Sample records for nearby offline features

  1. Online Effects of Offline Ads Diane Lambert

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    a methodology for assessing how ad campaigns in offline media such as print, audio and TV affect online in-in-difference estimation, Lift, Causal Modeling, Bootstrapping 1. INTRODUCTION Loosely speaking, an ad is effective was conducted in an offline medium such as print, radio or TV. That is, one measure of offline ad effectiveness

  2. ATLAS Offline Data Quality System Upgrade

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    Farrell, Steve

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    teams. References The ATLAS Collaboration 2008 Journal ofConf. Ser. 219 042018 The ATLAS Collaboration 1996 Liquid10.1088/1742-6596/396/5/052032 ATLAS Offline Data Quality

  3. An Offline Foundation for Online Accountable Pseudonyms

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    Ford, Bryan

    An Offline Foundation for Online Accountable Pseudonyms Bryan Ford Jacob Strauss Massachusetts or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation

  4. Features

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary)morphinanInformation Desert Southwest Region service area. TheEPSCI Home It isGasERPSpun Off FromFeatures

  5. Offline solid phase microextraction sampling system

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    Harvey, Chris A. (French Camp, CA)

    2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    An offline solid phase microextraction (SPME) sampling apparatus for enabling SPME samples to be taken a number of times from a previously collected fluid sample (e.g. sample atmosphere) stored in a fused silica lined bottle which keeps volatile organics in the fluid sample stable for weeks at a time. The offline SPME sampling apparatus has a hollow body surrounding a sampling chamber, with multiple ports through which a portion of a previously collected fluid sample may be (a) released into the sampling chamber, (b) SPME sampled to collect analytes for subsequent GC analysis, and (c) flushed/purged using a fluidically connected vacuum source and purging fluid source to prepare the sampling chamber for additional SPME samplings of the same original fluid sample, such as may have been collected in situ from a headspace.

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas offline software Sample Search Results

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    Environment in ATLAS: From the Level-2 Trigger to the Offline Reconstruction S. Armstrong, J. T... in the ATLAS offline reconstruction framework. While this approach provides...

  7. Berkeley Off-line Radioisotope Generator (BORG)

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    Sudowe, Ralf; Patin, Joshua B.

    2001-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of chemical separations for the transactinides has traditionally been performed with longer-lived tracer activities purchased commercially. With these long-lived tracers, there is always the potential problem that the tracer atoms are not always in the same chemical form as the short-lived atoms produced in on-line experiments. This problem is especially severe for elements in groups 4 and 5 of the periodic table, where hydrolysis is present. The long-lived tracers usually are stored with a complexing agent to prevent sorption or precipitation. Chemistry experiments performed with these long-lived tracers are therefore not analogous to those chemical experiments performed in on-line experiments. One way to eliminate the differences between off-line and on-line chemistry experiments is through the use of a {sup 252}Cf fission fragment collection device. A {sup 252}Cf fission fragment collection device has already been constructed [1]. This device is limited in its capabilities. A new fission fragment device would allow the study of the chemical properties of the homologues of the heaviest elements. This new device would be capable of producing fission fragments for fast gas chemistry and aqueous chemistry experiments, long-lived tracers for model system development and neutrons for neutron activation. Fission fragment activities produced in this way should have the same chemical form as those produced in Cyclotron irradiations. The simple operation of this source will allow more rapid and reliable development of radiochemical separations with homologues of transactinide elements.

  8. Spatially Similar Practice Immediately Following Motor Sequence Learning Eliminates Offline Gains

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    Handa, Atul

    2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    early during motor sequence learning but highlight the sensitivity of offline gains to task practice order....

  9. Offline Dictionary Attack on Password Authentication Schemes using Smart Cards

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    decades of intensive research in the security community, and the current crux lies in how to achieve truly scenario and gives rise to the strongest adversary model so far (Note that Wang's PSCAV scheme is secure poorly-chosen passwords from the notorious offline dictionary attacks and thus confirms the feasibility

  10. An off-line multiprocessor real-time scheduling algorithm to reduce static energy consumption

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    An off-line multiprocessor real-time scheduling algorithm to reduce static energy consumption, France laurent.pautet@telecom-paristech.fr Abstract--Energy consumption of highly reliable real dynamic energy consumption. This paper aims to propose a new off-line schedul- ing algorithm to put

  11. Enabling Offline Access to Facebook Streams on Mobile Dept. of Information and

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    Venkatasubramanian, Nalini

    Enabling Offline Access to Facebook Streams on Mobile Devices Ye Zhao Dept. of Information [Information Systems Applications]: Miscellaneous Keywords Offline, Prefetching, Rich Content, Facebook 1 such as Facebook, Twit- ter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Instagram ­ indeed, many peo- ple rely on these social networks

  12. Imaging planets around nearby white dwarfs

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    M. R. Burleigh; F. J. Clarke; S. T. Hodgkin

    2002-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We suggest that Jovian planets will survive the late stages of stellar evolution, and that white dwarfs will retain planetary systems in wide orbits (>5AU). Utilising evolutionary models for Jovian planets, we show that infra-red imaging with 8m class telescopes of suitable nearby white dwarfs should allow us to resolve and detect companions >3Mjup. Detection of massive planetary companions to nearby white dwarfs would prove that such objects can survive the final stages of stellar evolution, place constraints on the frequency of main sequence stars with planetary systems dynamically similar to our own and allow direct spectroscopic investigation of their composition and structure.

  13. Off-line compatible electronic cash method and system

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    Kravitz, D.W.; Gemmell, P.S.; Brickell, E.F.

    1998-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    An off-line electronic cash system having an electronic coin, a bank B, a payee S, and a user U with an account at the bank B as well as a user password z{sub u,i}, has a method for performing an electronic cash transfer. An electronic coin is withdrawn from the bank B by the user U and an electronic record of the electronic coin is stored by the bank B. The coin is paid to the payee S by the user U. The payee S deposits the coin with the bank B. A determination is made that the coin is spent and the record of the coin is deleted by the bank B. A further deposit of the same coin after the record is deleted is determined. Additionally, a determination is made which user U originally withdrew the coin after deleting the record. To perform these operations a key pair is generated by the user, including public and secret signature keys. The public signature key along with a user password z{sub u,i} and a withdrawal amount are sent to the bank B by the user U. In response, the bank B sends a coin to the user U signed by the secret key of the bank indicating the value of the coin and the public key of the user U. The payee S transmits a challenge counter to the user U prior to receiving the coin. 16 figs.

  14. The Offline Software Framework of the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    S. Argiro; S. L. C. Barroso; J. Gonzalez; L. Nellen; T. Paul; T. A. Porter; L. Prado Jr.; M. Roth; R. Ulrich; D. Veberic

    2007-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pierre Auger Observatory is designed to unveil the nature and the origins of the highest energy cosmic rays. The large and geographically dispersed collaboration of physicists and the wide-ranging collection of simulation and reconstruction tasks pose some special challenges for the offline analysis software. We have designed and implemented a general purpose framework which allows collaborators to contribute algorithms and sequencing instructions to build up the variety of applications they require. The framework includes machinery to manage these user codes, to organize the abundance of user-contributed configuration files, to facilitate multi-format file handling, and to provide access to event and time-dependent detector information which can reside in various data sources. A number of utilities are also provided, including a novel geometry package which allows manipulation of abstract geometrical objects independent of coordinate system choice. The framework is implemented in C++, and takes advantage of object oriented design and common open source tools, while keeping the user side simple enough for C++ novices to learn in a reasonable time. The distribution system incorporates unit and acceptance testing in order to support rapid development of both the core framework and contributed user code.

  15. The Offline Software Framework of the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    S. Argiro; S. L. C Barroso; J. Gonzalez; L. Nellen; T. Paul; T. A. Porter; L. Prado Jr.; M. Roth; R. Ulrich; D. Veberic

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pierre Auger Observatory is designed to unveil the nature and the origins of the highest energy cosmic rays. The large and geographically dispersed collaboration of physicists and the wide-ranging collection of simulation and reconstruction tasks pose some special challenges for the offline analysis software. We have designed and implemented a general purpose framework which allows collaborators to contribute algorithms and sequencing instructions to build up the variety of applications they require. The framework includes machinery to manage these user codes, to organize the abundance of user-contributed configuration files, to facilitate multi-format file handling, and to provide access to event and time-dependent detector information which can reside in various data sources. A number of utilities are also provided, including a novel geometry package which allows manipulation of abstract geometrical objects independent of coordinate system choice. The framework is implemented in C++, and takes advantage of object oriented design and common open source tools, while keeping the user side simple enough for C++ novices to learn in a reasonable time. The distribution system incorporates unit and acceptance testing in order to support rapid development of both the core framework and contributed user code.

  16. The Nuclear Near-Infrared Spectral Properties of Nearby Galaxies

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    Mason, R E; Martins, L; Riffel, R; Martin, O Gonzalez; Almeida, C Ramos; Dutra, D Ruschel; Ho, L C; Thanjavur, K; Flohic, H; Alonso-Herrero, A; Lira, P; McDermid, R; Riffel, R A; Schiavon, R P; Winge, C; Hoenig, M D; Perlman, E

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present spectra of the nuclear regions of 50 nearby (D = 1 - 92 Mpc, median = 20 Mpc) galaxies of morphological types E to Sm. The spectra, obtained with the Gemini Near-IR Spectrograph on the Gemini North telescope, cover a wavelength range of approximately 0.85-2.5 microns at R~1300--1800. There is evidence that most of the galaxies host an active galactic nucleus (AGN), but the range of AGN luminosities (log (L2-10 keV [erg/s]) = 37.0-43.2) in the sample means that the spectra display a wide variety of features. Some nuclei, especially the Seyferts, exhibit a rich emission-line spectrum. Other objects, in particular the type 2 Low Ionisation Nuclear Emission Region galaxies, show just a few, weak emission lines, allowing a detailed view of the underlying stellar population. These spectra display numerous absorption features sensitive to the stellar initial mass function, as well as molecular bands arising in cool stars, and many other atomic absorption lines. We compare the spectra of subsets of galaxie...

  17. Inclusion of a Drag Approach in the Town Energy Balance (TEB) Scheme: Offline 1D Evaluation in a Street Canyon

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    Ribes, Aurélien

    Inclusion of a Drag Approach in the Town Energy Balance (TEB) Scheme: Offline 1D Evaluation 2008) ABSTRACT The Town Energy Balance module bridges the micro- and mesoscale and simulates local-scale urban surface energy balance for use in mesoscale meteorological models. Previous offline evaluations

  18. MID-INFRARED IRS SPECTROSCOPY OF NGC 7331: A FIRST LOOK AT THE SPITZER INFRARED NEARBY GALAXIES SURVEY (SINGS) LEGACY

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    Draine, Bruce T.

    MID-INFRARED IRS SPECTROSCOPY OF NGC 7331: A FIRST LOOK AT THE SPITZER INFRARED NEARBY GALAXIES to 38 m using all modules of Spitzer's Infrared Spectrograph (IRS). A strong new dust emission feature with standard photodissociation region (PDR) models. Either additional PDR heating or shocks are required

  19. THE ACS NEARBY GALAXY SURVEY TREASURY

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    Dalcanton, Julianne J.; Williams, Benjamin F.; Rosema, Keith; Gogarten, Stephanie M.; Christensen, Charlotte; Gilbert, Karoline; Hodge, Paul [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Seth, Anil C. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew [Raytheon, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States); Holtzman, Jon [Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University, Box 30001, 1320 Frenger St., Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States); Skillman, Evan D.; Weisz, Daniel [Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Cole, Andrew [School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (Australia); Girardi, Leo [Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova - INAF, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, I-35122 Padova (Italy); Karachentsev, Igor D. [Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhnji Arkhyz, Karachai-Circessia Republic 369167 (Russian Federation); Olsen, Knut [NOAO, National Optical Astronomy Observatory 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Freeman, Ken [Mount Stromlo Observatory, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ., ACT 0200 (Australia); Gallart, Carme [Inst. de AstrofIsica de Canarias, VIa Lactea, s/n, 38200 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Harris, Jason [Steward Observatory, Univ. of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); De Jong, Roelof S. [Space Telescope Science Inst., 3700 San Martin Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)], E-mail: jd@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: ben@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: krosema@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: stephanie@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: christensen@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: fabio@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: trq@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: aseth@cfa.harvard.edu (and others)

    2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The ACS Nearby Galaxy Survey Treasury (ANGST) is a systematic survey to establish a legacy of uniform multi-color photometry of resolved stars for a volume-limited sample of nearby galaxies (D < 4 Mpc). The survey volume encompasses 69 galaxies in diverse environments, including close pairs, small and large groups, filaments, and truly isolated regions. The galaxies include a nearly complete range of morphological types spanning a factor of {approx}10{sup 4} in luminosity and star formation rate. The survey data consist of images taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), supplemented with archival data and new Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) imaging taken after the failure of ACS. Survey images include wide field tilings covering the full radial extent of each galaxy, and single deep pointings in uncrowded regions of the most massive galaxies in the volume. The new wide field imaging in ANGST reaches median 50% completenesses of m {sub F475W} = 28.0 mag, m {sub F606W} = 27.3 mag, and m {sub F814W} = 27.3 mag, several magnitudes below the tip of the red giant branch (TRGB). The deep fields reach magnitudes sufficient to fully resolve the structure in the red clump. The resulting photometric catalogs are publicly accessible and contain over 34 million photometric measurements of >14 million stars. In this paper we present the details of the sample selection, imaging, data reduction, and the resulting photometric catalogs, along with an analysis of the photometric uncertainties (systematic and random), for both ACS and WFPC2 imaging. We also present uniformly derived relative distances measured from the apparent magnitude of the TRGB.

  20. Modeling Privacy for Off-line RFID Systems Flavio D. Garcia and Peter van Rossum

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    Garcia, Flavio D.

    in stores to enable RFID based cash registers), the privacy problems could be solved by sending the killModeling Privacy for Off-line RFID Systems Flavio D. Garcia and Peter van Rossum Institute applications. The widespread use of RFID has raised privacy concerns. Since most RFID tags will send a unique

  1. An off-line interface for HPLC and orthogonal MALDI TOF

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    Ens, Werner

    -Hz nitrogen laser (Laser Science) with 300 µJ energy per pulse, or a high repetition-rate (up to 1 k An off-line approach to coupling HPLC with mass spectrometry has several advantages in principle over on;3 Experimental - mass spectrometry Manitoba MALDI QqTOF spectrometer Mass spectrometry was performed

  2. Improving the Accuracy of Industrial Robots by offline Compensation of Joints Errors

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    level pose accuracy and to achieve a good path tracking. Unfortunately industrial robots are designed are concidered [4]. In [5], authors have worked on modeling the Cartesian compliance of an industrial robotImproving the Accuracy of Industrial Robots by offline Compensation of Joints Errors Adel Olabi

  3. Secure Communication and Authentication Against Off-line Dictionary Attacks in Smart Grid Systems

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    Wang, Yongge

    Secure Communication and Authentication Against Off-line Dictionary Attacks in Smart Grid Systems This paper studies the security requirements for remote authentication and communication in smart grid to smart grid systems. For example, in order to unlock the credentials stored in tamper

  4. Constraints on decaying dark matter from Fermi observations of nearby galaxies and clusters

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    Dugger, Leanna; Profumo, Stefano [Department of Astronomy and Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley, 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA (United States); Jeltema, Tesla E., E-mail: greentee01@gmail.com, E-mail: tesla@ucolick.org, E-mail: profumo@scipp.ucsc.edu [UCO/Lick Observatories, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the impact of Fermi gamma-ray observations (primarily non-detections) of selected nearby galaxies, including dwarf spheroidals, and of clusters of galaxies on decaying dark matter models. We show that the fact that galaxy clusters do not shine in gamma rays puts the most stringent limits available to-date on the lifetime of dark matter particles for a wide range of particle masses and decay final states. In particular, our results put strong constraints on the possibility of ascribing to decaying dark matter both the increasing positron fraction reported by PAMELA and the high-energy feature in the electron-positron spectrum measured by Fermi. Observations of nearby dwarf galaxies and of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) do not provide as strong limits as those from galaxy clusters, while still improving on previous constraints in some cases.

  5. Molecular gas in nearby powerful radio galaxies

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    S. Leon; J. Lim; F. Combes; D. Van-Trung

    2001-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the detection of CO(1-0) and CO(2-1) emission from the central region of nearby 3CR radio galaxies (z$gas content is below 10$^9$ \\msun. Their individual CO emission exhibit, for 5 cases, a double-horned line profile that is characteristic of an inclined rotating disk with a central depression at the rising part of its rotation curve. The inferred disk or ring distributions of the molecular gas is consistent with the observed presence of dust disks or rings detected optically in the cores of the galaxies. We reason that if their gas originates from the mergers of two gas-rich disk galaxies, as has been invoked to explain the molecular gas in other radio galaxies, then these galaxies must have merged a long time ago (few Gyr or more) but their remnant elliptical galaxies only recently (last 10$^7$ years or less) become active radio galaxies. Instead, we argue the the cannibalism of gas-rich galaxies provide a simpler explanation for the origin of molecular gas in the elliptical hosts of radio galaxies (Lim et al. 2000). Given the transient nature of their observed disturbances, these galaxies probably become active in radio soon after the accretion event when sufficient molecular gas agglomerates in their nuclei.

  6. The Photometric Properties of Nearby Type Ia Supernovae

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    Ganeshalingam, Mohan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Rise-Time Distribution of Nearby Type Ia Supernovae 3.1Highlight: The Physics of Supernovae, ed. W. Hillebrandt &1.1 Supernovae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.1

  7. A Comparison of the Use of Bony Anatomy and Internal Markers for Offline Verification and an Evaluation of the Potential Benefit of Online and Offline Verification Protocols for Prostate Radiotherapy

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    McNair, Helen A. [Department of Radiotherapy, Royal Marsden NHS Trust and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom)], E-mail: Helen.McNair@rmh.nhs.uk; Hansen, Vibeke N. [Joint Department of Physics and Radiotherapy, Royal Marsden NHS Trust and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom); Parker, Christopher [Academic Unit of Urology, Royal Marsden NHS Trust and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom); Evans, Phil M. [Joint Department of Physics and Radiotherapy, Royal Marsden NHS Trust and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom); Norman, Andrew [Department of Computing, Royal Marsden NHS Trust and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom); Miles, Elizabeth [Department of Radiotherapy, Royal Marsden NHS Trust and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom); Harris, Emma J. [Joint Department of Physics and Radiotherapy, Royal Marsden NHS Trust and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom); Del-Acroix, Louise; Smith, Elizabeth; Keane, Richard [Department of Radiotherapy, Royal Marsden NHS Trust and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom); Khoo, Vincent S.; Thompson, Alan C.; Dearnaley, David P. [Academic Unit of Urology, Royal Marsden NHS Trust and Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey (United Kingdom)

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To evaluate the utility of intraprostatic markers in the treatment verification of prostate cancer radiotherapy. Specific aims were: to compare the effectiveness of offline correction protocols, either using gold markers or bony anatomy; to estimate the potential benefit of online correction protocol's using gold markers; to determine the presence and effect of intrafraction motion. Methods and Materials: Thirty patients with three gold markers inserted had pretreatment and posttreatment images acquired and were treated using an offline correction protocol and gold markers. Retrospectively, an offline protocol was applied using bony anatomy and an online protocol using gold markers. Results: The systematic errors were reduced from 1.3, 1.9, and 2.5 mm to 1.1, 1.1, and 1.5 mm in the right-left (RL), superoinferior (SI), and anteroposterior (AP) directions, respectively, using the offline correction protocol and gold markers instead of bony anatomy. The subsequent decrease in margins was 1.7, 3.3, and 4 mm in the RL, SI, and AP directions, respectively. An offline correction protocol combined with an online correction protocol in the first four fractions reduced random errors further to 0.9, 1.1, and 1.0 mm in the RL, SI, and AP directions, respectively. A daily online protocol reduced all errors to <1 mm. Intrafraction motion had greater impact on the effectiveness of the online protocol than the offline protocols. Conclusions: An offline protocol using gold markers is effective in reducing the systematic error. The value of online protocols is reduced by intrafraction motion.

  8. Simulation and off-line programming at Sandia`s Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center

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    Xavier, P.G.; Fahrenholtz, J.C.; McDonald, M. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center] [and others

    1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One role of the Intelligent Robotics and System Center (ISRC) at Sandia National Laboratories is to address certain aspects of Sandia`s mission to design, manufacture, maintain, and dismantle nuclear weapon components. Hazardous materials, devices, and environments are often involved. Because of shrinking resources, these tasks must be accomplished with a minimum of prototyping, while maintaining high reliability. In this paper, the authors describe simulation, off-line programming/planning, and related tools which are in use, under development, and being researched to solve these problems at the ISRC.

  9. Comprehensive off-line, two-dimensional liquid chromotography. Application to the separation of peptide digest

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    Marchetti, Nicola [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Guiochon, Georges A [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The separation of the peptide digests of myoglobin and bovine serum albumin was performed with an off-line combination of two commercial, conventional HPLC columns. The first column was packed with a strong ion exchanger and eluted with a KCl gradient. The second column was packed with particles of C{sub 18}-bonded silica and eluted with an acetonitrile gradient. The conditional peak capacities of the 2D separations achieved exceed 7000 under the experimental conditions investigated. This performance is achieved at the cost of an analysis time of the order of 28 hours. Possible improvements to the separation method described here are discussed.

  10. Kinematic segregation of nearby disk stars from the Hipparcos database

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    R. E. de Souza; R. Teixeira

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    To better understand our Galaxy, we investigate the pertinency of describing the sys tem of nearby disk stars in terms of a two-components Schwarzschild velocity distributio n.Using the proper motion and parallax information of Hipparcos database, we determine t he parameters characterizing the local stellar velocity field of a sample of 22000 disk stars. The sample we use is essentially the same as the one described by the criteria ad opted to study the LSR and the stream motion of the nearby stellar population

  11. ECOSYSTEM COMPONENT CHARACTERIZATION 461 Failing or nearby septic tank systems

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    Pitt, Robert E.

    ECOSYSTEM COMPONENT CHARACTERIZATION 461 · Failing or nearby septic tank systems · Exfiltration from sanitary sewers in poor repair · Leaking underground storage tanks and pipes · Landfill seepage or natural environment Leaks from underground storage tanks and pipes are a common source of soil

  12. Motions of galaxies in the nearby universe with 2MASS

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    Crook, Aidan Christopher

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I present the first model of a flow-field in the nearby Universe (cz < 12, 000 km s-') constructed from groups of galaxies identified in an all-sky flux-limited survey. The Two Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey (2MRS), upon ...

  13. ARM - Features

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary)morphinanInformation InInformation InExplosionAnnouncements Media ContactCenterFeature Stories

  14. Off-line compensation of the tool path deviations on robotic machining: Application to Incremental Sheet Forming

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Off-line compensation of the tool path deviations on robotic machining: Application to Incremental of industrial robots during an incremental sheet forming task. For that purpose, a robust and systematic method in a context of prototyping applications. Keywords: robot machining, elastic modeling, robot calibration

  15. Locating Nearby Sources of Air Pollution by Nonparametric Regression of Atmospheric Concentrations on Wind Direction

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Locating Nearby Sources of Air Pollution by Nonparametric Regression of Atmospheric Concentrations. #12;1 Locating Nearby Sources of Air Pollution by Nonparametric Regression of Atmospheric. * Corresponding author. Submitted to Atmospheric Environment July, 2001. Abstract The relationship

  16. Infrared colour properties of nearby radio-luminous galaxies

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    Yang, Xiao-hong; Huang, Yan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By combining the data of the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), the Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Akari satellite, we study the infrared colour properties of a sample of 2712 nearby radio-luminous galaxies (RLGs). These RLGs are divided into radio-loud (RL) active galactic nuclei (AGNs), mainly occurring at redshifts of $0.05$ 3.0. We also analyse the MIR colours of RL AGNs divided into low- and high-excitation radio galaxies (LERGs and HERGs, respectively). The ([3.4]-[4.6])$-$([4.6]-[12]) diagram clearly shows separate distributions of LERGs and HERGs and a region of overlap, which suggests that LERGs and HERGs have different MIR properties. LERGs are responsible for the double-core distribution of RL AGNs on the ([3.4]-[4.6])$-$([4.6]-[12]) diagram. In addition, we also suggest 90$-$140$\\mu$m band spectral index $\\alpha(90,140)<-1.4$ as a criterion of selecting nearby active galaxies with non-thermal emissions at FIR wavelengths.

  17. HI emission and absorption in nearby, gas-rich galaxies

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    Reeves, S N; Allison, J R; Koribalski, B S; Curran, S J; Pracy, M B

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of a targeted search for intervening HI absorption in six nearby, gas-rich galaxies using the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA). The sightlines searched have impact parameters of 10-20 kpc. By targeting nearby galaxies we are also able to map their HI emission, allowing us to directly relate the absorption-line detection rate to the extended HI distribution. The continuum sightlines intersect the HI disk in four of the six galaxies, but no intervening absorption was detected. Of these four galaxies, we find that three of the non-detections are the result of the background source being too faint. In the fourth case we find that the ratio of the spin temperature to the covering factor ($T_{\\mathrm{S}}/f$) must be much higher than expected ($\\gtrsim$5700 K) in order to explain the non-detection. We discuss how the structure of the background continuum sources may have affected the detection rate of HI absorption in our sample, and the possible implications for future surveys. Future...

  18. Catalog of Nearby Galaxies and the Local Cosmic Web

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    Igor D. Karachentsev; Valentina E. Karachentseva; Walter K. Huchtmeier; Dmitry I. Makarov

    2004-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We compiled an all-sky catalog of 451 nearby galaxies, each having an individual distance estimate $D \\la 10$ Mpc or the radial velocity $V_{LG} -17.0$, which contribute about 4% to the local luminosity density, and $\\sim(10-16)$% to the local HI mass density. We found that the mean local barion density $\\Omega_b(<8$ Mpc) = 2.3% consists of only a half of the global barion density, $\\Omega_b=(4.7\\pm0.6)$% (Spergel et al. 2003). The mean-square pairwise difference of radial velocities is about 100 km s$^{-1}$ for spatial separations within 1 Mpc, increasing to $\\sim 300$ km s$^{-1}$ on a scale of $\\sim 3$ Mpc.

  19. INFRARED SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS OF NEARBY GALAXIES D. A. Dale,1

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    Joseph, Robert D.

    INFRARED SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS OF NEARBY GALAXIES D. A. Dale,1 G. J. Bendo,2 C. W ABSTRACT The Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey (SINGS) is carrying out a comprehensive) are presented using broad- band imaging data from Spitzer, 2MASS, ISO, IRAS, and SCUBA. The infrared colors

  20. MID-INFRARED SPECTRAL DIAGNOSTICS OF NUCLEAR AND EXTRANUCLEAR REGIONS IN NEARBY GALAXIES

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    Draine, Bruce T.

    MID-INFRARED SPECTRAL DIAGNOSTICS OF NUCLEAR AND EXTRANUCLEAR REGIONS IN NEARBY GALAXIES D. A. Dale,13 and F. Walter5 Received 2006 February 24; accepted 2006 March 31 ABSTRACT Mid-infrared diagnostics are presented for a large portion of the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey (SINGS) sample plus archival

  1. Offline trapping of $^{221}$Fr in a magneto-optical trap from implantation of an $^{225}$Ac ion beam

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    M. Tandecki; J. Zhang; S. Aubin; J. A. Behr; R. Collister; E. Gomez; G. Gwinner; H. Heggen; J. Lassen; L. A. Orozco; M. R. Pearson; S. Raeder; A. Teigelhöfer

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate a new technique to prepare an offline source of francium for trapping in a magneto-optical trap. Implanting a radioactive beam of $^{225}$Ac, $t_{1/2} = 9.920(3)$ days, in a foil, allows use of the decay products, i.e.$^{221}$Fr, $t_{1/2} = 288.0(4)$ s. $^{221}$Fr is ejected from the foil by the $\\alpha$ decay of $^{225}$Ac. This technique is compatible with the online accumulation of a laser-cooled atomic francium sample for a series of planned parity non-conservation measurements at TRIUMF. We obtain a 34% release efficiency for $^{221}$Fr from the recoil source based on particle detector measurements. We find that laser cooling operation with the source is $8^{+10}_{-5}$ times less efficient than from a mass-separated ion beam of $^{221}$Fr in the current geometry. While the flux of this source is two to three orders of magnitude lower than typical francium beams from ISOL facilities, the source provides a longer-term supply of francium for offline studies.

  2. Kuiper belt structure around nearby super-Earth host stars

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    Kennedy, Grant M; Marmier, Maxime; Greaves, Jane S; Wyatt, Mark C; Bryden, Geoffrey; Holland, Wayne; Lovis, Christophe; Matthews, Brenda C; Pepe, Francesco; Sibthorpe, Bruce; Udry, Stéphane

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new observations of the Kuiper belt analogues around HD 38858 and HD 20794, hosts of super-Earth mass planets within 1 au. As two of the four nearby G-type stars (with HD 69830 and 61 Vir) that form the basis of a possible correlation between low-mass planets and debris disc brightness, these systems are of particular interest. The disc around HD 38858 is well resolved with Herschel and we constrain the disc geometry and radial structure. We also present a probable JCMT sub-mm continuum detection of the disc and a CO J=2-1 upper limit. The disc around HD 20794 is much fainter and appears marginally resolved with Herschel, and is constrained to be less extended than the discs around 61 Vir and HD 38858. We also set limits on the radial location of hot dust recently detected around HD 20794 with near-IR interferometry. We present HARPS upper limits on unseen planets in these four systems, ruling out additional super-Earths within a few au, and Saturn-mass planets within 10 au. We consider the disc st...

  3. Star Cluster Populations in the Outer Disks of Nearby Galaxies

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    Herbert-Fort, Stéphane; Moustakas, John; Di Paola, Andrea; Pogge, Richard W; Ragazzoni, Roberto

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) imaging study that characterizes the star cluster component of nearby galaxy outer disks (beyond the optical radius R_25). Expanding on the pilot project of Herbert-Fort et al. (2009), we present deep (~ 27.5 mag V-band point-source limiting magnitude) U- and V-band imaging of six galaxies: IC 4182, NGC 3351, NGC 4736, NGC 4826, NGC 5474, and NGC 6503. We find that the outer disk of each galaxy is populated with marginally-resolved star clusters with masses ~10^3 M_sun and ages up to ~ 1 Gyr (masses and ages are limited by the depth of our imaging and uncertainties are large given how photometry can be strongly affected by the presence or absence of a few stars in such low mass systems), and that they are typically found out to at least 2 R_25 but sometimes as far as 3 to 4 R_25- even beyond the apparent HI disk. The mean rate of cluster formation for 1 R_25<= R <= 1.5R_25 is at least one every ~2.5 Myr and the clusters are spatially correlated with the HI, m...

  4. THE ACS NEARBY GALAXY SURVEY TREASURY. X. QUANTIFYING THE STAR CLUSTER FORMATION EFFICIENCY OF NEARBY DWARF GALAXIES

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    Cook, David O.; Dale, Daniel A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071 (United States); Seth, Anil C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Johnson, L. Clifton; Weisz, Daniel R.; Fouesneau, Morgan; Dalcanton, Julianne J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Olsen, Knut A. G. [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Engelbracht, Charles W., E-mail: dcook12@uwyo.edu [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the relationship between the field star formation and cluster formation properties in a large sample of nearby dwarf galaxies. We use optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope and from ground-based telescopes to derive the ages and masses of the young (t{sub age} {approx}< 100 Myr) cluster sample. Our data provide the first constraints on two proposed relationships between the star formation rate (SFR) of galaxies and the properties of their cluster systems in the low SFR regime. The data show broad agreement with these relationships, but significant galaxy-to-galaxy scatter exists. In part, this scatter can be accounted for by simulating the small number of clusters detected from stochastically sampling the cluster mass function. However, this stochasticity does not fully account for the observed scatter in our data, suggesting that there may be true variations in the fraction of stars formed in clusters in dwarf galaxies. Comparison of the cluster formation and the brightest cluster in our sample galaxies also provide constraints on cluster destruction models.

  5. STAR CLUSTER POPULATIONS IN THE OUTER DISKS OF NEARBY GALAXIES

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    Herbert-Fort, Stephane; Zaritsky, Dennis [Department of Astronomy/Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 N Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Moustakas, John [Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 (United States); Di Paola, Andrea [INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, via di Frascati 33, I-00040 Monteporzio (Italy); Pogge, Richard W. [Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University, 140 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1173 (United States); Ragazzoni, Roberto, E-mail: s.herbertfort@gmail.com, E-mail: dennis.zaritsky@gmail.com [INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, I-35122 Padova (Italy)

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a Large Binocular Telescope imaging study that characterizes the star cluster component of nearby galaxy outer disks (beyond the optical radius R{sub 25}). Expanding on the pilot project of Herbert-Fort et al., we present deep ({approx}27.5 mag V-band point-source limiting magnitude) U- and V-band imaging of six galaxies: IC 4182, NGC 3351, NGC 4736, NGC 4826, NGC 5474, and NGC 6503. We find that the outer disk of each galaxy is populated with marginally resolved star clusters with masses {approx}10{sup 3} M{sub Sun} and ages up to {approx}1 Gyr (masses and ages are limited by the depth of our imaging and uncertainties are large given how photometry can be strongly affected by the presence or absence of a few stars in such low-mass systems), and that they are typically found out to at least 2 R{sub 25} but sometimes as far as 3-4 R{sub 25}-even beyond the apparent H I disk. The mean rate of cluster formation for 1 R{sub 25} {<=} R {<=} 1.5 R{sub 25} is at least one every {approx}2.5 Myr and the clusters are spatially correlated with the H I, most strongly with higher density gas near the periphery of the optical disk and with lower density neutral gas at the H I disk periphery. We hypothesize that the clusters near the edge of the optical disk are formed in the extension of spiral structure from the inner disk and are a fairly consistent phenomenon and that the clusters formed at the periphery of the H I disk are the result of accretion episodes.

  6. SDSS J141624.08+134826.7: A NEARBY BLUE L DWARF FROM THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY

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    Bowler, Brendan P. [Infrared Telescope Facility, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Science Mission Directorate, Planetary Astronomy Program (United States); Liu, Michael C.; Dupuy, Trent J., E-mail: bpbowler@ifa.hawaii.ed [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States)

    2010-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the discovery of a bright (J = 13.1 mag) nearby L6 dwarf found in a search for L-type ultracool subdwarfs in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 7. SDSS J141624.08+134826.7 exhibits blue near-infrared colors compared to other optically typed L6 objects, but its optical and near-infrared spectra do not show metal-poor features characteristic of known L-type ultracool subdwarfs. Instead, SDSS J141624.08+134826.7 is probably a nearby example of the class of L dwarfs with low condensate opacities that exhibit unusually blue near-infrared colors for a given spectral type. Its deep 1.4 and 1.9 {mu}m H{sub 2}O absorption bands, weak 2.3 {mu}m CO feature, strong 0.99 {mu}m FeH band, and shallow optical TiO and CaH bands resemble the spectra of other blue L dwarfs which are believed to have unusually thin or large-grained cloud structure. The luminosity of SDSS J141624.08+134826.7 implies that it is either a high-mass brown dwarf or a low-mass star, depending on its age, and its UVW space motion suggests a thin-disk membership. With a spectrophotometric distance of 8.4 +- 1.9 pc, SDSS J141624.08+134826.7 is one of the nearest L dwarfs to the Sun and is therefore an excellent target for high resolution imaging, spectroscopic, and astrometric follow-up observations.

  7. INJECTION OF SUPERNOVA DUST IN NEARBY PROTOPLANETARY DISKS

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    Ouellette, N. [Department of Physics, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871504, Tempe, AZ 85287-1504 (United States); Desch, S. J.; Hester, J. J. [School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871404, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404 (United States)

    2010-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The early solar system contained a number of short-lived radionuclides (SLRs) such as {sup 26}Al with half-lives <15 Myr. The one-time presence of {sup 60}Fe strongly suggests that the source of these radionuclides was a nearby supernova. In this paper, we investigate the 'aerogel' model, which hypothesizes that the solar system's SLRs were injected directly into the solar system's protoplanetary disk from a supernova within the same star-forming region. Previous work has shown that disks generally survive the impact of supernova ejecta, but also that little gaseous ejecta can be injected into the disk. The aerogel model hypothesizes that radionuclides in the ejecta condensed into micron-sized dust grains that were injected directly into the solar nebula disk. Here, we discuss the density structure of supernova ejecta and the observational support for dust condensation in the ejecta. We argue that supernova ejecta are clumpy and describe a model to quantify this clumpiness. We also argue that infrared observations may be underestimating the fraction of material that condenses into dust. Building on calculations of how supernova ejecta interact with protoplanetary disks, we calculate the efficiency with which dust grains in the ejecta are injected into a disk. We find that about 70% of material in grains roughly 0.4 {mu}m in diameter can be injected into disks. If ejecta are clumpy, the solar nebula was struck by a clump with higher-than-average {sup 26}Al and {sup 60}Fe, and these elements condensed efficiently into large grains, then the abundances of SLRs in the early solar system can be explained, even if the disk lies 2 pc from the supernova explosion. The probability that all these factors are met is low, perhaps {approx}10{sup -3}-10{sup -2}, and receiving as much {sup 26}Al and {sup 60}Fe as the solar system did may be a rare event. Still, the aerogel model remains a viable explanation for the origins of the radionuclides in the early solar system, and may be the most plausible one.

  8. features Utility Generator

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    Chang, Shih-Fu

    #12;#12;#12;#12;features function utility Training Pool Utility Generator Per-frame function content utility classes utility classes utility Tree Decision Generator Module Utility Clustering Adaptive Content Classification Loop features content VO selection & Utility Selector content features Real

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - acs nearby galaxy Sample Search Results

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    Town Collection: Physics 32 Velocity fields from FORS2MXU spectroscopy1 Summary: on-Barroso et al. 2006; Sarzi et al. 2006). Integral-field spectroscopy of HII regions in nearby...

  10. The Masses of Nearby Dwarfs can be Determined with Gravitational Microlensing

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    B. Paczynski

    1995-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Microlensing of distant stars in the Milky Way by the nearby high proper motion stars offers a direct way to precisely measure the masses of single lower main sequence stars and brown dwarfs.

  11. Effect of nearby Pearl vortices upon the Ic versus B characteristics of planar Josephson junctions in thin and narrow superconducting strips

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    Clem, John R.

    2011-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper I show how to calculate the effect of a nearby Pearl vortex or antivortex upon the critical current I{sub c}(B) when a perpendicular magnetic induction B is applied to a planar Josephson junction in a long, thin, superconducting strip of width W much less than the Pearl length {Lambda} = 2{lambda}2/d, where {lambda} is the London penetration depth and d is the thickness (d < {lambda}). The theoretical results provide a qualitative explanation of unusual features recently observed experimentally by Golod et al. [ Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 227003 (2010)] in a device with a similar geometry.

  12. MOLECULAR GAS AND STAR FORMATION IN NEARBY DISK GALAXIES

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    Leroy, Adam K.; Munoz-Mateos, Juan-Carlos [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Walter, Fabian; Sandstrom, Karin; Meidt, Sharon; Rix, Hans-Walter; Schinnerer, Eva [Max Planck Institute fuer Astronomie, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Schruba, Andreas [California Institute for Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Bigiel, Frank [Theoretische Astrophysik, Albert-Ueberle-Str. 2, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Bolatto, Alberto [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Brinks, Elias [Centre for Astrophysics Research, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB (United Kingdom); De Blok, W. J. G. [Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre, Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa); Rosolowsky, Erik [University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC (Canada); Schuster, Karl-Friedrich [IRAM, 300 rue de la Piscine, F-38406 St. Martin d'Heres (France); Usero, Antonio [Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, C/ Alfonso XII, 3, E-28014 Madrid (Spain)

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We compare molecular gas traced by {sup 12}CO (2-1) maps from the HERACLES survey, with tracers of the recent star formation rate (SFR) across 30 nearby disk galaxies. We demonstrate a first-order linear correspondence between {Sigma}{sub mol} and {Sigma}{sub SFR} but also find important second-order systematic variations in the apparent molecular gas depletion time, {tau}{sub dep}{sup mol}={Sigma}{sub mol}/{Sigma}{sub SFR}. At the 1 kpc common resolution of HERACLES, CO emission correlates closely with many tracers of the recent SFR. Weighting each line of sight equally, using a fixed {alpha}{sub CO} equivalent to the Milky Way value, our data yield a molecular gas depletion time, {tau}{sub dep}{sup mol}={Sigma}{sub mol}/{Sigma}{sub SFR}{approx}2.2 Gyr with 0.3 dex 1{sigma} scatter, in very good agreement with recent literature data. We apply a forward-modeling approach to constrain the power-law index, N, that relates the SFR surface density and the molecular gas surface density, {Sigma}{sub SFR}{proportional_to}{Sigma}{sub mol}{sup N}. We find N = 1 {+-} 0.15 for our full data set with some scatter from galaxy to galaxy. This also agrees with recent work, but we caution that a power-law treatment oversimplifies the topic given that we observe correlations between {tau}{sub dep}{sup mol} and other local and global quantities. The strongest of these are a decreased {tau}{sub dep}{sup mol} in low-mass, low-metallicity galaxies and a correlation of the kpc-scale {tau}{sub dep}{sup mol} with dust-to-gas ratio, D/G. These correlations can be explained by a CO-to-H{sub 2} conversion factor ({alpha}{sub CO}) that depends on dust shielding, and thus D/G, in the theoretically expected way. This is not a unique interpretation, but external evidence of conversion factor variations makes this the most conservative explanation of the strongest observed {tau}{sub dep}{sup mol} trends. After applying a D/G-dependent {alpha}{sub CO}, some weak correlations between {tau}{sub dep}{sup mol} and local conditions persist. In particular, we observe lower {tau}{sub dep}{sup mol} and enhanced CO excitation associated with nuclear gas concentrations in a subset of our targets. These appear to reflect real enhancements in the rate of star formation per unit gas, and although the distribution of {tau}{sub dep} does not appear bimodal in galaxy centers, {tau}{sub dep} does appear multivalued at fixed {Sigma}{sub H2}, supporting the idea of ''disk'' and ''starburst'' modes driven by other environmental parameters.

  13. THE NEARBY, YOUNG, ISOLATED, DUSTY STAR HD 166191

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    Schneider, Adam; Song, Inseok; Hufford, Tara [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 (United States); Melis, Carl [Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093 (United States); Zuckerman, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Bessell, Mike [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, Weston Creek, ACT 2611 (Australia); Hinkley, Sasha, E-mail: aschneid@physast.uga.edu, E-mail: song@physast.uga.edu, E-mail: tara@physast.uga.edu, E-mail: cmelis@ucsd.edu, E-mail: ben@astro.ucla.edu, E-mail: bessell@mso.anu.edu.au, E-mail: shinkley@astro.caltech.edu [Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report an in-depth study of the F8-type star HD 166191, identified in an ongoing survey for stars exhibiting infrared emission above their expected photospheres in the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer all-sky catalog. The fractional IR luminosity measured from 3.5 to 70 ?m is exceptionally high (L{sub IR}/L{sub bol} ? 10%). Near-diffraction-limited imaging observations with the T-ReCS Si filter set on the Gemini South telescope and adaptive optics imaging with the NIRC2 Lp filter on the Keck II telescope confirmed that the excess emission coincides with the star. Si-band images show a strong solid-state emission feature at ?10 ?m. Theoretical evolutionary isochrones and optical spectroscopic observations indicate a stellar age in the range 10-100 Myr. The large dust mass seen in HD 166191's terrestrial planet zone is indicative of a recent collision between planetary embryos or massive ongoing collisional grinding associated with planet building.

  14. Keep Your Friends Close and Your Facebook Friends Closer: A Multiplex Network Approach to the Analysis of Offline and Online Social Ties

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    Hristova, Desislava; Mascolo, Cecilia

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Social media allow for an unprecedented amount of interaction between people online. A fundamental aspect of human social behavior, however, is the tendency of people to associate themselves with like-minded individuals, forming homogeneous social circles both online and offline. In this work, we apply a new model that allows us to distinguish between social ties of varying strength, and to observe evidence of homophily with regards to politics, music, health, residential sector & year in college, within the online and offline social network of 74 college students. We present a multiplex network approach to social tie strength, here applied to mobile communication data - calls, text messages, and co-location, allowing us to dimensionally identify relationships by considering the number of communication channels utilized between students. We find that strong social ties are characterized by maximal use of communication channels, while weak ties by minimal use. We are able to identify 75% of close friendshi...

  15. DVU Featured Training & Events ...

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

    Featured Training & Events Form Please complete this form in its entirety and email to AskTheDvu@hq.doe.gov 1. Course Title: 2. Course StartEnd Date: 3. StartEnd Time (Time zone...

  16. Temperature profile for glacial ice at the South Pole: Implications for life nearby subglacial lake

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    Woschnagg, Kurt

    Temperature profile for glacial ice at the South Pole: Implications for life nearby subglacial lake deep of South of #9°C, which is 7°C below pressure­induced melting temperature freshwater produce contamination Lake Vostok. semiempirical expression strain vs. stress, estimate shear depth show Ice

  17. CAIRNS: The Cluster And Infall Region Nearby Survey II. Environmental Dependence of Infrared Mass-to-Light Ratios

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    K. Rines; M. J. Geller; A. Diaferio; M. J. Kurtz; T. H. Jarrett

    2004-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    CAIRNS (Cluster And Infall Region Nearby Survey) is a spectroscopic survey of the infall regions surrounding nine nearby rich clusters of galaxies. In Paper I, we used redshifts within $\\sim 10\\Mpc$ of the centers of the clusters to determine the mass profiles of the clusters based on the phase space distribution of the galaxies. Here, we use 2MASS photometry and an additional \

  18. Chapter 19. Offline Analysis

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    Brookhaven National Laboratory - Experiment 821

    SPARC DECstations and VAX/VMS. Furthermore, CERN software packages exist for nearly all our major. For example: 1 Code should be written Fortran 77 (with the usual VaX extensions) or C. 2 IMPLICIT NONE

  19. FEATURE ARTICLE Pipeline Corrosion

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    Botte, Gerardine G.

    F FEATURE ARTICLE Pipeline Corrosion Issues Related to Carbon Capture, Transportation, and Storage Capture, Transportation, and Storage--Aspects of Corrosion and Materials. "Until these new technologies are developed and applied, corrosion engineers are focusing on how to best design pipelines for CO2 transport

  20. Visual Navigation Visual Features

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    Zhang, Hong

    : § translation § rotation § scale, and § illumination 6 #12;2 Many detectors and descriptors § Detectors § Harris directions. § Such points can be detected by examining the structure tensor (2x2 matrix of local intensity: Scale-Invariant Feature Transform § SIFT Keypoints ­ local intensity extrema (minima or maxima) in both

  1. Molecular Gas in nearby Early-Type Powerful Classical Radio Galaxies

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    Stephane Leon; Jeremy Lim; Francoise Combes; Dinh-V-Trung

    2002-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a survey for molecular gas in nearby powerful radio galaxies. Eight of the eighteen radio galaxies observed were detected with molecular masses in the range 10^7--10^9 Msun, similar to the same survey we performed towards 3C radio galaxies. The upper limits of molecular gas in the remainder are typically of 10^8 Msun, indicating that very few radiogalaxies have molecular gas reservoir with more than 10^9 Msun.

  2. The Oxygen Abundance of Nearby Galaxies from Sloan Digital Sky Survey Spectra

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    L. S. Pilyugin; T. X. Thuan

    2007-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We have derived the oxygen abundance for a sample of nearby galaxies in the Data Release 5 of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) which possess at least two independent spectra of one or several HII regions with a detected [OIII]4363 auroral line. Since, for nearby galaxies, the [OII]3727 nebular line is out of the observed wavelength range, we propose a method to derive (O/H)_ff abundances using the classic Te method coupled with the ff relation. (O/H)_7325 abundances have also been determined, based on the [OII]7320,7330 line intensities, and using a small modification of the standard Te method. The (O/H)_ff and (O/H)_7325 abundances have been derived with both the one- and two-dimensional t_2 - t_3 relations. It was found that the (O/H)_ff abundances derived with the parametric two-dimensional t_2 - t_3 relation are most reliable. Oxygen abundances have been determined in 29 nearby galaxies, based on 84 individual abundance determinations in HII regions. Because of our selection methods, the metallicity of our galaxies lies in the narrow range 8.2 oxygen abundances in the disk of the spiral galaxy NGC 4490 is determined for the first time.

  3. NEARBY PLANETARY SYSTEMS AS LENSES DURING PREDICTED CLOSE PASSAGES TO BACKGROUND STARS

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    Di Stefano, Rosanne; Matthews, James [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Lepine, Sebastien [Department of Astrophysics, Division of Physical Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States)

    2013-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The Einstein rings and proper motions of nearby stars tend to be large. Thus, every year some foreground stars within a few hundred parsecs of Earth induce gravitational lensing events in background stars. In some of these cases, the events may exhibit evidence of planets orbiting the nearby star. In fact, planets can even be discovered during relatively distant passages. Here, we study the lensing signatures associated with planets orbiting nearby high-proper-motion stars. We find the following. (1) Wide-orbit planets can be detected for all distances of closest approach between the foreground and background stars, potentially producing independent events long before and/or after the closest approach. (2) Close-orbit planets can be detected for intermediate distances of closest approach, producing quasiperiodic signatures that may occur days or weeks before and after the stellar-lens event. (3) Planets in the so-called zone for resonant lensing can significantly increase the magnification when the distance of closest approach is small, making the stellar-lens event easier to detect, while simultaneously providing evidence for planets. Because approaches close enough to allow planets to be detected can be predicted, we can plan observing strategies to take advantage of the theoretical framework built in this paper, which describes the sequence of expected effects in terms of a sequence of detection regimes.

  4. Feature Stories | ORNL

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series toESnet4:Epitaxial ThinFORFALL NEWS ROCKY MOUNTAINFastFeature Stories News

  5. SciFeatureSciFeature SEA-MONKEYS AND ALIENS?

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    SciFeatureSciFeature MSU SEA-MONKEYS® AND ALIENS? What is the connection between Sea-Monkeys® and aliens? Believe it or not NASA scientists think it is possible that some alien life might resemble Sea

  6. Nearby Outdoor Environmental Support of Older Adults' Yard Activities, Neighborhood Walking and Independent Living in the Community

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    Wang, Zhe

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    to remain healthy and gives them the ability to access daily-life services, and thus extend their independent years at home. Nearby outdoor environments on residential sites and in the neighborhoods may influence older adults' independent living through...

  7. SUBSTELLAR OBJECTS IN NEARBY YOUNG CLUSTERS (SONYC). V. NEW BROWN DWARFS IN {rho} OPHIUCHI

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    Muzic, Koraljka; Jayawardhana, Ray [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 50 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 (Canada); Scholz, Alexander [School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 (Ireland); Geers, Vincent [Institut fuer Astronomie, ETH, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, 8093 Zuerich (Switzerland); Tamura, Motohide, E-mail: muzic@astro.utoronto.ca [National Astronomical Observatory, Osawa 2-21-2, Mitaka, Tokyo 181 (Japan)

    2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    SONYC-Substellar Objects in Nearby Young Clusters-is a survey program to investigate the frequency and properties of substellar objects with masses down to a few times that of Jupiter in nearby star-forming regions. For the {approx}1 Myr old {rho} Ophiuchi cluster, in our earlier paper we reported deep, wide-field optical and near-infrared imaging using Subaru, combined with Two Micron All Sky Survey and Spitzer photometry, as well as follow-up spectroscopy confirming three likely cluster members, including a new brown dwarf with a mass close to the deuterium-burning limit. Here we present the results of extensive new spectroscopy targeting a total of {approx}100 candidates in {rho} Oph, with Fiber Multi Object Spectrograph at the Subaru Telescope and SINFONI at the ESO's Very Large Telescope. We identify 19 objects with effective temperatures at or below 3200 K, eight of which are newly identified very low mass probable members of {rho} Oph. Among these eight, six objects have T{sub eff} {<=} 3000 K, confirming their likely substellar nature. These six new brown dwarfs comprise one-fifth of the known substellar population in {rho} Oph. We estimate that the number of missing substellar objects in our survey area is {approx}15, down to 0.003-0.03 M{sub Sun} and for A{sub V} = 0-15. The upper limit on the low-mass star to brown dwarf ratio in {rho} Oph is 5.1 {+-} 1.4, while the disk fractions are {approx}40% and {approx}60% for stars and brown dwarfs, respectively. Both results are in line with those for other nearby star-forming regions.

  8. Timing the Nearby Isolated Neutron Star RX J1856.5-3754

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    Van Kerkwijk, M H

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RX J1856.5-3754 is the X-ray brightest among the nearby isolated neutron stars. Its X-ray spectrum is thermal, and is reproduced remarkably well by a black-body, but its interpretation has remained puzzling. One reason is that the source did not exhibit pulsations, and hence a magnetic field strength--vital input to atmosphere models--could not be estimated. Recently, however, very weak pulsations were discovered. Here, we analyze these in detail, using all available data from the XMM-Newton and Chandra X-ray observatories. From frequency measurements, we set a 2-sigma upper limit to the frequency derivative of \\dot\

  9. Discovery of a large dust disk around the nearby star AU Microscopium

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    Paul Kalas; Michael C. Liu; Brenda C. Matthews

    2004-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the discovery of a circumstellar dust disk surrounding AU Microscopium (AU Mic, GJ 803, HD 197481). This young M star at 10 parsec has the same age and origin as beta Pictoris, another nearby star surrounded by a dust disk. The AU Mic disk is detected between 50 AU and 210 AU radius, a region where dust lifetimes exceed the present stellar age. Thus, AU Mic is the nearest star where we directly observe the solid material required for planet formation. Since 85% of stars are M-type, the AU Mic disk provides new clues on how the majority of planetary systems might form and evolve.

  10. On The Linearity of The Black Hole - Bulge Mass Relation in Active and in Nearby Galaxies

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    Ari Laor

    2001-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Analysis of PG quasar observations suggests a nonlinear relation between the black hole mass, M_BH, and the bulge mass, M_bulge, although a linear relation, as proposed for nearby galaxies, cannot be ruled out. New M_BH values for nearby galaxies from Gebhardt et al., and L_bulge measurements for Seyfert 1 galaxies from Virani et al., are used here to obtain a more accurate value for the slope of the M_BH-M_bulge relation. The combined sample of 40 active and non-active galaxies suggests a significantly nonlinear relation, M_BH\\propto M_bulge^{1.53\\pm 0.14}. Further support for a nonlinear relation is provided by the slope of the M_BH-stellar velocity dispersion relation found recently, and by the low M_BH found in late type spiral galaxies. The mean M_BH/M_bulge ratio is therefore not a universal constant, but rather drops from ~0.5% in bright (M_V ~ -22) ellipticals, to ~0.05% in low luminosity (M_V ~ -18) bulges. Hubble Space Telescope determinations of M_BH in late type spirals, and of the bulge magnitude in narrow line Seyfert 1 galaxies (both predicted to have low M_BH), can further test the validity of the nonlinear M_BH-M_bulge relation.

  11. HERSCHEL FAR-INFRARED AND SUBMILLIMETER PHOTOMETRY FOR THE KINGFISH SAMPLE OF NEARBY GALAXIES

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    Dale, D. A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071 (United States); Aniano, G.; Draine, B. T. [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Engelbracht, C. W.; Hinz, J. L.; Montiel, E. J. [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Krause, O.; Groves, B. A. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Roussel, H. [Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, UMR7095 CNRS, Universite Pierre and Marie Curie, 98 bis Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris (France); Appleton, P. N. [NASA Herschel Science Center, IPAC, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Armus, L.; Beirao, P. [Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, MC 314-6, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Bolatto, A. D. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Brandl, B. R. [Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands); Calzetti, D.; Crocker, A. F. [Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Croxall, K. V. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 (United States); Galametz, M. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Gordon, K. D. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Hao, C.-N., E-mail: ddale@uwyo.edu [Tianjin Astrophysics Center, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300387 (China); and others

    2012-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    New far-infrared and submillimeter photometry from the Herschel Space Observatory is presented for 61 nearby galaxies from the Key Insights on Nearby Galaxies: A Far-Infrared Survey with Herschel (KINGFISH) sample. The spatially integrated fluxes are largely consistent with expectations based on Spitzer far-infrared photometry and extrapolations to longer wavelengths using popular dust emission models. Dwarf irregular galaxies are notable exceptions, as already noted by other authors, as their 500 {mu}m emission shows evidence for a submillimeter excess. In addition, the fraction of dust heating attributed to intense radiation fields associated with photodissociation regions is found to be (21 {+-} 4)% larger when Herschel data are included in the analysis. Dust masses obtained from the dust emission models of Draine and Li are found to be on average nearly a factor of two higher than those based on single-temperature modified blackbodies, as single blackbody curves do not capture the full range of dust temperatures inherent to any galaxy. The discrepancy is largest for galaxies exhibiting the coolest far-infrared colors.

  12. CAIRNS: The Cluster And Infall Region Nearby Survey I. Redshifts and Mass Profiles

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    K. Rines; M. J. Geller; M. J. Kurtz; A. Diaferio

    2003-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The CAIRNS (Cluster And Infall Region Nearby Survey) project is a spectroscopic survey of the infall regions surrounding eight nearby, rich, X-ray luminous clusters of galaxies. We collect 15665 redshifts (3471 new or remeasured) within \\sim 5-10 Mpc of the centers of the clusters, making it the largest study of the infall regions of clusters. We determine cluster membership and the mass profiles of the clusters based on the phase space distribution of the galaxies. All of the clusters display decreasing velocity dispersion profiles. The mass profiles are fit well by functional forms based on numerical simulations but exclude an isothermal sphere. Specifically, NFW and Hernquist models provide good descriptions of cluster mass profiles to their turnaround radii. Our sample shows that the predicted infall pattern is ubiquitous in rich, X-ray luminous clusters over a large mass range. The caustic mass estimates are in excellent agreement with independent X-ray estimates at small radii and with virial estimates at intermediate radii. The mean ratio of the caustic mass to the X-ray mass is 1.03\\pm0.11 and the mean ratio of the caustic mass to the virial mass (when corrected for the surface pressure term) is 0.93\\pm0.07. We further demonstrate that the caustic technique provides reasonable mass estimates even in merging clusters.

  13. THE ACS NEARBY GALAXY SURVEY TREASURY. III. CEPHEIDS IN THE OUTER DISK OF M81

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    McCommas, Les P.; Williams, Benjamin F.; Dalcanton, Julianne J.; Davis, Matthew R. [Astronomy Department, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Yoachim, Peter [Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew E. [Raytheon Corporation, 870 Winter Street Waltham, MA 02451 (United States)], E-mail: lmccomma@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: jd@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: ben@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: mrdavis@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: yoachim@astro.as.utexas.edu, E-mail: adolphin@ratheon.com

    2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The ACS Nearby Galaxy Survey Treasury (ANGST) has acquired deep ACS imaging of a field in the outer disk of the large spiral galaxy M81. These data were obtained over a total of 20 Hubble Space Telescope orbits, providing a baseline long enough to reliably identify Cepheid variable stars in the field. Fundamental mode and first overtone types have been distinguished through comparative fits with corresponding Cepheid light curve templates derived from principal component analysis of confirmed Cepheids in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), Small Magellanic Cloud, and Milky Way. A distance modulus of 27.78 {+-} 0.05 {sub r} {+-} 0.14 {sub s} with a corresponding distance of 3.60 {+-} 0.23 Mpc has been calculated from a sample of 11 fundamental mode and two first overtone Cepheids (assuming an LMC distance modulus of {mu}{sub LMC} = 18.41 {+-} 0.10 {sub r} {+-} 0.13 {sub s})

  14. No nearby counterparts to the moving objects in the Hubble Deep Field

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    Chris Flynn; J. Sommer-Larsen; B. Fuchs; David S. Graff; Samir Salim; .

    1999-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Ibata et al (1999) have recently discovered faint, moving objects in the Hubble Deep Field. The quantity, magnitudes and proper motions of these objects are consistent with old white dwarfs making up the Galactic dark halo. We review a number of ground-based proper motion surveys in which nearby dark halo white dwarfs might be present, if they have the colours and absolute magnitudes proposed. No such objects have been found, whereas we argue here that several times more would be expected than in the Hubble Deep Field. We conclude it is unlikely that hydrogen atmosphere white dwarfs make up a significant fraction of the halo dark matter. No limits can be placed yet on helium atmosphere dwarfs from optical searches.

  15. Structure, dynamical impact and origin of magnetic fields in nearby galaxies in the SKA era

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    Beck, Rainer; Colafrancesco, Sergio; Dettmar, Ralf-Jürgen; Ferričre, Katia; Fletcher, Andrew; Heald, George; Heesen, Volker; Horellou, Cathy; Krause, Marita; Lou, Yu-Qing; Mao, Sui Ann; Paladino, Rosita; Schinnerer, Eva; Sokoloff, Dmitry; Stil, Jeroen; Tabatabaei, Fatemeh

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic fields are an important ingredient of the interstellar medium (ISM). Besides their importance for star formation, they govern the transport of cosmic rays, relevant to the launch and regulation of galactic outflows and winds, which in turn are pivotal in shaping the structure of halo magnetic fields. Mapping the small-scale structure of interstellar magnetic fields in many nearby galaxies is crucial to understand the interaction between gas and magnetic fields, in particular how gas flows are affected. Elucidation of the magnetic role in, e.g., triggering star formation, forming and stabilising spiral arms, driving outflows, gas heating by reconnection and magnetising the intergalactic medium has the potential to revolutionise our physical picture of the ISM and galaxy evolution in general. Radio polarisation observations in the very nearest galaxies at high frequencies (>= 3 GHz) and with high spatial resolution (<= 5") hold the key here. The galaxy survey with SKA1 that we propose will also be a...

  16. The 60-month all-sky BAT Survey of AGN and the Anisotropy of Nearby AGN

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    Ajello, M.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Alexander, D.M.; /Durham U.; Greiner, J.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE; Madejski, G.M.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park; Gehrels, N.; /NASA, Goddard; Burlon, D.; /Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE

    2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Surveys above 10 keV represent one of the the best resources to provide an unbiased census of the population of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). We present the results of 60 months of observation of the hard X-ray sky with Swift/BAT. In this timeframe, BAT detected (in the 15-55 keV band) 720 sources in an all-sky survey of which 428 are associated with AGN, most of which are nearby. Our sample has negligible incompleteness and statistics a factor of {approx}2 larger over similarly complete sets of AGN. Our sample contains (at least) 15 bona-fide Compton-thick AGN and 3 likely candidates. Compton-thick AGN represent a {approx}5% of AGN samples detected above 15 keV. We use the BAT dataset to refine the determination of the LogN-LogS of AGN which is extremely important, now that NuSTAR prepares for launch, towards assessing the AGN contribution to the cosmic X-ray background. We show that the LogN-LogS of AGN selected above 10 keV is now established to a {approx}10% precision. We derive the luminosity function of Compton-thick AGN and measure a space density of 7.9{sub -2.9}{sup +4.1} x 10{sup -5} Mpc{sup -3} for objects with a de-absorbed luminosity larger than 2 x 10{sup 42} erg s{sup -1}. As the BAT AGN are all mostly local, they allow us to investigate the spatial distribution of AGN in the nearby Universe regardless of absorption. We find concentrations of AGN that coincide spatially with the largest congregations of matter in the local ({le} 85 Mpc) Universe. There is some evidence that the fraction of Seyfert 2 objects is larger than average in the direction of these dense regions.

  17. THE NATURE OF STARBURSTS. I. THE STAR FORMATION HISTORIES OF EIGHTEEN NEARBY STARBURST DWARF GALAXIES

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    McQuinn, Kristen B. W.; Skillman, Evan D.; Stark, David; Weisz, Daniel [Department of Astronomy, School of Physics and Astronomy, 116 Church Street, S.E., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Cannon, John M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (United States); Dalcanton, Julianne; Williams, Benjamin [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew [Raytheon Company, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85706 (United States); Hidalgo-RodrIguez, Sebastian [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, VIa Lactea s/n. E38200, La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain); Holtzman, Jon, E-mail: kmcquinn@astro.umn.ed [Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University, Box 30001-Department 4500, 1320 Frenger Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States)

    2010-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We use archival Hubble Space Telescope observations of resolved stellar populations to derive the star formation histories (SFHs) of 18 nearby starburst dwarf galaxies. In this first paper, we present the observations, color-magnitude diagrams (CMDs), and the SFHs of the 18 starburst galaxies, based on a homogeneous approach to the data reduction, differential extinction, and treatment of photometric completeness. We adopt a star formation rate (SFR) threshold normalized to the average SFR of the individual system as a metric for classifying starbursts in SFHs derived from resolved stellar populations. This choice facilitates finding not only the currently bursting galaxies but also 'fossil' bursts increasing the sample size of starburst galaxies in the nearby (D < 8 Mpc) universe. Thirteen of the eighteen galaxies are experiencing ongoing bursts and five galaxies show fossil bursts. From our reconstructed SFHs, it is evident that the elevated SFRs of a burst are sustained for hundreds of Myr with variations on small timescales. A long >100 Myr temporal baseline is thus fundamental to any starburst definition or identification method. The longer lived bursts rule out rapid 'self-quenching' of starbursts on global scales. The bursting galaxies' gas consumption timescales are shorter than the Hubble time for all but one galaxy confirming the short-lived nature of starbursts based on fuel limitations. Additionally, we find that the strength of the H{alpha} emission usually correlates with the CMD-based SFR during the last 4-10 Myr. However, in four cases, the H{alpha} emission is significantly less than what is expected for models of starbursts; the discrepancy is due to the SFR changing on timescales of a few Myr. The inherently short timescale of the H{alpha} emission limits identifying galaxies as starbursts based on the current characteristics which may or may not be representative of the recent SFH of a galaxy.

  18. Entangled topological features of light

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    J. Romero; J. Leach; B. Jack; M. R. Dennis; S. Franke-Arnold; S. M. Barnett; M. J. Padgett

    2010-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the entanglement of topological features, namely, isolated, linked optical vortex loops in the light from spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC). In three dimensions, optical vortices are lines of phase singularity and vortices of energy flow which percolate through all optical fields. This example of entanglement is between features that extend over macroscopic and finite volumes, furthermore, topological features are robust to perturbation . The entanglement of photons in complex three-dimensional(3D) topological states suggests the possibility of entanglement of similar structures in other quantum systems describable by complex scalar functions, such as superconductors, superfluids and Bose-Einstein condensates.

  19. Temperature profile for glacial ice at the South Pole: Implications for life in a nearby subglacial lake

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    Price, P. Buford

    -induced melting temperature of freshwater ice. To produce the strong radar signal, the frozen lake must consistTemperature profile for glacial ice at the South Pole: Implications for life in a nearby subglacial by P. Buford Price, April 22, 2002 Airborne radar has detected 100 lakes under the Antarctic ice cap

  20. The Evolving ISM in the Milky Way & Nearby Galaxies ISM Theory: Gas Phases, Turbulence, and Star Formation

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    and fills much of the volume near the Galactic midplan, and cold atomic gas, which is organized into denseThe Evolving ISM in the Milky Way & Nearby Galaxies ISM Theory: Gas Phases, Turbulence, and Star modeling efforts have begun to take into account the effects of multiscale, time- dependent processes

  1. Nature Climate Change features Los

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    Climate Change features Los Alamos forest research February 27, 2013 New print edition of journal tags tree-stress project for cover story LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 27, 2013-The print...

  2. HOST GALAXIES OF TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE FROM THE NEARBY SUPERNOVA FACTORY

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    Childress, M.; Aldering, G.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Fakhouri, H. K.; Hsiao, E. Y.; Kim, A. G.; Loken, S. [Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Antilogus, P.; Bongard, S.; Canto, A.; Cellier-Holzem, F.; Guy, J. [Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et des Hautes Energies, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, Universite Paris Diderot Paris 7, CNRS-IN2P3, 4 place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Baltay, C. [Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06250-8121 (United States); Buton, C.; Kerschhaggl, M.; Kowalski, M. [Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Bonn, Nussallee 12, D-53115 Bonn (Germany); Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E. [Universite de Lyon, F-69622, Lyon (France); Universite de Lyon 1, Villeurbanne (France); CNRS/IN2P3, Institut de Physique Nucleaire de Lyon (France); and others

    2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present photometric and spectroscopic observations of galaxies hosting Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) observed by the Nearby Supernova Factory. Combining Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) UV data with optical and near-infrared photometry, we employ stellar population synthesis techniques to measure SN Ia host galaxy stellar masses, star formation rates (SFRs), and reddening due to dust. We reinforce the key role of GALEX UV data in deriving accurate estimates of galaxy SFRs and dust extinction. Optical spectra of SN Ia host galaxies are fitted simultaneously for their stellar continua and emission lines fluxes, from which we derive high-precision redshifts, gas-phase metallicities, and H{alpha}-based SFRs. With these data we show that SN Ia host galaxies present tight agreement with the fiducial galaxy mass-metallicity relation from Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) for stellar masses log(M{sub *}/M{sub Sun }) > 8.5 where the relation is well defined. The star formation activity of SN Ia host galaxies is consistent with a sample of comparable SDSS field galaxies, though this comparison is limited by systematic uncertainties in SFR measurements. Our analysis indicates that SN Ia host galaxies are, on average, typical representatives of normal field galaxies.

  3. HOST GALAXY PROPERTIES AND HUBBLE RESIDUALS OF TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE FROM THE NEARBY SUPERNOVA FACTORY

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    Childress, M.; Aldering, G.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Fakhouri, H. K.; Hsiao, E. Y.; Kim, A. G.; Loken, S. [Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Antilogus, P.; Bongard, S.; Canto, A.; Cellier-Holzem, F.; Guy, J. [Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire et des Hautes Energies, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, Universite Paris Diderot Paris 7, CNRS-IN2P3, 4 place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Baltay, C. [Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06250-8121 (United States); Buton, C.; Kerschhaggl, M.; Kowalski, M. [Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Bonn, Nussallee 12, D-53115 Bonn (Germany); Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E. [Universite de Lyon, F-69622, Lyon (France); Universite de Lyon 1, Villeurbanne (France); CNRS/IN2P3, Institut de Physique Nucleaire de Lyon (France); and others

    2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the relationship between Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) Hubble residuals and the properties of their host galaxies using a sample of 115 SNe Ia from the Nearby Supernova Factory. We use host galaxy stellar masses and specific star formation rates fitted from photometry for all hosts, as well as gas-phase metallicities for a subset of 69 star-forming (non-active galactic nucleus) hosts, to show that the SN Ia Hubble residuals correlate with each of these host properties. With these data we find new evidence for a correlation between SN Ia intrinsic color and host metallicity. When we combine our data with those of other published SN Ia surveys, we find the difference between mean SN Ia brightnesses in low- and high-mass hosts is 0.077 {+-} 0.014 mag. When viewed in narrow (0.2 dex) bins of host stellar mass, the data reveal apparent plateaus of Hubble residuals at high and low host masses with a rapid transition over a short mass range (9.8 {<=} log (M{sub *}/M{sub Sun }) {<=} 10.4). Although metallicity has been a favored interpretation for the origin of the Hubble residual trend with host mass, we illustrate how dust in star-forming galaxies and mean SN Ia progenitor age both evolve along the galaxy mass sequence, thereby presenting equally viable explanations for some or all of the observed SN Ia host bias.

  4. Discretization error estimation and exact solution generation using the method of nearby problems.

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    Sinclair, Andrew J. (Auburn University Auburn, AL); Raju, Anil (Auburn University Auburn, AL); Kurzen, Matthew J. (Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA); Roy, Christopher John (Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA); Phillips, Tyrone S. (Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA)

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Method of Nearby Problems (MNP), a form of defect correction, is examined as a method for generating exact solutions to partial differential equations and as a discretization error estimator. For generating exact solutions, four-dimensional spline fitting procedures were developed and implemented into a MATLAB code for generating spline fits on structured domains with arbitrary levels of continuity between spline zones. For discretization error estimation, MNP/defect correction only requires a single additional numerical solution on the same grid (as compared to Richardson extrapolation which requires additional numerical solutions on systematically-refined grids). When used for error estimation, it was found that continuity between spline zones was not required. A number of cases were examined including 1D and 2D Burgers equation, the 2D compressible Euler equations, and the 2D incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The discretization error estimation results compared favorably to Richardson extrapolation and had the advantage of only requiring a single grid to be generated.

  5. Effervescent heating: constraints from nearby cooling flow clusters observed with XMM-Newton

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    Rocco Piffaretti; Jelle Kaastra

    2006-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We have used deprojected radial density and temperature profiles of a sample of 16 nearby CF clusters observed with XMM-Newton to test whether the effervescent heating model can satisfactorily explain the dynamics of CF clusters. For each cluster we derived the required extra heating as a function of cluster-centric distance for various values of the unknown parameters $\\dot M$ (mass deposition rate) and $f_c$ (conduction efficiency). We fitted the extra heating curve using the AGN effervescent heating function and derived the AGN parameters $L$ (the time-averaged luminosity) and $r_0$ (the scale radius where the bubbles start rising in the ICM). While we do not find any solution with the effervescent heating model for only one object, we do show that AGN and conduction heating are not cooperating effectively for half of the objects in our sample. For most of the clusters we find that, when a comparison is possible, the derived AGN scale radius $r_0$ and the observed AGN jet extension have the same order of magnitude. The AGN luminosities required to balance radiative losses are substantially lowered if the fact that the AGN deposits energy within a finite volume is taken into account. For the Virgo cluster, we find that the AGN power derived from the effervescent heating model is in good agreement with the observed jet power.

  6. Detection of Nuclear X-ray Sources in Nearby Galaxies with Chandra

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    Ho, L C; Townsley, L K; Sambruna, R M; Garmire, G P; Brandt, W N; Filippenko, A V; Griffiths, R E; Ptak, A F; Sargent, W L W; Ho, Luis C.; Feigelson, Eric D.; Townsley, Leisa K.; Sambruna, Rita M.; Garmire, Gordon P.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Griffiths, Richard E.; Ptak, Andrew F.; Sargent, Wallace L. W.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report preliminary results from an arcsecond-resolution X-ray survey of nearby galaxies using ACIS on board Chandra. The total sample consists of 41 low-luminosity AGNs, including Seyferts, LINERs, and LINER/H II transition objects. In the initial subsample of 24 objects observed thus far, we detect in 62% of the objects a compact, pointlike source astrometrically coincident with either the optical or radio position of the nucleus. The high detection rate strongly suggests that the majority of the objects do contain weakly active, AGN-like cores, presumably powered by central massive black holes. The 2-10 keV luminosities of the nuclear sources range from 10^38 to 10^41 erg/s, with a median value of 2x10^38 erg/s. Our detection limit corresponds to 8x10^37 erg/s for the typical sample distance of 12 Mpc; this limit is two orders of magnitude fainter than the weakest sources of this kind previously studied using ASCA or BeppoSAX. The new data extend toward lower luminosities the known linear correlation bet...

  7. PROPERTIES OF NEARBY STARBURST GALAXIES BASED ON THEIR DIFFUSE GAMMA-RAY EMISSION

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    Paglione, Timothy A. D.; Abrahams, Ryan D., E-mail: paglione@york.cuny.edu [Department of Earth and Physical Sciences, York College, City University of New York, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11451 (United States)

    2012-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The physical relationship between the far-infrared and radio fluxes of star-forming galaxies has yet to be definitively determined. The favored interpretation, the 'calorimeter model', requires that supernova generated cosmic-ray (CR) electrons cool rapidly via synchrotron radiation. However, this cooling should steepen their radio spectra beyond what is observed, and so enhanced ionization losses at low energies from high gas densities are also required. Further, evaluating the minimum energy magnetic field strength with the traditional scaling of the synchrotron flux may underestimate the true value in massive starbursts if their magnetic energy density is comparable to the hydrostatic pressure of their disks. Gamma-ray spectra of starburst galaxies, combined with radio data, provide a less ambiguous estimate of these physical properties in starburst nuclei. While the radio flux is most sensitive to the magnetic field, the GeV gamma-ray spectrum normalization depends primarily on gas density. To this end, spectra above 100 MeV were constructed for two nearby starburst galaxies, NGC 253 and M82, using Fermi data. Their nuclear radio and far-infrared spectra from the literature are compared to new models of the steady-state CR distributions expected from starburst galaxies. Models with high magnetic fields, favoring galaxy calorimetry, are overall better fits to the observations. These solutions also imply relatively high densities and CR ionization rates, consistent with molecular cloud studies.

  8. Feature Stories | Argonne National Laboratory

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  9. FCLib: The Feature Characterization Library.

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    Gentile, Ann C.; Doyle, Wendy S. K.; Kegelmeyer, W. Philip [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA; Ulmer, Craig D. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Feature Characterization Library (FCLib) is a software library that simplifies the process of interrogating, analyzing, and understanding complex data sets generated by finite element applications. This document provides an overview of the library, a description of both the design philosophy and implementation of the library, and examples of how the library can be utilized to extract understanding from raw datasets.

  10. NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"

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    Brian Cox

    2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Ignition Facility, the world's largest laser system, located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, was featured in the BBC broadcast "Horizon" hosted by physicist Brian Cox. Here is the NIF portion of the program, which was entitled "Can We Make A Star On Earth?" This video is used with the express permission of the BBC.

  11. NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"

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    Brian Cox

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Ignition Facility, the world's largest laser system, located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, was featured in the BBC broadcast "Horizon" hosted by physicist Brian Cox. Here is the NIF portion of the program, which was entitled "Can We Make A Star On Earth?" This video is used with the express permission of the BBC.

  12. CONSTRAINTS ON PLANET OCCURRENCE AROUND NEARBY MID-TO-LATE M DWARFS FROM THE MEARTH PROJECT

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    Berta, Zachory K.; Irwin, Jonathan; Charbonneau, David, E-mail: zberta@cfa.harvard.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The MEarth Project is a ground-based photometric survey intended to find planets transiting the closest and smallest main-sequence stars. In its first four years, MEarth discovered one transiting exoplanet, the 2.7 R{sub ?} planet GJ1214b. Here, we answer an outstanding question: in light of the bounty of small planets transiting small stars uncovered by the Kepler mission, should MEarth have found more than just one planet so far? We estimate MEarth's ensemble sensitivity to exoplanets by performing end-to-end simulations of 1.25 × 10{sup 6} observations of 988 nearby mid-to-late M dwarfs, gathered by MEarth between 2008 October and 2012 June. For 2-4 R{sub ?} planets, we compare this sensitivity to results from Kepler and find that MEarth should have found planets at a rate of 0.05-0.36 planets yr{sup –1} in its first four years. As part of this analysis, we provide new analytic fits to the Kepler early M dwarf planet occurrence distribution. When extrapolating between Kepler's early M dwarfs and MEarth's mid-to-late M dwarfs, we find that assuming the planet occurrence distribution stays fixed with respect to planetary equilibrium temperature provides a good match to our detection of a planet with GJ1214b's observed properties. For larger planets, we find that the warm (600-700 K), Neptune-sized (4 R{sub ?}) exoplanets that transit early M dwarfs like Gl436 and GJ3470 occur at a rate of <0.15 star{sup –1} (at 95% confidence) around MEarth's later M dwarf targets. We describe a strategy with which MEarth can increase its expected planet yield by 2.5 × without new telescopes by shifting its sensitivity toward the smaller and cooler exoplanets that Kepler has demonstrated to be abundant.

  13. Starbursts and the triggering of the activity in nearby powerful radio galaxies

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    C. Tadhunter; T. G. Robinson; R. M. Gonzalez Delgado; K. Wills; R. Morganti

    2004-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We present high quality long-slit spectra for three nearby powerful radio galaxies 3C293, 3C305, PKS1345+12. These were taken with the aim of characterising the young stellar populations (YSP), and thereby investigating the evolution of the host galaxies, as well as the events that triggered the activity. Isochrone spectral synthesis modelling of the wide wavelength coverage spectra of nuclear and off-nuclear continuum-emitting regions have been used to estimate the ages, masses and luminosities of the YSP component, taking full account of reddening effects and potential contamination by activity-related components. We find that the YSP make a substantial contribution to the continuum flux in the off-nuclear regions on a radial scale of 1 - 20kpc in all three objects. Moreover, in two objects we find evidence for reddened post-starburst stellar populations in the near-nuclear regions of the host galaxies. The YSP are relatively old (0.1- 2Gyr), massive and make up a large proportion (~1 - 50%) of the total stellar mass in the regions of galaxies sampled by the observations. Overall, these results are consistent with the idea that AGN activity in some radio galaxies is triggered by major gas-rich mergers. Therefore, these radio galaxies form part of the subset of early-type galaxies that is evolving most rapidly in the local universe. Intriguingly, the results also suggest that the radio jets are triggered relatively late in the merger sequence, and that there is an evolutionary link between radio galaxies and luminous/ultra-luminous infrared galaxies.

  14. THE ACS NEARBY GALAXY SURVEY TREASURY. XI. THE REMARKABLY UNDISTURBED NGC 2403 DISK

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    Williams, Benjamin F.; Dalcanton, Julianne J.; Stilp, Adrienne; Radburn-Smith, David [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew [Raytheon, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85706 (United States); Skillman, Evan D., E-mail: ben@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: jd@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: adrienne@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: dolphin@raytheon.com, E-mail: skillman@astro.umn.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)

    2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present detailed analysis of color-magnitude diagrams of NGC 2403, obtained from a deep (m {approx}< 28) Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 observation of the outer disk of NGC 2403, supplemented by several shallow (m {approx}< 26) HST Advanced Camera for Surveys fields. We derive the spatially resolved star formation history of NGC 2403 out to 11 disk scale lengths. In the inner portions of the galaxy, we compare the recent star formation rates (SFRs) we derive from the resolved stars with those measured using GALEX FUV + Spitzer 24{mu} fluxes, finding excellent agreement between the methods. Our measurements also show that the radial gradient in recent SFR mirrors the disk exponential profile to 11 scale lengths with no break, extending to SFR densities a factor of {approx}100 lower than those that can be measured with GALEX and Spitzer ({approx}2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -6} M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1} kpc{sup -2}). Furthermore, we find that the cumulative stellar mass of the disk was formed at similar times at all radii. We compare these characteristics of NGC 2403 to those of its ''morphological twins'', NGC 300 and M 33, showing that the structure and age distributions of the NGC 2403 disk are more similar to those of the relatively isolated system NGC 300 than to those of the Local Group analog M 33. We also discuss the environments and HI morphologies of these three nearby galaxies, comparing them to integrated light studies of larger samples of more distant galaxy disks. Taken together, the physical properties and evolutionary history of NGC 2403 suggest that the galaxy has had no close encounters with other M 81 group members and may be falling into the group for the first time.

  15. OBSERVATIONAL CONSTRAINTS ON THE MOLECULAR GAS CONTENT IN NEARBY STARBURST DWARF GALAXIES

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    McQuinn, Kristen B. W.; Skillman, Evan D. [Department of Astronomy, School of Physics and Astronomy, 116 Church Street, S.E., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Dalcanton, Julianne J.; Weisz, Daniel R.; Williams, Benjamin F. [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew E. [Raytheon Company, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States); Cannon, John M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (United States); Holtzman, Jon, E-mail: kmcquinn@astro.umn.edu [Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University, Box 30001, Department 4500, 1320 Frenger Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States)

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using star formation histories derived from optically resolved stellar populations in 19 nearby starburst dwarf galaxies observed with the Hubble Space Telescope, we measure the stellar mass surface densities of stars newly formed in the bursts. By assuming a star formation efficiency (SFE), we then calculate the inferred gas surface densities present at the onset of the starbursts. Assuming an SFE of 1%, as is often assumed in normal star-forming galaxies, and assuming that the gas was purely atomic, translates to very high H I surface densities ({approx}10{sup 2}-10{sup 3} M{sub Sun} pc{sup -2}), which are much higher than have been observed in dwarf galaxies. This implies either higher values of SFE in these dwarf starburst galaxies or the presence of significant amounts of H{sub 2} in dwarfs (or both). Raising the assumed SFEs to 10% or greater (in line with observations of more massive starbursts associated with merging galaxies), still results in H I surface densities higher than observed in 10 galaxies. Thus, these observations appear to require that a significant fraction of the gas in these dwarf starbursts galaxies was in the molecular form at the onset of the bursts. Our results imply molecular gas column densities in the range 10{sup 19}-10{sup 21} cm{sup -2} for the sample. In the galaxies where CO observations have been made, these densities correspond to values of the CO-H{sub 2} conversion factor (X{sub CO}) in the range >(3-80) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 20} cm{sup -2} (K km s{sup -1}){sup -1}, or up to 40 Multiplication-Sign greater than Galactic X{sub CO} values.

  16. THE STAR CLUSTER SYSTEM IN THE NEARBY STARBURST GALAXY M82

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    Lim, Sungsoon; Lee, Myung Gyoon [Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of)] [Astronomy Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747 (Korea, Republic of); Hwang, Narae, E-mail: slim@astro.snu.ac.kr, E-mail: mglee@astro.snu.ac.kr, E-mail: nhwang@kasi.re.kr [Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of)] [Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon 305-348 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a photometric study of star clusters in the nearby starburst galaxy M82 based on the UBVI-, YJ- and H-band Hubble Space Telescope images. We find 1105 star clusters with V < 23 mag. Of those, 1070 are located in the disk region, while 35 star clusters are in the halo region. The star clusters in the disk are composed of a dominant blue population with a color peak at (B - V){sub 0} Almost-Equal-To 0.45, and a weaker red population. The luminosity function of the disk clusters shows a power-law distribution with a power-law index {alpha} = -2.04 {+-} 0.03, and the scale height of their distribution is h{sub z} = 9.''64 {+-} 0.''40 (164 {+-} 7 pc), similar to that of the stellar thin disk of M82. We have derived the ages of {approx}630 star clusters using the spectral energy distribution fit method by comparing UBVI(YJ)H-band photometric data with the simple stellar population models. The age distribution of the disk clusters shows that the most dominant cluster population has ages ranging from 100 Myr to 1 Gyr, with a peak at about 500 Myr. This suggests that M82 has undergone a disk-wide star formation about 500 Myr ago, probably through the interaction with M81. The brightest star clusters in the nuclear region are much brighter than those in other regions, indicating that more massive star clusters are formed in the denser environments. On the other hand, the colors of the halo clusters are similar to those of globular clusters in the Milky Way, and their ages are estimated to be older than 1 Gyr. These are probably genuine old globular clusters in M82.

  17. FINDING {eta} CAR ANALOGS IN NEARBY GALAXIES USING SPITZER. I. CANDIDATE SELECTION

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    Khan, Rubab; Stanek, K. Z.; Kochanek, C. S., E-mail: khan@astronomy.ohio-state.edu, E-mail: kstanek@astronomy.ohio-state.edu, E-mail: ckochanek@astronomy.ohio-state.edu [Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, 140 W. 18th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)

    2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The late-stage evolution of the most massive stars such as {eta} Carinae is controlled by the effects of mass loss, which may be dominated by poorly understood eruptive mass ejections. Understanding this population is challenging because no true analogs of {eta} Car have been clearly identified in the Milky Way or other galaxies. We utilize Spitzer IRAC images of seven nearby ({approx}< 4 Mpc) galaxies to search for such analogs. We find 34 candidates with a flat or rising mid-IR spectral energy distributions toward longer mid-infrared wavelengths that emit >10{sup 5} L{sub Sun} in the IRAC bands (3.6 to 8.0 {mu}m) and are not known to be background sources. Based on our estimates for the expected number of background sources, we expect that follow-up observations will show that most of these candidates are not dust enshrouded massive stars, with an expectation of only 6 {+-} 6 surviving candidates. Since we would detect true analogs of {eta} Car for roughly 200 years post-eruption, this implies that the rate of eruptions like {eta} Car is less than the core-collapse supernova rate. It is possible, however, that every M > 40 M{sub Sun} star undergoes such eruptions given our initial results. In Paper II we will characterize the candidates through further analysis and follow-up observations, and there is no barrier to increasing the galaxy sample by an order of magnitude. The primary limitation of the present search is that Spitzer's resolution limits us to the shorter wavelength IRAC bands. With the James Webb Space Telescope, such surveys can be carried out at the far more optimal wavelengths of 10-30 {mu}m, allowing identification of {eta} Car analogs for millennia rather than centuries post-eruption.

  18. The ESO Nearby Abell Cluster Survey VIII. Morphological and spectral classification of galaxies

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    T. Thomas; P. Katgert

    2005-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We have determined the morphological types of 2295 galaxies from the ESO Nearby Abell Cluster Survey (ENACS) from CCD images made with the Dutch telescope on La Silla. The reliability of our classification appears to be quite comparable to that of other classifiers. Recalibration of the ENACS spectral classification shows that early- and late- type galaxies can be distinguished from their spectra with 83% reliability. Ellipticals and S0 galaxies cannot be distinguished spectrally, while spectral classification of late spirals has a reliability of 70%. We derive average pseudo-colors and linestrengths from the ENACS spectra for the galaxies of different morphological types, considering bright (M -20) subsets of the galaxies without emission lines (non-ELG) separately. We find a strong and significant correlation between the average color and the average strength of the metal absorption lines. The average metallicity decreases and the average color gets bluer towards later Hubble type. In each morphological class the faint galaxies are bluer and less metal-rich than the bright ones. This extends the well-established color-magnitude relation of early-type galaxies to (late) spirals. Bright early spirals may, on average, have somewhat stronger H-delta absorption than the other galaxies, which could be due to recent starformation. The galaxies with emission lines (ELG) have a bluer spectral continuum than the non-ELG, and the amount of blueing hardly depends on morphological type. The fraction of ELG depends strongly on morphological type but it varies very little with projected distance from the cluster center.

  19. BAYESIAN ANALYSIS TO IDENTIFY NEW STAR CANDIDATES IN NEARBY YOUNG STELLAR KINEMATIC GROUPS

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    Malo, Lison; Doyon, Rene; Lafreniere, David; Artigau, Etienne; Gagne, Jonathan; Baron, Frederique [Departement de physique and Observatoire du Mont-Megantic, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7 (Canada)] [Departement de physique and Observatoire du Mont-Megantic, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7 (Canada); Riedel, Adric, E-mail: malo@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: doyon@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: david@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: artigau@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: gagne@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: baron@astro.umontreal.ca, E-mail: riedel@phy-astr.gsu.edu [Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States)] [Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States)

    2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new method based on a Bayesian analysis to identify new members of nearby young kinematic groups. The analysis minimally takes into account the position, proper motion, magnitude, and color of a star, but other observables can be readily added (e.g., radial velocity, distance). We use this method to find new young low-mass stars in the {beta} Pictoris and AB Doradus moving groups and in the TW Hydrae, Tucana-Horologium, Columba, Carina, and Argus associations. Starting from a sample of 758 mid-K to mid-M (K5V-M5V) stars showing youth indicators such as H{alpha} and X-ray emission, our analysis yields 214 new highly probable low-mass members of the kinematic groups analyzed. One is in TW Hydrae, 37 in {beta} Pictoris, 17 in Tucana-Horologium, 20 in Columba, 6 in Carina, 50 in Argus, 32 in AB Doradus, and the remaining 51 candidates are likely young but have an ambiguous membership to more than one association. The false alarm rate for new candidates is estimated to be 5% for {beta} Pictoris and TW Hydrae, 10% for Tucana-Horologium, Columba, Carina, and Argus, and 14% for AB Doradus. Our analysis confirms the membership of 58 stars proposed in the literature. Firm membership confirmation of our new candidates will require measurement of their radial velocity (predicted by our analysis), parallax, and lithium 6708 A equivalent width. We have initiated these follow-up observations for a number of candidates, and we have identified two stars (2MASSJ01112542+1526214, 2MASSJ05241914-1601153) as very strong candidate members of the {beta} Pictoris moving group and one strong candidate member (2MASSJ05332558-5117131) of the Tucana-Horologium association; these three stars have radial velocity measurements confirming their membership and lithium detections consistent with young age.

  20. WISEP J180026.60+013453.1: A NEARBY LATE-L DWARF NEAR THE GALACTIC PLANE

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    Gizis, John E.; Castro, Philip J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States); Burgasser, Adam J. [Center for Astrophysics and Space Science, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 (United States); Faherty, Jacqueline K.; Shara, Michael M. [Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10034 (United States)

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a nearby L7.5 dwarf discovered using the Preliminary Data Release of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Two Micron All Sky Survey. WISEP J180026.60+013453.1 has a motion of 0.42 arcsec yr{sup -1} and an estimated distance of 8.8 {+-} 1.0 pc. With this distance, it currently ranks as the sixth closest known L dwarf, although a trigonometric parallax is needed to confirm this distance. It was previously overlooked because it lies near the Galactic plane (b = 12 Degree-Sign ). As a relatively bright and nearby late L dwarf with normal near-infrared colors, W1800+0134 will serve as a benchmark for studies of cloud-related phenomena in cool substellar atmospheres.

  1. Dark Matter Searches with Cherenkov Telescopes: Nearby Dwarf Galaxies or Local Galaxy Clusters?

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    Sanchez-Conde, Miguel A.; /KIPAC, Menlo Park /SLAC /IAC, La Laguna /Laguna U., Tenerife; Cannoni, Mirco; /Huelva U.; Zandanel, Fabio; /IAA, Granada; Gomez, Mario E.; /Huelva U.; Prada, Francisco; /IAA, Granada

    2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we compare dwarf galaxies and galaxy clusters in order to elucidate which object class is the best target for gamma-ray DM searches with imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs). We have built a mixed dwarfs+clusters sample containing some of the most promising nearby dwarf galaxies (Draco, Ursa Minor, Wilman 1 and Segue 1) and local galaxy clusters (Perseus, Coma, Ophiuchus, Virgo, Fornax, NGC 5813 and NGC 5846), and then compute their DM annihilation flux profiles by making use of the latest modeling of their DM density profiles. We also include in our calculations the effect of DM substructure. Willman 1 appears as the best candidate in the sample. However, its mass modeling is still rather uncertain, so probably other candidates with less uncertainties and quite similar fluxes, namely Ursa Minor and Segue 1, might be better options. As for galaxy clusters, Virgo represents the one with the highest flux. However, its large spatial extension can be a serious handicap for IACT observations and posterior data analysis. Yet, other local galaxy cluster candidates with more moderate emission regions, such as Perseus, may represent good alternatives. After comparing dwarfs and clusters, we found that the former exhibit annihilation flux profiles that, at the center, are roughly one order of magnitude higher than those of clusters, although galaxy clusters can yield similar, or even higher, integrated fluxes for the whole object once substructure is taken into account. Even when any of these objects are strictly point-like according to the properties of their annihilation signals, we conclude that dwarf galaxies are best suited for observational strategies based on the search of point-like sources, while galaxy clusters represent best targets for analyses that can deal with rather extended emissions. Finally, we study the detection prospects for present and future IACTs in the framework of the constrained minimal supersymmetric standard model. We find that the level of the annihilation flux from these targets is below the sensitivities of current IACTs and the future CTA.

  2. ARM - Features and Releases Archive

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  3. Feature Stories | Argonne National Laboratory

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  12. ALFALFA Discovery of the Nearby Gas-Rich Dwarf Galaxy Leo~P. III. An Extremely Metal Deficient Galaxy

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    Skillman, Evan D; Berg, Danielle A; Pogge, Richard W; Haurberg, Nathalie C; Cannon, John M; Aver, Erik; Olive, Keith A; Giovanelli, Riccardo; Haynes, Martha P; Adams, Elizabeth A K; McQuinn, Kristen B W; Rhode, Katherine L

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present KPNO 4-m and LBT/MODS spectroscopic observations of an HII region in the nearby dwarf irregular galaxy Leo P discovered recently in the Arecibo ALFALFA survey. In both observations, we are able to accurately measure the temperature sensitive [O III] 4363 Angstrom line and determine a "direct" oxygen abundance of 12 + log(O/H) = 7.17 +/- 0.04. Thus, Leo P is an extremely metal deficient (XMD) galaxy, and, indeed, one of the most metal deficient star-forming galaxies ever observed. For its estimated luminosity, Leo P is consistent with the relationship between luminosity and oxygen abundance seen in nearby dwarf galaxies. Leo P shows normal alpha element abundance ratios (Ne/O, S/O, and Ar/O) when compared to other XMD galaxies, but elevated N/O, consistent with the "delayed release" hypothesis for N/O abundances. We derive a helium mass fraction of 0.2509 +0.0184 -0.0123 which compares well with the WMAP + BBN prediction of 0.2483 +/- 0.0002 for the primordial helium abundance. We suggest that surve...

  13. NEAT, An Astrometric Telescope To Probe Planetary Systems Down To The Earth Mass Around Nearby Solar-Type Stars

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    Malbet, F; Goullioud, R; Shao, M; Lagage, P -O; Cara, C; Durand, G; Feautrier, P; Jakobsson, B; Hinglais, E; Mercier, M

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The NEAT (Nearby Earth Astrometric Telescope) mission is a proposition submitted to ESA for its 2010 call for M-size mission. The main scientific goal is to detect and characterize planetary systems in an exhaustive way down to 1 Earth mass in the habitable zone and further away, around nearby stars for F, G, and K spectral types. This survey would provide the actual planetary masses, the full characterization of the orbits including their inclination, for all the components of the planetary system down to that mass limit. Extremely- high-precision astrometry, in space, can detect the dynamical effect due to even low mass orbiting planets on their central star, reaching those scientific goals. NEAT will continue the work performed by Hipparcos (1mas precision) and Gaia (7{\\mu}as aimed) by reaching a precision that is improved by two orders of magnitude (0.05{\\mu}as, 1{\\sigma} accuracy). The two modules of the payload, the telescope and the focal plane, must be placed 40m away leading to a formation flying opt...

  14. @ work' video segment features Robotic Software Engineer

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    Idaho National Laboratory

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    @ work highlights Idaho National Laboratory employees and the jobs they perform.This segment features Robotic Software Engineer Miles Walton.

  15. CHAPTER FIVE Impacts of Anthropogenic Features on

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    clustering these features to maximize available habitats. Key Words: avoidance behavior, energy develop- ment Prairie-Chicken avoidance behavior of anthropogenic features be quantified for impact assessment and con of monthly home ranges (95% fixed kernels, n 539) and estimated the likelihood that anthropogenic features (i

  16. Discriminant Absorption Feature Learning for Material Classification

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    Robles-Kelly, Antonio

    1 Discriminant Absorption Feature Learning for Material Classification Zhouyu Fu, Antonio Robles in spectral imaging by combining the use of invariant spectral absorption features and statistical machine learning techniques. Our method hinges in the relevance of spectral absorption features for material

  17. A Search for Extraplanar Dust in Nearby Edge-On Spirals

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    J. Christopher Howk; Blair D. Savage

    1999-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We present high resolution BV images of 12 edge-on spiral galaxies observed with the WIYN 3.5-m telescope. These images were obtained to search for extraplanar (|z| > 0.4 kpc) absorbing dust structures similar to those previously found in NGC 891 (Howk & Savage 1997). Our imaged galaxies include a sample of seven massive L_*-like spiral galaxies within D 87 deg from the plane of the sky. We find that five of these seven systems show extraplanar dust, visible as highly-structured absorbing clouds against the background stellar light of the galaxies. The more prominent structures are estimated to have associated gas masses >10^5 M_sun; the implied potential energies are > 10^(52) ergs. All of the galaxies in our sample that show detectable halpha emission at large z also show extraplanar dust structures. None of those galaxies for which extraplanar halpha searches were negative show evidence for extensive high-z dust. The existence of extraplanar dust is a common property of massive spiral galaxies. We discuss several mechanisms for shaping the observed dust features, emphasizing the possibility that these dusty clouds represent the dense phase of a multiphase medium at high-z in spiral galaxies. The correlation between high-z dust and extraplanar Halpha emission may simply suggest that both trace the high-z interstellar medium in its various forms (or phases), the existence of which may ultimately be driven by vigorous star formation in the underlying disk. (Abstract abridged)

  18. A Resolved Molecular Gas Disk around the Nearby A Star 49 Ceti

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    A. M. Hughes; D. J. Wilner; I. Kamp; M. R. Hogerheijde

    2008-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The A star 49 Ceti, at a distance of 61 pc, is unusual in retaining a substantial quantity of molecular gas while exhibiting dust properties similar to those of a debris disk. We present resolved observations of the disk around 49 Ceti from the Submillimeter Array in the J=2-1 rotational transition of CO with a resolution of 1.0x1.2 arcsec. The observed emission reveals an extended rotating structure viewed approximately edge-on and clear of detectable CO emission out to a distance of ~90 AU from the star. No 1.3 millimeter continuum emission is detected at a 3-sigma sensitivity of 2.1 mJy/beam. Models of disk structure and chemistry indicate that the inner disk is devoid of molecular gas, while the outer gas disk between 40 and 200 AU from the star is dominated by photochemistry from stellar and interstellar radiation. We determine parameters for a model that reproduces the basic features of the spatially resolved CO J=2-1 emission, the spectral energy distribution, and the unresolved CO J=3-2 spectrum. We investigate variations in disk chemistry and observable properties for a range of structural parameters. 49 Ceti appears to be a rare example of a system in a late stage of transition between a gas-rich protoplanetary disk and a tenuous, virtually gas-free debris disk.

  19. Cosmic rays and the magnetic field of the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 253

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    Heesen, V; Krause, M; Beck, R

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using radio polarimetry we study the connection between the transport of cosmic rays (CR's), the three-dimensional magnetic field structure, and features of other ISM phases in the halo of NGC 253. We present a new sensitive radio continuum map of NGC 253 obtained from combined VLA and Effelsberg observations at lambda 6.2 cm. We find a prominent radio halo with a scaleheight of the thick radio disk of 1.7 kpc. The linear dependence between the local scaleheight of the vertical continuum emission and the cosmic ray electron (CRE) lifetime requires a vertical CR bulk speed of 270 km s^-1. The magnetic field structure of NGC 253 resembles an ``X''-shaped configuration where the orientation of the large-scale magnetic field is plane-parallel only in the inner regions of the disk and at small distances from the galactic midplane. At larger galactocentric radii and further away from the midplane the vertical component becomes important. This is most clearly visible at the location of the ``radio spur'' southeast o...

  20. Cosmic rays and the magnetic field of the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 253

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    V. Heesen; R. -J. Dettmar; M. Krause; R. Beck

    2008-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Using radio polarimetry we study the connection between the transport of cosmic rays (CR's), the three-dimensional magnetic field structure, and features of other ISM phases in the halo of NGC 253. We present a new sensitive radio continuum map of NGC 253 obtained from combined VLA and Effelsberg observations at lambda 6.2 cm. We find a prominent radio halo with a scaleheight of the thick radio disk of 1.7 kpc. The linear dependence between the local scaleheight of the vertical continuum emission and the cosmic ray electron (CRE) lifetime requires a vertical CR bulk speed of 270 km s^-1. The magnetic field structure of NGC 253 resembles an ``X''-shaped configuration where the orientation of the large-scale magnetic field is plane-parallel only in the inner regions of the disk and at small distances from the galactic midplane. At larger galactocentric radii and further away from the midplane the vertical component becomes important. This is most clearly visible at the location of the ``radio spur'' southeast of the nucleus, where the magnetic field orientation is almost vertical. We made a simple model for the dominant toroidal (r,phi) magnetic field component using a spiral magnetic field with prescribed inclination and pitch angle. The residual poloidal (r,phi,z) magnetic field component which was revealed by subtracting the model from the observations shows a distinct ``X''-shaped magnetic field orientation centered on the nucleus. The orientation angle of the poloidal magnetic field is consistent with a magnetic field transport described by the superposition of the vertical CR bulk speed and the rotation velocity. Hence, we propose a disk wind which transports cosmic rays, magnetic field, and (partially) ionized gas from the disk into the halo.

  1. DISK EVOLUTION IN THE THREE NEARBY STAR-FORMING REGIONS OF TAURUS, CHAMAELEON, AND OPHIUCHUS

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    Furlan, E. [NASA Astrobiology Institute, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, 430 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Watson, Dan M.; McClure, M. K., E-mail: Elise.Furlan@jpl.nasa.go, E-mail: dmw@pas.rochester.ed, E-mail: manoj@pas.rochester.ed [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 (United States)

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze samples of Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph spectra of T Tauri stars in the Ophiuchus, Taurus, and Chamaeleon I star-forming regions, whose median ages lie in the <1-2 Myr range. The median mid-infrared spectra of objects in these three regions are similar in shape, suggesting, on average, similar disk structures. When normalized to the same stellar luminosity, the medians follow each other closely, implying comparable mid-infrared excess emission from the circumstellar disks. We use the spectral index between 13 and 31 {mu}m and the equivalent width of the 10 {mu}m silicate emission feature to identify objects whose disk configuration departs from that of a continuous, optically thick accretion disk. Transitional disks, whose steep 13-31 {mu}m spectral slope and near-IR flux deficit reveal inner disk clearing, occur with about the same frequency of a few percent in all three regions. Objects with unusually large 10 {mu}m equivalent widths are more common (20%-30%); they could reveal the presence of disk gaps filled with optically thin dust. Based on their medians and fraction of evolved disks, T Tauri stars in Taurus and Chamaeleon I are very alike. Disk evolution sets in early, since already the youngest region, the Ophiuchus core (L1688), has more settled disks with larger grains. Our results indicate that protoplanetary disks show clear signs of dust evolution at an age of a few Myr, even as early as approx1 Myr, but age is not the only factor determining the degree of evolution during the first few million years of a disk's lifetime.

  2. MA et al.: SKETCH RETRIEVAL VIA STROKE FEATURES 1 Sketch Retrieval via Dense Stroke Features

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    Yang, Ming-Hsuan

    MA et al.: SKETCH RETRIEVAL VIA STROKE FEATURES 1 Sketch Retrieval via Dense Stroke Features Chao search method. In this paper, we propose a representation scheme which takes sketch strokes into account with local features, thereby facilitat- ing efficient retrieval with codebooks. Stroke features are detected

  3. The Star Formation History in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies: the Fossil Record in the Color-Magnitude Diagram

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    A. Aparicio

    1998-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Dwarf galaxies may play a key role in the formation and evolution of bigger systems. This make a topic of major interest knowing how they form and evolve and, in particular, how their star formation histories (SFHs) have proceed since their birth. For nearby galaxies, the color-magnitude diagram (CMD) contains stars formed over all their lifetime. It is hence a fossil record of their SFHs. The analysis with synthetic CMDs provides a powerful tool to retrieve them. In this paper, I discuss the critical issues related to the computation of synthetic CMDs, present a short summary of the currently available results for the SFH extending the full life of galaxies and make a few critical considerations about the powerfulness and back-draws of the method.

  4. CAIRNS: The Cluster And Infall Region Nearby Survey III. Environmental Dependence of H-alpha Properties of Galaxies

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    Kenneth Rines; Margaret J. Geller; Michael J. Kurtz; Antonaldo Diaferio

    2005-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the environmental dependence of star formation in cluster virial regions and infall regions as part of CAIRNS (Cluster And Infall Region Nearby Survey), a large spectroscopic survey of the infall regions surrounding nine nearby rich clusters of galaxies. Our long-slit spectroscopy yields estimates of star formation rates in environments from cluster cores to the general large-scale structure. The fraction of galaxies with current star formation in their inner disks as traced by H-alpha emission increases with distance from the cluster and converges to the ``field'' value only at 2-3 virial radii, in agreement with other investigations. However, among galaxies with significant current star formation (EW[Ha]geq2\\AA), there is no difference in the distribution of EW[Ha] inside and outside the virial radius. This surprising result, first seen by Carter et al., suggests that (1) star formation is truncated on either very short timescales or only at moderate and high redshifts or (2) that projection effects contaminate the measurement. The number density profiles of star-forming and non-star-forming galaxies indicate that, among galaxies projected inside the virial radius, at least half of the former and 20% of the latter are ``infall interlopers,'' galaxies in the infall region but outside the virial region. The kinematics of star-forming galaxies in the infall region closely match those of absorption-dominated galaxies. This result shows that the star forming galaxies in the infall regions are not interlopers from the field and excludes one model of the backsplash scenario of galaxy transformation. Finally, we quantify systematic uncertainties in estimating the global star formation in galaxies from their inner disks.

  5. 9/18/09 2:42 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy -Tech Support Forum Page 1 of 4http://www.techsupportforum.com/relaxation-room/offline/406161-big-wave-theory-offers-alternative-dark-energy.html

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    Temple, Blake

    9/18/09 2:42 PM'Big Wave' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy - Tech Support Forum Page 1 of 4http://www.techsupportforum.com/relaxation-room/offline/406161-big-wave-theory-offers-alternative-dark-energy' Theory Offers Alternative to Dark Energy User Name Remember Me? Password Log in Site Map Register Donate

  6. Theorizing the carbon economy: introduction to the special issue The term `carbon economy'often has an adjective placed nearby: the `new'carbon economy,

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    of carbon capture and storage and nuclear technologies. These dimensionsöand surface-level to deeperTheorizing the carbon economy: introduction to the special issue The term `carbon economy'often has an adjective placed nearby: the `new'carbon economy, the `low' carbon economy, the carbon `neutral' economy

  7. Data Foundations Data Attributes and Features

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    Fang, Shiaofen

    1 Data Foundations Data Attributes and Features Data Pre-processing Data Storage Data Analysis Data Sources 1 Data Attributes Describing data content and characteristics Representing data Data Sortable Data Numerical Attributes 4 Discrete vs. Continuous #12;3 Statistical Features of Data 5

  8. Nature Climate Change features Los Alamos forest research

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    Nature Climate Change Features Forest Research Nature Climate Change features Los Alamos forest research The print issue features as its cover story the tree-stress research of...

  9. THE ADVANCED CAMERA FOR SURVEYS NEARBY GALAXY SURVEY TREASURY. VI. THE ANCIENT STAR-FORMING DISK OF NGC 404

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    Williams, Benjamin F.; Dalcanton, Julianne J.; Gilbert, Karoline M.; Stilp, Adrienne [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew [Raytheon, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85706 (United States); Seth, Anil C. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Weisz, Daniel; Skillman, Evan, E-mail: ben@astro.washington.ed, E-mail: jd@astro.washington.ed, E-mail: stephanie@astro.washington.ed, E-mail: roskar@astro.washington.ed, E-mail: dolphin@raytheon.co, E-mail: aseth@cfa.harvard.ed, E-mail: dweisz@astro.umn.ed, E-mail: skillman@astro.umn.ed [Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)

    2010-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present HST/WFPC2 observations across the disk of the nearby isolated dwarf S0 galaxy NGC 404, which hosts an extended gas disk. The locations of our fields contain a roughly equal mixture of bulge and disk stars. All of our resolved stellar photometry reaches m {sub F814W} = 26 (M {sub F814W} = -1.4), which covers 2.5 mag of the red giant branch and main-sequence stars with ages <300 Myr. Our deepest field reaches m {sub F814W} = 27.2 (M {sub F814W} = -0.2), sufficient to resolve the red clump and main-sequence stars with ages <500 Myr. Although we detect trace amounts of star formation at times more recent than 10 Gyr ago for all fields, the proportion of red giant stars to asymptotic giants and main-sequence stars suggests that the disk is dominated by an ancient (>10 Gyr) population. Detailed modeling of the color-magnitude diagram suggests that {approx}70% of the stellar mass in the NGC 404 disk formed by z {approx} 2 (10 Gyr ago) and at least {approx}90% formed prior to z {approx} 1 (8 Gyr ago). These results indicate that the stellar populations of the NGC 404 disk are on average significantly older than those of other nearby disk galaxies, suggesting that early- and late-type disks may have different long-term evolutionary histories, not simply differences in their recent star formation rates. Comparisons of the spatial distribution of the young stellar mass and FUV emission in Galaxy Evolution Explorer images show that the brightest FUV regions contain the youngest stars, but that some young stars (<160 Myr) lie outside of these regions. FUV luminosity appears to be strongly affected by both age and stellar mass within individual regions. Finally, we use our measurements to infer the relationship between the star formation rate and the gas density of the disk at previous epochs. We find that most of the history of the NGC 404 disk is consistent with star formation that has decreased with the gas density according to the Schmidt law. However, {approx} 0.5-1 Gyr ago, the star formation rate was unusually low for the inferred gas density, consistent with the possibility that there was a gas accretion event that reignited star formation {approx}0.5 Gyr ago. Such an event could explain why this S0 galaxy hosts an extended gas disk.

  10. Passive Safety Features for Small Modular Reactors

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    Ingersoll, Daniel T [ORNL] [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rapid growth in the size and complexity of commercial nuclear power plants in the 1970s spawned an interest in smaller, simpler designs that are inherently or intrinsically safe through the use of passive design features. Several designs were developed, but none were ever built, although some of their passive safety features were incorporated into large commercial plant designs that are being planned or built today. In recent years, several reactor vendors are actively redeveloping small modular reactor (SMR) designs with even greater use of passive features. Several designs incorporate the ultimate in passive safety they completely eliminate specific accident initiators from the design. Other design features help to reduce the likelihood of an accident or help to mitigate the accident s consequences, should one occur. While some passive safety features are common to most SMR designs, irrespective of the coolant technology, other features are specific to water, gas, or liquid-metal cooled SMR designs. The extensive use of passive safety features in SMRs promise to make these plants highly robust, protecting both the general public and the owner/investor. Once demonstrated, these plants should allow nuclear power to be used confidently for a broader range of customers and applications than will be possible with large plants alone.

  11. XRF 100316D/SN 2010bh: clue to the diverse origin of nearby supernova-associated GRBs

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    Fan, Yi-Zhong; Xu, Dong; Liang, En-Wei; Zhang, Bing

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    X-ray Flash (XRF) 100316D, a nearby super-long under-luminous burst with a peak energy E_p \\sim 20 keV, was detected by Swift and was found to be associated with an energetic supernova SN 2010bh. Both the spectral and the temporal behavior of this burst are rather similar to that of XRF 060218, except that the latter was associated with a "less energetic" SN 2006aj and had a prominent soft thermal emission component in the spectrum. We analyze the spectral and temporal properties of this burst, and interpret the prompt gamma-ray emission and the early X-ray plateau emission as synchrotron emission from a dissipating Poynting-flux-dominated outflow, probably powered by a magnetar with a spin period of $P \\sim 10$ ms and the polar cap magnetic field $B_{\\rm p} \\sim 3\\times 10^{15}$ G. The energetic supernova SN 2010bh associated with this burst is, however, difficult to interpret within the slow magnetar model, which implies that the nascent magnetar may spin much faster with an initial rotation period $\\sim 1$...

  12. Far-infrared distributions in nearby spiral galaxies NGC2841 and NGC2976 observed with AKARI/FIS

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    H. Kaneda; T. Suzuki; T. Onaka; Y. Doi; M. Kawada; B. -C. Koo; S. Makiuti; T. Nakagawa; Y. Okada; S. Serjeant; H. Shibai; M. Shirahata

    2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Far-infrared (IR) images of the nearby Sb galaxy NGC2841 and the Sc galaxy NGC2976 at wavelengths of 65, 90, 140, and 160 um have been obtained with the Far-Infrared Surveyor (FIS) onboard AKARI. Both galaxies reveal similar morphologies of dust rings. They are, however, significantly different in the dust temperature: a cold (21 K) ring for NGC2841 and a warm (30 K) ring for NGC2976, which presumably reflects the difference in the origin of the ring structure for the different Hubble type of the galaxy. In addition to the dust ring structure, a warm dust component is detected from the central region of NGC2841, which may be attributed to the heating by its Low-Ionization Nuclear Emission-line Region nucleus. As for NGC2976, an extended dust component is observed along the minor axis, which shows a distribution somewhat asymmetrical to the galactic disk; this might be associated with the HI bridge in the M81/M82 group that NGC2976 belongs to. By taking advantage of a wealth of the far-IR bands of the FIS, it is demonstrated that the spectral energy distribution of NGC2841 is spatially more variable than that of NGC2976.

  13. The Heating of Mid-Infrared Dust in the Nearby Galaxy M33: A Testbed for Tracing Galaxy Evolution

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    Calapa, M; Draine, B T; Boquien, M; Kramer, C; Xilouris, M; Verley, S; Braine, J; Relańo-Pastor, M; van der Werf, P; Israel, F; Hermelo, I; Albrecht, M

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Because the 8 {\\mu}m polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emission has been found to correlate with other well-known star formation tracers, it has widely been used as a star formation rate (SFR) tracer. There are, however, studies that challenge the accuracy and reliability of the 8 {\\mu}m emission as a SFR tracer. Our study, part of the Herschel M33 Extended Survey (HERM33ES) open time key program, aims at addressing this issue by analyzing the infrared emission from the nearby spiral galaxy M33 at the high spatial scale of 75 pc. Combining data from the Herschel Space Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope we find that the 8 {\\mu}m emission is better correlated with the 250 {\\mu}m emission, which traces cold interstellar gas, than with the 24 {\\mu}m emission. The L(8)/L(24) ratio is highly depressed in 24 {\\mu}m luminous regions, which correlate with known HII regions. We also compare our results with the dust emission models by Draine & Li (2007). We confirm that the depression of 8 {\\mu}m PAH e...

  14. NEW M, L, AND T DWARF COMPANIONS TO NEARBY STARS FROM THE WIDE-FIELD INFRARED SURVEY EXPLORER

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    Luhman, Kevin L.; Loutrel, Nicholas P.; McCurdy, Nicholas S.; Melso, Nicole D.; Star, Kimberly M.; Terrien, Ryan C. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Mace, Gregory N.; McLean, Ian S. [UCLA Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Young, Michael D.; Rhode, Katherine L. [Department of Astronomy, Indiana University, Swain West 319, 727 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 (United States); Davy Kirkpatrick, J., E-mail: kluhman@astro.psu.edu [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, MS 100-22, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present 11 candidate late-type companions to nearby stars identified with data from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS). Eight of the candidates are likely to be companions based on their common proper motions with the primaries. The remaining three objects are rejected as companions, one of which is a free-floating T7 dwarf. Spectral types are available for five of the companions, which consist of M2V, M8.5V, L5, T8, and T8. Based on their photometry, the unclassified companions are probably two mid-M dwarfs and one late-M/early-L dwarf. One of the T8 companions, WISE J142320.84+011638.0, has already been reported by Pinfield and coworkers. The other T8 companion, ULAS J095047.28+011734.3, was discovered by Burningham and coworkers through the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope Infrared Deep Sky Survey, but its companionship has not been previously recognized in the literature. The L5 companion, 2MASS J17430860+8526594, is a new member of a class of L dwarfs that exhibit unusually blue near-IR colors. Among the possible mechanisms that have been previously proposed for the peculiar colors of these L dwarfs, low metallicity does not appear to be a viable explanation for 2MASS J17430860+8526594 since our spectrum of the primary suggests that its metallicity is not significantly subsolar.

  15. The Solar Neighborhood XXXVI: The Long-Term Photometric Variability of Nearby Red Dwarfs in the VRI Optical Bands

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    Hosey, Altonio D; Jao, Wei-Chun; Dieterich, Sergio B; Winters, Jennifer G; Lurie, John C; Riedel, Adric R; Subasavage, John P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an analysis of long-term photometric variability for nearby red dwarfs at optical wavelengths. The sample consists of 264 M dwarfs south of DEC = +30 with V-K = 3.96-9.16 and Mv~10-20 (spectral types M2V-M8V), most of which are within 25 pc. The stars have been observed in the VRI filters for ~4-14 years at the CTIO/SMARTS 0.9m telescope. Of the 238 red dwarfs within 25 pc, we find that only ~8% are photometrically variable by at least 20 mmag (~2%) in the VRI bands. We find that high variability at optical wavelengths over the long-term can be used to identify young stars. Overall, however, the fluxes of most red dwarfs at optical wavelengths are steady to a few percent over the long term. The low overall rate of photometric variability for red dwarfs is consistent with results found in previous work on similar stars on shorter timescales, with the body of work indicating that most red dwarfs are only mildly variable. We highlight 17 stars that show long-term changes in brightness, sometimes becau...

  16. Feature identification framework and applications (FIFA)

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    Audenaert, Michael Neal

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    collections that provides a general framework for applications while allowing decisions about the details of document representation and features identification to be deferred to domain specific implementations of that framework. These deferred decisions...

  17. Feature Binding and the Hebb Repetition Effect 

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    Barrett, Maeve

    2008-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Previous studies have found no evidence that long-term learning of integrated objects and individual features benefit visual short term memory tasks (Logie, Brockmole, & Vandenbroucke, in press; Olson & Jiang, 2004; Treisman, ...

  18. Hybrid Solutions to the Feature Interaction Problem

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    Calder, M.

    Calder,M. Kolberg,M. Magill,E. Marples,D. Reiff-Marganiec,S. Feature Interactions in Telecommunications and Software Systems VII pp 295-312 IOS Press

  19. ECG Feature Extraction Techniques - A Survey Approach

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    Karpagachelvi, S; Sivakumar, M

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ECG Feature Extraction plays a significant role in diagnosing most of the cardiac diseases. One cardiac cycle in an ECG signal consists of the P-QRS-T waves. This feature extraction scheme determines the amplitudes and intervals in the ECG signal for subsequent analysis. The amplitudes and intervals value of P-QRS-T segment determines the functioning of heart of every human. Recently, numerous research and techniques have been developed for analyzing the ECG signal. The proposed schemes were mostly based on Fuzzy Logic Methods, Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Genetic Algorithm (GA), Support Vector Machines (SVM), and other Signal Analysis techniques. All these techniques and algorithms have their advantages and limitations. This proposed paper discusses various techniques and transformations proposed earlier in literature for extracting feature from an ECG signal. In addition this paper also provides a comparative study of various methods proposed by researchers in extracting the feature from ECG signal.

  20. Feature extraction for structural dynamics model validation

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    Hemez, Francois [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nishio, Mayuko [UNIV OF TOKYO; Worden, Keith [UNIV OF SHEFFIELD; Takeda, Nobuo [UNIV OF TOKYO

    2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This study focuses on defining and comparing response features that can be used for structural dynamics model validation studies. Features extracted from dynamic responses obtained analytically or experimentally, such as basic signal statistics, frequency spectra, and estimated time-series models, can be used to compare characteristics of structural system dynamics. By comparing those response features extracted from experimental data and numerical outputs, validation and uncertainty quantification of numerical model containing uncertain parameters can be realized. In this study, the applicability of some response features to model validation is first discussed using measured data from a simple test-bed structure and the associated numerical simulations of these experiments. issues that must be considered were sensitivity, dimensionality, type of response, and presence or absence of measurement noise in the response. Furthermore, we illustrate a comparison method of multivariate feature vectors for statistical model validation. Results show that the outlier detection technique using the Mahalanobis distance metric can be used as an effective and quantifiable technique for selecting appropriate model parameters. However, in this process, one must not only consider the sensitivity of the features being used, but also correlation of the parameters being compared.

  1. The nearby supernova factory

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    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cadence gives fewer supernovae but better constraints on thein 2003. Key words: supernovae, galaxies Preprint submitted2004 Introduction Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) have proven

  2. THE ACS NEARBY GALAXY SURVEY TREASURY. IX. CONSTRAINING ASYMPTOTIC GIANT BRANCH EVOLUTION WITH OLD METAL-POOR GALAXIES

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    Girardi, Leo [Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova-INAF, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 5, I-35122 Padova (Italy); Williams, Benjamin F.; Gilbert, Karoline M.; Rosenfield, Philip; Dalcanton, Julianne J. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Marigo, Paola [Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita di Padova, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 2, I-35122 Padova (Italy); Boyer, Martha L. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew [Raytheon Company, 1151 East Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States); Weisz, Daniel R.; Skillman, Evan [Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Melbourne, Jason [Caltech Optical Observatories, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, Mail Stop 301-17, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Olsen, Knut A. G. [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Seth, Anil C. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In an attempt to constrain evolutionary models of the asymptotic giant branch (AGB) phase at the limit of low masses and low metallicities, we have examined the luminosity functions and number ratios between AGB and red giant branch (RGB) stars from a sample of resolved galaxies from the ACS Nearby Galaxy Survey Treasury. This database provides Hubble Space Telescope optical photometry together with maps of completeness, photometric errors, and star formation histories for dozens of galaxies within 4 Mpc. We select 12 galaxies characterized by predominantly metal-poor populations as indicated by a very steep and blue RGB, and which do not present any indication of recent star formation in their color-magnitude diagrams. Thousands of AGB stars brighter than the tip of the RGB (TRGB) are present in the sample (between 60 and 400 per galaxy), hence, the Poisson noise has little impact in our measurements of the AGB/RGB ratio. We model the photometric data with a few sets of thermally pulsing AGB (TP-AGB) evolutionary models with different prescriptions for the mass loss. This technique allows us to set stringent constraints on the TP-AGB models of low-mass, metal-poor stars (with M < 1.5 M{sub sun}, [Fe/H]{approx}< -1.0). Indeed, those which satisfactorily reproduce the observed AGB/RGB ratios have TP-AGB lifetimes between 1.2 and 1.8 Myr, and finish their nuclear burning lives with masses between 0.51 and 0.55 M{sub sun}. This is also in good agreement with recent observations of white dwarf masses in the M4 old globular cluster. These constraints can be added to those already derived from Magellanic Cloud star clusters as important mileposts in the arduous process of calibrating AGB evolutionary models.

  3. THE ADVANCED CAMERA FOR SURVEYS NEARBY GALAXY SURVEY TREASURY. V. RADIAL STAR FORMATION HISTORY OF NGC 300

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    Gogarten, Stephanie M.; Dalcanton, Julianne J.; Williams, Benjamin F.; Roskar, Rok; Gilbert, Karoline M.; Quinn, Thomas R. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Holtzman, Jon [Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University, Box 30001, 1320 Frenger Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States); Seth, Anil C. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew [Raytheon Company, 1151 East Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States); Weisz, Daniel; Skillman, Evan [Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Cole, Andrew [School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (Australia); Debattista, Victor P. [Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE (United Kingdom); Olsen, Knut [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); De Jong, Roelof S. [Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam (Germany); Karachentsev, Igor D., E-mail: stephanie@astro.washington.ed [Special Astrophysical Observatory, Nizhnij Arkhyz, KChR (Russian Federation)

    2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observations of NGC 300 taken as part of the Advanced Camera for Surveys Nearby Galaxy Survey Treasury (ANGST). Individual stars are resolved in these images down to an absolute magnitude of M{sub F814W} = 1.0 (below the red clump). We determine the star formation history of the galaxy in six radial bins by comparing our observed color-magnitude diagrams (CMDs) with synthetic CMDs based on theoretical isochrones. We find that the stellar disk out to 5.4 kpc is primarily old, in contrast with the outwardly similar galaxy M33. We determine the scale length as a function of age and find evidence for inside-out growth of the stellar disk: the scale length has increased from 1.1 +- 0.1 kpc 10 Gyr ago to 1.3 +- 0.1 kpc at present, indicating a buildup in the fraction of young stars at larger radii. As the scale length of M33 has recently been shown to have increased much more dramatically with time, our results demonstrate that two galaxies with similar sizes and morphologies can have very different histories. With an N-body simulation of a galaxy designed to be similar to NGC 300, we determine that the effects of radial migration should be minimal. We trace the metallicity gradient as a function of time and find a present-day metallicity gradient consistent with that seen in previous studies. Consistent results are obtained from archival images covering the same radial extent but differing in placement and filter combination.

  4. THE ADVANCED CAMERA FOR SURVEYS NEARBY GALAXY SURVEY TREASURY. IV. THE STAR FORMATION HISTORY OF NGC 2976

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    Williams, Benjamin F.; Dalcanton, Julianne J.; Stilp, Adrienne; Gilbert, Karoline M.; Roskar, Rok; Gogarten, Stephanie M. [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Seth, Anil C. [CfA Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Weisz, Daniel; Skillman, Evan [Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew [Raytheon, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85706 (United States); Holtzman, Jon, E-mail: ben@astro.washington.ed, E-mail: jd@astro.washington.ed, E-mail: roskar@astro.washington.ed, E-mail: stephanie@astro.washington.ed, E-mail: aseth@cfa.harvard.ed, E-mail: dweisz@astro.umn.ed, E-mail: skillman@astro.umn.ed, E-mail: dolphin@raytheon.co, E-mail: holtz@nmsu.ed [Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University, Box 30001, 1320 Frenger St., Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States)

    2010-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present resolved stellar photometry of NGC 2976 obtained with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) as part of the ACS Nearby Galaxy Survey Treasury (ANGST) program. The data cover the radial extent of the major axis of the disk out to 6 kpc, or approx6 scale lengths. The outer disk was imaged to a depth of M{sub F606W} approx 1, and an inner field was imaged to the crowding limit at a depth of M{sub F606W} approx -1. Through detailed analysis and modeling of the resulting color-magnitude diagrams, we have reconstructed the star formation history (SFH) of the stellar populations currently residing in these portions of the galaxy, finding similar ancient populations at all radii but significantly different young populations at increasing radii. In particular, outside of the well-measured break in the disk surface brightness profile, the age of the youngest population increases with distance from the galaxy center, suggesting that star formation is shutting down from the outside-in. We use our measured SFH, along with H I surface density measurements, to reconstruct the surface density profile of the disk during previous epochs. Comparisons between the recovered star formation rates and reconstructed gas densities at previous epochs are consistent with star formation following the Schmidt law during the past 0.5 Gyr, but with a drop in star formation efficiency at low gas densities, as seen in local galaxies at the present day. The current rate and gas density suggest that rapid star formation in NGC 2976 is currently in the process of ceasing from the outside-in due to gas depletion. This process of outer disk gas depletion and inner disk star formation was likely triggered by an interaction with the core of the M81 group approx>1 Gyr ago that stripped the gas from the galaxy halo and/or triggered gas inflow from the outer disk toward the galaxy center.

  5. Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Star-Forming Regions in Nearby Galaxies: Stellar Populations and Abundance Indicators

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    William C. Keel; Jay B. Holberg; Patrick M. Treuthardt

    2004-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We present FUSE spectroscopy and supporting data for star-forming regions in nearby galaxies, to examine their massive-star content and explore the use of abundance and population indicators in this spectral range for high-redshift galaxies. New far-ultraviolet spectra are shown for four bright H II regions in M33 (NGC 588, 592, 595, and 604), the H II region NGC 5461 in M101, and the starburst nucleus of NGC 7714, supplemented by the very-low-metallicity galaxy I Zw 18. In each case, we see strong Milky Way absorption systems from H2, but intrinsic absorption within each galaxy is weak or undetectable, perhaps because of the "UV bias" in which reddened stars which lie behind molecular-rich areas are also heavily reddened. We see striking changes in the stellar-wind lines from these populations with metallicity, suggesting that C II, C III, C IV, N II, N III, and P V lines are potential tracers of stellar metallicity in star-forming galaxies. Three of these relations - involving N IV, C III, and P V - are nearly linear over the range from O/H=0.05--0.8 solar. The major difference in continuum shapes among these systems is that the giant H II complex NGC 604 has a stronger continuum shortward of 950 A than any other object in this sample. Small-number statistics would likely go in the other direction; we favor this as the result of a discrete star-forming event ~3 Myr ago, as suggested by previous studies of its stellar population. (Supported by NASA grant NAG5-8959)

  6. RESOLVED GIANT MOLECULAR CLOUDS IN NEARBY SPIRAL GALAXIES: INSIGHTS FROM THE CANON CO (1-0) SURVEY

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    Donovan Meyer, Jennifer; Koda, Jin; Mooney, Thomas [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 (United States); Momose, Rieko [Department of Astronomy, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Egusa, Fumi [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 (Japan); Carty, Misty [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Kennicutt, Robert [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Kuno, Nario [Nobeyama Radio Observatory, Minamimaki, Minamisaku, Nagano, 384-1305 (Japan); Rebolledo, David; Wong, Tony [Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Sawada, Tsuyoshi [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Scoville, Nick [Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We resolve 182 individual giant molecular clouds (GMCs) larger than 2.5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 5} M{sub Sun} in the inner disks of 5 large nearby spiral galaxies (NGC 2403, NGC 3031, NGC 4736, NGC 4826, and NGC 6946) to create the largest such sample of extragalactic GMCs within galaxies analogous to the Milky Way. Using a conservatively chosen sample of GMCs most likely to adhere to the virial assumption, we measure cloud sizes, velocity dispersions, and {sup 12}CO (J = 1-0) luminosities and calculate cloud virial masses. The average conversion factor from CO flux to H{sub 2} mass (or X{sub CO}) for each galaxy is 1-2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 20} cm{sup -2} (K km s{sup -1}){sup -1}, all within a factor of two of the Milky Way disk value ({approx}2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 20} cm{sup -2} (K km s{sup -1}){sup -1}). We find GMCs to be generally consistent within our errors between the galaxies and with Milky Way disk GMCs; the intrinsic scatter between clouds is of order a factor of two. Consistent with previous studies in the Local Group, we find a linear relationship between cloud virial mass and CO luminosity, supporting the assumption that the clouds in this GMC sample are gravitationally bound. We do not detect a significant population of GMCs with elevated velocity dispersions for their sizes, as has been detected in the Galactic center. Though the range of metallicities probed in this study is narrow, the average conversion factors of these galaxies will serve to anchor the high metallicity end of metallicity-X{sub CO} trends measured using conversion factors in resolved clouds; this has been previously possible primarily with Milky Way measurements.

  7. THE Pa{alpha} LUMINOSITY FUNCTION OF H II REGIONS IN NEARBY GALAXIES FROM HST/NICMOS

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    Liu Guilin; Calzetti, Daniela [Astronomy Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Kennicutt, Robert C. Jr. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Schinnerer, Eva [MPI for Astronomy, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Sofue, Yoshiaki [Department of Physics, Meisei University, 2-1-1 Hodokubo, Hino, Tokyo 191-8506 (Japan); Komugi, Shinya [Joint ALMA Office, Alonso de Cordova 3107, Vitacura, Santiago 763-0355 (Chile); Egusa, Fumi [Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshino-dai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 (Japan); Scoville, Nicholas Z., E-mail: liu@pha.jhu.edu [California Institute of Technology, MC 249-17, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The H II region luminosity function (LF) is an important tool for deriving the birthrates and mass distribution of OB associations and is an excellent tracer of the newly formed massive stars and associations. To date, extensive work (predominantly in H{alpha}) has been done from the ground, which is hindered by dust extinction and the severe blending of adjacent (spatially or in projection) H II regions. Reliably measuring the properties of H II regions requires a linear resolution <40 pc, but analyses satisfying this requirement have been done only in a handful of galaxies, so far. As the first space-based work using a galaxy sample, we have selected 12 galaxies from our HST/NICMOS Pa{alpha} survey and studied the LF and size distribution of H II regions both in individual galaxies and cumulatively, using a virtually extinction-free tracer of the ionizing photon rate. The high angular resolution and low sensitivity to diffuse emission of NICMOS also offer an advantage over ground-based imaging by enabling a higher degree of de-blending of the H II regions. We do not confirm the broken power-law LFs found in ground-based studies. Instead, we find that the LFs, both individual and co-added, follow a single power law dN(L)/dln L{proportional_to}L {sup -1}, are consistent with the mass function of star clusters in nearby galaxies, and are in agreement with the results of the existing analyses with Hubble Space Telescope (HST) data. The individual and co-added size distributions of H II regions are both roughly consistent with dN(D)/dln D{proportional_to}D {sup -3}, but the power-law scaling is probably contaminated by blended regions or complexes.

  8. Feature recognition applications in mesh generation

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    Tautges, T.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Liu, S.S.; Lu, Y.; Kraftcheck, J.; Gadh, R. [Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (United States). Mechanical Engineering Dept.

    1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of feature recognition as part of an overall decomposition-based hexahedral meshing approach is described in this paper. The meshing approach consists of feature recognition, using a c-loop or hybrid c-loop method, and the use of cutting surfaces to decompose the solid model. These steps are part of an iterative process, which proceeds either until no more features can be recognized or until the model has been completely decomposed into meshable sub-volumes. This method can greatly reduce the time required to generate an all-hexahedral mesh, either through the use of more efficient meshing algorithms on more of the geometry or by reducing the amount of manual decomposition required to mesh a volume.

  9. VARIATIONS OF THE 10 mum SILICATE FEATURES IN THE ACTIVELY ACCRETING T TAURI STARS: DG Tau AND XZ Tau

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    Bary, Jeffrey S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346 (United States); Leisenring, Jarron M.; Skrutskie, Michael F., E-mail: jbary@colgate.ed, E-mail: jml2u@virginia.ed, E-mail: mfs4n@virginia.ed [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325 (United States)

    2009-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the Infrared Spectrograph aboard the Spitzer Space Telescope, we observed multiple epochs of 11 actively accreting T Tauri stars in the nearby Taurus-Auriga star-forming region. In total, 88 low-resolution mid-infrared spectra were collected over 1.5 years in Cycles 2 and 3. The results of this multi-epoch survey show that the 10 mum silicate complex in the spectra of two sources-DG Tau and XZ Tau-undergoes significant variations with the silicate feature growing both weaker and stronger over month- and year-long timescales. Shorter timescale variations on day- to week-long timescales were not detected within the measured flux errors. The time resolution coverage of this data set is inadequate for determining if the variations are periodic. Pure emission compositional models of the silicate complex in each epoch of the DG Tau and XZ Tau spectra provide poor fits to the observed silicate features. These results agree with those of previous groups that attempted to fit only single-epoch observations of these sources. Simple two-temperature, two-slab models with similar compositions successfully reproduce the observed variations in the silicate features. These models hint at a self-absorption origin of the diminution of the silicate complex instead of a compositional change in the population of emitting dust grains. We discuss several scenarios for producing such variability including disk shadowing, vertical mixing, variations in disk heating, and disk wind events associated with accretion outbursts.

  10. Mobile Communities Requirements and Features for Success

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    Mobile Communities ­ Requirements and Features for Success Sarah Denis Heldt Media Informatics LMU.broll@ifi.lmu.de Philipp Lehmann Burda Wireless GmbH philipp.lehmann@burda.com ABSTRACT Advancements in mobile technologies and decreasing charges are starting to leverage the mobile usage of the internet and its applications. This paper

  11. Convex Principal Feature Selection Mahdokht Masaeli1

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    Dy, Jennifer G.

    Advertising Sciences, Yahoo! Labs, Silicon Valley, CA, USA 3 Computer Aided Diagnosis and Therapy, Siemens Medical Solutions, USA {masaeli.m, yan.y, cui.yi}@neu.edu, glenn.fung@siemens.com, jdy transformation is achieved. However, true feature selection may not be achieved as non-sparse coefficients may

  12. Feature-oriented Runtime Adaptation Mario Pukall

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    Cazzola, Walter

    QuickSort (dark-gray background). Figure 1: Feature Evolution in a DBMS SPL. Having recreated of a DBMS1 SPL, is replaced by fea- ture QuickSort) does not aect the running program. Usu- ally, applying (according to the modi#12;cations made in the SPL). For in- stance, the changes within the DBMS SPL require

  13. FEATURE ARTICLE 2 Kunde Hospital: Nepal

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    FEATURE ARTICLE 2 Kunde Hospital: Nepal WORK IN PROGRESS 4 Public Health in Ceylon Medical research of the Mt Everest area in Nepal who have played such an important role in Himalayan mountaineering century the region became incorporated into the Gorkha kingdom that now forms the modern nation of Nepal

  14. ADVANCED DIRECT MANIPULATION OF FEATURE MODELS

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    Bidarra, Rafael

    ADVANCED DIRECT MANIPULATION OF FEATURE MODELS Rafael Bidarra, Alex Noort Faculty of Electrical validity maintenance. In particular, it offers a powerful combination of various 3D handles for real and are functionally signifi- cant for some product life-cycle phase" (Bidarra and Bronsvoort, 2000). In contrast

  15. Features . . . Cover Crop Value to Cotton

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    Watson, Craig A.

    Features . . . Cotton Cover Crop Value to Cotton Cotton Price and Rotation 32:12 December 2008 #12;Cotton Price and Rotation Agronomy Notes Page 2 Cotton price has been low. Either peanut or soybean should be rotated with cotton, corn, or other grasses. However, with cotton

  16. INFRARED SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY OF THE QUIESCENT MEDIUM OF NEARBY CLOUDS. I. ICE FORMATION AND GRAIN GROWTH IN LUPUS

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    Boogert, A. C. A. [IPAC, NASA Herschel Science Center, Mail Code 100-22, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Chiar, J. E. [SETI Institute, Carl Sagan Center, 189 Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043 (United States); Knez, C.; Mundy, L. G. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Öberg, K. I. [Departments of Chemistry and Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States); Pendleton, Y. J. [Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (United States); Tielens, A. G. G. M.; Van Dishoeck, E. F., E-mail: aboogert@ipac.caltech.edu [Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands)

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Infrared photometry and spectroscopy (1-25 ?m) of background stars reddened by the Lupus molecular cloud complex are used to determine the properties of grains and the composition of ices before they are incorporated into circumstellar envelopes and disks. H{sub 2}O ices form at extinctions of A{sub K} = 0.25 ± 0.07 mag (A{sub V} = 2.1 ± 0.6). Such a low ice formation threshold is consistent with the absence of nearby hot stars. Overall, the Lupus clouds are in an early chemical phase. The abundance of H{sub 2}O ice (2.3 ± 0.1 × 10{sup –5} relative to N{sub H}) is typical for quiescent regions, but lower by a factor of three to four compared to dense envelopes of young stellar objects. The low solid CH{sub 3}OH abundance (<3%-8% relative to H{sub 2}O) indicates a low gas phase H/CO ratio, which is consistent with the observed incomplete CO freeze out. Furthermore it is found that the grains in Lupus experienced growth by coagulation. The mid-infrared (>5 ?m) continuum extinction relative to A{sub K} increases as a function of A{sub K}. Most Lupus lines of sight are well fitted with empirically derived extinction curves corresponding to R{sub V} ? 3.5 (A{sub K} = 0.71) and R{sub V} ? 5.0 (A{sub K} = 1.47). For lines of sight with A{sub K} > 1.0 mag, the ?{sub 9.7}/A{sub K} ratio is a factor of two lower compared to the diffuse medium. Below 1.0 mag, values scatter between the dense and diffuse medium ratios. The absence of a gradual transition between diffuse and dense medium-type dust indicates that local conditions matter in the process that sets the ?{sub 9.7}/A{sub K} ratio. This process is likely related to grain growth by coagulation, as traced by the A{sub 7.4}/A{sub K} continuum extinction ratio, but not to ice mantle formation. Conversely, grains acquire ice mantles before the process of coagulation starts.

  17. Feature Article From Intermountain West Climate Summary, March 2012 Intermountain West Climate Summary

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    Neff, Jason

    -cooled concentrating solar plants in California and Nevada have run into opposition, driving them toward dry cooling that several thousand MW of electrical capacity might go offline if the drought persists into spring of 2012. Thermal solar plants use as much water as a coal plant per kWh, but wind power uses little to no water. So

  18. Representing mechanical assemblies with features and mating conditions

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    Qamar, Sayyad Zahid

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-level product representation has been developed and implemented, using design features for part description and mating conditions between features for the relationships among parts. The underlying ideas are that features are necessary...

  19. Events & Topics in Renewable Energy & the Environment featuring...

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    Events & Topics in Renewable Energy & the Environment featuring Chenyang Lu Events & Topics in Renewable Energy & the Environment featuring Chenyang Lu Smart Buildings with...

  20. automatic archaeological feature: Topics by E-print Network

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    Nancy2 University NASA Ames robots to automatically detect features. Hid- den Markov Models have been used for a long time in pattern 28 Adaptive Automatic Facial Feature...

  1. algorithm based feature: Topics by E-print Network

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    feature level fusion framework using two well- known biometric cryptosystems, namely, fuzzy vault 60 A stochastic algorithm for feature selection in pattern recognition...

  2. Soft Multiple Winners for Sparse Feature Extraction

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    A simple and computationally inexpensive neural network method for generating sparse representations is presented. The network has a single layer of linear neurons and, on top of it, a mechanism, which assigns a winning strength for each neuron. Both input and output are real valued in contrast to many earlier methods, where either input or output must have been binary valued. Also, the sum of winning strengths does not have to be normalized as in some other approaches. The ability of the algorithm to find meaningful features is demonstrated in a simulation with images of handwritten numerals. 1. Introduction The objective of a feature extraction system is to refine data in such a way that further processing becomes easier. In classification, such a system has two basic goals. One is to remove redundancies from the data. This helps cutting down computational costs later on. Another, contradictory goal is to discriminate data, which helps in distinguishing between similar inputs. A fe...

  3. LEDSGP/tools/features | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to:46 - 429 ThrottledInformationparticipants < LEDSGP‎ |features < LEDSGP‎ |

  4. Visual Text Features for Image Matching Sam S. Tsai1

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    Girod, Bernd

    Visual Text Features for Image Matching Sam S. Tsai1 , Huizhong Chen1 , David Chen1 , Vasu features that are based on text in cameraphone images. A robust text detection algorithm locates individual the visual text features in a way that resembles image features. We calculate their location, scale

  5. Berkeley Off-line Radioisotope Generator (BORG)

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    Sudowe, Ralf; Patin, Joshua B.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    3 shows cut outs of the chart of nuclides in the appropriateFig. 3. Cut out of the chart of nuclides that show the light

  6. 6, 54575483, 2006 Offline and online

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    Boyer, Edmond

    system models. 1 Introduction A key aspect of comprehensive models to study atmospheric chemistry and its and consistent representation of the spatial and temporal variability in surface exchange processes in Earth

  7. ENGINEERED BARRIER SYSTEM FEATURES, EVENTS AND PROCESSES

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    Jaros, W.

    2005-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of engineered barrier system (EBS) features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to models and analyses used to support the total system performance assessment for the license application (TSPA-LA). A screening decision, either Included or Excluded, is given for each FEP along with the technical basis for exclusion screening decisions. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.114 (d, e, and f) [DIRS 173273]. The FEPs addressed in this report deal with those features, events, and processes relevant to the EBS focusing mainly on those components and conditions exterior to the waste package and within the rock mass surrounding emplacement drifts. The components of the EBS are the drip shield, waste package, waste form, cladding, emplacement pallet, emplacement drift excavated opening (also referred to as drift opening in this report), and invert. FEPs specific to the waste package, cladding, and drip shield are addressed in separate FEP reports: for example, ''Screening of Features, Events, and Processes in Drip Shield and Waste Package Degradation'' (BSC 2005 [DIRS 174995]), ''Clad Degradation--FEPs Screening Arguments (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170019]), and Waste-Form Features, Events, and Processes'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170020]). For included FEPs, this report summarizes the implementation of the FEP in the TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). This report also documents changes to the EBS FEPs list that have occurred since the previous versions of this report. These changes have resulted due to a reevaluation of the FEPs for TSPA-LA as identified in Section 1.2 of this report and described in more detail in Section 6.1.1. This revision addresses updates in Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) administrative procedures as they pertain to this report; the current procedures are addressed in Section 2. This revision also addresses updates to the technical basis in supporting analysis and model reports and corroborative documentation, as presented in Sections 4 and 6 of this report. Finally, Sections 4, 5, and 6 of this report provide additional information pertaining to the relevant FEPs-related Acceptance Criteria presented in ''Yucca Mountain Review Plan, Final Report'' (YMRP) (NRC 2003 [DIRS 163274], Sections 2.2.1.2.1.3 and 2.2.1.3.3.3).

  8. Quantum features of consciousness, computers and brain

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    Michael B. Mensky

    2009-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Many people believe that mysterious phenomenon of consciousness may be connected with quantum features of our world. The present author proposed so-called Extended Everett's Concept (EEC) that allowed to explain consciousness and super-consciousness (intuitive knowledge). Brain, according to EEC, is an interface between consciousness and super-consciousness on the one part and body on the other part. Relations between all these components of the human cognitive system are analyzed in the framework of EEC. It is concluded that technical devices improving usage of super-consciousness (intuition) may exist.

  9. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  10. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  11. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  13. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  14. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  15. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  16. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  17. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  18. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  19. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  20. ARM - Feature Stories and Releases Article

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  1. Featured Licensing Professional - Energy Innovation Portal

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  3. Category:Topographic Features | Open Energy Information

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  4. Satellite stories featured in Lab lecture series

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  5. CARMA SURVEY TOWARD INFRARED-BRIGHT NEARBY GALAXIES (STING). III. THE DEPENDENCE OF ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR GAS SURFACE DENSITIES ON GALAXY PROPERTIES

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    Wong, Tony; Xue, Rui [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Bolatto, Alberto D.; Fisher, David B.; Vogel, Stuart N. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Leroy, Adam K. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States)] [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Blitz, Leo [Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Rosolowsky, Erik [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 (Canada)] [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 (Canada); Bigiel, Frank [Institut für theoretische Astrophysik, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, Albert-Ueberle Str. 2, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany)] [Institut für theoretische Astrophysik, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, Albert-Ueberle Str. 2, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Ott, Jürgen [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States)] [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Rahman, Nurur [Department of Physics, C1 Lab 140, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park, Johannesburg 2006 (South Africa)] [Department of Physics, C1 Lab 140, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park, Johannesburg 2006 (South Africa); Walter, Fabian [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Konigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Konigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany)

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the correlation between CO and H I emission in 18 nearby galaxies from the CARMA Survey Toward IR-Bright Nearby Galaxies (STING) at sub-kpc and kpc scales. Our sample, spanning a wide range in stellar mass and metallicity, reveals evidence for a metallicity dependence of the H I column density measured in regions exhibiting CO emission. Such a dependence is predicted by the equilibrium model of McKee and Krumholz, which balances H{sub 2} formation and dissociation. The observed H I column density is often smaller than predicted by the model, an effect we attribute to unresolved clumping, although values close to the model prediction are also seen. We do not observe H I column densities much larger than predicted, as might be expected were there a diffuse H I component that did not contribute to H{sub 2} shielding. We also find that the H{sub 2} column density inferred from CO correlates strongly with the stellar surface density, suggesting that the local supply of molecular gas is tightly regulated by the stellar disk.

  6. Redeeming features of in situ combustion

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    Farouq Ali, S.M. [Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada)

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In situ combustion remains the most tantalizing enhanced oil recovery method. It has been tested extensively - in over 150 field tests - in both heavy and light oil reservoirs. What we have learned from this experience is that in situ combustion works under most conditions, but the nature of the problems is such that it is seldom profitable. Also, looking at many previous in situ combustion tests, steam injection, and even waterflooding, would have been a better choice. Yet in situ combustion has unique features not found in any other EOR method. These must be weighed against its shortcomings to evaluate a potential application. This paper discusses the redeeming features of in situ combustion, in particular the reservoir conditions under which in situ combustion may be superior to other EOR methods are outlined. All variations of in situ combustion - forward, reverse, wet, dry - as well as combinations with other EOR methods are considered. The conclusions is that in situ combustion still has a place, and its future application would depend on research on certain crucial aspects of the process.

  7. Features, Events, and Processes: Disruptive Events

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    J. King

    2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary purpose of this analysis is to evaluate seismic- and igneous-related features, events, and processes (FEPs). These FEPs represent areas of natural system processes that have the potential to produce disruptive events (DE) that could impact repository performance and are related to the geologic processes of tectonism, structural deformation, seismicity, and igneous activity. Collectively, they are referred to as the DE FEPs. This evaluation determines which of the DE FEPs are excluded from modeling used to support the total system performance assessment for license application (TSPA-LA). The evaluation is based on the data and results presented in supporting analysis reports, model reports, technical information, or corroborative documents that are cited in the individual FEP discussions in Section 6.2 of this analysis report.

  8. Component with inspection-facilitating features

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    Marra, John J; Zombo, Paul J

    2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A turbine airfoil can be formed with features to facilitate measurement of its wall thickness. An outer wall of the airfoil can include an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface of the airfoil can have an outer inspection target surface, and the inner surface of the airfoil can have an inner inspection target surface. The inner and outer target surfaces can define substantially flat regions in surfaces that are otherwise highly contoured. The inner and outer inspection target surfaces can be substantially aligned with each other. The inner and outer target surfaces can be substantially parallel to each other. As a result of these arrangements, a highly accurate measurement of wall thickness can be obtained. In one embodiment, the outer inspection target surface can be defined by an innermost surface of a groove formed in the outer surface of the outer wall of the airfoil.

  9. Multiplicity features of adiabatic autothermal reactors

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    Lovo, M.; Balakotaiah, V. (Houston Univ., TX (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper singularity theory, large activation energy asymptotic, and numerical methods are used to present a comprehensive study of the steady-state multiplicity features of three classical adiabatic autothermal reactor models: tubular reactor with internal heat exchange, tubular reactor with external heat exchange, and the CSTR with external heat exchange. Specifically, the authors derive the exact uniqueness-multiplicity boundary, determine typical cross-sections of the bifurcation set, and classify the different types of bifurcation diagrams of conversion vs. residence time. Asymptotic (limiting) models are used to determine analytical expressions for the uniqueness boundary and the ignition and extinction points. The analytical results are used to present simple, explicit and accurate expressions defining the boundary of the region of autothermal operation in the physical parameter space.

  10. Innovative safety features of the modular HTGR

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    Silady, F.A.; Simon, W.A.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR) is an advanced reactor concept under development through a cooperative program involving the US Government, the nuclear industry, and the utilities. Near-term development is focused on electricity generation. The top-level safety requirement is that the plant's operation not disturb the normal day-to-day activities of the public. Quantitatively, this requires that the design meet the US Environmental Protection Agency's Protective Action Guides at the site boundary and hence preclude the need for sheltering or evacuation of the public. To meet these stringent safety requirements and at the same time provide a cost competitive design requires the innovative use of the basic high temperature gas-cooled reactor features of ceramic fuel, helium coolant, and a graphite moderator. The specific fuel composition and core size and configuration have been selected to the use the natural characteristics of these materials to develop significantly higher margins of safety. In this document the innovative safety features of the MHTGR are reviewed by examining the safety response to events challenging the functions relied on to retain radionuclides within the coated fuel particles. A broad range of challenges to core heat removal are examined, including a loss of helium pressure of a simultaneous loss of forced cooling of the core. The challenges to control of heat generation consider not only the failure to insert the reactivity control systems but also the withdrawal of control rods. Finally, challenges to control of chemical attack of the ceramic-coated fuel are considered, including catastrophic failure of the steam generator, which allows water ingress, or failure of the pressure vessels, which allows air ingress. The plant's response to these extreme challenges is not dependent on operator action, and the events considered encompass conceivable operator errors.

  11. Innovative safety features of the modular HTGR

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    Silady, F.A.; Simon, W.A.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGR) is an advanced reactor concept under development through a cooperative program involving the US Government, the nuclear industry, and the utilities. Near-term development is focused on electricity generation. The top-level safety requirement is that the plant`s operation not disturb the normal day-to-day activities of the public. Quantitatively, this requires that the design meet the US Environmental Protection Agency`s Protective Action Guides at the site boundary and hence preclude the need for sheltering or evacuation of the public. To meet these stringent safety requirements and at the same time provide a cost competitive design requires the innovative use of the basic high temperature gas-cooled reactor features of ceramic fuel, helium coolant, and a graphite moderator. The specific fuel composition and core size and configuration have been selected to the use the natural characteristics of these materials to develop significantly higher margins of safety. In this document the innovative safety features of the MHTGR are reviewed by examining the safety response to events challenging the functions relied on to retain radionuclides within the coated fuel particles. A broad range of challenges to core heat removal are examined, including a loss of helium pressure of a simultaneous loss of forced cooling of the core. The challenges to control of heat generation consider not only the failure to insert the reactivity control systems but also the withdrawal of control rods. Finally, challenges to control of chemical attack of the ceramic-coated fuel are considered, including catastrophic failure of the steam generator, which allows water ingress, or failure of the pressure vessels, which allows air ingress. The plant`s response to these extreme challenges is not dependent on operator action, and the events considered encompass conceivable operator errors.

  12. Classification and Feature Extraction in Man and Machine

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    Classification and Feature Extraction in Man and Machine Dissertation zur Erlangung des Grades stimuli and for their subsequent classification. A methodology combining human psychophysics and machine learning is introduced, where feature extractors are modeled using methods from unsupervised machine

  13. A hybrid ANN/DBN approach to articulatory feature recognition 

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    Frankel, Joe; King, Simon

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Artificial neural networks (ANN) have proven to be well suited to the task of articulatory feature (AF) recognition. Previous studies have taken a cascaded approach where separate ANNs are trained for each feature group, making the assumption...

  14. New Features of the Edison XC30 - Differences from Hopper

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    New Features of the Edison XC30 New Features of the Edison XC30 While the Edison and Hopper systems have similar programming environments and software, there are some key...

  15. 37th World Energy Engineering Congress / Featuring GreenStreet...

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    Congress Featuring GreenStreet 37th World Energy Engineering Congress Featuring GreenStreet October 1, 2014 2:00PM EDT to October 2, 2014 10:00PM EDT Washington, DC http:...

  16. Feature-based design of solids with local composition control

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    Liu, Hongye, 1970-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a parametric and feature-based methodology for the design of solids with local composition control (LCC). A suite of composition design features are conceptualized and implemented. The designer can use ...

  17. Feb. 9 Event at Jefferson Lab Features Chemistry Demonstrations...

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    Feb. 9 Event at Jefferson Lab Features Chemistry Demonstrations Set to Pop Music NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 2, 2010 - Jefferson Lab's Feb. 9 Science Series event will feature members...

  18. ARPA-E Announces 2012 Energy Innovation Summit Featuring Bill...

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    2012 Energy Innovation Summit Featuring Bill Gates, Fred Smith and Lee Scott ARPA-E Announces 2012 Energy Innovation Summit Featuring Bill Gates, Fred Smith and Lee Scott September...

  19. Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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    Cai, Long

    Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE T okyo University to combat global food shortages, monitoring air pollution in East Asia and safeguarding the world's energy abilitiesinyoungresearchers." #12;Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE and then use

  20. Contributions to the Nearby Stars (NStars) Project: Spectroscopy of Stars Earlier than M0 within 40 parsecs: The Northern Sample I

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    R. O. Gray; C. J. Corbally; R. F. Garrison; M. T. McFadden; P. E. Robinson

    2003-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We have embarked on a project, under the aegis of the Nearby Stars (NStars)/ Space Interferometry Mission Preparatory Science Program to obtain spectra, spectral types, and, where feasible, basic physical parameters for the 3600 dwarf and giant stars earlier than M0 within 40 parsecs of the sun. In this paper we report on the results of this project for the first 664 stars in the northern hemisphere. These results include precise, homogeneous spectral types, basic physical parameters (including the effective temperature, surface gravity and the overall metallicity, [M/H]) and measures of the chromospheric activity of our program stars. Observed and derived data presented in this paper are also available on the project's website at http://stellar.phys.appstate.edu/ .

  1. Contributed article Neuro-fuzzy feature evaluation with theoretical analysis

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    De, Rajat Kumar

    Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Fuzzy sets; Neural networks; Pattern recognition; Feature a fuzzy set theoretic feature evaluation index and a connectionist model for its evaluation alongContributed article Neuro-fuzzy feature evaluation with theoretical analysis R.K. De, J. Basak, S

  2. Microstructural Features in Aged Erbium Tritide Foils

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    Gelles, David S.; Brewer, L. N.; Kotula, Paul G.; Cowgill, Donald F.; Busick, C. C.; Snow, C. S.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Aged erbium tritide foil specimens are found to contain five distinctly different microstructural features. The general structure was of large columnar grains of ErT2. But on a fine scale, precipitates believed to be erbium oxy-tritides and helium bubbles could be identified. The precipitate size was in the range of ~10 nm and the bubbles were of an unusual planar shape on {111} planes with an invariant thickness of ~1 nm and a diameter on the order of 10 nm. Also, an outer layer containing no fine precipitate structure and only a few helium bubbles was present on foils. This layer is best described as a denuded zone which probably grew during aging in air. Finally, large embedded Er2O3 particles were found at low density and non-uniformly distributed, but sometimes extending through the thickness of the foil. A failure mechanism allowing the helium to escape is suggested by observed cracking between bubbles closer to end of life.

  3. Features, Events, and Processes: Disruptive Events

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    P. Sanchez

    2004-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this analysis report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of the disruptive events features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the total system performance assessment for license application (TSPA-LA). A screening decision, either ''Included'' or ''Excluded,'' is given for each FEP, along with the technical basis for screening decisions. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.114 (d), (e), and (f) [DIRS 156605]. The FEPs addressed in this report deal with both seismic and igneous disruptive events, such as fault displacements through the repository and an igneous intrusion into the repository. For included FEPs, this analysis summarizes the implementation of the FEP in TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). Previous versions of this report were developed to support the total system performance assessments (TSPA) for various prior repository designs. This revision addresses the repository design for the license application (LA).

  4. Features, Events, and Processes: system Level

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    D. McGregor

    2004-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this analysis report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of the system-level features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the total system performance assessment for the license application (TSPA-LA). A screening decision, either Included or Excluded, is given for each FEP along with the technical basis for screening decisions. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.113 (d, e, and f) (DIRS 156605). The system-level FEPs addressed in this report typically are overarching in nature, rather than being focused on a particular process or subsystem. As a result, they are best dealt with at the system level rather than addressed within supporting process-level or subsystem-level analyses and models reports. The system-level FEPs also tend to be directly addressed by regulations, guidance documents, or assumptions listed in the regulations; or are addressed in background information used in development of the regulations. For included FEPs, this analysis summarizes the implementation of the FEP in the TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from the TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). The initial version of this report (Revision 00) was developed to support the total system performance assessment for site recommendation (TSPA-SR). This revision addresses the license application (LA) FEP List (DIRS 170760).

  5. NASA Home > News & Features > News Topics > Solar System > Features Send Print Share > Log In To MyNASA | > Sign Up

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    overhead to provide a birds-eye view of mountain ranges, lakes and canyons. On the ground, a rover or lakeNASA Home > News & Features > News Topics > Solar System > Features Send Print Share > Log In To MyNASA | > Sign Up News & Features News Topics Shuttle & Station Moon & Mars Solar System Sun-Earth System

  6. Michael Gutmann University of Helsinki ICANN2009: Learning Features by Contrasting Natural Images with Noise -p. 1/17 Learning Features by Contrasting Natural

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    Gutmann, Michael

    Contrastive feature learning Simulations Michael Gutmann ­ University of Helsinki ICANN2009: Learning Features. image vs. noise q Classifier Contrastive feature learning Simulations Michael Gutmann ­ University;Introduction q Preliminaries q Nat. image vs. noise q Classifier Contrastive feature learning Simulations

  7. ENGINEERED BARRIER SYSTEM FEATURES, EVENTS, AND PROCESSES

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    na

    2005-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This analysis report is one of the technical reports containing documentation of the Environmental Radiation Model for Yucca Mountain, Nevada (ERMYN), a biosphere model supporting the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for the license application (LA) for the Yucca Mountain repository. This analysis report describes the development of biosphere dose conversion factors (BDCFs) for the volcanic ash exposure scenario, and the development of dose factors for calculating inhalation dose during volcanic eruption. A graphical representation of the documentation hierarchy for the ERMYN is presented in Figure 1 - 1. This figure shows the interrelationships among the products (i.e., analysis and model reports) developed for biosphere modeling and provides an understanding of how this analysis report contributes to biosphere modeling. This report is one of two reports that develop biosphere BDCFs, which are input parameters for the TSPA model. The ''Biosphere Model Report'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169460]) describes in detail the ERMYN conceptual model and mathematical model. The input parameter reports, shown to the right of the Biosphere Model Report in Figure 1-1, contain detailed descriptions of the model input parameters, their development and the relationship between the parameters and specific features, events and processes (FEPs). This report describes biosphere model calculations and their output, the BDCFs, for the volcanic ash exposure scenario. This analysis receives direct input from the outputs of the ''Biosphere Model Report'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169460]) and from the five analyses that develop parameter values for the biosphere model (BSC 2005 [DIRS 172827]; BSC 2004 [DIRS 169672]; BSC 2004 [DIRS 169673]; BSC 2004 [DIRS 169458]; and BSC 2004 [DIRS 169459]). The results of this report are further analyzed in the ''Biosphere Dose Conversion Factor Importance and Sensitivity Analysis'' (Figure 1 - 1). The objective of this analysis was to develop the BDCFs for the volcanic ash exposure scenario and the dose factors for calculating inhalation doses during volcanic eruption (eruption phase of the volcanic event). For the volcanic ash exposure scenario, the mode of radionuclide release into the biosphere is a volcanic eruption through the repository with the resulting entrainment of contaminated waste in the tephra and the subsequent atmospheric transport and dispersion of contaminated material in the biosphere. The biosphere process model for this scenario uses the surface deposition of contaminated ash as the source of radionuclides in the biosphere. The initial atmospheric transport and dispersion of the ash as well as its subsequent redistribution by fluvial and aeolian processes are not addressed within the biosphere model. These processes influence the value of the source term that is calculated elsewhere and then combined with the BDCFs in the TSPA model to calculate expected dose to the receptor.

  8. THE ACS NEARBY GALAXY SURVEY TREASURY. VII. THE NGC 4214 STARBURST AND THE EFFECTS OF STAR FORMATION HISTORY ON DWARF MORPHOLOGY

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    Williams, Benjamin F.; Dalcanton, Julianne J.; Gilbert, Karoline M.; Weisz, Daniel R. [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Seth, Anil C. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Skillman, Evan D. [Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Dolphin, Andrew E., E-mail: ben@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: jd@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: kgilbert@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: dweisz@astro.washington.edu, E-mail: aseth@cfa.harvard.edu, E-mail: skillman@astro.umn.edu, E-mail: adolphin@raytheon.com [Raytheon, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (United States)

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present deep Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 optical observations obtained as part of the ACS Nearby Galaxy Survey Treasury as well as early release Wide Field Camera 3 ultraviolet and infrared observations of the nearby dwarf starbursting galaxy NGC 4214. Our data provide a detailed example of how covering such a broad range in wavelength provides a powerful tool for constraining the physical properties of stellar populations. The deepest data reach the ancient red clump at M{sub F814W} {approx} - 0.2. All of the optical data reach the main-sequence turnoff for stars younger than {approx}300 Myr and the blue He-burning sequence for stars younger than 500 Myr. The full color-magnitude diagram (CMD) fitting analysis shows that all three fields in our data set are consistent with {approx}75% of the stellar mass being older than 8 Gyr, in spite of showing a wide range in star formation rates at present. Thus, our results suggest that the scale length of NGC 4214 has remained relatively constant for many gigayears. As previously noted by others, we also find the galaxy has recently ramped up production consistent with its bright UV luminosity and its population of UV-bright massive stars. In the central field we find UV point sources with F336W magnitudes as bright as -9.9. These are as bright as stars with masses of at least 52-56 M{sub sun} and ages near 4 Myr in stellar evolution models. Assuming a standard initial mass function, our CMD is well fitted by an increase in star formation rate beginning 100 Myr ago. The stellar populations of this late-type dwarf are compared with those of NGC 404, an early-type dwarf that is also the most massive galaxy in its local environment. The late-type dwarf appears to have a similar high fraction of ancient stars, suggesting that these dominant galaxies may form at early epochs even if they have low total mass and very different present-day morphologies.

  9. THE CO-TO-H{sub 2} CONVERSION FACTOR AND DUST-TO-GAS RATIO ON KILOPARSEC SCALES IN NEARBY GALAXIES

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    Sandstrom, K. M.; Walter, F. [Max Planck Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Leroy, A. K. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Bolatto, A. D.; Wolfire, M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Croxall, K. V.; Crocker, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Mail Drop 111, University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606 (United States); Draine, B. T.; Aniano, G. [Princeton University Observatory, Peyton Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-1001 (United States); Wilson, C. D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1 (Canada); Calzetti, D. [Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States); Kennicutt, R. C.; Galametz, M. [Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Donovan Meyer, J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800 (United States); Usero, A. [Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, Alfonso XII, 3, E-28014 Madrid (Spain); Bigiel, F. [Institut für theoretische Astrophysik, Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, Albert-Ueberle Str. 2, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Brinks, E. [Centre for Astrophysics Research, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB (United Kingdom); De Blok, W. J. G. [ASTRON, The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Postbus 2, 7990-AA Dwingeloo (Netherlands); Dale, D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071 (United States); Engelbracht, C. W., E-mail: sandstrom@mpia.de [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); and others

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present ?kiloparsec spatial resolution maps of the CO-to-H{sub 2} conversion factor (?{sub CO}) and dust-to-gas ratio (DGR) in 26 nearby, star-forming galaxies. We have simultaneously solved for ?{sub CO} and the DGR by assuming that the DGR is approximately constant on kiloparsec scales. With this assumption, we can combine maps of dust mass surface density, CO-integrated intensity, and H I column density to solve for both ?{sub CO} and the DGR with no assumptions about their value or dependence on metallicity or other parameters. Such a study has just become possible with the availability of high-resolution far-IR maps from the Herschel key program KINGFISH, {sup 12}CO J = (2-1) maps from the IRAM 30 m large program HERACLES, and H I 21 cm line maps from THINGS. We use a fixed ratio between the (2-1) and (1-0) lines to present our ?{sub CO} results on the more typically used {sup 12}CO J = (1-0) scale and show using literature measurements that variations in the line ratio do not affect our results. In total, we derive 782 individual solutions for ?{sub CO} and the DGR. On average, ?{sub CO} = 3.1 M{sub ?} pc{sup –2} (K km s{sup –1}){sup –1} for our sample with a standard deviation of 0.3 dex. Within galaxies, we observe a generally flat profile of ?{sub CO} as a function of galactocentric radius. However, most galaxies exhibit a lower ?{sub CO} value in the central kiloparsec—a factor of ?2 below the galaxy mean, on average. In some cases, the central ?{sub CO} value can be factors of 5-10 below the standard Milky Way (MW) value of ?{sub CO,{sub MW}} = 4.4 M{sub ?} pc{sup –2} (K km s{sup –1}){sup –1}. While for ?{sub CO} we find only weak correlations with metallicity, the DGR is well-correlated with metallicity, with an approximately linear slope. Finally, we present several recommendations for choosing an appropriate ?{sub CO} for studies of nearby galaxies.

  10. IMPROVING FISHERIES SCIENCE WITH ADVANCED SAMPLING TECHNOLOGIES FEATURE ARTICLE 2

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    of advanced sam- pling technologies for providing accurate, precise, and timely population estimates density) in red. Echogram images are vertically exag- gerated to highlight features and patterns

  11. atypical mri features: Topics by E-print Network

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    al. (2004) found that patients treated with typical antipsychotics exhibited 2 3-D MRI Brain Scan Feature Classification Using an Oct-tree Representation Computer Technologies and...

  12. Fall Lectures Feature Life of Einstein; Exploring Our World With...

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    Fall Lectures Feature Life of Einstein; Exploring Our World With Particle Accelerators NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 22, 2010 - Jefferson Lab's first 2010 Fall Science Series lecture,...

  13. Feature Detection, Characterization and Confirmation Methodology: Final Report

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    Karasaki, Kenzi

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and sources of salts in a granite batholith on the Canadianpetrological features of Toki Granite. STA Science Exchangefrom the rapakivi granite on the island of Hästholmen.

  14. Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems Featured on NBC Nightly...

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    American homes. View the video. Addthis Related Articles Geothermal Energy Featured on NBC's Today Show Building America Update - January 15, 2015 Heat Pump Water Heater Basics...

  15. Finding $\\eta$ Car Analogs in Nearby Galaxies Using Spitzer: II. Identification of An Emerging Class of Extragalactic Self-Obscured Stars

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    Khan, Rubab; Stanek, K Z; Gerke, Jill

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the late-stage evolution of the most massive stars such as $\\eta$ Carinae is challenging because no true analogs of $\\eta$ Car have been clearly identified in the Milky Way or other galaxies. In Khan et. al. (2013), we utilized Spitzer IRAC images of $7$ nearby ($\\lesssim4$ Mpc) galaxies to search for such analogs, and found $34$ candidates with flat or red mid-IR spectral energy distributions. Here, in Paper II, we present our characterization of these candidates using multi-wavelength data from the optical through the far-IR. Our search detected no true analogs of $\\eta$ Car, which implies an eruption rate that is a fraction $0.01\\lesssim F \\lesssim 0.19$ of the ccSN rate. This is roughly consistent with each $M_{ZAMS} \\gtrsim 70M_\\odot$ star undergoing $1$ or $2$ outbursts in its lifetime. However, we do identify a significant population of $18$ lower luminosity $\\left(\\log(L/L_\\odot)\\simeq5.5-6.0\\right)$ dusty stars. Stars enter this phase at a rate that is fraction $0.09 \\lesssim F \\lesssim...

  16. Termination Semantics of Logic Programs with Cut and Related Features

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    Giesl, Juergen

    Termination Semantics of Logic Programs with Cut and Related Features Jamie Andrews Dept of termination for logic programs. I am particularly interested in the termination of logic programs which use practical features such as the Prolog ``cut''. In order to prove termination of such programs

  17. Feature selection in high dimensional regression problems for genomics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Feature selection in high dimensional regression problems for genomics Julie Hamon1,2,3 , Clarisse, France julien.jacques@lifl.fr Abstract. In the context of genomic selection in animal breeding and "closed to real" datasets. Keywords: Feature selection, combinatorial optimization, regression, genomic. 1

  18. Middleware Support For Crosscutting Features in Distributed, Heterogeneous Systems

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    Devanbu, Prem

    for such features are often locality-dependent and discovered late (e.g., security policies). The DADO3 approach helps program crosscutting features in standard CORBA based DH middleware software through an aspect-oriented approach. A DADO service comprises pairs of adaptlets which are explicitly modeled in IDL. Adaplets may

  19. Credibility in Context: An Analysis of Feature Distributions in Twitter

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    Hollerer, Tobias

    to determine who the experts are [2], which party will win the election [3], [4] or who the influential people to make generalized conclusions about Twitter vs. the specific data set that they are derived from. When regression of individual features vs network aggregation algorithms. More importantly, different features may

  20. The Minimum Description Length Principle Applied to Feature Learning and

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    Derthick, Mark

    the or- thogonal clustering algorithm, called MDL/OC, is nding the features fperson, nationality, sex, generationg from the database of family rela- tions used by Geo rey Hinton 1986] to demonstrate feature Problem : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 26 3.10 Country Trading Problem

  1. Translating Orc Features into Petri nets and the Join Calculus #

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    Bruni, Roberto

    Translating Orc Features into Petri nets and the Join Calculus # Roberto Bruni 1 , Hern@di.unipi.it, hernan.melgratti@imtlucca.it, et52@mcs.le.ac.uk Abstract. Cook and Misra's Orc is an elegant language the key novel features of Orc by comparing it with variations of Petri nets. The comparison shows that Orc

  2. Translating Orc Features into Petri nets and the Join Calculus

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    Bruni, Roberto

    Translating Orc Features into Petri nets and the Join Calculus Roberto Bruni1, Hern´an Melgratti2@di.unipi.it, hernan.melgratti@imtlucca.it, et52@mcs.le.ac.uk Abstract. Cook and Misra's Orc is an elegant language the key novel features of Orc by comparing it with variations of Petri nets. The comparison shows that Orc

  3. Topics in Biomedical Optics: introduction to the feature issue

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    Larson-Prior, Linda

    Topics in Biomedical Optics: introduction to the feature issue Joseph P. Culver,1, * Wolfgang; accepted 25 March 2009; posted 25 March 2009 (Doc. ID 109253); published 30 March 2009 This Applied Optics feature issue on Topics in Biomedical Optics highlights papers presented at the 2008 Biomedical Topical

  4. Feature based volume decomposition for automatic hexahedral mesh generation

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    LU,YONG; GADH,RAJIT; TAUTGES,TIMOTHY J.

    2000-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Much progress has been made through these years to achieve automatic hexahedral mesh generation. While general meshing algorithms that can take on general geometry are not there yet; many well-proven automatic meshing algorithms now work on certain classes of geometry. This paper presents a feature based volume decomposition approach for automatic Hexahedral Mesh generation. In this approach, feature recognition techniques are introduced to determine decomposition features from a CAD model. The features are then decomposed and mapped with appropriate automatic meshing algorithms suitable for the correspondent geometry. Thus a formerly unmeshable CAD model may become meshable. The procedure of feature decomposition is recursive: sub-models are further decomposed until either they are matched with appropriate meshing algorithms or no more decomposition features are detected. The feature recognition methods employed are convexity based and use topology and geometry information, which is generally available in BREP solid models. The operations of volume decomposition are also detailed in the paper. The final section, the capability of the feature decomposer is demonstrated over some complicated manufactured parts.

  5. Feature Reinforcement Learning In Practice September 9, 2011

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    Hutter, Marcus

    Feature Reinforcement Learning In Practice #12;Problems Robotic control in an unknown environment Feature #12;Problem formulation ht = a1o1r1o2r2a2 . . . otrt at = Agent(ht) ot+1rt+1 = Environment (Closed Finite State Machines) Markov trees are trees where given st and at, ot+1, we know st+1 Parallel

  6. CRITICAL FEATURES IN HUMAN MOTION SIMULATION FOR ERGONOMIC ANALYSIS

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    Faraway, Julian

    CRITICAL FEATURES IN HUMAN MOTION SIMULATION FOR ERGONOMIC ANALYSIS Matthew P. Reed, Don B. Chaffin of choice for assessments of the physical ergonomics of products and workplaces. Software representations important for ergonomic analysis. This paper identifies and justifies a set of these critical features

  7. Unsupervised Feature Learning for High-Resolution Satellite Image Classification

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    Cheriyadat, Anil M [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The rich data provided by high-resolution satellite imagery allow us to directly model geospatial neighborhoods by understanding their spatial and structural patterns. In this paper we explore an unsupervised feature learning approach to model geospatial neighborhoods for classification purposes. While pixel and object based classification approaches are widely used for satellite image analysis, often these approaches exploit the high-fidelity image data in a limited way. In this paper we extract low-level features to characterize the local neighborhood patterns. We exploit the unlabeled feature measurements in a novel way to learn a set of basis functions to derive new features. The derived sparse feature representation obtained by encoding the measured features in terms of the learned basis function set yields superior classification performance. We applied our technique on two challenging image datasets: ORNL dataset representing one-meter spatial resolution satellite imagery representing five land-use categories and, UCMERCED dataset consisting of 21 different categories representing sub-meter resolution overhead imagery. Our results are highly promising and, in the case of UCMERCED dataset we outperform the best results obtained for this dataset. We show that our feature extraction and learning methods are highly effective in developing a detection system that can be used to automatically scan large-scale high-resolution satellite imagery for detecting large-facility.

  8. The ARAUCARIA project: Deep near-infrared survey of nearby galaxies. I. The distance to the Large Magellanic Cloud from K-band photometry of red clump stars

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    G. Pietrzynski; W. Gieren

    2002-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We have obtained deep imaging in the near-infrared J and K bands for 2 nearby fields in the bar of the LMC with the ESO NTT telescope, under exquisite seeing conditions. The K, J-K color-magnitude diagrams constructed from these data are of outstanding photometric quality and reveal the presence of several hundreds of red clump stars. Using the calibration of Alves for the K-band absolute magnitude of Hipparcos-observed red clump stars in the solar neigbourhood we derive a distance modulus to our observed LMC fields of 18.487 mag. Applying a correction for the tilt of the LMC bar with respect to the line of sight according to the geometrical model of van der Marel et al., the corresponding LMC barycenter distance is 18.501 mag. If we adopt a K-band population correction of -0.03 mag, as done by Alves et al. 2002, to account for the difference in age and metallicity between the solar neighborhood and LMC red clump star populations, we obtain an LMC barycenter distance modulus of 18.471 mag from our data. This is in excellent agreement with the result of Alves et al., and of another very recent study of Sarajedini et al. (2002) obtained from K-band photometry. However, we emphasize that current model predictions about the uncertainties of population corrections seem to indicate that errors up to about 0.12 mag may be possible, probably in any photometric band. Therefore, work must continue to tighten the constraints on these corrections. We also determine the mean red clump star magnitude in our LMC fields in the J band, which could be a useful alternative to the K band should future work reveal that population effect corrections for red clump stars in the J band are smaller, or more reliably determined than those for the K band.

  9. A Sub-Millimeter Search of Nearby Young Stars for Cold Dust: Discovery of Debris Disks around Two Low-Mass Stars

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    Michael C. Liu; Brenda C. Matthews; Jonathan P. Williams; Paul G. Kalas

    2004-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    (Abridged) We present results from a JCMT/SCUBA 850 um search for cold dust around nearby young stars belonging to the beta Pic (t~12 Myr) and the Local Association (t~50 Myr) moving groups. Unlike most past sub-mm studies, our sample was chosen on the basis of stellar age. Our observations achieve about an order of magnitude greater sensitivity in dust mass compared to previous work in this age range. We detected two of the three M dwarfs in our sample at 850 um, GJ 182 and GJ 803. GJ 182 may also possess a 25 um excess, indicative of warm dust in the inner few AU of its disk. For GJ 803 (AU Mic), sub-mm mapping finds that the 850 um emission is unresolved. A non-detection of the CO 3-2 line indicates the system is gas-poor, and the SED suggests the presence of a large inner disk hole (~17 AU = 1.7 arcsec in radius). These are possible indications that planets at large separations can form around M dwarfs within \\~10 Myr. In a companion paper (Kalas, Liu & Matthews 2004), we confirm the existence of a dust disk around GJ 803 using optical coronagraphic imaging. Given its youthfulness, proximity, and detectability, the GJ 803 disk will be a valuable system for studying disk, and perhaps planet, formation in great detail. Overall, sub-mm measurements of debris disks point to a drop in dust mass by a factor of about 10^3 within the first ~10 Myr, with the subsequent decline in the masses of sub-mm detected disks consistent with t^{-0.5} to t^{-1}.

  10. THE ASYMPTOTIC GIANT BRANCH AND THE TIP OF THE RED GIANT BRANCH AS PROBES OF STAR FORMATION HISTORY: THE NEARBY DWARF IRREGULAR GALAXY KKH 98

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    Melbourne, J. [Caltech Optical Observatories, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, Mail Stop 301-17, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Williams, B.; Dalcanton, J. [Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Ammons, S. M.; Max, C.; Koo, D. C. [University of California Observatories/Lick Observatory, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Girardi, Leo [Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova-INAF, Padova (Italy); Dolphin, A., E-mail: jmel@caltech.ed, E-mail: ben@astro.washington.ed, E-mail: jd@astro.washington.ed, E-mail: ammons@ucolick.or, E-mail: max@ucolick.or, E-mail: koo@ucolick.or, E-mail: leo.girardi@oapd.inaf.i, E-mail: adolphin@raytheon.co [Raytheon, 1151 E. Hermans Road, Tucson, AZ 85706 (United States)

    2010-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the utility of the asymptotic giant branch (AGB) and the red giant branch (RGB) as probes of the star formation history (SFH) of the nearby (D = 2.5 Mpc) dwarf irregular galaxy, KKH 98. Near-infrared (near-IR) Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics (AO) images resolve 592 IR-bright stars reaching over 1 mag below the tip of the RGB. Significantly deeper optical (F475W and F814W) Hubble Space Telescope images of the same field contain over 2500 stars, reaching to the red clump and the main-sequence turnoff for 0.5 Gyr old populations. Compared to the optical color-magnitude diagram (CMD), the near-IR CMD shows significantly tighter AGB sequences, providing a good probe of the intermediate-age (0.5-5 Gyr) populations. We match observed CMDs with stellar evolution models to recover the SFH of KKH 98. On average, the galaxy has experienced relatively constant low-level star formation (5 x 10{sup -4} M{sub sun} yr{sup -1}) for much of cosmic time. Except for the youngest main-sequence populations (age <0.1 Gyr), which are typically fainter than the AO data flux limit, the SFH estimated from the 592 IR-bright stars is a reasonable match to that derived from the much larger optical data set. Differences between the optical- and IR-derived SFHs for 0.1-1 Gyr populations suggest that current stellar evolution models may be overproducing the AGB by as much as a factor of 3 in this galaxy. At the depth of the AO data, the IR-luminous stars are not crowded. Therefore, these techniques can potentially be used to determine the stellar populations of galaxies at significantly further distances.

  11. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE NEARBY L/T BINARY BROWN DWARF WISE J104915.57-531906.1 AT 2 pc FROM THE SUN

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    Kniazev, A. Y.; Vaisanen, P.; Potter, S. B.; Crawford, S.; Gulbis, A. A. S. [South African Astronomical Observatory, P.O. Box 9, 7935 Observatory, Cape Town (South Africa); Muzic, K.; Mehner, A.; Boffin, H. M. J.; Melo, C.; Ivanov, V. D.; Girard, J.; Mawet, D.; Schmidtobreick, L. [European Southern Observatory, Ave. Alonso de Cordova 3107, Casilla 19001, Santiago 19 (Chile); Kurtev, R.; Borissova, J. [Departamento de Fisica y Astronomia, Universidad de Valparaiso, Av. Gran Bretana 1111, Playa Ancha, 5030 Casilla (Chile); Huelamo, N. [CAB (INTA-CSIC), LAEFF, P.O. Box 78, E-28691 Villanueva de la Canada, Madrid (Spain); Minniti, D. [Departamento Astronomia y Astrofisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Av. Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Santiago (Chile); Ishibashi, K. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan); Beletsky, Y. [Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Colina el Pino, Casilla 601 La Serena (Chile); Buckley, D. A. H. [Southern African Large Telescope Foundation, P.O. Box 9, 7935 Observatory, Cape Town (South Africa); and others

    2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    WISE J104915.57-531906.1 is a L/T brown dwarf binary located 2 pc from the Sun. The pair contains the closest known brown dwarfs and is the third closest known system, stellar or sub-stellar. We report comprehensive follow-up observations of this newly uncovered system. We have determined the spectral types of both components (L8 {+-} 1, for the primary, agreeing with the discovery paper; T1.5 {+-} 2 for the secondary, which was lacking spectroscopic type determination in the discovery paper) and, for the first time, their radial velocities (V{sub rad} {approx} 23.1, 19.5 km s{sup -1}) using optical spectra obtained at the Southern African Large Telescope and other facilities located at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). The relative radial velocity of the two components is smaller than the range of orbital velocities for theoretically predicted masses, implying that they form a gravitationally bound system. We report resolved near-infrared JHK{sub S} photometry from the Infrared Survey Facility telescope at the SAAO which yields colors consistent with the spectroscopically derived spectral types. The available kinematic and photometric information excludes the possibility that the object belongs to any of the known nearby young moving groups or associations. Simultaneous optical polarimetry observations taken at the SAAO 1.9 m give a non-detection with an upper limit of 0.07%. For the given spectral types and absolute magnitudes, 1 Gyr theoretical models predict masses of 0.04-0.05 M{sub Sun} for the primary, and 0.03-0.05 M{sub Sun} for the secondary.

  12. 2/21/11 11:08 AMOregon Quarterly Features Page 1 of 4http://www.oregonquarterly.com/winter2010/feature4.php

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    Richmond, Geraldine L.

    /feature4.php UO Home | Dept index Winter 2010 | Volume 90, Number 2 Donate to OQ | Past Issues:08 AMOregon Quarterly Features Page 2 of 4http://www.oregonquarterly.com/winter2010/feature4.php monochrome

  13. Enhancing inductive learning with feature selection and example selection

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    Raman, Baranidharan

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    independently and as a combined scheme. We propose a sequential search filter approach called Subset selection using Case-based Relevance APproach (SCRAP) for identifying and eliminating irrelevant features. The SCRAP filter addresses the problem of finding a...

  14. PPPL's Earth Week features Colloquium on NYC green plan, cleanup...

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    PPPL's Earth Week features Colloquium on NYC green plan, cleanup and awards By Jeanne Jackson DeVoe April 28, 2014 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook Volunteers clean...

  15. GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features

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    Smith-Konter, Bridget

    GOOGLE EARTH QUICK GUIDE (1)Google Earth Features The Google Earth of the Google Earth window. Often when opening up the Google Earth program, the view screen will be a view of the entire Earth from space. Navigation bar

  16. Feature tracking for visual servoing purposes ric Marchand, Franois Chaumette

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Feature tracking for visual servoing purposes �ric Marchand, François Chaumette IRISA - INRIA experiments ordered by subjective increasing difficulties. Email addresses: marchand@irisa.fr (�ric Marchand

  17. Intrinsic feature-based pose measurement for imaging motion compensation

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    Baba, Justin S.; Goddard, Jr., James Samuel

    2014-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Systems and methods for generating motion corrected tomographic images are provided. A method includes obtaining first images of a region of interest (ROI) to be imaged and associated with a first time, where the first images are associated with different positions and orientations with respect to the ROI. The method also includes defining an active region in the each of the first images and selecting intrinsic features in each of the first images based on the active region. Second, identifying a portion of the intrinsic features temporally and spatially matching intrinsic features in corresponding ones of second images of the ROI associated with a second time prior to the first time and computing three-dimensional (3D) coordinates for the portion of the intrinsic features. Finally, the method includes computing a relative pose for the first images based on the 3D coordinates.

  18. Temporal Features for Broadcast News Segmentation Michael T. Johnson1

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    Johnson, Michael T.

    Temporal Features for Broadcast News Segmentation Michael T. Johnson1 and Leah H. Jamieson2 1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI mike.johnson

  19. Dynamics of low capillary number interfaces moving through sharp features

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    , New Mexico 87185 Roger T. Bonnecazea Department of Chemical Engineering and Texas Materials Institute of the feature filling suggest an effective boundary condition for a macroscopic lubrication model of the imprint

  20. Discrete Feature Approach for Heterogeneous Reservoir Production Enhancement

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    Dershowitz, William S.; Curran, Brendan; Einstein, Herbert; LaPointe, Paul; Shuttle, Dawn; Klise, Kate

    2002-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The report presents summaries of technology development for discrete feature modeling in support of the improved oil recovery (IOR) for heterogeneous reservoirs. In addition, the report describes the demonstration of these technologies at project study sites.

  1. Learning Energy Demand Domain Knowledge via Feature Transformation

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    Povinelli, Richard J.

    Learning Energy Demand Domain Knowledge via Feature Transformation Sanzad Siddique Department -- Domain knowledge is an essential factor for forecasting energy demand. This paper introduces a method knowledge substantially improves energy demand forecasting accuracy. However, domain knowledge may differ

  2. Feature-Based Statistical Analysis of Combustion Simulation Data

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    Bennett, J; Krishnamoorthy, V; Liu, S; Grout, R; Hawkes, E; Chen, J; Pascucci, V; Bremer, P T

    2011-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new framework for feature-based statistical analysis of large-scale scientific data and demonstrate its effectiveness by analyzing features from Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of turbulent combustion. Turbulent flows are ubiquitous and account for transport and mixing processes in combustion, astrophysics, fusion, and climate modeling among other disciplines. They are also characterized by coherent structure or organized motion, i.e. nonlocal entities whose geometrical features can directly impact molecular mixing and reactive processes. While traditional multi-point statistics provide correlative information, they lack nonlocal structural information, and hence, fail to provide mechanistic causality information between organized fluid motion and mixing and reactive processes. Hence, it is of great interest to capture and track flow features and their statistics together with their correlation with relevant scalar quantities, e.g. temperature or species concentrations. In our approach we encode the set of all possible flow features by pre-computing merge trees augmented with attributes, such as statistical moments of various scalar fields, e.g. temperature, as well as length-scales computed via spectral analysis. The computation is performed in an efficient streaming manner in a pre-processing step and results in a collection of meta-data that is orders of magnitude smaller than the original simulation data. This meta-data is sufficient to support a fully flexible and interactive analysis of the features, allowing for arbitrary thresholds, providing per-feature statistics, and creating various global diagnostics such as Cumulative Density Functions (CDFs), histograms, or time-series. We combine the analysis with a rendering of the features in a linked-view browser that enables scientists to interactively explore, visualize, and analyze the equivalent of one terabyte of simulation data. We highlight the utility of this new framework for combustion science; however, it is applicable to many other science domains.

  3. Multi-tube fuel nozzle with mixing features

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    Hughes, Michael John

    2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A system includes a multi-tube fuel nozzle having an inlet plate and a plurality of tubes adjacent the inlet plate. The inlet plate includes a plurality of apertures, and each aperture includes an inlet feature. Each tube of the plurality of tubes is coupled to an aperture of the plurality of apertures. The multi-tube fuel nozzle includes a differential configuration of inlet features among the plurality of tubes.

  4. The effective field theory of inflation models with sharp features

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    Bartolo, Nicola; Cannone, Dario; Matarrese, Sabino, E-mail: nicola.bartolo@pd.infn.it, E-mail: dario.cannone@pd.infn.it, E-mail: sabino.matarrese@pd.infn.it [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia ''G. Galilei'', Universitŕ degli Studi di Padova, via Marzolo 8, I-35131 Padova (Italy)

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe models of single-field inflation with small and sharp step features in the potential (and sound speed) of the inflaton field, in the context of the Effective Field Theory of Inflation. This approach allows us to study the effects of features in the power-spectrum and in the bispectrum of curvature perturbations, from a model-independent point of view, by parametrizing the features directly with modified ''slow-roll'' parameters. We can obtain a self-consistent power-spectrum, together with enhanced non-Gaussianity, which grows with a quantity ? that parametrizes the sharpness of the step. With this treatment it is straightforward to generalize and include features in other coefficients of the effective action of the inflaton field fluctuations. Our conclusion in this case is that, excluding extrinsic curvature terms, the only interesting effects at the level of the bispectrum could arise from features in the first slow-roll parameter ? or in the speed of sound c{sub s}. Finally, we derive an upper bound on the parameter ? from the consistency of the perturbative expansion of the action for inflaton perturbations. This constraint can be used for an estimation of the signal-to-noise ratio, to show that the observable which is most sensitive to features is the power-spectrum. This conclusion would change if we consider the contemporary presence of a feature and a speed of sound c{sub s} < 1, as, in such a case, contributions from an oscillating folded configuration can potentially make the bispectrum the leading observable for feature models.

  5. Volume Decomposition and Feature Recognition for Hexahedral Mesh Generation

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    GADH,RAJIT; LU,YONG; TAUTGES,TIMOTHY J.

    1999-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Considerable progress has been made on automatic hexahedral mesh generation in recent years. Several automatic meshing algorithms have proven to be very reliable on certain classes of geometry. While it is always worth pursuing general algorithms viable on more general geometry, a combination of the well-established algorithms is ready to take on classes of complicated geometry. By partitioning the entire geometry into meshable pieces matched with appropriate meshing algorithm the original geometry becomes meshable and may achieve better mesh quality. Each meshable portion is recognized as a meshing feature. This paper, which is a part of the feature based meshing methodology, presents the work on shape recognition and volume decomposition to automatically decompose a CAD model into meshable volumes. There are four phases in this approach: (1) Feature Determination to extinct decomposition features, (2) Cutting Surfaces Generation to form the ''tailored'' cutting surfaces, (3) Body Decomposition to get the imprinted volumes; and (4) Meshing Algorithm Assignment to match volumes decomposed with appropriate meshing algorithms. The feature determination procedure is based on the CLoop feature recognition algorithm that is extended to be more general. Results are demonstrated over several parts with complicated topology and geometry.

  6. The Unidentified InfraRed Features after ISO

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    E. Peeters; L. J. Allamandola; D. M. Hudgins; S. Hony; A. G. G. M. Tielens

    2003-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) has provided the first complete mid-IR spectra for a wide range of objects. Almost all of these spectra are dominated by the well-known infrared emission features at 3.3, 6.2, 7.7, and 11.2 $\\mu$m, the so-called Unidentified Infra-Red (UIR) features. Besides the major features, there is an array of minor features and broad plateaux stretching from 3 to 20 $\\mu$m which reveal subtle details of conditions in the emission zones and properties of the carriers. Generally attributed to the vibrational relaxation of UV-pumped Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon molecules (PAHs) containing some 50--100 C-atoms, these UIR spectra are a treasure trove of information. The ISO spectra have, for the first time, allowed a systematic analysis of the spectral characteristics of the UIR features in a wide variety of environments. The peak positions, profiles, and relative strengths of the major features vary from source to source and spatially within sources. These specific profiles are not unique to certain object types but can occur within each individual source. Here, we review ISO and recent ground-based observations and assess some of their implications.

  7. Microscale Confinement features in microfluidic devices can affect biofilm

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    Kumar, Aloke [ORNL] [ORNL; Karig, David K [ORNL] [ORNL; Neethirajan, Suresh [University of Guelph] [University of Guelph; Acharya, Rajesh K [ORNL] [ORNL; Mukherjee, Partha P [ORNL] [ORNL; Retterer, Scott T [ORNL] [ORNL; Doktycz, Mitchel John [ORNL] [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Biofilms are aggregations of microbes that are encased by extra-cellular polymeric substances (EPS) and adhere to surfaces and interfaces. Biofilm development on abiotic surfaces is a dynamic process, which typically proceeds through an initial phase of adhesion of plankntonic microbes to the substrate, followed by events such as growth, maturation and EPS secretion. However, the coupling of hydrodynamics, microbial adhesion and biofilm growth remain poorly understood. Here, we investigate the effect of semiconfined features on biofilm formation. Using a microfluidic device and fluorescent time-lapse microscopy, we establish that confinement features can significantly affect biofilm formation. Biofilm dynamics change not only as a function of confinement features, but also of the total fluid flow rate, and our combination of experimental results and numerical simulations reveal insights into the link between hydrodynamics and biofilm formation.

  8. SOLAR MAGNETIC TRACKING. IV. THE DEATH OF MAGNETIC FEATURES

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    Lamb, D. A.; Howard, T. A.; DeForest, C. E. [Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302 (United States); Parnell, C. E. [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, KY16 9SS (United Kingdom); Welsch, B. T., E-mail: derek@boulder.swri.edu [Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California-Berkeley, 7 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The removal of magnetic flux from the quiet-Sun photosphere is important for maintaining the statistical steady state of the magnetic field there, for determining the magnetic flux budget of the Sun, and for estimating the rate of energy injected into the upper solar atmosphere. Magnetic feature death is a measurable proxy for the removal of detectable flux, either by cancellation (submerging or rising loops, or reconnection in the photosphere) or by dispersal of flux. We used the SWAMIS feature tracking code to understand how nearly 2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 4} magnetic features die in an hour-long sequence of Hinode/SOT/NFI magnetograms of a region of the quiet Sun. Of the feature deaths that remove visible magnetic flux from the photosphere, the vast majority do so by a process that merely disperses the previously detected flux so that it is too small and too weak to be detected, rather than completely eliminating it. The behavior of the ensemble average of these dispersals is not consistent with a model of simple planar diffusion, suggesting that the dispersal is constrained by the evolving photospheric velocity field. We introduce the concept of the partial lifetime of magnetic features, and show that the partial lifetime due to Cancellation of magnetic flux, 22 hr, is three times slower than previous measurements of the flux turnover time. This indicates that prior feature-based estimates of the flux replacement time may be too short, in contrast with the tendency for this quantity to decrease as resolution and instrumentation have improved. This suggests that dispersal of flux to smaller scales is more important for the replacement of magnetic fields in the quiet Sun than observed bipolar cancellation. We conclude that processes on spatial scales smaller than those visible to Hinode dominate the processes of flux emergence and cancellation, and therefore also the quantity of magnetic flux that threads the photosphere.

  9. Is the silicate emission feature only influenced by grain size?

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    N. V. Voshchinnikov; Th. Henning

    2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The flattening of the 10mu silicate emission feature observed in the spectra of T Tauri and Herbig Ae/Be stars is usually interpreted as an indicator of grain growth. We show in this paper that a similar behaviour of the feature shape occurs when the porosity of composite grains varies. The fluffy aggregates, having inclusions of different sizes, were modeled by multi-layered spheres consisting of amorphous carbon, amorphous silicate and vacuum. It is also found that the inclusion of crystalline silicates in composite porous particles can lead to a shift of the known resonances and production of new ones.

  10. WebFEATURE: An interactive web tool for identifying and visualizing functional sites on macromolecular structures

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    Brutlag, Doug

    1 WebFEATURE: An interactive web tool for identifying and visualizing functional sites University, Stanford CA 94305 USA Abstract WebFEATURE (http://feature.stanford.edu/webfeature/) is a web and nucleic acids. WebFEATURE is the public interface to the scanning algorithm of the FEATURE package

  11. INFRARED LUMINOSITIES AND AROMATIC FEATURES IN THE 24 {mu}m FLUX-LIMITED SAMPLE OF 5MUSES

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    Wu Yanling; Helou, George; Shi Yong, E-mail: yanling@ipac.caltech.ed, E-mail: gxh@ipac.caltech.ed, E-mail: yong@ipac.caltech.ed [Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a 24 {mu}m selected sample of 330 galaxies observed with the infrared spectrograph for the 5 mJy Unbiased Spitzer Extragalactic Survey. We estimate accurate total infrared luminosities by combining mid-IR spectroscopy and mid-to-far infrared photometry, and by utilizing new empirical spectral templates from Spitzer data. The infrared luminosities of this sample range mostly from 10{sup 9} L{sub sun} to 10{sup 13.5} L{sub sun}, with 83% in the range 10{sup 10} L{sub sun} < L{sub IR} < 10{sup 12} L{sub sun}. The redshifts range from 0.008 to 4.27, with a median of 0.144. The equivalent widths of the 6.2 {mu}m aromatic feature have a bimodal distribution, probably related to selection effects. We use the 6.2 {mu}m polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon equivalent width (PAH EW) to classify our objects as starburst (SB)-dominated (44%), SB-AGN composite (22%), and active galactic nucleus (AGN)-dominated (34%). The high EW objects (SB-dominated) tend to have steeper mid-IR to far-IR spectral slopes and lower L{sub IR} and redshifts. The low EW objects (AGN-dominated) tend to have less steep spectral slopes and higher L{sub IR} and redshifts. This dichotomy leads to a gross correlation between EW and slope, which does not hold within either group. AGN-dominated sources tend to have lower log(L{sub PAH7.7{sub {mu}m}}/L{sub PAH11.3{sub {mu}m}}) ratios than star-forming galaxies, possibly due to preferential destruction of the smaller aromatics by the AGN. The log(L{sub PAH7.7{sub {mu}m}}/L{sub PAH11.3{sub {mu}m}}) ratios for star-forming galaxies are lower in our sample than the ratios measured from the nuclear spectra of nearby normal galaxies, most probably indicating a difference in the ionization state or grain size distribution between the nuclear regions and the entire galaxy. Finally, we provide a calibration relating the monochromatic continuum or aromatic feature luminosity to L{sub IR} for different types of objects.

  12. Surface Reconstruction with Feature Preservation based on Graph-cuts

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    Soatto, Stefano

    features. The effectiveness of the weighted minimal surface model E(S) is examined in the tetrahedral mesh is a very close approximation to the global minimum of EC (S). Various examples show the effectiveness Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637371. E-mail: wanm0003@e.ntu.edu.sg, {desheng,xctai}@ntu

  13. 38 renewable energy focus July/August 2009 Feature article

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    Hampshire, Damian

    38 renewable energy focus July/August 2009 Feature article Compact electrical generators.: Illustration shows magnified view of high temperature superconductor cable. #12;renewable energy focus July/August 2009 39 Renewable energy/infrastructure there has been excitement about superconductivity. The sting

  14. Stroke Fragmentation based on Geometry Features and Hidden Markov Model

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Stroke Fragmentation based on Geometry Features and Hidden Markov Model Guihuan Feng, Christian Viard-Gaudin, Technical Report, IRCCyN Nantes/IVC ABSTRACT Stroke fragmentation is one of the key steps in pen-based interaction. In this letter, we present a unified HMM-based stroke fragmentation technique

  15. Green Building Features Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Green Building Features Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology RESOURCE for commercial buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide a national consensus in what constitutes a "green" building and to provide market incentives to build green. PSU has received

  16. Kernel Machine Based Feature Extraction Algorithms for Regression Problems

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    Szepesvari, Csaba

    Kernel Machine Based Feature Extraction Algorithms for Regression Problems Csaba Szepesv´ari 1 and Andr´as Kocsor and Korn´el Kov´acs 2 Abstract. In this paper we consider two novel kernel machine based performance of the algorithm. The second algo- rithm combines kernel machines with average derivative

  17. Feature-based design for heterogeneous objects Xiaoping Qiana,*,1

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    Qian, Xiaoping

    and combination of these material features, are developed. A physics (diffusion) based B-spline method the implantation. A graded layer of hydroxyapatite (HAp) is coated on the porous metal. It bonds to the bone titanium plus 0010-4485/$ - see front matter q 2004 Elsevier L

  18. Improving Personal Diaries Using Social Audio Features Michael Kuhn

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    amount of personal data that well documents a persons life is gathered. Future services could extractImproving Personal Diaries Using Social Audio Features Michael Kuhn Computer Engineering our affinity to reminisce about the personal past. Who does not like to remember"the good old times

  19. COG - Special Features of Interest to Criticality Safety Practitioners

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    Buck, R M; Heinrichs, D P; Krass, A W; Lent, E M

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    COG is a modern, general-purpose, high fidelity, multi-particle transport code developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory specifically for use in deep penetration (shielding) and criticality safety calculations. This paper describes some features in COG of special interest to criticality safety practitioners.

  20. Feature importance analysis for patient management decisions Michal Valkoa

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Are pat- terns related to most recent patient history more important than the distant past? What features the results and con- clude. PCP Dataset Post-surgical cardiac patient (PCP) database is a database of de Center (UPMC) teaching hospitals. The entries in the database were populated from data from the MARS

  1. Special Features: Kyoto University with ASEAN and Beyond

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    Takada, Shoji

    Special Features: Kyoto University with ASEAN and Beyond Kyoto University Vol.4 No.2 September 2014 #12;Contents 1 Message from the President Kyoto University with ASEAN and Beyond 2 History Southeast in ASEAN Region 22 Fostering the Next Generation -- The Hakubi Project A Unique Opportunity

  2. Energy efficient HVAC system features thermal storage and heat recovery

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    Bard, E.M. (Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineering Inc., Boston, MA (United States))

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This article describes a HVAC system designed to efficiently condition a medical center. The topics of the article include energy efficient design of the HVAC system, incentive rebate program by the local utility, indoor air quality, innovative design features, operations and maintenance, payback and life cycle cost analysis results, and energy consumption.

  3. ORNL Lightweighting Research Featured on MotorWeek

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    None

    2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    PBS MotorWeek, television's longest running automotive series, featured ORNL lightweighting research for vehicle applications in an episode that aired in early April 2014. The crew captured footage of research including development of new metal alloys, additive manufacturing, carbon fiber production, advanced batteries, power electronics components, and neutron imaging applications for materials evaluation.

  4. New MOX Conservation Garden Features Federally Endangered Plant

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    Georgia, University of

    is located, has been certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold buildingNew MOX Conservation Garden Features Federally Endangered Plant Linda Lee, botanist for the Savannah River Ecology Lab (from left), Clay Ramsey , federal project director of the Mixed Oxide Fuel

  5. ORNL Lightweighting Research Featured on MotorWeek

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    None

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    PBS MotorWeek, television's longest running automotive series, featured ORNL lightweighting research for vehicle applications in an episode that aired in early April 2014. The crew captured footage of research including development of new metal alloys, additive manufacturing, carbon fiber production, advanced batteries, power electronics components, and neutron imaging applications for materials evaluation.

  6. Development and Features EatSafe: Modular Portable Food Sensor

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    California at San Diego, University of

    . The convenience of the EatSafe Sensor allows for this. PRONE TO FOOD-POISONING Seniors, children, pregnant womenDevelopment and Features EatSafe: Modular Portable Food Sensor ECE-Rady Design Competition FOOD INDUSTRY Every year >76 million people become sick from the consumption of contaminated food. PACKAGING

  7. Improving Moments-based Visual Servoing with Tunable Visual Features

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    Boyer, Edmond

    that are subjects of active research. The first is the design of visual features most pertinent to the robotic task and y rotational motions. With the proposed method, it is possible to design moment invariants to demonstrate the validity of the proposed ideas. Results from each case are then used to design a moment

  8. 2014 Plant Sale Featuring a variety of trees, shrubs,

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    Boyer, Elizabeth W.

    of trees, shrubs, and perennials ideal for growing in Happy Valley, such as hard-to-find Pennsylvania1 2014 Plant Sale Featuring a variety of trees, shrubs, and perennials ideal for growing in Happy Valley, such as hard-to-find Pennsylvania natives, some of the best performers in the H.O. Smith Botanic

  9. 2013 Plant Sale Featuring a variety of trees, shrubs,

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    Omiecinski, Curtis

    for growing in Happy Valley, such as hard-to-find Pennsylvania natives, some of the best performers in the H1 2013 Plant Sale Featuring a variety of trees, shrubs, and perennials ideal for growing in Happy Valley, such as hard-to-find Pennsylvania natives, some of the best performers in the H.O. Smith Botanic

  10. Science Serv.ice Feature Released upn receipt

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    Science Serv.ice Feature Released upn receipt but intended for use March 28, 1933 'i 'IJI.IY TKE m estiraating the t o t a l number of lightning flashes, since whiibe som thunderstorms produce only a fern discharges of lightnhg - Say one t o a dozen - there are others that produce thousands. B i s is In one Npine

  11. Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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    Cai, Long

    between research and the private sector. At present, RMIT has over 200 active research collaborations Solar, or photovoltaic, cells are a com- mon feature in today's cities and the electricity they generate achieve 70 per cent efficiency. Plus, heat is also easier and cheaper to store than electricity

  12. SpecialFeature Ecology, 86(5), 2005, pp. 11241134

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    Gilleland, Eric

    1124 SpecialFeature Ecology, 86(5), 2005, pp. 1124­1134 2005 by the Ecological Society of America STATISTICS OF EXTREMES: MODELING ECOLOGICAL DISTURBANCES RICHARD W. KATZ,1,3 GRACE S. BRUSH,2 AND MARC B ecological disturbances is the central theme of this paper. The statistics of extremes have played only

  13. SpecialFeature Ecology, 84(3), 2003, pp. 574577

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    Antonovics, Janis

    574 SpecialFeature Ecology, 84(3), 2003, pp. 574­577 2003 by the Ecological Society of America WHAT that genetics should be incorporated into ecological explanations (Collins 1986). C. C. Adams (1915) sug- gested. Evolutionary ecology emerged in the 1960s, driven by empirical results in three areas (Collins 1986

  14. INTRODUCTION 1. The phrase `continuous cover forestry' has featured

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    1 INTRODUCTION 1. The phrase `continuous cover forestry' has featured increasingly in discussions about the future management of British forests. For example, The UK forestry standard (Forestry cover forestry system and to build them into the forest design'. `Continuous cover' is defined

  15. Author's personal copy Optimal feature selection for support vector machines

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    to the classification process. This paper proposes a convex energy-based framework to jointly perform feature selection classification problems because of their flexibility, compu- tational efficiency and capacity to handle high classification accuracy, computational efficiency, and learning convergence. First, the implicit regularization

  16. Feature Extraction from Multiple Data Sources Using Genetic Programming

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    Theiler, James

    from the US Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's Multispectral Thermal National Laboratory Mail Stop D436, Los Alamos, NM 87545 ABSTRACT Feature extraction from imagery Imager (MTI) satellite1,2,3 combined with USGS 1:24k digital elevation model (DEM) data.4 The Los Alamos

  17. Accurate Visual Features for Automatic Tag Correction in Videos

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Accurate Visual Features for Automatic Tag Correction in Videos Hoang-Tung Tran, Elisa Fromont-Etienne, Fr Abstract. We present a new system for video auto tagging which aims at correcting the tags provided by users for videos uploaded on the In- ternet. Unlike most existing systems, in our proposal, we

  18. ENGINEERING FEATURES OF THE FUSION IGNITION RESEARCH EXPERIMENT (FIRE)

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    fusion energy program. It has a major radius of 2 m, and a minor radius of 0.525 m. The general with antenna through the large ports. The major features are shown in Figure 1. -TF Coils and Global Structure coils. Each vessel quadrant has a large mid plane port, angled ports above and below the mid

  19. Image Based Exploration for Indoor Environments using Local Features

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    Treuille, Adrien

    . INTRODUCTION Mobile robot exploration is a vital cog in the automa- tion of the mapping process. In recentImage Based Exploration for Indoor Environments using Local Features (Extended Abstract) Aravindhan K Krishnan Madhava Krishna Supreeth Achar ABSTRACT This paper presents an approach to explore

  20. Smart Grid Voltage Sag Detection using Instantaneous Features Extraction

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Smart Grid Voltage Sag Detection using Instantaneous Features Extraction Yassine Amirat, Mohamed Benbouzid, Tianzhen Wang and Sylvie Turri Abstract--Smart grids have initiated a radical reappraisal, and effective use of the network are indexed as the most important keys for smart grid expansion and deployment

  1. Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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    Cai, Long

    Advertiser retains sole responsibility for content ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE P lastic pollution detected chemicals from plastic pollution in the feathers of seabirds. However, this research is also of the pollution problem. Contrary to expectations, plastics that degrade in the environment are not necessarily

  2. absorption features dust: Topics by E-print Network

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

    absorption features dust First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Silicon carbide absorption...

  3. Temporal, Spatial, and Morphologic Features of Hair Cell Regeneration in

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    Rubel, Edwin

    Temporal, Spatial, and Morphologic Features of Hair Cell Regeneration in the Avian Basilar Papilla 98195-7923 ABSTRACT Hair cell­selective antibodies were used in combination with the nucleotide bromode- oxyuridine (BrdU) to examine the temporal, spatial, and morphologic progression of auditory hair cell

  4. NREL: A Year in Clean Energy Innovations; A Review of NREL's 2011 Feature Stories

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    Not Available

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a compilation of articles featuring NREL research and development, deployment, commercialization, and outreach activities in 2011. The feature stories can be found online at http:www.nrel.gov/features/.

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - aerosol features biomass Sample Search...

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

    features biomass Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aerosol features biomass Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Global observations and...

  6. E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic feature extraction Sample Search...

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

    Sample search results for: automatic feature extraction Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Computer Science & Engineering Summary: throwing away crucial information. Good Features are...

  7. Identification of features in indexed data and equipment therefore

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    Jarman, Kristin H [Richland, WA; Daly, Don Simone [Richland, WA; Anderson, Kevin K [Richland, WA; Wahl, Karen L [Richland, WA

    2002-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Embodiments of the present invention provide methods of identifying a feature in an indexed dataset. Such embodiments encompass selecting an initial subset of indices, the initial subset of indices being encompassed by an initial window-of-interest and comprising at least one beginning index and at least one ending index; computing an intensity weighted measure of dispersion for the subset of indices using a subset of responses corresponding to the subset of indices; and comparing the intensity weighted measure of dispersion to a dispersion critical value determined from an expected value of the intensity weighted measure of dispersion under a null hypothesis of no transient feature present. Embodiments of the present invention also encompass equipment configured to perform the methods of the present invention.

  8. Biosensor method and system based on feature vector extraction

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    Greenbaum, Elias; Rodriguez, Jr., Miguel; Qi, Hairong; Wang, Xiaoling

    2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for biosensor-based detection of toxins includes providing at least one time-dependent control signal generated by a biosensor in a gas or liquid medium, and obtaining a time-dependent biosensor signal from the biosensor in the gas or liquid medium to be monitored or analyzed for the presence of one or more toxins selected from chemical, biological or radiological agents. The time-dependent biosensor signal is processed to obtain a plurality of feature vectors using at least one of amplitude statistics and a time-frequency analysis. At least one parameter relating to toxicity of the gas or liquid medium is then determined from the feature vectors based on reference to the control signal.

  9. An Ontology Design Pattern for Surface Water Features

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    Sinha, Gaurav [Ohio University, Athens; Mark, David [University at Buffalo, NY; Kolas, Dave [Raytheon BBN Technologies; Varanka, Dalia [U.S. Geological Survey, Rolla, MO; Romero, Boleslo E [University of California, Santa Barbara; Feng, Chen-Chieh [National University of Singapore; Usery, Lynn [U.S. Geological Survey, Rolla, MO; Liebermann, Joshua [Tumbling Walls, LLC; Sorokine, Alexandre [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Surface water is a primary concept of human experience but concepts are captured in cultures and languages in many different ways. Still, many commonalities can be found due to the physical basis of many of the properties and categories. An abstract ontology of surface water features based only on those physical properties of landscape features has the best potential for serving as a foundational domain ontology. It can then be used to systematically incor-porate concepts that are specific to a culture, language, or scientific domain. The Surface Water ontology design pattern was developed both for domain knowledge distillation and to serve as a conceptual building-block for more complex surface water ontologies. A fundamental distinction is made in this on-tology between landscape features that act as containers (e.g., stream channels, basins) and the bodies of water (e.g., rivers, lakes) that occupy those containers. Concave (container) landforms semantics are specified in a Dry module and the semantics of contained bodies of water in a Wet module. The pattern is imple-mented in OWL, but Description Logic axioms and a detailed explanation is provided. The OWL ontology will be an important contribution to Semantic Web vocabulary for annotating surface water feature datasets. A discussion about why there is a need to complement the pattern with other ontologies, es-pecially the previously developed Surface Network pattern is also provided. Fi-nally, the practical value of the pattern in semantic querying of surface water datasets is illustrated through a few queries and annotated geospatial datasets.

  10. S e c t i o n 44Cover feature

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    Weston, Ken

    #12;S e c t i o n 44Cover feature: Small StepS, Big reSultS B y a m y m a s t From recycling, from lab assistants to senior personnel, look back on the path that led them to a life of science, electric bills and water usage. From small steps such as recycling to hugely ambitious ones

  11. Features and nongaussianity in the inflationary power spectrum

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    James M. Cline

    2008-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    I summarize recent work on (1) constraining spike-like features in the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure; (2) nonstandard Friedmann equation in stabilized warped 6D brane cosmology, with applications to inflation; and (3) nonlocal inflation models, motivated by string theory, which can yield large nongaussian CMB fluctuations. Work in collaboration with N. Barnaby, T. Biswas, F. Chen, L. Hoi, G. Holder and S. Kanno.

  12. The fuzzy Hough Transform-feature extraction in medical images

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    Philip, K.P.; Dove, E.L.; Stanford, W.; Chandran, K.B. (Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States)); McPherson, D.D.; Gotteiner, N.L. (Northwestern Univ., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Internal Medicine)

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Identification of anatomical features is a necessary step for medical image analysis. Automatic methods for feature identification using conventional pattern recognition techniques typically classify an object as a member of a predefined class of objects, but do not attempt to recover the exact or approximate shape of that object. For this reason, such techniques are usually not sufficient to identify the borders of organs when individual geometry varies in local detail, even though the general geometrical shape is similar. The authors present an algorithm that detects features in an image based on approximate geometrical models. The algorithm is based on the traditional and generalized Hough Transforms but includes notions from fuzzy set theory. The authors use the new algorithm to roughly estimate the actual locations of boundaries of an internal organ, and from this estimate, to determine a region of interest around the organ. Based on this rough estimate of the border location, and the derived region of interest, the authors find the final estimate of the true borders with other image processing techniques. The authors present results that demonstrate that the algorithm was successfully used to estimate the approximate location of the chest wall in humans, and of the left ventricular contours of a dog heart obtained from cine-computed tomographic images. The authors use this fuzzy Hough Transform algorithm as part of a larger procedures to automatically identify the myocardial contours of the heart. This algorithm may also allow for more rapid image processing and clinical decision making in other medical imaging applications.

  13. Preserving the feature record: a systematic analysis of cooking and heating features from the Richard Beene site (41BX831), Texas

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    Clabaugh, Patricia Ann

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Natural and cultural archaeological features at the Richard Beene site (41BX831) occur in deeply buried, well-stratified, and well-dated contexts representing the Holocene period. This thesis establishes a comprehensive, systematic feature...

  14. Purcell factor of Mie resonators featuring electric and magnetic modes

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    Zambrana-Puyalto, Xavier

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a modal approach to compute the Purcell factor in Mie resonators exhibiting both electric and magnetic resonances. The analytic expressions of the normal modes are used to calculate the effective volumes. We show that important features of the effective volume can be predicted thanks to the translation-addition coefficients of a displaced dipole. Using our formalism, it is easy to see that, in general, the Purcell factor of Mie resonators is not dominated by a single mode, but rather by a large superposition. Finally we consider a silicon resonator homogeneously doped with electric dipolar emitters, and we show that the average electric Purcell factor dominates over the magnetic one.

  15. Featured Articles | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address: 160Benin: EnergyBostonFacilityCascadeJump to:Lists JumpRoadmapFlowchartsFeatures page?

  19. Spray-Formed Tooling with Micro-Scale Features

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    Kevin McHugh

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Molds, dies, and related tooling are used to shape many of the plastic and metal components we use every day at home and work. Traditional mold-making practices are labor and capital equipment intensive, involving multiple machining, benching and heat treatment operations. Spray forming is an alternative method to manufacture molds and dies. The general concept is to atomize and deposit droplets of a tooling alloy onto a pattern to form a thick deposit while imaging the pattern’s shape, surface texture and details. Unlike conventional machining, this approach can be used to fabricate tooling with micro-scale surface features. This paper describes a research effort to spray form molds and dies that are used to image micro-scale surface textures into polymers. The goal of the study is to replicate textures that give rise to superhydrophobic behavior by mimicking the surface structure of highly water repellent biological materials such as the lotus leaf. Spray conditions leading to high transfer fidelity of features into the surface of molded polymers will be described. Improvements in water repellency of these materials was quantified by measuring the static contact angle of water droplets on flat and textured surfaces.

  20. Pixie Dust: The Silicate Features in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium

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    J. E. Chiar; A. G. G. M. Tielens

    2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We have analyzed the 9.7 and ``18'' micron interstellar silicate absorption features along the line of sight toward four heavily extincted galactic WC-type Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars. We construct two interstellar extinction curves from 1.25 to 25 micron using near-IR extinction measurements from the literature along with the silicate profiles of WR 98a (representing the local ISM) and GCS 3 (representing the Galactic Center). We have investigated the mineralogy of the interstellar silicates by comparing extinction profiles for amorphous silicates with olivine and pyroxene stochiometry to the 9.7 and ``18'' micron absorption features in the WR 98a spectrum. In this analysis, we have considered solid and porous spheres and a continuous distribution of ellipsoids. While it is not possible to simultaneously provide a perfect match to both profiles, we find the best match requires a mixture of these two types of compounds. We also consider iron oxides, aluminosilicates and silicate carbide (SiC) as grain components. Iron oxides cannot be accommodated in the observed spectrum, while the amount of Si in SiC is limited to silicate mineralogy, grain shape and porosity.

  1. Transition region features observed with Hinode/EIS

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    P. R. Young; G. Del Zanna; H. E. Mason; G. A. Doschek; J. L. Culhane; H. Hara

    2007-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Two types of active region feature prominent at transition region temperatures are identified in Hinode/EIS data of AR 10938 taken on 2007 January 20. The footpoints of 1 MK TRACE loops are shown to emit strongly in emission lines formed at log T=5.4-5.8, allowing the temperature increase along the footpoints to be clearly seen. A density diagnostic of Mg VII yields the density in the footpoints, with one loop showing a decrease from 3x10^9 cm^-3 at the base to 1.5x10^9 cm^-3 at a projected height of 20 Mm. The second feature is a compact active region transition region brightening which is particularly intense in O V emission (log T=5.4) but also has a signature at temperatures up to log T=6.3. The Mg VII diagnostic gives a density of 4x10^10 cm^-3, and emission lines of Mg VI and Mg VII show line profiles broadened by 50 km/s and wings extending beyond 200 km/s. Continuum emission in the short wavelength band is also found to be enhanced, and is suggested to be free-bound emission from recombination onto He^+.

  2. Achieving Real-Time Mode Estimation through Offline Compilation

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    Van Eepoel, John M.

    2002-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    As exploration of our solar system and outerspace move into the future, spacecraft are being developed to venture on increasingly challenging missions with bold objectives. The spacecraft tasked with completing these ...

  3. Procedural Skill Initiation, Chunks & Execution; Contributions of Offline Consolidation

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    Bhatia, Sanjeev Rai

    2013-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been suggested that improvement in the performance of many motor sequence tasks such as playing musical instruments, operating complex machinery or tools, and/or performing a variety of athletic activities results from the learner’s ability...

  4. Approximation Algorithms for Offline Risk-averse Combinatorial Optimization

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    in the context of stochastic minimum spanning trees as well [3], and is sometimes referred to as mean describe a framework of risk-averse stochastic problems where the cost vector W has independent random in this stochastic setting is to look for a feasible solution whose stochastic cost has a small tail or a small

  5. ARM - Publications: Science Team Meeting Documents: OFFLINE GCSS

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth (AOD) by Microtops AtmosphericApplication andAn AssessmentARMArcticCloudvariabilityand the Status

  6. Interactive Off-Line Computer Modeling for Powerhouse Operations

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    Delk, S. R.; Jones, W. G.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OIL?R 1-5 FUEL 501L?R 6& 7 FUEL GAS TURI ItIE FUEL TURBI~E GENERATOR NO.1 TUUINI: CENERATOR NO.2 TUUIN! GENEIl..ATOR NO.3 GAS TURIl"E CEM. NO.4 PURCKAS!D EucntC ITY Figure 3: Computer Input Data 420 ESL-IE-82-04-84 Proceedings from the Fourth...

  7. Features of MCNP6 Relevant to Medical Radiation Physics

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    Hughes, H. Grady III [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Goorley, John T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    MCNP (Monte Carlo N-Particle) is a general-purpose Monte Carlo code for simulating the transport of neutrons, photons, electrons, positrons, and more recently other fundamental particles and heavy ions. Over many years MCNP has found a wide range of applications in many different fields, including medical radiation physics. In this presentation we will describe and illustrate a number of significant recently-developed features in the current version of the code, MCNP6, having particular utility for medical physics. Among these are major extensions of the ability to simulate large, complex geometries, improvement in memory requirements and speed for large lattices, introduction of mesh-based isotopic reaction tallies, advances in radiography simulation, expanded variance-reduction capabilities, especially for pulse-height tallies, and a large number of enhancements in photon/electron transport.

  8. Features, Events and Processes in UZ Flow and Transport

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    P. Persoff

    2005-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of the unsaturated zone (UZ) features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling that supports the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for license application (LA) for a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. A screening decision, either Included or Excluded, is given for each FEP, along with the technical basis for the screening decision. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 10 CFR 63.114 (d, e, and f) [DIRS 173273]. The FEPs deal with UZ flow and radionuclide transport, including climate, surface water infiltration, percolation, drift seepage, and thermally coupled processes. This analysis summarizes the implementation of each FEP in TSPA-LA (that is, how the FEP is included) and also provides the technical basis for exclusion from TSPA-LA (that is, why the FEP is excluded). This report supports TSPA-LA.

  9. Features, Events, and Processes in UZ and Transport

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    P. Persoff

    2004-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of the unsaturated zone (UZ) features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling that supports the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for license application (LA) for a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. A screening decision, either ''Included'' or ''Excluded'', is given for each FEP, along with the technical basis for the screening decision. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 10 CFR 63.114 (d, e, and f) [DIRS 156605]. The FEPs deal with UZ flow and radionuclide transport, including climate, surface water infiltration, percolation, drift seepage, and thermally coupled processes. This analysis summarizes the implementation of each FEP in TSPA-LA (that is, how the FEP is included) and also provides the technical basis for exclusion from TSPA-LA (that is, why the FEP is excluded). This report supports TSPA-LA.

  10. Identifying features in biological sequences: Sixth workshop report

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    Burks, C. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Myers, E. [Univ. of Arizona (United States); Pearson, W.R. [Univ. of Virginia (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report covers the sixth of an annual series of workshops held at the Aspen Center for Physics concentrating particularly on the identification of features in DNA sequence, and more broadly on related topics in computational molecular biology. The workshop series originally focused primarily on discussion of current needs and future strategies for identifying and predicting the presence of complex functional units on sequenced, but otherwise uncharacterized, genomic DNA. We addressed the need for computationally-based, automatic tools for synthesizing available data about individual consensus sequences and local compositional patterns into the composite objects (e.g., genes) that are -- as composite entities -- the true object of interest when scanning DNA sequences. The workshop was structured to promote sustained informal contact and exchange of expertise between molecular biologists, computer scientists, and mathematicians.

  11. Breakaway safety feature for an intra-oral cone system

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    Biggs, P.J.; Wang, C.C.

    1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With an increasing number of high energy accelerators in operation, intra-oral electron radiotherapy is likely to become a more widely-used modality in the treatment of lesions of the oral cavity. However, there is one potential problem associated with this modality which concerns patient safety. There must never be any uncontrolled movement of the couch or gantry while the cone is in the patients's mouth, otherwise serious consequences could occur. In an effort to overcome this problem, a set of cones previously constructed by the authors for use in intra-oral electron radiotherapy has been modified to include a breakaway safety feature. This modification consists of separating the plate into which each of the treatment cones screws, into two pieces, the dividing line being in the shape of a cone frustum flaring out in the upward direction.

  12. Non-contact feature detection using ultrasonic Lamb waves

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    Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2011-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus and method for non-contact ultrasonic detection of features on or within the walls of hollow pipes are described. An air-coupled, high-power ultrasonic transducer for generating guided waves in the pipe wall, and a high-sensitivity, air-coupled transducer for detecting these waves, are disposed at a distance apart and at chosen angle with respect to the surface of the pipe, either inside of or outside of the pipe. Measurements may be made in reflection or transmission modes depending on the relative position of the transducers and the pipe. Data are taken by sweeping the frequency of the incident ultrasonic waves, using a tracking narrow-band filter to reduce detected noise, and transforming the frequency domain data into the time domain using fast Fourier transformation, if required.

  13. Implementation of efficient algorithms for the computation of morphological texture features

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    Patel, Manish J

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    features, morphological granulometry texture features are the least utilized partly due to the immense amount of time needed for their computation. This is especially so when structuring elements of any geometry are utilized in obtaining a granulometry...

  14. Combining missing-feature theory, speech enhancement, and speaker-dependent/-independent modeling

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    Glass, James R.

    Combining missing-feature theory, speech enhancement, and speaker-dependent/-independent modeling filter for speech enhancement, hidden Markov models for speech reconstruction, and speaker reserved. Keywords: Speech enhancement; Speaker modeling; Speech recognition; Missing-feature theory

  15. ScienceEducation.gov Featured on the new White House Innovation...

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    ScienceEducation.gov Featured on the new White House Innovation Gallery ScienceEducation.gov Featured on the new White House Innovation Gallery December 10, 2010 - 10:27am Addthis...

  16. | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | Hydro INTERNATIONAL22 symbols and features used on a

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    New Hampshire, University of

    | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | Hydro INTERNATIONAL22 symbols and features used on a nautical chart #12;Hydro INT

  17. NREL: A Year in Clean Energy Innovations: A Review of NREL's Feature Stories

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The publication is a compilation of various feature stories published on NREL's public Web site, nrel.gov, throughout 2009.

  18. Feature Detection, Characterization and Confirmation Methodology: Final Report

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    Karasaki, Kenzi; Apps, John; Doughty, Christine; Gwatney, Hope; Onishi, Celia Tiemi; Trautz, Robert; Tsang, Chin-Fu

    2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the final report of the NUMO-LBNL collaborative project: Feature Detection, Characterization and Confirmation Methodology under NUMO-DOE/LBNL collaboration agreement, the task description of which can be found in the Appendix. We examine site characterization projects from several sites in the world. The list includes Yucca Mountain in the USA, Tono and Horonobe in Japan, AECL in Canada, sites in Sweden, and Olkiluoto in Finland. We identify important geologic features and parameters common to most (or all) sites to provide useful information for future repository siting activity. At first glance, one could question whether there was any commonality among the sites, which are in different rock types at different locations. For example, the planned Yucca Mountain site is a dry repository in unsaturated tuff, whereas the Swedish sites are situated in saturated granite. However, the study concludes that indeed there are a number of important common features and parameters among all the sites--namely, (1) fault properties, (2) fracture-matrix interaction (3) groundwater flux, (4) boundary conditions, and (5) the permeability and porosity of the materials. We list the lessons learned from the Yucca Mountain Project and other site characterization programs. Most programs have by and large been quite successful. Nonetheless, there are definitely 'should-haves' and 'could-haves', or lessons to be learned, in all these programs. Although each site characterization program has some unique aspects, we believe that these crosscutting lessons can be very useful for future site investigations to be conducted in Japan. One of the most common lessons learned is that a repository program should allow for flexibility, in both schedule and approach. We examine field investigation technologies used to collect site characterization data in the field. An extensive list of existing field technologies is presented, with some discussion on usage and limitations. Many of the technologies on the list were in fact used during the characterization of Yucca Mountain and elsewhere by LBNL personnel. The study also includes emerging technologies and identifies the need to develop better estimation of important parameters for repository siting. Notable emerging technologies include 3-D seismic and satellite-based remote sensing and wireless micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors. They enable cost-effective and ubiquitous monitoring to be applied for site characterization. We list and classify the types of uncertainties involved in site characterization. Uncertainties can exist in all aspects of site characterization: data, interpretation, conceptualization, and modeling. We use the Swedish program to exemplify such uncertainties. We also devote a chapter on geochemical issues regarding the interaction between groundwater and natural and engineered barrier materials. A recommendation has been made to take advantage of the recent advancement in geochemical modeling capabilities in natural systems. Although it is not of immediate relevance at the preliminary investigation stage, it serves as a good reminder that geochemical investigation efforts should not be overlooked at any stage in the repository program. We construct a synthetic preliminary-investigation site based on an extensive data set available from a geoscientific project in Japan, which we use as a 'real' site to evaluate uncertainties resulting from hydrogeological modeling and examine strategies for characterizing a new site. We plan various preliminary-investigation configurations and conduct preliminary numerical investigations at the synthetic site. We construct a model of the 'real' site for each PI configuration, make predictions of particle travel times, and compare against the 'real' data obtained from the 'real' model. We conclude that drilling as many as nine boreholes does not necessarily improve the understanding of the site compared to drilling as few as three boreholes, unless there is an underlying structure that is larger than the spacing of the boreholes. The

  19. Iris Image Retrieval Based on Macro-features Manisha Sam Sunder and Arun Ross

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    Ross, Arun Abraham

    Iris Image Retrieval Based on Macro-features Manisha Sam Sunder and Arun Ross West Virginia investigate the use of macro-features that are visible on the anterior surface of RGB images of the iris, melanoma, etc. and may not be present in all iris images. Given an image of a macro- feature, the goal

  20. Combining missing-feature theory, speech enhancement, and speaker-dependent/-independent modeling

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    Glass, James R.

    Combining missing-feature theory, speech enhancement, and speaker-dependent/-independent modeling a missing-feature approach for improving crosstalk/noise robustness, a Wiener filter for speech enhancement enhancement; Speaker modeling; Speech recognition; Missing-feature theory; Posterior union model 1

  1. From Transformation-Based Dimensionality Reduction to Feature Mahdokht Masaeli masaeli.m@neu.edu

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    Dy, Jennifer G.

    From Transformation-Based Dimensionality Reduction to Feature Selection Mahdokht Masaeli masaeli glenn.fung@siemens.com Computer Aided Diagnosis and Therapy, Siemens Medical Solutions, USA Jennifer G- duce dimensionality: feature selection and feature transformation. When one wishes to keep the original

  2. Estimation of eye, eyebrow and nose features in videophone sequences Markus Kampmann, Liang Zhang

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    Estimation of eye, eyebrow and nose features in videophone sequences Markus Kampmann, Liang Zhang sequences at very low bit rates. In this contribution, algorithms for the estima­ tion of eye, eyebrow and nose features are presented. For estimation of eye features, deformable template matching

  3. Forms and Distributions of Hurricane Ike Backflow and Scour Features: Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

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    Potts, Michael Killgore

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    and backflow features in the beach and dune environments along Bolivar Peninsula, Texas. Using Ward?s cluster analysis, the 454 identified features were grouped according to shape and size characteristics generated by an object-oriented shape analysis... ............................................................................. 76 Analysis of Features per Kilometer of Shoreline ........................... 78 IV RESULTS ............................................................................................. 79 Size...

  4. Stylized features of single-nucleon momentum distributions

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    Maarten Vanhalst; Wim Cosyn; Jan Ryckebusch

    2014-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    [Background:] Nuclear short-range correlations (SRC) typically manifest themselves in the tail parts of the single-nucleon momentum distributions. [Purpose:] To develop an approximate flexible method for computing the single-nucleon momentum distributions throughout the whole mass table, thereby including the majority of the effects of SRC. To use this method to study the mass and isospin dependence of SRC. [Method:] The low-order cluster approximation (LCA) adopted in this work, corrects mean-field models for correlations by shifting the complexity induced by the SRC from the wave functions to the operators. Due to the local character of the SRC, it is argued that the expansion of these operators can be truncated to a low order. [Results:] After inclusion of the central and tensor correlations, the LCA can generate the SRC-related features of the single-nucleon momentum distribution like the high-momentum tails. These are dominated by correlations operating on mean-field pairs with vanishing relative radial and angular-momentum quantum numbers. In asymmetric nuclei, the correlations make the average kinetic energy for the minority nucleons larger than for the majority nucleons. [Conclusions:] The LCA method explains the dominant role of proton-neutron pairs in generating the SRC and provides predictions for the ratio of the amount of correlated proton-proton to proton-neutron pairs which are in line with the observations.

  5. Structural features of Athabasca bitumen related to upgrading performance

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    Strausz, O.P. (Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada))

    1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Structural studies on asphaltenes and heavy ends have, until recently, only yielded information on some of the gross compositional features of these materials. Spectroscopic methods, for sample, are limited in the sense that even if several functional groups (e.g., aromatic or aliphatic carbon, carbonyl groups, etc.) can be identified, no information on the molecular environment can be deduced. Selective chemical degradative methods, on the other hand, offer more potential and this paper describes some of their recent results on the chemical degradation of asphaltene and heavy ends. Quantitative recoveries of alkyl side chains and bridging units attached to aromatic rings have been achieved, and some insights into the aliphatic framework have been gained. The results could be particularly helpful with regard to monitoring the dealkylation processes during thermal treatment of bitumens. The aliphatic framework of the asphaltene contains units of five- and six-membered ring sulfides and thermal breakdown of these units also contributes to depolymerization and the production of alkanes. Some of the heteroatom-containing classes of compounds identified in the asphaltene and resin fractions of Athabasca bitumen will be briefly discussed.

  6. Basic features of the pion valence-quark distribution function

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    Lei Chang; Cédric Mezrag; Hervé Moutarde; Craig D. Roberts; Jose Rodríguez-Quintero; Peter C. Tandy

    2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The impulse-approximation expression used hitherto to define the pion's valence-quark distribution function is flawed because it omits contributions from the gluons which bind quarks into the pion. A corrected leading-order expression produces the model-independent result that quarks dressed via the rainbow-ladder truncation, or any practical analogue, carry all the pion's light-front momentum at a characteristic hadronic scale. Corrections to the leading contribution may be divided into two classes, responsible for shifting dressed-quark momentum into glue and sea-quarks. Working with available empirical information, we use an algebraic model to express the principal impact of both classes of corrections. This enables a realistic comparison with experiment that allows us to highlight the basic features of the pion's measurable valence-quark distribution, $q^\\pi(x)$; namely, at a characteristic hadronic scale, $q^\\pi(x) \\sim (1-x)^2$ for $x\\gtrsim 0.85$; and the valence-quarks carry approximately two-thirds of the pion's light-front momentum.

  7. Features, Events, and Processes in SZ Flow and Transport

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    S. Kuzio

    2005-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This analysis report evaluates and documents the inclusion or exclusion of the saturated zone (SZ) features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for license application (LA) of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. A screening decision, either Included or Excluded, is given for each FEP along with the technical basis for the decision. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.11(d), (e), (f) [DIRS 173273]. This scientific report focuses on FEP analysis of flow and transport issues relevant to the SZ (e.g., fracture flow in volcanic units, anisotropy, radionuclide transport on colloids, etc.) to be considered in the TSPA model for the LA. For included FEPs, this analysis summarizes the implementation of the FEP in TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded).

  8. Features, Events, and Processes in SZ Flow and Transport

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    K. Economy

    2004-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This analysis report evaluates and documents the inclusion or exclusion of the saturated zone (SZ) features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for license application (LA) of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. A screening decision, either ''Included'' or ''Excluded'', is given for each FEP along with the technical basis for the decision. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.114 (d), (e), (f) (DIRS 156605). This scientific report focuses on FEP analysis of flow and transport issues relevant to the SZ (e.g., fracture flow in volcanic units, anisotropy, radionuclide transport on colloids, etc.) to be considered in the TSPA model for the LA. For included FEPs, this analysis summarizes the implementation of the FEP in TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded).

  9. Replication of surface features from a master model to an amorphous metallic article

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    Johnson, William L. (Pasadena, CA); Bakke, Eric (Murrieta, CA); Peker, Atakan (Aliso Viejo, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The surface features of an article are replicated by preparing a master model having a preselected surface feature thereon which is to be replicated, and replicating the preselected surface feature of the master model. The replication is accomplished by providing a piece of a bulk-solidifying amorphous metallic alloy, contacting the piece of the bulk-solidifying amorphous metallic alloy to the surface of the master model at an elevated replication temperature to transfer a negative copy of the preselected surface feature of the master model to the piece, and separating the piece having the negative copy of the preselected surface feature from the master model.

  10. Quantifying Community Assembly Processes and Identifying Features that Impose Them

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    Stegen, James C.; Lin, Xueju; Fredrickson, Jim K.; Chen, Xingyuan; Kennedy, David W.; Murray, Christopher J.; Rockhold, Mark L.; Konopka, Allan

    2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Across a set of ecological communities connected to each other through organismal dispersal (a ‘meta-community’), turnover in composition is governed by (ecological) Drift, Selection, and Dispersal Limitation. Quantitative estimates of these processes remain elusive, but would represent a common currency needed to unify community ecology. Using a novel analytical framework we quantitatively estimate the relative influences of Drift, Selection, and Dispersal Limitation on subsurface, sediment-associated microbial meta-communities. The communities we study are distributed across two geologic formations encompassing ~12,500m3 of uranium-contaminated sediments within the Hanford Site in eastern Washington State. We find that Drift consistently governs ~25% of spatial turnover in community composition; Selection dominates (governing ~60% of turnover) across spatially-structured habitats associated with fine-grained, low permeability sediments; and Dispersal Limitation is most influential (governing ~40% of turnover) across spatially-unstructured habitats associated with coarse-grained, highly-permeable sediments. Quantitative influences of Selection and Dispersal Limitation may therefore be predictable from knowledge of environmental structure. To develop a system-level conceptual model we extend our analytical framework to compare process estimates across formations, characterize measured and unmeasured environmental variables that impose Selection, and identify abiotic features that limit dispersal. Insights gained here suggest that community ecology can benefit from a shift in perspective; the quantitative approach developed here goes beyond the ‘niche vs. neutral’ dichotomy by moving towards a style of natural history in which estimates of Selection, Dispersal Limitation and Drift can be described, mapped and compared across ecological systems.

  11. Structure of continental rifts: Role of older features and magmatism

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    Keller, G.R. (Univ. of Texas, El Paso, TX (United States))

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent geological and geophysical studies in several continental rifts have begun to shed light on the details of the processes which govern the structural evolution of these important exploration targets. In Kenya and Tanzania, the classic East African rift has been the object of several investigations which reveal that its location follows the boundary (suture ) between the Tanzanian craton (Archean) and Mozambiquan belt (Proterozoic), The Baikal rift also follows a similar boundary, and the Mid-continent rift of North America appears to do the same. Rifts themselves often act as zones of weakness which are reactivated by younger tectonic regimes. The classic North American example of this effect is the Eocambrian Southern Oklahoma aulacogen which was deformed to create the Anadarko basin and Wichita uplift in the late Paleozoic. The Central basin platform has a similar history although the original rift formed at [approximately]1,100Ma. Integration of geophysical data with petrologic and geochemical data from several rift zones has also provided a new picture of the nature and extent of magmatic modification of the crust. An interesting contradiction is that Phanerozoic rifts, except the Afar region, show little evidence for major magmatic modification of the crust whereas, at least in North America, many Precambrian rifts are associated with very large mafic bodies in the crust. The Kenya rift displays evidence for modification of the lower crust in a two-phase magmatic history, but upper crustal magmatic features are limited to local intrusions associated with volcanoes. In this rift, complex basement structure plays a much more important role than previously realized, and the geophysical signatures of basement structure and magmatism are easy to confuse. If this is also the case in other rifts, additional rift basins remain to be discovered.

  12. Structure of continental rifts: Role of older features and magmatism

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    Keller, G.R. [Univ. of Texas, El Paso, TX (United States)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent geological and geophysical studies in several continental rifts have begun to shed light on the details of the processes which govern the structural evolution of these important exploration targets. In Kenya and Tanzania, the classic East African rift has been the object of several investigations which reveal that its location follows the boundary (suture ?) between the Tanzanian craton (Archean) and Mozambiquan belt (Proterozoic), The Baikal rift also follows a similar boundary, and the Mid-continent rift of North America appears to do the same. Rifts themselves often act as zones of weakness which are reactivated by younger tectonic regimes. The classic North American example of this effect is the Eocambrian Southern Oklahoma aulacogen which was deformed to create the Anadarko basin and Wichita uplift in the late Paleozoic. The Central basin platform has a similar history although the original rift formed at {approximately}1,100Ma. Integration of geophysical data with petrologic and geochemical data from several rift zones has also provided a new picture of the nature and extent of magmatic modification of the crust. An interesting contradiction is that Phanerozoic rifts, except the Afar region, show little evidence for major magmatic modification of the crust whereas, at least in North America, many Precambrian rifts are associated with very large mafic bodies in the crust. The Kenya rift displays evidence for modification of the lower crust in a two-phase magmatic history, but upper crustal magmatic features are limited to local intrusions associated with volcanoes. In this rift, complex basement structure plays a much more important role than previously realized, and the geophysical signatures of basement structure and magmatism are easy to confuse. If this is also the case in other rifts, additional rift basins remain to be discovered.

  13. Fractured reservoir discrete feature network technologies. Final report, March 7, 1996 to September 30, 1998

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    Dershowitz, William S.; Einstein, Herbert H.; LaPoint, Paul R.; Eiben, Thorsten; Wadleigh, Eugene; Ivanova, Violeta

    1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes research conducted for the Fractured Reservoir Discrete Feature Network Technologies Project. The five areas studied are development of hierarchical fracture models; fractured reservoir compartmentalization, block size, and tributary volume analysis; development and demonstration of fractured reservoir discrete feature data analysis tools; development of tools for data integration and reservoir simulation through application of discrete feature network technologies for tertiary oil production; quantitative evaluation of the economic value of this analysis approach.

  14. E-Print Network 3.0 - adaptive morphological feature-based Sample...

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    Morphology Summary: . Vis., 17:249-270, 2002. 14 F. Cheng and A. N. Venetsanopoulos. An adaptive morphological filter... features based on gabor filters. IEEE Trans. Image Proc.,...

  15. E-Print Network 3.0 - aed device features Sample Search Results

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    Technical White Paper This white paper provides an overview of Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008, Summary: features: Windows Server 2008 Compatibility: Mobile...

  16. NREL: A Year in Clean Energy Innovations, A Review of NREL's 2012 Feature Stories (Book)

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    Not Available

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The publication is a compilation of various feature stories published on NREL's public website, nrel.gov, throughout Calendar Year 2012.

  17. Learning Feature-Value Grammars from Plain Text Tony C. Smith

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    Feature-ValueGrammars from Plain Text. In D.M.W. Powers (ed.) NeMLaP3/CoNLL98 Workshopon Paradigmsand Groundingin Language

  18. NREL: A Year in Clean Energy Innovations: A Review of NREL's Feature Stories, 2010

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    Not Available

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The publication is a compilation of various feature stories published on NREL's public website, nrel.gov, throughout Calendar Year 2010.

  19. NREL: A Year in Clean Energy Innovations, A Review of NREL's 2013 Feature Stories (Book)

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    Not Available

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The publication is a compilation of various feature stories published on NREL's public website, nrel.gov, throughout Calendar Year 2013.

  20. E-Print Network 3.0 - aggressive imaging features Sample Search...

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    Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: aggressive imaging features Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Brad J. Bushman University of Michigan & VU University...

  1. Autonomous adaptive environmental assessment and feature tracking via autonomous underwater vehicles

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    Petillo, Stephanie Marie

    In the underwater environment, spatiotemporally dynamic environmental conditions pose challenges to the detection and tracking of hydrographic features. A useful tool in combating these challenge is Autonomous Adaptive ...

  2. Overview of the nearby supernova factory

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    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from 42 High-Redshift Supernovae,” Astrophys J. 517, pp.Observational Evidence from Supernovae for an AcceleratingCalan/Tololo Type Ia Supernovae,” Astron. J. 112, p. 2391,

  3. Lithium Depletion of Nearby Young Stellar Associations

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    Erin Mentuch; Alexis Brandeker; Marten H. van Kerkwijk; Ray Jayawardhana; Peter H. Hauschildt

    2008-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We estimate cluster ages from lithium depletion in five pre-main-sequence groups found within 100 pc of the Sun: TW Hydrae Association, Eta Chamaeleontis Cluster, Beta Pictoris Moving Group, Tucanae-Horologium Association and AB Doradus Moving Group. We determine surface gravities, effective temperatures and lithium abundances for over 900 spectra through least squares fitting to model-atmosphere spectra. For each group, we compare the dependence of lithium abundance on temperature with isochrones from pre-main-sequence evolutionary tracks to obtain model dependent ages. We find that the Eta Chamaelontis Cluster and the TW Hydrae Association are the youngest, with ages of 12+/-6 Myr and 12+/-8 Myr, respectively, followed by the Beta Pictoris Moving Group at 21+/-9 Myr, the Tucanae-Horologium Association at 27+/-11 Myr, and the AB Doradus Moving Group at an age of at least 45 Myr (where we can only set a lower limit since the models -- unlike real stars -- do not show much lithium depletion beyond this age). Here, the ordering is robust, but the precise ages depend on our choice of both atmospheric and evolutionary models. As a result, while our ages are consistent with estimates based on Hertzsprung-Russell isochrone fitting and dynamical expansion, they are not yet more precise. Our observations do show that with improved models, much stronger constraints should be feasible: the intrinsic uncertainties, as measured from the scatter between measurements from different spectra of the same star, are very low: around 10 K in effective temperature, 0.05 dex in surface gravity, and 0.03 dex in lithium abundance.

  4. The Nearby Supernova Factory Ozone + Aerosol + Rayleigh

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    Rayleigh + Aerosol Extinction monitor filter Auxiliary Camera CCD Spectrograph picko ff mirror Umbra

  5. Molecular gas in nearby elliptical radio galaxies

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    B. Ocana-Flaquer; S. Leon; J. Lim; F. Combes; Dinh-V-Trung

    2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Powerful radio-AGN are hosted by massive elliptical galaxies which are usually very poor in molecular gas. Nevertheless the central Black Hole (BH) needs molecular gas for the nuclear activity. Thus it is important to study the origin, the distribution and the kinematics of the molecular gas in such objects. We have performed at the IRAM-30m telescope a survey of the CO(1-0) and CO(2-1) emission in the most powerful radio galaxies of the Local Universe, selected only on the basis of their radio continuum fluxes. The main result of that survey is the low content in molecular gas of such galaxies compared to Seyfert galaxies. The median value of the molecular gas mass is 4x10^8 Msun. Moreover, the CO spectra indicate the presence of a central molecular gas disk in some of these radio galaxies. We complemented this survey with photometric data of SPITZER and IRAS fluxes with the purpose to study the dust and its relation with the molecular gas and AGN.

  6. Dynamics of the Disks of Nearby Galaxies

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    B. Fuchs

    2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    I describe how the dynamics of galactic disks can be inferred by imaging and spectroscopy. Next I demonstrate that the decomposition of the rotation curves of spiral galaxies into the contributions by the various components of the galaxies is highly degenerate. Constraints on the decomposition can be found by considering implications for the dynamics of the galactic disks. An important diagnostic is the Toomre Q stability parameter which controls the stability of a galactic disk against local Jeans collapse. I also show how the density wave theory of galactic spiral arms can be employed to constrain the mass of a galactic disk. Applying both diagnostics to the example of NGC 2985 and discussing also the implied mass-to-light ratio I demonstrate that the inner parts of the galaxy, where the optical disk resides, are dominated by baryons. When I apply this method to the disks of low surface brightness galaxies, I find unexpectedly high mass-to light ratios. These could be explained by population synthesis models which assume a bottom heavy initial mass function similar to the recently proposed `integrated galactic initial mass function'.

  7. GRB 130427A: A Nearby Ordinary Monster

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    Napp, Nils

    ,13 K. Wiersema,8 Y. Yatsu,5 T. Yoshii,5 G. Tagliaferri2 Long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs at 95 GeV (2). It was detected with Fermi­Gamma-ray Burst Mon- itor (GBM) (3) at T0, GBM = 47:06.42 UTon and over the full range of GRB isotropic energies. G amma-ray burst (GRB) 130427Awas the brightest burst

  8. A high resolution view of the jet termination shock in a hot spot of the nearby radio galaxy Pictor A: implications for X-ray models of radio galaxy hot spots

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    S. J. Tingay; E. Lenc; G. Brunetti; M. Bondi

    2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Images made with the VLBA have resolved the region in a nearby radio galaxy, Pictor A, where the relativistic jet that originates at the nucleus terminates in an interaction with the intergalactic medium, a so-called radio galaxy hot spot. This image provides the highest spatial resolution view of such an object to date (16 pc), more than three times better than previous VLBI observations of similar objects. The north-west Pictor A hot spot is resolved into a complex set of compact components, seen to coincide with the bright part of the hot spot imaged at arcsecond-scale resolution with the VLA. In addition to a comparison with VLA data, we compare our VLBA results with data from the HST and Chandra telescopes, as well as new Spitzer data. The presence of pc-scale components in the hot spot, identifying regions containing strong shocks in the fluid flow, leads us to explore the suggestion that they represent sites of synchrotron X-ray production, contributing to the integrated X-ray flux of the hot spot, along with X-rays from synchrotron self-Compton scattering. This scenario provides a natural explanation for the radio morphology of the hot spot and its integrated X-ray emission, leading to very different predictions for the higher energy X-ray spectrum compared to previous studies. From the sizes of the individual pc-scale components and their angular spread, we estimate that the jet width at the hot spot is in the range 70 - 700 pc, which is comparable to similar estimates in PKS 2153-69, 3C 205, and 4C 41.17. The lower limit in this range arises from the suggestion that the jet may dither in its direction as it passes through hot spot backflow material close to the jet termination point, creating a "dentist drill" effect on the inside of a cavity 700 pc in diameter.

  9. The Connection Between the Positron Fraction Anomaly and the Spectral Features in Galactic Cosmic-Ray Hadrons

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    Tomassetti, N

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent data on Galactic cosmic-ray (CR) leptons and hadrons gave rise to two exciting problems: on the lepton side, the origin of the rise of the CR positron fraction e+/(e- + e+) at ~10 - 300 GeV of energy; on the hadron side, the nature of the spectral hardening observed in CR protons and nuclei at ~TeV energies. The lepton anomaly indicates the existence of a nearby e+/- source. It has been proposed that high-energy positrons can be produced inside nearby supernova remnants (SNRs) via interactions of CR hadrons with the ambient medium. A distinctive prediction of this mechanism is a high-energy rise of the boron-to-carbon ratio, which has not been observed. It also requires old SNRs at work (with ineffective magnetic field amplification and slow shock speed), that cannot account for the CR hadronic spectra observed up to the knee energies (~5 PeV). We propose a new picture where, in addition to such a nearby CR accelerator, the high-energy spectrum of CR hadrons is provided by the large-scale population of...

  10. Learning with Augmented Features for Heterogeneous Domain Lixin Duan S080003@ntu.edu.sg

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    Tsang Wai Hung "Ivor"

    Learning with Augmented Features for Heterogeneous Domain Adaptation Lixin Duan S080003@ntu.edu.sg Dong Xu DongXu@ntu.edu.sg Ivor W. Tsang IvorTsang@ntu.edu.sg School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang be readily incorporated with our newly proposed augmented feature representations to effectively utilize

  11. Seismic interpretation of hydrocarbon seep features, Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico

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    Mullins, Adam Joseph

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    identified and interpreted in Garden Banks lease blocks 424 and 425. The seep features consisted of two mud volcanoes and a mud in-filled depression. The hydrocarbon seep features were characterized by their rates and styles of seepage. All of the seep...

  12. Features Extraction from Point Clouds for Automated Detection of Deformations on Automotive Body Parts

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    Payeur, Pierre

    Features Extraction from Point Clouds for Automated Detection of Deformations on Automotive Body with the problem of detecting unwanted deformations on automotive body part in mind, where feature line detection, surface map analysis, deformation detection, pattern recognition, quality control, automotive body parts

  13. Feature Selection Using f-Information Measures in Fuzzy Approximation Spaces

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    Pal, Sankar Kumar

    of real-life data sets. Index Terms--Pattern recognition, data mining, feature selection, fuzzy-rough sets is an essential preprocessing step used for pattern recognition, data mining, machine learning, etc., [1], [2Feature Selection Using f-Information Measures in Fuzzy Approximation Spaces Pradipta Maji

  14. Cloud features and zonal wind measurements of Saturn's atmosphere as observed by Cassini/VIMS

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    Choi, David S.

    Cloud features and zonal wind measurements of Saturn's atmosphere as observed by Cassini/VIMS D. S Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS), focusing on the meteorology of the features seen in the 5 mm spectral window. We present VIMS mosaics and discuss the morphology and general

  15. New Medical Education Building Features State-of-the-Art Labs, Library, Classroom Technology

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    The UCF College of Medicines new state-of-the-art medical education building at Lake Nona features) silver certification based on United States Green Building Council standards for sustainable buildingsNew Medical Education Building Features State-of-the-Art Labs, Library, Classroom Technology

  16. Ad Hoc Networking Critical Features and Performance Metrics Madhavi W. Subbarao

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    Ad Hoc Networking Critical Features and Performance Metrics Madhavi W. Subbarao Wireless Communications Technology Group, NIST October 7, 1999 A mobile ad hoc network MANET is an autonomous collection networking features and performance metrics for assessing the behav- ior of an ad-hoc network are identi ed

  17. A Preliminary Report on Tool Support and Methodology for Feature Interaction Detection

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    Waterloo, University of

    that operate the dynamics of the vehicle. Examples of these mechanical components are brakes, throttle of these mechanical components are brakes, throttle and steering. Ideally, features should be able to be integrated simultaneous requests to apply the brakes and the throttle. The feature interaction problem becomes more

  18. Automated Diagnosis of Product-line Configuration Errors on Feature Models

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    Schmidt, Douglas C.

    Automated Diagnosis of Product-line Configuration Errors on Feature Models Jules White and Doulas Feature models are widely used to model software product-line (SPL) variability. SPL variants are config Introduction Current trends and challenges. Software Product- Lines (SPLs) are a technique for creating

  19. Coarse-Graining Protein Structures With Local Multivariate Features from Molecular Zhiyong Zhang and Willy Wriggers*,

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    Wriggers, Willy

    Vised Manuscript ReceiVed: September 3, 2008 A multivariate statistical theory, local feature analysis (LFA be described by harmonic potential wells. For most systems, the dimension n of this essential space is veryCoarse-Graining Protein Structures With Local Multivariate Features from Molecular Dynamics Zhiyong

  20. Combining Missing-Feature Theory, Speech Enhancement, and Speaker-Dependent/-Independent Modeling

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    Hazen, Timothy J.

    Combining Missing-Feature Theory, Speech Enhancement, and Speaker-Dependent/-Independent Modeling a missing-feature approach for improving crosstalk/noise robustness, a Wiener filter for speech enhancement to speech enhancement. One approach assumes the availability of single-channel data (i.e., the speech

  1. Updated 2/9/2010 A quick overview of the site's features

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    Lazar, Aurel A.

    of the site's features You can continue to refine your results by entering a new search term into the "Search and to familiarize yourself with their functions, click on Tips. B. Searching for Titles 1. In the search box, enter offers several features enabling users to search, browse, read, add bookmarks and notes, create folders

  2. Transient Xray absorption features in GRBs 1 Transient XRay Absorption in GRBs

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    Boettcher, Markus

    due to photoelectric absorption or other atomic processes.) The transient nature of the absorptionTransient X­ray absorption features in GRBs 1 Transient X­Ray Absorption in GRBs and its Abstract The recent detection of a transient absorption feature in the prompt emission of GRB 990705 has

  3. Image-based Prediction of Landmark Features for Mobile Robot Navigation

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    Jaffe, Jules

    -based prediction of point and line features for a mobile system operating on a planar surface. Preliminary-based navigation system. The central idea in this design is to constantly track im- age features used as landmarks. This pro- vides constant and accurate control of position, yet avoids the overhead of computing an explicit

  4. Towards Dynamic and Interactive Retrieval of Clinical Trials Using Common Eligibility Features

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    Miotto, Riccardo

    cancer", "type 1 diabetes", "active malignancy") in the free-text eligibility criteria that frequently search. Feature extraction automatically mines a set of multi-word meaningful patterns (e.g., "breast the trials. The feature-based search aims at refining the results of a simple query (e.g., "breast cancer

  5. Learning Visual Feature Descriptors for Dynamic Lighting Conditions Nicholas Carlevaris-Bianco and Ryan M. Eustice

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    Eustice, Ryan

    Learning Visual Feature Descriptors for Dynamic Lighting Conditions Nicholas Carlevaris, the success or failure of feature-based image registration is largely determined by changes in lighting conditions are presented for a challenging indoor-outdoor dataset spanning 27 mapping sessions over a period

  6. ADAM: A Decentralized Parallel Computer Architecture Featuring Fast Thread and Data Migration and a Uniform Hardware

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    Gabrieli, John

    ADAM: A Decentralized Parallel Computer Architecture Featuring Fast Thread and Data Migration Parallel Computer Architecture Featuring Fast Thread and Data Migration and a Uniform Hardware Abstraction The furious pace of Moore's Law is driving computer architecture into a realm where the the speed of light

  7. Prediction of Transcription Start Sites Based on Feature Selection Using AMOSA

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    1 Prediction of Transcription Start Sites Based on Feature Selection Using AMOSA Xi Wang1 sites (TSSs) is a primary and important step. With the aim to improve the computational prediction are extracted. Effective feature selection can minimize the noise, improve the prediction accuracy, and also

  8. Feature Based Rendering for 2D/3D Partial Volume Segmentation Zigang Wang1

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    Feature Based Rendering for 2D/3D Partial Volume Segmentation Datasets Zigang Wang1 and Zhengrong 11794, USA ABSTRACT In this paper, a new feature based rendering algorithm for partial volume is presented. This algorithm utilizes both surface and volume information for the rendering of the partial

  9. Earth analysis methods, subsurface feature detection methods, earth analysis devices, and articles of manufacture

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    West, Phillip B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Novascone, Stephen R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wright, Jerry P. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2012-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Earth analysis methods, subsurface feature detection methods, earth analysis devices, and articles of manufacture are described. According to one embodiment, an earth analysis method includes engaging a device with the earth, analyzing the earth in a single substantially lineal direction using the device during the engaging, and providing information regarding a subsurface feature of the earth using the analysis.

  10. Earth analysis methods, subsurface feature detection methods, earth analysis devices, and articles of manufacture

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    West, Phillip B. (Idaho Falls, ID); Novascone, Stephen R. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wright, Jerry P. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2011-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Earth analysis methods, subsurface feature detection methods, earth analysis devices, and articles of manufacture are described. According to one embodiment, an earth analysis method includes engaging a device with the earth, analyzing the earth in a single substantially lineal direction using the device during the engaging, and providing information regarding a subsurface feature of the earth using the analysis.

  11. Evaluation of Circular-Shaped Features on the Surface of Solar Cells from the

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    to earth, while the other one was jettisoned. Two solar panel assemblies of the retrieved wing wereEvaluation of Circular-Shaped Features on the Surface of Solar Cells from the Hubble Space by the manufacturer of the CMX coverglass of the HST solar cells, circular shaped features of unknown origin were

  12. Some New Features for Protein Fold Prediction Nikhil Ranjan Pal and Debrup Chakraborty

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    Chakraborty, Debrup

    Some New Features for Protein Fold Prediction Nikhil Ranjan Pal and Debrup Chakraborty Electronics}@isical.ac.in Abstract. In this paper we propose several sets of new features for protein fold prediction. The first discriminating powers in predicting protein folds. 1 Introduction One of the most important and challenging

  13. DISCOVERY AND ANALYSIS OF 21 {mu}m FEATURE SOURCES IN THE MAGELLANIC CLOUDS

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    Volk, Kevin; Meixner, Margaret; Gordon, Karl D. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Hrivnak, Bruce J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (United States); Matsuura, Mikako [Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL-Institute of Origins, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Bernard-Salas, Jeronimo [Institut d Astrophysique Spatiale, CNRS/Universite Paris-Sud 11, 91405, Orsay (France); Szczerba, Ryszard [N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Rabianska 8, 87-100 Torun (Poland); Sloan, G. C. [Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States); Kraemer, Kathleen E. [Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL/RVBYB, 29 Randolph Road, Hanscom AFB, MA 01731 (United States); Van Loon, Jacco Th. [Astrophysics Group, Lennard-Jones Laboratories, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG (United Kingdom); Kemper, F.; Woods, Paul M.; Zijlstra, Albert A. [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Alan Turing Building, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Sahai, Raghvendra [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 183-900, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Gruendl, Robert A. [Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, 1002 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Tielens, Alexander G. G. M. [Leiden Observatory, P.O. Box 9513, NL-2300 RA Leiden (Netherlands); Indebetouw, Remy [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (United States); Marengo, Massimo, E-mail: volk@stsci.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, A313E Zaffarano, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)

    2011-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Spitzer Space Telescope mid-infrared spectroscopy has been obtained for 15 carbon-rich protoplanetary nebulae (PPNe) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and for two other such stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). Of these 17 PPNe, the unidentified 21 {mu}m feature is strong in 7 spectra, weak in 2 spectra, and very weak or questionable in 4 spectra. Two of the four spectra without the 21 {mu}m feature have a very strong feature near 11 {mu}m, similar to a feature observed in some carbon-rich planetary nebulae (PNe) in the LMC. We attribute this feature to unusual SiC dust, although the feature-to-continuum ratio is much larger than for SiC features in Galactic or Magellanic Cloud carbon star spectra. The remaining two objects show typical carbon-rich PPNe spectra with no 21 {mu}m features. One of the LMC objects that lacks the 21 {mu}m feature and one SMC object with a questionable 21 {mu}m detection may have mixed dust chemistries based upon their spectral similarity to Galactic [WC] PNe. The 13 objects that either definitely or may show the 21 {mu}m feature have distinct dust shell properties compared to the Galactic 21 {mu}m objects-the 21 {mu}m features are weaker, the estimated dust temperatures are significantly higher, the unidentified infrared (UIR) bands are stronger, and the UIRs show more structure. Four of the 21 {mu}m objects appear to show normal SiC emission features in their spectra. Many of the PPNe show strong 30 {mu}m features, although this feature carries less of the total mid-infrared emission than is normally the case for the Galactic 21 {mu}m PPNe. The LMC objects are in the LMC halo rather than in the LMC bar. The estimated luminosities of these PPNe vary from 4700 to 12,500 L{sub sun}.

  14. Use of volumetric features for temporal comparison of mass lesions in full field digital mammograms

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    Bozek, Jelena, E-mail: jelena.bozek@fer.hr; Grgic, Mislav [Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, HR-10000 Zagreb (Croatia)] [Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Unska 3, HR-10000 Zagreb (Croatia); Kallenberg, Michiel; Karssemeijer, Nico [Department of Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein Zuid 18, 6525 GA Nijmegen (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein Zuid 18, 6525 GA Nijmegen (Netherlands)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Temporal comparison of lesions might improve classification between benign and malignant lesions in full-field digital mammograms (FFDM). The authors compare the use of volumetric features for lesion classification, which are computed from dense tissue thickness maps, to the use of mammographic lesion area. Use of dense tissue thickness maps for lesion characterization is advantageous, since it results in lesion features that are invariant to acquisition parameters. Methods: The dataset used in the analysis consisted of 60 temporal mammogram pairs comprising 120 mediolateral oblique or craniocaudal views with a total of 65 lesions, of which 41 were benign and 24 malignant. The authors analyzed the performance of four volumetric features, area, and four other commonly used features obtained from temporal mammogram pairs, current mammograms, and prior mammograms. The authors evaluated the individual performance of all features and of different feature sets. The authors used linear discriminant analysis with leave-one-out cross validation to classify different feature sets. Results: Volumetric features from temporal mammogram pairs achieved the best individual performance, as measured by the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (A{sub z} value). Volume change (A{sub z} = 0.88) achieved higher A{sub z} value than projected lesion area change (A{sub z} = 0.78) in the temporal comparison of lesions. Best performance was achieved with a set that consisted of a set of features extracted from the current exam combined with four volumetric features representing changes with respect to the prior mammogram (A{sub z} = 0.90). This was significantly better (p = 0.005) than the performance obtained using features from the current exam only (A{sub z} = 0.77). Conclusions: Volumetric features from temporal mammogram pairs combined with features from the single exam significantly improve discrimination of benign and malignant lesions in FFDM mammograms compared to using only single exam features. In the comparison with prior mammograms, use of volumetric change may lead to better performance than use of lesion area change.

  15. ANALYSIS OF TRITIUM/DEUTERIUM RETENTION AND PERMEATION IN FW/DIVERTOR INCLUDING GEOMETRIC AND TEMPERATURE OPERATING FEATURES

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    Abdou, Mohamed

    AND TEMPERATURE OPERATING FEATURES Alice Ying, Haibo Liu, Mohamed Abdou Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  16. Methods for the Precise Locating and Forming of Arrays of Curved Features into a Workpiece

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    Gill, David Dennis (Albuquerque, NM); Keeler, Gordon A. (Albuquerque, NM); Serkland, Darwin K. (Albuquerque, NM); Mukherjee, Sayan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods for manufacturing high precision arrays of curved features (e.g. lenses) in the surface of a workpiece are described utilizing orthogonal sets of inter-fitting locating grooves to mate a workpiece to a workpiece holder mounted to the spindle face of a rotating machine tool. The matching inter-fitting groove sets in the workpiece and the chuck allow precisely and non-kinematically indexing the workpiece to locations defined in two orthogonal directions perpendicular to the turning axis of the machine tool. At each location on the workpiece a curved feature can then be on-center machined to create arrays of curved features on the workpiece. The averaging effect of the corresponding sets of inter-fitting grooves provide for precise repeatability in determining, the relative locations of the centers of each of the curved features in an array of curved features.

  17. GEOS-CHEM ANTHROPOGENIC EMISSIONS Table 1. Inventories general features. Use of optional inventories is set in the input.geos file.

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    Jacob, Daniel J.

    X X X X X X X X X X BRAVO 1999 MEXICO X X X 2000 X X X X CH4, CO2 STREETS 2006 S.E. ASIA X X X X X X. for offline simulation GEIA 1985 global X X X X X X X X X X EDGAR 2000 global X X X SHIP 2000 global X X X CO2 Patch for California transport emissions from 2001 SHIP5 20006 global option Yearly, Monthly (SO2) v8

  18. UV-BRIGHT NEARBY EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES OBSERVED IN THE MID-INFRARED: EVIDENCE FOR A MULTI-STAGE FORMATION HISTORY BY WAY OF WISE AND GALEX IMAGING

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    Petty, S. M.; Farrah, D. G. [Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (United States); Neill, J. D.; Bridge, C. R. [Division of Physics, Math, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Jarrett, T. H.; Tsai, C.-W. [Astronomy Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701 (South Africa); Blain, A. W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Rich, R. M.; Lake, S. E.; Wright, E. L. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Benford, D. J. [NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Masci, F. J. [IPAC, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the local universe, 10% of massive elliptical galaxies are observed to exhibit a peculiar property: a substantial excess of ultraviolet emission than what is expected from their old, red stellar populations. Several origins for this ultraviolet excess (UVX) have been proposed including a population of hot young stars and a population of old, blue horizontal branch or extended horizontal branch (BHB or EHB) stars that have undergone substantial mass loss from their outer atmospheres. We explore the radial distribution of UVX in a selection of 49 nearby E/S0-type galaxies by measuring their extended photometry in the UV through mid-infrared (mid-IR) with the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). We compare UV/optical and UV/mid-IR colors with the Flexible Stellar Population Synthesis models, which allow for the inclusion of EHB stars. We find that combined WISE mid-IR and GALEX UV colors are more effective in distinguishing models than optical colors, and that the UV/mid-IR combination is sensitive to the EHB fraction. There are strong color gradients, with the outer radii bluer than the inner half-light radii by {approx}1 mag. This color difference is easily accounted for with an increase in the BHB fraction of 0.25 with radius. We estimated that the average ages for the inner and outer radii are 7.0 {+-} 0.3 Gyr, and 6.2 {+-} 0.2 Gyr, respectively, with the implication that the outer regions are likely to have formed {approx}1 Gyr after the inner regions. Additionally, we find that metallicity gradients are likely not a significant factor in the color difference. The separation of color between the inner and outer regions, which agrees with a specific stellar population difference (e.g., higher EHB populations), and the {approx}0.5-2 Gyr age difference suggests multi-stage formation. Our results are best explained by inside-out formation: rapid star formation within the core at early epochs (>4 Gyr ago) and at least one later stage starburst event coinciding with z {approx} 1.

  19. DESIRED MOBILE APPLICATION FEATURES IN AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS AND JOURNALISM STUDENTS AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

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    Meadows, Casey

    2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Desired Mobile Application Features In Agricultural Communications And Journalism Students At Texas A&M University. (March 2013) Casey Meadows Department of Agriculture Texas A&M University Research Advisor: Dr. Billy McKim Department...

  20. Fundamental study of structural features affecting enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass

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    Zhu, Li

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Lignocellulose is a promising and valuable alternative energy source. Native lignocellulosic biomass has limited accessibility to cellulase enzyme due to structural features; therefore, pretreatment is an essential prerequisite to make biomass...

  1. The Impact of Virtual Reality-based Learning Environment Design Features on Students' Academic Achievements

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    Merchant, Zahira

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    also explored selected instructional design features of the virtual learning environment that moderated the relationship between instructional method and the academic achievements. Analyses of 63 experimental or quasi-experimental studies that studied...

  2. Temperature study of Zero Bias Features using self-assembling tunnel junctions

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    Savitski, Stephen Ronald

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The significant reduction in the conductance of a tunneling system near zero bias voltage is termed the Zero Bias Feature (ZBF). A łHe cryostat has been modified to incorporate a Self-Assembling Tunnel Junction (SATJ), capable of performing...

  3. Large-Scale Identification of Single-Feature Polymorphisms in Complex Genomes

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Large-Scale Identification of Single-Feature Polymorphisms in Complex Genomes Justin O. Borevitz,1 hybridization can be combined with bulk segregant analysis to quickly map mutations. The extension

  4. Cloud Features and Zonal Wind Measurements of Saturn's Atmosphere as Observed by Cassini/VIMS

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    Choi, David S; Brown, Robert H; 10.1029/2008JE003254

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an analysis of data about Saturn's atmosphere from Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS), focusing on the meteorology of the features seen in the 5-micron spectral window. We present VIMS mosaics and discuss the morphology and general characteristics of the features backlit by Saturn's thermal emission. We have also constructed a zonal wind profile from VIMS feature tracking observation sequences using an automated cloud feature tracker. Comparison with previously constructed profiles from Voyager and Cassini imaging data reveals broad similarities, suggesting minimal vertical shear of the zonal wind. However, areas of apparent wind shear are present in the VIMS zonal wind profile at jet stream cores. In particular, our analysis shows that the equatorial jet reaches speeds exceeding 450 m/s, similar to speeds obtained during the Voyager era. This suggests that recent inferences of relatively slower jet speeds of ~275-375 m/s are confined to the upper troposphere and that the dee...

  5. Inland lakes constitute one of our greatest natural resources. They are immensely popular features,

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Inland lakes constitute one of our greatest natural resources. They are immensely popular features lakes increasingly are being threatened. Declining water quality, nuisance al- gae blooms, excessive weed growths, deteriorating fish- eries, sediment infilling, eutrophication, contamina- tion, shoreline

  6. Feature Selection based on Machine Learning in MRIs for Hippocampal Segmentation

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    Tangaro, Sabina; Brescia, Massimo; Cavuoti, Stefano; Chincarini, Andrea; Errico, Rosangela; Inglese, Paolo; Longo, Giuseppe; Maglietta, Rosalia; Tateo, Andrea; Riccio, Giuseppe; Bellotti, Roberto

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neurodegenerative diseases are frequently associated with structural changes in the brain. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans can show these variations and therefore be used as a supportive feature for a number of neurodegenerative diseases. The hippocampus has been known to be a biomarker for Alzheimer disease and other neurological and psychiatric diseases. However, it requires accurate, robust and reproducible delineation of hippocampal structures. Fully automatic methods are usually the voxel based approach, for each voxel a number of local features were calculated. In this paper we compared four different techniques for feature selection from a set of 315 features extracted for each voxel: (i) filter method based on the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test; two wrapper methods, respectively, (ii) Sequential Forward Selection and (iii) Sequential Backward Elimination; and (iv) embedded method based on the Random Forest Classifier on a set of 10 T1-weighted brain MRIs and tested on an independent set of 25 subjects...

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    to make inferences about unknown attributes or features of the new product, or to form... brand image (e.g., Kraft) affect its categori zation? How will the image affect its...

  8. Capitalization of energy efficient features into home values in the Austin, Texas real estate market

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    Amado, Antonio R

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Volatile and rising energy prices have made consumers aware of their opportunity costs for energy. Information on the cost-savings of energy efficient features in homes has not been well researched to date and is an option ...

  9. E-Print Network 3.0 - automated feature extraction Sample Search...

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    Physics 7 Solid Edge ActiveXSolid Edge ActiveX AutomationAutomation Summary: X Automation works? In Solid Edge, every document, every part, and every feature ofIn Solid Edge,...

  10. Ground penetrating radar technique to locate coal mining related features: case studies in Texas

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    Save, Neelambari R

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this research project is to identify the efficacy of the ground penetrating radar (GPR) technique in locating underground coal mine related subsidence features at Malakoff and Bastrop, Texas. The work at Malakoff has been done...

  11. Per-pixel Opacity Modulation for Feature Enhancement in Volume Rendering

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    Strasbourg, Université de

    1 Per-pixel Opacity Modulation for Feature Enhancement in Volume Rendering Stéphane Marchesin Abstract-- Classical direct volume rendering techniques accu- mulate color and opacity contributions using the standard volume rendering equation approximated by alpha blending. However, such standard rendering

  12. NATUREJOBS|NATUREJOBS|20NOVEMBER2014SPOTLIGHTONTHENETHERLANDSNATUREJOBSSPOTLIGHTONTHENETHERLANDS ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE |NATUREJOBS|20NOVEMBER2014

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    Cai, Long

    ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE |NATUREJOBS|20NOVEMBER2014 "The bench and the bedside are starting to meet in a much more between his direct colleagues and natural scientists allow them to study problems like plastic pollution

  13. Quantum-ionic features in the absorption spectra of homonuclear diatomic molecules

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    Crawford-Uranga, A; Cardamone, D M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that additional features can emerge in the linear absorption spectra of homonuclear diatomic molecules when the ions are described quantum mechanically. In particular, the widths and energies of the peaks in the optical spectra change with the initial configuration, mass, and charge of the molecule. We introduce a model that can describe these features and we provide a quantitative analysis of the resulting peak energy shifts and width broadenings as a function of the mass.

  14. Image features for misalignment correction in medical flat-detector CT

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    Wicklein, Julia; Kunze, Holger; Kalender, Willi A.; Kyriakou, Yiannis [Institute of Medical Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Henkestrasse 91, 91052 Erlangen (Germany); Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector, Siemensstrasse 1, 91301 Forchheim (Germany); Institute of Medical Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Henkestrasse 91, 91052 Erlangen (Germany); Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector, Siemensstrasse 1, 91301 Forchheim (Germany)

    2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Misalignment artifacts are a serious problem in medical flat-detector computed tomography. Generally, the geometrical parameters, which are essential for reconstruction, are provided by preceding calibration routines. These procedures are time consuming and the later use of stored parameters is sensitive toward external impacts or patient movement. The method of choice in a clinical environment would be a markerless online-calibration procedure that allows flexible scan trajectories and simultaneously corrects misalignment and motion artifacts during the reconstruction process. Therefore, different image features were evaluated according to their capability of quantifying misalignment. Methods: Projections of the FORBILD head and thorax phantoms were simulated. Additionally, acquisitions of a head phantom and patient data were used for evaluation. For the reconstruction different sources and magnitudes of misalignment were introduced in the geometry description. The resulting volumes were analyzed by entropy (based on the gray-level histogram), total variation, Gabor filter texture features, Haralick co-occurrence features, and Tamura texture features. The feature results were compared to the back-projection mismatch of the disturbed geometry. Results: The evaluations demonstrate the ability of several well-established image features to classify misalignment. The authors elaborated the particular suitability of the gray-level histogram-based entropy on identifying misalignment artifacts, after applying an appropriate window level (bone window). Conclusions: Some of the proposed feature extraction algorithms show a strong correlation with the misalignment level. Especially, entropy-based methods showed very good correspondence, with the best of these being the type that uses the gray-level histogram for calculation. This makes it a suitable image feature for online-calibration.

  15. Intelligent feature selection techniques for pattern classification of Lamb wave signals

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    Hinders, Mark K.; Miller, Corey A. [College of William and Mary, Department of Applied Science, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795 (United States)

    2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Lamb wave interaction with flaws is a complex, three-dimensional phenomenon, which often frustrates signal interpretation schemes based on mode arrival time shifts predicted by dispersion curves. As the flaw severity increases, scattering and mode conversion effects will often dominate the time-domain signals, obscuring available information about flaws because multiple modes may arrive on top of each other. Even for idealized flaw geometries the scattering and mode conversion behavior of Lamb waves is very complex. Here, multi-mode Lamb waves in a metal plate are propagated across a rectangular flat-bottom hole in a sequence of pitch-catch measurements corresponding to the double crosshole tomography geometry. The flaw is sequentially deepened, with the Lamb wave measurements repeated at each flaw depth. Lamb wave tomography reconstructions are used to identify which waveforms have interacted with the flaw and thereby carry information about its depth. Multiple features are extracted from each of the Lamb wave signals using wavelets, which are then fed to statistical pattern classification algorithms that identify flaw severity. In order to achieve the highest classification accuracy, an optimal feature space is required but it’s never known a priori which features are going to be best. For structural health monitoring we make use of the fact that physical flaws, such as corrosion, will only increase over time. This allows us to identify feature vectors which are topologically well-behaved by requiring that sequential classes “line up” in feature vector space. An intelligent feature selection routine is illustrated that identifies favorable class distributions in multi-dimensional feature spaces using computational homology theory. Betti numbers and formal classification accuracies are calculated for each feature space subset to establish a correlation between the topology of the class distribution and the corresponding classification accuracy.

  16. An analysis to determine correlations of freeway traffic accidents with specific geometric design features

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    Smith, Frank Miller

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AN ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE CORRELATIONS OF FREEWAY TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WITH SPECIFIC GEOMETRIC DESIGN FEATURES A Thesis By Frank Miller Smith, Jr. Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August, 1960 Major Subject: Civil Engineering AN ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE CORRELATIONS OF FREEWAY TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WITH 'SPECIFIC GEOMETRIC DESIGN FEATURES A Thesis By Frank Miller...

  17. Linear depressions and collapse features in the Northwest Hueco Basin, West Texas

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    Henderson, Scott D

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LINEAR DEPRESSIONS AND COLLAPSE FEATURES IN THE NORTHWEST HUECO BASIN, WEST TEXAS A Thesis by SCOTT D. HENDERSON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1997 Major Subject: Geology LINEAR DEPRESSIONS AND COLLAPSE FEATURES IN THE NORTHVKST HUECO BASIN, WEST TEXAS A Thesis by SCOTT D. HENDERSON Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fultlllment of the requirements...

  18. The Strengths of Near-Infrared Absorption Features Relevant to Interstellar and Planetary Ices

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    P. A. Gerakines; J. J. Bray; A. Davis; C. R. Richey

    2005-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The abundances of ices in planetary environments have historically been obtained through measurements of near-infrared absorption features (lambda = 1.0-2.5 microns), and near-IR transmission measurements of materials present in the interstellar medium are becoming more common. For transmission measurements, the band strength (or absorption intensity) of an absorption feature must be known in order to determine the column density of an ice component. In the experiments presented here, we have measured the band strengths of the near-IR absorption features for several molecules relevant to the study of interstellar icy grain mantles and icy planetary bodies: CO (carbon monoxide), CO2 (carbon dioxide), C3O2 (carbon suboxide), CH4 (methane), H2O (water), CH3OH (methanol), and NH3 (ammonia). During a vacuum deposition, the sizes of the near-IR features were correlated with that of a studied mid-IR feature whose strength is well known from previous ice studies. These data may be used to determine ice abundances from observed near-IR spectra of interstellar and planetary materials or to predict the sizes of near-IR features in spectral searches for these molecules in astrophysical environments.

  19. A complete census of silicate features in the mid-infrared spectra of active galaxies

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    Hatziminaoglou, Evanthia; Feltre, Anna; Pińol-Ferrer, Nuria

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a comprehensive study of the silicate features at 9.7 and 18 micron of a sample of almost 800 active galactic nuclei (AGN) with available spectra from the Spitzer InfraRed Spectrograph (IRS). We measure the strength of the silicate feature at 9.7 micron, S9.7, before and after subtracting the host galaxy emission from the IRS spectra. The numbers of type 1 and 2 AGN with the feature in emission increase by 20 and 50%, respectively, once the host galaxy is removed, while 35% of objects with the feature originally in absorption exhibit it in even deeper absorption. The peak of S9.7, lambda_peak, has a bimodal distribution when the feature is in emission, with about 65% of the cases showing lambda_peak > 10.2 micron. Silicates can appear in emission in objects with mid-infrared (MIR) luminosity spanning over six orders of magnitude. The derived distributions of the strength of the silicate features at 9.7 and 18 micron provide a solid test bed for modeling the dust distribution in AGN. Clumpiness is n...

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  4. Electronic nose with a new feature reduction method and a multi-linear classifier for Chinese liquor classification

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    Jing, Yaqi; Meng, Qinghao, E-mail: qh-meng@tju.edu.cn; Qi, Peifeng; Zeng, Ming; Li, Wei; Ma, Shugen [Tianjin Key Laboratory of Process Measurement and Control, Institute of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)] [Tianjin Key Laboratory of Process Measurement and Control, Institute of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An electronic nose (e-nose) was designed to classify Chinese liquors of the same aroma style. A new method of feature reduction which combined feature selection with feature extraction was proposed. Feature selection method used 8 feature-selection algorithms based on information theory and reduced the dimension of the feature space to 41. Kernel entropy component analysis was introduced into the e-nose system as a feature extraction method and the dimension of feature space was reduced to 12. Classification of Chinese liquors was performed by using back propagation artificial neural network (BP-ANN), linear discrimination analysis (LDA), and a multi-linear classifier. The classification rate of the multi-linear classifier was 97.22%, which was higher than LDA and BP-ANN. Finally the classification of Chinese liquors according to their raw materials and geographical origins was performed using the proposed multi-linear classifier and classification rate was 98.75% and 100%, respectively.

  5. DUST AROUND R CORONAE BOREALIS STARS. II. INFRARED EMISSION FEATURES IN AN H-POOR ENVIRONMENT

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    Garcia-Hernandez, D. A. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, C/Via Lactea s/n, E-38200 La Laguna (Spain); Rao, N. Kameswara [543, 17th Main, IV Sector, HSR Layout, Bangalore 560102 and Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore 560034 (India); Lambert, D. L., E-mail: agarcia@iac.es, E-mail: nkrao@iiap.res.in, E-mail: dll@astro.as.utexas.edu [W. J. McDonald Observatory, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, C1400, Austin, TX 78712-0259 (United States)

    2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Residual Spitzer/Infrared Spectrograph spectra for a sample of 31 R Coronae Borealis (RCB) stars are presented and discussed in terms of narrow emission features superimposed on the quasi-blackbody continuous infrared emission. A broad {approx}6-10 {mu}m dust emission complex is seen in the RCBs showing an extreme H-deficiency. A secondary and much weaker {approx}11.5-15 {mu}m broad emission feature is detected in a few RCBs with the strongest {approx}6-10 {mu}m dust complex. The Spitzer infrared spectra reveal for the first time the structure within the {approx}6-10 {mu}m dust complex, showing the presence of strong C-C stretching modes at {approx}6.3 and 8.1 {mu}m as well as of other dust features at {approx}5.9, 6.9, and 7.3 {mu}m, which are attributable to amorphous carbonaceous solids with little or no hydrogen. The few RCBs with only moderate H-deficiencies display the classical ''unidentified infrared bands (UIRs)'' and mid-infrared features from fullerene-related molecules. In general, the characteristics of the RCB infrared emission features are not correlated with the stellar and circumstellar properties, suggesting that the RCB dust features may not be dependent on the present physical conditions around RCB stars. The only exception seems to be the central wavelength of the 6.3 {mu}m feature, which is blueshifted in those RCBs showing also the UIRs, i.e., the RCBs with the smallest H deficiency.

  6. Inverted fluvial features in the Aeolis/Zephyria Plana region, Mars: Formation mechanism and initial paleodischarge estimates

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    Perfect, Ed

    Click Here for Full Article Inverted fluvial features in the Aeolis/Zephyria Plana region, Mars/Zephyria Plana (AZP) region of Mars has been previously hypothesized to be inverted fluvial features, although ridges suggests some criteria that may be used to identify inverted fluvial features formed by lava

  7. FEATURE ENHANCEMENT USING SPARSE REFERENCE AND ESTIMATED SOFT-MASK EXEMPLAR-PAIRS FOR NOISY SPEECH RECOGNITION

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    Alwan, Abeer

    FEATURE ENHANCEMENT USING SPARSE REFERENCE AND ESTIMATED SOFT-MASK EXEMPLAR-PAIRS FOR NOISY SPEECH-robust speech recogni- tion is proposed. Existing sparse exemplar-based feature enhance- ment methods use clean speech recognition [14]. More recently in [13], another feature enhancement scheme is pro

  8. MUSIC GENRE CLASSIFICATION USING NOVEL FEATURES AND A WEIGHTED VOTING Dalwon Jang, Minho Jin, and Chang D. Yoo

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    Yoo, Chang D.

    MUSIC GENRE CLASSIFICATION USING NOVEL FEATURES AND A WEIGHTED VOTING METHOD Dalwon Jang, Minho Jin classification system based on two novel features and a weighted voting method. The proposed features, modulation classification system. 1. INTRODUCTION With the recent proliferation of digital music, there is increas- ing

  9. AP1000{sup R} severe accident features and post-Fukushima considerations

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    Scobel, J. H.; Schulz, T. L.; Williams, M. G. [Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, 1000 Westinghouse Dr., Cranberry Township, PA 16066 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The AP1000{sup R} passive nuclear power plant is uniquely equipped to withstand an extended station blackout scenario such as the events following the earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima without compromising core and containment integrity. The AP1000 plant shuts down the reactor, cools the core, containment and spent fuel pool for more than 3 days using passive systems that do not require AC or DC power or operator actions. Following this passive coping period, minimal operator actions are needed to extend the operation of the passive features to 7 days using installed equipment. To provide defense-in-depth for design extension conditions, the AP1000 plant has engineered features that mitigate the effects of core damage. Engineered features retain damaged core debris within the reactor vessel as a key feature. Other aspects of the design protect containment integrity during severe accidents, including unique features of the AP1000 design relative to passive containment cooling with water and air, and hydrogen management. (authors)

  10. High-Velocity Features of Calcium and Silicon in the Spectra of Type Ia Supernovae

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    Silverman, Jeffrey M; Marion, G H; Wheeler, J Craig; Barna, Barnabas; Szalai, Tamas; Mulligan, Brian; Filippenko, Alexei V

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    "High-velocity features" (HVFs) are spectral features in Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) that have minima indicating significantly higher (by greater than about 6000 km/s) velocities than typical "photospheric-velocity features" (PVFs). The PVFs are absorption features with minima indicating typical photospheric (i.e., bulk ejecta) velocities (usually ~9000-15,000 km/s near B-band maximum brightness). In this work we undertake the most in-depth study of HVFs ever performed. The dataset used herein consists of 445 low-resolution optical and near-infrared (NIR) spectra (at epochs up to 5 d past maximum brightness) of 210 low-redshift SNe Ia that follow the "Phillips relation." A series of Gaussian functions is fit to the data in order to characterise possible HVFs of Ca II H&K, Si II {\\lambda}6355, and the Ca II NIR triplet. The temporal evolution of the velocities and strengths of the PVFs and HVFs of these three spectral features is investigated, as are possible correlations with other SN Ia observables. We f...

  11. Polarization dependent asymmetric magneto-resistance features in nanocrystalline diamond films

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    Bhattacharyya, Somnath, E-mail: Somnath.Bhattacharyya@wits.ac.za [Nano-Scale Transport Physics Laboratory, School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, WITS 2050, Johannesburg (South Africa); DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, WITS 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom); Churochkin, Dmitry [Nano-Scale Transport Physics Laboratory, School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, WITS 2050, Johannesburg (South Africa)

    2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Polar angle-dependence of magneto-resistance (AMR) in heavily nitrogen-incorporated ultra-nanocrystalline diamond (UNCD) films is recorded by applying high magnetic fields, which shows strong anisotropic features at low temperatures. The temperature-dependence of MR and AMR can reveal transport in the weak-localization regime, which is explained by using a superlattice model for arbitrary values of disorder and angles. While a propagative Fermi surface model explains the negative MR features for low degree of disorder the azimuthal angle-dependent MR shows field dependent anisotropy due to the aligned conducting channels on the layers normal to film growth direction. The analysis of MR and AMR can extract the temperature dependence of dephasing time with respect to the elastic scattering time which not only establishes quasi-two dimensional features in this system but also suggests a potential application in monitoring the performance of UNCD based quantum devices.

  12. Numerical Study of a Propagating Non-Thermal Microwave Feature in a Solar Flare Loop

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    T. Minoshima; T. Yokoyama

    2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We analytically and numerically study the motion of electrons along a magnetic loop, to compare with the observation of the propagating feature of the non-thermal microwave source in the 1999 August 28 solar flare reported by Yokoyama et al. (2002). We model the electron motion with the Fokker-Planck equation and calculate the spatial distribution of the gyrosynchrotron radiation. We find that the microwave propagating feature does not correspond to the motion of electrons with a specific initial pitch angle. This apparent propagating feature is a consequence of the motion of an ensemble of electrons with different initial pitch angles, which have different time and position to produce strong radiation in the loop. We conclude that the non-thermal electrons in the 1999 August 28 flare were isotropically accelerated and then are injected into the loop.

  13. Shallow geologic features of the upper continental slope, northwestern Gulf of Mexico

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    Tatum, Tommy Edwin

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The prominent bathyze+ri c features within Site XIII (Fig. 15) are the topographic highs in the southwestern and northeastern corners of the site, and tne northwest-southe st trending zidge-like feature in he center of the site. In the northern portion..., Cary Pyle, Sue Casby, Ray Hartin. , Charles Holmes, and James Booth. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Louis E. Garrison of the U. S. Geological Survey in Corpus Christi, who made the seismic data ava" lable for this thesis and who provided advice...

  14. Facilitation of visual pattern recognition by extraction of relevant features from microscopic traffic data

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    Fields, Matthew James

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    . The tools created for this approach, a two-level hierarchical group of operators, are used to extract features from the dataset to create a feature space; this is done to minimize the experimental set to a matrix of desirable attributes from the vehicles... on the roadway. The application is to identify if this data can be readily parsed into four distinct traffic states; in this case, the state of a vehicle is defined by its velocity and acceleration at a selected timestamp. A three-dimensional plot is used...

  15. MULTI-DIMENSIONAL EVOLUTIONARY FEATURE SYNTHESIS FOR CONTENT-BASED IMAGE RETRIEVAL

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    Gabbouj, Moncef

    technique, which seeks for the optimal linear and non-linear operators so as to synthesize highly power needed for an efficient retrieval. The latter performs a linear and/or non-linear transformation the (low-level) features, which can be extracted automatically usually lack the discrimination power needed

  16. InVited Feature Article Water Dynamics and Proton Transfer in Nafion Fuel Cell Membranes

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    Fayer, Michael D.

    InVited Feature Article Water Dynamics and Proton Transfer in Nafion Fuel Cell Membranes David E is the most widely used polyelectrolyte membrane in fuel cells. Ultrafast infrared spectroscopy of the O but has since become the most commonly used membrane separator in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

  17. MATLAB Resources 1. MATLAB Help: Video Tutorials/Demos on Specific Topics and Features

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    Walker, Homer F.

    MATLAB Resources 1. MATLAB Help: Video Tutorials/Demos on Specific Topics and Features 2. MathWorks Website: Interactive MATLAB & Simulink Based Tutorials (http://www.mathworks.com/academia/student_center/tutorials/) Strongly Recommended: Interactive MATLAB Tutorial 3. MathWorks Recorded Webinars (http

  18. ABOUT THE JOURNAL Isis features scholarly articles, research notes, and commentary on

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    Mateo, Jill M.

    ABOUT THE JOURNAL Isis features scholarly articles, research notes, and commentary on the history and is an important teaching tool. Subscriptions to Isis are concurrent with membership in the History of Science-advertising@press.uchicago.edu ISIS An International review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences Quarterly

  19. SPECIAL FEATURE: ISOSCAPES Strontium isotopes in tap water from the coterminous USA

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    Tipple, Brett

    SPECIAL FEATURE: ISOSCAPES Strontium isotopes in tap water from the coterminous USA LESLEY A., B. J. Tipple, G. N. Mackey, S. A. Hynek, D. P. Fernandez, and J. R. Ehleringer. 2012. Strontium-00122.1 Abstract. Strontium isotope analysis has proven useful in geo-location investigations of organic

  20. Deriving Bearing Measurements from Video Images using Haar-like Features for Vehicle-to-

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    Calgary, University of

    cost of the adopted sensors prevents them from being common in vehicles. As a result, current studiesDeriving Bearing Measurements from Video Images using Haar-like Features for Vehicle-to- Vehicle of Geomatics Engineering University of Calgary BIOGRAPHY Elmira Amirloo Abolfathi is an M.Sc student

  1. Global and multi-scale features of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling: From modeling to forecasting

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    Sitnov, Mikhail I.

    and substorms; 2784 Magnetospheric Physics: Solar wind/magnetosphere interactions; 3210 Mathematical Geophysics in the solar wind-magnetosphere interaction, de- veloping first principles models that encompass allGlobal and multi-scale features of solar wind-magnetosphere coupling: From modeling to forecasting

  2. Title An MLP using Hough transform based fuzzy feature extraction for Bengali script recognition

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    Sural, Shamik

    recognition as well as in other pattern recognition problems. We propose here the application of the neuro-fuzzyTitle An MLP using Hough transform based fuzzy feature extraction for Bengali script recognition on the Hough transform of character pattern pixels from which additional fuzzy sets are synthesized using t

  3. Adaptive Fuzzy Weighted Template Matching Using Invariant Features for a Tracking Application

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    Efe, Mehmet Ă?nder

    to the cited literature, fuzzy logic is also frequently used in pattern recognition and image processingAdaptive Fuzzy Weighted Template Matching Using Invariant Features for a Tracking Application aerial vehicle. Adaptive-fuzzy weighted sum of square distances (SSDs) are utilized for template matching

  4. EXTRACTING INFORMATION FROM CONVENTIONAL AE FEATURES FOR ONSET DAMAGE DETECTION IN CARBON FIBER COMPOSITES

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    EXTRACTING INFORMATION FROM CONVENTIONAL AE FEATURES FOR ONSET DAMAGE DETECTION IN CARBON FIBER and preprocessing methods on Acoustic Emission measurements of prosthetic feets made of carbon fiber reinforced in carbon fiber composistes #12;When microstructural changes occur in composites, energy is released

  5. Climatic features of the Mediterranean Sea detected by the analysis of the longwave radiative bulk formulae

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    an open ocean with the same amount of net longwave radiation. Furthermore, the twofold climatic regime's climate system is the net radiation budget at the ocean surface. Due to the scarcity of direct radiationClimatic features of the Mediterranean Sea detected by the analysis of the longwave radiative bulk

  6. FEATURED PROJECT Biomedical Sciences Building: Slated to open in March 2012, UCSC's

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Santa Cruz FEATURED PROJECT Biomedical Sciences Building: Slated to open in March 2012, UCSC;Projects in Planning and Design Coastal Biology Building: Surging enrollments in biological sciences's state-of-the-art biomedical sciences building will foster cutting-edge in- terdisciplinary research

  7. Using image gradient as a visual feature for visual servoing Eric Marchand, Christophe Collewet

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Using image gradient as a visual feature for visual servoing Eric Marchand, Christophe Collewet degrees of freedom are considered. Eric Marchand is with Universit´e de Rennes 1, IRISA UMR 6074, INRIA Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique, Lagadic research group, email: Eric.Marchand@irisa.fr, Christophe Collewet

  8. Luminance: a New Visual Feature for Visual Christophe Collewet and Eric Marchand

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Chapter 5 Luminance: a New Visual Feature for Visual Servoing Christophe Collewet and Eric Marchand and that no Christophe Collewet and Eric Marchand INRIA, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes, France, e-mail: {christophe.collewet,eric. marchand}@inria.fr 73 inria-00548937,version1-20Dec2010 Author manuscript, published in "Visual Servoing

  9. WELDING INSPECTION USING NOVEL SPECULARITY FEATURES AND A ONE-CLASS SVM

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    WELDING INSPECTION USING NOVEL SPECULARITY FEATURES AND A ONE-CLASS SVM Fabian Timm, Sascha Klement extraction, One-class classification, Welding seam inspection, Machine vision. Abstract: We present a framework for automatic inspection of welding seams based on specular reflections. Therefore, we introduce

  10. JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY, VOL. 31, 339-350 (1996) SPECIAL FEATURE

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    Wysocki, Vicki H.

    fragmentation mechanisms of protonated peptides is discussed and demonstrated. High internal energy deposition in understandingpeptide fragmentation by low-energy tandem mass spectrometry. KEYWORDS: surface-induced dissociationJOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY, VOL. 31, 339-350 (1996) SPECIAL FEATURE: PERSPECTIVE Surface

  11. MACHINE LEARNING TECHNIQUES TO DIAGNOSE BREAST CANCER FROM IMAGEPROCESSED NUCLEAR FEATURES OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATES

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    Street, Nick

    1 MACHINE LEARNING TECHNIQUES TO DIAGNOSE BREAST CANCER FROM IMAGE­PROCESSED NUCLEAR FEATURES.91 +/­ 0.07 and the mean specificity was 0.87 +/­ 0.18. The relatively high standard deviations indicate and Hermans [9] emphasized the need for developing individual performance characteristics for persons doing

  12. Feature-based Analysis of Plasma-based Particle Acceleration Data

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    Ruebel, Oliver; Geddes, Cameron G.R.; Chen, Min; Cormier-Michel, Estelle; Bethel, E. Wes

    2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Plasma-based particle accelerators can produce and sustain thousands of times stronger acceleration fields than conventional particle accelerators, providing a potential solution to the problem of the growing size and cost of conventional particle accelerators. To facilitate scientific knowledge discovery from the ever growing collections of accelerator simulation data generated by accelerator physicists to investigate next-generation plasma-based particle accelerator designs, we describe a novel approach for automatic detection and classification of particle beams and beam substructures due to temporal differences in the acceleration process, here called acceleration features. The automatic feature detection in combination with a novel visualization tool for fast, intuitive, query-based exploration of acceleration features enables an effective top-down data exploration process, starting from a high-level, feature-based view down to the level of individual particles. We describe the application of our analysis in practice to analyze simulations of single pulse and dual and triple colliding pulse accelerator designs, and to study the formation and evolution of particle beams, to compare substructures of a beam and to investigate transverse particle loss.

  13. Invited Feature History and scenarios of future development of Baltic Sea eutrophication

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    Dippner, Joachim W.

    Invited Feature History and scenarios of future development of Baltic Sea eutrophication Maren Voss: eutrophication climatic changes land use models catchment area Baltic Sea a b s t r a c t Nutrient loads from watersheds, atmospheric deposition, and cyanobacterial nitrogen fixation have led to eutrophication

  14. Sensitivity of the Earthquake Response of Tall Steel Moment Frame Buildings to Ground Motion Features

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    Krishnan, Swaminathan

    the skyline of many cities in the western US exposed to serious seismicity from a variety of sources. Consider with a simple energy balance analysis. The collapse initiation regime expands to lower ground motion periods are the ground motion features that could collapse these massive structures. Real-world data that could provide

  15. Target Tracking with Online Feature Selection in FLIR Imagery Vijay Venkataraman, Guoliang Fan and Xin Fan

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    Fan, Guoliang

    Target Tracking with Online Feature Selection in FLIR Imagery Vijay Venkataraman, Guoliang Fan tracking algo- rithm for FLIR imagery. A dual foreground and background model is proposed for target that the proposed algorithm can accurately track poorly-visible targets in FLIR imagery even with strong ego

  16. Updated 2/9/2010 A quick overview of the site's features

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    to refine your results by entering a new search term into the "Search Within" search box, or filter results. Searching for Titles 1. In the search box, enter a word or phrase. 2. Choose search options to narrow your offers several features enabling users to search, browse, read, add bookmarks and notes, create folders

  17. CAD/CAM integration based on machining features for prismatic parts

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    Hou, Min

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .............................. 41 3.2.2 Features dealt with in the research .......................................... 42 3.2.3 Exported process plan files ...................................................... 44 3.3 Tool path generation in Unigraphics... .......................................................................... 1 1.1 Background and Motivation ............................................................... 1 1.2 Research Objectives ......................................................................... 3 1.3 Thesis Organization...

  18. Submeter bathymetric mapping of volcanic and hydrothermal features on the East Pacific Rise crest at 9500

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    Whitcomb, Louis L.

    of bathymetric changes associated with active volcanic, hydrothermal and tectonic processes. Components: 15Submeter bathymetric mapping of volcanic and hydrothermal features on the East Pacific Rise crest to produce submeter resolution bathymetric maps of five hydrothermal vent areas at the East Pacific Rise (EPR

  19. Random Forest-Based Protein Model Quality Assessment (RFMQA) Using Structural Features and Potential Energy

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    Lee, Jooyoung

    Random Forest-Based Protein Model Quality Assessment (RFMQA) Using Structural Features and Potential Energy Terms Balachandran Manavalan, Juyong Lee, Jooyoung Lee* Center for In Silico Protein in protein structure prediction. In this study, we present the first application of random forest based model

  20. Influence of laser pulse duration on extreme ultraviolet and ion emission features from tin plasmas

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    Harilal, S. S.

    studies showed that the EUV/x-ray emission from laser-heated clusters are strong function of laser pulseInfluence of laser pulse duration on extreme ultraviolet and ion emission features from tin plasmasLASE Project, Department of Diode-Pumped Lasers, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, Na Slovance 2, 18221 Prague

  1. Mobile Robot Localization using Panoramic Vision and Combinations of Feature Region Detectors

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    Mántaras, Ramon López de

    for the robot to know its location accurately in terms of metric coordinates (i.e. Cartesian coordinatesMobile Robot Localization using Panoramic Vision and Combinations of Feature Region Detectors Arnau presents a vision-based approach for mobile robot localization. The environmental model is topolog- ical

  2. A STATISTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR FUSING MID-LEVEL PERCEPTUAL FEATURES IN NEWS STORY SEGMENTATION

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    Chang, Shih-Fu

    to a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) to locate the story boundary. Most news story systems use ad hoc algorithmsA STATISTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR FUSING MID-LEVEL PERCEPTUAL FEATURES IN NEWS STORY SEGMENTATION Winston H.-M. Hsu, Shih-Fu Chang Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University {winston, sfchang

  3. Importing perceived features into false memories Keith B. Lyle and Marcia K. Johnson

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    Johnson, Marcia K.

    Importing perceived features into false memories Keith B. Lyle and Marcia K. Johnson Yale, or did not occur the way we remember them (e.g., Johnson & Raye, 1981; Loftus, 1979). The details people in which events occurred (e.g., tem- poral, spatial), or thoughts and feelings evoked by events (Johnson

  4. Special Feature 2: Making a virtue of necessity: recycling solid waste by the poor, for

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Special Feature 2: Making a virtue of necessity: recycling solid waste by the poor, for the poor, the management method for waste in Egypt was open dumps and unregulated accumulations of solid waste in public,000 informal solid waste removers. They were, and remain, the experts in collection, removal, re

  5. Field Experiments for Exploration of the Oceanographic Features with Autonomous Vehicles

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    Patrikalakis, Nicholas M.

    Field Experiments for Exploration of the Oceanographic Features with Autonomous Vehicles H. Zheng1 currents. The deployment formation for multiple robotic vehicles (Autonomous Surface Craft - ASC with wind effects and simulation on a larger domain with more involved bathymetry were also carried out

  6. Priberam: A Turbo Semantic Parser with Second Order Features Andre F. T. Martins

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    Murphy, Robert F.

    Priberam: A Turbo Semantic Parser with Second Order Features Andr´e F. T. Martins Mariana S. C a recently pro- posed dependency parser, TurboParser (Martins et al., 2010, 2013), to be able to perform). The result is TurboSemanticParser, which we re- lease as open-source software.1 We describe here a second

  7. How to exploit the features of microfluidics DOI: 10.1039/b717986n

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    Meinhart, Carl

    How to exploit the features of microfluidics technology DOI: 10.1039/b717986n Introduction In recent years, microfluidics technology has enabled the genesis of novel and commercially successful this period of rapid technological evolution, it is important to recognize that microfluidics is an enabling

  8. Plenary title: Qualitaive features of the minimizers of energies and implications on

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    Nikolova, Mila

    Plenary title: Qualitaive features of the minimizers of energies and implications on modelling applications that are solved by minimizing an energy function combining a data-fidelity and a regularization term. Energy functions are classically defined either from a PDE standpoint or in a Bayesian estimation

  9. nature methods | VOL.8 NO.9 | SEPTEMBER 2011 | 717 technology feature

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    Cai, Long

    nature methods | VOL.8 NO.9 | SEPTEMBER 2011 | 717 technology feature sorting out chromatin states 717 consistent measuring 718 drilling down to function 719 table 1: the many states of chromatin (so Researchers find new pieces in the puzzle of genome regulation. table 1 | The many states of chromatin (so far

  10. The Relative Importance of Road Density and Physical Watershed Features in Determining Coastal Marsh Water

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    McMaster University

    with overall Water Quality Index scores. Road density also showed positive correlations with total nitrate Marsh Water Quality in Georgian Bay Rachel DeCatanzaro Ă? Maja Cvetkovic Ă? Patricia Chow-Fraser Received and physical watershed features (watershed size, wetland cover, and bedrock type) on water quality in coastal

  11. High order beam features and fitting quadrupole scan data to particle code model.

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    Lysenko, W. P. (Walter P.); Garnett, R. W. (Robert W.); Gilpatrick, J. D. (John Douglas); Qiang, J. (Ji); Rybarcyk, L. J. (Lawrence J.); Ryne, Robert; Schneider, J. D. (J. David); Smith, H. V. (Horace V.); Young, L. M. (Lloyd M.); Schulze, M. E. (Martin E.)

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quadrupole scans in the HEBT of the 6.7 MeV LEDA RFQ were analyzed to characterize the RFQ output beam. In previous work, profiles measured by the wire scanner were fit to models (beam parameterizations and HEBT simulations) to determine the transverse Courant-Snyder parameters {alpha}, {beta}, and {epsilon} at the RFQ exit. Unfortunately, at the larger quadrupole settings, the measured profiles showed features that were not present in any of our simulations. Here we describe our latest analysis, which resulted in very good fits by using an improved model for the RFQ output beam. The model beam was generated by the RFQ simulation code TOUTATIS. In our fitting code, this beam was distorted by linear transformations that changed the Courant-Snyder parameters to whatever values were required by the nonlinear optimizer while preserving the high-order features of the phase-space distribution. No new physics in the HEBT was required to explain our quad-scan results, just an improved initial beam. High-order features in the RFQ output beam apparently make a significant difference in behavior downstream of the RFQ. While this result gives us increased confidence in our codes, we still have a mystery: exactly what high-order features in the beam are responsible for the the strange behavior downstream. Understanding this phenomenon may be helpful to understanding our halo-experiment data. We have begun to study this by comparing higher-order moments of the TOUTATIS distribution with other distributions.

  12. PERFORMANCE OF DISCRIMINATIVELY TRAINED AUDITORY FEATURES ON AURORA2 AND AURORA3

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    Mak, Brian Kan-Wing

    PERFORMANCE OF DISCRIMINATIVELY TRAINED AUDITORY FEATURES ON AURORA2 AND AURORA3 Brian Mak and Yik) by 30.27% over ICSLP2002 Aurora2 baseline on multi-condition training. Similarly, we obtain a relative WER reduction of 38.42% over ICSLP2002 Aurora3 baseline. 1. INTRODUCTION Discriminative training [1

  13. Changes in the halo formation rates due to features in the primordial spectrum

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    Hazra, Dhiraj Kumar

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Features in the primordial scalar power spectrum provide a possible roadway to describe the outliers at the low multipoles in the WMAP data. Apart from the CMB angular power spectrum, these features can also alter the matter power spectrum and, thereby, the formation of the large scale structure. Carrying out a complete numerical analysis, we investigate the effects of primordial features on the formation rates of the halos. We consider a few different inflationary models that lead to features in the scalar power spectrum and an improved fit to the CMB data, and analyze the corresponding imprints on the formation of halos. Performing a Markov Chain Monte Carlo analysis with the WMAP seven year data and the SDSS halo power spectrum from LRG DR7 for the models of our interest, we arrive at the parameter space of the models allowed by the data. We illustrate that, inflationary potentials, such as the quadratic potential with sinusoidal modulations and the axion monodromy model, which generate certain repeated, o...

  14. Smart Insulating Container with Anti-Theft Features by M2M Tracking

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    Shinozuka, Masanobu

    Smart Insulating Container with Anti-Theft Features by M2M Tracking Cheng-Ting Lee, Chun-Min ChangChen, Brucelai, TroyChiu}@itri.org.tw, pai.chou@gmail.com Abstract--This paper describes a smart insulating and responsive but also of low overhead. I. INTRODUCTION Smart insulating shipping containers are an important

  15. OmniTread OT-4 Serpentine Robot new Features and Experiments Johann Borenstein* and Malik Hansen

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    Borenstein, Johann

    1 OmniTread OT-4 Serpentine Robot ­ new Features and Experiments Johann Borenstein* and Malik-of-freedom joints. The OT-4 can climb over obstacles that are much higher than the robot itself, propel itself of the OT-4. Keywords: OmniTread, Serpentine Robot, Snake Robot, Snakebot, Mobile Robot, Hyper

  16. DraftApril 7, 2009 Features of Climate-Smart Metropolitan Economies

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    Draft­April 7, 2009 Chapter 8 Features of Climate-Smart Metropolitan Economies Marilyn A. Brown-carbon climate-smart leadership that is required to meet the nation's targets and timetables necessary to avoid emissions of carbon dioxide.) Residential and commercial buildings account for 39 percent of the carbon

  17. Low and High-Level Visual Feature Based Apple Detection from Multi-modal Images

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    Wachs, Juan

    1 Low and High-Level Visual Feature Based Apple Detection from Multi-modal Images J. P. Wachs1 , H discusses the development of a machine vision system, capable of recognizing occluded green apples within a tree canopy. This involves the detection of "green" apples within scenes of "green leaves", shadow

  18. Marrying Features and Use Cases for Product Line Requirements Modeling of Embedded Systems

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    Börstler, Jürgen

    Marrying Features and Use Cases for Product Line Requirements Modeling of Embedded Systems Magnus published approaches for product line development today has software, not system, focus. In this paper we software product line development is to introduce domain modeling and requirements reuse within the systems

  19. PMR: Point to Mesh Rendering, A Feature-Based Approach Tamal K. Dey James Hudson

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    Dey, Tamal Krishna

    PMR: Point to Mesh Rendering, A Feature-Based Approach Tamal K. Dey James Hudson The Ohio State. Point based rendering methods have been shown effective for this task. Building on this paradigm we introduce the PMR system which uses a hierarchy both in points and triangles for rendering. This hierarchy

  20. FEATURE ARTICLE Photoexcitation, Ionization, and Dissociation of Molecules Using Intense Near-Infrared

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    Levis, Robert J.

    FEATURE ARTICLE Photoexcitation, Ionization, and Dissociation of Molecules Using Intense Near-Infrared The coupling mechanism between an intense (1013 W cm-2, 780 nm) near-infrared radiation field of duration 50 above threshold dissociation,3 multiple electron emission,4 and mo- lecular ionization using near-infrared

  1. nature methods | VOL.8 NO.2 | FEBRUARY 2011 | 117 technology feature

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    Cai, Long

    nature methods | VOL.8 NO.2 | FEBRUARY 2011 | 117 technology feature Unlike genes, transcripts that work for one class of metabolites are often useless for others. With nucleic acids and proteins one enrichment and separation technologies. "Over the last 10 years, we have learned that there is no one

  2. Design Features and Technology Uncertainties for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant

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    John M. Ryskamp; Phil Hildebrandt; Osamu Baba; Ron Ballinger; Robert Brodsky; Hans-Wolfgang Chi; Dennis Crutchfield; Herb Estrada; Jeane-Claude Garnier; Gerald Gordon; Richard Hobbins; Dan Keuter; Marilyn Kray; Philippe Martin; Steve Melancon; Christian Simon; Henry Stone; Robert Varrin; Werner von Lensa

    2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the conclusions, observations, and recommendations of the Independent Technology Review Group (ITRG) regarding design features and important technology uncertainties associated with very-high-temperature nuclear system concepts for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). The ITRG performed its reviews during the period November 2003 through April 2004.

  3. Published as Feature Article: 12 July 2013 Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify the Nation

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    1 Published as Feature Article: 12 July 2013 Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify the Nation Op by stopping U.S. aid to Egypt. The picture is not this simple, and the current situation is more than a coup troubled Middle East. The real question is: What can be done for Egypt in its democratic transition

  4. SUBMISSION TO IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON KNOWLEDGE AND DATA ENGINEERING 1 On Similarity Preserving Feature Selection

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    Liu, Huan

    [13], · Z. Zhao is with SAS Institute Inc. Cary, NC 27513, USA. E-mail: zheng.zhao@sas.com; L. Wang, feature selection algorithms broadly fall into three models: filter, wrapper or em- bedded [16: leiw@uow.edu.au; H. Liu and J. Ye are with Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA. E

  5. Modes, Features, and State-Based Modeling for Clarity and Flexibility

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    Minnesota, University of

    approach to structuring the modes and features of a generic Patient-Controlled Analgesia infusion pump modeled an infusion pump, called the Generic Patient Controlled Analgesia (GPCA) infusion system to better of the infusion system. For our work we used the Simulink/Stateflow modeling tools [6] that provide a vi

  6. ASSESSMENT OF AUDIO FEATURES FOR AUTOMATIC COUGH DETECTION Thomas Drugman, Jerome Urbain, Thierry Dutoit

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    Dupont, Stéphane

    ASSESSMENT OF AUDIO FEATURES FOR AUTOMATIC COUGH DETECTION Thomas Drugman, Jerome Urbain, Thierry://tcts.fpms.ac.be/drugman/ ABSTRACT This paper addresses the issue of cough detection using only audio recordings, with the ultimate. 1. INTRODUCTION For children as well as for adults, cough is in pneumology the commonest syndrom

  7. Facilitation of visual pattern recognition by extraction of relevant features from microscopic traffic data

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    Fields, Matthew James

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    feature space; this is done to minimize the experimental set to a matrix of desirable attributes from the vehicles on the roadway. The application is to identify if this data can be readily parsed into four distinct traffic states; in this case, the state...

  8. Impacts of a New Solar Radiation Parameterization on the CPTEC AGCM Climatological Features

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    Barbosa, Henrique

    Impacts of a New Solar Radiation Parameterization on the CPTEC AGCM Climatological Features H. M. J with a new solar radiation scheme are used. There is an 8% increase in the annual mean global average atmo%), which were not considered in the operational solar radiation scheme. Under clear-sky conditions

  9. -A Science Service Feature 0 bHY THE VdZATHEH 1

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    w i t h the prevailing distribution of temperature. In tha last analysis, the pre- The trade winds differences i n prossure come ultimately from differences i n temperature, vB,iling winds blow i n accordance engine driven by the sun. Tho general features of this engine would bc simple enough i f the earth did

  10. Columbia University TRECVID-2005 Video Search and High-Level Feature Extraction

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    Chang, Shih-Fu

    1 Columbia University TRECVID-2005 Video Search and High-Level Feature Extraction Shih-Fu Chang and Multimedia Lab, Columbia University http://www.ee.columbia.edu/dvmm Oct. 28th 2005 Descriptions of Submitted. Search I_C_2_ColumbiaI1_1: Interactive system, using text search (against ASR/MT), content- based image

  11. SPECIAL FEATURE Environmental change, pathogens and human linkages Shannon L. LaDeau Catherine A. Calder

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    online: 26 May 2010 Ó The Ecological Society of Japan 2010 Abstract West Nile virus (WNV) was firstSPECIAL FEATURE Environmental change, pathogens and human linkages Shannon L. LaDeau · Catherine A of Statistics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43228, USA P. J. Doran The Nature Conservancy, Lansing

  12. Porno for Pyros (features Perry Farrel on vocals, previously of Jane's Addiction)

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    Porno for Pyros (features Perry Farrel on vocals, previously of Jane's Addiction) Sadness! because i love her so! i got the devil in me! it's sadness! it's just a cloud Porno for Pyros alone it was porno for pyros! got in my car saw the fire and smoke, headed to it just

  13. Feature Tracking Using Reeb Graphs Gunther H. Weber1,2, Peer-Timo Bremer3,

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    surface" · Fuel not evenly consumed: Burning cells separated by extinction regions · Interested in Combustion Simulations · Application: ­ Simulation of premixed lean hydrogen flames under different levels Goal: ­ Understanding the temporal evolution of burning cells ­ Influence of turbulence #12;Feature

  14. Learning Deep Web Crawling with Diverse Features Lu Jiang, Zhaohui Wu, Qinghua Zheng and Jun Liu

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    Shamos, Michael I.

    Learning Deep Web Crawling with Diverse Features Lu Jiang, Zhaohui Wu, Qinghua Zheng and Jun Liu@yahoo.com, wzh@stu.xjtu.edu.cn, qhzheng@mail.xjtu.edu.cn, liukeen@mail.xjtu.edu.cn Abstract--The key to Deep Web crawling is to submit promising keywords to query form and retrieve Deep Web content efficiently. To select

  15. Image Forensic of Glare Feature for Improving Image Retrieval Using Benford's Law

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    Doran, Simon J.

    Image Forensic of Glare Feature for Improving Image Retrieval Using Benford's Law Ghulam Qadir proposed technique is novel and has a potential to be an image forensic tool for quick image analysis. I. INTRODUCTION The field of digital image forensics is striving hard to restore the lost trust in digital content

  16. Changes in the halo formation rates due to features in the primordial spectrum

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    Dhiraj Kumar Hazra

    2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Features in the primordial scalar power spectrum provide a possible roadway to describe the outliers at the low multipoles in the WMAP data. Apart from the CMB angular power spectrum, these features can also alter the matter power spectrum and, thereby, the formation of the large scale structure. Carrying out a complete numerical analysis, we investigate the effects of primordial features on the formation rates of the halos. We consider a few different inflationary models that lead to features in the scalar power spectrum and an improved fit to the CMB data, and analyze the corresponding imprints on the formation of halos. Performing a Markov Chain Monte Carlo analysis with the WMAP seven year data and the SDSS halo power spectrum from LRG DR7 for the models of our interest, we arrive at the parameter space of the models allowed by the data. We illustrate that, inflationary potentials, such as the quadratic potential with sinusoidal modulations and the axion monodromy model, which generate certain repeated, oscillatory features in the inflationary perturbation spectrum, do not induce a substantial difference in the number density of halos at their best fit values, when compared with, say, a nearly scale invariant spectrum as is generated by the standard quadratic potential. However, we find that the number density and the formation rates of halos change by about 13-22% for halo masses ranging over 10^4-10^14 solar mass, for potential parameters that lie within 2-sigma around the best fit values arrived at from the aforesaid joint constraints. We briefly discuss the implications of our results.

  17. Regression-Based RTL Power Modeling ALESSANDRO BOGLIOLO

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    De Micheli, Giovanni

    introduce a low overhead on-line characterization method for enhancing the accuracy of off-line estimation is a key feature for synthesis-based design flows. The main challenge in establishing a sound RTL-up off-line characterization of regression-based power macromodels is discussed in detail. Moreover, we

  18. Feature test report for the Small Debris Collection and Packaging System

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    Brisbin, S.A.

    1995-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The Spent Nuclear Fuel Equipment Engineering group performed feature testing of the Small Debris Collection and Packaging System (SDCPS) in the 305 Cold Test Facility from January 30, 1995, to February 1, 1995. Feature testing of the Small Debris Collection and Packaging System (SDCPS) was performed for the following reasons: To assess the feasibility of using ``drop-out`` vessels to collect small debris (<2.5 cm) in MK-II fuel canisters while transferring sludge to the Weasel Pit. To evaluate system performance under conditions similar to those in the K-Basins (e.g. submerged under 4.9 meters of water and operated with long handled tools) while using a surrogate sludge mixed with debris. To determine if canister weight could be used to predict the volume of sludge and/or debris contained within the canisters during system operation.

  19. NPCompleteness of Searches for Smallest Possible Feature Sets Scott Davies and Stuart Russell

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    Russell, Stuart

    for an output. Call this the ``null example.'' Then, for each edge E i in E, add one example that has a value vertices to which E i is connected; for these two inputs, set the input values to 1's. Call these examples features contained in S. This works because for any edge E i in the graph, S must con­ tain at least one

  20. Model 923-B Mouse Gas Anesthesia Head Holder Adaptor Adjustment Features

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    Kleinfeld, David

    Model 923-B Mouse Gas Anesthesia Head Holder Adaptor Adjustment Features Dorsal/Ventral dial.352.3139 Toll Free: 1.877.352.3275 ^^ci&ion Q)e&i^n^^^r ^esea/H^/i Model 923-B Mouse Gas Anesthesia Head Holder 923B-1/07 #12;MODEL 923-B MOUSE GAS ANESTHESIA HEAD HOLDER The KOPF Mouse Gas Anesthesia Head Holder

  1. Design features of the radioactive Liquid-Fed Ceramic Melter system

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    Holton, L.K. Jr. (comp.)

    1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During 1983, the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), at the request of the Department of Energy (DOE), undertook a program with the principal objective of testing the Liquid-Fed Ceramic Melter (LFCM) process in actual radioactive operations. This activity, termed the Radioactive LFCM (RLFCM) Operations is being conducted in existing shielded hot-cell facilities in B-Cell of the 324 Building, 300 Area, located at Hanford, Washington. This report summarizes the design features of the RLFCM system. These features include: a waste preparation and feed system which uses pulse-agitated waste preparation tanks for waste slurry agitation and an air displacement slurry pump for transferring waste slurries to the LFCM; a waste vitrification system (LFCM) - the design features, design approach, and reasoning for the design of the LFCM are described; a canister-handling turntable for positioning canisters underneath the RLFCM discharge port; a gamma source positioning and detection system for monitoring the glass fill level of the product canisters; and a primary off-gas treatment system for removing the majority of the radionuclide contamination from the RLFCM off gas. 8 refs., 48 figs., 6 tabs.

  2. 9.7 um Silicate Features in AGNs: New Insights into Unification Models

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    Y. Shi; G. H. Rieke; D. C. Hines; V. Gorjian; M. W. Werner; K. Cleary; F. J. Low; P. S. Smith; J. Bouwman

    2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe observations of 9.7 um silicate features in 97 AGNs, exhibiting a wide range of AGN types and of X-ray extinction toward the central nuclei. We find that the strength of the silicate feature correlates with the HI column density estimated from fitting the X-ray data, such that low HI columns correspond to silicate emission while high columns correspond to silicate absorption. The behavior is generally consistent with unification models where the large diversity in AGN properties is caused by viewing-angle-dependent obscuration of the nucleus. Radio-loud AGNs and radio-quiet quasars follow roughly the correlation between HI columns and the strength of the silicate feature defined by Seyfert galaxies. The agreement among AGN types suggests a high-level unification with similar characteristics for the structure of the obscuring material. We demonstrate the implications for unification models qualitatively with a conceptual disk model. The model includes an inner accretion disk (< 0.1 pc in radius), a middle disk (0.1-10 pc in radius) with a dense diffuse component and with embedded denser clouds, and an outer clumpy disk (10-300 pc in radius).

  3. Micro-Grooving and Micro-Threading Tools for Fabricating Curvilinear Features

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    ADAMS,DAVID P.; VASILE,MICHAEL J.; KRISHNAN,A.S.M.

    2000-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents techniques for fabricating microscopic, curvilinear features in a variety of workpiece materials. Micro-grooving and micro-threading tools having cutting widths as small as 13 {micro}m are made by focused ion beam sputtering and used for ultra-precision machining. Tool fabrication involves directing a 20 keV gallium beam at polished cylindrical punches made of cobalt M42 high-speed steel or C2 tungsten carbide to create a number of critically aligned facets. Sputtering produces rake facets of desired angle and cutting edges having radii of curvature equal to 0.4 {micro}m. Clearance for minimizing frictional drag of a tool results from a particular ion beam/target geometry that accounts for the sputter yield dependence on incidence angle. It is believed that geometrically specific cutting tools of this dimension have not been made previously. Numerically controlled, ultra-precision machining with micro-grooving tools results in a close match between tool width and feature size. Microtools are used to machine 13 {micro}m wide, 4 {micro}m deep, helical grooves in polymethyl methacrylate and 6061 Al cylindrical workplaces. Micro-grooving tools are also used to fabricate sinusoidal cross-section features in planar metal samples.

  4. Stellar parameters of early M dwarfs from ratios of spectral features at optical wavelengths

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    Maldonado, J; Micela, G; Scandariato, G; Damasso, M; Stelzer, B; Barbieri, M; Bedin, L R; Biazzo, K; Bignamini, A; Borsa, F; Claudi, R U; Covino, E; Desidera, S; Esposito, M; Gratton, R; Hernandez, J I Gonzalez; Lanza, A F; Maggio, A; Molinari, E; Pagano, I; Perger, M; Pillitteri, I; Piotto, G; Poretti, E; Prisinzano, L; Rebolo, R; Ribas, I; Shkolnik, E; Southworth, J; Sozzetti, A; Mascareńo, A Suarez

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (Abridged) Low-mass stars have been recognised as promising targets in the search for rocky, small planets with the potential of supporting life. Doppler search programmes using high-resolution spectrographs like HARPS or HARPS-N are providing huge quantities of optical spectra of M dwarfs. We aim to calibrate empirical relationships to determine stellar parameters for early M dwarfs (spectral types M0-M4.5) using the same spectra that are used for the radial velocity determinations. Our methodology consists in the use of ratios of pseudo equivalent widths of spectral features as a temperature diagnostic. Stars with effective temperatures obtained from interferometric estimates of their radii are used as calibrators. Empirical calibrations for the spectral type are also provided. Combinations of features and ratios of features are used to derive calibrations for the stellar metallicity. Our methods are then applied to a large sample of M dwarfs that are being observed in the framework of the HARPS search for ...

  5. Robust ASR front-end using spectral-based and discriminant features: experiments on the Aurora tasks

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    Dupont, Stéphane

    Robust ASR front-end using spectral-based and discriminant features: experiments on the Aurora was tested on the set of speech corpora used for the "Aurora" evaluation. Using the feature stream generated and server side ASR processing, a standartization initiative called "Aurora" was initiated within European

  6. 106 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 29, NO. 1, JANUARY 2010 Feature Based Nonrigid Brain MR Image Registration

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    Chung, Albert C. S.

    106 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 29, NO. 1, JANUARY 2010 Feature Based Nonrigid Brain MR Image Registration With Symmetric Alpha Stable Filters Shu Liao* and Albert C. S. Chung Abstract--A new feature based nonrigid image registration method for magnetic resonance (MR) brain images

  7. New C-H Stretching Vibrational Spectral Features in the Raman Spectra of Gaseous and Liquid Ethanol

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    Liu, Shilin

    New C-H Stretching Vibrational Spectral Features in the Raman Spectra of Gaseous and Liquid Ethanol Traditionally, the Raman spectrum of ethanol in the C-H vibrational stretching region between 2800 cm-1 and 3100, and the -CH3 antisymmetric stretching. In this report, new Raman spectral features were observed for ethanol

  8. Stardust Interstellar Preliminary Examination VI: Quantitative elemental analysis by synchrotron X-ray fluorescence nanoimaging of eight impact features in aerogel

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    Nittler, Larry R.

    -ray fluorescence nanoimaging of eight impact features in aerogel Alexandre S. SIMIONOVICI1* , Laurence LEMELLE2

  9. Interactions of tropical synoptic-scale features as viewed from satellite

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    Winton, Susan Elizabeth

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. James P. McGuirk Tropical synoptic features ? a hypothesized periodic 12 d oscillation over Central America and a 2800 km eastward propagating wave over the eastern Pacific ? are examined in OLR and TOVS... satellite observations. Their interactions with each other, with tropical plumes and intraseasonal oscil- lations are found to be weak. Time series analysis of the area-averaged (140 -40 W and 35'N-35 S) daily OLR for 1984 revealed a persistent 12 d...

  10. A description of the physical oceanographic features of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, August 1968

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    Schneider, Michael John

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    affman of' ~ommi. ttee) (Head of Depart nt) (Nember) ) gi ( / (Hem er) August 1969 ABSTRACT A Description of the physical Oceanographic Features of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, August 1968. (August 1969) 1'iichael J. Schneider, B. S. , U. S... to the side of the current on which they are found. Ustcz flowing rorth ehrough Yucatan Strait becomes a loop circula- tion pattern that exits tht. ough Florida Strait . Thi: urrent x carries 46. 7 million m /sec of wat. er into the Gulf and forms a large...

  11. Discriminative feature-rich models for syntax-based machine translation.

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    Dixon, Kevin R.

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the campus executive LDRD %E2%80%9CDiscriminative Feature-Rich Models for Syntax-Based Machine Translation,%E2%80%9D which was an effort to foster a better relationship between Sandia and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The primary purpose of the LDRD was to fund the research of a promising graduate student at CMU; in this case, Kevin Gimpel was selected from the pool of candidates. This report gives a brief overview of Kevin Gimpel's research.

  12. Variability in Long-Wave Runup as a Function of Nearshore Bathymetric Features

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    Dunkin, Lauren M.

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    and can be highly variable. The dynamic environment along the coast requires the thorough analysis of offshore features (Plant and Holman, 1997; Wang and Davis, 1998) which can be obtained through Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) (Brock et al., 2002... the movement of the sandbar to growth ratio. The results show that the sandbars moved onshore when the significant wave height was less than 1 m and offshore for wave heights greater than 1 m (Plant and Holman, 1997). The magnitude of the sandbar response...

  13. Is "Spike" a Reliable Feature in Porb Distribution of AM HER Stars?

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    Alex Golovin; Mykola Malygin; Elena Pavlenko

    2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Orbital periods in AM Her stars (polars) are synchronized with spin periods of white dwarf by its high magnetic field. Since the last study of Porb distribution of these systems, the number of known objects of such type has more than doubled. This challenged us to compile a new updated catalogue of cataclysmic variables with highly magnetic white dwarfs (polars) and to study their Porb distribution. In this paper we also discus if "spike" is reliable feature in the distribution. ("Spike" is a concentration of polars in the distribution of their orbital periods near Porb = 114 min and was previously discussed by Ritter & Kolb (1992) and Shahbaz & Wood (1996).)

  14. The Screen representation of spin networks. Images of 6j symbols and semiclassical features

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    Mirco Ragni; Robert G. Littlejohn; Ana Carla P. Bitencourt; Vincenzo Aquilanti; Roger W. Anderson

    2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This article presents and discusses in detail the results of extensive exact calculations of the most basic ingredients of spin networks, the Racah coefficients (or Wigner 6j symbols), exhibiting their salient features when considered as a function of two variables - a natural choice due to their origin as elements of a square orthogonal matrix - and illustrated by use of a projection on a square "screen" introduced recently. On these screens, shown are images which provide a systematic classification of features previously introduced to represent the caustic and ridge curves (which delimit the boundaries between oscillatory and evanescent behaviour according to the asymptotic analysis of semiclassical approaches). Particular relevance is given to the surprising role of the intriguing symmetries discovered long ago by Regge and recently revisited; from their use, together with other newly discovered properties and in conjunction with the traditional combinatorial ones, a picture emerges of the amplitudes and phases of these discrete wavefunctions, of interest in wide areas as building blocks of basic and applied quantum mechanics.

  15. Silicon carbide absorption features: dust formation in the outflows of extreme carbon stars

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    Angela K. Speck; Adrian B. Corman; Kristina Wakeman; Caleb H. Wheeler; Grant Thompson

    2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Infrared carbon stars without visible counterparts are generally known as extreme carbon stars. We have selected a subset of these stars with absorption features in the 10-13 $\\mu$m range, which has been tentatively attributed to silicon carbide (SiC). We add three new objects meeting these criterion to the seven previously known, bringing our total sample to ten sources. We also present the result of radiative transfer modeling for these stars, comparing these results to those of previous studies. In order to constrain model parameters, we use published mass-loss rates, expansion velocities and theoretical dust condensation models to determine the dust condensation temperature. These show that the inner dust temperatures of the dust shells for these sources are significantly higher than previously assumed. This also implies that the dominant dust species should be graphite instead of amorphous carbon. In combination with the higher condensation temperature we show that this results in a much higher acceleration of the dust grains than would be expected from previous work. Our model results suggest that the very optically thick stage of evolution does not coincide with the timescales for the superwind, but rather, that this is a very short-lived phase. Additionally, we compare model and observational parameters in an attempt to find any correlations. Finally, we show that the spectrum of one source, IRAS 17534$-$3030, strongly implies that the 10-13 $\\mu$m feature is due to a solid state rather than a molecular species.

  16. Site-Specific DNA Structural and Dynamic Features Revealed by Nucleotide-Independent Nitroxide Probes

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    Popova, Anna; Kalai, Tamas; Hideg, Kalman; Qin, Peter Z.

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In site-directed spin labeling, a covalently attached nitroxide probe containing a chemically inert unpaired electron is utilized to obtain information on the local environment of the parent macromolecule. Studies presented here examine the feasibility of probing local DNA structural and dynamic features using a class of nitroxide probes that are linked to chemically substituted phosphorothioate positions at the DNA backbone. Two members of this family, designated as R5 and R5a, were attached to eight different sites of a dodecameric DNA duplex without severely perturbing the native B-form conformation. Measured X-band electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra, which report on nitroxide rotational motions, were found to vary depending on the location of the label (e.g., duplex center vs termini) and the surrounding DNA sequence. This indicates that R5 and R5a can provide information on the DNA local environment at the level of an individual nucleotide. As these probes can be attached to arbitrary nucleotides within a nucleic acid sequence, they may provide a means to “scan” a given DNA molecule in order to interrogate its local structural and dynamic features.

  17. Specific features of the nonradiative relaxation of Er{sup 3+} ions in epitaxial Si structures

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    Kudryavtsev, K. E., E-mail: konstantin@ipmras.ru; Kryzhkov, D. I.; Antonov, A. V.; Shengurov, D. V.; Shmagin, V. B.; Krasilnik, Z. F. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Physics of Microstructures (Russian Federation)

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The specific features of the nonradiative relaxation of Er{sup 3+} ions in Si:Er layers grown by sublimation molecular-beam epitaxy (SMBE) are studied. In Si:Er/Si diode structures containing precipitation-type emitting centers, a resonance photoresponse at the wavelength ? ? 1.5 ?m is observed, which is indicative of the nonradiative relaxation of Er3+ ions via the energy back-transfer mechanism. Saturation of the erbium-related photocurrent is for the first time observed at high temperatures. This allows estimation of the concentration of Er centers that undergo relaxation via the above-mentioned back-transfer mechanism (N{sub 0} ? 5 × 10{sup 16} cm{sup ?3}). In terms of order of magnitude, the estimated concentration N{sub 0} corresponds to the concentration of optically active Er ions upon excitation of the Si:Er layers by means of the recombination mechanism. The features of the nonradiative relaxation of Er{sup 3+} ions in Si:Er/Si structures with different types of emitting centers are analyzed.

  18. Quantification of organ motion based on an adaptive image-based scale invariant feature method

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    Paganelli, Chiara [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133 (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133 (Italy); Peroni, Marta [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133, Italy and Paul Scherrer Institut, Zentrum für Protonentherapie, WMSA/C15, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133, Italy and Paul Scherrer Institut, Zentrum für Protonentherapie, WMSA/C15, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Italy); Baroni, Guido; Riboldi, Marco [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133, Italy and Bioengineering Unit, Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica, strada Campeggi 53, Pavia 27100 (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, piazza L. Da Vinci 32, Milano 20133, Italy and Bioengineering Unit, Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica, strada Campeggi 53, Pavia 27100 (Italy)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The availability of corresponding landmarks in IGRT image series allows quantifying the inter and intrafractional motion of internal organs. In this study, an approach for the automatic localization of anatomical landmarks is presented, with the aim of describing the nonrigid motion of anatomo-pathological structures in radiotherapy treatments according to local image contrast.Methods: An adaptive scale invariant feature transform (SIFT) was developed from the integration of a standard 3D SIFT approach with a local image-based contrast definition. The robustness and invariance of the proposed method to shape-preserving and deformable transforms were analyzed in a CT phantom study. The application of contrast transforms to the phantom images was also tested, in order to verify the variation of the local adaptive measure in relation to the modification of image contrast. The method was also applied to a lung 4D CT dataset, relying on manual feature identification by an expert user as ground truth. The 3D residual distance between matches obtained in adaptive-SIFT was then computed to verify the internal motion quantification with respect to the expert user. Extracted corresponding features in the lungs were used as regularization landmarks in a multistage deformable image registration (DIR) mapping the inhale vs exhale phase. The residual distances between the warped manual landmarks and their reference position in the inhale phase were evaluated, in order to provide a quantitative indication of the registration performed with the three different point sets.Results: The phantom study confirmed the method invariance and robustness properties to shape-preserving and deformable transforms, showing residual matching errors below the voxel dimension. The adapted SIFT algorithm on the 4D CT dataset provided automated and accurate motion detection of peak to peak breathing motion. The proposed method resulted in reduced residual errors with respect to standard SIFT, providing a motion description comparable to expert manual identification, as confirmed by DIR.Conclusions: The application of the method to a 4D lung CT patient dataset demonstrated adaptive-SIFT potential as an automatic tool to detect landmarks for DIR regularization and internal motion quantification. Future works should include the optimization of the computational cost and the application of the method to other anatomical sites and image modalities.

  19. Direct measurement and reconstruction of nonclassical features of twin beams generated in spontaneous parametric down-conversion

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    Ondrej Haderka; Jan Perina Jr; Martin Hamar; Jan Perina

    2004-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Correlations in twin beams composed of many photon pairs are studied using an intensified CCD camera. Joint signal-idler photon-number distribution and quantum phase-space quasi-distributions determined from experimental data have nonclassical features.

  20. Your Mission: To become familiar with the major plate boundaries through exploration of plate tectonic features using Google Earth.

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    Smith-Konter, Bridget

    boundaries through exploration of plate tectonic features using Google Earth. Your Supplies: (1) A computer with internet access and the Google Earth program of Earth's tectonic plates using Google Earth. To do this, login