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Canopy growth and density of Wyoming big sagebrush sown with cool-season perennial grasses  

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Post-mining revegetation efforts often require grass seeding and mulch applications to stabilize the soils at the same time as shrub seeding, creating intraspecific competition between seeded shrubs and grasses that is not well understood. In 1999, we initiated a study at the Belle Ayr Coal Mine near Gillette, Wyoming, to evaluate the influence of grass competition on establishment and growth of Wyoming big sagebrush. Combinations of three sagebrush seeding rates (1, 2, and 4 kg pls ha{sup -1}) and seven cool-season perennial grass mixture seeding rates (0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 14 kg pls ha{sup -1}) were seeded during winter 1998-1999. Shrub density and grass cover were assessed from 1999 to 2004. We monitored sagebrush canopy size in 2001, 2002, and 2004. All sagebrush seeding rates provided shrub densities (>=) 1 shrub m {sup -1} after six growing seasons. Grass production (>=) 75 g m{sup -2} was achieved by seeding grasses at 6 to 8 kg pls ha{sup -1}). Canopy growth of individual sagebrush plants was least in the heaviest grass seeding rate. Reduced grass seeding rates can aid in achieving Wyoming big sagebrush density standards and enhance shrub canopy growth.

Hild, A.L.; Schuman, G.E.; Vicklund, L.E.; Williams, M.I. [University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States). Dept. for Renewable Resources

2006-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Bluestem Electric Coop Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Bluestem Electric Coop Inc Bluestem Electric Coop Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Bluestem Electric Coop Inc Place Kansas Utility Id 23826 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location SPP NERC SPP Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Single-Phase General Service Demand Commercial Single-Phase Service Commercial Single-Phase Service Residential Single-Phase Time-of-Use Service Single-Phase Total Electric Service Single-phase Earth-Coupled Heat Pump Service Commercial Average Rates Residential: $0.1410/kWh Commercial: $0.1160/kWh Industrial: $0.2110/kWh

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Stocking rate effects on intensive-early stocked Flint Hills bluestem range  

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Stocking rate effects on intensive-early stocked Flint Hills bluestem range CLENTON E. OWENSBY, ROBERT COCHRAN, AND ED F. SMITH Stocking rate effects on intensive-early stocked Kansas Flint Hills range- lands is limited to the first 2 1/ 2 months of the growing season in the Kansas Flint Hills. Grazing

Owensby, Clenton E.

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Fertilizing and Burning Flint Hills Bluestem CLENTON E. OWENSBY AND ED F. SMITH  

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Fertilizing and Burning Flint Hills Bluestem CLENTON E. OWENSBY AND ED F. SMITH Abstract Burned of nitrogen applied more than 80 lb N/acre did. Maintenance of good quality range was favored by burning and 0 and 40 lb N/acre compared to not burning and the same fertilizer rates. Eighty lb N/acre produced poor

Owensby, Clenton E.

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Prairie Grasses  

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Grasses Grasses Prairie Resources - Exhibit Home "What is it about prairies? What fascinates us so about the grasslands that gird our continent? Other landscapes certainly offer more spectacular scenery such as the Rockies, the canyons, the deserts, the ocean coastlines. By contrast, the prairies seem, well, flat - flat and somewhat monotonous-undeniably vast but not as picturesque as a redwood forest or a mountain stream. "Yet the prairie holds a rightful place in American popular culture as one of our most distinctive and defining landscapes. Writers from Washington Irving to Willa Cather to Carl Sandburg have celebrated the prairie in prose and verse. Our national songs refer to the 'endless prairie' and 'the fruited plain.' Illinois, where only one-hundredth of 1 percent of its

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watchlist  

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Watch List for Native Prairie Plants Watch List for Native Prairie Plants Common Name Scientific Name Date Found Grasses BIG BLUESTEM Andropogon gerardii * INDIAN GRASS Sorghastrum nutans * LITTLE BLUESTEM Andropogon scoparius * SWITCH GRASS Panicum virgatum * CORD GRASS Spartina pectinata * NEEDLEGRASS Stipa spartea **u PRAIRIE DROPSEED Sporobolus pectinata **u SIDE-OATS GRAMA Bouteloua curtipendula **u Forbs ROSINWEED Silphium integrifolium SAW-TOOTHED SUNFLOWER Helianthus grossesserratus * WILD BERGAMOT Monarda fistulosa * YELLOW CONEFLOWER Ratibida pinnata * BLACK-EYED SUSAN Rudbeckia hirta ** COMPASS PLANT Silphium lactiniatum ** CUP-PLANT Silphium perfoliatum **u NEW ENGLAND ASTER Aster novae-angilae ** PRAIRIE DOCK Silphium terebinthinaceum ** RATTLESNAKE MASTER Eryngium yuccifolium ** STIFF GOLDENROD Solidaga rigida **

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prairie plant list  

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List of Native Prairie Plant Illustrations List of Native Prairie Plant Illustrations Select the common name of the plant you want to view. Common Name Scientific Name Grasses BIG BLUESTEM Andropogon gerardii INDIAN GRASS Sorghastrum nutans LITTLE BLUESTEM Andropogon scoparius SWITCH GRASS Panicum virgatum CORD GRASS Spartina pectinata NEEDLEGRASS Stipa spartea PRAIRIE DROPSEED Sporobolus pectinata SIDE-OATS GRAMA Bouteloua curtipendula FORBS ROSINWEED Silphium integrifolium SAW-TOOTHED SUNFLOWER Helianthus grossesserratus WILD BERGAMOT Monarda fistulosa YELLOW CONEFLOWER Ratibida pinnata BLACK-EYED SUSAN Rudbeckia hirta COMPASS PLANT Silphium lactiniatum CUP PLANT Silphium perfoliatum NEW ENGLAND ASTER Aster novae-angilae PRAIRIE DOCK Silphium terebinthinaceum RATTLESNAKE MASTER Eryngium yuccifolium STIFF GOLDENROD Solidaga rigida

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Big Weasels  

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Big Weasels Big Weasels Nature Bulletin No. 512-A January 12, 1974 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation BIG WEASELS The Weasel Family includes the mink, skunks, otters, badger, martens and wolverine as well as the bloodthirsty little weasel -- all carnivorous fur-bearers having a pair of anal glands containing musky fluid which, except in the otters, badger and fisher, has a vile penetrating odor. The Pine Marten or American Sable, a little smaller than a house cat, is the tree-living member of the family. It dens and does much of its hunting in trees where it is a deadly enemy of squirrels and birds. On the ground it preys on marmots, chipmunks, hares, mice, grouse and reptiles. Honey, nuts and berries are eaten also. Aside from the lynx, eagles, owls and the fisher, a marten's chief enemy is man.

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Native Grass Restoration Projects  

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Reader pdf format) on the Oak Ridge Reservation. Native Grass Restoration Projects Power Line Right-of-Way Roadside Re-Vegetation Riparian Restoration SNS Entrance Habitat...

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Complexity in Big History  

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Spier, Fred. How Big History Works: Energy Flows and RiseSmil, Vaclav. Energy in World History. Boulder, CO: Westviewkg) Energy and complexity Spier: Complexity in Big History.

Spier, Fred

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small Particles, Big Impact  

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Small Particles, Big Impact Small Particles, Big Impact Small-scale effects of Aerosols Add up Over Time August 24, 2011 | Tags: Climate Research, Earth Sciences, Environmental...

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NERSC User Group 2013 Big Bang, Big Data, Big Iron Planck Satellite...  

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User Group 2013 Big Bang, Big Data, Big Iron Planck Satellite Data Analysis At NERSC Julian Borrill Computational Cosmology Center, Berkeley Lab & Space Sciences Laboratory, UC...

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Big Sky Carbon Atlas  

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(Acknowledgment to the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership (BSCSP); see home page at http://www.bigskyco2.org/)

Carbon Sequestration Partnership, Big Sky [BSCSP; ,

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Big Data Solutions Glossary  

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Page 1. Big Data Solutions Reference Glossary (14 pages) Very brief descriptions and links are listed here to provide starting ...

2013-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Why is grass green?  

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is grass green? is grass green? Name: Bob Whitbeck Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: What causes grass to be green? Replies: Bob, Grass and most other plants are green because they contain a pigment known as chlorophyll. The chlorophyll is used in the process of photosynthesis where a plant produces sugar in the presence of sunlight. In fact the word 'photosynthesis' means literally to synthesize or 'make' from light (photo). There are, of course some plants which do not contain chlorophyll, and these generally get their nutrition (food) by other means. Some examples are the fungi which decompose dead, and sometimes living, tissue, for their food. You will find that a green plant needs light to make food. If the source of light is cut off, the plant dies. Mushrooms, which are fungi, do not require light to make food (they decompose matter as I mentioned above) and you can find mushrooms growing in almost total darkness.

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After the Big Bang  

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After the Big Bang After the Big Bang Golden Age of Cosmology Big Bang Timeline Big Bang? Standard Big Bang Cosmology Slide 6 Big Bang Nucleosynthesis Redshift and Doppler Shift Doppler Shift Cepheid variables and Nebulae Standard Candles Hubble Expansion Hubble Law Cosmic Microwave Background Cosmic Background Explorer (1989-1993) COBE data/DMR CMB Fluctuations What is inflation? Why believe in inflation? Horizon Problem No inflation With inflation Flatness Problem Slide 24 Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (2001-present) Fluctuations and geometry Universe's Baby Pictures Compare to COBE CMB vs. Inflation WMAP angular power spectrum Dark Matter Galaxy Rotation Curves Hot gas in Galaxy Clusters Dark Matter Halo Old view: Density of the Universe determines its destiny Hubble Expansion revisited

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BIG GREEN SUV'S  

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'BIG GREEN SUVS' 'BIG GREEN SUVS' JESSICA SHEA CHOKSEY: Over the last couple of years, sales of full-size SUVs have been feeling a double punch of unstable gas prices, and a growing concern that their less than spectacular fuel economy is hurting the environment. But now, General Motors hopes to take the pain out of buying big. Waving the Green flag, GM is ready to offer consumers two full-size SUV hybrids, the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and the GMC Yukon Hybrid. Using GM's "Two-Mode Full Hybrid" system, derived from its transit buses, these big-UTES are designed to maximize fuel savings for both urban and rural lifestyles. Like the typical gas-electric hybrid vehicle, the Tahoe and Yukon hybrids will enjoy a substantial boost in mileage in stop-and-go city driving. That means they can start off

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Grass Conservation Act (Montana) | Department of Energy  

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Grass Conservation Act (Montana) Grass Conservation Act (Montana) Grass Conservation Act (Montana) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Institutional Transportation Savings Category Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Montana Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation The Grass Conservation Act provides for the conservation, protection, restoration, and proper utilization of grass, forage, and range resource of the state of Montana. The Act establishes the Montana Grass Conservation Commission to coordinate between the Department and Conservation Districts

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Poker Player Behavior After Big Wins and Big Losses  

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We find that experienced poker players typically change their style of play after winning or losing a big pot---most notably, playing less cautiously after a big loss, evidently hoping for lucky cards that will erase their loss. This finding is consistent ... Keywords: break-even hypothesis, investment, prospect theory, risk

Gary Smith; Michael Levere; Robert Kurtzman

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BigFoot  

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216 216 BigFoot Characterizing Land Cover, LAI, and NPP at the Landscape Scale for EOS/MODIS Validation Field Manual Version 2.1 ORNL/TM-1999/216 Environmental Sciences Division BIGFOOT FIELD MANUAL VERSION 2.1 John L. Campbell Department of Forest Ecology and Management University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 jlcampb1@students.wisc.edu Sean Burrows Department of Forest Ecology and Management University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 burrows@calshp.cals.wisc.edu Stith Tom Gower Department of Forest Ecology and Management University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 stgower@facstaff.wisc.edu Warren B. Cohen Forest Science Department, Oregon State University c/o USDA Forest Service, Corvallis, OR 97331 cohenw@ccmail.orst.edu Environmental Sciences Division

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NIST Joint Cloud and Big Data Workshop  

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NIST Joint Cloud and Big Data Workshop. Purpose: ... The second and third days of the workshop focused on the intersection of Cloud and Big Data. ...

2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Tree Climate Fund | Open Energy Information  

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"Big Tree Climate Fund" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigTreeClimateFund&oldid342728" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies...

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Big Biodiesel LLC | Open Energy Information  

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References "Big Biodiesel LLC" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigBiodieselLLC&oldid342724" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies...

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Tackling Big Data Together | Department of Energy  

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think about big data. They'll be tackling big challenges facing science and society, like climate change and energy management. How will advanced computing help solve these...

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Big River Resources LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Name Big River Resources LLC Place West Burlington, Iowa Zip 52655 Product Dry-mill bioethanol producer with a cooperative structure. References Big River Resources LLC1...

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Available Technologies: Improved Saccharification of Grasses by ...  

Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified a technology to manipulate the xylan pathway and reduce xylan content in selected bioenergy grasses.

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Mr. Big Noise -- The Cicada  

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It looks fierce, like some kind of dragon, because of its broad head and big baleful red eyes, but it cannot bite nor can it sting. They make an ungodly racket. The male has a...

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Defining the Big Data Architecture Framework (BDAF)  

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... Big Data Infrastructure (BDI) Storage, Compute, (High Performance Computing,) Network ... High performance Computing, Storage, Network ...

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Big data : evolution, components, challenges and opportunities  

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This work reviews the evolution and current state of the "Big Data" industry, and to understand the key components, challenges and opportunities of Big Data and analytics face in today business environment, this is analyzed ...

Zarate Santovena, Alejandro

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The BigBoss Experiment  

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BigBOSS is a Stage IV ground-based dark energy experiment to study baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) and the growth of structure with a wide-area galaxy and quasar redshift survey over 14,000 square degrees. It has been conditionally accepted by NOAO in response to a call for major new instrumentation and a high-impact science program for the 4-m Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak. The BigBOSS instrument is a robotically-actuated, fiber-fed spectrograph capable of taking 5000 simultaneous spectra over a wavelength range from 340 nm to 1060 nm, with a resolution R = {lambda}/{Delta}{lambda} = 3000-4800. Using data from imaging surveys that are already underway, spectroscopic targets are selected that trace the underlying dark matter distribution. In particular, targets include luminous red galaxies (LRGs) up to z = 1.0, extending the BOSS LRG survey in both redshift and survey area. To probe the universe out to even higher redshift, BigBOSS will target bright [OII] emission line galaxies (ELGs) up to z = 1.7. In total, 20 million galaxy redshifts are obtained to measure the BAO feature, trace the matter power spectrum at smaller scales, and detect redshift space distortions. BigBOSS will provide additional constraints on early dark energy and on the curvature of the universe by measuring the Ly-alpha forest in the spectra of over 600,000 2.2 < z < 3.5 quasars. BigBOSS galaxy BAO measurements combined with an analysis of the broadband power, including the Ly-alpha forest in BigBOSS quasar spectra, achieves a FOM of 395 with Planck plus Stage III priors. This FOM is based on conservative assumptions for the analysis of broad band power (k{sub max} = 0.15), and could grow to over 600 if current work allows us to push the analysis to higher wave numbers (k{sub max} = 0.3). BigBOSS will also place constraints on theories of modified gravity and inflation, and will measure the sum of neutrino masses to 0.024 eV accuracy.

Schelgel, D.; Abdalla, F.; Abraham, T.; Ahn, C.; Allende Prieto, C.; Annis, J.; Aubourg, E.; Azzaro, M.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Baugh, C.; Bebek, C.; Becerril, S.; Blanton, M.; Bolton, A.; Bromley, B.; Cahn, R.; Carton, P.-H.; Cervanted-Cota, J.L.; Chu, Y.; Cortes, M.; /APC, Paris /Brookhaven /IRFU, Saclay /Marseille, CPPM /Marseille, CPT /Durham U. / /IEU, Seoul /Fermilab /IAA, Granada /IAC, La Laguna / /IAC, Mexico / / /Madrid, IFT /Marseille, Lab. Astrophys. / / /New York U. /Valencia U.

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Turning big bang into big bounce. I. Classical dynamics  

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The big bounce (BB) transition within a flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker model is analyzed in the setting of loop geometry underlying the loop cosmology. We solve the constraint of the theory at the classical level to identify physical phase space and find the Lie algebra of the Dirac observables. We express energy density of matter and geometrical functions in terms of the observables. It is the modification of classical theory by the loop geometry that is responsible for BB. The classical energy scale specific to BB depends on a parameter that should be fixed either by cosmological data or determined theoretically at quantum level, otherwise the energy scale stays unknown.

Dzierzak, Piotr; Malkiewicz, Przemyslaw; Piechocki, Wlodzimierz [Theoretical Physics Department, Institute for Nuclear Studies, Hoza 69, 00-681 Warsaw (Poland)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Deformation in 17C  

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Reaction- and interaction cross sections of 17C on a carbon target have been reanalyzed by use of the modified Glauber model. The analysis with a deformed Woods-Saxon density/potential suggests a big deformation structure for 17C. The existence of a tail in the density distribution supports its possibility of being a one-neutron halo structure. Under a deformed core plus single-particle assumption, analysis shows a dominant d-wave of the valence neutron in 17C. Key words Cross section, Glauber model, Density distribution, Halo, Deformation.

Fan Guang-Wei; Cai Xiao-Lu; M. Fukuda; Han Ti-Fei; Li Xue-Chao; Ren Zhong-Zhou; Xu Wang

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grass Valley Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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Grass Valley Geothermal Area Grass Valley Geothermal Area (Redirected from Grass Valley Area) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Grass Valley Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (2) 9 Exploration Activities (1) 10 References Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"TERRAIN","zoom":6,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"300px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.60333333,"lon":-117.645,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Book Review Grasses and grassland ecology  

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Book Review Grasses and grassland ecology D.J. Gibson. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, and New-0198529187, and £34?95 / US $70 (paperback) ISBN 978-0198529194. The stated aim of this book is to provide a useful book for researchers and others with an interest in grassland. There can be few authors who have

Gibson, David

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Frostbite Theater - Static Electricity Experiments - Big Sparks...  

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Van de Graaff Confetti Explosion Previous Video (Van de Graaff Confetti Explosion) Frostbite Theater Main Index Next Video (Polar Molecules) Polar Molecules Big Sparks, Little...

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Turning Big Data into fast data  

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magazine Latest Issue:April 2013 All Issues submit Turning Big Data into fast data for nuclear weapons simulations at the exascale Solving the roadblock for tomorrow's exascale...

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Big data challenge: a data management perspective  

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There is a trend that, virtually everyone, ranging from big Web companies to traditional enterprisers to physical science researchers to social scientists, is either already experiencing or anticipating unprecedented growth in the amount of data available ... Keywords: big data, databases, performance

Jinchuan Chen; Yueguo Chen; Xiaoyong Du; Cuiping Li; Jiaheng Lu; Suyun Zhao; Xuan Zhou

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP ATLAS THE UNITED S  

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BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP ATLAS THE UNITED S T A T E S 2012 CARBON UTILIZATION AND STORAGE Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration...

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Big data and e-government: issues, policies, and recommendations  

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The promises and potential of Big Data in transforming digital government services, governments, and the interaction between governments, citizens, and the business sector, are substantial. From "smart" government to transformational government, Big ... Keywords: big data, open government

John Carlo Bertot; Heeyoon Choi

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Drives Big Data Push  

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2 Volume 9 Issue 2 2 Volume 9 Issue 2 From YAGS to Planetary Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 DOE Drives Big Data Push . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sweating Small Scale Genomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Future of the DOE JGI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Save the Date for Meeting 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 also in this issue With a record 488 genomics researchers and bioinformaticians sitting in the Marriott Walnut Creek ballroom, New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer opened the DOE Joint Genome Institute's 7th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2012. Sharing his thoughts about being "On the Genome Beat," he informed the audience that he was worn down by seeing news about scientists successfully sequencing yet another genome sequence, and that "maybe some genomes shouldn't be written about." Zimmer's words engaged the audience in a discussion that

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Transformative role of computation and 'big data' | Department...  

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role of computation and 'big data' Transformative role of computation and 'big data' SEAB - Foster presentation.pdf More Documents & Publications Slide 1 Nuclear Science and...

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NERSC Supercomputers Help Explain the Last Big Freeze  

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NERSC Supercomputers Help Explain the Last Big Freeze NERSC Supercomputers Help Explain the Last Big Freeze January 31, 2013 | Tags: Biological and Environmental Research (BER),...

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Cloud Computing and Big Data Intersect at NIST, January 15 ...  

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Cloud Computing and Big Data Intersect at NIST, January 15-17. ... "Cloud computing and big data are each powerful trends. ...

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Bend Electric Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information  

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icon Twitter icon Big Bend Electric Coop, Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Bend Electric Coop, Inc Place Washington Utility Id 1723 Utility Location Yes...

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Grass Valley Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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Grass Valley Geothermal Area Grass Valley Geothermal Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Grass Valley Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (2) 9 Exploration Activities (1) 10 References Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"TERRAIN","zoom":6,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"300px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.60333333,"lon":-117.645,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP  

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The Big Sky Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts during the first performance period fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks; development of GIS-based reporting framework; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. At the first Partnership meeting the groundwork was put in place to provide an assessment of capture and storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Complementary to the efforts on evaluation of sources and sinks is the development of the Big Sky Partnership Carbon Cyberinfrastructure (BSP-CC) and a GIS Road Map for the Partnership. These efforts will put in place a map-based integrated information management system for our Partnership, with transferability to the national carbon sequestration effort. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but other policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts begun in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long term viability. A series of meetings held in November and December, 2003, have laid the foundations for assessing the issues surrounding the implementation of a market-based setting for soil C credits. These include the impact of existing local, state, and federal permitting issues for terrestrial based carbon sequestration projects, consistency of final protocols and planning standards with national requirements, and alignments of carbon sequestration projects with existing federal and state cost-share programs. Finally, the education and outreach efforts during this performance period have resulted in a comprehensive plan which serves as a guide for implementing the outreach activities under Phase I. The primary goal of this plan is to increase awareness, understanding, and public acceptance of sequestration efforts and build support for a constituent based network which includes the initial Big Sky Partnership and other local and regional businesses and entities.

Susan M. Capalbo

2004-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP  

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The Big Sky Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts during the second performance period fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks; development of GIS-based reporting framework; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. At the first two Partnership meetings the groundwork was put in place to provide an assessment of capture and storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other western DOE partnerships. Efforts are also being made to find funding to include Wyoming in the coverage areas for both geological and terrestrial sinks and sources. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts begun in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long term viability. Scientifically sound information on MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies. Two key deliverables were completed this quarter--a literature review/database to assess the soil carbon on rangelands, and the draft protocols, contracting options for soil carbon trading. To date, there has been little research on soil carbon on rangelands, and since rangeland constitutes a major land use in the Big Sky region, this is important in achieving a better understanding of terrestrial sinks. The protocols developed for soil carbon trading are unique and provide a key component of the mechanisms that might be used to efficiently sequester GHG and reduce CO{sub 2} concentrations. Progress on other deliverables is noted in the PowerPoint presentations. A series of meetings held during the second quarter have laid the foundations for assessing the issues surrounding the implementation of a market-based setting for soil C credits. These meetings provide a connection to stakeholders in the region and a basis on which to draw for the DOE PEIS hearings. Finally, the education and outreach efforts have resulted in a comprehensive plan and process which serves as a guide for implementing the outreach activities under Phase I. While we are still working on the public website, we have made many presentations to stakeholders and policy makers, connections to other federal and state agencies concerned with GHG emissions, climate change, and efficient and environmentally-friendly energy production. In addition, we have laid plans for integration of our outreach efforts with the students, especially at the tribal colleges and at the universities involved in our partnership. This includes collaboration with the film and media arts departments at MSU, with outreach effort

Susan M. Capalbo

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetotellurics At Grass Valley Area (Morrison, Et Al., 1979) | Open  

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Grass Valley Area (Morrison, Et Al., 1979) Grass Valley Area (Morrison, Et Al., 1979) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Magnetotellurics At Grass Valley Area (Morrison, Et Al., 1979) Exploration Activity Details Location Grass Valley Area Exploration Technique Magnetotellurics Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes The attempt to carry out a detailed interpretation of a magnetotelluric survey has demonstrated some fundamental problems that must be addressed in future surveys and in future research. (see paper conclusions) References H. Frank Morrison, K i Ha Lee, Gary Oppliger, Abhi jit De (1979) Magnetotelluric Studies In Grass Valley, Nevada Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Magnetotellurics_At_Grass_Valley_Area_(Morrison,_Et_Al.,_1979)&oldid=387832"

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BIG SKY CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies and assessment frameworks; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. The groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research. Efforts are underway to showcase the architecture of the GIS framework and initial results for sources and sinks. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other western DOE partnerships. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the Partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long-term viability. Scientifically sound information on MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies.

Susan M. Capalbo

2005-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Grass, South Dakota: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon Green Grass, South Dakota: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI...

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Oak Ridge Reservation Native Grass Meeting - 1/26/10  

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1 Managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy Presentationname Oak Ridge Reservation Native Grass Meeting, January 26, 2010 Introduction - Mike Ryon Overview of...

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BigFoot Data Set Released  

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Meteorological Data Set Released The ORNL DAAC is pleased to announce the release of a data set associated with The BigFoot project: BIGFOOT Meteorological Data for North and South...

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Big Brothers needed in Northern New Mexico  

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Big Brothers Needed in Northern New Mexico Big Brothers Needed in Northern New Mexico Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit Big Brothers needed in Northern New Mexico If you can spare one lunch hour per week for a year, you can make a real difference in the life of a child through the "Lunch Buddies" program. January 1, 2013 dummy image Read our archives. Contacts Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email Research reveals that having a "Big" can have a positive, long-term influence on the children ages five through 18 who participate. If you can spare one lunch hour per week for a year, you can make a real difference in the life of a child through the "Lunch Buddies" program

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Microsoft Word - Big Eddy ROD.doc  

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Administration's Administration's Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project Record of Decision September 2011 Decision The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to construct the Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project in Wasco County, Oregon and Klickitat County, Washington. As described in the Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0421, July 2011), this project consists primarily of constructing a new, approximately 28-mile-long, 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and ancillary facilities between BPA's existing Big Eddy Substation in The Dalles, Oregon, to a proposed new Knight Substation that will be connected to an existing BPA line about 4 miles northwest of Goldendale, Washington. For the

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Big Data | OpenEI Community  

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Big Data Big Data Home Ianjkalin's picture Submitted by Ianjkalin(84) Contributor 23 September, 2012 - 15:52 Datapalooza Announcements APIs Big Data Datapalooza EDI EERE Open Data OpenEI New data has been liberated! Rmckeel's picture Submitted by Rmckeel(297) Contributor 31 August, 2012 - 12:54 Visualize energy APIs with a new OpenEI browser APIs Big Data cleanweb data OpenEI OpenEI has created a simple way to see energy APIs available to developers. See commercial and free energy APIs such as NREL's developer network, Genability, 3TIER, OpenEI APIs and more! Click here to get started. Energy Data Initiative (EDI) Description: Liberating Data as Fuel for Innovation Initiative Vision: Transform gigabytes into actionable intelligence, which accelerates job creation. Fuel entrepreneurs with previously untapped

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Big Blue Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Big Blue Wind Farm Big Blue Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Blue Wind Farm Facility Big Blue Wind Farm Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Exergy Developer Exergy Energy Purchaser Xcel Energy Location Blue Earth MN Coordinates 43.64324946°, -94.22179699° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.64324946,"lon":-94.22179699,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Transforming Big Data into Collective Awareness  

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Integrating social and sensor networks can transform big data, if treated as a knowledge commons, into a higher form of collective awareness that can motivate users to self-organize and create innovative solutions to various socioeconomic problems. The ... Keywords: Information management,Data handling,Data storage systems,Social network services,Computational modeling,Social factors,Smart grids,Data privacy,knowledge commons,big data,collective awareness,self-organizing systems

Jeremy Pitt, Aikaterini Bourazeri, Andrzej Nowak, Magda Roszczynska, Agnieszka Rychwalska, Inmaculada Rodriguez, Maite Lopez, Monica Florea, Mihai Sanduleac

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I fall into four areas: evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; designing an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies and assessment frameworks; and initiating a comprehensive education and outreach program. The groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO2 utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that would complement the ongoing DOE research agenda in Carbon Sequestration. The region has a diverse array of geological formations that could provide storage options for carbon in one or more of its three states. Likewise, initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil C on forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Both options include the potential for offsetting economic benefits to industry and society. Steps have been taken to assure that the GIS-based framework is consistent among types of sinks within the Big Sky Partnership area and with the efforts of other DOE regional partnerships. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological sequestration reflect this concern. Research is also underway to identify and validate best management practices for soil C in the Partnership region, and to design a risk/cost effectiveness framework to make comparative assessments of each viable sink, taking into account economic costs, offsetting benefits, scale of sequestration opportunities, spatial and time dimensions, environmental risks, and long-term viability. Scientifically sound MMV is critical for public acceptance of these technologies. Deliverables for the 7th Quarter reporting period include (1) for the geological efforts: Reports on Technology Needs and Action Plan on the Evaluation of Geological Sinks and Pilot Project Deployment (Deliverables 2 and 3), and Report on the Feasibility of Mineralization Trapping in the Snake River Plain Basin (Deliverable 14); (2) for the terrestrial efforts: Report on the Evaluation of Terrestrial Sinks and a Report of the Best Production Practices for Soil C Sequestration (Deliverables 8 and 15). In addition, the 7th Quarter activities for the Partnership included further development of the proposed activities for the deployment and demonstration phase of the carbon sequestration pilots including geological and terrestrial pilots, expansion of the Partnership to encompass regions and institutions that are complimentary to the steps we have identified, building greater collaborations with industry and stakeholders in the region, contributed to outreach efforts that spanned all partnerships, co-authorship on the Carbon Capture and Separation report, and developed a regional basis to address future energy opportunities in the region. The deliverables and activities are discussed in the following sections and appended to this report. The education and outreach efforts have resulted in a comprehensive plan which serves as a guide for implementing the outreach activities under Phase I. The public website has been expanded and integrated with the GIS carbon atlas. We have made presentations to stakeholders and policy makers including two tribal sequestration workshops, and made connections to other federal and state agencies concerned with GHG emissions, climate change, and efficient and environmental

Susan M. Capalbo

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CO2 and cost optimization of reinforced concrete footings using a hybrid big bang-big crunch algorithm  

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A procedure is developed for the design of reinforced concrete footings subjected to vertical, concentric column loads that satisfies both structural requirements and geotechnical limit states using a hybrid Big Bang-Big Crunch (BB-BC) algorithm. The ... Keywords: Big Bang-Big Crunch optimization, Computer aided design, Optimization, Reinforced concrete, Spread footings, Structural design, Sustainable design

Charles V. Camp; Andrew Assadollahi

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership  

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The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership, led by Montana State University, is comprised of research institutions, public entities and private sectors organizations, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Nez Perce Tribe. Efforts under this Partnership in Phase I are organized into four areas: (1) Evaluation of sources and carbon sequestration sinks that will be used to determine the location of pilot demonstrations in Phase II; (2) Development of GIS-based reporting framework that links with national networks; (3) Design of an integrated suite of monitoring, measuring, and verification technologies, market-based opportunities for carbon management, and an economic/risk assessment framework; (referred to below as the Advanced Concepts component of the Phase I efforts) and (4) Initiation of a comprehensive education and outreach program. As a result of the Phase I activities, the groundwork is in place to provide an assessment of storage capabilities for CO{sub 2} utilizing the resources found in the Partnership region (both geological and terrestrial sinks), that complements the ongoing DOE research agenda in Carbon Sequestration. The geology of the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region is favorable for the potential sequestration of enormous volume of CO{sub 2}. The United States Geological Survey (USGS 1995) identified 10 geologic provinces and 111 plays in the region. These provinces and plays include both sedimentary rock types characteristic of oil, gas, and coal productions as well as large areas of mafic volcanic rocks. Of the 10 provinces and 111 plays, 1 province and 4 plays are located within Idaho. The remaining 9 provinces and 107 plays are dominated by sedimentary rocks and located in the states of Montana and Wyoming. The potential sequestration capacity of the 9 sedimentary provinces within the region ranges from 25,000 to almost 900,000 million metric tons of CO{sub 2}. Overall every sedimentary formation investigated has significant potential to sequester large amounts of CO{sub 2}. Simulations conducted to evaluate mineral trapping potential of mafic volcanic rock formations located in the Idaho province suggest that supercritical CO{sub 2} is converted to solid carbonate mineral within a few hundred years and permanently entombs the carbon. Although MMV for this rock type may be challenging, a carefully chosen combination of geophysical and geochemical techniques should allow assessment of the fate of CO{sub 2} in deep basalt hosted aquifers. Terrestrial carbon sequestration relies on land management practices and technologies to remove atmospheric CO{sub 2} where it is stored in trees, plants, and soil. This indirect sequestration can be implemented today and is on the front line of voluntary, market-based approaches to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. Initial estimates of terrestrial sinks indicate a vast potential for increasing and maintaining soil Carbon (C) on rangelands, and forested, agricultural, and reclaimed lands. Rangelands can store up to an additional 0.05 mt C/ha/yr, while the croplands are on average four times that amount. Estimates of technical potential for soil sequestration within the region in cropland are in the range of 2.0 M mt C/yr over 20 year time horizon. This is equivalent to approximately 7.0 M mt CO{sub 2}e/yr. The forestry sinks are well documented, and the potential in the Big Sky region ranges from 9-15 M mt CO{sub 2} equivalent per year. Value-added benefits include enhanced yields, reduced erosion, and increased wildlife habitat. Thus the terrestrial sinks provide a viable, environmentally beneficial, and relatively low cost sink that is available to sequester C in the current time frame. The Partnership recognizes the critical importance of measurement, monitoring, and verification technologies to support not only carbon trading but all policies and programs that DOE and other agencies may want to pursue in support of GHG mitigation. The efforts in developing and implementing MMV technologies for geological and terrestrial sequestration re

Susan Capalbo

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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IOL: Africa's big plans for biofuel Africa's big plans for biofuel  

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IOL: Africa's big plans for biofuel Africa's big plans for biofuel By Clare Byrne Visitors to Madagascar, Senegal to South Africa, biofuels is the buzzword as African countries wake up to the possibility of using their vast spaces to grow crops that reduce their fossil fuel bill. Biofuels also carry

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Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon  

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Genome Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon The International Brachypodium Initiative* Three subfamilies of grasses, the Ehrhartoideae, Panicoideae and Pooideae, provide the bulk of human nutrition and are poised to become major sources of renewable energy. Here we describe the genome sequence of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium), which is, to our knowledge, the first member of the Pooideae subfamily to be sequenced. Comparison of the Brachypodium, rice and sorghum genomes shows a precise history of genome evolution across a broad diversity of the grasses, and establishes a template for analysis of the large genomes of economically important pooid grasses such as wheat. The high-quality genome sequence, coupled with ease of cultivation and transformation, small size and rapid life cycle, will help Brachypodium reach its

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Native Grass Community Management Plan for the Oak Ridge Reservation  

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Land managers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in East Tennessee are restoring native warm-season grasses and wildflowers to various sites across the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). Some of the numerous benefits to planting native grasses and forbs include improved habitat quality for wildlife, improved aesthetic values, lower long-term maintenance costs, and compliance with Executive Order 13112 (Clinton 1999). Challenges to restoring native plants on the ORR include the need to gain experience in establishing and maintaining these communities and the potentially greater up-front costs of getting native grasses established. The goals of the native grass program are generally outlined on a fiscal-year basis. An overview of some of the issues associated with the successful and cost-effective establishment and maintenance of native grass and wildflower stands on the ORR is presented in this report.

Ryon, Michael G [ORNL; Parr, Patricia Dreyer [ORNL; Cohen, Kari [ORNL

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinos' Instant Identity Changes Could Mean Big Things for the Big Bang  

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Neutrinos' Instant Identity Changes Could Mean Big Things for the Neutrinos' Instant Identity Changes Could Mean Big Things for the Big Bang Neutrinos' Instant Identity Changes Could Mean Big Things for the Big Bang July 11, 2011 - 12:23pm Addthis Scientists use the near detector to verify the intensity and purity of the muon neutrino beam leaving the Fermilab site. | Courtesy of Fermilab, photo by Peter Ginter Scientists use the near detector to verify the intensity and purity of the muon neutrino beam leaving the Fermilab site. | Courtesy of Fermilab, photo by Peter Ginter Charles Rousseaux Charles Rousseaux Senior Writer, Office of Science What are the key facts? Researchers at Fermilab have been studying neutrinos and how they might change, or oscillate, between their three different identities -- electron, muon and tau.

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Tackling Big Data Together | Department of Energy  

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Tackling Big Data Together Tackling Big Data Together Tackling Big Data Together February 21, 2013 - 5:43pm Addthis PNNL's Olympus supercomputer is one of the computational resources that will be used by members of the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing. Other resources include the University of Washington's Hyak supercomputer and cloud computing. PNNL's Olympus supercomputer is one of the computational resources that will be used by members of the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing. Other resources include the University of Washington's Hyak supercomputer and cloud computing. Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs A powerful coupling: UW's eScience Institute has advanced data-driven discovery, and the university's computational programs in physics, chemistry and astronomy are

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Big Geysers Geothermal Facility | Open Energy Information  

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Facility Facility Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Big Geysers Geothermal Facility General Information Name Big Geysers Geothermal Facility Facility Big Geysers Sector Geothermal energy Location Information Location Clear Lake, California Coordinates 38.772688555979°, -122.72887229919° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.772688555979,"lon":-122.72887229919,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Science and the Large Hadron Collider  

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the particle accelerator operating at CERN, is probably the most complex and ambitious scientific project ever accomplished by humanity. The sheer size of the enterprise, in terms of financial and human resources, naturally raises the question whether society should support such costly basic-research programs. I address this question here by first reviewing the process that led to the emergence of Big Science and the role of large projects in the development of science and technology. I then compare the methodologies of Small and Big Science, emphasizing their mutual linkage. Finally, after examining the cost of Big Science projects, I highlight several general aspects of their beneficial implications for society.

Gian Francesco Giudice

2011-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Rye-grass and Red clover on Morphology and Biomass allocation in  

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Effects of Rye-grass and Red clover on Morphology and Biomass allocation in Couch grass Yesudasan Production Ecology Uppsala 2013 #12;Effects of Rye-grass and Red clover on Morphology and Biomass allocation: 2013 Key words: competition, couch grass, weed control, rhizome, below ground biomass, morphological

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OSTI contribution to President's "Big Data Research and Development...  

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OSTI contribution to President's "Big Data Research and Development Initiative" Feature Archive In the age of Big Data, OSTI is playing a key role to ensure the impact of DOE...

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Energy Upgrades to Save Small Arizona Town Big Money | Department...  

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Energy Upgrades to Save Small Arizona Town Big Money Energy Upgrades to Save Small Arizona Town Big Money July 19, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis An aerial shot of Oro Valley, Ariz.'s town...

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Mining big data: current status, and forecast to the future  

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Big Data is a new term used to identify datasets that we can not manage with current methodologies or data mining software tools due to their large size and complexity. Big Data mining is the capability of extracting useful information ...

Wei Fan; Albert Bifet

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Flat Electric Coop Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Facebook icon Twitter icon Big Flat Electric Coop Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Flat Electric Coop Inc Place Montana Utility Id 1671 Utility Location Yes Ownership C...

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Big Horn County Elec Coop, Inc (Wyoming) | Open Energy Information  

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Twitter icon Big Horn County Elec Coop, Inc (Wyoming) Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Horn County Elec Coop, Inc Place Wyoming Utility Id 1683 References EIA Form EIA-861...

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Globus Online: Robust File Transfer of Big Data | Argonne National...  

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Globus Online: Robust File Transfer of Big Data Globus Online: Robust File Transfer of Big Data Globus Online is a software-as-a-service for secure, reliable, data management....

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SCIENCE ON SATURDAY- "The Large Hadron Collider: big science...  

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5, 2013, 9:30am Science On Saturday MBG Auditorium SCIENCE ON SATURDAY- "The Large Hadron Collider: big science for big questions" Professor James Olsen Department of Physics,...

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No "big trips" for the universe  

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It has been claimed in several papers that a phantom energy-dominated universe can undergo a ``big trip'', i.e., tunneling through a wormhole that grows faster than the cosmic substratum due to the accretion of phantom energy, and will reappear on the other mouth of the wormhole. We show that such claims are unfounded and contradict the Einstein equations.

Valerio Faraoni

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The Grizzly and the Big Brown Bears  

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Grizzly and the Big Brown Bears Grizzly and the Big Brown Bears Nature Bulletin No. 655-A November 12, 1977 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation THE GRIZZLY AND THE BIG BROWN BEARS In the early days, more tall tales were told about "Old Ephraim, " the grizzly bear, than any other animal. It had the reputation of being a bloodthirsty enemy of man and was given the scientific name Ursus horribilis by a taxonomist who had never seen a live one but had heard and read some of those yarns about its terrible ferocity and prodigious strength. The Grizzly is very intelligent and shrewd but, actually, has a rather phlegmatic disposition. It avoids people and will not attack unless provoked. Then, a female with cubs is unpredictable, and big game hunters say that a wounded grizzly is the most dangerous animal on earth. But ordinarily, as Earnest Thompson Seton observed, Ephraim is a peaceful giant who is perfectly satisfied to let you alone if you leave him alone.

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LINQits: big data on little clients  

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We present LINQits, a flexible hardware template that can be mapped onto programmable logic or ASICs in a heterogeneous system-on-chip for a mobile device or server. Unlike fixed-function accelerators, LINQits accelerates a domain-specific query language ... Keywords: ASIC, FPGA, big data, co-processor accelerator, database, mobile, query language

Eric S. Chung, John D. Davis, Jaewon Lee

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement Innovations Add Up to Big Savings for ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Measurement Innovations Add Up to Big Savings for Semiconductors. ... techniques for controlling radio-frequency electromagnetic energy and high ...

2012-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three subfamilies of grasses, the Ehrhartoideae, Panicoideae and Pooideae, provide the bulk of human nutrition and are poised to become major sources of renewable energy. Here we describe the genome sequence of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium), which is, to our knowledge, the first member of the Pooideae subfamily to be sequenced. Comparison of the Brachypodium, rice and sorghum genomes shows a precise history of genome evolution across a broad diversity of the grasses, and establishes a template for analysis of the large genomes of economically important pooid grasses such as wheat. The high-quality genome sequence, coupled with ease of cultivation and transformation, small size and rapid life cycle, will help Brachypodium reach its potential as an important model system for developing new energy and food crops.

Yang, Xiaohan [ORNL; Kalluri, Udaya C [ORNL; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Emerging trends around big data analytics and security: panel  

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This panel will discuss the interplay between key emerging security trends centered around big data analytics and security. With the explosion of big data and advent of cloud computing, data analytics has not only become prevalent but also a critical ... Keywords: analytics, big data, privacy, security

Rafae Bhatti; Ryan LaSalle; Rob Bird; Tim Grance; Elisa Bertino

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Biomass Investment Group Inc BIG | Open Energy Information  

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Investment Group Inc BIG Investment Group Inc BIG Jump to: navigation, search Name Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG) Place Asheville, North Carolina Zip 28806 Sector Biomass Product Developing large-scale production of biomass resources using environmentally-friendly and sustainable production systems and conversion technologies. References Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG) is a company located in Asheville, North Carolina . References ↑ "Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Biomass_Investment_Group_Inc_BIG&oldid=342850" Categories:

83

Big Sky Wind Facility | Open Energy Information  

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Sky Wind Facility Sky Wind Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Sky Wind Facility Facility Big Sky Wind Facility Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Edison Mission Energy Developer Edison Mission Energy Energy Purchaser PJM Market Location Bureau County IL Coordinates 41.579967°, -89.46177° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.579967,"lon":-89.46177,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Little critters, big energy | ornl.gov  

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Little critters, big energy Little critters, big energy ORNL team receives $2 million to study use of microbial electrolysis in biorefineries Abhijeet Borole assembles a microbial electrolysis cell to assess the hydrogen production from the bio-oil aqueous phase. Abhijeet Borole assembles a microbial electrolysis cell to assess the hydrogen production from the bio-oil aqueous phase. (hi-res image) Tennessee scientists are using one of Earth's smallest creatures to solve some of the government's biggest bioenergy problems. For the next three years, a $2.1 million grant is allowing researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to use a process called microbial electrolysis to transform plant biomass into hydrogen to produce energy-rich biofuel for use in combustion engines. With conventional technology, industries convert biomass into

85

Dark radiation emerging after big bang nucleosynthesis?  

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We show how recent data from observations of the cosmic microwave background may suggest the presence of additional radiation density which appeared after big bang nucleosynthesis. We propose a general scheme by which this radiation could be produced from the decay of nonrelativistic matter, we place constraints on the properties of such matter, and we give specific examples of scenarios in which this general scheme may be realized.

Fischler, Willy; Meyers, Joel [Theory Group, Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States) and Texas Cosmology Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

86

Managing Research Data in Big Science  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The project which led to this report was funded by JISC in 2010--2011 as part of its 'Managing Research Data' programme, to examine the way in which Big Science data is managed, and produce any recommendations which may be appropriate. Big science data is different: it comes in large volumes, and it is shared and exploited in ways which may differ from other disciplines. This project has explored these differences using as a case-study Gravitational Wave data generated by the LSC, and has produced recommendations intended to be useful variously to JISC, the funding council (STFC) and the LSC community. In Sect. 1 we define what we mean by 'big science', describe the overall data culture there, laying stress on how it necessarily or contingently differs from other disciplines. In Sect. 2 we discuss the benefits of a formal data-preservation strategy, and the cases for open data and for well-preserved data that follow from that. This leads to our recommendations that, in essence, funders should adopt rather lig...

Gray, Norman; Woan, Graham

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Big Canyon Creek Ecological Restoration Strategy.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

He-yey, Nez Perce for steelhead or rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), are a culturally and ecologically significant resource within the Big Canyon Creek watershed; they are also part of the federally listed Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS. The majority of the Big Canyon Creek drainage is considered critical habitat for that DPS as well as for the federally listed Snake River fall chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) ESU. The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (District) and the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management-Watershed (Tribe), in an effort to support the continued existence of these and other aquatic species, have developed this document to direct funding toward priority restoration projects in priority areas for the Big Canyon Creek watershed. In order to achieve this, the District and the Tribe: (1) Developed a working group and technical team composed of managers from a variety of stakeholders within the basin; (2) Established geographically distinct sub-watershed areas called Assessment Units (AUs); (3) Created a prioritization framework for the AUs and prioritized them; and (4) Developed treatment strategies to utilize within the prioritized AUs. Assessment Units were delineated by significant shifts in sampled juvenile O. mykiss (steelhead/rainbow trout) densities, which were found to fall at fish passage barriers. The prioritization framework considered four aspects critical to determining the relative importance of performing restoration in a certain area: density of critical fish species, physical condition of the AU, water quantity, and water quality. It was established, through vigorous data analysis within these four areas, that the geographic priority areas for restoration within the Big Canyon Creek watershed are Big Canyon Creek from stream km 45.5 to the headwaters, Little Canyon from km 15 to 30, the mainstem corridors of Big Canyon (mouth to 7km) and Little Canyon (mouth to 7km). The District and the Tribe then used data collected from the District's stream assessment and inventory, utilizing the Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (SVAP), to determine treatment necessary to bring 90% of reaches ranked Poor or Fair through the SVAP up to good or excellent. In 10 year's time, all reaches that were previously evaluated with SVAP will be reevaluated to determine progress and to adapt methods for continued success. Over 400 miles of stream need treatment in order to meet identified restoration goals. Treatments include practices which result in riparian habitat improvements, nutrient reductions, channel condition improvements, fish habitat improvements, invasive species control, water withdrawal reductions, improved hydrologic alterations, upland sediment reductions, and passage barrier removal. The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (District) and the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management Watershed Division (Tribe) developed this document to guide restoration activities within the Big Canyon Creek watershed for the period of 2008-2018. This plan was created to demonstrate the ongoing need and potential for anadromous fish habitat restoration within the watershed and to ensure continued implementation of restoration actions and activities. It was developed not only to guide the District and the Tribe, but also to encourage cooperation among all stakeholders, including landowners, government agencies, private organizations, tribal governments, and elected officials. Through sharing information, skills, and resources in an active, cooperative relationships, all concerned parties will have the opportunity to join together to strengthen and maintain a sustainable natural resource base for present and future generations within the watershed. The primary goal of the strategy is to address aquatic habitat restoration needs on a watershed level for resident and anadromous fish species, promoting quality habitat within a self-sustaining watershed. Seven objectives have been developed to support this goal: (1) Identify factors limiting quality

Rasmussen, Lynn; Richardson, Shannon

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Big Canyon Creek Ecological Restoration Strategy.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

He-yey, Nez Perce for steelhead or rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), are a culturally and ecologically significant resource within the Big Canyon Creek watershed; they are also part of the federally listed Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS. The majority of the Big Canyon Creek drainage is considered critical habitat for that DPS as well as for the federally listed Snake River fall chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) ESU. The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (District) and the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management-Watershed (Tribe), in an effort to support the continued existence of these and other aquatic species, have developed this document to direct funding toward priority restoration projects in priority areas for the Big Canyon Creek watershed. In order to achieve this, the District and the Tribe: (1) Developed a working group and technical team composed of managers from a variety of stakeholders within the basin; (2) Established geographically distinct sub-watershed areas called Assessment Units (AUs); (3) Created a prioritization framework for the AUs and prioritized them; and (4) Developed treatment strategies to utilize within the prioritized AUs. Assessment Units were delineated by significant shifts in sampled juvenile O. mykiss (steelhead/rainbow trout) densities, which were found to fall at fish passage barriers. The prioritization framework considered four aspects critical to determining the relative importance of performing restoration in a certain area: density of critical fish species, physical condition of the AU, water quantity, and water quality. It was established, through vigorous data analysis within these four areas, that the geographic priority areas for restoration within the Big Canyon Creek watershed are Big Canyon Creek from stream km 45.5 to the headwaters, Little Canyon from km 15 to 30, the mainstem corridors of Big Canyon (mouth to 7km) and Little Canyon (mouth to 7km). The District and the Tribe then used data collected from the District's stream assessment and inventory, utilizing the Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (SVAP), to determine treatment necessary to bring 90% of reaches ranked Poor or Fair through the SVAP up to good or excellent. In 10 year's time, all reaches that were previously evaluated with SVAP will be reevaluated to determine progress and to adapt methods for continued success. Over 400 miles of stream need treatment in order to meet identified restoration goals. Treatments include practices which result in riparian habitat improvements, nutrient reductions, channel condition improvements, fish habitat improvements, invasive species control, water withdrawal reductions, improved hydrologic alterations, upland sediment reductions, and passage barrier removal. The Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District (District) and the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management Watershed Division (Tribe) developed this document to guide restoration activities within the Big Canyon Creek watershed for the period of 2008-2018. This plan was created to demonstrate the ongoing need and potential for anadromous fish habitat restoration within the watershed and to ensure continued implementation of restoration actions and activities. It was developed not only to guide the District and the Tribe, but also to encourage cooperation among all stakeholders, including landowners, government agencies, private organizations, tribal governments, and elected officials. Through sharing information, skills, and resources in an active, cooperative relationships, all concerned parties will have the opportunity to join together to strengthen and maintain a sustainable natural resource base for present and future generations within the watershed. The primary goal of the strategy is to address aquatic habitat restoration needs on a watershed level for resident and anadromous fish species, promoting quality habitat within a self-sustaining watershed. Seven objectives have been developed to support this goal: (1) Identify factors limiting quality

Rasmussen, Lynn; Richardson, Shannon

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/eelGrass | Open Energy Information  

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eelGrass eelGrass < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage EelGrass.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization AeroVironment Inc Technology Resource Click here Wave Technology Type Click here Point Absorber - Submerged Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4 Proof of Concept Technology Description AV has developed an innovative device for harnessing the ocean s energy Anchored to the sea floor and floating beneath the surface its turbine generates clean energy as the float moves horizontally through the water responding to pressure changes from passing waves Unobtrusive silent and reliable it is an attractive alternative to other ocean energy devices Mooring Configuration Proprietary Technology Dimensions

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Blue Grass Energy Coop Corp | Open Energy Information  

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Grass Energy Coop Corp Grass Energy Coop Corp Jump to: navigation, search Name Blue Grass Energy Coop Corp Place Kentucky Utility Id 1886 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location RFC NERC RFC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png 100 Watt HPS- Acorn Fixture Lighting 100 Watt HPS- Cobra Head Lighting 100 Watt HPS- Colonial Fixture Lighting 100 Watt HPS- Open Bottom Lighting 100 Watt HPS- Ornamental Lighting 100 Watt HPS- Shoe Box Fixture Lighting 175 Watt MV Lighting 200 Watt HPS-Cobra Head Lighting 250 Watt HPS- Open Bottom Lighting 250 Watt HPS- Ornamental Lighting

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Why sequence Eukaryotic microbial metatranscriptome of blue grama grass  

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eukaryotic microbial metatranscriptome of blue grama grass eukaryotic microbial metatranscriptome of blue grama grass rhizosphere soils? About 50 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico is the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. The region is the intersection of several regional ecosystems, including grasslands, woodlands and riparian vegetation. The location is ideal for researchers to study how climate variability and climate change can act together to impact ecosystem dynamics and is known as the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site. This project focuses on the blue grama grass rhizosphere of the LTER site. Aridland ecosystems such as the one found in the Sevilleta represent at least a third of terrestrial biomes and are known for their nutrient-poor

92

Magnetotelluric Studies In Grass Valley, Nevada | Open Energy Information  

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Studies In Grass Valley, Nevada Studies In Grass Valley, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Reference Material: Magnetotelluric Studies In Grass Valley, Nevada Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: A program of detail magnetotelluric soundings was initiated in 1974 in Green Valley, Nevada, as part of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's major study of techniques for geothermal exploration in north central Nevada. The magnetotelluric program had three main goals; the determination of resistivity distribution at depths greater than that conveniently measured with other techniques; a comparison of the interpreted resistivity at shallow depth with the results of the other techniques ; and the evaluation of the SQUID or Josephson effect magnetometer i n practical

93

Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change July 1, 2010 - 3:35pm Addthis The Big Green Bus rolled into Washington, D.C., and parked outside the Department of Energy offices Monday to showcase its clean energy features. | Photo Courtesy of Joshua Delung | The Big Green Bus rolled into Washington, D.C., and parked outside the Department of Energy offices Monday to showcase its clean energy features. | Photo Courtesy of Joshua Delung | Joshua DeLung Twelve Dartmouth College students stopped at the U.S. Department of Energy Monday in a Big Green Bus, a 1989 MCI coach with an engine modified to run on waste vegetable oil. The students' goals are to promote alternative fuels and sustainable living with the slogan "Vehicle for

94

Managing Research Data in Big Science  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The project which led to this report was funded by JISC in 2010--2011 as part of its 'Managing Research Data' programme, to examine the way in which Big Science data is managed, and produce any recommendations which may be appropriate. Big science data is different: it comes in large volumes, and it is shared and exploited in ways which may differ from other disciplines. This project has explored these differences using as a case-study Gravitational Wave data generated by the LSC, and has produced recommendations intended to be useful variously to JISC, the funding council (STFC) and the LSC community. In Sect. 1 we define what we mean by 'big science', describe the overall data culture there, laying stress on how it necessarily or contingently differs from other disciplines. In Sect. 2 we discuss the benefits of a formal data-preservation strategy, and the cases for open data and for well-preserved data that follow from that. This leads to our recommendations that, in essence, funders should adopt rather light-touch prescriptions regarding data preservation planning: normal data management practice, in the areas under study, corresponds to notably good practice in most other areas, so that the only change we suggest is to make this planning more formal, which makes it more easily auditable, and more amenable to constructive criticism. In Sect. 3 we briefly discuss the LIGO data management plan, and pull together whatever information is available on the estimation of digital preservation costs. The report is informed, throughout, by the OAIS reference model for an open archive.

Norman Gray; Tobia Carozzi; Graham Woan

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

95

Finding the Needle in the Big Data Systems Haystack  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the increasing importance of big data, many new systems have been developed to "solve" the big data challenge. At the same time, famous database researchers argue that there is nothing new about these systems and that they're actually a step backward. ... Keywords: Information management,Data handling,Data storage systems,Indexes,OLAP,big data,mapreduce,key/value stores,analytic systems,database,OLTP

Tim Kraska

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... For retailers, big data supply ... is very similar to the way IT developed from the 1970s onward. ... of a complex distributed system such as an oil refinery. ...

2012-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Data, New Physics and Geospatial Super-Food  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Big Data, New Physics and Geospatial Super-Food. Purpose: As ... amazing. As it turns out, geospatial data are analytic super-food. ...

2011-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

98

Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Kevin Dome...  

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Carbon Services Vecta Oil & Gas, Ltd. Washington State University Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership-Kevin Dome Development Phase Project Background The U.S....

99

Big Data, Standards, the Common Information Model for Utility...  

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HostPoint of Contact: Emma Stewart This seminar will discuss Big Data, Standards, the CIM and the challenges for utilities moving away from application data 'silos' towards...

100

NETL: Carbon Storage - Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership  

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BSCSP BSCSP Carbon Storage Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership MORE INFO Additional information related to ongoing BSCSP efforts can be found on their website. The Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership (BSCSP) is led by Montana State University-Bozeman and represents a coalition of more than 60 organizations including universities, national laboratories, private companies, state agencies, Native American tribes, and international collaborators. The partners are engaged in several aspects of BSCSP projects and contribute to the efforts to deploy carbon storage projects in the BSCSP region. The BSCSP region encompasses Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, and eastern Washington and Oregon. BSCSP Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Region

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EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership -...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA,...

102

Geothermal Heat Pumps Deliver Big Savings for Federal Facilities...  

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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the authoring national laboratory. Geothermal heat pump surface water loops. Geothermal Heat Pumps Deliver Big Savings for Federal...

103

Creative homeland security : imagining the next big solar storm.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Creative Homeland Security: Imagining the next big solar storm aims to examine the use of creative practice within homeland security research. In this thesis, a (more)

Alfonso, Jonathan Rousseau

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

BIG SUN Energy Technology Incorporation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Technology Incorporation Place Taiwan Zip 303 Sector Solar Product Taiwan-based solar cell manufacturer. References BIG SUN Energy Technology Incorporation1 LinkedIn...

105

An Inquiry into History, Big History, and Metahistory  

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of Theoretical and Mathematical History Editors Column:An Inquiry into History,Big History, and Metahistory David C. Krakauer Santa Fe

Krakauer, David; Gaddis, John L; Pomeranz, Kenneth L

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

EA-1671: Big River Substation to Poston Substation 69-Kilovolt...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transmission Line Project, Arizona and California EA-1671: Big River Substation to Poston Substation 69-Kilovolt Transmission Line Project, Arizona and California Summary The...

107

Livermore installs big data machine | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

installs big data machine | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response...

108

Energy-Big voltage, little package... | ornl.gov  

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News DOE Pulse Media Contacts Media Mentions RSS Feeds News Home | ORNL | News | Story Tips SHARE Energy-Big voltage, little package Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new Stinger...

109

Big Point, Mississippi: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Bureau 2005 Place to 2006 CBSA Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigPoint,Mississippi&oldid227768" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

110

Big Timber, Montana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigTimber,Montana&oldid227781" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Beaver, Pennsylvania: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigBeaver,Pennsylvania&oldid227745" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

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Big Falls, Wisconsin: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigFalls,Wisconsin&oldid227753" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Wells, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigWells,Texas&oldid227783" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Coppitt Key, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Bureau 2005 Place to 2006 CBSA Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigCoppittKey,Florida&oldid227749" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

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Big Arm, Montana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Geographic Relationship Tables Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigArm,Montana&oldid227741" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Flats, New York: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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(All States, all geography) Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigFlats,NewYork&oldid227756" Categories: Places Cities What links here Related...

117

Big Cabin, Oklahoma: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigCabin,Oklahoma&oldid227748" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

118

Big Delta, Alaska: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Geographic Relationship Tables Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigDelta,Alaska&oldid227751" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

119

Big Bend, California: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Bureau 2005 Place to 2006 CBSA Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigBend,California&oldid227746" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

120

Big Sandy, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigSandy,Texas&oldid227775" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Stone Gap, Virginia: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigStoneGap,Virginia&oldid227780" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

122

Big Pine, California: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Bureau 2005 Place to 2006 CBSA Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigPine,California&oldid227766" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Lake, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigLake,Texas&oldid227762" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Piney, Wyoming: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigPiney,Wyoming&oldid227767" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Spring, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigSpring,Texas&oldid227777" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Groveland-Big Oak Flat, California: Energy Resources | Open Energy...  

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2005 Place to 2006 CBSA Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleGroveland-BigOakFlat,California&oldid236482" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

127

Big Run, Pennsylvania: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigRun,Pennsylvania&oldid227772" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

128

Big Falls, Minnesota: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigFalls,Minnesota&oldid227752" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

129

Big Lake, Missouri: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigLake,Missouri&oldid227761" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Sur, California: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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References USGS GNIS Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigSur,California&oldid306608" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Flat, Arkansas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigFlat,Arkansas&oldid227754" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

132

Big Lake, Alaska: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Geographic Relationship Tables Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigLake,Alaska&oldid227759" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Sandy, Tennessee: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigSandy,Tennessee&oldid227774" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

134

Big Pine Key, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Bureau 2005 Place to 2006 CBSA Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigPineKey,Florida&oldid227765" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

135

Big Springs, Nebraska: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigSprings,Nebraska&oldid227778" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

136

Big Bay, Michigan: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Bureau 2005 Place to 2006 CBSA Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigBay,Michigan&oldid227742" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

137

Big Lake, Washington: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Bureau 2005 Place to 2006 CBSA Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigLake,Washington&oldid227763" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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Big Creek, Mississippi: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Congressional Districts by Places. Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigCreek,Mississippi&oldid227750" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

139

Big Horn, Wyoming: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Geographic Relationship Tables Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigHorn,Wyoming&oldid227758" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here Related...

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From MOOC to MIIC: Can Effective Learning Be Big? | Princeton...  

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Science On Saturday MBG Auditorium From MOOC to MIIC: Can Effective Learning Be Big? Mung Chiang, Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering Princeton University...

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LDRD symposium focuses on materials in extremes, big data, and...  

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symposium focuses on materials in extremes, big data, and energy use impacts | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation...

142

NIST Big Data Working Group (NBD-WG)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... to the proposed BigData Top100 List (bigdatatop100.org), borrowing benchmarking ideas from the high-performance computing and transaction ...

143

Preliminary Results of Big Data - Materials Technology@TMS  

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Posted on: 08/02/2013. TMS and the Materials Research Society (MRS) have released the preliminary results of the big data survey project that the two...

144

Ventilation and Solar Heat Storage System Offers Big Energy Savings  

Ventilation and Solar Heat Storage System Offers Big Energy Savings ... Heat is either reflected away from the building with radiant barriers, or heat is absorbed

145

Big Stone City, South Dakota: Energy Resources | Open Energy...  

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with form History Share this page on Facebook icon Twitter icon Big Stone City, South Dakota: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia...

146

CLIMATE - Going small with big computers | ornl.gov  

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CLIMATE - Going small with big computers April 02, 2013 ORNL's supercomputers are allowing climate scientists to zoom in on smaller and smaller areas to try to determine whether...

147

GWASS: GRASS web application software system based on the GeoBrain web service  

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GRASS is a well-known geographic information system developed more than 30 years ago. As one of the earliest GIS systems, GRASS has currently survived mainly as free, open-source desktop GIS software, with users primarily limited to the research community ... Keywords: GIS, GRASS, SOA, Web service

Fang Qiu; Feng Ni; Bryan Chastain; Haiting Huang; Peisheng Zhao; Weiguo Han; Liping Di

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS OF CLOVER-GRASS MIXTURES FOR ETHANOL  

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and hemicelluloses, they can be considered as substrates for bioethanol production. Clover-grass pastures can be harvested several times a year and the green biomass can be collected and processed to bioethanol conversion of the whole slurry was comparable with that of the washed solid material, indicating

149

Native Grass Community Management Plan for the Oak Ridge Reservation  

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Path rush J. tenuis Fac 0.4 0.45 Green bullrush Scirpus atrovireus Obligate 0.4 0.45 Wool grass S. cyperinus Obligate 0.4 0.45 Many leaved rush S. polyphyllus Obligate 0.4 0.45...

150

Thermal analysis and characterization of Elephant grass ash  

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Conference Tools for 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition ... Here, ashes from incineration of elephant grass are characterized and its incorporation into clay to produce ... Moreover, thermal analysis was performed including gas emission ... Differential characterization of Ikperejere Iron shale and Iron sandstone deposit.

151

Does Big Oil Collude and Price Gouge? Big Oil came back into the headlines in recent weeks with another spike in gasoline  

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Does Big Oil Collude and Price Gouge? Big Oil came back into the headlines in recent weeks gasoline price spike, Congress summoned the executives of the Big Oil companies to testify about their enormous profits. Some commentators and pundits characterize the pricing policy of Big Oil as "price

Ahmad, Sajjad

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Big data, lifelong machine learning and transfer learning  

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A major challenge in today's world is the Big Data problem, which manifests itself in Web and Mobile domains as rapidly changing and heterogeneous data streams. A data-mining system must be able to cope with the influx of changing data in a continual ... Keywords: big data, lifelong machine learning, transfer learning

Qiang Yang

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Big data visual analytics for exploratory earth system simulation analysis  

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Rapid increases in high performance computing are feeding the development of larger and more complex data sets in climate research, which sets the stage for so-called ''big data'' analysis challenges. However, conventional climate analysis techniques ... Keywords: Big data, Climate, Data intensive computing, Data mining, Multivariate, Parallel coordinates, Sensitivity analysis, Statistical visualization, Visualization

Chad A. Steed, Daniel M. Ricciuto, Galen Shipman, Brian Smith, Peter E. Thornton, Dali Wang, Xiaoying Shi, Dean N. Williams

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

BIG Energy Upgrade: Procurement and Supply Chain report  

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BIG Energy Upgrade: Procurement and Supply Chain report ­ Green Deal and Energy Efficiency. Cover Image © Yorkshire Energy Services #12;BIG Energy Upgrade: Procurement and Supply Chain report ­ Green Deal and Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Supply Chains Delivery Professor S.C. Lenny Koh Dr Andrea

Wrigley, Stuart

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Recommendations for Technologies for Microgrids on the Big Island  

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Recommendations for Technologies for Microgrids on the Big Island Prepared for U.S. Department Island microgrids By Sentech, Inc. Bethesda, Maryland And University of Hawaii Hawaii Natural Energy for technologies to be used in future installation of Big Island microgrids Subtask 2.2 Deliverable #4 Prepared By

156

T: a data-centric cooling energy costs reduction approach for big data analytics cloud  

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Explosion in Big Data has led to a surge in extremely large-scale Big Data analytics platforms, resulting in burgeoning energy costs. Big Data compute model mandates strong data-locality for computational performance, and moves computations to data. ...

Rini T. Kaushik; Klara Nahrstedt

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design Principles for Effective Knowledge Discovery from Big Data  

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Big data phenomenon refers to the practice of collection and processing of very large data sets and associated systems and algorithms used to analyze these massive datasets. Architectures for big data usually range across multiple machines and clusters, and they commonly consist of multiple special purpose sub-systems. Coupled with the knowledge discovery process, big data movement offers many unique opportunities for organizations to benefit (with respect to new insights, business optimizations, etc.). However, due to the difficulty of analyzing such large datasets, big data presents unique systems engineering and architectural challenges. In this paper, we present three sys- tem design principles that can inform organizations on effective analytic and data collection processes, system organization, and data dissemination practices. The principles presented derive from our own research and development experiences with big data problems from various federal agencies, and we illustrate each principle with our own experiences and recommendations.

Begoli, Edmon [ORNL; Horey, James L [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Daddy s Biodiesel Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Daddy s Biodiesel Inc Daddy s Biodiesel Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Daddy's Biodiesel Inc Place Hereford, Texas Zip 79045 Product Biodiesel producer in Hereford, Texas. References Big Daddy's Biodiesel Inc[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Big Daddy's Biodiesel Inc is a company located in Hereford, Texas . References ↑ "Big Daddy's Biodiesel Inc" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Big_Daddy_s_Biodiesel_Inc&oldid=342725" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load)

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BNL | QCD Matter, Big Bang Physics  

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QCD Matter QCD Matter image Physicist Paul Sorensen next to the STAR detector at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider Exploring Matter at the Dawn of Time Brookhaven Lab leads the world in exploring how the matter that makes up atomic nuclei behaved just after the Big Bang. At that time, more than 13 billion years ago, there were no protons and neutrons-just a sea of "free" quarks and gluons, fundamental particles whose interactions are governed by nature's strongest force and described by the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). More than 1,000 scientists from around the nation and the world come to Brookhaven to recreate this "quark-gluon plasma" by accelerating heavy ions (atoms stripped of their electrons) to nearly the speed of light and smashing them together at the Lab's

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Big Horn 2 | Open Energy Information  

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2 2 Facility Big Horn 2 Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Iberdrola Renewables Developer Iberdrola Renewables Energy Purchaser MSR Public Power Agency Location Near Bickleton WA Coordinates 45.871889°, -120.292354° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.871889,"lon":-120.292354,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Manhattan Project: The "Big House"  

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THE "BIG HOUSE" THE "BIG HOUSE" Los Alamos Boys Ranch School and Los Alamos (The Town) Resources > Photo Gallery The "Big House," Los Alamos. The "Big House" was the dormitory for the Los Alamos Boys Ranch School. Students slept year-round on its unheated porches. During the Manhattan Project, the Big House contained, among other things, a library, the Chaplain's Office, and the Red Cross headquarters. Privileged guests and high-ranking civilians also sometimes stayed there. The photograph above is reproduced from Edith C. Truslow, with Kasha V. Thayer, ed., Manhattan Engineer District: Nonscientific Aspects of Los Alamos Project Y, 1942 through 1946 (Los Alamos, NM: Manhattan Engineer District, ca. 1946; first printed by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory as LA-5200, March 1973; reprinted in 1997 by the Los Alamos Historical Society), 58. The photograph below is of a group of Ranch School students in front of the Big House; it is reproduced from "Dateline: Los Alamos," a special issue of the monthly publication of Los Alamos National Laboratory (1995), 7. At the bottom is an "establishing shot" of Los Alamos in which Fuller Lodge and the Big House are visible in the distance to the left and the right, respectively; click here for more information on this photograph.

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Sweet Grass County, Montana: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Sweet Grass County, Montana: Energy Resources Sweet Grass County, Montana: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 45.7672796°, -109.8979907° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.7672796,"lon":-109.8979907,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Comparison of Arabinoxylan Structure in Bioenergy and Model Grasses  

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Arabinoxylan Arabinoxylan Structure in Bioenergy and Model Grasses Ameya R. Kulkarni, 1 Sivakumar Pattathil, 1 Michael G. Hahn, 1,2 William S. York, 1,3 and Malcolm A. O'Neill 1 1 Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and US Department of Energy BioEnergy Science Center, 2 Department of Plant Biology, and 3 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Abstract Heteroxylans were solubilized from the alcohol-insoluble residue of switchgrass, rice, Brachypodium, Miscanthus, foxtail millet, and poplar with 1 M KOH. A combination of enzymatic, chemical, nu- clear magnetic resonance (NMR), mass spectroscopic, and immu- nological techniques indicated that grass arabinoxylans have comparable structures and contain no discernible amount of the reducing end sequence present in dicot glucuronoxylan. Our data suggest that rice, Brachypodium, and foxtail

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Hydrothermal system in Southern Grass Valley, Pershing County, Nevada  

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Southern Grass Valley is a fairly typical extensional basin in the Basin and Range province. Leach Hot Springs, in the southern part of the valley, represents the discharge end of an active hydrothermal flow system with an estimated deep aquifer temperature of 163 to 176/sup 0/C. Results of geologic, hydrologic, geophysical and geochemical investigations are discussed in an attempt to construct an internally consistent model of the system.

Welch, A.H.; Sorey, M.L.; Olmsted, F.H.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact | Department of Energy  

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact December 14, 2010 - 12:35pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs This past Thursday, Secretary Chu delivered remarks to the Nanotechnology Innovation Summit in National Harbor, Maryland on how breakthroughs in nanotechnology are poised to transform the energy landscape. According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, "Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this

166

Help Solve Solar's Big Challenge | Department of Energy  

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Help Solve Solar's Big Challenge Help Solve Solar's Big Challenge Help Solve Solar's Big Challenge December 2, 2013 - 1:00pm Addthis Soft costs now account for more than 60% of the total price of installing residential solar energy systems. View the full infographic to learn more. Soft costs now account for more than 60% of the total price of installing residential solar energy systems. View the full infographic to learn more. Soft costs now account for more than 60% of the total price of installing residential solar energy systems. View the full infographic to learn more.

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact | Department of Energy  

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Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact Nanotechnology: Small Materials Making a Big Impact December 14, 2010 - 12:35pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs This past Thursday, Secretary Chu delivered remarks to the Nanotechnology Innovation Summit in National Harbor, Maryland on how breakthroughs in nanotechnology are poised to transform the energy landscape. According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, "Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this

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Perennial grass production for biofuels: Soil conversion considerations  

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The increased use of renewable fuels for energy offers the United States a mechanism for significantly reducing national dependency on imported oil, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving regional agricultural economies. As mandated by law, a wide range of issues have been raised regarding the net environmental impacts of implementation of these new technologies. While uncertainties regarding both positive and negative environmental influences still exist in many areas of this new technology, it is now possible to address with substantial certainty the positive aspects of perennial herbaceous energy crops on several important soil conservation issues. Past experience with forage grasses and recent research with switchgrass. A warm season perennial forage grass selected as one of the model bioenergy species, indicates that important benefits will be gained in the area of soil conservation as grasses replace energy-intensive annual row crops. These include reduced erosion, improved conservation of water and nutrients, and increased productivity of soils by the deep and vigorous rooting systems of perennial warm-season gasses.

McLaughlin, S.B. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Bransby, D.I. [Auburn Univ., AL (United States). Dept. of Agronomy and Soils; Parrish, D. [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States). Dept. of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact | Department of Energy  

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Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact February 16, 2012 - 12:30pm Addthis Electrofuels: Tiny Organisms Making a Big Impact Alexa McClanahan Communications Support Contractor to ARPA-E They say a picture is worth a thousand words - but what happens when what you want to look at is impossible to see? That's where the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy's Electrofuels program comes in. The 13 projects that make up the program seek to develop renewable liquid fuels that use microorganisms to harness chemical or electrical energy to convert carbon dioxide into liquid fuels, without using petroleum or biomass. For example, scientists at Columbia University are using bacteria to optimize the conversion of carbon dioxide and ammonia into a liquid transportation fuel

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Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) | Department of Energy  

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Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) Big Sky Trust Fund (Montana) < Back Eligibility Commercial Local Government Tribal Government Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Wind Home Weatherization Solar Program Info Start Date 2005 State Montana Program Type Grant Program Provider Montana Department of Commerce The Big Sky Trust Fund reimburses expenses incurred in the purchase, leasing, or relocation of real assets for direct use of the assisted business or employee training costs. A local or tribal government on behalf of any business may apply. The funding limit of the program is $5,000 per new qualifying job created or $7,500 per qualifying job created in a high poverty county. A dollar for dollar match (or 50% match in a high poverty

171

Big Windy (Great Escape Restaurant Turbine) | Open Energy Information  

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Big Windy (Great Escape Restaurant Turbine) Big Windy (Great Escape Restaurant Turbine) Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Windy (Great Escape Restaurant Turbine) Facility Big Windy (Great Escape Restaurant Turbine) Sector Wind energy Facility Type Community Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Great Escape Restaurant Location Schiller Park IL Coordinates 41.95547°, -87.865193° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.95547,"lon":-87.865193,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change | Department of Energy  

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Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change Big Green Bus: A Vehicle for Change July 1, 2010 - 3:35pm Addthis The Big Green Bus rolled into Washington, D.C., and parked outside the Department of Energy offices Monday to showcase its clean energy features. | Photo Courtesy of Joshua Delung | The Big Green Bus rolled into Washington, D.C., and parked outside the Department of Energy offices Monday to showcase its clean energy features. | Photo Courtesy of Joshua Delung | Joshua DeLung Twelve Dartmouth College students stopped at the U.S. Department of Energy Monday in a Big Green Bus, a 1989 MCI coach with an engine modified to run on waste vegetable oil. The students' goals are to promote alternative fuels and sustainable living with the slogan "Vehicle for Change" on this sixth-annual cross-country educational tour.

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Big Horn Rural Electric Co (Montana) | Open Energy Information  

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Co (Montana) Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Horn Rural Electric Co Place Montana Utility Id 1675 References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File220101 LinkedIn...

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New Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers | Department  

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Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers New Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers May 16, 2012 - 4:22pm Addthis New Efficiency Standards Mean Big Energy Savings for Consumers April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? By 2030, energy efficiency standards passed since 2009 will save nearly $350 billion total for consumers. Energy efficiency standards for residential clothes washers and dishwashers alone will save consumers approximately $20 billion in energy and water costs through 2030. As part of the Obama Administration's energy strategy, Energy Department officials have been hard at work helping American families save money by saving energy. Since 2009, we've issued nearly 40 common-sense energy

175

EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase 886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana SUMMARY This EA will evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal for the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnership to demonstrate the viability and safety of CO2 storage in a regionally significant subsurface formation in Toole County, Montana and to promote the commercialization of future

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EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase 6: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana EA-1886: Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Large Volume CO2 Injection-Site Characterization, Well Drilling, and Infrastructure Development, Injection, MVA, and Site Closure, Kevin Dome, Toole County, Montana SUMMARY This EA will evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal for the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnership to demonstrate the viability and safety of CO2 storage in a regionally significant subsurface formation in Toole County, Montana and to promote the commercialization of future

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Microsoft Word - BigBendSootblowerPPA_Final_061306.doc  

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34 Big Bend Power Station Neural Network-Sootblower Optimization A DOE Assessment June 2006 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory...

178

Y-12s Moon Box ? a big hit in Texas  

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Moon Box - a big hit in Texas On Monday, March 12, 2012, one of Y-12's prize historical artifacts, the Y-12 History Center's Moon Box (Apollo Lunar Sample Return Container), made...

179

SC08HPC1_Big Picture.indd  

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soon deploy another called "global scratch," that allow users to access nearly all their data regardless of the Big-picture Storage Approach Re-thinking data strategies is...

180

Big Country Electric Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Commercial: 0.1060kWh Industrial: 0.1010kWh References "EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1a" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigC...

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Big Flats Airport, New York: Energy Resources | Open Energy Informatio...  

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Bureau 2005 Place to 2006 CBSA Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleBigFlatsAirport,NewYork&oldid227755" Categories: Places Stubs Cities What links here...

182

BigFoot GPP and NPP Summaries, 2000-2004  

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GPP and NPP Summaries, 2000-2004 GPP and NPP Summaries, 2000-2004 Reflectance data from MODIS, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer onboard NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite Terra ( http://landval.gsfc.nasa.gov/MODIS/index.html ), is used to produce several science products including land cover, leaf area index (LAI), gross primary production (GPP) and net primary production (NPP). The overall goal of the BigFoot Project was to provide validation of these products. Background information on the BigFoot Project is available at: http://www.fsl.orst.edu/larse/bigfoot/index.html. A set of NPP/GPP summary figures was developed for each of the 9 BigFoot sites. Each set contains images and figures associated with creating the BigFoot NPP and GPP products, comparing them to MODIS products, and

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Energy, economic and environmental implications of production of grasses as biomass feedstocks  

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Perennial prairie grasses offer many advantages to the developing biofuels industry. High yielding varieties of native prairie grasses such as switchgrass, which combine lower levels of nutrient demand, diverse geographical growing range, high net energy yields and high soil and water conservation potential indicate that these grasses could and should supplement annual row crops such as corn in developing alternative fuels markets. Favorable net energy returns, increased soil erosion prevention, and a geographically diverse land base that can incorporate energy grasses into conventional farm practices will provide direct benefits to local and regional farm economies and lead to accelerated commercialization of conversion technologies. Displacement of row crops with perennial grasses will have major agricultural, economic, sociologic and cross-market implications. Thus, perennial grass production for biofuels offers significant economic advantages to a national energy strategy which considers both agricultural and environmental issues.

Downing, M.; McLaughlin, S.; Walsh, M.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perennial grasses for energy and conservation: Evaluating some ecological agricultural, and economic issues  

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Perennial prairie grasses offer many advantages to the developing biofuels industry. High yielding varieties of native prairie grasses such as switchgrass, which combine lower levels of nutrient demand, diverse geographical growing range, high net energy yields and high soil and water conservation potential indicate that these grasses could and should supplement annual row crops such as corn in developing alternative fuels markets. Favorable net energy returns, increased soil erosion prevention, and a geographically diverse land base that can incorporate energy grasses into conventional farm practices will provide direct benefits to local and regional farm economies and lead to accelerated commercialization of conversion technologies. Displacement of row crops with perennial grasses will have major agricultural, economic, sociologic and cross-market implications. Thus, perennial grass production for biofuels offers significant economic advantages to a national energy strategy which considers both agricultural and environmental issues.

Downing, M.; Walsh, M.; McLaughlin, S.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Validation Phase  

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership-Validation Phase Background The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven partnerships, through its Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) initiative, to determine the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), a greenhouse gas (GHG) which can contribute to global climate change. The RCSPs are made up of state and local agencies, coal companies, oil and gas companies, electric utilities,

186

LiBeB and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The dual origin of population II Li7, in both big bang nucleosynthesis and galactic cosmic-ray nucleosynthesis is discussed. It is argued that with additional Li6 data, stringent limits on the degree of Li7 depletion can be obtained. Li7 depletion is also constrained by the concordance of big bang predictions with observational determinations of light element abundances. Stringent limits can also be obtained for a fixed primordial D/H abundance.

Keith A. Olive; Brian D. Fields

1999-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Illegal Pathways to Illegal Profits: The Big Cigarette Companies and International Smuggling  

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Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .VII. Ways to Stop Cigarette Company Smuggling . . . . . . 30The Big Cigarette Companies and International Smuggling

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Sweet Grass Hills and Blackfeet Indians: Sacredness, Land, and Institutional Discrimination.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The Sweet Grass Hills of north-central Montana are part of the four Tribes of the Blackfoot Confederacys traditional territory and play a vital role in (more)

Sheets, Cassie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - S08266_App_A-2.doc  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

2 2 2011 Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity Results This page intentionally left blank U.S. Department of Energy Fernald Preserve, Ohio, Wetland Mitigation Monitoring Report Appendix A-2, 2011 Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity Results Doc. No. S08266 May 2012 Page A-2-1 Table A-2-1. BAPW2 Wetland Vegetation Monitoring Data Summary Total Species 34 Native Species 30 Non-Native (Adventive) Species 4 Average CC b 2.78 Species Common Name Type CC b Nativity Wetland Indicator c Relative Cover Alisma subcordatum SOUTHERN WATER- PLANTAIN forb 2 native OBL 0.296% Ambrosia artemisiifolia COMMON RAGWEED forb 0 native FACU 0.075% Ammannia robusta SESSILE TOOTH-CUP forb 7 native OBL 0.296% Andropogon gerardii BIG BLUESTEM grass 5 native FAC 1.035% Asclepias incarnata SWAMP MILKWEED forb 4 native OBL 0.739%

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Microseisms in geothermal exploration: studies in Grass Valley, Nevada  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Frequency-wavenumber (f-k) spectra of seismic noise in the bands 1 less than or equal to f less than or equal to 10 Hz in frequency and parallel bar k parallel bar less than or equal to 35.7 cycles/km in wavenumber, measured at several places in Grass Valley, Nevada, exhibit numerous features which can be correlated with variations in surface geology and sources associated with hot spring activity. Exploration techniques for geothermal reservoirs, based upon the spatial distribution of the amplitude and frequency characteristics of short-period seismic noise, are applied and evaluated in a field program at a potential geothermal area in Grass Valley, Nevada. A detailed investigation of the spatial and temporal characteristics of the noise field was made to guide subsequent data acquisition and processing. Contour maps of normalized noise-level derived from carefully sampled data are dominated by the hot spring noise source and the generally high noise levels outlining the regions of thick alluvium. Major faults are evident when they produce a shallow lateral contrast in rock properties. Conventional seismic noise mapping techniques cannot differentiate noise anomalies due to buried seismic sources from those due to shallow geological effects. The noise radiating from a deep reservoir ought to be evident as body waves of high phase velocity with time-invariant source azimuth. A small two-dimensional array was placed at 16 locations in the region to map propagation parameters. The f-k spectra reveal local shallow sources, but no evidence for a significant body wave component in the noise field was found. With proper data sampling, array processing provides a powerful method for mapping the horizontal component of the vector phase velocity of the noise field. In Grass Valley, and probably in most areas, the 2 to 10 Hz microseismic field is predominantly fundamental mode Rayleigh waves controlled by the very shallow structure.

Liaw, A.L.C.

1977-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Rethinking Abstractions for Big Data: Why, Where, How, and What  

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Big data refers to large and complex data sets that, under existing approaches, exceed the capacity and capability of current compute platforms, systems software, analytical tools and human understanding. Numerous lessons on the scalability of big data can already be found in asymptotic analysis of algorithms and from the high-performance computing (HPC) and applications communities. However, scale is only one aspect of current big data trends; fundamentally, current and emerging problems in big data are a result of unprecedented complexity--in the structure of the data and how to analyze it, in dealing with unreliability and redundancy, in addressing the human factors of comprehending complex data sets, in formulating meaningful analyses, and in managing the dense, power-hungry data centers that house big data. The computer science solution to complexity is finding the right abstractions, those that hide as much triviality as possible while revealing the essence of the problem that is being addressed. The "big data challenge" has disrupted computer science by stressing to the very limits the familiar abstractions which define the relevant subfields in data analysis, data management and the underlying parallel systems. As a result, not enough of these challenges are revealed by isolating abstractions in a traditional software stack or standard algorithmic and analytical techniques, and attempts to address complexity either oversimplify or require low-level management of details. The authors believe that the abstractions for big data need to be rethought, and this reorganization needs to evolve and be sustained through continued cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Mary Hall; Robert M. Kirby; Feifei Li; Miriah Meyer; Valerio Pascucci; Jeff M. Phillips; Rob Ricci; Jacobus Van der Merwe; Suresh Venkatasubramanian

2013-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Observing the Dynamics of Wildland Grass Fires: FireFluxA Field Validation Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Grass fires, although not as intense as forest fires, present a major threat to life and property during periods of drought in the Great Plains of the United States. Recently, major wildland grass fires in Texas burned nearly 1.6 million acres ...

Craig B. Clements; Ryan Perna; Meongdo Jang; Daegyun Lee; Monica Patel; Susan Street; Shiyuan Zhong; Scott Goodrick; Ju Li; Brian E. Potter; Xindi Bian; Warren E. Heilman; Joseph J. Charney; Glenn Aumann

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Joint Genome Institute: First Wild Grass Species and Model System for  

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February 10, 2010 February 10, 2010 First Wild Grass Species and Model System for Energy Crops Sequenced WALNUT CREEK, CA-As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) works toward developing sustainable sources of clean renewable energy, perennial grasses have emerged as major candidates for the commercial production of cellulosic biofuels from feedstocks. However, little is known about the specific biological traits of the grasses that might contribute to their usefulness for energy production, in part because such grasses typically have long lifecycles and possess large, complex genomes, making them difficult to study. Representative genomes for two of the three major subfamilies of grasses-those that include rice, maize, sorghum and sugar cane-have already been sequenced. Now in the February 11 edition of the journal

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New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County | Department of Energy  

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New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County August 25, 2010 - 12:00pm Addthis Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Officials at Sherburne County's Government Center in Minnesota had a problem: the complex's original boilers, installed in 1972, were in desperate need of replacing. The two boilers were inefficient, labor intensive and well past their life expectancy. Any upgrades to the system were put on hold as the county tightened its purse strings amid a tough economy. "We kept asking: 'Can we make these things last one more year?'" says Dave Lucas, Sherburne County's solid waste administrator. However, hopes for a new set of boilers were revived in April after the

195

Tiny Glass Bubbles With Big Potential | Department of Energy  

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Tiny Glass Bubbles With Big Potential Tiny Glass Bubbles With Big Potential Tiny Glass Bubbles With Big Potential August 19, 2011 - 12:32pm Addthis SRNL's Porous Walled Hollow Glass Microspheres (which are about half the width of a human hair in diameter) have a network of interconnected pores that enable them to be filled with, hold and release gases and other materials. | Image courtesy of SRNL SRNL's Porous Walled Hollow Glass Microspheres (which are about half the width of a human hair in diameter) have a network of interconnected pores that enable them to be filled with, hold and release gases and other materials. | Image courtesy of SRNL Liisa O'Neill Liisa O'Neill Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? SRNL's porous walled glass microspheres allow the potential for

196

Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project | Department  

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Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project August 16, 2012 - 2:19pm Addthis New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to serve 8,000 Northwest homes. Construction of the chip pretreatment structure, shown here, is scheduled to be completed in 2013. | Photo courtesy of Bonneville Power Administration. New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to

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Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential |  

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Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential Cutting-Edge Building Technologies Offer Big Energy Savings Potential November 5, 2013 - 3:36pm Addthis The Building Technologies Office’s Emerging Technologies Program works to advance new commerical building technologies that are expected to reach the marketplace in five years or less. | Photo of National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Building Technologies Office's Emerging Technologies Program works to advance new commerical building technologies that are expected to reach the marketplace in five years or less. | Photo of National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility by Dennis Schroeder, National

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Big Spring I Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Big Spring I Wind Farm Big Spring I Wind Farm Facility Big Spring I Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Caithness Developer York Research Energy Purchaser TXU Electric & Gas Location Howard County TX Coordinates 32.146715°, -101.398244° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.146715,"lon":-101.398244,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs |  

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Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs Department of Energy Supercomputer Helps Design More Efficient Big Rigs February 8, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - BMI Corporation, a company in South Carolina, in partnership with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has successfully developed a technology that will make semi trucks more fuel efficient with the potential to save millions of gallons of fuel. Utilizing the nation's most powerful computer, BMI Corp designed a SmartTruck UnderTray System, a set of integrated aerodynamic fairings that improve the aerodynamics of 18-wheeler (Class 8) long-haul trucks. If all 1.3 million Class 8 trucks in the U.S. were configured with these components, companies could achieve annual savings of 1.5 billion gallons

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Power Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Contribution to  

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Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Contribution to America's Progress Power Marketing Administrations Poised to Make Another Big Contribution to America's Progress March 16, 2012 - 9:00am Addthis Lauren Azar Senior Advisor to Secretary Chu Most Americans have never heard of the Department of Energy's Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), but these four organizations are a crucial part of the country's electricity infrastructure - past, present and future. Starting with the Bonneville Power Administration in 1937, Congress established the Power Marketing Administrations to distribute and sell electricity from a network of more than 130 federally built hydroelectric dams, including the Hoover Dam, the Columbia River dams, and others throughout the United States. While the PMAs -- which also include the

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Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City | Department of Energy  

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Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City Big Energy Savings for Small Idaho City September 30, 2010 - 4:28pm Addthis Renovations to Pinehurst’s City Hall are saving residents of this bedroom community $1,335 a year | Photo courtesy of Pinehurst Renovations to Pinehurst's City Hall are saving residents of this bedroom community $1,335 a year | Photo courtesy of Pinehurst Kevin Craft What are the key facts? Renovations to city hall will save Pinehurst, Id. $1,335 a year. The project is providing work for local contractor. New insulation cuts roof heat loss in half. The Pinehurst City Hall had been in need of renovations for quite some time. Constructed in the 1960s, the building had received few physical upgrades during its lifetime. Its flat roof and lack of insulation made the roof

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Warm coats, big thanks | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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Community / Warm coats, big thanks Community / Warm coats, big thanks Warm coats, big thanks Posted: January 9, 2014 - 2:23pm Over the last 12 years, Y-12ers have donated almost 7000 coats, sweaters and other winter wear to the Volunteer Ministry Center. As East Tennessee faces the coldest temperatures seen in a long while, Y-12ers have shown their volunteer spirit for the twelfth straight year by helping countless people stay warm thanks to another successful United Way Coat Drive to benefit the Volunteer Ministry Center. In total, the site donated 589 coats and winter wear items, 64 pairs of gloves, 47 scarves, and 66 hats and toboggans, which VMC makes available to the public through its Knoxville office. In addition, this year's efforts were expanded to include collection of toiletries for VMC. Y-12 collected more than 20 copy paper boxes full of

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Big Bend Preventorium Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal Facility | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Preventorium Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Preventorium Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Bend Preventorium Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Facility Big Bend Preventorium Sector Geothermal energy Type Greenhouse Location Big Bend, California Coordinates 39.6982182°, -121.4608015° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[]}

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Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project | Department  

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Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project August 16, 2012 - 2:19pm Addthis New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to serve 8,000 Northwest homes. Construction of the chip pretreatment structure, shown here, is scheduled to be completed in 2013. | Photo courtesy of Bonneville Power Administration. New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to

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Big Spring II Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Big Spring II Wind Farm Big Spring II Wind Farm Facility Big Spring II Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Caithness Developer York Research Energy Purchaser TXU Electric & Gas Location Howard County TX Coordinates 32.146715°, -101.398244° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.146715,"lon":-101.398244,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County | Department of Energy  

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Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County New Boilers, Big Savings for Minnesota County August 25, 2010 - 12:00pm Addthis Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Officials at Sherburne County's Government Center in Minnesota had a problem: the complex's original boilers, installed in 1972, were in desperate need of replacing. The two boilers were inefficient, labor intensive and well past their life expectancy. Any upgrades to the system were put on hold as the county tightened its purse strings amid a tough economy. "We kept asking: 'Can we make these things last one more year?'" says Dave Lucas, Sherburne County's solid waste administrator. However, hopes for a new set of boilers were revived in April after the

207

Natural Gas for the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green)  

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the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green) the Long Haul (Big Rigs Go Green) JOHN DAVIS: No one has been hit harder by rising fuel prices than America's long-haul commercial truckers. A big rig can easily burn 20,000 gallons of fuel a year, and with diesel prices projected to keep rising, this not only pinches the trucker's bottom line, but that extra cost is passed on to American consumers. Meanwhile, natural gas prices have remained stable and are forecast to stay that way for years to come. Up to now, demand for natural gas as a transportation fuel has been mostly for compressed natural gas used by light and medium-duty vehicles. City buses, refuse haulers, utilities, and

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Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California | Department of  

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Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California October 15, 2012 - 4:40pm Addthis A portion of the new 141 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system at Monterey County’s Laurel Yard Complex in Salinas, California. The system is expected to save the county thousands of dollars a year in energy costs. Click here to see a panoramic view of the entire solar array. | Photo courtesy of Santa Cruz Westside Electric, DBA Sandbar. A portion of the new 141 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system at Monterey County's Laurel Yard Complex in Salinas, California. The system is expected to save the county thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.

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Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California Solar Power Generates Big Savings in Salinas, California October 15, 2012 - 4:40pm Addthis A portion of the new 141 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system at Monterey County’s Laurel Yard Complex in Salinas, California. The system is expected to save the county thousands of dollars a year in energy costs. Click here to see a panoramic view of the entire solar array. | Photo courtesy of Santa Cruz Westside Electric, DBA Sandbar. A portion of the new 141 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system at Monterey County's Laurel Yard Complex in Salinas, California. The system is expected to save the county thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.

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Microsoft Word - NEPA Big Sky Final EA .doc  

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886 886 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT For The Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Kevin Dome Carbon Storage Project U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY April 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Kevin Dome Carbon Storage Project National Energy Technology Laboratory Final Environmental Assessment i April 2013 COVER SHEET Responsible Agency: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Title: Environmental Assessment for the Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership - Phase III: Kevin Dome Carbon Storage Project (DOE/EA-1886) Contact: For additional copies or more information about this Environmental Assessment, please contact: Mr. Bill Gwilliam U.S. Department of Energy

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Analysis of Subsidence Data for the Big Hill Site, Texas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The elevation change data measured at the Big Hill SPR site over the last 10 years has been studied and a model utilized to project elevation changes into the future. The subsidence rate at Big Hill is low in comparison with other Strategic Petroleum Reserve sites and has decreased with time due to the maintenance of higher operating pressures and the normal decrease in creep closure rate of caverns with time. However, the subsidence at the site is projected to continue. A model was developed to project subsidence values 20 years into the future; no subsidence related issues are apparent from these projections.

Bauer, Stephen J.

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The BigHorn Home Improvement Center; Silverthorne, Colorado  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The BigHorn Home Improvement Center in Silverthorne, Colorado, was designed using a whole-building approach, looking at the way that the building's site, windows, walls, floors, electrical, and mechanical systems could work together most efficiently. The center includes a hardware store and building materials warehouse space, and features a 9.0 kw photovoltaic system to provide an average of 25% of the building's electricity. The BigHorn Center is one of the nation's first commercial buildings to integrate daylighting and natural ventilation cooling systems into a retail space. It is expected to reduce energy costs by 62% compared to conventionally designed retail buildings.

Epstein, K.; Torcellini, P.

2001-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Low frequency electromagnetic prospecting system. [Grass Valley, KGRA  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A prototype portable electromagnetic sounding system was assembled and depth sounding survey was conducted in Grass Valley, Nevada, as a part of a program to evaluate geophysical techniques in geothermal exploration. A horizontal loop transmitter of radius 50 meters operating between .01 Hz and 100 Hz was used in conjunction with a SQUID magnetometer. A digital synchronous detector was used for on site processing of magnetometer output. This detector allowed useful data acquisition with transmitter-receiver separation of up to 2 km with power requirements of less than 72 watts. Conductive sediments (1 to 10 ohm-m) of thicknesses of up to 1.5 km were well resolved with this system, and the interpreted sections compared very well with dc resistivity measurements made with much heavier equipment and larger arrays in the same area.

Jain, B.K.

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-value renewable energy from prairie grasses  

SciTech Connect

Projected economic benefits of renewable energy derived from a native prairie grass, switchgrass, include nonmarket values that can reduce net fuel costs to near zero. At a farm gate price of $44.00/dry Mg, an agricultural sector model predicts higher profits for switchgrass than conventional crops on 16.9 million hectares (ha). Benefits would include an annual increase of $6 billion in net farm returns, a $1.86 billion reduction in government subsidies, and displacement of 44-159 Tg/year (1 Tg = 10{sup 12} g) of greenhouse gas emissions. Incorporating these values into the pricing structure for switchgrass bioenergy could accelerate commercialization and provide net benefits to the U.S. economy.

McLaughlin Jr, Samuel B [ORNL; De La Torre Ugarte, D. [University of Tennessee; Garten Jr, Charles T [ORNL; Lynd, L. [Dartmouth College; Sanderson, M. [USDA ARS; Tolbert, Virginia R [ORNL; Wolf, D. [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on  

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6: May 29, 2006 6: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices on AddThis.com... Fact #426: May 29, 2006 The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices

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Two-and Three-Dimensional Modelling Studies of the Big Thompson Storm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Big Thompson storm occurred on 31 July1 August 1976 over Big Thompson Canyon, Colorado, when a secondary cold frontal surge was accelerated and reached the foothills of the Front Range. Two- and three-dimensional moist compressible cloud ...

Masanori Yoshizaki; Yoshi Ogura

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OpenMSI: A Science Gateway to Sort Through Bio-Imaging's Big...  

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OpenMSI: A Science Gateway to Sort Through Bio-Imaging's Big Datasets OpenMSI: A Science Gateway to Sort Through Bio-Imaging's Big Datasets August 27, 2013 | Tags: Basic Energy...

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Proposed Action and Alternatives 2-40 Big Eddy-Knight Transmission...  

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Transmission Project Final EIS July 2011 Figure 2-18. View of BPA's Big Eddy Substation from Columbia View Drive (looking east) Figure 2-19. View of Entrance to Big Eddy...

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Rebates Cut the Price of Big-Time Efficiency Upgrades | Department...  

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Rebates Cut the Price of Big-Time Efficiency Upgrades Rebates Cut the Price of Big-Time Efficiency Upgrades February 22, 2010 - 5:52pm Addthis One of the smartest ways for...

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: County Fleet Goes Big on Idle Reduction,  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

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Production of sugarcane and tropical grasses as renewable energy source. Third annual report, 1979-1980  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Research continued on tropical grasses from Saccharum and related genera as sources of intensively-propagated fiber and fermentable solids. Candidate screening for short-rotation grasses was expanded to include six sorghum x Sudan grass hybrids developed by the Dekalb Company. Sugacane and napier grass yield trends in year 3 include: (1) Increased yields with delay of harvest frequency; (2) lack of response to close spacing; (3) a superiority of napier grass over sugarcane when harvested at intervals of six months or less; and (4) a general superiority of the sugarcane variety NCo 310 over varieties PR 980 and PR 64-1791. Delayed tasseling of a wild, early-flowering S. spontaneum hybrid enabled three crosses to be made in December using commercial hybrids as female parents. Approximately 1000 seedlings were produced. The first field-scale minimum tillage experiment was completed. Sordan 77 produced 2.23 OD tons/acre/10 weeks, with winter growing conditions and a total moisture input of 4.75 inches. Mechanization trials included successful planting of napier grass with a sugarcane planter, and the mowing, solar-drying, and round--baling of napier grass aged three to six months. Production-cost and energy-balance studies were initiated during year 3 using first-ratoon data for intensively propagated sugarcane. Preliminary cost estimates for energy cane (sugarcane managed for total biomass rather than sucrose) were in the order of $25.46/OD ton, or about $1.70/mm Btus.

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1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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John C. Mather, the Big Bang, and the COBE  

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John C. Mather, the Big Bang, and the COBE John C. Mather, the Big Bang, and the COBE Resources with Additional Information · Videos John C. Mather Courtesy of NASA "Dr. John C. Mather of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has won the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Mather shares the prize with George F. Smoot of the University of California for their collaborative work on understanding the Big Bang. Mather and Smoot analyzed data from NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), which studied the pattern of radiation from the first few instants after the universe was formed. In 1992, the COBE team announced that they had mapped the primordial hot and cold spots in the cosmic microwave background radiation. These spots are related to the gravitational field in the early universe, only instants after the Big Bang, and are the seeds for the giant clusters of galaxies that stretch hundreds of millions of light years across the universe. ...

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The Big Basics Book of Word for Windows 95  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

From the Publisher:It's complete! It's easy! It's a great value! Users who want one big book with lots of information at a great low price can stop their search-Que's got it right here! With a highly visual format, users will learn quickly, with confidence ...

Que Development Group

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small Buildings = Big Opportunity for Energy Savings (Fact Sheet)  

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Small buildings have a big impact on energy use. In the United States, 44.6 million small buildings consume 44% of the overall energy used in buildings, presenting an enormous opportunity to cut costs, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions.

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2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

People's Physics Book Ch13-1 The Big Ideas  

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to the mismatched frame rates of the camera and TV screen.) Electrical current coming out of your plug is an examplePeople's Physics Book Ch13-1 The Big Ideas: The name electric current is given to the phenomenon that occurs when an electric field moves down a wire at close to the speed of light. Voltage is the electrical

California at Santa Cruz, University of

226

Methodological Review: 'Big data', Hadoop and cloud computing in genomics  

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Since the completion of the Human Genome project at the turn of the Century, there has been an unprecedented proliferation of genomic sequence data. A consequence of this is that the medical discoveries of the future will largely depend on our ability ... Keywords: Big data, Bioinformatics, Cloud computing, Genomics, Hadoop

Aisling O' Driscoll, Jurate Daugelaite, Roy D. Sleator

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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McKinsey Global Institute Big data: The next frontier  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

McKinsey Global Institute Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity June 2011 #12;The McKinsey Global Institute The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), established in 1990, is McKinsey & Company's business and economics research arm. MGI's mission is to help leaders

Chen, Keh-Hsun

228

Big Bayou Creek and Little Bayou Creek Watershed Monitoring Program  

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Biological monitoring of Little Bayou and Big Bayou creeks, which border the Paducah Site, has been conducted since 1987. Biological monitoring was conducted by University of Kentucky from 1987 to 1991 and by staff of the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from 1991 through March 1999. In March 1998, renewed Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) permits were issued to the US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Enrichment Corporation. The renewed DOE permit requires that a watershed monitoring program be developed for the Paducah Site within 90 days of the effective date of the renewed permit. This plan outlines the sampling and analysis that will be conducted for the watershed monitoring program. The objectives of the watershed monitoring are to (1) determine whether discharges from the Paducah Site and the Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) associated with the Paducah Site are adversely affecting instream fauna, (2) assess the ecological health of Little Bayou and Big Bayou creeks, (3) assess the degree to which abatement actions ecologically benefit Big Bayou Creek and Little Bayou Creek, (4) provide guidance for remediation, (5) provide an evaluation of changes in potential human health concerns, and (6) provide data which could be used to assess the impact of inadvertent spills or fish kill. According to the cleanup will result in these watersheds [Big Bayou and Little Bayou creeks] achieving compliance with the applicable water quality criteria.

Kszos, L.A.; Peterson, M.J.; Ryon; Smith, J.G.

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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People's Physics book Ch 2-1 The Big Idea  

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People's Physics book Ch 2-1 The Big Idea Energy is a measure of the amount of, or potential for, dynamical activity in something. The total amount of energy in the universe is always the same universe. A group of things (we'll use the word system) has a certain amount of energy. Energy can be added

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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BIG BEAR SOLAR OBSERVATORY CENTER FOR SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL RESEARCH  

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BIG BEAR SOLAR OBSERVATORY CENTER FOR SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL RESEARCH Faculty Position in Solar Physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology A tenure track faculty position in solar physics is available of NJIT's program in solar physics, visit http://solar.njit.edu. Applicants are required to have a Ph

231

Hazy: making it easier to build and maintain big-data analytics  

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Racing to unleash the full potential of big data with the latest statistical and machine-learning techniques.

Arun Kumar; Feng Niu; Christopher R

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Where the Sky Is the Right Color: Scale and Air Pollution in the Big Bend Region  

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sources implicated in Big Bend haze, namely coal-fired power plants; eliminating those plants or powering them through alternate

Donez, Francisco Juan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Satellite and Radar Remote Sensing of Southern Plains Grass Fires: A Case Study  

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Many large grass fires occurred in north Texas and southern Oklahoma on 9 April 2009, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and burning thousands of acres of grasslands, producing large smoke and debris plumes that were visible from various ...

Thomas A. Jones; Sundar A. Christopher

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Turbulent Surface Flux Parameterizations over Tall Grass in a Beijing Suburb  

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Numerical weather and climate prediction systems necessitate accurate land surfaceatmosphere fluxes, whose determination typically replies on a suite of parameterization schemes. The authors present a field investigation over tall grass in a ...

Linlin Wang; Zhiqiu Gao; Zaitao Pan; Xiaofeng Guo; Elie Bou-Zeid

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Remote sensing classification of grass seed cropping practices in western Oregon  

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Our primary objective was extending knowledge of major crop rotations and stand establishment conditions present in 4800 grass seed fields surveyed over three years in western Oregon to the entire Willamette Valley through classification of multiband ...

George W. Mueller-Warrant; Gerald W. Whittaker; Stephen M. Griffith; Gary M. Banowetz; Bruce D. Dugger; Tiffany S. Garcia; Guillermo Giannico; Kathryn L. Boyer; Brenda C. McComb

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparative Evaluation of an Eulerian CFD and Gaussian Plume Models Based on Prairie Grass Dispersion Experiment  

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A theoretical and statistical comparison of a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model with two Gaussian plume models is proposed on the Prairie Grass data field experiment for neutral conditions, using both maximum arcwise ...

E. Demael; B. Carissimo

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - CX-BigEddy-Ostrander_WEB.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4 4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Elizabeth Johnson - TFR-The Dalles Natural Resource Specialist Proposed Action: Perform routine access road maintenance within the Big Eddy-Ostrander No. 1 transmission line corridor Budget Information: Work Order # 00261716 PP&A Project No.: PP&A 1706 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.3, Routine maintenance activities...for structures, rights-of-way, infrastructures such as roads, equipment... routine maintenance activities, corrective....are required to maintain... infrastructures...in a condition suitable for a facility to be used for its designed purpose. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Location: The project area is located along BPA's Big Eddy-Ostrander No. 1 transmission line

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Big Smile Wind Farm (Dempsey Ridge) | Open Energy Information  

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Smile Wind Farm (Dempsey Ridge) Smile Wind Farm (Dempsey Ridge) Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Smile Wind Farm (Dempsey Ridge) Facility Big Smile Wind Farm (Dempsey Ridge) Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Acciona Developer Acciona Location Roger Mills County OK Coordinates 35.508363°, -99.739494° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.508363,"lon":-99.739494,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Wind Power Project (Lanai) | Open Energy Information  

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Project (Lanai) Project (Lanai) Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Wind Power Project (Lanai) Facility Big Wind Power Project (Lanai) Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status Proposed Location Lanai Island HI Coordinates 20.828844°, -156.928825° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":20.828844,"lon":-156.928825,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Stone County, Minnesota: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Big Stone County, Minnesota: Energy Resources Big Stone County, Minnesota: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 45.4932045°, -96.4724° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.4932045,"lon":-96.4724,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Sequoia tops Graph 500 list of 'big data' supercomputers  

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ATL062113_graph ATL062113_graph 06/21/2013 The Livermore Lab's Sequoia supercomputer topped the biannual Graph 500 list of the world's fastest systems for "big data" this week. The Graph 500 benchmark measures the speed with which a supercomputer can "connect the dots" within a massive set of data. Sequoia traversed 15,363 connections per second. Sequoia tops Graph 500 list of 'big data' supercomputers Donald B Johnston, LLNL, (925) 423-4902, johnston19@llnl.gov LLNL's 20 petaflops Sequoia supercomputer has retained its No. 1 ranking on the Graph 500 list, a measure of a system's ability to conduct analytic calculations -- finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. An IBM Blue Gene Q system, Sequoia was able to traverse 15,363 giga edges per second on a scale of 40 graph (a graph with 2^40 vertices). The new

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NREL: News Feature - Small Improvements to Make Big Difference  

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Small Improvements to Make Big Difference Small Improvements to Make Big Difference January 26, 2011 Photo rendering of the fully built Research Support Facility. Enlarge image This artist's rendering shows how the Research Support Facility will look once the ARRA funded expansion project is complete at the end of 2011. Courtesy of RNL Old memo from the boss: Your goal for 2010 - build one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). New memo from the boss: Your goal for 2011 - repeat 2010 goal and increase energy efficiency by 17 percent. Fortunately for NREL, these goals are being achieved thanks to $39 million in funding for the new RSF wing from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA funding allowed a planned 138,000 square

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NREL: News Feature - NREL Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center  

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Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center March 22, 2012 An aerial photograph of the National Wind Technology Center site shows three large wind turbines with other smaller wind turbines in the background. Mountains are in the background of the photo behind the site. Enlarge image The most noticeable change at the NWTC in recent years is the addition of multi-megawatt wind turbines used for a wide variety of R&D activities in collaboration with industry partners. Credit: Dennis Schroeder The Front Range environment at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is harsh. The winds - the very reason the NWTC is there - have little mercy. The frigid cold of winter gives way to the baking sun of summer. Yet in the midst of this difficult landscape, the future of wind energy grows

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Pre-Big Bang, vacuum and noncyclic cosmologies  

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WMAP and Planck open the way to unprecedented Big Bang phenomenology, potentially allowing to test the standard Big Bang model as well as less conventional approaches including noncyclic pre-Big Bang cosmologies that would incorporate a new fundamental scale beyond the Planck scale and, possibly, new ultimate constituents of matter. Alternatives to standard physics can be considered from a cosmological point of view concerning vacuum structure, the nature of space-time, the origin and evolution of our Universe, the validity of quantum field theory and conventional symmetries, solutions to the cosmological constant problem, inflationary scenarios, dark matter and dark energy, the interpretation of string-like theories... Lorentz-like symmetries for the properties of matter (standard or superbradyonic) can then be naturally stable space-time configurations resulting from general cosmological scenarios that incorporate physics beyond the Planck scale and describe the formation and evolution of the present vacuum. But an even more primordial question seems to be that of the origin of half-integer spins, that cannot be generated through orbital angular momentum in the usual real space-time. It turns out that the use of a spinorial space-time with two complex coordinates instead of the conventional four real ones presents several attractive features. Taking the cosmic time to be the modulus of a SU(2) spinor leads by purely geometric means to a naturally expanding universe, with a ratio between cosmic relative velocities and distances equal to the inverse of the age of the Universe. No reference to standard matter, hidden fields, gravitation or relativity is required to get such a result that looks quite reasonable from an observational point of view. We discuss basic ideas and phenomenological issues for noncyclic pre-Big Bang cosmologies in the present context.

Luis Gonzalez-Mestres

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Supernova bangs as a tool to study big bang  

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Supernovae and gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in observed Universe. This educational review tells about supernovae and their applications in cosmology. It is explained how to understand the production of light in the most luminous events with minimum required energy of explosion. These most luminous phenomena can serve as primary cosmological distance indicators. Comparing the observed distance dependence on red shift with theoretical models one can extract information on evolution of the Universe from Big Bang until our epoch.

Blinnikov, S. I., E-mail: Sergei.Blinnikov@itep.ru [Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature-gradient and heat flow data, Grass Valley, Nevada  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A series of 16 shallow and intermediate-depth temperature-gradient holes were drilled for Sunoco Energy Development Co. in Grass Valley, Pershing County, Nevada, on leases held by Aminoil USA, Inc., under the cost-sharing industry-linked program of the Department of Energy. Thirteen shallow (85-152 m) and 3 intermediate-depth (360-457 m) holes were completed and logged during the period June through September, 1979. The locations of these holes and of pre-existing temperature-gradient holes are shown on plate 1. This report constitutes a final data transmittal and disclosure of results. The drilling subcontractor was Southwest Drilling and Exploration, Inc. of Central, Utah. They provided a Gardner-Denver 15W rig, a 3-man crew, and supporting equipment. A l l holes were drilled with mud as the circulating medium. Drilling histories for each hole are summarized in table 1. GeothermEx, Inc. performed on-site geological descriptions of the cuttings; obtained several temperature profiles for each hole, including an equilibrium profile taken 23 days or more after cessation of drilling; selected samples for thermal conductivity measurements; integrated temperature, temperature-gradient, and heat-flow data obtained in this project with published values; and prepared this report.

Koenig, James B.; Gardner, Murray C.

1979-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Bend Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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Big Bend Hot Springs Geothermal Area Big Bend Hot Springs Geothermal Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Big Bend Hot Springs Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (0) 10 References Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"TERRAIN","zoom":6,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"300px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.0217,"lon":-121.9183,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Three dimensional simulation for Big Hill Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).  

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3-D finite element analyses were performed to evaluate the structural integrity of caverns located at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve's Big Hill site. State-of-art analyses simulated the current site configuration and considered additional caverns. The addition of 5 caverns to account for a full site and a full dome containing 31 caverns were modeled. Operations including both normal and cavern workover pressures and cavern enlargement due to leaching were modeled to account for as many as 5 future oil drawdowns. Under the modeled conditions, caverns were placed very close to the edge of the salt dome. The web of salt separating the caverns and the web of salt between the caverns and edge of the salt dome were reduced due to leaching. The impacts on cavern stability, underground creep closure, surface subsidence and infrastructure, and well integrity were quantified. The analyses included recently derived damage criterion obtained from testing of Big Hill salt cores. The results show that from a structural view point, many additional caverns can be safely added to Big Hill.

Ehgartner, Brian L. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Park, Byoung Yoon; Sobolik, Steven Ronald (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Lee, Moo Yul (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM)

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Big Data Platforms as a Service: Challenges and Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service has revolutionized the manner in which users commission computing infrastructure. Coupled with Big Data platforms (Hadoop, Cassandra), IaaS has democratized the ability to store and process massive datasets. For users that need to customize or create new Big Data stacks, however, readily available solutions do not yet exist. Users must first acquire the necessary cloud computing infrastructure, and manually install the prerequisite software. For complex distributed services this can be a daunting challenge. To address this issue, we argue that distributed services should be viewed as a single application consisting of virtual machines. Users should no longer be concerned about individual machines or their internal organization. To illustrate this concept, we introduce Cloud-Get, a distributed package manager that enables the simple installation of distributed services in a cloud computing environment. Cloud-Get enables users to instantiate and modify distributed services, including Big Data services, using simple commands. Cloud-Get also simplifies creating new distributed services via standardized package definitions.

Horey, James L [ORNL; Gunasekaran, Raghul [ORNL; Lim, Seung-Hwan [ORNL; Begoli, Edmon [ORNL; Nutaro, James J [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Windy Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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Big Windy Hot Springs Geothermal Area Big Windy Hot Springs Geothermal Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Big Windy Hot Springs Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (0) 10 References Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"TERRAIN","zoom":6,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"300px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":65.2292,"lon":-144.4986,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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EIS-0377: Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7: Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project 7: Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project EIS-0377: Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project SUMMARY A systems study was carried out to identify the most appropriate locations to interconnect the proposed Big Stone II power plant to the regional utility grid. The study also identified transmission line and substation upgrades and modifications that would be required to support the addition of 600 MW of capacity within the system. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD August 24, 2009 EIS-0377: Record of Decision Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project June 1, 2009 EIS-0377: Final Environmental Impact Statement Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project October 26, 2007 EIS-0377: Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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DEMONSTRATION OF BLACK LIQUOR GASIFICATION AT BIG ISLAND  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Technical Progress Report provides an account of the status of the project for the demonstration of Black Liquor Gasification at Georgia-Pacific Corporation's Big Island, VA facility. The report also includes budget information and a milestone schedule. The project to be conducted by G-P is a comprehensive, complete commercial-scale demonstration that is divided into two phases. Phase I is the validation of the project scope and cost estimate. Phase II is project execution, data acquisition and reporting, and consists of procurement of major equipment, construction and start-up of the new system. Phase II also includes operation of the system for a period of time to demonstrate the safe operation and full integration of the energy and chemical recovery systems in a commercial environment. The objective of Phase I is to validate the process design and to engineer viable solutions to any technology gaps. This phase includes engineering and planning for the integration of the full-scale MTCI/StoneChem PulseEnhanced{trademark} black liquor steam-reformer chemical recovery system into G-P's operating pulp and paper mill at Big Island, Virginia. During this phase, the scope and cost estimate will be finalized to confirm the cost of the project and its integration into the existing system at the mill. The objective of Phase II of the project is the successful and safe completion of the engineering, construction and functional operation of the fully integrated full-scale steam reformer process system. This phase includes installation of all associated support systems and equipment required for the enhanced recovery of both energy and chemicals from all of the black liquor generated from the pulping process at the Big Island Mill. The objective also includes operation of the steam reformer system to demonstrate the ability of the system to operate reliably and achieve designed levels of energy and chemical recovery while maintaining environmental emissions at or below the limits set by the environmental permits.

Robert DeCarrera

2003-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydroliquefaction of Big Brown lignite in supercritical fluids  

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Big Brown lignite was liquefied in a fixed bed tube reactor. Three solvents were used in the liquefaction studies, toluene, cyclohexane and methanol. Two co-solvents, tetralin and water were used with toluene. The effects of the solvents and co-solvents were investigated. Supercritical fluid is the fluid at the temperature and pressure above its critical values. Toluene was the main supercritical fluid used in this study. Tetralin and water as co-solvents can contribute hydrogen to stabilize the free radicals produced during liquefaction reaction. The total conversion of Big Brown lignite and yield of liquid were increased. Water is not as good as tetralin in producing hydrogen, but it can increase the polarity of the solvent, which increases the solvency of supercritical fluids. The liquid product was found to consist primarily of saturated hydrocarbons. It illustrated that the free radicals were saturated by hydrogen during liquefaction. Alkylated aromatics and furans are also common chemical species present in the liquid products. The aromatic species were predominantly alkylated phenols, benzenes, indenes, pyridines and naphthalenes. At the supercritical conditions of this study, temperature and flowrate of the solvent were not important to the conversion of Big Brown lignite and yield of liquid, since supercritical fluids have gas-like viscosities with very high solubilities. To get more liquid products, the main point is to produce more free radicals from coal, inhibit the recombination of these radicals, and prevent the decomposition of these radicals to gas. Tetralin and water are good co-solvents for coal hydroliquefaction. Further research on the mechanism of water as a co-solvent in coal hydroliquefaction was recommended.

Chen, Hui

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings  

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energy feedback and energy feedback and "staff monitors" to reinforce commu- nication and activity led to improved routine practices and significant energy savings. Members of the Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego regional energy management team with an example poster from their energy awareness program. (Photo courtesy FEMP/NRSMSD.) Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings The Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Area (NRSMSD) regional energy management team achieved significant energy savings at the three major complexes: Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Point Loma, result- ing largely from a well organized energy awareness program centered on energy data

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Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings  

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monthly energy feedback and monthly energy feedback and "staff monitors" to reinforce commu- nication and activity led to improved routine practices and significant energy savings. Members of the Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego regional energy management team with an example poster from their energy awareness program. (Photo courtesy FEMP/NRSMSD.) Data, Feedback, & Awareness Lead to Big Energy Savings The Navy Region Southwest Metro San Diego Area (NRSMSD) regional energy management team achieved significant energy savings at the three major complexes: Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Point Loma, result- ing largely from a well organized energy awareness program centered on energy data

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Tachyon cosmology, supernovae data, and the big brake singularity  

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We compare the existing observational data on type Ia supernovae with the evolutions of the Universe predicted by a one-parameter family of tachyon models which we have introduced recently [Phys. Rev. D 69, 123512 (2004)]. Among the set of the trajectories of the model which are compatible with the data there is a consistent subset for which the Universe ends up in a new type of soft cosmological singularity dubbed big brake. This opens up yet another scenario for the future history of the Universe besides the one predicted by the standard {lambda}CDM model.

Keresztes, Z.; Gergely, L. A.; Gorini, V.; Moschella, U.; Kamenshchik, A. Yu. [Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Szeged, Tisza Lajos krt 84-86, Szeged 6720 (Hungary); Department of Experimental Physics, University of Szeged, Dom Ter 9, Szeged 6720 (Hungary); Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Szeged, Tisza Lajos krt 84-86, Szeged 6720 (Hungary); Department of Experimental Physics, University of Szeged, Dom Ter 9, Szeged 6720 (Hungary); Department of Applied Science, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 OAA (United Kingdom); Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche e Mathematiche, Universita dell'Insubria, Via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como (Italy); INFN, sezione di Milano, Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna (Italy); L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kosygin street 2, 119334 Moscow (Russian Federation)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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TMS-MRS Big Data Survey Highlighted at MGI Anniversary Event  

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Jun 23, 2013 ... The recently completed big data survey project jointly conducted by TMS and the Materials Research Society (MRS) was among those...

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Notice of Availability and Public Hearings of the Big Stone II...  

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CODE 6450-01-P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DOE EIS-0377)...

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TMS-MRS Big Data Survey Highlighted at MGI Anniversary Event  

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Jun 23, 2013 ... Purdue Research Center Focuses on Computational Materi. ... The recently completed big data survey project jointly conducted by TMS and...

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Microsoft Word - CX-BigEddy-RedmondWoodPoles_WEB.doc  

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Clearance Memorandum Darrell Aaby Line Foreman III - TFDF-Redmond Proposed Action: Wood pole replacements at select locations along the Big Eddy-Redmond and Redmond-Pilot...

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Save Some Green--Grass AND Dollars--with These Lawn Care Tips | Department  

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Save Some Green--Grass AND Dollars--with These Lawn Care Tips Save Some Green--Grass AND Dollars--with These Lawn Care Tips Save Some Green--Grass AND Dollars--with These Lawn Care Tips August 3, 2009 - 10:38am Addthis Chris Stewart Senior Communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Especially for home owners who have automatic sprinkler systems, it's easy to forget that regular summer watering uses a tremendous amount of water and can contribute to higher than necessary water bills. Consider these easy tips for saving money and water when caring for your lawn: Water only when your lawn needs it. The rule of thumb is that your lawn needs one inch of water per week. If you walk across your lawn and leave footprints, it's time to water. Or you can use a screwdriver as a probe to test soil moisture. If it goes in easily, don't water.

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Big China Solar Energy Group | Open Energy Information  

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China Solar Energy Group China Solar Energy Group Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Big China Solar Energy Group Name Big China Solar Energy Group Address 8-306, Dingtaifenghua Community,Qianhai Road, Nanshan District Place Guangdong, China Sector Solar Product Solar Energy Products Phone number 0086-0755-86172740 Website http://www.bigchinasolar.cn/ Coordinates 22.532988°, 113.930436° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":22.532988,"lon":113.930436,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership | Open Energy Information  

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Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Name Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership Address 2327 University Way, 3rd Floor Place Bozeman, Montana Zip 59715 Region Pacific Northwest Area Phone number 406-994-3755 Notes One of the US DOE's seven regional carbon sequestration partnerships. Coordinates 45.6565752°, -111.041813° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.6565752,"lon":-111.041813,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Primordial Lithium Abundance in Catalyzed Big Bang Nucleosynthesis  

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There exists a well known problem with the Li7+Be7 abundance predicted by standard big bang nucleosynthesis being larger than the value observed in population II stars. The catalysis of big bang nucleosynthesis by metastable, \\tau_X \\ge 10^3 sec, charged particles X^- is capable of suppressing the primordial Li7+Be7, abundance and making it consistent with the observations. We show that to produce the correct abundance, this mechanism of suppression places a requirement on the initial abundance of X^- at temperatures of 4\\times 10^8 K to be on the order of or larger than 0.02 per baryon, which is within the natural range of abundances in models with metastable electroweak-scale particles. The suppression of Li7+Be7, is triggered by the formation of (Be7X^-), compound nuclei, with fast depletion of their abundances by catalyzed proton reactions, and in some models by direct capture of X^- on Be7. The combination of Li7+Be7 and Li6 constraints favours the window of lifetimes, 1000s \\la tau_X \\leq 2000 s.

Chris Bird; Kristen Koopmans; Maxim Pospelov

2007-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Big Horn Wind Power Project | Open Energy Information  

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Wind Power Project Wind Power Project Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Horn Wind Power Project Facility Big Horn Wind Power Project Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Iberdrola Renewables Developer PPM Energy Inc Energy Purchaser Modesto-Santa Clara-Redding Public Power Agency Location Klickitat County WA Coordinates 45.935948°, -120.284085° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.935948,"lon":-120.284085,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Influence of Pyrolysis Parameters and CaCl2 Catalyzer on Pyrolysis of Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.)  

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Elephant grass is a fast growing and low nutrient demand plant with significant potential as a renewable energy source. In this work, the influence of heating temperatures, N2sweeping gas flow rates and CaCl2 catalyzer weights on the yields of products ... Keywords: biomass, pyrolysis, catalytic, elephant grass, calcium chloride

Li Bosong; Jiang Enchen; Xu Xiwei; Zhang Qiang; Liu Min; Wang Mingfeng

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nafus, A., Mcclaran, M. P., Archer, S. R. & Throop, H. L. (2009) Multi-species allometric models predict grass biomass in semi-Desert rangeland. Rangeland Ecology & Management  

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predict grass biomass in semi-Desert rangeland. Rangeland Ecology & Management (In Press) Abstract Multi-species allometric models to predict grass biomass may increase field study efficiency by eliminating the need-species regression models predicting current years' aboveground biomass for 8 common cespitose grass species. Simple

Archer, Steven R.

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T-677: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of Service  

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7: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of 7: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of Service Vulnerability T-677: F5 BIG-IP BIND Negative Caching RRSIG RRsets Denial of Service Vulnerability July 27, 2011 - 3:58pm Addthis PROBLEM: F5 has acknowledged a vulnerability in BIG-IP, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). PLATFORM: The vulnerability is reported in the following products and versions: BIG-IP LTM versions 9.0.0 through 9.4.8, 10.0.0 through 10.1.0, and 10.2.0 through 10.2.2 BIG-IP GTM versions 9.0.0 through 9.4.8, 10.0.0 through 10.1.0, and 10.2.0 through 10.2.2 BIG-IP ASM versions 9.0.0 through 9.4.8, 10.0.0 through 10.1.0, and 10.2.0 through 10.2.2 BIG-IP Link Controller versions 9.0.0 through 9.4.8, 10.0.0 through 10.1.0, and 10.2.0 through 10.2.2

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

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, should be the site for an experimental nuclear fusion reactor. But the choice was a loss for big scienceWorld News >> Home >> World News Michael Richardson: Win for France over fusion reactor a big blow, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. Due largely to China's opposition, ITER will be constructed

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The problem of big bang matter vs. anti-matter symmetry  

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The Big Bang was symmetrical in the particles and radiation emitted from its singularity source, which implies its resulting in equal amounts of matter and anti-matter and their prompt mutual annihilation. But that did not take place. The favored explanation ... Keywords: anti-matter, big bang, gamma ray bursts, matter, mutual annihilation, universe

Roger Ellman

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fish Passage Assessment: Big Canyon Creek Watershed, Technical Report 2004.  

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This report presents the results of the fish passage assessment as outlined as part of the Protect and Restore the Big Canyon Creek Watershed project as detailed in the CY2003 Statement of Work (SOW). As part of the Northwest Power Planning Council's Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (FWP), this project is one of Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) many efforts at off-site mitigation for damage to salmon and steelhead runs, their migration, and wildlife habitat caused by the construction and operation of federal hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River and its tributaries. The proposed restoration activities within the Big Canyon Creek watershed follow the watershed restoration approach mandated by the Fisheries and Watershed Program. Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Watershed Program vision focuses on protecting, restoring, and enhancing watersheds and treaty resources within the ceded territory of the Nez Perce Tribe under the Treaty of 1855 with the United States Federal Government. The program uses a holistic approach, which encompasses entire watersheds, ridge top to ridge top, emphasizing all cultural aspects. We strive toward maximizing historic ecosystem productive health, for the restoration of anadromous and resident fish populations. The Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries/Watershed Program (NPTFWP) sponsors the Protect and Restore the Big Canyon Creek Watershed project. The NPTFWP has the authority to allocate funds under the provisions set forth in their contract with BPA. In the state of Idaho vast numbers of relatively small obstructions, such as road culverts, block thousands of miles of habitat suitable for a variety of fish species. To date, most agencies and land managers have not had sufficient, quantifiable data to adequately address these barrier sites. The ultimate objective of this comprehensive inventory and assessment was to identify all barrier crossings within the watershed. The barriers were then prioritized according to the amount of habitat blocked at each site and the fish life history stages impacted. This assessment protocol will hopefully prove useful to other agencies and become a model for use in other watersheds.

Christian, Richard

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0421: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line | Department of Energy  

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21: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line 21: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line EIS-0421: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line Overview BPA is proposing to build a new 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Wasco County, Oregon and Klickitat County, Washington and a new substation in Klickitat County. The new BPA transmission line would extend generally northeast from BPA's existing Big Eddy Substation in The Dalles, Oregon, to a new substation (Knight Substation) proposed to be connected to an existing BPA line about 4 miles northwest of Goldendale, Washington. The proposed Big Eddy Knight Transmission Project is needed to increase transmission capacity to respond to requests for transmission service in this area. Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time.

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The Roughness Length for Heat and Other Vegetation Parameters for a Surface of Short Grass  

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Observations are presented that were made in the lower 2 m of the atmosphere and in the soil near the Cabauw mast in the Netherlands. The surroundings of the mast are horizontally homogeneous and the soil is covered with short grass. In the air, ...

Peter G. Duynkerke

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

The groundwater modeling tool for GRASS (GMTG): Open source groundwater flow modeling  

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used to store, manipulate and visualize both spatial and non-spatial data. Because of their data manipulating capabilities, GIS have been linked to different simulation models in different research areas and are ... Keywords: GRASS, Geographic Information Systems, Groundwater modeling, MODFLOW

J. J. Carrera-Hernndez; S. J. Gaskin

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Systems study of fuels from grains and grasses. Quarterly progress report, July--October 1976  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The specific objectives of the project are to determine on a geographic basis the current and potential USA production capability for grain and grass crops, to perform a preliminary screening of conversion processes, and to perform preliminary technical and economic feasibility analyses. The results obtained to date on biomass production, conversion processes, and data management are reported. (JSR)

Benson, W.; Allen, A.; Athey, R.; McElroy, A.

1976-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

276

Microsoft Word - BigBendSootblowerPPA_Final_061306.doc  

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6/1234 6/1234 Big Bend Power Station Neural Network-Sootblower Optimization A DOE Assessment June 2006 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory National Energy Technology Laboratory Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name,

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Big Sandy Rural Elec Coop Corp | Open Energy Information  

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Rural Elec Coop Corp Rural Elec Coop Corp Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Sandy Rural Elec Coop Corp Place Kentucky Utility Id 1708 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location RFC NERC RFC Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png (SCHEDULE A-1 FARM & HOMO),Residential Residential Commercial and Small Power Commercial Large Power Rate - Primary Meter Industrial Large Power Rate - Secondary Meter Industrial Large Power Service - Primary Meter Industrial Large Power Service - Secondary Meter Industrial Light - 1,500 watt Lighting Light - 100 watt MH Lighting

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Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership--Validation Phase  

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Program Technology Program Technology Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road P.O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV 26507 304-285-1345 traci.rodosta@netl.doe.gov William Aljoe Project Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 626 Cochrans Mill Road P.O. Box 10940 Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940 412-386-6569 william.aljoe@netl.doe.gov Leslie L. Schmidt Business Contact Montana State University-Bozeman 309 Montana Hall Bozeman, MT 59717-2470 406-994-2381 lschmidt@montana.edu Lee Spangler Technical Contact Montana State University-Bozeman P.O. Box 172460 Bozeman, MT 59717-2470 406-994-4399 spangler@montana.edu PARTNERS Battelle Pacific Northwest Division Center for Advanced Energy Studies Cimarex Energy Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Crow Tribe Big Sky Regional Carbon Sequestration

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Big Horn County Elec Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information  

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County Elec Coop, Inc County Elec Coop, Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Horn County Elec Coop, Inc Place Montana Utility Id 1683 Utility Location Yes Ownership C NERC Location WECC NERC WECC Yes ISO Other Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial Demand Rate Commercial Industrial Rate Industrial Irrigation Rate Commercial Lighting Rate- (100W HPS) Lighting Lighting Rate- (175W MVL) Lighting Lighting Rate- (250W HPS) Lighting Lighting Rate- (400W MVL) Lighting Residential Rate Residential Small Commercial- Single Phase Commercial

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Big Data Visual Analytics for Exploratory Earth System Simulation Analysis  

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Rapid increases in high performance computing are feeding the development of larger and more complex data sets in climate research, which sets the stage for so-called big data analysis challenges. However, conventional climate analysis techniques are inadequate in dealing with the complexities of today s data. In this paper, we describe and demonstrate a visual analytics system, called the Exploratory Data analysis ENvironment (EDEN), with specific application to the analysis of complex earth system simulation data sets. EDEN represents the type of interactive visual analysis tools that are necessary to transform data into insight, thereby improving critical comprehension of earth system processes. In addition to providing an overview of EDEN, we describe real-world studies using both point ensembles and global Community Land Model Version 4 (CLM4) simulations.

Steed, Chad A [ORNL; Ricciuto, Daniel M [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL; Smith, Brian E [ORNL; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL; Wang, Dali [ORNL; Shi, Xiaoying [ORNL; Williams, Dean N. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quark mass variation constraints from Big Bang nucleosynthesis  

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We study the impact on the primordial abundances of light elements created of a variation of the quark masses at the time of Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). In order to navigate through the particle and nuclear physics required to connect quark masses to binding energies and reaction rates in a model-independent way we use lattice QCD data and an hierarchy of effective field theories. We find that the measured {sup 4}He abundances put a bound of {delta}-1% {approx}< m{sub q}/m{sub 1} {approx}< 0.7%. The effect of quark mass variations on the deuterium abundances can be largely compensated by changes of the baryon-to-photon ratio {eta}. Including the bounds on the variation of {eta} coming from WMAP results and some additional assumptions narrows the range of allowed values of {delta}m{sub q}/m{sub q} somewhat.

Bedaque, P; Luu, T; Platter, L

2010-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

282

Dark/visible parallel universes and Big Bang nucleosynthesis  

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We develop a model for visible matter-dark matter interaction based on the exchange of a massive gray boson called herein the Mulato. Our model hinges on the assumption that all known particles in the visible matter have their counterparts in the dark matter. We postulate six families of particles five of which are dark. This leads to the unavoidable postulation of six parallel worlds, the visible one and five invisible worlds. A close study of big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN), baryon asymmetries, cosmic microwave background (CMB) bounds, galaxy dynamics, together with the Standard Model assumptions, help us to set a limit on the mass and width of the new gauge boson. Modification of the statistics underlying the kinetic energy distribution of particles during the BBN is also discussed. The changes in reaction rates during the BBN due to a departure from the Debye-Hueckel electron screening model is also investigated.

Bertulani, C. A.; Frederico, T.; Fuqua, J.; Hussein, M. S.; Oliveira, O.; Paula, W. de [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A and M University-Commerce, Commerce TX 75429 (United States); Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, DCTA 12.228-900, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A and M University-Commerce, Commerce TX 75429 (United States); Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa Postal 66318, 05314-970 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, DCTA 12.228-900, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, Brazil and Departamento de Fisica, Universidade de Coimbra, 3004-516 Coimbra (Portugal); Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, DCTA 12.228-900, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

283

BigHorn Home Improvement Center Energy Performance  

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The BigHorn Development Project, located in Silverthorne, Colorado, is one of the nation's first commercial building projects to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. The BigHorn Home Improvement Center, completed in the spring of 2000, is a 42,366-ft2 (3,936 m2) hardware store, warehouse, and lumberyard. The authors were brought in at the design stage of the project to provide research-level guidance to apply an integrated design process and perform a postoccupancy evaluation. An aggressive energy design goal of 60% energy cost saving was set early in the process, which focused the efforts of the design team and provided a goal for measuring the success of the project. The extensive use of natural light, combined with energy-efficient electrical lighting design, provides good illumination and excellent energy savings. The reduced lighting loads, management of solar gains, and cool climate allow natural ventilation to meet the cooling loads. A hydronic radiant floor system, gas-fired radiant heaters, and a transpired solar collector deliver heat. An 8.9-kW roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system offsets a portion of the electricity. After construction, the authors installed monitoring equipment to collect energy performance data and analyzed the building's energy performance for two and one-half years. The authors also helped program the building controls and provided recommendations for improving operating efficiency. The building shows an estimated 53% energy cost saving and a 54% source energy saving. These savings were determined with whole-building energy simulations that were calibrated with measured data. This paper discusses lessons learned related to the design process, the daylighting performance, the PV system, and the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system.

Deru, M.; Pless, S. D.; Torcellini, P. A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Turbulent Transfer Coefficients and Calculation of Air Temperature inside Tall Grass Canopies in LandAtmosphere Schemes for Environmental Modeling  

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A method for estimating profiles of turbulent transfer coefficients inside a vegetation canopy and their use in calculating the air temperature inside tall grass canopies in land surface schemes for environmental modeling is presented. The ...

D. T. Mihailovic; K. Alapaty; B. Lalic; I. Arsenic; B. Rajkovic; S. Malinovic

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of sugarcane and tropical grasses as a renewable energy source. Second quarterly report; year 2, 1978-1979  

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Research centered on greenhouse screening of candidate grasses coupled with field-plot studies on varieties, optimal nitrogen and seeding rates, variable row spacing, and frequency of harvest. Candidate grasses were identified for short-rotation crops having potentially greater versatility than Sordan 70A (earlier maturatoon greater tolerance to moisture stress). Field-plot studies were performed on the optimization of N-fertilization and seeding rates for Sordan 70A. Field-plot data were recorded on sugarcane and napier grass responses to harvest frequency and row spacing. These results underscore a superiority of first-ratoon yields over plant-crop yields, of napier grass over sugarcane (up to 4 months), and delayed harvests over frequent harvests. Breeding tests were successful in producing F/sub 1/ seedlings from crosses between an unknown and early-tasseling wild S. spontaneum hybrid and late-tasseling commercial sugarcane hybrids.

Alexander, A.G.; Garcia, M.; Gonzalex-Molina, C.; Ortez-Velez, J.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Big Problems. Big Results.  

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annually selects the year's top 100 technical advancements worldwide. PNNL has earned 89 R&D 100 Awards, ranging from scientific insturments and novel materials to information...

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Big Creek Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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Creek Hot Springs Geothermal Area Creek Hot Springs Geothermal Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Big Creek Hot Springs Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (0) 10 References Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"TERRAIN","zoom":6,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"300px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.3067,"lon":-114.3375,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Constraint on slepton intergenerational mixing from big-bang nucleosynthesis  

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We find constraint on intergenerational mixing of slepton from big-bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). Today, we know that there exist lepton flavor violation (LFV) from the observation of neutrino oscillation, though there do not exist LFV in the standard model of particle physics (SM). LFV in charged lepton sector (cLFV) have also been expected to exist. From theoretical point of view, the effects of long-lived stau on BBN have been investigated and it is known that the stau can solve the cosmological 7Li problem. However, in the study so far, tau flavor is exactly conserved and it contradict with the existence of cLFV. In this study, we generalize the flavor to be violated and call the stau as slepton. Even if the violation is tiny, it drastically changes the lifetime and the evolution of relic density of the slepton. Thus we analyze the effects of the long-lived slepton on BBN, and constrain the magnitude of the cLFV.

Kohri, Kazunori; Ohta, Shingo; Sato, Joe; Shimomura, Takashi; Yamanaka, Masato [Theory Center, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba 305-0801 (Japan); Department of Physics, Saitama University, Shimo-okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama, 338-8570 (Japan); Department of Physics, Niigata University, Niigata, 950-8502 (Japan) and Max-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Maskawa Institute for Science and Culture, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto 603-8555 (Japan)

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The big bang and inflation united by an analytic solution  

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Exact analytic solutions for a class of scalar-tensor gravity theories with a hyperbolic scalar potential are presented. Using an exact solution we have successfully constructed a model of inflation that produces the spectral index, the running of the spectral index, and the amplitude of scalar perturbations within the constraints given by the WMAP 7 years data. The model simultaneously describes the big bang and inflation connected by a specific time delay between them so that these two events are regarded as dependent on each other. In solving the Friedmann equations, we have utilized an essential Weyl symmetry of our theory in 3+1 dimensions which is a predicted remaining symmetry of 2T-physics field theory in 4+2 dimensions. This led to a new method of obtaining analytic solutions in the 1T field theory which could in principle be used to solve more complicated theories with more scalar fields. Some additional distinguishing properties of the solution includes the fact that there are early periods of time when the slow-roll approximation is not valid. Furthermore, the inflaton does not decrease monotonically with time; rather, it oscillates around the potential minimum while settling down, unlike the slow-roll approximation. While the model we used for illustration purposes is realistic in most respects, it lacks a mechanism for stopping inflation. The technique of obtaining analytic solutions opens a new window for studying inflation, and other applications, more precisely than using approximations.

Bars, Itzhak [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089-2535 (United States); Chen, Shih-Hung [Department of Physics and School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404 (United States)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Level Regulation of Rhythmic Growth Rate and Biomass Accumulation in Grasses  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Several breakthroughs have been recently made in our understanding of plant growth and biomass accumulation. It was found that plant growth is rhythmically controlled throughout the day by the circadian clock through a complex interplay of light and phytohormone signaling pathways. While plants such as the C4 energy crop sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and possibly the C3 grass (Brachypodium distachyon) also exhibit daily rhythms in growth rate, the molecular details of its regulation remain to be explored. A better understanding of diurnally regulated growth behavior in grasses may lead to species-specific mechanisms highly relevant to future strategies to optimize energy crop biomass yield. Here we propose to devise a systems approach to identify, in parallel, regulatory hubs associated with rhythmic growth in C3 and C4 plants. We propose to use rhythmicity in daily growth patterns to drive the discovery of regulatory network modules controlling biomass accumulation.

Kay, Steve A. [University of California San Diego

2013-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and scalability evaluation of "Big Memory" on Blue Gene Linux.  

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We address memory performance issues observed in Blue Gene Linux and discuss the design and implementation of 'Big Memory' - an alternative, transparent memory space introduced to eliminate the memory performance issues. We evaluate the performance of Big Memory using custom memory benchmarks, NAS Parallel Benchmarks, and the Parallel Ocean Program, at a scale of up to 4,096 nodes. We find that Big Memory successfully resolves the performance issues normally encountered in Blue Gene Linux. For the ocean simulation program, we even find that Linux with Big Memory provides better scalability than does the lightweight compute node kernel designed solely for high-performance applications. Originally intended exclusively for compute node tasks, our new memory subsystem dramatically improves the performance of certain I/O node applications as well. We demonstrate this performance using the central processor of the LOw Frequency ARray radio telescope as an example.

Yoshii, K.; Iskra, K.; Naik, H.; Beckman, P.; Broekema, P. C. (LCF); ( MCS); (Netherlands Inst. for Radio Astronomy)

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy | Department of Energy  

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Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy January 20, 2011 - 1:49pm Addthis Secretary Chu Secretary Chu Former Secretary of Energy What does this mean for me? We are changing the way the Department of Energy works -- creating new jobs, investing in the clean energy economy, and helping consumers save money while saving energy. Our work has strengthened nuclear safety and security in the U.S. and internationally. Sometimes when one gets so focused on the daily tasks at hand, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture around us. But when you take a step back, it is an impressive canvass. Thanks to the hard work of everyone at the Department of Energy over the past year, we've made remarkable progress in laying the foundation for a new energy future, advancing groundbreaking

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EM Wins Awards for Taking Big Steps to Reduce DOE's Electronics Footprint  

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EM Wins Awards for Taking Big Steps to Reduce DOE's Electronics EM Wins Awards for Taking Big Steps to Reduce DOE's Electronics Footprint EM Wins Awards for Taking Big Steps to Reduce DOE's Electronics Footprint July 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Every year, Americans generate almost 2.5 million tons of used electronics, which are made from valuable resources such as precious metals and rare earth materials, as well as plastic and glass. Photo: U.S Environmental Protection Agency Every year, Americans generate almost 2.5 million tons of used electronics, which are made from valuable resources such as precious metals and rare earth materials, as well as plastic and glass. Photo: U.S Environmental Protection Agency WASHINGTON, D.C. - EM is talking big steps to reduce its electronics footprint with exceptional results. EM sites won the majority of awards

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LANL participates in the "Next Big Idea" activities on September 15  

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LANL participates in the "Next Big Idea" LANL participates in the "Next Big Idea" Community Connections: Our link to Northern New Mexico Communities Latest Issue:Dec. 2013 - Jan. 2014 All Issues » submit LANL participates in the "Next Big Idea" activities on September 15 The Bradbury Science Museum is holding activities to dazzle and delight. September 1, 2012 dummy image Read our archives Contacts Editor Linda Anderman Email Community Programs Office Kurt Steinhaus Email There will be a demonstration by guest scientist Stan Cohen of his "tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than a desktop computer." Fall is around the corner, and so is Los Alamos' annual "Next Big Idea" event on Saturday, September 15. To help promote the unique and

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Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy | Department of Energy  

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Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy January 20, 2011 - 1:49pm Addthis Secretary Chu Secretary Chu Former Secretary of Energy What does this mean for me? We are changing the way the Department of Energy works -- creating new jobs, investing in the clean energy economy, and helping consumers save money while saving energy. Our work has strengthened nuclear safety and security in the U.S. and internationally. Sometimes when one gets so focused on the daily tasks at hand, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture around us. But when you take a step back, it is an impressive canvass. Thanks to the hard work of everyone at the Department of Energy over the past year, we've made remarkable progress in laying the foundation for a new energy future, advancing groundbreaking

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Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky...  

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3, 2013 Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection Photo by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of U.S.Geological Survey Photo by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of...

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SunShot Initiative: Big Data Projects on Solar Technology Evolution...  

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projects are focused on optimizing the R&D mix to maximize real-world cost declines for solar technologies. Four "diffusion" project teams are combining big datasets, computational...

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Characteristics of Radar-Identified Big Drop Zones in Swiss Hailstorms  

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The characteristics of the so-called radar-identified big drop zones (rBDZ) have been investigated. The study employs radar observations of several thunderstorms and simultaneous microphysical and vertical wind measurements with a penetrating T-...

Albert Waldvogel; Laszlo Klein; Dennis J. Musil; Paul L. Smith

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BR UFF BIG PINEY WILD ROSE BLU E GAP BR UFF UNIT WAMSUT TER  

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Morehouse (2), Jack Perrin (1), Steve Jackson (1) and Robert King (2) (1) Z, Inc., (2) Energy Information Administration BIG PINEY TIP TOP BIR D CANYON SWAN FONTEN ELL E LABARGE...

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How to best redevelop vacant big box retail property in Texas  

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The purpose of this thesis is to analyze how a developer can best redevelop a vacant big box retail property. To accomplish this, statistical, geographical and demographical analysis was done on previously repositioned ...

Barrera-Villarreal, Alfonso

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computing the stratified semantics of logic programs over big data through mass parallelization  

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Increasingly huge amounts of data are published on the Web, and generated from sensors and social media. This Big Data challenge poses new scientific and technological challenges and creates new opportunities - thus the increasing attention in academia ...

Ilias Tachmazidis, Grigoris Antoniou

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tax Credits Give Thin-Film Solar a Big Boost | Department of...  

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Solar a Big Boost October 18, 2010 - 2:00pm Addthis MiaSol will expand its capacity to make its thin-film solar panels by more than ten times, thanks to two Recovery Act...

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Visualization at Supercomputing Centers: The Tale of Little Big Iron and the Three Skinny Guys  

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Supercomputing centers are unique resources that aim to enable scientific knowledge discovery by employing large computational resources - the 'Big Iron.' Design, acquisition, installation, and management of the Big Iron are carefully planned and monitored. Because these Big Iron systems produce a tsunami of data, it's natural to colocate the visualization and analysis infrastructure. This infrastructure consists of hardware (Little Iron) and staff (Skinny Guys). Our collective experience suggests that design, acquisition, installation, and management of the Little Iron and Skinny Guys doesn't receive the same level of treatment as that of the Big Iron. This article explores the following questions about the Little Iron: How should we size the Little Iron to adequately support visualization and analysis of data coming off the Big Iron? What sort of capabilities must it have? Related questions concern the size of visualization support staff: How big should a visualization program be - that is, how many Skinny Guys should it have? What should the staff do? How much of the visualization should be provided as a support service, and how much should applications scientists be expected to do on their own?

Bethel, E Wes [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Brugger, Eric [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualization at Supercomputing Centers: The Tale of Little Big Iron and the Three Skinny Guys  

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Supercomputing Centers (SC's) are unique resources that aim to enable scientific knowledge discovery through the use of large computational resources, the Big Iron. Design, acquisition, installation, and management of the Big Iron are activities that are carefully planned and monitored. Since these Big Iron systems produce a tsunami of data, it is natural to co-locate visualization and analysis infrastructure as part of the same facility. This infrastructure consists of hardware (Little Iron) and staff (Skinny Guys). Our collective experience suggests that design, acquisition, installation, and management of the Little Iron and Skinny Guys does not receive the same level of treatment as that of the Big Iron. The main focus of this article is to explore different aspects of planning, designing, fielding, and maintaining the visualization and analysis infrastructure at supercomputing centers. Some of the questions we explore in this article include:"How should the Little Iron be sized to adequately support visualization and analysis of data coming off the Big Iron?" What sort of capabilities does it need to have?" Related questions concern the size of visualization support staff:"How big should a visualization program be (number of persons) and what should the staff do?" and"How much of the visualization should be provided as a support service, and how much should applications scientists be expected to do on their own?"

Bethel, E. Wes; van Rosendale, John; Southard, Dale; Gaither, Kelly; Childs, Hank; Brugger, Eric; Ahern, Sean

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical coherence in astrophysics: The powerful alternative of big bang  

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The coherence of the interaction of light with a collisionless gas (Einstein 1917) founds the theory of gas lasers. It is, for the understanding of universe, a simpler and more powerful tool than the big bang which requires questionable supplements (dark matter, MOND, etc..). The Impulsive Stimulated Raman Scattering (ISRS) redshifts gradually light pulses which cross excited atomic hydrogen H*, so that the redshift is a measure of the column density of H*. Thus, the distance of the hot stars, surrounded by much H*, is exaggerated by the use of Hubble's law. Local exaggerated distances create voids in the maps of galaxies which become spongy. The interpretation of spectra of quasars, the periodicity of galaxy redshifts introduce an experimental "Karlsson's constant" exactly computed by ISRS. The need for dark matter comes from the exaggeration of the distance, therefore the size of galaxies. Without dark matter, celestial mechanics provides a reliable distance of spiral galaxies. Coherence also introduces superradiance and mode competition that explain that only the limbs of Str\\"omgren spheres are visible as circles maybe punctuated by an even number of dots: Too numerous, the figures assigned to gravitational lenses can be such limbs. The coincidence of the ignition of the rings of SNR1987A with the extinction of the star is due to a multiphoton coherent scattering of star light, which amplifies the superradiant emission of the rings.. A blueshift of microwaves crossing H* resulting, between 10 and 15 AU, of the expansion of solar wind, explains the "anomalous acceleration" of Pioneer probes. All is obtained without any change in theories of standard spectroscopy.

Jacques Moret-Bailly

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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9/18/09 2:43 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy // Current Page 1 of 11http://current.com/items/90718274_big-wave-theory-offers-alternative-to-dark-energy.htm  

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9/18/09 2:43 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy // Current Page 1 of 11http://current.com/items/90718274_big-wave-theory-offers-alternative-to-dark-energy.htm login | register |home tv shows schedule to Dark Energy // Current Page 2 of 11http://current.com/items/90718274_big-wave-theory-offers-alternative-to-dark-energy

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Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings |  

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Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings March 30, 2011 - 2:44pm Addthis Interior view of the Gwinnett County "Gas To Energy" Project | Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett County, GA Interior view of the Gwinnett County "Gas To Energy" Project | Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett County, GA Tertia Speiser Project Officer, Golden Field Office What does this project do? Methane gas from biosolids, fats, oils, greases and other high strength industrial wastes is turned into energy. The county is improving efficiency and providing an alternative to clogging the sewers. The "Gas to Energy" system minimizes the impact of rising energy costs on consumers.

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Saving Energy Where It Matters Most: A Hopeful Look at the Big Picture |  

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Where It Matters Most: A Hopeful Look at the Big Where It Matters Most: A Hopeful Look at the Big Picture Saving Energy Where It Matters Most: A Hopeful Look at the Big Picture December 14, 2009 - 7:30am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Most of the time, I feel like I'm doing my part to save energy, and I'm getting better all the time. But sometimes I feel like what I do to try to offset the unfathomable amount of energy that's consumed around me, and around the country, is so tiny that my actions won't make a ripple of difference. I wonder how the few hundred kilowatt hours per month I shave off through my conscientious behavior and my use of energy-efficient products and appliances means something in the face of the American economic juggernaut.

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Hurricane Season: Restoring Power after a Big Storm | Department of Energy  

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Hurricane Season: Restoring Power after a Big Storm Hurricane Season: Restoring Power after a Big Storm Hurricane Season: Restoring Power after a Big Storm June 5, 2012 - 4:01pm Addthis Hurricane Irene made landfall on the coast of North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane during the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the ninth named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2011 hurricane season. | Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Hurricane Irene made landfall on the coast of North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane during the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the ninth named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2011 hurricane season. | Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. William Bryan William Bryan

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Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City | Department of  

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Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City Taking Battery Technology from the Lab to the Big City July 29, 2013 - 2:09pm Addthis Watch the video to learn how Urban Electric Power is taking battery technology from the lab to the market. | Video by Matty Greene, Energy Department. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Matty Greene Matty Greene Videographer What are the key facts? The CUNY Energy Institute developed a low-cost zinc anode rechargeable battery that can be used for grid-scale energy storage. Building on this technology, ARPA-E funded the CUNY Energy Institute to develop a long-lasting, fully rechargeable battery that can store renewable energy for future grid-use at any location. In 2012, Urban Electric Power was formed to commercialize the

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Lighting the Way for Big Energy Savings in Los Angeles | Department of  

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Lighting the Way for Big Energy Savings in Los Angeles Lighting the Way for Big Energy Savings in Los Angeles Lighting the Way for Big Energy Savings in Los Angeles November 14, 2013 - 1:10pm Addthis A Los Angeles lighting project is saving the city $7 million a year in electricity costs. | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting A Los Angeles lighting project is saving the city $7 million a year in electricity costs. | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting Jim Brodrick Lighting Program Manager The world's largest light emitting diode (LED) conversion project to date is under way in Los Angeles, California. In the project's first phase alone, the city retrofitted over 141,000 streetlights, reducing energy use by 63% and saving the city $7 million a year in electricity costs. The project is expected to reduce carbon

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Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact StatementS Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project  

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Lead Agency: U.S. Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration Lead Agency: U.S. Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration Cooperating Agencies: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers Title: Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement Location: Proposed Big Stone II Plant: Big Stone City, South Dakota Proposed Transmission Facilities: Northeastern South Dakota and Southwestern Minnesota Contacts: For additional information on this Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or to receive a copy, contact: For general information on the DOE National Environmental Policy Act process, write or call: Ms. Nancy Werdel Western Area Power Administration

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Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings |  

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Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings March 30, 2011 - 2:44pm Addthis Interior view of the Gwinnett County "Gas To Energy" Project | Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett County, GA Interior view of the Gwinnett County "Gas To Energy" Project | Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett County, GA Tertia Speiser Project Officer, Golden Field Office What does this project do? Methane gas from biosolids, fats, oils, greases and other high strength industrial wastes is turned into energy. The county is improving efficiency and providing an alternative to clogging the sewers. The "Gas to Energy" system minimizes the impact of rising energy costs on consumers.

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Lawrence Livermore, Intel, Cray produce big data machine to serve as  

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1 1 For immediate release: 11/04/2013 | NR-13-11-01 High Resolution Image Catalyst is a unique high performance computing (HPC) cluster that will serve research scientists and provide a proving ground for new HPC and Big Data technologies and architectures. It was recently installed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Lawrence Livermore, Intel, Cray produce big data machine to serve as catalyst for next-generation HPC clusters Donald B Johnston, LLNL, (925) 423-4902, johnston19@llnl.gov Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in partnership with Intel and Cray, today announced a unique high performance computing (HPC) cluster that will serve research scientists at all three institutions and provide a proving ground for new HPC and Big Data technologies and architectures.

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Knoxville Energy Deal to Net Big Savings for Taxpayers | Department of  

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Knoxville Energy Deal to Net Big Savings for Taxpayers Knoxville Energy Deal to Net Big Savings for Taxpayers Knoxville Energy Deal to Net Big Savings for Taxpayers March 9, 2010 - 11:55am Addthis Knoxville’s energy improvements are expected to save the city $1.5 million a year in utility costs | Photo courtesy of the City Knoxville's energy improvements are expected to save the city $1.5 million a year in utility costs | Photo courtesy of the City Joshua DeLung Knoxville, Tennessee, will save millions of dollars and reduce its energy consumption and carbon emissions thanks to a $13 million deal with Massachusetts-based energy services company Ameresco. The project is structured as an Energy Services Performance Contract, which means that the energy savings realized by the city will fully pay for the cost of the upgrades.

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Bridging the Gap: Helping Small Businesses With Big Ideas Develop New  

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Bridging the Gap: Helping Small Businesses With Big Ideas Develop Bridging the Gap: Helping Small Businesses With Big Ideas Develop New Industries Bridging the Gap: Helping Small Businesses With Big Ideas Develop New Industries October 25, 2011 - 3:59pm Addthis Semprius, solar panels shown above, announced that it is building a factory in Henderson, NC to manufacture its high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar modules and is expected to create more than 250 full-time jobs over the next five years. Semprius, solar panels shown above, announced that it is building a factory in Henderson, NC to manufacture its high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar modules and is expected to create more than 250 full-time jobs over the next five years. Keri Fulton Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me?

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Dacite Melt at the Puna Geothermal Venture Wellfield, Big Island of Hawaii  

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Dacite Melt at the Puna Geothermal Venture Wellfield, Big Island of Hawaii Dacite Melt at the Puna Geothermal Venture Wellfield, Big Island of Hawaii Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Dacite Melt at the Puna Geothermal Venture Wellfield, Big Island of Hawaii Abstract During the drilling of injection well KS-13 in 2005 at the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) well field, on the island of Hawaii, a 75-meter interval of diorite containing brown glass inclusions was penetrated at a depth of 2415 m. At a depth of 2488 m a melt of dacitic composition was encountered. The melt flowed up the well bore and was repeatedly re-drilled over a depth interval of 8 m, producing several kilograms of clear, colorless vitric cuttings at the surface. The dacitic glass cuttings have a perlitic texture, a silica content of 67 wgt.%, are enriched in alkalis and nearly

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Recovery Act Provides Big Boost with a Nanoscale Focus | Department of  

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Provides Big Boost with a Nanoscale Focus Provides Big Boost with a Nanoscale Focus Recovery Act Provides Big Boost with a Nanoscale Focus October 14, 2010 - 9:46am Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? The Center for Functional Nanomaterials is getting a new electron microscope that will be valuable for solar cell research -- one of 7 ARRA-funded additions at the Brookhaven National Laboratory facility. Editor's note: cross posted from the Brookhaven National Laboratory The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is receiving more than $5 million in new equipment and upgrades funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The new acquisitions will fill gaps in the current facility to meet the needs of

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Big Bend Power Station Neural Network-Intelligent Sootblower (NN-ISB) Optimization  

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Big Bend Power Station neural network- Big Bend Power Station neural network- intelligent SootBlower (nn-iSB) oPtimization (comPleted) Project Description The overall goal of this project was to develop a Neural Network-Intelligent Sootblowing (NN-ISB) system on the 445 MW Tampa Electric Big Bend Unit #2 to initiate sootblowing in response to real-time events or conditions within the boiler rather than relying on general rule-based protocols. Other goals were to increase unit efficiency, reduce NO X , and improve stack opacity. In a coal-fired boiler, the buildup of ash and soot on the boiler tubes can lead to a reduction in boiler efficiency. Thus, one of the most important boiler auxiliary operations is the cleaning of heat-absorbing surfaces. Ash and soot deposits are removed by a process known as sootblowing, which uses mechanical devices for on-line cleaning

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Small Company Makes Big Changes to Boost Clean Energy Economy | Department  

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Small Company Makes Big Changes to Boost Clean Energy Economy Small Company Makes Big Changes to Boost Clean Energy Economy Small Company Makes Big Changes to Boost Clean Energy Economy November 27, 2013 - 9:40am Addthis Diversified Power International President Tony Trigiani inspects a part at DPI's headquarters in Tennessee. DPI is expanding its engineering, development, and manufacturing operations to keep up with demand. | Photo courtesy of Chris Davis, Tennessee Solar Institute Diversified Power International President Tony Trigiani inspects a part at DPI's headquarters in Tennessee. DPI is expanding its engineering, development, and manufacturing operations to keep up with demand. | Photo courtesy of Chris Davis, Tennessee Solar Institute Amy Kidd Project Officer, State Energy Program What are the key facts?

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DOE research makes big bang | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific  

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DOE research makes big bang DOE research makes big bang Feature Archive Saul Perlmutter Photo Courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Saul Perlmutter has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for his breakthrough research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He cofounded the Supernova Cosmology Project (SCP) in 1988, with the breakthrough coming ten years later. The SCP pioneered the methods used to discover the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae. For many years Perlmutter has been a leader in studies to determine the nature of dark energy. Explore the universe using Science Accelerator; check out the search results for big bang and supernovae. OSTI Homepage Mobile Gallery Subscribe to RSS OSTI Blog Get Widgets Get Alert Services

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Rebates Cut the Price of Big-Time Efficiency Upgrades | Department of  

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Rebates Cut the Price of Big-Time Efficiency Upgrades Rebates Cut the Price of Big-Time Efficiency Upgrades Rebates Cut the Price of Big-Time Efficiency Upgrades February 22, 2010 - 5:52pm Addthis One of the smartest ways for homeowners to save money on major appliance upgrades is to hook into an energy efficiency rebate program. The Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC), a non-profit organization in St. Paul, Minnesota, helps local residents take advantage of Xcel Energy's rebate programs that cut the cost of whole-house energy efficiency upgrades. It can start with a visit from the "Home Energy Squad", a program offered jointly by Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy, the local energy providers (NEC implements the program for Xcel Energy). The Energy Squad installs simple efficiency-improving products such as compact fluorescent

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Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection |  

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Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection August 13, 2013 - 1:59pm Addthis Photo by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of U.S.Geological Survey Photo by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of U.S.Geological Survey For Additional Information To learn more about the carbon storage projects in which NETL is involved, please visit the NETL Carbon Storage website How can a prehistoric volcanic eruption help us reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere today? The answer is found in the basalt formations created by the lava - formations that can be used as sites for injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial sources in a process called carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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Energy Upgrades to Save Small Arizona Town Big Money | Department of Energy  

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Upgrades to Save Small Arizona Town Big Money Upgrades to Save Small Arizona Town Big Money Energy Upgrades to Save Small Arizona Town Big Money July 19, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis An aerial shot of Oro Valley, Ariz.'s town hall campus shows proposed solar locations. | Photo courtesy of Oro Valley An aerial shot of Oro Valley, Ariz.'s town hall campus shows proposed solar locations. | Photo courtesy of Oro Valley Temperatures above 100 degrees mean that staying cool and being energy efficient is important to the small town of Oro Valley, Ariz. But finding the funds to do both can be a challenge. It was this heat - and the availability of a federal grant - that Bayer Vella, the town's conservation and sustainability manager, cited as a reason the city is forging ahead with energy retrofits and solar projects.

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Supercomputing: A Toolbox to Simulate the Big Bang and Beyond | Department  

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Supercomputing: A Toolbox to Simulate the Big Bang and Beyond Supercomputing: A Toolbox to Simulate the Big Bang and Beyond Supercomputing: A Toolbox to Simulate the Big Bang and Beyond September 19, 2013 - 1:30pm Addthis This image shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398. | Image courtesy of the Dark Energy Survey. This image shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398. | Image courtesy of the Dark Energy Survey. Rob Roser Rob Roser Head, Fermilab Scientific Computing Division What does this project do? A new project sponsored by three of the Energy Department's National Labs will allow scientists to study the evolution of our universe in greater detail with a new cosmological simulation analysis toolbox. This project takes advantage of the Energy Department's investments in supercomputers and specialized high-performance computing

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Microsoft Word - CX-Big Eddy-TroutdaleUpgradeFY12_WEB.doc  

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Erich Orth Erich Orth Project Manager - TEP-TPP-3 Proposed Action: Big Eddy - Troutdale No. 1 230 kV Transmission Line Upgrade Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): Appendix B4.13, Upgrading and Rebuilding Existing Powerlines. Location: Wasco, Hood River and Clackamas counties, OR Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: The project, as proposed, is the thermal upgrade of the BPA Big Eddy - Troutdale No.1 230 kV Transmission Line: Background BPA's Big Eddy - Troutdale No. 1 230-kV transmission line is one of three major transmission lines that cross the Oregon Cascade Mountains. These lines transport The Dalles hydro generation and northwest wind generation output in the east to load centers west of the Cascades, like

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EA-1880: Big Bend to Witten Transmission Line Project, South Dakota |  

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80: Big Bend to Witten Transmission Line Project, South Dakota 80: Big Bend to Witten Transmission Line Project, South Dakota EA-1880: Big Bend to Witten Transmission Line Project, South Dakota Summary The USDA Rural Utilities Service, with DOE's Western Area Power Administration as a cooperating agency, is preparing this EA to evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to construct a 70-mile long 230-kV single-circuit transmission line, a new Western Area Power Administration substation, an addition to the existing substation, and approximately 2 miles of 230-kV double-circuit transmission line, all in South Dakota. Proposed action is related to the Keystone XL project (see DOE/EIS-0433-S1). Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time. Documents Available for Download April 12, 2011

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New Blog Seeks Out the "Next Big Thing" | Department of Energy  

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New Blog Seeks Out the "Next Big Thing" New Blog Seeks Out the "Next Big Thing" New Blog Seeks Out the "Next Big Thing" December 5, 2011 - 2:36pm Addthis Researchers with the Energy Department’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have identified a potential new advanced biofuel that could replace today’s standard fuel if successfully commercialized. The new blog TechStream will focus on new technologies coming out of the lab. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Researchers with the Energy Department's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have identified a potential new advanced biofuel that could replace today's standard fuel if successfully commercialized. The new blog TechStream will focus on new technologies

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Solar Goes Big: Launching the California Valley Solar Ranch | Department of  

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Goes Big: Launching the California Valley Solar Ranch Goes Big: Launching the California Valley Solar Ranch Solar Goes Big: Launching the California Valley Solar Ranch October 31, 2013 - 4:14pm Addthis The California Valley Solar Ranch produces clean, renewable electricity at the scale of traditional power plants. | Photo courtesy of SunPower. The California Valley Solar Ranch produces clean, renewable electricity at the scale of traditional power plants. | Photo courtesy of SunPower. Aerial shot of the California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County, California. | Photo courtesy of SunPower. Aerial shot of the California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County, California. | Photo courtesy of SunPower. According to NRG Energy, the California Solar Valley Ranch project has created thousands of jobs and put an estimated $315 million into the local economy. | Photo courtesy of SunPower.

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Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection |  

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Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection Ancient Lava Flows Trap CO2 for Long-Term Storage in Big Sky Injection August 13, 2013 - 1:59pm Addthis Photo by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of U.S.Geological Survey Photo by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of U.S.Geological Survey For Additional Information To learn more about the carbon storage projects in which NETL is involved, please visit the NETL Carbon Storage website How can a prehistoric volcanic eruption help us reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere today? The answer is found in the basalt formations created by the lava - formations that can be used as sites for injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial sources in a process called carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) geological site characterization report, Big Hill Salt Dome  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Geological and geophysical analyses of the Big Hill Salt Dome were performed to determine the suitability of this site for use in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Development of 140 million barrels (MMB) of storage capacity in the Big Hill Salt Dome is planned as part of the SPR expansion to achieve 750 MMB of storage capacity. Objectives of the study were to: (1) Acquire, evaluate, and interpret existing data pertinent to geological characterization of the Big Hill Dome; (2) Characterize the surface and near-surface geology and hydrology; (3) Characterize the geology and hydrology of the overlying cap rock; (4) Define the geometry and geology of the dome; (5) Determine the feasibility of locating and constructing 14 10-MMB storage caverns in the south portion of the dome; and (6) Assess the effects of natural hazards on the SPR site. Recommendations are included. (DMC)

Hart, R.J.; Ortiz, T.S.; Magorian, T.R.

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Production of sugarcane and tropical grasses as a renewable energy source. First quarterly report, 1980-1981  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Research continued on tropical grasses from Saccharum and related genera as sources of intensively-propagated fiber and fermentable solids. Final yield data for the second-ratoon crop of sugarcane and napier grass was compiled during the first quarter. The highest green matter yield for sugarcane was 92.0 tons/acre year (variety NCo 310). The highest dry matter yield, including trash, was 31.3 tons/acre year. For napier grass the highest green and dry matter yields were 88.9 and 22.4 tons/acre year, respectively. Sugar-cane quality was generally low but sugar yields were favorable when computed on a per acre basis. Sucrose content averaged 7.20% for all varieties and row spacings. Fiber content averaged 16.4%. The second ratoon crop averaged 6.18 tons sugar/acre (TSA) at standard row spacing and 5.71 TSA at narrow row spacing.

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Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) roosting in abandoned coal mines in West Virginia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We surveyed bats at 36 abandoned coal mines during summer 2002 and 47 mines during fall 2002 at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area, WV. During summer, we captured three federally endangered Virginia big-eared bats at two mine entrances, and 25 were captured at 12 mine entrances during fall. These represent the first documented captures of this species at coal mines in West Virginia. Future survey efforts conducted throughout the range of the Virginia big-eared bat should include abandoned coal mines.

Johnson, J.B.; Edwards, J.W.; Wood, P.B. [West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (US). Wildlife & Fisheries Resources Programme

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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9/18/09 2:09 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy -Physical Science Page 1 of 3http://scienceblips.dailyradar.com/story/big_wave_theory_offers_alternative_to_dark_energy/  

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9/18/09 2:09 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy - Physical Science Page 1 of 3http://scienceblips.dailyradar.com/story/big_wave_theory_offers_alternative_to_dark_energy/ Gadget working my way through a preprint of a paper arguing that dark energy is not what many scientists think

Temple, Blake

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9/18/09 2:12 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy Page 1 of 4http://digg.com/general_sciences/Big_Wave_Theory_Offers_Alternative_to_Dark_Energy  

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9/18/09 2:12 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy Page 1 of 4http://digg.com/general_sciences/Big_Wave_Theory_Offers_Alternative_to_Dark_Energy show profanity settings Digg is a place Offers Alternative to Dark Energy space.com -- Mathematicians have proposed an alternative explanation

Temple, Blake

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Environmental enhancement using short-rotation woody crops and perennial grasses as alternative agricultural crops  

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Short-rotation woody crops and perennial grasses are grown as biomass feedstocks for energy and fiber. When replacing traditional row crops on similar lands, these alternative crops can provide multiple environmental benefits in addition to enhancing rural economies and providing valuable feedstock resources. The Department of Energy is supporting research to address how these crops can provide environmental benefits to soil, water and native wildlife species in addition to providing bioenergy feedstocks. Research is underway to address the potential for biomass crops to provide soil conservation and water quality improvements in crop settings. Replacement of traditional erosive row crops with biomass crops on marginal lands and establishment of biomass plantations as filter strips adjacent to streams and wetlands are being studied. The habitat value of different biomass crops for selected wildlife species is also under study. To date, these studies have shown that in comparison with row crops biomass plantings of both grass and tree crops increased biodiversity of birds; however, the habitat value of tree plantations is not equivalent to natural forests. The effects on native wildlife of establishing multiple plantations across a landscape are being studied. Combining findings on wildlife use of individual plantations with information on the cumulative effects of multiple plantations on wildlife populations can provide guidance for establishing and managing biomass crops to enhance biodiversity while providing biomass feedstocks. Data from site-specific environmental studies can provide input for evaluation of the probable effects of large-scale plantings at both landscape and regional levels of resolution.

Tolbert, V.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Schiller, A. [Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, TN (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Spatiotemporal data mining in the era of big spatial data: algorithms and applications  

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Spatial data mining is the process of discovering interesting and previously unknown, but potentially useful patterns from the spatial and spatiotemporal data. However, explosive growth in the spatial and spatiotemporal data, and the emergence of social ... Keywords: big data, computational and I/O challenges, large scale data mining, spatiotemporal patterns

Ranga Raju Vatsavai; Auroop Ganguly; Varun Chandola; Anthony Stefanidis; Scott Klasky; Shashi Shekhar

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compilation and R-matrix analysis of Big Bang nuclear reaction rates  

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We use the R-matrix theory to fit low-energy data on nuclear reactions involved in Big Bang nucleosynthesis. A special attention is paid to the rate uncertainties which are evaluated on statistical grounds. We provide S factors and reaction rates in tabular and graphical formats.

Pierre Descouvemont; Abderrahim Adahchour; Carmen Angulo; Alain Coc; Elisabeth Vangioni-Flam

2004-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Small Changes Help Long Island Homeowner Save Big on Energy Costs |  

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Small Changes Help Long Island Homeowner Save Big on Energy Costs Small Changes Help Long Island Homeowner Save Big on Energy Costs Small Changes Help Long Island Homeowner Save Big on Energy Costs April 16, 2013 - 12:20pm Addthis Located near the Long Island Sound, Deborah Wetzel's condo is cold and drafty eight months out of the year. A home energy audit and small energy efficiency upgrades helped Wetzel improve the comfort of her home while saving money on energy bills. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Wetzel. Located near the Long Island Sound, Deborah Wetzel's condo is cold and drafty eight months out of the year. A home energy audit and small energy efficiency upgrades helped Wetzel improve the comfort of her home while saving money on energy bills. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Wetzel. Wetzel made small energy efficiency changes -- like sealing air leaks around her washer and dryer hookups -- and is seeing big results on her energy bills. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Wetzel.

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Lithium in cool stellar atmospheres: Big bang nucleosynthesis and extrasolar planets  

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Lithium in cool stellar atmospheres: Big bang nucleosynthesis and extrasolar planets Matthias Steffen and Elisabetta Caffau Sternphysik In metal-poor stellar atmospheres, the Lithium line at 6707 ?-NLTE, respectively. The accurate spectroscopic determination of the Lithium abundance and in particular the 6Li/7Li

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Multiyear Subinertial and Seasonal Eulerian Current Observations near the Florida Big Bend Coast  

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Multiyear in situ Eulerian acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements were obtained at 5-, 10-, and 19-m depths off the Big Bend coast, and in 19 m off the Florida Peninsula to the south. Analysis on subinertial time scales, dominated by ...

Ekaterina V. Maksimova; Allan J. Clarke

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The single pixel GPS: learning big data signals from tiny coresets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present algorithms for simplifying and clustering patterns from sensors such as GPS, LiDAR, and other devices that can produce high-dimensional signals. The algorithms are suitable for handling very large (e.g. terabytes) streaming data and can be ... Keywords: Douglas Peucker, big data, coresets, line simplification, streaming, trajectories clustering

Dan Feldman; Cynthia Sung; Daniela Rus

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposed 230-kV Crossover Substation, Big Horn County, Montana: Environmental assessment  

SciTech Connect

Western proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a 230-kV substation northwest of Hardin, Big Horn County, Montana. The proposed Crossover Substation would form an interconnection between Western's Yellowtail-Custer and MPC's Colstrip-Billings 230-kV transmission lines. Impacts and mitigation strategies are discussed.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asynchronous object storage with QoS for scientific and commercial big data  

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This paper presents our design for an asynchronous object storage system intended for use in scientific and commercial big data workloads. Use cases from the target workload domains are used to motivate the key abstractions used in the application programming ... Keywords: HPC storage, cloud storage, object storage, storage QoS

Michael J. Brim, David A. Dillow, Sarp Oral, Bradley W. Settlemyer, Feiyi Wang

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BIG SANDY IDA ONEID A WILL IAM SBU RG BU RNIN G SPRIN GS WIN  

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BIG SANDY IDA ONEID A WILL IAM SBU RG BU RNIN G SPRIN GS WIN ON A ALBANY CAT RON CREEK DALEY BU LL CREEK LEE C HAPEL AR Y ROT HWELL MEAD OW CR EEK HOL LY CREEK CON CORD TAU LBEE KH...

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Fusion in first few minutes after Big Bang form lightest elements  

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-guzzling car, big fuel tank but burns fuel fast, so the tank of gas does not last long. Like a fuel LSun Temperature: from color and spectral type 3,000 K - 50,000 K Mass: calculated from period (p DIMMER #12;Massive stars have the shortest lives. HIGH MASS and LUMINOUS LOW MASS and DIM Like a gas

Shirley, Yancy

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From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour  

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From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour Jeffrey D H Higgs boson Gauge bosons (force field quanta) Higgs boson and vacuum expectation value Strong) photon Z boson W bosons H Higgs boson Gauge bosons (force field quanta) Higgs boson and vacuum

Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

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From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

From the Big Bang to the Higgs Boson in Less Than an Hour Jeffrey D neutrino Z0 W + W -g gluon (8) photon Z boson W bosons Quarks Leptons H Higgs boson Gauge bosons (force field quanta) Higgs boson and vacuum expectation value Strong force EM force Weak force #12;Par7cles

Fygenson, Deborah Kuchnir

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Nuclear Waste Disposal: An Independent View of the Big Picture and a Proposal for CARD  

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1 Nuclear Waste Disposal: An Independent View of the Big Picture and a Proposal for CARD Presented to isolate nuclear waste successfully from the biosphere for the long term can be developed if our society to this impasse? In the 1940's at the beginning of the nuclear age, nuclear waste was seen as a "problem" only

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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Intra- and interspecific responses to Rafinesques big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) social calls.  

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Bats respond to the calls of conspecifics as well as to calls of other species; however, few studies have attempted to quantify these responses or understand the functions of these calls. We tested the response of Rafinesques big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) to social calls as a possible method to increase capture success and to understand the function of social calls. We also tested if calls of bats within the range of the previously designated subspecies differed, if the responses of Rafinesques big-eared bats varied with geographic origin of the calls, and if other species responded to the calls of C. rafinesquii. We recorded calls of Rafinesques big-eared bats at two colony roost sites in South Carolina, USA. Calls were recorded while bats were in the roosts and as they exited. Playback sequences for each site were created by copying typical pulses into the playback file. Two mist nets were placed approximately 50500 m from known roost sites; the net with the playback equipment served as the Experimental net and the one without the equipment served as the Control net. Call structures differed significantly between the Mountain and Coastal Plains populations with calls from the Mountains being of higher frequency and longer duration. Ten of 11 Rafinesques big-eared bats were caught in the Control nets and, 13 of 19 bats of other species were captured at Experimental nets even though overall bat activity did not differ significantly between Control and Experimental nets. Our results suggest that Rafinesques big-eared bats are not attracted to conspecifics calls and that these calls may act as an intraspecific spacing mechanism during foraging.

Loeb, Susan, C.; Britzke, Eric, R.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-147 (Big Eddy-Chenoweth NO. 1&2, Big Eddy - Midway & Chenoweth-Goldendale)  

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1, 2003 1, 2003 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEP-4 SUBJECT: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-147 (Big Eddy-Chenoweth NO. 1 &2, Big Eddy - Midway & Chenoweth- Goldendale) Elizabeth Johnson Natural Resource Specialist - TFR/The Dalles Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the Big Eddy-Chenoweth NO. 1 &2 Substation to Substation, Big Eddy - Midway Substation to 2/3) & Chenoweth-Goldendale (Substation to 2/3). Location: Project location is within Wasco County, Oregon & Klickitat County, Washington and is within the Redmond Region. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes to clear targeted vegetation within the right-of-way.

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At Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, buying small is a big win |  

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At Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, buying small is a big win At Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, buying small is a big win By Gale Scott May 23, 2011 Tweet Widget Facebook Like Google Plus One When scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) needed metal flanges for a specialized piece of equipment, Principal Buyer Arlene White could have ordered them from a range of major manufacturers. Instead, the $150,000 order went to Zenex Precision Products, a small, family-owned machine shop in Paterson, N.J. The company's price was competitive and the quality of the product was excellent. For White, equally important was the fact that the company has only a dozen or so employees and is located in an economically depressed community. "We've bypassed major large companies to buy from them," White said.

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Microsoft Word - CX-Big Eddy-Redmond-WoodPolesFY13_WEB.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4, 2013 4, 2013 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEPR-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Richard Heredia Project Manager - TEP-TPP-1 Proposed Action: Big Eddy-Redmond No. 1 Wood Pole Replacement Project PP&A Project No.: 2500 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.3 Routine maintenance Location: Big Eddy-Redmond No. 1 transmission line in Deschutes County, Oregon, at the following locations: Mile Structure Township Range Section 35 6 5 14 24 36 6 5 14 25 36 7 5 14 25 36 8 5 14 25 37 6 5 14 36 40 9 6 15 18 43 2 6 15 29 48 4 7 1 21 49 1 7 1 21 50 6 7 15 33 51 8 8 15 5 52 8 8 15 8 53 3 8 15 8 54 2 8 15 17 56 1 8 1 30 58 2 9 14 1

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Microsoft Word - John_Day-Big_Eddy_2-CX.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Mark Kjelland Mark Kjelland Project Manager - TEP-TPP-3 Proposed Action: John Day-Big Eddy No. 2 500-kV Transmission Line Reconductor Budget Information: Work Order 232282 Task 01 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.6 Additions or modifications to electric power transmission facilities that would not affect the environment beyond the previously developed facility area including...tower modifications, changing insulators, and replacement of poles, circuit breakers, conductors, transformers and crossarms. Location: Sherman and Wasco counties, Oregon Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to reconductor 3 approximately 1-mile long sections of the John Day-Big Eddy No. 2 500-kV transmission line. The project involves removing the

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Microsoft Word - CX-BigEddy-Redmond-ConductorMaintenance-FY13_WEB  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4, 2013 4, 2013 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEP-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Stacy Hensley Project Manager - TEP-CSB-2 Proposed Action: Conductor maintenance on Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Big Eddy-Redmond transmission line Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.3 Routine maintenance activities Location: Approximately six miles southeast of The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon. T1N, R14E, Sec 4, 5, 9, 20, 28, 29, and 33 Proposed by: BPA Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to perform routine maintenance on the Big Eddy-Redmond, 230-kilovolt transmission line conductor. The proposed work includes re-sagging the transmission line, and replacing the transmission line hardware and transmission

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Big Caliente Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal Facility | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Caliente Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Caliente Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Big Caliente Pool & Spa Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Facility Big Caliente Sector Geothermal energy Type Pool and Spa Location Santa Barbara, California Coordinates 34.4208305°, -119.6981901° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[]}

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OpenMSI: A Science Gateway to Sort Through Bio-Imaging's Big Datasets  

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OpenMSI: A Science OpenMSI: A Science Gateway to Sort Through Bio-Imaging's Big Datasets OpenMSI: A Science Gateway to Sort Through Bio-Imaging's Big Datasets August 27, 2013 | Tags: Basic Energy Sciences (BES), Carver, Computer Science, Dirac, Hopper, Life Sciences, Science Gateways, Visualization Group Contact: Linda Vu, +1 510 495 2402, lvu@lbl.gov OpenMSINERSC.jpg This overlay of mass spectrometry images shows the spatial distribution of three different kind of lipids across a whole mouse cross-section. Lipids act as the structural components of cell membranes and are responsible for energy storage, among other things. Image credit: Wolfgang Reindl (Berkeley Lab). Using cutting-edge mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) technology, scientists can study tissues, cell cultures and bacterial colonies in unprecedented

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Effects of Quantized Scalar Fields in Cosmological Spacetimes with Big Rip Singularities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Effects of quantized free scalar fields in cosmological spacetimes with Big Rip singularities are investigated. The energy densities for these fields are computed at late times when the expansion is very rapid. For the massless minimally coupled field it is shown that an attractor state exists in the sense that, for a large class of states, the energy density of the field asymptotically approaches the energy density it would have if it was in the attractor state. Results of numerical computations of the energy density for the massless minimally coupled field and for massive fields with minimal and conformal coupling to the scalar curvature are presented. For the massive fields the energy density is seen to always asymptotically approach that of the corresponding massless field. The question of whether the energy densities of quantized fields can be large enough for backreaction effects to remove the Big Rip singularity is addressed.

Jason D. Bates; Paul R. Anderson

2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Energy Photodisintegration of the Deuteron and Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis  

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The photon analyzing power for the photodisintegration of the deuteron was measured for seven gamma-ray energies between 2.39 and 4.05 MeV using the linearly polarized gamma-ray beam of the High-Intensity Gamma-ray Source at the Duke Free-Electron Laser Laboratory. The data provide a stringent test of theoretical calculations for the inverse reaction, the neutron-proton radiative capture reaction at energies important for Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis. Our data are in excellent agreement with potential model and effective field theory calculations. Therefore, the uncertainty in the baryon density obtained from Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis can be reduced at least by 20%.

W. Tornow; N. G. Czakon; C. R. Howell; A. Hutcheson; J. H. Kelley; V. N. Litvinenko; S. Mikhailov; I. V. Pinayev; G. J. Weisel; H. Witala

2003-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact StatementS Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project  

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ES-1 ES-1 ES.0 Summary In May 2006, Western Area Power Administration (Western), Rural Utilities Service (RUS), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued the Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS, DOE/EIS-0377). The Draft EIS described the details of constructing and operating a nominal 600-megawatt (MW), coal-fired, baseload electric generating facility and associated transmission line and substation upgrades, known as the Big Stone II Project (proposed Project). The proposed Project would be constructed by Otter Tail Corporation (dba Otter Tail Power Company (OTP)), Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, Great River Energy, Heartland Consumers Power District, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, and

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NREL's Energy Databus storing big energy data | OpenEI Community  

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NREL's Energy Databus storing big energy data NREL's Energy Databus storing big energy data Home > Blogs > Graham7781's blog Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 26 June, 2013 - 09:17 campus databus energy meter data NREL OpenEI Tool The Energy Databus began as a project aimed at addressing campus energy consumption and tracking issues at NREL. Now, with the ability to store large amounts of data, some of which measured by the second, along with rich functionality, the open-source software tool could offer the same solutions to many facilities. From a single building to a large military base or college campus, the Databus tool has the ability to handle many different size campuses. The software allows you to take meter data, often spread out around campus, record it and make sense of it.

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Luminant's Big Brown Plant wins for continuous improvement and safety programs  

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Staff from Luminant's Big Brown Plant accepted the PRB Coal Users' Group's top honour for innovative improvements to coal-handling systems and a sterling safety record. The numbers reveal their accomplishments: an average EFOR less than 4%, an availability factor averaging 90% for a plant that burns a lignite/PRB mix, and staff who worked more than 2.6 million man-hours since March 2000 without a lost-time injury. 13 photos., 1 tab.

Peltier, R.

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Birth of Supermassive Black holes and Star Formation after the Big Bang  

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Modern observations of star formation in different galaxies contradicts with the current star formation theories. There are few questions and observations where current star formation theories were not able to explain well. This paper proposes an alternative theory of Star formation and birth of Supermassive Black holes after the Big Bang, which can answer the contradictions without violating the physics laws and fit perfectly well with the modern observations.

A Paramashivam

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Fusion in first few minutes after Big Bang form lightest elements  

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the shortest lives. HIGH MASS and LUMINOUS LOW MASS and DIM Like a gas-guzzling car, big fuel tank but burns fuel fast, so the tank of gas does not last long. Like a fuel-efficient car, small fuel tank but burns and distance 10-4 LSun - 106 LSun Temperature: from color and spectral type 3,000 K - 50,000 K Mass: calculated

Shirley, Yancy

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Modeling Analysis of the Big Bend Regional Aerosol and Visibility Observational (BRAVO) Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Particulate sulfate compounds account for approximately half of the particulate matter (PM) during periods of poor visibility at Big Bend National Park (BBNP). Poor visibility is associated with two distinct meteorological regimes -- one dominated by flow from Mexico during spring and summer months and another characterized by transport from regions northeast of BBNP during fall months. Accordingly, the monitoring component of BRAVO took place from July to October 1999. More than 30 sites were establishe...

2004-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - FEIS-0421-SA-01-Big Eddy-KnightDesignAdjustmentFY12_WEB.doc  

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KEP-4 KEP-4 SUBJECT: Supplement Analysis for the Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project Final EIS (DOE/EIS-0421/SA-1) Emmanuel Jaramillo Project Manager - TEP-TPP-1 Proposed Action: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project design adjustments Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Location: Wasco County, Oregon and Klickitat County, Washington Background: In 2011, BPA completed the Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0421) and issued a Record of Decision (ROD) documenting its decision to build and operate the Big Eddy-Knight transmission line. Construction of the transmission line began in fall 2011 and is currently underway. Through construction and further detailed design work, project adjustments have been identified. The

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Panel session: Part 1, In flux -- Science Policy and the social structure of Big Laboratories, 1964--1979  

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This report discusses the in flux of science policy and the social structure of big laboratories during the period of 1964 to 1979 and some sociological consequences of high energy physicists` development of the standard model during the same period.

Westfall, C. [Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)]|[CEBAF, Newport News, VA (United States)]|[Fermilab History Collaboration, Batavia, IL (United States)

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

eGallon and Electric Vehicle Sales: The Big Picture | Department of Energy  

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eGallon and Electric Vehicle Sales: The Big Picture eGallon and Electric Vehicle Sales: The Big Picture eGallon and Electric Vehicle Sales: The Big Picture August 19, 2013 - 8:30am Addthis eGallon: Compare the costs of driving with electricity What is eGallon? It is the cost of fueling a vehicle with electricity compared to a similar vehicle that runs on gasoline. Did you know? On average, it costs about 3 times less to drive an electric vehicle. Find out how much it costs to fuel an electric vehicle in your state regular gasoline 0 6 4 1 0 3 · 0 2 0 4 8 6 0 8 9 2 3 5 0 electric eGallon 0 4 1 7 2 3 3 · 0 4 2 0 4 6 0 8 5 9 1 5 0 Data and Methodology The eGallon price is calculated using the most recently available state by state residential electricity prices. The state gasoline price above is either the statewide average retail price or a multi-state regional average

369

Necessary and sufficient conditions for big bangs, bounces, crunches, rips, sudden singularities, and extremality events  

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The physically relevant singularities occurring in FRW cosmologies had traditionally been thought to be limited to the "big bang", and possibly a "big crunch". However, over the last few years, the zoo of cosmological singularities considered in the literature has become considerably more extensive, with "big rips" and "sudden singularities" added to the mix, as well as renewed interest in non-singular cosmological events such as "bounces" and "turnarounds". In this article we present a complete catalogue of such cosmological milestones, both at the kinematical and dynamical level. First, using generalized power series, purely kinematical definitions of these cosmological events are provided in terms of the behaviour of the scale factor a(t). The notion of a "scale-factor singularity'" is defined, and its relation to curvature singularities (polynomial and differential) is explored. Second, dynamical information is extracted by using the Friedmann equations (without assuming even the existence of any equation of state) to place constraints on whether or not the classical energy conditions are satisfied at the cosmological milestones. We use these considerations to derive necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of cosmological milestones such as bangs, bounces, crunches, rips, sudden singularities, and extremality events. Since the classification is extremely general, the corresponding results are to a high degree model-independent: In particular, we provide a complete characterization of the class of bangs, crunches, and sudden singularities for which the dominant energy condition is satisfied.

Celine Cattoen; Matt Visser

2005-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

370

Tax Credits Give Thin-Film Solar a Big Boost | Department of Energy  

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Tax Credits Give Thin-Film Solar a Big Boost Tax Credits Give Thin-Film Solar a Big Boost Tax Credits Give Thin-Film Solar a Big Boost October 18, 2010 - 2:00pm Addthis MiaSolé will expand its capacity to make its thin-film solar panels by more than ten times, thanks to two Recovery Act tax credits.| Photo courtesy of MiaSolé MiaSolé will expand its capacity to make its thin-film solar panels by more than ten times, thanks to two Recovery Act tax credits.| Photo courtesy of MiaSolé Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers What are the key facts? MiaSolé adding more than ten times its current manufacturing capacity Company expects to double or triple its workforce with expansion Expansion is funded by $101 million in Recovery Act tax credit For MiaSolé, a relative newcomer to the solar energy market, 2010 has been

371

Oak Ridge Lays Out Big Plans for 2012 | Department of Energy  

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Lays Out Big Plans for 2012 Lays Out Big Plans for 2012 Oak Ridge Lays Out Big Plans for 2012 January 1, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Employees at Oak Ridge are accelerating work at K-25’s East Wing. Sixty percent of the remaining structure is expected to be down by the end of the September. Employees at Oak Ridge are accelerating work at K-25's East Wing. Sixty percent of the remaining structure is expected to be down by the end of the September. Tank W-1A, a 4,000-gallon contaminated tank buried in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s central campus, was removed from the site in January. Tank W-1A, a 4,000-gallon contaminated tank buried in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's central campus, was removed from the site in January. Employees at Oak Ridge are accelerating work at K-25's East Wing. Sixty percent of the remaining structure is expected to be down by the end of the September.

372

This is Big: The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival | Department  

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This is Big: The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival This is Big: The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival This is Big: The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival November 26, 2013 - 2:17pm Addthis WhiteHouse.Gov/FilmFest has the full scoop on the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. Learn more, read the official rules, see how to submit your video, and hear from Bill Nye (the Science Guy). WhiteHouse.Gov/FilmFest has the full scoop on the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. Learn more, read the official rules, see how to submit your video, and hear from Bill Nye (the Science Guy). Adam Garber Deputy Director of Digital Content for the Office of Digital Strategy, The White House Editor's Note: This blog is cross-posted from www.whitehouse.gov You don't have to be a kid to be excited about this:

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This is Big: The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

This is Big: The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival This is Big: The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival This is Big: The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival November 26, 2013 - 2:17pm Addthis WhiteHouse.Gov/FilmFest has the full scoop on the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. Learn more, read the official rules, see how to submit your video, and hear from Bill Nye (the Science Guy). WhiteHouse.Gov/FilmFest has the full scoop on the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. Learn more, read the official rules, see how to submit your video, and hear from Bill Nye (the Science Guy). Adam Garber Deputy Director of Digital Content for the Office of Digital Strategy, The White House Editor's Note: This blog is cross-posted from www.whitehouse.gov You don't have to be a kid to be excited about this:

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Genetic Regulation of Grass Biomass Accumulation and Biological Conversion Quality (2013 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy and Environment 8th Annual User Meeting)  

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Sam Hazen of the University of Massachusetts on "Genetic Regulation of Grass Biomass Accumulation and Biological Conversion Quality" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 27, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Hazen, Sam [University of Massachusetts

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Final Technical Report  

SciTech Connect

The following report contributes to our knowledge of how to economically produce wildlife-friendly grass mixtures for future fuel feedstocks in the northern plains. It investigates northern-adapted cultivars; management and harvest regimes that are good for yields, soils and wildlife; comparative analysis of monocultures and simple mixtures of native grasses; economic implications of growing grasses for fuel feedstocks in specific locations in the northern plains; and conversion options for turning the grasses into useful chemicals and fuels. The core results of this study suggest the following: ? Native grasses, even simple grass mixtures, can be produced profitably in the northern plains as far west as the 100th meridian with yields ranging from 2 to 6 tons per acre. ? Northern adapted cultivars may yield less in good years, but have much greater long-term sustainable yield potential than higher-yielding southern varieties. ? Grasses require very little inputs and stop economically responding to N applications above 56kg/hectare. ? Harvesting after a killing frost may reduce the yield available in that given year but will increase overall yields averaged throughout multiple years. ? Harvesting after a killing frost or even in early spring reduces the level of ash and undesirable molecules like K which cause adverse reactions in pyrolysis processing. Grasses can be managed for biomass harvest and maintain or improve overall soil-health and carbon sequestration benefits of idled grassland ? The carbon sequestration activity of the grasses seems to follow the above ground health of the biomass. In other words plots where the above ground biomass is regularly removed can continue to sequester carbon at the rate of 2 tons/acre/year if the stand health is strong and yielding significant amounts of biomass. ? Managing grasses for feedstock quality in a biomass system requires some of the same management strategies as managing for wildlife benefit. We believe that biomass development can be done in such a way that also maximizes or improves upon conservation and other environmental goals (in some cases even when compared to idled land). ? Switchgrass and big bluestem work well together in simple mixture plots where big bluestem fills in around the switchgrass which alone grows in bunches and leaves patches of bare soil open and susceptible to erosion. ? Longer-term studies in the northern plains may also find that every other year harvest schemes produce as much biomass averaged over the years as annual harvests ? Grasses can be grown for between $23 and $54/ton in the northern plains at production rates between 3 and 5 tons/acre. ? Land costs, yields, and harvest frequency are the largest determining factors in the farm scale economics. Without any land rent offset or incentive for production, and with annual harvesting, grass production is likely to be around $35/ton in the northern plains (farm gate). ? Average transportation costs range from $3 to $10/ton delivered to the plant gate. Average distance from the plant is the biggest factor - $3/ton at 10 miles, $10/ton at 50 miles. ? There is a substantial penalty paid on a per unit of energy produced basis when one converts grasses to bio-oil, but the bio-oil can then compete in higher priced fuel markets whereas grasses alone compete directly with relatively cheap coal. ? Bio oil or modified bio-oil (without the HA or other chemical fraction) is a suitable fuel for boiler and combustion turbines that would otherwise use residual fuel oil or number 2 diesel. ? Ensyn has already commercialized the use of HA in smokey flavorants for the food industry but that market is rather small. HA, however, is also found to be a suitable replacement for the much larger US market for ethanolamines and ethalyne oxides that are used as dispersants. ? Unless crude oil prices rise, the highest and best use of grass based bio-oil is primarily as a direct fuel. As prices rise, HA, phenol and other chemical fractions may become more attractive ? Although we were

Sara Bergan, Executive Director; Brendan Jordan, Program Manager; Subcontractors as listed on the report.

2007-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

376

Final Technical Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The following report contributes to our knowledge of how to economically produce wildlife-friendly grass mixtures for future fuel feedstocks in the northern plains. It investigates northern-adapted cultivars; management and harvest regimes that are good for yields, soils and wildlife; comparative analysis of monocultures and simple mixtures of native grasses; economic implications of growing grasses for fuel feedstocks in specific locations in the northern plains; and conversion options for turning the grasses into useful chemicals and fuels. The core results of this study suggest the following: ? Native grasses, even simple grass mixtures, can be produced profitably in the northern plains as far west as the 100th meridian with yields ranging from 2 to 6 tons per acre. ? Northern adapted cultivars may yield less in good years, but have much greater long-term sustainable yield potential than higher-yielding southern varieties. ? Grasses require very little inputs and stop economically responding to N applications above 56kg/hectare. ? Harvesting after a killing frost may reduce the yield available in that given year but will increase overall yields averaged throughout multiple years. ? Harvesting after a killing frost or even in early spring reduces the level of ash and undesirable molecules like K which cause adverse reactions in pyrolysis processing. Grasses can be managed for biomass harvest and maintain or improve overall soil-health and carbon sequestration benefits of idled grassland ? The carbon sequestration activity of the grasses seems to follow the above ground health of the biomass. In other words plots where the above ground biomass is regularly removed can continue to sequester carbon at the rate of 2 tons/acre/year if the stand health is strong and yielding significant amounts of biomass. ? Managing grasses for feedstock quality in a biomass system requires some of the same management strategies as managing for wildlife benefit. We believe that biomass development can be done in such a way that also maximizes or improves upon conservation and other environmental goals (in some cases even when compared to idled land). ? Switchgrass and big bluestem work well together in simple mixture plots where big bluestem fills in around the switchgrass which alone grows in bunches and leaves patches of bare soil open and susceptible to erosion. ? Longer-term studies in the northern plains may also find that every other year harvest schemes produce as much biomass averaged over the years as annual harvests ? Grasses can be grown for between $23 and $54/ton in the northern plains at production rates between 3 and 5 tons/acre. ? Land costs, yields, and harvest frequency are the largest determining factors in the farm scale economics. Without any land rent offset or incentive for production, and with annual harvesting, grass production is likely to be around $35/ton in the northern plains (farm gate). ? Average transportation costs range from $3 to $10/ton delivered to the plant gate. Average distance from the plant is the biggest factor - $3/ton at 10 miles, $10/ton at 50 miles. ? There is a substantial penalty paid on a per unit of energy produced basis when one converts grasses to bio-oil, but the bio-oil can then compete in higher priced fuel markets whereas grasses alone compete directly with relatively cheap coal. ? Bio oil or modified bio-oil (without the HA or other chemical fraction) is a suitable fuel for boiler and combustion turbines that would otherwise use residual fuel oil or number 2 diesel. ? Ensyn has already commercialized the use of HA in smokey flavorants for the food industry but that market is rather small. HA, however, is also found to be a suitable replacement for the much larger US market for ethanolamines and ethalyne oxides that are used as dispersants. ? Unless crude oil prices rise, the highest and best use of grass based bio-oil is primarily as a direct fuel. As prices rise, HA, phenol and other chemical fractions may become more attractive ? Although we were

Sara Bergan, Executive Director; Brendan Jordan, Program Manager; Subcontractors as listed on the report.

2007-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

377

Water Management Planning: A Case Study at Blue Grass Army Depot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Executive Order 13123, Greening the Government Through Efficient Energy Management, mandates an aggressive policy for reducing potable water consumption at federal facilities. Implementation guidance from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) set a requirement for each federal agency to reduce potable water usage by implementing life cycle, cost-effective water efficiency programs that include a water management plan, and not less than four Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Best Management Practices (BMPs). The objective of this plan is to gain full compliance with Executive Order 13123 and associated DOE implementation guidance on behalf of Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD), Richmond, Kentucky. In accordance with this plan, BGAD must: Incorporate the plan as a component of the Installation energy conservation plan Investigate the water savings potential and life-cycle cost effectiveness of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and retrofit/replacement options associated with the ten FEMP BMPs Put into practice all applicable O&M options Identify retrofit/replacement options appropriate for implementation (based upon calculation of the simple payback periods) Establish a schedule for implementation of applicable and cost-effective retrofit/replacement options.

Solana, Amy E.; McMordie-Stoughton, Katherine L.

2006-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

378

Electromagnetic (EM-60) survey in the Panther Canyon Area, Grass Valley, Nevada  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Eight frequency domain electromagnetic soundings were measured over the Panther Canyon thermal anomaly in Grass Valley, Nevada. The data were collected with Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's large moment horizontal loop system (EM-60). At the transmitter site located near the center of the thermal anomaly, square wave currents of up to 70 A were impressed into a fourturn 50 m radius coil at frequencies from 0.033 to 500 Hz. At the eight receiver sites, 0.5 to 1.5 km from the loop, magnetic fields were detected with a three-component SQUID magnetometer and vertical and radial magnetic field spectra were calculated. Data were interpreted with a computer program which fit filled spectra and associated ellipse polarization data to one-dimensional resistivity models and results were compared to interpretations from earlier dipole-dipole resistivity measurements. Comparison of these interpretations indicates fairly close agreement between the two, with both models clearly indicating the presence and dimensions of the conductivity anomaly associated with the thermal zone. Although the dc data was better able to resolve the high resistivity bedrock, the EM-data were able to resolve all major features without distortion at shorter transmitter receiver separations and in about one-third of the field time.

Wilt, M.; Goldstein, N.; Stark, M.; Haught, R.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Environmental enhancement using short-rotation woody crops and perennial grasses as alternative agricultural crops  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Short-rotation woody crops and perennial grasses are grown as biomass feedstocks for energy and fiber. When replacing traditional row crops on similar lands, these alternative crops can provide multiple environmental benefits in addition to enhancing rural economies and providing valuable resources. The DOE is supporting research to address how these crops can provide environmental benefits to soil, water, and native wildlife species in addition to providing bioenergy feedstocks. Research is underway to address the potential for biomass crops to provide soils conservation and water quality improvements in crop settings. Replacement of traditional erosive row drops with biomass crops on marginal lands and establishment of biomass plantations as filter strips adjacent to streams and wetlands are being studied. The habitat value of different crops for wildlife species is also considered. Combining findings on wildlife use of individual plantations with information on the cumulative effects of multiple plantations on wildlife populations can provide guidance for establishing and managing biomass crops to enhance biodiversity while providing feedstocks. Data from site-specific environmental studies can provide input for evaluation of the effects of large-scale plantings at both landscape and regional levels of resolution.

Tolbert, V.R. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Schiller, A. [Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, TN (United States)

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Big microscope  

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microscope Name: stacy Status: NA Age: NA Location: NA Country: NA Date: Around 1993 Question: What type of Microscope has the highest magnification? Replies: What type of...

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381

Big Spring Wind Power Project First-Year Operating Experience: 1999-2000: U.S. Department of Energy-EPRI Wind Turbine Verification P rogram  

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The 34-MW Big Spring wind power plant is sited on elevated tabletop mesas near Big Spring, Texas. Under a power purchase agreement between the project owner and operator, York Research Corporation (York), and TXU Electric and Gas (TXU), York will supply wind energy to TXU for 15 years. This report describes Big Spring's first-year operating experience. The lessons learned in the project will be valuable to other utilities and wind power developers planning similar wind power projects, especially those lo...

2000-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

382

An origin of the universe: a model alternative to Big Bang  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a new approach to the model of an origin of the universe built by Oscar Klein and Hannes Alfv\\'{e}n. Some modifications of assumptions underlying the model result in a possible scenario of the universe creation consistent with observations. We explain the large scale structre of the universe and we estimate the Hubble constant value as well as the number of galaxies in the universe. The model does not require many assumptions made in the model based on the Big Bang idea.

Andrzej Mercik; Szymon Mercik

2006-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

383

Hydroelectric Assessment Study of Existing and Planned Water Systems on the Big Island  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wind energy is a very promising energy source on the Big Island of Hawaii due to the island's natural geological features and consistent trade winds. However, two primary factors hamper efficient use of wind energy. (1) Power generated by wind energy is somewhat unreliable because it is entirely dependent on real-time wind speeds and direction. (2) While energy can be generated continuously throughout the day and night with adequate winds, grid demand falls off during the late night and early morning hou...

2005-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

384

Refined scenario of standard Big Bang nucleosynthesis allowing for nonthermal nuclear reactions in the primordial plasma  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The standard scenario of big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) is generalized to take into account nonthermal nuclear reactions in the primordial plasma. These reactions are naturally triggered in the BBN epoch by fast particles generated in various exoergic processes. It is found that, although such particles can appreciably enhance the rates of some individual reactions, their influence on the whole process of element production is not significant. The nonthermal corrections to element abundances are obtained to be 0.1% ({sup 3}H), -0.03% ({sup 7}Li), and 0.34 %-0.63% (CNO group).

Voronchev, Victor T.; Nakao, Yasuyuki; Nakamura, Makoto; Tsukida, Kazuki [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan); Division of Advanced Plasma Research, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2-166 Oaza-Obuchi-Aza-Omotedate, Rokkasho, Kamikita, Aomori 039-3212 (Japan); Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

385

A Java Math.BigDecimal Implementation of Core Mathematical Functions  

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The mathematical functions log(x), exp(x), root[n]x, sin(x), cos(x), tan(x), arcsin(x), arctan(x), x^y, sinh(x), cosh(x), tanh(x) and Gamma(x) have been implemented for arguments x in the real domain in a native Java library on top of the multi-precision BigDecimal representation of floating point numbers. This supports scientific applications where more than the double precision accuracy of the library of the Standard Edition is desired. The full source code is made available.

Mathar, Richard J

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Hellsgate Big Game Winter Range Wildlife Mitigation Project : Annual Report 2008.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Hellsgate Big Game Winter Range Wildlife Mitigation Project (Hellsgate Project) was proposed by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CTCR) as partial mitigation for hydropower's share of the wildlife losses resulting from Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams. At present, the Hellsgate Project protects and manages 57,418 acres (approximately 90 miles2) for the biological requirements of managed wildlife species; most are located on or near the Columbia River (Lake Rufus Woods and Lake Roosevelt) and surrounded by Tribal land. To date we have acquired about 34,597 habitat units (HUs) towards a total 35,819 HUs lost from original inundation due to hydropower development. In addition to the remaining 1,237 HUs left unmitigated, 600 HUs from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife that were traded to the Colville Tribes and 10 secure nesting islands are also yet to be mitigated. This annual report for 2008 describes the management activities of the Hellsgate Big Game Winter Range Wildlife Mitigation Project (Hellsgate Project) during the past year.

Whitney, Richard P.; Berger, Matthew T.; Rushing, Samuel; Peone, Cory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

The Problem of Big Bang Matter vs. AntiMatter Symmetry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-The favored Big Bang concept is that the original symmetry was skewed, the universe now being all matter, all antimatter having annihilated. -The mechanism of matter/antimatter annihilation is analyzed. A total annihilation of original antimatter could not have occurred; the skewing is unnecessary; and the universe must contain equally both forms of matter. -Current detection of cosmic matter/antimatter annihilations is Gamma Ray Bursts [GRB's]. However, the conviction that the universe is now all matter with no antimatter has left that possibility rejected and uninvestigated and left standing the massive supernovae core collapse hypothesis for GRB's. -It has recently been reported that the rate of GRB's increases with red shift z for z = 0 to 4 as (1 + z)^1.5. The indication is that the rate increases significantly with time into the past at least back to z = 4 [and probably back to the Big Bang]. -That finding is inconsistent with the massive supernovae core collapse hypothesis for GRB's and supports GRB's being cosmic matter/antimatter annihilations.

Roger Ellman

2000-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

388

STANDARD BIG BANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS UP TO CNO WITH AN IMPROVED EXTENDED NUCLEAR NETWORK  

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Primordial or big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) is one of the three strong pieces of evidence for the big bang model together with the expansion of the universe and cosmic microwave background radiation. In this study, we improve the standard BBN calculations taking into account new nuclear physics analyses and enlarge the nuclear network up to sodium. This is, in particular, important to evaluate the primitive value of CNO mass fraction that could affect Population III stellar evolution. For the first time we list the complete network of more than 400 reactions with references to the origin of the rates, including Almost-Equal-To 270 reaction rates calculated using the TALYS code. Together with the cosmological light elements, we calculate the primordial beryllium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen nuclei. We performed a sensitivity study to identify the important reactions for CNO, {sup 9}Be, and boron nucleosynthesis. We re-evaluated those important reaction rates using experimental data and/or theoretical evaluations. The results are compared with precedent calculations: a primordial beryllium abundance increase by a factor of four compared to its previous evaluation, but we note a stability for B/H and for the CNO/H abundance ratio that remains close to its previous value of 0.7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -15}. On the other hand, the extension of the nuclear network has not changed the {sup 7}Li value, so its abundance is still 3-4 times greater than its observed spectroscopic value.

Coc, Alain [Centre de Spectrometrie Nucleaire et de Spectrometrie de Masse (CSNSM), CNRS/IN2P3, Universite Paris Sud, UMR 8609, Batiment 104, F-91405 Orsay Campus (France); Goriely, Stephane; Xu, Yi [Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, CP 226, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Bruxelles (Belgium); Saimpert, Matthias; Vangioni, Elisabeth [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR 7095 CNRS, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 98 bis Boulevard Arago, Paris 75014 (France)

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic Hydrogen Was Significantly Neutral a Billion Years After the Big Bang  

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The ionization fraction of cosmic hydrogen, left over from the big bang, provides crucial fossil evidence for when the first stars and quasar black holes formed in the infant universe. Spectra of the two most distant quasars known show nearly complete absorption of photons with wavelengths shorter than the Ly-alpha transition of neutral hydrogen, indicating that hydrogen in the intergalactic medium (IGM) had not been completely ionized at a redshift z~6.3, about a billion years after the big bang. Here we show that the radii of influence of ionizing radiation from these quasars imply that the surrounding IGM had a neutral hydrogen fraction of tens of percent prior to the quasar activity, much higher than previous lower limits of ~0.1%. When combined with the recent inference of a large cumulative optical depth to electron scattering after cosmological recombination from the WMAP data, our result suggests the existence of a second peak in the mean ionization history, potentially due to an early formation episode of the first stars.

Stuart Wyithe; Abraham Loeb

2004-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Multiverse Origin of our Physics does without Strings, Big Bang, Inflation, or Parallel Universes  

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Evolution needs long times and large numbers of samples or species. Our finely tuned physics can therefore not have evolved during the fast changes of a single Big-Bang universe, but the cosmological scales for time and for the number of universes in the multiverse satisfy that condition. Planck and Chandrasekhar equations show that multiverse. A variety of observations show the origin of our physics. The multiverse is being fed by the debris of its decaying universes, which is transported on the accelerated expansion. New universes originate from clouds of that debris, which is re-energized by the gravity at the center of the cloud when the proton density is reached. That epoch occurs much later than a Big Bang. It marks the beginning of our universe with a photon burst, which may have been observed by spacecraft as the radiation signature with a wider curvature than that of the cosmic background radiation. A test for black holes, published by Karl Schwarzschild in 1916, also confirms that beginning.

Tom Gehrels

2009-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Restoring Anadromous Fish Habitat in Big Canyon Creek Watershed, 2004-2005 Annual Report.  

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The ''Restoring Anadromous Fish Habitat in the Big Canyon Creek Watershed'' is a multi-phase project to enhance steelhead trout in the Big Canyon Creek watershed by improving salmonid spawning and rearing habitat. Habitat is limited by extreme high runoff events, low summer flows, high water temperatures, poor instream cover, spawning gravel siltation, and sediment, nutrient and bacteria loading. Funded by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) as part of the Northwest Power Planning Council's Fish and Wildlife Program, the project assists in mitigating damage to steelhead runs caused by the Columbia River hydroelectric dams. The project is sponsored by the Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District. Target fish species include steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Steelhead trout within the Snake River Basin were listed in 1997 as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Accomplishments for the contract period September 1, 2004 through October 31, 2005 include; 2.7 riparian miles treated, 3.0 wetland acres treated, 5,263.3 upland acres treated, 106.5 riparian acres treated, 76,285 general public reached, 3,000 students reached, 40 teachers reached, 18 maintenance plans completed, temperature data collected at 6 sites, 8 landowner applications received and processed, 14 land inventories completed, 58 habitat improvement project designs completed, 5 newsletters published, 6 habitat plans completed, 34 projects installed, 2 educational workshops, 6 displays, 1 television segment, 2 public service announcements, a noxious weed GIS coverage, and completion of NEPA, ESA, and cultural resources requirements.

Rasmussen, Lynn (Nez Perce Soil and Conservation District, Lewiston, ID)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of sugarcane and tropical grasses as a renewable energy source. Third quarterly report, December 1, 1980-February 28, 1981  

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Research continued on tropical grasses from Saccharum and related genera as sources of intensively-propagated fiber and fermentable solids. Greenhouse-level screening for short- and intermediate-rotation grasses included further trials with legume species as potential nitrogen sources for the tropical grasses. Yields from four indigenous legumes were appreciably higher when planted in spring (May) than when planted in autumn (November). Initial data were recorded from second generation energy cane studies established during 1980. Controlled variables include varieties, harvest interval, and nitrogen input. Yield data at 6 months indicate high but essentially equal growth rates among all varieties and N-variables. This is attributed to the use of a land rotavator during seedbed preparation - the first such application of this implement on Lajas Valley soils. Total green weights were in the order of 50 to 60 tons/acre, and millable stem weights ranged from 33 to 37 tons/acre, at the 6-months harvest. Dry matter yields ranged from 8 to 11 tons/acre. Juice quality values indicated a minimal sugar content at this stage of maturity. Fiber values ranged from 7 to 14%. Field-scale studies were continued at the Hatillo demonstration site on the humid north coast and in the semi-arid Lajas Valley. For the 6-months harvest at Hatillo, total green weights for all treatments averaged 38.4 tons/acre. Variety US 67-22-2 produced 50.2 tons/acre. Millable cane yields averaged 25.3 tons/acre for all treatments and 34.7 tons/acre for variety US 67-22.2.

Alexander, A.G.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of heat-flow techniques to geothermal energy exploration, Leach Hot Springs area, Grass Valley, Nevada  

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A total of 82 holes ranging in depth from 18 to 400 meters were drilled for thermal and hydrologic studies in a 200 km/sup 2/ area of Grass Valley, Nevada, near Leach Hot Springs. Outside the immediate area of Leach Hot Springs, heat flow ranges from 1 to 6.5 hfu with a mean of 2.4 hfu (1 hfu = 10/sup -6/ cal cm/sup 2/ s/sup -1/ = 41.8 mWm/sup -2/). Within 2 km of the springs, conductive heat flow ranges between 1.6 and more than 70 hfu averaging 13.6 hfu. Besides the conspicuous thermal anomaly associated with the hot springs, two additional anomalies were identified. One is associated with faults bounding the western margin of the Tobin Range near Panther Canyon, and the other is near the middle of Grass Valley about 5 km SSW of Leach Hot Springs. The mid-valley anomaly appears to be caused by hydrothermal circulation in a bedrock horst beneath about 375 meters of impermeable valley sediments. If the convective and conductive heat discharge within 2 km of the Leach Hot Springs is averaged over the entire hydrologic system (including areas of recharge), the combined heat flux from this part of Grass Valley is about 3 hfu, consistent with the average regional conductive heat flow in the Battle Mountain High. The hydrothermal system can be interpreted as being in a stationary stable phase sustained by high regional heat flow, and no localized crustal heat sources (other than hydrothermal convection to depths of a few kilometers) need be invoked to explain the existence of Leach Hot Springs.

Sass, J.H.; Ziagos, J.P.; Wollenberg, H.A.; Munroe, R.J.; di Somma, D.E.; Lachenbruch, A.H.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BigHorn Home Improvement Center: Proof that a Retail Building Can Be a Low Energy Building: Preprint  

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The BigHorn Home Improvement Center in Silverthorne, Colorado was one of the first commercial buildings in the United States to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. After monitoring and evaluation by NREL, the BigHorn Center was found to consume 54% less source energy and have 53% lower energy costs than typical retail buildings of similar size. The extensive use of daylighting to replace electric lighting reduced lighting energy requirements by 80% and significantly contributed to the reduced energy loads in the building.

Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.; Judkoff, R.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION OF THREE MOJAVE DESERT GRASSES IN RESPONSE TO ELEVATED ATMOSPHERIC CO2  

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Gas exchange, biomass and N allocation were compared among three Mojave Desert grasses representing different functional types to determine if photosynthetic responses and the associated allocation of resources within the plant changed after prolonged exposure to elevated CO{sub 2}. Leaf gas exchange characteristics were measured for Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens (C{sub 3} invasive annual), Achnatherum hymenoides (C{sub 3} native perennial) and Pleuraphis rigida (C{sub 4} native perennial) exposed to 360 {micro}mol mol{sup -1} (ambient) and 1000 {micro}mol mol{sup -1} (elevated) CO{sub 2} concentrations in a glasshouse experiment, and tissue biomass and total N pools were quantified from three harvests during development. The maximum rate of carboxylation by the N-rich enzyme Rubisco (Vc{sub max}), which was inferred from the relationship between net CO{sub 2} assimilation (A{sub net}) and intracellular CO{sub 2} concentration (c{sub i}), declined in the C{sub 3} species Bromus and Achnatherum across all sampling dates, but did not change at elevated CO{sub 2} for the C{sub 4} Pleuraphis. Whole plant N remained the same between CO{sub 2} treatments for all species, but patterns of allocation differed for the short- and long-lived C{sub 3} species. For Bromus, leaf N used for photosynthesis was reallocated to reproduction at elevated CO{sub 2} as inferred from the combination of lower Vc{sub max} and N per leaf area (NLA) at elevated CO{sub 2}, but similar specific leaf area (SLA, cm{sup 2} g{sup -1}), and of greater reproductive effort (RE) for the elevated CO{sub 2} treatment. Vc{sub max}, leaf N concentration and NLA declined for the perennial Achnatherum at elevated CO{sub 2} potentially due to accumulation of carbohydrates or changes in leaf morphology inferred from lower SLA and greater total biomass at elevated CO{sub 2}. In contrast, Vc{sub max} for the C{sub 4} perennial Pleuraphis did not change at elevated CO{sub 2}, and tissue biomass and total N were the same between CO{sub 2} treatments. Adjustments in photosynthetic capacity at elevated CO{sub 2} may optimize N allocation of C{sub 3} species in the Mojave Desert, which may influence plant performance and plant-plant interactions of these co-occurring species.

L. A. DEFALCO; C. K. IVANS; P. VIVIN; J. R. SEEMANN; R. S. NOWAK

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-151-Big Eddy-Ostrander 1  

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8, 2003 8, 2003 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEP-4 SUBJECT: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-151-Big Eddy-Ostrander 1 Ed Tompkins Natural Resource Specialist-TFO/LMT Proposed Action: Removal of danger trees along the Big Eddy-Ostrander-1 transmission line corridor. This corridor also includes segments of the Big Eddy-Troutdale, Ostrander-Troutdale, Big Eddy-McLoughlin and Bid Eddy-Chemawa transmission lines. Referencing the Big-Eddy- Ostrander-1 transmission line, the project extends from tower 39/3 to 72/2. The portion of the ROW extending from 39/3 west to 44/5+313 falls within the Zigzag Ranger District of the Mt. Hood National Forest, Clackamas County, Oregon. All work conducted

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City of Big Stone City, South Dakota (Utility Company) | Open Energy  

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Dakota (Utility Company) Dakota (Utility Company) Jump to: navigation, search Name City of Big Stone City Place South Dakota Utility Id 1698 Utility Location Yes Ownership M NERC Location MRO NERC MRO Yes ISO MISO Yes Activity Distribution Yes References EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2010 - File1_a[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Utility Rate Schedules Grid-background.png Commercial Class I Controlled Commercial Commercial Class I Controlled, All Electric Businesses Commercial Commercial Class II Controlled Commercial Commercial Class II Regular Commercial Commercial Class II, All Electric Businesses Commercial Commerical Class I Regular Commercial Industrial Industrial

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S&TR | April 2007: Big Physics in Small Spaces  

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Article title: Big Physics in Small Spaces. MODELING what happens to a particle-laden fluid as it travels through the complex channels of a microdevice is not an easy computational task. The dimensions of the device components, such as channel widths, can be nearly as small as the particles themselves. Yet, the details of this fluid flow are important for such applications as designing drug delivery systems, optimizing biosensors, and even determining blood flow. The difficulties of modeling these flows in confined spaces are a reflection of the scales involved. Several approaches to modeling particle-laden fluid flow exist, depending on the scale to be resolved. For example, continuum models can adequately simulate macroscale properties such as velocity and pressure, while particle methods can simulate

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NETL: News Release - Climate Technology: DOE Readies First Big U.S.  

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3 , 2007 3 , 2007 Climate Technology: DOE Readies First Big U.S. Projects in CO2 Capture and Storage Regional Partnerships' Effort Could Triple World's Largest Demonstration, Blaze Trails WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy is preparing to commission this year America's first large-scale demonstrations of CO2 capture and deep geologic storage in fulfillment of a commitment announced last October to Phase III of the Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnerships Program. The projects could lead to a tripling of the world's present large-scale demonstrations. MORE INFO Learn more about DOE's Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnerships Program Proposals for the Phase III demonstrations, part of the President's Climate Change Technology Initiative, include the world's earliest examination of

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Big Savings for Texas City with Energy Monitoring Sensors | Department of  

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Savings for Texas City with Energy Monitoring Sensors Savings for Texas City with Energy Monitoring Sensors Big Savings for Texas City with Energy Monitoring Sensors August 19, 2010 - 5:00pm Addthis Captured data from the monitoring system at the public library shows that energy usage was highest at 10:30a.m., a time when a number of patrons in the library would be using computers and lighting. | Photo courtesy of Texas Institute for Sustainable Technology Research Captured data from the monitoring system at the public library shows that energy usage was highest at 10:30a.m., a time when a number of patrons in the library would be using computers and lighting. | Photo courtesy of Texas Institute for Sustainable Technology Research Lindsay Gsell What does this mean for me? 7 public buildings in Richardson to utilize real-time energy

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CERTS Review REAL-TIME PRICE FORECAST WITH BIG DATA A STATE SPACE APPROACH  

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Review Review REAL-TIME PRICE FORECAST WITH BIG DATA A STATE SPACE APPROACH Lang Tong (PI), Robert J. Thomas, Yuting Ji, and Jinsub Kim School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University Jie Mei, Georgia Institute of Technology August 7, 2013 CERTS Review DATA QUALITY AND ITS EFFECTS ON MARKET OPERATIONS DENY OF SERVICE ATTACK ON REAL-TIME ELECTRICITY MARKET COVER UP PROTECTION AGAINST TOPOLOGY ATTACK Lang Tong (PI), Robert J. Thomas, and Jinsub Kim Cornell University August 8, 2013 Project overview  Objectives  Accurate short-term probabilistic forecasting of real-time LMP.  Incorporate real-time measurements (e.g. SCADA/PMU).  Scalable computation techniques.  Summary of results  A real-time LMP model with forecasting and measurement

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PLEASE NOTE THURSDAY DATE - COLLOQUIUM: Professor Ralph Roskies - "Big Data  

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May 23, 2013, 4:15pm to 5:30pm May 23, 2013, 4:15pm to 5:30pm Colloquia MBG Auditorium PLEASE NOTE THURSDAY DATE - COLLOQUIUM: Professor Ralph Roskies - "Big Data at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center" Professor Ralph Roskies Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center I will review the history of large data challenges and achievements at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Recently these have exploited three unique systems- Blacklight, with the world's largest coherent shared memory system: ANTON, a special purpose molecular dynamics engine that outperforms much larger systems; and Sherlock, a novel graph-analytics system. Data handling has been empowered by the new Data Supercell, developed at PSC, which greatly outperforms traditional storage systems, at lower or comparable cost.

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DOE Joint Genome Institute: Genes from Tiny Algae Shed Light on Big Role  

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April 9, 2009 April 9, 2009 Genes from Tiny Algae Shed Light on Big Role Managing Carbon in World's Oceans & Coping with Environmental Change WALNUT CREEK, CA-Scientists from two-dozen research organizations led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have decoded genomes of two algal strains, highlighting the genes enabling them to capture carbon and maintain its delicate balance in the oceans. These findings, from a team led by Alexandra Z. Worden of MBARI and published in the April 10 edition of the journal Science, will illuminate cellular processes related to algae-derived biofuels being pursued by DOE scientists. The study sampled two geographically diverse isolates of the photosynthetic

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Geothermal Heat Pumps Deliver Big Savings for Federal Facilities - Technology Focus  

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EE-0291 EE-0291 Internet: www.eere.energy.gov/femp/ No portion of this publication may be altered in any form without prior written consent from the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the authoring national laboratory. Geothermal heat pump surface water loops. Geothermal Heat Pumps Deliver Big Savings for Federal Facilities An update on geothermal heat pump technologies and the Super ESPC Energy-efficiency improvements at federal facilities must enhance support for the agency's critical missions while also saving energy and money. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs, also known as ground-source heat pumps or GeoExchange systems) can do both, and can help meet energy-conservation, emissions-reduction, and renewable-energy goals. GHP technology is now well known as a proven, reliable, efficient, and

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The big and little of fifty years of Moessbauer spectroscopy at Argonne.  

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Using radioactive materials obtained by chance, a turntable employing gears from Heidelberg's mechanical toy shops, and other minimal equipment available in post World War II Germany, in 1959 Rudolf Moessbauer confirmed his suspicion that his graduate research had yielded ground-breaking results. He published his conclusion: an atomic nucleus in a crystal undergoes negligible recoil when it emits a low energy gamma ray and provides the entire energy to the gamma ray. In the beginning Moessbauer's news might have been dismissed. As Argonne nuclear physicist Gilbert Perlow noted: ''Everybody knew that nuclei were supposed to recoil when emitting gamma rays--people made those measurements every day''. If any such effect existed, why had no one noticed it before? The notion that some nuclei would not recoil was ''completely crazy'', in the words of the eminent University of Illinois condensed matter physicist Frederich Seitz. Intrigued, however, nuclear physicists as well as condensed matter (or solid state) physicists in various locations--but particularly at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell in Britain and at Argonne and Los Alamos in the U.S.--found themselves pondering the Moessbauer spectra with its nuclear and solid state properties starting in late 1959. After an exciting year during which Moessbauer's ideas were confirmed and extended, the physics community concluded that Moessbauer was right. Moessbauer won the Nobel Prize for his work in 1961. In the 1960s and 1970s Argonne physicists produced an increasingly clear picture of the properties of matter using the spectroscopy ushered in by Moessbauer. The scale of this traditional Moessbauer spectroscopy, which required a radioactive source and other simple equipment, began quite modestly by Argonne standards. For example Argonne hosted traditional Moessbauer spectroscopy research using mostly existing equipment in the early days and equipment that cost $100,000 by the 1970s alongside work at the $50 million Zero Gradient Synchrotron (ZGS) and the $30 million Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR) II. Starting in the mid-1990s, Argonne physicists expanded their exploration of the properties of matter by employing a new type of Moessbauer spectroscopy--this time using synchrotron light sources such as Argonne's Advanced Photon Source (APS), which at $1 billion was the most expensive U.S. accelerator project of its time. Traditional Moessbauer spectroscopy looks superficially like prototypical ''Little Science'' and Moessbauer spectroscopy using synchrotrons looks like prototypical ''Big Science''. In addition, the growth from small to larger scale research seems to follow the pattern familiar from high energy physics even though the wide range of science performed using Moessbauer spectroscopy did not include high energy physics. But is the story of Moessbauer spectroscopy really like the tale told by high energy physicists and often echoed by historians? What do U.S. national laboratories, the ''Home'' of Big Science, have to offer small-scale research? And what does the story of the 50-year development of Moessbauer spectroscopy at Argonne tell us about how knowledge is produced at large laboratories? In a recent analysis of the development of relativistic heavy ion science at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory I questioned whether it was wise for historians to speak in terms of ''Big Science'', pointing out at that Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory hosted large-scale projects at three scales, the grand scale of the Bevatron, the modest scale of the HILAC, and the mezzo scale of the combined machine, the Bevalac. I argue that using the term ''Big Science'', which was coined by participants, leads to a misleading preoccupation with the largest projects and the tendency to see the history of physics as the history of high energy physics. My aim here is to provide an additional corrective to such views as well as further information about the web of connections that allows national laboratory scientists working at a variety of scales to produce both technological and

Westfall, C.

2005-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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In Sweden, big business is the biggest customer of LP firms  

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This paper reports that unwittingly, in all likelihood, big brother natural gas, which so often proves detrimental to the interests of LPG marketers by moving into their long-established territories, has actually proven a double-barreled boon in Sweden. On the one hand it has made the national LPG-conscious. On the other hand, because of the sparseness of the population its market area is limited to the western edge of the country as it is not a competitor, nor is it likely to become one in the foreseeable future. It was the introduction of natural gas that gave a healthy boost to LPG's fortune in 1985. In the following year, the market, which had been essentially flat since 1975, suddenly began to expand, and it continued to do so through 1990. Since then, however, it has once again flattened out because of the worldwide recession, from which not nation is totally immune.

Clark, W.W.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BigBOSS: The Ground-Based Stage IV BAO Experiment  

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The BigBOSS experiment is a proposed DOE-NSF Stage IV ground-based dark energy experiment to study baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) and the growth of structure with an all-sky galaxy redshift survey. The project is designed to unlock the mystery of dark energy using existing ground-based facilities operated by NOAO. A new 4000-fiber R=5000 spectrograph covering a 3-degree diameter field will measure BAO and redshift space distortions in the distribution of galaxies and hydrogen gas spanning redshifts from 0.2< z< 3.5. The Dark Energy Task Force figure of merit (DETF FoM) for this experiment is expected to be equal to that of a JDEM mission for BAO with the lower risk and cost typical of a ground-based experiment.

Schlegel, David; Bebek, Chris; Heetderks, Henry; Ho, Shirley; Lampton, Michael; Levi, Michael; Mostek, Nick; Padmanabhan, Nikhil; Perlmutter, Saul; Roe, Natalie; Sholl, Michael; Smoot, George; White, Martin; Dey, Arjun; Abraham, Tony; Jannuzi, Buell; Joyce, Dick; Liang, Ming; Merrill, Mike; Olsen, Knut; Salim, Samir

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Testing of Activated Carbon Injection Options for Mercury Control at TXU's Big Brown Station  

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Field TesTing oF AcTivATed cArbon Field TesTing oF AcTivATed cArbon injecTion opTions For Mercury conTrol AT TXu's big brown sTATion Background The 2005 Clean Air Mercury Rule will require significant reductions in mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. Lignite coal is unique because of its highly variable ash content (rich in alkali and alkaline-earth elements), high moisture levels, low chlorine content, and high calcium content. Unique to Texas lignite coals are relatively high iron and selenium concentrations. When combusting Texas lignite coals, up to 80 percent of the mercury in the flue gas is present as elemental mercury, which is not readily captured by downstream pollution control devices. To better understand the factors that influence mercury control at units firing

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How to maximize the value of big data with the open source SpagoBI suite through a comprehensive approach  

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This paper describes the approach adopted by SpagoBI suite (www.spagobi.org) to manage large volumes of heterogeneous structured and unstructured data, to perform real-time Business Intelligence on Big Data streaming and to give meaning to data through ...

Monica Franceschini

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biofuels War: The New Scramble for Africa by Western Big Money Profiteers : EcoWorldly Explore GO Media  

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Biofuels War: The New Scramble for Africa by Western Big Money Profiteers : EcoWorldly About Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS feed and stay up to date. Biofuels War: The New Scramble in Africa, Ethiopia, Europe, Ghana, Global, Tanzania, United States of America Biofuels war has broken out

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Prior-free Mechanisms The big challenge that separates mechanism design from (non-game-theoretic) optimization  

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Chapter 6 Prior-free Mechanisms The big challenge that separates mechanism design from (non and the designer suggests that there must be a completely prior-free theory of mechanism design. Intuitively, the class of good prior-free mechanisms should be smaller than the class of good prior

Fiat, Amos

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Description, field test and data analysis of a controlled-source EM system (EM-60). [Leach Hot Springs, Grass Valley  

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The three sections describe the transmitter, the receiver, and data interpretations and indicate the advances made toward the development of a large moment electromagnetic (EM) system employing a magnetic dipole source. A brief description is given of the EM-60 transmitter, its general design, and the consideration involved in the selection of a practical coil size and weight for routine field operations. A programmable, multichannel, multi-frequency, phase-sensitive receiver is described. A field test of the EM-60, the data analysis and interpretation procedures, and a comparison between the survey results and the results obtained using other electrical techniques are presented. The Leach Hot Springs area in Grass Valley, Pershing County, Nevada, was chosen for the first field site at which the entire system would be tested. The field tests showed the system capable of obtaining well-defined sounding curves (amplitude and phase of magnetic fields) from 1 kHz down to 0.1 Hz. (MHR)

Morrison, H.F.; Goldstein, N.E.; Hoversten, M.; Oppliger, G.; Riveros, C.

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Testing of Activated Carbon Injection Options for Mercury Control at TXU's Big Brown Station  

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The primary objective of the project was to evaluate the long-term feasibility of using activated carbon injection (ACI) options to effectively reduce mercury emissions from Texas electric generation plants in which a blend of lignite and subbituminous coal is fired. Field testing of ACI options was performed on one-quarter of Unit 2 at TXU's Big Brown Steam Electric Station. Unit 2 has a design output of 600 MW and burns a blend of 70% Texas Gulf Coast lignite and 30% subbituminous Powder River Basin coal. Big Brown employs a COHPAC configuration, i.e., high air-to-cloth baghouses following cold-side electrostatic precipitators (ESPs), for particulate control. When sorbent injection is added between the ESP and the baghouse, the combined technology is referred to as TOXECON{trademark} and is patented by the Electric Power Research Institute in the United States. Key benefits of the TOXECON configuration include better mass transfer characteristics of a fabric filter compared to an ESP for mercury capture and contamination of only a small percentage of the fly ash with AC. The field testing consisted of a baseline sampling period, a parametric screening of three sorbent injection options, and a month long test with a single mercury control technology. During the baseline sampling, native mercury removal was observed to be less than 10%. Parametric testing was conducted for three sorbent injection options: injection of standard AC alone; injection of an EERC sorbent enhancement additive, SEA4, with ACI; and injection of an EERC enhanced AC. Injection rates were determined for all of the options to achieve the minimum target of 55% mercury removal as well as for higher removals approaching 90%. Some of the higher injection rates were not sustainable because of increased differential pressure across the test baghouse module. After completion of the parametric testing, a month long test was conducted using the enhanced AC at a nominal rate of 1.5 lb/Macf. During the time that enhanced AC was injected, the average mercury removal for the month long test was approximately 74% across the test baghouse module. ACI was interrupted frequently during the month long test because the test baghouse module was bypassed frequently to relieve differential pressure. The high air-to-cloth ratio of operations at this unit results in significant differential pressure, and thus there was little operating margin before encountering differential pressure limits, especially at high loads. This limited the use of sorbent injection as the added material contributes to the overall differential pressure. This finding limits sustainable injection of AC without appropriate modifications to the plant or its operations. Handling and storage issues were observed for the TOXECON ash-AC mixture. Malfunctioning equipment led to baghouse dust hopper plugging, and storage of the stagnant material at flue gas temperatures resulted in self-heating and ignition of the AC in the ash. In the hoppers that worked properly, no such problems were reported. Economics of mercury control at Big Brown were estimated for as-tested scenarios and scenarios incorporating changes to allow sustainable operation. This project was funded under the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory project entitled 'Large-Scale Mercury Control Technology Field Testing Program--Phase II'.

John Pavlish; Jeffrey Thompson; Christopher Martin; Mark Musich; Lucinda Hamre

2009-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of coastal Bermuda grass protein extract as a substitute for fishmeal in practical diets for channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)  

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In response to concerns over availability and cost of fishmeal for aquaculture feeds, a study was conducted to evaluate the suitability of a protein extract from coastal Bermuda grass for channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). The coastal Bermuda grass was treated by soaking in liquid anhydrous ammonia under high pressure at 70 C, a process known as Ammonia Fiber Explosion (AFEX), followed by alkaline extraction, isoelectric precipitation and centrifugation. Amino acid analysis of the extracted protein indicated a generally balanced profile that was first limiting in methionine. A laboratory feeding trial was conducted in which four isonitrogenous and isocaloric diets containing incremental levels of the extract were evaluated. The control diet contained 10% menhaden fishmeal and experimental diets were formulated so that the extract replaced 33, 66 and 100% of the fishmeal on an equal-protein basis. Each diet was fed to triplicate groups of channel catfish fingerlings initially weighing approximately 10 g/fish for 9 weeks. Apparent protein and organic matter digestibility of the extract also was determined utilizing chromic oxide as an inert marker. Results of the feeding trial indicated that substitution of the extract at all levels did not significantly (P>0.05) affect weight gain, feed efficiency, protein efficiency ratio, net protein utilization, intraperitoneal fat or hepatosomatic index of channel catfish. Apparent protein and organic matter digestibility coefficients of the extract were 85 and 89%, respectively. These data indicate that the extract can replace fishmeal in channel catfish diets. Further research to evaluate substitution of other ingredients with the protein extract appear warranted.

Buentello, J. Alejandro

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fall Chinook Acclimation Project; Pittsburg Landing, Captain John Rapids, and Big Canyon, Annual Report 2003.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fisheries co-managers of U.S. v Oregon supported and directed the construction and operation of acclimation and release facilities for Snake River fall Chinook from Lyons Ferry Hatchery at three sites above Lower Granite Dam. In 1996, Congress instructed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USCOE) to construct, under the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP), final rearing and acclimation facilities for fall Chinook in the Snake River basin to complement their activities and efforts in compensating for fish lost due to construction of the lower Snake River dams. The Nez Perce Tribe (NPT) played a key role in securing funding and selecting acclimation sites, then assumed responsibility for operation and maintenance of the facilities. In 1997, Bonneville Power Administrative (BPA) was directed to fund operations and maintenance (O&M) for the facilities. Two acclimation facilities, Captain John Rapids and Pittsburg Landing, were located on the Snake River between Asotin, WA and Hells Canyon Dam and one facility, Big Canyon, was located on the Clearwater River at Peck. The Capt. John Rapids facility is a single pond while the Pittsburg Landing and Big Canyon sites consist of portable fish rearing tanks assembled and disassembled each year. Acclimation of 450,000 yearling smolts (150,000 each facility) begins in March and ends 6 weeks later. When available, an additional 2,400,000 fall Chinook sub-yearlings may be acclimated for 6 weeks, following the smolt release. The project goal is to increase the naturally spawning population of Snake River fall Chinook salmon upstream of Lower Granite Dam. This is a supplementation project; in that hatchery produced fish are acclimated and released into the natural spawning habitat for the purpose of returning a greater number of spawners to increase natural production. Only Snake River stock is used and production of juveniles occurs at Lyons Ferry Hatchery. This is a long-term project, targeted to work towards achieving delisting goals established by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS or NOAA Fisheries) and ultimately to provide fall Chinook adults through the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan program as mitigation for construction and operation of the four lower Snake River dams. Complete adult returns (all age classes) for all three acclimation facilities occurred in the year 2002. Progeny (which would then be natural origin fish) would be counted towards achieving Endangered Species Act delisting criteria. In 2003, a total of 2,138,391 fish weighing 66,201 pounds were released from the three acclimation facilities. The total includes 437,633 yearling fish weighing 44,330 pounds and 1,700,758 sub-yearling fish weighing 21,871 pounds.

McLeod, Bruce

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Fall Chinook Aclimation Project; Pittsburg Landing, Captain John Rapids, and Big Canyon, Annual Report 2001.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fisheries co-managers of U.S. v Oregon supported and directed the construction and operation of acclimation and release facilities for Snake River fall Chinook from Lyons Ferry Hatchery at three sites above Lower Granite Dam. In 1996, Congress instructed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USCOE) to construct, under the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP), final rearing and acclimation facilities for fall Chinook in the Snake River basin to complement their activities and efforts in compensating for fish lost due to construction of the lower Snake River dams. The Nez Perce Tribe (NPT) played a key role in securing funding and selecting acclimation sites, then assumed responsibility for operation and maintenance of the facilities. In 1997, Bonneville Power Administrative (BPA) was directed to fund operations and maintenance (O&M) for the facilities. Two acclimation facilities, Captain John Rapids and Pittsburg Landing, are located on the Snake River between Asotin, WA and Hells Canyon Dam and one facility, Big Canyon, is located on the Clearwater River at Peck. The Capt. John Rapids facility is a single pond while the Pittsburg Landing and Big Canyon sites consist of portable fish rearing tanks assembled and disassembled each year. Acclimation of 450,000 yearling smolts (150,000 each facility) begins in March and ends 6 weeks later. When available, an additional 2,400,000 fall Chinook sub-yearlings may be acclimated for 6 weeks, following the smolt release. The project goal is to increase the naturally spawning population of Snake River fall Chinook salmon upstream of Lower Granite Dam. This is a supplementation project; in that hatchery produced fish are acclimated and released into the natural spawning habitat for the purpose of returning a greater number of spawners to increase natural production. Only Snake River stock is used and production of juveniles occurs at Lyons Ferry Hatchery. This is a long-term project, and will ultimately work towards achieving delisting goals established by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Complete returns for all three acclimation facilities will not occur until the year 2002. Progeny (which would then be natural origin fish protected under the Endangered Species Act) from those returns will be returning for the next five years. In 2001, a total of 2,051,099 fish weighing 59,647 pounds were released from the three acclimation facilities. The total includes 318,932 yearling fish weighing 31,128 pounds and 1,732,167 sub-yearling fish weighing 28,519 pounds. Yearling fish numbers were reduced by Bacterial Kidney Disease (BKD) and sub-yearling acclimation time was limited by record low river water flows.

McLeod, Bruce

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Big-bang nucleosynthesis and the relic abundance of dark matter in a stau-neutralino coannihilation scenario  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A scenario of the Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis is analyzed within the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model which is consistent with a stau-neutralino coannihilation scenario to explain the relic abundance of dark matter. We find that we can account for the possible descrepancy of the abundance of $\\mathrm{^{7}Li}$ between the observation and the prediction of the Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis by taking the mass of the neutralino as $300 \\mathrm{GeV}$ and the mass difference between the stau and the neutralino as $(100 -- 120) MeV$. We can therefore simultaneously explain the abundance of the dark matter and that of $\\mathrm{^{7}Li}$ by these values of parameters. The lifetime of staus in this scenario is predicted to be $O(100 -- 1000) sec$.

Toshifumi Jittoh; Kazunori Kohri; Masafumi Koike; Joe Sato; Takashi Shimomura; Masato Yamanaka

2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

418

Summary of Degas II performance at the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve Big Hill site.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Crude oil stored at the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) requires mitigation procedures to maintain oil vapor pressure within program delivery standards. Crude oil degasification is one effective method for lowering crude oil vapor pressure, and was implemented at the Big Hill SPR site from 2004-2006. Performance monitoring during and after degasification revealed a range of outcomes for caverns that had similar inventory and geometry. This report analyzed data from SPR degasification and developed a simple degas mixing (SDM) model to assist in the analysis. Cavern-scale oil mixing during degassing and existing oil heterogeneity in the caverns were identified as likely causes for the range of behaviors seen. Apparent cavern mixing patterns ranged from near complete mixing to near plug flow, with more mixing leading to less efficient degassing due to degassed oil re-entering the plant before 100% of the cavern oil volume was processed. The report suggests that the new cavern bubble point and vapor pressure regain rate after degassing be based on direct in-cavern measurements after degassing as opposed to using the plant outlet stream properties as a starting point, which understates starting bubble point and overstates vapor pressure regain. Several means to estimate the cavern bubble point after degas in the absence of direct measurement are presented and discussed.

Rudeen, David K. (GRAM, Inc., Albuquerque, NM); Lord, David L.

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Studies of Nucleon Form Factors with 12 GeV CEBAF and SuperBigBite  

SciTech Connect

The elastic electromagnetic form factors are among the most fundamental quantities that describe the ground-state structure of the proton and neutron. Precision data of the form factors over a wide kinematical range provide a powerful test of current theories of hadron structure. A number of experiments aiming to measure the electric and magnetic elastic form factors of the neutron, G{sub E}{sup n} and G{sub M}{sup n}, and proton, G{sub E}{sup p}, at very high momentum transfer, up to the range of Q{sup 2} = 10-14 (GeV/c){sup 2}, are planned to be carried out with the future 11 GeV electron beam of the upgraded CEBAF at Jefferson Lab. These experiments will determine the nucleon form factors with unprecedented precision to Q{sup 2}-values up to three times higher than those of existing data. We review the approved proposals and the conceptual design of a new spectrometer, SuperBigBite, that will be used in these and other future experiments at Jefferson Lab.

Jens-Ole Hansen

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Advancements in Big Data Processing in the ATLAS and CMS Experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ever-increasing volumes of scientific data present new challenges for distributed computing and Grid technologies. The emerging Big Data revolution drives exploration in scientific fields including nanotechnology, astrophysics, high-energy physics, biology and medicine. New initiatives are transforming data-driven scientific fields enabling massive data analysis in new ways. In petascale data processing scientists deal with datasets, not individual files. As a result, a task (comprised of many jobs) became a unit of petascale data processing on the Grid. Splitting of a large data processing task into jobs enabled fine-granularity checkpointing analogous to the splitting of a large file into smaller TCP/IP packets during data transfers. Transferring large data in small packets achieves reliability through automatic re-sending of the dropped TCP/IP packets. Similarly, transient job failures on the Grid can be recovered by automatic re-tries to achieve reliable six sigma production quality in petascale data processing on the Grid. The computing experience of the ATLAS and CMS experiments provides foundation for reliability engineering scaling up Grid technologies for data processing beyond the petascale.

A. V. Vaniachine; on behalf of the ATLAS; CMS Collaborations

2013-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Packer weighted and pressure differential method and apparatus for big hole drilling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A packer and pressure differential drilling tool and method of controlled pressure balanced drilling in Big Hole well bores and shafts, characterized by a large diameter packer slideably engaged with the well bore over a drill bit and through which a dual drill pipe operates and isolates drilling fluid from a hydrostatic head of fluid standing in the well bore surrounding the dual drill pipe, the packer functioning as a non-rotatable ram slideable down the well bore and supporting said hydrostatic head and applying the weight thereof to the drill bit through anti-friction bearings, cuttings being flushed through the dual drill pipe by means of aerated drilling fluid or by an upwardly disposed jet pump, or both, so as to establish a reduced and/or underbalanced condition at the bit-to-bore bottom interface and operating the drill bit at an increased rate of penetration while maintaining a higher pressure condition in the well bore above the packer, the packer being weight set or hydraulic set, and the jet pump being centered in the dual drill pipe or disposed in the annulus of the dual drill pipe.

Hooper, D. W.

1985-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

422

Interface modeling to predict well casing damage for big hill strategic petroleum reserve.  

SciTech Connect

Oil leaks were found in well casings of Caverns 105 and 109 at the Big Hill Strategic Petroleum Reserve site. According to the field observations, two instances of casing damage occurred at the depth of the interface between the caprock and top of salt. This damage could be caused by interface movement induced by cavern volume closure due to salt creep. A three dimensional finite element model, which allows each cavern to be configured individually, was constructed to investigate shear and vertical displacements across each interface. The model contains interfaces between each lithology and a shear zone to examine the interface behavior in a realistic manner. This analysis results indicate that the casings of Caverns 105 and 109 failed by shear stress that exceeded shear strength due to the horizontal movement of the top of salt relative to the caprock, and tensile stress due to the downward movement of the top of salt from the caprock, respectively. The casings of Caverns 101, 110, 111 and 114, located at the far ends of the field, are predicted to be failed by shear stress in the near future. The casings of inmost Caverns 107 and 108 are predicted to be failed by tensile stress in the near future.

Ehgartner, Brian L.; Park, Byoung Yoon

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

An evaluation of the Big Muddy Field low-tension flood demonstration project  

SciTech Connect

A commercial scale low-tension flood (micellar-polymer) demonstration project was conducted in the Second Wall Creek Reservoir in the Big Muddy Field in east central Wyoming. The cost-shared, low-tension flood used a 0.1 pore volume preflush and a 0.1 pore volume low-tension slug followed by a polymer drive bank. The sulfonate used in the low-tension slug was a blend of both low and high molecular weight synthetic sulfonates. Dow Pusher 500, a dry polyacrylamide polymer, was used in both the low-tension slug and polymer drive bank for mobility control. Although project oil recovery was or will be significantly less than originally predicted, the low-tension process successfully mobilized waterflood residual oil. The primary factor contributing to lower than anticipated recovery was lack of containment of the injected fluids in the reservoir. Behind-pipe communication in abandoned or reconditioned wellbores in the project area represented the most probable source of fluid migration from the reservoir. Fluid entry from other reservoirs occurred concurrently with migration of the fluids from the reservoir. Fluid containment deteriorated significantly when injection pressures during the polymer injection period were allowed to exceed the formation parting pressure. Injectivity in the relatively low permeability reservoir was a continuing operational problem. 6 refs., 78 figs., 19 tabs.

Cole, E.L.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Leveraging the capabilities of service-oriented decision support systems: Putting analytics and big data in cloud  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Using service-oriented decision support systems (DSS in cloud) is one of the major trends for many organizations in hopes of becoming more agile. In this paper, after defining a list of requirements for service-oriented DSS, we propose a conceptual framework ... Keywords: Analytics-as-a-service, Big data, Cloud computing, Data-as-a-service, Information-as-a-service, Service orientation, Service science

Haluk Demirkan, Dursun Delen

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Seasonal and multiannual roost use by Rafinesque's Big-eared Bats in the Coastal Plain of South Carolina.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Little is known about factors affecting year-round use of roosts by Rafinesque's big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) or the long-term fidelity of this species to anthropogenic or natural roosts. The objectives of this study were to test whether seasonal use of roosts by Rafinesque's big-eared bats varied with roost type and environmental conditions within and among seasons and to document multiannual use of natural and anthropogenic structures by this species. We inspected 4 bridges, 1 building, and 59 tree roosts possessing basal cavity openings; roosts were inspected at least once per week from May through October in every year from 2005 through 2008 and once a month from November through April in every year from 2005 through 2009. We found that use of anthropogenic roosts was significantly greater than the use of tree roosts in summer but that the use of structure types did not differ in other seasons. There was significant seasonal variation in use of anthropogenic and tree roosts. Anthropogenic roost use was higher in summer than in all other seasons. There was no significant difference in tree use among spring, summer, and fall, but use in winter was significantly lower in 2 years of the study. Overall use of anthropogenic and tree roosts was positively related to minimum temperature, but the relationship between use of roosts and minimum temperature varied among seasons. Bats showed multiannual fidelity ({ge} 4 years) to all anthropogenic roosts and to some tree roosts, but fidelity of bats to anthropogenic roosts was greater and more consistent than to tree roosts. Our data indicate that Rafinesque's big-eared bats responded differently to environmental conditions among seasons; thus, a variety of structure types and characteristics are necessary for conservation of these bats. We suggest long-term protection of roost structures of all types is necessary for conservation of Rafinesque's big-eared bats in the southeast Coastal Plain.

Loeb, Susan, C.; Zarnoch, Stanley, J.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Limits on Cosmological Variation of Strong Interaction and Quark Masses from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, Cosmic, Laboratory and Oklo Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent data on cosmological variation of the electromagnetic fine structure constant from distant quasar (QSO) absorption spectra have inspired a more general discussion of possible variation of other constants. We discuss variation of strong scale and quark masses. We derive the limits on their relative change from (i) primordial Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN); (ii) Oklo natural nuclear reactor, (iii) quasar absorption spectra, and (iv) laboratory measurements of hyperfine intervals.

V. V. Flambaum; E. V. Shuryak

2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

427

Volatile compound evolution from the programmed temperature pyrolysis of Big Clifty and McKittrick tar sands at a 10 degrees C/min heating rate  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Big Clifty (Kentucky) and McKittrick (California) tar sands were pyrolyzed at a 10{degrees}C/min heating rate from room temperature to 900{degrees}C. The volatile compounds were detected on-line and in real time by tandem mass spectrometry using MS and MS/MS detection. This paper reports the programmed temperature pyrolysis behaviors of Big Clifty and McKittrick tar sands and compares their results. 48 refs., 10 figs., 3 tabs.

Reynolds, J.G.

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Big Spring Wind Power Project Third- Through Fifth-Year Operating Experience: 2001-2004: U.S. Department of Energy-EPRI Wind Turbine Verification Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the third-, fourth-, and fifth-year operating experience at the 34-MW Big Spring Wind Power Plant near Big Spring, Texas. The project consists of 42 Vestas V47 wind turbines installed on 65-m (213-ft) towers and four Vestas V66 wind turbines installed on 80-m (262-ft) towers. Lessons learned in the project will be valuable to other utilities and wind power developers planning similar wind power projects.

2004-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

429

Big Spring Wind Power Project Second-Year Operating Experience: 2000-2001: U.S. Department of Energy - EPRI Wind Turbine Verificatio n Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes second-year operating experience at the 34 MW Big Spring Wind Power Plant near Big Spring, Texas. The project consists of 42 Vestas V47 wind turbines installed on 65-meter (213-foot) towers and 4 Vestas V66 wind turbines installed on 80-meter (262-foot) towers. The lessons learned in the project will be valuable to other utilities and wind power developers planning similar wind power projects.

2001-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

430

Fall Chinook Acclimation Project; Pittsburg Landing, Captain John Rapids, and Big Canyon, Annual Report 2002.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fisheries co-managers of U.S. v Oregon supported and directed the construction and operation of acclimation and release facilities for Snake River fall Chinook from Lyons Ferry Hatchery at three sites above Lower Granite Dam. In 1996, Congress instructed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USCOE) to construct, under the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP), final rearing and acclimation facilities for fall Chinook in the Snake River basin to complement their activities and efforts in compensating for fish lost due to construction of the lower Snake River dams. The Nez Perce Tribe (NPT) played a key role in securing funding and selecting acclimation sites, then assumed responsibility for operation and maintenance of the facilities. In 1997, Bonneville Power Administrative (BPA) was directed to fund operations and maintenance (O&M) for the facilities. Two acclimation facilities, Captain John Rapids and Pittsburg Landing, are located on the Snake River between Asotin, WA and Hells Canyon Dam and one facility, Big Canyon, is located on the Clearwater River at Peck. The Capt. John Rapids facility is a single pond while the Pittsburg Landing and Big Canyon sites consist of portable fish rearing tanks assembled and disassembled each year. Acclimation of 450,000 yearling smolts (150,000 each facility) begins in March and ends 6 weeks later. When available, an additional 2,400,000 fall Chinook sub-yearlings may be acclimated for 6 weeks, following the smolt release. The project goal is to increase the naturally spawning population of Snake River fall Chinook salmon upstream of Lower Granite Dam. This is a supplementation project; in that hatchery produced fish are acclimated and released into the natural spawning habitat for the purpose of returning a greater number of spawners to increase natural production. Only Snake River stock is used and production of juveniles occurs at Lyons Ferry Hatchery. This is a long-term project, targeted to work towards achieving delisting goals established by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS or NOAA Fisheries) and ultimately to provide fall Chinook adults through the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan program as mitigation for construction and operation of the four lower Snake River dams. Complete adult returns (all age classes) for all three acclimation facilities occurred in the year 2002. Progeny (which would then be natural origin fish) would be counted towards achieving Endangered Species Act delisting criteria. In 2002, a total of 2,877,437 fish weighing 47,347 pounds were released from the three acclimation facilities. The total includes 479,358 yearling fish weighing 33,930 pounds and 2,398,079 sub-yearling fish weighing 19,115 pounds. This is the largest number of fish ever released in one year from the acclimation facilities.

McLeod, Bruce

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Benchmarking and Equipment and Controls Assessment for a 'Big Box' Retail Chain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper describes work to enable improved energy performance of existing and new retail stores belonging to a national chain and thereby also identify measures and tools that would improve the performance of 'big box' stores generally. A detailed energy simulation model of a standard store design was developed and used to: (1) demonstrate the benefits of benchmarking the energy performance of retail stores of relatively standard design using baselines derived from simulation, (2) identify cost-effective improvements in the efficiency of components to be incorporated in the next design cycle, and (3) use simulation to identify potential control strategy improvements that could be adopted in all stores, improving operational efficiency. The core enabling task of the project was to develop an energy model of the current standard design using the EnergyPlus simulation program. For the purpose of verification of the model against actual utility bills, the model was reconfigured to represent twelve existing stores (seven relatively new stores and five older stores) in different US climates and simulations were performed using weather data obtained from the National Weather Service. The results of this exercise, which showed generally good agreement between predicted and measured total energy use, suggest that dynamic benchmarking based on energy simulation would be an effective tool for identifying operational problems that affect whole building energy use. The models of the seven newer stores were then configured with manufacturers performance data for the equipment specified in the current design and used to assess the energy and cost benefits of increasing the efficiency of selected HVAC, lighting and envelope components. The greatest potential for cost-effective energy savings appears to be a substantial increase in the efficiency of the blowers in the roof top units and improvements in the efficiency of the lighting. The energy benefits of economizers on the roof-top units were analyzed and found to be very sensitive to the operation of the exhaust fans used to control building pressurization.

Haves, Philip; Coffey, Brian; Williams, Scott

2008-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

432

Late Paleocene paleoenvironmental gradients in Wilcox Group strata, Big Brown Mine, Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Wilcox Group in Texas has been recognized as an important oil and gas reservoir for much of this century, and for the last 30 years has been commercially mined for its extensive shallow lignitic coals. More recently, exploration for coalbed methane in the Gulf Coast has focused in this area. For this new play to become successful, more information on the stratigraphy and depositional environments of the Wilcox Group is needed. The Wilcox Group in the Gulf Coast has been interpreted as primarily fluvial-deltaic in origin; however, since the 1980s, much evidence for tidal control on the deposition of the upper Wilcox (Calvert Bluff Formation) has been compiled. New data from the examination of sediments and fossils contained in the upper Wilcox Calvert Bluff Formation in and near the Texas Utilities' Big Brown Mine confirm that significant marine influence was present at the time of deposition. Most fine-grained sediments contain flaser, rippled, and laminated bedding, and palynological assemblages from non-coal sediments commonly contain Paleocene-Eocene marine dinoflagellates as well as brackish-water indicator palynomorphs. Sand deposits also contain marine dinoflagellates and are in gradational contact with underlying fine-grained sediments. Channel-fill deposits present in the mine area are similar to known examples of tidal flat and estuarine channels. These features indicate that brackish to marine conditions existed during much of the deposition of the upper Wilcox Group in northeastern Texas. The presence of non-fluvial-deltaic deposition in the upper Wilcox Group has implications for the location and extent of the coals, which will aid in the location of coalbed methane reservoirs.

Klein, Jennifer Marie

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Continuation of systems study of fuels from grasses and grains: Phase 2 and Phase 3. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Results are presented of an investigation of biomass-derived fuels from grasses and grains. A region-by-region analysis of biomass production, with both the present (near-term) and the future (mid-term) being considered is presented. The overall approach for analysis of the near-term involved least cost analysis of production, transportation, and energy conversion. The mid-term analyses were structured around the assumed implementation of modified crop production systems in which land was more extensively used in a given region, improved crop management practices were used, and the crop mixes were significantly altered from the present. The production systems in the several regions were combined with conversion plants ranging in size from 500 oven-dry (OD) tons/day to 3000 OD tons/day, or an energy imput of 75 x 10/sup 8/ Btus to 45 x 10/sup 9/ Btus using 7500 Btus/lb. The conversion processes consisted of anaerobic digestion, fermentation, direct combustion, and thermochemical conversion. The latter process was also considered in the context of production of ammonia and methanol.

McElroy, A.D.; Tinberg, C.; Davis, M.; Snyder, M.; Allen, A.D.

1979-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

434

In Defense of the National Labs and Big-Budget Science  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to present the unofficial and unsanctioned opinions of a Visiting Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the values of LLNL and the other National Labs. The basic founding value and goal of the National Labs is big-budget scientific research, along with smaller-budget scientific research that cannot easily be done elsewhere. The most important example in the latter category is classified defense-related research. The historical guiding light here is the Manhattan Project. This endeavor was unique in human history, and might remain so. The scientific expertise and wealth of an entire nation was tapped in a project that was huge beyond reckoning, with no advance guarantee of success. It was in many respects a clash of scientific titans, with a large supporting cast, collaborating toward a single well-defined goal. Never had scientists received so much respect, so much money, and so much intellectual freedom to pursue scientific progress. And never was the gap between theory and implementation so rapidly narrowed, with results that changed the world, completely. Enormous resources are spent at the national or international level on large-scale scientific projects. LLNL has the most powerful computer in the world, Blue Gene/L. (Oops, Los Alamos just seized the title with Roadrunner; such titles regularly change hands.) LLNL also has the largest laser in the world, the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) has the most powerful microscope in the world. Not only is it beyond the resources of most large corporations to make such expenditures, but the risk exceeds the possible rewards for those corporations that could. Nor can most small countries afford to finance large scientific projects, and not even the richest can afford largess, especially if Congress is under major budget pressure. Some big-budget research efforts are funded by international consortiums, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, and the International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER) in Cadarache, France, a magnetic-confinement fusion research project. The postWWII histories of particle and fusion physics contain remarkable examples of both international competition, with an emphasis on secrecy, and international cooperation, with an emphasis on shared knowledge and resources. Initiatives to share sometimes came from surprising directions. Most large-scale scientific projects have potential defense applications. NIF certainly does; it is primarily designed to create small-scale fusion explosions. Blue Gene/L operates in part in service to NIF, and in part to various defense projects. The most important defense projects include stewardship of the national nuclear weapons stockpile, and the proposed redesign and replacement of those weapons with fewer, safer, more reliable, longer-lived, and less apocalyptic warheads. Many well-meaning people will consider the optimal lifetime of a nuclear weapon to be zero, but most thoughtful people, when asked how much longer they think this nation will require them, will ask for some time to think. NIF is also designed to create exothermic small-scale fusion explosions. The malapropos 'exothermic' here is a convenience to cover a profusion of complexities, but the basic idea is that the explosions will create more recoverable energy than was used to create them. One can hope that the primary future benefits of success for NIF will be in cost-effective generation of electrical power through controlled small-scale fusion reactions, rather than in improved large-scale fusion explosions. Blue Gene/L also services climate research, genomic research, materials research, and a myriad of other computational problems that become more feasible, reliable, and precise the larger the number of computational nodes employed. Blue Gene/L has to be sited within a security complex for obvious reasons, but its value extends to the nation and the world. There is a duality here between large-scale scientific research machines and the supercomputers used

Goodwin, J R

2008-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

435

Problems of antimatter after Big Bang, dark energy and dark matter. Solutions in the frame of non-local physics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantum solitons are discovered with the help of generalized quantum hydrodynamics. The solitons have the character of the stable quantum objects in the self consistent electric field. The delivered theory demonstrates the great possibilities of the generalized quantum hydrodynamics in investigation of the quantum solitons. The theory leads to solitons as typical formations in the generalized quantum hydrodynamics. The principle of universal antigravitation is considered from positions of the Newtonian theory of gravitation and non-local kinetic theory. It is found that explanation of Hubble effect in the Universe and peculiar features of the rotational speeds of galaxies need not in introduction of new essence like dark matter and dark energy. Problems of antimatter after Big Bang are considered from positions of non-local physics. The origin of difficulties consists in total Oversimplification following from principles of local physics and reflects the general shortenings of the local kinetic transport theory. Keywords: Foundations of the theory of transport processes; generalized Boltzmann physical kinetics; plasma - gravitational analogy; antigravitation; dark energy; dark matter; the theory of solitons; antimatter after Big Bang. PACS: 67.55.Fa, 67.55.Hc

Boris V. Alexeev

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

436

Archimedean-type force in a cosmic dark fluid: III. Big Rip, Little Rip and Cyclic solutions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze late-time evolution of the Universe in the framework of the self-consistent model, in which the dark matter is influenced by the Archimedean-type force proportional to the four-gradient of the dark energy pressure. The dark energy is considered as a fluid with the equation of state of the relaxation type, which takes into account a retardation of the dark energy response to the Universe accelerated expansion. The dark matter is guided by the Archimedean-type force, which redistributes the total energy of the dark fluid between two its constituents, dark energy and dark matter, in the course of the Universe accelerated expansion. We focus on the constraints for the dark energy relaxation time parameter, for the dark energy equation of state parameter, and for the Archimedean-type coupling constants, which guarantee the Big Rip avoidance. In particular, we show that the Archimedean-type coupling protects the Universe from the Big Rip scenario with asymptotically infinite negative dark energy pressure, and that the Little Rip is the fate of the Universe with the Archimedean-type interaction inside the dark fluid.

Alexander B. Balakin; Vladimir V. Bochkarev

2012-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

437

Big George to Carter Mountain 115-kV transmission line project, Park and Hot Springs Counties, Wyoming. Environmental Assessment  

SciTech Connect

The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing to rebuild, operate, and maintain a 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the Big George and Carter Mountain Substations in northwest Wyoming (Park and Hot Springs Counties). This environmental assessment (EA) was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The existing Big George to Carter Mountain 69-kV transmission line was constructed in 1941 by the US Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, with 1/0 copper conductor on wood-pole H-frame structures without an overhead ground wire. The line should be replaced because of the deteriorated condition of the wood-pole H-frame structures. Because the line lacks an overhead ground wire, it is subject to numerous outages caused by lightning. The line will be 54 years old in 1995, which is the target date for line replacement. The normal service life of a wood-pole line is 45 years. Under the No Action Alternative, no new transmission lines would be built in the project area. The existing 69-kV transmission line would continue to operate with routine maintenance, with no provisions made for replacement.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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9/18/09 2:07 PMSPACE.com --'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy Page 1 of 8http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/090817-dark-energy-alternative.html  

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9/18/09 2:07 PMSPACE.com -- 'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy Page 1 of 8http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/090817-dark-energy-alternative.html What is Dark Energy? Universe Might Be Bigger and Older Than Expected In New? Register: Join Now! 'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy By Clara Moskowitz Staff

Temple, Blake

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Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings - 50% Energy Savings  

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This Technical Support Document describes the process and methodology for the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Medium to Big Box Retail Buildings: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building (AEDG-MBBR) ASHRAE et al. (2011b). The AEDG-MBBR is intended to provide recommendations for achieving 50% whole-building energy savings in retail stores over levels achieved by following ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (Standard 90.1-2004) (ASHRAE 2004b). The AEDG-MBBR was developed in collaboration with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Bonnema, E.; Leach, M.; Pless, S.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Anomalous zones in Gulf Coast Salt domes with special reference to Big Hill, TX, and Weeks Island, LA  

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Anomalous features in Gulf Coast Salt domes exhibit deviations from normally pure salt and vary widely in form from one dome to the next, ranging considerably in length and width. They have affected both conventional and solution mining in several ways. Gas outbursts, insolubles, and potash (especially carnallite) have led to the breakage of tubing in a number of caverns, and caused irregular shapes of many caverns through preferential leaching. Such anomalous features essentially have limited the lateral extent of conventional mining at several salt mines, and led to accidents and even the closing of several other mines. Such anomalous features, are often aligned in anomalous zones, and appear to be related to diapiric processes of salt dome development. Evidence indicates that anomalous zones are found between salt spines, where the differential salt intrusion accumulates other materials: Anhydrite bands which are relatively strong, and other, weaker impurities. Shear zones and fault displacement detected at Big Hill and Weeks Island domes have not yet had any known adverse impacts on SPR oil storage, but new caverns at these sites conceivably may encounter some potentially adverse conditions. Seismic reflection profiles at Big Hill dome have shown numerous fractures and faults in the caprock, and verified the earlier recognition of a major shear zone transecting the entire salt stock and forming a graben in the overlying caprock. Casing that is placed in such zones can be at risk. Knowledge of these zones should create awareness of possible effects rather than preclude the future emplacement of caverns. To the extent possible, major anomalous zones and salt stock boundaries should be avoided. Shear zones along overhangs may be particularly hazardous, and otherwise unknown valleys in the top of salt may occur along shear zones. These zones often can be mapped geophysically, especially with high-resolution seismic techniques.

Neal, J.T. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Magorian, T.R. [Magorian (Thomas R.), Amherst, NY (United States); Thoms, R.L. [AGM, Inc., College Station, TX (United States); Autin, W.J.; McCulloh, R.P. [Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge, LA (United States); Denzler, S.; Byrne, K.O. [Acres International Corp., Amherst, NY (United States)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Facies architecture of the upper Calvert Bluff Formation exposed in the highwall of Big Brown Mine, Fairfield, Texas  

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The facies architecture and geometry of stratigraphic surfaces within a lignite bearing interval of the Paleocene upper Calvert Bluff Formation is mapped on a photomosaic of the 150 ft (50 m) high and 12,000 ft (4km) long â??Câ? area highwall of Big Brown Mine, near Fairfield, Texas. Observed bedding and facies architecture are interpreted in terms of temporal changes, depositional environments and sequence stratigraphic setting. A three dimensional grid of 89 subsurface logs is correlated to this photomosaic to characterize log response patterns of facies. Six facies are observed: 1) lignite, 2) interdistributary bay mud, 3) prograding delta, 4) delta top mud, 5) distributary channels, and 6) incised valley fill. The six facies were defined by a combination of mapped photomosaic observations and subsurface log correlations. The lignite deposit formed in a low depositional energy, low sediment input, high-organic productivity interchannel basin. Overlying mud records overbank flooding followed by avulsion and progradation of delta deposits. Tidal-flat deposits overlying prograding delta deposits record fluctuating energy conditions on the emerging delta top. Channel deposits cutting into the delta top record lateral channel migration across delta top floodplains. These regressive delta deposits are capped by a local incised sequence boundary overlain by fluvial channel deposits inferred to have allowed sediment to bypass further basinward during lowstand. A sheet of channel deposits capping this highwall exposure records more recent erosion, followed by development of modern soil horizons. The Big Brown Mine highwall exposes a relatively complete high-frequency Paleocene stratigraphic sequence developed in an area landward of the shoreline position during maximum transgression, that progresses upsection from: 1) highstand alluvial flood basin coals, 2) a thin condensed maximum flooding interdistributary shale, 3) a thick succession of regressive deltaic strata, and 4) a high-relief, sequence-bounding erosion surface overlain by a lowstand to transgressive fill of channel deposits. Correlations with regional Wilcox Group stratigraphic studies spanning coeval shoreline and shelf strata indicate that this high-frequency sequence is within the transgressive systems tract of a 3rd order stratigraphic sequence. It appears that high-frequency sequences of sub-regional extent control the complex distribution of coal seams within central Texas.

Sturdy, Michael Dale

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of mechanisms of host plant resistance to the Banks grass mite Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) (Acari: Tetranychidae) in selected maize inbreds  

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Maize lines selected for resistance to the Banks Grass Mite were tested to determine which mechanisms of resistance were being expressed: Antibiosis, Nonpreference, or Tolerance. Inbred 3 and, to a lesser degree Inbred 2, expressed antibiosis when compared with Mo17, the susceptible check. None of the resistant inbreds expressed nonpreference when compared with Mo17 and no conclusive evidence was determined about expression of tolerance. Useful estimates of r[] values, the intrinsic rate of increase, could be calculated from data collected over a shortened period of time. Differences in r[] values calculated with and without the Jackknife method were so small as to negate the usefulness of the Jackknife method. The Wyatt and White method for calculating r[] values did not provide good estimates of r[] values for mites on resistant plants, especially when juvenile mortality was high. Greenhouse grown plants did not provide a satisfactory substitute for held grown plants.

Krakowsky, Matthew David

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Record of Decision for the Electrical Interconnection of TransAlta Centralia Generation LLC Big Hanaford Project (DOE/EIS-0183)(10/19/01)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

for the for the Electrical Interconnection of TransAlta Centralia Generation LLC Big Hanaford Project INTRODUCTION The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to offer contract terms for integrating power from the TransAlta Centralia Generation LLC Big Hanaford Project, a 248-megawatt (MW) gas-fired, combined-cycle combustion turbine (CCCT) power generation project (Project), into the Federal Columbia River Transmission System (FCRTS). The Project is located within an industrial area adjacent to TransAlta's existing Centralia Steam Plant in Lewis County, Washington. The West Coast is experiencing a shortfall in electric energy supply, as well as a volatile wholesale power market in which prices have reached record highs. The Project is one of

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Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-132 (Big Eddy-Ostrander #1)(3/19/03)  

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9, 2003 9, 2003 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEP-4 SUBJECT: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-132 (Big Eddy-Ostrander #1) Libby Johnson Natural Resource Specialist - TFR/THE DALLES Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for portion of the Big Eddy - Ostrander #1 500 kV transmission line located from tower structure 31/2 to 39/3. Location: Project location is in BPA Redmond Region in Hood River County, Oregon. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes to clear targeted vegetation within the Right-of- Ways along access roads and around towers that may impede the operation and maintenance of the subject transmission lines. See Section 1.4 of the attached checklists for a complete

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Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) Report; Big Island - The McKenzie River, Technical Report 1998-2001.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Big Island site is located in the McKenzie River flood plain, containing remnant habitats of what was once more common in this area. A diverse array of flora and fauna, representing significant wildlife habitats, is present on the site. Stands of undisturbed forested wetlands, along with riparian shrub habitats and numerous streams and ponds, support a diversity of wildlife species, including neotropical migratory songbirds, raptors, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians (including two State-listed Sensitive Critical species). The project is located in eastern Springfield, Oregon (Figure 1). The project area encompasses 187 acres under several ownerships in Section 27 of Township 17S, Range 2W. Despite some invasion of non-native species, the site contains large areas of relatively undisturbed wildlife habitat. Over several site visits, a variety of wildlife and signs of wildlife were observed, including an active great blue heron rookery, red-Legged frog egg masses, signs of beaver, and a bald eagle, Wildlife habitat values resulting from the purchase of this site will contribute toward the goal of mitigating for habitat lost as outlined in the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Mitigation and Enhancement Plan for the Willamette River Basin. Under this Plan, mitigation goals and objectives were developed as a result of the loss of wildlife habitat due to the construction of Federal hydroelectric facilities in the Willamette River Basin. Results of the Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) will be used to: (1) determine the current habitat status of the study area and habitat enhancement potential of the site consistent with wildlife mitigation goals and objectives; and (2) develop a management plan for the area.

Sieglitz, Greg

2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BIG GREEN SUV'S  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

SATURN VUE GREEN LINE HYBRID' SATURN VUE GREEN LINE HYBRID' DAVIS: Saturn's VUE has gone through several iterations since it first arrived for 2002. After this compact crossover's initial success, it was joined by the red-line performance model in 2004. Then, in 2007, the VUE became eco-friendly with the Green Line mild- hybrid. Now, with an all-new 2008 VUE in place, the Green Line hybrid continues its role of offering consumers practical utility with affordable fuel-saving benefits. But, for this VUE, it's just the beginning. The second generation 2008 Saturn VUE Green Line carries over the same mild hybrid system as the previous model, and for good reason. It's both less complicated and less expensive to buy than a full hybrid system, while still providing about a 20% gain in

447

Complexity in Big History  

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within released by nuclear fission processes and the energyheat and later by nuclear fission processes. Yet over time,

Spier, Fred

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

BIG GREEN SUV'S  

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Hybrid-electric vehicles are as safe as conventional vehicles, but because of their high-voltage battery systems, accidents involving hybrids can pose an extra risk to the...

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Weatherization pays big dividends  

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Weather Windows, do-it-yourself indoor vinyl storm windows, are a major project of the Duke Power Co. Weatherization Program. Various weatherization programs in existence across the United States are discussed, emphasizing their public relations aspects as well as the service they provide to customers regarding savings on electric bills. 1 figure.

Gorzelnik, E.F.

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Betting Big on Baseload  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some risks are unavoidable. Rather than pretending to forecast the future, successful companies will need to learn from other cyclical, capital-intensive industries: investing wisely, learning to build asset portfolios consonant with their owners' appetite for risk, and relentlessly seeking opportunities to improve efficiency. (author)

Gabaldon, Daniel; Spiegel, Eric; Van den Berg, Joe

2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

451

BIG DATA Workshop  

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... Chris White, DARPA; Daniel Starosta, NOAA - Data Processing , Product Generation and Distribution at the NWS National Centers for ...

2013-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

452

Solving Big Problems  

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Science" DOE's 17 national laboratories occupy a unique niche in the nation's R&D enterprise, providing the resources needed to perform what former ORNL director Alvin Weinberg...

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Tackling Big Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Oil drilling platforms have 20k to ... Transaction-Oriented Database Recovery, Haerder and ... Conduct experiments on enhanced security framework ...

2012-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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BIG GREEN SUV'S  

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AUTOWORLD 'CLEAN POWER DRIVE' AUTOWORLD 'CLEAN POWER DRIVE' DAVIS: More and more alternative to the traditional gasoline engine are arriving almost daily. But, for consumers, more options don't make the choice any easier. Hybrids, flex- fuel, diesels - which is best on the wallet, and on the environment? Well, the best way to answer that is to drive them all, and that's just what we did - on a road trip that we call the "MotorWeek Clean Power Drive!" Destination: Morgantown, West Virginia - home to the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium as well as West Virginia University's Challenge X team workshop - both high on our list of places we've wanted to visit. To get there, we rounded up 3 pairs of vehicles: The 4-cylinder subcompact Honda Civic, in both gasoline and Hybrid forms, The mid-size Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Ray trajectories, binomial of a new type, and the binary system; on binomial distribution of the second (nonlinear) type for big binomial power  

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The paper describes a new algorithm of construction of the nonlinear arithmetic triangle on the basis of numerical simulation and the binary system. It demonstrates that the numbers that fill the nonlinear arithmetic triangle may be binomial coefficients of a new type. An analogy has been drawn with the binomial coefficients calculated with the use of the Pascal triangle. The paper provides a geometrical interpretation of binomials of different types in considering the branching systems of rays. Results of numerical calculations of binomial distribution of the second (nonlinear) type for big power of a binomial are given. Difference of geometrical properties of linear and nonlinear arithmetic triangles and envelopes of binomial distributions of the first and second types is drawn. The empirical formula for half-sums of binomial coefficients of the second (nonlinear) type is offered. Comparison of envelopes of binomial coefficients sums is carried out. It is shown that at big degrees of a binomial a form of envelops of these sums are close.

Alexander V. Yurkin

2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Study for a Full Scale Demonstration of Steam Reforming Black Liquor Gasification at Georgia-Pacific's Mill in Big Island, Virginia  

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Georgia-Pacific Corporation performed an engineering study to determine the feasibility of installing a full-scale demonstration project of steam reforming black liquor chemical recovery at Georgia-Pacific's mill in Big Island, Virginia. The technology considered was the Pulse Enhanced Steam Reforming technology that was developed and patented by Manufacturing and Technology Conversion, International (MTCI) and is currently licensed to StoneChem, Inc., for use in North America. Pilot studies of steam reforming have been carried out on a 25-ton per day reformer at Inland Container's Ontario, California mill and on a 50-ton per day unit at Weyerhaeuser's New Bern, North Carolina mill.

Robert De Carrera; Mike Ohl

2002-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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ARE THERE ECHOES FROM THE PRE-BIG-BANG UNIVERSE? A SEARCH FOR LOW-VARIANCE CIRCLES IN THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND SKY  

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In a recent analysis of Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) seven-year temperature maps, Gurzadyan and Penrose claim to find concentric circular patterns in the sky with anomalously low variances. These circles are presented as observational evidence for violent processes in a universe preceding our big bang as predicted by Penrose's Conformal Cyclic Cosmology. We reassess the statistical significance of the detection of the claimed concentric low-variance circles by comparing the WMAP data with Monte Carlo simulations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) sky plus realistic modeling of WMAP's anisotropic noise. We find no anomaly in the variances compared with the {Lambda}CDM cosmological model. The observed variances in the data are consistent with a Gaussian CMB sky as predicted by the inflationary cosmology model at better than 3{sigma}.

Hajian, Amir, E-mail: ahajian@cita.utoronto.ca [Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3H8 (Canada)

2011-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of the geothermal resources of Carson-Eagle valleys and Big Smoky Valley, Nevada. First annual report, May 1, 1979-May 30, 1980  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Two geothermal investigations were completed in three Nevada locations. The regions studied were selected from areas outlined as having direct utilization potential (Trexler and others, 1979) and included the Carson-Eagle Valley, Bis Smoky Valley and Caliente. Studies were organized around the completion of a group of tasks in each area. These tasks included: geologic reconnaissance, gravity surveys, aerial photography, fluid sampling and analysis, shallow depth temperature probe surveys, soil mercury surveys, shallow electrical resistivity measurements, and temperature gradient hole drilling. Goals of the project were to provide regional information about the nature and extent of the resources and to offer a critical evaluation of the techniques employed. Results from the work in the Carson-Eagle Valley and Big Smoky Valley are presented. (MHR)

Trexler, D.T.; Koenig, B.A.; Flynn, T.; Bruce, J.L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Notice of Intent for the Construction and Operation of the Proposed Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project, South Dakota and Minnesota (5/27/05)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

16 16 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 102 / Friday, May 27, 2005 / Notices Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Note that also there is an ''eSubscription'' link on the web site that enables subscribers to receive e- mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. Comment Date: June 9, 2005. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5-2702 Filed 5-26-05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717-01-P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Construction and Operation of the Proposed Big Stone II Power Plant and Transmission Project, South Dakota and Minnesota

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9/18/09 2:17 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy Page 1 of 20http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2319699/posts  

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9/18/09 2:17 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy Page 1 of 20http' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy Space.com ^ | 8/18/09 | Clara Moskowitz Posted on August 19 for the accelerating expansion of the universe that does not rely on the mystifying idea of dark energy. According

Temple, Blake

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Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat Loss Assessment at Detroit Big Cliff Dam and Reservoir Project, North Santiam River, Oregon, 1985 Final Report.  

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A habitat based assessment was conducted of the US Army Corps of Engineers' Detroit/Big Cliff Dam and Reservoir Project (Detroit Project) on the North Santiam River, Oregon, to determine losses or gains resulting from the development and operation of the hydroelectric-related components of the project. Preconstruction, postconstruction, and recent vegetation cover types at the project site were mapped based on aerial photographs from 1939, 1956, and 1979, respectively. Vegetation cover types were identified within the affected area and acreages of each type at each time period were determined. Ten wildlife target species were selected to represent a cross-section of species groups affected by the project. An interagency team evaluated the suitability of the habitat to support the target species at each time period. An evaluation procedure which accounted for both the quantity and quality of habitat was used to aid in assessing impacts resulting from the project. The Detroit Project extensively altered or affected 6324 acres of land and river in the North Santiam River drainage. Impacts to wildlife centered around the loss of 1,608 acres of conifer forest and 620 acres of riparian habitat. Impacts resulting from the Detroit Project included the loss of winter range for black-tailed deer and Roosevelt elk, and the loss of year-round habitat for deer, river otter, beaver, ruffed grouse, pileated woodpecker, spotted owl, and many other wildlife species. Bald eagle and osprey were benefited by an increase in foraging habitat. The potential of the affected area to support wildlife was greatly altered as a result of the Detroit Project. Losses or gains in the potential of the habitat to support wildlife will exist over the life of the project.

Noyes, J.H.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

The Big Picture Melon Blast  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Shows a picture of a melon blasting by high school students at the University of Missouri school of mining and nuclear engineering.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

big decisions off until fall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Both the House and the Senate have been bogged down in the early summer by parliamentary maneuvers on both sides of the aisle, with the House Democrats...

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NIST Big Data Working Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Training a self-driving car could take 100 million images at megapixel ... genomics of the microbes in the soil to watershed hydro-biogeochemistry. ...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST Big Data Working Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Training a self-driving car could take 100 ... in the soil to watershed hydro- biogeochemistry. ... Rather people, cars, stocks are macroscopic quantities ...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Big Science and the LHC  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Starting from the example of the LHC, I discuss the role of large projects in science and their impact on society. This article is based on a talk given at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.

Giudice, Gian Francesco

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Big Picture 19912012 other industry  

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Consulting Research Google Goldman BCG IBM Research Yahoo Barclays McKinsey Microsoft Research Amazon Goldman BCG IBM Research Yahoo Barclays McKinsey Microsoft Research Amazon Credite Suisse Bain Honda;Industry Finance Consulting Research Google Goldman BCG IBM Research Yahoo Barclays McKinsey Microsoft

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WTA offers big efficiency gains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The next major step forward for brown coal fired power generation looks like being the RWE-developed fluidised bed based WTA process for precombustion drying of this high moisture fuel. WTA stands for Wirbelschicht-Trocknung mit interner Abwaermenutzung (fluidized bed drying with internal heat recovery). A large scale pilot plant is due to start operation early next year at Niederaussem K in Germany, while a WTA system is to be retrofitted to the Hazlewood plant in Australia. 1 ref., 7 figs.

Stamatelopoulos, G.-N. [Alstom Power System (Germany)

2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

469

Big wheels keep on turning  

SciTech Connect

Although the structure of the market for bucketwheel and bucket chain based equipment has changed over the years, design advances have enabled the technology to retain a significant place in the production and distribution of coal and minerals. 4 photos.

Casteel, K.

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

470

Energy Loop [The big picture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It's after dusk, but this brilliantly illuminated Ferris wheel, perched atop the Santa Monica Pier in California, is being powered by the sun. Well, sort of. During the day, its 650 solar panels generate up to 71 000 kilowatt-hours of energy - enough ...

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Money for the big eyes  

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Since ancient civilization, humanity has kept its eyes on the heavens, and the invention of telescopes has only increased its scrutiny. As astronomers strive to see the universe with increasing clarity, telescopes have ...

Shen, Fangfei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecasting the financial trends facing intercollegiate athletic programs of public institutions as identified by athletic directors of the ACC, Big 12 and SEC Conferences  

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The purpose of this research was to provide a forecast of financial trends in major intercollegiate athletics over the next 15 years for strategic planning purposes. This study focused specifically on the trends of revenue generation and cost containment in the athletic departments of the public institutions in the ACC, Big 12 and SEC Conferences. Most of these large programs are expected to externally produce a majority of their fiscal resources and compete at a high level. This forecast is important because of administrator's increasing difficulty to find the fiscal resources to adequately subsidize their program. The mixed methods study uncovered the myth that intercollegiate athletic programs are in great fiscal health and outlined where leaders in intercollegiate athletics think the future will take us. Over 35 forecasts were identified through interviews with an intercollegiate athletic conference commissioner and an intercollegiate athletic consultant and were then rated by a panel of athletic directors from the aforementioned conferences based on their desirability, impact and likelihood of occurrence. After two rounds of a Delphi procedure, it was determined that over half of the issues, should they occur, would have a high impact. None of the 35 issues were rated as having no or low impact. One issue was rated as having the highest possible likelihood of occurrence. The issue was that employee compensation, utility bills, travel costs, and medical insurance will increase for institutions and athletic departments faster than the general, national rate of inflation. 32 issues were rated as having between a 21-80% chance of occurring, while two issues were given only a 0-20% chance of occurring within the next 10-15 years. The first forecasted that football scholarship limits will be lowered from 85 over the next 10-15 years. The second forecasted that an antitrust exemption will be implemented over the next 10-15 years for intercollegiate athletics by the federal government to cap wages. Over one-third of the issues obtained consensus in two of the three areas rated. Three of the issues obtained consensus in all areas rated.

Penry, Jason Coy

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Socio-technical analysis of Korea's broadband convergence network: Big plans, big projects, big prospects?  

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The goal of this study is to investigate the policy objectives of the broadband convergence network (BcN) and the realization of objectives. The Korean government launched the BcN project with the objective of converting Korea into an information society ... Keywords: Broadband, Broadband convergence network, Socio-technical systems theory, South Korea

Dong-Hee Shin; Jaemin Jung

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:EIA/861/NercSpp | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NercSpp NercSpp Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Nerc Spp Entity conducts business operations within the SPP region (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/NercSpp" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A Alfalfa Electric Coop, Inc + true + Anadarko Public Works Auth + true + Arkansas Electric Coop Corp + true + Ashley Chicot Elec Coop, Inc + true + Auburn Board of Public Works + true + B Bailey County Elec Coop Assn + true + Basin Electric Power Coop + true + Big Country Electric Coop, Inc + true + Bluestem Electric Coop Inc + true + Bowie-Cass Electric Coop, Inc + true + Brown-Atchison E C A Inc + true +

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Final Scientific/Technical Report to the U.S. Department of Energy on NOVA's Einstein's Big Idea (Project title: E-mc2, A Two-Hour Television Program on NOVA)  

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Executive Summary A woman in the early 1700s who became one of Europes leading interpreters of mathematics and a poor bookbinder who became one of the giants of nineteenth-century science are just two of the pioneers whose stories NOVA explored in Einsteins Big Idea. This two-hour documentary premiered on PBS in October 2005 and is based on the best-selling book by David Bodanis, E=mc2: A Biography of the Worlds Most Famous Equation. The film and book chronicle the scientific challenges and discoveries leading up to Einsteins startling conclusion that mass and energy are one, related by the formula E = mc2.

Susanne Simpson

2007-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Land use and land cover change: the effects of woody plant encroachment and prescribed fire on biodiversity and ecosystem carbon dynamics in a southern great plains mixed grass savanna  

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In the southern Great Plains, the encroachment of grassland ecosystems by mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), is widespread, and prescribed fire is commonly used in its control. Despite this, substantial quantitative information concerning their influences on the community composition, functional dynamics, and soil organic carbon (SOC) storage potential of grassland ecosystems is lacking. The objectives of this study were to: a) quantify the effects of seasonal prescribed fire treatments and mesquite encroachment on aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) and herbaceous community composition; b) characterize SOC pool sizes, turnover, and storage potential relative to vegetation type and fire treatment; c) evaluate the structure and diversity of soil microbial communities relative to vegetation type; and d) characterize the functional diversity of these same microbes using the GeoChip functional gene microarray. Repeated winter and summer fires led to increased ANPP rates (average, 434 and 313 g m-2 y-1, respectively), relative to unburned controls (average, 238 g m-2 y-1), altered herbaceous community composition, and increased the storage of resistant forms of SOC, but did not affect overall SOC storage. Herbaceous ANPP rates did not differ significantly as a result of mesquite encroachment, but herbaceous community composition and SOC storage did. Mesquite soils contained significantly more total, slow-turnover, and resistant forms of SOC than those that occurred beneath C3 or C4 grasses. Similarity among the soil bacterial and fungal communities associated with the major vegetation types in this system was low to moderate. Significant differences were detected among soil fungi, with the mesquite-associated fungi harboring significant differences in community structure relative to the fungal communities associated with each of the other vegetation types examined. Despite this result, few significant differences were detected with respect to the functional diversity of these communities, suggesting either a high degree of functional redundancy, or that the functional differences harbored by these communities are beyond the scope of the GeoChip. The results of this study demonstrate that both fire and mesquite encroachment have the potential to alter ecosystem components and processes significantly, providing new insight regarding the effects of these widespread land use and land cover changes on ecosystem structure and function.

Hollister, Emily Brooke

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetotelluric studies in Grass Valley, Nevada  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A program of detailed magnetotelluric soundings was initiated in 1974 in Green Valley, Nevada, as part of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's major study of techniques for geothermal exploration in north central Nevada. The magnetotelluric program had three main goals; the determination of resistivity distribution at depths greater than that conveniently measured with other techniques; a comparison of the interpreted resistivity at shallow depth with the results of the other techniques; and the evaluation of the SQUID or Josephson effect magnetometer in practical field surveys. In addition, new numerical models were developed so that interpretation could be carried out in terms of fairly complex two-dimensional models.

Morrison, H.F.; Lee, K.H.; Oppliger, G.; Dey, A.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turning Grass into Gas for Less  

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stored in plant cellulose, then crops like this switchgrass could be turned into biofuels, rather than using corn or other food crops. Pull up to the pump these days and...

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Robinson Rancheria Strategic Energy Plan; Middletown Rancheria Strategic Energy Plan, Scotts Valley Rancheria Strategic Energy Plan, Elem Indian Colony Strategic Energy Plan, Upperlake Rancheria Strategic Energy Plan, Big Valley Rancheria Strategic Energy Plan  

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The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is located in Lake County in Northern California. Similar to the other five federally recognized Indian Tribes in Lake County participating in this project, Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians members are challenged by generally increasing energy costs and undeveloped local energy resources. Currently, Tribal decision makers lack sufficien