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  1. Incredible journey: how do developmental signals travel

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    Scott, Matthew

    be controlled by the rate of signal production, modification, active transport, trapping along the path not have far to go. Many critical cell fate-determining events occur in small early em- bryos or when organ enormous implications for the larger organs that grow from the primordia. The short-range action of most

  2. Kuder Journey Assessment What is the Kuder Journey?

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    Olszewski Jr., Edward A.

    Kuder Journey Assessment What is the Kuder Journey? The Kuder Journey is an assessment that helps take the Kuder Journey? Any UNCW student- freshmen through senior, first-year students and transfer

  3. Journeys Through Antigravity?

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    Carrasco, John Joseph M; Kallosh, Renata

    2013-01-01

    A possibility of journeys through antigravity has recently been proposed, with the suggestion that Weyl-invariant extension of scalars coupled to Einstein gravity allows for an unambiguous classical evolution through cosmological singularities in anisotropic spacetimes. We compute the Weyl invariant curvature squared and find that it blows up for the proposed anisotropic solution both at the Big Crunch as well as at the Big Bang. Therefore the cosmological singularities are not resolved by uplifting Einstein theory to a Weyl invariant model.

  4. The Power of a Few Large Blocks: A credible assumption with incredible efficiency

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    Foster, Dean P.

    i.i.d. assumption about the error structure, the two-sample t-statistic for oil was significantThe Power of a Few Large Blocks: A credible assumption with incredible efficiency Dongyu Lin and Dean P. Foster Abstract The most powerful assumption in data analysis is that of independence. Unfortu

  5. PARALLEL MATRIX MULTIPLICATION: A SYSTEMATIC JOURNEY

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    Batory, Don

    PARALLEL MATRIX MULTIPLICATION: A SYSTEMATIC JOURNEY MARTIN D. SCHATZ, ROBERT A. VAN DE GEIJN- trix matrix multiplication algorithms. The journey starts with a description of how matrices implementation of matrix-vector multiplication and rank-1 update, continues on to reveal a fam- ily of matrix-matrix

  6. JourneyLog 64 5 Vehicle tracking

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    Haddadi, Hamed

    JourneyLog 64 5 Vehicle tracking blinkx 8 Five years on Tomas Pfister 11 Graduate story Raspberry Pi 12 Exciting and engaging children to learn about computing Ring news 2 Note from the Editor

  7. Journey to the mantle of the Earth

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    Demouchy, Sylvie

    COMMENT Journey to the mantle of the Earth On the 50th anniversary of the first attempt to drill into Earth's mantle, Damon Teagle and Benoît Ildefonse say that what was once science fiction is now possible, or `Moho' for short. This boundary marks the start of the bulk of Earth's interior, which extends from

  8. Contact Details Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

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    Espinosa, Horacio D.

    Home About Contact Details Facebook Search Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer making sense of the cancer experience Feeds: Posts Comments Cancer-fighting fountain pen May 20, 2009 by JBBC A research team be used both as a research tool in the development of next-generation cancer treatments

  9. a journey of intellectual inquiry university of north carolina wilmington

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    Pawlik, Joseph

    a journey of intellectual inquiry university of north carolina wilmington a journey of intellectual inquiryof intellectual inquiryof university of north carolina wilmington re:search #12;University of North correspondence to: University of North Carolina Wilmington Research Services and Sponsored Programs 601 South

  10. Lab scientists track Santa's magical journey

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  11. Automating journey fare calculation for transport for London

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    Maciejewski, Joshua J. (Joshua John)

    2008-01-01

    This thesis develops a method to automate journey fare calculation for Transport for London. Today, fares for every possible origin-destination station pair within the London Underground are prepared manually based on the ...

  12. Water, waterworks and water journeys in South Florida's Everglades

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    Weitzman, Sabina D. (Sabina Diane)

    1990-01-01

    This thesis is an exploration of how architectural form could make the movement of water through a particular landscape evident. The project is a design of a journey through a portion of South Florida's Everglades traversed ...

  13. Infinite urban landscapes : a journey through Cambridge, Massachusetts

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    Brunetto, Leah B. (Leah Beth)

    2012-01-01

    This study explores how the forms of urban landscapes influence and reflect physical and metaphorical journeys through a city. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the artist and researcher investigates the diverse landscapes ...

  14. Goethe's Vision of Natur during the Italian Journey 

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    Ewing, John Paul

    2011-02-22

    with this idea of transformation (rather than the gradual development with which I am concerned in this project) and the literary context of the journey to be of use in this inquiry of the intellectual and natural concerns of the current project. Taking cue... Subject: Comparative Literature and Culture ii GOETHE?S VISION OF NATUR DURING THE ITALIAN JOURNEY A Thesis by JOHN PAUL EWING Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  15. On behalf of the Simon Business School leadership team, we thank you for the incredible work you perform each and every day.

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    Portman, Douglas

    On behalf of the Simon Business School leadership team, we thank you for the incredible work you perform each and every day. The OneRochester Campaign now provides an additional way for you to make the Simon Business School. As a member of the Simon community, there are several opportunities you may

  16. On behalf of the Hajim School leadership team, we thank you for the incredible work you perform each and every day.

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    Portman, Douglas

    On behalf of the Hajim School leadership team, we thank you for the incredible work you perform School. As a member of the Hajim School community, there are several opportunities you may be interested perspective. The Hajim School has preselected a number of Study Abroad programs in seventeen countries around

  17. On behalf of the Warner School leadership team, we thank you for the incredible work you perform each and every day.

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    Portman, Douglas

    On behalf of the Warner School leadership team, we thank you for the incredible work you perform in the Warner School's ability to enroll outstanding individuals. Fund #A02284 DEAN'S INNOVATION FUND Provides School faculty members. This fund plays an important role in the Warner School's efforts to impact

  18. DuPont's Journey to Build a Global Cellulosic BioFuel Business...

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    DuPont's Journey to Build a Global Cellulosic BioFuel Business Enterprise DuPont's Journey to Build a Global Cellulosic BioFuel Business Enterprise Plenary I: Progress in Advanced...

  19. Mobile Journey Planning for Bus Passengers Desmond Rainsford and William A Mackaness

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    in the area of Location Based Services (LBS) is the delivery of journey plans to a mobile device. Few journey over mobile devices. The application is novel in the modelling of the pedestrian elements1 Mobile Journey Planning for Bus Passengers Desmond Rainsford and William A Mackaness Geography

  20. Water's Journey Through the Shale Gas Drilling and

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    Walter, M.Todd

    Water's Journey Through the Shale Gas Drilling and Production Processes in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Marcellus shale drilling in progress, Beaver Run Reservoir, Westmoreland County. Credit: Robert Donnan. Gas in the Marcellus shale natural gas industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. Using publicly available information, we

  1. Journey data based arrival forecasting for bicycle hire schemes

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    Imperial College, London

    Journey data based arrival forecasting for bicycle hire schemes Marcel C. Guenther and Jeremy T. The global emergence of city bicycle hire schemes has re- cently received a lot of attention of future bicycle migration trends, as these assist service providers to ensure availability of bicycles

  2. Journey to the Nevada Test Site Radioactive Waste Management Complex

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    None

    2014-10-28

    Journey to the Nevada Test Site Radioactive Waste Management Complex begins with a global to regional perspective regarding the location of low-level and mixed low-level waste disposal at the Nevada Test Site. For decades, the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) has served as a vital disposal resource in the nation-wide cleanup of former nuclear research and testing facilities. State-of-the-art waste management sites at the NNSS offer a safe, permanent disposal option for U.S. Department of Energy/U.S. Department of Defense facilities generating cleanup-related radioactive waste.

  3. MHK Projects/Great River Journey | Open Energy Information

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  4. UNFINISHED JOURNEY Project. Quarterly report, July 1995--September 1995

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    1998-02-01

    In September, 1994, the U.S. Department of Energy (Nevada Operations Office) made a $199,708 grant (through the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education Program), to the UNFINISHED JOURNEY Project. The Project began in April, 1994, to develop and implement an innovative model of student outreach by San Jose State University (SJSU) to underserved, underrepresented student populations of the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD). The Project was formed by a consortium involving SJSU, ESUHSD, some 20 private sector organizations (foundations/corporations), numerous local community/professional organizations, and approximately 100 private funders. This proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy was to have the Department join this unique partnership to focus University outreach to underserved student populations to pursue careers in mathematics, science, and technology.

  5. UNFINISHED JOURNEY Project. Quarterly report, April 1995--June 1995

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    1998-02-01

    In September, 1994, the U.S. Department of Energy (Nevada Operations Office) made a $199,708 grant (through the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education Program), to the UNFINISHED JOURNEY Project. The Project began in April, 1994 to develop and implement an innovative model of student outreach by San Jose State University (SJSU) to underserved, underrepresented student populations of the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD). The Project was formed by a consortium involving SJSU, ESUHSD, some 20 private sector organizations (foundations/corporations), numerous local community/professional organizations, and approximately 100 private funders. This proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy was to have the Department join this unique partnership to focus University outreach to underserved student populations to pursue careers in mathematics, science, and technology.

  6. DuPont’s Journey to Build a Global Cellulosic BioFuel Business Enterprise

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    Plenary I: Progress in Advanced Biofuels DuPont’s Journey to Build a Global Cellulosic BioFuel Business Enterprise William Provine, Director–Science and Technology External Affairs, DuPont

  7. Using Smart Card Fare Payment Data To Analyze Multi-Modal Public Transport Journeys in London

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    Seaborn, Catherine

    This paper contributes to the emerging literature on the application of smart card fare payment data to public transportation planning. The research objective is to identify and assess complete, multimodal journeys using ...

  8. Ten Incredibly Dangerous Software Ideas

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    G. A. Maney

    2006-07-07

    This is a rough draft synopsis of a book presently in preparation. This book provides a systematic critique of the software industry. This critique is accomplished using classical methods in practical design science.

  9. Chemistry & Biology Power of tRNA Fragments, Journey into the Oral

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    Chemistry & Biology Select Power of tRNA Fragments, Journey into the Oral Cavity Microbiome-cancer role, insights into what happens when one bacteria is selectively knocked out of the human oral cavity://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2015.02.053 Ecosystem of the Human Mouth Every human being is not an individual

  10. Geotextile Tubes for the Sustainable Dewatering and Infrastructure (My Professional Journey)

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    Geotextile Tubes for the Sustainable Dewatering and Infrastructure (My Professional Journey) Shobha steps following the removal of sediments from water bodies is dewatering. Recently, geotextile tubes are increasingly used for the dewatering of dredged sediments. Geotextile tubes are simple to transport and use

  11. National Aeronautics and Space Administration A Journey to the Beginning of the Solar System

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    impossible--with a more conventional propulsion system. Two large solar panels, stretching approximately 19National Aeronautics and Space Administration Dawn A Journey to the Beginning of the Solar System of our Solar System. How is this "time travel" possible? Many thousands of small bodies orbit the Sun

  12. A review of "The Spanish Match: Prince Charles’ Journey to Madrid, 1623." by Alexander Samson ed. 

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    Pursell, Brennan C.

    2007-01-01

    of Wales in Madrid was sensa- tional in its own day and makes for one of the best stories of the early seventeenth century. Alexander Samson?s delightful volume is the result of an interdisciplinary gathering of experts in the fields of early modern...-CENTURY NEWS Alexander Samson, ed. The Spanish Match: Prince Charles? Journey to Madrid, 1623. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2006. x + 243 pp. + 20 illus. $99.95. Review by BRENNAN C. PURSELL, DESALES UNIVERSITY. The sudden appearance of the Prince...

  13. Part I: The Higgs Boson--A Theoretical Journey The search for the fundamental particles and forces of nature

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    were unified by electromagnetic theory of James Clerk Maxwell in 1865. Isaac Newton introduced#12;Part I: The Higgs Boson--A Theoretical Journey The search for the fundamental particles and forces of nature o Revolutions of 20th century physics: relativity and quantum theory Quantum fields

  14. REMEMBERING TOM PHELAN ~ THE FUTURE OF ENERGY ~ RECREATING A CROSS-COUNTRY JOURNEY Alumni Magazine~Spring 2006

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    Linhardt, Robert J.

    REMEMBERING TOM PHELAN ~ THE FUTURE OF ENERGY ~ RECREATING A CROSS-COUNTRY JOURNEY Alumni Magazine was renovated extensively in the 1990s, earning the 1996 Historical Education Building Award from and organizations. 22 The Future of Energy As calls for energy independence increase, Rensselaer alumni explore

  15. UNFINISHED JOURNEY Project. Final report, September 30, 1994--September 29, 1995

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    1998-02-01

    In late 1994, the U.S. Department of Energy (Nevada Operations Office) made a $199,708 grant (through the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education Program), to the UNFINISHED JOURNEY Project. The Project began in April, 1994, to develop and implement an innovative model of student outreach by San Jose State University (SJSU) to underserved, underrepresented student populations of the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD). The Project was formed by a consortium involving SJSU, ESUHSD, some 20 private sector organizations (foundations/corporations), numerous local community/professional organizations, and approximately 100 private funders. This proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy was to have the Department join this unique partnership to focus University outreach to underserved student populations to pursue careers in mathematics, science, and technology.

  16. The software engineering journey: From a naieve past into a responsible future

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    Chapa, S.K.

    1997-08-01

    All engineering fields experience growth, from early trial & error approaches, to disciplined approaches based on fundamental understanding. The field of software engineering is making the long and arduous journey, accomplished by evolution of thinking in many dimensions. This paper takes the reader along a trio of simultaneous evolutionary paths. First, the reader experiences evolution from a zero-risk mindset to a managed-risk mindset. Along this path, the reader observes three generations of security risk management and their implications for software system assurance. Next is a growth path from separate surety disciplines to an integrated systems surety approach. On the way, the reader visits safety, security, and dependability disciplines and peers into a future vision which coalesces them. The third and final evolutionary path explored here transitions the software engineering field from best practices to fundamental understanding. Along this road, the reader observes a framework for developing a {open_quotes}science behind the engineering{close_quotes}, and methodologies for software surety analysis.

  17. The AmAzing Journey of Columbia River Salmon B O N N E V I L

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  18. Horace's Journey Through Arcadia

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    Welch, Tara S.

    2008-04-01

    , 64 and 65; 10.31, 32, 41, and 75. I count nineteen uses of canere. 12 Ecl. 2.57; 3.31; 4.58; 5.8, 9, and 15; 7.16 (certamen); 8.3 and 55. Miller 2005: 140 notes the pastoral send-up at play in certatim. 13 Nature inspires song: Ecl. 5.3 (breeze...

  19. The Magnificent Journey

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  20. OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Grade 45 minutes

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    OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM 3rd Grade 45 minutes The Incredible Journey: Project WET Water Cycle Game interconnected. Goals: ! To have students understand the physical processes of the water cycle ! To have students get a feel for different lengths of time water spends in different parts of the water cycle ! To play

  1. A Journey Through Garden Algebras

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    Stefano Bellucci; Sylvester James Gates, Jr.; Emanuele Orazi

    2006-02-24

    The main purpose of these lectures is to give a pedagogical overview on the possibility to classify and relate off-shell linear supermultiplets in the context of supersymmetric mechanics. A special emphasis is given to a recent graphical technique that turns out to be particularly effective for describing many aspects of supersymmetric mechanics in a direct and simplifying way.

  2. A Journey Between Two Curves

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    Sergey A. Cherkis

    2007-03-11

    A typical solution of an integrable system is described in terms of a holomorphic curve and a line bundle over it. The curve provides the action variables while the time evolution is a linear flow on the curve's Jacobian. Even though the system of Nahm equations is closely related to the Hitchin system, the curves appearing in these two cases have very different nature. The former can be described in terms of some classical scattering problem while the latter provides a solution to some Seiberg-Witten gauge theory. This note identifies the setup in which one can formulate the question of relating the two curves.

  3. MSSM dark matter and a light slepton sector: The Incredible Bulk

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    Keita Fukushima; Chris Kelso; Jason Kumar; Pearl Sandick; Takahiro Yamamoto

    2014-12-10

    Recent experimental results from the LHC have placed strong constraints on the masses of colored superpartners. The MSSM parameter space is also constrained by the measurement of the Higgs boson mass, and the requirement that the relic density of lightest neutralinos be consistent with observations. Although large regions of the MSSM parameter space can be excluded by these combined bounds, leptophilic versions of the MSSM can survive these constraints. In this paper we consider a scenario in which the requirements of minimal flavor violation, vanishing $CP$-violation, and mass universality are relaxed, specifically focusing on scenarios with light sleptons. We find a large region of parameter space, analogous to the original bulk region, for which the lightest neutralino is a thermal relic with an abundance consistent with that of dark matter. We find that these leptophilic models are constrained by measurements of the magnetic and electric dipole moments of the electron and muon, and that these models have interesting signatures at a variety of indirect detection experiments.

  4. The FY 2007 Budget Request - On the Threshold of Incredible Advances

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  5. The FY 2007 Budget Request - On the Threshold of Incredible Advances |

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  6. A Journey Around the World Mind

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    Cambridge University Library; Fox, Peter; Jenkins, Brian

    2010-01-01

    . Resentful publishers either ignored it or devised ingenious methods of evading their obligations, while the University deemed many of the books unsuitable for its learned shelves. It was not until well into the 19th century that the Library began seriously... , ‘I am myself the matter of my book’. Montaigne seeks to communicate with others, to share something of what it is to be human. His words resonate down the centuries as he writes on education, friendship, sexuality, death, and the New World, all...

  7. Maps and Journeys: an Ethnomethodological Investigation 

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    Brown, Barry; Laurier, Eric

    2005-01-01

    The notion of the ‘cognitive map’ has long been central to studies of maps, wayfinding and navigation. In this paper we provide an alternate approach to what are often mistakenly taken to be private mental processes which ...

  8. JOURNEYS | September 2013 SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORT

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    Prabhakar, Balaji

    . As a result vehicles are crowded, often to the extent that commuters cannot board them. It is very expensive pollution, and increasing traffic accidents. To mitigate these problems, it is necessary to have widespread vehicles. Peak hour commuters are occasionally unable to board vehicles and incur large delays while

  9. The CMS Journey to LHC Physics

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    None

    2011-10-06

    An overview of the design, the construction and physics of CMS will be given. A history of construction, encompassing the R&D; and challenges faced over the last decade and a half, will be recalled using selected examples. CMS is currently in the final stages of installation and commissioning is gathering pace. After a short status report of where CMS stands today some of the expected (great) physics to come will be outlined. * Tea & coffee will be served at 16:00.

  10. A Journey Around the World Mind

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    Cambridge University Library; Fox, Peter; Jenkins, Brian

    2005-01-01

    tomorrow? Is it not going to rain tomorrow? – the same answer to both questions would be incorrect. The texts provide rare insights into what concerned people most; in an agrarian society engaged in frequent wars with neighbouring tribes they would... writers include Sir Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, John Flamsteed, and Edmond Halley) contained some of the most important material and were in the worst condition. The original structures, format and binding provided no suitable support or protection...

  11. A View of the Commercialization Journey

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    by physically starting a technology company. This includes all dimensions of planning and launching a real a new company, your company can limit the risk of future litigation and avoid unnecessary expense. FTO company. Tom Welcome ~ Velkommen #12;Highly Ranked Tier 1 University 1400 PhD candidates at Rice ­ 1

  12. A journey across the M33 disk

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    Edvige Corbelli; Laura Magrini; Simon Verley

    2007-12-21

    The Local Group member M33 is a pure disk galaxy bearing no prominent bulge or stellar halo. It constitutes a challenge for any hierarchical galaxy formation theory and an ideal laboratory for studying quiescent star formation. Using multiwavelength observations of the gas and stellar component in this nearby galaxy we are able to constrain the gas accretion and star formation history. In the centermost region we find kinematical evidence of a weak bar, which explains the central light excess and the enhanced metallicity. In the more extended disk the lack of strong gradients of metal and dust abundances supports the picture that the slow radial decline of the star formation rate is due to a change in the large scale disk perturbations: bright HII regions and giant molecular clouds being born only in the inner disk. The analysis of the infrared Spitzer maps has however revealed hundreds of low luminosity star forming sites in places with a variety of dust content. These are essential ingredients for understanding the overall gas to star formation process in M33 and in more distant late type galaxies.

  13. Government Buildings CHARTING YOUR JOURNEY REACHING MILESTONES

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  14. Journey of the Oncorhynchus.pmd

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  15. Los Alamos scientists monitor Santa's magical journey

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  16. Four photos were stacked together to make this incredible image of lightning over Marysville, Kan., on Sept. 9, 2014.

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    Romps, David M.

    for more than half of U.S. wildfires, putting pressure on human infrastructure as well as natural digging deeper into the data. To start, Romps made some simple maps: One showed lightning strike data over

  17. Remembering the long day's journey to a historic machine's Christmas...

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    and ushered in more than a decade of record-setting experiments on the big PPPL machine. But that first step was hardly easy. The historic day began on Dec. 23, 1982, and...

  18. Journey to Excellence Goal 2 and Enhanced Tank Waste Strategy

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    upgrading Effluent Treatment Facility FBSR as supplemental treatment vs 2 nd LAW Facility HLW improved vitrification capacity (1.5 - 2 X) starting in 2025 using...

  19. A Journey From Sandia To Los Alamos - 12465

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    Goyal, K.K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States); Humphrey, B.J.; Krause, T.J. [Weston Solutions, Inc. (United States); Gluth, J.W. [Raytheon Ktech at Sandia National Laboratories (United States); Kiefer, M.L.; Haynes, S. [Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

    2012-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) relies on laboratory experiments and computer-based models to verify the reliability of the nation's nuclear stockpile. Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) tests various materials in extreme environments designed to mimic those of nuclear explosions using the Z machine. The Z machine is a key tool in the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) stockpile stewardship mission and is used to study the dynamic properties of nuclear weapon materials. In 2006, SNL/NM and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) defining experiments to be conducted in the Z machine involving plutonium (Pu) provided by LANL. Five Pu experiments have been completed with as many as 20 more planned through 2016. The experimental containment vessel used for the experiment and containing the Pu residues, becomes transuranic (TRU) waste after the experiment and termination of safeguards and is considered a LANL waste stream. Each containment vessel is placed in a 55-gallon Type A drum or standard waste box (SWB) for shipment back to LANL for final certification and eventual disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The experimental containment vessels are greater than 99% metallic materials (ferrous and non-ferrous metals). In addition to the Pu targets, detonators with high explosives (HE) are used in the experiments to isolate the containment vessel from the Z machine as energy is delivered to the Pu samples. The characterization requirements, transportation issues, required documentation, and the approvals needed before shipments were challenging and required close coordination between SNL/NM, Sandia Site Office, LANL, Los Alamos Site Office, Washington TRU Solutions, Inc., the Central Characterization Project, and the Carlsbad Field Office. Between 2006 and 2010, representatives from SNL/NM and LANL worked to develop an approved path forward to meet the requirements of all stakeholders. This project clearly demonstrates successful cooperation between LANL and SNL/NM, and support from the LASO, SSO, CBFO, WTS, and CCP. Key elements were communication and documented plans with responsible parties and due dates. Now that the first successful shipment has been accomplished, it is believed that future shipments will become a more routine activity. (authors)

  20. The Journey of the Tonkori: A Multicultural Transmission

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    Uyeda, Kumiko

    2015-01-01

    the Northeast Coast of Sakhalin. ” American Anthropologist,Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko. 1969b. "Sakhalin Ainu Folklore." InCoast of Southern Sakhalin. ” American Anthropologist, 74,

  1. Journey to the edge of time: The GREAT mission

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Neil J. Cornish; David N. Spergel; Charles L. Bennett

    2002-01-31

    We are surrounded by radiation that originated from the big bang. It has traveled to us from the farthest reaches of the Universe, carrying with it an unaltered record of the beginning of time and space. The radiation is in the form of gravitational waves - propagating ripples in the curvature of spacetime. We describe a mission to detect these Gravitational Echos Across Time (GREAT) that would open up a new window on the very early universe. By studying the gravitational echoes of the big bang we will gain insight into the fundamental structure of matter, gravity, and how the Universe formed.

  2. Natural Language Generation Journeys to Interactive 3D Worlds

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Young, R. Michael

    visualizations, they require signi cant linguistic exibility and communica- tive power. We explore the major- tual plants. They might be inhabited by user-directed avatars that manipulateobjects in the world- siderably from virtual narrators that are articulate and can generate interesting commentary in realtime

  3. Washington Post (Book World) Long Day's Journey into Night

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Couzin, Iain D.

    and fishing nets as they navigate the shipping lanes off our Northeast coast, already over-fished salmon of exertion and endurance, has never been more dangerous, and animals now face four relatively new threats are early, or late, there is no food, and if there is no food, there is no energy for the next leg

  4. CuriosityMars Science Laboratory NASA's JOURNEY TO

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    and Mineralogy Environmental Instruments REMS -- Rover Environmental Monitoring Station RAD -- Radiation Assessment Detector DAN -- Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons Rover Size Length --10 feet (3 meters), not including -- 2000 pounds (900 kilograms) Heating and Electrical Power Radioisotope Power System -- a Multi

  5. Circuitous journey brings Strasburg full circle | The Ames Laboratory

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

    Strasburg has been conducting security-related research. His research interests include artificial intelligence approaches, automation in a variety of computer languages, network...

  6. The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United...

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

    radius of the plant. The state-of-the-art facility will feature an electricity cogeneration component that will generate up to 21 megawatts of electricity -- enough to power...

  7. alumni.princeton.edu/journeys Quarks and a Quest

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    Singh, Jaswinder Pal

    that included being in the nuclear submarine service in the U.S. Navy, working as chief operations officer in the most important questions of fundamental and applied science of our time. Join nuclear engineer in the world. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), widely considered the world's most

  8. Activated Charcoal for Acute Poisoning: One Toxicologist’s Journey

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    Olson, Kent R.

    2010-01-01

    variety of drugs and poisons with a few notable exceptions (Euro- pean Association of Poisons Centres and ClinicalEuropean Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical

  9. USING NETWORKS OF JOURNEYS TO IMPROVE A PETROL MARKET MODEL

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    Clark, Joanna

    producing promising results, the model was limited by the assumption that con- sumers would only buy petrol at the micro level are not tied to global level variables like oil prices); the parameters are often difficult

  10. 2014-2015 CAREER GUIDE Your Career Journey Begins Here

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    Spirtes, Peter

    and manufacturing energy-saving light control solutions since 1961. Our success depends on your success. Join Lutron we offer. You can use this guide for the basics, but meeting with your Career Consultant in our new, creativity, theory, and technology. Our Values 1. Collaboration ­ We invest in meaningful relationships. 2

  11. Discovery in landscape : revealing connections in place and journey

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    Turowski, Peter J. (Peter Jeffery)

    1991-01-01

    This thesis is an exploration in sharpening a perception of a stretch of land. It is an attempt to enhance the natural form of land in an effort to reveal connections between the people of a region and the environment ...

  12. The journey so far and the road ahead

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Singh, R. P. [On behalf of the Nuclear physics group, Inter University Accelerator Center, P.B. 10502, New Delhi-110067 (India)

    2014-08-14

    The talk gives a brief intoduction to the experimental setups and nuclear structure studies at IUAC in the past. Salient features of the setup of 24 Compton suppressed clover detectors known as Indian National Gamma Array (INGA) commissioned at IUAC and some of the recent works pursued by the nuclear structure group are discussed. The talk also gives a brief overview of the experimental facilities that will be available for nuclear structure studies at IUAC in near future.

  13. Harbec: A Fifteen Year Journey to the Beginning

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

    of manufacturing 4 to 6% cost of doing business "European Commodities market predicts that carbon will be the largest traded commodity by 2020" "Asia claims...

  14. Microsoft Word - LAWMelter2_JourneyStarts_20101115.doc

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

    and glass-forming materials to 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit before the mixture is poured into stainless steel canisters for permanent storage. The Vit Plant will use four total...

  15. Office of Environmental Management: A Journey to Excellence

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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 GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann Jackson About1996How to ApplytheExecutive71.1 OMB Field Element Line ManagementEFCOG1

  16. Roadmap: EM Journey to Excellence | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURINGEnergy BillsNo. 195 - Oct.7,BreakoutRetoolingREVIEWRichardRiskEnergyandRoadmap

  17. Remembering the long day's journey to a historic machine's Christmas

    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 wouldMassR&D100 Winners *Reindustrialization ReindustrializationEnergy The FirstEve

  18. The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States |

    Energy Savers [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 LIST OF APPLICABLEStatutory Authority J-I-12 GeV CEBAFTheThe February 27,TheDepartment

  19. Office of Environmental Management: A Journey to Excellence | Department of

    Energy Savers [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 DeliciousMathematicsEnergyInterested Parties -DepartmentAvailableHigh SpatialElectricityLeads, AprilDepartment

  20. The Symmetriad: A Journey of Discovery Through the Land of the Polychora

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    Radul, Alexey

    2005-01-01

    I devised and implemented a method for constructing regular andsemiregular geometric objects in n-dimensional Euclidean space.Given a finite reflection group (a Coxeter group) G, there is a standard way to give G a group ...

  1. Rail transit OD matrix estimation and journey time reliability metrics using automated fare data

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chan, Joanne, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01

    The availability of automatic fare collection (AFC) data greatly enhances a transit planner's ability to understand and characterize passenger travel demands which have traditionally been estimated by manual surveys handed ...

  2. Mechanics, malignancy, and metastasis: The force journey of a tumor cell

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kumar, Sanjay; Weaver, Valerie M.

    2009-01-01

    Research Era of Hope grant W81XWH-05-1-330 (BC044791), CIRM grant RS1-00449 and DOE Low Dose Radiation

  3. Journey to the East : the re(make) of Chinese animation

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    Huang, He, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01

    This thesis attempts to look at how Chinese animation cinema has evolved over the years and how the Chinese nation is being constructed and contested through animation filmic texts and animation filmmaking practices as ...

  4. Sentimental journey : transnational adoption from China and Post-World War II U.S. liberalism

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    Cheng, Emily

    2007-01-01

    Wong, Sau-ling Cynthia “Autobiography as Guided Chinatownsentiment in her 1954 autobiography: I had… been learningNot only does her immigrant autobiography form draw upon the

  5. A College of Eduation'sTechnology Journey -- From Neophyte to National Leader

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    Lumpkin, Angela; Clay, M.N.

    2001-01-01

    , and research, and technology for problem solving and decision-making. Despite these lofty goals, in reality, our educational system lags far behind in its utilization of technology. The Office of Technology Assessment (U.S. Congress, 1995) in its report... t’s. NASSP Bulletin, 80(582), 99-105. Solomon, M.B. (1994). What’s wrong with multimedia in higher education? Technical Horizons in Education, 21(7), 81-83. U. S. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. (1995). Teachers and technology...

  6. Felix Moos--Center for East Asian Studies Interview: An Anthropologist's Asian Journeys

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Moos, Felix; Greene, Megan

    2013-11-01

    This video interview of Dr. Felix Moos by Dr. Megan Greene is a part of the University of Kansas East Asian Studies Faculty Interview Series....

  7. The Journey to Expert: Teaching Expertise Acquisition of Ten Early Childhood Teachers in Shanghai 

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    Hao, Haiping

    2015-08-03

    ........................................................................................................ 8 Significance .................................................................................................................... 8 Overview of Organization of Dissertation ..................................................................... 9... ................................................................ 79 Table 4.2. Participant Demographics Matrix 2 ................................................................ 80 1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION To improve school education and student achievement, it is commonly acknowledged that classroom...

  8. Adaptive governance of contested rivers : a political journey into the uncertain

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    Ashcraft, Catherine Marie

    2011-01-01

    Governance of international rivers is characterized by complex institutional arrangements aimed at minimizing uncertainty and making it difficult for participants to avoid their responsibilities. However, as new information ...

  9. Benchmarking Data Cleansing: A Rite of Passage Along the Benchmarking Journey

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This webinar will train analysts, energy planners, and community officials on the principles used for identifying potential problems associated with benchmarking data, and a methodology for cleaning the data prior to analysis.

  10. DOE TAP Webinar: Benchmarking Data Cleansing: A Rite of Passage Along the Benchmarking Journey

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    A growing number of local governments and states are collecting building benchmarking data from thousands of public and private building owners. Data cleansing is a critical step prior to analysis...

  11. Read: Literary Journey: A Rushdie-esque take on Nepali Travel Writing

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    Fineprint Bookclub

    2007-01-01

    , (b) economic growth and (c) social development through community centres. It has helped estab- lished 39 community libraries in 35 districts across the country. These libraries have broaden the knowledge base of people, ultimately leading them... , for the fi rst time, essays written over two-and-a-half decades by a leading soci- ologist in the country, Dr. Chaitanya Mishra. It contains an array of analytical and perceptive essays on underdevelopment, growth of the social sciences, foreign aid...

  12. A review of "Exile and Journey in Seventeenth-Century Literature" by Christopher D’Addario 

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    Anderson, Thomas P.

    2008-01-01

    of ideal Englishness? (42). For D?Addario, this rhetorical position aligns these writers with Marian exiles such as John Foxe or John Bale, who rewrote church history in order to ?resituate their marginal community as the English way? (34). D...

  13. Mechanics, malignancy, and metastasis: The force journey of a tumor cell

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kumar, Sanjay; Weaver, Valerie M.

    2009-01-01

    2004). The tension mounts: Mechanics meets morphogenesis andCell shape, cytoskeletal mechanics, and cell cycle controland extracellular matrix mechanics. Biophysical Journal, 90(

  14. The journey from New Delhi to Islamabad : dependence and subversion in the ambivalent expression of nationhood

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    Ahmed, Imran

    1992-01-01

    This thesis addresses the critical terrain on which the colonial and post-colonial narratives of identity take shape. Taking Gayatri Spivak's aphorism that imperialism requires a rereading "not because Empire ..... is ...

  15. An unexpected journey: experimental insights into magma and volatile transport beneath Erebus volcano, Antarctica

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    Iacovino, Kayla

    2014-06-10

    and phonolite, which represent the most primitive and evolved lavas from Erebus. A distinct cocktail of C-O-H-S fluid was equilibrated with each experiment, and a wide range of experimental oxygen fugacities was explored. Overall, experiments from this work...

  16. A hypertext model for accessing complex information: the reconstruction of a journey through Italy and Greece 

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    Parrish, David Allen

    1995-01-01

    The objective of this study is to construct a model of a computer based hypertext environment to enable easier access to complex information while providing the viewer with greater insight into a particular subject matter ...

  17. The Sun's Journey Through the Local Interstellar Medium: The PaleoLISM and Paleoheliosphere

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    P. C. Frisch; J. D. Slavin

    2006-06-30

    Over the recent past, the galactic environment of the Sun has differed substantially from today. Sometime within the past ~130,000 years, and possibly as recent as ~56,000 years ago, the Sun entered the tenuous tepid partially ionized interstellar material now flowing past the Sun. Prior to that, the Sun was in the low density interior of the Local Bubble. As the Sun entered the local ISM flow, we passed briefly through an interface region of some type. The low column densities of the cloud now surrounding the solar system indicate that heliosphere boundary conditions will vary from opacity considerations alone as the Sun moves through the cloud. These variations in the interstellar material surrounding the Sun affected the paleoheliosphere.

  18. An Autoethnographic Study: An African American Woman’s Perception of her Journey to the Principalship 

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    Rose, Shirley A

    2013-05-02

    The purpose of this qualitative autoethnographic study was to add to the research of African American female secondary principals. Most research in the field of education concerning women reflects women in general and is not specific to African...

  19. At Journalism's Boundaries: A Reporter's Journey from Fact to the Emotion of Truth 

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    Loesser, Ernest

    2012-10-19

    loved 16 looking at the heartbreak on their faces, and I always wondered how the hell the porno got there anyway? High school seniors? Some pervert afraid to get caught by his wife? There is no other answer except the porn fairy. You would know...

  20. American Freedom Story: a journey from "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" to the "Secret Life of Bees"

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    Lofflin, Judith Marie

    2009-04-24

    This dissertation identifies an American freedom story in a set of novels from 1885 to 2002 beginning with the foundation text Adventures of Huckleberry Finn . Five American writers use similar elements and approaches to ...

  1. The journey of light : a rehabilitation center of inhabited light, NYC

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    Louie, John Lai Yen

    1991-01-01

    The primary intention of this thesis is to explore the tectonic qualities of light throughCthe design of a building. In addition to addressing some of the more general questions concerning light raised in the design process, ...

  2. Facility for Rare Isotope Beams: The Journey Has Begun on DOE...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    level. New knowledge in this arena will yield exciting applications for society in medicine, homeland security, industry, and beyond. Acting Provost June Youatt kicked off the...

  3. Facility for Rare Isotope Beams: The Journey Has Begun on DOE...

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

    Instead, they're created in extreme conditions such as the centers of exploding supernovae. These isotopes decay into the elements that we're more familiar with and by...

  4. Peter Journey-Kilarney Photoaction Current Spectra of Polymer Solar Cells

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    Carter, Sue

    that for TiOx the blending of the polymers enhances solar cell EQE. However, when TiO2 is used blend EQE fuels into electricity, this system has several major drawbacks. Centrally, fossil fuels are non, solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric are the most likely

  5. A journey to 3d: exact relations for adjoint SQCD from dimensional reduction

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    Antonio Amariti; Claudius Klare

    2015-05-25

    In this note we elaborate on the reduction of four dimensional Seiberg duality with adjoint matter to three dimensions. We use the exact formulation of the superconformal index and of the partition function as instruments to test this reduction. We translate the identity between indices of the dual 4d theories to 3d. This produces various new identities between partition functions of 3d dual phases.

  6. To Pluto and Beyond: Powering New Horizons' 3-Billion-Mile Journey...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. The plutonium-238 itself came from the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, which produced nuclear fuel for NASA's space missions for...

  7. Hydromania II: Journey of the Oncorhynchus. Summer Science Camp Curriculum 1994.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Moura, Joan; Swerin, Rod

    1995-01-01

    The Hydromania II curriculum was written for the third in a series of summer science camp experiences targeting students in grades 4--6 who generally have difficulty accessing supplementary academic programs. The summer science camp in Portland is a collaborative effort between Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the US Department of Energy (DOE), and the Portland Parks and Recreation Community Schools Program along with various other cooperating businesses and organizations. The curriculum has also been incorporated into other summer programs and has been used by teachers to supplement classroom activities. Camps are designed to make available, affordable learning experiences that are fun and motivating to students for the study of science and math. Inner-city, under-represented minorities, rural, and low-income families are particularly encouraged to enroll their children in the program.

  8. Effect of Simplicity and Attractiveness on Route Selection for Different Journey Types

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    Ruddle, Roy

    and R. A. Ruddle School of Computing, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK, sc10sc@leeds.ac.uk WWW home page: http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/ sc10sc/ September 26, 2014 Abstract This study investigated into three parts. The following section briefly reviews previous work, pulling together information from

  9. TAP Webinar: Benchmarking Data Cleansing: A Rite of Passage Along the Benchmarking Journey

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar will train analysts, energy planners and community officials on the principles used for identifying potential problems associated with benchmarking data, and a methodology for cleaning the data prior to analysis. This training session is intended for cities, communities, schools, and states that have implemented an internal or community-wide building benchmarking program and are working to better understand energy use trends and design targeted and effective energy efficiency programs.

  10. To the New Shore: Soviet Architecture's Journey from Classicism to Standardization

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    Zubovich, Katherine

    2013-01-01

    The Style of Our Architecture. ” Izvestia. November 25,Vlasov, “The Style of Our Architecture,” Izvestia, NovemberPolitics of Soviet Architecture, 1928- 41. Dissertation.

  11. Measuring journey time reliability in London using automated data collection systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Schil, Mickaël (Mickaël René Jerôme)

    2012-01-01

    Service reliability is critical for both users and operators of transit systems. The rapid spread of Automated Data Collection Systems, such as Automated Fare Collection (AFC) and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), provides ...

  12. An Exciting Journey to Build the Tier 4 Locomotive | GE Global Research

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

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  13. COLLOQUIUM: NIF An Unexpected Journey or Lessons Learned to Secure Projects

    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 WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room News PublicationsAudits &BradburyMay 1, 2013, 4:15pm Colloquia MBGLab DecemberPlasmaof

  14. Low Carbon London - A Learning Journey (Smart Grid Project) | Open Energy

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

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  15. Harbec: A Fifteen Year Journey to the Beginning | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum12,ExecutiveFinancing ProgramsDepartment of Energy HanfordofHallogreen!

  16. Driving to Great: Science and the Journey to Waste-Free Biodiesel | U.S.

    Office of Science (SC) Website

    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-effectWorkingLosThe 26thI D- 6 0 4 2 rz machineBrochures, Logos, &5 »ContactDOE

  17. The Faces of Energy: Richard Kauffman's Journey From The Oil Crisis to

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCEDInstallers/ContractorsPhotovoltaicsState of Pennsylvania U.S. DepartmentTheReport |PNNL-23318

  18. Facility for Rare Isotope Beams: The Journey Has Begun on DOE's latest

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuelsof Energy Services » Program ManagementAct4Facility Safety Policy,Scientific

  19. To Pluto and Beyond: Powering New Horizons' 3-Billion-Mile Journey |

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsofProgram: Report1538-1950 Timeline of Events:Smart Meters and aYour

  20. In Pursuit of Understanding Lean Transformation -- Capturing Local Change Journeys in a DoD Field Environment

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    Shoepe, Ted V.

    The global security landscape has drastically changed since the Cold War. The attacks of September 11 and subsequent coalition operations demonstrate that the global war on terror is against a new breed of enemy - continuously ...

  1. The AmAzing Journey of Columbia River Salmon B O N N E V I L

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

    2 WAiTing To hATch 1 reneWing The cycLe 10 reTurn ing To spAWning grounds 9 cLimbing fish LAdders 8 sWimming upsTreAm 7 Living in The oceAn 6 yolk sac redd alevin 3 Five...

  2. Utility of passive photography to objectively audit built environment features of active transport journeys: an observational study

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2013-01-01

    Foster C: Ethics of using Passive Automated Digital Image-Open Access Utility of passive photography to objectivelyfeatures captured using passive photog- raphy that may be

  3. rise in elevation is the rough equivalent of a 150-mile journey away from the equator--so

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    zone, the alpine zone, covers only 3 percent of Earth's landmass, yet perhaps 10,000 plant species live in our party labor upward with heavy boots and trekking poles, and sleep in all-weather tents, he lopes of a month-long expedition, push- ing through the central Andes. The mountains are home to an astonishing

  4. Poetry Inspired by Mathematics: a Brief Journey through History Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA

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    of Mathematics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA Correspondence details: Sarah Glaz E-3009 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 06269-3009 (Received XX February 2011; final version received

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    Rao, Sandhya Kolla

    2012-01-01

    it  would  be  the  right  energy  to   change  it  from  to  have  just   the  right  energy  to  keep  it  in  have  like  just   the  right  energy,  it  will  go  to  

  6. Energetic Science and Piranha-Proof Armor

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    Learn how Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source is revealing the unique structure of incredible, adaptable fish armor.

  7. Kelly Doley Penelope Benton

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    New South Wales, University of

    menstrual, if I see a really incredible gig or exhibi- tion or drink lots of coffee or heaps of booze

  8. cave of forgotten dreams 1 3D PICTUREHOUSE

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    , in its immersive sensory pleasures and cinematic journey of discovery, more closely resembles an ecstatic

  9. Lemon Project Spring Symposium

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    Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation." The BOV defined Lemon "as a long- term research project

  10. Journeys within the Leucophoropterini: Revision of the Tribe, Genera and Species, and Description of New Genera and Species from Australia and the Indo-Pacific 

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    Menard, Katrina Louise

    2012-07-16

    The tribe Leucophoropterini (Miridae: Phylinae) is a diverse assemblage of primarily Indo-Pacific and Australian bugs which are united by simple, small genitalia and a trend towards ant-mimetic body forms. Previous to this ...

  11. Intermodal passenger flows on London's public transport network : automated inference of full passenger journeys using fare-transaction and vehicle-location data

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    Gordon, Jason B. (Jason Benjamin)

    2012-01-01

    Urban public transport providers have historically planned and managed their networks and services with limited knowledge of their customers' travel patterns. While ticket gates and bus fareboxes yield counts of passenger ...

  12. A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 1 1 The journey from question to

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    Rollins, Andrew M.

    , but intermittent, sources of power like wind and solar. Flow batteries store energy in two tanks of chemical

  13. AN AXON'S JOURNEY TO FIND ITS PATH: IN VIVO CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MODULATORS AND EFFECTORS OF THE RAC GTPASE SIGNALING PATHWAY INVOLVED IN AXON GUIDANCE

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    Demarco, Rafael Senos

    2011-04-11

    The molecular mechanisms leading to axonal guidance are vital for the proper wiring of the nervous system. Many psychiatric disorders may arise from the improper development of the brain. If an axon does not form, or is ...

  14. Transcending invisibility through the power of story: an analysis of the life journey of Mr. John, a rural school custodian, as told by his granddaughter 

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    Maxwell, Gerri M.

    2005-02-17

    and supported my instructional innovation. I am appreciative to Mike Roberts, who hired me in my first administrative job. I am also thankful to Jim D. Copeland, superintendent of the district for which I currently work, who has understood the importance... x LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 1 Wedding Photo???????????????????? 64 2 A Turning Point??????????...?????????. 66 3 The City Girl...

  15. Serendipity at the Smithsonian: The 107-year journey of Rhipidocyrtus muiri Falin & Engel, new genus and species (Ripidiinae, Ripidiini), from jungle beast to valid taxon

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    Falin, Zachary H.; Engel, Michael S.

    2014-06-08

    of his epic adven- tures (in the literal sense) was a 38-month expedition (July, 1906 – Sept., 1909) in search of sugarcane borer biological control agents. This outing led him back and forth from China to Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore and the current... of his epic adven- tures (in the literal sense) was a 38-month expedition (July, 1906 – Sept., 1909) in search of sugarcane borer biological control agents. This outing led him back and forth from China to Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore and the current...

  16. Educational Programs | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Taylor on mixing hard science and pop culture Nerdette Podcast 20 Incredible Images of Atomic Age Infrastructure Gizmodo Girls in STEM Fields Southern Poverty Law Center More ...

  17. SEP Success Story: Back to the Basics of Sustainability -- Houses...

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    in North Carolina, recently achieved the incredible energy efficiency milestone of net zero electricity use with funds provided through the Energy Department's State Energy...

  18. DOE Announces Up to $7 Million for Technology Commercialization...

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    responsible for incredible innovation, from new efficiency technologies and biofuels to solar energy. This funding for technology commercialization will help bridge the gap...

  19. Open Nominations Call - Energy Department Employees, Join the...

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    Energy, an online feature of women who work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the Energy Department. Sharing profiles and stories of incredible women...

  20. Stuck in the Pipeline: A Critical Review of STEM Workforce Literature

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    Metcalf, Heather

    2010-01-01

    and science careers: Leaky pipeline or gender filter? GenderL. (2006). Expanding the pipeline: Transforming the cultureThe incredible shrinking pipeline. Inroads: SIGCE Bulletin,

  1. Nucleic acid modifications in bacterial pathogens - impact on pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy

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    Russell, Brandon S. (Brandon Skylur)

    2014-01-01

    Nucleic acids are subject to extensive chemical modification by all organisms. These modifications display incredible structural diversity, and some are essential for survival. Intriguingly, several of these modifications ...

  2. Top 500 List Recognizes Fastest Supercomputers | Department of...

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

    incredible computational resources, including some of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Supercomputers are used to model and simulate complex, dynamic systems with many data...

  3. Web points of interest

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

  4. MATH DEPT Computer News -- Web

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    The Web ... How to make your own Home Page (at math.purdue.edu). Harold Boas' incredible list of math resources on the WEB.

  5. High-speed video observation and on-line measurements of oil aeration in an internal combustion engine

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    Manz, Devon L

    2005-01-01

    Along the oil's journey through the oil lube system, the oil lubricates, cools, removes impurities, supports load, and minimizes friction. At the end of the oil's journey it returns to the sump where it remains nearly ...

  6. Our Ocean Backyard Santa Cruz Sentinel columns by Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz.

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    ... The Transcontinental party will set out on their 1800-mile journey...in the hope of accomplishing the march across on the journey. The Transcontinental party will be lead by Sir Ernest Shackleton, and will consist of six men

  7. N e w r e s o u r c e s i N t h e A s i A P A c i f i c c o l l e c t i o n

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    and Harmonious > fade into You > the inspector & the Prince > Yasujiro's Journey > DV china > i'll Be seeing Her

  8. Energy Profile: Anette Herrera of A123 Systems

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    Herrera, Anette

    2013-05-29

    Annette Herrera shares her personal journey to becoming a Production Tech with A123 Systems in Romulus, Michigan.

  9. DRAFT of Klahr, D. (2012) Patterns, Rules, & Discoveries in Life and in Science. In Carver, S., & Shrager, J..(Eds.) The Journey From Child to Scientist: Integrating Cognitive Development and the Education Sciences. Washington DC: American Psychological A

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    Klahr, David

    2012-01-01

    Development and the Education Sciences. Washington DC: American Psychological Association 2 ingenious and the Education Sciences. Washington DC: American Psychological Association 1 Patterns, Rules, & Discoveries

  10. Truth goggles : automatic incorporation of context and primary source for a critical media experience

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    Schultz, Daniel (Daniel Edward Parke)

    2012-01-01

    Falsehoods come in many forms. Politicians and advertisers make false claims, newsrooms and bloggers make mistakes, and the ease of publication and sharing makes it easy for even the most incredible theories to quickly ...

  11. Jewish "Shtetls" in Postwar Germany: An Analysis of Interactions Among Jewish Displaced Persons, Germans, and Americans Between 1945 and 1957 in Bavaria

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    Crago-Schneider, Kierra Mikaila

    2013-01-01

    age, ill health, and criminal records made them incredibly66 An analysis of the criminal records from January 1, 1946them because of their criminal records. 93 Another popular

  12. Architectural Design 2.0 : An online platform for the mass customization of architectural structures

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    Smithwick, Daniel J., II (Daniel John)

    2010-01-01

    Not only are there incredible inefficiencies in the current practice of design, fabrication and construction of architecture, but, until now these processes have been limited to costly design professionals, wasteful ...

  13. Toward accurate and large-scale silicon photonics

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    Sun, Jie, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    Silicon photonics, emerging from the interface of silicon technology and photonic technology, is expected to inherit the incredible integration ability of silicon technology that has boomed the microelectronic industry for ...

  14. DINING.UMD.EDU WELCOME TO

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    Zeng, Ning

    AND GLUTEN-FREE CHOICES HAND-DIPPED UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND DAIRY SMALL BATCH ICE CREAM INCREDIBLE ETHNIC AND SALADS CRISP VEGETABLES, WHOLE GRAINS, FRESH HERBS AND COMFORT FOODS MEAT-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, NUT-FREE

  15. The development of novel excipients for the stabilization of proteins against aggregation

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    Schneider, Curtiss P. (Curtiss Paul)

    2011-01-01

    Although protein based therapeutics is the fastest growing sector of the pharmaceutical industry, production costs remain incredibly high and rapid commercialization of new protein drug candidates are not being fully ...

  16. A Bulky Biaryl Phosphine Ligand Allows for Palladium-Catalyzed Amidation of Five-Membered Heterocycles as Electrophiles

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    Su, Mingjuan

    The incredible bulk: The first palladium-catalyzed amidation of five-membered heterocyclic bromides with multiple heteroatoms was achieved using the Pd/1 catalyst system. N-Arylated imidazoles, pyrazoles, thiazoles, pyrroles, ...

  17. Design and Analysis of 3D-MAPS: A Many-Core 3D Processor with Stacked Memory

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    Lee, Hsien-Hsin "Sean"

    . Only recently has the increasing cost of continuing process technology shrinks and the incredible vias heat sink wirebond molding Fig. 1. Side view of the final stacked dies based on Tezzaron's F2F

  18. Tagging wild cetaceans : investigating the balance between more and less invasive techniques

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    Macfarlane, Nicholas Blair Wootton

    2015-01-01

    On-animal tags provide an incredible window into the world of cetaceans, allowing researchers to track movements across ocean basins and investigate fine-scale behavior deep below the surface. The earliest cetacean tags ...

  19. Reachability analysis and deterministic global optimization of differential-algebraic systems

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    Scott, Joseph Kirk

    2012-01-01

    Systems of differential-algebraic equations (DAEs) are used to model an incredible variety of dynamic phenomena. In the chemical process industry in particular, the numerical simulation of detailed DAE models has become a ...

  20. The Komera Initiative : turning product design into public service

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    Aust, Laura E

    2010-01-01

    Every mechanical engineering student at MIT takes the same courses: 2.009 being one of them. In our capstone product design course at MIT, most students glean an incredible amount from their teams, mentors, and projects, ...

  1. Dacia Maraini's Norma '44: An English Language Translation

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    Re, Lucia; Streifer, Monica

    2013-01-01

    me and guide me. / Reassure or reproach me, / save me fromt that incredible? You can reproach the SS for many things,me” (8). “Norma! Of your reproaches / do not now make me the

  2. Inquiry-based learning templates for creating online educational paths 

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    Davis, Sarah Alice

    2006-10-30

    Walden's Paths, created by the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries, provides a mechanism for leveraging student learning with the incredible amount of educational material on the web by organizing selected web pages ...

  3. Ginny Scholtes Genomics and Medicine

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    Brutlag, Doug

    Ginny Scholtes Genomics and Medicine Professor Douglas Brutlag December 2, 2010 How Hard Could It Be? The Integration of Personal Genomics into Medical Practice Personal genomics carries incredible potential to revolutionize the way

  4. Reappraising the New Jersey Turnpike : tactical interventions in urbanism

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    Becker, Christopher Robinson, 1969-

    2005-01-01

    The New Jersey Turnpike, despite its quotidian and grey appearance, is still an incredibly effective tool for codifying and speeding up time and movement, right down to the routines and habits of each body within its ...

  5. Cross-border expansion strategy of U.S. real estate development firms : entry and operation models in Brazil

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    Kang, Dan (Dan Dong Woo)

    2013-01-01

    Over the past several decades, technological advances, the spread of free-market ideology and the shifting of the economic center of the world have resulted in an incredible transformation of the world into a globalized, ...

  6. INNOVATIONS Electrical and Computer Engineering University ofWisconsin-Madison

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    Willett, Rebecca

    smart and adaptive to the intermittent supply of solar and wind energy, predicting incredibly rare Stoddard, landscape architecture seniorWally Graeber and freshman MilesTryon-Petith rig up an automated

  7. Albatross's Effortless Flight Decoded--May Influence Future Planes Birds can glide thousands of miles without flapping..

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    South Bohemia, University of

    of applying lessons from evolution to engineering is known as biomimicry, or biomimetics. Janine Benyus incredibly sensitive sensors on our future planes," said Benyus, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired

  8. ‘Everybody was a bully’: Schoolchildren’s Descriptions and Accounts of their Experiences of Bullying 

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    Laurie, Jennifer

    2010-07-01

    Bullying is a significant problem in schools today therefore research into this area is incredibly important. The ways in which schoolchildren (aged between 10 and 11 years old) talk about their experiences of bullying was ...

  9. Semiconductors and sustainability : energy and materials use in integrated circuit manufacturing

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    Branham, Matthew S

    2008-01-01

    Semiconductors have propelled an incredible revolution in the way we generate, access, store, and communicate information; the effects of this revolution have transformed culture, society, and the economy. At the same time, ...

  10. Interactions of neutrons with silicon CCD chips

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    Sahin, Timur Cemal

    2011-01-01

    Dark matter makes up approximately 22% of the energy density of the universe and as much as 83% of its matter composition. Despite its ubiquitous nature, it remains incredibly difficult to detect due to the weakness of its ...

  11. Women @ Energy: Simona Rolli | Department of Energy

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    to learn about this) our place in this large scheme of things. Yes, I know what the Higgs boson is, but this is just a tiny part of an incredibly large picture. We, humanity,...

  12. Milton-Freewater: A frontier for new technology

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    Reverse order restores the system to its original state. The incredible value of the smart meter Every customer of Milton-Freewater City Light and Power is now set up with a...

  13. Design and manufacture of an ultra-high field ex vivo coil assembly

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    Bridgers, Loren Daniel

    2012-01-01

    Magnetic Resonance based architectonic segmentation aims to detect variations in brain architecture that may provide incredible insight into diseases such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, dyslexia, and autism. Data from ex vivo ...

  14. Classroom Management Study through

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    Douches, David S.

    Classroom Management Study through Michigan State Extension What is the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (IYTCM) Program? This program is an evidence-based interven4on focused on improving teachers' skills in using classroom management

  15. Researching NDE, Additive Manufacturing |GE Global Research

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    I never thought I would get the incredible opportunity to become a summer intern at the GE Global Research Center, amongst such brilliant and tenacious individuals. I have been...

  16. Margaret Kowalski Economics and Chinese Studies

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    Andrews, Peter B.

    of Chinese "Checkbook Diplomacy" on Oil Production in Angola, Nigeria, and Sudan China's economic boom and incredible increase in energy consumption have recently the market in Angola, Nigeria, and Sudan. Many Western companies are concerned

  17. Bio-inspired design of geometrically-structured suture interfaces and composites

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    Lin, Erica (Erica S. C.)

    2015-01-01

    Nature is filled with incredible examples of multi-functional materials that have evolved to possess tailored mechanical behavior. This thesis explores the structure-function-property relationship and design principles of ...

  18. Copyright Notice Copyright 2003 Jeffrey Thomas Hein, P.E.

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    the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act iv #12;#12;DEDICATION To Heather, my incredible wife, whose loving parents, Jim and Barb, for instilling in me ethics of hard work and dedication. #12

  19. Microsoft PowerPoint - Final Presentation - Olinger.EMAB Presentation...

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    Journey to Excellence Goal 1 and 2 Tank Waste and Lifecycle Costs Shirley J. Olinger Shirley J. Olinger Associate Principal Deputy for Associate Principal Deputy for Corporate...

  20. Moving Images Against The Current: The Aesthetics and Geopolitics of (Im)mobility in Contemporary Europe

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    Bayraktar, Nilgun

    2011-01-01

    In Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary After Film. Ed.2007). Eleftheriotis, Dimitris. Cinematic Journeys: Film andResuscitating the Father: New Cinematic Representations of

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    February 16, 2011 Outline * EM Corporate QA Board Goals and Bylaws Crosswalk to the Roadmap for EM's Journey to Excellence * Annual Environmental Management QA Briefing to the...

  2. Fourth Vernon W. Hughes Memorial Lecture

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    Yuri Orlov

    2009-05-21

    Professor Yuri Orlov, Professor of Physics and Government, Cornell University, presents "My Journey as a Scientist: From USSR to USA and Dipole Moments in Storage Rings."

  3. American Institute of Architects 2030 Commitment Enabled by Energy...

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

    by Energy IQ - 2014 BTO Peer Review More Documents & Publications AIA 2030 Commitment Portal Benchmarking Data Cleansing: A Rite of Passage Along the Benchmarking Journey Draft...

  4. Smyrna's Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide, and the Birth of the Middle East

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    Tusan, Michelle

    2012-01-01

    taking journey to buy raw materials from Albania and partsBurges did what she could. “Raw materials are so scarce and

  5. Technology and society : some insights on the development of metallurgy in the Southern Levant in the light of new dates of slag deposits

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    Ben-Yosef, Erez

    2008-01-01

    pp. 10-25). London: Equinox. Levy, T. (2007). Journey to theJordan (pp. 47-58). London: Equinox. Merkel, J. F. (1990).

  6. Microsoft PowerPoint - 16.1330_Rimando 110316 rev3 [Compatibility...

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    & Publications Microsoft PowerPoint - 01 Bosco PM Workshop BOSCO Feb222010PB final rcvd 5 Mar Compatibility Mode Roadmap: EM Journey to Excellence EMAB Meeting - February 2011...

  7. Sounding Ceará: Music and the Environment in Northeastern Brazil

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    Silvers, Michael Benjamin

    2012-01-01

    Cabot. 1865. A Journey in Brazil. Boston: Houghton, OsgoodSamuel. 1991. “Review: Brazil: Forro. Music for Maids andBranca. Accordion Forro from Brazil. ” Latin American Music

  8. OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Informatio...

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    being realized now. As the individual responsible for the growth and development of this Web product, the journey has been challenging, fun, exciting, and thought-provoking -- but...

  9. Messages that Minimize the Existence of Racism Have Different Consequences for Racial Minority and Majority Group Members

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    Heldreth, Courtney

    2015-01-01

    2004). The Asian American Racism-Related Stress Inventory:W. (2003). Overcoming our racism: The journey to liberation.J. (In prep). Childhood racism experiences and postpartum

  10. Key Challenges in the North American Power Grid | GE Global Research

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    A Journey Inside the Complex and Powerful World of Industrial Circuit Breakers Bringing Technology to Life Photovoltaic Power Generation in Flagstaff Subscribe to Future Posts...

  11. Solar Impulse Lands in New York

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    Solar Impulse has made history by finishing a cross-country journey across America. Watch breathtaking shots of this solar-powered plane in flight.

  12. Moving Images Against The Current: The Aesthetics and Geopolitics of (Im)mobility in Contemporary Europe

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    Bayraktar, Nilgun

    2011-01-01

    journeys between Germany and Turkey undertaken by variousjourneys between Germany and Turkey undertaken by variousset in various places in Germany and Turkey. The three-part

  13. Airport Modern: The Space between International Departures and Arrivals in Modern Korean National Imaginings

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    Kim, Alice S.

    2013-01-01

    of National(ist) Journeys: Transcontinental Railroads, theAirport Modern: Transcontinental Railways to Transpacificreplaced colonial-era transcontinental railways in the

  14. The THESIS: SM or PhD Professor Leslie Kolodziejski

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    Leiserson, Charles E.

    The THESIS: SM or PhD Professor Leslie Kolodziejski Graduate Officer 2 April 2015 #12;Discussion: i. Journey to the Thesis ii. Proposal: SM/PhD ii. Thesis Definition iii. Elements of a Thesis iv. Archives and Thesis Assistance v. Degree Lists and Final Details #12;Journey to the Thesis complete body of research

  15. Preprints of the Third International Symposium on Experimental Robotics

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    , energy consumption or journey time. Most of the experimental results reported in the literature have correctness and robustness can be tested and verified by implementation on our experimental, self consumption or journey time. Most of the experimental results reported in the literature have centred

  16. Don't Judge a Man by the Color of his Rag: The Reality and Resistance of Gangsta Rap Among Los Angeles Gang Members 

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    Davis, Mamie C.

    2014-08-08

    BY THE COLOR OF HIS RAG: THE REALITY AND RESISTANCE OF GANGSTA RAP AMONG LOS ANGELES GANG MEMBERS A Thesis by MAMIE C. DAVIS Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...………………………………………………..………………….. 179 1 CHAPTER I EMBARKING INTO THE UNKNOWN1 “This is a journey into sound. A journey which, along the way, will bring to you a new color, new dimension, new value.”- Eric B. & Rakim2 The gangster music journey told in this thesis covers two...

  17. Visit to the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2009-03-31

    U.S. Department of Energy scientists and administrators join members of the National Science Foundation and South Dakotas Sanford Underground Laboratory for the deepest journey yet to the proposed site of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL).

  18. Visit to the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2009-01-01

    U.S. Department of Energy scientists and administrators join members of the National Science Foundation and South Dakotas Sanford Underground Laboratory for the deepest journey yet to the proposed site of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL).

  19. Cars for the Poor

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    O'Regan, Katherine M.; Quigley, John M.

    1998-01-01

    Cars for the Poor BY KATHERINE M. O’REGAN & JOHN M. QUIGLEYcities have no access to cars, and 26 percent of black12, SPRING 1998 FIGURE 4 No Car, No Job? Average Journey to

  20. The Life History and Control of the Pecan Nut Case Bearer: (Acrobasis caryae, Grote). 

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    Bilsing, S. W. (Sherman Weaver)

    1926-01-01

    The following project will examine the scientific, metaphysical, and aesthetic themes connected to Goethe's vision of Natur during and surrounding the years of his famed Italian Journey. Goethe's progressing conceptualization ...

  1. I/O: input/output : design strategies : an inquiry into thinking / making

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    Kim, Simon YooHyun

    2008-01-01

    This is a journey into the usefulness of physical computing, its implications in architectural design, and its present dangers.There has been much that has been promised in technology-laden future cities and much that is ...

  2. Trial by Mountain: Suffering and Healing in Difficult Landscapes

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    Collins, Lindsey

    2012-01-01

    survivors_1.html. Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow: The1980. MacFarlane, Robert. Mountains of the Mind. New York:A Woman’s Journey Into the Mountains to Find Her Soul. New

  3. Public transportation is not going to work : non-work travel markets for the future of mass transit

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    Cohen, Alexander Nobler, 1979-

    2004-01-01

    For public transportation agencies to attract new riders in an automobile-dominated environment, niche markets must be targeted. The downtown journey to work is already recognized as a successful niche for transit. This ...

  4. Understanding the role of production and craft specialization in ancient socio-economic systems : toward the integration of spatial analysis, 3D modeling and virtual reality in archaeology

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    Knabb, Kyle Andrew

    2008-01-01

    and M. Shaer. London: Equinox. Levy, T. E. , M. Najjar, andand T. Higham. London: Equinox. Hodder, I. , and C. Orton.S. A. Scham. London: Equinox. —. 2007. Journey to the Copper

  5. Study of T cell activation and migration at the single-cell and single-molecule level

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    Chang, Irene Yin-Ting

    2011-01-01

    T cells are required by their immunological roles to recirculate in the body and migrate to tissue sites, a journey that exposes them to distorting forces and physical obstacles that hinder their movement. Therefore, they ...

  6. Biotechnology Adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Midling, Michael B

    2011-01-01

    www.actionbioscience. org/biotech/borlaug.html? print. [7]news2.onlinenigeria.com/news/44405-BIOTECH-Devt-Expert-for Development Review. “Biotech in Nigeria: The Journey so

  7. Creating meaning in the face of bereavement, an adult child’s perspective 

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    Sehn, Zoë Lyana

    2013-11-29

    This dissertation offers my personal exploration of the loss of my father through the eyes of multiple selves. Utilizing an arts-inspired autoethnographic narrative case study approach, I detail my journey of meaning ...

  8. The development of a web service utilising open-source software to identify safer routes to school 

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    Purkis, Richard

    2015-11-26

    Many parents believe the journey to school and so opt to drive their children instead of letting them either walk or cycle. In order to change parent’s opinions and increase the proportion of children who travel to school ...

  9. Metrics for enterprise transformation

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    Blackburn, Craig D. (Craig David), S. M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01

    The objective of this thesis is to depict the role of metrics in the evolving journey of enterprise transformation. To this end, three propositions are explored: (i) metrics and measurement systems drive transformation, ...

  10. 2674 IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 43, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2008 Transmitter Architectures Based on Near-Field Direct

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    Hajimiri, Ali

    of information started its journey. During this period, inventors such as David E. Hughes, Heinrich Hertz, Nikola Tesla, Guglielmo Marconi, Reginald Fessenden, and Edwin H. Armstrong had to work with long wavelengths

  11. 13th Annual UW-Madison Science Expeditions Campus Open House 2015 | science.wisc.edu EXPEDITIONS

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    St.) 10 am-2 pm 3D PRINTING Morgridge Institute for Research, WI Idea STEM Fellow Learn about 3d printing through hands on experiences. A JOURNEY THROUGH THE AUDITORY SYSTEM: HOW WE HEAR & HOW TO KEEP OUR

  12. Analysis of the production, content, distribution, and reception of Karunamayudu (1978), an Indian Jesus film 

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    Friesen, Dwight Henry

    2010-06-30

    In this study I analyse the thirty-year journey of Karunamayudu (1978), an Indian Jesus film, from its production to its recent reception. Drawing on a combination of historical and empirical data I explore questions ...

  13. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 117-129. 2008 Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences

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    Taylor, Richard

    Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 117-129. © 2008 Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences Biophilic Fractals and the Visual Journey of Organic Screen

  14. The Smell of Petroleum: Health, Insecurity, and Citizenship in "Revolutionary" Ecuador

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    Welcome, Nicholas Scott

    2013-01-01

    extraction and exploitation, crude oil faces a long journey,rents; a majority of crude oil is exported. The refinerythe refinery, the smell of crude oil and substances in the

  15. Enterprise transformation & lean implementation in a globally dispersed organization

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    Katyal, Abhishek

    2010-01-01

    In July 2007, the Supply Planning Organization (SPO) decided to begin its Lean journey. Through some analysis the decision was made to take a culture first approach and then follow with the use of Lean tools. The time had ...

  16. ENGINEERING FIRST YEAR NEW STUDENT

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    Velev, Orlin D.

    students don't journey alone. To get you started, we've filled this handbook with helpful resources National Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which will spur the development of wide bandgap semiconductor

  17. Playing Nature: The Virtual Ecology of Game Environments

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    Chang, Alenda Y.

    2013-01-01

    Critical Play. 30. “Power Grid,” Rio Grande Games, http://socialappslab.com/about/. 28. “Power Grid,” BoardGameGeek,management board game Power Grid A Journey player faces her

  18. Lyapunov functions nonlinear spaces

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    Hafstein, Sigurður Freyr

    Lyapunov functions on nonlinear spaces R. Sepulchre -- University of Liege, Belgium Reykjavik - July 2013 Constructing Lyapunov functions: a personal journey · Lyap functions in linear spaces (1994: homogeneous spaces with flat, positive, and negative curvature) Lyapunov functions in linear spaces 3

  19. Controsenso, But Not Too Much: Digital Artifacts to Ease Communication and Exchange with Seeing-Impaired People

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    Alberti, Maria Alberta

    on the concept of the exhibition Diaologo nel buio® (Dialogue in the Dark by A. Heinecke), a journey in the dark. 2 The interaction The application is based on interactive videos, launched from web pages

  20. Passage : territorial reciprocity in the design of access

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    Hara, Louise

    1985-01-01

    This thesis investigates how forms and their territories are used to affect the quality of passage. Form, motion, and sequences relate the passages which affect our perception of the environment. The thesis is a journey ...

  1. David Nelson Oral History

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    Nelson, David; Gadd-Nelson, Rachel

    2009-10-31

    Oral history interview with David Nelson conducted by Rachel Gadd-Nelson in Kansas City, Kansas, on October 31, 2009. In this interview, David Nelson discusses his journey from his childhood experiences in the Swedish Lutheran church in Burdick...

  2. Terrible Silence, Eternal Silence A Consideration of Dinah’s Voicelessness in the Text and Interpretive Traditions of Genesis 34 

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    Blyth, Caroline

    2008-01-01

    In this thesis, the author takes a journey through both biblical and contemporary patriarchal cultures, contemplating the commonality of rape survivors’ experiences across space and time, and, in particular, evaluating ...

  3. Integration of public access : the adaptive re-use of Alcoa's waterworks

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    Tsigounis, Simone

    1990-01-01

    This thesis is about the re-use of Alcoa's Waterworks. The exciting spatial attributes of the buildings which compose the plant, along with the views they offer to Manhattan, inspired the design of a journey through the ...

  4. Feasibility of New York Airways expansion to Nassau County : progress report

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    Mann Robert Wellesley

    1976-01-01

    A short-haul helicopter service demand analysis on journey to work trips between Nassau and Suffolk counties and the New York central business district was performed over several operational policy/scenario combinations. ...

  5. There's no point going on - visualising qualitative data 

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    Sharman, Ian

    2014-08-26

    "Journey to the Centre of the Worth" is the follow-up to " Exactly Which Part of What We do in Higher Education is Not Employability?". This is the graphic representation of the emergent themes from that discussion. The ...

  6. Fermilab Today

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

    away, due to the fact that the speed of light is finite. But when you look out at a galaxy whose light arrives after traveling towards you for a journey of 100 million years,...

  7. Visit to the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    None

    2010-01-08

    U.S. Department of Energy scientists and administrators join members of the National Science Foundation and South Dakotas Sanford Underground Laboratory for the deepest journey yet to the proposed site of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL).

  8. The DATA-CHASER and Citizen Explorer Benchmark Problem Sets

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    Schaffer, Steven

    of Technology {firstname.lastname}@jpl.nasa.gov 2 Previously at Space Grant Consortium, University of Colorado only a few real-world planning and scheduling problems have breached the research community. There are many reasons for this situation. It takes an incredible investment of time and energy for a researcher

  9. MITSloannnnnn MBAProgramnnnnn201112

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    Ceder, Gerbrand

    until you get here. For example, the incredible energy of the place. There's a kind of crackling drive and around the world: Shayna Harris, MBA '11 Undergrad: InternationalRelations&PoliticalMITSloan:SeniormanagementrolesinfinanceandoperationsatBritishandFrenchutilitiescompanies AtMITSloan: SiebelScholar;Co-president,MITEnergyClub;judge,MITCleanEnergy

  10. Introduction to the University of Delaware Energy Institute

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    60 billion cubic feet of natural gas PLUS 3 million tons of coal ­ still incredibly large amounts and natural gas (about 20% each). When we disc and solutions, from solar and wind power to electric vehicles, to biofuels, to state and national efforts

  11. Resistance to Quorum Quenching Compounds1 Rodolfo Garca-Contreras1

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    Wood, Thomas K.

    such as25 virulence and biofilm formation. Bacteria also have an incredible ability to evolve resistance to be a panacea.28 Here we review the evidence that bacteria can evolve resistance to quorum quenching compounds resistance to33 these compounds.34 Quorum sensing and quorum quenching. Bacteria use secreted chemicals

  12. Archaeological Watercraft: A Review and Critical Analysis of the Practice 

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    Fix, Peter Douglas

    2015-05-13

    the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo Norway, and Dr. Mark Jones from the Mary Rose Trust in Portsmouth, England. Special recognition and thanks is due to the late Dr. Ole Crumlin-Pedersen who spent one incredible afternoon with me discussing many of the topics...

  13. rom the beginning of time, the power of water has captured the human imagination and influenced

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    the mighty Colorado River -- providing hydro-electrical power to millions of people. It also canF rom the beginning of time, the power of water has captured the human imagination and influenced the power of flowing water across a road! It's an incredibly senseless way to die and is completely

  14. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Infrastructure

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Infrastructure #12;2 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING This publication focuses on just a few of the incredible College of Engineering faculty and students who are conducting research related, and students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are working collaboratively to develop

  15. The Design and Implementation of Declarative Networks Boon Thau Loo

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    Ives, Zachary G.

    has been a role model and an incredible advisor throughout my years at Berkeley. I met Joe eight years-fledged declarative networking system that compiles NDlog and executes it via a dataflow engine inspired by the Click modular router. We experimentally evaluate the P2 system on hundreds of distributed machines. The P2

  16. Text-Editing and Programming

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    Setzer, Anton

    (s) using the bibliography / references section. I understand that failure to do this amounts to plagiarism here abroad. It is just incredible, how nice it can be to receive anything from back home. Never fails to lift up your spirits. I also would like to thank my Mum for taking care of my financial matters at home

  17. Missouri Water Resources Research Center Annual Technical Report

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    the mentoring team. Renewable Energy Ground source heat pump technology is being studied with application to the agriculture sector. The constant temperature of the ground represents an incredible source of environmentally with the Water Center, is installing ground source systems on turkey farms in Central Missouri. The energy system

  18. Evolving Genomic Metaphors: A New Look at the Language of DNA

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Avise, John

    of the genome as a "book of life" helped to focus and sell the human genome sequencing project. However reconnoitered in the human genome project, because the results were truly incredible. The intergenic wilderness sequences of the human genome have nailed the coffin shut on that caricature: The coding "beads" make up

  19. University of Chicago John Alison

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    to run-2 Outline 2 #12;- LHC provides orders of magnitude more collisions than can save to disk/s ) (150 GB/s ) Collisions from LHC #12;- LHC provides orders of magnitude more collisions than can save provides orders of magnitude more collisions than can save to disk. - Interesting physics is incredibly

  20. Technical report on "BES Early Career. Control Graphene Electronic Structure for Energy Technology"

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wang, Feng

    2015-07-11

    Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon, exhibits incredible structural flexibility, electrical transport, and optical responses. And remarkably, the graphene electronic structure can be varied through interlayer coupling, nanoscale patterning, and electrical gating. In this project we made significant contribution to better understand and control physical properties of graphene and other novel two-dimensional layered materials.

  1. Women Changing Africa: Barnard's Third Annual Global Symposium Johannesburg, South Africa

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    1 Women Changing Africa: Barnard's Third Annual Global Symposium Johannesburg, South Africa March Banking Division, Development Bank of Southern Africa It really is a tremendous honor to welcome you all to South Africa and to this very special symposium. We have been incredibly honored to see the guest list

  2. HIGHLIGHTS OF STRATEGIC ADVANCEMENTS RESULTS University of Alberta Alumni Association

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    Glover, Mark

    HIGHLIGHTS OF STRATEGIC ADVANCEMENTS RESULTS University of Alberta Alumni Association 2013 of the University of Alberta. MISSION: To engage University of Alberta alumni and students in building the success and Jennings of the Alberta School of Business-- a study which quantified the incredible impact our alumni have

  3. 10 Questions for a Physicist: Antonio Checco

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Today, the Energy Blog is launching a new series, 10 Questions, with a simple goal in mind – to introduce you to our scientists and their incredible work. Dr. Checco explains wetting on the nanoscale, shares some advice for students and tells us about his favorite movie scientist.

  4. Internet Institute University of Oxford

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    The Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford #12;A significant proportion of social, economic Science Internet Economics Connectivity, Inclusion and InequalityEducation, Wellbeing and Digital Life Digital Knowledge and Culture #12;The Oxford Internet Institute It's an incredibly exciting time

  5. Gamma Ray Bursts Sudden, intense flashes of gamma rays

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

    Gamma Ray Bursts #12;The Case Sudden, intense flashes of gamma rays come from nowhere and disappear with out a trace. Incredibly powerful: A single gamma ray burst is hundreds of times brighter a supernova #12;Who Vela (1960's) Looking for arms testing, found gamma ray bursts Compton Gamma Ray Observatory

  6. MicroRNA Regulation of IGF-1 

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    McEnery, Kayla Anne Filan

    2013-02-04

    an incredible learning experience. Finally, I would like to thank my friends and family for their continuous love and support. 4 ABSTRACT MicroRNA Regulation of IGF. (May 2013) Kayla Anne Filan McEnery Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Texas A...

  7. About > Dept Student Brochure Department Brochure

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    the incredible power of storms and other weather, the structures and processes that give rise to earthquates, and how Humans continue to affect the planet they live on. This is a truly inter-disciplinary group-going scientific investigations. For more information see our contacts page , and the EOS home page on the World

  8. Temporal Regularization Use in Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fessler, Jeffrey A.

    ;ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I am incredibly grateful to so many people for all of the love, support, and guidance I have's endless guidance, patience, and support. Thank you. I also want to thank the other members of my committee: Doug Noll, who first taught me the nuts and bolts of MRI, and whose group meetings and group members

  9. Dylan DiStefano AST389 Infinity and Eternity

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Walter, Frederick M.

    star was the smallest it could be and still be strong enough to perform fusion and release its nuclear pieces of the two flung out into the void. The galaxies' encounter lead to the birth of a deep red star. While already existing stars did not collide due to the incredible vastness of space, they did have

  10. These market capitalizations are as of December 7, 1999, and were obtained from Quicken via the Excite search engine (quicken.excite.com/investments/quotes/).

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Walden, Eric

    1 These market capitalizations are as of December 7, 1999, and were obtained from Quicken via in the last decade. Many industry and academic observers believe EC will transform the conduct and structure; Tapscott 1996). Early EC entrants have been rewarded with incredible market capitalizations, such as Yahoo

  11. The evolution of sex-determining mechanisms: lessons from temperature-sensitive mutations in sex determination genes

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Janzen, Fredric

    The evolution of sex-determining mechanisms: lessons from temperature-sensitive mutations in sex taxonomically conserved traits, but, paradoxically, the mechanisms that determine sex are incredibly diverse (Haag & Doty, 2005). These sex-determining mechanisms (SDMs) can be broadly grouped into two main

  12. Mobile Recommender Systems Francesco Ricci

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ricci, Francesco

    particular request. Here, in the contest of information access through mobile devices, the information environments. At the same time, the evolution of mobile devices, e.g., personal digital assistants (PDAs of the development of these technologies and the incredible appeal of mobile devices and services there has been also

  13. Uncovering Facebook Side Channels and User Attitudes Rutgers University

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    Wright, Rebecca N.

    Uncovering Facebook Side Channels and User Attitudes Sai Lu Rutgers University sl914@cs.wright@rutgers.edu Abstract--Over the course of the last decade, Facebook has become an incredibly popular social networking site, reporting around a billion visitors monthly. Like any social networking site, Facebook's design

  14. Translating Facebook into Endangered Languages Kevin Scannell

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Scannell, Kevin Patrick

    Translating Facebook into Endangered Languages Kevin Scannell Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA [kscanne@gmail.com] Abstract: Facebook is an incredibly popular social networking site to Facebook as a way for small and scattered speaker populations to connect with each other online

  15. Happy Holidays from Clemson December 2004 211 Woodfarm Lane, Seneca, SC 29678

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    Childress, Michael J.

    to save Christmas by guiding Santa house-to-house in a blinding snow storm by his incredible sense of smell. Good thing that everyone sets out cookies for Santa or we might have missed a house. You didn, Mom and Dad made a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico to attend the Animal Behavior Society conference. Mom told

  16. Supporting our scientists with Google Earth-based UIs.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Scott, Janine

    2010-10-01

    Google Earth and Google Maps are incredibly useful for researchers looking for easily-digestible displays of data. This presentation will provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to begin using Google Earth to create tools that further the mission of the DOE national lab complex.

  17. Chess Isn't Tough Enough: Better Games for MindMachine Competition

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    Bringsjord, Selmer

    in town, he has the deck stacked against him: his play may involve super­computation, but we know that per Dept. of Philosophy, Psychology & Cognitive Science Department of Computer Science Rensselaer will incorporate discussion at the workshop. We find it incredible that anyone would have wa­ gered that computers

  18. Analysis of Pebble-Bed VHTR Spectrum Shifting Capabilities for Advanced Fuel Cycles 

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    Pritchard, Megan

    2006-07-11

    iii ABSTRACT Analysis of the Pebble-Bed VHTR Spectrum Shifting Capabilities For Advanced Fuel Cycles. (April 2006) Megan L. Pritchard Department of Nuclear Engineering Texas A&M University Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel V. Tsvetkov Department... configuration are their capabilities for spectrum shifting, inherent safety features, autonomous operation, incredibly high burn-up, and higher efficiency. If successful in utilizing minor actinides from spent LWR fuel, there will be a reduced...

  19. What can I do with a degree in Geology?

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hickman, Mark

    What can I do with a degree in Geology? Science Planning your career Choosing a career involves.canterbury.ac.nz/liaison/best_prep.shtml What is Geology? Geology in the twenty-first century is a fascinating, exciting,incredibly diverse,earthquakes,dramatic and varied geomorphology,and its 500 million years of pre and post-Gondwana geological history,is one

  20. Conference on natural gas use state regulation and market dynamics in the Post 636/Energy Policy Act Era: Proceedings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1993-08-01

    Reports in this Record of Proceedings explore a wide variety of issues related to the regulation of natural gas and its future role as one of the critical fuels that powers the economy of the United States. The focus is mainly on problems, obstacles, barriers, and the incredibly complex system created to bring a fuel from wellhead to burner tip. Individual papers have been cataloged separately.

  1. Hurricane Response and Restoration

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Despite all of ISER’s efforts to promote reliability and resiliency in the energy sector, domestic and global events will occur that will disrupt the sector and ISER must always be prepared to respond. In the face of both manmade and natural disasters, ISER applies cutting edge technical solutions and emergency management expertise to help overcome challenges inherent in quickly restoring an incredibly complex U.S. energy system.

  2. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Mar Ecol Prog Ser

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hays, Graeme

    on the journeys of birds and of ocean currents on the movement of marine animals, especially as regards larval entire ocean basins by currents (Musick & Limpus 1997), but adult turtles could also be affected: pluschi@biologia.unipi.it Influence of ocean currents on long-distance movement of leatherback sea turtles

  3. Melissa Krueger, '06 Salawa, Kenya

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    such an amazing view of the town from our higher altitude, and at night the only light was from the stars or more of travel in the truck on the rough and bumpy roads, #12;which made the journey seem twice as long

  4. What can I do with an engineering degree? What is human factors engineering? These

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Beex, A. A. "Louis"

    a couple of the questions asked by the Montgomery County, Va., High School/High Tech (HSHT) students Schools. February 28, 2007 HIGH SCHOOL/HIGH TECH STUDENTS VISIT CAMPUS A GUIDE FOR OUR JOURNEY TOWARD on a recent tour of the Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics Center (HFEEC) at Virginia Tech. HSHT

  5. Indiana University Purdue University Fort Office of International Education

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hamburger, Peter

    Email 24 Postal mail 24 Telephone 24 RETURNING HOME 25 Study Abroad Program Evaluation 25 Study Abroad will also learn to see yourself and your culture in a different light. Remember to keep an open mind while things in mind as you prepare for your journey overseas: 1. "If you want to feel at home, stay at home

  6. FUNCTIONS, CONTINUED: MORE GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    White, Donald L.

    of the journeys below to the correct graph. a. I drive at a constant speed until I reach a traffic light, where I have to stop. When the light changes, I continue driving at the same speed as before. b. I drive distance from home as a function of time for the following trip: I first accelerate slowly away from home

  7. I used to be gifted: case studies of lost potential among adolescent females 

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    McDonnell, Virginia Maurer

    2006-08-16

    of narrative from both the authorÂ?s and girlsÂ? and womenÂ?s perspectives in order to seek a rich and thick description. Throughout the study, the author integrates moments from her own journey during adolescence with the young girls and their mothers...

  8. Cooling history of the Pacific lithosphere Michael H. Ritzwoller*, Nikolai M. Shapiro, Shi-Jie Zhong

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    Shapiro, Nikolai

    Cooling history of the Pacific lithosphere Michael H. Ritzwoller*, Nikolai M. Shapiro, Shi or blithosphereQ forms and thickens as the plate cools during its journey away from mid-ocean ridges. Numerous, particularly across the Pacific, does not cool continuously as it ages. Based on a seismic model of the Pacific

  9. HOME REGISTRATION PARKING HOTELS FAMILY ASSOCATION CONTACT US Come on out and bring your family to the 2010 Fall Family Weekend at UTSA!

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    Dodla, Ramana

    or have breakfast with UTSA's very own Head Football Coach, Larry Coker! Listed below, you will find the audience on a side-splitting journey from Brazil to Switzerland to El Salvador and then to the United President of Students Affairs and Larry Coker, UTSA's Head Football Coach. This event is free

  10. Clustering and Inconsistent Information: A Kernelization Approach 

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    Cao, Yixin

    2012-07-16

    grandmother (January 13, 1923 - August 17, 2005) v ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Now stepping on the last stair after such a long journey, it is a perfect time to look back. Before myself is a tortuous road, and only with many helps from many people I can nally nish... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii LIST OF TABLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix LIST...

  11. Tomorrow's cities -the lamp-posts watching every move1 by Jane Wakefield for BBC News2

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    South Bohemia, University of

    traffic speeds. According to European Commission statistics, children under11 12 make more journeys the city council is looking to upgrade its23 streetlights to more energy-efficient LED lights - likely and shows a variety of data from air pollution,33 crime statistics, weather and even a happiness index

  12. The philosophy of comedy in the works of Franz Kafka 

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    Kellogg, Kara Lyrae

    1993-01-01

    Metamorphosis," The Trial, and The Castle, provide many instances of the comedic. Central to each work is the idea of the "comedic hero" on a journey. With these three works and with the earlier mentioned ideas, my endeavor is to inquire and explore...

  13. aan ekerciolu at a bird-banding station he set up in Aras, a small village near Turkey's closely monitored border with Armenia. letter from turkey

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    Clayton, Dale H.

    Çaan ekerciolu at a bird-banding station he set up in Aras, a small village near Turkey's closely monitored border with Armenia. letter from turkey NAturAl HIStorIeS A journey in the shadow of Ararat. By el as space. In Orhan Pamuk's novel "Snow," a writer called Ka returns to Turkey after twelve years

  14. Service-Learning & Student Civic Engagement

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    Service-Learning & Student Civic Engagement: Journeys toward Discovery, Contribution & Civic is service-learning? Intentional student engagement that combines community service with academic instruction and/or co-curricular learning that is focused on critical, reflective thinking and civic

  15. Project Title: Unlimited Spanish Bachelor of Arts Internship

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    Hickman, Mark

    's learning journey. The Unlimited students participate as self directing, autonomous members of the community is student-focused, dedicated to helping students pursue their passions and interests. The intern, 2011 Milestones: 21 February-11 March: Discuss learning initiatives with Unlimited students and staff

  16. Project Title: Unlimited Spanish Bachelor of Arts Internship

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hickman, Mark

    . Unlimited is an innovative learning community where all key stake holders (students, parents, & teachers) take an active part in the creation of a student's learning journey. The Unlimited students participate Spanish that are of interest to youth? Unlimited is student- focused, dedicated to helping students pursue

  17. Exploitation in Human Trafficking and Smuggling

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    Campana, Paolo; Varese, Federico

    2015-08-11

    is an example of this scenario. Anna was smuggled from Chisinau (Moldova) to Padua (Italy) in November 2007. The journey started on a Friday and lasted until Sunday. Anna was first driven to Odessa where she boarded a train to Chop (Ukraine). The smuggling...

  18. Energy Intensity Strategy 

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    Rappolee, D.; Shaw, J.

    2008-01-01

    Our presentation will cover how we began the journey of conserving energy at our facility. We’ll discuss a basic layout of our energy intensity plan and the impact our team has had on the process, what tools we’re using, what goals have been...

  19. Personal revised version of: Howitt, O. J. A., et al., Carbon emissions from international cruise ship passengers travel

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Otago, University of

    shipping (Buhaug et al., 2009). The burning of oil (mostly in the form of heavy fuel oil, as well as marine as 1600 MJ per visitor night, 12 times larger than the value for a land-based hotel. Using a simple price relative decrease in demand than plane journeys when the impact of carbon pricing was analysed

  20. Sliding-mode amplitude control techniques for harmonic oscillators 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Marquart, Chad A.

    2007-09-17

    for this research. Finally, thanks to all of my friends and family for their support and encourage- ment over the course of this journey. v TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER Page I INTRODUCTION: MODERN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 1 A. VCO Design Challenges... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 1. Oscillator Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 2. Sliding-Mode Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 3. Charge Pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 B. Measurement Results...

  1. 1 International Way, Stratford, London E20 1GS New for September 2014, Stratford ONE offers great value,

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Crawford, Ian

    transport links across London. +44(0)2074213468 #12;MORRISROAD SWORTHRD STEPNEY GREEN BEN JONSON ROAD MARSSTRATFORD ONE 1 International Way, Stratford, London E20 1GS #12;New for September 2014, Stratford and a gym. Central London is less than 10 minutes' journey, giving you quick links to your university. Feel

  2. Testimony of Dr. Stewart C. Prager Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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    is to talk about the future: the remainder of the journey to fusion energy. My comments are informed to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment House Committee on Science and Technology Hearing on "The Next Generation of Fusion Energy" October 29, 2009 Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank

  3. --A Science .SsrviceFeature 7 W H Y T H E " E R ?

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    today, when Even the equinox, however,the sun crosses the equator on its southward journey. fails rain hard a dizy or two before or after the equinox as on the exact date, the sunt(; immediate crossing usual Then, too, this is the transi- Perhaps the first of these storms, with its high winds and rain

  4. Painted Ponies: Essays on Memory and Loss

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    Klayder, Mary

    2008-12-30

    journey, or simple reverie, and regard my experience as artificial. The worlds I find in books or in my travels or in my imagination are real. They are my means of exploration. Oz began that exploration for me. Perhaps that is why I like to travel...

  5. 416 BioScience May 2005 / Vol. 55 No. 5 In 1932 John Philby, a British explorer, set off with 32

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    Williams, Jos. B.

    the often difficult tasks of balancing energy and water requirements with energy expenditure and water loss of the animals that he had observed on his journey; one of the most common was a desert-dwelling lark,the hoopoe productivity.For inhabitants of these environments,food supplies and drinking water can be scarce

  6. James L. Green Director, Planetary Science

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    at Endeavour Crater * September 10 GRAIL (A and B) launch to the Earth's Moon * November 26 ­ Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) launch to Mars * December 31 ­ GRAIL A (Ebb) orbit insertion at Earth's Moon 2012 * January 1 ­ GRAIL B (Flow) orbit insertion at Earth's Moon Midyear Dawn leaves Vesta starts on its journey

  7. PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF THE CHINOOK SALMON. By CHARLES "\\VILSON GREENE,

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    . The salmon is an anadromous fish. Its natural spawning beds are in the cold waters of the mountain streams they reenter the mouths of the rivers and make the long journey back to the spawning ,gTounds in the mountain of the mountain streams. It matters not how long the distance nor how great the exertion that is required, all

  8. Alonso de León's 1690 expedition diary into Texas: an edition and study of the Spanish texts with semi-paleographic transcriptions 

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    McLain, Jana Dale

    2006-04-12

    The 1690 expedition led by Alonso de León into present day Texas proved to be a pivotal journey that had lasting effects on the development of Spain's land north of the Rio Grande. This expedition established the first Catholic mission in the area...

  9. Travelling to Travelling to Paisley Campus

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    Greenaway, Alan

    Travelling to Paisley Campus #12;Travelling to Paisley Campus UWS supports students in making sustainable travel choices for their journey to Paisley Campus. If you live within 2 miles of campus save travel information. The campus is well served by public transport links. Paisley Gilmour Street and Canal

  10. BILL BELLEVILLE Nature Writer & Filmmaker

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    a BILL BELLEVILLE Nature Writer & Filmmaker Peace of Blue: Water Journeys SHIRLEY POMPONI FAU Shorelines: The New Reality FEB 4 a MEGAN DAVIS FAU Harbor Branch Discover: From Estuaries to the Deep Blue is sponsored by: DENNIS HANISAK KRISTEN DAVIS BEN METZGER FAU Harbor Branch Indian River Lagoon Observatory

  11. Water, water everywhere,

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    Eberhard, Marc O.

    1 Water, water everywhere, but is it safe to drink? An Inquiry-based unit investigating the journey of your drinking water from source to tap of drinking water will contain different contaminants, based on surrounding land uses (guided inquiry activity

  12. Smartmover Travel Guide Think ahead...

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    Birmingham, University of

    ;Sustainable travel Around 26% of CO2 emissions generated in the UK are caused by personal car travel. It is therefore important to consider the impact of your car journeys. The University is committed to reducing its impact on the environment by reducing carbon emissions caused by commuting and business travel. As part

  13. 10 Witan Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6FG Blithehale Court offers great value student flats in a

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    Crawford, Ian

    and Xbox 360s All bills included: water, heating, electricity, high speed Wi-Fi and contents insurance 24 Whitechapel station for the District and Hammersmith & City lines 10 minutes' tube journey to Central London speed Wi-Fi Electricity, water and heating Your own bathroom 24-hour security cover Fully furnished room

  14. Solar Impulse's Solar-Powered Plane

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    Moniz, Ernest; Piccard, Bertrand; Reicher, Dan

    2014-01-07

    Solar Impulse lands in Washington, DC at Washington Dulles International Airport as part of its journey across the United States. Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks about how advancements like those at the Department of Energy are leading the way for innovations like the solar-powered plane. Footage of the solar-powered plane courtesy of Solar Impulse.

  15. FLYING FISH GLIDE AS WELL We're all familiar with birds that are as

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    Moss, Cynthia

    Inside JEB i FLYING FISH GLIDE AS WELL AS BIRDS We're all familiar with birds that are as comfortable diving as they are flying but only one family of fish has made the reverse journey. Flying fish Choi, a mechanical engineer from Seoul National University, Korea, became fascinated by flying fish

  16. Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopyof Chemical Reactions

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopyof Chemical Reactions - Joseph L. Kneeand AhmedH. Zewail California of chemical physics is to understand how chemi- cal reactions complete their journey from reactants to prod at the molecular level. The making of new bonds (and the breaking of old ones) in elementary chemical reactions

  17. Solar Impulse's Solar-Powered Plane

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    Moniz, Ernest; Piccard, Bertrand; Reicher, Dan

    2013-07-08

    Solar Impulse lands in Washington, DC at Washington Dulles International Airport as part of its journey across the United States. Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks about how advancements like those at the Department of Energy are leading the way for innovations like the solar-powered plane. Footage of the solar-powered plane courtesy of Solar Impulse.

  18. EVALUATING THE BENEFITS OF 3D STEREO IN MODERN VIDEO TAD LITWILLER

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    Pattanaik, Sumanta N.

    genres. For each game, quantitative and qualitative measures were taken to determine if users performed, Taylor University, 2007 A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree, Olivia, for her patience, support, and love throughout the journey of completing this thesis. I would

  19. Sun Belt Press Conference September 1, 2015

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    Hutchens, John

    1 Sun Belt Press Conference September 1, 2015 Remarks by CCU President David A. DeCenzo Good the Sun Belt's invitation to become its 12th member beginning July 1, 2016. We are excited and honored Sun Belt staff as we embark upon this exciting journey. I also want to take this opportunity to thank

  20. Mechanical Engineering "The Lindbergh Lectures"

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    such as surface defects and inferior mechanical properties compared to conventional solid injection molded parts Molding and An Ongoing Journey for Lightweight, Microcellular Plastics Presented by: Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng of the Cornell Injection Molding Program (CIMP), which was founded in 1974 by Professor K. K. Wang and his

  1. Design of Ensemble-Based Component Systems by Invariant Refinement

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    Group Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg, Germany ABSTRACT The challenge of developing dynamically study aims at resource optimization, such as travel time, energy consumption, and parking lot and charging station usage of electric-powered vehicles. Its objective is to coordinate planning of journeys

  2. Penultimate Draft-January-now in press Plenum, E. Blass editor Science lies it way to the truth...really.

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    illustrate some of the issues in the study of behavior to be considered before its transport into new domains an important port of entry, human chromosome 22, and will soon reach others. All the maps from these journeys and development, we believe that the interest in the molecular has come at the cost of interest in the non

  3. AND APPLICATION Data Science Researchers

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    Columbia University

    that is helping to transform society. Researchers will provide a hands-on look at the research and technologies, and bring them to market. To learn more about how your company can get involved, please see our website and continue the journey with us to unlock the power of Data Science. Sharon K. Sputz Director of Strategic

  4. Smart infrastructure for carbon foot print analysis of Electric Vehicles V Suresh, G Hill, Prof P T Blythe

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    Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

    ]. Manuscript received April 11, 2010. This work was supported in part by the U.K Technology Strategy Board T Blythe Abstract-- Electric powered vehicles use energy stored in some form of battery for the vehicle under different conditions. By measuring the energy usage on any particular journey the equivalent

  5. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 2012, 191192 DOI: 10.1556/JEP.10.2012.4.4

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    West, Stuart

    Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 2012, 191­192 DOI: 10.1556/JEP.10.2012.4.4 1789­2082 © 2012 that are supposed to introduce a novitiate to a field, enthuse her and set her free on a subsequent journey ­ rather like supplementary materials for some journals ­ and can leave the student perplexed as little

  6. IlluminatingEntrepreneurship Volume 8 | Issue 2 | Spring 2013

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    an extraordinary journey to sustainability 2 8 12 ThePath toPromise Thoughtful use of natural resources can bolster of California, Irvine 4100 Calit2 Building Irvine, CA 92697-2800 (949) 824-6900 www.calit2.uci.edu info@calit2

  7. A review of "Donne and the Resources of Kind." by A. D. Cousins and Damien Grace eds. 

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    Graham Roebuck

    2004-01-01

    in the 1590s? (40). It is not an easy journey, perhaps because the limited canvas of an essay is over-crowded with concepts, formulae, lists of rhetorical terminology and jargon, as well as invocations of Italian painting and of Isaac Oliver?s drawings...

  8. Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab 100 Shaffer Road * Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab 100 Shaffer Road * Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831 on June 16 at 1:00 PM at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. His journey and challenge to recreate, Beautiful Whale is available in the Seymour Marine Discovery Center's Ocean Discovery Shop. He

  9. Stretchable silicon could be next wave in electronics http://www.physorg.com/news9110.html 1 of 3 12/21/2005 6:04 PM

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    Rogers, John A.

    » Scratches no match for Nissan's new car paint » Interstellar Spaceflight: Is It Possible? » On-line gamer dirty silicon, could pave way for cheaper solar energy , August 16, 2005 » A new spin on silicon dies » Japan hopes to predict 'Big One' with journey to center of Earth » New Israeli mobile phone

  10. Progress in Bioethanol Technology 5 Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Vol. 9193, 2001

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    California at Riverside, University of

    , it is now competitive for blending with gasoline, and several companies are work- ing to build the first of production of ethanol from low-cost cellulosic biomass has been made competitive for blending with gasoline, and several companies are working to commercialize this technology. However, the journey to reach this point

  11. LEXICAL CHOICE IN NATURAL LANGUAGE GENERATION

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    of the zenith a button which was 3cm in diameter. I got into a bus full of taxpayers who were giving some money to a taxpayer who had on his taxpayer's stomach a little box which allowed the other taxpayers to continue their taxpayers' journey. I noticed in this bus a taxpayer with a long taxpayer's neck and whose taxpayer's head

  12. The Multistrand Simulator: Stochastic Simulation of the Kinetics of Multiple Interacting DNA Strands

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    Winfree, Erik

    and Jeannie. I want to acknowledge all my family and friends for their support. A journey is made all the richer for having good company, and I would not have made it nearly as far without all the encouragement to obtain an analytic solution for most problem sizes of interest. Thus the primary means of exploring

  13. Extending the Personal Touch I n d i a n a U n i v e r s i t y P u r d u e U n i v e r s i t y F o r t Wa y n e

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    Hamburger, Peter

    No journey through life is smooth; problems always arise. When problems stop us dead in our tracks, we must's Oceanus Engine Company Firehouse, as evidenced by her assistance in dragging the pumper engine through, recalling mixed emotions from family, friends, and co-workers."My father did not know if I should be trying

  14. Cloud Formation, Evolution and Destruction

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    Estalella, Robert

    Chapter 4 Cloud Formation, Evolution and Destruction We now begin to trace the journey towards a star. How long does this take? The answer is surprisingly short: a good many clouds already contain new stars and these stars tend to be young. The typical cloud cannot spend long, if any time at all

  15. Hydrologic Science and Engineering Graduate Program

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    Hydrologic Science and Engineering Graduate Program Handbook Academic Year 2013-2014 Colorado. We offer programs of study in fundamental hydrologic science and applied hydrology with engineering are starting a journey through one of the best Hydrologic Science and Engineering Programs in the world

  16. On the fast track: Collaboration expedites adoption of efficient irrigation technologies in the High Plains 

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    Lee, Leslie

    2013-01-01

    the most of their available resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service professionals are ge?ing new irrigation technologies into growers? hands in record time. Irrigation is incredibly valuable in the High... said. ?Part of that is due to the fact that we?ve got very harsh environmental ON THE FAST TRACK Collaboration expedites adoption of e?cient irrigation technologies in the High Plains 1 Texas Water Resources Institute EM-115, 2012. Summer 2013 tx...

  17. Criticality Safety Evaluation of Hanford Tank Farms Facility

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    WEISS, E.V.

    2000-12-15

    Data and calculations from previous criticality safety evaluations and analyses were used to evaluate criticality safety for the entire Tank Farms facility to support the continued waste storage mission. This criticality safety evaluation concludes that a criticality accident at the Tank Farms facility is an incredible event due to the existing form (chemistry) and distribution (neutron absorbers) of tank waste. Limits and controls for receipt of waste from other facilities and maintenance of tank waste condition are set forth to maintain the margin subcriticality in tank waste.

  18. Precision Robotic Assembly Machine

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    None

    2010-09-01

    The world's largest laser system is the National Ignition Facility (NIF), located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. NIF's 192 laser beams are amplified to extremely high energy, and then focused onto a tiny target about the size of a BB, containing frozen hydrogen gas. The target must be perfectly machined to incredibly demanding specifications. The Laboratory's scientists and engineers have developed a device called the "Precision Robotic Assembly Machine" for this purpose. Its unique design won a prestigious R&D-100 award from R&D Magazine.

  19. 100 Times Faster and 3 Times Sharper: Background-Dominated Observations of Stellar Populations with an 8-meter Optical-UV Space Telescope

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    Thomas M. Brown

    2002-07-10

    An 8 m successor to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) would make incredible gains in the study of stellar populations, especially in the Local Group. If diffraction-limited at 0.5 microns, the "Next HST" could produce high-resolution imaging of faint sources over a wide field in 1 percent of the time needed with the HST. With these capabilities, photometry of the ancient main sequence could be obtained for many sight-lines through Local Group galaxies, thus determining directly the ages of their structures and providing a formation history for the Local Group populations.

  20. Designing microelectromechanical systems-on-a-chip in a 5-level surface micromachine technology

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    Rodgers, M.S.; Sniegowski, J.J.

    1998-05-01

    A new 5-level polysilicon surface micromachine process has been developed that offers significantly increased system complexity, while further promoting the manufacturability and reliability of microscopic mechanical systems. In general, as complexity increases, reliability suffers. This is not necessarily the case, however, with MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS). In fact, utilizing additional levels of polysilicon in structures can greatly increase yield, reliability, and robustness. Surface micromachine devices are built thousands at a time using the infrastructure developed to support the incredibly reliable microelectronics industry, and the batch fabrication process utilized in the 5-level technology further increases reliability and reduces cost by totally eliminating post assembly.

  1. Encounter with Economics

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    Macfarlane, Alan

    2014-12-12

    player in the New London Orchestra which was conducted by Alex Sherman; as I had no orchestral experience and asked for an audition and he liked me; the piece we played was Mozart's great C minor concerto which has incredibly difficult wind parts... had happened and what was going to happen, then do a big forecasting exercise once every six months on which the budget would be based and Ministers briefed; as time past I became quite an expert; the big change in my professional life was in 1964...

  2. Texas 4-H Member Achievement Plan 

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    Lepley, Toby

    2000-08-07

    Achievement Plan (M.A.P.) will help 4-H members develop skills in record keeping and organization. Younger 4-H members are encouraged to record information directly on the form. Older 4-H members can use the M.A.P. as a reference for informa- tion that you... to hold on to your memories about each incredible year you have in 4-H. In a couple of years, you can look back on these journals and remem- ber what fun you had. Record keeping is also a great way to develop your skills in organizing your time, com...

  3. Storage opportunities in Arizona bedded evaporites

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    Neal, J.T.; Rauzi, S.L.

    1996-10-01

    Arizona is endowed with incredibly diverse natural beauty, and has also been blessed with at least seven discrete deposits of bedded salt. These deposits are dispersed around the state and cover some 2, 500 square miles; they currently contain 14 LPG storage caverns, with preliminary plans for more in the future. The areal extent and thickness of the deposits creates the opportunity for greatly expanded storage of LPG, natural gas, and compressed air energy storage (CAES). The location of salt deposits near Tucson and Phoenix may make CAES an attractive prospect in the future. The diversity of both locations and evaporate characteristics allows for much tailoring of individual operations to meet specific requirements.

  4. interview

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    Worsley, Peter

    2004-06-16

    . 49: Eric Hobsbawm in those days had a bit of a blockage about writing, though known to be a genius and a polymath. Not many articles. He started to write this book and never looked back. E.H. was incredible and marvellous and gets better as he goes... on, e.g. The Invention of Tradition is a mind-blowing and funny book and iconoclastic. Also, like me, a jazz man. I myself (like EH) nearly became jazz critic for the New Statesman! He, Perry Anderson and others like Christopher Hill were my great...

  5. The physical and emotional benefits of companion animals 

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    Tietjen, Holli Marie

    2006-10-30

    in the U.K., U.S.A., Australia, and Canada [21]. The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) was used to measure depression and was chosen for its reliability and validity in screening for depression in a hepatitis C population, a... am very happy? to ?I am incredibly happy?. Higher scores indicate greater levels of happiness and total scores range from 29 to 116. The CES-D is a self-reported measure of depressive symptoms. It is composed of 20 items based on a four point...

  6. Total quality management implementation guidelines

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    Not Available

    1993-12-01

    These Guidelines were designed by the Energy Quality Council to help managers and supervisors in the Department of Energy Complex bring Total Quality Management to their organizations. Because the Department is composed of a rich mixture of diverse organizations, each with its own distinctive culture and quality history, these Guidelines are intended to be adapted by users to meet the particular needs of their organizations. For example, for organizations that are well along on their quality journeys and may already have achieved quality results, these Guidelines will provide a consistent methodology and terminology reference to foster their alignment with the overall Energy quality initiative. For organizations that are just beginning their quality journeys, these Guidelines will serve as a startup manual on quality principles applied in the Energy context.

  7. Mathematical Programming Formulations for the Optimal Placement of Imperfect Detectors with Applications to Flammable Gas Detection and Mitigation Systems 

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    Benavides Serrano, Alberto J.

    2014-11-13

    for these important safety systems. iii En memoria de mi abuelita Leonor. Gracias por cuidar de m?´; en el jard?´n infantil y en la vida entera. A mi familia. iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS These past few years have been an amazing journey of learning and self...´gico de Celaya and Dr. Hans Pasman from the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center. vi TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ABSTRACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii DEDICATION...

  8. The 1908 Conference of Governors on the Conservation of Natural Resources 

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    Johnson, Gloria Childs

    1971-01-01

    Association, an organization of St. Louis businessmen who were interested in improving navigation on the Mississippi River, provided river steamers for the trip. 55 The Review of Reviews credited the Business Men's League of St. Louis with organizing.... 55Ibid. 5 Milliam F. Saunders, "The President's Mississippi Journey's American Review of Reviews, XXXVI (October 1907)& 457. 57lbid. , b56. 17 assembled to greet him wherever his steamer stopped. Where he could not stop, at numberless places...

  9. A, Science Service Feature Released on receipt

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    STORM This year the autumnal equinox, the sun!s crossing of the "lino" on h i s - southward journey weather or ;i long steady * %.* . "equinox" by a c e r t a i n part of the public; p a r t i c u l a r l y e f i n i t s existence. The notion t h a t the equinoxes of both spring and f a l l are especially

  10. The structure of human trafficking: Lifting the bonnet on a Nigerian transnational network

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    Campana, Paolo

    2015-06-09

    enforcement agencies to solve disputes, ensure compliance and enforce contracts (Reuter 1985; Campana and Varese 2013). In the case of transnational human trafficking, operations span a number of different countries, often far apart, and participants may... typical trafficking event relates to activities from the start of the journey in West Africa to the delivery of the victim and her initial exploitation in the destination country (unfortunately the evidence on recruitment is rather unsatisfactory for a...

  11. The effect of music therapy on mood, perceived exertion, and exercise adherence of patients participating in a rehabilitative upper extremity exercise program

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    Cho, Jeongmin

    2009-06-11

    prayers. v ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS It was a somewhat long journey with God. It was He who led me to begin studying in music therapy and opened a way to complete this piece of work when I... from perceptions of pain and fatigue (Copeland & Franks, 1991). A large body of research regarding the therapeutic use of music in exercise programs has shown positive effects in patients? physical and psychological/ emotional conditions. However...

  12. Constructing Stage-Environment Fit: Early Adolescents' Psychological Development and their Attitudes Towards School in English Middle and Secondary School Environments

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    Symonds, Jenny

    2009-12-04

    - Environment Fit’. The findings support the application of a modified Stage-Environment Fit theory in English schools. 3 Acknowledgements I firstly thank my supervisor Dr Linda Hargreaves for her academic mentorship. Without Dr Hargreaves’ support... D journey and has always taken the time necessary to scaffold my thinking and writing skills. In an increasingly fast paced world I believe this is crucial to maintaining and improving the intellectual quality of early career researchers. I cannot imagine...

  13. Lessons Learned: Guidance based on Early Experiences of Implementing ISO 5001 and SEP 

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    Monaghan, P. F.

    2014-01-01

    and .... The organization operates respecting the principles of sustainable development... Doc. Control The related needs are defined on as needed basis in response… The organisation doesn’t have its own energy policy There is a structured process to strategy... Management implements an energy policy that goes beyond legal.... The policy is communicated to all its employees and all personnel working on.... The Journey - Energy Management Maturity No clear responsibility No energy policy No information system...

  14. We have listed a selection of resources which would be of particular value to PhD and postdoc students. Please visit the Careers Service for more information.

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    Jarrett, Thomas H.

    We have listed a selection of resources which would be of particular value to PhD and postdoc.careers.uct.ac.za Phone: +27 (0)21 650 2497 Office Hours: Monday ­ Friday: 08h30 ­ 16h30 The PhD journey About Postgraduate Study (AGCAS/Graduate Prospects) Your PhD ... What Next? - AGCAS/Graduate Prospects Title Beyond

  15. Approximate convex decomposition and its applications 

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    Lien, Jyh-Ming

    2009-05-15

    Approved by: Chair of Committee, Nancy M. Amato Committee Members, Ergun Akleman Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna Donald H. House John C. Keyser Head of Department, Valerie E. Taylor December 2006 Major Subject: Computer Science iii ABSTRACT Approximate Convex...-Yen Li, for teaching me about research. I would like to thank my committee members, John Keyser, Donald House, Ergun Akleman, and Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, who supported me through this challenging journey. I would like to thank everyone in the Algorithms...

  16. Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Awarded VPP Gold Star

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Our journey to safety excellence began some six (6) years ago. The task seemed ominous with 6000 plus employees ranging from administrative assistants and craftsman to research scientists and engineers. Another challenge was the geographic dispersion of work areas being as much as 50 miles apart. A core group of employees caught the vision and knew that it could be done, and it is that perseverance that has lead the INEEL to the DOE-VPP Gold Star.

  17. MHK Projects/Griffin Project | 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:QAsource History View NewTexas:Montezuma,Information MHKMHK5 < MHK Projects JumpDevelopmentJourney

  18. Antarctica: Heroic Science at the Botoom of the World

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    Nash, Thomas

    2003-04-16

    Antarctic science continues the spirit of the 'Heroic Age of Exploration' of Scott, Amundsen, and Shackleton -- even if participants no longer risk their lives so dramatically. It is the extraordinary logistical support for today's science that deserves to be called heroic. Critical cosmology and earth climate questions drive the research. The South Pole ('Great God! this is an awful place' - Scott 1/17/1912) has become one of the world's great astro/particle physics centers. The McMurdo Dry Valleys, including Beacon Valley, the most like Mars on Earth, and Taylor Valley ('a valley of the dead'), and the great ice sheets, hold crucial keys to understanding the Earth's climate. In December I had the special opportunity to photograph these spectacular places on assignment with Madeleine Nash for Time. The story appeared February 3rd. I will include many photographs of the incredible work and scenery on the highest, driest, coldest continent on Earth.

  19. Overview of Proposed Geothermal Development in Hawaii

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    1990-02-15

    During the four hours of the public meeting held by the State Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) in Maui in November 1989, not one of the 200 persons present spoke in favor of geothermal development on the Big Island to supply power to Oahu. However, we were all sure after the meeting that the State would proceed on its course to develop the project in spite of any public concerns. This situation we find incredible considering there are many unanswered questions on a subject of paramount importance to the economic and environmental well being of all of us. Our concerns are well expressed in the editorial of The Maui News, December 10, 1989 . We wish to set the record straight with some facts from an economic, financial and utility planning viewpoint, recognizing also the potentially serious social, health and other environmental impacts.

  20. Fundamentals of plasma simulation

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    Forslund, D.W.

    1985-01-01

    With the increasing size and speed of modern computers, the incredibly complex nonlinear properties of plasmas in the laboratory and in space are being successfully explored in increasing depth. Of particular importance have been numerical simulation techniques involving finite size particles on a discrete mesh. After discussing the importance of this means of understanding a variety of nonlinear plasma phenomena, we describe the basic elements of particle-in-cell simulation and their limitations and advantages. The differencing techniques, stability and accuracy issues, data management and optimization issues are discussed by means of a simple example of a particle-in-cell code. Recent advances in simulation methods allowing large space and time scales to be treated with minimal sacrifice in physics are reviewed. Various examples of nonlinear processes successfully studied by plasma simulation will be given.

  1. Big Bang Day: 5 Particles - 3. The Anti-particle

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    None

    2011-04-25

    Simon Singh looks at the stories behind the discovery of 5 of the universe's most significant subatomic particles: the Electron, the Quark, the Anti-particle, the Neutrino and the "next particle". 3. The Anti-particle. It appears to be the stuff of science fiction. Associated with every elementary particle is an antiparticle which has the same mass and opposite charge. Should the two meet and combine, the result is annihilation - and a flash of light. Thanks to mysterious processes that occurred after the Big Bang there are a vastly greater number of particles than anti-particles. So how could their elusive existence be proved? At CERN particle physicists are crashing together subatomic particles at incredibly high speeds to create antimatter, which they hope will finally reveal what happened at the precise moment of the Big Bang to create the repertoire of elementary particles and antiparticles in existence today.

  2. Nuclear Test-Experimental Science: Annual report, fiscal year 1988

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    Struble, G.L.; Donohue, M.L.; Bucciarelli, G.; Hymer, J.D.; Kirvel, R.D.; Middleton, C.; Prono, J.; Reid, S.; Strack, B.

    1988-01-01

    Fiscal year 1988 has been a significant, rewarding, and exciting period for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's nuclear testing program. It was significant in that the Laboratory's new director chose to focus strongly on the program's activities and to commit to a revitalized emphasis on testing and the experimental science that underlies it. It was rewarding in that revolutionary new measurement techniques were fielded on recent important and highly complicated underground nuclear tests with truly incredible results. And it was exciting in that the sophisticated and fundamental problems of weapons science that are now being addressed experimentally are yielding new challenges and understanding in ways that stimulate and reward the brightest and best of scientists. During FY88 the program was reorganized to emphasize our commitment to experimental science. The name of the program was changed to reflect this commitment, becoming the Nuclear Test-Experimental Science (NTES) Program.

  3. Big Mysteries: The Higgs Mass

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    Lincoln, Don

    2014-04-28

    With the discovery of what looks to be the Higgs boson, LHC researchers are turning their attention to the next big question, which is the predicted mass of the newly discovered particles. When the effects of quantum mechanics is taken into account, the mass of the Higgs boson should be incredibly high...perhaps upwards of a quadrillion times higher than what was observed. In this video, Fermilab's Dr. Don Lincoln explains how it is that the theory predicts that the mass is so large and gives at least one possible theoretical idea that might solve the problem. Whether the proposed idea is the answer or not, this question must be answered by experiments at the LHC or today's entire theoretical paradigm could be in jeopardy.

  4. Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Sources

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    Amato, Elena

    2015-01-01

    Astrophysical sources are extremely efficient accelerators. Some sources emit photons up to multi-TeV energies, a signature of the presence, within them, of particles with energies much higher than those achievable with the largest accelerators on Earth. Even more compelling evidence comes from the study of Cosmic Rays, charged relativistic particles that reach the Earth with incredibly high energies: at the highest energy end of their spectrum, these subatomic particles are carrying a macroscopic energy, up to a few Joules. Here I will address the best candidate sources and mechanisms as cosmic particle accelerators. I will mainly focus on Galactic sources such as Supernova Remnants and Pulsar Wind Nebulae, which being close and bright, are the best studied among astrophysical accelerators. These sources are held responsible for most of the energy that is put in relativistic particles in the Universe, but they are not thought to accelerate particles up to the highest individual energies, $\\approx 10^{20}$ eV...

  5. ASTROMLSKIT: A New Statistical Machine Learning Toolkit: A Platform for Data Analytics in Astronomy

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    Saha, Snehanshu; R, Manikandan; Bora, Kakoli; Routh, Swati; Narasimhamurthy, Anand

    2015-01-01

    Astroinformatics is a new impact area in the world of astronomy, occasionally called the final frontier, where several astrophysicists, statisticians and computer scientists work together to tackle various data intensive astronomical problems. Exponential growth in the data volume and increased complexity of the data augments difficult questions to the existing challenges. Classical problems in Astronomy are compounded by accumulation of astronomical volume of complex data, rendering the task of classification and interpretation incredibly laborious. The presence of noise in the data makes analysis and interpretation even more arduous. Machine learning algorithms and data analytic techniques provide the right platform for the challenges posed by these problems. A diverse range of open problem like star-galaxy separation, detection and classification of exoplanets, classification of supernovae is discussed. The focus of the paper is the applicability and efficacy of various machine learning algorithms like K N...

  6. The Oklo Natural Reactor and the Time Variability of the Fundamental Constants of Nature

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    Lamoreaux, Steve (LANL) [LANL

    2005-11-07

    Natural nuclear reactors? Changes in the speed of light? If either of these concepts seem implausible to you now they certainly won't once Dr. Steve Lamoreaux (LANL) delivers his SLAC Colloquium lecture in the Panofsky Auditorium on November 7th at 4:15 pm entitled The Oklo Natural Reactor and the Time Variability of the Fundamental Constants of Nature. This lecture is a rare opportunity to learn not only about Oklo's incredible natural nuclear reactors but also to gain understanding about how the present-day study of these sites may alter our understanding of fundamental constants such as the speed of light. This event is a must-see for the curious!

  7. Processing Visual Images

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    Litke, Alan (UC Santa Cruz) [UC Santa Cruz

    2006-03-27

    The back of the eye is lined by an extraordinary biological pixel detector, the retina. This neural network is able to extract vital information about the external visual world, and transmit this information in a timely manner to the brain. In this talk, Professor Litke will describe a system that has been implemented to study how the retina processes and encodes dynamic visual images. Based on techniques and expertise acquired in the development of silicon microstrip detectors for high energy physics experiments, this system can simultaneously record the extracellular electrical activity of hundreds of retinal output neurons. After presenting first results obtained with this system, Professor Litke will describe additional applications of this incredible technology.

  8. Feasibility of VHE gamma ray detection by an array of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes using the fluorescence technique

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    Contreras, J L; Arqueros, F; López, M; Barrio, J A; Nievas, M

    2015-01-01

    The last 20 years have seen the development of new techniques in Astroparticle Physics providing access to the highest end of the electromagnetic spectrum. It has been shown that some sources emit photons up to energies close to 100 TeV. Yet the fluxes of these photons are incredibly low and new detection techniques are needed to go higher in energy. A new technique that would use the new generation of Cherenkov Telescopes, i.e., the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), is proposed to push further the energy frontier. It is based on the detection of the fluorescence radiation emitted in extensive air showers, a successful method used in ultra-high-energy cosmic ray experiments, like the Pierre Auger Observatory. It would complement the standard imaging atmospheric Cherenkov technique with only minor modifications of the hardware currently being developed for the CTA and would not imply significant extra costs during its planned operation.

  9. Big Mysteries: The Higgs Mass

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    Lincoln, Don

    2014-06-03

    With the discovery of what looks to be the Higgs boson, LHC researchers are turning their attention to the next big question, which is the predicted mass of the newly discovered particles. When the effects of quantum mechanics is taken into account, the mass of the Higgs boson should be incredibly high...perhaps upwards of a quadrillion times higher than what was observed. In this video, Fermilab's Dr. Don Lincoln explains how it is that the theory predicts that the mass is so large and gives at least one possible theoretical idea that might solve the problem. Whether the proposed idea is the answer or not, this question must be answered by experiments at the LHC or today's entire theoretical paradigm could be in jeopardy.

  10. Organic Superconductors

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    Charles Mielke

    2009-02-27

    Intense magnetic fields are an essential tool for understanding layered superconductors. Fundamental electronic properties of organic superconductors are revealed in intense (60 tesla) magnetic fields. Properties such as the topology of the Fermi surface and the nature of the superconducting order parameter are revealed. With modest maximum critical temperatures~13K the charge transfer salt organic superconductors prove to be incredibly valuable materials as their electronically clean nature and layered (highly anisotropic) structures yield insights to the high temperature superconductors. Observation of de Haas-van Alphen and Shubnikov-de Haas quantum oscillatory phenomena, magnetic field induced superconductivity and re-entrant superconductivity are some of the physical phenomena observed in the charge transfer organic superconductors. In this talk, I will discuss the nature of organic superconductors and give an overview of the generation of intense magnetic fields; from the 60 tesla millisecond duration to the extreme 1000 tesla microsecond pulsed magnetic fields.

  11. Magnet Lattice Design for the Transmission of Power Using Particle Beams

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    Marley, Daniel; /North Carolina State U. /SLAC

    2012-08-24

    As the amount of electricity generated by renewable energy sources continues to increase, the current method of power transmission will not serve as an adequate method for transmitting power over very long distances. A new method for transmitting power is proposed using particle beams in a storage ring. Particle beams offer an incredibly energy efficient alternative to transmission lines in transmitting power over very long distances. A thorough investigation of the magnet lattice design for this storage ring is presented. The design demonstrates the ability to design a ring with stable orbits over a 381.733 km circumference. Double bend achromats and FODO cells are implemented to achieve appropriate {beta} functions and dispersion functions for 9-11 GeV electron beams.

  12. Science & Technology Review December 2007

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    Chinn, D J

    2007-10-24

    This month's issue has the following articles: (1) Homeland Security Begins Abroad--Commentary by John C. Doesburg; (2) Out of Harm's Way--New physical protection and accountability systems, together with a focus on security, safeguard nuclear materials in the Russian Federation; (3) A Calculated Journey to the Center of the Earth--Determining the permeability of partially melted metals in a mineral matrix unlocks secrets about the formation of Earth's core; (4) Wireless That Works--Communication technologies using ultrawideband radar are improving national security; and (5) Power to the People--Edward Teller envisioned safe and plentiful nuclear power for peaceful applications.

  13. A review of "Images of the Feminine in Rembrandt’s Work." by Anat Gilboa, 

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    Lisa Rosenthal

    2005-01-01

    , and Michael Zell, and catalogues from several exhibitions including Rembrandt?s Journey: Painter, Draftsman, Etcher (Boston/Chicago 2003-04) and Rembrandt?s Women (Edinburgh/London 2003), and to the growing literature on the rep- resentation of gender... in seventeenth-century art. Originally written as a disser- tation for the author?s doctorate from the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Gilboa?s book aims to cover a broad array of paintings, prints and drawings while maintaining its organizing focus...

  14. The Cost of Improving Gas Supply Security in the Baltic States

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    Noël, Pierre; Findlater, Sachi; Chyong, Chi Kong

    2012-01-23

     days, according to cases Efficiency of the system [5] Calculated as [heat energy out ]/[ energy value of gas in]. Raw data  obtained from Estonian National Statistics and applied to all three  countries. Note that for boilers and turbines there is a 1... source. The journey time given here is for Arzew port in Algeria to the Baltic Coast. Daily transit volume boil off [%] [7] Information obtained from LNG industry experts. mcm per 125tcm vessel [once regasified] [8] The volume of LNG is approximately 600...

  15. Southern Enclave Issue 51 

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    1998-01-01

    recently portrayed Anne Frank on Broadway) is a queen (J1 a distant planet. The p1anet gets invaded by bad guys. and Jedi knights come to her rescue. Among the heroes are Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor from "frainspotting') and a young Anakin Skywa... the sites," she says. "He's worki.'lg 00 the edit ing and special effects for Episode I, and writing Episode 2." (Episodes 2 and 3, which will probably focus on the romance between Anakin and the II queen, and Anakin's jOurney to the Dark Side...

  16. Nuclear Structure at the Limits

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    Nazarewicz, W.

    1998-01-12

    One of the frontiers of today?s nuclear science is the ?journey to the limits? of atomic charge and nuclear mass, of neutron-to-proton ratio, and of angular momentum. The tour to the limits is not only a quest for new, exciting phenomena, but the new data are expected, as well, to bring qualitatively new information about the fundamental properties of the nucleonic many-body system, the nature of the nuclear interaction, and nucleonic correlations at various energy-distance scales. In this series of lectures, current developments in nuclear structure at the limits are discussed from a theoretical perspective, mainly concentrating on medium-mass and heavy nuclei.

  17. Nuclear Structure at the Limits

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    Nazarewicz, Witold

    1997-12-31

    One of the frontiers of today`s nuclear science is the ``journey to the limits``: of atomic charge and nuclear mass, of neutron-to-proton ratio, and of angular momentum. The tour to the limits is not only a quest for new, exciting phenomena but the new data are expected, as well, to bring qualitatively new information about the fundamental properties of the nucleonic many-body system, the nature of the nuclear interaction, and nucleonic correlations at various energy-distance scales. In this talk, current developments in nuclear structure at the limits are discussed from a theoretical perspective.

  18. Do U.S. tariff reductions explain rising wage inequality?: The case of U.S. tariffs on imports from countries having free trade agreements with the U.S.

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    Kitaoka, Hisaya

    2008-07-28

    at the University of Kansas, I am going to complete the Ph.D. program in May, 2008 and leave for another journey of my life. I am grateful to them for all their helps and supports. I would like to express my sincere and special thanks to Professor Joseph... made me easier to walk though the difficult time of my study in Ph.D. program, especially while I was on the job market. She is a great graduate director. vi Table of Content Abstract...

  19. Succession to school leadership: challenge and response for principals 

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    Berry, Brenda Anne Russell

    2004-09-30

    on the journey through our coursework and the completion of my record of study. Thank you for pushing me. You are the best. viii Without the guidance and influence of some other very significant people in my life, I would never be at this point..., and experience. Procedures Written permission and support from the superintendent?s designee to conduct this research in the district was obtained. Following a face-to-face meeting, each participant received and signed a copy of a participant consent form...

  20. Father Estevao Cacella's Report on Bhutan in 1627

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    Baillie, Luiza Maria

    1999-01-01

    where the terrain allowed this, and soon we saw through the trees a great number of people waiting to welcome us and we heard the sound of (Fol. 8) cornets and trumpets similar to the instruments used in their festivals. Here there were a hundred... 3 journey through Bhutan, which would eventually take them to Tibet where they founded a mission in Shigatse, the seat of the Panchen Lama and of the great Tibetan monastery of Tashilhunpo. Cacella arrived in Shigatse in November 1627 and Cabral...

  1. Rock Chalk Report, March 6, 2013

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    2013-03-06

    WEB VERSION JOIN THE WILLIAMS EDUCATION FUND VISIT THE KU STORE BUY TICKETS March 06, 2013 Jayhawks Head to Fayetteville for NCAA Indoor Championships The second-ranked Kansas women’s track & field team will journey... to Fayetteville, Ark. this weekend as it searches for the program’s first team title at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships March 8-9. Nine individuals and one relay team will compete in 10 events for the Kansas women while one KU male will make the trip...

  2. A Beggar’s Ride: Tales From Within the Herd 

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    Jensen, Katie Laurie

    2012-02-14

    people, early Mormons who crossed the ocean, then the plains?driven by horsepower? looking for a haven, finding themselves in the process. Their journeys all began with a dream, a wish. And just like the old adage said: if wishes were horses... that riding on Sunday was out of the question to our devout Mormon parents?in their minds, it was way too much fun and therefore, breaking the Sabbath?so we waited agitatedly for the next morning. As the most adventurous sibling claiming motorbike...

  3. The Gaia Mission, Binary Stars and Exoplanets

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    Eyer, Laurent; Holl, Berry; North, Pierre; Zucker, Shay; Evans, Dafydd W; Pourbaix, Dimitri; Hodgkin, Simon T; Thuillot, William; Mowlavi, Nami; Carry, Benoit

    2015-01-01

    On the 19th of December 2013, the Gaia spacecraft was successfully launched by a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana and started its amazing journey to map and characterise one billion celestial objects with its one billion pixel camera. In this presentation, we briefly review the general aims of the mission and describe what has happened since launch, including the Ecliptic Pole scanning mode. We also focus especially on binary stars, starting with some basic observational aspects, and then turning to the remarkable harvest that Gaia is expected to yield for these objects.

  4. MHK Projects/Greenwave Rhode Island Ocean Wave Energy Project | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View NewTexas:Montezuma,Information MHKMHK5 < MHK Projects JumpDevelopmentJourney <

  5. MHK Projects/Gujarat | 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 View NewTexas:Montezuma,Information MHKMHK5 < MHK Projects JumpDevelopmentJourneyGujarat

  6. The Kanatzidis - Chang Cell: dye sensitized all solid state solar cell |

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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 RoomPreservationBio-Inspired Solar FuelTechnologyTel: Name:Department of Energy The Journey

  7. The Karst and Related Issues at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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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 RoomPreservationBio-Inspired Solar FuelTechnologyTel: Name:Department of Energy The Journey

  8. The Lab

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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 RoomPreservationBio-Inspired Solar FuelTechnologyTel: Name:Department of Energy The JourneyThe

  9. L'esperimento AMS parte per la prima tappa della missione spaziale, Ginevra, 12 febbraio 2010

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    CERN Video Productions

    2010-01-01

    Geneva, 12 February 2010. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) left CERN1 this morning on the first leg of its journey to the International Space Station (ISS). A special convoy carrying the experiment is due to arrive at the European Space Agency's research and technology centre, ESTEC, at Noordwijk in the Netherlands in six days time. Once there, the detector will undergo testing of its ability to survive a shuttle lift-off and to operate in space. Twenty members of the AMS collaboration will accompany the detector on its journey. Construction of the AMS detector components was carried out by an international team with significant contributions from CERN Member States France, Germany, Italy, Portugal Spain and Switzerland, as well as China, China (Taipei) and the USA. Assembly was carried out at CERN with help from the Laboratory’s engineering services. From 4 February until Tuesday morning, the detector was put through its paces using a test beam from the Super Proton Synchrotron accelerator. This was t...

  10. National Criticality Experiments Research Center: Capability and Status

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    Hayes, David K. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Myers, William L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-12

    After seven years, the former Los Alamos Critical Experiments Facility (LACEF), or Pajarito Site, has reopened for business as the National Criticality Experiments Research Center (NCERC) at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). Four critical assembly machines (Comet, Planet, Flat-Top, and Godiva-IV) made the journey from Los Alamos to the NNSS. All four machines received safety system upgrades along with new digital control systems. Between these machines, systems ranging from the thermal through the intermediate to the fast spectrum may be assembled. Steady-State, transient, and super-prompt critical conditions may be explored. NCERC is the sole remaining facility in the United States capable of conducting general-purpose nuclear materials handling including the construction and operation of high-multiplication assemblies, delayed critical assemblies, and prompt critical assemblies. Reconstitution of the unique capabilities at NCERC ensures the viability of (1) The Nuclear Renaissance, (2) Stockpile Stewardship, and (3) and the next generation of criticality experimentalists.

  11. Science & Technology Review April/May 2009

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    Bearinger, J P

    2009-03-23

    This month's issue has the following articles: (1) Leveraging the National Ignition Facility to Meet the Climate-Energy Challenge--Commentary by George H. Miller; (2) The Journey into a New Era of Scientific Discoveries--The world's largest laser is dedicated on May 29, 2009; (3) Safe and Sustainable Energy with LIFE--A revolutionary technology to generate electricity, modeled after the National Ignition Facility, could either be a pure fusion energy source or combine the best of fusion and fission energy; (4) A Simulated Rehearsal for Battle--Livermore's Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation is the most widely used tactical model in the world; (5) Improving Catalysis with a 'Noble' Material--By infusing carbon aerogels with platinum, researchers have produced a more affordable and efficient catalytic material; and (6) A Time Machine for Fast Neutrons--A new, robust time-projection chamber that provides directional detection of fast neutrons could greatly improve search methods for nuclear materials.

  12. Comparison of glass surfaces as a countertop material to existing surfaces

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    Turo, Laura A.; Winschell, Abigail E.

    2011-09-01

    Gleen Glass, a small production glass company that creates countertops, was selected for the Technology Assistance Program through Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Gleen Glass was seeking material property analysis comparing glass as a countertop material to current surfaces (i.e. marble, granite and engineered stone). With samples provided from Gleen Glass, testing was done on granite, marble, and 3 different glass surfaces ('Journey,' 'Pebble,' and 'Gleen'). Results showed the glass surfaces have a lower density, lower water absorption, and are stronger in compressive and flexural tests as compared to granite and marble. Thermal shock tests showed the glass failed when objects with a high thermal mass are placed directly on them, whereas marble and granite did not fracture under these conditions.

  13. 2-branes with Arnold-Beltrami Fluxes from Minimal D=7 Supergravity

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    Fre, Pietro

    2015-01-01

    We describe this paper as a Sentimental Journey from Hydrodynamics to Supergravity. Beltrami equation in three dimensions that plays a key role in the hydrodynamics of incompressible fluids has an unsuspected relation with minimal supergravity in seven dimensions. We show that just D=7 supergravity and no other theory with the same field content but different coefficients in the lagrangian, admits exact two-brane solutions where Arnold-Beltrami fluxes in the transverse directions have been switched on. The rich variety of discrete groups that classify the solutions of Beltrami equation, namely the eigenfunctions of the *d operator on a three-torus, are by this newly discovered token injected into the brane world. A new quite extensive playing ground opens up for supergravity and for its dual gauge theories in three dimensions, where all classical fields and all quantum composite operators will be assigned to irreducible representations of discrete crystallographic groups.

  14. 2-branes with Arnold-Beltrami Fluxes from Minimal D=7 Supergravity

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    Pietro Fre; Alexander S. Sorin

    2015-04-26

    We describe this paper as a Sentimental Journey from Hydrodynamics to Supergravity. Beltrami equation in three dimensions that plays a key role in the hydrodynamics of incompressible fluids has an unsuspected relation with minimal supergravity in seven dimensions. We show that just D=7 supergravity and no other theory with the same field content but different coefficients in the lagrangian, admits exact two-brane solutions where Arnold-Beltrami fluxes in the transverse directions have been switched on. The rich variety of discrete groups that classify the solutions of Beltrami equation, namely the eigenfunctions of the *d operator on a three-torus, are by this newly discovered token injected into the brane world. A new quite extensive playing ground opens up for supergravity and for its dual gauge theories in three dimensions, where all classical fields and all quantum composite operators will be assigned to irreducible representations of discrete crystallographic groups.

  15. The structure of Sindbis virus produced from vertebrate and invertabrate hosts determined by small angle neutron scattering

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    He, Lilin [ORNL; Piper, Amanda [North Carolina State University; Meilleur, Flora [ORNL; Myles, Dean A A [ORNL; Hernandez, Raquel [North Carolina State University; Brown, Dennis [North Carolina State University; Heller, William T [ORNL

    2010-01-01

    The complex natural cycle of vectored viruses that transition between host species, such as between insects and mammals, makes understanding the full life cycle of the virus an incredibly complex problem. Sindbis virus, an arbovirus and prototypic alphavirus having an inner protein shell and an outer glycoprotein coat separated by a lipid membrane, is one example of a vectored virus that transitions between vertebrate and insect hosts. While evidence of host-specific differences in Sindbis virus has been observed, no work has been performed to characterize the impact of the host species on the structure of the virus. Here, we report the first study of the structural differences between Sindbis viruses grown in mammalian and insect cells, which were determined by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), a nondestructive technique that did not decrease the infectivity of the Sindbis virus particles studied. The scattering data and modeling showed that, while the radial position of the lipid bilayer did not change significantly, it was possible to conclude that it did have significantly more cholesterol when the virus was grown in mammalian cells. Additionally, the outer protein coat was found to be more extended in the mammalian Sindbis virus. The SANS data also demonstrated that the RNA and nucleocapsid protein share a closer interaction in the mammalian-cell-grown virus than in the virus from insect cells.

  16. Thermal radio emission from novae & symbiotics with the Square Kilometre Array

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    O'Brien, Tim; Chomiuk, Laura; Ribeiro, Valerio; Bode, Michael; Sokoloski, Jennifer; Woudt, Patrick

    2015-01-01

    The thermal radio emission of novae during outburst enables us to derive fundamental quantities such as the ejected mass, kinetic energy, and density profile of the ejecta. Recent observations with newly-upgraded facilities such as the VLA and e-MERLIN are just beginning to reveal the incredibly complex processes of mass ejection in novae (ejections appear to often proceed in multiple phases and over prolonged timescales). Symbiotic stars can also exhibit outbursts, which are sometimes accompanied by the expulsion of material in jets. However, unlike novae, the long-term thermal radio emission of symbiotics originates in the wind of the giant secondary star, which is irradiated by the hot white dwarf. The effect of the white dwarf on the giant's wind is strongly time variable, and the physical mechanism driving these variations remains a mystery (possibilities include accretion instabilities and time-variable nuclear burning on the white dwarf's surface). The exquisite sensitivity of SKA1 will enable us to su...

  17. Delivering Insight The History of the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative

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    Larzelere II, A R

    2007-01-03

    The history of the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) tells of the development of computational simulation into a third fundamental piece of the scientific method, on a par with theory and experiment. ASCI did not invent the idea, nor was it alone in bringing it to fruition. But ASCI provided the wherewithal - hardware, software, environment, funding, and, most of all, the urgency - that made it happen. On October 1, 2005, the Initiative completed its tenth year of funding. The advances made by ASCI over its first decade are truly incredible. Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia National Laboratories, along with leadership provided by the Department of Energy's Defense Programs Headquarters, fundamentally changed computational simulation and how it is used to enable scientific insight. To do this, astounding advances were made in simulation applications, computing platforms, and user environments. ASCI dramatically changed existing - and forged new - relationships, both among the Laboratories and with outside partners. By its tenth anniversary, despite daunting challenges, ASCI had accomplished all of the major goals set at its beginning. The history of ASCI is about the vision, leadership, endurance, and partnerships that made these advances possible.

  18. Fungal biology: compiling genomes and exploiting them

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    Labbe, Jessy L; Uehling, Jessie K; Payen, Thibaut; Plett, Jonathan

    2014-01-01

    The last 10 years have seen the cost of sequencing complete genomes decrease at an incredible speed. This has led to an increase in the number of genomes sequenced in all the fungal tree of life as well as a wide variety of plant genomes. The increase in sequencing has permitted us to study the evolution of organisms on a genomic scale. A number of talks during the conference discussed the importance of transposable elements (TEs) that are present in almost all species of fungi. These TEs represent an especially large percentage of genomic space in fungi that interact with plants. Thierry Rouxel (INRA, Nancy, France) showed the link between speciation in the Leptosphaeria complex and the expansion of TE families. For example in the Leptosphaeria complex, one species associated with oilseed rape has experienced a recent and massive burst of movement by a few TE families. The alterations caused by these TEs took place in discrete regions of the genome leading to shuffling of the genomic landscape and the appearance of genes specific to the species, such as effectors useful for the interactions with a particular plant (Rouxel et al., 2011). Other presentations showed the importance of TEs in affecting genome organization. For example, in Amanita different species appear to have been invaded by different TE families (Veneault-Fourrey & Martin, 2011).

  19. K-25 D and D Challenges - 12170

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    Eidam, Greg [Bechtel National, Inc. (United States)

    2012-07-01

    Decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) of the K-25 former gaseous diffusion plant provides lessons learned applicable to other D and D projects in the DOE Complex. The 175,000- square-meter, 1.6-kilometer-long building is contaminated with highly enriched uranium (HEU), Tc-99, trace quantities of other fission products, asbestos, PCBs, and other hazardous wastes. Safety challenges include deteriorated electrical systems, significant structural degradation, and criticality and exposure risks. The project completely revised the D and D approach after a worker fell through an operating floor and was seriously injured. For protection from deteriorated building conditions, the project reduced the number of workers in the facility, limited their hours in the building, and installed nets and barriers to protect them from falls through weakened floors and from falling material. The new plan involved removing high-risk components, removing motors and compressors, and demolishing the building from the outside with heavy equipment with most of the piping and components inside the building during demolition. The team provided temporary electrical power; reconfigured the criticality alarm system; upgraded security; performed sampling and analysis to locate and characterize HEU deposits and Tc-99; and, to establish 'criticality incredible' conditions, conducted a nondestructive assay program and injected foam into equipment and piping as a contamination fixative. (authors)

  20. QER- Comment of Beth Markens 1

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    I'm writing to state that New England does not need to draw energy from "natural" gas out of the Marcellus Shale. This so called "natural" gas is increasingly unconventional gas. It is well known that gas from the Marcellus Shale is exponentially higher in radioactivity. This poses a severe health risk to Massachusetts residents in a number of ways. Pipelines leak. And proposed pipelines will run through all of our aquifers and watersheds. There is a disproportionately high level of environmental damage, ruining of drinking water, difficulties of disposing of ruined drinking water, and an obscenely high emission from both wellheads and pipelines. As a Master's level nursing professional, I feel this is incredibly dangerous and a foolhardy method for a small number of individuals to gain an obscene amount of private wealth while the rest of us face enormous consequences. Massachusetts does not need to become the shipping grid for the Marcellus Shale. And this seems like a ploy by two big investment companies to exploit eminent domain for private profit. I have great concern for the health and well-being of citizens of Massachusetts. It certainly seems like a plan to euthanize citizens. --Beth Ashley Markens, RN

  1. Gas retention and release behavior in Hanford single-shell waste tanks

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    Stewart, C.W.; Brewster, M.E.; Gauglitz, P.A.; Mahoney, L.A.; Meyer, P.A.; Recknagle, K.P.; Reid, H.C.

    1996-12-01

    This report describes the current understanding of flammable gas retention and release in Hanford single-shell waste tanks based on theory, experimental results, and observations of tank behavior. The single-shell tanks likely to pose a flammable gas hazard are listed and described, and photographs of core extrusions and the waste surface are included. The credible mechanisms for significant flammable gas releases are described, and release volumes and rates are quantified as much as possible. The only mechanism demonstrably capable of producing large ({approximately}100 m{sup 3}) spontaneous gas releases is the buoyant displacement, which occurs only in tanks with a relatively deep layer of supernatant liquid. Only the double-shell tanks currently satisfy this condition. All release mechanisms believed plausible in single-shell tanks have been investigated, and none have the potential for large spontaneous gas releases. Only small spontaneous gas releases of several cubic meters are likely by these mechanisms. The reasons several other postulated gas release mechanisms are implausible or incredible are also given.

  2. Metal Organic Framework Research: High Throughput Discovery of Robust Metal Organic Framework for CO2 Capture

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    None

    2010-08-01

    IMPACCT Project: LBNL is developing a method for identifying the best metal organic frameworks for use in capturing CO2 from the flue gas of coal-fired power plants. Metal organic frameworks are porous, crystalline compounds that, based on their chemical structure, vary considerably in terms of their capacity to grab hold of passing CO2 molecules and their ability to withstand the harsh conditions found in the gas exhaust of coal-fired power plants. Owing primarily to their high tunability, metal organic frameworks can have an incredibly wide range of different chemical and physical properties, so identifying the best to use for CO2 capture and storage can be a difficult task. LBNL uses high-throughput instrumentation to analyze nearly 100 materials at a time, screening them for the characteristics that optimize their ability to selectively adsorb CO2 from coal exhaust. Their work will identify the most promising frameworks and accelerate their large-scale commercial development to benefit further research into reducing the cost of CO2 capture and storage.

  3. Constraining dark matter sub-structure with the dynamics of astrophysical systems

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    González-Morales, Alma X. [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM, A.P. 70-543, 04510, Ciudad Universitaria, D.F. (Mexico); Valenzuela, Octavio [Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, A.P. 70-264, 04510, Ciudad Universitaria, D.F. (Mexico); Aguilar, Luis A., E-mail: alma.gonzalez@nucleares.unam.mx, E-mail: octavio@astro.unam.mx, E-mail: aguilar@astrosen.unam.mx [Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, A.P. 877, 22860, Ensenada, B.C. (Mexico)

    2013-03-01

    The accuracy of the measurements of some astrophysical dynamical systems allows to constrain the existence of incredibly small gravitational perturbations. In particular, the internal Solar System dynamics (planets, Earth-Moon) opens up the possibility, for the first time, to prove the abundance, mass and size, of dark sub-structures at the Earth vicinity. We find that adopting the standard dark matter density, its local distribution can be composed by sub-solar mass halos with no currently measurable dynamical consequences, regardless of the mini-halo fraction. On the other hand, it is possible to exclude the presence of dark streams with linear mass densities higher than ?{sub st} > 10{sup ?10}M{sub ?}/AU (about the Earth mass spread along the diameter of the SS up to the Kuiper belt). In addition, we review the dynamics of wide binaries inside the dwarf spheroidal galaxies in the Milky Way. The dynamics of such kind of binaries seem to be compatible with the presence of a huge fraction of dark sub-structure, thus their existence is not a sharp discriminant of the dark matter hypothesis as been claimed before. However, there are regimes where the constraints from different astrophysical systems may reveal the sub-structure mass function cut-off scale.

  4. Criticality safety strategy for the Fuel Cycle Facility electrorefiner at Argonne National Laboratory, West

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    Mariani, R.D.; Benedict, R.W. [Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Lell, R.M.; Turski, R.B.; Fujita, E.K. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

    1993-09-01

    The Integral Fast Reactor being developed by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) combines the advantages of metal-fueled, liquid-metal-cooled reactors and a closed fuel cycle. Presently, the Fuel Cycle Facility (FCF) at ANL-West in Idaho Falls, Idaho is being modified to recycle spent metallic fuel from Experimental Breeder Reactor II as part of a demonstration project sponsored by the Department of Energy. A key component of the FCF is the electrorefiner (ER) in which the actinides are separated from the fission products. In the electrorefining process, the metal fuel is anodically dissolved into a high-temperature molten salt and refined uranium or uranium/plutonium products are deposited at cathodes. In this report, the criticality safety strategy for the FCF ER is summarized. FCF ER operations and processes formed the basis for evaluating criticality safety and control during actinide metal fuel refining. In order to show criticality safety for the FCF ER, the reference operating conditions for the ER had to be defined. Normal operating envelopes (NOES) were then defined to bracket the important operating conditions. To keep the operating conditions within their NOES, process controls were identified that can be used to regulate the actinide forms and content within the ER. A series of operational checks were developed for each operation that wig verify the extent or success of an operation. The criticality analysis considered the ER operating conditions at their NOE values as the point of departure for credible and incredible failure modes. As a result of the analysis, FCF ER operations were found to be safe with respect to criticality.

  5. Cleaning up the Legacy of the Cold War: Plutonium Oxides and the Role of Synchrotron Radiation Research

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    Clark, David Lewis

    2015-01-21

    The deceptively simple binary formula of AnO2 belies an incredibly complex structural nature, and propensity to form mixed-valent, nonstoichiometric phases of composition AnO2±x. For plutonium, the very formation of PuO2+x has challenged a long-established dogma, and raised fundamental questions for long-term storage and environmental migration. This presentation covers two aspects of Los Alamos synchrotron radiation studies of plutonium oxides: (1) the structural chemistry of laboratory-prepared AnO2+x systems (An = U, Pu; 0 ? x ? 0.25) determined through a combination of x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (XAFS) and x-ray scattering of laboratory prepared samples; and (2) the application of synchrotron radiation towards the decontamination and decommissioning of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site. Making the case for particle transport mechanisms as the basis of plutonium and americium mobility, rather than aqueous sorption-desorption processes, established a successful scientific basis for the dominance of physical transport processes by wind and water. The scientific basis was successful because it was in agreement with general theory on insolubility of PuO2 in oxidation state IV, results of ultrafiltration analyses of field water/sediment samples, XAFS analyses of soil, sediment, and concrete samples, and was also in general agreement with on-site monitoring data. This understanding allowed Site contractors to rapidly move to application of soil erosion and sediment transport models as the means of predicting plutonium and americium transport, which led to design and application of site-wide soil erosion control technology to help control downstream concentrations of plutonium and americium in streamflow.

  6. Ferrocyanide safety program: An assessment of the possibility of ferrocyanide sludge dryout

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    Epstein, M.; Fauske, H.K. [Fauske and Associates, Inc., Burr Ridge, IL (United States); Dickinson, D.R.; Crippen, M.D.; McCormack, J.D.; Cash, R.J.; Meacham, J.E. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Simmons, C.S. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

    1994-09-01

    Much attention has been focused on the Hanford Site radioactive waste storage tanks as a results of problems that have been envisioned for them. One problem is the potential chemical reaction between ferrocyanide precipitate particles and nitrates in the absence of water. This report addresses the question of whether dryout of a portion of ferrocyanide sludge would render it potentially reactive. Various sludge dryout mechanisms were examined to determine if any of them could occur. The mechanisms are: (1) bulk heating of the entire sludge inventory to its boiling point; (2) loss of liquid to the atmosphere via sludge surface evaporation; (3) local drying by boiling in a hot spot region; (4) sludge drainage through a leak in the tank wall; and (5) local drying by evaporation from a warm segment of surface sludge. From the simple analyses presented in this report and more detailed published analyses, it is evident that global loss of water from bulk heating of the sludge to its boiling point or from surface evaporation and vapor transport to the outside air is not credible. Also, from the analyses presented in this report and experimental and analytical work presented elsewhere, it is evident that formation of a dry local or global region of sludge as a result of tank leakage (draining of interstitial liquid) is not possible. Finally, and most importantly, it is concluded that formation of dry local regions in the ferrocyanide sludge by local hot spots or warm surface regions is not possible. The conclusion that local or global dryout is incredible is consistent with four decades of waste storage history, during which sludge temperature have gradually decreased or remained constant and the sludge moisture content has been retained. 54 refs.

  7. THE ENIGMATIC YOUNG, LOW-MASS VARIABLE TWA 30

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    Looper, Dagny L.; Rayner, John; Pitts, Mark A.; Mohanty, Subhanjoy; Bochanski, John J.; Burgasser, Adam J.; Mamajek, Eric E.; Herczeg, Gregory J.; West, Andrew A.; Faherty, Jacqueline K.; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy

    2010-05-01

    TWA 30 is a remarkable young (7 {+-} 3 Myr), low-mass (0.12 {+-} 0.04 M{sub sun}), late-type star (M5 {+-} 1) residing 42 {+-} 2 pc away from the Sun in the TW Hydrae Association (TWA). It shows strong outflow spectral signatures such as [S II], [O I], [O II], [O III], and Mg I], while exhibiting weak H{alpha} emission (-6.8 {+-} 1.2 A). Emission lines of [S II] and [O I] are common to T Tauri stars still residing in their natal molecular clouds, while [O III] and Mg I] emission lines are incredibly rare in this same population; in the case of TWA 30, these latter lines may arise from new outflow material colliding into older outflow fronts. The weak H{alpha} emission and small radial velocity shifts of line emission relative to the stellar frame of rest (generally {approx_lt}10 km s{sup -1}) suggest that the disk is viewed close to edge-on and that the stellar axis may be inclined to the disk, similar to the AA Tau system, based on its temporal changes in emission/absorption line strengths/profiles and variable reddening (A{sub V} = 1.5-9.0). The strong Li absorption (0.61 {+-} 0.13 A) and common kinematics with members of the TWA confirm its age and membership to the association. Given the properties of this system such as its proximity, low mass, remarkable outflow signatures, variability, and edge-on configuration, this system is a unique case study at a critical time in disk evolution and planet-building processes.

  8. A flexible scintillation light apparatus for rare event searches

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    Valter Bonvicini; Silvia Capelli; Oliviero Cremonesi; Giacomo Cucciati; Luca Gironi; Maura Pavan; Ezio Previtali; Monica Sisti

    2014-07-17

    Compelling experimental evidences of neutrino oscillations and their implication that neutrinos are massive particles have given neutrinoless double beta decay a central role in astroparticle physics. In fact, the discovery of this elusive decay would be a major breakthrough, unveiling that neutrino and antineutrino are the same particle and that the lepton number is not conserved. It would also impact our efforts to establish the absolute neutrino mass scale and, ultimately, understand elementary particle interaction unification. All current experimental programs to search for neutrinoless double beta decay are facing with the technical and financial challenge of increasing the experimental mass while maintaining incredibly low levels of spurious background. The new concept described in this paper could be the answer which combines all the features of an ideal experiment: energy resolution, low cost mass scalability, isotope choice flexibility and many powerful handles to make the background negligible. The proposed technology is based on the use of arrays of silicon detectors cooled to 120 K to optimize the collection of the scintillation light emitted by ultra-pure crystals. It is shown that with a 54 kg array of natural CaMoO4 scintillation detectors of this type it is possible to yield a competitive sensitivity on the half-life of the neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo as high as ~10E24 years in only one year of data taking. The same array made of 40CaMoO4 scintillation detectors (to get rid of the continuous background coming from the two neutrino double beta decay of 48Ca) will instead be capable of achieving the remarkable sensitivity of ~10E25 years on the half-life of 100Mo neutrinoless double beta decay in only one year of measurement.

  9. Dynamical Friction on Star Clusters near the Galactic Center

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    Sungsoo S. Kim; Mark Morris

    2003-07-14

    Numerical simulations of the dynamical friction suffered by a star cluster near the Galactic center have been performed with a parallelized tree code. Gerhard (2001) has suggested that dynamical friction, which causes a cluster to lose orbital energy and spiral in towards the galactic center, may explain the presence of a cluster of very young stars in the central parsec, where star formation might be prohibitively difficult owing to strong tidal forces. The clusters modeled in our simulations have an initial total mass of 10^5-10^6 Msun and initial galactocentric radii of 2.5-30 pc. We have identified a few simulations in which dynamical friction indeed brings a cluster to the central parsec, although this is only possible if the cluster is either very massive (~10^6 Msun), or is formed near the central parsec ( 10^6 Msun pc-3). The initial core collapse and segregation of massive stars into the cluster core, which typically happens on a much shorter time scale than that characterizing the dynamical inspiral of the cluster toward the Galactic center, can provide the requisite high density. Furthermore, because it is the cluster core which is most likely to survive the cluster disintegration during its journey inwards, this can help account for the observed distribution of presumably massive HeI stars in the central parsec.

  10. Low-frequency type II radio detections and coronagraph data to describe and forecast the propagation of 71 CMEs/shocks

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    Cremades, H; Cyr, O C St; Xie, H; Kaiser, M L; Gopalswamy, N

    2015-01-01

    The vulnerability of technology on which present society relies demands that a solar event, its time of arrival at Earth, and its degree of geoeffectiveness be promptly forecasted. Motivated by improving predictions of arrival times at Earth of shocks driven by coronal mass ejections (CMEs), we have analyzed 71 Earth-directed events in different stages of their propagation. The study is primarily based on approximated locations of interplanetary (IP) shocks derived from type II radio emissions detected by the Wind/WAVES experiment during 1997-2007. Distance-time diagrams resulting from the combination of white-light corona, IP type II radio, and in situ data lead to the formulation of descriptive profiles of each CME's journey toward Earth. Furthermore, two different methods to track and predict the location of CME-driven IP shocks are presented. The linear method, solely based on Wind/WAVES data, arises after key modifications to a pre-existing technique that linearly projects the drifting low-frequency type...

  11. Imprinting Hatchery Reared Salmon and Steelhead Trout for Homing, Volume I of III; Narrative, 1978-1983 Final Report.

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    Slatick, Emil; Gilbreath, Lyle G.; Harmon, Jerrel R. (Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Coastal Zone and Estuarine Studies Division, Seattle, WA)

    1988-02-01

    The National Marine Fisheries Service began conducting homing research on Pacific salmon and steelhead. Over 4 million juvenile salmon and steelhead were marked and released, and 23 individual experiments were conducted. The research had the following objectives: (1) develop the techniques for imprinting homing cues while increasing survival of hatchery reared salmonids and (2) provide fishery managers with the information necessary to increase the returns of salmon and steelhead to the Columbia River system and to effectively distribute these fish to the various user groups. Our imprint methods were grouped into three general categories: (1) natural migration imprint from a hatchery of origin or an alternate homing site (by allowing fish to volitionally travel downstream through the river on their seaward journey), (2) single exposure imprinting (cueing fish to a single unique water supply with or without mechanical stimuli prior to transport and release), and (3) sequential exposure imprinting (cueing fish to two or more water sources in a step-by-step process to establish a series of signposts for the route ''home''). With variations, all three techniques were used with all salmonid groups tested: coho salmon, spring and fall chinook salmon, and steelhead. For the single and sequential imprint, fish were transported around a portion of their normal migration route before releasing them into the Columbia River.

  12. An Ansatz Regarding Relativistic Space Travel Part II-Propulsion Realities

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    Murad, Paul A

    2008-01-21

    Travel to the stars can involve a perilous journey in an unfriendly space-time continuum that can include singularities, nonlinear events, gravity as a function of both position and vehicle velocity, and extra dimensional effects discussed in Part I. Such a device may possibly use field propulsion technology. Although several field propulsion schemes exist, a proposed candidate is based upon using an electromagnetic drive that uses a rotating magnetic field superimposed on the spacecraft's stationary or static electric field. This is comparable to a Searl generator and the field interaction would generate an electromagnetic vortex to create nonlinear gravitational effects possibly due to an inverse Gertsenshtein relationship to push against the intrinsic gravitational field of a planet. Moreover, changing alignment of the magnetic field axis with the electric field will induce a margin of lateral controllability. Issues such as assessing this combined effect of using both electric and magnetic fields are discussed. Finally, the need for experimental data is stressed to validate these otherwise very speculative theoretical notions.

  13. Pioneer Anomaly and the Kuiper Belt mass distribution

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    O. Bertolami; P. Vieira

    2006-06-18

    Pioneer 10 and 11 were the first probes sent to study the outer planets of the Solar System and Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to leave the Solar System. Besides their already epic journeys, Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft were subjected to an unaccounted effect interpreted as a constant acceleration toward the Sun, the so-called Pioneer anomaly. One of the possibilities put forward for explaining the Pioneer anomaly is the gravitational acceleration of the Kuiper Belt. In this work we examine this hypothesis for various models for the Kuiper Belt mass distribution. We find that the gravitational effect due to the Kuiper Belt cannot account for the Pioneer anomaly. Furthermore, we have also studied the hypothesis that drag forces can explain the the Pioneer anomaly; however we conclude that the density required for producing the Pioneer anomaly is many orders of magnitude greater than those of interplanetary and interstellar dust. Our conclusions suggest that only through a mission, the Pioneer anomaly can be confirmed and further investigated. If a mission with these aims is ever sent to space, it turns out, on account of our results, that it will be also a quite interesting probe to study the mass distribution of the Kuiper Belt.

  14. THREE-DIMENSIONAL LAGRANGIAN TURBULENT DIFFUSION OF DUST GRAINS IN A PROTOPLANETARY DISK: METHOD AND FIRST APPLICATIONS

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    Charnoz, Sebastien; Aleon, Jerome

    2011-08-10

    In order to understand how the chemical and isotopic compositions of dust grains in a gaseous turbulent protoplanetary disk are altered during their journey in the disk, it is important to determine their individual trajectories. We study here the dust-diffusive transport using Lagrangian numerical simulations using the popular 'turbulent diffusion' formalism. However, it is naturally expressed in an Eulerian form, which does not allow the trajectories of individual particles to be studied. We present a simple stochastic and physically justified procedure for modeling turbulent diffusion in a Lagrangian form that overcomes these difficulties. We show that a net diffusive flux F of the dust appears and that it is proportional to the gas density ({rho}) gradient and the dust diffusion coefficient D{sub d}: (F = D{sub d} /{rho} x grad({rho})). It induces an inward transport of dust in the disk's midplane, while favoring outward transport in the disk's upper layers. We present tests and applications comparing dust diffusion in the midplane and upper layers as well as sample trajectories of particles with different sizes. We also discuss potential applications for cosmochemistry and smoothed particle hydrodynamic codes.

  15. Measurement of the front back asymmetry in top-antitop quark pairs produced in proton-antiproton collisions at center of mass energy = 1.96 TeV

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    Schwarz, Thomas A.; /Michigan U.

    2006-01-01

    Quarks, along with leptons and force carrying particles, are predicted by the Standard Model to be the fundamental constituents of nature. In distinction from the leptons, the quarks interact strongly through the chromodynamic force and are bound together within the hadrons. The familiar proton and neutron are bound states of the light ''up'' and ''down'' quarks. The most massive quark by far, the ''top'' quark, was discovered by the CDF and D0 experiments in March, 1995. The new quark was observed in p{bar p} collisions at 1.8 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. The mass of the top quark was measured to be 176 {+-} 13 GeV/c{sup 2} and the cross section 6.8{sub -2.4}{sup +3.6} pb. It is the Q = 2/3, T{sub 3} = +1/2 member of the third generation weak-isospin doublet along with the bottom quark. The top quark is the final Standard Model quark to be discovered. Along with whatever is responsible for electroweak symmetry breaking, top quark physics is considered one of the least understood sectors of the Standard Model and represents a front line of our understanding of particle physics. Currently, the only direct measurements of top quark properties come from the CDF and D0 experiments observing p{bar p} collisions at the Tevatron. Top quark production at the Tevatron is almost exclusively by quark-antiquark annihilation, q{bar q} {yields} t{bar t} (85%), and gluon fusion, gg {yields} t{bar t} (15%), mediated by the strong force. The theoretical cross-section for this process is {sigma}{sub t{bar t}} = 6.7 {+-} 0.8 pb for m{sub t} = 175 GeV/c{sup 2}. Top quarks can also be produced at the Tevatron via q{bar b}{prime} {yields} tb and qg {yields} q{prime}tb through the weak interaction. The cross section for these processes is lower (3pb) and the signal is much more difficult to isolate as backgrounds are much higher. The top quark is predicted to decay almost exclusively into a W-boson and a bottom quark (t {yields} Wb). The total decay width t {yields} Wb is {Lambda} = 1.50 GeV. This corresponds to an incredibly short lifetime of 0.5 x 10{sup -24} seconds. This happens so quickly that hadronization and bound states do not take place, which leads to the interesting consequence that the top quark spin information is passed to the decay products.

  16. QER- Comment of Paul Martin

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    To Whom It May Concern, Thank you for your work on infrastructure siting. I have been developing several wind projects in Wyoming for the last seven years. The state of Wyoming is blessed with incredible amounts of fantastic wind and natural gas resources that if developed, could provide the cleanest and lowest cost incremental additions of electricity available to California.....even without the PTC. However, it is generally accepted that due to the significant challenges in siting the Gateway and TransWest Transmission Projects, there may not be any room to build new transmission lines out of Wyoming in the future without impacting other visual and environmental resources. This fact can be confirmed by the BLM officials here in Wyoming. Furthermore, these projects may not even be built to their full capacity due to the restrictions on incumbent utilities ability to rate base investments and a lack of investors with a long enough time horizon. If nothing is done, in ten years when the aforementioned transmission projects are at their capacity, there will be no way to access the remaining generation resources in Wyoming and they will be stranded for decades to come. These big transmission lines take decades to develop and no one will start a new project until this perceived situation is altered. This would be a major setback for the American, and more specifically, the California economy if we knowingly limited our access to the western grid's cheapest and cleanest resources. Something should be done sooner rather than later. This is a looming crisis that has been forgotten as the focus has remained on just getting the current ones across the finish line. There are many ways that this situation can be addressed, such as allowing permitting agencies such as the BLM more latitude when it comes to evaluating impacts from critical transmission corridors. Alternatively, the federal government could find ways to encourage owners of existing and planned transmission lines to upgrade the corridors for maximum transmission capacity and to facilitate that process with both the investment of federal dollars as well as easing rate basing restrictions. Thank you for your consideration. Best regards, Paul Martin Intermountain Wind, LLC

  17. The COS/UVES absorption survey of the Magellanic stream. III. Ionization, total mass, and inflow rate onto the Milky Way

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    Fox, Andrew J.; Thom, Christopher; Tumlinson, Jason; Ely, Justin; Kumari, Nimisha [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Wakker, Bart P.; Hernandez, Audra K.; Haffner, L. Matthew [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Barger, Kathleen A.; Lehner, Nicolas; Howk, J. Christopher [Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, 225 Nieuwland Science Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Richter, Philipp [Institut für Physik und Astronomie, Universität Potsdam, Haus 28, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24/25, D-14476, Potsdam (Germany); Bland-Hawthorn, Joss [Institute of Astronomy, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Charlton, Jane C. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Westmeier, Tobias [ICRAR, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009 (Australia); Misawa, Toru [School of General Education, Shinshu University, 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-8621 (Japan); Rodriguez-Hidalgo, Paola, E-mail: afox@stsci.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 (Canada)

    2014-06-01

    Dynamic interactions between the two Magellanic Clouds have flung large quantities of gas into the halo of the Milky Way. The result is a spectacular arrangement of gaseous structures, including the Magellanic Stream, the Magellanic Bridge, and the Leading Arm (collectively referred to as the Magellanic System). In this third paper of a series studying the Magellanic gas in absorption, we analyze the gas ionization level using a sample of 69 Hubble Space Telescope/Cosmic Origins Spectrograph sightlines that pass through or within 30° of the 21 cm emitting regions. We find that 81% (56/69) of the sightlines show UV absorption at Magellanic velocities, indicating that the total cross-section of the Magellanic System is ?11,000 deg{sup 2}, or around one-quarter of the entire sky. Using observations of the Si III/Si II ratio together with Cloudy photoionization modeling, we calculate the total gas mass (atomic plus ionized) of the Magellanic System to be ?2.0 × 10{sup 9} M {sub ?} (d/55 kpc){sup 2}, with the ionized gas contributing around three times as much mass as the atomic gas. This is larger than the current-day interstellar H I mass of both Magellanic Clouds combined, indicating that they have lost most of their initial gas mass. If the gas in the Magellanic System survives to reach the Galactic disk over its inflow time of ?0.5-1.0 Gyr, it will represent an average inflow rate of ?3.7-6.7 M {sub ?} yr{sup –1}, potentially raising the Galactic star formation rate. However, multiple signs of an evaporative interaction with the hot Galactic corona indicate that the Magellanic gas may not survive its journey to the disk fully intact and will instead add material to (and cool) the corona.

  18. The changing structure of the electric power industry: An update

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    1996-12-01

    The U. S. electric power industry today is on the road to restructuring a road heretofore uncharted. While parallels can be drawn from similar journeys taken by the airline industry, the telecommunications industry, and, most recently, the natural gas industry, the electric power industry has its own unique set of critical issues that must be resolved along the way. The transition will be from a structure based on a vertically integrated and regulated monopoly to one equipped to function successfully in a competitive market. The long-standing traditional structure of the electric power industry is the result of a complex web of events that have been unfolding for over 100 years. Some of these events had far-reaching and widely publicized effects. Other major events took the form of legislation. Still other events had effects that are less obvious in comparison (e.g., the appearance of technologies such as transformers and steam and gas turbines, the invention of home appliances, the man-made fission of uranium), and it is likely that their significance in the history of the industry has been obscured by the passage of time. Nevertheless, they, too, hold a place in the underpinnings of today`s electric industry structure. The purpose of this report, which is intended for both lay and technical readers, is twofold. First, it is a basic reference document that provides a comprehensive delineation of the electric power industry and its traditional structure, which has been based upon its monopoly status. Second, it describes the industry`s transition to a competitive environment by providing a descriptive analysis of the factors that have contributed to the interest in a competitive market, proposed legislative and regulatory actions, and the steps being taken by the various components of the industry to meet the challenges of adapting to and prevailing in a competitive environment.

  19. ENSEMBLE SIMULATIONS OF PROTON HEATING IN THE SOLAR WIND VIA TURBULENCE AND ION CYCLOTRON RESONANCE

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    Cranmer, Steven R.

    2014-07-01

    Protons in the solar corona and heliosphere exhibit anisotropic velocity distributions, violation of magnetic moment conservation, and a general lack of thermal equilibrium with the other particle species. There is no agreement about the identity of the physical processes that energize non-Maxwellian protons in the solar wind, but a traditional favorite has been the dissipation of ion cyclotron resonant Alfvén waves. This paper presents kinetic models of how ion cyclotron waves heat protons on their journey from the corona to interplanetary space. It also derives a wide range of new solutions for the relevant dispersion relations, marginal stability boundaries, and nonresonant velocity-space diffusion rates. A phenomenological model containing both cyclotron damping and turbulent cascade is constructed to explain the suppression of proton heating at low alpha-proton differential flow speeds. These effects are implemented in a large-scale model of proton thermal evolution from the corona to 1 AU. A Monte Carlo ensemble of realistic wind speeds, densities, magnetic field strengths, and heating rates produces a filled region of parameter space (in a plane described by the parallel plasma beta and the proton temperature anisotropy ratio) similar to what is measured. The high-beta edges of this filled region are governed by plasma instabilities and strong heating rates. The low-beta edges correspond to weaker proton heating and a range of relative contributions from cyclotron resonance. On balance, the models are consistent with other studies that find only a small fraction of the turbulent power spectrum needs to consist of ion cyclotron waves.

  20. "Hanford: A Conversation About Nuclear Waste and Cleanup"

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    Gephart, Roy E.

    2003-05-10

    In ''Hanford: A Conversation about Nuclear Waste and Cleanup'', Roy Gephart takes us on a journey through a world of facts, values, conflicts, and choices facing the most complex environmental cleanup project in the United States, the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site. Starting with the top-secret Manhattan Project, Hanford was used to create tons of plutonium for nuclear weapons. Hundreds of tons of waste remain. In an easy-to-read, illustrated text, Gephart crafts the story of Hanford becoming the world's first nuclear weapons site to release large amounts of contaminants into the environment. This was at a time when radiation biology was in its infancy, industry practiced unbridled waste dumping, and the public trusted what it was told. The plutonium market stalled with the end of the Cold War. Public accountability and environmental compliance ushered in a new cleanup mission. Today, Hanford is driven by remediation choices whose outcomes remain uncertain. It's a story whose epilogue will be written by future generations. This book is an information resource, written for the general reader as well as the technically trained person wanting an overview of Hanford and cleanup issues facing the nuclear weapons complex. Each chapter is a topical mini-series. It's an idea guide that encourages readers to be informed consumers of Hanford news, to recognize that knowledge, high ethical standards, and social values are at the heart of coping with Hanford's past and charting its future. Hanford history is a window into many environmental conflicts facing our nation; it's about building upon success and learning from failure. And therein lies a key lesson, when powerful interests are involved, no generation is above pretense. Roy E. Gephart is a geohydrologist and senior program manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington. He has 30 years experience in environmental studies and the nuclear waste industry.

  1. INNER HELIOSPHERIC FLUX ROPE EVOLUTION VIA IMAGING OF CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS

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    Howard, T. A.; DeForest, C. E.

    2012-02-10

    Understanding the evolution of flux ropes in coronal mass ejections (CMEs) is of importance both to the scientific and technological communities. Scientifically their presence is critical to models describing CME launch and they likely play a role in CME evolution. Technologically they are the major contributor to severe geomagnetic storms. Using a new processing technique on the STEREO/SECCHI heliospheric imaging data, we have tracked a magnetic flux rope observed by the Wind spacecraft in December 2008 to its origins observed by coronagraphs. We thereby establish that the cavity in the classic three-part coronagraph CME is the feature that becomes the magnetic cloud. This implies that the bright material ahead of the cavity is piled-up coronal or solar wind material. We track the evolution of the cavity en-route and find that its structure transforms from concave inward (curving away from the Sun) to concave outward (toward the Sun) around 0.065 AU from the Sun. The pileup was tracked and its leading edge remained concave inward throughout its journey. Two other CMEs in January 2009 are also inspected and a similar cavity is observed in each, suggesting that they too each contained a flux rope. The results presented here are the first direct observation, through continuous tracking, associating a particular flux rope observed in situ with the same flux rope before ejection from the corona. We speculate that detailed heliospheric imagery of CMEs may lead to a means by which flux ropes can be identified remotely in the heliosphere.

  2. Multi-Phased, Post-Accident Support of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant - 12246

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    Gay, Arnaud; Gillet, Philippe; Ytournel, Bertrand; Varet, Thierry; David, Laurent; Prevost, Thierry; Redonnet, Carol; Piot, Gregoire; Jouaville, Stephane; Pagis, Georges [AREVA NC (France)

    2012-07-01

    In the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the subsequent flooding of several of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi reactors, Japan and the Japanese utility TEPCO faced a crisis situation with incredible challenges: substantial amounts of radioactive mixed seawater and freshwater accumulated in the basements of four reactor and other buildings on the site. This water held varying levels of contamination due to the fact that it had been in contact with damaged fuel elements in the cores and with other contaminated components. The overall water inventory was estimated at around 110,000 tons of water with contamination levels up to the order of 1 Ci/l. Time was of the essence to avoid overflow of this accumulated water into the ocean. AREVA proposed, designed and implemented a water treatment solution using a proven chemical coprecipitation process with ppFeNi reagent, which is currently in use for effluent treatment on several nuclear sites including AREVA sites. In addition to the extremely short schedule the other challenge was to adapt the chemical treatment process to the expected composition of the Fukushima water and, in particular, to evaluate the impact of salinity on process performance. It was also necessary to define operating conditions for the VEOLIA equipment that had been selected for implementation of the process in the future facility. The operation phase began on June 17, and by the end of July more than 30,000 tons of highly radioactive saltwater had been decontaminated - the Decontamination Factor (DF) for Cesium was ?10{sup 4}. It allowed recycling the contaminated water to cool the reactors while protecting workers and the environment. This paper focuses on the Actiflo{sup TM}-Rad water treatment unit project that was part of the TEPCO general water treatment scheme. It presents a detailed look at the principles of the Actiflo{sup TM}-Rad, related on-the-fly R and D, an explanation of system implementation challenges, and a brief summary of operation results to date. AREVA's response to the Fukushima Dai-Ichi crisis was multi-phased: emergency aid and relief supply was sent within days after the accident; AREVA-Veolia engineering teams designed and implemented a water treatment solution in record time, only 3 months; and AREVA continues to support TEPCO and propose solutions for waste management, soil remediation and decontamination of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi site. Despite the huge challenges, the Actiflo{sup TM}-Rad project has been a success: the water treatment unit started on time and performed as expected. The performance is the result of many key elements: AREVA expertise in radioactive effluents decontamination, Veolia know-how in water treatment equipments in crisis environment, and of course AREVA and Veolia teams' creativity. The project success is also due to AREVA and Veolia teams' reactivity and high level of commitment with engineering teams working 24/7 in Japan, France and Germany. AREVA and Veolia deep knowledge of the Japanese industry ensured that the multi-cultural exchanges were not an issue. Finally the excellent overall project management and execution by TEPCO and other Japanese stakeholders was very efficient. The emergency water treatment was a key step of the roadmap towards restoration from the accident at Fukushima Dai-Ichi that TEPCO designed and keeps executing with success. (authors)

  3. Hanford Technology Development (Tank Farms) - 12509

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    Fletcher, Thomas; Charboneau, Stacy; Olds, Erik [US DOE (United States)

    2012-07-01

    The mission of the Department of Energy's Office of River Protection (ORP) is to safely retrieve and treat the 56 million gallons of Hanford's tank waste and close the Tank Farms to protect the Columbia River. The millions of gallons of tank waste are a byproduct of decades of plutonium production. After irradiated fuel rods were taken from the nuclear reactors to the processing facilities at Hanford they were exposed to a series of chemicals designed to dissolve away the rod, which enabled workers to retrieve the plutonium. Once those chemicals were exposed to the fuel rods they became radioactive and extremely hot. They also couldn't be used in this process more than once. Because the chemicals are caustic and extremely hazardous to humans and the environment, underground storage tanks were built to hold these chemicals until a more permanent solution could be found. One key part of the ongoing work at Hanford is retrieving waste from the single-shell tanks, some of which have leaked in the past, and transferring that waste to the double-shell tanks - none of which have ever leaked. The 56 million gallons of radioactive tank waste is stored in 177 underground tanks, 149 of which are single-shell tanks built between 1943 and 1964. The tanks sit approximately 250 feet above the water table. Hanford's single-shell tanks are decades past their 20-year design life. In the past, up to 67 of the single-shell tanks are known or suspected to have leaked as much as one million gallons of waste to the surrounding soil. Starting in the late 1950's, waste leaks from dozens of the single-shell tanks were detected or suspected. Most of the waste is in the soil around the tanks, but some of this waste is thought to have reached groundwater. The Vadose Zone Project was established to understand the radioactive and chemical contamination in the soil beneath the tanks as the result of leaks and discharges from past plutonium-production operations. The vadose zone is the area of soil between the ground surface and the water table 200-to-300 feet below. The project tracks and monitors contamination in the soil. Technologies are being developed and deployed to detect and monitor contaminants. Interim surface barriers, which are barriers put over the single-shell tanks, prevent rain and snow from soaking into the ground and spreading contamination. The impermeable barrier placed over T Farm, which was the site of the largest tank waste leak in Hanford's history, is 60,000 square feet and sloped to drain moisture outside the tank farm. The barrier over TY Farm is constructed of asphalt and drains moisture to a nearby evaporation basin. Our discussion of technology will address the incredible challenge of removing waste from Hanford's single-shell tanks. Under the terms of the Tri-Party Agreement, ORP is required to remove 99 percent of the tank waste, or until the limits of technology have been reached. All pumpable liquids have been removed from the single-shell tanks, and work now focuses on removing the non-pumpable liquids. Waste retrieval was completed from the first single-shell tank in late 2003. Since then, another six single-shell tanks have been retrieved to regulatory standards. (authors)

  4. New Carbon-Based Porous Materials with Increased Heats of Adsorption for Hydrogen Storage

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    Snurr, Randall Q.; Hupp, Joseph T.; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.; Nguyen, SonBinh T.

    2014-11-03

    Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are a promising alternative to internal combustion engines that burn gasoline. A significant challenge in developing fuel cell vehicles is to store enough hydrogen on-board to allow the same driving range as current vehicles. One option for storing hydrogen on vehicles is to use tanks filled with porous materials that act as “sponges” to take up large quantities of hydrogen without the need for extremely high pressures. The materials must meet many requirements to make this possible. This project aimed to develop two related classes of porous materials to meet these requirements. All materials were synthesized from molecular constituents in a building-block approach, which allows for the creation of an incredibly wide variety of materials in a tailorable fashion. The materials have extremely high surface areas, to provide many locations for hydrogen to adsorb. In addition, they were designed to contain cations that create large electric fields to bind hydrogen strongly but not too strongly. Molecular modeling played a key role as a guide to experiment throughout the project. A major accomplishment of the project was the development of a material with record hydrogen uptake at cryogenic temperatures. Although the ultimate goal was materials that adsorb large quantities of hydrogen at room temperature, this achievement at cryogenic temperatures is an important step in the right direction. In addition, there is significant interest in applications at these temperatures. The hydrogen uptake, measured independently at NREL was 8.0 wt %. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the highest validated excess hydrogen uptake reported to date at 77 K. This material was originally sketched on paper based on a hypothesis that extended framework struts would yield materials with excellent hydrogen storage properties. However, before starting the synthesis, we used molecular modeling to assess the performance of the material for hydrogen uptake. Only after modeling suggested record-breaking hydrogen uptake at 77 K did we proceed to synthesize, characterize, and test the material, ultimately yielding experimental results that agreed closely with predictions that were made before the material was synthesized. We also synthesized, characterized, and computationally simulated the behavior of two new materials displaying the highest experimental Brunauer?Emmett?Teller (BET) surface areas of any porous materials reported to date (?7000 m2/g). Key to evacuating the initially solvent-filled materials without pore collapse, and thereby accessing the ultrahigh areas, was the use of a supercritical CO2 activation technique developed by our team. In our efforts to increase the hydrogen binding energy, we developed the first examples of “zwitterionic” metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The two structures feature zwitterionic characteristics arising from N-heterocyclic azolium groups in the linkers and negatively charged Zn2(CO2)5 nodes. These groups interact strongly with the H2 quadrupole. High initial isosteric heats of adsorption for hydrogen were measured at low H2 loading. Simulations were used to determine the H2 binding sites, and results were compared with inelastic neutron scattering. In addition to MOFs, the project produced a variety of related materials known as porous organic frameworks (POFs), including robust catechol-functionalized POFs with tunable porosities and degrees of functionalization. Post-synthesis metalation was readily carried out with a wide range of metal precursors (CuII, MgII, and MnII salts and complexes), resulting in metalated POFs with enhanced heats of hydrogen adsorption compared to the starting nonmetalated materials. Isosteric heats of adsorption as high as 9.6 kJ/mol were observed, compared to typical values around 5 kJ/mol in unfunctionalized MOFs and POFs. Modeling played an important role throughout the project. For example, we used molecular simulations to determine that the optimal isosteric heat of adsorption (Qst) for maximum hydrogen delivery using MOFs is appro

  5. Inexpensive CO2 Thickening Agents for Improved Mobility Control of CO2 Floods

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    Robert Enick; Eric Beckman; Andrew Hamilton

    2005-08-31

    The objective of this research was the design, synthesis and evaluation of inexpensive, non-fluorous carbon dioxide thickening agents. We followed the same strategy employed in the design of fluorinated CO{sub 2} polymeric thickeners. First, a highly CO{sub 2}-philic, hydrocarbon-based monomer was to be identified. Polymers or oligomers of this monomer were then synthesized. The second step was to design a CO{sub 2}-thickener based on these CO{sub 2}-philic polymers. Two types of thickeners were considered. The first was a copolymer in which the CO{sub 2}-philic monomer was combined with a small proportion of CO{sub 2}-phobic associating groups that could cause viscosity-enhancing intermolecular interactions to occur. The second was a small hydrogen-bonding compound with urea groups in the core to promote intermolecular interactions that would cause the molecules to 'stack' in solution while the arms were composed of the CO{sub 2}-philic oligomers. Although we were not able to develop a viable thickener that exhibited high enough CO{sub 2} solubility at EOR MMP conditions to induce a viscosity increase, we made significant progress in our understanding of CO{sub 2}-soluble compounds that can be used in subsequent studies to design CO{sub 2}-soluble thickeners or CO{sub 2}-soluble surfactant-based foaming agents. These findings are detailed in this final report. In summary, we assessed many polymers and verified that the most CO{sub 2}-soluble oxygenated hydrocarbon polymer is poly(vinyl acetate), PVAc. This is primarily due to the presence of both ether and carbonyl oxygens associated with acetate-rich compounds. In addition to polymers, we also made small acetate-rich molecules that were also capable of associating in solution via the inclusion of hydrogen-bonding groups in hopes of forming viscosity-enhancing macromolecules. Despite the presence of multiple acetate groups in these compounds, which can impart incredible CO{sub 2}-solubility to many compounds, our attempts to make acetate-rich high molecular weight polymers and small hydrogen-bonding compounds did not yield a highly CO{sub 2}-soluble polymer or hydrogen-bonding associative thickener. The conclusions of our molecular modeling calculations confirmed that although acetates are indeed 'CO{sub 2}-philic', nitrogen-containing amines also interact favorably with CO{sub 2} and should also be examined. Therefore we obtained and synthesized many N-rich (e.g. amine-containing) polymers. Unfortunately, we found that the intermolecular polymer-polymer interactions between the amines were so strong that the polymers were essentially insoluble in CO{sub 2}. For the convenience of the reader, a table of all of the polymers evaluated during this research is provided.

  6. PLUTONIUM FINISHING PLANT (PFP) 241-Z LIQUID WASTE TREATMENT FACILITY DEACTIVATION AND DEMOLITION

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    JOHNSTON GA

    2008-01-15

    Fluor Hanford, Inc. (FH) is proud to submit the Plutonium Finishing Plant (PFP) 241-Z liquid Waste Treatment Facility Deactivation and Demolition (D&D) Project for consideration by the Project Management Institute as Project of the Year for 2008. The decommissioning of the 241-Z Facility presented numerous challenges, many of which were unique with in the Department of Energy (DOE) Complex. The majority of the project budget and schedule was allocated for cleaning out five below-grade tank vaults. These highly contaminated, confined spaces also presented significant industrial safety hazards that presented some of the most hazardous work environments on the Hanford Site. The 241-Z D&D Project encompassed diverse tasks: cleaning out and stabilizing five below-grade tank vaults (also called cells), manually size-reducing and removing over three tons of process piping from the vaults, permanently isolating service utilities, removing a large contaminated chemical supply tank, stabilizing and removing plutonium-contaminated ventilation ducts, demolishing three structures to grade, and installing an environmental barrier on the demolition site . All of this work was performed safely, on schedule, and under budget. During the deactivation phase of the project between November 2005 and February 2007, workers entered the highly contaminated confined-space tank vaults 428 times. Each entry (or 'dive') involved an average of three workers, thus equaling approximately 1,300 individual confined -space entries. Over the course of the entire deactivation and demolition period, there were no recordable injuries and only one minor reportable skin contamination. The 241-Z D&D Project was decommissioned under the provisions of the 'Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order' (the Tri-Party Agreement or TPA), the 'Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976' (RCRA), and the 'Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980' (CERCLA). The project completed TPA Milestone M-083-032 to 'Complete those activities required by the 241-Z Treatment and Storage Unit's RCRA Closure Plan' four years and seven months ahead of this legally enforceable milestone. In addition, the project completed TPA Milestone M-083-042 to 'Complete transition and dismantlement of the 241-2 Waste Treatment Facility' four years and four months ahead of schedule. The project used an innovative approach in developing the project-specific RCRA closure plan to assure clear integration between the 241-Z RCRA closure activities and ongoing and future CERCLA actions at PFP. This approach provided a regulatory mechanism within the RCRA closure plan to place segments of the closure that were not practical to address at this time into future actions under CERCLA. Lessons learned from th is approach can be applied to other closure projects within the DOE Complex to control scope creep and mitigate risk. A paper on this topic, entitled 'Integration of the 241-Z Building D and D Under CERCLA with RCRA Closure at the PFP', was presented at the 2007 Waste Management Conference in Tucson, Arizona. In addition, techniques developed by the 241-Z D&D Project to control airborne contamination, clean the interior of the waste tanks, don and doff protective equipment, size-reduce plutonium-contaminated process piping, and mitigate thermal stress for the workers can be applied to other cleanup activities. The project-management team developed a strategy utilizing early characterization, targeted cleanup, and close coordination with PFP Criticality Engineering to significantly streamline the waste- handling costs associated with the project . The project schedule was structured to support an early transition to a criticality 'incredible' status for the 241-Z Facility. The cleanup work was sequenced and coordinated with project-specific criticality analysis to allow the fissile material waste being generated to be managed in a bulk fashion, instead of individual waste packages. This approach negated the need for real-time assay of individ

  7. SciDAC's Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies Semiannual Progress Report October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011

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    Williams, Dean N.

    2011-04-02

    This report summarizes work carried out by the Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET) from October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. It discusses ESG-CET highlights for the reporting period, overall progress, period goals, and collaborations, and lists papers and presentations. To learn more about our project and to find previous reports, please visit the ESG-CET Web sites: http://esg-pcmdi.llnl.gov/ and/or https://wiki.ucar.edu/display/esgcet/Home. This report will be forwarded to managers in the Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program and the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER), as well as national and international collaborators and stakeholders (e.g., those involved in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, phase 5 (CMIP5) for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (AR5); the Community Earth System Model (CESM); the Climate Science Computational End Station (CCES); SciDAC II: A Scalable and Extensible Earth System Model for Climate Change Science; the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP); the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)), and also to researchers working on a variety of other climate model and observation evaluation activities. The ESG-CET executive committee consists of Dean N. Williams, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); and Don Middleton, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The ESG-CET team is a group of researchers and scientists with diverse domain knowledge, whose home institutions include eight laboratories and two universities: ANL, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), LLNL, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), NCAR, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)/NOAA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI). All ESG-CET work is accomplished under DOE open-source guidelines and in close collaboration with the project's stakeholders, domain researchers, and scientists. Through the ESG project, the ESG-CET team has developed and delivered a production environment for climate data from multiple climate model sources (e.g., CMIP (IPCC), CESM, ocean model data (e.g., Parallel Ocean Program), observation data (e.g., Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, Microwave Limb Sounder), and analysis and visualization tools) that serves a worldwide climate research community. Data holdings are distributed across multiple sites including LANL, LBNL, LLNL, NCAR, and ORNL as well as unfunded partners sites such as the Australian National University (ANU) National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), the British Atmospheric Data Center (BADC), the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), and NASA/JPL. As we transition from development activities to production and operations, the ESG-CET team is tasked with making data available to all users who want to understand it, process it, extract value from it, visualize it, and/or communicate it to others. This ongoing effort is extremely large and complex, but it will be incredibly valuable for building 'science gateways' to critical climate resources (such as CESM, CMIP5, ARM, NARCCAP, Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), etc.) for processing the next IPCC assessment report. Continued ESG progress will result in a production-scale system that will empower scientists to attempt new and exciting data exchanges, which could ultimately lead to breakthrough climate science discoveries.

  8. A Perspective on Long-Term Recovery Following the Fukushima Nuclear Accident - 12075

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    Chen, S.Y. [Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (United States)

    2012-07-01

    The tragic events at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station began occurring on March 11, 2011, following Japan's unprecedented earthquake and tsunami. The subsequent loss of external power and on-site cooling capacity severely compromised the plant's safety systems, and subsequently, led to core melt in the affected reactors and damage to spent nuclear fuel in the storage pools. Together with hydrogen explosions, this resulted in a substantial release of radioactive material to the environment (mostly Iodine-131 and Cesium- 137), prompting an extensive evacuation effort. The latest release estimate places the event at the highest severity level (Level 7) on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the same as the Chernobyl accident of 1986. As the utility owner endeavored to stabilize the damaged facility, environmental contamination continued to propagate and affect every aspect of daily life in the affected region of Japan. Elevated levels of radioactivity (mostly dominated by Cs-137 with the passage of time) were found in soil, drinking water, vegetation, produce, seafood, and other foodstuffs. An estimated 80,000 to 90,000 people were evacuated; more evacuations are being contemplated months after the accident, and a vast amount of land has become contaminated. Early actions were taken to ban the shipment and sale of contaminated food and drinking water, followed by later actions to ban the shipment and sale of contaminated beef, mushrooms, and seafood. As the event continues to evolve toward stabilization, the long-term recovery effort needs to commence - a process that doubtless will involve rather complex decision-making interactions between various stakeholders. Key issues that may be encountered and considered in such a process include (1) socio-political factors, (2) local economic considerations, (3) land use options, (4) remediation approaches, (5) decontamination methods, (6) radioactive waste management, (7) cleanup levels and options, and (8) government policies, among others. This paper offers a perspective on this likely long and arduous journey toward establishing a 'new normal' that will ultimately take shape. Toward this end, it is important to evaluate the 'optimization' process advocated by the international community in achieving long-term recovery from this particularly fateful event in Fukushima. In the process, experience and lessons learned from past events will be fully evaluated and considered. (author)

  9. Science for Society Workshop Summary Report

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    Wolfe, Amy K [ORNL; Bjornstad, David J [ORNL; Lenhardt, W Christopher [ORNL; Shumpert, Barry L [ORNL; Wang, Stephanie [ORNL

    2012-02-01

    Science for Society, a workshop held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on September 27, 20111, explored ways to move Laboratory science toward use. It sought actionable recommendations. Thus the workshop focused on: (1) current practices that promote and inhibit the translation of science into use, (2) principles that could lead to improving ORNL's translational knowledge and technology transfer efforts, and (3) specific recommendations for making these principles operational. This highly interactive workshop struck a positive chord with participants, a group of 26 ORNL staff members from diverse arenas of science and technology (S and T), technology transfer, and external laboratory relations, who represented all levels of science, technology, and management. Recognizing that the transformation of fundamental principles into operational practices often follows a jagged path, the workshop sought to identify key choices that could lead to a smoother journey along this path, as well as choices that created roadblocks and bottlenecks. The workshop emphasized a portion of this pathway, largely excluding the marketplace. Participants noted that research translation includes linkages between fundamental and applied research and development (R and D), and is not restricted to uptake by manufacturers, consumers, or end users. Three crosscutting ideas encapsulate workshop participants observations: (1) ORNL should take more action to usher the translation of its S and T products toward use, so as to make a positive national and global impact and to enhance its own competitiveness in the future; (2) ORNL (and external entities such as DOE and Congress) conveys inconsistent messages with regard to the importance of research translation and application, which (a) creates confusion, (b) poses disincentives to pursue research translation, (c) imposes barriers that inhibit cross-fertilization and collaboration, and (d) diminishes the effectiveness of both the science mission and the translation of that science for use; and (3) ORNL should design its commitments and actions for helping move science from the Laboratory toward use to align with one another and should integrate them into its institutional culture in such a way as to elevate research translation and application to coequal status with scientific excellence. Participants made several actionable recommendations for enhancing research translation at ORNL, some of which were particular to specific S and T domains. Among the recommendations that participants agreed apply Lab-wide are to: align metrics and incentives with research translation goals; manage risks and conflicts of interest instead of avoiding them; and create programs (e.g., entrepreneurial leave) that promote interactions between key ORNL staff and industry in ways that complement careers at ORNL.

  10. NIF: A Path to Fusion Energy

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    Moses, E

    2007-06-01

    Fusion energy has long been considered a promising, clean, nearly inexhaustible source of energy. Power production by fusion micro-explosions of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets has been a long-term research goal since the invention of the first laser in 1960. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is poised to take the next important step in the journey by beginning experiments researching ICF ignition. Ignition on NIF will be the culmination of over thirty years of ICF research on high-powered laser systems such as the Nova laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the OMEGA laser at the University of Rochester, as well as smaller systems around the world. NIF is a 192-beam Nd-glass laser facility at LLNL that is more than 90% complete. The first cluster of 48 beams is operational in the laser bay, the second cluster is now being commissioned, and the beam path to the target chamber is being installed. The Project will be completed in 2009, and ignition experiments will start in 2010. When completed, NIF will produce up to 1.8 MJ of 0.35-{micro}m light in highly shaped pulses required for ignition. It will have beam stability and control to higher precision than any other laser fusion facility. Experiments using one of the beams of NIF have demonstrated that NIF can meet its beam performance goals. The National Ignition Campaign (NIC) has been established to manage the ignition effort on NIF. NIC has all of the research and development required to execute the ignition plan and to develop NIF into a fully operational facility. NIF will explore the ignition space, including direct drive, 2{omega} ignition, and fast ignition, to optimize target efficiency for developing fusion as an energy source. In addition to efficient target performance, fusion energy requires significant advances in high-repetition-rate lasers and fusion reactor technology. The Mercury laser at LLNL is a high-repetition-rate Nd-glass laser for fusion energy driver development. Mercury uses state-of-the-art technology such as ceramic laser slabs and light diode pumping for improved efficiency and thermal management. Progress in NIF, NIC, Mercury, and the path forward for fusion energy will be presented.

  11. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) A Path to Fusion Energy

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    Moses, E

    2006-11-27

    Fusion energy has long been considered a promising clean, nearly inexhaustible source of energy. Power production by fusion micro-explosions of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) targets has been a long term research goal since the invention of the first laser in 1960. The NIF is poised to take the next important step in the journey by beginning experiments researching ICF ignition. Ignition on NIF will be the culmination of over thirty years of ICF research on high-powered laser systems such as the Nova laser at LLNL and the OMEGA laser at the University of Rochester as well as smaller systems around the world. NIF is a 192 beam Nd-glass laser facility at LLNL that is more than 90% complete. The first cluster of 48 beams is operational in the laser bay, the second cluster is now being commissioned, and the beam path to the target chamber is being installed. The Project will be completed in 2009 and ignition experiments will start in 2010. When completed NIF will produce up to 1.8 MJ of 0.35 {micro}m light in highly shaped pulses required for ignition. It will have beam stability and control to higher precision than any other laser fusion facility. Experiments using one of the beams of NIF have demonstrated that NIF can meet its beam performance goals. The National Ignition Campaign (NIC) has been established to manage the ignition effort on NIF. NIC has all of the research and development required to execute the ignition plan and to develop NIF into a fully operational facility. NIF will explore the ignition space, including direct drive, 2{omega} ignition, and fast ignition, to optimize target efficiency for developing fusion as an energy source. In addition to efficient target performance, fusion energy requires significant advances in high repetition rate lasers and fusion reactor technology. The Mercury laser at LLNL is a high repetition rate Nd-glass laser for fusion energy driver development. Mercury uses state-o-the art technology such as ceramic laser slabs and light diode pumping for improved efficiency and thermal management. Progress in NIF, NIC, Mercury, and the path forward for fusion energy will be presented.

  12. Computational Needs for the Next Generation Electric Grid Proceedings

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    Birman, Kenneth; Ganesh, Lakshmi; Renessee, Robbert van; Ferris, Michael; Hofmann, Andreas; Williams, Brian; Sztipanovits, Janos; Hemingway, Graham; University, Vanderbilt; Bose, Anjan; Stivastava, Anurag; Grijalva, Santiago; Grijalva, Santiago; Ryan, Sarah M.; McCalley, James D.; Woodruff, David L.; Xiong, Jinjun; Acar, Emrah; Agrawal, Bhavna; Conn, Andrew R.; Ditlow, Gary; Feldmann, Peter; Finkler, Ulrich; Gaucher, Brian; Gupta, Anshul; Heng, Fook-Luen; Kalagnanam, Jayant R; Koc, Ali; Kung, David; Phan, Dung; Singhee, Amith; Smith, Basil

    2011-10-05

    The April 2011 DOE workshop, 'Computational Needs for the Next Generation Electric Grid', was the culmination of a year-long process to bring together some of the Nation's leading researchers and experts to identify computational challenges associated with the operation and planning of the electric power system. The attached papers provide a journey into these experts' insights, highlighting a class of mathematical and computational problems relevant for potential power systems research. While each paper defines a specific problem area, there were several recurrent themes. First, the breadth and depth of power system data has expanded tremendously over the past decade. This provides the potential for new control approaches and operator tools that can enhance system efficiencies and improve reliability. However, the large volume of data poses its own challenges, and could benefit from application of advances in computer networking and architecture, as well as data base structures. Second, the computational complexity of the underlying system problems is growing. Transmitting electricity from clean, domestic energy resources in remote regions to urban consumers, for example, requires broader, regional planning over multi-decade time horizons. Yet, it may also mean operational focus on local solutions and shorter timescales, as reactive power and system dynamics (including fast switching and controls) play an increasingly critical role in achieving stability and ultimately reliability. The expected growth in reliance on variable renewable sources of electricity generation places an exclamation point on both of these observations, and highlights the need for new focus in areas such as stochastic optimization to accommodate the increased uncertainty that is occurring in both planning and operations. Application of research advances in algorithms (especially related to optimization techniques and uncertainty quantification) could accelerate power system software tool performance, i.e. speed to solution, and enhance applicability for new and existing real-time operation and control approaches, as well as large-scale planning analysis. Finally, models are becoming increasingly essential for improved decision-making across the electric system, from resource forecasting to adaptive real-time controls to online dynamics analysis. The importance of data is thus reinforced by their inescapable role in validating, high-fidelity models that lead to deeper system understanding. Traditional boundaries (reflecting geographic, institutional, and market differences) are becoming blurred, and thus, it is increasingly important to address these seams in model formulation and utilization to ensure accuracy in the results and achieve predictability necessary for reliable operations. Each paper also embodies the philosophy that our energy challenges require interdisciplinary solutions - drawing on the latest developments in fields such as mathematics, computation, economics, as well as power systems. In this vein, the workshop should be viewed not as the end product, but the beginning of what DOE seeks to establish as a vibrant, on-going dialogue among these various communities. Bridging communication gaps among these communities will yield opportunities for innovation and advancement. The papers and workshop discussion provide the opportunity to learn from experts on the current state-of-the-art on computational approaches for electric power systems, and where one may focus to accelerate progress. It has been extremely valuable to me as I better understand this space, and consider future programmatic activities. I am confident that you too will enjoy the discussion, and certainly learn from the many experts. I would like to thank the authors of the papers for sharing their perspectives, as well as the paper discussants, session recorders, and participants. The meeting would not have been as successful without your commitment and engagement. I also would like to thank Joe Eto and Bob Thomas for their vision and leadership in bringing together su

  13. NSLS 2009 Activity Report

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    Nasta K.; Mona R.

    2009-05-01

    2009 was an incredibly exciting year for light sources at Brookhaven. The National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) hosted more than 2,200 visiting researchers, who, along with the about 50 members of our scientific staff, produced a total of 957 publications - about 20 percent of which appeared in premier journals. Covering topics ranging from Alzheimer's disease detection to ethanol-powered fuel cells, a sampling of these findings can be found in this Activity Report. We've also seen the resurfacing of some of our long-time users hard work. I was very proud to hear that two of the three recipients of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry have ties to the NSLS. Venki Ramakrishnan, a former employee in Brookhaven's biology department and long-time user of the NSLS, now at Cambridge University, and Thomas A. Steitz of Yale University, also a long-time NSLS user, shared the prize with Ada E. Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science for their work on the structure and function of the ribosome. In the late 1990s, Ramakrishnan and Steitz used protein crystallography at the NSLS to gather atomic-level images of two ribosome subunits: 30S (Ramakrishnan) and 50S (Steitz). Both laureates solved the high-resolution structures for these subunits based on this data. After struggling with a rough budget for several years, we received excellent funding, and then some, this year. In addition to NSLS operations funding, we received $3 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). We used that additional money for two exciting projects: construction of a full-field x-ray microscope and acquisition of several advanced x-ray detectors. The x-ray microscope will be able to image objects with a targeted spatial resolution of 30 nanometers. This capability will be particularly important for new initiatives in energy research and will prepare our users for the projected 1-nanometer resolution benchmark at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). The detectors project is expected to increase the throughput of several high-demand beamlines by an order of magnitude as well as enable new classes of experiments. In addition, a huge chunk of ARRA money - $150 million - was put toward accelerating the construction of NSLS-II, which is now taking shape across the street. Now physically much more than just a pile of dirt, NSLS-II was granted Critical Decision 3 status by the Department of Energy (DOE) early last year, giving the official go-ahead for construction. In July, construction began, marked by a groundbreaking ceremony that attracted elected officials, media, and DOE, Battelle, and Stony Brook University representatives from across the state and the country. As progress on NSLS-II continues, we're working with Stony Brook University to identify ways to capitalize on the facility's unique capabilities through the Joint Photon Sciences Institute (JPSI). Included in this effort is a series of workshops to encourage the development and application of the photon sciences with collaborative research between industries, universities, and national laboratories. We helped host three of these workshops this year, focusing on microelectronics, energy storage, and materials in next-generation energy systems. The conversation and ideas generated at these meetings has been fresh and valuable and we hope to use this model to organize research opportunities in other scientific fields. Also this year: Brookhaven was deemed the lead institution for one of DOE's 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers, focused on understanding the underlying nature of superconductivity in complex materials by using techniques at the NSLS and CFN; DOE awarded a $100,000 supplemental grant to our detector program to continue the development of a new generation of x-ray detectors that use germanium sensors, which, at high energies, are much more efficient than equivalent ones based on silicon; and funding for one of our largest consortia, Case Western Reserve University's Center for Synchrotron Biosciences (CSB), was renewed through the National Inst