to remove the bolts that fasten the Baffle Plates to the Baffle Former Plates. The FaST is designed to remove the Baffle Former Plates from the Core Barrel. The VRS further volume reduces segmented components using multiple configurations of the 38i and horizontal reciprocating saws. After the successful removal and volume reduction of the Internals, the RV will be segmented using a 'First in the US' thermal cutting process through a co-operative effort with Siempelkamp NIS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH using their experience at the Stade NPP and Karlsruhe in Germany. SNS mobilized in the fall of 2011 to commence execution of the project in order to complete the RVI segmentation, removal and packaging activities for the first unit (Unit 2) by end of the 2012/beginning 2013 and then mobilize to the second unit, Unit 1. Parallel to the completion of the segmentation of the reactor vessel internals at Unit 1, SNS will segment the Unit 2 pressure vessel and at completion move to Unit 1. (authors)

Cooke, Conrad; Spann, Holger [Siempelkamp Nuclear Services: 5229 Sunset Blvd., (Suite M), West Columbia, SC, 29169 (United States)] [Siempelkamp Nuclear Services: 5229 Sunset Blvd., (Suite M), West Columbia, SC, 29169 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An individual-based instream flow model for coexisting populations of brown and rainbow trout  

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This report describes an individual-based model for sympatric populations of brown and rainbow trout in a stream habitat. Hatchery rainbow trout are included as a third species. The model provides a tool for predicting flow effects on trout populations by linking the hydraulic component of the Physical Habitat Simulation (PHABSIM) methodology and an individual-based population modeling approach. PHABSIM simulates the spatial distribution of depth and velocity at different flows. The individual-based model simulates the reproduction, foraging, consumption, energetic costs, growth, habitat utilization, movement, and mortality of individual fish, and enables population attributes to be determined from relevant attributes of individual fish. The spatially explicit nature of the model permits evaluation of behavioral responses used by fish to mitigate temporary setbacks in habitat quality. This linked mechanistic modeling approach readily lends itself to the iterative process of making predictions, testing against field data, improving the model, and making more predictions. The model has been applied to a stream segment in the Tule River, California. Physical and biological data from this site are used as input to the model. Calibrating the model to abundance data was relatively easy because values for mortality parameters were not strongly constrained by empirical data. Calibrating the model to observed growth rates and habitat use was more challenging. The primary reason for developing this model has been to provide a new and complementary tool to PHABSIM that can be used in instream-flow assessments.

Van Winkle, W.; Jager, H.I.; Holcomb, B.D.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. Author manuscript Multimodal MRI segmentation of ischemic stroke lesions  

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of ischemic stroke lesions Kabir Yacine 1 , Dojat Michel 1 * , Scherrer Beno tî 1 , Forbes Florence 2 , Garbay in this paper is the automatic segmentation of stroke lesions on MR multi-sequences. Lesions enhance differently constructed an Atlas of blood supply territories to help clinicians in the determination of stroke subtypes

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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MATLAB-ITK Interface for Medical Image Filtering, Segmentation, and Registration  

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MATLAB-ITK Interface for Medical Image Filtering, Segmentation, and Registration Vincent Chu, a wrapper for the ITK toolkit is developed to allow ITK algorithms to be called in MATLAB. ITK is a powerful savvy developers with expert knowledge of C++ and advanced programming concepts. MATLAB, on the other

Hamarneh, Ghassan

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Multilevel learning-based segmentation of ill-defined and spiculated masses in mammograms  

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Purpose: A learning-based approach integrating the use of pixel-level statistical modeling and spiculation detection is presented for the segmentation of mammographic masses with ill-defined margins and spiculations. Methods: The algorithm involves a multiphase pixel-level classification, using a comprehensive group of features computed from regional intensity, shape, and textures, to generate a mass-conditional probability map (PM). Then, the mass candidate, along with the background clutters consisting of breast fibroglandular and other nonmass tissues, is extracted from the PM by integrating the prior knowledge of shape and location of masses. A multiscale steerable ridge detection algorithm is employed to detect spiculations. Finally, all the object-level findings, including mass candidate, detected spiculations, and clutters, along with the PM, are integrated by graph cuts to generate the final segmentation mask. Results: The method was tested on 54 masses (51 malignant and 3 benign), all with ill-defined margins and irregular shape or spiculations. The ground truth delineations were provided by five experienced radiologists. Area overlapping ratio of 0.689 ({+-}0.160) and 0.540 ({+-}0.164) were obtained for segmenting entire mass and margin portion only, respectively. Williams index of area and contour based measurements indicated that the segmentation results of the algorithm agreed well with the radiologists' delineation. Conclusions: The proposed approach could closely delineate the mass body. Most importantly, it is capable of including mass margin and its spicule extensions which are considered as key features for breast lesion analyses.

Tao, Yimo; Lo, Shih-Chung B.; Freedman, Matthew T.; Makariou, Erini; Xuan, Jianhua [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Arlington, Virginia 22203 (United States) and Department of Radiology, ISIS Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 (United States); Department of Radiology, ISIS Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 (United States); Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 (United States); Department of Radiology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Arlington, Virginia 22203 (United States)

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GDP Formulation of a segmented CDU Swing Cut Model for Refinery Planning  

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1 GDP Formulation of a segmented CDU Swing Cut Model for Refinery Planning (Performance Analysis. Grossmann #12;2 Motivation · Refinery planning is an active area in process systems that strongly relies HF REFINERY FUEL RG LPG LN HN KN GO1 GO2 VGO VR1 VR2 C1 LPG LIGHT NAPHTHA PMS 98 MOGAS 95 JET FUEL

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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CONTEXT-BASED ENERGY ESTIMATOR: APPLICATION TO OBJECT SEGMENTATION ON THE TREE OF SHAPES  

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CONTEXT-BASED ENERGY ESTIMATOR: APPLICATION TO OBJECT SEGMENTATION ON THE TREE OF SHAPES Yongchao. A classical approach is to define an energy minimization framework, where interesting contours correspond to local minima of this energy. Active contours, graph cuts or minimum ratio cuts are instances of such ap

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Cortical Enhanced Tissue Segmentation of Neonatal Brain MR Images Acquired by a Dedicated Phased Array Coil  

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Cortical Enhanced Tissue Segmentation of Neonatal Brain MR Images Acquired by a Dedicated Phased Carolina at Chapel Hill Abstract The acquisition of high quality MR images of neonatal brains is largely hampered by their characteristically small head size and low tissue contrast. As a result, subsequent image

Utah, University of

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Intra-Chain 3D Segment Swapping Spawns the Evolution of New Multidomain Protein Architectures  

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of new architectures is through three-dimensional (3D) domain swapping.15,16 In domain-swapped homodimers Available online 4 November 2011 Edited by M. Sternberg Keywords: domain swapping; protein evolution demonstrate that new multidomain architectures can evolve by an apparent three-dimensional swap of segments

Zhang, Yang

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The 3D profile method for identifying fibril-forming segments of proteins  

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proteins that themselves can form amyloid-like fibrils. The approach builds on experiments showing that hexapeptides are sufficient for forming amyloid-like fibrils. Each six-residue peptide of a protein of interest in a set of fibril-forming segments of amyloid proteins, and we illustrate the method with applications

Baker, David

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34th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference p. 2567 (1999) A New High Efficiency Segmented Thermoelectric  

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the thermoelectric performance of the materials used to build the devices. However, no single thermoelectric material of integrating new thermoelectric materials developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory into a segmented of state-of-the-art thermoelectric materials and novel p-type Zn4Sb3, p-type CeFe4Sb12-based alloys and n

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P2.2 Segmenting Radar Reflectivity Data using Texture V. Lakshmanan1,2  

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with a different level of detail. Radar data algorithms (e.g: Wolf- son et al. (1999); Johnson et al. (1998)) have to partition the image values into the K bins. The measurement space (the radar reflectivity valuesP2.2 Segmenting Radar Reflectivity Data using Texture V. Lakshmanan1,2 , R. Rabin1,3 , V. De

Lakshmanan, Valliappa

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Energy Balance in Wireless Networks Using Connection Segmentation and Range Control  

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Energy Balance in Wireless Networks Using Connection Segmentation and Range Control Nitin Kumar are optimized to balance energy consumption across the network. This paper formulates an en­ ergy balance­ nalized for their important role in network operation. While route selection to balance energy [13], [31

Simha, Rahul

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Maximum Class Separability for Rough-Fuzzy C-Means Based Brain MR Image Segmentation  

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Maximum Class Separability for Rough-Fuzzy C-Means Based Brain MR Image Segmentation Pradipta Maji of brain MR images. The RFCM algorithm comprises a judicious integration of the of rough sets, fuzzy sets with vagueness and incompleteness in class definition of brain MR images, the membership function of fuzzy sets

Pal, Sankar Kumar

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Knowledge-based Registration & Segmentation of the Left Ventricle: A Level Set Approach  

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Paragios ¡ Mikael Rousson ¢ Visvanathan Ramesh ¡ ¡ Siemens Corporate Research ¢ I.N.R.I.A. 755 College Road-mail: nikos@scr.siemens.com Abstract In this paper, we propose a level set formulation to deal is obtained using the same criterion where the transformation that aligns the latest segmentation map

Paragios, Nikos

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A GEODESIC VOTING METHOD FOR THE SEGMENTATION OF TUBULAR TREE AND CENTERLINES  

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A GEODESIC VOTING METHOD FOR THE SEGMENTATION OF TUBULAR TREE AND CENTERLINES Youssef Rouchdy1´el´ecom ParisTech, CNRS LTCI, 75013 Paris, France ABSTRACT This paper presents a geodesic voting method paths, or similarly geodesics relative to a weight potential P, to find a vessel between two end points

Cohen, Laurent

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Differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution with segmented pulse trains  

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We present a modified scheme of differential-phase-shift (DPS) quantum key distribution (QKD) for improving its performance. A transmitter sends a weak coherent pulse train segmented with vacant pulses. Then, a receiver can find eavesdropping by monitoring the photon detection rate at particular time slots. Simulations show that the proposed scheme is robust against a sequential attack and a general individual attack.

Kawahara, Hiroki; Inoue, Kyo [Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

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A STATISTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR FUSING MID-LEVEL PERCEPTUAL FEATURES IN NEWS STORY SEGMENTATION  

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to a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) to locate the story boundary. Most news story systems use ad hoc algorithmsA STATISTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR FUSING MID-LEVEL PERCEPTUAL FEATURES IN NEWS STORY SEGMENTATION Winston H.-M. Hsu, Shih-Fu Chang Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University {winston, sfchang

Chang, Shih-Fu

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A nonlinear elastic deformable template for soft structure segmentation. Application to the heart  

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A nonlinear elastic deformable template for soft structure segmentation. Application to the heart of the heart's anatomy and motion from temporal image sequences, more precisely Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sequences. Currently, a clinical examination results in a stack of slices covering the whole heart

Rouchdy, Youssef

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Axial dispersion in segmented gas-liquid flow: Effects of alternating channel curvature  

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processes such as two-phase catalytic monolith reactors,3­6 polymer blow molding, enhanced oil recovery,7 is periodically broken in the serpentine channel leading to enhanced axial dispersion. It is also found channel geometries. In addition to the enhanced mix- ing, the segmentation also reduces the axial

Muradoglu, Metin

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BEaST: Brain Extraction based on nonlocal Segmentation Technique Simon F. Eskildsena,b,  

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BEaST: Brain Extraction based on nonlocal Segmentation Technique Simon F. Eskildsena,b, , PierrickConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, 3801 University Street Research Centre (DRC), UCL Institute of Neurology, Queens Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK Abstract ­ Brain

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cs281: Introduction to Computer Systems Tuesday Lab 5: BCD and 7-Segment Display  

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. Your group should also submit one circ file; see below for details. 3. Binary-Coded Decimal (BCD. In this lab, you will design and implement a code converter circuit whose input is the 4-bit code for a BCD has internal logic for the BCD to Seven-Segment code converter taking your four bits of input

Kretchmar, R. Matthew

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Variational and Shape Prior-based Level Set Model for Image Segmentation  

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A new image segmentation model based on level sets approach is presented herein. We deal with radiographic medical images where boundaries are not salient, and objects of interest have the same gray level as other structures in the image. Thus, an a priori information about the shape we look for is integrated in the level set evolution for good segmentation results. The proposed model also accounts a penalization term that forces the level set to be close to a signed distance function (SDF), which then avoids the re-initialization procedure. In addition, a variant and complete Mumford-Shah model is used in our functional; the added Hausdorff measure helps to better handle zones where boundaries are occluded or not salient. Finally, a weighted area term is added to the functional to make the level set drive rapidly to object's boundaries. The segmentation model is formulated in a variational framework, which, thanks to calculus of variations, yields to partial differential equations (PDEs) to guide the level set evolution. Results obtained on both synthetic and digital radiographs reconstruction (DRR) show that the proposed model improves on existing prior and non-prior shape based image segmentation.

Diop, El Hadji S.; Jerbi, Taha; Burdin, Valerie [Image and Information Department, Telecom Bretagne / INSERM U650, Brest (France); Ba, Sileye O. [Signal and Communications Department, Telecom Bretagne / Lab-STICC, Brest (France)

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Fuzzy hidden Markov chains segmentation for volume determination and quantitation in PET  

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1 Fuzzy hidden Markov chains segmentation for volume determination and quantitation in PET M. Hatt1;52(12):3467-91" DOI : 10.1088/0031-9155/52/12/010 #12;2 ABSTRACT Accurate volume of interest (VOI) estimation in PET is concerned. inserm-00150348,version1-6Apr2009 #12;3 1. Introduction Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has

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REGION-BASED ACTIVE SURFACE MODELLING AND ALPHA MATTING FOR UNSUPERVISED TUMOUR SEGMENTATION IN PET  

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REGION-BASED ACTIVE SURFACE MODELLING AND ALPHA MATTING FOR UNSUPERVISED TUMOUR SEGMENTATION IN PET University, UK. 3. Adobe Systems, Seattle, USA. 4. Turku PET Center and Department of Oncology imaging. We have validated our method on real PET images of head-and-neck cancer patients as well

Wang, Jue

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THRESHOLDING-BASED SEGMENTATION AND APPLE GRADING BY MACHINE Devrim Unay, and Bernard Gosselin  

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THRESHOLDING-BASED SEGMENTATION AND APPLE GRADING BY MACHINE VISION Devrim Unay, and Bernard.tcts.fpms.ac.be ABSTRACT In this paper, a computer vision based system is introduced to automatically grade apple fruits outperformed others with 89 % recognition. 1. INTRODUCTION Computer vision based quality sorting of apple

Dupont, Stéphane

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ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK-BASED SEGMENTATION AND APPLE GRADING BY MACHINE VISION  

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ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK-BASED SEGMENTATION AND APPLE GRADING BY MACHINE VISION Devrim Unay In this paper, a computer vision based system is introduced to automatically sort apple fruits. An artificial. INTRODUCTION Computer vision based quality sorting of apple fruits is nec- essary for increasing the speed

Dupont, Stéphane

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Feature Based Rendering for 2D/3D Partial Volume Segmentation Zigang Wang1  

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Feature Based Rendering for 2D/3D Partial Volume Segmentation Datasets Zigang Wang1 and Zhengrong 11794, USA ABSTRACT In this paper, a new feature based rendering algorithm for partial volume is presented. This algorithm utilizes both surface and volume information for the rendering of the partial

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From Sinograms to Surfaces: A Direct Approach To The Segmentation Of Tomographic Data  

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, there are technical limits to the projection angles from which data can be measured. These limits are due, calculated at the resolution of the input data. Several computational innovations make the approach feasi projections. This paper addresses the problem of segmentation in the context of such difficult tomography

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BRAIN TUMOR VASCULAR NETWORK SEGMENTATION FROM MICRO-TOMOGRAPHY Xavier Descombes1  

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BRAIN TUMOR VASCULAR NETWORK SEGMENTATION FROM MICRO-TOMOGRAPHY Xavier Descombes1 , Franck for the systematic 3D analysis of supra- cellular structures such as micro-vascular networks [1, 2]. Since, France ABSTRACT Micro-tomography produces high resolution images of bio- logical structures

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Ultrastructure of the Reproductive System of the Black Swamp Snake (Seminatrix pygaea). III. Sexual Segment  

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Ultrastructure of the Reproductive System of the Black Swamp Snake (Seminatrix pygaea). III. Sexual, Indiana ABSTRACT In mature male snakes and lizards, a distal portion of the nephron is hypertrophied segment of the kidney of a squa- mate, the natricine snake Seminatrix pygaea. Previous workers have

Sever, David M.

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DEAD-END ELIMINATION AS A HEURISTIC FOR MIN-CUT IMAGE SEGMENTATION Mala L. Radhakrishnan  

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and branch-and-bound to eliminate solutions incompatible with global optimization of the objective functionV self(ip) + X i,jV, iself(ip) is the self energy of pixel i in state p are assigned to the same segment, their pairwise en- ergy is 0. The self energies are such that the energy

Su, Sara

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450 mm dual frequency capacitively coupled plasma sources: Conventional, graded, and segmented electrodes  

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450 mm dual frequency capacitively coupled plasma sources: Conventional, graded, and segmented fabrication will soon transition from 300 to 450 mm at a time when excitation frequencies for capacitively of processing. The increase in diameter to 450 mm is likely to exacerbate these effects, perhaps requiring

Kushner, Mark

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SHAPE-CONSTRAINED SEGMENTATION APPROACH FOR ARCTIC MULTIYEAR SEA ICE FLOE ANALYSIS  

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SHAPE-CONSTRAINED SEGMENTATION APPROACH FOR ARCTIC MULTIYEAR SEA ICE FLOE ANALYSIS Yuliya Tarabalka Research Association, MD, USA. e-mail: yuliya.tarabalka@inria.fr ABSTRACT The melting of sea ice, it is important to investigate how rapidly sea ice floes melt. For this purpose, a new TempoSeg method

Boyer, Edmond

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Reliability and Accuracy of Heart Rate Variability Metrics Versus ECG Segment Duration  

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Reliability and Accuracy of Heart Rate Variability Metrics Versus ECG Segment Duration J. McNames1 calculated from short-term (5 min) and long-term (24 h) recordings of the electrocardiogram (ECG). We compared the accuracy of nine HRV metrics calculated from ECG records spanning 10 s to 10 min

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Arthropod population and community dynamics in turfgrass  

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Non-target arthropod and nematode populations in ographics. fungal and nematode treated bermudagrass were contrasted with populations in a chlorpyrifos and an untreated control treatment. Fifty-five arthropod families or suborder, herein referred...

Wang, Yong

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RANSAC Matching: Simultaneous Registration and Segmentation Shao-Wen Yang, Chieh-Chih Wang and Chun-Hua Chang  

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segmentation errors. By explicitly taking into account the various noise sources degrading the effective- ness. The improved segmentation can also be used as the basis for higher level scene understanding. The effectiveness, 10617 Taiwan any@pal.csie.ntu.edu.tw Chieh-Chih Wang is with Faculty of the Department of Computer

Wang, Chieh-Chih "Bob"

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Development of High Efficiency Segmented Thermoelectric Unicouples T. Caillat, J. -P. Fleurial, G. J. Snyder, and A. Borshchevsky  

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efficient, segmented thermoelectric unicouples incorporating advanced thermoelectric materials with superior). These segmented unicouples include a combination of state-of-the-art thermoelectric materials based on Bi2Te3 thermoelectric materials with superior thermoelectric figures of merit has been under development at the Jet

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1/17RAPPORT INTERNE ETIS N 200201 Automatic fuzzy segmentation of color images and application in image retrieval  

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. Applications concern pattern recognition or image retrieval. Features and distances are used to rank regions1/17RAPPORT INTERNE ETIS N° 2002­01 Automatic fuzzy segmentation of color images and application an algorithm that leads to a fuzzy segmentation. This algorithm performs, as in the watershed method

Philipp-Foliguet, Sylvie

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NEWS VIDEO STORY SEGMENTATION USING FUSION OF MULTI-LEVEL MULTI-MODAL FEATURES IN TRECVID 2003  

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Research for providing an ASR only story segmentation system. the story is finished back in the studioNEWS VIDEO STORY SEGMENTATION USING FUSION OF MULTI-LEVEL MULTI-MODAL FEATURES IN TRECVID 2003 W Engineering, Columbia University, NY IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, NY >> icassp 2004, accepted ABSTRACT

Chang, Shih-Fu

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White Matter Segmentation of Brain MRI during Infancy Michle Pport, Dana E. Ilea Ghita, Eilish Twomey, and Paul F. Whelan  

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White Matter Segmentation of Brain MRI during Infancy Michèle Péporté¹, Dana E. Ilea Ghita¹, Eilish is a neurodevelopment impairment which can be detected by analysing the inconsistencies in the white matter. Aim: This study describes a novel automatic white matter segmentation approach for premature infant data

Whelan, Paul F.

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A 3D INTENSITY MODEL BASED ON SPHERICAL HARMONICS FOR AUTOMATIC 3D SEGMENTATION OF HETEROCHROMATIN FOCI  

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A 3D INTENSITY MODEL BASED ON SPHERICAL HARMONICS FOR AUTOMATIC 3D SEGMENTATION OF HETEROCHROMATIN DKFZ Heidelberg and BIOQUANT, Research Group Genome Organization & Function ABSTRACT We introduce a 3D model-based approach for automatic segmentation of 3D fluorescent heterochromatin foci from microscopy

Rippe, Karsten

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3D segmentation of mouse organs from MR images using deformable simplex mesh models G. Hamarneh1  

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3D segmentation of mouse organs from MR images using deformable simplex mesh models G. Hamarneh1 , H. Delingette2 , M. Henkelman1 1 Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2 INRIA brains and kidneys from MR images. Algorithmic details and 3D segmentation results are presented

Hamarneh, Ghassan

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BIOMEDICINE, VOL. 11, NO. 4, JULY 2007 443 Segmentation and Classification of Dot  

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Yeshaya Abstract--Signal segmentation and classification of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH classifier (NBC) or a multilayer perceptron is accomplished. When applied to a FISH image database, dot hybridization (FISH), image segmentation, multilayer perceptron (MLP), naive Bayesian classifier (NBC). I

Lerner, Boaz

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Thoracic cavity segmentation algorithm using multiorgan extraction and surface fitting in volumetric CT  

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Purpose: To develop and validate a semiautomatic segmentation method for thoracic cavity volumetry and mediastinum fat quantification of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Methods: The thoracic cavity region was separated by segmenting multiorgans, namely, the rib, lung, heart, and diaphragm. To encompass various lung disease-induced variations, the inner thoracic wall and diaphragm were modeled by using a three-dimensional surface-fitting method. To improve the accuracy of the diaphragm surface model, the heart and its surrounding tissue were segmented by a two-stage level set method using a shape prior. To assess the accuracy of the proposed algorithm, the algorithm results of 50 patients were compared to the manual segmentation results of two experts with more than 5 years of experience (these manual results were confirmed by an expert thoracic radiologist). The proposed method was also compared to three state-of-the-art segmentation methods. The metrics used to evaluate segmentation accuracy were volumetric overlap ratio (VOR), false positive ratio on VOR (FPRV), false negative ratio on VOR (FNRV), average symmetric absolute surface distance (ASASD), average symmetric squared surface distance (ASSSD), and maximum symmetric surface distance (MSSD). Results: In terms of thoracic cavity volumetry, the mean ± SD VOR, FPRV, and FNRV of the proposed method were (98.17 ± 0.84)%, (0.49 ± 0.23)%, and (1.34 ± 0.83)%, respectively. The ASASD, ASSSD, and MSSD for the thoracic wall were 0.28 ± 0.12, 1.28 ± 0.53, and 23.91 ± 7.64 mm, respectively. The ASASD, ASSSD, and MSSD for the diaphragm surface were 1.73 ± 0.91, 3.92 ± 1.68, and 27.80 ± 10.63 mm, respectively. The proposed method performed significantly better than the other three methods in terms of VOR, ASASD, and ASSSD. Conclusions: The proposed semiautomatic thoracic cavity segmentation method, which extracts multiple organs (namely, the rib, thoracic wall, diaphragm, and heart), performed with high accuracy and may be useful for clinical purposes.

Bae, JangPyo [Interdisciplinary Program, Bioengineering Major, Graduate School, Seoul National University, Seoul 110-744, South Korea and Department of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1 Pungnap2-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736 (Korea, Republic of)] [Interdisciplinary Program, Bioengineering Major, Graduate School, Seoul National University, Seoul 110-744, South Korea and Department of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1 Pungnap2-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Namkug, E-mail: namkugkim@gmail.com; Lee, Sang Min; Seo, Joon Beom [Department of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1 Pungnap2-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1 Pungnap2-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Hee Chan [Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine and Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Medical Research Center, Seoul National University, Seoul 110-744 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine and Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Medical Research Center, Seoul National University, Seoul 110-744 (Korea, Republic of)

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Low-complexity atlas-based prostate segmentation by combining global, regional, and local metrics  

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Purpose: To improve the efficiency of atlas-based segmentation without compromising accuracy, and to demonstrate the validity of the proposed method on MRI-based prostate segmentation application. Methods: Accurate and efficient automatic structure segmentation is an important task in medical image processing. Atlas-based methods, as the state-of-the-art, provide good segmentation at the cost of a large number of computationally intensive nonrigid registrations, for anatomical sites/structures that are subject to deformation. In this study, the authors propose to utilize a combination of global, regional, and local metrics to improve the accuracy yet significantly reduce the number of required nonrigid registrations. The authors first perform an affine registration to minimize the global mean squared error (gMSE) to coarsely align each atlas image to the target. Subsequently, atarget-specific regional MSE (rMSE), demonstrated to be a good surrogate for dice similarity coefficient (DSC), is used to select a relevant subset from the training atlas. Only within this subset are nonrigid registrations performed between the training images and the target image, to minimize a weighted combination of gMSE and rMSE. Finally, structure labels are propagated from the selected training samples to the target via the estimated deformation fields, and label fusion is performed based on a weighted combination of rMSE and local MSE (lMSE) discrepancy, with proper total-variation-based spatial regularization. Results: The proposed method was applied to a public database of 30 prostate MR images with expert-segmented structures. The authors’ method, utilizing only eight nonrigid registrations, achieved a performance with a median/mean DSC of over 0.87/0.86, outperforming the state-of-the-art full-fledged atlas-based segmentation approach of which the median/mean DSC was 0.84/0.82 when applying to their data set. Conclusions: The proposed method requires a fixed number of nonrigid registrations, independent of atlas size, providing desirable scalability especially important for a large or growing atlas. When applied to prostate segmentation, the method achieved better performance to the state-of-the-art atlas-based approaches, with significant improvement in computation efficiency. The proposed rationale of utilizing jointly global, regional, and local metrics, based on the information characteristic and surrogate behavior for registration and fusion subtasks, can be extended naturally to similarity metrics beyond MSE, such as correlation or mutual information types.

Xie, Qiuliang; Ruan, Dan, E-mail: druan@mednet.ucla.edu [The Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)] [The Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

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Stellar populations of bulges at low redshift  

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This chapter summarizes our current understanding of the stellar population properties of bulges and outlines important future research directions.

Sanchez-Blazquez, Patricia

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence for Two Distinct Morphological Classes of Gamma-Ray Bursts from their Short Timescale Variability  

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We have analyzed the 241 bursts for which peak counts $\\C$ exist in the publicly available Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE) catalog. Introducing peak counts in 1024 ms as a measure of burst brightness $\\B$ and the ratio of peak counts in 64 and 1024 ms as a measure of short timescale variability $\\V$, we find a statistically significant correlation between the brightness and the short timescale variability of \\g-ray bursts. The bursts which are smoother on short timescales are both faint and bright, while the bursts which are variable on short timescales are faint only, suggesting the existence of two distinct morphological classes of bursts.

D. Q. Lamb; C. Graziani; I. A. Smith

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A general few-projection method for tomographic reconstruction of samples consisting of several distinct materials  

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We present a method for tomographic reconstruction of objects containing several distinct materials, which is capable of accurately reconstructing a sample from vastly fewer angular projections than required by conventional algorithms. The algorithm is more general than many previous discrete tomography methods, as: (i) a priori knowledge of the exact number of materials is not required; (ii) the linear attenuation coefficient of each constituent material may assume a small range of a priori unknown values. We present reconstructions from an experimental x-ray computed tomography scan of cortical bone acquired at the SPring-8 synchrotron.

Myers, Glenn R. [Department of Applied Mathematics, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Thomas, C. David L.; Clement, John G. [Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3010 (Australia); Paganin, David M. [School of Physics, Monash University, Clayton 3800 (Australia); CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, PB 33, Clayton South, 3169 (Australia); Gureyev, Timur E. [CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, PB 33, Clayton South, 3169 (Australia)

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The average number of distinct sites visited by a random walker on random graphs  

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We study the linear large $n$ behavior of the average number of distinct sites $S(n)$ visited by a random walker after $n$ steps on a large random graph. An expression for the graph topology dependent prefactor $B$ in $S(n) = Bn$ is proposed. We use generating function techniques to relate this prefactor to the graph adjacency matrix and then devise message-passing equations to calculate its value. Numerical simulations are performed to evaluate the agreement between the message passing predictions and random walk simulations on random graphs. Scaling with system size and average graph connectivity are also analysed.

De Bacco, Caterina; Sollich, Peter

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Steam Dryer Segmentation and Packaging at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station - 13577  

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Entergy recently performed an Extended Power Up-rate (EPU) on their Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, near Port Gibson, Mississippi. To support the EPU, a new Steam Dryer Assembly was installed during the last refueling outage. Due to limited access into the containment, the large Replacement Steam Dryer (RSD) had to be brought into the containment in pieces and then final assembly was completed on the refueling floor before installation into the reactor. Likewise, the highly contaminated Original Steam Dryer (OSD) had to be segmented into manageable sections, loaded into specially designed shielded containers, and rigged out of containment where they will be safely stored until final disposal is accomplished at an acceptable waste repository. Westinghouse Nuclear Services was contracted by Entergy to segment, package and remove the OSD from containment. This work was performed on critical path during the most recent refueling outage. The segmentation was performed underwater to minimize radiation exposure to the workers. Special hydraulic saws were developed for the cutting operations based on Westinghouse designs previously used in Sweden to segment ABB Reactor Internals. The mechanical cutting method was selected because of its proven reliability and the minimal cutting debris that is generated by the process. Maintaining stability of the large OSD sections during cutting was accomplished using a custom built support stand that was installed into the Moisture Separator Pool after the Moisture Separator was installed back in the reactor vessel. The OSD was then moved from the Steam Dryer Pool to the Moisture Separator Pool for segmentation. This scenario resolved the logistical challenge of having two steam dryers and a moisture separator in containment simultaneously. A water filtration/vacuum unit was supplied to maintain water clarity during the cutting and handling operations and to collect the cutting chips. (authors)

Kreitman, Paul J.; Sirianni, Steve R.; Pillard, Mark M. [Westinghouse Nuclear Services, 1 Energy Drive, Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044 (United States)] [Westinghouse Nuclear Services, 1 Energy Drive, Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044 (United States)

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Distinct local electronic structure and magnetism for Mn in amorphous Si and Ge  

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Transition metals such as Mn generally have large local moments in covalent semiconductors due to their partially filled d shells. However, Mn magnetization in group-IV semiconductors is more complicated than often recognized. Here we report a striking crossover from a quenched Mn moment (<0.1 {mu}{sub B}) in amorphous Si (a-Si) to a large distinct local Mn moment ({ge}3{mu}{sub B}) in amorphous Ge (a-Ge) over a wide range of Mn concentrations (0.005-0.20). Corresponding differences are observed in d-shell electronic structure and the sign of the Hall effect. Density-functional-theory calculations show distinct local structures, consistent with different atomic density measured for a-Si and a-Ge, respectively, and the Mn coordination number N{sub c} is found to be the key factor. Despite the amorphous structure, Mn in a-Si is in a relatively well-defined high coordination interstitial type site with broadened d bands, low moment, and electron (n-type) carriers, while Mn in a-Ge is in a low coordination substitutional type site with large local moment and holes (p-type) carriers. Moreover, the correlation between N{sub c} and the magnitude of the local moment is essentially independent of the matrix; the local Mn moments approach zero when N{sub c} > 7 for both a-Si and a-Ge.

Zeng, Li; Cao, J. X.; Helgren, E.; Karel, J.; Arenholz, E.; Ouyang, Lu; Smith, David J.; Wu, R. Q.; Hellman, F.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Population Biology Graduate Group Bylaws of the Population Biology Graduate Group  

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Population Biology Graduate Group Bylaws of the Population Biology Graduate Group Amended and Approved: February 1, 1994 I. Definition of the Graduate Group in Population Biology The purpose of this graduate group is to bring together faculty and graduate students interested in population biology

Wainwright, Peter C.

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Population Density Population density (persons per square kilometer) layers, for 1990  

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Population Density Africa Population density (persons per square kilometer) layers, for 1990 the 12 population density classes. Source information: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/gpw/. ´ Robinson://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/place/ Publish Date: 03/13/07 0 1,000 km Population Density 2000 0 Persons \\ Sq.Km 0-2 Persons \\ Sq.Km 2

Columbia University

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Math Minute 2.1 What Can You Learn from a Dot Plot? 1. Suppose that two sequences are identical except that a segment is inverted in one  

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except that a segment is inverted in one sequence, relative to the other. Explain how such an inversion

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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SOX2 Co-Occupies Distal Enhancer Elements with Distinct POU Factors in ESCs and NPCs to Specify Cell State  

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SOX2 is a master regulator of both pluripotent embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and multipotent neural progenitor cells (NPCs); however, we currently lack a detailed understanding of how SOX2 controls these distinct stem cell ...

Lodato, Michael A.

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Development and analysis of a linearly segmented CPC collector for industrial steam generation  

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This study involves the design, analysis and construction of a modular, non-imaging, trough, concentrating solar collector for generation of process steam in a tropical climate. The most innovative feature of this concentrator is that the mirror surface consists of long and narrow planar segments placed inside sealed low-cost glass tubes. The absorber is a cylindrical fin inside an evacuated glass tube. As an extension of the same study, the optical efficiency of the segmented concentrator has been simulated by means of a Monte-Carlo Ray-Tracing program. Laser Ray-Tracing techniques were also used to evaluate the possibilities of this new concept. A preliminary evaluation of the experimental concentrator was done using a relatively simple method that combines results from two experimental measurements: overall heat loss coefficient and optical efficiency. A transient behaviour test was used to measure the overall heat loss coefficient throughout a wide range of temperatures.

Figueroa, J.A.A.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interplay of relativistic and nonrelativistic transport in atomically precise segmented graphene nanoribbons  

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Graphene's isolation launched explorations of fundamental relativistic physics originating from the planar honeycomb lattice arrangement of the carbon atoms, and of potential technological applications in nanoscale electronics. Bottom-up fabricated atomically-precise segmented graphene nanoribbons, SGNRs, open avenues for studies of electrical transport, coherence, and interference effects in metallic, semiconducting, and mixed GNRs, with different edge terminations. Conceptual and practical understanding of electric transport through SGNRs is gained through nonequilibrium Green's function (NEGF) conductance calculations and a Dirac continuum model that absorbs the valence-to-conductance energy gaps as position-dependent masses, including topological-in-origin mass-barriers at the contacts between segments. The continuum model reproduces the NEGF results, including optical Dirac Fabry-Perot (FP) equidistant oscillations for massless relativistic carriers in metallic armchair SGNRs, and an unequally-spaced FP ...

Yannouleas, Constantine; Landman, Uzi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Support pedestals for interconnecting a cover and nozzle band wall in a gas turbine nozzle segment  

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A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner band portions. Each band portion includes a nozzle wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through the apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. Structural pedestals interconnect the cover and nozzle wall and pass through holes in the impingement plate to reduce localized stress otherwise resulting from a difference in pressure within the chamber of the nozzle segment and the hot gas path and the fixed turbine casing surrounding the nozzle stage. The pedestals may be cast or welded to the cover and nozzle wall.

Yu, Yufeng Phillip (Simpsonville, SC); Itzel, Gary Michael (Simpsonville, SC); Webbon, Waylon Willard (Greenville, SC); Bagepalli, Radhakrishna (Schenectady, NY); Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY); Kellock, Iain Robertson (Simpsonville, SC)

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Apparatus and methods for impingement cooling of a side wall of a turbine nozzle segment  

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A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner bands and a vane therebetween. Each band includes a nozzle wall, a side wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and the nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. The side wall of the band and inturned flange define with the nozzle wall an undercut region. The impingement plate has a turned flange welded to the inturned flange. A backing plate overlies the turned flange and aligned apertures are formed through the backing plate and turned flange to direct and focus cooling flow onto the side wall of the nozzle segment.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COMPTEL Observation of GRB941017 with Distinct High-Energy Component  

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The joint spectral analysis of GRB941017 with BATSE and EGRET data revealed the existence of a distinct MeV spectral component that decayed slower than the lower energy component. The event was also observed with COMPTEL burst modules, which provides burst spectra in the energy range of 300 keV to 10 MeV. Due to the limited energy overlap between the BATSE Large Area Detector and the EGRET Total Absorption Shower Counter spectra, the relative normalization between the two instruments is poorly constrained. The COMPTEL spectra complement the energy ranges of the BATSE and EGRET data and are used herein to confirm and improve upon the previous analysis. Using the data from all three instruments, we present the result of joint spectral analysis for GRB941017. Including the COMPTEL data improved the statistics for the time interval in which the high energy component is more apparent.

Kaneko, Y.; Preece, R.D.; Briggs, M.S. [University of Alabama in Huntsville/NSSTC, Huntsville, AL (United States); Hanlon, L. [University College Dublin, Dublin (Ireland); Gonzalez, M.M.; Dingus, B.L. [University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI/LANL, Los Alamos, NM (United States); Williams, O. R.; Bennett, K.; Winkler, C. [ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk (Netherlands)

2004-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Distinctive Signature of Indium Gallium Nitride Quantum Dot Lasing in Microdisks Cavities  

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Low threshold lasers realized within compact, high quality optical cavities enable a variety of nanophotonics applications. Gallium nitride (GaN) materials containing indium gallium nitride (InGaN) quantum dots and quantum wells offer an outstanding platform to study light matter interactions and realize practical devices such as efficient light emitting diodes and nanolasers. Despite progress in the growth and characterization of InGaN quantum dots, their advantages as the gain medium in low threshold lasers have not been clearly demonstrated. This work seeks to better understand the reasons for these limitations by focusing on the simpler, limited-mode microdisk cavities, and by carrying out comparisons of lasing dynamics in those cavities using varying gain media including InGaN quantum wells, fragmented quantum wells, and a combination of fragmented quantum wells with quantum dots. For each gain medium, we utilize the distinctive, high quality (Q~5500) modes of the cavities, and the change in the highest ...

Woolf, Alexander; Aharanovich, Igor; Zhu, Tongtong; Niu, Nan; Wang, Danqing; Oliver, Rachel A; Hu, Evelyn L

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Market segmentation of visitors to Fort Wilkins State Park using a hierarchical clustering approach  

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describe natural groupings of people. 16 In short, what direction does literature provide for this re- search project? Initially it was shown that state parks are for people. The objective of the parks is to provide satisfying ex- periences to park...MARKET SEGMENTATION OF VISITORS TO FORT WILKINS STATE PARK USING A HIERARCHICAL CLUSTERING APPROACH A Thesis by THOMAS MARK FISHER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement...

Fisher, Thomas Mark

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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GDP Formulation of a segmented CDU Swing Cut Model for Refinery Planning  

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1 GDP Formulation of a segmented CDU Swing Cut Model for Refinery Planning Department of Chemical · Refinery planning is an active area in process systems that strongly relies on the accuracy of the CDU REFINERY FUEL RG LPG LN HN KN GO1 GO2 VGO VR1 VR2 C1 LPG LIGHT NAPHTHA PMS 98 MOGAS 95 JET FUEL AGO HGO HFO

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Automatic Evaluation of Brain MR Segmentation Techniques by Level of Sylvain Bouix1,2  

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Automatic Evaluation of Brain MR Segmentation Techniques by Level of Agreement Sylvain Bouix1 of 40 pairs of MR volumes acquired on a GE 1.5T scanner. The first volume is a 0.9375x0.9375x1.5mm SPGR,2 , Marcos Martin-Fernandez2 , Lida Ungar1 , Martha E. Shenton1 , Robert W. McCarley1 1 Dept of Psychiatry

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Method of joining a vane cavity insert to a nozzle segment of a gas turbine  

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An insert containing apertures for impingement cooling a nozzle vane of a nozzle segment in a gas turbine is inserted into one end of the vane. The leading end of the insert is positioned slightly past a rib adjacent the opposite end of the vane through which the insert is inserted. The end of the insert is formed or swaged into conformance with the inner margin of the rib. The insert is then brazed or welded to the rib.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Embolization Microcoil Consisting of Firm and Flexible Segments: Preliminary Clinical Experience  

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Purpose. To describe the preliminary clinical experience with a new embolization microcoil. Methods. The microcoil was made of a platinum coil spring, and consisted of firm and flexible segments. The firm segment functioned as an anchor and the flexible segment was well compacted to occlude the arteries. No Dacron fiber was attached. Seventy-one new microcoils were placed via microcatheters in 28 visceral arteries of 17 patients. Two other types of microcoils with Dacron fibers were used together in 8 arteries. Results. Sixty-nine new microcoils were placed and compacted successfully. Two coils were misplaced; one was retrieved and the other was left in the migrated artery, which remained patent 5 months later. All 28 arteries were occluded, and the goals of intervention were achieved successfully in all 17 cases. Conclusion. The new microcoils anchored and compacted well in the arteries. The clinical feasibility of this coil design was confirmed. The additional use of other types of microcoils with Dacron fiber was necessary to obtain rapid occlusion in some cases.

Irie, Toshiyuki [Hitachi General Hospital, Department of Radiology (Japan)], E-mail: toshiyuki.irie@ibabyo.hitachi.co.jp

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transport of ions in a segmented linear Paul trap in printed-circuit-board technology  

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We describe the construction and operation of a segmented linear Paul trap, fabricated in printed-circuit-board technology with an electrode segment width of 500 microns. We prove the applicability of this technology to reliable ion trapping and report the observation of Doppler cooled ion crystals of Ca-40 with this kind of traps. Measured trap frequencies agree with numerical simulations at the level of a few percent from which we infer a high fabrication accuracy of the segmented trap. To demonstrate its usefulness and versatility for trapped ion experiments we study the fast transport of a single ion. Our experimental results show a success rate of 99.0(1)% for a transport distance of 2x2mm in a round-trip time of T=20us, which corresponds to 4 axial oscillations only. We theoretically and experimentally investigate the excitation of oscillations caused by fast ion transports with error-function voltage ramps: For a slightly slower transport (a round-trip shuttle within T=30us) we observe non-adiabatic motional excitation of 0.89(15)meV.

G. Huber; T. Deuschle; W. Schnitzler; R. Reichle; K. Singer; F. Schmidt-Kaler

2007-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Supernova rates and stellar populations  

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We discuss the results about the nature of type Ia Supernovae that can be derived by studying their rates in different stellar populations. While the evolution of SN photometry and spectra can constrain the explosion mechanism, the SN rate depends on the progenitor system. We review the current available data on rates as a function of parent galaxy color, morphology, star formation rate, radio luminosity and environment. By studying the variation of the rates with the color of the parent galaxy, a strong evidence was established that type Ia SNe come from both young and old stars. The dependence of the rates with the radio power of the parent galaxy is best reproduced by a bimodal distribution of delay time between the formation of the progenitor and its explosion as a SN. Cluster early-type galaxies show higher type Ia SN rate with respect to field galaxies, and this effect can be due either to traces of young stars or to differences in the delay time distribution.

F. Mannucci

2007-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray populations in galaxies  

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Today's sensistive, high resolution Chandra X-ray observations allow the study of many populations of X-ray sources. The traditional astronomical tools of photometric diagrams and luminosity functions are now applied to these populations, and provide the means for classifying the X-ray sources and probing their evolution. While overall stellar mass drives the amount of X-ray binaries in old stellar population, the amount of sources in star-forming galaxies is related to the star formation rate. Shart-lived, luminous, high mass binaries (HNXBs) dominate these young populations.

G. Fabbiano

2005-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Stellar populations in bulges of spiral galaxies  

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We discuss the integrated properties of the stellar population in bulges along the Hubble sequence and new HST data for individual stars in the bulge of M31.

P. Jablonka

1997-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Empirical Prediction Intervals for County Population Forecasts  

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in the determination and prediction of population forecastperformance of empirical prediction intervals? Table 5 shows26, 163–184. Empirical Prediction Intervals for County

Rayer, Stefan; Smith, Stanley K.; Tayman, Jeff

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Gaia-ESO Survey: Discovery of a spatially extended low-mass population in the Vela OB2 association  

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The nearby (distance~350-400 pc), rich Vela OB2 association, includes $\\gamma^2$ Velorum, one of the most massive binaries in the solar neighbourhood and an excellent laboratory for investigating the formation and early evolution of young clusters. Recent Gaia-ESO survey observations have led to the discovery of two kinematically distinct populations in the young (10-15 Myr) cluster immediately surrounding $\\gamma^2$ Velorum. Here we analyse the results of Gaia-ESO survey observations of NGC 2547, a 35 Myr cluster located two degrees south of $\\gamma^2$ Velorum. The radial velocity distribution of lithium-rich pre-main sequence stars shows a secondary population that is kinematically distinct from and younger than NGC 2547. The radial velocities, lithium absorption lines, and the positions in a colour-magnitude diagram of this secondary population are consistent with those of one of the components discovered around $\\gamma^2$ Velorum. This result shows that there is a young, low-mass stellar population spread...

Sacco, G G; Randich, S; Franciosini, E; Jackson, R J; Cottaar, M; Spina, L; Palla, F; Mapelli, M; Alfaro, E J; Bonito, R; Damiani, F; Frasca, A; Klutsch, A; Lanzafame, A; Bayo, A; Barrado, D; Jimenez-Esteban, F; Gilmore, G; Micela, G; Vallenari, A; Prieto, C Allende; Flaccomio, E; Carraro, G; Costado, M T; Jofre, P; Lardo, C; Magrini, L; Morbidelli, L; Prisinzano, L; Sbordone, L

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Needle segmentation using 3D Hough transform in 3D TRUS guided prostate transperineal therapy  

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Purpose: Prostate adenocarcinoma is the most common noncutaneous malignancy in American men with over 200 000 new cases diagnosed each year. Prostate interventional therapy, such as cryotherapy and brachytherapy, is an effective treatment for prostate cancer. Its success relies on the correct needle implant position. This paper proposes a robust and efficient needle segmentation method, which acts as an aid to localize the needle in three-dimensional (3D) transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate therapy. Methods: The procedure of locating the needle in a 3D TRUS image is a three-step process. First, the original 3D ultrasound image containing a needle is cropped; the cropped image is then converted to a binary format based on its histogram. Second, a 3D Hough transform based needle segmentation method is applied to the 3D binary image in order to locate the needle axis. The position of the needle endpoint is finally determined by an optimal threshold based analysis of the intensity probability distribution. The overall efficiency is improved through implementing a coarse-fine searching strategy. The proposed method was validated in tissue-mimicking agar phantoms, chicken breast phantoms, and 3D TRUS patient images from prostate brachytherapy and cryotherapy procedures by comparison to the manual segmentation. The robustness of the proposed approach was tested by means of varying parameters such as needle insertion angle, needle insertion length, binarization threshold level, and cropping size. Results: The validation results indicate that the proposed Hough transform based method is accurate and robust, with an achieved endpoint localization accuracy of 0.5 mm for agar phantom images, 0.7 mm for chicken breast phantom images, and 1 mm for in vivo patient cryotherapy and brachytherapy images. The mean execution time of needle segmentation algorithm was 2 s for a 3D TRUS image with size of 264 Multiplication-Sign 376 Multiplication-Sign 630 voxels. Conclusions: The proposed needle segmentation algorithm is accurate, robust, and suitable for 3D TRUS guided prostate transperineal therapy.

Qiu Wu [Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China); Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, Western University, London, Ontario N6A 5K8 (Canada); Yuchi Ming; Ding Mingyue [Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074 (China); Tessier, David; Fenster, Aaron [Imaging Research Laboratories, Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5K8 (Canada)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Doppler segmentation  

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is then 2 x 10 Hz/sec. With this frequency modulation rate, the 5 usec pulse would obta1n a 100 MHz bandwidth and, from Equation (3. 2), the system would be able to provide a 1. 5 meter range resolut1on. 5. Transmiss1on Power In the previous s1gnal... OF CONTENTS ABSTRACT . ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF FIGURES CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION . CHAPTER II. SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT 1. Range Imaging System 2. Range and Velocity Acquisition by Linear FM Pulse . 3. Infrared Range/Doppler Imaging System...

Yeh, Chih-Ping

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Residential Segmentation  

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E-Print Network 3.0 - association st-segment elevation Sample...  

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of California at Berkeley Collection: Renewable Energy 5 Sudden Cardiac Arrest: ECG Repolarization after Resuscitation Summary: %). Eight per cent of our population...

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Thermal segmentation along the N. EcuadorS. Colombia margin (14N): Prominent influence of sedimentation rate in the trench  

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Thermal segmentation along the N. Ecuador­S. Colombia margin (1­4°N): Prominent influence Ecuador Colombia Along the deformation front of the North Ecuador­South Colombia (NESC) margin, both

Vallée, Martin

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Non-parametric geodesic active regions: Method and evaluation for cerebral aneurysms segmentation in 3DRA and CTA  

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Non-parametric geodesic active regions: Method and evaluation for cerebral aneurysms segmentation compares to other alternative techniques based on deformable models, namely parametric geodesic active aneurysm; Geodesic active regions; Differential invariants; Non-parametric probability estimation; Model

Frangi, Alejandro

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) SYSTEMS, VOL. 17, NO. 1, JANUARY 2009 103 Hierarchical Segmentation for Hardware  

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) with a hierarchical segmentation scheme targeting hardware implementation. The methodology provides significant-mail: dongu@mojix.com). R. C. C. Cheung is with Solomon Systech Limited, Hong Kong (e-mail: cc- cheung

Luk, Wayne

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Energy Conservation Through Demand-Side Management (DSM): A Methodology to Characterize Energy Use Among commercial Market Segments  

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use intensity (kWh/sf/yr), load factor and many other energy use characteristics for each market segment. From this information, lower tier performers in each NAICS submarket can be identified and appropriate DSM alternatives selected specific to each....

Grosskopf, K. R.; Oppenheim, P.; Barclay, D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Population Structure of Columbia River Basin Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Trout, Technical Report 2001.  

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The population structure of chinook salmon and steelhead trout is presented as an assimilation of the life history forms that have evolved in synchrony with diverse and complex environments over their Pacific range. As poikilotherms, temperature is described as the overwhelming environmental influence that determines what life history options occur and where they are distributed. The different populations represent ecological types referred to as spring-, summer-, fall, and winter-run segments, as well as stream- and ocean-type, or stream- and ocean-maturing life history forms. However, they are more correctly described as a continuum of forms that fall along a temporal cline related to incubation and rearing temperatures that determine spawn timing and juvenile residence patterns. Once new habitats are colonized, members of the founding populations spread through adaptive evolution to assume complementary life history strategies. The related population units are collectively referred to as a metapopulation, and members most closely associated within common temporal and geographic boundaries are designated as first-order metapopulations. Population structure of chinook salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin, therefore, is the reflection of the genetic composition of the founding source or sources within the respective region, shaped by the environment, principally temperature, that defines life history evolutionary strategy to maximize fitness under the conditions delineated. The complexity of structure rests with the diversity of opportunities over the elevations that exist within the Basin. Consistent with natural selection, rather than simply attempting to preserve populations, the challenge is to provide opportunities to expand their range to new or restored habitat that can accommodate genetic adaptation as directional environmental changes are elaborated. Artificial propagation can have a critical role in this process, and the emphasis must be placed on promoting the ability for anadromous salmonids to respond to change by assuring that the genetic diversity to facilitate such responses is present. The key in developing an effective recovery program for chinook salmon and steelhead is to recognize that multiple life history forms associated with temperature characterize the species in the Columbia Basin, and recovery measures taken must address the biological requirements of the population unit within the environmental template identified. Unless such measures are given first and highest priority, establishment of biologically self-sustaining populations will be restrained.

Brannon, E.L.; National Science Foundation (U.S.)

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of an open crown conical shell segment for edge loadings and a linearly varying normal surface loading  

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. INTRO DUG TI ON THEORY Page III. Derivation of the Differential Eguation Solution of the Equation CONCLUSIONS 3 11 22 LITERATURE CITED REFERENCES 23 25 LIST OF FIGURES Shell Segment Showing Boondary Stress Resultants Shell Segment Showing... defined by equation (19 ) Thickness of the shell A differential operator defined by equation (18) M, M Rending moments per unit length of a shell perpendicular to the s and Q directions, respec- tively N i N Normal forces per unit length of sections...

Hervey, Donald Gable

1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superharmonic nonlinear lateral vibrations of a segmented driveline incorporating a tuned damper excited by non-constant velocity joints  

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SUPERHARMONIC NONLINEAR LATERAL VIBRATIONS OF A SEGMENTED DRIVELINE INCORPORATING A TUNED DAMPER EXCITED BY NON-CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINTS A Dissertation by MICHAEL SCOTT BROWNE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies... of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY May 2009 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering SUPERHARMONIC NONLINEAR LATERAL VIBRATIONS OF A SEGMENTED DRIVELINE INCORPORATING A...

Browne, Michael

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of the Arabian Horse Populations from Syria and other Countries  

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different populations of Arabians representing Middle Eastern and Western populations. The main two aims of this study were to provide the genetic diversity description of Arabians from different origins and to examine the traditional classification system...

Khanshour, Anas M

2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Fish Population and Behavior Revealed by Instantaneous  

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Fish Population and Behavior Revealed by Instantaneous Continental Shelf­Scale Imaging Nicholas C-transect methods from slow-moving research vessels. These methods significantly undersample fish populations in time and space, leaving an incomplete and ambiguous record of abundance and behavior. We show that fish

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Calculating Evolutionary Dynamics in Structured Populations  

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Calculating Evolutionary Dynamics in Structured Populations Charles G. Nathanson1. , Corina E. Here we provide a general formula for calculating evolutionary dynamics in a wide class of structured) Calculating Evolutionary Dynamics in Structured Populations. PLoS Comput Biol 5(12): e1000615. doi:10

Nowak, Martin A.

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Reversing Wolbachia-based population replacement  

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Wolbachia bacteria as a vehicle for population replace- ment. Also discussed are strategies strategies and provide mechan- isms for the autonomous spread of desired transgenes into the targeted relative to the natural population [15­17]. Primary candidates for gene-drive strategies are autonomous

Dobson, Stephen L.

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Population genomics20-02-2009 Antnio Rodrigues; Bruno Santos / 59 Population Genomics  

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Population genomics20-02-2009 António Rodrigues; Bruno Santos / 59 Population Genomics 1 António Rodrigues (PDBC 2008) Bruno Santos (PDBC 2008) #12;Population genomics20-02-2009 António Rodrigues; Bruno Santos / 59 Contents 2 2 1000 genome project 1 Motivation and Introduction New generation sequencing

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POPULATION ECOLOGY Population Dynamics of the Colorado Potato Beetle in an  

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POPULATION ECOLOGY Population Dynamics of the Colorado Potato Beetle in an Agroecosystem with Tomatoes and Potatoes with Management Implications to Processing Tomatoes CHRIS L. HARDING,1 S. J Environ. Entomol. 31(6): 1110Ð1118 (2002) ABSTRACT We evaluated the population dynamics of Colorado potato

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Growth of equilibrium structures built from a large number of distinct component types  

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We use simple analytic arguments and lattice-based computer simulations to study the growth of structures made from a large number of distinct component types. Components possess 'designed' interactions, chosen to stabilize an equilibrium target structure in which each component type has a defined spatial position, and 'undesigned' interactions that allow components to bind in a compositionally-disordered way. We find that high-fidelity growth of the equilibrium target structure can happen in the presence of substantial attractive undesigned interactions, as long as the energy scale of the set of designed interactions is chosen appropriately. This observation may help explain why equilibrium DNA 'brick' structures self-assemble even if undesigned interactions are not suppressed [Ke et al. Science 338, 1177 (2012)]. We also find that high-fidelity growth of the target structure is most probable when designed interactions are drawn from a distribution that is as narrow as possible. We use this result to suggest how to choose complementary DNA sequences in order to maximize the fidelity of multicomponent self-assembly mediated by complementary DNA interactions. We also comment on the prospect of growing macroscopic structures in this manner

Lester O. Hedges; Ranjan V. Mannige; Stephen Whitelam

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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On Relative Stabilities of Distinct Polyenes. An Extension of the Concept of Conjugated Paths  

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The study continues the previous development [MATCH, 72 (2014) 39-73] of the perturbative approach to relative stabilities of pi-electron systems of conjugated hydrocarbons modeled as sets of weakly-interacting initially-double (C=C) bonds. Distinct isomers of acyclic hydrocarbons (polyenes) are now under focus. The relevant total pi-electron energies (E) are expressed in the form of power series containing members (E_(k)) of even orders (k=0,2,4,...) with respect to the averaged resonance parameter of initially-single (C-C) bonds. Terms to within the sixth order (k=6) inclusive are shown to be of importance for discrimination between similar isomers. In this connection, missing expressions for corrections E_(6) are originally derived. Conjugated paths of various lengths (i.e. linear chains consisting of C=C and C-C bonds alternately) are shown to be the most important (but not the only) fragments contributing to stabilization of any acyclic pi-electron system. Again, new types of fragments (substructures) ar...

Gineityte, Viktorija

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Texture analysis improves level set segmentation of the anterior abdominal wall  

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Purpose: The treatment of ventral hernias (VH) has been a challenging problem for medical care. Repair of these hernias is fraught with failure; recurrence rates ranging from 24% to 43% have been reported, even with the use of biocompatible mesh. Currently, computed tomography (CT) is used to guide intervention through expert, but qualitative, clinical judgments, notably, quantitative metrics based on image-processing are not used. The authors propose that image segmentation methods to capture the three-dimensional structure of the abdominal wall and its abnormalities will provide a foundation on which to measure geometric properties of hernias and surrounding tissues and, therefore, to optimize intervention.Methods: In this study with 20 clinically acquired CT scans on postoperative patients, the authors demonstrated a novel approach to geometric classification of the abdominal. The authors’ approach uses a texture analysis based on Gabor filters to extract feature vectors and follows a fuzzy c-means clustering method to estimate voxelwise probability memberships for eight clusters. The memberships estimated from the texture analysis are helpful to identify anatomical structures with inhomogeneous intensities. The membership was used to guide the level set evolution, as well as to derive an initial start close to the abdominal wall.Results: Segmentation results on abdominal walls were both quantitatively and qualitatively validated with surface errors based on manually labeled ground truth. Using texture, mean surface errors for the outer surface of the abdominal wall were less than 2 mm, with 91% of the outer surface less than 5 mm away from the manual tracings; errors were significantly greater (2–5 mm) for methods that did not use the texture.Conclusions: The authors’ approach establishes a baseline for characterizing the abdominal wall for improving VH care. Inherent texture patterns in CT scans are helpful to the tissue classification, and texture analysis can improve the level set segmentation around the abdominal region.

Xu, Zhoubing [Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States)] [Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States); Allen, Wade M. [Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States)] [Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States); Baucom, Rebeccah B.; Poulose, Benjamin K. [General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States)] [General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States); Landman, Bennett A. [Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 and Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States)] [Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 and Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235 (United States)

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Layered and segmented system organization (LASSO) for highly reliable inventory monitoring systems (IMS)  

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The Trilateral Initiative is preparing for International Atomic Energy Agency (LUiA) verification of excess fissile material released itom the defense programs of the United States and the Russian Federation. Following acceptance of the material using an Attribute Verification System, the IAEA will depend on an Inventory Monitoring System to maintain Continuity of Knowledge of the large inventory of thousands of items. Recovery fiom a total loss of Continuity of Knowledge in such a large storage facility would involve an extremely costly inventory re-verification This paper presents the framework for a Layered and Segmented System Organization that is the basis for a highly reliable IMS with protection-in-depth.

Mangan, Dennis L.; Matter, John C.; Waddoups, I. (Ivan); Abhold, M. E. (Mark E.); Chiaro, P. (Peter)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Autonomous Motion Segmentation of Multiple Objects in Low Resolution Video Using Variational Level Sets  

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This report documents research that was done during a ten week internship in the Sapphire research group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during the Summer of 2003. The goal of the study was to develop an algorithm that is capable of isolating (segmenting) moving objects in low resolution video sequences. This capability is currently being developed by the Sapphire research group as the first stage in a longer term video data mining project. This report gives a chronological account of what ideas were tried in developing the algorithm and what was learned from each attempt. The final version of the algorithm, which is described in detail, gives good results and is fast.

Moelich, M

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Energy Systems and Population Health  

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It is well-documented that energy and energy systems have a central role in social and economic development and human welfare at all scales, from household and community to regional and national (41). Among its various welfare effects, energy is closely linked with people s health. Some of the effects of energy on health and welfare are direct. With abundant energy, more food or more frequent meals can be prepared; food can be refrigerated, increasing the types of food items that are consumed and reducing food contamination; water pumps can provide more water and eliminate the need for water storage leading to contamination or increased exposure to disease vectors such as mosquitoes or snails; water can be disinfected by boiling or using other technologies such as radiation. Other effects of energy on public health are mediated through more proximal determinants of health and disease. Abundant energy can lead to increased irrigation, agricultural productivity, and access to food and nutrition; access to energy can also increase small-scale income generation such as processing of agricultural commodities (e.g., producing refined oil from oil seeds, roasting coffee, drying and preserving fruits and meats) and production of crafts; ability to control lighting and heating allows education or economic activities to be shielded from daily or seasonal environmental constraints such as light, temperature, rainfall, or wind; time and other economic resources spent on collecting and/or transporting fuels can be used for other household needs if access to energy is facilitated; energy availability for transportation increases access to health and education facilities and allow increased economic activity by facilitating the transportation of goods and services to and from markets; energy for telecommunication technology (radio, television, telephone, or internet) provides increased access to information useful for health, education, or economic purposes; provision of energy to rural and urban health facilities allows increased delivery and coverage of 3 various health services and interventions such as tests and treatments, better storage of medicine and vaccines, disinfection of medical equipment by boiling or radiation, and more frequent and efficient health system encounters through mobile clinics or longer working hours; and so on. In fact, while the dominant view of development-energy-health linkages has been that improvements in energy and health are outcomes of the socioeconomic development process (e.g., the ''energy ladder'' framework discussed below), it has even been argued that access to higher quality energy sources and technologies can initiate a chain of demographic, health, and development outcomes by changing the household structure and socioeconomic relationships. For example, in addition to increased opportunities for food and income production, reduced infant mortality as a result of transition to cleaner fuels or increased coverage of vaccination with availability of refrigerators in rural clinics may initiate a process of ''demographic transition'' to low-mortality and low-fertility populations (14). Such a transition has historically been followed with further improvements in maternal and child health and increased female participation in the labor markets and other economic activities.

Ezzati, Majid; Bailis, Rob; Kammen, Daniel M.; Holloway, Tracey; Price, Lynn; Cifuentes, Luis A.; Barnes, Brendon; Chaurey, Akanksha; Dhanapala, Kiran N.

2004-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating Traveler Populations at Airport and Cruise Terminals for Population Distribution and Dynamics  

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In recent years, uses of high-resolution population distribution databases are increasing steadily for environmental, socioeconomic, public health, and disaster-related research and operations. With the development of daytime population distribution, temporal resolution of such databases has been improved. However, the lack of incorporation of transitional population, namely business and leisure travelers, leaves a significant population unaccounted for within the critical infrastructure networks, such as at transportation hubs. This paper presents two general methodologies for estimating passenger populations in airport and cruise port terminals at a high temporal resolution which can be incorporated into existing population distribution models. The methodologies are geographically scalable and are based on, and demonstrate how, two different transportation hubs with disparate temporal population dynamics can be modeled utilizing publicly available databases including novel data sources of flight activity from the Internet which are updated in near-real time. The airport population estimation model shows great potential for rapid implementation for a large collection of airports on a national scale, and the results suggest reasonable accuracy in the estimated passenger traffic. By incorporating population dynamics at high temporal resolutions into population distribution models, we hope to improve the estimates of populations exposed to or at risk to disasters, thereby improving emergency planning and response, and leading to more informed policy decisions.

Jochem, Warren C [ORNL; Sims, Kelly M [ORNL; Bright, Eddie A [ORNL; Urban, Marie L [ORNL; Rose, Amy N [ORNL; Coleman, Phil R [ORNL; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [ORNL

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Hanford Site Regional Population - 2010 Census  

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The U.S. Department of Energy conducts radiological operations in south-central Washington State. Population dose estimates must be performed to provide a measure of the impact from site radiological releases. Results of the U.S. 2010 Census were used to determine counts and distributions for the residential population located within 50-miles of several operating areas of the Hanford Site. Year 2010 was the first census year that a 50-mile population of a Hanford Site operational area exceeded the half-million mark.

Hamilton, Erin L.; Snyder, Sandra F.

2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Ovarian carcinomas with genetic and epigenetic BRCA1 loss have distinct molecular abnormalities  

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Subclassification of ovarian carcinomas can be used to guide treatment and determine prognosis. Germline and somatic mutations, loss of heterozygosity (LOH), and epigenetic events such as promoter hypermethylation can lead to decreased expression of BRCA1/2 in ovarian cancers. The mechanism of BRCA1/2 loss is a potential method of subclassifying high grade serous carcinomas. A consecutive series of 49 ovarian cancers was assessed for mutations status of BRCA1 and BRCA2, LOH at the BRCA1 and BRCA2 loci, methylation of the BRCA1 promoter, BRCA1, BRCA2, PTEN, and PIK3CA transcript levels, PIK3CA gene copy number, and BRCA1, p21, p53, and WT-1 immunohistochemistry. Eighteen (37%) of the ovarian carcinomas had germline or somatic BRCA1 mutations, or epigenetic loss of BRCA1. All of these tumors were high-grade serous or undifferentiated type. None of the endometrioid (n=5), clear cell (n=4), or low grade serous (n=2) carcinomas showed loss of BRCA1, whereas 47% of the 38 high-grade serous or undifferentiated carcinomas had loss of BRCA1. It was possible to distinguish high grade serous carcinomas with BRCA1 mutations from those with epigenetic BRCA1 loss: tumors with BRCA1 mutations typically had decreased PTEN mRNA levels while those with epigenetic loss of BRCA1 had copy number gain of PIK3CA. Overexpression of p53 with loss of p21 expression occurred significantly more frequently in high grade serous carcinomas with epigenetic loss of BRCA1, compared to high grade serous tumors without loss of BRCA1. High grade serous carcinomas can be subclassified into three groups: BRCA1 loss (genetic), BRCA1 loss (epigenetic), and no BRCA1 loss. Tumors in these groups show distinct molecular alterations involving the PI3K/AKT and p53 pathways.

Gilks, C. Blake; Press, Joshua Z.; De Luca, Alessandro; Boyd, Niki; Young, Sean; Troussard, Armelle; Ridge, Yolanda; Kaurah, Pardeep; Kalloger, Steve E.; Blood, Katherine A.; Smith, Margaret; Spellman, Paul T.; Wang, Yuker; Miller, Dianne M.; Horsman, Doug; Faham, Malek; Gilks, C. Blake; Gray, Joe; Huntsman, David G.

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Geomechanical Simulations of CO2 Storage Integrity using the Livermore Distinct Element Method  

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Large-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects involving annual injections of millions of tons of CO{sub 2} are a key infrastructural element needed to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The large rate and volume of injection will induce pressure and stress gradients within the formation that could activate existing fractures and faults, or drive new fractures through the caprock. We will present results of an ongoing investigation to identify conditions that will activate existing fractures/faults or make new fractures within the caprock using the Livermore Distinct Element Code (LDEC). LDEC is a multiphysics code, developed at LLNL, capable of simulating dynamic fracture of rock masses under a range of conditions. As part of a recent project, LDEC has been extended to consider fault activation and dynamic fracture of rock masses due to pressurization of the pore-space. We will present several demonstrations of LDEC functionality and applications of LDEC to CO{sub 2} injection scenarios including injection into an extensively fractured rockmass. These examples highlight the advantages of explicitly including the geomechanical response of each interface within the rockmass. We present results from our investigations of Teapot Dome using LDEC to study the potential for fault activation during injection. Using this approach, we built finite element models of the rock masses surrounding bounding faults and explicitly simulated the compression and shear on the fault interface. A CO{sub 2} injection source was introduced and the area of fault activation was predicted as a function of injection rate. This work presents an approach where the interactions of all locations on the fault are considered in response to specific injection scenarios. For example, with LDEC, as regions of the fault fail, the shear load is taken up elsewhere on the fault. The results of this study are consistent with previous studies of Teapot Dome and indicate significantly elevated pore pressures are required to activate the bounding faults, given the assumed in situ stress state on the faults.

Morris, J P; Johnson, S M; Friedmann, S J

2008-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Detailed Hydration Maps of Benzene and Cyclohexane Reveal Distinct Water Structures Tanya M. Raschke* and Michael Levitt  

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of water to exclude apolar groups play a key role in the stabilization of protein native states,1Detailed Hydration Maps of Benzene and Cyclohexane Reveal Distinct Water Structures Tanya M of a single solute in water. Detailed, spatially resolved, three-dimensional maps of the density of the water

Raschke, Tanya M.

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A Distinctive Energy Policy for Scotland? The Impact of Low Carbon Generation on the Future Price of  

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A Distinctive Energy Policy for Scotland? The Impact of Low Carbon Generation on the Future Price climate change, improved security of supply, affordable energy prices and a stimulus to economic growth of Allander Institute, supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers and published 19th June 2008 explore current energy

Mottram, Nigel

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DISTINCT PATTERNS OF NITRATE REDUCTASE ACTIVITY IN BROWN ALGAE: LIGHT AND AMMONIUM SENSITIVITY IN LAMINARIA DIGITATA IS ABSENT IN  

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DISTINCT PATTERNS OF NITRATE REDUCTASE ACTIVITY IN BROWN ALGAE: LIGHT AND AMMONIUM SENSITIVITY and lowest in summer. This is the first report of NR activity in any alga that is not strongly regulated the regulation of NR by light that has been observed in other algae and higher plants. Key index words: ammonium

Berges, John A.

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About the cover: The Oak Ridge Reservation is a complex, distinctive, and valuable natural and industrial resource,  

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#12;i About the cover: The Oak Ridge Reservation is a complex, distinctive, and valuable natural class for fall 1999, we accepted the opportunity to help create the Oak Ridge Reservation Annual Site programs at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge facilities. The idea of nuclear radiation is incredibly

Pennycook, Steve

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Adaptation of Beef Cattle to Stressful Environments and Integrated Beef Systems for Production of Consistently Distinctive High-quality Beef  

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Adaptation of Beef Cattle to Stressful Environments and Integrated Beef Systems for Production. Integrated Beef Systems for the Production of Consistently Distinctive High-quality Beef Evaluation of system of system elements sensitive to product quality (e.g., genetics for adaptation, genetics characterizing

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Material herein originally published in: Committee on Evaluating Quality Outreach. (1996). Points of Distinction: A Guidebook for  

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, and assessed. They may have distinct components that are integral parts of the larger design which one may plan Outreach and suggested in the matrix here, reprinted from the guide- book. EVALUATING QUALITY OUTREACH, instructional or non-instructional. The matrix may also serve as a planning guide for those initiating outreach

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Method for spatially distributing a population  

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A process for spatially distributing a population count within a geographically defined area can include the steps of logically correlating land usages apparent from a geographically defined area to geospatial features in the geographically defined area and allocating portions of the population count to regions of the geographically defined area having the land usages, according to the logical correlation. The process can also include weighing the logical correlation for determining the allocation of portions of the population count and storing the allocated portions within a searchable data store. The logically correlating step can include the step of logically correlating time-based land usages to geospatial features of the geographically defined area. The process can also include obtaining a population count for the geographically defined area, organizing the geographically defined area into a plurality of sectors, and verifying the allocated portions according to direct observation.

Bright, Edward A [Knoxville, TN; Bhaduri, Budhendra L [Knoxville, TN; Coleman, Phillip R [Knoxville, TN; Dobson, Jerome E [Lawrence, KS

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Stellar Populations in Bulges of Spiral Galaxies  

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We have conducted a spectroscopic analysis of the bulges of a sample of 31 spiral galaxies, spanning the Hubble sequence from S0 to Scd type, in order to study the radial distribution of their stellar population properties.

P. Jablonka; J. Gorgas; P. Goudfrooij

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical inference in population genetics using microsatellites   

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Statistical inference from molecular population genetic data is currently a very active area of research for two main reasons. First, in the past two decades an enormous amount of molecular genetic data have been produced ...

Csilléry, Katalin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Population dynamic interference among childhood diseases  

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is predicted and cannot be dismissed in the limited case-study data available for measles and whooping cough in England before the vaccination era. Keywords: measles; whooping cough; population dynamics; epidemiology

Rohani, Pejman

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Vision 20/20: Perspectives on automated image segmentation for radiotherapy  

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Due to rapid advances in radiation therapy (RT), especially image guidance and treatment adaptation, a fast and accurate segmentation of medical images is a very important part of the treatment. Manual delineation of target volumes and organs at risk is still the standard routine for most clinics, even though it is time consuming and prone to intra- and interobserver variations. Automated segmentation methods seek to reduce delineation workload and unify the organ boundary definition. In this paper, the authors review the current autosegmentation methods particularly relevant for applications in RT. The authors outline the methods’ strengths and limitations and propose strategies that could lead to wider acceptance of autosegmentation in routine clinical practice. The authors conclude that currently, autosegmentation technology in RT planning is an efficient tool for the clinicians to provide them with a good starting point for review and adjustment. Modern hardware platforms including GPUs allow most of the autosegmentation tasks to be done in a range of a few minutes. In the nearest future, improvements in CT-based autosegmentation tools will be achieved through standardization of imaging and contouring protocols. In the longer term, the authors expect a wider use of multimodality approaches and better understanding of correlation of imaging with biology and pathology.

Sharp, Gregory, E-mail: gcsharp@partners.org; Fritscher, Karl D.; Shusharina, Nadya [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States); Pekar, Vladimir [Philips Healthcare, Markham, Ontario 6LC 2S3 (Canada)] [Philips Healthcare, Markham, Ontario 6LC 2S3 (Canada); Peroni, Marta [Center for Proton Therapy, Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen-PSI (Switzerland)] [Center for Proton Therapy, Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen-PSI (Switzerland); Veeraraghavan, Harini [Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10065 (United States)] [Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10065 (United States); Yang, Jinzhong [Department of Radiation Physics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Physics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)

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Interplay of relativistic and nonrelativistic transport in atomically precise segmented graphene nanoribbons  

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Graphene's isolation launched explorations of fundamental relativistic physics originating from the planar honeycomb lattice arrangement of the carbon atoms, and of potential technological applications in nanoscale electronics. Bottom-up fabricated atomically-precise segmented graphene nanoribbons, SGNRs, open avenues for studies of electrical transport, coherence, and interference effects in metallic, semiconducting, and mixed GNRs, with different edge terminations. Conceptual and practical understanding of electric transport through SGNRs is gained through nonequilibrium Green's function (NEGF) conductance calculations and a Dirac continuum model that absorbs the valence-to-conductance energy gaps as position-dependent masses, including topological-in-origin mass-barriers at the contacts between segments. The continuum model reproduces the NEGF results, including optical Dirac Fabry-Perot (FP) equidistant oscillations for massless relativistic carriers in metallic armchair SGNRs, and an unequally-spaced FP pattern for mixed armchair-zigzag SGNRs where carriers transit from a relativistic (armchair) to a nonrelativistic (zigzag) regime. This provides a unifying framework for analysis of coherent transport phenomena and interpretation of forthcoming experiments in SGNRs.

Constantine Yannouleas; Igor Romanovsky; Uzi Landman

2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simlag: Simulation language for genetic populations  

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the dominance model, only when linkage is rather tight (r=0. 005) is it likely to be detectable by decreasing the advance of a popu- lation undergoing selection. Praser (1962) also found that there were distinct lags in the advance under selection much... that the scope of their research will be considerably extended in the near future. Latter published two papers which recorded the re- sults of his experimentation with genetic simulation t, echniques on th- response to artificial selection due to autosomal...

Pfaffenberger, Roger C.

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray source populations in galaxies  

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Today's sensitive, high-resolution X-ray observations allow the study of populations of X-ray sources, in the luminosity range of Galactic X-ray binaries, in galaxies as distant as 20-30 Mpc. The traditional astronomical tools of photometric diagrams and luminosity functions are now applied to these populations, providing a direct probe of the evolved binary component of different stellar populations. The study of the X-ray populations of E and S0 galaxies has revamped the debate on the formation and evolution of low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) and on the role of globular clusters in these processes. While overall stellar mass drives the amount of X-ray binaries in old stellar populations, the amount of sources in star forming galaxies is related to the star formation rate. Short-lived, luminous, high-mass binaries (HMXBs) dominate these young populations. The most luminous sources in these systems are the debated ULXs, which have been suggested to be ~100-1000 Msol black holes, but could alternatively include a number of binaries with stellar mass black holes. Very soft sources have also been discovered in many galaxies and their nature is currently being debated. Observations of the deep X-ray sky, and comparison with deep optical surveys, are providing the first evidence of the X-ray evolution of galaxies.

G. Fabbiano

2005-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Dimensions of Al proton beam-pipe '96 and '97 The beam-pipe for the '96 and '97 run includes segments 1 -15*.  

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Dimensions of Al proton beam-pipe '96 and '97 The beam-pipe for the '96 and '97 run includes segments 1 - 15*. Segments 1 - 26 were the final pipe as planned in '96. Beam-pipe segments start at Z0 15* 120 132 8592 149 1 133,4 8698 212 2863 welding material: + 3% 2949 Detector.xls(Al pipe) Page 1

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On the Spatial Distribution of Stellar Populations in the Large Magellanic Cloud  

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We measure the angular correlation function of stars in a region of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) that spans 2 degrees by 1.5 degrees. We find that the correlation functions of stellar populations are represented well by exponential functions of the angular separation for separations between 2 and 40 arcmin (corresponding to ~ 30 pc and 550 pc for an LMC distance of 50 kpc). The inner boundary is set by the presence of distinct, highly correlated structures, which are the more familiar stellar clusters, and the outer boundary is set by the observed region's size and the presence of two principal centers of star formation within the region. We also find that the normalization and scale length of the correlation function changes systematically with the mean age of the stellar population. The existence of positive correlation at large separations (~300 pc), even in the youngest population, argues for large-scale hierarchical structure in current star formation. The evolution of the angular correlation toward lower normalizations and longer scale lengths with stellar age argues for the dispersion of stars with time. We show that a simple, stochastic, self-propagating star formation model is qualitatively consistent with this behavior of the correlation function.

Jason Harris; Dennis Zaritsky

1999-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The X-ray afterglow flat segment in short GRB 051221A: Energy injection from a millisecond magnetar?  

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The flat segment lasting $\\sim 10^4$ seconds in the X-ray afterglow of GRB051221A represents the first clear case of strong energy injection in the external shock of a short GRB afterglow. In this work, we show that a millisecond pulsar with dipole magnetic field $\\sim 10^{14}$ Gauss could well account for that energy injection. The good quality X-ray flat segment thus suggests that the central engine of this short burst may be a millisecond magnetar.

Yizhong Fan; Dong Xu

2006-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and methods for impingement cooling of an undercut region adjacent a side wall of a turbine nozzle segment  

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A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner bands. Each band includes a side wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. The side wall of the band and inturned flange define with the nozzle wall an undercut region. The inturned flange has a plurality of apertures for directing cooling steam to cool the side wall between adjacent nozzle segments.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY); Itzel, Gary Michael (Simpsonville, SC)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An analysis of numerical trends in African elephant populations.  

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?? The elephant debate deals largely with population size, how elephant numbers change over time, how they may affect vegetation, and how their populations should… (more)

Junker, Jessica

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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active microbial populations: Topics by E-print Network  

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of enzyme activity Paris-Sud XI, Universit de 2 MICROBIAL POPULATIONS FECAL PELLETS AND Geosciences Websites Summary: MICROBIAL POPULATIONS FECAL PELLETS AND AND...

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A multi-population genetic algorithm for a constrained two ...  

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tree search algorithm for solving the d-dimensional knapsack problem. ...... PH A population heuristic, proposed by Beasley (2004), where a population of.

2008-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Will China's Vehicle Population Grow Even Faster than Forecasted?  

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2011. “China’s Soaring Vehicle Population: Even Greater Thanversion, “China’s Soaring Vehicle Population: Even Greater2012. “Modeling Future Vehicle Sales and Stock in China,”

Wang, Yunshi; Teter, Jacob; Sperling, Daniel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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annual plant populations: Topics by E-print Network  

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DEMOGRAPHY IN PLANTAGO:VARIATION AMONG COHORTS IN A NATURAL PLANT POPULATION DEBORAH A Roach,. Deborah 67 PLANT-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS -ORIGINAL PAPER Population density of North...

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Method of controlling the side wall thickness of a turbine nozzle segment for improved cooling  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner bands and a vane extending therebetween. Each band has a side wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. The side wall of the band has an inturned flange defining with the nozzle wall an undercut region. The outer surface of the side wall is provided with a step prior to welding the cover to the side wall. A thermal barrier coating is applied in the step and, after the cover is welded to the side wall, the side wall is finally machined to a controlled thickness removing all, some or none of the coating.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse shapes from electron and photon induced events in segmented high-purity germanium detectors  

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Experiments built to search for neutrinoless double beta-decay are limited in their sensitivity not only by the exposure but also by the amount of background encountered. Radioactive isotopes in the surrounding of the detectors which emit gamma-radiation are expected to be a significant source of background in the GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA. Methods to select electron induced events and discriminate against photon induced events inside a germanium detector are presented in this paper. The methods are based on the analysis of the time structure of the detector response. Data were taken with a segmented GERDA prototype detector. It is shown that the analysis of the time response of the detector can be used to distinguish multiply scattered photons from electrons.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kröninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

365

Apparatus for impingement cooling a side wall adjacent an undercut region of a turbine nozzle segment  

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A gas turbine nozzle segment has outer and inner bands and vanes therebetween. Each band includes a side wall, a cover and an impingement plate between the cover and nozzle wall defining two cavities on opposite sides of the impingement plate. Cooling steam is supplied to one cavity for flow through apertures of the impingement plate to cool the nozzle wall. The side wall of the band and inturned flange define with the nozzle wall an undercut region. Slots are formed through the inturned flange along the nozzle side wall. A plate having through-apertures extending between opposite edges thereof is disposed in each slot, the slots and plates being angled such that the cooling medium exiting the apertures in the second cavity lie close to the side wall for focusing and targeting cooling medium onto the side wall.

Burdgick, Steven Sebastian (Schenectady, NY)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Population inversion in Landau-quantized graphene  

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Landau level lasers have the advantage of tunability of the laser frequency by means of the external magnetic field. The crucial prerequisite of such a laser is a population inversion between optically coupled Landau levels. Efficient carrier-carrier and carrier-phonon scattering generally suppresses this effect in conventional materials. Based on microscopic calculations, we predict for the first time the occurrence of a long-lived population inversion in Landau-quantized graphene and reveal the underlying many-particle mechanisms. To guide the experimental demonstration, we present optimal conditions for the observation of a maximal population inversion in terms of experimentally accessible parameters, such as the strength of the magnetic field, pump fluence, temperature, and doping. We reveal that in addition to the tunability of the Landau-level laser frequency, also the polarization of the emitted light can be tuned via gate voltage controlling the doping of the sample.

Wendler, Florian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Distinct Length Scales in the VO{sub 2} Metal–Insulator Transition Revealed by Bi-chromatic Optical Probing  

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Upon a heating-induced metal–instulator transition (MIT) in VO{sub 2}, microscopic metallic VO{sub 2} puddles nucleate and coarsen within the insulating matrix. This coexistence of the two phases across the transition spans distinct length scales as their relative domain sizes change. Far-field optical probing is applied to follow the dynamic evolution of the highly correlated metallic domains as the MIT progresses.

Wang, Lei [College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States); Novikova, Irina B. [College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States); Klopf, John M. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Madaras, Scott E. [JLAB, Newport News, VA (United States); Williams, Gwyn P. [College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States); Madaras, Eric [Nasa Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (United States); Lu, Liwei [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Wolf, Stuart A. [Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States); Lukaszew, Rosa A. [College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Synthesis of Poly(3-alkylthiophene)–Poly(arylisocyanide) Diblock Copolymers: Two Mechanistically Distinct, Sequential Living Polymerizations Using a Single Catalyst  

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Block copolymers of poly(3-hexylthiophene) and a poly(arylisocyanide) were synthesized in a single pot via the addition of 2-bromo-3-hexyl-5-chloromagnesiothiophene followed by n-decyl 4-isocyanobenzoate to a solution of Ni(1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane)Cl{sub 2}. The respective mechanistically distinct polymerizations proceeded in a controlled fashion and afforded well-defined block copolymers with tunable molecular weights and compositions. The block copolymers exhibited microphase separation characteristics in the solid state.

Wu, Zong-Quan; Ono, Robert J.; Chen, Zheng; Bielawski, Christopher W.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

A Decade of Population Change in Texas.  

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of community facilities. The political representation of rural dwellers is also likely to be reduced. 3. In 1960, for the first time in history, Texas had more females than males. The projected sex ratio is 96.7 males per 100 females in 1970. At the same... of the Panhandle and extending southward beyond Abilene. This area sustained a decline of one-third in rural population during the decade. Only 2 of the 29 counties (Cottle and Donley) in area 6 had an increase in rural population. Another section, state...

Skrabanek, R. L.

1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

New possible resonance for population II Cepheids  

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Light and velocity curves of some radial mode variable stars seem to indicate a resonance where the second overtone has a period exactly half that of the fundamental mode. The two classes of stars that show this resonance by bumps in their light curves are the classical Cepheids and the population II BL Her variables. We here propose that there is another resonance for the population II W Vir variables where the ratio of the first overtone to the fundamental periods is 0.5.

Cox, A.N.; Kidman, R.B.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Pull-Push Level Sets: A new term to encode prior knowledge for the segmentation of teeth images  

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segmentation from 2D images of dental plaster cast models is a difficult problem because it is necessary is a desirable goal.2 In principle, this could be done by studing a 2-D image of a dental plaster cast model of a plaster cast of a dental arch. dealing with merging of different contours into a single one (which

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Abstract--The problem addressed in this paper is the automatic segmentation of stroke lesions on MR multi-  

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Abstract-- The problem addressed in this paper is the automatic segmentation of stroke lesions to help clinicians in the determination of stroke subtypes and potential functional deficit. I world [9] [20]. Stroke consumes an important part of the total healthcare costs (i.e. excluding social

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Beyond Corridor Reliability Measures: Analysis of Freeway Travel Time Reliability at the1 Segment Level for Hotspot Identification2  

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Beyond Corridor Reliability Measures: Analysis of Freeway Travel Time Reliability at the1 Segment and particularly1 freeways. However, it has become evident that travel time reliability, taking into account at the directional corridor level for planning4 purposes and analyze the ways in which travel time reliability can

Bertini, Robert L.

374

The Privacy Market The privacy market has three considerable segments. There is the market of customers who seek  

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of customers who seek privacy in all transactions. There is the market for merchants who wish to distinguishThe Privacy Market The privacy market has three considerable segments. There is the market themselves with respect to privacy practice. There is the market for merchants seeking to avoid the risks

Camp, L. Jean

375

Coordination of stem and leaf hydraulic conductance in southern California shrubs: a test of the hydraulic segmentation  

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Coordination of stem and leaf hydraulic conductance in southern California shrubs: a test of the hydraulic segmentation hypothesis Alexandria L. Pivovaroff1 , Lawren Sack2 and Louis S. Santiago1 1 2014 New Phytologist (2014) 203: 842­850 doi: 10.1111/nph.12850 Key words: chaparral, hydraulic

Sack, Lawren

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Morphology and segmentation of the western Galapagos Spreading Center, 90.598W: Plume-ridge interaction at  

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-ridge interaction at an intermediate spreading ridge John Sinton Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96822, USA (sinton@hawaii.edu) Robert Detrick and J. Pablo Canales Department. Sinton, J., R. Detrick, J. P. Canales, G. Ito, and M. Behn, Morphology and segmentation of the western

Ito, Garrett

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3D BLOB BASED BRAIN TUMOR DETECTION AND SEGMENTATION IN MR IMAGES Chen-Ping Yu1  

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3D BLOB BASED BRAIN TUMOR DETECTION AND SEGMENTATION IN MR IMAGES Chen-Ping Yu1 , Guilherme Ruppert to 28,079 mm3 in volume. Us- ing 20 clinical 3D MR scans containing from 1 to 15 tumors per scan: (1) an automated brain tumor detection algorithm for clinical 3D MR images; (2) a novel unsupervised

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Late quaternary geomorphology and geoarchaeology of a segment of the Central Mimbres River Valley, Grant County, New Mexico  

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Two terraces, a modem floodplain, and alluvial fans were identified along a segment of the central Mimbres River Valley in Grant County, New Mexico. The oldest terrace, T2, is composed of one major depositional unit (1) and is capped by a...

Fitch, Michael Anthony

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Using electrical, magnetic and acoustic sensors to detect damage in segmental concrete pipes subjected to permanent ground displacement  

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Using electrical, magnetic and acoustic sensors to detect damage in segmental concrete pipes and Environmental Engineering, 2340 G.G. Brown Bldg., Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States c Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kingston, RI 02881

Lynch, Jerome P.

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The Population Status The American Alligator  

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Carolina by Thomas M. Murphy A Publication of the Savannah River Plant National Environmental Research Park'S SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH PARK Copies may be obtained from Savannah River Ecology Laboratory #12;- The Population Status of the American Alligator on the Savannah River Plant, South Carolina

Georgia, University of

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Populations of Galaxies Building a Galaxy  

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1 Populations of Galaxies · Building a Galaxy · Stellar Luminosity Functions, Mass · Starburst galaxies, Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGS) #12;2 Question: How would you build a synthetic metals. · Fill in an H-R (or color-magnitude) diagram and let it evolve. · Make a synthetic spectrum

Crenshaw, Michael

382

Galaxy populations from Deep ISO Surveys  

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I discuss some of the main extra-galactic field surveys which have been undertaken by the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO). I review the findings from the source counts analysies and then examine some of the more recent detailed investigations into the explicit nature of the populations that make up these source counts.

Seb Oliver

2001-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Publications on Population Peer-Reviewed Articles  

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- population nexus in the East African Horn: emerging degradation trends in rangeland and pastoral livelihood zones. Global Environmental Change 23 (6), 1525-1541. Davis J., López-Carr D. (2014) Migration) initiatives work? Evidence from WWF-sponsored projects in Africa and Asia.Proceedings of the International

Lopez-Carr, David

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population model Harald Rybka, Jason Wong, Jorge Rivas  

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: food production = food consumption for a population of 8 billion consumption per capita is a constant

Yorke, James

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Bull Trout Population and Habitat Surveys in the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, Annual Report 2002.  

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Bull trout in the Willamette River Basin were historically distributed throughout major tributaries including the Middle Fork Willamette and McKenzie rivers. Habitat degradation, over-harvest, passage barriers, fish removal by rotenone, and hybridization and competition with non-native brook trout are all likely factors that have led to the decline of bull trout in the Willamette Basin (Ratliff and Howell 1992). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Columbia River bull trout population segment as Threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act in 1998. Four bull trout populations were isolated in the upper Willamette River following the construction of flood control dams on the South Fork McKenzie River, McKenzie River, and Middle Fork Willamette River that created Cougar, Trail Bridge, and Hills Creek reservoirs. Buchanan et al. (1997) described the population in the main stem McKenzie as 'of special concern', the South Fork McKenzie population as 'high risk of extinction', the population above Trail Bridge Reservoir as 'high risk of extinction', and bull trout in the Middle Fork Willamette as 'probably extinct'. Various management efforts such as strict angling regulations and passage improvement projects have been implemented to stabilize and rehabilitate bull trout habitat and populations in the McKenzie River over the past 10 years. Since 1997, bull trout fry from Anderson Creek on the upper McKenzie River have been transferred to the Middle Fork Willamette basin above Hills Creek Reservoir in an attempt to re-establish a reproducing bull trout population. This project was developed in response to concerns over the population status and management of bull trout in the McKenzie and Middle Fork Willamette Rivers by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife during the early 1990s. The project was conducted under measure 9.3G(2) of the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program to monitor the status, life history, habitat needs, and limiting factors for bull trout within sub basins of the Columbia River. Also, this project provides information to develop native fish recovery plans such as the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Bull Trout Recovery Plan.

Seals, Jason; Reis, Kelly

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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11lB ~?\\\\ .\\ 6 Pl1 \\2: '37 1:1 S Er..ECUi\\\\lE SECREiARItli  

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the North Pacific Humpback Whale Population as a Distinct Population Segment (DPS) and Delist the DPS of 1973, as amended (ESA), pursuant to the 1996 DPS policy (61 FR 4722; February 7, 1996), and delist a finding on whether a petition to list, delist, or reclassify a species presents substantial scientific

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Evolutionary optimization of rotational population transfer  

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We present experimental and numerical studies on control of rotational population transfer of NO(J=1/2) molecules to higher rotational states. We are able to transfer 57% of the population to the J=5/2 state and 46% to J=9/2, in good agreement with quantum mechanical simulations. The optimal pulse shapes are composed of pulse sequences with delays corresponding to the beat frequencies of states on the rotational ladder. The evolutionary algorithm is limited by experimental constraints such as volume averaging and the finite laser intensity used, the latter to circumvent ionization. Without these constraints, near-perfect control (>98%) is possible. In addition, we show that downward control, moving molecules from high to low rotational states, is also possible.

Rouzee, Arnaud; Vrakking, Marc J. J. [FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), Science Park 104, NL-1098 XG Amsterdam (Netherlands); Max Born Institut, Max Born Strasse 2A, D-12489, Berlin (Germany); Ghafur, Omair; Gijsbertsen, Arjan [FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), Science Park 104, NL-1098 XG Amsterdam (Netherlands); Vidma, Konstantin; Meijer, Afric; Zande, Wim J. van der; Parker, David [Institute of Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1, NL-6500 GL Nijmegen (Netherlands); Shir, Ofer M.; Baeck, Thomas [Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Niels Bohrweg 1, NL-2333 CA Leiden (Netherlands)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Population dynamics of the Concho water snake  

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the upper Colorado and Concho river systems of central Texas. It is 1 of 2 subspecies, the other being the Brazos water snake (Nerodia harteri harteri) which occurs in the Brazos river system of north-central Texas, Together they comprise the only species..., reproductive potential, mortality, and movements. williams predicted that habitat degradation resulting from the creation of Spence Reservoir, 2 km above his study site, would be detrimental to the Concho water snake population. Since the impoundment...

Mueller, James Michael

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The M31 population of supersoft sources  

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The 1991 ROSAT PSPC M31 X-ray point source catalog has been screened in order to set up a sample of candidate supersoft sources in this galaxy, additional to the 16 supersoft sources of Supper et al. (1997). 26 candidates have been found. Absorbing hydrogen column densities, effective temperatures and white dwarf masses (assuming the sources are on the stability line of surface nuclear burning) are derived. An observed white dwarf mass distribution is derived which indicates that the masses are constrained to values above 0.90 solar masses. The entire population of supersoft sources in M31 is estimated taking a theoretical white dwarf mass distribution into account, assuming that the observationally derived sample is restricted to white dwarf masses above 0.90 solar, and taking into account that the gas and the source population have a different scale height. A total number of at least 200-500 and at most 6,000-15,000 sources is deduced depending on the used galaxy N_H model, making use of the population synthesis calculation of Yungelson (1996). The spatial distribution favors a disk (or spiral-arm) dominated young stellar population with a ratio of 1/(4-7) of bulge/disk systems. Assuming that all supersoft sources with masses in excess of 0.5 solar masses are progenitors of supernovae of type Ia, a SN Ia rate of (0.8-7) 10^-3 yr^-1 is derived for M31 based on these progenitors. Supersoft sources might account for 20-100% of the total SN Ia rate in a galaxy like M31.

Peter Kahabka

1999-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Who Will More Likely Buy PHEV: A Detailed Market Segmentation Analysis  

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Understanding the diverse PHEV purchase behaviors among prospective new car buyers is key for designing efficient and effective policies for promoting new energy vehicle technologies. The ORNL MA3T model developed for the U.S. Department of Energy is described and used to project PHEV purchase probabilities by different consumers. MA3T disaggregates the U.S. household vehicle market into 1458 consumer segments based on region, residential area, driver type, technology attitude, home charging availability and work charging availability and is calibrated to the EIA s Annual Energy Outlook. Simulation results from MA3T are used to identify the more likely PHEV buyers and provide explanations. It is observed that consumers who have home charging, drive more frequently and live in urban area are more likely to buy a PHEV. Early adopters are projected to be more likely PHEV buyers in the early market, but the PHEV purchase probability by the late majority consumer can increase over time when PHEV gradually becomes a familiar product. Copyright Form of EVS25.

Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL] [ORNL; Greene, David L [ORNL] [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiological Findings and Endovascular Management of Three Cases with Segmental Arterial Mediolysis  

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Segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) is an uncommon self-limited disorder that can cause abdominal catastrophes through massive bleeding or bowel infarction. The former arise from arterial aneurysms, and the latter from arterial stenosis or occlusions. Although this is an acute self-limiting disease, the catastrophic consequence, originating from intra-abdominal hemorrhage (arterial dilatation, aneurysms, dissecting hematomas) or bowel infarction (arterial stenosis, arterial occlusions), is not rare. The identification of these lesions is very important in the differential diagnosis of suspected patients with complaints of abdominal pain with hemorrhage. We report computerized tomography angiography and digital subtraction angiography findings of three cases with abdominal SAM, who were treated with endovascular management due to abdominal bleeding. Angiography showed arterial dilatations, aneurysms, and occlusions of visceral arteries in all three cases, The string-of-beads appearance was present in only one case. Bleeding stopped immediately after embolization of three cases and follow-up revealed no evidence of recurrences at 23, 18, and 15 months, respectively, Arterial coil embolization is an effective treatment modality for bleeding complications of SAM. Close follow-up is recommended, primarily to ascertain the fate of the nontreated arterial lesions.

Davran, Ramazan, E-mail: ramazandavran@gmail.co [Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Cinar, Celal; Parildar, Mustafa; Oran, Ismail [Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology (Turkey)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Resolution on Simulation of Closed Mesoscale Cellular Convection Identified by Dynamically Guided Watershed Segmentation  

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Organized mesoscale cellular convection (MCC) is a common feature of marine stratocumulus that forms in response to a balance between mesoscale dynamics and smaller scale processes such as cloud radiative cooling and microphysics. We use the Weather Research and Forecasting model with chemistry (WRF-Chem) and fully coupled cloud-aerosol interactions to simulate marine low clouds during the VOCALS-REx campaign over the southeast Pacific. A suite of experiments with 3- and 9-km grid spacing indicates resolution-dependent behavior. The simulations with finer grid spacing have smaller liquid water paths and cloud fractions, while cloud tops are higher. The observed diurnal cycle is reasonably well simulated. To isolate organized MCC characteristics we develop a new automated method, which uses a variation of the watershed segmentation technique that combines the detection of cloud boundaries with a test for coincident vertical velocity characteristics. This ensures that the detected cloud fields are dynamically consistent for closed MCC, the most common MCC type over the VOCALS-REx region. We demonstrate that the 3-km simulation is able to reproduce the scaling between horizontal cell size and boundary layer height seen in satellite observations. However, the 9-km simulation is unable to resolve smaller circulations corresponding to shallower boundary layers, instead producing invariant MCC horizontal scale for all simulated boundary layers depths. The results imply that climate models with grid spacing of roughly 3 km or smaller may be needed to properly simulate the MCC structure in the marine stratocumulus regions.

Martini, Matus; Gustafson, William I.; Yang, Qing; Xiao, Heng

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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450 mm dual frequency capacitively coupled plasma sources: Conventional, graded, and segmented electrodes  

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Wafer diameters for microelectronics fabrication will soon transition from 300 to 450 mm at a time when excitation frequencies for capacitively coupled plasmas (CCPs) are increasing to 200 MHz or higher. Already for 300 mm tools, there is evidence that wave behavior (i.e., propagation, constructive, and destructive interference) affects the uniformity of processing. The increase in diameter to 450 mm is likely to exacerbate these effects, perhaps requiring nontraditional tool designs. This is particularly important in dual frequency (DF) CCP tools in which there are potential interactions between frequencies. In this paper, results from a two-dimensional computational investigation of Ar plasma properties in a 450 mm DF-CCP reactor, incorporating a full-wave solution of Maxwell's equations, are discussed. As in 300 mm DF-CCP reactors, the electron density collapses toward the center of the reactor with increasing high frequency (HF), however, with more pronounced finite wavelength effects. Graded conductivity electrodes with multilayer of dielectrics are computationally demonstrated as a possible means to suppress wave effects thereby increasing plasma uniformity. Segmentation of the HF electrode also improves the plasma uniformity by making the electrical distance between the feeds and the sheath edges as uniform as possible.

Yang Yang [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States); Kushner, Mark J. [Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2122 (United States)

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WANDERING STARS: AN ORIGIN OF ESCAPED POPULATIONS  

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We demonstrate that stars beyond the virial radii of galaxies may be generated by the gravitational impulse received by a satellite as it passes through the pericenter of its orbit around its parent. These stars may become energetically unbound (escaped stars), or may travel to further than a few virial radii for longer than a few Gyr, but still remain energetically bound to the system (wandering stars). Larger satellites (10%-100% the mass of the parent), and satellites on more radial orbits are responsible for the majority of this ejected population. Wandering stars could be observable on Mpc scales via classical novae, and on 100 Mpc scales via Type Ia supernova. The existence of such stars would imply a corresponding population of barely bound, old, high-velocity stars orbiting the Milky Way, generated by the same physical mechanism during the Galaxy's formation epoch. Sizes and properties of these combined populations should place some constraints on the orbits and masses of the progenitor objects from which they came, providing insight into the merging histories of galaxies in general and the Milky Way in particular.

Teyssier, Maureen; Johnston, Kathryn V. [Department of Astronomy, Columbia University, Pupin Physics Laboratory, 550 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Shara, Michael M. [American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street and Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5192 (United States)

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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{open_quotes}A behavioral-based segmentation methodology the next step beyond classify{close_quotes} update...update...update  

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Entergy Services, Inc., along with SDR, Inc., developed a market segmentation model for Entergy`s residential end-use customer database. This model is driven by a blending of behavioral and attitudinal variables taken from Entergy`s Marketing Information System (MKIS), Donnelley data and Entergy CLASSIFY{trademark} response data. After considerable effort, seven segments were identified which exhibit behavioral and attitudinal differentiation. The reliability of predicting segment membership is approximately 88% overall and 75% for the lowest group. This is compared to the project prediction criteria set at 75%/70% (i.e., correctly predict 75% of the holdout sample with no one group under 70% correct prediction). The purpose of this segmentation strategy is to market tailored offerings to specific segments, thereby improving customer satisfaction while reducing marketing costs. In the fourth and final phase of the project, the segmentation model will be tested by using actual sales data and by collecting new customer preference data. Once this phase is completed, residential program offerings can be developed or modified to best suit the targeted segment.

Lewis, J.; Riggins, J. [Entergy Services, Inc., Little Rock, AR (United States); Neal, W.D. [Sophisticated Data Research, Inc., Atlanta, GA (United States)

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CALTECH CORE-COLLAPSE PROJECT (CCCP) OBSERVATIONS OF TYPE II SUPERNOVAE: EVIDENCE FOR THREE DISTINCT PHOTOMETRIC SUBTYPES  

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We present R-band light curves of Type II supernovae (SNe) from the Caltech Core-Collapse Project (CCCP). With the exception of interacting (Type IIn) SNe and rare events with long rise times, we find that most light curve shapes belong to one of three apparently distinct classes: plateau, slowly declining, and rapidly declining events. The last class is composed solely of Type IIb SNe which present similar light curve shapes to those of SNe Ib, suggesting, perhaps, similar progenitor channels. We do not find any intermediate light curves, implying that these subclasses are unlikely to reflect variance of continuous parameters, but rather might result from physically distinct progenitor systems, strengthening the suggestion of a binary origin for at least some stripped SNe. We find a large plateau luminosity range for SNe IIP, while the plateau lengths seem rather uniform at approximately 100 days. As analysis of additional CCCP data goes on and larger samples are collected, demographic studies of core-collapse SNe will likely continue to provide new constraints on progenitor scenarios.

Arcavi, Iair; Gal-Yam, Avishay; Yaron, Ofer [Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel); Cenko, S. Bradley; Becker, Adam B. [Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3411 (United States); Fox, Derek B. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Leonard, Douglas C. [Department of Astronomy, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182 (United States); Moon, Dae-Sik [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 (Canada); Sand, David J. [Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 (United States); Soderberg, Alicia M. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Kiewe, Michael [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Scheps, Raphael [King's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1ST (United Kingdom); Birenbaum, Gali [12 Amos St, Ramat Chen, Ramat Gan 52233 (Israel); Chamudot, Daniel [20 Chen St, Petach Tikvah 49520 (Israel); Zhou, Jonathan, E-mail: iair.arcavi@weizmann.ac.il [101 Dunster Street, Box 398, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Particle Tracking reveals two distinct environments for CD4 receptors at the surface of living T lymphocytes  

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Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We studied the diffusion of single CD4 receptors on living lymphocytes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This study reveals that CD4 receptors have either a random or confined diffusion. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The dynamics of unconfined CD4 receptors was accelerated by a temperature raise. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The dynamics of confined CD4 receptors was unchanged by a temperature raise. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Our results suggest the existence of two different environments for CD4 receptors. -- Abstract: We investigated the lateral diffusion of the HIV receptor CD4 at the surface of T lymphocytes at 20 Degree-Sign C and 37 Degree-Sign C by Single Particle Tracking using Quantum Dots. We found that the receptors presented two major distinct behaviors that were not equally affected by temperature changes. About half of the receptors showed a random diffusion with a diffusion coefficient increasing upon raising the temperature. The other half of the receptors was permanently or transiently confined with unchanged dynamics on raising the temperature. These observations suggest that two distinct subpopulations of CD4 receptors with different environments are present at the surface of living T lymphocytes.

Mascalchi, Patrice; Lamort, Anne Sophie; Salome, Laurence [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, BP 64182, F-31077 Toulouse (France) [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, BP 64182, F-31077 Toulouse (France); Universite de Toulouse, UPS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), F-31077 Toulouse (France); Dumas, Fabrice, E-mail: fabrice.dumas@ipbs.fr [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, BP 64182, F-31077 Toulouse (France) [CNRS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), 205 route de Narbonne, BP 64182, F-31077 Toulouse (France); Universite de Toulouse, UPS, IPBS (Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale), F-31077 Toulouse (France)

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Individual-based model of yellow perch and walleye populations in Oneida Lake  

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Predator-prey dynamics and density dependence are fundamental issues in ecology. The authors use a detailed, individual-based model of walleye and yellow perch to investigate the effects of alternative prey and compensatory responses on predator and prey population dynamics. The analyses focus on the numerical and developmental responses of the predator, rather than the traditional emphasis on functional responses. The extensive database for Oneida Lake, New York, USA was used to configure the model and ensure its realism. The model follows the daily growth, mortality, and spawning of individuals of each species through their lifetime. Three ecologically distinct periods in the history of Oneida Lake were simulated: baseline, high mayfly densities, and high forage fish densities. Mayflies and forage fish act as alternative prey for walleye. For model corroboration, the three periods were simulated sequentially as they occurred in Oneida Lake. Model predictions of abundances, size at age, and growth and survival rates compared favorably with Oneida Lake data. Three hypotheses suggested by the data were evaluated: alternative prey stabilizes yellow perch and walleye populations; alternative prey increases yellow perch and walleye recruitment; and density-dependent growth and survival compensate for changes in young-of-the-year mortality. Model simulations were performed under increased mayfly densities, increased forage fish densities, and increased egg mortality rates.

Rose, K.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Environmental Sciences Div.; Rutherford, E.S. [Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Inst. for Fisheries Research; McDermot, D.S. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Forney, J.L.; Mills, E.L. [Cornell Univ. Biological Station, Bridgeport, NY (United States)

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computerized operating procedures for shearing and dissolution of segments from LWBR (Light Water Breeder Reactor) fuel rods  

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This report presents two detailed computerized operating procedures developed to assist and control the shearing and dissolution of irradiated fuel rods. The procedures were employed in the destructive analysis of end-of-life fuel rods from the Light Water Breeder Reactor (LWBR) that was designed by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. Seventeen entire fuel rods from the end-of-life core of the LWBR were sheared into 169 precisely characterized segments, and more than 150 of these segments were dissolved during execution of the LWBR Proof-of-Breeding (LWBR-POB) Analytical Support Project at Argonne National Laboratory. The procedures illustrate our approaches to process monitoring, data reduction, and quality assurance during the LWBR-POB work.

Osudar, J.; Deeken, P.G.; Graczyk, D.G.; Fagan, J.E.; Martino, F.J.; Parks, J.E.; Levitz, N.M.; Kessie, R.W.; Leddin, J.M.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inter-slice bidirectional registration-based segmentation of the prostate gland in MR and CT image sequences  

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Purpose: Accurate segmentation and volume estimation of the prostate gland in magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT) images are necessary steps in diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of prostate cancer. This paper presents an algorithm for the prostate gland volume estimation based on the semiautomated segmentation of individual slices in T2-weighted MR and CT image sequences. Methods: The proposedInter-Slice Bidirectional Registration-based Segmentation (iBRS) algorithm relies on interslice image registration of volume data to segment the prostate gland without the use of an anatomical atlas. It requires the user to mark only three slices in a given volume dataset, i.e., the first, middle, and last slices. Next, the proposed algorithm uses a registration algorithm to autosegment the remaining slices. We conducted comprehensive experiments to measure the performance of the proposed algorithm using three registration methods (i.e., rigid, affine, and nonrigid techniques). Results: The results with the proposed technique were compared with manual marking using prostate MR and CT images from 117 patients. Manual marking was performed by an expert user for all 117 patients. The median accuracies for individual slices measured using the Dice similarity coefficient (DSC) were 92% and 91% for MR and CT images, respectively. The iBRS algorithm was also evaluated regarding user variability, which confirmed that the algorithm was robust to interuser variability when marking the prostate gland. Conclusions: The proposed algorithm exploits the interslice data redundancy of the images in a volume dataset of MR and CT images and eliminates the need for an atlas, minimizing the computational cost while producing highly accurate results which are robust to interuser variability.

Khalvati, Farzad, E-mail: farzad.khalvati@uwaterloo.ca; Tizhoosh, Hamid R. [Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada)] [Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada); Salmanpour, Aryan; Rahnamayan, Shahryar [Department of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4 (Canada)] [Department of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4 (Canada); Rodrigues, George [Department of Radiation Oncology, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario N6C 2R6, Canada and Department of Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario N6C 2R6, Canada and Department of Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the first true coaxial 18-fold segmented n-type prototype detector for the GERDA project  

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The first true coaxial 18-fold segmented n-type HPGe prototype detector produced by Canberra-France for the GERDA neutrinoless double beta-decay project was tested both at Canberra-France and at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik in Munich. The main characteristics of the detector are given and measurements concerning detector properties are described. A novel method to establish contacts between the crystal and a Kapton cable is presented.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; D. Gutknecht; K. Kröninger; M. Lampert; X. Liu; B. Majorovits; D. Quirion; F. Stelzer; P. Wendling

2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of modern-control-design methodologies to a multi-segmented deformable-mirror system. Master's thesis  

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The multi-segmented deformable mirror system is proposed as an element for a portion of a ballistic missile defense system. The size of the mirror required for this defense function requires that the mirror be developed in segments, and then these segments should be phased together to produce one continuous, large optic. The application of multivariable control system synthesis techniques to provide closed-loop wavefront control of the deformable mirror system is the problem discussed in this thesis. The method of H at infinity control system synthesis using loop-shaping techniques was used to develop a controller that meets a robust performance specification. The number and location of sensors was treated as a design variable, and the structured singular value (mu) was used to determine the performance robustness of the deformable mirror system. Decentralized control issues are also addressed through the use of necessary conditions in an effort to determine a suitable decentralized control structure with performance similar to that of the centralized controller.

Vaughan, E.M.

1991-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A segmented multi-loop antenna for selective excitation of azimuthal mode number in a helicon plasma source  

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A flat type, segmented multi-loop antenna was developed in the Tokai Helicon Device, built for producing high-density helicon plasma, with a diameter of 20 cm and an axial length of 100 cm. This antenna, composed of azimuthally splitting segments located on four different radial positions, i.e., r = 2.8, 4.8, 6.8, and 8.8 cm, can excite the azimuthal mode number m of 0, ±1, and ±2 by a proper choice of antenna feeder parts just on the rear side of the antenna. Power dependencies of the electron density n{sub e} were investigated with a radio frequency (rf) power less than 3 kW (excitation frequency ranged from 8 to 20 MHz) by the use of various types of antenna segments, and n{sub e} up to ?5 × 10{sup 12} cm{sup ?3} was obtained after the density jump from inductively coupled plasma to helicon discharges. Radial density profiles of m = 0 and ±1 modes with low and high rf powers were measured. For the cases of these modes after the density jump, the excited mode structures derived from the magnetic probe measurements were consistent with those expected from theory on helicon waves excited in the plasma.

Shinohara, S., E-mail: sshinoha@cc.tuat.ac.jp [Institute of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Naka-cho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan); Tanikawa, T. [Research Institute of Science and Technology, Tokai University, 4-1-1, Kita-kaname, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1292 (Japan); Motomura, T. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 807-1, Shuku-machi, Tosu, Saga 841-0052 Japan (Japan)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Population genetics, phylogeography, and morphology of Notropis stramineus  

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distinct pattern of geographical variation which has compelled authors to recognize two subspecies within this species. In this study, I investigated both the genetic and morphological diversity of N. stramineus. First, I used microsatellite markers...

Pittman, Kendra J.

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

405

CONSERVATION OF THE IRISH POPULATIONS OF THE POLLAN  

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CONSERVATION OF THE IRISH POPULATIONS OF THE POLLAN COREGONUS AUTUMNALIS Robert Rosell, C. Harrod on the status of the four extant populations and proposed possible conservation measures. This paper updates

McCarthy, T.K.

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Evolutionary dynamics in set structured populations Corina E. Tarnitaa  

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Evolutionary dynamics in set structured populations Corina E. Tarnitaa , Tibor Antala , Hisashi a powerful method to study dynamical population structure: evolutionary set theory. The individuals of popu- lation structure on evolutionary and ecological dynamics. These approaches include spatial models

Nowak, Martin A.

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Ecosystem-specific selection pressures revealed through comparative population genomics  

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Bacterial populations harbor vast genetic diversity that is continually shaped by abiotic and biotic selective pressures, as well as by neutral processes. Individuals coexisting in the same geographically defined population ...

Coleman, Maureen L.

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Diversity waves in collapse-driven population dynamics  

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Populations of species in ecosystems are constrained by the availability of resources within their environment. In effect this means that a growth of one population, needs to be balanced by the reduction in size of others. In neutral models of biodiversity all populations are assumed to change incrementally due to stochastic births and deaths of individuals. Here we propose and model another redistribution mechanism driven by abrupt collapses of the entire population of a single species freeing up resources for the remaining ones. This mechanism may be relevant for communities of bacteria, with strain-specific collapses caused e.g. by invading bacteriophages, or for other ecosystems where infectious diseases play an important role. The emergent property of the population dynamics in our system are cyclic "diversity waves" triggered by collapses of globally dominating populations. The population diversity in the environment peaks at the beginning of each wave and exponentially decreases afterwards. Population ...

Maslov, Sergei

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of tone on the three-way laryngeal distinction in Korean: An acoustic and aerodynamic comparison of the Seoul and South Kyungsang dialects  

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KU ScholarWorks | http://kuscholarworks.ku.edu Effects of tone on the three-way laryngeal distinction in Korean: An acoustic and aerodynamic comparison of the Seoul and South Kyungsang dialects by Hyunjung Lee and Allard Jongman KU Scholar... below. Lee, H., and Jongman, A. (2012). Effects of tone on the three-way laryngeal distinction in Korean: An acoustic and aerodynamic comparison of the Seoul and South Kyungsang dialects. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 42, 145...

Lee, Hyunjung; Jongman, Allard

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Emergence of Attention within a Neural Population  

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We present a dynamic model of attention based on the Continuum Neural Field Theory that explains attention as being an emergent property of a neural population. This model is experimentally proved to be very robust and able to track one static or moving target in the presence of very strong noise or in the presence of a lot of distractors, even more salient than the target. This attentional property is not restricted to the visual case and can be considered as a generic attentional process of any spatio-temporal continuous input.

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ORISE Resources: Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies  

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On the properties of massive Population III stars and metal-free stellar populations  

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We present realistic models for massive Population III stars and stellar populations based on non-LTE model atmospheres, recent stellar evolution tracks and up-to-date evolutionary synthesis models, to study their spectral properties, including their dependence on age, star formation history, and IMF. (..) The main results regarding integrated stellar populations are: * For young bursts and the case of a constant SFR, nebular continuous emission - neglected in previous studies - dominates the spectrum redward of Lyman-alpha (...). Therefore predicted emission line equivalent widths are considerably smaller than found in earlier studies, whereas the detection of the continuum is eased. Nebular line and continuous emission strongly affect the broad band photometric properties of Pop III objects. * Due to stellar evolution, the hardness of the ionising spectrum decreases rapidly, leading to the disappearance of the characteristic HeII 1640 recombination lines after ~ 3 Myr in instantaneous bursts. * The relative...

Schärer, D

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Revisiting the Uniqueness of Simple Demographics in the US Population  

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Revisiting the Uniqueness of Simple Demographics in the US Population Philippe Golle Palo Alto% of the US population can be uniquely identified by gen- der, ZIP code and full date of birth. This short paper revisits the uniqueness of simple demographics in the US population based on the most recent

Golle, Philippe

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Proximate Population Factors and Deforestation in Tropical Agricultural Frontiers  

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Proximate Population Factors and Deforestation in Tropical Agricultural Frontiers David L. Carr are significantly associated at the global and regional scales, evidence for population links to deforestation of thought on population­environment theories relevant to deforestation in tropical agricultural frontiers

Lopez-Carr, David

415

Genetic Variability and Population Differentiation in Captive Baird's Tapirs  

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one of housing and displaying as diverse a collection of species as possible, to one of creating self and Ballou, 1986; Soule et al., 1986]. One obstacle to achieving a self-sustaining captive population- sustaining captive populations that may one day act as a source for restocking wild populations [Ralls

Ashley, Mary V.

416

VOL I, ISSUE 1Quarterly Edition Population and Public Policy  

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VOL I, ISSUE 1Quarterly Edition Population and Public Policy Migration to western Canada increases affect and are affected by public policy decisions. Even the sheer size of the population, the subject of this article, affects public policy because larger populations can usually support a wider range of public

Saskatchewan, University of

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Population stability, cooperation, and the invasibility of the human species  

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a mechanism for these outcomes by modifying a simple density-dependent population model to allow varying populations expanded out of Africa and spread rapidly across the majority of the earth's land surfacePopulation stability, cooperation, and the invasibility of the human species Marcus J. Hamiltona

Brown, James H.

418

Ecological factors and human threats both drive wildfowl population declines  

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; human population density. Correspondence Peter R. Long, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Africa and Asia. Second, we use phylogenetic comparative analyses to test whether population size, globalEcological factors and human threats both drive wildfowl population declines P. R. Long1 , T. Sz

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Genotype-Imputation Accuracy across Worldwide Human Populations  

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and South Asia, the Americas, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa. For each population, we identified- density reference panels. Specifically, study samples have typically derived from populations of NorthernARTICLE Genotype-Imputation Accuracy across Worldwide Human Populations Lucy Huang,1,2,* Yun Li,1

Rosenberg, Noah

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Prediction Error Associated With The Perceptual Segmentation of Naturalistic Events Jeffrey M. Zacks1,2*, Christopher A. Kurby1,3, Michelle L. Eisenberg1, Nayiri  

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Prediction Error Associated With The Perceptual Segmentation of Naturalistic;Abstract Predicting the near future is important for survival and plays a central role in theories of perception, language processing and learning. Prediction

Zacks, Jeffrey M.

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The Formation of Population III Binaries  

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We explore the possibility for the formation of Population III binaries. The collapse of a rotating cylinder is simulated with a three-dimensional, high-resolution nested grid, assuming the thermal history of primordial gas. The simulations are done with dimensionless units, and the results are applicable to low-mass as well as massive systems by scaling with the initial density. We find that if the initial angular momentum is as small as $\\beta \\approx 0.1$, where $\\beta$ is the ratio of centrifugal force to pressure force, then the runaway collapse of the cloud stops to form a rotationally-supported disk. After the accretion of the envelope, the disk undergoes a ring instability, eventually fragmenting into a binary. If the initial angular momentum is relatively large, a bar-type instability arises, resulting in the collapse into a single star through rapid angular momentum transfer. The present results show that a significant fraction of Pop III stars are expected to form in binary systems, even if they are quite massive or less massive. The cosmological implications of Population III binaries are briefly discussed.

Kazuya Saigo; Tomoaki Matsumoto; Masayuki Umemura

2004-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

422

Collisional population transfer in yterbium ions  

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Long-lived metastable states of Yb+ ions are used for atomic frequency standards, precision measurements, and quantum information research. The effect of population trapping and transfer in these states must be well understood. We report here the transfer of Yb+ ions into the long-lived {sup 2}F{sub 7/2} state by means of collisions between He buffer gas and Yb+ ions held in a linear Paul trap. Transfer rates were measured as functions of buffer-gas pressure and repump-laser power, and the collisional population transfer rates were extracted. The measured transfer rate coefficients are 8.32(75)x10-11 and 8.65(33)x10-11 cm3/s for the collisional processes {sup 2}P{sub 1/2}{yields}{sup 2}D{sub 5/2} and {sup 2}D{sub 3/2}{yields}{sup 2}F{sub 7/2}, respectively.

Schauer, Martin Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Torgerson, Justin R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Danielson, Jeremy R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Zhao, Xinxin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nguyen, Ahn - Tuan [UNIV OF PITTSBURGH; Wang, Li - Bang [NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIV

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Identification of photons in double beta-decay experiments using segmented germanium detectors - studies with a GERDA Phase II prototype detector  

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The sensitivity of experiments searching for neutrinoless double beta-decay of germanium was so far limited by the background induced by external gamma-radiation. Segmented germanium detectors can be used to identify photons and thus reduce this background component. The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, will use highly segmented germanium detectors in its second phase. The identification of photonic events is investigated using a prototype detector. The results are compared with Monte Carlo data.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kröninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

424

The Birth of a Galaxy: Primoridal Metal Enrichment and Population II Stellar Populations  

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Population III stars first form in dark matter halos with masses around 10^6 Msun. By definition, they are metal-free, and their protostellar collapse is driven by molecular hydrogen cooling in the gas-phase, leading to a massive characteristic mass ~100 Msun and suppressed fragmentation. Population II stars with lower characteristic masses form when the star-forming gas reaches a critical metallicity of 10^{-6} - 10^{-3.5} Zsun, depending on whether dust cooling is important. We present adaptive mesh refinement radiation hydrodynamics simulations that follows the transition from Population III to II star formation. We model stellar radiative feedback with adaptive ray tracing. A top-heavy initial mass function for the Population III stars is considered, resulting in a plausible distribution of pair-instability supernovae and associated metal enrichment. We find that the gas fraction recovers from 5 percent to nearly the cosmic fraction in halos with merger histories rich in halos above 10^7 Msun. A single pa...

Wise, John H; Norman, Michael L; Abel, Tom

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Population and Climate Change:Population and Climate Change: Are they related?Are they related?  

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depletion: water, oil, fisheries, topsoil, etc. · Resource wars and civil conflicts · Malnutrition and world! We are still missing the most important component of the Earth System: the Human System #12;Is, population would be much smaller! · Growth in grain production is now flattening out · Industrial farming

Kalnay, Eugenia

426

Engineering the initial state in broadband population inversion  

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Quantum systems with sublevel structures prevent full population inversion from one manifold of sublevels to the other using strong ultrafast resonant pulses. In this work we explain the mechanism by which this population transfer is blocked. We then develop a novel concept of geometric control, assuming full or partial coherent manipulation within the manifolds and show that by preparing specific coherent superpositions in the initial manifold, full population inversion or full population blockade, {\\it i.e} laser-induced transparency, can be achieved. In particular, by parallel population transfer we show how population inversion between the manifolds can be obtained with minimal pulse area. As the number of sublevels increases, population inversion can overcome the pulse area theorem at the expense of full control over the initial manifold of sublevels.

Bo Y. Chang; Sheokmin Shin; Ignacio R. Sola

2015-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

427

On the properties of massive Population III stars and metal-free stellar populations  

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We present realistic models for massive Population III stars and stellar populations based on non-LTE model atmospheres, recent stellar evolution tracks and up-to-date evolutionary synthesis models, to study their spectral properties, including their dependence on age, star formation history, and IMF. (..) The main results regarding integrated stellar populations are: * For young bursts and the case of a constant SFR, nebular continuous emission - neglected in previous studies - dominates the spectrum redward of Lyman-alpha (...). Therefore predicted emission line equivalent widths are considerably smaller than found in earlier studies, whereas the detection of the continuum is eased. Nebular line and continuous emission strongly affect the broad band photometric properties of Pop III objects. * Due to stellar evolution, the hardness of the ionising spectrum decreases rapidly, leading to the disappearance of the characteristic HeII 1640 recombination lines after ~ 3 Myr in instantaneous bursts. * The relative efficiency of ionising photon energy to heavy element rest mass production, eta, of metal-poor and metal-free populations is increased by factors of ~ 4 to 18 with respect to solar metallicity and for ``standard'' IMFs. * The lowest values of eta ~ 1.6 - 2.2 % are obtained for IMFs exclusively populated with high mass stars (M_low >~ 50 Msun). If correct, the yields dominated by pair creation SNae then predict large overabundances of O/C and Si/C compared to solar abundance ratios. Detailed results are given in tabular form and as fit formulae for implementation in other calculations. (abridged abstract)

Daniel Schaerer

2001-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Old stellar populations in distant radio galaxies  

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I describe the current status of our attempts to determine the age of the oldest known stellar populations at high redshift, in the red mJy radio galaxies 53W091 ($z = 1.55$) and 53W069 ($z = 1.43$). During the past year the original conclusion of Dunlop et al. (1996) - that 53W091 is $>3$ Gyr old - has been questioned from two, basically orthogonal directions. First, reports that the near-infrared light from 53W091 is highly polarized have cast some doubt on whether its red colour is genuinely due to an old population of stars. Second, assuming that all the light is indeed due to stars, it has been claimed that 53W091 is in fact only 1-2 Gyr old. Here I present a preliminary analysis of new infrared polarimetric observations of 53W091 which show that the first of these criticisms can be rejected with very high confidence. I then explore why different modellers have derived different ages for 53W091, and present new model fits to the spectrum of 53W069 which demonstrate that different spectral synthesis codes are certainly in good agreement that this galaxy is 3-4 Gyr old. Finally I present a preliminary analysis of the morphologies and scale-lengths of 53W091 and 53W069 as derived from new I-band WFPC2 HST images, and compare the results with those for 3CR galaxies at comparable redshifts. I conclude that the scalelengths and luminosities of radio galaxies at $z \\simeq 1.5$ appear to scale together as would be predicted from the Kormendy relation for low-redshift elliptical galaxies.

James Dunlop

1998-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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AN EMPIRICAL EXAMINATION OF THE EXISTENCE OF ART, ART/CRAFT, AND CRAFT SEGMENT AMONG CRAFT MEDIA WORKERS  

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, and 15.9 percent (418) were placed in the craft segment. The sample was 70.2 percent female, 97.9 percent white, and had a mean age of 51.8. Four media were chosen by over ten percent of the sample: fiber (41.8%), clay (17.4%), wood (16.5%) and metal (12... differ substantially as to how they display and sell their work and in the audience to which they appeal. Art objects basically appeal to an elite and thus are marketed through exhibitions in galleries and museums made for clients. Craft objects basically...

Neapolitan, Jerry; Ethridge, Maurice

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent heat transfer and friction in a segmental channel that simulates leading-edge cooling channels of modern turbine blades  

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TURBULENT HEAT TRANSFER AND FRICTION IN A SEGMENTAL CkhQPKL THAT SIMULATES LEADING-EDGE COOLING C~LS OF MODERN TURBINE BLADES A Thesis by RODNEY BRIAN SPENCE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University m partial... Thesis by RODNEY BRIAN SPENCE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by: S. C. Lau (Chair of Committee...

Spence, Rodney Brian

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dust-acoustic Gardner solitons and double layers in dusty plasmas with nonthermally distributed ions of two distinct temperatures  

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A rigorous theoretical investigation has been performed on dust-acoustic (DA) solitary structures in an unmagnetized dusty plasma, consisting of negatively charged mobile dust grains, Boltzmann distributed electrons, and nonthermally distributed ions of two distinct temperatures. The Korteweg-de Vries (K-dV), modified K-dV (mK-dV) and Gardner equations, and their solitary waves (SWs) and double layer (DL) (in case of Gardner equation) solutions are derived by using the reductive perturbation technique. The basic features of the DA Gardner solitons (GSs) and DLs are studied analytically as well as numerically. It has been observed that the GSs significantly differ from K-dV and mK-dV solitons, and only positive potential DLs exist in the system. It is also studied that two-temperature nonthermal ions significantly modify the nature and basic properties of the DA SWs. The present investigation can be very effective for understanding and studying the nonlinear characteristics of the DA waves in laboratory and space dusty plasmas.

Tasnim, I.; Mamun, A. A. [Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342 (Bangladesh)] [Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342 (Bangladesh); Masud, M. M. [Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342 (Bangladesh) [Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342 (Bangladesh); Department of Physics, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka (Bangladesh); Asaduzzaman, M. [Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342 (Bangladesh) [Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342 (Bangladesh); Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, East West University, Aftabnagar, Dhaka 1212 (Bangladesh)

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Distinctive plume formation in atmospheric Ar and He plasmas in microwave frequency band and suitability for biomedical applications  

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Distinctive discharge formation in atmospheric Ar and He plasmas was observed in the microwave frequency band using coaxial transmission line resonators. Ar plasmas formed a plasma plume whereas He formed only confined plasmas. As the frequency increased from 0.9 GHz to 2.45 GHz, the Ar plasma exhibited contraction and filamentation, and the He plasmas were constricted. Various powers and gas flow rates were applied to identify the effect of the electric field and gas flow rate on plasma plume formation. The He plasmas were more strongly affected by the electric field than the Ar plasmas. The breakdown and sustain powers yielded opposite results from those for low-frequency plasmas (?kHz). The phenomena could be explained by a change in the dominant ionization process with increasing frequency. Penning ionization and the contribution of secondary electrons in sheath region reduced as the frequency increased, leading to less efficient ionization of He because its ionization and excitation energies are higher than those of Ar. The emission spectra showed an increase in the NO and N{sub 2} second positive band in both the Ar and He plasmas with increasing frequency whereas the hydroxyl radical and atomic O peaks did not increase with increasing frequency but were highest at particular frequencies. Further, the frequency effect of properties such as the plasma impedance, electron density, and device efficiency were presented. The study is expected to be helpful for determining the optimal conditions of plasma systems for biomedical applications.

Lee, H. Wk.; Kang, S. K.; Won, I. H.; Kim, H. Y.; Kwon, H. C.; Sim, J. Y.; Lee, J. K. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Electrical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

433

The Formation of Population III Binaries  

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We explore the possibility for the formation of Population III binaries. The collapse of a rotating cylinder is simulated with a three-dimensional, high-resolution nested grid, assuming the thermal history of primordial gas. The simulations are done with dimensionless units, and the results are applicable to low-mass as well as massive systems by scaling with the initial density. We find that if the initial angular momentum is as small as $\\beta \\approx 0.1$, where $\\beta$ is the ratio of centrifugal force to pressure force, then the runaway collapse of the cloud stops to form a rotationally-supported disk. After the accretion of the envelope, the disk undergoes a ring instability, eventually fragmenting into a binary. If the initial angular momentum is relatively large, a bar-type instability arises, resulting in the collapse into a single star through rapid angular momentum transfer. The present results show that a significant fraction of Pop III stars are expected to form in binary systems, even if they ar...

Saigo, K; Umemura, M; Saigo, Kazuya; Matsumoto, Tomoaki; Umemura, Masayuki

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Magnetic Fields in Population III Star Formation  

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We study the buildup of magnetic fields during the formation of Population III star-forming regions, by conducting cosmological simulations from realistic initial conditions and varying the Jeans resolution. To investigate this in detail, we start simulations from identical initial conditions, mandating 16, 32 and 64 zones per Jeans length, and studied the variation in their magnetic field amplification. We find that, while compression results in some amplification, turbulent velocity fluctuations driven by the collapse can further amplify an initially weak seed field via dynamo action, provided there is sufficient numerical resolution to capture vortical motions (we find this requirement to be 64 zones per Jeans length, slightly larger than, but consistent with previous work run with more idealized collapse scenarios). We explore saturation of amplification of the magnetic field, which could potentially become dynamically important in subsequent, fully-resolved calculations. We have also identified a relatively surprising phenomena that is purely hydrodynamic: the higher-resolved simulations possess substantially different characteristics, including higher infall-velocity, increased temperatures inside 1000 AU, and decreased molecular hydrogen content in the innermost region. Furthermore, we find that disk formation is suppressed in higher-resolution calculations, at least at the times that we can follow the calculation. We discuss the effect this may have on the buildup of disks over the accretion history of the first clump to form as well as the potential for gravitational instabilities to develop and induce fragmentation.

Turk, Matthew J.; Oishi, Jeffrey S.; Abel, Tom; Bryan, Greg

2012-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

435

Beyond Patient Health Escalating populations, expanding urban environments, poverty,  

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resistance, ozone depletion, asthma and heavy metal toxicity · The program also supports student and facultyBeyond Patient Health Escalating populations, expanding urban environments, poverty, pollution

Denham, Graham

436

ORISE: Worker Health Studies - Testing Beryllium Vendor Populations  

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Beryllium Testing Vendor Populations When former employees at 25 closed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) beryllium vendor companies needed...

437

LAB 1: POPULATION Discussion:. This project compares three ...  

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Your first goal will be to graph the data in the table corresponding ... Data in MATLAB is stored in matrices. ... Graph the population predicted by formulas (1).

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438

Egypt's population policies and family planning program: a critical examination.  

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??Egypt's national family planning program, in existence since 1965, has been fairly successful in increasing the use of family planning methods and lowering the population… (more)

Carr, Aline B.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

apis mellifera populations: Topics by E-print Network  

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The effect of Apis mellifera carnica Polm worker bee source for populating mating of Croatia (Received 9 December 1991; accepted 18 March 1992) Summary The influence of worker...

440

algorithm population sizing: Topics by E-print Network  

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CiteSeer Summary: Deciding the appropriate population size and number of islands for distributed island-model genetic algorithms is often critical to the algorithms success. This...

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441

adult general population: Topics by E-print Network  

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Texas (P. c. stanleyana Oli, Madan K. 30 RESEARCH ARTICLE Contemporary epidemiology of gout in the UK general population CiteSeer Summary: Introduction: The objective of this...

442

Optimization Online - Varying the Population Size of Artificial ...  

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Mar 2, 2005 ... Varying the Population Size of Artificial Foraging Swarms on Time Varying ... Abstract: Swarm Intelligence (SI) is the property of a system ...

Carlos Fernandes

2005-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

443

asthmatic population sample: Topics by E-print Network  

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sample allocation and effort in detecting population differentiation Dordrecht 2014 Abstract One of the most pressing issues in spatial genetics concerns sampling....

444

admixed population lived: Topics by E-print Network  

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population in urban United Nations; Nations Unies 1999-01-01 67 Developing solutions for sustainable living-the Urban Living Laboratory: The world's largest 'living laboratory'...

445

Three-dimensional multiphase segmentation of X-ray CT data of porous materials using a Bayesian Markov random field framework  

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Advancements in noninvasive imaging methods such as X-ray computed tomography (CT) have led to a recent surge of applications in porous media research with objectives ranging from theoretical aspects of pore-scale fluid and interfacial dynamics to practical applications such as enhanced oil recovery and advanced contaminant remediation. While substantial efforts and resources have been devoted to advance CT technology, microscale analysis, and fluid dynamics simulations, the development of efficient and stable three-dimensional multiphase image segmentation methods applicable to large data sets is lacking. To eliminate the need for wet-dry or dual-energy scans, image alignment, and subtraction analysis, commonly applied in X-ray micro-CT, a segmentation method based on a Bayesian Markov random field (MRF) framework amenable to true three-dimensional multiphase processing was developed and evaluated. Furthermore, several heuristic and deterministic combinatorial optimization schemes required to solve the labeling problem of the MRF image model were implemented and tested for computational efficiency and their impact on segmentation results. Test results for three grayscale data sets consisting of dry glass beads, partially saturated glass beads, and partially saturated crushed tuff obtained with synchrotron X-ray micro-CT demonstrate great potential of the MRF image model for three-dimensional multiphase segmentation. While our results are promising and the developed algorithm is stable and computationally more efficient than other commonly applied porous media segmentation models, further potential improvements exist for fully automated operation.

Kulkarni, Ramaprasad; Tuller, Markus; Fink, Wolfgang; Wildschild, Dorthe (Oregon State U.); (Ariz)

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

446

E-Print Network 3.0 - aboriginal canadian population Sample Search...  

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to include the distinct Canadian terms Aboriginal... -growing ... Source: Saskatchewan, University of - Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Plasma Physics...

447

Inferring statistics of planet populations by means of automated microlensing searches  

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(abridged) The study of other worlds is key to understanding our own, and not only provides clues to the origin of our civilization, but also looks into its future. Rather than in identifying nearby systems and learning about their individual properties, the main value of the technique of gravitational microlensing is in obtaining the statistics of planetary populations within the Milky Way and beyond. Only the complementarity of different techniques currently employed promises to yield a complete picture of planet formation that has sufficient predictive power to let us understand how habitable worlds like ours evolve, and how abundant such systems are in the Universe. A cooperative three-step strategy of survey, follow-up, and anomaly monitoring of microlensing targets, realized by means of an automated expert system and a network of ground-based telescopes is ready right now to be used to obtain a first census of cool planets with masses reaching even below that of Earth orbiting K and M dwarfs in two distinct stellar populations, namely the Galactic bulge and disk. The hunt for extra-solar planets acts as a principal science driver for time-domain astronomy with robotic-telescope networks adopting fully-automated strategies. Several initiatives, both into facilities as well as into advanced software and strategies, are supposed to see the capabilities of gravitational microlensing programmes step-wise increasing over the next 10 years. New opportunities will show up with high-precision astrometry becoming available and studying the abundance of planets around stars in neighbouring galaxies becoming possible. Finally, we should not miss out on sharing the vision with the general public, and make its realization to profit not only the scientists but all the wider society.

M. Dominik; U. G. Jorgensen; K. Horne; Y. Tsapras; R. A. Street; L. Wyrzykowski; F. V. Hessman; M. Hundertmark; S. Rahvar; J. Wambsganss; G. Scarpetta; V. Bozza; S. Calchi Novati; L. Mancini; G. Masi; J. Teuber; T. C. Hinse; I. A. Steele; M. J. Burgdorf; S. Kane

2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - accelerates population increase Sample...  

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particular scaled value population, is proportional... ), equation (25). Radiative accelerations calculated following equa- assuming b l,i LTE populations......

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

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

Beimel, Amos

450

A program for reducing teacher's resistance to changes in curriculum in centralized education systems. An experience on changes of mathematics text books in Iran based on distinction results.  

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systems. An experience on changes of mathematics text books in Iran based on distinction results. Zohreh systems are prepared from an upper-stream reference and hand over teachers' disposal . Curricula in Iran as Polya had said. And so curricula developers in Iran tried to integrate Polya's method in math books

Spagnolo, Filippo

451

Extinction vulnerability in marine populations Nicholas K Dulvy1  

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exploited species, it is often argued that economic extinction of exploited popula- tions will occur before biological extinction, but this is not the case for non-target species caught in multispecies ¢sheries could be considered extinct if their status as valid distinct species can be con¢rmed (Carlton et al

Reynolds, John D.

452

September 15, 2000 Applications of Population Approaches in Toxicology  

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or animal studied and extrapolating their results to larger and different populations requires careful in animal and human populations. It cannot be reduced and seems even desirable for the stability intra-individual variability, optimal design of experiments, and extension of toxicokinetic modelling

Boyer, Edmond

453

The Population of Texas: A Decade of Change.  

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ethnic groups, with 2,059,671 liv- ing in the state in 1970 as compared to 1,399,005 Negro population. Nonwhites as a whole are expected to com- prise a slightly higher percentage of the state's population in 1980. the State's people living in 24...

Skrabanek, R. L.; Upham, W. Kennedy

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular population genetics and epidemiology of Ceratocystis fagacearum  

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and the other population represented a sexually active disease center. Three polymorphic RFLP loci were found. Only one population, Willow Springs, had more than 1 allele present at the RFLP loci. Very low levels of variation (G = 1, 1, and 11.69) were detected...

Ivors, Kelly Lynn

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Population Biology 69 (2006) 231233 ESS theory now  

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Theoretical Population Biology 69 (2006) 231­233 Editorial ESS theory now More than 30 years have passed since the concept of evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) was introduced in the context of animal of the ESS concept. Even today the main idea, and the more general one, remains to look for a population

Lessard, Sabin

456

Fast population transfer engineering of three-level systems  

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We design, by invariant-based inverse engineering, resonant laser pulses to perform fast population transfers in three-level systems. The efficiency and laser intensities are examined for different protocols. The energy cost to improve the fidelity is quantified. The laser intensities can be reduced by populating the intermediate state and by multi-mode driving.

Xi Chen; J. G. Muga

2012-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

457

Adaptation of two lucerne populations to different cutting regimes (*)  

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Adaptation of two lucerne populations to different cutting regimes (*) Fabio VERONESI, Anna MARIANI Piante foraggere del Consiglio nazionale delle Ricerche, Perugia, Italia SUMMARY Lucerne, Medicago sativa of proteic concentrates. For this purpose the behaviour of two lucerne populations was studied under

Boyer, Edmond

458

Genetic adaptation of aspen (Populus tremuloides) populations to spring risk  

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in populations from the central boreal plains of Saskatchewan and Alberta, and populations from Minnesota exhibit therefore caution against long- distance seed transfer of Minnesota provenances to the boreal plains exigences e´leve´es en sommes de tempe´rature ont e´te´ note´es pour les popula- tions des plaines bore

Hamann, Andreas

459

Optimal Harvesting of Structured Populations*t WAYNE M. GETZ  

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density of the population [denoted by x(t)] satisfies a nonlinear ordinary differential equationOptimal Harvesting of Structured Populations*t WAYNE M. GETZ National Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, CSIR, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa Received 18 April 1978

Getz, Wayne M.

460

Population Growth & Issues Can we feed the growing world  

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Local and global weather change (global warming) Ozone depletion Can we feed world population? How population? Every six seconds a child dies because of hunger and related causes; 10.9 million children under five die in developing countries each year. Malnutrition and hunger-related diseases cause 60

Huang, Youqin

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461

Population genomics of wild and laboratory zebrafish (Danio rerio)  

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, Bangladesh, Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, §§Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute zebrafish (Danio rerio) populations occurring in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, and we genetically compared natural populations of tradi- tional laboratory models, for which a wide array of genomic resources

Bernatchez, Louis

462

Cross-talk between non-genomic and genomic signalling pathways - Distinct effect profiles of environmental estrogens  

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Estrogen receptor (ER) transcriptional cross-talk after activation by 17{beta}-estradiol (E2) has been studied in considerable detail, but comparatively little is known about the ways in which synthetic estrogen-like chemicals, so-called xenoestrogens, interfere with these signalling pathways. E2 can stimulate rapid, non-genomic signalling events, such as activation of the Src/Ras/Erk signalling pathway. We investigated how activation of this pathway by E2, the estrogenic environmental contaminants o,p'-DDT, {beta}-HCH and p,p'-DDE, and epidermal growth factor (EGF) influences the expression of ER target genes, such as TFF1, ER, PR, BRCA1 and CCND1, and the proliferation of breast cancer cells. Despite commonalities in their estrogenicity as judged by cell proliferation assays, the environmental contaminants exhibited striking differences in their non-genomic and genomic signalling. The gene expression profiles of o,p'-DDT and {beta}-HCH resembled the effects observed with E2. In the case of {beta}-HCH this is surprising, considering its reported lack of affinity to the 'classical' ER. The expression profiles seen with p,p'-DDE showed some similarities with E2, but overall, p,p'-DDE was a fairly weak transcriptional inducer of TFF1, ER, PR, BRCA1 and CCND1. We observed distinct differences in the non-genomic signalling of the tested compounds. p,p'-DDE was unable to stimulate Src and Erk1/Erk2 activations. The effects of E2 on Src and Erk1/Erk2 phosphorylation were transient and weak when compared to EGF, but {beta}-HCH induced strong and sustained activation of all tested kinases. Transcription of TFF1, ER, PR and BRCA1 by E2, o,p'-DDT and {beta}-HCH could be suppressed partially by inhibiting the Src/Ras/Erk pathway with PD 98059. However, this was not seen with p,p'-DDE. Our investigations show that the cellular activities of estrogens and xenoestrogens are the result of a combination of extranuclear (non-genomic) and nuclear (genomic) events and highlight the need to take non-genomic effects and signalling cross-talk into consideration, when screening for environmental estrogens. Otherwise, chemicals devoid of ER affinity, such as {beta}-HCH, but with an effect profile otherwise similar to estrogens might be overlooked in safety testing.

Silva, Elisabete, E-mail: elisabete.silva@pharmacy.ac.u [Centre for Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AX (United Kingdom); Kabil, Alena; Kortenkamp, Andreas [Centre for Toxicology, School of Pharmacy, University of London, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AX (United Kingdom)

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

The blue plume population in dwarf spheroidal galaxies: genuine blue stragglers or young stellar population?  

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Abridged... Blue stragglers (BSS) are thought to be the product of either primordial or collisional binary systems. In the context of dwarf spheroidal galaxies it is hard to firmly disentangle a genuine BSS population from young main sequence (MS) stars tracing a ~1-2 Gyr old star forming episode. Assuming that their blue plume populations are made of BSS, we estimate the BSS frequency for 8 Local Group non star-forming dwarf galaxies, using a compilation of ground and space based photometry. Our results can be summarized as follows: (i) The BSS frequency in dwarf galaxies, at any given Mv, is always higher than that in globular clusters of similar luminosities; (ii) the BSS frequency for the lowest luminosity dwarf galaxies is in excellent agreement with that observed in the Milky Way halo; and most interestingly (iii) derive a statistically significant anti-correlation between the BSS frequency and the galaxy Mv. The low density, almost collision-less, environments of our dwarf galaxy sample allow us to infer (i) their very low dynamical evolution; (ii) a negligible production of collisional BSS; and consequently (iii) that their blue plumes are mainly made of primordial binaries. The dwarf galaxies anti-correlation can be used as a discriminator: galaxies obeying the anti-correlation are more likely to possess genuine primordial BSS rather than young main sequence stars.

Y. Momany; E. V. Held; I. Saviane; S. Zaggia; L. Rizzi; M. Gullieuszik

2007-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

464

Genomics Populations for Characterization of Economically Important Traits Structured populations of beef cattle with extensive phenotypic records for economical-  

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Genomics Populations for Characterization of Economically Important Traits Structured populations efficiency and carcass merit, are a critical need in the post-genome sequencing era. Coupled with the availability of the 7.5x assembly of the bovine genome sequence and the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP

465

A two component jet model for the X-ray afterglow flat segment in short GRB 051221A  

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In the double neutron star merger or neutron star-black hole merger model for short GRBs, the outflow launched might be mildly magnetized and neutron rich. The magnetized neutron-rich outflow will be accelerated by the magnetic and thermal pressure and may form a two component jet finally, as suggested by Vlahakis, Peng & K\\"{o}nigl (2003). We show in this work that such a two component jet model could well reproduce the multi-wavelength afterglow lightcurves, in particular the X-ray flat segment, of short GRB 051221A. In this model, the central engine need not to be active much longer than the prompt $\\gamma-$ray emission.

Zhi-Ping Jin; Ting Yan; Yi-Zhong Fan; Da-Ming Wei

2007-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

466

SECPOP90: Sector population, land fraction, and economic estimation program  

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In 1973 Mr. W. Athey of the Environmental Protection Agency wrote a computer program called SECPOP which calculated population estimates. Since that time, two things have changed which suggested the need for updating the original program - more recent population censuses and the widespread use of personal computers (PCs). The revised computer program uses the 1990 and 1992 Population Census information and runs on current PCs as {open_quotes}SECPOP90.{close_quotes} SECPOP90 consists of two parts: site and regional. The site provides population and economic data estimates for any location within the continental United States. Siting analysis is relatively fast running. The regional portion assesses site availability for different siting policy decisions; i.e., the impact of available sites given specific population density criteria within the continental United States. Regional analysis is slow. This report compares the SECPOP90 population estimates and the nuclear power reactor licensee-provided information. Although the source, and therefore the accuracy, of the licensee information is unknown, this comparison suggests SECPOP90 makes reasonable estimates. Given the total uncertainty in any current calculation of severe accidents, including the potential offsite consequences, the uncertainty within SECPOP90 population estimates is expected to be insignificant. 12 refs., 55 figs., 7 tabs.

Humphreys, S.L.; Rollstin, J.A.; Ridgely, J.N.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Electricity Demand Evolution Driven by Storm Motivated Population Movement  

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Managing the risks posed by climate change to energy production and delivery is a challenge for communities worldwide. Sea Level rise and increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters due to sea surface temperature rise force populations to move locations, resulting in changing patterns of demand for infrastructure services. Thus, Infrastructures will evolve to accommodate new load centers while some parts of the network are underused, and these changes will create emerging vulnerabilities. Combining climate predictions and agent based population movement models shows promise for exploring the universe of these future population distributions and changes in coastal infrastructure configurations. In this work, we created a prototype agent based population distribution model and developed a methodology to establish utility functions that provide insight about new infrastructure vulnerabilities that might result from these patterns. Combining climate and weather data, engineering algorithms and social theory, we use the new Department of Energy (DOE) Connected Infrastructure Dynamics Models (CIDM) to examine electricity demand response to increased temperatures, population relocation in response to extreme cyclonic events, consequent net population changes and new regional patterns in electricity demand. This work suggests that the importance of established evacuation routes that move large populations repeatedly through convergence points as an indicator may be under recognized.

Allen, Melissa R [ORNL; Fernandez, Steven J [ORNL; Fu, Joshua S [ORNL; Walker, Kimberly A [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards Stunt-Free Lonren Reniform Nematode Resistance by Dissection of an Alien R-Gene Chromosome Segment and Detection of Significant Fungal Interactions  

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^(lon) -linked. To enable large-scale SNP applications, we developed inexpensive methods for high-throughput non-destructive seed DNA extraction for PCR-based genotyping. We then high-resolution mapped 10 SNPs in the proximal alien segment near Ren^(lon). We...

Zheng, Xiuting

2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of the parameters of the X-ray diffraction station with adaptive segmented optics on the side beam from the wiggler of the Sibir'-2 storage ring  

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The mounting of an X-ray diffraction station on the side beam of a 19-pole superconducting wiggler makes it possible not only to use the central synchrotron radiation beam with a wavelength of 0.5 Angstrom-Sign , but also to solve problems requiring softer X rays at a synchrotron radiation (SR) intensity exceeding that for the beams from the bending magnet. A numerical simulation of the formation of photon beams from a source and their transmission through the elements of the station (and through the station as a whole) allows one to calculate the parameters of the station, compare it with the existing analogs, determine its potential and actual efficiency of its elements, and estimate the adjustment quality. A numerical simulation of the SR source on the side beam from the wiggler and the focusing channel (segmented condenser mirror, monochromator with sagittal focusing by the segmented second crystal, and segmented focusing mirror) has been performed. The sizes of the focus and the divergence of rays in it are determined with allowance for the finite sizes of segments. The intensity of radiation with a wavelength {lambda} = 1.0 Angstrom-Sign in the focus is determined taking into account the loss in the SR extraction channel and in the focusing channel. The values of the critical wavelength for the side beam from the wiggler and the wavelength resolution are calculated. The intensities in the X-ray diffraction pattern and its angular resolution are found.

Molodenskii, D. S.; Kheiker, D. M., E-mail: kheiker@ns.crys.ras.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography (Russian Federation); Korchuganov, V. N. [National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation); Konoplev, E. E. [NPO Luch (Russian Federation); Dorovatovskii, P. V. [National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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K-MEANS BASED SEGMENTATION FOR REAL-TIME ZENITHAL PEOPLE COUNTING Borislav Antic, Dragan Letic, Dubravko Culibrk and Vladimir Crnojevic  

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-wise background subtraction, k-means clustering is used to enable the segmentation of single per- sons, Background subtraction, People tracking. 1. INTRODUCTION Efficient and reliable automatic people detection, monitor the effectiveness of pro- motional events, etc. Apart from image sensors, contact and other sensor

Heermann, Dieter W.

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In Proc. SPIE 4013-55, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments VI, Breckinridge & Jacobsen, eds., Munich, Germany, March 2000. Resolving Piston Ambiguities when Phasing a Segmented Mirror  

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& Jacobsen, eds., Munich, Germany, March 2000. Resolving Piston Ambiguities when Phasing a Segmented Mirror light is insensitive to segment piston errors that are a whole number of waves. If the wavefront sensing range of a wavefront sensor can be extended from on the order of ¢¡¤£ 2 in piston to several waves

Löfdahl, Mats

472

Population Dynamics of Northern Bobwhites in Southern Texas  

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-concealment hypothesis, develop a stochastic simulation model for bobwhite populations, and evaluate the influence of brush canopy coverage (BCC) on short- and long-term demographic performance of bobwhites. Bobwhite nests tend to be situated in taller and denser...

Demaso, Stephen

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Scale-Dependent Relationships between Population and Environment in  

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Scale-Dependent Relationships between Population and Environment in Northeastern Thailand Stephen J. Walsh, Tom P. Evans, Willlam F. Welsh, Barbara Entwlsle, and Ronald R. Rindfuss Abstract with social

Evans, Tom

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Control orientation and social perception of an alcoholic population  

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CONTROL ORIENTATION AND SOCIAL PERCEPTION OF AN ALCOHOLIC POPULATION A Thesis by ROBERT MILLARD SHAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfil'1ment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE...

Shaw, Robert Millard

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Population SAMC, ChIP-chip Data Analysis and Beyond  

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This dissertation research consists of two topics, population stochastics approximation Monte Carlo (Pop-SAMC) for Baysian model selection problems and ChIP-chip data analysis. The following two paragraphs give a brief introduction to each...

Wu, Mingqi

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecology and population structure of vibrionaceae in the coastal ocean  

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Extensive genetic diversity has been discovered in the microbial world, yet mechanisms that shape and maintain this diversity remain poorly understood. This thesis investigates to what extent populations of the ...

Preheim, Sarah Pacocha

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative tumor heterogeneity assessment on a nuclear population  

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Quantitative tumor heterogeneity assessment on a nuclear population basis Anne-Sofie Wessel score in this area was performed. 110 of the 226 TMA cores were scored by a pathologist. The automatic

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Mitochondrial genomics and northwestern Atlantic population genetics of marine annelids  

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The overarching goal of this thesis was to investigate marine benthic invertebrate phylogenetics and population genetics, focused on the phylum Annelida. Recent expansions of molecular methods and the increasing diversity ...

Jennings, Robert M. (Robert Michael)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Causes and consequences of sexual selection in a wild population   

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Although sexual selection in nature has been studied intensively, much is still unknown about the evolution of mating systems in wild populations: for example, how male competition and female choice interact, or the effect of environmental...

Stopher, Katie Vivienne

2011-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic Evidence for Recent Population Mixture in India  

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Most Indian groups descend from a mixture of two genetically divergent populations: Ancestral North Indians (ANI) related to Central Asians, Middle Easterners, Caucasians, and Europeans; and Ancestral South Indians (ASI) ...

Moorjani, Priya

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Egypt's population policies and family planning program: a critical examination  

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Egypt's national family planning program, in existence since 1965, has been fairly successful in increasing the use of family planning methods and lowering the population growth rate in Egypt. However, the fact that as few as 10 percent of women...

Carr, Aline B.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interacting populations : hosts and pathogens, prey and predators  

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The interactions between populations can be positive, neutral or negative. Predation and parasitism are both relationships where one species benefits from the interaction at the expense of the other. Predators kill their ...

Klepac, Petra

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparent competition or apparent mutualism? shared predation when populations cycle  

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We use simple mathematical models to explore the indirect interactions between two prey species that share a predator when all three species undergo population cycles. The results are compared to analogous findings for systems that reach a stable...

Abrams, Peter A.; Holt, Robert D.; Roth, James D.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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animal population monitoring: Topics by E-print Network  

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Populations Biology and Medicine Websites Summary: in the atmosphere (i.e., the "greenhouse effect"; IPCC 2007; Figure 1). The greenhouse effect is a natural of this century (IPCC...

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Distinct Fermi Surface Topology and Nodeless Superconducting Gap in a Tl0:58Rb0:42Fe1:72Se2 Superconductor  

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-based superconductors reported so far. The Fermi surface around the M point shows a nearly isotropic superconducting gap) superconductors [6]. It is important to explore whether the high-Tc superconductiv- ity mechanism in this new FeDistinct Fermi Surface Topology and Nodeless Superconducting Gap in a ðTl0:58Rb0:42�Fe1:72Se2

Tian, Weidong

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The wildlife orientation of selected student populations in Victoria, Texas  

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THE WILDLIFE ORIENTATIONS OF SELECTED STUDENT POPULATIONS IN VICTORIA, TEXAS A Thesis by PHYLLIS ANN BRADLEY KIRKPATRICK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1989 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences THE WILDLIFE ORIENTATIONS OF SELECTED STUDENT POPULATIONS IN VICTORIA, TEXAS A Thesis by PHYLLIS ANN BRADLEY KIRKPATRICK Approved as to style and content by...

Kirkpatrick, Phyllis Ann Bradley

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic analysis in the Collaborative Cross breeding population  

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Genetic reference populations in model organisms are critical resources for systems genetic analysis of disease related phenotypes. The breeding history of these inbred panels may influence detectable allelic and phenotypic diversity. The existing panel of common inbred strains reflects historical selection biases, and existing recombinant inbred panels have low allelic diversity. All such populations may be subject to consequences of inbreeding depression. The Collaborative Cross (CC) is a mouse reference population with high allelic diversity that is being constructed using a randomized breeding design that systematically outcrosses eight founder strains, followed by inbreeding to obtain new recombinant inbred strains. Five of the eight founders are common laboratory strains, and three are wild-derived. Since its inception, the partially inbred CC has been characterized for physiological, morphological, and behavioral traits. The construction of this population provided a unique opportunity to observe phenotypic variation as new allelic combinations arose through intercrossing and inbreeding to create new stable genetic combinations. Processes including inbreeding depression and its impact on allelic and phenotypic diversity were assessed. Phenotypic variation in the CC breeding population exceeds that of existing mouse genetic reference populations due to both high founder genetic diversity and novel epistatic combinations. However, some focal evidence of allele purging was detected including a suggestive QTL for litter size in a location of changing allele frequency. Despite these inescapable pressures, high diversity and precision for genetic mapping remain. These results demonstrate the potential of the CC population once completed and highlight implications for development of related populations. Supplementary material consists of Supplementary Table 1 Phenotypic means, variances, ranges and heritabilities for all traits and generations, Supplementary Table 2, all phenotypic values, Supplementary Table 3, multiple QTL mapping.

Philip, Vivek [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Sokoloff, Greta [ORNL; Ackert-Bicknell, Cheryl [Jackson Laboratory, The, Bar Harbor, ME; Striz, Martin [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Branstetter, Lisa R [ORNL; Beckmann, Melissa [ORNL; Spence, Jason S [ORNL; Jackson, Barbara L [ORNL; Galloway, Leslie D [ORNL; Barker, Gene [ORNL; Wymore, Ann M [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Hunsicker, Patricia R [ORNL; Durtschi, David W [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Shaw, Ginger S [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Shinpock, Sarah G [ORNL; Manly, Kenneth F [University of Kentucky, Lexington; Miller, Darla R [ORNL; Donahue, Kevin [University at Buffalo, NY; Culiat, Cymbeline T [ORNL; Churchill, Gary A [Jackson Laboratory, The, Bar Harbor, ME; Lariviere, William R [University of Pittsburgh; Palmer, Abraham [University of Chicago; O'Hara, Bruce [University of Kentucky; Voy, Brynn H [ORNL; Chesler, Elissa J [ORNL

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Modelling climate-related variability of tuna populations from a coupled ocean-biogeochemical-populations dynamics model  

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pelamis) and yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) had higher recruitments during El Niño events, the sub of skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) population (Lehodey, 1997). However, the run represented a short time

Maine, University of

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The importance of population growth in future commercial energy consumption  

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This paper estimates the contribution of population growth to commercial energy consumption, which is considered a major cause of increases in air pollution and greenhouse gases. This paper first summarizes some of the recent estimates of future energy use developed by well-known models. It then develops several alternative scenarios that use different assumptions about population growth and energy use per capita for 122 countries for the years 2020 and 2050. It calculates the relative contribution of population growth to the change in total commercial energy use and demonstrates the sensitivity of the results to different assumptions. Individual country data are separately summed to totals for more-developed countries (MDCs) and less-developed countries (LDCs). Under a business as usual scenario for both MDCs and LDCs, population growth is important, but not the most important factor, in future increases in global energy consumption. Analysis of other scenarios shows that while slower population growth always contributes to a slowing of future global energy consumption, such changes are not as effective as reductions in per capita commercial energy use. Calculations on a global basis are made in two ways: from global aggregates and by summing individual country data. Comparison of the results shows that the first method is misleading because of the heterogeneity of population growth rates and energy consumption rates of individual countries. The tentative conclusions reached in this paper are only small pieces of a much larger puzzle. More work needs to be done to better understand the dynamics of these relationships before the analysis is extended to the broader questions of population growth and environmental change.

Kolsrud, G. [Congress, Washington, DC (United States); Torrey, B.B. [Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Population genomics: Whole-genome analysis of polymorphism and divergence in Drosophila simulans  

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PLoS BIOLOGY Population Genomics: Whole-Genome Analysis ofwww.plosbiology.org Population Genomics of D. simulans Table11 | e310 Population Genomics of D. simulans Table S15. GO

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Author's personal copy Genetic diversity patterns in Phragmites australis at the population,  

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and the Romanian population, indicating that a very extensive gene pool exists in Europe, to which both Po Plain and Romanian populations belong. There is however a certain degree of genetic structure among the populations

Schierup, Mikkel Heide

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Test of the adequacy of using smoothly joined parabolic segments to parametrize the multihumped fission barriers in actinides  

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The adequacy of using smoothly joined parabolic segments to parametrize the multihumped fission barriers has been tested by examining its simultaneous consistency with the three relevant fission observables, namely, the near-barrier fission cross sections, isomeric half-lives, and the ground-state spontaneous fission half-lives of a wide variety of a total of 25 actinide nuclides. The penetrabilities through such multihumped fission barriers have been calculated in the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin approximation, and the various fission half-lives have been determined using the formalism given earlier by Nix and Walker. The results of our systematic analysis of these actinide nuclides suggest that such a parametrization is quite adequate at least for the even-even nuclei, as it reproduces satisfactorily their various observed fission characteristics. Major difficulties remain, however, for the odd mass and for the doubly odd nuclei where the calculated ground-state spontaneous fission half-lives are found to be several orders of magnitude larger than those measured. Possible reasons for such discrepancies are discussed. Fission branching ratios of the decay of the shape isomers in various actinide nuclides have also been calculated and are compared with their measured values.

Bhandari, B.S. (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Garyounis, Benghazi (Libya))

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Four-dimensional image-based treatment planning: Target volume segmentation and dose calculation in the presence of respiratory motion  

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Purpose: To describe approaches to four-dimensional (4D) treatment planning, including acquisition of 4D-CT scans, target delineation of spatio-temporal image data sets, 4D dose calculations, and their analysis. Methods and Materials: The study included patients with thoracic and hepatocellular tumors. Specialized tools were developed to facilitate visualization, segmentation, and analysis of 4D-CT data: maximum intensity volume to define the extent of lung tumor motion, a 4D browser to examine and dynamically assess the 4D data sets, dose calculations, including respiratory motion, and deformable registration to combine the dose distributions at different points. Results: Four-dimensional CT was used to visualize and quantitatively assess respiratory target motion. The gross target volume contours derived from light breathing scans showed significant differences compared with those extracted from 4D-CT. Evaluation of deformable registration using difference images of original and deformed anatomic maps suggested the algorithm is functionally useful. Thus, calculation of effective dose distributions, including respiratory motion, was implemented. Conclusion: Tools and methods to use 4D-CT data for treatment planning in the presence of respiratory motion have been developed and applied to several case studies. The process of 4D-CT-based treatment planning has been implemented, and technical barriers for its routine use have been identified.

Rietzel, Eike [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States) and Abteilung Biophysik, Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt (Germany)]. E-mail: eike@rietzel.net; Chen, George T.Y. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Choi, Noah C. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Willet, Christopher G. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States)

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Magellanic Bridge: The Nearest Purely Tidal Stellar Population  

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We report on observations of the stellar populations in twelve fields spanning the region between the Magellanic Clouds, made with the Mosaic-II camera on the 4-meter telescope at the Cerro-Tololo Inter-American Observatory. The two main goals of the observations are to characterize the young stellar population (which presumably formed in situ in the Bridge and therefore represents the nearest stellar population formed from tidal debris), and to search for an older stellar component (which would have been stripped from either Cloud as stars, by the same tidal forces which formed the gaseous Bridge). We determine the star-formation history of the young inter-Cloud population, which provides a constraint on the timing of the gravitational interaction which formed the Bridge. We do not detect an older stellar population belonging to the Bridge in any of our fields, implying that the material that was stripped from the Clouds to form the Magellanic Bridge was very nearly a pure gas.

Jason Harris

2006-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Biomarker monitoring of a population residing near uranium mining activities  

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We investigated whether residents residing near uranium mining operations (target population), who are potentially exposed to toxicants from mining waste, have increased genotoxic effects compared with people residing elsewhere (reference population). Population surveys were conducted, and 24 target and 24 reference residents were selected. The selected subjects and controls were matched on age and gender and they were nonsmokers. Blood samples were collected for laboratory studies. The standard cytogenetic assay was used to determine chromosome aberration frequencies, and the challenge assay was used to investigate DNA repair responses. We found that individuals who resided near uranium mining operations had a higher mean frequency of cells with chromosome aberrations and higher deletion frequency but lower dicentric frequency than the reference group, although the difference was not statistically significant. After cells were challenged by exposure to {gamma}-rays, the target population had a significantly higher frequency of cells with chromosome aberrations and deletion frequency than the reference group. The latter observation is indicative of abnormal DNA repair response in the target population. 22 refs., 3 tabs.

Au, W.W.; Legator, M.S.; Whorton, E.B.; Wilkinson, G.S.; Gabehart, G.J.; Lane, R.G. [Univ. of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (United States)

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiscale modeling of oscillations and spiral waves in Dictyostelium populations  

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Unicellular organisms exhibit elaborate collective behaviors in response to environmental cues. These behaviors are controlled by complex biochemical networks within individual cells and coordinated through cell-to-cell communication. Describing these behaviors requires new mathematical models that can bridge scales -- from biochemical networks within individual cells to spatially structured cellular populations. Here, we present a family of multiscale models for the emergence of spiral waves in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Our models exploit new experimental advances that allow for the direct measurement and manipulation of the small signaling molecule cAMP used by Dictyostelium cells to coordinate behavior in cellular populations. Inspired by recent experiments, we model the Dictyostelium signaling network as an excitable system coupled to various pre-processing modules. We use this family of models to study spatially unstructured populations by constructing phase diagrams that relate the properties of population-level oscillations to parameters in the underlying biochemical network. We then extend our models to include spatial structure and show how they naturally give rise to spiral waves. Our models exhibit a wide range of novel phenomena including a density dependent frequency change, bistability, and dynamic death due to slow cAMP dynamics. Our modeling approach provides a powerful tool for bridging scales in modeling of Dictyostelium populations.

Javad Noorbakhsh; David Schwab; Allyson Sgro; Thomas Gregor; Pankaj Mehta

2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Can coyotes affect deer populations in Southeastern North America?  

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ABSTRACT The coyote (Canis latrans) is a recent addition to the fauna of eastern North America, and in many areas coyote populations have been established for only a decade or two. Although coyotes are known predators of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in their historic range, effects this new predator may have on eastern deer populations have received little attention. We speculated that in the southeastern United States, coyotes may be affecting deer recruitment, and we present 5 lines of evidence that suggest this possibility. First, the statewide deer population in South Carolina has declined coincident with the establishment and increase in the coyote population. Second, data sets from the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina indicate a new mortality source affecting the deer population concurrent with the increase in coyotes. Third, an index of deer recruitment at SRS declined during the period of increase in coyotes. Fourth, food habits data from SRS indicate that fawns are an important food item for coyotes during summer. Finally, recent research from Alabama documented significant coyote predation on fawns there. Although this evidence does not establish cause and effect between coyotes and observed declines in deer recruitment, we argue that additional research should proactively address this topic in the region. We identified several important questions on the nature of the deer–coyote relationship in the East.

Kilgo, J., C.; Ray, H., Scott; Ruth, Charles; Miller, Karl, V.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of the U.S. Industrial/Commercial Boiler Population...  

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Characterization of the U.S. IndustrialCommercial Boiler Population - Final Report, May 2005 Characterization of the U.S. IndustrialCommercial Boiler Population - Final Report,...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - access microbial populations Sample Search...  

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community or population if we change our scale of inquiry. As an example, consider the spatial... sequence data to examine the spatial structure in microbial populations. This...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - ancestral population genomics Sample Search...  

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population genomics Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: ancestral population genomics Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 The Coancestry of...