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  1. New Contract Helps Portsmouth GDP Cleanup

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    To accelerate the Portsmouth GDP cleanup efforts left over from the Cold War, the Department of Energy made a huge step forward in our nuclear environmental cleanup efforts.

  2. EMEF DMC EFS-95-004 GDP TURNOVER CONTINGENCY PLANNING POWER CONTRACTIN...

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    111111111111111111111111 EMEF DMC EFS-95-004 GDP TURNOVER CONTINGENCY PLANNING POWER CONTRACTING OPTIONS This document is approved f()i puolic release per review by: er "-...

  3. Interest Group Survival: Shared Interests Versus Competition for Resources

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    Haider-Markel, Donald P.

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Population ecology theory on interest group populations is examined to determine the implications for group membership levels in the states. Using the assumptions of the competitive exclusion principle, it is hypothesized ...

  4. MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THIN GDP SHELLS USED AS CRYOGENIC DIRECT DRIVE TARGETS AT OMEGA

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    NIKROO,A; CZECHOWICZ,D; CHEN,K.C; DICKEN,M; MORRIS,C; ANDREWS,R; GREENWOOD,A.L; CASTILLO,E

    2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OAK-B135 Thin glow discharge polymer (GDP) shells are currently used as the targets for cryogenic direct drive laser fusion experiments. These shells need to be filled with nearly 1000 atm of D{sub 2} and cooled to cryogenic temperatures without failing due to buckling and bursting pressures they experience in this process. Therefore, the mechanical and permeation properties of these shells are of utmost importance in successful and rapid filling with D{sub 2}. In this paper, they present an overview of buckle and burst pressures of several different types of GDP shells. These include those made using traditional GDP deposition parameters (standard GDP) using a high deposition pressure and using modified parameters (strong GDP) of low deposition pressure that leads to more robust shells.

  5. EMEF DMC EFS-95-003 GDP TuRNOVER CONTINGENCY PLANNING POWER CONTRACT...

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    5 11111111 EMEF DMC EFS-95-003 GDP TuRNOVER CONTINGENCY PLANNING POWER CONTRACT TERMINATION PROVISIONS AND CONSEQUENCES I JULY 1995 B. J. Kirby Power Systems Technology Program...

  6. The effects of energy policies in China on GDP, industrial output and new energy profits1

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    1 The effects of energy policies in China on GDP, industrial output and new energy profits1 Ming-Jie Lu, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin and Song Chen Abstract This paper examines the effects of energy policies and the profits of new energy companies using instruments to address the potential endogeneity of the policies

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

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    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

  8. The effects of energy policies in China on energy consumption and GDP1

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    policies have significant impacts on diesel oil, gasoline and natural gas consumption. However, some energy The effects of energy policies in China on energy consumption and GDP1 Ming-Jie Lu, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin and Song Chen Abstract This paper examines the effects of energy policies in China on energy

  9. Multiple Structural Breaks in India's GDP: Evidence from India's Service Sector

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    Bandyopadhyay, Antar

    of economists and policy makers. India was designated as an agricultural country with a highest share1 Multiple Structural Breaks in India's GDP: Evidence from India's Service Sector Purba Roy Choudhury1 Abstract: This paper takes a comprehensive investigation into India's service sector, the main

  10. Energy-GDP decoupling in a second best world -A case study on India Cline Guivarcha,*

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Energy-GDP decoupling in a second best world - A case study on India Céline Guivarcha best world ­ A case study on India. Climatic Change, Volume 113, Number 2, pages 339­ 356. Abstract India, energy intensity, second-best world, power sector, reference scenario. Introduction Reference

  11. China's Pathways to Achieving 40percent 45percent Reduction in CO2 Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential

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    Zheng, Nina

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reduction in energy consumption per unit of GDP from 2006 toEnergy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Abstract Achieving Chinas goal of reducing its carbon intensity (CO 2 per unit of GDP)

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

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    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

  13. The Interest Rate Conundrum

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    Craine, Roger; Martin, Vance L.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Flows and US Interest Rates, NBER Working Paper No 12560. [Working Paper # 2008 -03 The Interest Rate Conundrum Roger

  14. Privatizing Public Interest Law

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    Cummings, Scott L

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    graduation, she received a public interest law foundation grant to work in the consumer rights project

  15. The Long-Run Relationship between Money, Nominal GDP, and the Price Level in Venezuela: 1950 to 1996

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    that structural breaks may be important. Since the economy depends heavily on oil revenue, oil price shocks haveThe Long-Run Relationship between Money, Nominal GDP, and the Price Level in Venezuela: 1950 and the price level in the Venezuelan economy. We apply time-series econometric techniques to annual data

  16. Thin slices of interest

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    Madan, Anmol P. (Anmol Prem Prakash)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis we describe an automatic human interest detector that uses speech, physiology, body movement, location and proximity information. The speech features, consisting of activity, stress, empathy and engagement ...

  17. Helix Dipole Movement and Conformational Variability Contribute to Allosteric GDP Release in G[alpha] Subunits

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    Preininger, Anita M.; Funk, Michael A.; Oldham, William M.; Meier, Scott M.; Johnston, Christopher A.; Adhikary, Suraj; Kimple, Adam J.; Siderovski, David P.; Hamm, Heidi E.; Iverson, Tina M.; (Vanderbilt); (UNC)

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Heterotrimeric G proteins (Galphabetagamma) transmit signals from activated G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) to downstream effectors through a guanine nucleotide signaling cycle. Numerous studies indicate that the carboxy-terminal alpha5 helix of Galpha subunits participates in Galpha-receptor binding, and previous EPR studies suggest this receptor-mediated interaction induces a rotation and translation of the alpha5 helix of the Galpha subunit [Oldham, W. M., et al. (2006) Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 13, 772-777]. On the basis of this result, an engineered disulfide bond was designed to constrain the alpha5 helix of Galpha(i1) into its EPR-measured receptor-associated conformation through the introduction of cysteines at position 56 in the alpha1 helix and position 333 in the alpha5 helix (I56C/Q333C Galpha(i1)). A functional mimetic of the EPR-measured alpha5 helix dipole movement upon receptor association was additionally created by introduction of a positive charge at the amino terminus of this helix, D328R Galpha(i1). Both proteins exhibit a dramatically elevated level of basal nucleotide exchange. The 2.9 A resolution crystal structure of I56C/Q333C Galpha(i1) in complex with GDP-AlF(4)(-) reveals the shift of the alpha5 helix toward the guanine nucleotide binding site that is anticipated by EPR measurements. The structure of the I56C/Q333C Galpha(i1) subunit further revealed altered positions for the switch regions and throughout the Galpha(i1) subunit, accompanied by significantly elevated crystallographic temperature factors. Combined with previous evidence in the literature, the structural analysis supports the critical role of electrostatics of the alpha5 helix dipole and overall conformational variability during nucleotide release.

  18. DCO Operations Interesting Statistics

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    DCO Operations Interesting Statistics 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 Chart by: HANDS DOWN SOFTWARE, www.handsdownsoftware.com 1.00 0.95 0.90 0.85 0.80 0.75 0.70 0.65 0.60 0 is annotated with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE

  19. China's Pathways to Achieving 40percent 45percent Reduction in CO2 Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential

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    Zheng, Nina

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    goal of reducing its carbon intensity (CO 2 per unit of GDP)to achieve the 2020 carbon intensity reduction target. Thecommitted to reduce its carbon intensity (CO 2 per unit of

  20. Upgraded Coal Interest Group

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    Evan Hughes

    2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The Upgraded Coal Interest Group (UCIG) is an EPRI 'users group' that focuses on clean, low-cost options for coal-based power generation. The UCIG covers topics that involve (1) pre-combustion processes, (2) co-firing systems and fuels, and (3) reburn using coal-derived or biomass-derived fuels. The UCIG mission is to preserve and expand the economic use of coal for energy. By reducing the fuel costs and environmental impacts of coal-fired power generation, existing units become more cost effective and thus new units utilizing advanced combustion technologies are more likely to be coal-fired.

  1. Financial Conflict of Interest Information Financial Conflict of Interest Information

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    Raina, Ramesh

    requires that sponsored travel be included in the disclosure, regardless of value. This does not, however their disclosure within 30 days of the occurrence of a new reportable financial interest(s). In order to maintain University, requires mandatory Training for all "Investigators" meaning "the project director or principal

  2. Career Interest | Department of Energy

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

    of oneself. As you begin to plan for your career, this Learning Module introduces five free career interest assessmentsurveys. To return back to the Leadership Development...

  3. Interested Parties - Myriant | Department of Energy

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

    Myriant.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - NRG Energy Interested Parties - 1603 Program Discussion...

  4. Interested Parties - Organization for International Investment...

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

    Investment PI.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Morgan Wright Interested Parties - Andrew Lundquist Interested Parties - National Governors...

  5. Interested Parties - MIT | Department of Energy

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

    Interested Parties - MIT ARLobbyist9-16.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Morgan Wright Interested Parties - Patrick Murphy Interested Parties - Nextfuels...

  6. Interested Parties - Morgan Wright | Department of Energy

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

    Morgan Wright Interested Parties - Morgan Wright LobbyistDisclosure.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - MIT Interested Parties - Patrick Murphy Interested...

  7. Interested Parties - Xtreme Power | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Xtreme Power Interested Parties - Xtreme Power 09-14-10XtremePower.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - XtremePower Interested Parties - Myriant Interested...

  8. Structural Studies of the Nudix GDP-mannose Hydrolase from E. coli Reveals a New Motif for Mannose Recognition

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    A Boto; W Xu; J Jakoncic; A Pannuri; T Romeo; M Bessman; S Gabelli; L Amzel

    2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Nudix hydrolase superfamily, characterized by the presence of the signature sequence GX5EX7REUXEEXGU (where U is I, L, or V), is a well-studied family in which relations have been established between primary sequence and substrate specificity for many members. For example, enzymes that hydrolyze the diphosphate linkage of ADP-ribose are characterized by having a proline 15 amino acids C-terminal of the Nudix signature sequence. GDPMK is a Nudix enzyme that conserves this characteristic proline but uses GDP-mannose as the preferred substrate. By investigating the structure of the GDPMK alone, bound to magnesium, and bound to substrate, the structural basis for this divergent substrate specificity and a new rule was identified by which ADP-ribose pyrophosphatases can be distinguished from purine-DP-mannose pyrophosphatases from primary sequence alone. Kinetic and mutagenesis studies showed that GDPMK hydrolysis does not rely on a single glutamate as the catalytic base. Instead, catalysis is dependent on residues that coordinate the magnesium ions and residues that position the substrate properly for catalysis. GDPMK was thought to play a role in biofilm formation because of its upregulation in response to RcsC signaling; however, GDPMK knockout strains show no defect in their capacity of forming biofilms.

  9. Populations Population Ecology

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    Dever, Jennifer A.

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

  10. Interested Parties - Siemens | Department of Energy

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

    GCHarrisSiemens.PDF More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - Patrick Murphy...

  11. Sustainability Community Special Interest Group

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    Blevis, Eli

    Sustainability Community Special Interest Group Meeting, CHI 2012 Eli Blevis, Yue Pan, & David: Weather Effects #12;Discussion Catalyst: Social Sustainability #12;Discussion Catalyst: Barriers & Brick Catalyst: Education #12;Discussion Catalyst: Cultural Factors #12;Discussion Catalyst: Finding Our Way #12

  12. Interests Diffusion in Social Networks

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    D'Agostino, Gregorio; De Nicola, Antonio; Tucci, Salvatore

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding cultural phenomena on Social Networks (SNs) and exploiting the implicit knowledge about their members is attracting the interest of different research communities both from the academic and the business side. The community of complexity science is devoting significant efforts to define laws, models, and theories, which, based on acquired knowledge, are able to predict future observations (e.g. success of a product). In the mean time, the semantic web community aims at engineering a new generation of advanced services by defining constructs, models and methods, adding a semantic layer to SNs. In this context, a leapfrog is expected to come from a hybrid approach merging the disciplines above. Along this line, this work focuses on the propagation of individual interests in social networks. The proposed framework consists of the following main components: a method to gather information about the members of the social networks; methods to perform some semantic analysis of the Domain of Interest; a p...

  13. Interested Parties - NNSA | Department of Energy

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

    NNSA Interested Parties - NNSA 06-03-10NNSA.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - NRG Energy...

  14. Interested Parties - 1603 Program Discussion | Department of...

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

    1603 Program Discussion Interested Parties - 1603 Program Discussion weekswagle.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - NRG Energy...

  15. Interested Parties - Energy Solutions | Department of Energy

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

    - Energy Solutions EnergySolutions.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - NRG Energy Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - 1603 Program Discussion...

  16. Interested Parties - Multiple Loan Applications per Developer...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Allowing Multiple Projects per Application for Section 1705 Loan Guarantees Interested Parties - K&L Group Interested Parties - Shipp...

  17. Communications from Interested Parties | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    September 14, 2010 Interested Parties - Xtreme Power September 3, 2010 Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews August 10, 2010 Interested Parties - MEMA previous 1 2 3 4 5 next...

  18. Research Interest of Dilip Sarkar

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    Sarkar, Dilip

    anywhere anytime. While traveling on vehicle we connect to the Internet using one or more of theses is to develop a group of autonomous mobile agents each with its own set of wireless sensors. These mobile agents at UM have fueled my interest. My goal is to develop parallel algorithms for bioinformatics problems

  19. Interested Parties - Pittsburgh Green Innovators | Department...

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

    Attachment to Registered Lobbyist Disclosure Form: R More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Andrew Lundquist Interested Parties - National Governors Association...

  20. GDP-L-fucose: {beta}-D-galactoside 2-{alpha}-Lfucosyltransferases, DNA sequences encoding the same, method for producing the same and a method of genotyping a person

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lowe, J.B.; Lennon, G.; Rouquier, S.; Giorgi, D.; Kelly, R.J.

    1998-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The gene encoding GDP-L-fucose: {beta}-D-Galactoside 2-{alpha}-Lfucosyltransferase has been cloned, and a mutation in this gene has been found to be responsible for an individual being a non-secretor. 30 figs.

  1. GDP-L-fucose: .beta.-D-galactoside 2-.alpha.-L-fucosyltransferases, DNA sequences encoding the same, method for producing the same and a method of genotyping a person

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Lowe, John B. (3125 Bolgos Cir., Ann Arbor, MI 48105); Lennon, Gregory (8309 Norris Canyon, Castro Valley, CA 94552); Rouquier, Sylvie (5, rue du Cannau, 34000 Montpellier, FR); Giorgi, Dominique (5, rue du Cannau, 34000 Montpellier, FR); Kelly, Robert J. (3164 Concord, Trenton, MI 48183)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The gene encoding GDP-L-fucose: .beta.-D-Galactoside 2-.alpha.-L-fucosyltransferase has been cloned, and a mutation in this gene has been found to be responsible for an individual being a non-secretor.

  2. Communications from Interested Parties | Department of Energy

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

    - ARPA-E National Association of Manufacturers November 6, 2009 Interested Parties - Siemens October 29, 2009 Interested Parties - Multiple Loan Applications per Developer under...

  3. Population Biology Graduate Group Bylaws of the Population Biology Graduate Group

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    Wainwright, Peter C.

    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

  4. China's Pathways to Achieving 40% ~ 45% Reduction in CO{sub 2} Emissions per Unit of GDP in 2020: Sectoral Outlook and Assessment of Savings Potential

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    Zheng, Nina; Fridley, David; Zhou, Nan; Levine, Mark; Price, Lynn; Ke, Jing

    2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Achieving Chinas goal of reducing its carbon intensity (CO{sub 2} per unit of GDP) by 40% to 45% percent below 2005 levels by 2020 will require the strengthening and expansion of energy efficiency policies across the buildings, industries and transport sectors. This study uses a bottom-up, end-use model and two scenarios -- an enhanced energy efficiency (E3) scenario and an alternative maximum technically feasible energy efficiency improvement (Max Tech) scenario to evaluate what policies and technical improvements are needed to achieve the 2020 carbon intensity reduction target. The findings from this study show that a determined approach by China can lead to the achievement of its 2020 goal. In particular, with full success in deepening its energy efficiency policies and programs but following the same general approach used during the 11th Five Year Plan, it is possible to achieve 49% reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions per unit of GDP (CO{sub 2} emissions intensity) in 2020 from 2005 levels (E3 case). Under the more optimistic but feasible assumptions of development and penetration of advanced energy efficiency technology (Max Tech case), China could achieve a 56% reduction in CO{sub 2} emissions intensity in 2020 relative to 2005 with cumulative reduction of energy use by 2700 Mtce and of CO{sub 2} emissions of 8107 Mt CO{sub 2} between 2010 and 2020. Energy savings and CO{sub 2} mitigation potential varies by sector but most of the energy savings potential is found in energy-intensive industry. At the same time, electricity savings and the associated emissions reduction are magnified by increasing renewable generation and improving coal generation efficiency, underscoring the dual importance of end-use efficiency improvements and power sector decarbonization.

  5. Issue 5: High Interest in Hybrid Cars

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    Ong, Paul M.; Haselhoff, Kim

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2005). High Interest in Hybrid Cars. SCS Fact Sheet, Vol.May 2005 High Interest in Hybrid Cars I NTRODUCTION PublicThe unique features of a hybrid car mean that it is more

  6. Other Purdue Web points of Interest

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    Other Purdue Web points of interest. Purdue University Home Page --- Schedule of Classes Graduate School Agronomy Computer Science --- CS & E...

  7. How degeneracies can obscure interesting physics

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    L. Zamick; A. Escuderos

    2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We show how degeneracies, accidental or otherwise, can obscure some interesting physics. We further show how one can get around this problem.

  8. Aligning Utility Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Interests with Energy Efficiency Objectives: A Review of Recent Efforts at Decoupling and Performance Incentives Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Aligning...

  9. Interesting things come in small packages

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    DeLong, Edward

    Population metagenomics reveals the reduced metabolic capacities of a marine nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium that lacks many of the signature features of typical cyanobacteria.

  10. Industrial & Systems Engineering Areas of Engineering Interests

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Industrial & Systems Engineering Areas of Engineering Interests The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering understands our students may work as Industrial Engineers in other engineering industries, and to help prepare them for these careers, the ISE Areas of Interest was formulated. The courses

  11. PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE (PID) POLICY AND PROCEDURES

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    Greenslade, Diana

    i PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE (PID) POLICY AND PROCEDURES #12;PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE POLICY a disclosure under the PID Act 7 5.2. How to make a disclosure under the PID Act 7 6. PROCEDURES FOR AUTHORISED OFFICERS 9 7.1. Authorised Officer must provide information about the PID Act 9 7.2. Receiving

  12. Tracking Multiple Topics for Finding Interesting Articles

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    Pon, R K; Cardenas, A F; Buttler, D J; Critchlow, T J

    2008-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce multiple topic tracking (MTT) for iScore to better recommend news articles for users with multiple interests and to address changes in user interests over time. As an extension of the basic Rocchio algorithm, traditional topic detection and tracking, and single-pass clustering, MTT maintains multiple interest profiles to identify interesting articles for a specific user given user-feedback. Focusing on only interesting topics enables iScore to discard useless profiles to address changes in user interests and to achieve a balance between resource consumption and classification accuracy. iScore is able to achieve higher quality results than traditional methods such as the Rocchio algorithm. We identify several operating parameters that work well for MTT. Using the same parameters, we show that MTT alone yields high quality results for recommending interesting articles from several corpora. The inclusion of MTT improves iScore's performance by 25% in recommending news articles from the Yahoo! News RSS feeds and the TREC11 adaptive filter article collection. And through a small user study, we show that iScore can still perform well when only provided with little user feedback.

  13. Tracking Multiple Topics for Finding Interesting Articles

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    Pon, R K; Cardenas, A F; Buttler, D J; Critchlow, T J

    2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce multiple topic tracking (MTT) for iScore to better recommend news articles for users with multiple interests and to address changes in user interests over time. As an extension of the basic Rocchio algorithm, traditional topic detection and tracking, and single-pass clustering, MTT maintains multiple interest profiles to identify interesting articles for a specific user given user-feedback. Focusing on only interesting topics enables iScore to discard useless profiles to address changes in user interests and to achieve a balance between resource consumption and classification accuracy. Also by relating a topic's interestingness to an article's interestingness, iScore is able to achieve higher quality results than traditional methods such as the Rocchio algorithm. We identify several operating parameters that work well for MTT. Using the same parameters, we show that MTT alone yields high quality results for recommending interesting articles from several corpora. The inclusion of MTT improves iScore's performance by 9% to 14% in recommending news articles from the Yahoo! News RSS feeds and the TREC11 adaptive filter article collection. And through a small user study, we show that iScore can still perform well when only provided with little user feedback.

  14. Cancer Epidemiology Population Health Sciences 750

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    -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

  15. COMMISSION REPORT PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH

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    policy, loading order, jobs, clean energy, energy infrastructure, electric vehicles, greenhouse gasCOMMISSION REPORT PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH 2013 ANNUAL REPORT MARCH 2014 CEC5002014035CMF CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor #12

  16. Copyright and the public interest in China

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    Tang, Guan Hong

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis will consider how the multidimensional public interest concept at once informs development of Chinese copyright law and also limits it. Since 1990 China has awarded copyright - individual rights - but also ...

  17. Energy Efficiency Interest Rate Reduction Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) offers interest rate reductions to home buyers purchasing new and existing homes with 5 Star and 5 Star Plus energy ratings. All homes constructed on...

  18. Occupational Populations

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    unknown authors

    ? 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.

  19. Interested Parties - AFL-CIO | Department of Energy

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

    Parties - AFL-CIO 20091015104114.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Myriant Interested Parties - NRG Energy Interested Parties - 1603 Program Discussion...

  20. Energy Use in China: Sectoral Trends and Future Outlook

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    10 Historical Primary Energy Per GDP and Per11 Historical Primary Energy per GDP and perHistorical Primary Energy Per GDP and Per capita Population

  1. Interest Theory Richard C. Penney Purdue University

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2007-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We recommend the TI BA II Plus, either the solar or battery version. .... per year. Bank A compounds yearly but uses simple interest for partial periods ..... (29) Assuming that house prices have inflated at an average rate of 8% per year for each...

  2. Interest Theory Richard C. Penney Purdue University

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    1910-30-42T23:59:59.000Z

    arial Exam. We recommend the TI BA II Plus, either the solar or battery version. .... Bank A compounds yearly but uses simple interest for partial periods while bank ..... Assuming that house prices have inflated at an average rate of 8% per year.

  3. Hydropower Potential Scoping Study Gauging Interest

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    6/19/2013 1 Hydropower Potential Scoping Study ­ Gauging Interest Generating Resources Advisory and associated technologies. ­ Hydropower upgrades, new hydropower projects 2 Purpose Develop a hydro supply curve to determine the hydropower development potential in the NW region ­ Council's Seventh Power Plan

  4. Processing Personal Health Data in Legitimate Interest

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    Alexin, Zoltán

    : excluding data from the National Health Insurance Fund database related to unsubsidized care events, medical diagnosis, the provision of care or treatment or the management of health-care services, and whereProcessing Personal Health Data in Legitimate Interest ,,Infocommunication technologies

  5. COMMISSION REPORT PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH

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    COMMISSION REPORT PUBLIC INTEREST ENERGY RESEARCH 2010 ANNUAL REPORT CALIFORNIA ENERGY of the Legislature: I am pleased to present this annual report to you. This report presents a review COMMISSION Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor MARCH 2011 CEC5002011031CMF #12;CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

  6. Vehicle for carrying an object of interest

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, W.T.; Ferrante, T.A.

    1998-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A vehicle for carrying an object of interest across a supporting surface including a frame having opposite first and second ends; a first pair of wheels fixedly mounted on the first end of the frame; a second pair of wheels pivotally mounted on the second end of the frame; and a pair of motors borne by the frame, each motor disposed in driving relation relative to one of the pairs of wheels, the motors propelling the vehicle across the supporting surface. 8 figs.

  7. Vehicle for carrying an object of interest

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Zollinger, W. Thor (Idaho Falls, ID); Ferrante, Todd A. (Westerville, OH)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A vehicle for carrying an object of interest across a supporting surface including a frame having opposite first and second ends; a first pair of wheels fixedly mounted on the first end of the frame; a second pair of wheels pivotally mounted on the second end of the frame; and a pair of motors borne by the frame, each motor disposed in driving relation relative to one of the pairs of wheels, the motors propelling the vehicle across the supporting surface.

  8. What Covered Interest Parity Implies about the Theory of Uncovered Interest Parity.

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    Pippenger, John

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    covered interest parity (CIP) implies that the theory canSection 3 describes what covered CIP implies about UIP.role of risk premiums when CIP holds. Section 5 uses Sarno

  9. Interest networks : understanding the influence of interesting people in an organization

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    Ma, Julia Shuhong

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis applies network theory to firms, their employees, and various aspects of the employees to understand diversity within an industry at both the firm-level and employee-level. We hypothesize that the interest ...

  10. Paper on "Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE" ...

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

    Paper on "Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE" Paper on "Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE" Paper on Other Major Litigation of Direct Interest to DOE,...

  11. Shifting Interest Regimes of the Working Classes in Latin America

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    Berins Collier, Ruth; Handlin, Samuel P.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Handlin IIR Working Paper Shifting Interest Regimes of the2000), Working-Class Power, Capitalist-Class Interest, andShifting Interest Regimes of the Working Classes in Latin

  12. (Expired) Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver for LED Lighting...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    (Expired) Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver for LED Lighting and HVAC Units: February 11, 2010 (Expired) Nationwide Limited Public Interest Waiver for LED Lighting and HVAC...

  13. UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of...

  14. Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews | Department of Energy

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

    Smith Dawson & Andrews Interested Parties - Smith Dawson & Andrews 09-03-10SmithDawsonAndrews.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - ARPA-E National...

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - adult rural population Sample Search Results

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

    Faculty Research Themes Summary: : mmc18@psu.edu Research Interests Rural community health care, primary care in rural populations... research, health improvement in...

  16. Population Analysis, Fall 2005 1 Population Analyses

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    Clark, William R.

    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

  17. LBNL Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC) Meeting Dates*

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    LBNL Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC) Meeting Dates* June 11, 2014 July 9, 2014 Aug Integrity Office Charter The LBNL Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC or committee) acts

  18. Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape...

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

    Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize...

  19. Conflict of Interest Review CRADA Principal Investigator's Certification

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    Baker, Chris I.

    Conflict of Interest Review CRADA Principal Investigator's Certification CRADA Principal Investigator: ______________________________ IC: ___________________________ CRADA ID Number: _________________ Collaborating Organization: ________________________________________________ CRADA Title

  20. Conflict of Interest and Work Outside the University

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    Howat, Ian M.

    Conflict of Interest and Work Outside the University Policy 1.30 Office of Human Resources Applies of interest management agreement. Definitions Term Definition Designated work time Hours agreed upon conflict of interest. External work must be of such a nature and conducted in such a manner

  1. Apparatus and method for mapping an area of interest

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Staab, Torsten A. (Los Alamos, NM) Cohen, Daniel L. (Ithaca, NY); Feller, Samuel (Fairfax, VA)

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method are provided for mapping an area of interest using polar coordinates or Cartesian coordinates. The apparatus includes a range finder, an azimuth angle measuring device to provide a heading and an inclinometer to provide an angle of inclination of the range finder as it relates to primary reference points and points of interest. A computer is provided to receive signals from the range finder, inclinometer and azimuth angle measurer to record location data and calculate relative locations between one or more points of interest and one or more primary reference points. The method includes mapping of an area of interest to locate points of interest relative to one or more primary reference points and to store the information in the desired manner. The device may optionally also include an illuminator which can be utilized to paint the area of interest to indicate both points of interest and primary points of reference during and/or after data acquisition.

  2. National Interest Security Company NISC Formerly Technology Management...

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    search Name: National Interest Security Company (NISC) (Formerly Technology & Management Services (TMS) Inc.) Place: Gaithersburg, Maryland Zip: 20879 Product: TMS provides...

  3. Web points of interest - Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

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    Web points of interest ... JUGGLING CLUB; The Lafayette Citizens Band Home Page; Harold Boas' incredible list of math and life resources on the WEB.

  4. Medical image compression with lossless regions of interest

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    Strom, Jacob; Cosman, Pamela C

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MD, pp. 866-870. 121 G. Bedini, L. Favalli, A. Marazzi, A.of the region of interest. Bedini et al. [2] focus on

  5. Infrastructure Security EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

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

    tech transfer officers are now seeking U.S. companies to license and commercialize the device for electronics chip cooling. Companies interested in licensing the Sandia Cooler...

  6. Review of Interests and Activities in Thermoelectric Materials...

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

    heat-powered mobile units, and for thermoelectric cooling of high-performance infrared systems for surveillance taylor.pdf More Documents & Publications Review of Interests...

  7. Strategies for Building Contractor Interest in Program Participation...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    business partner peer exchange call discussed strategies for building contractor interest in program participation. Call Slides and Summary More Documents & Publications...

  8. Understanding the Interaction between Interests, Conversations and Friendships in Facebook

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    Understanding the Interaction between Interests, Conversations and Friendships in Facebook Qirong the Interaction between Interests, Conversations and Friendships in Facebook Qirong Ho Rong Yan Rajat Raina Eric P 15213 Facebook, 10 Hacker Way, Menlo Park CA 94025 Abstract In this paper, we explore salient questions

  9. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT ENERGY upon privately owned rights. This report has not been approved or disapproved by the California Energy in this report. #12;i PREFACE The California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program

  10. Interest Rate Clustering in UK Financial Services Markets

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    Feigon, Brooke

    interest rate setting differs from previous empirical work examining the topic. It has been common1 Interest Rate Clustering in UK Financial Services Markets by John K. Ashton Norwich Business University Business School CCP Working Paper 06-14 Abstract: In applications as diverse as banking

  11. SALK INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDIES Investigator Conflict of Interest Policy

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    Bellugi, Ursula

    ), Department of Energy (DOE) or other U.S. federal agency. 4. Investigator refers to the principal investigator Financial Interest · Publicly Traded Entity · Non-publicly Traded Entity · Intellectual Property Rights whether a Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) exists, and, if so, develop a Management plan for the #12

  12. Financial Conflict of Interest Policy Update -8/24/2012 Financial Conflict of Interest Policy Update -August 24, 2012

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    Raina, Ramesh

    be included in the disclosure, regardless of value. This does not, however, include travel that is included financial interest(s). In order to maintain a single system of disclosure for all grant applications "Investigators" meaning "the project director or principal Investigator and any other person, regardless of title

  13. Broad area search for regions and objects of interest

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    Skurikhin, Alexei N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Pope, Paul A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2011-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A quad chart provides an overview on the on-going project 'Broad Area Search for Regions and Objects of Interest' funded by the DOE Office of Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development. Specifically, the quad chart shows: (1) Project title 'Broad Area Search for Regions and Objects of Interest'; (2) PI and Co-investigators; (3) Concept Panel outlining the project's approach built upon front-end scale-space image analysis; (4) Technical Challenges posed by the project, such as robustness, non-conformities, disparate spatial configuration and weak correlation between presence of objects of interest and low-level description of the surrounding geospatial background; and (5) Planned Accomplishment.

  14. Quantum Interest in (3+1) dimensional Minkowski space

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    Gabriel Abreu; Matt Visser

    2009-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The so-called "Quantum Inequalities", and the "Quantum Interest Conjecture", use quantum field theory to impose significant restrictions on the temporal distribution of the energy density measured by a time-like observer, potentially preventing the existence of exotic phenomena such as "Alcubierre warp-drives" or "traversable wormholes". Both the quantum inequalities and the quantum interest conjecture can be reduced to statements concerning the existence or non-existence of bound states for a certain one-dimensional quantum mechanical pseudo-Hamiltonian. Using this approach, we shall provide a simple proof of one version of the Quantum Interest Conjecture in (3+1) dimensional Minkowski space.

  15. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT UC DAVIS TECHNOLOGY. 2005. UC Davis Technology Assessment for Advanced Biomass Power Generation. California Energy Davis, CA 95616 Contract Number: 500-00-034 Prepared for: California Energy Commission Hassan Mohammed

  16. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Office Manager Energy Efficiency Research Office Laurie ten Hope Deputy Director RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Innovations Small Grants EnergyRelated Environmental Research Energy Systems IntegrationPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT HOW LOW CAN YOU GO

  17. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT EFFICIENCY CHARACTERISTICS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW CALIFORNIA HOMES (ECO) MARCH 2011, Ltd. Rick Chitwood, Chitwood Energy Management, Inc. Bruce A. Wilcox, P.E. Proctor Engineering Group

  18. 5 Building a shared interest Olinda, Milan: social innovation

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    Boyer, Edmond

    5 Building a shared interest Olinda, Milan: social innovation between strategy and organisational in the mental health field into a broader social innovation, while at the same time fighting against social

  19. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    a transport membrane condenser for recovering both energy and water from the lowgrade waste heat streams Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT ENERGY: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Gas Technology Institute #12; Prepared by: Primary Author

  20. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    The California Energy Commission's Geothermal Resources Development Account Geothermal Planning Projects support of geothermal resource elements, or geothermal components of energy elements, for inclusion in the localPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT STRUCTURING A DIRECT

  1. UNDERSTANDING POSTAL PRIVATIZATION: CORPORATIONS, UNIONS AND "THE PUBLIC INTEREST"

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    1 UNDERSTANDING POSTAL PRIVATIZATION: CORPORATIONS, UNIONS AND "THE PUBLIC INTEREST" BY SARAH F Relations Written under the direction of Professor Adrienne Eaton and approved by ___________[Jeffrey Keefe]_____________ ____________[Dorothy Sue Cobble]____________ ____________[Adrienne Eaton]_____________ New Brunswick, New Jersey

  2. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT Renewable Resource/Transmission Development Scenarios Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Center for Energy Efficiency.D. David Olsen Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies Sacramento, California 95814

  3. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT FLEXIBLE owned rights. This report has not been approved or disapproved by the California Energy Commission nor Energy Resource Utility Interface System is the final report for the Interconnection, Grid Effects

  4. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation Creating Incentives for Electricity Prov Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT CREATING INCENTIVES Incentives for Electricity Providers to Integrate Distributed Energy Resources. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA

  5. LETTER TO A LAW STUDENT INTERESTED IN SOCIAL JUSTICE

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    Zhou, Pei

    LETTER TO A LAW STUDENT INTERESTED IN SOCIAL JUSTICE WILLIAM P. QUIGLEY* Dear Bridgette: I am. For further reading on this topic, see William P. Quigley, Revolution- ary Lawyering: Addressing the Root

  6. Populating the Whole Landscape

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    Adam R. Brown; Alex Dahlen

    2012-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Prediction of interest rate using CKLS model with stochastic parameters

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ying, Khor Chia [Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Multimedia University, Jalan Multimedia, 63100 Cyberjaya, Selangor (Malaysia); Hin, Pooi Ah [Sunway University Business School, No. 5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The Chan, Karolyi, Longstaff and Sanders (CKLS) model is a popular one-factor model for describing the spot interest rates. In this paper, the four parameters in the CKLS model are regarded as stochastic. The parameter vector ?{sup (j)} of four parameters at the (J+n)-th time point is estimated by the j-th window which is defined as the set consisting of the observed interest rates at the j?-th time point where j?j??j+n. To model the variation of ?{sup (j)}, we assume that ?{sup (j)} depends on ?{sup (j?m)}, ?{sup (j?m+1)},, ?{sup (j?1)} and the interest rate r{sub j+n} at the (j+n)-th time point via a four-dimensional conditional distribution which is derived from a [4(m+1)+1]-dimensional power-normal distribution. Treating the (j+n)-th time point as the present time point, we find a prediction interval for the future value r{sub j+n+1} of the interest rate at the next time point when the value r{sub j+n} of the interest rate is given. From the above four-dimensional conditional distribution, we also find a prediction interval for the future interest rate r{sub j+n+d} at the next d-th (d?2) time point. The prediction intervals based on the CKLS model with stochastic parameters are found to have better ability of covering the observed future interest rates when compared with those based on the model with fixed parameters.

  8. Binary classification of items of interest in a repeatable process

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Abell, Jeffrey A.; Spicer, John Patrick; Wincek, Michael Anthony; Wang, Hui; Chakraborty, Debejyo

    2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A system includes host and learning machines in electrical communication with sensors positioned with respect to an item of interest, e.g., a weld, and memory. The host executes instructions from memory to predict a binary quality status of the item. The learning machine receives signals from the sensor(s), identifies candidate features, and extracts features from the candidates that are more predictive of the binary quality status relative to other candidate features. The learning machine maps the extracted features to a dimensional space that includes most of the items from a passing binary class and excludes all or most of the items from a failing binary class. The host also compares the received signals for a subsequent item of interest to the dimensional space to thereby predict, in real time, the binary quality status of the subsequent item of interest.

  9. The Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Lighting Research Program

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    The Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Lighting Research Program (LRP) needed a solid strategy. · Identify lighting codes and standards problems that require additional R&D, such as outdated lighting energy savings or demand reduction potential. They also identified additional lighting research needs

  10. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Perez Clean Power Research Napa, California 94558 and Albany, New York 12203 Contract Number: 500Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT UTILITY SYSTEM CAPACITY AND CUSTOMER DEMAND VALUE OF PHOTOVOLTAIC Prepared for: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Clean

  11. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    in their areas of expertise. Dr. Ruth Yanai (State University of New York, College of Environmental SciencePublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT POTENTIAL POSITIVE Energy Commission Prepared by: William Stewart, Robert F. Powers, Kathyrn McGown, Lindsay Chiono

  12. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper

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    Bromirski, Peter D.

    efforts are focused on the following RD&D program areas: · Buildings EndUse Energy Efficiency · Energy · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation In 2003, the California Energy Commission's PIER ProgramPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper COASTAL FLOODINGPOTENTIAL

  13. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    &D program areas: · Buildings End-Use Energy Efficiency · Energy Innovations Small Grants · Energy/Agricultural/Water End-Use Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation In 2003, the CaliforniaPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper CLIMATE VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION

  14. COG - Special Features of Interest to Criticality Safety Practitioners

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    Buck, R M; Heinrichs, D P; Krass, A W; Lent, E M

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    COG is a modern, general-purpose, high fidelity, multi-particle transport code developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory specifically for use in deep penetration (shielding) and criticality safety calculations. This paper describes some features in COG of special interest to criticality safety practitioners.

  15. Joshua Klobas' interest in the implications of climate change

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    Nizkorodov, Sergey

    Joshua Klobas' interest in the implications of climate change and the physical basis) particles contribute to many processes implicated in climate change. A challenge in describing SOA-climate University. Atmospheric particles have a disproportionally strong effect on the Earth's climate despite

  16. Conflict of Interest with Faculty Owned Companies General Principle

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    Shepp, Larry

    Conflict of Interest with Faculty Owned Companies General Principle Keep your company activities separate and distinct from your Rutgers professor activities. Expect your company to be treated exactly like any other company. The fact that it partially owned by Rutgers faculty member does not give it any

  17. astrophysically interesting nuclear: Topics by E-print Network

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

    astrophysically interesting nuclear First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 CALCULATIONS OF...

  18. Gerhard Fischer 1 IRIS'24, Norway Communities of Interest

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    Fischer, Gerhard

    Gerhard Fischer 1 IRIS'24, Norway Communities of Interest: Learning through the Interaction for social creativity among CoIs. #12;Gerhard Fischer 2 IRIS'24, Norway 1 Introduction Design projects the interaction of these diverse communities. #12;Gerhard Fischer 3 IRIS'24, Norway 2 Design Communities Design

  19. Have you always had a rock collection? Are interesting

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    5/2013 GEOLOGY Have you always had a rock collection? Are interesting landforms your favorite vacation sites? Would you like to help someone locate groundwater or oil-bearing rock formations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, maybe geology is the field for you. Wichita State University

  20. Committed to national interest The Times of India Bangalore Edition ,

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    can do things that no one else can even dream of," says Pai. The public policy discourse in India."In India, from independence till the very recent postliberalization era, policy was only about ideologyTimes City Committed to national interest The Times of India Bangalore Edition , Shrabonti Bagchi

  1. FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY I. Policy Statement

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    1 FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY I. Policy Statement Portland State University (PSU be reviewed and, if warranted, managed. This policy establishes the process of disclosure, review and management. II. Reason for Policy/Purpose This document sets forth PSU's policy on the disclosure, review

  2. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT EVALUATION OF EXISTING This report was prepared as the result of work sponsored by the California Energy Commission. It does: California Energy Commission Prepared by: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory #12;Prepared by: Primary

  3. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT UNISOLAR: LAMINATE AND BATTEN Director DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as the result of work sponsored by the California Energy rights. This report has not been approved or disapproved by the California Energy Commission nor has

  4. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    . Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT DEMONSTRATION OF ZBB upon the accuracy or adequacy of the information in this report. #12;i Acknowledgements ZBB Energy Please cite this report as follows: Lex, Peter (ZBB Energy Corporation). 2008. Demonstration of ZBB

  5. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Global Green USA Santa Monica, CA 90405 Contract Number: 500-04-023 Prepared for: California Energy Green USA to partner with a pair of nonprofit housing developers to build two Zero Energy MultifamilyPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT AFFORDABLE MULTIFAMILY

  6. Engineering Magnetic nanoparticles are of interest in a variety of

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    Chemical Engineering Abstract Magnetic nanoparticles are of interest in a variety of applications which take advantage of their manipulation using externally applied magnetic fields. Depending on the material used, these nanoparticles may possess either a freely rotating magnetic dipole or a dipole

  7. Integrated Energy Policy Report Subsidiary Volume: PUBLIC INTEREST

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    Consumption Trends 30 Natural Gas Use by Sector 30 Natural Gas End-Use 32 CHAPTER 3: ENERGY EFFICIENCYCALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Integrated Energy Policy Report Subsidiary Volume: PUBLIC INTEREST Hall, Deputy Director Energy Efficiency and Demand Analysis Division #12;ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Public

  8. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    (RD&D) projects to benefit the electricity and natural gas ratepayers in California. The Energy for natural gas RD&D. The PIER program strives to conduct the most promising public interest energy: · Buildings EndUse Energy Efficiency · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable

  9. CUNY CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY 1. General Statement of Policy.

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    Rosen, Jay

    1 CUNY CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY 1. General Statement of Policy. It is the policy's credibility, objectivity, or fairness. Every individual to whom this Policy is applicable (each, a "Covered. Sections 2 and 3 of this Policy, which set forth the general standards of conduct and the rules regarding

  10. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    efforts are focused on the following RD&D program areas: · Buildings EndUse Energy Efficiency · EnergyPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program FINAL PROJECT REPORT Experimental Study, Efficient and Low Emissions Gas Turbine Applications JANUARY 2012 CEC5002012001 Prepared for

  11. The Europeanization of Interest Groups and Political Parties

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    van den Brink, Jeroen

    of cooperation in the area of justice and home affairs (Amsterdam Treaty, 1997). The European Union also went Chamber elections campaign of 2006. The European Parliament elections of 2004 had already shown that Dutch to the polling stations, while 80 percent voted in the national elections of 2006. An interesting issue presents

  12. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM REPORT

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    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM REPORT SOLAR REFLECTANCES OF ROOFS: California Energy Commission Heather Bird Contract Manager Virginia Lew Office Manager Energy Efficiency/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy Efficiency · Renewable Energy Technologies · Transportation Solar Reflectances

  13. Your Online Interests Pwned! A Pollution Attack Against Targeted Advertising

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    Lee, Wenke

    Your Online Interests ­ Pwned! A Pollution Attack Against Targeted Advertising Wei Meng Georgia in biasing ads towards the desired higher-paying advertisers; the polluter can influence up to 74% and 12; Profile Pollution; Ad Measurement 1. INTRODUCTION Online targeted advertising is one of the primary

  14. Government Information Interest Group (GIIG) Rolling in the Deep Web

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    Nair, Sankar

    Government Information Interest Group (GIIG) Rolling in the Deep Web: Mining free resources;Most Science Info Is in the Deep Web Federated Searching Federated search drills down to the deep web where scientific databases reside Students and researchers need information from the deep web. Unlike

  15. 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

  16. Fiscal fragility: what the past may say about the future

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    Aizenman, Joshua; Pasricha, Gurnain Kaur

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    real interest rates and GDP growth rate. For a given future projectedit with the projected debt to GDP ratio. Real rates forit with the projected debt to GDP ratio. Real rates for

  17. ACADEMIC INTERESTS We will do our best to assign a faculty advisor with whom you share an academic interest. Please

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    Royer, Dana

    1 ACADEMIC INTERESTS We will do our best to assign a faculty advisor with whom you share the questions below so that we can create a good match between you and your faculty advisor. The information you provide will also be shared with your faculty advisor to assist him or her in working with you. 1. Some

  18. This list includes a sampling of volunteer opportunities and organizations working in the field of ed-ucation. These opportunities may be suitable for students majoring or interested in these areas. You

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    nights. Volunteers are required to have an interest in science and in working with young children and be a positive adult role model. Volunteers must be interested in working with diverse populations and buildThis list includes a sampling of volunteer opportunities and organizations working in the field

  19. Increasing interest in the gas engine heat pump

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    Not Available

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Increasing primary-energy prices and the availability of untapped heat sources have sparked interest in using a high-efficiency natural gas-driven engine as the power source in a heatpump system. This approach is being studied using a 37-kW Waukesha gas engine; one recently completed installation at Schiedam, Netherlands, extracts heat from a nearby waterway and utilizes the gas engine's waste heat as well.

  20. Protection and Control of Safeguards and Security Interests

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

    1994-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish policy, responsibilities, and authorities for the protection and control of safeguards and security interests. Cancels DOE O 5632.1B, DOE O 5632.2A, DOE O 5632.5, DOE O 5632.6, DOE O 5632.9A, DOE O 5632.11, DOE O 5635.1A, DOE O 5635.2B, DOE O 5635.3. Canceled by DOE O 473.1

  1. Some interesting consequences of the maximum entropy production principle

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    Martyushev, L. M. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Industrial Ecology, Ural Division (Russian Federation)], E-mail: mlm@ecko.uran.ru

    2007-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Two nonequilibrium phase transitions (morphological and hydrodynamic) are analyzed by applying the maximum entropy production principle. Quantitative analysis is for the first time compared with experiment. Nonequilibrium crystallization of ice and laminar-turbulent flow transition in a circular pipe are examined as examples of morphological and hydrodynamic transitions, respectively. For the latter transition, a minimum critical Reynolds number of 1200 is predicted. A discussion of this important and interesting result is presented.

  2. Light element opacities of astrophysical interest from ATOMIC

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    Colgan, J.; Kilcrease, D. P.; Magee, N. H. Jr.; Armstrong, G. S. J.; Abdallah, J. Jr.; Sherrill, M. E. [Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Fontes, C. J.; Zhang, H. L.; Hakel, P. [Computational Physics Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

    2013-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new calculations of local-thermodynamic-equilibrium (LTE) light element opacities from the Los Alamos ATOMIC code for systems of astrophysical interest. ATOMIC is a multi-purpose code that can generate LTE or non-LTE quantities of interest at various levels of approximation. Our calculations, which include fine-structure detail, represent a systematic improvement over previous Los Alamos opacity calculations using the LEDCOP legacy code. The ATOMIC code uses ab-initio atomic structure data computed from the CATS code, which is based on Cowan's atomic structure codes, and photoionization cross section data computed from the Los Alamos ionization code GIPPER. ATOMIC also incorporates a new equation-of-state (EOS) model based on the chemical picture. ATOMIC incorporates some physics packages from LEDCOP and also includes additional physical processes, such as improved free-free cross sections and additional scattering mechanisms. Our new calculations are made for elements of astrophysical interest and for a wide range of temperatures and densities.

  3. Letter of Interest or Prospecting Letter You may find that you are sincerely interested in a particular organization, but they have no jobs currently

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    Omiecinski, Curtis

    . 1. State why you are interested in working for that organization. 2. Demonstrate the skills you year at Penn State, my interest in working for an organization that shares my passion has become34 Letter of Interest or Prospecting Letter You may find that you are sincerely interested

  4. Packaging and Transfer of Materials of National Security Interest Manual

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

    2000-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This Technical Manual establishes requirements for operational safety controls for onsite operations and provides Department of Energy (DOE) technical safety requirements and policy objectives for development of an Onsite Packaging and Transfer Program, pursuant to DOE O 461.1A, Packaging and Transfer or Transportation of Materials of National Security Interest. The DOE contractor must document this program in its Onsite Packaging and Transfer Manual/Procedures. Admin Chg 1, 7-26-05. Certified 2-2-07. Canceled by DOE O 461.2.

  5. Farm Tractors in Kansas: How to Perfect a Security Interest

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    Johnstun, Aaron J.; Ware, Stephen J.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -2153 . . . .); id. 28-2153(D) (This section does not apply to: (1) [a] farm tractor.). 3. Arkansas. See ARK. CODE ANN. 4-9-311(a) (West 2004) ([T]he filing of a financing statement is not necessary or effective to perfect a security interest in property... in an area away from the traveled surface of an established open highway.); id. 1102(33) (Vehicle does not include bicycles, trailers except travel trailers and rental trailers, or implements of husbandry. . . . All implements of husbandry used...

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

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    Kalnay, Eugenia

    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

  7. The Millenium Development Goals and Tobacco Control

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    World Health Organization

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    projected population from the United Nations World Population Prospects (2000 Revision), and an average annual growth rate of real GDP

  8. Conservationism is not Conservatism: Do Interest Group Endorsements Help Voters Hold Representatives Accountable?

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    Kaufman, Aaron

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Interest Group Endorsements Help Voters Hold Representativesthat interest group cues may help voters make better- 1 Thisheuristics, when supplied, help the average voter make the

  9. DOE Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Initiative DOE Seeks Public-Private Sector Expressions of Interest for Global Nuclear Energy...

  10. MHD (magnetohydrodynamic) undersea propulsion: A novel concept with renewed interest

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    Doss, E.D.; Geyer, H.K. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Roy, G.D. (Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA (USA))

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the reasons for the national and international renewed interest in the concept of MHD seawater propulsion. The main advantages of this concept are presented, together with some of the technical challenges that need to be overcome to achieve reliability, performance, and stealth. The paper discusses in more detail some of the technical issues and loss mechanisms influencing the thruster performance in terms of its electrical efficiency. Among the issues discussed are the jet losses and nozzle efficiency. Ohmic losses and frictional losses inside the thruster. Also discussed are the electrical end losses caused by the fringing magnetic field near the end of the electrodes. It has been shown that the frictional and end losses can have strong adverse effects on the thruster performance. Furthermore, a parametric study has been performed to investigate the effects of several parameters on the performance of the MHD thrusters. Those parameters include the magnetic field, thruster diameter, all roughness, flow velocity, and electrical load factor. The results of the parametric study indicate that the thruster efficiency increases with the strength of the magnetic field and thruster diameter, and decreases with the wall roughness and the flow velocity. 8 refs., 8 figs.

  11. Numerical simulations of welds of thick steel pieces of interest for the thermonuclear fusion ITER machine

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    Carmignani, B

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical simulations of welds of thick steel pieces of interest for the thermonuclear fusion ITER machine

  12. MICROBIAL POPULATIONS FECAL PELLETS AND

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    Luther, Douglas S.

    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

  13. POPULATION GEOGRAPHY Instructor: Dr. Carr

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    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

  14. Perturbation Theory for Population Dynamics

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    Francisco M. Fernandez

    2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Energy demand and population changes

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

    1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. !#"%$&(')0)21 3456 7879A@!B2C7DFEG HIA@9 7P&B2CQG$ARST@8 UVQB0RW0X7A@`Ya$ASBb@9$79B0@P&Fcd@8$UbI$7 e!Bf $7g B0

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    Haddadi, Hamed

    as that of the Bay Area or relative to GDP per head, larger than the Bay Area. IT is the biggest sector within ones. Interestingly this makes Cambridge, per head of population in the UK, about the same size,238 Consumer 21 not available Energy 2 not available The average size of an IT company is 27 employees, smaller

  17. Broadening Accessibility Through Special Interests: A New Approach for Software Customization

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    Morris, Robert Randall

    Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often fixate on narrow, restricted interests. These interests can be highly motivating, but they can also create attentional myopia, preventing individuals from ...

  18. Economic Interests and the European Union: A Catalyst for European Integration or a Hindrance?

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    Howarth, D.; Sadeh, T.

    The influence of economic interest groups on national policy-making on European Union-level policy and European integration seems to be case specific and circumstantial. Certain economic interests (for example, pension funds) are so influential...

  19. Knowledge ecology and knowledge economy interests -can they be compatible? Rainer Kuhlen

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    Kuhlen, Rainer

    Knowledge ecology and knowledge economy interests - can they be compatible? Rainer Kuhlen and knowledge ecology - can they be compatible? CC 1 #12;Knowledge ecology and knowledge economy interests - can they be compatible? part of #12;Knowledge ecology and knowledge economy interests - can they be compatible? EIS

  20. Document Downloaded: Wednesday February 23, 2011 Recognizing and Managing Personal Conflicts of Interest

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    Alabama in Huntsville, University of

    -intensive universities. This document is the result of the efforts of the COGR Working Group on Conflicts of Interest of Interest Author: COGR Published Date: 10/01/2002 #12;Recognizing and Managing Personal Financial Conflicts of Interest COGR COUNCIL ON GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS Winter 2002 #12;Council on Governmental Relations 2

  1. The College of William and Mary FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST PROCEDURE

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    Shaw, Leah B.

    affect the design, conduct, or reporting of PHS funded research. Financial Conflict of Interest Working Provost Manos, on conflict of interest matters and management plans. The working group consists1 The College of William and Mary FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST PROCEDURE The following

  2. WORKING PAPER N 2007 -35 Interest rate rules and global determinacy

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    WORKING PAPER N 2007 - 35 Interest rate rules and global determinacy: An alternative to the Taylor determinacy, interest rate rules, Taylor rules, fiscal theory of the price level PARIS-JOURDAN SCIENCES SUPRIEURE halshs-00587724,version1-21Apr2011 #12;Interest Rate Rules and Global Determinacy: An Alternative

  3. The blue plume population in dwarf spheroidal galaxies: genuine blue stragglers or young stellar population?

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    Y. Momany; E. V. Held; I. Saviane; S. Zaggia; L. Rizzi; M. Gullieuszik

    2007-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. IOP PUBLISHING ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS Environ. Res. Lett. 4 (2009) 024010 (7pp) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/2/024010

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    dioxide emissions per unit GDP is represented by the product of energy intensity, which represented in terms of GDP, and changes in technology, typically represented as carbon dioxide emissions per-factors. GDP growth (or contraction) is comprised of changes in population and in per capita GDP. Carbon

  5. CO2-Brine Surface Dissolution and Injection: CO2 Storage Enhancement Paul Emeka Eke, SPE, Mark Naylor, Stuart Haszeldine and Andrew Curtis, Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage,

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    are population increase, per capita GDP (also known as ``affluence level''), the energy intensity of the economy by the gross domestic product, GDP), energy production, E, carbon-based fuels used for energy production, C (E/GDP) and the carbon intensity of the energy system (C/E). The term E/GDP reflects the sectorial

  6. Biology 534: Modern methods in Population Genomics 3 credits Spring 2015

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    Collins, Gary S.

    #12;#12;#12;Biology 534: Modern methods in Population Genomics 3 credits Spring 2015 Instructor will be done by the instructor Catalog Description: Problems and prospects of designing a study with genomic revolutionized by the possibility of generating genomic sequence data. Interestingly, much of theoretical

  7. Hyperbolicity and kinematic waves of a class of multi-population partial differential equations

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    Hyperbolicity and kinematic waves of a class of multi-population partial differential equations serve for application purpose; see e.g., [4, 5, 6]. To learn about more complicated kinematic waves, one. The admissible waves of the Riemann problem are also investigated in detail. We present some interesting results

  8. Working for a healthier tomorrow: a Review of the health of Britain's working age population

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    Mumby, Peter J.

    of her clinical work sprang a research interest in Systemic Sclerosis, a disorder for which little couldWorking for a healthier tomorrow: a Review of the health of Britain's working age population University followed by a diploma in medical social work. She entered medical school as a mature student

  9. The stellar population of bulges

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    P. Jablonka

    2007-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Kalnay, Eugenia

    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

  11. Population Displacements Associated with Environmentally

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    Columbia University

    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

  12. INTERESTING EXPERIMENTAL

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    -Battelle for the Department of Energy Outline Project Objectives Project Plan Indoor Air Pollutants Preliminary could increase concentrations of indoor air pollutants (e.g., formaldehyde); or Air sealing between main living areas and basements and crawlspaces could reduce concentrations of indoor air pollutants (i

  13. Compound Interest

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    2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    which is exactly formula (9). Example 15. I borrow $25,000 to buy a car on which I pay $1000 down and make monthly payments at the end of the month over the...

  14. Population Ecology ISSN 1438-3896

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    de Aguiar, Marcus A. M.

    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

  15. Shrinking Global Population: A futuristic scenario

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    Nagurney, Anna

    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

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

  17. Low-Interest Rates Entice Philadelphians to Reach for the Stars...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Low-Interest Rates Entice Philadelphians to Reach for the Stars For many Philadelphia area residents, getting a loan for home energy efficiency improvements is a no brainer...

  18. Intercorrelations of certain variables of the Lee-Thorpe Occupational Interest Inventory with certain variables measured by the How Well Do You Know Your Interests inventory

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    Thompson, Stephen Michael

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    of Five Scale' or the Jcnki. ::s Inveritory a"d thc OIl for the Total Group (N=c )5) Academic Group Differentiation by Five interest Sca'es on Each Inventory 52 CEEAPTFB I IEETBODUCTIOEe Problem and Objectives Two voca+ional interest inventories... of the Jenkins inv- ntory and OIl. Two approaches are propo d to accost!lis?& the goals The J il ' t approach. involves the i ntercorre 1 a- t' on of the selected scales on each inventory. meaningful correlations between scales on t?&e two i nve?tories may...

  19. Dear Student Trainer Program Applicant: Thank you for your interest in the Student Trainer Program.

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    2011/2012 Dear Student Trainer Program Applicant: Thank you for your interest in the Student-966-1026 rhonda.shishkin@usask.ca I hope to provide all interested students with the opportunity to work with ourPT, BSPE, CAT(c), CAFCI #12;STUDENT TRAINER PROGRAM Huskie Athletics offers a Student Trainer Program which

  20. POLICY ON CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND COMMITMENT FOR FACULTY AND INVESTIGATORS

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    Vertes, Akos

    POLICY ON CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND COMMITMENT FOR FACULTY AND INVESTIGATORS Policy Statement of tolerable conflicts of interest. Reason for Policy/Purpose This Policy is designed to assist faculty and to support compliance with applicable government regulations. For purposes of this Policy, the terms "Faculty

  1. OPEN CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST For candidates for the position of

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    OPEN CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST For candidates for the position of Nominee ITER Principal be an advantage. Languages: a thorough knowledge of English is essential and a working knowledge of French would programme. Interested candidates should send, either by e-mail or surface mail, their applications

  2. Volunteer Application Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of

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    Volunteer Application Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum): _________________________ Why do you want to volunteer at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art? Areas of Interest (Please check desk in the museum's lobby processing admission fees and memberships and providing helpful information

  3. RoMEO Green at the University of Kansas: An experiment to encourage interest and participation among faculty and jumpstart populating the KU ScholarWorks Repository

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    Mercer, Holly; Emmett, Ada

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Universities around the world are beginning to develop digital repositories in order to offer new methods for the distribution and preservation of the intellectual output of their faculty. The University of Kansas (KU) is among these universities...

  4. Nicolas Gruber Environmental Physics

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    ! DRIVERS! foss = P · g · e · f = P · · · ! Population! Per capita gross domestic product (GDP/P)! Energy required per unit GDP (E/GDP)! Carbon intensity of energy (foss/E)! GDP! P! E! GDP! foss! E! #12 per year!! CH-Average: !ca 6 tons of CO2 per year! To reach the 2°C stabilization target, the global

  5. Arthropod population and community dynamics in turfgrass

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    Wang, Yong

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  6. Stellar populations of bulges at low redshift

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    Sanchez-Blazquez, Patricia

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. The Motor of Growth? Parental Investment and per capita GDP

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    Eff, E. Anthon; Rionero, Giuseppe

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We employ estimates from the CIA Factbook for the percent ofsource. Sources: (a) CIA: The World Factbook (https://

  8. Volunteering as Performance: The Dynamic between Self-Interest and Selflessness within the Volunteer Industry

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    Bernstein, Joshua D

    2013-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    participants at Relay For Life perform a narrative of selflessness. Expanding my discussion of volunteering to a global perspective, my last chapter addresses volunteer tourism. I argue that the self-interest of both volunteers and volunteer travel companies...

  9. The Forward-Bias Puzzle: A Solution Based on Covered Interest Parity

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    Pippenger, John E

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    My solution is based on covered interest parity (CIP).CIP implies: (1) Forward rates are not rational expectationsthe form of violations of the CIP condition. The size of CIP

  10. POLITICAL SCIENCEPOLITICAL SCIENCEPOLITICAL SCIENCE This major attracts students whose interests include philosophy, law, economics,

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    Krylov, Anna I.

    POLITICAL SCIENCEPOLITICAL SCIENCEPOLITICAL SCIENCE This major attracts students whose interests the chance to better understand the vital questions associated with politics and government. These questions policymaking, and public service. Opportunities for Students Political Science Undergraduate Association: PSUA

  11. Review of Interests and Activities in Thermoelectric Materials and Devices at the Army Research Laboratory

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Army interests in thermoelectrics include integrated TE-hand-held burners for battery-replacement, waste-heat recovery on vehicles, heat-powered mobile units, and for thermoelectric cooling of high-performance infrared systems for surveillance

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - american wind interest Sample Search Results

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

    of fossil fuels, and the revival of the wider interest in wind... fraction of wind turbines in operation is of the VAWT type. Hence, the ... Source: Ris National Laboratory...

  13. The business of broadband and the public interest : media policy for the network society

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    Schultze, Stephen James

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Media policy in the United States has, since its inception, been governed by the principle that infrastructure providers should serve "the public interest." The Federal Communications Commission has traditionally been ...

  14. Great Lakes Issues of Interest by Dr. Stephen B. Brandt and Margaret B. Lansing

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    26 T Great Lakes Issues of Interest by Dr. Stephen B. Brandt and Margaret B. Lansing he National. This figure was provided by Stuart Ludsin (NOAA-GLERL) and Tom Johengen (CILER, U of Michigan). (including

  15. AI in Computer Games: Generating Interesting Interactive Opponents by the use of Evolutionary Computation

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    Yannakakis, Georgios N.

    Which features of a computer game contribute to the players enjoyment of it? How can we automatically generate interesting and satisfying playing experiences for a given game? These are the two key questions addressed ...

  16. US statutes of general interest to safeguards and security officers. Revision 12/95

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    Cadwell, J.J.; Ruger, C.J.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is one of a three volume set. This document, BNL 52202, it titled, ``US Statutes of General Interest to Safeguards and Security Officers``, and is intended for use by officers.

  17. Mechanism design for distributed task and resource allocation among self-interested agents in virtual organizations

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    He, Linli

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    to run this organization efficiently. This dissertation studies the problems of distributed task and resource allocation among self-interested agents in virtual organizations. The developed solutions are not allocation mechanisms that can be imposed by a...

  18. What Kind of Green Jobs Most Interest You? | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    broad term, and there are opportunities for people with all types of skills. What kind of green jobs most interest you? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on...

  19. Monetary Policy and Household Mobility: The Effects of Mortgage Interest Rats.

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    Quigley, John M.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    W01-001, January Quigley, John M. and Daniel Weinberg, Mac. Citation: Quigley, John M. , (2001) "Monetary Policy1989: 282-294. Quigley, John M. , Interest Rate Variation,

  20. Forecasting the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index futures price: interest rates, dividend yields, and cointegration

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    Fritsch, Roger Erwin

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    forward price series is constructed using interest rate and dividend yield data. Out-of-sample forecasts from error correction models are compared to those from vector autoregressions (VAR) fit to levels and VARs fit to first differences. This comparison...

  1. Minority Group Interests and Political Representation: Gay Elected Officials in the Policy Process

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    Haider-Markel, Donald P.; Joslyn, Mark R.; Kniss, Chad J.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Of key importance to groups in a democracy is the political representation of their interests in the policy process. The most obvious strategy of groups to achieve representation is to elect officials that identify with ...

  2. Farmers and ranchers in Calhoun County, TX: their land ethic and their interest in nature tourism

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    Williams, Kimberly Lyn

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN CALHOUN COUNTY, TX: THEIR LAND ETHIC AND THEIR INTEREST IN NATURE TOURISM A Thesis by KIMBERLY LYN WILLIAMS 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 December 2000 Major Subject: Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN CALHOUN COUNTY, TX: THEIR LAND ETHIC AND INTEREST IN NATURE TOURISM A Thesis by KIMBERLY LYN WILLIAMS Submitted to Texas ASM...

  3. Guiding the Eye: A Non-photorealistic Solution for Controlling Viewer Interest

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    Piedra, Pedro A.

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    GUIDING THE EYE: A NON-PHOTOREALISTIC SOLUTION FOR CONTROLLING VIEWER INTEREST A Thesis by PEDRO A. PIEDRA JR. 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 December 2010 Major Subject: Visualization Sciences Guiding the Eye: A Non-photorealistic Solution for Controlling Viewer Interest Copyright 2010 Pedro A. Piedra Jr...

  4. Social comparison preferences as a function of judgmental nature and vested interest

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    Gorenflo, Daniel William

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SOCIAL COMPARISON PREFERENCES AS A FUNCTION OF JUDGMENTAL NATURE AND VESTED INTEREST A Thesis DANIEL WILLIAM GORENFLO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the 'degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1985 Ma(or Sub)set: Psychology SOCIAL COMPARISON. PREFERENCES AS A FUNCTION OF JUDGMENTAL NATURE AND VESTED INTEREST A Thesis DANIEL WILLIAM GORENFLO Approved as to style and content by: William D. Grano (Chairman...

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

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    Columbia University

    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

  6. Regulating School Reforms: An Analysis of the Impact of Religious Interests on State Education Policies

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    Vieux, Andrea Rieke

    2010-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This project analyzes the role of religious populations on the restrictiveness of state education policies, and looks into the impact of evangelical Protestants, Catholics, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of ...

  7. Economic Forces Driving Agriculture and the Seed Industry

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    California at Davis, University of

    , 1980-2012 with projections until 2030 #12;World map weighted by GDP in 1960 #12;Real Gross Domestic;Population and real per capita GDP in `000 2005 dollars, 2012 and 2030 projections (US per capita income in 2050 Total population (est.) = 9.07 billion 11 #12;U.S. and world real per capita GDP in 2005 dollars

  8. Special Report on "Allegations of Conflict of Interest Regarding Licensing of PROTECT by Argonne National Laboratory"

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    None

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In February 2009, the Office of Inspector General received a letter from Congressman Mark Steven Kirk of Illinois, which included constituent allegations that an exclusive technology licensing agreement by Argonne National Laboratory was tainted by inadequate competition, conflicts of interest, and other improprieties. The technology in question was for the Program for Response Options and Technology Enhancements for Chemical/Biological Terrorism, commonly referred to as PROTECT. Because of the importance of the Department of Energy's technology transfer program, especially as implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act matures, we reviewed selected aspects of the licensing process for PROTECT to determine whether the allegations had merit. In summary, under the facts developed during our review, it was understandable that interested parties concluded that there was a conflict of interest in this matter and that Argonne may have provided the successful licensee with an unfair advantage. In part, this was consistent with aspects of the complaint from Congressman Kirk's constituent.

  9. Supernova rates and stellar populations

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    F. Mannucci

    2007-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. TRANSIT TIMING OBSERVATIONS FROM KEPLER. VI. POTENTIALLY INTERESTING CANDIDATE SYSTEMS FROM FOURIER-BASED STATISTICAL TESTS

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    Steffen, Jason H. [Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics, P.O. Box 500, MS 127, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Ford, Eric B. [Astronomy Department, University of Florida, 211 Bryant Space Sciences Center, Gainesville, FL 32111 (United States); Rowe, Jason F.; Borucki, William J.; Bryson, Steve; Caldwell, Douglas A.; Jenkins, Jon M.; Koch, David G.; Sanderfer, Dwight T.; Seader, Shawn; Twicken, Joseph D. [NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (United States); Fabrycky, Daniel C. [UCO/Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Holman, Matthew J. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Welsh, William F. [Astronomy Department, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1221 (United States); Batalha, Natalie M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192 (United States); Ciardi, David R. [NASA Exoplanet Science Institute/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Kjeldsen, Hans [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Prsa, Andrej, E-mail: jsteffen@fnal.gov [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Villanova University, 800 East Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085 (United States)

    2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the deviations of transit times from a linear ephemeris for the Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) through quarter six of science data. We conduct two statistical tests for all KOIs and a related statistical test for all pairs of KOIs in multi-transiting systems. These tests identify several systems which show potentially interesting transit timing variations (TTVs). Strong TTV systems have been valuable for the confirmation of planets and their mass measurements. Many of the systems identified in this study should prove fruitful for detailed TTV studies.

  11. Public goods and private interests: Understanding non-residential demand for green power

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    Wiser, Ryan H.; Fowlie, Meredith; Holt, Edward A.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article presents the results of the first large-scale mail survey of non-residential green power customers in the United States. The survey explored the motivations, attitudes, and experiences of 464 business, non-profit, and public-sector customers that have voluntarily opted to purchase - and frequently pay a premium for - renewable electricity. Results of this study should be of value to marketers interested in targeting these customer segments, to policy makers interested in fostering and understanding non-residential demand for green power, and to academics pondering the motivations for firms to engage in such voluntary environmental initiatives.

  12. The quantum interest conjecture in (3+1)-dimensional Minkowski space

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    Gabriel Abreu; Matt Visser

    2010-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum inequalities, and the closely related quantum interest conjecture, impose restrictions on the distribution of the energy density measured by any time-like observer, potentially preventing the existence of exotic phenomena such as Alcubierre warp-drives or traversable wormholes. It has already been proved that both assertions can be reduced to statements concerning the existence or non-existence of bound states of a certain 1-dimensional quantum mechanical Hamiltonian. Using this approach, we will informally review a simple variational proof of one version of the Quantum Interest conjecture in (3+1)-dimensional Minkowski space.

  13. X-ray populations in galaxies

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    G. Fabbiano

    2005-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Stellar populations in bulges of spiral galaxies

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    P. Jablonka

    1997-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Empirical Prediction Intervals for County Population Forecasts

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

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the determination and prediction of population forecastperformance of empirical prediction intervals? Table 5 shows26, 163184. Empirical Prediction Intervals for County

  16. The 2011 public interest program began with 100 incoming students arriving three days early for a voluntary public interest orientation. Students all had an opportunity to go to Superior Court, first to hear

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    Vertes, Akos

    interest and public service jobs and working to make it financially possible to take those positions FOR PUBLIC INTEREST & PUBLIC SERVICE August 9, 2012 1 #12;Most of the information dissemination work is doneThe 2011 public interest program began with 100 incoming students arriving three days early

  17. Control of populations of two-level systems by a single resonant laser pulse

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    Nikolay V. Golubev; Alexander I. Kuleff

    2014-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a simple approach allowing to obtain analytical expressions for laser pulses that can drive a two-level system in an arbitrarily chosen way. The proposed scheme relates every desired population-evolution path to a single resonant laser pulse. It allows to drive the system from any initial superposition of the two states to a final state having the desired distribution of the populations. We exemplify the scheme with a concrete example, where the system is driven from a non-stationary superposition of states to one of its eigenstates. We argue that the proposed approach may have interesting applications for designing pulses that can control ultrafast charge-migration processes in molecules. Although focused on laser driven population control, the results obtained are general and could be applied for designing other types of control fields.

  18. Geology students in Greece for a regional spring course. Are you interested in natural

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    Marsh, David

    Geology students in Greece for a regional spring course. Are you interested in natural resources reasoning are equally important to the solution? FALL 2013 W&L GEOLOGY Course offerings for FIRST:35p FS: GEN GEOL-FIELD EMPHASIS 4 GREER L Fulfill your Lab Science FDR SL and see what Geology has

  19. Social Policy appeals to students who are interested in current political and social issues

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    Schnaufer, Achim

    with Politics, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Work, and Science, Technology and Innovation StudiesSocial Policy appeals to students who are interested in current political and social issues.g. sociological, political, economic, historical and legal perspectives. Why study Social Policy at Edinburgh

  20. Pro Sports Interest in Canada #2 Football Now More Popular Than Baseball in Canada

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    Pro Sports Interest in Canada #2 __________________________________________________________________________________ Football Now More Popular Than Baseball in Canada Second only to hockey Way back in February of 1942 ­ just in Canada. Some 33% of people across the country report that they are close followers of football ­ CFL

  1. Interest Rate Swap Policy Approved by the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees,

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    forth a policy governing the use by the School of interest rate swap transactions for the purpose or planned debt. By using swaps in a prudent manner, the School can take advantage of market opportunities instruments, and the School shall not enter into swap transactions for speculative purposes. This policy shall

  2. Spatial Data Interest Community Description http://inspire.jrc.it/sdic_call/index.html

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    Neteler, Geogr. Markus - Fondazione Edmund Mach

    Spatial Data Interest Community Description http://inspire.jrc.it/sdic_call/index.html Deadline: 29 April 2005 SDIC Title: Free and Open Source Software for Spatial Data Infrastructure Acronym: FOSSDI and encoding systems considering data requirements of the WFD = Water Framework Directive)] Spatial data

  3. Is it interesting? Comparing human and machine judgements on the PETS dataset

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    Hogg, David

    , someone will do something different or interesting ­ something that does not fit our general understanding at identifying such events. Many systems are actually designed to do something else, and atypicality detection the problematic cases by hand - looking at the out- liers - and saying "Yes, that's unusual" [9, 4]. One model

  4. Energy Policy 35 (2007) 29602968 Engineering, institutions, and the public interest: Evaluating product

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    solar market. r 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Solar energy; Market regulation resolving chronic quality problems that have plagued the Kenya solar market for more than a decadeEnergy Policy 35 (2007) 2960­2968 Engineering, institutions, and the public interest: Evaluating

  5. Department of Energy Announces Plans for Additional Comment Period on National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department has decided that, prior to issuing a report that designates any national interest electric transmission corridor, the Department will first issue any designation that it is considering in draft form, so as to allow additional opportunities for review and comment by affected States, regional entities, and the general public.

  6. Packaging and Transfer or Transportation of Materials of National Security Interest

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

    2004-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for offsite shipments of naval nuclear fuel elements, Category I and Category II special nuclear material, nuclear explosives, nuclear components, special assemblies, and other materials of national security interest. Cancels DOE O 461.1. Canceled by DOE O 461.1B and DOE O 461.2.

  7. Packaging and Transfer or Transportation of Materials of National Security Interest

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

    2000-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for the Transportation Safeguards System (TSS) packaging and transportation and onsite transfer of nuclear explosives, nuclear components, Naval nuclear fuel elements, Category I and Category II special nuclear materials, special assemblies, and other materials of national security interest. Cancels: DOE 5610.12 and DOE 5610.14.

  8. Environmental Health Minor Students interested in the Environmental Health Minor offered by the Department of

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    Environmental Health Minor Students interested in the Environmental Health Minor offered.252 Physiological Chemistry II + lab (Gened SCL) 4 credits 31.313 Principles of Environmental Health 3 credits or 2 of the following courses (3 credits each): 31.316 Environmental Health in Practice 31.371 Food

  9. 31-3617ja.1 Interested in a Career as a

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    Wright, Francis

    31-3617ja.1 Interested in a Career as a Statistician within the Pharmaceutical Industry? Then Come Fairbanks, a statistician working in the pharmaceutical industry, is visiting the university to talk about careers in the pharmaceutical industry. The aim of the presentation is to raise awareness of the role

  10. Building Student Understanding and Interest in Science through Embodied Experiences with LEGO Robotics

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    Robotics Carol M. Lu; Seokmin Kang; Shih-Chieh Huang; John B. Black Teachers College, Columbia University embodied experiences with LEGO robotics can build elementary school students' understanding of and interest incorporating embodied experiences and LEGO robotics so that when students physically move their own bodies

  11. An update on environmental, health and safety issues of interest to the photovoltaic industry

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    Moskowitz, P.D.; Viren, J.; Fthenakis, V.M.

    1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is growing interest in the environmental, health, and safety issues related to new photovoltaic technologies as they approach commercialization. Such issues include potential toxicity of II--VI compounds; the impacts of new environmental regulations on module manufacturers; and, the need for recycling of spent modules and manufacturing wastes. This paper will review these topics. 20 refs.

  12. Dear UCSF Donor: Thank you for your interest in making a gift to UCSF Foundation.

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    Yamamoto, Keith

    Dear UCSF Donor: Thank you for your interest in making a gift to UCSF Foundation. Please make the wire." Please fax a copy of your letter of instruction to the UCSF Foundation at (415) 476 you for your gift to the UCSF Foundation. UCSF Foundation Covina Tonel Customer Service Manager Gift

  13. Remarks on Nondeterminism ffl Interesting Nondeterministic TM. A composite number is the

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    Bringsjord, Selmer

    Remarks on Nondeterminism ffl Interesting Nondeterministic TM. A composite number is the product of two natural numbers which are greater than one. That is, a composite number is a non­prime other than 1 or 0. Let C denote the set of composite numbers, and set L = f\\Lambda n : n 2 Cg. If restricted

  14. SOP: Institutional Conflicts of Interests NUMBER DATE AUTHOR APPROVED BY PAGE

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    Schladow, S. Geoffrey

    care vendor relations and health care fraud, waste and abuse. 4 RESPONSIBILITIES 4.1 IRB Committee, Sponsored Programs: Section 07, "Public Health Service Regulations on Objectivity in Research" to all interests pursuant to California Political Reform Act state law of 1974, Gov. Code, Section 81000 et seq. 3

  15. Report to Congress: Expressions of interest in commercial clean coal technology projects in foreign countries

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    NONE

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report was prepared in response to the guidance provided by the Congress in the course of the Fiscal Year 1995 appropriations process for the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). As described in detail below, DOE was directed to make the international dissemination of Clean Coal Technologies (CCTs) an integral part of its policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries. Congress directed DOE to solicit ``Statements of Interest`` in commercial projects employing CCTs in countries projected to have significant growth in greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, DOE was asked to submit to the Congress a report that analyzes the information contained in the Statements of Interest, and that identifies the extent to which various types of Federal incentives would accelerate the commercial availability of these technologies in an international context. In response to DOE`s solicitation of 18 November 1994, 77 Statements of Interest were received from 33 companies, as well as five additional materials. The contents of these submittals, including the requested Federal incentives, the CCTs proposed, the possible host countries, and the environmental aspects of the Statements of Interest, are described and analyzed in the chapters that follow.

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

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

  17. Part IV: Other International Arrangements of Interest Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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    Part IV: Other International Arrangements of Interest 176 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI) FAO The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded in October 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve

  18. Minor EE-Mi-108-11 Interested in the complexity

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    will be connected to the low voltage and medium voltage networks, and transmission grid (bulk generation) which, distribution and utilization of electric energy, and integration of the resources in the networkT03 Present Interest in Sustainable Engineering (3 EC) - AE4T40 Kites, Smart Kites, Control

  19. Ris Energy Report 3 Interest in the hydrogen economy has grown rapidly in

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    1 Risø Energy Report 3 Interest in the hydrogen economy has grown rapidly in recent years. Those explains the current R&D situation, addresses the challenges facing the large-scale use of hydrogen countries with long traditions of activity in hydrogen research and development have now been joined

  20. 10 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY MATERIALS AT SWANSEA 1 INTERESTING AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY SUBJECT

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Materials is a key member of the IMPRESS project, researching novel intermetallic materials. Swansea10 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY MATERIALS AT SWANSEA 1 INTERESTING AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY SUBJECT The subject of Materials Science and Engineering is at the forefront of many new technologies, despite

  1. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM/FINAL PROJECT REPORT

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    Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program INTERIM/FINAL PROJECT REPORT Maximum Power Point Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems With Energy Storage and Dispatchability is the final report for the SMUD Tracker Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems with Energy Storage and Dispatchability DECEMBER 2011 CEC

  2. THE ADOPTION OF STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATION: THE ROLE OF INTEREST GROUPS

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    Rothman, Daniel

    THE ADOPTION OF STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATION: THE ROLE OF INTEREST GROUPS? Christopher R. Knittelw This paper examines the adoption of state electricity regulation around the beginning of the 20th century. I residential electricity penetration rates. These results suggest that state regulation responded to regulatory

  3. Energy Policy 29 (2001) 10851097 Public goods and private interests: understanding non-residential

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    Fowlie, Meredith

    Energy Policy 29 (2001) 1085­1097 Public goods and private interests: understanding nonFand frequently pay a premium forFrenewable electricity. Particular attention in this article is paid to the motivations of these organizations in purchasing renewable electricity, and our findings are compared

  4. The General Education Program Request for Expression of Interest: Scholarship in Practice

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    Milchberg, Howard

    1 The General Education Program Request for Expression of Interest: Scholarship in Practice Donna B. Hamilton, Dean for Undergraduate Studies August 23, 2010 The General Education Program passed by the Senate as for non-majors. Bearing in mind that implementation of the new General Education program is set for new

  5. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in architecture may select any of Vanderbilt's

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    Simaan, Nabil

    graduate programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Planning, HistoricStudents interested in pursuing graduate studies in architecture may select any of Vanderbilt with the pre-architecture adviser. This adviser ensures that students take the recommended pre- architecture

  6. Sir --We read with interest your editorial "Ending the pain in Spain" (Nature 428, 1;

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    Sir -- We read with interest your editorial "Ending the pain in Spain" (Nature 428, 1; 2004 expertise and will to come and work in Spain. Mark van Raaij* Departamento de Bioqumica, Facultad de postdoc working outside Spain for almost five years, I welcome your Editorial "Ending the pain in Spain

  7. Exploiting user interest similarity and social links for micro-blog forwarding in mobile opportunistic networks

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    Stavrakakis, Ioannis

    to the mobility patterns of the nodes. Keywords: micro-blogging, social networks, pervasive, mobile, contentExploiting user interest similarity and social links for micro-blog forwarding in mobile opportunistic networks S.M. Allena , M.J. Chorleya , G.B. Colomboa , E. Jahob , M. Karaliopoulosb , I

  8. Business Administration If you're interested in many aspects of the business world, then the

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    Miles, Will

    Business Administration If you're interested in many aspects of the business world, then the business administration major may be right for you. Business administration students participate in an interdepartmental program that covers the full spectrum of business. Within the major, you may further specialize

  9. Interest of correlation-based automatic target recognition in underwater optical images: theoretical justification and first

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    Boyer, Edmond

    In underwater mine warfare, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVS) are used as a complement to divers, to detect Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). In a typical mine hunting scenario, the mothership uses its sonars to studyInterest of correlation-based automatic target recognition in underwater optical images

  10. A-posteriori estimation and adaptive control of the error in the solution quantity of interest

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    Datta, Dibyendu Kumar, Dd 1973-

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -posteriori estimation and adaptive control of the error in the quantity of interest. The major tool for the estimation of the error in the desired quantity is the splitting of the error into two components: the near-field or local error, and the far-field or pollution...

  11. Silvia Solano's interest in carbon sequestration was first sparked on a six-month internship

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    Silvia Solano's interest in carbon sequestration was first sparked on a six-month internship experiments combining EOR with carbon sequestration. "I thought this was a win-win solution," she said. "You of a research team conduct- ing a large-scale test of carbon sequestration. "I knew I wanted to learn more about

  12. FAR AND MIDINFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF COMPLEX ORGANIC MATTER OF ASTROCHEMICAL INTEREST: COAL, HEAVY PETROLEUM FRACTIONS, AND

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    , HEAVY PETROLEUM FRACTIONS, AND ASPHALTENES Franco Cataldo1,2 , D. A. GarcíaHernández3,4 , Arturo), heavy aromatic fraction (BQ1) and asphaltenes derived from BQ1 were used together with anthracite coal asphaltenes fraction. Particularly interesting is the ability of BQ1 to match the band pattern

  13. Ris Energy Report 3 Interest in the hydrogen economy and in fuel cells has

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    2 Risø Energy Report 3 Interest in the hydrogen economy and in fuel cells has increased used for natural gas. Existing fuel cells can convert hydrogen efficiently into electric power. Emerging fuel cell technologies can do the same for other hydrogen-rich fuels, while generating little

  14. Discovering Interesting Relationships among Deep Web Databases: A Source-Biased Approach

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    Caverlee, James

    Discovering Interesting Relationships among Deep Web Databases: A Source-Biased Approach James # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2006 Abstract The escalation of deep web databases has been- ships among available deep web databases. Unlike the Bsurface^ web of static pages, these deep web

  15. Engineers for a Sustainable World, Are you interested in working on projects aimed at improving sustainability on our

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    Gille, Sarah T.

    Engineers for a Sustainable World, UCSD Are you interested in working on projects aimed at improving sustainability on our campus, around San Diego, even around the world? Are you interested

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

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    Khanshour, Anas M

    2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  17. 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

  18. Calculating Evolutionary Dynamics in Structured Populations

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    Nowak, Martin A.

    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

  19. Reversing Wolbachia-based population replacement

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    Dobson, Stephen L.

    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

  20. Disclosure and Management of Financial Conflicts of Interest in PHS Funded Research Policy Statement and Purpose 2

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    Weston, Ken

    to the application will be biased by any significant financial interest of any Investigator working on the researchDisclosure and Management of Financial Conflicts of Interest in PHS Funded Research Policy Page 1/Subcontractor 5 Disclosure Review Process 5 Management and Reporting of Financial Conflicts of Interest 7 Non

  1. Daniela Gordon will continue her passion for public interest through work with the Disability Law Project in the Employment

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    Miami, University of

    1 1 #12;2 2 Daniela Gordon will continue her passion for public interest through work." Introduction to the HOPE Fellows Program HOPE Fellows work with domestic and international public interest to support the public interest work of an increased number of Fellows. Ranging from Miami to Sierra Leone

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

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    Goldschmidt, Christina

    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

  3. 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

  4. Energy Systems and Population Health

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    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

    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.

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

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    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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. The use of intelligence information to identify the foreign interests of entities involved with DOE programs

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    Not Available

    1993-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    This report investigates whether DOE activities could benefit from greater and more consistent access to intelligence information on selected entities with foreign interests. It does not cover dual-use and munition commodities. The investigation determined what information was available from the national intelligence community and law enforcement agencies that would have prevented DOE contracts with selected entities if the information had been available and regulations regarding contracts with selected entities had been enforced.

  7. Hedging interest rate risk with strip and rollover, and duration hedging strategies

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    Thompson, William J.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    quarters' (8 - 20) futures contracts requirements. In each subsequent quarter, the entire hedge will be rolled over less the number of contracts which were necessary for the previous periods hedge. A summary of TBFC transactions is presented in Table 1... interest rate risk without placing any additional financial stress on their borrowers. Three hedging strategies are developed for use with T-Bill futures contracts and are evaluated on their effectiveness in reducing the variance between the expected...

  8. Gaussian Beams We are interested in describing light waves of ...nite spatial extent, dierent

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    Chapter 1 Gaussian Beams We are interested in describing light waves of ...nite spatial extent, di¤erent from plane waves. Gaussian beams are typically generated by laser sources. 1.1 Slowly varying envelope2 = !2 " (1.4) and since k2 o = !2 o"o (1.5) 1 #12;2 CHAPTER 1. GAUSSIAN BEAMS it follows that n = k

  9. Gaussian Beams We are interested in describing light waves of ...nite spatial extent, dierent

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    Chapter 19 Gaussian Beams We are interested in describing light waves of ...nite spatial extent, di¤erent from plane waves. Gaussian beams are typically generated by laser sources. 19.1 Slowly varying envelope get k2 = !2 " (19.4) and since k2 o = !2 o"o (19.5) 1 #12;2 CHAPTER 19. GAUSSIAN BEAMS it follows

  10. Packaging and Transportation for Offsite Shipment of Materials of National Security Interest

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

    2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this Order is to make clear that the packaging and transportation of all offsite shipments of materials of national security interest for DOE must be conducted in accordance with DOT and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations that would be applicable to comparable commercial shipments, except where an alternative course of action is identified in this Order. Cancels DOE O 461.1A.

  11. Hanford Site Regional Population - 2010 Census

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    Hamilton, Erin L.; Snyder, Sandra F.

    2011-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Managing Natural and Reintroduced Rare Plant Populations within a Large Government Reservation

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    Carlsen, T M; Paterson, L E; Alfaro, T M

    2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    California is home to many large government reservations that have been in existence for decades. Many of these reservations were formed to support various Department of Defense and Department of Energy national defense activities. Often, only a very small percentage of the reservation is actively used for programmatic activities, resulting in large areas of intact habitat. In some cases, this has benefited rare plant populations, as surrounding lands have been developed for residential or industrial use. However, land management activities such as the suppression or active use of fire and other disturbance (such as fire trail grading) can also work to either the detriment or benefit of rare plant populations at these sites. A management regime that is beneficial to the rare plant populations of interest and is at best consistent with existing site programmatic activities, and at a minimum does not impact such activities, has the best potential for a positive outcome. As a result, some species may be 'difficult' while others may be 'easy' to manage in this context, depending on how closely the species biological requirements match the programmatic activities on the reservation. To illustrate, we compare and contrast two rare annual plant species found at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Site 300. Although several populations of Amsinckia grandiflora have been restored on the site, and all populations are intensively managed, this species continues to decline. In contrast, Blepharizonia plumosa appears to take advantage of the annual controlled burns conducted on the site, and is thriving.

  13. Independent optical excitation of distinct neural populations

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    Klapoetke, Nathan Cao

    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 ...

  14. Method for spatially distributing a population

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    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

    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.

  15. Stellar Populations in Bulges of Spiral Galaxies

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    P. Jablonka; J. Gorgas; P. Goudfrooij

    2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Statistical inference in population genetics using microsatellites

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    Csillry, Katalin

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. Population dynamic interference among childhood diseases

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    Rohani, Pejman

    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

  18. X-ray source populations in galaxies

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    G. Fabbiano

    2005-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Upgraded coal interest group. Quarterly report, July 1, 1995--September 30, 1995

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    Weber, W. [Electric Power Research Inst., Chattanooga, TN (United States); Lebowitz, H.E. [Fossil Fuel Sciences, Palo Alto, CA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objectives of the Upgraded Coal Interest Group (UCIG) are as follows: Review and update the status of various coal upgrading technologies and developments and critically assess the results. Perform engineering screening analyses on various coal upgrading approaches. Perform commercialization analyses that will promote the availability and use of upgraded coal products by quantifying the benefits of using them. Identify market opportunities for introduction of upgraded coals. Perform critical analyses on a variety of coals and technologies in areas important to users but not readily available. Perform critical experiments which will show the differences between technologies.

  20. Technical analysis of US Army Weapons Systems and related advanced technologies of military interest. Final report

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    NONE

    1991-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of an US Army technology security project designed to identify and develop effective policy guidelines for militarily critical technologies in specific Army systems and in broad generic technology areas of military interest, Individual systems analyses are documented in separate Weapons Systems Technical Assessments (WSTAs) and the general generic technology areas are evaluated in the Advanced Technology Assessment Reports (ATARs), However, specific details of these assessments are not addressed here, only recommendations regarding aspects of the defined approach, methodology, and format are provided and discussed.

  1. Alaska Oil and Gas Finding of Best Interest | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160 East 300 SouthWaterBrasil JumpAerowattOpen2008Districtof Best Interest Jump to:

  2. Development and evaluation of a thermodynamic dataset for phases of interest in CO2 mineral sequestration in basaltic rocks

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    Aradottir, E.S.P.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    evaluation of a thermodynamic dataset for phases of interestKeywords: Thermodynamic dataset CO2water basaltABSTRACT A thermodynamic dataset describing 36 mineral

  3. Review: Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System, by Michael E. Kraft and Sheldon Kamieniecki (eds.)

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    Meij, Jan-Martin

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests ineds). Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interestsalso holds in the environmental policy-making realm and many

  4. Sustainability research for credit:Sustainability research for credit: Students who are interested in sustainability have the opportuniStudents who are interested in sustainability have the opportunity to doty to do independentindependent

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    Sustainability research for credit:Sustainability research for credit: Students who are interested in sustainability have the opportuniStudents who are interested in sustainability have the opportunity to doty to do either by high school/middle school teachers or by college profeeither by high school/middle school

  5. The image cannot be displayed. Your computer may not have enough memory to open the image, or the image may have been corrupted.

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    parity) Energy demand and GDP per capita (1980-2002) As GDP increases, so does the demand's population is in the Fast- developing regions. Primaryenergypercapita(GJ) GDP per capita (purchasing power;Introduction Top Ten problems of Humanity for next 50 years 1. Energy 2. Water 3

  6. An analysis of numerical trends in African elephant populations.

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    Junker, Jessica

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? 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)

  7. active microbial populations: Topics by E-print Network

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

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

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

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    2008-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    Wang, Yunshi; Teter, Jacob; Sperling, Daniel

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2011. Chinas Soaring Vehicle Population: Even Greater Thanversion, Chinas Soaring Vehicle Population: Even Greater2012. Modeling Future Vehicle Sales and Stock in China,

  10. annual plant populations: Topics by E-print Network

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

    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...

  11. Population inversion in Landau-quantized graphene

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    Wendler, Florian

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Habitat size and extinction in population dynamics C. Escuderoa, J. Bucetaa,b, F. J. de la Rubiaa and Katja Lindenbergb

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    Lindenberg, Katja

    of fundamental interest, but it has very immediate consequences for the extinction of endangered species.2Habitat size and extinction in population dynamics C. Escuderoa, J. Bucetaa,b, F. J. de la Rubiaa conditions for life, while the conditions are so harsh outside that they lead to certain extinction

  13. Dear Prospective Graduate Student, Thank you for your interest in working with me. I apologize for the impersonal nature

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    Mooney, Kailen A.

    Dear Prospective Graduate Student, Thank you for your interest in working with me. I apologize for the impersonal nature of this form letter, but I get many requests from interested students and it saves both you regarding my research program, possibilities for prospective students, and some background on my work, UC

  14. 26 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Hancock Timber Resource Group-Summer Internship Program Each summer 10-12 weeks during the summer working as an intern with our economics research department. The focus and of interest to HTRG. By the end of the summer, the student is expected to present the results of his

  15. Second Order draft Fourth Assessment Report, Working Group III Do Not Cite or Quote 1 Summary for Policy Makers

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    decreases in energy use per unit of GDP, while carbon intensity of energy did not change much (Figure SPM.2) (Figure SPM.1). This has occurred because increases in population and10 GDP per capita have outweighed-2003 Decade GtCO2 CO2/Energy Energy/GDP(PPP) GDP(PPP)/POP POP Net change -1.5 -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 1973

  16. A Decade of Population Change in Texas.

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    Skrabanek, R. L.

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  17. New possible resonance for population II Cepheids

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

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. The Transformation Design Method and Metamaterials: Tools to Realize Invisibility and Other Interesting Effects

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    Schurig, David (Duke University) [Duke University

    2007-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    I will explain how the transformation design method can yield a material specification that possesses the same electromagnetic behavior as a fairly general set of imagined space-time topologies. This method has been used to design invisibility cloaks, but the method is quite general and can be used to design a wide variety of interesting devices that guide, concentrate or shape electromagnetic fields in ways that would be difficult to manage with other design methodologies. Applications range from stealth to energy conversion and distribution to wireless communications to biomedical imaging. The drawback of the method is the complexity of the material specifications that it produces, which are in general anisotropic and inhomogeneous. Only with recent advances in the field of metamaterials can these specifications be realized. I will discuss how metamaterials accomplish this and what their limitations are, e.g. bandwidth, loss, frequency range etc. I will discuss in detail the recent implementation of an invisibility cloak in the microwave spectrum.

  19. Predictions of the equation of state of cerium yield interesting insights into experimental results

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    Cherne, Frank J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jensen, Brian J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rigg, Paulo A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Elkin, Vyacheslav M [VNIITF

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There has been much interest in the past in understanding the dynamic properties of phase changing materials. In this paper we begin to explore the dynamic properties of the complex material of cerium. Cerium metal is a good candidate material to explore capabilities in determining a dynamic phase diagram on account of its low dynamic phase boundaries, namely, the {gamma}-{alpha}, and {alpha}-liquid phase boundaries. Here we present a combination of experimental results with calculated results to try to understand the dynamic behavior of the material. Using the front surface impact technique, we performed a series of experiments which displayed a rarefaction shock upon release. These experiments show that the reversion shock stresses occur at different magnitudes, allowing us to plot out the {gamma}-{alpha} phase boundary. Applying a multiphase equation of state a broader understanding of the experimental results will be discussed.

  20. The Population Status The American Alligator

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    Georgia, University of

    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

  1. Populations of Galaxies Building a Galaxy

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    Crenshaw, Michael

    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

  2. Galaxy populations from Deep ISO Surveys

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    Seb Oliver

    2001-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Publications on Population Peer-Reviewed Articles

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    - 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

  4. population model Harald Rybka, Jason Wong, Jorge Rivas

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    Yorke, James

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

  5. Region-of-interest reconstructions from truncated 3D x-ray projections

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    Robert Azencott; Bernhard G. Bodmann; Demetrio Labate; Anando Sen; Daniel Vera

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper introduces a method of region-of-interest (ROI) reconstruction from truncated 3D X-ray projections, consisting of a wavelet-based regularized iterative reconstruction procedure that, under appropriate conditions, converges within the ROI to an exact or highly accurate solution. ROI tomography is motivated by the goal to reduce the overall radiation exposure when primarily the reconstruction of a specified region rather than the entire object is required. Our approach assumes that only the 3D truncated X-ray projections, i.e., the projection data restricted to the image of the ROI, are known and does not assume any previous knowledge about the density function, except for standard assumptions about integrability and regularity needed to ensure that forward and backward transforms are well defined. We provide rigorous theoretical justification for the convergence of our regularized reconstruction algorithm in the continuous setting and prove the existence of a critical radius of a spherical ROI that ensures the convergence of the algorithm. Theoretical results are validated numerically using simulated acquisition and truncation of projection data for various acquisition geometries and ROI sizes and locations. We provide a numerical analysis of the ROI reconstruction stability as a function of the ROI size, showing that our algorithm converges also for ROI sizes which are rather small with respect to the support of the density function.

  6. Upgraded coal interest group. First quarterly technical progress report, October 1, 1994--December 31, 1994

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    Weber, W. [Electric Power Research Inst., Chattanooga, TN (United States); Lebowitz, H.E. [Fossil Fuel Sciences, Palo Alto, CA (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The interest group got under way effective January 1, 1994, with nine utility members, EPRI, Bechtel, and the Illinois Clean Coal Institute. DOE participation was effective October 1, 1994. The first meeting was held on April 22, 1994 in Springfield, Illinois and the second meeting was held on August 10--11, 1994 at Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Technical reviews were prepared in several areas, including the following: status of low rank coal upgrading, advanced physical coal cleaning, organic sulfur removal from coal, handling of fine coal, combustion of coal water slurries. It was concluded that, for bituminous coals, processing of fines from coal cleaning plants or impoundments was going to be less costly than processing of coal, since the fines were intrinsically worth less and advanced upgrading technologies require fine coal. Penelec reported on benefits of NOX reductions when burning slurry fuels. Project work was authorized in the following areas: Availability of fines (CQ, Inc.), Engineering evaluations (Bechtel), and Evaluation of slurry formulation and combustion demonstrations (EER/MATS). The first project was completed.

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

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

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Emergence of interest groups on hazardous waste siting: how do they form and survive

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    Williams, R.G.; Payne, B.A.

    1985-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the two components of the facilitative setting that are important for group formation. The first component, the ideological component, provides the basic ideas that are adopted by the emerging group. The ideological setting for group formation is produced by such things as antinuclear news coverage and concentration of news stories on hazardous waste problems, on ideas concerning the credibility of the federal government, and on the pervasivensee of ideas about general environmental problems. The organizational component of the facilitative setting provides such things as leadership ability, flexible time, resources, and experience. These are important for providing people, organization, and money to achieve group goals. By and large, the conditions conducive to group formation, growth, and survival are outside the control of decision-makers. Agencies and project sponsors are currently caught in a paradox. Actively involving the public in the decision-making process tends to contribute to the growth and survival of various interest groups. Not involving the public means damage to credibility and conflict with values concerning participatory democracy. Resolution in this area can only be achieved when a comprehensive, coordinated national approach to hazardous waste management emerges. 26 refs.

  9. Mathieu Desbrun: Associate Professor of Computer Science Professor Desbrun's interests revolve around the study of discrete differential geometry,

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    ­1994), his Graduate Degree (equivalent of MSc) in Computer Graphics and Vision at the University of Grenoble and Control and Dynamical Systems Professor Owhadi's interests are in applied mathematics, particularly

  10. Multi-level governance revisited: comparing the strategies of interest representation of legislative regions in EU environmental policy- making.

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    Hgenauer, Anna-Lena

    2011-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the 1980s, regions have taken a strong interest in EU policy-making and increasingly demanded representation in the process. This has given rise to the concept of multi-level governance (MLG) in EU policy-making, ...

  11. Evolutionary optimization of rotational population transfer

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    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

    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.

  12. Population dynamics of the Concho water snake

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    Mueller, James Michael

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  13. The M31 population of supersoft sources

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    Peter Kahabka

    1999-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. WANDERING STARS: AN ORIGIN OF ESCAPED POPULATIONS

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    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

    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.

  15. Two-dimensional iterative region-of-interest (ROI) reconstruction from truncated projection data

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    Zhang, B.; Zeng, G. L. [Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 (United States)

    2007-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A small detector or limited gantry rotation angles may cause data truncation, in which case the entire object cannot be completely reconstructed. However, a small region of interest (ROI) may be recoverable in certain truncation situations. Two analytical methods have been proposed for exact ROI reconstruction. Here we evaluate the capability of ROI reconstruction using an maximum-likelihood expectation-maximization (ML-EM) method, which directly solves the inverse problem of the system equations. ROI reconstruction using the ML-EM method is compared with that using the two analytical methods. Comparisons are based on reconstructions of four specifically designed, computer-simulated truncation cases. In the simulation, each reconstructed ROI is coupled with its counterpart in the nontruncated case to evaluate the accuracy of the reconstructed ROI. We found that, (a) in two truncation situations the ROI can be reconstructed by both the analytical methods and the two-dimensional ML-EM method, but the ML-EM method may produce a larger ROI; (b) for a truncation case that neither analytical algorithm is applicable, the ML-EM method provides a quantitative ROI reconstruction; and (c) for the well-known 'interior' truncation problem, neither the analytical methods nor the ML-EM method can perform an exact ROI reconstruction, but the ML-EM method provides informative ROI images. We also propose an analysis using the truncated projection matrix and its Moore-Penrose inverse matrix which can help to determine the recoverable ROI using iterative methods for a given truncation situation.

  16. EIA-An Updated Annual Energy Outlook 2009 Reference Case - Preface...

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    using the exogenous variables, such as population, exchange rates, trading countries' GDP, marginal tax rates, full-employment unemployment rate, some categories of government...

  17. Public interest PUBLIC INTEREST AND PRO BONO

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    .law.duke.edu/publicinterest 2The new PIPB dean 4Running to raise PILF funds 5New summer funding 6 Burdman Fellowships 10Student Profile 11Alumni Profile Pro Bono Numbers (statistics for 2008-09 academic year) 374 students claims of innocence made by north Carolina prisoners. "every year i'm amazed by the energy of our

  18. The Dark Bursts population in a complete sample of bright Swift Long Gamma-Ray Bursts

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    A. Melandri; B. Sbarufatti; P. D'Avanzo; R. Salvaterra; S. Campana; S. Covino; S. D. Vergani; L. Nava; G. Ghisellini; G. Ghirlanda; D. Fugazza; V. Mangano; M. Capalbi; G. Tagliaferri

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the properties of the population of optically dark events present in a carefully selected complete sample of bright Swift long gamma-ray bursts. The high level of completeness in redshift of our sample (52 objects out of 58) allow us to establish the existence of a genuine dark population and we are able to estimate the maximum fraction of dark burst events (~30%) expected for the whole class of long gamma-ray burst. The redshift distribution of this population of dark bursts is similar to the one of the whole sample. Interestingly, the rest-frame X-ray luminosity (and the de-absorbed X-ray flux) of the sub-class of dark bursts is slightly higher than the average luminosity of the non-dark events. At the same time the prompt properties do not differ and the optical flux of dark events is at the lower tail of the optical flux distribution, corrected for Galactic absorption. All these properties suggest that dark bursts events generate in much denser environments with respect to normal bright events. We can therefore exclude the high-z and the low-density scenarios and conclude that the major cause of the origin of optically dark events is the dust extinction.

  19. CONSERVATION OF THE IRISH POPULATIONS OF THE POLLAN

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    McCarthy, T.K.

    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

  20. Evolutionary dynamics in set structured populations Corina E. Tarnitaa

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    Nowak, Martin A.

    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

  1. Ecosystem-specific selection pressures revealed through comparative population genomics

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    Coleman, Maureen L.

    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 ...

  2. Diversity waves in collapse-driven population dynamics

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    Maslov, Sergei

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. ORISE Resources: Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas Conchas recoveryLaboratory | NationalJohnSecurityControlsOMB PoliciesInternetPopulation

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

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    Schrer, D

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  6. Revisiting the Uniqueness of Simple Demographics in the US Population

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    Golle, Philippe

    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

  7. Proximate Population Factors and Deforestation in Tropical Agricultural Frontiers

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    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

  8. Genetic Variability and Population Differentiation in Captive Baird's Tapirs

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    Ashley, Mary V.

    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

  9. VOL I, ISSUE 1Quarterly Edition Population and Public Policy

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    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

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

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    Brown, James H.

    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

  11. 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

  12. Genotype-Imputation Accuracy across Worldwide Human Populations

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    Rosenberg, Noah

    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

  13. California's electricity system of the future scenario analysis in support of public-interest transmission system R&D planning

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    Eto, Joseph; Stovall, John P.

    2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The California Energy Commission directed the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions to analyze possible future scenarios for the California electricity system and assess transmission research and development (R&D) needs, with special emphasis on prioritizing public-interest R&D needs, using criteria developed by the Energy Commission. The scenarios analyzed in this report are not predictions, nor do they express policy preferences of the project participants or the Energy Commission. The public-interest R&D needs that are identified as a result of the analysis are one input that will be considered by the Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research staff in preparing a transmission R&D plan.

  14. The Formation of Population III Binaries

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    Kazuya Saigo; Tomoaki Matsumoto; Masayuki Umemura

    2004-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Collisional population transfer in yterbium ions

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    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

    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.

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

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

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

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

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    Kalnay, Eugenia

    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

  18. Engineering the initial state in broadband population inversion

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

    2015-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. 18 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    Announces Support for Innovative, Sustainable Wood Building Materials to Protect Environment and Create Jobs buildings for architects, engineers, and developers. The Secretary also announced plans to launch a new PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 2 overall strategy to promote the use of wood as a green building material. USDA

  20. 27 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    27 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Smell of forest pine can limit climate change- researchers Matt Mc of atmospheric aerosols on temperatures. Perfumed air These particles form clouds that block sunlight as well

  1. 5 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    as an alternative to fossil fuels, production of its raw material can have a major impact on land, air, and water5 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP Sustainable Poplar Plantation Provides Biomass Feedstock for the Emerging

  2. 11 July 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Rising EU wood pellet use drives surge in imports European Union imports officials said in a report. "Overall, EU wood pellet production is not expected to be able to keep up to the bloc top $1bn by 2020, the USDA staff said. The rise in exports is driving a surge in pellet production

  3. 16 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Global Timber and Wood Products Markets 2Q/2014 Global Timber Markets their businesses from Europe to Asia as demand increases in Japan and South Korea. · Wood pellet prices fell16 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR

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    increased the most. Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update - a news brief from Wood Resources statistics for sawlogs, wood pellets and wood chips. Contact Information Wood Resources International LLC PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 3 Copyright © 2014 Wood

  5. Harris Corners in the Real World: A Principled Selection Criterion for Interest Points Based on Ecological Statistics

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    Harris Corners in the Real World: A Principled Selection Criterion for Interest Points Based, is the Har- ris corner detector. The impetus for the selection criterion for Harris corners, proposed of structure, a selection threshold for Harris corners is proposed based on a definition of optimality

  6. An output coupler for Bose condensed atoms The observations of BEC have stimulated interest in atom lasers, coherent sources of

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    An output coupler for Bose condensed atoms The observations of BEC have stimulated interest in atom lasers, coherent sources of atomic matter waves. The build-up of atoms in the ground state of a magnetic. We demonstrated a scheme for doing this with Bose condensed atoms [1]. A variable fraction of atoms

  7. 26 September 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    markets that employ energy pellets in heating units. As NFR BioEnergy scales up its Louisiana production / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 9.8.14 NFR BioEnergy Announces $312 Million Energy Project In South PLAQUEMINE, La. -- Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chief Operating Officer Frank Randazzo of NFR BioEnergy

  8. Excitation and propagation of Electrostatic Ion Cyclotron waves in rf-sustained plasmas of interest to propulsion research

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    Choueiri, Edgar

    it is thus necessary to heat these ions considerably. Various types of electrodeless plasma heating provideExcitation and propagation of Electrostatic Ion Cyclotron waves in rf-sustained plasmas of interest to propulsion research Rostislav Spektor and Edgar Y. Choueiri Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics

  9. THE FOUNDATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE, INC. Code of Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Policy

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    Xie,Jiang (Linda)

    THE FOUNDATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE, INC. Code of Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Policy Code of Ethics It is the responsibility of both The Foundation of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Inc., ("the Foundation") and the individuals associated with it to ensure that its

  10. Summary of current research interests Over the years we have found many novel genes causing eye disease.

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    Saunders, Mark

    Summary of current research interests Over the years we have found many novel genes causing eye of autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive loci through pedigree analysis, positional cloning of novel eye pedigrees are essential and Moorfields Eye Hospital along with a number of ophthalmic departments nationally

  11. Abstract--A fish-like propulsion system seems to be an interesting and efficient alternative to propellers in small

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    1 Abstract--A fish-like propulsion system seems to be an interesting and efficient alternative. Finally there is a description of the control system implementation for the tail's motion. Index terms--Fish propulsion, underwater robot, fish design. I. INTRODUCTION LTHOUGH almost all marine vehicles use propellers

  12. Automated Vehicle Policy Work Automated vehicles are a subject of great interest, both in transportation and society in general.

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    Automated Vehicle Policy Work Automated vehicles are a subject of great interest, both researchers are currently exploring automation's effects on the transportation system, determining preparation in the estimations of how automation will affect both congestion and safety. Both of these issues are critical

  13. 31 January 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 How the EU's Green Energy Drive is Hitting US Forests Derb Carter is now under threat from a growing wood pellet manufacturing industry here, he says. "We've protected, and that's where the pellet mills will get their wood." A worldwide industry Wood pellet manufacturing

  14. 2 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    2 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Webinar Archive The Transatlantic Trade in Wood for Energy Slides. Organized by the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy

  15. 20 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 U.S. Forest Service Helps Fund Harvard Forest Green Energy Project at the dedication ceremony for the Harvard Forest Wood Energy Project, an exciting venture partially supported in a recent U.S. surge in the use of this form of green energy. Since 2005, the Forest Service's woody biomass

  16. Our lab focuses on materials durability in extreme environments for energy, power, and propulsion applications. Current research interests include

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    Acton, Scott

    applications. Current research interests include oxidation and corrosion of ceramics and ceramic matrix-the-art capabilities in isotopic mapping by Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry. Ceramic Matrix Composites for Combustion Applications SiC-based Ceramic Matrix Composites are currently under development for turbine

  17. 6 July 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    -generational and family-ran. No one under the age of 18 can legally operate power-driven equipment in sawmills. Low its future. Many young people are not interested in pursuing a career in the field. Long hours's hypocritical because people use wood every day," he said. "We need fresh, young people to carry the business

  18. 18 March 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 UK Bioenergy: Are Dedicated Biomass Plants a Bust? Despite the UK a radical downsizing in government ambition for the technology from a target of 4,000 MW in 2011 to a cap on the back of DECC ambitions." "In addition, the government's preference for the conversion of existing coal

  19. 26 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER -FOREST SECTOR / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP

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    / FORESTY PRODUCTS INTEREST GROUP 1 Rothschild Biomass Plant Only Getting 10 Percent of Fuel from Forest26 February 2014 SENT TO LSU AGCENTER/LOUISIANA FOREST PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER - FOREST SECTOR 10 percent of its fuel from logging waste, which originally was supposed to supply nearly all

  20. Abstract--Recently, there is an increasing interest in using distributed generators (DGs) not only to inject power into the

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    1 1 Abstract--Recently, there is an increasing interest in using distributed generators (DGs, it is well-known that the Distributed Generators (DGs) often consist of a prime mover connected through-frame control method for voltage unbalance compensation in an islanded microgrid is proposed. This method

  1. The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center www.RegulatoryStudies.gwu.edu 1 Public Interest Comment1

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    Schmitt, William R.

    maximum allowable energy usage standards as a function of either refrigerated volume or total display area Interest Comment1 on The Department of Energy's Proposed Rule Energy Conservation Program: Energy on the Department of Energy's proposed rule setting energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration

  2. RESEARCH PROPOSAL The Master of Social Work program seeks candidates with a demonstrated interest in acquiring a deeper

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    Barthelat, Francois

    MSW Thesis RESEARCH PROPOSAL GUIDELINES The Master of Social Work program seeks candidates with a demonstrated interest in acquiring a deeper understanding of how to design and implement a study in the areas Work education are highly valued at the graduate level of study. In 4 pages maximum (single

  3. Dear Applicant, Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the 2011-2012 Residential

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    Tufts University

    Dear Applicant, Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the 2011-2012 Residential application by 5pm, Monday, March 28, 2011 to the Office of Residential Life and Learning in South Hall. Once Affairs Office Residential Life and Learning RJB 2011-12RESOLVE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON YOUR CAMPUS

  4. Suggested Courses for ME Students Interested in Nuclear Engineering: *For information on the Nuclear Engineering Minor, see: Nuclear Engineering Program

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    Virginia Tech

    Suggested Courses for ME Students Interested in Nuclear Engineering: *For information on the Nuclear Engineering Minor, see: Nuclear Engineering Program Required Courses: ME 4015-4016 ­ Engineering Technical Electives: NSEG 3145-3146: Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering Application of fundamental

  5. Systems Modeling and Analysis Industrial Engineers are interested in optimizing the design and operation of complex systems

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    Dyer, Bill

    Systems Modeling and Analysis Industrial Engineers are interested in optimizing the design and operation of complex systems composed of people and machines using information, materials and energy to produce goods and services. Analyzing such systems with information-driven models is an essential step

  6. Relationship of inquiry-based learning elements on changes in middle school students' science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (stem) beliefs and interests

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    Degenhart, Heather Shannon

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    characteristic of this classroom. STEM interest change explained 55% of the variation in middle school students STEM belief change. Analyses indicated NSF Fellows and teachers affected the rate at which middle school students STEM beliefs and interests changed...

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

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    Daniel Schaerer

    2001-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

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

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    Gordon, Geoffrey J.

    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

  9. Old stellar populations in distant radio galaxies

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    James Dunlop

    1998-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Introduction to the HOPE Fellows Program HOPE Fellows work with domestic and international public interest organizations to provide much-needed

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    Miami, University of

    the public interest work of an increased number of students who will serve clients and communities in need) Johannesburg, South Africa Daryl Bloomberg has been involved in many different facets of public interest work and public interest cases. While working for SALC, Daryl will focus her efforts on the HIV/AIDS Program. "I

  11. Andreja Sarlah Research interests I have been involved in physical research for 4 years now. In that time I have been work-

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    Sarlah, Andreja

    . In that time I have been work- ing in the field of liquid crystals. My main research interest has been. This is what in my opinion makes the research work interesting and what gives the assuranceAndreja Sarlah Research interests I have been involved in physical research for 4 years now

  12. Summary of Significant Changes to UBC's Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Policy 97 (effective February 2, 2012) and to the RISe database.

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    Michelson, David G.

    There is no limit on how much you earn working outside UBC. No change. Threshold for declaring a financial interestSummary of Significant Changes to UBC's Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Policy 97 (effective February 2, 2012) and to the RISe database. July 2013 Changes to UBC's Conflict of Interest

  13. California Energy Commission Public Interest EnergyResearch/Energy System Integration -- Transmission-Planning Research&Development Scoping Project

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    Eto, Joseph H.; Lesieutre, Bernard; Widergren, Steven

    2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this Public Interest Energy Research (PIER)scoping project is to identify options for public-interest research and development (R&D) to improve transmission-planning tools, techniques, and methods. The information presented was gathered through a review of current California utility, California Independent System Operator (ISO), and related western states electricity transmission-planning activities and emerging needs. This report presents the project teams findings organized under six topic areas and identifies 17 distinct R&D activities to improve transmission-planning in California and the West. The findings in this report are intended for use, along with other materials, by PIER staff, to facilitate discussions with stakeholders that will ultimately lead to development of a portfolio of transmission-planning R&D activities for the PIER program.

  14. Current Trends and Future Challenges in the Freight Railroad Industry: Balancing Private Industry Interests and the Public Welfare

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    Allen, Sarah; Kelson, Kendra; Migl, Hayden; Schmidt, Rodney; Shoemaker, David; Thomson, Heather

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?dimensional?impact?on?the?public?welfare,?local,?state,?and?federal?government?entities?play?a? significant?role?in?ensuring?the?industry?operates?efficiently?and?safely.?In?October?2006,?the?Government? Accountability?Office?(GAO)?released?a?report?on...? ? Current?Trends?and?Future?Challenges?in? the?Freight?Railroad?Industry Balancing?Private?Industry?Interests?and?the?Public?Welfare? ? ? ? Sarah?Allen? Kendra?Kelson? Hayden?Migl? Rodney?Schmidt? David?Shoemaker? Heather?Thomson? ? ? A?Report...

  15. The Formation of Population III Binaries

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

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  16. Magnetic Fields in Population III Star Formation

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

    2012-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Factors that Determine Academic Versus Private Practice Career Interest in Radiation Oncology Residents in the United States: Results of a Nationwide Survey

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    Chang, Daniel T., E-mail: dtchang@stanford.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, California (United States); Shaffer, Jenny L. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, California (United States); Haffty, Bruce G. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey (United States); Wilson, Lynn D. [Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut (United States)

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To determine what factors US radiation oncology residents consider when choosing academic or nonacademic careers. Methods and Materials: A 20-question online survey was developed and sent to all US radiation oncology residents to assess factors that influence their career interest. Residents were asked to rate their interest in academics (A) versus private practice (PP) on a 0 (strong interest in A) to 100 (strong interest in PP) scale. Responses were classified as A (0-30), undecided (40-60), and PP (70-100). Residents were also asked to rank 10 factors that most strongly influenced their career interest. Results: Three hundred thirty-one responses were collected, of which 264 were complete and form the basis for this analysis. Factors that correlated with interest in A included having a PhD (P=.018), postgraduate year level (P=.0006), research elective time (P=.0003), obtaining grant funding during residency (P=.012), and number of publications before residency (P=.0001), but not number of abstracts accepted in the past year (P=.65) or publications during residency (P=.67). The 3 most influential factors for residents interested in A were: (1) baseline interest before residency; (2) academic role models; and (3) research opportunities during residency. The 3 most influential factors for residents interested in PP were: (1) baseline interest before residency; (2) academic role models; and (3) academic pressure and obligations. Conclusions: Interest in A correlated with postgraduate year level, degree, and research time during residency. Publications before but not during residency correlated with academic interest, and baseline interest was the most influential factor. These data can be used by residency program directors to better understand what influences residents' career interest.

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

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    Denham, Graham

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

  19. 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...

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

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    1910-00-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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).

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

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    Carr, Aline B.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??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)

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

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

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    Carlos Fernandes

    2005-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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

  6. 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....

  7. 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'...

  8. 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......

  9. September 15, 2000 Applications of Population Approaches in Toxicology

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

  10. The Population of Texas: A Decade of Change.

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    Skrabanek, R. L.; Upham, W. Kennedy

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  11. Molecular population genetics and epidemiology of Ceratocystis fagacearum

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    Ivors, Kelly Lynn

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  12. Theoretical Population Biology 69 (2006) 231233 ESS theory now

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    Lessard, Sabin

    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

  13. Fast population transfer engineering of three-level systems

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    Xi Chen; J. G. Muga

    2012-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Adaptation of two lucerne populations to different cutting regimes (*)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

  15. Genetic adaptation of aspen (Populus tremuloides) populations to spring risk

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    Hamann, Andreas

    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

  16. Optimal Harvesting of Structured Populations*t WAYNE M. GETZ

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    Getz, Wayne M.

    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

  17. Population Growth & Issues Can we feed the growing world

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    Huang, Youqin

    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

  18. Population genomics of wild and laboratory zebrafish (Danio rerio)

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    Bernatchez, Louis

    , 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

  19. NDIAYE Gora 2nd year student in Networks & Telecommunications

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    Trajkovic, Ljiljana

    · FRANCE Presentation ISITV · INTERNSHIP Project #12;Where find the good & best life? SENEGAL #12 · Population: 14 million · Area: 192712 km ² · GDP / H: $ 1 900 · Currency: CFA franc 1 = 655.957CFA $ 1 = 530 · Capital: Paris · Population: 65 million · Area: 675417km ² · GDP / H: $ 41018 · Currency: Euro 1 = 1

  20. Interested in More Information?

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    of depression/anxiety may increase risk of heart attack · Depression symptoms and cardiac symptoms may be difficult to distinguish. · Depression may occur after a heart attack · Untreated depression may worsen symptoms of heart conditions · Treating depression after a heart attack may improve treatment response

  1. Books noted with interest

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    Eichhorn, Markus

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    utilityasresourcesfortea? chingandlearning. Avoiddescribingthebookchapterbychapterorlisting

  2. Noted With Interest

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    Eichhorn, Markus

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    utility as resources for tea- ching and learning. Avoid describing the book chapter by chapter or listing

  3. Books noted with interest

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    Eichhorn, Markus

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    utility as resources for tea- ching and learning. Avoid describing the book chapter by chapter or listing

  4. Interested Parties- Nextfuels

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, reporting has contact with a lobbyist from DLA Piper US LLP.

  5. Interested Parties- Patrick Murphy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    S. Harris, Economic Recovery Advisor to Secretary Chu, reported contact with a lobbyists from the Free Flow Power Corporation.

  6. Interested Parties- LGPO

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    Jonathan Silver, Executive Director of the Loan Program Office, reporting has contact with lobbyists from the American Wind Energy Association, Geothermal Energy Association, Solar Energy...

  7. Interesting points from presentations

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    , if a city has an abundance of solar or wind energy, it makes sense to use it to power electric vehicles. #12) · Electric Vehicles (shifting emissions from mobile sources to fixed sources) · Methane capture on farms (CH3Br) · Nuclear winter · Geoengineering #12;How green are electric vehicles? It depends on what

  8. Introduction Research Interests

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    Blais, Brian

    Resources Projects for Collaboration B. Blais (bblais@bryant.edu) Department of Science and Technology Bryant University Bryant-China University of Geosciences Joint Research - November 2007 B. Blais (bblais@bryant of the Brain Computer interfacing Bayesian Statistics B. Blais (bblais@bryant.edu) Statistics and Environmental

  9. A Dozen Interesting Items

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    Technology Agreement Lockheed Martin has signed a manufacturing agreement with waste gasification technology developer, Concord Blue, to provide all manufacturing...

  10. Some Interesting Colorado Records

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    Edward R. Warren Journal: Condor Volume: 11 Issue: 1 (January-February) Section: From Field and Study Year: 1909 Pages: 33

  11. Notice of Interest

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the Contributions andDataNationalNewportBig Eddyof H-2 andNot SoDEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

  12. Historical Interest Rates

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsingFun withconfinement plasmas in theinPlasticsreduction .HistoricHistorical

  13. Environmental/Interest Groups

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "ofEarlyEnergyDepartment ofDepartment ofof EnergyYou$ EGcG ENERGY MEASUREMENTS;/:4,4 (; .369s . I.T I.

  14. 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

  15. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory interests and capabilities for research on the ecological effects of global climatic and atmospheric change

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    Amthor, J.S.; Houpis, J.L.; Kercher, J.R.; Ledebuhr, A.; Miller, N.L.; Penner, J.E.; Robison, W.L.; Taylor, K.E.

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has interests and capabilities in all three types of research that must be conducted in order to understand and predict effects of global atmospheric and climatic (i.e., environmental) changes on ecological systems and their functions (ecosystem function is perhaps most conveniently defined as mass and energy exchange and storage). These three types of research are: (1) manipulative experiments with plants and ecosystems; (2) monitoring of present ecosystem, landscape, and global exchanges and pools of energy, elements, and compounds that play important roles in ecosystem function or the physical climate system, and (3) mechanistic (i.e., hierarchic and explanatory) modeling of plant and ecosystem responses to global environmental change. Specific experimental programs, monitoring plans, and modeling activities related to evaluation of ecological effects of global environmental change that are of interest to, and that can be carried out by LLNL scientists are outlined. Several projects have the distinction of integrating modeling with empirical studies resulting in an Integrated Product (a model or set of models) that DOE or any federal policy maker could use to assess ecological effects. The authors note that any scheme for evaluating ecological effects of atmospheric and climatic change should take into account exceptional or sensitive species, in particular, rare, threatened, or endangered species.

  16. Far- and mid-infrared spectroscopy of complex organic matter of astrochemical interest: coal, heavy petroleum fractions, and asphaltenes

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    Cataldo, F; Manchado, A

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The coexistence of a large variety of molecular species (i.e., aromatic, cycloaliphatic and aliphatic) in several astrophysical environments suggests that unidentified IR emission (UIE) occurs from small solid particles containing a mix of aromatic and aliphatic structures (e.g., coal, petroleum, etc.), renewing the astronomical interest on this type of materials. A series of heavy petroleum fractions namely DAE, RAE, BQ-1, and asphaltenes derived from BQ-1 were used together with anthracite coal and bitumen as model compounds in matching the band pattern of the emission features of proto-planetary nebulae (PPNe). All the model materials were examined in the mid-infrared (2.5-16.7 um) and for the first time in the far-infrared (16.7-200 um), and the IR bands were compared with the UIE from PPNe. The best match of the PPNe band pattern is offered by the BQ-1 heavy aromatic oil fraction and by its asphaltenes fraction. Particularly interesting is the ability of BQ-1 to match the band pattern of the aromatic-ali...

  17. SECPOP90: Sector population, land fraction, and economic estimation program

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    Humphreys, S.L.; Rollstin, J.A.; Ridgely, J.N.

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Electricity Demand Evolution Driven by Storm Motivated Population Movement

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    Allen, Melissa R [ORNL; Fernandez, Steven J [ORNL; Fu, Joshua S [ORNL; Walker, Kimberly A [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. The Canadian Physiotherapy Association Senior's Health Division congratulates Stacey Mann from the University of Saskatchewan, this year's Student Award winner. Stacey expressed a strong interest in

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    the University of Saskatchewan, this year's Student Award winner. Stacey expressed a strong interest in working in seniors' health care settings. Her interest is so keen that she traveled from Saskatoon to Halifax, she has already realized the reciprocal learning that occurs when working with seniors

  20. MSU OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY JOB APPLICATION 2014 Thank you for your interest in working with us! You will be contacted if selected for an interview.

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    MSU OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY JOB APPLICATION 2014 Thank you for your interest in working with us: ______ ************************************************************ Times you can work: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Would you be interested in working during are applying for: _______________________________________________ Do you have a work-study award from Financial

  1. Globalization and Developing Countries - a Shrinking Tax Base ?

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    Aizenman, Joshua; Jinjarak, Yothin

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    VAT/GDP Seigniorage/GDP Tariff/GDP Repression/GDP Total Tax/S.D. Min Max Correlations: Taxes VAT Seign. Tariff RepressSeigniorage/GDP Tariff/GDP Repression/GDP Total Tax/GDP

  2. Population Dynamics of Northern Bobwhites in Southern Texas

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    Demaso, Stephen

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    -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...

  3. Scale-Dependent Relationships between Population and Environment in

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    Evans, Tom

    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

  4. Control orientation and social perception of an alcoholic population

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    Shaw, Robert Millard

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  5. Population SAMC, ChIP-chip Data Analysis and Beyond

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    Wu, Mingqi

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  6. Ecology and population structure of vibrionaceae in the coastal ocean

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    Preheim, Sarah Pacocha

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  7. 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

  8. Mitochondrial genomics and northwestern Atlantic population genetics of marine annelids

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    Jennings, Robert M. (Robert Michael)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  9. Causes and consequences of sexual selection in a wild population

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    Stopher, Katie Vivienne

    2011-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  10. Genetic Evidence for Recent Population Mixture in India

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    Moorjani, Priya

    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) ...

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

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    Carr, Aline B.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  12. Interacting populations : hosts and pathogens, prey and predators

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    Klepac, Petra

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  13. Apparent competition or apparent mutualism? shared predation when populations cycle

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    Abrams, Peter A.; Holt, Robert D.; Roth, James D.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  14. animal population monitoring: Topics by E-print Network

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

    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...

  15. The wildlife orientation of selected student populations in Victoria, Texas

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    Kirkpatrick, Phyllis Ann Bradley

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  16. Genetic analysis in the Collaborative Cross breeding population

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    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

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Modelling climate-related variability of tuna populations from a coupled ocean-biogeochemical-populations dynamics model

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    Maine, University of

    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

  18. Non-Destructive Analysis Calibration Standards for Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) Decommissioning

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    The decommissioning of Gaseous Diffusion Plant facilities requires accurate, non-destructive assay (NDA) of residual enriched uranium in facility components for safeguards and nuclear criticality...

  19. Beyond GDP: Measuring and achieving global genuine progress Ida Kubiszewski a,

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    Vermont, University of

    School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia b Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States c Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia d Center for Sustainable Economy

  20. The importance of population growth in future commercial energy consumption

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    Kolsrud, G. [Congress, Washington, DC (United States); Torrey, B.B. [Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC (United States)

    1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Population genomics: Whole-genome analysis of polymorphism and divergence in Drosophila simulans

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  2. Author's personal copy Genetic diversity patterns in Phragmites australis at the population,

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    Schierup, Mikkel Heide

    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

  3. Photometric Properties of Galaxy Population in the Cluster EIS 0048-2942 at z~0.64

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    F. La Barbera; P. Merluzzi; A. Iovino; M. Massarotti; G. Busarello

    2002-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    ~Deep photometric data in the V-, R-, I-, z- and K-bands for the cluster of galaxies EIS 0048-2942 are used to investigate the properties of the galaxy populations at z~0.64 in a field of 2.5x2.5 Mpc^2. The sample of candidate cluster members (N = 171) is selected by the photometric redshift technique and is complete up to I=22.5. Galaxies were classified as spheroids and disks according to the shape of the light profile in the I-band, as parametrized by the Sersic index. In both optical and NIR, spheroids define a sharp colour-magnitude sequence, whose slope and zero points are consistent with a high formation redshift (z_f > 2). The disk population occupies a different region in the colour-magnitude diagram, having bluer colours with respect to the red sequence. Interestingly, we find some level of mixing between the properties of the two classes: some disks lie on the colour-magnitude sequence or are redder, while some spheroids turn out to be bluer. The spatial distribution of cluster galaxies show a clumpy structure, with a main over-density of radius ~0.5 Mpc, and at least two other clumps distant ~1 Mpc from the center. The various sub-structures are mostly populated by the red galaxies, while the blue population has an almost uniform distribution. The fraction of blue galaxies in EIS 0048-2942 is f_B=0.11 +/-0.07. This is much lower than what expected on the basis of the Butcher-Oemler effect at lower redshifts.

  4. PRE-MAIN-SEQUENCE STELLAR POPULATIONS ACROSS SHAPLEY CONSTELLATION III. I. PHOTOMETRIC ANALYSIS AND IDENTIFICATION ,

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    Gouliermis, Dimitrios A.; Gennaro, Mario; Henning, Thomas; Da Rio, Nicola; Brandner, Wolfgang [Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Koenigstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Dolphin, Andrew E. [Raytheon Company, P.O. Box 11337, Tucson, AZ 85734 (United States); Robberto, Massimo; Panagia, Nino [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Gruendl, Robert A.; Chu, You-Hua [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Rosa, Michael; Romaniello, Martino [ESO, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany); De Marchi, Guido [ESA, Space Science Department, Keplerlaan 1, 2200 AG Noordwijk (Netherlands); Zinnecker, Hans [Institut fuer Raumfahrtsyteme, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 31, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

    2011-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present our investigation of pre-main-sequence (PMS) stellar populations in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) from imaging with Hubble Space Telescope Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2. Our targets of interest are four star-forming regions located at the periphery of the super-giant shell LMC 4 (Shapley Constellation III). The PMS stellar content of the regions is revealed through the differential Hess diagrams and the observed color-magnitude diagrams (CMDs). Further statistical analysis of stellar distributions along cross sections of the faint part of the CMDs allowed the quantitative assessment of the PMS stars census, and the isolation of faint PMS stars as the true low-mass stellar members of the regions. These distributions are found to be well represented by a double-Gaussian function, the first component of which represents the main-sequence field stars and the second the native PMS stars of each region. Based on this result, a cluster membership probability was assigned to each PMS star according to its CMD position. The higher extinction in the region LH 88 did not allow the unambiguous identification of its native stellar population. The CMD distributions of the PMS stars with the highest membership probability in the regions LH 60, LH 63, and LH 72 exhibit an extraordinary similarity among the regions, suggesting that these stars share common characteristics, as well as common recent star formation history. Considering that the regions are located at different areas of the edge of LMC 4, this finding suggests that star formation along the super-giant shell may have occurred almost simultaneously.

  5. The Magellanic Bridge: The Nearest Purely Tidal Stellar Population

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    Jason Harris

    2006-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Biomarker monitoring of a population residing near uranium mining activities

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    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

    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.

  7. Multiscale modeling of oscillations and spiral waves in Dictyostelium populations

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    Javad Noorbakhsh; David Schwab; Allyson Sgro; Thomas Gregor; Pankaj Mehta

    2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  8. Can coyotes affect deer populations in Southeastern North America?

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    Kilgo, J., C.; Ray, H., Scott; Ruth, Charles; Miller, Karl, V.

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 deercoyote relationship in the East.

  9. Characterization of the U.S. Industrial/Commercial Boiler Population...

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

    Characterization of the U.S. IndustrialCommercial Boiler Population - Final Report, May 2005 Characterization of the U.S. IndustrialCommercial Boiler Population - Final Report,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. E-Print Network 3.0 - animal species population Sample Search...

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    of Biodiversity Summary: of populations is a single species is important to conservation management.species is important to conservation... Criteria Populations...

  13. BUILDING A UNITED STATES DATA BASE: POPULATIONS AT RISK TO ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

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    Sacks, Susan T.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BUILDING A UNITED STATES DATA BASE: POPULATIONS AT RISK TO ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTIONBUILDING A UNITED STATES DATA BASE: POPULATIONS AT RISK TO ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - anthropogenic population collapse Sample...

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    : "Population and Climate Change: A Proposal to Couple Population and Earth System Models" Harald Rybka... , a German RISE intern, will talk about the first steps he...

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - american amphibian populations Sample Search...

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    frag- Summary: prompted land managers to seek ways of manag- ing amphibian populations at landscape scales. For example... analyses using real data on amphibian populations, and...

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - adult brazilian population Sample Search...

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    in the Brazilian Shield are indeed older than... between Amazon populations in eastern Bolivia and western Brazil (Rondnia) and Paran basin populations... and Lysapsus species...

  17. Developing and Implementing the Foundation for a Renewable Energy-Based "Distribution Generation Micro-grid": A California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Co-Funded Program

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    Lilly, P.; Sebold, F. D.; Carpenter, M.; Kitto, W.

    The California Energy Commission has been implementing its Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) and Renewable Energy Programs since early 1998. In the last two years, the demand for renewable distributed generation systems has increased rapidly...

  18. Peluchi : product development of a programmable robotic toy to stimulate interest in the fields of science and technology amongst young girls

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    Vu, My (My H.)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Statistically speaking, science, technology, and engineering are male dominated fields. Peluchi is a second-generation prototype of a programmable robotic toy targeted towards young girls in hope of promoting more interest ...

  19. TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY B.A./B.S. HISTORY DEGREE WORKSHEET Leading to Elementary Certification, Grades 1-6 For Students Interested in Pursuing the MAE Degree

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    Gering, Jon C.

    , Grades 1-6 ­ For Students Interested in Pursuing the MAE Degree NAME:________________________________ ID in the Mathematical Mode of Inquiry fulfills this requirement. STAT 190 Basic Statistics Sem Cr Grade OR STAT 290

  20. Session: What do we know about cumulative or population impacts

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    Kerlinger, Paul; Manville, Al; Kendall, Bill

    2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of a panel discussion followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The panelists were Paul Kerlinger, Curry and Kerlinger, LLC, Al Manville, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bill Kendall, US Geological Service. The panel addressed the potential cumulative impacts of wind turbines on bird and bat populations over time. Panel members gave brief presentations that touched on what is currently known, what laws apply, and the usefulness of population modeling. Topics addressed included which sources of modeling should be included in cumulative impacts, comparison of impacts from different modes of energy generation, as well as what research is still needed regarding cumulative impacts of wind energy development on bird and bat populations.

  1. POPULATION III STARS AND REMNANTS IN HIGH-REDSHIFT GALAXIES

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    Xu Hao; Norman, Michael L. [Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 (United States); Wise, John H., E-mail: hxu@ucsd.edu, E-mail: mlnorman@ucsd.edu, E-mail: jwise@gatech.edu [Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 837 State Street, Atlanta, GA 30332 (United States)

    2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent simulations of Population III star formation have suggested that some fraction form in binary systems, in addition to having a characteristic mass of tens of solar masses. The deaths of metal-free stars result in the initial chemical enrichment of the universe and the production of the first stellar-mass black holes. Here we present a cosmological adaptive mesh refinement simulation of an overdense region that forms a few 10{sup 9} M{sub Sun} dark matter halos and over 13,000 Population III stars by redshift 15. We find that most halos do not form Population III stars until they reach M{sub vir} {approx} 10{sup 7} M{sub Sun} because this biased region is quickly enriched from both Population III and galaxies, which also produce high levels of ultraviolet radiation that suppress H{sub 2} formation. Nevertheless, Population III stars continue to form, albeit in more massive halos, at a rate of {approx}10{sup -4} M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1} Mpc{sup -3} at redshift 15. The most massive starless halo has a mass of 7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 7} M{sub Sun }, which could host massive black hole formation through the direct gaseous collapse scenario. We show that the multiplicity of the Population III remnants grows with halo mass above 10{sup 8} M{sub Sun }, culminating in 50 remnants located in 10{sup 9} M{sub Sun} halos on average. This has implications that high-mass X-ray binaries and intermediate-mass black holes that originate from metal-free stars may be abundant in high-redshift galaxies.

  2. Characteristics and Changes in the Texas Farm Population.

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    Skrabanek, R. L.

    1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the people were similarly classified. Nonwhites comprised 14.6 percent of the total farm population of Texas in 1950. The remaining 85.4 percent were classified as whites. Negroes have been decreasing at a faster rate on farms in recent years than whites.... They also had greater losses than whites in the farm populations of the West South Central division and of the United States. Both of the racial elements on farms make up smaller prdportions of their total numbers in the State. In 1940, 2 out of 5 Negroes...

  3. Methods for the survey and genetic analysis of populations

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    Ashby, Matthew

    2003-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to methods for performing surveys of the genetic diversity of a population. The invention also relates to methods for performing genetic analyses of a population. The invention further relates to methods for the creation of databases comprising the survey information and the databases created by these methods. The invention also relates to methods for analyzing the information to correlate the presence of nucleic acid markers with desired parameters in a sample. These methods have application in the fields of geochemical exploration, agriculture, bioremediation, environmental analysis, clinical microbiology, forensic science and medicine.

  4. Dynamics of population decoding with strong inhibition Thomas Trappenberg12

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    Trappenberg, Thomas

    and practical interest, much more important for brain processing is its efficient implementation. Several information processing in the brain. Mathematically it is well established how to decode information researcher have pointed out that ML estimation in the above mentioned case can be achieved with recurrent

  5. Economists' Voice www.bepress.com/ev January, 2009 The Berkeley Electronic Press Eurozone: The High Cost of Complacency

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    indicators (in- flation, interest rates, fiscal balance) and far better real ones (GDP per capita growth, un- employment, labour productivity). GDP per capita growth has actually de- creased in Eurozone countries in the Eurozone, as it does more generally in the European Union. The reason it absorbs so much time and energy

  6. Experiments to populate and validate a processing model for polyurethane foam :

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    Mondy, Lisa Ann; Rao, Rekha Ranjana; Shelden, Bion; Soehnel, Melissa Marie; O'Hern, Timothy J.; Grillet, Anne; Celina, Mathias Christopher; Wyatt, Nicholas B.; Russick, Edward Mark; Bauer, Stephen J.; Hileman, Michael Bryan; Urquhart, Alexander; Thompson, Kyle Richard; Smith, David Michael

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We are developing computational models to elucidate the expansion and dynamic filling process of a polyurethane foam, PMDI. The polyurethane of interest is chemically blown, where carbon dioxide is produced via the reaction of water, the blowing agent, and isocyanate. The isocyanate also reacts with polyol in a competing reaction, which produces the polymer. Here we detail the experiments needed to populate a processing model and provide parameters for the model based on these experiments. The model entails solving the conservation equations, including the equations of motion, an energy balance, and two rate equations for the polymerization and foaming reactions, following a simplified mathematical formalism that decouples these two reactions. Parameters for the polymerization kinetics model are reported based on infrared spectrophotometry. Parameters describing the gas generating reaction are reported based on measurements of volume, temperature and pressure evolution with time. A foam rheology model is proposed and parameters determined through steady-shear and oscillatory tests. Heat of reaction and heat capacity are determined through differential scanning calorimetry. Thermal conductivity of the foam as a function of density is measured using a transient method based on the theory of the transient plane source technique. Finally, density variations of the resulting solid foam in several simple geometries are directly measured by sectioning and sampling mass, as well as through x-ray computed tomography. These density measurements will be useful for model validation once the complete model is implemented in an engineering code.

  7. Data Collection Plan to Populate the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Failure Mode Degradation Library

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    Magdy S. Tawfik; Binh T. Pham; Vivek Agarwal; Nancy J. Lybeck

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Interest in implementing advanced Prognostic Health Management (PHM) systems in commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) has increased rapidly in recent years, with an overarching goal of implementing of improving the safety, reliability, and economics/profitability of the aging nuclear fleet and extending their service life in the most cost-effective manner. The PHM system utilizes prognostic tools to estimate the remaining useful life (RUL) of a component or system of components based on current and predicted operating conditions. An effective implementation of the PHM system will anticipate and identify unique age-dependent degradation modes to provide early warning of emerging problems. Selection of the components and structures to be monitored is a crucial step for successful PHM implementation in NPPs. A selection framework is recommended for risk significant components (both safety-related and non-safety related) based on the Fussell-Vesely (F-V) Importance Measure and the Risk Achievement Worth (RAW) measure. For the selected components, a failure mode degradation library will be developed consisting of data corresponding to different failure/degradation modes. In lieu of constructing an expensive scaled test facility, several data sources are identified for populating the failure mode degradation library, including various national laboratories, universities, agencies, and industries.

  8. Proceedings: Workshop on Compensatory Mechanisms in Fish Populations

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    None

    1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains a summary of an EPRI workshop on compensatory mechanisms in fish populations, held in February 1982 in Palo Alto, California. The participants recommended two broad conceptual frameworks for the development of a research program and identified major research activities. These plans were later integrated into a final research program, which is included here.

  9. Mechanisms of Compensatory Response of Fish Populations: Workshop Proceedings

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    None

    1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    How completely do fish populations naturally compensate for mortalities associated with power generation? This summary of three EPRI planning workshops suggests the research needed to develop tools for quantifying those natural processes in support of utility site selection and permit efforts.

  10. Public Health Genomics Population Health Sciences 650 Section 023

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Public Health Genomics Population Health Sciences 650 Section 023 Summer 2009, 07/20/09 ­ 07: Public health genomics is a new discipline that uses knowledge gained from genetic and molecular research and the social sciences, and much more. This course will provide 1) an introduction to public health genomics, 2

  11. Poor Nutrition and Health Concerns in Low Income Population

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    and foodborne illness, reduced indigent health care costs and improved quality of life. Contact: Dean McPoor Nutrition and Health Concerns in Low Income Population An estimated one out of every six in 1995 as a cooperative endeavor among the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Health and Human

  12. Dung survey bias and elephant population estimates in southern Mozambique

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    Pretoria, University of

    Dung survey bias and elephant population estimates in southern Mozambique Pieter I. Olivier, Sam M and extracted an age structure from boli diameters for the elephants living in the Maputo Elephant Reserve. Our,672 dung piles encountered on 204 line-transects. The reserve had at least 311 (95% CI: 198­490) elephants

  13. CHAPTER XVIII ENVffiONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING OYSTER POPULATIONS

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    thrive above the bottom attached t~ rocks and underwater structures, branches and trunks of fallen trees populations are important to man as a source of FISHERY BULLETIN: VOLUME 64, CHAPTER XVIII 7aa-.aal () sa 26 by the greatest number of individuals which can ~row to maturity subject to the conditions which surround them

  14. Heroin Users in Australia: Population Trends C. Yalin Kaya1

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    Kaya, Yalcin

    Heroin Users in Australia: Population Trends C. Yalçin Kaya1 , Yuliya Tugai2 , Jerzy A. Filar3 Australia (UniSA), Mawson Lakes, S. A. 5095 Australia. Contact E-mail: yalcin.kaya@unisa.edu.au . 2 Research Australia (DASC, SA). 6 Manager, Evidence-Based Practice Unit, DASC, SA. 7 Senior Evaluation Officer, DASC

  15. Exploring the faint source population at 15.7 GHz

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    Whittam, Imogen Helen

    2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    -expanding Euclidean Universe populated with non-evolving sources with number density n and luminosity L contains N = 4pind3/3 sources out to distance d. As the flux density (S) of each source is given by S = L/4pid2, the number of sources brighter than flux density...

  16. PHYLOGENOMICS AND POPULATION GENOMICS: MODDELS, ALGORITHMS, AND ANALYTICAL TOOLS

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    Rosenberg, Noah

    PHYLOGENOMICS AND POPULATION GENOMICS: MODDELS, ALGORITHMS, AND ANALYTICAL TOOLS LUAY K. NAKHLEH on relationships among species themselves. The two fields share a number of overlapping tools, as well as similar analytical tools for assessing properties of the algorithms. We are pleased to present five papers

  17. Associative Learning Enhances Population Coding by Inverting Interneuronal Correlation Patterns

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    Gentner, Timothy

    in population co- des is unknown. Because the pattern of firing rate correlations between neurons--an emergent neurons. One such property that learning could target is the correlation between neural firing rates circuits contain neurons with heterogeneous tuning functions. In s

  18. MOST POPULATION III SUPERNOVAE ARE DUDS Robert L. Kurucz

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    Kurucz, Robert L.

    the ``dark matter'' halo. Subject headings: supernovae --- dark matter Introduction Most of the physics predictions about dud supernovae and about ``dark matter''. Population III stars, dud supernovae, supernovae and primordial gas into a globular cluster. Model atmosphere calculations for oxygen dwarfs show that water

  19. Fluctuations in lemming populations in north Yukon, Canada, 20072010

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    Krebs, Charles J.

    severe for population persistence on the coastal plain along the north coast of the Yukon. Further work are so pronounced on the arctic coastal plain of Alaska and virtually absent on the coastal plain. Il se peut que les conditions de neige en hiver soient trop sévères pour la persistance des

  20. Autonomous Robot Navigation in Highly Populated Pedestrian Zones

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    Teschner, Matthias

    Autonomous Robot Navigation in Highly Populated Pedestrian Zones Rainer K¨ummerle Department@informatik.uni-freiburg.de Abstract In the past, there has been a tremendous progress in the area of autonomous robot naviga- tion for autonomous robots as they are rather unstructured and dynamic. In this paper, we present a navigation system

  1. Traces of Human Migrations in Helicobacter pylori Populations

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    Wirth, Thierry

    Traces of Human Migrations in Helicobacter pylori Populations Daniel Falush,1 Thierry Wirth,1 Bodo Reichard,1 Elena Katzowitsch,8 Xiaoyan Wang,1 Mark Achtman,1 * Sebastian Suerbaum8 Helicobacter pylori tuberculosis (2), Haemophilus influenzae (3), and Helicobac- ter pylori (4­8). H. pylori, a Gram

  2. Teaching Mobile Robots to Cooperatively Navigate in Populated Environments

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    Teschner, Matthias

    of the robots highly depends on the application, we need flexible means for teaching a robot a certain robots are expected to populate our human envi- ronments for numerous applications in the near future. The desired navigation behavior of a robot highly depends on the application at hand. For example, a cleaning

  3. Population Files for use with CAP88 at Los Alamos

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    McNaughton, Michael W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Brock, Burgandy R [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    CAP88 (Clean Air Act Assessment Package 1988) is a computer model developed for the US Environmental Protection Agency to assess the potential dose from radionuclide emissions to air and to demonstrate compliance with the Clean Air Act. It has options to calculate either individual doses, in units of mrem, or a collective dose, also called population dose, in units of person-rem. To calculate the collective dose, CAP88 uses a population file such as LANL.pop, that lists the number of people in each sector (N, NNE, NE, etc.) as a function of distance (1 to 2 km, etc.) out to a maximum radius of 80 km. Early population files are described in the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Environmental Reports for 1985 (page 14) and subsequent years. LA-13469-MS describes a population file based on the 1990 census. These files have been updated several times, most recently in 2006 for CAP88 version 3. The 2006 version used the US census for 2000. The present paper describes the 2012 updates, using the 2010 census.

  4. Management and Conservation Reproduction in a Population of Wild Pigs

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    Ditchkoff, Steve

    Management and Conservation Reproduction in a Population of Wild Pigs (Sus scrofa) Subjected ABSTRACT The continued range expansion of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) in North America is an increasing cause for concern because of the numerous negative impacts that wild pigs have on ecosystem structure and function

  5. amphibian population dynamics: Topics by E-print Network

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

    amphibian population dynamics First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Effect of anthropogenic...

  6. affects population dynamics: Topics by E-print Network

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

    affects population dynamics First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Costs, benefits, and loss...

  7. Plant Population Viability and Restoration Potential for Rare Plants

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    solar developments in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of California will significantly impact plants to be affected by utilityscale solar energy Mojave Desert wildflowers in California's Mojave National the biological impacts of solar projects within the Mojave and Colorado deserts of California. Population

  8. 2002 Poultry Science Association, Inc. POPULATION DYNAMICS OF MANURE

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    Kaufman, Phillip E.

    2002 Poultry Science Association, Inc. POPULATION DYNAMICS OF MANURE INHABITING ARTHROPODS UNDER AN INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) PROGRAM IN NEW YORK POULTRY FACILITIES--3 CASE STUDIES P. E. KAUFMAN,1 M, Plant Managers SUMMARY Many arthropods inhabit caged-layer poultry manure, including pest and beneficial

  9. Annual Fish Population Surveys of Lewis and Clark Lake, 1999

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    nearly the same as 1998, but preferred-length fish were more abundant in the sample. Smallmouth bass/ " 202. -F SOUTH DAKOTA c ) Annual Fish Population Surveys of Lewis and Clark Lake, 1999 Department of Game, Fish and Parks Wildlife Division Joe Foss Building Pierre, South Dakota 57501-3182 o o

  10. TWO POPULATIONS OF GAMMA-RAY BURST RADIO AFTERGLOWS

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    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

    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.

  11. 29 National Statistics Population Trends 106 Winter 2001

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    Jones, Peter JS

    provided by the Office for National Statistics on migra- tion of the employed by citizenship.They indicate29 National Statistics Population Trends 106 Winter 2001 International migration to and from the United Kingdom since 1975, with a particular focus on those in employment,and drew on many sources

  12. NCCR North-South Dialogue, no. 38 India and the Millennium

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    Richner, Heinz

    , including women and young people 21 3.1 Indicator 4: GDP per person employed 21 3.2 Indicator 5: Employment in India, 1977-78 to 2004-05, in per cent 12 Figure 3: GDP per person employed, India, 1980 to 2008: Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption 34 5 The Policy Approach

  13. GROUPE D'ANALYSE ET DE THORIE CONOMIQUE LYON -ST TIENNE W P 1232

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    Boyer, Edmond

    per head, energy intensity (energy-to-GDP ratio) and carbon intensity (carbon-to-energy ratio identity expresses carbon dioxide emissions of a country according to economic, demographic and energy factors. From this equation, several studies decompose into periods, the effects of the population, GDP

  14. Analyses of lettuce drop incidence and population structure of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and S-minor

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    Wu, B M; Subbarao, Krishna V

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on canola. Phytopathology 82:875-sclerotiorum populations from canola (17), cabbage (7), and

  15. Analyses of Lettuce Drop Incidence and Population Structure of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and S. minor

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    Subbarao, K V

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on canola. Phytopathology 82:875-sclerotiorum populations from canola (17), cabbage (7), and

  16. Notes and Discussion Vole Population Dynamics: Influence of Weather Extremes on Stoppage of

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    Oli, Madan K.

    Notes and Discussion Vole Population Dynamics: Influence of Weather Extremes on Stoppage of Population Growth ABSTRACT.--Effects of 74 episodes of extreme weather on stoppage of population growth of extreme weather may have stopped population growth of only six M. ochrogaster fluctuations and of two M

  17. Wellness assessment in three university populations: undergraduates, graduates, and athletes

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    Smith, Allison Marie

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of St. Thomas Chairman of Advisory Coasnittee; Dr. Rober t R. Reil ley Wellness or health promotion has recently become popular in un1versity and business settings. Two reasons prompting the interest in wellness are, first, business and industry... are concerned over the rapi d increase in health care costs as reflected in the cost of employee health insurance, and second, research is providing evidence showing that many coavson health problems are linked to poor habits in lifestyle. The Texas A...

  18. Contracting in the national interest: Establishing the legal framework for the interaction of science, government, and industry at a nuclear weapons laboratory

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    Furman, N.S.

    1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories, the nation's nuclear ordnance laboratory, is operated on a no-profit, no-fee basis by ATandT Technologies, Inc., as a prime contractor for the Department of Energy. This unique arrangement began in 1949 when President Harry Truman personally requested that ATandT assume management of the nuclear weapons laboratory as a service in the national interest. The story of how this unusual relationship came about makes for an interesting chapter in the annals of US legal and institutional history. This report describes the historical background, political negotiations, and prime contract provisos that established the legal framework for the Labs.

  19. Military use of depleted uranium assessment of prolonged population exposure

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    Giannardi, C

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work is an exposure assessment for a population living in an area contaminated by use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons. RESRAD 5.91 code is used to evaluate the average effective dose delivered from 1, 10, 20 cm depths of contaminated soil, in a residential farmer scenario. Critical pathway and group are identified in soil inhalation or ingestion and children playing with the soil, respectively. From available information on DU released on targeted sites, both critical and average exposure can leave to toxicological hazards; annual dose limit for population can be exceeded on short-term period (years) for soil inhalation. As a consequence, in targeted sites cleaning up must be planned on the basis of measured concentration, when available, while special cautions have to be adopted altogether to reduce unaware exposures, taking into account the amount of the avertable dose.

  20. A DYNAMICAL SIGNATURE OF MULTIPLE STELLAR POPULATIONS IN 47 TUCANAE

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    Richer, Harvey B.; Heyl, Jeremy [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 (Canada); Anderson, Jay; Kalirai, Jason S. [Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Shara, Michael M. [Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States); Dotter, Aaron [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Weston, ACT 2611 (Australia); Fahlman, Gregory G. [National Research Council, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7 (Canada); Rich, R. Michael, E-mail: richer@astro.ubc.ca, E-mail: heyl@phas.ubc.ca, E-mail: jayander@stsci.edu, E-mail: jkalarai@stsci.edu, E-mail: mshara@amnh.org, E-mail: aaron.dotter@gmail.com, E-mail: greg.fahlman@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca, E-mail: rmr@astro.ucla.edu [Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States)

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    Based on the width of its main sequence, and an actual observed split when viewed through particular filters, it is widely accepted that 47 Tucanae contains multiple stellar populations. In this contribution, we divide the main sequence of 47 Tuc into four color groups, which presumably represent stars of various chemical compositions. The kinematic properties of each of these groups are explored via proper motions, and a strong signal emerges of differing proper-motion anisotropies with differing main-sequence color; the bluest main-sequence stars exhibit the largest proper-motion anisotropy which becomes undetectable for the reddest stars. In addition, the bluest stars are also the most centrally concentrated. A similar analysis for Small Magellanic Cloud stars, which are located in the background of 47 Tuc on our frames, yields none of the anisotropy exhibited by the 47 Tuc stars. We discuss implications of these results for possible formation scenarios of the various populations.