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  1. Energy Transition Initiative: Island Energy Snapshot - Guadeloupe; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-05-27

    This profile provides a snapshot of the energy landscape of Guadeloupe, an overseas region of France located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Guadeloupe’s utility rates are approximately $0.18 U.S. dollars (USD) per kilowatt-hour (kWh), below the Caribbean regional average of $0.33 USD/kWh.

  2. Water demand management in Kuwait

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    Milutinovic, Milan, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01

    Kuwait is an arid country located in the Middle East, with limited access to water resources. Yet water demand per capita is much higher than in other countries in the world, estimated to be around 450 L/capita/day. There ...

  3. The hydrometeorology of Kuwait : characterization and modeling of rainfall distribution

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    Marcella, Marc Pace

    2008-01-01

    This thesis presents a comprehensive study on the hydrometeorology of Kuwait. The spatial, seasonal, and inter annual variability of Kuwait rainfall is discussed based on rain gauge and satellite datasets. It is found that ...

  4. Daylighting systems for the Kuwait National Museum 

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    Ahn, Byoungsoo

    2005-08-29

    May 2005 Major Subject: Architecture ii DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR THE KUWAIT NATIONAL MUSEUM A Thesis by BYOUNGSOO AHN Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... Phillip J. Tabb (Member) (Head of Department) May 2005 Major Subject: Architecture iii ABSTRACT...

  5. Hydrogeological model of a high energy geothermal field (Bouillante area, Guadeloupe, French West Indies)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    (estimated at more than 30 millions m3 using tracer tests) suggest a relatively long (>> 100 years) residence1 Hydrogeological model of a high energy geothermal field (Bouillante area, Guadeloupe, French West, France 3. BRGM, Department of Geothermal Energy 3, Av. Claude Guillemin - 45060 Orléans Cedex 2, France

  6. An option pricing theory explanation of the invasion of Kuwait

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    Muhtaseb, M.R.

    1995-12-31

    The objective of this paper is to explain the invasion of Kuwait by making an analogy between a call option and the Iraq-Kuwait situation before the invasion on August 2, 1990. A number of factors contributed to the issuance of a deep-in-the money European call option to Iraq against Kuwait. The underlying asset is the crude oil reserves under Kuwait. Price of crude oil is determined in world spot markets. The exercise price is equal to the cost of permanently annexing and retaining Kuwait. The volatility is measured by the annualized variance of the weekly rate of return of the spot price of crude oil. Time-to-expiration is equal to the time period between decision date and actual invasion date. Finally, since crude oil prices are quoted in U.S. dollars, the U.S. Treasury bill rate is assumed to be the risk-free rate. In a base-case scenario, Kuwait`s oil reserves amount to 94,500 million barrels valued at $18 a barrell in early February 1990 resulting in a market value of $1,701 billion. Because the cost of the war to Iraq is not known, we assume it is comparable to that of the U.S.-led coalition of $51.0 billion. Time-to-expiration is six months. The treasury bill rate in early 1990 was around 7.5 percent. Annualized standard deviation of weekly rates of return is 0.216. The value of Kuwait`s invasion option is $1,642.25 billion. Depending on the scenario, the value of this special option ranged between $1,450 billion and $3.624 billion. 10 refs., 1 tab.

  7. Analysis of sustainable water supply options for Kuwait

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    Murtaugh, Katharine A. (Katharine Ann)

    2006-01-01

    This thesis considers several options for improving the sustainability of Kuwait's water supply system. The country currently relies heavily on desalination and brackish groundwater extraction. The options considered for ...

  8. Improving Operational Strategies of an Institutional Building in Kuwait 

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    Al-Ragom, F.

    2002-01-01

    in Kuwait has a single flat rate that is 2 fils/kWh (0.6 cents/kWh) for residential and office buildings. This rate has been fixed for the past 35 years (Kuwait, 1983). The rate is low since it is highly subsidized by the Government, while the actual... cost reaches up to 15 fils/kWh (4.8 cents/kWh) depending on the price of oil barrel, the consumer only pays 2 fils/kWh (0.6 cents/kWh). The government subsidizes almost 85% of the electricity price in order to provide higher living standard...

  9. MEW Efforts in Reducing Electricity and Water Consumption in Government and Private Sectors in Kuwait 

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    Al-Tayar, I.

    2011-01-01

    of Engineers, membership No. 1715. MEW EFFORTS IN REDUCING ELECTRICITY AND WATER CONSUMPTION IN GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTORS IN KUWAIT Eng. Iqbal Al-Tayar Manager ? Technical Supervision Department Planning and Training Sector Ministry... of Electricity & Water (MEW) - Kuwait Historical Background - Electricity ? In 1913, the first electric machine was installed in Kuwait to operate 400 lambs for Al-Saif Palace. ? In 1934, two electric generators were installed with a total capacity of 60 k...

  10. International project finance : the case of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

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    Al-Jassar, Sulaiman Ahmed

    2005-01-01

    This thesis examines the record of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in light of changing fashions regarding the proper role and management of such funds in the development finance process. The key ...

  11. Re-examination of the current architectural curriculum at Kuwait University 

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    Abdullah, Mohammad

    2003-01-01

    at Kuwait University, with specific emphasis on its curriculum. In addition, it outlines the factors affecting the degree of integration between the curriculum's components, assures that the program is providing the education needed to prepare...

  12. EA-319-A Fortis Energy Marketing & Trading GP (BNP Paribas Energy...

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    (BNP Paribas Energy Trading GP) to export electric energy to Canada EA-319-A Fortis Energy Marketing & Trading GP (BNP Paribas Energy Trading GP) More Documents & Publications...

  13. Geometric PSO + GP = Particle Swarm Programming

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    Togelius, Julian

    Geometric PSO + GP = Particle Swarm Programming Julian Togelius IDSIA USI/SUPSI, Galleria 2, 6928 (PSO) that applies naturally to both continuous and combinatorial spaces. In this paper we apply GPSO Optimization (PSO) is a relatively recently devised population-based stochastic global optimization al- gorithm

  14. Characterizing Surface Temperature and Clarity of Kuwait's Seawaters Using Remotely Sensed Measurements and GIS Analyses

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    Alsahli, Mohammad M. M.

    2009-11-30

    power. Kuwait seawaters are rich in a diversity of fishery species that provides about 40 to 50% of the country?s seafood demand (Al- Yamani et al., 2004). Kuwait relies on desalination stations and power plants along the coast for its freshwater... ecosystem through the release of more sewage and increase in water temperatures that are elevated by nearby power plants (Bu-Olayan et al., 2001). The growing pressure on the coastal environment is suspected to be associated with documented massive fish...

  15. Kinematics of the helium accretor GP Com

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    T. R. Marsh

    1998-12-23

    We present time-resolved spectra of the double-degenerate binary star, GP Com. The spectra confirm the presence and period (46.5 min) of the `S'-wave feature found by Nather, Robinson and Stover. GP Com is erratically variable at X-ray and UV wavelengths. We have found the equivalent variability in our data, which, as also seen in UV data, is mostly confined to the emission lines. The HeII 4686 changes by the largest amount, consistent with X-ray driven photo-ionisation. The flaring part of the line profiles is broader than the average, as expected if they are dominated by the inner disc. The HeII 4686 profile is especially remarkable in that its blue-shifted peak is 1400 km/s from line centre compared to 700 km/s for the HeI lines (the red-shifted peak is blended with HeI 4713). We deduce that HeII 4686 emission is confined to the inner 1/4 of the disc. We suggest that the activity of the inner disc indicates that accretion is significant (and unstable) there, in contrast to quiescent dwarf novae, in support of models in which GP Com is in a (quasi-)steady-state of low mass transfer rate. GP Com shows triple-peaked lines profiles which consist of the usual double-peaked profiles from a disc plus a narrow component at line centre. We find evidence for both radial velocity and flux variability in this component, inconsistent with a nebula origin. The radial velocity amplitude and its phase relative to the `S'-wave are consistent with an origin on the accreting white dwarf, if the mass ratio, q = M2/M1, is of order 0.02, as expected on evolutionary grounds. However this explanation is still not satisfactory as the systemic velocity of the narrow component shows significant variation from line to line, and we have no explanation for this.

  16. NNSA Signs Memorandum with Kuwait to Increase Cooperation on Nuclear Safeguards and Nonproliferation

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    Thomas D'Agostino

    2010-09-01

    On June 23, 2010, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on nuclear safeguards and other nonproliferation topics with the Kuwait National Nuclear Energy Committee (KNNEC). NNSA Administrator Thomas D'Agostino and KNNEC's Secretary General, Dr. Ahmad Bishara, signed the memorandum at a ceremony at U.S. Department of Energy headquarters in Washington.

  17. Evolution of Force-Generating Equations for PSO using GP

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    Poli, Riccardo

    Evolution of Force-Generating Equations for PSO using GP Cecilia Di Chio, Riccardo Poli- gramming (GP), can automatically generate new PSO algorithms that outperform standard PSOs designed Swarm Optimisation (PSO) [5]. PSOs use a population of "interacting particles" (i.e. candidate solutions

  18. Sustainable water resources development in Kuwait : an integrated approach with comparative analysis of the case of Singapore

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    Nazerali, Nasruddin A

    2007-01-01

    This thesis assesses the water resource status of Kuwait and Singapore, both countries considered as water scarce. The institutional aspect of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) efforts in both countries is closely ...

  19. An examination of the perceived need and recommended body of knowledge for architectural internship programs in Kuwait 

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    Abdullah, Mohammad

    2007-09-17

    This study stresses and reflects a professional concern for the state of architecture in Kuwait, with a specific emphasis on the development of competence of architectural students and recent graduates on professional knowledge areas...

  20. NUCLEAR AND GP-NUCLEAR GROUPS XABIER DOMINGUEZ AND VAJA TARIELADZE

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    Colominas, Ignasi

    NUCLEAR AND GP-NUCLEAR GROUPS XABIER DOM´INGUEZ AND VAJA TARIELADZE Dedicated to Professor S. Cs´asz´ar on the ocassion of his 75th. birthday Abstract. We define GP-nuclear groups as topological Abelian groups is needed for GP-nuclearity. Some permanence properties of the class of GP-nuclear groups are obtained. Our

  1. Photo: G.P. Schmahl Name a New Manta Contest

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    Photo: G.P. Schmahl Name a New Manta Contest Manta Catalog Flower Garden Banks National Marine are photos of a new manta ray that has not yet been added to our Manta Catalog. She was spotted at East entries will not be considered. Unidentified manta ray at East Flower Garden Bank in July 2015. Photo: G

  2. ORIGINAL PAPER GP challenge: evolving energy function for protein

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    ORIGINAL PAPER GP challenge: evolving energy function for protein structure prediction Pawel Widera structures. This distinction is made by estimation of the structure energy. The energy function used of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction) experiment is defined as a weighted sum of a set of energy terms

  3. A HYBRID GP-FUZZY APPROACH FOR RESEVOIR CHARACTERIZATION

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    the data. Figure 1. Schematic of the seismic method. Seismic data require extensive processing to obtain is presented. This approach uses a two-step divide-and-conquer process for modelling. First, GP is applied #12;272 Tina Yu, Dave Wilkinson and Deyi Xie recovery is using data integration (such as seismic

  4. Implementation of Smart Operation Strategies for Air-Conditioning and Lighting Systems for Ministries Complex in the State of Kuwait 

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    Al-Mulla, A.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Al-Nakib, D.; Ishaqali, H.

    2009-01-01

    The smart operation strategies were implemented for Air-Conditioning (A/C) and lighting systems to reduce the national load at Ministries Complex (MC) in the state of Kuwait. The A/C system in MC is a district cooling system that comprises of 8...

  5. FlexGP : a scalable system for factored learning in the cloud

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    Derby, Owen C

    2013-01-01

    This work presents FlexGP, a new system designed for scalable machine learning in the cloud. FlexGP presents a learner-agnostic, data-parallel approach to cloud-based distributed learning using existing single-machine ...

  6. Silver pomfret (Pampus Argenteus, Euphrasen, 1788) spatial variation in Kuwait and implications for establing marine protected areas, a GIS based approach 

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    Al-Kandari, Mohammed

    2013-08-07

    in Kuwait waters and its habitat preference was analyzed in a Geographical Information System (GIS), as a basis to design a marine protected area (MPA). The data analyzed comprised catch, maturity stage, temperature, salinity and bottom type, obtained...

  7. Structural Analysis of a Highly Glycosylated and Unliganded gp120-Based Antigen Using Mass Spectrometry

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    L Wang; Y Qin; S Ilchenko; J Bohon; W Shi; M Cho; K Takamoto; M Chance

    2011-12-31

    Structural characterization of the HIV-1 envelope protein gp120 is very important for providing an understanding of the protein's immunogenicity and its binding to cell receptors. So far, the crystallographic structure of gp120 with an intact V3 loop (in the absence of a CD4 coreceptor or antibody) has not been determined. The third variable region (V3) of the gp120 is immunodominant and contains glycosylation signatures that are essential for coreceptor binding and entry of the virus into T-cells. In this study, we characterized the structure of the outer domain of gp120 with an intact V3 loop (gp120-OD8) purified from Drosophila S2 cells utilizing mass spectrometry-based approaches. We mapped the glycosylation sites and calculated the glycosylation occupancy of gp120-OD8; 11 sites from 15 glycosylation motifs were determined as having high-mannose or hybrid glycosylation structures. The specific glycan moieties of nine glycosylation sites from eight unique glycopeptides were determined by a combination of ECD and CID MS approaches. Hydroxyl radical-mediated protein footprinting coupled with mass spectrometry analysis was employed to provide detailed information about protein structure of gp120-OD8 by directly identifying accessible and hydroxyl radical-reactive side chain residues. Comparison of gp120-OD8 experimental footprinting data with a homology model derived from the ligated CD4-gp120-OD8 crystal structure revealed a flexible V3 loop structure in which the V3 tip may provide contacts with the rest of the protein while residues in the V3 base remain solvent accessible. In addition, the data illustrate interactions between specific sugar moieties and amino acid side chains potentially important to the gp120-OD8 structure.

  8. Pacific Northwest Laboratory Gulfstream I measurements of the Kuwait oil-fire plume, July--August 1991

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    Busness, K.M.; Hales, J.M.; Hannigan, R.V.; Thorp, J.M.; Tomich, S.D.; Warren, M.J. ); Al-Sunaid, A.A. ); Daum, P.H.; Mazurek, M. )

    1992-11-01

    In 1991, the Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted a series of aircraft measurements to determine pollutant and radiative properties of the smoke plume from oil fires in Kuwait. This work was sponsored by the US Department emanating of Energy, in cooperation with several other agencies as part of an extensive effort coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization, to obtain a comprehensive data set to assess the characteristics of the plume and its environmental impact. This report describes field measurement activities and introduces the various data collected, but provides only limited analyses of these data. Results of further data analyses will be presented in subsequent open-literature publications.

  9. Program Cycle Category Study Title G&P (PRF) Fall 2012 1 Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia: defining the

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    Bejerano, Gill

    Safety and Efficacy of Probiotics in Infants and Children in Bangladesh G&P (PRF) Fall 2012 4 Molecular

  10. Engineering of HIV gp120 by yeast surface display for neutralizing antibody characterization and immunogen design

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    Mata-Fink, Jordi

    2013-01-01

    The sequence diversity of glycoprotein gp120 of the envelope spike of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) allows the virus to escape from antibody selection pressure. Certain conserved epitopes, like the CD4 binding site, ...

  11. LEDS GP Success Story: Fostering Coordinated LEDS Support in Kenya (Fact Sheet)

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    2014-03-01

    The LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) strives to advance climate-resilient, low-emission development through catalyzing collaboration, information exchange, and action on the ground. The Government of Kenya is a key LEDS GP member and offers an inspiring example of how LEDS GP is having an impact globally. The 2012 LEDS Collaboration in Action workshop in London provided an interactive space for members to share experiences on cross-ministerial LEDS leadership and to learn about concrete development impacts of LEDS around the world. Inspired by these stories, the Kenya's Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 (MPND) began to collaborate closely with the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources to create strong links between climate change action and development in the country, culminating in the integration of Kenya's National Climate Change Action Plan and the country's Medium Term Development Plan.

  12. FlexGP 2.0 : multiple levels of parallelism in distributed machine learning via genetic programming

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    Sherry, Dylan J. (Dylan Jacob)

    2013-01-01

    This thesis presents FlexGP 2.0, a distributed cloud-backed machine learning system. FlexGP 2.0 features multiple levels of parallelism which provide a significant improvement in accuracy v.s. elapsed time. The amount of ...

  13. The Fusion Activity of HIV-1 gp41 Depends on Interhelical Interactions*

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    Chan, David

    The Fusion Activity of HIV-1 gp41 Depends on Interhelical Interactions* Received for publication, the transmem- brane subunit of the viral envelope protein. Crystallo- graphic studies have revealed that fusion and target membranes together, resulting in membrane fusion and viral entry. We test this hypothesis

  14. Rapid Conformational Epitope Mapping of Anti-gp120 Antibodies with a Designed Mutant Panel Displayed on Yeast

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    Mata-Fink, Jordi

    gp120 is a substrate for protein engineering both for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) immunogen design and as a bait for isolating anti-HIV antibodies from patient samples. In this work, we describe the display of a ...

  15. A non subjective approach to the GP algorithm for analysing noisy time series

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    K. P. Harikrishnan; R. Misra; G. Ambika; A. K. Kembhavi

    2006-03-11

    We present an adaptation of the standard Grassberger-Proccacia (GP) algorithm for estimating the Correlation Dimension of a time series in a non subjective manner. The validity and accuracy of this approach is tested using different types of time series, such as, those from standard chaotic systems, pure white and colored noise and chaotic systems added with noise. The effectiveness of the scheme in analysing noisy time series, particularly those involving colored noise, is investigated. An interesting result we have obtained is that, for the same percentage of noise addition, data with colored noise is more distinguishable from the corresponding surrogates, than data with white noise. As examples for real life applications, analysis of data from an astrophysical X-ray object and human brain EEG, are presented.

  16. Thermal-hydraulic analysis of the LANL/IPPE/EDO-GP 1-MW LBE target

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    He, X.; Ammerman, C.; Woloshun, K.; Li, N.

    2000-07-01

    The accelerator-driven transmutation of waste (ATW) concept has been proposed by the United States and other countries to transmute plutonium, higher actinides, and other environmentally hazardous fission products. One of the key components in the ATW concept is a target that, via spallation, produces neutrons to transmute nuclear waste. Since significant heat is generated during fissioning of the waste actinides, an efficient heat removal system is necessary. Liquid lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) is an efficient coolant as well as a good spallation target for production of neutrons. The LBE coolant technology has been successfully used in Russian submarine nuclear reactors. The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) has funded the Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE) and the Experiment and Design Organization-Gidropress (EDO-GP) of Russia to design and manufacture a pilot target (Target Circuit One-TC1) that incorporates Russian LBE technology into the ATW concept. The target will be tested in the 800-MeV, 1-mA proton beam at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in 2 yr. These target experiments will provide valuable information on the performance of LBE as both spallation target and coolant. They will also help to design target/blanket systems for future ATW facilities. In summary, the authors have carried out thermal-hydraulic analyses for the LANL/IPPE/EDO-GP 1-MW LBE target. It is shown that the current design is suitable for the beam-on tests. The diffuser plate successfully enhances the coolant flow around the window center but still avoids generating recirculation zone downstream. The temperature range is within the proper operation range for both the LBE coolant and the structural materials.

  17. Guadeloupe: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  18. sup 1 H and sup 31 P-NMR assignments of the non-exchangeable protons of the consensus acceptor exon:intron junction d(CpTpApCpApGpGpT)

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    Lown, J.W.; Chang, D.K.; Debart, F.; Rayner, B.; Imbach, J.L. )

    1986-06-01

    The consensus acceptor exon:intron junction d(CpTpApCpApGpGpT) has been synthesized by a modified phosphotriester method. The non-self complementary octamer exists in the single strand form in aqueous buffer at 20 degrees C as evidenced by temperature variable {sup 1}H-NMR and NOE measurements. The non-exchangeable proton assignments were secured using a combination of techniques including two-dimensional COSY, NOESY and the double quantum technique {sup 1}H-{sup 1}H-INADEQUATE as well as inversion recovery T1 experiments. The new technique of {sup 31}P-1H shift correlation is particularly valuable in removing certain ambiguities in the sugar proton assignments. Characteristic chemical shifts for the base protons which are determined by their immediate molecular environments are also useful in assignments. The consensus acceptor exon:intron junction adopts a random coil conformation in solution under the experimental conditions employed.

  19. Characterization of the Neutron Detector Upgrade to the GP-SANS and BIO-SANS Instruments at HFIR

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    Berry, Kevin D [ORNL; Bailey, Katherine M [ORNL; Beal, Justin D [ORNL; Diawara, Yacouba [ORNL; Funk, Loren L [ORNL; Hicks, J Steve [ORNL; Jones, Amy Black [ORNL; Littrell, Ken [ORNL; Summers, Randy [ORNL; Urban, Volker S [ORNL; Vandergriff, David H [ORNL; Johnson, Nathan [GE Energy Services; Bradley, Brandon [GE Energy Services

    2012-01-01

    Over the past year, new 1 m x 1 m neutron detectors have been installed at both the General Purpose SANS (GP-SANS) and the Bio-SANS instruments at HFIR, each intended as an upgrade to provide improved high rate capability. This paper presents the results of characterization studies performed in the detector test laboratory, including position resolution, linearity and background, as well as a preliminary look at high count rate performance.

  20. EuroGP-2014, Miguel Nicolau, Krzysztof Krawiec, Malcolm Heywood Eds., LNCS, Granada, Spain 23-25 April, Springer.

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    ] and are particularly interested in GP to generate code [4; 5], for bug fixing [6] and for improving ex- isting code [7 to cheaply generate software which meets multiple interacting performance constraints, such as memory limits.24 none 92 Tesla T10 2009 1.3 30 × 8 = 240 1.30 none 72 Tesla C2050 2010 2.0 14 × 32 = 448 1.15 16/48KB 0

  1. GRP94/gp96 Elicits ERK Activation in Murine Macrophages A ROLE FOR ENDOTOXIN CONTAMINATION IN NF-B ACTIVATION AND NITRIC OXIDE PRODUCTION*

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    Nicchitta, Chris

    GRP94/gp96 Elicits ERK Activation in Murine Macrophages A ROLE FOR ENDOTOXIN CONTAMINATION IN NF- B signaling and ni- tric oxide production, as well as the MAP kinase p38, JNK, and ERK signaling cascades a marked increase in ERK phosphorylation at protein concentrations as low as 2 g/ml. These results

  2. Motion fading is driven by perceived, not actual angular velocity P.J. Kohler a,*, G.P. Caplovitz a,b,c

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    Bucci, David J.

    Motion fading is driven by perceived, not actual angular velocity P.J. Kohler a,*, G.P. Caplovitz a stop. Here we examine the relationship between such `motion fad- ing' and perceived angular velocity that whenever there is a difference in the perceived angular velocity of two patterns of dots that are in fact

  3. This article was downloaded by:[Kuwait University] [Kuwait University

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    van der Aalst, Wil

    standards: the case of axalant', International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 1 - 17 To linkJH, UK International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing Publication details, including://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713804665 Combining workflow and PDM based on the workflow management coalition and STEP standards: the case

  4. Kuwait City, Kuwait: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  5. Glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored membrane association of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus GP4 glycoprotein and its co-localization with CD163 in lipid rafts

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    Du, Yijun [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States) [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Shandong Key Laboratory of Animal Disease Control and Breeding, Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Jinan (China); Pattnaik, Asit K. [School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0900 (United States)] [School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0900 (United States); Song, Cheng [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States)] [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Yoo, Dongwan, E-mail: dyoo@illinois.edu [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States)] [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Li, Gang, E-mail: dyoo@illinois.edu [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States) [Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61802 (United States); Institute of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing (China)

    2012-03-01

    The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) glycoprotein 4 (GP4) resembles a typical type I membrane protein in its structure but lacks a hydrophilic tail at the C-terminus, suggesting that GP4 may be a lipid-anchored membrane protein. Using the human decay-accelerating factor (DAF; CD55), a known glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI) lipid-anchored protein, chimeric constructs were made to substitute the GPI-anchor domain of DAF with the putative lipid-anchor domain of GP4, and their membrane association and lipase cleavage were determined in cells. The DAF-GP4 fusion protein was transported to the plasma membrane and was cleaved by phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC), indicating that the C-terminal domain of GP4 functions as a GPI anchor. Mutational studies for residues adjacent to the GPI modification site and characterization of respective mutant viruses generated from infectious cDNA clones show that the ability of GP4 for membrane association corresponded to virus viability and growth characteristics. The residues T158 ({omega} - 2, where {omega} is the GPI moiety at E160), P159 ({omega} - 1), and M162 ({omega} + 2) of GP4 were determined to be important for virus replication, with M162 being of particular importance for virus infectivity. The complete removal of the peptide-anchor domain in GP4 resulted in a complete loss of virus infectivity. The depletion of cholesterol from the plasma membrane of cells reduced the virus production, suggesting a role of lipid rafts in PRRSV infection. Remarkably, GP4 was found to co-localize with CD163 in the lipid rafts on the plasma membrane. Since CD163 has been reported as a cellular receptor for PRRSV and GP4 has been shown to interact with this receptor, our data implicates an important role of lipid rafts during entry of the virus.

  6. Structure of HIV-1 gp120 V1/V2 domain with broadly neutralizing antibody PG9

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    McLellan, Jason S.; Pancera, Marie; Carrico, Chris; Gorman, Jason; Julien, Jean-Philippe; Khayat, Reza; Louder, Robert; Pejchal, Robert; Sastry, Mallika; Dai, Kaifan; O’ Dell, Sijy; Patel, Nikita; Shahzad-ul-Hussan, Syed; Yang, Yongping; Zhang, Baoshan; Zhou, Tongqing; Zhu, Jiang; Boyington, Jeffrey C.; Chuang, Gwo-Yu; Diwanji, Devan; Georgiev, Ivelin; Kwon, Young Do; Lee, Doyung; Louder, Mark K.; Moquin, Stephanie; Schmidt, Stephen D.; Yang, Zhi-Yong; Bonsignori, Mattia; Crump, John A.; Kapiga, Saidi H.; Sam, Noel E.; Haynes, Barton F.; Burton, Dennis R.; Koff, Wayne C.; Walker, Laura M.; Phogat, Sanjay; Wyatt, Richard; Orwenyo, Jared; Wang, Lai-Xi; Arthos, James; Bewley, Carole A.; Mascola, John R.; Nabel, Gary J.; Schief, William R.; Ward, Andrew B.; Wilson, Ian A.; Kwong, Peter D. (UWASH); (NIH); (Scripps); (Duke); (IAVI); (Maryland-MED)

    2012-12-13

    Variable regions 1 and 2 (V1/V2) of human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) gp120 envelope glycoprotein are critical for viral evasion of antibody neutralization, and are themselves protected by extraordinary sequence diversity and N-linked glycosylation. Human antibodies such as PG9 nonetheless engage V1/V2 and neutralize 80% of HIV-1 isolates. Here we report the structure of V1/V2 in complex with PG9. V1/V2 forms a four-stranded {beta}-sheet domain, in which sequence diversity and glycosylation are largely segregated to strand-connecting loops. PG9 recognition involves electrostatic, sequence-independent and glycan interactions: the latter account for over half the interactive surface but are of sufficiently weak affinity to avoid autoreactivity. The structures of V1/V2-directed antibodies CH04 and PGT145 indicate that they share a common mode of glycan penetration by extended anionic loops. In addition to structurally defining V1/V2, the results thus identify a paradigm of antibody recognition for highly glycosylated antigens, which - with PG9 - involves a site of vulnerability comprising just two glycans and a strand.

  7. ARM - Instrument - gp

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  8. Structural insights into the specific anti-HIV property of actinohivin: structure of its complex with the ?(1–2)mannobiose moiety of gp120

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    Hoque, M. Mominul [Iwaki Meisei University, 5-5-1 Chuodai-Iino, Iwaki, Fukushima 970-8551 (Japan); Rajshahi University, Rajshahi (Bangladesh); Suzuki, Kaoru [Iwaki Meisei University, Iwaki, Fukushima 970-8551 (Japan); Tsunoda, Masaru; Jiang, Jiandong; Zhang, Fang; Takahashi, Atsushi; Ohbayashi, Naomi; Zhang, Xiaoxue [Iwaki Meisei University, 5-5-1 Chuodai-Iino, Iwaki, Fukushima 970-8551 (Japan); Tanaka, Haruo [Iwaki Meisei University, 5-5-1 Chuodai-Iino, Iwaki, Fukushima 970-8551 (Japan); Iwaki Meisei University, 5-5-1 Chuodai-Iino, Iwaki, Fukushima 970-8551 (Japan); KIIM Pharmaceutical Laboratories Inc., Fukushima 970-8551 (Japan); ?mura, Satoshi [Kitasato University, Tokyo 108-8641 (Japan); Takénaka, Akio, E-mail: atakenak@sakura.email.ne.jp [Iwaki Meisei University, 5-5-1 Chuodai-Iino, Iwaki, Fukushima 970-8551 (Japan); Iwaki Meisei University, 5-5-1 Chuodai-Iino, Iwaki, Fukushima 970-8551 (Japan); Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama 226-8501 (Japan)

    2012-12-01

    X-ray analysis of anti-HIV actinohivin in complex with the target ?(1-2)mannobiose moiety of high-mannose type glycans attached to HIV-1 gp120 reveals that the three rotamers generated with 120 rotations around the molecular pseudo-rotation axis are packed randomly in the unit cell according to the P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1} symmetry to exhibit an apparent space group P2{sub 1}3 as the statistical structure. However, the high-resolution X-ray structure shows the detailed interaction geometry for specific binding. Actinohivin (AH) is an actinomycete lectin with a potent specific anti-HIV activity. In order to clarify the structural evidence for its specific binding to the ?(1–2)mannobiose (MB) moiety of the D1 chains of high-mannose-type glycans (HMTGs) attached to HIV-1 gp120, the crystal structure of AH in complex with MB has been determined. The AH molecule is composed of three identical structural modules, each of which has a pocket in which an MB molecule is bound adopting a bracket-shaped conformation. This conformation is stabilized through two weak C—H?O hydrogen bonds facilitated by the ?(1–2) linkage. The binding features in the three pockets are quite similar to each other, in accordance with the molecular pseudo-threefold symmetry generated from the three tandem repeats in the amino-acid sequence. The shape of the pocket can accept two neighbouring hydroxyl groups of the O{sup 3} and O{sup 4} atoms of the equatorial configuration of the second mannose residue. To recognize these atoms through hydrogen bonds, an Asp residue is located at the bottom of each pocket. Tyr and Leu residues seem to block the movement of the MB molecules. Furthermore, the O{sup 1} atom of the axial configuration of the second mannose residue protrudes from each pocket into an open space surrounded by the conserved hydrophobic residues, suggesting an additional binding site for the third mannose residue of the branched D1 chain of HMTGs. These structural features provide strong evidence indicating that AH is only highly specific for MB and would facilitate the highly specific affinity of AH for any glycoprotein carrying many HMTGs, such as HIV-1 gp120.

  9. Structure of duplex DNA containing the cisplatin 1,2-{Pt(NH3)2}[superscript 2]+-d(GpG) crosslink at 1.77 [Angstrom] resolution

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    Todd, Ryan C.

    We report the 1.77-Å resolution X-ray crystal structure of a dodecamer DNA duplex with the sequence 5?-CCTCTGGTCTCC-3? that has been modified to contain a single engineered 1,2-cis-{Pt(NH3)2}2+-d(GpG) cross-link, the major ...

  10. Kuwait: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  11. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation | Open Energy Information

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  12. GP Solarpark | Open Energy Information

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  13. GP-8 LAWS AND REGULATIONS

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  14. Structural analysis of a novel rabbit monoclonal antibody R53 targeting an epitope in HIV-1 gp120 C4 region critical for receptor and co-receptor binding

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    Pan, Ruimin; Chen, Yuxin; Vaine, Michael; Hu, Guangnan; Wang, Shixia; Lu, Shan; Kong, Xiang -Peng

    2015-07-15

    The fourth conserved region (C4) in the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env) gp120 is a structural element that is important for its function, as it binds to both the receptor CD4 and the co-receptor CCR5/CXCR4. It has long been known that this region is highly immunogenic and that it harbors B-cell as well as T-cell epitopes. It is the target of a number of antibodies in animal studies, which are called CD4-blockers. However, the mechanism by which the virus shields itself from such antibody responses is not known. Here, we determined the crystal structure of R53 in complex with its epitopemore »peptide using a novel anti-C4 rabbit monoclonal antibody R53. Our data show that although the epitope of R53 covers a highly conserved sequence 433AMYAPPI439, it is not available in the gp120 trimer and in the CD4-bound conformation. Our results suggest a masking mechanism to explain how HIV-1 protects this critical region from the human immune system.« less

  15. The Earth's Frame Dragging via Laser Ranged Satellites: a Response to 'Some considerations on the present-day results for the detection of frame-dragging after the final outcome of GP-B' by L. Iorio [arXiv:1105.4145

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    J. C. Ries; I. Ciufolini; E. C. Pavlis; A. Paolozzi; R. Koenig; R. A. Matzner; G. Sindoniand H. Neumayer

    2013-05-13

    In this note, we reply to the preceding paper by Iorio: "Some considerations on the present-day results for the detection of frame-dragging after the final outcome of GP-B, Europhysics Letters", we address criticisms regarding the Lense-Thirring frame-dragging experiment results obtained from the laser ranging to the two LAGEOS satellites.

  16. Energy Conservation Program in Kuwait: A Local Perspective 

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    Hajiah, A. E.

    2006-01-01

    , and nuclear energy. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) 1997 annual report, the industrialized countries including North America and Western Europe consumed more than 50% of the energy used in the world as illustrated in Table 1 [1..., such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF 6 ) [2]. Total energy-related CO 2 emissions for the world in 2001 are estimated at 23,899 million metric tons. Emissions for the industrialized world (North America, Western...

  17. UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar Carnegie Mellon University

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    ;Healthcare Benefits International/ In Network US Out of Network US Hospital Charges Nursing, accommodation Immunizations Paid in Full Paid in Full Adult Travel Vaccinations Paid in Full Paid in Full Adult Preventive

  18. Conceptual Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal design for Kuwait 

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    Aljeeran, Fares

    2006-08-16

    This research study investigated a new conceptual design for a modular structural configuration incorporating storage for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) within the base of the platform structure. The structure, referred to as a modified gravity base...

  19. The life cycle assessment of concrete manufacturing in Kuwait

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    El Mostafa, Mayce (Mayce A.)

    2013-01-01

    Concrete is the second most widely used material in the world after water. Annually 9,120 million tons of concrete are produced, which is an equivalent of 1.3 tons of concrete per individual. As the world's primary ...

  20. NREL: Technology Transfer - Kuwait Visitors Interested in NREL...

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    to improve energy efficiency in their refining operations. KOC may also apply concentrated solar power technology to produce some of the steam needed in the company's operations...

  1. State of Kuwait Ministry of Oil | Open Energy Information

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  2. U.S. Energy Secretary Visits Kuwait | Department of Energy

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  3. GP Batteries International Limited | Open Energy Information

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  4. Dynamically polarized target for the gp2 and GpE experiments at Jefferson Lab

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    Pierce, J.; Maxwell, J.; Badman, T.; Brock, J.; Carlin, C.; Crabb, D. G.; Day, D.; Keith, C. D.; Kvaltine, N.; Meekins, D. G.; et al

    2013-12-16

    We describe a dynamically polarized target that has been utilized for two electron scattering experiments in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. The primary components of the target are a new, high cooling power 4 He evaporation refrigerator, and a re-purposed, superconducting split-coil magnet. It has been used to polarize protons in irradiated NH3 at a temperature of 1 K and at fields of 2.5 and 5.0 Tesla. The performance of the target material in the electron beam under these conditions will be discussed. The maximum polarizations of 28% and 95% were obtained at those fields, respectively. To satisfy the requirementsmore »of both experiments, the magnet had to be routinely rotated between angles of 0, 6, and 90 degrees with respect to the incident electron beam. This was accomplished using a new rotating vacuum seal which permits rotations to be performed in only a few minutes.« less

  5. Remote and in situ plume measurements of acid gas release from La Soufrie`re volcano, Guadeloupe

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    Beauducel, François

    measurements which suggest a magmatic origin of the gases. Readjustments inside the volcanic system may have taken place during the seismic activity beginning in 1992 and enhance the transfer of magmatic gases: mlbernar@univ-ag.fr (M.-L. Bernard). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 150 (2006) 395­409 www

  6. Constitutional Environment and Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Study

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    Zhang, Wei

    2012-01-01

    Japan Kuwait Latvia Macedonia Malaysia Malta MauritiusItaly Japan Kuwait Latvia Macedonia Malaysia Malta MauritiusItaly Japan Kuwait Latvia Macedonia Malaysia Malta Mauritius

  7. Arabidopsis gp91phox homologues AtrbohD and

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    Dangl, Jeff

    Coker Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280; and §The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Colney, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom Edited by Klaus Hahlbrock, Max Planck

  8. Normality of Torus Orbit Closures in G=P

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    Fournier, John J.F.

    of the line [v ! ] 2 P(V (!)), we are led to 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification. 14M15, 14M25, 14L30. Both authors partially supported by a grant of the Natural Sciences and Engineering research Council into T ­eigenvectors, and many geometric properties of X(v) follow directly from properties of the Newton polytope of v

  9. A More Stable Approach To LISP Tree GP Joseph Doliner

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    May, J. Peter

    (naturally selected) from the population with respect to a strictly increasing function of fitness to partic little consensus on the specifics of how this should be handled, however EC has proved very good

  10. Boston Power GP Batteries JV | Open Energy Information

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  11. Social and Economic Challenges of Implementing Sustainable Materials on Buildings in Kuwait 

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    Al-Foraih, R.; Al-Fahad, F.

    2012-01-01

    Many factors affect attaining the required credits for LEED materials and Many factors affect attaining the required credits for LEED materials and resources (MR) section. There are disadvantages in obtaining credits and LEED certifying an existing...

  12. The Influence of Air-Conditioning Efficiency in the Peak Load Demand for Kuwait 

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    Ali, A. A.; Maheshwari, G. P.

    2007-01-01

    A model co-relating the peak load demand of a utility with the allowable power rating (PR) of air-conditioning (AC) systems has been developed in this paper through a well defined methodology. The model is capable to predict the extent of allowable...

  13. Implementation of Simple Measures for Savings Water and Energy Consumption in Kuwait Government Buildings 

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    Albaharani, H.; Al-Mulla, A.

    2012-01-01

    ?installs?a?small? desalination?plant ? 1960 ? discovery?of?fresh?water?at? AlRaudhatain ? 1970?? to?date ? rapid?increase?of? desalination?capacity Historical?Background??Water Electricity?Generation?and?Water? Desalination No. Power?Station Established Electricity...? Co m m unicatio ns N atio nal?G uard Kuwai t?O il? Co m p any Kuwai t?Fir e?Service? D irecto rate Higher?Committee?for?saving ? Social?activities?such?as?nursing?homes?for?youths,? sport...

  14. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman Meets with U.S. Troops in Kuwait |

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  15. Environmental Science and Pollution ISSN 0944-1344

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    1 23 Environmental Science and Pollution Research ISSN 0944-1344 Environ Sci Pollut Res DOI 10 PROTECTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: LEGACY MANAGEMENT AND NEW CONCEPTS Assessment of the contamination . Organochlorine pollution . Marine fauna . Contamination . Guadeloupe . Martinique Introduction Guadeloupe

  16. Heat flux measurement from thermal infrared imagery in low-flux fumarolic zones: Example of the Ty fault (La Soufrire de Guadeloupe)

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    Beauducel, François

    the geothermal flux of a dormant volcano is necessary both for hazard assessment and for studying hydrothermal for the thermal infrared method, and 275 ± 50 W/m2 for the vertical temperature gradient method), if surface through connected porosity and fissures of rocks in which the thermal vertical gradient is nil. Near

  17. X:\\L6046\\Data_Publication\\Pma\\current\\ventura\\pma.vp

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    Kuwait, Neutral Zone, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. b Includes Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates...

  18. X:\\L6046\\Data_Publication\\Pma\\current\\ventura\\pma.vp

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    Kuwait, Neutral Zone, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. c Includes Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates...

  19. Challenges of tuberculosis prevention through early detection of latent tuberculosis infection in new immigrants to the State of Kuwait 

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    Al-Harbi, Adel Mohanna

    2012-11-30

    Introduction: Despite management advances worldwide, tuberculosis still remains a serious uncontrolled disease. The absence of either a ‘gold’ standard diagnostic test, or a conventional rapid ‘reference’ laboratory test ...

  20. Enhanced Operation Strategies for Air-Conditioning and Lighting Systems Toward Peak Power Reduction for an Office Building in Kuwait 

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    Alghimlas, F.; Al-Mulla, A.; Maheshwari, G.P.; Al-Nakib, D.

    2012-01-01

    t i o n ( M W h / y ) * 1 0 6 P e a k P o w e r D e m a n d ( M W ) Years Peak power Yearly Electricity Consumption Typical?Power?Demand?Profile?for?Summer?Day 5 2 0 0 5 5 8 0 5 9 6 0 6 3 4 0 6 7 2 0... w er The focus to reduce the power demand during the peak hours Options?to?Reduce?Fossil?Fuel?Consumption? 1. Implement?energy?efficiency?and? conservation?measures?in?buildings?to? reduce?their?demand?for?electricity. 2. Generate...

  1. Faculty of Health Sciences MPH Program Policies and Procedures

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    Shihadeh, Alan

    region (Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya Arab Jamahiriya

  2. Knowledge Advancing Social Justice Brandeis University

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    Snider, Barry B.

    , Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania

  3. Smokes from the oil fires following the Gulf War: A review and new perspectives

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    Radke, L.F.

    1996-12-31

    Emissions resulting from the oil fires in Kuwait and environmental effects from those emissions are described.

  4. Impact of Thermally Insulated Floors 

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    Alghimlas, F.; Omar, E. A.

    2004-01-01

    INSULATED FLOORS E. Al-Sayed Omar Associate Research Scientist Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research P.O. Box 24885, 13109 Safat, Kuwait F. Alghimlas * Research Associate Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research P.O. Box 24885, 13109 Safat..., Kuwait * fghimlas@kisr.edu.kw ABSTRACT Presently in Kuwait the code of practice for energy conservation in the air conditioned buildings implemented by the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) which has been in effect since 1983 has...

  5. gr-qc/yymmnnn SU{GP{2002/12{1

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    Sorkin, Rafael Dolnick

    Science and Technology, University Center of Eloued, Eloued, Algeria internet email address: djsdou for an entropy associated with the horizon of a black hole, a full understanding of its statistical origin

  6. Simulation of the Electromagnetic Calorimeter in G.P. Gilfoyle1

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    Gilfoyle, Jerry

    Cerenkov counter (CC)) to provide high electron detection efficien- cies and large hadron rejection factors

  7. F1-CN64/GP-2 DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE FUELLING SYSTEMS

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    in a process called isotopic fuelling. More advanced systems with potential for deeper penetration advanced fuelling schemes for tokamak fusion reactors are under study. Technologies with potential Systems The baseline ITER pellet injector concept is the centrifuge acceleration device. A major objective

  8. Climate Change in Scotland: Impact on Mini-Hydro G.P. Harrison

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    Harrison, Gareth

    be generated from wind, wave, biomass or small- or mini-hydro plant. Production from these resources some 300 MW is small hydro potential capable of producing energy at less than 7p/kWh (Garrad Hassan, 2001). Although many of the better sites for small and mini-hydro have already been developed

  9. OSU-GP: Attribute Selection using Genetic Programming Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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    ://www.cs. gmu.edu/~eclab/projects/ecj/ was used for the genetic programming algorithm. 2 Functions The genetic-then-else construct, and the function for is a foreach operator on sets of entities or lists of at- tributes a high weight. The bloat penalty penalizes long programs (to make interpreting the result easier)

  10. How to Draw a Straight Line Using a GP: Benchmarking Evolutionary Design Against 19th

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    mechanical de- sign. Considerations for selecting a representation for mechanism design are presented of mechanisms and classification of elementary components, founders of modern kinematic theory wrote "While we evolutionary computation techniques to auto- mate mechanism design, typically in conjunction with designing

  11. P:\\dtp\\GasPrice\\current\\gp122298new.vp

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    models were developed in order to determine the amount of time it takes for upstream cost changes to be reflected in downstream price changes. Price passthrough models use...

  12. Author's personal copy Kaly UL and Jones GP (1998) Mangrove restoration: A potential tool for

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    Langerhans, Brian

    1998-01-01

    (eds.) (1980) Perspectives in Coastal Dune Management. The Hague: SPB Academic Publishing. Weinstein MP Publishers. Woodhouse WW, Jr. (1978) Dune Building and Stabilization with Vegetation. Special Report 3. Fort for coastal management in tropical developing countries. Ambio 27: 656­661. Leatherman SP (1982) Barrier

  13. gr-qc/9902051 SU{GP{1998/12{1

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    Sorkin, Rafael Dolnick

    -543, D.F. 04510, Mexico and Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1130, U.S.A. internet address: sorkin@physics.syr.edu Daniel Sudarsky Departamento de Gravitaci#19;on y Teor#19;#16;a de-543 M#19;exico 04510 D.F, M#19;exico internet address: sudarsky@xochitl.nuclecu.unam.mx Abstract We

  14. SU{GP{95{7{3 gr-qc/9508002

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    Sorkin, Rafael Dolnick

    -1130 and Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM, A. Postal 70-543, D.F. 04510, Mexico. internet: rdsorkin

  15. HIV entry : a biophysical and mutational analysis of gp41-mediated membrane fusion and its inhibition

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    Suntoke, Tara R

    2005-01-01

    The experiments described in this thesis were designed to elucidate the manner in which the HIV-1 envelope protein (Env) initiates infection of host cells, and to develop inhibitors of viral entry. Env comprises two ...

  16. SUPPORTING INFORMATION Binding of HIV-1 gp41-directed neutralizing and non-neutralizing

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    Clore, G. Marius

    mass, 25,540). 14 20 30 45 66 97 14 20 30 45 66 97O R Sc66 Sc66 Sc62 Sc66 I53L Sc66 T56F Sc66 T57ASc66 N 58V M M B C 25.5 D A Sc66 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200

  17. Discovery of new hydrothermal vent sites in Branseld Strait, G.P. Klinkhammer aY

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    Keller, Randall A

    ¨ Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris, France Received 24 January 2001; accepted 1 October 2001 Abstract We carried out a search for hydrothermal vents in the Central Basin of Bransfield Strait of dredges. Hydrothermal plumes over Hook Ridge at the eastern end of the basin are confined to the E ridge

  18. GP+Echo+Subsumption = Improved Problem Solving Computer Science and Engineering

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    rather than for emulation of real systems." 2. Geography: Agents in Echo should move within a "geography of resources in the developed community of agents. Tags provide a means of identifying agents

  19. Hamiltonian Hopf bifurcations and chaos of NLS/GP standing-wave modes

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    Roy H. Goodman

    2011-01-31

    We examine the dynamics of solutions to nonlinear Schrodinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations that arise due to Hamiltonian Hopf (HH) bifurcations--the collision of pairs of eigenvalues on the imaginary axis. To this end, we use inverse scattering to construct localized potentials for this model which lead to HH bifurcations in a predictable manner. We perform a formal reduction from the partial differential equations (PDE) to a small system of ordinary differential equations (ODE). We show numerically that the behavior of the PDE is well-approximated by that of the ODE and that both display Hamiltonian chaos. We analyze the ODE to derive conditions for the HH bifurcation and use averaging to explain certain features of the dynamics that we observe numerically.

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    Doss, Mildred A.; Farr, Marion M.; Roach, Katharine F.; Anastos, George

    1974-01-01

    : Mechanical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Approximation Algorithms and Heuristics for a 2-Depot, Heterogenous Hamiltonian Path Problem. (August 2010) Riddhi Rajeev Doshi, B.E., North Gujarat University, Patan, India Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Sivakumar..., India, she attended the North Gujarat University, Patan, India from 2003 to 2007. Here she majored in Mechatronics Engi- neering and received the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in June, 2007. She entered the graduate school at Texas A&M University...

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Pointe-à-Pitre, Pointe- à-Pitre, Guadeloupe; 2 Université des'Iinvestigation Clinique - Epidémiologie Clinique 802 Inserm Antilles-Guyane, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Pointe-à-Pitre, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe; 5 Unité Transversale de la Drépanocytose, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de

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    2008-01-01

    Figure 5. Monthly oil production for Iran, Iraq, and Kuwait,day. Monthly crude oil production Iran Iraq Kuwait Figure 6.and the peak in U.S. oil production account for the broad

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    Simonetti, R.

    2010-01-01

    Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 ??? ?? %???????% ????? ?( ? ?? ?????????? ? ? ??? ? ? ??????? ? ?????????? ??? ????? ? ????!? ?????? ??????7... of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 4? ?6@???????? ???*????? ??? 0????%?4??9? 4...

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    Alatrash, J.; Mhaisen, N.; Ismail, Z.

    2010-01-01

    , generator units, transformers, over headlines and underground cables capacity were released. The voltage drop and energy losses through the power system network were reduced as result of reducing the current flow in them. A comparison between continuing...

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    WHO World Health Organization

    2013-01-01

    Bissau, Honduras, Iraq, Liberia, Mozambique, Nicaragua,Bissau, Honduras, Iraq, Liberia, Mozambique, Nicaragua,Ghana*, India, Kuwait*, Liberia*, Luxembourg*, Madagascar,

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    and Turkey ­ DEN Opportunities: Kuwait Oil Company, Aviation Safety in IFEZ, Korea, PEMEX and UNAM in Mexico

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    Dittrich, Peter

    Programming, hierarchical GP (hGP) based on the introduction of local modules. A module in a hGP program. This paper presents a new modular approach to Genetic Programming (hGP ­ standing for hierarchical GP) which

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    Pierce, Graham

    -Verlag 2001 Abstract Interannual variability in the mesoscale ocean- ography of the inferred hatching area variability in the mesoscale oceanic circulation in the inferred hatching area was examined in terms of (1

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    Christian, Eric

    the solar wind density (top panel), flow speed (middle panel), and energetic particle pressure (lower panel by observations of energetic particle enhancements coincident with shock waves (e.g. at 5 AU ­ left panel particle peak arrival time ­ right panel of figure. 5 AU 47 AU 0.52 ­ 1.45 MeV energetic particle

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    Grainger, David J.; Lever, Andrew M. L.

    2005-04-04

    the Potts Mini RT assay as previously described [32]. THP-1 cells were differentiated prior to infection with hydrocortisone and PMA in 8-well chamber slides. Sixteen hours prior to infection, TNF? was added (100 ng/ml). Twelve hours later, the medium... of potent anti-HIV agents, are targeted at the HIV coreceptor fusin/CXCR-4. Antiviral Res 1997, 35:147-156. 32. Potts BJ: 'Mini' reverse transcriptase (RT) assay. In Techniques in HIV research Edited by: Aldovini A, Walker BD. New York: Stockton Press; 1990...

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    and selling power via a double auction. In addition to evolving profitable bidding strategies, the resulting strategies can also be designed to imitate certain types of trading behaviors. These strategies can be used directly in on-line trading, or as realistic competitors in an off-line trading simulator. In this paper we

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    Hering-Bertram, Martin

    2003-01-01

    , Kaiserslautern, Germany Abstract We present a volume modelling approach based on sequences of two in the lungs. The opposite occurs if the sound waves hit the ribs, where most of the sonic energy is reflected extremely limit the paths of unaffected ultrasound propagation. These reasons motivate the usage of freehand

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    island of Guadeloupe (France, Lesser Antilles). The large range of scientific (geology, geochemistry) and onshore (gravimetry, electrical resistivity tomography profile and passive seismic), characterization of the geothermal alteration, numeric geological modelling of the developed field, fluid geochemistry and tracer

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    Not Available

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    This profile provides a snapshot of the energy landscape of the Commonwealth of Dominica, an island nation located southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles.

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    2012-07-16

    , New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu 17 RCAM Antigua Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras...

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    Wu, Tingfan

    2013-01-01

    acceleration GP acceleration HGP SGP time (0.01 sec) Figureaccleration PR accleration GP HGP SGP accleration Training

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    Abou-Ali, Sultan

    2006-04-07

    : Deputy Chairman, Investment Authority and Free Zones, Egypt. 1974 to 1984 : Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Economics Department, Zagazig University. 1972 to 1978 : Economic Advisor, Kuwait Development Fund, Kuwait... in Egypt. 1982-1984 : Ad-hoc advisory jobs to the World Bank. 1992 : Ad-hoc committe at African Development Bank on its role in promoting the African Economic Community. 1996-1997 : Senior Advisor, Kuwait Fund for Development. MEMBERSHIPS: 1...

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    Hyde, Susan Dayton

    2006-01-01

    Yemen, Senegal, Lebanon* Comoros, Fiji, South Korea, TheArgentina, Belize, Chile, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville*,occurred in Jamaica (1983), Comoros (1996), Kuwait (1990),

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    Scott, K. Rebecca

    2013-01-01

    Sterner. 1991. Analysing gasoline demand elasticities: A2011. Measuring global gasoline and diesel price and incomeMutairi. 1995. Demand for gasoline in Kuwait: An empirical

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    Sinton Editor, J.E.

    2010-01-01

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    www.escwa.un.orginformationpublicationsedituploadsdpd-09-5.pdf Country: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab...

  17. International Law and the War in Iraq

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    Yoo, John C.

    2003-01-01

    and sanctions regime against Iraq and Kuwait); SC Res. 662 (Resolution 678, which gave Iraq until January 15, 1991, toto bring charges against Iraq for its violations of

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  6. A Measurement of the Rate of Muon Capture in Hydrogen Gas and Determination of the Proton's Induced Pseudoscalar Coupling gP

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    2007-01-01

    such high purity levels due to outgassing in the apparatus.of ultraclean, low-outgassing, bakeable materials, and thehypothesized to arise from outgassing from materials inside

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    Titov, Anatoly

    of exploration of the Research Nuclear Reactors. So, after the decision of the construction of the WWR-M Reactor of nuclear theory" edited in Russia in 1950 1]. Then in fties S.V. Maleyev initiated by A.I. Akhiezer and I scattering theory in PNPI. On this theoretical background in the end of 1950s G.M. Drabkin, then a young

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    Patterson, Paula

    2008-01-01

    and characterization of SopA and SopB proteins essential forvivo by partition protein SopA. Mol. Microbiol. Gerdes, K,and characterization of SopA and SopB proteins essential for

  9. ' '& ('0)1"2$3 46587@9BACACDFEHGPIRQS7UTWVYX`AaSbdcefEHGhgpiRGPD!qhrhrhq'st70GPTuA`58A`GP9BA

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    Hyvönen, Eero

    This volume contains the research papers presented at the XML Finland 2002 conference in Helsinki, Finland, October 21-22, 2002 ­ the seventh annual conference organized by the XML Finland Association. The themes before. After the previous XML Finland conference in 2001, the feedback from the XML Finland Association

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    , 30 min Seafloor (drill pipe measurement from rig floor, mbrf): 430.2 Total depth (drill pipe pipe measurement from sea level, m): 418.9 Penetration (mbsf): 200 Coring totals: Type: APC; No: 12 of Site 1004 was to obtain heat flow and interstitial water geochemistry measurements to be used

  11. A Measurement of the Rate of Muon Capture in Hydrogen Gas and Determination of the Proton's Induced Pseudoscalar Coupling gP

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    Banks, Thomas Ira

    2007-01-01

    gas ?lling system,” presentation given at the MuCap Collaboration meeting in Gatchina, Russia,Russia Prod-50 The main body of data collected in fall 2004 (Run8), in which the hydrogen gas

  12. A Measurement of the Rate of Muon Capture in Hydrogen Gas and Determination of the Proton's Induced Pseudoscalar Coupling gP

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Banks, Thomas Ira

    2007-01-01

    gas through a “Mr. Hydrogen” palladium ?lter to remove anygas through a “Mr. Hydrogen” palladium ?lter to remove Z > 1Hydrogen Gas Generator (provided courtesy of TRIUMF), which employs electrolysis in connection with a palladium

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  15. Fisheries Management: The Kuwaiti Experience Introduction

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    of shrimp fisheries management in Kuwait. Impact of Wars on Kuwait's Fisheries The Iraq-Iran war, which of the Iraq-Iran war in 1988, and the govemment managed the penaeid fishery, often tak ing scientific advice were suspended (Carpenter, 1992; Mathews et aI., In press). Many fishing boats were moved to Iraq

  16. Mass Spectrometry and Density Functional Theory Characterizations of DNA Modifications

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    Williams, Renee Therese

    2012-01-01

    Containing 1,2-GpG, 1,2-ApG, and 1,3-GpXpG CisplatinODNs) containing a 1,2-GpG, 1,2-ApG, or 1,3-GpXpG cisplatinODNs containing a 1,2-GpG, 1,2-ApG or 1,3-GpXpG intrastrand

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    Vallette, Bruno

    Geothermal energy is a carbon-free steady energy source with low environmental impact. In countries with a favorable geological context, high temperature geothermal energy can make a significant contribution of Guadeloupe already comes from geothermal energy and it is essential for achieving energetic and environmental

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    , Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain (inc. Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican Countries Zone 1 Ireland & Channel Islands Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Republic of Ireland. Zone 2 EE, Estonia, Finland (inc. Aland Islands), France (inc. French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    different mulches (black plastic, clear plastic and glass) showed that daily maximum temperatures could Modelling and potential of soil heating by application of an artificial mulch in Guadeloupe. Solarization consists of soil heating by application of an artificial mulch. High temperatures can be reached which

  20. Session: Geothermal Research Volcanology Oral presentation

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    Boyer, Edmond

    and magnetotelluric data acquired during the last 30 years. Oldest electric and magnetotelluric data were digitalizedSession: Geothermal Research ­ Volcanology Oral presentation Contribution of multi-methods geophysics to improve the regional knowledge of Bouillante geothermal Province (Guadeloupe) Lydie Gailler1

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    .] Deduce that GpG (G). Use the previous question to show that (G) = GpG. Show that G can be generated

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    Hanna, G. B.

    2010-01-01

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

  4. Understanding Crude Oil Prices

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    2008-01-01

    per day. Monthly crude oil production Iran Iraq KuwaitEIA Table 1.2, “OPEC Crude Oil Production (Excluding Lease2008, from EIA, “Crude Oil Production. ” Figure 16. U.S.

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    Yang, Shannon X. (Shannon Xuan)

    2013-01-01

    Leaking in water pipe is a critical issue in Middle Eastern countries such as Kuwait where water is scarce. In-pipe robots can be dispatched to discover the network and inspect the inner surface of the pipe. This thesis ...

  6. Smart Operations of Air-Conditioning and Lighting Systems in a Government Buildings for Peak Power Reduction 

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    Al-Hadban, Y.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Al-Nakib, D.; Al-Mulla, A.; Alasseri, R.

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents the achievements of implementing smart operations strategies for air-conditioning (A/C) and lighting systems in Justice Palace Complex (JPC), Kuwait during the summer 2007. The peak load of this building was 3700 k...

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    Sin, Peter

    China Colombia Egypt France Italy Japan Korea Kuwait Russia Saudi Arabia Spain Thailand Turkey UAE much and in how many ways this may change, depending on the price of gas! Q: Why do the American people

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    Maheshwari, G.; Al-Hadban, Y.; Al-Taqi, H. H.; Alasseri, R.

    2010-01-01

    For most of the time, cooling towers (CTs) of cooling systems operate under partial load conditions and by regulating the air circulation with a variable frequency drive (VFD), significant reduction in the fan power can be achieved. In Kuwait...

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    . England, 10. Iran, 11. Iraq, 12. Jordan, 13. Kenya, 14. Kuwait, 15. Lebanon, 16. Malaysia, 17. Morocco, 18, Physics, Egypt 55. Dr Lobna Saleh, Physics, Egypt, 56. Dr Lotfia El Nadi, Nuclear Physics and Laser

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    proportion ·Sample Bernoulli parameter ·For each word (l) (l) ( )Dir (g) (g) ( )Dir ( )Beta w Sample kuwait larson shuttle energy usr motif xterm henrik armenians jews mission dc apr Local topics of 3

  13. CURRICULUM VITAE CYNTHIA H. TWOHY

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    Key, Kerry

    -2005. Mid-latitude Cirrus Experiment (NASA WB-57F), 2004. Alliance Icing Research Study-II (NCAR C-130, and Dynamics Exp. (NASA ER-2), 1993. Southern Ocean Cloud Experiment (CSIRO F-27), 1993. Kuwait Oil-Fire Smoke

  14. Crimes against Humanity at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Is a Connection with Armed Conflict Required?

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    Ford, Stuart

    2007-01-01

    37 (Mauritania); id. 41 (Mali); U.N. GAOR, 3rd Comm. , 23rddefinition); id. 41 (Mali) (finding the "text of article Iment were India, Kuwait, Mali, Senegal, the United Arab

  15. The Genetic Structure of the Kuwaiti Population: Mitochondrial DNA Markers

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    Theyab, Jasem

    2010-06-14

    the expansion of early Homo sapiens out of Africa. Kuwait is located in the Northeast portion of the Arabian Peninsula. This thesis investigated the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genetic variation in 117 unrelated individuals to determine the genetic structure...

  16. Impact of Columns and Beams on the Thermal Resistance of the Building Envelope 

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    Omar, E.

    2002-01-01

    This paper addresses the effect of thermal bridging due to columns and beams on energy consumption and peak load requirements of typical private residential villas in Kuwait. Although it is common practice to apply thermal insulation to walls...

  17. The Genetic Structure of the Kuwaiti Population: mtDNA Inter- and Intra-population Variation

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    Theyab, Jasem; Al-Bustan, Suzanne; Crawford, Michael H.

    2012-08-01

    it to their neighboring populations. These subpopulations were tested for genetic homogeneity and shown to be heterogeneous. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and mtDNA sequencing analyses of HVRI were used to reconstruct the genetic structure of Kuwait...

  18. Optimization of Chilled Water Flow and Its Distribution in Central Cooling System 

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    Maheshwari, G. P.; Hajiah, A. E.; ElSherbini, A. I.

    2007-01-01

    This paper analyzes the impact of chilled water flow and its distribution on energy efficiency and comfort quality, using the results of a field study conducted for a central cooling production system during 2006 in Kuwait. The paper identifies...

  19. Part of something larger than ourselves: George H.W. Bush and the rhetoric of the first U.S. war in the Persian Gulf 

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    Rangel, Nicolas , Jr.

    2009-05-15

    in which he narrowly defined victory. Bush defined victory as the removal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait, in an attempt to shape a historical consensus on the significance of U.S. action....

  20. Importance of Design Conditions for Sizing Air-Conditioning Plant 

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    Shaban, N.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Suri, R. K.

    2000-01-01

    Design conditions based on the meteorological data collected at two weather stations located less than 10 km away from each other within Kuwait City are presented for dry-bulb temperature (DBT) and web-bulb temperature (WBT) prioritization...

  1. NONLINEARITY AND MARKET EFFICIENCY IN GCC STOCK MARKETS

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    Alharbi, Abdullah M. H.

    2009-07-31

    ): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), using three robust and highly regarded nonlinearity tests. In addition, the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) was tested in this dissertation for the GCC stock markets using...

  2. Use of Plant Toom Logbook Data to Establish Performance of a Cooling Production System 

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    Hajiah, A. E.; Maheshwari, G. P.; ElSherbini, A. I.

    2006-01-01

    and applies the same for an office building in Kuwait. Data collected between March and October 2004 were analyzed. Inadequate control of supply water temperature and low chiller loading were identified as the key parameters leading to inefficiency of cooling...

  3. Recycle of Wastes of Clay Brick Industry for Producing Eco-cement 

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    Amin, A. M

    2010-01-01

    factors as type, degree of crystallinty, and fineness of the used pozzolana in addition to the ESL-IC-10-10-09 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 curing conditions (4... for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 strength of the hardened specimens decreases with increasing waste material content in the mix. The continuous growth of the compressive strength is mainly due to the formation and accumulation...

  4. Victoria & Albert Museum- Medieval & Renaissance Galleries: A Passive Approach to Humidity Control 

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    Lerpiniere, A.; Bingham, M.; Walker, S.

    2010-01-01

    , Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 Table 1. Exhibition categories B C D E Collections Sensitive to high humidity (>55%) Collections Sensitive to low humidity (10... with gallery control. Figure 1. Target conditions ESL-IC-10-10-89 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 CONTROL STRATEGY The internal environment of the galleries is subject to many...

  5. Enhancing Residential Building Operation through its Envelope 

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    Vazifeshenas, Y.; Sajjadi, H.

    2010-01-01

    -IC-10-10-71 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 or environmental pollution this amount is somehow substantial. 2 INTRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE Various methods with different...-IC-10-10-71 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 and table 3 shows the results of cooling load for the building. Table 2. Heat Load of the Whole Building Before Insulation...

  6. Energy Performance and Comfort Level in High Rise and Highly Glazed Office Buildings 

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    Bayraktar, M.; Perino, M.; Yilmaz, A. Z.

    2010-01-01

    International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 efficiency and comfort solutions. A parametric study has been adopted and the method has been applied to a case study. The calculations were carried out by Energy... International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 5 different glazing alternatives were considered. Glazings were obtained from ASHRAE data sets catalogue in EnergyPlus. Thermal and optical properties of the selected...

  7. Implementation of Energy and Power Saving Scheme in The Avenues Mall 

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    Al-Hadban, Y.; Maheshwari, G.; Al-Taqi, H. H.; Al-Nakib, D.; Alasseri, R.

    2010-01-01

    of Energy and Power Saving Scheme in The Avenues Mall Y. Al-Hadban, G. P. Maheshwari, H. Al-Taqi, D. Al-Nakib and R. Alasseri Department of Building and Energy Technologies Environment and Urban Development Division Kuwait Institute for Scientific... Research P.O. Box 24885, 13109, Safat, Kuwait htaqi@safat.kisr.edu.kw ABSTRACT This paper presents the results on an energy audit and subsequent implementation of energy efficient operation and maintenance strategies between April 2008 and March...

  8. Green Buildings: Principles, Practices and Techniques, The French "HQE" Versus the American "LEED" 

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    Gazzeh, K.; Mahfoudh, H. B.

    2010-01-01

    . and Frankel, M., 2008) (Kats, G., 2003) (GSA Public Buildings Service, 2008). ESL-IC-10-10-01 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 Moreover, from an economic point of view..., Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 created in order to assist project engineers and other stakeholders in setting sustainable development goals for their projects. The process is also intended to allow the alignment of project goals with local conditions...

  9. Predicted vs. Actual Energy Savings of Retrofitted House 

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    Al-Mofeez, I.

    2010-01-01

    data must be Ibraheem A. Al-Mofeez Associate Professor, College of Architecture & Planning, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia ESL-IC-10-10-84 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait...-10-84 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 3/9 Table 2. Load source or system attributes THE INVESTIGATION The evaluation and verification of energy conservation measure (ECMs...

  10. GP8.00148 Magnetohydrodynamics inside a rotating sphere. , DAVID MONTGOMERY1, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, PABLO MININNI2, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado 80307, LEAF TURNER3, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 --The equations of

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    Ng, Chung-Sang

    on the underlying spectrum for linear plasma waves by eliminating the Case-Van Kampen continuous spectrum in proportion to the driving frequency deviation from the linear resonance. The stability of this phase

  11. CORONAL HEATING VIA ALFVEN WAVES AND 2D MHD TURBULENCE s. Oughtonl, W.H. Matthaeus2, G.P. Zank2, D.J. MuIlan2

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    Oughton, Sean

    .Estimates of achievableheating efficienciesbased on the simu- lations are consistent with phenomenologicaltreat- ments

  12. Studies of Protein Interactions and Knowledge-Based Drug Design: (A) The Electrostatic Nature of Recognition Between HIV-1 gp120 V3 Loop and Coreceptors CCR5/CXCR4, (B) Complement System Inhibition by Compstatin Family Peptides

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    López de Victoria Suárez, Aliana

    2012-01-01

    RMSF plots reveal that the GPG region, a highly conservedgreen denotes the conserved GPG motif at the tip of the

  13. Measurement of the Cross Section Asymmetry of the Reaction gp-->pi0p in the Resonance Energy Region Eg = 0.5 - 1.1 GeV

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    F. V. Adamian; A. Yu. Buniatian; G. S. Frangulian; P. I. Galumian; V. H. Grabski; A. V. Hairapetian; H. H. Hakopian; V. K. Hoktanian; J. V. Manukian; A. M. Sirunian; A. H. Vartapetian; H. H. Vartapetian; V. G. Volchinsky; R. A. Arndt; I. I. Strakovsky; R. L. Workman

    2000-11-08

    The cross section asymmetry Sigma has been measured for the photoproduction of pi0-mesons off protons, using polarized photons in the energy range Eg = 0.5 - 1.1 GeV. The CM angular coverage is Theta = 85 - 125 deg with energy and angle steps of 25 MeV and 5 deg, respectively. The obtained Sigma data, which cover the second and third resonance regions, are compared with existing experimental data and recent phenomenological analyses. The influence of these measurements on such analyses is also considered.

  14. Lean transformation and relocation of jet engine assembly operations

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    Hale, Stephen Andrew

    2011-01-01

    As part of continuing lean transformation efforts at Pratt & Whitney, the Middletown Engine Center has turned its focus on the GP7000 turbofan engine as a target for lean implementation. Projected increases in GP7000 ...

  15. A Study of Aluminum Dependent Root Growth Inhibition in Arabidopsis thaliana

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    Nezames, Cynthia

    2011-01-01

    1,2-intrastrand ApG and GpG crosslinks as the major forms of1,2 intrastrand crosslinks at GpG (65%) and ApG (25%) sites.

  16. An Investigation of Supervised Learning in Genetic Programming 

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    Gathercole, Christopher

    This thesis is an investigation into Supervised Learning (SL) in Genetic Programming (GP). With its flexible tree-structured representation, GP is a type of Genetic Algorithm, using the Darwinian idea of natural selection and genetic recombination...

  17. Geometric phase effects in low-energy dynamics near conical intersections: A study of the multidimensional linear vibronic coupling model

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    Joubert-Doriol, Loïc; Ryabinkin, Ilya G.; Izmaylov, Artur F.; Chemical Physics Theory Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6

    2013-12-21

    In molecular systems containing conical intersections (CIs), a nontrivial geometric phase (GP) appears in the nuclear and electronic wave functions in the adiabatic representation. We study GP effects in nuclear dynamics of an N-dimensional linear vibronic coupling (LVC) model. The main impact of GP on low-energy nuclear dynamics is reduction of population transfer between the local minima of the LVC lower energy surface. For the LVC model, we proposed an isometric coordinate transformation that confines non-adiabatic effects within a two-dimensional subsystem interacting with an N ? 2 dimensional environment. Since environmental modes do not couple electronic states, all GP effects originate from nuclear dynamics within the subsystem. We explored when the GP affects nuclear dynamics of the isolated subsystem, and how the subsystem-environment interaction can interfere with GP effects. Comparing quantum dynamics with and without GP allowed us to devise simple rules to determine significance of the GP for nuclear dynamics in this model.

  18. Evaluation of the Atmospheric Transport Model in the MACCS2 Code...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Terrain effects (CALPUFF) Gaussian Plume Model Lagrangian Puff Model Turbulence Characterization - Atmospheric Stability Classical GP models use a classification...

  19. Two Fast TreeCreation Algorithms for Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    , Bloat I. INTRODUCTION G ENETIC programming (GP) is a variant of the genetic al­ gorithm which uses

  20. SSBSE-2015, Yvan Labiche and Marcio Barros Eds., Bergamo, Italy 5-7 Sept. Springer. Genetic Improvement of Software

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    in the genetic programming bibli- ography applying GP to generate or improve software (May 2015) We shall give

  1. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Advances in Operations Research

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    the original work is properly cited. The introduction of a hybrid genetic programming method hGP in fitting and forecasting of the broadband penetration data is proposed. The hGP uses some well-known diffusion models the algorithm. The produced solutions models of the hGP are used in fitting and forecasting the adoption

  2. Improving the Anti-HIV Potency of Different Compounds through Synergy and Covalent Linkage: Dimerization Studies of CXCL8 

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    Kagiampakis, Ioannis

    2011-10-21

    In the first part of my dissertation we focused on the development of covalently linking compounds that bind gp120 with those that bind gp41 in order to block HIV fusion. We used griffithsin or CD4M33, that both bind to gp120, covalently linked...

  3. Genetic Programming and Multi-Agent Layered Learning by Reinforcements

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    , intermediate objective function for pairs of cooperating agents. We apply GP to optimize first for the intermediate, then for the team objective function, using the final population from the earlier GP, pair, and small group drills, resulting in a well- defined hierarchy of behaviors. Traditional GP

  4. Mechanisms of initiation of DNA mismatch repair in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Shell, Scarlet Sara

    2008-01-01

    or the cisplatin-d(GpG) adduct. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 93,or the cisplatin-d(GpG) adduct. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 93,or the cisplatin-d(GpG) adduct. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 93,

  5. Oil Exports and the Iranian Economy

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    Esfahani, H. S.; Mohaddes, K.; Pesaran, M. Hashem

    in oil exploration and extraction technologies. Figure 1: Oil export revenues to income ratios for major oil exporters 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1980 1987 1994 2001 2008 Saudi Arabia Iran Norway Venezuela Kuwait UAE Qatar Libya Nigeria Algeria Russia... . As Figure 1 shows most other OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) member countries such as Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Nigeria, Algeria, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and a few countries outside OPEC such as Norway and Russia have similar...

  6. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells

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    Alonso, Carol T. (Orinda, CA); Bender, Donald A. (Dublin, CA); Bowman, Barry R. (Livermore, CA); Burnham, Alan K. (Livermore, CA); Chesnut, Dwayne A. (Pleasanton, CA); Comfort, III, William J. (Livermore, CA); Guymon, Lloyd G. (Livermore, CA); Henning, Carl D. (Livermore, CA); Pedersen, Knud B. (Livermore, CA); Sefcik, Joseph A. (Tracy, CA); Smith, Joseph A. (Livermore, CA); Strauch, Mark S. (Livermore, CA)

    1993-01-01

    An oil/gas separator is disclosed that can be utilized to return the burning wells in Kuwait to production. Advantageously, a crane is used to install the separator at a safe distance from the well. The gas from the well is burned off at the site, and the oil is immediately pumped into Kuwait's oil gathering system. Diverters inside the separator prevent the oil jet coming out of the well from reaching the top vents where the gas is burned. The oil falls back down, and is pumped from an annular oil catcher at the bottom of the separator, or from the concrete cellar surrounding the well.

  7. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Alonso, C.T.; Bender, D.A.; Bowman, B.R.; Burnham, A.K.; Chesnut, D.A.; Comfort, W.J. III; Guymon, L.G.; Henning, C.D.; Pedersen, K.B.; Sefcik, J.A.; Smith, J.A.; Strauch, M.S.

    1993-03-09

    An oil/gas separator is disclosed that can be utilized to return the burning wells in Kuwait to production. Advantageously, a crane is used to install the separator at a safe distance from the well. The gas from the well is burned off at the site, and the oil is immediately pumped into Kuwait's oil gathering system. Diverters inside the separator prevent the oil jet coming out of the well from reaching the top vents where the gas is burned. The oil falls back down, and is pumped from an annular oil catcher at the bottom of the separator, or from the concrete cellar surrounding the well.

  8. Taking Women Seriously Makes us Smarter about the US War in Iraq

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    Enloe, Cynthia

    2006-01-01

    to one of the main “the- atres of action” – this is how militaries talk. So you are a mechanic and you have been deployed with your unit to Kuwait, which is one of the main staging grounds used by the U.S. government for its operations in Iraq.... Negotiations with the Kuwaiti government went on long before the Bush Administration was willing to talk about engaging; we now know that started in about 2002. These diplo- matic negotiations take a lot of time. So you’re stationed in Kuwait. Here’s the reason...

  9. Beam Shaping for Short-Range Wireless Sensor Application at 2.4GHz using 0.18 Micrometer Technology 

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    Saha, S.; Unnikrishna, U.; Khanna, P.; Al-Attar, T.

    2010-01-01

    the attenuator based VGA design implementation. Finally, Section V concludes the work done. ESL-IC-10-10-27 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 II. BEAM SHAPING USING AMPLITUDE... sinsin2 dySy = ESL-IC-10-10-27 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 Assuming equal element spacing (dx = dy = d) and linear phase progression, the above expression can...

  10. Optimization of a Chilled Water Plant Using a Forward Plant Model 

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    Zhang, Z.; Turner, W. D.; Chen, Q.; Xu, C.; Deng, S.

    2010-01-01

    of these controls originated from the supervisory control methodology developed by J. E. Braun (1988). Based on model-based ESL-IC-10-10-20 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 simulation... for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 programming (NLP) was more robust and could treat constraints on the state variables directly. Lu et al. (2005b) have presented the optimal set point control for the global optimization problem...

  11. Antenna Beam Steering For Wireless Sensors Using Real Time Phase Shifter 

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    Saha, S.; Unnikrishna, U.; Khanna, P.; Al-Attar, T.

    2010-01-01

    suitable for low-voltage CMOS process yielding low power solutions. Also, we have incorporated analog feedback mode to ESL-IC-10-10-26 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010...2 0)( jeF ??? 00 sinsin 2 ??= ?? ?? dnY ESL-IC-10-10-26 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 III. ACTIVE BEAMFORMING USING PHASED ARRAY TRANSMITTER The beamforming...

  12. Multi Agent System to Optimize Comfort and Energy Flows in the Built Environment 

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    Pennings, L. W.; Houten, M. A.; Boxem, G.; Zeiler, W.

    2010-01-01

    of the Tenth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 of only one, and each commodity can be supplied to either the central air handling unit (CAHU), or the individual room units (HC1&HC2). As the CAHU... Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Kuwait, October 26-28, 2010 Central?Air?Handling Unit HC?1 HC2 + ? ROOM 1 ROOM?2 Figure 3. Central AHU and local room conditioning units. Interdependent Resources. The local operating agents each...

  13. Middle Cretaceous (Cenomanian Ostracoda from the Wasia Formation of Saudi Arabia

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    Al-Furiah, A. A. F.

    1983-09-21

    in strata of the same age in Kuwait and Bahrain by Al-Abdul-Raz- zaq (1979) and Al-Abdul-Razzaq and Grosdi- dier (1981), and in Iran by Grosdidier (1973). This supports the suggestion of Al-Abdul-Raz- zaq and Grosdidier (1981) that these ostracodes... five members are named after formations in southeastern Kuwait. The lowest two members are named after areas in Saudi Arabia where they have greatest economic significance. These two lowest members can also be traced northward, where together...

  14. Director, Smalley Nano & Energy

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    of Dallas Board of Councilors December 7, 1995 #12;#12;Oil will become scarce, and then gas & Gas 14 World Oil Reserves Top Ten Owner Companies Venezuela 10% Abu Dhabi 7% Mexico 6% Libya 3% Nigeria 3% China 2% Iran 11% Kuwait 12% Iraq 14% Saudi Aramco 32% Source: The Oil Daily, 12/23/1999 Total

  15. The State and Outcomes of Higher Education in the Arab World

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    .0% Lebanon 2.8% Saudi Arabia 1.4% #12;According to published statistics: Only 2.4% attending HEIs. of Patents 1 Saudi Arabia 147 2 UAE 39 3 Egypt 33 4 Morocco 17 5 Tunisia 8 6 Syria 5 7 Algeria, Kuwait 4 each

  16. Smart Operations of Air-Conditioning and Lighting Systems in Government Buildings for Peak Power Reduction 

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    Al-Hadban, Y.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Al-Nakib, D.; Al-Mulla, A.; Alasseri, R.

    2008-01-01

    During the summer 2007 smart operation strategies for air-conditioning (A/C) and lighting systems were developed and tested in a number of governmental buildings in Kuwait as one of the solutions to reduce the national peak demand for electrical...

  17. GREQAMGroupement de Recherche en Economie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille -UMR-CNRS 6579

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    -80 events in Iran and Iraq, the 1990 invasion of Kuwait and latest crisis in the crude oil market in 1999 evidence of the importance of oil price movements when explaining movements in stock returns. Oil prices-38 EXTREME VALUE THEORY AND VALUE AT RISK: APPLICATION TO OIL MARKET Vêlayoudom MARIMOUTOU Bechir RAGGAD

  18. Revised October 9, 2006 Poverty and Economic Growth: The Impact of Population Dynamics and

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    Revised October 9, 2006 Poverty and Economic Growth: The Impact of Population Dynamics Distribution and Poverty: A Micro Survey of Interrelationships Ali A. Ali, Arab Planning Institute Kuwait 09:50 ­ 10:10 hrs Demographic Transitions: Poverty and Growth Experiences of Selected Countries in Africa

  19. Suliman S. Olayan School of Business

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    Program Wassim Dbouk Director of the Master's Program In Finance Riad Dimechkie Director of the Executive, Saudi Arabian Oil Company/ Dhahran, Saudi Arabia HE Najib Mikati Trustee, Prime Minister of Lebanon, Alghanim International Corporation/Kuwait Spanish H.E. Badr Al-Humaidhi Former Minister of Finance/Al Safat

  20. Comparison of costs for solar electric sources with diesel generators in remote locations

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    Boyer, Edmond

    energy development and deployment. Egypt, Kuwait, and other Arab countries as well as numerous African in solar energy especially in third world countries. Traditionally, since the European countries once369 Comparison of costs for solar electric sources with diesel generators in remote locations F. K

  1. I n f o r m a t i o n e n H a u s d r u c k e r e i

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    Schmidt, Matthias

    (Islas Malvinas) (adm. by UK, claimed by Argentina) Kuwait Canary Islands (Sp.) Sao Tome & Principe) Bang. Andaman Islands (India) Thailand Indonesia Malaysia Brunei Philippines Taiwan Cambodia Vietnam Laos Australia Papua New Guinea New Zealand Fiji New Caledonia Solomon Islands Kiribati Marshall

  2. Homecoming Gator Growl

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    Sin, Peter

    at 7:00 pm. A ticket is required for entry, soyouMUST buy your ticket beforehand. Cost: Tickets cost being a Gator! When: Gates will open for entry into the stadium at 6:00 pm and Gator Growl will start are countries and places represented by our new B- Term students: Burkina Faso Chile China Colombia Korea Kuwait

  3. Testing and Evaluation of a Power Factor Correction for Power-Savings Potential 

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    Alotaibi, A.

    2011-01-01

    is to develop the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) to ground the induction windings of the motor. In Kuwait, consumers only pay for the active power and energy used in kWh. A PFC unit stores the reactive power needed to create EMFs within the inductive loads...

  4. Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Climate Change 2007: Mitigation

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    Detlef P. Netherlands LA Warren Rachel UK RE Weyant John USA RE Babiker Mustafa Kuwait Chapter 4: Energy Adegbulugbe Anthony Nigeria LA Fenhann Jørgen Denmark LA Konstantinaviciute Inga Lithuania LA Moomaw William Nationality CLA Smith Peter UK CLA Martino Daniel L. Uruguay LA Cai Zucong China LA Gwary Daniel Nigeria LA

  5. Gravity of world crude barrel to rise by 1995

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1991-12-16

    This paper reports on the loss of crude exports from Iraq and Kuwait in 1990-91 and their gradual reentry into oil markets which will have a profound effect on world crude quality. Accordingly, the proportion of heavy crude in world markets will decline the next 5 years.

  6. Iraq cracks a few heads in the Gulf

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    Bernstein, J.

    1990-08-20

    Last month Saddam Hussein charged that oil overproduction by his neighbors was costing Iraq dearly. When an OPEC meeting collapsed last week, he sent 100,000 troops to seize Kuwait, which he had accused of stealing oil. The US is scrambling to organize a Western boycott, but some analysts question just how effective such a more would be.

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

    OPEC 4,184 42 116 134 30 34 64 Algeria 218 24 68 53 0 0 0 Indonesia 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 443 0 0 10 0 0 0 Kuwait 183 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria...

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    Total OPEC 8,771 0 0 0 0 0 0 Algeria 252 0 0 0 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 1,264 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria...

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    Conventional Total OPEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria 0 0 0...

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    14,745 0 653 653 Algeria 43,956 5,591 10,931 1,677 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 604 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 105,986 0 0 305 0 0 0 Kuwait 45,131 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 3,657 0 318...

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

    Total OPEC 9,068 0 0 0 0 0 0 Algeria 827 0 0 0 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 307 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 481 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria...

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    OPEC 26,638 0 871 617 905 1,028 1,933 Algeria 0 0 534 617 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria...

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    OPEC 4,762 35 104 108 22 26 48 Algeria 228 17 51 58 0 0 0 Indonesia 19 0 0 3 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 520 0 0 2 0 0 0 Kuwait 215 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 44 0 1 3 0 0 0 Nigeria...

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    Total OPEC 4,727 51 69 83 8 41 49 Algeria 212 21 40 48 0 0 0 Indonesia 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 390 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 268 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria...

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    Total OPEC 4,825 37 86 111 22 25 47 Algeria 228 20 53 59 0 0 0 Indonesia 15 0 0 2 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 524 0 0 1 0 0 0 Kuwait 197 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 43 0 1 3 0 0 0 Nigeria...

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    Conventional Total OPEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria 0 0 0...

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    0 704 1,604 246 942 1,188 Algeria 1,035 0 404 1,230 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria...

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    OPEC 4,816 35 105 109 22 26 48 Algeria 228 17 51 58 0 0 0 Indonesia 19 0 0 3 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 527 0 0 2 0 0 0 Kuwait 227 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 44 0 1 3 0 0 0 Nigeria...

  19. The Arab Spring: The Economic Conditions that Bred a Political Uprising 

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    Johnson, Kimberly Ann

    2014-08-07

    : Youth bulge boiling over......................................................................... 10 Libya: Oil rich failure ......................................................................................... 13 Jordan: The eye... Asia includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. 0 5 000 10 000 15 000 20 000 25 000 30 000 0 -4 5 -9...

  20. Cooling Tower Operation in the Hot and Humid Climates of Arid Zones 

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    Al-Bassam, E.; Maheshwari, G. P.; Sebzali, M.

    2000-01-01

    Air-conditioning (A/C) in Kuwait is a necessity for comfortable living as the summer is extremely hot. Dry weather for most of the summer months reflects the effectiveness of using water-cooled (WC) systems. Cooling towers (C/Ts) at a Ministry...

  1. Building Load Simulation and Validation of an Office Building 

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    Alghimlas, F.

    2002-01-01

    This paper describes the methodology to develop a well defined energy simulation model for an office building in Kuwait using DOE2.1E program. The two story building has approximately a total airconditioned area of about 23,470 m2 (77,000 ft2...

  2. Comparative Study Between Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Condensers of the Air-Conditioning Systems 

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    Maheshwari, G. P.; Mulla Ali, A. A.

    2004-01-01

    The weather in Kuwait is very dry where the dry-bulb temperature exceeds the wet-bulb temperature more than 20oC in most of the summer months. Thus, the air-conditioning (A/C) system with the water-cooled (WC) condensers is expected to perform more...

  3. Management of Power Demand through Operations of Building Systems 

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    ElSherbini, A. I.; Maheshwari, G.; Al-Naqib, D.; Al-Mulla, A.

    2009-01-01

    In hot summers, the demand for electrical power is dominated by the requirements of the air-conditioning and lighting systems. Such systems account for more than 80% of the peak electrical demand in Kuwait. A study was conducted to explore...

  4. Optical characterization of n=1.03 silica aerogel used as radiator in the RICH of E. Aschenauer 9 , N. Bianchi 4 , G.P. Capitani 4 , P. Carter 3 , C Casalino 2 , E. Cisbani 6 , C. Coluzza 7 , R. De Leo 2;a ,

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    Optical characterization of n=1.03 silica aerogel used as radiator in the RICH of HERMES E Abstract The optical properties of silica aerogel tiles with a refractive index of 1.03 and dimensions 11, is completely interpretable as backscattering from inside the aerogel, revealing an absence of light reflection

  5. Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution in Mega CitiesSatellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution in Mega Cities Sundar A. Christopher 1; J.Wang1; P. Gupta 1; M.A. Box2; and G.P. Box2

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    Wang, Jun

    Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution in Mega CitiesSatellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution, consistent, and cost-effective way for monitoring air pollution. Using Terra/Aqua data, we demonstrate (PM2.5) is an important tool for evaluating air quality. However, PM2.5 has larger spatiotemporal

  6. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING, VOL 4. NO IO, OCTOBER 1995 1451 Correspondence

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    Wirthlin, Michael J.

    University, Provo, UT 84602 USA. IEEE Log Number 9413844. 0.8, T 7-- 0.3t 0.1 O'*: n Fig. 1. PDF of the gpG dstribution family as a function of p. ,j= 1. member of the generalized p-Gaussian (gpG) distribution family parameter associated with fy(y(x)161. The gpG family of symmetric distributions includes many commonly

  7. Oral and inhaled corticosteroids: Differences in P-glycoprotein (ABCB1) mediated efflux

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    Crowe, Andrew Tan, Ai May

    2012-05-01

    There is concern that P-glycoprotein mediated efflux contributes to steroid resistance. Therefore, this study examined bidirectional corticosteroid transport and induction capabilities for P-glycoprotein (P-gp) to understand which of the systemic and inhaled corticosteroids interacted with P-gp to the greatest extent. Hydrocortisone, prednisolone, prednisone, methylprednisolone, and dexamethasone represented systemically active drugs, while fluticasone propionate, beclomethasone dipropionate, ciclesonide and budesonide represented inhaled corticosteroids. Aldosterone and fludrocortisone represented mineralocorticoids. All drugs were detected using individually optimised HPLC protocols. Transport studies were conducted through Caco-2 monolayers. Hydrocortisone and aldosterone had efflux ratios below 1.5, while prednisone showed a P-gp mediated efflux ratio of only 1.8 compared to its active drug, prednisolone, with an efflux ratio of 4.5. Dexamethasone and beclomethasone had efflux ratios of 2.1 and 3.3 respectively, while this increased to 5.1 for methylprednisolone. Fluticasone showed an efflux ratio of 2.3. Protein expression studies suggested that all of the inhaled corticosteroids were able to induce P-gp expression, from 1.6 to 2 times control levels. Most of the systemic corticosteroids had higher passive permeability (> 20 × 10{sup ?6} cm/s) compared to the inhaled corticosteroids (> 5 × 10{sup ?6} cm/s), except for budesonide, with permeability similar to the systemic corticosteroids. Inhaled corticosteroids are not transported by P-gp to the same extent as systemic corticosteroids. However, they are able to induce P-gp production. Thus, inhaled corticosteroids may have greater interactions with other P-gp substrates, but P-gp itself is less likely to influence resistance to the drugs. -- Highlights: ? Inhaled corticosteroids are only weak substrates for P-gp, including budesonide. ? Inhaled corticosteroid potent P-gp inducers especially fluticasone and beclomethasone. ? Systemic corticosteroids are weak P-gp inducers. ? Mineralocorticoids not affected by P-gp mediated efflux.

  8. Intracellular Mechanisms of Adult Neural Progenitor Proliferation and Self-Renewal

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    Peltier, Joseph Charles

    2010-01-01

    model accounts for gp130-mediated embryonic stem cell self-renewalrenewal. Deterministic and stochastic computational modelsself-renewal. I discuss deterministic and stochastic models

  9. Research Review: Recent Progress in HIV Entry Inhibition

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    Fisher, Craig

    2013-01-01

    co-maleic acid) against HIV-1. PSM acts to inhibit HIV cellbinding site located on gp120. PSM shows low cytotoxicity,

  10. C A (2008 , ) . 1.1. (M, g) (Riemannian symmetric space)

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    Tamaru, Hiroshi

    (isotropy subgroup) . , . , : p, q M, g G : g-1 Gpg = Gq ( , Gp Gq ). 2.8. : Sn = O(n + 1)/O(n). . , Sn

  11. Mail Security Hanne Riise Maehlum

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    in GPG Keychain Access (which comes with GnuGP), while on Windows you have to do this through the command

  12. Instruments | Neutron Science | ORNL

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

    Neutrons and Pressure Diffractometer CG-2 GP-SANS - General-Purpose Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Diffractometer 4A MR - Magnetism Reflectometer CG-3 Bio-SANS -...

  13. WEATHER MODIFICATION BY AIRCRAFT CLOUD SEEDING

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    Vali, Gabor

    WEATHER MODIFICATION BY AIRCRAFT CLOUD SEEDING BERYULEV G.P. Head, Department of Cloud Physics and Weather Modification Central Aerological Observatory Rosgidromet, Russian Federation #12

  14. Modeling, Estimation, and Control of Waste Heat Recovery Systems

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    Luong, David

    2013-01-01

    Superheated Steam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .equation for the superheated steam phase is given by g(P,? 1)(? ? 1.222) J i ?2 Superheated Steam The basic equation

  15. Modulation of hepatic acute phase gene expression by epidermal growth factor and Src protein tyrosine kinases in murine and human hepatic cells.

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    1999-01-01

    2. Baumann H, Prowse KR, Marinkovic S, Won K-A, Jahreis GP.Chem 1998;273:4112-4118. Marinkovic S, Baumann H. Structure,

  16. The Gulf War and the environment

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    El-Baz, F. (ed.) (Boston Univ., MA (United States). Center for Remote Sensing); Makharita, R.M. (ed.) (World Bank, Washington, DC (United States))

    1994-01-01

    The Gulf War inflicted dramatic environmental damage upon the fragile desert and shore environments of Kuwait and northeastern Saudi Arabia. Coastal and marine environments experienced oil spills of more than 8 million barrels, which killed wildlife and damaged the fishing industry. In inland Kuwait, hundreds of oil lakes are scattered across the desert surface: these lakes emit noxious gases, drown insects and birds, and may seep to pollute groundwater. Exploding and burning oil wells released soot particles, oil droplets, and noxious chemicals into the atmosphere, spreading air pollution, acid rain, and respiratory problems. Military diggings, constructions, and vehicles have destroyed much of the desert pavement, resulting in increased dust storms and large, moving dunes.

  17. Global arms proliferation

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    Christiansen, D.

    1991-09-01

    This paper reports that the United States delivered some US $11 billion of military hardware to Iran between 1969 and 1979, in the hopes of helping stabilize a volatile situation in the Middle East. That did not work. When Iran used the weapons against Iraq, the USSR, France, and a number of developing countries helped arm Iraq. It was this vast arsenal that Iraq deployed in its Kuwait-Persian Gulf War venture. Granted, those weapons were augmented by some U.S.-made equipment like TOW antitank missiles and Hawk antiaircraft missiles that were captured in the Iraqi attack on Kuwait. A report issued by the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in June cited that chain of events to demonstrate that the U.S. and other major exporters are gradually losing control of the weapons transferred (to other countries) as well as the technology and industry necessary to produce and support them.

  18. Islamic Finance: Between Classical Law and Contemporary Practice

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    El-Gamal, Mahmoud

    2006-04-08

    and growth in the Arabic world; and macroeconomic monetary policy aspects of Islamic banking. • Ad hoc modules on Islamic Law, Banking and Finance in Geneva, Kuwait, Dubai, and London. Graduate courses: • First year and advanced (second and third year... Taxonomy of SMEs and Financing Methods for Arab Coun- tries”, (with Nihal El-Megharbel and Hulusi Inanoglu), in Fawzy, S. (ed.) Global- ization and Firm Competitiveness in the Middle East and North African Region, DC: World Bank, 2002, in pp. 208...

  19. Iraq and the utilities

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    Studness, C.M.

    1990-09-13

    This article discusses the possible impact on the public utilities of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. The author feels the industry is in better shape to weather this than the energy crisis of 1973 and 1974. However regulatory policies that prohibit some utilities from recovering fuel costs through rate adjustments may cause distress for some. The author feels that a revision of regulatory policies is needed.

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    16,736 7,162 7,088 14,250 Algeria 20,873 0 3,867 15,177 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 548 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 6,676 0 0 622 0 0 0...

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    6,990 12,893 Algeria 62,126 5,591 14,394 16,019 0 0 0 Indonesia 4,069 0 0 604 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 142,961 0 0 305 0 0 0 Kuwait 53,707 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 11,682 0 318...

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    16,601 7,162 6,863 14,025 Algeria 20,873 0 3,867 15,177 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 548 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 6,676 0 0 622 0 0 0...

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    9,574 17,765 Algeria 83,359 6,256 18,622 21,281 0 0 0 Indonesia 6,816 0 0 989 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 192,524 0 0 747 0 0 0 Kuwait 82,730 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 15,934 0 449...

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    9,563 17,754 Algeria 83,359 6,256 18,622 21,212 0 0 0 Indonesia 6,816 0 0 989 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 189,657 0 0 747 0 0 0 Kuwait 78,611 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 15,934 0 449...

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    Total OPEC 114,309 0 0 0 0 0 0 Algeria 3,600 0 0 0 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 10,192 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 8,930 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 1,350 0 0 0 0 0 0...

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    1,266 2,620 2,656 0 0 0 Algeria 6,290 734 1,510 227 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 9,139 0 0 305 0 0 0 Kuwait 4,231 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 612 0 0 0 0 0 0...

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    1,570 1,422 980 0 329 329 Algeria 4,708 665 827 256 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 9,536 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 7,833 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 1,043 0 0 0 0 0 0...

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    2,584 246 1,271 1,517 Algeria 6,570 665 1,231 1,486 0 0 0 Indonesia 870 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 12,100 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 8,314 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 1,043 0 0 0 0 0 0...

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    Total OPEC 84,797 0 0 0 0 0 0 Algeria 2,479 0 0 0 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 7,742 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 7,173 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 1,350 0 0 0 0 0 0...

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    1,029 2,183 3,212 Algeria 58,368 6,256 14,755 2,002 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 989 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 142,265 0 0 747 0 0 0 Kuwait 71,849 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 6,912 0 449...

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    11,425 5,903 5,809 11,712 Algeria 15,691 0 3,463 10,240 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 5,679 0 0 622 0 0 0 Nigeria...

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

    Total OPEC 117,889 0 0 0 0 0 0 Algeria 4,118 0 0 0 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 11,629 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kuwait 8,930 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 1,350 0 0 0 0 0 0...

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    1,029 1,947 2,976 Algeria 58,886 6,256 14,755 1,933 0 0 0 Indonesia 0 0 0 989 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 140,835 0 0 747 0 0 0 Kuwait 67,730 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 6,912 0 449...

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    4,016 905 1,028 1,933 Algeria 6,542 734 2,044 1,587 0 0 0 Indonesia 299 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iraq 13,299 0 0 305 0 0 0 Kuwait 5,495 0 0 0 0 0 0 Libya 612 0 0 0 0 0 0...

  15. Distributed Convergence to Nash Equilibria with Local Utility Measurements Gurdal Arslan and Jeff S. Shamma

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    Arslan, Gürdal

    Distributed Convergence to Nash Equilibria with Local Utility Measurements Gurdal Arslan and Jeff S Play (GP) provide convergence to Nash equilibria in certain special classes of games. Recent work Action GP, lead to behavior converging to Nash equilibria in a significantly larger set of games than

  16. EVALUATION OF SENSORS FOR A SMART WHEELCHAIR Edmund F. LoPresti1

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    Nourbakhsh, Illah

    and 9000 sonar sensors and Sharp GP2D02 and GP2D12 infrared sensors were evaluated for eight materials is being conducted to evaluate a variety of commercially available sonar and infrared sensorsEVALUATION OF SENSORS FOR A SMART WHEELCHAIR Edmund F. LoPresti1 , Richard C. Simpson1 , David

  17. Generic Generic Programming Jose Pedro Magalh~aes

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    Löh, Andres

    the life of both library writers and users. Library writers can define their approach as a conversion from duplication of generic code. In this paper we define a new GP library, structured, and use it to derive representations for many other GP libraries. Defining a new library does not mean introducing a lot of new

  18. GREENPEACE/PETERCATON report national energy scenario

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    ,KimberlyWilson. research DLR,Institute ofTechnicalThermodynamics,Department of Systems Analysis andTechnology Assessment OUTLOOK EUROPEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY COUNCIL ©MARCUSFRANKEN/GP ©GP/JOHNNOVIS #12;2 image CHECKING THE SOLAR/FLAVIOCANNALONGA 3 current u.s. climate and energy policy 41 glossary & appendix 44 GreenpeaceInternational,EuropeanRenewable

  19. Crystalline Boson Phases in Harmonic Traps: Beyond the Gross-Pitaevskii Mean Field Igor Romanovsky, Constantine Yannouleas, and Uzi Landman

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    Yannouleas, Constantine

    Crystalline Boson Phases in Harmonic Traps: Beyond the Gross-Pitaevskii Mean Field Igor Romanovsky-Pitaevskii (GP) solution. The bosons localize and form polygonal-ringlike crystalline patterns, both-probability-distribution analysis. For neutral bosons, the total energy of the crystalline phase saturates in contrast to the GP

  20. The Finitary Andrews-Curtis Conjecture Alexandre V. Borovik Alexander Lubotzky

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    Lubotzky, Alex

    Y G we denote by gpG (Y ) the normal closure of Y in G, by d(G) the minimal number of generators as a normal subgroup: Nk(G) = {(g1, . .,.gk) | gpG (g1, . .,.gk).= G } Then the Andrews

  1. A CUDA SIMT Interpreter for Genetic Programming W. B. Langdon CREST centre, King's College, London, WC2R 2LS, UK

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Vidia Tesla T10P. Using sub-machine code GP a sustain peak performance of 212 billion GP operations per second but interpreted code is slower than optimised compiler generated machine code. GPU interpreters typically gain sampling of test cases with a population of a quarter of a million programs a single T10P Tesla is able

  2. Evolving Recursive Programs by Using Adaptive Grammar Based Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Page 1 Evolving Recursive Programs by Using Adaptive Grammar Based Genetic Programming Man Leung@ln.edu.hk Abstract Genetic programming (GP) extends traditional genetic algorithms to automatically induce computer programs. GP has been applied in a wide range of applications such as software re- engineering, electrical

  3. Molecular architecture of the prolate head of bacteriophage T4

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    Rossmann, Michael G.

    -Maklaya Street, Moscow 117997, Russia; and §Department of Biology, Center for Advanced Training in Cell) The head of bacteriophage T4 is a prolate icosahedron with one unique portal vertex to which the phage tail by the portal protein gp20. The prohead contains an internal core made up of the major core protein, gp22

  4. of November 9, 2009 This information is current as

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    Nicchitta, Chris

    . Nicchitta Brent Berwin, Justin P. Hart, Salvatore V. Pizzo and GRP94(gp96)-Associated Peptides Cross-Independent Cross- Presentation of GRP94(gp96)-Associated Peptides1 Brent Berwin,* Justin P. Hart, Salvatore V and ther- apeutic protocols to reduce or eliminate tumor growth and pro- gression. The basis

  5. A replication-deficient rabies virus vaccine expressing Ebola virus glycoprotein is highly attenuated for neurovirulence

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    Papaneri, Amy B.; Wirblich, Christoph; Cann, Jennifer A.; Cooper, Kurt; Jahrling, Peter B.; Integrated Research Facility, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Fort Detrick MD, 21702 ; Schnell, Matthias J.; Blaney, Joseph E.

    2012-12-05

    We are developing inactivated and live-attenuated rabies virus (RABV) vaccines expressing Ebola virus (EBOV) glycoprotein for use in humans and endangered wildlife, respectively. Here, we further characterize the pathogenesis of the live-attenuated RABV/EBOV vaccine candidates in mice in an effort to define their growth properties and potential for safety. RABV vaccines expressing GP (RV-GP) or a replication-deficient derivative with a deletion of the RABV G gene (RV{Delta}G-GP) are both avirulent after intracerebral inoculation of adult mice. Furthermore, RV{Delta}G-GP is completely avirulent upon intracerebral inoculation of suckling mice unlike parental RABV vaccine or RV-GP. Analysis of RV{Delta}G-GP in the brain by quantitative PCR, determination of virus titer, and immunohistochemistry indicated greatly restricted virus replication. In summary, our findings indicate that RV-GP retains the attenuation phenotype of the live-attenuated RABV vaccine, and RV{Delta}G-GP would appear to be an even safer alternative for use in wildlife or consideration for human use.

  6. Monitoring-based HVAC Commissioning of an Existing Office Building for Energy Efficiciency

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    Wang, Liping

    2014-01-01

    GP-21, and GP-23) and three boilers (BR3, BR4 and BR5); thefan BL1 during unoccupied hours 4.2 Boiler performance Thereare three main boilers, labeled as BR3, BR4, and BR5, in the

  7. Turnabout. Final report

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    Roggero, F.F.

    1993-04-19

    The proliferation of ideas and strategies is equally as important as the proliferation of weapons. This paper challenges the reader to search for counters to historically successful strategies which could be turned against the US. Specifically, consider the following scenario: In 1994 Iraq, Syria, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan form an alliance called the Southwest Asia Consortium (SAC). In 1996 Iraq invades Kuwait to reclaim its title to the province, and a limited US-led coalition immediately begins to build up a conventional force in the Persian Gulf region. SAC members recognize Iraq's claim to Kuwait and remind the world in a joint statement that an attack on any of its members would be considered an attack on the entire alliance. Furthermore, SAC reserves the right to respond to any attack at an appropriate level, including conventional weapons, battlefield nuclear weapons, intermediate range nuclear missiles or ICBMs. As Iraq prepares a defense of Kuwait with its national forces and token SAC troop deployments, the Consortium's strategy and capability of responding to a potential attack with a full spectrum of weapons confounds America's response to the crisis.

  8. Efficient non-parametric fitting of potential energy surfaces for polyatomic molecules with Gaussian processes

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    Cui, Jie

    2015-01-01

    We propose a Gaussian Process (GP) model as an efficient non-parametric method for constructing multi-dimensional potential energy surfaces (PES) for polyatomic molecules. Using an example of the molecule N$_4$, we show that a realistic GP model of the six-dimensional PES can be constructed with only 240 potential energy points. We construct a series of the GP models and illustrate the accuracy of the resulting surfaces as a function of the number of {\\it ab initio} points. We show that the GP model based on 1800 potential energy points achieves the same level of accuracy as the conventional regression fits based on 16,421 points. The GP model of the PES requires no fitting of {\\it ab initio} data with analytical functions and can be readily extended to surfaces of higher dimensions.

  9. Geothermal power development: 1984 overview and update

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    DiPippo, R.

    1984-10-01

    The status of geothermal power plants as of mid-1984 is given. There are 15 countries with active plants, and France (Guadeloupe) is expected to join the roster in the near future. The total number of operating units (defined as individual turbo-generator sets) is 145; the total installed capacity is somewhat less than 3770 MW. If plans for additional plants are met, the total could jump by more than 200 MW over the next two years. Recent growth is presented and the worldwide installed capacity is traced. A graphic portrayal of the growth pattern is presented. The countries that will be most responsible for sustaining this growth are the US, the Philippines, Mexico, and Indonesia. Other countries that will contribute significantly include Italy, Japan, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Turkey. The following countries do not now have any geothermal plants but may bring some online by 1990: Guatemala, Costa Rica, Greece, St. Lucia, Thailand, and Ethiopia.

  10. Bringing simulation to implementation: Presentation of a global approach in the design of passive solar buildings under humid tropical climates

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    Garde, François; Celaire, Robert

    2012-01-01

    In early 1995, a DSM pilot initiative has been launched in the French islands of Guadeloupe and Reunion through a partnership between several public and private partners (the French Public Utility EDF, the University of Reunion Island, low cost housing companies, architects, energy consultants, etc...) to set up standards to improve thermal design of new residential buildings in tropical climates. This partnership led to defining optimized bio-climatic urban planning and architectural designs featuring the use of passive cooling architectural principles (solar shading, natural ventilation) and components, as well as energy efficient systems and technologies. The design and sizing of each architectural component on internal thermal comfort in building has been assessed with a validated thermal and airflow building simulation software (CODYRUN). These technical specifications have been edited in a reference document which has been used to build over 300 new pilot dwellings through the years 1996-1998 in Reunion...

  11. Stabilizing Exposure of Conserved Epitopes by Structure Guided Insertion of Disulfide Bond in HIV-1 Envelope Glycoprotein

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    Kassa, Aemro; Dey, Antu K.; Sarkar, Pampi; Labranche, Celia; Go, Eden P.; Clarck, Danile F.; Sun, Yide; Nandi, Avishek; Hartog, Karin; Desaire, Heather; Montefiori, David; Carfri, Andrea; Srivastava, Indresh K.; Barnett, Susan W.

    2013-10-13

    , and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding: This study was supported by the NIAID-NIH HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) grant # 5P01 AI066287. The funders had no role in study design, data collection...-mediated neutralization. Recent high-resolution gp120 structures [5,6] have revealed the complete structure of the inner domain of HIV-1 gp120 that was missing from previous studies [7–10]. These structures showed that the inner domain of gp120 in CD4-bound state...

  12. Nonabelian cohomology and obstructions, following Wojtkowiak [2] Haynes Miller

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    Miller, Haynes

    , groups Gp, abelian groups Ab, and "bands" HGp, that is, the category whose objects are groups and whose (D; G) is the usual equivalence relation, and those equivalent to f0 are "principal." Let : D HGp

  13. On the Costs and Benefits of using PartialOrder Methods for the

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    Rajamani, Sriram K.

    in [Val88a, Val88b] and [God90, GW91b], and were developed further in [Val90, GW91a, GHP92, HGP92, GP93

  14. High-fidelity national carbon mapping for resource management and REDD+

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    2013-01-01

    Clark JK, Jacobson J, Kennedy- Bowdoin T, Balaji A, Paez-G, Cabrera Montenegro E, Kennedy-Bowdoin T, Duque Á, et al:53. Asner GP, Knapp DE, Kennedy-Bowdoin T, Jones MO, Martin

  15. Computationally Efficient Gaussian Process Changepoint Detection and Regression

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    Computationally Efficient Gaussian Process Changepoint Detection and Regression by Robert Conlin Changepoint Detection and Regression by Robert Conlin Grande Submitted to the Department of Aeronautics in Aerospace Engineering Abstract Most existing GP regression algorithms assume a single generative model

  16. Research Needs: Glass Solar Reflectance and Vinyl Siding

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    Hart, Robert

    2012-01-01

    Data Sheet ID: GP-31B. LBNL Heat Island Group. 2010. http://of the siding surface. The heat island effect is anexample of this (LBNL Heat Island Group 2010). Physical

  17. Detection of Phonological Features in Continuous Speech using Neural Networks 

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    King, Simon; Taylor, Paul

    which uses binary features, 2) a multi valued (MV) feature system which uses traditional phonetic categories such as manner, place etc, and 3) Government Phonology (GP) which uses a set of structured primes. All experiments used recurrent neural networks...

  18. Pierre Y. Julien Colorado State University

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    Pit (GP) Rosane Loam (Rtc) Troutville Gravelly Sandy Loam (TrE) Perian Soils (PIF) Water (Ponds) (WDumps (MP) Slickens (mill tailings) (Sw) Placer Diggings andTailings (Pn) Bross Gravelly Sandy Loam (Br

  19. Universitt Ulm | 89069 Ulm | Germany Fakultt fr Ingenieurwissenschaften

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    Ulm, Universität

    Integrated Manufacturing EPK Ereignisgesteuerte Prozesskette ER Entity Relationship ERM Entity Relationship) Entity Relationship Model (ERM) Geschäftsprozess (GP) Grundsätze ordnungsmä�iger Modellierung (Go

  20. Design and Optimization of Piped Water Network for Tanker Fed Villages in

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    Damani, Om P.

    Elevated Storage Reservoir GIS Geographical Information System GP Gram Panchayat LPCD Litres Per Capita per:............................................................................... 4 2. Design Methodology and Design Parameters .......................5 2.1 The Cost Components and Cost Estimation:............................................. 6 2.3 Identification of Source

  1. Design and Optimization of Piped Water Supply Scheme based on Upper Vaitarna

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    Sohoni, Milind

    Elevated Storage Reservoir GIS Geographical Information System GP Gram Panchayat LPCD Litres Per Capita per:............................................................................... 4 2. Design Methodology and Design Parameters .......................5 2.1 The Cost Components and Cost Estimation:............................................. 6 2.3 Identification of Source

  2. Temperature reconstruction at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide, for the last millennium, from the combination of borehole temperature and inert gas isotope measurements /

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    Orsi, Anais J.

    2013-01-01

    2 for details): m = PG T (GPG T + R) ?1 d We note that P is6.6): of P ˆ = P ? PG T (GPG T + R) ?1 GP P We find that the

  3. Structure and stability of Co(II)-complexes formed by wild-type and metal-ligand substitution mutants of T4 gene 32 protein 

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    Guo, Juqian

    1996-01-01

    Phage T4 gene 32 protein (gp32) is a zinc metalloprotein that binds cooperatively and preferentially to single-stranded nucleic acids and functions as a replication and recombination accessory protein. We have previously ...

  4. Beyond the Gross-Pitaevskii Equation: Ground State and Low Energy Excitations for Trapped Bosons

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    A. Polls; A. Fabrocini

    2000-11-09

    The results of a modified Gross-Pitaevskii equation for a system of Bose hard spheres trapped in a spherical harmonic potential are analyzed to study the validity regime of the standard GP equation.

  5. [The Journal of Geology, 2003, volume 111, p. 000000] 2003 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0022-1376/2003/11102-0002$15.00 JG vol. 111, no. 2 2003 february Friday Jan 24 2003 01:18 PM/030201/der CHECKED

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    Garver, John I.

    August 16, 2001; accepted August 8, 2002. 1 Present address: ExxonMobil Exploration Company, GP3, Benmar for the northern Tien Shan. These data clearly argue for pulsed deformation since the Late Miocene, with early (11

  6. Online Sparse Matrix Gaussian Process Regression and Vision Applications

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    Yang, Ming-Hsuan

    in learning nonlinear mappings between high dimensional data and their low dimensional representations the use of matrix downdating using hyper- bolic rotations to also learn the hyperparameters of the GP

  7. Building Optimal Committees of Genetic Byoung-Tak Zhang and Je-Gun Joung

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    Building Optimal Committees of Genetic Programs Byoung-Tak Zhang and Je-Gun Joung Arti#12;cial. #12; 2 Byoung-Tak Zhang and Je-Gun Joung The results of GP committees are compared with those obtained

  8. P-Glycoprotein Structure and Chemotherapy Resistance

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    The protein, called P-glycoprotein, or P-gp for short, is one of the main reasons cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy drugs. Understanding its structure may help...

  9. Applying the isochronal, transient p/z method to gas wells exhibiting wellbore storage effects 

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    Deshpande, Anil

    1993-01-01

    Static reservoir pressures are required for gas material balance plz vs. Gp plots. A new method has been developed that uses wellbore storage distorted early time pressure buildup data to determine original gas in place (OGIP). Analysis...

  10. Structure of P-Glycoprotein Reveals a Molecular Basis for Poly...

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    for Poly-Specific Drug Binding figure 1 Figure 1. Structure of P-gp. Many forms of cancer fail to respond to chemotherapy by acquiring multidrug resistance (MDR), to which has...

  11. July 2013 Most Viewed Documents for Energy Storage, Conversion...

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    the impact on PV system design Stevens, J.W.; Corey, G.P. (1996) 142 > Seventh Edition Fuel Cell Handbook NETL (2004) 133 > An Improved Method of Manufacturing Corrugated...

  12. P-Glycoprotein Structure and Chemotherapy Resistance

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    obtained the first glimpse of a protein that keeps certain substances, including many drugs, out of cells. The protein, called P-glycoprotein, or P-gp for short, is one of the...

  13. 2013 WINNERS College of Science & Engineering

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    OF [001] ORIENTED THIN FILMS OF ANATASE (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) AS A FUNCTION OF ANNEALING TEMPERATURE By. Ichimura Entry Number: 53 GP SEISMIC ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STEEL PLATE SHEAR WALLS CONSIDERING PLATE

  14. MHC-guided processing Folding of an MHC class II-restricted tumor antigen controls its antigenicity via

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    online Mar 26, 2007;PNAS This information is current as of April 2007. & Services Online Information www envelope glycoprotein gp90 generate protective immunity to murine colon carcinoma CT26. A panel of I

  15. Detergents Modulate Dimerization, but not Helicity, of the Glycophorin A Transmembrane Domain

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    coli inner membrane (Langosch et al., 1996; Leeds & Beckwith, 1998; Russ & Engelman, 1999- dimethylaminocoumarin-4-acetayl CouÁGpA, GpA labeled with Cou at the N terminus; DDMAB, dodecyl- N,N-dimet

  16. Is Roundup the Toxic Chemical that's Destroying Our Health?

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    Seneff, Stephanie

    of Roundup #12;3/11/14 6 Glyphosate vs. Other Pes3cides* *hGp://sustainablepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/GMO aroma/c amino acids) · Huge expansion of GMO corn, soy, coGon, sugar beet

  17. Another weird prime

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    2009-01-23

    Oct 31, 2008 ... 1. Introduction. Denote by g(p) the least primitive root of a prime p and by h(p) the least .... Next is Mr. Mariusz Kwas, a student of the Warsaw.

  18. Examining the Relationship between Antecedent Soil Moisture and Summer Precipitation in the U.S. Great Plains 

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    Meng, Lei

    2010-01-14

    This dissertation focuses on examining the relationship between antecedent soil moisture and summer precipitation in the U.S. Great Plains (GP). The influence of Nino sea surface temperatures (SSTs) on summer precipitation ...

  19. Doug Brutlag Professor Emeritus

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    -Waterman ­ O(N*M) time and O(N*M) space #12;S(i, j) Max S(i 1, j 1) s(i, j) S(i 1, j) GP S(i, j 1) GP VG(i score at location i-1, j VG(i-2,j) = accumulated score of gap extending to i-1,j HG(i,j-2) = accumulated

  20. Exploring the Effects of Crosslinking on the Intervertebral Disc 

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    Kirking, Bryan

    2012-12-10

    and incubated for 1-hour. Data are presented ? SD. ............................................. 24 Figure 9. Buffers effects on genipin and methylglyoxal crosslinking. Tissue was incubated with GP or MG at 37oC for 1 hour in either Tris or EPPS buffers at p... with both GP and MG and lower the efficiency of crosslinking, we decided to also test a second buffer, EPPS (3-[4-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazinyl] 16 propanesulfonic acid), which lacks amines. We used subsaturating concentrations of both crosslinkers...

  1. NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION AMENDMENT Date: August 18, 2005

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    -mail: regulations@mail.ucf.edu FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION AMENDMENT: 6C7-8.003 Solar Thermal Collector of a solar thermal collector that model which has met the requirements standards of FSEC Standard 101-05-GP-5 of FSEC Standard 102-05-GP-6-80. (c3) A measure of the solar thermal collector's gross area. #12

  2. Comparisons of short carbon nanotubes containing conductive additives of cathode for lithium ion batteries

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    Zhang, Qingtang, E-mail: zhqt137@163.com [School of Petrochemical Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Chengdu 610041 (China); Wang, Xiaomei; Lu, Wenjiang; Tang, Fuling [School of Material Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Guo, Junhong [School of Petrochemical Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Yu, Weiyuan [School of Material Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050 (China); Qu, Meizhen; Yu, Zuolong [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Chengdu 610041 (China)

    2013-08-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Short carbon nanotubes (SCNT) containing conductive additives were used. • SCNT/graphite powder (GP) mixture is better than SCNT/mesoporous carbon mixture. • SCNT connect many isolated GP particles to form a more valid conductive network. • SCNT absorb some electrolyte solution allowing quick electrochemical reactions. - Abstract: Short carbon nanotubes (SCNT) containing conductive additives, i.e. SCNT/graphite powder (GP) mixture (SCNTGP) and SCNT/mesoporous carbon (MC) mixture (SCNTMC) were employed as conductive additives for LiCoO{sub 2} cathode. GP and MC have similar particle size, but GP has lower specific surface area and higher electronic conductivity. Electrochemical measurements indicate that SCNTGP is more effective in improving the electrochemical performance of LiCoO{sub 2} composite cathode under the same conditions. The reason is described as follows. SCNT connect the isolated GP particles to form a more valid conductive network. In addition, SCNT has a certain specific mesoporous surface area, which can absorb some electrolyte solution and then provide buffer lithium ions for quick electrochemical reactions. Consequently, the combination of these two factors would be responsible to the improvement in the electrochemical performance of the SCNTGP loaded cathode.

  3. Flexible Pillared Graphene-Paper Electrodes for High-Performance Electrochemical Supercapacitors

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    Wang, Gongkai; Sun, Xiang; Lu, Fengyuan; Sun, Hongtao; Yu, Mingpeng; Jiang, Weilin; Liu, Changsheng; Lian, Jie

    2012-02-09

    Flexible graphene paper (GP) pillared by carbon black (CB) nanoparticles using a simple vacuum filtration method is developed as a high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors. Through the introduction of CB nanoparticles as spacers, the self-restacking of graphene sheets during the filtration process is mitigated to a great extent. The pillared GP-based supercapacitors exhibit excellent electrochemical performances and cyclic stabilities compared with GP without the addition of CB nanoparticles. At a scan rate of 10 mV s?1, the specific capacitance of the pillared GP is 138 F g^?1 and 83.2 F g^?1 with negligible 3.85% and 4.35% capacitance degradation after 2000 cycles in aqueous and organic electrolytes, respectively. At an extremely fast scan rate of 500 mV s ^?1, the specific capacitance can reach 80 F g^?1 in aqueous electrolyte. No binder is needed for assembling the supercapacitor cells and the pillared GP itself may serve as a current collector due to its intrinsic high electrical conductivity. The pillared GP has great potential in the development of promising flexible and ultralight-weight supercapacitors for electrochemical energy storage.

  4. Stability versus Sustainability: Energy Policy in the Gulf Monarchies

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    Krane, Jim

    2013-02-07

      this  misuse  of  resources.  Rent  distribution  was  a  pre?oil  political  tool  even  before  the  formation  of  independent  states  in  the  Gulf,  as  Foley  (2010)  and  Davidson  (2005)  have  shown.4  The  arrival of oil revenues into...  bands at unchanged prices. By the mid?2000s,  these (by then) subsidized prices were seen as a convenient way to distribute oil rents and  maintain  regime  legitimacy.  In  Kuwait,  power  that  costs  nearly  14  US  cents  per  kWh  to  generate and deliver is still sold for less than 1...

  5. An Empirical Growth Model for Major Oil Exporters

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    Esfahani, Hadi Salehi; Mohaddes, Kamiar; Pesaran, M. Hashem

    2012-03-21

    . 3See, for example, Amuzegar (2008) and the British Petroleum Statistical Review of World Energy. 3 Figure 1: Oil Export Revenues to Income Ratios for Major Oil Exporters 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1980 1988 1996 2004 2010 Saudi Arabia Iran Norway Venezuela... shows most other OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) member countries such as Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Nigeria, Algeria, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, and a few countries outside OPEC such as Norway and Russia have similar oil...

  6. Oil and gas developments in Middle East in 1986

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    Hemer, D.O.; Gohrbandt, K.H.A.

    1987-10-01

    Petroleum production in Middle East countries during 1986 totaled 4,493,973,000 bbl (an average rate of 12,312,254 BOPD), up 22.3% from the revised 1985 total of 3,673,729,000 bbl. Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Oman had significant increased; Iran was the only Middle East country with a significant decrease. New fields went on production in Oman and Yemen Arab Republic, and significant discoveries were reported in Iraq, Yemen Arab Republic, Oman, and Syria. However, exploration was generally down in most countries. Exploration and production operations continued to be affected by war in Iraq and Iran. 8 figures, 7 tables.

  7. Anti-MUC1 antibody inhibits EGF receptor signaling in cancer cells

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    Hisatsune, Akinori, E-mail: hisatsun@kumamoto-u.ac.jp [Department of Chemico-Pharmacological Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 862-0973 (Japan)] [Department of Chemico-Pharmacological Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 862-0973 (Japan); Nakayama, Hideki; Kawasaki, Mitsuru; Horie, Ichiro [Department of Chemico-Pharmacological Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 862-0973 (Japan)] [Department of Chemico-Pharmacological Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 862-0973 (Japan); Miyata, Takeshi [Laboratory of Presymptomatic Medical Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sojo University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 862-0082 (Japan)] [Laboratory of Presymptomatic Medical Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sojo University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 862-0082 (Japan); Isohama, Yoichiro [Department of Chemico-Pharmacological Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 862-0973 (Japan)] [Department of Chemico-Pharmacological Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 862-0973 (Japan); Kim, Kwang Chul [Department of Physiology and Lung Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140 (United States)] [Department of Physiology and Lung Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140 (United States); Katsuki, Hiroshi [Department of Chemico-Pharmacological Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 862-0973 (Japan)] [Department of Chemico-Pharmacological Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 862-0973 (Japan)

    2011-02-18

    Research highlights: {yields} We identified changes in the expression and function of EGFR by anti-MUC1 antibody. {yields} An anti-MUC1 antibody GP1.4 decreased EGFR from cell surface by internalization. {yields} GP1.4 specifically inhibited ERK signaling triggered EGF-EGFR signaling pathway. {yields} Internalization of EGFR was dependent on the presence of MUC1 on cell surface. {yields} GP1.4 significantly inhibited EGF-dependent cancer cell proliferation and migration. -- Abstract: MUC1 is a type I transmembrane glycoprotein aberrantly overexpressed in various cancer cells. High expression of MUC1 is closely associated with cancer progression and metastasis, leading to poor prognosis. We previously reported that MUC1 is internalized by the binding of the anti-MUC1 antibody, from the cell surface to the intracellular region via the macropinocytotic pathway. Since MUC1 is closely associated with ErbBs, such as EGF receptor (EGFR) in cancer cells, we examined the effect of the anti-MUC1 antibody on EGFR trafficking. Our results show that: (1) anti-MUC1 antibody GP1.4, but not another anti-MUC1 antibody C595, triggered the internalization of EGFR in pancreatic cancer cells; (2) internalization of EGFR by GP1.4 resulted in the inhibition of ERK phosphorylation by EGF stimulation, in a MUC1 dependent manner; (3) inhibition of ERK phosphorylation by GP1.4 resulted in the suppression of proliferation and migration of pancreatic cancer cells. We conclude that the internalization of EGFR by anti-MUC1 antibody GP1.4 inhibits the progression of cancer cells via the inhibition of EGFR signaling.

  8. When do we need to account for the geometric phase in excited state dynamics?

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    Ryabinkin, Ilya G.; Joubert-Doriol, Loïc; Izmaylov, Artur F.

    2014-06-07

    We investigate the role of the geometric phase (GP) in an internal conversion process when the system changes its electronic state by passing through a conical intersection (CI). Local analysis of a two-dimensional linear vibronic coupling (LVC) model Hamiltonian near the CI shows that the role of the GP is twofold. First, it compensates for a repulsion created by the so-called diagonal Born–Oppenheimer correction. Second, the GP enhances the non-adiabatic transition probability for a wave-packet part that experiences a central collision with the CI. To assess the significance of both GP contributions we propose two indicators that can be computed from parameters of electronic surfaces and initial conditions. To generalize our analysis to N-dimensional systems we introduce a reduction of a general N-dimensional LVC model to an effective 2D LVC model using a mode transformation that preserves short-time dynamics of the original N-dimensional model. Using examples of the bis(methylene) adamantyl and butatriene cations, and the pyrazine molecule we have demonstrated that their effective 2D models reproduce the short-time dynamics of the corresponding full dimensional models, and the introduced indicators are very reliable in assessing GP effects.

  9. Analysis of geometric phase effects in the quantum-classical Liouville formalism

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    Ryabinkin, Ilya G.; Izmaylov, Artur F.; Chemical Physics Theory Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6 ; Hsieh, Chang-Yu; Kapral, Raymond

    2014-02-28

    We analyze two approaches to the quantum-classical Liouville (QCL) formalism that differ in the order of two operations: Wigner transformation and projection onto adiabatic electronic states. The analysis is carried out on a two-dimensional linear vibronic model where geometric phase (GP) effects arising from a conical intersection profoundly affect nuclear dynamics. We find that the Wigner-then-Adiabatic (WA) QCL approach captures GP effects, whereas the Adiabatic-then-Wigner (AW) QCL approach does not. Moreover, the Wigner transform in AW-QCL leads to an ill-defined Fourier transform of double-valued functions. The double-valued character of these functions stems from the nontrivial GP of adiabatic electronic states in the presence of a conical intersection. In contrast, WA-QCL avoids this issue by starting with the Wigner transform of single-valued quantities of the full problem. As a consequence, GP effects in WA-QCL can be associated with a dynamical term in the corresponding equation of motion. Since the WA-QCL approach uses solely the adiabatic potentials and non-adiabatic derivative couplings as an input, our results indicate that WA-QCL can capture GP effects in two-state crossing problems using first-principles electronic structure calculations without prior diabatization or introduction of explicit phase factors.

  10. Molecular insight into conformational transmission of human P-glycoprotein

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    Chang, Shan-Yan [Department of Biochemical Engineering and Key Laboratory of Systems Bioengineering of the Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)] [Department of Biochemical Engineering and Key Laboratory of Systems Bioengineering of the Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Liu, Fu-Feng, E-mail: fufengliu@tju.edu.cn, E-mail: ysun@tju.edu.cn; Dong, Xiao-Yan; Sun, Yan, E-mail: fufengliu@tju.edu.cn, E-mail: ysun@tju.edu.cn [Department of Biochemical Engineering and Key Laboratory of Systems Bioengineering of the Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China) [Department of Biochemical Engineering and Key Laboratory of Systems Bioengineering of the Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), Tianjin 300072 (China)

    2013-12-14

    P-glycoprotein (P-gp), a kind of ATP-binding cassette transporter, can export candidates through a channel at the two transmembrane domains (TMDs) across the cell membranes using the energy released from ATP hydrolysis at the two nucleotide-binding domains (NBDs). Considerable evidence has indicated that human P-gp undergoes large-scale conformational changes to export a wide variety of anti-cancer drugs out of the cancer cells. However, molecular mechanism of the conformational transmission of human P-gp from the NBDs to the TMDs is still unclear. Herein, targeted molecular dynamics simulations were performed to explore the atomic detail of the conformational transmission of human P-gp. It is confirmed that the conformational transition from the inward- to outward-facing is initiated by the movement of the NBDs. It is found that the two NBDs move both on the two directions (x and y). The movement on the x direction leads to the closure of the NBDs, while the movement on the y direction adjusts the conformations of the NBDs to form the correct ATP binding pockets. Six key segments (KSs) protruding from the TMDs to interact with the NBDs are identified. The relative movement of the KSs along the y axis driven by the NBDs can be transmitted through ?-helices to the rest of the TMDs, rendering the TMDs to open towards periplasm in the outward-facing conformation. Twenty eight key residue pairs are identified to participate in the interaction network that contributes to the conformational transmission from the NBDs to the TMDs of human P-gp. In addition, 9 key residues in each NBD are also identified. The studies have thus provided clear insight into the conformational transmission from the NBDs to the TMDs in human P-gp.

  11. The proportion of prostate biopsy tissue with Gleason pattern 4 or 5 predicts for biochemical and clinical outcome after radiotherapy for prostate cancer

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    D'Ambrosio, David J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Hanlon, Alexandra L. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Al-Saleem, Tahseen [Department of Pathology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Feigenberg, Steven J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Horwitz, Eric M. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Uzzo, Robert G. [Department of Urologic Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Pollack, Alan [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Buyyounouski, Mark K. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States)]. E-mail: mark.buyyounouski@fccc.edu

    2007-03-15

    Purpose: To investigate the prognostic utility of the proportion of prostate biopsy tissue containing Gleason pattern 4 or 5 (GP4/5) after definitive radiotherapy (RT) for prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: A total of 568 patients with T1c-3 Nx/0 prostate cancer who received three-dimensional conformal RT alone between May 1989 and August 2001 were studied. There were 161 men with Gleason score 7-10 disease. The GP4/5 was defined as the percentage of biopsy tissue containing Gleason pattern 4 or 5. A Cox proportional hazards model was used for univariate and multivariate analyses (MVA) for biochemical failure (BF) (American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology definition) and distant metastasis (DM). A recursive partitioning analysis was done using the results of the MVA to identify a cutpoint for GP4/5. Results: The median follow-up was 46 (range, 13-114) months and median RT dose was 76 (range, 65-82) Gy. On MVA, increasing initial prostate-specific antigen (p = 0.0248) decreasing RT dose (continuous, p = 0.0022), T stage (T1/2 vs. T3) (p = 0.0136) and GP4/5 (continuous, p < 0.0001) were significant predictors of BF in a model also containing GS. GP4/5 was the only significant predictor of DM in the same model (p < 0.0001). Conclusion: The GP4/5 in prostate biopsy specimens is a predictor of BF and DM after RT independent of Gleason score. This parameter should be reported by the pathologist when reviewing prostatic biopsy specimens.

  12. Geometric phases in quantum information

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    Erik Sjöqvist

    2015-03-16

    The rise of quantum information science has opened up a new venue for applications of the geometric phase (GP), as well as triggered new insights into its physical, mathematical, and conceptual nature. Here, we review this development by focusing on three main themes: the use of GPs to perform robust quantum computation, the development of GP concepts for mixed quantum states, and the discovery of a new type of topological phases for entangled quantum systems. We delineate the theoretical development as well as describe recent experiments related to GPs in the context of quantum information.

  13. Search Engine for Antimicrobial Resistance: A Cloud Compatible Pipeline and Web Interface for Rapidly Detecting Antimicrobial Resistance Genes Directly from Sequence Data

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    Rowe, Will; Baker, Kate S.; Verner-Jeffreys, David; Baker-Austin, Craig; Ryan, Jim J.; Maskell, Duncan; Pearce, Gareth

    2015-07-21

    for ARG detection. Search Engine for Antimicrobial Resistance PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0133492 July 21, 2015 2 / 12 Aquaculture Science provided support in the form of salaries, research materials and facilities for authors DVJ and CBA, but did... July 21, 2015 10 / 12 Author Contributions Conceived and designed the experiments: WR GP. Performed the experiments: WR KB. Ana- lyzed the data: WR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WR KB. Wrote the paper: WR KB DVJ CBA JR DM GP...

  14. New constraints in absorptive capacity and the optimum rate of petroleum output

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    El Mallakh, R

    1980-01-01

    Economic policy in four oil-producing countries is analyzed within a framework that combines a qualitative assessment of the policy-making process with an empirical formulation based on historical and current trends in these countries. The concept of absorptive capacity is used to analyze the optimum rates of petroleum production in Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. A control solution with an econometric model is developed which is then modified for alternative development strategies based on analysis of factors influencing production decisions. The study shows the consistencies and inconsistencies between the goals of economic growth, oil production, and exports, and the constraints on economic development. Simulation experiments incorporated a number of the constraints on absorptive capacity. Impact of other constraints such as income distribution and political stability is considered qualitatively. (DLC)

  15. Saudi Aramco describes crisis oil flow hike

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    1991-12-02

    On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait and triggered one of the most severe crises in the world's oil supplies since World War II. Within a few days of the invasion, Iraqi and Kuwaiti oil exports were embargoed, and almost 4.6 million b/d oil of production was removed from world markets. This shortfall amounted to about 20% of total Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries production at the time and could have proven disastrous to the world's industrial and financial well-being. However, there was no disruption to the major economies of the world. This paper reports that the primary reason for the cushioning of this impact was the massive expansion in production undertaken by Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco).

  16. Middle Eastern power systems; Present and future developments

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01

    Middle Eastern Power systems have evolved independently of each other over many decades. The region covers a wide geographical area of over 4 million square kilometers with an estimated population in 1990 of over 120 million people. This paper discusses the present status and future power system developments in the Middle East with emphasis on the Mashrequ Arab Countries (MAC). MAC consists of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, and the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Interconnections within MAC and possible extensions to Turkey, Europe, and Central Africa are discussed. A common characteristic of the MAC power systems is that they are all operated by government or semi-government bodies. The energy resources in the region are varied. Countries such as Iraq, Egypt, and Syria have significant hydro power resources. On the other hand, the GCC countries and Iraq have abundant fossil fuel reserves.

  17. Geometric phase of a qubit driven by a phase noise laser under non-Markovian dynamics

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    Berrada, K.

    2014-01-15

    Robustness of the geometric phase (GP) with respect to the environmental effects is a basic condition for an effective quantum computation. Here, we study quantitatively the GP of a two-level atom system driven by a phase noise laser under non-Markovian dynamics in terms of different parameters involved in the whole system. We find that with the change of the damping coupling, the GP is very sensitive to its properties exhibiting long collapse and revival phenomena, which play a significant role in enhancing the stabilization and control of the system dynamics. Moreover, we show that the GP can be considered as a tool for testing and characterizing the nature of the qubit–environment coupling. Due to the significance of how a system is quantum correlated with its environment in the construction of a scalable quantum computer, the entanglement dynamics between the qubit with its environment under external classical noise is evaluated and investigated during the time evolution. -- Highlights: •Geometric phase under noise phase laser. •Dynamics of the geometric phase under non-Markovian dynamics in the presence of classical noise. •Solution of master equation of the system in terms atomic inversion. •Nonlocal correlation between the system and its environment under non-Markovianity.

  18. Geographic profiling as a novel spatial tool for targeting the control of invasive species

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    Knell, Rob

    of Criminal Justice, Texas State Univ., 601 Univ. Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA. Geographic profiling (GP data from the Biological Records Centre (BRC) for 53 invasive species in Great Britain, ranging from to produce a geoprofile. Geoprofiles do not provide an exact location for the criminal's home, but rather

  19. On-Line Digit Recognition using Off-Line Features A.Teredesai

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    @cedar.buffalo.edu Abstract This paper describes a classification method for on-line handwritten digits based on off. This framework for handwritten digit classification is based on genetic programming (GP). Several issues in pre effective for digit classification and pairwise discrimination of confusing allographs [9] and b) Genetic

  20. The College of Science & Engineering STUDENT PROJECT

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    The College of Science & Engineering STUDENT PROJECT S H O W C A S E & ALUMNI RECEPTION LIST Timpe (Chemistry & Biochemistry) SECOND PLACE Entry Number: 54 GP LOW-POWER COMPARATOR CIRCUIT FOR SWITCH BASED WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER IN IMPLANTS By: Casey Hardy and Dr. Hao Jiang Electrical Engineering

  1. Figure 1. Schematic of initial air pump design Design of Air Pump System Using Bond Graph

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    , is presented in Figure 1. It is a vibratory pump in which an electromagnetic circuit drives a small permanent magnet attached to a pivoted lever that, in turn, drives a rubber bellows pump. The bellows pump has an embryo bond graph model. Parameters for the GP search process must be set to control both the generation

  2. EXTREMAL MODELS AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS Institute for Study of Society and Environment

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    Katz, Richard

    in Extreme Value Theory (4) Interpretation of Tail Behavior (5) Complex Extreme Events (6) Risk Communication variables -- Engineering design Estimating return level of floods (Dams, flood plain definition) Estimating Extremes · Tail Behavior -- Shape parameter of GEV or GP distribution -- Bounded upper tail (i. e.,

  3. Functions of the respiratory burst oxidase in biotic interactions, abiotic stress and development

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    Dangl, Jeff

    recognition and in a variety of other processes. Addresses 1 Department of Biology, CB 3280, 108 Coker Hall, 108 Coker Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3280, USA- unit. gp91phox contains the entire electron transport chain from NADPH to molecular oxygen to produce

  4. [Faculty of Science Information and Computing Sciences

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    Löh, Andres

    [Faculty of Science Information and Computing Sciences] Indexed fixed points Andres Löh Dept. of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University P.O. Box 80.089, 3508 TB Utrecht, The Netherlands Web pages: http://www.cs.uu.nl/wiki/Center GP meeting, 21 November 2008 #12;[Faculty of Science Information

  5. Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines

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    Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics Colorado School of Mines CGEM Dongjie Cheng #12;#12;Department of Geophysics Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 80401 http://www.geophysics.mines.edu/cgem Defended: December 2003 Advisor: Dr. Yaoguo Li (GP

  6. Purification and characterization of a 50 kDa glycoprotein in cercariae of Schistosoma mansoni 

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    Sun, Jianling

    1994-01-01

    Glycoproteins of S. mansoni were purified using concanavalin A affinity chromatography. A dominant 50 kDa glycoprotein (gp5O) was found to be unique to ConA-purified cercarial antigens (ConA-Cer), but absent in ConA-SEA ...

  7. Figure 1. Location of geologic provinces considered in this study.

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    of northeast Mexico and southeast Texas. The Pimienta Formation of the Tampico-Misantla Basin is equivalent equivalent to the Agua Nue- va Formation of northeast Mexico (Peterson, 1985). [Gp., Group; Fm., Formation; Cgl., conglomerate; Ls., limestone; Sh., shale; Evap., evaporite] Figure 3. Schematic diagram showing

  8. Generic Generic Programming Jose Pedro Magalh~aes1 and Andres Loh2

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    Löh, Andres

    . To address this problem, we define conversions from one popular GP library rep- resentation to several others. Library writers can define their approach as a conversion from our library, obviating the need for writing- ic-deriving we define conversions to other popular generic libraries: regular [13], multirec [14

  9. Solving Elliptic Problems Using the Magnetic Reconnection Code http://www.aps.org/meet/DPP03/baps/abs/S980107.html 1 of 1 3/10/05 10:24 AM

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    Ng, Chung-Sang

    Solving Elliptic Problems Using the Magnetic Reconnection Code http://www.aps.org/meet/DPP03/baps Hall, ACC [GP1.107] Solving Elliptic Problems Using the Magnetic Reconnection Code K. Germaschewski, A Studies, solves Hall MHD equations using Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) methods in collisional as well

  10. Leishmania major: Promastigotes Induce Expression of a Subset of Chemokine Genes in Murine Macrophages

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    Beverley, Stephen M.

    nitric oxide synthase; LPG, lipophosphoglycan. INTRODUCTION Virulent metacyclic promastigotes of Leish, including a glyco- lipid termed lipophosphoglycan (LPG) and a surface protease, gp63 (Chang and Chaudhuri 1990; Turco and Descoteaux 1992). LPG, for example, participates in binding to the macro- phage

  11. RN/96/125 Revision : 1.4 Evolution of Genetic Programming Populations

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    show Price's Covariance and Selection Theorem can be applied to Genetic Algorithms (GAs) and GP of Natural Selection and shows in its normal interpretation it does not apply to practical GAs. An analysis, Fax: +44 (0) 171 387 1397 Keywords: population variety, diversity, genetic programming, Price

  12. A Stochastic Search Approach to Grammar Induction

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    Pollack, Jordan B.

    Price, implements a new evidence-driven heuristic for state merging. Our own version of this heuristic like Genetic Algorithms (GAs) [8], Genetic Programming (GP) [12], Evolutionary Programming (EP) [5 the natural representation of the state space is a tree of a DAG are usu- ally not amenable to evolutionary

  13. A Stochastic Search Approach to Grammar Induction

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    Pollack, Jordan B.

    Price, implements a new evidence­driven heuristic for state merging. Our own version of this heuristic. In particular, techniques like Genetic Algorithms (GAs) [8], Genetic Programming (GP) [12], Evolutionary, problems for which the natural representation of the state space is a tree of a DAG are usu­ ally

  14. Evolution of Genetic Programming Populations W. B. Langdon

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Keywords: population variety, diversity, genetic programming, Price's theorem, Fisher's theorem. Abstract 1 by briefly describing the stack experiment [ Langdon, 1995 ] . In Section 2 we show Price's Covariance and Selection Theorem can be applied to Genetic Algorithms (GAs) and GP to predict changes in gene

  15. Mechanochemistry of a Viral DNA Packaging Motor , Jeffrey Moffitt1

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    Oster, George

    Mechanochemistry of a Viral DNA Packaging Motor Jin Yu1 , Jeffrey Moffitt1 , Craig L. Hetherington1 The pentameric ATPase motor gp16 packages double-stranded DNA into the bacteriophage 29 virus capsid to explain how the packaging motor translocates the DNA in bursts of four 2.5 bp power strokes, while

  16. Certification Education & Training

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    Thévenaz, Jacques

    " umin" tf"t1" t2" u1" 0" min ,( ) s. t. G ,( ) 0 Batch plant viewed as a static map" p Gp NLP" min u polymerization (a batch plant) 4. Conclusions #12;Three Approaches for Static RTO What to measure and what

  17. NSTX Run Statistics and Update Friday November 16, 2001

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Analyzer (Energetic Neutrals) EN X Fast Camera FC X PC - Video Only Fast H-Alpha FH X IFLIP Interim Fast Gas Puff: imaging GP X plus Video GRITS: GRazing Incidence Time- resolved Spectrometer GR X original Probes (new) LP X EPICS CAMAC Micro Ion Gauge ( MIG) MI X Mirnov Magnetics MM X Electron Density

  18. Modeling and optimizing of the random atomic spin gyroscope drift based on the atomic spin gyroscope

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    Quan, Wei; Lv, Lin Liu, Baiqi

    2014-11-15

    In order to improve the atom spin gyroscope's operational accuracy and compensate the random error caused by the nonlinear and weak-stability characteristic of the random atomic spin gyroscope (ASG) drift, the hybrid random drift error model based on autoregressive (AR) and genetic programming (GP) + genetic algorithm (GA) technique is established. The time series of random ASG drift is taken as the study object. The time series of random ASG drift is acquired by analyzing and preprocessing the measured data of ASG. The linear section model is established based on AR technique. After that, the nonlinear section model is built based on GP technique and GA is used to optimize the coefficients of the mathematic expression acquired by GP in order to obtain a more accurate model. The simulation result indicates that this hybrid model can effectively reflect the characteristics of the ASG's random drift. The square error of the ASG's random drift is reduced by 92.40%. Comparing with the AR technique and the GP + GA technique, the random drift is reduced by 9.34% and 5.06%, respectively. The hybrid modeling method can effectively compensate the ASG's random drift and improve the stability of the system.

  19. P22 Bacteriophage Portal: The Conduit for DNA Packaging and Release Jinghua Tang1

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    Baker, Timothy S.

    P22 Bacteriophage Portal: The Conduit for DNA Packaging and Release Jinghua Tang1 , Gabriel C into a nearly icosahedral, T=7 laevo, quasi-symmetric head. A 12-fold symmetric dodecamer of gp1 ("portal enters and exits the head. The portal also serves as the attachment site for the tail machine, formed

  20. HIV Fusion Peptide Penetrates, Disorders, and Softens T-Cell Membrane Mimics

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    Nagle, John F.

    HIV Fusion Peptide Penetrates, Disorders, and Softens T-Cell Membrane Mimics Stephanie Tristram of N-terminal gp41 fusion peptide (FP) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) with model membranes in order to elucidate how FP leads to fusion of HIV and T-cell membranes. FP constructs were (i

  1. -A --_.Science --Service 3'oatu.i-e h i l e d on receipt

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    power of the engine. It i s found t5at an increase i n atmospheric humidity reduces the maximum, "by proper adjustment of the carburetor eaually e f f i c i e n t GpCratiOil can be obtained

  2. The End of an Era: The Rise of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Fall of the New Left

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    Cumming, Gregory Garth

    2010-01-01

    Avery. The Voices of the Guns. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons,Avery, The Voices of the Guns, 342. Ibid. , 343. By 4:30pm,Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America. Chapel Hill: The

  3. Astrocyte activation via Stat3 signalling determines the balance of oligodendrocyte versus Schwann cell remyelination

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    Castro, Glaucia Monteiro de; Deja, Natalia A.; Ma, Dan; Zhao, Chao; Franklin, Robin J. M.

    2015-01-01

    young cortex but not in the corresponding distal thalamic nuclei. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2000, 59:151-63. [26] Sriram K, Benkovic SA, Hebert MA, Miller DB, O'Callaghan JP: Induction of gp130- related cytokines and activation of JAK2/STAT3 pathway...

  4. The nutritive content of the grazing sheep's diet as affected by season, botanical composition, and stage of maturity of range forage 

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    Cook, C. Wayne

    1950-01-01

    ?MJ5RL1 H,R37J ZR5E ?,*?R1? AEMMB -------------------------------------- ??? A~22M, N*1?M - - - - - ------------------------------------------------------ ?? ?L,*?M ?,LV~35RL1...'ZFG???GPHA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ??? F?HGNTH?NG C?HG?-------------------------------------- ------------------------- ?77 T ? ?GP ? ??-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ??? HOG ?SHN?H??G C'?HHG?Z '? HOG ?NT??P?? AOGG?? A ??GH TA...

  5. Fast Wind Turbine Design via Geometric Programming

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    Abbeel, Pieter

    Fast Wind Turbine Design via Geometric Programming Warren Hoburg and Pieter Abbeel UC Berkeley turbine aerodynamics have an underlying convex mathematical structure that these new methods can exploit the application of GP to large wind turbine design problems a promising approach. Nomenclature (·)a, (·)t axial

  6. MBGP IN MODELLING AND PREDICTION Carlos OliverMorales

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    (MB­GP) encoding. Having multiple branches representing an individual allows us to get simpler), relative humidity (H), solar radiation (R) and wind speed (V) and direction (D) were recorded. The time). Cost function was predictive error­based metric. For each experiment, 20 runs were evaluated in order

  7. Top Jets at the LHC

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    Almeida, L.G.

    2009-01-01

    Top Jets at the LHC Leandro G. Almeida, Seung J. Lee, GiladSB-08-37; WIS/17/08-SEPT-DPP Top Jets at the LHC Leandro G.p T hadronically-decaying top quarks at the Large Hadron

  8. Genetic programming applied to Collagen disease & thrombosis.

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    an algorithm that has data as input and a model as output satisfying some optimization criteria such as minimum. The best individuals are continuously being selected, and crossover and mutation take place. Following description The software we have developed is an adaptation of LilGP (see reference), where genetic

  9. GPCOM: A Distributed, ComponentBased Genetic Programming System in C++

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    . This allows the system to be used with existing libraries of software as primitives. GP­COM supports multiple. The execution of candidate programs is entirely independent of the software used to create and manipulate them Programming: On the Programming of Computers by Natural Selection. MIT Press. Montana, D.J. 1995. Strongly

  10. Soft Computing (2011) 15:16571669 DOI: 10.1007/s00500-011-0695-2 Graphics Processing Units and Genetic Programming: An overview

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    is based on an interpreter rather than compilation. Finally using GP to generate GPU CUDA kernel C++ code PeaksingleprecisionGFlop/seccond Tesla 8-series Tesla 10-series Tesla 20-series Nehalem 3GHz Westmere 3GHz nVidia GPU

  11. J. Math. Fluid Mech. c 2011 Springer Basel AG

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    Tucsnak, Marius - Institut de Mathématiques �lie Cartan, Université Henri Poincaré

    is the bending modulus of the vesicle. The constant is defined by = 0dx. Note that Liu, Tak´eo Takahashi and Marius Tucsnak Communicated by G.P. Galdi Abstract. In this paper we study and understand the behavior of more complex cells such as red cells. Recent papers have been devoted to both

  12. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 1, 217 242, 2000 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Manufactured in The Netherlands.

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    Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 1, 217 242, 2000 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Manufactured in The Netherlands. Bayesian Methods for Efficient Genetic Programming BYOUNG-TAK ZHANG http. A Bayesian framework for genetic programming GP is presented. This is motivated by the observation

  13. 978-1-4799-3230-6/13/$31.00 2013 339 Automatic Programming Using Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    978-1-4799-3230-6/13/$31.00 ©2013 339 Automatic Programming Using Genetic Programming Kevin Igwe Africa pillayn32@ukzn.ac.za Abstract--Genetic programming (GP) is an evolutionary algorithm which explores a program space rather than a solution space which is typical of other evolutionary algorithms

  14. 250 REPORTS FROM THE MBL GENERAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS Reference: Biol. BUN 189: 250-25 I. (October/November, 1995)

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    Vallino, Joseph J.

    production (NDP), dark respiration (NR), gross production (GP), and net community production (NCP) were and incubated in situ at light levels corresponding to O%, 54'70, 90%, and 100% light extinction. Net daytime (conductivities greater than 45 mS cm-`). NCP levels indicate that the water column is net autotrophic until

  15. Atmos. Chem. Phys. www.atmos-chem-phys.net

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    Meskhidze, Nicholas

    Atmos. Chem. Phys. www.atmos-chem-phys.net © Author(s) 2008. This work is distributed under represent the 1 standard errors of the mean. Atmos. Chem. Phys. www.atmos-chem-phys.net #12;G.P. Stiller 2003 (dark blue), May 2003 (light blue), June 2003 (turquoise), September 2003 (green), November 2003

  16. Mechanisms underlying the perceived angular velocity of a rigidly rotating object

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    Bucci, David J.

    Mechanisms underlying the perceived angular velocity of a rigidly rotating object G.P. Caplovitz The perceived angular velocity of an ellipse undergoing a constant rate of rotation will vary as its aspect underestimation of angular velocity in the domain where ellipses appear to be rotating rigidly. We char- acterize

  17. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)

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    Krasnogor, Natalio

    Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) GP challenge: evolving the energy function by estimation of the structure energy. The energy function used in the best state-of-the-art automatic Prediction) experi- ment is defined as a weighted sum of a set of energy terms designed by experts. We

  18. 20072008 Complete RepoRt Table of Contents LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

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    Napier, Terrence

    . Balding '70 ++ W. Gregg Baldwin '74 Wendy and Gary Balter '11P Terry E. Banet '83 Jane Bannan '54 '05GP ++ Peter C. Bayer '60 '84P Theodore F. Bayer '70 Margaret Bearn William G. Beattie '59 '88P '93P ++ Blythe

  19. Uma Experi^encia de Sincronizac~ao de Bases de Dados Relacionais Utilizando SyncML

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    Hara, Carmem Satie

    protocolo SyncML neste contexto s~ao tamb´em apresentados. 1. Introduc¸~ao O aumento do n´umero de entre uma ferramenta de gerenciamento de projetos (GP) com uma ferramenta de agenda pes- soal, esta relacionais (SGBDR) propriet´arios. O GSMS utiliza como protocolo de sincronizac¸~ao o Sync

  20. Memory with memory: Soft assignment in Genetic Programming

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    Poli, Riccardo

    that an instruction of the form x:=y or LOAD R2 R1 completely overwrites the previous value of a memory location or register. That earlier value is lost forever, and has no impact on the future be- havior of the system traditional GP). Instead of having the new value completely overwrite the old value of the register

  1. Memory with Memory: Soft Assignment in Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    that an instruction of the form x:=y or LOAD R2 R1 completely overwrites the previous value of a memory location or register. That earlier value is lost forever, and has no impact on the future be- havior of the system traditional GP). Instead of having the new value completely overwrite the old value of the register

  2. Structure Fitness Sharing (SFS) for Evolutionary Design by Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Structure Fitness Sharing (SFS) for Evolutionary Design by Genetic Programming Abstract Balanced structure and parameter search is critical to evolutionary design with genetic programming (GP). Structure problems such as algorithm design, program induction and logic design, in which only structure search

  3. Structure Fitness Sharing (SFS) for Evolutionary Design by Genetic Programming

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    Hu, Jianjun

    Structure Fitness Sharing (SFS) for Evolutionary Design by Genetic Programming Abstract Balanced structure and parameter search is critical to evolutionary design with Genetic programming (GP). Structure and in neural network design. In all of these problems, the objective is to search for an open-ended structure

  4. APS -50th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics -Ev... http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP08/Event/88303 1 of 1 10/2/09 11:12 PM

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    Ng, Chung-Sang

    APS - 50th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics - Ev... http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP08/Event/88303 1 of 1 10/2/09 11:12 PM 50th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics Monday: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2008.DPP.GP6.66 #12;

  5. Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics combined with the

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    Dobson, Ian

    42nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics combined with the 10th International Congress on Plasma Physics Qu´ebec City, Canada 23-27 October, 2000 Poster GP1.029 Comparison of Four · Model allows some analysis and insight into physical behavior. · Physics can be easily added: dispersion

  6. QUEEG: A Monte Carlo Event Generator for Quasielastic Scattering on Deuterium

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    Gilfoyle, Jerry

    QUEEG: A Monte Carlo Event Generator for Quasielastic Scattering on Deuterium G.P. Gilfoyle1 , J. Examples of the use of the event generator are shown. The source and Makefiles are available in the CLAS12 an event generator for quasielastic scattering off nucleons in deuterium. This work was motivated

  7. Conic Geometric Programming

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    2013-10-03

    Oct 2, 2013 ... in data analysis for which previously proposed methods can be viewed as special instances of CGPs. A GP is an optimization problem in which a linear function of a .... Here q,r ? Rn and s, t ? R are fixed problem parameters. ... These types of expressions cannot be handled directly via GPs or SDPs alone ...

  8. Lung Cancer (2004) 46, 333--340 High serum YKL-40 level in patients with small

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    Price, Paul A.

    2004-01-01

    Lung Cancer (2004) 46, 333--340 High serum YKL-40 level in patients with small cell lung cancer May 2004; accepted 6 May 2004 KEYWORDS Small cell lung carcinoma; Tumor invasiveness; YKL-40; HC gp-39 evaluated serum YKL-40 in 131 patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Twenty-two percent

  9. New concepts for quantifying the optical properties of modern high-resolution transmission electron microscopes

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    Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.

    . In recent decades, the partial temporal coherence was regarded as the dominant resolution limiting factor terminates at a frequency gp resolution limit gt should extend up to gt 27/nm at 300 kV, the true termination of the linear transfer

  10. On the kinematic constraint surfaces of general three-legged planar robot platforms

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    Hayes, John

    important applications to the kinematic analysis of planar three-legged robot platforms, hence appropriate; Hyperbolic paraboloid 1. Introduction A very useful and elegant approach to the kinematic analysis of the constrained displacements, it is natural to call them constraint surfaces. Kinematic analysis of GP3LP reduces

  11. Proceedings of the WORKSHOP on Fundamental Issues and Future Research Directions for Parallel Mechanisms and Manipulators

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    Hayes, John

    , it is natural to call them constraint surfaces. Kinematic analysis of GP3LP reduces to intersection problems Mechanisms and Manipulators October 3­4, 2002, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Cl´ement M. Gosselin and Imme Ebert-Uphoff, editors Architecture Independent Workspace Analysis of Planar Three-Legged Manipulators M

  12. NOTES ON KNOT THEORY AND 3MANIFOLDS Sayed K. Roushon

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    Roushon, S. K.

    Topology. Frequently we will be using the tubular neighborhood theorem, Hurewicz isomorphism theorem, Alexander­ Schoenflies theorem. The standard references are [S], [Gr], [G], [GP] etc. By a knot k we mean in general. But it is a standard fact that if the knot groups are isomorphic then the complements

  13. Accelerator Memory Reuse in the Dark Silicon Era Emilio G. Cota

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    Carloni, Luca

    . In this paper we present a novel technique aimed at mitigating this opportunity cost by allowing GP-CPU cores level-2 cache of 128kB, our technique achieves on average a 25% performance improvement when reusing underutilization inherent in further technology scaling ([18], [2]). Given the predicted fall of multicore scaling

  14. Solving planninggraph by compiling it into CSP Minh Binh Do \\Lambda & Subbarao Kambhampati

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    Kambhampati, Subbarao

    Solving planning­graph by compiling it into CSP Minh Binh Do \\Lambda & Subbarao Kambhampati to adapt CSP search techniques into the backward search phase of Graphplan. This paper describes GP­CSP, a system that does planning by automati­ cally converting Graphplan's planning graph into a CSP encoding

  15. Solving planning-graph by compiling it into CSP Minh Binh Do & Subbarao Kambhampati

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    Kambhampati, Subbarao

    Solving planning-graph by compiling it into CSP Minh Binh Do & Subbarao Kambhampati Department to adapt CSP search techniques into the backward search phase of Graphplan. This paper describes GP-CSP, a system that does planning by automati- cally converting Graphplan's planning graph into a CSP encoding

  16. Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Using Genetic Programming Jayawardena, A. W., 2

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    algorithms; Genetic programming. EXTENDED ABSTRACT The problem of accurately determining river flows from and the function set) are defined initially, and the learning method subsequently finds both the optimal structure predictions. In contrast to the not so satisfactory performance by the GP models for predicting the run

  17. STATISTICS OF PRECIPITATION EXTREMES: QUANTIFYING CONFIDENCE IN TRENDS

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    Katz, Richard

    temperature, wind speed, sea level #12;13 · Block maxima approach #12;14 #12;15 Estimated 100-yr (i. e., p = 0) -- Point process combines Poisson and GP into single model · Difficulties -- Choice of threshold;21 · Trends -- Example (Mercer Creek, WA) Effect of urbanization on stream flow in small water basin: Lack

  18. OVERVIEW OF EXTREME VALUE ANALYSIS UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE

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    Katz, Richard

    wind speed, sea level #12;13 Block maxima approach #12;14 #12;15 Estimated 100-yr (i threshold) -- Point process combines Poisson and GP into single model Difficulties -- Choice of threshold;21 Trends -- Example (Urban heat island) Trend in summer minimum temperature at Phoenix, AZ (i. e., block

  19. Autolanding of Commercial Aircrafts by Genetic Programming

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    --The genetic programming approach is applied to the problem of aircraft autolanding, sub- ject to wind be directly mapped to control laws. However, GP has only been applied so far to a small number of challenging researchers have to address, in order to explore new ideas for building automatic con- trollers [1

  20. Chimeric human parainfluenza virus bearing the Ebola virus glycoprotein as the sole surface protein is immunogenic and highly protective against Ebola virus challenge

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    Bukreyev, Alexander Marzi, Andrea; Feldmann, Friederike; Zhang Liqun; Dorward, David W.; Pickles, Raymond J.; Feldmann, Heinz; Collins, Peter L.

    2009-01-20

    We generated a new live-attenuated vaccine against Ebola virus (EBOV) based on a chimeric virus HPIV3/{delta}F-HN/EboGP that contains the EBOV glycoprotein (GP) as the sole transmembrane envelope protein combined with the internal proteins of human parainfluenza virus type 3 (HPIV3). Electron microscopy analysis of the virus particles showed that they have an envelope and surface spikes resembling those of EBOV and a particle size and shape resembling those of HPIV3. When HPIV3/{delta}F-HN/EboGP was inoculated via apical surface of an in vitro model of human ciliated airway epithelium, the virus was released from the apical surface; when applied to basolateral surface, the virus infected basolateral cells but did not spread through the tissue. Following intranasal (IN) inoculation of guinea pigs, scattered infected cells were detected in the lungs by immunohistochemistry, but infectious HPIV3/{delta}F-HN/EboGP could not be recovered from the lungs, blood, or other tissues. Despite the attenuation, the virus was highly immunogenic, and a single IN dose completely protected the animals against a highly lethal intraperitoneal challenge of guinea pig-adapted EBOV.

  1. Security Challenges for User-Oriented RFID Applications within the `Internet of Things'

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    Hancke, Gerhard

    Security Challenges for User-Oriented RFID Applications within the `Internet of Things' G.P. HANCKE to be an important building block of the `Internet of Things' and examine how RFID, assisted by the deployment of NFC will need to address. Keywords: RFID, NFC, security, `Internet of Things', user-oriented architecture 1

  2. Precipitation In Al-Mg-Si Alloys with Cu Additions and the Role of the Q' and Related Phases

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    Laughlin, David E.

    Precipitation In Al-Mg-Si Alloys with Cu Additions and the Role of the Q' and Related Phases D Keywords: Al-Mg-Si, Al-Mg-Si-Cu, Balanced alloy, Excess-Si, Precipitation, Q, Metastable phase, Q the sequence of precipitation stages, GP"', during artificial aging. Recent results indicate

  3. Mountable eddy current sensor for in-situ remote detection of surface and sub-surface fatigue cracks

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    Yepez, III, Esteban (Albuquerque, NM); Roach, Dennis P. (Albuquerque, NM); Rackow, Kirk A. (Albuquerque, NM); DeLong, Waylon A. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2011-09-06

    A wireless, integrated, mountable, portable, battery-operated, non-contact eddy current sensor that provides similar accuracy to 1970's laboratory scale equipment (e.g., a Hewlett-Packard GP4194A Impedance Analyzer) at a fraction of the size and cost.

  4. Validity of ELTB Equation for Suitable Description of BEC

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    Kim, Dooyoung; Kim, Jinguanghao; Yoon, Jin-Hee

    2005-10-17

    The Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) has been found for various alkali-metal gases such as 7Li, 87Rb, Na, and H. For the description of atoms in this condensate state, the Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) equation has been widely used. However, the GP equation contains the nonlinear term, which makes this equation hard to solve. Therefore, physical quantities are usually obtained numerically, and sometimes it is difficult to extract a physical meaning from the calculated results. The nuclear theory group at Purdue University in the U.S. developed a new simple equation, the equivalent linear two-body (ELTB) equation, using the hyper-radius coordinates and tested it for one-dimensional BEC system. Their results are consistent with the numerical values from the GP equation within 4.5%.We test the validity of the ELTB equation for three-dimensional BEC system by calculating the energies per particle and the wave functions for 87Rb gas and for 7Li gas. We use the quantum-mechanical variational method for the BEC energy. Our result for 87Rb gas agrees with a numerical calculation based on the GP equation, with a relative error of 12% over a wide range of N from 100 to 10,000. The relative distances between particles for 7Li gas are consistent within a relative error of 17% for N {<=} 1300. The relatively simple form of the ELTB equation, compared with the GP equation, enables us to treat the N-body system easily and efficiently. We conclude that the ELTB equation is a powerful equation for describing BEC system because it is easy to treat.

  5. Monitoring temporal opacity fluctuations of large structures with muon tomography : a calibration experiment using a water tower tank

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    Kevin Jourde; Dominique Gibert; Jacques Marteau; Jean de Bremond d'Ars; Serge Gardien; Claude Girerd; Jean-Christophe Ianigro

    2015-04-09

    The idea of using secondary cosmic muons to scan the internal structure of a given body has known significant developments since the first archaeological application by Alvarez and collaborators on the Gizah pyramids. Recent applications cover the fields of volcanology, hydrology, civil engineering, mining, archaeology etc. Muon radiography features are essentially identical to those of medical X-ray imaging techniques. It is a contrast densitometry method using the screening effect of the body under study on the natural flux of cosmic muons. This technique is non-invasive and complements the standard geophysical techniques, e.g. electrical tomography or gravimetry. It may be applied to a large variety of geological targets, among which the domes of active volcanoes. In this context muon tomography presents the noticeable advantage to perform measurements of large volumes, with a large aperture, from a distant point, far from the potentially dangerous zones. The same conclusions apply regarding the monitoring of the volcano's activity since muon tomography provides continuous data taking, provided the muon detectors are sufficiently well designed and autonomous. Recent measurements on La Soufri\\`ere of Guadeloupe (Lesser Antilles, France) show, over a one year period, large modulations of the crossing muon flux, correlated with an increase of the activity in the dome. In order to firmly establish the sensitivity of the method and of our detectors and to disentangle the effects on the muon flux modulations induced by the volcano's hydrothermal system from those induced by other sources, e.g. atmospheric temperature and pressure, we perform a dedicated calibration experiment inside a water tower tank. We show how the method is fully capable of dynamically following fast variations in the density.

  6. Bifurcation of Nonlinear Bloch Waves from the Spectrum in the Gross-Pitaevskii Equation

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    Tomáš Dohnal; Hannes Uecker

    2015-09-07

    We rigorously analyze the bifurcation of so called nonlinear Bloch waves (NLBs) from the spectrum in the Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) equation with a periodic potential, in arbitrary space dimensions. These are solutions which can be expressed as finite sums of quasi-periodic functions, and which in a formal asymptotic expansion are obtained from solutions of the so called algebraic coupled mode equations. Here we justify this expansion by proving the existence of NLBs and estimating the error of the formal asymptotics. The analysis is illustrated by numerical bifurcation diagrams, mostly in 2D. In addition, we illustrate some relations of NLBs to other classes of solutions of the GP equation, in particular to so called out--of--gap solitons and truncated NLBs.

  7. Flavor decomposition of the elastic nucleon electromagnetic form factors

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    C.D. Cates, C.W. Jager, S. Riordan, B. Wojtsekhowski

    2011-06-01

    The u- and d-quark contributions to the elastic nucleon electromagnetic form factors have been determined using experimental data on GEn , GMn , GpE , and GpM . Such a flavor separation of the form factors became possible up to 3.4 GeV2 with recent data on GEn from Hall A at JLab. At a negative four-momentum transfer squared Q2 above 1 GeV2, for both the u- and d-quark components, the ratio of the Pauli form factor to the Dirac form factor, F2/F1, was found to be almost constant, and for each of F2 and F1 individually, the d-quark component drops continuously with increasing Q2.

  8. The Method of Manufactured Universes for Testing Uncertainty Quantification Methods 

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    Stripling, Hayes Franklin

    2011-02-22

    Adaptive Regression Splines GP Gaussian process GPMSA Gaussian Process Model for Simulation Analysis LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory MMU Method of Manufactured Universes PS&E Predictive science and engineering QOIs Quantities of interest UQ Uncertainty... (LANL) and second, a Bayesian Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline (BMARS) technique combined with a ltering/weighting method. The conclusion drawn from these results is that MMU is a powerful technique that can help identify problems in UQ software...

  9. p-ADIC ARAKELOV THEORY: LOCAL THEORY

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    " on the completions above p. In this part of the paper we only deal with the local theory, i.e., above p. This really, on a complete curve over a p-adic #12;eld. The goal of the local theory is to describe an extension of this pairing, by giving a Green function G(P; Q) with certain desirable properties, in such a way that (1.1) DX

  10. LEDS Global Partnership in Action: Advancing Climate-Resilient Low Emission Development Around the World (Fact Sheet)

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    2013-11-01

    Many countries around the globe are designing and implementing low emission development strategies (LEDS). These LEDS seek to achieve social, economic, and environmental development goals while reducing long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increasing resiliency to climate change impacts. The LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) harnesses the collective knowledge and resources of more than 120 countries and international donor and technical organizations to strengthen climate-resilient low emission development efforts around the world.

  11. David W. Dewhirst A Bibliography

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    Hurn, Mark David

    Dewhirst A Bibliography Compiled by Mark Hurn, Departmental Librarian, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, 2009 (Issue 2: April 2009) ?   ? The Journal of the British Astronomical Association vol. 54, 174... . 65, 45-46 (1954) Book review: G.P. Kuiper ‘The Sun’ The Observatory vol. 74, 54 (1954) Radio astronomy The Observatory vol. 74, 71 (1954) Dewhirst, D. W.; Yates, G. G.?The adjustment of a Schmidt camera by an auto-collimation method Vistas...

  12. Modeling Time Series of Real Systems using Genetic Programming

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    Dilip P. Ahalpara; Jitendra C. Parikh

    2006-07-14

    Analytic models of two computer generated time series (Logistic map and Rossler system) and two real time series (ion saturation current in Aditya Tokamak plasma and NASDAQ composite index) are constructed using Genetic Programming (GP) framework. In each case, the optimal map that results from fitting part of the data set also provides a very good description of rest of the data. Predictions made using the map iteratively range from being very good to fair.

  13. Effects of implantation of Synovex (progesterone-estradiol) and castration in Holstein and Brown Swiss bull calves for beef production 

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    Vergara, Francisco de Patino

    1967-01-01

    "ra@-HE'LL 5~?. Cn?. X. . ~n?? @no Tech? yy 2~- 69? QS, TelK~ H+ K?~mezg, B, snQ G~, Q H LNA, ENeee yR ~ el eaaeeaeLm cad oC eeseosCevms p:ey~ oa migs getLe ~ CQKCSSS QQQSUECIIKXCI QS SCCQX8o ASSCo Do ETC ~ AQSZ4 Eeslhi, 4sGP~ Ki ~ +Lese's, J, lLM7+ Xke...

  14. Nonstationary Covariance Functions for Spatial Modelling

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    Paciorek, Chris

    ) (HSK) RNS (xi, xj) = cij P kxi (u)kxj (u)du · Guaranteed positive definite · Gaussian kernels: kxi (u) exp -(u - xi)T -1 i (u - xi) RNS (xi, xj) = cij exp -(xi - xj)T i+j 2 -1 (xi - xj) · f(·) GP(µ, 2 RNS for P , P = 1, 2, . . ., then RNS (xi, xj) = |i| 1 4 |j | 1 4 i+j 2 1 2 R Qij is positive definite for P

  15. TO: 2013-2014 Faculty Senate FROM: Don Crowley, Faculty Secretary

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    Krings, Axel W.

    Catalog UCC-14-007 Engineering FS-14-004: Discontinue Graduate Certificate, Water Resource Engineering 10/12/14 n/a Catalog UCC-14-005 CLASS FS-14-002: Rename Foreign Language major and Women's Studies minor 10/1/13 #6 Appr. GP 57 12/20/13 12/23/13 Catalog UCC-14-006 Engineering FS-14-003: Discontinue Graduate

  16. Karan A. Adhikari '12 in honor of Joseph N. Gothie '94

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    Napier, Terrence

    . Davis 'F/S Krittapas Chanchaiworawit '13 in honor of George E. McCluskey, Jr. 'F/S Irene A. Chou '98G in honor of Helen M. Chan 'F/S Irene A. Chou '98G in honor of Martin P. Harmer '07P '11P 'F/S Sylvia Cooper in honor of John L. Hankins '39 '79P '12GP* Donna L. Hardiman in honor of Paul F. Hartzell, Jr. '75

  17. Measurement of the ZZ production cross section and search for anomalous couplings in 2?2?? final states in pp collisions at s?=7 TeV

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Benelli, Gabriele; Kenny, R. P. III; Murray, Michael J.; Noonan, Danny; Sanders, Stephen J.; Stringer, Robert W.; Tinti, Gemma; Wood, Jeffrey Scott; Zhukova, Victoria; Chatrchyan, S.; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Aguilo, E.

    2013-01-09

    and MET, CMS-PAS-PFT-09-001, CERN, Geneva Switzerland (2009). [29] CMS collaboration, Performance of ? -lepton reconstruction and identification in CMS, 2012 JINST 7 P01001 [arXiv:1109.6034] [INSPIRE]. [30] M. Cacciari and G.P. Salam, Pileup subtraction..., S.R. Ro, D.C. Son, T. Son Chonnam National University, Institute for Universe and Elementary Particles, Kwangju, Korea J.Y. Kim, Zero...

  18. V-Ende S 09: 25.07.09 V-Beginn WS 09/10: 19.10.09

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    Stein, Oliver

    rot markiert. Prüfung Prüfer od. prüfendes Inst. GP TP Fach F Tag Dat AF AO P-Zeit/Ort (gilt idR. f verteilt über 3 Prüfungstage. Vgl. Institutsinfo. Asset Pricing [VLAP] Uhrig-Homburg, Ruckes x BWL s Fr 14.08.09 24.07.09 PS-WiWi 8:30 - 18:00 Bau III - R. 001, Audimax; HS abhängig vom P-Termin. Vgl. Inst.-Info zu

  19. MODELLING OF COMPLEX SIGNALS USING GAUSSIAN PROCESSES

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    Tobar, Felipe; Turner, Richard E.

    2015-01-01

    Gaussian process, where finite collections of function values follow a multivariate complex Gaussian density [15]. Since the algebraic topology of the com- plex field is identical to that of the real filed, except for the con- jugate/Hermitian operator, all... of circular (top plots) and noncircular (bottom plots) data. Training samples (crosses), validation samples (circles), and GP predicted mean (red) and two-standard-deviation interval (light red). 5.2. A Circular Predictor We next trained circular GPs, that is...

  20. Commissioning of the IGp Feedback System at DAFNE

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    Drago, A.; /Frascati; Fox, J.D.; /SLAC; Teytelman, D.; /Dimtel, Redwood City; Tobiyama, M.; /KEK, Tsukuba

    2011-11-01

    The iGp (Integrated Gigasample Processor) is an innovative digital bunch-by-bunch feedback system developed by a KEK / SLAC / INFN-LNF joint collaboration. The processing unit can sample at 500 MHz and compute the bunch-by-bunch output signal for up to {approx}5000 bunches. The feedback gateware code is implemented inside just one FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) chip, a Xilinx Virtex-II. The FPGA implements two banks of 16-tap FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filters. Each filter is realtime programmable through the operator interface. At DA{Phi}NE, the Frascati {Phi}-Factory, two iGp units have been commissioned in the April 2007. The iGp systems have substituted the previous betatron feedback systems. This insertion has been very fast and has shown no problems involving just a substitution of the old, less flexible, digital systems, letting unchanged the baseband analog frontend and backend. The commissioning has been very simple, due to the complete and powerful EPICS operator interface, working well in local and remote operations. The software includes also tools for analyzing post processor data. A description of the commissioning with the operations done is reported.

  1. The Quiescent Spectrum of the AM CVn star CP Eri

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    Paul J. Groot; Gijs Nelemans; Danny Steeghs; Tom Marsh

    2001-08-01

    We used the 6.5m MMT to obtain a spectrum of the AM CVn star CP Eri in quiescence. The spectrum is dominated by He I emission lines, which are clearly double peaked with a peak-to-peak separation of ~1900 km/s. The spectrum is similar to that of the longer period AM CVn systems GP Com and CE 315, linking the short and the long period AM CVn systems. In contrast with GP Com and CE 315, the spectrum of CP Eri does not show a central 'spike' in the line profiles, but it does show lines of SiII in emission. The presence of these lines indicates that the material being transferred is of higher metallicity than in GP Com and CE 315, which, combined with the low proper motion of the system, probably excludes a halo origin of the progenitor of CP Eri. We constrain the primary mass to M_1>0.27 M_sun and the orbital inclination to 33 degr < i < 80 degr. The presence of the He I lines in emission opens up the possibility for phase resolved spectroscopic studies which allows a determination of the system parameters and a detailed study of helium accretion disks under highly varying circumstances.

  2. Application of Gaussian Process Modeling to Analysis of Functional Unreliability

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    R. Youngblood

    2014-06-01

    This paper applies Gaussian Process (GP) modeling to analysis of the functional unreliability of a “passive system.” GPs have been used widely in many ways [1]. The present application uses a GP for emulation of a system simulation code. Such an emulator can be applied in several distinct ways, discussed below. All applications illustrated in this paper have precedents in the literature; the present paper is an application of GP technology to a problem that was originally analyzed [2] using neural networks (NN), and later [3, 4] by a method called “Alternating Conditional Expectations” (ACE). This exercise enables a multifaceted comparison of both the processes and the results. Given knowledge of the range of possible values of key system variables, one could, in principle, quantify functional unreliability by sampling from their joint probability distribution, and performing a system simulation for each sample to determine whether the function succeeded for that particular setting of the variables. Using previously available system simulation codes, such an approach is generally impractical for a plant-scale problem. It has long been recognized, however, that a well-trained code emulator or surrogate could be used in a sampling process to quantify certain performance metrics, even for plant-scale problems. “Response surfaces” were used for this many years ago. But response surfaces are at their best for smoothly varying functions; in regions of parameter space where key system performance metrics may behave in complex ways, or even exhibit discontinuities, response surfaces are not the best available tool. This consideration was one of several that drove the work in [2]. In the present paper, (1) the original quantification of functional unreliability using NN [2], and later ACE [3], is reprised using GP; (2) additional information provided by the GP about uncertainty in the limit surface, generally unavailable in other representations, is discussed; (3) a simple forensic exercise is performed, analogous to the inverse problem of code calibration, but with an accident management spin: given an observation about containment pressure, what can we say about the system variables? References 1. For an introduction to GPs, see (for example) Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning, C. E. Rasmussen and C. K. I. Williams (MIT, 2006). 2. Reliability Quantification of Advanced Reactor Passive Safety Systems, J. J. Vandenkieboom, PhD Thesis (University of Michigan, 1996). 3. Z. Cui, J. C. Lee, J. J. Vandenkieboom, and R. W. Youngblood, “Unreliability Quantification of a Containment Cooling System through ACE and ANN Algorithms,” Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 85, 178 (2001). 4. Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems, J. C. Lee and N. J. McCormick (Wiley, 2011). See especially §11.2.4.

  3. Strategic Petroleum Reserve quarterly report

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    1991-08-15

    This August 15, 1991, Strategic Petroleum Reserve Quarterly Report describes activities related to the site development, oil acquisition, budget and cost of the Reserve during the period April 1, 1991, through June 30, 1991. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve storage facilities development program is proceeding on schedule. The Reserve's capacity is currently 726 million barrels. A total of 5.5 million barrels of new gross cavern volume was developed at Big Hill and Bayou Choctaw during the quarter. There were no crude oil deliveries to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve during the calendar quarter ending June 30, 1991. Acquisition of crude oil for the Reserve has been suspended since August 2, 1990, following the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. As of June 30, 1991, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve inventory was 568.5 million barrels. The reorganization of the Office of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve became effective June 28, 1991. Under the new organization, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office in Louisiana will report to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Program Office in Washington rather than the Oak Ridge Field Office in Tennessee. 2 tabs.

  4. Gulf Cooperation Council: Arabia's model of integration

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    Etaibi, G.T.

    1984-01-01

    This study is an analysis of the foundations and emergence in 1981 of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which consists of six traditional Arab Gulf states (the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait). It finds the GCC to be a unique case among twentieth-century integrative schemes. The study also identifies and analyzes relevant local, regional, and international forces. Among the local forces are traditional religio-political systems, economic dependence on a depletable resource, and the presence of a large number of foreign residents. On the regional level, this study takes into consideration such issues as the Arab League, Arab Nationalism, and the Islamic revolutionary movement in Iran. On the international level, the influence of the superpowers and the major industrialized nations on the emergence and future of the GCC Community are analyzed. Throughout the past decade there has been a growing scholarly interest in the Gulf region. In preparation for this study, the author relied heavily on the literature generated by this new research, as well as on documents and official publications, mostly in Arabic. A survey was conducted among a limited number of GCC graduate students during the summer of 1983. In addition, interviews with selected members of the GCC Secretariat-General and various member-state officials were conducted during a research trip in the region in the spring of 1984.

  5. Global warming and the regions in the Middle East

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    Alvi, S.H.; Elagib, N.

    1996-12-31

    The announcement of NASA scientist James Hansen made at a United States Senate`s hearing in June 1988 about the onset of global warming ignited a whirlwind of public concern in United States and elsewhere in the world. Although the temperature had shown only a slight shift, its warming has the potential of causing environmental catastrophe. According to atmosphere scientists, the effect of higher temperatures will change rainfall patterns--some areas getting drier, some much wetter. The phenomenon of warming in the Arabian Gulf region was first reported by Alvi for Bahrain and then for Oman. In the recent investigations, the authors have found a similar warming in other regions of the Arabian Gulf and in several regions of Sudan in Africa. The paper will investigate the observed data on temperature and rainfall of Seeb in Oman, Bahrain, International Airport in Kuwait as index stations for the Arabian Gulf and Port Sudan, Khartoum and Malakal in the African Continent of Sudan. Based on various statistical methods, the study will highlight a drying of the regions from the striking increase in temperature and decline of rainfall amount. Places of such environmental behavior are regarded as desertifying regions. Following Hulme and Kelly, desertification is taken to mean land degradation in dryland regions, or the permanent decline in the potential of the land to support biological activity, and hence human welfare. The paper will also, therefore, include the aspect of desertification for the regions under consideration.

  6. The motor gasoline industry: Past, present, and future. [Contains glossary

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    1991-01-01

    Motor gasoline constitutes the largest single component of US demand for petroleum products and is the Nation's most widely used transportation fuel. Because of its importance as a transportation fuel, motor gasoline has been the focus of several regulatory and tax policy initiatives in recent years. Much of the US refining capacity is specifically geared toward maximizing motor gasoline production, and future investments by the petroleum industry in refining infrastructure are likely to be made largely to produce larger volumes of clean motor gasoline. This report addresses major events and developments that have had an impact on motor gasoline supply, distribution, prices, and demand. The report provides historical perspective as well as analyses of important events from the 1970's and 1980's. Long-term forecasts are provided for the period from 1990 to 2010 in an effort to present and analyze possible future motor gasoline trends. Other forecasts examine the near-term impact of the invasion of Kuwait. 18 figs., 10 tabs.

  7. Saudi Aramco details 1990 surge in oil production

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    1991-08-12

    This paper reports on Saudi Arabian Oil Co. that has jumped its crude oil production 29% to an average 6,257,600 b/d last year. That was Saudi Arabia's response to Iraq's Aug. 2, 1990, invasion of Kuwait and the ensuing Persian Gulf crisis with its United Nations embargo on Iraqi and Kuwaiti oil exports. It was Saudi Aramco's biggest average crude oil volume since the 6,327,220 b/d gauged in 1982, according to the company's 1990 annual report. By the end of 1990 Saudi Aramco's maximum sustained production capability was 8.5 million b/d of crude. To meet long term demand, it decided to advance the timetable and increase the scope of a crude oil expansion program adopted in 1989. Reserves at the end of the year were 257.9 billion bbl of crude and 180.5 tcf of dissolved, associated, and non-associated natural gas, compared with 257.5 billion bbl and 180.355 tcf at yearend 1989.

  8. 3-D seismology in the Arabian Gulf

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    Al-Husseini, M. [Gulf PetroLink, Manama (Bahrain); Chimblo, R. [Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    1995-08-01

    Since 1977 when Aramco and GSI (Geophysical Services International) pioneered the first 3-D seismic survey in the Arabian Gulf, under the guidance of Aramco`s Chief Geophysicist John Hoke, 3-D seismology has been effectively used to map many complex subsurface geological phenomena. By the mid-1990s extensive 3-D surveys were acquired in Abu Dhabi, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Also in the mid-1990`s Bahrain, Kuwait and Dubai were preparing to record surveys over their fields. On the structural side 3-D has refined seismic maps, focused faults and fractures systems, as well as outlined the distribution of facies, porosity and fluid saturation. In field development, 3D has not only reduced drilling costs significantly, but has also improved the understanding of fluid behavior in the reservoir. In Oman, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has now acquired the first Gulf 4-D seismic survey (time-lapse 3D survey) over the Yibal Field. The 4-D survey will allow PDO to directly monitor water encroachment in the highly-faulted Cretaceous Shu`aiba reservoir. In exploration, 3-D seismology has resolved complex prospects with structural and stratigraphic complications and reduced the risk in the selection of drilling locations. The many case studies from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, which are reviewed in this paper, attest to the effectiveness of 3D seismology in exploration and producing, in clastics and carbonates reservoirs, and in the Mesozoic and Paleozoic.

  9. CO sub 2 emissions from developing countries: Better understanding the role of energy in the long term

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    Sathaye, J.; Goldman, N.

    1991-07-01

    Recent years have witnessed a growing recognition of the link between emissions of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and changes in the global climate. of all anthropogenic activities, energy production and use generate the single largest portion of these greenhouse gases. Although developing countries currently account for a small share of global carbon emissions, their contribution is increasing rapidly. Due to the rapid expansion of energy demand in these nations, the developing world's share in global modern energy use rose from 16 to 27 percent between 1970 and 1990. If the growth rates observed over the past 20 years persist, energy demand in developing nations will surpass that in the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) early in the 21st century. The study seeks to examine the forces that galvanize the growth of energy use and carbon emissions, to assess the likely future levels of energy and CO{sub 2} in selected developing nations and to identify opportunities for restraining this growth. The purpose of this report is to provide the quantitative information needed to develop effective policy options, not to identify the options themselves. A combined study was carried out for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates).

  10. CO{sub 2} emissions from developing countries: Better understanding the role of energy in the long term. Volume 4, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries

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    Sathaye, J.; Goldman, N.

    1991-07-01

    Recent years have witnessed a growing recognition of the link between emissions of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and changes in the global climate. of all anthropogenic activities, energy production and use generate the single largest portion of these greenhouse gases. Although developing countries currently account for a small share of global carbon emissions, their contribution is increasing rapidly. Due to the rapid expansion of energy demand in these nations, the developing world`s share in global modern energy use rose from 16 to 27 percent between 1970 and 1990. If the growth rates observed over the past 20 years persist, energy demand in developing nations will surpass that in the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) early in the 21st century. The study seeks to examine the forces that galvanize the growth of energy use and carbon emissions, to assess the likely future levels of energy and CO{sub 2} in selected developing nations and to identify opportunities for restraining this growth. The purpose of this report is to provide the quantitative information needed to develop effective policy options, not to identify the options themselves. A combined study was carried out for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates).

  11. Domestic petroleum-product prices around the world. Survey: free market or government price controls

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    Not Available

    1983-01-27

    In this issue, Energy Detente draws from their regular Western and Eastern Hemisphere Fuel Price/Tax Series, each produced monthly, and adds other survey data and analysis for a broad view of 48 countries around the world. They find that seven Latin American nations, including OPEC members Venezuela and Ecuador, are among the ten countries with lowest gasoline prices. In this Fourth Special Price Report, Energy Detente provides a first-time presentation of which prices are government-controlled, and which are free to respond to market forces. South Korea, with fixed prices since 1964, has the highest premium-grade gasoline price in our survey, US $5.38 per gallon. Paraguay, with prices fixed by PETROPAR, the national oil company, has the second highest premium gasoline price, US $4.21 per gallon. Nicaragua, also with government price controls, ranks third highest in the survey, with US $3.38 per gallon for premium gasoline. Kuwait shows the lowest price at US $0.55 per gallon. Several price changes from the previous survey reflect changes in currency exchange as all prices are converted to US dollars. The Energy Detente fuel price/tax series is presented for Western Hemisphere countries.

  12. Changing structure of the world refining industry: implications for the United States and other major consuming regions

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    1985-02-01

    There are five chapters in this publication. Chapter I on refining industry in transition covers refining history highlights, and OPEC's downstream operations. Chapter II on demand for oil and oil products discusses supply and demand for OPEC oil, demand for oil products, historical growth trends, future growth trends and the case of East Asia - emergence of a fuel oil glut. Chapter III on the US and other traditional refining centers begins with an introduction on the structure of refining and continues on to cover the refining industry in OECD countries, USA, Western Europe, Japan, Singapore and Caribbean and closes with some conclusions. Chapter IV is on refining expansions in OPEC and the third World Nations. The following are covered: (1) nations of the Gulf (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates); (2) OPEC members beyond the Gulf (Indonesia, Africa, Libya, Algeria, Nigeria and Gabon, South America, Venezuela); (3) other major exporters (China, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico); (4) non-OPEC developing countries - trends in the refining sector. The chapter ends with a short summary on capacity prospects and comparative economics. The final chapter has conclusions and recommendations on: price interactions between crude and products; product exports - impact on OPEC's internal; prices and market influence; importers and exporters - decisions; and course of action of the United States. 18 figures, 40 tables.

  13. World oil flow slips in 1991 amid Mideast, U. S. S. R. woes

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    Beck, R.J.

    1992-03-09

    World crude oil production slipped 0.9% in 1991 to average 59,964 million b/d. This paper reports that production declines related to war damage in Kuwait, United Nations sanctions on exports from Iraq, and oil sector woes in the crumbling U.S.S.R. were almost offset by higher production from other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC crude production rose 0.6% in 1991 to average 23.425 million b/d, and non-OPEC output fell 1.9% to average 36.539 million b/d in 1991. Excluding the U.S.S.R., non-OPEC production moved up 1.5% to average 26.239 million b/d. World demand inched up about 200,000 b/d, estimates International Energy Agency, and IEA data show about 300,000 b/d was added to stocks in 1991. World crude prices started 1991 at their highest level, then fell off to average $17.82/bbl, down 16.5% from 1990 levels. Meantime, a slight increase in demand is predicted for 1992, and price stability again hinges on OPEC's ability to limit production.

  14. The oil policies of the Gulf Arab Nations

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    Ripple, R.D.; Hagen, R.E.

    1995-03-01

    At its heart, Arab oil policy is inseparable from Arab economic and social policy. This holds whether we are talking about the Arab nations as a group or each separately. The seven Arab nations covered in this report-Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates--participate in several organizations focusing on regional cooperation regarding economic development, social programs, and Islamic unity, as well as organizations concerned with oil policies. This report focuses on the oil-related activities of the countries that may reveal the de facto oil policies of the seven Persian Gulf nations. Nevertheless it should be kept in mind that the decision makers participating in the oil policy organizations are also involved with the collaborative efforts of these other organizations. Oil policies of five of the seven Arab nations are expressed within the forums of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC). Only Oman, among the seven, is not a member of either OAPEC or OPEC; Bahrain is a member of OAPEC but not of OPEC. OPEC and OAPEC provide forums for compromise and cooperation among their members. Nevertheless, each member state maintains its own sovereignty and follows its own policies. Each country deviates from the group prescription from time to time, depending upon individual circumstances.

  15. Big questions cloud Iraq's future role in world oil market

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    Tippee, B.

    1992-03-09

    This paper reports that Iraq raises questions for the world oil market beyond those frequently asked about when and under what circumstances it will resume exports. Two wars since 1981 have obscured encouraging results from a 20 year exploration program that were only beginning to come to light when Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990. Those results indicate the country might someday be able to produce much more than the 3.2 million b/d it was flowing before a United Nations embargo blocked exports. If exploratory potential is anywhere near what officials asserted in the late 1980s, and if Iraq eventually turns hospitable to international capital, the country could become a world class opportunity for oil companies as well as an exporter with productive capacity approaching that of Saudi Arabia. But political conditions can change quickly. Under a new, secular regime, Iraq might welcome non-Iraqi oil companies and capital as essential to economic recovery. It's a prospect that warrants a new industry look at what the country has revealed about its geology and exploration history.

  16. North Korea: The next nuclear nightmare

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    Spector, L.S.; Smith, J.R.

    1991-03-01

    The crisis in the Persian Gulf has reawakened concerns over the spread of nuclear arms. Even before its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq's history of aggression and support for international terrorism triggered fears in Washington that its acquisition of nuclear weapons might damage international stability and US interests far more than the emergence of India, Israel, Pakistan, and South Africa as de facto nuclear powers. Thus, when the Gulf War began on January 16, Iraq's nuclear sites were among the first attacked by allied air strikes. Unfortunately, Iraq has not been the only hostile proliferator looming on the horizon. North Korea, which has been no less dedicated than Iraq to the use of violence to advance its expansionist goals, has also tenaciously pursued a nuclear-weapons capability. Moreover, the North Korean program is considerably closer to bearing fruit than the Iraqi effort. And although North Korea, like Iraq, has signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, unlike Iraq it has refused to conclude the safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency that the treaty requires.

  17. Preliminary thoughts concerning potential US Army threats/roles

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    Greene, R.A.; Solomon, K.A.; Miles, J.T.

    1991-06-01

    The rate at which the current world military/political perspective is changing demands consideration of a broader spectrum of potential threats then has been the case for the past few decades--during which the Soviet Union was the preeminent threat. Seemingly overnight, the cold war ceased, the requirement for massive U.S. military counters to the Soviet Union forces faded, and an era of constant (obvious) military threat disappeared. This situation has in turn been revolutionized by the Iraq invasion of Kuwait and the U.S. response. The paper addresses part of the problem facing military planners by defining a spectrum of threats that typify those the U.S. Army might face over the next decade or two. The purpose of the threat set is to support the evaluation of the effectiveness and usefulness, to the U.S. Army, of advanced technologies. The set of threats is intended to provide a complete set of characteristics rather then to be a complete list of the possibilities; it is illustrative rather than exhaustive. Although largely completed before the war with Iraq started, its content is still valid in that its purpose is to provide a framework for thinking about future U.S. Army technology needs.

  18. Oil and gas development in Middle East in 1987

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    Hemer, D.O.; Gohrbandt, K.H.A.; Phillips, C.B.

    1988-10-01

    Petroleum production in Middle East countries during 1987 totaled an estimated 4,500,500,000 bbl (an average rate of 12,330,137 b/d), up slightly from the revised 1986 total of 4,478,972,000 bbl. Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen Arab Republic had significant increases; Kuwait and Saudi Arabia had significant decreases. Production was established for the first time in People's Democratic Republic of Yemen. New fields went on production in Iraq, Oman, People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, and Syria, and significant oil discoveries were reported in Iraq, Oman, People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, Syria, and Yemen Arab Republic. The level of exploration increased in 1987 with new concessions awarded in some countries, drilling and seismic activities on the increase, new regions in mature areas explored for the first time, and significant reserve additions reported in new and old permits. The Iraq-Iran war still had a negative impact in some regions of the Middle East, particularly in and around the Gulf. 11 figs., 4 tabs.

  19. Electric network interconnection of Mashreq Arab Countries

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

    1994-12-01

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

  20. Liquid phase methanol LaPorte process development unit: Modification, operation, and support studies

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    1990-11-09

    As part of the liquid phase methanol process development program the present study evaluated adsorptive schemes to remove catalyst poisons from coal gas at pilot scale. In addition to a lab test with coal gas from Coolwater, two field tests were performed at Great Plains with live coal gas. In the lab with Coolwater, gas iron carbonyl, carbonyl sulfide,and hydrogen sulfide were effectively removed from the coal gas. The capacities of H-Y zeolite and BPL carbon for Fe(CO){sub 5} agreed well with the previous bench scale results at similar CO{sub 2} partial pressure. COS appeared to be chemisorbed on FCA carbon; its capacity was non-regenerable by hot nitrogen purge. A Cu/Zn catalyst, used to remove H{sub 2}S adsorptively, worked adequately. With the adsorption system on-line, a downstream methanol catalyst showed stable activity for 120 hours of operation. In the two field tests, it was demonstrated that the Great Plains (GP) syngas could be treated by adsorption for LPMEOH process. The catalyst deactivation observed in the first field test was much improved in the second field test after regular (every three days) regeneration of the adsorbents was practiced. The absorption system, which was designed for the removal of iron/nickel carbonyls, hydrogen/carbonyl sulfide and hydrochloric acid, needed to be modified to accommodate other unexpected impurities, such as acetonitrile and ethylene which were observed during both field tests. A lab test with a simulated GP gas indicated that low CO{sub 2} content (0.5%) in the GP gas does not cause catalyst deactivation. Adjusting the CO{sub 2} content of the feed to 5% by CO{sub 2} addition, increased methanol productivity by 40% in both the lab and the second field test. 6 refs., 25 figs., 14 tabs.

  1. Recoil Polarization Measurements of the Proton Electromagnetic Form Factor Ratio to High Momentum Transfer

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    Andrew Puckett

    2010-02-01

    The electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon characterize the effect of its internal structure on its response to an electromagnetic probe as studied in elastic electronnucleon scattering. These form factors are functions of the squared four-momentum transfer Q2 between the electron and the proton. The two main classes of observables of this reaction are the scattering cross section and polarization asymmetries, both of which are sensitive to the form factors in different ways. When considering large f momentum transfers, double-polarization observables offer superior sensitivity to the electric form factor. This thesis reports the results of a new measurement of the ratio of the electric and magnetic form factors of the proton at high momentum transfer using the recoil polarization technique. A polarized electron beam was scattered from a liquid hydrogen target, transferring polarization to the recoiling protons. These protons were detected in a magnetic spectrometer which was used to reconstruct their kinematics, including their scattering angles and momenta, and the position of the interaction vertex. A proton polarimeter measured the polarization of the recoiling protons by measuring the azimuthal asymmetry in the angular distribution of protons scattered in CH2 analyzers. The scattered electron was detected in a large acceptance electromagnetic calorimeter in order to suppress inelastic backgrounds. The measured ratio of the transverse and longitudinal polarization components of the scattered proton is directly proportional to the ratio of form factors GpE=GpM. The measurements reported in this thesis took place at Q2 =5.2, 6.7, and 8.5 GeV2, and represent the most accurate measurements of GpE in this Q2 region to date.

  2. Measurement of the Formation Rate of Muonic Hydrogen Molecules

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    MuCap Collaboration; V. A. Andreev; T. I. Banks; R. M. Carey; T. A. Case; S. M. Clayton; K. M. Crowe; J. Deutsch; J. Egger; S. J. Freedman; V. A. Ganzha; T. Gorringe; F. E. Gray; D. W. Hertzog; M. Hildebrandt; P. Kammel; B. Kiburg; S. Knaack; P. A. Kravtsov; A. G. Krivshich; B. Lauss; K. R. Lynch; E. M. Maev; O. E. Maev; F. Mulhauser; C. Petitjean; G. E. Petrov; R. Prieels; G. N. Schapkin; G. G. Semenchuk; M. A. Soroka; V. Tishchenko; A. A. Vasilyev; A. A. Vorobyov; M. E. Vznuzdaev; P. Winter

    2015-02-03

    Background: The rate \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ characterizes the formation of pp\\mu\\ molecules in collisions of muonic p\\mu\\ atoms with hydrogen. In measurements of the basic weak muon capture reaction on the proton to determine the pseudoscalar coupling g_P, capture occurs from both atomic and molecular states. Thus knowledge of \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ is required for a correct interpretation of these experiments. Purpose: Recently the MuCap experiment has measured the capture rate \\Lambda_S from the singlet p\\mu\\ atom, employing a low density active target to suppress pp\\mu\\ formation (PRL 110, 12504 (2013)). Nevertheless, given the unprecedented precision of this experiment, the existing experimental knowledge in \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ had to be improved. Method: The MuCap experiment derived the weak capture rate from the muon disappearance rate in ultra-pure hydrogen. By doping the hydrogen with 20 ppm of argon, a competing process to pp\\mu\\ formation was introduced, which allowed the extraction of \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ from the observed time distribution of decay electrons. Results: The pp\\mu\\ formation rate was measured as \\lambda_pp\\mu = (2.01 +- 0.06(stat) +- 0.03(sys)) 10^6 s^-1. This result updates the \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ value used in the above mentioned MuCap publication. Conclusions: The 2.5x higher precision compared to earlier experiments and the fact that the measurement was performed at nearly identical conditions to the main data taking, reduces the uncertainty induced by \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ to a minor contribution to the overall uncertainty of \\Lambda_S and g_P, as determined in MuCap. Our final value for \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ shifts \\Lambda_S and g_P by less than one tenth of their respective uncertainties compared to our results published earlier.

  3. Constraining fundamental constant evolution with HI and OH lines

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    N. Kanekar; G. I. Langston; J. T. Stocke; C. L. Carilli; K. L. Menten

    2012-01-16

    We report deep Green Bank Telescope spectroscopy in the redshifted HI 21cm and OH 18cm lines from the $z = 0.765$ absorption system towards PMN J0134-0931. A comparison between the "satellite" OH 18cm line redshifts, or between the redshifts of the HI 21cm and "main" OH 18cm lines, is sensitive to changes in different combinations of three fundamental constants, the fine structure constant $\\alpha$, the proton-electron mass ratio $\\mu \\equiv m_p/m_e$ and the proton g-factor $g_p$. We find that the satellite OH 18cm lines are not perfectly conjugate, with both different line shapes and stronger 1612 MHz absorption than 1720 MHz emission. This implies that the satellite lines of this absorber are not suitable to probe fundamental constant evolution. A comparison between the redshifts of the HI 21cm and OH 18cm lines, via a multi-Gaussian fit, yields the strong constraint $[\\Delta F/F] = [-5.2 \\pm 4.3] \\times 10^{-6}$, where $F \\equiv g_p [\\mu \\alpha^2]^{1.57}$ and the error budget includes contributions from both statistical and systematic errors. We thus find no evidence for a change in the constants between $z = 0.765$ and the present epoch. Incorporating the constraint $[\\Delta \\mu/\\mu ] < 3.6 \\times 10^{-7}$ from another absorber at a similar redshift and assuming that fractional changes in $g_p$ are much smaller than those in $\\alpha$, we obtain $[\\Delta \\alpha/\\alpha ] = (-1.7 \\pm 1.4) \\times 10^{-6}$ over a lookback time of 6.7 Gyrs.

  4. A study of the use of meteorological factors as criteria for irrigation 

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    Satterwhite, Leron Eugene

    1956-01-01

    of an atmosphere, T being the mean aiz' tempez atua??aando being Stefan's constant e = same as used in equation l. (3) ~ Combination of equation 1 and 2: K (0. 27K $+8)/(0 27 Z(A) mm. /day ?haze E = slope of vapor-pressure curve at mean aiz temperatuze (mm...IIURP. UY A & M & 'LL&ci: gp y: r&& A STUDY OF THE USE OF METEOROLOGICAL FACTORS AS CRITERIA FOR IRRICAT ICE A. Thesis LEECH EUGEEE SATTERV'HITE Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial...

  5. Control of Strongylidae in horses by pasture rotation and chemotherapy 

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    Sharp, Marvin Lafayette

    1964-01-01

    period. lg&0p&9g6 g7T ~ 99glgf ~ 103 Xt is sigaificaat however, Chat all who have published papers on stroagylosis in horses seem to agree chat the pre psts e p et a o sll spa tas ot laeg esoagplos ~ge oa 1 ~ ~oat ost ~ g gg to ~ a, ~ lo e el ) ts ~ e... seasonal variation ia Chs number of eggs which are passed in the fecesg&7p6gp93 b?e sufficient numbers are passed by infected aaimsls during all. ssssoas of the year to contamiaats a past?rs to the smtene thee constant reinfection occurs. 4 ' ggp99g...

  6. The characterization of bovine IgG1 allotypes using monoclonal antibodies in an Enzyme-linked Immunosorbant Assay 

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    Schutta, Christopher John

    1992-01-01

    OF TABLES TABLE PAGE 1. ANTIGENIC AND ALLELIC FREQUENCIES OF BOVINE IgG1 MARKERS. 26 2. PERCENT CONCORDANCY BETWEEN Mabs SPECIFIC FOR ALLOTYPIC MARKERS. . . 27 3. IgG1 ALLOTYPIC MARKERS IN 7 INFORMATIVE FAMILIES. 2B I IJTP 0 0 0CT ICE It ha" been...= otype cf the immunoglobu)in; o -chains for IgA, : ? chains for IgD, t ? chains for IgE, 7 ? chain for IgG, and p ? chains for lgl& (Cohen & Porter, 1964) . Certain isotypes are further subdivided. into subisntypes (IgG1, IgGP, etc. ). A though...

  7. Effect of soil temperature on resistance of rice to seedling blight caused by Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc 

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    Weerapat, Praphas

    1964-01-01

    I":". . -"';-'. , ;::::, RP9?C2 '|GZ - GGt'W "ZR%Zh&'~I'Tgfi *" zo?: 3~Gh'&IPWI|tG! Eh QZ 'BXCAK. - TQ '-, ';: ?' ! ', -':;, i", , ;. :;?-i;'!:G :. BGGZZIIG BBIZGGG, ':G"G", Kl'GZ' h il 'ZZZIIGXIIXGLGZGBZZ;::"BGG. ''::, . :":G ';"', . '?'i... . ". -", "!4&, ";;. . "-TQj:. :. W$4'j@"+hg4ja, " gp, . '. ~@@i"-W? i:RICO, ". "keX5 q -4X'q '. "' ~= ', , '- -', '-' ", . ' ' '-, , . ?' Sxe ?-:. yx4tib&"-Mph'ig. . :t0. :-py$e'gi&Xg' 4hagpk- 'Qg ' . "; P...

  8. Improved Measurement of the Positive Muon Lifetime and Determination of the Fermi Constant

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    MuLan Collaboration; D. B. Chitwood; T. I. Banks; M. J. Barnes; S. Battu; R. M. Carey; S. Cheekatmalla; S. M. Clayton; J. Crnkovic; K. M. Crowe; P. T. Debevec; S. Dhamija; W. Earle; A. Gafarov; K. Giovanetti; T. P. Gorringe; F. E. Gray; M. Hance; D. W. Hertzog; M. F. Hare; P. Kammel; B. Kiburg; J. Kunkle; B. Lauss; I. Logashenko; K. R. Lynch; R. McNabb; J. P. Miller; F. Mulhauser; C. J. G. Onderwater; C. S. Ozben; Q. Peng; C. C. Polly; S. Rath; B. L. Roberts; V. Tishchenko; G. D. Wait; J. Wasserman; D. M. Webber; P. Winter; P. A. Zolnierczuk

    2008-02-08

    The mean life of the positive muon has been measured to a precision of 11 ppm using a low-energy, pulsed muon beam stopped in a ferromagnetic target, which was surrounded by a scintillator detector array. The result, tau_mu = 2.197013(24) us, is in excellent agreement with the previous world average. The new world average tau_mu = 2.197019(21) us determines the Fermi constant G_F = 1.166371(6) x 10^-5 GeV^-2 (5 ppm). Additionally, the precision measurement of the positive muon lifetime is needed to determine the nucleon pseudoscalar coupling g_P.

  9. The Radon-Penrose correspondence II: Line bundles and simple D-modules

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    D'Agnolo, Andrea

    to the incidence relation in G1(Cn) Ã? Gp(Cn). We show in partic- ular that on such a space, simple modules along V+l. A filtration {Mk}kZ is called good if the Mk's are OX- coherent and, locally on X, Mk = 0 for k 0, and DX(l)Mk = Mk+l for any l 0 and for k 0. If M is endowed with a good filtration, we set: GM = OTX -1GDX -1 GM

  10. An Approximation to Wiener Measure and Quantization of the Hamiltonian on Manifolds with Non-positive Sectional Curvature

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    Thomas Laetsch

    2013-05-17

    This paper gives a rigorous interpretation of a Feynman path integral on a Riemannian manifold M with non-positive sectional curvature. A $L^2$ Riemannian metric $G_P$ is given on the space of piecewise geodesic paths $H_P(M)$ adapted to the partition $P$ of $[0,1]$, whence a finite-dimensional approximation of Wiener measure is developed. It is proved that, as $mesh(P) \\to 0$, the approximate Wiener measure converges in a $L^1$ sense to the measure $e^{-\\frac{2 + \\sqrt{3}}{20\\sqrt{3}} \\int_0^1 Scal(\\sigma(s)) ds} d\

  11. Human non-neutralizing HIV-1 envelope monoclonal antibodies limit the number of founder viruses during SHIV mucosal infection in rhesus macaques

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    Santra, Sampa; Tomaras, Georgia D.; Warrier, Ranjit; Nicely, Nathan I.; Liao, Hua -Xin; Pollara, Justin; Liu, Pinghuang; Alam, S. Munir; Zhang, Ruijun; Cocklin, Sarah L.; et al

    2015-08-03

    HIV-1 mucosal transmission begins with virus or virus-infected cells moving through mucus across mucosal epithelium to infect CD4? T cells. Although broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) are the type of HIV-1 antibodies that are most likely protective, they are not induced with current vaccine candidates. In contrast, antibodies that do not neutralize primary HIV-1 strains in the TZM-bl infection assay are readily induced by current vaccine candidates and have also been implicated as secondary correlates of decreased HIV-1 risk in the RV144 vaccine efficacy trial. Here, we have studied the capacity of anti-Env monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against either the immunodominant regionmore »of gp41 (7B2 IgG1), the first constant region of gp120 (A32 IgG1), or the third variable loop (V3) of gp120 (CH22 IgG1) to modulate in vivo rectal mucosal transmission of a high-dose simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV-BaL) in rhesus macaques. 7B2 IgG1 or A32 IgG1, each containing mutations to enhance Fc function, was administered passively to rhesus macaques but afforded no protection against productive clinical infection while the positive control antibody CH22 IgG1 prevented infection in 4 of 6 animals. Enumeration of transmitted/founder (T/F) viruses revealed that passive infusion of each of the three antibodies significantly reduced the number of T/F genomes. Some antibodies that bind HIV-1 Env but fail to neutralize virus in traditional neutralization assays may limit the number of T/F viruses involved in transmission without leading to enhancement of viral infection. For one of these mAbs, gp41 mAb 7B2, we provide the first co-crystal structure in complex with a common cyclical loop motif demonstrated to be critical for infection by other retroviruses.« less

  12. Iterative cellular array multiplier using overlapped four-bit scanning technique and its application 

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    Kim, Wu Woan

    1990-01-01

    . A. The Theory of the Overlapped Multi-Bit Scanning Multiplier 5 B. The Overlapped Four-Bit Scanning Multiplier . . . . . . . 10 C. Recoder 16 D. Multiple Generation 24 E. Carry Save Adder . 25 F. CPA 29 G. Building the Sixteen-Bit Long... are defined as equations 2. 4 and 2. 5. G, =A, B, , (2. 4) P, =A, pB, . (2. 5) From substituting G; and P; into equations 2. 2 and 2. 3, the sum S; and the carry C, s can be taken as follows: 30 Pl AC, 1, (2 7) O' = A 'B +(A f0B1)'C (2 g) G;+P;. C, 1...

  13. Dynamic analysis of shells of revolution submerged in an acoustic medium by the finite element method 

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    Ng, Chi Kin

    1978-01-01

    loading cond1t1ons are presented and compared witn exact solutions. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The author wishes to express his sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Jack Y. K, Lou, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Texas AiiM University, for his time... Concent. rated Load of 2000 lbs. with a Forcing Frequence of 40 c. p. s. at Apex. 34 Radial Displacement Due to a Concentrated Load of 2000 lbs. with a Forcing Frequency of 240 c. p. s. at Apex . v 1 i NOMENCLATURE AM C(Sx) CD GP GQ radius...

  14. Salt tolerance of grasses for range seeding 

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    Hartmann, Francis Stephen

    1973-01-01

    0 0 0 UDI)DUIWA9Q 9AQD)9+ 37 0 0 UOI)DU}IUJScJ SAI)Di9$ 0 0 0 0 CO CCI cl' Ccl I I I I III III f 0 III 0 4 I 4 0 0 0 CI I/I C CII 0 ~ h U C N E V V E. &0 4 O gP~ O III Z 0 III E4 III 0 OI H 84 L. 0 Og 0 III L'gm K. ~ l l...

  15. The two most common histological subtypes of malignant germ cell tumour are distinguished by global microRNA profiles, associated with differential transcription factor expression

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    Murray, Matthew J.; Saini, Harpreet K.; van Dongen, Stijn; Palmer, Roger D.; Muralidhar, Balaji; Pett, Mark R.; Piipari, Matias; Thornton, Claire M.; Nicholson, James C.; Enright, Anton J.; Coleman, Nicholas

    2010-11-08

    mRNAs. Nature 2005, 433:769-773. 23. Lu J, Getz G, Miska EA, Alvarez-Saavedra E, Lamb J, Peck D, Sweet- Cordero A, Ebert BL, Mak RH, Ferrando AA, et al: MicroRNA expression profiles classify human cancers. Nature 2005, 435:834-838. 24. Peter ME: Let... regulate epithelial to mesenchymal transition by targeting ZEB1 and SIP1. Nat Cell Biol 2008, 10:593-601. 26. Gee GV, Koestler DC, Christensen BC, Sugarbaker DJ, Ugolini D, Ivaldi GP, Resnick MB, Houseman EA, Kelsey KT, Marsit CJ: Downregulated Micro...

  16. Carbonate depositional environments and facies of the shelf margin and outer shelf, Lower Cretaceous Sligo Formation, south Texas 

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    Kirkland, Brenda Lee

    1986-01-01

    not been described in as much detail. Since the publication" of the facies study by Bebout et al. ( 1981), cores from two new wells along the reef trend have become available. A need exists for a detailed facies model along the shelf margin, for a... SLIGO 18. 48D R 15220 ft I SP I IIES 18, 800 fl TD AES j ( Q AES 16. 810 II TD ) ) I CORED INTERVAL ? TOP HOSSTON 18. 947 It TD 29 NUMBER OF SAMPLES OF EACH LiTHOLOG, ALL WELLS 60 NUMBER OF SAMPLES 20 pe @AC Gp, g( Z&qXO~ &~SXO~ C...

  17. The construction and use of a plasmid vector system for studying Q mediated transcription termination in bacteriophage (lambda) 

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    Eller, Richard Frank

    1986-01-01

    , the lacZ fusion is under direct control of the 1sc promoter since ps, as well as c?, were deleted from this plasmid. As noted, pTER3 produces a nonfunctional Q protein since it does not carry the last part of the Q gene (Fig. 6E). pTER3 was used... Genes 57 DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS 59 Components of the pTER Vector System A. The lac Promoter and Operator B. The px. Promoter C. The ts. Terminator D. The trpzzlacZ Operon Fusion Induction Leads to Q Protein Synthesis gpQ Modified...

  18. The feasibility of a helicopter passenger service in the Dallas-Fort Worth area 

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    Kelley, Nelson Lane

    1965-01-01

    I Psx'sf, el Kw~X& l;Snab af '@e rejeigmedte %aj. 'phd Be+em 'og 5 By. EMsrm Xapa Kathy Approved hs 00 @~ale ~ qmCeha. by& M-5R $8gQR~B&) ' r Hl59g , ' ' G:-G 'K 5 5:. 'N 'g S ':" 5 :''''I-. . 1. 05t$8ctf vog... - -- - ? ' ? - - 1, S XXX SVAMNXGS AMS SEEN' GP Sg~ ??- - . ' ' 19 QQXI XGS ~ ??? ~ ? R?? 79 Xg S 55??' ?' ?? ~ ~' . ? ? ' ' ? 3R S Qfto1 XG7 V S~gg l XV RKXSSIUG'~ 'AMG FG'g5555XQ GF TIE QN8d@ VGA 'BGSXH ~ Qx' ?sg S-'M?' ea...

  19. Effect of methionine, methionine hydroxy analogue, vitamin B?? and folic acid on blood and liver glutathione content in chicks 

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    Gabay, Sabit

    1954-01-01

    ~ ~ Table I . Table II. Able III ~ ~ ~ . ~ ~ ~ Table IV. Viable V . Literature Cited . . CHaPTER 4 - The Effeot of a bathetic ~ Xrlet duyylenented uith DL-ArChionine~ Methionine ~ Analogue and/or Vitaed. n Qq on B1ood and Liver Clutath- ione Content...) 181. 13( ) (s+ ) -" SeSrees of ~eda, (2) & S ? ~ ~~: ~~~ for h, ionsllty. (+) ~ficsnt on the 0. 05 level of probability (l. s. 4. 5. 9) (es) SiSnificsnt on the 0. 01 level of probability (l. s. 4. ~ 7. 9) TABLE V THE ~ GP DIETS SUPPLENEXZED...

  20. Acetone as a solvent for extraction of cottonseed oil 

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    Hui, In-Wai

    1950-01-01

    ACETONE AS A SOLVENT FOR EXTRACTION GP COTTONSEED OIL A Thesis In-Wai Hui June 1950 Approval as to style and content recommended c t Head oi' the Department of Chemical Engineering ACETONE AS A SOLVENT FOR EXT "ACTION OF COTTONSEED OIL A... Thesis In-Nai Hui June 1950 ACETONE AS A SOLVENT FOR EXTRACTION QF COTTONSEED OIL A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas Partis1 Fulfillment of the Recuirements for the Degree of Master of Science...

  1. Search for the B(c) meson in hadronic Z^0 decays

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    Wilson, Graham Wallace; OPAL Collaboration; Ackerstaff, K.; Alexander, G.; Allison, J.; Altekamp, N.; Anderson, K.J.; Anderson, S.; Arcelli, S.; Asai, S.; Ashby, S.F.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.

    1998-02-01

    -Hansen h, J. Schieck k, P. Schleper k, B. Schmitt h, S. Schmitt k, A. Schoning h, M. Schroder h, H.C. Schultz-Coulon j,¨ ¨ M. Schumacher c, C. Schwick h, W.G. Scott t, T.G. Shears p, B.C. Shen d, C.H. Shepherd-Themistocleous h, P. Sherwood o, G.P. Siroli b... containing a b quark have all been observed, by experiments at CESR, DORIS, LEP and the TEVATRON, except #14; .for the beauty-charm meson B bc . The B mesonc c can be produced at LEP in hadronic Z0 decays. Using the non-relativistic potential model for heavy...

  2. Hydrogeophysical methods for analyzing aquifer storage and recovery systems

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    Minsley, B.J.; Ajo-Franklin, J.; Mukhopadhyay, A.; Morgan, F.D.

    2009-12-01

    Hydrogeophysical methods are presented that support the siting and monitoring of aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) systems. These methods are presented as numerical simulations in the context of a proposed ASR experiment in Kuwait, although the techniques are applicable to numerous ASR projects. Bulk geophysical properties are calculated directly from ASR flow and solute transport simulations using standard petrophysical relationships and are used to simulate the dynamic geophysical response to ASR. This strategy provides a quantitative framework for determining site-specific geophysical methods and data acquisition geometries that can provide the most useful information about the ASR implementation. An axisymmetric, coupled fluid flow and solute transport model simulates injection, storage, and withdrawal of fresh water (salinity {approx}500 ppm) into the Dammam aquifer, a tertiary carbonate formation with native salinity approximately 6000 ppm. Sensitivity of the flow simulations to the correlation length of aquifer heterogeneity, aquifer dispersivity, and hydraulic permeability of the confining layer are investigated. The geophysical response using electrical resistivity, time-domain electromagnetic (TEM), and seismic methods is computed at regular intervals during the ASR simulation to investigate the sensitivity of these different techniques to changes in subsurface properties. For the electrical and electromagnetic methods, fluid electric conductivity is derived from the modeled salinity and is combined with an assumed porosity model to compute a bulk electrical resistivity structure. The seismic response is computed from the porosity model and changes in effective stress due to fluid pressure variations during injection/recovery, while changes in fluid properties are introduced through Gassmann fluid substitution.

  3. Macro economic approach to oil production in OPEC countries

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    Shojai, S.

    1984-01-01

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

  4. The peanut lectin-binding glycoproteins of human epidermal keratinocytes

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    Morrison, A.I. (Max-Planck-Institute fuer Systemphysiologie, Dortmund (West Germany)); Keeble, S.; Watt, F.M. (Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London (England))

    1988-08-01

    The peanut lectin (PNA) is known to bind more strongly to keratinocytes that are undergoing terminal differentiation than to proliferating keratinocytes. In order to investigate the significance of this change in cell-surface carbohydrate authors have identified the PNA-binding glycoproteins of cultured human keratinocytes and antibodies against them. Two heavily glycosylated bands of 110 and 250 kDa were resolved by PAGE of ({sup 14}C)galactose- or ({sup 14}C)mannose- and ({sup 14}C)glucosamine-labeled cell extracts eluted with galactose from PNA affinity columns. The higher molecular weight band was also detected on PNA blots of unlabeled cell extracts transferred to nitrocellulose. Both bands were sensitive to pronase digestion, but only the 250-kDa band was digested with trypsin. A rabbit antiserum that we prepared (anti-PNA-gp) immunoprecipitated both bands from cell extracts. In contrast to PNA, anti-PNA-gp bound equally to proliferating and terminally differentiating cells, indicating that some epitope(s) of the PNA-binding glycoproteins is present on the cell surface prior to terminal differentiation. When keratinocytes grown as a monolayer in low-calcium medium were switched to medium containing 2 mM calcium ions in order to induce desmosome formation and stratification, there was a dramatic redistribution of the PNA-binding glycoproteins, which became concentrated at the boundaries between cells. This may suggest a role for the glycoproteins in cell-cell interactions during stratification.

  5. Model for J/psi absorption in hadronic matter 

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    Lin, ZW; Ko, Che Ming.

    2000-01-01

    M 1inlD e2ne3l , ~14! with 034903- M 1anl52gpDD*gcDD~22p11p3!l 3S 1 t2mD 2 D ~p12p31p4!n, M 1bnl5gpDD*gcD*D*~2p12p4!aS 1 u2mD* 2 D 3F gab2 ~p12p4!a~p12p4!b mD* 2 G 3@~2p22p3!bgnl1~2p11p21p4!lgbn 1~p11p32p4!ngbl# , M 1cnl52gpc...- tions for J/c absorption by p and r mesons are then evalu- ated. The amplitudes for the coherent sum of individual dia- grams are checked to ensure that the hadronic currentis conserved in the limit of zero vector meson masses. We then show in Sec...

  6. Demonstration of emulator-based Bayesian calibration of safety analysis codes: Theory and formulation

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    Yurko, Joseph P.; Buongiorno, Jacopo; Youngblood, Robert

    2015-05-28

    System codes for simulation of safety performance of nuclear plants may contain parameters whose values are not known very accurately. New information from tests or operating experience is incorporated into safety codes by a process known as calibration, which reduces uncertainty in the output of the code and thereby improves its support for decision-making. The work reported here implements several improvements on classic calibration techniques afforded by modern analysis techniques. The key innovation has come from development of code surrogate model (or code emulator) construction and prediction algorithms. Use of a fast emulator makes the calibration processes used here withmore »Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampling feasible. This study uses Gaussian Process (GP) based emulators, which have been used previously to emulate computer codes in the nuclear field. The present work describes the formulation of an emulator that incorporates GPs into a factor analysis-type or pattern recognition-type model. This “function factorization” Gaussian Process (FFGP) model allows overcoming limitations present in standard GP emulators, thereby improving both accuracy and speed of the emulator-based calibration process. Calibration of a friction-factor example using a Method of Manufactured Solution is performed to illustrate key properties of the FFGP based process.« less

  7. Towards a Resolution of the Proton Form Factor Problem: New Electron and Positron Scattering Data

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    Adikaram, D.; Rimal, D.; Weinstein, L. B.; Raue, B.; Khetarpal, P.; Bennett, R.; Arrington, J.; Brooks, W.; Adhikari, K.; Afanasev, A.; et al

    2015-02-10

    There is a significant discrepancy between the values of the proton electric form factor, GpE, extracted using unpolarized and polarized electron scattering. Calculations predict that small two-photon exchange (TPE) contributions can significantly affect the extraction of GpE from the unpolarized electron-proton cross sections. We determined the TPE contribution by measuring the ratio of positron-proton to electron-proton elastic scattering cross sections using a simultaneous, tertiary electron-positron beam incident on a liquid hydrogen target and detecting the scattered particles in the Jefferson Lab CLAS detector. This novel technique allowed us to cover a wide range in virtual photon polarization (epsilon) and momentummore »transfer (Q2) simultaneously, as well as to cancel luminosity-related systematic errors. The cross section ratio increases with decreasing ? at Q2=1.45 GeV2. This measurement is consistent with the size of the form factor discrepancy at Q2?1.75 GeV2 and with hadronic calculations including nucleon and Delta intermediate states, which have been shown to resolve the discrepancy up to 2-3 GeV2.« less

  8. Atomic structure of Cu-10. 9 at % Be alloys in the early stages of aging

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    Koo, Y.M.

    1987-01-01

    Diffuse x-ray scattering was employed to investigate the local atomic structure and static strains in a single crystal of a Cu-10.9 at. % Be alloy in the early stages of aging. In addition to these experiments, neutron elastic and inelastic scattering were obtained to investigate the phonon properties in the as-quenched state of this alloy. In the as-quenched state, there is a nearly regular array of small ellipsoidal Be clusters aligned along <100> directions (This produces the tweed contrast seen in TEM). The density of these clusters is 7.5 x 10/sup 26//m/sup 3/. The diffuse streaks seen in electron diffraction patterns are due largely to thermal diffuse scattering. Phonon-dispersion curves show no large differences from those of pure copper, except at (xi xi xi)/sub T/ zone boundary, where there is softening. This difference may be due to a Kohn anomaly. The elastic anisotropy of this alloy increases considerably with alloying, which probably leads to the plate-like GP zone morphology in subsequent aging treatments. The structure of the GP zones is a mixture of Be-rich single- and multi-layered zones. As aging proceeds, the zones grow in thickness.

  9. The role of blood cell membrane lipids on the mode of action of HIV-1 fusion inhibitor sifuvirtide

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    Matos, Pedro M.; Freitas, Teresa; Castanho, Miguel A.R.B.; Santos, Nuno C.

    2010-12-17

    Research highlights: {yields} Sifuvirtide interacts with erythrocyte and lymphocyte membrane in a concentration dependent manner by decreasing its dipole potential. {yields} Dipole potential variations in lipid vesicles show sifuvirtide's lipid selectivity towards saturated phosphatidylcholines. {yields} This peptide-membrane interaction may direct the drug towards raft-like membrane domains where the receptors used by HIV are located, facilitating its inhibitory action. -- Abstract: Sifuvirtide is a gp41 based peptide that inhibits HIV-1 fusion with the host cells and is currently under clinical trials. Previous studies showed that sifuvirtide partitions preferably to saturated phosphatidylcholine lipid membranes, instead of fluid-phase lipid vesicles. We extended the study to the interaction of the peptide with circulating blood cells, by using the dipole potential sensitive probe di-8-ANEPPS. Sifuvirtide decreased the dipole potential of erythrocyte and lymphocyte membranes in a concentration dependent manner, demonstrating its interaction. Also, the lipid selectivity of the peptide towards more rigid phosphatidylcholines was confirmed based on the dipole potential variations. Overall, the interaction of the peptide with the cell membranes is a contribution of different lipid preferences that presumably directs the peptide towards raft-like domains where the receptors are located, facilitating the reach of the peptide to its molecular target, the gp41 in its pre-fusion conformation.

  10. Multistrange Baryon production from strangeness-exchange reactions 

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    Li, Changhui

    2002-01-01

    77 x g ) ? i gpKK(KrO?K ? B?K7K) . P', ? ig KK(KO?K ? O?KK)id", ? i gPKK(KO?K ? B?KK) P) ? ig ~ (KrK"" O?r7 ? B?KrK'" if) + H. c, ? ig ~ ?(KK*"O?q ? O?KK*"rl) + H. c, Ap 7PZ O?v7+H. c, m. '' . fxEEL sg E O m)) :- ' "(r B r7)~:- m. " A7s7p.... 4) (A. 5) (A. 6) 3) KE~x=: Mt = gz*sc grt. ns (r r )? a b g ? q"qt'/ms'. t ? mrna. fKn:- fmzz t Vt ~ t te r. mrna m~ tt (Prt, s + P~~s) Ii "), .? . ?"? I", 1 2 =tlfrrt(mn ? II?)$', . Z'b mn (A. 7) (A. g) fKZ=- mK fKA=- m7t f z...

  11. Relative concordance of human immunodeficiency virus oligomeric and monomeric envelope in CCR5 coreceptor usage

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    Teeravechyan, Samaporn; Suphaphiphat, Pirada; Essex, Max; Lee, Tun-Hou

    2008-01-20

    A major difference between binding and fusion assays commonly used to study the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) envelope is the use of monomeric envelope for the former assay and oligomeric envelope for the latter. Due to discrepancies in their readouts for some mutants, envelope regions involved in CCR5 coreceptor usage were systematically studied to determine whether the discordance is due to inherent differences between the two assays or whether it genuinely reflects functional differences at each entry step. By adding the binding inhibitor TAK-779 to delay coreceptor binding kinetics in the fusion assay, the readouts were found comparable between the assays for the mutants analysed in this study. Our finding indicates that monomeric binding reflects oligomeric envelope-CCR5 interaction, thus discordant results between binding and fusion assays do not necessarily indicate differences in coreceptor usage by oligomeric envelope and monomeric gp120.

  12. An asymptotic formula for polynomials orthonormal with respect to a varying weight. II

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    Komlov, A V; Suetin, S P

    2014-09-30

    This paper gives a proof of the theorem announced by the authors in the preceding paper with the same title. The theorem states that asymptotically the behaviour of the polynomials which are orthonormal with respect to the varying weight e{sup ?2nQ(x)}p{sub g}(x)/?(?{sub j=1}{sup 2p}(x?e{sub j})) coincides with the asymptotic behaviour of the Nuttall psi-function, which solves a special boundary-value problem on the relevant hyperelliptic Riemann surface of genus g=p?1. Here e{sub 1}

  13. Measurement of the Positive Muon Lifetime and Determination of the Fermi Constant to Part-per-Million Precision

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    D. M. Webber; V. Tishchenko; Q. ~Peng; S. Battu; R. M. Carey; D. B. Chitwood; J. Crnkovic; P. T. Debevec; S. Dhamija; W. Earle; A. Gafarov; K. Giovanetti; T. P. Gorringe; F. E. Gray; Z. Hartwig; D. W. Hertzog; B. Johnson; P. Kammel; B. Kiburg; S. Kizilgul; J. Kunkle; B. Lauss; I. Logashenko; K. R. Lynch; R. McNabb; J. P. Miller; F. Mulhauser; C. J. G. Onderwater; J. Phillips; S. Rath; B. L. Roberts; P. Winter; B. Wolfe

    2010-12-06

    We report a measurement of the positive muon lifetime to a precision of 1.0 parts per million (ppm); it is the most precise particle lifetime ever measured. The experiment used a time-structured, low-energy muon beam and a segmented plastic scintillator array to record more than 2 x 10^{12} decays. Two different stopping target configurations were employed in independent data-taking periods. The combined results give tau_{mu^+}(MuLan) = 2196980.3(2.2) ps, more than 15 times as precise as any previous experiment. The muon lifetime gives the most precise value for the Fermi constant: G_F(MuLan) = 1.1663788 (7) x 10^-5 GeV^-2 (0.6 ppm). It is also used to extract the mu^-p singlet capture rate, which determines the proton's weak induced pseudoscalar coupling g_P.

  14. Factors involved in the seasonal and geographical regulation of diapause in the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman 

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    Sterling, W. L

    1966-01-01

    LL queT6 Qoqgoo eqg go soAggoexsxto qeqq poalLIuoSsy (/AT) gaesaspueg ~ MoyenoqeT eqg al sTTAseNL TToq qTnye SQTaeaa ~op EmgoegsTges ysasgrgsaoo stot goTp DTqZ, (TgGT) qoV*eLX yus guexLxoyueg gq ps~ocl@gx 48SeT seLC tfgoSDIx4 psesuosfoD yeeealcngeS...JBASJun aqua ahgAJna GQ O'boas -txl Eq yasn ett Esot sag~a asaqo Jo qXog '(gp6y 'pJnJyaqg) 1 SOaaug Qusosagntt at~ BS s Qual"QocX&hua Sqg J- Q-QQSJ'3$g -sss aqua oq S~yuodseJ ~sgtCrCysamrg you Bqy Eq auo queosaynb 8 woJg yeqs'gclScxggsgy sq Uso QDSOQf...

  15. Three-dimensional Structure of a Viral Genome-delivery Portal Vertex

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    A Olia; P Prevelige Jr.; J Johnson; G Cingolani

    2011-12-31

    DNA viruses such as bacteriophages and herpesviruses deliver their genome into and out of the capsid through large proteinaceous assemblies, known as portal proteins. Here, we report two snapshots of the dodecameric portal protein of bacteriophage P22. The 3.25-{angstrom}-resolution structure of the portal-protein core bound to 12 copies of gene product 4 (gp4) reveals a {approx}1.1-MDa assembly formed by 24 proteins. Unexpectedly, a lower-resolution structure of the full-length portal protein unveils the unique topology of the C-terminal domain, which forms a {approx}200-{angstrom}-long {alpha}-helical barrel. This domain inserts deeply into the virion and is highly conserved in the Podoviridae family. We propose that the barrel domain facilitates genome spooling onto the interior surface of the capsid during genome packaging and, in analogy to a rifle barrel, increases the accuracy of genome ejection into the host cell.

  16. Evaluation of the Tellabs 1150 GPON multiservice access platform.

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    Brenkosh, Joseph Peter; Wolf, Jimmie V.

    2014-11-01

    For over two years, Sandia National Laboratories has been using a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) access layer for selected networks. The GPON equipment includes the Tellabs 1150 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) Optical Line Terminal (OLT), the Tellabs ONT709 and ONT709GP Optical Network Terminals (ONTs), and the Panorama PON Network Manager. In late 2013, the Tellabs equipment was updated to Software Release FP27.1_015130. Because a new software release has the potential to affect performance and functionality, it needed to be thoroughly tested. This report documents that testing. It also provides a comparison between the current release and the previous Software Release FP25.5.1_013274 that was being used.

  17. Comment for article "Limits on a nucleon-nucleon monopole-dipole (axionlike) P,T-noninvariant interaction from spin relaxation of polarized 3He" Yu. N. Pokotilovski arXiv:0902.1682v2 [nucl-ex] 12 Feb 2009

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    A. P. Serebrov

    2009-12-25

    In article "Limits on a nucleon-nucleon monopole-dipole (axionlike) P,T-noninvariant interaction from spin relaxation of polarized 3He" Yu. N. Pokotilovski arXiv:0902.1682v2 [nucl-ex] 12 Feb 2009 it was presented new constraints for the product of the scalar, pseudo-scalar dimensionless constants: gs*gp < 1*10^-17 for the parameter lam about 10^-4 cm, determining the range of forces. In this comment it is shown that the real constraint for the same parameter lam from the same experimental data is about 2*10^-11. It is worse in about one hundred times that the constraint from UCN depolarization and can not be considered as a new limit on a nucleon-nucleon monopole-dipole (axionlike) P,T-noninvariant interaction.

  18. Subspaces of R. H. Bing's example G 

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    Lewis, Ira Wayne

    1974-01-01

    no limit points. Thus the definition for preparacompactness is always vacuously satisfied by G. 2. K jHodel, [13] and f8]3 Let K = F U ( p Every open cover of fU(p, r )g where gp j er for metalindelof. f ) f(q) = 1 for at most countably many qadi...]q), and p p p P A = A 'QA ". Then there exists an uncountable subset P" of P' p p p such that g' g A , " = p for all p, p' in P". Let f be defined by f(q) = 1 iff qeA ' for some pep". Then f is in X C'X and fsU(p, r )Q X for each peP". Thus U is not m...

  19. Comparison of point and areal estimates of temporal fluctuations of climatic elements: a case study for Texas 

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    Gaffin, David Morris

    1993-01-01

    . 6 0. 8 /r/ FIG. 4. Correlation coefficient (/r/) versus standard error of estimate l(1-r'), 23 C O cd V 0 H 0 dC O O 24 CHAPTER IV PRESENTATION OF RESULTS In order to evaluate the size of an area that a single point can represent... explanation available. 27 lQ C c 0 . ~ O 0 0 ' 0 P o e E E p 8 o / o o o p p/p o 0 I:I 0 gp p p 0 O CU O O O O O OO E O O o (g C tg CI O O O O CU CJ o 0 Cl '0 0 0 lO 0 o 0 0 0 '0 0 Cl '0 lO H ID ID I C4 0 ICI 0 cg...

  20. Analysis of Neutral Transport in the GAMMA10 Anchor-Cell Using H{alpha}-Emission Detectors

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    Higashizono, Y. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Nakashima, Y. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Ohki, T. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Islam, M.K. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Shoji, M. [National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan); Kobayashi, S. [Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University (Japan); Yoshikawa, M. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Kubota, Y. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Kobayashi, T. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Murakami, R. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Yamada, M. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Cho, T. [Plasma Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Japan)

    2005-01-15

    The neutral transport was studied in the anchor cell. The H{alpha} line intensities were measured by using axially aligned H{alpha} detectors. It was found that the intensity is considerably dependent on ECRH and GP 3,4. A 5ch H{alpha} detector was newly installed in the outer-transition region of the anchor-cell. From the measurement of the spatial distributions, the vertical intensity profile is estimated to be about 2.5 cm on the half width half maximum, while the horizontal distribution shows roughly flat around Z=-670 cm. The above characteristics were discussed with aid of neutral transport simulation using DEGAS Monte-Carlo Code.

  1. A gravity study of the Great Basin-Sonoran Desert transition zone, Basin and Range province, western United States 

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    Brooks, Debra Ann

    1989-01-01

    120 118P 116 112 p QQg g, , h(Q ( ~pi Qpj -~, , ) go q t) ( g' 0 ~a ~ce i(( Q "I, ';;, ( (qy p, , ~, O, j ~, g r~~ g 9 I i i Q Q CI 0 D & OO i j~g ? - i (oft c QP. T28 g igO ~0~ (, . &, o ~ D -/gE. - . ~, ~ o Cj) 4 L ', 8 Q '0... '. i 0 ~ g ' 0 0 O& Qo 0 ' '5 -i-"'. "'~ Q~~ g D, fJ I , //) 'i) () j 0 f &yP// + /j, 1f g('. ((jj() (', ' i ' (iQ' /O Qo I 38' ), &, x. Ji, (n , gi, (0(, , 4. ~. (7'~(, , . , ) ?. ), ((, ($, 2, g(P) o )r~ C O gc 0 (fi ~~o 0 , :Qa 0...

  2. Some factors affecting the impairment of quality in prepackaged frozen retail cuts of beef 

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    Guenther, John James

    1959-01-01

    FKC 7 pnDR * 0kH kSENOen dCKTCNOSINC ; R??:p * 0kH fOQgOeFMe ZOSCNFOiA 3 R8GP :GVp kSsNOeC dFKC = Packo ZOSCNFOiA ;: i RZP kSsNOeC dCKT = Packo ZOSCNFOiA 6 R??YV ?NNsN 4- isYD *CoCNSrCiCAAH SrC OoCNOeC Pi... of Flavor Scores of Frozen Beef Strip Steaks .......................... ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 33 3? Simple Coefficients of Correlation Between Panel Scores For Flavor and Tenderness at Each Test P e r i o d ............* 3 7 4k Analysis of Variance...

  3. Min-max control design for large angle maneuvers of flexible spacecraft 

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    Kim, Cheolho

    1991-01-01

    ( ber) gP Shankar P. Bhattacharyy (Member) Srinivas R. Vadali (Member) /Ye~- gc'g Walter E. Haisler (Head of Department) December 1991 ABSTRACT Min-Max Control Design for Large Angle Maneuvers of Flexible Spacecraft(December 1991) Cheolho I...] ? S] C2 6, (2, 1. 10) 03 C]S2C3 + S3S] C]S2S] + C3S] C]C2 63 where C, = cos8, and S, = sin8, . Hence, o] = d];6, = (C2C3)61+ ( ? C2S3)62+ (S3)63 (2, 1. 11) For the convenience of notation, the permutation symbol e03 is used. 1 e;ic = 0 ? 1...

  4. First observations of Y(1S)->gamma pi(+)pi(-) and Y(1S)->gamma pi(0)pi(0)

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    Ammar, Raymond G.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Darling, C.; Davis, Robin E. P.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan; Zhou, L.

    1999-01-01

    structure, the excess in the charged dipion mode is ap- parent in the region m p 1 p 2 ? 1.0 1.4 GeV. The most prominent resonance in this mass range observed in radia- tive Jyc decays is the f 2 s1270d [1], for which BfJyc ! gf 2 s1270dg ? s1.38 6 0.14d 3... 10 23 . If we assume that the excess in this interval is due to Ys1Sd ! gf 2 s1270d, and neglecting any possible interference effects with other processes producing the gp 1 p 2 final state, we can perform a fit to the background-subtracted on...

  5. Fast Change Point Detection for Electricity Market Analysis

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    UC Berkeley; Gu, William; Choi, Jaesik; Gu, Ming; Simon, Horst; Wu, Kesheng

    2013-08-25

    Electricity is a vital part of our daily life; therefore it is important to avoid irregularities such as the California Electricity Crisis of 2000 and 2001. In this work, we seek to predict anomalies using advanced machine learning algorithms. These algorithms are effective, but computationally expensive, especially if we plan to apply them on hourly electricity market data covering a number of years. To address this challenge, we significantly accelerate the computation of the Gaussian Process (GP) for time series data. In the context of a Change Point Detection (CPD) algorithm, we reduce its computational complexity from O($n^{5}$) to O($n^{2}$). Our efficient algorithm makes it possible to compute the Change Points using the hourly price data from the California Electricity Crisis. By comparing the detected Change Points with known events, we show that the Change Point Detection algorithm is indeed effective in detecting signals preceding major events.

  6. An investigation of relationships between meso- and synoptic-scale phenomena 

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    Wood, James Eugene

    1971-01-01

    . The figure shows the trough sloping westward from '04i . 0, &47' . ' / 'I I la 2:-, f WQQ. ' gf' , I g I. . I . ?, i&9 I +3~o . . --'; (a) 850 mb 34 ) 1- K . g(7!- . I , p6. (c) 500 mb 'r 'I 9" . 3O8 303 , . 3l 2 1 332 (b) 700 mb Fig. 6...'. '. '" "147 ~; C . r, t I' l. , 4 I -s 430 , 1I 1/0 3- 156 147 I 44, , $4 (a) 850 mb '652 6 fy, '". 534~53'4 &0 1540% P q'', -4 65$ 'g' )( C' ~i5~7 (c) 500 mb 0910 ' 88 I, ' ' 8196gp ', 70 -" - . - : . , '- ' ' ' ' ' ' . 'F4 0 . 97p 000...

  7. Asymptotically robust detection of stochastic signals in contaminated noise 

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    Schnitzer, Mark Steven

    1986-01-01

    , subject to a constraint on the maximum false alarm rate, n. ;, i( ) m p( ) Threshold H, G Comparator HI Figure 1 In Figure I, [yi). I is the sequence of inputs to the detector as previously described. Note that the srructure of the detector... ae' = a 2 ae' E(g(N +OS )]I I 1 le=0 & for some k &0 p0E((g(NI OSI))] =E((g(N)) a' (d) a I g(x+Gy) f (x) dx l = f g(x+Gy) l f (x) dx for all y ap 2 0=0 ae G=p We note that regularity conditions such as those above are standard for application...

  8. Sweet Potato Fertilizer Experiments at Substation No. 2, Troup. 

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    Hotchkiss, W. S.

    1921-01-01

    . S ." - .- .d 3 %" +J a gP U $ 3.89 5.74 2.25 6.00 4.93 - 5.75 9.14 7.59 A -- s 0 d 2-2 " a,. z'," c* o a.5 225 ;:CU f3 ........ 50.4 43.2 3.4 72.0 41.9 - 54.6 57.9 70.8' oa Ow* '. ka' #g,. i zg:: gb ................ $ 37..., in 1907, 1908, and 11, was 17.?'0, 28.66, and 10.74 inches, respectively. The soils on which these experiments were conducted are classed by 3 Bureau of Soils as Susquehanna fine sandy loam. This soil is tyish in color with a red plastic clay subsoil...

  9. A phenological study of various tropical legumes 

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    Dovel, Randy Lynn

    1983-01-01

    has been noted until an optimal nitrogen level is reached ()lott, 1981). 5 drop in crude proCein co nCenc below 6-7/ GP wi I I dept eas Ci&e voluntary intake of cattle (minsoo and elcLeod, 1970; glott, 19ol whi remen, 1980 ). In st ud ies...Cures wete low, They were only ini CiaCed atter Che avera. e maximum . 09 . 07 A~i ~ ie ~vnal IIndiI Se a hi t S~tl *h S ' I ~S* laa the h mate S~tl th br . 05 . 03 . 01 ?. 01 e a ? . 03 8 Jul 22 Jul 5 Aug 19 Aug 1 Sep 15 Sep 28 Sep 13 Oct 27...

  10. Evaluation of the pharmacokinetics and cardiotoxicity of doxorubicin in rat receiving nilotinib

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    Zhou, Zhi-yong; Wan, Li-li; Yang, Quan-jun; Han, Yong-long; Li, Yan; Yu, Qi; Guo, Cheng; Li, Xiao

    2013-10-01

    Doxorubicin (DOX) is a potent chemotherapy drug with a narrow therapeutic window. Nilotinib, a small-molecule Bcr-Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor, was reported to reverse multidrug resistance (MDR) mediated by P-glycoprotein (P-gp) transmembrane transporters. The present study aimed to investigate nilotinib's affection on the steady-state pharmacokinetics, disposition and cardiotoxicity of DOX. A total of 24 male Sprague–Dawley rats were randomized into four groups (6 in each) and received the following regimens: saline, intravenous DOX (5 mg/kg) alone, and DOX co-administrated with either 20 or 40 mg/kg nilotinib. Blood was withdrawn at 12 time points till 72 h after DOX injection and the concentrations of DOX and its metabolite doxorubicinol (DOXol) in serum and cardiac tissue were assayed by LC–MS–MS method. To determine the cardiotoxicity, the following parameters were investigated: creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, malondialdehyde, and superoxide dismutase. Histopathological examination of heart section was carried out to evaluate the extent of cardiotoxicity after treatments. The results showed that pretreatment of 40 mg/kg nilotinib increased the AUC{sub 0–t} and C{sub max} of DOX and DOXol. However, their accumulation in cardiac tissue was significantly decreased when compared with the group that received DOX alone. In addition, biochemical and histopathological results showed that 40 mg/kg nilotinib reduced the cardiotoxicity induced by DOX administration. In conclusion, co-administration of nilotinib increased serum exposure, but significantly decreased the accumulation of DOX in cardiac tissue. Consistent with in vitro profile, oral dose of 40 mg/kg nilotinib significantly decreased the cardiotoxicity of DOX in rat by enhancing P-gp activity in the heart.

  11. Neutrons measure phase behavior in pores at Angstrom size

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    Bardoel, Agatha A; Melnichenko, Yuri B

    2012-01-01

    Researchers have measured the phase behavior of green house gases in pores at the Angstrom-level, using small angle neutron scattering (SANS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's High Flux Isotope Reactor. Yuri Melnichenko, an instrument scientist on the General Purpose Small Angle Neutron Scattering (GP SANS) Diffractometer at ORNL's High Flux Isotope Reactor, his postdoctoral associate Lilin He and collaborators Nidia Gallego and Cristian Contescu from the Material Sciences Division (ORNL) were engaged in the work. They were studying nanoporous carbons to assess their attractiveness as storage media for hydrogen, with a view to potential use for on-board hydrogen storage for transportation applications. Nanoporous carbons can also serve as electrode material for supercapacitors and batteries. The researchers successfully determined that the most efficiently condensing pore size in a carbon nanoporous material for hydrogen storage is less than one nanometer. In a paper recently published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the collaborators used small angle neutron scattering to study how hydrogen condenses in small pores at ambient temperature. They discovered that the surface-molecule interactions create internal pressures in pores that may exceed the external gas pressure by a factor of up to 50. 'This is an exciting result,' Melnichenko said, 'as you achieve extreme densification in pores 'for free', i.e. without spending any energy. These results can be used to guide the development of new carbon adsorbents tailored to maximize hydrogen storage capacities.' Another important factor that defines the adsorption capacity of sub-nanometer pores is their shape. In order to get accurate structural information and maximize sorption capacity, it is important that pores are small and of approximately uniform size. In collaboration with Drexel University's Yury Gogotsi who supplied the samples, Melnichenko and his collaborators used the GP SANS instrument to study how the size and shape of pores in sub-nanometer porous carbons varies, depending on the manufacturing conditions. While small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) can do the job too, Melnichenko says, the SANS method broke new ground in analyzing the shape and behavior of pores at subnanometer size, when subjected to varying synthesis temperature. 'We found that these very small pores are in fact spherical, and that when we change the synthesis conditions, they become elongated, even 'slit-like', and all of this on a subnanometer scale,' Melnichenko said.

  12. The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures - 1) Mobile phones and Africa: a success story 2) Citizen Problem Solving

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    None

    2011-10-06

    Mobile phones and Africa: a success story Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Citizen Problem Solving Dr. Alpheus Bingham, InnoCentive The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures are hosted by the partners of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, CERN, The UN Institute of Training and Research and the University of Geneva. The goal of the Lectures is to provide an inspirational forum for participants from the various international organizations and academic institutions in Geneva to explore how information technology is enabling greater citizen participation in tackling global development challenges as well as global scientific research. The first Citizen Cyberscience Lectures will welcome two speakers who have both made major innovative contributions in this area. Dr. Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel International, one of Africa?s most successful mobile network operators, will talk about ?Mobile phones and Africa: a success story?. Dr. Alpheus Bingham, founder of InnoCentive, a Web-based community that solves industrial R&D; challenges, will discuss ?Citizen Problem Solving?. The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures are open and free of charge. Participants from outside CERN must register by sending an email to Yasemin.Hauser@cern.ch BEFORE the 23rd october to be able to access CERN. THE LECTURES Mobile phones and Africa: a success story Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Abstract The introduction of mobile phones into Africa changed the continent, enabling business and the commercial sector, creating directly and indirectly, millions of jobs. It enriched the social lives of many people. Surprisingly, it supported the emerging civil society and advanced the course of democracy Bio Dr Mo Ibrahim is a global expert in mobile communications with a distinguished academic and business career. In 1998, Dr Ibrahim founded Celtel International to build and operate mobile networks in Africa. Celtel became one of Africa?s most successful companies with operations in 15 countries, covering more than a third of the continent?s population and investing more than US$750 million in Africa. The company was sold to MTC Kuwait in 2005 for $3.4billion. In 2006 Dr Ibrahim established the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to support great African leadership. The Foundation focuses on two major initiatives to stimulate debate around, and improve the quality of, governance in Africa. The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership recognises and celebrates excellence; and the Ibrahim Index of African Governance provides civil society with a comprehensive and quantifiable tool to promote government accountability. Dr Ibrahim is also Founding Chairman of Satya Capital Ltd, an investment company focused on opportunities in Africa. Dr Ibrahim has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of London?s School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of Birmingham and De Montfort University, Leicester as well as an Honorary Fellowship Award from the London Business School. He has also received the Chairman?s Award for Lifetime Achievement from the GSM Association in 2007 and the Economists Innovation Award 2007 for Social & Economic Innovation. In 2008 Dr Ibrahim was presented with the BNP Paribas Prize for Philanthropy, and also listed by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Citizen Problem Solving Dr. Alpheus Bingham, InnoCentive Abstract American playwright Damien Runyon (Guys and Dolls) once remarked, "the race is not always to the swift, nor the victory to the strong -- but that IS how you bet." Not only does a system of race handicapping follow from this logic, but the whole notion of expertise and technical qualifications. Such 'credentials' allow one to 'bet' on who might most likely solve a difficult challenge, whether as consultant, contractor or employee. Of course, the approach would differ if one were allowed to bet AFTER the race. When such systems came into broad use, i.e., chat rooms, usenets, innocentive, etc., and were subsequently studied, it was often found that the greatest probability of solu

  13. The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures - 1) Mobile phones and Africa: a success story 2) Citizen Problem Solving

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    2009-10-28

    Mobile phones and Africa: a success story Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Citizen Problem Solving Dr. Alpheus Bingham, InnoCentive The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures are hosted by the partners of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, CERN, The UN Institute of Training and Research and the University of Geneva. The goal of the Lectures is to provide an inspirational forum for participants from the various international organizations and academic institutions in Geneva to explore how information technology is enabling greater citizen participation in tackling global development challenges as well as global scientific research. The first Citizen Cyberscience Lectures will welcome two speakers who have both made major innovative contributions in this area. Dr. Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel International, one of Africa’s most successful mobile network operators, will talk about “Mobile phones and Africa: a success story”. Dr. Alpheus Bingham, founder of InnoCentive, a Web-based community that solves industrial R&D; challenges, will discuss “Citizen Problem Solving”. The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures are open and free of charge. Participants from outside CERN must register by sending an email to Yasemin.Hauser@cern.ch BEFORE the 23rd october to be able to access CERN. THE LECTURES Mobile phones and Africa: a success story Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Abstract The introduction of mobile phones into Africa changed the continent, enabling business and the commercial sector, creating directly and indirectly, millions of jobs. It enriched the social lives of many people. Surprisingly, it supported the emerging civil society and advanced the course of democracy Bio Dr Mo Ibrahim is a global expert in mobile communications with a distinguished academic and business career. In 1998, Dr Ibrahim founded Celtel International to build and operate mobile networks in Africa. Celtel became one of Africa’s most successful companies with operations in 15 countries, covering more than a third of the continent’s population and investing more than US$750 million in Africa. The company was sold to MTC Kuwait in 2005 for $3.4billion. In 2006 Dr Ibrahim established the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to support great African leadership. The Foundation focuses on two major initiatives to stimulate debate around, and improve the quality of, governance in Africa. The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership recognises and celebrates excellence; and the Ibrahim Index of African Governance provides civil society with a comprehensive and quantifiable tool to promote government accountability. Dr Ibrahim is also Founding Chairman of Satya Capital Ltd, an investment company focused on opportunities in Africa. Dr Ibrahim has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of Birmingham and De Montfort University, Leicester as well as an Honorary Fellowship Award from the London Business School. He has also received the Chairman’s Award for Lifetime Achievement from the GSM Association in 2007 and the Economists Innovation Award 2007 for Social & Economic Innovation. In 2008 Dr Ibrahim was presented with the BNP Paribas Prize for Philanthropy, and also listed by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Citizen Problem Solving Dr. Alpheus Bingham, InnoCentive Abstract American playwright Damien Runyon (Guys and Dolls) once remarked, "the race is not always to the swift, nor the victory to the strong -- but that IS how you bet." Not only does a system of race handicapping follow from this logic, but the whole notion of expertise and technical qualifications. Such 'credentials' allow one to 'bet' on who might most likely solve a difficult challenge, whether as consultant, contractor or employee. Of course, the approach would differ if one were allowed to bet AFTER the race. When such systems came into broad use, i.e., chat rooms, usenets, innocentive, etc., and were subsequently studied, it was often found that the greate

  14. A baculovirus alkaline nuclease knockout construct produces fragmented DNA and aberrant capsids

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    Okano, Kazuhiro [Department of Microbiology, Nash Hall Room 220, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3804 (United States); Vanarsdall, Adam L. [Department of Microbiology, Nash Hall Room 220, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3804 (United States); Rohrmann, George F. [Department of Microbiology, Nash Hall Room 220, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3804 (United States)]. E-mail: rohrmanng@orst.edu

    2007-03-01

    DNA replication of bacmid-derived constructs of the Autographa californica multiple nucleocapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV) was analyzed by field inversion gel electrophoresis (FIGE) in combination with digestion at a unique Eco81I restriction enzyme site. Three constructs were characterized: a parental bacmid, a bacmid deleted for the alkaline nuclease gene, and a bacmid from which the gp64 gene had been deleted. The latter was employed as a control for comparison with the alkaline nuclease knockout because neither yields infectious virus and their replication is limited to the initially transfected cells. The major difference between DNA replicated by the different constructs was the presence in the alkaline nuclease knockout of high concentrations of relatively small, subgenome length DNA in preparations not treated with Eco81I. Furthermore, upon Eco81I digestion, the alkaline nuclease knockout bacmid also yielded substantially more subgenome size DNA than the other constructs. Electron microscopic examination of cells transfected with the alkaline nuclease knockout indicated that, in addition to a limited number of normal-appearing electron-dense nucleocapsids, numerous aberrant capsid-like structures were observed indicating a defect in nucleocapsid maturation or in a DNA processing step that is necessary for encapsidation. Because of the documented role of the baculovirus alkaline nuclease and its homologs from other viruses in homologous recombination, these data suggest that DNA recombination may play a major role in the production of baculovirus genomes.

  15. A study of conception rates resulting from natural and artificial breeding of dairy cattle in Texas 

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    Burleson, Richard Earl

    1952-01-01

    48 8 i, OO'~34 5" "3d '+~M"' OXAVXC8 p@X~KOf3PX $7 DAM" 'Q@Vjl4 M 4~PA USZV8'~B!. (p?' boX'4 8?tx '5 4x' cod 8 t"' ~abo -'igGY o". u~icczoo ""0?438 N&x'8 xbo xa8&'2t of a&i M~$ 88"V. -'Clog 18 P~I88X'8 . vbGXi K @ O~P? COOCOIVOB 8'h ''C3. lg tb..., . '-p88 '~- yg &8 fe8tgooe ~, , 4W ~ ~:eieeg+e4~ C~ Bn@ BSXO (/) 'i5'Ci& htMggio ef 88~4K+@X XOX8BM~ig X%~8@&8 elf 7&ki. ?a @OX@ f~Q6 i. boy Qg Tio@ CCzl4 QXTCQ'. VQ2 bg tb(9 f: X'85 8QLKiLCB 8)16 GpNg Oig pSX" COOQ bog CC%06$VRQ Q Xbo fXfQ~ 58...

  16. HIV-1 entry inhibition by small-molecule CCR5 antagonists: A combined molecular modeling and mutant study using a high-throughput assay

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    Labrecque, Jean; Metz, Markus; Lau, Gloria; Darkes, Marilyn C.; Wong, Rebecca S.Y.; Bogucki, David; Carpenter, Bryon; Chen Gang; Li Tongshuang; Nan, Susan; Schols, Dominique; Bridger, Gary J.; Fricker, Simon P.; Skerlj, Renato T.

    2011-05-10

    Based on the attrition rate of CCR5 small molecule antagonists in the clinic the discovery and development of next generation antagonists with an improved pharmacology and safety profile is necessary. Herein, we describe a combined molecular modeling, CCR5-mediated cell fusion, and receptor site-directed mutagenesis approach to study the molecular interactions of six structurally diverse compounds (aplaviroc, maraviroc, vicriviroc, TAK-779, SCH-C and a benzyloxycarbonyl-aminopiperidin-1-yl-butane derivative) with CCR5, a coreceptor for CCR5-tropic HIV-1 strains. This is the first study using an antifusogenic assay, a model of the interaction of the gp120 envelope protein with CCR5. This assay avoids the use of radioactivity and HIV infection assays, and can be used in a high throughput mode. The assay was validated by comparison with other established CCR5 assays. Given the hydrophobic nature of the binding pocket several binding models are suggested which could prove useful in the rational drug design of new lead compounds.

  17. Center symmetry and area laws

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    Thomas D. Cohen

    2014-07-15

    SU($N_c$) gauge theories containing matter fields may be invariant under transformations of some subgroup of the $\\mathbb{Z}_{N_c}$ center; the maximum such subgroup is $\\mathbb{Z}_{p}$, with $p$ depending on $N_c$ and the representations of the various matter fields in the theory. Confining SU($N_c$) gauge theories in either 3+1 or 2+1 space-time dimensions and with matter fields in any representation have string tensions for representation $R$ given by $\\sigma_R =\\sigma_f \\, \\, \\frac{p_R (p-p_R) \\, \\, g\\left (p_R (p-p_R) \\right )}{(p-1) \\, \\, g(p -1 )} $ with $p_R={n_R \\, \\rm mod}(p)$, where $\\sigma_f $ is the string tension for the fundamental representation, $g$ is a positive finite function and $n_R$ is the n-ality of $R$. This implies that a necessary condition for a theory in this class to have an area law is invariance of the theory under a nontrivial subgroup of the center. Significantly, these results depend on $p$ regardless of the value of $N_c$.

  18. Measurement of the Formation Rate of Muonic Hydrogen Molecules

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    Andreev, V A; Carey, R M; Case, T A; Clayton, S M; Crowe, K M; Deutsch, J; Egger, J; Freedman, S J; Ganzha, V A; Gorringe, T; Gray, F E; Hertzog, D W; Hildebrandt, M; Kammel, P; Kiburg, B; Knaack, S; Kravtsov, P A; Krivshich, A G; Lauss, B; Lynch, K R; Maev, E M; Maev, O E; Mulhauser, F; Petitjean, C; Petrov, G E; Prieels, R; Schapkin, G N; Semenchuk, G G; Soroka, M A; Tishchenko, V; Vasilyev, A A; Vorobyov, A A; Vznuzdaev, M E; Winter, P

    2015-01-01

    Background: The rate \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ characterizes the formation of pp\\mu\\ molecules in collisions of muonic p\\mu\\ atoms with hydrogen. In measurements of the basic weak muon capture reaction on the proton to determine the pseudoscalar coupling g_P, capture occurs from both atomic and molecular states. Thus knowledge of \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ is required for a correct interpretation of these experiments. Purpose: Recently the MuCap experiment has measured the capture rate \\Lambda_S from the singlet p\\mu\\ atom, employing a low density active target to suppress pp\\mu\\ formation (PRL 110, 12504 (2013)). Nevertheless, given the unprecedented precision of this experiment, the existing experimental knowledge in \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ had to be improved. Method: The MuCap experiment derived the weak capture rate from the muon disappearance rate in ultra-pure hydrogen. By doping the hydrogen with 20 ppm of argon, a competing process to pp\\mu\\ formation was introduced, which allowed the extraction of \\lambda_pp\\mu\\ from the observed t...

  19. The Rigorous Derivation of the 2D Cubic Focusing NLS from Quantum Many-body Evolution

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    Xuwen Chen; Justin Holmer

    2015-10-02

    We consider a 2D time-dependent quantum system of $N$-bosons with harmonic external confining and \\emph{attractive} interparticle interaction in the Gross-Pitaevskii scaling. We derive stability of matter type estimates showing that the $k$-th power of the energy controls the $H^{1}$ Sobolev norm of the solution over $k$-particles. This estimate is new and more difficult for attractive interactions than repulsive interactions. For the proof, we use a version of the finite-dimensional quantum di Finetti theorem from [49]. A high particle-number averaging effect is at play in the proof, which is not needed for the corresponding estimate in the repulsive case. This a priori bound allows us to prove that the corresponding BBGKY hierarchy converges to the GP limit as was done in many previous works treating the case of repulsive interactions. As a result, we obtain that the \\emph{focusing} nonlinear Schr\\"{o}dinger equation is the mean-field limit of the 2D time-dependent quantum many-body system with attractive interatomic interaction and asymptotically factorized initial data. An assumption on the size of the $L^{1}$-norm of the interatomic interaction potential is needed that corresponds to the sharp constant in the 2D Gagliardo-Nirenberg inequality though the inequality is not directly relevant because we are dealing with a trace instead of a power.

  20. Galactic Globular and Open Cluster Fiducial Sequences in the Pan-STARRS1 Photometric System

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    Bernard, Edouard J; Schlafly, Edward F; Platais, Imants; Bell, Eric F; Martin, Nicolas F; Rix, Hans-Walter; Slater, Colin T; Burgett, William S; Chambers, Kenneth C; Draper, Peter W; Hodapp, Klaus W; Kaiser, Nicholas; Kudritzki, Rolf-Peter; Magnier, Eugene A; Metcalfe, Nigel; Tonry, John L; Wainscoat, Richard J; Waters, Christopher

    2015-01-01

    We present the fiducial sequences of a sample of Galactic star clusters in the five bands of the Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) photometric system (g_P1, r_P1, i_P1, z_P1, y_P1). These empirical sequences -- which include the red giant and sub-giant branches, the main sequence, and the horizontal branch -- were defined from deep colour-magnitude diagrams reaching below the oldest main-sequence turn-offs of 13 globular and 3 old open clusters covering a wide range of metallicities (-2.4 < [Fe/H] < +0.4). We find excellent agreement for the nine clusters in common with previous studies in similar photometric systems when transformed to the PS1 system. Because the photometric and spectroscopic properties of these stellar populations are accurately known, the fiducials provide a solid basis for the interpretation of observations in the PS1 system, as well as valuable constraints to improve the empirical colour--$T_{eff}$ relations.