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Projecting Fatalities in Crashes involving Older Drivers  

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Crashes Crashes Projecting Fatalities in Crashes Involving Older Drivers Involving Older Drivers Oak Oak Ridge Ridge National Laboratory National Laboratory, USA USA Presented at Presented at the the 17th 17th World Congress of the International World Congress of the International Association Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine for Accident and Traffic Medicine May May 30, 30, 2000, 2000, Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden ORNL ORNL P. P. Hu Hu D. D. Jones Jones T. T. Reuscher Reuscher R. R. Schmoyer Schmoyer T. T. Truett Truett General General Motors Motors Annette Annette Irwin Irwin U.S. U.S. DOTransportation DOTransportation Jesse Jesse Blatt Blatt Acknowledgements Acknowledgements Objective Objective This This research research is is funded funded by by a a Cooperative Cooperative Research

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Projecting Fatalities in Crashes Involving Older Drivers, 2000-2025  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of this research effort, we developed a new methodology for projecting elderly traffic crash fatalities. This methodology separates exposure to crashes from crash risk per se, and further divides exposure into two components, the number of miles driven and the likelihood of being a driver. This component structure permits conceptually different determinants of traffic fatalities to be projected separately and has thorough motivation in behavioral theory. It also permits finer targeting of particular aspects of projections that need improvement and closer linking of projections to possible policy instruments for influencing them.

Hu, P.S.

2001-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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OLDER DRIVER STUDY  

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R - 1 R - 1 October 2000 REFERENCES Administration on Aging. 1997.Demographic Changes. U.S. Department of Health and H u m a n S e r v i c e s . W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . http://pr.aoa.dhhs.gov/aoa/stats/aging21/demography.html . Administration on Aging. 1999. Profile of Older Americans: 1999. U.S. Department of H e a l t h a n d H u m a n S e r v i c e s . W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . http://pr.aoa.dhhs.gov/aoa/stats/profile/. Administration on Aging. 2000. Transportation and the Elderly. U.S. Department of H e a l t h a n d H u m a n S e r v i c e s . W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . http://www.aoa.gov/factsheets/Transportation.html. American Health Care Association. 1997. The Nursing Home Facility Sourcebook: Facts and Trends - 1997. p. 7. American Health Care Association. 1998. "The Looming Crisis." http://www.ahca.org/secure/nfres.htm and http://ahca.org/secure/alres.htm.

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Projecting Fatalities in Crashes Involving Older Drivers, 2000...  

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ALS Activity Limitation Status AMA American Medical Association AoA Administration on Aging BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics CODES Crash Outcome...

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\Reuschertrolder driver projectwriteupDeb finalchap08.PDF  

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8 - 1 8 - 1 8. FATAL CRASH RATES 8.1 MODELING FATALITY RATES FOR OLDER DRIVERS Data limitations impeded direct, reliable observation of all accidents, but accidents in which a fatality occurs are reported considerably more thoroughly and consistently than crashes not involving a fatality. Accordingly, our principal measure of fatalities is older driver fatalities, meaning the exact number of older drivers killed in accidents. We also developed another fatality measure which captured the total number of deaths involved in crashes involving an older driver, but its interpretability lacks clarity because of insufficient information on assignment of fault in crashes. The first of the two fatal crash rate concepts we call "driver risk," or the driver fatality

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OLDER DRIVER STUDY  

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xi xi ACRONYMS LIST AAA American Automobile Association AARP American Association of Retired Persons AD Alzheimer Disease ADA Americans with Disabilities Act ADL Activities of Daily Living AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children AHEAD Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old AISG American Insurance Services Group ALS Activity Limitation Status AMA American Medical Association AoA Administration on Aging BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics CODES Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System DHHS Department of Health and Human Services DOE Department of Energy DOT Department of Transportation EIA Energy Information Administration EPESE Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly FARS Fatality Analysis Reporting System FHWA Federal Highway Administration

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\\Reuschertrolder driver projectwriteupDeb finalchap01.PDF  

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Contributing to Premature Reduction or Cessation of Driving by Older Men and Women G.8 Investigations of Crashes and Casualties Associated with Older Drivers G.9 Remediation...

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Vital Signs: Emergency Department and Older Adult Motor Vehicle Collisions: Prevention is Paramount  

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Severity of Older Adult Motor Vehicle Collisions in OrangeOlder adults opinion of and motor vehicle-related crashes—32. California Department of Motor Vehicles. Senior Driver:

Lotfipour, Shahram; Cisneros, Victor; Chakravarthy, Bharath

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drivers and Resources  

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Drivers and Resources Regulatory Drivers National Laws Executive Orders DOE Orders and Directives Information Resources DOE P2 Web Sites Other P2 Web Sites Environmental...

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Double domino driver  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The double domino driver is fully differential and is optimized for low switching noise and power. The noise behavior and power dissipation is improved by limiting the signal swing. The domino driver consists of a combination of mini drivers, each of which is switched on in two steps. In the first step a voltage equal to a fraction of the supply voltage propagates through the chain of mini drivers and turn them partially on. In the second step the voltage is increased to its maximum value and is made to propagate through the chain, turning the mini drivers completely on. The rise and fall time of the output signal can be increased by adding mini drivers. For a 5 volt supply voltage with 5 mini drivers the switching noise in decreased to levels less than 100 micro volts. The power dissipation with this driver is least as compared to ECL and other logic systems. The double domino driver is useful in communication and VLSI systems.

Vanstraelen, G.F.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficacy, national/international practices and motivational factors of lifelong driver education for the aging population  

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In a society facing a significant increase in its aging population, older driver education/training is emerging as a potential solution to help seniors drive more safely, thus maintaining their mobility and quality of life. ...

Israels, Richard (Richard Steven)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE DRIVER LISTING  

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

DRIVER LISTING DRIVER LISTING 1. The lines that have been redlined are orders that have been cancelled and not replaced with anything else. 2. This list was current as of 1/1/98. DRIVERTYPE DRIVERCODE TITLE REV_DATE EO ACQUISITION EO 12873, Federal Acquisition, Recycling, and Waste Prevention 09/25/1994 EO ALTERNATIVE FUEL EO 12844, Federal Use of Alternative Fueled Vehicles 09/25/1994 EO COMPUTER EO 12845, Requiring Agencies to Purchase Energy Efficient Compute 09/25/1994 EO CULTURAL EO 11593, Protection & Enhancement of Cultural Environment 09/25/1994 EO ENV DAMAGE EO 12286, Response to Environmental Damage 09/25/1994 EO ENV QUALITY EO 11991, Protect/Enhancement of Environmental Quality 09/25/1994 EO ENV SAFEGUARDS EO 12342, Env. Safeguards/Animal Damage Control on Federal Lands 09/25/1994

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Approaches to enhance driver situational assessment aids  

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Collision warning systems encounter a fundamental trade-off between providing the driver more time in which to respond and alerting the driver unnecessarily. The probability that a driver successfully avoids a hazard ...

Jones, Eric M. (Eric Michael)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulatory Drivers | Department of Energy  

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Regulatory Drivers Regulatory Drivers Regulatory Drivers Statutes and Regulations Relating to Legacy Management Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 10: Energy "Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste," 10 CFR 61 "Occupational Radiation Protection," 10 CFR 835 Title 40: Protection of Environment "National Primary Drinking Water Regulations," 40 CFR 141 "Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities," 40 CFR 264 "National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan," 40 CFR 300 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)/Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) "Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability

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Truck Driver Scheduling in the European Union  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since April 2007 working hours of truck drivers in the European Union are controlled by regulation (EC) No. 561/2006. According to the new regulation, road transport undertakings must organise the work of drivers in a way that drivers are able to comply ... Keywords: drivers' working hours, regulation (EC) No. 561/2006, vehicle scheduling

Asvin Goel

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UWB dual burst transmit driver  

SciTech Connect

A dual burst transmitter for ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems generates a pair of precisely spaced RF bursts from a single trigger event. An input trigger pulse produces two oscillator trigger pulses, an initial pulse and a delayed pulse, in a dual trigger generator. The two oscillator trigger pulses drive a gated RF burst (power output) oscillator. A bias driver circuit gates the RF output oscillator on and off and sets the RF burst packet width. The bias driver also level shifts the drive signal to the level that is required for the RF output device.

Dallum, Gregory E. (Livermore, CA); Pratt, Garth C. (Discovery Bay, CA); Haugen, Peter C. (Livermore, CA); Zumstein, James M. (Livermore, CA); Vigars, Mark L. (Livermore, CA); Romero, Carlos E. (Livermore, CA)

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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JLAB Electron Driver Capabilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several schemes have been proposed for adding a positron beam option at the Continuous Electron Beam Facility (CEBAF) at Jefferson Laboratory (JLAB). They involve using a primary beam of electrons or gamma rays striking a target to produce a positron beam. At JLAB electron beams are produced and used in two different accelerators, CEBAF and the JLAB FEL (Free Electron Laser). Both have low emittance and energy spread. The CEBAF beam is polarized. The FEL beam is unpolarized but the injector can produce a higher current electron beam. In this paper we describe the characteristics of these beams and the parameters relevant for positron production.

Kazimi, Reza [Jefferson Lab, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606 (United States)

2009-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonant Power MOSFET Driver for LED Lighting.  

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??LED lighting has a promising future in consumer markets. Many researchers have conducted researches to improve the LED driver efficiencies. In this thesis, a computer… (more)

Tuladhar, Looja R.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Driver for Dimmable White LED Lighting.  

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??A high efficiency driver circuit is proposed for Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps with dimming feature. The current regulation is accomplished by processing partial power… (more)

Yang, Wen-ching

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Driver Listing | Department of Energy  

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DOE Driver Listing More Documents & Publications Completed EISs Technical Standards, DOE Orders and Applicable CFRsDEAR Crosswalk - February 2, 2002 WaiversByPetitioner.pdf...

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IEP - Carbon Dioxide: Regulatory Drivers  

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IEP - Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Regulatory Drivers In July 7, 2009 testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu made the following statements:1 "...Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that carbon dioxide from human activity has increased the atmospheric level of CO2 by roughly 40 percent, a level one- third higher than any time in the last 800,000 years. There is also a consensus that CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions have caused our planet to change. Already, we have seen the loss of about half of the summer arctic polar ice cap since the 1950s, a dramatically accelerating rise in sea level, and the loss of over two thousand cubic miles of glacial ice, not on geological time scales but over a mere hundred years.

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In-car Airway Options for NASCAR Drivers  

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Medicine Background: “Stock car” drivers may require anpresentation pregnancy. In-car Airway Options for NASCARhelmeted, and apneic stock car driver simulation model.

Dyreyes, Jonathan Q; Grange, Jeff; Smith, Dustin; Jin, Peter; Guldner, Greg

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhanced Driver Requirements for WIPP Shipments - Fact Sheet  

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. a critical step toward solving the nation's nuclear waste disposal problem Enhanced Driver Requirements for WIPP Shipments Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Driver Hiring...

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Retail Price Drivers and their Financial Consequences  

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making the data available. Retail Price Drivers and their Financial Consequences What are the drivers of retailers ' prices and what, if any, are their financial consequences? The results of a large-scale quantitative analysis show that retail prices are mainly driven by pricing history (50%), acquisition costs (25%), and demand feedback (12.5%). In contrast to pricing history, demand-based pricing is associated with higher retailer (and manufacturer) financial performance. The remaining price drivers: category management, store traffic, and store brand performance, affect manufacturer and retailer performance in more complex ways.

Shuba Srinivasan; Koen Pauwels; Vincent Nijs; Mike Hanssens; Carl Mela; Scott Neslin For Comments; Suggestions The Paper

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NPP and Driver Data for Ecosystem  

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EMDI Data Revised Data Set: NPP Multi-Biome: NPP and Driver Data for Ecosystem Model-Data Intercomparison Effective Date of Revision: June 17, 2004 Data Set Citation: Olson, R. J.,...

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A 3 MEGAJOULE HEAVY ION FUSION DRIVER  

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Research, Office of Inertia! Fusion, Research Division ofA 3 MEGAJOULE HEAVY ION FUSION DRIVER* A. Faltens, E. Hoyer,Research, Office of Inertial Fusion, Research Division of

Faltens, A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics at a new Fermilab proton driver  

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In 2004, motivated by the recent exciting developments in neutrino physics, the Fermilab Long Range Planning Committee identified a new high intensity Proton Driver as an attractive option for the future. At the end of 2004 the APS ''Study on the Physics of Neutrinos'' concluded that the future US neutrino program should have, as one of its components, ''A proton driver in the megawatt class or above and neutrino superbeam with an appropriate very large detector capable of observing Cp violation and measuring the neutrino mass-squared differences and mixing parameters with high precision''. The presently proposed Fermilab Proton Driver is designed to accomplish these goals, and is based on, and would help develop, Linear Collider technology. In this paper the Proton Driver parameters are summarized, and the potential physics program is described.

Geer, Steve; /Fermilab

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emergency vehicle driver training by Texas municipal police departments: a descriptive study  

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Because of the increase in the number of monetary civil judgments arising out of police emergency driving situations, law enforcement agencies are taking a critical look at their emergency driver training programs. At the present time there is no state mandated emergency driver training program in Texas for police officers. To help promote a statewide emergency vehicle driver training program, this study was undertaken to provide answers to the Following questions: 1) Is competency-based emergency vehicle driver training being taught by Texas municipal police departments?; 2) Does the size of a department have an effect on what is taught within these driver training programs?; 3) Has having an emergency vehicle driver training program had an effect on the number of collisions during emergency driving situations?; and 4) What do police administrators consider to be the advantages and disadvantages of having an emergency vehicle driver training program? A review of the literature suggests that police departments nationwide that have no emergency vehicle driver training program or an inadequate program are at risk of becoming entangled in expensive and time consuming litigation. To accomplish the objectives of the study, 123 Texas municipal police departments with 26 or more sworn police officers were mailed questionnaires that were to be completed and returned to the researcher. The questionnaire requested information on the current emergency driver training program of each agency. Results indicated that there was little done to train municipal police officers in emergency driving. The larger the police department, the more likely the department was to have a driver training program, but these programs seldom encompassed a complete competency-based, task related curriculum. The reasons given for the inadequate training by the majority of police departments centered around monetary constraints. It can be concluded that, without proper attention being given to improving emergency driver training for municipal police officers, municipalities face increasing civil litigation. It is recommended that the state mandate adequate training programs, provide regional training facilities, and require statistical analysis of all traffic collisions involving emergency vehicles.

Westmoreland, Robert Lawrence

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Techniques for Drivers to Conserve Fuel  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Techniques for Drivers Techniques for Drivers to Conserve Fuel to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Techniques for Drivers to Conserve Fuel on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Techniques for Drivers to Conserve Fuel on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Techniques for Drivers to Conserve Fuel on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Techniques for Drivers to Conserve Fuel on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Techniques for Drivers to Conserve Fuel on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Techniques for Drivers to Conserve Fuel on AddThis.com... More in this section... Idle Reduction Parts & Equipment Maintenance Driving Behavior Management Strategies Driver Techniques Fleet Rightsizing

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IEP - Advanced NOx Emissions Control: Regulatory Drivers  

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IEP - Advanced NOx Emissions Control Regulatory Drivers Regulatory Drivers for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants Regulatory and legislative requirements have predominantly driven the need to develop NOx control technologies for existing coal-fired power plants. The first driver was the Title IV acid rain program, established through the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA). This program included a two-phase strategy to reduce NOx emissions from coal-fired power plants – Phase I started January 1, 1996 and Phase II started January 1, 2000. The Title IV NOx program was implemented through unit-specific NOx emission rate limits ranging from 0.40 to 0.86 lb/MMBtu depending on the type of boiler/burner configuration and based on application of LNB technology.

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Addressing Inappropriate Driver Behavior at Rail-Highway Crossings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ragland. Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings. Draft Report, 5.T.G. Driver Behavior at Rail- Highway Grade Crossings: Aof Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings: Final

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of Driver Fatigue Caused by Sleep Deprivation  

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This paper aims to provide reliable indications of driver drowsiness based on the characteristics of driver-vehicle interaction. A test bed was built under a simulated driving environment, and a total of 12 subjects ...

Coughlin, Joseph F.

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Detecting driver phone use leveraging car speakers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work addresses the fundamental problem of distinguishing between a driver and passenger using a mobile phone, which is the critical input to enable numerous safety and interface enhancements. Our detection system leverages the existing car stereo ... Keywords: acoustic ranging, bluetooth, car speakers, driving safety, location classification, smartphone

Jie Yang; Simon Sidhom; Gayathri Chandrasekaran; Tam Vu; Hongbo Liu; Nicolae Cecan; Yingying Chen; Marco Gruteser; Richard P. Martin

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Needs Drivers for Nanotechnology  

SciTech Connect

Societal needs related to demographics, resources, and human behavior will drive technological advances over the next 20 years. Nanotechnology is anticipated to be an important enabler of these advances, and thus maybe anticipated to have significant influence on new systems approaches to solving societal problems as well as on extending current science and technology-based applications. To examine the potential implications of nanotechnology a societal needs-driven approach is taken. Thus the methodology is to present the definition of the problem, and then examine system concepts, technology issues, and promising future directions. We approach the problem definition from a national and global security perspective and identify three key areas involving the condition of the planet, the human condition, and global security. In anticipating societal issues in the context of revolutionary technologies, such as maybe enabled by nanoscience, the importance of working on the entire life cycle of any technological solution is stressed.

Yonas, G.; Picraux, S.T.

2000-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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ECOdriving - Widespread Implementation for Learner Drivers and Licensed  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ECOdriving - Widespread Implementation for Learner Drivers and Licensed ECOdriving - Widespread Implementation for Learner Drivers and Licensed Drivers (ECOWILL) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: ECOdriving - Widespread Implementation for Learner Drivers and Licensed Drivers (ECOWILL) Agency/Company /Organization: Austrian Energy Agency Focus Area: Fuels & Efficiency Topics: Best Practices Website: www.ecodrive.org/ The ECOWILL project aims to reduce carbon emissions by up to 8 Mt until 2015 by boosting the application of eco-driving across Europe. The project will roll out training programs for licensed drivers in 13 European countries. ECOWILL also promotes the education of eco-driving for learner drivers. This website provides information about eco-driving, including country-specific activities.

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NETL: IEP - Air Quality Research: Regulatory Drivers  

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Regulatory Drivers Regulatory Drivers DOE/NETL’s Air Quality Research Program is in direct response to the need to ensure that fossil-fuel-fired power systems continue to meet current and future environmental requirements. Specific environmental regulatory requirements driving this research are briefly summarized below: I. Clean Air Act (Including 1990 Amendments) Title I - Air Pollution Prevention and Control Part A - Air Quality and Emission Limitations Sect. 109 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards In July 1997 EPA promulgated new standards for particulate matter finer than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) and revised the ambient ozone standards. Sect. 111 - Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources Part C - Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality

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Alternative Fuel Driver Training Companion Manual  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Regulated Fleets Regulated Fleets Alternative Fuel Driver Training Companion Manual Notice This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product,

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General aspects of driver-car interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

General aspects of Human Machine Interface (HMI) are very hard to be defined. They are the on the top level of interest when studying the reliability of the human operators. The first part of our article deals with general problems of HMI and its application ... Keywords: EEG, HMI, car simulation, civil aviation authority(CAA), controlled flight into terrain (CFIT), driver-car interaction, human factors, human performance and limitations (HPL)

Mirek Svítek; Petr Bouchner; Jind?ich Krása; Jin?ich Sadil; Zuzana B?linová; Jakub Rajnoch; Václav Vodrážka

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimizing driver's irritation at a roadblock  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Urban traffic is a logistic issue which can have many societal implications, especially when, due to a too high density of cars, the network of streets of a city becomes blocked, and consequently, pedestrians, bicycles, and cars start sharing the same traffic conditions potentially leading to high irritations (of people) and therefore to chaos. In this paper we focus our attention on a simple scenario: We model the driver's irritation induced by the presence of a roadblock. As a natural generalization, we extend the model for the two one-way crossroads traffic presented by M.E. Fouladvand and M. Nematollahi to that of a roadblock. Our discrete model defines and minimizes the total waiting time. The novelty lies in introducing the (total) driver's irritation and its minimization. Finally, we apply our model to a real-world situation: rush hour traffic in Hillegom, The Netherlands. We observe that minimizing the total waiting time and minimizing the total driver's irritation lead to different traffic light stra...

Vleugels, C J J; Anthonissen, M J H; Seidman, T I

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility of a driver performance data acquisition system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) envisions many future situations in which the effectiveness and consequences of new intelligent vehicle-highway systems technologies will need to be studied in actual production vehicles. Such studies will enable evaluations in vehicles which are familiar to drivers. These studies would be future enhanced by the availability of an instrumentation package that can be easily installed in these vehicles to enable specific vehicle configurations of interest to be evaluated, thereby increasing the variety of vehicle options that are available for study. Ideally, an approach is needed that would allow data collection from a variety of vehicle models and types, and would address the issue of driver familiarity. Such an approach is embodied in the concept of a driver performance data acquisition system that could be installed in a wide range of vehicles within a relatively short period of time. As a universally adaptable system, it would provide researchers with the ability to manually input data as well as directly record information on driver, vehicle, roadway, and environmental parameters. Furthermore, it would enable the measurement of driver performance in the driver`s own vehicle, thereby ensuring vehicle familiarity. In addition, it would be possible to measure driver performance in relation to any vehicle design characteristic at relatively little expense and effort, and would make it easy to update existing models of driver/vehicle behavior to reflect performance characteristics in vehicles of current manufacture.

Carter, R.J.; Spelt, P.F. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Goodman, M.J. [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Crash Avoidance Research

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Gas Markets: Recent Changes and Key Drivers  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov Natural Gas Markets: Recent Changes and Key Drivers for

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Fundamental Drivers of the Cost and Price of Operating Reserves  

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Fundamental Drivers of the Cost and Price of Operating Reserves Marissa Hummon, Paul Denholm, Jennie Jorgenson, and David Palchak National Renewable Energy Laboratory Brendan Kirby...

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\\Reuschertrolder driver projectwriteupDeb finalexecSumm.PD  

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could be included in the model. * Develop three empirical models (percentage of drivers, miles driven, and crash rate) based on historical data. * Formulate assumptions on the...

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Driver Circuit for White LED Lamps with TRIAC Dimming Control.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??An efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamp driver circuit is proposed for retrofitting the conventionally used incandescent lamps with existing TRIAC dimmer. The dimming feature… (more)

Weng, Szu-Jung

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drivers and Barriers in the Current Concentrated Solar Power...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Current Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market (Webinar) Focus Area: Solar Topics: Market Analysis Website: www.leonardo-energy.orgwebinar-drivers-and-barriers-current-csp-marke...

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NETL: IEP - Mercury Emissions Control: Regulatory Drivers  

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Regulatory Drivers Regulatory Drivers The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA) brought about new awareness regarding the overall health-effects of stationary source fossil combustion emissions. Title III of the CAAA identified 189 pollutants, including mercury, as hazardous or toxic and required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate their emissions by source, health effects and environmental implications, including the need to control these emissions. These pollutants are collectively referred to as air toxics or hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). The provisions in Title III specific to electric generating units (EGU) were comprehensively addressed by DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in collaborative air toxic characterization programs conducted between 1990 and 1997. This work provided most of the data supporting the conclusions found in EPA's congressionally mandated reports regarding air toxic emissions from coal-fired utility boilers; the Mercury Study Report to Congress (1997)1 and the "Study of Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions from Electric Utility Steam Generating Units -- Final Report to Congress" (1998).2 The first report identified coal-fired power plants as the largest source of human-generated mercury emissions in the U.S. and the second concluded that mercury from coal-fired utilities was the HAP of "greatest potential concern" to the environment and human health that merited additional research and monitoring.

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IEP - Water-Energy Interface: Regulatory Drivers  

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Regulatory Drivers Regulatory Drivers Several legislative acts are in place that could potentially impact water quality requirements and water use for fossil energy production as well as electricity generation. These acts regulate pollutant discharge and water intake directly and indirectly. Under regulations established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these Acts serve to maintain and improve the Nation's water resources for uses including but not limited to agricultural, industrial, nutritional, and recreational purposes. The Clean Water Act - The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, more commonly known as the Clean Water Act, provides for the regulation of discharges to the nation's surface waters. To address pollution, the act specifies that the discharge of any pollutant by any person is unlawful except when in compliance with applicable permitting requirements. Initial emphasis was placed on "point source" pollutant discharge, but 1987 amendments authorized measures to address "non-point source" discharges, including stormwater runoff from industrial facilities. Permits are issued under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), which designates the highest level of water pollution or lowest acceptable standards for water discharges. NPDES permits are typically administered by the individual states. With EPA approval, the states may implement standards more stringent than federal water quality standards, but may not be less stringent. Certain sections of the Act are particularly applicable to water issues related to power generation. These include:

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Inertially confined fusion using heavy ion drivers  

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The various technical issues of HIF will be briefly reviewed in this paper. It will be seen that there are numerous areas in common in all the approaches to HIF. In the recent International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion, the attendees met in specialized workshop sessions to consider the needs for research in each area. Each of the workshop groups considered the key questions of this report: (1) Is this an appropriate time for international collaboration in HIF (2) Which problems are most appropriate for such collaboration (3) Can the sharing of target design information be set aside until other driver and systems issues are better resolved, by which time it might be supposed that there could be a relaxation of classification of target issues (4) What form(s) of collaboration are most appropriate, e.g., bilateral or multilateral (5) Can international collaboration be sensibly attempted without significant increases in funding for HIF The authors of this report share the conviction that collaboration on a broad scale is mandatory for HIF to have the resources, both financial and personnel, to progress to a demonstration experiment. Ultimately it may be possible for a single driver with the energy, power, focusibility, and pulse shape to satisfy the needs of the international community for target physics research. Such a facility could service multiple experimental chambers with a variety of beam geometries and target concepts.

Herrmannsfeldt, W.B. (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (United States)); Bangerter, R.O. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Bock, R. (Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung mbH, Darmstadt (Germany)); Hogan, W.J.; Lindl, J.D. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States))

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inertially confined fusion using heavy ion drivers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The various technical issues of HIF will be briefly reviewed in this paper. It will be seen that there are numerous areas in common in all the approaches to HIF. In the recent International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion, the attendees met in specialized workshop sessions to consider the needs for research in each area. Each of the workshop groups considered the key questions of this report: (1) Is this an appropriate time for international collaboration in HIF? (2) Which problems are most appropriate for such collaboration? (3) Can the sharing of target design information be set aside until other driver and systems issues are better resolved, by which time it might be supposed that there could be a relaxation of classification of target issues? (4) What form(s) of collaboration are most appropriate, e.g., bilateral or multilateral? (5) Can international collaboration be sensibly attempted without significant increases in funding for HIF? The authors of this report share the conviction that collaboration on a broad scale is mandatory for HIF to have the resources, both financial and personnel, to progress to a demonstration experiment. Ultimately it may be possible for a single driver with the energy, power, focusibility, and pulse shape to satisfy the needs of the international community for target physics research. Such a facility could service multiple experimental chambers with a variety of beam geometries and target concepts.

Herrmannsfeldt, W.B. [Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (United States); Bangerter, R.O. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Bock, R. [Gesellschaft fuer Schwerionenforschung mbH, Darmstadt (Germany); Hogan, W.J.; Lindl, J.D. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drivers of Variability in the South Asian Monsoon  

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Drivers of Variability in the South Asian Monsoon Announcement of Opportunity Outline Bids Deadline) jointly invite outline bid proposals for research on drivers of variability in the South Asian Monsoon. For ESSO-MoES, this activity forms part of their Monsoon Mission programme (http

Edinburgh, University of

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Intercept: Profiling Windows Network Device Drivers* Manuel Mendona Nuno Neves  

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testing, or reverse engineering. Experi- ments using Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth device drivers showIntercept: Profiling Windows Network Device Drivers* Manuel Mendonça Nuno Neves University of Lisboa, Faculty of Sciences, LASIGE, Portugal manuelmendonca@msn.com, nuno@di.fc.ul.pt Abstract. Device

Neves, Nuno

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Renewable Energy Technology Costs and Drivers | Open Energy Information  

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Renewable Energy Technology Costs and Drivers Renewable Energy Technology Costs and Drivers Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Renewable Energy Technology Costs and Drivers Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Market analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Publications Website: prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com//w/images/6/63/RE_C Renewable Energy Technology Costs and Drivers Screenshot References: Renewable Energy Technology Costs and Drivers[1] Summary "Provided herein is a preliminary, high-level summary of future and projected cost estimates for 1) Biofuels, 2) Solar (PV & CSP), and 3) Vehicle Batteries. Cost estimates are dependent on various assumptions and

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Prior BG/P Driver Information | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility  

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Intrepid/Challenger/Surveyor Intrepid/Challenger/Surveyor Introducing Challenger Quick Reference Guide System Overview BG/P Driver Information Prior BG/P Driver Information Internal Networks Machine Environment FAQs Block and Job State Documentation Machine Partitions Data Transfer Data Storage & File Systems Compiling and Linking Queueing and Running Jobs Debugging and Profiling Performance Tools and APIs IBM References Software and Libraries Tukey Eureka / Gadzooks Policies Documentation Feedback Please provide feedback to help guide us as we continue to build documentation for our new computing resource. [Feedback Form] Prior BG/P Driver Information Prior BGP Driver Information This page contains information about the drivers and efixes currently installed on the ALCF resources Intrepid and Surveyor, as well as

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A programmable CCD driver circuit for multiphase CCD operation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A programmable CCD driver circuit was designed to drive CCD's in multiphased modes. The purpose of the drive electronics was to operate developmental CCD imaging arrays for NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer - Tiltable (MODIS-T). Five prototype arrays were designed. Valid's Graphics Editor (GED) was used to design the driver. With this driver design, any of the five arrays can be readout. Designing the driver with GED allowed functional simulation, timing verification, and certain packaging analyses to be done on the design before fabrication. The driver verified its function with the master clock running up to 10 MHz. This suggests a maximum rate of 400 Kpixels/sec. Timing and packaging parameters were verified. the design uses 54 TTL component chips.

Ewin, A.J.; Reed, K.V.

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear transmission line based electron beam driver  

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Gated field emission cathodes can provide short electron pulses without the requirement of laser systems or cathode heating required by photoemission or thermionic cathodes. The large electric field requirement for field emission to take place can be achieved by using a high aspect ratio cathode with a large field enhancement factor which reduces the voltage requirement for emission. In this paper, a cathode gate driver based on the output pulse train from a nonlinear transmission line is experimentally demonstrated. The application of the pulse train to a tufted carbon fiber field emission cathode generates short electron pulses. The pulses are approximately 2 ns in duration with emission currents of several mA, and the train contains up to 6 pulses at a frequency of 100 MHz. Particle-in-cell simulation is used to predict the characteristic of the current pulse train generated from a single carbon fiber field emission cathode using the same technique.

French, David M.; Hoff, Brad W.; Tang Wilkin; Heidger, Susan; Shiffler, Don [Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117 (United States); Allen-Flowers, Jordan [Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Offshore Wind Plant Balance-of-Station Cost Drivers and Sensitivities...  

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Sensitivities OFFSHORE WIND PLANT BALANCE-OF-STATION COST DRIVERS AND SENSITIVITIES OFFSHORE WIND PLANT BALANCE-OF-STATION COST DRIVERS AND SENSITIVITIES G. Saur, B. Maples, B....

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Energy for 500 Million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energy Consumption in China  

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million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energymillion Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energyconsumption, future outlook, end-use, bottom-up analysis

Zhou, Nan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trends in the Health of Older Californians  

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Hing E, Burt CW, Hall MJ. Trend Data On Medical Encounters:Ver5-C.1 TRENDS IN THE HEALTH OF OLDER CALIFORNIANS: DataSurveys November 2008 TRENDS IN THE HEALTH OF OLDER

Wallace, Steven P.; Lee, Jennifer H.; Jawad, May Aydin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Older adults as digital content producers  

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Older adults are normally characterized as consumers, rather than producers, of digital content. Current research concerning the design of technologies for older adults typically focuses on providing access to digital resources. Access is important, ... Keywords: older adults, social connection, user-generated content

Jenny Waycott; Frank Vetere; Sonja Pedell; Lars Kulik; Elizabeth Ozanne; Alan Gruner; John Downs

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Optimization Framework for Driver Feedback Systems  

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Modern vehicles have sophisticated electronic control units that can control engine operation with discretion to balance fuel economy, emissions, and power. These control units are designed for specific driving conditions (e.g., different speed profiles for highway and city driving). However, individual driving styles are different and rarely match the specific driving conditions for which the units were designed. In the research reported here, we investigate driving-style factors that have a major impact on fuel economy and construct an optimization framework to optimize individual driving styles with respect to these driving factors. In this context, we construct a set of polynomial metamodels to reflect the responses produced in fuel economy by changing the driving factors. Then, we compare the optimized driving styles to the original driving styles and evaluate the effectiveness of the optimization framework. Finally, we use this proposed framework to develop a real-time feedback system, including visual instructions, to enable drivers to alter their driving styles in response to actual driving conditions to improve fuel efficiency.

Malikopoulos, Andreas [ORNL; Aguilar, Juan P. [Georgia Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WIPP Driver Makes History, Again | Department of Energy  

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WIPP Driver Makes History, Again WIPP Driver Makes History, Again WIPP Driver Makes History, Again August 31, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill www.wipp.energy.gov 575-234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - A brand-new shipping package arrived at the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) during the early evening hours of August 25, but an all-too familiar face was behind the wheel of the vehicle carrying the package. Long-time WIPP driver Randy Anderson made history, again, when he guided the new TRUPACT-III on its maiden voyage from the Savannah River Site (SRS), located near Aiken, S.C., to the underground repository for defense-generated transuranic (TRU) waste near Carlsbad, N.M. "The trip was uneventful," said Anderson at the conclusion of the 1,534 mile trip from SRS to WIPP. "There were no mechanical problems and no

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WIPP Driver Makes History, Again | Department of Energy  

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Driver Makes History, Again Driver Makes History, Again WIPP Driver Makes History, Again August 31, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Deb Gill www.wipp.energy.gov 575-234-7270 CARLSBAD, N.M. - A brand-new shipping package arrived at the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) during the early evening hours of August 25, but an all-too familiar face was behind the wheel of the vehicle carrying the package. Long-time WIPP driver Randy Anderson made history, again, when he guided the new TRUPACT-III on its maiden voyage from the Savannah River Site (SRS), located near Aiken, S.C., to the underground repository for defense-generated transuranic (TRU) waste near Carlsbad, N.M. "The trip was uneventful," said Anderson at the conclusion of the 1,534 mile trip from SRS to WIPP. "There were no mechanical problems and no

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Unemployed Truck Driver Trains for New Career in Weatherization |  

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Truck Driver Trains for New Career in Weatherization Truck Driver Trains for New Career in Weatherization Unemployed Truck Driver Trains for New Career in Weatherization November 5, 2010 - 2:46pm Addthis Maya Payne Smart Former Writer for Energy Empowers, EERE What does this mean for me? Workers across the country are being retrained for careers in the new clean energy economy. Tyrone Bailey had been out of work for 14 months when an unemployment office staffer told him about a home-weatherization training program offered by the state of New Jersey. The former truck driver and construction worker jumped at the opportunity to acquire new skills and began training January 19. He graduated April 1 and won a position with GreenLight Solutions, a Montclair, New Jersey-based residential home improvement company just two weeks later.

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Unemployed Truck Driver Trains for New Career in Weatherization |  

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Unemployed Truck Driver Trains for New Career in Weatherization Unemployed Truck Driver Trains for New Career in Weatherization Unemployed Truck Driver Trains for New Career in Weatherization November 5, 2010 - 2:46pm Addthis Maya Payne Smart Former Writer for Energy Empowers, EERE What does this mean for me? Workers across the country are being retrained for careers in the new clean energy economy. Tyrone Bailey had been out of work for 14 months when an unemployment office staffer told him about a home-weatherization training program offered by the state of New Jersey. The former truck driver and construction worker jumped at the opportunity to acquire new skills and began training January 19. He graduated April 1 and won a position with GreenLight Solutions, a Montclair, New Jersey-based residential home improvement company just two weeks later.

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Perspectives on AFVs: State and City Government Fleet Driver Survey  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This survey collected information from state government and city government fleet drivers who operate light-duty alternative fuel vehicles(AFVs). The survey posed questions about AFV use, fuel use and availability and performance.

Whalen, M.; Eudy, L.; Coburn, T.

1999-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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V-217: Microsoft Windows NAT Driver ICMP Packet Handling Denial...  

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SCUSSION: The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the Windows NAT Driver when handling ICMP packets and can be exploited to cause the system to stop responding IMPACT:...

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Human Drivers of Climate Change: Energy, Economic Growth, and...  

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Human Drivers of Climate Change: Energy, Economic Growth, and Trade Speaker(s): Steve Davis Date: October 1, 2012 - 4:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Ryan...

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Analyzing Vehicle Fuel Saving Opportunities through Intelligent Driver Feedback  

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Driving style changes, e.g., improving driver efficiency and motivating driver behavior changes, could deliver significant petroleum savings. This project examines eliminating stop-and-go driving and unnecessary idling, and also adjusting acceleration rates and cruising speeds to ideal levels to quantify fuel savings. Such extreme adjustments can result in dramatic fuel savings of over 30%, but would in reality only be achievable through automated control of vehicles and traffic flow. In real-world driving, efficient driving behaviors could reduce fuel use by 20% on aggressively driven cycles and by 5-10% on more moderately driven trips. A literature survey was conducted of driver behavior influences, and pertinent factors from on-road experiments with different driving styles were observed. This effort highlighted important driver influences such as surrounding vehicle behavior, anxiety over trying to get somewhere quickly, and the power/torque available from the vehicle. Existing feedback approaches often deliver efficiency information and instruction. Three recommendations for maximizing fuel savings from potential drive cycle improvement are: (1) leveraging applications with enhanced incentives, (2) using an approach that is easy and widely deployable to motivate drivers, and (3) utilizing connected vehicle and automation technologies to achieve large and widespread efficiency improvements.

Gonder, J.; Earleywine, M.; Sparks, W.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Van Allen probes pinpoint driver of speeding electrons  

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Van Allen probes pinpoint driver of speeding electrons Van Allen probes pinpoint driver of speeding electrons Van Allen probes pinpoint driver of speeding electrons Los Alamos researchers believe they have solved a lingering mystery about how electrons within Earth's radiation belt can suddenly become energetic enough to kill orbiting satellites. July 25, 2013 Artist's rendering of mechanism within Van Allen radiation belts An artist's rendering of a mechanism within the Van Allen radiation belts that can accelerate electrons to satellite-killing energies. The mechanism was discovered by a group of scientists using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes (formerly known as the Radiation Belt Storm Probes). Researchers, led by Los Alamos National laboratory space physicist Geoffrey Reeves, believe that electromagnetic waves within the Van Allen belts themselves

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Green Button Gamer: Driver Challenge | Open Energy Information  

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Green Button Gamer: Driver Challenge Green Button Gamer: Driver Challenge Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Green Button Gamer Agency/Company /Organization: Green Button Gamer Sector: Energy Focus Area: Vehicles Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website, Mobile Device Website: greenbuttongamer.com/ Web Application Link: greenbuttongamer.com/ Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): Featured, Challenge Generated Green Button Gamer Screenshot References: Green Button Gamer[1] Challenge.gov[2] Challenge.gov Submission Page[3] Logo: Green Button Gamer The merger of social apps and gamification of real time vehicle and energy data. Overview GBG Driver Challenge allows users to compete with celebrities, friends, themselves and strangers on games that reinforce good driving habits and

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Microsoft Word - ContractManagementPlanningDRIVERS.doc  

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Drivers for Ineffective and Effective Drivers for Ineffective and Effective Contract Management and Planning Ineffective Contract Management and Planning Effective Contract Management and Planning 1. Top management does not demonstrate a commitment to contract management planning. 2. Contract team members not clear on contract requirements. 3. Contract team members left out of planning process. 4. Lack of coordination and communication amongst the team members. 5. Contract team members not sure of roles, responsibilities, and limitations. 6. Contract team members not clear on how their responsibilities relate, or interact with, other team members. 1. Top management actively demonstrates a commitment to the contract management planning process. 2. Top management mandates training for the

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BEAM SIMULATIONS USING VIRTUAL DIAGNOSTICS FOR THE DRIVER LINAC  

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End-to-end beam simulations for the driver linac have shown that the design meets the necessary performance requirements including having adequate transverse and longitudinal acceptances. However, to achieve reliable operational performance, the development of appropriate beam diagnostic systems and control room procedures are crucial. With limited R&D funding, beam simulations provide a cost effective tool to evaluate candidate beam diagnostic systems and to provide a critical basis for developing early commissioning and later operational activities. We propose to perform beam dynamic studies and engineering analyses to define the requisite diagnostic systems of the driver linac and through simulation to develop and test commissioning and operational procedures.

R. C. York; X. Wu; Q. Zhao

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Business Case Slide 2: Drivers for DU Use R&D  

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Drivers for DU Use R&D Previous Slide Next Slide Table of Contents Drivers for DU Use R&D Compliance agreement with Ohio EPA Still in force; requires R&D effort and annual report...

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Comparative Oncogenomic Analysis of Copy Number Alterations in Human and Zebrafish Tumors Enables Cancer Driver Discovery  

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The identification of cancer drivers is a major goal of current cancer research. Finding driver genes within large chromosomal events is especially challenging because such alterations encompass many genes. Previously, we ...

Zhang, GuangJun

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Design and implementation of A truecolor wide dimming single-pin LED driver  

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This thesis develops a single-pin LED driver used in wide screen displays. With the increasing size of the displays, a more compact multi-channel driver solution is needed for the increasing number of back light LEDs. This ...

Li, Zhen, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APPLICATION NOTE 4393 Selecting HB LED Drivers for Automotive Lighting Applications  

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Abstract: This application note provides an overview of HB LED driver selection criteria for automotive lighting applications. It reviews HB LED driver topologies and recommends configurations for various automotive lighting applications, including interior lighting, exterior lighting, and display backlighting.

Brian Hedayati

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilization of Fuel Consumption Data in an Ecodriving Incentive System for Heavy-Duty Vehicle Drivers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Driver behavior is one of the greatest factors determining fuel consumption and, thus, carbon dioxide emissions from a heavy-duty vehicle. The difference in fuel consumption can be up to 30%, depending on the driver. Education, monitoring, and feedback ...

Heikki Liimatainen

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report on the Fuel Saving Effectiveness of Various Driver Feedback Approaches  

SciTech Connect

This final report quantifies the fuel-savings opportunities from specific driving behavior changes, identifies factors that influence drivers' receptiveness to adopting fuel-saving behaviors, and assesses various driver feedback approaches.

Gonder, J.; Earleywine, M.; Sparks, W.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection and tracking of driver's hands in real time  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a complete driver's hands detection and tracking system suitable for working in real time conditions has been developed. The proposed system has been successfully tested in close-real world conditions in different scenarios on a very realistic ... Keywords: automotive application, image processing, real time, tracking

Raúl Crespo; Isaac Martín De Diego; Cristina Conde; Enrique Cabello

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Virable speed gas-turbine drivers gain in compressor use  

SciTech Connect

Variable-speed drivers, such as gas turbines, for reciprocating compressors enhance overall energy savings and a compressor's operational flexibility. This paper presents the main design aspects of gas-turbine systems and some examples from a recent installation in Germany.

Giacomelli, E.; Bernardini, F. (Nuovo Pignone, Florence (Italy)); Andree, H. (Pipeline Engineering GmbH, Essen (DE))

1990-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuel Economy Driver Interfaces: Usability Study of Display Component Concepts  

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A fuel economy driver interface (FEDI) gives drivers an indication of fuel usage or efficiency. Many passenger vehicles in recent model years have FEDIs, and they have been included in some vehicle models for decades. FEDIs present fuel economy information in a variety of forms. Some show fuel economy in miles per gallon (mpg) while others provide a relative measure of economy or provide an alert if fuel economy is especially poor. The appearances of FEDIs vary drastically between vehicle makes and models. FEDIs can provide numerical output, analog or digital gauges, bar charts, illuminator lamps, and a variety of other display features. With the recent emergence of high-resolution LCD screens in cars, detailed and complex color displays are possible, and these make feasible a variety of new FEDI concepts. FEDIs may even include vehicle-adaptive features that influence some aspect of vehicle performance in response to inefficient driver behaviors. While FEDIs have the potential to encourage efficient and safe driving, it is possible that the displays themselves cause distraction at the expense of attending to the roadway. Overall goals of this research program are to understand how characteristics of FEDIs influence driver behavior, and to identify best practices for FEDI design to meet drivers ’ needs and minimize distraction and undesirable behavior. Previous work on this project has included documenting the range of existing FEDI designs and conducting focus groups with vehicle owners to discuss fuel efficient driving behaviors and FEDI designs (Jenness, Singer, Walrath, & Lubar, 2009). The purpose of the usability study presented here was to narrow down the range of possible FEDI designs so that the most usable concepts could be tested in a subsequent driving simulator study.

Cs Intensity-changing Light

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An analysis of factors contributing to train-involved crashes  

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A railroad-highway grade crossing is a unique intersection in that two different modes of transportation (trains and vehicles) use the same physical space. Many factors can contribute to collisions between trains and vehicles at these crossings. Crashes involving trains and vehicles are a significant safety problem in Texas each year. This research attempts to identify and analyze contributing factors to train-involved accidents in Texas. Three years of accident data (1328 total accidents) were analyzed for the contributing factors. The contributing factors were classified into four categories: railroad factors, environmental factors, roadway factors, and driver/passenger factors. The accident data was analyzed using one and two-way classification tables. The frequency distributions for the accidents included in this study were compared to the corresponding frequency distributions for national or statewide accidents using a Chi-Square statistical test. Finally, research hypotheses were formulated based on a literature review of driver behavior and previous accident studies and then tested using population proportion tests. The results of the identification of contributing factors showed that tried to beat train, impaired driver, stuck, stalled, or stopped on tracks, driving around gates, and driver inattention were the five most frequent primary contributing factors. The Chi-Square comparison of frequency distributions for accidents included in this study showed that the protection type, time of day, light conditions, driver race and sex, accident severity, location type, and roadway class were statistically different compared to the corresponding national and statewide frequency distributions. The analysis of the research hypotheses showed that hypotheses 3, 8, and 10 were supported according to the population proportion testing.

Cooner, Scott Allen

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ris Energy Report 5 Global drivers for transformation of energy systems 3 Global drivers for transformation of energy  

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by simulta- neous dramatic increases in oil and gas prices. The role of energy supply as a key facilitator decade. Developing countries are devoting more attention to securing their future energy supplies drivers for future en- ergy development activities: · security of supply; · climate change; · energy

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Exploring predictors of technology adoption among older adults.  

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??The purpose of this study was to investigate predictors of older adult technology adoption through a mixed methods perspective. One hundred and seventy-six older adults… (more)

Heinz, Melinda Sue

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings: Cost-Effective Improvements to Increase Driver Safety at Public At-Grade Rail-Highway Crossings in California  

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14 5.1. Potential Rail Crossing19 DRIVER DECISIONS AT RAIL CROSSINGS: A CONCEPTUALFigure 1: Ten Year U.S. and California Rail-Highway Crossing

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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After the Disaster: Considerations for Older Adults  

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When older adults must evacuate their homes, they may worry about receiving their Social Security payments, receiving Medicare benefits from new health care providers, and replacing medications left behind. This publication explains who to call for help with these needs.

Crocker, Andrew

2005-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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\Reuschertrolder driver projectwriteupDeb finalchap09.PDF  

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9 - 1 9 - 1 9. ANALYSIS OF THE FATALITY PROJECTIONS In this chapter, we offer two views on the importance of various determinants of elderly driver fatalities. The first takes the perspective of the four major components of the projections: growths in population, increases in VMT, growth in the percent of the elderly population driving, and decreases in crash risk. We report these contributions to the fatality projections in Section 9.1. None of these major components is directly amenable to policy instruments, but many of the variables in the equations used to project those components do have some susceptibility to adjustment by public policy. In Section 9.2 we report the sensitivity of driver fatalities in 2025 to alternative scenarios based on alternative growth

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Baseline scenario(s) for muon collider proton driver  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper gives an overview of the various muon collider scenarios and the requirements they put on the Proton Driver. The required proton power is about 4-6MW in all the scenarios, but the bunch repetition rate varies between 12 and 65Hz. Since none of the muon collider scenarios have been simulated end-to-end, it would be advisable to plan for an upgrade path to around 10MW. Although the proton driver energy is flexible, cost arguments seems to favor a relatively low energy. In particular, at Fermilab 8GeV seems most attractive, partly due to the possibility of reusing the three existing fixed energy storage rings for bunch manipulations.

Jansson, Andreas; /Fermilab

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver | Department of Energy  

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

Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver January 13, 2009 - 8:29am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy As I write this post, the Midwest and northern states are in the grip of a deep freeze. Temperatures are extremely low, and when wind chill is added in, it's barely possible to set foot outside. But if you are like me, you still need to get to work. For most of the country, that means driving-at least a little, if not an hour-plus commute each way. So why not make your vehicle efficient? We've been advising you on ways to make the home more energy smart, so let's talk about your car for a moment. One of the best ways to be energy smart with your car is also one of the wisest: drive sensibly. Aggressive driving wastes gas. Jackrabbit starts,

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Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver | Department of Energy  

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Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver January 13, 2009 - 8:29am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy As I write this post, the Midwest and northern states are in the grip of a deep freeze. Temperatures are extremely low, and when wind chill is added in, it's barely possible to set foot outside. But if you are like me, you still need to get to work. For most of the country, that means driving-at least a little, if not an hour-plus commute each way. So why not make your vehicle efficient? We've been advising you on ways to make the home more energy smart, so let's talk about your car for a moment. One of the best ways to be energy smart with your car is also one of the wisest: drive sensibly. Aggressive driving wastes gas. Jackrabbit starts,

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Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver | Department of Energy  

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Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver Be a Safe and Efficient Winter Driver January 13, 2009 - 8:29am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy As I write this post, the Midwest and northern states are in the grip of a deep freeze. Temperatures are extremely low, and when wind chill is added in, it's barely possible to set foot outside. But if you are like me, you still need to get to work. For most of the country, that means driving-at least a little, if not an hour-plus commute each way. So why not make your vehicle efficient? We've been advising you on ways to make the home more energy smart, so let's talk about your car for a moment. One of the best ways to be energy smart with your car is also one of the wisest: drive sensibly. Aggressive driving wastes gas. Jackrabbit starts,

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Fuel Economy Driver Interfaces: Driving Simulator Study of Component Concepts  

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A fuel economy driver interface (FEDI) gives a driver an indication of fuel usage or efficiency. Many passenger vehicles in recent model years have FEDIs and they have been included in some vehicle models for decades. FEDIs present fuel economy information in a variety of forms. Some show fuel economy in miles per gallon (mpg) while others provide a relative measure of economy or provide an alert if fuel economy is especially poor. The appearances of FEDIs vary drastically between vehicle makes and models. FEDIs can provide numerical output, analog or digital gauges, bar charts, illuminator lamps, and a variety of other display features. With the recent emergence of high-resolution LCD screens in cars, detailed and complex color displays are possible, and these make feasible a variety of new FEDI concepts. FEDIs may even include vehicle-adaptive features that influence some aspect of vehicle performance in response to inefficient driver behaviors. While FEDIs have the potential to encourage efficient and safe driving, it is possible that the displays themselves might cause distraction at the expense

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2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CW high intensity non-scaling FFAG proton drivers  

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Accelerators are playing increasingly important roles in basic science, technology, and medicine including nuclear power, industrial irradiation, material science, and neutrino production. Proton and light-ion accelerators in particular have many research, energy and medical applications, providing one of the most effective treatments for many types of cancer. Ultra high-intensity and high-energy (GeV) proton drivers are a critical technology for accelerator-driven sub-critical reactors (ADS) and many HEP programs (Muon Collider). These high-intensity GeV-range proton drivers are particularly challenging, encountering duty cycle and space-charge limits in the synchrotron and machine size concerns in the weaker-focusing cyclotrons; a 10-20 MW proton driver is not presently considered technically achievable with conventional re-circulating accelerators. One, as-yet, unexplored re-circulating accelerator, the Fixed-field Alternating Gradient, or FFAG, is an attractive alternative to the cyclotron. Its strong focusing optics are expected to mitigate space charge effects, and a recent innovation in design has coupled stable tunes with isochronous orbits, making the FFAG capable of fixed-frequency, CW acceleration, as in the classical cyclotron. This paper reports on these new advances in FFAG accelerator technology and references advanced modeling tools for fixed-field accelerators developed for and unique to the code COSY INFINITY.

Johnstone, C.; /Fermilab; Berz, M.; Makino, K.; /Michigan State U.; Snopok, P.; /IIT, Chicago

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EOCR CONTROL ROD AND DRIVER FUEL HYDRAULIC TESTS  

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The EOCR prototype control rod, control rod drive, and driver fuel assembly were extensively tested in 500 deg F Santowax and 132 deg F water. These tests not only established the operating characteristics of these assemblies but also revealed a number of deficiencies in the various components. The modifications required were tested to establish the satisfactory performance of the modified components. Flow versus pressure differential measurements were performed on the driver fuel and the control rod. These measuremerts were also performed on various sized orifices in both assemblies to facilitate final orifice sizing when the final physics and heat transfer calculations have been completed. Scram insertion time curves were obtained for a variety of control rod configurations and test conditions. These curves not only established the scram insertion reliability of the control rod but also provided the basis for performing a control rod force analysis. Included are descriptions of the control rod, control rod drive, and driver fuel assembly together with descriptions of their method of operation. (auth)

Harrison, L.J.

1962-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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V-217: Microsoft Windows NAT Driver ICMP Packet Handling Denial of Service  

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7: Microsoft Windows NAT Driver ICMP Packet Handling Denial of 7: Microsoft Windows NAT Driver ICMP Packet Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability V-217: Microsoft Windows NAT Driver ICMP Packet Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability August 14, 2013 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: A vulnerability was reported in the Windows NAT Driver PLATFORM: Windows Server 2012 ABSTRACT: This security update resolves a vulnerability in the Windows NAT Driver in Microsoft Windows REFERENCE LINKS: Secunia Advisory SA54420 Security Tracker ID 1028909 Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-064 CVE-2013-3182 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium DI SCUSSION: The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the Windows NAT Driver when handling ICMP packets and can be exploited to cause the system to stop responding IMPACT: Denial of Service SOLUTION: Vendor has released a security update

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Analyzing Vehicle Fuel Saving Opportunities through Intelligent Driver Feedback  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

NREL/CP-5400-53864.Posted with permission. NREL/CP-5400-53864.Posted with permission. Presented at the 2012 SAE World Congress, 24-26 April 2012, Detroit, Michigan 2012-01-0494 Analyzing Vehicle Fuel Saving Opportunities Published through Intelligent Driver Feedback 04/16/2012 Jeffrey Gonder, Matthew Earleywine and Witt Sparks National Renewable Energy Laboratory doi:10.4271/2012-01-0494 ABSTRACT While it is well known that "MPG will vary" based on how one drives, little independent research exists on the aggregate

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The Outlook for Electricity Supply and Demand to 2035: Key Drivers  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics & Analysis www.eia.gov The Outlook for Electricity Supply and Demand to 2035: Key Drivers

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Video-based lane estimation and tracking for driver assistance: Survey, system, and evaluation  

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2002. [6] W. Enkelmann, “Video-based driver assistance—FromK. Kalaitzakis, “A survey of video processing techniques forand thermal infrared video: Algorithms and experimental

McCall, J C; Trivedi, Mohan Manubhai

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEAVY-ION ACCELERATORS AS DRIVERS FOR INERTIALLY CONFINED FUSION  

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The f a s t breeder reactor should in theory solve the fuellight water reactors. The ICF driver could, in theory, serve

Herrmannsfeldt, W.b.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency in the South Africa crude oil refining industry drivers, barriers and opportunities.  

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??Includes abstract. This study has explored a range of barriers, drivers and opportunities to improving energy performance in the South African crude oil refining industry,… (more)

Bergh, Caitlin.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility Integrated Resource Planning: An Emerging Driver of New Renewable Generation in the Western United States  

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Risk: The Treatment of Renewable Energy in Western UtilityEmerging Driver of New Renewable Generation in the WesternEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Office of Planning,

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: IEP - Coal Utilization By-Products : Regulatory Drivers  

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Regulatory Drivers Regulatory Drivers Since 1993, Federal Regulations have treated the four major large-volume CUB's -- fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) byproducts -- as solid wastes that do not warrant regulation as hazardous wastes under Subtitle C of RCRA, as long as these CUB’s were not co-managed with other waste materials. On May 22, 2000, EPA published a final Regulatory Determination [PDF-320KB] that retained the hazardous waste exemption for coal utilization by-products. EPA has concluded that fossil fuel combustion wastes do not warrant regulation as hazardous under Subtitle C of RCRA and is retaining the hazardous waste exemption for these wastes. However, the Agency has determined that national non-hazardous waste regulations under RCRA Subtitle D are needed for coal combustion wastes disposed in surface impoundments and landfills and used as minefilling. EPA also concluded beneficial uses of these wastes, other than for minefilling, pose no significant risk and no additional national regulations are needed. This determination affects more than 110 million tons of fossil fuel combustion wastes that are generated each year, virtually all from burning coal.

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UWB multi-burst transmit driver for averaging receivers  

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A multi-burst transmitter for ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems generates a sequence of precisely spaced RF bursts from a single trigger event. There are two oscillators in the transmitter circuit, a gated burst rate oscillator and a gated RF burst or RF power output oscillator. The burst rate oscillator produces a relatively low frequency, i.e., MHz, square wave output for a selected transmit cycle, and drives the RF burst oscillator, which produces RF bursts of much higher frequency, i.e., GHz, during the transmit cycle. The frequency of the burst rate oscillator sets the spacing of the RF burst packets. The first oscillator output passes through a bias driver to the second oscillator. The bias driver conditions, e.g., level shifts, the signal from the first oscillator for input into the second oscillator, and also controls the length of each RF burst. A trigger pulse actuates a timing circuit, formed of a flip-flop and associated reset time delay circuit, that controls the operation of the first oscillator, i.e., how long it oscillates (which defines the transmit cycle).

Dallum, Gregory E

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Neural processes supporting young and older adults' emotional memories  

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Young and older adults are more likely to remember emotional information than neutral information. The present functional magnetic resonance imaging study examined the neural processes supporting young (ages 18--35) and older (ages 62--79) adults' successful ...

Elizabeth A. Kensinger; Daniel L. Schacter

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a questionnaire for identifying driver's personal values in driving  

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The speed behavior of drivers is influenced by their personal driving values. It is assumed that these personal values may differ between drivers. In this paper, we describe the development of the Personal Driving Values (PDV) questionnaire. The questionnaire ... Keywords: driving behavior, motivation, questionnaire

Qonita Shahab, Jacques Terken, Berry Eggen

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous driver sizing and buffer insertion using a delay penalty estimation technique  

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To achieve timing closure in a placed design, buffer insertion and driver sizing are two of the most effective transforms that can be applied. Since the driver sizing solution and the buffer insertion solution affect each other, sub-optimal solutions ...

Charles Alpert; Chris Chu; Gopal Gandham; Miloš Hrki?; Jiang Hu; Chandramouli Kashyap; Stephen Quay

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Barriers and drivers for process innovation in the petrochemical industry: A case study  

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Process innovation and energy efficiency improvement are among the key options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in petrochemicals production. This case study presents some of the main drivers and barriers to activities aimed at improving existing processes ... Keywords: Barriers, Case study, Drivers, Energy efficiency, O31 Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives, Process innovation, Strategic innovation

Tao Ren

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drivers and Barriers in the Current Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Drivers and Barriers in the Current Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market Drivers and Barriers in the Current Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market (Webinar) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Drivers and Barriers in the Current Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market (Webinar) Focus Area: Solar Topics: Market Analysis Website: www.leonardo-energy.org/webinar-drivers-and-barriers-current-csp-marke Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/drivers-and-barriers-current-concentr Language: English Policies: Regulations Regulations: Mandates/Targets This video teaches users about the four major types of concentrating solar power technologies (CSP): parabolic trough, tower concentrators, linear Fresnel lenses and dish engine systems. It also provides an overview of the trends in the market and research that should be performed in order to make

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\Reuschertrolder driver projectwriteupDeb finalchap10.PDF  

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10 - 1 10 - 1 10. SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS 10.1 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS As part of this research effort, we developed a new methodology for projecting elderly traffic crash fatalities. This methodology separates exposure to crashes from crash risk per se, and further divides exposure into two components, the number of miles driven and the likelihood of being a driver. This component structure permits conceptually different determinants of traffic fatalities to be projected separately and has thorough motivation in behavioral theory. It also permits finer targeting of particular aspects of projections that need improvement and closer linking of projections to possible policy instruments for influencing them. 10.1.1 Aggregate Fatality Projections

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RESULTS FROM RFETS BUILDING 771 PROJECT Activity Name Driver  

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RESULTS FROM RFETS BUILDING 771 PROJECT RESULTS FROM RFETS BUILDING 771 PROJECT Activity Name Driver Pre Review M-H/Yr Post Review Est M-H/Yr Est Potential Reallocable M-H/Yr Savings Est Cost Savings @$50/Hr Pre Review Frequency Suggested Frequency Bin Location Resource Organization Contamination survey in/around Gloveboxes not in use None 364 0 364 $18,200 Semi- annually N/A Cancellati on Radiation Protection Contamination Survey upon receipt of rad materials None 0 0 0 $0 As required N/A Cancellati on Radiation Protection A/S - Posting areas with potential > 10% DAC 10CFR835 2080 0 2080 $104,000 As required N/A Cancellati on Radiation Protection A/S - Use of respirators where potential for > 10% DAC 10CFR835 RCM Art 555 2080 0 2080 $104,000 As required N/A Cancellati on Radiation

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Analysis of IFR driver fuel hot channel factors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thermal-hydraulic uncertainty factors for Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) driver fuels have been determined based primarily on the database obtained from the predecessor fuels used in the IFR prototype, Experimental Breeder Reactor II. The uncertainty factors were applied to the channel factors (HCFs) analyses to obtain separate overall HCFs for fuel and cladding for steady-state analyses. A ``semistatistical horizontal method`` was used in the HCFs analyses. The uncertainty factor of the fuel thermal conductivity dominates the effects considered in the HCFs analysis; the uncertainty in fuel thermal conductivity will be reduced as more data are obtained to expand the currently limited database for the IFR ternary metal fuel (U-20Pu-10Zr). A set of uncertainty factors to be used for transient analyses has also been derived.

Ku, J.Y.; Chang, L.K.; Mohr, D.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combining radial basis function neural network and genetic algorithm to improve HDD driver IC chip scale package assembly yield  

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In recent years, the future trend of micro HDD driver IC for large capacity micro HDD is to become lighter, thinner, shorter and smaller. Among all the options available for micro HDD driver IC's assembly, warpage is an important issue related to micro ... Keywords: Assembly yield, Driver IC, GA, RBFN, Warpage

M. L. Huang; Y. H. Hung

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sliding Mode Pulsed Averaging IC Drivers for High Brightness Light Emitting Diodes  

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This project developed new Light Emitting Diode (LED) driver ICs associated with specific (uniquely operated) switching power supplies that optimize performance for High Brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs). The drivers utilize a digital control core with a newly developed nonlinear, hysteretic/sliding mode controller with mixed-signal processing. The drivers are flexible enough to allow both traditional microprocessor interface as well as other options such as “on the fly” adjustment of color and brightness. Some other unique features of the newly developed drivers include • AC Power Factor Correction; • High power efficiency; • Substantially fewer external components should be required, leading to substantial reduction of Bill of Materials (BOM). Thus, the LED drivers developed in this research : optimize LED performance by increasing power efficiency and power factor. Perhaps more remarkably, the LED drivers provide this improved performance at substantially reduced costs compared to the present LED power electronic driver circuits. Since one of the barriers to market penetration for HB-LEDs (in particular “white” light LEDs) is cost/lumen, this research makes important contributions in helping the advancement of SSL consumer acceptance and usage.

Dr. Anatoly Shteynberg, PhD

2006-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Low impedance z-pinch drivers without post-hole convolute current adders.  

SciTech Connect

Present-day pulsed-power systems operating in the terawatt regime typically use post-hole convolute current adders to operate at sufficiently low impedance. These adders necessarily involve magnetic nulls that connect the positive and negative electrodes. The resultant loss of magnetic insulation results in electron losses in the vicinity of the nulls that can severely limit the efficiency of the delivery of the system's energy to a load. In this report, we describe an alternate transformer-based approach to obtaining low impedance. The transformer consists of coils whose windings are in parallel rather than in series, and does not suffer from the presence of magnetic nulls. By varying the pitch of the coils windings, the current multiplication ratio can be varied, leading to a more versatile driver. The coupling efficiency of the transformer, its behavior in the presence of electron flow, and its mechanical strength are issues that need to be addressed to evaluate the potential of transformer-based current multiplication as a viable alternative to conventional current adder technology.

Savage, Mark Edward; Seidel, David Bruce; Mendel, Clifford Will, Jr.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The D9-4 experiment: Improving on the fast flux test facility driver pin  

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The driver fuel system for the fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) has proven to be a very robust and reliable spectrum liquid-metal reactor. A series of fuel assembly tests, has now been completed that incorporate unique improvements to extend the lifetime of the driver fuel design to increase the ease of fabrication, and to increase the breeding potential. The D9-4 test was a high-exposure fuel assembly in this series, and detailed examinations of this test have been completed. Commonalities with the standard FFTF driver fuel included dimensions and the use of uranium/plutonium mixed-oxide pellet fuel.

Chastain, S.A. (Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

A Retroreflective Sheeting Selection Technique for Nighttime Drivers' Needs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis, the author developed a retroreflective sheeting selection technique for traffic signs. Previous research was used to determine the luminance needed by drivers (demand luminance). The author used roadways scenarios to determine the amount of luminance the retroreflective sheeting on a sign would produce (supply luminance). A spreadsheet was developed to determine the performance of different retroreflective sheeting types by comparing the demand and supply luminance for specific roadway scenarios. Using the results of previous studies, three demand luminance levels were created: replacement, adequate, and desirable. The replacement level represents the level of luminance when a sign needs to be replaced and is 2.5 cd/m2. The adequate level is the recommended amount of luminance when installing new traffic signs and is 10 cd/m2. The desirable level is the approximate level when additional luminance has diminishing returns and is 30 cd/m2. Supply luminance on a specific traffic sign was determined by evaluating roadway geometries, sign placement, retroreflective sheeting type and vehicle data. The author reviewed roadway geometries in Texas to estimate typical number of lanes, shoulder widths and horizontal curvature in the US. Sign placement from the MUTCD determined the typical lateral placements, sign heights, and sign twists. Vehicle data included vehicle dimensions and headlamp type. Both the supply and demand luminance were determined for a specific viewing distance for a given scenario. The viewing distance is the distance a driver needs to read or recognize a sign to respond properly. In addition, the type of sign, alphanumeric or symbol, determined how this distance was calculated. The author developed four sign groups to calculate the distance required to read and respond to a traffic sign, including 1) Stop required, 2) Reduction in speed required, 3) Read the message provided, and 4) Change of lane required. For symbol signs, the minimum required visibility distance (MRVD) was determined for the sign group and for text signs, the viewing distance at a legibility index (LI) of 30 ft/in was found. At these distances, the author calculated the supply luminance and then compared it to the demand luminance levels to determine the performance level. The author developed the Retroreflective Sheeting Selection Spreadsheet (RSSS) to allow others to use the methodology presented in this thesis. RSSS allows users to input the roadway data, vehicle data, and sign data. RSSS takes this information and looks up the supply luminance for the scenario. RSSS then compares the supply luminance to the demand luminance levels and outputs the retroreflective sheeting performance level for the scenario.

Paulus, Susan C.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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\Reuschertrolder driver projectwriteupDeb finalchap07.PDF  

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Person miles of travel includes travel by any mode or means; VMT/person implies that the person is Person miles of travel includes travel by any mode or means; VMT/person implies that the person is driving the vehicle. GM Project G.6 October 2000 7 - 1 7. VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED 7.1 HISTORICAL TRENDS IN ELDERLY DRIVING The total person miles of travel for all drivers in the United States increased from 2,026 billion miles in 1983 to 2,141 billion miles in 1990 to 2,663 billion miles in 1995, a total increase of 31.4% (U.S. Department of Transportation, 1997B). Historical driving trends among the elderly also show a general increase in the annual amount of VMT per person 1 (Figure 7.1). The age group of persons over 85 have seen the largest increases. Men over 85 drove an average of 1933 miles per year in 1983, a number which more than doubled to 5166

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Proton Driver Linac for the Frankfurt Neutron Source  

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The Frankfurt Neutron Source at the Stern-Gerlach-Zentrum (FRANZ) will deliver high neutron fluxes in the energy range of 1 to 500 keV. The Activation Mode provides a high averaged neutron flux created by a cw proton beam of up to 5 mA, while in the Compressor Mode intense neutron pulses of 1 ns length are formed with a repetition rate of up to 250 kHz. The Compressor Mode is well-suited for energy-dependent neutron capture measurements using the Time-of-Flight method in combination with a 4{pi} BaF{sub 2} detector array. The design of the proton driver linac for both operation modes is presented. This includes the volume type ion source, the ExB chopper located in the low energy section, the RFQ-IH combination for beam acceleration and the bunch compressor. Finally, the neutron production at the lithium-7 target and the resulting energy spectrum is described.

Wiesner, C.; Chau, L. P.; Dinter, H.; Droba, M.; Heilmann, M.; Joshi, N.; Maeder, D.; Metz, A.; Meusel, O.; Noll, D.; Podlech, H.; Ratzinger, U.; Reichau, H.; Schempp, A.; Schmidt, S.; Schweizer, W.; Volk, K.; Wagner, C. [Institut fuer Angewandte Physik, Goethe-Universitaet, Max-von-Laue-Str. 1, 60438 Frankfurt/Main (Germany); Reifarth, R. [Institut fuer Angewandte Physik, Goethe-Universitaet, Max-von-Laue-Str. 1, 60438 Frankfurt/Main (Germany); GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung, Planckstr. 1, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Mueller, I.

2010-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Aiming to Green NASCAR's Future: Q&A with Driver Leilani Munter |  

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Aiming to Green NASCAR's Future: Q&A with Driver Leilani Munter Aiming to Green NASCAR's Future: Q&A with Driver Leilani Munter Aiming to Green NASCAR's Future: Q&A with Driver Leilani Munter August 2, 2010 - 10:00am Addthis Leilani Münter adopts an acre of rainforest for every race she drives in. | Photo courtesy of Phil Cavali Leilani Münter adopts an acre of rainforest for every race she drives in. | Photo courtesy of Phil Cavali Lindsay Gsell "I feel being a part of NASCAR is where I can make a really big impact in terms of raising awareness about our environmental issues. I'm definitely bringing a new audience to NASCAR and working on bridging the gap between environmentalists and race fans." Leilani Munter Carbon Free Girl Leilani Münter is not your usual NASCAR driver. An avid environmentalist, Münter's goal is to spread an energy efficiency and

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U-226: Linux Kernel SFC Driver TCP MSS Option Handling Denial of Service  

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6: Linux Kernel SFC Driver TCP MSS Option Handling Denial of 6: Linux Kernel SFC Driver TCP MSS Option Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability U-226: Linux Kernel SFC Driver TCP MSS Option Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability August 2, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Linux Kernel SFC Driver TCP MSS Option Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability PLATFORM: Linux Kernel 3.2.x ABSTRACT: The Linux kernel is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability. reference LINKS: Secunia Advisory SA50081 Bugtraq ID: 54763 Vulnerability Report: Linux Kernel 3.2.x The Linux Kernel Archives Original Advisory CVE-2012-3412 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: A vulnerability has been reported in Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the Solarflare network

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Summary of sessions B and F: High intensity linacs and frontend & proton drivers  

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This paper summarizes the sessions B&F of the 33rd ICFA Advanced Beam Dynamics Workshop on High Intensity & High Brightness Hadron Beams held in Bensheim, Germany. It covers high intensity linacs, front ends and proton driver topics.

Ferdinand, R.; /Saclay; Chou, W.; /Fermilab; Galambos, J.; /Oak Ridge

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U-226: Linux Kernel SFC Driver TCP MSS Option Handling Denial...  

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

August 2, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Linux Kernel SFC Driver TCP MSS Option Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability PLATFORM: Linux Kernel 3.2.x ABSTRACT: The Linux...

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Figure 72. Vehicle miles traveled per licensed driver, 1970-2040 ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Sheet3 Sheet2 Sheet1 Figure 72. Vehicle miles traveled per licensed driver, 1970-2040 (thousand miles) History Reference case 1970.00 $8.69 1971.00 $9.01

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Analysis of Tidal Straining as Driver for Estuarine Circulation in Well-Mixed Estuaries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tidal straining, which can mathematically be described as the covariance between eddy viscosity and vertical shear of the along-channel velocity component, has been acknowledged as one of the major drivers for estuarine circulation in channelized ...

Hans Burchard; Henk M. Schuttelaars

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

DriverGuard: a fine-grained protection on I/O flows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most commodity peripheral devices and their drivers are geared to achieve high performance with security functions being opted out. The absence of security measures invites attacks on the I/O data and consequently threats those applications feeding on ...

Yueqiang Cheng; Xuhua Ding; Robert H. Deng

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Most generator retirements over the past decade were older natural ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Older, less efficient natural gas-fired generators accounted for 64% of the total generator retirements between 2000-2010. However, natural gas-fired generators also ...

127

Responses to restaurant menu nutritional labeling in older adults.  

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?? The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not older adults utilize nutritional information displayed in restaurants to guide their ordering decisions.… (more)

Hillis, Valerie A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Evaluation of an Urban Travel Training for Older Adults  

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of life. Travel training programs designed to increaseevaluation of a travel training program that educated olderservices. Travel training programs that instruct older

Babka, Rhianna JoIris; Cooper, Jill F.; Ragland, David R.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulsed power drivers for ICF and high energy density physics  

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Nanosecond Pulsed Power Science and Technology has its origins in the 1960s and over the past decade has matured into a flexible and robust discipline capable of addressing key physics issues of importance to ICF and high Energy Density Physics. The major leverage provided by pulsed power is its ability to generate and deliver high energy and high power at low cost and high efficiency. A low-cost, high-efficiency driver is important because of the very large capital investment required for multi-megajoule ignition-class systems. High efficiency is of additional importance for a commercially viable inertial fusion energy option. Nanosecond pulsed power has been aggressively and successfully developed at Sandia over the past twenty years. This effort has led to the development of unique multi-purpose facilities supported by highly capable diagnostic, calculational and analytic capabilities. The Sandia Particle-beam Fusion Program has evolved as part of an integrated national ICF Program. It applies the low-cost, high-efficiency leverage provided by nanosecond pulsed power systems to the longer-term goals of the national program, i.e., the Laboratory Microfusion Facility and Inertial Fusion Energy. A separate effort has led to the application of nanosecond pulsed power to the generation of intense, high-energy laboratory x-ray sources for application to x-ray laser and radiation effects science research. Saturn is the most powerful of these sources to date. It generates {approximately}500 kilojoules of x-rays from a magnetically driven implosion (Z-pinch). This paper describes results of x-ray physics experiments performed on Saturn, plans for a new Z-pinch drive capability for PBFA-II, and a design concept for the proposed {approximately}15 MJ Jupiter facility. The opportunities for ICF-relevant research using these facilities will also be discussed.

Ramirez, J.J.; Matzen, M.K.; McDaniel, D.H.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: From Science Drivers to Reference Design  

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In the history of astronomy, major advances in our understanding of the Universe have come from dramatic improvements in our ability to accurately measure astronomical quantities. Aided by rapid progress in information technology, current sky surveys are changing the way we view and study the Universe. Next-generation surveys will maintain this revolutionary progress. We focus here on the most ambitious survey currently planned in the visible band, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). LSST will have unique survey capability in the faint time domain. The LSST design is driven by four main science themes: constraining dark energy and dark matter, taking an inventory of the Solar System, exploring the transient optical sky, and mapping the Milky Way. It will be a large, wide-field ground-based system designed to obtain multiple images covering the sky that is visible from Cerro Pachon in Northern Chile. The current baseline design, with an 8.4 m (6.5 m effective) primary mirror, a 9.6 deg{sup 2} field of view, and a 3,200 Megapixel camera, will allow about 10,000 square degrees of sky to be covered using pairs of 15-second exposures in two photometric bands every three nights on average. The system is designed to yield high image quality, as well as superb astrometric and photometric accuracy. The survey area will include 30,000 deg{sup 2} with {delta} < +34.5{sup o}, and will be imaged multiple times in six bands, ugrizy, covering the wavelength range 320-1050 nm. About 90% of the observing time will be devoted to a deep-wide-fast survey mode which will observe a 20,000 deg{sup 2} region about 1000 times in the six bands during the anticipated 10 years of operation. These data will result in databases including 10 billion galaxies and a similar number of stars, and will serve the majority of science programs. The remaining 10% of the observing time will be allocated to special programs such as Very Deep and Very Fast time domain surveys. We describe how the LSST science drivers led to these choices of system parameters.

Ivezic, Z.; Axelrod, T.; Brandt, W.N.; Burke, D.L.; Claver, C.F.; Connolly, A.; Cook, K.H.; Gee, P.; Gilmore, D.K.; Jacoby, S.H.; Jones, R.L.; Kahn, S.M.; Kantor, J.P.; Krabbendam, V.; Lupton, R.H.; Monet, D.G.; Pinto, P.A.; Saha, A.; Schalk, T.L.; Schneider, D.P.; Strauss, Michael A.; /Washington U., Seattle, Astron. Dept. /LSST Corp. /Penn State U., Astron. Astrophys. /KIPAC, Menlo Park /NOAO, Tucson /LLNL, Livermore /UC, Davis /Princeton U., Astrophys. Sci. Dept. /Naval Observ., Flagstaff /Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ. /UC, Santa Cruz /Harvard U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Illinois U., Urbana

2011-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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High Temperature Dynamic Hohlraums on the Pulsed Power Driver Z  

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In the concept of the dynamic hohlraum an imploding z-pinch is optically thick to its own radiation. Radiation may be trapped inside the pinch to give a radiation temperature inside the pinch greater than that outside the pinch. The radiation is typically produced by colliding an outer Z-pinch liner onto an inner liner. The collision generates a strongly radiating shock, and the radiation is trapped by the outer liner. As the implosion continues after the collision the radiation temperature may continue to increase due to ongoing PdV (pressure times change in volume) work done by the implosion. In principal the radiation temperature may increase to the point at which the outer liner burns through, becomes optically thin, and no longer traps the radiation. One application of the dynamic hohlraum is to drive an ICF (inertial confinement fusion) pellet with the trapped radiation field. Members of the dynamic hohlraum team at Sandia National Labs have used the pulsed power driver Z (20 LMA, 100 ns) to create a dynamic hohlraum with temperature linearly ramping from 100 to 180 eV over 5 ns. On this shot zp214 a nested tungsten wire array of 4 and 2 cm diameters with masses of 2 and 1 mg imploded onto a 2.5 mg plastic annulus at 5 mm diameter. The current return can on this shot was slotted. It is likely the radiation temperature may be increased to over 200 CV by stabilizing the pinch with a solid current return can. A current return can with 9 slots imprints 9 filaments onto the imploding pinch. This degrades the optical trapping and the quality of the liner collision. A 1.6 mm diameter capsule situated inside this dynamic hohlraum of zp214 would see 15 kJ of radiation impinging on its surface before the pinch itself collapses to a 1.6 mm diameter. Dynamic hohlraum shots including pellets are scheduled to take place on Z in September of 1998.

Armijo, J.; Chandler, G.A.; Cooper, G.; Derzon, M.S.; Fehl, D.; Gilliland, T.; Hawn, R.; Hebron, D.; Hurst, M.; Jobe, D.; Lash, J.; Lazier, S.; Leeper, R.; McGurn, J.; McKenney, J.; Mock, R.; Nash, T.J.; Nielsen, D.; Ruiz, C.; Ryan, P.; Seaman, J.F.; Torres, J.

1999-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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BEAM DYNAMICS STUDIES OF A HIGH-REPETITION RATE \\\\ LINAC-DRIVER FOR A 4TH GENERATION LIGHT SOURCE  

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DRIVER FOR A 4TH GENERATION LIGHT SOURCE ? M. Venturini † ,of designing a 4th generation light source in the 0.27 ? 1.2

Ventturini, M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Geant4 Visualisation System - a multi-driver graphics system  

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From the beginning the Geant4 Visualisation System was designed to support several simultaneous graphics systems written to common abstract interfaces. Today it has matured into a powerful diagnostic and presentational tool. It comes with a library of models that may be added to the current scene and which include the representation of the Geant4 geometry hierarchy, simulated trajectories and user-written hits and digitisations. The workhorse is the OpenGL suite of drivers for X, Xm, Qt and Win32. There is an Open Inventor driver. Scenes can be exported in special graphics formats for offline viewing in the DAWN, VRML, HepRApp and gMocren browsers. PostScript can be generated through OpenGL, Open Inventor, DAWN and HepRApp. Geant4's own tracking algorithms are used by the Ray Tracer. Not all drivers support all features but all drivers bring added functionality of some sort. This paper describes the interfaces and details the individual drivers.

John Allison; Laurent Garnier; Akinori Kimura; Joseph Perl

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Grid Parity for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities; Preprint  

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In this report, we analyze PV break-even costs for U.S. residential customers. We evaluate some key drivers of grid parity both regionally and over time. We also examine the impact of moving from flat to time-of-use (TOU) rates, and we evaluate individual components of the break-even cost, including effect of rate structure and various incentives. Finally, we examine how PV markets might evolve on a regional basis considering the sensitivity of the break-even cost to four major drivers: technical performance, financing parameters, electricity prices and rates, and policies. We find that electricity price rather than technical parameters are in general the key drivers of the break-even cost of PV. Additionally, this analysis provides insight about the potential viability of PV markets.

Ong, S.; Denholm, P.; Clark, N.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emergency Department Visits by Older Adults for Motor Vehicle Collisions: A Five-Year National Study  

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KM, Esserman DA, et al. Motor vehicle collision-relatedVisits by Older Adults for Motor Vehicle Collisions * Denvervisits by older adults for motor vehicle collisions (MVC) in

Vogel, Jody A; Ginde, Adit A.; Lowenstein, Steven R.; Betz, Marian E.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental comparison of the active well coincidence counter with the random driver  

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A direct comparison has been made between the IAEA Active Well Coincidence Counter (AWCC) and the CMB-8 Random Driver. The comparison included an experimental evaluation of precision, counting rate, accuracy, penetrability, stability, and the effect of sample inhomogeneity. Samples used in the evaluation included highly enriched U/sub 3/O/sub 8/, U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ mixed withe qgraphite, highly enriched uranium metal discs, and depleted uranium metal. These materials are typical of the samples of interest to the IAEA inspectors. It was concluded that the two instruments had very similar performance characteristics with the Random Driver giving better penetrability and the AWCC giving better stability.

Menlove, H.O.; Ensslin, N.; Sampson, T.E.

1979-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--There are two types of drivers in production machine systems: constant velocity (CV) motor and servo-motor.  

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) motor and servo-motor. If a system contains two drivers or more, among which some are of the CV motor while the other are the servo-motor, the system has the so-called hybrid driver architecture is stable. A simulation is performed to show verify the proposed controller. The CV motor has the velocity

Zhang, WJ "Chris"

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Safe Computing for Older Americans | Department of Energy  

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Safe Computing for Older Americans Safe Computing for Older Americans Safe Computing for Older Americans November 6, 2013 11:00AM EST Course Title: Safe Computing for Older Americans Course Start/End Date: November 6, 2013 Start/End Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Course Type: Classrooom Course Location: Forrestal Large Auditorium Course Description: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "Stop.Think.Connect" Campaign Presentation by Robin "Montana" Williams, Branch Chief, Cybersecurity Education & Awareness (CE&A) Branch, DHS. Please join the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for the Annual DOE NCSAM event to be hosted at the Forrestal and Germantown locations. NCSAM is a collaborative effort between government and industry to engage and educate the public, private, and Federal sectors about cyber

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Tobacco Industry Involvement in Colorado  

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Accessed May 25, 2004) Industry Summary. 1992 (est. ).11 May 2004) Tobacco Industry Involvement in Colorado Pageor (800) LUNG-USA. Tobacco Industry Involvement in Colorado

Landman, BA, Anne; Bialick, Peter

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Web-Based Forest Sector Communities as Drivers for Economic Development  

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1 Web-Based Forest Sector Communities as Drivers for Economic Development Richard Vlosky MeetingForest Products Society Annual Meeting--June, 2005June, 2005 Outline · Overview of webCommon ties Social interactionSocial interaction What are Web-based Communities? Social network that uses

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Holifield!Radioactive!Ion!Beam!Facility! Cyclotron!Driver!White!Paper!  

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Holifield!Radioactive!Ion!Beam!Facility! Cyclotron!Driver!White!Paper! ! ! ! ! prepared and design work has progressed. One of the original purposes of the White Paper was a comparison-writing the document now, most of these references would not be relevant. #12;2 1.0 Introduction! ! This!white!paper

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Inrush related problems caused by lamps with electronic drivers and their mitigation  

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New types of appliances sometimes bring unexpected power quality problems. On several locations it was reported that energy-saving lamps cause random false tripping of circuit breakers. In all of these cases these lamps had electronic drivers. An investigation ... Keywords: energy-saving lamp, false tripping, inrush, mitigation, power quality

Vladimir ?uk; Joseph F. G. Cobben; Wil L. Kling

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced beam-dynamics simulation tools for the RIA driver linac,Part I: Low energy beam transport and radiofrequency quadrupole  

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Advanced Beam-Dynamics Simulation Tools for the RIA Driver Linac; Low Energy Beam Transport and Radiofrequency Quadrupole.

Wangler, Thomas P.; Crandall, Kenneth R.; Garnett, Robert W.; Gorelov, Dmitry; Ostroumov, Petr; Qiang, Ji; Ryne, Robert; York, Richard

2003-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Recyclable transmission line (RTL) and linear transformer driver (LTD) development for Z-pinch inertial fusion energy (Z-IFE) and high yield.  

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Z-Pinch Inertial Fusion Energy (Z-IFE) complements and extends the single-shot z-pinch fusion program on Z to a repetitive, high-yield, power plant scenario that can be used for the production of electricity, transmutation of nuclear waste, and hydrogen production, all with no CO{sub 2} production and no long-lived radioactive nuclear waste. The Z-IFE concept uses a Linear Transformer Driver (LTD) accelerator, and a Recyclable Transmission Line (RTL) to connect the LTD driver to a high-yield fusion target inside a thick-liquid-wall power plant chamber. Results of RTL and LTD research are reported here, that include: (1) The key physics issues for RTLs involve the power flow at the high linear current densities that occur near the target (up to 5 MA/cm). These issues include surface heating, melting, ablation, plasma formation, electron flow, magnetic insulation, conductivity changes, magnetic field diffusion changes, possible ion flow, and RTL mass motion. These issues are studied theoretically, computationally (with the ALEGRA and LSP codes), and will work at 5 MA/cm or higher, with anode-cathode gaps as small as 2 mm. (2) An RTL misalignment sensitivity study has been performed using a 3D circuit model. Results show very small load current variations for significant RTL misalignments. (3) The key structural issues for RTLs involve optimizing the RTL strength (varying shape, ribs, etc.) while minimizing the RTL mass. Optimization studies show RTL mass reductions by factors of three or more. (4) Fabrication and pressure testing of Z-PoP (Proof-of-Principle) size RTLs are successfully reported here. (5) Modeling of the effect of initial RTL imperfections on the buckling pressure has been performed. Results show that the curved RTL offers a much greater buckling pressure as well as less sensitivity to imperfections than three other RTL designs. (6) Repetitive operation of a 0.5 MA, 100 kV, 100 ns, LTD cavity with gas purging between shots and automated operation is demonstrated at the SNL Z-IFE LTD laboratory with rep-rates up to 10.3 seconds between shots (this is essentially at the goal of 10 seconds for Z-IFE). (7) A single LTD switch at Tomsk was fired repetitively every 12 seconds for 36,000 shots with no failures. (8) Five 1.0 MA, 100 kV, 100 ns, LTD cavities have been combined into a voltage adder configuration with a test load to successfully study the system operation. (9) The combination of multiple LTD coaxial lines into a tri-plate transmission line is examined. The 3D Quicksilver code is used to study the electron flow losses produced near the magnetic nulls that occur where coax LTD lines are added together. (10) Circuit model codes are used to model the complete power flow circuit with an inductive isolator cavity. (11) LTD architectures are presented for drivers for Z-IFE and high yield. A 60 MA LTD driver and a 90 MA LTD driver are proposed. Present results from all of these power flow studies validate the whole LTD/RTL concept for single-shot ICF high yield, and for repetitive-shot IFE.

Sharpe, Robin Arthur; Kingsep, Alexander S. (Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia); Smith, David Lewis; Olson, Craig Lee; Ottinger, Paul F. (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC); Schumer, Joseph Wade (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC); Welch, Dale Robert (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Kim, Alexander (High Currents Institute, Tomsk, Russia); Kulcinski, Gerald L. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI); Kammer, Daniel C. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI); Rose, David Vincent (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Nedoseev, Sergei L. (Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia); Pointon, Timothy David; Smirnov, Valentin P. (Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia); Turgeon, Matthew C.; Kalinin, Yuri G. (Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia); Bruner, Nichelle "Nicki" (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Barkey, Mark E. (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL); Guthrie, Michael (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI); Thoma, Carsten (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Genoni, Tom C. (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Langston, William L.; Fowler, William E.; Mazarakis, Michael Gerrassimos

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental comparison of the active well coincidence counter with the random driver  

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A direct comparison has been made between the IAEA Active Well Coincidence Counter (AWCC) and the LASL Random Driver at CMB-8. The comparison included an experimental evaluation of precision, counting rate, accuracy, penetrability, stability, and the effect of sample inhomogeneity. Samples used in the evaluation included highly enriched U/sub 3/O/sub 8/, U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ mixed with graphite, highly enriched uranium metal discs, and depleted uranium metal. These materials are typical of the samples of interest to the IAEA inspectors. It is concluded that the two instruments had very similar performance characteristics with the Random Driver giving better penetrability and the AWCC giving better stability.

Menlove, H.O.; Ensslin, N.; Sampson, T.E.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Session 4: "Short-Term Energy Prices - What Drivers Matter Most?"  

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4: "Short-Term Energy Prices - What Drivers Matter Most?" 4: "Short-Term Energy Prices - What Drivers Matter Most?" Speakers: Howard K. Gruenspecht, EIA David M. Arseneau, Federal Reserve Board Guy F. Caruso, Center for Strategic and International Studies Christopher Ellsworth, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Edward L. Morse, Credit Suisse Securities [Note: Recorders did not pick up introduction of panel (see biographies for details on the panelists) or introduction of session.] Howard: And this presentation could not be more timely, given current developments in oil and natural gas markets and the start of the traditional summer driving season. In discussions of rapidly rising oil prices leading to a peak of $147 per barrel in the summer of 2008, the factors that were traditionally the focus of EIA's

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Break-Even Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities  

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09 09 December 2009 Break-Even Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities Paul Denholm, Robert M. Margolis, Sean Ong, and Billy Roberts National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-6A2-46909 December 2009 Break-Even Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities Paul Denholm, Robert M. Margolis, Sean Ong, and Billy Roberts Prepared under Task No. PVD9.1210 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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OPERATION AND COMMISSIONING OF THE JEFFERSON LAB UV FEL USING AN SRF DRIVER ERL  

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We describe the operation and commissioning of the Jefferson Lab UV FEL using a CW SRF ERL driver. Based on the same 135 MeV linear accelerator as the Jefferson Lab 10 kW IR Upgrade FEL, the UV driver ERL uses a bypass geometry to provide transverse phase space control, bunch length compression, and nonlinear aberration compensation necessitating a unique set of commissioning and operational procedures. Additionally, a novel technique to initiate lasing is described. To meet these constraints and accommodate a challenging installation schedule, we adopted a staged commissioning plan with alternating installation and operation periods. This report addresses these issues and presents operational results from on-going beam operations.

R. Legg; S. Benson; G. Biallas; K. Blackburn; J. Boyce; D. Bullard; J. Coleman; C. Dickover; D. Douglas; F. Ellingsworth; P. Evtushenko; F. Hannon; C. Hernandez-Garcia; C. Gould; J. Gubeli; D. Hardy; K. Jordan; M. Klopf; J. Kortze; M. Marchlik; W. Moore; G. Neil; T. Powers; D. Sexton; Michelle D. Shinn; C. Tennant; R. Walker; G. Wilson

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accounting for the Variation of Driver Aggression in the Simulation of Conventional and Advanced Vehicles: Preprint  

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Hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles offer the potential to reduce both oil imports and greenhouse gases, as well as to offer a financial benefit to the driver. However, assessing these potential benefits is complicated by several factors, including the driving habits of the operator. We focus on driver aggression, i.e., the level of acceleration and velocity characteristic of travel, to (1) assess its variation within large, real-world drive datasets, (2) quantify its effect on both vehicle efficiency and economics for multiple vehicle types, (3) compare these results to those of standard drive cycles commonly used in the industry, and (4) create a representative drive cycle for future analyses where standard drive cycles are lacking.

Neubauer, J.; Wood, E.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accounting for the Variation of Driver Aggression in the Simulation of Conventional and Advanced Vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles offer the potential to reduce both oil imports and greenhouse gases, as well as to offer a financial benefit to the driver. However, assessing these potential benefits is complicated by several factors, including the driving habits of the operator. We focus on driver aggression, i.e., the level of acceleration and velocity characteristic of travel, to (1) assess its variation within large, real-world drive datasets, (2) quantify its effect on both vehicle efficiency and economics for multiple vehicle types, (3) compare these results to those of standard drive cycles commonly used in the industry, and (4) create a representative drive cycle for future analyses where standard drive cycles are lacking.

Neubauer, J.; Wood, E.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of Accumulator and Compressor Rings for the Project-X Based Proton Driver  

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A Muon Collider (MC) and a Neutrino Factory (NF) - which may be considered as a step towards a MC - both require a high-power ({approx}4 MW) proton driver providing short (compressor ring can be nearly isochronous in order to limit the required RF voltage and reduce the dispersion contribution to the beam size. In the present report we consider ring lattice designs which achieve these goals.

Alexahin, Y.; Neuffer, D.; /Fermilab

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AGS performance and upgrades; A possible proton driver for a muon collider  

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After the successful completion of the AGS Booster and several upgrades of the AGS, a new intensity record of 6.3 x 10{sup 13} protons per pulse accelerated to 24GeV was achieved. Further intensity upgrades are being discussed that could increase the average delivered beam intensity by up to a factor of six. The total beam power then reaches almost 1 MW and the AGS can then be considered as a proton driver for a muon collider.

Roser, T.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional Supply Outlook for Market Driver Coals: A New Set of Fundamentals?  

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Coal prices have peaked twice since 2000 and have yet to return to pre-2000 levels. In the wake of this volatility, this report examines how coal supply fundamentals are changing for key "market-driver" coals and how these changes impact future markets for coal. Many believe the power industry will be able to use a broader range of cheaper, more abundant coals once tighter environmental requirements force additional technology controls around the country. Contrary to this belief, this report provides evi...

2003-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing the Drivers of Air Flow and Water Vapor Transport in Existing Single Family Homes (Revised)  

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This document focuses on managing the driving forces which move air and moisture across the building envelope. While other previously published Measure Guidelines focus on elimination of air pathways, the ultimate goal of this Measure Guideline is to manage drivers which cause air flow and water vapor transport across the building envelope (and also within the home), control air infiltration, keep relative humidity (RH) within acceptable limits, avoid combustion safety problems, improve occupant comfort, and reduce house energy use.

Cummings, J.; Withers, C.; Martin, E.; Moyer, N.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analytic Framework for Evaluation of State Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policies with Reference to Stakeholder Drivers  

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This report presents the framework that was developed to analyze energy efficiency and renewable energy policies on the state level based on how well they meet the stakeholder drivers.

Brown, E.; Mosey, G.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ferroelectric opening switches for large-scale pulsed power drivers.  

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Fast electrical energy storage or Voltage-Driven Technology (VDT) has dominated fast, high-voltage pulsed power systems for the past six decades. Fast magnetic energy storage or Current-Driven Technology (CDT) is characterized by 10,000 X higher energy density than VDT and has a great number of other substantial advantages, but it has all but been neglected for all of these decades. The uniform explanation for neglect of CDT technology is invariably that the industry has never been able to make an effective opening switch, which is essential for the use of CDT. Most approaches to opening switches have involved plasma of one sort or another. On a large scale, gaseous plasmas have been used as a conductor to bridge the switch electrodes that provides an opening function when the current wave front propagates through to the output end of the plasma and fully magnetizes the plasma - this is called a Plasma Opening Switch (POS). Opening can be triggered in a POS using a magnetic field to push the plasma out of the A-K gap - this is called a Magnetically Controlled Plasma Opening Switch (MCPOS). On a small scale, depletion of electron plasmas in semiconductor devices is used to affect opening switch behavior, but these devices are relatively low voltage and low current compared to the hundreds of kilo-volts and tens of kilo-amperes of interest to pulsed power. This work is an investigation into an entirely new approach to opening switch technology that utilizes new materials in new ways. The new materials are Ferroelectrics and using them as an opening switch is a stark contrast to their traditional applications in optics and transducer applications. Emphasis is on use of high performance ferroelectrics with the objective of developing an opening switch that would be suitable for large scale pulsed power applications. Over the course of exploring this new ground, we have discovered new behaviors and properties of these materials that were here to fore unknown. Some of these unexpected discoveries have lead to new research directions to address challenges.

Brennecka, Geoffrey L.; Rudys, Joseph Matthew; Reed, Kim Warren; Pena, Gary Edward; Tuttle, Bruce Andrew; Glover, Steven Frank

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Survey of Laser Markets Relevant to Inertial Fusion Energy Drivers, information for National Research Council  

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Development of a new technology for commercial application can be significantly accelerated by leveraging related technologies used in other markets. Synergies across multiple application domains attract research and development (R and D) talent - widening the innovation pipeline - and increases the market demand in common components and subsystems to provide performance improvements and cost reductions. For these reasons, driver development plans for inertial fusion energy (IFE) should consider the non-fusion technology base that can be lveraged for application to IFE. At this time, two laser driver technologies are being proposed for IFE: solid-state lasers (SSLs) and KrF gas (excimer) lasers. This document provides a brief survey of organizations actively engaged in these technologies. This is intended to facilitate comparison of the opportunities for leveraging the larger technical community for IFE laser driver development. They have included tables that summarize the commercial organizations selling solid-state and KrF lasers, and a brief summary of organizations actively engaged in R and D on these technologies.

Bayramian, A J; Deri, R J; Erlandson, A C

2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Altruistic and Aggressive Driver Behavior in a No-Notice Evacuation  

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This study examines the impact of altruistic and aggressive driver behavior on the effectiveness of an evacuation for a section of downtown Atlanta. The study area includes 37 signalized intersections, seven ramps, and 48 parking lots that vary by size, type (lot versus garage), peak volume, and number of ingress and egress points. A detailed microscopic model of the study area was created in VISSIM. Different scenarios examined the impacts of driver behavior on parking lot discharge rates and the loading rates from side streets on primary evacuation routes. A new methodology was created to accurately represent parking lot discharge rates. This study is also unique in that it assumes a "worst case scenario" that occurs with no advance notice during the morning peak period, when vehicles must transition from inbound to outbound routes. Simulation results indicate that while overall network clearance times are similar across scenarios, the distribution of delay on individual routes and across parking lots differ markedly. More equitable solutions (defined as the allocation of delay from parking lots and side streets to main evacuation routes) were observed with altruistic driver behavior.

Brandstetter, Tim [Kimley-Horn and Associates; Garrow, Dr. Laurie [Georgia Institute of Technology; Hunter, Dr. Michael [Georgia Institute of Technology; Southworth, Frank [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Break-Even Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Grid parity--or break-even cost--for photovoltaic (PV) technology is defined as the point where the cost of PV-generated electricity equals the cost of electricity purchased from the grid. Break-even cost is expressed in $/W of an installed system. Achieving break-even cost is a function of many variables. Consequently, break-even costs vary by location and time for a country, such as the United States, with a diverse set of resources, electricity prices, and other variables. In this report, we analyze PV break-even costs for U.S. residential customers. We evaluate some key drivers of grid parity both regionally and over time. We also examine the impact of moving from flat to time-of-use (TOU) rates, and we evaluate individual components of the break-even cost, including effect of rate structure and various incentives. Finally, we examine how PV markets might evolve on a regional basis considering the sensitivity of the break-even cost to four major drivers: technical performance, financing parameters, electricity prices and rates, and policies. We find that local incentives rather than ?technical? parameters are in general the key drivers of the break-even cost of PV. Additionally, this analysis provides insight about the potential viability of PV markets.

Denholm, P.; Margolis, R. M.; Ong, S.; Roberts, B.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accounting for the Variation of Driver Aggression in the Simulation of Conventional and Advanced Vehicles (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses a method of accounting for realistic levels of driver aggression to higher-level vehicle studies, including the impact of variation in real-world driving characteristics (acceleration and speed) on vehicle energy consumption and different powertrains (e.g., conventionally powered vehicles versus electrified drive vehicles [xEVs]). Aggression variation between drivers can increase fuel consumption by more than 50% or decrease it by more than 20% from average. The normalized fuel consumption deviation from average as a function of population percentile was found to be largely insensitive to powertrain. However, the traits of ideal driving behavior are a function of powertrain. In conventional vehicles, kinetic losses dominate rolling resistance and aerodynamic losses. In xEVs with regenerative braking, rolling resistance and aerodynamic losses dominate. The relation of fuel consumption predicted from real-world drive data to that predicted by the industry-standard HWFET, UDDS, LA92, and US06 drive cycles was not consistent across powertrains, and varied broadly from the mean, median, and mode of real-world driving. A drive cycle synthesized by NREL's DRIVE tool accurately and consistently reproduces average real-world for multiple powertrains within 1%, and can be used to calculate the fuel consumption effects of varying levels of driver aggression.

Neubauer, J.; Wood, E.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accounting for the Variation of Driver Aggression in the Simulation of Conventional and Advanced Vehicles (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses a method of accounting for realistic levels of driver aggression to higher-level vehicle studies, including the impact of variation in real-world driving characteristics (acceleration and speed) on vehicle energy consumption and different powertrains (e.g., conventionally powered vehicles versus electrified drive vehicles [xEVs]). Aggression variation between drivers can increase fuel consumption by more than 50% or decrease it by more than 20% from average. The normalized fuel consumption deviation from average as a function of population percentile was found to be largely insensitive to powertrain. However, the traits of ideal driving behavior are a function of powertrain. In conventional vehicles, kinetic losses dominate rolling resistance and aerodynamic losses. In xEVs with regenerative braking, rolling resistance and aerodynamic losses dominate. The relation of fuel consumption predicted from real-world drive data to that predicted by the industry-standard HWFET, UDDS, LA92, and US06 drive cycles was not consistent across powertrains, and varied broadly from the mean, median, and mode of real-world driving. A drive cycle synthesized by NREL's DRIVE tool accurately and consistently reproduces average real-world for multiple powertrains within 1%, and can be used to calculate the fuel consumption effects of varying levels of driver aggression.

Neubauer, J.; Wood, E.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Community Response Grids for Older Adults: Motivations, Usability, and Sociability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to developing strong social networks empowered with ICTs to foster disaster management and emergency response, and recovering from disasters. This paper discusses the motivation for a Community Response Grid (CRG) to helpCommunity Response Grids for Older Adults: Motivations, Usability, and Sociability Philip Fei Wu

Golbeck, Jennifer

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OLDER ADULTS' USE OF COMPUTERS: A SURVEY Joy Goodman  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

OLDER ADULTS' USE OF COMPUTERS: A SURVEY Joy Goodman Department of Computing Science University of Glasgow GLASGOW G12 8QQ UK joy@dcs.gla.ac.uk Audrey Syme Division of Applied Computing University of Dundee DUNDEE DD1 4HN UK asyme@computing.dundee.ac.uk Roos Eisma Division of Applied Computing University

Goodman, Joy

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Dynamical 3-Space: Supernovae and the Hubble Expansion - Older Universe and End of Dark Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We apply the new dynamics of 3-space to cosmology by deriving a Hubble expansion solution. This dynamics involves two constants; G and alpha - the fine structure constant. This solution gives an excellent parameter-free fit to the recent supernova and gamma-ray burst data without the need for `dark energy' or `dark matter'. The data and theory together imply an older age for the universe of some 14.7Gyrs. Various problems such as fine tuning, the event horizon problem etc are now resolved. A brief review discusses the origin of the 3-space dynamics and how that dynamics explained the bore hole anomaly, spiral galaxy flat rotation speeds, the masses of black holes in spherical galaxies, gravitational light bending and lensing, all without invoking `dark matter' or `dark energy'. These developments imply that a new understanding of the universe is now available.

Reginald T Cahill

2007-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Grid as a Driver for Energy-Intensive Industries: A Data Center Case  

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Smart Grid as a Driver for Energy-Intensive Industries: A Data Center Case Smart Grid as a Driver for Energy-Intensive Industries: A Data Center Case Study Title Smart Grid as a Driver for Energy-Intensive Industries: A Data Center Case Study Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-6104E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Ganti, Venkata, and Girish Ghatikar Conference Name Grid-Interop 2012 Date Published 12/2012 Conference Location Irving, TX Keywords data centers, market sectors, technologies Abstract The Smart Grid facilitates integration of supply- and demand-side services, allowing the end-use loads to be dynamic and respond to changes in electricity generation or meet localized grid needs. Expanding from previous work, this paper summarizes the results from field tests conducted to identify demand response opportunities in energy-intensive industrial facilities such as data centers. There is a significant opportunity for energy and peak-demand reduction in data centers as hardware and software technologies, sensing, and control methods can be closely integrated with the electric grid by means of demand response. The paper provides field test results by examining distributed and networked data center characteristics, end-use loads and control systems, and recommends opportunities and challenges for grid integration. The focus is on distributed data centers and how loads can be "migrated" geographically in response to changing grid supply (increase/decrease). In addition, it examines the enabling technologies and demand-response strategies of high performance computing data centers. The findings showed that the studied data centers provided average load shed of up to 10% with short response times and no operational impact. For commercial program participation, the load-shed strategies must be tightly integrated with data center automation tools to make them less resource-intensive.

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Battery Electric Vehicles: Range Optimization and Diversification for the U.S. Drivers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Properly selecting the driving range is critical for accurately predicting the market acceptance and the resulting social benefits of BEVs. Analysis of transportation technology transition could be biased against battery electric vehicles (BEV) and mislead policy making, if BEVs are not represented with optimal ranges. This study proposes a coherent method to optimize the BEV driving range by minimizing the range-related cost, which is formulated as a function of range, battery cost, energy prices, charging frequency, access to backup vehicles, and the cost and refueling hassle of operating the backup vehicle. This method is implemented with a sample of 36,664 drivers, representing U.S. new car drivers, based on the 2009 National Household Travel Survey data. Key findings are: 1) Assuming the near term (2015) battery cost at $405/kWh, about 98% of the sampled drivers are predicted to prefer a range below 200 miles, and about 70% below 100 miles. The most popular 20-mile band of range is 57 to77 miles, unsurprisingly encompassing the Leaf s EPA-certified 73-mile range. With range limited to 4 or 7 discrete options, the majority are predicted to choose a range below 100 miles. 2) Found as a statistically robust rule of thumb, the BEV optimal range is approximately 0.6% of one s annual driving distance. 3) Reducing battery costs could motivate demand for larger range, but improving public charging may cause the opposite. 4) Using a single range to represent BEVs in analysis could significantly underestimate their competitiveness e.g. by $3226/vehicle if BEVs are represented with 73-mile range only or by $7404/BEV if with 150-mile range only. Range optimization and diversification into 4 or 7 range options reduce such analytical bias by 78% or 90%, respectively.

Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-jitter high-power thyristor array pulse driver and generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for generating low-jitter, high-voltage and high-current pulses for driving low impedance loads such as detonator fuses uses a MOSFET driver which, when triggered, discharges a high-voltage pre-charged capacitor into the primary of a toroidal current-multiplying transformer with multiple isolated secondary windings. The secondary outputs are suitable for driving an array of thyristors that discharge a precharged high-voltage capacitor and thus generating the required high-voltage and high-current pulse.

Hanks, Roy L. (Byron, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shaping the output pulse of a linear-transformer-driver module.  

SciTech Connect

We demonstrate that a wide variety of current-pulse shapes can be generated using a linear-transformer-driver (LTD) module that drives an internal water-insulated transmission line. The shapes are produced by varying the timing and initial charge voltage of each of the module's cavities. The LTD-driven accelerator architecture outlined in [Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 10, 030401 (2007)] provides additional pulse-shaping flexibility by allowing the modules that drive the accelerator to be triggered at different times. The module output pulses would be combined and symmetrized by water-insulated radial-transmission-line impedance transformers [Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 11, 030401 (2008)].

Long, Finis W.; McKee, G. Randall; Stoltzfus, Brian Scott; Woodworth, Joseph Ray; McKenney, John Lee; Fowler, William E.; Mazarakis, Michael Gerrassimos; Porter, John L.; Stygar, William A.; Savage, Mark Edward; LeChien, Keith, R.; Van De Valde, David M. (EG& G, Albuquerque, NM)

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Appendix V Public Involvement Plan  

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V V Public Involvement Plan Revision No.: 6 February 2008 Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) FFACO, Appendix V February 2008 i FFACO Public Involvement Plan U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office Las Vegas, Nevada U.S. Department of Defense Defense Threat Reduction Agency Detachment 1, Nevada Operations Mercury, Nevada U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management Grand Junction, Colorado FFACO, Appendix V February 2008 ii Preface The Public Involvement Plan serves two purposes: it provides a broad public involvement strategy, and fulfills requirements contained in the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) relating to public awareness and participation. Under the FFACO, agreed to by

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Public Involvment Plan - Rifle, Colorado  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

4-TAR 4-TAR MAC-GWRIF 7.1 UMTRA Ground Water Project Public Involvement Plan for the Environmental Assessment of Ground Water Compliance at the New and Old Rifle, Colorado, Uranium Mill Tailings Sites May 1999 Prepared by U.S. Department of Energy Grand Junction Office Grand Junction, Colorado Work performed under DOE Contract No. DE-AC13-96GJ87335 Public Involvement Plan for the Rifle UMTRA Sites Page 2 Introduction This Public Involvement Plan is tiered to the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Ground Water Project Public Participation Plan dated October 1997. This Public Involvement Plan applies to both the Old and New Rifle, Colorado, UMTRA Project sites and details the activities that have been or will be carried out to meet the public participation requirements of the

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Design of Accumulator and Compressor Rings for the Project-X Based Proton Driver  

SciTech Connect

A Muon Collider (MC) and a Neutrino Factory (NF) - which may be considered as a step towards a MC - both require a high-power ({approx}4 MW) proton driver providing short (<1 m r.m.s. length) bunches for muon production. However, the driver repetition rates required for these two machines are different: {approx}15 Hz for MC and {approx}60 Hz for NF. This difference suggests employing two separate rings: one for accumulation of the proton beam from the Project-X linac in a few (e.g. 4) long bunches, the other for bunch compression - one by one for NF or all at a time for MC with simultaneous delivery to the target. The lattice requirements for these two rings are different: the momentum compaction factor in the accumulator ring should be large (and possibly negative) to avoid the microwave instability, while the compressor ring can be nearly isochronous in order to limit the required RF voltage and reduce the dispersion contribution to the beam size. In the present report we consider ring lattice designs which achieve these goals.

Alexahin, Y.; Neuffer, D.; /Fermilab

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Breakeven Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities (Report Summary) (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

"Break-even cost" for photovoltaic (PV) technology is defined as the point where the cost of PV-generated electricity equals the cost of electricity purchased from the grid. Break-even cost is expressed in $/W of an installed system. Achieving break-even cost is a function of many variables. Consequently, break-even costs vary by location and time for a country, such as the United States, with a diverse set of resources, electricity prices, and other variables. In this presentation, we introduce an analysis of PV break-even costs for residential customers in the United States, including an evaluation of some of the key drivers of PV breakeven both regionally and over time. This presentation includes our methodology and presents results for both near-term residential breakeven costs(2009) and future market sensitivities of break-even costs (2015). See also the the report "Break-Even Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities". Presentation for NREL/TP-6A2-45991.

Denholm, P.; Margolis, R. M.; Ong, S.; Roberts, B.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Compilation for AGR-3/4 Driver Particle Composite LEU03-09T  

SciTech Connect

This document is a compilation of characterization data for the AGR-3/4 driver fuel coated particle composite LEU03-09T, a composite of four batches of TRISO-coated, nominally 350 {micro}m diameter, 19.7% low enrichment uranium oxide/uranium carbide kernels (LEUCO). The AGR-3/4 driver fuel particles were fabricated using the AGR-1 baseline coating conditions and consist of a spherical kernel coated with an {approx}50% dense carbon buffer layer (100 {micro}m nominal thickness) followed by a dense inner pyrocarbon layer (40 {micro}m nominal thickness) followed by a SiC layer (35 {micro}m nominal thickness) followed by another dense outer pyrocarbon layer (40 {micro}m nominal thickness). the coated particles were produced by ORNL for the Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Development and Qualification (AGR) program to be put into compacts, along with designed-to-fail particles, for insertion in the AGR-3 and AGR-4 irradiation test capsules. The kernels were obtained from BWXT and identified as composite G73V-20-69303. The BWXT kernel lot G73V-20-69303 was riffled into sublots for characterization and coating by ORNL and identified as LEU03-?? (where ?? is a series of integers beginning with 01).

Hunn, John D [ORNL; Lowden, Richard Andrew [ORNL

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review: Balancing Limiting Factors and Economic Drivers to Achieve Sustainable Midwestern US Agricultural Residue Feedstock Supplies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced biofuels will be developed using cellulosic feedstock rather than grain or oilseed crops that can also be used for food and feed. To be sustainable, these new agronomic production systems must be economically viable without degrading soil resources. This review examines six agronomic factors that collectively define many of the limits and opportunities for harvesting crop residue for biofuel feedstock. These six “limiting factors” are discussed in relationship to economic drivers associated with harvesting corn (Zea mays L.) stover as a potential cellulosic feedstock. The limiting factors include soil organic carbon, wind and water erosion, plant nutrient balance, soil water and temperature dynamics, soil compaction, and off-site environmental impacts. Initial evaluations using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2.0 (RUSLE2) show that a single factor analysis based on simply meeting tolerable soil loss might indicate stover could be harvested sustainably, but the same analysis based on maintaining soil organic carbon shows the practice to be non-sustainable. Modifying agricultural management to include either annual or perennial cover crops is shown to meet both soil erosion and soil carbon requirements. The importance of achieving high yields and planning in a holistic manner at the landscape scale are also shown to be crucial for balancing limitations and drivers associated with renewable bioenergy production.

Wally W. Wilhelm; J. Richard Hess; Douglas L. Karlen; David J. Muth; Jane M. F. Johnson; John M. Baker; Hero T. Gollany; Jeff M. Novak; Diane E. Stott; Gary E. Varvel

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PCA9633 4-bit Fm+ I2C-bus LED driver  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Red/Green/Blue/Amber (RGBA) color mixing applications. Each LED output has its own 8-bit resolution (256 steps) fixed frequency Individual PWM controller that operates at 97 kHz with a duty cycle that is adjustable from 0 % to 99.6 % to allow the LED to be set to a specific brightness value. A fifth 8-bit resolution (256 steps) Group PWM controller has both a fixed frequency of 190 Hz and an adjustable frequency between 24 Hz to once every 10.73 seconds with a duty cycle that is adjustable from 0 % to 99.6 % that is used to either dim or blink all LEDs with the same value. Each LED output can be off, on (no PWM control), set at its Individual PWM controller value or at both Individual and Group PWM controller values. The LED output driver is programmed to be either open-drain with a 25 mA current sink capability at 5 V or totem pole with a 25 mA sink, 10 mA source capability at 5 V. The PCA9633 operates with a supply voltage range of 2.3 V to 5.5 V and the outputs are 5.5 V tolerant. LEDs can be directly connected to the LED output (up to 25 mA, 5.5 V) or controlled with external drivers and a minimum amount of discrete components for larger current or higher voltage LEDs.

unknown authors

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drivers of demand, interrelationships, and nutritional impacts within the nonalcoholic beverage complex  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study analyzes the economic and demographic drivers of household demand for at-home consumption of nonalcoholic beverages in 1999. Drivers of available intake of calories, calcium, vitamin C, and caffeine associated with the purchase of nonalcoholic beverages also are analyzed. The 1999 ACNielsen HomeScan Panel, purchased by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, is the source of the data for this project. Many different classifications of beverages were analyzed including milk(whole, reduced fat, flavored, and non-flavored), regular and low-calorie carbonated soft drinks, powdered soft drinks, isotonics(sports drinks), juices(orange, apple, vegetable, and other juices), fruit drinks, bottled water, coffee(regular and decaffeinated), and tea(regular and decaffeinated). Probit models were used to find demographic drivers that affect the choice to purchase a nonalcoholic beverage. Heckman sample selection models and cross tabulations were used to find demographic patterns pertaining to the amount of purchase of the nonalcoholic beverages. The nutrient analysis indicated that individuals receive 211 calories, 217 mg of calcium, 45 mg of vitamin C, and 95 mg of caffeine per day from all nonalcoholic beverages. A critical finding for the nutrient analysis was that persons within households below 130% of poverty were receiving more calories and caffeine from nonalcoholic beverages compared to persons within households above 130% of poverty. Likewise, persons in households below 130% of poverty were receiving less calcium and vitamin C from nonalcoholic beverages compared to persons in households above 130% of poverty. Price and cross-price elasticities were examined using the LA/AIDS model. Methodological concerns of data frequency, beverage aggregations, and censoring techniques were explored and discussed. Own-price and cross-price elasticities for the beverages were uncovered. Price elasticities by selected demographic groups also were investigated. Results indicated that price elasticities varied by demographics, specifically for race, region, and presence of children within the household. The information uncovered in this dissertation helps to update consumer demand knowledge and nutritional intake understanding in relation to nonalcoholic beverages. The information can be used as a guide for marketing strategists for targeting and promotion as well as for policy makers looking to improve nutritional intake received from nonalcoholic beverages.

Pittman, Grant Falwell

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Community Involvement Fund | Department of Energy  

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

Community Involvement Community Involvement Fund Community Involvement Fund Community Involvement Fund Community Involvement Fund Community Involvement Fund Community Involvement Fund Community Involvement Fund Community Involvement Fund Community Involvement Fund Community Involvement Fund Overview The success of EM's legacy waste cleanup mission depends largely on the support of informed and engaged stakeholders. Cleanup activities have the potential to affect the health of the public, the environment, and the future of the communities that either host or are located near EM sites. Therefore, it is critical that EM receive public input from local citizens and community organizations prior to making cleanup decisions. In December 2010, EM partnered with the New Mexico Community Foundation

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Uniform irradiation of adjustable target spots in high-power laser driver  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For smoothing and shaping the on-target laser patterns flexibly in high-power laser drivers, a scheme has been developed that includes a zoom lens array and two-dimensional smoothing by spectral dispersion (SSD). The size of the target pattern can be controlled handily by adjusting the focal length of the zoom lens array, while the profile of the pattern can be shaped by fine tuning the distance between the target and the focal plane of the principal focusing lens. High-frequency stripes inside the pattern caused by beamlet interference are wiped off by spectral dispersion. Detailed simulations indicate that SSD works somewhat differently for spots of different sizes. For small spots, SSD mainly smooths the intensity modulation of low-to-middle spatial frequency, while for large spots, SSD sweeps the fine speckle structure to reduce nonuniformity of middle-to-high frequency. Spatial spectra of the target patterns are given and their uniformity is evaluated.

Jiang Xiujuan; Li Jinghui; Li Huagang; Li Yang; Lin Zunqi

2011-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotating fiber array molecular driver and molecular momentum transfer device constructed therewith  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rotating fiber array molecular driver is disclosed which includes a magnetically suspended and rotated central hub to which is attached a plurality of elongated fibers extending radially therefrom. The hub is rotated so as to straighten and axially extend the fibers and to provide the fibers with a tip speed which exceeds the average molecular velocity of fluid molecules entering between the fibers. Molecules colliding with the sides of the rotating fibers are accelerated to the tip speed of the fiber and given a momentum having a directional orientation within a relatively narrow distribution angle at a point radially outward of the hub, which is centered and peaks at the normal to the fiber sides in the direction of fiber rotation. The rotating fiber array may be used with other like fiber arrays or with other stationary structures to form molecular momentum transfer devices such as vacuum pumps, molecular separators, molecular coaters, or molecular reactors.

Milleron, Norman (1854 San Juan, Berkeley, CA 94707)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities and Injuries: An Analysis of the Relationship of Roadway, Driver, Vehicle Characteristics in Oregon  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities and Injuries: An Analysis of the Relationship of Roadway, Driver, Vehicle Characteristics in Oregon Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities and Injuries: An Analysis,000 population among Oregon counties from 2000-2005 ranged from 6.64-211.17. In the event of a severe motor

Bertini, Robert L.

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181

Rate Adjustments and Public Involvement  

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Rate Adjustments and Public Involvement Documents Rate Adjustments and Public Involvement Documents CRSP Transmission 9/16/2013 WAPA-161 FRN, CRSP transmission and ancillary services rates extension Letter announcing two-year extension to CRSP transmission and ancillary services rates Letter announcing revised CRSP transmission rates for FY 2014 Accompanying calculation table for FY 2014 CRSP transmission rate letter Letter announcing revised CRSP transmission rates for FY 2013 Letter announcing revised CRSP transmission rates for FY 2012 Letter announcing revised CRSP transmission rates for FY 2011 Letter announcing revised CRSP transmission rates for FY 2010 SLCA/IP 9/16/2013 WAPA-161 FRN, SLCA/IP firm power rate extension Letter announcing two-year extension to SLCA/IP firm power rate SLCA/IP Tentative Rate Adjustment Schedule

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Video Transit Training for Older Travelers: A Case Study of the Rossmoor Senior Adult Community, California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Video Transit Training for Older Travelers Case Study of theto develop a transit training video for residents of themunity in California. The video features familiar community

Shaheen, Susan A; Rodier, Caroline J

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Video Transit Training for Older Travelers: A Case Study of the Rossmoor Senior Adult Community, California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Video Transit Training for Older Travelers Case Study of theto develop a transit training video for residents of themunity in California. The video features familiar community

Shaheen, Susan; Rodier, Caroline J.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Public Transit Training: A Mechanism to Increase Ridership Among Older Adults  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rodier. Video Transit Training for Older Travelers: Caseand Liu PUBLIC TRANSIT TRAINING: A MECHANISM TO INCREASEand Liu PUBLIC TRANSIT TRAINING: A MECHANISM TO INCREASE

Shaheen, Susan; Allen, Denise; Liu, Judy

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Analgesia for Older Adults with Abdominal or Back Pain in the Emergency Department  

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AM, Duncan KM. Pediatric emergency department analgesicS, Kohn MA. Factors affecting emergency department opioidin older adults in an emergency department. Ann Emerg Med.

Mills, Angela M.; Edwards, J. Matthew; Shofer, Frances S.; Holena, Daniel N.; Abbuhl, Stephanie B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion-driver fast ignition: Reducing heavy-ion fusion driver energy and cost, simplifying chamber design, target fab, tritium fueling and power conversion  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Ion fast ignition, like laser fast ignition, can potentially reduce driver energy for high target gain by an order of magnitude, while reducing fuel capsule implosion velocity, convergence ratio, and required precisions in target fabrication and illumination symmetry, all of which should further improve and simplify IFE power plants. From fast-ignition target requirements, we determine requirements for ion beam acceleration, pulse-compression, and final focus for advanced accelerators that must be developed for much shorter pulses and higher voltage gradients than today's accelerators, to deliver the petawatt peak powers and small focal spots ({approx}100 {micro}m) required. Although such peak powers and small focal spots are available today with lasers, development of such advanced accelerators is motivated by the greater likely efficiency of deep ion penetration and deposition into pre-compressed 1000x liquid density DT cores. Ion ignitor beam parameters for acceleration, pulse compression, and final focus are estimated for two examples based on a Dielectric Wall Accelerator; (1) a small target with {rho}r {approx} 2 g/cm{sup 2} for a small demo/pilot plant producing {approx}40 MJ of fusion yield per target, and (2) a large target with {rho}r {approx} 10 g/cm{sup 2} producing {approx}1 GJ yield for multi-unit electricity/hydrogen plants, allowing internal T-breeding with low T/D ratios, >75 % of the total fusion yield captured for plasma direct conversion, and simple liquid-protected chambers with gravity clearing. Key enabling development needs for ion fast ignition are found to be (1) ''Close-coupled'' target designs for single-ended illumination of both compressor and ignitor beams; (2) Development of high gradient (>25 MV/m) linacs with high charge-state (q {approx} 26) ion sources for short ({approx}5 ns) accelerator output pulses; (3) Small mm-scale laser-driven plasma lens of {approx}10 MG fields to provide steep focusing angles close-in to the target (built-in as part of each target); (4) beam space charge-neutralization during both drift compression and final focus to target. Except for (1) and (2), these critical issues may be explored on existing heavy-ion storage ring accelerator facilities.

Logan, G.; Callahan-Miller, D.; Perkins, J.; Caporaso, G.; Tabak, M.; Moir, R.; Meier, W.; Bangerter, Roger; Lee, Ed

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Digital circles of support: Meeting the information needs of older people  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The UK Government strategy for aging in the 21st Century challenges conceptions of older people as passive recipients of care and promotes their engagement as active citizens. The strategy includes a commitment to test services which embody these principles ... Keywords: Ageing, Digital divide, Information access, Mediator, Older people, Social networks

Mary Godfrey; Owen Johnson

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Evaluation of techniques defined in WCAG 2.0 with older people  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although WCAG 2.0 offer techniques for making web content more accessible to all people, very little is known about how these techniques enhance web accessibility for older people. This paper addresses two techniques, keyboard-based navigation and design ... Keywords: WCAG 2.0, older people, web accessibility

Sergio Sayago; Laura Camacho; Josep Blat

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Telling the story of older people e-mailing: An ethnographical study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While e-mail is the Internet application most used by older people, very little is known about how they interact with e-mail systems and use them in their daily lives. We undertook a 3-year ethnographical study aimed at revealing and explaining real ... Keywords: Accessibility barriers, E-mail, Ethnography, Interactive experiences, Older people, Real life use

Sergio Sayago; Josep Blat

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Utility of Antiprotons as Drivers for Inertial Confinement Fusion  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

By contrast to the large mass, complexity and recirculating power of conventional drivers for inertial confinement fusion (ICF), antiproton annihilation offers a specific energy of 90MJ/{micro}g and thus a unique form of energy packaging and delivery. In principle, antiproton drivers could provide a profound reduction in system mass for advanced space propulsion by ICF. We examine the physics underlying the use of antiprotons ({bar p}) to drive various classes of high-yield ICF targets by the methods of volumetric ignition, hotspot ignition and fast ignition. The useable fraction of annihilation deposition energy is determined for both {bar p}-driven ablative compression and {bar p}-driven fast ignition, in association with 0-D and 1-D target burn models. Thereby, we deduce scaling laws for the number of injected antiprotons required per capsule, together with timing and focal spot requirements. The kinetic energy of the injected antiproton beam required to penetrate to the desired annihilation point is always small relative to the deposited annihilation energy. We show that heavy metal seeding of the fuel and/or ablator is required to optimize local deposition of annihilation energy and determine that a minimum of {approx}3x10{sup 15} injected antiprotons will be required to achieve high yield (several hundred megajoules) in any target configuration. Target gains - i.e., fusion yields divided by the available p - {bar p} annihilation energy from the injected antiprotons (1.88GeV/{bar p}) - range from {approx}3 for volumetric ignition targets to {approx}600 for fast ignition targets. Antiproton-driven ICF is a speculative concept, and the handling of antiprotons and their required injection precision - temporally and spatially - will present significant technical challenges. The storage and manipulation of low-energy antiprotons, particularly in the form of antihydrogen, is a science in its infancy and a large scale-up of antiproton production over present supply methods would be required to embark on a serious R&D program for this application.

Perkins, L J; Orth, C D; Tabak, M

2003-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Break-Even Cost for Residential Solar Water Heating in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities  

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Break-even Cost for Residential Break-even Cost for Residential Solar Water Heating in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities Hannah Cassard, Paul Denholm, and Sean Ong Technical Report NREL/TP-6A20-48986 February 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Break-even Cost for Residential Solar Water Heating in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities Hannah Cassard, Paul Denholm, and Sean Ong Prepared under Task No. SS10.2110 Technical Report

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A real time status monitor for transistor bank driver power limit resistor in boost injection kicker power supply  

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For years suffering of Booster Injection Kicker transistor bank driver regulator troubleshooting, a new real time monitor system has been developed. A simple and floating circuit has been designed and tested. This circuit monitor system can monitor the driver regulator power limit resistor status in real time and warn machine operator if the power limit resistor changes values. This paper will mainly introduce the power supply and the new designed monitoring system. This real time resistor monitor circuit shows a useful method to monitor some critical parts in the booster pulse power supply. After two years accelerator operation, it shows that this monitor works well. Previously, we spent a lot of time in booster machine trouble shooting. We will reinstall all 4 PCB into Euro Card Standard Chassis when the power supply system will be updated.

Mi, J.; Tan, Y.; Zhang, W.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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The high current, fast, 100ns, Linear Transformer Driver (LTD) developmental project at Sandia National Laboratories.  

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Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M., USA, in collaboration with the High Current Electronic Institute (HCEI), Tomsk, Russia, is developing a new paradigm in pulsed power technology: the Linear Transformer Driver (LTD) technology. This technological approach can provide very compact devices that can deliver very fast high current and high voltage pulses straight out of the cavity with out any complicated pulse forming and pulse compression network. Through multistage inductively insulated voltage adders, the output pulse, increased in voltage amplitude, can be applied directly to the load. The load may be a vacuum electron diode, a z-pinch wire array, a gas puff, a liner, an isentropic compression load (ICE) to study material behavior under very high magnetic fields, or a fusion energy (IFE) target. This is because the output pulse rise time and width can be easily tailored to the specific application needs. In this paper we briefly summarize the developmental work done in Sandia and HCEI during the last few years, and describe our new MYKONOS Sandia High Current LTD Laboratory.

Ward, Kevin S.; Long, Finis W.; Sinebryukhov, Vadim A. (High Current Electronic Institute (HCEI), Tomsk, Russia); Kim, Alexandre A. (High Current Electronic Institute (HCEI), Tomsk, RUSSIA); Wakeland, Peter Eric (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); McKee, G. Randall; Woodworth, Joseph Ray; McDaniel, Dillon Heirman; Fowler, William E.; Mazarakis, Michael Gerrassimos; Porter, John Larry, Jr.; Struve, Kenneth William; Stygar, William A.; LeChien, Keith R.; Matzen, Maurice Keith

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beam dynamics studies in the driver LINAC pre-Stripper section of the RIA facility.  

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The RIA facility driver linac consists of about 400 superconducting (SC) independently phased rf cavities. The linac is designed to accelerate simultaneously several-charge-state beams to generate as much as 400 kW of uranium beam power. The linac beam dynamics is most sensitive to the focusing and accelerating-structure parameters of the prestripper section, where the uranium beam is accelerated from 0.17 keV/u to 9.4 MeV/u. This section is designed to accept and accelerate 2 charge states (28 and 29) of uranium beam from an ECR ion source. The prestripper section must be designed to minimize the beam emittance distortion of this two-charge-state beam. In particular, the inter-cryostat spaces must be minimized and beam parameters near transitions of the accelerating and focusing lattices must be matched carefully. Several sources of possible effective emittance growth are considered in the design of the prestripper section and a tolerance budget is established. Numerical beam dynamics studies include realistic electric and magnetic 3-dimensional field distributions in the SC rf cavities and SC solenoids. Error effects in the longitudinal beam parameters are studied.

Lessner, E. S.; Ostroumov, P. N.

2003-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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DSP-Based Sensor-less Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Driver With Quasi-Sine PWM for Air-Conditioner Rotary Compressor.  

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??This thesis presented a sensor-less permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) driver for controlling air-conditioner rotary compressor speed. In this thesis, a quasi-sine pulse-width modulation (PWM)… (more)

Liu, Li-hsiang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modulatory effects of levodopa on cognitive control in young but not in older subjects: A pharmacological fmri study  

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Older individuals show decline of prefrontal cortex (PFC) functions which may be related to altered dopaminergic neurotransmission. We investigated the effects of aging and dopaminergic stimulation in 15 young and 13 older healthy subjects on the neural ...

Özgür A. Onur; Martina Piefke; Chuh-Hyoun Lie; Christiane M. Thiel; Gereon R. Fink

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing Energy Impact of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Significance of Daily Distance Variation over Time and Among Drivers  

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Accurate assessment of the impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) on petroleum and electricity consumption is a necessary step toward effective policies. Variations in daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) over time and among drivers affect PHEV energy impact, but the significance is not well understood. This paper uses a graphical illustration, a mathematical derivation, and an empirical study to examine the cause and significance of such an effect. The first two methods reveal that ignoring daily variation in VMT always causes underestimation of petroleum consumption and overestimation of electricity consumption by PHEVs; both biases increase as the assumed PHEV charge-depleting (CD) range moves closer to the average daily VMT. The empirical analysis based on national travel survey data shows that the assumption of uniform daily VMT over time and among drivers causes nearly 68% underestimation of expected petroleum use and nearly 48% overestimation of expected electricity use by PHEVs with a 40-mi CD range (PHEV40s). Also for PHEV40s, consideration of daily variation in VMT over time but not among drivers similar to the way the utility factor curve is derived in SAE Standard SAE J2841 causes underestimation of expected petroleum use by more than 24% and overestimation of expected electricity use by about 17%. Underestimation of petroleum use and overestimation of electricity use increase with larger-battery PHEVs.

Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL; Greene, David L [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of a Cyclotron Based 400 MeV/u Driver System for a Radioactive Beam Facility  

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The creation of intense radioactive beams requires intense and energetic primary beams. A task force analysis of this subject recommended an acceleration system capable of 400 MeV/u uranium at 1 particle uA as an appropriate driver for such a facility. The driver system should be capable of accelerating lighter ions at higher intensity such that a constant final beam power (~100kW) is maintained. This document is a more detailed follow on to the previous analysis of such a system incorporating a cyclotron. The proposed driver pre-acceleration system consists of an ion source, radio frequency quadrupole, and linac chain capable of producing a final energy of 30 MeV/u and a charge (Q) to mass (A) of Q/A ~1/3. This acceleration system would be followed by a Separated Sector Cyclotron with a final output energy of 400 MeV/u. This system provides a more cost-effective solution in terms of initial capital investment as well as of operation compared to a fully linac system with the same primary beam output parameters.

F. Marti; R. C. York; H. Blosser; M. M. Gordon; D. Gorelov; T. Grimm; D. Johnson; P. Miller; E. Pozdeyev; J. Vincent; X. Wu; A. Zeller

1999-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Disposition of Unirradiated Sodium Bonded EBR-II Driver Fuel Elements and HEU Scrap: Work Performed for FY 2007  

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Specific surplus high enriched uranium (HEU) materials at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) will be transferred to a designated off-site receiving facility. The DOE High Enriched Uranium Disposition Program Office (HDPO) will determine which materials, if any, will be prepared and transferred to an off-site facility for processing and eventual fabrication of fuel for nuclear reactors. These surplus HEU materials include approximately 7200 kg unirradiated sodium-bonded EBR-II driver fuel elements, and nearly 800 kg of HEU casting scrap from the process which formed various sodium-bonded fuels (including the EBR-II driver elements). Before the driver fuel can be packaged for shipment, the fuel elements will require removal of the sodium bond. The HEU scrap will also require repackaging in preparation for off-site transport. Preliminary work on this task was authorized by BWXT Y-12 on Nov 6, 2006 and performed in three areas: • Facility Modifications • Safety Documentation • Project Management

Karen A Moore

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Women who made it 'home'": an exploratory study of the experiences of cognitively well women living in long-term care with cognitively impaired older adults.  

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??The meaning of ‘home’ for older adults in long-term care (LTC) settings is not well understood. Furthermore, how living with cognitively impaired older adults may… (more)

Keating, Bonnie M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental evaluation of a negative ion source for a heavy ionfusion negative ion driver  

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Negative halogen ions have recently been proposed as a possible alternative to positive ions for heavy ion fusion drivers because electron accumulation would not be a problem in the accelerator, and if desired, the beams could be photodetached to neutrals [1,2,3]. To test the ability to make suitable quality beams, an experiment was conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory using chlorine in an RF-driven ion source. Without introducing any cesium (which is required to enhance negative ion production in hydrogen ion sources) a negative chlorine current density of 45 mA/cm{sup 2} was obtained under the same conditions that gave 57 mA/cm{sup 2} of positive chlorine, suggesting the presence of nearly as many negative ions as positive ions in the plasma near the extraction plane. The negative ion spectrum was 99.5% atomic chlorine ions, with only 0.5% molecular chlorine, and essentially no impurities. Although this experiment did not incorporate the type of electron suppression technology that is used in negative hydrogen beam extraction, the ratio of co-extracted electrons to Cl{sup -} was as low as 7 to 1, many times lower than the ratio of their mobilities, suggesting that few electrons are present in the near-extractor plasma. This, along with the near-equivalence of the positive and negative ion currents, suggests that the plasma in this region was mostly an ion-ion plasma. The negative chlorine current density was relatively insensitive to pressure, and scaled linearly with RF power. If this linear scaling continues to hold at higher RF powers, it should permit current densities of 100 mA/cm{sup 2}, sufficient for present heavy ion fusion injector concepts. The effective ion temperatures of the positive and negative ions appeared to be similar and relatively low for a plasma source.

Grisham, L.R.; Hahto, S.K.; Hahto, S.T.; Kwan, J.W.; Leung, K.N.

2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy for 500 Million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energy Consumption in China  

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China's rapid economic expansion has propelled it to the rank of the largest energy consuming nation in the world, with energy demand growth continuing at a pace commensurate with its economic growth. The urban population is expected to grow by 20 million every year, accompanied by construction of 2 billion square meters of buildings every year through 2020. Thus residential energy use is very likely to continue its very rapid growth. Understanding the underlying drivers of this growth helps to identify the key areas to analyze energy efficiency potential, appropriate policies to reduce energy use, as well as to understand future energy in the building sector. This paper provides a detailed, bottom-up analysis of residential building energy consumption in China using data from a wide variety of sources and a modelling effort that relies on a very detailed characterization of China's energy demand. It assesses the current energy situation with consideration of end use, intensity, and efficiency etc, and forecast the future outlook for the critical period extending to 2020, based on assumptions of likely patterns of economic activity, availability of energy services, technology improvement and energy intensities. From this analysis, we can conclude that Chinese residential energy consumption will more than double by 2020, from 6.6 EJ in 2000 to 15.9 EJ in 2020. This increase will be driven primarily by urbanization, in combination with increases in living standards. In the urban and higher income Chinese households of the future, most major appliances will be common, and heated and cooled areas will grow on average. These shifts will offset the relatively modest efficiency gains expected according to current government plans and policies already in place. Therefore, levelling and reduction of growth in residential energy demand in China will require a new set of more aggressive efficiency policies.

Zhou, Nan; McNeil, Michael A.; Levine, Mark

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Evaluation of a Negative Ion Source for a Heavy Ion Fusion Negative Ion Driver  

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Negative halogen ions have recently been proposed as a possible alternative to positive ions for heavy ion fusion drivers because electron accumulation would not be a problem in the accelerator, and if desired, the beams could be photo-detached to neutrals. To test the ability to make suitable quality beams, an experiment was conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory using chlorine in an RF-driven ion source. Without introducing any cesium (which is required to enhance negative ion production in hydrogen ion sources) a negative chlorine current density of 45 mA/cm{sup 2} was obtained under the same conditions that gave 57 45 mA/cm{sup 2} of positive chlorine, suggesting the presence of nearly as many negative ions as positive ions in the plasma near the extraction plane. The negative ion spectrum was 99.5% atomic chlorine ions, with only 0.5% molecular chlorine, and essentially no impurities. Although this experiment did not incorporate the type of electron suppression technology that i s used in negative hydrogen beam extraction, the ratio of co-extracted electrons to Cl{sup -} was as low as 7 to 1, many times lower than the ratio of their mobilities, suggesting that few electrons are present in the near-extractor plasma. This, along with the near-equivalence of the positive and negative ion currents, suggests that the plasma in this region was mostly an ion-ion plasma. The negative chlorine current density was relatively insensitive to pressure, and scaled linearly with RF power. If this linear scaling continues to hold at higher RF powers, it should permit current densities of 100 45 mA/cm{sup 2}, sufficient for present heavy ion fusion injector concepts. The effective ion temperatures of the positive and negative ions appeared to be similar and relatively low for a plasma source.

L.R. Grisham, S.K. Hahto, S.T. Hahto, J.W. Kwan, and K.N. Leung

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy for 500 Million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energy Consumption in China  

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China's rapid economic expansion has propelled it to the rank of the largest energy consuming nation in the world, with energy demand growth continuing at a pace commensurate with its economic growth. The urban population is expected to grow by 20 million every year, accompanied by construction of 2 billion square meters of buildings every year through 2020. Thus residential energy use is very likely to continue its very rapid growth. Understanding the underlying drivers of this growth helps to identify the key areas to analyze energy efficiency potential, appropriate policies to reduce energy use, as well as to understand future energy in the building sector. This paper provides a detailed, bottom-up analysis of residential building energy consumption in China using data from a wide variety of sources and a modelling effort that relies on a very detailed characterization of China's energy demand. It assesses the current energy situation with consideration of end use, intensity, and efficiency etc, and forecast the future outlook for the critical period extending to 2020, based on assumptions of likely patterns of economic activity, availability of energy services, technology improvement and energy intensities. From this analysis, we can conclude that Chinese residential energy consumption will more than double by 2020, from 6.6 EJ in 2000 to 15.9 EJ in 2020. This increase will be driven primarily by urbanization, in combination with increases in living standards. In the urban and higher income Chinese households of the future, most major appliances will be common, and heated and cooled areas will grow on average. These shifts will offset the relatively modest efficiency gains expected according to current government plans and policies already in place. Therefore, levelling and reduction of growth in residential energy demand in China will require a new set of more aggressive efficiency policies.

Zhou, Nan; McNeil, Michael A.; Levine, Mark

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Preliminary Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand  

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Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Caldera, Wyoming Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: A Preliminary Study Of Older Hot Spring Alteration In Sevenmile Hole, Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Caldera, Wyoming Details Activities (4) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Erosion in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Caldera (640 ka), Wyoming, has exposed a cross section of older hydrothermal alteration in the canyon walls. The altered outcrops of the post-collapse tuff of Sulphur Creek (480 ka) extend from the canyon rim to more than 300 m beneath it. The hydrothermal minerals are zoned, with an advanced argillic alteration consisting of an association of quartz (opal)

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Cognitive and neural correlates of memory retrieval in young and older adults  

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(cont.) increased activity whenever recollection was attempted, independent of the level of recollection success. The results are consistent with the hypothesis that increased left-lateralized retrieval activity in older ...

O'Kane, Gail, 1965-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outcomes After Intensity-Modulated Versus Conformal Radiotherapy in Older Men With Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer  

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Purpose: There is little evidence comparing complications after intensity-modulated (IMRT) vs. three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (CRT) for prostate cancer. The study objective was to test the hypothesis that IMRT, compared with CRT, is associated with a reduction in bowel, urinary, and erectile complications in elderly men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: We undertook an observational cohort study using registry and administrative claims data from the SEER-Medicare database. We identified men aged 65 years or older diagnosed with nonmetastatic prostate cancer in the United States between 2002 and 2004 who received IMRT (n = 5,845) or CRT (n = 6,753). The primary outcome was a composite measure of bowel complications. Secondary outcomes were composite measures of urinary and erectile complications. We also examined specific subsets of bowel (proctitis/hemorrhage) and urinary (cystitis/hematuria) events within the composite complication measures. Results: IMRT was associated with reductions in composite bowel complications (24-month cumulative incidence 18.8% vs. 22.5%; hazard ratio [HR] 0.86; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.79-0.93) and proctitis/hemorrhage (HR 0.78; 95% CI, 0.64-0.95). IMRT was not associated with rates of composite urinary complications (HR 0.93; 95% CI, 0.83-1.04) or cystitis/hematuria (HR 0.94; 95% CI, 0.83-1.07). The incidence of erectile complications involving invasive procedures was low and did not differ significantly between groups, although IMRT was associated with an increase in new diagnoses of impotence (HR 1.27, 95% CI, 1.14-1.42). Conclusion: IMRT is associated with a small reduction in composite bowel complications and proctitis/hemorrhage compared with CRT in elderly men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer.

Bekelman, Justin E., E-mail: bekelman@uphs.upenn.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Mitra, Nandita [Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Efstathiou, Jason [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Liao Kaijun [Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Sunderland, Robert; Yeboa, Deborah N. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Armstrong, Katrina [Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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How Households Use Different Types of Vehicles: A Structural Driver Allocation and Usage Model  

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the first car. Mid-size car usage also involves the secondTypes Mini cars have approximately average usage. SubcompactCompact cars have greater than average usage only if they

Golob, Thomas F.; Kim, Seyoung K.; Ren, Weiping Willliam

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-temperature dynamic hohlraums on the pulsed power driver {ital Z}  

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In the concept of the dynamic hohlraum an imploding Z pinch is optically thick to its own radiation. Radiation may be trapped inside the pinch to give a radiation temperature inside the pinch greater than that outside the pinch. The radiation is typically produced by colliding an outer Z-pinch liner onto an inner liner. The collision generates a strongly radiating shock, and the radiation is trapped by the outer liner. As the implosion continues after the collision, the radiation temperature may continue to increase due to ongoing PdV (pressure times change in volume) work done by the implosion. In principal, the radiation temperature may increase to the point at which the outer liner burns through, becomes optically thin, and no longer traps the radiation. One application of the dynamic hohlraum is to drive an ICF (inertial confinement fusion) pellet with the trapped radiation field. Members of the dynamic hohlraum team at Sandia National Labs have used the pulsed power driver {ital Z} (20 MA, 100 ns) to create a dynamic hohlraum with temperature linearly ramping from 100 to 180 eV over 5 ns. On this shot zp214 a nested tungsten wire array of 4 and 2 cm diam with masses of 2 and 1 mg imploded onto a 2.5 mg plastic annulus at 5 mm diam. The current return can on this shot was slotted. It is likely the radiation temperature may be increased to over 200 eV by stabilizing the pinch with a solid current return can. A current return can with nine slots imprints nine filaments onto the imploding pinch. This degrades the optical trapping and the quality of the liner collision. A 1.6 mm diam capsule situated inside this dynamic hohlraum of zp214 would see 15 kJ of radiation impinging on its surface before the pinch itself collapses to a 1.6 mm diam. Dynamic hohlraum shots including pellets were scheduled to take place on {ital Z} in September of 1998. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

Nash, T.J.; Derzon, M.S.; Chandler, G.A.; Leeper, R.; Fehl, D.; Lash, J.; Ruiz, C.; Cooper, G.; Seaman, J.F.; McGurn, J.; Lazier, S.; Torres, J.; Jobe, D.; Gilliland, T.; Hurst, M.; Mock, R.; Ryan, P.; Nielsen, D.; Armijo, J.; McKenney, J.; Hawn, R.; Hebron, D. [Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123 (United States)] [Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123 (United States); MacFarlane, J.J. [University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States)] [University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States); Petersen, D.; Bowers, R.; Matuska, W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Ryutov, D.D. [Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FOIASI - Special Inquiry Review of Allegations Involving  

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FOIASI - Special Inquiry Review of Allegations Involving FOIASI - Special Inquiry Review of Allegations Involving PotentialMisconduct by a Senior Office of Environmental Management Official FOIASI - Special Inquiry Review of Allegations Involving PotentialMisconduct by a Senior Office of Environmental Management Official In September 2009, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) received multiple allegations concerning improprieties by a senior official with the Office of Environmental Management. The allegations involved potential violations of political activity restrictions, lack of impartiality in performing official duties, misuse of position, and other related misconduct. Specific allegations concerned: 1. Orchestrating a $9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) payment to certain Historically

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Break-Even Cost for Residential Solar Water Heating in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities  

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This paper examines the break-even cost for residential rooftop solar water heating (SWH) technology, defined as the point where the cost of the energy saved with a SWH system equals the cost of a conventional heating fuel purchased from the grid (either electricity or natural gas). We examine the break-even cost for the largest 1,000 electric and natural gas utilities serving residential customers in the United States as of 2008. Currently, the break-even cost of SWH in the United States varies by more than a factor of five for both electricity and natural gas, despite a much smaller variation in the amount of energy saved by the systems (a factor of approximately one and a half). The break-even price for natural gas is lower than that for electricity due to a lower fuel cost. We also consider the relationship between SWH price and solar fraction and examine the key drivers behind break-even costs. Overall, the key drivers of the break-even cost of SWH are a combination of fuel price, local incentives, and technical factors including the solar resource location, system size, and hot water draw.

Cassard, H.; Denholm, P.; Ong, S.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aluminum and tungsten X-pinch experiments on 100 kA, 100 ns linear transformer driver stage  

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X-pinch experiments have been carried out on a 100 kA, 100 ns linear transformer driver stage recently built up. The X-pinches exhibited a source size of about 10 {mu}m, a pulse duration of 3 ns, 3-5 keV radiation energy of 3.9 mJ, and a burst time jitter of tens of nanosecond with the 2-wire 8 {mu}m W X-pinch load. The generator output current and the X-pinch characteristics depended on the X-pinch wire materials in the tests. X-ray backlighting images from the insects showed the significant phase-contrast effect.

Wu Jian [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 10086 (China); Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an 710024 (China); Sun Tieping; Wu Gang; Wang Liangping; Han Juanjuan; Li Mo; Cong Peitian; Qiu Aici [Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an 710024 (China); Lv Min [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 10086 (China)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLAN APRIL 15, 1999.  

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This Community Involvement Plan has been prepared by the Brookhaven National Laboratory's Community Involvement Office with the input of the community, Laboratory employees and representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy. The process to develop the plan began with the formation of a focus group consisting of representatives from: the community at large; special interest groups within the community; the business community; Laboratory retirees; senior and line management from the Laboratory; and the U.S. Department of Energy. The focus group reviewed an initial outline developed by the Office of Community involvement, held in-depth roundtable discussions of community involvement needs, and created a draft plan based on their discussions. A workshop was held to present the draft Community Involvement Plan to a wider audience for their input and insights on how Brookhaven should involve the community in decision making. This workshop was advertised in local newspapers and within the Laboratory. It was attended by community members, special interest group representatives, Laboratory employees and managers, U.S. Department of Energy-Brookhaven Group management, and members of the Laboratory's Community Advisory Council. The results of the workshop discussions are incorporated in this plan.

GEIGER,K.

1999-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Authorization and Driving History Form The following information will be retained on file by all agencies on their drivers authorized to operate a  

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agencies on their drivers authorized to operate a State vehicle, or a private vehicle for state purposes ******************************************************************************************** AGENCY HEAD OR DESIGNEE STATEMENT I have reviewed this individual's genuine need to drive a State Vehicle of Birth ______________________________________ Issuing State _________ Class License _______ Phone Number

Harms, Kyle E.

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. , NO. , 2012 1 Dynamic Driver Supply Voltage Scaling for Organic  

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Dynamic Driver Supply Voltage Scaling for Organic Light Emitting Diode Displays Donghwa Shin, Student, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--Organic light emitting diode (OLED) display is a self-illuminating device]. On the other hand, an organic light emitting diode (OLED) is self-illuminating using organic light emission

Pedram, Massoud

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Designing a personal health application for older adults to manage medications  

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Older adults with multiple chronic conditions are prone to care transitions, such as seeing a new doctor or being discharged after a prolonged hospital stay. These transitions are often uncoordinated and can imperil patients by omitted, duplicative, ... Keywords: elderly, healthcare, medication management, participatory design, personal health applications, personal health records

Danish U. Khan; Katie A. Siek; Jane Meyers; Leah M. Haverhals; Steven Cali; Stephen E. Ross

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Use Medical Devices: The Impact on the Lives of Older People  

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Home Use Medical Devices: The Impact on the Lives of Older People Background Increased life were carried out with medical device users aged 65 or over. Five of these interviews included' illustrated the interaction of medical devices on the environment and context of its use. Conclusion

Oakley, Jeremy

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Desiring to be in touch in a changing communications landscape: attitudes of older adults  

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This paper offers an exploration of the attitudes of older adults to keeping in touch with people who are important to them. We present findings from three focus groups with people from 55 to 81 years of age. Themes emerging from the findings suggest ... Keywords: asymmetry, communication, connectedness, distance, effort, elder, heavyweight, intergenerational, intimacy, old age, reflection, senior, slow messaging

Siân E. Lindley; Richard Harper; Abigail Sellen

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Internet Technology and Social Support: Are They Beneficial for Overweight Older Adolescents?  

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In recent years, literature in the area of web-based interventions for health-related concerns has burgeoned due to the increasing popularity and accessibility of the World Wide Web. Researchers have investigated the success of web-based programs to facilitate improved health behaviors, weight loss, and social support. However, due to the relatively recent application of web-based health-behavior programs, little research has studied whether these interventions are effective with overweight older adolescents. The purpose of this study was to test the application of health behavior theory in an on-line intervention designed to address health behaviors such as exercise and nutrition in a sample of overweight older adolescents. Using a pre-test, post-test, randomized, control group design, participants (n=71) were randomly assigned to either the comparison (Information) group, or the treatment (Information plus Discussion) group. Specific aims of the study were: 1) To test a new health behavior theory, the Model of Influence of Social Support on Health Behavior (MISSHRB), in a group of older adolescents; 2) To determine the feasibility and clinical utility of an internet intervention for social support for overweight older adolescents, and 3) To examine the impact of that intervention on the MISSHB variables. Results provided partial support for the MISSHRB, with social support correlating significantly with expectancies, attitudes, and perceived behavioral control. Results also provided support for the hypotheses that family general support, family specific support, attitudes, and engagement in health behaviors would improve over time. Results supported the feasibility of using an internet intervention with overweight older adolescents, with participants easily engaging in the study, fulfilling study requirements and reporting improved perceptions of the utility of online groups for providing social support. Additionally, results approached significance for medical outcomes, with trends representing Body Mass Index decrease over time, and suggesting that the Information plus Discussion group lost more weight than the Information group. These data suggest that internet information and discussion groups have promise as a means of social support for older overweight adolescents who are interested in improving their health behaviors. These results also provide information about the usefulness of web-based programs in facilitating overweight older adolescents’ engagement in health-related behaviors and the utilization of internet support groups for other marginalized or socially stigmatized groups.

Olson, Wendy Ann

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decontamination Dressdown at a Transportation Accident Involving  

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

Decontamination Dressdown at a Transportation Accident Involving Decontamination Dressdown at a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material Decontamination Dressdown at a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material The purpose of this User's Guide is to provide instructors with an overview of the key points covered in the video. The Student Handout portion of this Guide is designed to assist the instructor in reviewing those points with students. The Student Handout should be distributed to students after the video is shown and the instructor should use the Guide to facilitate a discussion on how the decontamination dressdown process is implemented. During this discussion, the instructor can present various scenarios, each of which would discuss decontamination at the accident scene. The purpose of this discussion would be to cover how responders

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Policy 1305 Cost Transfers Involving Sponsored Projects  

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Policy 1305 Cost Transfers Involving Sponsored Projects Responsible Office Office of Grant transfer of payroll and other direct costs associated with sponsored projects. Purpose of the Policy are responsible for ensuring that transfers of costs to sponsored projects which represent corrections of errors

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DigiSwitch: A Device to Allow Older Adults to Monitor and Direct the Collection and Transmission of Health Information Collected at Home  

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Home monitoring represents an appealing alternative for older adults considering out-of-home long term care and an avenue for informal caregivers and health care providers to gain decision-critical information about an older adults' health and well-being. ... Keywords: Aging in place, Home, Home monitoring, Older adult, Privacy

Kelly E. Caine; Celine Y. Zimmerman; Zachary Schall-Zimmerman; William R. Hazlewood; L. Jean Camp; Katherine H. Connelly; Lesa L. Huber; Kalpana Shankar

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: About Sandia: Community Involvement:  

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Community Involvement Community Involvement Contribution Programs Volunteer Programs Education Programs About Contribution Programs Shoes for Kids photo A tradition of employee giving Sandia National Laboratories employees and retirees are generous, contributing over $5.9 million a year through the United Way of Central New Mexico to non-profits in New Mexico, California, and the nation. Giving is a tradition at Sandia. In the 1960s, employees initiated the Shoes for Kids Program. Rather than giving each other gifts during the holidays, employees elected to contribute to a fund to provide new shoes to local elementary school children. The program has provided a new pair of shoes to over 500 Albuquerque-area children for over 50 years. Other annual programs benefiting local students include book and school supply drives.

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Conceptual design for a linear-transformer driver (LTD)-based refurbishment and upgrade of the Saturn accelerator pulse-power system.  

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The purpose of this work was to develop a conceptual design for the Saturn accelerator using the modular Liner-Transformer Driver (LTD) technology to identify risks and to focus development and research for this new technology. We present a reference design for a Saturn class driver based on a number of linear inductive voltage adders connected in parallel. This design is very similar to a design reported five years ago [1]. However, with the design reported here we use 1-MA, 100-kV LTD cavities as building blocks. These cavities have already been built and are currently in operation at the HCEI in Tomsk, Russia [2]. Therefore, this new design integrates already-proven individual components into a full system design.

Mazarakis, Michael Gerrassimos; Struve, Kenneth William

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Significance of Pre-Industrial and Older Anthropogenic Sources of Mercury in Ichawaynochaway Creek Watershed, Georgia  

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In response to concerns about elevated levels of mercury in fish tissue, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed mercury Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), which is a calculation of the maximum amount of mercury a waterbody can assimilate without exceeding the applicable water quality standard. These calculations assume that >99% of mercury load to the aquatic systems is derived from recent atmospheric deposition and that older anthropogenic mercury or mercury from terrestrial sources...

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Cycle timer for testing electric vehicles. [Device to assist test driver to follow stop-and-go driving cycles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A cycle timer was developed to assist the driver of an electric vehicle in more accurately following and repeating SAE driving schedules. These schedules require operating an electric vehicle in a selected stop-and-go driving cycle and repeating this pattern until the vehicle ceases to meet the requirements of the cycle. The heart of the system is a programmable read-only memory (PROM) that has the required test profiles permanently recorded on plug-in cards, one card for each different driving schedule. The PROM generates a direct-current analog signal that drives a speedometer displayed on one scale of a dual-movement meter. The second scale of the dual-movement meter displays the actual speed of the vehicle as recorded by the fifth wheel. The vehicle operator controls vehicle speed to match the desired profile speed. One second before a speed transition (such as acceleration to cruise or cruise to coast), a small buzzer sounds for /sup 1///sub 2/ s to forewarn the operator of a change. A longer signal of 1 s is used to emphasize the start of a new cycle. The PROM controls the recycle start time as well as the buzzer activation. The cycle programmer is powered by the test vehicle's 12-V accessory battery, through a 5-V regulator and a 12-V dc-to-dc converter.

Soltis, R.F.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a 7-MV Linear Transformer Driver (LTD) for down-hole flash x-ray radiography.  

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Pulsed power driven flash x-ray radiography is a valuable diagnostic for subcritical experiments at the Nevada Test Site. The existing dual-axis Cygnus system produces images using a 2.25 MV electron beam diode to produce intense x-rays from a small source. Future hydrodynamic experiments will likely use objects with higher areal mass, requiring increased x-ray dose and higher voltages while maintaining small source spot size. A linear transformer driver (LTD) is a compact pulsed power technology with applications ranging from pulsed power flash x-ray radiography to high current Z-pinch accelerators. This report describes the design of a 7-MV dual-axis system that occupies the same lab space as the Cygnus accelerators. The work builds on a design proposed in a previous report [1]. This new design provides increased diode voltage from a lower impedance accelerator to improve coupling to low impedance diodes such as the self magnetic pinch (SMP) diode. The design also improves the predicted reliability by operating at a lower charge voltage and removing components that have proven vulnerable to failure. Simulations of the new design and experimental results of the 1-MV prototype are presented.

Cordova, Steve Ray; Welch, Dale Robert (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Oliver, Bryan Velten; Rose, David Vincent (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Johnson, David Lee (L-3 Communications - Pulse Sciences, San Leandro, CA); Bruner, Nichelle Lee (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Leckbee, Joshua J.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of electric and magnetic quadrupole focusing for the low energy end of an induction-linac-ICF (Inertial-Confinement-Fusion) driver  

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This report compares two physics designs of the low energy end of an induction linac-ICF driver: one using electric quadrupole focusing of many parallel beams followed by transverse combining; the other using magnetic quadrupole focusing of fewer beams without beam combining. Because of larger head-to-tail velocity spread and a consequent rapid current amplification in a magnetic focusing channel, the overall accelerator size of the design using magnetic focusing is comparable to that using electric focusing.

Kim, C.H.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects for inertial fusion energy based on a diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) driver: Overview and development path  

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It is now known with certainty that the type of fusion known as inertial fusion will work with sufficient energy input, so inertial fusion is really beyond the ``scientific breakeven`` point in many respects. The most important question that remains for inertial fusion energy (IFE) is whether this type of fusion can operate with sufficiently low input energy to make it economically feasible for energy production. The constraint for low input energy demands operation near the inertial fusion ignition threshold, and such operation creates enormous challenges to discover a target design that will produce sufficient energy gain. There are also multiple issues relating to the scientific feasibility of using a laboratory-type ``driver`` to energize a target, such as those concerning bandwidth and beam smoothing for ``direct drive,`` and extension of hohlraum plasma physics to the IFE scale for ``indirect drive.`` One driver that appears as though it will be able to meet the IFE requirements, assuming modest development and sufficient target gain, is a diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL). We give an overview of this type of laser system, and explain what development remains for the economic production of electricity using this type of driver for IFE.

Orth, C.D.

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Medication Safety in Older Adults: Home-Based Practice Patterns Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD,wzz  

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Medication Safety in Older Adults: Home-Based Practice Patterns Joshua P. Metlay, MD, Ph-reported sources of in- formation on current medications as well as home-based practices for organizing medication

Hennessy, Sean

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The impact of urban form on older adults : focusing on neighborhood design and baby boomers' local behavior  

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The growing share of older adults across the globe raises concern about active and safe aging. This dissertation examines aging baby boomers' travel and social behavior resulting from neighborhood design. The body of the ...

Lee, Jae Seung, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abrupt structural transitions involving functionally optimal networks  

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We show analytically that abrupt structural transitions can arise in functionally optimal networks, driven by small changes in the level of transport congestion. Our findings are based on an exactly solvable model system which mimics a variety of biological and social networks. Our results offer an explanation as to why such diverse sets of network structures arise in Nature (e.g. fungi) under essentially the same environmental conditions. As a by-product of this work, we introduce a novel renormalization scheme involving `cost motifs' which describes analytically the average shortest path across multiple-ring-and-hub networks.

Jarrett, T C; Fricker, M; Johnson, N F; Jarrett, Timothy C.; Ashton, Douglas J.; Fricker, Mark; Johnson, Neil F.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abrupt structural transitions involving functionally optimal networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show analytically that abrupt structural transitions can arise in functionally optimal networks, driven by small changes in the level of transport congestion. Our findings are based on an exactly solvable model system which mimics a variety of biological and social networks. Our results offer an explanation as to why such diverse sets of network structures arise in Nature (e.g. fungi) under essentially the same environmental conditions. As a by-product of this work, we introduce a novel renormalization scheme involving `cost motifs' which describes analytically the average shortest path across multiple-ring-and-hub networks.

Timothy C. Jarrett; Douglas J. Ashton; Mark Fricker; Neil F. Johnson

2005-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration stakeholder involvement model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) is a program funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Development. BWID supports the applied research, development, demonstration, and evaluation of a suite of advanced technologies that together form a comprehensive remediation system for the effective and efficient remediation of buried waste. Stakeholder participation in the DOE Environmental Management decision-making process is critical to remediation efforts. Appropriate mechanisms for communication with the public, private sector, regulators, elected officials, and others are being aggressively pursued by BWID to permit informed participation. This document summarizes public outreach efforts during FY-93 and presents a strategy for expanded stakeholder involvement during FY-94.

Kaupanger, R.M.; Kostelnik, K.M.; Milam, L.M.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge exchange processes involving iron ions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A review and evaluation is given of the experimental data which are available for charge exchange processes involving iron ions and neutral H, H/sub 2/ and He. Appropriate scaling laws are presented, and their accuracy estimated for these systems. A bibliography is given of available data sources, as well as of useful data compilations and review articles. A procedure is recommended for providing single approximate formulae to the fusion community to describe total cross sections for electron capture by partially-stripped Fe/sup q+/ ions in collisions with H, H/sub 2/ and He, based on the scaling relationships suggested by Janev and Hvelplund.

Phaneuf, R.A.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GM Project G.6 October 20005 -1 5. OVERVIEW OF THE MODELING SYSTEM  

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in the prices, #12;GM Project G.6 October 20005 - 3 or acquisition costs, of the goods or servicesGM Project G.6 October 20005 - 1 5. OVERVIEW OF THE MODELING SYSTEM 5.1 INTRODUCTION TO MODELING Our approach to projecting the number of fatalities involving older drivers used four distinct

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Utility Integrated Resource Planning: An Emerging Driver of NewRenewable Generation in the Western United States  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In the United States, markets for renewable generation--especially wind power--have grown substantially in recent years. This growth is typically attributed to technology improvements and resulting cost reductions, the availability of federal tax incentives, and aggressive state policy efforts. But another less widely recognized driver of new renewable generation is poised to play a major role in the coming years: utility integrated resource planning (IRP). Common in the late-1980s to mid-1990s, but relegated to lesser importance as many states took steps to restructure their electricity markets in the late-1990s, IRP has re-emerged in recent years as an important tool for utilities and regulators, particularly in regions such as the western United States, where retail competition has failed to take root. As practiced in the United States, IRP is a formal process by which utilities analyze the costs, benefits, and risks of all resources available to them--both supply- and demand-side--with the ultimate goal of identifying a portfolio of resources that meets their future needs at lowest cost and/or risk. Though the content of any specific utility IRP is unique, all are built on a common basic framework: (1) development of peak demand and load forecasts; (2) assessment of how these forecasts compare to existing and committed generation resources; (3) identification and characterization of various resource portfolios as candidates to fill a projected resource deficiency; (4) analysis of these different ''candidate'' resource portfolios under base-case and alternative future scenarios; and finally, (5) selection of a preferred portfolio, and creation of a near-term action plan to begin to move towards that portfolio. Renewable resources were once rarely considered seriously in utility IRP. In the western United States, however, the most recent resource plans call for a significant amount of new wind power capacity. These planned additions appear to be motivated by the improved economics of wind power, an emerging understanding that wind integration costs are manageable, and a growing acceptance of wind by electric utilities. Equally important, utility IRPs are increasingly recognizing the inherent risks in fossil-based generation portfolios--especially natural gas price risk and the financial risk of future carbon regulation--and the benefits of renewable energy in mitigating those risks. This article, which is based on a longer report from Berkeley Lab,i examines how twelve investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in the western United States--Avista, Idaho Power, NorthWestern Energy (NWE), Portland General Electric (PGE), Puget Sound Energy (PSE), PacifiCorp, Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), Nevada Power, Sierra Pacific, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)--treat renewable energy in their most recent resource plans (as of July 2005). In aggregate, these twelve utilities supply approximately half of all electricity demand in the western United States. In reviewing these plans, our purpose is twofold: (1) to highlight the growing importance of utility IRP as a current and future driver of renewable generation in the United States, and (2) to suggest possible improvements to the methods used to evaluate renewable generation as a resource option. As such, we begin by summarizing the amount and types of new renewable generation planned as a result of these twelve IRPs. We then offer observations about the IRP process, and how it might be improved to more objectively evaluate renewable resources.

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan

2005-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationships among Non-Academic Employee Perceptions of Manager Leadership Behaviors, Meaningful Work, and Selected Performance Drivers  

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U.S. public institutions of higher education are unique work environments that employ millions of faculty, staff, and administrators. Reported research on human resource issues for non-academic employees within higher education, however, is scarce. Given that staff who work in higher education are increasingly being asked to perform at higher levels with equal or fewer resources, research is needed as to how these outcomes can be achieved. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent non-academic middle manager participative and supportive leadership behaviors are related to employee perceptions of meaningful work (conceptualized as growth satisfaction, empowerment, person-job fit, and affiliation commitment) and to employee learning goal orientation, organizational citizenship behavior, and intention to turnover. A population of 4,235 employees within a large public institution of higher education in the southwestern part of the United States was asked to participate in an online survey. The survey was comprised of items from eight validated instruments with 45 items and additional demographic information. Respondents totaled 1,333 (31.5%). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for reliability, exploratory factor analysis, and structural equation modeling techniques. Results of the study led to revisions of the initially proposed constructs via exploratory factor analysis, giving rise to seven constructs: Cooperative Leader Behavior, Work Fulfillment and Identity, Work Influence and Affiliation, Learning Goal Orientation, Personal Industry, Interpersonal Helping, and Intention to Turnover. Evaluation of the structural model for the revised constructs, with one added path, resulted in good fit (chi^2=3246.397 [796]=4.078, p=.000; CFI=.941; TLI=.936; RMSEA .048; SRMR=.051). Cooperative Leader Behavior was significantly and positively related to employee perceptions of Work Fulfillment and Identity (beta=.517, p<.05) and Work Influence and Affiliation (beta=.643, p<.05). Cooperative Leader Behavior, Work Fulfillment and Identity, and Work Influence and Affiliation were significantly and negatively related to Intention to Turnover (beta=-.436, p<.05; beta=-.480, p<.05; beta=-.293, p<.05, respectively). Work Fulfillment and Identity was significantly and positively related to Learning Goal Orientation (beta=.261, p<.05) and Personal Industry (beta=.309, p<.05). Work Influence and Affiliation was significantly and positively related to Interpersonal Helping (beta=.274, p<.05). Finally, Work Fulfillment and Identity and Work Influence and Affiliation had a significant bi-directional relationship (beta=.848, p<.05). Conclusions drawn from the results of this study led to, 1) recommendations and implications for the training and development of middle managers, 2) recommendations and implications for theory and research, and 3) recommendations and implications for practice. Higher education institutions that desire to foster employee perceptions of meaningful work and influence performance drivers such as intention to turnover should focus on developing middle-manager cooperative leadership behaviors. Additional research is needed to continue to revise, refine and validate the new constructs identified in this study, as well as to identify additional performance drivers in higher education responsive to cooperative leader behavior.

Hammons, Laura

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility of developing a portable driver performance data acquisition system for human factors research: Technical tasks. Volume 1  

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A two-phase, multi-year research program entitled ``development of a portable driver performance data acquisition system for human factors research`` was recently completed. The primary objective of the project was to develop a portable data acquisition system for crash avoidance research (DASCAR) that will allow drive performance data to be collected using a large variety of vehicle types and that would be capable of being installed on a given vehicle type within a relatively short-time frame. During phase 1 a feasibility study for designing and fabricating DASCAR was conducted. In phase 2 of the research DASCAR was actually developed and validated. This technical memorandum documents the results from the feasibility study. It is subdivided into three volumes. Volume one (this report) addresses the last five items in the phase 1 research and the first issue in the second phase of the project. Volumes two and three present the related appendices, and the design specifications developed for DASCAR respectively. The six tasks were oriented toward: identifying parameters and measures; identifying analysis tools and methods; identifying measurement techniques and state-of-the-art hardware and software; developing design requirements and specifications; determining the cost of one or more copies of the proposed data acquisition system; and designing a development plan and constructing DASCAR. This report also covers: the background to the program; the requirements for the project; micro camera testing; heat load calculations for the DASCAR instrumentation package in automobile trunks; phase 2 of the research; the DASCAR hardware and software delivered to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and crash avoidance problems that can be addressed by DASCAR.

Carter, R.J.; Barickman, F.S.; Spelt, P.F.; Schmoyer, R.L.; Kirkpatrick, J.R.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tribal and stakeholder involvement in systems analysis  

SciTech Connect

Beginning in early 1995, U.S. Department of Energy began an experiment to link tribal and stakeholder representatives into technology assessment activities related to an Integrated Nonthermal Treatment System (INTS) study. The INTS study moved outside the framework of after-the-fact public involvement by providing the opportunity for technical and non-technical stakeholders alike to work together in the early predecision stages of the criteria development and assessment of options for innovative mixed waste treatment. The stakeholders gained an appreciation of the intense level of effort required to complete such an analysis. The engineers and scientists conducting the systems analyses had the opportunity (some for the first time) to learn more about tribal and stakeholder issues and how they might apply to the technical tasks related to technology assessment and selection.

McClure, L. [Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company, Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Swartz, G. [Swartz and Associates, Boulder City, NV (United States); Cooley, C. [Department of Energy, Germantown, MD (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genomic Aspects of Research Involving Polyploid Plants  

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Almost all extant plant species have spontaneously doubled their genomes at least once in their evolutionary histories, resulting in polyploidy which provided a rich genomic resource for evolutionary processes. Moreover, superior polyploid clones have been created during the process of crop domestication. Polyploid plants generated by evolutionary processes and/or crop domestication have been the intentional or serendipitous focus of research dealing with the dynamics and consequences of genome evolution. One of the new trends in genomics research is to create synthetic polyploid plants which provide materials for studying the initial genomic changes/responses immediately after polyploid formation. Polyploid plants are also used in functional genomics research to study gene expression in a complex genomic background. In this review, we summarize the recent progress in genomics research involving ancient, young, and synthetic polyploid plants, with a focus on genome size evolution, genomics diversity, genomic rearrangement, genetic and epigenetic changes in duplicated genes, gene discovery, and comparative genomics. Implications on plant sciences including evolution, functional genomics, and plant breeding are presented. It is anticipated that polyploids will be a regular subject of genomics research in the foreseeable future as the rapid advances in DNA sequencing technology create unprecedented opportunities for discovering and monitoring genomic and transcriptomic changes in polyploid plants. The fast accumulation of knowledge on polyploid formation, maintenance, and divergence at whole-genome and subgenome levels will not only help plant biologists understand how plants have evolved and diversified, but also assist plant breeders in designing new strategies for crop improvement.

Yang, Xiaohan [ORNL; Ye, Chuyu [ORNL; Tschaplinski, Timothy J [ORNL; Wullschleger, Stan D [ORNL; Tuskan, Gerald A [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drivers and Guidelines  

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Public involvement in radioactive waste management decisions  

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Current repository siting efforts focus on Yucca Mountain, Nevada, where DOE`s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is conducting exploratory studies to determine if the site is suitable. The state of Nevada has resisted these efforts: it has denied permits, brought suit against DOE, and publicly denounced the federal government`s decision to study Yucca Mountain. The state`s opposition reflects public opinion in Nevada, and has considerably slowed DOE`s progress in studying the site. The Yucca Mountain controversy demonstrates the importance of understanding public attitudes and their potential influence as DOE develops a program to manage radioactive waste. The strength and nature of Nevada`s opposition -- its ability to thwart if not outright derail DOE`s activities -- indicate a need to develop alternative methods for making decisions that affect the public. This report analyzes public participation as a key component of this openness, one that provides a means of garnering acceptance of, or reducing public opposition to, DOE`s radioactive waste management activities, including facility siting and transportation. The first section, Public Perceptions: Attitudes, Trust, and Theory, reviews the risk-perception literature to identify how the public perceives the risks associated with radioactivity. DOE and the Public discusses DOE`s low level of credibility among the general public as the product, in part, of the department`s past actions. This section looks at the three components of the radioactive waste management program -- disposal, storage, and transportation -- and the different ways DOE has approached the problem of public confidence in each case. Midwestern Radioactive Waste Management Histories focuses on selected Midwestern facility-siting and transportation activities involving radioactive materials.

NONE

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Factors Involved in Search Dog Training  

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Events of significant impact as recent as hurricane Ike yielded a consistent disturbing truth: we lack sufficient numbers of competent search dog [Canis familiaris] teams. This study was conceived to provide information in identifying factors involved in training competent search dogs. Obedience training methods, age training was initiated, previous handler canine training experience, and handler perception and emotional attachment to their search dog were examined through a sixty-six question survey. Achievement of a national certification was used as a measure of performance success. Association between factors and performance success was evaluated through Chi-Square testing. Surveys were announced through the National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA) and were available online; 177 were fully completed by respondents and used in the data analysis. Seventy-two percent of nationally certified canine team respondents preferred positive reinforcement methods. Several statistically significant associations were detected: (a) female handlers preferred positive reinforcement training methods [x^2 = 8.504, d.f.=1, P = 0.004], (b) as dogs matured use of active training equipment increased [x^2 = 54.043, d.f.= 2, P training each week had a higher proportion of national certifications [x^2 = 16.379, d.f. = 1, P less than 0.001]. The data also indicated a trend for handlers to have previous canine training experience equal to or greater than search dog training experience [x^2 = 118.36, d.f. = 9, P =0.05]. The results warrant further research on the effects of early training, the effects of training time investment, and the interaction between canine selection and handler understanding of canine learning theory.

Alexander, Michael B.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The high current, fast, 100ns, Linear Transformer Driver (LTD) developmental project at Sandia Laboratories and HCEI.  

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Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M., USA, in collaboration with the High Current Electronic Institute (HCEI), Tomsk, Russia, is developing a new paradigm in pulsed power technology: the Linear Transformer Driver (LTD) technology. This technological approach can provide very compact devices that can deliver very fast high current and high voltage pulses straight out of the cavity with out any complicated pulse forming and pulse compression network. Through multistage inductively insulated voltage adders, the output pulse, increased in voltage amplitude, can be applied directly to the load. The load may be a vacuum electron diode, a z-pinch wire array, a gas puff, a liner, an isentropic compression load (ICE) to study material behavior under very high magnetic fields, or a fusion energy (IFE) target. This is because the output pulse rise time and width can be easily tailored to the specific application needs. In this paper we briefly summarize the developmental work done in Sandia and HCEI during the last few years, and describe our new MYKONOS Sandia High Current LTD Laboratory. An extensive evaluation of the LTD technology is being performed at SNL and the High Current Electronic Institute (HCEI) in Tomsk Russia. Two types of High Current LTD cavities (LTD I-II, and 1-MA LTD) were constructed and tested individually and in a voltage adder configuration (1-MA cavity only). All cavities performed remarkably well and the experimental results are in full agreement with analytical and numerical calculation predictions. A two-cavity voltage adder is been assembled and currently undergoes evaluation. This is the first step towards the completion of the 10-cavity, 1-TW module. This MYKONOS voltage adder will be the first ever IVA built with a transmission line insulated with deionized water. The LTD II cavity renamed LTD III will serve as a test bed for evaluating a number of different types of switches, resistors, alternative capacitor configurations, cores and other cavity components. Experimental results will be presented at the Conference and in future publications.

Ward, Kevin S. (Ketech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Long, Finis W.; Sinebryukhov, Vadim A. (High Current Electronic Institute (HCEI), Tomsk, Russia); Kim, Alexandre A. (High Current Electronic Institute (HCEI), Tomsk, Russia); Wakeland, Peter Eric (Ketech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); McKee, G. Randall; Woodworth, Joseph Ray; McDaniel, Dillon Heirman; Fowler, William E.; Mazarakis, Michael Gerrassimos; Porter, John Larry, Jr.; Struve, Kenneth William; Savage, Mark Edward; Stygar, William A.; LeChien, Keith R.; Matzen, Maurice Keith

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing and Diversifying the Electric Range of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles for U.S. Drivers  

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To provide useful information for automakers to design successful plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) products and for energy and environmental analysts to understand the social impact of PHEVs, this paper addresses the question of how many of the U.S. consumers, if buying a PHEV, would prefer what electric ranges. The Market-oriented Optimal Range for PHEV (MOR-PHEV) model is developed to optimize the PHEV electric range for each of 36,664 sampled individuals representing U.S. new vehicle drivers. The optimization objective is the minimization of the sum of costs on battery, gasoline, electricity and refueling hassle. Assuming no battery subsidy, the empirical results suggest that: 1) the optimal PHEV electric range approximates two thirds of one s typical daily driving distance in the near term, defined as $450/kWh battery delivered price and $4/gallon gasoline price. 2) PHEVs are not ready to directly compete with HEVs at today s situation, defined by the $600/kWh battery delivered price and the $3-$4/gallon gasoline price, but can do so in the near term. 3) PHEV10s will be favored by the market over longer-range PHEVs in the near term, but longer-range PHEVs can dominate the PHEV market if gasoline prices reach as high as $5-$6 per gallon and/or battery delivered prices reach as low as $150-$300/kWh. 4) PHEVs can become much more attractive against HEVs in the near term if the electric range can be extended by only 10% with multiple charges per day, possible with improved charging infrastructure or adapted charging behavior. 5) the impact of a $100/kWh decrease in battery delivered prices on the competiveness of PHEVs against HEVs can be offset by about $1.25/gallon decrease in gasoline prices, or about 7/kWh increase in electricity prices. This also means that the impact of a $1/gallon decrease in gasoline prices can be offset by about 5/kWh decrease in electricity prices.

Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score  

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Get Involved with Home Get Involved with Home Energy Score to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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Age identity, gender, and perceptions of decline: Does feeling older lead to pessimistic dispositions about cognitive aging  

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Objectives. Drawing on past studies of age identity, this article examined whether feeling older was associated with more pessimistic views about cognitive aging. Methods. Using respondents aged 55 years and older in the Midlife Development in the United States study, we estimated a series of linear regression models to predict people ’ s dispositions toward their cognitive aging. The main comparison is whether the effects of age identity on cognitive aging differ for men and women. Results. Beyond the effects of chronological age, older age identities were associated with more pessimistic dispositions about cognitive aging. This relationship, however, was found only among women. Discussion. Age identity shapes cognitive aging dispositions, though the gendered nature of this relationship remains somewhat unclear. The findings give further evidence about the far-reaching implications of age identity for successful aging and suggest that future work can explicate how subjective aging processes may differ by gender.

Markus H. Schafer

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO A TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL  

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Emer Emer Emer Emer Emer Emergency Response to a T gency Response to a T gency Response to a T gency Response to a T gency Response to a Transportation ransportation ransportation ransportation ransportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material Accident Involving Radioactive Material Accident Involving Radioactive Material Accident Involving Radioactive Material Accident Involving Radioactive Material DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER Viewing this video and completing the enclosed printed study material do not by themselves provide sufficient skills to safely engage in or perform duties related to emergency response to a transportation accident involving radioactive material. Meeting that goal is beyond the scope of this video and requires either additional

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Building Technologies Program: How Do I Get Involved?  

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How Do I Get Involved? How Do I Get Involved? to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Program: How Do I Get Involved? on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Program: How Do I Get Involved? on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Program: How Do I Get Involved? on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Program: How Do I Get Involved? on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Program: How Do I Get Involved? on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Program: How Do I Get Involved? on AddThis.com... About Laws & Regulations ENERGY STAR® Testing & Verification EPACT 2005 Test Procedures Information Resources Notices & Rules Certification & Enforcement Schedule Setting Public Workshops & Hearings State Petitions Useful Links Guidance & FAQs

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A Polysilicon Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode Display with Integrated Drivers R.M.A. Dawson, Z. Shen, D.A. Furst, S. Connor, J. Hsu, M.G. Kane, R.G. Stewart, A. Ipri  

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A Polysilicon Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode Display with Integrated Drivers R.S.A. Abstract The design of an active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) display using a polysilicon. Introduction Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are presently of great interest due to their potential

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Cost Transfers Involving Sponsored Projects Directives and Procedures  

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Cost Transfers Involving Sponsored Projects Directives and Procedures Responsible Office: Office....................................................................................................................2 1.3 Cost Transfer.................................................................................................................2 2. Project Management

Watson, Craig A.

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EIA Renewable Energy- Number of Companies Involved in Photovoltaic ...  

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Renewable data table showing the number of companies involved with cell manufacturing, module/system design, prototype module and systems development, wholesale ...

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DECONTAMINATION DRESSDOWN AT A TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL  

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Video User' s Guide Video User' s Guide DECONTAMINATION DRESSDOWN AT A TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVOLVING RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL DISCLAIMER Viewing this video and completing the enclosed printed study material do not by themselves provide sufficient skills to safely engage in or perform duties related to emergency response to a transportation accident involving radioactive material. Meeting that goal is beyond

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The Contribution of Self-discrepancy in the Relationship between Role Loss and Well-being in Older Adults  

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The purpose of the study is to investigate how older adults adjust to getting older and the losses that come with aging. This study examines how E.T. Higgins's theory of self-discrepancy mediates the relationship between role loss and subjective well-being. Subjective well-being (SWB) is defined as overall life satisfaction, the presence of positive affect and the absence of negative affect. This hypothesis, grounded in both self-discrepancy and life span developmental theory, is that the level of discrepancy between the actual and ideal self mediates the relationship between role losses and mental health. This study examined three models with each investigating how self-discrepancy mediates the relationship between role loss and a different outcome variable for each model: positive affect, negative affect, and satisfaction with life. The sample consisted of adults over the age of 60 living in both community and institutional settings. Several path analyses models were run to examine the tenability of the hypotheses within the three models. This study did not support any of its hypotheses of the indirect and direct effects mediation models with the outcome variables of positive affect, negative affect and satisfaction with life scale. However, it did show support for the self-discrepancy theory. Consistent with the theory, this study showed that those reporting more self-discrepancy reported less satisfaction with life, less positive affect, and more negative affect. This study also showed levels of SWB in non-clinical samples of older adults. This study supported the idea that more self-discrepancy is related to lower levels of SWB. This is important in a clinical setting to know for treatment of older adults suggesting that clinicians help their clients work towards less self-discrepancy and in turn, greater SWB.

Lee, Kylin Haedge

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Involvement Opportunities for the DUF6 Conversion Facility EISs  

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Opportunities Opportunities Public Involvement Opportunities The public comment period for the Supplement Analysis for Disposal of Depleted Uranium Oxide Conversion Product Generated from DOE's Inventory of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride is closed. Sorry! The public comment period for the Supplement Analysis for Disposal of Depleted Uranium Oxide Conversion Product Generated from DOE's Inventory of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride is closed. The public comment form is no longer available. For information on other public involvement opportunities, please visit Public Involvement Opportunities. Ways to Provide Comments Comments may be submitted via the Public Comment Form on this Web site. Comments can also be mailed to: DU Disposal Supplement Analysis Comment Argonne National Laboratory

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Microsoft Word - Number of Public Involvement Deliverables _2_.doc  

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Document Document Public Involvement Deliverables Number of Public Involvement Deliverables Completed In a Typical Fiscal Year * Nevada Site Office Manager Environmental Management Weekly Reports: 52 per year * DOE Headquarters Environmental Management Weekly Report: 52 per year * Fact sheets: 20 * Briefings: approximately 100 presentations per year, averaging 15 slides each * Drafting of articles for distribution/posting as EM News Flash alerts: 10-12 per year * Videos: 1 'full-length' production video (@ ~10 minutes or more): 2-3 feature production videos (@ ~2 minutes) and numerous (+150) video clips and raw video * Maintenance of the web-based Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) Public Involvement portion. Maintenance includes uploading briefings,

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Policy Drivers for Improving Electricity End-Use Efficiency in the U.S.: An Economic-Engineering Analysis  

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This paper estimates the economically achievable potential for improving electricity end-use efficiency in the U.S. The approach involves identifying a series of energy-efficiency policies aimed at tackling market failures, and then examining their impacts and cost-effectiveness using Georgia Tech’s version of the National Energy Modeling System (GT-NEMS). By estimating the policy-driven electricity savings and the associated levelized costs, a policy supply curve for electricity efficiency is produced. Each policy is evaluated individually and in an Integrated Policy scenario to examine policy dynamics. The Integrated Policy scenario demonstrates significant achievable potential: 261 TWh (6.5%) of electricity savings in 2020, and 457 TWh (10.2%) in 2035. All eleven policies examined were estimated to have lower levelized costs than average electricity retail prices. Levelized costs range from 0.5 – 8.0 cent/kWh, with the regulatory and information policies tending to be most cost-effective. Policy impacts on the power sector, carbon dioxide emissions, and energy intensity are also estimated to be significant. *Corresponding author:

Yu Wang; Marilyn A. Brown; Yu Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The human thalamus is crucially involved in executive control operations  

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The processing of executive control is thought to involve cortical as well as thalamic brain areas. However, the questions of how thalamic structures contribute to the control of behavior and how cortical versus thalamic processing is coordinated remain ...

Frank Marzinzik; Michael Wahl; Gerd-Helge Schneider; Andreas Kupsch; Gabriel Curio; Fabian Klostermann

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Involvement in Consensus Negotiations for Energy Conservation Standards  

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Involvement in Consensus Negotiations for Energy Conservation Involvement in Consensus Negotiations for Energy Conservation Standards DOE Involvement in Consensus Negotiations for Energy Conservation Standards DOE Involvement in Consensus Negotiations for Energy Conservation Standards. The Department of Energy is supportive of outside parties' negotiations efforts to reach consensus on energy conservation standards and test procedures that can be presented for consideration by the Department However, neither the Department nor any of its contractors can: offer advice or suggestion on any standard or test procedure under consideration by outside parties; take a position on any standard or test procedure under consideration by outside parties; negotiate with outside parties; or participate in any way in discussions among outside parties.

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Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2013 / 2014 Inform -Involve -Enable  

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#12;Medical Education Research Scholars Program 2013 / 2014 Inform - Involve - Enable revised 6/04/13 1 Medical Education Research Scholars Program (MERSP) Application Cover Sheet Please click _______________________________ Date: ____________ Department Chair Signature: ______________________ Date: _____________ #12;Medical

Finley Jr., Russell L.

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Public involvement plan for the Oak Ridge Reservation  

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This Public Information Plan is a user`s guide for getting involved in US Department of Energy environmental decisions in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It outlines the many ways the public can help DOE find solutions to its environmental challenges. The plan focuses on DOE`s Environmental Management public involvement activities. Environmental Management is composed of the following programs: environmental restoration, technology development and waste management.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OpenEI:Get Involved | Open Energy Information  

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OpenEI:Get Involved OpenEI:Get Involved Jump to: navigation, search How to GET INVOLVED WITH OpenEI Get involved with OpenEI Easy Ways You Can Get Involved Beginner.jpg Newbie Are you new to OpenEI, but not sure how to get started? That's ok! Its easy to get involved and contribute to OpenEI. Sign up for an account then start contributing wiki content Use social media to help share the word about OpenEI Join a local energy or technology interest group Scientist.jpg Content Developer Are you interested in adding, contributing, and editing content on OpenEI? Find out how to create and grow OpenEI's content and contribute. Create a New Page Upload Dataset - txt, zip, xml, csv, xls, xlsx, doc, docx, pdf, json, cbwfdb format Upload File - png, gif, jpg, jpeg, pdf, ppt, pptx format Join an OpenEI Project - OpenEI projects tackle specific challenges

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GC GUIDANCE ON BARTER TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DOE-OWNED URANIUM  

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GC GUIDANCE ON BARTER TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DOE-OWNED URANIUM GC GUIDANCE ON BARTER TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DOE-OWNED URANIUM The Department of Energy has on a variety of occasions engaged in transactions under which it bartered uranium to which it has title for goods or services . This guidance memorializes the results of analyses previously directed to individual proposed transactions . For the reasons discussed below, we conclude that the Atomic Energy Act of 1954' , as amended, (AEA), authorizes such barter transactions. Background : DOE Barter Transactions In a number of instances, DOE has engaged in transactions involving the barter of DOE-owned uranium2 in exchange for various products or services. For example, DOE entered into a transaction with the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC), under which USEC would

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Using dual decomposition for solving problems involving data uncertainty |  

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dual decomposition for solving problems involving data uncertainty dual decomposition for solving problems involving data uncertainty August 14, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint Many applications mdash; energy, routing, scheduling, and production planning, for example mdash; involve problems in which some or all of the data may not be known when decisions under uncertainty must be made. In such cases, approximations with stochastic mixed-integer programming models are often used. Two approaches have been suggested to address such problems: dual decomposition (DD) and branch-and-price (BP). Both approaches divide the problem into two or more subproblems, together with linear constraints that enforce agreement between solutions to the different problems through a series of iterations. Unfortunately, both approaches also suffer from lack

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Emergency Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive  

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Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material Emergency Response to a Transportation Accident Involving Radioactive Material The purpose of this User's Guide is to provide instructors with an overview of the key points covered in the video. The Student Handout portion of this Guide is designed to assist the instructor in reviewing those points with students. The Student Handout should be distributed to students after the video is shown and the instructor should use the Guide to facilitate a discussion on each response disciplines' activities or duties at the scene. During this discussion, the instructor can present response scenarios, each of which would have a different discipline arriving first at the accident scene. The purpose of this discussion

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Get Involved with Home Energy Score | Department of Energy  

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Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Get Involved with Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Get Involved with Home Energy Score Get Involved with Home Energy Score The Department of Energy's (DOE) Home Energy Score helps homeowners understand the energy performance of their homes and how they compare to other homes nationwide. Energy professionals and organizations can use the Score to promote energy efficiency to homeowners and encourage investments in energy improvements. Information for Homeowners Information for Interested Organizations Information for Interested Assessors Highlights Home Energy Scoring Tool Updated Home Energy Scoring Tool v.2014 features improved calculation methodology, user interface and mobility on the 10-point scale. Visit the Research and Background webpage and DOE's Progress Alert to learn more.

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Hydro Stakeholder Collaboration and Public Involvement Planning Case Studies  

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This report describes nine utility case applications of the hydro stakeholder communications and public involvement tools presented in a recent EPRI report. The resulting experience can assist utilities in developing an effective public outreach program that will pay off in long-term public support for hydro relicensing and operations.

1998-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Involving Indigenous Peoples in Protected Area Management: Comparative Perspectives from  

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on the author's several years of field research experience in local community involve- ment in parks responsibility (IUCN/WWF 1999). These principles and guidelines state that indigenous people be recognized. Poverty; lack of education, access to health, and other government ser- vices; low level of infrastructure

Wilmers, Chris

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Testing alternative models of individuals' social media involvement and satisfaction  

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This study extends the Technology Acceptance Model 3 (TAM 3) within the context of the rapidly evolving area of social media. Since social media requires the user's active participation and processing of information as well as the creation of user-generated ... Keywords: Involvement, Social media sites, Social media usage intention, TAM 3, Three alternative models, User satisfaction

Jeen-Su Lim, Abdulrahman Al-Aali, John H. Heinrichs, Kee-Sook Lim

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Case against private utility involvement in solar/insulation programs  

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The arguments against private utility involvement are arranged under the following headings: excessive profit-taking, monopolization/favoritism, increased cost to consumers, homeowners would pay twice, the lack of accountability, the lack of commitment to solar by utilities, solar/political/ethical considerations, solar/conservation technologies are inherently decentralized, and the other alternatives. (MHR)

Bossong, K.

1977-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Feature - Argonne involved with proposed Green Fuels Depot in Naperville  

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involved in Naperville's proposed Green Fuels Depot involved in Naperville's proposed Green Fuels Depot Naperville's proposed Green Fuels Depot The proposed Green Fuels Depot would produce renewable fuels for Naperville's vehicle fleet. Using grass clippings to power next-generation vehicles - now that's green transportation. This is one of the ideas being considered at Naperville's newly proposed Green Fuels Depot. The project, which will require $4 million in funding to get started, would bring together Argonne National Laboratory, the city of Naperville, Packer Engineering and the College of DuPage for an innovative plan to produce renewable energy. "It's a golden opportunity for Argonne to be associated with one of our neighboring communities in promoting new technologies that we have pioneered here at the laboratory," said Glenn Keller, manager of vehicle

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Human Operational Errors Involving Control, Relay, and Auxiliary Equipment  

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This report describes the objectives, information gathering and analysis, and findings of a research effort related to human operational errors involving control, relay, and auxiliary equipment. This research is conducted by the Switching Safety and Reliability Project of EPRI8217s Substations Program. The project consists of three separate studies: 8226 an analysis of relay-related incidents attributed to human errors, 8226 a compilation of work practices when planning and performing work on relays, an...

2006-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Directional Drivers of Sustainable Manufacturing  

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... International Green Construction Code, legislation, executive orders and updated green building schemes that ... A Modified Pidgeon Process for Energy Savings and Low Carbon Dioxide Emission ... Improving the Efficiency of Solar Cells.

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Vehicle Management Driver Safety Program  

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in the city of La Rochelle [1], using fully automated electric and communicating road vehicles, better known campus was implemented using fully automated electric and communicating vehicles. The vehicles behavior. Safety Autonomous vehicles may need to stop in a progressive way in the case of obstacles in the way

Machel, Hans

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding :  

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Illinois (2007-2009) Illinois (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Illinois (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck :  

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Hawaii (2007-2009) Hawaii (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck : Hawaii (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck :  

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Delaware (2007-2009) Delaware (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck : Delaware (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding :  

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Hawaii (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Hawaii (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck :  

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District of Columbia (2007-2009) District of Columbia (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck : District of Columbia (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Iowa  

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Iowa Iowa (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Iowa (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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Overview of the 2012 IECC and DOE's Involvement  

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ENERGY CODES ENERGY CODES energycodes.gov BUILDING ENERGY CODES Overview of the 2012 IECC and DOE's Involvement Pam Cole Building Energy Codes Program Pacific Northwest National Laboratory BUILDING ENERGY CODES energycodes.gov * 1980's through 2006 - Minimum codes were truly minimal - DOE pushed for marginal improvements (1% to 3% per cycle) - DOE proposed (successfully) a major rewrite of the IECC in 2004 (became the 2006 IECC)-emphasis was format, not stringency * 2009 to Present..... - Things are getting more serious The World of Codes BUILDING ENERGY CODES energycodes.gov * Summary of changes - ~30% better than 2006 IECC - Major changes * Consolidated with IRC energy chapter (actually a change to the IRC, not the IECC) * Mandatory whole-house pressure test * More stringent duct leakage test

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck :  

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Indiana (2007-2009) Indiana (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck : Indiana (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck :  

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Idaho (2007-2009) Idaho (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving a Large Truck : Idaho (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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Accurate Numerical Simulations Of Chemical Phenomena Involved in Energy  

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Visualization of the spin density from the excess electron cluster. Robert Visualization of the spin density from the excess electron cluster. Robert Harrison Accurate Numerical Simulations Of Chemical Phenomena Involved in Energy Production and Storage with MADNESS and MPQC PI Name: Robert Harrison PI Email: harrisonrj@ornl.gov Institution: ORNL Allocation Program: ESP Allocation Hours at ALCF: 150 Million Year: 2010 to 2013 Research Domain: Chemistry Researchers propose to focus on the problems of catalysis and heavy element chemistry for fuel reprocessing-both of which are of immediate interest to the Department of Energy (DOE), are representative of a very broad class of problems in chemistry, and demand the enormous computational resources anticipated from the next generation of leadership computing facilities. Also common to both is the need for accurate electronic structure

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding :  

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Kansas (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Kansas (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Maine  

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Maine Maine (2007-2009) Research Menu Data/Tools Apps Resources Let's Talk Research Alpha You are here Data.gov » Communities » Research » Data State Traffic Safety Information - Fatal Crashes Involving Speeding : Maine (2007-2009) Dataset Summary Description The State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) portal is part of the larger Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Encyclopedia. STSI provides state-by-state traffic safety profiles, including: crash data, lives saved/savable, legislation, economic costs, grant funding, alcohol related crash data, performance measures, and geographic maps of crash data. Tags {geospatial,fatality,crash,data,safety,roadway,vehicle,human,person} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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Personnel involved in nuclear standards development: 1980 directory  

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The development of nuclear standards is an active and necessary endeavor that is concerned with the safe, orderly, and economic development of nuclear potential. There are almost 4100 people from the teachnical community who are presently involved either in writing nuclear standards, including codes, or in the management and processing roles necessary for their approval and promulgation. This document identifies the current participation of each individual as member, chairman, cochairman (vice-chairman), or secretary of about 700 standards development committees and groups. The standards committees and groups are identified with the organizations that are responsible for the preparation, review, and maintenance of the standards and that provide support through supervisory committees and headquarters staff. This directory includes four major sections: personnel, employers, committees, and a Key-Word-in-Context (KWIC) Index of committee titles. It can also be used to identify the participation of employers as well as to recognize the contributions of individuals to the often interdisciplinary activity of standards development.

Carr, S.J. (ed.)

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

The character of resonant charge exchange involving highly excited atoms  

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We study the process of resonant charge exchange involving excited helium atoms with the principal quantum number n = 5 colliding with the helium ion in the ground state in the collision energy range from thermal up to 10 eV. This information may be important for the analysis of planet atmospheres containing helium, in particular, for Jupiter's atmosphere, but our basic interest is the transition from the quantum to classical description of this process, where, due to large cross sections, evaluations of the cross sections are possible. For the chosen process, quantum theory allows determining the cross section as a result of a tunnel electron transition, while classical theory accounts for over-barrier electron transitions. The classical theory additionally requires effective transitions between states with close energies. The analysis of these transitions for helium with n = 5 shows that electron momenta and their projections are mixed for a part of the states, while for other states, the mixing is absent. A simple criterion to separate such states is given. In addition, the main contribution to the cross section of resonant charge exchange follows from tunnel electron transitions. As a result, the quantum theory is better for calculating the cross sections of resonant charge exchange than the classical one and also allows finding the partial cross sections of resonant charge exchange, while the classical approach gives the cross section of resonant charge exchange in a simple manner with the accuracy of 20%.

Kosarim, A. V.; Smirnov, B. M., E-mail: bmsmirnov@gmail.com [Russian Academy of Sciences, Joint Institute for High Temperatures (Russian Federation); Capitelli, M. [University of Bari, Department of Chemistry (Italy); Laricchiuta, A. [IMIP CNR, Sezione Territoriale di Bari (Italy)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

291

Surface interactions involved in flashover with high density electronegative gases.  

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This report examines the interactions involved with flashover along a surface in high density electronegative gases. The focus is on fast ionization processes rather than the later time ionic drift or thermalization of the discharge. A kinetic simulation of the gas and surface is used to examine electron multiplication and includes gas collision, excitation and ionization, and attachment processes, gas photoionization and surface photoemission processes, as well as surface attachment. These rates are then used in a 1.5D fluid ionization wave (streamer) model to study streamer propagation with and without the surface in air and in SF6. The 1.5D model therefore includes rates for all these processes. To get a better estimate for the behavior of the radius we have studied radial expansion of the streamer in air and in SF6. The focus of the modeling is on voltage and field level changes (with and without a surface) rather than secondary effects, such as, velocities or changes in discharge path. An experiment has been set up to carry out measurements of threshold voltages, streamer velocities, and other discharge characteristics. This setup includes both electrical and photographic diagnostics (streak and framing cameras). We have observed little change in critical field levels (where avalanche multiplication sets in) in the gas alone versus with the surface. Comparisons between model calculations and experimental measurements are in agreement with this. We have examined streamer sustaining fields (field which maintains ionization wave propagation) in the gas and on the surface. Agreement of the gas levels with available literature is good and agreement between experiment and calculation is good also. Model calculations do not indicate much difference between the gas alone versus the surface levels. Experiments have identified differences in velocity between streamers on the surface and in the gas alone (the surface values being larger).

Hodge, Keith Conquest; Warne, Larry Kevin; Jorgenson, Roy Eberhardt; Wallace, Zachariah Red; Lehr, Jane Marie

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

[The first steps of chlorophyll synthesis: RNA involvement and regulation  

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Glu-tRNA[sup Glu] is synthesized from glutamate and tRNA[sup Glu] by glutamyl-tRNA synthetase (GluRS). Recent work has demonstrated that Glu-tRNA[sup Glu] has dual functions and is a precursor for protein and 5-aminolevulinate (ALA) synthesis. Current data does not provide compelling evidence for the notion that GluRS is regulated by chlorophyll precursors or in concert with the other enzymes of ALA synthesis. We have redefined the C5-pathway as a two-step route to ALA starting with Glu-tRNA[sup Glu]. Only two enzymes, Glu-tRNA reductase (GluTR) and GSA-2,1-amino-mutase (GSA-AM), are specifically involved in ALA synthesis. We have purified these enzymatic activities from Chlamydomonas and demonstrated that the two purified proteins in the presence of their cofactors NADPH and pyridoxal phosphate are sufficient for the in vitro Glu-tRNA [yields] ALA conversion. We have cloned the genes encoding GluTR. The sequences of the GluTR proteins deduced from these genes share highly conserved regions with those of bacterial origin. We havealso cloned and analyzed the gene encoding GSA-AM from Arabidopsis. As in Salmonella typhimurium, there are indications of the existence of an additional pathway for ALA formation in E. coli. To shed light on the recognition of the single tRNA[sup Glu] by the chloroplast enzymes GluTR, GluRS we characterized a chlorophyll-deficient mutant of Euglena having tRNA[sup Glu] with a point mutation in the T[Psi]C-loop. The altered tRNA supports protein but not ALA synthesis.

Soell, D.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An external dose reconstruction involving a radiological dispersal device  

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Recent events have underscored the need for the United States government to provide streamlined emergency response procedures and subsequent dose estimations for personnel responding to incidents involving radioactive material. Indeed, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Report No. 138 (NCRP 2001) indicates that exposures received by first responders will be important for a number of reasons, including planning for the appropriate use of key personnel in an extended emergency situation. In response, the Department of Homeland Security has published Protective Action Guides (DHS 2006) to help minimize these exposures and associated risks. This research attempts to provide some additional radiological exposure knowledge so that an Incident Commander, with limited or no information, can make more informed decisions about evacuation, sheltering-in-place, relocation of the public, turn-back levels, defining radiation hazard boundaries, and in-field radiological dose assessments of the radiation workers, responders, and members of the public. A method to provide such insight begins with providing a model that describes the physics of radiation interactions, radiation source and geometry, collection of field measurements, and interpretation of the collected data. A Monte Carlo simulation of the model is performed so that calculated results can be compared to measured values. The results of this investigation indicate that measured organ absorbed doses inside a tissue equivalent phantom compared favorably to the derived organ absorbed doses measured by the Panasonic thermoluminescence dosimeters and with Monte Carlo �N� Particle modeled results. Additionally, a Victoreen 450P pressurized ion chamber measured the integrated dose and these results compared well with the Panasonic right lateral TLD. This comparison indicates that the Victoreen 450P ionization chamber could potentially serve as an estimator of real-time effective dose and organ absorbed dose, if energy and angular dependence corrections could be taken into account. Finally, the data obtained in this investigation indicate that the MCNP model provided a reasonable method to determine organ absorbed dose and effective dose of a simulated Radiological Dispersal Device in an Inferior-Superior geometry with Na99mTcO4 as the source of radioactive material.

Hearnsberger, David Wayne

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Patterns of Care and Locoregional Treatment Outcomes in Older Esophageal Cancer Patients: The SEER-Medicare Cohort  

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Purpose: Optimal management of elderly patients with nonmetastatic esophageal cancer is unclear. Outcomes data after locoregional treatment are lacking for this group. Methods: We assessed outcomes associated with standard locoregional treatments in 2,626 patients (age > 65 years) from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare cohort diagnosed with nonmetastatic esophageal cancer from 1992 to 2002. In patients treated with radiotherapy alone (RT), surgery alone (S), chemoradiotherapy (CRT), or preoperative chemotherapy followed by surgery (CRT + S), overall and disease-free survival were compared using proportional hazards regression. Postoperative complications were compared using logistic regression. Results: Mean age was 76 {+-} 6 years. Seven percent underwent CRT + S, 39% CRT, 30% S, and 24% RT. One-year survival was 68% (CRT + S), 52% (CRT), 53% (S), and 16% (RT), respectively (p < 0.001). Patients who underwent CRT + S demonstrated improved overall survival compared with S alone (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.81; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.66-0.98; p = 0.03) and RT (HR = 0.44; 95% CI, 0.35-0.55; p < 0.0001); and comparable survival to CRT (HR = 0.82; 95% CI, 0.67-1.01; p = 0.06). Patients who underwent CRT + S also had comparable postoperative mortality (HR = 0.96; 95% CI, 0.87-1.07; p = 0.45) and complications (OR = 0.89; 95% CI, 0.70-1.14; p = 0.36) compared with S alone. Conclusions: Preoperative chemoradiotherapy may be an acceptable treatment option in appropriately selected older esophageal cancer patients. This treatment modality did not appear to increase surgical complications and offered potential therapeutic benefit, particularly compared with surgery alone.

Smith, Grace L. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Smith, Benjamin D. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Radiation Oncology Flight, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX (United States); Buchholz, Thomas A.; Liao Zhongxing; Jeter, Melenda [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Swisher, Stephen G. M.D.; Hofstetter, Wayne L. [Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Ajani, Jaffer A. [Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); McAleer, Mary F.; Komaki, Ritsuko [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Cox, James D. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)], E-mail: jcox@mdanderson.org

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Planning and decision making about the future care of older group home residents and transition to residential  

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to residential aged carejir_1297 1..13 C. Bigby,1 B. Bowers2 & R. Webber3 1 School of SocialWork and Social residents and the decisions made that a move to residential aged care was necessary. Methods Grounded to a residential aged care facility was neces- sary were made in haste and seen as a fait accompli to involved

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296

Tech Beat Older Archives  

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... Announced, Forum on Vehicle Scale Shipment ... Can Help Small Manufacturers Save Energy ... Beautiful, Superfluid Images, Vehicles Measure Up ...

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

297

Older SANS Publications  

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... Core-Shell Magnetic Morphology of Structurally Uniform Magnetite Nanoparticles, KL ... Origin of Electric-Field-Induced Magnetization in Multiferroic ...

298

Older Women and Ova  

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a woman can bear a child using her own ova? Replies: With all the new technologies in medical and genetic related research, the ability to bear children is becoming possible...

299

Low-Level Plutonium Sample Involved in NIST-Boulder Lab ...  

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Low-Level Plutonium Sample Involved in NIST-Boulder Lab Incident. For Immediate Release: June 10, 2008. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

300

The involvement of Pseudomonas putida in basidiome initiation of the cultivated mushroom Agaricus bisporus.  

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??The involvement of pseudomonads In the process of basidiome initiation of the cultivated mushroom Agaricus bisporus was investigated. Pseudomonads used throughout the study were identified… (more)

Rainey, Paul Barton

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can I obtain a list of companies involved in the natural gas ...  

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Can I obtain a list of companies involved in the natural gas industry, such as utilities, pipeline companies, and storage operators? Yes. EIA collects and publishes a ...

302

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE COGNITIVE AND PERCEPTUAL MECHANISMS INVOLVED IN MANIA-PRONENESS.  

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??The present research investigates the cognitive and perceptual mechanisms involved in mania-proneness. Building on the work of Depue and colleagues (Depue & Iacono, 1989; Depue… (more)

Mercer, Kimberly

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Black Seminole involvement and leadership during the Second Seminole War, 1835 – 1842.  

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?? This thesis examines the involvement, leadership, and impact of the Black Seminoles during the Second Seminole War. In Florida, free Blacks, runaway slaves, and… (more)

Dixon, Anthony E.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Why the CHI Community Should be Involved in Standards: Stories from Three CHI Participants  

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In this article, the three authors tell their stories about involvement in standards that are relevant to the computer human interaction community(CHI). Their reasoning for being involved is given and readers are also given information about different organizations that develop standards relevant to CHI.

Lund, Arnie; Scholtz, Jean; Bevan, Nigel

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Dosimetric and Clinical Outcomes of Involved-Field Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy After Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma With Mediastinal Involvement  

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Purpose: To evaluate the dosimetric and clinical outcomes of involved-field intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IF-IMRT) for patients with early-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) with mediastinal involvement. Methods and Materials: Fifty-two patients with early-stage HL that involved the mediastinum were reviewed. Eight patients had Stage I disease, and 44 patients had Stage II disease. Twenty-three patients (44%) presented with a bulky mediastinum, whereas 42 patients (81%) had involvement of both the mediastinum and either cervical or axillary nodes. All patients received combination chemotherapy followed by IF-IMRT. The prescribed radiation dose was 30-40 Gy. The dose-volume histograms of the target volume and critical normal structures were evaluated. Results: The median mean dose to the primary involved regions (planning target volume, PTV1) and boost area (PTV2) was 37.5 Gy and 42.1 Gy, respectively. Only 0.4% and 1.3% of the PTV1 and 0.1% and 0.5% of the PTV2 received less than 90% and 95% of the prescribed dose, indicating excellent PTV coverage. The median mean lung dose and V20 to the lungs were 13.8 Gy and 25.9%, respectively. The 3-year overall survival, local control, and progression-free survival rates were 100%, 97.9%, and 96%, respectively. No Grade 4 or 5 acute or late toxicities were reported. Conclusions: Despite the large target volume, IF-IMRT gave excellent dose coverage and a favorable prognosis, with mild toxicity in patients with early-stage mediastinal HL.

Lu Ningning [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital, National Cancer Center, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing (China)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital, National Cancer Center, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing (China); Li Yexiong, E-mail: yexiong@yahoo.com [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital, National Cancer Center, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing (China); Wu Runye; Zhang Ximei; Wang Weihu; Jin Jing; Song Yongwen; Fang Hui; Ren Hua; Wang Shulian; Liu Yueping; Liu Xinfan; Chen Bo; Dai Jianrong; Yu Zihao [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital, National Cancer Center, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing (China)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital, National Cancer Center, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing (China)

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

A SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS INVOLVING USAEC SHIPMENTS OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL, 1957-1961  

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Data are summarized on incidents that have been sustained by the AEC in the transport of radioactive materials from 1957 through 1981. In the period covered by this report there were 47 incidents reported. Twenty-nine did not result in the release of radioactive materials. Of the remaining 18 cases there was none that involved any serious radiological consequences or involved costly cleanup. Six of the incidents involved onsite movements of materials. The incidents are classified in accordance with the type of radiation release that occurred, mode of transport, and type of incident. Photographs are included for a number of the incidents. (C.H.)

Patterson, D.E.; DeFatta, V.P.

1963-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

307

GC GUIDANCE ON BARTER TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DOE-OWNED URANIUM | Department  

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GC GUIDANCE ON BARTER TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DOE-OWNED URANIUM GC GUIDANCE ON BARTER TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DOE-OWNED URANIUM GC GUIDANCE ON BARTER TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DOE-OWNED URANIUM The Department of Energy has on a variety of occasions engaged in transactions under which it bartered uranium to which it has title for goods or services . This guidance memorializes the results of analyses previously directed to individual proposed transactions . For the reasons discussed below, we conclude that the Atomic Energy Act of 1954' , as amended, (AEA), authorizes such barter transactions. GC GUIDANCE ON BARTER TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING DOE-OWNED URANIUM More Documents & Publications Leasing of Department of Energy Property Before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy EIS-0468: Final Environmental Impact Statement

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Federal involvement in: municipal wastewater treatment plant sludge energy recovery and conservation  

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The results are presented of a study concerning federal involvement in municipal wastewater treatment plant (MWWTP) sludge energy recovery and conservation. The objectives of the study were to: determine and report the major agency programs and related MWWTP sludge energy recovery and conservation projects; determine and summarize the coordination efforts between federal agencies involved in MWWTP sludge; and recommend future U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) involvement in MWWTP sludge energy recovery and conservation projects. Specific federal agencies designated for surveying include ERDA, EPA, USDA, Bureau of Mines, National Science Foundation, and National Commission on Water Quality. Past (post-1966), present, and planned federal involvement in MWWTP sludge energy recovery and conservation, research and development, demonstration, and study projects were considered.

None

1977-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

The obligation nation : America's involvement in the affairs of the World  

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Does America have an obligation, whether through foreign aid, military involvement, or by spreading democracy, to change the world? This thesis answers these above questions in intimate detail through the moral framework ...

Francel, Leif (Leif G.)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

CHSH type Bell inequalities involving a party with two or three local binary settings  

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We construct a simple algorithm to generate any CHSH type Bell inequality involving a party with two local binary measurements from two CHSH type inequalities without this party. The algorithm readily generalizes to situations, where the additional observer uses three measurement settings. There, each inequality involving the additional party is constructed from three inequalities with this party excluded. With this generalization at hand, we construct and analyze new symmetric inequalities for four observers and three experimental settings per observer.

Yu-Chun Wu; Piotr Badziag; Marek ?ukowski

2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Older Age Predicts Decreased Metastasis and Prostate Cancer-Specific Death for Men Treated With Radiation Therapy: Meta-Analysis of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Trials  

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Purpose: The impact of age on prostate cancer (PCa) outcome has been controversial; therefore, we analyzed the effect of age on overall survival (OS), distant metastasis, prostate cancer-specific death (PCSD), and nonprostate cancer death (NPCD) on patients with locally advanced PCa. Methods and Materials: Patients who participated in four Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) phase III trials, 8531, 8610, 9202, and 9413, were studied. Cox proportional hazards regression was used for OS analysis, and cumulative events analysis with Fine and Gray's regression was used for analyses of metastasis, PCSD, and NPCD. Results: Median follow-up of 4,128 patients with median age of 70 (range, 43-88 years) was 7.3 years. Most patients had high-risk disease: cT3 to cT4 (54%) and Gleason scores (GS) of 7 (45%) and 8 to 10 (27%). Older age ({<=}70 vs. >70 years) predicted for decreased OS (10-year rate, 55% vs. 41%, respectively; p < 0.0001) and increased NPCD (10-year rate, 28% vs. 46%, respectively; p < 0.0001) but decreased metastasis (10-year rate, 27% vs. 20%, respectively; p < 0.0001) and PCSD (10-year rate, 18% vs. 14%, respectively; p < 0.0001). To account for competing risks, outcomes were analyzed in 2-year intervals, and age-dependent differences in metastasis and PCSD persisted, even in the earliest time periods. When adjusted for other covariates, an age of >70 years remained associated with decreased OS (hazard ratio [HR], 1.56 [95% confidence interval [CI], 1.43-1.70] p < 0.0001) but with decreased metastasis (HR, 0.72 [95% CI, 0.63-0.83] p < 0.0001) and PCSD (HR, 0.78 [95% CI, 0.66-0.92] p < 0.0001). Finally, the impact of the duration of androgen deprivation therapy as a function of age was evaluated. Conclusions: These data support less aggressive PCa in older men, independent of other clinical features. While the biological underpinning of this finding remains unknown, stratification by age in future trials appears to be warranted.

Hamstra, Daniel A., E-mail: dhamm@umich.edu [University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States); Bae, Kyounghwa [Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Pilepich, Miljenko V. [UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (United States); Hanks, Gerald E. [Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States); Grignon, David J. [Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana (United States); McGowan, David G. [Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada); Roach, Mack [UCSF, San Francisco, California (United States); Lawton, Colleen [Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States); Lee, R. Jeffrey [Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah (United States); Sandler, Howard [Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (United States)

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEAM 1 Drivers License.doc  

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I I Core Status: new users must complete 2 training sessions and pass a sample exchange exam to work independently during Core sessions (regular work hours). Flex Status: core users must complete 5 Core sessions and pass a driving test to work during Flex sessions (evening and weekend hours). All TEAM I scheduling must be coordinated through Peter Ercius at PErcius@lbl.gov. You may only be assigned two sessions per month. CORE LICENSE TEST Safety  Understand emergency shutdown procedure  Understand potential X-ray hazards of the modified instrument and shielding  Read and understand the Low Dose Machine Authorization document  Recognize high voltage hazards with the TEAM stage  Demonstrate handling of column valves  Point out where emergency contact numbers are posted

313

Overload protection circuit for output driver  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A protection circuit for preventing excessive power dissipation in an output transistor whose conduction path is connected between a power terminal and an output terminal. The protection circuit includes means for sensing the application of a turn on signal to the output transistor and the voltage at the output terminal. When the turn on signal is maintained for a period of time greater than a given period without the voltage at the output terminal reaching a predetermined value, the protection circuit decreases the turn on signal to, and the current conduction through, the output transistor.

Stewart, Roger G. (Neshanic Station, NJ)

1982-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

314

Biomass Burning: A Driver for Global Change!  

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Biomass burning includes the burning of the world''s vegetation---forests, savannas, and agricultural lands---to clear the land and change its use. Only in the past decade have researchers realized the important contributions of biomass burning to the ...

Levine J. S.; III W. R. Cofer; Jr D. R. Cahoon; Winstead E. L.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Sustainability : driver for decision making in infrastructure.  

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??With the growing importance of sustainability assessment in the construction industry, many green building rating schemes have been adopted in the building sector of Australia.… (more)

Leong, Siew Neng Franks

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

In the Driver's Seat: Rico and Education  

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The Rain in Cumulus over the Ocean (RICO) field campaign carried out a wide array of educational activities, including a major first in a field project—a complete mission, including research flights, planned and executed entirely by students. ...

Robert M. Rauber; Harry T. Ochs III; Marilé Colón-Robles; Anne Marie Hertel; Erin Riepe; Sarah Scalia; Eric Snodgrass; Bjorn Stevens; Jennifer Davison; Simona Bordoni; Brian Medeiros; Panu Trivej; Sabine Göke; Olga L. Mayol-Bracero; Humberto Caro-Gautier; Maylissa Deliz; Yarilis Méndez-Lopez; Flavia Morales-García; Diana L. Ortiz-Montalvo; David Rogers; Charles Knight; Jorgen Jensen; Paquita Zuidema; Shaunna Donaher; Virendra Ghate; Ieng Jo; Kristen Rasmussen; Efthymios Serpetzoglou; Sarah Bereznicki; Colleen Henry; Ela Grzeszczak; Michael Kruk; Jason Lowenstein; Judith Malley; Subhashree Mishra; Louise A. Nuijens; Dennis O'Donnell; Haiwei Shen; Michael Siedsma; Jennifer Small; Jonathan Zawislak

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Key Drivers Affecting the Outlook for Renewables  

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Source: EIA, Annual Energy Outlook 2013 Early Release, International Energy Outlook 2011 . ... AECO Germany - BEB Hub Netherlands - TTF Belgium - Zeebrugge

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SRS Salt Waste Processing Mission Technology Driver ...  

C. S. Weston, Savannah River Remediation LLC We do the right thing S A V A N N A H R I V E R S I T E A I K E N , S ...

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proton_driver_rev10.PDF  

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400 1000 Peak current (mA) 40 60 80 Pulse length (s) 25 80 200 H - per pulse 6.3 10 12 3 10 13 1 10 14 Average beam current (A) 15 72 240 Beam power (kW) 6 29 240...

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The Future Electricity Fuels Mix: Key Drivers  

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cogeneration . Howard Gruenspecht Electric Power, May 15, 2012 . 2010 . Examples of updated environmental retrofit costs . 10 . Howard ...

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321

Raman accumulator as a fusion laser driver  

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Apparatus for simultaneous laser pulse amplification and compression, using multiple pass Raman scattering in one Raman cell and pulse switchout from the optical cavity through use of a dichroic device associated with the Raman cell.

George, E.V.; Swingle, J.C.

1982-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

322

NETL: IEP - PM Emissions Control: Regulatory Drivers  

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Impact of PM2.5 NAAQS Regulations Visibility (Regional Haze) Opacity Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Primary Particulates Currently, coal-fired electric utility boilers built or...

323

Commercial Deployment Drivers for Biomass Gasification Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Biomass gasification-based power and combined heat and power (CHP) technologies have still not met their full potential despite several decades of research, development, and deployment. This report examines the technical, economic, and policy problems that have hindered the development of these technologies and describes a detailed parametric study of key economic and environmental performance variables for various biomass technologies in order to identify which factors are most important in planning new...

2009-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

324

Fundamental Drivers of Pacific Northwest Power Markets  

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­ Temperatures were warm across the entire West, which in turn shifted the load profile higher with the super, analysis, and data to power and gas traders in the western US and Canada. · Consulting: Advise developers, utilities, power marketers, investors, and others on wholesale electricity and natural gas markets. Experts

325

Transit and Contracts: What's Best for Drivers?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

been provided by private companies. During the second halfare provided by private companies working under contract tointernational private companies. All private operations in

Kim, Songju; Wachs, Martin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Hydraulic Cooling Tower Driver- The Innovation  

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One of the weaknesses of present day cooling tower drives are fan wrecks caused by shaft couplings breaking, gear box malfunctions due to inadequate lubrication, gear tooth wear, and inaccessibility for inspection and routine maintenance. The hydro-drive eliminates these items from the drive train and puts the same electric motor HP at ground level close coupled to a hydraulic pump, filters, and oil reservoir. Hydraulic lines bring oil pressure to the hydraulic motor, which is more than 75% less weight than comparable gear boxes and presents a smooth practically trouble free performance. In this three cell installation, the original 75 horsepower motors and 18’ diameter fans were cooling a total of 14,000 GPM which were CTI tested and 74.7% of capability. The upgrading and retrofit consisted of installing at ground level 100 horse power motors, 22’ diameter fans, 14’ high velocity recovery fan cylinders, “V” PVC splash bars, and high efficiency cellular drift eliminators. Testing after completion indicated a 92% tower now circulating 21,000 GPM instead of the original 14,000.

Dickerson, J. A.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Computing with RFID: Drivers, Technology and Implications  

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) specification. This symbol can be read into a computer system using a (portable or fixed) low power laser and Information Systems Birkbeck College, University of London Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX Abstract Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3.5 The GS1 System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4 Supply Chain

Roussos, George

328

Raman accumulator as a fusion laser driver  

SciTech Connect

Apparatus for simultaneous laser pulse amplification and compression, using multiple pass Raman scattering in one Raman cell and pulse switchout from the optical cavity through use of a dichroic device associated with the Raman cell.

George, E. Victor (Livermore, CA); Swingle, James C. (Livermore, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Alternative Fuel Driver Training Companion Manual  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Training manual serves as a companion to alternative fuel training presentations on the fueling and use of vehicles that run on compressed natural gas, biodiesel, E85, and propane.

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2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Involved in  

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

Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Involved in the Selection of Subcontractors for NEUP Research and Development Funds Conflict-of-Interest/Non-Disclosure Certificate For Reviewers Involved in the Selection of Subcontractors for NEUP Research and Development Funds The Department of Energy has a policy that individuals with a conflict of interest cannot participate in the technical review of procurement proposals. This certification must be completed by individuals prior to their participation in the pre-application and/or proposal review processes. 1. I will not participate in the review of any pre-application or proposal involving a particular matter that would have a direct and predictable effect on any person, company or organization with which I have a

331

The Community Environmental Monitoring Program: Reducing Public Perception of Risk through Stakeholder Involvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) has promoted stakeholder involvement, awareness, and understanding of radiological surveillance in communities surrounding the Nevada Test Site (NTS) since 1981. It involves stakeholders in the operation, data collection, and dissemination of information obtained from a network of 29 stations across a wide area of Nevada, Utah and California. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration’s Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) and administered by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Integration of a near real-time communications system, a public web site, training workshops for involved stakeholders, and educational programs all help to alleviate public perception of risk of health effects from past activities conducted at the NTS.

William T. Hartwell

2007-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

332

Proposed Tenaska Washington II Generation Project : Final Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 2: Public Involvement.  

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In regard to the proposed Tenaska Washington II Generation Project, the goal of the Bonneville Power Administration`s (BPA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public involvement process is to determine the issues to be examined and pertinent analyses to be conducted and to solicit comments on the content and quality of information presented in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Comments and questions are solicited from the public and government agencies during the scoping process and during the comment period and public hearing on the DEIS, to find out what is of most concern to them. The end product of the public involvement process is the Comment Report which follows in part of this volume on Public Involvement.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Utility/Industry Partnerships Involving Distributed Generation Technologies in Evolving Electricity Markets  

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Electricity markets in the United States are undergoing unprecedented structural changes as a result of the confluence of regulatory, competitive, and technological forces. This paper will introduce the role of distributed generation technologies in evolving electric markets and will review both current and emerging distributed generation technologies aimed at retail industrial, commercial and residential markets. This paper will draw upon several Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) and member utility case studies involving the assessment of distributed generation in premium power service, standby power and industrial cogeneration applications. In addition, EPRI products and services which can help evaluate energy service options involving distributed generation will also be briefly reviewed.

Rastler, D. M.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Stratigraphic and structural framework of ellesmerian and older sequences in Sadlerochit and Shublik Mountains, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), northeastern Alaska  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Detailed geological mapping (1:25,000 scale) and stratigraphic reconstructions in the Sadlerochit and Shublik Mountains of northeastern Alaska, immediately south of the ANWR coastal plain, indicate a compressive structural province dominated by major thrust-ramp-related anticlinal uplifts. The Katakturuk Dolomite, a Proterozoic sequence, has been subdivided into 15 lithostratigraphic units that can be traced the entire length of both the Sadlerochit and Shublik Mountains. Overlying the Katakturuk Dolomite in these ranges in the Middle Devonian to Cambrian or older Nanook Limestone. In the Early Mississippian a major erosional event produced the pre-Mississippian unconformity upon which a Mississippian through Triassic sequence was deposited: Kayak Shale; Lisburne Group carbonates; and Sadlerochit Group clastic rocks. In the northern Sadlerochit Mountains, basal units of the Mississippian Alapah Limestone lie on the pre-Mississippian unconformity with no intervening Kayak Shale. The basal Alapah contains lithologies derived from the rock units on which it rests, indicating that the contact between the Alapah and the underlying units is depositional.

Robinson, M.S.; Decker, J.; Clough, J.G.; Dillon, J.T.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Stratigraphic and structural framework of Ellesmerian and older sequences in Sadlerochit and Shublik Mountains, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), northeastern Alaska  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Detailed geological mapping (1:25,000 scale) and stratigraphic reconstructions in the Sadlerochit and Shublik Mountains of northeastern Alaska, immediately south of the ANWR coastal plain, indicate a compressive structural province dominated by major thrust-ramp-related anticlinal uplifts. The Katakturuk Dolomite, a Proterozoic sequence, has been subdivided into 15 lithostratigraphic units that can be traced the entire length of both the Sadlerochit and Shublik Mountains. Overlying the Katakturuk Dolomite in these ranges is the Middle Devonian to Cambrian or older Nanook Limestone. In the Early Mississippian a major erosional event produced the pre-Mississippian unconformity upon which a Mississippian through Triassic sequence was deposited: (A) Kayak Shale; (B) Lisburne Group carbonates; and (C) Sadlerochit Group clastic rocks. In the northern Sadlerochit Mountains, basal units of the Mississippian Alapah Limestone lie on the pre-Mississippian unconformity with no intervening Kayak Shale. The basal Alapah contains lithologies derived from the rocks units on which it rests, indicating that the contact between the Alapah and the underlying units is depositional. A regional decollement, localized along the pre-Mississippian unconformity in the Kayak Shale, is not a significant detachment surface north of the Shublik Mountains because the Kayak Shale is depositionally discontinuous and thin in the Sadlerochit Mountains.

Robinson, M.S.; Decker, J.; Clough, J.G.; Dillon, J.T.; Wallace, W.K.; Crowder, K.; Watts, K. (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks (USA))

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

A Model of the Internal Feedback System Involved in Late Quaternary Climatic Variations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because of the small net rates of energy flow involved in very long-term changes in ice mass (10?1 W m?2) it will be impossible to proceed in a purely deductive manner to develop a theory for these changes. An inductive approach will be necessary-...

Barry Saltzman; Alfonso Sutera

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Simulation study of an FES-Involved control strategy for lower limb rehabilitation robot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a functional electrical stimulation (FES)-involved control strategy for self-made exoskeleton lower limb rehabilitation robot for the training purpose of paraplegic patients caused by spinal cord injury (SCI) or stroke. Two muscles ... Keywords: FES, muscle model, rehabilitation robot, torque control

Yixiong Chen; Jin Hu; Feng Zhang; Zengguang Hou

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION DECLARATION OF HELSINKI Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION DECLARATION OF HELSINKI Ethical Principles for Medical Research, October 2008 A. INTRODUCTION 1. The World Medical Association (WMA) has developed the Declaration of Helsinki as a statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, including

Pfeifer, Holger

339

On the theory of energy distributions of products of molecular beam reactions involving transient complexes*  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

On the theory of energy distributions of products of molecular beam reactions involving transient October 1974) Theoretical energy distributions of reaction products in molecular beam systems for the energy distributions of the products when 1 > j and j > l. I. INTRODUCTION In recent years illuminating

Marcus, Rudolph A.

340

Chemical Spills In the event of a spill involving hazardous chemicals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Chemical Spills In the event of a spill involving hazardous chemicals: 1. Keep a safe distance from. From a safe distance, try to gather as much information on the spilled chemical as possible. If the chemical name can be found, look up its MSDS and determine the PPE required. If the chemical is very

de Lijser, Peter

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341

Water Resource Management and Hydropower: Guidebook for Collaboration and Public Involvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Guidebook provides processes and tools to help hydropower operators develop improved communications and "early and often" involvement with stakeholders. These processes can help identify and activate public support for hydro and ultimately avoid unnecessary loss of hydro generation and other limitations on hydro during relicensing.

1996-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

342

Parabolic equation solution of seismo-acoustics problems involving variations in bathymetry and sediment thickness  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Parabolic equation solution of seismo-acoustics problems involving variations in bathymetry September 2007; accepted 27 September 2007 Recent improvements in the parabolic equation method are combined to extend this approach to a larger class of seismo-acoustics problems. The variable rotated parabolic

343

Emergency Action Plan For incidents involving hazardous materials, fires, explosions, or natural gas  

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-492-6025. For Non-Emergency Fire and Natural Gas Questions call the CU Fire Marshall @ 303-492-4042. AdditionalEmergency Action Plan For incidents involving hazardous materials, fires, explosions, or natural gas leaks, the following actions should be taken: 1) Life Safety First 2) Evacuate Immediate Area 3

Colorado at Boulder, University of

344

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the probability of an older driver' s decision to drive and the average number of miles driven per year. However, that was not the case for estimating crash risk. Data were...

345

The Savannah River Site's liquid radioactive waste operations involves the man  

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Site's liquid radioactive waste operations involves the management of space in the Site's Site's liquid radioactive waste operations involves the management of space in the Site's 49 underground waste tanks, including the removal of waste materials. Once water is removed from the waste tanks, two materials remain: salt and sludge waste. Removing salt waste, which fills approximately 90 percent of the tank space in the SRS tank farms, is a major step toward closing the Site's waste tanks that currently contain approximately 38 million gallons of waste. Due to the limited amount of tank space available in new-style tanks, some salt waste must be dispositioned in the interim to ensure sufficient tank space for continued sludge washing and to support the initial start-up and salt processing operations at the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF).

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is actively involved in leading the  

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

(DOE) is actively involved in leading the (DOE) is actively involved in leading the development of advanced applications and tools to more effectively operate the electricity delivery system by enabling advanced analysis, visualization, monitoring and alarming, and decision support capabilities for grid operators. These applications use-and greatly increase the value of-data coming from high-resolution electrical measuring devices known as phasor measurement units (PMUs), whose deployment is being facilitated by the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative. The advanced applications research and development activities of DOE and its industry partners are a key component of the success of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) programs. By the time the ARRA projects are completed in 2014, several of these applications are expected to be fully

347

Report on electrocutions, electric shock, and electric burn injuries involving consumer products. final report  

SciTech Connect

This report provides direction to a project to reduce the number of electrocution, electric shock and electric burn injuries. The first section uses CPSC data to rank the consumer products involved in these accidents on the basis of frequency, severity, and number of products in use. It also analyzes demographic and accident characteristics. The second section contains a technical review of accidents occurring in eight product groups: Portable Power Tools; Welders, Battery Chargers and Inverters; Personal Hygiene Products; Entertainment Products; Lawn and Garden Tools; Installed Stoves, Ranges and Cook Tops; Refrigerators and Freezers; and Fans. This section also includes a review of the relevant Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards and suggestions for potential action to reduce the accidents involving these eight product groups.

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1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Mitigation of Human Operational Errors Involving Control, Relay, and Auxiliary Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the objectives and current status of a research effort related to human operational errors involving control, relay, and auxiliary equipment. This research is conducted by the Switching Safety and Reliability Project of EPRI's Substations Program. The report describes the data collection process for three ongoing studies on the above-named subject, and preliminary findings based on data collected from participating utilities by the end of November 2005. The project is expected to be...

2005-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

349

Parametric completely generalized mixed implicit quasi-variational inclusions involving h-maximal monotone mappings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new class of parametric completely generalized mixed implicit quasi-variational inclusions involving h-maximal monotone mappings is introduced. By applying resolvent operator technique of h-maximal monotone mapping and the property of fixed point set ... Keywords: 47H05, 47J20, 47J25, 49J40, 49J53, Parametric completely generalized mixed implicit quasi-variational inclusion, Resolvent operator, Sensitivity analysis, h-maximal monotone mapping

Xie Ping Ding

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Stakeholder involvement and public outreach at two Department of Energy sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Outreach efforts at two U.S. Department of Energy sites (i.e., the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington and Pantex Plant in the Texas panhandle) have involved a broad spectrum of communications media, including technical presentations and articles, information brochures and fact sheets, video productions; interactive exhibits; presentations at civic and other public meetings; and proactive interactions with the news media, regulators and concerned citizens. In addition, representatives of local communities operate offsite environmental monitoring stations and Native Americans are involved in studying cultural resources, fisheries, and other issues at Hanford, and a program to obtain environmental samples from neighbors property is underway at Pantex. All major environmental programs (e.g., the reconstruction of past radiological doses to offsite human populations at Hanford) are conducted with open public participation, the Pantex Plant has opened an Information office in Amarillo, Texas, and both sites now have Citizen`s Advisory Boards. This presentation describes Hanford and Pantex public outreach and involvement efforts, our successes and failures, and the lessons learned.

Gray, R.H. [Battelle Pantex, Amarillo, TX (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

A review of two recent occurrences at the Advanced Test Reactor involving subcontractor activities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the results of a brief, unofficial investigation into two incidents at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) facility, reported on October 25 and 31, 1997. The first event was an unanticipated breach of confinement. The second involved reactor operation with an inoperable seismic scram subsystem, violating the reactor`s Technical Specifications. These two incidents have been found to be unrelated. A third event that occurred on December 16, 1996, is also discussed because of its similarities to the first event listed above. Both of these incidents were unanticipated breaches of confinement, and both involved the work of construction subcontractor personnel. The cause for the subcontractor related occurrences is a work control process that fails to effectively interface with LMITCO management. ATR Construction Project managers work sufficient close with construction subcontractor personnel to understand planned day-to-day activities. They also have sufficient training and understanding of reactor operations to ensure adherence to applicable administrative requirements. However, they may not be sufficiently involved in the work authorization and control process to bridge an apparent communications gap between subcontractor employees and Facility Operations/functional support personnel for work inside the reactor facility. The cause for the inoperable seismic scram switch (resulting from a disconnected lead) is still under investigation. It does not appear to be subcontractor related.

Dahlke, H.J.; Jensen, N.C.; Vail, J.A.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Using best available scientific information in assessing the involvement of energy industries at Superfund sites  

SciTech Connect

The US Congress is currently reauthorizing the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund). Enacted in 1980, CERCLA has been criticized for its costly and time-consuming requirements, unfairness, need for better scientific information, and lack of progress in reducing health and environmental risks. This paper describes the development of a database of energy-industry involvement at Superfund sites, using the best available scientific information. It illustrates the difficulties in reporting, compiling, and assessing data as currently managed under CERCLA. It also presents analytical results, indicating the number of sites at which there has been energy-industry involvement (roughly one-fourth to one-third of all Superfund sites), and for these sites, the numbers of energy companies that are potentially responsible parties (about 500 individual companies), the estimated cleanup costs (an average of $18 million per site), and the volumetric shares of hazardous waste contributed by energy companies (up to one-third of the volume at sites with energy-industry involvement). Such results provide a basis for evaluating impacts of Superfund changes on energy companies.

Elcock, D.; Puder, M.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ABSTRACT: The Community Environmental Monitoring Program: Reducing Public Perception of Risk Through Stakeholder Involvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Between 1951 and 1992, 928 nuclear tests were conducted at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), including 100 atmospheric and 828 underground tests. Initial public reaction to the tests was largely supportive, but by the late 1950s this began to change, largely as a result of fear of the potential for adverse health effects to be caused by exposure to ionizing radiation resulting from the tests. The nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island in 1979 served to heighten these fears, as well as foster a general distrust of the federal agencies involved and low public confidence in monitoring results. Modeled after a similar program that involved the public in monitoring activities around the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, the Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) has promoted stakeholder involvement, awareness, and understanding of radiological surveillance in communities surrounding the NTS since 1981. It involves stakeholders in the operation, data collection, and dissemination of information obtained from a network of 29 stations across a wide area of Nevada, Utah, and California. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) and administered by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Since assuming administration of the program in 2000, DRI has accomplished significant enhancements to the network's data collection and transmission capabilities. A robust datalogging and communications system allows for the near real-time transmission of data to a platform maintained by DRI's Western Regional Climate Center, where the data are uploaded and displayed on a publicly accessible web site (http://cemp.dri.edu/). Additionally, the CEMP can serve as part of an emergency response network in the event of an unplanned radiological release from the NTS, and also provides an excellent platform for testing new environmental sensor technologies. Finally, the CEMP provides training workshops for involved stakeholders, and educational programs, which help to alleviate public perception of risk of health effects from past activities conducted at the NTS.

T. Hartwell

2007-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

354

US Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations Environmental Management Public Involvement Plan for the Oak Ridge Reservation  

SciTech Connect

This document was prepared in accordance with CERCLA requirements for writing community relations plans. It includes information on how the DOE Oak Ridge Operations Office prepares and executes Environmental Management Community relations activities. It is divided into three sections: the public involvement plan, public involvement in Oak Ridge, and public involvement in 1995. Four appendices are also included: environmental management in Oak Ridge; community and regional overview; key laws, agreements, and policy; and principal contacts.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

LOFAR-UK White Paper: A Science case for UK involvement in LOFAR  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LOFAR, the Low-Frequency Array, is a next-generation software-driven radio telescope operating between 30 and 240MHz, currently under construction by ASTRON in the Netherlands. This low frequency radio band is one of the few largely unexplored regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The sensitivity and angular resolution offered by LOFAR will be two to three orders of magnitude better than existing telescopes, and as such it will open up this new window on the Universe. LOFAR will impact on a broad range of astrophysics, from cosmology to solar system studies. There is growing European involvement in LOFAR, driven by the need to add stations far from the main core in order to improve angular resolution. LOFAR-UK is a project aimed at cementing UK participation in LOFAR via the operation of four stations within the UK. LOFAR-UK ground stations will allow LOFAR observations to reach sub-arcsecond scales at the highest frequencies, and as a result will also improve the (confusion-limited) sensitivity limit of the telescope for deep surveys. LOFAR-UK will achieve involvement for UK astronomers in a world-leading science facility operating in the immediate future. It will allow the UK to build up important scientific and technical expertise in `next generation' radio astronomy in preparation for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and will play an important role in broadening the UK community that has an interest in radio astronomy. This White Paper outlines the strategic importance to the UK astronomy community of gaining involvement in the LOFAR project, the scientific interests of UK researchers in using the telescope, and the technical challenges that will need to be overcome [abridged].

P. N. Best; the LOFAR-UK Consortium

2008-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

356

Report on a workshop on transportation-accident scenarios involving spent fuel  

SciTech Connect

Much confusion and skepticism resulted from the scenarios for transportation accidents involving spent fuel that have been presented in environmental impact statements because the supporting assumptions and conclusions from the scenarios did not always appear to be consistent. As a result, the Transportation Technology Center gathered a group whose participants were experts in disciplines related to the transport of spent fuel to consider the scenarios. The group made a number of recommendations about scenario development and about areas in need of further study. This report documents the discussions held and the recommendations and conclusions of the group.

Wilmot, E.L.; McClure, J.D.; Luna, R.E.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

The community environmental monitoring program: a model for stakeholder involvement in environmental monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since 1981, the Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) has involved stakeholders directly in its daily operation and data collection, as well as in dissemination of information on radiological surveillance in communities surrounding the Nevada Test Site (NTS), the primary location where the United States (US) conducted nuclear testing until 1992. The CEMP is funded by the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, and is administered by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The CEMP provides training workshops for stakeholders involved in the program, and educational outreach to address public concerns about health risk and environmental impacts from past and ongoing NTS activities. The network includes 29 monitoring stations located across an approximately 160,000 km{sup 2} area of Nevada, Utah and California in the southwestern US. The principal radiological instruments are pressurized ion chambers for measuring gamma radiation, and particulate air samplers, primarily for alpha/beta detection. Stations also employ a full suite of meteorological instruments, allowing for improved interpretation of the effects of meteorological events on background radiation levels. Station sensors are wired to state-of-the-art data-loggers that are capable of several weeks of on-site data storage, and that work in tandem with a communications system that integrates DSL and wireless internet, land line and cellular phone, and satellite technologies for data transfer. Data are managed through a platform maintained by the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) that DRI operates for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The WRCC platform allows for near real-time upload and display of current monitoring information in tabular and graphical formats on a public web site. Archival data for each station are also available on-line, providing the ability to perform trending analyses or calculate site-specific exposure rates. This configuration also allows for remote programming and troubleshooting of sensors. Involvement of stakeholders in the monitoring process provides a number of benefits, including increased public confidence in monitoring results, as well as decreasing costs by more than 50 percent from when the program was managed entirely by U.S. federal employees. Additionally, the CEMP provides an ideal platform for testing new environmental sensors. (authors)

Hartwell, William T. [Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada (United States); Shafer, David S. [Division of Hydrological Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural Snapshots of Tankyrase, a Protein Involved in a Rare Genetic  

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The Road to Ultrahigh-Resolution X-ray Spectrometers The Road to Ultrahigh-Resolution X-ray Spectrometers How Atoms Behave: Characteristics of Microstructural Avalanches Iodate Refuses to Intimidate Creating the Heart of a Planet in the Heart of a Gem How a Powerful Antibody Neutralizes HIV Science Highlights Archives: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Structural Snapshots of Tankyrase, a Protein Involved in a Rare Genetic Disorder and Potential Cancer Target DECEMBER 15, 2011 Bookmark and Share Tankyrase binding motifs derived from various Tankyrase substrates employ a common mode for Tankyrase binding. A discovery made with the help of x-rays from the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory provides researchers with a greater

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The value of adding regional to local stakeholder involvement in evaluating the acceptability of innovative technologies  

SciTech Connect

Technology is urgently needed to clean up contamination by volatile organic compounds at United States Department of Energy (DOE) sites. In many cases, however, existing technology is too slow, inefficient, or expensive. The record of technology development is, in some cases, similarly disappointing. Remediation technologies developed at great expense and evaluated piecemeal over long periods have not been deployed because, in the end, the public judged them ineffective or unacceptable. The need for successful methods of remediation is too great and resources too limited to continue with ineffective technology evaluation. In order to make good decisions about which technologies to deploy, remedial project managers need to know stakeholders` requirements for the performance of proposed technologies. Expanding stakeholder involvement regionally identifies the concerns of a broad range of stakeholders at and DOE sites throughout the West -- issues that must be taken into account if technologies are to be accepted for wide deployment.

Peterson, T.S.; McCabe, G. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Niesen, K.; Serie, P. [Environmental Issues Management, Inc., Seattle, WA (United States)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Involvement of calcium-sensing receptor in ischemia/reperfusion-induced apoptosis in rat cardiomyocytes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The calcium-sensing receptor (CaR) is a seven-transmembrane G-protein coupled receptor, which activates intracellular effectors, for example, it causes inositol phosphate (IP) accumulation to increase the release of intracellular calcium. Although intracellular calcium overload has been implicated in the cardiac ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced apoptosis, the role of CaR in the induction of apoptosis has not been fully understood. This study tested the hypothesis that CaR is involved in I/R cardiomyocyte apoptosis by increasing [Ca{sup 2+}]{sub i}. The isolated rat hearts were subjected to 40-min ischemia followed by 2 h of reperfusion, meanwhile GdCl{sub 3} was added to reperfusion solution. The expression of CaR increased at the exposure to GdCl{sub 3} during I/R. By laser confocal microscopy, it was observed that the intracellular calcium was significantly increased and exhibited a collapsed {delta}{psi} {sub m}, as monitored by 5,5',6,6'-tetrachloro-1,1',3,3'- tetraethylbenzimidazolcarbocyanine iodide (JC-1) during reperfusion with GdCl{sub 3}. Furthermore, the number of apoptotic cells was significantly increased as shown by TUNEL assay. Typical apoptotic cells were observed with transmission electron microscopy in I/R with GdCl{sub 3} but not in the control group. The expression of cytosolic cytochrome c and activated caspase-9 and caspase-3 was significantly increased whereas the expression of mitochondrial cytochrome c significantly decreased in I/R with GdCl{sub 3} in comparison to the control. In conclusion, these results suggest that CaR is involved in the induction of cardiomyocyte apoptosis during ischemia/reperfusion through activation of cytochrome c-caspase-3 signaling pathway.

Zhang Weihua [Department of Pathophysiology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China); Fu Songbin [Department of Genetics, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China); Bio-pharmaceutical Key Laboratory of Heilongjiang Province, Harbin 150086 (China); Lu Fanghao [Department of Pathophysiology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China)]. E-mail: lufanghao1973@yahoo.com.cn; Wu Bo [Department of Pathophysiology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China); Gong Dongmei [Department of Pharmacology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China); Pan, Zhen-wei [Department of Pharmacology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China); Lv Yanjie [Department of Pharmacology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China); Zhao Yajun [Department of Pathophysiology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China); Li Quanfeng [Department of Pathophysiology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China); Wang Rui [Department of Pathophysiology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China); Department of Biology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ont., P7B5E1 (Canada); Yang Baofeng [Department of Pharmacology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China); Bio-pharmaceutical Key Laboratory of Heilongjiang Province, Harbin 150086 (China); Xu Changqing [Department of Pathophysiology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150086 (China) and Bio-pharmaceutical Key Laboratory of Heilongjiang Province, Harbin 150086 (China)]. E-mail: xucq@163.com

2006-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization to the Characterization of Reactions Involving Large Molecules  

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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is one of the most important analytical tools for organic and biological chemistry. It provides not only detailed information on the structure of small molecules and macromolecules, but also on molecular interactions. Because of the inherent low sensitivity of NMR, a long signal averaging time or a high spin concentration is often required. A variety of methods have been explored to improve the sensitivity of NMR. Especially, large signal gains can be obtained by hyperpolarization of the nuclear spins. NMR signals of hyperpolarized samples are enhanced by several orders of magnitude. Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (D-DNP) is a versatile technique capable of polarizing many different nuclei in the solid state, and subsequently providing a hyperpolarized liquid sample following a dissolution step. The resulting signal enhancement has made it possible to obtain detailed information in research fields as varied as metabolic imaging or enzyme catalysis. This dissertation aims to extend the applicability of D-DNP into new areas of chemistry, which involve the characterization of interactions and reactions involving large molecules. In a first project, fluorine hyperpolarization is exploited to investigate protein-ligand interactions. The enhancement of 19F signal allows for the detection of submicromolar concentrations of fluorinated ligands in the strong-, intermediate-, and weak-binding regimes. Several NMR parameters are utilized to observe ligand binding to the macromolecule, and to determine dissociation constants. In a second project, competitive binding of ligands to the same binding pocket on a protein is investigated. Here, polarization flows from a first ligand hyperpolarized on protons to the protein, and then to the second ligand. The buildup in function of time of the signals due to this relayed nuclear Overhauser effect contains structural information on the binding epitope. In a third project, the aim is to directly detect a larger molecule, a polymer, which has been synthesized starting from hyperpolarized monomers. Using DNP, single scan observation of 13C, a common nucleus with large chemical shift dispersion, is possible. Time resolved 13C NMR spectroscopy in combination with kinetic models permits the description of polymerization reaction of the living anionic polymerization of styrene. In summary, several approaches have been investigated for utilizing a large hyperpolarization initially produced on small molecules, for the benefit of characterizing properties of macromolecules. These developments extend the capabilities of D-DNP and demonstrate the potential for leading to new applications in fields as diverse as drug discovery and polymer science.

Lee, Youngbok

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Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors With Involved Surgical Margins: Prognostic Factors and the Role of Adjuvant Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET) are rare neoplasms associated with poor outcomes without resection, and involved surgical margins are associated with a worse prognosis. The role of adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) in these patients has not been characterized. Methods and Materials: We retrospectively evaluated 46 consecutive patients with positive or close (<1 mm) margins after pNET resection, treated from 1983 to 2010, 16 of whom received adjuvant RT. Median RT dose was 50.4 Gy in 1.8-Gy fractions; half the patients received concurrent chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil or capecitabine. No patients received adjuvant chemotherapy. Cox multivariate analysis (MVA) was used to analyze factors associated with overall survival (OS). Results: Median age at diagnosis was 56 years, and 52% of patients were female. Median tumor size was 38 mm, 57% of patients were node-positive, and 11% had a resected solitary liver metastasis. Patients who received RT were more likely to have larger tumors (median, 54 mm vs. 30 mm, respectively, p = 0.002) and node positivity (81% vs. 33%, respectively, p = 0.002) than those not receiving RT. Median follow-up was 39 months. Actuarial 5-year OS was 62% (95% confidence interval [CI], 41%-77%). In the group that did not receive RT, 3 patients (10%) experienced local recurrence (LR) and 5 patients (18%) developed new distant metastases, while in the RT group, 1 patient (6%) experienced LR and 5 patients (38%) developed distant metastases. Of all recurrences, 29% were LR. On MVA, male gender (adjusted hazard ratio [AHR] = 3.81; 95% CI, 1.21-11.92; p = 0.02) and increasing tumor size (AHR = 1.02; 95% CI, 1.01-1.04; p = 0.007) were associated with decreased OS. Conclusions: Long-term survival is common among patients with involved-margin pNET. Despite significantly worse pathologic features among patients receiving adjuvant RT, rates of LR between groups were similar, suggesting that RT might aid local control, and merits further evaluation.

Arvold, Nils D. [Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Willett, Christopher G. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Fernandez-del Castillo, Carlos [Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Ryan, David P. [Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Ferrone, Cristina R. [Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Clark, Jeffrey W.; Blaszkowsky, Lawrence S. [Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Deshpande, Vikram [Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Niemierko, Andrzej [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Allen, Jill N.; Kwak, Eunice L.; Wadlow, Raymond C.; Zhu, Andrew X. [Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Warshaw, Andrew L. [Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Hong, Theodore S., E-mail: Tshong1@partners.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease After Involved Node Radiotherapy Versus Mantle Field for Hodgkin Lymphoma  

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Purpose: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors are known to have increased cardiac mortality and morbidity. The risk of developing cardiovascular disease after involved node radiotherapy (INRT) is currently unresolved, inasmuch as present clinical data are derived from patients treated with the outdated mantle field (MF) technique. Methods and Materials: We included all adolescents and young adults with supradiaphragmatic, clinical Stage I-II HL treated at our institution from 2006 to 2010 (29 patients). All patients were treated with chemotherapy and INRT to 30 to 36 Gy. We then simulated a MF plan for each patient with a prescribed dose of 36 Gy. A logistic dose-response curve for the 25-year absolute excess risk of cardiovascular disease was derived and applied to each patient using the individual dose-volume histograms. Results: The mean doses to the heart, four heart valves, and coronary arteries were significantly lower for INRT than for MF treatment. However, the range in doses with INRT treatment was substantial, and for a subgroup of patients, with lymphoma below the fourth thoracic vertebrae, we estimated a 25-year absolute excess risk of any cardiac event of as much as 5.1%. Conclusions: Our study demonstrates a potential for individualizing treatment by selecting the patients for whom INRT provides sufficient cardiac protection for current technology; and a subgroup of patients, who still receive high cardiac doses, who would benefit from more advanced radiation technique.

Maraldo, Maja V., E-mail: dra.maraldo@gmail.com [Department of Radiation Oncology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen (Denmark); Brodin, Nils Patrik; Vogelius, Ivan R.; Aznar, Marianne C.; Munck af Rosenschoeld, Per; Petersen, Peter M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen (Denmark); Specht, Lena [Department of Radiation Oncology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen (Denmark); Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (Denmark)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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From public participation to stakeholder involvement: The rocky road to more inclusiveness  

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Surviving always at the edge of extinction, public participation in environmental decision making has an uncertain and problematic history. From its emergence from the urban planning and delivery system efforts of the 1960s to many siting and non-siting uses today, it remains a battleground, with few successes and many failures. While some compelling structural, organizational and cultural explanations for this state of affairs exist, the author offers a further one--a too-limited definition and vision of public participation. One then can argue for a more inclusive process such as stakeholder involvement (SI) to enable a more viable approach to decision making. One can argue that the narrow conceptualization offered in the term public participation (PP) is partly responsible for the meager results of decades of efforts by earnest practitioners. Because of the limited, unique, and self-selected publics that respond to the major PP mechanisms such as public hearings, PP has become largely the province of organized activist groups and is largely accepted as such by most parties, including PP professionals. The author reviews the roles of Congress, federal agencies/proponents, local governments, activist groups and PP professionals in creating the current limited PP processes. She discusses trends and prospects for moving to broader based, more inclusive SI approaches. The emerging SI approach presents major methodological and organizational challenges, but offers the promise of outcomes more likely to be legitimated and potentially more lasting.

Peelle, E.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TopBP1 associates with NBS1 and is involved in homologous recombination repair  

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TopBP1 is involved in DNA replication and DNA damage checkpoint. Recent studies have demonstrated that TopBP1 is a direct positive effecter of ATR. However, it is not known how TopBP1 recognizes damaged DNA. Here, we show that TopBP1 formed nuclear foci after exposure to ionizing radiation, but such TopBP1 foci were abolished in Nijmegen breakage syndrome cells. We also show that TopBP1 physically associated with NBS1 in vivo. These results suggested that NBS1 might regulate TopBP1 recruitment to the sites of DNA damage. TopBP1-depleted cells showed hypersensitivity to Mitomycin C and ionizing radiation, an increased frequency of sister-chromatid exchange level, and a reduced frequency of DNA double-strand break induced homologous recombination repair. Together, these results suggested that TopBP1 might be a mediator of DNA damage signaling from NBS1 to ATR and promote homologous recombination repair.

Morishima, Ken-ichi [Department of Radiation Biology, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8553 (Japan); Sakamoto, Shuichi; Kobayashi, Junya [Department of Genome Dynamics, Radiation Biology Center, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan); Izumi, Hideki; Suda, Tetsuji; Matsumoto, Yoshiyuki [Department of Radiation Biology, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8553 (Japan); Tauchi, Hiroshi [Department of Environmental Sciences, Ibaraki University, Mito, Ibaraki 310-8512 (Japan); Ide, Hiroshi [Department of Mathematical and Life Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8562 (Japan); Komatsu, Kenshi [Department of Genome Dynamics, Radiation Biology Center, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan); Matsuura, Shinya [Department of Radiation Biology, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8553 (Japan)], E-mail: shinya@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

2007-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Endovascular Treatment of Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Lesions With or Without Common Iliac Artery Involvement  

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To evaluate the results of stent placement for obstructive atherosclerotic aortic disease with or without involvement of the common iliac artery. Forty patients had self-expanding stents primarily or after balloon dilatation in the abdominal aorta between January 2005 and May 2011. All patients had trouble walking. Follow-up examinations were performed with clinical visits; these included color Doppler ultrasonography and computed tomographic angiography. Technical, clinical, and hemodynamic success was achieved in all patients. None of the patients underwent reintervention during the follow-up period, which ranged from 3 months to 6 years (median 24 months). Nine complications occurred in six patients. Of the nine complications, four were distal thromboembolisms, which were successfully treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis or anticoagulation therapy. Endovascular treatment of the obstructive aortic disease using self-expanding stents was safe and effective, with high technical success and long-term patency. Thromboembolic complications were high even though direct stenting was considered protective for thromboembolism formation. Particularly for infrarenal aortic stenosis, it can be recommended as the first-line treatment option for patients with obstructive atherosclerotic aortic disease.

Oender, Hakan, E-mail: drhakanonder@hotmail.com [Dicle University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Dicle University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Oguzkurt, Levent [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Guer, Serkan [Sifa University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Sifa University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Tekbas, Gueven [Dicle University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Dicle University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Guerel, Kamil [Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Coskun, Isa [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Turkey)] [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Turkey); Oezkan, Ugur [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)] [Baskent University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology (Turkey)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase 1 involvement for potential stakeholders of the VOC-Arid Integrated Demonstration  

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This report describes Phase I of a three-phased study to support evaluation of new cleanup technologies for federal facilities. It directly supports the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)-Arid Site Integrated Demonstration (VOC-Arid ID) being conducted at the Hanford Site. The purpose of the activity is to develop and demonstrate new technologies for cleaning up carbon tetrachloride and other VOCs in soils and groundwater. The institutional assessment task of the VOC-Arid ID, which is being performed by Battelle Seattle Research Center, is assessing regulatory and public acceptability of new technologies. Phase I focuses on gathering Hanford stakeholder input on how to evaluate technologies. Phase II will involve stakeholders applying the technology evaluation criteria to actual demonstration technologies. In Phase III, the task will evaluate stakeholder acceptability of innovative technologies at other DOE candidate sites. Only if a technology performs effectively during demonstration, and is accepted by the regulatory community and the public, can it be recommended for deployment. Phase I consisted of a series of stakeholder interviews and two stakeholder workshops, both designed to receive input about the criteria to be used to evaluate innovative technologies.

McCabe, G.H. [Battelle Seattle Research Center, WA (United States)

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LOFAR-UK White Paper: A Science case for UK involvement in LOFAR  

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LOFAR, the Low-Frequency Array, is a next-generation software-driven radio telescope operating between 30 and 240MHz, currently under construction by ASTRON in the Netherlands. This low frequency radio band is one of the few largely unexplored regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The sensitivity and angular resolution offered by LOFAR will be two to three orders of magnitude better than existing telescopes, and as such it will open up this new window on the Universe. LOFAR will impact on a broad range of astrophysics, from cosmology to solar system studies. There is growing European involvement in LOFAR, driven by the need to add stations far from the main core in order to improve angular resolution. LOFAR-UK is a project aimed at cementing UK participation in LOFAR via the operation of four stations within the UK. LOFAR-UK ground stations will allow LOFAR observations to reach sub-arcsecond scales at the highest frequencies, and as a result will also improve the (confusion-limited) sensitivity limit of t...

Best, P N

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Prognostic Value of Prevertebral Space Involvement in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Based on Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: To investigate the prognostic significance of prevertebral space involvement (PSI) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Methods and Materials: A retrospective review of data from 506 biopsy-proven, nonmetastatic NPCs was performed. Patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging examinations and received IMRT as their primary treatment. Results: In this series, 161 NPC patients (31.8%) had PSI. Parapharyngeal space (p < 0.001), skull base (p < 0.001), and paranasal sinuses (p = 0.009) were associated with PSI after multivariate analysis. The 4-year overall survival (OS), local relapse-free survival (LRFS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) for NPC patients with and without PSI was 69.1% and 89.2% (p < 0.0001), 83.9% and 96.4% (p < 0.0001), and 71.6% and 89.6% (p < 0.0001), respectively. Multivariate analysis identified PSI as an independent negative prognostic factor for both OS (HR = 1.478-4.380; p = 0.001) and DMFS (HR = 1.389-4.174; p = 0.002). Patients with PSI had similar survival rates in OS and DMFS (p = 0.241 and p = 0.493, respectively) to that of T4 disease, while the differences between PSI and T3 disease in both OS and DMFS were distinctly significant (p = 0.029 and p = 0.029, respectively). Conclusions: For NPC patients treated with IMRT, PSI was found to be an independent prognostic factor for both OS and DMFS. It seems reasonable that PSI should be classified as a T4 disease on the basis of the current American Joint Committee on Cancer staging classification criteria.

Zhou Guanqun; Mao YanPing; Chen Lei; Li Wenfei [State Key Laboratory of Oncology in Southern China, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); Liu Lizhi [State Key Laboratory of Oncology in Southern China, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); Imaging Diagnosis and Interventional Center, Cancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); Sun Ying; Chen Yong [State Key Laboratory of Oncology in Southern China, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); Tian Li [State Key Laboratory of Oncology in Southern China, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); Imaging Diagnosis and Interventional Center, Cancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); Lin Aihua [Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); Li Li [State Key Laboratory of Oncology in Southern China, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); Imaging Diagnosis and Interventional Center, Cancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong (China); and others

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Issues Involving The OSI Concept of Operation For Noble Gas Radionuclide Detection  

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The development of a technically sound protocol for detecting the subsurface release of noble gas radionuclides is critical to the successful operation of an on site inspection (OSI) under the CTBT and has broad ramifications for all aspects of the OSI regime including the setting of specifications for both sampling and analysis equipment used during an OSI. With NA-24 support, we are investigating a variety of issues and concerns that have significant bearing on policy development and technical guidance regarding the detection of noble gases and the creation of a technically justifiable OSI concept of operation. The work at LLNL focuses on optimizing the ability to capture radioactive noble gases subject to the constraints of possible OSI scenarios. This focus results from recognizing the difficulty of detecting gas releases in geologic environments - a lesson we learned previously from the LLNL Non-Proliferation Experiment (NPE). Evaluation of a number of important noble gas detection issues, potentially affecting OSI policy, has awaited the US re-engagement with the OSI technical community. Thus, there have been numerous issues to address during the past 18 months. Most of our evaluations of a sampling or transport issue necessarily involve computer simulations. This is partly due to the lack of OSI-relevant field data, such as that provided by the NPE, and partly a result of the ability of LLNL computer-based models to test a range of geologic and atmospheric scenarios far beyond what could ever be studied in the field making this approach very highly cost effective. We review some highlights of the transport and sampling issues we have investigated during the past year. We complete the discussion of these issues with a description of a preliminary design for subsurface sampling that is intended to be a practical solution to most if not all the challenges addressed here.

Carrigan, C R; Sun, Y

2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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[The first steps of chlorophyll synthesis: RNA involvement and regulation]. Progress report, January 1990--June 1992  

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Glu-tRNA{sup Glu} is synthesized from glutamate and tRNA{sup Glu} by glutamyl-tRNA synthetase (GluRS). Recent work has demonstrated that Glu-tRNA{sup Glu} has dual functions and is a precursor for protein and 5-aminolevulinate (ALA) synthesis. Current data does not provide compelling evidence for the notion that GluRS is regulated by chlorophyll precursors or in concert with the other enzymes of ALA synthesis. We have redefined the C5-pathway as a two-step route to ALA starting with Glu-tRNA{sup Glu}. Only two enzymes, Glu-tRNA reductase (GluTR) and GSA-2,1-amino-mutase (GSA-AM), are specifically involved in ALA synthesis. We have purified these enzymatic activities from Chlamydomonas and demonstrated that the two purified proteins in the presence of their cofactors NADPH and pyridoxal phosphate are sufficient for the in vitro Glu-tRNA {yields} ALA conversion. We have cloned the genes encoding GluTR. The sequences of the GluTR proteins deduced from these genes share highly conserved regions with those of bacterial origin. We havealso cloned and analyzed the gene encoding GSA-AM from Arabidopsis. As in Salmonella typhimurium, there are indications of the existence of an additional pathway for ALA formation in E. coli. To shed light on the recognition of the single tRNA{sup Glu} by the chloroplast enzymes GluTR, GluRS we characterized a chlorophyll-deficient mutant of Euglena having tRNA{sup Glu} with a point mutation in the T{Psi}C-loop. The altered tRNA supports protein but not ALA synthesis.

Soell, D.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal Catalyzed Formation of Aliphatic Polycarbonates Involving Oxetanes and Carbon Dioxide as Monomers  

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Biodegradable aliphatic polycarbonates are important components of non-toxic thermoplastic elastomers, which have a variety of medical applications. Industrially, aliphatic polycarbonates derived from six-membered cyclic carbonates such as trimethylene carbonate (TMC or 1,3-dioxan-2-one) are produced via ring-opening polymerization (ROP) processes in the presence of a tin catalyst. It is worth mentioning that TMC is readily obtained by transesterification of 1,3-propanediol with various reagents including phosgene and its derivatives. Therefore, it has been of great interest to investigate greener routes for the production of this important class of polymers. Toward this goal, the synthesis of aliphatic polycarbonates via the metal catalyzed alternative coupling of oxetanes and carbon dioxide represents an attractive alternative. The use of an abundant, inexpensive, non-toxic, and biorenewable resource, carbon dioxide, makes this method very valuable. Furthermore, in this reaction, the sixmembered cyclic carbonate byproduct, TMC, can also be ring-opened and transformed into the same polycarbonate. For over a decade, the Darensbourg research group has successfully utilized metal salen complexes as catalysts for the epoxide/CO2 copolymerization process. Hence, this dissertation focuses on the examination of these complexes as catalysts for the oxetane/CO2 copolymerization reaction and the further elucidation of its mechanism. Chromium(III) salen derivatives in the presence of an azide ion initiator were determined to be very effective catalysts for the coupling of oxetanes and carbon dioxide providing polycarbonates with minimal amounts of ether linkages. Kinetic and mechanistic investigations performed on this process suggested that copolymer formation proceeded by two routes. These are the direct enchainment of oxetane and CO2, and the intermediacy of trimethylene carbonate, which was observed as a minor product of the coupling reaction. Anion initiators which are good leaving groups, e.g. bromide and iodide, are effective at affording TMC, and hence, more polycarbonate can be formed by the ROP of preformed trimethylene carbonate. Research efforts at tuning the selectivity of the oxetane/CO2 coupling process for TMC and/or polycarbonate produced from the homopolymerization of preformed TMC have been performed using cobalt(II) salen derivatives along with anion initiators. Lastly, investigations of this process involving 3-methoxy-methyl-3-methyloxetane will be presented.

Moncada, Adriana I.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Does Transmission of Light through a Window Involve Physics at the Planck Scale? 1 Problem  

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While it would be generally considered that transmission of light through a glass window does not involve physics at the Planck length scale (sec. 26 of [1]), LP = ¯hG/c3 ? 1.6 × 10 ?35 m, (1) a recent suggestion by Bekenstein [2, 3] is that it does. 1 The comment is that when a single photon of momentum p and energy E = pc enters a transparent block of mass M and index of refraction n, which block is initially at rest, the momentum of the photon 2 is reduced to p/ngroup ? p/n, and the momentum of the block is temporarily increased to P ? p(1?1/n) forthetimeinterval?t = ngroupL/c ? nL/c, where L is the length of the block, c is the speed of light in vacuum, and ngroup = c/vg = cdk/d? = d(?n)/d? = n + ?dn/d? ? n for glass. During this time interval the center of mass of the block 3 moves along the direction of the photon by a distance ?x = v?t = P ?t/M = (1 ? 1/n)pnL/Mc =(n ? 1)EL/Mc 2. For example, if n ? 1.5, E ? 2eV ? 3.2 × 10 ?19 J, L =0.01 m and M =0.1 kg,then?x ? 1.6 × 10 ?36 m ? 0.1LP. This indicates that the Planck scale is in some way relevant to transmission of light through a window. The argument is then that if space is grainy on the Planck scale (as suggested by Wheeler [6]), such a tiny displacement would be impossible, and the single photon would not be transmitted, but would be reflected. Hence, if the transmission coefficient of the window is smaller for a single photon than for a pulse, this could be evidence that space is grainy on the Planck scale. Can this be so? 2

Kirk T. Mcdonald

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Management  

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Research has indicated that, depending upon driver and passenger characteristics, passengers can have either a positive or negative influence upon driver behaviour. In conclusion to a recent study investigating the roles that passengers can play to influence, positively and negatively, driver behaviour, Regan and Mitsopoulos (2001) recommended, among other things, that the principles of Crew Resource Management (CRM) training may increase passengers ’ ability to positively influence driver behaviour and also drivers ’ ability to accept constructive feedback. The present study investigated the potential application of CRM training within young driver training in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). This involved a literature review, an analysis of the differences between the driving and aviation domains, an analysis of the team-based activities and the knowledge, skills and attitudes required during driving to perform those activities, consultation with CRM experts from the aviation and medicine domains and the conduct of six focus groups involving young learner drivers, provisional licence drivers and course teachers. The findings indicate that CRM training as part of young driver training in the ACT is a viable concept to pursue. The application of CRM training within young driver training has potential to significantly enhance the positive and reduce the negative effects of passengers on young driver behaviour, and thus the safety of young drivers and passengers alike. The outcomes of this study formed the basis for a set of recommendations for the development of a young driver CRM training program in the ACT.

Young Drivers; Eve Mitsopoulos; Michael Regan; Janet Anderson; Paul Salmon; Jessica Edquist; Ii Report Documentation Page

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Epigenetic Switch Involving NF-kB, Lin28, Let-7 MicroRNA, and IL6 Links  

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An Epigenetic Switch Involving NF-kB, Lin28, Let-7 MicroRNA, and IL6 Links Inflammation to Cell to cancer, and NF-kB appears to play a causa- tive role, but the mechanisms are poorly understood. We show activation triggers an inflammatory response mediated by NF-kB that directly activates Lin28 transcription

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C. elegans pgp-5 IS INVOLVED IN RESISTANCE TO BACTERIAL INFECTION AND HEAVY METAL AND ITS REGULATION  

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is a promoter-trap vector. Promoter-trapping cereus is ubiquitous in soil and on plant roots (Stabb involves Elite@ flow cytometer/cell sorter Section 2.6 after subculturing and at stationary phase. At each-colored transmitted light image. The apparent fusions for visualizing single cells in soil and on plantvariation

Baillie, David

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Possible involvement of AMP-activated protein kinase in obesity resistance induced by respiratory uncoupling in white fat  

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Possible involvement of AMP-activated protein kinase in obesity resistance induced by respiratory case by downregulating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor c (PPARc; [23]). The role of AMPK Department of Biologically Active Compounds, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech

Miksik, Ivan

378

Kinetics and dynamics of oxidation reactions involving an adsorbed CO species on bulk and supported platinum and copper-oxide  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The proposed research is an integrated experimental and modeling study of oxidation reactions involving CO as a key player -- be it a reactant, adsorbed intermediate, and/or partial oxidation product -- in the catalytic sequence and chemistry. The reaction systems of interest in the project include CO, formaldehyde, and methanol oxidation by O{sub 2} and CO oxidation by NO, on both Pt and copper oxide catalysts. These reactions are of importance in automobile exhaust catalysis. There is a paucity of rate data in the literature for these important environmental control reactions. The goal of this research is to better understand the catalytic chemistry and kinetics of oxidations reactions involving CO as an adsorbed intermediate. Successfully meeting this goal requires an integration of basic kinetic measurements, in situ catalyst surface monitoring, kinetic modeling, and nonlinear mathematical tools.

Harold, M.P.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms Mechanisms Involved in the Pro-Apoptotic Effect of Melatonin in Cancer Cells  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: It is well established that melatonin exerts antitumoral effects in many cancer types, mostly decreasing cell proliferation at low concentrations. On the other hand, induction of apoptosis by melatonin has been described in the last few years in some particular cancer types. The cytotoxic effect occurs after its administration at high concentrations, and the molecular pathways involved have been only partially determined. Moreover, a synergistic effect has been found in several cancer types when it is administered in combination with chemotherapeutic agents. In the present review, we will summarize published work on the pro-apoptotic effect of melatonin in cancer cells and the reported mechanisms involved in such action. We will also construct a hypothesis on how different cell signaling pathways may relate each other on account for such effect.

Carmen Rodriguez; Vanesa Martín; Federico Herrera; Guillermo García-santos; Jezabel Rodriguez-blanco; Sara Casado-zapico; Ana María Sánchez-sánchez; Santos Suárez; Noelia Puente-moncada; María José Anítua; Isaac Antolín

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Human Factors Engineering Training Course for Utilities Involved in New Nuclear Power Plant Designs, Construction, and Operation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides training materials for a three-day course in human factors engineering (HFE). The course was developed for utility personnel involved in new nuclear power plant (NPP) design and is also useful for vendors and other stakeholders. The primary focus of the HFE training is the main control room and its human-system interfaces (HSIs). However, it also addresses other operator work locations such as the remote shutdown station, local control stations, and emergency response facilities. In ...

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Investigation of an Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Problem Involving Light-Emitting Diode Streetlights and an Amateur Radio Tran sceiver  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Any type of electronic device is susceptible to energy from the electromagnetic environment. This technical update describes an investigation of electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems associated with amateur radio, distribution hardware, and streetlights at a customer's home in Camden, Tennessee. Because light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights were deemed the direct cause of the EMI problem, an investigational plan involving a two-level effort was customized to fit the situation. First, field observ...

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

382

Three Human Factors Engineering Training Courses for Utilities Involved in New Nuclear Power Plant Designs, Construction and Operati on  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This product provides an assembled package of three Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) developed human factors engineering (HFE) training courses to support a range of needs. The training materials for these courses were developed for utility personnel involved in new nuclear power plant (NPP) design, construction and operation. The training material is also useful for vendors and other stakeholders. The primary focus of the HFE training courses is the main control room and its human-system interfa...

2012-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

383

THE NGA-DOE GRANT TO EXAMINE CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND MATERIALS DISPOSITION INVOLVING DOE FACILITIES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through the National Governors' Association (NGA) project ''Critical Issues Related to Radioactive Waste and Materials Disposition Involving DOE Facilities'' NGA brings together Governors' policy advisors, state regulators, and DOE officials to examine critical issues related to the cleanup and operation of DOE nuclear weapons and research facilities. Topics explored through this project include: Decisions involving disposal of mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and disposition of nuclear materials. Decisions involving DOE budget requests and their effect on environmental cleanup and compliance at DOE facilities. Strategies to treat mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and their effect on individual sites in the complex. Changes to the FFCA site treatment plans as a result of proposals in the Department's Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure plan and contractor integration analysis. Interstate waste and materials shipments. Reforms to existing RCRA and CERCLA regulations/guidance to address regulatory overlap and risks posed by DOE wastes. The overarching theme of this project is to help the Department improve coordination of its major program decisions with Governors' offices and state regulators and to ensure such decisions reflect input from these key state officials and stakeholders. This report summarizes activities conducted during the period from April 1, 2001 through June 30, 2001, under the NGA grant.

Ethan W. Brown

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

THE NGA-DOE GRANT TO EXAMINE CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND MATERIALS DISPOSITION INVOLVING DOE FACILITIES  

SciTech Connect

Through the National Governors' Association (NGA) project ''Critical Issues Related to Radioactive Waste and Materials Disposition Involving DOE Facilities'' NGA brings together Governors' policy advisors, state regulators, and DOE officials to examine critical issues related to the cleanup and operation of DOE nuclear weapons and research facilities. Topics explored through this project include: Decisions involving disposal of mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and disposition of nuclear materials; Decisions involving DOE budget requests and their effect on environmental cleanup and compliance at DOE facilities; Strategies to treat mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and their effect on individual sites in the complex; Changes to the FFCA site treatment plans as a result of proposals in the Department's Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure plan and contractor integration analysis; Interstate waste and materials shipments; and Reforms to existing RCRA and CERCLA regulations/guidance to address regulatory overlap and risks posed by DOE wastes. The overarching theme of this project is to help the Department improve coordination of its major program decisions with Governors' offices and state regulators and to ensure such decisions reflect input from these key state officials and stakeholders. This report summarizes activities conducted during the quarter from May 1, 1999, through July 30, 1999, under the NGA grant. The work accomplished by the NGA project team during the past four months can be categorized as follows: maintained open communication with DOE on a variety of activities and issues within the DOE environmental management complex; maintained communication with NGA Federal Facilities Compliance Task Force members regarding DOE efforts to formulate a configuration for mixed low-level waste and low-level treatment and disposal, external regulation of DOE; and continued to facilitate interactions between the states and DOE to develop a foundation for an ongoing substantive relationship between the Governors of key states and Secretary Richardson.

Ann M. Beauchesne

1999-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

385

THE NGA-DOE GRANT TO EXAMINE CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND MATERIALS DISPOSITION INVOLVING DOE FACILITIES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through the National Governors' Association (NGA) project ''Critical Issues Related to Radioactive Waste and Materials Disposition Involving DOE Facilities'' NGA brings together Governors' policy advisors, state regulators, and DOE officials to examine critical issues related to the cleanup and operation of DOE nuclear weapons and research facilities. Topics explored through this project include: Decisions involving disposal of mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and disposition of nuclear materials; Decisions involving DOE budget requests and their effect on environmental cleanup and compliance at DOE facilities; Strategies to treat mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and their effect on individual sites in the complex; Changes to the FFCA site treatment plans as a result of proposals in the Department's Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure plan and contractor integration analysis; Interstate waste and materials shipments; and Reforms to existing RCRA and CERCLA regulations/guidance to address regulatory overlap and risks posed by DOE wastes. The overarching theme of this project is to help the Department improve coordination of its major program decisions with Governors' offices and state regulators and to ensure such decisions reflect input from these key state officials and stakeholders. This report summarizes activities conducted during the quarter from February 1, 1999, through April 30, 1999, under the NGA grant. The work accomplished by the NGA project team during the past four months can be categorized as follows: maintained open communication with DOE on a variety of activities and issues within the DOE environmental management complex; maintained communication with NGA Federal Facilities Compliance Task Force members regarding DOE efforts to formulate a configuration for mixed low-level waste and low-level treatment and disposal, external regulation of DOE; and EM Integration activities; and continued to serve as a liaison between the NGA FFCA Task Force states and the Department.

Ann M. Beauchesne

1999-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

386

THE NGA-DOE GRANT TO EXAMINE CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND MATERIALS DISPOSITION INVOLVING DOE FACILITIES  

SciTech Connect

Through the National Governors' Association (NGA) project ''Critical Issues Related to Radioactive Waste and Materials Disposition Involving DOE Facilities'' NGA brings together Governors' policy advisors, state regulators, and DOE officials to examine critical issues related to the cleanup and operation of DOE nuclear weapons and research facilities. Topics explored through this project include: Decisions involving disposal of mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and disposition of nuclear materials. Decisions involving DOE budget requests and their effect on environmental cleanup and compliance at DOE facilities. Strategies to treat mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and their effect on individual sites in the complex. Changes to the FFCA site treatment plans as a result of proposals in DOE's Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure strategy and contractor integration analysis. Interstate waste and materials shipments. Reforms to existing RCRA and CERCLA regulations/guidance to address regulatory overlap and risks posed by DOE wastes. The overarching theme of this project is to help the Department improve coordination of its major program decisions with Governors' offices and state regulators and to ensure such decisions reflect input from these key state officials and stakeholders. This report summarizes activities conducted during the quarter from December 31, 1997 through April 30, 1998 under the NGA project. The work accomplished by the NGA project team during the past four months can be categorized as follows: maintained open communication with DOE on a variety of activities and issues within the DOE environmental management complex; and provided ongoing support to state-DOE interactions in preparation for the March 30-31, 1998 NGA Federal Facilities Compliance Task Force Meeting with DOE. maintained communication with NGA Federal Facilities Compliance Task Force members regarding DOE efforts to formulate a configuration for mixed low-level waste and low-level treatment and disposal, DOE's Environmental Management Budget, and DOE's proposed Intersite Discussions.

NONE

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

THE NGA-DOE GRANT TO EXAMINE CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND MATERIALS DISPOSITION INVOLVING DOE FACILITIES  

SciTech Connect

Through the National Governors Association (NGA) project ``Critical Issues Related to Radioactive Waste and Materials Disposition Involving DOE Facilities'' NGA brings together Governors' policy advisors, state regulators, and DOE officials to examine critical issues related to the cleanup and operation of DOE nuclear weapons and research facilities. Topics explored through this project include: Decisions involving disposal of mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and disposition of nuclear materials; Decisions involving DOE budget requests and their effect on environmental cleanup and compliance at DOE facilities; Strategies to treat mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and their effect on individual sites in the complex; Changes to the FFCA site treatment plans as a result of proposals in the Department's Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure plan and contractor integration analysis; Interstate waste and materials shipments; and Reforms to existing RCRA and CERCLA regulations/guidance to address regulatory overlap and risks posed by DOE wastes. The overarching theme of this project is to help the Department improve coordination of its major program decisions with Governors' offices and state regulators and to ensure such decisions reflect input from these key state officials and stakeholders. This report summarizes activities conducted during the period from October 1, 1999 through January 31, 2000, under the NGA grant. The work accomplished by the NGA project team during the past three months can be categorized as follows: maintained open communication with DOE on a variety of activities and issues within the DOE environmental management complex; convened and facilitated the October 6--8 NGA FFCA Task Force Meeting in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; maintained communication with NGA Federal Facilities Compliance Task Force members regarding DOE efforts to formulate a configuration for mixed low-level waste and low-level treatment and disposal, external regulation of DOE; and continued to facilitate interactions between the states and DOE to develop a foundation for an ongoing substantive relationship between the Governors of key states and the Department.

Ann M. Beauchesne

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

THE NGA-DOE GRANT TO EXAMINE CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND MATERIALS DISPOSITION INVOLVING DOE FACILITIES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through the National Governors' Association (NGA) project ''Critical Issues Related to Radioactive Waste and Materials Disposition Involving DOE Facilities'' NGA brings together Governors' policy advisors, state regulators, and DOE officials to examine critical issues related to the cleanup and operation of DOE nuclear weapons and research facilities. Topics explored through this project include: Decisions involving disposal of mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and disposition of nuclear materials. Decisions involving DOE budget requests and their effect on environmental cleanup and compliance at DOE facilities. Strategies to treat mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and their effect on individual sites in the complex. Changes to the FFCA site treatment plans as a result of proposals in DOE's Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure strategy and contractor integration analysis. Interstate waste and materials shipments. Reforms to existing RCRA and CERCLA regulations/guidance to address regulatory overlap and risks posed by DOE wastes. The overarching theme of this project is to help the Department improve coordination of its major program decisions with Governors' offices and state regulators and to ensure such decisions reflect input from these key state officials and stakeholders. This report summarizes activities conducted during the quarter from April 30, 1998 through June 30, 1998 under the NGA project. The work accomplished by the NGA project team during the past four months can be categorized as follows: maintained open communication with DOE on a variety of activities and issues within the DOE environmental management complex; and provided ongoing support to state-DOE interactions. maintained communication with NGA Federal Facilities Compliance Task Force members regarding DOE efforts to formulate a configuration for mixed low-level waste and low-level treatment and disposal, DOE's Environmental Management Budget, and DOE's proposed Intersite Discussions.

NONE

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

THE NGA-DOE GRANT TO EXAMINE CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND MATERIALS DISPOSITION INVOLVING DOE FACILITIES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Through the National Governors' Association (NGA) project ''Critical Issues Related to Radioactive Waste and Materials Disposition Involving DOE Facilities'' NGA brings together Governors' policy advisors, state regulators, and DOE officials to examine critical issues related to the cleanup and operation of DOE nuclear weapons and research facilities. Topics explored through this project include: (1) Decisions involving disposal of mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and disposition of nuclear materials; (2) Decisions involving DOE budget requests and their effect on environmental cleanup and compliance at DOE facilities; (3) Strategies to treat mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and their effect on individual sites in the complex; (4) Changes to the FFCA site treatment plans as a result of proposals in the Department's Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure plan and contractor integration analysis; (5) Interstate waste and materials shipments; and (6) Reforms to existing RCRA and CERCLA regulations/guidance to address regulatory overlap and risks posed by DOE wastes. The overarching theme of this project is to help the Department improve coordination of its major program decisions with Governors' offices and state regulators and to ensure such decisions reflect input from these key state officials and stakeholders. This report summarizes activities conducted during the quarter from October 1, 1998 through January 31, 1999, under the NGA grant. The work accomplished by the NGA project team during the past four months can be categorized as follows: (1) maintained open communication with DOE on a variety of activities and issues within the DOE environmental management complex; (2) maintained communication with NGA Federal Facilities Compliance Task Force members regarding DOE efforts to formulate a configuration for mixed low-level waste and low-level treatment and disposal, external regulation of DOE; and EM Integration activities; and (3) continued to serve as a liaison between the NGA FFCA Task Force states and the Department.

Ann M. Beauchesne

1999-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

390

THE NGA-DOE GRANT TO EXAMINE CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND MATERIALS DISPOSITION INVOLVING DOE FACILITIES  

SciTech Connect

Through the National Governors' Association (NGA) project ''Critical Issues Related to Radioactive Waste and Materials Disposition Involving DOE Facilities'' NGA brings together Governors' policy advisors, state regulators, and DOE officials to examine critical issues related to the cleanup and operation of DOE nuclear weapons and research facilities. Topics explored through this project include: (1) Decisions involving disposal of mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and disposition of nuclear materials; (2) Decisions involving DOE budget requests and their effect on environmental cleanup and compliance at DOE facilities; (3) Strategies to treat mixed, low-level, and transuranic (TRU) waste and their effect on individual sites in the complex; (4) Changes to the FFCA site treatment plans as a result of proposals in the Department's Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure plan and contractor integration analysis; (5) Interstate waste and materials shipments; and (6) Reforms to existing RCRA and CERCLA regulations/guidance to address regulatory overlap and risks posed by DOE wastes. The overarching theme of this project is to help the Department improve coordination of its major program decisions with Governors' offices and state regulators and to ensure such decisions reflect input from these key state officials and stakeholders. This report summarizes activities conducted during the quarter from June 1, 1998 through September 30, 1998, under the NGA grant. The work accomplished by the NGA project team during the past four months can be categorized as follows: (1) maintained open communication with DOE on a variety of activities and issues within the DOE environmental management complex; (2) maintained communication with NGA Federal Facilities Compliance Task Force members regarding DOE efforts to formulate a configuration for mixed low-level waste and low-level treatment and disposal, external regulation of DOE; and EM Integration activities; and (3) continued to serve as a liaison between the NGA FFCA Task Force states and the Department.

Ann B. Beauchesne

1998-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

391

Involvement of Certification Agencies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...are also used with other specific meanings, MIL-HDBK- 17 (qualification and certification) or a government

392

Appendix E: Public Involvement  

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List Tribal Historic Preservation Office Attn: Deanne Bahr Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri 1322 US Hwy 75 Powhattan, KS 66527 Tribal Historic Preservation Office Attn: Karen...

393

INTERMEDIATE PHASES INVOLVING SCANDIUM  

SciTech Connect

The existence of several new intermetallic compounds of the Sc/sub 2/B and ScB stoichiometries, where B is from group VIII or IB of the periodic table, is reported along with their structures and lattice parameters. The Sc/sub 2/B compounds include Sc/sub 2/Ni, Sc/sub 2/Pd, Sc/sub 2/Co, and Sc/sub 2/Au, while the ScB compounds are ScCo, ScNi, ScCu, ScRu, ScRh, ScPd, ScAg, ScIr, ScPt, and ScAu, all of the ordered bcc CsCl structure. The trends in a plot of lattice contractions of the ScB compounds are discussed. (D.L.C.)

Aldred, A.T.

1962-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

The Crystal Structure and Mechanism of an Unusual Oxidoreductase, GilR, Involved in Gilvocarcin V Biosynthesis  

SciTech Connect

GilR is a recently identified oxidoreductase that catalyzes the terminal step of gilvocarcin V biosynthesis and is a unique enzyme that establishes the lactone core of the polyketide-derived gilvocarcin chromophore. Gilvocarcin-type compounds form a small distinct family of anticancer agents that are involved in both photo-activated DNA-alkylation and histone H3 cross-linking. High resolution crystal structures of apoGilR and GilR in complex with its substrate pregilvocarcin V reveals that GilR belongs to the small group of a relatively new type of the vanillyl-alcohol oxidase flavoprotein family characterized by bicovalently tethered cofactors. GilR was found as a dimer, with the bicovalently attached FAD cofactor mediated through His-65 and Cys-125. Subsequent mutagenesis and functional assays indicate that Tyr-445 may be involved in reaction catalysis and in mediating the covalent attachment of FAD, whereas Tyr-448 serves as an essential residue initiating the catalysis by swinging away from the active site to accommodate binding of the 6R-configured substrate and consequently abstracting the proton of the hydroxyl residue of the substrate hemiacetal 6-OH group. These studies lay the groundwork for future enzyme engineering to broaden the substrate specificity of this bottleneck enzyme of the gilvocarcin biosynthetic pathway for the development of novel anti-cancer therapeutics.

Noinaj, Nicholas; Bosserman, Mary A.; Schickli, M. Alexandra; Piszczek, Grzegorz; Kharel, Madan K.; Pahari, Pallab; Buchanan, Susan K.; Rohr, Jürgen (NIH); (Kentucky)

2012-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

395

Innovation as a Key Driver of Economic Growth & ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... I don't think that transformation that is ... infrastructure or transportation infrastructure, cyber infrastructure, energy ... take hold and transform our society ...

2013-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

396

ION ACCELERATORS AS DRIVERS FOR INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, Brussels, Belgium,of the Heavy Ion Fusion Workshop held at Brookhaven NationalReport, Hearthfire Heavy Ion Fusion, October 1, 1979 - March

Faltens, A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Quantifying Environmental Drivers of Future Tropical Forest Extent  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Future changes in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, and their associated influences on climate, will affect the future sustainability of tropical forests. While dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs) represent the processes by which ...

Peter Good; Chris Jones; Jason Lowe; Richard Betts; Ben Booth; Chris Huntingford

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

\Reuschertrolder driver projectwriteupDeb finalTableConten  

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GM Project G.6 GM Project G.6 October 2000 xi ACRONYMS LIST AAA American Automobile Association AARP American Association of Retired Persons AD Alzheimer Disease ADA Americans with Disabilities Act ADL Activities of Daily Living AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children AHEAD Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old AISG American Insurance Services Group ALS Activity Limitation Status AMA American Medical Association AoA Administration on Aging BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics CODES Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System DHHS Department of Health and Human Services DOE Department of Energy DOT Department of Transportation EIA Energy Information Administration EPESE Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly FARS Fatality Analysis Reporting System

399

Degradation of EBR-II driver fuel during wet storage  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Characterization data are reported for sodium bonded EBR-II reactor fuel which had been stored underwater in containers since the 1981--1982 timeframe. Ten stainless steel storage containers, which had leaked water during storage due to improper sealing, were retrieved from the ICPP-603 storage basin at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) in Idaho. In the container chosen for detailed destructive analysis, the stainless steel cladding on the uranium alloy fuel had ruptured and fuel oxide sludge filled the bottom of the container. Headspace gas sampling determined that greater than 99% hydrogen was present. Cesium 137, which had leached out of the fuel during the aqueous corrosion process, dominated the radionuclide source term of the water. The metallic sodium from the fuel element bond had reacted with the water, forming a concentrated caustic solution of NaOH.

Pahl, R. G.

2000-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

400

Creating interactive driver experiences with the scenario markup language  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Serious games became an important device for increasing the awareness of issues that are important to society. One such issue is the environmental impact of driving. To support the training and wide promotion of eco-friendly driving, an appropriate platform ... Keywords: 3D virtual worlds, eco-friendly driving, markup languages, scenario programming

Kugamoorthy Gajananan; Eurico Doirado; Arturo Nakasone; Pedro Cuba; Helmut Prendinger; Marc Miska

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Distributed Resources Strategic Review: Market Drivers Impacting Future Business Prospects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This strategic review analyzes and interprets the impact of utility industry restructuring and regulatory reform on the future market for distributed generation (DG) and, more broadly, distributed resources (DR).

1998-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

402

A Comparison of Drivers for Light and Base Metal Project ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Review of Pyro, Hydro and Electro-metallurgical Processes for Recovering Valuable ... Hydrodynamic Interactions of Two Micro-bubbles Due to an Ultrasonic ...

403

Detecting Driver Phone Use Leveraging Car Speakers , Simon Sidhom  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

distractions have been a factor in high-profile accidents [9] and are associated with a large number]. The cognitive load of conducting a cell phone conversation seems to increase accident risk, rather than

404

Optimization as a Driver for Design Space Exploration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes an approach toward the use of optimization which is a departure from the traditional role optimization plays in the design process. Traditionally, optimization is used to improve point solutions in the latter phases of design. In this work, optimization is used as an aid for design space exploration, through the integration of optimization and iterative design. Two applications of the concept of optimization-driven design are given: CAD tools for HVAC layout and an assembly design framework. 1 INTRODUCTION The use of optimization in design is becoming increasingly prevalent in industry today. This is due to a variety of factors, including a marketplace that imposes greater competitive pressures to produce higher-quality products at lower costs while reducing product development times, as well as more powerful computer hardware and new optimization techniques, both of which allow the application of optimization to problems where it was not previously possible. Whi...

Simon Szykman Manufacturing; Simon Szykman

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

ION ACCELERATORS AS DRIVERS FOR INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

S. Humphries, Jr. , Sandia Laboratories Report SANO 80-0402effort in this area is at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerquebeing developed at Sandia Laboratories, Alburquerque,'

Faltens, A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

BG/P Driver Information | Argonne Leadership Computing Facility  

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to automatically recover from this condition but deadlock could occur. Try enlarging your remote get fifos." serviceaction"(NoService)" > Fixes for the GNU toolchain and Python...

407

\\Reuschertrolder driver projectwriteupDeb finalGlossary.PD  

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G - 1 GLOSSARY Baby boomers Persons born from 1946 to 1964. Dementia The loss of cognitive abilities (e.g., memory, perception, judgment); the most common dementia is Alzheimer' s...

408

Addressing Inappropriate Driver Behavior at Rail-Highway Crossings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rail Grade Crossings in the United States. July 2000–July 2001, Transportation ResearchRail- Highway Grade Crossings: A Signal Detection Theory Analysis. In: Safety of Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings, Research

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Custom circuit design as a driver of microprocessor performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a survey of some of the most aggressive custom designs for CMOS processor products and prototypes in IBM. We argue that microprocessor performance growth, which has traditionally been driven primarily by CMOS technology and microarchitectural ...

D. H. Allen; S. H. Dhong; H. P. Hofstee; J. Leenstra; K. J. Nowka; D. L. Stasiak; D. F. Wendel

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

\\Reuschertrolder driver projectwriteupDeb finalchap06.PDF  

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6 - 1 6. THE PROPORTION OF THE ELDERLY POPULATION THAT DRIVES 6.1 HISTORICAL TRENDS IN ELDERLY DRIVING Historical data show that the percentage of the population that drives has...

411

Environmental regulatory drivers for coal bed methane research and development.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 1999, the National Petroleum Council (NPC) stated that the resource base for meeting growing natural gas demands in the United States is adequate. A significant and increasing portion of natural gas production (8% by 2015) is expected to come from coal bed methane (CBM). The NPC cautions that for this to occur, certain factors, including compliance with environmental requirements, must be addressed. Numerous federal, state, and local programs address a variety of environmental issues, including water quality and quantity, air quality, wildlife, noise, and visibility. This paper examines existing and potential environmental regulatory requirements that could affect the timely development and production of CBM resources in the United States. Such an examination can help technology developers and policy makers target areas for research and development (R&D), demonstration, and implementation to help facilitate cost-effective CBM development and production to meet the nation's natural gas demands. It can also help identify R&D areas that will give rule-making bodies the information they need to incorporate more science into the regulatory development process.

Elcock, D.; Gasper, J.; Moses, D. O.

2002-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

412

The South African desalination equipment market : size, drivers and restraints.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Desalination has been hailed by some as the answer to global freshwater supply shortages, but there is rigorous debate over the appropriateness of… (more)

Winter, David

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Caution, Drivers! Children Present: Traffic, Pollution, and Infant Health  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA), atmospheric concentration of local pollutants has fallen drastically. A natural question is whether further reductions will yield additional health benefits. We further ...

Knittel, Christopher R,

414

Drivers of Technological Change in the Chinese Automobile Industry...  

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Drivers of New Generation Development--A Global Review  

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Diverse factors underlie global decisions for new generation. This study examines those factors, focusing principally on the largest electricity and fuels markets Western Europe, China, India and the United States which make-up two-thirds to three-fourths of total energy consumption. Attention is also given to the wealthier Asian nations of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, as well as Brazil. At the highest level, the path of generation to 2020 will be led by natural gas and coal in roughly equal proportio...

2008-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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EXTENDING SODIUM FAST REACTOR DRIVER FUEL USE TO HIGHER TEMPERATURES  

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Calculations of potential sodium-cooled fast reactor fuel temperatures were performed to estimate the effects of increasing the outlet temperature of a given fast reactor design by increasing pin power, decreasing assembly flow, or increasing inlet temperature. Based upon experience in the U.S., both metal and mixed oxide (MOX) fuel types are discussed in terms of potential performance effects created by the increased operating temperatures. Assembly outlet temperatures of 600, 650 and 700 °C were used as goal temperatures. Fuel/cladding chemical interaction (FCCI) and fuel melting, as well as challenges to the mechanical integrity of the cladding material, were identified as the limiting phenomena. For example, starting with a recent 1000 MWth fast reactor design, raising the outlet temperature to 650 °C through pin power increase increased the MOX centerline temperature to more than 3300 °C and the metal fuel peak cladding temperature to more than 700 °C. These exceeded limitations to fuel performance; fuel melting was limiting for MOX and FCCI for metal fuel. Both could be alleviated by design ‘fixes’, such as using a barrier inside the cladding to minimize FCCI in the metal fuel, or using annular fuel in the case of MOX. Both would also require an advanced cladding material with improved stress rupture properties. While some of these are costly, the benefits of having a high-temperature reactor which can support hydrogen production, or other missions requiring high process heat may make the extra costs justified.

Douglas L. Porter

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Researchers Peg Magnetism as Key Driver of High ...  

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... storing and distributing electric energy, superconducting ... and more efficient generators and motors. ... materials in which electrical resistance vanishes ...

2013-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

418

Assessing the drivers of regional trends in solar photovoltaic manufacturing  

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The photovoltaic (PV) industry has grown rapidly as a source of energy and economic activity. Since 2008, the average manufacturer-sale price of PV modules has declined by over a factor of two, coinciding with a significant ...

Goodrich, Alan C.

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Carbon Price Drivers:Carbon Price Drivers:Carbon Price Drivers:Carbon Price Drivers: AAAAnnnn UpdatedUpdatedUpdatedUpdated Literature ReviewLiterature ReviewLiterature ReviewLiterature Review  

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and Fezzi (2009) further quantify the mutual interactions of electricity, gas and carbon prices in the UK-through of carbon prices into electricity prices, and the response of electricity and carbon prices to shocks on a counterfactual scenario for the demand for electricity, the CO2 price, and fuel prices, their simulations

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Beam Loss Studies for Rare Isotope Driver Linacs Final Report  

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The Fortran 90 RIAPMTQ/IMPACT code package is a pair of linked beam-dynamics simulation codes that have been developed for end-to-end computer simulations of multiple-charge-state heavy-ion linacs for future exotic-beam facilities. These codes have multiple charge-state capability, and include space-charge forces. The simulations can extend from the low-energy beam-transport line after an ECR ion source to the end of the linac. The work has been performed by a collaboration including LANL, LBNL, ANL, and MSU. The code RIAPMTQ simulates the linac front-end beam dynamics including the LEBT, RFQ, and MEBT. The code IMPACT simulates the beam dynamics of the main superconducting linac. The codes have been benchmarked for rms beam properties against previously existing codes at ANL and MSU. The codes allow high-statistics runs on parallel supercomputing platforms, particularly at NERSC at LBNL, for studies of beam losses. The codes also run on desktop PC computers for low-statistics work. The code package is described in more detail in a recent publication [1] in the Proceedings of PAC07 (2007 US Particle Accelerator Conference). In this report we describe the main activities for the FY07 beam-loss studies project using this code package.

Wangler, T P; Kurennoy, S S; Billen, J H; Crandall, K R; Qiang, J; Ryne, R D; Mustapha, B; Ostroumov, P; Zhao, Q; York, and R. C.

2008-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Drivers of gross margins in UK retail electricity.  

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?? This thesis aims at explaining why the UK residential electricity (retail) market enjoys high gross margins in comparison to Vattenfall’s markets in for example… (more)

Törnqvist, Dan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Properties of Electricity Prices and the Drivers of Interconnector Revenue  

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differences. This can be seen in Figure 1. One would expect electricity prices in the UK and the Netherlands to be driven by the cost of producing electricity from fossil fuels and electricity prices in Norway to be determined by the deviation of reservoir... in fuel prices. The consistent hourly, daily and seasonal price differences between the UK and the Netherlands are much lower. However, the stochastic price shocks in the two countries are not perfectly correlated, meaning that arbitrage opportunities...

Parail, Vladimir

423

Fundamental Drivers of the Cost and Price of Operating Reserves  

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Operating reserves impose a cost on the electric power system by forcing system operators to keep partially loaded spinning generators available for responding to system contingencies variable demand. In many regions of the United States, thermal power plants provide a large fraction of the operating reserve requirement. Alternative sources of operating reserves, such as demand response and energy storage, may provide more efficient sources of these reserves. However, to estimate the potential value of these services, the cost of reserve services under various grid conditions must first be established. This analysis used a commercial grid simulation tool to evaluate the cost and price of several operating reserve services, including spinning contingency reserves and upward regulation reserves. These reserve products were evaluated in a utility system in the western United States, considering different system flexibilities, renewable energy penetration, and other sensitivities. The analysis demonstrates that the price of operating reserves depend highly on many assumptions regarding the operational flexibility of the generation fleet, including ramp rates and the fraction of fleet available to provide reserves.

Hummon, M. R.; Denholm, P.; Jorgenson, J.; Palchak, D.; Kirby, B.; Ma, O.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Van Allen probes pinpoint driver of speeding electrons  

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that can be lethal to satellites. The research may some day help make space weather forecasting possible and accurate so satellites can be better protected. (Image credit: Los...

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Magnetoacoustic shocks as driver of quiet Sun mottles  

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We present high spatial and high temporal resolution observations of the quiet Sun in H-alpha obtained with the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope on La Palma. We observe that many mottles, jet-like features in the quiet Sun, display clear up- and downward motions along their main axis. In addition, many mottles show vigorous transverse displacements. Unique identification of the mottles throughout their lifetime is much harder than for their active region counterpart, dynamic fibrils. This is because many seem to lack a sharply defined edge at their top, and significant fading often occurs throughout their lifetime. For those mottles that can be reliably tracked, we find that the mottle tops often undergo parabolic paths. We find a linear correlation between the deceleration these mottles undergo and the maximum velocity they reach, similar to what was found earlier for dynamic fibrils. Combined with an analysis of oscillatory properties, we conclude that at least part of the quiet Sun mottles are driven by magnetoacoustic shocks. In addition, the mixed polarity environment and vigorous dynamics suggest that reconnection may play a significant role in the formation of some quiet Sun jets.

L. H. M. Rouppe van der Voort; B. de Pontieu; V. H. Hansteen; M. Carlsson; M. van Noort

2007-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Short?Term Energy Outlook Supplement: Key drivers for EIA ...  

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Source: U.S. Energy ... and increase production, they also reduce producer risk by ensuring that a large cross?section of rock is exposed ...

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Co-relation of Variables Involved in the Occurrence of Crane Accidents in U.S. through Logit Modeling.  

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One of the primary reasons of the escalating rates of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry is the ever so complex, dynamic and continually changing nature of construction work. Use of cranes has become imperative to overcome technical challenges, which has lead to escalation of danger on a construction site. Data from OSHA show that crane accidents have increased rapidly from 2000 to 2004. By analyzing the characteristics of all the crane accident inspections, we can better understand the significance of the many variables involved in a crane accident. For this research, data were collected from the U.S. Department of Labor website via the OSHA database. The data encompass crane accident inspections for all the states. The data were divided into categories with respect to accident types, construction operations, degree of accident, fault, contributing factors, crane types, victim’s occupation, organs affected and load. Descriptive analysis was performed to compliment the previous studies, the only difference being that both fatal and non-fatal accidents have been considered. Multinomial regression has been applied to derive probability models and correlation between different accident types and the factors involved for each crane accident type. A log likelihood test as well as chi-square test was performed to validate the models. The results show that electrocution, crane tip over and crushed during assembly/disassembly have more probability of occurrence than other accident types. Load is not a significant factor for the crane accidents, and manual fault is more probable a cause for crane accident than is technical fault. Construction operations identified in the research were found to be significant for all the crane accident types. Mobile crawler crane, mobile truck crane and tower crane were found to be more susceptible. These probability models are limited as far as the inculcation of unforeseen variables in construction accidents are concerned. In fact, these models utilize the past to portray the future, and therefore significant change in the variables involved is required to be added to attain correct and expedient results.

Bains, Amrit Anoop Singh

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-STD-1055-93; DOE Standard Guideline to Good Practices For Maintenance Management Involvement at DOE Nuclear Facilities  

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NOT MEASUREMENT NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1055-93 March 1993 DOE STANDARD GUIDELINE TO GOOD PRACTICES FOR MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT INVOLVEMENT AT DOE NUCLEAR FACILITIES U.S. Department of Energy AREA MNTY Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced directly from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. Available to the public from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161. Order No. DE93013953 DOE-STD-1055-93 FOREWORD The purpose of the Guideline to Good Practices for M

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DOE Technical Standards List: Directory of DOE and Contractor Personnel Involved in Non-Government Standards Activities  

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4-99 4-99 May 1999 Superseding DOE-TSL-4-98 May 1998 DOE TECHNICAL STANDARDS LIST DIRECTORY OF DOE AND CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN NON- GOVERNMENT STANDARDS ACTIVITIES U.S. Department of Energy AREA SDMP Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000. DOE-TSL-4-99 iii 1. GENERAL GUIDANCE 1.1 Purpose. Public Law (PL) 104-113 [15 USC 272(b), March 7, 1996], The

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Defect processes involving oxygen-compensated sites in CaF/sub 2/ precipitates doped with lanthanides and actinides  

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Oxygen incorporation into calcium fluoride precipitates doped with lanthanides and actinides is investigated by use of the technique of site-selective spectroscopy. Fluorescence from erbium in specific fluoride- and oxygen-compensated sites is monitored as a function of the ignition temperature of the precipitate to study the conversion from fluoride to oxygen compensation. Another process, thermal annealing of a disordered precipitate to give a well-defined lattice, is also followed. Changes in both oxygen compensation formation and lattice annealing are found to occur upon the addition of other trivalent and monovalent ions. The results provide a better understanding of the solid-state chemistry involved in new methods of chemical analysis using rare-earth doped CaF/sub 2/ precipitates, and how certain interference effects can arise. Also included is a study of the temperature dependence of fluorescent sites in CaF/sub 2/:U/sup 6 +/.

Johnston, M.V.; Wright, J.C.

1981-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Technical Standards List. Directory of DOE and contractor personnel involved in non-government standards activities  

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This is a periodic report on the level of agency participation in non-Government standards activities. This technical standards list is intended to assist US Department of Energy (DOE) management and other personnel involved in the DOE technical Standards Program by identifying those participating individuals. The body of this document contains a listing of DOE employees and DOE contractors who have submitted a Record of Non-Government Standards Activity. Additional names were added from rosters supplied by non-Government standards bodies. Appendices to this document are provided to list the information by parent employment organization, by non-Government standards activity, and by the proper names of the non-Government standards organizations and committees.

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1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The potential of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to reduce petroleum use issues involved in developing reliable estimates.  

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This paper delineates the various issues involved in developing reliable estimates of the petroleum use reduction that would result from the wide-spread introduction of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Travel day data from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) were analyzed to identify the share of vehicle miles of travel (VMT) that could be transferred to grid electricity. Various PHEV charge-depleting (CD) ranges were evaluated, and 100% CD mode and potential blended modes were analyzed. The NHTS data were also examined to evaluate the potential for PHEV battery charging multiple times a day. Data from the 2005 American Housing Survey (AHS) were analyzed to evaluate the availability of garages and carports for at-home charging of the PHEV battery. The AHS data were also reviewed by census region and household location within or outside metropolitan statistical areas. To illustrate the lag times involved, the historical new vehicle market share increases for the diesel power train in France (a highly successful case) and the emerging hybrid electric vehicles in the United States were examined. A new vehicle technology substitution model is applied to illustrate a historically plausible successful new PHEV market share expansion. The trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle sales and light-duty vehicle stock were evaluated to estimate the time required for hypothetical successful new PHEVs to achieve the ultimately attainable share of the existing vehicle stock. Only when such steps have been accomplished will the full oil savings potential for the nation be achieved.

Vyas, A. D.; Santini, D. J.; Johnson, L. R.; Energy Systems

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Suppressed Expression of T-Box Transcription Factors is Involved in Senescence in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major global health problem. The etiology of COPD has been associated with apoptosis, oxidative stress, and inflammation. However, understanding of the molecular interactions that modulate COPD pathogenesis remains only partly resolved. We conducted an exploratory study on COPD etiology to identify the key molecular participants. We used information-theoretic algorithms including Context Likelihood of Relatedness (CLR), Algorithm for the Reconstruction of Accurate Cellular Networks (ARACNE), and Inferelator. We captured direct functional associations among genes, given a compendium of gene expression profiles of human lung epithelial cells. A set of genes differentially expressed in COPD, as reported in a previous study were superposed with the resulting transcriptional regulatory networks. After factoring in the properties of the networks, an established COPD susceptibility locus and domain-domain interactions involving protein products of genes in the generated networks, several molecular candidates were predicted to be involved in the etiology of COPD. These include COL4A3, CFLAR, GULP1, PDCD1, CASP10, PAX3, BOK, HSPD1, PITX2, and PML. Furthermore, T-box (TBX) genes and cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A), which are in a direct transcriptional regulatory relationship, emerged as preeminent participants in the etiology of COPD by means of senescence. Contrary to observations in neoplasms, our study reveals that the expression of genes and proteins in the lung samples from patients with COPD indicate an increased tendency towards cellular senescence. The expression of the anti-senescence mediators TBX transcription factors, chromatin modifiers histone deacetylases, and sirtuins was suppressed; while the expression of TBX-regulated cellular senescence markers such as CDKN2A, CDKN1A, and CAV1 was elevated in the peripheral lung tissue samples from patients with COPD. The critical balance between senescence and anti-senescence factors is disrupted towards senescence in COPD lungs.

Acquaah-Mensah, George; Malhotra, Deepti; Vulimiri, Madhulika; McDermott, Jason E.; Biswal, Shyam

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenotype fingerprinting suggests the involvement of single-genotype consortia in degradation of aromatic compounds by Rhodopseudomonas palustris  

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Understanding of cellular processes involved in the anaerobic degradation of complex organic compounds by microorganisms is crucial for development of innovative biotechnologies for bioethanol production and for efficient degradation of toxic organic compounds. In natural environment the degradation is usually accomplished by syntrophic consortia comprised of different bacterial species. Here we show that the metabolically versatile phototrophic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris may form its own syntrophic consortia, when it grows anaerobically on p-coumarate or benzoate as a sole carbon source. In the study we reveal the consortia from a comparison of large-scale measurements of mRNA and protein expressions under p-coumarate and benzoate degrading conditions using a novel computational approach referred as phenotype fingerprinting. In this approach marker genes for known R. palustris phenotypes are employed to calculate their expression from the gene and protein expressions in each studied condition. Subpopulations of the consortia are inferred from the expression of phenotypes and known metabolic modes of the R. palustris growth. We find that p-coumarate degrading condition leads to at least three R. palustris subpopulations utilizing p-coumarate, benzoate, and CO2 and H2. Benzoate degrading condition also produces at least three subpopulations utilizing benzoate, CO2 and H2, and N2 and formate. Communication among syntrophs and inter-syntrophic dynamics in each consortium are indicated by up-regulation of transporters and genes involved in the curli formation and chemotaxis. The photoautotrphic subpopulation found in both consortia is characterized by activation of two cbb operons and the uptake hydrogenase system. A specificity of N2-fixing subpopulation in the benzoate degrading consortium is the preferential activation of the vanadium nitrogenase over the molybdenum nitrogenase. The N2-fixing subpopulation in the consortium is confirmed by consumption of dissolved nitrogen gas under the benzoate degrading conditions.

Karpinets, Tatiana V [ORNL; Pelletier, Dale A [ORNL; Pan, Chongle [ORNL; Uberbacher, Edward C [ORNL; Hettich, Robert {Bob} L [ORNL; Samatova, Nagiza F [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Involvement of a Membrane-Bound Class III Adenylate Cyclase in Regulation of Anaerobic Respiration in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1  

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Unlike other bacteria that use FNR to regulate anaerobic respiration, Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 uses the cyclic AMP receptor protein (CRP) for this purpose. Three putative genes, cyaA, cyaB, and cyaC, predicted to encode class I, class IV, and class III adenylate cyclases, respectively, have been identified in the genome sequence of this bacterium. Functional validation through complementation of an Escherichia coli cya mutant confirmed that these genes encode proteins with adenylate cyclase activities. Chromosomal deletion of either cyaA or cyaB did not affect anaerobic respiration with fumarate, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), or Fe(III), whereas deletion of cyaC caused deficiencies in respiration with DMSO and Fe(III) and, to a lesser extent, with fumarate. A phenotype similar to that of a crp mutant, which lacks the ability to grow anaerobically with DMSO, fumarate, and Fe(III), was obtained when both cyaA and cyaC were deleted. Microarray analysis of gene expression in the crp and cyaC mutants revealed the involvement of both genes in the regulation of key respiratory pathways, such as DMSO, fumarate, and Fe(III) reduction. Additionally, several genes associated with plasmid replication, flagellum biosynthesis, and electron transport were differentially expressed in the cyaC mutant but not in the crp mutant. Our results indicated that CyaC plays a major role in regulating anaerobic respiration and may contribute to additional signaling pathways independent of CRP.

Charania, M.; Brockman, K. L.; Zhang, Y.; Banerjee, A.; Pinchuk, Grigoriy E.; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Beliaev, Alex S.; Saffarini, Daad

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Involvement of a Membrane-Bound Class III Adenylate Cyclase in Regulation of Anaerobic Respiration in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1  

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Unlike other bacteria that use FNR to regulate anaerobic respiration, S. oneidensis MR-1 uses the cAMP receptor protein, CRP, for this purpose. Three putative genes, cyaA, cyaB, and cyaC, predicted to encode class I, class IV, and class III adenylate cyclases respectively, have been identified in the genome sequence of this bacterium. Functional validation through complementation of an E. coli cya mutant confirmed that these genes encode proteins with adenylate cyclase activities. Chromosomal deletion of either cyaA or cyaB did not affect anaerobic respiration with fumarate, DMSO, or Fe(III), whereas the deletion of cyaC caused deficiencies in respiration with DMSO and Fe(III), and to a lesser extent with fumarate. A phenotype similar to that of a crp mutant, which lacks the ability to grow anaerobically with DMSO, fumarate, and Fe(III), was obtained when both cyaA and cyaC were deleted. Microarray analysis of gene expression in the crp and the cyaC mutants revealed the involvement of both genes in the regulation of key respiratory pathways such as DMSO, fumarate, and Fe(III) reduction. Additionally, several genes associated with plasmid replication, flagella biosynthesis, and electron transport, were differentially expressed in the cyaC mutant, but not in the crp mutant. Our results indicated that CyaC plays a major role in regulating anaerobic respiration, and may contribute to additional signaling pathways independent of CRP.

Charania, M.; Brockman, K.; Zhang, Yang; Banerjee, A.; Pinchuk, Grigoriy; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Beliaev, Alex S.; Saffarini, Daad

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Working Party on Decommissioning and Dismantling (WPDD) PROCEEDINGS OF THE TOPICAL SESSION ON STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT IN  

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Document complet disponible sur OLIS dans son format d'origine Complete document available on OLIS in its original formatNEA/RWM/WPDD(2006)5 2 NEA/RWM/WPDD(2006)5 FOREWORD Set up by the Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC), the WPDD brings together senior representatives of national organisations who have a broad overview of Decommissioning and Dismantling (D&D) issues through their work as regulators, implementers, R&D experts or policy makers. These include representatives from regulatory authorities, industrial decommissioners from the NEA Co-operative Programme on Exchange of Scientific and Technical Information on Nuclear Installation Decommissioning Projects (CPD), and cross-representation from the other NEA Committees. The EC is a member of the WPDD and the IAEA is participating as an observer. This broad participation provides good possibilities for the co-ordination efforts amongst activities in the international programmes. At its sixth meeting, in Paris, 14-16 November 2005, the WPDD held a topical session on the “Stakeholder Involvement in Decommissioning Projects”. The topical session was jointly planned and

Organisation Coopération; English Or. English; English Or. English

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Ionic mechanisms involved in the release of /sup 3/H-norepinephrine from the cat superior cervical ganglion  

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It has previously been reported that in the isolated cat superior cervical ganglion (SCG) labeled with tritiated norepinephrine (/sup 3/H-NE), the stimulation of the preganglionic trunk at 10 Hz as well as the exposure to 100 ..mu..M exogenous acetylcholine (ACh), produced a Ca/sup + +/-dependent release of /sup 3/H-NE. The present results show that a Ca/sup + +/-dependent release of /sup 3/H-NE was produced also by exposure to either 50 ..mu..M veratridine or 60 mM KCl. Tetrodotoxin (0.5 ..mu..M) abolished the release of /sup 3/H-NE induced by preganglionic stimulation, ACh and veratridine but did not modify the release evoked by KCl. The metabolic distribution of the radioactivity released by the different depolarizing stimuli showed that the /sup 3/H-NE was collected mainly unmetabolized. In the cat SCG neither the release of /sup 3/H-NE evoked by KCl nor the endogenous content of NE was modified by pretreatment with 6-OH-dopamine (6-OH-DA). On the other hand, this chemical sympathectomy depleted the endogenous content of NE in the cat nictitating membrane, whose nerve terminals arise from the SCG. The data presented suggest that the depolarization-coupled release of NE from the cat SCG involves structures that are different to nerve terminals and that contain Na/sup +/ channels as well as Ca/sup + +/.

Alder-Graschinsky, E.; Filinger, E.J.; Martinez, A.E.

1984-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionic mechanisms involved in the release of /sup 3/H-norepinephrine from the cat superior cervical ganglion  

SciTech Connect

It has previously been reported that in the isolated cat superior cervical ganglion (SCG) labeled with tritiated norepinephrine (/sup 3/H-NE), the stimulation of the preganglionic trunk at 10 Hz as well as the exposure to 100 ..mu..M exogenous acetylcholine (ACh), produced a Ca/sup + +/-dependent release of /sup 3/H-NE. The present results show that a Ca/sup + +/-dependent release of /sup 3/H-NE was produced also by exposure to either 50 ..mu..M veratridine or 60 mM KCl. Tetrodotoxin (0.5 ..mu..M) abolished the release of /sup 3/H-NE induced by preganglionic stimulation, ACh and veratridine but did not modify the release evoked by KCl. The metabolic distribution of the radioactivity released by the different depolarizing stimuli showed that the /sup 3/H-NE was collected mainly unmetabolized. In the cat SCG neither the release of /sup 3/H-NE evoked by KCl nor the endogenous content of NE was modified by pretreatment with 6-OH-dopamine (6-OH-DA). On the other hand, this chemical sympathectomy depleted the endogenous content of NE in the cat nictitating membrane, whose nerve terminals arise from the SCG. The data presented suggest that the depolarization-coupled release of NE from the cat SCG involves structure that are different to nerve terminals and that contain Na/sup +/ channels as well as Ca/sup + +/ channels.

Adler-Graschinsky, E.; Filinger, E.J.; Martinez, A.E.

1984-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The human actin-related protein hArp5: Nucleo-cytoplasmic shuttling and involvement in DNA repair  

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Certain actin-related proteins (Arps) of budding yeast are localized in the nucleus, and have essential roles as stoichiometric components of histone acetyltransferase (HAT) and chromatin remodeling complexes. On the other hand, identification of vertebrate nuclear Arps and their functional analyses are just beginning. We show that human Arp5 (hArp5) proteins are localized in the nucleus, and that arp5{delta} yeast cells are partially complemented by hArp5. Thus, hArp5 is a novel member of the nuclear Arps of vertebrates, which possess evolutionarily conserved functions from yeast to humans. We show here that hArp5 shuttles between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. Furthermore, after the induction of DNA double strand breaks (DSB), cell growth and the accumulation of phosphorylated histone H2AX ({gamma}-H2AX) are impaired by hArp5 depletion. Association of hArp5 with the hIno80 chromatin remodeling enzyme and decrease of chromatin-bound hIno80 by hArp5-depletion indicate that hArp5 may have a role in the recruitment of the hINO80 complex to chromatin. Overexpression of hArp5 and hIno80 enhanced {gamma}-H2AX accumulation. These observations suggest that hArp5 is involved in the process of DSB repair through the regulation of the chromatin remodelling machinery.

Kitayama, Kumiko; Kamo, Mariko [Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Tsutsumidori-Amamiyamachi 1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-8555 (Japan); Oma, Yukako [Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Tsutsumidori-Amamiyamachi 1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-8555 (Japan); Department of Molecular and Cellular Genetics, UMR7156 CNRS-ULP, University of Strasbourg, 67084 Strasbourg cedex (France); Matsuda, Ryo [Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Tsutsumidori-Amamiyamachi 1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-8555 (Japan); Uchida, Takafumi [Enzymology, Graduate School of Agricultural, Tohoku University, Tsutsumidori-Amamiyamachi 1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-8555 (Japan); Ikura, Tsuyoshi [Department of Biochemistry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Seiryoumachi 2 2-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8575 (Japan); Tashiro, Satoshi [Department of Cellular Biology, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima 734-8553 (Japan); Ohyama, Takashi [Department of Biology, Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University, 2-2 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8480 (Japan); Winsor, Barbara [Department of Molecular and Cellular Genetics, UMR7156 CNRS-ULP, University of Strasbourg, 67084 Strasbourg cedex (France); Harata, Masahiko [Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Tsutsumidori-Amamiyamachi 1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-8555 (Japan)], E-mail: mharata@biochem.tohoku.ac.jp

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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African American Parent Involvement: An examination of the characteristics that determine the most successful school and parent relationships between lower socioeconomic, African American parents, and highly effective schools  

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94(1), 95 Columbia County School Title I Policy, (2007).Parent involvement in schools: An ecological approach.The Elementary School Journal, 91(3). Compton-Lilly, C. (

Williams, Marcheta Ganther

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ANP inhibits TNF-?-induced endothelial MCP-1 expression— involvement of p38 MAPK and MKP-1  

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Abstract: Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) has been shown to reduce tumor necrosis factor ? (TNF-?)-induced activation of endothelial cells via inhibition of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and nuclear factor (NF)-?B pathways. The aim of this study was to determine whether ANP is able to inhibit TNF-?-induced expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) in endothelial cells and to elucidate the mechanisms involved. Pretreatment of human umbilical vein endothelial cell with ANP significantly reduced TNF-?-induced expression of MCP-1 protein and mRNA. The effects of ANP were shown to be mediated via the guanylyl-cyclase (GC)-coupled A receptor. Activation of the other GC-coupled receptor (natriuretic peptide receptor-B) by the C-type natriuretic peptide as well as activation of soluble GC with S-nitroso-L-glutathione exerted similar effects as ANP, supporting a role for cyclic guanosine monophosphate in the signal transduction. Antisense experiments showed a requirement of MAPK phosphatase-1 (MKP-1) induction and therefore, inhibition of p38 MAPK in the ANPmediated inhibition of TNF-?-induced expression of MCP-1. To investigate a potential interplay between TNF-?-induced activation of p38 MAPK and NF-?B, the p38 MAPK inhibitor SB203580 and a dominant-negative p38 MAPK mutant were used. The results indicated that the blockade of p38 MAPK activity leads to an increased activation of NF-?B and therefore, suggest a counter-regulatory action of p38 MAPK and NF-?B. As antisense experiments revealed a pivotal role for MKP-1 induction and therefore, p38 MAPK inhibition in ANPmediated attenuation of MCP-1 expression, this action seems to be rather independent of NF-?B

Nina C. Weber; Signe B. Blumenthal; Thomas Hartung; Angelika M. Vollmar; Ra K. Kiemer

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experience, Adoption, and Technology: Exploring the Phenomenological Experiences of Faculty Involved in Online Teaching at One School of Public Health  

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This phenomenological study explored the experiences of public health faculty, who developed and taught online courses, at one particular school of public health from 2006 to 2009. The goal was to explore and document the experiences of faculty involved with this phenomenon. A criterion sample was used to identify and select participants. Five public health faculty participated in the study. Data were analyzed in two ways. Written narratives, observational field notes, and artifact data were analyzed using the inducted grounded analysis technique. Interview data were analyzed using the phenomenological data analysis method, Stevic-Colazzi Keen Method. Findings revealed that the experiences of public health faculty, who develop and teach online courses were similar to those in other subjects and were described as difficult, daunting, painful, and time consuming, leaving the public health faculty feeling frustrated and exhausted. While negative feelings described the experience pertaining to the development of online courses, the experience in the teaching phase was seen as positive, enjoyable, joyful, refreshing, and fun. These experiences were found to be contingent upon instructional and organizational support, availability and quality of resources and faculty development and training. Three overarching themes emerged from the study in relation to the experience. These themes included the rhetoric of fear, transformation, and support. The rhetoric of fear described the participants’ sense of being afraid or apprehensive toward developing and teaching online courses. Transformation described the transition participants made as they emerged as online instructors. Support described the structures needed to engage in the activities of developing and teaching online courses. The study also revealed five types of barriers to developing and teaching online courses at this particular school of public health. These barriers included psychological, organizational, technical, instructional, and time barriers. Benefits for developing and teaching online courses were identified. They included availability for students, access and penetration into global markets, instructional innovation, design innovation, and new methods of instructional delivery. This study provides data that can be used by institutions and faculty as they design and implement social, political, and technical infrastructures to support the activities of online teaching.

Kidd, Terry T.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Executive Director for Operations OPTIONS FOR U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION INVOLVEMENT WITH THE NAVY’S REMEDIATION OF THE  

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To obtain Commission approval on options for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) involvement with the Navy’s remediation of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPS) site, and recommended actions to inform the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Navy, and stakeholders about the Commission’s decision regarding NRC’s involvement. This paper does not address any new commitments. SUMMARY: In July 2007 the Navy requested that NRC clarify the potential for NRC involvement with the remediation of the HPS site in San Francisco, California. The Navy explained that resolving uncertainties about NRC jurisdiction and involvement is important because of the potential impact on the Navy’s ongoing remediation and expedited schedules needed to support the redevelopment plans of the City of San Francisco for the site. These redevelopment plans and schedules have high visibility and considerable support from elected Federal, State, and local officials. In response to the Navy’s request, the staff has evaluated three options for NRC’s involvement at the HPS and related policy issues. The staff recommends the option of relying CONTACT:

R. W. Borchardt; Robert L. Johnson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probability of mediastinal involvement in non-small-cell lung cancer: a statistical definition of the clinical target volume for 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy?  

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Purpose: Conformal irradiation (3D-CRT) of non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is largely based on precise definition of the nodal clinical target volume (CTVn). A reduction of the number of nodal stations to be irradiated would facilitate tumor dose escalation. The aim of this study was to design a mathematical tool based on documented data to predict the risk of metastatic involvement for each nodal station. Methods and Materials: We reviewed the large surgical series published in the literature to identify the main pretreatment parameters that modify the risk of nodal invasion. The probability of involvement for the 17 nodal stations described by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) was computed from all these publications. Starting with the primary site of the tumor as the main characteristic, we built a probabilistic tree for each nodal station representing the risk distribution as a function of each tumor feature. Statistical analysis used the inversion of probability trees method described by Weinstein and Feinberg. Validation of the software based on 134 patients from two different populations was performed by receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves and multivariate logistic regression. Results: Analysis of all of the various parameters of pretreatment staging relative to each level of the ATS map results in 20,000 different combinations. The first parameters included in the tree, depending on tumor site, were histologic classification, metastatic stage, nodal stage weighted as a function of the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic examination used (positron emission tomography scan, computed tomography scan), and tumor stage. Software is proposed to compute a predicted probability of involvement of each nodal station for any given clinical presentation. Double cross validation confirmed the methodology. A 10% cutoff point was calculated from ROC and logistic model giving the best prediction of mediastinal lymph node involvement. Conclusion: To more accurately define the CTVn in NSCLC three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, we propose a software that evaluates the risk of mediastinal lymph node involvement from easily accessible individual pretreatment parameters.

Giraud, Philippe [Department of Radiation Oncology, Institut Curie, Paris (France) and Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States)]. E-mail: philippe.giraud@curie.net; De Rycke, Yann [Department of Biostatistics, Institut Curie, Paris (France); Lavole, Armelle [Department of Radiation Oncology, Institut Curie, Paris (France); Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tenon Hospital, Paris (France); Milleron, Bernard [Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tenon Hospital, Paris (France); Cosset, Jean-Marc [Department of Radiation Oncology, Institut Curie, Paris (France); Rosenzweig, Kenneth E. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Factors Engineering for Managers: Computer-Based Training for Utilities Involved in New Nuclear Power Plant Designs, Construct ion and Operation - 2012  

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This product provides a computer-based training (CBT) course in human factors engineering (HFE) for managers. The training materials for this course were developed to provide a foundation in HFE for managers at utilities involved in new nuclear power plants (NPPs). This course will help managers who may be expected to manage the interactions with the vendor and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) during new plant design certification, detailed design and implementation, and development of procedur...

2012-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic evidence that Ras-like GTPases, Gtr1p, and Gtr2p, are involved in epigenetic control of gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae  

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Gtr1p and Gtr2p of Saccharomyces cerevisiae are members of the Ras-like GTP binding family and interact genetically with Prp20p (yeast RCC1), which is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for Gsp1p (yeast homolog of Ran, involved in nuclear export). Recently, Gtr1p and Gtr2p were suggested to be molecular switches in the rapamycin-sensitive TOR signaling pathway. Here, we show that Gtr1p and Gtr2p genetically interact with the chromatin remodeling factor Ino80p. Gtr2p interacted physically with both Rvb1p and Rvb2p. Consistent with these results, Gtr2p localized to chromatin and could activate transcription. Gtr1p and Gtr2p were found to be involved in chromatin silencing in the vicinity of telomeres. Gtr1p and Gtr2p were required to repress nitrogen catabolite-repressed genes, which are repressed by the TOR signaling pathway. We propose that Gtr1p and Gtr2p are involved in epigenetic control of gene expression in the TOR signaling pathway.

Sekiguchi, Takeshi [Department of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3-1-1, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 (Japan); Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency, Nihonbashi, Tokyo 103-0027 (Japan)], E-mail: sekigu@molbiol.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp; Hayashi, Naoyuki [Department of Molecular Pathology, Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0934 (Japan); Wang, Yonggang [Department of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3-1-1, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 (Japan); Kobayashi, Hideki [Department of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3-1-1, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582 (Japan); Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency, Nihonbashi, Tokyo 103-0027 (Japan)

2008-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Tribal and public involvement in the U.S. Department of Energy Mixed Waste Focus Area -- First quarter status report for the period ending December 31, 1995  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Mixed Waste Focus Area (MWFA) began operations in February 1995 to provide technologies for the design, construction, and operation of implementable mixed waste treatment systems as identified in DOE Site Treatment Plans of the Federal Facilities Compliance Act. Implementable mixed waste treatment systems means that they meet the MWFA success criteria and that potential barriers to implementing those treatment systems have been identified and eliminated through effective communications and meaningful involvement with regulators, stakeholders, and tribal governments. The Regulatory and External Liaison Product Area of the MWFA is responsible for ensuring that possible teaming arrangements are considered and integrated into the MWFA technology development and decision-making processes. The Tribal and Public Involvement Team of the MWFA Regulatory and External Liaison Product Area has initiated a variety of activities to facilitate tribal and stakeholder involvement within the MWFA. This document discusses the status of those activities as of the end of the first quarter of the 1996 fiscal year and describes applicable lessons learned and process improvements.

Owens, K.J.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Defining the Risk of Involvement for Each Neck Nodal Level in Patients With Early T-Stage Node-Positive Oropharyngeal Carcinoma  

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Purpose: To assess the risk of ipsilateral subclinical neck nodal involvement for early T-stage/node-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Methods and Materials: Patients undergoing multilevel upfront neck dissection (ND) at Johns Hopkins Hospital within the last 10 years for early clinical T-stage (cT1-2) node-positive (cN+) oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma were identified. Pathologic involvement of Levels IB-V was determined. For each nodal level, the negative predictive value of imaging results was computed by using sensitivity/specificity data for computed tomography (CT). This was used to calculate 1 - negative predictive value, or the risk that a negative level on CT harbors subclinical disease. Results: One hundred three patients met the criteria. Radical ND was performed in 14.6%; modified radical ND, in 70.9%; and selective ND, in 14.6%. Pathologic positivity rates were 9.5%, 91.3%, 40.8%, 18.0%, and 3.3% for Levels IB-V, respectively. Risks of subclinical disease despite negative CT imaging results were calculated as 3.1%, 76.3%, 17.5%, 6.3%, and 1.0% for Levels IB-V, respectively. Conclusions: Levels IB and V are at very low (<5%) risk of involvement, even with ipsilateral to pathologically proven neck disease; this can guide radiation planning. Levels II and III should be included in high-risk volumes regardless of imaging results, and Level IV should be included within the lowest risk volume.

Sanguineti, Giuseppe [Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States)], E-mail: gsangui1@jhmi.edu; Califano, Joseph; Stafford, Edward [Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States); Fox, Jana [Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States); Koch, Wayne; Tufano, Ralph [Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States); Sormani, Maria Pia [Biostatistics Unit, University of Genoa, Genoa (Italy); Forastiere, Arlene [Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States)

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Who's Involved | Department of Energy  

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Thomas Energy Information Agency: Michele Simmons Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence: Patrick Mahony Office of the Secretary: Danielle Dirickson Office of...

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Tobacco Industry Involvement in Colorado  

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the Air May Keep Customers from Clearing the Restaurant.Nation's Restaurant News 2001 June 18:66. Intermountain RKH.157. Smyth Russell. Restaurant Owner Organizes Opposition to

Landman, BA, Anne; Bialick, Peter

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Baldrige FAQs: Senior Leadership Involvement  

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... opportunity for your senior management to learn ... programs have tiered application or recognition systems. ... investment of time and energy could be ...

2011-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Tobacco Industry Involvement in Colorado  

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2004) Pre-Cammpaign Plan. Colorado Tax Initiative. (Sic).Cherry JR. Lorillard. Colorado - Montana - Oregon. 12 AprRS. Tobacco Institute. Colorado Tax Initiative. 29 Jan 1992.

Landman, BA, Anne; Bialick, Peter

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyber Incidents Involving Control Systems  

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The Analysis Function of the US-CERT Control Systems Security Center (CSSC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has prepared this report to document cyber security incidents for use by the CSSC. The description and analysis of incidents reported herein support three CSSC tasks: establishing a business case; increasing security awareness and private and corporate participation related to enhanced cyber security of control systems; and providing informational material to support model development and prioritize activities for CSSC. The stated mission of CSSC is to reduce vulnerability of critical infrastructure to cyber attack on control systems. As stated in the Incident Management Tool Requirements (August 2005) ''Vulnerability reduction is promoted by risk analysis that tracks actual risk, emphasizes high risk, determines risk reduction as a function of countermeasures, tracks increase of risk due to external influence, and measures success of the vulnerability reduction program''. Process control and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, with their reliance on proprietary networks and hardware, have long been considered immune to the network attacks that have wreaked so much havoc on corporate information systems. New research indicates this confidence is misplaced--the move to open standards such as Ethernet, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, and Web technologies is allowing hackers to take advantage of the control industry's unawareness. Much of the available information about cyber incidents represents a characterization as opposed to an analysis of events. The lack of good analyses reflects an overall weakness in reporting requirements as well as the fact that to date there have been very few serious cyber attacks on control systems. Most companies prefer not to share cyber attack incident data because of potential financial repercussions. Uniform reporting requirements will do much to make this information available to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and others who require it. This report summarizes the rise in frequency of cyber attacks, describes the perpetrators, and identifies the means of attack. This type of analysis, when used in conjunction with vulnerability analyses, can be used to support a proactive approach to prevent cyber attacks. CSSC will use this document to evolve a standardized approach to incident reporting and analysis. This document will be updated as needed to record additional event analyses and insights regarding incident reporting. This report represents 120 cyber security incidents documented in a number of sources, including: the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Industrial Security Incident Database, the 2003 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, the KEMA, Inc., Database, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Energy Incident Database, the INL Cyber Incident Database, and other open-source data. The National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) database was also interrogated but, interestingly, failed to yield any cyber attack incidents. The results of this evaluation indicate that historical evidence provides insight into control system related incidents or failures; however, that the limited available information provides little support to future risk estimates. The documented case history shows that activity has increased significantly since 1988. The majority of incidents come from the Internet by way of opportunistic viruses, Trojans, and worms, but a surprisingly large number are directed acts of sabotage. A substantial number of confirmed, unconfirmed, and potential events that directly or potentially impact control systems worldwide are also identified. Twelve selected cyber incidents are presented at the end of this report as examples of the documented case studies (see Appendix B).

Robert J. Turk

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Talking about living and dying with the oldest old: public involvement in a study on end of life care in care homes.  

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required by many health care Goodman et al. BMC Palliative Care 2011, 10:20 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-684X/10/20 Page 2 of 7 facilities for researchers in the UK). They received an annual honorarium, study related expenses and financial support... to the study itself. This approach encouraged residents unfamiliar with a group discussion format to react to statements and to talk about the research openly, possibly because they were discussing their involvement with a third party. PIRg members were...

Goodman, Claire; Mathie, Elspeth; Cowe, Marion; Mendoza, Alex; Westwood, Daphne; Munday, Diane; Wilson, Patricia M; Crang, Clare; Froggatt, Katherine; Iliffe, Steve; Manthorpe, Jill; Gage, Heather; Barclay, Stephen

2011-11-23T23:59:59.000Z