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What is the upper size limit for cosmopolitan distribution in free-living microorganisms?  

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What is the upper size limit for cosmopolitan distribution in free-living microorganisms? ABSTRACT distance apart) is used to try and answer the question `What is the upper size limit for cosmopolitan to 230 lm while the largest cosmopolitan species was 135 lm in size. Comparison of the testate

Brown, Richard

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Bursts of Active Transport in Living Cells  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We scrutinize the temporally-resolved speed of active cargo transport in living cells, and show intermittent bursting motions. These nonlinear fluctuations follow a scaling law over several decades of time and space, the statistical regularities displaying a time-averaged shape that we interpret to reflect stress buildup followed by rapid release. The power law of scaling is the same as seen in driven jammed colloids, granular, and magnetic systems. The implied regulation of active transport with environmental obstruction extends the classical notion of molecular crowding.

Bo Wang; James Kuo; Steve Granick

2013-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF MICROORGANISMS WITH IMPROVED TRANSPORT AND BIOSURFACTANT ACTIVITY FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Diverse microorganisms were screened for biosurfactant production and anaerobic growth at elevated salt concentrations to obtain candidates most suitable for microbial oil recovery. Seventy percent of the 205 strains tested, mostly strains of Bacillus mojavensis, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, and Bacillus sonorensis, produced biosurfactants aerobically and 41% of the strains had biosurfactant activity greater than Bacillus mojavensis JF-2, the current candidate for oil recovery. Biosurfactant activity varied with the percentage of the 3-hydroxy-tetradecanoate isomers in the fatty acid portion of the biosurfactant. Changing the medium composition by incorporation of different precursors of 3-hydroxy tetradecanoate increased the activity of biosurfactant. The surface tension and critical micelle concentration of 15 different, biosurfactant-producing Bacillus strains was determined individually and in combination with other biosurfactants. Some biosurfactant mixtures were found to have synergistic effect on surface tension (e.g. surface tension was lowered from 41 to 31 mN/m in some cases) while others had a synergistic effect on CMD-1 values. We compared the transport abilities of spores from three Bacillus strains using a model porous system to study spore recovery and transport. Sand-packed columns were used to select for spores or cells with the best transport abilities through brine-saturated sand. Spores of Bacillus mojavensis strains JF-2 and ROB-2 and a natural recombinant, strain C-9, transported through sand at very high efficiencies. The earliest cells/spores that emerged from the column were re-grown, allowed to sporulate, and applied to a second column. This procedure greatly enhanced the transport of strain C-9. Spores with enhanced transport abilities can be easily obtained and that the preparation of inocula for use in MEOR is feasible. Tertiary oil recovery experiments showed that 10 to 40 mg/l of JF-2 biosurfactant in the presence of 0.1 mM 2,3-butanediol and 1 g/l of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (PHPA) recovered 10-40% of residual oil from Berea sandstone cores. When PHPA was used alone, about 10% of the residual oil was recovered. Interfacial tension (IFT) decreased in a stepwise manner as biosurfactant concentration increased with marked reductions in IFT occurring at biosurfactant concentrations of 10 and 40 mg/l. When the biosurfactant concentration was greater than 10 mg/l, residual oil recovery linearly increased with biosurfactant concentration. A mathematical model that relates oil recovery to biosurfactant concentration was modified to include the stepwise changes in IFT as biosurfactant concentrations changes. This model adequately predicted the experimentally observed changes in IFT as a function of biosurfactant concentration. Our work shows that (1) diverse microorganisms produce biosurfactants, (2) nutrient manipulation may provide a mechanism to increase biosurfactant activity, (3) biosurfactant concentrations in excess of the critical micelle concentration recover substantial amounts of residual oil, and (4) equations that describe the effect of the biosurfactant on IFT adequately predict residual oil recovery in sandstone cores.

M.J. McInerney; N. Youssef; T. Fincher; S.K. Maudgalya; M.J. Folmsbee; R. Knapp; D. Nagle

2004-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Microorganisms with Improved Transport and Biosurfactant Activity for Enhanced Oil Recovery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The project had three objectives: (1) to develop microbial strains with improved biosurfactant properties that use cost-effective nutrients, (2) to obtain biosurfactant strains with improved transport properties through sandstones, and (3) to determine the empirical relationship between surfactant concentration and interfacial tension and whether in situ reactions kinetics and biosurfactant concentration meets appropriate engineering design criteria. Here, we show that a lipopeptide biosurfactant produced by Bacillus mojavensis strain JF-2 mobilized substantial amounts of residual hydrocarbon from sand-packed columns and Berea sandstone cores when a viscosifying agent and a low molecular weight alcohol were present. The amount of residual hydrocarbon mobilized depended on the biosurfactant concentration. Tertiary oil recovery experiments showed that 10 to 40 mg/l of JF-2 biosurfactant in the presence of 0.1 mM 2,3-butanediol and 1 g/l of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (PHPA) recovered 10-40% of residual oil from Berea sandstone cores. Even low biosurfactant concentrations (16 mg/l) mobilized substantial amounts of residual hydrocarbon (29%). The bio-surfactant lowered IFT by nearly 2 orders of magnitude compared to typical IFT values of 28-29 mN/m. Increasing the salinity increased the IFT with or without 2,3-butanediol present. The lowest interfacial tension observed was 0.1 mN/m. A mathematical model that relates oil recovery to biosurfactant concentration was modified to include the stepwise changes in IFT as biosurfactant concentrations changes. This model adequately predicted the experimentally observed changes in IFT as a function of biosurfactant concentration. Theses data show that lipopeptide biosurfactant systems may be effective in removing hydrocarbon contamination sources in soils and aquifers and for the recovery of entrapped oil from low production oil reservoirs. Diverse microorganisms were screened for biosurfactant production and anaerobic growth at elevated salt concentrations to obtain candidates most suitable for microbial oil recovery. Seventy percent of the 205 strains tested, mostly strains of Bacillus mojavensis, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, and Bacillus sonorensis, produced biosurfactants aerobically and 41% of the strains had biosurfactant activity greater than Bacillus mojavensis JF-2, the current candidate for oil recovery. Biosurfactant activity varied with the percentage of the 3-hydroxy-tetradecanoate isomers in the fatty acid portion of the biosurfactant. Changing the medium composition by incorporation of different precursors of 3-hydroxy tetradecanoate increased the activity of biosurfactant. The surface tension and critical micelle concentration of 15 different, biosurfactant-producing Bacillus strains was determined individually and in combination with other biosurfactants. Some biosurfactant mixtures were found to have synergistic effect on surface tension (e.g. surface tension was lowered from 41 to 31 mN/m in some cases) while others had a synergistic effect on CMD-1 values. We compared the transport abilities of spores from three Bacillus strains using a model porous system to study spore recovery and transport. Sand-packed columns were used to select for spores or cells with the best transport abilities through brine-saturated sand. Spores of Bacillus mojavensis strains JF-2 and ROB-2 and a natural recombinant, strain C-9, transported through sand at very high efficiencies. The earliest cells/spores that emerged from the column were regrown, allowed to sporulate, and applied to a second column. This procedure greatly enhanced the transport of strain C-9. Spores with enhanced transport abilities can be easily obtained and that the preparation of inocula for use in MEOR is feasible. We conducted a push-pull test to study in-situ biosurfactant production by exogenous biosurfactant producers to aid in oil recovery from depleted reservoirs. Five wells from the same formation were used. Two wells received cells and nutrients, two wells were treated with nutrients onl

M.J. McInerney; K.E. Duncan; N. Youssef; T. Fincher; S.K. Maudgalya; M.J. Folmsbee; R. Knapp; Randy R. Simpson; N.Ravi; D. Nagle

2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Recombinant microorganisms for increased production of organic acids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are recombinant microorganisms for producing organic acids. The recombinant microorganisms express a polypeptide that has the enzymatic activity of an enzyme that is utilized in the pentose phosphate cycle. The recombinant microorganism may include recombinant Actinobacillus succinogenes that has been transformed to express a Zwischenferment (Zwf) gene. The recombinant microorganisms may be useful in fermentation processes for producing organic acids such as succinic acid and lactic acid. Also disclosed are novel plasmids that are useful for transforming microorganisms to produce recombinant microorganisms that express enzymes such as Zwf.

Yi, Jian; Kleff, Susanne; Guettler, Michael V

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Recombinant microorganisms for increased production of organic acids  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are recombinant microorganisms for producing organic acids. The recombinant microorganisms express a polypeptide that has the enzymatic activity of an enzyme that is utilized in the pentose phosphate cycle. The recombinant microorganism may include recombinant Actinobacillus succinogenes that has been transformed to express a Zwischenferment (Zwf) gene. The recombinant microorganisms may be useful in fermentation processes for producing organic acids such as succinic acid and lactic acid. Also disclosed are novel plasmids that are useful for transforming microorganisms to produce recombinant microorganisms that express enzymes such as Zwf.

Yi, Jian (East Lansing, MI); Kleff, Susanne (East Lansing, MI); Guettler, Michael V. (Holt, MI)

2012-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetically Engineered Ethanol Producing Microorganisms ...  

Search PNNL. PNNL Home; About; Research; Publications; Jobs; News; Contacts; Genetically Engineered Ethanol Producing Microorganisms. Battelle ...

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Prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) and short-lived neutron activation analysis (NAA) applied to the characterization of legacy materials  

SciTech Connect

Without quality historical records that provide the composition of legacy materials, the elemental and/or chemical characterization of such materials requires a manual analytical strategy that may expose the analyst to unknown toxicological hazards. In addition, much of the existing legacy inventory also incorporates radioactivity, and, although radiological composition may be determined by various nuclear-analytical methods, most importantly, gamma-spectroscopy, current methods of chemical characterization still require direct sample manipulation, thereby presenting special problems with broad implications for both the analyst and the environment. Alternately, prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) provides a'single-shot' in-situ, non-destructive method that provides a complete assay of all major entrained elemental constituents.1-3. Additionally, neutron activation analysis (NAA) using short-lived activation products complements PGAA and is especially useful when NAA activation surpasses the PGAA in elemental sensitivity.

Firestone, Richard B; English, G.A.; Firestone, R.B.; Perry, D.L.; Reijonen, J.P.; Leung, Ka-Ngo; Garabedian, G.F.; Molnar, G.L.; Revay, Zs.

2008-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Cellulolytic Microorganisms from Thermal Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thermal, anaerobic environments rich in decaying plant material are a potential source of novel cellulolytic bacteria. Samples collected from geothermal aquifers in the Yellowstone National Park (YNP) were used to select for cellulolytic thermophiles. Laboratory enrichments on dilute-acid pretreated plant biomass (switchgrass, Populus), and crystalline cellulose (Avicel) resulted in the isolation of 247 environmental clones. The majority of individual clones were affiliated with the cellulolytic bacteria of phylum Firmicutes, followed by xylanolytic and saccharolytic members of the phylum Dictyoglomi. Among the Firmicutes, the clones were affiliated with the genera Caldicellulosiruptor (54.4%), Caloramator (11.5%), Thermoanaerobacter (8.8%), Thermovenabulum (4.1%), and Clostridium (2.0%). From established anaerobic thermophilic enrichments a total of 81 single strains of the genera Caldicellulosiruptor (57%) and Thermoanaerobacter (43%) were isolated. With continuous flow enrichment on Avicel, increases in the relative abundance of Caloramator sp. was observed over clones detected from the Caldicellulosiruptor. Complex communities of interacting microorganisms bring about cellulose decomposition in nature, therefore using up-to-date approaches may yield novel cellulolytic microorganisms with high activity and a rapid rate of biomass conversion to biofuels.

Vishnivetskaya, Tatiana A [ORNL; Raman, Babu [ORNL; Phelps, Tommy Joe [ORNL; Podar, Mircea [ORNL; Elkins, James G [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineered microorganisms capable of producing target compounds under anaerobic conditions  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is generally provides recombinant microorganisms comprising engineered metabolic pathways capable of producing C3-C5 alcohols under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. The invention further provides ketol-acid reductoisomerase enzymes which have been mutated or modified to increase their NADH-dependent activity or to switch the cofactor preference from NADPH to NADH and are expressed in the modified microorganisms. In addition, the invention provides isobutyraldehyde dehydrogenase enzymes expressed in modified microorganisms. Also provided are methods of producing beneficial metabolites under aerobic and anaerobic conditions by contacting a suitable substrate with the modified microorganisms of the present invention.

Buelter, Thomas (Denver, CO); Meinhold, Peter (Denver, CO); Feldman, Reid M. Renny (San Francisco, CA); Hawkins, Andrew C. (Parker, CO); Urano, Jun (Irvine, CA); Bastian, Sabine (Pasadena, CA); Arnold, Frances (La Canada, CA)

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Living in living cities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article presents an overview of current and potential applications of living technology to some urban problems. Living technology can be described as technology that exhibits the core features of living systems. These features can be useful to solve ... Keywords: Living technology, adaptation, learning, robustness, self-organization, urbanism

Carlos Gershenson

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetically Engineered Ethanol Producing Microorganisms ...  

Researchers at PNNL have developed a process concept for the use of microorganisms in the production of fuels, chemicals and other products.

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Microorganisms to Speed Production of Biofuels  

ORNL 2011-G00203/jcn UT-B ID 201002408 08.2011 Microorganisms to Speed Production of Biofuels Technology Summary Researchers at ORNL developed microorganisms that can ...

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Computer simulation of the activity of the elderly person living independently in a Health Smart Home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a simulator of human activities collected with presence sensors in our experimental Health Smart Home ''Habitat Intelligent pour la Sante (HIS)''. We recorded 1492 days of data on several experimental HIS during the French national project ... Keywords: Correlation, Distance, Health Smart Homes, Hidden Markov Machine, Human activity, Polya Urn, Similarity, Simulator

N. Noury; T. Hadidi

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Water Treatment Strategies: Microorganism Control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents an overview of the fundamental concepts of microorganism control and a discussion about how these concepts can be applied for optimizing current prevention and mitigation strategies in nuclear power plant service water systems. A database has been established to facilitate development of treatment and operation strategies that meet the requirement for preventing microbiological problems while overcoming limitations with current water treatment technologies.

2004-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A combined microfluidic/dielectrophoretic microorganism concentrator  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents the development of a high-throughput microfluidic microorganism concentrator for pathogen detection applications. Interdigitated electrodes lining the bottom of the channel use positive dielectrophoretic ...

Gadish, Nitzan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microorganisms to Speed Production of Biofuels - Energy ...  

Researchers at ORNL developed microorganisms that can quickly overcome the resistance of biomass to breakdown, and improved both the cost and ...

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Cofermentation with Cooperative Microorganisms for More Efficient ...  

ORNL 2011-G00205/jcn UUT-B ID 201002454 09.2011 Cofermentation with Cooperative Microorganisms for More Efficient Biomass Conversion Technology Summary

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New Sampling Methods for Airborne Microorganisms  

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New Sampling Methods for Airborne Microorganisms New Sampling Methods for Airborne Microorganisms Speaker(s): Klaus Willeke Date: February 27, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: David Faulkner Klaus Willeke and his international team of engineers, physicists, microbiologists, industrial hygienists and environmental scientists have worked for about 15 years on the development of new methods for sampling airborne microorganisms. The following topics will be highlighted: long-term bioaerosol sampling into liquid by swirling air motion ("Biosampler"); personal aerosol sampling with low wind sensitivity and highfilter deposit uniformity ("Button Aerosol Sampler"); collection of microorganisms by electrostatic means; source testing as a predictor for microorganism release from surfaces; particle concentrating from large air

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Underwater wireless ad hoc sensor networks are aimed at remotely monitoring various aquatic activities, such as marine biological and zoological lives, geological changes, and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract Underwater wireless ad hoc sensor networks are aimed at remotely monitoring various aquatic activities, such as marine biological and zoological lives, geological changes, and underwater quality of service is more difficult in underwater net- works due to large underwater propagation delay

Kumar, M. Jagadesh

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Material to Efficiently and Economically Obtain Microorganism and Microalgae  

Technology provides an economical and efficient process to harvest microorganisms like microalgae from its growth media.

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Biodegradation of Triclosan by Aerobic Microorganisms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Triclosan, a synthetic antimicrobial agent, is an emerging environmental contaminant. Due to incomplete removal of triclosan by wastewater treatment plants, treated wastewater is one major source of environmental triclosan. Biodegradation of triclosan has been observed in activated sludge and the environment, suggesting that it is possible to develop a cost-effective biotreatment strategy for triclosan removal from wastewater. However, current knowledge on triclosan biodegradation is scarce and limited. To bridge this knowledge gap, this dissertation characterized cultivable triclosan-degrading microorganisms, identified uncultivable triclosan-utilizing bacteria, and elucidated triclosan biodegradation pathways. Furthermore, two treatment strategies were examined to enhance triclosan biodegradation in nitrifying activated sludge (NAS). A wastewater bacterial isolate, Sphingopyxis strain KCY1 (hereafter referred as strain KCY1), can completely degrade triclosan with a stoichiometric release of chloride. This strain can retain its degradation ability toward triclosan when after grown in complex nutrient medium containing triclosan as low as 5 micrograms/L. Based on five identified metabolites, a meta-cleavage pathway was proposed for triclosan biodegradation by strain KCY1. By using [13C12]-triclosan stable isotope probing, eleven uncultured triclosan-utilizing bacteria in a triclosan-degrading microbial consortium were identified. These clones are distributed among alpha-, beta-, or gamma-Proteobacteria, suggesting that triclosan-utilizing bacteria are phylogenetically diverse. None of these clone sequences were similar to known triclosan degraders. Growth substrates affected the triclosan degradation potential of four selected oxygenase-expressing bacteria. Biphenyl-grown Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 and propane-grown Rhodococcus ruber ENV425 cannot degrade triclosan. On the other hand, propane- and 2-propanol-grown Mycobacterium vaccae JOB5 can degrade triclosan completely. Due to product toxicity, finite transformation capacities for triclosan were observed for Rhodococcus jostii RHA1 grown on biphenyl, propane, and LB medium with dicyclopropylketone (alkane monooxygenase inducer). Four chlorinated metabolites were detected during triclosan degradation by biphenyl-grown RHA1 and a meta-cleavage pathway was proposed. Complete triclosan (5 mg/L) degradation was observed within 96 hrs in NAS receiving ammonia amendment (0 to 75 mg/L of NH4-N). The fastest triclosan degradation was observed in the NAS exhibiting the highest amount of ammonia. When ammonia oxidation was active in NAS, the amendment of strain KCY1 did not further enhance triclosan removal. Overall, the results suggested that triclosan biodegradation can be enhanced by increasing the activity of ammonia oxidation in NAS.

Lee, Do Gyun

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cell motility in viscous fluids is ubiquitous and affects many biological processes, including reproduction, infection, and the marine life ecosystem. Here we review the biophysical and mechanical principles of locomotion at the small scales relevant to cell swimming (tens of microns and below). The focus is on the fundamental flow physics phenomena occurring in this inertia-less realm, and the emphasis is on the simple physical picture. We review the basic properties of flows at low Reynolds number, paying special attention to aspects most relevant for swimming, such as resistance matrices for solid bodies, flow singularities, and kinematic requirements for net translation. Then we review classical theoretical work on cell motility: early calculations of the speed of a swimmer with prescribed stroke, and the application of resistive-force theory and slender-body theory to flagellar locomotion. After reviewing the physical means by which flagella are actuated, we outline areas of active research, including hydrodynamic interactions, biological locomotion in complex fluids, the design of small-scale artificial swimmers, and the optimization of locomotion strategies.

Eric Lauga; Thomas R. Powers

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Storing data encoded DNA in living organisms  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Current technologies allow the generation of artificial DNA molecules and/or the ability to alter the DNA sequences of existing DNA molecules. With a careful coding scheme and arrangement, it is possible to encode important information as an artificial DNA strand and store it in a living host safely and permanently. This inventive technology can be used to identify origins and protect R&D investments. It can also be used in environmental research to track generations of organisms and observe the ecological impact of pollutants. Today, there are microorganisms that can survive under extreme conditions. As well, it is advantageous to consider multicellular organisms as hosts for stored information. These living organisms can provide as memory housing and protection for stored data or information. The present invention provides well for data storage in a living organism wherein at least one DNA sequence is encoded to represent data and incorporated into a living organism.

Wong; Pak C. (Richland, WA), Wong; Kwong K. (Sugar Land, TX), Foote; Harlan P. (Richland, WA)

2006-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Live Status  

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Living Systems Energy Module  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Living Systems Energy Module, renamed Voyage from the Sun, is a twenty-lesson curriculum designed to introduce students to the major ways in which energy is important in living systems. Voyage from the Sun tells the story of energy, describing its solar origins, how it is incorporated into living terrestrial systems through photosynthesis, how it flows from plants to herbivorous animals, and from herbivores to carnivores. A significant part of the unit is devoted to examining how humans use energy, and how human impact on natural habitats affects ecosystems. As students proceed through the unit, they read chapters of Voyage from the Sun, a comic book that describes the flow of energy in story form (Appendix A). During the course of the unit, an ``Energy Pyramid`` is erected in the classroom. This three-dimensional structure serves as a classroom exhibit, reminding students daily of the importance of energy and of the fragile nature of our living planet. Interactive activities teach students about adaptations that allow plants and animals to acquire, to use and to conserve energy. A complete list of curricular materials and copies of all activity sheets appear in Appendix B.

NONE

1995-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES IN ANDRA'S ASSESSMENT OF ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT BY RADIOACTIVE WASTE GENERATORS AND AFFECTING THE QUALITY OF IL-LL SHORT-LIVED WASTE PACKAGES AND HL-IL LONG-LIVED WASTE PACKAGES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In both cases of packages for either low-level and intermediate-level short-lived (LL-IL/SL) or high-level and intermediate-level long-lived (HL-IL/LL) radioactive waste, Andra has defined a quality reference system, manages it, follows up its appropriate implementation in production plants and verifies its effectiveness in production. The purpose of such a reference system is to ensure, in the first case, that waste packages comply with the Centre de l'Aube's acceptance criteria and, in the second case, that the characteristics submitted by the waste generators to Andra as input data for the deep geological repository project reflect the actual production conditions. In that context, the three management steps of the quality reference system include differences due to the fact that HL-IL/SL packages have not been submitted yet to any technical acceptance criterion. Compliance with any such criterion should be the subject of a characterization report during the qualification phase and of a examination during the verification phase. The management of the quality reference system also involves similarities that facilitate the joint work carried out by Andra with the waste generators, especially in the facilities where both package types are produced.

Trentesaux, C.; Cairon, P.; Dumont, J.-N.; Felix, B.; Losada, F.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A newly discovered microorganism was isolated in a biologically pure culture and designated Clostridium ljungdahlii, having the identifying characteristics of ATCC No. 49587. Cultured in an aqueous nutrient medium under anaerobic conditions, this microorganism is capable of producing ethanol and acetate from CO and H.sub.2 O and/or CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2 in synthesis gas. Under optimal growth conditions, the microorganism produces acetate in preference to ethanol. Conversely, under non-growth conditions, ethanol production is favored over acetate.

Gaddy, James L. (Fayetteville, AR); Clausen, Edgar C. (Fayetteville, AR)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clostridiumm ljungdahlii, an anaerobic ethanol and acetate producing microorganism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A newly discovered microorganism was isolated in a biologically pure culture and designated Clostridium ljungdahlii, having the identifying characteristics of ATCC No. 49587. Cultured in an aqueous nutrient medium under anaerobic conditions, this microorganism is capable of producing ethanol and acetate from CO and H[sub 2]O and/or CO[sub 2] and H[sub 2] in synthesis gas. Under optimal growth conditions, the microorganism produces acetate in preference to ethanol. Conversely, under non-growth conditions, ethanol production is favored over acetate. 3 figs.

Gaddy, J.L.; Clausen, E.C.

1992-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Live Working Resource Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is a summary of work performed in 2008 on the EPRI Live Working Resource Center (LWRC) web site.

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Live Working Resource Forum  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project involves development of a Live Working Resource Forum for documenting common and unique live work practices. It also serves as a repository of lessons learned derived from analysis of live work incidents. This Technical Update report is the design document of the Forum.

2006-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Usable live programming  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Programming today involves code editing mixed with bouts of debugging to get feedback on code execution. For programming to be more fluid, editing and debugging should occur concurrently as live programming. This paper describes how live execution ... Keywords: debugging, live programming

Sean McDirmid

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Live Working Resource Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI created the Live Working Resource Center web site to provide utilities the critical information they need to conduct live work safely and efficiently. This report is a summary of work performed in 2007 on the web site. See EPRI's Live Working Resource Center.

2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Selective microorganism concentration using a dielectrophoresis-based microfabricated device  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Detection of pathogenic microorganisms is a significant challenge in medicine, environmental protection and biological threat safety because samples are often contaminated. This work presents a method of separating bacterial ...

Pucha?a, Katarzyna Anna

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Living versus non-living criteria  

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Living versus non-living criteria Living versus non-living criteria Name: jconner Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: Around 1993 Question: What is the criteria for living versus non-living? Is life functions (growth, reproduction, etc.) sufficient or must structure also (cells) be included? Replies: Yes, textbooks are vague as no satisfactory answer has been found. This is probably because we have not tried very hard as life on earth is easy to recognize. As we begin to study outer space, we may need a better definition so we can recognize the very different forms of life that may exist elsewhere. All life forms on earth have deoxyribonucleic acids or ribonucleic acids. These molecules store then information necessary to build the next generation, so as to make more nucleic acid. One could ask whether organisms are merely the means to making more nucleic acids, in the form of genes. Many people have included the criterion of cellular structure in the definition of life but I have never known why. All life depends on other life forms for their reproduction, but viruses are particularly needy. Philosophers have taken some stabs at more general definitions of life, unlike most biologists who are usually satisfied to be able to recognize earth life when they see it. One definition I like is that living things are those that require energy to reproduce; and this reproduction is accomplished with some errors (ie. mutations). These errors distinguish life from inanimate crystals that can grow on themselves. This answer addresses how to define a living species, but ignore the questions of how to determine if any one organism is alive at any given time. That is a different question and one of degree

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EPRI Live Working Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been conducting research in the area of live working for several decades. This research has resulted in a large number of reports and other products. To help users locate the results of EPRI’s research in live working, an annual update is prepared containing brief descriptions of the products.BackgroundLive work—the performance of maintenance, construction, or testing on equipment and circuits that ...

2012-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Microorganisms found in salt flats could offer new path to green hydrogen  

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"Proton pumps" are proteins that typically straddle a cellular membrane and transfer protons from inside the cell to the extracellular space. To view a larger version of the image, click on it. "Proton pumps" are proteins that typically straddle a cellular membrane and transfer protons from inside the cell to the extracellular space. To view a larger version of the image, click on it. "Proton pumps" are proteins that typically straddle a cellular membrane and transfer protons from inside the cell to the extracellular space. To view a larger version of the image, click on it. Microorganisms found in salt flats could offer new path to green hydrogen fuel July 16, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint ARGONNE, Ill. - A protein found in the membranes of ancient microorganisms that live in desert salt flats could offer a new way of using sunlight to generate environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel, according to a new study by researchers at the U.S. Department of

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Liquid Fuel from Heat-Loving Microorganisms: H2-Dependent Conversion of CO2 to Liquid Electrofuels by Extremely Thermophilic Archaea  

SciTech Connect

Electrofuels Project: NC State is working with the University of Georgia to create Electrofuels from primitive organisms called extremophiles that evolved before photosynthetic organisms and live in extreme, hot water environments with temperatures ranging from 167-212 degrees Fahrenheit The team is genetically engineering these microorganisms so they can use hydrogen to turn carbon dioxide directly into alcohol-based fuels. High temperatures are required to distill the biofuels from the water where the organisms live, but the heat-tolerant organisms will continue to thrive even as the biofuels are being distilled—making the fuel-production process more efficient. The microorganisms don’t require light, so they can be grown anywhere—inside a dark reactor or even in an underground facility.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ASHRAE's Living Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

ASHRAE recently remodeled its headquarters building in Atlanta with the intention of making the building a LEED Gold building. As part of that renovation the building was enhanced with additional sensors and monitoring equipment to allow it to serve as a Living Laboratory for use by members and the general public to study the detailed energy use and performance of buildings. This article provides an overview of the Living Laboratory and its capabilities.

Jarnagin, Ronald E.; Brambley, Michael R.

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forenscope: a framework for live forensics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Current post-mortem cyber-forensic techniques may cause significant disruption to the evidence gathering process by breaking active network connections and unmounting encrypted disks. Although newer live forensic analysis tools can preserve active state, ... Keywords: forensics, introspection, memory remanence

Ellick Chan; Shivaram Venkataraman; Francis David; Amey Chaugule; Roy Campbell

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Live From Outer Space  

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Live from Outer Space: How Cells Influence the Growth of Nanostructures Live from Outer Space: How Cells Influence the Growth of Nanostructures Far above the heads of Earthlings, arrays of single-cell creatures embedded in nanostructures ride on the International Space Station (courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico, NASA, and the U.S. Air Force) to test whether nanostructures whose formations were directed by yeast and other single cells can create more secure homes for their occupants-even in the vacuum and radiation of outer space-than those created by more standard chemical procedures. Cheap, tiny, and very lightweight sensors of chemical or biological agents could be made from long-lived cells that require no upkeep, yet sense and then communicate effectively with each other and their external

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Aerobic microorganism for the degradation of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbon-degrading microorganism, having American Type Culture Collection accession numbers ATCC 53570 and 53571, in a biologically pure culture aseptically collected from a deep subsurface habitat and enhanced, mineralizes trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene to HCl, H.sub.2 O and Co.sub.2 under aerobic conditions stimulated by methane, acetate, methanol, tryptone-yeast extract, propane and propane-methane.

Fliermans, Carl B. (Augusta, GA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerobic microorganism for the degradation of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention pertains to a chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbon-degrading microorganism, having American Type Culture Collection accession numbers ATCC 53570 and 53571, in a biologically pure culture aseptically collected from a deep subsurface habitat and enhanced, mineralizes trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene to HCl, H{sub 2}O and CO{sub 2} under aerobic conditions stimulated by methane, acetate, methanol, tryptone-yeast extract, propane and propane-methane.

Fliermans, C.B.

1988-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Ropes for Live Working  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fiber ropes represent an essential tool in many applications associated with the electric power industry. Ropes used in proximity to or in contact with high-voltage power lines require demanding dielectric properties as well as strength and durability. A comprehensive understanding of live working (LW) rope construction, performance, and use is necessary for safe and efficient operations wherever such ropes are used.

2008-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth, metabolic partitioning, and the size of microorganisms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Population growth rate is a fundamental ecological and evolutionary characteristic of living organisms, but individuals must balance the metabolism devoted to biosynthesis and reproduction against the maintenance of existing ...

Dutkiewicz, Stephanie

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Effects of remediation amendments on vadose zone microorganisms  

SciTech Connect

Surfactant-based foam delivery technology has been studied to remediate Hanford 200 area deep vadose zone sediment. However, the surfactants and remediation amendments have an unknown effect on indigenous subsurface microorganisms. Microbial populations are important factors to consider in remediation efforts due to their potential to alter soil geochemistry. This project focuses on measuring microbial metabolic responses to remediation amendments in batch and column studies using Deep Vadose Zone Sediments. Initial studies of the microbes from Hanford 200 area deep vadose zone sediment showed surfactants sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) and remediation amendment calcium polysulfide (CPS) had no affect on microbial growth using BiologTM Ecoplates. To move towards a more realistic field analog, soil columns were packed with Hanford 200 Area sediment. Once microbial growth in the column was verified by observing growth of the effluent solution on tryptic soy agar plates, remedial surfactants were injected into the columns, and the resulting metabolic diversity was measured. Results suggest surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) stimulates microbial growth. The soil columns were also visualized using X-ray microtomography to inspect soil packing and possibly probe for evidence of biofilms. Overall, BiologTM Ecoplates provide a rapid assay to predict effects of remediation amendments on Hanford 200 area deep vadose zone microorganisms.

Miller, Hannah M.; Tilton, Fred A.

2012-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Encapsulation method for maintaining biodecontamination activity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for maintaining the viability and subsequent activity of microorganisms utilized in a variety of environments to promote biodecontamination of surfaces. One application involves the decontamination of concrete surfaces. Encapsulation of microbial influenced degradation (MID) microorganisms has shown that MID activity is effectively maintained under passive conditions, that is, without manual addition of moisture or nutrients, for an extended period of time.

Rogers, Robert D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Hamilton, Melinda A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Nelson, Lee O. (Idaho Falls, ID); Benson, Jennifer (Cockermouth, GB); Green, Martin J. (Wooton, GB); Milner, Timothy N. (Centerville, VA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Living with Electric Vehicles  

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Living with Electric Vehicles Living with Electric Vehicles JOHN DAVIS: On any given weekend, somewhere you'll find a gathering of cars and a group of enthusiasts assembled around them. Be the hotrods classics or sports cars, each genre of the car's evolution has developed loyal following. And electric cars are no exception. The recent National Plug-in day included events held at hundreds of sites across the U.S. enticing EV aficionados to check out the latest models and share their passion for gas-free motoring. JOHN BARRACCA: The dealer gives you 9.3 gallons. I haven't used all of that yet. But, when I get 3 gallons low, I put 3 gallons in. So, I'm still at almost a full tank. The last time I put 3 gallons in was February and this is September 23rd. JOHN DAVIS: All of the owners we talked with were pleased with their plug-in car's fuel

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Technical Note: Evaluation of Effective Microorganisms (EM) In Solid Waste Management  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

produces a high quality compost, which contributes towardorganic matters, compost, effective microorganisms (EM). Athis point, the finished compost was collected and sieved.

Sekeran, V.; Balaji, C.; Bhagavathipushpa, T.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shared lives, shared energy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A social experiment in Denmark is described in which 25 families combine private ownership (each family owns its own home) and collectivism (each family owns 1/25 of the grounds, large common house and other facilities). The superinsulated individual homes are small (solar, wind and/or oil-fired boiler. Adequate hot water storage is provided using solar collectors and a 55 kW Vesta wind generator (surplus power is sold). All south facing roof surfaces are fitted with solar collectors (4455 ft/sup 2/ total). A total of 70% of the energy used is produced on site (solar and wind). The manner of living and sharing (child care, automobiles, cooking, etc.) is described as well as typical floor plans for the units. Other collective housing in Denmark is described and it is postulated that overdrevet may serve as a model. (MJJ)

Madsen, P.; Goss, K.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review on vision techniques applied to Human Behaviour Analysis for Ambient-Assisted Living  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human Behaviour Analysis (HBA) is more and more being of interest for computer vision and artificial intelligence researchers. Its main application areas, like Video Surveillance and Ambient-Assisted Living (AAL), have been in great demand in recent ... Keywords: Action recognition, Activities of daily living (ADLs), Activity recognition, Ambient-Assisted Living, Computer vision, Human behaviour, Motion analysis

Alexandros André Chaaraoui; Pau Climent-Pérez; Francisco Flórez-Revuelta

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Live Work Guide for Substations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Live work (work on energized circuits) is the preferred method of maintenance where system integrity, system reliability, and operating revenues are at a premium and removal of a circuit or a substation from service is not acceptable. Live work (LW) may also be beneficial in construction and storm damage repair. Furthermore, live work may be unavoidable in the case of substations that serve essential facilities such as hospitals, law enforcement, fire departments, and intrusion alarms if standby local ge...

2004-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic Technologies for Live Working  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this report is to review selected available robotic technologies and evaluate their possible applicability to live working. The selection criteria for robotic technologies included suitability for operation in a high-voltage environment; mechanical load capacity; and extent of reach, size, and weight compatible with live work applications. The report provides a brief history of robotics in live work dating back to late 1970s and the development of the EPRI TOMCAT (Teleoperator for Operat...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Live visuals tutorial: part III  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this part of the course, we give a tutorial on how to compose live visuals. First, we talk about hardware and software setup needed for a live visual performance. Then we present concepts to prepare and organize huge media libraries allowing for instant ...

Pascal Mueller

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blood Banking in Living Droplets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Blood banking has a broad public health impact influencing millions of lives daily. It could potentially benefit from emerging biopreservation technologies. However, although vitrification has shown advantages over traditional ...

Samot, Josh

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

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Tracking Living Cells as They Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:00 Protein phosphorylation regulates protein function in a cell, either activating or inactivating the proteins responsible for many cell functions ranging from cell proliferation to differentiation to metabolism to signaling, and even programmed cell death. This chemical process has been studied intensively, but until now it has been impossible to watch phosphorylation at the molecular level without damaging cells or interfering with the very processes being examined. Using ALS Infrared Beamline 1.4.3, a group of researchers led by Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology program at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time, without bias.

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Live Theater Wetland Kayak Trip  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Live Theater Wetland Kayak Trip Adapted from http://water.usgs.gov/outreach/poster2/grade footprints(squish squish) in the mud with every pass. The shore was lined with tall cattails, but we found doused in sun screen, with me in the front and Mrs. Findley doing all the work steering in the back

Texas at Austin, University of

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Field Guide: Live Working Rope  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ropes are an essential tool in many applications associated with the electric power industry. Ropes used in proximity to or in contact with high-voltage power lines require demanding dielectric properties as well as strength and durability. A comprehensive understanding of live working rope use is necessary for safe and efficient operations wherever such ropes are used.

2009-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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New microorganisms and processes for MEOR. Quarterly report ending September 30, 1992  

SciTech Connect

Oil reservoirs naturally contain inorganic and organic materials which can be exploited through simple supplementation to support the growth of microorganisms which aid in the release of oil from the rock matrix. Other compounds which may serve as nutritional sources for microorganisms are added to reservoirs during production and operation of oil fields. These materials include sulfate, nitrate, carbonate, volatile fatty acids, nitrogen-containing corrosion inhibitors, phosphorous-containing scale inhibitors and trace elements. Our experiments show that, with minimal supplementation, growth of naturally-occurring microorganisms can be used to produce viscosifying agents to aid oil recovery. This natural microflora is also capable of removing sulfide from oil reservoirs and preventing the formation of new sulfide leading to both more oil recovery and increased value of the produced oil. The metabolic products of these microorganisms are Co{sub 2}, water, N{sub 2} and oxidized forms of sulfur, all of which are environmentally innocuous. Laboratory experiments with both defined mixtures of microorganisms as well as mixed populations both release more oil from sand pack columns.

Sperl, G.T.; Sperl, P.L.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence of the Mushroom Compost Application on the Microorganism Quantity of Reclamated Soil  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mushroom compost which was produced from farm can be used to improving the quality of the reclamated soil. On the one hand, the question about environmental pollution made by the mushroom compost is solved, and on the other hand, it can improve the ... Keywords: mushroom material, micro-organisms, soil quality

Liu Xueran; Li Xinju; Li Bing

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Living Direct: Order (2011-CE-1904)  

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

DOE ordered Living Direct, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Living Direct had failed to certify that certain models of dishwashers, refrigerator-freezers and freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

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EPRI Live Working Reference Book, Third Edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is a fully revised, updated, and expanded edition of the EPRI Live Working Reference Book, Second Edition (1024479), published by EPRI in 2011. The EPRI Live Working Reference Book, Third Edition provides the utility industry with a single, comprehensive, updated guidebook on live working standards, tools, and procedures. Results and ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI Live Working Reference Book, Ed. 4  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is a fully revised, updated, and expanded edition of the EPRI Live Working Reference Book, Third Edition (1024142), published by EPRI in 2012. The EPRI Live Working Reference Book, Fourth Edition (3002000891) provides the utility industry with a single, comprehensive, updated guidebook on live working standards, tools, and procedures.BackgroundDeregulation demands higher levels of ...

2013-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Biotechnology--Improving Our Lives Through  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

transgenic plants and microorganisms to produce inexpensive, renewable sources of fuel and energy.S. but are not currently on the market. #12;Herbicide-Tolerant Crops Allow Adoption of No-till Practices http-tolerant technology as the key factor in doing so. Conservation Tillage Information Center (2002) Purdue University

Hammock, Bruce D.

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Live Fire Range Environmental Assessment  

SciTech Connect

The Central Training Academy (CTA) is a DOE Headquarters Organization located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the mission to effectively and efficiently educate and train personnel involved in the protection of vital national security interests of DOE. The CTA Live Fire Range (LFR), where most of the firearms and tactical training occurs, is a complex separate from the main campus. The purpose of the proposed action is to expand the LFR to allow more options of implementing required training. The Department of Energy has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction and operation of an expanded Live Fire Range Facility at the Central Training Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Based on the analysis in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required and DOE is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).

None

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Live Cinema: designing an instrument for cinema editing as a live performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the design of an expressive tangible interface for cinema editing as a live performance. A short survey of live video practices is provided. The Live Cinema instrument is a cross between a musical instrument and a film editing tool, ... Keywords: DJ, VJ, film editing, improvisation, live cinema, narrative structure, performance, tactile interface, two-hand interaction, video controller, visual music

Michael Lew

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Protein phosphorylation regulates protein function in a cell, either activating or inactivating the proteins responsible for many cell functions ranging from cell proliferation to differentiation to metabolism to signaling, and even programmed cell death. This chemical process has been studied intensively, but until now it has been impossible to watch phosphorylation at the molecular level without damaging cells or interfering with the very processes being examined. Using ALS Infrared Beamline 1.4.3, a group of researchers led by Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology program at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time, without bias.

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Protein phosphorylation regulates protein function in a cell, either activating or inactivating the proteins responsible for many cell functions ranging from cell proliferation to differentiation to metabolism to signaling, and even programmed cell death. This chemical process has been studied intensively, but until now it has been impossible to watch phosphorylation at the molecular level without damaging cells or interfering with the very processes being examined. Using ALS Infrared Beamline 1.4.3, a group of researchers led by Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology program at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time, without bias.

69

Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Protein phosphorylation regulates protein function in a cell, either activating or inactivating the proteins responsible for many cell functions ranging from cell proliferation to differentiation to metabolism to signaling, and even programmed cell death. This chemical process has been studied intensively, but until now it has been impossible to watch phosphorylation at the molecular level without damaging cells or interfering with the very processes being examined. Using ALS Infrared Beamline 1.4.3, a group of researchers led by Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology program at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time, without bias.

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time Print Protein phosphorylation regulates protein function in a cell, either activating or inactivating the proteins responsible for many cell functions ranging from cell proliferation to differentiation to metabolism to signaling, and even programmed cell death. This chemical process has been studied intensively, but until now it has been impossible to watch phosphorylation at the molecular level without damaging cells or interfering with the very processes being examined. Using ALS Infrared Beamline 1.4.3, a group of researchers led by Hoi-Ying Holman, director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology program at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time, without bias.

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Natural Oil Production from Microorganisms: Bioprocess and Microbe Engineering for Total Carbon Utilization in Biofuel Production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electrofuels Project: MIT is using carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen generated from electricity to produce natural oils that can be upgraded to hydrocarbon fuels. MIT has designed a 2-stage biofuel production system. In the first stage, hydrogen and CO2 are fed to a microorganism capable of converting these feedstocks to a 2-carbon compound called acetate. In the second stage, acetate is delivered to a different microorganism that can use the acetate to grow and produce oil. The oil can be removed from the reactor tank and chemically converted to various hydrocarbons. The electricity for the process could be supplied from novel means currently in development, or more proven methods such as the combustion of municipal waste, which would also generate the required CO2 and enhance the overall efficiency of MIT’s biofuel-production system.

None

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ropes for Live Working and Energized Rescue  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's Ropes for Live Working report (1015912, 2008) was the culmination of several years of research on the subject of live working ropes. As part of that research, some 45 samples of 12 different ropes were tested electrically at the EPRI-Lenox laboratory. The objective of the 2011 project, summarized in this report, was to identify performance requirements of rope suitable for live work and energized rescue. Based on experience in other disciplines, particularly mountaineering, Kernmantle rope is sui...

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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WEB: The Living Textbook of Nuclear Chemistry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jul 2, 2008 ... The American Chemical Society's website "The Living Textbook of Nuclear Chemistry" provides 12 videos related to the history of nuclear ...

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2012 Tillingate Living Case Study Feedback Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... traumatic brain injury, but it does not provide ... strategic planning and objectives do not appear ... Living ensures its ability to execute the strategic plan, ...

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantitative phase microscopy for the study of electromotility in living cells  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The electric activity of living cells is accompanied with changes in their optical and mechanical properties, which arise from the intrinsic biophysics of the cell membrane. These intrinsic changes can be used as an indicator ...

Oh, Seung-eun

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kinematic Vertical Motion and Relative Vorticity Profiles in a Long-Lived Midlatitude Convective System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Average kinematic vertical motion and relative vorticity profiles are presented for a long-lived midlatitude convective complex. A breakdown into active convective and stratiform precipitation regions shows very good agreement in the vertical ...

Lance F. Bosart

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd EditionChapter 11 Carotenoid Production Using Microorganisms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Single Cell Oils: Microbial and Algal Oils, 2nd Edition Chapter 11 Carotenoid Production Using Microorganisms Biofuels and Bioproducts and Biodiesel Biofuels - Bioproducts eChapters Press Downloadable pdf of Chapt

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Living technology: Exploiting life's principles in technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The concept of living technology---that is, technology that is based on the powerful core features of life---is explained and illustrated with examples from artificial life software, reconfigurable and evolvable hardware, autonomously self-reproducing ... Keywords: Living technology, World Wide Web, autonomous robot, protocell, scientific social responsibility, synthetic biology

Mark A. Bedau; John S. McCaskill; Norman H. Packard; Steen Rasmussen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marshall Islands: a study of diet and living patterns  

SciTech Connect

This study summarizes information on diet and living patterns for the Marshallese. The data was derived from literature, answers to questionnaires, personal observations while living with the Marshallese for periods extending from months to years, and from direct participation in their activities. The results reflect the complex interactions of many influences, such as, the gathering of local foods the receipt of food aid through programs, such as, school-lunch, typhoon-relief, food distributed to populations displaced as a result of nuclear testing, and in recent times the availability of cash for the purchase of imported foods. The results identify these influences and are therefore restricted to local food diets while recognizing that the living patterns are changing as local food gathering is replaced by other food supplies. The data will therefore provide the necessary information for input into models that will assess the radiological impacts attributable to the inhabitation of the Marshall Islands. It is recommended that this study should be continued for at least two to three years in order to more accurately identify trends in local food consumption and living patterns.

Naidu, J.R.; Greenhouse, N.A.; Knight, G.; Craighead, E.C.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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activities  

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Detecting Things We Cannot See: Learning the Concepts of Control and Detecting Things We Cannot See: Learning the Concepts of Control and Variable in an Experiment Submitted by Anita Brook-Dupree, 1996 TRAC teacher at Fermilab, Teacher, Alternative Middle Years School, Philadelphia, PA. Particle physicists at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois are faced with the problem of detecting the presence of sub-atomic particles they cannot see. During my summer as a TRAC teacher at Fermilab, I tried to think of ways to teach middle school students about things we cannot see. I want to thank my nine-year-old daughter Gia for the idea for the following activity. I was lamenting that I could not come up with ideas of how to relate the work of Fermilab scientists to anything that my students would understand. Then I was reminded by my daughter, that when I brought her to school on the

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Engineering and Coordination of Regulatory Networks and Intracellular Complexes to Maximize Hydrogen Production by Phototrophic Microorganisms  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project is a collaboration with F. R. Tabita of Ohio State. Our major goal is to understand the factors and regulatory mechanisms that influence hydrogen production. The organisms to be utilized in this study, phototrophic microorganisms, in particular nonsulfur purple (NSP) bacteria, catalyze many significant processes including the assimilation of carbon dioxide into organic carbon, nitrogen fixation, sulfur oxidation, aromatic acid degradation, and hydrogen oxidation/evolution. Our part of the project was to develop a modeling technique to investigate the metabolic network in connection to hydrogen production and regulation. Organisms must balance the pathways that generate and consume reducing power in order to maintain redox homeostasis to achieve growth. Maintaining this homeostasis in the nonsulfur purple photosynthetic bacteria is a complex feat with many avenues that can lead to balance, as these organisms possess versatile metabolic capabilities including anoxygenic photosynthesis, aerobic or anaerobic respiration, and fermentation. Growth is achieved by using H{sub 2} as an electron donor and CO{sub 2} as a carbon source during photoautotrophic and chemoautotrophic growth, where CO{sub 2} is fixed via the Calvin-Benson-Bassham (CBB) cycle. Photoheterotrophic growth can also occur when alternative organic carbon compounds are utilized as both the carbon source and electron donor. Regardless of the growth mode, excess reducing equivalents generated as a result of oxidative processes, must be transferred to terminal electron acceptors, thus insuring that redox homeostasis is maintained in the cell. Possible terminal acceptors include O{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, organic carbon, or various oxyanions. Cells possess regulatory mechanisms to balance the activity of the pathways which supply energy, such as photosynthesis, and those that consume energy, such as CO{sub 2} assimilation or N{sub 2} fixation. The major route for CO{sub 2} assimilation is the CBB reductive pentose phosphate pathway, whose key enzyme is ribulose 1,5-biphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RubisCO). In addition to providing virtually all cellular carbon during autotrophic metabolism, RubisCO-mediated CO{sub 2} assimilation is also very important for nonsulfur purple photosynthetic bacteria under photoheterotrophic growth conditions since CO{sub 2} becomes the major electron sink under these conditions. In this work, Ensemble Modeling (EM) was developed to examine the behavior of CBB-compromised RubisCO knockout mutant strains of the nonsulfur purple photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Mathematical models of metabolism can be a great aid in studying the effects of large perturbations to the system, such as the inactivation of RubisCO. Due to the complex and highly-interconnected nature of these networks, it is not a trivial process to understand what the effect of perturbations to the metabolic network will be, or vice versa, what enzymatic perturbations are necessary to yield a desired effect. Flux distribution is controlled by multiple enzymes in the network, often indirectly linked to the pathways of interest. Further, depending on the state of the cell and the environmental conditions, the effect of a perturbation may center around how it effects the carbon flow in the network, the balancing of cofactors, or both. Thus, it is desirable to develop mathematical models to describe, understand, and predict network behavior. Through the development of such models, one may gain the ability to generate a set of testable hypotheses for system behavior.

James C. Liao

2012-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of selected thermophilic microorganisms on crude oils at elevated temperatures and pressures. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the past several years, a considerable amount of work has been carried out showing that microbially enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) is promising and the resulting biotechnology may be deliverable. At the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), systematic studies have been conducted which dealt with the effects of thermophilic and thermoadapted bacteria on the chemical and physical properties of selected types of crude oils at elevated temperatures and pressures. Particular attention was paid to heavy crude oils from Venezuela, California, Alabama, Arkansas, Wyoming, Alaska, and other oil producing areas. Current studies indicate that during the biotreatment several chemical and physical properties of crude oils are affected. The oils are (1) emulsified; (2) acidified; (3) there is a qualitative and quantitative change in light and heavy fractions of the crudes; (4) there are chemical changes in fractions containing sulfur compounds; (5) there is an apparent reduction in the concentration of trace metals; (6) the qualitative and quantitative changes appear to be microbial species dependent; and (7) there is a distinction between {open_quotes}biodegraded{close_quotes} and {open_quotes}biotreated{close_quotes} oils. Preliminary results indicate the introduced microorganisms may become the dominant species in the bioconversion of oils. These studies also indicate the biochemical interactions between crude oils and microorganisms follow distinct trends, characterized by a group of chemical markers. Core-flooding experiments have shown significant additional crude oil recoveries are achievable with thermophilic microorganisms at elevated temperatures similar to those found in oil reservoirs. In addition, the biochemical treatment of crude oils has technological applications in downstream processing of crude oils such as in upgrading of low grade oils and the production of hydrocarbon based detergents.

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.S.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Living Energy Grant | Department of Energy  

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Efficient Living Energy Grant Efficient Living Energy Grant Efficient Living Energy Grant < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Cooling Appliances & Electronics Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Other Maximum Rebate $350,000 or 100% of the total project costs Program Info State Illinois Program Type State Grant Program Rebate Amount Varies by technology Provider Smart Energy Design Assistance Center The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is offering grants for public housing authorities PHAs) and their residents for the implementation of energy efficiency measures. Applicants must be serviced by Ameren Illinois, ComEd,

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Rural Living Canada Website | Open Energy Information  

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Rural Living Canada Website Rural Living Canada Website Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Rural Living Canada Website Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Policy, Deployment, & Program Impact Website: rurallivingcanada.4t.com/Pag00167.htm Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/rural-living-canada-website Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Training & Education Regulations: Net Metering & Interconnection This website is a compendium of Canadian non-urban energy access resources and websites since 1998. The website lists several resources for rural communities that cover more than just energy related technologies or

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Live pathogens: rapid detection technique developed  

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January Ā» January Ā» Live Pathogens: Rapid Detection Technique Developed Live pathogens: rapid detection technique developed The technique relies on bacteria being critically dependent upon the key nutrient iron. January 24, 2013 Colorized scanning electron micrograph of E. coli. Colorized scanning electron micrograph of E. coli. Photo credit: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention LANL's new method eliminates the need for laboratory culture and greatly speeds the process. Los Alamos researchers have developed a better technique for quick detection of live pathogens in the field. Identification of viable bacteria in a complex environment is scientifically challenging. Current detection and diagnostic techniques are inadequate in major public health emergencies, such as outbreaks of food-borne illness. Detection of live

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Solar Living Institute | Open Energy Information  

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Living Institute Living Institute Jump to: navigation, search Name Solar Living Institute Address 13771 S. Hwy. 101 Place Hopland, California Zip 95449 Region Bay Area Notes Non-profit educational organization whose mission is to promote sustainable living through inspirational environmental education Website http://www.solarliving.org/ Coordinates 38.9845018Ā°, -123.117395Ā° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.9845018,"lon":-123.117395,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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EPRI Live Working Reference Book Edition 2  

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This report contains updated information on the 2012 edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and on glass insulators that became available after publication of the first edition of the Tan Book (Electric Power Research Institute [EPRI] report 1018974) in 2009. The 2009 first edition of the this report was a fully revised, updated, and expanded version of the Live Working Guide for Overhead Lines (EPRI report 1008747), published in 2004. The new EPRI Live Working Reference Book provides the ...

2011-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Living Reviews in Solar Physics  

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Variations in solar activity, at least as observed in numbers of sunspots, have been apparent since ancient times but to what extent solar variability may affect global climate has been far more controversial. The subject had been in and out of fashion for at least two centuries but the current need to distinguish between natural and anthropogenic causes of climate change has brought it again to the forefront of meteorological research. The absolute radiometers carried by satellites since the late 1970s have produced indisputable evidence that total solar irradiance varies systematically over the 11-year sunspot cycle, relegating to history the term “solar constant”, but it is difficult to explain how the apparent response to the Sun, seen in many climate records, can be brought about by these rather small changes in radiation. This article reviews some of the evidence for a solar influence on the lower atmosphere and discusses some of the mechanisms whereby the Sun may produce more significant impacts than might be surmised from a consideration only of variations in total solar irradiance. This review is licensed under a Creative Commons

Joanna D. Haigh

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WATCH LIVE: Talking the Higgs Boson with CERN | Department of...  

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WATCH LIVE: Talking the Higgs Boson with CERN WATCH LIVE: Talking the Higgs Boson with CERN September 13, 2012 - 2:33pm Addthis WATCH LIVE: Talking the Higgs Boson with CERN...

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Evaluación y selección de microorganismos para la producción de etanol a nivel industrial = Evaluation and selection of microorganisms for ethanol production at industrial level.  

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??Mariscal Moreno, Juan Pablo (2011) Evaluación y selección de microorganismos para la producción de etanol a nivel industrial = Evaluation and selection of microorganisms for… (more)

Mariscal Moreno, Juan Pablo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

U-062: Pidgin SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) Protocol...  

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2: Pidgin SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerability U-062: Pidgin SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) Protocol Denial of Service...

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University Teams to Showcase Affordable, Energy Efficient Living...  

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to Showcase Affordable, Energy Efficient Living in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 University Teams to Showcase Affordable, Energy Efficient Living in U.S....

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Green Living, Green Technologies: Things to Be Thankful For ...  

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Centers Field Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Green Living, Green Technologies: Things to Be Thankful For Green Living, Green...

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Development and Evaluation of Methods to Infer Biosynthesis and Substrate Consumption in Cultures of Cellulolytic Microorganisms  

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and and Evaluation of Methods to Infer Biosynthesis and Substrate Consumption in Cultures of Cellulolytic Microorganisms Evert K. Holwerda, Lucas D. Ellis, Lee R. Lynd Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, 14 Engineering Drive, Hanover, New Hampshire, 03755; telephone: 1-6036462231; fax: 1-6036462277; e-mail: lee.r.lynd@dartmouth.edu ABSTRACT: Concentrations of biosynthate (microbial bio- mass plus extracellular proteins) and residual substrate were inferred using elemental analysis for batch cultures of Clostridium thermocellum. Inferring residual substrate based on elemental analysis for a cellulose (Avicel)-grown culture shows similar results to residual substrate determined by quantitative saccharification using acid hydrolysis. Inference based on elemental analysis is also compared to different on- line measurements: base addition, CO

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Development of Equipment to Separate Nonthermal and Thermal Effects of Radio Frequency Energy on Microorganisms  

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A radio frequency (RF) dielectric heater has been developed for isolating thermal and nonthermal effects of RF energy on microorganisms in liquid foods. The modified heater enables the simultaneous application of RF energy and removal of thermal energy from the liquids. A double-pipe heat exchanger is an integral part of the heater. The outer pipe is made of Teflon. The inner pipe is made of stainless steel that is grounded in the RF circuit. Liquid food flows through the annular region between the two concentric pipes. Cooling water flows through the stainless steel pipe. The food in the annular region absorbs the RF energy. Concurrently, the cooling water flowing in the inner pipe removes the thermal energy from the food, thus controlling the temperature.

D.J. Geveke; M. Kozempel; C. Brunkhorst

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How sulphate-reducing microorganisms cope with stress: Lessons from systems biology  

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Sulphate-reducing microorganisms (SRMs) are a phylogenetically diverse group of anaerobes encompassing distinct physiologies with a broad ecological distribution. As SRMs have important roles in the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and various metals, an understanding of how these organisms respond to environmental stresses is of fundamental and practical importance. In this Review, we highlight recent applications of systems biology tools in studying the stress responses of SRMs, particularly Desulfovibrio spp., at the cell, population, community and ecosystem levels. The syntrophic lifestyle of SRMs is also discussed, with a focus on system-level analyses of adaptive mechanisms. Such information is important for understanding the microbiology of the global sulphur cycle and for developing biotechnological applications of SRMs for environmental remediation, energy production, biocorrosion control, wastewater treatment and mineral recovery.

Zhou, J.; He, Q.; Hemme, C.L.; Mukhopadhyay, A.; Hillesland, K.; Zhou, A.; He, Z.; Nostrand, J.D. Van; Hazen, T.C.; Stahl, D.A.; Wall, J.D.; Arkin, A.P.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for producing modified microorganisms for oil treatment at high temperatures, pressures and salinity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the preparation of new, modified organisms, through challenge growth processes, that are viable in the extreme temperature, pressure and pH conditions and salt concentrations of an oil reservoir and that are suitable for use in microbial enhanced oil recovery. The modified microorganisms of the present invention are used to enhance oil recovery and remove sulfur compounds and metals from the crude oil. The processes are comprised of steps which successively limit the carbon sources and increase the temperature, pressure and salinity of the media. This is done until microbial strains are obtained that are capable of growing in essentially crude oil as a carbon source and at a temperature range from about 70.degree. C. to 90.degree. C., at a pressure range from about 2,000 to 2,500 psi and at a salinity range from about 1.3 to 35%.

Premuzic, Eugene T. (East Moriches, NY); Lin, Mow (Rocky Point, NY)

1996-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Metabolic engineering of microorganisms for biofuels production: from bugs to synthetic biology to fuels  

SciTech Connect

The ability to generate microorganisms that can produce biofuels similar to petroleum-based transportation fuels would allow the use of existing engines and infrastructure and would save an enormous amount of capital required for replacing the current infrastructure to accommodate biofuels that have properties significantly different from petroleum-based fuels. Several groups have demonstrated the feasibility of manipulating microbes to produce molecules similar to petroleum-derived products, albeit at relatively low productivity (e.g. maximum butanol production is around 20 g/L). For cost-effective production of biofuels, the fuel-producing hosts and pathways must be engineered and optimized. Advances in metabolic engineering and synthetic biology will provide new tools for metabolic engineers to better understand how to rewire the cell in order to create the desired phenotypes for the production of economically viable biofuels.

Kuk Lee, Sung; Chou, Howard; Ham, Timothy S.; Soon Lee, Taek; Keasling, Jay D.

2009-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Process for producing modified microorganisms for oil treatment at high temperatures, pressures and salinity  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the preparation of new, modified organisms, through challenge growth processes, that are viable in the extreme temperature, pressure and pH conditions and salt concentrations of an oil reservoir and that are suitable for use in microbial enhanced oil recovery. The modified microorganisms of the present invention are used to enhance oil recovery and remove sulfur compounds and metals from the crude oil. The processes are comprised of steps which successively limit the carbon sources and increase the temperature, pressure and salinity of the media. This is done until microbial strains are obtained that are capable of growing in essentially crude oil as a carbon source and at a temperature range from about 70 C to 90 C, at a pressure range from about 2,000 to 2,500 psi and at a salinity range from about 1.3 to 35%. 68 figs.

Premuzic, E.T.; Lin, M.

1996-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental assessment of the potential effects of aquifer thermal energy storage systems on microorganisms in groundwater  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the potential environmental effects (both adverse and beneficials) of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) technology pertaining to microbial communities indigenous to subsurface environments (i.e., aquifers) and the propagation, movement, and potential release of pathogenic microorganisms (specifically, Legionella) within ATES systems. Seasonal storage of thermal energy in aquifers shows great promise to reduce peak demand; reduce electric utility load problems; contribute to establishing favorable economics for district heating and cooling systems; and reduce pollution from extraction, refining, and combustion of fossil fuels. However, concerns that the widespread implementation of this technology may have adverse effects on biological systems indigeneous to aquifers, as well as help to propagate and release pathogenic organisms that enter thee environments need to be resolved. 101 refs., 2 tabs.

Hicks, R.J.; Stewart, D.L.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Early Detection Saves Lives | Department of Energy  

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Early Detection Saves Lives Early Detection Saves Lives Early Detection Saves Lives September 20, 2012 - 2:39pm Addthis What does this mean for me? It can save your life. It can save the life of someone you love. The Worker Health Protection Program (WHPP) is the DOE's Former Worker Medical Screening Program at 13 DOE sites. WHPP provides free medical evaluations for selected occupational diseases every three years to eligible former DOE workers under a national medical protocol established by the DOE. WHPP is funded by the DOE and is operated by a consortium of the City University of New York, the United Steelworkers, and the Atomic Trades & Labor Council in association with clinical facilities in communities near DOE sites. The sites covered under WHPP include the K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge National

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living walls | OpenEI Community  

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14 14 Varnish cache server Home Groups Community Central Green Button Applications Developer Utility Rate FRED: FRee Energy Database More Public Groups Private Groups Features Groups Blog posts Content Stream Documents Discussions Polls Q & A Events Notices My stuff Energy blogs 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142229614 Varnish cache server living walls Home Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 15 November, 2013 - 13:26 Living Walls ancient building system architect biomimicry building technology cooling cu daylight design problem energy use engineer fred andreas geothermal green building heat transfer heating living walls metabolic adjustment net zero pre-electricity Renewable Energy Solar university of colorado utility grid Wind

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LiveFuels Inc | Open Energy Information  

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LiveFuels Inc LiveFuels Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name LiveFuels Inc Address 1300 Industrial Road Place San Carlos, California Zip 94070 Sector Biofuels Product Produces a biocrude from open-pond algae bioreactors Website http://www.livefuels.com/ Coordinates 37.500518Ā°, -122.246433Ā° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.500518,"lon":-122.246433,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Community is Live!! | OpenEI Community  

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Community is Live!! Community is Live!! Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 25 June, 2012 - 16:10 imported OpenEI OpenEI Community section is now live! You can join the threads and talk to the people behind OpenEI, as well as other users of OpenEI. Our slick interface allows you to blog, question, comment, create events, and even create your own groups so you can invite members to discuss your topics. The platform was built by OpenEI developers using Acquia Commons, free social business software with a wide range of modules that fit inside of Drupal. OpenEI is excited to have this functionality, allowing our users to become more engaged, and help continue to drive OpenEI future to best represent its users.

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Living Walls | OpenEI Community  

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Living Walls Living Walls Home > Groups > Buildings Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(15) Member 15 November, 2013 - 13:26 ancient building system architect biomimicry building technology cooling cu daylight design problem energy use engineer fred andreas geothermal green building heat transfer heating living walls metabolic adjustment net zero pre-electricity Renewable Energy Solar university of colorado utility grid Wind Much of the discussion surrounding green buildings centers around reducing energy use. The term net zero is the platinum standard for green buildings, meaning the building in question does not take any more energy from the utility grid than it produces using renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, or geothermal installations (and sometimes these renewable energy resources actually feed energy back to the utility grid). Architects

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New method studies living bacteria cells  

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New method studies living bacteria cells New method studies living bacteria cells Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have found a new way to study individual living bacteria cells and analyze their chemistry. In research published today in Science, the scientists used high-energy X-ray fluorescence measurements for mapping and chemical analyses of single free-floating, or planktonic, and surface-adhered, or biofilm, cells of Pseudomonas fluorescens. The results showed differences between the planktonic and adhered cells in morphology, elemental composition and sensitivity to hexavalent chromium, a heavy-metal contaminant and a known carcinogen. The biofilm cells were more tolerant of the contaminant, while it damaged or killed the planktonic cells. Experimental data from sector 1

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Live Working Tools for High Temperature Conductors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In long-duration (several days) tests, strain link sticks used for live work were removed from service and exposed to conductors operating at high temperature of about 250-260C. Only strain link sticks were tested to date. Results obtained do not indicate damage or deterioration of the tested sticks. The research is a joint effort between project 35.010 Live Working Research for Overhead Transmission Equipment, Techniques, Procedures and Protective Grounding and project 35.015 Advanced Conductors to inve...

2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the In Situ Aerobic Cometabolism of Chlorinated Ethenes by Toluene-Utilizing Microorganisms Using Push-Pull Tests  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Single-well-push-pull tests were used in a contaminated aquifer to evaluate the ability of toluene-oxidizing microorganisms to aerobically cometabolize chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons (CAHs) such as trichloroethene (TCE). Groundwater containing dissolved toluene was injected into the saturated zone in biostimulate indigenous toluene-utilizers. The test solution was injected into the aquifer using a standard monitoring well and then was transported under natural-gradient conditions. Transport tests demonstrated similar transport characteristics of the conservative tracer and the reactive solutes. Biostimulation tests were then performed by injecting a test solution containing dissolved toluene substrate, hydrogen peroxide, bromide and nitrate in order to increase the biomass of toluene-utilizing microorganisms. During the biostimulation tests, decreases in toluene concentration and the production of o-cresol as an intermediate oxidation product, indicated the simulation of toluene-utilizing microorganisms containing an ortho-monooxygenase enzyme. Transformation tests conducted after biostimulation demonstrated that indigenous microorganisms have the capability to transform the surrogate compounds (e.g. isobutene). Isobutene was transformed to isobutene oxide, indicating transformation by a toluene ortho-monooxygenase.

Azizian, Mohammad F.; Istok, Jonathan; Semprini, Lewis

2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioaugmentation of butane-utilizing microorganisms to promote cometabolism of 1,1,1-trichloroethane in groundwater microcosms  

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Bioaugmentation of butane-utilizing microorganisms to promote cometabolism of 1,1,1-trichloroethane. The initial inoculum for bioaugmentation was a butane-utilizing enrichment from the subsurface of the Hanford DOE site. The non-augmented microcosm required 80 days of incubation before butane

Semprini, Lewis

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Live documents with contextual, data-driven information components  

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We introduce the notion of a live document and we describe our concept of live documents with contextual, data driven information components. The dynamic and interactive features of live documents provide a consistent data source for multimedia presentations ... Keywords: Microsoft Office, live documents, repurposing, reverse engineering, scalable vector graphics, single sourcing, software engineering, systems documentation

Anke Weber; Holger M. Kienle; Hausi A. Müller

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acting Biomass Program Manager Dr. Valerie Reed to Host Live Twitter Q&A on  

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Acting Biomass Program Manager Dr. Valerie Reed to Host Live Acting Biomass Program Manager Dr. Valerie Reed to Host Live Twitter Q&A on Advanced Biofuels Acting Biomass Program Manager Dr. Valerie Reed to Host Live Twitter Q&A on Advanced Biofuels December 16, 2011 - 10:27am Addthis Washington, D.C. - On Friday, December 16th, the Energy Department (@energy) will be hosting a live Twitter Q&A on biofuels with Dr. Valerie Reed, Acting Manager of the Biomass Program. Dr. Reed holds a Ph. D. in Biochemistry from Georgetown University. In addition to her programmatic activities, Valerie is a founding member of the Metabolic Engineering Working Group, which is an interagency effort to advance metabolic engineering technologies for industrial, agricultural and human needs. She also co-chairs the Interagency Working Group on Conversion

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The Live Room: transducing resonant architectures  

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The Live Room was a temporary site-specific installation presented in building N51, room 117 on the MIT campus on 7 May 1998 and concluded on 10 June 1998. Using small acoustic-intensifying equipment which mounted directly to the structure of ...

Mark Bain

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Adapting Your Home for More Accessible Living  

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It is important for people to live comfortably and independently in their homes. Homes can be adapted to aid people with various disabilities. This publication explains how to make such adaptations for people with vision loss, hearing loss, problems with touch and hand dexterity, loss of strength and range of motion, cognitive difficulties, mobility impairments, and problems with balance and coordination.

Harris, Janie

2007-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

114

Live-structure dataflow analysis for Prolog  

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For the class of applicative programming languages, efficient methods for reclaiming the memory occupied by released data structures constitute an important aspect of current implementations. The present article addresses the problem of memory reuse ... Keywords: Prolog, abstract interpretation, compile-time garbage collection, liveness, program analysis

Anne Mulkers; William Winsborough; Maurice Bruynooghe

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Live Work with High Temperature Conductors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report examines issues that may arise when live work is undertaken on conductors that operate at high temperatures (HT conductors) and provides the results from selected tests on the temperature levels reached by tools in contact with hot conductors. It also discusses possible concerns that may arise during de-energized work on lines that use HT conductors.

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

116

Live Video Scheduling in Differentiated Services Internet  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Future Internet services will be judged to a large degree by the efficient deployment of real-time applications. The issue of utilisation is especially central for the economic introduction of live video in packet switching networks; at the same time, ...

Themistoklis Rapsomanikis

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

SAFETY - A HABIT TO LIVE BY  

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

SAFETY - A HABIT TO LIVE BY SAFETY - A HABIT TO LIVE BY WAPA F 1400.59# (7-91) United States Government Department of Energy memorandum Western Area Power Administration August 15, 2011 A7400 Supplement Analysis Environmental Review for the Montana-Alberta Tie Ltd. 230-kV Transmission Line Project (DOE/EIS-0399-SA-1) T. Meeks, A0000 Administrator Western Area Power Administration P. Hoffman Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Proposed Action: Modification to relocate four segments of the Montana-Alberta Tie Ltd. (MATL), 230-kV Transmission Line Project Corridor Proposed by: Montana-Alberta Tie Ltd. and MATL LLP (collectively, MATL) Background: In 2005, MATL proposed to construct and operate a 230-kV transmission line

118

Living Labs of Electric Vehicle Integration  

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Living Labs of Electric Vehicle Integration Living Labs of Electric Vehicle Integration Speaker(s): Johan Driesen Date: May 11, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles are key to making transportation sustainable and climate change neutral. This talk will focus on the electricity grid integration aspects of wide-scale charging infrastructure: the impact on generation capacity, transmission and distribution are dealt with through measurements, modeling and scenario simulations. The advantages and problems of the possible business models to pay for the charging are discussed. Alternative charging and grid-coupling technology (e.g. wireless inductive charging) is considered. The relationship with the transition towards "smart cities" is discussed. In

119

Development of Video Camera for Live Working  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is an update on the progress in the development of a small lightweight video camera for use in live work.  The camera is designed to be attached to the end of an insulating tool, can be placed directly near or at the object to be observed, and can transmit the video (and audio) signal remotely to a receiver.  The receiver can be located at the other end of the insulating tool (hotstick) or at any place convenient for the ...

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

120

Fission barriers and half-lives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We briefly review the development of theoretical models for the calculation of fission barriers and half-lives. We focus on how results of actual calculations in a unified macroscopic-microscopic approach provide an interpretation of the mechanisms behind some of the large number of phenomena observed in fission. As instructive examples we choose studies of the rapidly varying fission properties of elements at the end of the periodic system. 31 refs., 10 figs.

Moeller, P.; Nix, J.R.; Swiatecki, W.J.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Live Work on High Temperature Conductors  

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Feedback from field personnel working with high-temperature conductors indicates that when a dead-end compression yoke assembly (DCYA) is installed on the conductor according to normal utility procedures, the soft aluminum strands are deformed and "birdcage." This is of course a concern to the field crews and the utility operating the line. This report presents results of research and tests performed on selected conductors operating at high temperature (approximately 250-260°C) with selected live wor...

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

122

LIVE from the White House Science Fair | Department of Energy  

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LIVE from the White House Science Fair LIVE from the White House Science Fair October 18, 2010 - 11:31am Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of...

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Live business intelligence for the real-time enterprise  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present our vision of a unified data management and analytics platform, which we call "Live Business Intelligence" (LiveBI) that transforms business intelligence from the traditional back-office, report-oriented platform, to an enabler for delivering ...

Malu Castellanos; Umeshwar Dayal; Meichun Hsu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Living the Vision: A Profile of Kathy Yelick  

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Living the Vision: A Profile of Kathy Yelick Living the Vision: A Profile of Kathy Yelick April 8, 2008 The February March 2008 issue of the European magazine Scientific...

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Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Kristin Tufte  

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Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Kristin Tufte Portland State University Oregon Transportation Summit Sept 10, 2010 #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Official transportation data archive for the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region

Bertini, Robert L.

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Acting Biomass Program Manager Dr. Valerie Reed to Host Live...  

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Acting Biomass Program Manager Dr. Valerie Reed to Host Live Twitter Q&A on Advanced Biofuels Acting Biomass Program Manager Dr. Valerie Reed to Host Live Twitter Q&A on Advanced...

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Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living...  

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Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the Wake of Disasters Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the Wake of Disasters August...

128

Overview of Incidents Related to Live Working  

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This report is a summary of progress in the research on injury and fatality information among workers who perform energized (live) and/or de-energized work. While every effort is made in the industry to avoid incidents during work on energized and de-energized lines, they do occur, and there are lessons embedded within every incident from which the utility industry can benefit, if the incidents are thoroughly analyzed, root causes are identified, and corrective actions are taken. The primary objective of...

2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

129

Investigation of Jacketed Rope for Live Work  

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Since the early 1990s, insulating tools have been used for live work (LW). Initially tools were made of wood and had homemade attachments, but fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) tools were introduced in late 1950s and replaced essentially all wooden tools. In view of the long time span since the previous major innovation in LW tools, the EPRI advisory task force of the LW project requested that research be performed on new tools, materials, and ropes that could serve as substitutes for some of the ...

2013-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Reasoning Support for Risk Prediction and Prevention in Independent Living  

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In recent years there has been growing interest in solutions for the delivery of clinical care for the elderly, due to the large increase in aging population. Monitoring a patient in his home environment is necessary to ensure continuity of care in home settings, but, to be useful, this activity must not be too invasive for patients and a burden for caregivers. We prototyped a system called SINDI (Secure and INDependent lIving), focused on i) collecting a limited amount of data about the person and the environment through Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), and ii) inferring from these data enough information to support caregivers in understanding patients' well being and in predicting possible evolutions of their health. Our hierarchical logic-based model of health combines data from different sources, sensor data, tests results, common-sense knowledge and patient's clinical profile at the lower level, and correlation rules between health conditions across upper levels. The logical formalization and the reasonin...

Mileo, A; Bisiani, R

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

The DFKI competence center for ambient assisted living  

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The DFKI Competence Center for Ambient Assisted Living (CCAAL) is a cross-project and cross-department virtual organization within the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence coordinating and conducting research and development in the area ... Keywords: ambient assisted living, intelligent environments, living labs

Jochen Frey; Christoph Stahl; Thomas Röfer; Bernd Krieg-Brückner; Jan Alexandersson

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Watch Live as Secretary Moniz Kicks off the Minorities in Energy Initiative  

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Watch Live as Secretary Moniz Kicks off the Minorities in Energy Watch Live as Secretary Moniz Kicks off the Minorities in Energy Initiative Watch Live as Secretary Moniz Kicks off the Minorities in Energy Initiative September 24, 2013 - 10:35am Addthis Dot Harris Dot Harris The Honorable Dot Harris, Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the successes of the Hispanic community and reaffirm our commitment to including persons of Hispanic descent in the Department's programs and activities. Sandra Guzman, award winning multimedia journalist and former editor-in-chief of Latina magazine, will open the program by sharing her unique perspective and serving as Mistress of Ceremonies. Join us from 11am - 12:30pm EST to watch the program. The Minorities in Energy Initiative will link together representatives from

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JV between KP Renewables and Living Buildings | Open Energy Information  

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and Living Buildings and Living Buildings Jump to: navigation, search Name JV between KP Renewables and Living Buildings Place Brentford, Middlesex, Greater London, United Kingdom Zip TW8 9JJ Sector Biomass Product JV established to develop up to 15.0MW per year of small biomass based power projects on industrial sites in the UK. References JV between KP Renewables and Living Buildings[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. JV between KP Renewables and Living Buildings is a company located in Brentford, Middlesex, Greater London, United Kingdom . References ā†‘ "JV between KP Renewables and Living Buildings" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=JV_between_KP_Renewables_and_Living_Buildings&oldid=34782

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Living on Long Island | Brookhaven National Laboratory  

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Careers at Brookhaven Careers at Brookhaven Home For Job Seekers Job List Life at Brookhaven Benefits Family Programs Recreation & Fitness Why Brookhaven? For New Hires For Employees Living on Long Island Stretching 118 miles from end to end and measuring no more than 20 miles at its widest point, Long Island was aptly named by Dutch traders who circum-navigated it in the early 1600s. Those early Dutchmen discovered what the native Indians had known for centuries: The temperate climate, the bountiful seas and the fertile land made Long Island a most hospitable home. Local Area Information Long Island Schools Parks Beaches Wineries New York City Today, Brookhaven National Laboratory sits in the geographical center of Long Island. To the west, New York City boasts Broadway shows, museums,

135

Liveness of Heap Data for Functional Programs  

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Functional programming languages use garbage collection for heap memory management. Ideally, garbage collectors should reclaim all objects that are dead at the time of garbage collection. An object is dead at an execution instant if it is not used in future. Garbage collectors collect only those dead objects that are not reachable from any program variable. This is because they are not able to distinguish between reachable objects that are dead and reachable objects that are live. In this paper, we describe a static analysis to discover reachable dead objects in programs written in first-order, eager functional programming languages. The results of this technique can be used to make reachable dead objects unreachable, thereby allowing garbage collectors to reclaim more dead objects.

Karkare, Amey; Sanyal, Amitabha

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total half-lives for selected nuclides  

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Measurements of the half-lives of {sup 3}H, {sup 10}Be, {sup 14}C, {sup 26}Al, {sup 40}K, {sup 39}Ar, {sup 53}Mn, {sup 87}Rb, {sup 92}Nb, {sup 129}I, {sup 138}La, {sup 147}Sm, {sup 176}Lu, {sup 174}Hf, {sup 180}Ta, {sup 187}Re, {sup 186}Os, {sup 190}Pt, {sup 204}Pb, {sup 210}Pb, {sup 210}Po, {sup 222}Rn, {sup 224}Th, {sup 226}Ra, {sup 227}Ac, {sup 228}Ra, {sup 228}Th, {sup 230}Th, {sup 232}Th, {sup 231}Pa have been compiled and evaluated. The effect of the {sup 14}C half-life value on carbon dating ages is discussed as well as the stability of {sup 204}Pb. 237 refs., 30 tabs.

Holden, N.E.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Compressive force generation by a bundle of living biofilaments  

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To study the compressional forces exerted by a bundle of living stiff filaments pressing on a surface, akin to the case of an actin bundle in filopodia structures, we have performed particulate Molecular Dynamics simulations of a grafted bundle of parallel living (self-assembling) filaments, in chemical equilibrium with a solution of their constitutive monomers. Equilibrium is established as these filaments, grafted at one end to a wall of the simulation box, grow at their chemically active free end and encounter the opposite confining wall of the simulation box. Further growth of filaments requires bending and thus energy, which automatically limit the populations of longer filaments. The resulting filament sizes distribution and the force exerted by the bundle on the obstacle are analyzed for different grafting densities and different sub- or supercritical conditions, these properties being compared with the predictions of the corresponding ideal confined bundle model. In this analysis, non-ideal effects due to interactions between filaments and confinement effects are singled out. For all state points considered at the same temperature and at the same gap width between the two surfaces, the force per filament exerted on the opposite wall appears to be a function of a rescaled free monomer density $\\hat{\\rho}_1^{\\rm eff}$. This quantity can be estimated directly from the characteristic length of the exponential filament size distribution $P$ observed in the size domain where these grafted filaments are not in direct contact with the wall. We also analyze the dynamics of the filament contour length fluctuations in terms of effective polymerization ($U$) and depolymerization ($W$) rates, where again it is possible to disentangle non-ideal and confinement effects.

Sanoop Ramachandran; Jean-Paul Ryckaert

2013-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Brownsville Public Utilities Board - Green Living Residential...  

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Insulation, Central Air conditioners, DuctAir sealing, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Windows Active Incentive Yes Implementing Sector Utility Energy Category Energy Efficiency...

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Consumer.Data.Gov is Live! | Data.gov  

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Consumer.Data.Gov is Live Consumer Data Apps Challenges Resources About Blogs Let's Talk Feedback Consumer You are here Data.gov Communities Consumer Blogs...

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Brownsville Public Utilities Board - Green Living Residential Rebate  

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Brownsville Public Utilities Board - Green Living Residential Brownsville Public Utilities Board - Green Living Residential Rebate Program Brownsville Public Utilities Board - Green Living Residential Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info State Texas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Provider Brownsville Public Utilities Board Brownsville Public Utilities Board offers residential customers rebates for installation of energy efficient measures. Through the Green Living Rebate program, customers can apply for rebates for installation of energy efficient HVAC, improved duct flow performance, Energy Star Windows, Energy

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Tracking Living Cells as They Differentiate in Real Time  

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at the ALS, developed a new technique for monitoring protein phosphorylation inside living mammalian cells, enabling them to follow cellular chemical changes in real time,...

142

High Voltage Direct Current Live Line and Insulator Testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report has two main parts. The focus of the first part is on live work in overhead high-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines operating above 100 kV dc. It does not address issues related to lines for electric transport that typically operate below 60 kV dc worldwide. In addition, this first part of the report is not a detailed treatise on live work but, rather, addresses the main issues related to dc live work. More detailed information on the general topic of live work can be found in the references...

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

143

Olson's Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live...  

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ecosystem complexes ranked by carbon in live vegetation: A Database. NDP-017, Carbon Dioxide Information Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This NDP was...

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8 OCTOBER 2009 TO PEER INSIDE A LIVING CELL  

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, capable of distinguishing even individual atoms. However, these microscopes cannot be used to image living molecules inside a living cell without disturbing them. Yanik and Putnam report their new approach bomb exploded about 30 m away. When exposed to such energetic electron beams, biological specimens

Yanik, Mehmet Fatih

145

Amateur vision and recreational orientation:: creating live video together  

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We explore the use of a live video broadcast system by a group of amateur camera operators to film an event on networked cameraphones. Using an interaction analysis of physical interactions and orientations to the work of others, we examine their choice ... Keywords: amateur, broadcast, collaboration, embodied interaction, leisure, live video, professional, user-generated content

Arvid Engström; Mark Perry; Oskar Juhlin

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Carbon nanotubes as photoacoustic molecular imaging agents in living mice  

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Carbon nanotubes as photoacoustic molecular imaging agents in living mice ADAM DE LA ZERDA1 not shown to target a diseased site in living subjects. Here we show that single-walled carbon nanotubes were verified ex vivo using Raman microscopy. Photoacoustic imaging of targeted single-walled carbon

Khuri-Yakub, Butrus T. "Pierre"

147

A living lab research approach for mobile TV  

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More and more, a user centered approach is adopted for information and communication technologies (ICT) innovation research. One of the recently emerging concepts within this research tradition is the so called 'living lab'. A notable example of ICT ... Keywords: ict innovation, living lab, mobile tv, open innovation, teps, user centered research

Dimitri Schuurman; Tom Evens; Lieven De Marez

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Living Lab research approach for mobile TV  

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More and more, a user-centered approach is adopted for information and communication technologies (ICT) innovation research. One of the recently emerging concepts within this research tradition is the so-called 'Living Lab'. Within this paper, we argue ... Keywords: ICT-adoption, Living Lab, Mobile TV, Open innovation, User-centric research

Dimitri Schuurman; Katrien De Moor; Lieven De Marez; Tom Evens

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Transportation Agency Tool to Analyze Benefits of Living Snow Fences  

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Transportation Agency Tool to Analyze Benefits of Living Snow Fences 5/31/12 Transportation Agency/31/12 Transportation Agency Tool to Analyze Benefits of Living Snow Fences Center for Integrated Natural Resources, Mobility, & Transportation Authority Benefits, Farmer Costs, & Carbon Impacts Focus Groups and Surveys

Minnesota, University of

150

Content pollution on P2P Live Streaming systems  

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P2P Live Streaming are subject to content pollution attack. This technology has high potential for the continuous consumption, however, the intentional degradation can become fatal for adherence and maintenance of users. This work deals with the characterization ... Keywords: Caracterizaēćo, P2P Live Streaming, poluiēćo

Joćo Oliveira; Alex Borges; Sérgio Campos

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Investigate Use of and Requirements for Live Working Rope  

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This project includes studies to evaluate the performance of commercially available live working rope and prototype rope, analysis of how rope is used in the field and how it endures field use, and development of recommendations for storage, handling, testing, use and retirement of live working (LW) rope.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A biological/chemical process for reduced waste and energy consumption, Caprolactam production: Phase 1, Select microorganisms and demonstrate feasibility. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A novel biological/chemical process for converting cyclohexane into caprolactam was investigated. Microorganisms in a bioreactor would be used to convert cyclohexane into caprolactone followed by chemical synthesis of caprolactam using ammonia. The proposed bioprocess would be more energy efficient and reduce byproducts and wastes that are generated by the current chemical process. We have been successful in isolating from natural soil and water samples two microorganisms that can utilize cyclohexane as a sole source of carbon and energy for growth. These microorganisms were shown to have the correct metabolic intermediates and enzymes to convert cyclohexane into cyclohexanol, cyclohexanone and caprolactone. Genetic techniques to create and select for caprolactone hydrolase negative-mutants are being developed. These blocked-mutants will be used to convert cyclohexane into caprolactone but, because of the block, be unable to metabolize the caprolactone further and excrete it as a final end product.

St.Martin, E.J.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Nuclear Science Week live talks today | National Nuclear Security  

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Science Week live talks today | National Nuclear Security Science Week live talks today | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > National Nuclear Science Week live talks today National Nuclear Science Week live talks today Posted By Office of Public Affairs National Nuclear Science Week Students and teachers today will get the chance to talk live with nuclear

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! |  

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! September 27, 2012 - 5:25pm Addthis U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor Matthew Loveless Matthew Loveless Data Integration Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Watch the Datapalooza live at WhiteHouse.gov/live. On Monday, October 1st, more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts and policy makers are coming together for the first annual Energy Datapalooza. We'll be highlighting innovators that are using

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! |  

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! September 27, 2012 - 5:25pm Addthis U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park kicks off the Safety Datapalooza on September 19th. | Photo Courtesy U.S. Department of Labor Matthew Loveless Matthew Loveless Data Integration Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Watch the Datapalooza live at WhiteHouse.gov/live. On Monday, October 1st, more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts and policy makers are coming together for the first annual Energy Datapalooza. We'll be highlighting innovators that are using

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National Nuclear Science Week live talks today | National Nuclear Security  

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Science Week live talks today | National Nuclear Security Science Week live talks today | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > National Nuclear Science Week live talks today National Nuclear Science Week live talks today Posted By Office of Public Affairs National Nuclear Science Week Students and teachers today will get the chance to talk live with nuclear

157

Detecting and Tracking Nonfluorescent Nanoparticles Probes in Live Cells  

SciTech Connect

Precisely imaging and tracking dynamic biological processes in live cells are crucial for both fundamental research in life sciences and biomedical applications. Nonfluorescent nanoparticles are emerging as important optical probes in live-cell imaging because of their excellent photostability, large optical cross sections, and low cytotoxicity. Here, we provide a review of recent development in optical imaging of nonfluorescent nanoparticle probes and their applications in dynamic tracking and biosensing in live cells. A brief discussion on cytotoxicity of nanoparticle probes is also provided.

Wang, Gufeng; Fang, Ning

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

158

Optimizing the Transmission Line Design for Effective Live Working  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is intended to help designers of transmission lines to factor in the techniques and tools for live working when designing a new line. This draft progress report is being provided to members of EPRI's base-funded Live Working Research project for review and comment. A final version of the report will be included as part of a chapter in the revised Red Book, which is being rewritten in 2003 and 2004. Live work is the performance of maintenance, construction, or testing on equipment and circuits...

2003-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

159

Analysis of long-lived radionuclidic impurities in short-lived radiopharmaceutical waste using gamma spectrometry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Large hospitals and biomedical research centers utilize decay-in-storage programs to minimize the volume of their low level radioactive waste. However, some medically useful radionuclides often contain small amounts of long-lived radionuclidic impurities which may complicate simple waste management procedures. We have evaluated the extent of this problem in low level radioactive waste involving {sup 67}Cu and {sup 111}In over a 6-mo cycle of decay-in-storage by identifying the residual radionuclides in our dry waste using a multichannel analyzer. The multichannel analyzer was also used to quantify the radionuclide constituents of our liquid waste at the beginning of a decay-in-storage cycle. Radionuclides were identified by the presence of characteristic photopeaks of each isotope in the gamma spectrum and quantified by region of interest analysis. Gamma spectrometry can be used to aid waste segregation and final management decisions on low level radioactive waste. 10 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

Salako, Q.; DeNardo, S.J. [Univ. of California, Sacramento, CA (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioaugmentation with butane-utilizing microorganisms to promote in situ cometabolic treatment of 1,1,1-trichloroethane and 1,1-dichloroethene  

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Bioaugmentation with butane-utilizing microorganisms to promote in situ cometabolic treatment of 1) through bioaugmentation with a butane enrichment culture containing predominantly two Rhodococcus sp of butane and dissolved oxygen and or hydrogen peroxide as sources of dissolved oxygen, about 70% removal

Semprini, Lewis

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161

Living Direct: Proposed Penalty (2011-CE-1904) | Department of Energy  

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Proposed Penalty (2011-CE-1904) Proposed Penalty (2011-CE-1904) Living Direct: Proposed Penalty (2011-CE-1904) April 22, 2011 DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Living Direct, Inc. failed to certify a variety of dishwashers, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards. DOE regulations require a manufacturer (which includes importers) to submit reports certifying that its products have been tested and meet the applicable energy conservation standards. This civil penalty notice advises the company of the potential penalties and DOE's administrative process, including the company's right to a hearing. Living Direct: Proposed Penalty (2011-CE-1904) More Documents & Publications Living Direct: Order (2011-CE-1904)

162

NREL: Continuum Magazine - A Living Laboratory for Energy Systems  

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Living Laboratory for Energy Systems Integration Living Laboratory for Energy Systems Integration Issue 4 Print Version Share this resource A Living Laboratory for Energy Systems Integration NREL is collecting, storing, analyzing, and displaying its building energy performance data to manage and optimize campus energy use. A screenshot of an energy dashboard which highlights the energy use for the South Table Mountain Campus at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.' Enlarge image NREL's energy dashboard provides users with a bird's-eye view of energy use on the NREL campus. Illustration by Marjorie Schott, NREL The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) often prides itself on being a "living laboratory" for clean energy technologies. This became most apparent in 2011 with the opening of the Research Support Facility (RSF),

163

Stent Technology Saves Lives, Creates Jobs | Department of Energy  

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Stent Technology Saves Lives, Creates Jobs Stent Technology Saves Lives, Creates Jobs Stent Technology Saves Lives, Creates Jobs May 8, 2012 - 1:00pm Addthis The platinum/chromium alloy used in new coronary stents manufactured by Boston Scientific Corporation was developed by a research team that included metallurgists from NETL. The platinum/chromium alloy used in new coronary stents manufactured by Boston Scientific Corporation was developed by a research team that included metallurgists from NETL. Washington, DC - When people think of benefits from energy research, they usually don't envision saving lives. But thanks to an innovative alloy jointly developed by Boston Scientific Corporation (BSCI) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) metallurgists, that's what is happening. Using a special platinum/chromium alloy, BSCI has developed a line of

164

A Theory for Long-Lived Mesoscale Convective Systems  

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It is proposed that certain long-lived mesoscale convective systems maintain themselves through an interaction between quasi-balanced vertical motions and the diabatic effects of moist convection. Latent heat release, evaporation and melting of ...

D. J. Raymond; H. Jiang

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Living museum of the bay : Chesapeake Bay Aquarium  

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This thesis is the design of an aquarium in the industrial city of Newport News, Virginia The focus is a living museum that illustrates the diversity beauty and grandeur of a precious yet fragile estuary, the Chesapeake ...

Dickerson, Jason Allen

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Dynamic self-assembly in living systems as computation  

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ment. It is our view that much, if not all, of the business of a living system's building and maintaining itself is also a physical form of sto- chastic computing. 2.

167

Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning | Department...  

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contractor to the Office of Public Affairs. Addthis Related Articles Watch Live: National Science Bowl - Starting At 9:30 AM ET President Barack Obama delivers his State of the...

168

A Theory for Strong, Long-Lived Squall Lines  

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We study herein the mechanics of long-lived, line-oriented, precipitating cumulus convection (squall lines) using two- and three-dimensional numerical models of moist convection. These models, used in juxtaposition, enable us to address the ...

Richard Rotunno; Joseph B. Klemp; Morris L. Weisman

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Tuesday Talk: Secretary Chu Answers Your Questions LIVE | Department of  

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Tuesday Talk: Secretary Chu Answers Your Questions LIVE Tuesday Talk: Secretary Chu Answers Your Questions LIVE Tuesday Talk: Secretary Chu Answers Your Questions LIVE November 30, 2010 - 12:02pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Later today Secretary Chu will be answering your questions as a part of the White House's Tuesday Talk series. The discussion will be broadcast live starting at 1:15 EST and will build off of the Secretary's speech at the National Press Club yesterday, which called on the United States to sharply accelerate innovations in clean energy. You can submit your questions for consideration via the White House's official Facebook page or Whitehouse.gov. You can also utilize the White House Facebook application to discuss the Tuesday Talk as it happens and

170

Work of Manhattan Project-era photographer Ed Westcott lives...  

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Work of Manhattan ... Work of Manhattan Project-era photographer Ed Westcott lives on Posted: June 13, 2012 - 1:30pm Ed Westcott mans the shutter release for another historic...

171

Performance Requirements for Tools for Live Work on HVDC Systems  

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This report summarizes research on tools for live work (LW) that may be used for work on live high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) lines. There is very little detailed information on the performance of these tools when used on HVDC lines because these tools were initially developed for use on AC lines. This report is an account of EPRI’s continuing research to fill this knowledge gap. BackgroundThe principles of DC LW and fiberglass reinforced ...

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

172

Ladders of Insulating Material for Live Working: Research Plan  

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This report outlines a planned research and test program aimed at addressing concerns from field crews regarding undesirable mechanical behavior of insulating ladders used for live work, in particular regarding ladders that have been in service for some time.  Long and spliced ladders can flex and twist, which could pose difficulties or safety issues to the worker on the ladder. BackgroundInsulating ladders for live work are made of insulating ...

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

173

Fluorescence technique for on-line monitoring of state of hydrogen-producing microorganisms  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In situ fluorescence method to monitor state of sulfur-deprived algal culture's ability to produce H.sub.2 under sulfur depletion, comprising: a) providing sulfur-deprived algal culture; b) illuminating culture; c) measuring onset of H.sub.2 percentage in produced gas phase at multiple times to ascertain point immediately after anerobiosis to obtain H.sub.2 data as function of time; and d) determining any abrupt change in three in situ fluorescence parameters; i) increase in F.sub.t (steady-state level of chlorophyll fluorescence in light adapted cells); ii) decrease in F.sub.m', (maximal saturating light induced fluorescence level in light adapted cells); and iii) decrease in .DELTA.F/F.sub.m'=(F.sub.m'-F.sub.t)/F.sub.m' (calculated photochemical activity of photosystem II (PSII) signaling full reduction of plastoquinone pool between PSII and PSI, which indicates start of anaerobic conditions that induces synthesis of hydrogenase enzyme for subsequent H.sub.2 production that signal oxidation of plastoquinone pool asmain factor to regulate H.sub.2 under sulfur depletion.

Seibert, Michael (Lakewood, CO); Makarova, Valeriya (Golden, CO); Tsygankov, Anatoly A. (Pushchino, RU); Rubin, Andrew B. (Moscow, RU)

2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Short RNA half-lives in the slow-growing marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus  

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Background: RNA turnover plays an important role in the gene regulation of microorganisms and influences their speed of acclimation to environmental changes. We investigated whole-genome RNA stability of Prochlorococcus, ...

Steglich, Claudia

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Short RNA half-lives in the slow-growing marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus  

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Background RNA turnover plays an important role in the gene regulation of microorganisms and influences their speed of acclimation to environmental changes. We investigated whole-genome RNA stability of Prochlorococcus, a ...

Steglich, Claudia

176

Response of Texas and Florida live oak (Quercus virginiana) seedlings to water deficit treatments.  

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??Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) is a common landscape tree in much of the United States. Although in native areas live oak can be found in… (more)

Bonds, Amber Nicole

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Long-Range Untethered Real-Time Live Gas Main Robotic Inspection System  

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Under funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) developed an untethered, wireless remote controlled inspection robot dubbed Explorer. The project entailed the design and prototyping of a wireless self-powered video-inspection robot capable of accessing live 6- and 8-inch diameter cast-iron and steel mains, while traversing turns and Ts and elbows under real-time control with live video feedback to an operator. The design is that of a segmented actively articulated and wheel-leg powered robot design, with fisheye imaging capability and self-powered battery storage and wireless real-time communication link. The prototype was functionally tested in an above ground pipe-network, in order to debug all mechanical, electrical and software subsystems, and develop the necessary deployment and retrieval, as well as obstacle-handling scripts. A pressurized natural gas test-section was used to certify it for operation in natural gas at up to 60 psig. Two subsequent live-main field-trials in both cast-iron and steel pipe, demonstrated its ability to be safely launched, operated and retrieved under real-world conditions. The system's ability to safely and repeatably exidrecover from angled and vertical launchers, traverse multi-thousand foot long pipe-sections, make T and varied-angle elbow-turns while wirelessly sending live video and handling command and control messages, was clearly demonstrated. Video-inspection was clearly shown to be a viable tool to understand the state of this critical buried infrastructure, irrespective of low- (cast-iron) or high-pressure (steel) conditions. This report covers the different aspects of specifications, requirements, design, prototyping, integration and testing and field-trialing of the Explorer platform.

Hagen Schempf; Daphne D'Zurko

2004-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

178

Greensburg, Kansas: A Better, Greener Place to Live (Revised) (Brochure) |  

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

Greensburg, Kansas: A Better, Greener Place to Live (Revised) Greensburg, Kansas: A Better, Greener Place to Live (Revised) (Brochure) Greensburg, Kansas: A Better, Greener Place to Live (Revised) (Brochure) Content includes EERE subject matter and mentions DOE's role in rebuilding. The layout is designed to be used as a template for other cities in similar situations. 45086.pdf More Documents & Publications A Tale of Two Cities: Greensburg Rebuilds as a National Model for Green Communities (Fact Sheet), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) NREL Helps Greensburg Set the Model for Green Communities (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Greensburg, Kansas: Building a Model Green Community, How Would You Rebuild a Town - Green? April 2009 (Brochure)

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! |  

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Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Energy Data Apps Maps Challenges Resources Blogs Let's Talk Energy Beta You are here Data.gov Ā» Communities Ā» Energy Ā» Blogs Interested in Open Energy Data? Watch the Energy Datapalooza Live! Submitted by Matthew Loveless on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 5:28pm Log in to vote 14 On Monday, October 1st, more than 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, energy experts and policy makers are coming together for the first annual Energy Datapalooza. We'll be highlighting innovators that are using freely available data from the government and other sources to build products, services and apps that advance a secure and clean energy future. As a part of the Energy Data Initiative, the Datapalooza will also feature new datasets, application programming interfaces (APIs), and

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Lab Breakthrough: How Energy Department Research Saves Lives | Department  

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Lab Breakthrough: How Energy Department Research Saves Lives Lab Breakthrough: How Energy Department Research Saves Lives Lab Breakthrough: How Energy Department Research Saves Lives August 28, 2013 - 12:50pm Addthis Researchers at the National Energy Technology Lab have developed a platinum-chromium alloy that is used to make heart stents that are thin, flexible, corrosion resistant and visible on x-rays. Since their introduction in 2010, coronary stents made from the new alloy have generated more than $4 billion in worldwide sales and captured 45 percent of the U.S. coronary stent market and 33 percent of the global market, generating 450 high-paying, sustainable American jobs. | Video courtesy of National Energy Technology Laboratory. Renie Boyle Renie Boyle Public Affairs Specialist, National Energy Technology Laboratory

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LIVE from the White House Science Fair | Department of Energy  

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LIVE from the White House Science Fair LIVE from the White House Science Fair LIVE from the White House Science Fair October 18, 2010 - 11:31am Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Editor's Note: This event has concluded. Today, Secretary Chu will join President Obama at the White House Science Fair to celebrate the winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. The winning student projects, which range from breakthrough basic research to new inventions, will be on display and the President will speak to students, science educators and business leaders in attendance about the importance of STEM education to our country's economic future. It's all part of the President's Educate to Innovate campaign, which

182

Talk to Secretary Chu Live This Wednesday | Department of Energy  

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Talk to Secretary Chu Live This Wednesday Talk to Secretary Chu Live This Wednesday Talk to Secretary Chu Live This Wednesday January 24, 2011 - 11:27am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs After the State of the Union address this week, Secretary Steven Chu will host an online town hall to discuss President Obama's clean energy agenda. We hope you'll join us this Wednesday, January 26 at 12:45pm EST, at energy.gov/livechat. Two weeks ago, Secretary Chu asked what you most hoped to see the Department discussing. You responded with more topics than I have room to list, ranging from electric bicycles and LED lighting, to nuclear power, high-speed rail and energy independence. And so we're happy to say that Wednesday's town hall won't just be a single

183

Live Discussion on Energy 101: Fuel Cells | Department of Energy  

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Live Discussion on Energy 101: Fuel Cells Live Discussion on Energy 101: Fuel Cells Live Discussion on Energy 101: Fuel Cells January 16, 2014 - 3:59pm Addthis Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Editor's Note: Thanks to everyone who participated in our Google+ Hangout on Energy 101: Fuel Cells. We got a lot of great questions, and our experts talked about everything from the future of fuel cell vehicles and how they're being used as backup power to the efficiency benefits of fuel cells and how California is making fuel cell innovation a priority. If you missed the Hangout or want to check it out again, you can watch a recording of it above. Join us on Thursday, January 16, at 2 p.m. ET for Energy 101 -- the first in a new series of Google+ Hangouts about energy basics. Pulling together

184

Invisible Science: Lab Breakthroughs in Our Daily Lives | Department of  

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Invisible Science: Lab Breakthroughs in Our Daily Lives Invisible Science: Lab Breakthroughs in Our Daily Lives Invisible Science: Lab Breakthroughs in Our Daily Lives April 24, 2012 - 2:30pm Addthis The Lab Breakthroughs video series focuses on the array of technological advancements and discoveries that stem from research performed in the National Labs, including improvements in industrial processes, discoveries in fundamental scientific research, and innovative medicines. See the Lab Breakthroughs topic page for the most recent videos and Q&As with researchers. The Lab Breakthroughs video series focuses on the array of technological advancements and discoveries that stem from research performed in the National Labs, including improvements in industrial processes, discoveries

185

Secretary Chu Speaks at Washington Post Live | Department of Energy  

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Chu Speaks at Washington Post Live Chu Speaks at Washington Post Live Secretary Chu Speaks at Washington Post Live November 3, 2011 - 9:12am Addthis Secretary Chu Secretary Chu Former Secretary of Energy Secretary Chu's remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Washington Post Smart Energy Conference. Thank you, Mary [Jordan], for that kind introduction. While the focus of this conference is on the future of energy, I want to start with some lessons from America's past. On a windy day at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers launched the world's first powered airplane to achieve human flight - and with it, a whole new industry. For the next several years, they led the world. What is less appreciated is that the United States lost the technology lead in airplanes by the beginning of World War I. Although the

186

Live Chat with the EERE Information Center | Department of Energy  

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Live Chat with the EERE Information Center Live Chat with the EERE Information Center Live Chat with the EERE Information Center December 6, 2010 - 6:30am Addthis Amy Foster Parish If you're an Energy Savers blog reader, hopefully you're also taking the opportunity to comment on the posts you read. Not only do the Energy Savers bloggers love to hear your feedback and answer your questions, commenting on the posts gives you a great opportunity to interact online with other folks who are really interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Heck, your comments might even make you famous if they end up in the Comment Spotlight as part of the blog's regular This Month on Energy Savers posts. What you might not know is that participating in the Energy Savers blog isn't the only way you can find help with your energy efficiency or

187

Zombie Replicants to Outperform the Living | Department of Energy  

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Zombie Replicants to Outperform the Living Zombie Replicants to Outperform the Living Zombie Replicants to Outperform the Living February 8, 2013 - 5:08pm Addthis The first stage of the "zombie cell" only moderately heated, the cell is now pure silica and needed a gold coating for a scanning electron microscope to image it. | Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories The first stage of the "zombie cell" only moderately heated, the cell is now pure silica and needed a gold coating for a scanning electron microscope to image it. | Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Is it just silica? Other porous material structures, relying on titanium instead of silica, have been formed using the organic template technique.

188

Live Chat with the EERE Information Center | Department of Energy  

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

Live Chat with the EERE Information Center Live Chat with the EERE Information Center Live Chat with the EERE Information Center December 6, 2010 - 6:30am Addthis Amy Foster Parish If you're an Energy Savers blog reader, hopefully you're also taking the opportunity to comment on the posts you read. Not only do the Energy Savers bloggers love to hear your feedback and answer your questions, commenting on the posts gives you a great opportunity to interact online with other folks who are really interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Heck, your comments might even make you famous if they end up in the Comment Spotlight as part of the blog's regular This Month on Energy Savers posts. What you might not know is that participating in the Energy Savers blog isn't the only way you can find help with your energy efficiency or

189

Secretary Chu Speaks at Washington Post Live | Department of Energy  

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

Speaks at Washington Post Live Speaks at Washington Post Live Secretary Chu Speaks at Washington Post Live November 3, 2011 - 9:12am Addthis Secretary Chu Secretary Chu Former Secretary of Energy Secretary Chu's remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Washington Post Smart Energy Conference. Thank you, Mary [Jordan], for that kind introduction. While the focus of this conference is on the future of energy, I want to start with some lessons from America's past. On a windy day at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers launched the world's first powered airplane to achieve human flight - and with it, a whole new industry. For the next several years, they led the world. What is less appreciated is that the United States lost the technology lead in airplanes by the beginning of World War I. Although the

190

Greensburg, Kansas: A Better, Greener Place to Live (Revised) (Brochure) |  

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

Greensburg, Kansas: A Better, Greener Place to Live (Revised) Greensburg, Kansas: A Better, Greener Place to Live (Revised) (Brochure) Greensburg, Kansas: A Better, Greener Place to Live (Revised) (Brochure) Content includes EERE subject matter and mentions DOE's role in rebuilding. The layout is designed to be used as a template for other cities in similar situations. 45086.pdf More Documents & Publications NREL Helps Greensburg Set the Model for Green Communities (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) A Tale of Two Cities: Greensburg Rebuilds as a National Model for Green Communities (Fact Sheet), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Greensburg, Kansas: Building a Model Green Community, How Would You Rebuild a Town - Green? April 2009 (Brochure)

191

Search for Charged Massive Long-Lived Particles  

SciTech Connect

We report on a search for charged massive long-lived particles (CMLLPs), based on 5.2 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron p{bar p} collider. We search for events in which one or more particles are reconstructed as muons but have speed and ionization energy loss (dE/dx) inconsistent with muons produced in beam collisions. CMLLPs are predicted in several theories of physics beyond the standard model. We exclude pair-produced long-lived gaugino-like charginos below 267 GeV and Higgsino-like charginos below 217 GeV at 95% C.L., as well as long-lived scalar top quarks with mass below 285 GeV.

Abazov V. M.; Abbott B.; Acharya B. S.; Adams M.; Adams T.; Alexeev G. D.; Alimena J.; Alkhazov G.; Alton A.; Alverson G.; Alves G. A.; Aoki M.; Askew A.; Asman B.; Atkins S.; Atramentov O.; Augsten K.; Avila C.; BackusMayes J.; Badaud F.; Bagby L.; Baldin B.; Bandurin D. V.; Banerjee S.; Barberis E.; Baringer P.; Barreto J.; Bartlett J. F.; Bassler U.; Bazterra V.; Bean A.; Begalli M.; Belanger-Champagne C.; Bellantoni L.; Beri S. B.; Bernardi G.; Bernhard R.; Bertram I.; Besancon M.; Beuselinck R.; Bezzubov V. A.; Bhat P. C.; Bhatnagar V.; Blazey G.; Blessing S.; Bloom K.; Boehnlein A.; Boline D.; Boos E. E.; Borissov G.; Bose T.; Brandt A.; Brandt O.; Brock R.; Brooijmans G.; Bross A.; Brown D.; Brown J.; Bu X. B.; Buehler M.; Buescher V.; Bunichev V.; Burdin S.; Burnett T. H.; Buszello C. P.; Calpas B.; Camacho-Perez E.; Carrasco-Lizarraga M. A.; Casey B. C. K.; Castilla-Valdez H.; Chakrabarti S.; Chakraborty D.; Chan K. M.; Chandra A.; Chapon E.; Chen G.; Chevalier-Thery S.; Cho D. K.; Cho S. W.; Choi S.; Choudhary B.; Cihangir S.; Claes D.; Clutter J.; Cooke M.; Cooper W. E.; Corcoran M.; Couderc F.; Cousinou M. -C.; Croc A.; Cutts D.; Das A.; Davies G.; De K.; de Jong S. J.; De la Cruz-Burelo E.; Deliot F.; Demina R.; Denisov D.; Denisov S. P.; Desai S.; Deterre C.; DeVaughan K.; Diehl H. T.; Diesburg M.; Ding P. F.; Dominguez A.; Dorland T.; Dubey A.; Dudko L. V.; Duggan D.; Duperrin A.; Dutt S.; Dyshkant A.; Eads M.; Edmunds D.; Ellison J.; Elvira V. D.; Enari Y.; Evans H.; Evdokimov A.; Evdokimov V. N.; Facini G.; Ferbel T.; Fiedler F.; Filthaut F.; Fisher W.; Fisk H. E.; Fortner M.; Fox H.; Fuess S.; Garcia-Bellido A.; Garcia-Guerra G. A.; Gavrilov V.; Gay P.; Geng W.; Gerbaudo D.; Gerber C. E.; Gershtein Y.; Ginther G.; Golovanov G.; Goussiou A.; Grannis P. D.; Greder S.; Greenlee H.; Greenwood Z. D.; Gregores E. M.; Grenier G.; Gris Ph.; Grivaz J. -F.; Grohsjean A.; Gruenendahl S.; Gruenewald M. W.; Guillemin T.; Gutierrez G.; Gutierrez P.; Haas A.; Hagopian S.; Haley J.; Han L.; Harder K.; Harel A.; Hauptman J. M.; Hays J.; Head T.; Hebbeker T.; Hedin D.; Hegab H.; Heinson A. P.; Heintz U.; Hensel C.; Heredia-De La Cruz I.; Herner K.; Hesketh G.; Hildreth M. D.; Hirosky R.; Hoang T.; Hobbs J. D.; Hoeneisen B.; Hohlfeld M.; Hubacek Z.; Hynek V.; Iashvili I.; Ilchenko Y.; Illingworth R.; Ito A. S.; Jabeen S.; Jaffre M.; Jamin D.; Jayasinghe A.; Jesik R.; Johns K.; Johnson M.; Jonckheere A.; Jonsson P.; Joshi J.; Jung A. W.; Juste A.; Kaadze K.; Kajfasz E.; Karmanov D.; Kasper P. A.; Katsanos I.; Kehoe R.; Kermiche S.; Khalatyan N.; Khanov A.; Kharchilava A.; Kharzheev Y. N.; Kohli J. M.; Kozelov A. V.; Kraus J.; Kulikov S.; Kumar A.; Kupco A.; Kurca T.; Kuzmin V. A.; Kvita J.; Lammers S.; Landsberg G.; Lebrun P.; Lee H. S.; Lee S. W.; Lee W. M.; Lellouch J.; Li L.; Li Q. Z.; Lietti S. M.; Lim J. K.; Lincoln D.; Linnemann J.; Lipaev V. V.; Lipton R.; Liu Y.; Lobodenko A.; Lokajicek M.; de Sa R. Lopes; Lubatti H. J.; Luna-Garcia R.; Lyon A. L.; Maciel A. K. A.; Mackin D.; Madar R.; Magana-Villalba R.; Malik S.; Malyshev V. L.; Maravin Y.; Martinez-Ortega J.; McCarthy R.; McGivern C. L.; Meijer M. M.; et al.

2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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LIVE: Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment Capabilities |  

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

LIVE: Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment LIVE: Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment Capabilities LIVE: Meeting on Strengthening Deepwater Blowout Containment Capabilities September 22, 2010 - 12:56pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs At 1 PM EDT today Secretary Chu and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will convene top U.S. government scientists and key industry and stakeholder leaders to discuss how to strengthen capabilities for responding to potential blowouts of oil and gas wells on the Outer Continental Shelf. The panel discussion will help guide reforms that are raising the bar for the oil and gas industry's practices, inform recommendations on whether and how to lift the current deepwater drilling suspension and assist in

193

Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades |  

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Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades Living Comfortably: A Consumer's Guide to Home Energy Upgrades March 7, 2013 - 3:15pm Addthis A weatherization worker drills holes to blow cellulose insulation in the interior walls of this home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL A weatherization worker drills holes to blow cellulose insulation in the interior walls of this home. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL Dr. Richard Knaub Project Leader in Weatherization & Workforce Development at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Energy audit tools An infrared camera can display temperature differences between surfaces and help determine if a wall is insulated. It can show drafts and moisture, which can lead to mold problems.

194

Green Light New York Releases Living Lab RFI  

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Green Light New York Releases Living Lab RFI Green Light New York Releases Living Lab RFI January 2014 Green Light New York and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have partnered to develop a pair of "Living Lab" demonstration projects that will deploy innovative lighting, daylighting and shading systems in working New York City office spaces. The team has secured the participation of two Fortune 100 companies, each of which have committed to using an individual floor of their flagship NYC buildings as test beds for high performance systems. The project will include significant monitoring and analysis of the systems for a minimum of one year. Based on data collected and lessons learned over the course of the project the team will develop educational resources for the broader design, construction and real estate sectors,

195

Public invited to share living with wildfire stories with BSM  

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June Ā» June Ā» Public invited to share living with wildfire stories with BSM Public invited to share living with wildfire stories with BSM The exhibit provides an opportunity for people to share their stories about the Las Conchas fire and other wildfires. June 11, 2012 Personal experiences and stories around wildfire are part of a new interactive exhibit at the Bradbury. Personal experiences and stories around wildfire are part of a new interactive exhibit at the Bradbury. Contact Steve Sandoval Communications Office (505) 665-9206 Email Interactive exhibit opens June 13 LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO, June 11, 2012-Beginning June 13, the public is invited to Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bradbury Science Museum to take part in "Living With Wildfire: Share Your Stories." An opening

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Table HC1.2.1. Living Space Characteristics by  

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

1. Living Space Characteristics by" 1. Living Space Characteristics by" " Total, Heated, and Cooled Floorspace, 2005" ,,,"Total Square Footage" ,"Housing Units",,"Total1",,"Heated",,"Cooled" "Living Space Characteristics","Millions","Percent","Billions","Percent","Billions","Percent","Billions","Percent" "Total",111.1,100,225.8,100,179.8,100,114.5,100 "Total Floorspace (Square Feet)1" "Fewer than 500",3.2,2.9,1.2,0.5,1.1,0.6,0.4,0.3 "500 to 999",23.8,21.4,17.5,7.7,15.9,8.8,7.3,6.4 "1,000 to 1,499",20.8,18.7,24.1,10.7,22.6,12.6,13,11.4 "1,500 to 1,999",15.4,13.9,24.5,10.9,22.2,12.4,14,12.2

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Upcoming Live Training | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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Upcoming Live Training Upcoming Live Training Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

198

User modelling for live help systems: initial results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper explores the role of user modelling in live help systems for e-commerce web sites. There are several potential benefits with user modelling in this context: 1) Human assistants can use the personal information in the user models to provide ...

Johan Aberg; Nahid Shahmehri; Dennis Maciuszek

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

LiveMail: personalized avatars for mobile entertainment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

LiveMail is a prototype system that allows mobile subscribers to communicate using personalized 3D face models created from images taken by their phone cameras. The user takes a snapshot of someone's face - a friend, famous person, themselves, even a ...

Miran Mosmondor; Tomislav Kosutic; Igor S. Pandzic

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Diversity: Our Genes Tell Where we Live  

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Human Diversity: Our Genes Tell Where we Live Dispatch Laurent Excoffier A detailed genetic. The novelty of the recent work of Rosenberg et al. [7] is precisely that they have checked the validity of the analysis of a cell-line panel of 52 worldwide popu- lations [9] managed by the French Center for the Study

Rosenberg, Noah

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Underwater Color Constancy : Enhancement of Automatic Live Fish Recognition  

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Underwater Color Constancy : Enhancement of Automatic Live Fish Recognition M. Chambah, D. Semani-mail: rizzi@dti.unimi.it ABSTRACT We present in this paper some advances in color restoration of underwater images, especially with regard to the strong and non uniform color cast which is typical of underwater

Paris-Sud XI, UniversitƩ de

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Safe and automatic live update for operating systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Increasingly many systems have to run all the time with no downtime allowed. Consider, for example, systems controlling electric power plants and e-banking servers. Nevertheless, security patches and a constant stream of new operating system versions ... Keywords: automatic updates, live update, operating systems, state checking, state transfer, update safety

Cristiano Giuffrida; Anton Kuijsten; Andrew S. Tanenbaum

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Turning Homes into Low-Cost Ambient Assisted Living Environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today motion recognition has become more popular in areas like health care. In real-time environments, the amount of information and data required to compute the user's motion is substantial, while the time to collect and process this information are ... Keywords: Ambient Assistant Living (AAL), Depth Image, Kinect Skeletal Data, Motion, Motion Recognition System

Alexiei Dingli; Daniel Attard; Ruben Mamo

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

A lighting reproduction approach to live-action compositing  

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We describe a process for compositing a live performance of an actor into a virtual set wherein the actor is consistently illuminated by the virtual environment. The Light Stage used in this work is a two-meter sphere of inward-pointing RGB light emitting ... Keywords: global illumination, image-based lighting, matting and compositing, radiosity, reflectance and shading

Paul Debevec; Andreas Wenger; Chris Tchou; Andrew Gardner; Jamie Waese; Tim Hawkins

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Pervasive flexibility in living technologies through degeneracy-based design  

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The capacity to adapt can greatly influence the success of systems that need to compensate for damaged parts, learn how to achieve robust performance in new environments, or exploit novel opportunities that originate from new technological interfaces ... Keywords: Pervasive flexibility, adaptation, degeneracy, distributed robustness, living technologies

James Whitacre; Axel Bender

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Assembling living materials and engineering life-like technologies  

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Von Neumann, the inventor of the modern computer, realized that if life is a physical process, it should be possible to implement life in other media than biochemistry. In the 1950s, he was one of the first to propose the possibility of implementing ... Keywords: Chembio-ICT, living technology, minimal protocells, self-reproducing robots, sustainable personal fabricator network

Steen Rasmussen; Anders Albertsen; Harold Fellermann; Pernille Lykke Pedersen; Carsten Svaneborg; Hans Ziock

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Brazil's Right to Save Lives (NYT) 484 words  

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Brazil's Right to Save Lives (NYT) 484 words Published: June 23, 2005 Brazil has the best anti-name drugs. Brazil can freely copy any drug commercialized before 1997, when the country began to respect are still imported and are expensive, and Brazil is spending two-thirds of its antiretroviral budget on just

Lopez-Carr, David

208

Living on the edge with the Oregon coastal atlas  

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In this paper, we describe an educational DVD entitled Living on the Edge: Building and Buying Property on the Oregon Coast, intended to alert homeowners, buyers, developers, realtors to the hazards associated with storms and other natural processes ... Keywords: atlas, coastal GIS, coastal resource management, geospatial data, internet map servers, natural hazards, public education, state government educational DVD, web GIS

Paul Klarin; Tanya Haddad; Joseph Cone; Dawn J. Wright

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Distribution of ranks of ?-decay half-lives  

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I studied the distribution of ranks of values of 2949 {\\beta}-decay half-lives according to an empirical beta law with two exponents. {\\beta}-decay half-life ranks showed good fit to a beta function with two exponents.

Juan Miguel Campanario

2010-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual report and summaries of FY 1994 activities  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Energy Biosciences program was initiated in 1979 for the purpose of fulfilling the need of basic information about plants and microorganisms relating to varied energy matters. The program generates basic information that contributes significantly to future technologies involving alternate fuel generation, petroleum replacements, sustained industrial activities along with means of improving environmental conditions. The Energy Biosciences program during Fiscal Year 1994 received 139 new research applications following the screening of numerous preapplications. Of the applications received, 21 projects were funded.

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1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coexistence and efficiency of normal and anomalous transport by molecular motors in living cells  

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Recent experiments reveal both passive subdiffusion of various nanoparticles and anomalous active transport of such particles by molecular motors in the molecularly crowded environment of living biological cells. Passive and active microrheology reveals that the origin of this anomalous dynamics is due to the viscoelasticity of the intracellular fluid. How do molecular motors perform in such a highly viscous, dissipative environment? Can we explain the observed co-existence of the anomalous transport of relatively large particles of 100 to 500 nm in size by kinesin motors with the normal transport of smaller particles by the same molecular motors? What is the efficiency of molecular motors in the anomalous transport regime? Here we answer these seemingly conflicting questions and consistently explain experimental findings in a generalization of the well-known continuous diffusion model for molecular motors with two conformational states in which viscoelastic effects are included.

Igor Goychuk; Vasyl O. Kharchenko; R. Metzler

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Greensburg, Kansas: A Better, Greener Place to Live (Revised) (Brochure)  

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biggest success story in biggest success story in Greensburg, to me, has been the resiliency and determination of our citizens to make a difference in their world. We're new pioneers in the sustainability movement." - Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixson There's No Place Like Home G reensburg, Kansas is Midwestern farm country. Its 900 residents are hard- working people who love their home and their way of life. They simply will not give up when it comes to making their community a better place to live. After the town was nearly wiped out by a massive tornado in May 2007, citizens saw the opportu- nity to make Greensburg something even better than it had been before. Living close to the land, they knew the value of solar and wind power

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Live from the Clinton Global Initiative | Department of Energy  

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from the Clinton Global Initiative from the Clinton Global Initiative Live from the Clinton Global Initiative September 21, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? We're partnering with the Clinton Global Initiative and other NGOs to bring clean-burning cookstoves to the developing world. Today Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton formally announced the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a new public-private initiative to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions that will save lives, improve livelihoods and combat climate change. Secretary Clinton outlined partnership and financial commitments of the Alliance as part of the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.

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Tropical Africa: Calculated Actual Aboveground Live Biomass in Open and  

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Calculated Actual Aboveground Live Biomass in Open and Calculated Actual Aboveground Live Biomass in Open and Closed Forests (1980) image Brown, S., and G. Gaston. 1996. Tropical Africa: Land Use, Biomass, and Carbon Estimates For 1980. ORNL/CDIAC-92, NDP-055. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. More Maps Land Use Maximum Potential Biomass Density Area of Closed Forests (By Country) Mean Biomass of Closed Forests (By Country) Area of Open Forests (By Country) Mean Biomass of Open Forests (By County) Percent Forest Cover (By Country) Total Forest Biomass (By Country) Population Density - 1990 (By Administrative Unit) Population Density - 1980 (By Administrative Unit) Population Density - 1970 (By Administrative Unit) Population Density - 1960 (By Administrative Unit)

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NETL: News Release - Robot Successfully Inspects Live Natural Gas Pipeline  

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22, 2004 22, 2004 Robot Successfully Inspects Live Natural Gas Pipeline in New York Field Test is a First for Natural Gas Industry BROCKPORT, NY - In a recent field demonstration filled with "firsts," a self-powered robot developed by the Northeast Gas Association, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory successfully inspected a mile of a live natural gas distribution main in Brockport, New York. Known as EXPLORER, the remote-controlled robot was launched and retrieved four times on October 8 with no interruption in customer service. The system successfully made its way through an 8-inch diameter pipeline owned and operated by Rochester Electric & Gas, and maneuvered several 70- to 90-degree bends.

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Live Oak County, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Live Oak County, Texas: Energy Resources Live Oak County, Texas: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 28.342294Ā°, -98.0465185Ā° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":28.342294,"lon":-98.0465185,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Nuclear Science Day live webinar (National Nuclear Science Week) - Argonne  

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Nuclear Science Day live webinar Nuclear Science Day live webinar Search Go Home Postdocs Students Student Outreach Resources for Schools U.S.-based International (English) International (Other) Events IGED 2013 Science Careers in Search of Women Girls, choose a career in Nuclear Science and Technology! Argonne Nuclear Engineers tell why they chose a Nuclear Career Resources Contact Us Recent Events Science Careers in Search of Women, Apr. 18, 2013 Junior Girl Scout Workshop 'Atomic Fission Fun with the American Nuclear Society', Jan. 26, 2013 Getting to know nuclear energy: the past, the present & the future - free public lecture (Nov. 15, 2012, Argonne National Laboratory) On January 26, 2013, Argonne staff members participated in the Junior Girl Scout Workshop 'Atomic Fission Fun with the American Nuclear Society'

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MHK Projects/Live Oak Project | Open Energy Information  

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Live Oak Project Live Oak Project < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":29.7638,"lon":-90.0278,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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DEEP RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS - USING LESS AND LIVING BETTER  

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DEEP RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS - USING LESS AND LIVING BETTER DEEP RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS - USING LESS AND LIVING BETTER Speaker(s): Iain Walker Date: December 11, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 (This is a repeat of the Nov. 18 ME EET Seminar on campus) There are currently thousands of federal, state and utility programs starting up throughout he nation to retrofit existing homes. Most of these programs have moderate savings goals on the order of 20%, but to really make an impact and make the nations housing stock sustainable we need savings of 70% or more. This requires fundamental changes in the way we think about retrofits. We need better diagnostics to determine how houses perform - both before and after retrofitting, we need better ways of simulating home performance so we can make better decisions about what to do to a home to

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Electric and Magnetic Field Exposure During Live Line Work  

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An employee performing work on a transmission line while that line is energized is subjected to the local electric and magnetic fields produced by the voltage and current on the line. The electric field can result in spark discharges, contact currents, and stimulation of the body hair with attendant annoyance. Magnetic fields do not result in shock phenomena, but have become of concern to some people with regard to alleged health effects. Magnetic field shielding is not practical for live line ...

2013-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Guide: Live Working Rope (Optimized for Electronic Viewing)  

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Ropes are an essential tool in many applications associated with the electric power industry. Ropes used in proximity to or in contact with high-voltage power lines require demanding dielectric properties as well as strength and durability. A comprehensive understanding of live working rope use is necessary for safe and efficient operations wherever such ropes are used. This field guide has been optimized for viewing on electronic devices. For a copy of this product printed on high-quality paper and ring...

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanwha L C Hanwha Living and Creative | Open Energy Information  

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Hanwha L C Hanwha Living and Creative Hanwha L C Hanwha Living and Creative Jump to: navigation, search Name Hanwha L&C (Hanwha Living and Creative) Place Seoul, Seoul, Korea (Republic) Zip 100-797 Sector Solar Product Seoul-based construction materials company. The company is also a producer of solar EVA laminates. Coordinates 37.557121Ā°, 126.977379Ā° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.557121,"lon":126.977379,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Arsenic exposure in children living near a former copper smelter  

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About 10,000 people live in communities surrounding the former copper smelter at Anaconda, Montana. Most of these people live in the town of Anaconda, which is generally upwind of the smelter. The smelter ceased operations in 1980, after almost a century of ore processing. Soil and dust on the smelter site and in the vicinity remain contaminated with arsenic, although at this time air and drinking water arsenic levels are not elevated. Results of soil and dust sampling for arsenic in the communities around the smelter are reported. In the town of Anaconda, surface soil arsenic levels from residential sites have averaged around 100 ppm or greater. Young children are generally believed to be the population with the most nonoccupational exposure to soil. Several models of exposure to environmental arsenic in the Anaconda area have predicted that children living in all communities surrounding the smelter would be having significant and measurable exposure to arsenic. Two exposures surveys, conducted while the smelter was operative, demonstrated that excess exposure to arsenic was occurring in young children. Until the present surveys, no exposure data had been collected since the smelter was closed.

Binder, S.; Forney, D.; Kaye, W.; Paschal, D.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biosurfactant Activity for Enhanced Oil Recovery Final Report  

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Development of Microorganisms with Improved Transport and Development of Microorganisms with Improved Transport and Biosurfactant Activity for Enhanced Oil Recovery Final Report Report Start Date: June 1, 2002 Report End Date: August 31, 2005 M. J. McInerney, K.E. Duncan, N. Youssef, T. Fincher, S. K. Maudgalya, M. J. Folmsbee, R. Knapp, Randy R. Simpson, N. Ravi, and D. Nagle Date of Report: August 15, 2005 DE-FC-02NT15321 R 02 Department of Botany and Microbiology and Department of Petroleum Engineering University of Oklahoma 770 Van Vleet Oval Norman, OK 73019-0245 2 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government not any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or

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Harnessing microbial subsurface metal reduction activities to synthesise nanoscale cobalt ferrite with enhanced magnetic properties  

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Nanoscale ferrimagnetic particles have a diverse range of uses from directed cancer therapy and drug delivery systems to magnetic recording media and transducers. Such applications require the production of monodisperse nanoparticles with well-controlled size, composition, and magnetic properties. To fabricate these materials purely using synthetic methods is costly in both environmental and economical terms. However, metal-reducing microorganisms offer an untapped resource to produce these materials. Here, the Fe(III)-reducing bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens is used to synthesize magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles. A combination of electron microscopy, soft X-ray spectroscopy, and magnetometry techniques was employed to show that this method of biosynthesis results in high yields of crystalline nanoparticles with a narrow size distribution and magnetic properties equal to the best chemically synthesized materials. In particular, it is demonstrated here that cobalt ferrite (CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4}) nanoparticles with low temperature coercivity approaching 8 kOe and an effective anisotropy constant of {approx} 10{sup 6} erg cm{sup -3} can be manufactured through this biotechnological route. The dramatic enhancement in the magnetic properties of the nanoparticles by the introduction of high quantities of Co into the spinel structure represents a significant advance over previous biomineralization studies in this area using magnetotactic bacteria. The successful production of nanoparticulate ferrites achieved in this study at high yields could open up the way for the scaled-up industrial manufacture of nanoparticles using environmentally benign methodologies. Production of ferromagnetic nanoparticles for pioneering cancer therapy, drug delivery, chemical sensors, catalytic activity, photoconductive materials, as well as more traditional uses in data storage embodies a large area of inorganic synthesis research. In particular, the addition of transition metals other than Fe into the structure of magnetite (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) has been shown to greatly enhance the magnetic properties of the particles, tailoring them to different commercial uses. However, synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles is often carried out at high temperatures with toxic solvents resulting in high environmental and energy costs. Additionally, these ferrite nanoparticles are not intrinsically biocompatible, and to make them suitable for insertion into the human body is a rather intricate task. A relatively unexplored resource for magnetic nanomaterial production is subsurface Fe(III)-reducing bacteria, as these microorganisms are capable of producing large quantities of nanoscale magnetite (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) at ambient temperatures. Metal-reducing bacteria live in environments deficient in oxygen and conserve energy for growth through the oxidation of hydrogen or organic electron donors, coupled to the reduction of oxidized metals such as Fe(III)-bearing minerals. This can result in the formation of magnetite via the extracellular reduction of amorphous Fe(III)-oxyhydroxides causing the release of soluble Fe(II) and resulting in complete recrystallization of the amorphous mineral into a new phase. Some previous studies have reported altering the composition of biogenic magnetite produced by Fe(III)-reducing bacteria for industrial and environmental applications. However, research into the commercial exploitation of bacteria to form magnetic minerals has focused primarily on magnetotactic bacteria which form magnetosomal magnetite internally using very different pathways to those bacteria forming magnetite outside the cell. Magnetotactic bacteria live at the sediment-water interface and use internal nanomagnets to guide them to their preferred environmental niche using the Earth's magnetic field. Since magnetotactic bacteria generally grow optimally under carefully controlled microaerobic conditions, the culturing processes for these organisms are challenging and result in low yields of nanomagnetite. Despite these limitations, magnetotactic bacteria have bee

Coker, Victoria S.; Telling, Neil D.; van der Laan, Gerrit; Pattrick, Richard A.D.; Pearce, Carolyn I.; Arenholz, Elke; Tuna, Floriana; Winpenny, Richard E.P.; Lloyd, Jonathan R.

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Multimodality imaging of reporter gene expression using a novel fusion vector in living cells and animals  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Novel double and triple fusion reporter gene constructs harboring distinct imagable reporter genes are provided, as well as applications for the use of such double and triple fusion constructs in living cells and in living animals using distinct imaging technologies.

Gambhir, Sanjiv (Portola Valley, CA); Pritha, Ray (Mountain View, CA)

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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ScienceLive chat page: on the future of fusion research | Princeton...  

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ScienceLive chat page: on the future of fusion research American Fusion News Category: U.S. Universities Link: ScienceLive chat page: on the future of fusion research...

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Multimodality imaging of reporter gene expression using a novel fusion vector in living cells and animals  

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Novel double and triple fusion reporter gene constructs harboring distinct imageable reporter genes are provided, as well as applications for the use of such double and triple fusion constructs in living cells and in living animals using distinct imaging technologies.

Gambhir; Sanjiv (Portola Valley, CA), Pritha; Ray (Mountain View, CA)

2009-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI Live Working Project: Summaries of Published Reports 1983-2012 and Listing of Presentations at EPRI and Other Live Working Conferences  

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EPRI has been conducting research in the area of live working for several decades. This research has resulted in a large number of reports and other products. To help users locate the results of EPRI’s research in live working, this annual update provides brief descriptions of relevant EPRI products.BackgroundLive work – the performance of maintenance, construction, or testing on equipment and circuits that are energized or that may become ...

2013-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Station Living Program, RCM, and the maintenance rule  

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A project is being conducted at Boston Edison's Pilgrim nuclear power station (PNPS) to develop, implement, and demonstrate the effectiveness of a Station Living Program and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) maintenance rule. This project is a collaborative effort by PNPS, the Electric Power Corp, and Quadrex Energy Series Corporation. In parallel, a preventive maintenance optimization project utilizing reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) is being performed on [approximately]90% of the plant's systems. These two projects are being combined as a major cornerstone at PNPS in the implementation of the NRC maintenance rule.

Kleam, J. (Boston Edison Co., Plymouth, MA (United States)); Anderson, J. (Quadrex Energy Services Corp., Campbell, CA (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Portland State University  

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Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Portland State University Oct 14, 2009 #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money James Whiteneck #12;Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Portal archives a large amount of data Over

Bertini, Robert L.

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1Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money PORTAL Advisory Committee  

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1Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money PORTAL Advisory Committee Initial Meeting January 22, 2009 #12;2Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money Agenda 9:00 Adjourn #12;3Intelligent Transportation Systems: Saving Lives, Time and Money What's in the PORTAL

Bertini, Robert L.

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TOMORROW: Secretary Chu To Host Earth Day Live Chat | Department of Energy  

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Secretary Chu To Host Earth Day Live Chat Secretary Chu To Host Earth Day Live Chat TOMORROW: Secretary Chu To Host Earth Day Live Chat April 19, 2012 - 12:10pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - On Friday, April 20, 2012, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host a livechat as part of the Energy Department's Earth Day celebrations to highlight the environmental and economic benefits of the Department's investments in clean energy. The live chat will be streamed on www.energy.gov tomorrow, and will feature questions from both in-person and online audiences. WHAT: Energy Secretary Steven Chu to Host Earth Day Live Chat WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT NOTE: The livechat by Secretary Chu will be streamed online at 10:45 AM at www.energy.gov/live. Addthis Related Articles TOMORROW: Secretary Chu To Host Earth Day Live Chat

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WATCH LIVE: Talking the Higgs Boson with CERN | Department of Energy  

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WATCH LIVE: Talking the Higgs Boson with CERN WATCH LIVE: Talking the Higgs Boson with CERN WATCH LIVE: Talking the Higgs Boson with CERN September 13, 2012 - 2:33pm Addthis WATCH LIVE: Talking the Higgs Boson with CERN Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Where do I watch? To watch this livestream, go to energy.gov/live. Tune in to a special livestream at energy.gov/live on Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. ET for a science lecture about the Higgs boson with Joe Incandela, head spokesperson for the CMS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Hosted by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, tune in to the livestream to hear about the research conducted by CERN and the Energy Department. Addthis Related Articles WATCH LIVE: Talking the Higgs Boson with CERN

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A Catalog and Atlas of Cataclysmic Variables - The Living Edition  

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The Catalog and Atlas of Cataclysmic Variables (Edition 1 - 1993) and Edition 2 - 1997) has been a valuable source of information for the cataclysmic variable (CV) community. However, the goal of having a central location for all objects is slowly being lost as each new edition is generated. There can also be a long time delay between new information becoming available on an object and its publication in the catalog. To eliminate these concerns, as well as to make the catalog more accessible, we have created a web site which will contain a ``living'' edition of the catalog. We have also added orbital period information, as well as finding charts for novae, to the catalog.

Downes, R A; Shara, M M; Ritter, H G; Kolb, U; Duerbeck, H W; Ritter, Hans; Kolb, Ulrich; Duerbeck, Hilmar W.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Cornell University: Living the Good (Solar) Life  

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Cornell University's Solar Decathlon 2007 house viewed from the southeast in its permanent location near New York's Finger Lakes. Cornell University's Solar Decathlon 2007 house viewed from the southeast in its permanent location near New York's Finger Lakes. Enlarge image Light Canopy's owners made additions to the house that honored the decathletes' original vision. (Courtesy of Mike Koplinka-Loehr) Who: Cornell University What: Light Canopy Where: Lansing, NY 14882 Map This House Public tours: Open for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's Green Buildings Open House Tours each fall Solar Decathlon 2007 Cornell University: Living the Good (Solar) Life The Cornell University team auctioned off its solar-powered house, Light Canopy, to a private buyer after competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007. The Koplinka-Loehr family now resides in the house at its permanent location on the southeastern shore of New York's Cayuga Lake.

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Jefferson Lab Science Series - Living and Working in the Freezer  

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Volcanoes in Virginia! Volcanoes in Virginia! Previous Video (Volcanoes in Virginia!) Science Series Video Archive Next Video (You Already Know This Physics!) You Already Know This Physics! Living and Working in the Freezer Dr. Victoria Hill - Old Dominion University, Bio-Optics Group February 7, 2012 Very little data of any kind exists from the early spring in the Arctic. The reason? It's extremely cold and that makes it difficult to survive, let alone conduct science. From March through the end of April, 2011, scientists from around the world braved temperatures of -48Ā°C in the high Canadian Arctic in the name of science. At the Catlin Arctic Survey's floating 'Ice Base' off Ellef Ringnes Island, Dr. Victoria Hill was investigating how organic material in fresh water near the surface of the

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Living and Working Safely Around High-Voltage Power Lines.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage transmission lines can be just as safe as the electrical wiring in the homes--or just as dangerous. The crucial factor is ourselves: they must learn to behave safely around them. This booklet is a basic safety guide for those who live and work around power lines. It deals primarily with nuisance shocks due to induced voltages, and with potential electric shock hazards from contact with high-voltage lines. References on possible long-term biological effects of transmission lines are shown. In preparing this booklet, the Bonneville Power Administration has drawn on more than 50 years of experience with high-voltage transmission. BPA operates one of the world`s largest networks of long-distance, high-voltage lines. This system has more than 400 substations and about 15,000 miles of transmission lines, almost 4,400 miles of which are operated at 500,000 volts.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface-dependent Coagulation Enzymes: Flow Kinetics of Factor Xa Generation on Live Membranes  

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The initial surface reactions of the extrinsic coagulation pathway on live cell membranes were examined under flow conditions. Generation of fXa (activated coagulation factor X) was measured on spherical monolayers of epithelial cells with a total surface area of 41-47 cm$^{2}$ expressing TF(tissue factor) at $>25$ fmol/cm$^{2}$. Concentrations of reactants and product were monitored as a function of time with radiolabeled proteins and a chromogenic substrate at resolutions of 2-8 s. At physiological concentrations of fVIIa and fX, the reaction rate was $3.05 \\pm 0.75$ fmol fXa/s/cm$^{2}$, independent of flux, and 10 times slower than that expected for collision-limited reactions. Rates were also independent of surface fVIIa concentrations within the range 0.6-25 fmol/cm$^{2}$. The transit time of fX activated on the reaction chamber was prolonged relative to transit times of nonreacting tracers or preformed fXa. Membrane reactions were modeled using a set of nonlinear kinetic equations and a lagged normal density curve to track the expected surface concentration of reactants for various hypothetical reaction mechanisms. The experimental results were theoretically predicted only when the models used a slow intermediate reaction step, consistent with surface diffusion. These results provide evidence that the transfer of substrate within the membrane is rate-limiting in the kinetic mechanisms leading to initiation of blood coagulation by the tissue factor pathway.

Maria P. McGee; Tom Chou

2001-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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TODAY MAY 22ND: Live Tweeting the Apps for Energy Winners Announcement! |  

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TODAY MAY 22ND: Live Tweeting the Apps for Energy Winners TODAY MAY 22ND: Live Tweeting the Apps for Energy Winners Announcement! TODAY MAY 22ND: Live Tweeting the Apps for Energy Winners Announcement! May 22, 2012 - 10:09am Addthis TODAY MAY 22ND: Live Tweeting the Apps for Energy Winners Announcement! Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Join us as we live tweet the Apps for Energy winners announcement event. To participate, simply follow #appsforenergy on Twitter, beginning at 11:30 am EDT. Join us today, May 22 at 11:30 am EDT as we live tweet (@ENERGY) the Apps for Energy winners announcement event at ConnectivityWeek 2012 in Santa Clara, California. To get real-time updates on the winning applications as they are announced, follow #appsforenergy on twitter.

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Follow Live Dec 24: Los Alamos National Lab Tracks Rudolph's Nose,  

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Follow Live Dec 24: Los Alamos National Lab Tracks Rudolph's Follow Live Dec 24: Los Alamos National Lab Tracks Rudolph's Nose, Santa's Sleigh Follow Live Dec 24: Los Alamos National Lab Tracks Rudolph's Nose, Santa's Sleigh December 23, 2011 - 8:40am Addthis Thanks to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, you can follow along live as Santa circles the globe this Christmas Eve. | Image credit: Hantz Leger. Thanks to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, you can follow along live as Santa circles the globe this Christmas Eve. | Image credit: Hantz Leger. Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? You can follow along live as Santa circles the globe this Christmas Eve. Santa enjoys a wide variety of cookies.

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U-194: Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator Lets Local Users Gain Elevated  

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4: Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator Lets Local Users Gain 4: Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privledges U-194: Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privledges June 19, 2012 - 7:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges . PLATFORM: Version(s): 2.3 and prior versions Abstract: Users Gain Elevated Privileges reference LINKS: Vendor Advisory SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027182 CVE-2012-0304 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Medium Discussion: A vulnerability was reported in Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.The default installation of Symantec LiveUpdate Administrator installs files with full control privileges granted to the 'Everyone' group.A local user can exploit

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GRR/Section 12-WA-a - Live Wildlife Taking Permit | Open Energy Information  

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GRR/Section 12-WA-a - Live Wildlife Taking Permit GRR/Section 12-WA-a - Live Wildlife Taking Permit < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 12-WA-a - Live Wildlife Taking Permit 12-WA-a - Live Wildlife Taking Permit.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Regulations & Policies WAC 232-12-064 Triggers None specified In Washington, it is unlawful to take wildlife from the wild without permission from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The WDFW issues Live Wildlife Taking Permits under WAC 232-12-064. 12-WA-a - Live Wildlife Taking Permit.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range.

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Can I choose the electricity supplier where I live? - FAQ - U ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Can I choose the electricity supplier where I live? Some electric utility customers have the option to choose an alternate supplier of electricity.

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Resiliency factors and substance use among Manitoba First Nation girls living on reserve.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between adversity, resiliency and substance use among Manitoba First Nation girls living on reserve, ages… (more)

Campbell, Rhonda Dawn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forrestal Building Lighting Retrofit Second Live Test Demonstration (LTD)  

SciTech Connect

This report describes and summarizes the Forrestal Building Lighting Retrofit Live Test demonstration (LTD) performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) in Room 5E-080 of the DOE Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the LTD was to evaluate proposed lighting retrofits for compliance with the requirements laid out in the request for proposal (RFP) for the Shared Energy Savings (SES) Lighting Retrofit Project for the Forrestal Building, Washington, D.C. Testing was conducted from March 9 through March 18, 1992, and again on August 3 through August 6, 1992. Four contractors were initially tested in March. Then, two contractors were retested in August due to changes in the rebate schedule for electronic ballasts being offered by the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), the utility servicing the Forrestal Building. The two contractors tested in March were retested with different ballasts, tubes, and reflectors. The results from these new tests are reported here and compared with those from the earlier tests.

Halverson, M.A.; Schmelzer, J.R.; Parker, G.B.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Decathlon 2002: Energy We Can Live With (Program Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This program brochure will be handed out to the teams, sponsors, and some attendees to provide a brief overview of the competition and the fourteen entries. The brochure also outlines the sponsors reasons for participating in the Solar Decathlon. The U.S. Department of Energy is proud to sponsor the first-ever Solar Decathlon, a college and university competition that brings together our nation's brightest minds to demonstrate practical ways of producing and using energy efficiently in the home. The Solar Decathlon consists of 10 contests that encompass all the ways in which we use energy in our daily lives--from livability and comfort to daily chores and home-based work to getting around town. Sunlight is the only source of energy that can be used to generate the thermal, electrical, and mechanical power needed to compete in the 10 contests. The best looking house that can produce the most energy and use that energy the most efficiently will win. Energy efficiency and solar technologies are available for the home today, and they are affordable. At the same time, the designs of these homes are attractive and livable. The Solar Decathlon will prove that investment in renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies can reduce our dependence on foreign oil, improve human health, conserve natural resources, and create markets for American products around the world.

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2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Observational Examination of Long-Lived Supercells. Part II: Environmental Conditions and Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The local and larger-scale environments of 184 long-lived supercell events (containing one or more supercells with lifetimes ?4 h; see Part I of this paper) are investigated and subsequently compared with those from 137 moderate-lived events (...

Matthew J. Bunkers; Jeffrey S. Johnson; Lee J. Czepyha; Jason M. Grzywacz; Brian A. Klimowski; Mark R. Hjelmfelt

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ambient Assisted Living and Care in The Netherlands: The Voice of the User  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Technology can assist older adults to remain living in the community. Within the realm of information and communication technologies, smart homes are drifting toward the concept of ambient assisted living (AAL). AAL-systems are more responsive to user ... Keywords: Ambient Intelligence, Assistive Technology, Needs, Older Adults, Smart Homes, User Perspectives

J. van Hoof; E. J. M. Wouters; H. R. Marston; B. Vanrumste; R. A. Overdiep

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of a microfluidic platform for investigating dynamic biochemical processes in living samples by FTIR microspectroscopy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Here we present the optimization of fabrication steps for realizing an infrared-visible microfluidic chip to study single-living cell behaviour in physiological environment by synchrotron radiation FTIR microspectroscopy. We optimized subtractive and ... Keywords: FTIR microspectroscopy, Living-cells, Microfabrication, Microfluidic

Giovanni Birarda; Gianluca Grenci; Luca Businaro; Benedetta Marmiroli; Sabrina Pacor; Lisa Vaccari

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of microfluidic systems for IRMS long term measurement of living cells  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Infrared Microspectroscopy (IRMS) has been proposed as a powerful diagnostic tool in biology, due to the rich molecular, structural and conformational information contained in IR spectra of cells and tissues. In particular, IRMS of live cells in microfluidic ... Keywords: µ-FTIR, Living cells, Microfluidic, Synchrotron radiation

G. Grenci; G. Birarda; E. Mitri; L. Businaro; S. Pacor; L. Vaccari; M. Tormen

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ask the Directors: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on the Energy Innovation  

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

Ask the Directors: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on the Energy Ask the Directors: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on the Energy Innovation Hubs Ask the Directors: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on the Energy Innovation Hubs March 5, 2012 - 12:32pm Addthis Secretary Chu is accepting questions on Facebook, Twitter and e-mail for the Energy Innovation Hub directors -- who are working to build better nuclear reactors, obtain fuel from sunlight and design the most energy efficient buildings to date. Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Submit your questions on Facebook, Twitter (@energy), or send an e-mail to newmedia@hq.doe.gov, prior to or during the live event. Secretary Chu will host a live, streaming Q&A session with the directors of the Energy Innovation Hubs on Tuesday, March 6, at 2:15 p.m. EST at

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Our Energy Independence - A Live Chat With Dr. Arun Majumdar | Department  

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

Our Energy Independence - A Live Chat With Dr. Arun Majumdar Our Energy Independence - A Live Chat With Dr. Arun Majumdar Our Energy Independence - A Live Chat With Dr. Arun Majumdar June 29, 2011 - 11:16am Addthis Dr. Arun Majumdar takes your questions about investments we're making to build the clean energy infrastructure of the future. Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Submit a question via E-mail, Facebook or Twitter Watch live at 2 PM [UPDATED with video from the event.] Before Americans hop into cars and planes to travel for this Independence Day weekend, we want to talk with you today about what we're doing to reduce our country's dependence on foreign oil. Please join Dr. Arun Majumdar at 2 PM ET for a live, two-way conversation about the

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Ask the Directors: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on the Energy Innovation  

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

Ask the Directors: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on the Energy Ask the Directors: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on the Energy Innovation Hubs Ask the Directors: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on the Energy Innovation Hubs March 5, 2012 - 12:32pm Addthis Secretary Chu is accepting questions on Facebook, Twitter and e-mail for the Energy Innovation Hub directors -- who are working to build better nuclear reactors, obtain fuel from sunlight and design the most energy efficient buildings to date. Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Submit your questions on Facebook, Twitter (@energy), or send an e-mail to newmedia@hq.doe.gov, prior to or during the live event. Secretary Chu will host a live, streaming Q&A session with the directors of the Energy Innovation Hubs on Tuesday, March 6, at 2:15 p.m. EST at

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Have You Visited the Living Zero Home Tour? | Department of Energy  

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

Have You Visited the Living Zero Home Tour? Have You Visited the Living Zero Home Tour? Have You Visited the Living Zero Home Tour? August 20, 2009 - 12:00pm Addthis The Living Zero Home Tour is on the road, and it may be in a city near you! If you have the chance to see the tour, you may be surprised to discover the small steps that you can take to save energy and money. Have you visited the Living Zero Home Tour? Tell us about your visit in the comments. Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. Addthis Related Articles Are You Going to the Solar Decathlon? How Do You Encourage Your Family to Use Less Water? How Do You Light Your Home Efficiently?

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Green Living, Green Technologies: Things to Be Thankful For | Department of  

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

Green Living, Green Technologies: Things to Be Thankful For Green Living, Green Technologies: Things to Be Thankful For Green Living, Green Technologies: Things to Be Thankful For November 24, 2009 - 7:00am Addthis Drew Bittner Web Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy It's nearly Thanksgiving, the second of the "big" holidays that break up the last three months of the year. One of the most common family traditions is listing the things for which we are thankful. These are mostly items such as "family," "friends" or "good health." (I'm particularly thankful for the birth of my daughter back in February.) But let's think about something else for which we can be thankful. We live in a time where improvements in technology make it possible to live a happy, healthy, and productive life while using less and less energy.

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Our Energy Independence - A Live Chat With Dr. Arun Majumdar | Department  

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

Our Energy Independence - A Live Chat With Dr. Arun Majumdar Our Energy Independence - A Live Chat With Dr. Arun Majumdar Our Energy Independence - A Live Chat With Dr. Arun Majumdar June 29, 2011 - 11:16am Addthis Dr. Arun Majumdar takes your questions about investments we're making to build the clean energy infrastructure of the future. Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Submit a question via E-mail, Facebook or Twitter Watch live at 2 PM [UPDATED with video from the event.] Before Americans hop into cars and planes to travel for this Independence Day weekend, we want to talk with you today about what we're doing to reduce our country's dependence on foreign oil. Please join Dr. Arun Majumdar at 2 PM ET for a live, two-way conversation about the

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Summary Audit Report on Contractor Employee Relocation and Temporary Living Costs, IG-0400  

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

DATE: January 27, 1997 DATE: January 27, 1997 REPLY TO ATTN OF: IG-1 SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Summary Audit Report on Contractor Employee Relocation andTemporary Living Costs TO: The Acting Secretary This summary report highlights systemic problems with contractor charges for contractor employee relocation and temporary living costs. Over the past 5 years, the Office of Inspector General issued nine audit reports that identified unreasonable and unallowable charges for employee relocation and temporary living costs by contractors and their subcontractors. We found that contractors were reimbursed for these costs because the Department of Energy (Department) did not use clearly defined contract provisions

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Mitigating container security risk using real-time monitoring with active Radio Frequency Identification and sensors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The global village in which we live enables increased trade and commerce across regions but also brings a complicated new set of challenges such as terrorist activity, human and drug smuggling and theft in foreign or ...

Schlesinger, Adam Ian

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cellulase producing microorganism ATCC 55702  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Bacteria which produce large amounts of cellulase--containing cell-free fermentate have been identified. The original bacterium (ATCC 55703) was genetically altered using nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) treatment to produce the enhanced cellulase producing bacterium (ATCC 55702), which was identified through replicate plating. ATCC 55702 has improved characteristics and qualifies for the degradation of cellulosic waste materials for fuel production, food processing, textile processing, and other industrial applications. ATCC 55702 is an improved bacterial host for genetic manipulations using recombinant DNA techniques, and is less likely to destroy genetic manipulations using standard mutagenesis techniques.

Dees, H. Craig (Lenoir City, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "microorganisms living active" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions | Department of Energy  

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

LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions August 8, 2013 - 12:03pm Addthis On Thursday, August 8, we hosted a Google+ Hangout on wind energy in America. Watch as our clean energy experts take your questions. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Tweet questions to @ENERGY with the hashtag #AskEnergy. Ask us on Facebook and Google+. Email questions to newmedia@hq.doe.gov. Watch the livestream on energy.gov/live or on the Google+ event page. Earlier this week, we released two new reports that showcase the record-breaking growth of the U.S. wind power market in 2012. Today, August 8, at 3 pm ET, we invite you to discuss key findings from the report by

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Efficient Living in a Small House: Could You Make the Switch? | Department  

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

Efficient Living in a Small House: Could You Make the Switch? Efficient Living in a Small House: Could You Make the Switch? Efficient Living in a Small House: Could You Make the Switch? November 10, 2009 - 7:00am Addthis Allison Casey Senior Communicator, NREL From time to time over the last few years, I've come across articles and blogs discussing the "Small House Movement." The movement encourages homeowners to reject the huge homes that dominate many suburban neighborhoods and embrace smaller homes and simpler living. Do a quick Web search on the movement and you'll find many photos and testimonials for these small homes-some smaller than 100 square feet. Many of these homes are fascinating. Not only are the designs innovative, attractive, and comfortable, they are also relatively inexpensive-especially when you consider long-term maintenance costs.

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LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions | Department of Energy  

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

LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions August 8, 2013 - 12:03pm Addthis On Thursday, August 8, we hosted a Google+ Hangout on wind energy in America. Watch as our clean energy experts take your questions. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Tweet questions to @ENERGY with the hashtag #AskEnergy. Ask us on Facebook and Google+. Email questions to newmedia@hq.doe.gov. Watch the livestream on energy.gov/live or on the Google+ event page. Earlier this week, we released two new reports that showcase the record-breaking growth of the U.S. wind power market in 2012. Today, August 8, at 3 pm ET, we invite you to discuss key findings from the report by

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LiveChat Thurs, 10/20, 2pm ET: Clean Tech Markets | Department of Energy  

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

LiveChat Thurs, 10/20, 2pm ET: Clean Tech Markets LiveChat Thurs, 10/20, 2pm ET: Clean Tech Markets LiveChat Thurs, 10/20, 2pm ET: Clean Tech Markets October 17, 2011 - 11:30am Addthis Liisa O'Neill Liisa O'Neill Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Send an email to newmedia@hq.doe.gov; Tweeting your question to @energy with the hashtag #energymatters; or leaving a question for Kauffman at Facebook.com/energygov. On Energy.gov, we've been showcasing a series of stories about innovations from our National Laboratories that have been successfully commercialized - and how they impact Americans' lives. During 2010 alone, our National Laboratories engaged in more than 13,500 technology transfer transactions - from licensing lab-developed technologies to using lab resources to drive industry innovation and commercial success.

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Senior Adviser Richard Kauffman to Host Live Chat on Renewable Energy  

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

Senior Adviser Richard Kauffman to Host Live Chat on Renewable Senior Adviser Richard Kauffman to Host Live Chat on Renewable Energy Innovation and Deployment Senior Adviser Richard Kauffman to Host Live Chat on Renewable Energy Innovation and Deployment October 19, 2011 - 3:00pm Addthis Washington, D.C. -- Thursday, October 20th, Richard Kauffman, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Energy, will host the Department of Energy's third "Energy Matters" live chat. Kauffman will discuss the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy innovation and deployment. Kauffman recently joined the Energy Department from the private sector, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Good Energies, a global investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Regarded as one of the country's leading experts on private sector investment in

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Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning | Department of Energy  

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

Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning December 15, 2010 - 9:20am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs From 9:30am to noon ET today you can tune into a live discussion on "rare earth materials" that are critical to the production of clean energy technologies. Tune in here. The Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs David Sandalow will give the keynote, speaking to the role of rare earth metals and other materials in the clean energy economy. You can check back to the Energy Blog for more info later today. Ginny Simmons is a New Media Specialist and contractor to the Office of Public Affairs.

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Join Us Live This Friday: Women in Clean Energy Symposium | Department of  

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

Us Live This Friday: Women in Clean Energy Symposium Us Live This Friday: Women in Clean Energy Symposium Join Us Live This Friday: Women in Clean Energy Symposium September 26, 2012 - 2:19pm Addthis NREL researcher Kirsten Alberi works in the luminescence mapping laboratory at the Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF). Here she aligns a laser and sample to map the photoluminescence coming off the sample. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL. NREL researcher Kirsten Alberi works in the luminescence mapping laboratory at the Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF). Here she aligns a laser and sample to map the photoluminescence coming off the sample. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Register for the live webcast, starting at 8:30 am ET on Friday,

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Greensburg, Kansas--A Better, Greener Place to Live | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Kansas--A Better, Greener Place to Live Kansas--A Better, Greener Place to Live Jump to: navigation, search Name Greensburg, Kansas--A Better, Greener Place to Live Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Partner Greensburg GreenTown Focus Area Agriculture, Buildings, Commercial, Residential, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Industry, People and Policy, Renewable Energy, Geothermal, Water Power, Solar, - Solar Hot Water, - Solar Pv, Wind Phase Create a Vision, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Develop Finance and Implement Projects, Create Early Successes Resource Type Case studies/examples Availability Publicly available--Free Publication Date 3/17/2011 Website http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/b Locality Greensburg, Kansas References Greensburg, Kansas--A Better, Greener Place to Live[1]

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U-062: Pidgin SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) Protocol Denial of  

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

2: Pidgin SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) Protocol 2: Pidgin SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerability U-062: Pidgin SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerability December 15, 2011 - 8:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Pidgin SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerability. PLATFORM: Versions Prior to Pidgin 2.10.1 RedHat Enterprise Linux WS 4 RedHat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Application 5 server RedHat Enterprise Linux ES 4 RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation 5 client RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 client Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 ABSTRACT: An attacker can exploit these issues by constructing and submitting a specially crafted SILC message. Successful exploits will cause the affected

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One Thing Leads to Another: How NETL Research Saves Lives | Department of  

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

One Thing Leads to Another: How NETL Research Saves Lives One Thing Leads to Another: How NETL Research Saves Lives One Thing Leads to Another: How NETL Research Saves Lives August 8, 2013 - 10:57am Addthis One Thing Leads to Another: How NETL Research Saves Lives Learn More The coronary stent was developed as part of NETL's Technology Transfer program. NETL's technology portfolio contains a broad range of innovations that have resulted from research in areas such as carbon capture and sequestration, mercury capture, fuel cells, sensors and controls, computational modeling, and materials science, among many others. NETL Technology Transfer program Balanced on the tip of a finger, it doesn't look like much - a bit of screen door, perhaps, or a badly mangled paper clip - but this little piece of metal is making big news in the medical community, and big changes

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LiveChat Thurs, 10/20, 2pm ET: Clean Tech Markets | Department of Energy  

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

LiveChat Thurs, 10/20, 2pm ET: Clean Tech Markets LiveChat Thurs, 10/20, 2pm ET: Clean Tech Markets LiveChat Thurs, 10/20, 2pm ET: Clean Tech Markets October 17, 2011 - 11:30am Addthis Liisa O'Neill Liisa O'Neill Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Send an email to newmedia@hq.doe.gov; Tweeting your question to @energy with the hashtag #energymatters; or leaving a question for Kauffman at Facebook.com/energygov. On Energy.gov, we've been showcasing a series of stories about innovations from our National Laboratories that have been successfully commercialized - and how they impact Americans' lives. During 2010 alone, our National Laboratories engaged in more than 13,500 technology transfer transactions - from licensing lab-developed technologies to using lab resources to drive industry innovation and commercial success.

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Making the "Best Place to Live" Even Better | Department of Energy  

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

Making the "Best Place to Live" Even Better Making the "Best Place to Live" Even Better Making the "Best Place to Live" Even Better August 4, 2010 - 11:24am Addthis Andy Oare Andy Oare Former New Media Strategist, Office of Public Affairs For 2010, the appropriately named Eden Prairie, Minnesota was honored as the No. 1 Best Place to Live in the United States by Money Magazine. The highly-coveted civic title reflects many aspects of the family-friendly suburb of 62,000 located 16 miles from downtown Minneapolis, including the advantages of being the home to major employers like Fortune 500 trucking company C.H. Robinson and hearing-aid maker Starkey Labs. The city also hass many natural amenities like 17 lakes and parks with 125 miles of running, hiking, and biking trails. One additional advantage that Eden Prairie will have going into next

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University Teams to Showcase Affordable, Energy Efficient Living in U.S.  

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

to Showcase Affordable, Energy Efficient Living in to Showcase Affordable, Energy Efficient Living in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 University Teams to Showcase Affordable, Energy Efficient Living in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 September 22, 2011 - 10:32am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Collegiate teams featuring over 4,000 students from around the world have descended on the National Mall's West Potomac Park to showcase the highly energy efficient solar-powered houses they created for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Today's opening ceremony kicks off the biennial competition that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate houses powered by the sun that are affordable, energy efficient, attractive, and easy to live in. "The Solar Decathlon collegiate teams are showing how clean energy

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WEDNESDAY: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on Clean Energy and Innovation |  

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

Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on Clean Energy and Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on Clean Energy and Innovation WEDNESDAY: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on Clean Energy and Innovation January 24, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host the Department of Energy's inaugural "Energy Matters" online town hall on President Obama's clean energy and innovation agenda as a follow-up to the State of the Union. He will speak to and answer questions from an online and in-person audience. WHAT: Energy Secretary Steven Chu to host "Energy Matters" live chat WHEN: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:45 PM EST WHERE: U.S. Department of Energy, Small Auditorium energy.gov/livechat To learn more about the event, visit the Energy Blog. Media contact(s):

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Senior Adviser Richard Kauffman to Host Live Chat on Renewable Energy  

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

Senior Adviser Richard Kauffman to Host Live Chat on Renewable Senior Adviser Richard Kauffman to Host Live Chat on Renewable Energy Innovation and Deployment Senior Adviser Richard Kauffman to Host Live Chat on Renewable Energy Innovation and Deployment October 19, 2011 - 3:00pm Addthis Washington, D.C. -- Thursday, October 20th, Richard Kauffman, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Energy, will host the Department of Energy's third "Energy Matters" live chat. Kauffman will discuss the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy innovation and deployment. Kauffman recently joined the Energy Department from the private sector, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Good Energies, a global investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Regarded as one of the country's leading experts on private sector investment in

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TODAY: ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Reducing  

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

TODAY: ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Reducing TODAY: ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Reducing America's Oil Dependence Through Innovation TODAY: ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Reducing America's Oil Dependence Through Innovation June 28, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Wednesday, June 29, ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar will host the Department of Energy's second "Energy Matters" live chat. Dr. Majumdar will discuss the investments being made in innovative research and technology today that will move us off of foreign oil and toward the clean energy infrastructure of the future. You can submit your questions about new energy innovations to Dr. Majumdar in advance of the event through email, Twitter or Facebook, by Sending an email to newmedia@hq.doe.gov

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LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions | Department of Energy  

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

LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions LIVE Q&A TODAY: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions August 8, 2013 - 12:03pm Addthis On Thursday, August 8, we hosted a Google+ Hangout on wind energy in America. Watch as our clean energy experts take your questions. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Tweet questions to @ENERGY with the hashtag #AskEnergy. Ask us on Facebook and Google+. Email questions to newmedia@hq.doe.gov. Watch the livestream on energy.gov/live or on the Google+ event page. Earlier this week, we released two new reports that showcase the record-breaking growth of the U.S. wind power market in 2012. Today, August 8, at 3 pm ET, we invite you to discuss key findings from the report by

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Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning | Department of Energy  

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

Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning Watch a Rare Earth Elements Event Live This Morning December 15, 2010 - 9:20am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs From 9:30am to noon ET today you can tune into a live discussion on "rare earth materials" that are critical to the production of clean energy technologies. Tune in here. The Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs David Sandalow will give the keynote, speaking to the role of rare earth metals and other materials in the clean energy economy. You can check back to the Energy Blog for more info later today. Ginny Simmons is a New Media Specialist and contractor to the Office of Public Affairs.

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Heat Watch/Warning Systems Save Lives: Estimated Costs and Benefits for Philadelphia 1995–98  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hot Weather–Health Watch/Warning System was initiated in 1995 to alert the city's population to take precautionary actions when hot weather posed risks to health. The number of lives saved and the economic benefit ...

Kristie L. Ebi; Thomas J. Teisberg; Laurence S. Kalkstein; Lawrence Robinson; Rodney F. Weiher

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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M49-- Machine for the Living : a performance broadcast through an interfering FM radio transmission  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The focus of the M49: Machine For The Living project is a performance work that considers the omnipresence of layered communications, which extend, yet supersede corporeal space of the individual. M49 creates a framework ...

Goldfarb, Maximilian M

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "microorganisms living active" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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In Situ Measurements of Long-Lived Trace Gases in the Lower Stratosphere by Gas Chromatography  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Detailed information on the four-channel Airborne Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species (ACATS-IV), used to measure long-lived atmospheric trace gases, is presented. Since ACATS-IV was last described in the literature, the temporal ...

P. A. Romashkin; D. F. Hurst; J. W. Elkins; G. S. Dutton; D. W. Fahey; R. E. Dunn; F. L. Moore; R. C. Myers; B. D. Hall

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dr. Kathleen Hogan to Host Live Chat on Industrial Energy Efficiency  

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kathleen Hogan, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Energy Efficiency, will host the Department of Energy's fourth "Energy Matters" live chat today. Dr. Hogan will discuss how the...

283

U.S. Bamboo house of the future : standardizing ecological living  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis focuses on ecological living through the use of bamboo. It explores how the material can be used for methods of prefabricated housing design within the United States. It also uses a "ht of parts" and describes ...

Wong, Lucy Lai

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Green Campus, a Living Lab for the Smart Green Building Technology...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Green Campus, a Living Lab for the Smart Green Building Technology Integration Speaker(s): Hsu-Cheng Chiang Date: March 9, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar HostPoint of...

285

Inversion of long-lived trace gas emissions using combined Eulerian and Lagrangian chemical transport models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a method for estimating emissions of long-lived trace gases from a sparse global network of high-frequency observatories, using both a global Eulerian chemical transport model and Lagrangian particle dispersion ...

Manning, A. J.

286

Observed Enhancement of Reflectivity and the Electric Field in Long-Lived Florida Anvils  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A study of two long-lived Florida anvils showed that reflectivity >20 dBZ increased in area, thickness, and sometimes magnitude at the midlevel well downstream of the convective cores. In these same regions electric fields maintained strengths >...

James E. Dye; John C. Willett

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

An Observational Examination of Long-Lived Supercells. Part I: Characteristics, Evolution, and Demise  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of supercells and their longevity across the central and eastern United States are examined, with the primary focus on understanding the properties of long-lived supercells (defined as supercells lasting ?4 h). A total of 224 long-...

Matthew J. Bunkers; Mark R. Hjelmfelt; Paul L. Smith

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Influence of Balanced Motions on Heavy Precipitation within a Long-Lived Convectively Generated Vortex  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The forcing of heavy precipitation within a long-lived convectively generated mesoscale vortex (MCV) is investigated with the aid of diagnoses from Rapid Update Cycle gridded analyses. Organized convection within the MCV followed a distinct ...

Stanley B. Trier; Christopher A. Davis

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

New reporters of protein trafficking and protein-protein interactions in live cells  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Here, we describe our attempts to harness the exquisite specificity of natural protein and RNA enzymes to develop improved methods to study protein localization and protein-protein interactions in live cells. We first ...

Fernįndez Suįrez, Marta

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Making lives under closure : birth and medicine in Palestine's waiting zones  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Reproduction is a site for understanding the ways in which people reconceptualize and re-organize the world in which they live. This dissertation tries to understand the world of birth under the regime of closures and ...

Wick, Livia

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TODAY: ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Reducing  

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

ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Reducing ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Reducing America's Oil Dependence Through Innovation TODAY: ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to Host Live Chat on Reducing America's Oil Dependence Through Innovation June 28, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Wednesday, June 29, ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar will host the Department of Energy's second "Energy Matters" live chat. Dr. Majumdar will discuss the investments being made in innovative research and technology today that will move us off of foreign oil and toward the clean energy infrastructure of the future. You can submit your questions about new energy innovations to Dr. Majumdar in advance of the event through email, Twitter or Facebook, by Sending an email to newmedia@hq.doe.gov

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Activation detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of detecting an activator, the method including impinging with an activator a receptor material lacking a photoluminescent material and generating a by-product of a radioactive decay due to the activator impinging the receptor material. The method further including, generating light from the by-product via the Cherenkov effect and identifying a characteristic of the activator based on the light.

Bell, Zane William (Oak Ridge, TN); Boatner, Lynn Allen (Oak Ridge, TN)

2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

293

FISSION HALF LIVES OF FERMIUM ISOTOPES WITHIN SKYRME HARTREE-FOCK-BOGOLIUBOV THEORY  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Nuclear fission barriers, mass parameters and spontaneous fission half lives of fermium isotopes calculated in a framework of the Skyrme Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov model with the SkM* force are discussed. Zero-point energy corrections in the ground state are determined for each nucleus using the Gaussian overlap approximation of the generator coordinate method and in the cranking formalism. Results of spontaneous fission half lives are compared to experimental data.

Baran, A. [Maria Curie-Sklodowska University; Staszczak, Andrzej [ORNL; Nazarewicz, A. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Active security  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we introduce active security, a new methodology which introduces programmatic control within a novel feedback loop into the defense infrastructure. Active security implements a unified programming environment which provides interfaces ... Keywords: central management, digital forensics, network security

Ryan Hand, Michael Ton, Eric Keller

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

WATCH LIVE: Secretary Chu at 10:45 am ET | Department of Energy  

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

WATCH LIVE: Secretary Chu at 10:45 am ET WATCH LIVE: Secretary Chu at 10:45 am ET WATCH LIVE: Secretary Chu at 10:45 am ET April 20, 2012 - 9:00am Addthis Amanda Scott Amanda Scott Former Managing Editor, Energy.gov This morning, at 10:45 am ET, we'll be streaming a live chat with Secretary Chu celebrating Earth Day. During the event, Secretary Chu will answer questions from you about the environmental and economic benefits of transitioning to a clean energy economy. If you haven't submitted a question yet, there's still time. We'll be taking questions throughout the live chat via email to newmedia@hq.doe.gov, on Facebook at Facebook.com/energygov, and via Twitter to Twitter.com/energy using the hashtag #AskEnergy. Send them now or during the event. Then tune in to Energy.gov/livechat at 10:45 am ET to watch.

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Five Efficient-Living Lessons from Student-Built Houses | Department of  

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

Five Efficient-Living Lessons from Student-Built Houses Five Efficient-Living Lessons from Student-Built Houses Five Efficient-Living Lessons from Student-Built Houses November 8, 2013 - 10:59am Addthis Team Austria of the Vienna Institute of Technology created an energy-efficient bathroom for Solar Decathlon 2013. | Photo from Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Team Austria of the Vienna Institute of Technology created an energy-efficient bathroom for Solar Decathlon 2013. | Photo from Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon The University of Nevada Las Vegas ventilated the kitchen effectively with tilt and turn windows. | Photo from Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon The University of Nevada Las Vegas ventilated the kitchen effectively with tilt and turn windows. | Photo from Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy

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DOE Live Video Presentation: Smart Grid Development in the U.S. |  

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

DOE Live Video Presentation: Smart Grid Development in the U.S. DOE Live Video Presentation: Smart Grid Development in the U.S. DOE Live Video Presentation: Smart Grid Development in the U.S. November 9, 2011 - 9:24am Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Brookhaven National Laboratory are conducting a free, online presentation on smart grid development in the U.S, Thursday, Dec. 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. This presentation will give audiences an opportunity to interact with leading smart grid expert Dan T. Ton, program manager in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, who oversees smart grid research and development within the U.S. Complimentary registration is available at

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DOE Live Video Presentation: Smart Grid Development in the U.S. |  

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

Live Video Presentation: Smart Grid Development in the U.S. Live Video Presentation: Smart Grid Development in the U.S. DOE Live Video Presentation: Smart Grid Development in the U.S. November 9, 2011 - 9:24am Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Brookhaven National Laboratory are conducting a free, online presentation on smart grid development in the U.S, Thursday, Dec. 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. This presentation will give audiences an opportunity to interact with leading smart grid expert Dan T. Ton, program manager in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, who oversees smart grid research and development within the U.S. Complimentary registration is available at

299

Watch Live: National Science Bowl - Starting At 9:30 AM ET | Department of  

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

Watch Live: National Science Bowl - Starting At 9:30 AM ET Watch Live: National Science Bowl - Starting At 9:30 AM ET Watch Live: National Science Bowl - Starting At 9:30 AM ET May 2, 2011 - 8:55am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs Throughout the weekend, 110 regional championship science bowl teams have competed round robin and double elimination matches to determine the top 2 middle school and top 3 high school teams in the country. Start watching the livestream below at 9:30 AM today to see the final championship matches of America's best science students in the 2011 National Science Bowl. A little after 12:30 PM, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu will speak at the award ceremony. (The stream works best in IE, Safari and Firefox browsers.)

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Sharing Knowledge for a Low-Carbon Future: Zoellick and Chu in "live"  

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

Sharing Knowledge for a Low-Carbon Future: Zoellick and Chu in Sharing Knowledge for a Low-Carbon Future: Zoellick and Chu in "live" discussion Sharing Knowledge for a Low-Carbon Future: Zoellick and Chu in "live" discussion July 13, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis On Wednesday July 13, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick and US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will discuss how technology and policy can help the world move toward a low-carbon future. Their half-hour discussion at the World Bank's Washington headquarters will be web-streamed live via the World Bank's external website. The Zoellick-Chu dialogue is part of an all-day gathering of high-level representatives from developing and developed countries, international institutions and think tanks. With more than 100 countries now designing low-carbon development plans, the calls for greater coherence and

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Largest Solar Panel Installation at a U.S. University Goes Live |  

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

Largest Solar Panel Installation at a U.S. University Goes Live Largest Solar Panel Installation at a U.S. University Goes Live Largest Solar Panel Installation at a U.S. University Goes Live November 4, 2010 - 6:10pm Addthis Sen. Menendez, Rep. Pascrell, John Lushetsky and other officials at the ribbon cutting. Sen. Menendez, Rep. Pascrell, John Lushetsky and other officials at the ribbon cutting. John Lushetsky A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a ribbon cutting event for the largest solar installation on a United States university campus. It was an honor to stand with Senator Robert Menendez, Representative Bill Pascrell, university administrators, faculty and students to celebrate William Paterson University's new solar panels. This project will have the capacity to produce 3.5 megawatts of clean

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"Table HC13.2 Living Space Characteristics by South Census Region, 2005"  

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

2 Living Space Characteristics by South Census Region, 2005" 2 Living Space Characteristics by South Census Region, 2005" " Million U.S. Housing Units" ,,"South Census Region" ,"U.S. Housing Units (millions)" ,,,"Census Division" ,,"Total South" "Living Space Characteristics",,,"South Atlantic","East South Central","West South Central" "Total",111.1,40.7,21.7,6.9,12.1 "Floorspace (Square Feet)" "Total Floorspace1" "Fewer than 500",3.2,0.9,0.6,"Q","Q" "500 to 999",23.8,9,4.2,1.5,3.2 "1,000 to 1,499",20.8,8.6,4.7,1.5,2.5 "1,500 to 1,999",15.4,6,2.9,1.2,1.9 "2,000 to 2,499",12.2,4.1,2.1,0.7,1.3 "2,500 to 2,999",10.3,3,1.8,0.5,0.7

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"Table HC11.2 Living Space Characteristics by Northeast Census Region, 2005"  

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

2 Living Space Characteristics by Northeast Census Region, 2005" 2 Living Space Characteristics by Northeast Census Region, 2005" " Million U.S. Housing Units" ,,"Northeast Census Region" ,"U.S. Housing Units (millions)" ,,,"Census Division" ,,"Total Northeast" "Living Space Characteristics",,,"Middle Atlantic","New England" "Total",111.1,20.6,15.1,5.5 "Floorspace (Square Feet)" "Total Floorspace1" "Fewer than 500",3.2,0.9,0.5,0.4 "500 to 999",23.8,4.6,3.6,1.1 "1,000 to 1,499",20.8,2.8,2.2,0.6 "1,500 to 1,999",15.4,1.9,1.4,0.5 "2,000 to 2,499",12.2,2.3,1.7,0.5 "2,500 to 2,999",10.3,2.2,1.7,0.6 "3,000 to 3,499",6.7,1.6,1,0.6

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Today: Live from the Carbon Capture and Storage Forum | Department of  

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

Today: Live from the Carbon Capture and Storage Forum Today: Live from the Carbon Capture and Storage Forum Today: Live from the Carbon Capture and Storage Forum September 8, 2010 - 10:10am Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Earlier this week Secretary Chu announced $575 Million dollars in funding for 22 projects across 15 states, projects that will accelerate carbon capture and storage research and development for industrial sources. The selections include projects from four different areas of carbon capture and storage (CCS) research and development: 1) Large scale testing of advanced gasification technologies; 2) advanced turbo-machinery to lower emissions from industrial sources; 3) post-combustion CO2 capture with increased efficiencies and decreased costs; and 4) geologic storage site

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#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts |  

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

#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts September 11, 2012 - 10:20am Q&A What questions do you have about improving your home's energy efficiency? Ask Us Addthis The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity. The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Tweet your questions to @ENERGY using #askEnergy.

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Geek-Up[10.22.2010]: Exploring the CAVE, Electrical Links to Living Cells,  

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

Geek-Up[10.22.2010]: Exploring the CAVE, Electrical Links to Living Geek-Up[10.22.2010]: Exploring the CAVE, Electrical Links to Living Cells, and Energy Execs Geek-Up[10.22.2010]: Exploring the CAVE, Electrical Links to Living Cells, and Energy Execs October 22, 2010 - 1:55pm Addthis INL intern, Vanessa Gertman, shares her experiences in the CAVE Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs At Idaho National Laboratory, engineers are walking into the core of nuclear reactors and rappelling down cliffs, all without ever leaving the office. Using a new 3D computer-assisted virtual environment (aka CAVE), INL researchers are literally walking into their data. In the CAVE, engineers use 3D goggles and a handheld controller that allows them to manipulate the data. The system tracks the movement of the user's head

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#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts |  

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

#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts September 11, 2012 - 10:20am Q&A What questions do you have about improving your home's energy efficiency? Ask Us Addthis The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity. The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Tweet your questions to @ENERGY using #askEnergy.

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Sharing Knowledge for a Low-Carbon Future: Zoellick and Chu in "live"  

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

Sharing Knowledge for a Low-Carbon Future: Zoellick and Chu in Sharing Knowledge for a Low-Carbon Future: Zoellick and Chu in "live" discussion Sharing Knowledge for a Low-Carbon Future: Zoellick and Chu in "live" discussion July 13, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis On Wednesday July 13, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick and US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will discuss how technology and policy can help the world move toward a low-carbon future. Their half-hour discussion at the World Bank's Washington headquarters will be web-streamed live via the World Bank's external website. The Zoellick-Chu dialogue is part of an all-day gathering of high-level representatives from developing and developed countries, international institutions and think tanks. With more than 100 countries now designing low-carbon development plans, the calls for greater coherence and

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Table HC1.2.2 Living Space Characteristics by Average Floorspace  

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

2 Living Space Characteristics by Average Floorspace, " 2 Living Space Characteristics by Average Floorspace, " " Per Housing Unit and Per Household Member, 2005" ,,"Average Square Feet" ," Housing Units (millions)" ,,"Per Housing Unit",,,"Per Household Member" "Living Space Characteristics",,"Total1","Heated","Cooled","Total1","Heated","Cooled" "Total",111.1,2033,1618,1031,791,630,401 "Total Floorspace (Square Feet)" "Fewer than 500",3.2,357,336,113,188,177,59 "500 to 999",23.8,733,667,308,343,312,144 "1,000 to 1,499",20.8,1157,1086,625,435,409,235 "1,500 to 1,999",15.4,1592,1441,906,595,539,339 "2,000 to 2,499",12.2,2052,1733,1072,765,646,400

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Photo of the Week: Living Large -- Argonne's First Computer | Department of  

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

Living Large -- Argonne's First Computer Living Large -- Argonne's First Computer Photo of the Week: Living Large -- Argonne's First Computer August 31, 2012 - 9:58am Addthis Before there was Google, or even the Internet, there was the computer -- and the earliest computers were so large that just one could occupy an entire room. AVIDAC was the first digital computer at Argonne National Laboratory, and began operating in 1953. It was built by the Physics Division for $250,000. Pictured here, with AVIDAC, is pioneer Argonne computer scientist Jean F. Hall. AVIDAC stands for "Argonne Version of the Institute's Digital Automatic Computer" and was based on architecture developed by mathematician John von Neumann. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory. Before there was Google, or even the Internet, there was the computer --

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Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the  

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

Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the Wake of Disasters Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the Wake of Disasters August 18, 2011 - 6:26pm Addthis The Re_house is nearing completion. | Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon Team. The Re_house is nearing completion. | Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon Team. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered

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Five Efficient-Living Lessons from Student-Built Houses | Department of  

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

Five Efficient-Living Lessons from Student-Built Houses Five Efficient-Living Lessons from Student-Built Houses Five Efficient-Living Lessons from Student-Built Houses November 8, 2013 - 10:59am Addthis Team Austria of the Vienna Institute of Technology created an energy-efficient bathroom for Solar Decathlon 2013. | Photo from Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Team Austria of the Vienna Institute of Technology created an energy-efficient bathroom for Solar Decathlon 2013. | Photo from Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon The University of Nevada Las Vegas ventilated the kitchen effectively with tilt and turn windows. | Photo from Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon The University of Nevada Las Vegas ventilated the kitchen effectively with tilt and turn windows. | Photo from Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy

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Table HC1.2.4 Living Space Characteristics by Average Floorspace--Apartments, 2  

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

2.4 Living Space Characteristics by Average Floorspace--Apartments, 2005" 2.4 Living Space Characteristics by Average Floorspace--Apartments, 2005" ,,,"Average Square Feet per Apartment in a --" ," Housing Units (millions)" ,,,"2 to 4 Unit Building",,,"5 or More Unit Building" ,,"Apartments (millions)" "Living Space Characteristics",,,"Total","Heated","Cooled","Total","Heated","Cooled" "Total",111.1,24.5,1090,902,341,872,780,441 "Total Floorspace (Square Feet)" "Fewer than 500",3.1,2.3,403,360,165,366,348,93 "500 to 999",22.2,14.4,763,660,277,730,646,303 "1,000 to 1,499",19.1,5.8,1223,1130,496,1187,1086,696 "1,500 to 1,999",14.4,1,1700,1422,412,1698,1544,1348

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"Table HC12.2 Living Space Characteristics by Midwest Census Region, 2005"  

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

2 Living Space Characteristics by Midwest Census Region, 2005" 2 Living Space Characteristics by Midwest Census Region, 2005" " Million U.S. Housing Units" ,,"Midwest Census Region" ,"U.S. Housing Units (millions)" ,,,"Census Division" ,,"Total Midwest" "Living Space Characteristics",,,"East North Central","West North Central" "Total",111.1,25.6,17.7,7.9 "Floorspace (Square Feet)" "Total Floorspace1" "Fewer than 500",3.2,0.5,0.3,"Q" "500 to 999",23.8,3.9,2.4,1.5 "1,000 to 1,499",20.8,4.4,3.2,1.2 "1,500 to 1,999",15.4,3.5,2.4,1.1 "2,000 to 2,499",12.2,3.2,2.1,1.1 "2,500 to 2,999",10.3,2.7,1.8,0.9 "3,000 to 3,499",6.7,2.1,1.6,0.5

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Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the  

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

Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the Wake of Disasters Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living, Even in the Wake of Disasters August 18, 2011 - 6:26pm Addthis The Re_house is nearing completion. | Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon Team. The Re_house is nearing completion. | Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Solar Decathlon Team. April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? The next Solar Decathlon will be held Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2011, at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. In honor of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon -- which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered

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Experimental Measurements of Short-Lived Fission Products from Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium and Americium  

SciTech Connect

Fission yields are especially well characterized for long-lived fission products. Modeling techniques incorporate numerous assumptions and can be used to deduce information about the distribution of short-lived fission products. This work is an attempt to gather experimental (model-independent) data on the short-lived fission products. Fissile isotopes of uranium, neptunium, plutonium and americium were irradiated under pulse conditions at the Washington State University 1 MW TRIGA reactor to achieve ~108 fissions. The samples were placed on a HPGe (high purity germanium) detector to begin counting in less than 3 minutes post irradiation. The samples were counted for various time intervals ranging from 5 minutes to 1 hour. The data was then analyzed to determine which radionuclides could be quantified and compared to the published fission yield data.

Metz, Lori A.; Payne, Rosara F.; Friese, Judah I.; Greenwood, Lawrence R.; Kephart, Jeremy D.; Pierson, Bruce D.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Geek-Up[10.22.2010]: Exploring the CAVE, Electrical Links to Living Cells,  

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

22.2010]: Exploring the CAVE, Electrical Links to Living 22.2010]: Exploring the CAVE, Electrical Links to Living Cells, and Energy Execs Geek-Up[10.22.2010]: Exploring the CAVE, Electrical Links to Living Cells, and Energy Execs October 22, 2010 - 1:55pm Addthis INL intern, Vanessa Gertman, shares her experiences in the CAVE Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs At Idaho National Laboratory, engineers are walking into the core of nuclear reactors and rappelling down cliffs, all without ever leaving the office. Using a new 3D computer-assisted virtual environment (aka CAVE), INL researchers are literally walking into their data. In the CAVE, engineers use 3D goggles and a handheld controller that allows them to manipulate the data. The system tracks the movement of the user's head

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Spontaneous fission half-lives of heavy and superheavy nuclei within a generalized liquid drop model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We systematically calculate the spontaneous fission half-lives for heavy and superheavy nuclei between U and Fl isotopes. The spontaneous fission process is studied within the semi-empirical WKB approximation. The potential barrier is obtained using a generalized liquid drop model, taking into account the nuclear proximity, the mass asymmetry, the phenomenological pairing correction, and the microscopic shell correction. Macroscopic inertial-mass function has been employed for the calculation of the fission half-life. The results reproduce rather well the experimental data. Relatively long half-lives are predicted for many unknown nuclei, sufficient to detect them if synthesized in a laboratory.

Xiaojun Bao; Hongfei Zhang; G. Royer; Junqing Li

2013-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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"Table HC1.2.3 Living Space Characteristics by Average Floorspace--"  

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

3 Living Space Characteristics by Average Floorspace--" 3 Living Space Characteristics by Average Floorspace--" " Single-Family Housing Units and Mobile Homes, 2005" ,,"Single- Family and Mobile Homes (millions)","Average Square Feet per Housing Unit" ," Housing Units (millions)" ,,,"Single-Family Detached",,,"Single-Family Attached",,,"Mobile Homes" "Housing Unit Characteristics",,,"Total1","Heated","Cooled","Total1","Heated","Cooled","Total1","Heated","Cooled" "Total",111.1,86.6,2522,1970,1310,1812,1475,821,1055,944,554 "Total Floorspace (Square Feet)" "Fewer than 500",3.2,0.9,261,336,162,"Q","Q","Q",334,260,"Q"

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Defective insulators in live working on a 550kV compact steel lattice tower  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Research was conducted to determine the minimum number of healthy insulator units needed to ensure worker safety in live working on a compact 550 kV steel lattice tower. A large variety of worksite conditions was investigated. Test results confirm the conservative nature of the CIGRE formula for defective insulator units, and modifications to the formula are suggested. The recommended number of healthy units is 12 in a string of 24 units for the case of live work on the compact 550 kV tower, when the Portable Protective Gap (PPG) is used. Adjustment for altitude should be made above 900 m (3,000 ft).

Gela, G. [EPRI Power Delivery Center, Lenox, MA (United States); Kientz, H. [Western Area Power Administration, Golden, CO (United States); Fox, H.J. Jr. [Public Service Electric and Gas, Bridgewater, NJ (United States); Mitchell, J.D. [Alabama Power Co., Birmingham, AL (United States); Lyons, P.F. [EPRI, Haslet, TX (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tools and Methods to Perform Live Work on Reduced Clearance Facilities -- Interim Report  

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Deregulation is forcing utilities to ensure that transmission lines remain in service every day of the year. Increasingly, transmission owners are turning to live-line working techniques as standard practice. The focus in this project is on 46 kV and 69 kV cover-up equipment and its possible use on 69 kV and 115 kV systems, respectively. Cover-up equipment for live working purposes is now commercially available up to 69 kV. Considerable work efficiency might be realized by developing cover-up equipment b...

2002-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The origin of $^{60}$Fe and other short-lived radionuclides in the early solar system  

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Establishing the origin of short-lived radionuclides (SLRs) with half-lives $\\leq$ 100 Myr has important implications for the astrophysical context of our Sun's birth place. We review here the different origins proposed for the variety of SLRs present in the solar accretion disk 4.57 Ga ago. Special emphasis is given to an enhanced Galactic background origin for $^{60}$Fe which was inherited from several supernovae belonging to previous episodes of star formation, rather than from a nearby, contemporaneous supernova.

Matthieu Gounelle; Anders Meibom

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rock-ravintolatoiminta : elävää rock-musiikkia ravintolaympäristössä; Rock venue activity : live rock music in the restaurant setting.  

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??Työn tavoitteena oli tutkia rock-ravintolatoimintaa ja elävää rock-musiikkia ravintolaympäristössä ravintolan, artistin ja asiakkaan näkökulmasta. Tutkimuksessa pyrittiin selvittämään rock-ravintolayrittämisen toimintatapoja ja kartoittamaan alan tämän hetkistä tilaa.… (more)

Väyliö, Jari

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active Solar Heating | Department of Energy  

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Active Solar Heating Active Solar Heating Active Solar Heating June 24, 2012 - 5:58pm Addthis This North Carolina home gets most of its space heating from the passive solar design, but the solar thermal system supplies both domestic hot water and a secondary radiant floor heating system. | Photo courtesy of Jim Schmid Photography, NREL This North Carolina home gets most of its space heating from the passive solar design, but the solar thermal system supplies both domestic hot water and a secondary radiant floor heating system. | Photo courtesy of Jim Schmid Photography, NREL What does this mean for me? If you live in a cold climate and have unobstructed access to the sun during the heating season, an active solar heating system might make sense for you. You can buy a manufactured active solar system or build your own.

325

Catalyst activator  

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A catalyst activator particularly adapted for use in the activation of metal complexes of metals of Group 3-10 for polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable monomers, especially olefins, comprising two Group 13 metal or metalloid atoms and a ligand structure including at least one bridging group connecting ligands on the two Group 13 metal or metalloid atoms.

McAdon, Mark H. (Midland, MI); Nickias, Peter N. (Midland, MI); Marks, Tobin J. (Evanston, IL); Schwartz, David J. (Lake Jackson, TX)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrical Condition Assessment of Polymer Insulators for Live Working: Progress Reports for the Development of a Portable Tester  

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Many utilities perform live work to avoid the need for outages. Safety is of utmost importance when performing live work, and the condition of the transmission line equipment is critical to the safety of the line workers. Many of the utilities moving toward live working have polymer insulators installed on their lines. Unlike porcelain or glass insulators, electrically defective polymer insulators are difficult to identify. Currently, no portable tools are available for use by line workers to detect poly...

2005-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The lived experience of post-traumatic stress disorder as described by motor vehicle accident victims in Jordan.  

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??Aim: To explore the lived experience of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as described by individuals who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA)… (more)

Al-Kofahy, Lilibeth

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Lived Experience of Non-traditional Students in the Occupational Science Program at Eastern Kentucky University.  

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??The purpose of this study was to discover the lived experience of non-traditional students in the OS program at EKU. The findings of this research… (more)

Ward, Deana Marie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Visualizing fusion of pseudotyped HIV-1 particles in real time by live cell microscopy  

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. Results We generated human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) particles pseudotyped with the envelope (Env) protein of ecotropic murine leukemia virus eMLV to study retrovirus entry at the plasma membrane using live-cell microscopy. This Env protein mediates...

Koch, Peter; Lampe, Marko; Godinez, William J; Muller, Barbara; Rohr, Karl; Kraeusslich, Hans-Georg; Lehmann, Maik J

2009-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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LiveChat Wed, 6/29, 2pm: Our Energy Independence | Department of Energy  

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LiveChat Wed, 6/29, 2pm: Our Energy Independence LiveChat Wed, 6/29, 2pm: Our Energy Independence LiveChat Wed, 6/29, 2pm: Our Energy Independence June 27, 2011 - 9:29am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Submit a question via E-mail, Facebook or Twitter Watch live on June 29 at 2 PM ET As many of us hit the road to celebrate America's independence this upcoming 4th of July weekend, we must once again confront the reality of our country's economy, environment and security dependence on foreign oil. On Wednesday, June 29th, at 2:00 pm ET, please join Dr. Arun Majumdar at Energy.gov for a frank, two-way discussion about the investments the federal government is making in innovative research and technology today that will move us off of foreign oil and toward the clean energy

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#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with A Solar Expert | Department of Energy  

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#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with A Solar Expert #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with A Solar Expert #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with A Solar Expert June 5, 2012 - 11:51am Q&A What questions do you have about solar energy? Ask Us Addthis Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL. Photo by Dennis Schroeder/NREL. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Join us for a Solar Twitter Chat this Friday, June 8 at 2 pm EDT. To participate, leave a comment on Facebook. Send questions via Twitter using #askEnergy. Share comments by email to newmedia@hq.doe.gov. What do you want to know about solar energy? Now is your opportunity to ask. This Friday, June 8 at 2 pm EDT we are hosting a live Solar Twitter Chat. The discussion will be lead by R. Ramesh - our resident solar expert and

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Trace Element Remediation by Free-Living and Plant-Associated Microbes  

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Plants can accumulate, detoxify, and transform trace elements present in contaminated soil and water, leading to the phytoremediation of contaminated sites. This study considers the role of plant-associated microbes in the phytoremediation of trace elements, particularly selenium (Se), in the root zone (rhizosphere) as well as the isolation and characterization of free-living microbes for Se bioremediation.

2003-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The Synoptic and Subsynoptic Structure of a Long-Lived Severe Convective System  

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A long-lived severe convective system in the southern United States from 2–4 May 1978 is documented. The distinguishing feature of the convection was its origin in a region of deep synoptic scale ascent and its subsequent steady motion away from ...

Michael L. Branick; Frank Vitale; Chung-Chieng Lai; Lance F. Bosart

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Oakley, Jeremy

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A C. elegans-based foam for rapid on-site detection of residual live virus.  

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In the response to and recovery from a critical homeland security event involving deliberate or accidental release of biological agents, initial decontamination efforts are necessarily followed by tests for the presence of residual live virus or bacteria. Such 'clearance sampling' should be rapid and accurate, to inform decision makers as they take appropriate action to ensure the safety of the public and of operational personnel. However, the current protocol for clearance sampling is extremely time-intensive and costly, and requires significant amounts of laboratory space and capacity. Detection of residual live virus is particularly problematic and time-consuming, as it requires evaluation of replication potential within a eukaryotic host such as chicken embryos. The intention of this project was to develop a new method for clearance sampling, by leveraging Sandia's expertise in the biological and material sciences in order to create a C. elegans-based foam that could be applied directly to the entire contaminated area for quick and accurate detection of any and all residual live virus by means of a fluorescent signal. Such a novel technology for rapid, on-site detection of live virus would greatly interest the DHS, DoD, and EPA, and hold broad commercial potential, especially with regard to the transportation industry.

Negrete, Oscar A.; Branda, Catherine; Hardesty, Jasper O. E. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Tucker, Mark David (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Kaiser, Julia N. (Global Product Management, Hilden, Germany); Kozina, Carol L.; Chirica, Gabriela S.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Member of The Texas A&M University System Saving Lives, Time and Resources  

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A Member of The Texas A&M University System Saving Lives, Time and Resources #12;Our Mission resources to meet the transportation challenges of tomorrow. The Texas Transportation Institute is committed in the Texas A&M University Research Park, where many of the agency's research staff and laboratories have been

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We know how you live: exploring the spectrum of urban lifestyles  

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An incisive understanding of human lifestyles is not only essential to many scientific disciplines, but also has a profound business impact for targeted marketing. In this paper, we present LifeSpec, a computational framework for exploring ... Keywords: lifespec, lifestyle, lifestyle spectrum, living pattern

Nicholas Jing Yuan; Fuzheng Zhang; Defu Lian; Kai Zheng; Siyu Yu; Xing Xie

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GREEN LIVING Replace incandencent and halogen light bulbs with LED and CLFs  

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GREEN LIVING GUIDE ENERGY TRAVEL FOOD sustain yosef WATER Replace incandencent and halogen light bulbs with LED and CLFs TURN YOUR COMPUTER OFF! Any time you will be gone for an hour or more for your laundry RESIST THAT SWITCH! Use natural light during the day, and no lights when you are gone USE

Thaxton, Christopher S.

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An environmental control HW/SW framework for daily living of elderly and disabled people  

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A home control system is presented, based on standard IP LAN techniques. The system features large flexibility, dynamic reconfigurability, fault-tolerance and low costs. An integrated hardware/software framework has been conceived, which support device ... Keywords: electronic aids for daily living, remote services, smart homes

Guido Matrella; Ferdinando Grossi; Valentina Bianchi; Ilaria De Munari; Paolo Ciampolini

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bert Hayes, bhayes@infosec.utexas.edu How to Create a Custom Live CD for Secure  

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CD for secure remote incident handling on Windows and Linux systems. The process will include how for Remote Incident Handling 2 Bert Hayes, bhayes@infosec.utexas.edu Table of Contents?..................................................................................................................39 #12;How to Create a Custom Live CD for Remote Incident Handling 3

Texas at Austin, University of

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Unsynchronized Translational and Rotational Diffusion of Nanocargo on a Living Cell Membrane  

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A robust high-speed and high-precision single nanoparticle translational and rotational tracking method has been developed to directly monitor the interactions between transferrin-modified nanocargos (gold nanorods) and the membrane proteins prior to endocytosis. This approach shows that the translational and rotational diffusions of nanocargos on living cell membranes are unsynchronized in space and in time.

Xiao, Lehui; Wei, Lin; Liu, Chang; He, Yan; Yeung, Edward

2012-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Potential for Ambient Assisted Living Technology: The Case of Canada  

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An Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) environment is an integration of stand-alone assistive technologies, with elements of smart homes, and telehealth services. Successful development of this emerging technology will promote the ability for older people ... Keywords: aging-in-place, gerontechnology, health monitoring, smart homes

Robert Savage; Yongjie Yon; Michael Campo; Ashleigh Wilson; Ravin Kahlon; Andrew Sixsmith

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proactive process-level live migration and back migration in HPC environments  

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As the number of nodes in high-performance computing environments keeps increasing, faults are becoming common place. Reactive fault tolerance (FT) often does not scale due to massive I/O requirements and relies on manual job resubmission. This work ... Keywords: Back migration, Fault tolerance, Health monitoring, High-performance computing, Live migration

Chao Wang; Frank Mueller; Christian Engelmann; Stephen L. Scott

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Feasibility of the living canvas: restricting projection to a performer on stage  

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The Living Canvas initiative aims to use a performer on stage as a dynamic projection surface. Using machine vision in the near-infrared spectrum enables the system to follow and adapt to the performer, restricting projection to the silhouette. Ultimately, ... Keywords: art & design, augmented reality, performance, projection systems

Martin Naef; Cathie Boyd

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Trends in the living room and beyond: results from ethnographic studies using creative and playful probing  

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In this article we present the findings of two ethnographic studies embedded into two broader projects on interactive television in the home environment. Based on previous research on the home context and inspired by ongoing trends around interactive ... Keywords: cultural probes, ethnography, home context, interactive TV, living room

Regina Bernhaupt; Marianna Obrist; Astrid Weiss; Elke Beck; Manfred Tscheligi

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method of freezing living cells and tissues with improved subsequent survival  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to an improved method for freezing red blood cells, ther living cells, or tissues with improved subsequent survival, wherein constant-volume freezing is utilized that results in significantly improved survival compared with constant-pressure freezing; optimization is attainable through the use of different vessel geometries, cooling baths and warming baths, and sample concentrations.

Senkan, Selim M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Hirsch, Gerald P. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Helicopter-Based Live-Line Work: Volume 1: Helicopter Platform Work Between Phases, Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Helicopters are used for maintenance of transmission lines in locations where their technical and economic advantages outweigh those of other live-line maintenance methods. Tests at EPRI's High Voltage Transmission Research Center (HVTRC) produced data on helicopter maintenance operations using the platform method. These data will ultimately be used in the National Electric Safety Code and OSHA Standards.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systematics of {alpha}-decay half-lives around shell closures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a systematic calculation of {alpha}-decay half-lives of even-even heavy and superheavy nuclei in the framework of the preformed {alpha} model. The microscopic {alpha}-daughter nuclear interaction potential is calculated by double-folding the density distributions of both {alpha} and daughter nuclei with a realistic effective Michigan three-Yukawa nucleon-nucleon interaction, and the microscopic Coulomb potential is calculated by folding the charge density distributions of the two interacting nuclei. The half-lives are found to be sensitive to the density dependence of the nucleon-nucleon interaction and the implementation of the Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization condition inherent in the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin approach. The {alpha}-decay half-lives obtained agree reasonably well with the available experimental data. Moreover, the study has been extended to the newly observed superheavy nuclei. The interplay of closed-shell effects in {alpha}-decay calculations is investigated. The {alpha}-decay calculations give the closed-shell effects of known spherical magicities, Z=82 and N=126, and further predict enhanced stabilities at N=152,162, and 184 for Z=100,108, and 114, owing to the stability of parent nuclei against {alpha} decays. It is worth noting that the aim of this work is not only to reproduce the experimental data better, but also to extend our understanding of {alpha}-decay half-lives around shell closures.

Ismail, M.; Ellithi, A. Y.; Botros, M. M.; Adel, A. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University (Egypt)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Study China Programme Live and learn in China for three weeks  

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Study China Programme Live and learn in China for three weeks Study China is a unique learning, arts and business. About Study China Finance is provided by the UK government and managed Universities. Study China is in it's fourth year and has enabled over 1000 students to explore this fascinating

Oakley, Jeremy

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Structure and Evolution of a Long-Lived, Microburst-Producing Storm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes an analysis of a long-lived, microburst-producing storm that evolved within a relatively dry environment having a relatively low CAPE value of 450 J kg?1. The storm displayed a variety of kinematic and echo formations over ...

Kevin R. Knupp

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The living textbook and the K–12 classroom of the future  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Living Textbook creates a unique learning environment enabling teachers and students to use educational resources on multimedia information servers, supercomputers, parallel databases, and network testbeds. We have three innovative educational software ... Keywords: education technology, ATM, gigabit network, multimedia server, K-12, information ondemand, digital video

Kim Mills; Geoffrey Fox; Paul Coddington; Barbara Mihalas; Marek Podgorny; Barbara Shelly; Steven Bossert

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heart stopping moments with zebrafish: imaging inside the living, beating heart  

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Heart stopping moments with zebrafish: imaging inside the living, beating heart Seamless this application, enabling researchers to carry out precision "healing" studies on the moving heart by targeting of development Jonathan M. Taylor, Glasgow University d "Realtime Optical Gating for 3D Heart Imaging", Journal

Greenaway, Alan

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An airport emergency is any occasion, natural or man-made, that threatens lives,  

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An airport emergency is any occasion, natural or man-made, that threatens lives, property, or public health in and around the airport. An emergency situation could result from an aircraft incident, every airport should develop and maintain an airport emergency plan (AEP) that covers responsibilities

Minnesota, University of

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Live Status  

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Global Queue Look Scheduled Outages Outage Log Edison Login Node Status Hopper Login Node Status Hopper User Environment Monitoring Carver Login Node Status PDSF Login Node Status PDSF Monitoring Science Gateway Status Now Computing Highlights My NERSC Getting Started Computational Systems Data & File Systems Network Connections Queues and Scheduling Job Logs & Analytics Training & Tutorials Software Accounts & Allocations Policies Data Analytics & Visualization Data Management Policies Science Gateways User Surveys NERSC Users Group User Announcements Help Operations for: Passwords & Off-Hours Status 1-800-66-NERSC, option 1 or 510-486-6821 Account Support https://nim.nersc.gov accounts@nersc.gov 1-800-66-NERSC, option 2 or 510-486-8612 Consulting http://help.nersc.gov

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Chemical Activation  

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Chemical Activation of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Hydrogen Adsorption Milton R. Smith, Jr., 1 Edward W. Bittner, 1 Wei Shi, 1, 2 J. Karl Johnson, 1, 2 and Bradley C....

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Study Guides and Activities | Department of Energy  

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Education Ā» Study Guides and Activities Education Ā» Study Guides and Activities Study Guides and Activities A Toolkit for Teachers and Parents Thank you for considering fossil energy education in your classroom curriculum. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy is excited to present printable study guides and activities emphasizing the importance of coal, natural gas, and petroleum to our everyday lives. More importantly, we hope to familiarize students with the science and technologies that make using fossil fuels cleaner. We hope you find our information useful. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our educational materials, please contact us. Elementary School Coal Study Guide: Focuses on the basics of coal, history of coal use, conversion of coal into electricity, and climate change concerns.

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Single-cell NF-kB dynamics reveal digital activation and analogue information processing  

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LETTERS Single-cell NF-kB dynamics reveal digital activation and analogue information processing information to the gene expression programs by means of the transcription factor nuclear factor (NF)-kB. We measured NF-kB activity in thousands of live cells under TNF-a doses covering four orders of magnitude. We

Quake, Stephen R.

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Watch it Live at 1pm: Secretary Chu Talks "Sputnik Moment" at Press Club |  

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Watch it Live at 1pm: Secretary Chu Talks "Sputnik Moment" at Press Watch it Live at 1pm: Secretary Chu Talks "Sputnik Moment" at Press Club Watch it Live at 1pm: Secretary Chu Talks "Sputnik Moment" at Press Club November 29, 2010 - 11:39am Addthis At 1pm ET today, Secretary Chu will deliver a speech at the National Press Club in DC calling on the United States to sharply accelerate innovations in clean energy -- citing China and other countries' recent advances in clean technology as a critical "Sputnik Moment" for the U.S. The event will begin at 12:30, and Chu will deliver his remarks at 1, followed by a question and answer session. You'll be able to watch live online here. UPDATE: Follow along with Secretary Chu's "Energy Race/Sputnik Moment" powerpoint as he talks live at the Press Club right now. (PDF) , (PPT)

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Public Activities  

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publicactivities_header.jpg publicactivities_header.jpg Public Activities Citizens are encouraged to learn about the Department of Energy's programs through a variety of activities that are open to the public. Our goal is to educate citizens and seek their meaningful involvement. If you are visiting the area, the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge is the best starting point for exhibits and information about DOE programs in science, environmental management, nuclear fuel supply, and national security. Tours are conducted of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 National Security Complex and East Tennessee Technology Park during the summer months departing from the Museum. For those with more specific interests in our programs, each month we publish a calendar of public involvement activities, which identifies announcements, comment periods and public meetings of potential interest. Our Environmental Management Program has a Site Specific Advisory Board composed of area citizens who meet the second Wednesday of each month.

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ANL Activities  

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Activities of the DOD Activities of the DOD Project Office focus today on the Navy's Free Electron Laser Program Argonne Accelerator Institute Meeting June 16, 2009 2 Several Beam Activities and Interests Ongoing ļ® Terahertz sources and applications ļ® Navy Free Electron Laser (Focus area today) ļ® Free Electron Laser Applications ļ® Electromagnetic Interference Technology Review Committees ļ® Novel Fiber Optic Materials with Army Research Lab ļ® Optical Diagnostics for next-generation light sources ļ® Neutron detection schemes ļ® NATO Sensors and Electronics Panel, international field tests of directed energy source applications ļ® Controls ļ® Radiation Oncology 3 Background, Naval Directed Energy History The U.S Navy has been investigating utility of lasers since the 1960's and the

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Utility Rates API Version 2 is Live! | OpenEI Community  

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Utility Rates API Version 2 is Live! Utility Rates API Version 2 is Live! Home > Groups > Utility Rate Sfomail's picture Submitted by Sfomail(48) Member 17 May, 2013 - 11:14 API developer OpenEI update utility Utility Companies utility rate Utility Rates version 1 version 2 version 3 web service Smart meter After several months of development and testing, the next generation web service for the utility rate database is finally here! I encourage you to check out the V2 Utility Rates API at http://en.openei.org/services/doc/rest/util_rates The new API includes support for the latest V2 Utility Rates input fields (including tiered time-of-use rates, tiered demand charges, new category for lighting, and many more improvements). Just a reminder that you can view (And contribute!) rate database entries

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White House Energy Datapalooza live on Whitehouse.gov | OpenEI Community  

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White House Energy Datapalooza live on Whitehouse.gov White House Energy Datapalooza live on Whitehouse.gov Home > Blogs > Graham7781's blog Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 1 October, 2012 - 08:32 Datapalooza Energy data Energy.gov OpenEI Whitehouse.gov Today, Whitehouse.gov and Energy.gov collaborated to showcase the White House Energy Datapalooza, an event aimed at highlighting innovators and entrepreneurs that use open energy data sourced from the government. The free open energy data is being used by professionals to create and build products, services, and apps that are shaping the future of how people use energy and understand their energy bill. Informed people mean more informed decision making regarding how people use their energy, which could go a long way in reducing energy demand, putting

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Live Cell Imaging and in situ analysis of cellular responses to DNA doublestrand  

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Live Cell Imaging and in situ analysis of cellular responses to DNA double- Live Cell Imaging and in situ analysis of cellular responses to DNA double- strand breaks in mammalian cells. David J. Chen Division of Molecular Radiation Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX 75390 The integrity of the human genome is constantly threatened by internal as well as external factors with the propensity to cause DNA damage. Of the various types of DNA damage that can occur within the mammalian cell nucleus, the DNA double strand break (DSB) is perhaps the most dangerous. Estimates put the number of endogenous DSBs anywhere between 10-100 per nucleus per day. A direct link between DSBs and cancer has been surmised by researchers based upon the fact that many cancer-predisposition

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Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation: A  

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Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation: A Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation: A Database (NDP-017) DOI: 10.3334/CDIAC/lue.ndp017 data Data Contributed Jerry S. Olson1, Julia A. Watts1, and Linda J. Allison1 1Work completed while a member of the Environmental Sciences Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory Prepared by R.M. Cushman, D.P. Kaiser, S.B. Jones and L.M. Olsen. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Environmental Sciences Division OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6290 Managed by University of Tennessee-Battelle, LLC, for the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 Date Published: September, 1985 (Revised for the web: 2001) Please note that updated versions of this database are available. An updated database using the GLC2000 land cover product (ndp107b) is now

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them. A French military officer noted in 1750 that Indians living near Fort Figu  

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them. A French military officer noted in 1750 that Indians living near Fort Figure 11. Petroleum Production and Consumption them. A French military officer noted in 1750 that Indians living near Fort Figure 11. Petroleum Production and Consumption Duquesne (now the site of Pittsburgh) set fire to an oil-slicked creek as part of a religious ceremony. As settlement by Europeans proceeded, oil' was discovered in many places in northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York-to tile frequent dismay of the well-owners, who were drilling for salt brine./ >' Cons umption/ In the mid-1800s expanding uses for oil extracted from coal and shale began to hint at the value of rock oil and encouraged the search for readily accessible A Production supplies. This impetus launched the modem petroleum age, which began on a t 10 - Sunday afternoon in August 1859 at Oil Creek, near Titusville in northwestern-\

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Historic Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Data, Carried by ESnet, Lives on at  

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Historic Sudbury Historic Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Data, Carried by ESnet, Lives on at NERSC Historic Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Data, Carried by ESnet, Lives on at NERSC January 26, 2010 | Tags: Astrophysics Contact: Linda Vu, lvu@lbl.gov, +1 510 486 2402 SNO.jpg SNO onsists of an 18-meters-in-diameter stainless steel geodesic sphere inside of which is an acrylic vessel filled with 1000 tons of heavy water (deuterium oxide or D2O). Attached to the sphere are 9,522 ultra-sensitive light-sensors called photomultiplier tubes. When neutrinos passing through the heavy water interact with deuterium nuclei, flashes of light are emitted. The photomultiplier tubes detect these light flashes and convert them into electronic signals that scientists can analyze for the presence

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Effects of light water reactor coolant environment on the fatigue lives of  

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Effects of light water reactor coolant environment on the fatigue lives of Effects of light water reactor coolant environment on the fatigue lives of reactor materials July 8, 2013 A metal component can become progressively degraded, and its structural integrity can be adversely impacted when it is subjected to repeated fluctuating loads, or fatigue loading. Fatigue loadings on nuclear reactor pressure vessel components can occur because of changes in pressure and temperature caused by transients during operation, such as reactor startup or shutdown and turbine trip events. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code recognizes fatigue as a possible cause of failure of reactor materials and provides rules for designing nuclear power plant components to avoid fatigue failures. For various materials, the ASME Code defines the

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Live Q&A: Celebrating Black History Month and STEM Education | Department  

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

Q&A: Celebrating Black History Month and STEM Education Q&A: Celebrating Black History Month and STEM Education Live Q&A: Celebrating Black History Month and STEM Education February 22, 2013 - 3:14pm Q&A What questions do you have about STEM education & careers? Ask our experts Addthis Join our Google+ Hangout on increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering & math disciplines. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity. Join our Google+ Hangout on increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering & math disciplines. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Tune in February 27 at 2:30 pm ET on energy.gov/live. Email questions to newmedia@hq.doe.gov, and tweet questions to @ENERGY using #STEMHangout.

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Shell model half-lives for r-process N=82 nuclei  

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We have performed shell-model calculations of the half-lives and neutron-branching probabilities of the r-process waiting point nuclei at the magic neutron number N=82. These new calculations use a larger model space than previous shell model studies and an improved residual interaction which is adjusted to recent spectroscopic data around A=130. Our shell-model results give a good account of all experimentally known half-lives and $Q_\\beta$-values for the N=82 r-process waiting point nuclei. Our half-life predictions for the N=82 nuclei with Z=42--46 agree well with recent estimates based in the energy-density functional method.

J. J. Cuenca-Garcia; G. Martinez-Pinedo; K. Langanke; F. Nowacki; I. N. Borzov

2008-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Living Cell Cytosol Stability to Segregation and Freezing-Out:Thermodynamic aspect  

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The cytosol state in living cell is treated as homogeneous phase equilibrium with a special feature: the pressure of one phase is positive and the pressure of the other is negative. From this point of view the cytosol is neither solution nor gel (or sol as a whole) regardless its components (water and dissolved substances). This is its unique capability for selecting, sorting and transporting reagents to the proper place of the living cell without a so-called "pipeline". To base this statement the theoretical investigation of the conditions of equilibrium and stability of the medium with alternative-sign pressure is carried out under using the thermodynamic laws and the Gibbs' equilibrium criterium.

Viktor I. Laptev

2012-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

371

Measuring Lifetimes of Long-Lived Charged Massive Particles Stopped in LHC Detectors  

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Long-lived charged massive particles (CHAMPs) appear in various particle physics models beyond the standard model. In this Letter, we discuss the prospects for studying the stopping and decaying events of such long-lived CHAMPs at the LHC detectors, and show that the lifetime measurement (and the study of decay products) is possible with the LHC detectors for a wide range of the lifetime O(0.1)-O(10{sup 10}) sec, by using periods of no pp collision. Even a short lifetime of order 1 sec can be measured by (i) identifying the stopping event with the on-line event filter, (ii) immediately making a beam-dump signal which stops the pp collision of the LHC, and at the same time (iii) changing the trigger menu to optimize it for the detection of a CHAMP decay in the calorimeter. Other possibilities are also discussed.

Asai, Shoji; Shirai, Satoshi [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Hamaguchi, Koichi [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan)

2009-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous fission half-lives of nuclei in a phenomenological model  

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A simple phenomenological model, based on the \\'Swi{\\c a}tecki idea for evaluation of the spontaneous fission half-lives is proposed. The model contains only one adjustable parameter fixed to the data for even-even nuclei and two additional hindrance factors to the life-times, which give the effect of odd particles. A good agreement with the experimental data for all fissioning nuclei is achieved.

A. Zdeb; M. Warda; K. Pomorski

2013-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

373

Live Work on High Temperature Conductors: Feedback from Field Crews and Contractors  

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Live work (LW) requires contact with energized conductors. Depending on the method used for LW on overhead transmission lines, the contact is made with special LW insulating tools (hotsticking), directly with the lineman’s hands (barehanding), or both. This report documents the results of two surveys examining concerns associated with LW on high-temperature (HT) conductors, which are designed to operate—temporarily or for extended periods of time—at temperatures on the order of ...

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Triggers for displaced decays of long-lived neutral particles in the ATLAS detector  

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A set of three dedicated triggers designed to detect long-lived neutral particles decaying throughout the ATLAS detector to a pair of hadronic jets is described. The efficiencies of the triggers for selecting displaced decays as a function of the decay position are presented for simulated events. The effect of pile-up interactions on the trigger efficiencies and the dependence of the trigger rate on instantaneous luminosity during the 2012 data-taking period at the LHC are discussed.

ATLAS Collaboration

2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

375

Live Working Considerations in Design and Construction of Overhead Transmission Lines  

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Live working (LW) on overhead transmission lines is the performance of maintenance, construction, and inspection of equipment and circuits that are energized or that may become energized. This report discusses aspects of design and construction of overhead transmission lines that are important to (LW) and examines design modifications that can significantly impact the safe, efficient, and cost-effective performance of LW. This guidance should help line designers identify ways to incorporate the ...

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

376

Report on Second Activations with the Lead Slowing Down Spectrometer  

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Summary On August 18 and 19 2011, five items were irradiated with neutrons using the Lead Slowing Down Spectrometer (LSDS). After irradiation, dose measurements and gamma-spectrometry measurements were completed on all of the samples. No contamination was found on the samples, and all but one provided no dose. Gamma-spectroscopy measurements qualitatively agreed with expectations based on the materials. As during the first activation run, we observed activation in the room in general, mostly due to 56Mn and 24Na. Most of the activation of the samples was short lived, with half-lives on the scale of hours to days, except for 60Co which has a half-life of 5.3 y.

Stave, Sean C.; Mace, Emily K.; Pratt, Sharon L.; Warren, Glen A.

2012-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Tribal Summit Live: 9:30-10 AM ET Today and All Day Tomorrow | Department  

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

Tribal Summit Live: 9:30-10 AM ET Today and All Day Tomorrow Tribal Summit Live: 9:30-10 AM ET Today and All Day Tomorrow Tribal Summit Live: 9:30-10 AM ET Today and All Day Tomorrow May 4, 2011 - 8:00am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs UPDATE: We've added video from the events. Indian Energy Tribal Summit with American Indian and Alaska Native leaders kicks off this morning in Arlington, Virginia, with welcoming remarks from ARPA-E Director and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Arun Majumdar, National Nuclear Security Administration Principal Deputy Administrator Neile Miller, and Director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs Tracey LeBeau. You can watch a livestream of their talks below, from approximately 9:30 to 10 AM ET today. And then check back again tomorrow for a livestream of all of Thursday's

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"Table HC14.2 Living Space Characteristics by West Census Region, 2005"  

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

2 Living Space Characteristics by West Census Region, 2005" 2 Living Space Characteristics by West Census Region, 2005" " Million U.S. Housing Units" ,,"West Census Region" ,"U.S. Housing Units (millions)" ,,,"Census Division" ,,"Total West" "Living Space Characteristics",,,"Mountain","Pacific" "Total",111.1,24.2,7.6,16.6 "Floorspace (Square Feet)" "Total Floorspace1" "Fewer than 500",3.2,1,0.2,0.8 "500 to 999",23.8,6.3,1.4,4.9 "1,000 to 1,499",20.8,5,1.6,3.4 "1,500 to 1,999",15.4,4,1.4,2.6 "2,000 to 2,499",12.2,2.6,0.9,1.7 "2,500 to 2,999",10.3,2.4,0.9,1.4 "3,000 to 3,499",6.7,0.9,0.3,0.6 "3,500 to 3,999",5.2,0.9,0.4,0.5

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Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy for rapid screening and live-cell monitoring: application to nanotoxicology  

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A significant challenge to realize the full potential of nanotechnology for therapeutic and diagnostic applications is to understand and evaluate how live-cells interact with an external stimulus, e.g., a nanosized particle (NSP), and the toxicity and broad risk associated with these stimuli. NSPs are increasingly used in medicine with largely undetermined hazards in complex cell dynamics and environments. It is difficult to capture the complexity and dynamics of these interactions by following an omics-based approach exclusively, which are expensive and time-consuming. Additionally, this approach needs destructive sampling methods. Live-cell attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectrometry is well suited to provide noninvasive approach to provide rapid screening of cellular responses to potentially toxic NSPs or any stimuli. Herein we review the technical basis of the approach, the instrument configuration and interface with the biological media, and various effects that impact the data, data analysis, and toxicity. Our preliminary results on live-cell monitoring show promise for rapid screening the NSPs.

Sundaram, S. K.; Sacksteder, Colette A.; Weber, T. J.; Riley, Brian J.; Addleman, Raymond S.; Harrer, Bruce J.; Peterman, John W.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast nanolaser device for detecting cancer in a single live cell.  

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Emerging BioMicroNanotechnologies have the potential to provide accurate, realtime, high throughput screening of live tumor cells without invasive chemical reagents when coupled with ultrafast laser methods. These optically based methods are critical to advancing early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. The first year goals of this project are to develop a laser-based imaging system integrated with an in- vitro, live-cell, micro-culture to study mammalian cells under controlled conditions. In the second year, the system will be used to elucidate the morphology and distribution of mitochondria in the normal cell respiration state and in the disease state for normal and disease states of the cell. In this work we designed and built an in-vitro, live-cell culture microsystem to study mammalian cells under controlled conditions of pH, temp, CO2, Ox, humidity, on engineered material surfaces. We demonstrated viability of cell culture in the microsystem by showing that cells retain healthy growth rates, exhibit normal morphology, and grow to confluence without blebbing or other adverse influences of the material surfaces. We also demonstrated the feasibility of integrating the culture microsystem with laser-imaging and performed nanolaser flow spectrocytometry to carry out analysis of the cells isolated mitochondria.

Gourley, Paul Lee; McDonald, Anthony Eugene

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for a Neutral Long-Lived Particle Decaying to B-Jets  

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The existence of the Higgs boson is required by the Standard Model of particle physics, yet it has not been observed. The precise nature of the Higgs boson is unknown and the mechanism by which it interacts with known Standard Model particles is also not known. Long-lived, electrically neutral hadrons have recently been proposed in hidden-valley models and could constitute a pathway through which the Higgs boson communicates with the Standard Model. Such a scenario may provide a novel path to Higgs discovery at the Tevatron. This thesis describes a search for a neutral, long-lived particle produced in decays of Higgs bosons in p{bar p} collisions at a center-of-mass energy of {radical}s = 1.96 TeV, which decays to b-jets and lives long enough to travel at least 1.6 cm before decaying. This analysis uses 3.65 fb{sup -1} of data recorded with the Run II D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider from April 2002 to August of 2008. We perform a search for eight possible hidden-valley scenarios resulting from a Higgs decay. No significant excess over background is observed and cross-section limits are placed at 95% CL.

Johnson, Chad; /Columbia U.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tribal Summit Live: 9:30-10 AM ET Today and All Day Tomorrow | Department  

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

Tribal Summit Live: 9:30-10 AM ET Today and All Day Tomorrow Tribal Summit Live: 9:30-10 AM ET Today and All Day Tomorrow Tribal Summit Live: 9:30-10 AM ET Today and All Day Tomorrow May 4, 2011 - 8:00am Addthis Ginny Simmons Ginny Simmons Former Managing Editor for Energy.gov, Office of Public Affairs UPDATE: We've added video from the events. Indian Energy Tribal Summit with American Indian and Alaska Native leaders kicks off this morning in Arlington, Virginia, with welcoming remarks from ARPA-E Director and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Arun Majumdar, National Nuclear Security Administration Principal Deputy Administrator Neile Miller, and Director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs Tracey LeBeau. You can watch a livestream of their talks below, from approximately 9:30 to 10 AM ET today. And then check back again tomorrow for a livestream of all of Thursday's

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Activity report  

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This report is aimed to show the author's activities to support the LDRD. The title is 'Investigation of the Double-C Behavior in the Pu-Ga Time-Temperature-Transformation Diagram' The sections are: (1) Sample Holder Test; (2) Calculation of x-ray diffraction patterns; (3) Literature search and preparing publications; (4) Tasks Required for APS Experiments; and (5) Communications.

Yu, S W

2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

384

Laboratory Activities  

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This chapter summarizes the laboratory activities performed by PNNL’s Vadose Zone Characterization Project in support of the Tank Farm Vadose Zone Program, led by CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. The results of these studies are contained in numerous reports (Lindenmeier et al. 2002; Serne et al. 2002a, 2002b, 2002c, 2002d, 2002e; Lindenmeier et al. 2003; Serne et al. 2004a, 2004b; Brown et al. 2005, 2006a, 2007; Serne et al. 2007) and have generated much of the data reported in Chapter 22 (Geochemistry-Contaminant Movement), Appendix G (Geochemistry-Contaminant Movement), and Cantrell et al. (2007, SST WMA Geochemistry Data Package – in preparation). Sediment samples and characterization results from PNNL’s Vadose Zone Characterization Project are also shared with other science and technology (S&T) research projects, such as those summarized in Chapter 12 (Associated Science Activities).

Brown, Christopher F.; Serne, R. Jeffrey

2008-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Fixed Monthly Living Expense Payments at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, INS-L-11-05  

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Fixed Monthly Living Expense Fixed Monthly Living Expense Payments at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory INS-L-11-05 September 2011 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 September 21, 2011 MEMORANDUM FOR MANAGER, LIVERMORE SITE OFFICE FROM: Sandra D. Bruce Assistant Inspector General for Inspections SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Fixed Monthly Living Expense Payments at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory" BACKGROUND The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is a Department of Energy (Department) laboratory managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the Department's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Livermore's mission is to ensure the safety and security of the nation through applied science and technology in key

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Live Operation Data Collection Optimization and Communication for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s Rail Test Center  

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For the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s Rail Test Center (i.e., DNDO’s RTC), port operation knowledge with flexible collection tools and technique are essential in both technology testing design and implementation intended for live operational settings. Increased contextual data, flexibility in procedures, and rapid availability of information are keys to addressing the challenges of optimization, validation, and analysis within live operational setting data collection. These concepts need to be integrated into technology testing designs, data collection, validation, and analysis processes. A modified data collection technique with a two phased live operation test method is proposed.

Gelston, Gariann M.

2010-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

387

Central Activator Keeps the Circadian Clock Ticking  

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Central Activator Keeps the Circadian Clock Ticking Print Central Activator Keeps the Circadian Clock Ticking Print Most living organisms have adapted their physiology and behavior to match the daily cycle of light and dark generated by the rotation of the earth, operating with a period of approximately 24 hours. Molecular machines in cells ultimately control such rhythmic behavior, the details of which-the "circadian clock"-are largely conserved. To understand the inner workings of the circadian clock, researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Howard Hughes Medical Institute used ALS Beamline 8.2.1 to determine the three-dimensional structure of the transcriptional activator CLOCK:BMAL1 complex, the central positive component of the mammalian circadian clock.

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DOE Co-Spnsors Earth Day Activities  

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DOE Co-Sponsors Earth Day Activities DOE Co-Sponsors Earth Day Activities Free trees and native plants are available to the first participants at the Idaho Falls Earth Day festivities in Tautphaus Park. There are a number of educational and environmentally-oriented activities for children at the Earth Day celebration. This year's Earth Day in April marks the 38th celebration of its kind since former Senator Gaylord Nelson first set aside the day in 1970 to honor the environment in which we live. Now Earth Day has expanded across the globe as nearly over a billion people celebrate with events, both large and small, in nearly 200 hundred different countries. Idaho Falls will join the celebration on Saturday, April 26 at the Tautphaus Park Zoo and Hockey Shelter. The Idaho Falls Earth Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to

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Central Activator Keeps the Circadian Clock Ticking  

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Central Activator Keeps the Circadian Clock Ticking Print Central Activator Keeps the Circadian Clock Ticking Print Most living organisms have adapted their physiology and behavior to match the daily cycle of light and dark generated by the rotation of the earth, operating with a period of approximately 24 hours. Molecular machines in cells ultimately control such rhythmic behavior, the details of which-the "circadian clock"-are largely conserved. To understand the inner workings of the circadian clock, researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Howard Hughes Medical Institute used ALS Beamline 8.2.1 to determine the three-dimensional structure of the transcriptional activator CLOCK:BMAL1 complex, the central positive component of the mammalian circadian clock.

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How to Live Well Without Owning a Car: Save Money, Breathe Easier, and Get More Mileage Out of Life By Chris Balish  

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Live Well Without Owning a Car: Save Money, Breathe Easier,Live Well Without Owning a Car: Save Money, Breathe Easier,mere thought of not owning a car in the United States today

Wong, Carleton

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Living With Fear: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes about Peace, Justice, and Social Reconstruction in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo  

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LIVING WITH FE A R table 29: truth-seeking mechanisms Northof Congo table 30: participation in truth-seeking mechanismestablishing the truth (20%). LIVING WITH FE A R table 15:

Vinck, Patrick; Pham, Phuong; Baldo, Suliman; Shigekane, Rachel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

AttrActive Windows: Dynamic Windows for Digital Bulletin Boards  

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In this paper we describe AttrActive Windows, a novel interface for presenting live, interactive, multimedia content on a network of public, digital, bulletin boards. Implementing a paper flyer metaphor, AttrActive Windows are paper-like in appearance and are attached to a virtual corkboard by virtual pushpins. Windows can therefore appear in different orientations, creating an attractive, informal look. Attractive Windows can also have autonomous behaviors that are consistent with the corkboard metaphor, like fluttering in the wind. We describe the AttrActive Windows prototype, and offer the results of an initial evaluative user study.

Laurent Denoue; Les Nelson; Elizabeth Churchill

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing new optical imaging techniques for single particle and molecule tracking in live cells  

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Differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy is a far-field as well as wide-field optical imaging technique. Since it is non-invasive and requires no sample staining, DIC microscopy is suitable for tracking the motion of target molecules in live cells without interfering their functions. In addition, high numerical aperture objectives and condensers can be used in DIC microscopy. The depth of focus of DIC is shallow, which gives DIC much better optical sectioning ability than those of phase contrast and dark field microscopies. In this work, DIC was utilized to study dynamic biological processes including endocytosis and intracellular transport in live cells. The suitability of DIC microscopy for single particle tracking in live cells was first demonstrated by using DIC to monitor the entire endocytosis process of one mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) into a live mammalian cell. By taking advantage of the optical sectioning ability of DIC, we recorded the depth profile of the MSN during the endocytosis process. The shape change around the nanoparticle due to the formation of a vesicle was also captured. DIC microscopy was further modified that the sample can be illuminated and imaged at two wavelengths simultaneously. By using the new technique, noble metal nanoparticles with different shapes and sizes were selectively imaged. Among all the examined metal nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles in rod shapes were found to be especially useful. Due to their anisotropic optical properties, gold nanorods showed as diffraction-limited spots with disproportionate bright and dark parts that are strongly dependent on their orientation in the 3D space. Gold nanorods were developed as orientation nanoprobes and were successfully used to report the self-rotation of gliding microtubules on kinesin coated substrates. Gold nanorods were further used to study the rotational motions of cargoes during the endocytosis and intracellular transport processes in live mammalian cells. New rotational information was obtained: (1) during endocytosis, cargoes lost their rotation freedom at the late stage of internalization; (2) cargoes performed train-like motion when they were transported along the microtubule network by motor proteins inside live cells; (3) During the pause stage of fast axonal transport, cargoes were still bound to the microtubule tracks by motor proteins. Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) is another non-invasive and far-field optical imaging technique. Because of its near-field illumination mechanism, TIRFM has better axial resolution than epi-fluorescence microscopy and confocal microscopy. In this work, an auto-calibrated, prism type, angle-scanning TIRFM instrument was built. The incident angle can range from subcritical angles to nearly 90{sup o}, with an angle interval less than 0.2{sup o}. The angle precision of the new instrument was demonstrated through the finding of the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) angle of metal film coated glass slide. The new instrument improved significantly the precision in determining the axial position. As a result, the best obtained axial resolution was {approx} 8 nm, which is better than current existing instruments similar in function. The instrument was further modified to function as a pseudo TIRF microscope. The illumination depth can be controlled by changing the incident angle of the excitation laser beam or adjusting the horizontal position of the illumination laser spot on the prism top surface. With the new technique, i.e., variable-illumination-depth pseudo TIRF microscopy, the whole cell body from bottom to top was scanned.

Sun, Wei

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Experiments on the Mechanisms for the Development and Maintenance of Long-Lived Squall Lines in Dry Environments  

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The mechanisms responsible for the development and maintenance of long-lived squall lines in dry environments are investigated through two-dimensional numerical experiments by using a nonhydrostatic cloud model. The squall line environments are ...

Tetsuya Takemi; Takehiko Satomura

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

The Role of Convectively Generated Rear-Inflow Jets in the Evolution of Long-Lived Mesoconvective Systems  

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In this study, the structure of convectively generated rear-inflow jets and their role in the evolution of long-lived mesoconvective systems are investigated through an analysis of idealized three-dimensional simulations using a nonhydrostatic ...

Morris L. Weisman

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition on Living Substrates: Development, Characterization, and Biological Applications  

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This dissertation proposed the idea of “plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition on living substrates (PECVD on living substrates)” to bridge the gap between the thin film deposition technology and the biological and living substrates. This study focuses on the establishment of the knowledge and techniques necessary to perform “PECVD on living substrates” and contains three main aspects: development, characterization, and biological applications. First, a PECVD tool which can operate in ambient air and at low temperature was developed using a helium dielectric barrier discharge jet (DBD jet). It was demonstrated that various materials, such as polymeric, metallic, and composite films, can be readily synthesized through this technique. Second, the PMMA and copper films deposited using DBD jets were characterized. High-rate (22 nm/s), low-temperature (39 ŗC) PMMA deposition was achieved and the film surface morphology can be tailored by altering the discharge power. Conductive copper films with an electrical resistivity lower than 1×10-7 ohm-m were obtained through hydrogen reduction. Both PMMA and copper films can be grown on temperature-sensitive substrates, such as plastics, pork skin, and even fingernail. The electrical, optical, and imaging characterization of the DBD jets was also conducted and several new findings were reported. Multiple short-duration current pulses instead of only one broad pulse per half voltage cycle were observed when a dielectric substrate was employed. Each short-duration current pulse is induced by a leading ionization wave followed by the formation of a plasma channel. Precursor addition further changed the temporal sequence of the pulses. An increase in the power led to a mode change from a diffuse DBD jet to a concentrated one. This mode change showed significant dependence on the precursor type, tube size, and electrode configuration. These findings regarding the discharge characteristics can thus facilitate the development of DBD-jet operation strategies to improve the deposition efficacy. Finally, this technique was used to grow PMMA films onto agar to demonstrate one of its potential biological applications: sterile bandage deposition. The DBD jet with the film depositing ability enabled the surface to be not only efficiently sanitized but also protected by a coating from being reached by bacteria.

Tsai, Tsung-Chan 1982-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Multi-particle correlation function to study short-lived nuclei  

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Unstable 10C nuclei are produced as quasi-projectiles in 12C+24Mg collisions at E/A = 53 and 95 MeV. The decay of their short-lived states is studied with the INDRA multidetector array via multi-particle correlation functions. The obtained results show that heavy-ion collisions can be used as a tool to access spectroscopic information of unbound states in exotic nuclei, such as their energies and the relative importance of different sequential decay widths.

Grenier, F; Roy, R; Verde, G; Thériault, D; Frankland, J D; Wieleczko, J P; Borderie, B; Bougault, R; Dayras, R; Galķchet, E; Guinet, D; Lautesse, P; Neindre, N Le; López, O; Moisan, J; Nalpas, L; Napolitani, P; Pārlog, M; Rivet, M F; Rosato, E; Tamain, B; Vient, E; Vigilante, M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Multi-particle correlation function to study short-lived nuclei  

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Unstable 10C nuclei are produced as quasi-projectiles in 12C+24Mg collisions at E/A = 53 and 95 MeV. The decay of their short-lived states is studied with the INDRA multidetector array via multi-particle correlation functions. The obtained results show that heavy-ion collisions can be used as a tool to access spectroscopic information of unbound states in exotic nuclei, such as their energies and the relative importance of different sequential decay widths.

F. Grenier; A. Chbihi; R. Roy; G. Verde; D. Thériault; J. D. Frankland; J. P. Wieleczko; B. Borderie; R. Bougault; R. Dayras; E. Galichet; D. Guinet; P. Lautesse; N. Le Neindre; O. Lopez; J. Moisan; L. Nalpas; P. Napolitani; M. Parlog; M. F. Rivet; E. Rosato; B. Tamain; E. Vient; M. Vigilante

2008-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

399

Mechanical Tests on Live Working Tools: Bending and Shock Loading Tests  

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Live working tools and equipment are often exposed to harsh conditions during use that cause aging or deterioration of their inherent integrity. However, little is known in general about rates of aging or deterioration, and there are no general quantitative guidelines for determining the "end of life" of a tool or other piece of equipment, i.e., when it should be retired from service. EPRI is continuing research and testing to help close this knowledge gap. This report summarizes work performed on this ...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole-body effective half-lives for radiolabeled antibodies and related issues  

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Radiolabeled antibodies (RABs) are being developed and used in medical imaging and therapy in rapidly increasing numbers. Data on the whole body half effective half-lives were calculated from external dose rates obtained from attending physicians and radiation safety officers at participating institutions. Calculations were made using exponential regression analysis of data from patients receiving single and multiple administrations. Theses data were analyzed on the basis of age, sex, isotope label, radiation energy, antibody type, disease treated, administration method, and number of administrations.

Kaurin, D.G.L.; Carsten, A.L.; Baum, J.W.; Barber, D.E.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Long-lived staus from strong production in a simplified model approach  

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We study the phenomenology of a supersymmetric scenario where the next-to-lightest superparticle is the lighter stau and long-lived due to a very weakly coupled lightest superparticle, such as the gravitino. We investigate the LHC sensitivity and its dependence on the superparticle spectrum with an emphasis on strong production and decay. We do not assume any high-scale model for SUSY breaking but work along the lines of simplified models. Devising cuts that yield a large detection efficiency in the whole parameter space, we determine the LHC's discovery and exclusion potential in the m_squark-m_gluino plane.

Heisig, Jan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Search for long-lived isomeric states in neutron-deficient thorium isotopes  

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The discovery of naturally occurring long-lived isomeric states (t_1/2 > 10^8 yr) in the neutron-deficient isotopes 211,213,217,218Th [A. Marinov et al., Phys. Rev. C 76, 021303(R) (2007)] was reexamined using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). Because AMS does not suffer from molecular isobaric background in the detection system, it is an extremely sensitive technique. Despite our up to two orders of magnitude higher sensitivity we cannot confirm the discoveries of neutron-deficient thorium isotopes and provide upper limits for their abundances.

J. Lachner; I. Dillmann; T. Faestermann; G. Korschinek; M. Poutivtsev; G. Rugel

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

DNA Activity  

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DNA Activity DNA Activity Name: Sara Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Is DNA an anion or a cation? I thought since it was negatively charged it was an anion but mt teacher in class today said it was a cation because negatively charged molecules logically migrate to the positively charged plate of the cathode, ie molecules that migrate towards a cathode are cations. Where is the error in my logic or there error in my logic? Replies: DNA is negatively charged due to the phosphate ions present in the ribose-phosphate backbone. It moves towards the positive pole during electrophoresis. The definition kation/anion is confusing because: 1. a cation moves to the cathode 2. the cathode is negative, thus 3. a cation is positive DNA is an anion. The confusion is that a cathode is negative, but a cation is positively charged. For that reason these terms are not generally used in this context.

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We Want to Hear From You: Live Twitter Q&A Tuesday at Noon | Department of  

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Want to Hear From You: Live Twitter Q&A Tuesday at Noon Want to Hear From You: Live Twitter Q&A Tuesday at Noon We Want to Hear From You: Live Twitter Q&A Tuesday at Noon March 19, 2012 - 11:07am Addthis Visit twitter.com/energy to join our live Twitter Q&A on Tuesday, March 20, at noon ET. Visit twitter.com/energy to join our live Twitter Q&A on Tuesday, March 20, at noon ET. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? To join our live Q&A, visit twitter.com/energy on March 20 at 12 PM ET. Submit questions in advance by tweeting your question to @ENERGY using the #askENERGY hashtag. Have questions about our efforts to promote alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and fuel efficiency? Then join us at 12PM ET on Tuesday, March

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We Want to Hear From You: Live Twitter Q&A Tuesday at Noon | Department of  

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We Want to Hear From You: Live Twitter Q&A Tuesday at Noon We Want to Hear From You: Live Twitter Q&A Tuesday at Noon We Want to Hear From You: Live Twitter Q&A Tuesday at Noon March 19, 2012 - 11:07am Addthis Visit twitter.com/energy to join our live Twitter Q&A on Tuesday, March 20, at noon ET. Visit twitter.com/energy to join our live Twitter Q&A on Tuesday, March 20, at noon ET. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? To join our live Q&A, visit twitter.com/energy on March 20 at 12 PM ET. Submit questions in advance by tweeting your question to @ENERGY using the #askENERGY hashtag. Have questions about our efforts to promote alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and fuel efficiency? Then join us at 12PM ET on Tuesday, March

406

Method for detection of long-lived radioisotopes in small biochemical samples  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a method for detection of long-lived radioisotopes in small bio-chemical samples, comprising: a. selecting a biological host in which radioisotopes are present in concentrations equal to or less than those in the ambient biosphere, b. preparing a long-lived radioisotope labeled reactive chemical specie, c. administering said chemical specie to said biologist host in doses sufficiently low to avoid significant overt damage to the biological system thereof, d. allowing a period of time to elapse sufficient for dissemination and interaction of said chemical specie with said host throughout said biological system of said host, e. isolating a reacted fraction of the biological substance from said host in a manner sufficient to avoid contamination of said substance from extraneous sources, f. converting said fraction of biological substance by suitable means to a material which efficiently produces charged ions in at least one of several possible ion sources without introduction of significant isotopic fractionation, and, g. measuring the radioisotope concentration in said material by means of direct isotopic counting.

Turteltaub, Kenneth W. (Livermore, CA); Vogel, John S. (Union City, CA); Felton, James S. (Danville, CA); Gledhill, Barton L. (Alamo, CA); Davis, Jay C. (Livermore, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

In situ Observation of Sulfur in Living Mammalian Cells: Uptake of Taurine  

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In situ Observation of Sulfur in Living In situ Observation of Sulfur in Living Mammalian Cells: Uptake of Taurine into MDCK Cells Sulfur is essential for life. It plays important roles in the amino acids methionine and cysteine, and has a structural function in disulfide bonds. As a component of iron-sulfur clusters it takes part in electron and sulfur transfer reactions.1 Glutathione, a sulfur-containing tripeptide, is an important part of biological antioxidant systems.2 Another example for the biological relevance of sulfur is the amino acid taurine, which is present in high concentrations in algae and the animal kingdom. Taurine has been implicated in a range of physiological phenomena, but its osmolytic role in cell volume regulation has been studied in greatest detail.3 In situ information on sulfur is rare despite its important biological role. This is due to the fact that sulfur is not easily accessible with most biophysical techniques. In recent years, sulfur x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) has become increasingly important in the study of sulfur species in biological systems.4 The near-edge region of the XAS spectrum is a sensitive probe of electronic structure and hence chemical form.5

408

Proactive Process-Level Live Migration and Back Migration in HPC Environments  

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As the number of nodes in high-performance computing environments keeps increasing, faults are becoming common place. Reactive fault tolerance (FT) often does not scale due to massive I/O requirements and relies on manual job resubmission. This work complements reactive with proactive FT at the process level. Through health monitoring, a subset of node failures can be anticipated when one's health deteriorates. A novel process-level live migration mechanism supports continued execution of applications during much of process migration. This scheme is integrated into an MPI execution environment to transparently sustain health-inflicted node failures, which eradicates the need to restart and requeue MPI jobs. Experiments indicate that 1-6.5 s of prior warning are required to successfully trigger live process migration while similar operating system virtualization mechanisms require 13-24 s. This self-healing approach complements reactive FT by nearly cutting the number of checkpoints in half when 70% of the faults are handled proactively. The work also provides a novel back migration approach to eliminate load imbalance or bottlenecks caused by migrated tasks. Experiments indicate the larger the amount of outstanding execution, the higher the benefit due to back migration.

Wang, Chao [ORNL; Mueller, Frank [North Carolina State University; Engelmann, Christian [ORNL; Scott, Stephen L [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

The cytoplasm of living cells: A functional mixture of thousands of components  

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Inside every living cell is the cytoplasm: a fluid mixture of thousands of different macromolecules, predominantly proteins. This mixture is where most of the biochemistry occurs that enables living cells to function, and it is perhaps the most complex liquid on earth. Here we take an inventory of what is actually in this mixture. Recent genome-sequencing work has given us for the first time at least some information on all of these thousands of components. Having done so we consider two physical phenomena in the cytoplasm: diffusion and possible phase separation. Diffusion is slower in the highly crowded cytoplasm than in dilute solution. Reasonable estimates of this slowdown can be obtained and their consequences explored, for example, monomer-dimer equilibria are established approximately twenty times slower than in a dilute solution. Phase separation in all except exceptional cells appears not to be a problem, despite the high density and so strong protein-protein interactions present. We suggest that this may be partially a byproduct of the evolution of other properties, and partially a result of the huge number of components present.

Richard P. Sear

2005-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

410

Method for detection of long-lived radioisotopes in small biochemical samples  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a method for detection of long-lived radioisotopes in small biochemical samples, comprising: a. selecting a biological host in which radioisotopes are present in concentrations equal to or less than those in the ambient biosphere, b. preparing a long-lived radioisotope labeled reactive chemical specie, c. administering the chemical specie to the biologist host in doses sufficiently low to avoid significant overt damage to the biological system, d. allowing a period of time to elapse sufficient for dissemination and interaction of the chemical specie with the host throughout the biological system of the host, e. isolating a reacted fraction of the biological substance from the host in a manner sufficient to avoid contamination of the substance from extraneous sources, f. converting the fraction of biological substance by suitable means to a material which efficiently produces charged ions in at least one of several possible ion sources without introduction of significant isotopic fractionation, and, g. measuring the radioisotope concentration in the material by means of direct isotopic counting. 5 figs.

Turteltaub, K.W.; Vogel, J.S.; Felton, J.S.; Gledhill, B.L.; Davis, J.C.

1994-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

411

The Irradiation Origin of Beryllium Radioisotopes and Other Short-lived Radionuclides  

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Two explanations exist for the short-lived radionuclides present in the solar system when the CAIs first formed. They originated either from the ejecta of a supernova or by the in situ irradiation of nebular dust by energetic particles. With a half-life of only 53 days, Beryllium-7 is then the key discriminant, since it can be made only by irradiation. We calculate the yield of Be-7. Within model uncertainties associated mainly with nuclear cross sections, we obtain agreement with the experimental value. Moreover, if Be-7 and Be-10 have the same origin, the irradiation time must be short. The x-wind model provides a natural astrophysical setting that gives the requisite conditions. The decoupling of the Al-26 and Be-10 observed in some rare CAIs receives a quantitative explanation when rare gradual events are considered. Finally, we show that the presence of supernova-produced Fe-60 in the solar accretion disk does not necessarily mean that other short-lived radionuclides have a stellar origin.

Matthieu Gounelle; Frank H. Shu; Hsien Shang; A. E. Glassgold; K. E. Rehm; Typhoon Lee

2005-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

412

Real-Time Gene Expression Profiling of Live Shewanella Oneidensis Cells  

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The overall objective of this proposal is to make real-time observations of gene expression in live Shewanella oneidensis cells with high sensitivity and high throughput. Gene expression, a central process to all life, is stochastic because most genes often exist in one or two copies per cell. Although the central dogma of molecular biology has been proven beyond doubt, due to insufficient sensitivity, stochastic protein production has not been visualized in real time in an individual cell at the single-molecule level. We report the first direct observation of single protein molecules as they are generated, one at a time in a single live E. coli cell, yielding quantitative information about gene expression [Science 2006; 311: 1600-1603]. We demonstrated a general strategy for live-cell single-molecule measurements: detection by localization. It is difficult to detect single fluorescence protein molecules inside cytoplasm - their fluorescence is spread by fast diffusion to the entire cell and overwhelmed by the strong autofluorescence. We achieved single-molecule sensitivity by immobilizing the fluorescence protein on the cell membrane, where the diffusion is much slowed. We learned that under the repressed condition protein molecules are produced in bursts, with each burst originating from a stochastically-transcribed single messenger RNA molecule, and that protein copy numbers in the bursts follow a geometric distribution. We also simultaneously published a paper reporting a different method using ?-glactosidase as a reporter [Nature 440, 358 (2006)]. Many important proteins are expressed at low levels, inaccessible by previous proteomic techniques. Both papers allowed quantification of protein expression with unprecedented sensitivity and received overwhelming acclaim from the scientific community. The Nature paper has been identified as one of the most-cited papers in the past year [http://esi-topics.com/]. We have also an analytical framework describing the steady-state distribution of protein concentration in live cells, considering that protein production occurs in random bursts with an exponentially distributed number of molecules. This model allows for the extraction of kinetic parameters of gene expression from steady-state distributions of protein concentration in a cell population, which are available from single cell data obtained by fluorescence microscopy. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 168302 (2006)]. A major objective in the Genome to Life (GtL) program is to monitor and understand the gene expression profile of a complete bacterial genome. We developed genetic and imaging methods for sensitive protein expression profiling in individual S. oneidensis cell. We have made good progress in constructing YFP-library with several hundred chromosomal fusion proteins and studied protein expression profiling in living Shewanella oneidensis cells. Fluorescence microscopy revealed the average abundance of specific proteins, as well as their noise in gene expression level across a population. We also explored ways to adapt our fluorescence measurement for other growth conditions, such as anaerobic growth.

Xiaoliang Sunney Xie

2009-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

413

Domain analysis for estrogen receptor/Sp1-mediated transactivation and detection of estrogen receptor/Sp1 protein interactions in living cells  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Estrogen Receptor ? (ER?)/Sp1 activation of GC-rich gene promoters in breast cancer cells is dependent, in part, on the activation function 1 (AF1) of ER?. This study investigates contributions of the DNA binding domain (C) and AF2 (DEF) regions of ER? on activation of ER?/Sp1. 17Beta-estradiol (E2) and the antiestrogens 4-hydroxytamoxifen and ICI 182,780 induced reporter gene activity in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells cotransfected with human or mouse ER? (hER? or MOR), but not ER? and GC-rich constructs containing three tandem Sp1 binding sites (pSp13) or other E2-responsive GC-rich promoters. Estrogen and antiestrogen activation of hER?/Sp1 was dependent on overlapping and different regions of the C, D, E, and F domains of ER?. Antiestrogen-induced activation of hER?/Sp1 was lost using hER? mutants deleted in zinc finger 1 (amino acids (aa) 185-205), zinc finger 2 (aa 218-245), and the hinge/helix 1 (aa 265-330) domains. In contrast with antiestrogens, E2-dependent activation of hER?/Sp1 required the C-terminal F domain (aa 579-595), which contains a ?-strand structural motif. Moreover, in peptide competition experiments overexpression of NR-box peptides inhibits E2-induced luciferase activity of pERE3, which contains three tandem repeats of consensus ERE sites, whereas E2-induced hER?/Sp1 action was not inhibited by NR-box peptide expression. In contrast, overexpression of a C-terminal (aa 575-595) F domain peptide specifically blocked E2-dependent activation of hER?/Sp1, but not on activation of pERE3, suggesting that F domain interactions with nuclear cofactors are specifically required for ER?/Sp1 action. Furthermore, direct physical interactions between hER? and Sp1 protein in vivo have been investigated by using Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) microscopy and image analysis. Consistent with results from transient transfection assay, E2, 4OHT, and ICI enhanced hER?/Sp1 interactions in living cells and these interactions were also confirmed by coimmunoprecipitation. In addition, endogenous hER?/Sp1 action was evaluated by using si RNA for Sp1 and a significant decrease in ligand-induced hER?/Sp1 action was observed after decreased Sp1 expression.

Kim, KyoungHyun

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Influence of gamma irradiation on the metabolic activity of sulfate-reducing bacteria  

SciTech Connect

When water is pumped into oil-bearing seams to increase oil production, the microorganisms in the injected water fall into favorable ecological conditions and, quickly adapting, form a biocenosis and begin to actively develop. Among the anaerobic microorganisms, the most hazardous from the corrosion viewpoint are the sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), which are the main producers of hydrogen sulfide as the product of anaerobic respiration. This paper reports on the effect of gamma rays on the metabolic study of SRB Desulfovibrio desulfuricans in the nutrient medium Postgate B. The radioactive source used is a /sup 60/CoK-125 unit with a power of 700 rad/sec. The required dose of gamma rays was calculated from the exposure times of samples with the test medium in the radiation zone o the isotope /sup 60/Co. The criterion characterizing the effectiveness of suppression of development of the bacteria is the concentration of biogenic hydrogen sulfide produced, as determined by iodometric titration.

Agaev, N.M.; Guseinov, M.M.; Smorodin, A.E.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Testing, Modeling, and Monitoring to Enable Simpler, Cheaper, Longer-Lived Surface Caps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Society has and will continue to generate hazardous wastes whose risks must be managed. For exceptionally toxic, long-lived, and feared waste, the solution is deep burial, e.g., deep geological disposal at Yucca Mtn. For some waste, recycle or destruction/treatment is possible. The alternative for other wastes is storage at or near the ground level (in someone’s back yard); most of these storage sites include a surface barrier (cap) to prevent downward water migration. Some of the hazards will persist indefinitely. As society and regulators have demanded additional proof that caps are robust against more threats and for longer time periods, the caps have become increasingly complex and expensive. As in other industries, increased complexity will eventually increase the difficulty in estimating performance, in monitoring system/component performance, and in repairing or upgrading barriers as risks are managed. An approach leading to simpler, less expensive, longer-lived, more manageable caps is needed. Our project, which started in April 2002, aims to catalyze a Barrier Improvement Cycle (iterative learning and application) and thus enable Remediation System Performance Management (doing the right maintenance neither too early nor too late). The knowledge gained and the capabilities built will help verify the adequacy of past remedial decisions, improve barrier management, and enable improved solutions for future decisions. We believe it will be possible to develop simpler, longer-lived, less expensive caps that are easier to monitor, manage, and repair. The project is planned to: a) improve the knowledge of degradation mechanisms in times shorter than service life; b) improve modeling of barrier degradation dynamics; c) develop sensor systems to identify early degradation; and d) provide a better basis for developing and testing of new barrier systems. This project combines selected exploratory studies (benchtop and field scale), coupled effects accelerated aging testing at the intermediate meso-scale, testing of new monitoring concepts, and modeling of dynamic systems. The emphasis on meso-scale (coupled) tests, accelerated effects testing, and dynamic modeling differentiates the project from other efforts, while simultaneously building on that body of knowledge. The performance of evapotranspiration, capillary, and grout-based barriers is being examined. To date, the project can report new approaches to the problem, building new experimental and modeling capabilities, and a few preliminary results.

Piet, Steven James; Breckenridge, Robert Paul; Burns, Douglas Edward

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Testing, Modeling, and Monitoring to Enable Simpler, Cheaper, Longer-lived Surface Caps  

SciTech Connect

Society has and will continue to generate hazardous wastes whose risks must be managed. For exceptionally toxic, long-lived, and feared waste, the solution is deep burial, e.g., deep geological disposal at Yucca Mtn. For some waste, recycle or destruction/treatment is possible. The alternative for other wastes is storage at or near the ground level (in someone's back yard); most of these storage sites include a surface barrier (cap) to prevent downward water migration. Some of the hazards will persist indefinitely. As society and regulators have demanded additional proof that caps are robust against more threats and for longer time periods, the caps have become increasingly complex and expensive. As in other industries, increased complexity will eventually increase the difficulty in estimating performance, in monitoring system/component performance, and in repairing or upgrading barriers as risks are managed. An approach leading to simpler, less expensive, longer-lived, more manageable caps is needed. Our project, which started in April 2002, aims to catalyze a Barrier Improvement Cycle (iterative learning and application) and thus enable Remediation System Performance Management (doing the right maintenance neither too early nor too late). The knowledge gained and the capabilities built will help verify the adequacy of past remedial decisions, improve barrier management, and enable improved solutions for future decisions. We believe it will be possible to develop simpler, longer-lived, less expensive caps that are easier to monitor, manage, and repair. The project is planned to: (a) improve the knowledge of degradation mechanisms in times shorter than service life; (b) improve modeling of barrier degradation dynamics; (c) develop sensor systems to identify early degradation; and (d) provide a better basis for developing and testing of new barrier systems. This project combines selected exploratory studies (benchtop and field scale), coupled effects accelerated aging testing at the intermediate meso-scale, testing of new monitoring concepts, and modeling of dynamic systems. The emphasis on meso-scale (coupled) tests, accelerated effects testing, and dynamic modeling differentiates the project from other efforts, while simultaneously building on that body of knowledge. The performance of evapotranspiration, capillary, and grout-based barriers is being examined. To date, the project can report new approaches to the problem, building new experimental and modeling capabilities, and a few preliminary results.

Piet, S. J.; Breckenridge, R. P.; Burns, D. E.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

417

Living in a Materials World: Materials Science Engineering Professional Development for K-12 Educators  

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Advances in materials science are fundamental to technological developments and have broad societal impacs. For example, a cellular phone is composed of a polymer case, liquid crystal displays, LEDs, silicon chips, Ni-Cd batteries, resistors, capacitors, speakers, microphones all of which have required advances in materials science to be compacted into a phone which is typically smaller than a deck of cards. Like many technological developments, cellular phones have become a ubiquitous part of society, and yet most people know little about the materials science associated with their manufacture. The probable condition of constrained knowledge of materials science was the motivation for developing and offering a 20 hour fourday course called 'Living in a Materials World.' In addition, materials science provides a connection between our every day experiences and the work of scientists and engineers. The course was offered as part of a larger K-12 teacher professional development project and was a component of a week-long summer institute designed specifically for upper elementary and middle school teachers which included 20 hour content strands, and 12 hours of plenary sessions, planning, and collaborative sharing. The focus of the institute was on enhancing teacher content knowledge in STEM, their capacity for teaching using inquiry, their comfort and positive attitudes toward teaching STEM, their knowledge of how people learn, and strategies for integrating STEM throughout the curriculum. In addition to the summer institute the participating teachers were provided with a kit of about $300 worth of materials and equipment to use to implement the content they learned in their classrooms. As part of this professional development project the participants were required to design and implement 5 lesson plans with their students this fall and report on the results, as part of the continuing education course associated with the project. 'Living in a Materials World' was one of the fifteen content strands offered at the institute. The summer institute participants were pre/post tested on their comfort with STEM, their perceptions of STEM education, their pedagogical discontentment, their implementations of inquiry, their attitudes toward student learning of STEM, and their content knowledge associated with their specific content strand. The results from our research indicate a significant increase in content knowledge (t = 11.36, p < .01) for the Living in a Materials World strand participants. Overall the summer institute participants were found to have significant increases in their comfort levels for teaching STEM (t = 10.94, p < .01), in inquiry implementation (t = 5.72, p < .01) and efficacy for teaching STEM (t = 6.27, p < .01) and significant decrease in pedagogical discontentment (t = -6.26, p < .01).

Anne Seifert; Louis Nadelson

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Biomass growth restriction in a packed bed reactor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

When carrying out continuous biologically catalyzed reactions with anaerobic microorganisms attached to a support in an upflow packed bed column, growth of the microorganisms is restricted to prevent the microorganisms from plugging the column by limiting the availability of an essential nutrient and/or by the presence of predatory protozoa which consume the anaerobic microorganisms. A membrane disruptive detergent may be provided in the column to lyse dead microorganisms to make them available as nutrients for live microorganisms.

Griffith, William L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Compere, Alicia L. (Knoxville, TN)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

DOE Solar Decathlon: University of Colorado at Boulder: Living in a  

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Colorado's competition-winning house integrated into the Larson home in Golden, Colorado. Colorado's competition-winning house integrated into the Larson home in Golden, Colorado. Enlarge image BASE+ has been integrated into the home of Ronal and Gretchen Larson in Golden, Colorado. (Credit: Carol Anna/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) Who: University of Colorado at Boulder What: BASE+ House Where: Private residence Golden, CO 80401 Map This House Public tours: Call the Colorado Renewable Energy Society hotline at 303-806-5317 for information about the annual Denver-Area Solar and Green Homes Tour. Solar Decathlon 2002 University of Colorado at Boulder: Living in a Panorama The University of Colorado won the first U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon with its BASE+ (Building a Sustainable Environment) house. Originally designed as an adaptable construction model, the house was later

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LiveChat Wed, 11/16, 2 pm ET: Industrial Energy Efficiency | Department of  

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11/16, 2 pm ET: Industrial Energy Efficiency 11/16, 2 pm ET: Industrial Energy Efficiency LiveChat Wed, 11/16, 2 pm ET: Industrial Energy Efficiency November 14, 2011 - 1:40pm Addthis Do you have questions or ideas about how the U.S. Department of Energy can contribute to global competitiveness through industrial efficiency? Dr. Kathleen Hogan would like to hear them. Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Send an email to Dr. Hogan at newmedia@hq.doe.gov, tweet to @energy with the hashtag #energymatters; or leave a question on Energy's Facebook page. Throughout the last two weeks, we've been highlighting specific examples of industrial and commercial energy efficiency measures - and how they are improving American competitiveness and the economy.

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421

DOE Solar Decathlon: University of Minnesota: Living Up to an Iconic Name  

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ICON Solar House at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009. ICON Solar House at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009. Enlarge image The University of Minnesota's ICON Solar House is on display at the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis. (Credit: Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon) Who: University of Minnesota What: ICON Solar House Where: Bell Museum of Natural History 10 Church St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Map This House Public tours: The exhibit is open during the Bell Museum's regular hours of operation from Oct. 16, 2010, to May 15, 2011. For more information, call 612-624-7083. Solar Decathlon 2009 University of Minnesota: Living up to an Iconic Name After the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009, the University of Minnesota stored ICON Solar House on campus until summer 2010. The house

422

Live search for mobile: Web services by voice on the cellphone  

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Live Search for Mobile is a cellphone application that allows users to interact with web-based information portals. Currently the implementation is focused on information related to local businesses: their phone numbers and addresses, directions, reviews, maps of the surrounding area, and traf?c. This paper describes a speech-recognition interface which was recently developed for the application, which allows the users to interact by voice. The paper presents the overall architecture, the user interface, the design and implementation of the speech recognition grammars, and initial performance results indicating that for sentence level utterance recognition we achieve 60 to 65 % of human capability. Index Terms — multimodal, speech recognition, cellphone, user interface, grammars

A. Acero; N. Bernstein; R. Chambers; Y. C. Ju; X. Li; J. Odell; P. Nguyen; O. Scholz; G. Zweig

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

DOE Solar Decathlon: University of Cincinnati: Living Up to Its Name  

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working on the roof of the research model that uses parts of their Solar Decathlon 2007 house. working on the roof of the research model that uses parts of their Solar Decathlon 2007 house. Enlarge image University of Cincinnati students construct the basic structure of an experimental research module that will accommodate salvaged parts of [re]form house. (Courtesy of Anton Harfmann) Who: University of Cincinnati What: [re]form house Where: University of Cincinnati campus 5470 Aronoff Center Cincinnati, OH 45221 Map This House Public tours: Not available Solar Decathlon 2007 University of Cincinnati: Living Up to Its Name Built for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2007, the University of Cincinnati's [re]form house was dismantled in spring 2009. Approximately 90% of the building materials were recycled to recover some of the project's cost. Materials such as pumps, evacuated tubes, PV panels,

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DOE Solar Decathlon: The Ohio State University: Living Among the Animals  

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House I among the trees at the Columbus Zoo. Enlarge image House I among the trees at the Columbus Zoo. Enlarge image Ohio State's Solar House I now resides at the Columbus Zoo. To honor the agricultural heritage of the state, the house uses local materials, including the reclaimed barn wood on the faƧade. (Courtesy of Dave Nedrow) Who: The Ohio State University What: Solar House I Where: Columbus Zoo 4850 West Powell Road Powell, OH 43065 Map This House Public tours: The exhibit is open during the Columbus Zoo's regular hours of operation through January 2011. For more information, call 1-800-MONKEYS. Solar Decathlon 2009 The Ohio State University: Living Among the Animals After the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009, The Ohio State University's Solar House I was relocated and rebuilt at the Columbus Zoo in

425

Possible solution to the $^7$Li problem by the long lived stau  

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Modification of standard big-bang nucleosynthesis is considered in the minimal supersymmetric standard model to resolve the excessive theoretical prediction of the abundance of primordial lithium 7. We focus on the stau as a next-lightest superparticle, which is long lived due to its small mass difference with the lightest superparticle. It provides a number of additional decay processes of $\\mathrm{^{7}Li}$ and $\\mathrm{^{7}Be}$. A particularly important process is the internal conversion in the stau-nucleus bound state, which destroys the $\\mathrm{^{7}Li}$ and $\\mathrm{^{7}Be}$ effectively. We show that the modification can lead to a prediction consistent with the observed abundance of $\\mathrm{^{7}Li}$.

Toshifumi Jittoh; Kazunori Kohri; Masafumi Koike; Joe Sato; Takashi Shimomura; Masato Yamanaka

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-lived quantum coherence in photosynthetic complexes at physiological temperature  

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Photosynthetic antenna complexes capture and concentrate solar radiation by transferring the excitation to the reaction center which stores energy from the photon in chemical bonds. This process occurs with near-perfect quantum efficiency. Recent experiments at cryogenic temperatures have revealed that coherent energy transfer - a wavelike transfer mechanism - occurs in many photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes (1-4). Using the Fenna-Matthews-Olson antenna complex (FMO) as a model system, theoretical studies incorporating both incoherent and coherent transfer as well as thermal dephasing predict that environmentally assisted quantum transfer efficiency peaks near physiological temperature; these studies further show that this process is equivalent to a quantum random walk algorithm (5-8). This theory requires long-lived quantum coherence at room temperature, which never has been observed in FMO. Here we present the first evidence that quantum coherence survives in FMO at physiological temperature for at l...

Panitchayangkoon, Gitt; Fransted, Kelly A; Caram, Justin R; Harel, Elad; Wen, Jianzhong; Blankenship, Robert E; Engel, Gregory S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Adaptive time-to-live strategies for query result caching in web search engines  

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Abstract. An important research problem that has recently started to receive attention is the freshness issue in search engine result caches. In the current techniques in literature, the cached search result pages are associated with a fixed time-to-live (TTL) value in order to bound the staleness of search results presented to the users, potentially as part of a more complex cache refresh or invalidation mechanism. In this paper, we propose techniques where the TTL values are set in an adaptive manner, on a per-query basis. Our results show that the proposed techniques reduce the fraction of stale results served by the cache and also decrease the fraction of redundant query evaluations on the search engine backend compared to a strategy using a fixed TTL value for all queries.

Sadiye Alici; Ismail Sengor Altingovde; Rifat Ozcan; B. Barla Cambazoglu; Özgür Ulusoy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Living well on less energy: what America can learn from West Germany  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The West Germans maintain a high standard of living with much lower per-capita energy consumption than the US. The railroad network provides good service at low-enough rates to attract patronage. Cities like Karlsruhe maintain a successful streetcar and bus network, which are aided by a shortage of parking facilities. Gasoline is not subsidized so that prices and taxes are high enough to encourage fuel economy and a national attitude that smaller is better. Bicycle riding has been integrated into city life. Other conservation efforts are evident in home appliances and shopping habits. The use of curtains, water heaters, and other equipment to save energy represent simple adjustments that lower consumption. (DCK)

Aubrecht, G.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Long-lived staus from strong production in a simplified model approach  

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We study the phenomenology of a supersymmetric scenario where the next-to-lightest superparticle is the lighter stau and long-lived due to a very weakly coupled lightest superparticle, such as the gravitino. We investigate the LHC sensitivity and its dependence on the superparticle spectrum with an emphasis on strong production and decay. We do not assume any high-scale model for SUSY breaking but work along the lines of simplified models. Devising cuts that yield a large detection efficiency in the whole parameter space, we determine the LHC's discovery and exclusion potential. This allows us to derive robust limits on m_stau, m_gluino, a common m_squark, and m_stop1. We briefly discuss the prospects for observing stopped staus.

Jan Heisig; Jörn Kersten

2012-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

430

doi:10.1093/alcalc/agm059 ETHANOL OXIDATION IN THE LIVING BRAIN  

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Abstract — Aims: The examination of the possibility of ethanol oxidation in the brain in vivo and the evaluation of the enzyme catalase in this process. Methods: We anesthetized rats and perfused the brain with ethanol solutions through the lateral ventricle and collected the perfusate from the Cisterna magna. We determined ethanol and acetaldehyde in the perfusate by gas chromatography. Results: It was found that the passage of ethanol solution (85 and 90 mM) through the ventricular system of the rat brain (6–43 µl/min) results in the significant (up to 98%) elimination of ethanol from the perfusing fluid and in the appearance of acetaldehyde (up-to 60 µM) in the perfusate. The addition of the catalase inhibitor, aminotriazole, (10 mM) to the perfusing fluid decreased ethanol elimination significantly. Conclusions: The ethanol oxidation and AA accumulation take place in the living brain. The enzyme catalase is involved in this process.

Sergey M. Zimatkin; Alexander L. Buben

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation: A  

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17 17 Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation: A Database (Revised November 2000) J. S. Olson, J. A. Watts, and L. J. Allison DOI: 10.3334/CDIAC/lue.ndp017 In 1980, this data base and the corresponding map were completed after more than 20 years of field investigations, consultations, and analyses of published literature. They characterize the use and vegetative cover of the Earth's land surface with a 0.5Ā° Ɨ 0.5Ā° grid. This world-ecosystem-complex data set and the accompanying map provide a current reference base for interpreting the role of vegetation in the global cycling of CO2 and other gases and a basis for improved estimates of vegetation and soil carbon, of natural exchanges of CO2, and of net historic shifts of carbon between the biosphere and the atmosphere. The

432

Living Books™ - A culturally-sensitive, adaptive e-Education process  

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This paper describes an innovative and novel approach to teaching media and journalism in the United Arab Emirates. This methodology is transferable to other areas of the world. Living Books^TM have been conceived as an interactive and dynamic learning tool that caters for students' preferred learning styles and is delivered in a form that are most appropriate for the audience's skills and background. History Zayed University was founded in 1998 to prepare female leaders to create the future of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, total enrollment of this all-female university touches about 2,500 students who are being prepared to confront a rapidly changing, information and technology-driven world. The language of instruction is English, and most classes are taught in an English as a Second Language environment. Targeted learning outcomes at Zayed include goal setting; managing complex tasks; using sophisticated technologies to communicate, learn and solve problems; and functioning effectively in the multicultural environments of the global society. The university's curriculum has been designed to reflect the UAE's need for graduates well prepared to enter the workforce and to assume a place of responsibility and leadership in the family, the community or the nation (Academic Program Model, 2001). The country needs such graduates as it transforms its economy. A smallish place of approximately 3 million inhabitants, the UAE rests at the toe of the Arabian Peninsula and is bounded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman. Roughly the size of Maine, in a little more than 30 years the UAE has evolved from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modernizing state with a high standard of living. Driven by o...

Timothy Walters; Stephen Quinn; Timothy Walters Phd; Stephen Quinn Phd

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

The origin of short-lived radionuclides and the astrophysical environment of solar system formation  

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Based on early solar system abundances of short-lived radionuclides (SRs), such as $^{26}$Al (T$_{1/2} = 0.74$ Myr) and $^{60}$Fe (T$_{1/2} = 1.5$ Myr), it is often asserted that the Sun was born in a large stellar cluster, where a massive star contaminated the protoplanetary disk with freshly nucleosynthesized isotopes from its supernova (SN) explosion. To account for the inferred initial solar system abundances of short-lived radionuclides, this supernova had to be close ($\\sim$ 0.3 pc) to the young ($\\leqslant$ 1 Myr) protoplanetary disk. Here we show that massive star evolution timescales are too long, compared to typical timescales of star formation in embedded clusters, for them to explode as supernovae within the lifetimes of nearby disks. This is especially true in an Orion Nebular Cluster (ONC)-type of setting, where the most massive star will explode as a supernova $\\sim$ 5 Myr after the onset of star formation, when nearby disks will have already suffered substantial photoevaporation and/or formed large planetesimals. We quantify the probability for {\\it any} protoplanetary disk to receive SRs from a nearby supernova at the level observed in the early solar system. Key constraints on our estimate are: (1) SRs have to be injected into a newly formed ($\\leqslant$ 1 Myr) disk, (2) the disk has to survive UV photoevaporation, and (3) the protoplanetary disk must be situated in an enrichment zone permitting SR injection at the solar system level without disk disruption. The probability of protoplanetary disk contamination by a supernova ejecta is, in the most favorable case, 3 $\\times$ 10$^{-3}$.

Gounelle Meibom

2008-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

434

Statistical data mining of streaming motion data for activity and fall recognition in assistive environments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The analysis of human motion data is interesting in the context of activity recognition or emergency event detection, especially in the case of elderly or disabled people living independently in their homes. Several techniques have been proposed for ... Keywords: Cumulative sum (CUSUM) algorithm, Fall detection, Streaming motion data, Visual data

S. K. Tasoulis; C. N. Doukas; V. P. Plagianakos; I. Maglogiannis

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

MFE/ACT: a TRS-80 code for calculating neutron activation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The MFE/ACT code, written to run on the TRS-80, can be used to calculate the neutron activation of materials used in fission and fusion reactors. Input data include the specific isotopes to be calculated, the neutron fluxes, the neutron cross sections, and the nuclear decay half-lives.

Dorn, D.W.

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Key Activities in Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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

About Ā» Key Activities in Energy Efficiency About Ā» Key Activities in Energy Efficiency Key Activities in Energy Efficiency The Building Technologies Office conducts work in three key areas in order to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy saving solutions: research and development (R&D), market stimulation, and building codes and equipment standards. Working with our partners on these activities results in better products, better new homes, better ways to improve older homes, and better buildings in which to work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. Research and Development Spearhead the development of new, energy efficient technologies. Lead R&D activities that reduce home energy use through Building America. Collaborate with industry to improve the energy efficiency of new

437

"Table HC3.2 Living Space Characteristics by Owner-Occupied Housing Units, 2005"  

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

2 Living Space Characteristics by Owner-Occupied Housing Units, 2005" 2 Living Space Characteristics by Owner-Occupied Housing Units, 2005" " Million U.S. Housing Units" ,," Owner-Occupied Housing Units (millions)","Type of Owner-Occupied Housing Unit" ," Housing Units (millions) " ,,,"Single-Family Units",,"Apartments in Buildings With--" "Living Space Characteristics",,,"Detached","Attached","2 to 4 Units","5 or More Units","Mobile Homes" "Total",111.1,78.1,64.1,4.2,1.8,2.3,5.7 "Floorspace (Square Feet)" "Total Floorspace1" "Fewer than 500",3.2,1.1,"Q","Q","Q","Q",0.4 "500 to 999",23.8,7.2,3.5,0.3,0.3,0.9,2.2

438

"Table HC4.2 Living Space Characteristics by Renter-Occupied Housing Units, 2005"  

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

2 Living Space Characteristics by Renter-Occupied Housing Units, 2005" 2 Living Space Characteristics by Renter-Occupied Housing Units, 2005" " Million U.S. Housing Units" ,," Renter-Occupied Housing Units (millions)","Type of Renter-Occupied Housing Unit" ,"U.S. Housing Units (millions" ,,,"Single-Family Units",,"Apartments in Buildings With--" "Living Space Characteristics",,,"Detached","Attached","2 to 4 Units","5 or More Units","Mobile Homes" "Total",111.1,78.1,64.1,4.2,1.8,2.3,5.7 "Floorspace (Square Feet)" "Total Floorspace1" "Fewer than 500",3.2,1.1,"Q","Q","Q","Q",0.4 "500 to 999",23.8,7.2,3.5,0.3,0.3,0.9,2.2

439

The Role of Acculturation in Nutrition Behaviors among Low Income Hispanic Women Living in Texas  

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The purpose of this study was to determine the role of acculturation in the food consumption patterns of low income Hispanic women living in Texas and enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program by testing the following hypotheses: a) There are significant differences in consumption of fruit and vegetables by selected socio-demographic variables; and, b) less healthy food consumption patterns are associated with higher levels of acculturation in health-related research involving low-income Hispanic women living in Texas. A secondary-data analysis of the responses to the Texas Food & Nutrition (TEXFAN) questionnaire was performed. TEXFAN is a 122-item survey designed to measure WIC participants' consumption behaviors and to assess the impact of new food packages in Texas' WIC program. A total of 3,336 adult, non-pregnant women self-identified as having Hispanic ethnic background of all races were considered for this study. Analysis of Variance and Kruskal-Wallis tests showed significant differences in nutritional practices among Hispanic women for age, educational attainment, employment status, race, area of residence, and acculturation. Logistic Regression analysis confirmed the hypothesis that lower levels of acculturation are associated with healthier food consumption patterns. The majority of respondents (70.7%, N=2,358) did not consume the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day; therefore, do not have healthy patterns of food consumption. Consequently, the majority of respondents (70.0%, N= 1,709) has a weight statuses above normal and at a higher proportion than women in the State of Texas and the nation. Acculturation continues to interest social and behavioral researchers but variations on conceptualization, definition, operationalization, and measurement negatively impact generalizability and applicability of results. Interventions not considering acculturation are not likely to be successful. Research has to include community, ecological, cultural and contextual factors (e.g., machismo, accessibility to sidewalks, availability of fresh healthy foods, etc.). Development of effective intervention programs should be aimed to increase consumption of healthy food and an adherence to the recommendations of the "Healthy Plate" and the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010" among Hispanics. Also, interventions should generate necessary skills among Hispanics for empowering them to sustain proper nutritional behaviors and overcome barriers.

Atehortua, Nelson

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

SEALING LARGE-DIAMETER CAST-IRON PIPE JOINTS UNDER LIVE CONDITIONS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities in the U.S. operate over 75,000 km (47,000 miles) of old cast-iron pipes for gas distribution. The bell-and-spigot joints that connect pipe sections together tend to leak as these pipes age. Current repair practices are costly and highly disruptive. The objective of this program is to design, test and commercialize a robotic system capable of sealing multiple castiron bell and spigot joints from a single pipe entry point. The proposed system will perform repairs while the pipe remains in service by traveling through the pipe, cleaning each joint surface, and installing a stainless-steel sleeve lined with an epoxy-impregnated felt across the joint. This approach will save considerable time and labor, avoid traffic disruption, and eliminate any requirement to interrupt service to customers (which would result in enormous expense to utilities). Technical challenges include: (1) repair sleeves must compensate for diametric variation and eccentricity of cast-iron pipes; (2) the assembly must travel long distances through pipes containing debris; (3) the pipe wall must be effectively cleaned in the immediate area of the joint to assure good bonding of the sleeve; and (4) an innovative bolt-on entry fitting is required to conduct repair operations on live mains. The development effort is divided into eleven tasks. Task 1 (Program Management) and Task 2 (Establishment of Detailed Design Specifications) were completed in prior quarters while Task 3 (Design and Fabricate Ratcheting Stainless-Steel Repair Sleeves) has progressed to installing prototype sleeves in cast iron test pipe segments. Efforts in this quarter continued to focus on Tasks 4-8, with significant progress made in each. Task 4 (Design, Fabricate and Test Patch Setting Robotic Train) progressed to the design of the control electronics and pneumatic system to inflate the bladder robotic patch setting module. Task 5 (Design & Fabricate Pipe-Wall Cleaning Robot Train with Pan/Zoom/Tilt Camera) continued with additional in-pipe testing required to optimize the design of the robot elements and surface control electronics and software. Task 6 (Design & Build Surface Control and Monitoring System) has been completed with the control and computer display functions being operated through LabView. Task 7 (Design & Fabricate Large Diameter Live Access System) progressed to completing the detailed design of the entry fitting for 12-inch diameter cast iron pipe. The fitting is now being manufactured. The 12-inch ball valve for allowing no-blow access was also procured. Task 8 (System Integration and Laboratory Validation) continued with the development of the robot module inter-connects and of a master LabView-based system display and control software.

Kiran M Kothari; Gerard T. Pittard

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

SEALING LARGE-DIAMETER CAST-IRON PIPE JOINTS UNDER LIVE CONDITIONS  

SciTech Connect

Utilities in the U.S. operate over 75,000 km (47,000 miles) of old cast-iron pipes for gas distribution. The bell-and-spigot joints that connect pipe sections together tend to leak as these pipes age. Current repair practices are costly and highly disruptive. The objective of this program is to design, test and commercialize a robotic system capable of sealing multiple cast iron bell and spigot joints from a single pipe entry point. The proposed system will perform repairs while the pipe remains in service by traveling through the pipe, cleaning each joint surface, and installing a stainless-steel sleeve lined with an epoxy-impregnated felt across the joint. This approach will save considerable time and labor, avoid traffic disruption, and eliminate any requirement to interrupt service to customers (which would result in enormous expense to utilities). Technical challenges include: (1) repair sleeves must compensate for diametric variation and eccentricity of cast-iron pipes; (2) the assembly must travel long distances through pipes containing debris; (3) the pipe wall must be effectively cleaned in the immediate area of the joint to assure good bonding of the sleeve; and (4) an innovative bolt-on entry fitting is required to conduct repair operations on live mains. The development effort is divided into eleven tasks. Task 1--Program Management and Task 2--were completed in prior quarters while Task 3--Design and Fabricate Ratcheting Stainless-Steel Repair Sleeves has progressed to installing prototype sleeves in cast iron test pipe segments. Efforts in this quarter continued to focus on Tasks 4--8, with significant progress made in each. Task 4 (Design, Fabricate and Test Patch Setting Robotic Train) progressed to the design of the control electronics and pneumatic system to inflate the bladder robotic patch setting module. Task 5 (Design & Fabricate Pipe-Wall Cleaning Robot Train with Pan/Zoom/Tilt Camera) continued with additional in-pipe testing required to optimize the design of the robot elements and surface control electronics and software. Task 6 (Design & Build Surface Control and Monitoring System) has been completed with the control and computer display functions being operated through LabView. Task 7 (Design & Fabricate Large Diameter Live Access System) progressed to the design, fabrication and testing of a entry fitting in a 4-inch prototype and is now being used to complete drawings for use in 12-inch diameter pipe. Task 8--System Integration and Laboratory Validation continued developing the robot module inter-connects and development of a master LabView-based system display and control software.

Kiran M. Kothari, Gerard T. Pittard

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

SEALING LARGE-DIAMETER CAST-IRON PIPE JOINTS UNDER LIVE CONDITIONS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities in the U.S. operate over 75,000 km (47,000 miles) of old cast-iron pipes for gas distribution. The bell-and-spigot joints that connect pipe sections together tend to leak as these pipes age. Current repair practices are costly and highly disruptive. The objective of this program is to design, test and commercialize a robotic system capable of sealing multiple cast-iron bell and spigot joints from a single pipe entry point. The proposed system will perform repairs while the pipe remains in service by traveling through the pipe, cleaning each joint surface, and installing a stainless-steel sleeve lined with an epoxy-impregnated felt across the joint. This approach will save considerable time and labor, avoid traffic disruption, and eliminate any requirement to interrupt service to customers (which would result in enormous expense to utilities). Technical challenges include: (1) repair sleeves must compensate for diametric variation and eccentricity of cast-iron pipes; (2) the assembly must travel long distances through pipes containing debris; (3) the pipe wall must be effectively cleaned in the immediate area of the joint to assure good bonding of the sleeve; and (4) an innovative bolt-on entry fitting is required to conduct repair operations on live mains. The development effort is divided into eleven tasks. Task 1--Program Management and Task 2--were completed in prior quarters while Task 3--Design and Fabricate Ratcheting Stainless-Steel Repair Sleeves has progressed to installing prototype sleeves in cast iron test pipe segments. Efforts in this quarter continued to focus on Tasks 4--8, with significant progress made in each. Task 4 (Design, Fabricate and Test Patch Setting Robotic Train) progressed to the design of the control electronics and pneumatic system to inflate the bladder robotic patch setting module. Task 5 (Design & Fabricate Pipe-Wall Cleaning Robot Train with Pan/Zoom/Tilt Camera) continued with additional in-pipe testing required to optimize the design of the robot elements and surface control electronics and software. Task 6 (Design & Build Surface Control and Monitoring System) has been completed with the control and computer display functions being operated through LabView. Task 7 (Design & Fabricate Large Diameter Live Access System) progressed to completing the detailed design of the entry fitting for 12-inch diameter cast iron pipe. The fitting is now being placed into manufacture. Task 8--System Integration and Laboratory Validation continued developing the robot module inter-connects and development of a master LabView-based system display and control software.

Kiran M. Kothari; Gerard T. Pittard

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Mechanisms of oil displacement by microorganisms  

SciTech Connect

Mechanisms of oil displacement at the oil-brine-sand interfaces by bacteria were investigated by microscopic observations and capillary pressure changes using unconsolidated, thin, reservoir flow cells. Three genera of bacteria, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, and Clostridium, were injected into water-wet and oil-wet cells of unconsolidated sand, saturated with brine and crude oil. The flow cells were placed under a microscope for visual and photographic observations. The flow cells were connected to a manometer to examine the complete capillary pressure hysteresis loop before and after introduction of bacteria. The thin reservoir flow cells were first saturated with brine, and then displaced to irreducible water saturation with crude oil. Oil and brine displacements were then made to determine the complete capillary pressure relationship. Next, the bacteria and nutrients were introduced and incubated in the flow cell for 24-48 hours. Microscopic observations were recorded photographically. After incubation, oil and brine displacements were again made to determine the capillary pressure hysteresis loop.

Kianipey, S.A.; Donaldson, E.C.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Bioprocessing of lignite coals using reductive microorganisms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to convert lignite coals into liquid fuels, gases or chemical feedstock, the macromolecular structure of the coal must be broken down into low molecular weight fractions prior to further modification. Our research focused on this aspect of coal bioprocessing. We isolated, characterized and studied the lignite coal-depolymerizing organisms Streptomyces viridosporus T7A, Pseudomonas sp. DLC-62, unidentified bacterial strain DLC-BB2 and Gram-positive Bacillus megaterium strain DLC-21. In this research we showed that these bacteria are able to solubilize and depolymerize lignite coals using a combination of biological mechanisms including the excretion of coal solublizing basic chemical metabolites and extracellular coal depolymerizing enzymes.

Crawford, D.L.

1992-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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(Bioprocessing of lignite coals using reductive microorganisms)  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of this report are to: (1) characterize selected aerobic bacterial strains for their abilities to depolymerize lignite coal polymers, and isolate and identify the extracellular enzymes responsible for depolymerization of the coal; (2) characterize selected strictly anaerobic bacteria, that were previously shown to reductively transform coal substructure model compounds, for the ability to similarly transform polymeric coal; and (3) isolate more strains of anaerobic bacteria by enrichment using additional coal substructure model compounds and coal as substrates.

Crawford, D.L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Cofermentation with Cooperative Microorganisms for More ...  

Technology Marketing Summary It is well known that biomass has primarily two sources of fermentable carbohydrates, cellulose and hemicelluloses.

447

Pentanol isomer synthesis in engineered microorganisms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

potential application as biofuels. They are found as natural3-Methyl-1-butanol . Biofuels 32 MJ/L for gasoline) and aabout microbial production of biofuels in general have been

Cann, Anthony F.; Liao, James C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Microorganism genomics, compositions and methods related thereto  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides methods and compositions for accessing, in a generally unbaised manner, a diverse genetic pool for genes involved in biosynthetic pathways. The invention also provides compounds which can be identified by cloning biosynthetic pathways.

Handelsman, Jo (Madison, WI); Goodman, Robert M. (Madison, WI); Rondon, Michelle R. (Madison, WI)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Integrating science and soul in education: the lived experience of a science educator bringing holistic and integral perspectives to the transformation of science teaching.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This is an auto-ethnographic study into the lived experience of a science teacher as she attempts to transform her science teaching practice and the practice… (more)

Stack, Sue

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

Keating, Bonnie M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Distinguishing between live and dead standing tree biomass on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, USA using small-footprint lidar data.  

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??Accurate estimation of live and dead biomass in forested ecosystems is important for studies of carbon dynamics, biodiversity, and wildfire behavior, and for forest management.… (more)

[No author

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Efficient and long-lived field-free orientation of molecules by a single hybrid short pulse  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that a combination of a half-cycle pulse and a short nonresonant laser pulse produces a strongly enhanced postpulse orientation. Robust transients that display both efficient and long-lived orientation are obtained. The mechanism is analyzed in terms of optimal oriented target states in finite Hilbert subspaces and shows that hybrid pulses can prove useful for other control issues.

Daems, D; Sugny, D; Jauslin, H R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Efficient and long-lived field-free orientation of molecules by a single hybrid short pulse  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that a combination of a half-cycle pulse and a short nonresonant laser pulse produces a strongly enhanced postpulse orientation. Robust transients that display both efficient and long-lived orientation are obtained. The mechanism is analyzed in terms of optimal oriented target states in finite Hilbert subspaces and shows that hybrid pulses can prove useful for other control issues.

D. Daems; S. Guérin; D. Sugny; H. R. Jauslin

2005-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

454

Wellcome Collection's First Major Temporary Exhibition ...Leonardo da Vinci Drawings, Andy Warhol Prints, Live Heart Surgery, Sacred Heart  

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The Heart Wellcome Collection's First Major Temporary Exhibition ...Leonardo da Vinci Drawings, Andy Warhol Prints, Live Heart Surgery, Sacred Heart Imagery Never Before Seen In Europe, Egyptian Book of the Dead, Foundling Cards, Venous Anatomy Tables... - The Heart book announced; writers include Jonathan

Maizels, Rick

455

Technologies for destruction of long-lived radionuclides in high-level nuclear waste: Overview and requirements  

SciTech Connect

This paper, and this topical session on Nuclear Waste Minimization, Management and Remediation, focuses on two nuclear systems, and their associated technologies, that have the potential to address concerns surrounding long-lived radionuclides in high-level waste. Both systems offer technology applicable to HLW from present light-water reactors (LWR). Additionally these systems represent advanced nuclear power concepts that have important features associated with integrated management of wastes, long-term fuel supplies, and enhanced safety. The first system is the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) concept. This system incorporates a metal-fueled fast reactor coupled with chemical separations based on pyroprocessing to produce power while simultaneously burning long-lived actinide waste. IFR applications include burning of actinides from current LWR spent fuel and energy production in a breeder environment. The second concept, Accelerator Transmutation of Waste (ATW), is based upon an accelerator-induced intense source of thermal neutrons and is aimed at destruction of long-lived actinides and fission products. This concept can be applied to long-lived radionuclides in spent fuel HLW as well as a future fission power source built around use of natural thorium or uranium as fuels coupled with concurrent waste destruction.

Arthur, E.D.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Enriching living lab-approaches for ICT-innovation by introducing different user roles: the case of digital TV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We can characterize the contemporary ICT-environment as an innovation spiral, with more and more innovative products, services and applications coming to the market, but also with a growing number of them not able to reach mass market or even a large ... Keywords: digital television, innovation diffusion, lead users, living labs, use diffusion, user centered innovation, user roles

Dimitri Schuurman; Lieven De Marez; Katrien Berte

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Coherent Regeneration and the Role of Water Vapor and Shear in a Long-Lived Convective Episode  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a recent radar-based climatological study of warm-season precipitation over the continental United States, Carbone et al. found a high frequency of long-lived coherent rainfall episodes. Many of the events were of longer duration than normally ...

John D. Tuttle; Richard E. Carbone

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Kansas Green Guide September 14, 2012 Kansas Green Guide Your Bi-Weekly Guide to Sustainable Living  

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over 4.5 million gallons in Water Restoration Credits from Bonneville Environmental Foundation Living Pro Sports Go Green September 14, 2012 Solar panels and recycling bins are becoming as common visible in our culture, but it also can use tremendous environmental resources. In addition to the direct

Peterson, Blake R.

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Computers are used in almost every aspect of our lives today from desktops at home and work to large  

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Computers are used in almost every aspect of our lives today from desktops at home and work expanding the frontiers of science and technology. Jobs for qualified computer scientists and engineers are among the fastest growing occupations. The terms "computer engineering" and "computer science

Rouchka, Eric

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Deep-Ocean Crusts as Telescopes: Using Live Radioisotopes to Probe Supernova Nucleosynthesis  

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Live 60Fe has recently been detected in a deep-ocean ferromanganese crust, isolated in layers dating from about 3 Myr ago. Since 60Fe has a mean life of 2.2 Myr, a near-Earth supernova is the only likely source for such a signal, and we explore here the consequences of a supernova origin. We combine the 60Fe data with several supernova nucleosynthesis models to calculate the supernova distance as a function of progenitor mass, finding an allowed range of 15-120 pc. We also predict the signals expected for several other radioisotopes, which are independent of the supernova distance. Species likely to be present near or above background levels are 10Be, 26Al, 53Mn, 182Hf and 244Pu. Of these, 182Hf and 244Pu are nearly background-free, presenting the best opportunities to provide strong confirmation of the supernova origin of the 60Fe signal, and to demonstrate that at least some supernovae are the source for the r-process. The accuracies of our predictions are hampered by large uncertainties in the predicted 60Fe yields for supernovae of different masses, so the new crust data motivate a redoubled theoretical attack on this problem.

Brian D. Fields; Kathrin A. Hochmuth; John Ellis

2004-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of LWR coolant environments on fatigue lives of austenitic stainless steels  

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The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code fatigue design curves for structural materials do not explicitly address the effects of reactor coolant environments on fatigue life. Recent test data indicate a significant decrease in fatigue life of pressure vessel and piping materials in light water reactor (LWR) environments. Fatigue tests have been conducted on Types 304 and 316NG stainless steel in air and LWR environments to evaluate the effects of various material and loading variables, e.g., steel type, strain rate, dissolved oxygen (DO) in water, and strain range, on fatigue lives of these steels. The results confirm the significant decrease in fatigue life in water. The environmentally assisted decrease in fatigue life depends both on strain rate and DO content in water. A decrease in strain rate from 0.4 to 0.004%/s decreases fatigue life by a factor of {approx} 8. However, unlike carbon and low-alloy steels, environmental effects are more pronounced in low-DO than in high-DO water. At {approx} 0.004%/s strain rate, reduction in fatigue life in water containing <10 ppb D is greater by a factor of {approx} 2 than in water containing {ge} 200 ppb DO. Experimental results have been compared with estimates of fatigue life based on the statistical model. The formation and growth of fatigue cracks in austenitic stainless steels in air and LWR environments are discussed.

Chopra, O.K.; Gavenda, D.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Technology Div.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-lived isotopes and 23Na production in low mass AGB Stars  

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We discuss the synthesis of some short-lived isotopes and of 23Na in thermally pulsing AGB stars with initial mass of 2 Msun and two different metallicities (Z=1.5e-2, corresponding to the metal amount in the Sun, and Z=1e-4), representative of disk and halo stars, respectively. The different nucleosynthesis channels are illustrated in some details. As previously found, the 13C formed after each third dredge up episode is usually completely consumed by alpha captures before the onset of the subsequent thermal pulse, releasing neutrons. This is the most efficient neutron source in low mass AGB stars and the resulting s-process nucleosynthesis is at the origin of the solar main component. However, in the solar metallicity model, we find that the temperature of the first formed 13C pocket remains too low during the interpulse and the 13C is not completely burnt, being partially engulfed in the convective zone generated by the following thermal pulse. Due to the rapid convective mixing in this zone, the 13C is ex...

Cristallo, S; Straniero, O; Piersanti, L; Dominguez, I

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short-lived isotopes and 23Na production in low mass AGB Stars  

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We discuss the synthesis of some short-lived isotopes and of 23Na in thermally pulsing AGB stars with initial mass of 2 Msun and two different metallicities (Z=1.5e-2, corresponding to the metal amount in the Sun, and Z=1e-4), representative of disk and halo stars, respectively. The different nucleosynthesis channels are illustrated in some details. As previously found, the 13C formed after each third dredge up episode is usually completely consumed by alpha captures before the onset of the subsequent thermal pulse, releasing neutrons. This is the most efficient neutron source in low mass AGB stars and the resulting s-process nucleosynthesis is at the origin of the solar main component. However, in the solar metallicity model, we find that the temperature of the first formed 13C pocket remains too low during the interpulse and the 13C is not completely burnt, being partially engulfed in the convective zone generated by the following thermal pulse. Due to the rapid convective mixing in this zone, the 13C is exposed to a larger temperature and a nucleosynthesis characterized by a relatively high neutron density develops. The main effect is the strong enhancement of isotopes located beyond some critical branching in the neutron-capture path, like 60Fe, otherwise only marginally produced during a standard s-process nucleosynthesis.

S. Cristallo; R. Gallino; O. Straniero; L. Piersanti; I. Dominguez

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Slow dynamics, aging, and glassy rheology in soft and living matter  

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We explore the origins of slow dynamics, aging and glassy rheology in soft and living matter. Non-diffusive slow dynamics and aging in materials characterised by crowding of the constituents can be explained in terms of structural rearrangement or remodelling events that occur within the jammed state. In this context, we introduce the jamming phase diagram proposed by Liu and Nagel to understand the ergodic-nonergodic transition in these systems, and discuss recent theoretical attempts to explain the unusual, faster-than-exponential dynamical structure factors observed in jammed soft materials. We next focus on the anomalous rheology (flow and deformation behaviour) ubiquitous in soft matter characterised by metastability and structural disorder, and refer to the Soft Glassy Rheology (SGR) model that quantifies the mechanical response of these systems and predicts aging under suitable conditions. As part of a survey of experimental work related to these issues, we present x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS) results of the aging of laponite clay suspensions following rejuvenation. We conclude by exploring the scientific literature for recent theoretical advances in the understanding of these models and for experimental investigations aimed at testing their predictions.

Ranjini Bandyopadhyay; Dennis Liang; James L. Harden; Robert L. Leheny

2006-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Analysis of Live and Historical Streaming Data and itsApplication to Cybersecurity  

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Applications that query data streams in order to identifytrends, patterns, or anomalies can often benefit from comparing the livestream data with archived historical stream data. However, searching thishistorical data in real time has been considered so far to beprohibitively expensive. One of the main bottlenecks is the update costsof the indices over the archived data. In this paper, we address thisproblem by using our highly-efficient bitmap indexing technology (calledFastBit) and demonstrate that the index update operations aresufficiently efficient for this bottleneck to be removed. We describe ourprototype system based on the TelegraphCQ streaming query processor andthe FastBit bitmap index. We present a detailed performance evaluation ofour system using a complex query workload for analyzing real networktraffic data. The combined system uses TelegraphCQ to analyze streams oftraffic information and FastBit to correlate current behaviors withhistorical trends. We demonstrate that our system can simultaneouslyanalyze (1) live streams with high data rates and (2) a large repositoryof historical stream data.

Reiss, Frederick; Stockinger, Kurt; Wu, Kesheng; Shoshani, Arie; Hellerstein, Joseph M.

2007-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The Irradiation Origin of Beryllium Radioisotopes and Other Short-lived Radionuclides  

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Two explanations exist for the short-lived radionuclides (T1 2 ? 5 Ma) present in the solar system when the calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) first formed. They originated either from the ejecta of a supernova or by the in situ irradiation of nebular dust by energetic particles. With a half-life of only 53 days, Beryllium-7 is then the key discriminant, since it can be made only by irradiation. Using the same irradiation model developed earlier by our group, we calculate the yield of 7 Be. Within model uncertainties associated mainly with nuclear cross sections, we obtain agreement with the experimental value. Moreover, if 7 Be and 10 Be have the same origin, the irradiation time must be short (a few to tens of years), and the proton flux must be of order F ? 2 × 10 10 cm ?2 s ?1. The x-wind model provides a natural astrophysical setting that gives the requisite conditions. In the same irradiation environment, 26 Al, 36 Cl and 53 Mn are also generated at the measured levels within model uncertainties, provided that irradiation occurs under conditions reminiscent of solar impulsive events (steep energy spectra and high 3 He abundance). The decoupling of the 26 Al and 10 Be observed in some rare CAIs receives a quantitative explanation when rare 1 Université Paris XI-Centre de Spectrométrie Nucléaire et de Spectrométrie de Masse (CSNSM), Bātiment

Matthieu Gounelle; Frank H. Shu; Hsien Shang; A. E. Glassgold; K. E. Rehm; Typhoon Lee

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SEALING LARGE-DIAMETER CAST-IRON PIPE JOINTS UNDER LIVE CONDITIONS  

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Utilities in the U.S. operate over 75,000 km (47,000 miles) of old cast-iron pipes for gas distribution. Bell-and-spigot joints that connect pipe sections together tend to leak as these pipes age. Current repair practices are costly and highly disruptive. The objective of this program is to design, test and commercialize a robotic system capable of sealing multiple castiron bell and spigot joints from a single pipe entry point. The proposed system will perform repairs with the pipe in service by traveling through the pipe, cleaning each joint surface, and installing a stainless-steel sleeve lined with an epoxy-impregnated felt across the joint. This approach will save considerable time and labor, minimize excavation, avoid traffic disruption, and eliminate any requirement to interrupt service to customers (which would result in enormous expense to utilities). Technical challenges include: (1) repair sleeves must compensate for diametric variation and eccentricity of old cast-iron pipes; (2) the assembly must travel long distances through pipes containing debris; (3) the pipe wall must be effectively cleaned in the immediate area of the joint to assure good bonding of the sleeve; and (4) an innovative bolt-on entry fitting is required to conduct safe repair operations on live mains.

Kiran M. Kothari; Gerard T. Pittard

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICS LAB: TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1999  

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Most Recent Technical Activities, "Technical Activities 1999" - NISTIR 6438. TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1999. This report summarizes ...

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PHYSICS LAB: TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1998  

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Most Recent Technical Activities, TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1998 - NISTIR NISTIR 6268. TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1998. ...

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Genome sequence of the Fleming strain of Micrococcus luteus, a simple free- living actinobacterium  

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Micrococcus luteus (NCTC2665, Fleming strain) has one of the smallest genomes of free living actinobacteria sequenced to date, comprising a single circular chromosome of 2,501,097 bp (G+C content 73%) predicted to encode 2403 proteins. The genome shows extensive synteny with that of the closely related organism, Kocuria rhizophila, from which it was taxonomically separated relatively recently. Despite its small size, the genome harbors 73 IS elements, almost all of which are closely related to elements found in other actinobacteria. An IS element is inserted into the rrs gene of one of only two rrn operons found in M. luteus. The genome encodes only four sigma factors and fourteen response regulators, indicative of adaptation to a rather strict ecological niche (mammalian skin). The high sensitivity of M. luteus to {Beta}-lactam antibiotics may result from the presence of a reduced set of penicillin binding proteins and the absence of a wblC gene, which plays an important role in antibiotic resistance in other actinobacteria. Consistent with the restricted range of compounds it can use as a sole source of carbon for energy and growth, M. luteus has a minimal complement of genes concerned with carbohydrate transport and metabolism and its inability to utilize glucose as a sole carbon source may be due to the apparent absence of a gene encoding glucokinase. Uniquely among characterized bacteria, M. luteus appears to be able to metabolize glycogen only via trehalose, and to make trehalose only via glycogen. It has very few genes associated with secondary metabolism. In contrast to other actinobacteria, M. luteus encodes only one resuscitation-promoting factor (Rpf) required for emergence from dormancy and its complement of other dormancy-related proteins is also much reduced. M. luteus is capable of long-chain alkene biosynthesis, which is of interest for advanced biofuel production; a three gene cluster essential for this metabolism has been identified in the genome.

Young, Michael; Artsatbanov, Vladislav; Beller, Harry R.; Chandra, Govind; Chater, Keith F.; Dover, Lynn G.; Goh, Ee-Been; Kahan, Tamar; Kaprelyants, Arseny S.; Kyrpides, Nikos; Lapidus, Alla; Lowry, Stephen R.; Lykidis, Athanasios; Mahillon, Jacques; Markowitz, Viktor; Mavrommatis, Konstantinos; Mukamolova, Galina V.; Oren, Aharon; Rokem, J. Stefan; Smith, Margaret C. M.; Young, Danielle I.; Greenblatt, Charles L.

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct irradiation of long-lived fission products in an ATW system  

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The feasibility of directly irradiating five long-lived fission products (LLFPs: {sup 79}Se, {sup 93}Zr, {sup 107}Pd, {sup 126}Sn, and {sup 135}Cs, each with a half-life greater than 10,000 years), by incorporating them into the target of an Accelerator Transmutation of Waste (ATW) system is discussed. The important parameters used to judge the feasibility of a direct irradiation system were the target's neutron spallation yield (given in neutrons produced per incident proton), and the removal rate of the LLFP, with the baseline incineration rate set at two light water reactors (LWRs) worth of the LLFP waste per year. A target was constructed which consisted of a LLFP cylindrical ''plug'' inserted into the top (where the proton beam strikes) of a 30 cm radius, 100 cm length lead target. {sup 126}Sn and {sup 79}Se were each found to have high enough removal rates to support two LWR's production of the LLFP per year of ATW operation. For the baseline plug geometry (5 cm radius, 30 cm length) containing {sup 126}Sn, 3.5 LWRs could be supported per year (at 75% beam availability). Furthermore, the addition of a {sup 126}Sn plug had a slightly positive effect on the target's neutron yield. The neutron production was 36.83{+-}.0039 neutrons per proton with a pure lead target having a yield of 36.29{+-}.0038. It was also found that a plug composed of a tin-selenide compound (SnSe) had high enough removal rates to burn two or more reactor years of both LLFPs simultaneously.

Carter, Thomas F.; Henderson, Douglass; Sailor, William C. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919 (United States); Departmemt of Nuclear Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States); Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

1995-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-lived quantum coherence in photosynthetic complexes at physiological temperature  

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Photosynthetic antenna complexes capture and concentrate solar radiation by transferring the excitation to the reaction center which stores energy from the photon in chemical bonds. This process occurs with near-perfect quantum efficiency. Recent experiments at cryogenic temperatures have revealed that coherent energy transfer - a wavelike transfer mechanism - occurs in many photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes (1-4). Using the Fenna-Matthews-Olson antenna complex (FMO) as a model system, theoretical studies incorporating both incoherent and coherent transfer as well as thermal dephasing predict that environmentally assisted quantum transfer efficiency peaks near physiological temperature; these studies further show that this process is equivalent to a quantum random walk algorithm (5-8). This theory requires long-lived quantum coherence at room temperature, which never has been observed in FMO. Here we present the first evidence that quantum coherence survives in FMO at physiological temperature for at least 300 fs, long enough to perform a rudimentary quantum computational operation. This data proves that the wave-like energy transfer process discovered at 77 K is directly relevant to biological function. Microscopically, we attribute this long coherence lifetime to correlated motions within the protein matrix encapsulating the chromophores, and we find that the degree of protection afforded by the protein appears constant between 77 K and 277 K. The protein shapes the energy landscape and mediates an efficient energy transfer despite thermal fluctuations. The persistence of quantum coherence in a dynamic, disordered system under these conditions suggests a new biomimetic strategy for designing dedicated quantum computational devices that can operate at high temperature.

Gitt Panitchayangkoon; Dugan Hayes; Kelly A. Fransted; Justin R. Caram; Elad Harel; Jianzhong Wen; Robert E. Blankenship; Gregory S. Engel

2010-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless Self-powered Visual and NDE Robotic Inspection System for Live Gas Distribution Mains  

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under contract from Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DoE/NETL) and co-funding from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA), has completed the overall system design of the next-generation Explorer-II (X-II) live gas main NDE and visual inspection robot platform. The design is based on the Explorer-I prototype which was built and field-tested under a prior (also DoE- and NGA co-funded) program, and served as the validation that self-powered robots under wireless control could access and navigate live natural gas distribution mains. The X-II system design ({approx}8 ft. and 66 lbs.) was heavily based on the X-I design, yet was substantially expanded to allow the addition of NDE sensor systems (while retaining its visual inspection capability), making it a modular system, and expanding its ability to operate at pressures up to 750 psig (high-pressure and unpiggable steel-pipe distribution mains). A new electronics architecture and on-board software kernel were added to again improve system performance. A locating sonde system was integrated to allow for absolute position-referencing during inspection (coupled with external differential GPS) and emergency-locating. The power system was upgraded to utilize lithium-based battery-cells for an increase in mission-time. The system architecture now relies on a dual set of end camera-modules to house the 32-bit processors (Single-Board Computer or SBC) as well as the imaging and wireless (off-board) and CAN-based (on-board) communication hardware and software systems (as well as the sonde-coil and -electronics). The drive-module (2 ea.) are still responsible for bracing (and centering) to drive in push/pull fashion the robot train into and through the pipes and obstacles. The steering modules and their arrangement, still allow the robot to configure itself to perform any-angle (up to 90 deg) turns in any orientation (incl. vertical), and enable the live launching and recovery of the system using custom fittings and a (to be developed) launch-chamber/-tube. The battery modules are used to power the system, by providing power to the robot's bus. The support modules perform the functions of centration for the rest of the train as well as odometry pickups using incremental encoding schemes. The electronics architecture is based on a distributed (8-bit) microprocessor architecture (at least 1 in ea. module) communicating to a (one of two) 32-bit SBC, which manages all video-processing, posture and motion control as well as CAN and wireless communications. The operator controls the entire system from an off-board (laptop) controller, which is in constant wireless communication with the robot train in the pipe. The sensor modules collect data and forward it to the robot operator computer (via the CAN-wireless communications chain), who then transfers it to a dedicated NDE data-storage and post-processing computer for further (real-time or off-line) analysis. CMU has fully designed every module in terms of the mechanical, electrical and software elements (architecture only). Substantial effort has gone into pre-prototyping to uncover mechanical, electrical and software issues for critical elements of the design. Design requirements for sensor-providers were also detailed and finalized and provided to them for inclusion in their designs. CMU is expecting to start 2006 with a detailed design effort for both mechanical and electrical components, followed by procurement and fabrication efforts in late winter/spring 2006. The assembly and integration efforts will occupy all of the spring and summer of 2006. Software development will also be a major effort in 2006, and will result in porting and debugging of code on the module- and train-levels in late summer and Fall of 2006. Final pipe mock-up testing is expected in late fall and early winter 2006 with an acceptance demonstration of the robot train (with a sensor-module mock-up) planned to DoE/NGA towards the end of 2006.

Susan Burkett; Hagen Schempf

2006-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly IR-transparent microfluidic chip with surface-modified BaF2 optical windows for Infrared Microspectroscopy of living cells  

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In this contribution we present the first example of a microfluidic chip based on BaF"2 for Infrared Microspectroscopy (IRMS) of living cells. The advantage in using barium fluoride as platform relies on its high IR transparency, especially in the spectral ... Keywords: Barium fluoride, IRMS, Living cells, Microfluidic

E. Mitri, A. Pozzato, G. Coceano, D. Cojoc, L. Vaccari, M. Tormen, G. Grenci

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PDSF Network Activity  

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First Use of High Charge States for Mass Measurements of Short-Lived Nuclides in a Penning Trap  

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Penning trap mass measurements of short-lived nuclides have been performed for the first time with highly charged ions, using the TITAN facility at TRIUMF. Compared to singly charged ions, this provides an improvement in experimental precision that scales with the charge state q. Neutron-deficient Rb isotopes have been charge bred in an electron beam ion trap to q=8-12+ prior to injection into the Penning trap. In combination with the Ramsey excitation scheme, this unique setup creating low energy, highly charged ions at a radioactive beam facility opens the door to unrivaled precision with gains of 1-2 orders of magnitude. The method is particularly suited for short-lived nuclides such as the superallowed {beta} emitter {sup 74}Rb (T{sub 1/2}=65 ms). The determination of its atomic mass and an improved Q{sub EC} value are presented.

Ettenauer, S.; Gallant, A. T.; Dilling, J. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 (Canada); Simon, M. C.; Chaudhuri, A.; Mane, E.; Delheij, P.; Pearson, M. R. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Brunner, T. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Physik Department E12, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Chowdhury, U. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 (Canada); Simon, V. V. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet, Heidelberg (Germany); Brodeur, M. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 (Canada); National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Andreoiu, C. [Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 (Canada); Audi, G. [CSNSM-IN2P3-CNRS, Universite Paris 11, 91405 Orsay (France); Lopez-Urrutia, J. R. Crespo; Ullrich, J. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Gwinner, G. [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 (Canada); Lapierre, A. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Lunney, D. [TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3 (Canada); CSNSM-IN2P3-CNRS, Univ. P