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  1. The Architect: Four Countries, Four Faces

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    Jann, Marga

    2015-05-26

    that neutrality was not an option—an attribute I reproach in many of my colleagues, who seem largely to perpetuate denial regarding world affairs, spirituality, death and the ‘after-life’. I suppose, too, that having clients and friends involved in security...

  2. World Class. Face to Face. Adjusting Your

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    World Class. Face to Face. Office Ergonomics Adjusting Your Environment level of non-computer work seconds. Step 7--Getting Assistance If you have questions about workplace ergonomics or would like to arrange for a workstation evaluation, contact EH&S. Information is also available at www

  3. Design analysis of the four-bar Jaipur-Stanford prosthetic knee for Developing countries

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    Ceri, Casandra N

    2013-01-01

    Amputees in developing countries face a challenging prospect. Without an adequate prosthesis, they face a lifetime of limited mobility and dependence. Unfortunately, as millions fall below the poverty line and as such do ...

  4. Country Analysis Briefs

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2028-01-01

    An ongoing compilation of country energy profiles. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) maintains Country Analysis Briefs (CABs) for specific countries that are important to world energy markets, including members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), major non-OPEC oil producers, major energy transit countries, major energy consumers, and other areas of current interest to energy analysts and policy makers.

  5. Is sex categorization from faces really parallel to face recognition?

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    Rossion, Bruno

    Is sex categorization from faces really parallel to face recognition? Bruno Rossion Department of face processing (Bruce & Young, 1986), sex processing on faces is a parallel function to individual face recognition. One consequence of the model is thus that sex categorization on faces

  6. Face recognition system and method using face pattern words and face pattern bytes

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    2014-12-23

    The present invention provides a novel system and method for identifying individuals and for face recognition utilizing facial features for face identification. The system and method of the invention comprise creating facial features or face patterns called face pattern words and face pattern bytes for face identification. The invention also provides for pattern recognitions for identification other than face recognition. The invention further provides a means for identifying individuals based on visible and/or thermal images of those individuals by utilizing computer software implemented by instructions on a computer or computer system and a computer readable medium containing instructions on a computer system for face recognition and identification.

  7. Errordifference Asymmetrical face perception

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    named each face at least three times. OLIMIA EDIUTA ALI ANA TIM EVA SAMISA Training Testing In a delayed views depicted the same person or not. Subjects were asked to respond as fast as possible and their response time and errors were recorded. same or different person ? 600 100 500 500 100 Time [ms] Max

  8. Systems approaches to integrated solid waste management in developing countries

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    Marshall, Rachael E.; Farahbakhsh, Khosrow

    2013-04-15

    Highlights: ? Five drivers led developed countries to current solid waste management paradigm. ? Many unique factors challenge developing country solid waste management. ? Limited transferability of developed country approaches to developing countries. ? High uncertainties and decision stakes call for post-normal approaches. ? Systems thinking needed for multi-scale, self-organizing eco-social waste systems. - Abstract: Solid waste management (SWM) has become an issue of increasing global concern as urban populations continue to rise and consumption patterns change. The health and environmental implications associated with SWM are mounting in urgency, particularly in the context of developing countries. While systems analyses largely targeting well-defined, engineered systems have been used to help SWM agencies in industrialized countries since the 1960s, collection and removal dominate the SWM sector in developing countries. This review contrasts the history and current paradigms of SWM practices and policies in industrialized countries with the current challenges and complexities faced in developing country SWM. In industrialized countries, public health, environment, resource scarcity, climate change, and public awareness and participation have acted as SWM drivers towards the current paradigm of integrated SWM. However, urbanization, inequality, and economic growth; cultural and socio-economic aspects; policy, governance, and institutional issues; and international influences have complicated SWM in developing countries. This has limited the applicability of approaches that were successful along the SWM development trajectories of industrialized countries. This review demonstrates the importance of founding new SWM approaches for developing country contexts in post-normal science and complex, adaptive systems thinking.

  9. GENERATION, ESTIMATION AND TRACKING OF FACES

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    DeCarlo, Doug

    with the model. Our face models respect the measurements of populations described by face anthropometry studies

  10. Challenges facing production grids

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    Pordes, Ruth; /Fermilab

    2007-06-01

    Today's global communities of users expect quality of service from distributed Grid systems equivalent to that their local data centers. This must be coupled to ubiquitous access to the ensemble of processing and storage resources across multiple Grid infrastructures. We are still facing significant challenges in meeting these expectations, especially in the underlying security, a sustainable and successful economic model, and smoothing the boundaries between administrative and technical domains. Using the Open Science Grid as an example, I examine the status and challenges of Grids operating in production today.

  11. Options for developing countries in mining development

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    Walrond, G.W.; Kumar, R.

    1985-01-01

    This book is a study of the issues that developing countries face in planning and implementing mineral development, taking as case studies Botswana, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Tanzania, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and the developed states of Quebec and Western Australia. The authors consider the major aspects of the matter including organization and administration; regulation; taxation and surplus distribution; the dynamics of such instruments as royalty, rent resource tax and capital allowances under various cost/price scenarios; and selected mining agreements and their key provisions. They stress throughout the need for foreign investment while maximizing the economic benefits reaped from exhaustible resources.

  12. Oil-rich Libya faces daunting challenges after Gadhafi's death, FAU scholars say

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Oil-rich Libya faces daunting challenges after Gadhafi's death, FAU scholars say By LONA O by a strongman for 42 years, a country of tribes and conflicting interests, a country with oil reserves desired, there is of course the matter of Libya's substantial oil reserves. An existing gas pipeline from Libya to Italy

  13. What Country LISA RAPHALS

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    Baez, John

    ;What country? tell me where that Roman beauty Flora lies; and Archipiada, where 's her first cousin of a cat on a marble slab in a cut cat clock-the right lateral hypothalamus 12:03 right medial hypothalamus 12:04 left posterior pyreforrn lobe 12:04:30 left medial hypothalamus 12:05 right posterior pyre

  14. Carbon-Type Analysis and Comparison of Original and Reblended FACE Diesel Fuels (FACE 2, FACE 4, and FACE 7)

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    Bays, J. Timothy; King, David L.; O'Hagan, Molly J.

    2012-10-01

    This report summarizes the carbon-type analysis from 1H and 13C{1H} nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) of Fuels for Advanced Combustion Engines (FACE) diesel blends, FD-2B, FD 4B, and FD-7B, and makes comparison of the new blends with the original FACE diesel blends, FD 2A, FD 4A, and FD-7A, respectively. Generally, FD-2A and FD-2B are more similar than the A and B blends of FD-4 and FD-7. The aromatic carbon content is roughly equivalent, although the new FACE blends have decreased monoaromatic content and increased di- and tri-cycloaromatic content, as well as a higher overall aromatic content, than the original FACE blends. The aromatic components of the new FACE blends generally have a higher alkyl substitution with longer alkyl substituents. The naphthenic and paraffinic contents remained relatively consistent. Based on aliphatic methyl and methylene carbon ratios, cetane numbers for FD-2A and -2B, and FD-7A and -7B are predicted to be consistent, while the cetane number for FD-4B is predicted to be higher than FD-4A. Overall, the new FACE fuel blends are fairly consistent with the original FACE fuel blends, but there are observable differences. In addition to providing important comparative compositional information on reformulated FACE diesel blends, this report also provides important information about the capabilities of the team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the use of NMR spectroscopy for the detailed characterization and comparison of fuels and fuel blends.

  15. Risk perception in developing countries

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    Wilbanks, T.J.; Rayner, S.F.

    1985-02-15

    The paper briefly reviews: (1) what risk perception means to most people in developing countries; (2) some of the modern-technology-related risks to which people in these countries are exposed; and (3) some research evidence about risk perception that gives hints about how such perceptions will evolve in developing countries. (ACR)

  16. Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) Seal Faces | Department of...

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

    Diamond (UNCD) Seal Faces Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) Seal Faces New Diamond Coatings Reduce Friction and Improve Performance of Mechanical Seals Mechanical seals are used...

  17. Many countries around the world are wounded with conflict, poverty, and political corruption, pushing disease prevention aside for more

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    Rock, Chris

    Many countries around the world are wounded with conflict, poverty, and political corruption. Africa, southern Europe, southern Mexico, South America, and Asia are all faced with the devastating toll

  18. Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic Documents: Interactive...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic Documents: Interactive MAP in PDF, all Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Africa Infrastructure Country...

  19. The Dartmouth Database of Children's Faces: Acquisition and Validation of a New Face Stimulus Set

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    Duchaine, Bradley C.

    The Dartmouth Database of Children's Faces: Acquisition and Validation of a New Face Stimulus Set research. Although several extensive and well-controlled databases of adult faces exist, few databases include children's faces. Here we present the Dartmouth Database of Children's Faces, a set of photographs

  20. The Fusiform Face Area: A Module in Human Extrastriate Cortex Specialized for Face Perception

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    Kanwisher, Nancy

    candidate "face area" also responded significantly more strongly to passive viewing of (1) intact than scrambled two-tone faces, (2) full front-view face photos than front-view photos of houses, and (in

  1. Fast Image Mosaicing for Panoramic Face Recognition

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    Abdi, Hervé

    mosaicking) of panoramic faces. Our objective is to study the feasibility of panoramic face construction and viability of our system. Index Terms ­ artificial vision, image mosaicking, face recognition, principal estimation or real-time applications. Also, their cost can eas- ily make these systems prohibitive

  2. Hospital valuation in emerging countries

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    Segawa, Tsuyoshi, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    Private health players in emerging countries have increased their presence and contributed to global health issues, but have been undervalued in financing. A variety of health players have evolved and hospitals have played ...

  3. Faces of Science: Amy Clarke

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformation Current HABFES OctoberEvan Racah861 ANNUAL ELECTRIC POWER15Clarke Faces of

  4. Faces of Science: Harshini Mukundan

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  5. Faces of Science: Joel Rowland

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  6. Faces of Science: John Gordon

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  7. Faces of Science: Rashi Iyer

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  8. Faces of Science: Roger Wiens

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  9. Faces of Science: Susan Hanson

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  10. Faces of Science: Tim Germann

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  11. Faces of Science: Tom Vestrand

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  12. Using Self-Context for Multimodal Detection of Head Nods in Face-to-Face Interactions

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    Gatica-Perez, Daniel

    Using Self-Context for Multimodal Detection of Head Nods in Face-to-Face Interactions Laurent gatica@idiap.ch ABSTRACT Head nods occur in virtually every face-to-face discussion. As part communicative attention. Detecting head nods in natural interactions is a challenging task as head nods can

  13. Gas in developing countries: Volume 2, Country studies

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    Not Available

    1987-01-01

    This volume contains detailed case-studies of the history and prospects for natural gas utilization in eight developing countries: Argentina, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Thailand and Tunisia. All of these countries have been visited by members of the research team, with the exception of Pakistan. Running through all the case-histories is the importance of defining a clear market for the gas. In some cases this can prove remarkably difficult, especially when the oil price is relatively low. In other cases a market does exist, but is very limited in relation to the size of available reserves. The other theme which recurs over and over again is the importance of the relationship between the government and its agencies, and the foreign oil companies which are involved in exploration and development of gas reserves. These two issues are addressed in detail in each case study. But it is also the case that each country highlights specific aspects of the gas story.

  14. Productivity Differences Between and Within Countries

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    Acemoglu, Daron

    We document substantial within-country (cross-municipality) differences in incomes for a large number of countries in the Americas. A significant fraction of the within-country differences cannot be explained by observed ...

  15. Review: Car Country: An Environmental History

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    Karalus, Daniel E

    2013-01-01

    Review: Car Country: An Environmental History By ChristopherUSA Wells, Christopher W. Car Country: An Environmentalabout his experiences with cars. He describes the joy of

  16. Review: Car Country: An Environmental History

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    Karalus, Daniel E

    2013-01-01

    Country: An Environmental History By Christopher W. WellsCountry: An Environmental History. Seattle: University ofenvironmental and urban history and offers almost everyone a

  17. Country Energy Profile, South Africa

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1995-08-01

    This country energy profile provides energy and economic information about South Africa. Areas covered include: Economics, demographics, and environment; Energy situation; Energy structure; Energy investment opportunities; Department of Energy (DOE) programs in South Africa; and a listing of International aid to South Africa.

  18. Antarctic about-face | ornl.gov

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    Antarctic about-face Wigner Distinguished Lecturer discusses keys to reversing ozone depletion Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecturer Susan Solomon describes Antarctic ozone...

  19. Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Research Data from the Aspen FACE Experiment (FACTS II)

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Ring maps, lists of publications, data from the experiments, newsletters, protocol and performance information, and links to other FACTS and FACE information are provided at the ASPEN FACE website.

  20. Thermal to Visible Face Recognition Jonghyun Choi

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    Daume III, Hal

    Thermal to Visible Face Recognition Jonghyun Choi , Shuowen Hu , S. Susan Young and Larry S. Davis surveillance, thermal imaging is commonly used because of the intrinsic emissivity of thermal radiation from the human body. However, matching thermal images of faces acquired at nighttime to the predominantly visible

  1. Ris Energy Report 4 Summary, conclusions and recommendations The world is facing major challenges in providing energy

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    Risø Energy Report 4 Summary, conclusions and recommendations 2 Summary The world is facing major challenges in providing energy services to meet the future needs of the developed world and the growing needs of developing countries. These challenges are exacerbated by the need to provide energy services with due

  2. Face recognition using Hidden Markov Models

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    Samaria, Ferdinando Silvestro

    1995-02-14

    , edited by G.Vernazza, Elsevier , San Remo (Italy), June 1993. F.Samaria and F.Fallside. Automated Face Identification Using Hidden Markov Models . Proceedings of the International Conference of Advanced Mechatronics, The Japan Society of Mechanical...

  3. 3D face recognition with wireless transportation 

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    Zou, Le

    2009-05-15

    , we consider the wireless transportation problem of range images, which are captured by scattered sensor nodes from target objects and are forwarded to the core components (i.e., feature extraction and classi?cation components) of the face recognition...

  4. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. To face page.

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    LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. To face page. CHART A.--Dlxon Entranoe to Head of Lynn Canal, showing in Stream at Helm Bay. Dam in Outlet to Lake, Red!lsh Bay....................... 84 11. Barrier in Stream

  5. The Kyoto Protocol and developing countries

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    Babiker, Mustafa H.M.; Reilly, John M.; Jacoby, Henry D.

    Under the Kyoto Protocol, the world's wealthier countries assumed binding commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement requires these countries to consider ways to minimize adverse effects on developing ...

  6. Lighting system with heat distribution face plate

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Arik, Mehmet; Weaver, Stanton Earl; Stecher, Thomas Elliot; Kuenzler, Glenn Howard; Wolfe, Jr., Charles Franklin; Li, Ri

    2013-09-10

    Lighting systems having a light source and a thermal management system are provided. The thermal management system includes synthetic jet devices, a heat sink and a heat distribution face plate. The synthetic jet devices are arranged in parallel to one and other and are configured to actively cool the lighting system. The heat distribution face plate is configured to radially transfer heat from the light source into the ambient air.

  7. A virtual sculpture based morphable face model 

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    Riewe, Jessica Lauren

    2007-09-17

    testing phase using a much simpler data set than the facial surface data was done to test the software and verify the technique before proceeding with the exemplar faces. This test data set was comprised of 13 mushroom shapes that I created from a... generic mushroom mesh. The mushroom shapes contained fewer than ten percent of the number of vertices as the face sculptures. This made verifying the analysis process faster and simpler. This research included developing interactive control...

  8. Crossing the River: Attitudes of Invasion in the Revolutionary Ohio Country

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    Zeltner, Oliver

    2004-03-01

    ."14 Catfish told the itinerants that they "had seen our confusion and laughed at us for our fears.1'15 After conversing for a while, the nervewracked Cresswell gave the Indians gifts of salt and tobacco "with which they seemed well pleased... to retreat.23 Other White visitors in the Ohio Country expressed shock and discomfort upon seeing Indians with painted faces, or upon witnessing ceremonial dances. When groups of Seneca, Delaware, and Wyandot arrived for treaty talks at Fort Mcintosh...

  9. Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Data from the Duke Forest FACE Facility

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    DOE has conducted trace gas enrichment experiments since the mid 1990s. The FACE Data Management System is a central repository and archive for Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) data, as well as for the related open-top chamber (OTC) experiments. FACE Data Management System is located at DOEÆs Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC). While the data from the various FACE sites, each one a unique user facility, are centralized at CDIAC, each of the FACE sites presents its own view of its activities and information. For that reason, DOE Data Explorer users are advised to see both the central repository at http://public.ornl.gov/face/index.shtml and the individual home pages of each site. The Duke University FACE website actually presents information on several FACE experiments. The Forest-Atmosphere Carbon Transfer and Storage (FACTS-I) facility is located in the Blackwood Division of the Duke Forest. It consists of four free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) plots that provide elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration and four plots that provide ambient CO2 control. The system has been in operation since June, 1994 in the prototype plot, and since August, 1996 in the three additional plots. The prototype plot and its reference were halved with a barrier inserted in the soil in 1998 to conduct, together with five additional plot pairs, CO2 X soil nutrient enrichment experiments. The rest of the plots were partitioned in early 2005 and incorporated into the CO2 X nutrient experiment. To increase statistical power, four additional ambient plots were established in January, 2005, halved, and one half of each fertilized. [copied from http://face.env.duke.edu/description.cfm] The Duke FACE home page makes information available from both completed and ongoing projects, provides a searchable database of publications and presentations, and data, images, and links to related websites.

  10. Social sensing: Obesity, unhealthy eating and exercise in face-to-face networks

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    Madan, Anmol Prem Prakash

    What is the role of face-to-face interactions in the diffusion of health-related behaviors- diet choices, exercise habits, and long-term weight changes? We use co-location and communication sensors in mass-market mobile ...

  11. Active and passive fields face to face Antonio Celani1,5

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    Cencini, Massimo

    Active and passive fields face to face Antonio Celani1,5 , Massimo Cencini2 , Andrea Mazzino3 of active and passive scalar fields transported by the same turbulent flow are investigated. Four examples is akin to that of its co- evolving passive counterpart. The two other cases indicate that this similarity

  12. Face Photo Retrieval by Sketch Example Hamed Kiani Galoogahi

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    Sim, Terence

    Face Photo Retrieval by Sketch Example Hamed Kiani Galoogahi School of Computing National University of Singapore Singapore, 117417 tsim@comp.nus.edu.sg ABSTRACT Face photo-sketch matching has of matching face photo and sketch is difference of visual characteristics between face photo and sketch which

  13. A Compositional and Dynamic Model for Face Aging

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    Zhu, Song Chun

    A Compositional and Dynamic Model for Face Aging Jinli Suo, Song-Chun Zhu, Shiguang Shan, Member model for face aging. The compositional model represents faces in each age group by a hierarchical And.) crucial for age perception and Or nodes represent large diversity of faces by alternative selections

  14. ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION IN INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES

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    Schipper, L.

    2012-01-01

    European countries export embodied energy. b) we feed thegrains and other export staples, is not energy intensive onenergy are also important, notably climate, composition of imports and exports,

  15. Social transmission of face preferences among humans

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    Indiana University

    Social transmission of face preferences among humans Benedict C. Jones1,*, Lisa M. DeBruine1 researchers to propose that social transmission of mate preferences may influence sexual selection for male traits. Although it has been suggested that social transmission may also influence mate preferences

  16. The Economic Challenges Facing Milwaukee's Inner City

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    Saldin, Dilano

    The Economic Challenges Facing Milwaukee's Inner City Statistical Snapshots UWM Center for Economic Development #12;Milwaukee's "Inner City," 1970-2000: An Economic Snapshot $18,193$21,090Real median household in the inner city: continuing economic distress in the traditional inner city, and growing distress

  17. Active Appearance Models for Face Recognition

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    Bhulai, Sandjai

    building smart environments. These envi- ronments, such as rooms, cars, offices, and stores, are equipped, and behaviour, as a central part of next-generation smart environments. Recognition of facial expressions is an important example of face-recognition techniques used in these smart environments. In order to be able

  18. Marginal cost of natural gas in developing countries: concepts and applications

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    Mashayekhi, A.

    1983-01-01

    Many developing nations are facing complex questions regarding the best strategy for developing their domestic gas reserves. The World Bank has addressed these questions in studies on the cost and prices of gas and its optimal allocation among different markets. Based on the average incremental method, an estimate of the marginal cost of natural gas in 10 developing countries proved to be $0.61-1.79/1000 CF or $3.59-10.54/bbl of oil equivalent, far below the border prices of competing fuels in these nations. Moreover, the cost of gas is not expected to rise in these countries within the next 20 years while the reserves/production ratios remain high. The sample involves a variety of gas compositions and production conditions among the countries of Bangladesh, Cameroon, Egypt, India, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Thailand, and Tunisia.

  19. Human perception of faces and face cartoons: an fMRI study Jorge Jovicich1,2

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    Peters, Rob

    and stimuli: Healthy adult subjects (2 females, 2 males, ages 18-23) participated in passive viewing tasks stimulus sequences: a face localizer consisting of two-tone face and house pictures (1), face and house cartoons, Brunswik faces (3) and house cartoons. Subjects were novice to the stimuli. The stimulus

  20. Peanut oil press for developing countries

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    Jain, Neera, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01

    Despite the problems with obesity that the United States is facing today, malnutrition, caused in part by severely low dietary fat consumption, remains a problem among many people living in Sub-Saharan Africa. According ...

  1. Wind Energy Developments: Incentives In Selected Countries

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    1999-01-01

    This paper discusses developments in wind energy for the countries with significant wind capacity. After a brief overview of world capacity, it examines development trends, beginning with the United States - the number one country in wind electric generation capacity until 1997.

  2. Land Information Systems in Developing Countries

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    Land Information Systems in Developing Countries: Bibliography Compiled by: Harlan Onsrud Jeff Acknowledgments Articles on land information systems and cadastral systems in developing countries are spread SES 88-10917. #12;1 References Abdul, Majid Bin Mohamed (1984). Proposed Land Information System

  3. Strategies of Asian oil-importing countries

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    Yang, M.

    1997-04-01

    Various strategies are used by oil-importing countries to reduce their economic dependence on imported oil: national oil production, energy conservation, and the change of economic structures from high energy intensity sectors to low ones. In this article, the roles of these different strategies have been identified for 10 selected oil-importing countries in Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, R.O Korea, and Taiwan. The results show that most of the selected countries (although Hong Kong and Taiwan are independent economic entities, for simplicity, the author refers to them as countries) have succeeded in reducing their national economy dependence on imported oil since 1973. Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and India are among the most successful countries, with more than 40% reduction in their economic dependence on imported oil.

  4. Design of Aerosol Face Masks for Children Using Computerized 3D Face Analysis

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    Kimmel, Ron

    seal to the child's face, and thus may minimize aerosol leakage and dead space. Key words: inhaled supplied with valved aerosol hold- ing chambers used for aerosol therapy. (Adapted with per- mission from

  5. Clean development mechanism: Perspectives from developing countries

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    Sari, Agus P.; Meyers, Stephen

    1999-06-01

    This paper addresses the political acceptability and workability of CDM by and in developing countries. At COP-3 in Kyoto in 1997, the general position among developing countries changed from strong rejection of joint implementation to acceptance of CDM. The outgrowth of CDM from a proposal from Brazil to establish a Clean Development Fund gave developing countries a sense of ownership of the idea. More importantly, establishing support for sustainable development as a main goal for CDM overcame the resistance of many developing countries to accept a carbon trading mechanism. The official acceptance of CDM is not a guarantee of continued acceptance, however. Many developing countries expect CDM to facilitate a substantial transfer of technology and other resources to support economic growth. There is concern that Annex I countries may shift official development assistance into CDM in order to gain carbon credits, and that development priorities could suffer as a result. Some fear that private investments could be skewed toward projects that yield carbon credits. Developing country governments are wary regarding the strong role of the private sector envisioned for CDM. Increasing the awareness and capacity of the private sector in developing countries to initiate and implement CDM projects needs to be a high priority. While private sector partnerships will be the main vehicle for resource transfer in CDM, developing country governments want to play a strong role in overseeing and guiding the process so that it best serves their development goals. Most countries feel that establishment of criteria for sustainable development should be left to individual countries. A key issue is how CDM can best support the strengthening of local capacity to sustain and replicate projects that serve both climate change mitigation and sustainable development objectives.There is support among developing countries for commencing CDM as soon as possible. Since official commencement must await the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol, many developing countries support the establishment of an Interim Phase starting in 2000, with possible retroactive crediting once the Protocol enters into force.

  6. Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Research Data from the Nevada Desert FACE Facility (NDFF)

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    DOE has conducted trace gas enrichment experiments since the mid 1990s. The FACE Data Management System is a central repository and archive for Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) data, as well as for the related open-top chamber (OTC) experiments. FACE Data Management System is located at the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC). While the data from the various FACE sites, each one a unique user facility, are centralized at CDIAC, each of the FACE sites presents its own view of its activities and information. For that reason, DOE Data Explorer users are advised to see both the central repository at http://public.ornl.gov/face/index.shtml and the individual home pages of each site. NDFF whole-ecosystem manipulation is a flagship experiment of the Terrestrial Carbon Process (TCP) research program of the US Dept. of Energy. It is also a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP) and a contribution to the US Global Change Research Program. The NDFF was developed in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and DOE-EPSCoR programs. FACE (Free-Air-Carbon dioxide-Enrichment) technology allows researchers to elevate the carbon dioxide level in large study plots while minimizing ecosystem disturbance. At the NDFF the concentration of CO2 was elevated by 50 percent above the present atmospheric levels in three plots in the Mojave Desert ecosystem, while six other plots remained at the current level. This experimental design provided a large area in which integrated teams of scientists could describe and quantify processes regulating carbon, nutrient, and water balances in desert ecosystems.

  7. Clean Energy Producing and Exporting Countries 

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    Atighetchi, K.

    2007-01-01

    fitting structure are being investigated. The model developed will be presented to various Natural Gas producing countries such as Iran, Iraq, Russia, and Saudi to name a few and will ultimately be set up the same way that OPEC was....

  8. Country Music and the Expression of Loss

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    Harmon, Marcus Desmond

    2008-01-01

    Country Music and the Expression of Loss The recipient ofLoss, and mourning in the music of Emmylou Harris by Marcusthe intersection between music and cultural practice. In my

  9. ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION IN INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES

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    Schipper, L.

    2012-01-01

    simplified measure. while energy prices fell for decades,GNP models are re-run using energy prices as an intermediateof four variation in energy price. Moreover, among countries

  10. Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development...

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    23, 2015 5:00PM EDT New Orleans, Louisiana The Travois Indian Country Affordable Housing and Economic Development Conference is a three-day event that will cover new and...

  11. ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION IN INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES

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    Schipper, L.

    2012-01-01

    priced energy countries like Japan and west Germany and inthe overaTT energy/GNP ratios of France, Germany, Denmark,far more energy—thrifty light diesel trucks in Germany than

  12. Management of waste electrical and electronic equipment in two EU countries: A comparison

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    Torretta, Vincenzo; Ragazzi, Marco; Istrate, Irina Aura; Rada, Elena Cristina

    2013-01-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Review on data regarding WEEE management in Italy and in Romania. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Problems that countries that will enter in the EU will have to solve facing with the WEEE management. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pilot experiences useful for the awareness campaign of the population. - Abstract: The paper presents some data regarding waste electrical and electronic (WEEE) management in one of the founding countries of the EU, Italy, and in a recent entry into the EU, Romania. The aim of this research was to analyze some problems that countries entering the EU will have to solve with respect to WEEE management. The experiences of Italy and Romania could provide an interesting reference point. The strengths and weaknesses that the two EU countries have encountered can be used in order to give a more rational plan for other countries. In Italy the increase of WEEE collection was achieved in parallel with the increase of the efficiency of selective Municipal Solid Waste collection. In Romania, pilot experiences were useful to increase the awareness of the population. The different interests of the two populations towards recyclable waste led to a different scenario: in Romania all types of WEEE have been collected since its entrance into the EU; in Italy the 'interest' in recycling is typically related to large household appliances, with a secondary role of lighting equipment.

  13. Handheld Face Identification Technology in a Pervasive Computing Environment

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    Poggio, Tomaso

    Handheld Face Identification Technology in a Pervasive Computing Environment Eugene Weinstein1 of Technology, Laboratory for Computer Science, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA {ecoder, steele face identification framework in the context of a pervasive computing environment including handheld

  14. Face Interface : a methodology for experimental learning of input modalities

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    Wetzel, Jon William

    2007-01-01

    This thesis demonstrates that creating a system with a visual representation of the face which mirrors the user's facial gestures appears to solve problems in teaching a user to use the new input affordances of face-based ...

  15. Modeling subdivision control meshes for creating cartoon faces 

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    Skaria, Sajan

    2000-01-01

    Modeling three-dimensional faces on the computer has been an interesting yet challenging problem. This thesis presents a method for creating cartoon faces by using a subdivision scheme. We use set-operations for conceptual ...

  16. Establishing Ergonomics in Industrially Developing Countries

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    Stewart, K; Silverstein, B; Kiefer, M

    2005-08-29

    The introduction of ergonomics is an ongoing effort in industrially developing countries and will ultimately require an organized, programmatic approach spanning several countries and organizations. Our preliminary efforts with our partner countries of Viet Nam, Thailand, and Nicaragua have demonstrated that a one-time course is just the first step in a series of necessary events to provide skills and create an infrastructure that will have lasting impact for the host country. To facilitate that any sort of training has a lasting impact, it is recommended that host countries establish a 'contract' with class participants and the guest instructors for at least one follow-up visit so instructors can see the progress and support the participants in current and future efforts. With repeated exchanges, the class participants can become the 'in country experts' and the next generation of ergonomic trainers. Additionally, providing participants with an easy to use hazard assessment tool and methods for evaluating the financial impact of the project (cost/benefit analysis) will assist increase the likelihood of success and establish a foundation for future projects. In the future, developing trade and regionally/culturally specific 'ergonomics toolkits' can help promote broader implementation, especially where training resources may be limited.

  17. Electric network interconnection of Mashreq Arab Countries

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    El-Amin, I.M.; Al-Shehri, A.M.; Opoku, G.; Al-Baiyat, S.A.; Zedan, F.M.

    1994-12-01

    Power system interconnection is a well established practice for a variety of technical and economical reasons. Several interconnected networks exist worldwide for a number of factors. Some of these networks cross international boundaries. This presentation discusses the future developments of the power systems of Mashreq Arab Countries (MAC). MAC consists of Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemen. Mac power systems are operated by government or semigovernment bodies. Many of these countries have national or regional electric grids but are generally isolated from each other. With the exception of Saudi Arabia power systems, which employ 60 Hz, all other MAC utilities use 50 Hz frequency. Each country is served by one utility, except Saudi Arabia, which is served by four major utilities and some smaller utilities serving remote towns and small load centers. The major utilities are the Saudi Consolidated electric Company in the Eastern Province (SCECO East), SCECO Center, SCECO West, and SCECO South. These are the ones considered in this study. The energy resources in MAC are varied. Countries such as Egypt, Iraq, and Syria have significant hydro resources.The gulf countries and Iraq have abundant fossil fuel, The variation in energy resources as well as the characteristics of the electric load make it essential to look into interconnections beyond the national boundaries. Most of the existing or planned interconnections involve few power systems. A study involving 12 countries and over 20 utilities with different characteristics represents a very large scale undertaking.

  18. National Security Issues the U.S. Faces Today 

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    Scowcroft, Brent

    2015-06-04

    Brent Scowcroft addresses the biggest security challenges the United States faces in/from each major region of the world.

  19. What can computational models tell us about face processing?

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    Cottrell, Garrison W.

    What can computational models tell us about face processing? Garrison W. Cottrell Gary about face processing? Garrison W. Cottrell Gary's Unbelievable Research Unit (GURU) Computer Science, Lingyun Zhang What can computational models tell us about face processing? Garrison W. Cottrell Gary

  20. Former Soviet refineries face modernization, restructuring

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    Not Available

    1993-11-29

    A massive modernization and restructuring program is under way in the refining sector of Russia and other former Soviet republics. Economic reforms and resulting economic dislocation following the collapse of the Soviet Union has left refineries in the region grappling with a steep decline and changes in product demand. At the same time, rising oil prices and an aging, dilapidated infrastructure promise a massive shakeout. Even as many refineries in the former Soviet Union (FSU) face possible closure because they are running at a fraction of capacity, a host of revamps, expansions, and grass roots refineries are planned or under way. The paper discusses plans.

  1. Faces of Science: Sara Del Valle

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformation Current HABFES OctoberEvan Racah861 ANNUAL ELECTRICRashi Iyer Faces ofSara Del

  2. Faces of Science:Richard Sayre

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformation Current HABFES OctoberEvan Racah861 ANNUAL ELECTRICRashi Iyer FacesRichard

  3. Live face-to-face interaction during fMRI: A new tool for social cognitive neuroscience

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    Kleiner, Mario

    Cooperative social interaction is critical for human social development and learning. Despite the importance of social interaction, previous neuroimaging studies lack two fundamental components of everyday face-to-face ...

  4. Essays on the Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Developing Countries

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    Eifert, Benjamin Patrick

    2010-01-01

    diffusion. 2.2 Electricity in developing countries The ideveloping countries – one external to the firm in source, electricityDeveloping and transition countries now have some s ubstantial e xperience w ith electricity

  5. Situation report for petroleum exporting countries

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    Hermelee, A.; D'Acierno, J.; Beller, M.; Smith, T.A.

    1980-11-01

    This report incorporates the contents of fifteen individual situation reports for major petroleum exporting countries that were prepared from the Office of Energy Emergency Management Information System. The situation reports give a synopsis of political, economic, and petroleum industry data for each oil exporting country and are designed to provide up-to-date information enabling the EEMIS Project Office to react in a timely manner to late-breaking events. The report gives a brief overview of crude oil production for the major oil producing regions of the world and identifies crude flows from the major oil producing to consuming regions - Western Europe, United States, and Japan.

  6. High Country Rose Greenhouses Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal...

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    High Country Rose Greenhouses Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name High Country Rose Greenhouses Greenhouse Low Temperature Geothermal...

  7. Countries Launch Initiative to Drive Energy Efficiency in the...

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    Countries Launch Initiative to Drive Energy Efficiency in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors Countries Launch Initiative to Drive Energy Efficiency in the Commercial and...

  8. Annual Coal Consumption by Country - Datasets - OpenEI Datasets

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    Annual Coal Consumption by Country Total annual coal consumption by country from 1980 to 2012 (available as Quadrillion Btu). Downloaded from the Energy Information Administration...

  9. PROGRESS IN RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION - A MULTI COUNTRY PERSPECTIVE -

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    Schipper, Lee

    2013-01-01

    although Germany and Sweden seem to use less energy forall countries. energy per CANADA FRANCE GERMANY ITALY JAPANand energy type for several OECD countries: Canada, France, West Germany,

  10. Consumers face $5. 9 million rate increase

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    Not Available

    1984-11-01

    Testimony at hearings before the Garrison Diversion Compromise Commission claimed that rural consumers in the Upper Midwest could face $5.9 million in electric rate increases if the commission deauthorizes the project and hydroelectric rates go up to pay the costs of the 1944 Pick-Sloan project originally assigned to irrigation. If there is no irrigation development, the revenue that irrigation must raise to repay the $67 million debt assigned to irrigation must be reassigned to hydroelectric power. The commission represents a compromise between supporters and opponents of the Garrison Diversion project. Spokesmen for regional utilities spoke in support of the project as an investment whose costs have escalated because of delays at the expense of economic development in North Dakota.

  11. Country Review of Energy-Efficiency Financial Incentives in the Residential Sector

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    Can, Stephane de la Rue du; Shah, Nihar; Phadke, Amol

    2011-07-13

    A large variety of energy-efficiency policy measures exist. Some are mandatory, some are informative, and some use financial incentives to promote diffusion of efficient equipment. From country to country, financial incentives vary considerably in scope and form, the type of framework used to implement them, and the actors that administer them. They range from rebate programs administered by utilities under an Energy-Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS) regulatory framework (California, USA) to the distribution of Eco-points rewarding customers for buying highly efficient appliances (Japan). All have the primary objective of transforming the current market to accelerate the diffusion of efficient technologies by addressing up-front cost barriers faced by consumers; in most instances, efficient technologies require a greater initial investment than conventional technologies. In this paper, we review the different market transformation measures involving the use of financial incentives in the countries belonging to the Major Economies Forum. We characterize the main types of measures, discuss their mechanisms, and provide information on program impacts to the extent that ex-ante or ex-post evaluations have been conducted. Finally, we identify best practices in financial incentive programs and opportunities for coordination between Major Economies Forum countries as envisioned under the Super Efficient Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative.

  12. REVERSE-ENGINEERING COUNTRY RISK RATINGS: A ...

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    2008-11-10

    Feb 19, 1999 ... This study provides new insights on the importance of variables by supporting the necessity of ..... system is that of (iii) self-containment, i.e. its non-reliance on any other past or present country risk ratings. ...... 1131-1151.

  13. Export Controls Things to Remember EMBARGOED COUNTRIES

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    Export Controls ­ Things to Remember EMBARGOED COUNTRIES: (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Susan, Syria) check with the Export Compliance Officer (ECO) ­ contact info below. A license or quarterly report may need to be filed. EXPORTING/SHIPPING CONTROLLED ITEMS OR INFORMATION: We need to verify the items

  14. Universidade de Braslia Faculdade de Economia, Administrao e Contabilidade -FACE

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    Universidade de Brasília Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade - FACE Programa de Contabilidade, Caixa Postal 4320, CEP 70910-900, Brasília-DF, fones: (61) 3107-0759 . 2. DO N�MERO DE VAGAS E-UnB/FACE-Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade), Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Edifício da FACE

  15. Universidade de Braslia Faculdade de Economia, Administrao e Contabilidade -FACE

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    Universidade de Brasília Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade - FACE Programa de, Administração e Contabilidade - FACE Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração - PPGA 91/2004 do Conselho de critérios de #12;Universidade de Brasília Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade - FACE

  16. Universidade de Braslia Faculdade de Economia, Administrao e Contabilidade -FACE

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    Universidade de Brasília Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade - FACE Programa de, Edifício da Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade - FACE, CEP 70910-900, Brasília-DF, fones;Universidade de Brasília Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade - FACE Programa de Pós

  17. Towards the Development of Training Tools for Face Recognition 

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    Rodriguez, Jobany

    2011-08-08

    of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Chair of Committee, Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna Committee Members, Yoonsuck Choe Dezhen Song Takashi...?ez; M.S., Monmouth University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna Distinctiveness plays an important role in face recognition, i.e., a distinctive face is usually easier to remember than a typical face. This distinctiveness...

  18. Disrupting Conventional Policy: The Three Faces of Nanotechnology

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    Malloy, Timothy

    2010-01-01

    the brush sur- rounding nanotechnology policy and suggests aImpli- cations of Nanotechnology). 6. Regarding "governance"Policy: The Three Faces of Nanotechnology Timothy F Malloy*

  19. The fundamentals of configuration in face perception and discrimination

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    Pallett, Pamela Mitchell

    2008-01-01

    D. I. A. (2008). Face Discrimination and Categorization areA. When Adaptation Affects Discrimination. (In preparation).performance on search or discrimination tasks. Journal of

  20. Tumor Engineering: The Other Face of Tissue Engineering

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    Ghajar, Cyrus M

    2010-01-01

    Vacanti, J.P. Tissue engineering. Science 260, 920, 1993. 2.dynamic reciprocity: engineering three-dimensional cultureRonnov-Jessen, L. TUMOR ENGINEERING: OTHER FACE OF TISSUE

  1. U.S. and Australian Advanced Geothermal Projects Face Setbacks...

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

    to develop and commercialize a new type of geothermal energy, called Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), are facing technical setbacks in both the United States and Australia. EGS...

  2. Using Economic Input/Output Tables to Predict a Country’s Nuclear Status

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    Weimar, Mark R.; Daly, Don S.; Wood, Thomas W.

    2010-07-15

    Both nuclear power and nuclear weapons programs should have (related) economic signatures which are detectible at some scale. We evaluated this premise in a series of studies using national economic input/output (IO) data. Statistical discrimination models using economic IO tables predict with a high probability whether a country with an unknown predilection for nuclear weapons proliferation is in fact engaged in nuclear power development or nuclear weapons proliferation. We analyzed 93 IO tables, spanning the years 1993 to 2005 for 37 countries that are either members or associates of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The 2009 OECD input/output tables featured 48 industrial sectors based on International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) Revision 3, and described the respective economies in current country-of-origin valued currency. We converted and transformed these reported values to US 2005 dollars using appropriate exchange rates and implicit price deflators, and addressed discrepancies in reported industrial sectors across tables. We then classified countries with Random Forest using either the adjusted or industry-normalized values. Random Forest, a classification tree technique, separates and categorizes countries using a very small, select subset of the 2304 individual cells in the IO table. A nation’s efforts in nuclear power, be it for electricity or nuclear weapons, are an enterprise with a large economic footprint -- an effort so large that it should discernibly perturb coarse country-level economics data such as that found in yearly input-output economic tables. The neoclassical economic input-output model describes a country’s or region’s economy in terms of the requirements of industries to produce the current level of economic output. An IO table row shows the distribution of an industry’s output to the industrial sectors while a table column shows the input required of each industrial sector by a given industry.

  3. Handheld Face Identi cation Technology in a Pervasive Computing Environment

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    Poggio, Tomaso

    Handheld Face Identi#12;cation Technology in a Pervasive Computing Environment Eugene Weinstein 1 Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Computer Science, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA a exible, modu- lar face identi#12;cation framework in the context of a pervasive computing environment

  4. Human Neural Systems for Face Recognition and Social Communication

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    Bucci, David J.

    Human Neural Systems for Face Recognition and Social Communication James V. Haxby, Elizabeth A, which underlies the perception of information that facilitates social communication. The system also has communication. This review will also discuss the role played by other neural systems in face perception

  5. Designing a Humanoid Robot Face to Fulfill a Social Contract

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    important. In designing our face, we have given special attention to the social impact of the facialDesigning a Humanoid Robot Face to Fulfill a Social Contract Aaron Edsinger and Una-May O are also building in implicit expectations about the social abilities and interactions that the machine

  6. Research Focus What's so special about the average face?

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    Kreiter, Andreas K.

    ,2 1 Brain Research Institute, Center for Advanced Imaging, University of Bremen D28334, Bremen. Are faces represented by matching to a set of stored exemplars, or by measuring the distance from a standard, or occlusion ­ far better than any machine. Functional MRI and neurophysiology show that faces are represented

  7. Universidade de Braslia Faculdade de Economia, Administrao e Contabilidade -FACE

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    Maier, Rudolf Richard

    Universidade de Brasília Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade - FACE Programa de;Universidade de Brasília Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade - FACE Programa de Pós

  8. Understanding face perception by means of human electrophysiology

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    Rossion, Bruno

    Electroencephalography (EEG): recording of electrical activity on the scalp. Event-related potentials (ERPs): small-la-Neuve, Belgium Electrophysiological recordings on the human scalp pro with conscious interpretation of a visual stimulus as a face. This face representation is rapidly refined

  9. Bailly et al, Gaze, conversational agents and face-to-face communication, Speech Comm. 24/02/2010 1 / 23 Gaze, conversational agents and face-to-face communication

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    virtual speaker (Geiger, Ezzat et al. 2003) has demonstrated that image-based facial animation techniques that are sensitive to the environment (virtual and real) in which they interact with human partners. We focus on of experiments that examine audiovisual face-to-face interaction between naive human viewers and either a human

  10. Face-responsive interfaces: from direct manipulation to perceptive presence

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    Tollmar, Konrad

    Face-responsive interfaces: from direct manipulation to perceptive presence Trevor Darrell, Konrad for human-computer interface applications. We are developing prototype systems for face-responsive interaction, ex- ploring three different interface paradigms: direct manipulation, gaze- mediated agent dialog

  11. Graphene formed on SiC under various environments: Comparison of Si-face and C-face

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    Feenstra, Randall

    of the Si atoms thereby leaving behind excess C atoms which self- assemble into the graphene. Preparation1 Graphene formed on SiC under various environments: Comparison of Si-face and C-face N. Srivastava Abstract The morphology of graphene on SiC {0001} surfaces formed in various environments including ultra

  12. Close Encounters in a Pediatric Ward: Measuring Face-to-Face Proximity and Mixing Patterns with Wearable

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    Barrat, Alain

    Close Encounters in a Pediatric Ward: Measuring Face-to- Face Proximity and Mixing Patterns.5 meters, and a time resolution of 20 seconds. The study was conducted in a general pediatrics hospital% a nurse, 22% a patient, 22% a caregiver, and 8% a physician. The majority of contacts were of brief

  13. Energy and development in Central America. Volume II. country assesments

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    Park, W.; Neves, C.; Trehan, R.; Ackerman, E.; Gallagher, W.

    1980-03-01

    This volume presents a country-by-country energy assessment of six Central American countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. For each country it includes an assessment of geographic, social, and economic aspects of energy development, an assessment of energy resources, current and projected energy use, potential strategies for energy development, and finally recommendations to USAID for the orientation of its energy development programs. Each country assessment is supplemented with a summary of energy R and D activities and a description of each country's energy-related institutions.

  14. Energy conservation in typical Asian countries

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    Yang, M.; Rumsey, P.

    1997-06-01

    Various policies and programs have been created to promote energy conservation in Asia. Energy conservation centers, energy conservation standards and labeling, commercial building codes, industrial energy use regulations, and utility demand-side management (DSM) are but a few of them. This article attempts to analyze the roles of these different policies and programs in seven typical Asian countries: China, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. The conclusions show that the two most important features behind the success policies and programs are (1) government policy support and (2) long-run self-sustainability of financial support to the programs.

  15. Economic Efficiency of Texas Country Banks. 

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    Lee, Virgil P. (Virgil Porter)

    1932-01-01

    . S. Department of Agriculture. 1 $30( ings tive -. "his study shows that most Texas country banks with less than 1,000 to $400,000 in earning assets have comparatively low earn- ;, pay very little interest to depositors, and charge compara...- ly high rates on loans. Also, the figures indicate that such ~nks are much more subject to failure or voluntary liquidation dur- g periods of depression than are the larger banks. The net earnings (before losses) for 62 banks with less than $400...

  16. North Country Ethanol LLC | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPI VenturesNew Hampshire: EnergyReservoirBrookfield,CapeCastle,Country Ethanol

  17. Form:Country | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButtePowerEdistoWhiskeyFootprint Ventures Jump to:45 - Well PermitCountry Jump to:

  18. A review of "Public Faces and Private Identities in Seventeenth-Century Holland: Portraiture and the Production of Community" by Ann Jensen Adams 

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    Silver, Larry

    2010-01-01

    Adams. Public Faces and Private Identities in Seventeenth- Century Holland. Portraiture and the Production of Community. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 398 pp., 73 b&w illus. $100. review by larry silver, university of pnnsylvania... the new demand and market for portraits, a steady source of reliable income for Rembrandt and a specialty for some painters, notably Frans Hals. Ann Jensen Adams, a specialist in this country and period, has made this portrait phenomenon her special...

  19. Building technological capability within satellite programs in developing countries

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    Wood, Danielle Renee

    2012-01-01

    Global participation in space activity is growing as satellite technology matures and spreads. Countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America are creating or reinvigorating national satellite programs. These countries are ...

  20. Trade in waste among developed countries : evidence and origins

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    Bernard, Andrew B.

    1994-01-01

    In this paper, we examine the determinants of the international trade in waste between developed countries. Data from the 1980s suggest that while the trade in waste between developed and less developed countries has ...

  1. Developing country effects of Kyoto-type emissions restrictions

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    Babiker, Mustafa H.M.; Jacoby, Henry D.

    Economic links among countries, through trade, will cause the effects of greenhouse-gas control measures taken by one set of nations to ripple through the international trade system, affecting countries that may not have ...

  2. Electricity reform in Chile : lessons for developing countries

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    Pollitt, Michael G.

    2004-01-01

    Chile was the first country in the world to implement a comprehensive reform of its electricity sector in the recent period. Among developing countries only Argentina has had a comparably comprehensive and successful reform. ...

  3. The scale dependence of dispersivity in multi-faces heterogeneous...

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    Article Resource Relation: Journal Name: J. of Hydrogology and Engineering Geology (in Chinese) Research Org: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Sponsoring Org: DOE Country of...

  4. Comparison of Graphene Formation on C-face and Si-face SiC {0001} Surfaces Luxmi, N. Srivastava, Guowei He, and R. M. Feenstra

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    Feenstra, Randall

    1 Comparison of Graphene Formation on C-face and Si-face SiC {0001} Surfaces Luxmi, N. Srivastava of graphene formed on the ( 1000 ) surface (the C-face) and the (0001) surface (the Si-face) of Si) and low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM). The graphene forms due to preferential sublimation of Si from

  5. An Interactive Computer Model of Two-Country Trade

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    Hamlen, Kevin W.

    country when free trade is made available. One of the most important learning lessons for the students91 An Interactive Computer Model of Two-Country Trade Bill Hamlen and Kevin Hamlen Abstract We introduce an interactive computer model of two-country trade that allows students to investigate

  6. Lateralization of face processing in the human brain

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    Meng, Ming

    Are visual face processing mechanisms the same in the left and right cerebral hemispheres? The possibility of such ‘duplicated processing’ seems puzzling in terms of neural resource usage, and we currently lack a precise ...

  7. Precedence of the Eye Region in Neural Processing of Faces

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    Issa, Elias

    Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has revealed multiple subregions in monkey inferior temporal cortex (IT) that are selective for images of faces over other objects. The earliest of these subregions, the posterior ...

  8. Homeland Security Challenges Facing Small Water Systems in Texas 

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    Dozier, Monty; Theodori, Gene L.; Jensen, Ricard

    2007-05-31

    threats that they face. EPA provides assistance to small systems through education work- shops and seminars, reports and guidelines, and tutorials on CD. In 2005 EPA published the Water Security Action Plan, which outlines research needs to help water...

  9. About face, computergraphic synthesis and manipulation of facial imagery

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    Weil, Peggy

    1982-01-01

    A technique of pictorially synthesizing facial imagery using optical videodiscs under computer control is described. Search, selection and averaging processes are performed on a catalogue of whole faces and facial features ...

  10. One Nanocrystal, Many Faces: Connecting the Atomic Surface Structures...

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    Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3081 F: (301) 903-6594 E: Email Us More Information May 2015 One Nanocrystal, Many Faces: Connecting the Atomic Surface...

  11. Computational analysis of spiral groove thrust bearings and face seals 

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    Zirkelback, Nicole Lisa

    1997-01-01

    Analyses for incompressible and compressible spiral groove thrust bearings (SGTBS) and face seals (SGFSS) are presented. A successive approximation linearizes the partial differential equation of pressure that arises in the compressible fluid...

  12. Neural correlates of extended dynamic face processing in neurotypicals

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    Urban, Luke (Luke S.)

    2010-01-01

    This thesis explores the unique brain patterns resulting from prolonged dynamic face stimuli. The brain waves from neurotypical subjects were recorded using the electroencephalography (EEG) while viewing a series of 10 ...

  13. Problems with packaged sources in foreign countries

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    Abeyta, Cristy L; Matzke, James L; Zarling, John; Tompkin, J. Andrew

    2010-01-01

    The Global Threat Reduction Initiative's (GTRI) Off-Site Source Recovery Project (OSRP), which is administered by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), removes excess, unwanted, abandoned, or orphan radioactive sealed sources that pose a potential threat to national security, public health, and safety. In total, GTRI/OSRP has been able to recover more than 25,000 excess and unwanted sealed sources from over 825 sites. In addition to transuranic sources, the GTRI/OSRP mission now includes recovery of beta/gamma emitting sources, which are of concern to both the U.S. government and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This paper provides a synopsis of cooperative efforts in foreign countries to remove excess and unwanted sealed sources by discussing three topical areas: (1) The Regional Partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency; (2) Challenges in repatriating sealed sources; and (3) Options for repatriating sealed sources.

  14. Radioactive waste management approaches for developed countries

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    Patricia Paviet-Hartmann; Anthony Hechanova; Catherine Riddle

    2013-07-01

    Nuclear power has demonstrated over the last 30 years its capacity to produce base-load electricity at a low, predictable and stable cost due to the very low economic dependence on the price of uranium. However the management of used nuclear fuel remains the “Achilles’ Heel” of this energy source since the storage of used nuclear fuel is increasing as evidenced by the following number with 2,000 tons of UNF produced each year by the 104 US nuclear reactor units which equates to a total of 62,000 spent fuel assemblies stored in dry cask and 88,000 stored in pools. Two options adopted by several countries will be presented. The first one adopted by Europe, Japan and Russia consists of recycling the used nuclear fuel after irradiation in a nuclear reactor. Ninety six percent of uranium and plutonium contained in the spent fuel could be reused to produce electricity and are worth recycling. The separation of uranium and plutonium from the wastes is realized through the industrial PUREX process so that they can be recycled for re-use in a nuclear reactor as a mixed oxide (MOX) fuel. The second option undertaken by Finland, Sweden and the United States implies the direct disposal of used nuclear fuel into a geologic formation. One has to remind that only 30% of the worldwide used nuclear fuel are currently recycled, the larger part being stored (70% in pool) waiting for scientific or political decisions. A third option is emerging with a closed fuel cycle which will improve the global sustainability of nuclear energy. This option will not only decrease the volume amount of nuclear waste but also the long-term radiotoxicity of the final waste, as well as improving the long-term safety and the heat-loading of the final repository. At the present time, numerous countries are focusing on the R&D recycling activities of the ultimate waste composed of fission products and minor actinides (americium and curium). Several new chemical extraction processes, such as TRUSPEAK, ALSEP, EXAM, or LUCA are pursued worldwide and their approaches will be highlighted.

  15. Biofuel Feedstock Assessment For Selected Countries

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    Kline, Keith L; Oladosu, Gbadebo A; Wolfe, Amy K; Perlack, Robert D; Dale, Virginia H; McMahon, Matthew

    2008-02-01

    Findings from biofuel feedstock production assessments and projections of future supply are presented and discussed. The report aims to improve capabilities to assess the degree to which imported biofuel could contribute to meeting future U.S. targets to reduce dependence on imported oil. The study scope was focused to meet time and resource requirements. A screening process identified Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, and the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) region for initial analysis, given their likely role in future feedstock supply relevant to U.S. markets. Supply curves for selected feedstocks in these countries are projected for 2012, 2017 and 2027. The supply functions, along with calculations to reflect estimated supplies available for export and/or biofuel production, were provided to DOE for use in a broader energy market allocation study. Potential cellulosic supplies from crop and forestry residues and perennials were also estimated for 2017 and 2027. The analysis identified capacity to potentially double or triple feedstock production by 2017 in some cases. A majority of supply growth is derived from increasing the area cultivated (especially sugarcane in Brazil). This is supplemented by improving yields and farming practices. Most future supplies of corn and wheat are projected to be allocated to food and feed. Larger shares of future supplies of sugarcane, soybean and palm oil production will be available for export or biofuel. National policies are catalyzing investments in biofuel industries to meet targets for fuel blending that generally fall in the 5-10% range. Social and environmental concerns associated with rapid expansion of feedstock production are considered. If the 2017 projected feedstock supply calculated as 'available' for export or biofuel were converted to fuel, it would represent the equivalent of about 38 billion gallons of gasoline. Sugarcane and bagasse dominate the available supply, representing 64% of the total. Among the nations studied, Brazil is the source of about two-thirds of available supplies, followed distantly by Argentina (12%), India and the CBI region.

  16. Biofuel Feedstock Assessment for Selected Countries

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    Kline, K.L.; Oladosu, G.A.; Wolfe, A.K.; Perlack, R.D.; Dale, V.H.

    2008-02-18

    Findings from biofuel feedstock production assessments and projections of future supply are presented and discussed. The report aims to improve capabilities to assess the degree to which imported biofuel could contribute to meeting future U.S. targets to reduce dependence on imported oil. The study scope was focused to meet time and resource requirements. A screening process identified Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, and the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) region for initial analysis, given their likely role in future feedstock supply relevant to U.S. markets. Supply curves for selected feedstocks in these countries are projected for 2012, 2017 and 2027. The supply functions, along with calculations to reflect estimated supplies available for export and/or biofuel production, were provided to DOE for use in a broader energy market allocation study. Potential cellulosic supplies from crop and forestry residues and perennials were also estimated for 2017 and 2027. The analysis identified capacity to potentially double or triple feedstock production by 2017 in some cases. A majority of supply growth is derived from increasing the area cultivated (especially sugarcane in Brazil). This is supplemented by improving yields and farming practices. Most future supplies of corn and wheat are projected to be allocated to food and feed. Larger shares of future supplies of sugarcane, soybean and palm oil production will be available for export or biofuel. National policies are catalyzing investments in biofuel industries to meet targets for fuel blending that generally fall in the 5-10% range. Social and environmental concerns associated with rapid expansion of feedstock production are considered. If the 2017 projected feedstock supply calculated as ‘available’ for export or biofuel were converted to fuel, it would represent the equivalent of about 38 billion gallons of gasoline. Sugarcane and bagasse dominate the available supply, representing 64% of the total. Among the nations studied, Brazil is the source of about two-thirds of available supplies, followed distantly by Argentina (12%), India and the CBI region.

  17. PROGRESS IN RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION - A MULTI COUNTRY PERSPECTIVE -

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    Schipper, Lee

    2013-01-01

    Table Comparison of LBL and IEA Residential Energy Dataof LBL Country LBL (PJ) IEA (PJ) Comment CANADA FRANCEITALY JAPAN SWEDEN UK IEA (and Stat.Canada) omit large

  18. DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country...

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    DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky and More DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian...

  19. DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country...

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    April 24: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Natural Resources and Agriculture Webinar Webinar Sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, White...

  20. DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country...

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    Control Retrofits and Air-Side Control Peer Exchange, and More DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Pneumatic Control Retrofits and Air-Side...

  1. Enabling a Transition to Low Carbon Economies in Developing Countries...

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    Bangladesh Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Enabling a Transition to Low Carbon Economies in Developing Countries: Bangladesh AgencyCompany...

  2. ,"California Natural Gas Imports Price All Countries (Dollars...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","California Natural Gas Imports Price All Countries (Dollars per Thousand Cubic Feet)",1,"Annual",2014...

  3. ,"Georgia Natural Gas Imports Price All Countries (Dollars per...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","Georgia Natural Gas Imports Price All Countries (Dollars per Thousand Cubic Feet)",1,"Annual",2014...

  4. ,"Mississippi Natural Gas Imports Price All Countries (Dollars...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","Mississippi Natural Gas Imports Price All Countries (Dollars per Thousand Cubic Feet)",1,"Annual",2014...

  5. ,"Maryland Natural Gas Imports Price All Countries (Dollars per...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Of Series","Frequency","Latest Data for" ,"Data 1","Maryland Natural Gas Imports Price All Countries (Dollars per Thousand Cubic Feet)",1,"Annual",2014...

  6. Country report on advertising and promotion bans - Croatia

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    Hrabak-Zerbajic, Dr. Vlasta

    2004-01-01

    Country report on advertising and promotion bans – Croatiaand promotion bans – Croatia Dr Vlasta Hrabak-Zerbajicbeen grown and consumed in Croatia. In the last century the

  7. Power and Particle Exhaust in Tokamaks: Integration of Plasma Scenarios with Plasma Facing Materials and Components

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    Power and Particle Exhaust in Tokamaks: Integration of Plasma Scenarios with Plasma Facing Materials and Components

  8. Title: Face Recognition in the Thermal Infrared Spectrum Authors: Pradeep Buddharaju, Ioannis Pavlidis, and Ioannis Kakadiaris

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    with the Equinox thermal face database, our method performed better than competing approaches with accuracy scores

  9. (appeared in Proceedings SIGGRAPH '98, pp. 67-74) An Anthropometric Face Model using Variational Techniques

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    DeCarlo, Doug

    as a reference. Keywords: face modeling, anthropometry, variational modeling, crowd generation 1 Introduction that characterize the face. The form and values of these measurements are computed according to face anthropometry the research from face anthropometry that we draw on; Section 3 describes how random measurements

  10. Developed Countries' Imposed Standards on Trade of Agricultural Imports from Developing Countries 

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    Cabrera, Raul; Cochran, Matt; Dangelmayr, Lauren; D'Aguilar, Gavin; Lee, Jeongwoo; Speir, Ian; Weigand, Courtney

    2007-01-01

    by the EU has been declining. From being the largest exporter of beef for years, it is now a lesser competitor. Third, occupying a distinct and competitive second tier is the set of smaller exporters that include Argentina, New Zealand, Canada, and India... countries9 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 ' 0 0 0 m e t r i c t o n s Argentina Australia Brazil Canada EU-15/25 India New Zealand United States Source: USDA PSD Online, available...

  11. DOE Tribal Intern Aims to Improve Conditions in Indian Country...

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    my life improving conditions in Indian County for all Native nations. I grew up in poverty and want to ensure that the sorts of problems I faced are no longer commonplace in...

  12. Facing the Music A Facial Action Controlled Musical Interface

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    Lyons, Michael J.

    is the single most important source of social information communicated between humans. The muscles of the mouth all require the fine spatial and temporal control of a large number of muscles of the face and mouth are located in the image and shape parameters are extracted. The first implementation treats only the mouth

  13. Face Recognition at a Distance: Scenario Analysis and Applications

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    Autonoma de Madrid, Universidad

    . Tome, and J. Ortega-Garcia Abstract. Face recognition is the most popular biometric used vision which has been the subject of active R. Vera-Rodriguez, J. Fierrez, P. Tome, and J. Ortega, 11 - 28049 Madrid, Spain e-mail: {ruben.vera,julian.fierrez,pedro.tome}@uam.es, javier.ortega

  14. Response of Plasma Facing Components to Various Transient

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Response of Plasma Facing Components to Various Transient Events in Tokamak Devices: Serious Symposium on "Edge Plasma and Surface Component Interactions in Steady State Magnetic Fusion Devices" NIFS;3 Magnetic Fusion Activities #12;4 Magnetic Fusion (ITER) work at Argonne Be first wall Carbon high heat flux

  15. MFR PAPER 1165 Japan's tuna fishery faces a

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    MFR PAPER 1165 Japan's tuna fishery faces a major depression as catch rates decline, oil prices of the more obvious reasons for the present state are these: I. Tripling of oil prices in the last year. 2 market are not also having their prob- lems at this time. The increased oil prices, having gone from $40

  16. Individuation and holistic processing of faces in rhesus monkeys

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    Hoffman, Kari

    displays as an integrated whole. The present study used an adaptation paradigm to test whether untrained, macaques showed greater rebound from adaptation to conspecific faces than to other animals this assertion: during rebound, fixation to the unchanged eye region was renewed, but only for aligned stimuli

  17. Adaptive optics enhanced simultaneous en-face optical coherence tomography

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    Dainty, Chris

    Adaptive optics enhanced simultaneous en-face optical coherence tomography and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy David Merino and Chris Dainty Applied Optics Group, Department of Experimental Physics, National and Adrian Gh. Podoleanu Applied Optics Group, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury

  18. FIRE Plasma Facing Components Pre-Conceptual Design

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    , a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. #12FIRE Plasma Facing Components Pre-Conceptual Design Michael Ulrickson Presented at Fusion Summer rate required for He removal ­ Fusion burn rate 1 x 1020/s (200 MW) ­ He fraction in the divertor 0

  19. Subtasks of Unconstrained Face Recognition Joel Z Leibo,1

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    Poggio, Tomaso

    Authors contributed equally 1Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, McGovern Institute for Brain Research gold standard evaluation dataset: Labeled Faces in the Wild (LFW) (Huang et al., 2008; Chen et al to be the gold standard (Huang et al., 2008). LFW and similar datasets (e.g., PubFig83) consist of publicly

  20. A Complementary Local Feature Descriptor for Face Identification Jonghyun Choi

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    Daume III, Hal

    Symmetric-Pairs of Pixels (CCS-POP). It concate- nates the symmetric pixel differences centered at a pixel Patterns, its variants and Pairs-of-Pixels (POP). Combining CCS-POP with existing descriptors achieves better face identification performance on FRGC Ver. 1.0 and FERET datasets compared to state- of-the-art

  1. Economic Issues Facing the Internet Hal R. Varian

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    Varian, Hal R.

    ­spirited pattern of cooperation that have characterized the Internet's history would probably not have beenEconomic Issues Facing the Internet Hal R. Varian June 10, 1996 (Revised September 15, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 6 Summary 18 1 Introduction The peculiar economic situation of the Internet is due to the fact

  2. Electricity reform in developing and transition countries: A reappraisal

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Electricity reform in developing and transition countries: A reappraisal J.H. Williams, R. Ghanadan-3050, USA Abstract Since about 1990, many developing and transition countries have undertaken market-oriented reforms in their electric power sectors. Despite the widespread adoption of a standard policy model

  3. Climate change: comparative impact on developing and developed countries

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    Climate change: comparative impact on developing and developed countries PAUL CHINOWSKY1 , CAROLYN. In these projections, climate change is a global issue with potential impacts for every country. However, the relative levels to determine the relative impact of climate change in the context of a single infrastructure

  4. Climate Change Uncertainty and Skepticism: A Cross-Country Analysis

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    Climate Change Uncertainty and Skepticism: A Cross-Country Analysis Skepticism about climate change for other countries. · Skepticism and uncertainty are related but different aspects of climate change perceptions. In the literature, skepticism often relates to whether people believe climate change is happening

  5. The energy situation in five Central American countries

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    Trocki, L.; Booth, S.R.; Umana Q, A.

    1987-06-01

    This study describes the energy resources and the changes that have taken place in energy supply and demand in five Central American countries between 1970 and 1984. Economic changes are also reviewed because they influence and are affected by changes in the energy sector. The work was performed under the auspices of the US Agency for International Development. The Central American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama are highly dependent on fuel wood as a source of energy, particularly in the residential sector. They also rely upon imported oil products to supply a growing modern sector. Most countries have significant hydroelectric and geothermal resources, and most countries produce a large portion of their electricity from hydroelectric projects. Demand for electricity has grown rapidly. Relative shares of primary versus secondary energy in the five countries vary significantly and strongly correlate with average per capita income. Consumption of secondary energy has declined during the recent economic recession suffered by the region.

  6. Radioactive Waste Management in Non-Nuclear Countries - 13070

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    Kubelka, Dragan; Trifunovic, Dejan

    2013-07-01

    This paper challenges internationally accepted concepts of dissemination of responsibilities between all stakeholders involved in national radioactive waste management infrastructure in the countries without nuclear power program. Mainly it concerns countries classified as class A and potentially B countries according to International Atomic Energy Agency. It will be shown that in such countries long term sustainability of national radioactive waste management infrastructure is very sensitive issue that can be addressed by involving regulatory body in more active way in the infrastructure. In that way countries can mitigate possible consequences on the very sensitive open market of radioactive waste management services, comprised mainly of radioactive waste generators, operators of end-life management facilities and regulatory body. (authors)

  7. Pakistan: Asia-Pacific energy series, country report

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    Gazdar, M.N.

    1992-03-01

    As part of our continuing assessment of Asia-Pacific energy markets, the Energy Program has embarked on a series of country studies that discuss in detail the structure of the energy sector in each major country in the region. The country studies also provide the reader with an overview of the economic and political situation in the various countries. We have particularly highlighted petroleum and gas issues in the country studies and have attempted to show the foreign trade implications of oil and gas trade. Finally, to the greatest extent possible, we have provided the latest available statistics -- often from unpublished and disparate sources that are unavailable to most readers. Staff members have traveled extensively in -- and at times have lived in -- the countries under review and have held discussions with senior policymakers in government and industry. Thus, these reports provide not only information but also the latest thinking on energy issues in the various countries. This report summarizes the energy and economic situation in Pakistan.

  8. Indonesia: Asia-Pacific energy series, country report

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    Prawiraatmadja, W.; Yamaguchi, N.; Breazeale, K.; Basari, S.R.

    1991-04-01

    As part of our continuing assessment of Asia-Pacific energy markets, the Energy Program has embarked on a series of country studies that discuss in detail the structure of the energy sector in each major country in the region. To date, our reports to the US Department of Energy have covered Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. The country studies also provide the reader with an overview of the economic and political situation in the various countries. We have particularly highlighted petroleum and gas issues in the country studies and have attempted to show the foreign trade implications of oil and gas trade. Finally, to the greatest extent possible, we have provided the latest available statistics -- often from unpublished and disparate sources that are unavailable to most readers. Staff members have traveled extensively in -- and at times have lived in -- the countries under review and have held discussions with senior policymakers in government and industry. Thus, these reports provide not only information but also the latest thinking on energy issues in the various countries. This report covers Indonesia. 37 refs., 36 figs., 64 tabs.

  9. Optical device with conical input and output prism faces

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    Brunsden, Barry S. (Chicago, IL)

    1981-01-01

    A device for radially translating radiation in which a right circular cylinder is provided at each end thereof with conical prism faces. The faces are oppositely extending and the device may be severed in the middle and separated to allow access to the central part of the beam. Radiation entering the input end of the device is radially translated such that radiation entering the input end at the perimeter is concentrated toward the output central axis and radiation at the input central axis is dispersed toward the output perimeter. Devices are disclosed for compressing beam energy to enhance drilling techniques, for beam manipulation of optical spatial frequencies in the Fourier plane and for simplification of dark field and color contrast microscopy. Both refracting and reflecting devices are disclosed.

  10. Peanut-shaped bulges in face-on disk galaxies

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    Mendez-Abreu, J; Debattista, V P; De Rijcke, S; Aguerri, J A L; Pizzella, A

    2010-01-01

    We present high resolution absorption-line spectroscopy of 3 face-on galaxies, NGC 98, NGC 600, and NGC 1703 with the aim of searching for box/peanut (B/P)-shaped bulges. These observations test and confirm the prediction of Debattista et al. (2005) that face-on B/P-shaped bulges can be recognized by a double minimum in the profile of the fourth-order Gauss-Hermite moment h_4. In NGC 1703, which is an unbarred control galaxy, we found no evidence of a B/P bulge. In NGC 98, a clear double minimum in h_4 is present along the major axis of the bar and before the end of the bar, as predicted. In contrast, in NGC 600, which is also a barred galaxy but lacks a substantial bulge, we do not find a significant B/P shape.

  11. Make-buy decisions in the face of radical innovations.

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    Perrons, Robert Kirby

    2004-10-26

    Connect DEC Digital Equipment Corporation DVD Digital Video Disc EM Expectation Maximization GDP Gross Domestic Product GE General Electric GM General Motors IBM International Business Machines IP Intellectual Property... ______________________________________________________________________________ Make-Buy Decisions in the Face of Radical Innovations 5 Balloon Tire Bicycle,” the “Aero Cycle,” and the built-in “Cycle Lock” brought about a quantum leap in the industry. Instead of outsourcing the production of the parts for his bicycles as had been...

  12. Dimpled/grooved face on a fuel injection nozzle body for flame stabilization and related method

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    Uhm, Jong Ho; Johnson, Thomas Edward; Kim, Kwanwoo; Zuo, Baifang

    2013-08-20

    A fuel injection head for a fuel nozzle used in a gas turbine combustor includes a substantially hollow body formed with an upstream end face, a downstream end face and a peripheral wall extending therebetween. A plurality of pre-mix tubes or passages extend axially through the hollow body with inlets at the upstream end face and outlets at the downstream end face. An exterior surface of the downstream end face is formed with three-dimensional surface features that increase a total surface area of the exterior surface as compared to a substantially flat, planar downstream end face.

  13. For Prof. Roddam Narasimha (ed.) The Many Faces of Engineering

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    Keniston, Kenneth

    for the Information Age of more than one hundred countries, of determining what is right, proper, secret, public of India Survive the Information Age? Kenneth Keniston The coming of the "Information Age, are analyses of the cultural implications of the new information technologies. By "cultural implications" I

  14. COSTA VERDEfeaturing CANTABRIA & BASQUE COUNTRY August 27-September 7, 2015

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    Toronto, University of

    ;Spain's Costa Verde, the Green Coast, considered by many to be the country's most beautiful area lunches and five dinners; tea or coffee with all meals, plus wine with dinner. · Sample authentic regional

  15. Country report Municipal solid waste composition determination supporting

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    Columbia University

    Country report Municipal solid waste composition determination supporting the integrated solid waste management system in the island of Crete E. Gidarakos *, G. Havas, P. Ntzamilis Laboratory of Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University

  16. Electricity Network Tariff Architectures: A Comparison of Four OECD Countries

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    Sakhrani, Vivek

    2010-07-01

    The study is motivated by the question “what is the optimal tariff design?” While we do not offer an answer to this question, we use the different designs in four select countries to illuminate the issues involved in ...

  17. The market for alfalfa seed in the country of Mexico 

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    Berentsen, Roberto, Jr

    1993-01-01

    This study develops a knowledge base of the market for alfalfa seed in the country of Mexico. The research findings and results of the study are intended to contribute toward the further understanding of the Mexican market ...

  18. Green Business in Indian Country Start-Up Award

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Trees, Water, & People is accepting applications for the Green Business in Indian Country Start-Up Award and offering assistance to one selected applicant in starting their own business in a related field.

  19. Essays on household decision making in developing countries

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    Berry, James W. (James Wesley)

    2009-01-01

    This dissertation contains three essays on household decision making in the areas of education and health in developing countries. The first chapter explores intra-household decision making in the context of conditional ...

  20. Understanding developing countries' capacities to negotiate effective trade agreements : Colombia

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    Bonilla, Martha Isabel, 1965-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis explores the obstacles (the negotiation machinery, the asymmetric context of power and the international and domestic context) for developing countries in negotiating international trade agreements with the US. ...

  1. Microgrid Policy Review of Selected Major Countries, Regions, and Organizations

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    Qu, Min

    2014-01-01

    2. RD&D Activities on Microgrids 2.1 US and Canada Country/Framework Programme): the Microgrids EU http://ec.europa.eu/Programme): More Microgrids EU http://ec.europa.eu/

  2. Firstname Lastname Affiliation Country Christine Aebi University of Bern Switzerland

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    Firstname Lastname Affiliation Country Christine Aebi University of Bern Switzerland Laurie Agel University of Bern Switzerland Daniel Bernet University of Bern Switzerland Emanuele Bevacqua Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel Germany Sandro Blumer University of Bern Switzerland Aleksandra

  3. Costs of Imported Crude Oil by Selected Country

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

    OPEC Algeria Indonesia Mexico Nigeria Saudi Arabia United Kingdom Venezuela Other Countries Arab OPEC b Total OPEC c 1978 ... 14.12 13.61 13.24 14.05...

  4. Energy Use and Carbon Emissions: Non-OECD Countries

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    1994-01-01

    Presents world energy use and carbon emissions patterns, with particular emphasis on the non-OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries (including the current and former centrally planned economies).

  5. As of : Jan 19, 2011 S.No. Country

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    Pittendrigh, Barry

    applicable) Full bene bank name and address 14 Barbados BBD Dollar Swift and Account number Bene and Bene bank country must be Barbados Need reason for payment Belarus BWP Pulas Swift and Account number Need

  6. Strategic analysis of mobile money ventures in Developing countries

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    Caballero, Luis (Luis Alberto Caballero Parra)

    2012-01-01

    Mobile money services are spreading rapidly in many developed and developing countries across the world. Whereas in developed economies these new services are seen as a way to make current services more functional and ...

  7. Outsourcing and wage inequality in the home country 

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    Hsu, Kuang-Chung

    2009-05-15

    This dissertation consists of three essays, which mainly talk about the wage inequality caused by outsourcing in the source countries like the US. The title of the first essay is “Does Outsourcing Always Benefit Skilled ...

  8. Bicycle-powered attachments : designing for developing countries

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    Wu, Jodie (Jodie Z.)

    2009-01-01

    There are 550 million smallholder farmers around the world who earn less than $1/day who could benefit from pedal-powered attachments. This project discusses factors to consider in designing for developing countries and ...

  9. BACKGROUND GLOBAL STEEL OVERCAPACITY and OIL COUNTRY TUBULAR...

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

    and quality standards. Seeing a new market ripe for capture, OCTG imports from nine countries, chief among them South Korea, more than doubled between 2010 and 2012. As the surge...

  10. The impact of oil on a developing country

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Ikein, A.

    1990-01-01

    This book provides an analysis of the impact of the oil industry on a particular developing country, Nigeria over a period of 32 years. Arguing that previous studies on the oil industry in developing countries have tended to focus only on the economic significance of oil, ignoring its societal costs, the author uses a multidimensional approach that enables him to identify the linkage between the performance of the oil industry and the pattern of Nigeria's national and regional development.

  11. IEA Bioenergy task 40 Country report for the Netherlands

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    1 IEA Bioenergy task 40 ­ Country report for the Netherlands Update 2006 Martin Junginger Marc de-energy trade #12;IEA Bioenergy task 40 Country report for the Netherlands ­update 2006 i IEA Bioenergy Task 40.Junginger@chem.uu.nl, A.Faaij@chem.uu.nl Report NWS-E-2006-XX ISBN 90-73958-96-2 September 2006 #12;IEA Bioenergy task 40

  12. Challenges Facing CHP: A State-by-State Assessment (ACEEE), 2011...

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

    Challenges Facing CHP: A State-by-State Assessment (ACEEE), 2011 Challenges Facing CHP: A State-by-State Assessment (ACEEE), 2011 For years, the American Council for an...

  13. Exploring the mechanisms critical to the operation of metal face seals through modeling and experiments

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    Wang, Yong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    2008-01-01

    This thesis aims to explore operation mechanisms of a special type of mechanical face seals: the flexible metal-to-metal face seal (FMMFS). Unique features of the FMMFS include much more flexibility in the circumferential ...

  14. Prospects for the power sector in nine developing countries

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    Meyers, S.; Goldman, N.; Martin, N.; Friedmann, R.

    1993-04-01

    Based on information drawn primarily from official planning documents issued by national governments and/or utilities, the authors examined the outlook for the power sector in the year 2000 in nine countries: China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Argentina and Mexico. They found that the implicit rates of average annual growth of installed electric power capacity between 1991 and 2001 range from a low of 3.3% per year in Argentina to a high of 13.2% per year in Indonesia. In absolute terms, China and India account for the vast majority of the growth. The plans call for a shift in the generating mix towards coal in six of the countries, and continued strong reliance on coal in China and India. The use of natural gas is expected to increase substantially in a number of the countries. The historic movement away from oil continues, although some countries are maintaining dual-fuel capabilities. Plans call for considerable growth of nuclear power in South Korea and China and modest increases in India and Taiwan. The feasibility of the official plans varies among the countries. Lack of public capital is leading towards greater reliance on private sector participation in power projects in many of the countries. Environmental issues are becoming a more significant constraint than in the past, particularly in the case of large-scale hydropower projects. The financial and environmental constraints are leading to a rising interest in methods of improving the efficiency of electricity supply and end use. The scale of such activities is growing in most of the study countries.

  15. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Car safety seats for children: rear facing for best protection

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    ORIGINAL ARTICLE Car safety seats for children: rear facing for best protection B Henary, C P between rear-facing (RFCS) and forward-facing (FFCS) car seats for children less than 2 years of age riding in passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, or light trucks were included in the study. Logistic

  16. U.S. Industrial Team DED-1 5/25/2001FIRE Plasma Facing Components

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    U.S. Industrial Team DED-1 5/25/2001FIRE Plasma Facing Components FIRE Plasma Facing Component Cost The Boeing Company #12;U.S. Industrial Team DED-2 5/25/2001FIRE Plasma Facing Components WBS 1.1 Plasma cooling Contingency should be sufficient to cover other open issues #12;U.S. Industrial Team DED-3 5

  17. U.S. Industrial Team DED-1 5/18/2001FIRE Plasma Facing Components

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    U.S. Industrial Team DED-1 5/18/2001FIRE Plasma Facing Components FIRE Plasma Facing Component from Dan Driemeyer Chandu Baxi The Boeing Company General Atomics #12;U.S. Industrial Team DED-2 5 units for remote maintenance during operation #12;U.S. Industrial Team DED-3 5/18/2001FIRE Plasma Facing

  18. U.S. Industrial Team DED-1 3/30/2004FIRE Plasma Facing Components

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    U.S. Industrial Team DED-1 3/30/2004FIRE Plasma Facing Components FIRE Plasma Facing Component Driemeyer Chandu Baxi The Boeing Company General Atomics #12;Presentation Outline U.S. Industrial Team DED-2 Configuration U.S. Industrial Team DED-3 3/30/2004FIRE Plasma Facing Components 16 upper and lower modules

  19. Face Photo-Sketch Synthesis and Recognition Xiaogang Wang and Xiaoou Tang, Fellow, IEEE

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    Wang, Xiaogang

    Face Photo-Sketch Synthesis and Recognition Xiaogang Wang and Xiaoou Tang, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--In this paper, we propose a novel face photo-sketch synthesis and recognition method using a multiscale Markov Random Fields (MRF) model. Our system has three components: 1) given a face photo, synthesizing a sketch

  20. Mitigating Effects of Plastic Surgery: Fusing Face and Ocular Biometrics Raghavender Jillela and Arun Ross

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    Ross, Arun Abraham

    Mitigating Effects of Plastic Surgery: Fusing Face and Ocular Biometrics Raghavender Jillela.Ross}@mail.wvu.edu Abstract The task of successfully matching face images obtained before and after plastic surgery is a challenging problem. The degree to which a face is altered depends on the type and number of plastic surgeries

  1. A Multi-Resolution Dynamic Model for Face Aging Simulation jlsuo.lhi@gmail.com

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    Zhu, Song Chun

    a dataset of 50,000 adult faces at different ages; (2) we explicitly model the uncer- tainty in face aging recognition systems in a variety of real world applications, such as person identification based on old ID graphics. Previous work on face aging can be divided into two categories: child growth and adult aging

  2. Robust Human Detection Under Occlusion by Integrating Face and Person Detectors

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    Daume III, Hal

    Robust Human Detection Under Occlusion by Integrating Face and Person Detectors William Robson is a challenging problem in computer vision. We address this problem through a framework which integrates face detection and person detection. We first investigate how the response of a face detector is correlated

  3. Presentation 1.2: How Brazilian pulp and paper industry faces energy challenges Mr Ludwig Moldan

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    AND PAPER INDUSTRY ENERGY MATRIXMATRIX 20042004 Black Liquor 60% Firewood 19% Others 2% Fuel Oil 10%SteamPresentation 1.2: How Brazilian pulp and paper industry faces energy challenges Mr Ludwig Moldan, 2006 HOW BRAZILIAN PULP AND PAPERHOW BRAZILIAN PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY FACES ENERGYINDUSTRY FACES

  4. BRIEF COMMUNICATION A 7 Tesla fMRI Study of Amygdala Responses to Fearful Faces

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    Hadjikhani, Nouchine

    BRIEF COMMUNICATION A 7 Tesla fMRI Study of Amygdala Responses to Fearful Faces Wietske van der field strength. In this study, the feasibility of fMRI in the amygdalae at 7 Tesla was investigated in a fearful face depends on stimulus duration. Keywords Amygdala Á fMRI Á 7 Tesla Á Fear Á Face perception

  5. Distance Measures for Gabor Jets-Based Face Authentication: A Comparative Evaluation

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    Bicego, Manuele

    Distance Measures for Gabor Jets-Based Face Authentication: A Comparative Evaluation Daniel Gonz (Italy) tista@uniss.it Abstract. Local Gabor features (jets) have been widely used in face recognition systems. Once the sets of jets have been extracted from the two faces to be compared, a proper measure

  6. Vision, central 403 Early (M170) activation of face-specific cortex

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    Hadjikhani, Nouchine

    Vision, central 403 Early (M170) activation of face-specific cortex by face-like objects Nouchine, and not a late reinterpretation cognitive phenomenon. NeuroReport 20:403­407 c 2009 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. NeuroReport 2009, 20:403­407 Keywords: face perception, magnetoencephalography

  7. Power Deposition on Tokamak Plasma-Facing Components

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    Arter, Wayne; Fishpool, Geoff

    2014-01-01

    The SMARDDA software library is used to model plasma interaction with complex engineered surfaces. A simple flux-tube model of power deposition necessitates the following of magnetic fieldlines until they meet geometry taken from a CAD (Computer Aided Design) database. Application is made to 1) models of ITER tokamak limiter geometry and 2) MASTU tokamak divertor designs, illustrating the accuracy and effectiveness of SMARDDA, even in the presence of significant nonaxisymmetric ripple field. SMARDDA's ability to exchange data with CAD databases and its speed of execution also give it the potential for use directly in the design of tokamak plasma facing components.

  8. Fact #734: July 2, 2012 OPEC Countries Represent Less Than Half...

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

    by Country of Origin, 1973-2011 (million barrels per day) Year Saudi Arabia Venezuela Nigeria Other OPEC Countries Canada Mexico Russia Other Non-OPEC Countries Total 1973 0.49...

  9. Energy Efficient Residential Building Code for Arab Countries 

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    Hanna, G. B.

    2010-01-01

    26-28, 2010, Kuwait 1 Energy Efficient Residential Building Code for Arab Countries George B. HANNA Consultant, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Building Physics and Environment, Housing and Building National Research Center, P. O. Box... in most of the Arab Countries. ESL-IC-10-10-62 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 ICEBO2010, October 26-28, 2010, Kuwait 2 E le c tru c i ty C o n s u m p tio n 2 0 0...

  10. Low Carbon Growth Country Studies Program | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EAInvervarLeeds,Asia-Pacific Developing Countries | Open EnergyCountry

  11. Close encounters in a pediatric ward: measuring face-to-face proximity and mixing patterns with wearable sensors

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    Isella, L; Barrat, A; Cattuto, C; Colizza, V; Broeck, W Van den; Gesualdo, F; Pandolfi, E; Ravà, L; Rizzo, C; Tozzi, A E; 10.1371/journal.pone.0017144

    2011-01-01

    Nosocomial infections place a substantial burden on health care systems and represent a major issue in current public health, requiring notable efforts for its prevention. Understanding the dynamics of infection transmission in a hospital setting is essential for tailoring interventions and predicting the spread among individuals. Mathematical models need to be informed with accurate data on contacts among individuals. We used wearable active Radio-Frequency Identification Devices to detect face-to-face contacts among individuals with a spatial resolution of about 1.5 meters, and a time resolution of 20 seconds. The study was conducted in a general pediatrics hospital ward, during a one-week period, and included 119 participants. Nearly 16,000 contacts were recorded during the study, with a median of approximately 20 contacts per participants per day. Overall, 25% of the contacts involved a ward assistant, 23% a nurse, 22% a patient, 22% a caregiver, and 8% a physician. The majority of contacts were of brief ...

  12. Advancing Next-Generation Energy in Indian Country (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-08-01

    This fact provides information on the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE-IE) initiative to provide technical expertise to support the development of next-generation energy projects in Indian Country.

  13. Assessing the Energy Costs of Computing Devices in Developing Countries

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    Simha, Rahul

    Assessing the Energy Costs of Computing Devices in Developing Countries K. Gopinath1 and Rahul's consume signifi- cant power. While cost of ICT equipment has been a limiting factor in the past (and even difficult limiting factor. The resulting energy implications suggest that alternative devices might be more

  14. Roadmap for H2 in the Nordic Countries

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    Roadmap for H2 in the Nordic Countries Per Dannemand Andersen, Ole Greve, Stefan Krüger Nielsen: Per Dannemand Andersen, Ole Greve, Stefan Krûger Niel- sen Title: Roadmaps for H2 in the Nordic char.): This report reports on a roadmap workshop held in Roskilde in 2004 as a part of the Nordic H2

  15. Advancing Next-Generation Energy in Indian Country (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-08-01

    This fact sheet provides information on Tribes in the lower 48 states selected to receive assistance from the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE-IE) initiative to provide technical expertise to support the development of next-generation energy projects in Indian Country.

  16. Advancing Next-Generation Energy in Indian Country (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2012-08-01

    This fact sheet provides information on the Alaska Native governments selected to receive assistance from the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE-IE) initiative to provide technical expertise to support the development of next-generation energy projects in Indian Country.

  17. Advancing Energy Development in Indian Country (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2013-03-01

    This fact sheet provides information on the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE-IE) initiative to provide technical expertise to support the development of next-generation energy projects in Indian Country.

  18. Institutions, Natural Resources, and Economic Development in the MENA Countries

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    Alsayaary, Salah Saeed A.

    2013-12-31

    -2010 ............................................................................. 60 Figure 16: The average Oil rent (%GDP) 1970-2010 ............................................................................................ 62 Figure 17: The Average Natural Gas Rent (%GDP) 1970... resources play a central role in shaping the political economy of the MENA region. The region’s economies are highly dependent on natural resource rents, especially oil and natural gas. This is not surprising fact considering that MENA countries are richly...

  19. The new Basel accord and developing countries: problems and alternatives

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    Ward, Jonathan

    2002-01-01

    Foundation. I am grateful to my colleagues at CERF and to bank regulators from several countries for discussions and suggestions. None of these bears responsibility either for the errors or for the opinions. 3 CONTENTS Executive Summary... Basel Accords 1988 and 2003..................................................................................... 8 The weaknesses of Basel 2........................................................................................ 11 3. The new Basel...

  20. Country Report Impact of growing urbanization and air pollution on

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    Singh, Ramesh P.

    discussion is presented here of the degradation in air quality in major cities, the source of the pollutants5 Country Report Impact of growing urbanization and air pollution on the regional climate over. censusindia.net/, Fig. 1). The population growth has been mainly centered around cities due pri- marily

  1. Jordan: A Refugee Haven ---Country Profile Graldine Chatelard

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Jordan: A Refugee Haven --- Country Profile Géraldine Chatelard August 2010, Migration Information by European colonial powers. It soon became the first host of Palestinian refugees. These people have arrived assistance from the international community to help resettle and integrate the refugees. The remittances

  2. Industrial Energy Use and Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries 

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    Price, L.; Martin, N.; Levine, M. D.; Worrell, E.

    1996-01-01

    The industrial sector accounts for over 50% of energy used in developing countries. Growth in this sector has been over 4.5% per year since 1980. Energy intensity trends for four energy-intensive sub-sectors (iron and steel, chemicals, building...

  3. Exports and productivity --Comparable evidence for 14 countries

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Exports and productivity -- Comparable evidence for 14 countries N° 2007-36 Décembre 2007 The International Study Group on Exports and Productivity Flora BELLONE Université de Nice ­ Sophia Antipolis Liza Lionel NESTA OFCE-DRIC Stefano SCHIAVO OFCE-DRIC hal-00973116,version1-3Apr2014 #12;Exports

  4. Version Dec 12, 2002 SHOULD DEVELOPING COUNTRIES RENOUNCE MINING?

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    . The prices of primary products may have fallen relative to those for manufactured goods. If true, countries of imported manufactured goods. Graham A. Davis is Associate Professor of Economics and Business causes considerable fluctuations in government revenues and foreign exchange earnings for mineral

  5. Energy efficiency from the perspective of developing countries

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    in the markets are fundamental, as illustrated by integrated resource planning and utility demand side management for utilities to earn profits on demand side energy effi- ciency investments. There is a need for an integrated the industrialized countries because the infrastructure-building era is largely over there and the demand for basic

  6. SINGLE-FACED GRAYQB{trademark} - A RADIATION MAPPING DEVICE

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    Mayer, J.; Farfan, E.; Immel, D.; Phillips, M.; Bobbitt, J.; Plummer, J.

    2013-12-12

    GrayQb{trademark} is a novel technology that has the potential to characterize radioactively contaminated areas such as hot cells, gloveboxes, small and large rooms, hallways, and waste tanks. The goal of GrayQb{trademark} is to speed the process of decontaminating these areas, which reduces worker exposures and promotes ALARA considerations. The device employs Phosphorous Storage Plate (PSP) technology as its primary detector material. PSPs, commonly used for medical applications and non-destructive testing, can be read using a commercially available scanner. The goal of GrayQb{trademark} technology is to locate, quantify, and identify the sources of contamination. The purpose of the work documented in this report was to better characterize the performance of GrayQb{trademark} in its ability to present overlay images of the PSP image and the associated visual image of the location being surveyed. The results presented in this report are overlay images identifying the location of hot spots in both controlled and field environments. The GrayQb{trademark} technology has been mainly tested in a controlled environment with known distances and source characteristics such as specific known radionuclides, dose rates, and strength. The original concept for the GrayQb{trademark} device involved utilizing the six faces of a cube configuration and was designed to be positioned in the center of a contaminated area for 3D mapping. A smaller single-faced GrayQb{trademark}, dubbed GrayQb SF, was designed for the purpose of conducting the characterization testing documented in this report. This lighter 2D version is ideal for applications where entry ports are too small for a deployment of the original GrayQb™ version or where only a single surface is of interest. The shape, size, and weight of these two designs have been carefully modeled to account for most limitations encountered in hot cells, gloveboxes, and contaminated areas. GrayQb{trademark} and GrayQb{trademark} SF share the same fundamental detection system design (e.g., pinhole and PSPs). Therefore, performance tests completed on the single face GrayQB in this report is also applicable to the six- faced GrayQB (e.g., ambient light sensitivity and PSP response). This report details the characterization of the GrayQb{trademark} SF in both an uncontrolled environment; specifically, the Savannah River Site (SRS) Plutonium Fuel Form Facility in Building 235-F (Metallurgical Building) and controlled testing at SRS’s Health Physics Instrument Calibration Facility and SRS’s R&D Engineering Imaging and Radiation Systems Building. In this report, the resulting images from the Calibration Facility were obtained by overlaying the PSP and visual images manually using ImageJ. The resulting images from the Building 235-F tests presented in this report were produced using ImageJ and applying response trends developed from controlled testing results. The GrayQb{trademark} technology has been developed in two main stages at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL): 1) the GrayQb{trademark} development was supported by SRNL’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program and 2) the GrayQb{trademark} SF development and its testing in Building 235-F were supported by the Office of Deactivation and Decommissioning and Facility Engineering (EM-13), U.S. Department of Energy – Office of Environmental Management.

  7. Feasibility of Wholesale Electricity Competition in a Developing Country: Insights from Simulating a Market in Maharashtra State, India

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    Phadke, Amol

    2007-01-01

    more dependent on electricity than developing countries. InElectricity Crisis: Lessons for Developing Countries” EnergyFirst, as electricity sectors in developing countries tend

  8. Developments in Assisting Countries in Implementing the IAEA Additional Protocol

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    Killinger, Mark H.; Hansen, Linda H.; Cain, Ronald A.; Kovacic, Don N.; Apt, Kenneth E.; VanSickle, Matthew

    2010-08-11

    In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began assisting selected non-nuclear weapon states in planning and preparing for implementation of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Additional Protocol (AP). Since then, the AP international implementation program has contributed to the substantial progress made by Vietnam, Thailand, Iraq, and Malaysia in preparing for entry-into-force of the AP. An overall engagement plan has been developed with components designed to train government AP implementing agencies, inform policy makers, conduct outreach to industry and universities, make AP reporting software available and useful, and plan a detailed approach for implementing the declaration and complementary access provisions of the AP. DOE recently began collaborating with Indonesia, which has already entered the AP into force, requiring a second method of engagement somewhat different from that taken with countries that have not entered the AP into force. The AP international implementation program, administered by the International Nuclear Safeguards and Engagement Program, is working more closely with DOE’s International Nonproliferation Export Control Program to ensure countries are aware of and prepared to implement the export/import provisions of the AP. As the AP implementation program matures and helps move countries closer to entry-into-force or improved AP implementation, it is identifying characteristics of a country’s “end-state” that indicate that DOE assistance is no longer required. The U.S. AP Implementation Act and Senate Resolution of Ratification require the Administration to report annually to Congress on measures taken to achieve the adoption of the AP in non-nuclear weapon states. DOE’s AP international implementation program is a significant part of these measures. This paper describes recent developments to increase the scope and effectiveness of the program.

  9. Appendix C: Hepatitis B Endemic Countries List Countries considered highly endemic (8% or higher HBsAg prevalence) for hepatitis B

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    MacMillan, Andrew

    Appendix C: Hepatitis B Endemic Countries List Countries considered highly endemic (8% or higher HBsAg prevalence) for hepatitis B infection are listed by geographical areas. Africa ­ excludes

  10. Biometric Consortium Conference (BC2003), Crystal City, VA Performance Comparison of Visual and Thermal Signatures for Face Recognition

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    Abidi, Mongi A.

    ) face images from 90 individuals. Research conducted by the Equinox Company used this database to show

  11. Abstract -In this paper, we examine the performance of a weighted voting classification strategy for human face

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    Hassoun, Mohamad H.

    Combination of Classifiers Scheme for Human Face Recognition Author 1 Anonymous Address Anonymous Address

  12. JOURNAL OF LATEX CLASS FILES, VOL. *, NO. *, JANUARY 2009 1 A Compositional and Dynamic Model for Face Aging

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    Zhu, Song Chun

    for Face Aging Jinli Suo , Song-Chun Zhu , Shiguang Shan and Xilin Chen Abstract--In this paper we present a compositional and dynamic model for face aging. The compositional model represents faces in each age group, wrinkles, etc.) crucial for age perception and Or nodes represent large diversity of faces by alternative

  13. Economic evaluation of rural woodlots in a developing country: Tanzania

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    Kihiyo, V.B.M.S.

    1996-03-01

    Rural areas in developing countries use wood as their main source of energy. Previously, wood has been obtained free from natural forests and woodlands. The pressure of increased demand through population growth, and the fact that natural trees take longer to grow, has made this resource scarce. Thus, raising trees in woodlots has been adopted as the solution to its shortage in the wild. However, growing trees in woodlots will inevitably require resources in terms of capital, land and manpower. Economic evaluation becomes necessary to ascertain that these resources are used economically. This paper dwells on some of the salient features of the economic evaluation of woodlots, such as interest rates, shadow prices of factors of production, social opportunity, cost of capital and sensitivity analysis of such woodlots in a developing country such as Tanzania. 19 refs., 5 tabs.

  14. RECENT PROGRESS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DUCTILE-PHASE TOUGHENED TUNGSTEN FOR PLASMA-FACING MATERIALS

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    Henager, Charles H.; Kurtz, Richard J.; Roosendaal, Timothy J.; Borlaug, Brennan A.; Odette, George R.; Cunningham, Kevin; Fields, Kirk A.; Gragg, David; Zok, Frank W.

    2014-03-03

    The objective of this study is to develop the materials science of fiber-reinforced tungsten composites as candidates for plasma-facing components in future fusion reactors.

  15. New Zealand: Asia-Pacific energy series, country report

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    Yamaguchi, N.D.; Keevill, H.D.

    1992-03-01

    The New Zealand energy sector has undergone significant changes in the past few years. Reform and deregulation came to New Zealand in large doses and at a rapid pace. Unlike Japan where deregulation was designed for a five-year phase-in period or even Australia where the government was fully geared up to handle deregulation, deregulation occurred in New Zealand almost with no phase-in period and very little planning. Under fast-paced Rogernomics,'' the energy sector was but one more element of the economy to be deregulated and/or privatized. While the New Zealand energy sector deregulation is generally believed to have been successful, there are still outstanding questions as to whether the original intent has been fully achieved. The fact that a competent energy bureaucracy was mostly lost in the process makes it even more difficult to find those with long enough institutional memories to untangle the agreements and understandings between the government and the private sector over the previous decade. As part of our continuing assessment of Asia-Pacific energy markets, the Resources Programs at the East-West Center has embarked on a series of country studies that discuss in detail the structure of the energy sector in each major country in the region. To date, our reports to the US Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Energy Emergencies, have covered Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. The country studies also provide the reader with an overview of the economic and political situation in the various counties. We have particularly highlighted petroleum and gas issues in the country studies and have attempted to show the foreign trade implications of oil and gas trade. Finally, to the greatest extent possible, we have provided the latest available statistics.

  16. Country Club, Florida: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  17. Clocking in the face of unpredictability beyond quantum uncertainty

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    F. Hadi Madjid; John M. Myers

    2015-04-16

    In earlier papers we showed unpredictability beyond quantum uncertainty in atomic clocks, ensuing from a proven gap between given evidence and explanations of that evidence. Here we reconceive a clock, not as an isolated entity, but as enmeshed in a self-adjusting communications network adapted to one or another particular investigation, in contact with an unpredictable environment. From the practical uses of clocks, we abstract a clock enlivened with the computational capacity of a Turing machine, modified to transmit and to receive numerical communications. Such "live clocks" phase the steps of their computations to mesh with the arrival of transmitted numbers. We lift this phasing, known in digital communications, to a principle of \\emph{logical synchronization}, distinct from the synchronization defined by Einstein in special relativity. Logical synchronization elevates digital communication to a topic in physics, including applications to biology. One explores how feedback loops in clocking affect numerical signaling among entities functioning in the face of unpredictable influences, making the influences themselves into subjects of investigation. The formulation of communications networks in terms of live clocks extends information theory by expressing the need to actively maintain communications channels, and potentially, to create or drop them. We show how networks of live clocks are presupposed by the concept of coordinates in a spacetime. A network serves as an organizing principle, even when the concept of the rigid body that anchors a special-relativistic coordinate system is inapplicable, as is the case, for example, in a generic curved spacetime.

  18. Head Pose Estimation of Partially Occluded Faces Markus T. Wenzel and Wolfram H. Schiffmann

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    Schiffmann, Wolfram

    Head Pose Estimation of Partially Occluded Faces Markus T. Wenzel and Wolfram H. Schiffmann.Schiffmann@FernUni-Hagen.de Abstract This paper describes an algorithm which calculates the approximate head pose of partially occluded faces with- out training or manual initialization. The presented ap- proach works on low

  19. Adaptive Robot Design with Hand and Face Tracking for Use in Autism Therapy

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    O'Kane, Jason

    Adaptive Robot Design with Hand and Face Tracking for Use in Autism Therapy Laura Boccanfuso1 interactive games using hand and face tracking with a robot as a tool for autism therapy. The robot robotics 1 Introduction Robot-assisted autism therapy employs robots as social mediators for promot- ing

  20. Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Experiment PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Richard J. Norby

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    is projected to reduce the airborne fraction of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Coupled climate-carbon cycleFree-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Experiment PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Richard J. Norby PARTICIPATING Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) project is to understand how the eastern deciduous forest

  1. Multi-Sensory Face Biometric Fusion (for Personal Identification) Paper #: 20

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    Drummond, Tom

    measures the heat energy radiation emitted by the face rather than the light reflectance. A thermal sensor The objective of this work is to recognize faces using sets of images in visual and thermal spectra frequently contains occlusions due to eye-wear and is inherently less discriminative. Our method is based

  2. On Person Authentication by Fusing Visual and Thermal Face Biometrics Ognjen Arandjelovic

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    Cipolla, Roberto

    . This is due to the fact that a thermal infrared sensor measures the heat energy radiation emitted by the faceOn Person Authentication by Fusing Visual and Thermal Face Biometrics Ognjen Arandjelovi´c Riad in the thermal spectrum are promising in achieving invariance to extreme illumination changes that are often

  3. A Multi-Resolution Dynamic Model for Face Aging Simulation jlsuo.lhi@gmail.com

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    Chen, Xilin

    is learned from a dataset of 50,000 adult faces at different ages; (2) we explicitly model the uncer- tainty identification based on old ID photos, recognition of fugitives, looking for miss- ing children, and computer graphics. Previous work on face aging can be divided into two categories: child growth and adult

  4. Multimodal Face Recognition using Hybrid Correlation Filters Anamika Dubey, Abhishek Sharma

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    Daume III, Hal

    and visible spectrum. In the proposed approach, wavelet based image fusion is used to fuse the face images Minimum Average Correlation Energy) and HMACH (Hybrid Maximum Average Correlation Height) filters and the results are encouraging. Keywords- Thermal, visible, face recognition, wavelet fusion, correlation filter

  5. Face detection in intelligent ambiences with colored illumination Christina Katsimerou, Judith A. Redi, Ingrid Heynderickx

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    : intelligent ambiences, adaptive lighting, face detection, skin segmentation, color constancy 1. Introduction of a person in a room from videos and re- sponds adaptively to it with (multi-color) light settings, which. Human face detection is an essential step in the creation of intelligent lighting ambi- ences

  6. LEARNING STRUCTURALLY DISCRIMINANT FEATURES IN 3D FACES Sreenivas R. Sukumar1

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    Abidi, Mongi A.

    Engineering, 2 Department of Statistics The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. ABSTRACT In this paper discriminant feature-clusters of lower dimensionality. We apply this framework on human face anthropometry data significant statistical inference on 3D anthropometry data of human faces. With our results and conclusions

  7. Fusion of Visual and Thermal Signatures with Eyeglass Removal for Robust Face Recognition

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    Abidi, Mongi A.

    Fusion of Visual and Thermal Signatures with Eyeglass Removal for Robust Face Recognition Jingu Heo.S.A. Abstract ­ This paper describes a fusion of visual and thermal infrared (IR) images for robust face recognition. Two types of fusion methods are discussed: data fusion and decision fusion. Data fusion produces

  8. Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing us today. CICERO's mission

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    Johansen, Tom Henning

    Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing us today. CICERO's mission is to provide reliable and comprehensive knowledge about all aspects of the climate change problem. Foto: Scanpix #12;Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing us today. CICERO's mission is to provide reliable

  9. Graphene on Carbon-face SiC{0001} Surfaces Formed in a Disilane Environment

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    Feenstra, Randall

    Graphene on Carbon-face SiC{0001} Surfaces Formed in a Disilane Environment N. Srivastavaa , Guowei-face, graphene, interface structure, low energy electron microscopy, disilane Abstract. The formation of epitaxial graphene on SiC( 1000 ) in a disilane environment is studied. The higher graphitization

  10. Benchmark Studies on Face Recognition Srinivas Gutta, Jeffrey Huang, Dig Singh, Imran Shah,

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    Wechsler, Harry

    , building automated systems that accomplish this task is very difficult. There are several related sub) bench marking of both simple but well known algorithms, and of novel automated and integrated face­of­the­art in automated face recognition. We address three complementary problems: (A) development of a representative

  11. Solid waste management challenges for cities in developing countries

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    Abarca Guerrero, Lilliana; Maas, Ger; Hogland, William

    2013-01-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Stakeholders. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Factors affecting performance waste management systems. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Questionnaire as Annex for waste management baseline assessment. - Abstract: Solid waste management is a challenge for the cities' authorities in developing countries mainly due to the increasing generation of waste, the burden posed on the municipal budget as a result of the high costs associated to its management, the lack of understanding over a diversity of factors that affect the different stages of waste management and linkages necessary to enable the entire handling system functioning. An analysis of literature on the work done and reported mainly in publications from 2005 to 2011, related to waste management in developing countries, showed that few articles give quantitative information. The analysis was conducted in two of the major scientific journals, Waste Management Journal and Waste Management and Research. The objective of this research was to determine the stakeholders' action/behavior that have a role in the waste management process and to analyze influential factors on the system, in more than thirty urban areas in 22 developing countries in 4 continents. A combination of methods was used in this study in order to assess the stakeholders and the factors influencing the performance of waste management in the cities. Data was collected from scientific literature, existing data bases, observations made during visits to urban areas, structured interviews with relevant professionals, exercises provided to participants in workshops and a questionnaire applied to stakeholders. Descriptive and inferential statistic methods were used to draw conclusions. The outcomes of the research are a comprehensive list of stakeholders that are relevant in the waste management systems and a set of factors that reveal the most important causes for the systems' failure. The information provided is very useful when planning, changing or implementing waste management systems in cities.

  12. Country Report on Building Energy Codes in Canada

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    Shui, Bin; Evans, Meredydd

    2009-04-06

    This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America . This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in Canada, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope, HVAC, lighting, and water heating) for commercial and residential buildings in Canada.

  13. New Zealand Asia-Pacific energy series country report

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    Yamaguchi, N.D.; Keevill, H.D.

    1992-03-01

    This report on New Zealand is one of a series of country studies intended to provide a continuous, long-term source of energy sector analysis for the Asia-Pacific region. This report addresses significant changes occurring due to the reform, deregulation, and privatization of the economy in general and the energy sector in particular; provides the reader with an overview of the economic and political situation; petroleum and gas issues are highlighted, particularly the implications of foreign trade in oil and gas; provides the latest available statistics and insights to energy policy that are not generally available elsewhere.

  14. Country Report on Building Energy Codes in Australia

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    Shui, Bin; Evans, Meredydd; Somasundaram, Sriram

    2009-04-02

    This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America (U.S.). This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in Australia, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope, HVAC, and lighting) for commercial and residential buildings in Australia.

  15. Country Report on Building Energy Codes in India

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    Evans, Meredydd; Shui, Bin; Somasundaram, Sriram

    2009-04-07

    This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America. This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in India, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes in India, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope, HVAC, lighting, and water heating) for commercial buildings in India.

  16. Country Report on Building Energy Codes in China

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    Shui, Bin; Evans, Meredydd; Lin, H.; Jiang, Wei; Liu, Bing; Song, Bo; Somasundaram, Sriram

    2009-04-15

    This report is part of a series of reports on building energy efficiency codes in countries associated with the Asian Pacific Partnership (APP) - Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, India, and the United States of America (U.S.). This reports gives an overview of the development of building energy codes in China, including national energy policies related to building energy codes, history of building energy codes, recent national projects and activities to promote building energy codes. The report also provides a review of current building energy codes (such as building envelope and HVAC) for commercial and residential buildings in China.

  17. The status of energy planning in five Central American countries

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    Booth, S.R.; Fonseca, M.G.

    1991-08-01

    This report examines the current status of national energy planning in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama. A framework is provided that divides energy planning activities into two broad categories: the fundamental tasks'' and the bounding conditions.'' The fundamental tasks of energy planning include the gathering and systematizing of data, conducting energy situation analyses and short- or long-term planning for the country, and defining and implementing national energy plans. While the bonding conditions are situations that preclude completion of fundamental tasks, such as level of technical expertise. 20 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  18. AVTA: 2011 Chrysler Town and Country Experimental PHEV Testing Results

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a Chrysler Town and Country PHEV 2011, an experimental model not currently for sale. The baseline performance testing provides a point of comparison for the other test results. Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

  19. Microsoft Word - Kenya_10km_solar_country_report.doc

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland: Energy ResourcesDec 2005 WindPRO isMickey HotMicrosemi CorpKenya Final country

  20. Ecofys-Country Fact Sheets | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EA Jump to:of the NationalDynetekof EconomicEcodasa AGEcofys-Country

  1. Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic Documents: ARCGIS Shape File, all

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OFAMERICA'SHeavyAgencyTendoMassachusetts: EnergyRenewablesAfrica -Countries |

  2. Rayburn Country Elec Coop, Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop Inc Jump to:Newberg,Energy LLCALLETEREFU ElektronikRates with tierRay SunCountry

  3. BLM Color Country District Office | Open Energy Information

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  4. Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic Documents: Interactive MAP in PDF,

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EAand DaltonSolar EnergyAerodynall Countries | Open Energy Information

  5. Country Club Hills, Illinois: 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTIONRobertsdale, Alabama (Utility Company)|Alabama: Energy Resources Jump to:| OpenofCountry Club Hills,

  6. Country Club, California: 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTIONRobertsdale, Alabama (Utility Company)|Alabama: Energy Resources Jump to:| OpenofCountry Club

  7. Country Walk, Florida: 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTIONRobertsdale, Alabama (Utility Company)|Alabama: Energy Resources Jump to:| OpenofCountryWalk,

  8. Total Crude Oil and Products Imports from All Countries

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963 1.969 1.979 1.988Prices,Flight Paths30,2,8, 2015EndProduct:Country:

  9. Insurance as an adaptation strategy for extreme weather events indeveloping countries and economies in transition

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    Mills, Evan

    2004-06-30

    The insurance industry can play a material role indecreasing the vulnerability of developing countries and economies intransition to weather-related natural disasters while simultaneouslysupporting both its own market-based objectives and the objectives ofsustainable development. Although insurance is not a "silver bullet" forthe problems posed by natural disasters in emerging markets,public-private partnerships can enhance insurance's ability to spread therisks and manage the costs of weather-related disasters as well as toincrease the pool of people who have access to coverage. (For simplicityin this report, the phrase "emerging markets" is intended to encompassdeveloping countries and economies in transition.) Promising strategiesfor emerging markets involve establishing innovative products and systemsfor delivering insurance and using technologies and practices that bothreduce vulnerability to disaster-related insurance losses and supportsustainable development (including reducing greenhouse gas emissions).These strategies can enhance sustainable development efforts and increasethe insurability of risks, making insurance markets in emerging marketsmore viable. Emerging markets are especially vulnerable to extremeweather events, which impede development by causing physical damage,compromising human and ecosystem health, diverting scarce resources todisaster relief and recovery, and deterring future investment andinsurance availability by amplifying the risks faced by foreigninterests. An average of 300 million people are affected or killed eachyear by weather-related disasters in emerging markets. Characteristics ofemerging markets contributing to their particular vulnerability incontrast to developed nations include: greater frequency of poverty;weaker lifelines (transportation, communication, utilities, emergencyresponse, and hospitals); poorer quality of construction and absence ofor deficiencies in building codes and other regulations; and highdependence on resource-based industries (e.g., agriculture). Naturaldisasters such as drought often dislocate large groups of people,amplifying their vulnerability to future disasters. Development itselfcan compound these vulnerabilities by promoting population growth,urbanization, intensive coastal development, and concentrations ofclimate-sensitive physical and health-related hazards. With its pool offinancial reserves, the global insurance market provides considerableadaptive capacity for weather-related damage to property, life, andhealth. The global insurance market--perhaps the world's largestindustry--represented $2.9 trillion in premiums in 2003, or approximatelyeight percent of global gross domestic product (GDP). To put this inperspective, the insurance industry s revenues make it equivalent to thethird largest country in the world in terms of GDP. In 2003, totalpremiums in emerging markets represented $314 billion (up from $270billion just a year earlier) or 11 percent of the global total, withgrowth rates often dramatically higher than those in the industrial world(twice as high, on average, between 1980 and 2000) and often exceedingGDP growth rates. Emerging markets are poised to represent half of worldinsurance premiums by the middle of this century.Insurance premiums arerising in part because the economic costs of natural disasters aregrowing, as is the insured share (up from a negligible level in the 1950sto approximately 20 percent of the total today). Insurance marketconditions vary regionally. Current insurance penetration (premiums perGDP) is lowest in Africa and Asia and highest in Latin America. Premiumsas a percent of GDP are lowest in the Middle East/Central Asia and LatinAmerica and highest in Africa. The smallest market by total premiums isthe Middle East/Central Asia, and the largest is South and East Asia(excluding Japan). The economic costs of weather-related events are high,totaling $1 trillion worldwide from 1980 through 2003. During thisperiod, insurance covered four percent of total costs of weather-relateddisasters in emerging markets compar

  10. Gas in developing countries: Volume 1, Main report

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    Not Available

    1987-12-17

    When gas is discovered in a developing country, and there is either insufficient to justify an Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export project, or a surplus over-and-above LNG requirements, what are the problems that hinder its development for the internal market in that country. Are there positive steps that can be taken to facilitate such development. The major focus of this study is therefore on the problems that arise in negotiating and implementing agreements between companies and governments. The asymmetries and differences between the behavior and perceptions of the two groups impinge on the conduct of negotiations and the nature of agreements reached between the parties. Objectives are examined for each group as well as the procedures they follow and the constraints under which they operate. The effect of differences on exploration contracts, on pricing and on fiscal regimes are examined and practical ways in which the different objectives of governments and companies can be reconciled to their mutual advantage are suggested. The report is divided into two parts. This Volume, Part One of the report, contains a synthesis of our views on the issues raised by research, and the main conclusions.

  11. Third special price report. [Latin American countries, USA, and Canada

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    1982-06-06

    Energy Detente's latest international price survey at midyear 1982 showed the average price of premium gasoline had fallen US $0.27 in the 11-month period since their first special report in July 1981. The biggest price drop occurred in Costa Rica, where prices in local currency increased slightly but in US dollars declined US $1.91 - due to the fall of the Colon against the US dollar. The case of Costa Rica exemplifies how the rise of the US dollar influenced the survey findings. Generally, the price drops showed that in several countries fuel prices haven't kept up with inflation and this shows up when prices are expressed in dollars. However, analysis of US prices, and prices in Guatemala where currency is at par with the dollar, shows prices fell (modestly) there too. Prices in Mexico and Venezuela doubled. Ecuador listed the lowest prices in the survey. Also included in this issue are brief energy notes from Mexico and other Latin American countries.

  12. The contribution of mobile telecommunication technology to sustainable development in selected countries in Africa

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    Shih, Alexander (Alexander En-Tzu)

    2011-01-01

    While most of the world's population resides in countries that are wealthy or developing, the rest reside in low-income and least developed countries (LDCs), left behind and growing more disconnected. At the same time, ...

  13. The impact and potential role of multinational corporations in achieving sustainability in Latin American countries

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    Atencio, Charles V. (Charles Victor)

    2010-01-01

    This thesis aims to assess the activities and influence of automotive multinational corporations (MNCs) in developing countries as it relates to the concept of "total sustainability" within three countries: Argentina, ...

  14. Mali-Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries...

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    Mali-Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP) Jump to: navigation, search Name Mali-Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries...

  15. Fact #836: September 1, Non-OPEC Countries Supply Nearly Two...

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

    of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) are shown in shades of blue while non-OPEC countries are shown in shades of green. Petroleum imports rose sharply...

  16. Energy Demand and Fuel Supply in Developing Countries Brazil, Korea and the Philippines

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    Sathaye, Jayant A.

    1984-01-01

    1980. COUNTRY REPORT BRAZIL TRENDS OF ENERGY USE I N BRAZILBRAZIL KOREA PHILIPPINES INTRODUCTION During the 1970s, energyENERGY DEMAND AND FUEL SUPPLY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BRAZIL,

  17. Debt dependency, debt relief, and macroeconomic policies: how does the structure of external and domestic debt affect the well being of a country?s citizenry? 

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    Burns, Jackie Rene

    2005-02-17

    -1 DEBT DEPENDENCY, DEBT RELIEF, AND MACROECONOMIC POLICIES: HOW DOES THE STRUCTURE OF EXTERNAL AND DOMESTIC DEBT AFFECT THE WELL BEING OF A COUNTRY?S CITIZENRY? A Dissertation by JACKIE R. BURNS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies... THE STRUCTURE OF EXTERNAL AND DOMESTIC DEBT AFFECT THE WELL BEING OF A COUNTRY?S CITIZENRY? A Dissertation by JACKIE R. BURNS Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

  18. Future Air Conditioning Energy Consumption in Developing Countries and what can be done about it: The Potential of Efficiency in the Residential Sector

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    McNeil, Michael A.; Letschert, Virginie E.

    2008-01-01

    Forecasting Electricity Demand in Developing Countries: Adeveloping countries will probably be installed in households where electricity

  19. Lithium As Plasma Facing Component for Magnetic Fusion Research

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    Masayuki Ono

    2012-09-10

    The use of lithium in magnetic fusion confinement experiments started in the 1990's in order to improve tokamak plasma performance as a low-recycling plasma-facing component (PFC). Lithium is the lightest alkali metal and it is highly chemically reactive with relevant ion species in fusion plasmas including hydrogen, deuterium, tritium, carbon, and oxygen. Because of the reactive properties, lithium can provide strong pumping for those ions. It was indeed a spectacular success in TFTR where a very small amount (~ 0.02 gram) of lithium coating of the PFCs resulted in the fusion power output to improve by nearly a factor of two. The plasma confinement also improved by a factor of two. This success was attributed to the reduced recycling of cold gas surrounding the fusion plasma due to highly reactive lithium on the wall. The plasma confinement and performance improvements have since been confirmed in a large number of fusion devices with various magnetic configurations including CDX-U/LTX (US), CPD (Japan), HT-7 (China), EAST (China), FTU (Italy), NSTX (US), T-10, T-11M (Russia), TJ-II (Spain), and RFX (Italy). Additionally, lithium was shown to broaden the plasma pressure profile in NSTX, which is advantageous in achieving high performance H-mode operation for tokamak reactors. It is also noted that even with significant applications (up to 1,000 grams in NSTX) of lithium on PFCs, very little contamination (< 0.1%) of lithium fraction in main fusion plasma core was observed even during high confinement modes. The lithium therefore appears to be a highly desirable material to be used as a plasma PFC material from the magnetic fusion plasma performance and operational point of view. An exciting development in recent years is the growing realization of lithium as a potential solution to solve the exceptionally challenging need to handle the fusion reactor divertor heat flux, which could reach 60 MW/m2 . By placing the liquid lithium (LL) surface in the path of the main divertor heat flux (divertor strike point), the lithium is evaporated from the surface. The evaporated lithium is quickly ionized by the plasma and the ionized lithium ions can provide a strongly radiative layer of plasma ("radiative mantle"), thus could significantly reduce the heat flux to the divertor strike point surfaces, thus protecting the divertor surface. The protective effects of LL have been observed in many experiments and test stands. As a possible reactor divertor candidate, a closed LL divertor system is described. Finally, it is noted that the lithium applications as a PFC can be quite flexible and broad. The lithium application should be quite compatible with various divertor configurations, and it can be also applied to protecting the presently envisioned tungsten based solid PFC surfaces such as the ones for ITER. Lithium based PFCs therefore have the exciting prospect of providing a cost effective flexible means to improve the fusion reactor performance, while providing a practical solution to the highly challenging divertor heat handling issue confronting the steadystate magnetic fusion reactors.

  20. Household energy use in non-OPEC developing countries

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    Fernandez, J.C.

    1980-05-01

    Energy use in the residential sector in India, Brazil, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, the Sudan, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Guatemala is presented. Whenever possible, information is included on the commercial fuels (oil, gas, coal, and electricity) and on what are termed noncommercial fuels (firewood, animal dung, and crop residues). Of special interest are the differences in the consumption patterns of urban and rural areas, and of households at different income levels. Where the data allow, the effect of household size on energy consumption is discussed. Section II is an overview of the data for all eight countries. Section III examines those areas (India, Brazil, Mexico City) for which data exist on the actual quantity of energy consumed by households. Korea, the Sudan, and Pakistan, which collect data on household expenditures on fuels, are discussed in Section IV. The patterns of ownership of energy-using durables in Malaysia and Guatemala are discussed in Section V. (MCW)

  1. Forestry mitigation potential and costs in developing countries - Preface

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    Sathaye, Jayant A.; Makundi, Willy; Andrasko, Kenneth

    2001-01-01

    The forest sector in Tanzania offers ample opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and sequestered carbon (C) in terrestrial ecosystems. More than 90% of the country's demand for primary energy is obtained from biomass mostly procured unsustainably from natural forests. This study examines the potential to sequester C through expansion of forest plantations aimed at reducing the dependence on natural forest for wood fuel production, as well as increase the country's output of industrial wood from plantations. These were compared ton conservation options in the tropical and miombo ecosystems. Three sequestration options were analyzed, involving the establishment of short rotation and long rotation plantations on about 1.7 x 106 hectares. The short rotation community forest option has a potential to sequester an equilibrium amount of 197.4 x 106 Mg C by 2024 at a net benefit of $79.5 x 106, while yielding a NPV of $0.46 Mg-1 C. The long rotation options for softwood and hardwood plantations will reach an equilibrium sequestration of 5.6 and 11.8 x 106 Mg C at a negative NPV of $0.60 Mg-1 C and $0.32 Mg-1 C. The three options provide cost competitive opportunities for sequestering about 7.5 x 106 Mg C yr -1 while providing desired forest products and easing the pressure on the natural forests in Tanzania. The endowment costs of the sequestration options were all found to be cheaper than the emission avoidance cost for conservation options which had an average cost of $1.27 Mg-1 C, rising to $7.5 Mg-1 C under some assumptions on vulnerability to encroachment. The estimates shown here may represent the upper bound, because the actual potential will be influenced by market prices for inputs and forest products, land use policy constraints and the structure of global C transactions.

  2. Smile like Hollywood Star: Face Components as Game Jaewook Jung, Hanbit Park, Shin Kang and Minsoo Hahn

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . The working process of FCR interface has five steps. At first, it detects the face region by Haarcascade

  3. A University's Resilience in the Face of Adversity September 2010 Earthquake

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    Hickman, Mark

    A University's Resilience in the Face of Adversity The 4th September 2010 Earthquake Shakenbutnot.................................................................................................................. 7 2 The September 4th Earthquake ....................................................................... 10 3.2 Prior Understanding of the Earthquake Risk

  4. Predicting Human Performance for Face Recognition1 Alice J. O'Toole Fang Jiang

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    O'Toole, Alice J.

    the factors that affect human accuracy. These factors can be classified into facial stucture constraints then be possible to apply these principles to the design of algorithms to meet the pressing challenges of face

  5. Building on the Past, Facing the Future: Renewing the Creative Economy

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    New Mexico, University of

    Building on the Past, Facing the Future: Renewing the Creative Economy of New Mexico 1 UNM Bureau's Arts and Cultural Economy #12;Bureau of Business & Economic Research Inventory & Analysis of NM

  6. Numerical models for scoring failures of flexible metal to metal face seals

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    Hong, Jinchul, 1977-

    2005-01-01

    The flexible metal to metal face seals (FMMFS) has unique features including much more flexibility in the circumferential direction than in the radial direction, identical rotating and stationary seals, and a loading ...

  7. Managing Face in Online Contexts: Expressing Disagreement on a Taiwan-based BBS 

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    Lin, HsinChieh

    2009-11-26

    The present paper examines the realisation of disagreement on two discussion boards on a Taiwan-based BBS (Electronic Bulletin Board Service) to identify the linguistic devices utilized in online disagreements and to analyze the concept of face...

  8. Chu: America Faces a Choice to "Compete in the Clean Energy Race...

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

    faces a choice today: Are we going to recognize the opportunity and compete in the clean energy race or will we wave the white flag and watch all of these jobs go to China, Korea,...

  9. The Cambridge Car Memory Test: A task matched in format to the Cambridge Face Memory Test, with norms, reliability,

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    Duchaine, Bradley C.

    The Cambridge Car Memory Test: A task matched in format to the Cambridge Face Memory Test a prosopagnosic shows a face-specific or object- general deficit). Here, we present such a task. Our Cambridge Car higher than the mean for females. We demonstrate independence between face memory and car memory

  10. Policy issues facing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and prospects for the future

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    Sweeney, J.

    1999-04-01

    This report is divided into the following 5 sections: (1) Background; (2) Major Issues Facing Ratification of CTBT; (3) Current Status on CTBT Ratification; (4) Status of CTBT Signatories and Ratifiers; and (5) CTBT Activities Not Prohibited. The major issues facing ratification of CTBT discussed here are: impact on CTBT of START II and ABM ratification; impact of India and Pakistan nuclear tests; CTBT entry into force; and establishment of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

  11. Numerical simualtion of mixed convection over a three-dimensional horizontal backward-facing step 

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    Barbosa Saldana, Juan Gabriel

    2005-08-29

    -1 NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF MIXED CONVECTION OVER A THREE-DIMENSIONAL HORIZONTAL BACKWARD-FACING STEP A Dissertation by JUAN GABRIEL BARBOSA SALDANA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... ? 2005 JUAN GABRIEL BARBOSA SALDANA ALL RIGHTS RESERVED NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF MIXED CONVECTION OVER A THREE-DIMENSIONAL HORIZONTAL BACKWARD-FACING STEP A Dissertation by JUAN GABRIEL BARBOSA SALDANA Submitted to Texas A...

  12. Effect of adaptor duration on 8-year-olds' facial identity aftereffects suggests adult-like plasticity of the face norm

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    Maurer, Daphne M.

    -like plasticity of the face norm Mayu Nishimura a,b, , Crystal Robertson b , Daphne Maurer b a Department Face-space Identity aftereffects Plasticity a b s t r a c t Adapting to a face shifts the perceived

  13. Interactions between financial and environmental networks in OECD countries

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    Ruzzenenti, Franco; Ticci, Elisa; Vozzella, Pietro; Gabbi, Giampaolo

    2015-01-01

    We analyse a multiplex of networks between OECD countries during the decade 2002-2010, which consists of five financial layers, given by foreign direct investment, equity securities, short-term, long-term and total debt securities, and five environmental layers, given by emissions of N O x, P M 10 SO 2, CO 2 equivalent and the water footprint associated with international trade. We present a new measure of cross-layer correlations between flows in different layers based on reciprocity. For the assessment of results, we implement a null model for this measure based on the exponential random graph theory. We find that short-term financial flows are more correlated with environmental flows than long-term investments. Moreover, the correlations between reverse financial and environmental flows (i.e. flows of different layers going in opposite directions) are generally stronger than correlations between synergic flows (flows going in the same direction). This suggests a trade-off between financial and environmenta...

  14. Energy resources and technologies for rural third world countries

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    Parate, N.S.

    1983-12-01

    This paper examines the various energy sources, renewable and nonrenewable, in the context of developing and industrialised countries. Particular experiences and technical data are mentioned regarding the United States' experience in this area and the Public Utilities Commissions of various states. The author has gathered various technical information on energy generation and public policies on energy issues while associated with the Public Utility Commission as a staff member and having testified as expert witness in a number of electric energy rate cases in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and West Virginia. This paper surveys the available alternate energy technologies to meet the energe needs at the village level, with particular reference to their application in Pakistan. This paper concludes after analysing the various energy choices as to the resources, policies and energy education development. The author has proposed small workshops at the high school level for students and teachers, based on the same concepts developed by the Department of Energy. Development of advanced research and cooperation in ''renewable energy resources'' through A.I.D. programs is recommended.

  15. US solar energy policy for less developed countries

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    Russett, B.

    1980-10-01

    By many different standards, solar energy is considered to be, at least potentially, a good thing. The assessment of its utility, however, typically is made on technical engineering grounds, or on economic standards of cost-effectiveness, without close attention to political and sociological implications of its use. While remaining sensitive to engineering and economic considerations, this report will concentrate on some political and sociological issues which will have great affect on decisions whether and how to make use of solar energy technology in less developed countries (LDCs). Only with an understanding of these issues - and with answers to some of the questions raised - can there be any serious effort to devise a satisfactory United States government policy for the promotion of solar energy applications abroad. This report, in the form of tentative propositions outlining issues about which further information is required, is based on the results of interviews in the United States, India and the Middle East, and an analysis of various reports by private individuals, national and transnational organizations, and government agencies.

  16. An Exploration of Participant Motives and Motivational Tensions in Short-Term Medical Service Trips

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    Sykes, Kevin James

    2014-05-31

    Short-term medical service trips (MSTs) are an increasingly popular, although not new, way for healthcare providers from high-income countries (HICs) to provide healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In ...

  17. Reducing Petroleum Consumption from Transportation

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    Knittel, Christopher R.

    2011-12-01

    The United States consumed more petroleum-based liquid fuel per capita than any other OECD- high-income country- 30 percent more than the second-highest country (Canada) and 40 percent more than the third-highest (Luxemburg). ...

  18. Reducing Petroleum Consumption from Transportation

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    Knittel, Christopher Roland

    2012-01-01

    The United States consumes more petroleum-based liquid fuel per capita than any other OECD high-income country—30 percent more than the second-highest country (Canada) and 40 percent more than the third-highest (Luxembourg). ...

  19. Energy profiles of selected Latin American and Caribbean countries. Report series No. 2

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    Wu, K.

    1994-07-01

    Countries in this report include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. These ten countries are the most important oil and gas producers in the Latin American and the Caribbean region. In the following sections, the primary energy supply (oil, gas, coal, hydroelectricity, and nuclear power whenever they are applicable), primary energy consumption, downstream oil sector development, gas utilization are discussed for each of the ten countries. The report also presents our latest forecasts of petroleum product consumption in each country toward 2000, which form the basis of the outlook for regional energy production and consumption outlined in Report No 1. Since the bulk of primary energy supply and demand is hydrocarbons for many countries, brief descriptions of the important hydrocarbons policy issues are provided at the end of the each country sections.

  20. Making the Market Right for Environmentally Sound Energy-Efficient Technologies: U.S. Buildings Sector Successes that Might Work in Developing Countries and Eastern Europe

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    Gadgil, A.J.

    2008-01-01

    developing and Eastern European countries, retail electricity60 developing countries found that electricity subsidiesReview of Electricity Tariffs in Developing Countries During

  1. Human Resource Constraints for Electricity Regulation in Developing Countries: Has Anything Changed?

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    Pollitt, Michael G.; Stern, Jon

    /or higher institutional quality countries Table 3 Staff Numbers for African Electricity Regulators Country No Total Staff No Professional Staff Electrification Rate (%) Algeria** 39* 31* 98 Egypt 49 N/A 98 Ethiopia 60+ N/A 15 Namibia... K IN G P A P E R Abstract HUMAN RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS FOR ELECTRICITY REGULATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED? EPRG Working Paper EPRG 0910 Cambridge Working Paper in Economics CWPE 0914 Michael G.Pollitt and Jon Stern...

  2. Macro economic approach to oil production in OPEC countries

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    Shojai, S.

    1984-01-01

    This paper uses a macro economic model of oil exporting developing nations (OPEC) in conjunction with a social welfare function approach (optimal control) to derive an optimum level of oil production. The macro model assumes the economy produces only three goods (oil, imported goods, and nontraded goods), and the foreign exchange rate if fixed. There are twelve endogenous and nine exogenous variables. A 2SLS technique is applied to estimate the macro model using pooled data over the period from 1973-1979. Countries included in this study are: Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. The estimated macro model is used as a constraint in the process of maximization of a quadratic social welfare function which includes all of some of the endogenous variables of the model as well as the only control variable, namely, oil exports. Optimal oil production for the period 1974-1981 is calculated based on three different scenarios (A, B, and C). The empirical results indicate that oil revenue is an important factor in determination of GNP, government revenues, and expenditures, consumption, and money supply. The price level does not influence imports, consumption, and demand for money balances. Also, the nontraded goods industry seems to be an isolated industry, and distribution of income changes to the detriment of this industry as the economy becomes more open to international trade. The paper concludes that if economic growth is the main objective of policy makers, greater utilization of oil resources is required. Finally, it suggests more reliance on market forces and less subsidy programs.

  3. Free Air C02 Enrichment (FACE) Research Data from the Oak Ridge FACE Site and Experiment on CO2 Enrichment of Sweetgum

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    The facility was established with support from the ORNL Director's R&D Fund and the Biological and Environmental Research program of the U. S. Department of Energy Office of Science. Additional support was provided by the Terrestrial Ecology and Global Change (TECO) program through the National Science Foundation. This project was part of the CO2 research network fostered by the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. Results from the experiment contributed to the Terrestrial Ecosystem Response to Atmospheric and Climatic Change (TERACC) project, a 5-year initiative integrating experimental data and global change modeling. Data from the ORNL FACE experiment are being used in an model benchmarking activity at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. [Copied from http://face.ornl.gov/goals.html

  4. ACCESSING ROAD TRAVEL REPORTS The safest traveler is the well-informed traveler. While road safety conditions in a country affect that country's

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    ACCESSING ROAD TRAVEL REPORTS The safest traveler is the well-informed traveler. While road safety of countries will appear and you can view each road travel report by clicking "Download Now". #12;

  5. 11.701 Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries, Fall 2004

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    Sanyal, Bishwapriya

    The planning process in developing countries. Interaction between planners and institutions at both national and local levels. Overview of theories of state, organizational arrangements, implementation mechanisms, and ...

  6. Energy efficiency programs and policies in the industrial sector in industrialized countries

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    Galitsky, Christina; Price, Lynn; Worrell, Ernst

    2004-01-01

    Agency (IEA), 2002. Energy Policies of IEA Countries, 20021998. White Paper on Energy Policy, March 1999. White Paper,References: 1. Sustainable Energy Policy Network website:

  7. International Experiences and Frameworks to Support Country-Driven Low-Emissions Development

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    Benioff, R.; Cochran, J.; Cox, S.

    2012-08-01

    Countries can use low-emission development strategies (LEDS) to advance sustainable development, promote private-sector growth, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This paper proposes a framework -- or support infrastructure -- to enable the efficient exchange of LEDS-related knowledge and technical assistance. Under the proposed framework, countries share LEDS-related resources via coordinating forums, 'knowledge platforms,' and networks of experts and investors. The virtual 'knowledge platforms' foster learning by allowing countries to communicate with each other and share technical reports, data, and analysis tools in support of LEDS development. Investing in all elements of the framework in an integrated fashion increases the efficacy of support for country-driven LEDS.

  8. Approaches used for Clearance of Lands from Nuclear Facilities among Several Countries: Evaluation for Regulatory Input

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The study entitled, “Approaches used for Clearance of Lands from Nuclear Facilities among Several Countries: Evaluation for Regulatory Input,” focuses on the issue of showing compliance with given...

  9. Does Agricultural Liberalization Reduce Rural Welfare in Less Developed Countries? The Case of CAFTA

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    Taylor, J. Edward; Yunez Naude, Antonio; Jesurun-Clements, Nancy

    2007-01-01

    in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala y Nicaragua or financialgroups in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (

  10. Partnerships for vaccine development: building capacity to strengthen developing country health and innovation 

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    Hanlin, Rebecca

    2008-01-01

    Product Development Public-Private Partnerships (PDPs) are mechanisms used to incentivise health innovation for neglected diseases. PDPs undertaking clinical trial research in developing countries work – collaborate – ...

  11. A Cost-Effective Portable Telemedicine Kit for Use in Developing Countries Ari T. Adler

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    and connectivity costs involved. Developing countries require low-cost, sustainable telemedicine solutions America and the Caribbean. This is accomplished through the use of modified ISO shipping containers

  12. November 2014 1 Training Program in Technology Transfer Draws Managers from Fifteen Countries

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    Ghosh, Joydeep

    November 2014 1 Training Program in Technology Transfer Draws Managers from Fifteen Countries IC) and individualized post-Austin mentoring (November). It prepares technology transfer specialists, incubator managers

  13. Country analysis briefs: 1994. Profiles of major world energy producers, consumers, and transport centers

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    1995-05-01

    Country Analysis Briefs: 1994 is a compilation of country profiles prepared by the Energy Markets and Contingency Information Division (EMCID) of the Office of Energy Markets and End Use. EMCID maintains Country Analysis Briefs (CABs) for specific countries or geographical areas that are important to world energy markets. As a general rule, CABs are prepared for all members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), major non-OPEC oil producers (i.e., the North Sea, Russia), major energy transit areas (i.e., Ukraine), and other areas of current interest to energy analysts and policy makers. As of January 1995, EMCID maintained over 40 CABs, updated on an annual schedule and subject to revision as events warrant. This report includes 25 CABs updated during 1994. All CABs contain a profile section, a map showing the country`s location, and a narrative section. The profile section includes outlines of the country`s economy, energy sector, and environment. The narrative provides further information and discussion of these topics. Some CABs also include a detailed map displaying locations of major oil and gas fields, pipelines, ports, etc. These maps were created as a result of special individual requests and so are not typically a standard feature of the CABs. They are presented here wherever available as a supplement to the information contained in the CABs.

  14. Performance Measurement in the Road Sector: A Cross-Country Review...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Performance Measurement in the Road Sector: A Cross-Country Review of Experience Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Performance Measurement in the Road...

  15. Evaluating socio-economic state of a country analyzing airtime credit and mobile phone datasets

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    Gutierrez, Thoralf; Blondel, Vincent D

    2013-01-01

    Reliable statistical information is important to make political decisions on a sound basis and to help measure the impact of policies. Unfortunately, statistics offices in developing countries have scarce resources and statistical censuses are therefore conducted sporadically. Based on mobile phone communications and history of airtime credit purchases, we estimate the relative income of individuals, the diversity and inequality of income, and an indicator for socioeconomic segregation for fine-grained regions of an African country. Our study shows how to use mobile phone datasets as a starting point to understand the socio-economic state of a country, which can be especially useful in countries with few resources to conduct large surveys.

  16. Economic and financial analyses of a dairy farm facing a relocation problem 

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    Zehnder, Raul Armando

    1983-01-01

    ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ANALYSES OF A DAIRY FARM FACING A RELOCATION PROBLEM A Thesis by RAUL ARMANDO EEHNDER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1983 Major Subject: Agriculture' Economics ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ANALYSES OF A DAIRY FARM FACING A RELOCATION PROBLEM A Thesis by HAUL ARMANDO ZEHNDER Approved as to style and content by: James M. McGrann Clime R. Harston ar J. n...

  17. Marketing Compost A Guide for Compost Producers in Low and Middle-Income Countries

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    Marketing Compost A Guide for Compost Producers in Low and Middle-Income Countries Sandec #12;Marketing Compost A Guide for Compost Producers in Low and Middle-Income Countries Jonathan Rouse Introduction 7 2 Background 11 2.1 What is marketing? 11 2.2 Why is marketing important for compost producers

  18. Wind Energy in Indian Country: Turning to Wind for the Seventh Generation

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Wind Energy in Indian Country: Turning to Wind for the Seventh Generation by Andrew D. Mills: ___________________________________________ Jane Stahlhut Date #12;Wind Energy in Indian Country A.D. Mills Abstract - ii - Abstract Utility-scale wind projects are increasingly being developed in rural areas of the United States. In the West

  19. Policies to Promote Non-Hydro Renewable Energy in the United States and Selected Countries

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2005-01-01

    This article examines policies designed to encourage the development of non-hydro renewable energy in four countries - Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Japan - and compares the policies enacted in each of these countries to policies that were used in the United States between 1970 and 2003.

  20. Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab country profile Map courtesy CIA World Fact book

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    Population: 36 M GDP per capita: $1,500 Feed the Future country? Yes Involvement in this country since: 2006 and mulching led to a 21% reduction in production costs and could lead to an internal rate of return of up56 can decrease production cost by 21% with a Benefit: Cost ratio of 770. 3. A total of 451 (355M

  1. Energy and development in Central America. Volume II: Country assessments. Final report October 1979-February 1980

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    Park, W.; Neves, C.; Trehan, R.; Ackerman, E.; Gallagher, W.

    1980-03-01

    This report presents an energy assessment of six Central American countries - Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama - to assist these countries in defining, planning, and meeting energy requirements implicit in their economic and social development goals and also to assist the U.S. Agency for International Development and other development organizations in defining energy programs in Central America.

  2. Time-varying Predictability in Crude Oil Markets: The Case of GCC Countries

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Time-varying Predictability in Crude Oil Markets: The Case of GCC Countries Mohamed El Hedi Arouri the dynamic behavior of crude-oil prices for the period 1997-2008. Using data from four countries of the Gulf concerning any disruptions in global oil supply. Understanding crude-oil price dynamics is thus of great

  3. Frankie Phua Executive Director and Head of Credit & Country Risk Management Division

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Frankie Phua Executive Director and Head of Credit & Country Risk Management Division UOB Frankie Phua is the Executive Director and the Global Head of the Credit & Country Risk Management Division (PD, LGD and EAD), economic capital modelling, credit portfolio risk management, counterparty credit

  4. GRADUATE EDUCATION IN OCEANOGRAPHY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AS A MEANS TO UNDERSTAND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

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    Gilli, Adrian

    1 GRADUATE EDUCATION IN OCEANOGRAPHY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AS A MEANS TO UNDERSTAND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS: The Results of a Team Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center and Marine Environmental Sciences for a number of regions of developing countries and prepare proposals

  5. National climate change action plans: Interim report for developing and transition countries

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    Benioff, R.; Ness, E.; Hirst, J.

    1997-10-01

    Under its Support for National Action Plans (SNAP) initiative, the U.S. Country Studies Program is providing financial and technical assistance to 18 countries for the development of climate change action plans. Although most of the countries have not yet completed their plans, the important lessons learned thus far are valuable and should be shared with other countries and international institutions that have an interest in the process of action plan development. This interim report describes the experience of 11 countries that are the furthest along in their planning activity and who have offered to share their results to date with the larger community of interested nations. These action plans delineate specific mitigation and adaptation measures that the countries will implement and integrate into their ongoing development programs. This report focuses on the measures the countries have selected and the methods they used to prepare their action plans. This executive summary presents key lessons and common themes using a structure similar to that used in the individual country chapters.

  6. URBS V3565 Cities in Developing Countries: Problems and Prospects Course Description

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    Smerdon, Jason E.

    , Air pollution in Mexico City February 17: South America, TransMilenio Bogota February 24: SouthURBS V3565 Cities in Developing Countries: Problems and Prospects Course Description different facets of urban planning in cities of developing countries. We will begin by studying common

  7. Reducing Poverty Risk in Developing Countries Project No. Project Title Project Leader

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    Krivobokova, Tatyana

    1 Reducing Poverty Risk in Developing Countries Project No. Project Title Project Leader 1 Dynamic). At the same time, there will be substantial collaboration between the projects to develop this common research in developing countries Lay 5 Informal risk sharing networks as an strategy to reduce poverty risk Ibanez

  8. 2007 Survey of Energy Resources World Energy Council 2007 Wave Energy COUNTRY NOTES

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    2007 Survey of Energy Resources World Energy Council 2007 Wave Energy 550 COUNTRY NOTES The following Country Notes on Wave Energy have been compiled by Tom Thorpe and the Editors. Every effort has been made to be comprehensive by making contact with all known wave energy developers. However

  9. Can Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders ``Hear'' a Speaking Face? Julia R. Irwin

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    Can Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders ``Hear'' a Speaking Face? Julia R. Irwin Haskins to assess audiovisual speech perception in 26 children ranging in age from 5 to 15 years, half with autism and communication impairments. Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) show marked deficits

  10. Digesta Passage and Fiber Digestibility in Captive White-Faced Sakis (Pithecia pithecia)

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    Norconk, Marilyn A.

    Digesta Passage and Fiber Digestibility in Captive White-Faced Sakis (Pithecia pithecia) MARILYN A 5-day trials on a low-fiber, blended diet revealed high fiber fraction digestibilities (neutral digestibility that is intermediate between ripe-pulp frugivores and folivores. Am. J. Primatol. 58:23­34, 2002

  11. FACTS II (Aspen FACE) Facility and Harshaw Forest Experimental Farm Facility

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    ;Project Name: Forest Atmosphere Carbon Transfer and Storage (FACTS-II) The Aspen Free-air CO2 and O3 Enrichment (FACE) Project. Project Number: Site: Harshaw Forest Experimental Farm (HFEF) USDA Forest ServiceUniversity Brookhaven National Laboratory Proposed Dates Beginning Date: May 1998 of Project: Ending Date: October 15

  12. During the week of August 6, 2002, the New York grid was faced with a

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    Perez, Richard R.

    During the week of August 6, 2002, the New York grid was faced with a serious power supply of existing direct load control customers, plus micro storage utilization, further reducing any noticeable end of existing direct load control customers, plus micro storage utilization, further reducing any noticeable end

  13. MODELING OF DAMAGE AND LIFETIME ANALYSIS OF PLASMA FACING COMPONENTS DURING PLASMA INSTABILITIES IN TOKAMAKS

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    Harilal, S. S.

    include both thermal and current quench. These intense energy deposition events ( 2 /20010 mMJ ) over very is required. The fundamental processes can be grouped as follows: a) thermal heat conduction in divertor with the potential of high energy deposition on plasma facing components (PFC). This high-energy dump in short

  14. Formation mechanism of fivefold deformation twins in nanocrystalline face-centered-cubic metals

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    Zhu, Yuntian T.

    Formation mechanism of fivefold deformation twins in nanocrystalline face-centered-cubic metals Y Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637 R. Z. Valiev Ufa State Aviation Technical University, K. Marksa 12 on their formation mechanism and conditions. Here we propose a sequential twinning mechanism that provides a clear

  15. Decision Fusion for Patch-Based Face Recognition Berkay Topcu and Hakan Erdogan

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    Erdogan, Hakan

    Decision Fusion for Patch-Based Face Recognition Berkay Topc¸u and Hakan Erdogan Faculty. Feature fusion and decision fusion are two distinct ways to make use of the extracted local features. Apart from the well-known decision fusion methods, a novel approach for calculating weights

  16. The FN400 indexes familiarity-based recognition of faces Tim Curran and Jane Hancock

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    Curran, Tim

    The FN400 indexes familiarity-based recognition of faces Tim Curran and Jane Hancock Department processes contributing to recognition memory (e.g., Hintzman and Curran, 1994; Jacoby, 1991; Mandler, 1980 potentials (for reviews see, Curran et al., 2006b; Friedman and Johnson, 2000; Mecklinger, 2000; Wilding

  17. Tracking of Multiple Faces for Human-Computer Interfaces and Virtual Environments

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    Tracking of Multiple Faces for Human-Computer Interfaces and Virtual Environments Fu Jie Huang present a tracking software library based on this algorithm. This library can be applied to human-computer based on statistical color modeling and the deformable template. We then expand the algorithm to track

  18. Planning in The Face of Frequent Exogenous Events Christian Fritz and Sheila A. McIlraith

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    McIlraith, Sheila

    Planning in The Face of Frequent Exogenous Events Christian Fritz and Sheila A. Mc,sheila}@cs.toronto.edu Abstract Generating optimal plans in highly dynamic environments is challenging. Plans are predicated on an assumed initial state, but this state can change unexpectedly during plan genera- tion, potentially

  19. Hydrogen and helium entrapment in flowing liquid metal plasma-facing surfaces

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    Harilal, S. S.

    Hydrogen and helium entrapment in flowing liquid metal plasma-facing surfaces Ahmed Hassanein the PFC surface (helium and hydrogen isotopes) while accommodating high heat loads. To study this problem. Hydrogen isotope (DT) particles are likely be trapped in the liquid metal surface (e.g., lithium) due

  20. Mechanical face seals: Lubrication and wear resistance. (Latest citations from FLUIDEX data base). Published Search

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    Not Available

    1992-08-01

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the design, development and applications of mechanical face seals relative to antifriction behavior, improved materials, lubricant effects, and accelerated model wear tests. Performance evaluations in mining, gas turbine engines, and pumps are included. (Contains 250 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  1. Improvement of in-vivo en-face OCT retinal images using adaptive optics

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    Dainty, Chris

    Improvement of in-vivo en-face OCT retinal images using adaptive optics D. Merinoa, A. Bradub, C an adaptive optics closed-loop system that uses a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor and a 37 OKO membrane the reference and object arm is used to determine the amount of light reflected back from a certain point within

  2. It's not simple which is why the University of Houston is facing the challenge head on.

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    Glasser, Adrian

    -45, hosts the University's cutting edge energy research and academic programs. The energy crisis is our kind of crisis. UH ENERGY #12;UH.EdU/EnERgy Marathon Oil Schlumberger Technology Vinson & ElkinsIt's not simple ­ which is why the University of Houston is facing the challenge head on. UH Energy

  3. Modeling hydrogen isotope behavior in fusion plasma-facing , Ahmed Hassanein

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    Harilal, S. S.

    Modeling hydrogen isotope behavior in fusion plasma-facing components Alice Hu , Ahmed Hassanein 2013 Available online 28 November 2013 a b s t r a c t In this work, we focus on understanding hydrogen model of hydrogen retention in metals includes classic, intercrystalline and trapped-induced Gorsky

  4. More Human than Human? A Visual Processing Approach to Exploring Believability of Android Faces

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    More Human than Human? A Visual Processing Approach to Exploring Believability of Android Faces is core to android science, the challenge of creating a robot that can pass as a near human. While researchers are making great strides in improving the quality of androids and their likeness to people

  5. HE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY in the United States is facing a disquieting shortage

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    , wholesale and retail electricity marketing, reactive power management, and other ancillary support systemsT HE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY in the United States is facing a disquieting shortage of trained engineering personnel. For decades, things have gone downhill. The salaries paid to power engineers have been

  6. Stress dependence of cross slip energy barrier for face-centered cubic nickel

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    Cai, Wei

    Stress dependence of cross slip energy barrier for face-centered cubic nickel Keonwook Kang a , Jie-centered cubic (FCC) nickel as a function of multiple stress components is predicted by both continuum line tension and discrete atomistic models. Contrary to Escaig's claim that the Schmid stress component has

  7. Simultaneous Production and Maintenance Planning for a Single Capacitated Resource facing both a Dynamic Demand and

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    Weber, Stefan

    and maintenance operations for a capacitated resource facing a dynamic demand for different types of products operations for the remaining time in between the maintenance activities. Many practitioners and academics as different forms of interaction between maintenance and setup operations. The lot-sizing part of our generic

  8. FUSION OF VISIBLE AND INFRARED IMAGES USING EMPIRICAL MODE DECOMPOSITION TO IMPROVE FACE RECOGNITION

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    Koschan, Andreas

    FUSION OF VISIBLE AND INFRARED IMAGES USING EMPIRICAL MODE DECOMPOSITION TO IMPROVE FACE of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN-37996 ABSTRACT In this effort, we propose a new image fusion technique, utilizing). In this method, we decompose images from different imaging modalities into their IMFs. Fusion is performed

  9. View Dependence of 3D Recovery from Folded Pictures and Warped 3D Faces

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    Cavanagh, Patrick

    View Dependence of 3D Recovery from Folded Pictures and Warped 3D Faces Patrick Cavanagh Department vertical lines through the nose and the eyes. When this folded picture is tilted back and forth, the same is true, over a more restricted range of angles, as we move in front of a picture of an object

  10. BREEDING BIOLOGY OF THE GOLDEN-FACED TYRANNULET (ZIMMERIUS CHRYSOPS) IN VENEZUELA

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    Martin, Thomas E.

    BREEDING BIOLOGY OF THE GOLDEN-FACED TYRANNULET (ZIMMERIUS CHRYSOPS) IN VENEZUELA WILLIAM GOULDING1 Park, Venezuela during the 2002 to 2008 breeding seasons. The enclosed nest was similar to descriptions, it is broadly distributed with a range that extends from Peru, north through the Andes to Colombia and Venezuela

  11. October 2010 Features | News | Media | Events Business, Science, and Technology Black Faces in White

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    October 2010 Features | News | Media | Events Business, Science, and Technology Black Faces programs. RSVP online | mba.rutgers.edu Follow RBS: RBS Quick Links Highlights Newsletters Faculty blogs Foundation. News More news at business.rutgers.edu/news MBA blog launched to share the real Rutgers MBA

  12. 4096-element continuous face-sheet MEMS deformable mirror for high-contrast imaging

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    Bifano, Thomas

    microelectromechanical systems MEMS DM that has been demonstrated to be capable of flattening a wavefront 0.54 nm rms4096-element continuous face-sheet MEMS deformable mirror for high-contrast imaging Steven A 02138 Abstract. We present the progress in the development of a 4096- element microelectromechanical

  13. All Your Face Are Belong to Us: Breaking Facebook's Social Authentication

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    Keromytis, Angelos D.

    All Your Face Are Belong to Us: Breaking Facebook's Social Authentication Iasonas Polakis FORTH adversaries from compromising accounts using stolen credentials. Facebook has recently released a two can obtain the information needed to solve the chal- lenges presented by Facebook. We implement

  14. Evaluating Faces on Trustworthiness An Extension of Systems for Recognition of Emotions

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    Todorov, Alex

    from faces. Trustworthiness judgments best approximate this evaluation, consistent with evidence about. The book caused a craze in Europe. It under- went more than 150 editions until 1940. As Darwin noted in his 08544-1010. Voice: +609-258-7463; fax: +609-258-1113. atodorov@princeton.edu possess "sufficient energy

  15. Face Recognition on Drones: Issues and Limitations Hwai-Jung Hsu

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    Face Recognition on Drones: Issues and Limitations Hwai-Jung Hsu Institute of Information Science@iis.sinica.edu.tw ABSTRACT Drones, as known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are aircrafts which can perform autonomous and collect images from bird's-eye view through aerial photography. Enabling drones to iden- tify people

  16. An ERP investigation of the co-development of hemispheric lateralization of face and word recognition

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    Plaut, David C.

    An ERP investigation of the co-development of hemispheric lateralization of face and word observed the standard finding of greater accuracy and a larger N170 ERP component in the left over right event- related potentials (ERPs) have observed a N170 component that is stronger in the LH than

  17. RESEARCH PAPER Centrifuge model test on the face stability of shallow tunnel

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    Borja, Ronaldo I.

    RESEARCH PAPER Centrifuge model test on the face stability of shallow tunnel Gregor Idinger · Pelin on a small-scale tunnel model in a geotechnical centrifuge. By making use of symmetry, half of the tunnel wall and measured by digital image correlation. The results from centrifuge model tests were compared

  18. Face-centered cubic (FCC) lattice models for protein folding: energy function inference and biplane packing

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    Istrail, Sorin

    Face-centered cubic (FCC) lattice models for protein folding: energy function inference and biplane simplified. The objective of PSP (also known as protein folding) is to select the molecule conformation which to infer general energy functions for the protein folding problem. While the general problem is intractable

  19. Vulnrabilit des zones ctires face aux tsunamis, l'exemple d'Hispaniola.

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    Grilli, Stéphan T.

    Vulnérabilité des zones côtières face aux tsunamis, l'exemple d'Hispaniola. Eric DAVID1-de-Paix, avaient déjà connu en 1842 un tremblement de terre d'une magnitude estimée Mw 7.6 à 8.1. Un tsunami destructeur l'avait accompagné. Le séisme et le tsunami ont fortement affecté la côte nord d'Hispaniola depuis

  20. Market leadership by example: Government sector energy efficiency in developing countries

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    Van Wie McGrory, Laura; Harris, Jeffrey; Breceda, Miguel; Campbell, Stephanie; Sachu, Constantine; della Cava, Mirka; Gonzalez Martinez, Jose; Meyer, Sarah; Romo, Ana Margarita

    2002-05-20

    Government facilities and services are often the largest energy users and major purchasers of energy-using equipment within a country. In developing as well as industrial countries, government ''leadership by example'' can be a powerful force to shift the market toward energy efficiency, complementing other elements of a national energy efficiency strategy. Benefits from more efficient energy management in government facilities and operations include lower government energy bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, less demand on electric utility systems, and in many cases reduced dependence on imported oil. Even more significantly, the government sector's buying power and example to others can generate broader demand for energy-efficient products and services, creating entry markets for domestic suppliers and stimulating competition in providing high-efficiency products and services. Despite these benefits, with the exception of a few countries government sector actions have often lagged behind other energy efficiency policies. This is especially true in developing countries and transition economies - even though energy used by public agencies in these countries may represent at least as large a share of total energy use as the public sector in industrial economies. This paper summarizes work in progress to inventory current programs and policies for government sector energy efficiency in developing countries, and describes successful case studies from Mexico's implementation of energy management in the public sector. We show how these policies in Mexico, begun at the federal level, have more recently been extended to state and local agencies, and consider the applicability of this model to other developing countries.

  1. Geospatial Toolkits and Resource Maps for Selected Countries from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    NREL developed the Geospatial Toolkit (GsT), a map-based software application that integrates resource data and geographic information systems (GIS) for integrated resource assessment. A variety of agencies within countries, along with global datasets, provided country-specific data. Originally developed in 2005, the Geospatial Toolkit was completely redesigned and re-released in November 2010 to provide a more modern, easier-to-use interface with considerably faster analytical querying capabilities. Toolkits are available for 21 countries and each one can be downloaded separately. The source code for the toolkit is also available. [Taken and edited from http://www.nrel.gov/international/geospatial_toolkits.html

  2. Nuclear Energy Readiness Indicator Index (NERI): A benchmarking tool for assessing nuclear capacity in developing countries

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    Saum-Manning,L.

    2008-07-13

    Declining natural resources, rising oil prices, looming climate change and the introduction of nuclear energy partnerships, such as GNEP, have reinvigorated global interest in nuclear energy. The convergence of such issues has prompted countries to move ahead quickly to deal with the challenges that lie ahead. However, developing countries, in particular, often lack the domestic infrastructure and public support needed to implement a nuclear energy program in a safe, secure, and nonproliferation-conscious environment. How might countries become ready for nuclear energy? What is needed is a framework for assessing a country's readiness for nuclear energy. This paper suggests that a Nuclear Energy Readiness Indicator (NERI) Index might serve as a meaningful basis for assessing a country's status in terms of progress toward nuclear energy utilization under appropriate conditions. The NERI Index is a benchmarking tool that measures a country's level of 'readiness' for nonproliferation-conscious nuclear energy development. NERI first identifies 8 key indicators that have been recognized by the International Atomic Energy Agency as key nonproliferation and security milestones to achieve prior to establishing a nuclear energy program. It then measures a country's progress in each of these areas on a 1-5 point scale. In doing so NERI illuminates gaps or underdeveloped areas in a country's nuclear infrastructure with a view to enable stakeholders to prioritize the allocation of resources toward programs and policies supporting international nonproliferation goals through responsible nuclear energy development. On a preliminary basis, the indicators selected include: (1) demonstrated need; (2) expressed political support; (3) participation in nonproliferation and nuclear security treaties, international terrorism conventions, and export and border control arrangements; (4) national nuclear-related legal and regulatory mechanisms; (5) nuclear infrastructure; (6) the utilization of IAEA technical assistance; (7) participation in regional arrangements; and (8) public support for nuclear power. In this paper, the Index aggregates the indicators and evaluates and compares the level of readiness in seven countries that have recently expressed various degrees of interest in establishing a nuclear energy program. The NERI Index could be a valuable tool to be utilized by: (1) country officials who are considering nuclear power; (2) the international community, desiring reassurance of a country's capacity for the peaceful, safe, and secure use of nuclear energy; (3) foreign governments/NGO's, seeking to prioritize and direct resources toward developing countries; and (4) private stakeholders interested in nuclear infrastructure investment opportunities.

  3. Cool the worker with cold compresses to the head, neck, and face or have the worker wash his or her

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    Oklahoma, University of

    Cool the worker with cold compresses to the head, neck, and face or have the worker wash his or her head, face and neck with cold water. Encourage fre- quent sips of cool water. Workers with signs reflec- Factors that May Cause Heat-related Illness · High temperature and humidity · Low fluid

  4. Autism and the development of face processing Golijeh Golarai a,*, Kalanit Grill-Spector a,b

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    Grill-Spector, Kalanit

    Autism and the development of face processing Golijeh Golarai a,*, Kalanit Grill-Spector a in Neuroscience, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA Abstract Autism is a pervasive developmental condition of behavior. A large body of evidence suggests that several aspects of face processing are impaired in autism

  5. Face Synthesis and Recognition from a Single Image under Arbitrary Unknown Lighting using a Spherical Harmonic Basis Morphable Model

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    Samaras, Dimitris

    of lighting conditions can be approxi- mated accurately by a 9 dimensional linear subspace. This led to faceFace Synthesis and Recognition from a Single Image under Arbitrary Unknown Lighting using that the set of images of a convex Lambertian object obtained under a wide variety of lighting conditions can

  6. U.S. Assessment of Advanced Limiter-divertor Plasma-facing Systems Design, Analysis, and R&D Needs

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    Tillack, Mark

    Reversed Configuration (FRC). 2. Limiter/Divertor Options The idea of using liquids for plasma facingU.S. Assessment of Advanced Limiter-divertor Plasma-facing Systems (ALPS) - Design, Analysis, and R. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 10 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543

  7. A Fourth Order Compact Difference Scheme on Face Centered Cubic Grids with Multigrid Method for Solving 2D

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    Zhang, Jun

    A Fourth Order Compact Difference Scheme on Face Centered Cubic Grids with Multigrid Method, 2002 Abstract We present a fourth order compact finite difference scheme on the face centered cu­ bic the fourth order convergence rate of the derived discretization scheme and to show that the fourth order

  8. Plastic behavior of face-centered-cubic metals over a wide range Nguyen Q. Chinh a,*, Tamas Csanadi a

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    Gubicza, Jenõ

    Plastic behavior of face-centered-cubic metals over a wide range of strain Nguyen Q. Chinh a Available online 16 June 2010 Abstract The plastic behavior of four pure face-centered-cubic (fcc) metals plastic deformation. It is shown that at high strains the saturation flow stress and the total dislocation

  9. The influence of combined cognitive plus social-cognitive training on amygdala response during face emotion recognition in schizophrenia

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    Neuroplasticity treatment a b s t r a c t Both cognitive and social-cognitive deficits impact functional outcomeThe influence of combined cognitive plus social-cognitive training on amygdala response during face magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) Affect recognition Face processing Social functioning Social skills

  10. Faces probably are the most interesting objects in certain categories of video like home video and news

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    video and news clips. In this paper we present a novel sensor fusion based face tracking system and a face detector, which all work in compressed domain. The fusion approach is adopted in order to build limitations of the different adopted sensors. To this end, based on state-vector and measurement fusion, a two

  11. SAGEEP 2010 Keystone, Colorado http://www.eegs.org CONTINUOUS EXPLORATION AHEAD OF THE TUNNEL FACE BY TSWD -

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    Brückl, Ewald

    SAGEEP 2010 Keystone, Colorado http://www.eegs.org CONTINUOUS EXPLORATION AHEAD OF THE TUNNEL FACE BY TSWD - TUNNEL SEISMIC WHILE DRILLING EEGS' Annual Meeting Keystone, Colorado April 11-15, 2010 Ewald ahead of the tunnel face (Brückl et al., 2008). 353 #12;SAGEEP 2010 Keystone, Colorado http

  12. Incorporating endogenous demand dynamics into long-term capacity expansion power system models for Developing countries

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    Jordan, Rhonda LeNai

    2013-01-01

    This research develops a novel approach to long-term power system capacity expansion planning for developing countries by incorporating endogenous demand dynamics resulting from social processes of technology adoption. ...

  13. Patterns of neighborhood environment attributes related to physical activity across 11 countries: a latent class analysis

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    2013-01-01

    built environment: a latent class analysis approach. Health37. Collins LM, Lanza ST: Latent Class and Latent Transition11 countries: a latent class analysis Marc A Adams 1* , Ding

  14. PICES Technical Report No. 1 Metadata Federation of PICES Member Countries

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    PICES Technical Report No. 1 2007 Metadata Federation of PICES Member Countries Edited by Bernard A .................................9 4. Metadata Standards ........................................................................................13 4.5. The ISO 19115 Metadata Standard

  15. Localized design-manufacture for Developing Countries : a methodology for creating culturally sustainable architecture

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    Peinovich, Ella

    2012-01-01

    Can improved technology uptake in developing countries promote cultural sustainability and enable the production of endogenous solutions for development? This thesis, which focuses on technology dissemination for the benefit ...

  16. Getting beyond the lowest common denominator : Developing countries in global environmental negotiations

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    Najam, Adil

    2001-01-01

    This study explores the collective negotiation behavior of the developing countries of the South in international environmental politics. The so-called 'South'-represented in global negotiations by Group of 77 (G77)-is an ...

  17. Essays in oil, conflict, and the development of resource-rich countries

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    Peck, Jennifer Randolph

    2013-01-01

    This thesis examines three topics in the political economy of global oil markets and the development of resource-rich countries. The first chapter examines the effect of Saudi Arabia's crude pricing policies on the political ...

  18. Ultrafiltration to supply safe drinking water in developing countries: A review of opportunities 

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    Davey, J.; Schäfer, Andrea

    2009-01-01

    One of humanities biggest problems at present are millions of preventable deaths in developing countries. Most of those deaths are caused by microoganisms, often from sewage contaminated drinking water. Hence, technology ...

  19. Developing a framework for evaluation of renewable energy in developing countries 

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    Kiarsi, Sepideh

    2011-11-24

    Abstract In this dissertation, I develop a framework for evaluation of renewable energy projects in developing countries. There is a global common sense that addressing the increasing energy demands of both developed ...

  20. What Goods Do Countries Trade? A Quantitative Exploration of Ricardo’s Ideas

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    Costinot, Arnaud

    The Ricardian model predicts that countries should produce and export relatively more in industries in which they are relatively more productive. Though one of the most celebrated insights in the theory of international ...

  1. Environmental Protection for Developing Countries: The Polluter-Does-Not-Pay Principle

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    Luppi, Barbara; Parisi, Francesco; Rajagopalan, Shruti

    2009-01-01

    Countries: The Polluter-Does-Not-Pay Principle Abstract Thewe describe as the polluter-does- not-pay regime on theto study the polluter-does-not-pay principle, identifying

  2. 11.479 Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Planning in Developing Countries, Spring 2004

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    Davis, Jennifer

    Policy and planning for the provision of water supply and sanitation services in developing countries. Reviews available technologies, but emphasizes the planning and policy process, including economic, social, environmental, ...

  3. Fact #664: February 28, 2011 2010 U.S. Petroleum Imports by Country

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U.S. imported almost 12 million barrels per day in 2010, according to data for the first ten months of the year. Canada, Mexico and other non-OPEC countries are the top three places from which...

  4. Table 25. Landed Costs of Imported Crude Oil by Selected Country

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

    OPEC Algeria Canada Indonesia Mexico Nigeria Saudi Arabia United Kingdom Venezuela Other Countries Arab OPEC a Total OPEC b 1978 ... 14.93 14.41 14.65...

  5. Delineating Geographical Regions with Networks of Human Interactions in an Extensive Set of Countries

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    Sobolevsky, Stanislav

    Large-scale networks of human interaction, in particular country-wide telephone call networks, can be used to redraw geographical maps by applying algorithms of topological community detection. The geographic projections ...

  6. Building energy calculator : a design tool for energy analysis of residential buildings in Developing countries

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    Smith, Jonathan Y. (Jonathan York), 1979-

    2004-01-01

    Buildings are one of the world's largest consumers of energy, yet measures to reduce energy consumption are often ignored during the building design process. In developing countries, enormous numbers of new residential ...

  7. Tenements : dwellings for the urban poor. Comparative study illustrating 28 cases in developing countries

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    Aliman, Isam Mohammad

    1981-01-01

    Tenements are significant systems that provide habitation to the poor in most of the urban areas of the developing countries. Yet, tenements are practically ignored if not prohibited by the public sector and consequently ...

  8. Addressing Practical Issues in Designing Weather Insurance Contracts for Risk Management Applications in Developing Countries 

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    Sá nchez Aragó n, Leonardo F

    2014-04-07

    In this dissertation we address practical issues in designing weather insurance contracts for risk management in developing countries in three different scenarios. First, we develop an innovative contract design strategy ...

  9. Essays on Dynamics of Cattle Prices in Three Developing Countries of Mali, Kenya, and Tanzania 

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    Bizimana, Jean-Claude

    2012-07-16

    countries of Mali, Kenya, and Tanzania. One way of assessing the efficiency of market and the impacts of liberalization policies is to test for market integration and price transmission. We also analyzed price leadership among the markets in each...

  10. Economic impact of country-of-origin labeling in the U.S. beef industry 

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    Hanselka, Daniel David

    2006-04-12

    Concerns over the total costs assessed to the beef industry from the implementation of mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) regulations warranted an investigation into the estimation and distribution of marketing ...

  11. Energy conservation policy in developing countries : the case for market solutions

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    Bates, Robin W.

    1991-01-01

    Interest in energy conservation, although to some degree cyclical, has been stimulated during the last twenty years by the rising cost of energy in a wide range of developing and developed countries, especially following ...

  12. Caught in the Crossfire: Strategies of Multinationals in Host Countries at War 

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    Dai, Li

    2012-02-14

    This dissertation examines the strategic choices of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in host countries that become engaged in war. By combining the resource-based view and resource management theory, and drawing additional ...

  13. Fact #733: June 25, 2012 World's Top Petroleum-Producing Countries

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    In 2011, total world petroleum production was 84.7 million barrels per day. Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United States were by far the top petroleum producing countries with 11.1, 10.2, and 9.0...

  14. The Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Researchers in Developing Countries 2015

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    The Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Researchers in Developing Countries 2015 Physics Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). Her current research focuses on development of titanium oxide and climate parameters, atmospheric radioactivity and electricity and lightning and food security using

  15. Fact #697: October 17, 2011 Comparison of Vehicles per Thousand People in Selected Countries/Regions

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The U S. data for vehicles per thousand people are displayed in the line which goes from 1900 to 2009. The points labeled on that line show data for other countries/regions around the world and how...

  16. Fact #745: September 17, 2012 Vehicles per Thousand People: U.S. Compared to Other Countries

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The graphs below show the number of motor vehicles per thousand people for various countries. The data for the United States are displayed in the line which goes from 1900 to 2010. The points...

  17. Capital flows to Latin American countries: effects of foreign direct investment and remittances on growth and development 

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    Vacaflores Rivero, Diego Eduardo

    2009-05-15

    The significant restructuring of international capital flows to developing countries – in particular to Latin American countries – observed in the last quarter century has generated significant research in the area to ...

  18. Mathematics Classroom Activities of Selected East Asian and Non-Asian Countries From the Views of Teachers and Students 

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    Lee, Jin Hee

    2012-10-19

    East Asian countries have achieved high levels of mathematics competency. This study investigated classroom activities of East Asian countries based on the idea that different learning experiences lead to gaps in academic outcomes. The main...

  19. Fact #836: September 1, Non-OPEC Countries Supply Nearly Two-thirds of U.S. Petroleum Imports

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The figure below shows the volume and source of imported petroleum to the United States from 1960 to 2013. The countries which are members of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

  20. The Casimir Energy for a Hyperboloid Facing a Plate in the Optical Approximation

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    O. Schroeder; A. Scardicchio; R. L. Jaffe

    2005-07-21

    We study the Casimir energy of a massless scalar field that obeys Dirichlet boundary conditions on a hyperboloid facing a plate. We use the optical approximation including the first six reflections and compare the results with the predictions of the proximity force approximation and the semi-classical method. We also consider finite size effects by contrasting the infinite with a finite plate. We find sizable and qualitative differences between the new optical method and the more traditional approaches.

  1. Digital Holography for in Situ Real-Time Measurement of Plasma-Facing-Component Erosion

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    ThomasJr., C. E. [Third Dimension Technologies, LLC, Knoxville, TN; Granstedt, E. M. [Tri-Alpha Energy] [Tri-Alpha Energy; Biewer, Theodore M [ORNL] [ORNL; Baylor, Larry R [ORNL] [ORNL; Combs, Stephen Kirk [ORNL] [ORNL; Meitner, Steven J [ORNL] [ORNL; Hillis, Donald Lee [ORNL] [ORNL; Majeski, R. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Kaita, R. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)

    2014-01-01

    In situ, real time measurement of net plasma-facing-component (PFC) erosion/deposition in a real plasma device is challenging due to the need for good spatial and temporal resolution, sufficient sensitivity, and immunity to fringe-jump errors. Design of a high-sensitivity, potentially high-speed, dual-wavelength CO2 laser digital holography system (nominally immune to fringe jumps) for PFC erosion measurement is discussed.

  2. Present and future nuclear power generation as a reflection of individual countries' resources and objectives

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    Borg, I.Y.

    1987-06-26

    The nuclear reactor industry has been in a state of decline for more than a decade in most of the world. The reasons are numerous and often unique to the energy situation of individual countries. Two commonly cited issues influence decisions relating to construction of reactors: costs and the need, or lack thereof, for additional generating capacity. Public concern has ''politicized'' the nuclear industry in many non-communist countries, causing a profound effect on the economics of the option. The nuclear installations and future plans are reviewed on a country-by-country basis for 36 countries in the light of the resources and objectives of each. Because oil and gas for power production throughout the world are being phased out as much as possible, coal-fired generation currently tends to be the chosen alternative to nuclear power production. Exceptions occur in many of the less developed countries that collectively have a very limited operating experience with nuclear reactors. The Chernobyl accident in the USSR alarmed the public; however, national strategies and plans to build reactors have not changed markedly in the interim. Assuming that the next decade of nuclear power generation is uneventful, additional electrical demand would cause the nuclear power industry to experience a rejuvenation in Europe as well as in the US. 80 refs., 3 figs., 22 tabs.

  3. Strip2CubeFace user%3CU%2B2019%3Es manual.

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    Forden, Geoffrey Ethan

    2013-03-01

    Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software for producing linked virtual tours based on 360 degree panoramas are becoming more and more available. However, the best current products for taking the images, stitching them into 360 degree panoramas, and then linking them together into complex virtual tours require different and incompatible input and output formats. This program is designed to bridge the gap between the iPix Interactive Studio export format, which consists of a single JPEG with the six faces of a cube connected horizontally, with the six individual JPEGs needed to be imported into Panotour Pro software. This report describes how to use the software program Strip2CubeFace, which takes the cube-strip JPEG exported from iPix Studio and coverts it into six JPEGs representing the six cube faces that Panotour Pro imports. As such, it represents a necessary link between the two COTS software programs key to making virtual tours quickly and easily. It becomes one member of the suite of software programs known as %E2%80%9CRaPP-TOURS%E2%80%9D or Rapid Processing of PanoTours Software necessary to simulate managed access and other permission requesting arms control-type training exercises.

  4. One Nation After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About God, Country, Family, Racism, Welfare, Immigration, Homosexuality, Work, The Right, The Left, and Each Other by Alan Wolfe

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    Kalil, Nashua

    1999-01-01

    About, God, Country, Family, Racism, Welf are, Immigration,About God, Country, Family, Racism, Welfare, Immigration,

  5. Feasibility of Wholesale Electricity Competition in a Developing Country: Insights from Simulating a Market in Maharashtra State, India

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    Phadke, Amol

    2007-01-01

    NPC), and the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC). Theseis unlikely that the hydro power projects in MH state willthermal power plants, hydro power plants face a constraint

  6. The application of a hybrid energy-economy model to a key developing country China

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    . Climate change. Currently, China's discharge of carb- on dioxide (CO2) ranks second in the world after in the world in terms of economic growth, energy consumption and associated emissions. In October 2002 emissions are three key challenges facing China's decision-makers. In this study, we first applied CIMS

  7. THE TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT SURFACE STRUCTURE, COMPOSITION AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF THE CLEAN SrTiO3(111) CRYSTAL FACE: LEED, AES, ELS AND UPS STUDIES

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    Lo, Wei Jen

    2011-01-01

    SrTi03(111). CRYSTAL.FACE: LEED, AES, ELS AND UPS STUDIESAr ion bombardment. The LEED pattern from the surface thatCrystal Face: UPS Studies. LEED, AES. ELS and by Wei Jen Lo*

  8. Feasibility studies of a power interconnection system for Central American countries: SIEPAC project

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    Gomez, T.; Enamorado, J.C. (Univ. Pontificia Comillas, Madrid (Spain). Inst. de Investigacion Tecnologica); Vela, A. (Empresa Nacional de Electricidad, Madrid (Spain))

    1994-06-01

    The electrical systems of the Central American countries are linked by 230 kV ac weak border interconnections forming two separated subsystems. The first one includes Guatemala and El Salvador, and the other one comprises the systems of Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. As a consequence, unrestricted energy exchanges among all countries are not possible. This article describes the SIEPAC project which consists of a 1,678 km long 500 kV ac power transmission line that would link the six electrical systems of the region through seven power substations (one for each country and two in Panama), installed close to the highest demand national centers and six control centers of energy (one for each country) to allow coordinated operation of the interconnection.This project also considers a set of complementary assets (230 ac power transmission lines into some countries and the border transmission line between El Salvador and Honduras, and various other equipment). The power transmission line will greatly reinforce the actual border interconnections, which have a reduced capacity of exchange and technical problems associated with the stability of a weak longitudinal system. On the other hand, economic savings for the region would be achieved, coming from a higher coordination level in the operation and planning of their systems.

  9. Can we stop the spread of influenza in schools with face masks?

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    Del Valle, Sara Y; Tellier, Raymond; Settles, Gary; Tang, Julian

    2009-01-01

    In the absence of a strain-specific vaccine and the potential resistance to antiviral medication, nonpharmaceutical interventions can be used to reduce the spread of an infectious disease such as influenza. The most common non-pharmaceutical interventions include school closures, travel restrictions, social distancing, enforced or volunteer home isolation and quarantine, improved hand hygiene, and the appropriate wearing of face masks. However, for some of these interventions, there are some unavoidable economic costs to both employees and employers, as well as possible additional detriment to society as a whole. For example, it has been shown that school-age children are most likely to be infected and act as sources of infection for others, due to their greater societal interaction and increased susceptibility. Therefore, preventing or at least reducing infections in children is a logical first-line of defense. For this reason, school closures have been widely investigated and recommended as part of pandemic influenza preparedness, and some studies support this conclusion. Yet, school closures would result in lost work days if at least one parent must be absent from work to care for children who would otherwise be at school. In addition, the delay in-academic progress may be detrimental due to mass school absenteeism. In particular, the pandemic influenza guidance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends school closures for less than four weeks for Category 2 and 3 pandemics (i.e., similar to the milder 1957 and 1968 pandemics) and one to three months for Category 4 and 5 pandemics (i .e., similar to the 1918 pandemic ). Yet, given the above, it is clear that closing schools for up to three months is unlikely to be a practical mitigation strategy for many families and society. Thus modelers and policy makers need to weigh all factors before recommending such drastic measures, particularly if the agent under consideration typically has low mortality and causes a mild disease. Therefore, we contend that face masks are an effective, practical, non-pharmaceutical intervention that would reduce the spread of disease among school-children, while keeping schools open. Influenza spreads through person-to-person contact, via transmission by large droplets or aerosols (droplet nuclei) produced by breathing, talking, coughing or sneezing, as well as by direct (though most people touch very few others in their daily lives) or indirect (i.e., via fomites) contact. Face masks act as a physical barrier to reduce the amount of potentially infectious inhaled and exhaled particles, although they would not reliably protect the wearer against aerosols; a recent study also demonstrated that they can redirect and decelerate exhaled airflows (when worn by an infected individual) to prevent them from entering the breathing zones of others. Thus, if a whole classroom were to don face masks, disease transmission would be expected to be greatly diminished. Another recent study on face masks and hand hygiene show a 10-50% transmission reduction for influenza-like illnesses. Furthermore, face masks can act as an effective physical reminder and barrier to transmission by preventing the wearer from touching any potentially infectious secretions from their mucous membranes (i.e., from the nose and mouth), which is another mechanism for direct and indirect contact transmission for influenza. A recent systematic review has suggested that wearing masks can be highly effective in limiting the transmission of respiratory infections, such as influenza. Yet, admittedly, the effectiveness of this intervention strategy is highly dependent on compliance (i.e., the willingness to wear the mask in all appropriate situations), which in tum depends on comfort, convenience, fitness, and hygiene. Importantly, masks themselves must not become a source of infection (or reinfection); as such they should be replaced or sanitized daily (where possible) to maximize effectiveness. One solution could be for masks to be touted as fashion accessories, whi

  10. Life with the alien: role casting and face-saving techniques in family conversation with young children

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    Fatigante, Marilena; Fasulo, Alessandra; Pontecorvo, Clotilde

    1998-01-01

    Life with the aUen: role casting and face-saving techniquespresence has tlie main of casting the current interactionchildren as addressees, casting them as side partici- pants,

  11. A biomechanical model of the face including muscles for the prediction of deformations during speech production

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    Groleau, Julie; Marecaux, Christophe; Payrard, Natacha; Segaud, Brice; Rochette, Michel; Perrier, Pascal; Payan, Yohan

    2008-01-01

    A 3D biomechanical finite element model of the face is presented. Muscles are represented by piece-wise uniaxial tension cable elements linking the insertion points. Such insertion points are specific entities differing from nodes of the finite element mesh, which makes possible to change either the mesh or the muscle implementation totally independently of each other. Lip/teeth and upper lip/lower lip contacts are also modeled. Simulations of smiling and of an Orbicularis Oris activation are presented and interpreted. The importance of a proper account of contacts and of an accurate anatomical description is shown

  12. The New Face of Protein-bound Copper: The Type Zero Copper Site

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With U.S.Week Day Year(activeInforumMILC TheThe New Face of

  13. Upgradation of nuclear medical equipment in the developing countries and its impact in Bangladesh

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    Jahangir, S M; Haque, M A S; Hoq, M; Mawla, Y; Morium, T; Uddin, M R; Xie, Y

    2002-01-01

    Bangladesh has thirteen Nuclear Medical Centres and one Institute of Nuclear Medicine in the country which are being run and maintained by the physicians scientists and engineers of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. The peaceful application of atomic energy was initiated through all these Centres with the use of clinical isotopes for thyroid and kidney studies. The equipment used for these purposes were the thyroid uptake system, rectilinear scanner and the multiprobe renogram system. The first gamma camera was installed in the country in 1980 at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Dhaka. That was the turning point for the country in the field of nuclear medicine. Presently all the nuclear medical establishments are equipped least with a gamma camera, thyroid uptake system and a renogram system. In the last two decades there has been a tremendous development in the design of nuclear medical equipment. Most of the old equipments were slow and manually operated. In the beginning of nineties of the past centur...

  14. Opportunities for environmental protection through privatization of the electric power sector in developing countries

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    Russo, T.N. (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)); Narins, M.J. (Energy Environmental Strategies, Inc., Falls Church, VA (United States))

    1994-07-01

    Traditionally, national electric utilities in developing countries have constructed and operated electrical energy power projects. Opportunities for environmental protection have been wanting in many of these projects, except in recent years when the World Bank and other international lenders required the preparation of environmental assessments (EAs) before financing a project. Global privatization of the electric power sector may provide increased opportunities for environmental protection and the implementation of the environmental impact assessment process. Environmental professionals in developing countries should not rely solely on traditional command and control'' (CAC) regulatory models to achieve environmental protection at private sector electrical energy projects. Environmental professionals should also pursue non-command and control approaches to supplement their existing regulatory approaches. These approaches include the preparation of sectorial and regional EAs, the use of economic incentives such as offsets'', environmental collaboratives, facilitated settlements, the creation of country environmental quality awards to recognize improved performance by the private and public sector, and staging environmental mitigation.

  15. Emerging trends in informal sector recycling in developing and transition countries

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    Ezeah, Chukwunonye Fazakerley, Jak A.; Roberts, Clive L.

    2013-11-15

    Highlights: • Reviewed emerging trends in Informal Sector Recycling (ISR) in developing countries. • In some countries we found that ISR is the key factor in the recycling of waste materials. • Overall impact of ISR upon the urban economy and environment is positive. • In some instances ISR subsidises large areas of the formal sector. • Ignoring the informal sector could result in unsustainable interventions. - Abstract: Optimistic estimates suggest that only 30–70% of waste generated in cities of developing countries is collected for disposal. As a result, uncollected waste is often disposed of into open dumps, along the streets or into water bodies. Quite often, this practice induces environmental degradation and public health risks. Notwithstanding, such practices also make waste materials readily available for itinerant waste pickers. These ‘scavengers’ as they are called, therefore perceive waste as a resource, for income generation. Literature suggests that Informal Sector Recycling (ISR) activity can bring other benefits such as, economic growth, litter control and resources conservation. This paper critically reviews trends in ISR activities in selected developing and transition countries. ISR often survives in very hostile social and physical environments largely because of negative Government and public attitude. Rather than being stigmatised, the sector should be recognised as an important element for achievement of sustainable waste management in developing countries. One solution to this problem could be the integration of ISR into the formal waste management system. To achieve ISR integration, this paper highlights six crucial aspects from literature: social acceptance, political will, mobilisation of cooperatives, partnerships with private enterprises, management and technical skills, as well as legal protection measures. It is important to note that not every country will have the wherewithal to achieve social inclusion and so the level of integration must be ‘flexible’. In addition, the structure of the ISR should not be based on a ‘universal’ model but should instead take into account local contexts and conditions.

  16. Resistance and relief: The wit and woes of early twentieth century folk and country music

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    Ellis, Iain J.

    2010-01-01

    constraining one’’ (1983: 20). Unlike folk counter-parts like Joe Hill and Woody Guthrie, country humorists like Uncle Dave Macon and Jimmie Rodgers expressed an unformed, pre-political consciousness, one often contradictory in na- ture. And where folk.... In ‘‘Hobo Bill’s Last Ride’’ and ‘‘Hobo’s Meditation,’’ he called attention to this subaltern breed spawned as a by-product of the Great Depression. His country contemporary, Jimmie Rodgers, also wrote tall-tales of the free-wheeling hobo life, though his...

  17. DSM Electricity Savings Potential in the Buildings Sector in APP Countries

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    McNeil, MIchael; Letschert, Virginie; Shen, Bo; Sathaye, Jayant; de la Ru du Can, Stephane

    2011-01-12

    The global economy has grown rapidly over the past decade with a commensurate growth in the demand for electricity services that has increased a country's vulnerability to energy supply disruptions. Increasing need of reliable and affordable electricity supply is a challenge which is before every Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) country. Collaboration between APP members has been extremely fruitful in identifying potential efficiency upgrades and implementing clean technology in the supply side of the power sector as well established the beginnings of collaboration. However, significantly more effort needs to be focused on demand side potential in each country. Demand side management or DSM in this case is a policy measure that promotes energy efficiency as an alternative to increasing electricity supply. It uses financial or other incentives to slow demand growth on condition that the incremental cost needed is less than the cost of increasing supply. Such DSM measures provide an alternative to building power supply capacity The type of financial incentives comprise of rebates (subsidies), tax exemptions, reduced interest loans, etc. Other approaches include the utilization of a cap and trade scheme to foster energy efficiency projects by creating a market where savings are valued. Under this scheme, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the production of electricity are capped and electricity retailers are required to meet the target partially or entirely through energy efficiency activities. Implementation of DSM projects is very much in the early stages in several of the APP countries or localized to a regional part of the country. The purpose of this project is to review the different types of DSM programs experienced by APP countries and to estimate the overall future potential for cost-effective demand-side efficiency improvements in buildings sectors in the 7 APP countries through the year 2030. Overall, the savings potential is estimated to be 1.7 thousand TWh or 21percent of the 2030 projected base case electricity demand. Electricity savings potential ranges from a high of 38percent in India to a low of 9percent in Korea for the two sectors. Lighting, fans, and TV sets and lighting and refrigeration are the largest contributors to residential and commercial electricity savings respectively. This work presents a first estimates of the savings potential of DSM programs in APP countries. While the resulting estimates are based on detailed end-use data, it is worth keeping in mind that more work is needed to overcome limitation in data at this time of the project.

  18. Facing Our Energy Challenges in a New Era of Science (2011 EFRC Forum)

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    Dehmer, Patricia M. (Deputy Director for Science Programs at DOE)

    2012-03-20

    Patricia Dehmer, Deputy Director for Science Programs at DOE, opened the May 26, 2011 EFRC Forum session, 'Global Perspectives on Frontiers in Energy Research,' with the talk, 'Facing Our Energy Challenges in a New Era of Science.' In her presentation, Dr. Dehmer gave a tutorial on the energy challenges facing our Nation and showed how the DOE research portfolio addresses those issues. The 2011 EFRC Summit and Forum brought together the EFRC community and science and policy leaders from universities, national laboratories, industry and government to discuss 'Science for our Nation's Energy Future.' In August 2009, the Office of Science established 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers. The EFRCs are collaborative research efforts intended to accelerate high-risk, high-reward fundamental research, the scientific basis for transformative energy technologies of the future. These Centers involve universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit firms, singly or in partnerships, selected by scientific peer review. They are funded at $2 to $5 million per year for a total planned DOE commitment of $777 million over the initial five-year award period, pending Congressional appropriations. These integrated, multi-investigator Centers are conducting fundamental research focusing on one or more of several 'grand challenges' and use-inspired 'basic research needs' recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The purpose of the EFRCs is to integrate the talents and expertise of leading scientists in a setting designed to accelerate research that transforms the future of energy and the environment.

  19. Radiation from an oscillating dipole layer facing a conducting plane: resonances and Dynamical Casimir Effect

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    César D. Fosco; Fernando C. Lombardo

    2015-06-25

    We study the properties of the classical electromagnetic (EM) radiation produced by two physically different yet closely related systems, which may be regarded as classical analogues of the Dynamical Casimir Effect (DCE). They correspond to two flat, infinite, parallel planes, one of them static and imposing perfect conductor boundary conditions, while the other performs a rigid oscillatory motion. The systems differ just in the electrical properties of the oscillating plane: one of them is just a planar dipole layer (representing, for instance, a small-width electret). The other, instead, has a dipole layer on the side which faces the static plane, but behaves as a conductor on the other side: this can be used as a representation of a conductor endowed with patch potentials (on the side which faces the conducting plane). We evaluate, in both cases, the dissipative flux of energy between the system and its environment, showing that, at least for small mechanical oscillation amplitudes, it can be written in terms of the dipole layer autocorrelation function. We show that there are resonances as a function of the frequency of the mechanical oscillation.

  20. The Kinematic Signature of Face-On Peanut-Shaped Bulges

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    Victor P. Debattista; C. Marcella Carollo; Lucio Mayer; Ben Moore

    2005-04-24

    We present a kinematic diagnostic for peanut-shaped bulges in nearly face-on galaxies. The face-on view provides a novel perspective on peanuts which would allow study of their relation to bars and disks in greater detail than hitherto possible. The diagnostic is based on the fact that peanut shapes are associated with a flat density distribution in the vertical direction. We show that the kinematic signature corresponding to such a distribution is a minimum in the fourth-order Gauss-Hermite moment $s_4$. We demonstrate our method on $N$-body simulations of varying peanut strength, showing that strong peanuts can be recognized to inclinations $i \\simeq 30\\degrees$, regardless of the strength of the bar. We also consider compound systems in which a bulge is present in the initial conditions as may happen if bulges form at high redshift through mergers. We show that in this case, because the vertical structure of the bulge is not derived from that of the disk, that the signature of a peanut in $s_4$ is weakened. Thus the same kinematic signature of peanuts can be used to explore bulge formation mechanisms. The observational requirements for identifying peanuts with this method are challenging, but feasible.

  1. The Kinematic Signature of Face-On Peanut-Shaped Bulges

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    Debattista, V P; Mayer, L; Moore, B; Debattista, Victor P.; Mayer, Lucio

    2005-01-01

    We present a kinematic diagnostic for peanut-shaped bulges in nearly face-on galaxies. The face-on view provides a novel perspective on peanuts which would allow study of their relation to bars and disks in greater detail than hitherto possible. The diagnostic is based on the fact that peanut shapes are associated with a flat density distribution in the vertical direction. We show that the kinematic signature corresponding to such a distribution is a minimum in the fourth-order Gauss-Hermite moment $s_4$. We demonstrate our method on $N$-body simulations of varying peanut strength, showing that strong peanuts can be recognized to inclinations $i \\simeq 30\\degrees$, regardless of the strength of the bar. We also consider compound systems in which a bulge is present in the initial conditions as may happen if bulges form at high redshift through mergers. We show that in this case, because the vertical structure of the bulge is not derived from that of the disk, that the signature of a peanut in $s_4$ is weakened...

  2. Lattice Green Functions: the seven-dimensional face-centred cubic lattice

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    Nadjah Zenine; Saoud Hassani; Jean-Marie Maillard

    2014-11-01

    We present a recursive method to generate the expansion of the lattice Green function of the d-dimensional face-centred cubic (fcc) lattice. We produce a long series for d =7. Then we show (and recall) that, in order to obtain the linear differential equation annihilating such a long power series, the most economic way amounts to producing the non-minimal order differential equations. We use the method to obtain the minimal order linear differential equation of the lattice Green function of the seven-dimensional face-centred cubic (fcc) lattice. We give some properties of this irreducible order-eleven differential equation. We show that the differential Galois group of the corresponding operator is included in $SO(11, \\mathbb{C})$. This order-eleven operator is non-trivially homomorphic to its adjoint, and we give a "decomposition" of this order-eleven operator in terms of four order-one self-adjoint operators and one order-seven self-adjoint operator. Furthermore, using the Landau conditions on the integral, we forward the regular singularities of the differential equation of the d-dimensional lattice and show that they are all rational numbers. We evaluate the return probability in random walks in the seven-dimensional fcc lattice. We show that the return probability in the d-dimensional fcc lattice decreases as $d^{-2}$ as the dimension d goes to infinity.

  3. Experiments on High-Speed Liquid Films Over Downward-Facing Wetting and Nonwetting Surfaces

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    Anderson, J.K.; Yoda, M.; Abdel-Khalik, S.I.; Sadowski, D.L. [Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

    2003-07-15

    The fusion event in inertial fusion energy reactors can damage the chamber first walls. The Prometheus design study used a high-speed tangentially injected thin film of molten lead to protect the upper endcap of the reactor chamber. To assure full chamber coverage, the film must remain attached. Film detachment due to gravitational effects is most likely to occur on downward-facing surfaces.Experiments were therefore conducted on turbulent water films with initial thicknessess and speeds up to 2 mm and 11 m/s, respectively, onto the downward-facing surface of a flat plate 0-45 deg. below the horizontal. Average film detachment and lateral extent along the plate were measured. Detachment length appears to be a linear function of Froude number. Results for film flows over wetting and nonwetting surfaces show that surface wettability has a major impact. The data are used to establish conservative 'design windows' for film detachment. Film flow around cylindrical obstacles, modeling protective dams around chamber penetrations, was also studied. The results suggest that cylindrical dams cannot be used to protect penetrations, and that new chamber penetration geometries that avoid flow separation are a major design issue for this type of thin liquid protection.

  4. Intervention in Countries with Unsustainable Energy Policies: Is it Ever Justifiable?

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    Tonn, Bruce Edward

    2010-08-01

    This paper explores whether it is ever justifiable for the international community to forcibly intervene in countries that have unsustainable energy policies. The literature on obligations to future generations suggests, philosophically, that intervention might be justified under certain circumstances. Additionally, the world community has intervened in the affairs of other countries for humanitarian reasons, such as in Kosovo, Somalia, and Haiti. However, intervention to deal with serious energy problems is a qualitatively different and more difficult problem. A simple risk analysis framework is used to organize the discussion about possible conditions for justifiable intervention. If the probability of deaths resulting from unsustainable energy policies is very large, if the energy problem can be attributed to a relatively small number of countries, and if the risk of intervention is acceptable (i.e., the number of deaths due to intervention is relatively small), then intervention may be justifiable. Without further analysis and successful solution of several vexing theoretical questions, it cannot be stated whether unsustainable energy policies being pursued by countries at the beginning of the 21st century meet the criteria for forcible intervention by the international community.

  5. A Method Countries Can Use to Estimate Changes in Carbon Stored in Harvested Wood Products and

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    A Method Countries Can Use to Estimate Changes in Carbon Stored in Harvested Wood Products to carbon stored in harvested wood products (HWP) and for evaluating uncertainty. The method uses data suggest that uncertainty is most sensitive to uncertainty in production data for solid- wood products

  6. Assessing the Role of Energy in Development and Climate Policies in Large Developing Countries

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    Assessing the Role of Energy in Development and Climate Policies in Large Developing Countries Amit conceptual issues related to the role of energy in development and its potential synergies and tradeoffs with climate change. The relationship between economic development and energy over time is discussed

  7. Comparison of low-level waste disposal programs of DOE and selected international countries

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    Meagher, B.G. [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Cole, L.T. [Cole and Associates (United States)

    1996-06-01

    The purpose of this report is to examine and compare the approaches and practices of selected countries for disposal of low-level radioactive waste (LLW) with those of the US Department of Energy (DOE). The report addresses the programs for disposing of wastes into engineered LLW disposal facilities and is not intended to address in-situ options and practices associated with environmental restoration activities or the management of mill tailings and mixed LLW. The countries chosen for comparison are France, Sweden, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The countries were selected as typical examples of the LLW programs which have evolved under differing technical constraints, regulatory requirements, and political/social systems. France was the first country to demonstrate use of engineered structure-type disposal facilities. The UK has been actively disposing of LLW since 1959. Sweden has been disposing of LLW since 1983 in an intermediate-depth disposal facility rather than a near-surface disposal facility. To date, Canada has been storing its LLW but will soon begin operation of Canada`s first demonstration LLW disposal facility.

  8. The Caledonide Orogen in the Nordic countries is exposed in Norway, western Sweden, westernmost Fin-

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    Fossen, Haakon

    The Caledonide Orogen in the Nordic countries is exposed in Norway, western Sweden, westernmost Fin-age basement. In northernmost Norway, the NE-trending Caledonian thrust front trun- cates the NW and north- eastern Greenland; it continues northwards from northern Norway, across the Barents Shelf

  9. Commerce Control List Overview and the Country Chart Part 738page 1 Export Administration Regulations

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    Bernstein, Daniel

    Commerce Control List Overview and the Country Chart Part 738­page 1 Export Administration are refer- ences to 15 CFR chapter VII, subchapter C. The Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) main- tains the Commerce Control List (CCL) within the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), whichincludesitems

  10. EUCI Tribal and Indian Country Energy Development: Collaborating for Successful Transactions

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    Hosted by the Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI), this conference will provide practical tips for mutually beneficial collaboration between tribes and utility companies. The conference will focus on the fundamental concepts on how to network and collaborate in renewable energy such as solar, wind, biomass, and natural gas in Indian Country.

  11. Energy Policy 36 (2008) 15381544 Promoting biofuels: Implications for developing countries

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    2008-01-01

    Energy Policy 36 (2008) 1538­1544 Promoting biofuels: Implications for developing countries Jo¨ rg 2008 Abstract Interest in biofuels is growing worldwide as concerns about the security of energy supply, however, production costs of biofuels are typically much higher than those of fossil fuels. As a result

  12. As one of only a handful of graduate level real estate programs across the country,

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    Tipple, Brett

    As one of only a handful of graduate level real estate programs across the country, the MRED a career in real estate. The program is open to those just entering this exciting field but is equally+ years of real estate experience. This diverse student network is just one of the many invaluable

  13. Impact of broadband public infrastructures and services on SEE countries' economy

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    Impact of broadband public infrastructures and services on SEE countries' economy Christos Bouras and services on the economy of South East Europe (SEE) areas. To this direction, we focus on evaluating in the economy and society. Inadequacies in the telecommunication infrastructure and ac- cessibility to services

  14. Community health programs in many developing countries are very similar: most involve semi-

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    Rosenfeld, Roni

    communities in a large hierarchically managed sys- tem across the country. In Pakistan, recent evalua- tions to current information access mechanisms such as handbooks and manuals. We will be designing, developing to such populations, in a way that is both sustainable and appropri- ate [Mansell, 1998 & Tongia, 2005

  15. Food Security Implication Of Climate Change In Developing Countries: Findings From A Case Study In Mali

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    In Mali Tanveer A. Butt* Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: FINDINGS FROM A CASE STUDY IN MALI Abstract: We investigated the impact of climate findings from a case study conducted in Mali. A suite of biophysical models is used to project the impact

  16. Modeling the Logistics Performance in Developing Countries: An exploratory study of Moroccan context

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Modeling the Logistics Performance in Developing Countries: An exploratory study of Moroccan to raise their levels of logistics performance. This article is a research progress; it presents, Technological Practices, Supply Chain performance, Morocco. 1. INTRODUCTION: Logistic in Morocco is still

  17. International workshop: Planning for climate change through integrated coastal management. Volume 2: Country and regional reports

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    NONE

    1998-12-31

    This workshop included reports from the following countries: Argentina; Bulgaria; Egypt; Estonia; Fiji; Indonesia; Mozambique; Nigeria; Oman; The Philippines; Senegal; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Thailand; and Tuvalu; Regional reports were included on the following: Small Island Developing States of the Pacific; South Pacific Regional Environment Program; and Sea Level Rise Impacts on Central America.

  18. Renewable energy markets inRenewable energy markets in developing countriesdeveloping countries

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    Renewable energy markets inRenewable energy markets in developing countriesdeveloping countries (service) rather than a technological approachthan a technological approach (energy is not an end in its own(energy is not an end in its own right)right) #12;ApplicationsApplications #12;1. Rural residential

  19. Poison control centers in developing countries and Asia's need for toxicology education

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    Makalinao, Irma R. . E-mail: docirma@mydestiny.net; Awang, Rahmat

    2005-09-01

    Poison control centers (PCCs) in developing countries have been set up in response to the challenge of decreasing mortality and morbidity from poisoning. The services range from poison information to actual clinical treatment mostly of acute cases. Lately, PCCs have expanded from their traditional role to one that actively engages in community health studies, toxicovigilance along with treatment of chronic poisoning. Recognizing that types of poisoning and specific needs may vary from country to country, toxicology education that addresses these unique regional issues has become more necessary. Toxicology education, both formal and informal, exists in various stages of development in Asia. Clearly, there are gaps that need to be addressed especially in areas where there are no poison centers or where strengthening is necessary. Collaboration between PCCs in developing countries can help augment available resources including human, analytical and technical expertise. The critical mass of trained toxicologists will fill in the demand for clinical and regulatory specialists and educators as well. This paper highlights the experiences and resources available to the Philippine and Malaysian poison centers and the strengths generated by networking and collaboration. The role of Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT) as the Science NGO representative to the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) forum standing committee in promoting chemical safety at the regional level will be discussed. The 'Clearinghouse on the Sound Management of Chemicals', a platform for engaging multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary partnerships, will be described as a possible model for capacity building to advance chemical safety through education and training not only in developing countries in Asia but globally as well.

  20. Has Democracy Reduced Inequalities in Child Mortality? An analysis of 5 million births from 50 developing countries since 1970.

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    Ramos, Antonio Pedro

    2013-01-01

    tran- sitions countries, Pakistan. The Dark grey representintroduction of democracy in Pakistan is always associatedIndia, Nigeria, China, Pakistan, Congo and Ethiopia). Common

  1. Integrable anyon chains: from fusion rules to face models to effective field theories

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    Peter E. Finch; Michael Flohr; Holger Frahm

    2014-11-02

    Starting from the fusion rules for the algebra $SO(5)_2$ we construct one-dimensional lattice models of interacting anyons with commuting transfer matrices of `interactions round the face' (IRF) type. The conserved topological charges of the anyon chain are recovered from the transfer matrices in the limit of large spectral parameter. The properties of the models in the thermodynamic limit and the low energy excitations are studied using Bethe ansatz methods. Two of the anyon models are critical at zero temperature. From the analysis of the finite size spectrum we find that they are effectively described by rational conformal field theories invariant under extensions of the Virasoro algebra, namely $\\mathcal{W}B_2$ and $\\mathcal{W}D_5$, respectively. The latter contains primaries with half and quarter spin. The modular partition function and fusion rules are derived and found to be consistent with the results for the lattice model.

  2. X-ray Spectroscopy with Elliptical Crystals and Face-On Framing Cameras

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    Heeter, R; Emig, J; Fournier, K; Hansen, S; May, M; Young, B

    2004-04-16

    X-ray spectrometers using elliptically bent crystals have desirable properties for applications requiring broad spectral coverage, good spectral resolution, and minimized source broadening. Previous work used custom-positioned film or microchannel plate detectors. They find it is also useful and cost-effective to field elliptical crystals in existing snouts on the face-on gated microchannel plate framing cameras commonly used at many facilities. they numerically explored the full design space (spectral range and resolution) of elliptical crystals compatible with the new MSPEC multipurpose spectrometer snout. They have tested at the Omega laser an elliptical RAP crystal with 174 mm focal length, 0.9885 eccentricity, and 4.6 degree inclination, viewing from 1.0 to at least 1.7 keV with E/dE of 300-500. A slit (2x mag) images 3 mm sources with 70 um spatial resolution.

  3. X-ray spectroscopy with elliptical crystals and face-on framing cameras

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    Heeter, R.F.; Emig, J.A.; Fournier, K.B.; Hansen, S.B.; May, M.J.; Young, B.K.F.

    2004-10-01

    X-ray spectrometers using elliptically bent crystals have desirable properties for applications requiring broad spectral coverage, good spectral resolution, and minimized source broadening. Previous work used custom-positioned film or microchannel plate detectors. We find it is also useful and cost-effective to field elliptical crystals in existing snouts on the face-on gated microchannel plate framing cameras commonly used at many facilities. We numerically explored the full design space (spectral range and resolution) of elliptical crystals compatible with the new multipurpose spectrometer snout. We have tested at the Omega laser an elliptical rubidium acid phthalate crystal with 174 mm focal length, 0.9885 eccentricity, and 4.6 deg. inclination, viewing from 1.0 to at least 1.7 keV with spectral resolution E/dE of 300-500. A slit (2xmagnification) images 3 mm sources with 70 {mu}m spatial resolution.

  4. Upstream open loop control of the recirculation area downstream of a backward-facing step

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    Gautier, Nicolas

    2014-01-01

    The flow downstream a backward-facing step is controlled using a pulsed jet placed upstream of the step edge. Experimental velocity fields are computed and used to the recirculation area quantify. The effects of jet amplitude, frequency and duty cycle on this recirculation area are investigated for two Reynolds numbers (Re=2070 and Re=2900). The results of this experimental study demonstrate that upstream actuation can be as efficient as actuation at the step edge when exciting the shear layer at its natural frequency. Moreover it is shown that it is possible to minimize both jet amplitude and duty cycle and still achieve optimal efficiency. With minimal amplitude and a duty-cycle as low as 10\\% the recirculation area is nearly canceled.

  5. Nanomaterials for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells; Materials Challenges Facing Electrical Energy Storate

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    Gopal Rao, MRS Web-Editor; Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University; Karen Swider-Lyons, Naval Research Laboratory

    2010-08-05

    Symposium T: Nanomaterials for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells are under intense investigation worldwide for applications ranging from transportation to portable power. The purpose of this seminar is to focus on the nanomaterials and nanostructures inherent to polymer fuel cells. Symposium topics will range from high-activity cathode and anode catalysts, to theory and new analytical methods. Symposium U: Materials Challenges Facing Electrical Energy Storage Electricity, which can be generated in a variety of ways, offers a great potential for meeting future energy demands as a clean and efficient energy source. However, the use of electricity generated from renewable sources, such as wind or sunlight, requires efficient electrical energy storage. This symposium will cover the latest material developments for batteries, advanced capacitors, and related technologies, with a focus on new or emerging materials science challenges.

  6. Remotely controlled sensor apparatus for use in dig-face characterization system

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    Josten, N.E.; Svoboda, J.M.

    1999-05-25

    A remotely controlled sensor platform apparatus useful in a dig-face characterization system is deployed from a mobile delivery device such as standard heavy construction equipment. The sensor apparatus is designed to stabilize sensors against extraneous motions induced by heavy equipment manipulations or other outside influences, and includes a terrain sensing and sensor elevation control system to maintain the sensors in close ground proximity. The deployed sensor apparatus is particularly useful in collecting data in work environments where human access is difficult due to the presence of hazardous conditions, rough terrain, or other circumstances that prevent efficient data collection by conventional methods. Such work environments include hazardous waste sites, unexploded ordnance sites, or construction sites. Data collection in these environments by utilizing the deployed sensor apparatus is desirable in order to protect human health and safety, or to assist in planning daily operations to increase efficiency. 13 figs.

  7. Remotely controlled sensor apparatus for use in dig-face characterization system

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    Josten, Nicholas E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Svoboda, John M. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1999-01-01

    A remotely controlled sensor platform apparatus useful in a dig-face characterization system is deployed from a mobile delivery device such as standard heavy construction equipment. The sensor apparatus is designed to stabilize sensors against extraneous motions induced by heavy equipment manipulations or other outside influences, and includes a terrain sensing and sensor elevation control system to maintain the sensors in close ground proximity. The deployed sensor apparatus is particularly useful in collecting data in work environments where human access is difficult due to the presence of hazardous conditions, rough terrain, or other circumstances that prevent efficient data collection by conventional methods. Such work environments include hazardous waste sites, unexploded ordnance sites, or construction sites. Data collection in these environments by utilizing the deployed sensor apparatus is desirable in order to protect human health and safety, or to assist in planning daily operations to increase efficiency.

  8. Le monde arabe face aux d\\'efis de l'eau : enjeux et conflits

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    Mutin, Georges

    2009-01-01

    In the past years, water has become a global concern. This essential and irreplaceable resource is unevenly distributed between Continents. North Africa and Middle East Arabic countries appear to be the most menaced area. From a starting point : 4.3% of the world population has access to only 0.67% of the resources for sustainable soft water. After decades of voluntarism, self-help, and of technical and development keen interest, times of worries have started. Since the 50's, all the efforts, in the Arabic World, have tended towards the mobilization of increasing volumes. The expected advantages of irrigated agriculture and production of electricity have been lauded, as well as the extension of distribution networks in cities and country side districts. Today's big construction works contribute to legitimize present acting teams: projects such as the Assouan high dam in Egypt, in its time the largest in the world and the Syrian dam of Tabqa, the Moroccan slogan for a million irrigated hectares. Under the trip...

  9. PKI Implementation Issues: A Comparative Study of Pakistan with some Asian Countries

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    Malik, Nasir Mahmood; Khalid, Samina; Malik, Faisal Munir

    2009-01-01

    The paper includes Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), its need and requirements and introduction of some renowned PKI products. However, the major thrust of this work is that how PKI can enhance security of various systems. The paper is intended to serve as a guide on how to adequately prepare for some of the challenges that may be encountered especially in developing countries like Pakistan. The detail of PKI implementation issues is also included in the paper along with future challenges regarding implementation of PKI. Furthermore, paper includes technical issues hindering the implementation of PKI through comparison of PKI issues in Pakistan and some of Asian countries mainly Taiwan, Japan and Singapore. The paper also highlights the PKI issues and learnt lessons regarding PKI implementation and can act as a comprehensive guide for successful future PKI deployments.

  10. Effective deployment of photovoltaics in the Mediterranean countries: Balancing policy risk and return

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    Luethi, S.

    2010-06-15

    Although the Mediterranean region is blessed with abundant solar resources, photovoltaic energy currently represents a very small share of power production. In Germany however, a much less sunny country, the photovoltaic (PV) industry is booming. This country has become a front runner in the adoption of PV because of effective policy incentives. Based on a cross-case study analysis of the German, Spanish and Greek PV markets, this paper investigates factors determining the effectiveness of PV policies. Our analysis shows that, above a certain level of return, risk-related factors (such as policy instability and administrative hurdles) play a more important role in influencing investment decisions than return-related factors (such as the level of a feed-in tariff). (author)

  11. An energy atlas of five Central American countries. Un atlas energetico de cinco paises Centroamericanos

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    Trocki, L.; Newman, C.K.; Gurule, F.; Aragon, P.C.; Peck, C.

    1988-08-01

    In a series of maps and figures, this atlas summarizes what is known about the energy resources and how these resources and oil imports supply the energy needs of five Central American countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama. The main exploited energy resources are firewood, hydroelectric energy, bagasse from sugar cane residues, and geothermal energy. Limited oil exploration in the region has uncovered modest oil resources only in Guatemala. Peat and small coal deposits are also known to exist but are not presently being exploited. After the description of energy resources, this atlas describes energy supply and demand patterns in each country. It concludes with a description of socioeconomic data that strongly affect energy demand. 4 refs.

  12. Measuring the Social Rate of Return to R&D in the Energy Industry: A Study of the OECD Countries

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    and development in the energy industry using a similar approach to Jones and Williams (1998). Our model tries1 Measuring the Social Rate of Return to R&D in the Energy Industry: A Study of the OECD Countries in the manufacturing of coal, petroleum products and nuclear fuel sector for a number of OECD countries. Using a panel

  13. Ris Energy Report 4 Denmark in a European market 1 Known abroad for being a country with highly efficient

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    Risø Energy Report 4 Denmark in a European market 1 4 Known abroad for being a country with highly an environment-friendly position on energy. Since the beginning of the 1990s climate change has been an important driver for Danish energy policy, and as a result the country has taken a robust approach to improving

  14. Recycling Glass for Hawaii Reduce -Reuse -Recycle has never been so important. Developed countries around the world are

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    Reed, Nancy E.

    Recycling Glass for Hawaii Brief: Reduce - Reuse - Recycle has never been so important. Developed countries around the world are aiming at forming closed loop recycling systems - where all metal, plastic and glass are endlessly recycled. The US recycling rates are at 35% while some of EU countries are above 80

  15. Tobacco use and the risk of cardiovascular diseases in developed and developing countries

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    Alexander, Myriam

    2013-10-08

    that science is like children and requires patience, endless learning, unconditional love, formidable energy and a willingness to approach the future positively and with confidence. II SUMMARY Background & objective: The association between cigarette smoking... from entering the mouth, a pebble or stopper is interested into its top, usually made of a wet piece of cloth which protects the mouth from the heat and serves as a filter 8. 1.2.1.5 Water pipes: called shisha or narghile in Middle Eastern countries...

  16. A Clean Energy Standard: Good for Consumers, Good for the Country

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    Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office issued a new report that highlights the important role a clean energy standard could have in creating the clean energy jobs of the future at minimal cost to consumers.? ?The report evaluates several proposed clean and renewable energy standards, running them through a variety of models to determine the impact they could have on electricity prices in five regions of the country.

  17. Sorting of Coffee Beans for 'Potato Defect' in East African Countries 

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    Waikar, Shraddha Prakash

    2012-07-16

    of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Gholamreza Langari William Payne Committee Members, Gyula Vigh Arun Srinivasa Head of Department, Dennis O?neal MAY 2011 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Sorting of Co ee... Beans for ?Potato Defect? in East African Countries. (May 2011) Shraddha Prakash Waikar, B.E., Vishwakarma Institute Of Technology Co{Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Gholamreza Langari Dr. William Payne Since ancient times, co ee has been a savory...

  18. Economic applicability of atomic energy as a source of power in underdeveloped countries 

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    Ahmed, Sheik Basheer

    1963-01-01

    ECONOMIC APPLICABILITY OF ATOMIC ENERGY AS A SOURCE OF POWER IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES A Thesis S, Basheer Ahmed Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements... Earlier Discussions Geneva and Post-Geneva Developments III. ATOMIC ENERGY AND INDUSTRIALIZATION. Hi torical Process of Industrial Growth Atomic Power and Industrialization IV. COMPARATIVE ? COST STUDY. 38 Theoretical Co st Studie s Britain' s Case...

  19. Concentrated solar thermal (cst) system for fuelwood replacement and for household water sanitation in developing countries.

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    Akinjiola, O. P.; Balachandran, U. (Energy Systems); (Rsage Research, LLC)

    2012-01-01

    Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) is a proven renewable energy technology that harnesses solar irradiation in its most primitive form. This technology with roots in ancient history is growing at a fast pace in recent times. Developing countries could use CST to solve fundamental human-needs challenges, such as for the substitution of fuelwood and the treatment of water for household use. This paper proposes a conceptual design for a standardized modular CST for these applications in developing countries. A modular-designed parabolic CST with an aperture area of 7.5 m2 is adequate to provide enough solar thermal energy to replace the fuelwood need (5 tons/yr) or to pasteurize the minimum daily water requirement (2500 liters) for a household. Critical parameters of the CST are discussed and an affordable solid thermal storage is recommended to be used as a backup when sunlight is unavailable. A funding program that includes in-country resources and external funding will be needed to sustain the development and wide spread adaptation of this technology.

  20. Projected refined product balances in key Latin American countries: A preliminary examination

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    NONE

    1996-06-01

    Over the years, the East-West Center (EWC) has developed considerable expertise in refinery modeling, especially in the area of forecasting product balances for countries, given planned capacity changes, changes in product demand, changes in crude slates, and changes in product specifications. This expertise has been applied on an ongoing basis to the major refiners in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, along with the US West Coast as region in its own right. Refinery modeling in these three areas has been ongoing for nearly 15 years at the Center, and the tools and information sources are now well developed. To date, the EWC has not applied these tools to Latin America. Although research on Latin America has been an ongoing area of concern at the Center in recent years, the information gathered to date is still not of the level of detail nor quality available for other areas. The modeling efforts undertaken in this report are of a ``baseline`` nature, designed to outline the major issues, attempt a first cut at emerging product balances, and, above all, to elicit commentary from those directly involved in the oil industry in the key countries modeled. Our experience in other regions has shown that it takes a few years dialogue with refiners and government planner in individual countries to develop a reliable database, as well as the insights into operational constraints and practices that make accurate modeling possible. This report is no more than a first step down the road.

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

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    1995-06-01

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

  2. Carbon emissions and sequestration in forests: Case studies from seven developing countries. Volume 4: Mexico: Draft

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    Makundi, W.; Sathaye, J. [eds.] [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Cerutti, O.M.; Ordonez, M.J.; Minjarez, R.D. [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico) Centro de Ecologia

    1992-08-01

    Estimates of carbon emissions from deforestation in Mexico are derived for the year 1985 and for two contrasting scenarios in 2025. Carbon emissions are calculated through an in-depth review of the existing information on forest cover deforestation mtes and area affected by forest fires as well as on forests` carbon-related biological characteristics. The analysis covers both tropical -- evergreen and deciduous -- and temperate -- coniferous and broadleaf -- closed forests. Emissions from the forest sector are also compared to those from energy and industry. Different policy options for promoting the sustainable management of forest resources in the country are discussed. The analysis indicates that approximately 804,000 hectares per year of closed forests suffered from major perturbations in the mid 1980`s in Mexico, leading to an annual deforestation mte of 668,000 hectares. Seventy five percent of total deforestation is concentrated in tropical forests. The resulting annual carbon balance is estimated in 53.4 million tons per year, and the net committed emissions in 45.5 million tons or 41% and 38%, respectively, of the country`s total for 1985--87. The annual carbon balance from the forest sector in 2025 is expected to decline to 16.5 million tons in the low emissions scenario and to 22.9 million tons in the high emissions scenario. Because of the large uncertainties in some of the primary sources of information, the stated figures should be taken as preliminary estimates.

  3. The triumph of pragmatism: Nigeria's role in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

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    Dimah, A.

    1988-01-01

    Formed in 1960, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) became a key participant in the international oil industry after the so-called oil shock in the early 1970s. OPEC's power in world trade increased tremendously during the 1970s and, as oil prices skyrocketed, literature on OPEC proliferated. Although OPEC's demise has often been predicted since its creation; it has, however, endured. Thus study examines OPEC from distinct vantage points: those of regime theory, oligopoly models, and cartel theory. The aim is to gain insight into the activities of the organization as a whole and in terms of the behavior of one of its members, the Government of Nigeria. The objective is to ascertain which of these theories, or aspects of the theories, best describes OPEC's activities and Nigeria's actions as a member. The review of OPEC and Nigeria's role in its demonstrates that OPEC is difficult to classify. It is more than anything, a fluid coalition of Third World countries seeking to improve their national economies by ensuring better prices for crude oil, their chief export product; and helping other Third World countries focus global awareness on the chronic political and economic inequities in the international system. Therefore, OPEC and Nigeria's role is best explained by coalition theory.

  4. Influence of Atomic Physics on EDGE2D-EIRENE Simulations of JET Divertor Detachment with Carbon and Beryllium/Tungsten Plasma-Facing Components

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    Influence of Atomic Physics on EDGE2D-EIRENE Simulations of JET Divertor Detachment with Carbon and Beryllium/Tungsten Plasma-Facing Components

  5. Autism: Reduced Connectivity between Cortical Areas Involved in Face Expression, Theory of Mind, and the Sense of Self

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    Feng, Jianfeng

    1 Autism: Reduced Connectivity between Cortical Areas Involved in Face Expression, Theory of Mind head: Functional connectivity in autism # These authors contributed equally to this work resting-state functional connectivity was analyzed in 523 people with autism and 452 typically developing

  6. Rear-Facing Car Safety Seats: Getting the Message Marilyn J. Bull, MDa, Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCEb

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    COMMENTARY Rear-Facing Car Safety Seats: Getting the Message Right Marilyn J. Bull, MDa, Dennis R and young children regarding the safest way for them to ride in a car. Child fatalities and injuries and research provided by the National High- way Traffic Safety Administration, the car safety seat

  7. Abstract: A 3D biomechanical finite element model of the face is presented. Muscles are represented by piece-

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    Payan, Yohan

    /lower lip contacts are also modeled. Simulations of smiling and of an Orbicularis Oris activationAbstract: A 3D biomechanical finite element model of the face is presented. Muscles are represented the mesh or the muscle implementation totally independently of each other. Lip/teeth and upper lip

  8. Face shear piezoelectric properties of relaxor-PbTiO3 single crystals Shujun Zhang,1,a

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    Cao, Wenwu

    Face shear piezoelectric properties of relaxor-PbTiO3 single crystals Shujun Zhang,1,a Fei Li,1TiO3 crystals, piezoelectric d36 coefficients were determined to be in the range of 2000­2500 p-frequency-transducer applications. © 2011 American Institute of Physics. doi:10.1063/1.3584851 The excellent electromechanical

  9. Tritium behavior in eroded dust and debris of plasma-facing A. Hassanein a,*, B. Wiechers b

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    Harilal, S. S.

    also be redeposited in dierent chemical forms (for example, CT4). There- fore, new materials can properties of these new materials are quite dierent from those of initial PFM. One must also realizeTritium behavior in eroded dust and debris of plasma-facing materials A. Hassanein a,*, B. Wiechers

  10. Box/Peanut and Bar structures in edge-on and face-on SDSS nearby galaxies I. Catalogue

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    Yoshino, Akira

    2014-01-01

    We investigate Box/Peanut and bar structures in image data of edge-on and face-on nearby galaxies taken from SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey) to present catalogues containing the surface brightness parameters and the morphology classification. About 1700 edge-on galaxies and 2600 face-on galaxies are selected from SDSS DR7 in g, r and i-band. The images of each galaxy are fitted with the model of 2-dimensional surface brightness of S\\'{e}rsic bulge and exponential disk. After removing some irregular data, Box/Peanut, bar and other structures are easily distinguished by eye using residual (observed minus model) images. We find 292 Box/Peanut structures in the 1329 edge-on samples and 630 bar structures in 1890 face-on samples in i-band, after removing some irregular data. Then the fraction of Box/Peanut galaxies is about 22 percent against the edge-on samples, and that of bar is about 33 percent (about 50 percent if 629 elliptical galaxies are removed) against the face-on samples. Furthermore the strengths of t...

  11. Entre expertise et partenariat. Les syndicats face aux nouvelles formes de gestion du personnel l'hpital

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    'analyser comment s'est réalisée l'appropriation de ces outils par les acteurs du monde hospitalier et en. Between expertise and partnership: trade unions facing new forms of human resources management and the introduction of a management oriented policy, the provisional employment and skills management (GPEC, in French

  12. Fusion power faces big crunch Europe poised to decide whether to go it alone on 3bn trial reactor

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    Fusion power faces big crunch Europe poised to decide whether to go it alone on £3bn trial reactor rewards: cheap, clean and almost limitless electricity for an increasingly energy-hungry planet. But), an ambitious, £3bn project that aims to prove, once and for all, that fusion power offers the best solution

  13. The inaccuracy and insincerity of real faces Douglas W. Cunningham, Martin Breidt, Mario Kleiner, Christian Wallraven, Heinrich H. Bulthoff

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    of unambiguous and believable Avatars. KEY WORDS Facial Animation, Human/Computer Interaction, Percep- tion and an unrecognizable expression can be quite subtle. Even if a physically accurate Virtual Human perfectly duplicates all spatial and temporal aspects of facial motion, and is driven in real-time from a real human face

  14. IEEE International Workshop on Analysis and Modeling of Faces and Gestures, 2003. Human Body Tracking with Auxiliary Measurements

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    Cohen, Issac

    in interactive virtual environment, human computer interaction, motion capture for human animation and videoIEEE International Workshop on Analysis and Modeling of Faces and Gestures, 2003. Human Body-0273 {munlee|icohen}@usc.edu Abstract This paper presents two techniques for improving human body tracking

  15. Biomass plants face wood supply risks Report warns giant new biomass power plants will be hugely reliant on wood chip

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    Biomass plants face wood supply risks Report warns giant new biomass power plants will be hugely's biomass energy sector could be undermined unless businesses move to resolve the supply chain issues-scale biomass plants will leave generators largely reliant on biomass from overseas such as wood chips, elephant

  16. Steady-State Impurity Control, Heat Removal and Tritium Recovery by Moving-Belt Plasma-Facing Components

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    Tillack, Mark

    1 Steady-State Impurity Control, Heat Removal and Tritium Recovery by Moving-Belt Plasma-Z getter materials, heat removal and tritium recovery. In order to minimize MHD effects as well as induced is the application of "Moving-Belt Plasma-Facing Components" for steady-state impurity gettering, heat removal

  17. The impact of equivalence ratio oscillations on combustion dynamics in a backward-facing step combustor

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    Murat Altay, H.; Speth, Raymond L.; Hudgins, Duane E.; Ghoniem, Ahmed F.

    2009-11-15

    The combustion dynamics of propane-air flames are investigated in an atmospheric pressure, atmospheric inlet temperature, lean, premixed backward-facing step combustor. We modify the location of the fuel injector to examine the impact of equivalence ratio oscillations arriving at the flame on the combustion dynamics. Simultaneous pressure, velocity, heat-release rate and equivalence ratio measurements and high-speed video from the experiments are used to identify and characterize several distinct operating modes. When the fuel is injected far upstream from the step, the equivalence ratio arriving at the flame is steady and the combustion dynamics are controlled only by flame-vortex interactions. In this case, different dynamic regimes are observed depending on the operating parameters. When the fuel is injected close to the step, the equivalence ratio arriving at the flame exhibits oscillations. In the presence of equivalence ratio oscillations, the measured sound pressure level is significant across the entire range of lean mean equivalence ratios even if the equivalence ratio oscillations arriving at the flame are out-of-phase with the pressure oscillations. The combustion dynamics are governed primarily by the flame-vortex interactions, while the equivalence ratio oscillations have secondary effects. The equivalence ratio oscillations could generate variations in the combustion dynamics in each cycle under some operating conditions, destabilize the flame at the entire range of the lean equivalence ratios, and increase the value of the mean equivalence ratio at the lean blowout limit. (author)

  18. RF driven sulfur lamp having driving electrodes which face each other

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    Gabor, George (Lafayette, CA); Orr, Thomas Robert (Castro Valley, CA); Greene, Charles Maurice (Oakland, CA); Crawford, Douglas Gordon (Orinda, CA); Berman, Samuel Maurice (San Francisco, CA)

    1999-01-01

    A high intensity discharge lamp without mercury is disclosed radiating a selected spectrum of which can be almost entirely in the visible range from an envelope that contains a sulfur containing substance. The lamp utilizes a signal source that generates an excitation signal that is externally coupled to the exterior surface of the envelope to excite the enclosed sulfur containing substance. Various embodiments of the lamp use electrodes adjacent the envelope to couple the excitation signal thereto with the face of the electrodes shaped to complement the shape of the exterior surface of the envelope. Two shapes discussed are spherical and cylindrical. To minimize filamentary discharges each envelope may include an elongated stem affixed to the exterior thereof whereby a rotational subsystem spins the envelope. In yet another embodiment the envelope has a Dewar configuration with two electrodes, one positioned near the external curved side surface of the body, and a second to the inner surface of the hole through the envelope. Further, the envelope may contain a backfill of a selected inert gas to assist in the excitation of lamp with that backfill at a pressure of less than 1 atmosphere, wherein the backfill pressure is directly related to the increase or decrease of peak output and inversely related to the increase and decrease of the emitted spectrum from the envelope. The emitting fill can be less than 6 mg/cc, or at least 2 mg/cc of the envelope of a sulfur containing substance.

  19. Critical heat flux (CHF) phenomenon on a downward facing curved surface

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    Cheung, F.B.; Haddad, K.H.; Liu, Y.C. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1997-06-01

    This report describes a theoretical and experimental study of the boundary layer boiling and critical heat flux phenomena on a downward facing curved heating surface, including both hemispherical and toroidal surfaces. A subscale boundary layer boiling (SBLB) test facility was developed to measure the spatial variation of the critical heat flux and observe the underlying mechanisms. Transient quenching and steady-state boiling experiments were performed in the SBLB facility under both saturated and subcooled conditions to obtain a complete database on the critical heat flux. To complement the experimental effort, an advanced hydrodynamic CHF model was developed from the conservation laws along with sound physical arguments. The model provides a clear physical explanation for the spatial variation of the CHF observed in the SBLB experiments and for the weak dependence of the CHF data on the physical size of the vessel. Based upon the CHF model, a scaling law was established for estimating the local critical heat flux on the outer surface of a heated hemispherical vessel that is fully submerged in water. The scaling law, which compares favorably with all the available local CHF data obtained for various vessel sizes, can be used to predict the local CHF limits on large commercial-size vessels. This technical information represents one of the essential elements that is needed in assessing the efficacy of external cooling of core melt by cavity flooding as a severe accident management strategy. 83 figs., 3 tabs.

  20. Final Harvest of Above-Ground Biomass and Allometric Analysis of the Aspen FACE Experiment

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    Mark E. Kubiske

    2013-04-15

    The Aspen FACE experiment, located at the US Forest Service Harshaw Research Facility in Oneida County, Wisconsin, exposes the intact canopies of model trembling aspen forests to increased concentrations of atmospheric CO2 and O3. The first full year of treatments was 1998 and final year of elevated CO2 and O3 treatments is scheduled for 2009. This proposal is to conduct an intensive, analytical harvest of the above-ground parts of 24 trees from each of the 12, 30 m diameter treatment plots (total of 288 trees) during June, July & August 2009. This above-ground harvest will be carefully coordinated with the below-ground harvest proposed by D.F. Karnosky et al. (2008 proposal to DOE). We propose to dissect harvested trees according to annual height growth increment and organ (main stem, branch orders, and leaves) for calculation of above-ground biomass production and allometric comparisons among aspen clones, species, and treatments. Additionally, we will collect fine root samples for DNA fingerprinting to quantify biomass production of individual aspen clones. This work will produce a thorough characterization of above-ground tree and stand growth and allocation above ground, and, in conjunction with the below ground harvest, total tree and stand biomass production, allocation, and allometry.

  1. Process for casting hard-faced, lightweight camshafts and other cylindrical products

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    Hansen, Jeffrey S. (Corvallis, OR); Turner, Paul C. (Albany, OR); Argetsinger, Edward R. (Albany, OR); Wilson, Rick D. (Corvallis, OR)

    1996-01-01

    A process for casting a hard-faced cylindrical product such as an automobile camshaft includes the steps of: (a) preparing a composition formed from a molten base metal and an additive in particle form and having a hardness value greater than the hardness value of the base metal; (b) introducing the composition into a flask containing a meltable pattern of a cylindrical product such as an automobile camshaft to be manufactured and encased in sand to allow the composition to melt the pattern and assume the shape of the pattern within the sand; and (c) rotating the flask containing the pattern about the longitudinal axes of both the flask and the pattern as the molten base metal containing the additive in particle form is introduced into the flask to cause particles of the additive entrained in the molten base metal to migrate by centrifugal action to the radial extremities of the pattern and thereby provide a cylindrical product having a hardness value greater at it's radial extremities than at its center when the molten base metal solidifies.

  2. RF driven sulfur lamp having driving electrodes which face each other

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    Gabor, G.; Orr, T.R.; Greene, C.M.; Crawford, D.G.; Berman, S.M.

    1999-06-22

    A high intensity discharge lamp without mercury is disclosed radiating a selected spectrum of which can be almost entirely in the visible range from an envelope that contains a sulfur containing substance. The lamp utilizes a signal source that generates an excitation signal that is externally coupled to the exterior surface of the envelope to excite the enclosed sulfur containing substance. Various embodiments of the lamp use electrodes adjacent the envelope to couple the excitation signal thereto with the face of the electrodes shaped to complement the shape of the exterior surface of the envelope. Two shapes discussed are spherical and cylindrical. To minimize filamentary discharges each envelope may include an elongated stem affixed to the exterior thereof whereby a rotational subsystem spins the envelope. In yet another embodiment the envelope has a Dewar configuration with two electrodes, one positioned near the external curved side surface of the body, and a second to the inner surface of the hole through the envelope. Further, the envelope may contain a backfill of a selected inert gas to assist in the excitation of lamp with that backfill at a pressure of less than 1 atmosphere, wherein the backfill pressure is directly related to the increase or decrease of peak output and inversely related to the increase and decrease of the emitted spectrum from the envelope. The emitting fill can be less than 6 mg/cc, or at least 2 mg/cc of the envelope of a sulfur containing substance. 17 figs.

  3. Petroleum refining industry of developed capitalist countries in the 1990s

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    Prokhorova, A.A.

    1994-07-01

    Crude oil is the principal source of energy today and in the immediate future. The increases in the consumption of crude oil (1.7% per year up to 2005) will be offset mainly by additional supplies from the countries of the Near East. Data on the imports of oil by the developed capitalists countries are presented in Table 2. In the United States, according to a projection made by Conoco, by the year 2000 the volume of imports will be twice the volume of domestic production; according to another prediction, the amount of Near East crude will increase from 34% in 1990 to 42% in 2000. Since the mid-1980s, the energy policy of the USA has been based on importing so-called cheap crude. Laws have been passed to mandate not only energy saving, but also cuts in the oil and gas production on U.S. territory. The volume of U.S. oil production will be 20% lower in 2000 than in 1990. Some 90% of the worldwide demand for oil is met by light and medium-density crudes, but such crudes account for only 25% of the oil resources. Projections indicate that the oil supplied to refiners in the future will be heavier and will have higher sulfur contents. The U.S. production of low-sulfur crude will drop off sharply in the next 10-15 years. The drop in oil production of the CIS [former USSR] and the consequent drop in exports from these countries will have a destabilizing effect on the world market. The average price of the {open_quotes}market basket{close_quotes} of OPEC crudes in 1991 was $149/ton (in 1990 $178/ton), in comparison with a 1992 price of $148/ton. This report presents data on refining process capacities and the ratio of secondary capacity to primary distillation capacity.

  4. Nonlinearities in Cross-Country Growth Regressions: A Bayesian Averaging of Thresholds (BAT) Approach

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    Cuaresma, Jesus Crespo; Doppelhofer, Gernot

    levels. Papageor- giou (2002) finds evidence that sets of countries with different openness levels tend to differ in the statistical model relating economic growth to other economic variables.11 The results presented below were obtained with ten million... interactions in the interval between 7.26 (corresponding to the initial GDP per capita of Malaysia) and 7.45 (corresponding to the initial GDP per capita of Algeria). It should be noted that for simulations run setting m¯=2 (that is, consid- ering only...

  5. Mobile health for cancer in low to middle income countries: priorities for research and development

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    Holeman, Isaac; Evans, Jay; Kane, Dianna; Grant, Liz; Pagliari, Claudia; Weller, David

    2014-10-16

    and in other countries. An independent survey of CHWs at one replication site found that text messaging was less expensive and more than an order of magnitude faster than walking, bicycling or taking public transit—the most common alternative means of reaching... supervisors for support or reporting (Lemay et al. 2012). For the CHWs, the value of this tool was less about disease-specific content and more about efficiency, for example not having to walk or ride a bicycle long distances to the hospital to deliver...

  6. Analysis of the implications of the USSR providing reprocessing and MOX fabrication services to other countries

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    NONE

    1994-12-31

    This brief analysis, which is based on unclassified sources, seeks to identify what some of the implications would be if the Soviets started to move actively to try to provide reprocessing and MOX fabrication services to the US and other countries. While information on Soviet intentions is limited, it postulates that the Soviets would offer to reprocess spent LWR at competitive prices, fabricate the plutonium and reenrich the uranium, and sell these products back to the customer. Since it is not known whether they would insist on returning the waste from reprocessing or would be prepared to keep it, we comment briefly on what the implications of either of these actions might be.

  7. International Clean Energy Analysis Gateway: Assisting Developing Countries with Clean Energy Deployment (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2010-01-01

    The International Clean Energy Analysis Gateway seeks to enhance developing country access to energy efficiency and renewable energy analysis tools, databases, methods, and other technical resources in a dynamic user interaction environment. In addition to providing information on available tools, the gateway also is a platform for Web seminars, online training, peer networks, and expert assistance. The gateway is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Further cooperation is desired with organizations that can help expand the information presented in the portal and assist with outreach and training.

  8. Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started Experience from Six

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EAInvervarLeeds,Asia-Pacific Developing Countries |Low

  9. Indian Country Energy Roundup: FY15 Year in Review | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would likeUniverseIMPACT EVALUATION PLAN FOR THE SITE-218in aradsafe/files [ICO]Indian Country

  10. It's Thanks to Evolution That No Two Faces Are Alike, Study Finds1 Humans' stunning diversity of facial features evolved to make recognition easier, a study says.2

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    South Bohemia, University of

    It's Thanks to Evolution That No Two Faces Are Alike, Study Finds1 Humans' stunning diversity regions of the body. This suggests that the forces of evolution have selected for facial diversity, Sheehan and his16 colleagues analyzed a U.S. Army database that includes dozens of face and body

  11. MLA APA Chicago Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. "Face Facts: People Don't Stand Out In A Crowd."

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    Whitney, David

    -- such as crowding -- will likely prove essential in designing effective artificial vision." The study is partDate: Source: MLA APA Chicago Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. "Face Facts for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Why is it difficult to pick out even a familiar face in a crowd? We

  12. A Meta-Analysis of Face Recognition Covariates Yui Man Lui, David Bolme, Bruce A. Draper, J. Ross Beveridge, Geoff Givens, P. Jonathon Phillips

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    Beveridge, Ross

    -analysis [32]. Here we present a quantitative summary of papers in the face recognition literature that report for which multiple studies reported effects on face recognition performance. These are: age of the person algorithms. Finally, given the studies summarized here, no clear conclusions can be drawn about whether one

  13. Neural Information Processing -Letters and Reviews Vol.1, No.1, October, 2003 Artificial Neural Networks as Analytic Tools in an ERP Study of Face

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    Dawson, Michael

    Networks as Analytic Tools in an ERP Study of Face Memory Reiko Graham1 and Michael R.W. Dawson2 1 Center-related potential (ERP) correlates of face memory has yet to be confirmed. We investigated the possibility neural networks (ANN's) and ANOVA in classifying ERP's from right temporal areas elicited by recognized

  14. B, V, R, I, H and K Images of 86 Face-On Spiral Galaxies

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    Roelof S. de Jong

    1996-11-01

    FITS images in the B, V, R, I, H and K passbands are presented of a sample of 86 face-on spiral galaxies. The galaxies were selected from the UGC to have a diameter of at least 2 arcmin and a minor over major axis ratio larger than 0.625. The selected galaxies have an absolute Galactic latitude |b|>25 degree, to minimize the effect of Galactic extinction and foreground stars. Nearly all BVRI data were obtained with the 1m Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope at La Palma and the H and K data were obtained at the 3.8m UK Infra-Red Telescope at Hawaii. The field of view of the telescope/camera combinations were often smaller than the observed galaxies, therefore driftscanning and mosaicing techniques were employed to image at least along the major axis of the galaxies. Most images were obtained during photometric nights and calibrated using standard stars. A small fraction of the images was calibrated from literature aperture photometry. The azimuthally averaged radial luminosity profiles derived from these galaxy images (see de Jong and van der Kruit 1994, Paper I) are also made available in machine readable format, as are the results of the bulge/disk decompositions described in de Jong (1996, Paper II). A detailed statistical analysis of the bulge and disk parameters of this data set can be found in de Jong (1996, Paper III). The dust and stellar content of the galaxies as derived from the color profiles is described in de Jong (1996, Paper IV). Evidence for secular evolution as found in this sample is shown in Courteau, de Jong and Broeils (1996).

  15. The Effects of Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling on Canadian/U.S. Live Hog and Feeder Pig Trade 

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    Thevenaz, Shad Arthur Michel

    2012-02-14

    The final implementation of Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling has caused some U.S. packing plants and finishing operations to discontinue using Canadian live hogs and feeder pigs in their operations thereby reducing trade. Using a system...

  16. Improvement of kiln design and combustion/carbonization timing to produce charcoal from agricultural waste in Developing countries

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    Martinez, Jason A. (Jason Alexander)

    2006-01-01

    Current economic conditions in third world countries like Haiti are so poor that the majority of the population has no access to energy sources that people in the first world take for granted. In Haiti the last two percent ...

  17. Industrialization under the WTO : the impact of asymmetric free trade agreements on middle-technology developing countries

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    DiCaprio, Alisa

    2007-01-01

    This dissertation addresses the issue of industrialization in the WTO regime, focusing on the role of asymmetric free trade agreements. It proposes a framework where free trade agreements offer payoffs that countries have ...

  18. Inter-disciplinary study on open source software development in developing countries: a case study of Chinese Linux 

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    Zhou, Yinhua

    2012-06-26

    This research provides a detailed account of Open Source Software (OSS) development in the context of developing countries (DCs) by exploring the specific case of Chinese indigenous Linux design and development. It builds ...

  19. A comprehensive approach to the formulation of capital projects in developing countries : finance and implementation. Case study, Edendale, Kwazulu (housing)

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    Davis, Trevor Paul

    1983-01-01

    This Thesis deals with capital project formulation in developing countries. The objective is to provide guidelines for the formulation of housing development projects, their implementation structures and financial plans ...

  20. Fact #734: July 2, 2012 OPEC Countries Represent Less Than Half of U.S. Petroleum Imports

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Even though Saudi Arabia is the world's largest producer of petroleum, and OPEC countries produce much of the oil in the global market, the U.S. imports most of its oil from Canada, Mexico and...