Sample records for hand cutting mowing

  1. Job Title: Ranch Hand Name: Howard Owens' Cutting Horses

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    Behmer, Spencer T.

    Job Title: Ranch Hand Name: Howard Owens' Cutting Horses Openings: 1 Time: 2-3 hours a day, 7 days a week Salary: $200/month Start Date: Immediately Supervisor: Howard Owens Description: Job entails daily cleaning of horse stalls, keeping grass mowed, and odd jobs around the ranch. Approximately 2 to 3 hours

  2. Dynamic response of guardrail systems encased in pavement mow strips

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    Seckinger, Nathaniel Ryan

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and numerical simulation and to develop predictive, full-scale simulations that enable assessment of the performance of guardrail systems encased in mow strips. To develop a test matrix of mow strip designs in preparation for possible testing, a state...

  3. Root responses of bermudagrass to mowing height and frequency

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    Hall, Mark Holman

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of root zone to be studied separately. Common bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon [L.] Pers.) was used in a mowing height by frequency study, with mowing height treatments of 2.5 and 5.1 cm, and mowing frequencies of 2, 7, and 14 days. Tifgreen bermudagrass (C...

  4. Hallowed hands

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    Ruppel, Emily (Emily C.)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Human hand transplantation became a medical reality at the turn of the 2 1st century. Often hailed by media and the general public as miraculous, these life-changing surgeries are also highly controversial. Many doctors, ...

  5. Adjustable cutting tool holder

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    Steinhour, William Lee III; West, Drew; Honeycutt, Steve; Frank, Steven; Krishnamurthy, Kallutla

    2000-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent application describes a device for varying the geometry of a cutting tool for use in machining operations.

  6. Device for cutting protrusions

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    Bzorgi, Fariborz M. (Knoxville, TN)

    2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for clipping a protrusion of material is provided. The protrusion may, for example, be a bolt head, a nut, a rivet, a weld bead, or a temporary assembly alignment tab protruding from a substrate surface of assembled components. The apparatus typically includes a cleaver having a cleaving edge and a cutting blade having a cutting edge. Generally, a mounting structure configured to confine the cleaver and the cutting blade and permit a range of relative movement between the cleaving edge and the cutting edge is provided. Also typically included is a power device coupled to the cutting blade. The power device is configured to move the cutting edge toward the cleaving edge. In some embodiments the power device is activated by a momentary switch. A retraction device is also generally provided, where the retraction device is configured to move the cutting edge away from the cleaving edge.

  7. ADVANCED CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDY

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    Troy Reed; Stefan Miska; Nicholas Takach; Kaveh Ashenayi; Mark Pickell; Len Volk; Mike Volk; Lei Zhou; Zhu Chen; Crystal Redden; Aimee Washington

    2003-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the second quarterly progress report for Year-4 of the ACTS Project. It includes a review of progress made in: (1) Flow Loop construction and development and (2) research tasks during the period of time between October 1, 2002 and December 30, 2002. This report presents a review of progress on the following specific tasks. (a) Design and development of an Advanced Cuttings Transport Facility Task 3: Addition of a Cuttings Injection/Separation System, Task 4: Addition of a Pipe Rotation System. (b) New research project (Task 9b): ''Development of a Foam Generator/Viscometer for Elevated Pressure and Elevated Temperature (EPET) Conditions''. (d) Research project (Task 10): ''Study of Cuttings Transport with Aerated Mud Under Elevated Pressure and Temperature Conditions''. (e) Research on three instrumentation tasks to measure: Cuttings concentration and distribution in a flowing slurry (Task 11), Foam texture while transporting cuttings. (Task 12), and Viscosity of Foam under EPET (Task 9b). (f) New Research project (Task 13): ''Study of Cuttings Transport with Foam under Elevated Pressure and Temperature Conditions''. (g) Development of a Safety program for the ACTS Flow Loop. Progress on a comprehensive safety review of all flow-loop components and operational procedures. (Task 1S). (h) Activities towards technology transfer and developing contacts with Petroleum and service company members, and increasing the number of JIP members.

  8. Cutting assembly. [Patent application

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    Treuhaft, M.B.; Oser, M.S.

    1981-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A mining auger comprises a cutting head carried at one end of a tubular shaft and a plurality of wall segments which in a first position thereof are disposed side by side around said shaft and in a second position thereof are disposed oblique to said shaft. A vane projects outwardly from each wall segment. When the wall segments are in their first position, the vanes together form a substantially continuous helical wall. A cutter is mounted on the peripheral edge of each of the vanes. When the wall segments are in their second position, the cutters on the vanes are disposed radially outward from the perimeter of the cutting head.

  9. ADVANCED CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDY

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    Stefan Miska; Troy Reed; Ergun Kuru

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Advanced Cuttings Transport Study (ACTS) was a 5-year JIP project undertaken at the University of Tulsa (TU). The project was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and JIP member companies. The objectives of the project were: (1) to develop and construct a new research facility that would allow three-phase (gas, liquid and cuttings) flow experiments under ambient and EPET (elevated pressure and temperature) conditions, and at different angle of inclinations and drill pipe rotation speeds; (2) to conduct experiments and develop a data base for the industry and academia; and (3) to develop mechanistic models for optimization of drilling hydraulics and cuttings transport. This project consisted of research studies, flow loop construction and instrumentation development. Following a one-year period for basic flow loop construction, a proposal was submitted by TU to the DOE for a five-year project that was organized in such a manner as to provide a logical progression of research experiments as well as additions to the basic flow loop. The flow loop additions and improvements included: (1) elevated temperature capability; (2) two-phase (gas and liquid, foam etc.) capability; (3) cuttings injection and removal system; (4) drill pipe rotation system; and (5) drilling section elevation system. In parallel with the flow loop construction, hydraulics and cuttings transport studies were preformed using drilling foams and aerated muds. In addition, hydraulics and rheology of synthetic drilling fluids were investigated. The studies were performed under ambient and EPET conditions. The effects of temperature and pressure on the hydraulics and cuttings transport were investigated. Mechanistic models were developed to predict frictional pressure loss and cuttings transport in horizontal and near-horizontal configurations. Model predictions were compared with the measured data. Predominantly, model predictions show satisfactory agreements with the measured data. As a part of this project, instrumentation was developed to monitor cuttings beds and characterize foams in the flow loop. An ultrasonic-based monitoring system was developed to measure cuttings bed thickness in the flow loop. Data acquisition software controls the system and processes the data. Two foam generating devices were designed and developed to produce foams with specified quality and texture. The devices are equipped with a bubble recognition system and an in-line viscometer to measure bubble size distribution and foam rheology, respectively. The 5-year project is completed. Future research activities will be under the umbrella of Tulsa University Drilling Research Projects. Currently the flow loop is being used for testing cuttings transport capacity of aqueous and polymer-based foams under elevated pressure and temperature conditions. Subsequently, the effect of viscous sweeps on cuttings transport under elevated pressure and temperature conditions will be investigated using the flow loop. Other projects will follow now that the ''steady state'' phase of the project has been achieved.

  10. CUTTING EDGE Cutting Edge: Dendritic Cells Copulsed with Microbial and

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    Maizels, Rick

    CUTTING EDGE IMMUNOLOGY THE OF JOURNAL Cutting Edge: Dendritic Cells Copulsed with Microbial). However, there is evidence that DC-associated factors other than IL-12 also play a significant role in Th1

  11. CUTTING EDGE Cutting Edge: Treatment of Complement Regulatory

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    Ponder, Katherine P.

    CUTTING EDGE IMMUNOLOGY THE OF JOURNAL Cutting Edge: Treatment of Complement Regulatory Protein attachment of C regulators such as the decay-accelerating factor (DAF) (11) and C receptor 1-related gene

  12. ADVANCED CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDY

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    Troy Reed; Stefan Miska; Nicholas Takach; Kaveh Ashenayi; Mark Pickell; Len Volk; Mike Volk; Lei Zhou; Zhu Chen; Crystal Redden; Aimee Washington

    2003-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This Quarter has been divided between running experiments and the installation of the drill-pipe rotation system. In addition, valves and piping were relocated, and three viewports were installed. Detailed design work is proceeding on a system to elevate the drill-string section. Design of the first prototype version of a Foam Generator has been finalized, and fabrication is underway. This will be used to determine the relationship between surface roughness and ''slip'' of foams at solid boundaries. Additional cups and rotors are being machined with different surface roughness. Some experiments on cuttings transport with aerated fluids have been conducted at EPET. Theoretical modeling of cuttings transport with aerated fluids is proceeding. The development of theoretical models to predict frictional pressure losses of flowing foam is in progress. The new board design for instrumentation to measure cuttings concentration is now functioning with an acceptable noise level. The ultrasonic sensors are stable up to 190 F. Static tests with sand in an annulus indicate that the system is able to distinguish between different sand concentrations. Viscometer tests with foam, generated by the Dynamic Test Facility (DTF), are continuing.

  13. Electrically powered hand tool

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Myers, Kurt S.; Reed, Teddy R.

    2007-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrically powered hand tool is described and which includes a three phase electrical motor having a plurality of poles; an electrical motor drive electrically coupled with the three phase electrical motor; and a source of electrical power which is converted to greater than about 208 volts three-phase and which is electrically coupled with the electrical motor drive.

  14. CUTTING EDGE Cutting Edge: Essential Role of Hypoxia Inducible

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    Nizet, Victor

    CUTTING EDGE IMMUNOLOGY THE OF JOURNAL Cutting Edge: Essential Role of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1 raises the level of the transcriptional regu- lator hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1 ) in macro- phages recently identified novel and essential roles of the transcriptional regulator hypox- ia-inducible factor

  15. Corner-cutting mining assembly

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    Bradley, John A. (San Antonio, TX)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mining assembly includes a primary rotary cutter mounted on one end of a support shaft and four secondary rotary cutters carried on the same support shaft and positioned behind the primary cutters for cutting corners in the hole cut by the latter.

  16. The Sandia Hand Features

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  17. Hand WashingHand Washing Germ Fighting 101

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    important in preventing the spread of contagious illnesses in child-care settings. Wash your hands often

  18. ORNL researcher developing robotic hand

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    Dr.Lonnie Love

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Oak Ridge National Lab is literally giving the robotics industry a hand. One scientist there is currently working on a fluid powered hand that will help everyone from amputees to the military.

  19. Implementing cutting plane management and selection techniques

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    2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    notation we omit the index i whenever possible and denote a single cut by. ?T x = ? j?N ?jxj ? ? ..... This compression routine efficiently removes all cuts which ...

  20. Slag capture and removal during laser cutting

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    Brown, Clyde O. (Newington, CT)

    1984-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Molten metal removed from a workpiece in a laser cutting operation is blown away from the cutting point by a gas jet and collected on an electromagnet.

  1. Microwave assisted hard rock cutting

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    Lindroth, David P. (Apple Valley, MN); Morrell, Roger J. (Bloomington, MN); Blair, James R. (Inver Grove Heights, MN)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for the sequential fracturing and cutting of subsurface volume of hard rock (102) in the strata (101) of a mining environment (100) by subjecting the volume of rock to a beam (25) of microwave energy to fracture the subsurface volume of rock by differential expansion; and , then bringing the cutting edge (52) of a piece of conventional mining machinery (50) into contact with the fractured rock (102).

  2. Microbiopsy/precision cutting devices

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    Krulevitch, P.A.; Lee, A.P.; Northrup, M.A.; Benett, W.J.

    1999-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Devices are disclosed for performing tissue biopsy on a small scale (microbiopsy). By reducing the size of the biopsy tool and removing only a small amount of tissue or other material in a minimally invasive manner, the risks, costs, injury and patient discomfort associated with traditional biopsy procedures can be reduced. By using micromachining and precision machining capabilities, it is possible to fabricate small biopsy/cutting devices from silicon. These devices can be used in one of four ways (1) intravascularly, (2) extravascularly, (3) by vessel puncture, and (4) externally. Additionally, the devices may be used in precision surgical cutting. 6 figs.

  3. Microbiopsy/precision cutting devices

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Krulevitch, Peter A. (Pleasanton, CA); Lee, Abraham P. (Walnut Creek, CA); Northrup, M. Allen (Berkeley, CA); Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Devices for performing tissue biopsy on a small scale (microbiopsy). By reducing the size of the biopsy tool and removing only a small amount of tissue or other material in a minimally invasive manner, the risks, costs, injury and patient discomfort associated with traditional biopsy procedures can be reduced. By using micromachining and precision machining capabilities, it is possible to fabricate small biopsy/cutting devices from silicon. These devices can be used in one of four ways 1) intravascularly, 2) extravascularly, 3) by vessel puncture, and 4) externally. Additionally, the devices may be used in precision surgical cutting.

  4. Hypervelocity cutting machine and method

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    Powell, J.R.; Reich, M.

    1996-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and machine are provided for cutting a workpiece such as concrete. A gun barrel is provided for repetitively loading projectiles therein and is supplied with a pressurized propellant from a storage tank. A thermal storage tank is disposed between the propellant storage tank and the gun barrel for repetitively receiving and heating propellant charges which are released in the gun barrel for repetitively firing projectiles therefrom toward the workpiece. In a preferred embodiment, hypervelocity of the projectiles is obtained for cutting the concrete workpiece by fracturing thereof. 10 figs.

  5. Hypervelocity cutting machine and method

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    Powell, James R. (Shoreham, NY); Reich, Morris (Queens, NY)

    1996-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and machine 14 are provided for cutting a workpiece 12 such as concrete. A gun barrel 16 is provided for repetitively loading projectiles 22 therein and is supplied with a pressurized propellant from a storage tank 28. A thermal storage tank 32,32A is disposed between the propellant storage tank 28 and the gun barrel 16 for repetitively receiving and heating propellant charges which are released in the gun barrel 16 for repetitively firing projectiles 22 therefrom toward the workpiece 12. In a preferred embodiment, hypervelocity of the projectiles 22 is obtained for cutting the concrete workpiece 12 by fracturing thereof.

  6. Wet your hands with warm running

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    touching pets After coughing, sneezing, or touching your face or hair Wash sinks, countertops, cutting

  7. Protecting Your Hands and Feet

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Protecting Your Hands and Feet Treating Feet Though foot skin is similar to hand skin, the problem gardeners usually have to deal with on their feet is wetness. Proper footwear is the best protection. Look powder will also help. Dust feet, not the floor or carpet, by putting your foot in a paper bag before

  8. You Can Do It Basic Home Repairs Using Hand and Power Tools Safely 1

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    Identify and use the safety practices that should be observed when working with hand tools Identify safety protection from flying debris. Goggles that fit snugly, provide the best protection from flying debris. Some if you or someone you are working with is cutting, sawing, drilling, or grinding. We only get one set

  9. WELDING AND CUTTING 10.A GENERAL

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    EM 385-1-1 XX Jun 13 10-1 SECTION 10 WELDING AND CUTTING 10.A GENERAL 10.A.01 Welders, cutters, and their supervisor shall be trained in the safe operation of their equipment, safe welding/cutting practices, and welding/cutting respiratory and fire protection. > AIHA publication "Welding Health and Safety: A Field

  10. Arm-Hand-Finger Video Game Interaction

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    Logsdon, Drew Anthony

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite the growing popularity and expansion of video game interaction techniques and research in the area of hand gesture recognition, the application of hand gesture video game interaction using arm, hand, and finger motion has not been...

  11. When to wash your hands: Touching your hand to your mouth including

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    are NOT available (perhaps on excursions), use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 62% ethanol based hand

  12. Cutting sound enhancement system for mining machines

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Leigh, Michael C. (Coal Center, PA); Kwitowski, August J. (Clairton, PA)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A cutting sound enhancement system (10) for transmitting an audible signal from the cutting head (101) of a piece of mine machinery (100) to an operator at a remote station (200), wherein, the operator using a headphone unit (14) can monitor the difference in sounds being made solely by the cutting head (101) to determine the location of the roof, floor, and walls of a coal seam (50).

  13. Cutting Wasteful Spending While Protecting Our Priorities

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    Congress must work together on a budget that cuts wasteful spending while supporting jobs, the economy, and middle-class families.

  14. Research Frontiers Cutting-Edge Research

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    Takada, Shoji

    Research Frontiers Cutting-Edge Research in Kyoto University Kyoto University is known. Some of them exhibit circularly polarized light (CPL) with unprecedented anisotropy factors: they emit

  15. Cuttings Analysis At International Geothermal Area, Indonesia...

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    Nemcok, Norman, Powell and Stimac. The approach we are using is to characterize the petrology, geochemistry and fractures in core and cuttings samples and then integrate these...

  16. Cuttings Analysis At International Geothermal Area, Philippines...

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    Nemcok, Norman, Powell and Stimac. The approach we are using is to characterize the petrology, geochemistry and fractures in core and cuttings samples and then integrate these...

  17. CUTTING EDGE Cutting Edge: Innate Immunity Conferred by B Cells Is

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    Hedrick, Stephen M.

    CUTTING EDGE IMMUNOLOGY THE OF JOURNAL Cutting Edge: Innate Immunity Conferred by B Cells-specific Casp8-deficient mice. The activation of NF- B or IFN regulatory factor 3 was found to be unaffected

  18. Cutting tool form compensation system and method

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    Barkman, W.E.; Babelay, E.F. Jr.; Klages, E.J.

    1993-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A compensation system for a computer-controlled machining apparatus having a controller and including a cutting tool and a workpiece holder which are movable relative to one another along a preprogrammed path during a machining operation utilizes a camera and a vision computer for gathering information at a preselected stage of a machining operation relating to the actual shape and size of the cutting edge of the cutting tool and for altering the preprogrammed path in accordance with detected variations between the actual size and shape of the cutting edge and an assumed size and shape of the cutting edge. The camera obtains an image of the cutting tool against a background so that the cutting tool and background possess contrasting light intensities, and the vision computer utilizes the contrasting light intensities of the image to locate points therein which correspond to points along the actual cutting edge. Following a series of computations involving the determining of a tool center from the points identified along the tool edge, the results of the computations are fed to the controller where the preprogrammed path is altered as aforedescribed. 9 figures.

  19. Time-saving Cutting-edge practice

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    Cai, Long

    Pedigree Pioneering Longevity Time-saving Cutting-edge practice Superb teaching resources-based Dentistry Providing your institution with the perfect combination of pedigree, longevity, cutting-edge to 1999 Immediate impact: top 5 in immediacy index (June 2013)* Impact factor: 0.811** *Immediacy index

  20. Drilling subsurface wellbores with cutting structures

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    Mansure, Arthur James (Alburquerque, NM); Guimerans, Rosalvina Ramona (The Woodlands, TX)

    2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for forming a wellbore includes a drill tubular. A drill bit is coupled to the drill tubular. One or more cutting structures are coupled to the drill tubular above the drill bit. The cutting structures remove at least a portion of formation that extends into the wellbore formed by the drill bit.

  1. Corner-cutting mining assembly

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bradley, J.A.

    1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention resulted from a contract with the United States Department of Energy and relates to a mining tool. More particularly, the invention relates to an assembly capable of drilling a hole having a square cross-sectional shape with radiused corners. In mining operations in which conventional auger-type drills are used to form a series of parallel, cylindrical holes in a coal seam, a large amount of coal remains in place in the seam because the shape of the holes leaves thick webs between the holes. A higher percentage of coal can be mined from a seam by a means capable of drilling holes having a substantially square cross section. It is an object of this invention to provide an improved mining apparatus by means of which the amount of coal recovered from a seam deposit can be increased. Another object of the invention is to provide a drilling assembly which cuts corners in a hole having a circular cross section. These objects and other advantages are attained by a preferred embodiment of the invention.

  2. Rectilinear Glass-Cut Dissections of Rectangles to Squares

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    Urrutia, Jorge

    Rectilinear Glass-Cut Dissections of Rectangles to Squares Jurek Czyzowicz§ czyzowic is made using only rectilinear glass-cuts, i.e., vertical or horizontal straight-line cuts separating pieces into two. 1 Introduction A glass-cut of a rectangle is a cut by a straight-line segment

  3. NREL: Energy Analysis - Maureen Hand

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Saleshttp://www.fnal.gov/directorate/nalcal/nalcal02_07_05_files/nalcal.gifNRELPower SystemsDebbieJessicaLizMaureen Hand Photo of

  4. Making the Cut: Lattice Kirigami Rules

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    Toen Castle; Yigil Cho; Xingting Gong; Euiyeon Jung; Daniel M. Sussman; Shu Yang; Randall D. Kamien

    2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we explore and develop a simple set of rules that apply to cutting, pasting, and folding honeycomb lattices. We consider origami-like structures that are extinsically flat away from zero-dimensional sources of Gaussian curvature and one-dimensional sources of mean curvature, and our cutting and pasting rules maintain the intrinsic bond lengths on both the lattice and its dual lattice. We find that a small set of rules is allowed providing a framework for exploring and building kirigami -- folding, cutting, and pasting the edges of paper.

  5. Laser cutting with chemical reaction assist

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    Gettemy, D.J.

    1992-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is described for cutting with a laser beam where an oxygen-hydrocarbon reaction is used to provide auxiliary energy to a metal workpiece to supplement the energy supplied by the laser. Oxygen is supplied to the laser focus point on the workpiece by a nozzle through which the laser beam also passes. A liquid hydrocarbon is supplied by coating the workpiece along the cutting path with the hydrocarbon prior to laser irradiation or by spraying a stream of hydrocarbon through a nozzle aimed at a point on the cutting path which is just ahead of the focus point during irradiation. 1 figure.

  6. Laser cutting with chemical reaction assist

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Gettemy, Donald J. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for cutting with a laser beam where an oxygen-hydrocarbon reaction is used to provide auxiliary energy to a metal workpiece to supplement the energy supplied by the laser. Oxygen is supplied to the laser focus point on the workpiece by a nozzle through which the laser beam also passes. A liquid hydrocarbon is supplied by coating the workpiece along the cutting path with the hydrocarbon prior to laser irradiation or by spraying a stream of hydrocarbon through a nozzle aimed at a point on the cutting path which is just ahead of the focus point during irradiation.

  7. Nonlinear dynamics of a regenerative cutting process

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    Grzegorz Litak; Sven Schubert; Guenter Radons

    2012-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the regenerative cutting process by using a single degree of freedom non-smooth model with a friction component and a time delay term. Instead of the standard Lyapunov exponent calculations, we propose a statistical 0-1 test analysis for chaos detection. This approach reveals the nature of the cutting process signaling regular or chaotic dynamics. For the investigated deterministic model we are able to show a transition from chaotic to regular motion with increasing cutting speed. For two values of time delay showing the different response the results have been confirmed by the means of the spectral density and the multiscaled entropy.

  8. California Budget Cuts Fray the Long-Term Safety Net

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    Wallace, Steven P.; Benjamin, A. E.; Villa, Valentine M.; Pourat, Nadereh

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of California’s 2009 Budget Cuts. Los Angeles, CA: UCLABrief October 2009 California Budget Cuts Fray the Long-TermNadereh Pourat T he deep budget cuts enacted by California’s

  9. Intersection cuts for nonlinear integer programming: convexification ...

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    2014-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ... effective branch-and-cut algorithms [1, 16, 15, 47, 53], so there has recently been significant interest in extending the associated ... M. R. K?l?nç. Department of

  10. Low-Temperature Diesel Combustion Cross-Cut Research

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    Diesel Combustion Cross-Cut Research Low-Temperature Diesel Combustion Cross-Cut Research Lyle M. Pickett Combustion Research Facility Sandia National Laboratories Sponsor: DOEOVT...

  11. Effective Separation of Disjunctive Cuts for Convex Mixed Integer ...

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    2010-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This limits the total effort we spend generating cuts and helps to maintain numerical stability of (CGLP). If a cut is generated by Algorithm 2 that separates ¯

  12. California: Cutting-Edge Biofuels Research and Entrepreneurship...

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    Cutting-Edge Biofuels Research and Entrepreneurship Provide a Proving Ground California: Cutting-Edge Biofuels Research and Entrepreneurship Provide a Proving Ground April 18, 2013...

  13. EHS-Net Hand Hygiene Study EHS-Net Hand Hygiene Study Protocol

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    EHS-Net Hand Hygiene Study 1 EHS-Net Hand Hygiene Study Protocol I. Project Overview Title EHS-Net Hand Hygiene Study Protocol Summary Good hand hygiene is of critical importance in preventing of personal hygiene policies and practices in food service establishments. The purpose of this study

  14. Controlling dust when cutting fibre-cement board

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    Knowles, David William

    Controlling dust when cutting fibre-cement board Page 1 of 2 Cutting fibre-cement board (e are not typically used when cutting and shaping fibre-cement board. To protect yourself you should: Use one of the methods described above for cutting fibre-· cement board Inspect the dust control equipment before you

  15. Composition of carcasses and retail cuts from lightweight heifers

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    Guzman Mirabal, Luis Alejandro

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Committee: Dr. H. R. cross Dr. J, W, Savell Twenty-nine sides from lightweight heifer carcasses, ranging from 113 to 250 kg, were fabricated into wholesale and retail cuts using standardized procedures. Retail cuts were trimmed to either zero or 0. 64... were below the ten percent fat level. Retail cut yields from the chuck, rib, loin and round for both trim levels were considerably lower than those reported in other studies. Retail cut yield from the four major wholesale cuts increased...

  16. Multicommodity Flows and Cuts in Polymatroidal Networks

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    Chekuri, Chandra; Raja, Adnan; Viswanath, Pramod

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider multicommodity flow and cut problems in {\\em polymatroidal} networks where there are submodular capacity constraints on the edges incident to a node. Polymatroidal networks were introduced by Lawler and Martel and Hassin in the single-commodity setting and are closely related to the submodular flow model of Edmonds and Giles; the well-known maxflow-mincut theorem holds in this more general setting. Polymatroidal networks for the multicommodity case have not, as far as the authors are aware, been previously explored. Our work is primarily motivated by applications to information flow in wireless networks. We also consider the notion of undirected polymatroidal networks and observe that they provide a natural way to generalize flows and cuts in edge and node capacitated undirected networks. We establish poly-logarithmic flow-cut gap results in several scenarios that have been previously considered in the standard network flow models where capacities are on the edges or nodes. Our results have alread...

  17. CRAD, Welding, Cutting and Brazing Assessment Plan

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    This assessment is to verify hot work requirements associated with welding, cutting, burning, brazing, grinding and other spark- or flame-producing operations have been implemented. Verify that the requirements implemented are appropriate for preventing loss of life and property from fire, and personal injury from contact with or exposure to molten metals, vapors, radiant energy, injurious rays and sparks.

  18. On the complexity of cutting plane proofs using split cuts Sanjeeb ...

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    2008-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 16, 2008 ... Page 1 ... The complexity of different types of cutting-plane proofs has been a much studied topic in recent years. Some well-known classes of ...

  19. Performance of slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) containerized rooted cuttings and bare-root seedlings established on five planting dates in the flatlands of western Louisiana

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    Akgul, Alper

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    -root seedlings (BRS) and containerized rooted cuttings (CRC) were hand planted in September, November, January, March and April in three consecutive planting seasons (2000-2001, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003) on three sites with silt loam topsoils in southwestern...

  20. What to Cut and How to Cut? Historical Lessons from Past Reductions in the Intelligence Community

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    Cook, Austin; Edmiston, William; Glenn, Stuart; Goodwin, Derek; Kaehr, Matthew; Nebl, James; Phares, Benjamin; Yang, Elizabeth; Yeo, Jessica

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    personnel cuts than cuts to other major categories. Ideally, a budgetary analysis of the IC would follow a similar methodology, analyzing historical trends in the IC’s top line budget, total outlays for each agency, outlays across the major... with analysis and distribution of information within the Community. Finally, inter-agency competition for resources may increase, and organizations may fracture into separate agencies, reducing overall efficiency. 8 Given these premises of organizational...

  1. CUTTING -WELDING -HOT WORKS REQUIRED NOTIFICATION TO CUFD

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    CUTTING - WELDING - HOT WORKS REQUIRED NOTIFICATION TO CUFD Instructions: Fill out this form in its Time for work: Description of Work: Brazing Roofing Sweating WeldingSolderingCutting Other

  2. Cutting NOx from Diesel Engines with Membrane-Generated Nitrogen...

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

    Cutting NOx from Diesel Engines with Membrane-Generated Nitrogen-Enriched Air Cutting NOx from Diesel Engines with Membrane-Generated Nitrogen-Enriched Air 2005 Diesel Engine...

  3. Baltimore Vet Cuts Energy Bills With Solar | Department of Energy

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    Baltimore Vet Cuts Energy Bills With Solar Baltimore Vet Cuts Energy Bills With Solar October 28, 2010 - 5:09pm Addthis Baltimore resident Paul Bennett installed 14 solar panels...

  4. A COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF THE CUTTING PLANE TREE ...

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    2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 14, 2010 ... The cutting plane tree (CPT) algorithm provides a finite disjunctive ... minimizing the i1 norm of cut coefficients) appears to have an edge ..... using Lagrange Interpolation Polynomials to compute the bound factors in the RLT ...

  5. Keeping the Lights on While Cutting Costs.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1992, the Bonneville Power Administration spent $361 million in capital on a system to transmit electricity. By 1998, it was spending about one-third that amount: $123 million. In 1992, BPA`s expenses for managing, operating and maintaining the transmission system ran $160 million. By 1998, BPA had cut expenses to $128 million. Maintenance costs alone were cut 28%. In 1992, management of the grid was split into six organizations. Today, there is one. About 2,900 people worked for transmission in October 1992. By February 1998, the Transmission Business Line (TBL) employed 1,855. Transmission in 1992 for the most part meant new towers, lines and substations. Today it means computers, digital communications and electronic controls.

  6. Webinar: Hands-on Energy Literacy

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    As part of the Will Steger Foundation's Climate and Energy Literacy Webinar Series, this webinar will include presentations by two leading energy literacy and STEM education experts, including examples of hands-on classroom activities related to renewable energy.

  7. Cuttings Analysis At Roosevelt Hot Springs Area (Christensen...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Cuttings Analysis At Roosevelt Hot Springs Area (Christensen, Et Al., 1983) Exploration Activity...

  8. Design and Manufacturing for Cleanability in High Performance Cutting

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    McMains, Sara

    on the effect of cutting parameters on chip size and morphology when machining cast aluminium silicon alloy

  9. results and benefits... Birmingham Cutting your CO2

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    Everest, Graham R

    results and benefits... Birmingham Cutting your CO2 Birmingham City Council July 2007 c a s e s t u of the BirminghamCutting CO2 campaign, news items, display materials etc. · Advising on pledge gathering materials system was launched in July 2007 as part of the `Birmingham Cutting Your CO2' campaign. By the end

  10. Micromachined cutting blade formed from {211}-oriented silicon

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fleming, James G. (Albuquerque, NM); Fleming, legal representative, Carol (Burbank, CA); Sniegowski, Jeffry J. (Tijeras, NM); Montague, Stephen (Albuquerque, NM)

    2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A cutting blade is disclosed fabricated of micromachined silicon. The cutting blade utilizes a monocrystalline silicon substrate having a {211} crystalline orientation to form one or more cutting edges that are defined by the intersection of {211} crystalline planes of silicon with {111} crystalline planes of silicon. This results in a cutting blade which has a shallow cutting-edge angle .theta. of 19.5.degree.. The micromachined cutting blade can be formed using an anisotropic wet etching process which substantially terminates etching upon reaching the {111} crystalline planes of silicon. This allows multiple blades to be batch fabricated on a common substrate and separated for packaging and use. The micromachined cutting blade, which can be mounted to a handle in tension and optionally coated for increased wear resistance and biocompatibility, has multiple applications including eye surgery (LASIK procedure).

  11. Intelligent, self-contained robotic hand

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    Krutik, Vitaliy; Doo, Burt; Townsend, William T.; Hauptman, Traveler; Crowell, Adam; Zenowich, Brian; Lawson, John

    2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A robotic device has a base and at least one finger having at least two links that are connected in series on rotary joints with at least two degrees of freedom. A brushless motor and an associated controller are located at each joint to produce a rotational movement of a link. Wires for electrical power and communication serially connect the controllers in a distributed control network. A network operating controller coordinates the operation of the network, including power distribution. At least one, but more typically two to five, wires interconnect all the controllers through one or more joints. Motor sensors and external world sensors monitor operating parameters of the robotic hand. The electrical signal output of the sensors can be input anywhere on the distributed control network. V-grooves on the robotic hand locate objects precisely and assist in gripping. The hand is sealed, immersible and has electrical connections through the rotary joints for anodizing in a single dunk without masking. In various forms, this intelligent, self-contained, dexterous hand, or combinations of such hands, can perform a wide variety of object gripping and manipulating tasks, as well as locomotion and combinations of locomotion and gripping.

  12. Breakthrough Furnace Can Cut Solar Industry Costs

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office511041clothAdvanced Materials Advanced Materials FindAdvanced Materials AdvancedFurnace can Cut Solar

  13. Hand-held multiple system gas chromatograph

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Yu, Conrad M. (Antioch, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A multiple parallel hand-held gas chromatograph (GC) system which includes several independent GCs. Each independent GC has its own injector, separation column, detector and oven and the GCs are mounted in a light weight hand-held assembly. Each GC operates independently and simultaneously. Because of different coatings in different separation columns, different retention times for the same gas will be measured. Thus, for a GC system with multiple parallel GCs, the system can measure, in a short period, different retention times and provide a cross-reference in the determination of the measured gas and to become a two-dimensional system for direct field use.

  14. Rapid Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using Infrared Spectroscopy Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Rapid...

  15. An Efficient Algorithm for Computing Robust Minimum Capacity st Cuts

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    Doug Altner

    2008-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 20, 2008 ... In this paper, we present an efficient algorithm for computing minimum capacity s-t cuts under a polyhedral model of robustness. Our algorithm ...

  16. Forest County Potawatomi Tribe Cuts Emissions, Promotes Green...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Emissions, Promotes Green Growth Forest County Potawatomi Tribe Cuts Emissions, Promotes Green Growth February 23, 2012 - 6:29pm Addthis The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's solar...

  17. Properties of a Cutting Plane Method for Semidefinite Programming1

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    2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 11, 2012 ... Several techniques have been developed to solve large scale ...... posed gauging the strength of a cutting plane by examining the dimension of ...

  18. Cuttings Analysis At Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area (Laughlin...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Cuttings Analysis At Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area (Laughlin, Et Al., 1983) Exploration Activity...

  19. Rapid characterization of drill core and cutting mineralogy using...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    characterization of drill core and cutting mineralogy using infrared spectroscopy Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Rapid...

  20. Breakthrough Cutting Technology Promises to Reduce Solar Costs

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Silicon Genesis advancing the field of solar energy by developing a process that will virtually eliminate all waste when cutting materials needed to implement solar technology.

  1. Symmetry in RLT cuts for the quadratic assignment and standard ...

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    Etienne De Klerk

    2012-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 2, 2012 ... Symmetry in RLT cuts for the quadratic assignment and standard quadratic ... Category 1: Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming.

  2. Optimization Online - Robust Branch-Cut-and-Price Algorithms for ...

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    Artur Pessoa

    2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 10, 2008 ... ... also presented, specially the development of new families of cuts over large extended formulations. ... the Optimization Technology Center.

  3. Cut Generation for Optimization Problems with Multivariate Risk ...

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    Simge Küçükyavuz

    2014-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 26, 2014 ... Cut Generation for Optimization Problems with Multivariate Risk Constraints. Simge Küçükyavuz (kucukyavuz.2 ***at*** osu.edu) Nilay Noyan ...

  4. Leptogenesis from right-handed neutrino decays to right-handed leptons

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    Thomas Hambye

    2006-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate what would be the consequences for leptogenesis of the existence of a charged SU(2)_L singlet scalar delta^+. If such a scalar particle exists, it allows the right-handed neutrinos to couple not only to left-handed lepton and Higgs doublets as in ordinary leptogenesis, but also to a right-handed charged lepton and a delta^+. This provides a new source of leptogenesis which can be successful in a non-resonant way at scales as low as TeV. The incorporation of this scenario in left-right symmetric and unified models is discussed.

  5. Asymmetric parametric amplification in nonlinear left-handed transmission lines

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    Asymmetric parametric amplification in nonlinear left-handed transmission lines David A. Powell amplification in nonlinear left-handed transmission lines, which serve as model systems for nonlinear negative-handed regime. © 2009 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.3089842 Left-handed transmission lines

  6. Hand-Eye Calibration1 Radu Horaud and Fadi Dornaika

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hand-Eye Calibration1 Radu Horaud and Fadi Dornaika LIFIA{IMAG & Inria Rh^one-Alpes 46, avenue to as the hand-eye calibration problem. Hand-eye calibration is important in at least two types of tasks: (i) map formulations of the hand-eye calibration problem. One formulation is the classical one that we just mentioned

  7. WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care

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    Kim, Duck O.

    WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care First Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care guidelines on hand hygiene in health care. 1.Hand wash - standards. 2.Hygiene. 3.Cross infection - prevention arising from its use. Printed in France. WHO/IER/PSP/2009/01 #12;WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health

  8. Hand portable thin-layer chromatography system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Haas, Jeffrey S. (San Ramon, CA); Kelly, Fredrick R. (Modesto, CA); Bushman, John F. (Oakley, CA); Wiefel, Michael H. (La Honda, CA); Jensen, Wayne A. (Livermore, CA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A hand portable, field-deployable thin-layer chromatography (TLC) unit and a hand portable, battery-operated unit for development, illumination, and data acquisition of the TLC plates contain many miniaturized features that permit a large number of samples to be processed efficiently. The TLC unit includes a solvent tank, a holder for TLC plates, and a variety of tool chambers for storing TLC plates, solvent, and pipettes. After processing in the TLC unit, a TLC plate is positioned in a collapsible illumination box, where the box and a CCD camera are optically aligned for optimal pixel resolution of the CCD images of the TLC plate. The TLC system includes an improved development chamber for chemical development of TLC plates that prevents solvent overflow.

  9. 1) Washing your hands often using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Christensen, Dan

    are washed: · After coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose; · After shaking hands; · Before eating; · Before) Coughing and sneezing into a tissue or your elbow.Throw out used tissues right away. 4) Do not share

  10. Infrared cut-off proposal for the Holographic density

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    L. N. Granda; A. Oliveros

    2008-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose an infrared cut-off for the holographic the dark-energy, which besides the square of the Hubble scale also contains the time derivative of the Hubble scale. This avoids the problem of causality which appears using the event horizon area as the cut-off, and solves the coincidence problem.

  11. SF 2001-WLD;CONTRACTOR WELDING, CUTTING AND BRAZING

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    01-WLD (11-2012) Supersedes (4-2010) Issue CONTRACTOR WELDING, CUTTING, BRAZING P ART 1: CO NT R ACT O R' S E X PO S UR E AS S E S SM ENT Identify what welding, cutting andor...

  12. Termination Semantics of Logic Programs with Cut and Related Features

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    Giesl, Juergen

    Termination Semantics of Logic Programs with Cut and Related Features Jamie Andrews Dept of termination for logic programs. I am particularly interested in the termination of logic programs which use practical features such as the Prolog ``cut''. In order to prove termination of such programs

  13. Type Inference Builds a Short Cut to Deforestation Olaf Chitil

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    Kent, University of

    Type Inference Builds a Short Cut to Deforestation Olaf Chitil Lehrstuhl f¨ur Informatik II, RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen, Germany chitil@informatik.rwth-aachen.de Abstract Deforestation optimises structures. Short cut deforestation is a de- forestation method which is based on a single, local trans

  14. Robust Branch-Cut-and-Price for the Capacitated Minimum ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2006-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    independently noted that cuts expressed in terms of variables from a suitable original ... The In-Degree constraints (1b) state that exactly one arc must enter each ...... of promising sets S, and (ii) the search for violated cuts by considering the ...

  15. Improved Complexity Analysis for Cut Elimination and Herbrand's Theorem

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    Gerhardy, Philipp

    bounds for cut elimination by Buss in [8] and Schwichtenberg in [19] are not optimal in many cases, and the bound presented by Buss is already significantly worse than the bound given by Schwichtenberg. A more, is somewhat obscure. Buss's proof of the cut elimination theorem is based upon global proof trans­ formations

  16. Improved Complexity Analysis for Cut Elimination and Herbrand's Theorem

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    Gerhardy, Philipp

    bounds for cut elimination by Buss in [8] and Schwichtenberg in [19] are not optimal in many cases, and the bound presented by Buss is already significantly worse than the bound given by Schwichtenberg. A more, is somewhat obscure. Buss's proof of the cut elimination theorem is based upon global proof trans- formations

  17. Method and apparatus for diamond wire cutting of metal structures

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Parsells, Robert; Gettelfinger, Geoff; Perry, Erik; Rule, Keith

    2005-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for diamond wire cutting of metal structures, such as nuclear reactor vessels, is provided. A diamond wire saw having a plurality of diamond beads with beveled or chamfered edges is provided for sawing into the walls of the metal structure. The diamond wire is guided by a plurality of support structures allowing for a multitude of different cuts. The diamond wire is cleaned and cooled by CO.sub.2 during the cutting process to prevent breakage of the wire and provide efficient cutting. Concrete can be provided within the metal structure to enhance cutting efficiency and reduce airborne contaminants. The invention can be remotely controlled to reduce exposure of workers to radioactivity and other hazards.

  18. Heiniger, Wlti: Novel Single Crystal Diamonds for Waterjet Cutting Applications Novel Single Crystal Diamonds for Waterjet Cutting

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    change in the cutting head. Furthermore water produced employing a reduced water treatment is sufficient of such orifices are strongly limited to only dozens of hours due to the high water pressure environment (typically 350 MPa) and contacts with abra- sives through the water hammer effect during cut-offs. Due to its

  19. Visual Feedback in a Coordinated Hand-Eye System

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    Woodham, Robert J.

    A system is proposed for the development of new techniques for the control and monitoring of a mechanical arm-hand. The use of visual feedback is seen to provide new interactive capabilities in a machine hand-eye system. ...

  20. Robot Hand-Eye Calibration using Structure-from-Motion

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Robot Hand-Eye Calibration using Structure-from-Motion Nicolas Andre Radu Horaud Bernard Espiau procedure for hand- eye calibration. Indeed, no more calibration jig is needed and small calibration motions. This spatial relationship is a rigid transformation, a rotation and a translation, known as the hand-eye

  1. Improving Hand Hygiene in the Johns Hopkins Hospital

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    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    Improving Hand Hygiene in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Adult Emergency Department Compliance with hand hygiene before and after every patient interaction in the hospital is an integral component to indicate that hand hygiene reduces healthcare-associated infections.The CDC and the World Health

  2. The hard hat and the hand-held : communication with hand-held computing in the construction process

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    Kalenja, Adela

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computer hand-held devices have the potential to revolutionize the methods of communication in the construction process. The compelling feature of hand-held computers is their ability to integrate GPS, video cameras, ...

  3. Copositivity cuts for improving SDP bounds on the clique number ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2008-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    ?(1)(G8) = 3.04328 while cutting with K4-free graphs trivially delivers the exact clique number since G8 itself is K4-free. See Subsection 6.1 below for.

  4. Cutting plane algorithms for variational inference in graphical models

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    Sontag, David Alexander

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we give a new class of outer bounds on the marginal polytope, and propose a cutting-plane algorithm for efficiently optimizing over these constraints. When combined with a concave upper bound on the entropy, ...

  5. Photovoltaic Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies Round 1

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    On June 11, 2009, DOE announced the first round of Photovoltaic (PV) Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies awardees. The funded projects target manufacturing and product cost reduction with...

  6. Deep cuts in household greenhouse gas emissions Andrew Blakers

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Deep cuts in household greenhouse gas emissions Andrew Blakers Director, Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems Australian National University Ph 61 2 6125 5905 Andrew.blakers@anu.edu.au Web: http

  7. On the generation of cutting planes which maximize the bound ...

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    2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    expect, by generating dual-steepest-edge cuts rather than maximally ..... by a factor of 2 (with both STD and COORD being more than 50% faster than BOC-1).

  8. Algorithms for Stochastic Integer Programs Using Fenchel Cutting Planes 

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    Venkatachalam, Saravanan

    2014-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation develops theory and methodology based on Fenchel cutting planes for solving stochastic integer programs (SIPs) with binary or general integer variables in the second-stage. The methodology is applied to ...

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - abrasive waterjet cutting Sample Search...

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

    5 digital fabrication machines CNC routing, Laser Cutting Waterjet... Cutting, FDM, 3D printing - Materials and methods to compute designs through scripting, parametric... ....

  10. Trends in demand for retail and wholesale cuts of meat

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    Holloway, David Wayne

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TRENDS IN DEMAND FOR RETAIL AND WHOLESALE CUTS OF MEAT A Thesis by DAVID WAYNE HOLLOWAY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1990 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics TRENDS IN DEMAND FOR RETAIL AND WHOLESALE CUTS OF MEAT A Thesis by DAVID WAYNE HOLLOWAY Approved as to style and content by: Donald E. Farris (Chair of Committee) Carl E. Shafer (Member) Rudo J...

  11. Computational model for high-energy laser-cutting process

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    Kim, M.J.; Majumdar, P. [Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A computational model for the simulation of a laser-cutting process has been developed using a finite element method. A transient heat transfer model is considered that deals with the material-cutting process using a Gaussian continuous wave laser beam. Numerical experimentation is carried out for mesh refinements and the rate of convergence in terms of groove shape and temperature. Results are also presented for the prediction of groove depth with different moving speeds.

  12. One trip window cutting tool method and apparatus

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    Jugens, R.; Krehl, D.

    1992-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes a device for drilling a deflection hole or window from a drill hole in underground rock or geologic formations, it comprises: a deflection wedge unit mountable via a packer in the drill hole, and a pilot cutting tool mounted to the lower end of a drill string, the deflection wedge unit eventually guiding the tool and the drill string including one or more later cutting tools.

  13. High pressure water jet cutting of sugar cane

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    Valco, Thomas Donald

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HIGH PRESSURE WATER JET CUTTING OF SUGAR CANE A Thesis by THOMAS DONALD VALCO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1977 Major Subject...: Agricultural Engineering HIGH PRESSURE WATER JET CUTTING OF SUGAR CANE A Thesis by THOMAS DONALD VALCO Approved as to style and content by: Dr. Charlie G. Coble (Chairman of Committee) Dr. Edward A. Haler (Head of Department) Mr. William H. Aldred...

  14. Cutting Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Energy Use: Tools and Incentives that Work

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Cutting Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Energy Use: Tools and Incentives that Work Presentation

  15. On Motion and Force Control of Grasping Hands with Postural Synergies

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Siena, Università di

    to imitate the human hand in terms of dexterity and adaption capabilities. Some remarkable example of robotic and in particular motor control of human hands, which share with robotic hands the large number of degrees, the DLR hand, the Robonaut hand and the human hand model. In [5] authors proposed a robotic hand design

  16. Finite element analyses of tool stresses in metal cutting processes

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    Kistler, B.L. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this report, we analytically predict and examine stresses in tool tips used in high speed orthogonal machining operations. Specifically, one analysis was compared to an existing experimental measurement of stresses in a sapphire tool tip cutting 1020 steel at slow speeds. In addition, two analyses were done of a carbide tool tip in a machining process at higher cutting speeds, in order to compare to experimental results produced as part of this study. The metal being cut was simulated using a Sandia developed damage plasticity material model, which allowed the cutting to occur analytically without prespecifying the line of cutting/failure. The latter analyses incorporated temperature effects on the tool tip. Calculated tool forces and peak stresses matched experimental data to within 20%. Stress contours generally agreed between analysis and experiment. This work could be extended to investigate/predict failures in the tool tip, which would be of great interest to machining shops in understanding how to optimize cost/retooling time.

  17. Diamond tool wear vs cutting distance on electroless nickel mirrors

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    Syn, C.K.; Taylor, J.S.; Donaldson, R.R.

    1986-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Wear data are presented for diamond tools cutting electroless nickel (eNi) for cut lengths up to 70,000 ft (13 miles). Two tools having different infrared absorption characteristics were used to cut an eNi preparation that had yielded minimum values for surface roughness and tool wear rate in a previous study. The data include Talystep measurement of the rms amplitude of the feed-marks versus cumulative cutting distance, representative examples of shape changes for the feed-mark profiles, SEM and optical micrographs of the tool rake and flank face wear zones, and measurements of the cutting edge profile and edge recession distance by a tool-nose replication technique. Feed-mark roughness values were found to increase from 5 to 90 A rms over the duration of the test, with an associated edge recession of about 1000 A and the development of a periodic tool edge grooving indicative of burnishing of the part surface. The ir absorption data successfully predicted the order of the two tools in terms of wear rate and fracture toughness.

  18. Effects of non-preferred hand on control movement stereotypes

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    Lenz, Richard Lee

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    90 were right handed. Of the 120 subjects, only 3 were female. Ex eri mental Desi n To investigate the effects of the non-preferred hand on stereo- types, the on and off positioning regulations from the U. S. MIL- HDBK-759, (March 12, 1975... in the recommendations section. The second hypothesis was that the use of the non-preferred hand would cause unacceptable reversal errors due to a weakening of the stereotypes. The conclusion here is that the use of the non-preferred hand does reduce somewhat...

  19. arms hands legs: Topics by E-print Network

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

    to road accident, disease and soldiers lost their arm in war. This paper describes the design which controls the hand motion and wrist motion of Myoelectric controlled prosthetic...

  20. acquire hand position: Topics by E-print Network

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

    One utmost important problem in robot manipulation is to control the relative motion 9 Design and manufacture of an electro-mechanical hand position tracker MIT - DSpace Summary:...

  1. Cutting assembly including expanding wall segments of auger

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    Treuhaft, Martin B. (San Antonio, TX); Oser, Michael S. (San Antonio, TX)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A mining auger comprises a cutting head carried at one end of a tubular shaft and a plurality of wall segments which in a first position thereof are disposed side by side around said shaft and in a second position thereof are disposed oblique to said shaft. A vane projects outwardly from each wall segment. When the wall segments are in their first position, the vanes together form a substantially continuous helical wall. A cutter is mounted on the peripheral edge of each of the vanes. When the wall segments are in their second position, the cutters on the vanes are disposed radially outward from the perimeter of the cutting head.

  2. Farm to School Hands on Chef Training and

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    Florida, University of

    Farm to School Hands on Chef Training and Smarter Lunchrooms Finding it a challenge to meet the new? We have just the thing for you! 4-6 hours* of hands-on training for District Food Service Managers and staff · Training provided by Chef David Bearl, Certified Culinary Educator and Certified Chef de Cuisine

  3. Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive Visual Feedback Control of Hand Movements

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    Knill, David C.

    -based control. Results were well fit by a control model that optimally integrates noisy, delayed sensory solely on feed- back about hand position. A visual feedback controller might steer to maintainBehavioral/Systems/Cognitive Visual Feedback Control of Hand Movements Jeffrey A. Saunders

  4. Article 003S02 Eye-hand coordination 1

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    Henriques, Denise Y. P.

    Article 003S02 Eye-hand coordination 1 Correspondence and reprint requests to: J. Douglas Crawford by a Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship. Abstract Eye-hand coordination is complicated by the fact that the eyes are constantly in motion relative to the head.This poses problems in interpreting the spatial

  5. Simplex Partitioning via Exponential Clocks and the Multiway Cut Problem

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    Singh, Jaswinder Pal

    Simplex Partitioning via Exponential Clocks and the Multiway Cut Problem [Extended Abstract] Niv known geometric relaxation in which the graph is em- bedded into a high dimensional simplex. Rounding a solu- tion to the geometric relaxation is equivalent to partitioning the simplex. We present a novel

  6. TWIN BUILDING LATTICES DO NOT HAVE ASYMPTOTIC CUT-POINTS

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    Caprace, Pierre-Emmanuel

    TWIN BUILDING LATTICES DO NOT HAVE ASYMPTOTIC CUT-POINTS PIERRE-EMMANUEL CAPRACE*, FRANÃ?OIS DAHMANI**, AND VINCENT GUIRARDEL** Abstract. We show that twin building lattices have linear divergence, which implies of asymptotic cones of twin building lattices. Theorem 1. The asymptotic cones of a twin building lattice do

  7. A Branch-and-Cut Decomposition Algorithm for Solving Chance ...

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    2013-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    a probabilistic constraint) states that the chosen decision vector should, with .... what we present here, but the mechanism for generating cuts is significantly .... if we don't assume f is convex, or that X is a convex set, then again (7) is not efficiently ... We now describe our procedure for generating valid inequalities of the form.

  8. Weighted Graph Cuts without Eigenvectors: A Multilevel Approach

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    to handle data that is not linearly separable; spectral clustering and kernel k-means are two of the main different methods--in particular, a general weighted kernel k-means objective is mathematically equivalent multilevel algorithm removes this restriction by using kernel k-means to optimize weighted graph cuts

  9. Rebates Cut the Price of Big-Time Efficiency Upgrades

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    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.

  10. Subset Warping: Rubber Sheeting with Cuts Pierre Landau

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    Schwartz, Eric L.

    Subset Warping: Rubber Sheeting with Cuts Pierre Landau and Eric Schwartz ¡ February 14, 1994 Cummington Street Boston, Mass. 02215 (617) 353-6179 fax (617) 353-6178 Running Head: "Subset Warping: Rubber warping, often referred to as "rubber sheeting" represents the deformation of a domain image space

  11. Method and apparatus for jet-assisted drilling or cutting

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    Summers, David Archibold; Woelk, Klaus Hubert; Oglesby, Kenneth Doyle; Galecki, Grzegorz

    2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    An abrasive cutting or drilling system, apparatus and method, which includes an upstream supercritical fluid and/or liquid carrier fluid, abrasive particles, a nozzle and a gaseous or low-density supercritical fluid exhaust abrasive stream. The nozzle includes a throat section and, optionally, a converging inlet section, a divergent discharge section, and a feed section.

  12. Method and apparatus for jet-assisted drilling or cutting

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    Summers, David Archibold; Woelk, Klaus Hubert; Oglesby, Kenneth Doyle; Galecki, Grzegorz

    2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    An abrasive cutting or drilling system, apparatus and method, which includes an upstream supercritical fluid and/or liquid carrier fluid, abrasive particles, a nozzle and a gaseous or low-density supercritical fluid exhaust abrasive stream. The nozzle includes a throat section and, optionally, a converging inlet section, a divergent discharge section, and a feed section.

  13. Type-Inference Based Short Cut Deforestation (nearly) without Inlining

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    Kent, University of

    Type-Inference Based Short Cut Deforestation (nearly) without Inlining -- Work in Progress -- Olaf@informatik.rwth-aachen.de Abstract Deforestation optimises a functional program by transforming it into another one that does not create certain intermediate data structures. In [Chi99] we presented a type-inference based deforestation

  14. Type-Inference Based Short Cut Deforestation (nearly) without Inlining

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    Kent, University of

    Type-Inference Based Short Cut Deforestation (nearly) without Inlining Olaf Chitil Lehrstuhl f¨ur Informatik II, RWTH Aachen, Germany chitil@informatik.rwth-aachen.de Abstract. Deforestation optimises structures. Our type-inference based deforestation algorithm performs extensive inlining, but only limited

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Adaptation of two lucerne populations to different cutting regimes (*) Fabio VERONESI, Anna MARIANI Piante foraggere del Consiglio nazionale delle Ricerche, Perugia, Italia SUMMARY Lucerne, Medicago sativa of proteic concentrates. For this purpose the behaviour of two lucerne populations was studied under

  16. A Surface Reconstruction Method Using Global Graph Cut Optimization

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    Paris, Sylvain

    SAR (China) 1 sparis@csail.mit.edu -- Sylvain Paris has worked on this project during his PhD at ARTIS calibrated images mainly has been approached using local methods, either as a continuous optimization problem of a pixel. Index Terms Graph flow, graph cut, 3D reconstruction from calibrated cameras, discontinuities

  17. A Surface Reconstruction Method Using Global Graph Cut Optimization

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    Paris, Sylvain

    SAR (China) 1sparis@csail.mit.edu ­ Sylvain Paris has worked on this project during his PhD at ARTIS calibrated images mainly has been approached using local methods, either as a continuous optimization problem of a pixel. Index Terms Graph flow, graph cut, 3D reconstruction from calibrated cameras, discontinuities

  18. A Surface Reconstruction Method Using Global Graph Cut Optimization

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SAR (China) 1sparis@csail.mit.edu ­ Sylvain Paris has worked on this project during his PhD at ARTIS reconstruction from multiple calibrated images mainly has been approached using local methods, either to 1/10th of a pixel. Index Terms Graph flow, graph cut, 3D reconstruction from calibrated cameras

  19. Electrosurgical device for both mechanical cutting and coagulation of bleeding

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    Doss, J.D.; McCabe, C.W.

    1985-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Bipolar electrical coagulation of tissue using radiofrequency energy is combined with the functions of conventional surgical pressure tissue cutting instruments without significant modification thereof in a single instrument with the result that a surgeon can perform both procedures without having to redirect his attention from the area of the surgery. 4 figs.

  20. Brush Busters: How to Avoid Lumps When Treating Cut Stumps

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    McGinty, Allan; Ueckert, Darrell

    2005-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    the spray mix, fill the tank to the final vol- ume. L-5421 10/05 How to Avoid Lumps When Treating Cut Stumps Two safe, effective, three-step ways to control many woody plants Individual Plant Treatment Series Allan McGinty, Professor and Extenson Range...

  1. Inter-fingercoordinated DC motor driven grasping robotic hand

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    Wikman, Sarah Jane

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many robotic hands have individually driven joints, which is both energy inefficient and complicated to control. An alternative method includes employing only one motor to control multiple joints. Investigating humanoid ...

  2. Theory and application of left-handed metamaterials

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    Pacheco, Joe, 1978-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Materials with simultaneously negative permittivity and permeability over a certain frequency band were first studied by Veselago in 1968, who termed such media left-handed (LH) due to the LH triad formed by the electric ...

  3. PPPL lends General Electric a hand in developing an advanced...

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    lends General Electric a hand in developing an advanced power switch By John Greenwald August 28, 2014 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook Laboratory test of a...

  4. Analysis of trembling hand perfect equilibria in quantum games

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    Ireneusz Pakula

    2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyse Selten's concept of trembling hand perfect equilibria in the context of quantum game theory. We define trembles as mixed quantum strategies by replacing discrete probabilities with probability distribution functions. Explicit examples of analysis are given.

  5. Finding All Valid Hand Configurations for a Given Precision Grasp

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    Ros, Lluís

    - Normal on contact point Formulation Robot hand MA-I mounted on a robot arm Test cases Find all Iteration of 2 basic steps The configuration of the robot arm has a closed-form solution Dimension

  6. Message from Hugh Montgomery: All Hands Meetings on February...

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    Hugh Montgomery will conduct two all-hands meetings on Thursday, February 5, in the CEBAF Center auditorium for an update on safety, CEBAF commissioning activities and 12 GeV...

  7. Design of a stair-climbing hand truck

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    Jacovich, Marissa L

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Every year, both at home and in the workplace, thousands of adults injure themselves while attempting to move heavy objects. Devices such as hand trucks are used to relieve the stress of lifting while on flat ground; ...

  8. You Don't Need to Raise the Roof: Cutting Solar Permitting Costs...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    You Don't Need to Raise the Roof: Cutting Solar Permitting Costs for Wooden Rooftops You Don't Need to Raise the Roof: Cutting Solar Permitting Costs for Wooden Rooftops June 17,...

  9. SPICE: Scalable P2P implicit group messaging Daniel Cutting a,*, Aaron Quigley b

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    Landfeldt, Bjorn

    SPICE: Scalable P2P implicit group messaging Daniel Cutting a,*, Aaron Quigley b , Bjo¨rn Landfeldt problem of such systems. This paper broadens our earlier work [D. Cutting, B. Landfeldt, A. Quigley

  10. Chatter prediction from orthogonal cutting force data and stability analysis of peripheral end milling

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    Arumugam, Arunkumar

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cutting, repeatedly folds onto itself, indicating the presence of multiple frequencies in the signal during chatter. In the second part of the thesis, a regenerative cutting force model is used to study the effects of chatter on tool motion. Floquet...

  11. PREDICTION OF CUTTINGS BED HEIGHT WITH COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS IN DRILLING HORIZONTAL AND HIGHLY DEVIATED WELLS

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    Ullmer, Brygg

    PREDICTION OF CUTTINGS BED HEIGHT WITH COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS IN DRILLING HORIZONTAL parameters such as wellbore geometry, pump rate, drilling fluid rheology and density, and maximum drilling Computational Fluid Dynamics methods. Movement, concentration and accumulation of drilled cuttings in non

  12. Designing a low cost XY stage for abrasive water jet cutting

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    Abu Ibrahim, Fadi, 1980-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis guides the reader through the design of an inexpensive XY stage for abrasive water jet cutting machine starting with a set of functional requirements and ending with a product. Abrasive water jet cutting allows ...

  13. Fatigue Testing of Abrasive Water Jet Cut Titanium

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    Hovanski, Yuri; Dahl, Michael E.; Williford, Ralph E.

    2009-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Battelle Memorial Institute as part of its U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) Contract No. DE-AC05-76RL01830 to operate the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) provides technology assistance to qualifying small businesses in association with a Technology Assistance Program (TAP). Qualifying companies are eligible to receive a set quantity of labor associated with specific technical assistance. Having applied for a TAP agreement to assist with fatigue characterization of Abrasive Water Jet (AWJ) cut titanium specimens, the OMAX Corporation was awarded TAP agreement 09-02. This program was specified to cover dynamic testing and analysis of fatigue specimens cut from titanium alloy Ti-6%Al-4%V via AWJ technologies. In association with the TAP agreement, a best effort agreement was made to characterize fatigue specimens based on test conditions supplied by OMAX.

  14. Preliminary cutting and drilling studies using new generation lasers

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    Kautz, D.D.; Sze, J.S.; Dragon, E.P.; Hargrove, R.S.

    1992-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    High power and radiance dye lasers developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory show promise for material processing tanks. Evaluation using welding heat flow models suggest significant increases in precision and speed are expected. We developed tooling and instrumentation to diagnose important parameters including spot geometry and optical train quality. We started processing studies to determine the viability of these lasers of cutting and drilling. We used titanium alloys first in the studies due to the availability of comparable parametric studies in the technical literature. Results show that cuts and holes with extremely fine features can be made with dye lasers. The high radiance beam produces low distortion and small heat-affected zones. We have accomplished very high aspect ratios and micron scale kerfs and holes. Through continued system improvement and process optimization, we believe that submicron levels will be achieved.

  15. Laser cutting apparatus for nuclear core fuel subassembly

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    Walch, Allan P. (Manchester, CT); Caruolo, Antonio B. (Vernon, CT)

    1982-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The object of the invention is to provide a system and apparatus which employs laser cutting to disassemble a nuclear core fuel subassembly. The apparatus includes a gantry frame (C) which straddles the core fuel subassembly (14), an x-carriage (22) travelling longitudinally above the frame which carries a focus head assembly (D) having a vertically moving carriage (46) and a laterally moving carriage (52), a system of laser beam transferring and focusing mirrors carried by the x-carriage and focusing head assembly, and a shroud follower (F) and longitudinal follower (G) for following the shape of shroud (14) to maintain a beam focal point (44) fixed upon the shroud surface for accurate cutting.

  16. The Cutting Edge of Fun: Making Work Play at the New American School

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    Sims, Christopher Otter

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cutting edge,” fun, “digital” school – an image that registered with his parents – and the more structural factors

  17. Higher dimensions Max flow min cut in higher dimensions

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    Duval, Art

    -negative number, and direction) to each edge such that: net flow at each vertex, except S and T, is zero; and |xe, and direction) to each edge such that: net flow at each vertex is zero; and |xe| e. Value of flow is x0. Duval: net flow at each vertex is zero; and |xe| e. Value of flow is x0. Definition Cut is minimal set

  18. Energy conversion/power plant cost-cutting

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    Nichols, K.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation by Kenneth Nichols, Barber-Nichols, Inc., is about cost-cutting in the energy conversion phase and power plant phase of geothermal energy production. Mr. Nichols discusses several ways in which improvements could be made, including: use of more efficient compressors and other equipment as they become available, anticipating reservoir resource decline and planning for it, running smaller binary systems independent of human operators, and designing plants so that they are relatively maintenance-free.

  19. Trends in demand for retail and wholesale cuts of meat 

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    Holloway, David Wayne

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    data from 1965 to 1985 were used. The aggregate system used beef, pork, and chicken, and then disaggregated beef into hamburger and table cuts, and chicken into parts/processed products for the second system. Additional variables in the estimation... shift in demand for beef and pork during the period, and broilers were found to be a strong substitute for beef in the second period. Implications are that there was a structural change in the meat sector during the period, and the decline...

  20. Asymmetric-cut variable-incident-angle monochromator

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    Smither, R. K.; Fernandez, P. B.; Mills, D. M. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Graber, T. J. [Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)

    2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel asymmetric-cut variable-incident-angle monochromator was constructed and tested in 1997 at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory. The monochromator was originally designed as a high heat load monochromator capable of handling 5-10 kW beams from a wiggler source. This was accomplished by spreading the x-ray beam out on the surface an asymmetric-cut crystal and by using liquid metal cooling of the first crystal. The monochromator turned out to be a highly versatile monochromator that could perform many different types of experiments. The monochromator consisted of two 18 deg. asymmetrically cut Si crystals that could be rotated about 3 independent axes. The first stage ({Phi}) rotates the crystal around an axis perpendicular to the diffraction plane. This rotation changes the angle of the incident beam with the surface of the crystal without changing the Bragg angle. The second rotation ({Psi}) is perpendicular to the first and is used to control the shape of the beam footprint on the crystal. The third rotation ({Theta}) controls the Bragg angle. Besides the high heat load application, the use of asymmetrically cut crystals allows one to increase or decrease the acceptance angle for crystal diffraction of a monochromatic x-ray beam and allows one to increase or decrease the wavelength bandwidth of the diffraction of a continuum source like a bending-magnet beam or a normal x-ray-tube source. When the monochromator is used in the doubly expanding mode, it is possible to expand the vertical size of the double-diffracted beam by a factor of 10-15. When this was combined with a bending magnet source, it was possible to generate an 8 keV area beam, 16 mm wide by 26 mm high with a uniform intensity and parallel to 1.2 arc sec that could be applied in imaging experiments.

  1. Building Partnerships to Cut Petroleum Use in Transportation (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to cut petroleum use in transportation. Clean Cities accomplishes this work through the activities of nearly 100 local coalitions. These coalitions provide resources and technical assistance in the deployment of alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and new transportation technologies as they emerge.

  2. Evaluation of an air drilling cuttings containment system

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    Westmoreland, J.

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Drilling at hazardous waste sites for environmental remediation or monitoring requires containment of all drilling fluids and cuttings to protect personnel and the environment. At many sites, air drilling techniques have advantages over other drilling methods, requiring effective filtering and containment of the return air/cuttings stream. A study of. current containment methods indicated improvements could be made in the filtering of radionuclides and volatile organic compounds, and in equipment like alarms, instrumentation or pressure safety features. Sandia National Laboratories, Dept. 61 11 Environmental Drilling Projects Group, initiated this work to address these concerns. A look at the industry showed that asbestos abatement equipment could be adapted for containment and filtration of air drilling returns. An industry manufacturer was selected to build a prototype machine. The machine was leased and put through a six-month testing and evaluation period at Sandia National Laboratories. Various materials were vacuumed and filtered with the machine during this time. In addition, it was used in an actual air drive drilling operation. Results of these tests indicate that the vacuum/filter unit will meet or exceed our drilling requirements. This vacuum/filter unit could be employed at a hazardous waste site or any site where drilling operations require cuttings and air containment.

  3. SF 2001-WLD (11-2012) Supersedes (4-2010) Issue CONTRACTOR WELDING, CUTTING, BRAZING

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    SF 2001-WLD (11-2012) Supersedes (4-2010) Issue CONTRACTOR WELDING, CUTTING, BRAZING PART 1: CONTRACTOR'S EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT Identify what welding, cutting and/or brazing you are doing: (Check box or fill-in type below) Welding Thermal Cutting Brazing (No cadmium filler BAg-1 or BAg- 2; Silver

  4. Solving mixed 0-1 knapsack problems using Fenchel cutting planes

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    Yan, Xiao-Qing

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cutting-plane methods have shown their unique advantage in solving IP problems. In this research, a new algorithm (MIXCUT) is developed to generate the cutting planes for mixed 0-1 knapsack problems. The class of the cutting planes is called Fenchel...

  5. An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Cutting Forces in Dry Milling Machining Process

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    Wadja, Bright Yves wilfried

    2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    are in good agreement with the metal cutting mechanics where effects of the tool run out and vibrations are observed. A parametric study has been conducted and the results show that the magnitude of the cutting forces at a constant depth of cut increases...

  6. Covering Cuts in Bridgeless Cubic Graphs Sylvia BOYD, Satoru IWATA, Kenjiro TAKAZAWA

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    are interested in algorithms for finding 2-factors that cover certain prescribed edge-cuts in bridgeless cubic graphs. We present an algorithm for finding a minimum-weight 2-factor covering all the 3-edge cuts for finding a 2-factor covering all the 3- and 4-edge cuts in bridgeless cubic graphs. Both

  7. One Click Focus with Eye-in-hand/Eye-to-hand Cooperation Claire Dune1,2, Eric Marchand1, Christophe Leroux2

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    One Click Focus with Eye-in-hand/Eye-to-hand Cooperation Claire Dune1,2, Eric Marchand1, Christophe of the regions of interest from all the views. An initialization step is proposed for a hybrid eye-in-hand/eye to be within the eye-to-hand field of view, whereas it may not be within the eye-in-hand one. The object model

  8. Right-handed Neutrinos as Superheavy Dark Matter

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    Yosuke Uehara

    2002-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose that right-handed neutrinos are very long-lived dark matter. The long lifetime is realized by the separation of the wavefunction of right-handed neutrinos and that of other fermions in an extra dimension. Such long-lived and superheavy dark matter can naturally explain observed ultra high energy cosmic rays above the GZK cutoff (5 * 10^{19} eV) and huge amounts of cold dark matter simultaneously. Furthermore, the exponentially suppressed Yukawa couplings of right-handed neutrinos leads to the high predictablilty on the mass parameter of the neutrinoless double beta decay, as all the models which predict very small neutrino mass of one generation.

  9. Innovative approach for restoring coastal wetlands using treated drill cuttings

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    Veil, J. A.; Hocking, E. K.

    1999-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The leading environmental problem facing coastal Louisiana regions is the loss of wetlands. Oil and gas exploration and production activities have contributed to wetland damage through erosion at numerous sites where canals have been cut through the marsh to access drilling sites. An independent oil and gas producer, working with Southeastern Louisiana University and two oil field service companies, developed a process to stabilize drill cuttings so that they could be used as a substrate to grow wetlands vegetation. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded a project under which the process would be validated through laboratory studies and field demonstrations. The laboratory studies demonstrated that treated drill cuttings support the growth of wetlands vegetation. However, neither the Army Corps of Engineers (COE) nor the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would grant regulatory approval for afield trial of the process. Argonne National Laboratory was asked to join the project team to try to find alternative mechanisms for gaining regulatory approval. Argonne worked with EPA's Office of Reinvention and learned that EPA's Project XL would be the only regulatory program under which the proposed field trial could be done. One of the main criteria for an acceptable Project XL proposal is to have a formal project sponsor assume the responsibility and liability for the project. Because the proposed project involved access to private land areas, the team felt that an oil and gas company with coastal Louisiana land holdings would need to serve as sponsor. Despite extensive communication with oil and gas companies and industry associations, the project team was unable to find any organization willing to serve as sponsor. In September 1999, the Project XL proposal was withdrawn and the project was canceled.

  10. A Low-cost and Modular, 20-DOF Anthropomorphic Robotic Hand: Design, Actuation and Modeling

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    Todorov, Emanuel

    -driven, anthropomorphic robotic hand. The prototyping process makes the most of 3D printing technology, and takes@cs.washington.edu Fig. 1. The 3D-printed 20-DOF anthropomorphic robotic hand. Many anthropomorphic robotic hands were

  11. Axion Couplings and Effective Cut-Offs in Superstring Compactifications

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    Mary K. Gaillard; T. R. Taylor

    1992-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the linear supermultiplet formalism of supergravity to study axion couplings and chiral anomalies in the context of field-theoretical Lagrangians describing orbifold compactifications beyond the classical approximation. By matching amplitudes computed in the effective low energy theory with the results of string loop calculations we determine the appropriate counterterm in this effective theory that assures modular invariance to all loop order. We use supersymmetry consistency constraints to identify the correct ultra-violet cut-offs for the effective low energy theory. Our results have a simple interpretation in terms of two-loop unification of gauge coupling constants at the string scale.

  12. Growing Cutting-edge X-ray Optics

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    Ray Conley

    2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Ever imagined that an Xbox controller could help open a window into a world spanning just one billionth of a meter? Brookhaven Lab's Ray Conley grows cutting-edge optics called multilayer Laue lenses (MLL) one atomic layer at a time to focus high-energy x-rays to within a single nanometer. To achieve this focusing feat, Ray uses a massive, custom-built atomic deposition device, an array of computers, and a trusty Xbox controller. These lenses will be deployed at the Lab's National Synchrotron Light Source II, due to begin shining super-bright light on pressing scientific puzzles in 2015

  13. An automatic cutting height control system for a sugarcane harvester

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    Hale, Scott Andrew

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ). . . . . 53 22. 23. Effect of the soil-stalk weight factor on the ground average, and the stalk average A comparison of Avg and Avs calculated from laboratory data with both real numbers, and integer numbers. . . . . . . 57 24 . A graph of a portion... factor, W. By calculating the difference between Avg and Avs, as equation (5) shows, the height of the sugarcane stubble remaining after cutting, 0, was to be determined. D = Avg - Avs (5) where: D - the height of the sugarcane stubble remaining...

  14. (A)dS Holography with a Cut-off

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    Debajyoti Sarkar

    2014-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We find out the smearing/ transfer functions that relate a local bulk operator with its boundary values at a cut-off surface located at $z=z_0$ of the AdS Poincar\\'{e} patch. We compare these results with de Sitter counterparts and comment on their connections with corresponding construction for dS/ CFT. As the boundary values can help define the required field theory at $z=z_0$ and encode bulk locality in terms of it, our work can provide key information about holographic RG in the context of AdS/ CFT.

  15. Cut and Shoot, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand JumpConceptual Model, clickInformationNew|CoreCpWingCushing, Maine: EnergySouth Dakota:EnergyCut

  16. Cuttings Analysis At Wister Area (DOE GTP) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand JumpConceptual Model, clickInformationNew|CoreCpWingCushing, Maine:1983) | OpenEnergy|Cuttings

  17. Cuttings Analysis At Coso Geothermal Area (2003) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia:PowerCER.pngRoofs and HeatOpen EnergyRoadmap1977Cuttings Analysis At

  18. Cuttings Analysis At Coso Geothermal Area (2005) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia:PowerCER.pngRoofs and HeatOpen EnergyRoadmap1977Cuttings Analysis

  19. Cuttings Analysis At Coso Geothermal Area (2006) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia:PowerCER.pngRoofs and HeatOpen EnergyRoadmap1977Cuttings AnalysisTo

  20. Cuttings Analysis At Desert Peak Area (Laney, 2005) | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia:PowerCER.pngRoofs and HeatOpen EnergyRoadmap1977Cuttings

  1. Cuttings Analysis At Flint Geothermal Area (DOE GTP) | Open Energy

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia:PowerCER.pngRoofs and HeatOpen EnergyRoadmap1977CuttingsInformation

  2. Cuttings Analysis At Raft River Geothermal Area (1976) | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia:PowerCER.pngRoofs and HeatOpenInformation 2)| OpenCuttings

  3. Hybrid Vehicles: Cut Pollution & Save Money | Department of Energy

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

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

  4. Hand held phase-shifting diffraction Moire interferometer

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Deason, V.A.; Ward, M.B.

    1994-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    An interferometer is described in which a coherent beam of light is generated within a remote case and transmitted to a hand held unit tethered to said remote case, said hand held unit having optical elements for directing a pair of mutually coherent collimated laser beams at a diffraction grating. Data from the secondary or diffracted beams are then transmitted to a separate video and data acquisition system for recording and analysis for load induced deformation or for identification purposes. Means are also provided for shifting the phase of one incident beam relative to the other incident beam and being controlled from within said remote case. 4 figs.

  5. EVALUATION OF HAND LAY-UP AND RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING IN COMPOSITE WIND TURBINE BLADE MANUFACTURING

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    EVALUATION OF HAND LAY-UP AND RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING IN COMPOSITE WIND TURBINE BLADE MANUFACTURING..........................................................................................................1 Hand Lay-up in Turbine Blade Fabrication

  6. Benchmarking U.S. beef retail cut composition

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    Adams, Carrie Lynn

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    B E NCHM AR K I NG? U. S.?B E E F ? RE T AI L ? CUT ? COM P OSIT I ON ? A ? T h e s i s ? by? C AR R I E ? L YNN ? A D AM S? Submi t t ed? to? t h e?O f f i c e?o f ? Graduat e?S t udi es ? o f ? T ex as ? A& M ? U ni vers i t y? i n ? p art i a l... ? f u lf il lm e n t ? o f ? t h e?r equi r e m e n t s ? f o r ? t h e?degr ee ? o f ? M A ST E R ? OF ? SCIE NC E ? A ugu s t ? 2006? M a j o r ? Subj ec t :? ? A ni m a l ? Sc i e n ce B E NCHM AR K I NG? U. S.?B E E F ? RE T AI L ? CUT ? COM P OSIT...

  7. Benchmarking U.S. beef retail cut composition 

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    Adams, Carrie Lynn

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    B E NCHM AR K I NG? U. S.?B E E F ? RE T AI L ? CUT ? COM P OSIT I ON ? A ? T h e s i s ? by? C AR R I E ? L YNN ? A D AM S? Submi t t ed? to? t h e?O f f i c e?o f ? Graduat e?S t udi es ? o f ? T ex as ? A& M ? U ni vers i t y? i n ? p art i a l... ? f u lf il lm e n t ? o f ? t h e?r equi r e m e n t s ? f o r ? t h e?degr ee ? o f ? M A ST E R ? OF ? SCIE NC E ? A ugu s t ? 2006? M a j o r ? Subj ec t :? ? A ni m a l ? Sc i e n ce B E NCHM AR K I NG? U. S.?B E E F ? RE T AI L ? CUT ? COM P OSIT...

  8. Dry Versus Wet Aging of Beef: Retail Cutting Yields and Palatability Evaluations of Steaks Using Alternative Cutting Styles

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    Smith, Amanda 1987-

    2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    , Williams, Tatum, Bertrand, & Pringle, 2000; Leick, Behrends, Schmidt, & Schilling, 2011; Sweeter, Wulf, & Maddock, 2005). Previous research has focused on using ribeye (M. longissimus thoracis) area at the 12th and 13th rib interface as a means... Science, 40(6), 1222-1224. Dunn, J. L., Williams, S. E., Tatum, J. D., Bertrand, J. K., & Pringle, T. D. (2000). Identification of optimal ranges in ribeye area for portion cutting of beef steaks. Journal of Animal Science, 78(4), 966-975. Garcia, L...

  9. Data Mining: Statistics and More? David J. HAND

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    Weiss, Gary

    hope vainly struggling against the cold realities of chance. To other researchers, however, the term that the commercial, industrial, and David J. Hand is Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, The Open many millions or even billions of records. Moreover, special storage and manipulation techniques

  10. Hands-on experience Five pillars to a Wayne State

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors. The team successfully earned its spot in the secondHands-on experience Five pillars to a Wayne State College of Engineering education: t Experiential in national engineering competitions, building everything from Formula-style racecars to robots to concrete

  11. Registration of PET and MR hand volumes using Bayesian Networks

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    Magee, Derek

    Registration of PET and MR hand volumes using Bayesian Networks Derek Magee1 , Steven Tanner1 is presented. PET and MR scans are aligned by optimising the configuration of a tube based model using a set to study the use of high-resolution HIDAC PET imagery in investigating bone growth and erosion in arthritis

  12. Camera Parameters Estimation from Hand-labelled Sun Sositions

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    Treuille, Adrien

    Camera Parameters Estimation from Hand-labelled Sun Sositions in Image Sequences Jean the sun is visible in an image sequence. The technique requires a user to label the position of the sun Results on Real Data 7 6 Summary 8 #12;#12;1 1 Introduction In this document, we show that if the sun

  13. The "FISH" Quad Hand Sensor Physics and Media Group

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    The "FISH" Quad Hand Sensor Physics and Media Group MIT Media Laboratory 20 Ames Street E15 OF CONTENTS ----------------- 1. ASCII SERIAL FISH PROTOCAL 2. HOW TO MAKE FISH ANTENNA 3. CALIBRATION SOFTWARE INSTALLATION 4. HOW TO CALIBRATE A FISH 5. COMPONENT PLACEMENT 6. SCHEMATICS 7. PARTS LIST HOW

  14. Capturing Human Hand Kinematics for Object Grasping and Manipulation

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    Ghosh, Shramana

    2013-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this thesis is to create a low-cost sensor equipped glove using commercially available components that can be used to obtain position, velocity and acceleration data for individual fingers of a hand within an optical motion capture...

  15. Hand out at Final Review Session Dec 9, 2010

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    Ford, Andrew

    slide #20 from Dr. Keller's talk on Dec 7th about carbon sequestration. He explained that the CO2 would1 Andy Ford Hand out at Final Review Session ESRP 285, Dec 9, 2010 Carbon Prices Geological Storage of Carbon: Connecting Dr. Keller's Talk with Results from Carbon Market Analysis Figure 1 is the image from

  16. Arkansas Students Get Their Hands Dirty in Solar Panel Project

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Wallie Shaw remembers where he got the idea to do a hands-on solar panel project for his Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) students, a school-to-work transition program focused on helping at-risk youth graduate from high school.

  17. Morphological Algorithms for Processing Tickets by Hand Held Assay

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    Plaza, Antonio J.

    Morphological Algorithms for Processing Tickets by Hand Held Assay Mingkai Hsueh' Antonio Plaza"2. Odom5 Ryen Hydutsky5 Harlan Knapp5 Ray Yin 'Remote Sensing Signal and Image Processing Laboratory are developing new algorithms for automatic processing of tickets. In previous work, detection of control dots

  18. (DOI: will be inserted by hand later) Astrophysics

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 (DOI: will be inserted by hand later) c ESO 2011 Astronomy & Astrophysics First stars XIV. Sulfur of the Galaxy. In particular the site of the formation remains uncertain because, at low metallicity, the trend of this -element versus [Fe/H] remains unclear. Moreover, although sulfur is not bound significantly in dust grains

  19. Astronomy & Astrophysics manuscript no. (will be inserted by hand later)

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    Brun, Allan Sacha

    Astronomy & Astrophysics manuscript no. (will be inserted by hand later) Seismic tests for solar, Homi Bhabha road, Mumbai 400005, India (antia@tifr.res.in) 4 Department of Physics, University computed accurate 1-D solar models including both a macro- scopic mixing process in the solar tachocline

  20. Perception of Body and Hand Animations for Realistic Virtual Characters

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    Perception of Body and Hand Animations for Realistic Virtual Characters Sophie J¨org Dissertation human is still a big challenge. The motions of a virtual character in a movie or in a game have a large. However, despite great improvements in recent years, creating a persua- sive and highly realistic virtual

  1. Hand-held pulse-train-analysis instrument

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    Nixon, K.V.; Garcia, C.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A portable hand-held pulse-train-analysis instrument uses a number-oriented microprocessor sequenced by a single component microprocessor. The incorporation of new CMOS integrated circuits makes possible complex analysis in a small, easily operated, battery-powered unit. The instrument solves an immediate problem with threshold setting of plastic scintillators and promises numerous other applications.

  2. Automatic Parallelization of Hand Written Automotive Engine Control

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    Kasahara, Hironori

    Automatic Parallelization of Hand Written Automotive Engine Control Codes Using OSCAR Compiler Dan approach to realize the next- generation automobiles integrated control system. However, automotive-core processors for a long time. This paper proposes to parallelize an automotive engine crankshaft control

  3. Epilepsy Forewarning Using A Hand-Held Device

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    Hively, LM

    2005-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last decade, ORNL has developed and patented a novel approach for forewarning of a large variety of machine and biomedical events. The present implementation uses desktop computers to analyze archival data. This report describes the next logical step in this effort, namely use of a hand-held device for the analysis.

  4. PERMIT FOR WELDING AND CUTTING OPERATIONS INSTRUCTIONS: This permit must be completed for all operations involving open

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    Papautsky, Ian

    PERMIT FOR WELDING AND CUTTING OPERATIONS INSTRUCTIONS: This permit must be completed for all/Area: Description of Work to be Performed: (check where appropriate) Welding Cutting Soldering Burning Type OF ACCIDENTAL FIRES DUE TO WELDING OR CUTTING OPERATIONS 1: Do not perform cutting or welding work where an open

  5. Degradation of dome cutting minerals in Hanford waste

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    Reynolds, Jacob G.; Huber, Heinz J.; Cooke, Gary A.

    2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    At the Hanford Tank Farms, recent changes in retrieval technology require cutting new risers in several single-shell tanks. The Hanford Tank Farm Operator is using water jet technology with abrasive silicate minerals such as garnet or olivine to cut through the concrete and rebar dome. The abrasiveness of these minerals, which become part of the high-level waste stream, may enhance the erosion of waste processing equipment. However, garnet and olivine are not thermodynamically stable in Hanford waste, slowly degrading over time. How likely these materials are to dissolve completely in the waste before the waste is processed in the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant can be evaluated using theoretical analysis for olivine and collected direct experimental evidence for garnet. Based on an extensive literature study, a large number of primary silicates decompose into sodalite and cancrinite when exposed to Hanford waste. Given sufficient time, the sodalite also degrades into cancrinite. Even though cancrinite has not been directly added to any Hanford tanks during process times, it is the most common silicate observed in current Hanford waste. By analogy, olivine and garnet are expected to ultimately also decompose into cancrinite. Garnet used in a concrete cutting demonstration was immersed in a simulated supernate representing the estimated composition of the liquid retrieving waste from Hanford tank 241-C-107 at both ambient and elevated temperatures. This simulant was amended with extra NaOH to determine if adding caustic would help enhance the degradation rate of garnet. The results showed that the garnet degradation rate was highest at the highest NaOH concentration and temperature. At the end of 12 weeks, however, the garnet grains were mostly intact, even when immersed in 2 molar NaOH at 80 deg C. Cancrinite was identified as the degradation product on the surface of the garnet grains. In the case of olivine, the rate of degradation in the high-pH regimes of a waste tank is expected to depend on two main parameters: carbonate is expected to slow olivine degradation rates, whereas hydroxide is expected to enhance olivine dissolution rates. Which of these two competing dissolution drivers will have a larger impact on the dissolution rate in the specific environment of a waste tank is currently not identifiable. In general, cancrinite is much smaller and less hard than either olivine or garnet, so would be expected to be less erosive to processing equipment. Complete degradation of either garnet or olivine prior to being processed at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant cannot be confirmed, however.

  6. Degradation of Dome Cutting Minerals in Hanford Waste - 13100

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Reynolds, Jacob G.; Cooke, Gary A.; Huber, Heinz J. [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 850, Richland, WA 99352 (United States)] [Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 850, Richland, WA 99352 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At the Hanford Tank Farms, recent changes in retrieval technology require cutting new risers in several single-shell tanks. The Hanford Tank Farm Operator is using water jet technology with abrasive silicate minerals such as garnet or olivine to cut through the concrete and rebar dome. The abrasiveness of these minerals, which become part of the high-level waste stream, may enhance the erosion of waste processing equipment. However, garnet and olivine are not thermodynamically stable in Hanford waste, slowly degrading over time. How likely these materials are to dissolve completely in the waste before the waste is processed in the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant can be evaluated using theoretical analysis for olivine and collected direct experimental evidence for garnet. Based on an extensive literature study, a large number of primary silicates decompose into sodalite and cancrinite when exposed to Hanford waste. Given sufficient time, the sodalite also degrades into cancrinite. Even though cancrinite has not been directly added to any Hanford tanks during process times, it is the most common silicate observed in current Hanford waste. By analogy, olivine and garnet are expected to ultimately also decompose into cancrinite. Garnet used in a concrete cutting demonstration was immersed in a simulated supernate representing the estimated composition of the liquid retrieving waste from Hanford tank 241-C-107 at both ambient and elevated temperatures. This simulant was amended with extra NaOH to determine if adding caustic would help enhance the degradation rate of garnet. The results showed that the garnet degradation rate was highest at the highest NaOH concentration and temperature. At the end of 12 weeks, however, the garnet grains were mostly intact, even when immersed in 2 molar NaOH at 80 deg. C. Cancrinite was identified as the degradation product on the surface of the garnet grains. In the case of olivine, the rate of degradation in the high-pH regimes of a waste tank is expected to depend on two main parameters: carbonate is expected to slow olivine degradation rates, whereas hydroxide is expected to enhance olivine dissolution rates. Which of these two competing dissolution drivers will have a larger impact on the dissolution rate in the specific environment of a waste tank is currently not identifiable. In general, cancrinite is much smaller and less hard than either olivine or garnet, so would be expected to be less erosive to processing equipment. Complete degradation of either garnet or olivine prior to being processed at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant cannot be confirmed, however. (authors)

  7. TCAT to Receive Ithaca's First 'Cutting-Edge' Fuel Cell Bus ...

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

    Archived News Stories Latest News TCAT to Receive Ithaca's First 'Cutting-Edge' Fuel Cell Bus 2 Cornellians receive Distinguished Scholar Award Versatile polymer film...

  8. PV Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies: Upcoming Funding Opportunity

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Summarizes the Solar Program's upcoming funding opportunity, called PV Supply Chain and Cross-Cutting Technologies, which is expected to be open by the end of October 2008.

  9. Two methods of pruning Benders' cuts and their application to the ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Laurent

    Nov 19, 2012 ... They are used to smooth the load annual seasonality. ..... also mention the Cutting-Plane and Partial-Sampling algorithm of Chen and Powell ...

  10. Can We Observe Galaxies that Recede Faster than Light ? -- A More Clear-Cut Answer

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    T. Kiang

    2003-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A more clear-cut answer to the title question is, ``Yes'' if the universal expansion started with a big bang; ``No'' if it started infinitely slowly.

  11. A probabilistic comparison of split and type 1 triangle cuts for two ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 1, 2010 ... Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 ... by adding in a single round all possible cuts from the family) corresponding to the three ...

  12. APS team works smarter, cuts substation construction costs by 36%

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    Not Available

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An aggressive, cost-cutting, team of T D employees at Arizona Public Service Co (APS) is building a new distribution substation in Phoenix for less than half the original cost that APS planners had calculated for the project's land, labor and materials. Scheduled for service in June of this year, APS analysts had originally projected land, labor and materials costs for the 20-MVA Bell substation at nearly $1.7-million-not including major equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers, and switches. However, after studying the project, an empowered APS crew was able to slash 36% off the original estimate-more than $610,000. What's more, APS spokesmen say that its new approach to substation construction and design has given its engineers and construction crews a laundry list of additional ideas to try out on future substation ventures. 4 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Hand-Eye and Robot-World Calibration by Global Polynomial Optimization

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    Henrion, Didier

    Hand-Eye and Robot-World Calibration by Global Polynomial Optimization Jan Heller1 , Didier Henrion is commonly known as hand-eye calibration. In this paper, we present several formulations of hand-eye for the simultaneous hand-eye and robot-world calibration. Finally, we validate the proposed solutions using both

  14. Disturbances in Body Ownership in Schizophrenia: Evidence from the Rubber Hand Illusion and Case Study

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    Park, Sohee

    Disturbances in Body Ownership in Schizophrenia: Evidence from the Rubber Hand Illusion and Case to psychotic experiences. Body ownership, one component of self- awareness, can be studied with the rubber hand illusion (RHI). Watching a rubber hand being stroked while one's unseen hand is stroked synchronously can

  15. A DeVice-Independent programming and control framework for robotic HANDS

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    Siena, Università di

    elemental action) from a human hand model domain onto the articulated robotic hand co-domain. The developed control framework has been applied on an experimental set up consisting of two robotic hands control system architectures for robotic hands from human data available in the literature and hypotheses

  16. Barriers and Levers to Hand Hygiene Instrument 08/H1306/31 October 2009 Barriers and Levers to Hand Hygiene Draft

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    Glasgow, University of

    Barriers and Levers to Hand Hygiene Instrument ­ 08/H1306/31 ­ October 2009 Barriers and Levers to Hand Hygiene ­ Draft Questionnaire (2) Information and Instructions · Thank you for taking part in this research study. · We are developing this questionnaire because research tells us that hand hygiene

  17. Left-Handed W bosons at the LHC

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bern, Z.; /UCLA; Diana, G.; /Saclay, SPhT; Dixon, L.J.; /CERN /SLAC; Cordero, F.Febres; /Simon Bolivar U.; Forde, D.; /Simon Bolivar U. /NIKHEF, Amsterdam; Gleisberg, T.; Hoeche, S.; /SLAC; Ita, H.; /UCLA; Kosower, D.A.; /Saclay, SPhT; Maitre, D.; /CERN /Durham U.; Ozeren, K.; /UCLA

    2011-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The production of W bosons in association with jets is an important background to new physics at the LHC. Events in which the W carries large transverse momentum and decays leptonically lead to large missing energy and are of particular importance. We show that the left-handed nature of the W coupling, combined with valence quark domination at a pp machine, leads to a large left-handed polarization for both W{sup +} and W{sup -} bosons at large transverse momenta. The polarization fractions are very stable with respect to QCD corrections. The leptonic decay of the W{sup +-} bosons translates the common left-handed polarization into a strong asymmetry in transverse momentum distributions between positrons and electrons, and between neutrinos and anti-neutrinos (missing transverse energy). Such asymmetries may provide an effective experimental handle on separating W +jets from top quark production, which exhibits very little asymmetry due to C invariance, and from various types of new physics.

  18. Hand held data collection and monitoring system for nuclear facilities

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Brayton, Darryl D. (West Richland, WA); Scharold, Paul G. (Kennewick, WA); Thornton, Michael W. (Richland, WA); Marquez, Diana L. (West Richland, WA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  19. Hand held data collection and monitoring system for nuclear facilities

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1999-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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

  20. Classical and quantum chaos in a circular billiard with a straight cut

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    Suhan Ree; L. E. Reichl

    1998-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We study classical and quantum dynamics of a particle in a circular billiard with a straight cut. This system can be integrable, nonintegrable with soft chaos, or nonintegrable with hard chaos, as we vary the size of the cut. We use a quantum web to show differences in the quantum manifestations of classical chaos for these three different regimes.

  1. innovati nNREL Recommends Ways to Cut Building Energy Costs in Half

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    innovati nNREL Recommends Ways to Cut Building Energy Costs in Half Building designers and operators could cut energy use by 50% in large office buildings, hospitals, schools, and a variety of stores of Energy (DOE), under the direc- tion of DOE's Building Technologies Program. The reports describe

  2. Cut-Based Abduction Marcello D'Agostino Marcelo Finger Dov Gabbay

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    Finger, Marcelo

    Cut-Based Abduction Marcello D'Agostino Marcelo Finger Dov Gabbay Abstract In this paper we explore a generalization of traditional abduction which can simultaneously perform two differ- ent tasks: (i) given formula can be seen as a cut formula with respect to Gentzen's sequent calculus, so the abduction method

  3. Towards automated first-order abduction: the cut-based approach

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    Finger, Marcelo

    Towards automated first-order abduction: the cut-based approach MARCELO FINGER, Department-mail: mfinger@ime.usp.br Abstract Traditional abduction imposes as a precondition the restriction, undecidable. To avoid such problem, we present a first-order cut- based abduction method, which has KE

  4. NEAR Shoemaker Spacecraft Model InstructionsNEAR Shoemaker Spacecraft Model Instructions Cut out Dish.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    the Solar Panel center. · Tape or glue one set of 4 (folded out) tabs of ring to bottom of Dish, centering ring on the bottom side of Dish. The other set will go into the Solar Panel center. C: SOLAR PANEL PART · Cut out Solar Panel Part including the 4 rectangles at base of panels. · Cut the 4 white slits

  5. Improving the Modeling of Hydrogen Solubility in Heavy Oil Cuts Using an Augmented

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Improving the Modeling of Hydrogen Solubility in Heavy Oil Cuts Using an Augmented Grayson Streed -- Improving the Modeling of Hydrogen Solubility in Heavy Oil Cuts Using an Augmented Grayson Streed (AGS for calculating hydrogen solubility in petroleum fluids. However, its accuracy becomes very bad when very heavy

  6. Subset Warping: Rubber Sheeting with Cuts Pierre Landau \\Lambda and Eric Schwartz y

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    Schwartz, Eric L.

    Subset Warping: Rubber Sheeting with Cuts Pierre Landau \\Lambda and Eric Schwartz y February 14 Warping: Rubber Sheeting with Cuts'' \\Lambda Brain Research Labs, New York University Medical Center y; Abstract Image warping, often referred to as ``rubber sheeting'' represents the deformation of a domain

  7. Leaf endophyte load influences fungal garden development in leaf-cutting ants

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    Leaf endophyte load influences fungal garden development in leaf-cutting ants Van Bael et al. Van Open Access Leaf endophyte load influences fungal garden development in leaf-cutting ants Sunshine with relatively low fungal endophyte content. This preference suggests that fungal endophytes exact a cost

  8. Europe, Cutting Biofuel Subsidies, Redirects Aid to Stress Greenest Options -New York Times January 22, 2008

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    Europe, Cutting Biofuel Subsidies, Redirects Aid to Stress Greenest Options - New York Times January 22, 2008 Europe, Cutting Biofuel Subsidies, Redirects Aid to Stress Greenest Options By ELISABETH for biofuels, acknowledging that the environmental benefits of these fuels have often been overstated

  9. We are actively engaged in cutting-edge research spanning many diverse

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    robotics and human factors to bioengineering and sustainability, our researchers are on the cutting edgeWe are actively engaged in cutting- edge research spanning many diverse specialties. As part and Design » Biomedical Engineering » Energy and Environmental Engineering » Human Factors

  10. Published: 3 November 2014 Don't Cut Aid to Egypt: The Hopeful Case for

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    1 Published: 3 November 2014 Don't Cut Aid to Egypt: The Hopeful Case for Supporting Egyptian President Sisi Today, the U.S. needs Egypt's partnership more than ever. Op-Ed by Ahmed H. Zewail Some support him. And I believe that cutting foreign aid to Egypt at this point would harm the U.S.-Egypt

  11. On the editing of images: selecting, cutting and filling-in

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    Labrosse, Frédéric

    On the editing of images: selecting, cutting and filling-in Fr´ed´eric Labrosse Computer Science: selecting, cutting and filling-in Fr´ed´eric Labrosse Computer Science Department, University of Wales of this work is post-production special effects in cinema or image manipulation where one often wants to remove

  12. Does the Budget Surplus Justify Large-Scale Tax Cuts?: Updates and Extensions

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Does the Budget Surplus Justify Large-Scale Tax Cuts?: Updates and Extensions Alan J. Auerbach agreed should not be used for tax cuts. All of the remaining "on-budget" surplus was due to implausible of the on-budget surplus was due to accumulations in government trust funds for medicare and pensions, which

  13. C-105 heel pit removed and C-105 dome cut paves way for new retrieval technology

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    Mackey, Thomas C.; Sutey, Michael J.

    2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    For just the second time, crews have cut a hole in the top of an active radioactive waste storage tank at Hanford. Workers began cutting a 55-inch hole in the top of Tank C-105 last Tuesday night on graveyard shift, completing the cut early Wednesday. The hole will allow for installation of the Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS) Vacuum into the tank. The cut was made through 17 inches of concrete and rebar using the newly developed rotary-core cutting system, which uses a laser-guided steel canister with teeth on the bottom to drill a round hole into the tank dome. The project was completed safely and successfully in a high-rad area without contamination or significant dose to workers.

  14. Hand-held portable microarray reader for biodetection

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    Thompson, Deanna Lynn; Coleman, Matthew A; Lane, Stephen M; Matthews, Dennis L; Albala, Joanna; Wachsmann-Hogiu, Sebastian

    2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A hand-held portable microarray reader for biodetection includes a microarray reader engineered to be small enough for portable applications. The invention includes a high-powered light-emitting diode that emits excitation light, an excitation filter positioned to receive the excitation light, a slide, a slide holder assembly for positioning the slide to receive the excitation light from the excitation filter, an emission filter positioned to receive the excitation light from the slide, a lens positioned to receive the excitation light from the emission filter, and a CCD camera positioned to receive the excitation light from the lens.

  15. Repulsive and restoring Casimir forces with left-handed materials

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    Yaping Yang; Ran Zeng; Shutian Liu; Hong Chen; Shiyao Zhu

    2008-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate repulsive Casimir force between slabs containing left-handed materials with controllable electromagnetic properties. The sign of Casimir force is determined by the electric and magnetic properties of the materials, and it is shown that the formation of the repulsive force is related to the wave impedances of two slabs. The sign change of the Casimir force as a function of the distance is studied. Special emphasis is put on the restoring Casimir force which may be found to exist between perfectly conducting material and metamaterial slabs. This restoring force is a natural power for the system oscillation in vacuum and also can be used for system stabilization.

  16. Training manual for precision hand deburring, Part 3

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    Gillespie, L.K.

    1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This publication is Part 3 of a 4 part training manual to be used by machinist trainees, production workers, and others removing burrs from precision miniature parts. The manuals are written to be self-teaching and are intended to be used with two hours of training each day along with six additional hours of bench work in deburring. This part describes mounted stones, scrapers, hand stones, abrasive filled rubber and cotton tools, abrasive paper products, felt bobs and lapping compounds, mandrels and arbors, miscellaneous tools, personal techniques for assuring quality, cleaning parts, and deburring gears and plastic parts.

  17. Lending a Hand | Y-12 National Security Complex

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

  18. Hand County, South Dakota: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetec AG| Open EnergyGuntersvilleHallandaleHamlinHanauOhio:Hancock-WoodHand

  19. 2010 All Hands Meeting | Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del(ANL-IN-03-032) -Less isNFebruary 2004 Tue,March8 POWERSeptemberNovemberAll Hands

  20. Hands-on Energy Adaptation Toolkit (HEAT) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluating AGeothermal/ExplorationGoodsGuangzhou,GuizhouGuyana:HaeHalcyonHanHands-on

  1. Cutting-edge issues of core-collapse supernova theory

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    Kotake, Kei [Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University, 8-19-1 Nanakuma, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka, 814-0180 (Japan); Nakamura, Ko [Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Ohkubo 3-4-1, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 169-8555 (Japan); Kuroda, Takami [Department Physik, Universität Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel (Switzerland); Takiwaki, Tomoya [Division of Theoretical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-8588 (Japan)

    2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on multi-dimensional neutrino-radiation hydrodynamic simulations, we report several cutting-edge issues about the long-veiled explosion mechanism of core-collapse supernovae (CCSNe). In this contribution, we pay particular attention to whether three-dimensional (3D) hydrodynamics and/or general relativity (GR) would or would not help the onset of explosions. By performing 3D simulations with spectral neutrino transport, we show that it is more difficult to obtain an explosion in 3D than in 2D. In addition, our results from the first generation of full general relativistic 3D simulations including approximate neutrino transport indicate that GR can foster the onset of neutrino-driven explosions. Based on our recent parametric studies using a light-bulb scheme, we discuss impacts of nuclear energy deposition behind the supernova shock and stellar rotation on the neutrino-driven mechanism, both of which have yet to be included in the self-consistent 3D supernova models. Finally we give an outlook with a summary of the most urgent tasks to extract the information about the explosion mechanisms from multi-messenger CCSN observables.

  2. Ultratrace detector for hand-held gas chromatography

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    Andresen, Brian D. (Livermore, CA); Miller, Fred S. (Bethal Island, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An ultratrace detector system for hand-held gas chromatography having high sensitivity, for example, to emissions generated during production of weapons, biological compounds, drugs, etc. The detector system is insensitive to water, air, helium, argon, oxygen, and C0.sub.2. The detector system is basically composed of a hand-held capillary gas chromatography (GC), an insulated heated redox-chamber, a detection chamber, and a vapor trap. For example, the detector system may use gas phase redox reactions and spectral absorption of mercury vapor. The gas chromatograph initially separates compounds that percolate through a bed of heated mercuric oxide (HgO) in a silica--or other metal--aerogel material which acts as an insulator. Compounds easily oxidized by HgO liberate atomic mercury that subsequently pass through a detection chamber which includes a detector cell, such as quartz, that is illuminated with a 254 nm ultra-violet (UV) mercury discharge lamp which generates the exact mercury absorption bands that are used to detect the liberated mercury atoms. Atomic mercury strongly absorbs 254 nm energy is therefore a specific signal for reducing compounds eluting from the capillary GC, whereafter the atomic mercury is trapped for example, in a silicon-aerogel trap.

  3. Wear Mechanism of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Carbide Insert in Orthogonal Cutting Ti-6Al-4V ELI at High Cutting Speed

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    Gusri, A. I.; Che Hassan, C. H.; Jaharah, A. G. [Mechanical and Material Engineering Department, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600 (Malaysia)

    2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) carbide insert with ISO designation of CCMT 12 04 04 LF, when turning titanium alloys was investigated. There were four layers of coating materials for this insert i.e.TiN-Al2O3-TiCN-TiN. The insert performance was evaluated based on the insert's edge resistant towards the machining parameters used at high cutting speed range of machining Ti-6Al-4V ELI. Detailed study on the wear mechanism at the cutting edge of CVD carbide tools was carried out at cutting speed of 55-95 m/min, feed rate of 0.15-0.35 mm/rev and depth of cut of 0.10-0.20 mm. Wear mechanisms such as abrasive and adhesive were observed on the flank face. Crater wear due to diffusion was also observed on the rake race. The abrasive wear occurred more at nose radius and the fracture on tool were found at the feed rate of 0.35 mm/rev and the depth of cut of 0.20 mm. The adhesion wear takes place after the removal of the coating or coating delaminating. Therefore, adhesion or welding of titanium alloy onto the flank and rake faces demonstrates a strong bond at the workpiece-tool interface.

  4. Numerical analysis of the effect of the TEM{sub 00} radiation mode polarisation on the cut shape in laser cutting of thick metal sheets

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    Zaitsev, A V; Kovalev, O B; Orishich, Anatolii M; Fomin, V M [Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

    2005-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of polarisation of a Gaussian beam on the radiation absorption during laser cutting of metals is investigated. A generalised formula is proposed for calculating the absorption coefficient, which describes the polarisation of three types (linear, elliptical, and circular), taking into account the fact that the beam may interact with a metal surface of an arbitrary shape. A comparison with the existing analogues (in the cases of linear and circular radiation polarisation) confirmed the advantage of employing the formula for the spatial description of the shape of the surface produced, which is highly important for processing (cutting, welding, drilling) of thick materials. The effect of laser radiation characteristics on the surface shape and cut depth in cutting stainless steel sheets is investigated numerically. It is shown for the first time that the cutting of materials by the TEM{sub 00} beam is most efficient when the beam has elliptical polarisation directed along the direction of beam displacement and characterised by a specific axial ratio. (laser applications and other topics in quantum electronics)

  5. Comparative Evaluation of Cutting Methods of Activated Concrete from Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning - 13548

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    Kim, HakSoo; Chung, SungHwan; Maeng, SungJun [Central Research Institute, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd., 1312-70 Yuseong-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)] [Central Research Institute, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd., 1312-70 Yuseong-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-343 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The amount of radioactive wastes from decommissioning of a nuclear power plant varies greatly depending on factors such as type and size of the plant, operation history, decommissioning options, and waste treatment and volume reduction methods. There are many methods to decrease the amount of decommissioning radioactive wastes including minimization of waste generation, waste reclassification through decontamination and cutting methods to remove the contaminated areas. According to OECD/NEA, it is known that the radioactive waste treatment and disposal cost accounts for about 40 percentage of the total decommissioning cost. In Korea, it is needed to reduce amount of decommissioning radioactive waste due to high disposal cost, about $7,000 (as of 2010) per a 200 liter drum for the low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste (LILW). In this paper, cutting methods to minimize the radioactive waste of activated concrete were investigated and associated decommissioning cost impact was assessed. The cutting methods considered are cylindrical and volume reductive cuttings. The study showed that the volume reductive cutting is more cost-effective than the cylindrical cutting. Therefore, the volume reductive cutting method can be effectively applied to the activated bio-shield concrete. (authors)

  6. Selecting the proper fuel gas for cost-effective oxyfuel cutting

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    Lyttle, K.A.; Stapon, W.F.G. [Praxair, Inc., Danbury, CT (United States); Guimaraes, A.

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The motivating factor behind recent research and development efforts in metal cutting has been the growing need for companies everywhere to embrace emerging technologies if they are to complete in the global economy. To quickly implement these productivity improvements and gain lower bottom line costs for welding and cutting operations, rapid commercialization of these process advancements is needed. Although initially more expensive, additive-enhanced fuel gases may be the most cost-effective choice for certain cutting applications. The cost of additive-enhanced fuel gases can be justified where oxygen pricing is low (such as with bulk oxygen). Propylene exhibited equal cutting speeds to acetylene and improved cutting economy under specific conditions, which involved longer cuts on thicker base materials. With a longer cut distance, the extra time required to reach the kindling temperature (when compared to acetylene) becomes less critical. It is important to note that kindling temperature was reached more rapidly with propylene than it was with propane, but both fuel gases were slower than acetylene. When factors such as these are considered, many applications are found to be more cost effectively performed with the more expensive acetylene or propylene fuel gases. Each individual application must be studied on a singular basis to determine the most cost-effective choice when selecting the fuel gas.

  7. Tracking body and hands for gesture recognition: NATOPS aircraft handling signals database

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    Song, Yale

    We present a unified framework for body and hand tracking, the output of which can be used for understanding simultaneously performed body-and-hand gestures. The framework uses a stereo camera to collect 3D images, and ...

  8. HandWave : design and manufacture of a wearable wireless skin conductance sensor and housing

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    Strauss, Marc D

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis report details the design and manufacture of HandWave, a wearable wireless Bluetooth skin conductance sensor, and dedicated housing. The HandWave collects Electrodermal Activity (EDA) data by measuring skin ...

  9. Abstract Leaf-cutting ants exhibit an aggressive alarm response. Yet in most alarm reactions, not all of the ants

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    that harvest dicotyledonous plants. Leaf-cutting ants form colonies of up to 7 million workers (Jonkman 1980

  10. Process For Cutting Polymers Electrolyte Multi-Layer Batteries And Batteries Obtained Thereby

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    Gauthier, Michel (La Prairie, CA); Lessard, Ginette (Longueuil, CA); Dussault, Gaston (St-Benoit-de-Mirabel, CA); Rouillard, Roger (Beloeil, CA); Simoneau, Martin (Montreal, CA); Miller, Alan Paul (Woodbury, MN)

    2003-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A stacking of battery laminate is prepared, each battery consisting of anode, polymer electrolyte, cathode films and possibly an insulating film, under conditions suitable to constitute a rigid monoblock assembly, in which the films are unitary with one another. The assembly obtained is thereafter cut in predetermined shape by using a mechanical device without macroscopic deformation of the films constituting the assembly and without inducing permanent short circuits. The battery which is obtained after cutting includes at least one end which appears as a uniform cut, the various films constituting the assembly having undergone no macroscopic deformation, the edges of the films of the anode including an electronically insulating passivation film.

  11. PCD-tipped cutting tool systems for best-in-class manufacturing

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    Erdel, B.P. [MAPAL, Inc., Piscataway, NJ (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    To meet the stringent demands on today`s manufacturing, cutting tool systems had to be developed with innovative design features built-in. In nearly all applications involving non-ferrous metals, these cutting tools are diamond tipped. They dramatically outperform any other {open_quotes}conventional{close_quotes} or substitute cutting material. They can be run up to 50% faster than carbide grades and simultaneously even extend tool life up to 10-fold while improved workpiece quality, increased productivity and reduced production costs are just a bonus.

  12. Compilation of cores and cuttings from U. S. Government-sponsored geothermal wells

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    Mathews, M.; Gambill, D.T.; Rowley, J.C.

    1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This compendium lists the repositories holding geothermal core and well cuttings from US government-sponsored geothermal wells. Also, a partial listing of cores and cutting from these wells is tabulated, along with referenced reports and location maps. These samples are available to the public for research investigations and studies, usually following submission of an appropriate request for use of the samples. The purpose of this compilation is to serve as a possible source of cores and cuttings that might aid in enhancing rock property studies in support of geothermal log interpretation.

  13. The influence of phenylacetic acid, ethephon, and cytokinin on the rooting of slash pine cuttings

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    Hankins, Margaret Wendel

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of chrysanthemum (66), stimulated root1ng in Protea ner1ifolia (17) and black walnut (16), but had no effect on dormant stem cuttings of aspen (67). When used with either IAA or IBA, the percentages of cuttings rooted as well as the number of roots per cutting... in which they were applied. H1gh aux1n plus low cytokin1n 1nduced root format1on while h1gh cytokin1n plus low aux1n induced shoot formation. The inhibitory effect of high cytokinin concentrat1ons on auxin- induced root formation appears to be a general...

  14. A Simplex Cut-Cell Adaptive Method for High-Order Discretizations of the Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations

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    Peraire, Jaime

    A Simplex Cut-Cell Adaptive Method for High-Order Discretizations of the Compressible Navier;A Simplex Cut-Cell Adaptive Method for High-Order Discretizations of the Compressible Navier adaptation for high-order discretizations and simplex, cut-cell mesh generation. First, output-based mesh

  15. Modeling of Laser Cutting and Related Processes A considerable proportion of laser processing modeling work in the academic

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    1 Modeling of Laser Cutting and Related Processes A considerable proportion of laser processing. Modeling laser cutting and its features Recent modeling work has concentrated on the implementation and numerical evaluation of a transient three-dimensional computer simulation of the CO2 laser cutting process

  16. Supplementary material Setting the weight cut-off in the labelling of gene families with GOslim annotation

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    Gent, Universiteit

    Supplementary material Setting the weight cut-off in the labelling of gene families with GOslim cut-off values in the abscis. The plots show how many gene labels were appointed to the family S1 shows that if the cut-off value increases, the amount of gene families with many GOslim labels

  17. Design of a humanoid hand using segmented shape memory alloy actuators

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    Rosmarin, Josiah Benjamin

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite amazing progress in the past two decades, the field of robotics has yet to produce a robotic hand with the same dexterity as the human hand. There has yet to even be a functioning robotic hand of the same size and ...

  18. Hand-pumps as reservoirs for microbial contamination of well water

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    van Geen, Alexander

    Hand-pumps as reservoirs for microbial contamination of well water Andrew S. Ferguson, Brian J and release of total coliforms and Escherichia coli was investigated in hand-pumps removed from tubewells tapping a faecally contaminated aquifer in Matlab, Bangladesh, and from a new hand-pump deliberately

  19. On-line Hand-Eye Calibration Nicolas Andre , Radu Horaud, Bernard Espiau

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    On-line Hand-Eye Calibration Nicolas Andre , Radu Horaud, Bernard Espiau INRIA Rh^one-Alpes GRAVIR.lastname@inrialpes.fr Abstract In this paper, we address the problem of hand-eye calibration of a robot mounted video camera-line hand-eye calibration method. This method allows to get rid of the calibration object required

  20. The Rubber Hand Illusion: Two's a company, but three's a crowd A. Folegatti a,b,

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    Boyer, Edmond

    The Rubber Hand Illusion: Two's a company, but three's a crowd A. Folegatti a,b, , A. Farnè a o Article history: Received 24 May 2011 Available online xxxx Keywords: Rubber Hand Illusion, it is often assumed that the Rubber Hand Illusion (RHI) is constrained by a structural body model so that one

  1. Field of Pipe Dreams: Minimizing Maintenance Cost for Hand-Moved

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    Morrow, James A.

    Field of Pipe Dreams: Minimizing Maintenance Cost for Hand-Moved Irrigation Systems February 6 Conclusion 11 2 #12;Page 3 of 12 Control #23 The "hand-move" irrigation system is widely used on small fields to minimize the maintenance time of a hand-move irrigation system under the following constraints: · No part

  2. An Extensor Mechanism for an Anatomical Robotic Hand David D. Wilkinson1

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    Matsuoka, Yoky

    . As an experimental testbed to investigate the complex neural control of human hand movements, 2. As a working are applied by the muscles at the same location and along the same vector as they are on the human handAn Extensor Mechanism for an Anatomical Robotic Hand David D. Wilkinson1 , Michael Vande Weghe1

  3. Carcinoma of the hand: a 20-year experience

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    Bean, D.J.; Rees, R.S.; O'Leary, J.P.; Lynch, J.B.

    1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We reviewed our 20-year experience with cutaneous carcinoma of the hand and identified 70 cases (basal cell 23%, squamous cell 77%). The documented risk factors included solar radiation, trauma, and irradiation. Lesions were treated surgically with amputation, excision, skin graft, or flap closure, and nonsurgically with cryosurgery, curettage, 5-fluorouracil, or irradiation. The recurrence was lower with surgical treatment (3%) than with nonsurgical (33%). Regional lymphadenectomy was required in four patients for metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. Recurrence was greater (9%) and metastasis more common (38%) in patients with Marjolin's type of secondary squamous cell carcinoma than with solar-induced lesions. Cause is an important factor in outcome and should be considered in initial treatment and long-term management.

  4. Carcinoma of the hand: a 20-year experience

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    Bean, D.J.; Rees, R.S.; O'Leary, J.P.; Lynch, J.B.

    1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors reviewed their 20-year experience with cutaneous carcinoma of the hand and identified 70 cases (basal cell 23%, squamous cell 77%). The documented risk factors included solar radiation, trauma, and irradiation. Lesions were treated surgically with amputation, excision, skin graft, or flap closure, and nonsurgically with cryosurgery, curettage, 5-fluorouracil, or irradiation. The recurrence was lower with surgical treatment (3%) than with nonsurgical (33%). Regional lymphadenectomy was required in four patients for metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. Recurrence was greater (9%) and metastasis more common (38%) in patients with Marjolin's type of secondary squamous cell carcinoma than with solar-induced lesions. Cause is an important factor in outcome and should be considered in initial treatment and long-term management.

  5. Oxygen-assisted multipass cutting of carbon fiber reinforced plastics with ultra-short laser pulses

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    Kononenko, T. V.; Komlenok, M. S.; Konov, V. I. [Natural Sciences Center, General Physics Institute, Vavilov str. 38, 119991 Moscow (Russian Federation); National Research Nuclear University, “MEPhI,” Kashirskoye shosse 31, 115409 Moscow (Russian Federation); Freitag, C. [Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW), Pfaffenwaldring 43, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); GSaME Graduate School of Excellence Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Onuseit, V.; Weber, R.; Graf, T. [Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge (IFSW), Pfaffenwaldring 43, 70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

    2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Deep multipass cutting of bidirectional and unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) with picosecond laser pulses was investigated in different static atmospheres as well as with the assistance of an oxygen or nitrogen gas flow. The ablation rate was determined as a function of the kerf depth and the resulting heat affected zone was measured. An assisting oxygen gas flow is found to significantly increase the cutting productivity, but only in deep kerfs where the diminished evaporative ablation due to the reduced laser fluence reaching the bottom of the kerf does not dominate the contribution of reactive etching anymore. Oxygen-supported cutting was shown to also solve the problem that occurs when cutting the CFRP parallel to the fiber orientation where a strong deformation and widening of the kerf, which temporarily slows down the process speed, is revealed to be typical for processing in standard air atmospheres.

  6. The Mass Shell of the Nelson Model without Cut-Offs

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    S. Bachmann; D. -A. Deckert; A. Pizzo

    2011-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The massless Nelson model describes non-relativistic, spinless quantum particles interacting with a relativistic, massless, scalar quantum field. The interaction is linear in the field. We analyze the one particle sector. First, we construct the renormalized mass shell of the non-relativistic particle for an arbitrarily small infrared cut-off that turns off the interaction with the low energy modes of the field. No ultraviolet cut-off is imposed. Second, we implement a suitable Bogolyubov transformation of the Hamiltonian in the infrared regime. This transformation depends on the total momentum of the system and is non-unitary as the infrared cut-off is removed. For the transformed Hamiltonian we construct the mass shell in the limit where both the ultraviolet and the infrared cut-off are removed. Our approach is constructive and leads to explicit expansion formulae which are amenable to rigorously control the S-matrix elements.

  7. E-Print Network 3.0 - adjusted d-dimer cut-off Sample Search...

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    44 Study of the Response Function of the CUORE Bolometers towards a Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Summary: sampling and cut-off frequency for each bolometer and adjust them...

  8. Survey of Materials for Nanoskiving and Influence of the Cutting Process on the

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    Church, George M.

    Survey of Materials for Nanoskiving and Influence of the Cutting Process on the Nanostructures materials (metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and conjugated polymers), deposition techniques (evaporation. The materials tested were: aluminum, titanium, nickel, copper, palladium, silver, platinum, gold, lead, bismuth

  9. WM00 Conference, February 27 March 2, 2000 DEMONSTRATING DIAMOND WIRE CUTTING OF THE TFTR

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    ; WM00 Conference, February 27­ March 2, 2000 2 carbon steel components such as pipe, plate, and tube plasma arc torch cutting. This involves personnel entry into the vessel using air supplied bubble suits

  10. Financial aspects of partial cutting practices in central Appalachian hardwoods. Forest Service research paper (Final)

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    Miller, G.W.

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unveven-aged silvicultural practices can be used to regenerate and manage many eastern hardwood stands. Single-tree selection methods are feasible in stands where a desirable shade-tolerant commercial species can be regenerated following periodic harvests. A variety of partial cutting practices, including single-tree selection and diameter-limit cutting have been used for 30 years or more to manage central Appalachian hardwoods on the Fernow Experimental Forest near Parsons, West Virginia. Results from these research areas are presented to help forest managers evaluate financial aspects of partial cutting practices. Observed volume growth, product yields, changes in species composition, and changes in residual stand quality are used to evaluate potential financial returns. Also, practical economic considerations for applying partial cutting methods are discussed.

  11. Precision-cut lung slices: a novel model for respiratory tract toxicology

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    Schwade, Lisa Schier

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    emphasis on in vitro techniques for toxicologic research, the precision-cut lung slice model was extended to the mouse to determine the predictive value of this system for assessing interspecies differences in metabolism and toxicity. Validation of the lung...

  12. Improving liquid chemical intervention methods to control pathogens on fresh-cut fruits and vegetables

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    Troya, Maria Rosa

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Factors that affect liquid chemical intervention methods of controlling pathogens on fresh-cut produce were investigated. The relationship between produce tissue structure (intercellular space, cell size, and cell distribution) and the sanitizing...

  13. Precision-cut lung slices: a novel model for respiratory tract toxicology 

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    Schwade, Lisa Schier

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    emphasis on in vitro techniques for toxicologic research, the precision-cut lung slice model was extended to the mouse to determine the predictive value of this system for assessing interspecies differences in metabolism and toxicity. Validation of the lung...

  14. NUMBER CRUNCHING ISSUE SUMMER BRINGING CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE INTO THE CLASSROOM

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    NUMBER CRUNCHING ISSUE SUMMER BRINGING CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE INTO THE CLASSROOM MAKING SENSE the same result because of chance or other unknown factors. In science, a hypothesis is the explanation you

  15. Cutting Edge: In the Absence of TGF-b Signaling in T Cells, Fewer CD103+

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    Maizels, Rick

    Cutting Edge: In the Absence of TGF-b Signaling in T Cells, Fewer CD103+ Regulatory T Cells Develop. Maizels Multiple factors control susceptibility of C57BL/6 mice to infection with the helminth

  16. EU bids to force Japan's hand in nuclear haggle Europe is bidding to force Japan's hand in negotiations on a revolutionary nuclear

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    EU bids to force Japan's hand in nuclear haggle 25/11/2004 Europe is bidding to force Japan's hand in negotiations on a revolutionary nuclear energy project, by pledging to go it alone unless Japan gives over the choice of site, whether Japan or France. "The Commission will try to reach a positive

  17. A comparison of vacuum packaging systems for the distribution and storage of primal beef cuts

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    Bowling, Rodney Ames

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A COMPARISON OF VACUUM PACKAGING SYSTEMS FOR THE / DISTRIBUTION AND STORAGE OF PRIMAL BEEP CUTS A Thesis by RODNEY AMES BOWLING Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement of the degree... of ommittee) (Co- rman of Committee) ( ember) (Me er) (Head of Department) December 1974 ABSTRACT A Comparison of Vacuum Packaging Systems for the Distribution and Storage of Primal Beef Cuts (December 1974) Rodney Ames Bowling, B. S. , Sul Ross State...

  18. Cardiorespiratory response and blood lactate in cutting horses subjected to two exercise regimens 

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    Campbell, Mary Elizabeth

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CARDIORESPIRATORY RESPONSE AND BLOOD LACTATE IN CUTTING HORSES SUBJECTED TO TWO EXERCISE REGIHENS A Thesis by MARY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ABH University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OP SCIENCE Hay 1986 Major Subject: Animal Science CARDIORESPIRATORY RESPONSE AHD BLOOD LACTATE IH CUTTING HORSES SUBJECTED TO TWO EXERCISE REGINENS A Thesis by NARY ELIZABETH CANPBELL Approved as to style and content by: Ga D...

  19. Hands-on astronomy activities for the elementary school

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    Lutz, T.E.; Horne, J.C. [Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We held a series of astronomy workshops for local school teachers using astronomy activities from a course we give for Elementary Education majors. The school teachers provide us with feedback about successes and failures. Then we try the revised activities in the classroom. Via this in-service and pre-service feedback, the astronomy laboratory activities in the course have been completely revised over the last three years. The activities we use are almost entirely hands-on. The activities include use of log book (or journal) for describing outside-of-class observations of sunsets, phases of the moon, portable sundial, and the somewhat unique method we use to teach the constellations. In addition, all laboratory activity records are kept in the log book. Laboratory activities cover the use of fists to measure degrees, constellations, phases of the moon, relative distances and size of planets, Invent an Alien, lenses, images and telescopes, and the making of a comet. In our poster, based roughly on the theme of the seasons, we will describe a portable, multi-user sundial, length of the day display using newspaper data, two temperature/season activities, and a model demonstration of why the sundial shadows behave as they do.

  20. Portable Hand-Held Electrochemical Sensor for the Transuranics

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    Dale D. Russell, William B. Knowlton, Ph.D.; Russel Hertzog, Ph.D

    2005-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    During the four-year period of the grant all of the goals of the originally proposed work were achieved, and some additional accomplishments are here reported. Two types of sensors were designed and built in the lab, capable of detecting uranium, plutonium and thorium at the 10 part-per-trillion level. The basis of both sensor types is a specially designed polymer having selective binding sites for actinyl ions of the form MO{sub 2}{sup 2+}(aq), where M is any actinide in the +6 oxidation state. This binding site also traps ions of the form MO{sub 2}{sup +}(aq), where M is any actinide in the +4 oxidation state. In this way, the polymer is responsive to the two most common water-soluble ions of the actinide series. The chelating ring responsible for binding the actinyl ions was identified from the literature, calix[n]arene where n = 6. Several versions of this sensing polymer were coated on conductive substrates and demonstrated for actinide sensing. An optimized sensor was developed and is fully described in this report. It has a polymer bilayer, fabricated under the particular conditions given below. Two different operating modes were demonstrated having different capabilities. One is the chemFET mode (a FET is a field effect transistor) and the other is the voltammetric mode. These two sensors give complementary information regarding the actinide species in a sample. Therefore our recommendation is that both be used together in a probe. A detailed design for such a probe has been filed as a patent application with the United States Patent Office, and is patent pending. The sensing polymer incorporating this actinyl-chelating ring was tested under a variety of conditions and the operating limits were determined. A full factorial experiment testing the polymerization method was conducted to optimize performance and characteristics of this polymer. The actinyl-sensing polymer was also deposited on the gate of a field effect transistor (FET) and demonstrated as a sensitive detector for uranium. Millimeter scale electrodes, operated by a hand-held instrument assembled in this lab and operated in the voltammetric mode, were transported to the DOE-Nevada test site (Las Vegas, NV) where field detection and quantitation of plutonium, uranium, and a mixture of these two elements was also demonstrated. Several probe designs were prepared, built and tested including probes with movable protective windows. A miniature, battery powered potentiostat was designed, built and demonstrated for use in a hand-held field portable instrument. This work was performed largely by undergraduates who gained valuable research experience, and many of them have continued on to graduate schools. In addition, they all gained exposure to and appreciation for national security research, in particular non-proliferation research. Four graduate students participated and one earned the MS degree on this project.

  1. SIZE DISTRIBUTION AND RATE OF PRODUCTION OF AIRBORNE PARTICULATE MATTER GENERATED DURING METAL CUTTING

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    M.A. Ebadian, Ph.D.; S.K. Dua, Ph.D., C.H.P.; Hillol Guha, Ph.D.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During deactivation and decommissioning activities, thermal cutting tools, such as plasma torch, laser, and gasoline torch, are used to cut metals. These activities generate fumes, smoke and particulates. These airborne species of matter, called aerosols, may be inhaled if suitable respiratory protection is not used. Inhalation of the airborne metallic aerosols has been reported to cause ill health effects, such as acute respiratory syndrome and chromosome damage in lymphocytes. In the nuclear industry, metals may be contaminated with radioactive materials. Cutting these metals, as in size reduction of gloveboxes and tanks, produces high concentrations of airborne transuranic particles. Particles of the respirable size range (size < 10 {micro}m) deposit in various compartments of the respiratory tract, the fraction and the site in the respiratory tract depending on the size of the particles. The dose delivered to the respiratory tract depends on the size distribution of the airborne particulates (aerosols) and their concentration and radioactivity/toxicity. The concentration of airborne particulate matter in an environment is dependent upon the rate of their production and the ventilation rate. Thus, measuring aerosol size distribution and generation rate is important for (1) the assessment of inhalation exposures of workers, (2) the selection of respiratory protection equipment, and (3) the design of appropriate filtration systems. Size distribution of the aerosols generated during cutting of different metals by plasma torch was measured. Cutting rates of different metals, rate of generation of respirable mass, as well as the fraction of the released kerf that become respirable were determined. This report presents results of these studies. Measurements of the particles generated during cutting of metal plates with a plasma arc torch revealed the presence of particles with mass median aerodynamic diameters of particles close to 0.2 {micro}m, arising from condensation of vaporized material and subsequent rapid formation of aggregates. Particles of larger size, resulting from ejection of melted material or fragments from the cutting zone, were also observed. This study presents data regarding the metal cutting rate, particle size distribution, and their generation rate, while using different cutting tools and metals. The study shows that respirable particles constitute only a small fraction of the released kerf.

  2. Experimental Studies with Spatial Gaussian-Cut Laser for the LCLS Photocathode Gun

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    Zhou, F.; Brachmann, A.; Emma, P.; Gilevich, S.; Huang, Z.; /SLAC

    2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    To simplify the LCLS operation and further enhance the injector performances, we are evaluating the various parameters including the photocathode drive laser system. Extensive simulations show that both the projected and time-sliced emittances with spatial Gaussian profiles having reasonable tail-cut are better than those with uniform one. The simulated results are also supported by theoretical analyses. In the LCLS, the spatial uniform or Gaussian-cut laser profiles are conveniently obtained by adjusting the optics of the telescope upstream of an iris, used to define laser size on the cathode. Preliminary beam studies at the LCLS injector show that both the projected and time-sliced emittances with spatial Gaussian-cut laser are almost as good as, although not better than, those with uniform one. In addition, the laser transmission through the iris with the Gaussian-cut profile is twice with uniform one, which can significantly ease LCLS copper cathode/laser operations and thus improve the LCLS operation efficiency. More beam studies are planned to measure FEL performances with the Gaussian-cut in comparison with the uniform one. All simulations and measurements are presented in the paper.

  3. Recording of Feb 5, 2015 Director's All-Hands Meeting with Lab...

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    Lab Director Hugh Montgomery conducted an all-hands meeting on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the CEBAF Center auditorium. He discussed a range of subjects including: safety, CEBAF...

  4. Restored Drill Cuttings for Wetlands Creation: Results of Mesocosm Approach to Emulate Field Conditions Under Varying Salinity and Hydrologic Conditions

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    Hester, Mark W.; Shaffer, Gary P.; Willis Jonathan M.; DesRoches, Dennis J.

    2001-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This study builds upon earlier research conducted by Southeastern Louisiana University concerning the efficacy of utilizing processed drill cuttings as an alternative substrate source for wetland rehabilitation (wetland creation and restoration). Previous research has indicated that processed drill cuttings exhibit a low degree of contaminant migration from the process drill cuttings to interstitial water and low toxicity, as tested by seven-day mysid shrimp chronic toxicity trials.

  5. A New Approach to Hand-Based Authentication G. Amayeh, G. Bebis, A. Erol, and M. Nicolescu

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    Bebis, George

    technology with a wide range of potential applications both in industry and government. Traditionally, hand the hand on a flat lighting table. Using a part-based representation of the hand allows the system promising performance. Comparisons with related approaches using the whole hand for verification illustrate

  6. A New Approach to Hand-Based Authentication G. Amayeh, G. Bebis, A. Erol, and M. Nicolescu

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    Nicolescu, Mircea

    technology with a wide range of potential applications both in industry and government. Traditionally, hand by placing the hand on a flat lighting table. To decompose the hand in different regions, we use a robust. Comparisons with related approaches using the whole hand for verification illustrate the superiority

  7. Robert G. Radwin, PhD, CPE AIHC&E 2003 Ergonomically-Designed Hand Tools 1

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    Radwin, Robert G.

    Robert G. Radwin, PhD, CPE AIHC&E 2003 Ergonomically-Designed Hand Tools 1 Ergonomically- designed hand tools Robert G. Radwin, PhD, CPE Ergonomically Designed Hand Tools 2AIHC&E May 14, 2003 Searching for "ergonomic tools" on the Internet "Ergonomic Tools" 207,000 hits "Ergonomic Hand Tools" 82,700 hits

  8. Journal of Food Protection, Vol. 70, No. 3, 2007, Pages 661666 Factors Related to Food Worker Hand Hygiene Practices

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    Hand Hygiene Practices LAURA R. GREEN,1* VINCENT RADKE,2 RYAN MASON,3 LISA BUSHNELL,4 DAVID W. REIMANN To identify factors related to food worker hand hygiene practices, we collected (i) observational data on food worker (n = 321) hand hygiene practices (hand washing and glove use) and (ii) observational and interview

  9. Drilling and cutting of thin metal plates in water with radiation of a repetitively pulsed Nd : YAG laser

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    Glova, A F; Lysikov, A Yu [State Research Center of Russian Federation 'Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research', Troitsk, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

    2011-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The conditions of drilling and cutting of 0.15-mm-thick titanium and stainless steel plates in water with the radiation of a repetitively pulsed Nd : YAG laser having the mean power up to 30 W are studied experimentally in the absence of water and gas jets. Dependences of the maximal cutting speed in water on the radiation power are obtained, the cutting efficiency is determined, and the comparison with the conditions of drilling and cutting of plates in air is carried out.

  10. Effect of grooves cut on the periphery of a circular hole in bars subjected to tension

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    Schmalz, Juan Ricardo

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of FIASTER OF SClENCE August 1967 Plajor Suhj cot: ~Iechanical Engineerdng EI'1'ECT 01 GROOVES CUT OV THE PERIPHERY OF A CIRCULAR HOLE IN BARS SUBJECTED TO TENSION A Thesis by JUAN RICARDO SCHNALZ Approved as to style and content by: ~Head... ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 19 20 21 Tube and 22 IV EFFECT. OF GROOVES CUT ON THZ PERIL'T~RX OF A CZN1ERZD CIRCULAR HOIZ IN BARS SUBJECTED TO TENSION . . . . . . . . . , 23 General Results and Discussion . . . 23 Comparison of Re ults and Conclu ion. 46 BIBLIOGRAPHY L9...

  11. Comparison of systems for the distribution of lamb carcasses and wholesale cuts

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    Tatum, Joseph Daryl

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    COMPARISON OF SYSTEMS FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF LAMB CARCASSES AND WHOLESALE CUTS A Thesis by JOSEPH DARYL TATUM Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE Play 1976 M+or SubJect: Animal Science (Meats) COMPARISON OF SYSTEMS FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF LAMB CARCASSES AND WHOLESALE CUTS A Thesis by JOSEPH DARYL TATUM Approved as to style and content by: 0) o (Co-C a man of Committee) ( -Chairman...

  12. Effect of grooves cut on the periphery of a circular hole in bars subjected to tension 

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    Schmalz, Juan Ricardo

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    iv LIST OF TABLES Table Data Obtained for Case. , A Data Obtained for Cases B Data Obtained for C"ses C Final Results 24 40 IIST OF FIGURES Figure D'mensions of Har and Hole Page 2. Hreakdown of Cases Assembly of the Mold 12 4. Pouring... the Plastic into the Mold . . . 13 Front Shape of the Triangular Cutting Tool e ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ t 17 Shape of the Radius of the Rectangular Cutting ool 7 ~ Rlements of the Setup The Test Setup 20 load'ng De~ice and. Model 21 10. No Load Photograph for Case A...

  13. Evaluation of CAVIJET cavitating jets for deep-hole rock cutting

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    Conn, A.F.; Johnson, V.E. Jr.; Liu, H.L.; Frederick, G.S.

    1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A feasibility study has shown that the CAVIJET cavitating fluid jet method should be capable of successfully augmenting the cutting action of mechanical bits under deep-hole conditions. Increased rock cutting rates by existing cavitating jet nozzles can be anticipated with conventional rig pressures for hole depths of at least 1200 m (4000 ft) and possibly deeper. Improved rates of penetration, based on preliminary laboratory roller bit tests, should be achieved by simply substituting CAVIJET nozzles absorbing equivalent hydraulic power for conventional roller bit nozzles.

  14. Multistability in nonlinear left-handed transmission lines David A. Powell,a

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    Multistability in nonlinear left-handed transmission lines David A. Powell,a Ilya V. Shadrivov; published online 2 July 2008 Employing a nonlinear left-handed transmission line as a model system, we, which at higher power may result in chaotic dynamics of the transmission line. © 2008 American Institute

  15. A Switching Kalman Filter Model for the Motor Cortical Coding of Hand Motion

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    Bienenstock, Elie

    A Switching Kalman Filter Model for the Motor Cortical Coding of Hand Motion Wei Wu Michael J present a Switching Kalman Filter Model (SKFM) for the real-time inference of hand kinematics from a separate test set is achieved using the Switching Kalman Filter (SKF) algorithm. Quantitative results show

  16. Comparing Student Learning in Mechanics Using Simulations and Hands-on Activities

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    Zollman, Dean

    Comparing Student Learning in Mechanics Using Simulations and Hands-on Activities Adrian Carmichael Educational Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1796 Abstract. Often computer simulation. Keywords: pulleys, simulations, hands-on, concept maps, hypertext, student understanding, physics education

  17. Wrought iron hand tools from the underwater archaelogical excavations of colonial Port Royal, Jamaica, C. 1692

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    Custer, Katie Michelle

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was brought back to life and interpreted. A large collection of iron hand tools from this site was preserved. These conserved and replicated artifacts are now available for analysis. This thesis is a continuation of the catalog of hand tools from...

  18. Abstract--Commercially available robotic hands are often expensive, customized for specific platforms, and

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    Dollar, Aaron M.

    -finger hand utilizing simple 3D- printed components, compliant flexure joints, and readily obtainable off to co-evolve. Meanwhile, advances in rapid prototyping, such as 3D printing [3,4] and shape deposition to fabricate, the authors have developed a low-cost hand, shown in Fig. 1, utilizing a minimal number of 3D

  19. Enhancing Hand Gesture Recognition using Fuzzy Clustering-based Mixture-of-Experts Model

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    Cho, Sung-Bae

    Enhancing Hand Gesture Recognition using Fuzzy Clustering-based Mixture-of-Experts Model Jong cannot distinguish them accurately since they use only single model for recognition. For efficient hand gesture recognition with its enhanced performance, we propose the fuzzy c-means clustering based mixture

  20. 1) Carrying a personal supply of hand sanitizer is the"new normal." When you are picking up school supplies like pens and books in August,

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    Christensen, Dan

    hands frequently with soap and warm water, and cough and sneeze into your sleeve, rather than your hand

  1. New infrared cut-off for the holographic scalar fields models of dark energy

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    L. N. Granda; A. Oliveros

    2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Introducing a new infrared cut-off for the holographic dark-energy, we study the correspondence between the quintessence, tachyon, K-essence and dilaton energy density with this holographic dark energy density in the flat FRW universe. This correspondence allows to reconstruct the potentials and the dynamics for the scalar fields models, which describe accelerated expansion.

  2. Cutting Down Electricity Cost in Internet Data Centers by Using Energy Storage

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    Latchman, Haniph A.

    Cutting Down Electricity Cost in Internet Data Centers by Using Energy Storage Yuanxiong Guo energy storage capability in data centers to reduce electricity bill under real-time electricity market between cost saving and energy storage capacity. As far as we know, our work is the first to explore

  3. Use of Short-cut Methods to Analyse Optimal Operation of Petlyuk Distillation Columns

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Use of Short-cut Methods to Analyse Optimal Operation of Petlyuk Distillation Columns Ivar J: Petlyuk distillation column, dividing wall column, optimizing control, minimum energy 1. INTRODUCTION- ments for the level of automatic control and to the design of number of stages in each column section. 2

  4. Branch-cut singularities in the thermodynamics of Fermi liquid systems

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    Fominov, Yakov

    #12;Search for non analyticity: If f is smooth and regular in the vicinity of f=0, the standard-analyticities associated with branch-cuts enter via ring diagrams, i.e., ladders which are closed onto themselves p+q p -p, the dominant terms are generated in the thermodynamic potential. In ladders the non- analyticities associated

  5. Where in the World is it Cheapest to Cut Carbon Emissions? David I. Stern

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    Pezzey, Jack

    , relative total costs are higher in emissions-intensive countries. Using the results of the 22nd Energy with low marginal costs of abating carbon emissions may have high total costs, and vice versa, for a given mitigation. We hypothesize that, under a common percentage cut in emissions intensity relative to business

  6. Gas Dynamic Effects On Laser Cut Quality Kai Chen, Y. Lawrence Yao, and Vijay Modi

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    Yao, Y. Lawrence

    Gas Dynamic Effects On Laser Cut Quality Kai Chen, Y. Lawrence Yao, and Vijay Modi Department are very sensitive to gas jet pressure and nozzle standoff distance. Do a high gas pressure and a small shows the same behavior (i.e., discontinuity as gas pressure and standoff change

  7. AC Loss Reduction in Filamentized YBCO Coated Conductors with Virtual Transverse Cross-cuts

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    Zhang, Yifei [ORNL; Duckworth, Robert C [ORNL; Ha, Tam T [ORNL; List III, Frederick Alyious [ORNL; Gouge, Michael J [ORNL; Chen, Y [SuperPower Incorporated, Schenectady, New York; X, Xiong, [SuperPower Incorporated, Schenectady, New York; Selvamanickam, V. [SuperPower Incorporated, Schenectady, New York

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    While the performance of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7-x} (YBCO)-based coated conductors under dc currents has improved significantly in recent years, filamentization is being investigated as a technique to reduce ac loss so that the 2nd generation (2G) high temperature superconducting (HTS) wires can also be utilized in various ac power applications such as cables, transformers and fault current limiters. Experimental studies have shown that simply filamentizing the superconducting layer is not effective enough to reduce ac loss because of incomplete flux penetration in between the filaments as the length of the tape increases. To introduce flux penetration in between the filaments more uniformly and further reduce the ac loss, virtual transverse cross-cuts were made in superconducting filaments of the coated conductors fabricated using the metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) method. The virtual transverse cross-cuts were formed by making cross-cuts (17 - 120 {micro}m wide) on the IBAD (ion beam assisted deposition)-MgO templates using laser scribing followed by depositing the superconducting layer ({approx} 0.6 {micro}m thick). AC losses were measured and compared for filamentized conductors with and without the cross-cuts under applied peak ac fields up to 100 mT. The results were analyzed to evaluate the efficacy of filament decoupling and the feasibility of using this method to achieve ac loss reduction.

  8. A heuristic to generate rank-1 GMI cuts Sanjeeb Dash Mathematical ...

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    2009-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 14, 2009 ... branc h -and-bound to solv e an MI P arising in a practical ... f actors in h ibiting extensiv e generation o f GMI cuts in solv ing MI P s are t h at a f ...

  9. "Cut Me Some Slack": Latency-Aware Live Migration for Databases

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    by leveraging `migration slack', or resources that can be used for migration without excessively impacting query"Cut Me Some Slack": Latency-Aware Live Migration for Databases Sean Barker Yun Chi Hyun Jin Moon and exploit migration slack in real time. Using our prototype, we demonstrate that Slacker effectively

  10. Analysis of laser remote fusion cutting based on a mathematical model

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    Matti, R. S. [Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology, S-971 87 Luleå (Sweden); Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Mosul, Mosul (Iraq); Ilar, T.; Kaplan, A. F. H. [Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology, S-971 87 Luleå (Sweden)

    2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Laser remote fusion cutting is analyzed by the aid of a semi-analytical mathematical model of the processing front. By local calculation of the energy balance between the absorbed laser beam and the heat losses, the three-dimensional vaporization front can be calculated. Based on an empirical model for the melt flow field, from a mass balance, the melt film and the melting front can be derived, however only in a simplified manner and for quasi-steady state conditions. Front waviness and multiple reflections are not modelled. The model enables to compare the similarities, differences, and limits between laser remote fusion cutting, laser remote ablation cutting, and even laser keyhole welding. In contrast to the upper part of the vaporization front, the major part only slightly varies with respect to heat flux, laser power density, absorptivity, and angle of front inclination. Statistical analysis shows that for high cutting speed, the domains of high laser power density contribute much more to the formation of the front than for low speed. The semi-analytical modelling approach offers flexibility to simplify part of the process physics while, for example, sophisticated modelling of the complex focused fibre-guided laser beam is taken into account to enable deeper analysis of the beam interaction. Mechanisms like recast layer generation, absorptivity at a wavy processing front, and melt film formation are studied too.

  11. Chapter 7 -Welding The dangers in welding, cutting, heating and grinding should never be underestimated.

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    36 Chapter 7 - Welding The dangers in welding, cutting, heating and grinding should never and to understand the hazards involved. Spot the hazard Hazards associated with welding include: · The arc itself eyes can become extremely red and sore and in extreme cases suffer permanent damage. · Welding gases

  12. Interactive Separation of Segmented Bones in CT Volumes Using Graph Cut

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    Ju, Tao

    mask customized to the shape of the bone, such as the femoral head. However, creat- ing masks for bones of different methodology have been reported for bone segmen- tation (see a recent survey in [1]). DueInteractive Separation of Segmented Bones in CT Volumes Using Graph Cut Lu Liu, David Raber, David

  13. NREL Recommends Ways to Cut Building Energy Costs in Half (Fact Sheet)

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    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building designers and operators could cut energy use by 50% in large office buildings, hospitals, schools, and a variety of stores - including groceries, general merchandise outlets, and retail outlets - by following the recommendations of researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

  14. Effects of substrate, phenological cutting stage, and auxin concentration on rooting of Cotinus obovatus Raf.

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    Denny, Geoffrey Carlile

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    0 mg/L (ppm) 5000 mg/L (ppm), 10000 mg/L (ppm), or 15000 mg/L (ppm) potassium salts of indolebutyric acid (K-IBA) and placed in either 50% peat: 50% perlite or 100% perlite rooting substrates. Cuttings were placed under an intermittent mist system...

  15. Reed cutting affects arthropod communities, potentially reducing food for passerine birds

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    Richner, Heinz

    March 2004 Abstract Winter cutting of Common Reed Phragmites australis (Poaceae) is increasing; Habitat management 1. Introduction Monospecific stands of Common Reed Phragmites australis are widely for passerine birds. Consequently, large-scale mechanically harvested reed beds host altered ar- thropod

  16. Estimating attenuation properties of bentonite layer in Cut Bank oil field, Glacier County, Montana

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    Karakurt, Necdet

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    -8 to analyze the formation structure in depth, since seismic signals around the reservoir area were unclear in the 3-D survey. This research attempts to estimate the attenuation properties of the Bentonite layer in the Cut Bank oil field. VSP data is processed...

  17. Kernel k-means, Spectral Clustering and Normalized Cuts Inderjit S. Dhillon

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    Ghosh, Joydeep

    Kernel k-means, Spectral Clustering and Normalized Cuts Inderjit S. Dhillon Dept. of Computer. of Computer Sciences University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78712 kulis@cs.utexas.edu ABSTRACT Kernel k-means an ex- plicit theoretical connection between them. We show the generality of the weighted kernel k-means

  18. Effects of exogenous ABA on photosynthesis and stomatal conductance of cut twigs from oak seedlings

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Effects of exogenous ABA on photosynthesis and stomatal conductance of cut twigs from oak seedlings of the observed decline in net photosynthesis (Downton etal., 1988) or is there some direct ef- fect of ABA on mesophyll photosynthesis (Raschke and Hedrich, 1985)? Do forest trees display the same responses to ABA

  19. CUTTING SOLAR RED TAPECUTTING SOLAR RED TAPE Evergreen State Solar PartnershipEvergreen State Solar Partnership

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    CUTTING SOLAR RED TAPECUTTING SOLAR RED TAPE Evergreen State Solar PartnershipEvergreen State Solar Partnership Rooftop Solar Challenge 1 Sunshot #12;WASHINGTON PV CONTEXTWASHINGTON PV CONTEXT 285 cities, 39 Installations happen where process is easier #12;EVERGREEN STATE SOLAR PARTNERSHIP Commerce NWSEEDEdmonds

  20. Is the governor right?: a study on cutting Texas property Texas [i.e. taxes

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    Tucker, Ryan J

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    In the past few years the state of Texas, under the direction of Governor George W. Bush, has seriously considered the idea of cutting property taxes. Since schools are financed mainly through property taxes in Texas, this is an extremely important...

  1. Margin based Transductive Graph Cuts using Linear Programming K. Pelckmans(1)

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    , and is subsequently related to the classical MINCUT approach. From a practical perspective a simple and intu- itive clustering. Keywords: Graph Cuts, Transductive Inference, Statistical Learning, Clustering, Combinatorial research witnessed a renewed surge of interest in the MINCUT problem, culminating in the theoretical

  2. Two fungal symbioses collide: endophytic fungi are not welcome in leaf-cutting ant gardens

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    Two fungal symbioses collide: endophytic fungi are not welcome in leaf-cutting ant gardens Sunshine, while the leaf material they provide to their garden is usually filled with endophytic fungi. The ants and their cultivar may interact with hundreds of endophytic fungal species, yet little is known about

  3. Two fungal symbioses collide: endophytic fungi are not welcome in leaf-cutting ant gardens

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    Two fungal symbioses collide: endophytic fungi are not welcome in leaf-cutting ant gardens Sunshine with their fungal garden, while the leaf material they provide to their garden is usually filled with endophytic fungi. The ants and their cultivar may interact with hundreds of endophytic fungal species, yet little

  4. NEW DATA MODEL FOR GRAPH-CUT SEGMENTATION: APPLICATION TO AUTOMATIC MELANOMA DELINEATION

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    Lezoray, Olivier

    NEW DATA MODEL FOR GRAPH-CUT SEGMENTATION: APPLICATION TO AUTOMATIC MELANOMA DELINEATION R. K but also texture and shape information. For melanoma images, we also introduce skin chromophore features- tion to melanoma delineation compares favorably to manual delineation and related graph

  5. High speed cutting with industrial robots: Towards model based compensation of deviations

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    Stryk, Oskar von

    High speed cutting with industrial robots: Towards model based compensation of deviations Modeling and numerical simulation of the industrial robot with elastic joints Dr.-Ing. M. Stelzer and Prof. Dr. rer. nat, [abele|bauer|weigold]@ptw.tu-darmstadt.de Abstract Application of industrial robots for high speed

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

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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

  7. A Cut-Cell Approach for 2D Cartesian Meshes that Preserves Orthogonal Grid Sweep Ordering

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    Jarrell, Joshua J [ORNL] [ORNL; Grove, Robert E [ORNL] [ORNL; Evans, Thomas M [ORNL] [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we present a cut-cell methodology for solving the two-dimensional neutral-particle transport equation on an orthogonal Cartesian grid. We allow the rectangular cell to be subdivided into two polygonal subcells. We ensure that this division (or cut) conserves the volumes of the materials in the subcells and we utilize a step-characteristics (SC) slice balance approach (SBA) to calculate the angular fluxes exiting the cell as well as the average scalar fluxes in each subcell. Solving the discrete ordinates transport equation on an arbitrary mesh has historically been difficult to parallelize while maintaining good parallel efficiency. However on Cartesian meshes, the KBA algorithm maintains good parallel efficiency using a direct solve. The ability to preserve this algorithm was a driving factor in the development of our cut-cell method. This method also provides a more accurate depiction of a material interface in a cell, which leads to more accurate solutions downstream of this cell. As a result, fewer spatial cells can be utilized, resulting in reduced memory requirements. We apply this approach in the 2D/3D discrete ordinates neutral-particle transport code Denovo, where we analyze a 2D 3 x 3 lattice of pincells. We show that, for eigenvalue problems, a significant increase in accuracy for a given mesh size is gained by utilizing the cut-cell, SC equations instead of the standard homogenized-cell, SC equations.

  8. Cut-off Rate based Outage Probability Analysis of Frequency Hopping Mobile Radio under Jamming

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    Yýlmaz, Özgür

    Cut-off Rate based Outage Probability Analysis of Frequency Hopping Mobile Radio under Jamming Conditions G¨okhan M. G¨uvensen Electrical and Electronics Eng. Dept. Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey Email: guvensen@metu.edu.tr Yalc¸in Tanik Electrical and Electronics Eng. Dept. Middle East

  9. Nanoencapsulation Strategies for Antimicrobial Controlled Release to Enhance Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce Safety 

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    Hill, Laura Ellen

    2014-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    -PNIPAAM-CBE, which were applied to fresh-cut romaine lettuce, along with free CBE, to determine their efficiency against L. monocytogenes in a food system. The chitosan-PNIPAAM-CBE yielded the greatest bacterial inhibition (P<0.05); therefore, it was subjected to a...

  10. A Short Cut to Deforestation Andrew Gill John Launchbury Simon L Peyton Jones

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    Jones, Simon Peyton

    A Short Cut to Deforestation Andrew Gill John Launchbury Simon L Peyton Jones Department example of just such a transformation is deforestation (Wadler 1990]). Deforestation removes arbitrary]), we know of no mature com- piler that uses deforestation as part of its regular optimisa- tions

  11. innovati nAward-Winning Etching Process Cuts Solar Cell Costs

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    innovati nAward-Winning Etching Process Cuts Solar Cell Costs In general, when it comes to photovoltaic (PV) solar cells, the higher their efficiency, the higher their price tag. To increase cell-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells based on an innovative antireflection approach that promises to significantly

  12. NREL Recommends Ways to Cut Building Energy Costs in Half (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building designers and operators could cut energy use by 50% in large office buildings, hospitals, schools, and a variety of stores -- including groceries, general merchandise outlets, and retail outlets -- by following the recommendations of NREL researchers. The innovative energy-saving recommendations are contained in technical support documents and Advanced Energy Design Guides compiled by NREL.

  13. University of Washington Focus the Nation Notes: Science on the cutting edge panel discussion

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    Rigor, Ignatius G.

    University of Washington Focus the Nation 1/31/2008 Notes: Science on the cutting edge panel that was not coincident with a loss of ice, and this has led scientists to look at other factors that could impact sea-ice loss. One factor that has been recently detailed via satellite and ice-buoy information is the movement

  14. Finite Element Analysis of Nonlinear Thickness-shear Vibrations of AT-cut Quartz Crystal Plates

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    Wang, Ji

    Finite Element Analysis of Nonlinear Thickness-shear Vibrations of AT-cut Quartz Crystal Plates Ji, dujianke}@nbu.edu.cn Abstract--The nonlinear finite element analysis is performed with the nonlinear a smaller size in comparison with the 3D approach. General procedure of nonlinear finite element analysis

  15. Interactive Graph Cut Based Segmentation With Shape Priors Daniel Freedman and Tao Zhang

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    Interactive Graph Cut Based Segmentation With Shape Priors Daniel Freedman and Tao Zhang Computer segmentation can be very chal- lenging, a small amount of user input can often resolve ambiguous decisions can be very chal- lenging, a small amount of user input can often resolve am- biguous decisions

  16. Cartesian Cut Cell Two-Fluid Solver for Hydraulic Flow Problems

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    Ingram, David

    Cartesian Cut Cell Two-Fluid Solver for Hydraulic Flow Problems L. Qian1 ; D. M. Causon2 ; D. M. Ingram3 ; and C. G. Mingham4 Abstract: A two-fluid solver which can be applied to a variety of hydraulic with a sloping beach is also calculated to demonstrate the applicability of the method to real hydraulic problems

  17. Green Chemistry The smartest way to cut pollution is to prevent it. That's the motto of

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    Maoz, Shahar

    ­ in this case oil ­ interacts with oxygen. However, common indus- trial oxidation methods are highly polluting31 Green Chemistry The smartest way to cut pollution is to prevent it. That's the motto of "green Add Oxygen Oil is not only the major energy source on our planet but also the basis for producing

  18. Senate Vent Tent Faculty, Staff, and Student Responses to CSU Budget Cuts

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Senate Vent Tent Faculty, Staff, and Student Responses to CSU Budget Cuts In late July, the CSU Board of Trustees adopted a strategy to deal with a budget shortfall of $584 million (relative to the state budget enacted in January), or nearly 20% of the CSU budget. To give a perspective on the size

  19. Taming Data Complexity in Lifelogs: Exploring Visual Cuts of Personal Informatics Data

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    Munson, Sean A.

    -based self-tracking devices and applications, questions arise about how personal informatics tools can better of devices and applications are becoming increasingly popular for collecting and tracking personal dataTaming Data Complexity in Lifelogs: Exploring Visual Cuts of Personal Informatics Data Daniel A

  20. A NOVEL FRAMEWORK FOR ACCURATE LUNG SEGMENTATION USING GRAPH CUTS Asem M. Ali1

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    Louisville, University of

    A NOVEL FRAMEWORK FOR ACCURATE LUNG SEGMENTATION USING GRAPH CUTS Asem M. Ali1 Ayman S. El-Baz 2 Bioengineering Department, University of Louisville ABSTRACT The closeness of the gray levels between lung tissues and the chest tissues makes lung segmentation based only on image signals dif- ficult. This work

  1. Automatic Lung Segmentation of Volumetric Low-Dose CT Scans Using Graph Cuts

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    Farag, Aly A.

    Automatic Lung Segmentation of Volumetric Low-Dose CT Scans Using Graph Cuts Asem M. Ali and Aly A for unsupervised segmentation of the lung region from low dose computed tomography (LDCT) images. We follow distribution model. To better spec- ify region borders between lung and chest, each empirical distribution

  2. In "Handbook of Mathematical Models in Computer Vision", Springer, 2006 p.1 Graph Cuts in Vision and Graphics

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    Boykov, Yuri

    and Graphics: Theories and Applications Yuri Boykov and Olga Veksler Computer Science, The University the corresponding graph. Thus, many applications in vision and graphics use min-cut algorithms as a tool for computing optimal hypersurfaces. Secondly, graph-cuts also work as a powerful energy minimization tool

  3. Cutting Performance of a Chemical Oxygen-Iodine Laser William P. Latham, James A. Rothenflue, and Charles A. Helms

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    Carroll, David L.

    cutting and drilling. Chemical Oxygen- Iodine Laser (COIL) technology has received considerable interestCutting Performance of a Chemical Oxygen-Iodine Laser William P. Latham, James A. Rothenflue. Center for Research & Education in Optics & Laser (CREOL) University of Central Florith 4000 Central

  4. Illusory Sense of Human Touch from a Warm and Soft Artificial Hand

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    Cabibihan, John-John; Srinivasa, Yeshwin Mysore; Chan, Mark Aaron; Muruganantham, Arrchana

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To touch and be touched are vital to human development, well being, and relationships. However, to those who have lost their arms and hands due to accident or war, touching becomes a serious concern that often leads to psychosocial issues and social stigma. In this paper, we demonstrate that the touch from a warm and soft rubber hand can be perceived by another person as if the touch were coming from a human hand. We describe a three step process toward this goal. First, we made participants select artificial skin samples according to their preferred warmth and softness characteristics. At room temperature, the preferred warmth was found to be 28.4 deg C at the skin surface of a soft silicone rubber material that has a Shore durometer value of 30 at the OO scale. Second, we developed a process to create a rubber hand replica of a human hand. To compare the skin softness of a human hand and artificial hands, a robotic indenter was employed to produce a softness map by recording the displacement data when const...

  5. Regression equations that predict the yield of pork four lean cuts and primals as influenced by cutting method and trim level

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    Grams, David Wayne

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    levels of 1. 27 and . 64 cm of external fat including a partially skinned ham and picnic shoulder, along with separable lean from the four lean cuts. Grisdale et al. (1984a) reported fat-standardized lean as a percentage of the carcass weight..., a bootjack is formed in the belly at a 20 degree angle. The foot was removed perpendicular to the length of the shank 1. 27 cm below the proximal end of the tuber calcis. Pelvic fat, flank musde, and lymph glands and associated fat were removed...

  6. Model Adaptation with Least-Squares SVM for Adaptive Hand Prosthetics

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    Caputo, Barbara

    hand prosthetics we are witnessing a technology transfer from robotics and mechatronics. Touch Bionics.g., a pinch grip; the related EMG pattern is then used to obtain a pinch grip with the required force from

  7. BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS ON HARD CLAMS OF HAND RAKING AND POWER DREDGING

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    BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS ON HARD CLAMS OF HAND RAKING AND POWER DREDGING Marine Biobgical Laboratory DEC7 ........ Bullraking operations ............. Dredging operations .............. Underwater photography in relation to available population for bullraking and dredging (Figure 7) · · 32 Appendix "C

  8. Monitoring and evaluation of a ceramic water filter and hand-washing intervention in Northern Ghana

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    Lu, Connie C

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Through a Rotary Club contract, PHW will sell Kosim filters and install Tippy-Tap hand-washing stations in 1250 households in Northern Ghana. This thesis presents the following project monitoring and evaluation components: ...

  9. Video Link to DOE Deputy Secretary's July 7 All-Hands Meeting...

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    Video Link to DOE Deputy Secretary's July 7 All-Hands Meeting in CC Auditorium Deputy Secretary of Energy, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, visited Jefferson Lab on July 7. She...

  10. Effects of different restrained foot positions on hand force exertion capability-implications for microgravity operations

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    Whalen, Scott Allan

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experiment was conducted to determine restrained foot positions that increase hand force exertion capability (HFEC) over that available under the existing restrained foot position utilized by NASA astronauts during Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA...

  11. Department of Energy Putting Power in the Hands of Consumers through Technology

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    The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announced today the results of a year-long effort to put the power grid in the hands of consumers through technology.

  12. Hand powered portable ultraviolet sterilizing water bottle with active UV dose sensing

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    Das, Chandan (Chandan K.)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A portable hand powered water sterilization device was created to address a portion of the growing epidemic of global water contamination. As being more supply chain independent and having an active dose sensing component ...

  13. The Two-Handed Tile Assembly Model Is Not Intrinsically Universal

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    Demaine, Erik D.

    In this paper, we study the intrinsic universality of the well-studied Two-Handed Tile Assembly Model (2HAM), in which two “supertile” assemblies, each consisting of one or more unit-square tiles, can fuse together ...

  14. Evaluation of selected glove materials for worker hand protection against exposure to an aqueous aniline solution

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    Powell, Marc Kendall

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Nay 1977 Major Subject: Industrial Hygiene EVALUATION OF SELECTED GLOVE MATERIALS FOR WORKER HAND PROTECTION AGAINST EXPOSURE TO AN AQUEOUS ANILINE SOLUTION A Thesis by NARC KENDALL POWELL Approved... glove materials to enable a health or safety professional to justify his selection of protective gloves for aniline workers. The results of this research indicate that any of the four glove materials evaluated would be acceptable to use for hand...

  15. JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS: Vol. 102, No. 3, pp. 497-524, SEPTEMBER 1999 Convergent Cutting-Plane and Partial-Sampling

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    Powell, Warren B.

    . Multistage stochastic programming, cutting planes, sam- pling, convergence with probability one. 1 Convergent Cutting-Plane and Partial-Sampling Algorithm for Multistage Stochastic Linear Programs for multistage stochastic linear programs with recourse where random quantities in different stages

  16. Multiresolution Techniques for Interactive Texture-Based Rendering of Arbitrarily Oriented Cutting Planes

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    LaMar, E; Duchaineau, M A; Hamann, B; Joy, K I

    2001-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a multiresolution technique for interactive texture based rendering of arbitrarily oriented cutting planes for very large data sets. This method uses an adaptive scheme that renders the data along a cutting plane at different resolutions: higher resolution near the point-of-interest and lower resolution away from the point-of-interest. The algorithm is based on the segmentation of texture space into an octree, where the leaves of the tree define the original data and the internal nodes define lower-resolution versions. Rendering is done adaptively by selecting high-resolution cells close to a center of attention and low-resolution cells away from it. We limit the artifacts introduced by this method by blending between different levels of resolution to produce a smooth image. This technique can be used to produce viewpoint-dependent renderings.

  17. Cut set-based risk and reliability analysis for arbitrarily interconnected networks

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    Wyss, Gregory D. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Method for computing all-terminal reliability for arbitrarily interconnected networks such as the United States public switched telephone network. The method includes an efficient search algorithm to generate minimal cut sets for nonhierarchical networks directly from the network connectivity diagram. Efficiency of the search algorithm stems in part from its basis on only link failures. The method also includes a novel quantification scheme that likewise reduces computational effort associated with assessing network reliability based on traditional risk importance measures. Vast reductions in computational effort are realized since combinatorial expansion and subsequent Boolean reduction steps are eliminated through analysis of network segmentations using a technique of assuming node failures to occur on only one side of a break in the network, and repeating the technique for all minimal cut sets generated with the search algorithm. The method functions equally well for planar and non-planar networks.

  18. Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier's Process for Maximizing Success

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    Miller, Naomi J.; Poplawski, Michael E.

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report reviews how phase-cut dimmers work, how LEDs differ from the incandescent lamps that the dimmers were historically designed to control, and how these differences can lead to complications when trying to dim LEDs. Compatibility between a specific LED source and a specific phase-cut dimmer is often unknown and difficult to assess, and ensuring compatibility adds complexity to the design, specification, bidding, and construction observation phases for new buildings and major remodel projects. To maximize project success, this report provides both general guidance and step-by-step procedures for designing phase-controlled LED dimming on both new and existing projects, as well as real-world examples of how to use those procedures.

  19. An Investigation for Disposal of Drill Cuttings into Unconsolidated Sandstones and Clayey Sands

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    Mese, Ali; Dvorkin, Jack; Shillinglaw, John

    2000-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This project include experimental data and a set of models for relating elastic moduli/porosity/texture and static-to-dynamic moduli to strength and failure relationships for unconsolidated sands and clayey sands. The results of the project should provide the industry with a basis for wider use of oil base drilling fluids in water sensitive formations by implementing drill cutting injection into existing wells at abandoned formations and controlling fracture geometry to prevent ground water contamination.

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

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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

  1. The Beef Nutrient Database Improvement Project: Retail Cuts From the Chuck

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    West, Sarah

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    through fabrication, and the chucks were collected in combos. They then were shipped via refrigerated truck to the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center at Texas A&M University and stored (0-4 ?C) until fabrication. 3.2. Fabrication Chucks... ........................................................... 15 4.1. Separable tissue components of raw and cooked retail cuts .... 15 4.2. Proximate analysis of the separable lean ................................. 16 4.3. Cooking...

  2. Due Cut

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    Glasgow, M.F.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    nothing more than the millstone that kept him from coming home. Even here, fcS) even within Canada, he felt the acid ache of homesickness; even here, he felt the pull of ice fields and the wild freedom of untrammeled lands. m Even here... Raytoo, the two of ra them moving together smoothly, both in the parking lot and later, at Ray's apartment. It was the box of herbal tea that gave Fraser pause."Ray?" m "Yeah?" Ray said, where he was half-buried putting away ice cream and frozen...

  3. Optical probe for determining the fat/lean interface in cuts of meat

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    Weber, Thomas M.; Callow, Diane S.; Jones, James F.; Kuehl, Michael A.; Spletzer, Barry L.

    2005-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method for locating the boundary surface between a layer of fatty tissue and lean tissue in a cut of meat, such as beef, such as slabs of meat undergoing trimming and cutting in commercial meet processing facilitates. The invention exploits the fact that fatty tissue and lean tissue have significantly different responses to incident light energy. By gauging the degree to which a generated beam of light is scattered and reflected by the tissues under evaluation, the invention permits the character of the tissue to be ascertained. An incident beam of light, such as green light, is generated and transmitted to a probe tip, which tip is inserted into the cut of meat under investigation. The light beam is emitted into the meat tissues from the probe tip, and then is scattered and reflected by the tissues, whereupon some fraction of the emitted light returns to the probe tip. The returning light energy is transmitted to a detector; relative changes in the returning light transmitted to the detector permit the operator to determine when the probe tip is approaching or penetrating the fat/lean tissue interface.

  4. DEVELOPMENT OF GLASS AND GLASS CERAMIC PROPPANTS FROM GAS SHALE WELL DRILL CUTTINGS

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    Johnson, F.; Fox, K.

    2013-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this study was to develop a method of converting drill cuttings from gas shale wells into high strength proppants via flame spheroidization and devitrification processing. Conversion of drill cuttings to spherical particles was only possible for small particle sizes (< 53 {micro}m) using a flame former after a homogenizing melting step. This size limitation is likely to be impractical for application as conventional proppants due to particle packing characteristics. In an attempt to overcome the particle size limitation, sodium and calcium were added to the drill cuttings to act as fluxes during the spheroidization process. However, the flame former remained unable to form spheres from the fluxed material at the relatively large diameters (0.5 - 2 mm) targeted for proppants. For future work, the flame former could be modified to operate at higher temperature or longer residence time in order to produce larger, spherical materials. Post spheroidization heat treatments should be investigated to tailor the final phase assemblage for high strength and sufficient chemical durability.

  5. Joining aluminum to titanium alloy by friction stir lap welding with cutting pin

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    Wei, Yanni [State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China) [State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Li, Jinglong, E-mail: lijinglg@nwpu.edu.cn [Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)] [Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Xiong, Jiangtao [State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China) [State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China); Huang, Fu; Zhang, Fusheng; Raza, Syed Hamid [Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)] [Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072 (China)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Aluminum 1060 and titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V plates were lap joined by friction stir welding. A cutting pin of rotary burr made of tungsten carbide was employed. The microstructures of the joining interface were observed by scanning electron microscopy. Joint strength was evaluated by a tensile shear test. During the welding process, the surface layer of the titanium plate was cut off by the pin, and intensively mixed with aluminum situated on the titanium plate. The microstructures analysis showed that a visible swirl-like mixed region existed at the interface. In this region, the Al metal, Ti metal and the mixed layer of them were all presented. The ultimate tensile shear strength of joint reached 100% of 1060Al that underwent thermal cycle provided by the shoulder. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer FSW with cutting pin was successfully employed to form Al/Ti lap joint. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Swirl-like structures formed due to mechanical mixing were found at the interface. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High-strength joints fractured at Al suffered thermal cycle were produced.

  6. Testing of Alternative Abrasives for Water-Jet Cutting at C Tank Farm

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    Krogstad, Eirik J.

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Legacy waste from defense-related activities at the Hanford Site has predominantly been stored in underground tanks, some of which have leaked; others may be at risk to do so. The U.S. Department of Energy’s goal is to empty the tanks and transform their contents into more stable waste forms. To do so requires breaking up, and creating a slurry from, solid wastes in the bottoms of the tanks. A technology developed for this purpose is the Mobile Arm Retrieval System. This system is being used at some of the older single shell tanks at C tank farm. As originally planned, access ports for the Mobile Arm Retrieval System were to be cut using a high- pressure water-jet cutter. However, water alone was found to be insufficient to allow effective cutting of the steel-reinforced tank lids, especially when cutting the steel reinforcing bar (“rebar”). The abrasive added in cutting the hole in Tank C-107 was garnet, a complex natural aluminosilicate. The hardness of garnet (Mohs hardness ranging from H 6.5 to 7.5) exceeds that of solids currently in the tanks, and was regarded to be a threat to Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant systems. Olivine, an iron-magnesium silicate that is nearly as hard as garnet (H 6.5 to 7), has been proposed as an alternative to garnet. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory proposed to test pyrite (FeS2), whose hardness is slightly less (H 6 to 6.5) for 1) cutting effectiveness, and 2) propensity to dissolve (or disintegrate by chemical reaction) in chemical conditions similar to those of tank waste solutions. Cutting experiments were conducted using an air abrader system and a National Institute of Standards and Technology Standard Reference Material (SRM 1767 Low Alloy Steel), which was used as a surrogate for rebar. The cutting efficacy of pyrite was compared with that of garnet and olivine in identical size fractions. Garnet was found to be most effective in removing steel from the target; olivine and pyrite were less effective, but about equal to each other. The reactivity of pyrite, compared to olivine and garnet, was studied in high-pH, simulated tank waste solutions in a series of bench-top experiments. Variations in temperature, degree of agitation, grain size, exposure to air, and presence of nitrate and nitrite were also studied. Olivine and garnet showed no sign of dissolution or other reaction. Pyrite was shown to react with the fluids in even its coarsest variation (150?1000 ?m). Projected times to total dissolution for most experiments range from months to ca. 12 years, and the strongest control on reaction rate is the grain size.

  7. Advanced dexterous manipulation for IED defeat : report on the feasibility of using the ShadowHand for remote operations.

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    Anderson, Robert J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Improvised Explosive Device (IED) defeat (IEDD) operations can involve intricate operations that exceed the current capabilities of the grippers on board current bombsquad robots. The Shadow Dexterous Hand from the Shadow Robot Company or 'ShadowHand' for short (www.shadowrobot.com) is the first commercially available robot hand that realistically replicates the motion, degrees-of-freedom and dimensions of a human hand (Figure 1). In this study we evaluate the potential for the ShadowHand to perform potential IED defeat tasks on a mobile platform.

  8. Influences of recovery from clear-cut, climate variability, and thinning on the carbon balance of a young

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    Cohen, Ronald C.

    Influences of recovery from clear-cut, climate variability, and thinning on the carbon balance secondary effects www.elsevier.com/locate/agrformet Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 130 (2005) 207

  9. Search for W'->tb resonances with left- and right-handed couplings to fermions

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    Abazov, Victor Mukhamedovich; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, Braden Keim; /Oklahoma U.; Acharya, Bannanje Sripath; /Tata Inst.; Adams, Mark Raymond; /Illinois U., Chicago; Adams, Todd; /Florida State U.; Alexeev, Guennadi D.; /Dubna, JINR; Alkhazov, Georgiy D.; /St. Petersburg, INP; Alton, Andrew K.; /Michigan U. /Augustana Coll., Sioux Falls; Alverson, George O.; /Northeastern U.; Alves, Gilvan Augusto; /Rio de Janeiro, CBPF; Ancu, Lucian Stefan; /Nijmegen U. /Fermilab

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a search for the production of a heavy gauge boson, W{prime}, that decays to third-generation quarks, by the D0 Collaboration in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. We set 95% confidence level upper limits on the production cross section times branching fraction. For the first time, we set limits for arbitrary combinations of left- and right-handed couplings of the W{prime} boson to fermions. For couplings with the same strength as the standard model W boson, we set the following limits for M(W{prime}) > m({nu}{sub R}): M(W{prime}) > 863 GeV for purely left-handed couplings, M(W{prime}) > 885 GeV for purely right-handed couplings, and M(W{prime}) > 916 GeV if both left- and right-handed couplings are present. The limit for right-handed couplings improves for M(W{prime}) < m({nu}{sub R}) to M(W{prime}) > 890 GeV.

  10. The effect of degree of vacuum on the physical and organoleptic properties of vacuum packaged beef wholesale cuts

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    Seideman, Steven Charles

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE EFFECT OF DEGREE OF VACUUM ON THE PHYSICAL AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF VACUUM PACKAGED BEEP WHOLESALE CUTS A Thesis STEVEN CHARLES SEIDEMAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University 1n partial fulfillment... of the requirements of the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August IH75 Ma)or Subject: Animal Science THE EFFECT OF DEGREE OF VACUUM ON THE PHYSICAL AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF VACUUM PACKAGED BEEF WHOLESALE CUTS A Thesi STEVEN CHARLES SEIDEMAN Approved...

  11. Determination of the total fat content of retail cuts of pork at different external fat trim levels

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    Sippola, Linda Katherine

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    obtained from each pork subprimal . . . . 18 3. Chemical fat mean, minimum, maximum, standard deviation, student's t-Test and composite for pork loin retail cuts trimmed to 0. 0 cm or 0. 64 cm external fat level. . 24 4. Chemical fat mean, minimum..., maximum, standard deviation, student's t-Test and composite for pork ham retail cuts trimmed to 0. 0 cm or 0. 64 cm external fat level. . . . . . . . . . . 2 5 5. Chemical moisture mean, minimum, maximum, standard deviation, student's t-Test...

  12. The influence of auxin concentration and duration of treatment on the rooting of girdled slash pine cuttings

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    Cunningham, Michael Wesley

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE INFLUENCE OF AUXIN CONCENTRATION AND DURATION OF TREATMENT ON THE ROOTING OF GIRDLED SLASH PINE CUTTINGS A Thesis by MICHAEL WESLEY CUNNINGHAM Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University i n partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1981 Major Subject: Forestry THE INFLUENCE OF AUXIN CONCENTRATION AND DURATION OF TREATMENT ON THE ROOTING OF GIRDLED SLASH PINE CUTTINGS A Thesis by MICHAEL WESLEY CUNNINGHAM Approved...

  13. Phase-constant-nonreciprocal composite right/left-handed metamaterials based on coplanar waveguides

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    Porokhnyuk, Andrey, E-mail: d1821008@edu.kit.ac.jp; Ueda, Tetsuya; Kado, Yuichi [Department of Electronics, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto 606-8585 (Japan); Itoh, Tatsuo [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The purely phase-constant-nonreciprocal composite right-left handed metamaterial structure is proposed based on coplanar waveguides loaded with a ferrite layer. The structure exhibits considerably large nonreciprocity in phase constant which depends on the effective magnetization and whose magnitude can remain in leaky wave region of wavenumbers or can overcome a boundary to slow wave region. The nonreciprocity in amplitude of transmission coefficients, on the other hand, is effectively reduced by using a cavity-backed design to prevent undesired nonreciprocal radiation loss.

  14. Method and device for stand-off laser drilling and cutting

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    Copley, John A. (Rte. 11, Box 1022, Fredericksburg, VA 22405); Kwok, Hoi S. (214 Bonner Hall, SUNY-Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260); Domankevitz, Yacov (214 Bonner Hall, SUNY-Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260)

    1989-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A device for perforating material and a method of stand-off drilling using a laser. In its basic form a free-running laser beam creates a melt on the target and then a Q-switched short duration pulse is used to remove the material through the creation of a laser detonation wave. The advantage is a drilling/cutting method capable of working a target at lengthy stand-off distance. The device may employ 2 lasers or a single one operated in a free-running/Q-switched dual mode.

  15. The detrimental effects of salinity on rooting of coleus cuttings and their alleviation with gypsum

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    Janssen, Antonius Hendrick

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The effect of NaC1 on root number and color intensity of the foliage were not altered by the addition of CaSO . The beneficial effects of CaS04 cou1d not be demonstrated in a peat-styrafoam medium. Acknowledgements I would like to express my sincere... Ca/Na ratios for the NaC1:Ca504 solutions 5 Electrical conductivities (E. C. ) of 2 KNO solutions with i ncreasing CaS04 concent/ations 6 The effects of pH and peat extract on rooting of 'Big Red' cuttings . Page 13 15 44 45 56 LIST...

  16. Investigation of trace amounts of gas on microvave water-cut measurement 

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    Liu, Jin

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    sampling probe or a sampling port on the pipeline. Then, the oil and water are separated using a centrifuge. Finally, the volume of the separated water is measured and the water-cut of the sample is calculated based on the total volume of the liquid... pipeline; 2. The oil/water monitor generates the current or electrical signal transmit to a zero-&- span adjuster; 3. From the zero-&-span adjuster, the data is transmitted from analog to digital at converter and calculator and to a comparator. 4...

  17. Impact of different subcutaneous fat trim levels on the composition of beef retail cuts

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    Jones, Darron Kirk

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from the top mund, bottom round, eye of mund, sirloin tip, top sirloin butt, strip loin, tenderloin, rib, arm and blade sections of the chuck, and brisket. The retail cuts were serially assigned to the following treatments: (A) trimmed to 0. 6 cm... external fat, raw; (B) ~ to 0. 6 cm external fat, cooked; (C) ~ to 0. 0 cm external fat, cooked. The samples that were treated as raw, trimmed to 0. 6 cm were dissected into separable lean, external fat, seam fat, and heavy connective tissue and bone...

  18. Cuttings Analysis At New River Area (DOE GTP) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty EditCalifornia:PowerCER.pngRoofs and HeatOpenInformation 2)| OpenCuttings Analysis

  19. An Evaluation of the Importance of Hand Exposures Using Rubber Latex Gloves as Sampling Dosimeters for Assessing Pesticide Exposures in Strawberry Harvesters

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    Sankaran, Gayatri

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    studies as harvesters wore rubber latex gloves supplied byof Hand Exposures Using Rubber Latex Gloves as Samplingof Hand Exposures Using Rubber Latex Gloves as Sampling

  20. FLEX AND PINCH: A CASE STUDY OF WHOLE HAND INPUT DESIGN FOR VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION

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    Pattanaik, Sumanta N.

    FLEX AND PINCH: A CASE STUDY OF WHOLE HAND INPUT DESIGN FOR VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION JOSEPH J. LAVIOLA JR. and ROBERT C. ZELEZNIK Brown University Site of the NSF Science and Technology Center. In this paper, we describe our Pinch Glove like input device which is used as a tool to augment bend

  1. Author's personal copy Hand-based verification and identification using palmfinger

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    Nicolescu, Mircea

    /identification represent a key biometric technology with a wide range of poten- tial applications both in industry on a flat lighting table and does not require using guidance pegs or extracting any landmark points and robustness. Comparisons with related approaches involving the use of the whole hand or different parts

  2. Human-Robot Interaction for Cooperative Manipulation: Handing Objects to One Another

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    Kemp, Charlie

    application that relies on this form of human-robot interaction. This application enables a humanoid robotHuman-Robot Interaction for Cooperative Manipulation: Handing Objects to One Another Aaron Edsinger.kemp@hsi.gatech.edu Abstract-- For manipulation tasks, the transfer of objects between humans and robots is a fundamental way

  3. Designing Arms and Hands for the Humanoid Robot ROMAN J. Hirth, K. Berns

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    Berns, Karsten

    in assistance- and personal robots. Application areas for these robots reach from the care of elderly people in [1]. These application areas lead to completely new requirements for the robot design, comparedDesigning Arms and Hands for the Humanoid Robot ROMAN J. Hirth, K. Berns Robotics Research Lab

  4. Remote Shopping Robot System -Development of a hand mechanism for grasping fresh foods in a supermarket

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    Ohya, Akihisa

    supermarkets, in this research, we propose "remote shopping robot system" as a concrete application efficiency. II. REMOTE SHOPPING ROBOT SYSTEM A. Concept In the case of industrial products, objects haveRemote Shopping Robot System -Development of a hand mechanism for grasping fresh foods

  5. ATOC 3500 Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 Hand back Midterm Exams (average = 89)

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    Toohey, Darin W.

    ATOC 3500 Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 Hand back Midterm Exams (average = 89) Interaction of atmospheric and efflorescence equate to a change in state from solid to liquid as the relative humidity (RH) changes. RH can change due to an increase in the mixing ratio of water vapor ­ (equating to more collisions of water

  6. Hands-On and Minds-On Modeling Activities to Improve Students' Conceptions of Microscopic Friction

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    Zollman, Dean

    Hands-On and Minds-On Modeling Activities to Improve Students' Conceptions of Microscopic Friction of microscopic friction. We will also present our investigation on the relative effectiveness of the use, it is possible to facilitate the refinement of students' ideas of microscopic friction. Keywords: friction

  7. Backward wave propagation in left-handed media with isotropic and anisotropic

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    Mojahedi, Mohammad

    Backward wave propagation in left-handed media with isotropic and anisotropic permittivity tensors medium is investigated from a purely wave propagation point of view. The functional form for the index-velocity vectors are antiparallel. It is shown that, in the case considered, the backward-wave propagation can

  8. Improved Student Learning of Microprocessor Systems Through Hands-On and Online Experience

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    LaMeres, Brock J.

    Improved Student Learning of Microprocessor Systems Through Hands-On and Online Experience Dr is presented to assess and improve the understanding of microprocessor systems for electrical and computer assessed the level of understanding of microprocessor systems on a control group using five learning

  9. The Microprocessor as a Microcosm: A Hands-On Approach to VLSI Design Education

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    Harris, David Money

    The Microprocessor as a Microcosm: A Hands-On Approach to VLSI Design Education David Harris David_Harris@hmc.edu November 2002 Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA #12;Microprocessor as Microcosm David Harris Page 2 of 19 Conclusion #12;Microprocessor as Microcosm David Harris Page 3 of 19 Introduction Changing face of Very Large

  10. ICE Order Form Hands-On Science Kits Prices effective through June 30, 2012.

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    ICE Order Form Hands-On Science Kits Prices effective through June 30, 2012. ______ 99-001 DNA Kit purchases. ICE Photochromic T-shirt (colors change in sunlight) ______ 93-002 Adult sizes ___S $_________ ______ 11-002 ICE Gift Certificate ___$25 ___$50 ___$75 ___$100 $_________ Replacement Parts, Manuals, Kit

  11. Evidence for Interhemispheric Processing of Inputs From the Hands in Human S2 and PV

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    Krubitzer, Leah A.

    Evidence for Interhemispheric Processing of Inputs From the Hands in Human S2 and PV ELIZABETH S2 and PV. J Neurophysiol 85: 2236­2244, 2001. In the present investigation, we identified cortical somatosensory (S2) and the parietal ventral (PV) areas, was significantly larger for bilateral stimulation than

  12. ICE Order Form Hands-On Science Kits Prices effective through September 30, 2012.

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    ICE Order Form Hands-On Science Kits Prices effective through September 30, 2012. ______ 99 Kit purchases. ICE Photochromic T-shirt (colors change in sunlight) ______ 93-002 Adult sizes ___S $_________ ______ 11-002 ICE Gift Certificate ___$25 ___$50 ___$75 ___$100 $_________ Replacement Parts, Manuals, Kit

  13. ICE Order Form Hands-On Science Kits Prices effective through June 30, 2012.

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    ICE Order Form Hands-On Science Kits Prices effective through June 30, 2012. ______ 99-001 DNA on Solid-State Model Kit purchases. ICE Photochromic T-shirt (colors change in sunlight) ______ 93 $_________ ______ 11-002 ICE Gift Certificate ___$25 ___$50 ___$75 ___$100 $_________ Replacement Parts, Manuals, Kit

  14. ICE Order Form Hands-On Science Kits Prices effective through December 31, 2011.

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    ICE Order Form Hands-On Science Kits Prices effective through December 31, 2011. ______ 99-001 DNA on Solid-State Model Kit purchases. ICE Photochromic T-shirt (colors change in sunlight) ______ 93 $_________ ______ 11-002 ICE Gift Certificate ___$25 ___$50 ___$75 ___$100 $_________ Replacement parts, manuals

  15. Hand gestures for medical applica-tions provide an expressive, natural

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    Wachs, Juan

    members to increasingly interact with medical equipment and computer systems. These advances haveHand gestures for medical applica- tions provide an expressive, natural and intuitive way reviews the highlights of a novel gesture-based system for medical image browsing in the OR called Gestix

  16. A Functional Electric StimulationAssisted Exercise Therapy System for Hemiplegic Hand Function

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    Prochazka, Arthur

    stimulator was used to assist hand opening. Main Outcome Measures: Kinematic data, provided by the workstation sensors, and 3 clinical tests. Results: Kinematic data indicated statistically significant scores 5.46; mean pretreatment/follow-up ES [pre/FU ES] 3.44). Two of 3 clinical tests showed improvement

  17. Neutrino masses and mixing, quark-lepton symmetry, and strong right-handed neutrino hierarchy

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    Dermisek, Radovan [Davis Institute for High Energy Physics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)

    2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Assuming the same form of all mass matrices as motivated by quark-lepton symmetry, we discuss conditions under which bilarge mixing in the lepton sector can be obtained with a minimal amount of fine-tuning requirements for possible models. We assume hierarchical mass matrices, dominated by the 3-3 element, with off-diagonal elements much smaller than the larger neighboring diagonal element. Characteristic features of this scenario are strong hierarchy in masses of right-handed neutrinos, and comparable contributions of both lighter right-handed neutrinos to the resulting left-handed neutrino Majorana mass matrix. Because of obvious quark-lepton symmetry, this approach can be embedded into grand unified theories. The mass of the lightest neutrino does not depend on details of a model in the leading order. The right-handed neutrino scale can be identified with the GUT scale in which case the mass of the lightest neutrino is given as (m{sub top}{sup 2}/M{sub GUT}) vertical bar U{sub {tau}}{sub 1} vertical bar{sup 2}.

  18. Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand Michael D. Ernst, research advisor

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    Liskov, Barbara

    Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand David Saff Michael D. Ernst, research and Subject Descriptors: D.2.5 (Testing and Debug­ ging): Testing tools General Terms: Algorithms, Design, Performance, Verification Keywords: test factoring, mock objects, unit testing 1. Problem: slow, unfocused

  19. Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand Michael D. Ernst, research advisor

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    Liskov, Barbara

    Test Factoring: Focusing Test Suites for the Task at Hand David Saff Michael D. Ernst, research and Subject Descriptors: D.2.5 (Testing and Debug- ging): Testing tools General Terms: Algorithms, Design, Performance, Verification Keywords: test factoring, mock objects, unit testing 1. Problem: slow, unfocused

  20. Hand gesture recognition and tracking based on distributed locally linear embedding

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    Ge, Shuzhi Sam

    applications in the fields of virtual reality, sign language recognition and computer animation. Due vision system for human gesture recognition and tracking based on a new nonlinear dimensionality reduction method. Due to the variation of posture appearance, the rec- ognition and tracking of human hand

  1. Efficacy of Low Level Laser Therapy After Hand Flexor Tendon Repair

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    Ayad, K. E.; Abd El Mejeed, S. F. [Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University (Egypt); El Gohary, H. M.; Abd Elrahman, M.; Bekheet, A. B. [Al Sahel Teaching Hospital, Cairo (Egypt)

    2009-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Flexor tendon injury is a common problem requiring suturing repair followed by early postoperative mobilization. Muscle atrophy, joint stiffness, osteoarthritis, infection, skin necrosis, ulceration of joint cartilage and tendocutaneous adhesion are familiar complications produced by prolonged immobilization of surgically repaired tendon ruptures. The purpose of this study was to clarify the importance of low level laser therapy after hand flexor tendon repair in zone II. Thirty patients aging between 20 and 40 years were divided into two groups. Patients in group A (n = 15) received a conventional therapeutic exercise program while patients in group B (n = 15) received low level laser therapy combined with the same therapeutic exercise program. The results showed a statistically significant increase in total active motion of the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints as well as maximum hand grip strength at three weeks and three months postoperative, but improvement was more significant in group B. It was concluded that the combination of low level laser therapy and early therapeutic exercises was more effective than therapeutic exercises alone in improving total active motion of proximal and distal interphalangeal joints and hand grip strength after hand flexor tendon repair.

  2. Signatures for Right-Handed Neutrinos at the Large Hadron Collider

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    Huitu, Katri; Rai, Santosh Kumar [Department of Physics, University of Helsinki and Helsinki Institute of Physics, P.O. Box 64, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki (Finland); Khalil, Shaaban [Centre for Theoretical Physics, British University in Egypt, El Sherouk City, Postal No, 11837, P.O. Box 43 (Egypt); Department of Mathematics, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Science, Cairo, 11566 (Egypt); Okada, Hiroshi [Centre for Theoretical Physics, British University in Egypt, El Sherouk City, Postal No, 11837, P.O. Box 43 (Egypt)

    2008-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore possible signatures for right-handed neutrinos in a TeV scale B-L extension of the standard model at the Large Hadron Collider. The studied four lepton signal has a tiny standard model background. We find the signal experimentally accessible at the LHC for the considered parameter regions.

  3. ENGINEERING NOW No. 35 2010 College of Engineering Hands-on, Minds-on

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    art to build a 236-pound bridge in four minutes 12 Chasing after a $150,000 + prize incentive 14 an autonomous underwater vehicle 6,000 miles 18 Building a Formula-style race car serves as a college diploma of the classroom environment at Virginia Tech, and can be witnessed first-hand in the Ware Lab, an entire building

  4. MICU1 encodes a mitochondrial EF hand protein required for Ca21

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    South Bohemia, University of

    proteins16­18 . Because we lack specific, cell-permeant small molecules with which to interrogateARTICLES MICU1 encodes a mitochondrial EF hand protein required for Ca21 uptake Fabiana Perocchi1 of mitochondrial calcium uptake have been studied in detail, but the underlying proteins remain elusive. Here we

  5. Hands-On Component-Level Automation Courses for Technology and Engineering Students

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    Allen, Gale

    -level industrial automation at Minnesota State University, Mankato. In each of the past two years, senior studentsHands-On Component-Level Automation Courses for Technology and Engineering Students Gale R. Allen Technology (CET) have taken two semesters of training in automation. The students learned details

  6. Doppler effects in a left-handed material: a first-principle theoretical study

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    Sanshui Xiao; Min Qiu

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Doppler effects for the reflected wave from a moving media are systemically analyzed in this paper. The theoretical formula for the Doppler shift in the left-handed material, which is described by Drude's dispersion model, is presented. This formula is examined by first-principles numerical experiments, which are in agreement with the theoretical results.

  7. Direct Search for Right-handed Neutrinos and Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay

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    Takehiko Asaka; Shintaro Eijima

    2013-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider an extension of the Standard Model by two right-handed neutrinos, especially with masses lighter than charged $K$ meson. This simple model can realize the seesaw mechanism for neutrino masses and also the baryogenesis by flavor oscillations of right-handed neutrinos. We summarize the constraints on right-handed neutrinos from direct searches as well as the big bang nucleosynthesis. It is then found that the possible range for the quasi-degenerate mass of right-handed neutrinos is $M_N \\geq 163 \\MeV$ for normal hierarchy of neutrino masses, while $M_N = 188 \\text{--} 269 \\MeV$ and $M_N \\geq 285 \\MeV$ for inverted hierarchy case. Furthermore, we find in the latter case that the possible value of the Majorana phase is restricted for $M_N = 188 \\text{--} 350 \\MeV$, which leads to the fact that the rate of neutrinoless double beta decay is also limited.

  8. Understanding Single-Handed Mobile Device Interaction Amy K. Karlson, Benjamin B. Bederson

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    }@cs.umd.edu Jose L. Contreras-Vidal Cognitive-Motor Behavior Laboratory Kinesiology Department University with increasing numbers of functions, features, and applications. Unfortunately these divergent trends with this goal in mind. Small, light phones that are easy to control with one hand are unfriendly to thumbs due

  9. Editorial & Opinion Japan should put disputed isles back in private hands

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Editorial & Opinion Japan should put disputed isles back in private hands Business Times Singapore of its wartime actions. It is important for Mr Abe not to antagonise Japan's closest neighbours as well afford to be isolated. If the Shinto shrine continues to be unwilling to remove the war criminals

  10. Astronomy & Astrophysics manuscript no. ms6430 October 26, 2006 (DOI: will be inserted by hand later)

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    Brunthaler, Andreas

    : kinematics and dynamics -- Dark Matter 1. Introduction 1.1. Proper Motions in the Local Group Proper motion matter content of the Andromeda Galaxy M31 (Loeb et al. 2005). Water masers in Local Group galaxies have. On the other hand, Brunthaler et al. (2005) measured the proper motions of two groups of water masers

  11. Physics 1114: Unit 5 Hand-out Homework (Answers) Problem set 1

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    Mansell, Edward "Ted"

    Physics 1114: Unit 5 Hand-out Homework (Answers) Problem set 1 1. The flywheel on an experimental cm from the center of the flywheel is vt = r = 7.04 m/s. 2. A helicopter has blades that are 10 ft

  12. AWSOM: Adaptive, Hands-Off Stream Mining Spiros Papadimitriou Anthony Brockwell

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    published in Proceedings of VLDB 2003, Berlin, Germany, Sept. 2003. #12;Keywords: streams, data miningAWSOM: Adaptive, Hands-Off Stream Mining Spiros Papadimitriou Anthony Brockwell Christos Faloutsos of such data is of paramount importance. The combination of relatively limited resources (CPU, memory and

  13. Ocean Engineering at UNH THE OCEAN ENGINEERING program at UNH provides students with hands-on

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    Pringle, James "Jamie"

    -on opportunities for research in ocean renewable energy, remotely operated vehicles, ocean mapping, ocean acousticsOcean Engineering at UNH THE OCEAN ENGINEERING program at UNH provides students with hands, and coastal processes. The Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory is equipped with state

  14. Frictional heating and convective cooling of polycrystalline diamond drag tools during rock cutting

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    Ortega, A.; Glowka, D.A.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A numerical-analytical model is developed to predict temperatures in stud-mounted polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) drag tools during rock cutting. Experimental measurements of the convective heat transfer coefficient for PDC cutters are used in the model to predict temperatures under typical drilling conditions with fluid flow. The analysis compares favorably with measurements of frictional temperatures in controlled cutting tests on Tennessee marble. It is shown that mean cutter wearflat temperatures can be maintained below the critical value of 750{sup 0}C only under conditions of low friction at the cutter/rock interface. This is true, regardless of the level of convective cooling. In fact, a cooling limit is established above which increases in convective cooling do not further reduce cutter temperatures. The ability of liquid drilling fluids to reduce interface friction is thus shown to be far more important in preventing excessive temperatures than their ability to provide cutter cooling. Due to the relatively high interface friction developed under typical air drilling conditions, it is doubtful that temperatures can be kept subcritical at high rotary speeds in some formations when air is employed as the drilling fluid, regardless of the level of cooling achieved.

  15. Study for radionuclide transfer ratio of aerosols generated during heat cutting

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    Iguchi, Yukihiro; Baba, Tsutomu; Kawakami, Hiroto [Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization - JNES (Japan); Kitahara, Takashi; Watanabe, Atsushi [Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan); Kodama, Mitsuhiro [Nippon Nuclear Fuel Development Co., Ltd. (Japan)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The metallic elements with a low melting point and high vapor pressure seemed to transfer in aerosols selectively at dismantling reactor internals using heat cutting. Therefore, the arc melting tests of neutron irradiated zirconium alloy were conducted to investigate the radionuclide transfer behavior of aerosols generated during the heat cutting of activated metals. The arc melting test was conducted using a tungsten inert gas welding machine in an inert gas or air atmosphere. The radioactive aerosols were collected by filter and charcoal filter. The test sample was obtained from Zry-2 fuel cladding irradiated in a Japanese boiling water reactor for five fuel cycles. The activity analysis, chemical composition measurement and scanning electron microscope observation of aerosols were carried out. Some radionuclides were enriched in the aerosols generated in an inert gas atmosphere and the radionuclide transfer ratio did not change remarkably by the presence of air. The transfer ratio of Sb-125 was almost the same as that of Co-60. It was expected that Sb-125 was enriched from other elements since Sb is an element with a low melting point and high vapor pressure compared with the base metal (Zr). In the viewpoint of the environmental impact assessment, it became clear that the influence if Sb-125 is comparable to Co-60. The transfer ratio of Mn-54 was one order higher compared with other radionuclides. The results were discussed on the basis of thermal properties and oxide formation energy of the metallic elements. (authors)

  16. Hybrid Textures of the Right-Handed Majorana Neutrino Mass Matrix

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    Dev, S; Singh, Lal

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a systematic study of neutrino mass matrices having a vanishing cofactor and an equality between two cofactors of the mass matrix. Such texture structures of the effective neutrino mass matrix arise from type-I seesaw mechanism when the Dirac neutrino mass matrix is diagonal with equal elements and the right-handed Majorana neutrino mass matrix has hybrid textures with one equality of matrix elements and one zero matrix element. For three right-handed neutrinos there are sixty possible hybrid textures out of which only six are excluded by the present experimental data. We show that such textures can be derived using discrete symmetries. The predictions of experimentally allowed textures are examined for unknown parameters such as the effective Majorana mass of the electron neutrino and the Dirac-type CP-violating phase.

  17. Simultaneous laser cutting and welding of metal foil to edge of a plate

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    Pernicka, John C. (Fort Collins, CO); Benson, David K. (Golden, CO); Tracy, C. Edwin (Golden, CO)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of welding an ultra-thin foil to the edge of a thicker sheet to form a vacuum insulation panel comprising the steps of providing an ultra-thin foil having a thickness less than 0.002, providing a top plate having an edge and a bottom plate having an edge, clamping the foil to the edge of the plate wherein the clamps act as heat sinks to distribute heat through the foil, providing a laser, moving the laser relative to the foil and the plate edges to form overlapping weld beads to weld the foil to the plate edges while simultaneously cutting the foil along the weld line formed by the overlapping beads.

  18. Simultaneous laser cutting and welding of metal foil to edge of a plate

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    Pernicka, J.C.; Benson, D.K.; Tracy, C.E.

    1996-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is described for welding an ultra-thin foil to the edge of a thicker sheet to form a vacuum insulation panel comprising the steps of providing an ultra-thin foil having a thickness less than 0.002, providing a top plate having an edge and a bottom plate having an edge, clamping the foil to the edge of the plate wherein the clamps act as heat sinks to distribute heat through the foil, providing a laser, moving the laser relative to the foil and the plate edges to form overlapping weld beads to weld the foil to the plate edges while simultaneously cutting the foil along the weld line formed by the overlapping beads. 7 figs.

  19. Using Hydro-Cutting to Aid in Remediation of a Firing Range Contaminated with Depleted Uranium

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    Styvaert, Michael S.; Conley, Richard D.; Watters, David J.

    2003-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the challenges encountered in decommissioning a firing range that had been used to test fire depleted uranium rounds in the late 1950's and early 1960's. The paper details the operational challenges and innovative solutions involved in remediating and decommissioning a firing range bullet catcher once unexploded ordnance was discovered. It also discusses how the Army dealt with an intertwining web of regulatory and permit issues that arose in treating and disposing of multiple waste streams. The paper will show how the use of a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Temporary Authorization allowed the Army to deal with the treatment of a variety of waste streams and how hydro-cutting process was used to demilitarize the potentially unexploded rounds.

  20. Epicormic branching on Central Appalachian hardwoods 10 years after deferment cutting. Forest Service research paper

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    Miller, G.W.

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Epicormic branching as monitored over a 10-year period following deferment cutting in four central Appalachian hardwood stands in West Virginia. Data from 545 codominant residual trees indicated that the average number of epicormic branches on the butt and second 16-food log sections increased significantly for the first 2 years after treatment. For upper log sections of basswood, northern red oak, and black cherry, significant increases continued from the second to the tenth year. The net effect on quality was that 11 percent of residual trees exhibited a reduction in butt-log grade due to epicormic branching. Of the few grade reductions observed, white oak, northern red oak, and black cherry were the most susceptible. Less than 1 percent of yellow-poplar trees had lower grades due to epicormic branching.

  1. Considerations for centralized packaging of beef retail cuts / by Davey Brian Griffin

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    Griffin, Davey Brian

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    nt) December 1981 AB S TRACT Considerations for Centralized Packaging of Beef Retail Cuts. (December 1981) Davey Brian Griffin, B. S. , Texas A&M University Co-Chairmen of Advisory Committee: Dr. J. W. Savell Dr. G. C. Smith A two-part study... film (days) (days) 2M 75: Display i~tom High d ~h (drys) 2T. 7't 2't 7'C 12 0 13. 34 13. 01 1 12. 90 12. 55 2 12. 21 11. 52 3 11. 26 10. 72 4 11. 27 10. 19 5 9. 90 9. 47 g 6 9. 20 8. 538 0 13. 69 13. 76 11. 97 11. 34 11. 75 11. 01 10. 66...

  2. "You Can Do It" Basic Home Repair Using Hand and Power Tools

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    1 "You Can Do It" Basic Home Repair Using Hand and Power Tools by Janie L. Harris Extension Housing guard housing. Place the tool rest 1/8 inch from the wheel on bench-mounted units. Before starting://www.cdc.gov/nasd/docs/ University of Denver, Risk Management http://www.du.edu/risk/Tool_Safety.html #12;2 "You Can Do It" Basic

  3. Evaluation of four selected servo hand controls for severely handicapped drivers

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    Sexton, Donna Jean

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF SCIENCE December 1979 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering EVALUATION OF FOUR SELECTED SERVO HAND CONTROLS FOR SEVERELY HANDICAPPED DRIVERS A Thesis by DONNA JEAN SEXTON Approved as to style and content by: (Co-Chairman of Committee) (Co... CURRENT TRENDS IN AUTOMOTIVE ADAPTIVE CONTROLS Mechanical Adaptive Controls Power Assist Adaptive Controls Joystick Controls METHOD Subjects The Tracking Task Apparatus DATA REDUCTION Analog to Digital Conversion Data Cleanup Calculation...

  4. Refine your search Select options from the menu on the left hand

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    Yener, Aylin

    ://psu.summon.serialssolutions.comhttp://psu.summon.serialssolutions.com F I N A L LY : RESEARCH AS EASYAS 1-2-3 #12;1 Enter search term into search box. 2 Refine results relevant articles were published in that year. Include or Exclude subject terms from your searchRefine your search Select options from the menu on the left hand side of the results screen

  5. Aircraft de-icer: Recycling can cut carbon emissions in half

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    Johnson, Eric P., E-mail: ejohnson@ecosite.co.uk

    2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Flight-safety regulations in most countries require aircraft to be ice-free upon takeoff. In icy weather, this means that the aircraft usually must be de-iced (existing ice is removed) and sometimes anti-iced (to protect against ice-reformation). For both processes, aircraft typically are sprayed with an 'antifreeze' solution, consisting mainly of glycol diluted with water. This de/anti-icing creates an impact on the environment, of which environmental regulators have grown increasingly conscious. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for example, recently introduced stricter rules that require airports above minimum size to collect de-icing effluents and send them to wastewater treatment. De-icer collection and treatment is already done at most major airports, but a few have gone one step further: rather than putting the effluent to wastewater, they recycle it. This study examines the carbon savings that can be achieved by recycling de-icer. There are two key findings. One, recycling, as opposed to not recycling, cuts the footprint of aircraft de-icing by 40-50% - and even more, in regions where electricity-generation is cleaner. Two, recycling petrochemical-based de-icer generates a 15-30% lower footprint than using 'bio' de-icer without recycling. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Carbon footprint of aircraft de-icing can be measured. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Recycling aircraft de-icer cuts the footprint of aircraft de-icing by 40-50%. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Recycling 'fossil' de-icer is lower carbon than not recycling 'bio' de-icer.

  6. Studies of the frictional heating of polycrystalline diamond compact drag tools during rock cutting

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    Ortega, A.; Glowka, D.A.

    1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A numerical-analytical model is developed to analyze temperatures in polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) drag tools subject to localized frictional heating at a worn flat area and convective cooling at exposed lateral surfaces. Experimental measurements of convective heat transfer coefficients of PDC cutters in a uniform crossflow are presented and used in the model to predict temperatures under typical drilling conditions with fluid flow. The analysis compares favorably with measurements of frictional temperatures in controlled cutting tests on Tennessee marble. It is found that average temperatures at the wearflat contact zone vary directly with frictional force per unit area and are proportional to the one-half power of the cutting speed at the velocities investigated. Temperatures are found to be much more sensitive to decreases in the dynamic friction by lubrication than to increases in convective cooling rates beyond currently achievable levels with water or drilling fluids. It is shown that use of weighted drilling fluids may actually decrease cooling rates compared to those achieved with pure water. It is doubtful that tool temperatures can be kept below critical levels (750/sup 0/C) if air is employed as the drilling fluid. The degree of tool wear is found to have a major influence on the thermal response of the friction contact zone, so that for equal heating per contact area, a worn tool will run much hotter than a sharp tool. It is concluded that tool temperatures may be kept below critical levels with conventional water or mud cooling as long as the fluid provides good cutter-rock lubrication.

  7. Restoration of Parity and the Right-Handed Analog of the CKM Matrix

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    Senjanovi?, Goran

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a recent Letter we determined analytically the right-handed quark mixing matrix in the minimal Left-Right symmetric theory with generalized Parity. We derived its explicit form as a series expansion in a small parameter that measures the departure from hermiticity of quark mass matrices. Here we analyze carefully the convergence of the series by including higher order terms and by comparing with numerical results. We apply our findings to some phenomenological applications such as the production and decays of the right-handed gauge boson $W_R$, the neutrinoless double beta decay, the decays of the heavy scalar doublet, the strong CP parameter and the theoretical limits on the new mass scale from the $K$ and $B$-meson physics. In particular, we demonstrate that the relevant coupling for the production of the $W_R$ gauge boson at hadronic colliders and for the neutrinoless double beta decay equals its left-handed counterpart, within a percent. We also demonstrate that the stability of the theoretical lower l...

  8. {mu}-{tau} symmetry, sterile right-handed neutrinos, and leptogenesis

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    Riazuddin [National Centre for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Leptogenesis is studied in a seesaw model with {mu}-{tau} symmetry for SU{sub L}(2)-singlet right-handed neutrinos. It is shown that lepton asymmetry is not zero and is given by the square of the solar neutrino mass difference and can be of the right order of magnitude. Further it involves the same Majorana phase which appears in the neutrinoless double {beta}-decay. In this framework one of the right-handed seesaw partners of light neutrinos can be made massless. This can be identified with a sterile neutrino, once it acquires a tiny mass ({approx_equal}1 eV) when {mu}-{tau} symmetry is broken in the right-handed neutrino sector. The above mentioned sterile neutrino together with another one can be identified to explain the MiniBooNE and LSND results. The light 5x5 neutrino mass matrix is completely fixed if CP is conserved and so is the effective mass for neutrinoless double {beta}-decay.

  9. AC 2010-415: IMPROVED STUDENT LEARNING OF MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS THROUGH HANDS-ON AND ONLINE EXPERIENCE

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    LaMeres, Brock J.

    AC 2010-415: IMPROVED STUDENT LEARNING OF MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS THROUGH HANDS-ON AND ONLINE of Microprocessor Systems Through Hands-On and Online Experience Abstract This paper describes an approach to assess and improve the understanding of microprocessor systems for electrical and computer engineering students

  10. Talk to the Virtual Hands: Self-Animated Avatars Improve Communication in Head-Mounted Display Virtual

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    Talk to the Virtual Hands: Self-Animated Avatars Improve Communication in Head-Mounted Display Virtual Environments Trevor J. Dodds1 *, Betty J. Mohler1 , Heinrich H. Bu¨ lthoff1,2 1 Human Perception¨lthoff HH (2011) Talk to the Virtual Hands: Self-Animated Avatars Improve Communication in Head

  11. NONLINEAR FORCE PROFILE USED TO INCREASE THE PERFORMANCE OF A HAPTIC USER INTERFACE FOR TELEOPERATING A ROBOTIC HAND

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    Anthony L. Crawford

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MODIFIED PAPER TITLE AND ABSTRACT DUE TO SLIGHTLY MODIFIED SCOPE: TITLE: Nonlinear Force Profile Used to Increase the Performance of a Haptic User Interface for Teleoperating a Robotic Hand Natural movements and force feedback are important elements in using teleoperated equipment if complex and speedy manipulation tasks are to be accomplished in hazardous environments, such as hot cells, glove boxes, decommissioning, explosives disarmament, and space. The research associated with this paper hypothesizes that a user interface and complementary radiation compatible robotic hand that integrates the human hand’s anthropometric properties, speed capability, nonlinear strength profile, reduction of active degrees of freedom during the transition from manipulation to grasping, and just noticeable difference force sensation characteristics will enhance a user’s teleoperation performance. The main contribution of this research is in that a system that concisely integrates all these factors has yet to be developed and furthermore has yet to be applied to a hazardous environment as those referenced above. In fact, the most prominent slave manipulator teleoperation technology in use today is based on a design patented in 1945 (Patent 2632574) [1]. The robotic hand/user interface systems of similar function as the one being developed in this research limit their design input requirements in the best case to only complementing the hand’s anthropometric properties, speed capability, and linearly scaled force application relationship (e.g. robotic force is a constant, 4 times that of the user). In this paper a nonlinear relationship between the force experienced between the user interface and the robotic hand was devised based on property differences of manipulation and grasping activities as they pertain to the human hand. The results show that such a relationship when subjected to a manipulation task and grasping task produces increased performance compared to the traditional linear scaling techniques used by other systems. Key Words: Teleoperation, Robotic Hand, Robotic Force Scaling

  12. Alginate-Based Edible Coating to Enhance Quality and Shelf-Life of Fresh-Cut Watermelon (Citrullus Lanatus)

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    Sipahi, Rabia

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    of multilayered antimicrobial edible coating on the shelf-life of fresh-cut watermelon while keeping its original attributes for longer, without affecting its sensory properties. A set of solutions containing sodium alginate (0.5, 1, 2% w/w), beta...

  13. Development of an Alginate-based Antimicrobial Edible Coating to Extend the Shelf-life of Fresh-cut Pineapple

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    Mantilla, Natalia

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    and beneficial components of fresh-cut pineapple is coating the fruit with an edible material, a coating. This coating acts as a barrier against moisture loss and gas exchanges and can be a carrier of other components like antimicrobials, which can help to extend...

  14. Customer satisfaction for beef: home-use tests and objective measures to evaluate three retail cuts at different quality levels

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    Neely, Tracey Renee

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , participated in a six-week home-use test of the three cuts and four quality grade levels completing a questionnaire for each steak evaluated. Trained sensory panel and Wamer-Bratzler shear force determination (WBS) provided objective measures for each subprimal...

  15. To appear in IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems Min-Cut Floorplacement

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    Markov, Igor

    determined manually. Moreover, this step is generally performed only once and separate from cell placement, which includes cell placement, floorplanning, mixed-size placement and achieving routability. At every step of min-cut placement, either partitioning or wirelength- driven, fixed-outline floorplanning

  16. Electric Power Network Security Analysis via Minimum Cut Relaxation Kin Cheong Sou, Henrik Sandberg and Karl Henrik Johansson

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    ) and ma directed arcs (i.e., transmission lines) on which power flows. The flow can The authorsElectric Power Network Security Analysis via Minimum Cut Relaxation Kin Cheong Sou, Henrik Sandberg the security of power transmission networks is presented. In order to strategically allocate protection devices

  17. Development of an Alginate-based Antimicrobial Edible Coating to Extend the Shelf-life of Fresh-cut Pineapple 

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    Mantilla, Natalia

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    and beneficial components of fresh-cut pineapple is coating the fruit with an edible material, a coating. This coating acts as a barrier against moisture loss and gas exchanges and can be a carrier of other components like antimicrobials, which can help to extend...

  18. PNNL Lab Homes Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:00 am 12:00 pm

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    PNNL Lab Homes Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tuesday, November 15, 2011 · 10:00 am ­ 12:00 pm 6th Street and Q Avenue, PNNL Campus · Richland, Washington Sponsors DOE/BT/Building America · DOE/BT/Windows and Envelope R&D DOE/Office of Electricity · Bonneville Power Administration PNNL Facilities · City of Richland

  19. INFLUENCE OF SUBSTRATE OFF-CUT ON THE DEFECT STRUCTURE IN RELAXED GRADED Si-Ge/Si LAYERS

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    INFLUENCE OF SUBSTRATE OFF-CUT ON THE DEFECT STRUCTURE IN RELAXED GRADED Si-Ge/Si LAYERS SRIKANTH B and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095. ABSTRACT Relaxed graded Si-Ge/Si layers can of these applications requires a different final Ge concentration in the graded Si-Ge layer. With increasing Ge content

  20. Decline in antigenicity of tumour markers by storage time using pathology sections cut from tissue micro-arrays

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    Blows, Fiona M.; Ali, H. Raza; Dawson, Sarah-Jane; Le Quesne, John; Provenzano, Elena; Caldas, Carlos; Pharoah, Paul D. P.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of processing TMA sections after cutting – immediate staining, staining after one year and staining after one year coated in wax – on the IHC results for: progesterone receptor (PGR), a routinely-used, robust antibody, and MKI67, which is generally considered...

  1. Colonization, clear-cutting, and cornfields: Rural migration and deforestation in The Sierra de Lacandn National Park, Petn, Guatemala

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    Lopez-Carr, David

    1 Colonization, clear-cutting, and cornfields: Rural migration and deforestation in The Sierra de variability in the amount of forest cleared in the sample. While the high deforestation group cleared an average of 13.6 hectares, or 49% of their forest during the time period, the low deforestation group

  2. EUROGRAPHICS 2010 / H. P. A. Lensch and S. Seipel Short Paper Ray Tracing using Hierarchies of Slab Cut Balls

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    Larsson, Thomas

    hierarchy (BVH) [KK86, WBS07, DHK07]. This paper presents an initial study on ray tracing using an enclosing shape called the Slab Cut Ball (SCB) in the BVH. An SCB is the intersection volume of the space between utilized recently in collision detection with promis- ing results [LAM09]. The main advantages of the SCB

  3. Please consider the environment before printing Cameroon agrees to cut illegal wood out of its supply chain

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    Please consider the environment before printing Cameroon agrees to cut illegal wood out of its hardwoods, Cameroon, has announced today a trade agreement with the European Union (EU) to rid all illegal and consumers of tropical timber, Cameroon and the EU have a joint responsibility to eradicate illegal logging

  4. Gasification advanced research and technology development (AR and TD) cross-cut meeting and review. [US DOE supported

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    Not Available

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy gasification advanced research and technology development (AR and TD) cross-cut meeting and review was held June 24 to 26, 1981, at Germantown, Maryland. Forty-eight papers from the proceedings have been entered individually into EDB and ERA. (LTN)

  5. Facets for Continuous Multi-Mixing Set and Its Generalizations: Strong Cuts for Multi-Module Capacitated Lot-Sizing Problem 

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    Bansal, Manish

    2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    in this dissertation generalizes cut-generating methods such as mixed integer rounding (MIR), mixed MIR, continuous mixing, n-step MIR, mixed n-step MIR, migling, and n-step mingling, along with various well-known families of cuts for problems such as multi...

  6. A chiral route to pulling optical forces and left-handed optical torques

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    Canaguier-Durand, Antoine

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze how chirality can generate pulling optical forces and left-handed torques by cross-coupling linear-to-angular momenta between the light field and the chiral object. In the dipolar regime, we reveal that such effects can emerge from a competition between non-chiral and chiral contributions to dissipative optical forces and torques, a competition balanced by the strength of chirality of the object. We extend the analysis to large chiral spheres where the interplay between chirality and multipolar resonances can give rise to a break of symmetry that flips the signs of both optical forces and torques.

  7. Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Quality Assurance Manual

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    C. L. Smith; R. Nims; K. J. Kvarfordt; C. Wharton

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The role of the INL in this project is that of software developer and tester. This development takes place using formal software development procedures and is subject to quality assurance (QA) processes. The purpose of this document is to describe how the SAPHIRE software QA is performed for Version 6 and 7, what constitutes its parts, and limitations of those processes.

  8. Z'-induced Invisible Right-handed Sneutrino Decays at the LHC

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    Abdallah, W; Khalil, S; Moretti, S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The invisible signals of right-handed sneutrino decays originating from a Z' are analysed at the Large Hadron Collider. The possibility of accessing these events helps disentangling the B-L extension of Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model from more popular scenarios of Supersymmetry. We assess the scope of the CERN machine in establishing the aforementioned signatures when accompanied by mono-jet, single-photon or Z-radiation probes through sophisticated signal-to-background simulations carried out in presence of parton shower, hadronisation as well as detector effects. We find substantial sensitivity to all such signals for standard luminosities at Run 2.

  9. HumanWildlife Interactions 6(2): Fall 2012 Effects of grassland alteration from mowing

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    , Dolbeer et al. 2009). According to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the average annual cost and aircraft (i.e., bird strikes) have occurred since the beginning of aviation and have resulted in human of bird and other wildlife strikes in the United States to the civil aviation industry is estimated

  10. Influence of burning and mowing on an eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) community in South Central Texas

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    Cadenhead, James Frank

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . This tall, robust grass attracted the settlers and was often first to be fenced and utilized as pasture (Polk and Adcook 1964). Eastern gamagrass dominated grasslands were once extensively distributed and widely utilized for human food (Komarek 1965...), wildlife and livestock grazing, and hay (Polk and Adcock 1964). Gamagrass has, however, been eliminated or greatly reduced in abundanoe in relation to its former distribution. This reduction was primarily due to overgrazing, extensive hay production...

  11. Alternative Fuels Data Center: Texas Puts a New Spin on Mowing

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office511041cloth DocumentationProductsAlternative FuelsSanta Fe Metro Fleet RunsTexas Puts a New Spin on

  12. Cut-offs and pile-ups in shock acceleration spectra

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    R. J. Protheroe; Todor Stanev

    1998-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We have examined cutoffs and pile-ups due to various processes in the spectra of particles produced by shock acceleration, and found that, even in the absence of energy losses, the shape of the spectrum of accelerated particles at energies well below the nominal maximum energy depends strongly on the energy dependence of the diffusion coefficient. This has implications in many areas, for example, in fitting the observed cosmic ray spectrum with models based on power-law source spectra and rigidity dependent diffusive escape from the galaxy. With continuous energy losses, prominent pile-ups may arise, and these should be included when modelling synchrotron X-ray and inverse Compton gamma-ray spectra from a shock-accelerated electron population. We have developed a Monte Carlo/numerical technique to model the shape of the spectrum for the case of non-continuous energy losses such as inverse Compton scattering in the Klein-Nishina regime. We find that the shapes of the resulting cut-offs differ substantially from those arising from continuous processes, and we suggest that such differences could be observable through their effect on the spectrum of radiation emitted by a population of recently accelerated electrons as, for example, may exist in young supernova remnants.

  13. Multipole vector anomalies in the first-year WMAP data: a cut-sky analysis

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    P. Bielewicz; H. K. Eriksen; A. J. Banday; K. M. Gorski; P. B. Lilje

    2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We apply the recently defined multipole vector framework to the frequency-specific first-year WMAP sky maps, estimating the low-l multipole coefficients from the high-latitude sky by means of a power equalization filter. While most previous analyses of this type have considered only heavily processed (and foreground-contaminated) full-sky maps, the present approach allows for greater control of residual foregrounds, and therefore potentially also for cosmologically important conclusions. The low-l spherical harmonics coefficients and corresponding multipole vectors are tabulated for easy reference. Using this formalism, we re-assess a set of earlier claims of both cosmological and non-cosmological low-l correlations based on multipole vectors. First, we show that the apparent l=3 and 8 correlation claimed by Copi et al. (2004) is present only in the heavily processed map produced by Tegmark et al. (2003), and must therefore be considered an artifact of that map. Second, the well-known quadrupole-octopole correlation is confirmed at the 99% significance level, and shown to be robust with respect to frequency and sky cut. Previous claims are thus supported by our analysis. Finally, the low-l alignment with respect to the ecliptic claimed by Schwarz et al. (2004) is nominally confirmed in this analysis, but also shown to be very dependent on severe a-posteriori choices. Indeed, we show that given the peculiar quadrupole-octopole arrangement, finding such a strong alignment with the ecliptic is not unusual.

  14. Diagnosing GRB Prompt Emission Site with Spectral Cut-Off Energy

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    Nayantara Gupta; Bing Zhang

    2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The site and mechanism of gamma-ray burst (GRB) prompt emission is still unknown. Although internal shocks have been widely discussed as the emission site of GRBs, evidence supporting other emission sites have been also suggested recently, including the closer-in photosphere where the fireball becomes transparent and further-out radii near the fireball deceleration radius where magnetic dissipation may be important. With the successful operation of the GLAST experiment, prompt high energy emission spectra from many GRBs would be detected in the near future. We suggest that the cut-off energy of the prompt emission spectrum from a GRB depends on both the fireball bulk Lorentz factor and the unknown emission radius from the central engine. If the bulk Lorentz factor could be independently measured (e.g. from early afterglow observations), the observed spectral cutoff energy can be used to diagnose the emission site of gamma-rays. This would provide valuable information to understand the physical origin of the GRB promp emission.

  15. Cut-off free finite zero-point vacuum energy and the cosmological missing mass problem

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    N. Kumar

    1999-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    As the mass-energy is universally self-gravitating, the gravitational binding energy must be subtracted self-consistently from its bare mass value so as to give the physical gravitational mass. Such a self-consistent gravitational self-energy correction can be made non-perturbatively by the use of a gravitational `charging' technique, where we calculate the incremental change $dm$ of the physical mass of the cosmological object, of size $r_o$ due to the accretion of a bare mass $dM$, corresponding to the gravitational coupling-in of the successive zero-point vacuum modes, i.e., of the Casimir energy, whose bare value $\\Sigma_{\\bf k} \\hbar ck$ is infinite. Integrating the `charging' equation, $dm = dM - (3\\alpha/5)Gm\\Delta M/r_o c^2$, we get a gravitational mass for the cosmological object that remains finite even in the limit of the infinite zero-point vacuum energy, i.e., without any ultraviolet cut-off imposed. Here $\\alpha$ is a geometrical factor of order unity. Also, setting $r_o = c/H$, the Hubble length, we get the corresponding cosmological density parameter $\\Omega \\simeq 1$, without any adjustable parameter. The cosmological significance of this finite and unique contribution of the otherwise infinite zero-point vacuum energy to the density parameter can hardly be overstated.

  16. Proceedings of the Efficient Separations and Processing Cross-Cutting Program Annual Technical Exchange Meeting

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    NONE

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document contains summaries of technology development presented at the 1995 Efficient Separations and Processing Cross-Cutting Program (ESP) Annual Technical Exchange Meeting. The ESP is sponsored by the US Department of Energy`s Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Technology Development. The meeting is held annually to promote a free exchange of ideas among technology developers, potential users (for example, EM focus areas), and other interested parties within EM. During this meeting, developers of ESP-funded technologies describe the problems and needs addressed by their technologies; the technical approach, accomplishments, and resolution of issues; the strategy and schedule for commercialization; and evolving potential applications. Presenters are asked to address the following areas: Target waste management problem, waste stream, or data need; scientific background and technical approach; technical accomplishments and resolution of technical issues; schedule and strategy for commercializing and implementing the technology or acquiring needed data; potential alternate applications of the technology or data, including outside of DOE/EM. The meeting is not a program review of the individual tasks or subtasks; but instead focuses on the technical aspects and implementation of ESP-sponsored technology or data. The meeting is also attended by members of the ESP Technical Review Team, who have the opportunity at that time to review the ESP as a whole.

  17. Nonlinear coupling of left and right handed circularly polarized dispersive Alfvén wave

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    Sharma, R. P., E-mail: rpsharma@ces.iitd.ac.in; Sharma, Swati, E-mail: swati.sharma704@gmail.com; Gaur, Nidhi, E-mail: nidhiphysics@gmail.com [Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110016 (India)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The nonlinear phenomena are of prominent interests in understanding the particle acceleration and transportation in the interplanetary space. The ponderomotive nonlinearity causing the filamentation of the parallel propagating circularly polarized dispersive Alfvén wave having a finite frequency may be one of the mechanisms that contribute to the heating of the plasmas. The contribution will be different of the left (L) handed mode, the right (R) handed mode, and the mix mode. The contribution also depends upon the finite frequency of the circularly polarized waves. In the present paper, we have investigated the effect of the nonlinear coupling of the L and R circularly polarized dispersive Alfvén wave on the localized structures formation and the respective power spectra. The dynamical equations are derived in the presence of the ponderomotive nonlinearity of the L and R pumps and then studied semi-analytically as well as numerically. The ponderomotive nonlinearity accounts for the nonlinear coupling between both the modes. In the presence of the adiabatic response of the density fluctuations, the nonlinear dynamical equations satisfy the modified nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The equations thus obtained are solved in solar wind regime to study the coupling effect on localization and the power spectra. The effect of coupling is also studied on Faraday rotation and ellipticity of the wave caused due to the difference in the localization of the left and the right modes with the distance of propagation.

  18. Structure of a Designed, Right-Handed Coiled-Coil Tetramer Containing All Biological Amino Acids

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    Sales, M.; Plecs, J.J.; Holton, J.M.; Alber, T.

    2009-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The previous design of an unprecedented family of two-, three-, and four-helical, right-handed coiled coils utilized nonbiological amino acids to efficiently pack spaces in the oligomer cores. Here we show that a stable, right-handed parallel tetrameric coiled coil, called RH4B, can be designed entirely using biological amino acids. The X-ray crystal structure of RH4B was determined to 1.1 {angstrom} resolution using a designed metal binding site to coordinate a single Yb{sup 2+} ion per 33-amino acid polypeptide chain. The resulting experimental phases were particularly accurate, and the experimental electron density map provided an especially clear, unbiased view of the molecule. The RH4B structure closely matched the design, with equivalent core rotamers and an overall root-mean-square deviation for the N-terminal repeat of the tetramer of 0.24 {angstrom}. The clarity and resolution of the electron density map, however, revealed alternate rotamers and structural differences between the three sequence repeats in the molecule. These results suggest that the RH4B structure populates an unanticipated variety of structures.

  19. The design of a hybrid DC motor/SMA actuated robotic hand based on physiological and anatomical synergies

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    Rosmarin, Josiah Benjamin

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new approach to the design and control of multi-fingered hands using hybrid DC motor-Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) array actuators is presented in this thesis. The fundamental design concept is based on the principle of motor ...

  20. Restored Drill Cuttings for Wetlands Creation: Results of Mesocosm Approach to Emulate Field Conditions Under Varying Salinity and Hydrologic Conditions

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    Hester, Mark W.; Shaffer, Gary P.; Willis, Jonathan M.; DesRoches, Dennis J.

    2002-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Both interstitial water and plant tissue associated with the DC-A substrate exhibited low metal concentrations. Also in agreement with the previous study, plant performance in the DC-A substrate was found to be comparable to plant performance in the dredge spoil and topsoil substrates. This was extremely important because it indicated that the drill cuttings themselves served as an excellent substrate for wetland plant growth, but that the processing and stabilization techniques and drilling fluid formulations required further refinement.

  1. An investigation into the cutting forces generated for sharp and dull end milling tools used in Flexible Manufacturing Systems

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    Jones, Alan Sam

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PRODUCTION AND LABORATORY ENVIRONMENTS Production Environment End Milling Tools Fritz Werner Machining Center Promess System Laboratory Environment Vertical Milling Machine Workpiece Material and Coolant Dynamometer Charge Amplifiers Data.... CUTTING TOOL WORKPIECE DYNAMOMETER CHARGE AMPLIFIERS A/D BOARD MICROCOMPUTER Figure 2, Schematic of experimental setup. Vertical Milling Machine A Hurco CNC three axis vertical milhng machine, model KM-3P, was used to perform the experunents...

  2. Trace-element geochemistry of gradient hole cuttings: Beowawe geothermal area, Nevada

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    Christensen, O.D.

    1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multielement geochemical analysis of drill cuttings from 26 shallow temperature-gradient drill holes and of surface rock samples reveals trace element distributions developed within these rocks as a consequence of chemical interaction with thermal fluid within the Beowawe geothermal area. The presently discharging thermal fluids are dilute in all components except silica, suggesting that the residence time of these fluids within the thermal reservoir has been short and that chemical interaction with the reservoir rock minimal. Interaction between these dilute fluids and rocks within the system has resulted in the development of weak chemical signatures. The absence of stronger signatures in rocks associated with the present system suggests that fluids have had a similar dilute chemistry for some time. The spatial distribution of elements commonly associated with geothermal systems, such as As, Hg and Li, and neither laterally nor vertically continuous. This suggests that there is not now, nor has there been in the past, pervasive movement of thermal fluid throughout the sampled rock but, instead, that isolated chemical anomalies represent distinct fluid-flow chanels. Discontinuous As, Li and Hg concentrations near White Canyon to the east of the presently active surface features record the effects of chemical interaction of rocks with fluids chemically unlike the presently discharging fluids. The observed trace element distributions suggest that historically the Beowawe area has been the center of more than one hydrothermal event and that the near-surface portion of the present hot-water geothermal system is controlled by a single source fracture, the Malpais Fault, or an intersection of faults at the sinter terrace.

  3. TAYLOR, KINLEY BRITT. Identifying and Modeling Perceptions of Risk Factors in Hand Hygiene during Healthcare Operations. (Under the direction of Dr. David B. Kaber.)

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    Kaber, David B.

    ABSTRACT TAYLOR, KINLEY BRITT. Identifying and Modeling Perceptions of Risk Factors in Hand Hygiene, hand hygiene is considered to be one of the primary practices to prevent hospital acquired infections. However, hand hygiene compliance remains low in the vast majority of healthcare facilities, averaging

  4. Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Tutorial

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    C. L. Smith; S. T. Beck; S. T. Wood

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) refers to a set of computer programs that were developed to create and analyze probabilistic risk assessment (PRAs). This volume is the tutorial manual for the SAPHIRE system. In this document, a series of lessons are provided that guide the user through basic steps common to most analyses preformed with SAPHIRE. The tutorial is divided into two major sections covering both basic and advanced features. The section covering basic topics contains lessons that lead the reader through development of a probabilistic hypothetical problem involving a vehicle accident, highlighting the program’s most fundamental features. The advanced features section contains additional lessons that expand on fundamental analysis features of SAPHIRE and provide insights into more complex analysis techniques. Together, these two elements provide an overview into the operation and capabilities of the SAPHIRE software.

  5. Laterally Interconnected Self-Organizing Maps in Hand-Written Digit Recognition

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    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An application of laterally interconnected self-organizing maps (LISSOM) to handwritten digit recognition is presented. The lateral connections learn the correlations of activity between units on the map. The resulting excitatory connections focus the activity into local patches and the inhibitory connections decorrelate redundant activity on the map. The map thus forms internal representations that are easy to recognize with e.g. a perceptron network. The recognition rate on a subset of NIST database 3 is 4.0% higher with LISSOM than with a regular Self-Organizing Map (SOM) as the front end, and 15.8% higher than recognition of raw input bitmaps directly. These results form a promising starting point for building pattern recognition systems with a LISSOM map as a front end. 1 Introduction Hand-written digit recognition has become one of the touchstone problems in neural networks recently. Large databases of training examples such as the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Tech...

  6. Family symmetry and single right-handed neutrino dominance in five dimensions

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    Eisele, Marc-Thomas; Haba, Naoyuki [Physik-Department, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, James-Franck-Strasse, 85748 Garching (Germany)

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider several neutrino mass models in an extra-dimensional setting on a quantitative level. All the models are set in a five-dimensional scenario, with the standard model (SM) particles living on a brane, while three additional SM gauge singlets live in the bulk of an extra dimension, which is compactified on a S{sup 1}/Z{sub 2} orbifold. The spontaneous breaking of an additional, continuous U(1) family symmetry is used to generate suitable neutrino mass matrices via single right-handed neutrino dominance through the corresponding five-dimensional extension of the seesaw mechanism. In this manner, possible problems of this combination for some models in four dimensions could be overcome. The considered models differ with respect to the charges under the family symmetry and the nature of the five-dimensional Majorana mass term.

  7. Deflation for inversion with multiple right-hand sides in QCD

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    A. Stathopoulos, A.M. Abdel-Rehim, K. Orginos,

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most calculations in lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) involve the solution of a series of linear systems of equations with exceedingly large matrices and a large number of right hand sides. Iterative methods for these problems can be sped up significantly if we deflate approximations of appropriate invariant spaces from the initial guesses. Recently we have developed eigCG, a modification of the Conjugate Gradient (CG) method, which while solving a linear system can reuse a window of the CG vectors to compute eigenvectors almost as accurately as the Lanczos method. The number of approximate eigenvectors can increase as more systems are solved. In this paper we review some of the characteristics of eigCG and show how it helps remove the critical slowdown in QCD calculations. Moreover, we study scaling with lattice volume and an extension of the technique to nonsymmetric problems.

  8. Structure of a CutA1 divalent-cation tolerance protein from Cryptosporidium parvum, the protozoal parasite responsible for cryptosporidiosis

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    Buchko, Garry W.; Robinson, Howard; Abendroth, Jan; Clitfon, Mathew C.; Zhang, Yanfeng; Hewitt, Stephen N.; Staker, Bart L.; Van Voorhis, Wesley C.; Mylera, Peter J.

    2015-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cryptosporidiosis is an infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites from the Cryptosporidium species. Infection is associated with mild to severe diarrhea that usually resolves spontaneously in healthy human adults, but may lead to severe complications in young children and in immunocompromised patients. The genome of Cryptosporidium parvum contains a gene, CUTA_CRYPI, that may play a role in regulating the intracellular concentration of copper, a toxic element if left unchecked. Here we report the crystal structure for this CutA1 protein, Cp-CutA1, is reported at 2.0 Å resolution (4E98). As observed for other CutA1 structures, the 117-residue protein is a trimer withmore »a core ferrodoxin-like fold. Circular dichroism spectroscopy shows little unfolding of Cp-CutA1 up to 353 K. This robustness is corroborated by ¹H-¹?N HSQC spectra at 333 K that is characteristic of a folded protein, suggesting NMR spectroscopy may be a useful tool to further probe the function of the CutA1 proteins. While robust, Cp-CutA1 is not as stable as the homologous protein from a hyperthermophile, perhaps due to a wide ?-bulgein ?2 that protrudes P48 and S49 outside the ?-sheet.« less

  9. Right-handed Majorana Neutrino Mass Matrices for Generating Bimaximal Mixings in Degenerate and Inverted Models of Neutrinos

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    Mahadev Patgiri; N. Nimai Singh

    2003-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    An attempt is made to generate the bimaximal mixings of the three species of neutrinos from the textures of the right-handed Majorana neutrino mass matrices. We extend our earlier work in this paper for the generation of the nearly degenerate as well as the inverted hierarchical models of the left-handed Majorana neutrino mass matrices using the non-diagonal textures of the right-handed Majorana neutrino mass matrices and the diagonal form of the Dirac neutrino mass matrices, within the frame work of the seesaw mechanism in a model independent way. Such Majorana neutrino mass models are important to explain the recently reported result on the neutrinoless double beat decay (0/nu/beta/beta) experiment,together with the earlier established data on LMA MSW solar and atmospheric neutrino oscillations.

  10. Studies of Limits on Uncontrolled Heavy Ion Beam Losses for Allowing Hands-On Maintenance

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    Reginald M. Ronningen; Igor Remec

    2010-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Dose rates from accelerator components activated by 1 W/m beam losses are obtained semiempirically for a 1 GeV proton beam and by use of Monte Carlo transport codes for the proton beam and for 777 MeV/u 3He, 500 MeV/u 48Ca, 86Kr, 136Xe, and 400 MeV/u 238U ions. The dose rate obtained by the semi-empirical method, 0.99 mSv/h (99 mrem/h) at 30 cm, 4 h after 100 d irradiation by a 1-GeV proton beam, is consistent with studies at several accelerator facilities and with adopted hands-on maintenance dose rate limits. Monte Carlo simulations verify this result for protons and extend studies to heavy ion beam losses in drift-tube linac and superconducting linac accelerating structures. The studies indicate that the 1 W/m limit imposed on uncontrolled beam losses for high-energy proton beams might be relaxed for heavy ion beams. These studies further suggest that using the ratio of neutrons produced by a heavy ion beam to neutrons produced by a proton beam along with the dose rate from the proton beam (for thin-target scenarios) should allow an estimate of the dose rates expected from heavy ion beam losses.

  11. Phenomenology of TeV Right-handed Neutrino and the Dark Matter Model

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    Kingman Cheung; Osamu Seto

    2004-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In a model of TeV right-handed (RH) neutrino by Krauss, Nasri, and Trodden, the sub-eV scale neutrino masses are generated via a 3-loop diagram with the vanishing see-saw mass forbidden by a discrete symmetry, and the TeV mass RH neutrino is simultaneously a novel candidate for the cold dark matter. However, we show that with a single RH neutrino it is not possible to generate two mass-square differences as required by the oscillation data. We extend the model by introducing one more TeV RH neutrino and show that it is possible to satisfy the oscillation pattern within the modified model. After studying in detail the constraints coming from the dark matter, lepton flavor violation and the muon anomalous magnetic moment, and the neutrinoless double beta decay, we explore the parameter space and derive predictions of the model. Finally, we study the production and decay signatures of the TeV RH neutrinos at TeV $e^+ e^-/\\mu^+ \\mu^-$ colliders.

  12. Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) GEM Manual

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    C. L. Smith; J. Schroeder; S. T. Beck

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows? operating system. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and developed by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The INL's primary role in this project is that of software developer and tester. Using the SAPHIRE analysis engine and relational database is a complementary program called GEM. GEM has been designed to simplify using existing PRA analysis for activities such as the NRC’s Accident Sequence Precursor program. In this report, the theoretical framework behind GEM-type calculations are discussed in addition to providing guidance and examples for performing evaluations when using the GEM software. As part of this analysis framework, the two types of GEM analysis are outlined, specifically initiating event (where an initiator occurs) and condition (where a component is failed for some length of time) assessments.

  13. Institute a modest carbon tax to reduce carbon emissions, finance clean energy technology development, cut taxes, and reduce the deficit

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    Muro, Mark; Rothwell, Jonathan

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The nation should institute a modest carbon tax in order to help clean up the economy and stabilize the nation’s finances. Specifically, Congress and the president should implement a $20 per ton, steadily increasing carbon excise fee that would discourage carbon dioxide emissions while shifting taxation onto pollution, financing energy efficiency (EE) and clean technology development, and providing opportunities to cut taxes or reduce the deficit. The net effect of these policies would be to curb harmful carbon emissions, improve the nation’s balance sheet, and stimulate job-creation and economic renewal.

  14. Green belts in the hands and minds of farmers: A socio-agronomical approach to farmers' practices

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Green belts in the hands and minds of farmers: A socio-agronomical approach to farmers' practices.alavoine-mornas@irstea.fr ; sabine.girard@irstea.fr Keywords: green belts - biodiversity ­ farmers practices ­ French Alps Abstract of intensive agriculture. In France, this topic is addressed by the "blue and green belts" measure, which

  15. The coupling between eye movements and cognition varies with the task at hand. In tasks like reading, the eyes

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    Logan, Gordon D.

    The coupling between eye movements and cognition varies with the task at hand. In tasks like reading, the eyes are "the window to the soul," moving with each step of the underlying process, the coupling is looser. People tend to look at certain locations, but the sequence of eye movements

  16. AbstractUnderactuated compliant robotic hands exploit passive mechanics and joint coupling to reduce the number of

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    Allen, Peter K.

    cost of sensing and control, and the expense and technical difficulty of hand construction actuation requirements generally serve to decrease design cost and improve grasp planning efficiency for dexterous grasping and manipulation has historically been an exercise in biomimicry, with many of the most

  17. 200 MeV Proton Radiography Studies with a Hand Phantom Using a Prototype Proton CT Scanner

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    200 MeV Proton Radiography Studies with a Hand Phantom Using a Prototype Proton CT Scanner Tia.F.W. Sadrozinski, K. Schubert, R. Schulte, B. Schultze, D. Steinberg, M. Witt, A. Zatserklyaniy Abstract--Proton alignment and verification procedures for proton beam radiation therapy. The quality of the image, both

  18. Weed Technology. 2005. Volume 19:10501055 Alternative to Hand-Weeding Volunteer Potato (Solanum tuberosum) in Carrot

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    Sims, Gerald K.

    1050 Weed Technology. 2005. Volume 19:1050­1055 Alternative to Hand-Weeding Volunteer Potato herbicides are used in carrot production in the United States, and none suppress volunteer potato, a serious emerged volunteer potato within carrot. The objective of this work was to evaluate carrot tolerance

  19. Real-time behaviour synthesis for dynamic Hand-Manipulation Vikash Kumar, Yuval Tassa, Tom Erez, Emanuel Todorov

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    Todorov, Emanuel

    movement, and has proven very difficult to replicate in robots. The usual approaches to robotic control robots into our human-centered world, we must equip them with manipulators and control strategies all details of the hand movement emerge online from fully automated numerical optimization. I

  20. Abstract--This paper presents preliminary results for the design, development and evaluation of a hand rehabilitation

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    Aizenberg, Joanna

    have robotic assistance when performing intense repetitive movements can attribute this to significant for assistive or augmented activity in the home by providing safer human-robotic interactions and reducing cost of a hand rehabilitation glove fabricated using soft robotic technology. Soft actuators comprised

  1. EVIDENCE FOR INTERNAL TETHER-CUTTING IN A FLARE/CORONAL MASS EJECTION OBSERVED BY MESSENGER, RHESSI, AND STEREO

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    Raftery, Claire L.; Gallagher, Peter T.; McAteer, R. T. James; Delahunt, Gareth; Lin, Chia-Hsien, E-mail: claire@ssl.berkeley.ed [Astrophysics Research Group, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 (Ireland)

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The relationship between eruptive flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) is a topic of ongoing debate, especially regarding the possibility of a common initiation mechanism. We studied the kinematic and hydrodynamic properties of a well-observed event that occurred on 2007 December 31 using data from MESSENGER, RHESSI, and STEREO in order to gain new physical insight into the evolution of the flare and CME. The initiation mechanism was determined by comparing observations to the internal tether-cutting, breakout, and ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) models. Evidence of pre-eruption reconnection immediately eliminated the ideal MHD model. The timing and location of the soft and hard X-ray sources led to the conclusion that the event was initiated by the internal tether-cutting mechanism. In addition, a thermal source was observed to move in a downward direction during the impulsive phase of the event, followed by upward motion during the decay phase, providing evidence for X- to Y-type magnetic reconnection.

  2. Comparison of 3D, Assist-as-Needed Robotic Arm/Hand Movement Training Provided with Pneu-WREX to Conventional Table Top Therapy Following Chronic Stroke

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    Reinkensmeyer, David J.; Wolbrecht, Eric T.; Chan, Vicky; Chou, Cathy; Cramer, Steven C.; Bobrow, James E.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    compliant, model-based robotic assistance to promoteof 3D, Assist-as-Needed Robotic Arm/Hand Movement Trainingrehabilitation: a review of robotic systems and clinical

  3. NREL's Energy-Saving Technology for Air Conditioning Cuts Peak Power Loads Without Using Harmful Refrigerants (Fact Sheet)

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    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This fact sheet describes how the DEVAP air conditioner was invented, explains how the technology works, and why it won an R&D 100 Award. Desiccant-enhanced evaporative (DEVAP) air-conditioning will provide superior comfort for commercial buildings in any climate at a small fraction of the electricity costs of conventional air-conditioning equipment, releasing far less carbon dioxide and cutting costly peak electrical demand by an estimated 80%. Air conditioning currently consumes about 15% of the electricity generated in the United States and is a major contributor to peak electrical demand on hot summer days, which can lead to escalating power costs, brownouts, and rolling blackouts. DEVAP employs an innovative combination of air-cooling technologies to reduce energy use by up to 81%. DEVAP also shifts most of the energy needs to thermal energy sources, reducing annual electricity use by up to 90%. In doing so, DEVAP is estimated to cut peak electrical demand by nearly 80% in all climates. Widespread use of this cooling cycle would dramatically cut peak electrical loads throughout the country, saving billions of dollars in investments and operating costs for our nation's electrical utilities. Water is already used as a refrigerant in evaporative coolers, a common and widely used energy-saving technology for arid regions. The technology cools incoming hot, dry air by evaporating water into it. The energy absorbed by the water as it evaporates, known as the latent heat of vaporization, cools the air while humidifying it. However, evaporative coolers only function when the air is dry, and they deliver humid air that can lower the comfort level for building occupants. And even many dry climates like Phoenix, Arizona, have a humid season when evaporative cooling won't work well. DEVAP extends the applicability of evaporative cooling by first using a liquid desiccant-a water-absorbing material-to dry the air. The dry air is then passed to an indirect evaporative cooling stage, in which the incoming air is in thermal contact with a moistened surface that evaporates the water into a separate air stream. As the evaporation cools the moistened surface, it draws heat from the incoming air without adding humidity to it. A number of cooling cycles have been developed that employ indirect evaporative cooling, but DEVAP achieves a superior efficiency relative to its technological siblings.

  4. Demo: E-Gesture A Collaborative Architecture for Energy-efficient Gesture Recognition with Hand-worn Sensor and Mobile Devices

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    of segmentation accuracy. Classification Architecture: In addition to energy-efficient ar- chitecture, weDemo: E-Gesture ­ A Collaborative Architecture for Energy-efficient Gesture Recognition with Hand architecture for energy- efficient gesture recognition on a hand-worn sensor device and an off

  5. Go Klean: Revolutionizing Healthcare Professionals Hand Sanitation Kathryn Kukla, Ben MacDonald, Jessica Santana, Teja Shah, Chris Shellhamer, Jocelyn Zhao

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    McGaughey, Alan

    system and a vibrating motor which functions to remind the user to wash his or her hands. This will help://www.hospitalinfecGon.org/cost_of_infecGon.shtml>. "CDC - Hand Hygiene in Healthcare SeWngs." Centers for Disease Control, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends." Freedonia. 2011

  6. Restored Drill Cuttings for Wetlands Creation: Year One Results of a Mesocosm Approach to Emulate Field Conditions Under Varying Hydrologic Regimes

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    Shaffer, Gary P.; Hester Mark W.; Greene, Michael C.; Childers Gary W.

    2001-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to demonstrate that restored drill cuttings, a byproduct of the petroleum industry, can be safely used in coastal as well as inland wetland restoration projects. Prior to conducting laboratory experiments, composite soil samples of the recycled sediments were analyzed for pH and heavy metal concentrations.

  7. The cut elimination/ normalization in a logical calculus may simulate computations. This amounts to designing a programming language on a logical calculus. Typed --calculus is

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    Monteiro, Eric

    into a corresponding CSP process is offered. It is shown that the translation yields a step--by--step correspondence between the cut elimination process and the CSP execution. Generalizations and related work are discussed with natural deduction, the second is the essential feature here : it allows a parallelization of the deduction

  8. HONORABLE MENTION String Cutting Device South Dakota School of Mines C Setera and team HONORABLE MENTION Catering Counter Cal Poly K Okarski and team

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    Wobbrock, Jacob O.

    HONORABLE MENTION String Cutting Device ­ South Dakota School of Mines ­ C Setera and team HONORABLE MENTION Catering Counter ­ Cal Poly ­ K Okarski and team HONORABLE MENTION Slide Rule ­ University of Washington ­ S Kane and team HONORABLE MENTION IWAS ­ Utah State University ­ J Nelson and team HONORABLE

  9. Type A Accident Investigation Board Report on the February 13, 1997, Welding/Cutting Fatality at the K-33 Building, K-25 Site, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    On February 13, 1997, at approximately 11:10 a.m., a welder (referred to as “the Welder”) using a cutting torch at the K-33 Building, Oak Ridge K-25 Site, Oak Ridge Reservation, was fatally burned after being totally engulfed in flames when his anti-contamination coveralls and blue general-purpose coveralls burned.

  10. [10] K. Mehlhorn and C. Uhrig. The Minimum Cut Algorithm of Stoer and Wagner. Unpublished manuscript, Max Planck Institute for Computer Science. Available at

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    Fegaras, Leonidas

    [10] K. Mehlhorn and C. Uhrig. The Minimum Cut Algorithm of Stoer and Wagner. Unpublished manuscript, Max Planck Institute for Computer Science. Available at http://www.mpi­sb.mpg.de/guide/staff/uhrig, pp 238--248, May 1997. [15] P. Selinger, M. Astrahan, D. Chamberlin, R. Lorie, and T. Price. Access

  11. Rules to Cut Carbon Emissions Also Reduce Other Air Pollutants A first-of-its-kind study released today by scientists at Syracuse and

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    Mather, Patrick T.

    Rules to Cut Carbon Emissions Also Reduce Other Air Pollutants A first-of-its-kind study released emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus--reductions in other air pollutants that can make in power plant emissions of four other harmful air pollutants: fine particulate matter, nitrogen oxides

  12. Broadband three-photon near-infrared quantum cutting in Tm{sup 3+} singly doped YVO{sub 4}

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    Wang, Y. Z.; Yu, D. C.; Lin, H. H.; Ye, S.; Peng, M. Y.; Zhang, Q. Y., E-mail: qyzhang@scut.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Luminescence Materials and Devices, and Institute of Optical Communication Materials, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641 (China)

    2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    An efficient three-photon near-infrared (NIR) quantum cutting (QC) is reported in Tm{sup 3+} singly doped YVO{sub 4} polycrystalline phosphors, where an optimized content of Tm{sup 3+} is determined to be 1.0?mol. %. Upon the absorption of a visible photon around 473?nm, three NIR photons emitting at 1180, 1479, and 1800?nm can be obtained efficiently by the sequential three-step radiative transitions of Tm{sup 3+}. The underlying mechanisms are analyzed in terms of the steady and dynamic fluorescence spectra measurements. Internal quantum yield is calculated to be 161.8% as a theoretical value when luminescence quenching due to defect species can be overcome. In addition, the broadband ultraviolet (UV)-excited [VO{sub 4}]{sup 3?} can strongly sensitize the {sup 1}G{sub 4} level of Tm{sup 3+} in the wavelength range likely from 250 to 360?nm, greatly increasing the UV photo-response and NIR fluorescent intensity of Tm{sup 3+}. The further development of this broadband three-photon NIR QC material would explore the new route to improve the photo-response of novel photoelectronic devices, particularly in 250–360?nm.

  13. Extending the eigCG algorithm to non-symmetric linear systems with multiple right-hand sides

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    Abdou Abdel-Rehim, Kostas Orginos, Andreas Stathopoulos

    2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For Hermitian positive definite linear systems and eigenvalue problems, the eigCG algorithm is a memory efficient algorithm that solves the linear system and simultaneously computes some of its eigenvalues. The algorithm is based on the Conjugate-Gradient (CG) algorithm, however, it uses only a window of the vectors generated by the CG algorithm to compute approximate eigenvalues. The number and accuracy of the eigenvectors can be increased by solving more right-hand sides. For Hermitian systems with multiple right-hand sides, the computed eigenvectors can be used to speed up the solution of subsequent systems. The algorithm was tested on Lattice QCD problems by solving the normal equations and was shown to give large speed up factors and to remove the critical slowing down as we approach light quark masses. Here, an extension to the non-symmetric case based on the two-sided Lanczos algorithm is given. The new algorithm is tested on Lattice QCD problems and is shown to give promising results. We also study the removal of the critical slowing down and compare results with those of the eigCG algorithm. We also discuss the case when the system is gamma5-Hermitian.

  14. Extending the eigCG algorithm to nonsymmetric Lanczos for linear systems with multiple right-hand sides

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    Abdel-Rehim, A. M.; Stathopoulos, Andreas; Orginos, Kostas

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The technique that was used to build the EigCG algorithm for sparse symmetric linear systems is extended to the nonsymmetric case using the BiCG algorithm. We show that, similarly to the symmetric case, we can build an algorithm that is capable of computing a few smallest magnitude eigenvalues and their corresponding left and right eigenvectors of a nonsymmetric matrix using only a small window of the BiCG residuals while simultaneously solving a linear system with that matrix. For a system with multiple right-hand sides, we give an algorithm that computes incrementally more eigenvalues while solving the first few systems and then uses the computed eigenvectors to deflate BiCGStab for the remaining systems. Our experiments on various test problems, including Lattice QCD, show the remarkable ability of EigBiCG to compute spectral approximations with accuracy comparable to that of the unrestarted, nonsymmetric Lanczos. Furthermore, our incremental EigBiCG followed by appropriately restarted and deflated BiCGStab provides a competitive method for systems with multiple right-hand sides.

  15. Potential Air Contamination During CO{sub 2} Angiography Using a Hand-Held Syringe: Theoretical Considerations and Gas Chromatography

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    Cho, David R. [Samsung Austin Semiconductor (United States); Cho, Kyung J. [University of Michigan Medical Center, FACR, B1D 530C/0030, Department of Radiology (United States)], E-mail: kyungcho@umich.edu; Hawkins, Irvin F. [University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Radiology (United States)

    2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose. To assess air contamination in the hand-held syringes currently used for CO{sub 2} delivery and to determine whether there is an association between their position and the rate of air contamination. Methods. Assessment of air contamination in the syringe (20 ml) included theoretical modeling, mathematical calculation, and gas chromatography (GC). The model was used with Fick's first law to calculate the diffusion of CO{sub 2} and the amount of air contamination. For GC studies, the syringes were placed in the upright, horizontal, and inverted positions and gas samples were obtained after 5, 10, 20, 30, and 60 min. All trials with each position for each sampling time were performed five times. Results. The amounts of air contamination with time calculated mathematically were 5-10% less than those of GC. With the diffusivity of air-CO{sub 2} at 0.1599 cm{sup 2}/sec (9.594 cm{sup 2}/min), air contamination was calculated to be 60% at 60 min. With GC air contamination was 13% at 5 min, 31% at 20 min, 43% at 30 min, and 68% at 60 min. There was no difference in air contamination between the different syringe positions. Conclusion. Air contamination occurs in hand-held syringes filled with CO{sub 2} when they are open to the ambient air. The amounts of air contamination over time are similar among syringes placed in the upright, horizontal, and inverted positions.

  16. THESIS PROJECT: REGISTRATION NOTE!! The form is to be handed in to the thesis project coordinator, see www.it.uu.se/edu/exjobb

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    Andersson, Arne

    1 (2) THESIS PROJECT: REGISTRATION NOTE!! The form is to be handed in to the thesis project coordinator, see www.it.uu.se/edu/exjobb Uppsala University Graduation Degree: Bachelor Master Department: ............................................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................... The project will be carried out

  17. Dissolution-induced surface modifications and permeability changes associated with fluid flow through an abraded saw-cut in single crystal quartz 

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    Bowman, James Albert

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DISSOLUTION-INDUCED SURFACE MODIFICATIONS AND PERMEABILITY CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH FLUID FLOW THROUGH AN ABRADED SAW-CUT IN SINGLE CRYSTAL QUARTZ A Thesis by JAlvlES ALBERT BOWMAN, JR, Submined to the Oflice of Graduate Studies of Texas A8r...M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Xiay I992 Major Subject: Geology DISSOLUTION-INDUCED SURFACE MODIFICATIONS AND PERMEABILITY CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH FLUID FLOW THROUGH AN ABRADED SAW...

  18. An optimal guarding scheme for thermal conductivity measurement using a guarded cut-bar technique, part 1 experimental study

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    Changhu Xing [Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Colby Jensen [Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Charles Folsom [Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Heng Ban [Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Douglas W. Marshall [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the guarded cut-bar technique, a guard surrounding the measured sample and reference (meter) bars is temperature controlled to carefully regulate heat losses from the sample and reference bars. Guarding is typically carried out by matching the temperature profiles between the guard and the test stack of sample and meter bars. Problems arise in matching the profiles, especially when the thermal conductivitiesof the meter bars and of the sample differ, as is usually the case. In a previous numerical study, the applied guarding condition (guard temperature profile) was found to be an important factor in measurement accuracy. Different from the linear-matched or isothermal schemes recommended in literature, the optimal guarding condition is dependent on the system geometry and thermal conductivity ratio of sample to meter bar. To validate the numerical results, an experimental study was performed to investigate the resulting error under different guarding conditions using stainless steel 304 as both the sample and meter bars. The optimal guarding condition was further verified on a certified reference material, pyroceram 9606, and 99.95% pure iron whose thermal conductivities are much smaller and much larger, respectively, than that of the stainless steel meter bars. Additionally, measurements are performed using three different inert gases to show the effect of the insulation effective thermal conductivity on measurement error, revealing low conductivity, argon gas, gives the lowest error sensitivity when deviating from the optimal condition. The result of this study provides a general guideline for the specific measurement method and for methods requiring optimal guarding or insulation.

  19. Cut Your Power Bills

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    Greenwood, R. W.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in lohich it was not at all obvious. If fuel and power factor adjustments are included, the equation becomes: M = $1650 + $3.948 BD + $0.20 rkVA + E ($0.0054 + FCA) The monthly bill is further increased, by 1%, unless the customer is served at 132 kV... and the National Energy Program, has mandated that states consider lifeline and marginal cost based rates. 3. Energy charges are based on those expenses that tend to vary with rate of electricity production such as fuel, operating labor and maintenance. Because...

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    Goldstein, Seth Copen

    to the way we live and work. DSSC is a crown jewel in Carnegie Mellon's research portfolio and has added to contribute to innovation in data storage. In the years ahead,we are confident that DSSC will continue Mellon University,growth and innovation within the Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC) has become a part